Colbert: Why the Generals Hid the Nukes

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In Stephen’s Tuesday night monologue he looks at revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book, which alleges that China and the Pentagon each had serious concerns about the former president’s access to nuclear weapons, and he checks on friend of the show Nicki Minaj after her comments about vaccines set off a social media firestorm. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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1
Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:04:30am

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210912 edition ———————->
“Olio”


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

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:08:14am

OK. This is definitely a step too far.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:08:57am

LOL

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Jay C  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:09:15am

re: #2 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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OK. This is definitely a step too far.

Blimey!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:13:56am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

LOL

I rewatched his TV series recently. It still holds up.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:15:00am

re: #2 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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OK. This is definitely a step too far.

Where’s the pineapple?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:15:36am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:15:50am

re: #5 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I rewatched his TV series recently. It still holds up.

It really does. Underrated gem of a show.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:17:02am

Little prick brings a knife to a school board fight…

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ericblair  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:19:23am

My gob, it is smacked.

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retired cynic  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:22:18am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:22:44am

re: #10 ericblair

My gob, it is smacked.

This correlation is obviously due to both things being driven by antisocial stupidity.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:23:43am

re: #308 Teukka

That last paragraph… [tinfoil]
What if they believe that if they get the ‘rona, they’ll make it, and support anti-mask, anti-vaccine, anti-social distancing, anti-hand hygiene, etc. to be able to spread it so it can take out whoever they regard as Untermensch? 🤔
[/tinfoil]

For most it’s not that direct, it’s more that their dictum is Margaret Thatcher’s old chestnut about how their is no society, only individuals. This position is then filtered through a bunch of different perspectives that all emphasize that sickness is a kind of choice, and suffering from sickness is a kind of judgement, and thus illness is a functional of personal responsibility. So being well is a sign virtue/savviness/vague superiority, and those that get sick should not be empathized with, nor should money be spent to prevent people from getting sick.

It’s the individualism of fools, where you have to add meritocratic qualia and hierarchical distinctions to neutral experiences for self-validation. You can see this beyond wingnuts: it’s part of how capitalism sells health as a product, and part of how supplement pushers and quacks push medicine by assigning it qualia that are less about actual effect and more about consuming your identity. You are not buying a pill, you are buying how the pill makes you feel, but your milieu blurs the line between the two.

Hence the recurring “I didn’t think this would happen to me, this is what happens to other people” tableau that plays out.

But this dovetails with the base assumption that hierarchy is inherently good to create sentiments that edge closer and closer to Social Darwinism: there are lesser kinds of people that will get sick, and it is wrong to care about them getting sick. “They died, let us not linger on why they died because it’s not important” isn’t just an American thing—it’s how you have an empire that starves Indians to make sure the British have enough cotton—but Americans have their own landrace varieties. NIMBYism often creates a dilemma in which a kind of person cannot be helped but also cannot violate societal rules to ensure their own survival…leaving only the choice to cease being in society by either dying or fleeing. The way that everything is monetized in the US, but money is seen as an indicator of virtue, produces a particular kind of NIMBY thinking where the person simply has to die because the alternative is to give them unearned resources.

We are seeing a lot of “I am not supposed to care about people that aren’t as good as me” playing out in the pandemic: it is not the holders of this position want people to die, they just want their deaths to communicate nothing about the values of the society and to have no ethical implications, (for there are kinds of people that death happens to, passive voice, and thus need not be remarked). Compassion is stressful; critical thinking provides unpleasant feedback about the stability of the comfort provided by the status quo.

If your paramount value is your own comfort, you can construct a worldview in which bad things that happen to other people do not signify that bad things could happen to you. If you’re particularly invested in self-gratification, you can choose to view the suffering of others as a form of victory.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:26:19am

re: #7 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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How did I know that Hitler’s #1 admirer would chime in on the Big Ass Nuts?

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teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:27:24am
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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:28:26am

re: #15 teleskiguy

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I keep thinking of the Simpsons’ “We’ve tried nothing, man, and we’re all out of ideas.”

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:28:41am

So last week, I ordered a Ring security camera and a solar panel to keep it charged (rather than plugging it in). The camera arrived, but the mounting kit and solar panel did not. After the deadline had passed, the Amazon representative said it was “lost in transit” and helped me organize a new delivery. The mounting kit arrived today, and I think I see the problem with the previous order: The Amazon delivery woman rocked up in a Hertz rental van. I suspect that their Amazon van may have been in an unfortunate accident.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:28:45am

The latest entrant in sorryantivaxxer.com is tragic. He spent 15 years on death row after being coerced into confessing, and got released thanks to Project Innocence in 2012. I guess if anyone had a right to believe in a government conspiracy it was him, but it cost him his life after only 9 years of freedom. sorryantivaxxer.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:29:17am

re: #16 Belafon

I keep thinking of the Simpsons’ “We’ve tried nothing, man, and we’re all out of ideas.”

Or “Can’t someone else do it?”

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teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:33:09am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:33:47am

Little Boy Q is at it again.

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A Cranky One  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:38:39am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:40:51am
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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:44:54am

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teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:45:52am

I was actually awake late at night and watched this on its original air date. I might’ve woken up my younger sister because I was laughing so hard.

Norm Macdonald & Courtney Thorne-Smith | Late Night with Conan O’Brien

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Teddy's Person  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:46:53am

re: #24 We all walks this ways

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:47:50am

re: #13 The Ghost of a Flea

If your paramount value is your own comfort, you can construct a worldview in which bad things that happen to other people do not signify that bad things could happen to you. If you’re particularly invested in self-gratification, you can choose to view the suffering of others as a form of victory.

This is the thing that informs conservatism—which started as a defense of monarchy but expanded its definition of hierarchy over time—but is absolutely essential to the kind of fascism we’ve got bubbling right now. There’s a pyramid of kinds of people, and it’s right and good to have an entirely inverted moral system when dealing with one’s inferiors, because that is the most important proof of one’s own specialness and importance.

That isn’t eugenics because you’re not trying to trim away “negative traits” to smooth out the function of society. Rather, it’s just a caste system: there will always be a distinction, that distinction will always produce worse outcomes for designated inferiors, and it is not the job of the superior to improve those conditions. Periodically this will slide into eliminationism, but that’s just an extreme variation of the day to day reinforcement of arbitrary abuse of power.

In this framework the greatest misdeed is to suggest that the high and the low are of a common substance and suffer, as individuals, in identical ways.

The rhetoric of conservative mouthpieces about COVID is not about the virus, it’s about maintaining the conceit that the Right Kind of People (their kind) are not experiencing the same kind of arbitrary suffering as the Wrong Kind of People and it is immoral and incorrect to identify the commonality…

…which is why they engage is the same kind of self-contradiction on everything. The power dynamic supercedes and informs all morality.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:48:44am

re: #26 Teddy’s Person

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:49:33am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

We could not reach notable angsty white rock and roller, Chuck Berry, for comment.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:51:06am
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Teddy's Person  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:51:30am

re: #29 The Ghost of a Flea

We could not reach notable angsty white rock and roller, Chuck Berry, for comment.

Also not available for comment is notable angsty male rock and roller, Janis Joplin.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:54:47am

re: #17 Dopamine Fish

So last week, I ordered a Ring security camera and a solar panel to keep it charged (rather than plugging it in). The camera arrived, but the mounting kit and solar panel did not. After the deadline had passed, the Amazon representative said it was “lost in transit” and helped me organize a new delivery. The mounting kit arrived today, and I think I see the problem with the previous order: The Amazon delivery woman rocked up in a Hertz rental van. I suspect that their Amazon van may have been in an unfortunate accident.

