Jackson Browne, Live From Home: “My Cleveland Heart”

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Jackson Browne performs “My Cleveland Heart” live from home with Val McCallum and Kevin Smith

From the album Downhill From Everywhere lnk.to

Filmed, recorded, and mixed by Kevin Smith

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LYRICS:

My Cleveland Heart I’m going to make a few changes right away
The way I leap and the way I fall
The way I need somebody else’s eyes to see me
The way I need anyone at all
But I expect the real changes to start
When I finally get my Cleveland Heart
They’re made to take a bashin’
And never lose their passion

They never break
They don’t even beat
And they don’t ache
They just plug in and shine
Don’t make mistakes
And they don’t know defeat
Like my heart makes
Like this broken heart of mine

I’ve been walkin’ that broken line between
The way life is and the way it seems
I’ve been stranded on that endless straightaway
Between the truth and my wildest dreams
But I will no longer need to tell them apart
When I’ve finally got my Cleveland Heart
They just keep on hopin’
And stay so big and open

They never break
They don’t even beat
And they don’t ache
They just plug in and shine
Don’t make mistakes
And they don’t know defeat
Like my heart makes
Like this broken heart of mine

Written by Val McCallum and Jackson Browne
(Browncouchsongs, BMI / Swallow Turn Music, ASCAP)

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266 comments
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:24:50pm
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sagehen  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:26:18pm

With raisins in your potato salad.

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jaunte  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:40:06pm
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plansbandc  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:41:28pm

I just called someone famous a scumbag on twitter. Probably gonna get a timeout. Oh well. The guy’s a scumbag.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:42:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:43:02pm
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jaunte  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:43:28pm

re: #4 plansbandc

They’ll have to give a timeout to half of twitter.
twitter.com

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William Lewis  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:46:09pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:50:39pm
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Teukka  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:53:32pm

Watching a leftie stream about the first day of the January 6th commission. Haven’t had an opportunity to watch. I’m not even American, but I’m in a fucking rage right now…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:57:59pm
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austin_blue  Jul 27, 2021 • 8:59:00pm

The three women who competed when Simone Biles couldn’t are heroines. Simone Biles is also a heroine for taking care of herself.

We had a gymnast in Pflugerville a few years ago who quaded herself on the balance beam.

On the vault before she pulled out of the competition, you can see Simone *in the middle of the vault* realize she didn’t throw in a third twist just before the landing.

I’m liking the coverage by NBC. It’s very supportive and positive.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:04:10pm

DoorDasher explains how tipping can impact delivery time in viral TikTok, viewers had no idea (Daily Dot)

If your DoorDash orders haven’t been delivered fast enough, maybe it’s because you haven’t tipped enough.

In a controversy-sparking TikTok, Jay, or @jaylenheree on the platform, said a customer cussed him out because her food was delivered two to three hours late—after she tipped $5 on the $300 order. The video received almost 620,000 views on TikTok and a whole slew of comments.

(more)

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KingKenrod  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:06:01pm

McCartney 3 2 1 on Hulu is fantastic. No fluff, just Paul talking about his experiences, songs, recordings, songwriting, techniques…exactly what I was hoping it would be.

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gwangung  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:10:17pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

DoorDasher explains how tipping can impact delivery time in viral TikTok, viewers had no idea (Daily Dot)

If your DoorDash orders haven’t been delivered fast enough, maybe it’s because you haven’t tipped enough.

(more)

$5 tip on a $300 order got precisely the level of service it deserved.

What an asshole that customer was.

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:31:07pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

DoorDasher explains how tipping can impact delivery time in viral TikTok, viewers had no idea (Daily Dot)

If your DoorDash orders haven’t been delivered fast enough, maybe it’s because you haven’t tipped enough.

(more)

That is the sort of customer who then goes on social media and moans about how employees don’t show the same sort of “courtesy” they used to “back in the day.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:32:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:36:04pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:39:28pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:41:58pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know my buttons get pushed whenever I see someone declare something is “free”.

Insulin is not free in Norway. It is paid for out of taxes, so the citizens do pay, just not at the counter.

Now, the reason the stuff costs so much in the US is because the sellers know that America believes profitability is next to godliness.

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danarchy  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:44:08pm

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You know my buttons get pushed whenever I see someone declare something is “free”.

Insulin is not free in Norway. It is paid for out of taxes, so the citizens do pay, just not at the counter.

Now, the reason the stuff costs so much in the US is because the sellers know that America believes profitability is next to godliness.

also I have to wonder if those prices are comparing apples to apples. You can get the walmart novalog knock off pen for like $80

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:44:24pm
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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:50:16pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:50:43pm

Speaking of the Olympics, can I just take a sec to remark how much nicer it is to follow them without the WH Twitter account belching out insults and name-calling about athletes that are not “winners”?

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darthstar  Jul 27, 2021 • 9:52:09pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Yeah, but the surfing is over. Now I have to pay for the surf channel to get my fix.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:00:33pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:09:09pm

re: #12 austin_blue

Simone Biles is not displaying the kind of courage that right wingers appreciate within their in-group, like

inherit enough money to succeed effortlessly at business

and

make a career shit talking other people constantly on a closed set

and

use overwhelming force against a far weaker subject

and

survive criticism

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:10:30pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:33:20pm

Huge “dead zone” forming off the coast of Oregon, Washington

A marine ecologist at Oregon State University has been tracking oxygen levels in the ocean and predicted a huge dead zone off the coast of Oregon and Washington this year. So far, the reality has been worse than they predicted.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:36:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:37:56pm

Aurora police officer beat man 13 times with pistol, choked him during arrest, body camera footage shows | The Colorado Sun

An Aurora police officer beat an unarmed man with a pistol 13 times, choked him and threatened to kill him while responding to a trespassing call in Aurora last week, body camera footage released Tuesday shows.

Days after the violent arrest, the Aurora Police Department announced that the officer, John Haubert, faces allegations of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault and menacing, which are felonies, as well as charges of official oppression and first-degree official misconduct, which are misdemeanors.

A warrant was issued for Haubert’s arrest and he was taken into custody.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:43:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:50:21pm

It would appear LGF alumnus Gus has turned his Twitter account to private.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:51:42pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 10:58:21pm

re: #27 The Ghost of a Flea

Simone Biles is not displaying the kind of courage that right wingers appreciate within their in-group, like

inherit enough money to succeed effortlessly at business

and

make a career shit talking other people constantly on a closed set

and

use overwhelming force against a far weaker subject

and

survive criticism

It’s a simpler explanation: Millions of our fellow Americans feel that if you’re not willing to permanently cripple yourself for fleeting glory, then you’re “weak” and an indictment of an entire generation:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:05:02pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:09:43pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Targetpractice  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:12:23pm

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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We live in a “perpetual pandemic state” because every time we begin to see a downward trend in infections/deaths, the assholes railing against masks declare it’s time to return to the same “normal” that sees tens of thousands of flu deaths annually.

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teleskiguy  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:12:26pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

Several edits made. Should be good now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:17:20pm

The tweet is also available at Web Archive. It would appear Chuck here is getting nervous. Deleting incriminating statements probably won’t help him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:21:53pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:47:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:49:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 27, 2021 • 11:53:33pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:02:30am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Somebody needs to get this country whipped into shape.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:06:24am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:08:10am

Florida would be up there if they had reported today.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:09:03am

re: #42 Dread Pirate Ron

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Gee, imagine if they hadn’t thrown a tantrum when given all their demands months ago, agreed to a committee where the GQP had equal representation, and could actually offer rebuttal questions or call their own witnesses.

You know, instead of standing on the outside and lamely whining that they weren’t being allowed in the building to cause a ruckus from the cheap seats.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:12:46am

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Somebody needs to get this country whipped into shape.

At least her client in the photo is wearing a mask.

Several doms and dominas have noted that if you are unwilling to get a vaccination to protect your dom or domina, then you don’t respect them and aren’t properly subservient.

I don’t make the rules about this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:29:00am

re: #47 Dread Pirate Ron

Notice Nebraska now shows N/A as data is no longer public for our state (at least from the state government).

