Paul McCartney, Beck - Find My Way (Official Deep Fake Video)

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McCartney goes deepfake. It’s creepy and I wasn’t fooled for a second. Maybe this is the way into a brave new entertainment future, but I’m skeptical.

But here it is. Make up your own mind. I guess it’s fun, in a way.

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Personally curated by Paul, ‘McCartney III Imagined’ features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each reimagining their favourite ‘McCartney III’ moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged “an inspiration to us all”—one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved ‘McCartney III’ while standing on its own as brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

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Credits
Director: Andrew Donoho
Creative Director: Byron Atienza
Choreographer: Phil Tayag
Producer: Ian Blair

Video Co-Produced by Hyperreal Digital

Lyrics

Well, I can find my way
I know my left from right
Because we never close
I’m open day and night

I know my way around
I walk towards the light
I’m open ‘round the clock
I don’t get lost at night

(Chorus)
You never used to be afraid of days like these
But now you’re overwhelmed by your anxieties
Let me help you out, let me be your guide
I can help you reach the love you feel inside

Well, I can find my way
I know my left from right
Because wе never close
I’m opеn day and night

(Chorus)
You never used to be afraid of days like these
But now you’re overwhelmed by your anxieties
Let me help you out, let me be your guide
I can help you reach the love you feel inside

I know my way around
I walk towards the light
I’m open ‘round the clock
I don’t get lost at night

(Chorus)
You never used to be afraid of days like these
But now you’re overwhelmed by your anxieties
Let me help you out, let me be your guide
I can help you reach the love you feel inside

(C) 2021 MPL Communications Ltd

#PaulMcCartney #McCartneyIII #ThreeImagined #FindMyWay #Beck

Music video by Paul McCartney, Beck performing Find My Way. Capitol Records; © 2021 MPL Communications Ltd, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:17:51pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:22:00pm

Yeah I can easily see it too. Deep fakes are getting better but they still don’t look entirely natural.

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William Lewis  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:24:10pm

Charles, I was underwhelmed by this video when Dr Lizardo posted it the other day. I’m not a big fan of Beck in the first place though I’ll also admit it wasn’t as bad as I expected - perhaps Sir Paul’s influence vs Beck’s - though that’s still not saying much. Hopefully it’ll just fizzle and others won’t be tempted to do similar things.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:24:25pm

It feels like a video game character or rotoscope to me. Very unnatural, possibly intentionally so.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:29:32pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:31:17pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:32:59pm

It started with a mock ‘slave trade’ and a school resolution against racism. Now a war over critical race theory is tearing this small town apart. (Washington Post, yesterday)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Nevaeh Wharton was busy with homework one evening in late April when her phone pinged with a warning. A friend had texted to say something disgusting was happening in a private Snapchat group chat.

When the 16-year-old woke the next morning, another message was waiting for her: She had been discussed in the group. Pretty soon the whole story trickled out. A group of mostly White students attending two of Traverse City’s high schools, including Nevaeh’s, had held a mock slave auction on the social media app, “trading” their Black peers for money.

“I know how much I was sold for: one hundred dollars,” said Nevaeh, who is half-Black. “And in the end I was given away for free” — to the friend who first warned her about the group.

The Snapchat group, titled “slave trade,” also saw a student share the messages “all blacks should die” and “let’s start another holocaust,” according to screenshots obtained by The Washington Post. It spurred the fast-tracking of a school equity resolution that condemned racism and vowed Traverse City Area Public Schools would better educate its overwhelmingly White student body and teaching staff on how to live in a diverse country.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:33:19pm

I’ll believe it when it gets 60 votes, and not before.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:35:01pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:35:46pm

re: #8 No Malarkey!

I’ll believe it when it gets 60 votes, and not before.

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Gotta cross the uncanny valley of modern politics.

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:35:46pm

It’s raining now, ought to put that fire out next to the interstate.

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:41:03pm

I bought new ski boots yesterday.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:42:16pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:42:45pm

re: #8 No Malarkey!

Haha right. It must be larded up with tax breaks and no infrastructure.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:43:29pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:47:18pm

The diner interviews have moved to the ER.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:49:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:51:42pm

re: #9 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The BCG vaccine is not given in the United States. That is the vaccination against tuberculosis.

The reason it is not given is because the incidence of tuberculosis is very low in the USA, and the vaccine interferes with the tuberculin skin test.

BCG shots are not given in schools. It is only in very rare instances a BCG shot is ever recommended to an American.

The protection rate against tuberculosis in children by BCG is roughly 20%, and the vaccine lasts about 20 years (another reason it is not recommended).

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:57:13pm

I’m really getting scared for friends living in Florida. It’s looking like DeSadist’s hands-off approach is triggering a hyperpandemic!

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:57:13pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

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Didn’t Tom Cruise do a movie centred around ‘future crime’?

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:57:51pm

re: #20 Romantic Heretic

Didn’t Tom Cruise do a movie centred around ‘future crime’?

Minority Report. Which is also, in a cruel twist of irony, perfectly apropos for the program described in the article.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:58:42pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:59:32pm

re: #21 Dopamine Fish

Minority Report. Which is also, in a cruel twist of irony, perfectly apropos for the program described in the article.

Yep.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:02:56pm

re: #19 JOE 🥓

I’m really getting scared for friends living in Florida. It’s looking like DeSadist’s hands-off approach is triggering a hyperpandemic!

Same with my son in Jacksonville living with his hyper-Christian mother. Jacksonville is at the centre of a mass of infections now.

I probably ought to telephone my son and enquire about the vaccine.

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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:10:23pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

I bought new ski boots yesterday.

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Nice kicks.

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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:11:26pm

Watching the women’s surfing from Tokyo. They should show competitive surfing on TV more often…one of the things I love about going to Kauai - the surf channel.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:13:07pm

re: #20 Romantic Heretic

Didn’t Tom Cruise do a movie centred around ‘future crime’?

“Majority Report”

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:13:16pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:17:19pm

“why aren’t you interested in going to Branson”

“It’s the center of a hyperpandemic of Covid”

“That won’t stop me”

When the neighbor said this while I’m in the laundry room I just gave up. She insists on going to Branson which means I’m going to double mask just in case she returns from Ground Zero.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:18:43pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:20:48pm

Wow…. The anger!

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:27:00pm

re: #25 darthstar

Nice kicks.

I might get to use them in three months.

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:29:33pm

I still need to move ladders on the right boot, get the liners heat-molded to my feet, and get footbeds built.

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JC1  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:29:48pm

re: #21 Dopamine Fish

Minority Report. Which is also, in a cruel twist of irony, perfectly apropos for the program described in the article.

Minority report was also an unofficial sequel to Total Recall.

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calochortus  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:34:16pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

I might get to use them in three months.

Here’s hoping for nice long ski season for you.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:34:59pm

Influencers blew the whistle on an attempt to recruit them for an anti-vaxx disinformation campaign.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:38:09pm

Watching a Woodstock 1999 documentary on HBO.

I was 18 at the time of that show. Me and couple of buddies had talked about maybe going but ultimately decided not to.

No doubt one of the few good decisions I made at that age.

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jeffreyw  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:39:06pm
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No Malarkey!  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:40:12pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:43:50pm

re: #40 No Malarkey!

Is that they like white people or that they hate minorities?

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:44:12pm

re: #10 Belafon

Gotta cross the uncanny valley of modern politics.

60 votes is lunacy

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wrenchwench  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:46:52pm

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Watching a Woodstock 1999 documentary on HBO.

I was 18 at the time of that show. Me and couple of buddies had talked about maybe going but ultimately decided not to.

No doubt one of the few good decisions I made at that age.

The reference in this story is to the original Woodstock:

When I met Mr, w, I was his supervisor. The fairly young members of my crew were always surprised to find out his age. One said, ‘Oh my gosh. You’re old enough to be my father!’ Without missing a beat, Mr. w aid, ‘Was your mother at Woodstock?’

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:52:17pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:53:14pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:53:39pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:54:20pm

re: #45 Dangerman

Good, it should be.

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:55:47pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:56:46pm

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:56:56pm

I’m pretty certain that getting it twice means you aren’t vaccinated:

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:58:07pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:58:39pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:59:04pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 7:59:10pm

re: #50 Belafon

I’m pretty certain that getting it twice means you aren’t vaccinated:

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Did they even have testing in January 2020?

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:01:17pm

re: #50 Belafon

I’m pretty certain that getting it twice means you aren’t vaccinated:

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also if true that getting it once is NOT the same protection as getting vaccinated

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:06:15pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:06:50pm

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

Did they even have testing in January 2020?

NO. I couldn’t get a test in Mid March 2020. In NYC. Only testing was down in the ER. One of the many reasons this mess got out of control was a complete lack of testing.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:11:21pm

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SerialUpDinger  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:13:31pm

Leather Root

Santa Monica Mountains. This plant (Leather Root) blooms in summer months and is found in or along creek beds.A member of the pea family - the flowers bear some resemblance to lupines. Photographer’s notes: 100MM Macro; Manual - 1/180 F27 ISO 100 - ring Flash set to 1/4 power. Handheld at 12 inches from subject - I was delighted the image came out. A slight breeze can change the focus quite quickly.

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:20:38pm

Anti vaxxers are to the vaccinated what non-dues paying employees are to unions. They both want the benefits without any sacrifice or even inconvenience.

free riders

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:28:42pm

re: #4 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It feels like a video game character or rotoscope to me. Very unnatural, possibly intentionally so.

Personally, I think it was made to look a bit unnatural. Nonetheless, the technology is consistently improving and in the next decade or so, it could evolve to the point of being 100% convincing to the eye.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:33:59pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:36:57pm

He developed the theory unifying the electromagnetic and weak forces. More about him here: m.dailykos.com

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danarchy  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:37:59pm

re: #45 Dangerman

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I hear lots of “true stories”

As far as I am concerned a tweet from some random person is utterly worthless without a source or at least some detail I can search for on my own.

I give it the same weight as a Trump sir story.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:39:07pm

re: #50 Belafon

I’m pretty certain that getting it twice means you aren’t vaccinated:

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Most people in the US that claim to have gotten it before February 2020… didn’t.