Mmm solar panels…

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:55:30am

re: #30 Charles Johnson

There is a valid concern, in that we don’t want the military to become completely disconnected from the government and to basically become a law unto itself. That way lies madness. However, it’s sounding more and more like General Milley followed appropriate procedures and involved people from the Defense and State Departments, so I’m not worried about it anymore.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:56:05am

re: #29 The Ghost of a Flea

We could not reach notable angsty white rock and roller, Chuck Berry, for comment.

“But that’s not rock ‘n roll.”

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:58:19am

re: #32 Dangerman

Mmm solar panels…

I’m doing what I can. I told Mrs. Fish that I hope to do a solar install in our next home - which I plan to be our last.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:58:59am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

“They took our music, mannn…”

GTFOH
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 10:59:07am

re: #34 Belafon

“But that’s not rock ‘n roll.”

Billy Joel - It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (Official Video)

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:01:57am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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Racism is a crackpot idea.
Pseudoscience is a crackpot idea.
Conspiracies are crackpot.
Political-cult behavior is crackpot.
People who invest in them and traffic in them are either crackpots or PT Barnums.

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piratedan  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:02:51am

re: #30 Charles Johnson

what is sad is that Milley had to go to such lengths to protect the world, if not the country because the GOP and the 45 Administration wouldn’t do what was obvious to everyone else that the man was unfit for any government position much less the President. If Milley broke any laws, I’m sure he weighed that against what he felt was in the actual best interests of the country in accounting for the possibility of being fired for not following what he felt would be illegal orders and Trump just whistling up a different toady to carry out his desires.

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Teukka  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:03:19am

Why You Shouldn’t Trust the FLCCC Protocol and Other COVID Self-Treatment Plans
[…]
“What’s most shocking to me is that the FLCCC protocol, which is being passed around as a PDF, does not include any kind of pregnancy warning on its instructions for using these drugs. Several other drugs in the protocol have a note about pregnancy: There’s a note that the iodine nasal spray should only be used for five days if the patient is pregnant, a footnote that the safety of Ivermectin in pregnancy has not been established, and a note recommending pregnancy as one of the risk factors to use when deciding whether to use antibody therapy.”
[…]

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teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:03:32am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:05:45am

re: #34 Belafon

“But that’s not rock ‘n roll.”

Not until a white man appropriates it.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:10:39am

re: #29 The Ghost of a Flea

We could not reach notable angsty white rock and roller, Chuck Berry, for comment.

Notably angsty white rock’n’roller Sister Rosetta Tharpe was also unavailable for comment.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head on Gospel Time TV show

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gocart mozart  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:10:52am
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Jay C  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:11:06am

re: #33 Dopamine Fish

Adding minor point:

There is a valid concern, in that we don’t want the military to become completely disconnected from the government and to basically become a law unto itself the President’s personal militia. That way lies madness. However, it’s sounding more and more like General Milley followed appropriate procedures and involved people from the Defense and State Departments, so I’m not worried about it anymore.

And yes, the more info that comes out (pace Woodward’s “scoop’), the more it is obvious that Gen. Milley was not acting “on his own”, and followed the appropriate protocols. And that Republican/wingnut fauxtrage is just displaced anger that their idol, Trump, was outed (again!) as an unstable and dangerous incompetent.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:13:10am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:13:34am

re: #10 ericblair

My gob, it is smacked.

That whole upper third is where the wingnuts hang out. The eastern green part is very sparsely populated.

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Jay C  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:14:20am

Heh.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:14:38am

Here’s them famous white boys Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five playing rock and roll in 1945.

Caldonia / Louis Jordan

And this famous white group led by renowned white boy Ike Turner hit it in 1951.

Rocket 88 (Original Version) - Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:15:16am

Saying the quiet part out loud.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:16:04am

re: #50 The Pie Overlord!

Saying the quiet part out loud.

“I would prefer to be known as a pure blooded”

In a few months, you’ll likely be known as dead. How about that?

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:17:07am

re: #50 The Pie Overlord!

Drinks only unprocessed, natural water fresh from the sheep pasture.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:18:02am

re: #9 JOE 🥓

Little prick brings a knife to a school board fight…

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That’s his Emotional Service Knife.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:18:50am

re: #53 Decatur Deb

He used to have an emotional support tree, but he punched it out.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:19:26am

re: #30 Charles Johnson

All the right wingers are claiming Milley was out of turn, engaging in treason by overstepping command authority, when it was clear that Esper also thought the same thing, and Milley was acting in accordance with Sec. Def. Esper.

Everyone around Trump know he was going to burn everything down, or threaten to do so when he lost (and he did).

That’s the problem. Everyone knew, and far too many decided to save their information for the tell all books, instead of yelling to every reporter in earshot that Trump is a deranged lunatic who should be removed from office and is a clear and present danger to the nation.

They all failed on this spectacularly, and the GOP decided to back the deranged lunatic.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:20:05am

re: #45 Jay C

Adding minor point:

And yes, the more info that comes out (pace Woodward’s “scoop’), the more it is obvious that Gen. Milley was not acting “on his own”, and followed the appropriate protocols. And that Republican/wingnut fauxtrage is just displaced anger that their idol, Trump, was outed (again!) as an unstable and dangerous incompetent.

They’re dropping quotes to sell the book

Little by little were getting “the rest of the story”. (H/t Paul Harvey)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:20:20am

re: #55 lawhawk

Treason is the wrong word for it anyway. Treason has a very specific Constitutional definition, and what he did - IF it broke the law - well, that ain’t it, chief.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:20:33am

The urge to whimper, grovel and excuse ANY level of abuse was instilled in Lindsay at a very young age.

From the Woodward book:

“They spoke again the next day, according to the book, and Graham said he didn’t blame Trump for hanging up. Trump lamented he would “lose my base” if he changed. But Graham urged Trump to focus on 2024, saying it would be the “biggest comeback in American history.”

“I think he’s redeemable,” Graham concluded of Trump, according to the authors. “I think he’s got magic and I think he’s got darkness.”

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:21:45am

re: #55 lawhawk

We’re finding out daily how close to complete chaos we’ve been for months.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:22:05am

re: #53 Decatur Deb

That’s his Emotional Service Knife.

Bringing a knife to a gun fight? North Carolina has open carry, doesn’t it? And since the knife is behind him, how does this help protect him from someone behind him?

Aw fuckit. Forget making sense of this crap. They’re more afraid of the big bad black dude (which is their go-to for claiming to be insecure and needing the guns in the first place) but crime in NC is relatively low, all while you have a far greater chance of dying from covid because they wont wear a goddamned mask because freedumb.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:22:25am

re: #2 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

OK. This is definitely a step too far.

A Scottish breakfast pizza would have to be deep fried…

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:24:20am

Back later.

Bambi saves Thumper

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:25:15am

re: #44 gocart mozart

It’s gonzo porn but for politics.

The narrative doesn’t need to make sense, just crank the titillation to 11.

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Teukka  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:26:28am

Trinidad and Tobago return fire at Nicki Minaj

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:28:44am

re: #64 Teukka

Drop 2 and fire for effect?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:31:34am

re: #61 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A Scottish breakfast pizza would have to be deep fried…

After being wrapped in a sheep’s gut.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:31:53am

re: #36 We all walks this ways

“They took our music, mannn…”

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The idea of Pat Boone recording “Long Tall Sally ” is too funny.

