The Bob Cesca Podcast: Phil McCracken

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Phil McCracken — [Explicit Language] Teens prank a Virginia school board meeting. Buzz was first with the “neigh” jokes. The COVID infection rate nears January levels. Ohio judge forces doctor to administer horse de-wormer to a patient. Hoax alert with Milo Yiannopoulos. Louie Gohmert pushing Ivermectin. More anti-mask, anti-vax Red Hats die of COVID. Supreme Court ends Biden’s eviction moratorium. Hurricane Ida. The War in Afghanistan is over, but the concern trolling and condemnations of Biden continue. A fact check on the disinformation about equipment left behind. With Buzz Burbank, Summer Music by Our New Autumn and Trysette with 3Mind Blight, and more!

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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:15:02pm

The war is over!

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:15:27pm

re: #1 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Yay!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:17:51pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:18:34pm

Ever wonder what was the tipping point that turned America into a horse-dewormer guzzling mass longing for the Idiocracy?

Here… here is my suggesting for that tipping point:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:19:16pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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ckkatz  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:21:34pm

re: #112 gocart mozart

I am feeling a bit on the cynical and jaded side.

Sounds like Ann Coulter lost the grift wars for the Wingnut wallets and is repositioning her grifting.

But I admit that it is enjoyable to watch rats abandoning the ship.

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gwangung  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:23:16pm

re: #5 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:24:19pm

I know that leaving Afghanistan in no way compares to Saigon, but there are some common threads

CCR - Have You Ever Seen the Rain HD

also one screenshot from the video:

substitute “Afghanistan” for “VietNam” in the signs
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:26:26pm

re: #6 ckkatz

I am feeling a bit on the cynical and jaded side.

Sounds like Ann Coulter lost the grift wars for the Wingnut wallets and is repositioning her grifting.

But I admit that it is enjoyable to watch rats abandoning the ship.

It’s hard to remember exactly what kind of hate she was peddling. I think it was saucy, arogant, intellectual racism? When Trump blatantly took the mask off of the party she kinda lost her lane.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:26:30pm

First Paul Stanley

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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:29:08pm

When the US admitted all of those Vietnamese refugees this country ended up with some really, really, really good food. No pressure Afghnis, welcome!

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ckkatz  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:29:49pm

re: #9 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

It’s hard to remember exactly what kind of hate she was peddling. I think it was saucy, arrogant, intellectual racism? When Trump blatantly took the mask off of the party she kinda lost her lane.

There were so many, it’s kind of hard to remember them all these days. Or care much anymore.

But that’s just me. :)

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:31:50pm

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calochortus  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:31:56pm

re: #11 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

When the US admitted all of those Vietnamese refugees this country ended up with some really, really, really good food. No pressure Afghnis, welcome!

If our local Afghan restaurants are anything to go by, challenge accepted!

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:32:23pm

re: #4 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m reminded of this classic Key & Peele sketch.

Tragedy Strikes at an Aerobics Competition - Key & Peele

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:32:23pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

GOP lawmaker says American girls will be ‘raped and killed in the streets’ if we let Afghan refugees in

So, nothing will change.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:33:15pm

re: #11 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

re: #14 calochortus

I think Philly has some Afghan restaurants. I am not sure where they are.

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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:33:21pm

re: #12 ckkatz

There were so many, it’s kind of hard to remember them all these days. Or care much anymore.

But that’s just me. :)

Lol, it’s just not you. All the bands at Haterpalooza start sounding the same

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:33:32pm

Tornado 2 is confirmed with damage at our airport and community college. Warnings have just been posted for #3, this one to our S, again. This fun, in a shooting gallery target sort of way.

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:33:57pm

re: #13 William Lewis

Nicely done!

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:34:34pm

re: #19 Decatur Deb

Tornado 2 is confirmed with damage at our airport and community college. Warnings have just been posted for #3, this one to our S, again. This fun, in a shooting gallery target sort of way.

Be safe, fingers crossed

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:34:44pm

re: #9 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

It’s hard to remember exactly what kind of hate she was peddling. I think it was saucy, arogant, intellectual racism? When Trump blatantly took the mask off of the party she kinda lost her lane.