Locally, PPHD stopped reporting the weekly positivity rate on July 18. Perhaps they’re just slow, we’ll see. It was last at 19.2%, but tests are halted by the state unless ordered by a doctor or you find a lab and pay for it yourself (no more statewide testing, makes Pete Ricketts’s numbers look bad).

Highest case rate by county: Cheyenne (population 9,310, seat Sidney, world headquarters of Cabela’s): 172.6/100,000 over the last two weeks, vaccination rate 30%.

Highest county vaccination rate: Banner (population 730, seat Harrisonburg): vaccination rate 37%, case rate 0 over the last two weeks.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:30:43am

re: #48 Targetpractice

Gee, imagine if they hadn’t thrown a tantrum when given all their demands months ago, agreed to a committee where the GQP had equal representation, and could actually offer rebuttal questions or call their own witnesses.

You know, instead of standing on the outside and lamely whining that they weren’t being allowed in the building to cause a ruckus from the cheap seats.

Yeah, what a shit show that would have been. Maybe there is a god, after all…

(Bedtime. Stay cool, everyone.)

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teleskiguy  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:33:02am

12.4% of my county has been infected by covid.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:33:49am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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It’s become apparent in the past decade that they scream “BLUE LIVES MATTER!!!” only because “WHITE POWER!!!” is a little too on the nose.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:38:53am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:44:57am

re: #52 teleskiguy

12.4% of my county has been infected by covid.

Very roughly 5% of my county has. We have far fewer people though.

My town remains at two cases resulting in two deaths early on in the epidemic.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:50:07am

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

My pinned tweet, from 15 months ago:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:52:12am

This should offend some people out there:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:52:52am

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

Lots of people in there with “don’t amplify his message” on the idea that trolls go away if you ignore them, and ignoring information an opponent puts out to his supporters is just good intelligence strategy.

As much as I despise the guy, his messages should be amplified on every platform as far as I’m concerned, and make the GOP own or deny every last one.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 28, 2021 • 12:53:46am
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:00:03am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lots of people in there with “don’t amplify his message” on the idea that trolls go away if you ignore them, and ignoring information an opponent puts out to his supporters is just good intelligence strategy.

As much as I despise the guy, his messages should be amplified on every platform as far as I’m concerned, and make the GOP own or deny every last one.

We can ignore him when he’s in prison for the rest of his life or passed away. Not a minute before.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:00:18am

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

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“Why do Democrats distrust the science?”

The science: Nearly all new hospital admissions in the past 2 months have been unvaccinated patients, 80%+ of new COVID cases are the Delta variant, doctors are beginning to see more and more cases of breakthrough in vaccinated persons, the Delta variant is not just leading to more cases of children getting sick but children showing more severe symptoms, the highest incidences of new cases are appearing in areas with vaccination rates 50% or lower, and tests have shown that the Delta variant can not only be passed on by vaccinated persons but that all carriers shed virus particles in excess of the earlier variants.

Only “science” these nimrods hear: Not everybody who catches the bug gets sick, not everybody who gets sick dies, so all we’re really doing is debating how many people dying in a single year is “acceptable losses” in the name of capitalism.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:01:06am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There is nuance between amplify and promote his message.

The first makes more people aware of it. The second praises it. Mr. Corn is doing the first.

“Those Enigma intercepts from the Nazis? Don’t distribute them; we don’t want to amplify their message.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:04:59am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

DoorDasher explains how tipping can impact delivery time in viral TikTok, viewers had no idea (Daily Dot)

If your DoorDash orders haven’t been delivered fast enough, maybe it’s because you haven’t tipped enough.

Need I mention that in Germany, a 15% “service charge” is built in to each order and tipping consists of just rounding up if you are particularly pleased with the service?

And that restaurant employees have benefits and paid vacation days?

My god, what a socialist hellhole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:07:37am

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

The question of the day:

CNN’s Jake Tapper: Why aren’t national police unions ‘speaking out on behalf’ of Capitol cops?

And the answer tells you everything you need to know.

Tactically, this is quite the move, now it seems that “support the police” also means “support the insurgents” to the ears of the Fox audience.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:12:51am

re: #48 Targetpractice

Gee, imagine if they hadn’t thrown a tantrum when given all their demands months ago, agreed to a committee where the GQP had equal representation, and could actually offer rebuttal questions or call their own witnesses.

You know, instead of standing on the outside and lamely whining that they weren’t being allowed in the building to cause a ruckus from the cheap seats.

Because the testimony would have been pretty much the same, this way they can dismiss the findings as a partisan political witch hunt

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:13:20am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tactically, this is quite the move, now it seems that “support the police” also means “support the insurgents” to the ears of the Fox audience.

What has become obvious, between the visual and audio evidence of that day, as well as the bitter remarks in the weeks since, is that the MAGAts genuinely thought that all their “revolution” fantasies would come true that day and when they reached Capital Hill the cops would join them in sacking the building. And the reality that the cops not only refused to join them, but in fact tried to stop them and protect the lives of the people they were sworn to protect, has been rejected in favor of this fantasy where the cops are all really in on the grand conspiracy to discredit them and their effort to restore their God-Emperor to the throne.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:20:18am

Speaking of insulin upthread, Shkreli’s Wu Tang Clan album just went up on the block:

Wu-Tang Clan album bought by Martin Shkreli sold by US government

Martin Shkreli, who became notorious for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, bought Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2m (£1.4m) in 2015.

Shkreli handed it over to US prosecutors in 2018 after being convicted of defrauding investors.

Its sale means the former drug firm executive had now fully paid off a $7.4m forfeiture deal, acting US Attorney Jacquelin Kasulis said in a statement.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:24:23am

Wyoming’s cases are sharply rising just as Cheyenne is putting on its annual Frontier Days (the state’s largest festival, carnival, agricultural show, rodeo, and outdoor concert series) right now. That draws people from every state (particularly for the competitions), but especially from Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota.

Regionally, our rates should be rising sharply just in time for folks going through to Sturgis.

Frontier Days was cancelled last year due to the pandemic; this year Cheyenne said YOLO.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:34:48am

Good thing I don’t believe any of that.

Hey, Mr. Payne, the New Testament explicitly says that one is punished solely for unbelief.

If you have to lie about what you believe to promote it, I would say that
a) what you believe isn’t worth considering
b) your faith is shaky if you can’t promote it by telling the truth.

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teleskiguy  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:39:25am

Something for night owl LGF.

This guy prank calls right wing radio hosts, quite effectively. Here he is in character as Butch, a dim conservative up in Genesee, ID (or Greensboro, NC, sometimes) who loves talk radio.

SuperCut Series: Butch

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:39:55am

re: #66 Targetpractice

What has become obvious, between the visual and audio evidence of that day, as well as the bitter remarks in the weeks since, is that the MAGAts genuinely thought that all their “revolution” fantasies would come true that day and when they reached Capital Hill the cops would join them in sacking the building. And the reality that the cops not only refused to join them, but in fact tried to stop them and protect the lives of the people they were sworn to protect, has been rejected in favor of this fantasy where the cops are all really in on the grand conspiracy to discredit them and their effort to restore their God-Emperor to the throne.

Yup, and therefore in their minds the cops, and later when the National Guard came in, were traitors.

Hence all the attacks on the police and military by the unhinged media outlets.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:47:08am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yup, and therefore in their minds the cops, and later when the National Guard came in, were traitors.

Hence all the attacks on the police and military by the unhinged media outlets.

and yet they are still somehow convinced that the military will rise up on their side to overthrow the Democrat usurpers

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:51:48am

US business owner lies are leaking north over the border.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 1:58:35am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:00:02am

Canadian Spice weighs in.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:00:16am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and yet they are still somehow convinced that the military will rise up on their side to overthrow the Democrat usurpers

MAGAt orthodoxy says that the military breaks down into two groups: Enlisted soldiers who are all secretly hardcore wingnuts who yearn for a “strong” leader like Trump to lead them in a crusade to restore America’s true glory, and the officers who are all liberal pussies who get brainwashed at Annapolis and West Point to follow Marxist doctrine and enforce “woke” philosophy in a way that is destroying our beloved Armed Forces.

