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1
Rightwingconspirator  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:30:36pm

“Trump claims”. It ain’t so.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:33:04pm

re: #141 Juan Carlos Mescalero

After I got locked out for a week I insulted a Proud Boy post and got locked out again.
I targeted a Nazi. I guess it’s bad form.
I might have my account up by the weekend.
Maybe. I seriously question the worth of it.
I got an account smoked for saying less than Stonekettle does.
Like this.

I got thrown off Twitter for less.
But then again, who the fuck am I?

Vicious Babushka got suspended from Twitter for “breaking the rules” but Twitter never bothered to explain which rule in particular. After checking all of VB’s Tweets on the day of the suspension, I have concluded it may have had something to do with calling Tomi Lahren “Gestapo Barbie” and then getting mass reported by her gang of brownshirts.

Liddle Pie Overlord never replies or quote-Tweets Trumporrhoids, just takes a screenshot.

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Jay C  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:37:09pm

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

Vicious Babushka got suspended from Twitter for “breaking the rules” but Twitter never bothered to explain which rule in particular. After checking all of VB’s Tweets on the day of the suspension, I have concluded it may have had something to do with calling Tomi Lahren “Gestapo Barbie” and then getting mass reported by her gang of brownshirts.

Liddle Pie Overlord never replies or quote-Tweets Trumporrhoids, just takes a screenshot.

Good thing The Pie Overlord doesn’t coordinate with Vicious Babushka much….
😜

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No Malarkey!  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:41:48pm

This is huge. Exactly what we need to end the pandemic. Thank you Mr. President!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:42:45pm
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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:47:29pm

Watching an interesting Sikh historical war movie (Kesari) on Amazon prime.
“Rachit Gupta of The Times of India gave Kesari four stars out of five, praising its “technical brilliance, intricate writing and thundering performances”
Some Muslim reviewers panned it as overly Hindu nationalist.
en.wikipedia.org

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:48:13pm

re: #6 jaunte

Watching an interesting Sikh historical war movie (Kesari) on Amazon prime.
“Rachit Gupta of The Times of India gave Kesari four stars out of five, praising its “technical brilliance, intricate writing and thundering performances”
Some Muslim reviewers panned it as overly Hindu nationalist.
en.wikipedia.org

Ooh, I like the sound of that.

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:49:21pm

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

Great landscapes!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:49:34pm

At least a further 10 people may have been injured when a getaway car slammed into a light rail commuter train

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We all walks this ways  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:49:56pm

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

“Targeted harassment” was why THREE of my accounts were smoked.

I suggested a goon with two sidearms, another pistol in his back belt, a fistful of keys and a chain drive wallet might trip and shoot himself.
Poof. Gone.
And another good one was a self proclaimed “Christian” who spewed filth and I called him a fake ass Christian who should pray there is no hell…..poof.

The third I deserved.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:50:59pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:54:45pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:55:28pm
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We all walks this ways  Sep 9, 2021 • 6:58:36pm

Oh noooosssss…..

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:05:22pm

Trump will say whatever fawning thing his audience wants to hear, and they will pretend that by pandering to them exclusively he’s being brave and iconoclastic.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:07:38pm

WTAF

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:08:36pm

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

Ooh, I like the sound of that.

And today I learned:

The chotta Chakkar or chakram (the small ring) is a steel ring, 5 - 12 inches in diameter of varying thickness. When used in battle, it usually has a sharp outer edge, but for ceremonial purposes, the outer edge is left blunt. It is classified as a quoit-type weapon which is thrown or hurled, either by being released after being twirled around the smooth inside edge by the forefinger (a favourite Sikh method) or released frisbee-like or discus style. It has an effective range of 40 to 50 metres.

From about the 16th century onwards, it seems to be a weapon exclusively used by the Sikh military. Used in volley fire fashion by trained footmen in the centuries before Britain imposed its rule, it continued to be a viable part of the Sikh inventory at least in part as late as the 19th century. George Cameron Stone, writing in 1934 of a Sikh military exhibition he had witnessed many years prior, described the skilled use of the weapon from a distance of 50 metres, where trained warriors struck an archery-like target and usually hit their mark.
sikhiwiki.org

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:09:46pm

re: #16 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

Same fucker:

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:09:49pm

The Sikh soldiers in Kesari each have a chakram bound into their turbans.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:10:36pm

re: #16 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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He needs to fuck right the fuck off to fuck off mountain.

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:11:31pm

re: #16 The Pie Overlord!

From the famous Confederate family of Lovasco.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:14:04pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:14:52pm

re: #22 Dave In Austin

I’m going to have nightmares just knowing that thing exists.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:17:37pm

re: #18 The Pie Overlord!

Danny’s is better.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:18:10pm

Another bold vaccine mandate!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:18:55pm

re: #23 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I’m going to have nightmares just knowing that thing exists.

This RealDoll thing has gotten too weird.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:19:46pm

T-shirt:

“Nurses can’t fix stupid, but we can sedate it.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:20:36pm
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plansbandc  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:28:40pm

re: #10 Juan Carlos Mescalero

My only stint in twitter jail was telling Maggs to fuck off.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:28:41pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:31:23pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:33:15pm
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darthstar  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:37:26pm

re: #10 Juan Carlos Mescalero

“Targeted harassment” was why THREE of my accounts were smoked.

I suggested a goon with two sidearms, another pistol in his back belt, a fistful of keys and a chain drive wallet might trip and shoot himself.
Poof. Gone.
And another good one was a self proclaimed “Christian” who spewed filth and I called him a fake ass Christian who should pray there is no hell…..poof.

The third I deserved.

That’s what they accused me of as well. Decided to let the expulsion stand instead of getting a new account. Now when I do click a tweet I get notified my account’s suspended, unless I open it in a private window. I feel a lot better now that I’m off Twitter and honestly have no intention of returning.

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:37:59pm

Texas Republican surprises with a walk-on role as a mullah in Kesari.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:38:36pm

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

Vicious Babushka got suspended from Twitter for “breaking the rules” but Twitter never bothered to explain which rule in particular. After checking all of VB’s Tweets on the day of the suspension, I have concluded it may have had something to do with calling Tomi Lahren “Gestapo Barbie” and then getting mass reported by her gang of brownshirts.

Liddle Pie Overlord never replies or quote-Tweets Trumporrhoids, just takes a screenshot.

@jerk suspended me for 14 days because I replied to Tomi Lahren calling her Axis Sally. On top of that @jerk blocked me from reporting offensive Tweets.

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darthstar  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:40:05pm

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:42:09pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:48:07pm
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A Cranky One  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:50:48pm

Want.

Paint Antifa Vax force on the side.

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mmmirele  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:52:46pm

Two of my coworkers are down with COVID. So yeah, we are short handed. I do not know if either were vaccinated, but a person who works more closely with one of them said that she didn’t think he would get vaccinated.

I don’t know if my evil too big to fail employer is going to mandate vaccines, but maybe if people refuse, they should have to pay more in health insurance? Just a thought.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:53:48pm

Question: Is there any way SCOTUS could fuck with Bidens vaccine requirement for federal workers?

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austin_blue  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:54:07pm

re: #22 Dave In Austin

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Why the long face?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:56:04pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: Is there any way SCOTUS could fuck with Bidens vaccine requirement for federal workers?

It only takes the 5 assholes to stop Biden. And they will.

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darthstar  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:57:02pm

re: #39 A Cranky One

Want.

Paint Antifa Vax force on the side.

They’re auctioning off the collection as a single lot together. That sucks.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:57:19pm

re: #40 mmmirele

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 7:59:14pm

re: #43 JOE 🥓

It only takes the 5 assholes to stop Biden. And they will.

If they do, it will be an obvious sham. I don’t know if they’d be that bold right now, so soon after Texas. They might not even be OK with the Republican party’s propagandists talking their marks into mass-suicide as a political ploy. They’re supposed to take a longer view, and being a death cult is not a good long-term plan.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:00:46pm

Remember when Republicans said that Obamacare would trigger death panels?

And now look at the situation in those Xtian Red states where the ERs are overflowing…and those hospitals are at the breaking point where they WILL trigger death panels!

I still have memories of hospital review panels that were set up before Medicare covered dialysis and kidney transplants. They had “Ethics Panels” deciding who would get access to dialysis machines. They WERE death panels…

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A Cranky One  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:02:11pm

re: #44 darthstar

They’re auctioning off the collection as a single lot together. That sucks.

Damn. Garage is too small for that.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:02:39pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: Is there any way SCOTUS could fuck with Bidens vaccine requirement for federal workers?

They will fuck with Biden…until a couple of them wind up on respirators…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:03:23pm

Thread

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:03:51pm

re: #48 A Cranky One

Damn. Garage is too small for that.

You put them in a warehouse, sell off the ones you feel OK about parting with, and then build a bigger garage for the ones you keep. No problem.

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Mattand  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:03:55pm

re: #40 mmmirele

Two of my coworkers are down with COVID. So yeah, we are short handed. I do not know if either were vaccinated, but a person who works more closely with one of them said that she didn’t think he would get vaccinated.

I don’t know if my evil too big to fail employer is going to mandate vaccines, but maybe if people refuse, they should have to pay more in health insurance? Just a thought.

I’m cool with them getting fucking fired.

I only caught clips of Biden’s speech today, but it appeared to the be the diplomatic version of “Okay, you fucking spread necks, everyone here in non-crazy America is sick of your fucking bullshit.”

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Mattand  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:07:02pm

re: #49 JOE 🥓

They will fuck with Biden…until a couple of them wind up on respirators…

Barnett probably came down with it at her White House nomination party last year* when Needy Amin and half his staff came down with it.

It would not surprise me to learn 15 years from now that Barnett infected the entire SCOTUS and it was kept hush-hush.

*Christ, that was barely a year ago. Feels like three or four.

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A Cranky One  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:08:09pm

re: #51 Punish Domestic Terrorists

You put them in a warehouse, sell off the ones you feel OK about parting with, and then build a bigger garage for the ones you keep. No problem.

Other than getting Mrs Cranky to agree. 😉

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:08:48pm

The Daily Miracle:

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:11:30pm

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

The Daily Miracle:

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WOW!

That is a beautiful picture!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:12:03pm

Local hospital admin can’t get through an interview without crying. Talkn’ Huie Long here, not Little Mary Sunshine.

“I have a hospital full of people this morning that if they had a redo, they would take it,” Johnson said as he urged the community to ignore the conspiracy theories on social media and to think about themselves and the people around them.

Navy medical team deploys to Dale Medical Center to assist in COVID-19 battle
dothaneagle.com

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Dave In Austin  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:13:53pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:16:45pm

I think this Tweet is breaking the rules. I mean, you or I would get suspended for it.
EDIT: Putting in private tags.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:18:44pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:21:47pm

re: #54 A Cranky One

Other than getting Mrs Cranky to agree. 😉

It’s easier to beg for forgiveness than for permission. ;)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:22:58pm
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Belafon  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:23:10pm
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A Cranky One  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:24:24pm

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:24:40pm

re: #59 The Pie Overlord!

I think this Tweet is breaking the rules. I mean, you or I would get suspended for it.

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Pisses me off @jerk blocks me from reporting that threat. Mandel is fucking dangerous!

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gocart mozart  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:28:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:29:13pm

Stuart is not only a wizard of photo enhancement, he knows how to slap down an asshole:

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:31:26pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Not one monument should have went up which celebrated the traitorous Confederacy. It’s appalling that this is even still a controversy. I’m so glad Trump is out of the White House because he’s nothing but a traitor himself.

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:32:30pm

re: #66 gocart mozart

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Citizen K  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:34:09pm

re: #66 gocart mozart

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plansbandc  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:36:28pm

re: #68 Patricia Kayden

First “president” who absolutely loathed the people of the United States. He hates our country.

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Jay C  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:37:59pm

re: #53 Mattand

Barnett probably came down with it at her White House nomination party last year* when Needy Amin and half his staff came down with it.

It would not surprise me to learn 15 years from now that Barnett infected the entire SCOTUS and it was kept hush-hush.

*Christ, that was barely a year ago. Feels like three or four.

Yeah, the anniversary of the late lamented RBG’s passing will be [checks calendar] in 9 days.

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gocart mozart  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:39:10pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:42:57pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:45:30pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:48:33pm

Greetings from Lincoln, NE, resting for the last leg of my road trip to northern Michigan, I’ll be back in Colorado tomorrow evening.

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Guess what? My friend I visited in northern Michigan is now “addicted” (his words) to this here fine website. I helped him with some computer shopping (and dryer shopping [and dryer destroying]) so now he has a desktop computer for the first time in fuckin’ forever. I’m happy to report that he’s been clicking on the Random Trump Tweet Generator and somehow it still works.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:48:49pm

re: #75 EstebanTornado1963

Someone get him a balloon while the adults are trying to fix things.

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EstebanTornado1963  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:51:08pm

re: #77 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Eric the midget reference?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:51:19pm

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Citizen K  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:53:35pm

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

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Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:53:49pm

re: #78 EstebanTornado1963

Eric the midget reference?

Real Genius.

MITCH
Are you expecting him or…

KENT
Sure. Can I get you something? A balloon?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:56:56pm

sorryantivaxxer.com

Donald P Tice, Anchorage, AK. I’ll just let Donald tell you.

Well, I guess our paranoid bullshit is legit. Thanks for you help, Donald, but we would have settled for you getting the shot.

Correction: Donald died last November so he couldn’t have gotten the shot. Still proved our bullshit was legit, though.
(h/t Punish Domestic Terrorists)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:58:05pm

re: #75 EstebanTornado1963

I just got my timeout as I called him a scumbag.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 9, 2021 • 8:59:13pm

re: #82 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

sorryantivaxxer.com

Donald P Tice, Anchorage, AK. I’ll just let Donald tell you.

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Well, I guess our paranoid bullshit is legit. Thanks for you help, Donald, but we would have settled for you getting the shot.

That’s the guy who died last November. He couldn’t have gotten the shot.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:00:32pm

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

Singing horse from Top Secret

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:02:57pm

re: #84 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That’s the guy who died last November. He couldn’t have gotten the shot.

Then sorryantivaxxer is being deceitful not putting the date on the death notice. He was a covid denier, but there was no vaxx to be anti last November.

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:03:44pm
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austin_blue  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:04:57pm

so tampa bay beat dallas by a field goal in the waning seconds

more brain cells were killed during the game by head to head collisions, but we do not want to talk about that

maybe next week?

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No Malarkey!  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:04:59pm

re: #84 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That’s the guy who died last November. He couldn’t have gotten the shot.

He wouldn’t have though; just look at him.

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EstebanTornado1963  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:05:36pm

re: #81 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Gotcha.Great Movie.
Eric the midget was a wackpacker on the Howard Stern Show

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EstebanTornado1963  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:07:18pm

re: #83 Punish Domestic Terrorists

You should’ve called for insurrection, @jerk don’t mind that.
But the snowflakes freak out when you say mean things.

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:09:03pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:11:54pm

re: #92 Belafon

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What changed for Manchin?

It’s called...a bribe from Charles Koch…

Obama only had LIEberman stabbing him in the back all the time.

