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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:47:45pm

Please, Onion, don’t give them any ideas.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:48:30pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

Please, Onion, don’t give them any ideas.

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Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:49:54pm

There’s something deeply fishy about Kyrsten Sinema, but I’m not sure exactly what it is.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:50:33pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:50:52pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

There’s something deeply fishy about Kyrsten Sinema, but I’m not sure exactly what it is.

The kids these days would say she’s “kinda sus”.

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William Lewis  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:55:17pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

How could you say such a thing about Tovarish Sinema! /////////////

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Decatur Deb  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:56:06pm

re: #5 Dopamine Fish

The kids these days would say she’s “kinda sus”.

In an earlier time, she might be called “inconstant”.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:56:35pm

re: #5 Dopamine Fish

The kids these days would say she’s “kinda sus”.

Thanks, Professor Pinker. ///

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 29, 2021 • 6:57:10pm

re: #8 Barefoot Grin

Thanks, Professor Pinker. ///

This has been your Boomer Report. :P

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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:01:56pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:04:04pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

There’s something deeply fishy about Kyrsten Sinema, but I’m not sure exactly what it is.

Pure corruption. I’ve questioned who’s going to primary her and I can’t get an answer other than Grant Woods and he’s a Republican (never Trumper)

Whoops…. Woods jumped the party in 18. He’s now a Democrat.

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gocart mozart  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:04:52pm
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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:05:33pm
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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:08:56pm

Lollipop lollipop la la lollipop…
Lollipop, boop! Ba dum dum dum…

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:09:15pm
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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:10:35pm

re: #14 darthstar

Lollipop lollipop la la lollipop…
Lollipop, boop! Ba dum dum dum…

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Yes, my pap smear was normal. But it’s good to know I hung out with COVID+ peeps ten days ago and avoided infection.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:11:34pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:11:38pm
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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:11:39pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

Are you feeling irie?

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:12:57pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

That last brain cell is working overtime.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:13:27pm

re: #20 jaunte

That last brain cell is working overtime.

What, the one he shares with his brother? Though I suppose he probably hogs it most of the time.

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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:13:46pm

re: #20 jaunte

I had a Chinchilla when I was a kid. Named it Ping.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:13:55pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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Ok. You’ve really got to get to the airport, and this guy shows up as your lyft driver….

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:16:12pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

There’s something deeply fishy about Kyrsten Sinema, but I’m not sure exactly what it is.

The woman received $750K from pharmaceutical companies after her election and just recently came out as against the very same prescription drug negotiations she campaigned on. She also hosted a dinner party where the minimum to attend was a $1000 check made out to her campaign fund the same week that her staffers told the press she’s against any corporate tax hikes.

Yeah, it’s a puzzler what her deal is.///////

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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:17:00pm

Oh my fucking god… Gotta pull out my guitar and start working on this.

Not Fade Away - Grateful Dead / Buddy Holly cover

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:17:11pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

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When Jared Yates Sexton was complaining about the Congressional baseball game being carried on a major networks, I thought he meant one of the Big Three (or Four, counting Fox) OTA networks, not C-SPAN 2.

C-SPAN 2 does not count as a major network.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:17:43pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Ok. You’ve really got to get to the airport, and this guy shows up as your lyft driver….

Giphy

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:18:25pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

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In Chicago? That’s actually quite probable.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:19:06pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:20:37pm

re: #26 A Three Hour Tour

When Jared Yates Sexton was complaining about the Congressional baseball game being carried on a major networks, I thought he meant one of the Big Three (or Four, counting Fox) OTA networks, not C-SPAN 2.

C-SPAN 2 does not count as a major network.

C-SPAN is a literal example of a “house organ”.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:23:55pm

Manchin and Sinema are easy to understand: They’re bought and paid for. The difference is that while the former is trying to BS people about how he’s so concerned about the debt and how we “can’t afford” all this money going to people who don’t wanna work as hard as he thinks they should, the latter is trying to just going with being “quirky” which is I guess the feminine equivalent of “maverick” that the press loved to use when McCain when was being a contrarian asshat.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:25:15pm

re: #26 A Three Hour Tour

When Jared Yates Sexton was complaining about the Congressional baseball game being carried on a major networks, I thought he meant one of the Big Three (or Four, counting Fox) OTA networks, not C-SPAN 2.

C-SPAN 2 does not count as a major network.

Did they show this beautiful sign?