Even if he did. January 2020 to July 2021 is over a year and half and like half a dozen variants later, so… get vaccinated asshats.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:41:56pm

The GOP is trying comedy as a side hustle.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:45:16pm
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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:48:07pm
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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:50:40pm

re: #67 Dave In Austin

Last one tonite.

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Video

There’s nothing like the sound of a six string bass.

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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 8:55:10pm

re: #68 darthstar

And the Japanese boxer beat him.

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cat-tikvah  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:07:19pm

re: #64 danarchy

As I learned here on LGF and have quoted since, “The plural of anecdote is not data.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:08:28pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:24:25pm

re: #5 Patricia Kayden

……

I be confused. Aren’t Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson traitors??? So why does she like them? They are traitors who actually took up arms and killed Americans. Cognitive dissonance?

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:27:28pm

A thread, go read:

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:28:22pm

re: #73 Hecuba’s daughter

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plansbandc  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:32:48pm

re: #75 Belafon

She’s trying to out batshit the other batshit spewers. I read a couple of her tweets and needed a vomit bucket.

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:34:56pm

Did this get posted yet?

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:39:57pm

No… Words…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:40:09pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The GOP is trying comedy as a side hustle.

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danarchy  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:40:36pm

re: #74 Belafon

A thread, go read:

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did I miss some news story? What white male celebrities is she talking about?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:44:16pm

Knives out.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:45:20pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:46:08pm
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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:48:46pm

re: #77 Teukka

Did this get posted yet?

All in favor on Mr. Carlsons first name forever being known as “Fucker”?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:54:49pm

re: #84 Teukka

All in favor on Mr. Carlsons first name forever being known as “Fucker”?

I’ve been calling him Fucker C for a while! 😊

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:55:52pm

re: #72 Dread Pirate Ron

Welcome to a world wrestling with climate change.

You can live somewhere really, really dry or live somewhere really, really wet.

No in betweens.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 9:58:43pm

I hope Tom Tomorrow goes after Fucker C in his latest cartoon!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:05:26pm

How about no, tech-bro.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:14:39pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

Welcome to a world wrestling with climate change.

You can live somewhere really, really dry or live somewhere really, really wet.

No in betweens.

Really really wet half the year, really really dry the other half. /s

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:23:45pm

(2:20)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:30:37pm

Today I found out what happens when you ride up a really steep hill trail (30+% grade) on only pedal assist 2… as you fumble to make 3 button clicks to get up to pedal assist 5 you have to take your thumb off the thumb throttle. At that point your pedal assist doesn’t have any throttle assist and you stall and fall over. I guess my judo lessons when I was 8 years old paid off for learning how to roll into the fall. I did another 20% grade hill in level 2. I think I found where the twist throttle may be superior, it’s on the other hand from the pedal assist buttons.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:33:52pm

Trauma surgeon, thread of thirteen tweets.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:50:44pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:56:53pm

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:05:57pm

Gaaa.

In a rare rebuke, a judge has overturned a conviction of a self-proclaimed witch doctor after finding that a prosecutor failed to disclose that a key witness was seeking immigration protections.

Man’s child sex assault conviction is overturned over Douglas County prosecutor’s ‘negligence’ (Omaha World-Herald, today)

District Judge Thomas Otepka awarded a new trial to Mario Santos on one charge of sexual assault of a child after finding that jurors should have been allowed to weigh a witness’s desire to remain in the U.S. and whether it influenced her testimony. The judge upheld a second conviction of Santos that didn’t involve the witness in question.

Santos still faces 15 years to life in prison on the upheld conviction. But his attorneys said they will seek to have all his convictions thrown out on the argument that the entire trial was poisoned by the prosecutor’s failure to disclose.

and

Prosecutor Beth Beninato had charged Santos, who billed himself as a witch doctor, in 2019 with two counts of sexually assaulting children. The witness in the case said her son, then 10, now 12, had been “having behavior changes” and had eventually disclosed that he had been sexually assaulted by a man in their home near 20th and Vinton Streets.

Taken to Project Harmony, the 10-year-old was asked if he knew someone named Mario. “He’s mean! He put a spirit in my mom. It was a bad spirit and it was creepy — all the bad spirits were on the table and there were bad candles,” the boy said.

The 10-year-old told police that Santos repeatedly hit him with a horse whip and made him perform a sex act on Santos. The 10-year-old later described how he saw Santos sexually assaulting the boy’s 9-year-old cousin.

(more)

The defence attorney is going to make a motion the other conviction also be thrown out, arguing that charge is tainted as well (same trial and jury).

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:11:19pm

re: #30 JOE 🥓

“why aren’t you interested in going to Branson”

“It’s the center of a hyperpandemic of Covid”

“That won’t stop me”

When the neighbor said this while I’m in the laundry room I just gave up. She insists on going to Branson which means I’m going to double mask just in case she returns from Ground Zero.

My vaccinated youngest sister is coming to town for a big Green Day show and then the whole family is supposed to get together for food the day after. Every time I think about the concert I think “Super Spreader”. I know all my sisters and inlaws are vaccinated but there will be lots of grandkids there too. I feel like masking but I may be the only one. The dinner is setting off bad signals for me.

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:14:09pm

re: #73 Hecuba’s daughter

I be confused. Aren’t Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson traitors??? So why does she like them? They are traitors who actually took up arms and killed Americans. Cognitive dissonance?

Yes and no. Shortest explanation? “The Lost Cause.” Generations of American children being raised on the propaganda that nobody in the South in the 1860s supported slavery or wanted to defend it, they were just “defending their homes.” Thus they’re somehow “patriots” and cultural icons rather than treasonous bastards who took up arms because they lost an election…sound familiar?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:15:32pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

My vaccinated youngest sister is coming to town for a big Green Day show and then the whole family is supposed to get together for food the day after. Every time I think about the concert I think “Super Spreader”. I know all my sisters and inlaws are vaccinated but there will be lots of grandkids there too. I feel like masking but I may be the only one. The dinner is setting off bad signals for me.

Children can only be protected by the adults around them. Moreover, a concert is a wonderful place to pick up the virus and spread it.

If this was Sturgis, you wouldn’t go to that party afterwards (at least I hope not).

Moreover, she can pass the virus to you so you can pass it on to someone else.

It’s easy for me; my family hates me so I don’t have to worry about being invited to parties. Since you probably don’t want my advice, I would advise you to tell them you don’t wish to go because you don’t wish to endanger yourself or your friends.

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:15:45pm

stpaulbear (and really, any vinyl junkie out there), you might like this article:

EXTREME RECORD COLLECTING: CONFESSIONS OF AN ANALOG VINYL SNOB | Dangerous Minds

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:22:29pm

Letter in the World-Herald calling out Gov. Ricketts’s political stunt with our state patrol.

Good grief! Texas has a population of over 29 million; Nebraska has close to 2 million. The State of Texas’ current budget is $248 billion dollars; Nebraska’s state budget is $9.7 billion. The State of Texas has a budget surplus of 725 million dollars. It is beyond belief that Gov/ Ricketts is going to use Nebraska’s taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to pay for extra law enforcement on the Texas border. Texas can darn well afford their own extra law enforcement. If our governor is trying to win points with Republicans, he can darn well spend his own money. Let Texas take care of itself.

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plansbandc  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:29:14pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

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Targetpractice  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:30:36pm

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Letter in the World-Herald calling out Gov. Ricketts’s political stunt with our state patrol.

I have little doubt that Ricketts has his eyes on either a Congressional seat or even the White House itself. Perhaps he’s hoping to be Donny’s VP pick.

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:32:59pm

re: #101 plansbandc

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plansbandc  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:34:31pm

re: #103 stpaulbear

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stpaulbear  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:39:06pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I appreciate your advice and I’m instinctively leaning your way. If there wasnt a concert involved, I would be a lot less averse to the meal. There will be sone serious hard fellings if I no-show so this sucks.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:42:30pm

re: #97 Targetpractice

Yes and no. Shortest explanation? “The Lost Cause.” Generations of American children being raised on the propaganda that nobody in the South in the 1860s supported slavery or wanted to defend it, they were just “defending their homes.” Thus they’re somehow “patriots” and cultural icons rather than treasonous bastards who took up arms because they lost an election…sound familiar?

Remember, they think the South were “The Good Guys” in the civil war and that they were conquered by an evil oppressive empire of busy-bodies from up north.

Not much more needs to be said to explain this behavior from any of them. They literally think the right side lost.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:48:42pm

re: #106 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Venn diagram of people who think the South were “The Good Guys” in the civil war and the people who think we fought on the wrong side in WW2, and should have helped Hitler destroy the Soviets is damn near a circle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:49:44pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:01:56am

re: #99 teleskiguy

stpaulbear (and really, any vinyl junkie out there), you might like this article:

EXTREME RECORD COLLECTING: CONFESSIONS OF AN ANALOG VINYL SNOB | Dangerous Minds

Thanks. I’ll check it out tomorrow when I’m awake and at my desktop. Mixing the words Audiophile and Collector in the sane article can blow up on-line like an Oregon fire. I watch some YT audio channels and this summer it’s just gotten bitchy as heck. Especially over analog vs. DACs. G’night all.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:07:25am

re: #96 stpaulbear

My vaccinated youngest sister is coming to town for a big Green Day show and then the whole family is supposed to get together for food the day after. Every time I think about the concert I think “Super Spreader”. I know all my sisters and inlaws are vaccinated but there will be lots of grandkids there too. I feel like masking but I may be the only one. The dinner is setting off bad signals for me.

For the first time in over a decade, I went to Ravinia tonight, for music and dinner, to celebrate a nephew’s birthday; there were 7 of us in total, all adults, all vaccinated. We had lawn tickets so we were outdoors the entire time and socially distanced from others attending the concert. This was my late husband’s family and none are part of my pod. We were all unmasked though I did put a mask on when using the ladies room. With the delta variant running roughshod over the country, maybe we could have been more cautious, but given that we were not crammed together with a large number of strangers, we were still observing what will likely be any new CDC guidelines . It’s not like we were at Lollapalooza, which is coming in a few days.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:11:11am

The Sunday GOP Political shows still putting on Republicans to spew misinformation.

