Another Fantastic Jam: Dirty Loops & Cory Wong, “Thriller”

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Let’s kick off the day with another killer track from Cory Wong and Dirty Loops, shall we?

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Written by Rod Temperton
Arranged by Dirty Loops, Cory Wong & Michael Nelson
Drums by Aron Mellergård
Bass by Henrik Linder
Vocal/Keys by Jonah Nilsson
Guitar by Cory Wong
Additional Horns by Steve Strand, Jon Lampley, Kenni Holmen, Grace Kelly & Michael Nelson
Additional Percussion by Andreas Ekstedt

Mixed/Mastered by Simon Petrén
Filmed by Miki Anagrius, Brad Matala, Michael Bowden & Joe Alaspa

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214 comments
1
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:02:44am

Our choice: Expand the Supreme Court or lose Rule of Law.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:03:45am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:04:23am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can Biden expand the court without going through the Senate?

If not, we’re fucked.

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Thanos  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:06:29am

I was just getting ready to add a page for this.

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Citizen K  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:06:41am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Can Biden expand the court without going through the Senate?

If not, we’re fucked.

This. The problem is that Biden can only do so much by fiat, especially since he’s going to be forced to play by rules Trump never had to. And we can barely pass much less controversial things with the Senate margins we have, much less eliminate the filibuster, much less expand the courts which would likely require the elimination of the filibuster in the first place.

We are institutionally roadblocked from almost all avenues of escape or address.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:09:25am

re: #2 The Ghost of a Flea

If you want to experience a knot of conflicted frustration, look at Texas compelling patriotic speech from football stadiums, but also look at why fucking football stadiums are getting subsidized.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:13:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:14:01am
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:16:31am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:18:27am

People keep talking about copying this law’s snitching plus standing with no cause to advance gun control, but this is the wrong move…

(get a gun, learn how to use it)

…the correct move is to use this model for polluting and climate change.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:19:09am
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calochortus  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:20:32am

Someone being interviewed on NPR this morning pointed out that the precedent for the Texas abortion law is the Fugitive Slave Acts. Anybody could accuse any black person of being a runaway slave and get a bounty for their efforts.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:21:17am

re: #2 The Ghost of a Flea

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666 New laws took effect in TexASS today?

Hmmmmmmmmm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:21:31am

re: #12 calochortus

Someone being interviewed on NPR this morning pointed out that the precedent for the Texas abortion law is the Fugitive Slave Acts. Anybody could accuse any black person of being a runaway slave and get a bounty for their efforts.

The Fugitive Slut Act

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calochortus  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:22:04am

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Fugitive Slut Act

Pretty much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:26:50am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:27:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:29:34am

SCIENCE!1!1!

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:31:10am

How many “stings” will there be on Uber drivers with women pretending to look pregnant and having a driver drop them off at a clinic?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:31:33am

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Fugitive Slut Act

That’s what TexASS passed and FloriDUMB is soon to follow.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:33:11am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

SCIENCE!1!1!

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What science?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:33:14am

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

How many “stings” will there be on Uber drivers with women pretending to look pregnant and having a driver drop them off at a clinic?

Think Uber will help a driver sued by the TexASS State Stasi?

Nope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:35:23am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:37:50am

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just wait until SCOTUS ditches Jacobson v. Massachusetts and makes the unvaccinated a protected class.

Think it won’t happen? Think again.

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jaunte  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:39:49am
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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:40:05am

re: #24 Dr Lizardo

You may be right but this was a state Supreme Court

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:40:43am

Josh hits Breyer with both barrels.

I would be remiss if I didn’t add that Justice Breyer is in the process of handing the corrupt majority a seventh seat by insisting on remaining on the Court with no justification whatsoever.

He deserves the most unremitting scorn.

This is not only a verdict on his selfishness and self-regard. His rationale for remaining on the Court at the risk of further empowering the corrupt rightwing majority is emblematic of a further problem. It is on a par with those liberal legal academics who in recent years have penned editorials confidently informing us that while they disagree with now-Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett they are nonetheless learned and brilliant jurists of integrity who deserve our support in ascending the bench.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:40:54am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Would this be the same science that says masks and vaccines work and Ivermectin treatments are total bullshit?

/

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lawhawk  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:41:29am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Can Biden expand the court without going through the Senate?

If not, we’re fucked.

Lemme check if recess appointments are even a thing anymore….

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lawhawk  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:41:34am
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jaunte  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:41:38am

re: #25 jaunte

Reporter with questions about Biden’s “own Catholic faith” has no questions about a man’s responsibility for creating every pregnancy.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:43:40am

re: #24 Dr Lizardo

Just wait until SCOTUS ditches Jacobson v. Massachusetts and makes the unvaccinated a protected class.

Think it won’t happen? Think again.

They’ll still be the ones ending up in the hospital.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:43:46am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:43:52am

re: #31 jaunte

Reporter with questions about Biden’s “own Catholic faith” has no questions about a man’s responsibility for creating every pregnancy.

Reporter with questions about Biden’s “own Catholic faith” has no questions about what the country’s founding documents say about using government to enforce religion.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:44:08am

Did any reporter ever question Bush on how his killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq over a lie collided with his faith?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:44:30am

re: #26 Ace Rothstein

You may be right but this was a state Supreme Court

I know - I just figure it’s not gonna be too much longer until something turns up in front of the Supreme Court. The GOP is really pushing the anti-vaxx line.