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:27:39pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

Manchin and Sinema are easy to understand: They’re bought and paid for. The difference is that while the former is trying to BS people about how he’s so concerned about the debt and how we “can’t afford” all this money going to people who don’t wanna work as hard as he thinks they should, the latter is trying to just going with being “quirky” which is I guess the feminine equivalent of “maverick” that the press loved to use when McCain when was being a contrarian asshat.

SINEMA: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl

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Decatur Deb  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:28:00pm

Being a C-SPAN sports announcer would be cool, like being Fr. Guido Sarducci, the rock critic for ‘L Osservatore Romano.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:28:59pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:31:29pm

re: #35 wrenchwench

Got his Hipster Hero shit working.

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darthstar  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:48:36pm

Okay. I think I have it. Need some practice but I have the chords and rhythm memorized. Another good get drunk and doing along for when friends come over.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:59:11pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2021 • 7:59:54pm

This thread is adorable…

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William Lewis  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:05:53pm

re: #37 darthstar

Okay. I think I have it. Need some practice but I have the chords and rhythm memorized. Another good get drunk and doing along for when friends come over.

Be sure and add “That’ll be the day” to your set. His two best songs.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:14:23pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:18:54pm

Another cool old vinyl I found in my pop’s collection. Ambergris. One of the more obscure titles I’ve found.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:20:57pm

re: #17 jaunte

I’m sorry but what’s the purpose of playing games with a party which is destroying this country? Cancel the game and figure out how to keep the government running.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:28:22pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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plansbandc  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:32:08pm

re: #41 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The “your body your choice” thing may be one of the most hypocritical things R’s have done. Absolutely despicable.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:34:50pm

re: #45 plansbandc

The “your body your choice” thing may be one of the most hypocritical things R’s have done. Absolutely despicable.

That’s some insidious shit right there.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:36:46pm
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jaunte  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:37:32pm

“Anti-racism” now a prohibited subject.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:40:20pm

re: #48 jaunte

“Anti-racism” now a prohibited subject.

Only the greatest gift to the world the United States has ever gave, forged in blood during the Civil War.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:42:38pm

Sorry to be a broken record on this BUT —- based on my almost 3/4 century of life in America, the following is self evident if the bipartisan infrastructure bill fails.

1. The progressives will get the blame and the Biden presidency is effectively over. Don’t think that anyone who isn’t already progressive will nod and say it’s the moderates who are to blame and these people will then vote for more progressive candidates. Voters might blame moderates for failure of the larger package; but the progressives will get the blame for the failed bipartisan bill.
2. Telling the public we need more Democrats to get things done won’t wash. The public has repeatedly been told the Democrats control both Houses, even though that is not really true in the Senate. The public will look and see that the Democrats aren’t getting things done although so much was promised — and enough will stay home or decide to try the GOP again in 2022.
3. Manchin and Sinema must stay with the party; shaming them or threatening them isn’t a winning strategy (unless, in the unlikely event, you have material that can be used to actually blackmail them). If either is driven out or walks out in a huff, Biden’s presidency is done. As bad as they are, it would be infinitely worse if either jumps ship and McConnell takes control.
4. Democracy is finished if the GOP gets control of the House or Senate in 2022. The fact that Trump gained 11 million votes in 2020 over 2016 should make us realize how precarious our democracy is, especially given that the GOP is now a fully fascist organization at the federal level - as well as in many states that they control.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:46:07pm

re: #50 Hecuba’s daughter

Sorry to be a broken record on this BUT —- based on my almost 3/4 century of life in America, the following is self evident if the bipartisan infrastructure bill fails.

1. The progressives will get the blame and the Biden presidency is effectively over. Don’t think that anyone who isn’t already progressive will nod and say it’s the moderates who are to blame and these people will then vote for more progressive candidates. Voters might blame moderates for failure of the larger package; but the progressives will get the blame for the failed bipartisan bill.
2. Telling the public we need more Democrats to get things done won’t wash. The public has repeatedly been told the Democrats control both Houses, even though that is not really true in the Senate. The public will look and see that the Democrats aren’t getting things done although so much was promised — and enough will stay home or decide to try the GOP again in 2022.
3. Manchin and Sinema must stay with the party; shaming them or threatening them isn’t a winning strategy (unless, in the unlikely event, you have material that can be used to actually blackmail them). If either is driven out or walks out in a huff, Biden’s presidency is done. As bad as they are, it would be infinitely worse if either jumps ship and McConnell takes control.
4. Democracy is finished if the GOP gets control of the House or Senate in 2022. The fact that Trump gained 11 million votes in 2020 over 2016 should make us realize how precarious our democracy is, especially given that the GOP is now a fully fascist organization at the federal level - as well as in many states that they control.