The complaint from the governor is about requiring schoolchildren to wear masks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:12:32am

re: #110 Hecuba’s daughter

My “pod” is my wife. She is my pod person.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:14:41am

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Sunday GOP Political shows still putting on Republicans to spew misinformation.

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The complaint from the governor is about requiring schoolchildren to wear masks.

My grand niece and grand nephew had no problems wearing masks to school. Children have problems when the adults in their lives complain about this requirement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:20:36am

re: #5 Patricia Kayden

I like Indians and I like Redskins. I like Aunt Jemima and I like Uncle Ben. I like Robert E Lee and I like Stonewall Jackson. I don’t like traitors who hate America. Stand up for our culture!

I like people who led an armed uprising against the USA but I hate traitors!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:22:46am

re: #13 Dave In Austin

Pasco Sheriff’s Office letter targets residents for ‘increased accountability’

I believe the correct words here are “profiling” and “selective enforcement”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:23:33am

Here comes the whinging about the new state education standards, with positions such as “trans people exist.”

Conservative-run school boards are grandstanding to the state, because the standards:

a) have not yet been adopted
b) are guidelines which school boards do not have to implement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:24:53am

re: #35 JC1

Minority report was also an unofficial sequel to Total Recall.

How are the two at all related other than both being based on Phillip K. Dick novels?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:28:12am

re: #43 wrenchwench

The reference in this story is to the original Woodstock:

When I met Mr, w, I was his supervisor. The fairly young members of my crew were always surprised to find out his age. One said, ‘Oh my gosh. You’re old enough to be my father!’ Without missing a beat, Mr. w aid, ‘Was your mother at Woodstock?’

I used to hang out with a young lady who was at Woodstock. She was 11 months old with her hippie mother. I met her working at the Athletic Department at Northern Arizona University, where she was attempting to rebel against her mom by getting into sports.

But deep down inside, she just wanted to be a groupie and hang out with musicians later did finally come to her senses, marry a guitarist and move to Durango, Colorado, another hip epicenter of the Southwest.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:30:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:31:54am

re: #73 Hecuba’s daughter

I be confused. Aren’t Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson traitors??? So why does she like them? They are traitors who actually took up arms and killed Americans. Cognitive dissonance?

Not the real historical Lee and Jackson but the Southern Ideal of Manhood and Chivalry and Loyalty to their Home State Lee and Jackson.

I can admire them for their generalship but not for the cause they fought for.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:38:36am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not the real historical Lee and Jackson but the Southern Ideal of Lee and Jackson.

I can admire them for their generalship but not for the cause they fought for.

I can admire Stonewall Jackson for getting shot in the back by his own troops. The best thing he ever did.

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Targetpractice  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:17:32am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not the real historical Lee and Jackson but the Southern Ideal of Manhood and Chivalry and Loyalty to their Home State Lee and Jackson.

I can admire them for their generalship but not for the cause they fought for.

Lee was a mediocre general at best, another vain-glorious wannabe-be aristocrat sending men into hopeless battles in the hope that he might achieve ever-lasting fame with one crushing victory over his enemies. All he ever had to do was fight the North to a stalemate, use the advantages of fighting on home soil to force the Union forces to a standstill and then bleed them white. It was that failure to appreciate the strategic situation the South faced that so many of the “Lost Cause” crowd had to cover for by claiming that all his worst blunders were really due to his subordinates.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:28:09am

re: #122 Targetpractice

Lee was a mediocre general at best, another vain-glorious wannabe-be aristocrat sending men into hopeless battles in the hope that he might achieve ever-lasting fame with one crushing victory over his enemies.

…many of the “Lost Cause” crowd had to cover for [him] by claiming that all his worst blunders were really due to his subordinates.

It is true that his plans were brilliant, but stumbled in their execution. Still, a good General knows his men’s capabilities, and their limits.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:38:47am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I can admire Stonewall Jackson for getting shot in the back by his own troops. The best thing he ever did.

I can compartmentalize such things: to admire the military skills of generals like Jackson, Rommel or Zhukov is not necessarily to admire the causes that they fought for.

Just like I can still enjoy classic comedy from Louie C.K., Woody Allen or Bill Cosby independently of their misogyny or pedophilia.

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Targetpractice  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:40:13am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is true that his plans were brilliant, but stumbled in their execution. Still, a good General knows his men’s capabilities, and their limits.

I’ve seen comparisons to Napoleon, who likewise was a brilliant tactician who nevertheless kept pursuing aggressive strategies that totally failed to take into mind the overall strategic situation. I might also offer Rommel, whose successes in Africa were often tactical ones at the expense of the overall strategic picture, the myth built up around him largely foreign press taking up Nazi propaganda and running with it as a way to explain their own losses against him. Or Yamamoto, who had an eye for the strategic picture but whose hubris would not allow him to consider all possible scenarios until four fleet carriers sat on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:54:35am

re: #13 Dave In Austin

“Anticipatory self-defence.” The argument used to justify genocide of the Jewish people in the Einsatzgruppen Trial.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 1:55:41am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Anticipatory self-defence.” The argument used to justify genocide of the Jewish people in the Einsatzgruppen Trial.

and/or a Karen’s reaction when she sees a black man in her neighborhood

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sagehen  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:00:14am

re: #124 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just like I can still enjoy classic comedy from Louie C.K., Woody Allen or Bill Cosby independently of their misogyny or pedophilia.

Not me; the characters they write and play are so based on their idealized versions of themselves, it totally ruins my suspension of disbelief.

For dramatic actors who are playing totally-not-themselves, I can still manage it. Susan Sarandon, Jon Voight, Sean Penn when he used to be an asshole, when I watch them in a movie all I see is the character.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:01:48am

re: #122 Targetpractice

Lee was a mediocre general at best, another vain-glorious wannabe-be aristocrat sending men into hopeless battles in the hope that he might achieve ever-lasting fame with one crushing victory over his enemies. All he ever had to do was fight the North to a stalemate, use the advantages of fighting on home soil to force the Union forces to a standstill and then bleed them white. It was that failure to appreciate the strategic situation the South faced that so many of the “Lost Cause” crowd had to cover for by claiming that all his worst blunders were really due to his subordinates.

Lost Cause of the Confederacy (goes to Wikipedia, the entire article would be banned by conservatives whinging about Critical Race Theory).

The article contains the plethora of politicians, civic society groups, former Confederate soldiers and officer, authors, Christian pastors, and film makers (right up to recently released films in the XXI Century) who perpetuated the Lost Cause myth with the idea of indoctrinating the North (and all Southerner) that the Civil War was something (anything) other than about slavery.

It is an extensively researched article, naming key people from the very end of the war to the present day who consistently worked to perpetuate the myth of loss not by poor military leaders, but overwhelming Yankee brutality and numbers; the glorification of the Klan right from the start; including taking away the independence of women’s actions in the South (women had to run the plantations and other businesses whilst the men were off to war) instead painting them as dainty flowers who were protected by the Southern gentleman’s chivalry.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:04:08am

re: #29 teleskiguy

“Suicide by skis.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:05:40am

re: #128 sagehen

Not me; the characters they write and play are so based on their idealized versions of themselves, it totally ruins my suspension of disbelief.

For dramatic actors who are playing totally-not-themselves, I can still manage it. Susan Sarandon, Jon Voight, Sean Penn when he used to be an asshole, when I watch them in a movie all I see is the character.

It does start to creep over in some movies so that even I cannot overlook it, like the creepy old man Woody Allen played in Manhattan.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:06:57am

re: #32 Dave In Austin

Wow…. The anger!

I don’t want to be confused for either a Christian or a Republican. /s

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:16:52am

re: #50 Belafon

His local hospital should decline to treat him. This is ridiculous.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:32:33am

re: #133 Patricia Kayden

His local hospital should decline to treat him. This is ridiculous.

“It’s worth getting COVID just for the chance to have a dig at the CCP!!!”

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:37:48am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Anticipatory self-defence.” The argument used to justify genocide of the Jewish people in the Einsatzgruppen Trial.

For future reference, under international law, there is NO justification for genocide. And yeah, I’ve had to explain that to rightios…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:40:55am

re: #135 Teukka

For future reference, under international law, there is NO justification for genocide. And yeah, I’ve had to explain that to rightios…..

“But there are plenty of examples of it in the Bible, so there!”

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:48:14am
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Nojay UK  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:58:11am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is true that his plans were brilliant, but stumbled in their execution. Still, a good General knows his men’s capabilities, and their limits.

The Confederacy knew it had lost by the autumn of 1864 but it took Lee and his associates six more months of death and misery on both sides to actually wave the white flag and surrender. Not a good General.

Good generals win, simple as that. Who beat who in the end is all that counts. Montgomery good, Rommel bad. Eisenhower good, Guderian bad. Vasilevski good, the entire Japanese Manchurian Army leadership bad. Works for Admirals too, of course — Halsey good, Yamamoto bad (glug glug glug).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 2:59:22am

re: #40 No Malarkey!

I thought conservatives said they didn’t care about the Olympics and were going to boycott them because (put lame conservative trope here). Now they care about them?

And considering the number of guns in this country, we seem to be doing poorly in shooting events. Where are all the AR-15 eagle coal-rolling patriot militia coal-mining real men and women of America in the the shooting events?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:00:04am

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Is that they like white people or that they hate minorities?

Yes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:17:12am

re: #75 Belafon

Wholly crap this Wendy Rogers state rep in AZ is fookin’ loco (that’s a technical term).

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:27:42am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“But there are plenty of examples of it in the Bible, so there!”

Under the laws of war, if the enemy systematically does that, you have the right to pull out some of the stops in the Geneva and Hague conventions (not all, and there are some you can’t pull). And even in isolated cases, there are some stops you may pull out. But you may never commit commit genocide under any circumstance.

Basically, what happens is that the enemy becomes an unlawful combattant, basically a criminal on the battlefield. If it is an isolated incident, those reasonably assumed to be involved. If it is special units, those special units. If it is endemic to the enemy forces, the entire enemy force.

You still have to decide what stops (within the boundaries of the HC and GC, and none of the articles you you’re NOT ALLOWED to pull) to pull out on a battle by battle, case by case basis (i.e. not systematically). But won’t be pleasant experience. For example, if you capture an enemy, you don’t have to give them PoW rights, merely the rights of the common criminal (again, within the boundaries of the GC and HC).

