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A Cranky One  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:49:12am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:50:09am

re: #1 A Cranky One

Well I guess even terrorists need to kick back and chill sometimes.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:51:54am

re: #1 A Cranky One

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Well I guess even terrorists need to kick back and chill sometimes.

I would never get on a paddleboat without my RPG.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:54:49am

Oh jeez. According to my mother (who noted it down in my baby book), “see the birds” was my first sentence.

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wrenchwench  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:58:04am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Well I guess even terrorists need to kick back and chill sometimes.

They’re just kids when they’re ‘recruited’.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2021 • 10:58:43am

re: #4 mmmirele

Remember the book, “C D B?”

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:04:39am

Had a great time with X and the Utah Outcasts doing their show last night. And I got X to put a plug in for Little Green Footballs as well!

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:07:07am

re: #5 jaunte

Total number of forcible rape cases reported in the United States in 2019, by state

Texas: 14,824 (reported)
statista.com

Why the adjective?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:08:03am

re: #8 John Hughes

I guess for reporting purposes forcible and statutory are separate categories.

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:08:18am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Well I guess even terrorists need to kick back and chill sometimes.

Terrorists?

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:09:07am

re: #10 John Hughes

Terrorists?

Freedom fighters.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:09:45am

re: #11 Belafon

Freedom fighters.

Heavily-armed Youth Group.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:10:20am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll bet he doesn’t know what a single one of those words mean. They are just religious chants for a conservative believer.

Some folks in that thread say future historians will look at these people as a “cult.” A cult is simply a disfavoured religious view (not using the Catholic definition of cult, but the popular usage). It’s why Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses are frequently called cults, why Scientology is frequently called a cult, &c. (If Scientology became the majority religion in the USA, then Christianity as a whole would likely be lumped together as a cult. “Cult” is a very subjective word.)

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:11:23am

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

I guess for reporting purposes forcible and statutory are separate categories.

Which is obviously wrong. Force is force, whenever physical or not. Claiming a difference is a rapists strategy.

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wrenchwench  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:12:54am

re: #14 John Hughes

Which is obviously wrong. Force is force, whenever physical or not. Claiming a difference is a rapists strategy.

This is what is meant by ‘rape culture’.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:13:56am

re: #15 wrenchwench

This is what is meant by ‘rape culture’.

Should sentencing guidelines drop the distinction?

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wrenchwench  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:15:18am

re: #16 Decatur Deb

Should sentencing guidelines drop the distinction?

I don’t know. What would work to gain prevention?

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:18:41am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:19:13am

re: #17 wrenchwench

I don’t know. What would work to gain prevention?

Criminologist’s question. There is clearly a distinction in practice, and crippling the language makes research impossible.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:20:22am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One could easily argue that of the major religions of today, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, all started as cults centered around one man with a message - basically, personality cults built around a highly charismatic individual that evolved in ways that certainly would have surprised the foundational figures.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:20:56am

re: #8 John Hughes

The point is that there are many more unreported, and this is one more problem with the “women can just avoid sex” approach to limiting healthcare options.

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:21:10am

re: #11 Belafon

Freedom fighters.

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

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wrenchwench  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:21:15am

re: #19 Decatur Deb

Criminologist’s question. There is clearly a distinction in practice, and crippling the language makes research impossible.

The rapist is usually known by the victim. Rapists need to participate in the research. Willingly or not.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:23:11am

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

I guess for reporting purposes forcible and statutory are separate categories.

Forcible rape, as defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.

Men cannot be forcibly raped according to federal law, thus those rapes are not required to be reported.

ucr.fbi.gov (most recent definition, 2011)

That is backed by
10 U.S. Code § 920 - Art. 120. Rape and sexual assault generally (UCMJ at Cornell Law School, where rape must be done with force, otherwise the crime is sexual assault)

Rape is not a federal crime outside military law.

Many states list state laws by degree, where first degree rape is done by force of imminent violence or kidnapping (or sometimes coercion such as the threat to harm or kidnap a third person, or a particularly vulnerable person such as a disabled person).

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:23:28am

re: #6 retired cynic

Remember the book, “C D B?”

No…because when teachers learned I already knew how to read, I was progressed (read: forced) to go from mostly picture books to mostly word books in first grade. So I missed out on a LOT of children’s classics.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:23:40am

From a newsletter I subscribe to on China’s Evergrande crisis:

Who’s the man behind China’s most indebted property developer?
Evergrande, the country’s most debt-saddled property developer, has been highlighted in the news recently as a high-profile target of regulators who want to rein in unruly corporate debt, as worried investors demand repayments. But who is its unlucky founder?

Born in a rural village in Henan Province in 1958, Xǔ Jiāyìn 许家印 grew up extremely poor. Inspired by Deng’s Southern Tour in 1992, he quit his job at a steel mill and moved to Shenzhen to become an entrepreneur.

In 1996, Xu founded Evergrande Group and rode the real estate wave just as it was cresting. His wealth gave him access to the powerful “red” families, including that of former premier Wēn Jiābǎo 温家宝 and power broker Whitney Duan (段伟红 Duàn Wěihóng) per her ex-husband’s just-published memoir.

Financial stability may not be the only reason Evergrande has failed to secure a bailout: Xu also has close ties with the family of Zēng Qìnghóng 曾庆红, former vice president and advisor of Jiāng Zémín 江泽民, both members of the CCP’s “Shanghai Gang”: The state’s financial holdout may also be the result of a long-standing factional rift….

In other words, he got his start and support in some factions that are targets of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign and this may stand in the way of resolution. The memoir mention is titled Red Roulette; it promises unprecedented views of how the CCP operates between the Red Aristocrats and party members who climbed their way up through Communist Youth League as well as the factionalism referenced above.

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JC1  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:23:42am

re: #14 John Hughes

Which is obviously wrong. Force is force, whenever physical or not. Claiming a difference is a rapists strategy.

Shouldn’t there be a distinction between violent rape and a willing 17 year old having sex with a 21 year old partner?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:24:27am

re: #22 John Hughes

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

Nope. I have always thought of George Washington as a successful warlord, and Mohamed Aidid as an unsuccessful Washington.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:25:20am

re: #22 John Hughes

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:25:26am

re: #26 Barefoot Grin

It’ll be quite interesting to see how this ultimately plays out.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:29:44am

Time to call it a day - have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:31:07am

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”

That’s all I was playing on.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:31:12am

re: #25 mmmirele

No…because when teachers learned I already knew how to read, I was progressed (read: forced) to go from mostly picture books to mostly word books in first grade. So I missed out on a LOT of children’s classics.

Oh, this one was for adults, really, from about 25-30 years ago? The whole book was made up of sentences made with just letters. Like C D B meant See The Bee. It was cute. It was a Big Thing for about 5 minutes back then.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:34:49am

Lava is now descending down the side of the mountain on La Palma at high speed. The Guardia Civil and military have closed the roads around the mountain, as they may become overwhelmed with lava.

twitter.com (Live feed from Canary Islands Radio and Television, in Spanish)

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:35:07am

re: #14 John Hughes

Which is obviously wrong. Force is force, whenever physical or not. Claiming a difference is a rapists strategy.

Statutory sexual assault is for cases (depending on the state) where the victim cannot legally consent because they’re under the state’s age of consent. There are exceptions, like Romeo and Juliet laws (I have OPINIONS, but will restrain myself), but a 13 YO cannot consent to being sexually assaulted by his teacher or her next door neighbor, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. And there are more of those than you might imagine.

We have to be INSISTENT on these statutory sexual assault cases because there are still stupid ass fucking judges out there who see 14 YOs as temptresses and would throw out cases for that very reason alone.

(Not in a good mood this morning, been duking it out with anti-abortion people. Sorry, not sorry.)

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:36:08am

re: #33 retired cynic

Oh, this one was for adults, really, from about 25-30 years ago? The whole book was made up of sentences made with just letters. Like C D B meant See The Bee. It was cute. It was a Big Thing for about 5 minutes back then.

We had that. I can remember it in my minds eye on the shag carpeting near the bean-bag chair under the lava lamp in my sister’s room. So I’m guessing early to mid ’70s.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:38:32am

RE: Evergrande

If this was happening in America, the execs would walk and leave everyone below them holding the bag.

But since this is China, who knows what might happen?

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:41:53am

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

RE: Evergrande

If this was happening in America, the execs would walk and leave everyone below them holding the bag.

But since this is China, who knows what might happen?

Apparently if the exec is in good with Xi and his base, then perhaps turning over wealth to the state. If not, good chance he gets disappeared.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:41:56am

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

RE: Evergrande

If this was happening in America, the execs would walk and leave everyone below them holding the bag.

But since this is China, who knows what might happen?

Somewhat better chance of a bullet in the foramen magnum.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:44:21am

In 15 years we might be outsourcing EV battery production to Taliban Afghanistan.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:46:40am

Twitter live for the Cumbre Vieja ridge from the RTVC (Spanish) tv station.

twitter.com

There have been some fantastic shots of five spots on the ridge fountaining.