No offense, but that’s a lot of words to simply say “Take a kick at that football, because there’s no way Lucy will pull it away this time.”

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:47:20pm

Anti-racism absolutely *needs* to be taught to American children. They need to know about John Brown, and Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Du Bois, and Robert Gould Shaw, and Harriet Tubman, the A.I.M. Movement, on and on…

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:54:23pm

How far off are we from GQP book burnings?

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 8:55:39pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

How far off are we from GQP book burnings?

Just as soon as they can come up with something as catchy as Horst-Wessel-Lied.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:03:58pm
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Belafon  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:08:48pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:09:58pm

re: #56 Belafon

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And if you check her campaign donations, you’ll probably find checks cut by various defense contractors/weapons manufacturers.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:11:39pm

City council meeting in Anchorage about covid precautions.

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William Lewis  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:14:19pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

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Oh my, that’s a blast!

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:24:14pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

And if you check her campaign donations, you’ll probably find checks cut by various defense contractors/weapons manufacturers.

An overwhelming majority of Senators of both parties always vote to support the military budget— she’s no different from most other Democrats.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:25:35pm

re: #60 Hecuba’s daughter

An overwhelming majority of Senators of both parties always vote to support the military budget— she’s no different from most other Democrats.

And you’ll probably find plenty of checks from the MIC in their campaign coffers as well. How many of them are currently holding up their party’s entire agenda because they don’t like the price tag?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:47:29pm

No. No. No.

This time they went TOO FAR!

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:48:32pm

Josh Marshall argues that if Manchin, Sinema, and the other “moderate” Democrats want to only pass the smaller bill, then kill it off.

m.dailykos.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:49:10pm

re: #62 JOE 🥓

No. No. No.

This time they went TOO FAR!

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Oh dear Zod, NO!

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:49:54pm

re: #63 Belafon

Josh Marshall argues that if Manchin, Sinema, and the other “moderate” Democrats want to only pass the smaller bill, then kill it off.

m.dailykos.com

And I’m in total agreement with that sentiment. The “moderates” broke their promise, they should not be rewarded for doing so.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:54:21pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

Oh dear Zod, NO!

It’s for real!

Flavors include:
Green Beans,
Roasted Turkey,
Cranberry Sauce,
Ginger Glazed Carrot,
Sweet Potato Pie &
Stuffing.

brachs.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 9:56:02pm

re: #66 JOE 🥓

It’s for real!

Flavors include:
Green Beans,
Roasted Turkey,
Cranberry Sauce,
Ginger Glazed Carrot,
Sweet Potato Pie &
Stuffing.

brachs.com

I know, I looked it up myself. In fact, I’m pretty sure I remember seeing a bag of them at the store the other day. In the middle of September, before Halloween has even come and gone. This shit is outta control!

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:07:54pm

re: #63 Belafon

Josh Marshall argues that if Manchin, Sinema, and the other “moderate” Democrats want to only pass the smaller bill, then kill it off.

m.dailykos.com

And then that will guarantee 1994 all over again. Only this time, 2024 won’t be a repeat of 1996 — it will be the end of our republic. If the Democrats had delivered on health care in 1994, Gingrich might not have succeeded in his Contract on America. But they didn’t — and we are still suffering from that Republican victory in taking over both Houses.

It bodes ill for our future that the entire GOP Senate supported McConnell’s attack on our economy by refusing to pass the Democrat’s clean bill on the debt limit. Not a single Republican demurred. The GOP smells blood — and they will work in unison to destroy this democracy. And failure to pass the smaller bipartisan bill will just feed into their narrative.

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mmmirele  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:12:52pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

There’s something deeply fishy about Kyrsten Sinema, but I’m not sure exactly what it is.

It took her no time at all to get up to the lobbyist hog trough and start eating her fill. She thinks she’s a maverick like John McCain. Nope, she’s gonna be primaried.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:14:07pm

re: #68 Hecuba’s daughter

And then that will guarantee 1994 all over again. Only this time, 2024 won’t be a repeat of 1996 — it will be the end of our republic. If the Democrats had delivered on health care in 1994, Gingrich might not have succeeded in his Contract on America. But they didn’t — and we are still suffering from that Republican victory in taking over both Houses.

