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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:52:52am

I have noticed a lot of anti-Western, anti-Capitalist Putinverstehers out there are also signing on as Lukaschenkoverstehers as well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:55:05am

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:56:19am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

My reply to her would be: Alright, Lauren, you first. Because the way you act, you are even more ungodly than the people you hate.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:57:32am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

He removed Trump on January 21st, and the virus seems to be taking care of others. I’m sure that’s what you mean, right, Boebert?

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:57:34am

CL’d repost.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 9:59:58am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

If, as I read, she is going to be redistricted into a blue district, she’ll find out that God doesn’t vote.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:00:15am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:02:41am

It’s really quite stunning to me to see how hard men like Desantis and Greg Abbott work to kill people.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:04:53am

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s really quite stunning to me to see how hard men like Desantis and Greg Abbott work to kill people.

What’s even more stunning is how the Trump base worships these men and praises them for the FREEDUMB they provide from mask and vaccine mandates.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:05:02am
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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:05:25am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

From the church or from scripture?

Like all the times Jesus said to feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick, welcome the refugee, pay your taxes, pray quietly at home and don’t make a public spectacle of it… He’s quoted in the book Lauren claims to live by, he’s quoted as saying these things repeatedly.

What that book doesn’t quote him as saying? Anything at all about abortion or homosexuality. Doesn’t think it’s worth a mention.

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:05:53am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

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like i said below, she knows shes almost out of a job

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:05:56am

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s really quite stunning to me to see how hard men like Desantis and Greg Abbott work to kill people.

What’s killing me about them is, the only reason they are doing these things is pride. They refuse to be wrong. They refuse to even admit the possibility that their approach is wrong, that the vaccines work, that COVID is dangerous, that people’s personal liberties mean nothing if they can’t live to enjoy them. They’re just like Trump - they’re not wrong, and even when they are, they aren’t.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:06:15am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah, so that means my mom is the biggest thwartler I know.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:06:46am

re: #13 Dopamine Fish

I think they’re also doing it because they know they will suffer minimal if any consequences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:07:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:08:23am

re: #11 sagehen

What that book doesn’t quote him as saying? Anything at all about abortion or homosexuality. Doesn’t think it’s worth a mention.

“He was so incensed, disgusted and appalled by them that it left him speechless!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:08:31am

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

Never thought I’d see the day that W. would be considered a RINO, but…here we are.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:08:32am

re: #9 Hecuba’s daughter

What’s even more stunning is how the Trump base worships these men and praises them for the FREEDUMB they provide from mask and vaccine mandates.

Even most Kentucky Republicans aren’t quite that evil. Last week when my awful state senator sought to prohibit school districts from instituting mask mandates, her amendment failed because not one of her GOP colleagues would second her motion. They passed the buck entirely to school boards to avoid responsibility.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:09:57am

re: #12 Dangerman

like i said below, she knows shes almost out of a job

She has 14 months of grifting as a congresswoman left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:10:43am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:10:43am

re: #13 Dopamine Fish

What’s killing me about them is, the only reason they are doing these things is pride. They refuse to be wrong. They refuse to even admit the possibility that their approach is wrong, that the vaccines work, that COVID is dangerous, that people’s personal liberties mean nothing if they can’t live to enjoy them. They’re just like Trump - they’re not wrong, and even when they are, they aren’t.

It’s actually the result of the interweaving of religion with a political ideology. It creates a dangerous fragility, where if the threads are pulled from one end, the whole fabric - politics and religion - starts to unravel entirely.

That is where their minds are right now; challenging the legitimacy of Trumpism is no different than challenging the very legitimacy of their scripture…and having to confront the harsh truth is nothing short of an existential crisis.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:11:47am

re: #286 Dangerman

she (bobert) knows she’s almost out of a job

We can only hope; along with MTG, wheelchair-boy, and a host of others.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:13:31am

re: #22 Dr Lizardo

It’s actually the result of the interweaving of religion with a political ideology. It creates a dangerous fragility, where if the threads are pulled from one end, the whole fabric - politics and religion - starts to unravel entirely.

Plenty of people equate Zionism with Judaism or Islam with Islamism, Hinduism with Hindu Nationalism, Christianity with Dominionism, etc.

Both within and outside the religious groups.

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teleskiguy  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:15:08am
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:15:21am

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

Never thought I’d see the day that W. would be considered a RINO, but…here we are.

Bush made a statement that could be condemning Trump, therefore Trump has to attack.

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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:15:56am

Drudge: New Yorkers face 61.2% tax rate.

Yeah, if you’re in the top tax brackets overall. ~99% of Americans aren’t in the top tax bracket. About a million people nationwide fall into the top tax bracket overall under the IRS tables. Nearly 80% fall into tax brackets of 15% or below. In other words, this is more bogus framing courtesy of right wingers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:16:06am

re: #26 Belafon

Bush made a statement that could be condemning Trump, therefore Trump has to attack.

The whole Bush family has no love lost for Trump.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:16:48am
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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:16:56am

re: #25 teleskiguy

False idols and all that crap.

Or…

Riding Trump to the Apocalypse because he’s the guy who bring about the End Times by sabotaging govt and policies.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:16:57am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:16:59am

re: #19 No Malarkey!

Even most Kentucky Republicans aren’t quite that evil. Last week when my awful state senator sought to prohibit school districts from instituting mask mandates, her amendment failed because not one of her GOP colleagues would second her motion. They passed the buck entirely to school boards to avoid responsibility.

The difference is that the Kentucky governor is a Democrat who promotes vaccines and masks and their senior senator, as evil as he may be, promotes vaccines and does not object to masks.

Florida has a genocidal governor. Rubio does encourage everyone to get vaccinated but their criminal senator and ex-governor Scott only says that everyone who wants a vaccine should get one.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:17:23am

re: #22 Dr Lizardo

It’s actually the result of the interweaving of religion with a political ideology. It creates a dangerous fragility, where if the threads are pulled from one end, the whole fabric - politics and religion - starts to unravel entirely.

That is where their minds are right now; challenging the legitimacy of Trumpism is no different than challenging the very legitimacy of their scripture…and having to confront the harsh truth is nothing short of an existential crisis.

Slacktavist has a whole rant about how these people have constructed their political/religious identity in such a flimsy interconnected house of cards that if any one item on their checklist is disproved, it means Jesus doesn’t love you. So they must cling to even the tiniest detail, none of it can be wrong. Ever.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:19:16am

re: #22 Dr Lizardo

It’s actually the result of the interweaving of religion with a political ideology. It creates a dangerous fragility, where if the threads are pulled from one end, the whole fabric - politics and religion - starts to unravel entirely.

That is where their minds are right now; challenging the legitimacy of Trumpism is no different than challenging the very legitimacy of their scripture…and having to confront the harsh truth is nothing short of an existential crisis.

That is the very definition of a cult.

Back in the 90s, I was on the “Cult Beat” and had to spend time with & interview people who had fled Scientology, Branch Davidians, the Mormon polygamists, etc. etc.

Commonality: the people who fled the cults had started out by getting puzzled by some inconsistency in the doctrine, and started questioning things. LIttle by little, the doubt grew … until it all just came crashing down.

It was very painful for them. They felt so stupid and ashamed.

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:19:24am

re: #12 Dangerman

like i said below, she knows shes almost out of a job relevancy

better?

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:19:29am

re: #27 lawhawk

Drudge: New Yorkers face 61.2% tax rate.

Yeah, if you’re in the top tax brackets overall. Rupert Murdoch.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:20:04am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole Bush family has no love lost for Trump.