Long Tall Sally from Ann’s Tick Tok “restaurant ” in Macon GA in the 1950s.

And Long Tall Sally was probably trans.

And in defense of Little Richard (his road manager was a close friend), Little Richard was non-sexual, he just liked to watch.

Pat Boone - Long Tall Sally

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:33:00am
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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:33:46am

re: #64 Teukka

Trinidad and Tobago return fire at Nicki Minaj

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all newscasters should have that ‘accent’!

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plansbandc  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:35:26am

re: #66 Decatur Deb

I’d peel off the sheep’s gut and eat the pizza.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:35:27am

Co-written by Gaiman and Lenny Henry.
Amazon’s next Neil Gaiman adaptation has found its main star (MSN)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:36:15am

re: #55 lawhawk

All the right wingers are claiming Milley was out of turn, engaging in treason by overstepping command authority, when it was clear that Esper also thought the same thing, and Milley was acting in accordance with Sec. Def. Esper.

Everyone around Trump know he was going to burn everything down, or threaten to do so when he lost (and he did).

That’s the problem. Everyone knew, and far too many decided to save their information for the tell all books, instead of yelling to every reporter in earshot that Trump is a deranged lunatic who should be removed from office and is a clear and present danger to the nation.

They all failed on this spectacularly, and the GOP decided to back the deranged lunatic.

yeah we’re learning that org charts and general moral principles don’t actually mix very well

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:40:15am
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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:41:18am

re: #67 BeenHereAwhile

I saw Little Richard once. He actually closed the Atlantic City Pop Festival in 1969 and absolutely killed it. His horn section was not of this earth. Grand piano, full length fur coat and in fine voice.
He played Bony Moronie like 4 times in a row and the crowd went nuts.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:41:25am

re: #36 We all walks this ways

“They took our music, mannn…”

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Memories of Pulpit Pimps Paul & Jan Crouch kicking Pat Boone off their network for that blasphemous record…until he showed up on the Praise The Loot show begging forgiveness.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:42:44am

re: #67 BeenHereAwhile

The idea of Pat Boone recording “Long Tall Sally ” is too funny.

Long Tall Sally from Ann’s Tick Tok “restaurant ” in Macon GA in the 1950s.

And Long Tall Sally was probably trans.

And in defense of Little Richard (his road manager was a close friend), Little Richard was non-sexual, he just liked to watch.

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I can’t remember who told the story—I think one of the Beatles—about going up to Little Richard’s apartment or hotel room and finding a book on the coffee table that was just close-up shots of vaginas.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:42:47am

re: #75 JOE 🥓

Safe and innocent Pat.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:43:41am
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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:44:45am

re: #75 JOE 🥓

Memories of Pulpit Pimps Paul & Jan Crouch kicking Pat Boone off their network for that blasphemous record…until he showed up on the Praise The Loot show begging forgiveness.

And Jan cried.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:45:59am
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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:46:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:49:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:51:28am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:52:06am

Not sure about modern UCMJ rules (I Am Not A JAG), but it was once the right of a besmirched officer to demand a court martial. Wonder how many people in DC would like to see GEN Milley do that.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:52:09am

re: #46 jaunte

Love that Trini accent and his attempt to keep from busting out laughing. I can just imagine the jokes Caribbean people are telling about Nicki’s ridiculous tall tale. She should be ashamed of herself.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:52:23am

re: #78 DodgerFan1988

The leading cause of death for cops in 2020: covid19.
The leading cause of death for cops in 2021: covid19.

It’s not even close. Firearms is a distant second (and firearms is the leading cause of death in most every other year not called 9/11/2001).

So yeah.

The police unions are kvetching about mandates for this. Rank and file are claiming religious exemptions to this vaccination.

And yet….

nearly every last one of these mofos had to take a bunch of vaccines in order to go to school or to be on the police force. They didn’t claim the exceptions then, and should be denied now. It’s not religious belief in any event. It’s a personal belief, and that’s just bulkshit because fuck their feelings.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:53:42am

He had it coming… he had only himself to blame.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:54:07am

re: #86 lawhawk

The leading cause of death for cops in 2020: covid19.
The leading cause of death for cops in 2021: covid19.

It’s not even close. Firearms is a distant second (and firearms is the leading cause of death in most every other year not called 9/11/2001).

So yeah.

The police unions are kvetching about mandates for this. Rank and file are claiming religious exemptions to this vaccination.

And yet….

nearly every last one of these mofos had to take a bunch of vaccines in order to go to school or to be on the police force. They didn’t claim the exceptions then, and should be denied now. It’s not religious belief in any event. It’s a personal belief, and that’s just bulkshit because fuck their feelings.

A large proportion are ex-military, so they’ve had the world-wide course and didn’t bitch about it.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:54:49am

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thank you Mr. Nance!! It’s infuriating how too many people discount the danger our democracy was in on January 6th. Trump is a despot and instigated a rebellion to hold on to power. General Milley should be sainted!!

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:55:22am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why is she there?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:55:45am

re: #60 lawhawk

Bringing a knife to a gun fight? North Carolina has open carry, doesn’t it? And since the knife is behind him, how does this help protect him from someone behind him?

Aw fuckit. Forget making sense of this crap. They’re more afraid of the big bad black dude (which is their go-to for claiming to be insecure and needing the guns in the first place) but crime in NC is relatively low, all while you have a far greater chance of dying from covid because they wont wear a goddamned mask because freedumb.

I’d just set his break.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:56:20am

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Yeah, like that guy who claimed he was getting out after 19 years.

That puts him in the timeframe of being required to get an anthrax vaccination along with vaccines for a whole host of exotic diseases that aren’t prevalent in the US, so as to be ready to deploy worldwide as needed.

His story doesn’t hold water.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:56:22am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

This episode (among many others) should lead everyone to question the competency of the FBI.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:57:01am

FBI working as designed.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:57:13am

re: #87 lawhawk

He had it coming… he had only himself to blame.

He should’ve complied.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:57:14am

re: #90 Belafon

Why is she there?

who?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:59:01am

re: #93 jaunte

This episode (among many others) should lead everyone to question the competency of the FBI.

I don’t think it’s the rank and file agents that are the problem, I think it’s the leadership.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:59:46am

re: #97 Eclectic Cyborg

The tendency to treat victims as a disturbance of the regular order.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 11:59:48am
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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:01:26pm
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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:01:57pm

re: #92 lawhawk

Yeah, like that guy who claimed he was getting out after 19 years.

That puts him in the timeframe of being required to get an anthrax vaccination along with vaccines for a whole host of exotic diseases that aren’t prevalent in the US, so as to be ready to deploy worldwide as needed.

His story doesn’t hold water.

wait…the defense’s case doesn’t hold water?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:03:28pm

re: #87 lawhawk

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He had it coming… he had only himself to blame.

He looks better in the photo where he’s already dead from ruined lungs and just being kept going by the o2 line.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:04:18pm

re: #101 Dangerman

wait…the defense’s case doesn’t hold water?

Lawhawk is referring to an Army LTC who flounced.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:04:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:05:09pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:05:13pm

re: #76 Barefoot Grin

I can’t remember who told the story—I think one of the Beatles—about going up to Little Richard’s apartment or hotel room and finding a book on the coffee table that was just close-up shots of vaginas.

My last sighting of Little Richard was in the early 1980s when he and Bumps Blackwell came by the office in Macon to discuss recording some sessions. As another Macon talent, he had known Phil from the late 1950s & 60s, when Phil managed Johnny Jenkins, and Otis Redding.