As I recall, Coulter’s game was white supremacism and nativism with some plausible deniability.

If that’s true, it’s no surprise she’s out of business after Trump proved that plausible deniability was not needed for 21st century white supremacism in the US.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:35:32pm

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:35:36pm

111 days. That’s how long the IRS took to get my tax refund into my bank account this time around. Whatevs! Ski pass purchased. Might get to use it in about six weeks.

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sagehen  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:37:15pm

so I googled Afghan restaurants in NYC… seems they’re all very shish kebab.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:42:43pm

re: #25 sagehen

so I googled Afghan restaurants in NYC… seems they’re all very shish kebab.

There is an excellent one in Bloomington, IN. Lots of items on the menu. The only downside was that I smelled of garlic for a couple of days. I have no idea if garlic is a central ingredient or just what I ordered. Samira, I think it was.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:42:46pm

re: #25 sagehen

Similar in Philly. At least that is what google has.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:43:08pm

And the GOP.
Here’s Scott Perry’s rating on reproductive health:

Campaign for Working Families 100%
Family Policy Alliance 100%
Family Research Council (FRC) Action 100%

NARAL Pro-Choice America 0%
National Right to Life Committee 100%
Planned Parenthood Action Fund 0%

justfacts.votesmart.org

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:43:58pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Coulter hooked up with Mickey Kaus, to the detriment of both probably. However, Kaus was already a standard bearer for neoliberal deconstruction of the welfare state, and Kaus’ own views on so-called illegal immigrants put him closer to Tucker Carlson than perhaps even Coulter.

Kaus was a low-level Trumper.

Coulter probably learned from Kaus that it is more profitable to be ambiguous at times.

However, as noted, Coulter has to find her own lane to grift, and so she’s a nativist and not an internationalist/interventionist, so her cheering on Biden’s decision is quite in line with her own history.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:44:35pm

Tornado#3 confirmed, about 15 minutes away. The radars have picked up flying crap. It might pass to the S, but a suspect #4 is following a more northerly track.

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ckkatz  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:44:38pm

re: #28 jaunte

Yes, I thought that was Gaetz’s lane. (And Epstein’s former friends.)

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Teddy's Person  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:45:34pm

The Republican party is a bigger threat to American girls (not just sexual assault) than any immigrants.

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:45:38pm

re: #9 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

It’s hard to remember exactly what kind of hate she was peddling. I think it was saucy, arogant, intellectual racism? When Trump blatantly took the mask off of the party she kinda lost her lane.

Just your usual Republican insanity.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:45:51pm

re: #30 Decatur Deb

Tornado#3 confirmed, about 15 minutes away. The radars have picked up flying crap. It might pass to the S, but a suspect #4 is following a more northerly track.

Geez. Up this way, if we get a tornado, we get A TORNADO. Watching y’all post is reminding me of living back in fish country, when it wasn’t over until the sun (or moon) was shining again.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:46:07pm

re: #31 ckkatz

“We’re going to scare you with foreign rapists, AND we’ll force you to have the baby.”

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ckkatz  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:46:12pm

re: #30 Decatur Deb

Tornado#3 confirmed, about 15 minutes away. The radars have picked up flying crap. It might pass to the S, but a suspect #4 is following a more northerly track.

Good to hear you are still with us. When you went quiet for a while, I was beginning to wonder.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:47:16pm

re: #17 PhillyPretzel

I think Philly has some Afghan restaurants. I am not sure where they are.

I recall once seeing a block down in Old Town that had three of them in a row. Might have been over towards roughly Catherine or South Street. (Which I guess is Society Hill and not Old Town.)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:47:48pm

re: #34 Dopamine Fish

Geez. Up this way, if we get a tornado, we get A TORNADO. Watching y’all post is reminding me of living back in fish country, when it wasn’t over until the sun (or moon) was shining again.

This is all blowback from Ida, up at the AL/TN border.

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gocart mozart  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:48:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:50:08pm

re: #32 Teddy’s Person

The Republican party is a bigger threat to American girls (not just sexual assault) than any immigrants.