There’s a reason why, if you see the enemy use perfidy, unclear insignia and uniform on the battle scene, use mercenaries, use seemingly independent “contractors” etc., you can reasonably assume that they may be trying to create plausible deniability, i.e. some sort of “gap” between themselves and the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide .

Enter “Wi murricans dunn rekkkognise da authoritae of no stinking international lol or kourt!! 111thy!!!”. Well, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide fall under universal jurisdiction, which means any country can arrest, detain, investigate, prosecute, and try the enemy (either themselves or ship the sorry enemy ass to the ICC). And most countries in the world are signatories to the relevant conventions.

So, TL;DR, that sort of mindset will only lead the rightios into a world of hurt. And should international peacekeepers need to become involved, there are countries in the world who train their conscripts hard in the laws of war, and how to act should they witness crimes against the laws of war. And such crimes may draw a swift and harsh response should the enemy happen to commit such deeds under such peackeepers noses…

But enough ranting about international law, but doesn’t it seem to you that them rightios seem intent on (figuratively) bashing their own skulls in with a 2’ x 4’, while driving at 100 mph into a solid rock wall? Like intentionally provoking things that will have very painful consequences for them? With vaxxing, with this thing about openly calling for crimes against international law, etc.?

These are truly interesting times (in the ancient Chinese curse sense). And they are, intentionally, provoking the curiosity of very important people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:33:43am

re: #142 Teukka

“America is God’s Chosen Country and is thus empowered to be the ultimate arbiter of what is Right and Wrong anywhere in the world.”

That is the basis of everything from Dominionism to American Exceptionalism to Neoliberalism.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:38:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:42:49am

re: #138 Nojay UK

Yamamoto bad (glug glug glug).

Yamomoto was more of a crash and burn…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:45:42am

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yamomoto was more of a crash and burn…

::p

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:49:38am

[Sauce]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:50:30am

BBC:

Tunisia’s PM sacked after violent Covid protests

Tunisia’s president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament, after violent mass protests nationwide on Sunday.

Anger over the government’s handling of a massive recent spike in Covid cases has added to general unrest over the nation’s economic and social turmoil.

President Kais Saied, who was elected in 2019, announced he was taking over.

His supporters erupted in celebration, but opponents in parliament immediately accused him of staging a coup.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 3:54:32am

re: #148 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

BBC:

Tunisia’s PM sacked after violent Covid protests

(more)

and once more, a nation where people are rioting over lack of vaccines while Americans are threatening to shoot government agents coming door-to-door to offer one for free…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:04:05am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and once more, a nation where people are rioting over lack of vaccines while Americans are threatening to shoot government agents coming door-to-door to offer one for free…

And when we suggest shipping vaccines to those nations which are desperate to have them (since we have overstock because conservatives want to suicide by coronavirus), our conservatives don’t want to “give” anything away including vaccines (the butter side of a guns and butter diplomacy strategy).

They don’t want them, and no one else should get them either. They don’t just want to kill us, they want to kill everyone.

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Nojay UK  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:05:57am

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yamomoto was more of a crash and burn…

The first-class fleet Yamamoto built up through the 1930s ended up as artificial reefs, mostly thanks in large part to a stubborn refusal to abandon the Kantai Kessen principle even after its clear failure several times in the Pacific theatre. Halsey, Nimitz and King ended the war with more fleet carriers than they knew what to do with and even more on the shipyard stocks ready to join the fray (plus a few subsequently-useless Iowas but that’s another argument).

4-star rank officers like Eisenhower are basically accountants, allocating resources to their immediate juniors who can concentrate on logistics once they know how much stuff (fuel, ammo, ships, trucks, planes, food, people, bodybags etc.) they have to hand. Sadly no-one will ever write the thirty-nine volume compendium entitled “Lives of the Great Accountants”.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:11:56am

re: #151 Nojay UK

The Japanese had one chance to win the war in the Pacific: Make the Americans come to terms before Seattle, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Pearl made it impossible for them to win. Their problem was that they, like the Americans, did not understand the incredible power of the carrier fleet, and they wanted to get the Americans to commit their battleships to the fight before they pressed their technological and experiential advantages. In the event, the Americans’ mighty 14- and 16-inch guns were almost exclusively used in ground-support missions, and the Japanese never got the opportunity they wanted before Midway basically put the war out of their reach.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:12:50am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and once more, a nation where people are rioting over lack of vaccines while Americans are threatening to shoot government agents coming door-to-door to offer one for free…

Note also what the Tunisian people did.

After a (mostly) peaceful nationwide protest ousted their conservative dictatorial government, they held elections and put in a religious (Islamist) government.

Religions are conservative by their nature. Putting in a religious government virtually guarantees abuse of the people. Now they are in the position of a new coup ousting the government after only a few years, because neither conservative nor religious governments can adapt to changing conditions such as a pandemic. (Dying is God’s will.)

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Nojay UK  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:19:11am

re: #152 Dopamine Fish

The Japanese had no chance to win. The Pacific was going to be either American or Japanese and the US could always, always outspend the Japanese in terms of manpower, shipbuilding, engineering, scientific development and their expertise in logistics and accountancy. The US already owned the eastern half of the Pacific, the Hawaiian islands, Midway (big clue in the name there), the Aleutians and were moving west to take the rest, probably all the way up to the Japanese home waters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:24:44am

re: #151 Nojay UK

4-star rank officers like Eisenhower are basically accountants, allocating resources to their immediate juniors who can concentrate on logistics once they know how much stuff (fuel, ammo, ships, trucks, planes, food, people, bodybags etc.) they have to hand. Sadly no-one will ever write the thirty-nine volume compendium entitled “Lives of the Great Accountants”.

Yes, I cannot begin to imagine what it took for those US Navy and Army bean-counters to make sure all those marines and soldiers landed with enough ammo and fuel, much less food, medical supplies, TP, foot powder, etc…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:26:39am

re: #154 Nojay UK

The Japanese did not enough merchant vessels nor did they have enough ships to escort them. Before the war, they relied on foreign shipping, much of it Dutch and British. That was lost to them with the start of the war.

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jeffreyw  Jul 26, 2021 • 4:42:59am

Gingerdammit!

Good morning!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:01:07am

They’ll be downright chafed by ‘24.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:03:04am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:08:44am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:08:54am

re: #159 Dangerman

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My mask protects you from me. Your mask protects me from you. That’s why we want you to wear masks. But you’re assholes; you don’t care about us, only about yourself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:18:00am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:19:33am

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m sure if Larry went to Brussels, they could work out an agreement to rejoin the EU before BoJo gets back.

/half

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:20:12am
Donald Trump has been urging former football player Herschel Walker to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) next year.

Walker hasn’t decided yet, but the mere possibility that he might run has caused AP reporters to start digging into his past a bit. Some of what they have found is now starting to come out and it could affect how well he does if he enters the race.

Knowledge that the media already has exposed some unpleasant details of his past life, and that they would become part of the campaign, could very well influence his decision about whether or not to throw his helmet into the ring.

they could have done this in earnest in 2015 and saved us all a world of hurt

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William Lewis  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:23:52am

re: #164 Dangerman

they could have done this in earnest in 2015 and saved us all a world of hurt

The difference is that Walker’s not white.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:27:55am

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:28:12am

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Watching a Woodstock 1999 documentary on HBO.

I was 18 at the time of that show. Me and couple of buddies had talked about maybe going but ultimately decided not to.

No doubt one of the few good decisions I made at that age.

I went to Woodstock 94. It was a logistics nightmare, but the music was absolutely superb. I wouldn’t change a thing in going to 94. Got to see so many musical acts in so many genres it was amazing (I saw everyone from Cypress Hill, Melissa Etheridge, CSN, NIN, Aerosmith, and Metallica. But there was no way I was going to Woodstock 99. I knew it would be a shitshow - done in a former airport with no cover, limited logistics, and a music lineup that would not bode well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:28:19am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:29:24am

Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor last month, said that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours, WPXI reports.

Gerow apparently drove for several miles with the motorcycle stuck to the front of his car.

what the effing eff

In an interview Friday, Forgette (highway construction worker) said the first thing he noticed were sparks coming off a car that was traveling at a high rate of speed in the westbound lanes of the turnpike. He and members of his construction crew who were with him were dumbstruck, he said.

“Everyone was in disbelief,” he said. “That is not something you see every day. It was a big motorcycle, too. There were a bunch of sparks. And it was very loud.”

Forgette said the car’s driver was pulled over by State Police several miles down from where he first saw him. He said the driver was sitting on a guardrail, stone-faced and “kind of disconnected.”

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:32:03am

re: #78 Teukka

No… Words…

Jesus also never owned a gun. Not one.

The Stupid hurts…bad.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:33:11am

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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down and to the right - everyone sees it
“posse, bent on lynching searches woods for prey”

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:44:16am

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Sunday GOP Political shows still putting on Republicans to spew misinformation.

[Embedded content]

The complaint from the governor is about requiring schoolchildren to wear masks.

If the mask traumatizes, maybe they should only be mandated to wear one when they are all smashed together hiding in a small, locked room while doing a live shooter drill.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:44:23am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:46:03am
Veteran journalist and author Carl Bernstein called former President Donald Trump a “war criminal” on “Reliable Sources” Sunday.

“I think we need to calmly step back and maybe look at Trump in a different context,” Bernstein told CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter, adding that Trump is “our own American war criminal.”

In labeling Trump a war criminal, Bernstein specifically pointed to his administration’s response to the Covid-19 health crisis and the January 6 Capitol riot. The journalist said it’s important to look at the “tens of thousands of people who died because of his homicidal negligence in the pandemic” and his “fomenting a coup to hold on to office.” Trump put his own electoral interest above the health of Americans “as they were slaughtered in this pandemic,” Bernstein added.

cnn

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:48:53am

foxnews

A United Airlines flight was evacuated ahead of take-off at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday after a teenager sent a picture of an Airsoft gun to other passengers onboard via Airdrop, an iPhone feature that allows sharing between other Apple Inc. products.

KNTV reported as the flight bound for Orlando was getting ready to leave the gate, several passengers received the photo of the realistic-looking toy gun, sparking alarm.