On that rather sanguine note, talk to everyone tomorrow. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:45:23am

re: #27 JOE 🥓

Josh hits Breyer with both barrels.

I would be remiss if I didn’t add that Justice Breyer is in the process of handing the corrupt majority a seventh seat by insisting on remaining on the Court with no justification whatsoever.

He deserves the most unremitting scorn.

This is not only a verdict on his selfishness and self-regard. His rationale for remaining on the Court at the risk of further empowering the corrupt rightwing majority is emblematic of a further problem. It is on a par with those liberal legal academics who in recent years have penned editorials confidently informing us that while they disagree with now-Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett they are nonetheless learned and brilliant jurists of integrity who deserve our support in ascending the bench.

talkingpointsmemo.com

Breyer is not the problem right now. And him stepping down right now wouldn’t change anything, except for the possibility that Sinema drags it out and forces Biden to nominate a less progressive Justice.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:45:28am

Also, it’s possible to be a Christian and NOT agree with everything religious authorities say or do. Earthly religious authorities are NOT God.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:45:49am

re: #31 jaunte

Because slutty women are supposed to keep their legs together unless they are married. Then they have to spread them when their husbands tell them to.

Imagine hating women that much, wanting them to be afraid and miserable because, why? There is no sane or decent reason for this level of hatred.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:46:03am

re: #35 Ace Rothstein

Did any reporter ever question Bush on how his killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq over a lie collided with his faith?

Hypothetical lives and souls are the only things that matter.

Us mere meat mortals are sorted by grade and quality before being fed through the grinder.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:47:13am

re: #39 A Mom Anon

Because slutty women are supposed to keep their legs together unless they are married. Then they have to spread them when their husbands tell them to.

Imagine hating women that much, wanting them to be afraid and miserable because, why? There is no sane or decent reason for this level of hatred.

it’s all about remaining in power as I stated above.

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ericblair  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:49:13am

The design of this insane law was not really deliberate: the GOP were trying to figure out a way around Roe and this is what they got. It’s not the state that is banning abortions, nossir: there are just private citizens who can now wage lawfare against random women and anyone who helps them to drive them into bankruptcy, but nope, not the state.

So it’s going to be every chancer, and nutjob, neighborhood snoop, stalker, and crazy ex who will be filing suits all over the state. And it’s not only an anti-abortion bill, because every woman from menarche to menopause is now at the mercy of literally ANYBODY to prove that she hasn’t had an abortion. It is total mob rule over every woman’s reproductive rights.

And, of course, blackmail. Maybe $5k now and a greedy creep won’t sue for $10k+ and court costs. Much quicker. But, of course, now everybody, including the target woman, her partner, and her family can get a gun no questions asked. Which is quicker too and pretty permanent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:52:07am
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jaunte  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:53:02am

re: #42 ericblair

For $10,000, they’ll stalk anyone.

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Citizen K  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:54:20am

re: #37 Belafon

Breyer is not the problem right now. And him stepping down right now wouldn’t change anything, except for the possibility that Sinema drags it out and forces Biden to nominate a less progressive Justice.

And even then, it might not be a done deal if Manchin and/or Sinema decide to fuck around even further because of how much leverage it gives them. That’s one of the problems here: even if Breyer were to retire, whose to say that the usual suspects will even allow Biden to seat his replacement?

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lawhawk  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:54:57am

As of a few moments ago, the following major highways are still closed/partially closed in the NYC metro areas:

Routes 18, 21, 22, 23, 202, and 206 in NJ
In NY: Bronx River Parkway, Saw Mill Parkway, and the Hutchinson River Parkway. Other highways are seeing massive delays and congestion, especially where local roads may be impassible.

It’s a mess.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:55:55am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:56:00am

re: #43 Punish Domestic Terrorists

CNN’s Brian Stelter Deletes Tweet Mocking ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Analogy After SCOTUS Decision Gutting Abortion Rights (Mediate via MSN)

I haven’t watched CNN ever since Roger Ailes slipped the Kitty Question to Bernie Shaw and Shaw used it torpedo Dukakis.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:56:52am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:57:31am

These people don’t want the women they label sluts to not exist., they want them to be corralled such that they can’t be people outside of their assigned role as “slut.”

Madonna-whore duality is a utilitarian distinction to these people…the entire idea of “slut” is a projection that makes a woman (well…anyone targeted as object of sexual desire by a man regardless of how they identify) a functional object and only a functional object.

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Juan Carlos Mescalero  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:59:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 11:59:56am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:00:30pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

I assume they’re treating him like an asshole with power that you have to be nice to if you want to get anything done.

We’re a half-braindead nation. In a nation where people are educated and can think, right-wing extremists who want to tear everything down wouldn’t hold nearly as many seats in Congress.

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:03:57pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

According to

the leadership can just will Manchin to vote on a progressive agenda.

From littlegreenfootballs.com in the last thread.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:05:53pm

re: #55 Belafon

According to

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the leadership can just will Manchin to vote on a progressive agenda.

From littlegreenfootballs.com in the last thread.

