Jon Gomm: “Butterfly Hurricane”

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I came from a tiny community of weirdos, huddled together in dark, loud nightclubs, in a freak of a town. When I moved to the big city, and was suddenly buffeted in immense clouds of faceless people and traffic, it was really scary. Every face I saw, whether static, opposite me on the train, or smearing past in a millisecond from the window - I was acutely aware that they were all someone I would never know. Feeling alone, but aware of so many lives, all affecting each other in unknowable ways. That’s what this song is about.

Production/effects/synths: Andy Sorenson andysorenson.com (Thanks for making my music beautiful.)

Guitar Tab with simple explainers for every technique: jongomm.com
This is one of my easiest songs to play, and a great place to start with percussive guitar.

From the album The Faintest Idea. Stream, buy CD/Vinyl/Deluxe Edition book at jongomm.lnk.to

Played on my Ibanez JGM10 guitar: jongomm.com

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252 comments
1
JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:13:22pm

Tom Tomorrow went there!!!!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:15:39pm

I wonder if there is an SCP file on this:

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:16:34pm

re: #1 JOE 🥓

Tom Tomorrow went there!!!!

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Look, if my friends all jumped off a bridge, I probably would too. Not because I’m a sheep, but because my friends are all fucking smart people and if they’re jumping off a bridge, I’m pretty sure they have a damn good reason and it stands to reason that I might just want to jump first and ask questions later.

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Dangerman  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:19:13pm

Associated Press: “One of Louisiana’s largest hospitals announced Monday it has temporarily stopped taking inpatients for nonemergency surgeries, as it grapples with a steadily increasing influx of COVID-19 patients amid the state’s latest spike in cases.”

“Louisiana has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the nation

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:23:19pm

In a Missouri Paper?

I’m shocked!

Editorially, we try to avoid opining about religious faith. But invoking divine guidance to advance partisan causes smacks of the worst kind of manipulation, opening the door to abuse and financial exploitation. Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders have laudably begun insisting that the false prophets among them cease and desist.

All it takes is a cheap website or a YouTube posting for charlatans to gain a global following. One Pinckneyville, Illinois, preacher who claims followers across North and South America posted a YouTube “prophecy” in May declaring that Trump would be reinstalled in the White House on July 4. It was, of course, nonsense.

But such quackery also can be deadly dangerous, such as when many protesters, claiming divine inspiration, joined in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. “Jericho March” cofounder Rob Weaver was among the preachers who claimed divine guidance in directing followers toward Capitol Hill.

stltoday.com

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jaunte  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:26:27pm

re: #2 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

My company has a coke machine in the kitchen, all drinks priced 25¢, since 1990.
All the delivery people pop in for a couple of cans when they stop by.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:28:00pm

re: #6 jaunte

My company has a coke machine in the kitchen, all drinks priced 25¢, since 1990.
All the delivery people pop in for a couple of cans when they stop by.

Old-school Coke machines will be the true survivors of the nuclear apocalypse. If you can find an intact quarter amongst the rubble of advanced civilization, your reward will be a slightly stale 12 oz can of refreshing sweetness that has not seen the light of day in 25+ years, but is all the better for the age.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:28:51pm

WTAF
This is the first sentence: “Americans prize their long-held entitlement to free public education.”

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:29:55pm

How much of Kudlow’s coke stash did Navarro snort to utter this bullshit?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:31:01pm
Rep. Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law appears to have had more than enough with the Florida congressman, posting three TikTok videos in the last two days slamming him as “weird and creepy” and “a literal pedophile.”

Roxanne Luckey—the sister of Gaetz’s fiancée, Ginger Luckey—was sharply critical of the congressman and his treatment of young women, saying she “unfortunately was not surprised” to have learned Gaetz was under federal investigation for sex crimes.

In one video Monday night, Roxanne Luckey told a story about Gaetz pressuring an older man to court her when she was 19. Roxanne Luckey called the move “weird and creepy”—and she claims Gaetz yelled at her and her mother and went “full lawyer” when she confronted him.

“I saw the character and type of person he is, and when everything came out about him, I honestly, unfortunately, was not surprised,” Luckey said in one video.

Matt Gaetz’s Future Sister-in-Law Says He’s a Gaslighting ‘Creep’ (The Daily Beast)

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danarchy  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:35:14pm

re: #10 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Matt Gaetz’s Future Sister-in-Law Says He’s a Gaslighting ‘Creep’ (The Daily Beast)

Well that will make for some awkward Thanksgiving Dinners.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:35:21pm

Stay away from this plague pit:

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calochortus  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:38:35pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Stay away from this plague pit:

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So you have to be floridly sick with Covid to eat there? What other proof could you produce?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:39:14pm

re: #13 calochortus

So you have to be floridly sick with Covid to eat there? What other proof could you produce?

A MAGA Cap.

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danarchy  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:39:20pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Stay away from this plague pit:

How exactly does one prove they are unvaccinated?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:40:00pm

re: #15 danarchy

How exactly does one prove they are unvaccinated?

It’s Huntington Beach a hotspot of the Antivaxers.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:42:19pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Stay away from this plague pit:

It’s being pointed out that there is no proof of not vaccination card for people to present at this covid hotspot.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:44:32pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:44:42pm

Idiot Republican refuses to get vaccinated

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jaunte  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:51:31pm

re: #19 JOE 🥓

he has made the decision not to get vaccinated “as a free person.”

I think of him more as an “accessible” person.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:51:56pm

re: #19 JOE 🥓

Idiot Republican refuses to get vaccinated

Decent people want him to live. What’s he supposed to do to stick it to them?

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jaunte  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:52:30pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:52:59pm

re: #16 JOE 🥓

It’s Huntington Beach a hotspot of the Antivaxers.

In George Pal’s 1953 version of War of the Worlds, the second Martian machine to land comes down in Huntington Beach. This prompted an Army officer at the first landing place, (some undefined but close by part of rural California) to quip “That’s a job for the Navy!” The action in HB was not shown but it is unlikely that the Earth forces there fared any better than their colleagues at the original site once the Martians deployed their heat rays.

Correction, the original landing site is indeed identified as near Linda Rosa in Riverside County. It no longer exists.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:53:05pm

Byron Donalds will learn too late when his kid is hooked up to a respirator.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:55:03pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

In George Pal’s 1953 version of War of the Worlds, the second Martian machine to land comes down in Huntington Beach. This prompted an Army officer at the first landing place, (some undefined but close by part of rural California) to quip “That’s a job for the Navy!” The action in HB was not shown but it is unlikely that the Earth forces there did any better than their colleagues at the original site once the Martians deployed their heat rays,

Pal and Haskin tried to do shots of the War Machines over water but they couldn’t make it look realistic.

But Pal’s version is more realistic than the crappy Tom Cruise remake.

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cat-tikvah  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:56:41pm

re: #17 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Frankly, if you read that sign and go in, self-selection is in play.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:57:07pm

I am having pandemic anxiety again.

Mostly because I fear a bunch of my unvaccinated friends are going to start dying soon.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:57:57pm

re: #26 cat-tikvah

Frankly, if you read that sign and go in, self-selection is in play.

Huntington Beach was stupid enough to put a psycho like Tito Ortiz on their City Council. Plenty of folks there will gladly go into that restaurant to own the libs.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 7:59:22pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

In George Pal’s 1953 version of War of the Worlds, the second Martian machine to land comes down in Huntington Beach. This prompted an Army officer at the first landing place, (some undefined but close by part of rural California) to quip “That’s a job for the Navy!” The action in HB was not shown but it is unlikely that the Earth forces there did any better than their colleagues at the original site once the Martians deployed their heat rays,

The first location was supposed to be near Linda Rosa, the site of a no longer existing town near Murrieta and Temecula CA. It was a ghost town after the 1890s and now sits within the city limits of Murrieta.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:01:00pm

re: #29 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

That’s also assuming the Linda Rosa in the film was the same as the “real” Linda Rosa and not just a made up Spanish-sounding location.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:01:46pm

re: #30 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

That’s also assuming the Linda Rosa in the film was the same as the “real” Linda Rosa and not just a made up Spanish-sounding location.

It probably is the same, given the general area.

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:02:08pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Stay away from this plague pit:

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Stand outside and accuse everyone who wants to come in of being vaccinated.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:02:42pm

re: #28 JOE 🥓

Huntington Beach was stupid enough to put a psycho like Tito Ortiz on their City Council. Plenty of folks there will gladly go into that restaurant to own the libs.

The crazy ex-GF I had who was part of the reason for my post 9/11 decent into right wing nonsense for a few years was also from Huntington Beach.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:04:18pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:05:52pm

re: #34 JOE 🥓

If life insurance companies aren’t asking for vaccination status and factoring that into the premiums, they should be.

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danarchy  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:06:31pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I am having pandemic anxiety again.

Mostly because I fear a bunch of my unvaccinated friends are going to start dying soon.

First, why are so many of your friends unvaccinated? Second, unless you have a lot of octogenarian friends you would have to be very very unlucky for this to be a concern.

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:09:03pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:11:19pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I am having pandemic anxiety again.

Mostly because I fear a bunch of my unvaccinated friends are going to start dying soon.

Given your age, most of your unvaccinated friends will recover completely; a few may experience long haul covid symptoms, but it’s very unlikely that many will die. The death rate has plummeted in first world countries, because of improved understanding on how to treat this disease, and perhaps also a reduction in the average age of those infected. The news media focuses on the few younger patients who are very ill and so there may be a tendency for the public to overestimate how many will not survive. Of course, this could all change if there arises a much more lethal and contagious variant. And that is a serious problem with the unvaccinated — they can give rise to deadlier strains.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:14:25pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:17:36pm

re: #36 danarchy

First, why are so many of your friends unvaccinated? Second, unless you have a lot of octogenarian friends you would have to be very very unlucky for this to be a concern.

I live in the Deep South. Many of my friends are conservative and/or religious types and unless they are lying about it I’d venture a guess at least half of them are not vaccinated.