Everyone on the aircraft was forced to de-board and go through security screening a second time. The teen was not allowed back on the flight.

dont think this was an intentend consequence in the development of the app

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:48:58am

Ashtabula County Democrats

Think on this….The political party that touts its centering principle on “faith and family,” builds an idol, coats the idol in copper, and promotes an auction to sell the idol to support the party of “faith and family.” Reminds one of a golden calf… and the First Commandment. Hmmmm. Anyone else disturbed by this?

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:49:52am

re: #172 Eventual Carrion

If the mask traumatizes, maybe they should only be mandated to wear one when they are all smashed together hiding in a small, locked room while doing a live shooter drill.

see re: #53 Dangerman

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:50:03am

re: #166 Dangerman

CRT is critical (of established power structures)
It is racial (and we live in a post-racial society, right?)
and it is a theory, the sort of thing that scientists come up with to disprove Literal Biblical Truth.

No wonder they can’t deal with it.

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:50:50am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:51:08am

re: #176 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Ashtabula County Democrats

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a rube and his money…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:52:49am

re: #152 Dopamine Fish

The Japanese had one chance to win the war in the Pacific: Make the Americans come to terms before Seattle, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Pearl made it impossible for them to win. Their problem was that they, like the Americans, did not understand the incredible power of the carrier fleet, and they wanted to get the Americans to commit their battleships to the fight before they pressed their technological and experiential advantages. In the event, the Americans’ mighty 14- and 16-inch guns were almost exclusively used in ground-support missions, and the Japanese never got the opportunity they wanted before Midway basically put the war out of their reach.

The war was out of reach of Japan the moment the first bomb dropped on Pearl Harbor.

Wiser heads (including Yamamoto’s) knew and some stated that any sort of attritional war with the United States would inevitably end in Japan’s defeat.

However, Japan had painted itself into a corner in that they were not willing to give up their “gains” in China and at point encroachments into Indo-China. And a weakness built into their constitution made it impossible to control their military.* Add to it a jingoistic attitude about western degeneracy and lack of spirit compared to that of the Japanese people that would make up for Japan’s shortcomings in a conflict. Japan had the choice of escalating to war, or backing down and seriously negotiating** with the USA regarding China and other issues - which would have been a loss of face and acceptance of being a regional power at best.

Just finished reading Richard Frank’s _Tower of Skulls_ which covers the region from 1937-1941 with quite a focus on the China-Japan war.

* - The army or navy could cause a government to fall by having the Army or Navy Minister resign, and then refuse to suggest/appoint a replacement. So they essentially had a veto power on government decisions. (And the Japanese decision making process appears to have been a slow grinding thing that seeks to make a decision while having no one responsible for having made it.)

** - Japanese diplomacy in the 1940-41 period was essentially asking the USA to force China to the table with Japan while promising to give Japan what it wanted in a treaty or abandoning China entirely if China didn’t agree to it. China at that time was essentially trying to hold out and bleed Japan by playing defense and hoping for further western aid and eventual involvement.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:56:07am

re: #179 lawhawk

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refusing to mask, or vaccinate because the virus came from a lab, or from china, or because of whatever the source, is a stone stunningly dumb level of analysis.

i’m not gonna take cover because the gun that guy is firing at me came from China…

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 26, 2021 • 5:57:52am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

My mask protects you from me. Your mask protects me from you. That’s why we want you to wear masks. But you’re assholes; you don’t care about us, only about yourself.

They have had that fact fucked up from day one.

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:02:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:04:33am

re: #183 Eventual Carrion

They have had that fact fucked up from day one.

The one fact not be overcome is that a Mask is a Symbol of Tribal Affiliation.

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:15:26am

NYT pitchbot or actual op-ed?

The World Needs a Heavy Hitter on the Pandemic. Bush Has Done It Before.

If you said op-ed, you’re right. Bush really isn’t the right guy for the job, even though he’s a flaming liberal compared to the MAGA GOP these days. But let’s not forget that 20 years ago, the biggest news story in August was the handling of embryonic stem cell research. Bush wanted to limit the number of research lines.

Then 9/11 happened, and that medical research discussion got overwhelmed by the GWOT.

That said, if you coupled Bush and Clinton on overseeing a pandemic response outreach, I’d feel a wee bit better. The problem remains that the people who refuse to vaccinate are never going to listen to anyone outside of the antivaxxer bubble created by the right wing echo chamber. They’re impervious to facts or logic, even on their death beds.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:17:37am

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:18:14am

and an oldie….

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:20:05am

Morning laughs

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:21:08am

re: #184 lawhawk

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:24:55am

re: #176 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Ashtabula County Democrats

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I’d enter the raffle and if I won the statue I’d call a bunch of TV stations to my place so they could see me smash that fucking idol to pieces.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:27:03am
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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:28:14am

re: #144 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:33:06am

re: #192 JOE 🥓

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:34:01am

re: #193 Belafon

There are two main* physical forms of the human body, which were at one time labeled “gender” and assigned values of “male” and “female”. Nowadays, the word “gender” has been adapted to include a person’s spiritual, mental, and psychological recognition of oneself, and is much more like a spectrum than a binary either-or. I don’t think we have a new term to define the physical characteristic yet.

* = I am well aware that multi-chromosomal and other types of physical manifestations different from the physio-typical “male” and “female” exist.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:35:21am

re: #194 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:37:44am

Australian Gold Medal Winner’s Coach Has The Best Reaction To Her Stellar Swim
Ariarne Titmus won the 400-meter, and coach Dean Boxall won the internet meme game.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:38:33am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:43:06am

re: #184 lawhawk

Let them. I’ve stopped caring about Trump supporters years ago.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:44:47am

here’s where they’re going

Pelosi to blame for Capitol security ‘breakdown’ on Jan. 6, wants to ‘stick to her narrative’: Rep. Banks

(fox of coursE)

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:49:42am

rando:

“Truth” for the GOP is “whatever the cult claims the truth it is today.” NOT what is actual. Look how GOP has twisted itself into ugly, obscene knots of lies OVER AND OVER on Covid depending on which way the GOP thought the political wind was blowing that day:

“We have it totally under control.. . It’s going to be just fine.”
“It’s a Hoax”
“It’s 15 cases going to zero by March”
“We can actually open up before the deadline of 5/1.2020.”
“Testing is tyranny”
“Masking is tyranny”
“Easter . .wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full?”
“Wow we GOP made a great vaccine in record time”
“Vaccination is tyranny”
“Public health is tyranny”
“LIBERATE MICHIGAN!”
“We refuse to get vaccinated - it might be good for Dems”
“We must get vaccinated - the “hoax” is killing primarily GOP”:

This is why cults fail. Truth LASTS because it is actual. It does not change from day to day. GOP Cultism is monarchy at it’s worst, most reckless and most unaccountable. We must end this cult. It is a danger not just to America, but to the entire world.

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Jay C  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:52:16am

re: #191 JOE 🥓

I’d enter the raffle and if I won the statue I’d call a bunch of TV stations to my place so they could see me smash that fucking idol to pieces.

Personally, I would use it in an experiment to see how much urine would be required to wash that “blackened copper” coating off…..

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dat_said  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:54:50am

re: #198 Dangerman

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Not to take away too much from the gesture, but swimmers who only swam in the prelims get medals too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:56:31am

re: #171 Dangerman

down and to the right - everyone sees it
“posse, bent on lynching searches woods for prey”

Embiggened in case you can’t see it on the thumbnail.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 6:57:00am

re: #200 Dangerman

Nobody outside of the GOP White Supremacist echo chamber believes that Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, had any part in the insurrection. This isn’t a winning, GOP expanding lie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:01:02am

re: #204 The Pie Overlord!

Embiggened in case you can’t see it on the thumbnail.

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lower right hand corner headline:
Klan Increases Members To Scare Negroes From Voting

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:02:17am

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

Nobody outside of the GOP White Supremacist echo chamber believes that Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, had any part in the insurrection. This isn’t a winning, GOP expanding lie.

Indeed

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:05:56am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:07:58am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

lower right hand corner headline:
Klan Increases Members To Scare Negroes From Voting

In case you are wondering why this newspaper carries so many race articles, The Chicago Defender is an African-American newspaper.

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:08:14am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:11:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:12:01am

re: #195 Dopamine Fish

There was also once a time when the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the legal state of marriage were identical.

Churches can still feel free to deny the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to those they don’t think are qualified (divorcees, same-sex couples, mixed-race couples) but the law prevents us from denying them the status of legal marriage.

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dat_said  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:12:12am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

lower right hand corner headline:
Klan Increases Members To Scare Negroes From Voting

What’s the story with “Snub Truman’s Wife; Friends Are Too Dark”? (Headline next to the “Klan Increases Members To Scare Negroes From Voting” headline)

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:14:36am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:14:43am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was also once a time when the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the legal state of marriage were identical.

Churches can still feel free to deny the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to those they don’t think are qualified (divorcees, same-sex couples, mixed-race couples) but the law prevents us from denying them* the status of legal marriage.

*or any other non church goer

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:16:03am

re: #215 Dangerman

*or any other non church goer

Or slaves if they are then sold to separate masters at a later date

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:16:06am

re: #209 The Pie Overlord!

In case you are wondering why this newspaper carries so many race articles, The Chicago Defender is an African-American newspaper.

We were wondering. Thx.
Still a hell of stark contrast and not that long ago

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:16:17am

re: #209 The Pie Overlord!

In case you are wondering why this newspaper carries so many race articles, The Chicago Defender is an African-American newspaper.

Chicago Defender
Still going after 116 years (online only since 2019).

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:18:26am

re: #214 Belafon

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Biker tan!

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:18:47am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:18:58am

So we are celebrating President Truman ending the military’s “Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell” policy on race relations?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:24:32am

re: #214 Belafon

It was suggested that they could vaccinate the rest of Florida by just leaving vaccine filled syringes out on the beaches…

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:26:19am

re: #219 Dangerman

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Biker tan!

To be clear:
The arms
And the knuckles/back of the hands due to holes in the fingerless gloves

Also back of the neck and raccoon eyes from the sunglasses

I made quite the dashing portrait at times

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mmmirele  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:30:55am

The New Yorker did a long read about Beth Allison Barr and her book “The Making of Biblical Womanhood.” It’s the usual “scrappy woman surfaces discrimination against women by men, this time with religion” article.