They’re also a threat to black people, Mexicans, LGBT people, Asians, Muslims, Jews, Puerto Ricans, Atheists, Doctors, Nurses, Public health officials and pretty much all other sane Americans.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:50:46pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

And roadrunners.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:51:10pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:52:33pm

re: #41 jaunte

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:53:37pm

re: #41 jaunte

And roadrunners.

Couldn’t it have just painted a tunnel on the wall and run through?

/

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:54:36pm

(Waves to Lizardia.)

Had my internet access go south last Friday morning. Internet, ethernet, etc. drivers all corrupted and not able to find networks. Took it into a Best Buy to have it checked out and issue was confirmed along with the fact that my HD was failing as well.

Got the repaired machine back today along with a new 1 TB SSD installed*. Much faster startup and response time in general. Now have a bit of a slog to get a lost of stuff reinstalled and set back up. Plus pulling out some backup stuff to see if I can recover a bunch of files that did not get transferred over, like most of my photo and music collection.

* - Have already referred to the machine as the Computer of Theseus since I am slowly replacing the components and soon all of the original that will be left is the case.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:55:23pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

Couldn’t it have just painted a tunnel on the wall and run through?

/

Need a coyote to do that work. And some ACME paint.

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Juan Carlos Mescalero  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:55:49pm
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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:57:33pm

re: #47 Juan Carlos Mescalero

Next, an Ivermectin antivaxxer model.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Aug 31, 2021 • 4:58:12pm

re: #5 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Reminds me of something I heard from an obese yokel in a North Carolina grocery store in 1971. “If Ted Kennedy’s elected President, it won’t be safe for a white woman to walk down the street!”
Same mentality, exactly. NOTHING ever changes with these people. New grifters run the same grift on new marks year after year, generation after generation.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:01:53pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s always Paul Hardcastle, too….

Youtube Video

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sagehen  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:07:09pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:08:41pm

re: #51 sagehen

Was just editing my reply for the right music video URL, and ya beat me to an audio only clip!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:12:07pm

re: #49 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Reminds me of something I heard from an obese yokel in a North Carolina grocery store in 1971. “If Ted Kennedy’s elected President, it won’t be safe for a white woman to walk down the street!”
Same mentality, exactly. NOTHING ever changes with these people. New grifters run the same grift on new marks year after year, generation after generation.

They always say, “my family didn’t even own slaves” as if the culture hasn’t powerfully preserved and transmitted the supremacist mindset for several generations.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:12:56pm

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

Even families that didn’t own slaves benefitted from the slave trade.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:13:19pm

I found the indicated 7 people and a cat. Also an alien, a duck and a Star Trek Tribble. I’m also sure one of the people is Richard Nixon.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:13:54pm

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

They always say, “my family didn’t even own slaves” as if the culture hasn’t powerfully preserved and transmitted the supremacist mindset for several generations.

The supremist mindset was important back then since part of the upper class control was convincing the lower class whites who they looked down on and exploited as well that they were superior to the blacks and as heavily invested as the upper class in maintaining that status quo.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:13:58pm

Finally. I got my gloves and my trash bags. They were supposed to come yesterday but they came today.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:14:32pm

re: #51 sagehen

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And the Vertebrats! “Diamonds in the Rough”—“turning 19’s no fun anymore”

The Vertebrats - Diamonds in the rough

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:16:02pm

re: #39 gocart mozart

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a shitty performance by the media as on the Afghanistan war ending.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:16:08pm

The cell that contained tornado 3 blew past us, and got into the populated center of town. It’s showing rotation at altitude, but hasn’t dropped to the ground since doing some damage out in the county. These are small cells, about 1/3 the size of one of our counties, entrained in a line that goes out towards Mississippi.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:17:59pm

“This makes my heart happy.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:18:18pm

re: #56 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The supremist mindset was important back then since part of the upper class control was convincing the lower class whites who they looked down on and exploited as well that they were superior to the blacks and as heavily invested as the upper class in maintaining that status quo.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:19:45pm

re: #59 EPR-radar

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a shitty performance by the media as on the Afghanistan war ending.