Just another Green Party ass who wants to burn it all down.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:09:18pm
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Jay C  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:13:09pm

re: #55 Belafon

“…its power to compel its members to do that….”

This is the fucking US Senate: who on earth with half a brain would ever write something like this?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:14:17pm

Large mask study in Bangladesh proves they work to slow the spread of Covid. Just like all of us here already know.

nbcnews.com

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sagehen  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:15:53pm

re: #47 lawhawk

As of a few moments ago, the following major highways are still closed/partially closed in the NYC metro areas:

Routes 18, 21, 22, 23, 202, and 206 in NJ
In NY: Bronx River Parkway, Saw Mill Parkway, and the Hutchinson River Parkway. Other highways are seeing massive delays and congestion, especially where local roads may be impassible.

It’s a mess.

And most of the NYC subways.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:16:02pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

He learned from the best.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:17:40pm

re: #35 Ace Rothstein

Did any reporter ever question Bush on how his killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq over a lie collided with his faith?

That is a personal choice between a President and his defense contractor.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:19:32pm

re: #62 BlueSpotinAL

That is a personal choice between a President and his defense contractor.

My chassis, my choice?

/

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:22:41pm

re: #34 The Ghost of a Flea

Reporter with questions about Biden’s “own Catholic faith” has no questions about what the country’s founding documents say about using government to enforce religion.

I remember when Catholics faced public scrutiny from the Evangelicals because of an assumption the Catholics were beholden to a foreign power and doctrine (the Pope, specifically).

Now, when it is politically convenient, these same Evangelicals chastise Biden for not following Catholic doctrine (as interpreted by them). How dishonest. Par for the course.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:28:47pm

Somebody should post this next time Wendell Zurkowitz posts one of his puns:

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steve_davis  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:30:05pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Our choice: Expand the Supreme Court or lose Rule of Law.

there are some other work arounds, but we need cooperative senate majorities to do so. We always have the ability to restrict what things the Supreme Court does with its time. Nothing in the constitution says the court exists to be some kind of final arbiter over what legislation is allowed and what isn’t. They can be neutered. Whatever constitutional crisis ensues wouldn’t be any worse than what we already face. Also, godamnit, musiciansfriend, when i specifically ask if the hard case they’re showing me is a bass case, you’d damned well better mean it when you say yes. Well, not to worry. On the exchange, I’m getting a tweed case which just looks really handsome.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:32:24pm

re: #64 Florida Panhandler

I think it’s telling that a reporter is doing it too.

Like, it’s been absorbed into the cultural body that a politician is actually enacting their own agenda, according to their own ideology, to a degree that it seems like hypocrisy to do otherwise.

Like, we’ve hit that level of special-boy individualism that it just ate the bottom of the core concept of being a republic and a democracy.

Which explains why the same people just never blink when Republicans are never called out for bad faith enacting their personal agendas.

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A Cranky One  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:34:36pm

Time to post this again.

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BeachDem  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:44:25pm

Speaking of pots and kettles (Trump talking about Nikki Haley)

“Well, every time she criticizes me, she uncriticizes [sic] me about 15 minutes later,” Trump told Vanity Fair. “I guess she gets the base.”

But the best (and most accurate) line in the article is—

Haley and hypocrisy have long had a close relationship.

huffpost.com

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steve_davis  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:45:13pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

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NOw, the parents will likely be charged here, but parents are never charged when their kids stumble across a loaded gun on an end table and blow away some random member of the family.

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A Cranky One  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:46:50pm

So the same folks who insist that asking about vaccination status is a HIPAA violation are now demanding people’s medical records to see if they’ve had an abortion?

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steve_davis  Sep 2, 2021 • 12:48:20pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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thank god i teach for a private university here, so this will have no impact on our mask mandate.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:00:36pm

Something else just occurred to me: Won’t this Texas law saddle a lot of otherwise law abiding women with criminal records that could cause them all kinds of trouble?

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Citizen K  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:02:23pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

Something else just occurred to me: Won’t this Texas law saddle a lot of otherwise law abiding women with criminal records that could cause them all kinds of trouble?

Feature, not bug, etc. etc.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:02:26pm

Five Justices Did This Because They Could

The shadow docket has begun to look less like a place for emergency cases than one where the Republican-appointed justices can implement their preferred policies without having to go through the tedious formalities of following legal procedure, developing arguments consistent with precedent, or withstanding public scrutiny. And so after initially allowing the Texas law banning abortion before most women know they are actually pregnant to go into effect, five conservative justices told Republican-controlled states they could disregard Roe while insisting that wasn’t what they were doing at all.

Instead, the justices in the majority argued in their unsigned opinion that because the case presented “complex and novel antecedent procedural questions,” their hands were tied. This is ludicrously dishonest. If Texas passed a law granting $10,000 bounties to private citizens if they sued anyone who held or enabled an indoor church service during the pandemic, the Court’s conservative wing would not feign confusion about whether the constitutional right to freedom of worship had been violated because of the supposed novelty of the scheme.

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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:02:40pm

Just found out one of our friends tested positive for Covid-19 - she’s vaccinated, but still feels like crap - no taste, stomach ache, headache - and her husband isn’t vaccinated. I told her to not fuck around and take him in for monoclonal antibody treatment asap.