Joe has Manchin and Sinema double teaming the knives.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:13:44pm

re: #75 EstebanTornado1963

It’s on brand though. Supervillains never follow OSHA anyway. High platforms all over the place, no rails. Or rails that guys can easily fall over.

:

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William Lewis  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:20:20pm

As for the claim in the OP, this all I have to say to TFG:

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austin_blue  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:24:15pm

I’m out.

I’ve been looking at a site that is going crazy over the removal of Bobby Lee’s Statue from the Boulevard of Confederate Heroes in Richmond. It’s all bullshit

Lee was a traitor to his country, a Mass Murderer, a vicious slaveowner to his property.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:29:06pm

re: #95 William Lewis

As for the claim in the OP, this all I have to say to TFG:

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I remember reading about a study that compared local folklore and family legends about losses to Sherman’s army with the actual progress of his army. It found a majority of the stories involved locations that Sherman’s troops were not likely to have visited. Sherman atrocity/family loss stories that could be pinpointed geographically were an average of 60 miles from his known and documented line of march. He had the exalted status of boogeyman to generations of rural southern whites.

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teleskiguy  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:35:31pm

My friend in Michigan gave me a petoskey stone he polished himself as a gift to my mother. He found a *really* big one on a job site yesterday.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:38:46pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:42:41pm

re: #92 Belafon

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What changed? The “bipartisan” bill made it out of the Senate and received an almost guaranteed vote in the House, so Joe figures he’s already covered his ass on infrastructure and is now scared shitless about “THE DEFICIT!!!”

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BeachDem  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:45:30pm

re: #97 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I remember reading about a study that compared local folklore and family legends about losses to Sherman’s army with the actual progress of his army. It found a majority of the stories involved locations that Sherman’s troops not likely to have visited. Sherman atrocity/family loss stories that could be pinpointed geographically were an average of 60 miles from his known and documented line of march. He had the exalted status of boogeyman to generations of rural southern whites.

Well, he was definitely in Columbia, SC. And I always liked staying at the old Clarion Hotel.

On February 17, 1865, the soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake.

After spending a month in Savannah, Sherman headed north to tear the Confederacy into smaller pieces. The Yankee soldiers took particular delight in carrying the war to South Carolina, the symbol of the rebellion. It was the first state to secede and the site of Fort Sumter, where South Carolinians fired on the Federal garrison to start the war in April 1861. When Confederate General Wade Hampton’s cavalry evacuated Columbia, the capital was open to Sherman’s men…Sherman claimed that the raging fires were started by evacuating Confederates and fanned by high winds. He later wrote: “Though I never ordered it and never wished it, I have never shed any tears over the event, because I believe that it hastened what we all fought for, the end of the War.”

history.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:48:06pm

But realistically, what’s got Joe’s nethers in a bind is the pay-for in the reconciliation bill, namely tax increases on the upper brackets of the tax code, people who are whispering dark little threats in Joe’s ear about how they’re gonna dump mountains of dark money into the WV Senate race in ‘24 unless he makes those tax increases go away. So he’s trying to drag down the total cost of the bill in order to argue that the tax increases are “unnecessary” and the money can be found under the couch cushions.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:50:42pm

re: #101 BeachDem

Well, he was definitely in Columbia, SC. And I always liked staying at the old Clarion Hotel.

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On February 17, 1865, the soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake.

After spending a month in Savannah, Sherman headed north to tear the Confederacy into smaller pieces. The Yankee soldiers took particular delight in carrying the war to South Carolina, the symbol of the rebellion. It was the first state to secede and the site of Fort Sumter, where South Carolinians fired on the Federal garrison to start the war in April 1861. When Confederate General Wade Hampton’s cavalry evacuated Columbia, the capital was open to Sherman’s men…Sherman claimed that the raging fires were started by evacuating Confederates and fanned by high winds. He later wrote: “Though I never ordered it and never wished it, I have never shed any tears over the event, because I believe that it hastened what we all fought for, the end of the War.”

history.com

Meanwhile, people 60 miles away will claim he torched the local Methodist church and looted the distillery, which would at least confirm that he had his priorities straight.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:53:15pm

Why is Andrew Yang trending on Twitter?

So is TOOLSI going to join him?

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Targetpractice  Sep 9, 2021 • 9:56:40pm

re: #104 JOE 🥓

Why is Andrew Yang trending on Twitter?

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So is TOOLSI going to join him?

One of the constant of politics is the media is forever in search of that one candidate who will finally make a third party viable in American politics. They spend the time between presidential elections talking incessently about how this person or that one will be the candidate who finally breaks the dam and begins the flood of third parties in America…and then they perform so terribly that they barely get above 2% and it’s back to “Well, maybe this guy will be the one!”

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:00:16pm

So, I wake up here in Europe this morning and see President Biden has rolled out vaccine mandates - and of course, the RWNJs are losing their shit, which was to be expected.

President Biden said, “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” which means, “We showed you where the bathroom was and yet somehow, you still shit the bed” when I run that through the Anger Translator.

Good and I’m glad that Biden did this. As for the anti-vaxxers, let them howl in their impotent rage.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:02:48pm

re: #11 Dread Pirate Ron

The worldometer daily death counts from Florida are meaningless for purposes of tracking what’s going on, but Florida does report total deaths a couple times a week, so I pay attention to the deaths per million. They were always well behind my state Illinois; but then a week ago or so I suddenly noticed that the rate had passed us. We tend to creep up by 1-4 a day. Yesterday Florida was at 2,187 — and today? — the number is 2,248, as a consequence of the retroactive updates. If this continues, it may challenge some of the East Coast states whose high numbers reflect the devastation of the first wave, before we knew how to deal with treating the pandemic.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:03:16pm

re: #93 JOE 🥓

What changed for Manchin?

It’s called...a bribe from Charles Koch…

Obama only had LIEberman stabbing him in the back all the time.

Joe has Manchin and Sinema double teaming the knives.

You know… we have all sorts of things to say about RWNJs making shit up. I kind of wish you (and others) would provide some evidence when you say this kind of thing.

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BeachDem  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:04:01pm

Speaking of REALLY BAD IDEAS…

The five-week competition series, produced by Global Citizen and co-hosted by Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Julianne Hough, will feature six activists competing against each other to promote health, educational or environmental causes, the network’s press release stated. It’s set to premiere on CBS on Oct. 22.

“The activists will compete in missions, media stunts, digital campaigns and community events aimed at garnering the attention of the world’s most powerful decision-makers, demanding action, now,” the release said.

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Targetpractice  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:06:00pm

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

So, I wake up here in Europe this morning and see President Biden has rolled out vaccine mandates - and of course, the RWNJs are losing their shit, which was to be expected.

President Biden said, “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” which means, “We showed you where the bathroom was and yet somehow, you still shit the bed” when I run that through the Anger Translator.

Good and I’m glad that Biden did this. As for the anti-vaxxers, let them howl in their impotent rage.

The GQP and their MAGAt base are gonna quickly realize that they’re not winning anybody to their side at this point, that most folks who have been truly “hesitant” and not simply talking out of their asses will grumble and mutter but end up rolling up their sleeves anyway. Really, I think a lot of employers were waiting for this day just to insist that they had “no choice” but to impose mandates of their own.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:07:07pm

re: #109 BeachDem

So we’ve now turned being a good citizen into a reality show competition?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:08:47pm

re: #105 Targetpractice

One of the constant of politics is the media is forever in search of that one candidate who will finally make a third party viable in American politics. They spend the time between presidential elections talking incessently about how this person or that one will be the candidate who finally breaks the dam and begins the flood of third parties in America…and then they perform so terribly that they barely get above 2% and it’s back to “Well, maybe this guy will be the one!”

Given the current state of the repugs, this is one time when a third party just might pull itself into the mainstream. I wouldn’t expect to see multiple parties, just the hypothetical new party replacing the repugs.

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retired cynic  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:09:09pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

Good thing I don’t watch TV.

I did report my first tweet tonight: that nasty one by Josh Mandel. Saw a poll today, and he is ahead of Rep. Tim Ryan, who is expected to be the Democratic nominee. How on earth…

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BeachDem  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:11:41pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

So we’ve now turned being a good citizen into a reality show competition?

The Hunger Games.

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William Lewis  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:12:09pm

re: #113 retired cynic

Good thing I don’t watch TV.

I did report my first tweet tonight: that nasty one by Josh Mandel. Saw a poll today, and he is ahead of Rep. Tim Ryan, who is expected to be the Democratic nominee. How on earth…

I reported it as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:13:40pm

re: #110 Targetpractice

The GQP and their MAGAt base are gonna quickly realize that they’re not winning anybody to their side at this point, that most folks who have been truly “hesitant” and not simply talking out of their asses will grumble and mutter but end up rolling up their sleeves anyway. Really, I think a lot of employers were waiting for this day just to insist that they had “no choice” but to impose mandates of their own.

Oh, I’m sure that HR / Executive management around the country are letting out a sigh of relief. They no longer have to be on the hook for taking responsibility to roll-out a company-wide mandate.

Now the government has made that decision for them.

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Targetpractice  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:15:23pm

re: #112 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Given the current state of the repugs, this is one time when a third party just might pull itself into the mainstream. I wouldn’t expect to see multiple parties, just the hypothetical new party replacing the repugs.

I’m so old, I remember when people were predicting that Trump would suffer a blowout so massive come reelection that the party would immediately disavow ever being associated with him and his name would stricken from all memory within a fortnight of Biden being sworn in.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:16:35pm

re: #109 BeachDem

Julianne Hough

Julianne was a very good competitor in “dancesport” when she was younger, though her brother got more of the praise as time went by.

But she’s now spent years in the celebrity fish-tank, being known only for being known.

The vacuity of the celebrity worship in our current society is obvious to many. But for those whose lives are about being a celebrity for the sake of being a celebrity there is probably no out.

As for the new mini-series - it sounds like it will fail quickly.

Reality TV is all about failures, with a few successes. But networks love them because as far as TV shows go they are cheaper to produce than the older, cinematic style of production (which often require actors who are talented and scriptwriters who know how to tell a story.)

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teleskiguy  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:20:31pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:23:09pm

re: #53 Mattand

Barnett probably came down with it at her White House nomination party last year* when Needy Amin and half his staff came down with it.

It would not surprise me to learn 15 years from now that Barnett infected the entire SCOTUS and it was kept hush-hush.

*Christ, that was barely a year ago. Feels like three or four.

Isn’t that unlikely? Wasn’t SCOTUS meeting over zoom rather than in person?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:28:21pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

The GOP love blue color workers. That’s why last year they did everything to force laborers at meat packing companies to work without any special protections against the pandemic and why so many of these workers got ill and died.

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retired cynic  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:29:55pm

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

She was supposed to be recovering when TFG nominated her, as her whole family had had it in a mild form. Someone, perhaps in her family, let it loose at the event, but there were plenty there to choose as the culprit.

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retired cynic  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:33:56pm

re: #122 retired cynic

That came across much more aggressively sure that I meant to be. That is my recollection, anyway.

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:36:57pm

Charles, are posts prior to 2008 not accessible anymore? Not sure how long that’s been in effect.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:43:58pm

OOPS Someone got caught!!!!

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darthstar  Sep 9, 2021 • 10:48:22pm

re: #125 JOE 🥓

OOPS Someone got caught!!!!

Nobody could have predicted it would be a republican.

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teleskiguy  Sep 9, 2021 • 11:18:42pm

re: #124 electrotek

Charles, are posts prior to 2008 not accessible anymore? Not sure how long that’s been in effect.

Random post from 2006, including all the ugly anti-Muslim crap in the comments. It’s all still there.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 9, 2021 • 11:29:23pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

So we’ve now turned being a good citizen into a reality show competition?

Are you suffering in a sufficiently artful way?

Mind you…this already happens with private charities handing out grants, if you look at the internal process. More than a few charity’s I’ve volunteered for there’s been donors that have acting as the roadblock to certain kinds of money allocation (because even after it’s in the coffers then can use future donations as leverage), and ones where the grant committee is basically just donors working through their feelings.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 9, 2021 • 11:40:07pm

Some lightning strikes in the north and south of the state.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2021 • 11:52:35pm

I came here because I posted once on another site, moonofalabama.org, criticizing the Muslim clerics who had condemned the Danish Mohammed cartoons and called down a fatwa on them.

I was told to “go post at littlegreenfootballs”, so I came and realized that although the site was rather conservative and anti-Islamist, it was not just massively knee-jerk Islamophobic.

I stuck around for a good argument. That was just about the time of the Great Tectonic Shift.

Who else is here from 2007 or before?

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2021 • 11:56:20pm

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

I came here because I posted once on another site, moonofalabama.org, criticizing the Muslim clerics who had condemned the Danish Mohammed cartoons and called down a fatwa on them.

I was told to “go post at littlegreenfootballs”, so I came and realized that although the site was rather conservative and anti-Islamist, it was not just massively knee-jerk Islamophobic.

I stuck around for a good argument. That was just about the time of the Great Tectonic Shift.

Who else is here from 2007 or before?

First time I’ve heard of that site, is it a right-leaning site?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 12:06:10am

re: #131 electrotek

First time I’ve heard of that site, is it a right-leaning site?

I started blogging around 2001 at a site named whiskeybar.com that was terribly anti-Iraq War. It died off and left moonofalabama.org as a follow-up site, which then turned into a pool of of left-anarchist “free thinker” anti-kapitalist, anti-Zionist Putinversteher and even Lukaschenkoversteher lately.

So far left that they have gone right.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 10, 2021 • 12:09:01am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 10, 2021 • 12:12:18am

we’ll probably have a fire in the mountains around LA by the morning.

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darthstar  Sep 10, 2021 • 12:24:44am

re: #58 Dave In Austin

Played stupid games, won a stupid prize.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 1:53:26am

So Trump, a draft dodger, claims that a Civil War general (whose side lost, by the way) would have hypothetically prevailed in a war in a country that had already sent the Persians, the Greeks, the Mongols, the Sikhs, the British and the Red Army packing…

And Trump would have pardoned him of any war crimes he committed in the course of doing this “duty”.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 10, 2021 • 1:54:41am

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 1:55:16am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I’m so old, I remember when people were predicting that Trump would suffer a blowout so massive come reelection that the party would immediately disavow ever being associated with him and his name would stricken from all memory within a fortnight of Biden being sworn in.

We were 2 points behind.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 10, 2021 • 1:56:27am

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

Donald Trump would also say the Robert E Lee would find his audience pretty and enjoy the smell of their hair if he thought that would get him praise and money.

Treating his individual statements like they were good faith claims to describe a worldview is just…time consuming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 2:51:04am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I’m so old, I remember when people were predicting that Trump would suffer a blowout so massive come reelection that the party would immediately disavow ever being associated with him and his name would stricken from all memory within a fortnight of Biden being sworn in.

I’m so old that the we all, including the GOP candidates, figured he would flame out during the 2016 primary and that the person who criticized him the least would be able to pick up the bulk of his supporters.