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JC1  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:46:47am

re: #40 Decatur Deb

In 15 years we might be outsourcing EV battery production to Taliban Afghanistan.

In 15 years Taliban will either be modernized or gone, IMHO.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:47:16am

re: #36 Barefoot Grin

We had that. I can remember it in my minds eye on the shag carpeting near the bean-bag chair under the lava lamp in my sister’s room. So I’m guessing early to mid ’70s.

I thought it was more like early 80s, because of the friends who gave us our copy (which is long lost). But say 40 years ago, rather than 25. I’s old!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:48:05am

re: #42 JC1

In 15 years Taliban will either be modernized or gone, IMHO.

There will surely be some re-branding.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:49:12am

Here’s a satellite photo of my census tract.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:49:22am

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

One could easily argue that of the major religions of today, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, all started as cults centered around one man with a message - basically, personality cults built around a highly charismatic individual that evolved in ways that certainly would have surprised the foundational figures.

At one time, it was perfectly normal to dump a bag of 10,000 foreskins of the enemy armies you defeated in battle at the feet of your king, in honour of your god.

Today that would be frowned upon.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:50:03am

My surprised face:

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:51:53am

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just going to point out that the Mann Act is still on the books, and why yes, men have gone to prison recently for violating same. You might be familiar with Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana:

chicagoist.com

He tried to get a compassionate COVID release last year to care for his mother, but no dice. He is due for release on February 2, 2023.

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Jay C  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:53:40am

re: #39 Decatur Deb

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

RE: Evergrande

If this was happening in America, the execs would walk and leave everyone below them holding the bag.

But since this is China, who knows what might happen?

Somewhat better chance of a bullet in the foramen magnum.

I think the difference between America and China in this instance is that in the US, bankruptcy courts can order assets redistributed, but in China, they can also impose death sentences…..

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:54:08am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

At one time, it was perfectly normal to dump a bag of 10,000 foreskins of the enemy armies you defeated in battle at the feet of your king, in honour of your god.

Today that would be frowned upon.

The Khmer Rouge weren’t that far off that mark, in our lifetimes.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:56:56am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:57:00am

There is a major river of lava flowing fast down the mountain in La Palma which may shortly eat a village.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 11:59:00am

re: #1 A Cranky One
Nothing says “FUN!” like having an RPG point man on your Swan Boat.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:00:51pm

re: #53 nines09

Nothing says “FUN!” like having an RPG point man on your Swan Boat.

Air watch. He didn’t get the memo.

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Dangerman  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:03:44pm

re: #22 John Hughes

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

in general, terrorism involves specifically targeting civilians/innocents/noncombatants
the intent of which is to create ‘terror’
through which the goal is to effect political change

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:03:44pm

re: #54 Decatur Deb

Air watch. He didn’t get the memo.

How many floaties can you sink with one RPG? //

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:06:42pm

re: #55 Dangerman

in general, terrorism involves specifically targeting civilians/innocents/noncombatants
the intent of which is to create ‘terror’
through which the goal is to effect political change

Except when a military does it. Then it’s “strategy,” like firebombing Tokyo or Dresden.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:08:44pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Except when a military does it. Then it’s “strategy,” like firebombing Tokyo or Dresden.

Using the Total War construct, in which there are no civilians/innocents/noncombatants.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:10:11pm
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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:10:38pm

re: #54 Decatur Deb

Air watch. He didn’t get the memo.

Maybe he’s only there to discourage the guys on the waterslide from cannonballing them?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:13:29pm

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

My surprised face:

He’s not the only Xtian Pulpit Pimp uttering that bullshit about Elder. Plenty of those assholes are repeating that lie all over the country today!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:14:08pm

re: #58 Decatur Deb

Using the Total War construct, in which there are no civilians/innocents/noncombatants.

Including creating as many combat-displaced refugees as possible, to interfere with an enemy army’s movements and logistics.

In the context of terrorism as a military strategy, it also includes war rape (which can also be for the purposes of genocide).

While war rape has always been a strategy of militaries as long as there has been war, it is only in the XX Century that governments moved to outlaw the practice as a war crime.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:18:36pm
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Dangerman  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:22:23pm
Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Trump has spoken recently with senators and allies about trying to depose Mr. McConnell and whether any Republicans are interested in mounting a challenge, according to people familiar with the conversations.”

“There is little appetite among Senate Republicans for such a plan, lawmakers and aides said, but the discussions risk driving a wedge deeper between the most influential figure in the Republican Party and its highest-ranking member in elected office

McConnell’s own fault.
He prevented conviction on both impeachments.
This is the reward Trump gives him.
How did he not see this coming?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:22:50pm

You can’t make stuff like this up!!!!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:24:23pm

I almost have to give John Nolte points for creativity on this one, but dumbass creativity. What a jackass.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:26:08pm

I had never even considered this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:26:43pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Brian Kemp’s sister-in-law died of Covid-19 on September 9. Her funeral was yesterday.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Gov. Brian Kemp’s sister-in-law, Margaret Louise “Mimi” Argo-Laney has passed away at 61, according to a Twitter post from First Lady Marty Kemp.

Argo-Laney died Tuesday. She was born in Savannah and grew up in Athens. She lived in the Atlanta area after graduating from the University of Georgia and resided in Milledgeville.

She was also a founding member of the Spectrum Autism Support Group.

(more)

Gov. Kemp’s sister in law passes away (WALB-TV, Atlanta)

His conservative faith requires him to ignore her death. His profound ignorance or open lying for his faith about a non-existent AIDS vaccine is required as he is a prelate of the Georgia sect of Conservatism.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:27:02pm

re: #49 Jay C

I think the difference between America and China in this instance is that in the US, bankruptcy courts can order assets redistributed, but in China, they can also impose death sentences…..

So China has a better system.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:28:24pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:28:45pm

re: #69 I Would Prefer Not To

So China has a better system.

Except that I’m sure China’s death sentences are handed out in a corrupt manner, based mainly on whether or not the defendant is liked by the regime.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:31:29pm

“Stepped foot” sounds ridiculous. I don’t understand how this mangled saying is catching on. And you kids get off my lawn.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:32:26pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

The copy editor is on vacation; or so they would say.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:33:49pm

re: #64 Dangerman

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McConnell’s own fault.
He prevented conviction on both impeachments.
This is the reward Trump gives him.
How did he not see this coming?

Like the conservatives of the Nazi era, they thought they could control the fascist demagogue. Mitch McConnell and other Republicans fell into the same trap.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:35:58pm

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Again they took their bible classes instead of history.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:36:17pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

“Stepped foot” sounds ridiculous. I don’t understand how this mangled saying is catching on. And you kids get off my lawn.

“stepped into”
“set foot in”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:38:42pm

Because she was taking money from the former CEO of Overstock, Maria Butina is now being accused of being a US agent in the run-up to Friday’s election in Russia.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:40:19pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

“Stepped foot” sounds ridiculous. I don’t understand how this mangled saying is catching on. And you kids get off my lawn.

“Disrespected” and “Do you want to go with” get me, along with people pronouncing the letter T in “often.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:41:53pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:42:19pm
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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:45:58pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:46:32pm

DOOOOMED

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:49:12pm

Today in forest-path-making I found a great treehouse tree (four trunks!) but I forgot to get a picture. I’ll try to remember.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:50:14pm

Every day I look into the sky, awaiting the great meteor we rightly deserve

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:50:44pm
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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:55:13pm

re: #84 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Every day I look into the sky, awaiting the great meteor we rightly deserve

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I told ‘em, “Whatever y’all do, don’t ask Cletus for this.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 12:57:19pm
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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:01:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:01:49pm

New Texas Law Allows Private Citizens To Hold Pregnant Women Hostage Until Birth (The Onion)

AUSTIN, TX—In an ongoing effort to completely eliminate the right to an abortion in the state, the Texas Legislature passed a new law Thursday that allows private citizens to kidnap and detain any pregnant woman or girl until she reaches full term and gives birth. “The sanctity of life can only be preserved when every Texan is empowered to seize childbearing females off the street, place them in the back of a van, and drive them to an undisclosed location where they can be held against their will for the duration of their pregnancy,” Gov. Greg Abbott said as he signed the bill into law, explaining that it was within the rights of an individual to keep the pregnant hostage chained up in a basement or locked in a cage, so long as she was properly secured and escape was impossible.

(more)

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:04:12pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s a subplot of John Waters’s “Pink Flamingos.”

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:05:17pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:05:36pm

re: #90 teleskiguy

I thought it was “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:09:12pm

re: #1 A Cranky One

*snork^

Anal technical point regarding rpgs…

Rpgs are basically rockets launched via a tube-like device.

Lots of hot gases are expelled from the back of that tube. (Technical term “Backblast”)

Being too close to the end of the tube can cause a world of hurt on anything back there.

Like a bunch of tribesmen in a small boat.

Or if you are firing upwards (aka airwatch) a small, flimsily constructed boat itself. And the back blast has been known to reflect off barriers and return to hit the shooter themselves.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:09:30pm

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

“Pink Flamingos” preceded “The Handmaid’s Tale” by 13 years.