They’re kind of red-necky and were up in Chico visiting family over the weekend, which means a bunch of unvaxxed people there are probably sick now, and some of those people could die. Stupid fuckers.

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ericblair  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:04:06pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

Something else just occurred to me: Won’t this Texas law saddle a lot of otherwise law abiding women with criminal records that could cause them all kinds of trouble?

No, these are civil suits. It’s not illegal to have an abortion in Texas, it’s just that randos can sue you and everyone around you into oblivion.

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:05:03pm

re: #74 Citizen K

Feature, not bug, etc. etc.

I was just about to type that.

GMTA, and all that.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:05:04pm
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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:05:08pm

re: #77 ericblair

No, these are civil suits. It’s not illegal to have an abortion in Texas, it’s just that randos can sue you and everyone around you into oblivion.

As long as you get it done within six weeks of when you had your last period.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:06:07pm

re: #80 Belafon

As long as you get it done within six weeks of when you had your last period.

No, it’s still not against the law to have an abortion past six weeks. It’s merely that you risk running a $10,000 fine if someone catches you doing it and sues your ass. That’s the bullshit they’re pulling that “works around” Roe.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:10:44pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

Something else just occurred to me: Won’t this Texas law saddle a lot of otherwise law abiding women with criminal records that could cause them all kinds of trouble?

No. It’s all civil enforcement.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:12:13pm
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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:13:47pm

re: #79 No Malarkey!

Sadly, he’ll be out in a couple of months and back in costume appearing twice an hour on Fox News as a commenter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:14:55pm

re: #84 darthstar

Sadly, he’ll be out in a couple of months and back in costume appearing twice an hour on Fox News as a commenter.

Unless he ends up on a ventilator before then.

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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:16:33pm

re: #85 Eclectic Cyborg

Unless he ends up on a ventilator before then.

One would hope, but he probably got vaccinated in jail.

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sagehen  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:16:56pm

re: #43 Punish Domestic Terrorists

CNN’s Brian Stelter Deletes Tweet Mocking ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Analogy After SCOTUS Decision Gutting Abortion Rights (Mediate via MSN)

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:20:37pm

re: #71 A Cranky One

So the same folks who insist that asking about vaccination status is a HIPAA violation are now demanding people’s medical records to see if they’ve had an abortion?

Yes.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:22:10pm

If Trump or anyone in his mold wins in 2024, every single terrorist convicted for their role in the Jan. 6 attack will be pardoned.

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Renaissance_Man  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:22:17pm

re: #68 A Cranky One

Time to post this again.

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This is the essence of conservatism. The state exists to compel you and to protect me.

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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:22:47pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

If Trump or anyone in his mold wins in 2024, every single terrorist convicted for their role in the Jan. 6 attack will be pardoned.

pardoned…and deputized.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:24:33pm

re: #82 Mike Lamb

No. It’s all civil enforcement.

Gonna wreak havoc with credit scores, though

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Teddy's Person  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:24:37pm

I just submitted my vaccine information to my college (required by Oct. 18). I hate to admit it, but I feel less free. No wait, that’s because of US Supreme Court.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:26:04pm

Only 39% support recalling Newsom while 58% oppose.

538’s average has 43.7% supporting the recall while 52.1% oppose. Support for the recall has been dropping precipitously over the past three weeks as Newsome has tied Larry Elder - the leading candidate to replace Newsom should the recall succeed - to Trump.

I wish the Democrats would do this nationwide and aggressively because they would be getting a lot more support than they are now for next year’s midterms. Alas, they continue bringing a spork to every knife fight…

In any case, I hope Newsom campaigns like he’s ten points behind, firing up voters to turn out to avoid any complacency.

The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is struggling, new California poll shows

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:27:57pm

re: #75 The Ghost of a Flea

Five Justices Did This Because They Could

Five Justices did that because they are Federalist Society hacks.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:29:18pm
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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:30:18pm

I just saw TFG Jr. referred to as “the Son of Scam” on Twitter and laughed my ass off.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:30:25pm

re: #71 A Cranky One

So the same folks who insist that asking about vaccination status is a HIPAA violation are now demanding people’s medical records to see if they’ve had an abortion?

We’re limited by the need to be consistent.
Fascists don’t worry about that at all. They just want control over the decent Americans that reject their evil movement.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:30:45pm

re: #97 Ace Rothstein

I just saw TFG Jr. referred to as “the Son of Scam” on Twitter and laughed my ass off.

I’m going to use that in replies to him.

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Citizen K  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:34:14pm

re: #75 The Ghost of a Flea

Five Justices Did This Because They Could

re: #95 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Five Justices did that because they are Federalist Society hacks.

I think in general, the point is that we need to stop assuming that these big acts are somehow desperate last gasps of a dying party that we just need to outlast to finally get over. This isn’t a desperate last act, this is a triumphant act of a party and movement that is seeing a way to finally drive a nail in the coffin of all its opposition. This is the act of a group that’s feeling ascendant and emboldened and, despite a recent big loss, sees a pathway to absolute, entrenched power. This was the first big test of that, and they succeeded by all bounds.