Also worth noting some of these people are older than me (late 40s / early 50s in some cases).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:17:58pm
A woman wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt has been stabbed at London’s Speakers’ Corner.

She was taken to hospital following the incident in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon.

Widely-shared social media footage shows someone dressed in a black hooded outfit approaching the woman at the site, where people have gathered for years to listen to public debates and speeches.

The attacker makes contact with the woman then runs away as passers by attempt to intervene - even throwing objects at them as they try to escape, with a police car arriving shortly afterwards.

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Woman in Charlie Hebdo shirt stabbed at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park (Metro UK)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:22:30pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:26:34pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

I am having pandemic anxiety again.

Mostly because I fear a bunch of my unvaccinated friends are going to start dying soon.

I’m having pandemic anxiety again because I’ve been unemployed since June 2020 and I was just starting to feel comfortable seriously looking for a job and then the stupids had to Make America Derp Again. I don’t feel safe sitting inside a building for 8 hours everyday and during the time I was unemployed I found a grand total of one job listing in my field that said “Work from Home until Safe” in the description.

So now I’m running out of my savings. Unemployment is giving me a run around for some reason for the past 6 weeks and hasn’t paid me (and yes I did everything I needed to for extension and opening a new case). The IRS hasn’t sent me my refund even though they got my return 12 weeks ago. And we are teetering on having the worst wingnut in the history of CA possibly becoming Governor in the middle of all of this because the GOP can only win by gaming the stupid recall provisions and they want to make California the hellscape they always claim it to be and kill us all.

I don’t know how we (not just me or my family, but the whole state) are going to get through the next 3 or 4 months.

Meanwhile everyone I know is making plans to go to concerts and conventions later this year like nothings wrong.

Am I the one that’s crazy? This has to be at least in the ball park of what gaslighting feels like.

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sagehen  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:31:52pm

re: #29 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

The first location was supposed to be near Linda Rosa, the site of a no longer existing town near Murrieta and Temecula CA. It was a ghost town after the 1890s and now sits within the city limits of Murrieta.

All good English names, thus proving WE WUZ HERE 1ST!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:36:10pm

This is my OLD friend Harv, reporting from the Oshkosh airshow. (by OLD I mean that I have known him since he was a baby and he is about to turn 50. Yikes!)

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:38:43pm

motherjones.com

We’ve Unmasked the Oath Keepers’ January 6 “Operations Leader”

“Person Ten” in a federal conspiracy case is Michael Simmons. He says he didn’t tell anyone to storm Congress.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:39:48pm

re: #43 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

….. The IRS hasn’t sent me my refund even though they got my return 12 weeks ago. And we are teetering on having the worst wingnut in the history of CA possibly becoming Governor in the middle of all of this because the GOP can only win by gaming the stupid recall provisions and they want to make California the hellscape they always claim it to be and kill us all.

I don’t know how we (not just me or my family, but the whole state) are going to get through the next 3 or 4 months.

Meanwhile everyone I know is making plans to go to concerts and conventions later this year like nothings wrong.

Am I the one that’s crazy? This has to be at least in the ball park of what gaslighting feels like.

My return was filed March 9th and my refund arrived June 30; so 16 weeks before it showed up in my checking account. A few weeks earlier, a friend also mentioned that her refund hadn’t yet arrived. Especially given that they extended the filing date by one month, there may be several problems in processing returns on a timely basis. The refund was increased by a modest amount to reflect the delay in distribution.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:41:00pm
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retired cynic  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:43:32pm

re: #42 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Love doing jigsaw puzzles of that place.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:44:58pm

re: #47 Hecuba’s daughter

My return was filed March 9th and my refund arrived June 30; so 16 weeks before it showed up in my checking account. A few weeks earlier, a friend also mentioned that her refund hadn’t yet arrived. Especially given that they extended the filing date by one month, there may be several problems in processing returns on a timely basis. The refund was increased by a modest amount to reflect the delay in distribution.

This makes me feel somewhat better. I have an account on the IRS website so I can log in and check on things and everyday since I started checking in the middle of May it’s said “Your 2020 tax return has not been processed” in a manner that looks scary like they are saying I’m late, followed by a bunch a verbiage about how it should take 6 weeks if you mailed it in.

I had to mail it because H&R Block told me I couldn’t E-file with a particular CARES Act Form I needed to send with it. If it’s literally taking them 3 or 4 months, it shouldn’t be telling me 6 weeks and giving me an ulcer about it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:49:35pm

re: #50 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

This makes me feel somewhat better. I have an account on the IRS website so I can log in and check on things and everyday since I started checking in the middle of May it’s said “Your 2020 tax return has not been processed” in a manner that looks scary like they are saying I’m late, followed by a bunch a verbiage about how it should take 6 weeks if you mailed it in.

I had to mail it because H&R Block told me I couldn’t E-file with a particular CARES Act Form I needed to send with it. If it’s literally taking them 3 or 4 months, it shouldn’t be telling me 6 weeks and giving me an ulcer about it.

When I filed mine electronically, TurboTax told me I should get the refund by March 31! No one is particularly good at estimating how long the IRS processing is going to take.

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stpaulbear  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:50:49pm

re: #6 jaunte

My company has a coke machine in the kitchen, all drinks priced 25¢, since 1990.
All the delivery people pop in for a couple of cans when they stop by.

Students at a college in NW MN discovered that the buttons for a coke machine stayed active for a second and that if you hit the button as fast as you could, the cokes would be delivered until the relay closed (or whatever). I took a shot at it and I think I got 3 or 4 of them.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:51:45pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:56:35pm

“communist dictatorship” my @$$ you ignorant gutterswipe.

There is no way in hell we will put that racist asshole Larry Elder into the Governor’s chair. Oh and for Caitlyn—she can stay in Australia.

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teleskiguy  Jul 26, 2021 • 8:57:53pm

It’s been almost 11 weeks since my federal tax return was accepted and I still haven’t got my refund. That’s my Epic ski pass for next winter!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:04:35pm

So is Newsom actually going to be recalled or is this just more political bullshit theater from the GOP?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:06:50pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

So is Newsom actually going to be recalled or is this just more political bullshit theater from the GOP?

The polls show the recall tightening but I’m taking nothing for granted. Pisses me off that the GOP is sending The Asshole Squad out here—Mike Fuckabee, Old Fart Newt, DeSadist is supposed to be dropping in to infect people along with Killer Kristi and Killer Kim.

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Belafon  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:08:27pm

re: #57 JOE 🥓

The polls show the recall tightening but I’m taking nothing for granted. Pisses me off that the GOP is sending The Asshole Squad out here—Mike Fuckabee, Old Fart Newt, DeSadist is supposed to be dropping in to infect people along with Killer Kristi and Killer Kim.

What’s the current polling on whether he should be recalled and when is the vote?

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:10:09pm

re: #58 Belafon

What’s the current polling on whether he should be recalled and when is the vote?

Polls are Yes/No/Undecided on Recall: 43%/48%/9%

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:11:23pm

re: #58 Belafon

What’s the current polling on whether he should be recalled and when is the vote?

Ballots are supposed to start mailing out next week. The Recall is set for 9/14.

Last poll showed 49 No, 43 Yes balance undecided with Larry Elder leading the replacement poll at…16 fucking percent…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:29:25pm

I can only imagine what the next GOP Governor of CA might do…

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:33:49pm

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

I can only imagine what the next GOP Governor of CA might do…

While horrible to think about, he’s only got a year and 2 months to do it in. He’s just finishing out a term, not starting a new one.

I really can’t picture him winning a real election, especially if he fucks anything up. Then again, Trump did most of his damage in the finial year and month.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:34:18pm

re: #282 Punish Domestic Terrorists

People with bidets are worse than vegans. Vegans have never mentioned their butthole in my presence.
/

You’ve never seen the article at Wonkette on yodelling vegan baby buttholes then. A vegan restaurant in Memphis allowed their toddler to run around the restaurant and kitchen without clothes; when the writer there noted he’d turned them into the Health Depatment, the article was swarmed for days by indignant vegans.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:52:16pm

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What the actual fuck?

I don’t have enough palms or enough faces for how stupid that is (letting the kid run around like that).

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sagehen  Jul 26, 2021 • 9:56:53pm

re: #57 JOE 🥓

The polls show the recall tightening but I’m taking nothing for granted. Pisses me off that the GOP is sending The Asshole Squad out here—Mike Fuckabee, Old Fart Newt, DeSadist is supposed to be dropping in to infect people along with Killer Kristi and Killer Kim.

That French Laundry maskless lobbyist fundraising dinner during lockdown, miles from home, and then lying about it repeatedly while each lie was exposed with photos and then he had another lie… he really fucked himself. It’s a lot closer than it otherwise would have been.

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darthstar  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:10:06pm

So I watched the first three episodes of Ted Lasso tonight…totally not what I expected. I like the guy…he reminds me of me. The best way to get into assholes’ skulls is to be nice to them. I hope they can keep this going for a few seasons.

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darthstar  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:12:18pm

re: #65 sagehen

That French Laundry maskless lobbyist fundraising dinner during lockdown, miles from home, and then lying about it repeatedly while each lie was exposed with photos and then he had another lie… he really fucked himself. It’s a lot closer than it otherwise would have been.

California is coming out of Covid. Getting rid of Newsom would mean embracing GOP virus behavior. It won’t happen. French Laundry thing is old news. This isn’t the Enron driven state-wide black out that sunk Gray Davis.

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darthstar  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:13:00pm

re: #67 darthstar

BTW, the first time I ever cashed a state tax refund check, it was signed by Gray Davis. Will never forget that.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:22:19pm

PC gamer stuff (Steam)

My nephew has a new project he’s working on and the demo is up on Steam. It’s annoyingly difficult, but if anyone is up for it, please give it a go. And feel free to offer him some feedback. :)

store.steampowered.com

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Targetpractice  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:24:07pm

re: #37 Belafon

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There seems to be one thing that “journalists” on both sides of the aisle agree upon: They should have absolute immunity from the consequences of their actions.