And that, in the “Big Boogaloo,” the soldiers would all turn on their officers when the flag goes up, either throwing in with the “patriots” or simply refusing orders to stop the “revolution” from marching on the tyrannical government. The idea that the government can be torn down and replaced at the military’s choosing doesn’t really register with them beyond deluded fantasies of a Heinlein-ian situation where citizenship and thus the vote is restricted only to people who’ve served.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:02:14am

re: #76 Targetpractice

And yet in the actual military, the officers tend to be far more conservative than the enlisted (at least that’s my experience in the US Navy).

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:04:10am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

US business owner lies are leaking north over the border.

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If ending the UE enhancement forced people to rejoin the workforce, then the red states who’ve done such would be trumpeting how they’ve “solved” the “crisis.”

Instead, the numbers so far show that in those states, numbers for job searches and applications have either plateaued or experienced a small jump. Nobody’s rushing back to shitty jobs with crap pay and no benefits, no matter how bad the alternative may be.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:04:11am

This poor dog.

Yorkie who protected owner from coyote attack in Toronto is on a rocky road to recovery (Toronto Blog)

The courageous Yorkie mix who has made headlines around the world after saving her 10-year-old owner from a coyote attack in Scarborough last week is staying strong throughout what is proving to be a lengthy and difficult recovery.

The tiny six-year-old rescue pup was caught on security cam footage fending off the wild canine, which has been regularly hassling residents of a quiet neighbourhood near St. Clair Ave. E and Warden Ave. in recent days.

After her valiant efforts fighting an animal many times her size, little Macy suffered extensive injuries to her torso and extremities, necessitating surgery and ongoing care at an emergency vet clinic that was expected to potentially cost her owners upwards of $6,000.

A GoFundMe for the cause has now raised more than $35,000 and counting, and Dorothy Kwan — the mother of the youngster who was walking Macy at the time of the incident — has been providing tons of updates for the thousands of people who are now invested in Macy’s story.

(more, with photographs of her recovery in hospital)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:06:51am

re: #78 Targetpractice

If ending the UE enhancement forced people to rejoin the workforce, then the red states who’ve done such would be trumpeting how they’ve “solved” the “crisis.”

Instead, the numbers so far show that in those states, numbers for job searches and applications have either plateaued or experienced a small jump. Nobody’s rushing back to shitty jobs with crap pay and no benefits, no matter how bad the alternative may be.

My state already had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, and has for a long time.

The cruelty was the point.

(3:07)

Kill the Poor

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:11:06am

re: #76 Targetpractice

The idea that the government can be torn down and replaced at the military’s choosing doesn’t really register with them beyond deluded fantasies of a Heinlein-ian situation where citizenship and thus the vote is restricted only to people who’ve served.

You are referring to Starship Troopers, a very misunderstood work.

Heinlein is describing a possible future of humanity after WW3 (“The War of the Chinese Hegemony”), which ended with both sides simply being unable to continue: public order collapsed, soldiers and POW’s were left stranded wherever they were.

The soldiers did not seize power in any coup, they were simply the only organized bodies that were in a position to maintain any sort of order.

That led to the notion that only those who voluntarily offer to risk their lives & health for the greater good would be allowed to exercise full Federation citizenship, as the concept of nation-states also pretty much ended as well.

An interesting exercise in thought, but again, just speculative future-history fiction.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:14:30am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And yet in the actual military, the officers tend to be far more conservative than the enlisted (at least that’s my experience in the US Navy).

Remember we’re talking about people with a binary thinking process, so they see any officer who is not prepared to blow up his career to support their fascist fantasies as a “traitor.” The only officers they approve are ones every bit as sociopathic as they are, who treat warfare as little more than a game where the guy who kills the most people (even civilians) is the “winner.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:18:37am

(6:08, David Pakman goes after Trump’s new spokesmodel, who was on FOX News Channel promoting the Arizona Fraudit.)

Trump’s New Spokeswoman Sets Record for Delusional

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:19:23am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are referring to Starship Troopers, a very misunderstood work.

Heinlein is describing a possible future of humanity after WW3 (“The War of the Chinese Hegemony”), which ended with both sides simply being unable to continue: public order collapsed, soldiers and POW’s were left stranded wherever they were.

The soldiers did not seize power in any coup, they were simply the only organized bodies that were in a position to maintain any sort of order.

That led to the notion that only those who voluntarily offer to risk their lives & health for the greater good would be allowed to exercise full Federation citizenship, as the concept of nation-states also pretty much ended as well.

An interesting exercise in thought, but again, just speculative future-history fiction.

Right, but most of these nimrods have never even read the book, much less be capable of understanding Heinlein’s thinking process or able to grasp the concepts he was proposing. Or else they’d realize that most of the people that they disparage for having jobs in the federal government, the working people who they portray as faceless drones in an unfeeling machine, are the sort of people that would have earned their citizenship in the government Heinlein proposed. You could become a citizen simply by taking a job as a janitor for five years because doing so meant you were willing to sacrifice for the greater good. These selfish pricks who think that they’re owed an easy life on the government dime would never make it in such a system.

Hence why they all watched Paul Verhoeven’s adaptation of the book, totally missed that it was biting satire of the very sort of system that they do want, and ultimately think it was a serious proposal that they’d totally get behind.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:26:18am

Popular Christian progressive YouTuber God is Grey (who is despised by professional apologists, right wing Christians in general, but supported by progressive Christians and atheists), decided to come out and openly admit she had an abortion.

Stand by for incoming fire from the True Christians (tm).

(28:24)

Youtube Video

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:28:29am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fixed. Put up the wrong video.

She talks about abuse, harassment, rejection, slut-shaming, &c.

Despite all the mistreatment by Christians she knew, she maintained her religious faith.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:32:56am

re: #84 Targetpractice

Hence why they all watched Paul Verhoeven’s adaptation of the book, totally missed that it was biting satire of the very sort of system that they do want, and ultimately think it was a serious proposal that they’d totally get behind.

Paul Verhoeven never even read the book, just like David Lynch never read Dune, that is why these adaptations are interesting on their own, but have little to do with the novels.

From what I read, Verhoeven started out doing an entirely different sci-fi project about fighting giant space bugs, which prompted the producers to seek out the rights to Starship Troopers.

Verhoeven started says he reading the book but gave up as he found it “too depressing”.

And as I recall, you have to get about 2/3 of the way through it before they start to explain how the system of Service for Citizenship came about.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:34:07am

I’m off to bed. My wife and I are off to Scottsbluff later in the day.

I’ll catch y’all later.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:34:33am

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(6:08, David Pakman goes after Trump’s new spokesmodel, who was on FOX News Channel promoting the Arizona Fraudit.)

The whole point of this audit was so they would have a basis for going on Fox to make such claims.

She did not mention the bamboo, just hinted at it with the reference to “thin paper”…

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:42:55am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Paul Verhoeven never even read the book, just like David Lynch never read Dune, that is why these adaptations are interesting on their own, but have little to do with the novels.

From what I read, Verhoeven started out doing an entirely different sci-fi project about fighting giant space bugs, which prompted the producers to seek out the rights to Starship Troopers.

Verhoeven started reading the book but gave up as he found it “too depressing”.

And as I recall, you have to get about 2/3 of the way through it before they start to explain how the system of Service for Citizenship came about.

My understanding is that the movie was really more a passion project of the script writer who was a fan of the novel, and that Verhoeven gave up after a couple chapters and just had the writer (who’d worked with him on Robocop) explain the broad strokes of the book to him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:45:48am

re: #90 Targetpractice

My understanding is that the movie was really more a passion project of the script writer who was a fan of the novel, and that Verhoeven gave up after a couple chapters and just had the writer (who’d worked with him on Robocop) explain the broad strokes of the book to him.

They left out the powered exosuits.

Those were the basis of how the Mobile Infantry fought, using only a handful of troopers to occupy an entire planet, not swarming off of transports like marines as they did in the Verhoeven version…

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Nojay UK  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:48:53am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They left out the powered exosuits.