They’re not doing this because they’re desperate. They’re doing it because they can. They’re doing it because they don’t see a way we can stop them anymore.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:41:07pm

re: #5 Citizen K

This. The problem is that Biden can only do so much by fiat, especially since he’s going to be forced to play by rules Trump never had to. And we can barely pass much less controversial things with the Senate margins we have, much less eliminate the filibuster, much less expand the courts which would likely require the elimination of the filibuster in the first place.

We are institutionally roadblocked from almost all avenues of escape or address.

We would need a strong majority in the Senate to pass such an expansion, and I am skeptical about the long-term merits anyway. But in the here and now, such an expansion could be disastrous, with a 50-50 split in the Senate. McConnell will use every trick in his book to interfere with the process until there is a Republican president. If somehow he becomes Majority Leader, there will be no way to get another Democrat on the court. The only hope is for 2 of the GOP justices (preferably not Roberts who is not the worst) to leave the Court in the next couple months — and that is not a high probability event.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:46:16pm

Isn’t that nice that Mitch gave his Chatty Cathy Doll the script to speak!

Susan Collins disappointed that SCOTUS justices she supported didn’t halt ‘extreme and harmful’ Texas abortion law

Of fuck off you goddamned rubber stamp!

rawstory.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:46:46pm

re: #100 Citizen K

I think in general, the point is that we need to stop assuming that these big acts are somehow desperate last gasps of a dying party that we just need to outlast to finally get over. This isn’t a desperate last act, this is a triumphant act of a party and movement that is seeing a way to finally drive a nail in the coffin of all its opposition. This is the act of a group that’s feeling ascendant and emboldened and, despite a recent big loss, sees a pathway to absolute, entrenched power. This was the first big test of that, and they succeeded by all bounds.

They’re not doing this because they’re desperate. They’re doing it because they can. They’re doing it because they don’t see a way we can stop them anymore.

It took 90 years after Reconstruction ended to eliminate Jim Crow and restore civil rights to African Americans. We do not have 90 years to stop the evil that is being perpetrated by the GOP nationwide, with the enthusiastic assist from a corrupt Court, a Court as evil as the Taney Court and the Court that approved Plessey vs Ferguson.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:47:02pm

re: #79 No Malarkey!
LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:51:36pm
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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:52:09pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Sorry…but that idiot will always be associated with the letter Q. He doesn’t get to reinvent himself as a different kind of shaman…the fact that he still considers himself a shaman is bad enough.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:52:14pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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Until the QAnon Shaman advocates for government funding for mental health (after serving his prison sentence, natch), I will continue to refer to him with scorn and derision.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:55:21pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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Q boy took a dump in his diaper and now he has to live with it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:59:01pm

Beau rants about how many are trying to score political points after death of our soldiers in Afghanistan.

Let’s talk about something in American politics that needs to stop now….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:59:20pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 2, 2021 • 1:59:23pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gee, Albert Speer didn’t like being referred to as “Hitler’s architect” during the 36 years he lived after the collapse of the Third Reich, but the label seems to have stuck.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:00:34pm

We used to joke about Republican dreams of a 9-0 conservative Supreme Court being nothing more than a delusional fantasy.

Now, there’s a real possibility we could be looking at this in the next 15-30 years if serious changes aren’t made.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:02:39pm

re: #94 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Only 39% support recalling Newsom while 58% oppose.

538’s average has 43.7% supporting the recall while 52.1% oppose. Support for the recall has been dropping precipitously over the past three weeks as Newsome has tied Larry Elder - the leading candidate to replace Newsom should the recall succeed - to Trump.

I wish the Democrats would do this nationwide and aggressively because they would be getting a lot more support than they are now for next year’s midterms. Alas, they continue bringing a spork to every knife fight…

In any case, I hope Newsom campaigns like he’s ten points behind, firing up voters to turn out to avoid any complacency.

The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is struggling, new California poll shows

The return of ballots has been running at a very high rate, which bodes well for Newsome.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:06:25pm

Number of people in the ICU and on ventilators down today in Kentucky, probably because a bunch of them died.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:11:22pm

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.
cnbc.com

The moo variant is controllable because it responds to Udder Butter.

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:12:06pm

So very sorry for the loss of lives in the NE and LA because of Ida.

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sagehen  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:13:51pm

re: #116 prairiefire

So very sorry for the loss of lives in the NE and LA because of Ida.

but you’re not sorry about the people Ida killed in NY and NJ?!?

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:15:12pm

re: #117 sagehen

but you’re not sorry about the people Ida killed in NY and NJ?!?

I meant New England, not Nebraska.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:18:47pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.
cnbc.com

The moo variant is controllable because it responds to Udder Butter.

I had an extremely smart, extremely cute, coworker named “Mu,” until my Chinese director told her she was expected to be able to take abuse because she’s Chinese.

It was very kind of her to just leave rather than suing us.

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A Cranky One  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:22:59pm

re: #118 prairiefire

I meant New England, not Nebraska.

Tragically it will get worse as time goes by. I fear hearing of hospitals running out of oxygen and generator fuel and emergency services breakdown. I suspect it will be a while before we know the true toll

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:23:34pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.
cnbc.com

The moo variant is controllable because it responds to Udder Butter.

LOL. More seriously, they always say that early on. It’s never a problem until it is a problem.