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darthstar  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:29:50pm

Hey, I’m dating your sister, but how about you bang my friend Louie Gohmert here…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:40:43pm

Fox News hosts discuss how to ban ‘childless’ liberals from voting (Raw Story)

JD Vance, dog whistling that Nazi white genocide horn.

Fox News hosts on Sunday promoted the idea that “childless” Americans should not be allowed to participate in society by voting.

The idea was recently floated by Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance.

“Let’s give votes to all children in this country, but let’s give control over those votes to the parents of the children,” Vance told a conference on the Future of American Political Economy.

The hosts of Fox & Friends discussed the merits of the idea that the “childless left” should not be able to vote.

“I think it’s an interesting idea,” host Will Cain said. “I’m into interesting ideas. Let’s think about it. Let’s talk about it. He’s saying childless leaders are making decisions that are short-term in mind, not focused on the long-term future health of this country because they don’t have a stake in the game. Parents have a stake in the game, they have children so give parents a bigger say.”

(more)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:42:38pm

Yeah sure, delta variant is just a few cases in China, and the factory shortages aren’t from major shutdowns in the country.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:53:26pm

Former senator Mike Enzi dies after being injured in bike accident

Former senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), the onetime chairman of two Senate panels crucial to domestic policy, died Monday after suffering serious injuries in a bicycle accident. He was 77.

Enzi was riding his bicycle near his home in Gillette, Wyo., when he was injured Friday and flown to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.

washingtonpost.com

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JOE 🥓  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:55:25pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

JD only wants wealthy White Born Again Xtian men to vote just like the Founding Fathers intended…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:19:11pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:24:16pm

Testing on 5- to 11-year-olds began in early June, Pfizer said, and on kids younger than 5 on June 21. The company anticipates having initial Phase 2 and 3 results for 5- to 11-year-olds in September.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:27:39pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:30:10pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fox News hosts discuss how to ban ‘childless’ liberals from voting (Raw Story)

JD Vance, dog whistling that Nazi white genocide horn.

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When I was a teen, it was a common argument among wingnuts that the franchise needed to be bumped up to 21 or older. Why? “Science shows the brain doesn’t fully mature until 25, so these ‘kids’ are too immature to be trusted with the vote.”

When I got to my 20s, the argument moved to “The vote should be limited to those people who have jobs/are paying taxes! You shouldn’t have a say in politics unless you have ‘skin in the game!’”

Now that I’m in my 30s but without kids, chucklefucks like Vance (who is only a few months younger than myself) want to argue that those of our generation that don’t have far-right sugar daddies to help us afford to raise families should be disenfranchised because “Only parents should have the right to vote! They’re looking after their kids!”

I imagine as I reach my 40s, the next step will be “Those who aren’t independently wealthy shouldn’t be able to vote!”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:37:42pm

re: #73 Dread Pirate Ron

Some of those factory shutdowns could’ve been due to recent severe flooding in China. But I’d bet that COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire throughout China, far more than Beijing would care to admit. They’re keeping up the “all is well” pretense.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:45:59pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 26, 2021 • 11:47:58pm

California has increased the use of battery storage on the power grid by a factor of 10 in the past 3-4 years.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:06:10am

Some good drone footage from yesterday. The large V-shape gap that occurred on the north-east side of the cone on 10 July, as a result of part of the cone falling backwards, has completely filled in. But the outlet flow is still heading northeast from the smaller change that happened the same day:

Iceland Volcano, drone above Lava pool July 26

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:09:46am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Some of those factory shutdowns could’ve been due to recent severe flooding in China. But I’d bet that COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire throughout China, far more than Beijing would care to admit. They’re keeping up the “all is well” pretense.

I doubt that. China’s response to the pandemic has been pretty draconian — if you test positive, they move you into their newly built “quarantine palaces,” and there you stay, alone, tested twice a day until your test is negative. I don’t know exactly what kind of contact tracing they do, but I expect it’s just as thorough.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:10:18am

I remember almost none of the shows which premiered in 1982. I don’t even think I saw any of the shows during that year, save for remembering Kip and Hoff (which I may have watched once or twice in the dorms.)

A few classic shows did premier that year, but I’ve never watched Cheers, and only clips of Newhart.

However, there were some actors in these shows who in subsequent years would become much bigger stars.

The music is pretty lame, even with both Mancini and Schifrin still working on some of them.

23 NEW SHOWS OF FALL TV 1982



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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:14:24am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

Some of those factory shutdowns could’ve been due to recent severe flooding in China. But I’d bet that COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire throughout China, far more than Beijing would care to admit. They’re keeping up the “all is well” pretense.

Also eastern China was just hit with a couple tropical cyclones, adding to the flooding.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:16:14am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Also eastern China was just hit with a couple tropical cyclones, adding to the flooding.

Well, there has been shortages for a whole year in China production.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:20:33am

re: #85 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Some real classics of ’80s TV, including Tales of the Gold Monkey, Matt Houston, St. Elsewhere, and Knight Rider. Didn’t realize how many of them premiered in 1982, though a good many of them didn’t last all that long. At least they lasted longer than Supertrain, LOL.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:21:46am

Dayum.

Editorial: Calling out so-called ‘prophets’ who miscalled Trump’s election victory (Editorial Board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 24, 2021, opinion piece)

Evangelical groups are calling their own preachers to task for a spate of so-called prophecies — nearly all in support of far-right political causes and former President Donald Trump — that never came to pass. Prominent pastors are wisely urging their colleagues to commit to standards of prophecy that reject the mixing of personal political beliefs with what they claim to be divine inspiration.

Editorially, we try to avoid opining about religious faith. But invoking divine guidance to advance partisan causes smacks of the worst kind of manipulation, opening the door to abuse and financial exploitation. Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders have laudably begun insisting that the false prophets among them cease and desist.

“Why were most of the prophets wrong when it came to predicting the outcome of the 2020 election?” host Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries, asked on her “Understanding the Times” Christian radio show on June 25. She followed that question with a lengthy series of pre-election recordings in which a variety of prominent evangelical preachers claimed that God had told them Trump would be reelected.

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I’ve read the Bible; atheists do it for self-defence. False prophets are supposed to be killed, preferably by stoning. Where are all of these Old Testament fire-and-brimstone preachers demanding they be stoned to death. (I know the answer to this: They actually don’t believe the horseshyte they shovel by the truckload to their parishioners. If they did believe this, someone might come for them next.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:29:16am

Christians trying to get preachers to sign up to a code of standards regarding prophecy.

Prophetic Standards Statement (Goes to Prophetic Standards)

Their standards follow the preamble, which they ask Christian prophets to adhere to. (I suppose that’s more standards than psychics.)

At a time when there are many questions in the Body concerning the gift of prophecy and the ministry of the prophet, and in light of the needs of local pastors as well as individual believers to have practical guidelines for processing prophetic words, as Pentecostal and Charismatic leaders, we felt that now was the opportune moment to produce this current document.

It is not the purpose of this statement to condemn or accuse. Instead, our purpose is to help provide scriptural guidelines for the operation of the gift of prophecy and the functioning of the ministry of the prophet, while at the same time affirming the importance of these gifts and ministries.

(Standards follow)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:30:35am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:35:24am

It’s treason, then…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 12:55:58am

OK, back later. Off to do some shopping.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:18:20am

re: #20 jaunte

he has made the decision not to get vaccinated “as a free person.”.

Incels are also free persons…

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:20:24am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dayum.

Editorial: Calling out so-called ‘prophets’ who miscalled Trump’s election victory (Editorial Board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 24, 2021, opinion piece)

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I’ve read the Bible; atheists do it for self-defence. False prophets are supposed to be killed, preferably by stoning. Where are all of these Old Testament fire-and-brimstone preachers demanding they be stoned to death. (I know the answer to this: They actually don’t believe the horseshyte they shovel by the truckload to their parishioners. If they did believe this, someone might come for them next.)

They have a perpetual “Get Out of Jail Free” card: “It’s all part of the plan.” Assure them that the sinners are totally going to burn while “faithful” will still get their express ride past the Pearly Gates (provided they’re current on their dues) and then tell them that the Big Guy just changed his mind on the date it’s all going down. Now open your wallets, the plate’s looking a bit empty…

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:22:32am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Incels are also free persons…

Who, depending upon the degree of testosterone poisoning, will actually boast that they “choose” to be single.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:22:56am

Needless to say, the Freedom from Religion Foundation is not happy with either Democrats or Republicans recommending dogmatic religious people to the courts, especially the Supreme Court.

In light of that, FFRF is calling for an investigation into Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

FFRF calls for full investigation into Brett Kavanaugh

In the wake of bombshell reports about the FBI’s failure to fully vet Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling for an investigation.

Seven senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh when he was a nominee for the high court. The FBI received 4,500 tips, most of which were ignored.

Kavanaugh was credibly accused of sexual assault in an incident that the background investigation had apparently missed. Christine Blasey Ford risked her health and reputation by publicly testifying about the details of Kavanaugh assaulting her in the early 1980s, drawing death threats from Kavanaugh’s fevered supporters. Kavanaugh responded with righteous indignation, lashing out at U.S. senators who would dare to hold him accountable. “What goes around comes around,” he ominously promised.

Around the same time, it was discovered that Kavanaugh had upward of $200,000 in debt that mysteriously vanished just prior to his nomination to the high court. Given Kavanaugh’s lifestyle, it is reportedly unclear how he could have afforded to pay off these debts. This, too, must be investigated.

The FBI deserves much of the blame, but it was also hamstrung by a political process. The White House has the authority to request FBI background checks on nominees and controls the scope of that inquiry and any follow-up. This means the Trump White House, led by a man credibly accused of sexual assault by 26 women, controlled the contours of the Kavanaugh check. Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2018.

The full extent of Blasey Ford’s claims must be investigated and reported. And the shady financial dealings must be brought to light.