Except George P. He’s a Trumper.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:20:30am

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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I’m perfectly ok with Muslims calling the Taliban the Islamic Evangelicals.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:20:34am

re: #32 Hecuba’s daughter

The difference is that the Kentucky governor in is a Democrat who promotes vaccines and masks and their senior senator, as evil as he may be, promotes vaccines and does not object to masks.

Florida has a genocidal governor. Rubio does encourage everyone to get vaccinated but their criminal senator and ex-governor Scott only says that everyone who wants a vaccine should get one.

True. A ban on mask mandates could only have passed by overriding Governor Beshear’s veto, and the GOP legislators would’ve owned it completely. So they passed the buck to local school boards instead.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:21:25am

re: #33 sagehen

Slacktavist has a whole rant about how these people have constructed their political/religious identity in such a flimsy interconnected house of cards that if any one item on their checklist is disproved, it means Jesus doesn’t love you. So they must cling to even the tiniest detail, none of it can be wrong. Ever.

Yeah, sad but true. And soon enough, everything becomes “the hill to die on”.

Just makes me think of the oft-cited quote from Dune: “When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:22:04am

re: #22 Dr Lizardo

What we’re seeing with these people is the externalization of their ego: God and Trump exist as external voices that confirm their internal voices and little else. This isn’t even ideology, because there’s no actual standard they will hold themselves to: the “rules” continuously evolve to (1) create exceptions such that they are not held to their own standards, (2) novel forms of transgression are invented to justify further cruelty assertion of control over others.

The harder part to winnow out is that there’s a feedback loop between the absolute cynics—the ones who know they’re acting in bad faith—and absolute believers—who have sublimated themselves to their authorities—but most of these Trumpist types are oscillating between the two poles: if you don’t have any standard of “truth” then your sincere beliefs can change constantly while you don’t acknowledge the transition. It’s Super Turbo Ship of Theseus.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:22:20am

re: #25 teleskiguy

Hold up. The name of the billboard company is Reagan?

This seems like a Poe or a photoshop.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:24:47am

I don’t like American Taliban because the Taliban are just the Af-Pak Klan.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:25:07am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:26:28am

re: #34 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

That is the very definition of a cult.

Back in the 90s, I was on the “Cult Beat” and had to spend time with & interview people who had fled Scientology, Branch Davidians, the Mormon polygamists, etc. etc.

Commonality: the people who fled the cults had started out by getting puzzled by some inconsistency in the doctrine, and started questioning things. LIttle by little, the doubt grew … until it all just came crashing down.

It was very painful for them. They felt so stupid and ashamed.

I personally knew people in the Harun Yahya cult. Though there are still a few hardcore dead-enders who insist he’s done nothing wrong (and also insist that he is, in fact, the Mahdi), the rest of them feel a good deal of embarrassment at having been hoodwinked for so long. I also personally know the one woman who made a rather daring escape from the now-demolished cult compound in Istanbul - it was her that went to the authorities….along with a few flashdrives of data that was pretty much what ended up getting him put away for the next 1,075 years.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:26:46am

re: #34 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

That is the very definition of a cult.

Back in the 90s, I was on the “Cult Beat” and had to spend time with & interview people who had fled Scientology, Branch Davidians, the Mormon polygamists, etc. etc.

Commonality: the people who fled the cults had started out by getting puzzled by some inconsistency in the doctrine, and started questioning things. LIttle by little, the doubt grew … until it all just came crashing down.

It was very painful for them. They felt so stupid and ashamed.

I watched a tv show about the Branch Davidians. Two of the members were talking to each other, and one said, “but what if he [Koresh] isn’t the Lamb of God?” And I just wanted to scream: “What’s wrong with you, of course he isn’t!”

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:27:29am

re: #43 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t like American Taliban because the Taliban are just the Af-Pak Klan.

We could call them Sharists.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:28:01am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Damn, that’s a real fucking tragedy. So, what’s for lunch?

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:28:44am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

They will put the money to better use.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:30:45am

Next ugly step for QAnons: condemning “murder hospitals” and attacking the already exhausted doctors & nurses.

In Tennessee, the hospitals are already running at 30% of staff, because so many have either quit, are sick, or have died.

They’re asking admin office workers - people who change the toner & work the digital billing systems - to help monitor the intubated in the ICUs.

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b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:32:20am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Project Veritas’ regular monthly $165,000 attorney bill.

I feel bad for the Mercers who will just have to write a larger check next month.

//

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:32:50am

re: #43 The Ghost of a Flea

…and I’m not saying that whimsically.

Taliban aren’t just fundamentalist religious guys, there’s a lot of Pasthun nationalism involved, and their preferred version of society is built on localized patriarchal institutions—mens’ councils that act as courts. It’s the rural Afghanistan equivalent of a system of sundown towns, with the central government existing only to impose a minimum of discipline on each local scene.

(What shape their society actually takes now that they’ve won is an entirely different matter)

This is awful, but it is a separate kind of awful from other radical fundamentalist interpretations of an Islamic state: Gulf State monarchies, the several attempts at caliphates, etc.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:33:59am

re: #50 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I hate to say this, but I think it’s not going to be much longer before the Qcumbers and other assorted RWNJs start physically assaulting - or killing - doctors and nurses, blaming them (and healthcare workers in general) for the ongoing pandemic. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a (successful or at least attempted) vaccination center bombing.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:34:24am

re: #41 The Ghost of a Flea

What we’re seeing with these people is the externalization of their ego: God and Trump exist as external voices that confirm their internal voices and little else. This isn’t even ideology, because there’s no actual standard they will hold themselves to: the “rules” continuously evolve to (1) create exceptions such that they are not held to their own standards, (2) novel forms of transgression are invented to justify further cruelty assertion of control over others.

The harder part to winnow out is that there’s a feedback loop between the absolute cynics—the ones who know they’re acting in bad faith—and absolute believers—who have sublimated themselves to their authorities—but most of these Trumpist types are oscillating between the two poles: if you don’t have any standard of “truth” then your sincere beliefs can change constantly while you don’t acknowledge the transition. It’s Super Turbo Ship of Theseus.

My best hope for our future lies in outfits like the Lincoln Project.

I know, I know: many of them helped boost the present shitshow. They profited from the brainwashed masses due to the right-wing noise machine.

But they *did* have that moment of clarity that I referenced above. When they realized that The Base was off the leash, and that they no longer felt the need to hold themselves to ANY standard. Trump was their idol. No lie, no depravity, no transgression was held against him.

It was freedom for them to indulge their worst selves.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:34:32am

re: #50 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Next ugly step for QAnons: condemning “murder hospitals” and attacking the already exhausted doctors & nurses.

In Tennessee, the hospitals are already running at 30% of staff, because so many have either quit, are sick, or have died.

They’re asking admin office workers - people who change the toner & work the digital billing systems - to help monitor the intubated in the ICUs.

In Kentucky, national guardsmen have been activated to help at hospitals.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:36:02am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

I hate to say this, but I think it’s not going to be much longer before the Qcumbers and other assorted RWNJs start physically assaulting - or killing - doctors and nurses, blaming them (and healthcare workers in general) for the ongoing pandemic. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a (successful or at least attempted) vaccination center bombing.

They are already harassing mobile vaccination units, forcing them to shut down.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:38:47am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

I hate to say this, but I think it’s not going to be much longer before the Qcumbers and other assorted RWNJs start physically assaulting - or killing - doctors and nurses, blaming them (and healthcare workers in general) for the ongoing pandemic. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a (successful or at least attempted) vaccination center bombing.