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:24:13pm

The first flash flood warning in NYC everre: #120 A Cranky One

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EPR-radar  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:24:40pm

re: #121 Rightwingconspirator

LOL. More seriously, they always say that early on. It’s never a problem until it is a problem.

Which bad faith right wingers will spin into arguments about how Fauci is lying.

I am so very tired of these pitiful excuses for people. They are a stain on humanity.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:24:46pm

re: #120 A Cranky One

Tragically it will get worse as time goes by. I fear hearing of hospitals running out of oxygen and generator fuel and emergency services breakdown. I suspect it will be a while before we know the true toll

Peripheral deaths include 2 Alabama linemen, both 19 yrs old, who were electrocuted restoring power after a spin-off storm.

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:25:52pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Those linemen are heroes, always have been.

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darthstar  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:26:25pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.
cnbc.com

The moo variant is controllable because it responds to Udder Butter.

Thanks un-vaccinated assholes:

“This variant has a constellation of mutations that suggests that it would evade certain antibodies, not only monoclonal antibodies, but vaccine- and convalescent serum-induced antibodies,” Fauci said. “But there isn’t a lot of clinical data to suggest that, it is mostly laboratory in-vitro data.”

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A Cranky One  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:27:32pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.
cnbc.com

The moo variant is controllable because it responds to Udder Butter.

Devin Nunes will sue the moo variant. That will solve the problem.

Edit to fix typo

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:28:44pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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And NO to all his requests.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:28:58pm

re: #123 EPR-radar

Which bad faith right wingers will spin into argument about how Fauci is lying.

I am so very tired of these pitiful excuses for people. They are a stain on humanity.

Those guys will always be those guys. She said it right. Deplorables.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:32:57pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Peripheral deaths include 2 Alabama linemen, both 19 yrs old, who were electrocuted restoring power after a spin-off storm.

I saw they were contractors with Pike Energy.
Gotta say, I thought it might be Pike before I read the news article yesterday.

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William Lewis  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:34:04pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Peripheral deaths include 2 Alabama linemen, both 19 yrs old, who were electrocuted restoring power after a spin-off storm.

Never been a safe job…

50 years later, ‘Kiss of Life’ photo still stops people in their tracks

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:35:02pm

It’s probably just me,
but I wonder about the programming-foo
of any major news website
that can’t find the letter µ .

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ckkatz  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:35:33pm

Looks like LawHawk’s tweet and, likely, those of others, have helped move Mike Dunford’s view of yesterday’s SCOTUS decision:

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Dave In Austin  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:35:35pm

How it it that if I said this shit I’d be toast.

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:35:40pm

There’s a good film with Edward G Robinson, early black and white. Showing the perils of the job, they are still the same.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:35:47pm

re: #125 prairiefire

BTW just sent ya a follow from @TheManksy

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:36:06pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw they were contractors with Pike Energy.
Gotta say, I thought it might be Pike before I read the news article yesterday.

May I ask why you thought it was Pike?

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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:36:40pm

re: #136 Rightwingconspirator

Thanks, I’ll follow back

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:38:16pm

re: #134 Dave In Austin

I wish these assholes would stop using “white working class” as code for conservatives.

I’m a white worker who as a matter of fact works very hard to look after my family and can’t stand the fucking Republicans.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:38:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:38:49pm

re: #134 Dave In Austin

How it it that if I said this shit I’d be toast.

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BeachDem  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:39:01pm

Looking back to where the heartbeat bullshit started (in Ohio, the “heart” of it all.)

Ten fucking years ago:

Michael Gonidakis wants to ban all abortions, but the executive director of Ohio Right to Life knows it doesn’t help his cause to fight for bills that he says have no chance of being upheld by the federal courts….”Unfortunately the court has ruled that states can place limitations on post-viability abortions, but pre-viability there can be zero restrictions,” Gonidakis said, adding that the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, with two recent appointments from President Obama, would not reverse that. “We certainly don’t want the courts to reaffirm Roe (v Wade) with a decision in Ohio…”

There’s a reason Texas and other right-wing States haven’t dared to pass such a ridiculous law—it’s patently unconstitutional. And an unconstitutional law is no law at all.

plunderbund.com

So we did know then what we know now—we just didn’t scream loud enough about how important the Supreme Court was. (I screamed myself hoarse, as far back as 2004, but my voice just echoed in the abyss.)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:39:23pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw they were contractors with Pike Energy.
Gotta say, I thought it might be Pike before I read the news article yesterday.

Is that a private company? I thought it was referring to Pike County, about 40 miles from here.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:40:35pm

re: #134 Dave In Austin

How it it that if I said this shit I’d be toast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:40:41pm

re: #137 Eclectic Cyborg

May I ask why you thought it was Pike?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:42:19pm

re: #143 Decatur Deb

Is that a private company? I thought it was referring to Pike County, a bout 40 miles from here.

No, they worked for Pike Energy, a company that contracted with the local utility down there

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:42:57pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw they were contractors with Pike Energy.
Gotta say, I thought it might be Pike before I read the news article yesterday.

Pike always answers the call when Alabama needs disaster assistance with power restoration. I see a lot of their crews during those times, always.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:43:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:43:39pm

re: #147 BlueSpotinAL

Pike always answers the call when Alabama needs disaster assistance with power restoration. I see a lot of their crews during those times, always.