If the investigation shows that Kavanaugh lied to Congress, that would be grounds for impeachment. Only one Supreme Court justice, Samuel Chase in 1804, has ever been impeached, although he was acquitted by the Senate. Regardless of the outcome, a thorough investigation would help to restore public confidence in the Supreme Court and in the nomination process, and begin to heal the damage that has been done over the past four years to one of the pillars of U.S. democracy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:24:07am

re: #96 Targetpractice

Who, depending upon the degree of testosterone poisoning, will actually boast that they “choose” to be single.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:27:30am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They GOP turned it into a matter of “innocent until proven guilty!!!” And “They are trying to ruin his life!”

This was not a criminal trial, it was a confirmation hearing to determine whether this person is a worthy candidate for a lifetime appointment to America’s highest judicial body.

Those are somewhat different standards than whether this person is a criminal or not. And denying him a seat on the SCOTUS would be an embarrassment but as far as I know would not have “ruined his life”.

As for his personal reputation, that is something he put on the line when he accepted the nomination.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:29:28am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:30:25am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:36:33am

re: #100 Targetpractice

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John Hughes  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:38:26am

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

Nuka Cola macine

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:41:31am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The press made up their minds years ago, which was to buy into the talking points about “ruining his life” and “this is just sour grapes!” If an investigation into Kavanaugh’s background check and his finances was announced at 8am today, by noon the presstitutes would be waiting for the GQP-approved talking points about how any investigation is invalid because it’s “partisan,” and by the evening news it would be accepted that the whole thing is just another “witchhunt” to “destroy Trump’s legacy” by removing one of “his” justices from the bench.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:51:08am

By his church’s doctrine, if he sincerely repented, he is in Heaven now.

Chile: Fernando Karadima, priest defrocked for sexual abuses, dies (Deutsche Welle)

He was convicted of child rape, but never served a day in prison.

Former Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a key figure in a sexual abuse case that rocked the Catholic Church, has died at the age of 90.

According to his death certificate, Karadima died on Sunday of bronchopneumonia and kidney failure in the nursing home where he resided.

Karadima headed a parish in an upscale neighborhood of the Chilean capital, Santiago, from 1980 to 2006, forging close links to the Latin American country’s political and economic elites.

In 2010, he was accused of molesting young boys during the 1980s and 1990s.

Those allegations came to light when victims Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo told of the abuses they suffered.

Regarding the former priest’s death, the three victims released a statement, saying: “Everything we had to say about Karadima has been said. He was one more link in this culture of perversion and cover-up in the Church.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:54:32am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Last paragraph, about the so-called liberal Pope.

Pope Francis visited Chile in 2018, but caused outrage when he discredited the victims. He later apologized and expressed “shame” for his handling of sexual abuse by clergy in Chile, asking for forgiveness from the victims whom he’d previously dismissed.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 1:56:04am

Realistically, investigators could find a photo of Kavanaugh smiling as he took a big cardboard check labeled “Bribe” to pay off his debts, bank documents showing how the whole thing went down, and a signed confession from the men involved in the bribery…and the most we’d get is Susan Collins furrowing her brow as she declared she needed “more information” before she’d begin to make a decision on whether or not to agree to consider allowing a vote on whether or not to remove him from office.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:00:19am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:17:37am

re: #47 Hecuba’s daughter

My return was filed March 9th and my refund arrived June 30; so 16 weeks before it showed up in my checking account. A few weeks earlier, a friend also mentioned that her refund hadn’t yet arrived. Especially given that they extended the filing date by one month, there may be several problems in processing returns on a timely basis. The refund was increased by a modest amount to reflect the delay in distribution.

Mine was filed on March. I still haven’t received it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:22:15am

Ohio football star at prestigious $16K-per-year Christian high school charged with raping sleeping girl (FOX News Channel)

Polls continually show Americans view atheists as less trustworthy than rapists.

A recently graduated high school football star at a $16,000-per-year private Christian academy in Ohio is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday after being charged with rape of a teenage girl who claims he stripped her down and raped her while she was sleeping weeks before Christmas last year.

Crosley MacEachen, an 18-year-old football recruit who had committed to play at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., was indicted on gross sexual imposition, rape and sexual battery, according to a filing by the State of Ohio in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas last month.

A standout football player at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at the time, MacEachen approached the alleged victim while she was asleep at a home in Symmes Township on Dec. 6, 2020. The girl woke up around 5 a.m. to find MacEachen “on top of her,” having vaginal sexual intercourse with her, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, citing court documents.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:26:22am

re: #43 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I don’t get refunds so I don’t know what to say. The delay due to the pandemic, and the IRS reducing the number of people working in the office because of it probably doesn’t help.

Calling them would probably get you a firm “I dunno.”

I imagine there are people here who would be willing to help you out if you are in a desperate situation; you only need to ask (the worst thing that could happen is people telling you “no.”)

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:31:05am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ohio football star at prestigious $16K-per-year Christian high school charged with raping sleeping girl (FOX News Channel)

Polls continually show Americans view atheists as less trustworthy than rapists.

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Young white guy, expensive prep school, picked up by college football team, and with a “promising future”?

He won’t even get a slap on the wrist. He’ll get offered a sweet heart plea deal where he’ll weep bitter tears that he got caught and insist he “never meant to hurt anyone,” and then walk out of the court to a waiting car. The worst punishment he’ll ever face? His parents bawling him out for jeopardizing his future on a “piece of ass,” convinced that their little angel was the victim of a temptress and that his only crime was that he engaged in sex outside the bonds of marriage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:39:06am

re: #112 Targetpractice

Young white guy, expensive prep school, picked up by college football team, and with a “promising future”?

He won’t even get a slap on the wrist. He’ll get offered a sweet heart plea deal where he’ll weep bitter tears that he got caught and insist he “never meant to hurt anyone,” and then walk out of the court to a waiting car. The worst punishment he’ll ever face? His parents bawling him out for jeopardizing his future on a “piece of ass,” convinced that their little angel was the victim of a temptress and that his only crime was that he engaged in sex outside the bonds of marriage.

They will find and spread any compromising social media posts they can find of her to indicate that she was a “slut” and “wanted it”…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:43:02am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will find and spread any compromising social media posts they can find of her to indicate that she was a “slut” and “wanted it”…

And all it will take is one Christian on the jury who sincerely believes that God should judge and sincere repentance is all that’s required, and you get at best a hung jury.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:46:11am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And all it will take is one Christian on the jury who sincerely believes that God should judge and sincere repentance is all that’s required, and you get at best a hung jury.

That assumes it goes to trial, as opposed to the judge accepting a plea deal that involves him attending some “I’ll never rape again” course/program in exchange for the whole thing being expunged from his record and his not needing to go on the sexual offender registry because “we don’t want to ruin his future.”

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steve_davis  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:51:31am

re: #50 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

This makes me feel somewhat better. I have an account on the IRS website so I can log in and check on things and everyday since I started checking in the middle of May it’s said “Your 2020 tax return has not been processed” in a manner that looks scary like they are saying I’m late, followed by a bunch a verbiage about how it should take 6 weeks if you mailed it in.

I had to mail it because H&R Block told me I couldn’t E-file with a particular CARES Act Form I needed to send with it. If it’s literally taking them 3 or 4 months, it shouldn’t be telling me 6 weeks and giving me an ulcer about it.

I can tell you from experience it will say it isn’t processed right up until they cut you the check.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:51:42am

AFFIDAVIT: Suspect set house on fire because family didn’t follow Bible (KTSM-TV, El Paso)

I’m glad my neighbours didn’t try this; they only used fireworks against my house.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A 40-year-old man arrested for allegedly setting a West Side home on fire is charged with capital murder after his brother was killed in the incident.

The El Paso Police Department says Philip Daniel Mills set fire to a residence located at 6001 Fandango Place on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. He was arrested after police suspected him of causing the blaze.

An affidavit written by an EPPD detective says Mills allegedly admitted to setting the house on fire. And, in a recorded statement, claimed to have used gasoline from a weed eater to fuel the fire.

Mills poured the gasoline on a sofa in the living room and used a lit cloth to start the fire, according to the document.

“Once the sofa caught on fire, he walked outside the house and waited to see if his mother or brother would go outside but they didn’t,” the affidavit reads. “The defendant advised that he waited outside the residence with large rocks in his hands in the event that both his brother and mother had made it out the burning residence.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 2:57:58am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

According to the fire department, the brother did not die of smoke inhalation, he burned alive.

The mother managed to get out of the back door, she is in a hospital in critical condition from burns.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 3:06:43am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

AFFIDAVIT: Suspect set house on fire because family didn’t follow Bible (KTSM-TV, El Paso)

I’m glad my neighbours didn’t try this; they only used fireworks against my house.

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“We had to destroy it in order to save it”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 3:18:43am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“We had to destroy it in order to save it”

According to the arrest warrant, he stood outside the house while it was burning in case his brother or mother escaped. He had a group of large rocks and intended to stone them to death.

His mother going out the back door is what saved her.

And that’s the thing. Already folks are claiming he’s “no true Christian,” but he is following the instructions of the Bible. How is following the Word of God (tm) written in black text un-Christian? Others are making an excuse he is mentally ill. That may be true, but who exploited that illness with religious teachings to turn him into a murderer? (The Bible is very clear what you’re supposed to do with unbelievers.) The Bible’s instructions are antithetical to a modern society.

The article at the El Paso television station doesn’t say whether his brother and mother are not believers, just he believed they were not living life according to the Bible’s laws.

Speculating irresponsibly and wildly, my guess is at a minimum they didn’t go to church as often as the alleged arsonist and murderer would like, or he knew they did not believe and he followed the Bible’s instructions for unbelievers.

There are millions of Christians in this country if that guy gets prison or the death penalty (being Texas) who will lionise him as a martyr to the faith.

The idea it’s only wingnut Christians who flout the law is also false. In my own area, the UU Church in Scottsbluff (arguably the most liberal of Christian churches, even moreso than the MCC), refused to close during Socttsbuff’s brief mask mandate (no church did). The argument from the UU Church wasn’t religious freedom though, it was because they rent their space to a Buddhist group and they needed the filthy lucre from the Buddhists.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 3:26:09am

That’s also the thing about the First Amendment that many Christians seem to have forgotten today.