The anime version of Starship Troopers (made in the 1980s, I think) had powered armour, the Scout, Infantry and Command versions too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 2:55:39am

re: #92 Nojay UK

The anime version of Starship Troopers (made in the 1980s, I think) had powered armour, the Scout, Infantry and Command versions too.

I saw parts of that.

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Targetpractice  Jul 28, 2021 • 3:03:13am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They left out the powered exosuits.

Those were the basis of how the Mobile Infantry fought, using only a handful of troopers to occupy an entire planet, not swarming off of transports like marines as they did in the Verhoeven version…

Powered armor did show up in the sequel films, as well as the CGI cartoon series and later anime films.

But I imagine when you’re Verhoeven, your satirical film would sort of lose the point if you showed this “perfect” fascist world where all the Aryan supermen possess the technology to not only regularly blast planets with nukes, but then send down squads of power armored soldiers to mop up anything that wasn’t vaporized in the orbital bombardment. It would be a bit like a Robocop where Dick Jones was the hero because his ideas for selling defective products and then billing the customers for decades of maintenance and upgrades would make OCP billions in profits.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 3:11:23am

re: #94 Targetpractice

Again, Starship Troopers seems like an manifesto in favor of a military dictatorship on a superficial level, but there is a bit more to it than that. The military state did not come about as the result of a coup but because world governments collapsed as result of an exhausting war.

And in the end, It is a discussion of the Franchise: who is empowered to have a vote or hold office?

That used to be accorded to only a handful of Noblemen (In the Holy Roman Empire there were seven Duke-Electors who chose the next Kaiser), in the original English Parliament it was the Noblemen, then it was expanded to male landholders, etc.

The notion was that it should only be extended to those with some skin in the game, people who had demonstrated some degree of loyalty and service to the regime.

I do not agree with the principle of Service for Citizenship, but on the other hand, it would have prevented entitled twits like Dubya and Trump from holding public office…

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 3:54:11am

re: #47 Dread Pirate Ron

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Florida would be up there if they had reported today.

so no actual cases then?

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:36:20am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They left out the powered exosuits.

They also left out the terrorist attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure.

:)

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:38:17am

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not agree with the principle of service for citizenship, but on the other hand, it would have prevented entitled twits like Dubya

Uh, Dubya served — he would have had no problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:43:24am

re: #97 John Hughes

They also left out the terrorist attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure.

:)

yes, they left out the whole story line of “the Skinnies”, a race that was being a bit too friendly with the Bugs and had to be “tetched up” a bit to get them to change their attitude and reconsider their alliance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:44:29am

re: #98 John Hughes

Uh, Dubya served — he would have had no problem.

The motto of the Mobile Infantry was “everybody fights”…they would not have allowed bullshit posts like the Air National Guard especially a no-show like GWB…

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:51:16am

Hmm. The sky went from red, to dark, to a very interesting shade of green. This is going to be an entertaining morning, methinks.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:51:25am

Can anyone recommend (preferably from 1st-hand experience) a decent device for scanning slides and film negatives? I have mostly 35mm but a little bit of 120 as well. I don’t really need to scan prints. I’d like for it not to take up half my desk, but I would also prefer image quality over convenience.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:55:02am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But you didn’t need to be in the MI to get citizenship — service in any arm counted, the example given was counting the hairs on a caterpillar in a military lab.

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Nojay UK  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:56:23am

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Can anyone recommend (preferably from 1st-hand experience) a decent device for scanning slides and film negatives?

A bureau service, preferably local so you can walk your slide/neg collection in their door rather than shipping it and risking losing everything.

I’ve tried to scan in negatives and slides in the past with a couple of brand-name devices (HP and Nikon) and not had much success. It’s a process requiring a certain amount of skill and practice rather than a one-button perfect results deal.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 28, 2021 • 4:59:28am

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Can anyone recommend (preferably from 1st-hand experience) a decent device for scanning slides and film negatives? I have mostly 35mm but a little bit of 120 as well. I don’t really need to scan prints. I’d like for it not to take up half my desk, but I would also prefer image quality over convenience.

I purchased this to scan all of my fathers slide from the Korean war. Worked really well and efficiently. About $130 right now on Amazon.

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Nojay UK  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:06:28am

re: #103 John Hughes

But you didn’t need to be in the MI to get citizenship

Didn’t even need to be military or quasi-military work. The big thing was signing up and doing what the Federal Service decided you should do, for two years. If you didn’t like it you could quit at any time but no backsies on getting the franchise. Who made those decisions about who did what though…

“Hey, Senator Heidrich’s nephew has just put in his application for Federal Service. I pulled it out of the queue like she asked, I’ll put him forward for that Federal courtroom internship she wants for him. The kid wants to be a lawyer, it will be good for his law school application even if he goofs off and doesn’t bother to turn up.”

R always HIP.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:06:30am

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You know my buttons get pushed whenever I see someone declare something is “free”.

Insulin is not free in Norway. It is paid for out of taxes, so the citizens do pay, just not at the counter.

Now, the reason the stuff costs so much in the US is because the sellers know that America believes profitability is next to godliness.

There is a cost for insulin, even though it’s off patent. It’s not zero. There are production costs that do need to be recouped, but it isn’t $700 as in the US. It’s far closer to zero (but not zero). How insulin still manages to cost as much as that is because pharma companies have realized that reformulating and/or manipulating the delivery device can allow pricing to rise - like making it automated, using stick pins instead of syringes, etc. Again, it shouldn’t cost $700 and it should be reduced.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:14:12am

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Good luck with that. There are areas in this country where Confederate statues will never come down. Applause to those who keep speaking out though.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:14:15am

re: #107 lawhawk

And one way to force down prices is a monopsony, and only one kind of monopsony can be justified — where the monopsonist is the government.

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jeffreyw  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:25:02am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:36:51am

re: #103 John Hughes

But you didn’t need to be in the MI to get citizenship — service in any arm counted, the example given was counting the hairs on a caterpillar in a military lab.

true, but you had to show up, unlike what Dubya got away with…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:38:10am

re: #106 Nojay UK

Didn’t even need to be military or quasi-military work. The big thing was signing up and doing what the Federal Service decided you should do, for two years. If you didn’t like it you could quit at any time but no backsies on getting the franchise. Who made those decisions about who did what though…

“Hey, Senator Heidrich’s nephew has just put in his application for Federal Service. I pulled it out of the queue like she asked, I’ll put him forward for that Federal courtroom internship she wants for him. The kid wants to be a lawyer, it will be good for his law school application even if he goofs off and doesn’t bother to turn up.”

R always HIP.

that is the aspect of “service for citizenship” that I have the biggest problem with

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:38:38am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Isn’t threatening a witness, in congress or in court, a crime over there?

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:40:59am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

true, but you had to show up, unlike what Dubya got away with…

Gosh, it sure is lucky nobody ever wrote any memos complaining about his absences…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:41:30am

re: #114 John Hughes

Gosh, it sure is lucky nobody ever wrote any memos complaining about his absences…

on a PC no less…

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:43:58am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mac, no?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 5:44:39am

re: #116 John Hughes

Mac, no?

clip, magazine…

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Nojay UK  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:05:25am

re: #107 lawhawk

There is a cost for insulin, even though it’s off patent. It’s not zero.

‘Insulin’ is a range of products (porcine vs. human, for example) and a lot of people who depend on it have differing reactions and results to differing formulations. A cheap ‘generic’ insulin formulation may not provide the best result for someone whereas a 500 buck formulation might work a lot better for them. The company making the 500 buck formulation might only sell ten thousand doses a month but they still have big overheads in terms of manufacturing, quality control, testing, liability insurance etc. for that off-patent product.