Pike answers calls EVERYWHERE

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:45:47pm

A fetus at six weeks with a heartbeat can’t live outside the womb anymore than the fetus without lungs yet.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:50:51pm

The Texas Democratic legislators walk out didn’t stop the Texas voter suppression bill from passing, however, the final bill did end up being less bad than what they were going to pass. With the end to legal abortions there, Texas Republicans might face a backlash that sweeps many of them out of power, I hope. Obviously they will try gerrymandering to protect themselves, but since all the population gain was among nonwhites, gerrymandering only goes so far. vox.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:52:17pm
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:52:51pm
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William Lewis  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:52:58pm

And to go in a different direction, Yes has released another new single:

YES - Dare To Know (Official Video)

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A Mom Anon  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:53:39pm

re: #150 Ace Rothstein

I can guarantee you the men(and it’s likely always men, with help from women of privilege) who write these horrid laws have literally zero understanding of bodily functions, especially of women. Let alone the gestation time and how a fertilized egg goes from embryo to fetus to ready to be born at around 40 weeks. Hell, there are women who don’t understand this process, I’ve met a couple. Until they can pass a biology 101 class they need to just stfu. Unfortunately they won’t do that until some major shit changes in the US.

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A Cranky One  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:55:26pm

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ckkatz  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:55:58pm

I think that we already know the answers. But it’s still fun to hear the questions asked out loud:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:56:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:59:37pm
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Mattand  Sep 2, 2021 • 2:59:42pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

I need to get off of the web. These pictures are really freaking me out. These are roads and landmarks I’m at all the time and it’s just nuts how bad this all is.

I’m currently playing a PS4 game called The Last of US, Part 2. Think The Walking Dead, only more intense and gut-wrenching. The majority of the game takes place in a post-apocalypse Seattle, where much of the streets have been turned into raging rivers due to infrastructure collapse.

These photos look at like this. If I have my bearings right, that’s the Green Lane Bridge, which leads into the Manayunk neighborhood It was a mill town with a canal that became part of Philly in the 1854 consolidation. It’s notoriously flood-prone. I cannot imagine what the section of the city looks like now.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:00:33pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

As a Republican told us, rapists are just giving women a gift from God.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:03:57pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

No. They get rewarded $10K for snitching on the woman they raped if she gets an abortion.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:04:17pm

Santa was an anti-vaxxer, and now he is dead from Covid. sorryantivaxxer.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:07:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:09:15pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:12:54pm

re: #153 DodgerFan1988

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Here it is, in the Journal Constitution:
Former district attorney in Ahmaud Arbery case indicted

A Glynn County grand jury on Thursday handed up a criminal indictment against former district attorney Jackie Johnson for her handling of the aftermath of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing.

Johnson is charged with obstruction of a police officer, which is a misdemeanor. On the day of the shooting, she allegedly told two Glynn County police officers not to arrest Travis McMichael, the man who shot and killed Arbery, the indictment said.

Johnson is also indicted for allegedly violating her oath of office, a felony, for “showing favor and affection” to Greg McMichael, who is Travis McMichael’s father and is also charged in the case. Johnson failed “to treat Ahmaud Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity,” the indictment states.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:15:52pm

re: #163 No Malarkey!

Santa was an anti-vaxxer, and now he is dead from Covid. sorryantivaxxer.com

Let me guess: He stole Ivermectin from the Reindeer supplies too.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:19:43pm
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Orange Impostor  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:19:55pm

re: #162 Ace Rothstein

No. They get rewarded $10K for snitching on the woman they raped if she gets an abortion.

Any bets on how long before these extremists offer $10K for the torching of a clinic or murder of a doctor?

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:21:07pm

re: #166 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Here it is, in the Journal Constitution:
Former district attorney in Ahmaud Arbery case indicted

Excellent news. Prosecutors never get called out for their miscarriages of justice. The only other example I know of was in the case of Duke lacrosse players, and that was only because the prosecutor went after rich white boys whose parents could afford very good lawyers.

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steve_davis  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:22:58pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Peripheral deaths include 2 Alabama linemen, both 19 yrs old, who were electrocuted restoring power after a spin-off storm.

starting lineup? //

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sagehen  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:25:52pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:30:08pm
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Florida Panhandler  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:37:41pm

re: #100 Citizen K

I think in general, the point is that we need to stop assuming that these big acts are somehow desperate last gasps of a dying party that we just need to outlast to finally get over. This isn’t a desperate last act, this is a triumphant act of a party and movement that is seeing a way to finally drive a nail in the coffin of all its opposition. This is the act of a group that’s feeling ascendant and emboldened and, despite a recent big loss, sees a pathway to absolute, entrenched power. This was the first big test of that, and they succeeded by all bounds.

They’re not doing this because they’re desperate. They’re doing it because they can. They’re doing it because they don’t see a way we can stop them anymore.

South Africa collapsed in large part to international scorn and an organized opposition within and outside the country. Our right wing wishes to turn us into another South Africa where an entrenched minority calls all the shots due to structural realities of our Constitution and state governments.