It’s still going on. Bunch of scoundrels. Richard Engels (sp?) is an insufferable twit.

You lost your gig, dude, suck it up.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:22:49pm

re: #54 Eclectic Cyborg

Even families that didn’t own slaves benefitted from the slave trade.

They also suffered from inability to compete with the labor cost of skilled slaves and newly-freed workers. That was one of the drivers of the formation of Klan-like organizations.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:27:04pm

The media can be understood in very simple terms: which is more digestible to their audience?

There’s a single point of failure that can be endlessly discussed in vague, impressionistic terms that require no specific knowledge of the war as a long-term event, only vague pop psychology and impressions about “optics”

or

There’s a long string of points of failure…as indicated by things like the SIGAR reports…suggesting a general pattern of incompetence and hubris in the class of political, intelligence, and military operatives that provide the media with access and interviews, meaning that the war is not simply ending a failure, but has been failing for a long time.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:27:33pm

re: #63 austin_blue

I get that Engel has established relationships with people in Afghanistan, people who may be killed as a result of being seen as traitors to the Taliban, etc. But he could take his interview and investigation skills and do something useful with that. Like looking at income inequities, or our truly shitty health care system(why yes, my saga with that is still ongoing….fuckers..), our educational system and how it’s been hollowed out and fucked over, how the rich are fucking us all over and then creating “charities” to “help”, etc etc….there’s plenty for an enterprising journalist to cover. Just sayin’…

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:31:28pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:36:23pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:36:59pm
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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:37:36pm

re: #68 DodgerFan1988

He’s had the same eye-closening surgery as Brian Kilmeade.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:38:47pm

re: #55 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Found ‘em all….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:40:12pm

re: #68 DodgerFan1988

It was Mississippi, not New Orleans. And the police are already on him.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:40:41pm

re: #66 A Mom Anon

I get that Engel has established relationships with people in Afghanistan, people who may be killed as a result of being seen as traitors to the Taliban, etc. But he could take his interview and investigation skills and do something useful with that. Like looking at income inequities, or our truly shitty health care system(why yes, my saga with that is still ongoing….fuckers..), our educational system and how it’s been hollowed out and fucked over, how the rich are fucking us all over and then creating “charities” to “help”, etc etc….there’s plenty for an enterprising journalist to cover. Just sayin’…

“This is the New York Times. We don’t need none of that stinking journalism here!”

I know there are exceptions to this, but real journalism is in serious danger of getting drowned out by endless propaganda in favor of Republicans, the ruling class and the military-industrial complex.

It turns out that the way for the plutocracy to kill off news coverage of its sins is as simple as giving the media distractions to play with.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:43:19pm

re: #55 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

7 people, the cat and a rat. I’m not completely over the hill yet.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:44:00pm

The cat was rather elusive, but I spotted it eventually.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:45:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:50:06pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

Hindsight is usually 20/20.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:51:24pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

You’ve more than made up for that mess Charles. Have a hug from Cleo…

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JOE 🥓  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:51:39pm

re: #41 jaunte

And roadrunners.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:53:44pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 31, 2021 • 5:58:45pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

Feel it, and let it go. We aren’t perfect, but improvement beats the alternative.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:00:03pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

I’m right there with you. I appreciate the opportunity this place provided to improve.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:00:13pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

I lost my mind for a while after 9/11. Fortunately this was temporary.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:01:48pm

re: #78 A Mom Anon

Bear says hi! :)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:01:51pm

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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:04:06pm

Hard to find a headline about the 20 year old war being over. Over!

Lots of headlines talking about the play calling but not many headlines talking about the result.

THE WAR IS OVER!

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:06:54pm

re: #86 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Hard to find a headline about the 20 year old war being over. Over!

Lots of headlines talking about the play calling but not many headlines talking about the result.

THE WAR IS OVER!

I sense wishful thinking in the headlines — i.e., if the war is not declared to be “over” in a headline, perhaps it can start up again. Post 39 has one hell of an example of this.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:07:56pm
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:11:12pm

re: #87 EPR-radar

I sense wishful thinking in the headlines — i.e., if the war is not declared to be “over” in a headline, perhaps it can start up again. Post 39 has one hell of an example of this.