Yeah, the endgame of this anti-vaxx “FREEDUMB!” movement is likely going to be spreadnecks running the medical vans off the road as they head into poor rural areas to vaccinate isolated people.

And yeah, firebombing the vaxx clinics is something I’ve seen crop up repeatedly in the closed Facebook groups frequented by family members I can barely tolerate.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:39:31am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:40:07am

re: #56 No Malarkey!

They are already harassing mobile vaccination units, forcing them to shut down.

Damn. So it’s started already.

Where is this happening? Link please. I have to warn some family members who work in health care (siblings work in a medical lab, and in a big southern hospital).

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:40:54am

re: #54 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

My best hope for our future lies in outfits like the Lincoln Project.

I know, I know: many of them helped boost the present shitshow. They profited from the brainwashed masses due to the right-wing noise machine.

But they *did* have that moment of clarity that I referenced above. When they realized that The Base was off the leash, and that they no longer felt the need to hold themselves to ANY standard. Trump was their idol. No lie, no depravity, no transgression was held against him.

It was freedom for them to indulge their worst selves.

If they want to soak up cash from Republican donors that find the current aesthetics of Trump-following embarrasssing, that’s fine.

But I’m not bankrolling the less successful pimp in their attempt to oust the more successful pimp that took their street corner.

Nor am I going to stop pointing out that they’re still pimps.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:43:14am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

They should check his banana stand for cash.

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Semper Fi  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:43:46am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

I hate to say this, but I think it’s not going to be much longer before the Qcumbers and other assorted RWNJs start physically assaulting - or killing - doctors and nurses, blaming them (and healthcare workers in general) for the ongoing pandemic. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a (successful or at least attempted) vaccination center bombing.

That’s pretty crazy but considering the madness already here almost anything seems possible and I’ll stand with you on that.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:44:05am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:44:38am

Meanwhile, the “Blame The Fatties” meme is starting to wend its way through the RWNJ alternate reality network.

Judging by the girth of the attendees of Trump rallies, this isn’t going to go very far before some Fox News producer screams “Cut the feed! She’s shitting all over our entire viewership!”

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:45:02am

re: #57 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Yeah, the endgame of this anti-vaxx “FREEDUMB!” movement is likely going to be spreadnecks running the medical vans off the road as they head into poor rural areas to vaccinate isolated people.

And yeah, firebombing the vaxx clinics is something I’ve seen crop up repeatedly in the closed Facebook groups frequented by family members I can barely tolerate.

It’s only a matter of time before the nutburgers get radicalized enough to the point of taking direct and violent action.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:47:01am

Basically…if you pitched Trumpian ideas at a Ronald Reagan level of nastiness, a lot of these rebels would be on board.

Because Trumpism isn’t Trumpism, it’s the end stage of things US conservatives have been doing since Nixon: declaring that half the country aren’t real people and that the government should allocate money only to the better kinds of people and punish the inferior kinds of people who soak up money that would otherwise let the country be great like it was in the 50s.

A kind of socialism, but only for those that prove their loyalty through nationalism or through their family status and good blood.

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EstebanTornado1963  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:47:10am

re: #58 No Malarkey!

Re: obesity, “My body, my choice” right?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:47:49am
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jaunte  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:47:51am

re: #67 EstebanTornado1963

It all depends on who you are.

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Teukka  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:49:31am

re: #63 jaunte

Iframe

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:49:31am

MTG gettin’ ready to pitch new miracle pills and memberships to a new cross-fit style exercise program called “Muscle Marjorie’s Fitness Barn.”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:49:46am

I just went to give my kittens some Greenies, and found that they shredded the bag and ate them all last night. They expected treats but got shown a shredded bag instead.

They get into stuff that my last cat, who also came to me as a kitten off the streets, never figured out.

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:51:43am

re: #61 jaunte

They should check his banana stand for cash.

Is it in Afghanistan?

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:52:13am
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Teukka  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:52:28am

re: #63 jaunte

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:53:31am

re: #67 EstebanTornado1963

Re: obesity, “My body, my choice” right?

Yeah, it’s the early progenitor of the whole anti-vaxx movement.

Remember how Hannity and his guests ostentatiously lit up cigars & cigarettes when shitting all over Obama’s attempts to improve Americans’ health?

Getting lung cancer to own the libs
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:53:50am

re: #74 No Malarkey!

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I can only think of one other country with such paranoia and bizarre beliefs—Russia. Probably no coincidence, though America maybe had a head start over the years.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:53:54am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

I’m old enough to remember (not really) when the GOP said JFK wasn’t electable because he’d take his marching orders from the Vatican…

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:54:42am

re: #59 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Damn. So it’s started already.

Where is this happening? Link please. I have to warn some family members who work in health care (siblings work in a medical lab, and in a big southern hospital).

Colorado. “Security Guards to Accompany Mobile Vaccination Units After Harassment by Anti-Vaxxers” newsweek.com

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:55:03am

re: #64 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Somewhere in here you’re going to get into that these people won’t use the concept of “obese” in another more good faith than they use any other term.

If somebody they don’t like dies, the deceased will be obese and therefore COVID will be a judgement that reinforces their conservative’s sense of being a superior kind that does not need to worry about the disease.

If somebody they like dies, it will be an outrage and a betrayal perpetrated by their enemies, and it won’t matter if they meet the standard of obese…unless it’s unavoidably true, in which case they’ll just discard the person.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:55:09am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

My reaction to that statement.

Aliens - Colonial Marines prep before drop scene.

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:55:24am

re: #64 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Meanwhile, the “Blame The Fatties” meme is starting to wend its way through the RWNJ alternate reality network.

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Judging by the girth of the attendees of Trump rallies, this isn’t going to go very far before some Fox News producer screams “Cut the feed! She’s shitting all over our entire viewership!”

vax: Instantaneous protection

Any weight loss: months or longer
AND by itself not any protection

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:55:41am

re: #74 No Malarkey!

Ben Collins

The ivermectin Facebook groups are becoming fully anti-western medicine spaces, replete with the concept that ERs are killing you, maybe intentionally.

It’s just a constant stream of DIY vitamin therapies and new, seemingly random antiviral drugs every day — but not the vaccine.

Might lead to many more Covid deaths but it would lessen the burden on hospitals if the only Covid illnesses they faced were from the vaccinated.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:56:12am

re: #74 No Malarkey!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:58:47am

re: #82 Dangerman

But the point isn’t to help people.

It’s that all suffering is actually a function of personal responsibility (wooo The Ghost of Margaret Thatcher) and therefore they don’t have to care about COVID deaths.

They’re not interested in explaining how the world actually works, they just want excuses to be cruel.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 13, 2021 • 10:59:05am

re: #79 No Malarkey!

Colorado. “Security Guards to Accompany Mobile Vaccination Units After Harassment by Anti-Vaxxers” newsweek.com

Jesus Christ! They threw fireworks into the tent where people were getting vaxxed?

This is already getting worse than I feared.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:00:56am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did she specify which church will be giving the orders?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:02:52am

re: #73 Dangerman

Is it in Afghanistan?

other side of the Rio Grande

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:04:05am

And Alabama throws another tiny obstacle in the path of public health. Basically, a teen can’t get a jab from a school nurse or other public source w/o a note from theit RWNJ parents:

Alabama limits teen COVID vaccination options after legislators complain
al.com

Don’t be surprised if Kay Ivey puts Coronavirus on the state EPA protected species list.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:05:08am

re: #87 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Did she specify which church will be giving the orders?

Well hers of course. The rest will either convert or be burned at the stake as heretics.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:07:01am

re: #60 The Ghost of a Flea

If they want to soak up cash from Republican donors that find the current aesthetics of Trump-following embarrasssing, that’s fine.