They failed to appreciate the strength of his media-star immunity to any consequences for anything he said or did.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 10, 2021 • 2:52:26am

re: #129 Dread Pirate Ron

There was some thunder down here but alas no rain.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 10, 2021 • 2:54:06am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’m so old that I remember that Vince McMahon had Trump “buy” WWE, in one of McMahon’s skits, and people actually believed it and even some stock analysts had to inquire of WWE if it were true.

Note this was some years after Trump was involved in a Wrestlemania angle.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 10, 2021 • 2:57:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:04:15am

re: #142 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m so old that I remember that Vince McMahon had Trump “buy” WWE, in one of McMahon’s skits, and people actually believed it and even some stock analysts had to inquire of WWE if it were true.

Now he has gone back to boxing…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:09:11am

hi

Programming note regarding LGF, Twitter, and other Websites using Firefox for Windows.

The Twitter windows on my computer no longer open to Twitter when clicking on the the date. It overwrites the current tab and only displays the Twitter logo in the centre of the window.

The same thing happens upon clicking on a comment number which would go higher up in the comment thread.

The YouTube clip here only shows as the YouTube bar; clicking on it overwrites the tab but does not play.

Right-clicking on any of these will open a new tab but not open anything.

Copying any of these links and pasting them into either Internet Explorer or into Microsoft Edge works fine.

This started happening last night. A new Firefox update came out later which I downloaded but that did not fix the problem.

I tried reloading Firefox from scratch; no joy.

This problem doesn’t happen on any other Website. My presumption is that something broke between Firefox and LGF.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:10:07am

Additionally, when I posted the above comment, LGF immediately took me back to the home page after posting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:10:38am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fire Fox’s sake…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:16:01am

None of the edit buttons appear for a comment window either (link, quote, &c)

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William Lewis  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:22:05am

So it seems that calling RE Lee an slave owner, a bad master, a bad general and a traitor who should have been hanged is “targeted harassment” though of whom I have no clue. I appealed it but I expect that Twitter will take the fascist side of things. Shrug.

This is what I expect from the sick fascist joke that is Twitter as a whole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:31:38am

re: #149 William Lewis

So it seems that calling RE Lee an slave owner, a bad master, a bad general and a traitor who should have been hanged is “targeted harassment” though of whom I have no clue. I appealed it but I expect that Twitter will take the fascist side of things. Shrug.

This is what I expect from the sick fascist joke that is Twitter as a whole.

Again, if you want to honor Robert E Lee or anyone else who fought for the Confederate cause on private property and at your own expense, I guess that is your good right, and nobody is coming to take that away.

But the motivation of the individual soldiers notwithstanding, we must recognize that the cause they were sent to fight for by their government was clearly based on White Supremacy and Slavery.

We cannot grant those concepts any cachet of approval by allowing monuments to the Confederacy or its soldiers & supporters on public land or paid for with public funds.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:31:40am

The Nebraska Panhandle Tropical Update.

There is no tropical weather expected in the Old West.

That is not the case for the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico however.

Tropical Depression Mindy has been declared extra-tropical, well east of South Carolina. The storm is expected to move ENE for another day or so before it dissipates.

Five Day Graphical Tropical Outlook (HTML typed by hand because there is no link button)

A tropical wave is moving off the coast of Honduras into the Gulf of Honduras. That storm has a moderate chance of developing into a tropical cyclone after moving across the Yucatan Peninsula. Upon emerging into the Bay of Campeche, the National Hurricane Center considers it a risk for northeast Mexico and the Texas coastline. People here might want to keep one eye pointed south.

A second tropical wave currently over Ghana is about to move out over the Atlantic. The storm has a high probability of become a tropical cyclone almost immediately, and is predicted to move WNW.

Hurricane Larry is speeding away from Bermuda and approaching Newfoundland over the Gulf Stream. It will pass east of Nova Scotia today and hit Newfoundland tonight. Folks all along the East Coast should be prepared for dangerous waves arriving today. A hurricane warning is posted for portions of Newfoundland. Due to the rapid forward speed, damage could be significant east of thee eye as the storm lands in Newfoundland, along with significant storm surge. As the storm is moving so fast, only about two inches (50 mm) of rain is expected to fall along the path of Larry. After exiting Newfoundland, the hurricane is expected to become extra-tropical, then be absorbed by a larger low pressure system east of Greenland.

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————
LOCATION…37.7N 61.8W
ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM NNE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 765 MI…1230 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 26 MPH…43 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…968 MB…28.59 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————————
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has extended the Tropical Storm
Warning along the southern coast of southeastern Newfoundland
westward to Francois and along the northern coast of southeastern
Newfoundland to Fogo Island.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Southeastern Newfoundland from Arnold’s Cove to Jones Harbour

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Southeastern Newfoundland from Francois to west of Arnold’s Cove
* Southeastern Newfoundland from north of Jones Harbor to Fogo
Island

Hurricane Olaf in the Pacific is hugging the shore of southwest Baja California del Sur. The storm is expected to move along the shore, then turn out to sea about midnight on Saturday, then weaken to a remnant low as it goes into the deep water of the Pacific.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:33:09am

More troubles:

Even clicking on an upfist button here in Firefox takes me back to the home page.

I have tried restarting my computer, no joy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:46:25am

The homepage of YouTube won’t load for me either, so maybe it’s my computer which is having the troubles (or perhaps the operator).

Let’s restart Firefox in safe mode and see what happens. Catch ya in a bit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:50:27am

Okay I’m back in safe mode. Everything seems to be working fine now (all the edit buttons are there, the little check boxes for “auto” and “show E-mail” are there, &c), so I guess one of my add-ons went wonky. That’s actually something I can fix with my limited computer ability (shut off add-ons until I find the one which went bad).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:00:02am

Thus endeth my whinging.

I found the wonky add-on and removed it. Everything works now.

Strange, the add-on was for a one-click toggling Java Script on or off, which I’ve had for quite a while. It never caused trouble before, so I assume the previous update to the last one broke the add-on.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:02:30am

Lynn Parramore: “Why Aren’t Libertarians Protesting the Freedom-Busting Texas Abortion Law?”

In his 1982 book, “The Ethics of Liberty,” libertarian economist Murray Rothbard wrote that “the proper groundwork for analysis of abortion is in every man’s absolute right of self-ownership. This implies immediately that every woman has the absolute right to her own body, that she has absolute dominion over her body and everything in it. This includes the fetus.”

That’s clear enough. Now is the chance for libertarians to stand up for what they believe, stated thus since 2008 in the official Libertarian Party platform:

“Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.”

Got it. My decision to give birth is for me to decide, not the state. Very reasonable.

Let’s check out how America’s most influential libertarians have been responding to the Texas Taliban and the most flagrant disregard for a woman’s personal liberty seen in a generation.

Give it to them, guys!

To get their take, I first consulted a list of libertarian heavyweights put together by Newsmax. Helpfully, the editors share their criteria for selection:

“To compile this list, our editors defined a libertarian as a consistent advocate of free-market capitalism, minimal government, and social tolerance (thus distinguishing libertarians from conservatives). Their motto might be “Keep government out of the boardroom and the bedroom.”
Social tolerance! Out of the bedroom! Right on.

According to Newsmax, the two top libertarians are former congressman Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul.

Ron Paul styled his 2008 run for the presidency as a “Campaign for Liberty.” Yet on the stump, he consistently denounced a woman’s right to make the most private decisions of her life. He wrote a book called “Liberty Defined,” but surprisingly, his definition did not include a woman’s sovereignty over her own body. Instead, he complained that taxpayers should be at liberty not to pay for abortions.

Like a good libertarian, Paul is very clear in the book that torture of any sort is reprehensible and sadistic. Yet oddly, he does not consider that torture might be a proper word to describe what is done to a woman forced to undergo an extremely painful and potentially life-threatening physical experience against her will.

On abortion, Senator Rand Paul goes even further afield of libertarian principles than his dad, calling himself “totally pro-life” and supporting “any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion.” In fact, he wants federal control of women’s bodies, stating, “I believe in a Human Life Amendment and a Life at Conception Act as federal solutions to the abortion issue.”

It turns out that America’s most influential libertarian politicians are in strong opposition to the party’s own platform and principles.


More Lubereterian/Cognitive dissonance in article.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:16:58am

re: #156 Eric The Fruit Bat

Well, you have libertarians, then you have Libertarians.

I normally distinguish between conservatives who hijack the parts of libertarianism they like, and the Libertarian Party.

For example, Reason has forcefully condemned the Texas abortion law, noting it violates so-called conservative principles (note to Reason: the only conservative principle is gaining and exercising power).

The Texas Abortion Ban Violates Conservative Principles (Reason, September 8, 2021)

The Texas “heartbeat” bill that the Supreme Court declined to block last week is almost as restrictive as the Texas law that the Court overturned half a century ago in Roe v. Wade. The fact that it nevertheless took effect is a remarkable victory for the anti-abortion cause, made possible by an innovative enforcement mechanism that relies on private litigation.

That victory, however, required embracing tactics that conservatives have long condemned. S.B. 8 invites lawsuits by financially incentivized plaintiffs who need not claim any personal injury, rigs the rules in their favor, establishes vague liability theories that threaten freedom of speech, and offers a model for attacking other rights that the Supreme Court has said are protected by the Constitution.

The Texas law at issue in Roe prohibited abortion except when it was necessary to save the mother’s life. S.B. 8 bans abortion after fetal cardiac activity can be detected, which happens around six weeks into a pregnancy, long before “viability” and before many women even realize they are pregnant.

(more)

The Libertarian Party platform specifically argues for government to stay out of the issue. It is near the top of their platform statement.

1.5 Abortion

Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

Libertarian Party Platform, goes to the party Website.

Ron and Rand Paul like to claim they are libertarians, because they like the parts of “limited government and low taxes.” They in no way like weed. They do not favour the Libertarian Party’s positions on sex work or criminal justice, particularly the death penalty and recreational drugs, or draconian threats of long prison terms to extract a plea bargain and a guilty plea.

1.7 Crime and Justice

Government force must be limited to the protection of the rights of individuals to life, liberty, and property, and governments must never be permitted to violate these rights. Laws should be limited in their application to violations of the rights of others through force or fraud, or to deliberate actions that place others involuntarily at significant risk of harm. Therefore, we favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as gambling, the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes, and consensual transactions involving sexual services. We support restitution to the victim to the fullest degree possible at the expense of the criminal or the negligent wrongdoer. The constitutional rights of the criminally accused, including due process, a speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, must be preserved. We assert the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law. We oppose the prosecutorial practice of “over-charging” in criminal prosecutions so as to avoid jury trials by intimidating defendants into accepting plea bargains.

1.8 Death Penalty

We oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:22:14am

re: #156 Eric The Fruit Bat

It turns out that America’s most influential libertarian politicians are in strong opposition to the party’s own platform and principles.

Ron and Rand Paul do not follow the Libertarian Party Platform because they are not Libertarians, they are Republicans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:22:54am

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ron and Rand Paul do not follow the Libertarian Party Platform because they are not Libertarians, they are Republicans.

they just try to appeal to Libertarians as voters

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:32:21am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they just try to appeal to Libertarians as voters

From that Naked Capitalism article, I highlight the portion which stands out to me:

According to Newsmax, the two top libertarians are former congressman Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul.

Since when is Newsmax anything remotely related to libertarianism?

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:35:36am

Regarding the discussion of Kim Jong-Un yesterday in his recent photo:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:39:20am

Senator Amy Klobuchar says her breast cancer treatment went well. Like many others, due to the pandemic, she delayed care.

medium.com

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:46:30am

The vaccinated are less likely to suffer from depression! news.yahoo.com

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jeffreyw  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:46:46am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:46:54am
“An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn).

“Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”

(Ayn Rand, The Objectivist, 1968)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:48:04am

re: #64 A Cranky One

There is an in-joke my brother and I carry out when we walk the 5K over Labor Day in the village where he teaches.

As we pass one of the course spotters we both chant “Build the Wall! Build the Wall!” at her. (She laughs when we do this.)

She is a leading member of the group that is rebuilding a historic stone wall in the village that dates to the 1850s.
rochesterfirst.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:48:06am

re: #164 jeffreyw

Murder kittens.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:51:53am

re: #163 No Malarkey!

The vaccinated are less likely to suffer from depression! news.yahoo.com

After reading the article, it’s for exactly the reasons I thought it was. It may not be causation; since the vaccinated are significantly more likely to be grounded in reality, their mental health may already be, on average, better off than the average unvaccinated. With that said, it should be intuitively obvious to anyone that if you agree with the science that says the vaccine works, and you trust in that reassurance, you can enjoy a more healthy social life and not have the shadow of a hospital respirator looming in your mind every time you leave the house.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:53:29am

re: #104 JOE 🥓

Why is Andrew Yang trending on Twitter?

So is TOOLSI going to join him?

That won’t last long. He doesn’t have the gravitas or position that Bernie has to flit in and out of the Democratic party at will.

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:55:13am

re: #16 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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I totally agree Lincoln might have said that…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:55:39am

re: #163 No Malarkey!

The vaccinated are less likely to suffer from depression! news.yahoo.com

We are less worried about getting sick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:56:02am
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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:57:09am

re: #105 Targetpractice

Guy who couldn’t get any traction anywhere, and tried running for the WH and then Mayor of NYC now thinks his path forward is to go start a third party will now have as much success with that as he did with his campaigns.

None.

Guy doesn’t get how any of this works. It’s a vanity campaign and he offers nothing more than his personality to the mix.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 10, 2021 • 4:59:52am

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yup:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:01:13am

re: #173 lawhawk

Guy who couldn’t get any traction anywhere, and tried running for the WH and then Mayor of NYC now thinks his path forward is to go start a third party will now have as much success with that as he did with his campaigns.

None.

Guy doesn’t get how any of this works. It’s a vanity campaign and he offers nothing more than his personality to the mix.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:04:41am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:07:29am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:08:49am

North Carolina, clean up on Aisle Eleven.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:10:23am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

North Carolina, clean up on Aisle Eleven.

Gutting OSHA has been a right-wing fever dream for years. They hate the idea that corporations can be forced to take their workers’ safety and health seriously. They actively want to kill as many people as they can get away with.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:12:40am

re: #179 Dopamine Fish

Gutting OSHA has been a right-wing fever dream for years. They hate the idea that corporations can be forced to take their workers’ safety and health seriously. They actively want to kill as many people as they can get away with.

My guess is he only learned what OSHA was after the vaccine mandates for businesses came out.

As it stands, the Chamber of Commerce is all in on them; they note such mandates will help keep employees and customers safe (once again showing that the GOP doesn’t actually care about businesses).

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:13:52am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My guess is he only learned what OSHA was after the vaccine mandates for businesses came out.

As it stands, the Chamber of Commerce is all in on them; they note such mandates will help keep employees and customers safe (once again showing that the GOP doesn’t actually care about businesses).

Correct. They say they do, but what their words ACTUALLY mean is, “We care about a select few billionaires who pay us lots of money to maximize their profits at the expense of literally everybody else, including their own companies.”

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:20:49am

re: #133 Dread Pirate Ron

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You’re dying.
are you all that weak and easily manipulated?

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:22:33am

re: #182 Dangerman

You’re dying.
are you all that weak and easily manipulated?