For those unfamiliar, in “Pink Flamingos” Divine’s arch rivals The Marbles have a side hustle wherein they kidnap women off the street and keep them in a dungeon where their butler gets them pregnant then they sell the babies to lesbians.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:09:57pm
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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:10:33pm

re: #91 teleskiguy

Those cute devils…

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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:11:47pm

re: #91 teleskiguy

They’re so precious.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:12:23pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:13:10pm
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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:18:20pm

re: #28 Decatur Deb

Nope. I have always thought of George Washington as a successful warlord, and Mohamed Aidid as an unsuccessful Washington.

Yup. George Washington and a small group of co-conspirators basically started a world war for personal profit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:19:29pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:20:06pm

re: #100 ckkatz

Yup. George Washington and a small group of co-conspirators basically started a world war for personal profit.

Turned out well enough in the long term. So far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:21:26pm

O_o

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darthstar  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:22:31pm

re: #1 A Cranky One

Y’all Qaeda is going to have to up their game here in the US. Taliban has a navy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:22:45pm
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DesertDenizen  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:23:27pm

re: #104 darthstar

They had one. It sank.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:23:43pm

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Turned out well enough in the long term. So far.

At least for us on the winning side. At least, I think that we are on the winning side. Please tell me that we are the winning side!

For the French though, I suspect that it was not as happy an experience.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:24:03pm

re: #4 mmmirele

Oh jeez. According to my mother (who noted it down in my baby book), “see the birds” was my first sentence.

My oldest daughter’s first complete grammatical sentence was “I want to have a gun!”

(we were watching the women’s Winter Olympic biathlon)

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:24:39pm

re: #83 jaunte

Today in forest-path-making I found a great treehouse tree (four trunks!) but I forgot to get a picture. I’ll try to remember.

I don’t know how to post pics, Jaunte, but I spend much of my time building trails that are called disc golf fairways. Some of your images remind me of the lopping and sawing and dragging.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:24:59pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Nice touch that Trump is sporting a Putin-supplied RPG instead of the US-adopted M136.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:27:29pm

re: #109 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

I don’t know how to post pics, Jaunte, but I spend much of my time building trails that are called disc golf fairways. Some of your images remind me of the lopping and sawing and dragging.

In high school the cross-country ski team spent a few weekends clearing trail in a woods as part of our training course. (We’d run it if there was insufficient snow to ski it.) That included trying for about a 10’ vertical clearance since we expected at least 6” (if not more) snow to be down on the trail.

Once the local river froze we gained quite a bit of additional terrain to use. Though skiing on the river itself and the open areas around the school itself was not our favorite bit due to the complete exposure to the wind while there.

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darthstar  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:27:50pm

re: #106 DesertDenizen

They had one. It sank.

Boat parades are dangerous.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:30:05pm

re: #112 darthstar

Boat parades are dangerous.

I didn’t know the Taliban were at the Battle for Lake Travis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:30:12pm

re: #104 darthstar

Y’all Qaeda is going to have to up their game here in the US. Taliban has a navy.

They had a navy but it got sunk at the Battle of Lake Travis, remember?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:31:50pm

Those little golden birdies, look at them…

Captain Beefheart - Golden Birdies

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:32:19pm

re: #110 Decatur Deb

Nice touch that Trump is sporting a Putin-supplied RPG instead of the US-adopted M136.

It always seemed curious to me that so many of the self-labeled conservatives seem more familiar with and associate more with the foreign symbols of the Russian/Soviets. The rpg on Trump’s back; The horse riding of the North Korean dictator; And even the association with the color red. (Formerly associated with our foreign enemies, the English and later, the Soviets.) Remember “Better Dead than Red”?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:37:25pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:40:16pm

re: #116 ckkatz

It always seemed curious to me that so many of the self-labeled conservatives seem more familiar with and associate more with the foreign symbols of the Russian/Soviets.

Soviet Russia is all but forgotten. Modern Russia is very much a model for what Trump supporters want to see in America: authoritarian, oligarchic, patriarchal, homophobic, xenophobic, militaristic, theocratic.

Only difference is that they would prefer Fundamentalist Protestant theocracy over Russian Orthodoxy (although there is a great deal of overlap in their attitudes about everything mentioned previously)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:40:51pm

re: #22 John Hughes

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

Allow me to be the heat sink for controversy:

Terrorism is when small groups of ideologues abuse civilians to change society the way states abuse civilians to maintain society.

States get away with it because they characterize their violence as preservation—the current order needs this violence to persist—relying on the tendency of people to view the status quo as non-political. That that status quo is unreasonable and radical in its enforcement of “normality”is simply not a possibility in this view.

A state can use it’s size to both create the pretext for terror and create disavowals to distinguish their terror from illegitimate forms of terror. Marines invading Haiti and setting up martial law are somehow acting in self-defense, so they’re not doing terror when they shoot and torture people. Bombing of Algiers that has been authorized as part of a police action that kills civilians is not terror because feasibly the bomb was intended to kill only rebels…even though the very nature of a bomb released on a city means that the bomb cannot discriminate.

And so it goes.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:41:29pm

I highly recommend Mary Trump’s latest book.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:44:33pm

re: #120 The GOP is a terrorist organization

I highly recommend Mary Trump’s latest book.

I am not interested in tell-all revelations about 45.

I want to see criminal charges.

I want to see him do the perp walk.

I want to see him on the stand, sweating as he perjures himself with each new statement and denial.

I want to see him put in prison with others who have enjoyed no wealth or privilege.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:45:19pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:46:33pm

re: #122 Dread Pirate Ron

For the first time in Alabama’s known history, the state had more deaths than births in 2020 — a grim milestone that underscores the pandemic’s calamitous toll.

When is the NYT going to send reporters to ask Alabamans to explain why this is all Biden’s fault?

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:51:16pm

re: #117 The Pie Overlord!

For all intensive purposes, he has.

(It seriously wounded my soul to type that)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:55:28pm

re: #124 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

For all intensive purposes, he has.

(It seriously wounded my soul to type that)

I bet you feel literally decimated.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:55:40pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:57:48pm

re: #119 The Ghost of a Flea

By the way…a notable variant of this pattern is that states loves to send their own civilians into danger and then use the consequences as pretext to state terror.

For the cost of a few dead settler families you can seize the entire Kenyan highlands from its owners as you consign them to concentration camps. Some dead missionaries in exchange for the Hawaiian Islands is a pretty good damn deal. The sweaty umbrage over “innocents” turned casualties as motivation for state violence has always been cynical.

The current variant—that the occasional dead child or pretty white woman is an outrage that mandates policing outsiders and weirdos with excessive aggression that incarcerates and kills a lot of people that didn’t do anything wrong except not comply fast enough—is exactly the same ploy.

Consider how often and how available the notion is that prison rape is justice…people love terror tactics as long as they’re convinced they’re only directed at deviants.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 1:59:34pm

re: #127 The Ghost of a Flea

By the way…a notable variant of this pattern is that states loves to send their own civilians into danger and then use the consequences as pretext to state terror.

“Since 5:45, we have been returning fire!”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:06:36pm

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Since 5:45, we have been returning fire!”

Yes and no?

One of the most fucked things that recurs in colonialism is how often normal people are encouraged to go places that are dangerous because they believe they’re safe because of colonization…that they can go be farmers in Africa and that the natives simply aren’t a factor because they’ve been told (via racism) that the natives don’t matter and (via nationalism) that they will be protected and (via capitalism) that the opportunity is worth the risk.

It’s not as simple as a false flag: it’s setting up a vicious win/win scenario. Settlers peacefully seize land, or if they meet resistance then the military can intervene and the same land is seized by force. Either way the center of empire actually benefits the most.

It’s how you hide that you’re doing the same shit Genghis Khan did underneath layers of moralizing and scientific positivism.

This is why I’m a bit…whithering…about the idea of “innocence” as part of the moral calculation. It’s a kind of narrativization that picks and chooses who deserves sympathy on one hand, but also who’s suffering merits disproportionate revenge on the other…and there’s always a thumb on the scale. Once you put people into collective guilt, outside of “innocent”…you can just do worse and worse things to them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:07:57pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Originally featuring Ronald Reagan.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:09:38pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:12:19pm

re: #131 gocart mozart

That was sweet.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:15:12pm

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:16:02pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

So you can still get away with jerking off in public and pictures?
Oh.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:16:03pm

State terror and the carceral state are peanut butter and jelly.

You create an entire space in which people can be brutalized, and that brutalization is seen as both object lesson and entertainment spectacle.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:16:03pm

re: #83 jaunte

Today in forest-path-making I found a great treehouse tree (four trunks!) but I forgot to get a picture. I’ll try to remember.

Wood is pretty expensive right now, so you should look around for a construction site to “pick some up”.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:17:14pm

re: #131 gocart mozart

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In the series of other skills I dont have:

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:19:30pm

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not interested in tell-all revelations about 45.

I want to see criminal charges.

I want to see him do the perp walk.

I want to see him on the stand, sweating as he perjures himself with each new statement and denial.

I want to see him put in prison with others who have enjoyed no wealth or privilege.