A friend of mine who was diagnosed late in life with hypertension is now on statins to keep him alive. He went through at least four different formulations to get to the one that works for him now — he had an ER-worthy reaction to one formulation and another caused major mood shifts which meant he couldn’t concentrate on his work. Statins are cheap, generic statins almost ridiculously so but for him the generics are not a good idea.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:05:38am

i didnt listen to the idiot stefanik yesterday say 1/6 was all pelosi’s fault.

lunacy of course
pelosi doesnt command the capitol police or the national guard (hmm who does…)

and as i said yesterday, she doesnt run the entire congress or the whole building or whatever.

it is idiocy.

well apparently someone did call out stefanik at the press conference pointing out mcconnell had (or didnt have) exactly the same info pelosi had. so isnt he also equally to blame?

of course she had no answer for that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:08:01am

re: #119 Dangerman

i didnt listen to the idiot stefanik yesterday say 1/6 was all pelosi’s fault.

they know who is in charge of what but they also know that their target audience doesn’t…

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:09:54am

meanwhile in the linux adventure i hit three significant snags right off

it doesnt recognize my 15 year old printer connected via wifi
it doesnt recognize my 2 year old usb scanner
it doesnt play well (but does play) with google drive (Backup and sync)

so i’ll be deep diving into these things in my spare time over the next few days

i did work out the basic disk partitioning, and got timeshift started.
chrome is downloaded and thanks to their sync, all my settings, p/w etc all showed up

baby steps

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:11:33am

re: #121 Dangerman

I’m loving all the story lines we have coming out of the lizardfolk these days. There’s the pond adventure, this Linux adventure, Michele’s RV adventure, William and his lady friend… What’s next?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:12:03am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:15:03am
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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:15:50am
The FDA has said it intends to complete it much quicker than that, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, recently said he expected full approval for Pfizer in a month or so, by August, and Moderna to follow thereafter.

ABC

Hopefully some things change after that

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:16:25am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:22:28am

re: #124 No Malarkey!

The AZ audit exists so that Fox can talk about its “findings” as if they were discussing something other than GOP fever dreams.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:23:48am

re: #126 Dopamine Fish

“Winning is everything and losers are nobodies!!!”

-Beer-bellied divorcee sitting on the sofa in his crocs and mustard-stained cargo shorts

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:24:07am

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The AZ audit exists so that Fox can talk about its “findings” as if they were discussing something other than GOP fever dreams.

The same reason they want to do audits in places Trump won, like Texas. The performance art is the point; the more fraudits they have going on, the more they can transmit the false talking point that there was widespread fraud, and justify the insane voting restrictions they are signing.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:26:01am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Beer-bellied divorcee sitting on the sofa in his crocs and mustard-stained cargo shorts

Now look here, there is not one single mustard stain anywhere on these shorts.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:26:07am

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wyoming’s cases are sharply rising just as Cheyenne is putting on its annual Frontier Days (the state’s largest festival, carnival, agricultural show, rodeo, and outdoor concert series) right now. That draws people from every state (particularly for the competitions), but especially from Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota.

Regionally, our rates should be rising sharply just in time for folks going through to Sturgis.

Frontier Days was cancelled last year due to the pandemic; this year Cheyenne said YOLO.

Yolo doesn’t mean you should go out early

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:27:01am

re: #131 Dangerman

Yolo doesn’t mean you should go out early

Yodo

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:27:45am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yodo

Yeah, so I’d prefer mine to be something suitably epic or a peaceful death in old age, not in a hospital on a ventilator because I was a world-class dumbshit.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:31:08am

re: #133 Dopamine Fish

I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:31:09am

re: #133 Dopamine Fish

Yeah, so I’d prefer mine to be something suitably epic or a peaceful death in old age, not in a hospital on a ventilator because I was a world-class dumbshit.

But you get to own the libs with your last dying breath!!!

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:31:44am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But you get to own the libs with your last dying breath!!!

Considering that I AM “a lib”, that’d be a self-own two different ways.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:33:17am

ROTFLMAO!

EXCLUSIVE: ‘It saddens me to see the person she has become.’ Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘tantric sex guru’ ex-lover says he’s proud to be ‘polyamorous’ and launches OnlyFans page - as he finally addresses his affair with the QAnon congresswoman

Ivey, who lives in Renton, Washington, has also launched an OnlyFans account, where he invites potential subscribers to ‘take a peek’ at his nude photos

dailymail.com can reveal that she planned to leave husband Perry in July 2012 but reconciled with him two months later

Yeah it’s the Daily Fail but I the whole article has me in stitches!

dailymail.co.uk

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:36:57am

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Can anyone recommend (preferably from 1st-hand experience) a decent device for scanning slides and film negatives? I have mostly 35mm but a little bit of 120 as well. I don’t really need to scan prints. I’d like for it not to take up half my desk, but I would also prefer image quality over convenience.

I purchased an Epson V600 a few years back to basically scan all my parent’s slides (~50 carousels) and also a varied collection of photographs and scrapbook materials. (Latter due to them having gotten damp and mildew-y at some point.)

epson.com

It will scan photos, slides, negatives and the settings allow for a pretty high quality scan. About a 18”x30” footprint and when not in use I put it back in the box and on a shelf. When I was scanning I set it up on a card table next to my computer.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:37:56am

re: #76 Targetpractice

MAGAt orthodoxy says that the military breaks down into two groups: Enlisted soldiers who are all secretly hardcore wingnuts who yearn for a “strong” leader like Trump to lead them in a crusade to restore America’s true glory, and the officers who are all liberal pussies who get brainwashed at Annapolis and West Point to follow Marxist doctrine and enforce “woke” philosophy in a way that is destroying our beloved Armed Forces.

And that, in the “Big Boogaloo,” the soldiers would all turn on their officers when the flag goes up, either throwing in with the “patriots” or simply refusing orders to stop the “revolution” from marching on the tyrannical government. The idea that the government can be torn down and replaced at the military’s choosing doesn’t really register with them beyond deluded fantasies of a Heinlein-ian situation where citizenship and thus the vote is restricted only to people who’ve served.

No one is ever gonna take that seriously

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:38:43am

re: #126 Dopamine Fish

If a Navy fighter pilot is having issues and can’t do night landings, sitting out is the safest and best move for everyone aboard the aircraft carrier.

If you botch a carrier landing, you can endanger the entire ship - and the 5,000+ sailors, aviators, and Marines aboard.

All these couch commandos think they know better about this stuff than actual experts or these highly trained athletes. Biles messes up a vault, she can end up permanently disabled or seriously injured. Knowing that before attempting a vault means she’s protecting herself and giving her team a chance to win safely.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:44:18am

re: #140 lawhawk

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:44:20am
Capitol police testimony blunts GOP’s law-and-order message

“You’re talking about people who claim that they are pro-law enforcement, pro-police, pro-law and order,” said Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell. “Yet when they have the chance and the opportunity to do something about it, to hold people accountable, you don’t, you pass the bucket, like nothing happened.”

apnews.com

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:45:14am

re: #140 lawhawk

And the same principle goes for any area of the military, or really anything where a team of people count on each other to get a job done. If one member botches their part of the job, the odds of success drop drastically. I mentioned several days ago (in a different context) about sports players trying to play through what turn out to be serious injuries, their teams wind up losing games and then they lose the player when they inevitably go down for surgery.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:47:07am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He should give out the phone number of the asshole who left that message.

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:47:12am
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darthstar  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:47:36am
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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:50:53am

re: #122 Dopamine Fish

I’m loving all the story lines we have coming out of the lizardfolk these days. There’s the pond adventure, this Linux adventure, Michele’s RV adventure, William and his lady friend… What’s next?

The great floor conversion by colere etc.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:52:27am

Disturbingly accurate caricatures.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:53:57am

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It would appear LGF alumnus Gus has turned his Twitter account to private.

Stan Freberg - Try

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:54:10am

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The AZ audit exists so that Fox can talk about its “findings” as if they were discussing something other than GOP fever dreams.

Demanding a seat at the table

Don’t legitimize crackpots or their “theories”

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:54:51am
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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:56:13am
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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:58:29am

re: #140 lawhawk

If a Navy fighter pilot is having issues and can’t do night landings, sitting out is the safest and best move for everyone aboard the aircraft carrier.

If you botch a carrier landing, you can endanger the entire ship - and the 5,000+ sailors, aviators, and Marines aboard.