Yes.
Not /S.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:23:31am

re: #182 Dangerman

You’re dying.
are you all that weak and easily manipulated?

Mr. Darcy is wrong. It’s not “no sense of awareness”: Sean Hannity is lying.

Say the word. Lying.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:24:20am

re: #184 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Mr. Darcy is wrong. It’s not “no sense of awareness”: Sean Hannity is lying.

Say the word. Lying.

One could argue that chronic lying leads to a loss of sense of awareness….

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Mattand  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:30:39am

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t that unlikely? Wasn’t SCOTUS meeting over zoom rather than in person?

You’re probably right. LOL, in a twist no one saw coming, I got pissed off at one in a series of never ending cascade of conservative fuckups and didn’t fact check.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:31:04am

re: #183 Teukka

Yes.
Not /S.

After Sean Hannity seemed to tepidly support vaccinations on his television show in July, the next day on his radio show he walked that back entirely (July 22, 2021, transcript of the relevant segment):

“For some reason, me saying take COVID seriously has finally caught up with the mob and the — and the media. Now, I think they’ve got ulterior motives. They monitor this show and TV every night, and I think it has to do with the fact that — you know, there’s been this attempt to blame conservatives for the vaccine hesitancy.

And, you know for example, Yahoo News: ‘Suddenly Sean Hannity and other Fox hosts are urging their viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines.’ Suddenly? Well, first of all, I’m not urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, because I’m not a doctor. That is not what I said. I said to take it seriously, it can kill you. I said to do a lot of research. If you have a phone, do your research. I said to consult your doctor and doctors, and medical professionals you trust. I said to consider your unique medical history that I know nothing about. I said to also look at your current medical condition and, in consultation with your doctors, take — don’t not do this. Do the research.”

“If you have a phone” cue lady sitting on toilet meme.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:32:20am

re: #76 teleskiguy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:34:51am

Responding to a view-from-nowhere take in the New York Times on the theocrats trying to legislate their religious beliefs into law (NYT seems to think no one has been warning about this).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:35:45am

re: #160 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

From that Naked Capitalism article, I highlight the portion which stands out to me:

Since when is Newsmax anything remotely related to libertarianism?

again, they appeal to the sociopathic, small-government aspect of libertarianism, not the moralistic, government-control-of-your-womb part.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:37:53am

re: #179 Dopamine Fish

Gutting OSHA has been a right-wing fever dream for years. They hate the idea that corporations can be forced to take their workers’ safety and health seriously. They actively want to kill as many people as they can get away with.

again, it is all about privatizing profits while socializing health, safety and environmental costs

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:38:42am

I thought OSHA would be a good way to enforce pandemic safety restrictions. That said, many states, like Kentucky, enforce their own OSH regulations, while the feds do it in states that don’t have their own programs. I’m not sure if the new vaccine mandate will automatically apply in states with their own programs.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:38:56am

:sigh: [See below for reply I posted to the mindless drone who shared this in the chat]

A virus does not appear everywhere at once. It spreads. Slower in vaccinated populations and populations that fully comply with voluntary disease transmission mitigation measures, faster in populations which only do one, even faster in populations which do none.
You also have the factor of increased virus shedding of SARS-CoV-2 variants, that shifts the overall spread to faster.
A good way in finding a population where a significant number aren’t vaccinated or follow and disease mitigation measures, or are prevented from doing so, is to look at the “new infected” curve.
When a pathogen spreads with little resistance, it causes a characteristic exponential curve. You may have to use a rolling 3-day or 7-day average to denoise it to see the overall shape. The shape, not the numbers is the point.
When spread is exponential, there are two ways it will stop, either the virus runs out of people to infect, or local authorities get a moment of lucidity and do the right thing.
It will look more and more like below the more people who are unvaccinated and don’t take or are prevented from taking disease transmission mitigation measures. It may be squished in the left-right axis, the numbers may vary on the up-down axis, but the shape is the clue.

I’ve had to say this so many times during the past almost two years…
When you’re dealing with a communicable disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic, you should take mitigation measures:
Anything which puts up a barrier for the pathogen(s) in question mitigates disease transmission.
Anything which kills the pathogen(s) on exterior surfaces mitigates disease transmission.
Anything that puts sufficient physical distance between individuals mitigates disease transmission.
Disease transmission mitigation 101 - has been known to work effectively for at least a century, if not more…
If there is a vaccine against said communicable disease, take it if able to.
Do neither, and you’re almost certain to become a statistic. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Line of argumentation (but not literal text) is hereby put in the public domain, as-is, no guarantees, do not inhale, ventilate well, etc. etc. etc.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:40:42am

re: #193 Teukka

not to even mention the the Delta aspect of it…this is not so much stupidity as it is pure polemics. they cannot back down, only double down

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:43:25am

re: #182 Dangerman

“They created Covid hesitancy,” sean hannity says tonight, referring to the Biden admin, with no sense of self-awareness.

Tell us how Biden called it a GOP hoax and that it was just like a flu and there was nothing to worry about and we should not live in fear…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:44:49am

re: #192 No Malarkey!

I thought OSHA would be a good way to enforce pandemic safety restrictions. That said, many states, like Kentucky, enforce their own OSH regulations, while the feds do it in states that don’t have their own programs. I’m not sure if the new vaccine mandate will automatically apply in states with their own programs.

States that run their own plans do that under certification from Fed Dept of Labor. If they don’t do the job, they can be decertified.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:45:44am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

not to even mention the the Delta aspect of it…this is not so much stupidity as it is polemics.

Addressed that with “virus shedding of SARS-CoV-2 variants”… Like, do they somehow believe that it’s the “libbs” that make up the rules of disease spread, and that just resisting will put enough pressure on the “libbs” to make them change the rules?
Do they realize that since anti-mitigation and anti-vaxx stances so well follow political lines, they are basically hitting themselves in the head with a 2” x 4”, and will eventually decrease their numbers?
Do they realize that just as likely as a variant which slips past the protection of the vaccine, just as likely is a variant against which the vaccine still works, but which produces double-digit mortality for the unvaccinated?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:47:22am

re: #197 Teukka

(psssst. They seem not to be very bright.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:47:28am

re: #197 Teukka

Do they realize that just as likely as a variant which slips past the protection of the vaccine, just as likely is a variant against which the vaccine still works, but which produces double-digit mortality for the unvaccinated?

The Omega Variant: 99% fatal and transmissible within 400 yards.

Coming to a Red State near you.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:48:36am

re: #196 Decatur Deb

States that run their own plans do that under certification from Fed Dept of Labor. If they don’t do the job, they can be decertified.

This is what I suspected, but hadn’t confirmed. Most federal programs run like this; it allows states that want their own autonomy to do so, while still enforcing the federal standards enacted by Congress. In general, states are not supposed to be allowed to remove restrictions that the federal government has set, nor local jurisdictions with state restrictions; however, we’ve seen an alarming trend of Republican-run states where they are deciding either to prevent local governments from enacting additional restrictions (mask/vaccine mandates), or prevent federal restrictions from being applied to them (TX Governor Abbott’s idiotic executive order last night). All in the name of, “We have a political message about COVID and we don’t care if it kills everybody in our state, we’re going to see it through to the bitter end.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:49:28am

re: #200 Dopamine Fish

This is what I suspected, but hadn’t confirmed. Most federal programs run like this; it allows states that want their own autonomy to do so, while still enforcing the federal standards enacted by Congress.

Which is how elections should be run as well, especially those at Congressional or Presidential level.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:49:55am

re: #198 Decatur Deb

(psssst. They seem not to be very bright.)

Those were … rhetorical … Yes! Rhetorical! … questions…

*crosses fingers*

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:50:37am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Omega Variant: 99% fatal and transmissible within 400 yards.

Coming to a Red State near you.

Doesn’t need that mortality rate to really hurt them and make them squeal… 10-20%…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:50:37am

re: #193 Teukka

Is Buck Sexton going to join the conservative radio host hall of infamy over this?

One might ask why television presenters on FOX aren’t getting sick, but local conservative radio hosts are.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:51:48am

re: #203 Teukka

Doesn’t need that mortality rate to really hurt them and make them squeal… 10-20%…

They will still deny it with their dying breaths…

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:53:28am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:53:58am

re: #200 Dopamine Fish

Yes. The real-world sabotage comes in with reduced OSH workforces performing far too few inspection and enforcement actions. Even the Feds don’t field more than a gesture, usually triggered by catastrophic accidents that can’t be ignored. Much depends on the administration in DC. Labor Secretaries like Robert Reich did a good job; Republican DoLs sit on their thumbs.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:54:26am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’m so old that the we all, including the GOP candidates, figured he would flame out during the 2016 primary and that the person who criticized him the least would be able to pick up the bulk of his supporters.

They failed to appreciate the strength of his media-star immunity to any consequences for anything he said or did.

What we all failed to recognize is that Trump used Hitler as his model for running a campaign and how effective that combination of racism, anti-immigrant, and appeal to worker angst was in gathering support. Let’s not forget that 30+ years ago Trump kept a copy of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside and read that book regularly; according to Michael Bender’s new book, he expressed his admiration for Hitler to John Kelly, his then chief of staff.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:55:09am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will still deny it with their dying breaths…

They have been. Conservatism is a religion. They cannot give up the tenets of their faith. If faith was so easy to give up without losing your identity, then we would see deathbed conversions.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:55:09am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Is Buck Sexton going to join the conservative radio host hall of infamy over this?

One might ask why television presenters on FOX aren’t getting sick, but local conservative radio hosts are.

Because a memo went out at Fox telling them all to get vaccinated. And they did.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:56:39am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Is Buck Sexton going to join the conservative radio host hall of infamy over this?

One might ask why television presenters on FOX aren’t getting sick, but local conservative radio hosts are.

Because Fox News has a vaccine mandate. All the anti-vaxxers on Fox News are vaccinated. The local talking heads drank the Kool-aid.

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:57:06am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:57:20am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

North Carolina, clean up on Aisle Eleven.

We are fortunate that, for now, nothing Cawthorn does is relevant because Nancy is Speaker. But if McCarthy becomes Speaker in 2022, expect a nightmare pile-on of anti-labor anti-voting rights legislation passing the House and, potentially, the Senate. We are headed for truly dark times in our nation if the GOP regains control of any branch of the government. It was bad enough pre-Trump, but this re-invigorated GQP party is poisoning our nation for decades to come.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:57:26am

re: #208 Hecuba’s daughter

All the Hitler notwithstanding, he effectively sold himself as the anti-politician, the ultimate outsider and champion of the common folk.

the fact that he had no political record to run on was not a deficit, it was a big plus for all the voters fed up with politicians and politics as usual.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 5:58:34am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They have been. Conservatism is a religion. They cannot give up the tenets of their faith. If faith was so easy to give up without losing your identity, then we would see deathbed conversions.

They won’t even admit the overwhelming dying is amongst conservatives now. (There are pockets of the USA where that’s not true, like my area where vaccines are now almost not-available due to government action.)

Odessa, Texas anti-vax couple dies within five days of each other (Sorry Antivaxxer, an hour ago)

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:00:20am

re: #212 lawhawk

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:01:13am

re: #207 Decatur Deb

Yes. The real-world sabotage comes in with reduced OSH workforces performing far too few inspection and enforcement actions. Even the Feds don’t field more than a gesture, usually triggered by catastrophic accidents that can’t be ignored. Much depends on the administration in DC. Labor Secretaries like Robert Reich did a good job; Republican DoLs sit on their thumbs.

Yep. A few years ago, I saw construction workers without fall protection working on the roof of the house next door, and I could not get an inspector to come out and cite them.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:02:07am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They won’t even admit the overwhelming dying is amongst conservatives now. (There are pockets of the USA where that’s not true, like my area where vaccines are now almost not-available due to government action.)

Odessa, Texas anti-vax couple dies within five days of each other (Sorry Antivaxxer, an hour ago)

Question I have. Does the estate have access to the “discounts” that health insurance provides for medical costs, or is it going to be hit by the full prices? Just curious since like just about all deaths there are follow on complications that affect others.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:04:21am

re: #206 lawhawk

Did Josh Barro draw the “bad-faith” cover argument for conservatives today?

Does that “don’t trust science” take include all the feral conservative tantrums on aircraft or in shops? Attacking other people who do wear masks when such absolutely cannot hurt the conservative?

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:06:02am

re: #218 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Question I have. Does the estate have access to the “discounts” that health insurance provides for medical costs, or is it going to be hit by the full prices? Just curious since like just about all deaths there are follow on complications that affect others.

A while back, I heard about about insurance companies withdrawing some cost-sharing waivers re: CoViD-19, and we had that Delta Airlines thing, where the increased insurance premium will get docked from the paycheck of anti-vaxx employees….
Knowing how much even a non-ventilator ICU bed costs, even half of the cost of an average CoViD ICU stint is gonna be traumatic…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:07:10am

re: #216 Teukka

And there are no children under twelve who are vaccinated, hence the paediatric surge in low-vaccination states.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:07:58am

re: #220 Teukka

A while back, I heard about about insurance companies withdrawing some cost-sharing waivers re: CoViD-19, and we had that Delta Airlines thing, where the increased insurance premium will get docked from the paycheck of anti-vaxx employees….
Knowing how much even a non-ventilator ICU bed costs, even half of the cost of an average CoViD ICU stint is gonna be traumatic…

Which quickly leads back to what sort of coverage one has since many policies have a cap on the max you are forced to pay in a coverage period. If that part of the coverage goes away with your demise than the estate will take a larger soaking than it otherwise would.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:09:04am

re: #218 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Question I have. Does the estate have access to the “discounts” that health insurance provides for medical costs, or is it going to be hit by the full prices? Just curious since like just about all deaths there are follow on complications that affect others.

I honestly do not know how commercial health insurance works, other than reading people’s horror stories about it. I have had either single-payer (CHAMPUS) or socialised medicine (military/VA) my whole life.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:09:49am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All the Hitler notwithstanding, he effectively sold himself as the anti-politician, the ultimate outsider and champion of the common folk.

the fact that he had no political record to run on was not a deficit, it was a big plus for all the voters fed up with politicians and politics as usual.

In 2020, he did have a record — and his support increased despite his mishandling of the pandemic. It is hatred of the other that propels his base.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:11:44am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They won’t even admit the overwhelming dying is amongst conservatives now. (There are pockets of the USA where that’s not true, like my area where vaccines are now almost not-available due to government action.)

Odessa, Texas anti-vax couple dies within five days of each other (Sorry Antivaxxer, an hour ago)

His posts as his wife and he suffered and laid dying are heartbreaking. The monsters who lied to people like this who trusted them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:11:54am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

In 2020, he did have a record — and his support increased despite his mishandling of the pandemic. It is hatred of the other that propels his base.

I am really hoping that none of the GOP jackasses can successfully rally his base to support them and that it fractures into a mass of separate back-biting groups once Trump himself is completely out of the picture.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:12:10am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

In 2020, he did have a record — and his support increased despite his mishandling of the pandemic. It is hatred of the other that propels his base.

his supporters ignored his record and only bragged about his claims: that he was the Greatest President Since Lincoln…or forget Lincoln, the GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:15:28am

re: #121 Hecuba’s daughter

The GOP love blue color workers. That’s why last year they did everything to force laborers at meat packing companies to work without any special protections against the pandemic and why so many of these workers got ill and died.