I haven’t read it yet, but the book he’s referring to isn’t a tell all revelation book about Clownstick, it’s a book about how just about all current social and political problems in the US go back to the civil war and powerful white men never facing consequences of their actions.

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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:20:09pm

re: #130 The Pie Overlord!

Originally featuring Ronald Reagan.

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Foo on Ronnie, here’s a much better president…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:21:34pm

re: #138 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I haven’t read it yet, but the book he’s referring to isn’t a tell all revelation book about Clownstick, it’s a book about how just about all current social and political problems in the US go back to the civil war and powerful white men never facing consequences of their actions.

I want to see powerful white men start seeing consequences of their actions

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:23:26pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:25:01pm

re: #130 The Pie Overlord!

Gives added meaning to the phrase “I fell off my dinosaur laughing.”

Interesting, though. I had not seen that meme before. Or it hadn’t registered for me.

I guess that recycling is popular, even in rwnj circles. Although maybe not for glass or paper.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:26:51pm

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

I want to see powerful white men start seeing consequences of their actions

We’ll never get there until people understand why we are here.

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Nojay UK  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:27:46pm

re: #129 The Ghost of a Flea

One of the most fucked things that recurs in colonialism is how often normal people are encouraged to go places that are dangerous because they believe they’re safe because of colonization…that they can go be farmers in Africa and that the natives simply aren’t a factor because they’ve been told (via racism) that the natives don’t matter and (via nationalism) that they will be protected and (via capitalism) that the opportunity is worth the risk.

S/Africa/Oklahoma//

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:28:02pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:29:50pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:29:51pm

Why some kids got stitches…

The Baronton Sisters on The Ed Sullivan Show

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:31:29pm

re: #143 Belafon

We’ll never get there until people understand why we are here.

It will be difficult to get there if powerful white men don’t repent of their actions and change their attitudes and behavior.

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calochortus  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:32:18pm

re: #137 Belafon

In the series of other skills I dont have:

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We did some of that in jr. high or high school. Kinda fun at a very basic level. And about half the speed.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:32:24pm

re: #127 The Ghost of a Flea

By the way…a notable variant of this pattern is that states loves to send their own civilians into danger and then use the consequences as pretext to state terror.

For the cost of a few dead settler families you can seize the entire Kenyan highlands from its owners as you consign them to concentration camps. Some dead missionaries in exchange for the Hawaiian Islands is a pretty good damn deal. The sweaty umbrage over “innocents” turned casualties as motivation for state violence has always been cynical.

The current variant—that the occasional dead child or pretty white woman is an outrage that mandates policing outsiders and weirdos with excessive aggression that incarcerates and kills a lot of people that didn’t do anything wrong except not comply fast enough—is exactly the same ploy.

Consider how often and how available the notion is that prison rape is justice…people love terror tactics as long as they’re convinced they’re only directed at deviants.

There is an entire “captive” genre of 18th-19th century literature describing the horrors visited on the women of the PA/OH frontier.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:34:41pm

re: #137 Belafon

In the series of other skills I dont have:

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here’s the American version:

Sights and Sounds from the Double Dutch Summer Classic | The New Yorker

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CleverToad  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:35:47pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:36:12pm

re: #147 nines09

Gives ‘Tabling the Motion’ new meaning.

And, while I remember my mom telling I and my brothers to stop playing on the furniture, it never occurred to us to play _with_ the furniture.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:37:49pm

re: #151 sagehen

I grew up in North Philly.
You have a clothesline or a pimple ball and mop handle and a wall, you got game.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:41:16pm

re: #153 ckkatz

Ed Sullivan is responsible for many stitches.
He is also responsible for opening eyes.
“I think I can do that!”

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:47:49pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

There is a lengthy passage in Allen Eckert’s Book “The Wilderness Empire” about how the captives, including camp followers, from failed Braddock Expedition were treated after the battle. None of this should be surprising as this treatment was considered standard treatment among the NorthEastern native American nations as well.

Author/Historian Nathanial Philbrick wrote about the reverse in his book about George Custer and the Little Big Horn, “Last Stand”.

To quote Mark Atwood Lawrence, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas, in The Statesman:

Occasionally, though, Custer seems downright sinister. Philbrick lingers, for instance, over Custer’s enthusiasm for taking Indian hostages as a military tactic - the very maneuver that Custer was probably trying to carry out when warriors overwhelmed him and his immediate command at the “last stand.” Philbrick also describes Custer’s appalling desecration of Native American graves in 1876 and his probable sexual abuse of a captive Cheyenne girl a few years earlier. “There was a saying among the soldiers of the western frontier,” Philbrick writes in one of his most chilling lines, “a saying Custer and his officers could heartily endorse: `Indian women rape easy.’”

Philbrick’s latest examines ‘Last Stand’ of Custer and the plains Indians
statesman.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:48:01pm

Well, if it’s her it’s highly unsurprising. At least her family will have an answer

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CleverToad  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:51:17pm

re: #137 Belafon

In the series of other skills I dont have:

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That was fun to watch! I learned this dance as a Brownie Scout, waaaay back in the mid-60s when our troop had a sister troop in the Philippines. But we sure weren’t doing it at that speed ;p

One of my dad’s Filipino colleagues from Natl Jewish Hospital helped us with the project — she taught us the dance and helped us rig costumes, and gave us a 45 record with traditional music. I still have scraps of the fabric we used, and I came across the record and the picture of our sister troop a couple of years ago. Donated them to the little Girl Scout museum here in Colorado.

Thanks for the memory jog!

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:51:57pm

And when you eventually ripped the pimple ball and it lost its air, it always broke on the cast. Half and half.
And when it went flat you ripped it in half and played halfies.
A wall is needed.
THAT mark is a single
THAT mark is a double
and so on.
Other team catches it, it’s an out.

jfc we played that every day.

Halfies.

Pitching was an art.

Pure fun.

And the monster mop handles in the 60’s were almost like a hardball bat.

Halfball in Philadelphia

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:55:22pm

Just had to deal with a LOVELY water leak in the kitchen. The flexible line feeding the icemaker in my refrigerator sprang a leak and was spraying water against the wall and running down into the baseboards, onto the basement ceiling, and thence onto the basement floor. Cleanup is mostly complete; I have holes in the ceiling to allow the drywall to dry out, and then I will spray it with ceiling primer to complete the repair once the spray can arrives.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 2:57:13pm

re: #156 ckkatz

There is a lengthy passage in Allen Eckert’s Book “The Wilderness Empire” about how the captives, including camp followers, from failed Braddock Expedition were treated after the battle. None of this should be surprising as this treatment was considered standard treatment among the NorthEastern native American nations as well.

Author/Historian Nathanial Philbrick wrote about the reverse in his book about George Custer and the Little Big Horn, “Last Stand”.

To quote Mark Atwood Lawrence, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas, in The Statesman:

Philbrick’s latest examines ‘Last Stand’ of Custer and the plains Indians
statesman.com

A couple decades ago a grass fire burned away the overburden on Little Bighorn. That gave the Park Service the chance to contract a serious professional forensic archaeology effort. Among the surprises—cartridge case analysis showed that Custer was not only outnumbered, but faced technologically superior weapons.

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Nojay UK  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:01:35pm

re: #159 nines09

And when you eventually ripped the pimple ball and it lost its air, it always broke on the cast. Half and half.

There’s an old phrase used in Glasgow to describe idiots — a “Heid the baw”. Well-off kids played keepie-uppie with a tanner ball, a cheap rubber ball (aka baw) priced at sixpence (a tanner). Keepie-uppie involves keeping the ball off the ground with feet, knees and head (aka heid) as long as possible. For those kids who weren’t rich a ball could be made from bundled up rags and the game played that way, feet and knees and head. The really poor kids played keepie-uppie with a half brick, feet and knees and… that’s why they call an idiot a “Heid the baw” in Glasgow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:06:18pm

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Well, if it’s her it’s highly unsurprising. At least her family will have an answer

And only 22. Damn. I really am thankful for the 40 and counting productive years I’ve had.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:11:38pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:12:11pm
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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:13:21pm

re: #162 Nojay UK

All the poor kids knew what to do and how to do it. Pimple balls were high end. Cost more than the blue and pink balls sold all over Philly.
Pimple balls, and you can look them up, were more lively.
Another game we played was “Wire Ball.’

Every intersection had a crossover of wires for phone, etc..

Set the rules.
THAT wire is a
And THAT wire is a
And so on.
Catch it, you are out.
3 outs per side.
And the excitement was when a hot rod came up to the stop sign in high gear and that ball was still bouncing off off wires on it’s way back down.

Inspect an intersection in a city.
Now imagine that game.

And roof is legend.
And those who could roof, like climb up on roofs?
Heroes.

Also in my hood, bamboo poles were available because carpet and silk and mills.
15 foot bamboo pole with a coffee can with the bottom cut to allow street sewer to run out guaranteed our poor asses had balls.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:18:04pm
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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:18:33pm

re: #42 JC1

In 15 years Taliban will either be modernized or gone, IMHO.