Afghanistan ending shuts up the forever war loving cable news experts pundits who have wanted 6 more months and 5,000 more troops every 6 months for the last 20 years.

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:11:52pm

re: #83 EPR-radar

I lost my mind for a while after 9/11. Fortunately this was temporary.

A lot of people went off the deep end after 9/11 and embraced the darkness in their rage and need for vengeance. Over a period of years, some, those capable of self-reflection and re-evaluation, gradually clawed their way back to the light. Others might have been able to fake recovering their senses for a time, but it didn’t take, probably because their self-worth was tied to their sense s of self-righteous indignation, rage, and need to be perceived as right about everything (even the things about which subsequent events proved them wrong) and climbed back on the crazy train with a vengeance.

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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:15:22pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

We were all a little f*cked in the head after 9-11. Heck, Bush had a 92% approval rating, how f*cked up is that?

Alternative universe reboot one shot for me?….the one where Al Gore was allowed to win….put me back there and let’s go. :)

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:18:01pm

re: #91 b.d. (The War Is Over! Cough Louder Wingnuts!)

We were all a little f*cked in the head after 9-11. Heck, Bush had a 92% approval rating, how f*cked up is that?

Alternative universe reboot one shot for me?….the one where Al Gore was allowed to win….put me back there and let’s go. :)

I’d take Bush Take Two over Trump any day, so my money’s on 2016. But with that said, I said and did a LOT of shit I regret now after 2001, so I’m in the same boat as most of y’all.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:19:09pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:19:39pm

re: #90 A Three Hour Tour

A lot of people went off the deep end after 9/11 and embraced the darkness in their rage and need for vengeance. Over a period of years, some, those capable of self-reflection and re-evaluation, gradually clawed their way back to the light. Others might have been able to fake recovering their senses for a time, but it didn’t take, probably because their self-worth was tied to their sense s of self-righteous indignation, rage, and need to be perceived as right about everything (even the things about which subsequent events proved them wrong) and climbed back on the crazy train with a vengeance.

I think one way to summarize 9/11 is that the US has acted as a malign imperial power for a long time (less malign than the USSR during the Cold War, but that isn’t saying much) and 9/11 was the first real retaliation for US imperialism that hit at home, instead of overseas (like the hostages in Iran).

Naturally the US lost its fucking mind, and nationwide the recovery since then has been disappointing. Republicans are ever deeper into their delusions, and Democrats retain the hawks/doves split.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:19:55pm

re: #91 b.d. (The War Is Over! Cough Louder Wingnuts!)

We were all a little f*cked in the head after 9-11. Heck, Bush had a 92% approval rating, how f*cked up is that?

Alternative universe reboot one shot for me?….the one where Al Gore was allowed to win….put me back there and let’s go. :)

I remember taking Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer seriously. Sigh.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:21:01pm

re: #95 GlutenFreeJesus

I remember taking Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer seriously. Sigh.

Oh dear. But I was a fan of torture for a while.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:21:15pm

re: #95 GlutenFreeJesus

I remember taking Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer seriously. Sigh.

I used to own a copy of one of Ann Coulter’s books.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:23:37pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:24:04pm

re: #97 Dopamine Fish

I used to own a copy of one of Ann Coulter’s books.

I read one of her books in the mid aughts, checked out from the Bud Werner Library in Steamboat Springs, CO. Treason!, or Liberalism Sucks! was what it was called. Miserable dreck, not funny at all.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:24:09pm
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:24:51pm

re: #97 Dopamine Fish

I used to own a copy of one of Ann Coulter’s books.

yikes!

Congratulations to all who were able to emotionally, intellectually and morally grow after 9/11. The problem with this country are with the folks who didn’t and went deeper into hate and fear.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:25:35pm

re: #101 b.d. (The War Is Over! Cough Louder Wingnuts!)

Oh, that isn’t the half of it. Check out my opinions on Caribou Barbie or the fact that I was a subscriber to the odious Rush Limbaugh’s live stream.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:26:20pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:26:45pm
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:33:31pm

Now that it is over it will be interesting to see how much longer the war loving press keeps screaming about the war they quit covering 15 years ago….