Not that kind of laborer.

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dat_said  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:18:50am

I startled a small bear-sized raccoon this morning as I stepped out onto the back porch of the House of Dat located mere minutes away from the downtowns of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Made me realize that the last three weeks have been exceptional suburban wild mammal spotting - bat, mouse, eastern chipmunk, red squirrel, gray squirrel, vole (dead, but I’m counting it), cotton tail rabbit, muskrat, mink, raccoon, red fox, and whitetail deer. Over the years, we’ve also seen coyote, river otter, weasel, beaver, and woodchuck. No wolves, bears, moose, or sasquatch yet.

I’m going to retreat back to my bubble now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:19:51am

re: #228 Barefoot Grin

Not that kind of laborer.

You are so right. They weren’t WWC males, the only population segment of real interest to the GOP and the NY Times.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:21:21am

re: #225 No Malarkey!

His posts as his wife and he suffered and laid dying are heartbreaking. The monsters who lied to people like this who trusted them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

No one forced all the anti-vax memes on them. They willingly sought out that content. They willingly spread it to others.

In the Rwanda genocide, the courts went after the leaders and the spreaders of propaganda. They also went after those who acted on that propaganda.

The rest of the world needs to protect itself from Covid-19 as well. Other nations have the power to sanction propaganda spreaders at those networks, and seek an international warrant for their arrest just as was done to the broadcasters and radio hosts of RTLM.

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Ming5000  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:22:48am

The “Trump is a game changer” media, folks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:23:47am

- Delta variant: more virulent, more transmissible
- Hospitals are overflowing, can’t maintain previous levels of care for infected patients
- NO RESTRICTIONS. The vast majority of red states are back to business as usual doing concerts, festivals and sporting events at FULL CAPACITY. Did you see those 100 000 people at the football stadium last week?
- Not to mention many state governments right now are actively OPPOSING virus mitigation steps.

I really think a lot if is due to Delta. It’s just fucking nasty. All the other things are just making the spread easier.

These morons are wondering why the fire is getting out of control while they CONTINUE TO DUMP GASOLINE ON IT.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:24:28am

Opinion | For anti-vaxxers, patience has run out (Carol Larson, writer and documentarian, Wisconsin State Journal)

Last paragraphs, after stating her shock about people she finds normally empathetic making statements such as “let them all die”:

I never want to get to the point where I wish someone dead. It’s psychologically and morally corrosive. I fight that sentiment and want the last word to go to God, who will — I believe — hold the anti-vaxxers responsible for many deaths.

Like my friends, I now reserve my sympathies for the innocent kids infected by politically belligerent teachers and parents. For those whose work requires being in offices or groups. And for those around the globe who want but can’t get vaccines, true victims of our medical shortsightedness.

But when asked to sympathize with the deathbed regrets of any politician, internet influencer or a rabid right-wing radio host who used anti-mask politics and COVID conspiracies to gain followers, sorry, I got nothing.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:25:00am

re: #232 Ming5000

The “Trump is a game changer” media, folks.

Futurama - Nixon’s Back!

edit:
I wanted the clip of the advisor talking about how Nixon’s new robot body rated well in the debate, but couldn’t find it. So I settled for this.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:25:07am

re: #230 Hecuba’s daughter

You are so right. They weren’t WWC males, the only population segment of real interest to the GOP and the NY Times.

My dad was a construction superintendent—the guy who was in the trailer in the early morning looking at the blueprints and then working outside with his foreman (a hilariously stereotypical asshole who could boss the workers with streams of f-words while maintaining a degree of civility in front of my dad, who rarely cussed). He learned that loyalty of the workers was to the union and not to the Democratic party that usually supported workers and the union. They were all big Nixon fans on the personal level and loved seeing Chicago cops beat the shit out of hippies.

ETA: and I forgot to add, yes all white except for the occasional Black football player for the U of I who needed summer work.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:25:15am

re: #232 Ming5000

The “Trump is a game changer” media, folks.

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I hate to sound like a CTer, but part of me can’t help but wonder if a rough bout with Covid has something to do with KJUs weight loss.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:26:59am

Also, re: Insurance costs, here in Sweden, a basic ICU bed (sans ventilator and consumables) is in the 50,000 SEK/24h ($5,000-ish/24h) ballpark, and we do things basically at cost in these parts…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:27:05am

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

I heard a short screed along these lines from the friend whose wife (not vaccinated) is in an ICU currently with Covid.

Given current circumstances there are a number of friends holding their tongues from calling him an idiot due to his political leanings overriding his intelligence.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:30:17am

re: #126 darthstar

Nobody could have predicted it would be a republican.

And by nobody we mean everybody.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:30:45am

re: #232 Ming5000

The Kim Jong-Un Diet: How You Can Get Back to Fighting Trim in a Few Short Months—Simon & Schuster (subsidiary of CBS)

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:35:28am

re: #237 Eclectic Cyborg

I hate to sound like a CTer, but part of me can’t help but wonder if a rough bout with Covid has something to do with KJUs weight loss.

I’ve been wondering if he got gastric sleeve surgery. We’ll never know for sure.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:36:05am

Republicans are not remotely Conservative. They’re fascists who think they can force themselves onto private businesses where they will continue to be abusive and lie about everything.

Texas governor signs bill prohibiting social media giants from blocking users based on viewpoint (WaPo via MSN)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:36:56am

re: #243 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republicans are not remotely Conservative. They’re fascists who think they can force themselves onto private businesses where they will continue to be abusive and lie about everything.

Texas governor signs bill prohibiting social media giants from blocking users based on viewpoint (WaPo via MSN)

That goes directly against their anti-abortion bill.

Fascists are conservatives.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:38:03am

re: #169 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

That won’t last long. He doesn’t have the gravitas or position that Bernie has to flit in and out of the Democratic party at will.

Just remember how the press endlessly kissed Yang’s ass when he ran for Mayor of New York…and got his ass whipped real good thanks to the stupid BS that came out of his mouth…

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:38:09am

re: #243 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republicans are not remotely Conservative. They’re fascists who think they can force themselves onto private businesses where they will continue to be abusive and lie about everything.

Texas governor signs bill prohibiting social media giants from blocking users based on viewpoint (WaPo via MSN)

The Terms of Service have nothing to do with political viewpoints. Users can still be blocked or banned based on violations of the Terms of Service. Can you imagine how much they’re going to cry when they file a suit to get un-banned, and Twitter stands up in court and is like, “Your Honor, we neither know nor care what their viewpoint is, they violated the following rules in the following ways?”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:39:30am

re: #37 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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A radiologist. Maybe we can x-ray the virus out of people? Chemo it out?

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:40:26am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:42:32am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:42:33am

re: #247 Eventual Carrion

A radiologist. Maybe we can x-ray the virus out of people? Chemo it out?

Scott Jensen is the originator of the theory that COVID deaths were overblown because he claimed the virus had been in the United States much earlier; that many more people had been exposed to it than had been tested; and that therefore, the fatality rate was even less than the seasonal flu. That asshole is one of our state senators, and from a neighboring county.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:43:28am

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:44:02am

OH MY FUCKING GOD, GET THE FUCKING VACCINE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING FUCKS
by WENDY MOLYNEUX

Be warned, puts that episode of The Wire to shame

And mandatory reading

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:44:37am

re: #171 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We are less worried about getting sick.

Not getting sick, dying. We are less worried about dying.

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:45:39am

re: #248 lawhawk

Not just CBS. Fox too:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:46:10am

re: #249 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yet that’s exactly what Section 230(c)(2) does: it immunizes private companies to remove speech that the government can’t ban directly.

Constitution quiz: which amendment starts out with the phrase:

“CONGRESS shall make no law…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:47:03am

re: #254 lawhawk

Not just CBS. Fox too:

That is to be expected. But again, we can now report “Fox recognizes Biden as legally-elected President!”

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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:48:11am

re: #256 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is to be expected. But again, we can now report “Fox recognizes Biden as legally-elected President!”

While Newsmax and OANN are hemming and hawing about that…while they wait for the Arizona FRAUDIT to release the report…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:49:26am

(0:35, a woman with a really bad take on a New York Post article)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:50:16am

re: #258 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(0:35, a woman with a really bad take on a New York Post article)

The best part is, she shows up in the comments. Arguing with Bad Legal Takes is generally ill-advised.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:54:00am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:55:15am

re: #225 No Malarkey!

His posts as his wife and he suffered and laid dying are heartbreaking. The monsters who lied to people like this who trusted them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

I feel bad for the puppy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:55:47am

re: #258 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Isn’t altering NOAA weather predictions with a sharpie also illegal?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:56:27am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 6:59:54am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

I’ve been wondering if he got gastric sleeve surgery. We’ll never know for sure.

Unless he dies soon.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:02:23am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:02:28am

Hey, what’s the big deal. Lots of North Koreans go to camps to lose weight! ////////////////

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:03:24am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:05:56am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Isn’t altering NOAA weather predictions with a sharpie also illegal?

Well, there’s that pesky OLC memo.

The relevant section of the law reads:

Whoever knowingly issues or publishes any counterfeit weather forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast or warning to have been issued or published by the Weather Bureau, United States Signal Service, or other branch of the Government service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both.

In the case of the New York Post, they did not represent their assertion as published by the National Weather Service; that was their opinion. In the case of Trump, simply drawing on a map does not represent a forecast put out by the National Hurricane Center; IANAL and I could argue that a) it is obviously added to the map and b) it was just Trump’s (malinformed) opinion.

18 U.S. Code § 2074 - False weather reports (Cornell Law School)

I cannot find anyone ever prosecuted under this law. The law was written in the run-up to World War 2 in 1940, possibly due to national security concerns. The law requires you to actually hold yourself out as making an official forecast from the Weather Bureau or Signal Service (those were changed by amendment to the National Weather Service and the US Army Signal Corps).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:08:34am

re: #265 Belafon

On the other hand, they certainly employ more than the minimum number of employees covered by the executive order, and contract with the government. Moreover, some USPS employees are still part of the Civil Service (our postmistress is one, from before the Post Office was spun out of direct government control).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:08:48am

re: #254 lawhawk

Not just CBS. Fox too:

OFFS.

KJU is like FORTY some years YOUNGER than Biden, of course he’s going to look healthier generally speaking.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:09:37am

re: #252 Dangerman

OH MY FUCKING GOD, GET THE FUCKING VACCINE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING FUCKS
by WENDY MOLYNEUX

Be warned, puts that episode of The Wire to shame

And mandatory reading

That is a great article. I would have loved to see David Simon take that on. While I fully fucking appreciate all the fucking sentiment she fucking throws out there, and she is absofuckinglutely 100% fucking on the money, David just has this fucking incredible fucking way with fucking words.

Mandatory reading indeed.

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:12:32am

re: #173 lawhawk

Guy who couldn’t get any traction anywhere, and tried running for the WH and then Mayor of NYC now thinks his path forward is to go start a third party will now have as much success with that as he did with his campaigns.

None.

Guy doesn’t get how any of this works. It’s a vanity campaign and he offers nothing more than his personality to the mix.

Not even that

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:12:57am

re: #265 Belafon

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:13:25am
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:15:06am

re: #252 Dangerman

OH MY FUCKING GOD, GET THE FUCKING VACCINE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING FUCKS
by WENDY MOLYNEUX

Be warned, puts that episode of The Wire to shame

And mandatory reading

Rude Pundit looks up to Wendy in awe.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:15:09am

I’m waiting for the “Bad OSHA Takes” acccount:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:15:22am

What on Twitter is this trending derp: Today Is the Day

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:16:09am

re: #243 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Sue. This is unconstitutional and ridiculous.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:17:34am

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

I called it just above.[/humblebrag]

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:19:54am

Ben Shapiro is going to fight the OSHA requirements to vaccinate his staff.

He’s going to fight the requirement. Yeah, excellent use of his resources. Have at it.

And you will lose.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:20:56am

re: #280 lawhawk

Ben Shapiro is going to fight the OSHA requirements to vaccinate his staff.

He’s going to fight the requirement. Yeah, excellent use of his resources. Have at it.

And you will lose.

If he employs 100 people, is he counting the mice in his pantry?

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:21:41am
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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:22:03am

re: #212 lawhawk

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The virus found you all just welcoming g it in
because the unvaccinated congregate.
And don’t mask

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:22:32am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All the Hitler notwithstanding, he effectively sold himself as the anti-politician, the ultimate outsider and champion of the common folk.

the fact that he had no political record to run on was not a deficit, it was a big plus for all the voters fed up with politicians and politics as usual.

Complicit media

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:22:46am

30 years ago today, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was released.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:25:16am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:25:48am

re: #283 Dangerman

The virus found you all just welcoming g it in
because the unvaccinated congregate.
And don’t mask

Isn’t that a satirical character from Stephen Colbert. This guy can’t be real.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:25:59am

Why the mandates won’t hurt Biden:

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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:27:00am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What on Twitter is this trending derp: Today Is the Day

it’s a great song by The Bar-Kays!

TODAY IS THE DAY - Bar-Kays

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:27:32am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:27:46am

re: #280 lawhawk

Ben Shapiro is going to fight the OSHA requirements to vaccinate his staff.

He’s going to fight the requirement. Yeah, excellent use of his resources. Have at it.

And you will lose.

The OSHA plan includes being able to claim free money under the American Rescue Plan for employees you let off work to get a vaccine and recover if necessary. Would Mr. Shapiro turn down free money?

Plus, does he employ that many people that the requirement is mandatory for him, or is this conservative preformative outrage?

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lawhawk  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:29:14am

re: #291 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The OSHA plan includes being able to claim free money under the American Rescue Plan for employees you let off work to get a vaccine and recover if necessary. Would Mr. Shapiro turn down free money?

Plus, does he employ that many people that the requirement is mandatory for him, or is this conservative preformative outrage?

No. No And Yes.

It’s always performative outrage. Do as he says, but not as he does. He’s more than happy to have others die so he can profit.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:29:34am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:30:22am

re: #284 Dangerman

Complicit media

The hatred of the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press for Hillary is the #1 reason Trump got elected.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:30:55am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:31:31am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:32:01am

re: #293 The Pie Overlord!

No, Jake, he wasn’t. In fact, I don’t think he was hard enough. He didn’t use the word “fuckers” once.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:32:04am

re: #164 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:33:07am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:33:42am

re: #270 Eclectic Cyborg

OFFS.

KJU is like FORTY some years YOUNGER than Biden, of course he’s going to look healthier generally speaking.

I think a lot of people were noting his dramatic weight loss. Only about three months ago, and he could’ve been a Michelin Man stand-in. He was quite the chonky fellow, to say the least.

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gocart mozart  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:34:44am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:35:08am

re: #294 JOE 🥓

The hatred of the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press for Hillary is the #1 reason Trump got elected.