But I’m not bankrolling the less successful pimp in their attempt to oust the more successful pimp.

Nor am I going to stop pointing out that they’re still pimps.

There was an audit of the group. Less than 10% of the money given to them was kept by the group. The majority of it went out to ads and orgs they were supporting.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:09:20am

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

I can only think of one other country with such paranoia and bizarre beliefs—Russia. Probably no coincidence, though America maybe had a head start over the years.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:10:40am

re: #74 No Malarkey!

This is what I’m worried about; the nutcases are getting radicalized to the point where they’re genuinely thinking that doctors and nurses are engaging in wholesale medical murder - and that dovetails into their conspiratorial beliefs about religious persecution, white genocide, “Great Replacement” nonsense, etc., etc., and inevitably, they’re going to lash out based on those insane ideas.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:10:58am

re: #91 Belafon

That’s nice.

They’re still pimps that believe they’re a superior kind of person that are permitted to guide around the Republican base—that they characterize as stupid poor people because obs this all has to be about class and hierarchy.

They like the world-destroying, people-degrading politics of earlier Republicans that did teases with feather boas and ostrich-feather fans, not the exact same world-destroying, people-degrading politics of current Republicans that involve a donkey on stage.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:11:02am

re: #89 Decatur Deb

And Alabama throws another tiny obstacle in the path of public health. Basically, a teen can’t get a jab from a school nurse or other public source w/o a note from theit RWNJ parents:

Alabama limits teen COVID vaccination options after legislators complain
al.com

Don’t be surprised if Kay Ivey puts Coronavirus on the state EPA protected species list.

Has she walked back her attack on anti-vaxxers?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:13:28am

With a bit of marketing help, Don Jr. and Eric could sell a homeopathic dynamisation of their noble piss to the True Believers. I gotta go register some trademarks.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:14:20am

re: #72 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just went to give my kittens some Greenies, and found that they shredded the bag and ate them all last night. They expected treats but got shown a shredded bag instead.

They get into stuff that my last cat, who also came to me as a kitten off the streets, never figured out.

Greenies and catnip are kept in sealed containers here (usually metal ones) or the plastic box is in the filing cabinet. The cats knew where the containers were and would also show up when the filing cabinet was opened.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:15:15am

This “kill the fatties” theme in fascist propaganda might have been thought up by a GRU operative who is not familiar with American physiognomy and the corresponding demographics.
Whatever the source, it seems likely to lead to civil war among Trumpites. I’m down with that. It will give them a use for those ammunition hoards they have built up.

“Quick Cletus! Grab you ARs! There’s a gang of juice monkeys tryin’ to trash the Whataburger!”
“Why, them savages! You’d think they was liberals ‘stead of the Taylor-Greene fan club.”

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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:15:23am

So, the antivax conspiracy nuts have shifted from ivermectin to the miracle of the day: betadine.

Yeah, a topical antiseptic that is toxic if ingested is their new fad, instead of getting the safe and effective vaccine.

Poison control center workers aren’t getting paid enough for this crap.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:15:41am

re: #13 Dopamine Fish

It’s not just that. They genuinely enjoy the power of deciding whether or not someone lives or dies. They get off on it.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:16:28am

re: #99 lawhawk

So, the antivax conspiracy nuts have shifted from ivermectin to the miracle of the day: betadine.

Yeah, a topical antiseptic that is toxic if ingested is their new fad, instead of getting the safe and effective vaccine.

Poison control center workers aren’t getting paid enough for this crap.

See #96.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:17:28am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:18:48am

re: #74 No Malarkey!

Just following the continuing saga of delegitimizing any profession they can as part of the standard US conservatism anti-intellectualism trend.

Teachers are out to get you. Especially college professors and their liberal indoctrination.

Can’t trust elections since the electoral officials will rig the results against you. (Except, of course, if the conservatives win.)

Can’t trust the doctors and medical profession since they are out to take your money via tests and use of unnecessary drugs and procedures.

Can’t trust “BIG PHARMA”, BIG this or BIG that since the entire capitalist structure is out to cheat you out of your hard-earned money.

Once they have their base totally working on emotion and rejecting any sort of education and logic the mob is ready to aimed at any target they want it to go after.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:19:53am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:21:19am

re: #99 lawhawk

LOL how much longer before the crazy MFers start chugging this stuff…..

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:21:56am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

LOL how much longer before the crazy MFers start chugging this stuff…..

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Not long, I hope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:23:31am

re: #99 lawhawk

So, the antivax conspiracy nuts have shifted from ivermectin to the miracle of the day: betadine.

Yeah, a topical antiseptic that is toxic if ingested is their new fad, instead of getting the safe and effective vaccine.

Poison control center workers aren’t getting paid enough for this crap.

No, No, and JFC NO!

betadine.com

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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:23:58am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

My skin burns just thinking about it or betadine.

Or wait til they go for mercurochrome.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:24:14am

re: #92 Belafon

…..I can only think of one other country with such paranoia and bizarre beliefs—Russia. Probably no coincidence, though America maybe had a head start over the years.

There are a lot of immigrants from Russia over the past 40 years or so — and many seem to be carriers of conspiracy theories, on many subjects, and certainly very susceptible to stories from others. OTOH, we certainly have our fair share of home grown fanatics

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:24:29am

re: #99 lawhawk

So, the antivax conspiracy nuts have shifted from ivermectin to the miracle of the day: betadine.

[Embedded content]

Yeah, a topical antiseptic that is toxic if ingested is their new fad, instead of getting the safe and effective vaccine.

Poison control center workers aren’t getting paid enough for this crap.

All it takes is a bot to write “It is very effective” (it doesn’t even have to try to get contractions correct) at the appropriate time to kill off more people.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:25:47am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

No, No, and JFC NO!

betadine.com

Jesus H. Fucking Christ. They’re going to come right around to injecting bleach and ramming ultraviolet lights up their bums to avoid the one thing we know actually works to mitigate the disease, aren’t they?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:25:48am

also, Betadine stains like crazy.
(as a farmer with dogs and livestock, I know this to be very true)

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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:26:40am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:28:27am

A thing that I attend closely to is that these new “centrist Republican” types have exactly one thing they’re consistent on…that nobody should listen to progressives or leftists, that we must cling to moderate liberal positions so as not to upset the nation.

The thing is…we’re being destroyed by centrist policies as much as we are conservative ones: generally, conservatives don’t get everything they want but they do get to fuck with the country’s money, and most of our woes are not the product of extreme social conservativism being implemented, but from the compromise positions that slowly allocate more and more cash to private institutions that are taking over the functions of government.

So…no, I’m not going to cheer on this development where people claim these new converts are “reasonable” because they’re not advocating for the worst possible forms of social conservatism.

Like, if you want to learn something from the end of the War in Afghanistan, consider how often anti-war positions have been straw-manned as unreasonable, hysterical, and factually incorrect by “centrist” pundits. Now go look at the “in retrospect” pieces by people who cheered on the war and mocked the critics, where they look backwards and admit that they were wrong but refuse to acknowledge that all of this was entirely predictable.

…because that’s what we’re dealing with, when you encounter someone who imagines that Trump is the problem, not an entire political and cultural network that has created the ground in which Trump could flower.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:29:27am

re: #108 lawhawk

My skin burns just thinking about it or betadine.

Or wait til they go for mercurochrome.

IODINE FTW!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:31:23am

just checking supplies here…still have just under a quart of Betadine on hand for the animals. (Glory the goofy elderly coonhound needs an application every once in a while on her elbow and stump, which are easily abraded these days.)