That said, this tweet says what the article ignored. (And boy did it! It opens at an outfit called “The Silos” which is run by Chip and Joanna Gaines of Magnolia, bleargh.)

Within white Evangelicalism, Barr’s book has proven hugely divisive. Michael F. Bird, a theologian, wrote/videoed a defense of Barr to Kevin DeYoung, who is one of the promoters of complementarianism. Yeah, it was a nice defense, but when he started going on about how we really couldn’t talk about God in female terms, that’s when I’d had quite enough and left him five tweets.

One of the things DeYoung did is try to discredit Barr by saying she couldn’t be paid attention to because she might be lying about abuse when she was younger. Bird rightly chewed DeYoung out about that, and this guy responded. I let him know how I felt.

I hate these discussions because they remind me of how Christianity has minimized and continues to minimize the voices of women. Tired of this!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:31:04am

re: #218 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Chicago Defender
Still going after 116 years (online only since 2019).

Science fiction illustrator Jay Jackson produced political cartoons for the Defender in the 40s and 50s. There was more than a little overt racism in SF when Jackson started in the field in 1938 (still is, for that matter) but there were also some editors and writers who every bit as forward about society as they were technology.

Jackson is believed to be the first black artist used regularly in science fiction magazines. While not genre-savvy, he became more familiar with the field, and was recognized as an especially suitable artist for the kind of humorous science fiction content that [Raymond] Palmer liked to run. He was profiled in Amazing’s “Introducing the Author” feature, a rarity for an artist, with a photo which guaranteed that the magazine’s readers understood that Jackson was black, a college man with a suburban family and considerable experience in his profession.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:33:47am

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Science fiction illustrator Jay Jackson produced political cartoons for the Defender in the 40s and 50s. There was more than a little overt racism in SF when Jackson started in the field in 1938 (still is, for that matter) but there were also some editors and writers who every bit as forward about society as they were technology.

Sounds like an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space 9

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:42:21am

re: #213 dat_said

What’s the story with “Snub Truman’s Wife; Friends Are Too Dark”? (Headline next to the “Klan Increases Members To Scare Negroes From Voting” headline)

Couldn’t find a larger version but I did find a key to a school test that asked what this referred to. Apparently someone prominent was suggesting that white people ignore Mrs. Truman because she spent too much time with “negroes.”

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:42:40am

re: #184 lawhawk
*cracks knuckles*

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:52:49am

File under “Well that’s gonna leave a dent!”

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:53:44am
Former President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans to abandon talks on a bipartisan infrastructure deal until the GOP retakes majorities in Congress, The Hill reports.

Said Trump: “Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill.”

Deal hasn’t been announced

How would you know?

Besides he’s telling the Rs on the gang that they’re incompetent…

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:54:54am

re: #230 Dangerman

Deal hasn’t been announced

How would you know?

Besides he’s telling the Rs on the gang that they’re incompetent…

However, now that Trump has said he’s against it, wait for McConnell to announce that he won’t vote for any infrastructure bill while Biden is President.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:56:52am

re: #229 Teukka

File under “Well that’s gonna leave a dent!”

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:57:56am

re: #230 Dangerman

Deal hasn’t been announced

How would you know?

Besides he’s telling the Rs on the gang that they’re incompetent…

Adding
- he gets his way, proving once and for all (including Manchin, Sinema) that there is no bipartisan compromise possible and its off to a better reconciliation bill

OR

- he doesn’t get his way and is shown to be impotent

zugzwanged by his own mouth he just coulda kept shut

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:59:13am

re: #228 Teukka

Another example of yokel resistance to science, different issue though.
In the former dust bowl (Lubbock, etc. where I lived and worked for many years) God gets most of the credit for ending the Dust Bowl through increased rainfall. If so, the Dust Bowl would have returned during much worse droughts in the 50s and later. It didn’t. The real solution was contour plowing, where farmers plow their fields so the furrows follow the contour of the land rather than in geometrically straight lines. This was developed by USDA scientists through research at places like Texas A&M and the University of Nebraska but it was monumentally difficult to get dryland farmers to accept it. They knew better than a bunch of pointy-headed college types, even though the latter were mostly farm raised themselves.
It has been my own observation that this probably had a lot to do with the demographic changes of the 40s and later. The dumb yokel farmers who relied on instinct and superstition went bust, sold their lands to smarter neighbors and moved to the cities and burbs during World War II. Yokels and hicks still exist in abundance but they aren’t farmers these days.

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:59:44am

re: #231 Dopamine Fish

However, now that Trump has said he’s against it, wait for McConnell to announce that he won’t vote for any infrastructure bill while Biden is President.

McConnell can’t afford for Democrats to learn that they can do it on their own.

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:08:49am

re: #234 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Another example of yokel resistance to science, different issue though.
In the former dust bowl (Lubbock, etc. where I lived and worked for many years) God gets most of the credit for ending the Dust Bowl through increased rainfall. If so, the Dust Bowl would have returned during much worse droughts in the 50s and later. It didn’t. The real solution was contour farming, where farmers plow their field so the furrows follow the contour of the land rather than in geometrically straight line. This was developed by USDA scientists through research at places like Texas A&M and the University of Nebraska but it was monumentally difficult to get dryland farmers to accept it. They knew better than a bunch of pointy-headed college types, even though the latter were mostly farm raised themselves.
It has been my own observation that this probably had a lot to do with the demographic changes of the 40s and later. The dumb yokel farmers who relied on instinct and superstition went bust, sold their lands to smarter neighbors and moved to the cities and burbs during World War II. Yokels and hicks still exist in abundance but they aren’t farmers these days.

:sighs: We’re gonna die surrounded by yokels, hicks and idiots, aren’t we?

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:10:37am

re: #236 Teukka

:sighs: We’re gonna die surrounded by yokels, hicks and idiots, aren’t we?

That’s what the virus is for.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:11:36am

re: #236 Teukka

:sighs: We’re gonna die surrounded by yokels, hicks and idiots, aren’t we?

Once the overall stupidity reaches a certain specific density, there is no turning back, we will have achieved Full Idiocracy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:12:38am

re: #231 Dopamine Fish

However, now that Trump has said he’s against it, wait for McConnell to announce that he won’t vote for any infrastructure bill while Biden is President.

The Republicans had 2 years to produce an infrastructure bill that Democrats would support and they failed to do so. Of course, they would likely have crafted a bill that stripped funds from entitlement programs to pay for the legislation.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:13:13am

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:18:22am

re: #157 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:27:09am

Know that viral video where the fisherman is telling Tucker that he’s the worst human ever?
The latest in Qland is that the fisherman was actually a CIA agent. It’s apparently impossible to believe anyone could dislike Tucker, so the video had to be made by CIA as a way to gain traction and try to make Tucker look weak.

Just FYI, y’all…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:27:10am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:28:51am

re: #176 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What’s the prize? That godawful statue? Who would want that thing in their home?!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:28:58am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:29:24am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

What’s the prize? That godawful statue? Who would want that thing in their home?!

You clearly aren’t thinking like someone who thinks Trump is the second incarnation of Jesus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:29:53am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

What’s the prize? That godawful statue? Who would want that thing in their home?!

Better than the gold one at the CPAC convention

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:30:02am

re: #242 Teukka

Know that viral video where the fisherman is telling Tucker that he’s the worst human ever?
The latest in Qland is that the fisherman was actually a CIA agent. It’s apparently impossible to believe anyone could dislike Tucker, so the video had to be made by CIA as a way to gain traction and try to make Tucker look weak.

Just FYI, y’all…

Conspiracy nut Jack Pee is selling this to the conspiracy idiots who think he’s a smart guy. They’re telling each other that Biden was behind it, and claiming it vindicates Tucker’s insane claims. They’re all white nationalists lying to themselves and each other.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:31:54am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

What’s the prize? That godawful statue? Who would want that thing in their home?!

While it would be nice to acquire the statue for the sole purpose of destroying it, you don’t really want to donate any money to these organizations.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:32:02am

TOKYO (AP) - Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head back and her right fist thrust straight into the air.

The 18-year-old said the closing of her routine was choreographed in homage to the Black Lives Matter movement that spread around the world after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis last summer. Alvarado said Friday after she performed the same move at training that she hoped to highlight the importance of equal rights on a global stage, and champion treating all with respect and dignity.

“Because we’re all the same,” she said, “and we’re all beautiful and amazing.”

The International Olympic Committee has implemented rules to try to limit protest actions by athletes. But Alvarado’s gesture, incorporated into her artistic routine, is unlikely to trigger repercussions.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:34:38am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

What’s the prize? That godawful statue? Who would want that thing in their home?!

I’d love it because I would invite the press to come to my place while I grab a sledgehammer and beat that graven idol of His Ass-Holeyness to bits.

I’ll put James Brown singing I FEEL GOOD on a speaker while I beat the crap out of it!

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:35:27am

re: #248 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Conspiracy nut Jack Pee is selling this to the conspiracy idiots who think he’s a smart guy. They’re telling each other that Biden was behind it, and claiming it vindicates Tucker’s insane claims. They’re all white nationalists lying to themselves and each other.

Wait a second!

The guy’s name is REALLY Jack PEE??????

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:37:19am

re: #252 JOE 🥓

Wait a second!

The guy’s name is REALLY Jack PEE??????

Conspiracy nut who was in charge of urinalysis in the Navy Jack P.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:37:57am

re: #252 JOE 🥓

Wait a second!

The guy’s name is REALLY Jack PEE??????

Jack Posobiec

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:38:58am

re: #253 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Conspiracy nut who was in charge of urinalysis in the Navy Jack P.

Ahhhhh the Usual Jack-off into…”water sports”…GOT IT!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:40:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:43:04am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:46:25am

Ashli Babbit’s mom is now grifting off of her daughter…why am I not surprised…

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:48:39am

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s very telling they threaten punishment just for being there. Not that we did not know they want to bury the whole thing but still.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:56:05am

re: #248 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Conspiracy nut Jack Pee is selling this to the conspiracy idiots who think he’s a smart guy. They’re telling each other that Biden was behind it, and claiming it vindicates Tucker’s insane claims. They’re all white nationalists lying to themselves and each other.