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:35:55pm
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:36:30pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Thoughts & Prayers OK wingnut Congressman. Biden should pardon The Tiger King to serve in his stead until he is found…….same thing….

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:38:00pm
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b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:39:24pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Mom’s are special. I’m glad you listened to her.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:39:42pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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Same for me and my wife. She wasn’t having our headlong rush to war in any way shape or form. I came back around after a couple weeks of “yeah, buts.”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:43:28pm

Welp, that shortage of used cars? I think Ida solved that problem. (sorry)

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:43:55pm

Thread.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:45:15pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:45:54pm

re: #110 Barefoot Grin

Same for me and my wife. She wasn’t having our headlong rush to war in any way shape or form. I came back around after a couple weeks of “yeah, buts.”

The funny thing about the Iraq war for me is that the run-up to that war was at the time I was switching from lean R to yellow dog D. So I think I had an unusually neutral frame of mind during that time, and I was struck by the persistence of the Bushie war mongers.

Every few days they would spit out a different reason why we supposedly had to go to war in Iraq, and when the public reaction was tepid they just moved onto the next narrative.

Of course the one that eventually stuck was “WMDs in Iraq, we’re all gonna die!” sold in part by Colin Powell trashing his credibility for the benefit of GOP liars.

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JOE 🥓  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:48:11pm

So how concerned is Susan Collins when it comes to the 5th Circuit killing Roe?

Let’s check in!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:48:24pm

Welp. Tornado Warning #4 went off within minutes of going to bed. Another one about 10 minutes out, tracking South.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:49:21pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

The funny thing about the Iraq war for me is that the run-up to that war was at the time I was switching from lean R to yellow dog D. So I think I had an unusually neutral frame of mind during that time, and I was struck by the persistence of the Bushie war mongers.

Every few days they would spit out a different reason why we supposedly had to go to war in Iraq, and when the public reaction was tepid they just moved onto the next narrative.

Of course the one that eventually stuck was “WMDs in Iraq, we’re all gonna die!” sold in part by Colin Powell trashing his credibility for the benefit of GOP liars.

I started to also make the turn when Bush’s shadow president and his crew started to put extreme pressure on the methodical inspectors to get out before their work was done. But if I’m honest, they played me well with Judith Miller and the non-stop loops of Saddam’s evil (a real thing) and his treatment of both the Kurds and the people who lived in the marsh areas (as I recall).

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:51:20pm

re: #113 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Which law?

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:52:14pm

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

I started to also make the turn when Bush’s shadow president and his crew started to put extreme pressure on the methodical inspectors to get out before their work was done. But if I’m honest, they played me well with Judith Miller and the non-stop loops of Saddam’s evil (a real thing) and his treatment of both the Kurds and the people who lived in the marsh areas (as I recall).

Saddam Hussein was a real piece of shit, to be sure, and he did have an unfortunate habit of giving the weapon inspectors the runaround, likely to boost his ego/credibility.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:53:57pm

re: #118 Belafon

Which law?

My choice has always been RICO.

A real RICO investigation of the GOP and all its works would be the eighth wonder of the world.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:54:05pm

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

I started to also make the turn when Bush’s shadow president and his crew started to put extreme pressure on the methodical inspectors to get out before their work was done. But if I’m honest, they played me well with Judith Miller and the non-stop loops of Saddam’s evil (a real thing) and his treatment of both the Kurds and the people who lived in the marsh areas (as I recall).

Saddam was an early iteration of FAFO. In retrospect, offing him wasn’t worth it.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:56:57pm

re: #121 Decatur Deb

Saddam was an early iteration of FAFO. In retrospect, offing him wasn’t worth it.

Going into Iraq after 9/11 was always a clear mistake. It really was Cheney et al. slaking their endless lust for war.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 6:59:25pm
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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:00:13pm
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Jay C  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:01:33pm

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

I started to also make the turn when Bush’s shadow president and his crew started to put extreme pressure on the methodical inspectors to get out before their work was done. But if I’m honest, they played me well with Judith Miller and the non-stop loops of Saddam’s evil (a real thing) and his treatment of both the Kurds and the people who lived in the marsh areas (as I recall).