It was not written to protect atheists, Muslims, Hindus, or others (although they existed in the colonies too).

It was written to protect Christians from both the State and each other.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 3:45:51am

A tour of the abandoned S.S. United States:

Inside The ABANDONED S.S United States

Kind of sad seeing her forgotten and rusting away.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 3:51:34am

re: #120 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Bible’s instructions are antithetical to a modern society.

a literal interpretation of the Bible’s instructions are antithetical to a modern society.

And that is where “Biblical law” differs from human law: ours is meant to be interpreted literally, but also to meant be CHANGED wherever necessary in order to Create a More Perfect Union

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:11:46am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wow. I’m speechless.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:31:48am

In a bit of COVID-19 related news from Czech Republic, the Supreme Administrative Court has just issued a ruling abolishing the mandatory wearing of facemasks or respirators in public transportation and in shops. Mind you, that’s the mandatory wearing of facemasks/respirators; you can still wear one if you want to.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:39:35am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

In a bit of COVID-19 related news from Czech Republic, the Supreme Administrative Court has just issued a ruling abolishing the mandatory wearing of facemasks or respirators in public transportation and in shops. Mind you, that’s the mandatory wearing of facemasks/respirators; you can still wear one if you want to.

Is Tuczer Karlovyvary on Czech TV encouraging people to go up and harass people who do?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:46:17am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is Tuczer Karlovyvary on Czech TV encouraging people to go up and harass people who do?

No. There’s a few cranks, and some might roll their eyes, but that’s about it. Unless they’re drunk, Czechs aren’t all that aggressive.

Apparently, what the government can do is simply “strongly recommend”, but they cannot mandate such a thing. Of course, private businesses are free to mandate mask-wearing in their establishments, as such a decision is entirely up to them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:47:20am

Hate Christian pastor Steven Anderson is trying to get around YouTube’s ban for hate speech advocating killing LGBT+ and atheist people by instructing his followers how to get around YouTube’s ban policies. (Cut videos into snippets, post them on smaller channels or sock puppets, &c.)

He’s asking his followers to sacrifice their channels to get his hateful Christian message out. The only message he should get out is the video of him being tasered by Border Patrol.

I don’t have a YouTube account, so I can’t flag this channel with his instructions on how to evade the ban (and the video is mirrored on other small channels).

It is a violation of YouTube terms-of-service to repost banned people to your channel; one violation is sufficient to get you banned. The first person to flag this person’s upload of Steven Anderson gets a virtual Kewpie doll from me.

Of course the Christian in question banned from YouTube would then claim to be persecuted (in the country with the most churches in the world).

Deplatforming hatred works, for Nazis, bigots, and hate preachers, which is why they work so hard to get back on major platforms. They cannot spread their poison if they don’t have a large audience.

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Just a Quick Reminder | Pastor Steven Anderson

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:48:37am

While they were at it, the Supreme Administrative Court admonished the Health Minister for ignoring their previous rulings, and gave him 72 hours to comply - or they will refer his (apparent) contempt of court to the national Attorney General and the police for prosecution.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:50:09am

re: #127 Dr Lizardo

No. There’s a few cranks, and some might roll their eyes, but that’s about it. Unless they’re drunk, Czechs aren’t all that aggressive.

Apparently, what the government can do is simply “strongly recommend”, but they cannot mandate such a thing. Of course, private businesses are free to mandate mask-wearing in their establishments, as such a decision is entirely up to them.

You see, several states in America are passing laws that forbid business from requiring them…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:51:27am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

A tour of the abandoned S.S. United States:

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Video

Kind of sad seeing her forgotten and rusting away.

She is not entirely forgotten.

Since 2009, a preservation group called the SS United States Conservancy has been raising funds to save the ship. The group purchased her in 2011 and has drawn up several unrealized plans to restore the ship, one of which included turning the ship into a multi-purpose waterfront complex. In 2015, as its funds dwindled, the group began accepting bids to scrap the ship; however, sufficient donations came in via extended fundraising. Large donations have kept the ship berthed at its Philadelphia dock while the group continues to further investigate restoration plans.

(Wikipedia, more at the link)

SS United States

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 4:53:16am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You see, several states in America are passing laws that forbid business from requiring them…

That would never pass constitutional muster here. It would be considered government overreach, just in the opposite direction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:00:48am

re: #132 Dr Lizardo

That would never pass constitutional muster here. It would be considered government overreach, just in the opposite direction.

It is, but it is the sort of grandstanding that Red States love to engage in to show their dedication to Freedumb®

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:09:30am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is, but it is the sort of grandstanding that Red States love to engage in to show their dedication to Freedumb®

See my state government.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:15:17am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is, but it is the sort of grandstanding that Red States love to engage in to show their dedication to Freedumb®

I guess politicians everywhere love to grandstand, but at least here, they get slapped down fairly quick. Usually, it’s not even up to the courts - the showboating politician here quickly becomes an object of ridicule and derision.

The other day, Tomio Okamura, head of the SPD (Freedom and Direct Democracy Party, a far-right party), tried to say he didn’t need to be vaccinated because of his high testosterone levels. The Czech internet promptly filled up with snide comments about his “big dick energy” and otherwise ruthlessly mocking him, so much so that he deleted the Facebook post he’d made.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:18:50am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Our governor swings his “big dick” by sending our state troopers at our expense to “guard the border” in Del Rio, Texas, more than eight hundred miles from here.

And in typical conservative fashion, Texas said “pay you? LOL.”

That set the taxpayers back here over $400,000, when our entire state budget is around $9 billion.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:23:39am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Our governor swings his “big dick” by sending our state troopers at our expense to “guard the border” in Del Rio, Texas, more than eight hundred miles from here.

And in typical conservative fashion, Texas said “pay you? LOL.”

That set the taxpayers back here over $400,000, when our entire state budget is around $9 billion.

Where it gets fucked up is when it costs taxpayer money for some bullshit stunt.

About 15 years ago, the former leader of the Czech Social Democrats said, in a campaign speech, that everyone in the whole country would get a brand new car under their leadership. Now this was in the days before smartphones or organizing over social media, per se, but Czechs showed their contempt for such a risible stunt with people driving their piece-of-shit cars to the party’s headquarters and demanding their new vehicle on the spot.

He withdrew that fatuous bit of rhetoric in less than 48 hours and it was never spoken of again.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:24:05am

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

I think the late, great Alex Trebek has a worthy successor….

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Give him a couple of days, but I liked Robin slightly more.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:25:15am

Boring home appliance stuff.

Ever since we got our new bathroom scale a couple weeks ago, my weight has been very consistent.

8

(Stone, ignoring the pounds afterwards.)

If you are one of those who obsesses over slight changes in weight, I highly recommend buying a scale which measures in stone. Plus the numbers are smaller.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:26:31am

re: #137 Dr Lizardo

We need protestors who are willing to call out crap like that.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:31:02am

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

I haven’t watched Jeopardy in years, so maybe it’s just me (and my ever-advancing geriatric state) but doesn’t the pacing of this seem awfully quick?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:32:42am

A rare bust for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program.

An Omaha man has been indicted on a bank fraud charge in connection with a loan application to the Paycheck Protection Program for COVID-19 relief.

M.A. Yah’s case is believed to be the first of its kind in Nebraska.

According to the indictment, Yah was the director of The Heartland News, a nonprofit newspaper focused on work with the homeless that dissolved in 2019.

The business was reinstated in March 2020, after paying its biennial fee to the secretary of state.

In court records, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Lynch said that in April 2020, Yah requested a PPP loan of $100,800 to support the newspaper’s payroll and submitted a fraudulent application overstating the number of employees and payroll for the previous year.

On May 6, 2020, $100,800 in PPP money was deposited in the newspaper’s account at an Omaha bank.

(more)

Omaha man indicted on bank fraud charge, accused of lying on application for COVID relief loan (Omaha World-Herald, seven hours ago)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:33:50am

re: #141 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I haven’t watched Jeopardy in years, so maybe it’s just me (and my ever-advancing geriatric state) but doesn’t the pacing of this seem awfully quick?

It seemed quick to me as well. Of course, eventually, the producers of Jeopardy! will settle on a suitable replacement, though it goes without saying that Alex Trebek left some mighty big shoes to be filled.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:38:37am

Simone Biles is out of the Olympic finals due to apparent difficulties

TOKYO — Simone Biles was pulled from the team competition here Tuesday after an awkward, low-scoring attempt on vault, leaving the United States, which was already locked in a tough battle with Russia, in serious trouble as it seeks its third consecutive gold medal.

Biles bailed out on her expected vault, attempting just a Yurchenko 1.5. She still needed a massive bounce/stumble upon landing.

She looked to be in tears as she left the mat and then soon walked out of the arena floor with a trainer from USA Gymnastics.

She did not appear to suffer any obvious physical injury during her attempt. NBC reported that she was dealing with a “mental issue” not a physical one. USA Gymnastics would just describe it as a “medical issue.”

“Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”

Simone Biles out of Olympic gymnastics team competition in Tokyo (Yahoo! Sports, one hour ago)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:44:45am

In other news, Czechia tennis Olympian Marketa Vondrousova knocked out Naomi Osaka, the Japanese-American star, being eliminated in the third round of the Japanese Olympics.

Ms. Osaka, who lit the Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony, was widely expected to win. Ms. Vondrousova defeated her 6-1 and 6-4.

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:46:17am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:47:53am

re: #146 lawhawk

IANAL; does a Select Committee have the authority to make criminal referrals?

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:56:31am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It has the ability to make findings and recommendations, but I don’t see an explicit reference to making referrals to the DOJ.

january6th.house.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:56:48am

Guess what disease he caught this week?

He admits he was wrong. His religion says he be stoned to death as a false prophet.

Stone a couple of right-wing pastors to death and I’ll bet this nonsense in churches across the land would stop tout de suite.