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:32:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:34:03am

Have a good one Lizards, and stay healthy. Time for me to call it a day.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:34:16am

re: #102 Charles Johnson

I’m starting to seriously believe in the anti-Christ.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:37:00am

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:38:58am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

“How are 103% of all hospital patients anti-vaxxers?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:39:11am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:39:15am

re: #111 Dopamine Fish

jamanetwork.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:39:15am

re: #50 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Next ugly step for QAnons: condemning “murder hospitals” and attacking the already exhausted doctors & nurses.

In Tennessee, the hospitals are already running at 30% of staff, because so many have either quit, are sick, or have died.

They’re asking admin office workers - people who change the toner & work the digital billing systems - to help monitor the intubated in the ICUs.

It’s also a problem in Canada:

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:39:43am
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Mike Lamb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:39:46am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

Wrinkles collect the COVID.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:40:15am

Veronica Wolski is already on sorryantivaxxer.com, along with 3 other losers, 2 of them brothers, added today.

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nines09  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:41:22am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:42:01am

re: #126 Mike Lamb

Wrinkles collect the COVID.

If you take it orally, it smooths your brain right out.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:42:39am
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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:45:53am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

Botox?

aw fuckit. Let ‘em ingest that. It’ll be a quicker payoff.

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:47:43am

Read the whole script at the link. It’s hilarious.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:47:45am

re: #131 lawhawk

Botox?

aw fuckit. Let ‘em ingest that. It’ll be a quicker payoff.

why pay for it? Just open up a swollen jar/can of green beans…

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lawhawk  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:50:21am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:51:46am

re: #124 The Pie Overlord!

Their choices created predictable consequences that led to another death, but rather than acknowledge that internally they choose to externalize—this death could not be the product of me being wrong, therefore there is an outside force making me appear wrong…so my task is now to punish somebody within reach.

I realize I lean into the language of domestic abuse a great deal, but the reason I do it is because of situations like this, where it seems less like we’re dealing with an ideology and more with a mass-movement of people that externalize their emotional needs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:51:47am
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aatharuv  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:52:25am

re: #117 sagehen

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Video

A bounty on rapists, as suggested in the video, would quickly devolve into “shooting people who people think are rapists, and we all know who the RWNJ’s think are the rapists.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:52:59am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

Botulinum toxin is one of the most toxic sustenances known to man. I say let them at it and don’t worry about dose. Take 1000x the recommend anti-wrinkle application just to make sure.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:53:09am

re: #43 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t like American Taliban because the Taliban are just the Af-Pak Klan.

I like “Jihadlicans”.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:53:46am

re: #139 GlutenFreeJesus

I like “Jihadlicans”.

I like “horsefuckers.”

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Jay C  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:55:45am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

LOL how much longer before the crazy MFers start chugging this stuff…..

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Well, you will note that there is no “do not take internally” warning on the bottle.
SO what are THEY covering up….???

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cat-tikvah  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:55:54am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Well if you can’t breathe, you won’t inhale any viral particles so there’s that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:55:54am

re: #139 GlutenFreeJesus

I like “Jihadlicans”.

Jihad has a different meaning for devout Muslims and would be considered an insult to all Muslims.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:56:05am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:57:04am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Fuck me. Current on Freep:

Could BOTOX protect people from getting Covid? Wrinkle-fighting toxin could be useful in fight against the pandemic, study suggests

Polonium isn’t far behind.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:58:19am

re: #139 GlutenFreeJesus

They are struggling.
Struggling to understand why they can’t have their way 100% of the time.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:59:11am

It’s not a fair comparison.

Meet the Democrats’ Answer to Sting Artist James O’Keefe (The Daily Beast)

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 13, 2021 • 11:59:16am

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

reposting from downstairs because this is beyond outrageous and needs to be smacked down hard

This coming from a woman who met her future husband at a bowling alley bar on the same night he exposed himself to some teenage girls.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:00:11pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This “kill the fatties” theme in fascist propaganda might have been thought up by a GRU operative who is not familiar with American physiognomy and the corresponding demographics.
Whatever the source, it seems likely to lead to civil war among Trumpites. I’m down with that. It will give them a use for those ammunition hoards they have built up.

“Quick Cletus! Grab you ARs! There’s a gang of juice monkeys tryin’ to trash the Whataburger!”
“Why, them savages! You’d think they was liberals ‘stead of the Taylor-Greene fan club.”

Alternately:

The vast majority of obese American men I know don’t think they’re fat because only unattractive women are obese.

The considerable number of obese American women I know that are wealthy don’t think of themselves as obese because they are “trying” to perform rituals of health, but do think of poorer Americans that wear unflattering clothes as obese.

Fatness does not exist as a social stigma to accurately assess how fat a person is, it’s just another form of inferiority that’s used to draw distinctions where there are none.

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:01:32pm

re: #113 lawhawk

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ez if you first ‘properly’ define human being

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:01:48pm

re: #149 The Ghost of a Flea

Alternately:

The vast majority of obese American men I know don’t think they’re fat because only unattractive women are obese.

The considerable number of obese American women I know that are wealthy don’t think of themselves as obese because they are “trying” to perform rituals of health, but do think of poorer Americans that wear unflattering clothes as obese.

Fatness does not exist as a social stigma to accurately assess how fat a person is, it’s just another form of inferiority that’s used to draw distinctions where there are none.

Look at the trumpers…they look at tfg and see a handsome fit guy instead of the reality that is a pasty old fat man.

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unproven innocence  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:02:18pm

Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt.

A program known as XCheck has given millions of celebrities, politicians and other high-profile users special treatment, a privilege many abuse
By Jeff Horwitz Sept. 13, 2021 10:21 am ET

(paywalled)

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Dave In Austin  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:05:06pm
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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:06:00pm

re: #140 The Ghost of a Flea

I like “horsefuckers.”

i’m sticking with ‘paste eaters’

it works for what’s happening now
and also goes waaaaay back to kindergarten

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:06:09pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:06:52pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at the trumpers…they look at tfg and see a handsome fit guy instead of the reality that is a pasty old fat man.

Ultimately there is no accounting for taste—people like all kinds of bodies and people—but I think it’s a part of Trumpism because of a string like this:

Base assumption 1: I am attractive because I am a better type of person.

Corollary assumption 1: Anyone that finds me unattractive is an inferior kind of person that I’m entitled to treat with contempt at minimum…

Corollary assumption 2: …but also society should be configured in a way that people can’t say “No” to me.

Base assumption 2: Donald Trump is like me because I like his contemptuousness and disregard for the feelings of others.

Conclusion: Donald Trump is attractive.

I think we’re seeing a bunch of people who lean heavy into everything as a power dynamic, leading to the result that Trump must be sexy because sex is just an expression of power.

I mean, there might be people who are just into white dudes that are somewhat tall—I mean, that’s a thing, some people just have a basic-ass tall white dude in suit aesthetic as their thing—but mostly I think it’s about that sense that he is something they want to be and that potential has a self-gratifying quality.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:06:59pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:07:10pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hemmer is just mad he wasn’t recognized.

Brings up the great Robert Merrill story—Merrill was out in NYC without his wallet, and tried to cash a check at a bank. The teller wasn’t an opera fan, but he told the baritone:

“If you’ll sing a few notes, I’ll know you’re a star”.

Merrill: “Sir, if someone offers to sing a few notes for one hundred dollars, you can be sure it isn’t Robert Merrill.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:10:57pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:12:08pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

The real reason a mission to Mars is doomed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:14:24pm

re: #160 Belafon

The real reason a mission to Mars is doomed.

we’ll definitely need better potato varieties, too

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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:14:49pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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know what else they didnt have in 1918? A vaccine.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:19:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:20:26pm
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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:20:27pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

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this guy?