All these couch commandos think they know better about this stuff than actual experts or these highly trained athletes. Biles messes up a vault, she can end up permanently disabled or seriously injured. Knowing that before attempting a vault means she’s protecting herself and giving her team a chance to win safely.

Dammit why won’t you take unreasonable risks for my enjoyment?

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:59:16am
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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 6:59:49am
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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:01:10am

re: #143 Dopamine Fish

And the same principle goes for any area of the military, or really anything where a team of people count on each other to get a job done. If one member botches their part of the job, the odds of success drop drastically. I mentioned several days ago (in a different context) about sports players trying to play through what turn out to be serious injuries, their teams wind up losing games and then they lose the player when they inevitably go down for surgery.

Pros learn to make the solid go/no-go decision

These people are clueless

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:04:32am

re: #155 Belafon

Florida is about 3.5 times larger than Minnesota by population, but their peak hospitalizations are 40 times higher. FORTY TIMES.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:05:18am

Thread

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:07:34am

re: #158 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

The first reply I saw was someone arguing that it’s because we’re less religious, which led many people pointing out that it’s the “Christians” leading the barrage, and that there were many Christian symbols at the insurrection.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:08:12am

Too harsh (a)? Not harsh enough (b)? Just right (c)?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:09:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:09:39am

re: #158 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Thread

we promote “individual initiative” and “personal responsibility” but confuse them with “sociopathic indifference” and “contempt for the less successful”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:13:06am

re: #157 Dopamine Fish

Florida is about 3.5 times larger than Minnesota by population, but their peak hospitalizations are 40 times higher. FORTY TIMES.

This is what you get when you elect Republicans.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:13:21am

re: #161 Patricia Kayden

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:15:02am

YOU CAN’T MAKE ME EAT MY VEGETABLES!

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:15:24am
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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:16:42am

re: #163 Eclectic Cyborg

This is what you get when you elect Republicans.

Under 40k votes
Desantis won by less than 40k in 8.1 million

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steve_davis  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:17:45am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

[Embedded content]

I don’t need a dominatrix. I have a cat.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:17:57am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Religious-right commentator Eric Metaxas says people should refuse to get vaccinated for COVID just to be a rebel: “If the government or everybody is telling you you have to do something … if only to be a rebel, you need to say, ‘I’m not going to do this.’”

This is just cantankerous contrarianism, it has more to do with a sociopathic personality disposition than it does with any political orientation.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:18:31am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

[Embedded content]

YOU CAN’T MAKE ME EAT MY VEGETABLES!

Ill be a rebel by not doing what you say to do

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:20:38am

re: #122 Dopamine Fish

I’m loving all the story lines we have coming out of the lizardfolk these days. There’s the pond adventure, this Linux adventure, Michele’s RV adventure, William and his lady friend… What’s next?

And like a well-written TV show, the season-long storylines are complemented with single-episode plots featuring the recurring characters. Ours are mostly to do with pets or food.

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darthstar  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:20:48am
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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:20:49am

re: #119 Dangerman

pelosi doesnt command the capitol police or the national guard (hmm who does…)

And that seems to be a problem.

In France the units of the Garde Republican who protect the parliament (Chambre des deputes, Senate) actually *do* report to the presidents of the appropriate chambres.

Of course they are also part of the Gendarmerie, so they can be subject to non-command pressure (threats of promotion and so on), but the government is not in the chain of command for those units.

(So a shooting war between the government and the senate, or between the senate and the chambre des deputes is theoretically possible).

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:22:46am
Reuters: “McConnell, who was vaccinated for COVID-19 in December and has been promoting vaccinations in public remarks ever since, plans to run 60-second radio ads on more than 100 Kentucky radio stations in the coming days promoting the vaccine with money from his re-election campaign.”

Said McConnell: “There is bad advice out there, you know. Apparently you see that all over the place: people practicing medicine without a license, giving bad advice. And that bad advice should be ignored.”

Who mitch? Who?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:23:28am

re: #173 John Hughes

Remember that the French Parliament gave us the very concept of “left” and “right” when they had to separate the Socialists and Republicans from the Monarchists and Loyalists on different sides of the aisle because they kept getting into fist fights.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:24:06am

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Can anyone recommend (preferably from 1st-hand experience) a decent device for scanning slides and film negatives? I have mostly 35mm but a little bit of 120 as well. I don’t really need to scan prints. I’d like for it not to take up half my desk, but I would also prefer image quality over convenience.

I have a Microtek Scanmaker i800 that I bought years ago to scan a 35mm microfilm collection. It’s been very good for that, except that I had to cut up the microfilm reels in order to load them into the holder for scanning.

I don’t know if this scanner is still being made.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:25:19am

re: #124 No Malarkey!

So this is going to end with everyone involved in the audit doing federal time for attempted interference with an election? Including the soi-disant “lawmakers” who set it in motion?

One can but dream.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:26:10am

re: #171 sagehen

Speaking of well-written TV shows:

cnn.com

“Better Call Saul” is arguably the best TV show in the past 20 years. If this MFer dies before they wrap the final season I am going to kick his ass.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:26:16am

re: #126 Dopamine Fish

Seth Dillon understands nothing.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:27:55am

re: #177 John Hughes

So this is going to end with everyone involved in the audit doing federal time for attempted interference with an election? Including the soi-disant “lawmakers” who set it in motion?

One can but dream.

Except what interference are they actually causing? The election itself is over. The ballots may wind up spoiled by the whole process (the voting machines have already been written off as a total loss), but that’s a state crime that they probably won’t even pursue because this whole thing is such a radioactive political mess. Yes, they’re spreading FUD about the election, but that’s also not a crime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:28:04am

re: #178 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Speaking of well-written TV shows:

cnn.com

“Better Call Saul” is arguably the best TV show in the past 20 years. If this MFer dies before they wrap the final season I am going to kick his ass.

Re-watching it with my son, cannot wait for the final season to come bridge the gap between BCS and Breaking Bad

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:31:54am

The Biden administration is essentially asking vaccinated Americans to help save the unvaccinated from themselves,” Axios reports.

“Vaccinated people’s risk of serious illness is still extremely low. The problem is that there are simply too many unvaccinated Americans. That’s taking a toll on the whole country, and vaccinated people will be asked to shoulder some of that burden.”

Dr. Leena Wen: “The vaccinated are currently paying a price for the unvaccinated. Covid-19 is surging again, with spillover to the vaccinated. Masks are coming back, because the honor system isn’t working

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Dave In Austin  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:33:28am

Oh! I just got a tingle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:34:12am

re: #171 sagehen

And like a well-written TV show, the season-long storylines are complemented with single-episode plots featuring the recurring characters. Ours are mostly to do with pets or food.

and we also have Jeffrey’s birds and assorted wildlife, Steve’s Life With Jessie, and nines’ Cooper vignettes

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:35:08am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

and we also have Jeffrey’s birds and assorted wildlife, Steve’s Life With Jessie, and nines’ Cooper vignettes

Oh yes, Life With Jessie! How could I forget that wonderful saga?

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steve_davis  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:35:09am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are referring to Starship Troopers, a very misunderstood work.

Heinlein is describing a possible future of humanity after WW3 (“The War of the Chinese Hegemony”), which ended with both sides simply being unable to continue: public order collapsed, soldiers and POW’s were left stranded wherever they were.

The soldiers did not seize power in any coup, they were simply the only organized bodies that were in a position to maintain any sort of order.

That led to the notion that only those who voluntarily offer to risk their lives & health for the greater good would be allowed to exercise full Federation citizenship, as the concept of nation-states also pretty much ended as well.

An interesting exercise in thought, but again, just speculative future-history fiction.

Yes, exactly. I always assumed the book, which I’ve read once ages ago, was a send-up of fascist ideology. The movie certainly is.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:38:20am

re: #186 steve_davis

Yes, exactly. I always assumed the book, which I’ve read once ages ago, was a send-up of fascist ideology. The movie certainly is.

IIRC, Paul Verhoeven made the movie, not to glorify fascism, but to warn against it. However, if my memory serves me right, Heinlein wrote “Starship Troopers” in a stage of his life when he was gravitating towards fascism.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:38:55am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
What do you bet? Is Metaxas vaccinated?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:39:25am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Who are they hurting? Only themselves.