The latter point is the main crux of the whole argument over the Iraq War - not that it absolves Bush and Cheney (and the whole scurvy PNAC/neocon gang) of the ultimate responsibility- unfortunately, there is no alternative scenario to what actually happened that does not leave Saddam Hussein and the Ba’ath regime in power in Iraq. And how that scenario would have played out is one of those great “Ifs” ……

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:01:36pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

I gave my mother a bunch of grief, some of which I regret and some I don’t. But at least she lived to see me become a Democrat again.

127
Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:01:47pm

Things like this are one of the reasons why we can’t have nice things….

Scribd Document

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JOE 🥓  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:02:28pm

re: #124 jaunte

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Watch what happens when the corrupted court votes 6-3 to kill Roe.

It ain’t gonna be pretty.

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wrenchwench  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:08:48pm
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jaunte  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:11:09pm
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Jay C  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:13:14pm

re: #129 wrenchwench

LOL

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cat-tikvah  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:14:26pm

re: #129 wrenchwench

See “Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca Solnit……

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:15:48pm

Doesn’t this qualify as one of the signs of the apocalypse?

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:22:15pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:23:46pm

The lengths that Republicans will go to to make sure people die never ceases to amaze me.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:35:39pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

The lengths that Republicans will go to to make sure people die never ceases to amaze me.

I’m honestly starting to wonder if the “generic Nazi” of the Third Reich was any more deplorable than 21st century generic Republicans.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:40:38pm

re: #38 Decatur Deb

This is all blowback from Ida, up at the AL/TN border.

Now at the TN/KY border. Flash flood watches extend all the way to Massachusetts.

Tropical Depression Ida Advisory Number 24
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD AL092021
1100 PM EDT Tue Aug 31 2021

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION IDA IS MOVING ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE…
…WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN AND AREAS OF POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
FLASH FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF
THE MID ATLANTIC INTO SOUTHERN NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND…
…REMNANTS OF IDA WILL ALSO BRING AN ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERAL
TORNADOES ACROSS PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC ON WEDNESDAY…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————-
LOCATION…36.2N 84.6W
ABOUT 160 MI…260 KM NE OF HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA
ABOUT 45 MI…70 KM NW OF KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

nhc.noaa.gov

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:42:21pm

re: #119 EPR-radar

Saddam Hussein was a real piece of shit, to be sure, and he did have an unfortunate habit of giving the weapon inspectors the runaround, likely to boost his ego/credibility.

Indeed, my reason for “sort of” favoring the war had nothing to do with WMD but because I had just seen The Pianist and thought that the only way to free the Iraqi people from a monster was by our intervention. But eventually it became clear that we were good at battle tactics but not so good at installing an effective government.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:44:47pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

This is the bottom line that completely freaks me the fuck out. I am not so naive that I think we never had a bloodthirsty component of this country since it was a glimmer in some white dude’s eye, but this is just so blatant. And it’s not being stopped. That’s what I don’t get. I have a pretty good idea, I think at least, of how we got here, it’s been unfolding for most of, if not my whole life. But this shit is completely different, it’s outright blatant and even daring someone to stop them. They aren’t being stopped and they aren’t going to stop until they are stopped. It needs to be done like yesterday.

Our entire system is being looked at as a bullshit scam by the rest of the world. Who wants this mess where they live?

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:45:20pm

re: #138 Hecuba’s daughter

Indeed, my reason for “sort of” favoring the war had nothing to do with WMD but because I had just seen The Pianist and thought that the only way to free the Iraqi people from a monster was by our intervention. But eventually it became clear that we were good at battle tactics but not so good at installing an effective government.

Has anyone ever installed a good, lasting government on other people?

141
JOE 🥓  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:47:08pm

Today’s DEEP THOUGHT…

If you are an anti-vax Xtian, then you probably believe in eternal life-support.

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retired cynic  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:48:10pm

re: #140 Belafon

Romans did for a good while.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:49:41pm

re: #140 Belafon

Has anyone ever installed a good, lasting government on other people?