NYC talk radio show, 1992:

Host: “So, why did you and your (then-1st) wife Ivanka get divorced?”
Donald Trump: “Because her new fake tits didn’t feel right.”

Note he also pressured his 2nd wife (Marla Maples) to appear nude in Playboy but she refused.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:23:39pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

I Googled it, found a link that Snopes said is TRUE but it’s for A DIFFERENT BILLBOARD!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:23:56pm

Massie is still a moron

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:25:13pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at the trumpers…they look at tfg and see a handsome fit guy instead of the reality that is a pasty old fat man.

They look at a pasty fat old man and see a Ben Garrison cartoon.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:25:53pm

CV Day 4—Everybody’s vertical.

Yesterday I wrote of our concern at the open-ended problem with releasing ourselves from CV self-isolation. (Pedant kid reminded me that it’s “isolation” if you’re infected, and “quarantine” if you’re exposed/suspect.)

Overnight a more specific version occurred to me—us Olds routinely see a bunch of docs and staff throughout the year. Wife and I are up for a few dental and eye-surgery visits, which are nose-to-nose unmasked for moderately long sessions. We don’t know when to resume such care without risk to the docs and their people. I’m going to pose that question to the docs of course, but want to brain-pick our lizard medics as well. How do you handle post-infected patients?

THERE SHOULD BE GENERIC GUIDANCE FOR THIS—WE DON’T HAVE IT.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:26:03pm

re: #132 gocart mozart

Read the whole script at the link. It’s hilarious.

[Embedded content]

“The guy you were seeing was murdered by terrorists!”

“I was going to break up with him anyway.”

OMG, hahahahahahahahaha.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:26:29pm

and this makes no fucking sense at all

“natural immunity”, my aunt fanny. I am so sick of that phrase.

to me, natural immunity means that for whatever genetic reason, you are immune period.
Not immune because you got the vaccine and for sure not naturally immune because you had the disease.

If you were naturally immune YOU WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN INFECTED AT ALL.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:29:18pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

O’Keefe isn’t a “right wing sting artist” he’s a right wing scam artist.

Kudos to whomever did this.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:30:19pm

“How could I be a racist when I’m a fan of Larry Elder, Thomas Sowell, David Clarke, & Allen West?”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:31:35pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

George Washington contracted smallpox as a teenager.

Probably slept on one of those cool Hudson’s Bay blankets General Amherst gave him at Ft. Pitt.

en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:33:20pm
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mmmirele  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:34:31pm

I know it’s a waste of time to engage this fanatic, but she thinks she is so terribly terribly put upon. She’s not.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:34:42pm
“We have no time for idiots in this country anymore, we don’t want you,” Stern said later on Monday’s broadcast. “Stay home, die there with your COVID. Don’t take the cure, but don’t clog up our hospitals with your COVID when you finally get it. Stay home, don’t bother with science, it’s too late. Go fuck yourself, we just don’t have time for you.”

Howard Stern Mocks Joe Rogan for Taking ‘Horse Dewormer’ (The Daily Beast)

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:36:28pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:40:07pm

re: #178 The Pie Overlord!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:44:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:46:05pm

re: #166 The Pie Overlord!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:46:46pm

re: #178 The Pie Overlord!

Can someone change the channel?

I’ve seen this episode before.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:46:50pm

This guy says he’s running for Chicago Governor and he’s going to beat Lightfoot (who I do in fact have issues with myself). He blocked me after I told him to go fuck himself. Check how many followers he has on the Twatter.

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mmmirele  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:46:54pm

re: #93 Dr Lizardo

This is what I’m worried about; the nutcases are getting radicalized to the point where they’re genuinely thinking that doctors and nurses are engaging in wholesale medical murder - and that dovetails into their conspiratorial beliefs about religious persecution, white genocide, “Great Replacement” nonsense, etc., etc., and inevitably, they’re going to lash out based on those insane ideas.

We’ve been there before, with terror at abortion clinics. A friend of mine who has long COVID went to a Baltimore area ER late last week due to chest pains and weakness. She noticed there were four uniformed security on hand. She noticed only one back in January. It was definitely noticeable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:47:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:48:26pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:49:28pm

Believing natural immunity will fully protect you from Covid is like believing you can drive anything with wheels because you have a drivers license.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:49:56pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

And will be re-elected for doing so.

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nines09  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:56:02pm

Lifted my skimmer cover to vac my pool and this guy was there. So I looked and..

Florida?!?

And I’m in central Pennsylvania.
Odd.

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:56:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:56:09pm
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Teukka  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:57:02pm
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Jay C  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:57:13pm

re: #189 Juan Carlos Mescalero

Lifted my skimmer cover to vac my pool and this guy was there. So I looked and..Florida?

And I’m in central Pennsylvania.
Odd.

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It looks like he had a collar on: could you not check the tags to see who owns him?
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 12:58:37pm

re: #183 GlutenFreeJesus

This guy says he’s running for Chicago Governor and he’s going to beat Lightfoot (who I do in fact have issues with myself). He blocked me after I told him to go fuck himself. Check how many followers he has on the Twatter.

[Embedded content]

I don’t know his background, but Patrick Keegan sounds awfully CPD police-unionesque.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:01:21pm

re: #189 Juan Carlos Mescalero

Lifted my skimmer cover to vac my pool and this guy was there. So I looked and..Florida?

And I’m in central Pennsylvania.
Odd.

[Embedded content]

northern ring neck snake.
native to PA and just about everywhere nearby

also, Cooper is safe.

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nines09  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:03:54pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

I knew it wasn’t poisonous. But first I saw one with an orange ring and belly.
He’s in the garden now safe and sound.

Thanks. Back to work..

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:04:13pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

northern ring neck snake.
native to PA and just about everywhere nearby

also, Cooper is safe.

Juan Carlos isn’t. They eat lizards.

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nines09  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:05:48pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lost the pic.

Hello there
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:06:01pm

re: #180 Charles Johnson

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:08:24pm

re: #192 Teukka

No problem. Says it’s OK in douches.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:08:56pm

re: #197 Juan Carlos Mescalero

I knew it wasn’t poisonous. But first I saw one with an orange ring and belly.
He’s in the garden now safe and sound.

Thanks. Back to work..

very slightly venomous, but not critically so.
also, extremely docile

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:09:38pm

re: #197 Juan Carlos Mescalero

I knew it wasn’t poisonous. But first I saw one with an orange ring and belly.
He’s in the garden now safe and sound.

Thanks. Back to work..

orange belly confirms the ID

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:11:19pm

Anti-vaxxers are now experimenting fighting Covid by ingesting Betadine, an anti-bacterial topical solution used for cuts and scrapes and in douches. Betadine is highly toxic and poisonous when ingested.

Well, at least they are staying on label this time.

//

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:13:09pm

This must have flown below the radar.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:17:20pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

and this makes no fucking sense at all

“natural immunity”, my aunt fanny. I am so sick of that phrase.

to me, natural immunity means that for whatever genetic reason, you are immune period.
Not immune because you got the vaccine and for sure not naturally immune because you had the disease.

If you were naturally immune YOU WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN INFECTED AT ALL.