It bodes ill for our future that the entire GOP Senate supported McConnell’s attack on our economy by refusing to pass the Democrat’s clean bill on the debt limit. Not a single Republican demurred. The GOP smells blood — and they will work in unison to destroy this democracy. And failure to pass the smaller bipartisan bill will just feed into their narrative.

So the only option to GQP intransigence and the backstabbing of “moderate” Dems is to give both groups what they want, with the former killing the bulk of the Pres. Biden’s agenda and the latter getting a lot of spending to their states for projects they can campaign on for the next two elections?

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:15:41pm

Oh, cute story before bed.

My 16 year old son is kind of laid back, especially about his clothes. He’s a junior, and yet getting him to wear something other than gym shorts or sweat pants has been a challenge. Some of that is marching band. The pep rally uniform is a band shirt and black gym shorts, and they have to wear it all day, and band practice on other days is after school, so gym clothes are more comfortable in the Texas heat than other clothes.

Wednesdays are differenrt.Band doesn’t generally have after school practice on Wednesday (rules about the max number of hours they can do after school during the week). During his freshman year and the first couple of weeks of this year, that hasn’t really meant much to him. He just wore gym clothes.

But now there’s a girl.

They knew each other last year, but since we kept him home for most stuff (he went to school to practice after school marching but regular school was virtual) they didn’t get to spend a lot of time together. Now he sees her a lot more. And she’s starting to have an effect on him.

Today, he wore jeans, a white t-shirt, and an unbuttoned blue shirt. He almost tried wearing dress clothes the weekend before, but they really didn’t look right. All my pushing and it took one cute and rather confident girl.

A few weeks from now is the homecoming game Because the band has a competition that weekend, they won’t be able to make the dance, so some parents are planning a separate one. Whoever is setting it up made it Sadie Hawkins. My son’s friend immediately asked him to go with her. She told him he’d feel ok dancing with her after he sees her dance.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:22:05pm

re: #70 Targetpractice

So the only option to GQP intransigence and the backstabbing of “moderate” Dems is to give both groups what they want, with the former killing the bulk of the Pres. Biden’s agenda and the latter getting a lot of spending to their states for projects they can campaign on for the next two elections?

The GOP will campaign on how the Democrats couldn’t get any infrastructure done at all because the Democrats killed it. And that will work fine for the GQP and our democracy will die.

If the small bill got passed, the Democrats could campaign on how the GOP couldn’t get anything done while they were in office during Trump’s first 2 years — that they couldn’t even get an infrastructure bill, that it was a running joke that Trump the builder had nothing — and that it took a Democratic administration to get something to help our country. That would be a powerful message.

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William Lewis  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:28:06pm

re: #71 Belafon

Yep. Sounds very familiar to me from when I was 16. Suddenly started caring if I looked right and didn’t stink LOL!

The funny part is 43 years later we’re together again ;)

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mmmirele  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:29:01pm

re: #62 JOE 🥓

No. No. No.

This time they went TOO FAR!

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This foul fiend from the deepest realms of Hell really exists…at Walgreens.

brachs.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:30:32pm

re: #72 Hecuba’s daughter

The GOP will campaign on how the Democrats couldn’t get any infrastructure done at all because the Democrats killed it. And that will work fine for the GQP and our democracy will die.

If the small bill got passed, the Democrats could campaign on how the GOP couldn’t get anything done while they were in office during Trump’s first 2 years — that they couldn’t even get an infrastructure bill, that it was a running joke that Trump the builder had nothing — and that it took a Democratic administration to get something to help our country. That would be a powerful message.

Oh, it’ll be a powerful message. The message will be “There’s no place in the Dem Party for progressives. It’s either go along with the conservative minority or get out.” That the progressives compromised and compromised, but they still got nothing while the “moderates” got everything they wanted.

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sagehen  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:34:44pm

Josh Marshall’s view is that the corporate donors the holdouts seem so beholden to, the Chamber of Commerce types…. really want the BIF bill. If they’re convinced that the BBB is necessary to get to it, they’d relax their pressure, hoping the parts of BBB they don’t like (mostly taxes) will be rescinded next time the R’s are in charge.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:35:05pm

re: #74 mmmirele

This foul fiend from the deepest realms of Hell really exists…at Walgreens.

brachs.com

Reminds me of “Bertie Botts Every Flavour Jelly beans” in Harry Potter.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:38:09pm

re: #77 Hecuba’s daughter

Reminds me of “Bertie Botts Every Flavour Jelly beans” in Harry Potter.

Emphasis on EVERY flavor!