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piratedan  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:06:39pm

re: #93 jaunte

and if the guys at the top are… lets say… less than optimal, just who do you think that they’ve been hiring… probably more of the same that share their worldview and methodology.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:06:54pm

re: #103 Decatur Deb

Lawhawk is referring to an Army LTC who flounced.

i know i know
i was failing at trying to channel joe pesci

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:08:06pm

re: #108 Dangerman

i know i know
i was failing at trying to channel joe pesci

Ah.
Goodfellas Pesci or Vinny Pesci?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:08:59pm

re: #79 BeenHereAwhile

And Jan cried.

When didn’t she?

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:09:31pm

re: #9 JOE 🥓

Little prick brings a knife to a school board fight…

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The knife is there to just cut through the red tape.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:09:54pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

Ah.

Pesci or

Pesci?

YouTube

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:12:56pm

re: #112 Dangerman

God, Marisa Tomei is gold. Never made a bad movie.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:16:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:17:42pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:18:04pm

Holy shit! I’ve run the skepto-scanner over this and it’s real (NYT tracker).

This is the vaccination map, an almost perfect inversion of the case map and an analog of the election results.

The GQP is committing mass suicide right before our eyes.

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lawhawk  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:18:19pm

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

C) IOKIYAR - it’s okay if you’re a Republican and try to overthrow govt and elections by ignoring the Constitution, so there’s no way a Democrat would ever be allowed to do the same thing.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:18:21pm

re: #106 BeenHereAwhile

My last sighting of Little Richard was in the early 1980s when he and Bumps Blackwell came by the office in Macon to discuss recording some sessions. As another Macon talent, he had known Phil from the late 1950s & 60s, when Phil managed Johnny Jenkins, and Otis Redding.

Cool!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:19:21pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Holy shit! I’ve run the skepto-scanner over this and it’s real (NYT tracker).

This is the vaccination map, an almost perfect inversion of the case map and an analog of the election results.

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The GQP is committing mass suicide right before our eyes.

Pity, ‘tis.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:21:29pm

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

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you’re basing this on consistency, logic and non-hypocrisy.
where there is none

Harris does not have the authority because the presidency is illegitimate / stolen.
qed
//

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:21:58pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

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like he didnt hear that all through his growing up

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gocart mozart  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:23:52pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:25:04pm

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

re: #117 lawhawk

They believe there is a distinction between Pence and Harris, but cannot state that distinction outright because it would reveal that they do not believe in the core values of the rest of the nation or the inscribed basis of governance.

Like 70% of conservative waffling is stepping around that their actual beliefs are fundamentally antisocial in ways that other people would rightly respond to through self-defense.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:29:20pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:32:23pm

CV Day 6—

Kids, never marry someone you wouldn’t want to be quarantined with.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:33:51pm

re: #124 No Malarkey!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:34:26pm

re: #123 The Ghost of a Flea

And yeah, I’m going to go there are point out that this particular hypocrisy is a necessary component of building a society where you rely on slaves or near-slaves but have to construct reasons why those bonded laborers are not permitted to assert their own autonomy, defend themselves, or accurately describe their utility to society.

It’s why they’re pseudo-scientists, pseudo-lawyers, pseudo-intellectuals: you can’t sincerely interact with ideas if your immovable assumption is that some people are not people…you have to method in which the ideas of not-people are invalid a priori no matter how precisely they articulate them.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:34:46pm

re: #125 Decatur Deb

CV Day 6—

Kids, never marry someone you wouldn’t want to be quarantined with.

That’s the next level of the relationship troubles that start when you move in together.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:36:56pm

re: #128 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That’s the next level of the relationship troubles that start when you move in together.

People should spend their engagement in a tiny camping trailer. It would be fun.

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Mattand  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:37:07pm

re: #123 The Ghost of a Flea

Been following your posts over the last day.

If I’m reading them right, I’m behind you 100%.

A “moderate” Republican will eventually knife you in the back in order maintain bona fides with the main corps of lunatics. Just a matter of “when”, not “if”.

I love the motherfuckers who profess to be horrified at Trump and then immediately let you know their ‘only’ options are to stay home at election time, or keep voting GOP because that’s all they know, despite all evidence the party’s gone full white fascist (the Dark Falcon effect).

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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:37:55pm

I’m getting the distinct impression that Nicki Minaj is not a very deep thinker.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:40:02pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

I’m getting the distinct impression that Nicki Minaj is not a very deep thinker.

Someone in her entourage told her it would be good publicity.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:40:34pm

I really don’t care about any revelations or allegations against Trump in any books or interviews. I want to see evidence presented against him in a court of law.

I want to watch him try to testify under oath with perjuring himself.

I want to see him lose the right to hold public office ever again.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:41:00pm

re: #132 BeenHereAwhile

Someone in her entourage told her it would be good publicity.

Pee Wee Herman’s press agent?

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EPR-radar  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:42:10pm

re: #123 The Ghost of a Flea

They believe there is a distinction between Pence and Harris, but cannot state that distinction outright because it would reveal that they do not believe in the core values of the rest of the nation or the inscribed basis of governance.

Like 70% of conservative waffling is stepping around that their actual beliefs are fundamentally antisocial in ways that other people would rightly respond to through self-defense.

Conservatism is the view that there must be an in-group the laws protect but don’t bind, and out-groups the laws bind but don’t protect.

As the core proposition of conservatism is indefensible, its supporters have generated a mountain of apologia for it, all of which, without exception, is axiomatically dishonest.

The market for such apologia is steadily decreasing in this age of tl;dr, the tedious attempted justifications being replaced by naked power grabs and use of force.

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EPR-radar  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:44:51pm

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really don’t care about any revelations or allegations against Trump in any books or interviews. I want to see evidence presented against him in a court of law.

I want to watch him try to testify under oath with perjuring himself.

I want to see him lose the right to hold public office ever again.

This. Why is all this fucking shit about Trump coming out in Woodward’s goddamn book?

It should have been in official records at the time, which at least would have pinned more Trump-shit on his GOP Senate enablers.

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EPR-radar  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:48:23pm

re: #130 Mattand

Been following your posts over the last day.

If I’m reading them right, I’m behind you 100%.

A “moderate” Republican will eventually knife you in the back in order maintain bona fides with the main corps of lunatics. Just a matter of “when”, not “if”.

I love the motherfuckers who profess to be horrified at Trump and then immediately let you know their ‘only’ options are to stay home at election time, or keep voting GOP because that’s all they know, despite all evidence the party’s gone full white fascist (the Dark Falcon effect).

The GOP cannot be reformed from within. Any Republican who professes to be an anti-Trumper can start by leaving the party and doing what they can to oppose it in all general elections.

The dominant trend in the GOP has been consistently toward Trumpism for at least the last 50 years, and arguably for much longer than that.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:49:29pm

What could go wrong.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:52:25pm

re: #138 jaunte

What could go wrong.

They will keep looking until they have something they consider to be grounds to cry FRAUD!!! and attempt to overturn election results

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:53:19pm

re: #138 jaunte

What could go wrong.

“Partial” Social Security number almost always means Last 4. In most cases, the First 3 are linked to the state where it was requested. Let’s see if a kid with an Apple // can find the Middle 2.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:54:34pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:57:35pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:57:48pm

re: #137 EPR-radar

The GOP cannot be reformed from within. Any Republican who professes to be an anti-Trumper can start by leaving the party and doing what they can to oppose it in all general elections.