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jeffreyw  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:56:51am

Good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 5:58:47am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In other news, Czechia tennis Olympian Marketa Vondrousova knocked out Naomi Osaka, the Japanese-American star, being eliminated in the third round of the Japanese Olympics.

Ms. Osaka, who lit the Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony, was widely expected to win. Ms. Vondrousova defeated her 6-1 and 6-4.

Markéta Vondroušová is a solid player. Most Czechs figure she’s got a damn good shot at a medal (be it bronze, silver or gold).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:02:52am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just leave out the detail that we are still in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has killed nearly as many Americans as the Civil War…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:05:00am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have no sympathy whatsoever for pastors who lie to their parishioners. He is creating trouble for nurses and doctors, and wouldn’t you know it, he’s all fine with an emergency use authorisation for Remdesivir (and his parishioners are paying a metric fuquetonne of money for him and I guarantee if the situation was reversed, his church would let them die).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:05:36am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just leave out the detail that we are still in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has killed nearly as many Americans as the Civil War…

In a quarter of the time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:09:33am

Even now he’s still lying to hedge his previous position on vaccines.

I wonder who politicised that?

Bullshyte.

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:09:44am

Meanwhile, in Sweden:

And starting Aug 9, 12-18 year olds make get the jab, 12-15 if you’re in a risk group only (but wouldn’t surprise me if it opens up later), 16-18 can simply book an appointment at a vaxx centre. The staff will have a chat and make a determination if the kid is capable of informed consent, and unless failing that, parents will not be involved in the process.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:17:24am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Even now he’s still lying to hedge his previous position on vaccines.

Bullshyte.

“Fauci lied, people died!”

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mmmirele  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:20:46am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fox News hosts discuss how to ban ‘childless’ liberals from voting (Raw Story)

JD Vance, dog whistling that Nazi white genocide horn.

(more)

As a woman who more or less made the deliberate choice not to marry or have children (thank you law school, thank you major depressive disorder, thank you autism spectrum, thank you asexuality), this kind of crap annoys the fucking living daylights out of me. This asshat, JD Vance, doesn’t have a clue as to what I can do because I am unmarried and childless. I am actually able to assist my unmarried, childless brother in caring for our elderly mom. I’m in a better position to swap out with my coworkers who have children and want to go to their kids’ events.

I frankly want to strangle JD Vance, but this is the deal—this is the same thing so many Evangelicals believe as well. If you don’t marry, if you don’t have kids, you’re not a Real Adult. On top of that, there’s a whole belief especially put on women that we failed as women because we didn’t marry and pop out children, which is our only role in this world. FUCK THAT NOISE.

JD Vance is a horrible person. I can’t decide who I hate the worst of the GOP Senatorial candidates, him or Josh Mandel. /sorry not sorry for the rant, I was yanked out of bed at 03:55 PT this morning for on call and am now going to MAYBE get 90 minutes of not thinking about anything before checking back into work.

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:22:35am

Lake Oroville, CA. The first photo is from 3 years ago. The 2nd photo was taken April 27 2021. The 3rd was taken last week (19/7-25/7).

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:22:35am

re: #158 mmmirele

Lindsay Graham can’t be reached for comment.

Then again, neither can George Washington.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:24:43am

re: #158 mmmirele

What if you are not childless by choice? Should you just send in a note from your doctor that you have made all efforts on a regular monthly basis?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:25:04am

re: #159 Teukka

More like Oroville Creek these days.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:25:15am

The religious secret behind Kars4Kids.

Minnesota attorney general finds that less than 1 percent of donations to Kars4Kids charity goes to Minnesota kids (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is taking aim at Kars4Kids, a New Jersey charity that spent less than 1 percent of the $3 million it raised from Minnesota donors on programs in the state.

The charity, one of the largest vehicle donation charities in the country and perhaps best known for its radio jingle, solicits vehicles from donors and raises money by selling and scrapping them.

But according to a compliance review issued Thursday by Swanson’s office, Kars4Kids spent just $11,600 on charitable programs for Minnesota residents from 2012 to 2014.

Swanson questioned Kars­4Kids’ bookkeeping, saying that the charity had misstated the amount of money that goes to its mission, and she called into question its transparency.

“We are concerned and troubled. Minnesotans are good-hearted. They want to help a good cause,” Swanson said. “Donors need accurate and straightforward information to make informed choices.”

Kars4Kids, which operates in all 50 states, defended its practices and said it made sense to spend most of its money on the East Coast.

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The money goes to a non-profit which goes to promote Orthodox Judaism, by proselytising to secular Jews.

(11:05)

The Religious Secret Behind 1-877-Kars4Kids

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Ming5000  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:25:16am

re: #159 Teukka

There does not seem to be any room for aquatic life to hunker down for, hopefully, rain again. Crying

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mmmirele  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:26:49am

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

More like Oroville Creek these days.

Some of us are old enough to remember life before Lake Oroville. Seriously, we went to Oroville before the dam went in.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:28:44am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:29:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:31:34am

Democrats in Disarray veer hard left…unless they don’t…

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:31:43am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:35:40am

re: #165 mmmirele

Some of us are old enough to remember life before Lake Oroville. Seriously, we went to Oroville before the dam went in.

A little before my time, but not by much; the dam officially opened the year before I was born.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:35:59am

re: #166 Belafon

Democrats lead in confidence and excitement. Sux to be us I guess.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:40:40am

re: #53 JOE 🥓

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Um no..

The recall petition was introduced in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in California

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:42:31am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fox News hosts discuss how to ban ‘childless’ liberals from voting (Raw Story)

JD Vance, dog whistling that Nazi white genocide horn.

(more)

Cool
I don’t get to vote, I don’t pay school taxes

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:46:03am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Republicans propose tax-subsided abortions for low-income mothers in 3… 2… 1…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:47:58am

re: #174 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Republicans propose tax-subsided abortions for low-income Black mothers in 3… 2… 1…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:49:21am
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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:51:43am

re: #107 Targetpractice

Realistically, investigators could find a photo of Kavanaugh smiling as he took a big cardboard check labeled “Bribe” to pay off his debts, bank documents showing how the whole thing went down, and a signed confession from the men involved in the bribery…and the most we’d get is Susan Collins furrowing her brow as she declared she needed “more information” before she’d begin to make a decision on whether or not to agree to consider allowing a vote on whether or not to remove him from office.

There is no mechanism to remove him now.
Perjury? You’d need 17 R senators.
And then allow Biden to install a D leaning replacement? Never.

And he’d never resign in shame (as if)

they gamed it and won. He’s in for life

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:53:17am

Happy Tuesday - let the grilling commence.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:54:19am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I would encourage anyone looking to do this to look for programs like one here in GA called Nobis Works, via the Tommy Nobis Center. My son went through their job training program via Kroger. I know, Kroger is run by assholes, but that’s not the employees. My son was actually offered a union job in the meat department via this program but got scared and nervous about it and turned it down. He learned how to navigate the interview process, what employers look for, and many other skills that have served him well. These places deserve support. Nobis works serves anyone with a disability, the program has autistic people, wounded veterans, TBI, anyone needing help with employment because of a disability. They begin in high school onward.

Skip the big charities unless you know they do what they say. So many local organizations are doing the work of angels with very little funding and help.

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:56:06am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:58:14am

re: #9 JOE 🥓

How much of Kudlow’s coke stash did Navarro snort to utter this bullshit?

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“Dr. Peter Navarro”? I thought you had to have delivered babies to be called doctor?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 6:58:23am

re: #178 darthstar

What’s that you say? 11 hours in the hotseat?

LOL those spineless worms will crack in no time at all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:02:31am

re: #179 A Mom Anon

That does sound like a worthwhile cause.

I’m not donating cars right now (I only have one and I need it). Aside from the local NPR station in Alliance, the other place here which accepts beaters (or even dead cars) is our rural fire department. They use the cars to train on for emergency extraction of passengers in a wreck.

After the fire brigade is done cutting about twenty entries into a car, they sell it as junk to support the fire brigade (our rural fire department is actually run as a charity—our town is way too small to get a regular fire department).

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:03:19am

re: #181 Eventual Carrion

“Dr. Peter Navarro”? I thought you had to have delivered babies to be called doctor?

Is he suggesting fauci is responsible for all the worldwide deaths?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:03:34am

It’s way past dawn; I’m going to slither off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:08:05am

re: #184 Dangerman

Is he suggesting fauci is responsible for all the worldwide deaths?

That’s been the talking point from the 24/7 propaganda machine the last few days.

See also Sen. Rand Paul’s referral of Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Justice Department for criminal charges.

The point is to discredit him to their own voters, confuse those who do not normally pay attention to politics, and if he gets killed through their agitprop, well, that’s just a bonus.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:08:58am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:09:33am
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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:12:56am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s been the talking point from the 24/7 propaganda machine the last few days.

See also Sen. Rand Paul’s referral of Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Justice Department for criminal charges.

The point is to discredit him to their own voters, confuse those who do not normally pay attention to politics, and if he gets killed through their agitprop, well, that’s just a bonus.

The GOP and right wing echo chamber haven’t been able to dent Biden’s pandemic handling, so they’re going after Fauci now.

But appending Dr. before Navarro’s name is an attempt to purposefully mislead the audience into thinking that Navarro (who is an economics PhD) somehow has medical insights or understanding of public health that Fauci doesn’t.

As it is, Navarro has been wrong on practically every aspect of the pandemic, including the economic impacts.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:13:06am

Capitol police officer Sgt. Aquilino Gonell testified that what he faced on Jan. 6 scared him more than his deployment to Iraq driving down “IED infested roads”…… “Some of the rioters called me ‘traitor’”…… “We were shoved, kicked, punched, sprayed with mace.”…..”What we faced that day was like a medieval battle

Contrast

“It was zero threat, right from the start, it was zero threat. Look, they went in, they shouldn’t have done it. Some of them went in, and they are hugging and kissing the police and the guards, you know, they had great relationships,” Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “A lot of the people were waved in, and then they walked in and they walked out.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:13:39am

re: #104 Targetpractice

The press made up their minds years ago, which was to buy into the talking points about “ruining his life” and “this is just sour grapes!” If an investigation into Kavanaugh’s background check and his finances was announced at 8am today, by noon the presstitutes would be waiting for the GQP-approved talking points about how any investigation is invalid because it’s “partisan,” and by the evening news it would be accepted that the whole thing is just another “witchhunt” to “destroy Trump’s legacy” by removing one of “his” justices from the bench.