Maybe. But what does modernized mean?

More acceptable to you?

In which case probably not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:19:38pm

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Well, if it’s her it’s highly unsurprising. At least her family will have an answer

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:23:43pm
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steve_davis  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:24:14pm

re: #22 John Hughes

If the Taliban are terrorists then why weren’t the American revolutionaries?

“Terrorist” doesn’t mean “bad person”, it’s a politico/military strategy. An evil one, but there’s a better case for describing the US as terrorists than the Taliban in recent years. (*)

Oh god am I going to get piled on for this one.

(* Where by recent I mean in the last 20 years — sorry any young people around, that’s how is old farts count)

Yes, terrorist means bad person. It is someone working to achieve a political goal expressly through the inspiring of terror in a people/government. No, our founding fathers were not randomly blowing up civilian gatherings or assassinating government officials. They were fighting a partly pitched, partly guerilla war.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:25:36pm
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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:26:30pm

re: #162 Nojay UK

And I think you just shown what I always thought when I looked at sports outside the USA.
Feet. Foot. On the ground and thus.
Simple. Only ONE ingredient needed. A ball of whatever.
I joked that Futbal was a victory dance.
With a head.
As in Here Is Our Proof!
It is Sven you can see…
But then I always thought Futbal to be a touch of madness.
Tribes kicked the heads of their enemies around…..

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:26:38pm

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

along with people pronouncing the letter T in “often.”

what?

Offen?

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:32:34pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

Half the women in my graduating class look like that. Of those, I’d say more than 50% of them are just as nutty right wingers because they’ve lived their entire lives in upper middle class suburbs with a husband that has a lumberjack beard and a shaved head who owns home renovation business and puts giant flags on his $70k Chevy Silverado.

I’m sure they have one or two token black or latino friends so they “can’t be racists”.

Then spend half their time on Nextdoor ranting about brown people in the neighborhood.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:32:39pm

re: #133 Eric The Fruit Bat

+HIbSEWH1PeXt3EyUyX5m/sNWzDAvmDGkTHcxyUkfk6huSy9vEGcjtjktypnhICv

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:32:58pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:33:21pm

re: #137 Belafon

In the series of other skills I dont have:

A more interesting version of Morris dancing. /s

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Nojay UK  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:34:24pm

re: #173 nines09

And I think you just shown what I always thought when I looked at sports outside the USA.
Feet. Foot. On the ground and thus.

So no running or jumping allowed in the US National Hand-egg League? One foot on the ground at all times (shades of the Hays Code…)

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:34:26pm

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My oldest daughter’s first complete grammatical sentence was “I want to have a gun!”

when my daughter got her first barbie she asked “where are her guns?”

( I was playing a lot of tomb raider at the time).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:36:04pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:37:55pm

Here’s some cheery news for a Sunday afternoon:

Support for Abbott plunging in Texas: poll

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) job performance rating has fallen sharply, according to a new poll that shows a majority of Texans now disapprove of him.

Forty-five percent of Texans approve of Abbott’s performance as governor, while 54 percent say the state is headed in the wrong direction, according to the survey from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.

Abbott’s approval rating was at 59 percent prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 60,000 people in the state, The Dallas Morning News noted.

Forty-five percent approval at this point is still shameful but it’s moving in the right direction. Will we turn Texas blue? The demographics are on our side but we have to win the legislative and legal battles over voter rights and gerrymandering. I still think it will happen well within my lifetime, and I’m 72 now.
Some of the traditional Texas conservatives (ie crazed yokel bigots) see this change but are oblivious to the reasons for it. They tend to blame an influx of Californicators bringing their librul weirdo ideas with their investment money. In fact, the most enthusiastic Cal transplants are GOP or lepertarian tax refugees who like their property cheap, their regulation non-existent, and their ideology reactionary. The blue shift is coming from within, from empowered minorities and young people who just aren’t buying the same old bullshit.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:38:48pm

Apparently from what I’m getting on a quick perusal of Twitter is that Beto announced he’s officially running for Governor of Texas.

Better hope people are still livid at Abbott at the time or Mr. “I’m going to take your AR15s away” is going to doom Texas to continued orbit of the Wingularity.

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:40:11pm

re: #119 The Ghost of a Flea

But by your “small groups” condition you are explicitly rolling out the origin of the term “terrorism” — the terror after the French revolution, which was a policy of the government, not a “small group”.

It’s amusing (not) how everybody redefines “terrorism” to make sure they are not included.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:40:14pm

re: #183 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Apparently from what I’m getting on a quick perusal of Twitter is that Beto announced he’s officially running for Governor of Texas.

Better hope people are still livid at Abbott at the time or Mr. “I’m going to take your AR15s away” is going to doom Texas to continued orbit of the Wingularity.

the “official announcement” is supposed to be later this year

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:42:23pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

the “official announcement” is supposed to be later this year

My quick perusal of Twitter implied a grain of salt, but I did see it several times.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:43:21pm

moron

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:44:18pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blahblahblah right wing bulkshit* …the priorities of today’s Democrat Party.

What’s that, treating people like humans, instead of like sheep to be fleeced and slaughtered? Well, guilty as charged, I guess.

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:45:12pm

re: #119 The Ghost of a Flea

Bombing of Algiers that has been authorized as part of a police action that kills civilians is not terror because feasibly the bomb was intended to kill only rebels…

I’m unsure what you are talking about here, the French state never bombed Algiers.

It did much worse things, which were explicitly terrorist, in reaction to the bombing of Algiers, both by Algerian independence fighters and pied noir counter indépendance fighters off the OAS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:45:44pm

re: #186 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

My quick perusal of Twitter implied a grain of salt, but I did see it several times.

Beto O’Rourke plans 2022 run against Greg Abbott in Texas governor’s race: report

The news comes on the heels of new polling that shows increasing support among likely voters for an O’Rourke run — with numbers from a Dallas Morning News survey showing that Abbott’s hard-right turn in recent months has turned off voters in the state. O’Rourke has narrowed the polling gap to 37%-42%, up from 33%-45% in the same poll earlier this summer.

Political operatives in Texas told Axios that the onetime challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce his gubernatorial run later this year. The outlet also reported that O’Rourke has been calling around to high-profile Democrats both locally and nationally for advice — leaving many with the impression that he’s made up his mind to challenge Abbott.

But O’Rourke denied the news in a statement to Axios through a spokesperson.

“No decision has been made,” David Wysong, the three-term Congressman’s former chief of staff and a longtime adviser, told the outlet. “He has been making and receiving calls with people from all over the state.”

(my bold)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:47:04pm

re: #189 John Hughes

I’m unsure what you are talking about here, the French state never bombed Algiers.

It did much worse things, which were explicitly terrorist, in reaction to the bombing of Algiers, both by Algerian independence fighters and pied noir counter indépendance fighters off the OAS.

Gen Massu and company did their terror at the retail level.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:47:51pm

re: #174 John Hughes

what?

Offen?

That was the original pronunciation, and the way I learned it growing up. The pronunciation has been gradually taken over with the pronounced T.

often adverb
of*​ten | \ ˈȯf-tən How to pronounce often (audio) , ˈȯ-fən How to pronounce often (audio) \
Definition of often

: many times : frequently

merriam-webster.com

“Oftentimes” also replaced “ofttimes” in regular usage as well. (My speech sounds like my handwriting looks.)

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Nojay UK  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:48:52pm

re: #184 John Hughes

It’s amusing (not) how everybody redefines “terrorism” to make sure they are not included.

‘Bomber’ Harris was the only British Armed Forces top commander of WWII to not get a peerage after the war. He was an outright and forthright terrorist, planning the German city-burning raids his RAF bomber force carried out while taking horrendous losses, suicide bombers in all but name. There are many memorials to Bomber Command, a scant few for their commander.

“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

The first Israeli government was formed mainly from Irgun terrorists, the people who planned and carried out murderous acts against civilians such as the King David Hotel bombing but no-one that mattered called them terrorists after they had succeeded in their aims and established a country through their acts of terror.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:50:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:52:51pm
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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:53:29pm

(sorry, dumb response)

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:53:31pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:55:36pm

re: #193 Nojay UK

‘Bomber’ Harris was the only British Armed Forces top commander of WWII to not get a peerage after the war. He was an outright and forthright terrorist, planning the German city-burning raids his RAF bomber force carried out while taking horrendous losses, suicide bombers in all but name. There are many memorials to Bomber Command, a scant few for their commander.

“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

The first Israeli government was formed mainly from Irgun terrorists, the people who planned and carried out murderous acts against civilians such as the King David Hotel bombing but no-one that mattered called them terrorists after they had succeeded in their aims and established a country through their acts of terror.

Some would hold my father, killed bombing a synthetic fuel plant near Magdeburg, a terrorist. I don’t worry about it. He shortened the war by a minute.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 3:56:34pm

re: #179 Nojay UK

No idea. Didn’t grow up on those streets.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:01:58pm

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John Hughes  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:02:05pm

re: #191 Decatur Deb

Gen Massu and company did their terror at the retail level.

The kind of terrorism that “works” (in the very short term).