The dominant trend in the GOP has been consistently toward Trumpism for at least the last 50 years, and arguably for much longer than that.

Toward fascism. We don’t talk about Hitlerism or Mussoliniism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 12:59:42pm

jeebus, these people are insane

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:00:14pm

A 64 year old Fugitive who escaped from prison in 1992 turned himself in because Sydney’s lockdown has left him unemployed and homeless. news.yahoo.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:02:19pm
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garzooma  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:02:47pm

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

Seriously. Either you believe Kamala Harris has the Constitutional authority to disregard your votes if she wants to, or you believe that Trump *tried to get his Vice President to violate the Constitution and steal an election*

Put this in the form of a Congressional Resolution: “The Vice President has no Constitutional authority to refuse to certify an election.” Force Republicans to go on record.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:04:23pm

re: #145 No Malarkey!

A 64 year old Fugitive who escaped from prison in 1992 turned himself in because Sydney’s lockdown has left him unemployed and homeless. news.yahoo.com

3 hots & a cot.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:05:19pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, these people are insane

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:06:08pm

re: #64 Teukka

Trinidad and Tobago return fire at Nicki Minaj

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Flat tire :-)

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:07:25pm

re: #148 BeenHereAwhile

3 hots & a cot.

Bingo. He spent one night on the beach and said that at least in prison he’ll have a roof over his head.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:08:27pm

re: #130 Mattand

A “moderate” Republican will eventually knife you in the back in order maintain bona fides with the main corps of lunatics. Just a matter of “when”, not “if”.

Yes but with provisos?

Conservatism hacks culture, which means there’s a lot of people that live inside that milieu unwittingly. And those people tend to be…screwed but also screwing the rest of us over. Self-aware conservatives that truly hustle within the hierarchy ride herd over people who’ve just been trapped inside a set of blinders. Conservatism obsesses over family structure and patriarchial authority because that’s the best culture hack: from childhood you learn to not question and to associate intimacy and ideology.

[This order is the best things can be, it proposes. And when the appetites of those with power demand something new that should be wrong, the proposition—endure, this is still the best things can be—holds. Hence the nonces and sadists.]

It’s like an actual cult as opposed to a stereotypical cult…because cults aren’t actually abnormalities, they’re modern variations on how societies create boundaries and hierarchies. There are the people that have license to dictate terms to the rest, the people in good faith invested in obedience, the people in bad faith invested in exploitation, and the people that accept the notion that they must given deference and obedience…and all those categories overlap such that there are oppressors that are also oppressed.

And it sucks being on the outside of that cult and seeing people that aren’t truly invested being flensed—stripped down to enforcers of a despicable discipline or used and discarded—while you don’t have the power to unravel all of the emotion and culture that makes them participate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:12:05pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why don’t they spray children with DDT anymore?

Because someone questioned the science.

It was allowed back then.

Probably another scientist.

Science progresses.

DDT is generally harmless against humans, it is only dangerous to most higher animals in high concentrations.

It was legal and necessary back then to dampen the spread of parasites.

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steve_davis  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:13:53pm

re: #17 Dopamine Fish

So last week, I ordered a Ring security camera and a solar panel to keep it charged (rather than plugging it in). The camera arrived, but the mounting kit and solar panel did not. After the deadline had passed, the Amazon representative said it was “lost in transit” and helped me organize a new delivery. The mounting kit arrived today, and I think I see the problem with the previous order: The Amazon delivery woman rocked up in a Hertz rental van. I suspect that their Amazon van may have been in an unfortunate accident.

this must be happening a lot to amazon lately. I’ve had them lose a couple of things over a couple of months, and that never used to happen.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:14:38pm

re: #145 No Malarkey!

A 64 year old Fugitive who escaped from prison in 1992 turned himself in because Sydney’s lockdown has left him unemployed and homeless. news.yahoo.com

I am using the Magnum Lotto Pension Plan: buy a lottery ticket every week until I retire, if I do not win by then, I will buy a .44 Magnum and go rob a bank. Even if I get caught, I am guaranteed a warm place to stay, meals and medical care for the rest of my life…

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:15:02pm

Holy cats!

I think that is a downpour.

Good thing I’m not grilling tonight.
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BeachDem  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:18:44pm

re: #148 BeenHereAwhile

3 hots & a cot.

The Cop and the Anthem.

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retired cynic  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:28:32pm

Indian fox kits, photo by Sandesh Kadur

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:30:15pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:33:00pm
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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:34:54pm

re: #113 Decatur Deb

God, Marisa Tomei is gold. Never made a bad movie.

I remember, after Vinny, how she was described, like Sean Young and Deborah Winger, of being hard to manage and deal with on set, and I wonder how much of those comments were because of Harvey Weinstein.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:35:00pm

re: #153 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Probably another scientist.

Science progresses.

DDT is generally harmless against humans, it is only dangerous to most higher animals in high concentrations.

It was legal and necessary back then to dampen the spread of parasites.

IIRC there are still emergency protocols for its use.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:35:29pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

who?

Simone Biles.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:37:05pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Nickelback destroyed rock n roll.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:38:51pm

re: #117 lawhawk

C) IOKIYAR - it’s okay if you’re a Republican and try to overthrow govt and elections by ignoring the Constitution, so there’s no way a Democrat would ever be allowed to do the same thing.

D) Pence is still the VP so she has no power to exercise.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:41:25pm

I suspect that the poll itself didn’t exclude every religion but Christianity, and it was pared down to fit a Tweet.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:42:13pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The GQP is committing mass suicide right before our eyes.

That’s just terrible.
/

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:43:23pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, these people are insane

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The only people who would spray their kids with DDT now won’t get the vaccine.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:43:46pm

re: #156 We all walks this ways

Holy cats!

I think that is a downpour.

[Embedded content]

The rainy season in Los Angeles used to start around Columbus Day…

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:45:11pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:45:48pm

re: #168 Belafon

The only people who would spray their kids with DDT now won’t get the vaccine.

I heard it cures COVID.
/

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:46:36pm

So there’s this:

AL Gov Ivey joined the GOP pack loudly ranting about Biden’s Yankee imposition of CV control measures. (All media.)

Facebook closed her 2022 campaign site, and sent a boilerplate violations message.

Alabama RW and Ivey go nuts. Her campaign appeals.

FB says “Oops, our mistake, it was flagged as an impostor account. Had nothing to do with content.” Account is up in 45 minutes.

Ivey says “BS. You ‘re cancelling us, you hate us, we won’t bend, why do you hate Jesus?”

al.com

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:48:15pm

re: #172 Decatur Deb

“We couldn’t find Jesus on the page.”

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Teukka  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:48:17pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Holy shit! I’ve run the skepto-scanner over this and it’s real (NYT tracker).

This is the vaccination map, an almost perfect inversion of the case map and an analog of the election results.

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The GQP is committing mass suicide right before our eyes.

I concur. Autogenocide. And that nagging question I mentioned earlier, the eugenics aspect.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:51:19pm

re: #97 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t think it’s the rank and file agents that are the problem, I think it’s the leadership.

The problems in police departments aren’t limited to leadership but are widespread in the force, reflecting the type of people who apply and who are recruited. There is no reason to expect anything different in the FBI

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:54:11pm

re: #176 Hecuba’s daughter

The problems in police departments aren’t limited to leadership but are widespread in the force, reflecting the type of people who apply and who are recruited. There is no reason to expect anything different in the FBI

It was funny to come of age in the ’60s, then watch police and the FBI slowly find liberal rehabilitation through the media.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:55:06pm

re: #163 Belafon

Simone Biles.

she’s testifying as one of Larry Nassar’s abuse victims

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:55:38pm

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

she’s testifying as one of Larry Nassar’s abuse victims

Thanks. I couldn’t see anything on the tweets that said why she was there.