The fact that the press failed to investigate the potential financial scandal demonstrates how unwilling they are to do the work to uncover more complicated more mundane flaws. They were excited to pursue the sexual improprieties of years earlier, but it’s the current financial ones that would have led to the undoing of his nomination. OTOH, if he had been rejected, his replacement would have been another RW ideologue. The failures of the press to investigate then may lead (if we’re lucky) to a forced resignation now. Hey, a girl’s got to dream!

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:14:15am

This is what I call ego:

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:15:07am

re: #190 Dangerman

I’m watching this live and it’s just fucking heartbreaking. He’s struggling to hold it together. He faces two surgeries and a year of rehab. And he still wants to go back to work .

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lawhawk  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:17:01am
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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:22:30am

re: #194 lawhawk

All these idiots have no clue about science. As you gather more info, that info sometimes requires new approaches to problems you’re working to solve. Our fucking media cannot grasp this and add to confusion and outright lies. I get that it can make for public confusion, but what the hell ever happened to being as safe as possible when you’re unsure? A mask is pretty much quite literally the least you can do.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:24:23am

Officer Fanone is having none of your shit. Calm and direct and out of fucks to give over this shit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:26:01am

re: #120 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

…….

The idea it’s only wingnut Christians who flout the law is also false. In my own area, the UU Church in Scottsbluff (arguably the most liberal of Christian churches, even moreso than the MCC), refused to close during Socttsbuff’s brief mask mandate (no church did). The argument from the UU Church wasn’t religious freedom though, it was because they rent their space to a Buddhist group and they needed the filthy lucre from the Buddhists.

Many secular businesses also were flouting mask mandates when they could. So UU Church in Scottsbluff was probably just emulating what the non-religious establishments in their area were trying to practice. Or were the Buddhists were using the religious freedom argument?

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:26:02am

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

What’s that you say? 11 hours in the hotseat?

LOL those spineless worms will crack in no time at all.

Wait until they start invoking the fifth amendment.

Holy shit. Officer Fanone just slammed his fist on the table and shouted that it was disgraceful!

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:26:29am

re: #194 lawhawk

“Why are they closing off this road again? They just reopened it from the last time it flooded. It’s just rain.”

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:27:35am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:29:16am

re: #112 Targetpractice

Young white guy, expensive prep school, picked up by college football team, and with a “promising future”?

He won’t even get a slap on the wrist. He’ll get offered a sweet heart plea deal where he’ll weep bitter tears that he got caught and insist he “never meant to hurt anyone,” and then walk out of the court to a waiting car. The worst punishment he’ll ever face? His parents bawling him out for jeopardizing his future on a “piece of ass,” convinced that their little angel was the victim of a temptress and that his only crime was that he engaged in sex outside the bonds of marriage.

This is precisely what happened:

1) During my senior year in high school the King Jock was accused of raping a girl. Football Coach, Mommy and Daddy came to King Jock’s aid along with the local paper slut-shaming the girl alleging she set him up. Of course when he was arraigned the local district magistrate asked the cops if they read Miranda rights to King Jock and OOPS the police forgot to do that so King Jock was let go. And King Jock said he had a “personal relationship with J.C.”

2) When I was at Pitt in 1976 3 Super Jocks beat a black guy and gang raped his girl. Once again Football Coach came to their aid along with a complicit media and made sure they were let off the hook. Once again the 3 white guys played the JC card and got off the hook. The black girl they raped got trashed in the media as a slut.

Moral of the story is that Rome must have their gladiators.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:30:16am

Meanwhile, in Ostrava….

“Police officers continue to search for a missing crocodile, which escaped from the garden of a family house in Ostrava-Hrabůvka in the afternoon on Saturday, July 24.”

Photogallery of the suspect: moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

The missing croc is a Dwarf West African Crocodile, the smallest species. The owner says he’s a shy fella, a little over three feet (one meter) long and his name is Mireček.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:30:38am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is, but it is the sort of grandstanding that Red States love to engage in to show their dedication to Freedumb®

Let’s see how SCOTUS rules on the DeSantis death ship requirement. The case has to be heading there.

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:33:04am

Here’s the clip of Fanone if you missed it. Watch the heads pop up behind him.

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:35:25am

Officer Hodges, “One of the terrorists who climbed the scaffolding threw something down on my head.” - Terrorists.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:37:44am

re: #205 darthstar

Officer Hodges, “One of the terrorists who climbed the scaffolding threw something down on my head.” - Terrorists.

Oh, but we have a specific legal definition of terrorist and Hodges should have not used that word or some people will get all bent out of shape. /disgust

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:38:00am

One of the terrorists was attacking the police with wasp spray - not a deterrent, a poison.

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Jay C  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:38:42am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, in Ostrava….

Photogallery of the suspect: moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

The missing croc is a Dwarf West African Crocodile, the smallest species. The owner says he’s a shy fella, a little over three feet (one meter) long and his name is Mireček.

Ought to be easy to find, then: is he trained to respond to his name??
//

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:38:56am

re: #206 Belafon

Oh, but we have a specific legal definition of terrorist and Hodges should have not used that word or some people will get all bent out of shape. /disgust

He’s used it a dozen times now. They’re not domestic terrorists…they’re just terrorists. He’s right to use that word.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:39:28am

The testimony falls in line with what I’ve heard from my Conservative brother in the past. They were so sure that the cops could be talked into joining their attempted coup.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:43:18am

re: #208 Jay C

Ought to be easy to find, then: is he trained to respond to his name??
//

Heh. I would think he’s probably looking for some body of water. There’s no natural ponds or anything in that part of Ostrava, but it is a heavily residential area, and there’s quite a few households there with a swimming pool in the backyard.

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:45:19am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:45:31am

re: #144 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Simone Biles is out of the Olympic finals due to apparent difficulties

Simone Biles out of Olympic gymnastics team competition in Tokyo (Yahoo! Sports, one hour ago)

And sick fucks at Newsmax are cheering that she lost her chance at gold.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:45:52am

re: #192 Belafon

SpaceX’s track record alone should put Blue Origin out of consideration for any kind of government work.

Better yet- Musk vs. Bezos in a cage match, best 2 out of 3 falls…..

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:47:31am

re: #194 lawhawk

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ditto
we are continuing masks, distancing, hand washing / sanitizing
limited outings
small groups, and knowing the company we keep

i’ve got mrsdm and her respiratory issues plus danger mom is 92.
and personally, i dont even want to be an unknowing vector

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Charmingly Persistent  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:48:59am

re: #158 mmmirele

As a woman who more or less made the deliberate choice not to marry or have children (thank you law school, thank you major depressive disorder, thank you autism spectrum, thank you asexuality), this kind of crap annoys the fucking living daylights out of me.

As a woman who lives in the suburbs, is married, and has kids and a dog it annoys the fucking living daylights out of me too!

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:49:21am

re: #212 darthstar

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:50:39am

re: #206 Belafon

Oh, but we have a specific legal definition of terrorist and Hodges should have not used that word or some people will get all bent out of shape. /disgust

that only applies if it was a clip or a magazine that was thrown //

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:51:03am

re: #207 darthstar

One of the terrorists was attacking the police with wasp spray - not a deterrent, a poison.

which ‘tourists’ always carry when sight seeing washington dc

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:53:14am

re: #219 Dangerman

which ‘tourists’ always carry when sight seeing washington dc

You do have to worry about W.A.S.P.s.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 7:59:14am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Even now he’s still lying to hedge his previous position on vaccines.

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Bullshyte.

He has changed his tune;

Let’s hope he continues to promote the vaccine and publicly acknowledges his past mistakes. He may be more effective at persuading his brainwashed followers than all the scientists with their facts.

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:00:00am

Good lord… Just done firing off responses to someone who shared a tweet from a supposed “Swedish Grandma”…

o A grammatical/terminlogical error no Swede would make even drunk.
o Use of an abbreviation for local clinics that mostly people in the field use, and then predominately in written communication.
o Assumption that local clinics are open on weekends (only a few, “on call” ones are).
o Assumption that testing is done at special centers. They aren’t, swabs are taken at the care unit the patient is in, and processed at the usual central test processing centers or locally.
o Inflammatory question “Who has decided that we are to stop testing for Corona?”, which evokes the mental image of people at the top not knowing shit.

Like, even if we disregard the cringeworthy terminological and grammatical errors, the tweet (and others in the timeline) read like picture someone would get from hostile propaganda about Sweden, with no knowledge of the actual laws or situation on the ground here whatsoever.

Back in February 2020, SARS-CoV-2 was declared a pathogen dangerous to society (“samhällsfarlig smitta”), meaning that not testing on reasonable suspicion is a crime punishable with up to 2 years imprisonment, and with possible criminal liability if you decide not to test someone who later turns out to be infected. The declaration of SARS-CoV-2 as a pathogen dangerous to society is still in effect.

We also have the case of the “entrepeneurs” that decided to take swabs but not test them, and give patients negative test result, which is still under unraveling / preliminary investigation. Some 100,000 people. The bar to get tested is very low in order to be able to catch those that got a false negative.

Not to mention that the delta variant being in circulation means that the bar to testing for CoViD is lowered for that reason to. I have friends who have gotten tested several times because health staff didn’t want to risk mistaking CoViD for hay fever…

*sits down and attempts to stop breathing fire*

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ericblair  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:07:10am

re: #84 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

I doubt that. China’s response to the pandemic has been pretty draconian — if you test positive, they move you into their newly built “quarantine palaces,” and there you stay, alone, tested twice a day until your test is negative. I don’t know exactly what kind of contact tracing they do, but I expect it’s just as thorough.