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:40:47am

re: #168 steve_davis

“I don’t need a dominatrix, I have a dominatrix”.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:40:47am

re: #189 Patricia Kayden

Who are they hurting? Only themselves.

Not only hurting themselves, but outright killing themselves. And being threats against people around them.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:44:16am

Load tweet to fully appreciate.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:44:39am

re: #170 Dangerman

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:45:21am

re: #182 Dangerman

Masks are coming back, because the honor system isn’t working

Well, gee, the honor system isn’t working.

Wonder why?

Could it, be, just spitballing it here, due to a lack of honor?

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:45:29am

re: #189 Patricia Kayden

And everyone they spread it to…

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No Malarkey!  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:45:39am

Insanity.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:47:51am

re: #189 Patricia Kayden

Who are they hurting? Only themselves.

They are also hurting children under 12, and the immunocompromised.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:49:08am

re: #193 JOE 🥓

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:54:43am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

and we also have Jeffrey’s birds and assorted wildlife, Steve’s Life With Jessie, and nines’ Cooper vignettes

dread pirate ron and the e-bike extravaganza

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John Hughes  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:55:48am

re: #199 Dangerman

Did you know Ron (the Dread Pirate) has an e-bike? I heard that he might have one.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:57:03am

re: #192 Teukka

Load tweet to fully appreciate.

[Embedded content]

Tammy Bruce is an asshole. She got her start at the same station Dr. Laura did—KFI which at that time was 3 blocks away from my apartment. Still remember that freak Dr. Laura driving into the parking lot in her gold BMW.

As for Tammy she used to out-Limbaugh old Dead Fuck himself. Then she got outed. Hilarity ensued when she melted down on live radio about how Gawdless liberals invaded her privacy…

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:57:12am

re: #190 John Hughes

“I don’t need a dominatrix, I have a dominatrix”.

we have two cats and i had to explain this to mrsdm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:57:26am

and I usually come on line around 9am CET (3am Eastern) and catch up with the thread leaving a pile of comments at the bottom.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 7:58:49am

re: #195 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

And everyone they spread it to…

personally, i dont even want to be an unknowing vector

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:00:57am

re: #200 John Hughes

Did you know Ron (the Dread Pirate) has an e-bike? I heard that he might have one.

it’s almost a moped //

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:04:26am

Oh Madame Speaker tell us how you really feel!

‘He’s such a moron’: Nancy Pelosi mocks Kevin McCarthy for attacking congressional mask mandates

I could play this on a loop all day!

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:08:40am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:15:15am

re: #110 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Peak jacaranda
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:16:09am

I shouldn’t have laughed at this, but I did.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:19:53am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

[Embedded content]

YOU CAN’T MAKE ME EAT MY VEGETABLES!

The whole sane world (which will be larger by then) will overdose on schadenfreude when these evil shits go on trial. Impossible? Julius Streicher probably thought so too.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:21:49am

re: #210 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m not that optimistic.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:28:26am

re: #210 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

When Madison Cawthorn said that Dr. Fauci must be sent to the World Court to stand trail for genocide…oh boy that little Nazi is gonna get what’s coming to him…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:29:43am

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:30:38am

re: #210 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The whole sane world (which will be larger by then) will overdose on schadenfreude when these evil shits go on trial. Impossible? Julius Streicher probably thought so too.

The problem is with constantly getting away with shit is that it gradually blurs the perspective specimen that keeps getting away with it. Eventually, (s)he will have crossed the border for what’s directly or indirectly acceptable by several miles. And will not be aware of it. At all. Hence “Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat”.

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lawhawk  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:38:25am

Blaming the foreigners is a time-tested/honed trick by bigots to excuse their own awful actions. Here, we again see how right wingers are blaming immigrants for the spread of a disease even though the variant has come to the US via international travel - and unvaccinated people are the reason it spreads. Iowa isn’t a border state. It’s a state that is lily-white.

It’s a bunch of know nothing bigots who keep spreading covid19 now, by refusing to mask or vaccinate. That’s why cases are soaring. It’s not immigrants. It’s the dumbass white nationalists who want to blame everyone else but themselves for their disastrous choices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:48:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:49:42am
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DesertDenizen  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:50:25am

re: #215 lawhawk

If that’s the case then we’d see numbers soaring in border communities like mine with substantial numbers of legal and illegal crossings. We aren’t seeing them here. We are however seeing a surge in the right wing community to the north where people are refusing masksvand vaccines.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:50:43am

lol

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:52:41am

re: #215 lawhawk

Because Iowa is a fucking prime destination for illegal immigrants. Yeesh.

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dharmamark  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:53:33am

re: #165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:55:03am

re: #215 lawhawk

That’s why I call her Killer Kim. She’s giving Covid carte blanche to run wild in Iowa.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:56:58am

re: #215 lawhawk

perspectives.ushmm.org

The Nazi propaganda poster featured here was created in 1941 for public display in German-occupied Poland. The Polish-language words translate roughly to “Jews are lice; they cause typhus.” Designed to link Jews and typhus closely together in the minds of non-Jewish Poles, the poster shows one of the feared typhus-ridden lice drawn on top of the face of a Jewish man that has been made to look like a skull. Several other examples of antisemitic Nazi propaganda depict Jews covered in lice, but this image seems designed to suggest that Jews and lice are fundamentally similar creatures equally responsible for spreading the disease.

Huh.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 8:58:00am

re: #215 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Blaming the foreigners is a time-tested/honed trick by bigots to excuse their own awful actions. Here, we again see how right wingers are blaming immigrants for the spread of a disease even though the variant has come to the US via international travel - and unvaccinated people are the reason it spreads. Iowa isn’t a border state. It’s a state that is lily-white.

It’s a bunch of know nothing bigots who keep spreading covid19 now, by refusing to mask or vaccinate. That’s why cases are soaring. It’s not immigrants. It’s the dumbass white nationalists who want to blame everyone else but themselves for their disastrous choices.

simple…
what proof do you have to make the statement that it’s unvaccinated ‘immigrants’.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:03:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:04:15am
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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:07:50am

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darthstar  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:11:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:15:45am
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JC1  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:17:51am

re: #178 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Speaking of well-written TV shows:

cnn.com

“Better Call Saul” is arguably the best TV show in the past 20 years. If this MFer dies before they wrap the final season I am going to kick his ass.

Does it get better after the 1st season? I watched the first season and just found it too boring and pointless to continue. And I liked Breaking Bad quite a bit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:20:29am
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:22:59am

re: #230 JC1

It’s a slow burn for sure. I would recommend trying the 2nd season. If you don’t dig it then maybe it’s just not for you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:25:22am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:25:43am

TexAssHole melts down on the floor of the House.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:26:47am

Last night I posted about Simone Biles’s superpower of knowing where she is at every nanosecond while in midair, and how that power suddenly failed.

This is what it must feel like:

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Belafon  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:30:07am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

TexAssHole melts down on the floor of the House.

If someone comes into my house that I don’t trust where they’re coming from, we all wear masks while they are there.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:30:28am

cats, bruh

box too small

box too big

2 perfectly good cat caves

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:31:10am
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jaunte  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:32:01am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

The message is “get back to work and keep my money flowing, we don’t care if you die.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:38:21am

re: #230 JC1

Does it get better after the 1st season? I watched the first season and just found it too boring and pointless to continue. And I liked Breaking Bad quite a bit.

It picks up a lot and we even start catching up with the BB storyline: how the laboratory gets built, how Hector Salamanca winds up in his wheelchair, etc…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:39:32am

re: #230 JC1

Does it get better after the 1st season? I watched the first season and just found it too boring and pointless to continue. And I liked Breaking Bad quite a bit.

I am not now nor have I ever been a fan of series where the lead character is an anti-hero engaged in criminal activities that deliberately harm others. So no Breaking Bad or Sopranos for me.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:40:17am

re: #237 Dangerman

One of my cats prefers the corrugated box because she likes to rip it apart after lounging.