They cannot back down from their claims, so they see it as a community service to provide each other with Talking Points.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:59:09am

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

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they’re talking about ‘punishment’
removal from committees and so forth…but

… i wonder if the R’s are as clever as electoral-vote.com.
because they gamed this out better:

In other words, not only must a committee member be a House member, they also have to be a member of the Democratic caucus or the Republican conference. So, if angry House Republicans decide to toss Cheney and Kinzinger out of the Republican conference, then they would lose their 1/6 committee seats (and all other committee assignments) until and unless they joined the Democratic caucus and were reappointed. It is legal to do this without being a registered Democrat—Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), for example, are members of the Senate Democratic caucus. However, if the two representatives are forced to perform these bureaucratic gymnastics, then it will provide even more ammunition for opponents. “Rep. Cheney/Kinzinger agreed to serve on Nancy Pelosi’s phony commission, and then even started caucusing with the Democrats. Can you say ‘Republican in name only’?,” is what the folks running against Cheney and Kinzinger in 2022 would say.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:59:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:02:19am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:02:45am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Do you think some republicans were involved.”
That’s what the man just clearly implied.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:03:05am
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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:04:07am

re: #261 Dangerman

they’re talking about ‘punishment’
removal from committees and so forth…but

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… i wonder if the R’s are as clever as electoral-vote.com.
because they gamed this out better:

Or Democrats change the House rules. “My colleagues are so afraid of the truth that they’re decoding who gets to be a Republican, and not the voters.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:04:20am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

NOW: Hoyer says GOP is afraid of an insurrection investigation because “The truth will not set them free”

The Truth will put them behind fucking bars…

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sagehen  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:06:27am

re: #151 Nojay UK

4-star rank officers like Eisenhower are basically accountants, allocating resources to their immediate juniors who can concentrate on logistics once they know how much stuff (fuel, ammo, ships, trucks, planes, food, people, bodybags etc.) they have to hand. Sadly no-one will ever write the thirty-nine volume compendium entitled “Lives of the Great Accountants”.

Nitpick:

Eisenhower was a 5-star.

Those are rare. There’s 38 4-stars at this very moment; there’s been fewer than a dozen 5-stars in our entire history (most of them in the 1940’s), the most recent of which (Omar Bradley) died 40 years ago.

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:08:25am

re: #265 (((Archangel1)))

Peace was never an option with those fowl…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:08:25am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:09:29am

re: #270 The Pie Overlord!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:10:36am

re: #261 Dangerman

they’re talking about ‘punishment’
removal from committees and so forth…but

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… i wonder if the R’s are as clever as electoral-vote.com.
because they gamed this out better:

My money is on Cheney, with her father, the Dark Lord himself, in the background. I think we are seeing the death-rattle of the bat guano right. It’s happening too slowly to suit me, but corporate America is unmistakably turning against the nutburgers. With any luck, the Republicans, or what’s left of them, will be back to their traditional, straightforward greed and cruelty in a few years, and they will deny ever knowing the Trumpsters, the Evangelicals, or the conspiracy-industrial complex.

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:11:44am

But of course he would…

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:13:56am

re: #273 Teukka

But of course he would…

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Which variant is he talking about?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:14:56am

re: #273 Teukka

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:15:18am

re: #273 Teukka

But of course he would…

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:15:46am

re: #275 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Chaser:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:17:36am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:17:53am

re: #273 Teukka

But of course he would…

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Rafael “Ted” Cruz brought it back with him.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:19:22am

re: #273 Teukka

But of course he would…

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Obviously, since no one ever comes from South America except by sneaking across the border, after skulking through Mexico and Central America to get there. This is a good example of something that Scalise knows will appeal to his ignorant base. Most of them have no idea just how much routine business-related travel goes on between the US and Latin America. If Abbott and his gang were not so averse to contact tracing, we would probably find that much of this originates from Houston Intercontinental.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:19:32am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:21:10am

re: #281 Punish Domestic Terrorists

[Embedded content]

Reminds me of Barry Goldwater’s response to the Watergate tapes.
“I’m not surprised. That goddamned Nixon’s been lying all his life.”

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:21:10am

re: #277 Teukka

Chaser:

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So .1% breakthrough from a vaccine that is purported to be 88% to 93% effective. Sounds about right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:22:10am
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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:23:17am

re: #273 Teukka

But of course he would…

[Embedded content]

virus variants totally respect walls

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:23:33am

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

CNN doing the typical Both Sides Do It Boogie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:23:53am

re: #280 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Obviously, since no one ever comes from South America except by sneaking across the border, after skulking through Mexico and Central America to get there.

This “news” is going to be shouted from the rooftops.

The same people who have no problem letting unvaccinated passengers and crew on cruise ships and airplanes…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:25:24am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:26:01am

And the latest from Crackhead Mike!

‘I’m serious!’ Mike Lindell claims Joe Biden will ‘resign’ on Aug. 13.

Crackhead Mike is too stupid to realize if Joe and Kamala resign then Nancy is President and she will butt bongo the shit out of him…

Mike Lindell claims Joe Biden will ‘resign’ on Aug. 13

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:27:08am

re: #249 Hecuba’s daughter

I’d gladly donate but I don’t want that monstrosity anywhere near my abode.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:27:18am
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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:28:41am

re: #277 Teukka

2,000 cases among 2 million servicemembers who were vaccinated.

Let’s do the math.

2,000/2,000,000

1 in a thousand. That means 0.1% of those who get vaccinated may see an infection. That’s 99.9% effectiveness, which is far higher than most other vaccines that are required (like MMR, DTaP, etc.). It’s also far higher than the influenza vaccines.

That’s impressive protection. Breakthrough infections will happen. But if you get covid19 and you’re unvaccinated, your chances of hospitalization and death soar.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:28:55am
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DesertDenizen  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:29:14am

re: #285 Dangerman

Do they have any idea how many people cross the border every day for work, shopping, and medical care? In both directions? There’s orders of magnitude more legal crossing than illegal crossing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:30:00am
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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:30:24am

re: #283 Eventual Carrion

So .1% breakthrough from a vaccine that is purported to be 88% to 93% effective. Sounds about right.

Also, the delta variant does shed three orders of magnitude more virus, so you are going to see somewhat larger breakthrough.
But it’s not because the virus is becoming resistant to the vaccine, but because the immune system gets overwhelmed by the sheer number of viruses.

In 2nd Amendment terms, however good your sniper rifle, ammo, scope and training is, you just can’t win when they send a full battallion or more after you… As the Worlds most prolific sniper experienced….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:35:31am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:35:46am

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

My friend who caught Covid can probably benefit from this, but it’s his employer who exposed him that should be responsible for costs associated with the damage they did by not taking Covid seriously.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:37:21am

re: #294 DesertDenizen

Do they have any idea how many people cross the border every day for work, shopping, and medical care? In both directions? There’s orders of magnitude more legal crossing than illegal crossing.

cant fund raise pointing that out

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DesertDenizen  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:40:34am

re: #299 Dangerman

cant fund raise pointing that out

They mostly built the wall in this neck of the woods, and BP still claims to be catching about 25 people an hour on average in this sector. Tell me again how walls work, Republican fanatics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:41:21am

re: #294 DesertDenizen

Do they have any idea how many people cross the border every day for work, shopping, and medical care? In both directions? There’s orders of magnitude more legal crossing than illegal crossing.

But the illegals that Biden lets in are the perfect scapegoats and it is all about the Talking Points.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:41:35am

re: #292 lawhawk

2,000 cases among 2 million servicemembers who were vaccinated.

Let’s do the math.

2,000/2,000,000

1 in a thousand. That means 0.1% of those who get vaccinated may see an infection. That’s 99.9% effectiveness, which is far higher than most other vaccines that are required (like MMR, DTaP, etc.). It’s also far higher than the influenza vaccines.

That’s impressive protection. Breakthrough infections will happen. But if you get covid19 and you’re unvaccinated, your chances of hospitalization and death soar.

I don’t think so. Those are good numbers, but we don’t know that every one of those two million were exposed to it.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:42:14am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But the illegals that Biden lets in are the perfect scapegoats and it is all about the Talking Points.

Yes because they’re “colored” people…

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danarchy  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:45:09am

Didn’t even know this was in the works.

Dexter: New Blood (2021) Exclusive Sneak Peek Trailer | SHOWTIME

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:49:33am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:53:13am
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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:54:27am

Tell me why I should talk to these people?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:54:45am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

I’m sure Pulpit Pimp Jack has had more than his fair share of bong hits that have left him stoned enough to do something this stupid!

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:56:00am

re: #307 EstebanTornado1963

Tell me why I should talk to these people?

[Embedded content]

1. She’s Costa Rican.
2. She represents America far better than Charminator does.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:56:19am

re: #307 EstebanTornado1963

Tell me why I should talk to these people?

she doesn’t represent America, she represents Costa Rica.

reading comprehension is apparently overrated

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:57:43am

re: #307 EstebanTornado1963

Tell me why I should talk to these people?

[Embedded content]

well she’s over there and you’re not.
so, yeah, she does represent america (central)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:00:41am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Remember Newt Gingrich’s concerns about Obama’s “Kenyan worldview”?

When I first read it, I thought he was talking about a “Keynesian worldview” and wondered what was so wrong with that. But it became clear that Newt was not talking about “Kenyan” in terms of a former British colony that won its independence from Great Britain but rather about marauding gangs of armed Mau-Maus chopping up white settlers with machetes…

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:01:08am
“A group of nearly 60 major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, called for mandatory vaccination of health care workers,” the New York Times reports.

“As the highly contagious Delta variant drives a new surge of coronavirus cases, vaccination is an ethical obligation for health care workers.”

ethics is a part of licensing and assn membership

time to start booting out those that dont act ethically

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:01:47am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

she doesn’t represent America, she represents Costa Rica.

reading comprehension is apparently overrated

All that red mist or righteous rage makes the words hard to read…

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BeachDem  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:02:09am

...

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:05:01am

re: #315 BeachDem

agreed

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:06:04am
An effort to recall a Republican legislator in North Dakota “largely over his vote to expel a fellow GOP lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the state Capitol is being viewed as a litmus test for party loyalty,” the Associated Press reports.