Taiwan News
“Although the official number of hospitalized cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Hubei stand at 50,340 and 4,512, a study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted. In addition, reports from crematoriums in the provincial capital of Wuhan running at full capacity for many weeks as well as urn sales indicated that as many as 46,800 had died by late March of last year.

“On Wednesday, RFA published government figures released by the Hubei Civil Affairs Department showing that 150,000 names had vanished from the list of pension recipients over the first three months of 2020, when the outbreak in Wuhan was at its peak. These subsidies are paid to elderly residents in Hubei over the age of 80 who are in need of financial assistance.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:07:28am

re: #158 mmmirele

…This asshat, JD Vance, doesn’t have a clue as to what I can do because I am unmarried and childless. I am actually able to assist my unmarried, childless brother in caring for our elderly mom. I’m in a better position to swap out with my coworkers who have children and want to go to their kids’ events.

I frankly want to strangle JD Vance, but this is the deal—this is the same thing so many Evangelicals believe as well. If you don’t marry, if you don’t have kids, you’re not a Real Adult. On top of that, there’s a whole belief especially put on women that we failed as women because we didn’t marry and pop out children, which is our only role in this world. FUCK THAT NOISE.

JD Vance is a horrible person. I can’t decide who I hate the worst of the GOP Senatorial candidates, him or Josh Mandel….

I don’t think JD Vance was saying that the childless (like you and me) should lose their franchise but rather that people with children should get one additional vote per child. The Washington Post has a column suggesting this approach may not work out the way he expects. OTOH Vance is a liar and doesn’t believe this — he’s just trying to win a primary against others who are equally dishonest — and believes the best liar wins.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:09:53am

re: #177 Dangerman

There is no mechanism to remove him now.
Perjury? You’d need 17 R senators.
And then allow Biden to install a D leaning replacement? Never.

And he’d never resign in shame (as if)

they gamed it and won. He’s in for life

Kavanaugh may not have shame but, unlike the President, there is no DOJ rule that says he cannot face the legal system while in office. If the evidence is sufficiently compelling, he may decide to resign rather than be a defendant in a court of law.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:15:04am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:15:56am

When the House select committee exploring the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol begins its investigation Tuesday, it will have to do more than just gather and synthesize information about the insurrection. It will also have to fight every day to defend the investigation itself, against a party determined to discredit it, to spread disinformation and to prevent any real accounting…

… What Republicans really don’t want to see illuminated is not just what happened that awful day, but the forces that produced it — the same forces that still threaten the stability of our democracy.

That’s because they see those forces — the anger and hatred, the rejection of the American system of resolving differences, the celebration of violence as a means of achieving political ends, the way social media has become such a potent instrument to spread and organize extremism — not as problems to be solved but as resources for achieving their own political goals…

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:17:05am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:18:11am

re: #223 ericblair

Taiwan News
“Although the official number of hospitalized cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Hubei stand at 50,340 and 4,512, a study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted. In addition, reports from crematoriums in the provincial capital of Wuhan running at full capacity for many weeks as well as urn sales indicated that as many as 46,800 had died by late March of last year.

“On Wednesday, RFA published government figures released by the Hubei Civil Affairs Department showing that 150,000 names had vanished from the list of pension recipients over the first three months of 2020, when the outbreak in Wuhan was at its peak. These subsidies are paid to elderly residents in Hubei over the age of 80 who are in need of financial assistance.”

We know about last year. At the epicenter of the pandemic when it first hit. We were talking about what is happening (or not happening) now.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:21:29am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t think JD Vance was saying that the childless (like you and me) should lose their franchise but rather that people with children should get one additional vote per child. The Washington Post has a column suggesting this approach may not work out the way he expects. OTOH Vance is a liar and doesn’t believe this — he’s just trying to win a primary against others who are equally dishonest — and believes the best liar wins.

idiotic on so many levels

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:23:29am

re: #228 Teukka

I would pay him $100 if he asks if the people who spout that Blue Lives matter still believe they do.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:26:33am

We know what Slumlord Sean and Fucker Carlson will do tonight.

They will trash all 4 of these good men while moaning how those poor innocent tourists are locked up.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:29:49am

re: #226 Belafon

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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:30:21am

Sellout’: Ron DeSantis faces backlash from anti-vax extremists as Florida becomes COVID-19 ‘hotspot’

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving asshole.

DeSantis, according to Dixon, is now “facing a backlash from the anti-vaccination wing of his political base.” Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, for example, criticized DeSantis during an appearance on the talk show “The Right Side with Doug Billings” — saying, “Don’t let political correctness get in the way of health choices.” And right-wing radio host Stew Peters called DeSantis a “sellout.”

But at the same time, some Florida-based health experts believe that with the Delta variant raging in the Sunshine State, the last thing DeSantis should be doing is criticizing expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci in order to score cheap political points in MAGA World.

alternet.org

Oh c’mon Comrade DeSADIST is not going to deviate from what Big Brother Trump decrees!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:32:19am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t think JD Vance was saying that the childless (like you and me) should lose their franchise but rather that people with children should get one additional vote per child. The Washington Post has a column suggesting this approach may not work out the way he expects. OTOH Vance is a liar and doesn’t believe this — he’s just trying to win a primary against others who are equally dishonest — and believes the best liar wins.

Previous Republican primaries strongly suggest that that belief is justified. We have a tribe of 70 million people who insist on being lied to by grifters.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:34:37am

Western good morning!

I want to make some pithy comparison to the Capitol police, but I can’t find the words.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:35:19am

Does anyone have a hospital admin connection? FB suddenly has copies of policy guides claiming hospitals stopped testing the vaccinated. Leading to an alleged wild exaggeration of un vacced COVID patients. Google has not been helpful. Would love to find evidence to push back.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:36:06am

re: #236 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Western good morning!

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I want to make some pithy comparison to the Capitol police, but I can’t find the words.

The GOP are lying kings.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:39:47am

re: #237 Rightwingconspirator

Does anyone have a hospital admin connection? FB suddenly has copies of policy guides claiming hospitals stopped testing the vaccinated. Leading to an alleged wild exaggeration of un vacced COVID patients. Google has not been helpful. Would love to find evidence to push back.

Gonna prove a negative, huh? The question then, is how do they know that some of those in ICU have had the vaccine? If a person walks in with the symptoms of Covid, are they just putting them in ICU without testing for the virus? How would they know then, if the person is unvaccinated and positive?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:40:02am
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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:42:40am

re: #240 JOE 🥓

Formally signifying that the Republican Party is defining itself as the pro-insurrection party.

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danarchy  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:44:27am

re: #237 Rightwingconspirator

Does anyone have a hospital admin connection? FB suddenly has copies of policy guides claiming hospitals stopped testing the vaccinated. Leading to an alleged wild exaggeration of un vacced COVID patients. Google has not been helpful. Would love to find evidence to push back.

I believe most hospitals have stopped pre-admission testing if you can show proof of vaccination and are not exhibiting symptoms. If you are symptomatic you must be tested regardless of vaccination status.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:45:06am

Am listening a little to the testimony. Cheney and Kinzinger are a breath of fresh air and, if we are lucky, they will reflect the future face of the Republican party, even though their policies are total anathema to me. Jordan and Banks would have turned this into a circus with their unfounded accusations. I would not trust anyone beholden to McCarthy even those who voted to confirm Biden delegates to do a serious job of supporting this inquiry.

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Belafon  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:45:40am

re: #242 danarchy

I believe most hospitals have stopped pre-admission testing if you can show proof of vaccination and are not exhibiting systems. If you are symptomatic you must be tested regardless of vaccination status.

“So, if you get vaccinated, you too can help Trump reach his goal of no more people getting tested.”

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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:48:11am

re: #237 Rightwingconspirator

Does anyone have a hospital admin connection? FB suddenly has copies of policy guides claiming hospitals stopped testing the vaccinated. Leading to an alleged wild exaggeration of un vacced COVID patients. Google has not been helpful. Would love to find evidence to push back.

I just saw a tweet that claimed just that about Sweden (cf. #222). Seems to be a co-ordinated effort to claim that testing for CoViD has ceased when it really hasn’t.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:48:21am

re: #225 Hecuba’s daughter

Kavanaugh may not have shame but, unlike the President, there is no DOJ rule that says he cannot face the legal system while in office. If the evidence is sufficiently compelling, he may decide to resign rather than be a defendant in a court of law.

proving any of this very old stuff would be…problematic
building a compelling case primarily on the problematic?

and then you need a doj/ag willing to go after a scotus judge.
garland doesnt seem like the type

it’s a good dream. one i’ve had. i think it stays in dreamland.

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Dangerman  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:50:19am

re: #226 Belafon

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aside from the obvious absurdity,

this is also interesting because she’s ‘only’ speaker of the house
you know the house doing the investigation
because the senate wouldnt

she doesnt run the entire congress or the whole building

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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:52:09am

re: #247 Dangerman

Gee, I didn’t know Nancy was Commander In Chief. Did she clear the streets when Trump did his little shtick with the Bi-Bull held upside down?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:53:24am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:59:40am

re: #246 Dangerman

proving any of this very old stuff would be…problematic
building a compelling case primarily on the problematic?

and then you need a doj/ag willing to go after a scotus judge.
garland doesnt seem like the type

it’s a good dream. one i’ve had. i think it stays in dreamland.

The financial issues are not that old. There remain questions related to debts in 2017. Going after sexual misconduct from 25+ years ago can be difficult but debts from 4 years ago should be a simpler process. Did Kavanaugh report any payments he received on his tax returns?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:10:04am

re: #240 JOE 🥓

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:42:13am

re: #245 Teukka

I just saw a tweet that claimed just that about Sweden (cf. #222). Seems to be a co-ordinated effort to claim that testing for CoViD has ceased when it really hasn’t.

Well. They’ve been dating testing can’t tell the difference between the flu and COVID, so….


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