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gocart mozart  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:36:16am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:36:44am

re: #302 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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The CCCP is utterly useless.

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mmmirele  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:38:03am

Half a lifetime ago for me…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:38:41am

re: #285 Belafon

30 years ago today, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was released.

And if you listen to it in a major key, it sounds like it could be from some Disney teen flick.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana Re-Mixed in a Major Key

You’re welcome.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:38:58am

re: #294 JOE 🥓

The hatred of the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press for Hillary is the #1 reason Trump got elected.

The love of the press for a reality-TV media star who was guaranteed to bring in ratings also played a major role.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:39:26am

Telling it like it is. Good for him. His former cohorts are skewering him. To be expected.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:40:26am

So. Wife and I are on Day 2 as Covid Lepers. Neither of us is very sick (yet) and keeping good temps and O2. (Except that the thermometer crapped out last night and there are no charged AA cells in the house.) At noon we go to the hospital parking lot for my “infusion”. She doesn’t get one b/c she is a few days ahead of me with minor symptoms. Both of us are on Z-pac antibacterials to prevent pneumonia, and she was prescribed a steroid—different Doc-in-the-Box.

This morning we began cancelling all the campgrounds and events we had set up for our 6-week camping trip. We set it up in the optimistic days when we thought most Americans weren’t incredibly stupid. We’ll lose a few hundred bucks on non-refundables like the whale-watching ship.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:40:34am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

The Cacus that frequently speaks in favor of the Founding Father’s must realize by now that even George Washington ordered the Continental Army to receive the smallpox Vaccine, right?

I have seen the counter-argument that Washington was not President at that point and the Constitution had not been ratified…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:41:35am

re: #301 gocart mozart

What’s Next? Will big government mandate hard hats at construction sites or outlaw loose fitting clothes when operating heavy machinery? Where does it end?

If I want to wear a dangly tie when I work the wood chipper that is my personal choice. Freedumb requires it.

Bad comparison, if you wind up dog food, you are not likely going to take anybody with you on the way…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:43:14am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

And if you listen to it in a major key, it sounds like it could be from some Disney teen flick.

Video

You’re welcome.

I recall he said he was going for the Boston More than a Feeling rock anthem sound

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:44:55am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

You guys are constantly in my thoughts.

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mmmirele  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:45:11am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

And if you listen to it in a major key, it sounds like it could be from some Disney teen flick.

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Video

You’re welcome.

And it would never have been a hit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:45:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:46:12am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

I sincerely hope all goes well for you.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:46:30am

re: #286 Belafon

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:47:29am

This song has its own en.wikipedia.org page:

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” was one of several songs written following Nirvana’s first recording sessions with producer Butch Vig in 1990. Singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain began writing it a few weeks before recording their second album, Nevermind, in 1991.[4] He said it was an attempt to write a song in the style of the Pixies, a band he admired:

I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band—or at least a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.[5]

When Cobain presented the song to his bandmates, it comprised just the main guitar riff and the chorus vocal melody.[6][7] Cobain said the riff was “clichéd”, similar to a riff by Boston or the Richard Berry song “Louie Louie”.[5] Bassist Krist Novoselic dismissed it as “ridiculous”; in response, Cobain made the band play it for an hour and a half.[5] Eventually, Novoselic began playing it more slowly, inspiring drummer Dave Grohl to create the drum beat,[8] which drew from disco artists like The Gap Band.[9] As a result, it is the only song on Nevermind to credit all three band members as writers.[10]

The title derives from a phrase written on Cobain’s wall by his friend Kathleen Hanna, singer of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill: “Kurt smells like Teen Spirit”.[11][12] Hanna meant that Cobain smelled like the deodorant Teen Spirit, which she and Tobi Vail, his then-girlfriend, had discovered during a trip to the grocery store.[13] Cobain said he was unaware of the deodorant until months after the single was released, and had interpreted it as a revolutionary slogan, as they had been discussing anarchism and punk rock.[14]

So Dave has just always been into disco, he just knew what paid the bills.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:47:45am

re: #317 GlutenFreeJesus

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What the fuck is wrong with these people. Nobody said the hospital told them they were full of unvaccinated people.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:48:03am

Did this get posted yet?

“Since its founding last year by Dr. Simone Gold, a Los Angeles physician who was later arrested during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, America’s Frontline Doctors has nurtured medical conspiracies popular in right-wing circles.”

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teleskiguy  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:48:24am

re: #149 William Lewis

So it seems that calling RE Lee an slave owner, a bad master, a bad general and a traitor who should have been hanged is “targeted harassment” though of whom I have no clue. I appealed it but I expect that Twitter will take the fascist side of things. Shrug.

This is what I expect from the sick fascist joke that is Twitter as a whole.

You were mass reported by right wing GQP shitheads who spend all their waking hours on Twitter looking for something to make them mad. Strike One! You’re on timeout, you’ll get full functionality again in 24 hrs or a week depending on how the gods at Twitter feel you’ve offended the algorithm.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:50:21am

re: #320 Teukka

Did this get posted yet?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:50:44am

re: #319 Dopamine Fish

What the fuck is wrong with these people. Nobody said the hospital told them they were full of unvaccinated people.

They look for any chance to enter a talking point.

what other sort of people would be in hospital with Covid?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:50:54am

re: #318 Belafon

This song has its own en.wikipedia.org page:

So Dave has just always been into disco, he just knew what paid the bills.

I always enjoyed disco. Anti disco people reminded me of people who heaped shit on the original rock and roll. Get over it, grandpa. :-D

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:51:04am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Cacus that frequently speaks in favor of the Founding Father’s must realize by now that even George Washington ordered the Continental Army to receive the smallpox Vaccine, right?

I have seen the counter-argument that Washington was not President at that point and the Constitution had not been ratified…

So just In charge of a large organization of people…

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teleskiguy  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:51:09am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Please get well soon. And FUCK ANTI-VAXXERS WITH A BIG RUBBER DICK.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:52:04am

re: #313 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You guys are constantly in my thoughts.

re: #316 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I sincerely hope all goes well for you.

We are way luckier than most around here. I could walk to the nearest emergency room, as long as it’s functioning. So far it’s not as bad as some Fall pollen seasons.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:52:30am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Cacus that frequently speaks in favor of the Founding Father’s must realize by now that even George Washington ordered the Continental Army to receive the smallpox Vaccine, right?

I have seen the counter-argument that Washington was not President at that point and the Constitution had not been ratified…

Except the US military has continued mandatory vaccination of servicemen for decades.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:52:52am

re: #324 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I always enjoyed disco. Anti disco people reminded me of people who heaped shit on the original rock and roll. Get over it, grandpa. :-D

I disliked the general style and aesthetic of it, but there are a handful of disco-era songs that I still like: Rubber Band, Disco Inferno and Don’t Leave Me This Way come to mind. A good song is a good song.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:53:34am

re: #326 teleskiguy

Please get well soon. And FUCK ANTI-VAXXERS WITH A BIG RUBBER DICK.

You’re a kinder man than I.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:54:01am

So…adventures in retail…

Person in a certain department was ill, was told to come in anyway. Now almost everyone in the department is quarantined due to potential exposure to the y’know, the ongoing public health event.

That doesn’t affect me much since I’m in the far side of the store on a different shift, but we called in people to clean things thoroughly. Two people came in and were out in less than an hour and a half. The store itself covers about seven acres, good luck cleaning that in less than a DAY and a half.

Last night, a co-worker who DOES work on my shift was coughing.

Fuck.

Fully vaxed and still wearing a KN95, but…

FUCK.

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Dangerman  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:54:46am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I disliked the general style and aesthetic of it, but there are a handful of disco-era songs that I still like: Rubber Band, Disco Inferno and Don’t Leave Me This Way come to mind. A good song is a good song.

Now yeah.
But then was a whole other thing.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:55:16am

re: #225 No Malarkey!

His posts as his wife and he suffered and laid dying are heartbreaking. The monsters who lied to people like this who trusted them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

And a good spot for the periodic reminder that we really don’t understand how brainwashing works — but it can lead to its victims screaming that there’s no such thing as covid while they’re being intubated. We really don’t know to what extent this is their free choice.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:56:21am

re: #331 Sufficient unto the day…

So…adventures in retail…

Person in a certain department was ill, was told to come in anyway. Now almost everyone in the department is quarantined due to potential exposure to the y’know, the ongoing public health event.

That doesn’t affect me much since I’m in the far side of the store on a different shift, but we called in people to clean things thoroughly. Two people came in and were out in less than an hour and a half. The store itself covers about seven acres, good luck cleaning that in less than a DAY and a half.

Last night, a co-worker who DOES work on my shift was coughing.

Fuck.

Fully vaxed and still wearing a KN95, but…

FUCK.

There is management idiocy for you. “Come in sick, it’s not like there is a global pandemic that could shut the whole store down or anything.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:58:27am

re: #308 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Telling it like it is. Good for him. His former cohorts are skewering him. To be expected.

sorryantivaxxer.com

He’s getting no love from the commentators, such as this one.

Jim Sells wrote:

“I am mad at the medical profession … I’m fed up with the politicians … You are not informing the public on how COVID will kill you. Which specifically to watch for and how to do it …”

This is lunacy. They DID him, over and over again, all last year and all this year. He did not listen. Now he won’t admit that he did not listen and it is his fault. He is being as stupid and blind to his own fault as he was before. He is still blaming other people for what he did to himself.

To be mad at the medical profession after all they told him is disgraceful. They saved his life!! If I were his doctor I would be furious.

I am glad he has seen the light (partially). I am glad he is on our side. But this is disgusting. With friends like these we don’t need enemies.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:58:39am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I disliked the general style and aesthetic of it, but there are a handful of disco-era songs that I still like: Rubber Band, Disco Inferno and Don’t Leave Me This Way come to mind. A good song is a good song.

#1 best disco song ever - Don’t stop til you get enough
Also…
I will survive
I feel love
You should be dancing
Turn the beat around
Brick house
Enough is enough

So many more

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Decatur Deb  Sep 10, 2021 • 7:58:51am

re: #328 No Malarkey!

Except the US military has continued mandatory vaccination of servicemen for decades.

One day in 1965, a hundred of us in boxer shorts (and almost no hair) walked between lines of medics with airgun injectors. No one thought a thing of it.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:00:35am

California is about to pass a new law that forces companies to only label things as recyclable if they are actually recyclable, not just possibly. They are restricting it to the stuff that can be recycled in California, but it will keep the companies from labeling things that really cannot be recycled.

dailykos.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:00:48am

re: #335 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That comment is honest. I agree with it.

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:00:52am

re: #331 Sufficient unto the day…

So…adventures in retail…

Person in a certain department was ill, was told to come in anyway. Now almost everyone in the department is quarantined due to potential exposure to the y’know, the ongoing public health event.

That doesn’t affect me much since I’m in the far side of the store on a different shift, but we called in people to clean things thoroughly. Two people came in and were out in less than an hour and a half. The store itself covers about seven acres, good luck cleaning that in less than a DAY and a half.

Last night, a co-worker who DOES work on my shift was coughing.

Fuck.

Fully vaxed and still wearing a KN95, but…

FUCK.

No mask is 100%. No vaccine is 100%. No soap is 100%. It’s all percentages, which you combine to get a decent protection. But no amount of protection will help when there’s a #CoViDiot like Janene Hoskovek and others taking it to 11 around…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:04:07am

re: #326 teleskiguy

Please get well soon. And FUCK ANTI-VAXXERS WITH A BIG RUBBER SPLINTERY WOODEN DICK.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:05:52am

re: #225 No Malarkey!

His posts as his wife and he suffered and laid dying are heartbreaking. The monsters who lied to people like this who trusted them should be tried for crimes against humanity.

Anti-vax MAGAts: They were old. So what?

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:06:36am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

So. Wife and I are on Day 2 as Covid Lepers. Neither of us is very sick (yet) and keeping good temps and O2. (Except that the thermometer crapped out last night and there are no charged AA cells in the house.) At noon we go to the hospital parking lot for my “infusion”. She doesn’t get one b/c she is a few days ahead of me with minor symptoms. Both of us are on Z-pac antibacterials to prevent pneumonia, and she was prescribed a steroid—different Doc-in-the-Box.

This morning we began cancelling all the campgrounds and events we had set up for our 6-week camping trip. We set it up in the optimistic days when we thought most Americans weren’t incredibly stupid. We’ll lose a few hundred bucks on non-refundables like the whale-watching ship.

I’m sorry to hear of your circumstances and hope for a full and quick recovery to you both. Having to shelf the trip itself must be very frustrating and disappointing, not to mention the lost money.

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Mattand  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:08:05am

re: #229 dat_said

I startled a small bear-sized raccoon this morning as I stepped out onto the back porch of the House of Dat located mere minutes away from the downtowns of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Made me realize that the last three weeks have been exceptional suburban wild mammal spotting - bat, mouse, eastern chipmunk, red squirrel, gray squirrel, vole (dead, but I’m counting it), cotton tail rabbit, muskrat, mink, raccoon, red fox, and whitetail deer. Over the years, we’ve also seen coyote, river otter, weasel, beaver, and woodchuck. No wolves, bears, moose, or sasquatch yet.

I’m going to retreat back to my bubble now.

That first list almost exactly mirrors my own yard here in South Jersey, with a few exceptions and variations. And it’s heavily populated here.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:12:20am

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Rather than remove the testing site information, they simply scribbled it out.

Data is only broken down as “Scott’s Bluff County” and “everywhere else” due to the governor’s order to prohibit reporting in counties under 20,000 people.

The risk charts and dial are gone.

Deaths: 200 (+9)
Percent fully vaccinated: 35
Last two weeks cases: 453
Most by age: Tied 20-29 and 30-39
Weekly positivity rate: Last reported August 29, 8.4%, up 3.2% since August 8

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:14:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:15:50am

re: #346 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Sidney Powell And ‘Kraken’ Lawyers Asked To Pay More Than $200,000 In Michigan Fraud Case (Forbes)

Long overdue that these hucksters are called to account. They really thought they could get away with saying whatever they wanted and face no consequences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:18:15am

re: #217 No Malarkey!

Yep. A few years ago, I saw construction workers without fall protection working on the roof of the house next door, and I could not get an inspector to come out and cite them.

we don’t even have inspectors in my county, much less “safety rules”.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:18:16am

re: #347 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Long overdue that these hucksters are called to account. They really thought they could get away with saying whatever they wanted and face no consequences.

Some people lie their way through life, so it doesn’t occur to them that it could become a problem when they try to level up and destroy our democracy with their lies.

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darthstar  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:22:48am

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I only use Nextdoor to give away crap I don’t need or want.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:24:39am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Sending good vibes your way for a complete and speedy recovery.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:26:11am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:27:50am

We don’t have a lot to get excited about around here.

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:29:54am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:31:58am

Major Disaster Declaration Approved for Box Butte County (Alliance, Nebr. Times-Herald)

There was also significant crop damage.

The declaration allows federal funds to flow to portions of the state that saw the most damage through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Other counties cited in the declaration include Cass, Clay, Douglas, Fillmore, Grant, Hall, Hamilton, Madison, Sarpy, Saunders, Sheridan, Washington and York.