Anti-vaxxers believe “natural immunity” acquired from surviving a Covid infection is superior to vaccination. It’s a lie, and it’s insane to get infected to acquire immunity to infection.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:21:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:23:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:25:29pm
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Teukka  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:25:33pm

New werd day:
autogenocide: a group committing genocide on themselves by their own choice of (in)action.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:25:55pm
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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:26:01pm

re: #178 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

‘only if i win’

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:27:24pm

re: #158 Decatur Deb

Brings up the great Robert Merrill story—Merrill was out in NYC without his wallet, and tried to cash a check at a bank. The teller wasn’t an opera fan, but he told the baritone:

“If you’ll sing a few notes, I’ll know you’re a star”.

Merrill: “Sir, if someone offers to sing a few notes for one hundred dollars, you can be sure it isn’t Robert Merrill.”

And I once was able to cash a check with no ID on the basis of the teller saying “oh, you look just like your mother.” (early 1970’s)

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Jay C  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:31:17pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson

What’s the version you think should be installed?

ADD: 14.8??

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Teukka  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:33:36pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson

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Forwarded to those in my circle of friends and acquaintances with iPhones.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:34:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:37:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:40:32pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson

ANOTHER one? Wow, it’s been a rough year for iPhones.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:40:33pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:41:35pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson
Downloading now…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:42:35pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:43:06pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Only if something gets slipped into their drink.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:43:09pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:45:14pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I need a bit more context. Who is doing the jet ski and what are they trying to do?

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:49:24pm

re: #224 Belafon

I need a bit more context. Who is doing the jet ski and what are they trying to do?

People trying to cross the channel in zodiacs, from the continent, to become undocumented refugees in the UK. The jetski people are trying to keep those boats out of UK waters.

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:50:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:53:03pm
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Dangerman  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:54:52pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) “will fine local governments $5,000 for each employee who is required to be vaccinated, threatening some cities and counties with millions of dollars in penalties for adopting strict vaccine mandates,” the Miami Herald reports.

Said DeSantis: “We are not going to let people get fired because of the vaccine mandate. You don’t just cast aside people who have been serving faithfully over this issue, over what’s basically a personal choice over their individual health.”

‘cept it aint individual health
its community health

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teleskiguy  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:56:48pm

Joe’s comin’ to Colorado.

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ckkatz  Sep 13, 2021 • 1:58:42pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

When I was a Boy Scout in the 1960’s we used to catch ring necked snakes along the Tionesta Reservoir in Northwest Pa. I always found them mellow. (Or as Backwoods_Sleuth says ‘docile’.)

The ones with a really bad attitude were the Northern Water snakes. ( non-venomous)

The brown water snakes local to Northern Virginia also cop to the bad attitude. And while I cannot say from personal experience, friends who have encountered them, say the same about Water Moccasins/cottonmouths.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:03:57pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

The picture at the top of the article is Jeff Bridges wearing a T-shirt from a Birmingham brewery - Trimtab Brewing. The Dude imbibes.

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cat-tikvah  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:05:47pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

Perry (Seditionist, PA )

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:06:45pm

re: #225 sagehen

People trying to cross the channel in zodiacs, from the continent, to become undocumented refugees in the UK. The jetski people are trying to keep those boats out of UK waters.

Who the hell would be trying to get IN to the UK right now? Have they seen what a mess Brexit is?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:08:34pm

Rand Paul and Thomas Massie must be so proud

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:08:43pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the hell would be trying to get IN to the UK right now? Have they seen what a mess Brexit is?

There are worse places. Why are people trying to get into here?

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Jay C  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:08:45pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the hell would be trying to get IN to the UK right now? Have they seen what a mess Brexit is?

Obviously coming from some place that is a worse mess than the UK. Of which there is, unfortunately, a plentiful supply…

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:12:34pm

Bon Iver does Jones.

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jaunte  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:31:03pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:31:44pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

Ahem… Nick Lutsko. From March 2019.

Alex Jones Rants as an Indie Folk Song

This is my favorite ditty of his.

RNC Official Theme Song 2020

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:31:59pm
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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:32:01pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the hell would be trying to get IN to the UK right now? Have they seen what a mess Brexit is?

I waiting for the French to start pushing boats from the UK back into British waters to keep the rampant idiocracy from spreading to the Continent.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:33:13pm

And the familiar cycle begins again. An anti-vaxxer I know, a cousin of my FiL, has contracted Covid and is in the ICU, asking for prayers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:35:39pm

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:39:36pm

HEWLOGRAM (sci-fi comedy short starring David Hewlett)
Watch to the end if you liked Automan.

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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:43:00pm

re: #244 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’ll have to watch it later, but I still remember Automan.

Just went to IMDB, and Chuck Wagner is reprising his role for the short.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:44:45pm

re: #245 Belafon

I’ll have to watch it later, but I still remember Automan.

Then definitely watch through the after-credits scene.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2021 • 2:49:50pm

I don’t know how anyone who isn’t getting paid can possibly watch a congressional hearing like that Blinken one today. I turned it on until I realized how utterly soul-destroying that bizarre process has become. Took less than a minute.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:00:46pm
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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:00:50pm

re: #244 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Watch to the end if you liked Automan.

I’ll watch anything with Dr Rodney McKay

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:04:49pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:11:19pm

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aaron Rupar

Rep. Castro uses his time during the Blinken hearing to highlight the impact of Sen. Ted Cruz throwing “a tantrum” to block the State Department from filling positions

How long do these holds last? Is there any way to stop them?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:11:27pm
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Teddy's Person  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:11:56pm

I admit that I never listened to Alex Jones before the song posted above and had no idea about the particulars of the content he spews. I know Jones is the trashiest of trash fire people but not that he was that far round the bend. People eating horse paste and chugging betadine makes a little more sense to me now. If someone can listen to Jones with putting their fist through a wall or rolling on the floor with laughter, they are too far gone.

Oh, sweet meteor of death. Take me now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:13:29pm

re: #251 Hecuba’s daughter

How long do these holds last? Is there any way to stop them?

from wiki

Holds, like filibusters, can be defeated through a successful cloture motion. However, the time required to bring around a cloture vote often allows fewer than 40 senators to block unimportant legislation when the majority is not willing to force the vote. The countermeasure to excessive holds may be increased determination on the part of the leadership to bring up measures despite holds, but the delay involved in cloture votes constrains the leader’s ability to do this.[4]

en.wikipedia.org

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:16:45pm

re: #238 jaunte

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:17:08pm

If this is true…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:24:22pm

re: #238 jaunte

When Trump ridiculously claimed that UV light could be put up our behinds to cure Covid-19, he sure knew his audience.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:35:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:38:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:42:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:44:22pm

LOL, sure thing Jan…

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:44:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:57:05pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 3:59:49pm

BURN!!!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:01:30pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, sure thing Jan…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:02:09pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope everyone reports her for spreading misinformation.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:05:39pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, sure thing Jan…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:06:09pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:06:13pm

re: #262 The Ghost of a Flea

He’s a Conservative so honestly I’m not surprised that he’s a bigot.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:07:10pm

re: #266 Patricia Kayden

I hope everyone reports her for spreading misinformation.

Oh yeah. The moment I saw the Tweet. She’s in a position to save or kill stupid people who are only engaged with pop culture.
I’m not entirely sure why I’m trying to save stupid people.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:08:02pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:10:22pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:13:18pm

re: #271 Patricia Kayden

“A moose bit my sister.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:19:03pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:19:20pm

re: #230 ckkatz

When I was a Boy Scout in the 1960’s we used to catch ring necked snakes along the Tionesta Reservoir in Northwest Pa. I always found them mellow. (Or as Backwoods_Sleuth says ‘docile’.)