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 1:59:15pm
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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:00:32pm

Bet Larry Nasser don’t walk the yard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:03:03pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:05:19pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:14:27pm

re: #183 The Ghost of a Flea

JFC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:20:48pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:22:55pm

re: #174 Teukka

I concur. Autogenocide. And that nagging question I mentioned earlier, the eugenics aspect.

Wouldn’t that be autoderpocide? It’s not a race or even a religion being wiped out. It’s just the dumbest half of right-wing “Christians.” The other half will be fine, and so will most of every other kind of Christian.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:24:41pm

re: #183 The Ghost of a Flea

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Use the new law to make Manchin and all of those other Democrats irrelevant.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:31:40pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:34:22pm

I’d printed a no-tangle spool holder for my 3D printer in PLA. Last night I accidentally switched on the heat rather than the exhaust fan in the half-bath I use for the printers, and the plastic sagged badly. Now I’m attempting my first ABS print, making a more durable replacement. 3D printers are slow, so it’ll take me a week to reprint all the parts. This is why it’s good to have more than one printer.

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darthstar  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:34:26pm

re: #9 JOE 🥓

Little prick brings a knife to a school board fight…

I thought that was a tow hitch.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:35:41pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:36:07pm

Why are there so many Trump staff memoirs? The authors need to whitewash their reputations

Every time a memoir by a former Trump staffer is announced it is marketed with words such as “bombshell”, “tell-all” and “scandal”. So far, however, none of these books have told us much we didn’t already know.

and

you know what secret I wish Grisham would reveal? How on earth she has managed to fail upwards so spectacularly throughout her career. Grisham, it has been reported, managed to lose a private-sector job after being accused of filing false expense claims, and then lost another job after being accused of plagiarism. She has also been arrested for driving under the influence. All those things would have been a career impediment to most people, but they didn’t stop her from landing one of the most prestigious gigs in politics. She did a terrible job at that, but has still managed to get a (presumably lucrative) book deal. Truly, it’s a charmed and baffling career trajectory.

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KGxvi  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:36:33pm

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

Depending on whether Milley was working in concert with Esper, there’s some benefit of the doubt to be given to Milley. I suspect this was more along the lines of reminding those involved in the chain of command the duty to refuse illegal orders (which a unilateral nuclear strike without a declaration of war would absolutely be). If that’s the case, then this is much ado about nothing. But if it is more than that, it’s problematic.

Of course, the most problematic part of this is the failure of the civilian/political class to do anything. And it should also be a reminder that the electoral college needs to go - preventing someone like Trump was the alleged purpose, we have eliminated that purpose and now it’s time to eliminate the electoral college

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:40:02pm
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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:47:06pm

re: #194 BlueSpotinAL

Just a thought, but a lot of young liberals should sign up to take the place of the cops dying of COVID.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:47:12pm

re: #193 KGxvi

Depending on whether Milley was working in concert with Esper, there’s some benefit of the doubt to be given to Milley. I suspect this was more along the lines of reminding those involved in the chain of command the duty to refuse illegal orders (which a unilateral nuclear strike without a declaration of war would absolutely be). If that’s the case, then this is much ado about nothing. But if it is more than that, it’s problematic.

Of course, the most problematic part of this is the failure of the civilian/political class to do anything. And it should also be a reminder that the electoral college needs to go - preventing someone like Trump was the alleged purpose, we have eliminated that purpose and now it’s time to eliminate the electoral college

Which won’t happen, because it requires a constitutional amendment.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:48:45pm
Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some anti-vaxers and one of them, poor man, is in hospital with the virus. But life is ironic.”

— Pope Francis, quoted by the New York Times.

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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:50:07pm

“A federal judge overseeing columnist E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against TFG has denied his request to stop the case from moving forward as they await an appeals court decision,” CNN reports.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:53:15pm

State Secrets that Aren’t Secret

Next month, the Justice Department will argue to the Supreme Court that the “state secrets privilege” requires concealment of evidence about the CIA’s torture of a prisoner named Abu Zubaydah, evidence that has been public for over a decade.

but this part stands out just because

Mitchell was not an interrogator. He and his fellow contractor and future business partner, Bruce Jessen, were psychologists who had worked as instructors with the U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, which trained U.S. military personnel to resist coercive interrogations that they might face in enemy hands. Mitchell and Jessen believed that they could use more brutal forms of the techniques used at the school to induce a state of “learned helplessness” in CIA prisoners, leaving them unable to resist telling interrogators everything they knew. The CIA’s counterterrorism center concurred. Mitchell and Jessen’s company would eventually receive over $81 million for their central role in operating what the CIA euphemistically called its “enhanced interrogation” program.

In mid-April 2002, Mitchell began using “enhanced” techniques on Zubaydah, including nudity and sleep deprivation. Soufan objected, both to his FBI superiors and to Mitchell, and left Thailand with his supervisors’ approval. Eventually Gaudin left too, and the FBI ordered him not to return.

Mitchell made a list of 12 brutal interrogation techniques he proposed to use on Zubaydah. They included not only sleep deprivation but also physical blows; slamming a prisoner into a wall; stress positions; “cramped confinement” in coffin-sized or smaller boxes; the use of diapers; the use of insects; waterboarding; and mock burial. He also suggested that the CIA hire Jessen.

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which is supposed to provide guidance to agencies on whether their proposed actions are legal, formally approved all of the techniques other than mock burial. The CIA then authorized Mitchell and Jessen to begin using them on Zubaydah. Starting on August 4, 2002, they tortured him for almost 24 hours a day for several weeks.

Torture is quackery: there was no reason to think this would work, no reason to pay $81 million to keep it going, and very little that was actionable was produced.

But as I said above about pseudo-science and pseudo-intellectualism, torture isn’t really about finding an answer that is true, it’s about finding the answer that you’re already seeking. If you have to have the answer you want, you can’t operate in good faith…you have to destroy the process of determining truth to force the outcome.

We didn’t do these things to create a better outcome, we did these things because they satisfied a pre-existing need to believe that cruelty would produce better outcomes because the subject deserved cruelty. The actual torturers were simply playing with a body they could inflict their theories on, but were being given so much money that…what were their incentives to admit failure?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:54:22pm

re: #186 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Wouldn’t that be autoderpocide? It’s not a race or even a religion being wiped out. It’s just the dumbest half of right-wing “Christians.” The other half will be fine, and so will most of every other kind of Christian.

They are killing other people too: unvaccinated children and breakthrough cases. I have a theory — not based on medical knowledge, of which I have none — that if a vaccinated person is repeatedly exposed to delta from unvaccinated hordes around them, that person is more likely to develop a breakthrough case, and if there is enough exposure, be at risk of dying.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 2:58:04pm

re: #200 Hecuba’s daughter

They are killing other people too: unvaccinated children and breakthrough cases. I have a theory — not based on medical knowledge, of which I have none — that if a vaccinated person is repeatedly exposed to delta from unvaccinated hordes around them, that person is more likely to develop a breakthrough case, and if there is enough exposure, be at risk of dying.