Not intentionally, AFAIK. In some cases, effective governments have formed driven by a desire to remove colonial occupation, but that’s not really something to credit to the colonial occupier.

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Dangerman  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:49:51pm

re: #100 jaunte

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If SCOTUS lets this stand it could work in reverse wrt the 2A from a blue state.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:51:12pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:54:39pm

re: #42 DodgerFan1988

How many of the dogs that are euthanized every day for these sites lament?

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 31, 2021 • 7:57:22pm

re: #140 Belafon

Has anyone ever installed a good, lasting government on other people?

Iraq was not Afghanistan; it was a modern country with a functioning national government, just like Germany, and not run by religious fanatics. So my naive belief was that we could do what we did in Germany: eliminate Saddam and his worst henchmen and get the nation operational. Of course, we still have forces in Germany 75 years after the war was over. So that might have been a flaw with my plans.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:01:38pm

re: #145 The Pie Overlord!

One interesting point I’ve seen elsewhere about this evil TX law is that the state legislature made it so plaintiff friendly that it could bite them in the ass.

In particular, plaintiff gets to choose the county to sue in, no matter where defendant is. So it would be amusing to see dozens of lawsuits for allegedly abetting abortions against every Republican state legislator that voted for this abomination filed in liberal counties where the judges aren’t likely to immediately dismiss the lawsuits as frivolous like the courts in conservative counties would.

By the way, if plaintiff lawsuits get dismissed, plaintiffs don’t have to pay defendant’s legal costs. Of course the purpose of this is to bankrupt TX abortion clinics, but they will have do some blatantly illegal shit (which has never stopped Republicans) to avoid being caught in the same trap themselves.

149
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:02:04pm

re: #120 EPR-radar

My choice has always been RICO.

A real RICO investigation of the GOP and all its works would be the eighth wonder of the world.

Russian Influenced Corrupt Organizations?

150
sagehen  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:29:45pm

re: #147 Hecuba’s daughter

Iraq was not Afghanistan; it was a modern country with a functioning national government, just like Germany, and not run by religious fanatics. So my naive belief was that we could do what we did in Germany: eliminate Saddam and his worst henchmen and get the nation operational. Of course, we still have forces in Germany 75 years after the war was over. So that might have been a flaw with my plans.

We had a window of opportunity to do that; but de-Baathification, and then installing our green zone people who had no experience whatsoever in city management, or water systems or electricity, or policing, banking, or any of the other things a civil govt needs (a bunch of 24-year-olds who”d been chosen by the Bush admin on the basis of where did they stand on abortion or gay rights)…

I remember a story a couple days after we “won” that invasion, ended the bombing, etc, the entire work crew showed up at a Baghdad power station ready to get to work putting it back together, and our soldiers sent them home. We sent home everybody who knew anything at all about any job, and tried to rebuild from scratch with all new people who had zero training.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:31:59pm

re: #86 b.d. (War Is Over! Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Hard to find a headline about the 20 year old war being over. Over!

Lots of headlines talking about the play calling but not many headlines talking about the result.

THE WAR IS OVER!

No mention at all in our regional or statewide newspapers.

Not the rescue mission, not the war, nothing.

152
plansbandc  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:38:45pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

If it’s like the roadrunners I know and love, it would be standing on top of that weak-ass wall posing for possible pics.

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EPR-radar  Aug 31, 2021 • 8:57:06pm

re: #150 sagehen

We had a window of opportunity to do that; but de-Baathification, and then installing our green zone people who had no experience whatsoever in city management, or water systems or electricity, or policing, banking, or any of the other things a civil govt needs (a bunch of 24-year-olds who”d been chosen by the Bush admin on the basis of where did they stand on abortion or gay rights)…

I remember a story a couple days after we “won” that invasion, ended the bombing, etc, the entire work crew showed up at a Baghdad power station ready to get to work putting it back together, and our soldiers sent them home. We sent home everybody who knew anything at all about any job, and tried to rebuild from scratch with all new people who had zero training.

Or if they were a good soldier in the FL recount.


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