Maybe Americans never understood why Jacques Chirac was so vehemently against the second gulf war — he was a conscript in Algeria.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:03:34pm

re: #200 nines09

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:05:15pm

re: #201 John Hughes

The kind of terrorism that “works” (in the very short term).

Maybe Americans never understood why Jacques Chirac was so vehemently against the second gulf war — he was a conscript in Algeria.

After defending it for decades, Massu turned, saying it was unneeded.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:06:24pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:07:46pm

Good thing I’m damn near a hermit

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:09:05pm

Diddly on the US Consulate in La Palma Website about things like, I don’t know, a volcano eruption.

es.usembassy.gov

There is a “Do Not Travel” order in place for all of Spain including the Canary Islands due to Covid-19.

The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have issued “Do Not Travel” orders due to the volcanic eruption.

The airport in Santa Cruz de La Palma (the government centre for the island) remains open for inbound and outbound traffic.

The Prime Minister and a representative for the Crown are now on La Palma, in meetings with the Cabinet for La Palma, along with a representative from the US Consulate.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:09:34pm

re: #82 jaunte

DOOOOMED

Every time that word is used, all I see are the Dodos in Ice Age chanting “Doom doom doom”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:11:05pm

re: #204 teleskiguy

On this date in 1985, the proposal for said labels told teenagers which albums were cool.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:11:48pm

re: #202 PhillyPretzel

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:20:39pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:24:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:24:38pm

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:25:07pm

So after all my travel plans had to be cancelled again and again because of covid (they had too much or we had too much), I found a place that wouldn’t turn me down…

Disneyland!

My feet are killing me….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:26:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:26:42pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:27:29pm

...

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:29:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:30:39pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:31:14pm

re: #189 John Hughes

Yeah. Got that wrong and missed the edit window.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:32:06pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:32:41pm

LOL

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:34:56pm

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

The truth of this hurts my soul.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:35:02pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:36:20pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Will someone please tell me how in the hell we missed the entire planet?”

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:37:05pm

re: #223 Eric The Fruit Bat

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:38:55pm

Australia’s 60 Minutes (which seems to have more teeth than the American version) takes on Hillsong, whose lead pastor, Brian Houston, has an appointment to report to the cops in Australia in early October.

Hillsong Hell: Disturbing accusations expose the celebrity-favoured church | 60 Minutes Australia

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:43:29pm

re: #171 steve_davis

Yes, terrorist means bad person. It is someone working to achieve a political goal expressly through the inspiring of terror in a people/government. No, our founding fathers were not randomly blowing up civilian gatherings or assassinating government officials. They were fighting a partly pitched, partly guerilla war.

In the 1940’s, Menachem Begin was a terrorist. UK’s Most Wanted, large cash reward on offer. When the Irgun blew up the King David Hotel, yes it was British Army HQ, but there were also a bunch of civilian staff, and other random civilians wrong place/wrong time who died.

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

A few decades later, there was a whole diplomacy kerfuffle that the UK had to remove him from the most wanted list, cancel the bounty offer…

And then the guy got a Nobel Prize for his part in crafting a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

In conclusion… things change. People change. You can’t count on it, but you also can’t be sure it won’t happen. People can surprise you.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2021 • 4:43:58pm

La Palma is putting on quite the show while Fagradalsfjall sleeps:

Unfortunately, unlike Fagradalsfjall, the La Palma eruption will force many people out of their homes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:01:23pm

Digging out capitalist marketing stupidity in women’s products wherever it hides.

These kinds of mistakes could only be made by marketing departments which never talked to (or probably employed) one solitary woman.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:04:42pm

re: #230 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

UnderArmour had a similar problem. They wanted to design some stuff for women and all of those who applied were men. So they started from the beginning and got an all female group to design stuff for women.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:09:05pm

Not watching Emmy’s. Not a fan of award shows.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:09:34pm

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

My small red neck town had no vax available. Might be, could be, who knows. We can call you….
And my daughter in Philly did the work and got us a spot in Shamokin Pennsylvania.
Like easy. Absolutely open. So we traveled the 20 or so miles, went in to a Weis Markets store and stood among no masks, no distancing and no brains to get our 2 shots.
When we were waiting at the pharmacy, one after another old infirm, dragging a leg survivor of what came before, went to pick up their script.
With no mask.
Yep.
Uh huh.
You betcha.
Bye.

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:11:40pm

re: #232 Rightwingconspirator

Not watching Emmy’s. Not a fan of award shows.

Ask yourself this.
Who won last year?
Yep.
WGAF

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:12:59pm

re: #230 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Digging out capitalist marketing stupidity in women’s products wherever it hides.

These kinds of mistakes could only be made by marketing departments which never talked to (or probably employed) one solitary woman.

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Once my wife observed how horrible a feminine product ad had been. Obviously written by men. Then the testosterone “supplement” ad came on and it was at least as awful. “Can we just get the ladies to do ALL this stuff please?” I said.

And btw for any and all products used where the sun never shines? Cable might not be your venue. Just sayin’.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:13:04pm

re: #232 Rightwingconspirator

Not watching Emmy’s. Not a fan of award shows.

It starts with an elaborate rap number, many people who aren’t rappers and a few who are… but no Ice-T. How the hell does the Emmy’s go rap and omit Ice-T?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:13:06pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:15:18pm

re: #237 The Pie Overlord!

That looks delicious.

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:16:10pm

re: #236 sagehen

It starts with an elaborate rap number, many people who aren’t rappers and a few who are… but no Ice-T. How the hell does the Emmy’s go rap and omit Ice-T?

Not available? Dude may be working and he may have an early morning call.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:17:10pm

re: #235 Rightwingconspirator

Once my wife observed how horrible a feminine product ad had been. Obviously written by men. Then the testosterone “supplement” ad came on and it was at least as awful. “Can we just get the ladies to do ALL this stuff please?” I said.

And btw for any and all products used where the sun never shines? Cable might not be your venue. Just sayin’.

You can get sunburned down there, it’s just difficult to do. Now you don’t have to search for the information on how to treat it, because I’m a nice guy that way.

What to do if you sunburn your genitals (UK Metro, August 10, 2020)

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:17:30pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

Folks I know who keep roosters call that ‘roosters doing their jobs”. (Well, half their jobs. )

And they point out that anyone who keeps roosters has to let them have that freedom. Of course it also means that the human has to handle occasional rooster attacks on their ankles by wearing high boots and heavy pants. And not injure or totally intimidate the rooster in the process.

Plus, as an additional benefit, you get a free, random, alarm clock when you keep roosters. Ask Anymouse. :) (Btw, have you had that chicken stew yet?)

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:18:20pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That judge is doing everything he can to make sure that little prick gets away with murder.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:18:25pm

re: #238 PhillyPretzel

re: #237 The Pie Overlord!

That does look amazing and with Fall almost here it’s time to bring out the stovetop and oven recipes. Tomato and onion in there?

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:19:49pm

re: #240 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You can get sunburned down there, it’s just difficult to do. Now you don’t have to search for the information on how to treat it, because I’m a nice guy that way.

What to do if you sunburn your genitals (UK Metro, August 10, 2020)

Remember when some woonatic was claiming that sunning your butthole (“perineum sunning”) would give you benefits back in 2019ish ? Even Cosmo found dermatologists quite willing to say DON’T DO THAT JUST DON’T.

cosmopolitan.com

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:22:00pm

re: #244 mmmirele

If anything was ever gonna make ivermectin misuse seem reasonable by comparison? Yeah, this is it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:24:49pm

Eric trump trending on Twitter. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:27:37pm

re: #238 PhillyPretzel

That looks delicious.

Better than brisket.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:27:56pm

re: #232 Rightwingconspirator

Not watching Emmy’s. Not a fan of award shows.

Award shows have become the equivalent of political primaries. Any fool can win one.

Which is why we RAZZIE® Electors always goof on them!

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:34:43pm

re: #237 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Memories of Mom’s Swiss Steak!

2 to 3 pounds boneless chuck steak, or bottom round
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 medium onions, quartered and sliced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, more as needed
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
For Thickening the Sauce:

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, as needed
1 tablespoon water, as needed

Preheat the oven to 325 F
Trim fat from steak.
Season the meat with pepper and salt. Add a good amount of flour on a cutting board and place the steak on it. Sprinkle more flour over the meat and pound it with a meat hammer to tenderize. Continue to turn, flour, and pound until most of the flour is used and the steak is nice and flat and feels spongy to the touch. Set aside.
Heat a large, heavy ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the pan.
When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the sliced onions. Cook, constantly stirring until the onions are translucent and lightly browned, for about 10 minutes. Remove the onions to a dish with a slotted spoon.
If needed, add another tablespoon of the remaining oil to the pan to cover its bottom.
Cut the steak into 6 pieces and place them in the hot oil. If your pan isn’t big enough, work in batches until all steaks are brown on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side, and there is no pink showing. If needed, use the remaining tablespoon of oil between each batch.
Place the onion on top of the steaks, add the canned tomatoes, and cover the pan. Place the meat in the oven and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the steaks are tender.
Remove the steaks, tomatoes, and onions to a hot serving platter.
If the remaining sauce is too thin, place the pan over medium heat. Combine 1 tablespoon of flour with 1 tablespoon of cold water and stir the mixture into the sauce until no lumps remain. Simmer the sauce until well thickened.
Pour the sauce over steaks.