Repeated exposure builds greater immunity. It’ll be one massive dose from an unvaccinated Delta factory that will do it. If you pack your respiratory system with virus it’s going to do some damage before the immune response kicks in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:00:12pm
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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:01:58pm

re: #200 Hecuba’s daughter

They are killing other people too: unvaccinated children and breakthrough cases. I have a theory — not based on medical knowledge, of which I have none — that if a vaccinated person is repeatedly exposed to delta from unvaccinated hordes around them, that person is more likely to develop a breakthrough case, and if there is enough exposure, be at risk of dying.

killing other people in their religious-like zeal to commit suicide makes them terrorists

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:04:49pm
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Dangerman  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:05:04pm
A handful of former Trump officials are making a concerted effort to amass opposition to Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban, the AP reports.

“The former officials are writing position papers, appearing on conservative television outlets and meeting privately with GOP lawmakers — all in an effort to turn the collapse of Afghanistan into another opportunity to push a hard-line immigration agenda.”

so TFG was only gonna pull out americans?

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:05:54pm

re: #45 Jay C

That’s a worthy point. If I understand this right, the good General looked each key officer in the eye and made them swear to stick to the procedure.

How is that a bad thing again?

The Chinese… I gotta read this for myself. But our Generals talk to their Generals as needed. Sometimes that’s reassurances sometimes it’s warnings, sometimes it’s just informational as in routine NOTAM stuff. Misunderstandings need to be resolved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:07:11pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:07:53pm

re: #206 Rightwingconspirator

Very similar situation during the Cold War. Our negotiators met quietly in the parks with their opposite numbers and hammered out a lot of agreements.

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John Hughes  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:14:24pm

re: #266 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

. It has happened before that issues that ” should have” won have failed because of poor turnout — that’s how brexit happened, after all.

Brexit had a turnout of 75.7% of the registered voters.

You think that’s low?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:20:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:21:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:21:37pm

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Siri, show me something a Republican would never say.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:22:46pm
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BeachDem  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:23:41pm

re: #191 Belafon

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And Newsweek devoted 1,300+ words (not counting copies of tweets, etc.) to “analyze” three Q candidates whose combined votes accounted for 0.63% of the total.

newsweek.com

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sagehen  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:24:21pm

re: #158 retired cynic

Indian fox kits, photo by Sandesh Kadur

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“Kits” — some assembly required.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:24:34pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:26:31pm

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

This gives me hope that the abortion thing could spell electoral doom for the GQP in the future.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:37:37pm

May everyone at LGF be blessed and sealed with a sweet, healthy, prosperous New Year.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:38:01pm

re: #218 The Pie Overlord!

May everyone at LGF be blessed and sealed with a sweet, healthy, prosperous New Year.

And to you as well, my scaly friend.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:38:26pm

re: #218 The Pie Overlord!

And the same for you and your family.

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sagehen  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:38:47pm

re: #176 Hecuba’s daughter

The problems in police departments aren’t limited to leadership but are widespread in the force, reflecting the type of people who apply and who are recruited. There is no reason to expect anything different in the FBI

The FBI are better educated.

Not sure if it’s still true, but there was a time when a baseline requirement to apply to be an FBI agent was you had to be either a JD or CPA.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:40:07pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

This gives me hope that the abortion thing could spell electoral doom for the GQP in the future.

Texas needs a Stacey Abrams badly. Overwhelm all their bullshit obstacles and vote these motherfuckers out and never let them into another office unless they are cleaning it as part of the custodial staff.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:43:10pm
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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:49:52pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

Like you couldn’t see that coming. Chock Todd will have her on Sunday and throw softballs to her as he sits and nods and wags his tail.
“Tell me more..”
There are no losers on the (R) side. Only people who have been ripped off.

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gocart mozart  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:57:54pm
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b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 15, 2021 • 3:59:56pm

re: #225 gocart mozart

Sorry but this is 2021. The one who either has or is the biggest ass wins.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:04:38pm

re: #209 John Hughes

Brexit had a turnout of 75.7% of the registered voters.

You think that’s low?

No, my bad. I was thinking of the people who voted for it “to make a statement” because they were sure it would fail. A different way of being stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:11:09pm

TIL:

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:11:17pm

re: #225 gocart mozart

I see Nikki’s sporting the “i can’t be wrong” look.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:12:59pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

We learn something new everyday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:14:20pm

oops

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nines09  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:15:03pm

Just a drive by. Got’s to go soon. It’s an older video but I like it. Nice interaction and space and dynamics.
You never heard of these guys and you should. Tomo Fujita is one funk machine and years back he had quite a few videos up using 65-66 Fender Pro Reverbs. They are gone because either he wanted to be paid or he was endorsing another product that clashed with his old vids. He still plays his PR’s.
HE is the reason I bought an Ethos Overdrive.
He just had a Ethos and a 66PR and it sang. Talked to me.
It was salty. It’s a monster. Still is. The only pedal I will never sell.
You can see it in action on many a YouTube vid.
He’s a big fan of old Blackface Pro Reverbs.
He’s a teacher at Berklee.
He’s a talent and a half.
This is with the Music is Win guy, Tyler Larson.
In any case, this is talent and a half.
Hope you enjoy it. I recommend headphones…

Tyler Larson - Eighty-Nine (ft. Tomo Fujita)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:15:16pm
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:16:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:16:51pm
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Belafon  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:17:56pm

re: #234 DodgerFan1988

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I ran out of spaces on my card a long time ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:18:59pm
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:19:25pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeddi Lee

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No Malarkey!  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:22:45pm

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

The silver lining to abortion no longer being a constitutional right is that women will know that they have to vote Democratic to have reproductive freedom.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:25:22pm

Heh

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:26:00pm

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

Nice play on words.

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BeachDem  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:31:36pm

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

Heh

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I liked HuffPo’s morning banner: Elderburied

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:32:45pm

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

Re: Nicki Minaj saying she’ll never use Twitter again after being placed in Twitter jail for spreading Covid misinformation

“And nothing of value was lost.”

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:34:30pm

re: #243 A Three Hour Tour

She’s back on it now defending her retweet of White Supremacist Tucker Carlson.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:34:51pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:36:51pm

Sorry if I’m repeating, but someone on one of my socials was saying turnout against the recall, in part, was driven, but the bat-shit-crazy antichoice laws recently passed in Texas. The law sucks, but it is going to drive Democrats to the polls in 2022.

TFFY (Thanks for fucking yourselves).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:39:19pm

O_o

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:39:42pm

re: #225 gocart mozart

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:42:05pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:43:10pm

re: #248 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I see this has not been a learning experience.

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IngisKahn  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:46:38pm

Inspiration4 | Launch
20 minutes until the first private crew launches to orbit

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:47:43pm

re: #250 jaunte

I see this has not been a learning experience.

People get mad when corrected, and they get stupid. It’s one of our defects. We are not rational animals. She’s rationalizing herself to a place where she feels like a good person who’s being attacked by bad people, and those gyrations did not put her in a good place.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:49:54pm

re: #252 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I hope she recovers enough to understand that nothing she said in that tweet is true.

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BeachDem  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:51:41pm

Heh

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b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:54:25pm

I sure hope he doesn’t. Beto doesn’t stand a chance in hell after he said he would take away your AR-15.

Wish he would have targeted Abbott right after his Cruz loss rather than flaming out on a Quixotist POTUS run.

This Texas democrat has waited patiently for years and years for the state party to get their stuff together, it has cost me a lot of money on wasted donations. No Beto, he is a non-starter. I’d rather vote for Matthew McConaughey and I hate Matthew McConaughey

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b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:56:40pm

re: #251 IngisKahn

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20 minutes until the first private crew launches to orbit

I wish the SpaceX crew luck so I won’t have to remember their names.