On July 9, Box Butte County witnessed two rounds of heavy storms that caused damage to windows, roofs and vehicles. According to Matthew Brothers, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, the storm was significant in scale compared to others in recent history.

“I believe the largest hail size that we got a report of was 4.25 inches in diameter,” said Brothers. “That was 12 miles southeast of Hemingford. That was with the first round that was around 5:30 p.m. We got many other reports of not-as-large, but still pretty significant-size hail, as well as going through Alliance, we got a lot of pictures of at least baseball-sized hail that broke a lot of windows on houses as well as cars in town.”

Strong winds were also a factor, with the Alliance Airport recording a gust of 88 mph.

The Nebraska congressional delegation and Governor Pete Ricketts requested that President Biden issue the declaration following the storm. Governor Ricketts cited damage to the state’s electrical grid from the hail and wind.

“At one point, approximately 200,000 customers or 37% of the state was without power. This event caused Omaha Public Power District’s largest power outage in history,” Governor Ricketts wrote.

(more)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:32:14am

re: #354 Belafon

So once again, the Republicans are trying to govern against the will of the majority? I am shocked, SHOCKED!

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No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:35:13am

re: #342 GlutenFreeJesus

Anti-vax MAGAts: They were old. So what?

They were human beings. If you can read their posts without feeling anything for their suffering, even though they brought it on themselves, you don’t have a heart. Monsters they trusted lied to them.

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darthstar  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:35:32am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Shit. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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plansbandc  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:35:47am

re: #272 Dangerman

If you’re going to do the cult of personality thing, it would probably be good to have a likeable personality.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:35:47am

re: #280 lawhawk

Ben Shapiro is going to fight the OSHA requirements to vaccinate his staff.

He’s going to fight the requirement. Yeah, excellent use of his resources. Have at it.

And you will lose.

Ben has more than 100 employees?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:36:10am

re: #342 GlutenFreeJesus

Anti-vax MAGAts: They were old. So what?

And how many did they infect? How many others will die because of their stupidity?

I have no, zero, zip, nada empathy for them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:39:30am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

So once again, the Republicans are trying to govern against the will of the majority? I am shocked, SHOCKED!

They will tell you they are doing what is morally right.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:40:36am

re: #362 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s great! I don’t give a flying fuck! We don’t legislate morality in this country! Christianity was not meant to be the law of ANY LAND! Fuck off already, and keep fucking off until you GET IT!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:40:56am

Larry will move even faster today. The hurricane is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland tonight. It is far east of Philadelphia at this time.

…LARRY MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND…
…EXPECTED TO BRING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS, A DANGEROUS STORM
SURGE, AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO THAT AREA TONIGHT…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————-
LOCATION…40.0N 60.5W
ABOUT 595 MI…955 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 29 MPH…46 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…971 MB…28.68 INCHES

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cat-tikvah  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:41:05am

re: #235 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)
First protest poster I made after November 2016

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wrenchwench  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:42:17am

re: #333 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

And a good spot for the periodic reminder that we really don’t understand how brainwashing works — but it can lead to its victims screaming that there’s no such thing as covid while they’re being intubated. We really don’t know to what extent this is their free choice.

One is put into a coma in order to carry out the intubation process. The screaming would have to be sooner.

As I understand it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:42:33am

re: #362 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will tell you they are doing what is morally right.

Just like they did with alcohol. Just like they did with prayer in school. Just like they did with slavery.

Is there any point in history when a conservative was actually morally right?

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Jay C  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:43:01am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

So once again, the Republicans are trying to govern against the will of the majority? I am shocked, SHOCKED!

Heh. Like any of today’s Republican really give a flying about the will of the “majority”??
The only “majority” they care about is whatever margin of “base” voters in their district/state that will get them elected/reelected, and they will pander to said base with whatever extremist rhetoric/policies they think their rabid “base” wants to hear.
And then get wildly indignant at even the very suggestion that the sort of hate-driven, tribalistic, bubble-mentality politics that gets them those votes is anything but “normal American attitudes”, and that the “extremists” are (always, of course) Those Guys Over There….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:44:36am

re: #108 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

You know… we have all sorts of things to say about RWNJs making shit up. I kind of wish you (and others) would provide some evidence when you say this kind of thing.


The Dark Money Influencing Senator Manchin’s Right-Wing Agenda

New reporting by CNBC has found that the advocacy arm of Charles Koch’s network has been pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) to oppose key Democratic priorities like voting rights and labor provisions.

The Koch advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, has been orchestrating an online campaign to push Manchin to stand against proposals like the For The People Act, or S.1, Democrats’ keystone voting rights bill, and the abolition of the filibuster.

‘Manchin Is Only Moved by Corporate Donors,’ Says Bowman as Koch-Backed Group Lobbies Against Voting Rights Bill

A dark money group funded by right-wing billionaire Charles Koch has been actively lobbying Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to keep up his opposition to the For the People Act, a sweeping voting rights bill that would expand ballot access and crack down on the kind of secretive spending that has made the deep-pocketed Koch network such a powerful force in U.S. politics.

CNBC reported Tuesday that Americans for Prosperity recently “launched a website titled West Virginia Values, which calls on people to email Manchin ‘to be The Voice West Virginia Needs In D.C. — Reject Washington’s Partisan Agenda.’”

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Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:45:03am

re: #357 No Malarkey!

They were human beings. If you can read their posts without feeling anything for their suffering, even though they brought it on themselves, you don’t have a heart. Monsters they trusted lied to them.

I am sad they died. I am angry at them for being willing to be suckered when we weren’t and when they were repeatedly told they were being conned.

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plansbandc  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:45:40am

re: #333 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

It’s absolutely tragic and fucking criminal that so many people are dying because the media they consumed lied to to them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:46:59am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

So once again, the Republicans are trying to govern against the will of the majority? I am shocked, SHOCKED!

So…70% of 35% of the US populace wants to overturn RvW.

(((getting calculator)))

Also, YouGov being what it is, I would bet that at least 5% of those supposed democrats who support overturning RvW are not, in fact, democrats.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:47:36am

re: #357 No Malarkey!

They were human beings. If you can read their posts without feeling anything for their suffering, even though they brought it on themselves, you don’t have a heart. Monsters they trusted lied to them.

Yup. These anti-vax people seem to think the elderly/obese/compromised are just disposable.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:49:24am

re: #357 No Malarkey!

They were human beings. If you can read their posts without feeling anything for their suffering, even though they brought it on themselves, you don’t have a heart. Monsters they trusted lied to them.

nope. no heart here. none at all.

I feel for the people they infected or the people who cannot get treatment because of these people.

Hitler, Pot Pol, Stalin, etc., etc., etc., were all human beings. There is a time and place to have a heart and this is not the time or the place. Not for the people intent on killing the rest of us.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:52:52am

re: #367 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just like they did with alcohol. Just like they did with prayer in school. Just like they did with slavery.

Is there any point in history when a conservative was actually morally right?

It is all rooted in American Exceptionalism, which is rooted in Fundamentalist Theocracy. (aka Christian Taliban) , which in turn is based on the notion that we are God’s Favorite Nation on Earth and will continue to prosper and enjoy His Divine Blessings because our laws reflect (their Fundamentalist backward interpretation of ) His Divine Will.

Needless to say, they see allowing abortion and birth control and public adultery and gay marriage and miscegenation and people eating the Bread of Idleness all as a direct affront to God and unless we outlaw all those things, he will no longer favor us and might just decide it is time to open up a Jehosophat-size can of Divine Ass-Whoop on us…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:55:02am

re: #333 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

And a good spot for the periodic reminder that we really don’t understand how brainwashing works — but it can lead to its victims screaming that there’s no such thing as covid while they’re being intubated. We really don’t know to what extent this is their free choice.

A good spot to also point out they seek out this information. No one makes them look up anti-vax sites on Facebook or watch OANN.

A good spot to also point out conservatives get violent when they don’t get their way.

A good spot to point out that those in the past who have served as useful idiots for genocides such as Rwanda or Cambodia were still put on trial for their part in the genocide.

That woman at Super Saver in Lincoln, Nebr. who was coughing on people and chasing them down was not “brainwashed.” She was guilty of assault and battery. The police have not arrested her because the police are supporting these douchecanoes. Her getting fired from her job was the least that could have happened to her.

If that had happened around me, I would have intervened in defence of another. I’ve already broken one person’s foot over harassment and threats of violence by someone quite larger than me over my mask in Cheyenne.

You’ll notice the people they harass are viewed as smaller or weaker. They are bullies.

In the 1918 flu, public health officials shot anti-maskers.

377
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:55:30am

False alarm. Either that or they smoked some dumb sumbitch who got too close to the UFO relic vault and dumped his weighted body in Lake Erie. Good work in either case, AF Security. Under no circumstances can we let Bible thumpers and alternate healthcare advocates find out what’s in there.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Lockdown: All clear given after active shooter report

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was placed under lockdown Thursday night after reports of an active shooter at a building that’s part of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

No threat was identified at the base after two people reported to a security worker hearing a single gunshot at the NASIC facility on base around 9 p.m. Thursday, said Col. Patrick Miller, Installation Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during a news conference early Friday morning.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:56:32am
379
Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 8:58:51am

re: #373 GlutenFreeJesus

Yup. These anti-vax people seem to think the elderly/obese/compromised non-anti-vaxxers are just disposable.

FTFY.

380
austin_blue  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:01:08am

I know that it is *so* last week’s news, but the next time time someone barks about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, just send them this with the question “How would you hold this much territory with the 2,500 troops that Trump left Biden?”

indexmundi.com

People really have no idea just how large the country is.

Oh, and Bolton’s wet dream about taking out Iran? It’s as big as the US east of the Mississippi with three Rocky Mountain Ranges in it.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:01:37am

re: #366 wrenchwench

One is put into a coma in order to carry out the intubation process. The screaming would have to be sooner.

As I understand it.

Well, if we’re picking nits, anesthetizing the patient is part of the intubation process, and begins with a patient who is not anesthetized.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:01:41am

Last night the crescent moon was extremely orange due to smoke here.

Today it’s gong to be hot with smoke.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:03:07am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Which our Joe said nothing about, and anyway lobbying is not the same as bribing. Where’s the cashed check?

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Teukka  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:05:06am

So this scrolled by in my feeds:

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wrenchwench  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:05:43am

re: #381 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Well, if we’re picking nits, anesthetizing the patient is part of the intubation process, and begins with a patient who is not anesthetized.

Exactly. Usually.

I was already in a coma, and was given fentanyl anyway when I was intubated in a helicopter. As I understand it, having asked a lot of questions much later.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:06:37am

re: #376 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A good spot to also point out they seek out this information. No one makes them look up anti-vax sites on Facebook or watch OANN.

You don’t get how youtube and facebook (also google) push new sites to people, do you.

388
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:10:07am

While I am sitting here wiggling….

Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (Official Video)

389
Belafon  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:10:34am

re: #386 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

You don’t get how youtube and facebook (also google) push new sites to people, do you.

How did we avoid being sucked into it?

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wrenchwench  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:11:34am

re: #389 Belafon

How did we avoid being sucked into it?

Something about a Football….

391
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:13:01am

re: #389 Belafon

How did we avoid being sucked into it?

Common sense (which truly is uncommon)? Ability to think, reason and apply logic?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:13:48am

re: #257 JOE 🥓

While Newsmax and OANN are hemming and hawing about that…while they wait for the Arizona FRAUDIT to release the report…

I was thinking about that this morning. Why no word? Or have I missed something?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:15:21am

re: #386 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

You don’t get how youtube and facebook (also google) push new sites to people, do you.

I’m not on Facebook, but I do see recommendations from YouTube when I watch a video there.

If I click on a recommendation, they did not “compel” me. That was a conscious choice.

We could of course treat all the feral violent conservatives as if they had no agency at all in their choice to be feral and violent.

My son when he was three was better behaved.

394
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:17:26am

re: #330 Decatur Deb

You’re a kinder man than I.

Concrete or a cactus would be my choice.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:18:13am

re: #392 Hecuba’s daughter

I was thinking about that this morning. Why no word? Or have I missed something?

They keep delaying for various reasons. Amongst them, they claimed on the first due date that some of their team came down with Covid-19.

Four hours ago at Yahoo!

Arizona election audit team to submit draft report to Senate next week

The team behind the 2020 presidential election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, plans to submit its full draft report to the state Senate next week, according to a spokesperson for the project.

The submission of the final review of the 2020 election, which saw auditing teams recount 2.1 million ballots and analyze voting machines this summer, has been delayed for several weeks. Audit Co-Chairman Randy Pullen told the AZ Mirror the draft report could be handed to the Senate on Wednesday or Thursday.

Plans to submit the audit report were delayed after the audit leader and CEO of Cyber Ninjas, Doug Logan, tested positive for COVID-19 along with two other members of the five-person team.

The audit report was previously intended to be submitted by the end of August. Senate President Karen Fann tweeted on Aug. 16 that the “audit companies are preparing the draft report to present to the senate team.”

(more)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:20:20am

QAnon Surfer Who Allegedly Killed His Kids With a Spear Gun Could Face Death Penalty (Vice)

Nothing seemed wrong to the people around him, because he was in a community that’s also a cult, and members are expected to act crazy to get attention.

VICE News attempted to contact dozens of people who knew Matthew Coleman, but none of them would speak openly about him, his faith, or what may have led to him allegedly murder his children.

But one of them did speak out in a Facebook group dedicated to the Coleman case.

In the post, Santa Barbara resident Helen Rose said she “grew up in the same household with him” after his parents took her in and that she viewed Coleman as a brother. She believes that he was suffering from some psychiatric condition that was allowed to fester in a community that accepted such behavior as normal.

“I believe that Matt has an undiagnosed mental illness to an extreme that may have been recognized in other communities, but the community he was an integral part of, the fundamentalist Christian evangelical community, seeing ‘signs and interpreting messages from God’ is accepted and encouraged,” Rose wrote in the Facebook post, reviewed by VICE News.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:22:32am

Gotta deny those claims:

Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to President Biden, appeared Thursday on Don Lemon Tonight to speak about the devastation left by Hurricane Ida and the need for insurance companies to take care of their policyholders. While certain companies, like Allstate and USAA, have agreed to cover some additional costs, State Farm has reportedly refused to cover any extra costs for homeowners who were not under a mandatory evacuation order.

(more at Yahoo)

news.yahoo.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:22:43am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Haven’t Anymouse and JOE been saying this for weeks now?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:25:19am

re: #396 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Not sure how that works. Gov. Newsome put in place a moratorium, but even if that expires there is a federal court order halting all executions in California since 2006.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:29:09am

re: #398 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Haven’t Anymouse and JOE been saying this for weeks now?

I haven’t.

401
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:29:37am

re: #300 Dr Lizardo

I think a lot of people were noting his dramatic weight loss. Only about three months ago, and he could’ve been a Michelin Man stand-in. He was quite the chonky fellow, to say the least.

He does look much better. He’s still a cold blooded murderer and tyrant — but much handsomer!