Yum!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:38:55pm

Sovereign Pennsylvania pizza lady
What a freakin’ headcase.

“… McFadden asked if she would just be willing to check in with her pretrial officer once a week.

“I feel like it’s a violation of my rights, sir,” responded Bauer, who is representing herself against misdemeanor federal charges.

McFadden revoked Bauer’s release, and Bauer was taken out of the courtroom crying and screaming: “No! I’m not going back to jail! Why are you doing this?” …”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:42:04pm
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Belafon  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:46:41pm

re: #250 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sovereign Pennsylvania pizza lady
What a freakin’ headcase.

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An immigrant could just take over Bauer’s property because the government would have no jurisdiction.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:48:16pm

re: #250 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sovereign Pennsylvania pizza lady
What a freakin’ headcase.

[Embedded content]

“No! I’m not going back to jail! Why are you doing this?” …”

Answer—It’s because you are an asshole. Period.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:50:14pm

re: #252 Belafon

An immigrant could just take over Bauer’s property because the government would have no jurisdiction.

I would be overjoyed if a collection of “Moors” occupied he “abandoned” home and business.
The karmic irony

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:51:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:51:24pm

re: #253 JOE 🥓

“No! I’m not going back to jail! Why are you doing this?” …”

Answer—It’s because you are an asshole. Period.

“But I said the magic words…”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:51:39pm

In extremely local news:

My wife has never worn perfume since I met her. My assumption was simply she didn’t like it.

I didn’t know she even owned perfume.

Today she put some on. She says the reason she never wore it is not because she didn’t like it, but because after losing her sense-of-smell before she met me, she didn’t see the point.

Now that she had her vaccination and her sense-of-smell came back, she said she wanted to wear it again.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:52:50pm

re: #249 JOE 🥓

I saved that one. Thanks!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:53:36pm

Today’s comments bumped me off to a reading of the Pittsburgh-area events leading up to the Revolutionary War.
It’s tldr; but there’s this:
‘It is impossible that savages can make any impression on disciplined troops.’
— The late Major-General Edward Braddock

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:53:57pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:55:34pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Memories of Mom and how she loved the REAL Jungle Gardenia perfume.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:56:37pm

I spent a few weeks in Taipei on a couple of occasions. The person I was visiting lived pretty close to that park (I’m pretty sure). Lots of elderly folks just hanging out, some doing tai qi (qigong?), others stopping to massage their feet on areas of the path where smooth stones that seemed to fit the arch of the foot arose slightly from the pathway. A great oasis among the din of two-stroke engines at the time 1995-96.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 5:58:55pm

re: #258 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I saved that one. Thanks!

Mom would serve her Swiss Steak with steamed baby asparagus which she would drizzle some Good Season’s Italian dressing on, sliced cucumbers either in Sour cream sprinkled with dill or the cucumbers would be marinated in Heinz White Vinegar. and fresh backed Pillsbury biscuits.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:00:28pm

re: #263 JOE 🥓

Mom would serve her Swiss Steak with steamed baby asparagus which she would drizzle some Good Season’s Italian dressing on, sliced cucumbers either in Sour cream sprinkled with dill or the cucumbers would be marinated in Heinz White Vinegar. and fresh backed Pillsbury biscuits.

I’m going to put some mushrooms in it. I like beef with onions and mushrooms.

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(((Archangel1)))  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:00:30pm

re: #237 The Pie Overlord!
That looks GOOD!

Also a late gmar hatima tova and chag sameach! :)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:01:22pm

nap time

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:02:46pm

re: #237 The Pie Overlord!

I sure wouldn’t mind the recipe for that, if you’re so inclined. That looks delish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:06:52pm

niterz, lizardz!

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nines09  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:08:56pm

Now I’m hungry.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:13:17pm

Fire the Senate Parlimentarian who continually follows the orders McConnell gives her.

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats’ bid to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants through a budget reconciliation — which would have allowed them to leverage their slim majority to overcome Republican opposition to the move — is “not appropriate” for inclusion in the budget bill.

That’s enough. Fire her.

washingtonpost.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:15:36pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:19:32pm

re: #267 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I sure wouldn’t mind the recipe for that, if you’re so inclined. That looks delish.

OK here is for everyone:

INGREDIENTS
1 6-7 lb French Roast or Brisket
1.5 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp. coarse (freshly ground) black pepper
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 large sweet onions, sliced
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 12 oz can tomato puree
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. dry red wine

Preheat oven to 325°

Rub meat with kosher salt & black pepper.
Spread sliced peppers, onions & garlic on the bottom of a heavy roasting pan. Place meat on top of the vegetables.
Combine crushed tomatoes, puree, brown sugar, vinegar & wine. Pour over meat.
Cover and bake for 3 hours. Turn the meat over after 1 1/2 hours.
When meat is done (fork will slide in easily), remove from oven & let stand until cool enough to touch.
Refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, slice into thin strips. Reheat in oven at 300° for 30 minutes.

I don’t know how to make it on the grill or in a smoker because I have never tried that but I am sure you can find instructions online.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:20:19pm

Downstairs there was discussion of Google and Apple capitulating to Russian demands to prevent Russian citizenry seeing alternative recommended slates of candidates. The social media companies, for all their supposed power and control, always submit to the demands of those they consider rich and powerful, at least until these forces lose their power. Twitter and FB have no problems silencing ordinary people who ran “afoul” of their TOS, but they did not put any restrictions on Trump until he actually lost the election. If Trump regains power, they will kowtow to his every request, and this time it would be far worse because he will have a better grasp of what is needed to stop anyone he considers to be a foe — and that includes all who refuse to pay obeisance to him.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:21:39pm

re: #272 The Pie Overlord!

Thank you, putting that in my file.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:23:25pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:26:07pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:26:39pm

re: #271 Dread Pirate Ron

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:27:37pm

re: #272 The Pie Overlord!

Thank you!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:27:47pm

re: #272 The Pie Overlord!

OK here is for everyone:

INGREDIENTS
1 6-7 lb French Roast or Brisket
1.5 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp. coarse (freshly ground) black pepper
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 large sweet onions, sliced
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 12 oz can tomato puree
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. dry red wine

Preheat oven to 325°

Rub meat with kosher salt & black pepper.
Spread sliced peppers, onions & garlic on the bottom of a heavy roasting pan. Place meat on top of the vegetables.
Combine crushed tomatoes, puree, brown sugar, vinegar & wine. Pour over meat.
Cover and bake for 3 hours. Turn the meat over after 1 1/2 hours.
When meat is done (fork will slide in easily), remove from oven & let stand until cool enough to touch.
Refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, slice into thin strips. Reheat in oven at 300° for 30 minutes.

I don’t know how to make it on the grill or in a smoker because I have never tried that but I am sure you can find instructions online.

You can’t eat it right away?
And the little voice in the back of my head wonders about adding some potatoes. But I suspect those might suck up the salt

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:28:29pm

re: #272 The Pie Overlord!

Bookmarked. Thank you. so very much.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:30:42pm

re: #279 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

You can’t eat it right away?
And the little voice in the back of my head wonders about adding some potatoes. But I suspect those might suck up the salt

You can add some potatoes during the last 45 minutes of roasting.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:33:02pm

re: #281 The Pie Overlord!

You can add some potatoes during the last 45 minutes of roasting.

Now I must edit my recently saved word document
lol

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:35:36pm
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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:37:33pm

The entire thread is one big long ode to “Fuck You” Todd.

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sagehen  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:42:40pm

re: #270 JOE 🥓

Fire the Senate Parlimentarian who continually follows the orders McConnell gives her.

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats’ bid to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants through a budget reconciliation — which would have allowed them to leverage their slim majority to overcome Republican opposition to the move — is “not appropriate” for inclusion in the budget bill.

That’s enough. Fire her.

washingtonpost.com

Sorry, but I’m with her.

I’d support green cards for most of the undocumented, but in a separate bill (which yeah, I know it won’t pass this senate, but that’s besides the point). It’s not a budget thing. It’s just not. Reconciliation is for taxing and spending.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:43:58pm

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

I knew the letter would be gross, but I didn’t guess that it would specifically be “pay me to send you this gift because you are special” gross.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:44:32pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:53:15pm

Meanwhile, in my deep red state I got a social media feed filled with pictures of folks going on vacations, to football games and festivals and church services.

And barely a single mask among them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 6:54:30pm
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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:12:50pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:14:07pm

If a floral beauty break would be welcome I did just post this.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:15:47pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:16:41pm

re: #292 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

At 250’ what are you writing on?

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:17:15pm

re: #292 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

“I have clambered up the rocky defile almost to the summit of the fumarole, and can just see the glow of what is perhaps advancing la

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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:18:21pm

I told my dude that our next door neighbors were tRumpsters, but he wasn’t totally sold. I told him there’s no way they would get the Vaxx.