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Nojay UK  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:57:19pm

re: #249 Rightwingconspirator

That news is going to cause a lot of fallout, in the non-radioactive sense. Basically the Australians can’t build nuclear hunter/killer subs from scratch in any realistic timescale, however to get the sale through the Aussie government will want most of the construction done in local shipyards i.e. localisation.

The original replacement for the ageing Australian Collins-class subs was going to be a non-nuclear version of a French nuclear hunter-killer sub called the Shortfin Barracuda. It was a technical abortion to start with, very expensive and the localisation process wasn’t going well even after the contract was signed over five years ago. This collaboration sounds like the Australians will get to build the hull based on a British Astute or American Virginia design with the reactors and other sparkly bits coming from the nation that provides the hull blueprints. Training and operations workups will initially come from the US and UK, possibly on a Lend-Lease basis where the Aussies rent some existing nuclear boats and senior crew while their own-build hulls are under construction and being fitted out.

Expect the local Aussie population to go ballistic, in the non-radioactive sense, over this. A number of other nations in the area, like New Zealand are even more opposed to nuclear-powered naval ships operating in the area.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:58:27pm

This. This is how we win. Sum it up and put it on a bumper sticker.

Is it 100% true? No fucking way. It works. I want to win, not feel good about my words.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 4:59:33pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

The MN GOP is a bunch of toothless hacks. They have little real power here. Still, it’s amazing that they are putting on the performative bullshit on a scale comparable to any of the Southern states.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:02:18pm

re: #253 jaunte

I hope she recovers enough to understand that nothing she said in that tweet is true.

The alternative is becoming Candace Owens, but that grifter didn’t have fans she had to give up to go on the wingnut media circuit. I expect her to smarten up, but you never know.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:02:53pm

My phone is like 20 seconds closer to the launch time than my PC. Weird

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:03:44pm

re: #261 Rightwingconspirator

One might know more than the other.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:04:36pm

re: #262 PhillyPretzel

One might know more than the other.

And on to the next episode of rich people in space!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:04:53pm

re: #258 I Would Prefer Not To

This. This is how we win. Sum it up and put it on a bumper sticker.

Is it 100% true? No fucking way. It works. I want to win, not feel good about my words.

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They always accuse liberals of caring more about criminals that victims. Then they do shit like this.

Projection like a fucking IMAX ON THE MOON.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:04:58pm
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b.d. (You lost, we didn't cheat, you lost)  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:06:20pm

re: #261 Rightwingconspirator

My phone is like 20 seconds closer to the launch time than my PC. Weird

It’s all faked, like the elections.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:09:05pm

re: #257 Nojay UK

That news is going to cause a lot of fallout, in the non-radioactive sense. Basically the Australians can’t build nuclear hunter/killer subs from scratch in any realistic timescale, however to get the sale through the Aussie government will want most of the construction done in local shipyards i.e. localisation.

The original replacement for their ageing Australian Collins-class subs was going to be a non-nuclear version of a French nuclear hunter-killer sub called the Shortfin Barracuda. It was a technical abortion to start with, very expensive and the localisation process wasn’t going well even after the contract was signed over five years ago. This collaboration sounds like the Australians will get to build the hull based on a British Astute or American Virginia design with the reactors and other sparkly bits coming from the nation that provides the hull blueprints. Training and operations workups will initially come from the US and UK, possibly on a Lend-Lease basis where the Aussies rent some existing nuclear boats and senior crew while their own-build hulls are under construction and being fitted out.

Expect the local Aussie population to go ballistic, in the non-radioactive sense, over this. A number of other nations in the area, like New Zealand are even more opposed to nuclear-powered naval ships operating in the area.

I guess they will have to choose how or if to oppose the nine dash line policy China has. It takes a lot of conventional subs to cover for nukes that can stay out.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:09:26pm

re: #261 Rightwingconspirator

My phone is like 20 seconds closer to the launch time than my PC. Weird

Let’s hope it all launches at once.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:10:22pm

re: #268 Decatur Deb

Let’s hope it all launches at once.

If this end is pointing at the ground, you are having a bad day and you will not go to space today.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:11:51pm

I figured it out what was bothering me so much about Beto running for Governor.

Beto is the Rick Santorum of Democrats.

He’ll never win again.

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:12:22pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:12:23pm

re: #264 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

They always accuse liberals of caring more about criminals that victims. Then they do shit like this.

Projection like a fucking IMAX ON THE MOON.

True. but we don’t write laws that protect them.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:14:29pm

Snopes has an entry on the missing panic button. It may have been a clerical error.

In fact, an unidentified Democratic aide to the House Administration Committee, which oversees security at the Capitol, told a Washington Post columnist in February the buttons may have been missing because of a clerical error — not because of a conspiracy to harm Pressley because of her political agenda.

“A preliminary investigation suggests that Pressley’s office was inadvertently placed on the Architect of the Capitol move list, and a vendor wrongly removed their duress buttons through a clerical screw-up,” the aide said in an email to the columnist, Greg Sargent.

He wrote in a column that published Feb. 8:

The aide added that ‘it is likely relevant’ that Pressley took over the office of former congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Calif.) in an office swap at the beginning of the last Congress. Hill subsequently resigned amid an ethics investigation, which may have erroneously placed that office (despite its having been traded to Pressley) on a list to be emptied out at the end of the last Congress.

That might have resulted in the removal of the duress buttons, the aide says. […]

Still, the aide cautioned that an internal Capitol Police investigation into the matter “remains ongoing.”

snopes.com

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wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:15:40pm

re: #270 Dave In Austin

I figured it out what was bothering me so much about Beto running for Governor.

Beto is the Rick Santorum of Democrats.

He’ll never win again.

I don’t think I could be convinced of that. Oooh, you’re CLd, don’t try!

275
Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:17:00pm

re: #218 The Pie Overlord!

May everyone at LGF be blessed and sealed with a sweet, healthy, prosperous New Year.

And to you and yours as well my friend.

276
Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:17:05pm

re: #274 wrenchwench

I don’t think I could be convinced of that. Oooh, you’re CLd, don’t try!

Beto is young. His soul will still bring a good price.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:19:12pm

re: #272 I Would Prefer Not To

True. but we don’t write laws that protect them.

But they accuse us of doing it. How many times have Republican’s called some bill passed by a dem legislature as a “Criminal Rights Bill” or “Pedophile Rights Bill”. I know it’s happened before. Multiple times.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:21:39pm

re: #218 The Pie Overlord!

May everyone at LGF be blessed and sealed with a sweet, healthy, prosperous New Year.

And to you as well! It’s been a long strange trip, and you’ve been there almost from the start. Thanks for all your support over the years.

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wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:25:34pm

re: #276 Decatur Deb

Beto is young. His soul will still bring a good price.

Keep an eye on the successor to his congressional seat: his friend Veronica Escobar.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:27:37pm

re: #277 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

But they accuse us of doing it. How many times have Republican’s called some bill passed by a dem legislature as a “Criminal Rights Bill” or “Pedophile Rights Bill”. I know it’s happened before. Multiple times.

They lie about everything because they have nothing to offer any American who isn’t a theocratic white nationalist. The lying to idiots has worked very well so far. They have simple religious people imagining that Democrats are demons.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:34:06pm

re: #262 PhillyPretzel

One might know more than the other.

If you stop a live stream player, and unpaused it, it picks up playing where it last left off.
This is not necessarily real-time.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 15, 2021 • 5:40:50pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

oops

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