The ones with a really bad attitude were the Northern Water snakes. ( non-venomous)

The brown water snakes local to Northern Virginia also cop to the bad attitude. And while I cannot say from personal experience, friends who have encountered them, say the same about Water Moccasins/cottonmouths.

All watersnakes have a shitty attitude. I never met one that wasn’t bitty. Interesting snakes though. They actually live in Family groups.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:20:22pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:20:37pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:20:42pm

re: #231 BlueSpotinAL

The picture at the top of the article is Jeff Bridges wearing a T-shirt from a Birmingham brewery - Trimtab Brewing. The Dude imbibes.

Well phrased.

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dat_said  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:21:19pm

re: #273 A Three Hour Tour

“A moose bit my sister.”

We apologise for the fault in the subtitles. Those responsible have been sacked.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:24:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:27:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:29:47pm
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Belafon  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:32:04pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

The problem is obviously because of the border they share with Mexico.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:33:26pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:34:07pm

re: #241 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

I waiting for the French to start pushing boats from the UK back into British waters to keep the rampant idiocracy from spreading to the Continent.

Could this be made an Olympic sport in time for the next Winter Games?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:35:07pm

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

He’s a Conservative so honestly I’m not surprised that he’s a bigot.

I don’t know what’s happening here,, but I can see that those quotes are 34 years old. People sometimes change.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:37:50pm

re: #286 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I don’t know what’s happening here,, but I can see that those quotes are 34 years old. People sometimes change.

He’s still an asshole.

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mmmirele  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:37:52pm

re: #231 BlueSpotinAL

The picture at the top of the article is Jeff Bridges wearing a T-shirt from a Birmingham brewery - Trimtab Brewing. The Dude imbibes.

Completely off the subject but “Trimtab” comes from Buckminster Fuller. It’s on his gravestone in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, in the same plot as a memorial to his great aunt, the Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller.

And now completely off the subject, I really like walking through Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:43:19pm

I’ve been reading the internet intensively since ‘96.

Pretty much God-like at this point. If you need to know anything at all, just ask.

I mean scientists are laughable. Imagine spending a few years just studying one thing.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:50:18pm

2021 Met Gala seems weirdly inappropriate to me right now. I know we’re supposed to be opening things, but that over-the-top conspicuous consumption is somehow sitting wrong with me this year. I’ve never much cared in the past.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:53:10pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:53:21pm

re: #290 Barefoot Grin

2021 Met Gala seems weirdly inappropriate to me right now. I know we’re supposed to be opening things, but that over-the-top conspicuous consumption is somehow sitting wrong with me this year. I’ve never much cared in the past.

Eat the Benefactors.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:55:01pm

re: #290 Barefoot Grin

Conspicuous consumption becomes a political item during recessions/depressions.

It happens over and over: the well off become disconnected with the masses and masses really notice it during hard times.

This is a problem for the Democratic party: the educated elite are mostly Democrats but when they show up to these events the masses out in the hinterland notice that and thus the entire party becomes the party of the “elite”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:55:18pm

thread

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A Cranky One  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:56:23pm

re: #289 plansbandc

I’ve been reading the internet intensively since ‘96.

Pretty much God-like at this point. If you need to know anything at all, just ask.

I mean scientists are laughable. Imagine spending a few years just studying one thing.

Oh yah? Let’s check.

WHAT is your quest?
WHAT is your favorite color?
WHAT is the rotation speed of the hamster wheel that runs the LGF generators?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2021 • 4:58:36pm

Speaking of John Oliver, I went back to watch Mock The Week episode 1 and he was a guest.

Would not have guessed that many years later Oliver would have reached success far beyond the other guests.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:02:47pm

re: #293 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Conspicuous consumption becomes a political item during recessions/depressions.

It happens over and over: the well off become disconnected with the masses and masses really notice it during hard times.

This is a problem for the Democratic party: the educated elite are mostly Democrats but when they show up to these events the masses out in the hinterland notice that and thus the entire party becomes the party of the “elite”.

Part of the folklore of the 1929 Crash was a robber-baron family that put up their gilded-age yacht for the duration of the Depression, lest they be targeted. To their credit, or the credit of their PR staff, they were said to have kept the crew on the rolls.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:03:28pm

re: #285 Decatur Deb

Could this be made an Olympic sport in time for the next Winter Games?

Ocean-based sports are all Summer Games.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:04:05pm

re: #298 sagehen

Ocean-based sports are all Summer Games.

Not in my Olympics.

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EPR-radar  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:05:35pm

re: #293 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Conspicuous consumption becomes a political item during recessions/depressions.

It happens over and over: the well off become disconnected with the masses and masses really notice it during hard times.

This is a problem for the Democratic party: the educated elite are mostly Democrats but when they show up to these events the masses out in the hinterland notice that and thus the entire party becomes the party of the “elite”.

The blowup in CA over Newsom’s dinner at The French Laundry is a good example of this.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:09:47pm

re: #97 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Greenies and catnip are kept in sealed containers here (usually metal ones) or the plastic box is in the filing cabinet. The cats knew where the containers were and would also show up when the filing cabinet was opened.

I see they also cleaned out a big tub of treats. I am not in control here. I’ll move to better containers.

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:10:53pm

re: #290 Barefoot Grin

2021 Met Gala seems weirdly inappropriate to me right now. I know we’re supposed to be opening things, but that over-the-top conspicuous consumption is somehow sitting wrong with me this year. I’ve never much cared in the past.

The Met’s hurting for cash, they lost a year of admission tickets and gift shop sales. The relief bills covered enough to keep payroll and the electric bills, but money for restorations and new acquisitions? The Gala brings in about $15 million just from tickets, and the attendees often make more donations besides. Plus, the featured designers all get a boost.

ETA: and the date was set in early summer, back when we thought things were getting ready to be good.

that being said… 9/11 weekend wasn’t great timing.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:13:15pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:14:22pm

re: #302 sagehen

A good chunk of Lincoln Center survives off the David and Julia Koch Foundation. That’s the Carnegie Effect.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:14:54pm

re: #300 EPR-radar

The blowup in CA over Newsom’s dinner at The French Laundry is a good example of this.

I saw an interview with a Latino small business owner last week who said he was independent but would have a hard time voting to keep Newsom. Why? “That whole French Laundry thing while I have to keep my business going.”

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sagehen  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:18:51pm

re: #295 A Cranky One

Oh yah? Let’s check.

WHAT is your quest?
WHAT is your favorite color?
WHAT is the rotation speed of the hamster wheel that runs the LGF generators?

What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:22:32pm

re: #306 sagehen

What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

What do you mean - African or European Swallow?

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 13, 2021 • 5:37:33pm

re: #103 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Just following the continuing saga of delegitimizing any profession they can as part of the standard US conservatism anti-intellectualism trend.

Teachers are out to get you. Especially college professors and their liberal indoctrination.

Can’t trust elections since the electoral officials will rig the results against you. (Except, of course, if the conservatives win.)

Can’t trust the doctors and medical profession since they are out to take your money via tests and use of unnecessary drugs and procedures.

Can’t trust “BIG PHARMA”, BIG this or BIG that since the entire capitalist structure is out to cheat you out of your hard-earned money.

Once they have their base totally working on emotion and rejecting any sort of education and logic the mob is ready to aimed at any target they want it to go after.

Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules(Lyrics)

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steve_davis  Sep 14, 2021 • 12:28:20pm

re: #275 Dave In Austin

All watersnakes have a shitty attitude. I never met one that wasn’t bitty. Interesting snakes though. They actually live in Family groups.

Which more than likely explains the shitty attitudes. “You could have been a gynecologist, like your cousin Moisha….” “Ah Mom…..enough already!!!”


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