402
Rightwingconspirator  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:32:51am

re: #401 Hecuba’s daughter

He does look much better. He’s still a cold blooded murderer and tyrant — but much handsomer!

He sure looks good for a “dead” guy.
washingtonpost.com

Kim Jong Un is (apparently) alive and (presumably) well. The North Korean dictator appeared in a state-issued photo over the weekend, in which he is shown cutting the ribbon on a new fertilizer factory outside Pyongyang. He looked not the least bit dead.

This development was a bit awkward for CNN and many other news outlets around the world, as well as a few intelligence agencies, which had spent the past few weeks in a frenzy over Kim’s health, or lack thereof.

According to stories in otherwise reliable mainstream publications, Kim died. According to journalists, he was “in grave danger,” possibly as a result of a botched operation. Others split the difference, saying he was in a coma or brain dead.

Or, as it turns out, not.

403
William Lewis  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:34:49am

So the result of my appeal is that it is not targeted harassment to insult a dead traitor but is abusive. SMDH. Trying to decide if it’s worth deleting the naughty tweet or not.

404
b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:35:39am

re: #395 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They keep delaying for various reasons. Amongst them, they claimed on the first due date that some of their team came down with Covid-19.

Four hours ago at Yahoo!

Arizona election audit team to submit draft report to Senate next week

(more)

full draft report?

lol, what the hell is a full draft report?

405
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:35:45am

Suzette Shafer, Zephyrhills, Fl, Anti-vaxx. BF died of COVID, blames remdesivir, posts anti-vax info (Sorry Antivaxxer)

He didn’t post much on-line. His girlfriend was, and still is, a prolific poster of antivax misinfo, along with a steady stream of racism and anti-semitism .

Like many of the feral conservatives, she was angry with medical care people, though the Remdesivir attack is unusual.

406
KingKenrod  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:40:42am

re: #403 William Lewis

So the result of my appeal is that it is not targeted harassment to insult a dead traitor but is abusive. SMDH. Trying to decide if it’s worth deleting the naughty tweet or not.

You can always delete it replace it with something that says the same thing, only nicely. Passive-aggressive revenge. It can be even more satisfying than the real thing :)

407
KingKenrod  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:41:38am
408
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:41:50am

re: #398 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Haven’t Anymouse and JOE been saying this for weeks now?

Yes, but today I learned that dark money PACs are merely lobbying, not bribes.
I guess because the signed checks are hidden, courtesy of Citizens United.

409
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:41:51am

I’m gonna go out I’m gonna let myself get absolutely soaking wet!

It’s Raining Men

410
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:41:52am

re: #340 Teukka

No mask is 100%. No vaccine is 100%. No soap is 100%. It’s all percentages, which you combine to get a decent protection. But no amount of protection will help when there’s a #CoViDiot like Janene Hoskovek and others taking it to 11 around…

A reminder: Not everyone who is sick, coughing and sneezing, has Covid. There are other ailments that have the same symptoms.

411
The Pie Overlord!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:43:52am

I’m going to bake chocolate chip cookies.

412
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:44:41am

re: #345 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Rather than remove the testing site information, they simply scribbled it out.

Data is only broken down as “Scott’s Bluff County” and “everywhere else” due to the governor’s order to prohibit reporting in counties under 20,000 people.

The risk charts and dial are gone.

Deaths: 200 (+9)
Percent fully vaccinated: 35
Last two weeks cases: 453
Most by age: Tied 20-29 and 30-39
Weekly positivity rate: Last reported August 29, 8.4%, up 3.2% since August 8

Do they aggregate and report the numbers of all the smaller counties so that the statewide total number of deaths and cases are accurate? Or is that information concealed?

413
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:46:23am
414
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:48:03am

Anti-Supernatural bias?!?

Everybody knows OUR Supernatural is the only TRUE Supernatural!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:49:18am

re: #412 Hecuba’s daughter

Do they aggregate and report the numbers of all the smaller counties so that the statewide total number of deaths and cases are accurate? Or is that information concealed?

They aggregate the numbers. There are only seven counties in Nebraska with more than 20,000 people, so all the public health district dashboards are sort of useless.

The state dashboard has been removed since June 1 (hence the big hole on national maps). The state puts out a two-week “summary.” Every hospital and physician and public health worker in the state is trying to get Gov. Ricketts to budge, but he won’t move off his flawed interpretation of HIPAA.

416
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:49:21am
417
No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:50:37am

re: #392 Hecuba’s daughter

I was thinking about that this morning. Why no word? Or have I missed something?

Most of the Cyber Ninjas are sick with Covid.

418
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:50:49am

meeting time. gotta pause the disco rabbit hole I am descending. :-(

bbiab

419
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:51:29am

re: #413 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Frank Turek is lying for Jesus, as is his wont.

I imagine that college professors don’t view Evangelical students unfavourably; they view their education as lacking.

He must have his martyr complex for this faith though.

420
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:52:17am

re: #417 No Malarkey!

Most of the Cyber Ninjas are sick with Covid.

More likely that terrible feeling in the gut when you know you’ve been up to no good, and serious people are looking into your actions.

421
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:52:25am

Idle speculation:

It occurred to me that Biden’s vaccine mandate boldly confronts the antivaxx/covidiots at the height of their power. The covidiots have reacted accordingly, waving their penis guns and mumbling dire threats that they would report to the law if directed at them. Is Joe trying to set up a decisive confrontation? Does he have an ace up his sleeve?

I’m wondering if he has smoking-gun proof of collusion and orchestrated, paid influence in the antivaxx propaganda movement. A lot of the latter, obviously, predates covid but the existing antivaxx movement was simply the fertile ground on which the massive rain of covid bullshit fell. Where did that rain come from and who paid for it?

422
mmmirele  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:55:21am

And in the latest AZ fraudit news…

423
gocart mozart  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:55:43am
424
BeenHereAwhile  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:56:39am

re: #57 Decatur Deb

Local hospital admin can’t get through an interview without crying. Talkn’ Huie Long here, not Little Mary Sunshine.

Navy medical team deploys to Dale Medical Center to assist in COVID-19 battle
dothaneagle.com

Gov Earl K. Long - Huie’s brother:

A group of colored leaders came to Earl K Long and complained there were not enough “colored” nurses.
Long said he would get more colored nurses hired, but they would not like how he accomplished it.
Long subsequently went to a hospital and visited a room with two “colored” patients. When a white nurse came in to administer to them, Long began screaming that it went against God’s plan to have white woman drawing blood and in such close contact with undressed N——r men.
Some months later, the ratio of white to black nurses became more equal.

(One of my father’s yat friends was Earl K’s dentist - the stories he told.)

425
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:56:51am

re: #418 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

meeting time. gotta pause the disco rabbit hole I am descending. :-(

bbiab

Radio 70’s Live - The Best of Funky Soul Disco Hits • 24/7

426
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:57:24am

re: #368 Jay C

Heh. Like any of today’s Republican really give a flying about the will of the “majority”??
The only “majority” they care about is whatever margin of “base” voters in their district/state that will get them elected/reelected, and they will pander to said base with whatever extremist rhetoric/policies they think their rabid “base” wants to hear.
And then get wildly indignant at even the very suggestion that the sort of hate-driven, tribalistic, bubble-mentality politics that gets them those votes is anything but “normal American attitudes”, and that the “extremists” are (always, of course) Those Guys Over There….

It’s not as though the “majority” necessarily are in line with truth and justice. I have no doubt that an impartial survey before Brown vs Board of Education would have supported segregated schools. A majority opposed SSM until SCOTUS declared it the law of the land. A majority had no problems with workplace discrimination based on gender, or religion, or race until it was finally outlawed. It can take a while for people to see the error of their ways or understand that societal values that were around for hundreds — or perhaps thousands — of years are wrong or, in some cases, no longer relevant to the modern world.

427
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:57:32am

re: #419 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Frank Turek is lying for Jesus, as is his wont.

I imagine that college professors don’t view Evangelical students unfavourably; they view their education as lacking.

He must have his martyr complex for this faith though.

I viewed them as infuriatingly ignorant and arrogant. One student confidently asserted that “radio carbon dating” had been “debunked,” and that “the whole house of cards” (of paleontology) “would come tumbling down.” The idiot had no idea, none, that dates in the millions and billions of years have nothing to do with radiocarbon, which can only date organic material of comparatively recent origin. Yet he was cocksure of himself. The class actually laughed at him.

428
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:58:02am

“Even worse, some day they might not allow the option of simply getting tested every week if I don’t want the Devil’s Spunk injected in my Patriot Veins!”

429
No Malarkey!  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:58:10am

re: #421 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Idle speculation:

It occurred to me that Biden’s vaccine mandate boldly confronts the antivaxx/covidiots at the height of their power. The covidiots have reacted accordingly, waving their penis guns and mumbling dire threats that they would report to the law if directed at them. Is Joe trying to set up a decisive confrontation? Does he have an ace up his sleeve?

I’m wondering if he has smoking-gun proof of collusion and orchestrated, paid influence in the antivaxx propaganda movement. A lot of the latter, obviously, predates covid but the existing antivaxx movement was simply the fertile ground on which the massive rain of covid bullshit fell. Where did that rain come from and who paid for it?

I don’t know, but I think Biden is just trying to end a pandemic that is killing thousands of people every day, and the only way to do it is to vaccinate everybody.

430
Dr Lizardo  Sep 10, 2021 • 9:59:39am

re: #401 Hecuba’s daughter

He does look much better. He’s still a cold blooded murderer and tyrant — but much handsomer!

Heh. I just wonder why he lost so much weight. Did his doctors tell him (as diplomatically as possible, of course), “Hey buddy, you need to lose some weight, because if you don’t, you ain’t gonna make it to 50 - oh, and it’s a huge risk factor for COVID-19, too” or is it some medical ailment?

431
ckkatz  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:00:06am

re: #423 gocart mozart
(Yes, this is also sarcasm.)

432
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:00:46am

re: #422 mmmirele

“‘the people will only take so much and pretty soon there will be guns in the street,’ was a call I was told about.”

There are already guns on the street and Trump cultists don’t have all of them, or the most suitable ones.

433
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:02:40am

re: #422 mmmirele

And in the latest AZ fraudit news…

So after Sen. Fann has stoked partisan crap for months over this, now she gives a tepid “threats are unacceptable” statement.

Threats have been going on as long as the Fruadit has.

No statement in there about “we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, &c.” She’s been pumping out agitprop for months.

434
ckkatz  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:02:42am

re: #424 BeenHereAwhile

Rachel Maddow had a segment last (Thursday) night on how Medicare was a major factor in desegregating Southern hospitals back in the 1960’s.

435
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:03:30am

re: #376 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

re: #386 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

You don’t get how youtube and facebook (also google) push new sites to people, do you.

Also, friends push these sites through email or on FB. People who are brainwashed work to convert those who aren’t — and sometimes they succeed.

436
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:04:04am

re: #429 No Malarkey!

I don’t know, but I think Biden is just trying to end a pandemic that is killing thousands of people every day, and the only way to do it is to vaccinate everybody.

Naturally but he knows that the pro-disease mob is immune to reason, facts, or human decency and will simply have to be shoved out of the way.

437
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:04:14am

re: #404 b.d. (GOP-Shut up, get the jab & shut up again)

lol, what the hell is a full draft report?

Well, I often keep documents in Draft and deliberative to avoid FOIA requests and then remove the watermark right before I sign it — for them, draft also gives the option of ‘fixing’ the embarrassing errors/falsehoods that are there and/or saying ‘well, we never finalized the fraudit, so it was just for funsies.’

438
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:06:33am

I’m going to mosey off to bed. Bye, y’all.

439
William Lewis  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:07:06am

re: #406 KingKenrod

You can always delete it replace it with something that says the same thing, only nicely. Passive-aggressive revenge. It can be even more satisfying than the real thing :)

Yeah, but this was the original they’re whining about:

He was a slave owner, a vile master, a lousy general and a traitor. Grant should have hanged him immediately following the surrender.

440
Eventual Carrion  Sep 10, 2021 • 10:10:47am

re: #431 ckkatz

(Yes, this is also sarcasm.)

[Embedded content]

No shirt
No shoes
No service

441
BeenHereAwhile  Sep 10, 2021 • 11:49:02am

re: #336 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

#1 best disco song ever - Don’t stop til you get enough
Also…
I will survive
I feel love
You should be dancing
Turn the beat around
Brick house
Enough is enough

So many more

Black Box - Everybody Everybody (Official Video)

442
John Hughes  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:22:04pm

re: #149 William Lewis

So it seems that calling RE Lee […] a bad master,

A “bad master”? Is that like a “bad SS concentration camp guard”? Does that imply the existence of a “good SS concentration camp guard”?

443
John Hughes  Sep 10, 2021 • 3:45:04pm

re: #375 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

unless we outlaw all those things, he will no longer favor us and might just decide it is time to open up a Jehosophat-size can of Divine Ass-Whoop on us…

So, like I said elsewhen, they are scared that God will visit America with pestilence, violence, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, landslides, snowstorms, floods, droughts, avalanches, plagues of insects…

Wait. All that is already happening. Maybe America is already evil in God’s eye?


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The Stranglers - This Song (Official Video) This Song' is out on 10th Sept 2021 on Coursegood: slinky.toTaken from the new album 'Dark Matters' by The Stranglers: slinky.to Special thanks to Stuart Pearce. thestranglers.co.ukfacebook.cominstagram.com@StranglersSiteLyrics:I’m collecting all these feelings for youPut them in a box in a ...
Thanos
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Jukebox the Ghost - Cheers! (Lyric Video) “Cheers!” out now: jukeboxtheghost.lnk.to“Cheers!” Lyrics Here's to more of the everyday, raise a glass and sing along, the outcasts and the underdogs On the benches, on the sidelines, wallflowers: this is our time ordinary people every dayIn the nosebleeds, ...
Thanos
5 days, 11 hours ago
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An Epic Takedown Appears to Be in the WorksAn epic takedown of Facebook is afoot: But going back to the WSJ series on Facebook, the quote in today's paper is priceless: "A now-former executive questioned the idea of overhauling Instagram to avoid social comparison. 'People use Instagram because ...
Eric The Fruit Bat
6 days, 6 hours ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210912We got our replacement solar panel.Figured we'd install, then take readings to sort of know if something was wrong in the future.One panel at a time, then pairs of 2, then all 3. Because they all connect to one feed ...
Dangerman
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210905Not having that third solar panel for 3 weeks, it’s clear now that we definitely needed the upgrade when we decided in November. 3 puts us over the top of more electricity than consumption. Still no ETA so we turned ...
Dangerman
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Evangelicals and the Limits of Evangelical EmpathyLink to the article at: alternet.org She writes of her own experience where she turned against evangelicals. Here are the critical paragraphs to think about. And this will bring me to the ongoing evangelical moral panic over exvangelicals, those who ...
JOE 🥓
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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How Did the United States Treat the Creator of…The SaintJust a reminder of how one Leslie Charteris was treated by the Chinese Exclusion Act…and California’s anti-Chinese laws. Just in case you didn’t know, Leslie Charteris was the creator of this literary figure… Charteris himself wasn’t far removed from his ...
JOE 🥓
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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