Should the right wing’s plans come to fruition there would be little to no protests within the country as local police will actively suppress them with the aid of Oathkeepers, Proud boys, etc. These terrorist gangs would see their ranks swell as the bottom feeders flock to the victor’s side helped by direct red state government support as they see their chance to finally get revenge against intellectuals, minorities, women, academics, artists and actors and anyone else deemed the enemy.

There would also be just limited opposition outside the US as various EU and other countries also have their own building fascist problems with countries like Germany seeing a frightening resurgence of right wing evil. The demographic reality is not the automatic block against this fascist movement taking control. And the lack of street protests or crowds filling the DC Mall this very moment shows that people are either in denial about what is coming or too disinterested and distracted to care.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:39:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:43:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:44:18pm
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prairiefire  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:44:56pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

The little one goes back to make sure he got them all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:48:20pm
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ckkatz  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:48:49pm

I believe that Kyle Griffin is a producer on Lawrence O’Donnell’s “The Last Word”

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:50:36pm

re: #172 sagehen

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This would be an excellent opportunity for the women’s march, if the group hadn’t dissolved like it did.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:51:42pm
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ckkatz  Sep 2, 2021 • 3:59:11pm

Here’s David Frum’s (A Never-Trumper Republican) take:
(TL;DR He thinks that the Texas Repugnants have essentially shot themselves in he foot.)

From the article:

History never repeats itself. But there’s already compelling evidence that Texas Republicans understand how detested their new abortion law will soon be—not only in New York City and Los Angeles, but also in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth. They took the precaution of preceding the nation’s most restrictive abortion law with one of the nation’s most suppressive voting laws. It’s as if they could foresee what Texas would do to them if all qualified Texans could vote. But the Texas voting law only impedes voting; it does not prevent it. The 2020 election showed that voter suppression can only do so much to protect a sufficiently unpopular incumbent.

Texas Republicans Got What They Wanted. They Might Regret It.
theatlantic.com

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Belafon  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:00:05pm

Balloon Juice notes that our tasks are to get the voting rights bills through Congress:

balloon-juice.com

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:05:35pm

It is interesting that not one Texas Republican in congress has gone on Fox to spike the football after this big “win.” More interestingly, Fox hasn’t mentioned anything about the abortion case since a 20-second piece at 5 AM this morning. I guess the dog caught the car.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:09:03pm

New episode of What We do in the Shadows tonight on FX; very funny show.

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JC1  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:11:22pm

re: #188 Belafon

Balloon Juice notes that our tasks are to get the voting rights bills through Congress:

balloon-juice.com

Or, you know, do what Stacey Abrams did in Georgia and organize registration and getting out the vote.
The federal government will not save us from this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:14:10pm
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mmmirele  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:20:59pm

re: #103 Hecuba’s daughter

It took 90 years after Reconstruction ended to eliminate Jim Crow and restore civil rights to African Americans. We do not have 90 years to stop the evil that is being perpetrated by the GOP nationwide, with the enthusiastic assist from a corrupt Court, a Court as evil as the Taney Court and the Court that approved Plessey vs Ferguson.

Just going to point out that the anti-abortion crowd uses Dred Scott as a reason why Roe should be overturned. “They were wrong on Blacks being slaves and they’re wrong today about embryos and fetuses.”

I’m not saying don’t use Dred Scott. Instead, flip it around on the anti-abortion people and point out that they are enslaving women and our bodies to their theological belief system. Not only that, they come unglued if you talk about vasectomies for men, because that’s just wrong. It’s unnatural for men to have to lock it up, apparently.

I’m also that woman who will bluntly tell anti-abortion people that I don’t get my morals from guys who had a procedure to shuffle child rapists around or guys who hide child sex abuse in their churches. I just DON’T.

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sagehen  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:28:36pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:34:19pm
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:37:19pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Damn that sucks

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:39:32pm

re: #191 JC1

Or, you know, do what Stacey Abrams did in Georgia and organize registration and getting out the vote.
The federal government will not save us from this.

The two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Try both.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:40:10pm

Food prep related news for those of you who are interested.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:42:46pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:44:20pm

re: #198 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Very nice. On a foodie note, for those of you who like spicy food (any lovers of Momofuku here might take note), Mrs. Fish and I found two new things that might tickle your fancies: Flatiron Pepper Company, which makes flavored blends of pepper flakes (including one named “I can’t feel my face” which is a blend of Carolina Reapers, ghost peppers, habaneros, and something else), and Samyang Spicy Korean Ramen. They have a regular spicy (black package) and 2x spicy (red package); the 2x spicy is probably the hottest thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. However, the quality of the instant noodles is AMAZING and the flavor is really good, besides just being melt-your-face-off hot.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:46:13pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:49:09pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes. That is the flooded edition of the Vine Street Expressway. The Franklin Institute is that building in the background.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:50:10pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:50:23pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spoken like a man who clearly doesn’t have any female relatives (or relations).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:52:53pm

Tax settlement, which the executives will personally pay, may be the largest in history

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:54:36pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 2, 2021 • 4:57:03pm

The more information that comes out about this clown fiesta, the worse they look. And I literally didn’t think that possible.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 2, 2021 • 5:02:38pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 2, 2021 • 5:07:45pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 2, 2021 • 5:11:29pm
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