“The move to recall Rep. Dwight Kiefert over his vote to oust former Rep. Luke Simons has fanned the flames of an intraparty fight that has a far-right faction seeking to control the party apparatus and replace Republicans they see as too moderate.”

The recall petition accuses Kiefert of “failing to meet the standards of a Republican” representing the district.

they gym jordan standard?

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wrenchwench  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:06:29am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

agreed

….

With emphasis.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:07:13am

re: #317 Dangerman

they gym jordan standard?

The “Party over everything, even basic humanity” standard, apparently.

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DesertDenizen  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:07:13am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You’re presumption that they are literate in the first place is a bold one.

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JC1  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:07:34am

re: #117 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How are the two at all related other than both being based on Phillip K. Dick novels?

The precogs from minority report were supposed to be mutants from Mars. That version never got made, minority report became a standalone movie, but it started off as a Total Recall sequel.
syfy.com

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:07:37am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:07:39am

re: #318 wrenchwench

….

With emphasis.

…!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:08:50am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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ckkatz  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:10:36am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…!

You don’t say!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:10:51am

re: #311 Dangerman

well she’s over there and you’re not.
so, yeah, she does represent america (central)

Trash calling a success trash.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:11:04am

re: #324 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It’s a cult. They supported a malignant narcissist President that checks every box for their antichrist.

He was a vessel for implementing God’s Divine Will here on Earth.

At least their own bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic view of God’s Will

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Teukka  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:11:10am
329
JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:11:22am

Holy CENSORED!

I looked at the racist shit Sherminator posts. And he got a well deserved block from me.

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JC1  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:11:39am

re: #292 lawhawk

2,000 cases among 2 million servicemembers who were vaccinated.

Let’s do the math.

2,000/2,000,000

1 in a thousand. That means 0.1% of those who get vaccinated may see an infection. That’s 99.9% effectiveness, which is far higher than most other vaccines that are required (like MMR, DTaP, etc.). It’s also far higher than the influenza vaccines.

That’s impressive protection. Breakthrough infections will happen. But if you get covid19 and you’re unvaccinated, your chances of hospitalization and death soar.

That’s assuming that every one of the 2 million were exposed. The vaccine is good, but not 99.9% good.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:12:16am

re: #327 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was a vessel for implementing God’s Divine Will here on Earth.

At least their own bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic view of God’s Will

Despite checking every box because he pandered to and used nasty right-wing “Christians.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:13:20am

re: #331 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Despite checking every box because he pandered to and used nasty right-wing “Christians.”

“Sometimes The Lord chooses flawed vessels to implement his will” was one of the rationalizations I recall reading.

He was so flawed that he needed to be spanked with a rolled-up magazine…

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:14:40am

re: #332 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Sometimes The Lord chooses flawed vessels to implement his will” was one of the rationalizations I recall reading.

He was so flawed that he needed to be spanked with a rolled-up magazine…

Considering that no one is perfect, all vessels the Lord chooses are, of necessity, flawed. With that said, yes, even Donald J. Trump could be a part of God’s will - but he seems more the type to give God the middle finger and to claim that he is more perfect and more powerful than God. Too bad God doesn’t seem to be the type of being portrayed in Caddyshack…

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:15:30am

re: #325 ckkatz

You don’t say!

if it’s to be believed, the shortest telegrams in history:

This has been attributed to both Victor Hugo and Oscar Wilde. In both cases, the writers are said to have telegrammed their respective publishers to ask about sales of their latest published works.

In both cases, the telegram simply asked ‘?’. The publisher is said to have replied with an equally frugal ‘!’.

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gwangung  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:15:40am

re: #332 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Sometimes The Lord chooses flawed vessels to implement his will” was one of the rationalizations I recall reading.

He was so flawed that he needed to be spanked with a rolled-up magazine…

Sometimes the Lord’s will isn’t what your will is…if the instrument is so flawed, maybe it’s because your own will is so flawed.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:15:43am

re: #332 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Sometimes The Lord chooses flawed vessels to implement his will” was one of the rationalizations I recall reading.

He was so flawed that he needed to be spanked with a rolled-up magazine…

The piece of shit who broke all 10 commandments and commits all Seven Deadly Sins is totally canonized by sick freak Xtians.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:16:01am

re: #321 JC1

The precogs from minority report were supposed to be mutants from Mars. That version never got made, minority report became a standalone movie, but it started off as a Total Recall sequel.
syfy.com

aha, in the film version they were just products of genetic alteration on Earth. Shame, a Tom Cruise-Arnold Schwarzenegger double bill would have been awesome, but then again, would not have left much budget for special effects…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:17:03am

re: #337 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

aha, in the film version they were just products of genetic alteration on Earth. Shame, a Tom Cruise-Arnold Schwarzenegger double bill would have been awesome, but then again, would not have left much budget for special effects…

Don’t know which one has the bigger ego.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:18:04am

re: #338 JOE 🥓

Don’t know which one has the bigger ego.

Minority Report was one of the last Tom Cruise films I could watch.

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JC1  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:18:40am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Minority Report was one of the last Tom Cruise films I could watch.

Edge of tomorrow was great.

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:21:12am

re: #340 JC1

Edge of tomorrow was great.

Watching Tom Cruise die repeatedly was a joy to behold. /half

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lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:21:47am

re: #341 lawhawk

Watching Tom Cruise die repeatedly was a joy to behold. /half

But watching Emily Blunt kick ass, take names, was the real reason to watch that movie.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:21:47am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Minority Report was one of the last Tom Cruise films I could watch.

I’m not a fan of the cult idiot, but I liked Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:22:45am

re: #343 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’m not a fan of the cult idiot, but I liked Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion.

In both Oblivion and Mummy I kept rooting for the aliens/demons to kill him…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:24:23am

It ought to be a crime to be this dumb

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:26:17am

staff infections, indeed

347
lawhawk  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:28:57am

Sinovac’s covid19 vaccine effectiveness fades after about 6 months, which is not ideal, but boosters should help.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:30:33am

re: #347 lawhawk

Sinovac’s covid19 vaccine effectiveness fades after about 6 months, which is not ideal, but boosters should help.

That explains a lot, actually. No wonder countries are increasingly spurning it in favor of the other main-line vaccines.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:32:32am

re: #345 JOE 🥓

It ought to be a crime to be this dumb

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:33:18am

re: #346 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

staff infections, indeed

No telling what MTG’s staff is infected with.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:33:44am

re: #345 JOE 🥓

It ought to be a crime to be this dumb

[Embedded content]

‘staff’ infections…
i wont even go into how some of these could be contagious in a business setting
(athlete’s foot?, pink eye?)

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:35:08am

re: #351 Dangerman

‘staff’ infections…
i wont even go into how some of these could be contagious in a business setting
(athlete’s foot?, pink eye?)

She doesn’t care. Her point is to get the talking points out there: The only way a business should be allowed to discriminate against the unvaccinated is if they enforce protections against every conceivable form of disease known to man. And even then, it’s still illegal discrimination, because apparently, “fucking stupid” is now a protected class, according to the Republicans.

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John Hughes  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:48:34am

re: #37 No Malarkey!

Influencers blew the whistle on an attempt to recruit them for an anti-vaxx disinformation campaign.

Hum. Saw that back in May.

factandfurious.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:57:41am

re: #341 lawhawk

Watching Tom Cruise die repeatedly was a joy to behold. /half

I remember watching “Executive Decision” in a theater with friends and the audience cheered when Steven Seagal got sucked out of the airplane.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:57:57am

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

No telling what MTG’s staff is infected with.

I know what they’re infected with!

It’s the Acquired Stupidity Syndrome caused by the A.S.S. Virus!

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A Mom Anon  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:11:56am

re: #352 Dopamine Fish

This is a nice restaurant on Atlanta’s east side. It’s not in her oversized mess of a district. It’s in Fulton County, which, like the words “Chicago” and “urban”, are a dog whistle for Scary Black Liberal People Having The Nerve to Vote.

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danarchy  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:31:05am

re: #307 EstebanTornado1963

Tell me why I should talk to these people?

Hateful rhetoric aside, did he miss the part where she is from costa rica?

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 26, 2021 • 12:28:53pm

re: #345 JOE 🥓

It ought to be a crime to be this dumb

[Embedded content]

No, the christian ones with deeply held beliefs will only do that if you are gay


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Jukebox the Ghost - Cheers! (Lyric Video) “Cheers!” out now: jukeboxtheghost.lnk.to“Cheers!” Lyrics Here's to more of the everyday, raise a glass and sing along, the outcasts and the underdogs On the benches, on the sidelines, wallflowers: this is our time ordinary people every dayIn the nosebleeds, ...
Thanos
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An Epic Takedown Appears to Be in the WorksAn epic takedown of Facebook is afoot: But going back to the WSJ series on Facebook, the quote in today's paper is priceless: "A now-former executive questioned the idea of overhauling Instagram to avoid social comparison. 'People use Instagram because ...
Eric The Fruit Bat
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210912We got our replacement solar panel.Figured we'd install, then take readings to sort of know if something was wrong in the future.One panel at a time, then pairs of 2, then all 3. Because they all connect to one feed ...
Dangerman
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210905Not having that third solar panel for 3 weeks, it’s clear now that we definitely needed the upgrade when we decided in November. 3 puts us over the top of more electricity than consumption. Still no ETA so we turned ...
Dangerman
1 week, 3 days ago
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Evangelicals and the Limits of Evangelical EmpathyLink to the article at: alternet.org She writes of her own experience where she turned against evangelicals. Here are the critical paragraphs to think about. And this will bring me to the ongoing evangelical moral panic over exvangelicals, those who ...
JOE 🥓
1 week, 5 days ago
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How Did the United States Treat the Creator of…The SaintJust a reminder of how one Leslie Charteris was treated by the Chinese Exclusion Act…and California’s anti-Chinese laws. Just in case you didn’t know, Leslie Charteris was the creator of this literary figure… Charteris himself wasn’t far removed from his ...
JOE 🥓
1 week, 6 days ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210829One of the solar panels went bad. 10 months.Good thing we built our solar distribution wall with all the meters and stuff.Still took several weeks to figure it out. A week of emails with the company and they're sending a ...
Dangerman
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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