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jaunte  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:43:21am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

TexAssHole melts down on the floor of the House.

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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:43:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:43:54am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

TexAssHole melts down on the floor of the House.

GOP Rep. Chip Roy, flanked by Marjorie Taylor Greene, rages against the reinstated House mask mandate:

“We gotta wear masks? In the peoples’ house…? This institution is a sham! And we should adjourn and shut this place down!”

My suggestion: everyone who feels that way should leave the building never to return. They add nothing of value to the country or legislative process anyway. Their absence should improve the operation of the Congress. Maybe Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes could depart also.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:46:42am

re: #244 Teukka

Prick Wiles can’t get his bullshit consistent. First he blamed Soros and the Jews and then he blamed Chinese agents for infecting him with Covid. Now he says vaccinated people shed the virus on him which is the latest piece of propaganda being spread by Russian trolls.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:46:54am

re: #244 Teukka

Radical right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles blames his COVID-19 infection in June not on his refusal to get vaccinated, but on other people who took the “satanic serum” and then “shed” their disease onto him

Shed your Satanic Serum on me, baby!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:51:23am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:51:49am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shed your Satanic Serum on me, baby!

I’m just waiting for Prick’s dominatrix to post on Twitter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:55:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:56:44am
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Teukka  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:57:14am

Sorry if this got posted already.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 9:58:15am
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:00:00am

re: #235 The Pie Overlord!

Last night I posted about Simone Biles’s superpower of knowing where she is at every nanosecond while in midair, and how that power suddenly failed.

This is what it must feel like:

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My son(a competitive gymnast, and proud dad brag- ranked in top 40 nationally among 14 year olds) and I had a great conversation about the twisties yesterday. I’ve seen coaches pull kids from practice when it looks like it could be happening. One of the things he told me was something like this:

You miss a double tuck, you might break your ankle or tear your ACL

You miss a triple salto, you might break your neck and die.

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TedStriker  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:00:23am

re: #241 Hecuba’s daughter

I am not now nor have I ever been a fan of series where the lead character is an anti-hero engaged in criminal activities that deliberately harm others. So no Breaking Bad or Sopranos for me.

That’s the thing with all of those series: The “anti-heroes” all pay for what they done by the end. In Breaking Bad, Walt dies of his injuries sustained in rescuing Jessie from the Aryans, while Jessie is quite scarred and pretty fucked up from it all as he drives away. In Better Call Saul, we see in the first episode (in events that follow his flight from ABQ in Breaking Bad’s last season) that his path leads Jimmy/Saul to become a Cinnabon manager, living in hiding in Omaha, a very high fall from his start as a lawyer for the downtrodden that slid into his becoming a stereotypical ambulance-chaser that also becomes Walt’s consigliere in BB. With The Sopranos, one interpretation of the series’ end of Tony sitting in the restaurant, then the sudden cut-to-black, is that he gets whacked right then.

The fact is, none of them (Walt and Jessie, Saul/Jimmy, Tony) are good guys, though they may have once been and some of them may have started down their dark paths with the best of intentions, but the payoff in watching them is seeing how low they will go and how they get their comeuppances.

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:02:33am

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210718 edition ———————->
“Housekeeping”

Here’s an index of all the postings in #thegreatpoolpondconversion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:04:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:09:09am

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here’s what you need to know about the latest COVID-19 surge and how to stay safe:

1) it was caused by the millions of illegal aliens that Biden has brought in to vote for him in the next election

2) It can be solved by bathing in the Blood of our Divine Savior who will protect you from this Chinese Laboratory Weapon of Abomination

3) Tear the masks of children who you see wearing it and report their parents to CPS for abuse

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Dangerman  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:10:30am

re: #254 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

My son(a competitive gymnast, and proud dad brag- ranked in top 40 nationally among 14 year olds) and I had a great conversation about the twisties yesterday. I’ve seen coaches pull kids from practice when it looks like it could be happening. One of the things he told me was something like this:

You miss a double tuck, you might break your ankle or tear your ACL

You miss a triple salto, you might break your neck and die.

until yesterday those yokels have probably never heard of the twisties
(me neither but i know my limitations)

couch potatoes
armchair experts
sports, medicine, ‘science’, geopolitics, law, whatever the topic

these people have no idea how any of this stuff really works

what’s involved under the surface of simplified or sweepingly shallow talking points

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:11:07am

re: #242 jaunte

One of my cats prefers the corrugated box because she likes to rip it apart after lounging.

One of my cats does that, too; she was a feral, if that matters. Though she’ll just start ripping it to sheds without the lounging.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:16:30am

re: #255 TedStriker

That’s the thing with all of those series: The “anti-heroes” all pay for what they done by the end. In Breaking Bad, Walt dies of his injuries sustained in rescuing Jessie from the Aryans, while Jessie is quite scarred and pretty fucked up from it all as he drives away. In Better Call Saul, we see in the first episode (in events that follow his flight from ABQ in Breaking Bad’s last season) that his path leads Jimmy/Saul to become a Cinnabon manager, living in hiding in Omaha, a very high fall from his start as a lawyer for the downtrodden that slid into his becoming a stereotypical ambulance-chaser that also becomes Walt’s consigliere in BB. With The Sopranos, one interpretation of the series’ end of Tony sitting in the restaurant, then the sudden cut-to-black, is that he gets whacked right then.

The fact is, none of them (Walt and Jessie, Saul/Jimmy, Tony) are good guys, though they may have once been and some of them may have started down their dark paths with the best of intentions, but the payoff in watching them is seeing how low they will go and how they get their comeuppances.

In most anti-hero flicks, the anti-hero gets theirs in the end. Quite famously, Brian DePalma’s Scarface, where Tony Montana finally gets what he has coming to him.

Scarface - Final Mansion Shootout (With Original 2.0 Stereo Audio Track) (1080p)

In a bit of film trivia, Steven Spielberg (yep, that Steven Spielberg) directed the low-angle shot seen in the above clip at 0:52 -

De Palma and Spielberg had been friends since the two began making studio movies in the mid-1970s, and they made a habit of visiting each other’s sets. Spielberg was on hand for one of the days of shooting the Colombians’ initial attack on Tony Montana’s house at the end of the movie, so De Palma let Spielberg direct the low-angle shot where the attackers first enter the house.

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sagehen  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:25:05am

re: #255 TedStriker

With The Sopranos, one interpretation of the series’ end of Tony sitting in the restaurant, then the sudden cut-to-black, is that he gets whacked right then.

According to David Chase, the cut-to-black was meant to convey that Tony gets whacked, maybe not exactly then, but sooner or later it WILL happen. He’s not going to die peacefully in bed.

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Jay C  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:25:34am

re: #260 Colère Tueur de Lapin

One of my cats does that, too; she was a feral, if that matters. Though she’ll just start ripping it to sheds without the lounging.

Doesn’t matter, IMO: both our furbabies are expensive purebreds: and shredding whatever cardboard boxes they feel like occupying at the moment is one of their favorite activities….

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Mike Lamb  Jul 28, 2021 • 10:25:58am

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ya, nothing brave about it, despite her knowing, to some level, she would be attacked and vilified by the same class of assholes worldwide.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 28, 2021 • 11:06:12am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

When these idiots are blithering on, Democrats should laugh at them. Laugh loud in their ridiculous faces. Pathetic snowflakes.

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teleskiguy  Jul 28, 2021 • 11:06:16am

re: #230 JC1

Does it get better after the 1st season? I watched the first season and just found it too boring and pointless to continue. And I liked Breaking Bad quite a bit.

Believe me, when all is said and done (and it better get done, get well soon Mr. Odenkirk!!!) Better Call Saul will rank higher than Breaking Bad in terms of greatness, and Breaking Bad is already one of the greatest television shows of all time. There’s something about the writing and acting and character arcs in BCS that elevates it to the highest drama. And the creators have made extraordinary characters that add to the BB universe, like Chuck McGill (Jimmy’s [Saul’s] brilliant attorney brother who’s “allergic” to electricity) and Lalo Salamanca who I would argue is one of TV’s greatest psychopaths. And Kim! OMG Kim!


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