Find out today that their grandson (4 years old) got covid and gave it to his parents and to our neighbors. Right fucking next door. SMDH

They are recovering.

So yeah, anti-mask anti vaxx tRumpsters.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:22:06pm

re: #293 The Ghost of a Flea

At 250’ what are you writing on?

Your charred skin?!

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calochortus  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:22:18pm

re: #295 plansbandc

I told my dude that our next door neighbors were tRumpsters, but he wasn’t totally sold. I told him there’s no way they would get the Vaxx.

Find out today that their grandson (4 years old) got covid and gave it to his parents and to our neighbors. Right fucking next door. SMDH

They are recovering.

So yeah, anti-mask anti vaxx tRumpsters.

But see? They’re recovering. No harm done!
//

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:26:49pm

re: #235 Rightwingconspirator

Once my wife observed how horrible a feminine product ad had been. Obviously written by men. Then the testosterone “supplement” ad came on and it was at least as awful. “Can we just get the ladies to do ALL this stuff please?” I said.

And btw for any and all products used where the sun never shines? Cable might not be your venue. Just sayin’.

Several years ago, I noted that Valvoline, the motor oil, and Vagisil, the feminine product, possessed very similar logos. We’ve all seen the famous two-color Valvoline V. Vagisil’s logo was curved and feminized, but it had an unquestionable resemblance to the Valvoline V, right down to the two colors in the V.

Why?
Why not?
Both products, after all, prevent loss of viscosity!

/////

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A Cranky One  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:31:08pm

So my brother attended a wedding yesterday. Fellow artists. Here are some pics of the venue.

They got married in front of this:

Today, while playing with the wedding photos, one friend noticed this:

Did I mention that my brother, like the rest of the art community, is a little strange?

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:31:13pm

re: #298 Sherlock Hound

*THWACK*

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:33:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:36:38pm

Mic Drop

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:38:14pm

re: #300 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

*THWACK*

[Embedded content]

It’s not as bad as Castrol. They had ads for Castrol GTX that told their listeners and viewers to “Think With Your Dipstick!”

Wait, what?

Thinking with their dipstick is how people get in trouble!

The ad ran for a LONG time!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:39:38pm
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sagehen  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:42:16pm

re: #303 Sherlock Hound

It’s not as bad as Castrol. They had ads for Castrol GTX that told their listeners and viewers to “Think With Your Dipstick!”

Wait, what?

Thinking with their dipstick is how people get in trouble!

The ad ran for a LONG time!

Remember the diet candy Ayds? They were way slow off realizing they’d need to change their name and their entire marketing strategy. “Lose weight the Ayds way” was still running about 2 years after it should have been killed.

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Citizen K  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:43:07pm

re: #293 The Ghost of a Flea

At 250’ what are you writing on?

I assume the point isn’t actually writing at 250 degrees, just that the pen itself will survive after exposure at 250 to be used later.

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Dangerman  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:44:19pm

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

Mic Drop

“We’ve had bigger family reunions”

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:48:10pm

re: #305 sagehen

Remember the diet candy Ayds? They were way slow off realizing they’d need to change their name and their entire marketing strategy. “Lose weight the Ayds way” was still running about 2 years after it should have been killed.

I don’t remember Ayds—much—because the brand went under tout suite! They went under at the same time that Hollywood cellulose inedible diet bread did!

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:51:13pm

re: #299 A Cranky One

So my brother attended a wedding yesterday. Fellow artists. Here are some pics of the venue.

[Embedded content]

Did I mention that my brother, like the rest of the art community, is a little strange?

My best friend is an artist. Yes — they are somewhat different from most of us.

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darthstar  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:56:13pm

re: #307 Dangerman

“We’ve had bigger family reunions”

MY favorite was Ana Cabrero(sp?) Saying she had more people at a garage sale.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:56:59pm
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Semper Fi  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:57:07pm

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

Mic Drop

It was an opportunity to get photographed, ID’d and more.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:59:09pm

Cmdr. Scott on Star Trek III: upon seeing the Excelsior: “And if my Mother had training wheels she’d be a wagon…”

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 7:59:12pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:03:33pm

re: #313 Eric The Fruit Bat

Barrett is one of the justices planning to end Roe v Wade on a partisan 5-4 or 6-3 vote.

She is stupid enough to try to tell a bunch of obvious lies about this SCOTUS majority not being partisan to try to head off the inevitable firestorm from overturning Roe.

I think that will be a major turning point, because a substantial fraction of the country will correctly think this court’s decisions have no legitimacy at all.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:04:18pm

re: #270 JOE 🥓

First - Thank you for the recipe! It has been saved. Including that great picture.

Second - I see that you have memories of Robert Dove, unceremoniously fired by Trent Lott on 2001 for daring to disagree with the Republicans.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:06:14pm

re: #308 Sherlock Hound

I don’t remember Ayds—much—because the brand went under tout suite! They went under at the same time that Hollywood cellulose inedible diet bread did!

Sure do remember Ayds and Metrecal from the 60s. My sister would use the Ayds diet plan—2 soft chews with a cup of coffee or tea before dinner. Mom experimented with various flavors of Metrecal.

Ayds Commercial

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:07:54pm
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jaunte  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:08:46pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:11:12pm

re: #317 JOE 🥓

I too remember Ayds.

Was a real waste.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:17:51pm

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not interested in tell-all revelations about 45.

Her first book was a lot of that, but this one is not. This one is more about the psychological damage Trump’s presidency has done to this country, mainly because of the wounds ripped wide open.

The audiobook version is especially good, as it is read by the author, who is very engaging, interesting, and has a wicked sense of humor.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:18:54pm

Just came back from a concert in New Haven: The Trey Anastasio Band. Different bass player, same horn section, no strings but other than that the same lineup as here. More funky and tighter than Phish and with a horn section.

* In case you’re wondering, you had to show a vax card to get in and it was open air.

Trey Anastasio - First Tube - The Beacon Theatre - 11/27/20 (4K HDR)

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darthstar  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:27:41pm

re: #322 gocart mozart

That Trey is a pretty good guitar player. He may have a future in music.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:30:21pm

re: #322 gocart mozart

I wanted to go there for Umphrey’s McGee back in May for my birthday. Didn’t happen, though. I ended up skiing instead with a gal I met on Tinder who lives in New Haven.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:30:28pm

re: #316 ckkatz

First - Thank you for the recipe! It has been saved. Including that great picture.

Second - I see that you have memories of Robert Dove, unceremoniously fired by Trent Lott on 2001 for daring to disagree with the Republicans.

Yes I do remember that and I also remember how the current stooge ALWAYS bent the rules for McConnell. She must be fired.

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:31:04pm

re: #259 Decatur Deb

Today’s comments bumped me off to a reading of the Pittsburgh-area events leading up to the Revolutionary War.
It’s tldr; but there’s this:
‘It is impossible that savages can make any impression on disciplined troops.’
— The late Major-General Edward Braddock

You now have me thinking about all the old familiar Pittsburgh pre-Revolutionary War historical sites - Fort Duquesne/Pitt and the blockhouse at the Point, Grant’s Hill, Braddock’s Defeat/Battle of the Monongehela (opposite Kennywood, just west of Turtle Creek), Bushy Run, Fort Ligonier, Fort Neccesity, Jumonville Glen.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:40:48pm

re: #324 teleskiguy

I went to the Humphry McGee show. First time I saw them live. They were awesome and better than I expected. I saw Lake Street Dive a month later. It’s a great venue. It is where they used to hold the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament. Now it’s a mostly jam band venue

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ckkatz  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:41:00pm

re: #325 JOE 🥓

Yes I do remember that and I also remember how the current stooge ALWAYS bent the rules for McConnell. She must be fired.

I cant argue with you.

I have been thinking about the branding that the Senate Democrats have been trying-out over the past few years.

Not attempting to force default under tfg’s budgets the way the GQP screwed with Obama’s. And that there is apparently no stomach amongst the Democrats to fire the Parliamentarian.

I guess that we are going to find out whether the old civility rules still have any meaning to the electorate next year.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:50:04pm

re: #320 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I too remember Ayds.

Was a real waste.

And I remember this Metrecal commercial!

Metrecal Dietary Supplement Commercial — early 1960s!

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:52:00pm

re: #327 gocart mozart

I’ve seen UM 73 times. I’ve got their logo tattooed on my damn leg.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2021 • 8:53:51pm

re: #328 ckkatz

….
I guess that we are going to find out whether the old civility rules still have any meaning to the electorate next year.

Civility is dead. The antipathy between both sides is too great to overcome as long Trump and his posse in Congress continue to incite anger and hatred against the election results and the GOP states continue to conduct fraudits and pass legislation to suppress voters. Maybe once Trump passes from the scene — and if the GOP doesn’t regain control of either House in 2022 — civility can eventually be restored but it will take several cycles.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2021 • 9:12:50pm

re: #293 The Ghost of a Flea

At 250’ what are you writing on?

Paper is famously 451’.


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