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:44:53pm

Oh, and can we can the talk about Manchin and Sinema changing parties, because it ain’t going to happen. Even as much as they might be reviled by progressives, they’re still too “liberal” for the GQP to stomach and would almost certainly lose to primary challengers in 2024. And by staying in the Dem Party, they at least stand a chance of getting some of the things they want in any legislation passed before 2024, while it’s an almost certainty that Mitch would refuse to pass anything until then if only to thoroughly poison the well for whoever runs for the Dem nomination.

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IngisKahn  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:48:16pm

Oh damn

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:50:12pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

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I immediately hear Beat City by The Flowerpot Men in my head upon seeing this.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 29, 2021 • 10:52:36pm

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

Also… as a fan and a DJ I can’t believe that I didn’t know this, but one of the Flowerpot Men is Ben Watkins… as in JUNO REACTOR.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 29, 2021 • 11:17:58pm

re: #80 IngisKahn

Oh damn

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And they still haven’t made orbit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2021 • 11:27:06pm

re: #75 Targetpractice

Oh, it’ll be a powerful message. The message will be “There’s no place in the Dem Party for progressives. It’s either go along with the conservative minority or get out.” That the progressives compromised and compromised, but they still got nothing while the “moderates” got everything they wanted.

FDR and LBJ could never have passed their domestic agenda if their legislative margins were so razor thin. The lesson should be that you compromise to get something through to show that you can govern and then you do what is needed to expand your majority so that you can adopt a sweeping domestic agenda. If the progressives don’t understand this, they will never have another chance because our future will be Trump and fascism. I support the progressive proposals — but a majority of the House may not; we need to get what we can now and then fight for more.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 11:37:29pm

re: #84 Hecuba’s daughter

FDR and LBJ could never have passed their domestic agenda if their legislative margins were so razor thin. The lesson should be that you compromise to get something through to show that you can govern and then you do what is needed to expand your majority so that you can adopt a sweeping domestic agenda. If the progressives don’t understand this, they will never have another chance because our future will be Trump and fascism. I support the progressive proposals — but a majority of the House may not; we need to get what we can now and then fight for more.

In other words, we repeat 2009 by lamely telling the party voters that the “bipartisan” bill was the best we could hope to pass and it’s their fault for not electing more Democrats to Congress. Because it worked so well for us in 2010.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2021 • 11:40:21pm

By the way, that $3.5B price tag that Manchin and Sinema are balking at? That IS the compromise, compared to first $10B and then $6B that progressives proposed at the beginning of the year. And what we’re being told is $1.5B for construction projects in male-dominated industries are all we can hope to pass because it’s all the GQP will let us pass.

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teleskiguy  Sep 29, 2021 • 11:50:36pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

Good christ.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:12:13am
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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:20:10am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:06:29am

Who’s a pretty birdie?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:40:51am

re: #22 darthstar

I had a Chinchilla when I was a kid. Named it Ping.

Chinchilladas!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:42:39am

re: #45 plansbandc

The “your body your choice” thing may be one of the most hypocritical things R’s have done. Absolutely despicable.

You are free to choose not to take the vaccine

You just cannot “choose” to escape the consequences of NOT doing so. You are also free to find an employer who is fine with having a potential infectious disease vector working in their company…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:23:31am

re: #89 teleskiguy

I know it’s not just me, but whenever I hear of a restaurant standing up against the tyranny of masks or vaccine passports or whatever, I tend to assume that they’re also not that wild about following the health code.

I, for one, appreciate the libertarian approach to handwashing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:02:16am

re: #93 Decatur Deb

I, for one, appreciate the libertarian approach to handwashing.

Except libertarians are supposed to be allowed to do whateverthefuck they want (key caveat coming up) AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T HURT SOMEBODY ELSE.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:06:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:22:00am

re: #94 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Except libertarians are supposed to be allowed to do whateverthefuck they want (key caveat coming up) AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T HURT SOMEBODY ELSE.

And THAT is the aspect of epidemiology and virology that all these “self-researchers” cannot seem to get their heads around: the potential for harming or endangering others, especially with regards to health care workers, LEOs and anyone in food service or any other job involving close personal contact.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:30:59am

Anyone heard anything from or about Loomer or Garrison?

I keep hoping for something to keep me going. Retribution is a powerful drug.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:33:26am

re: #97 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Anyone heard anything from or about Loomer or Garrison?

I keep hoping for something to keep me going. Retribution is a powerful drug.

I am terrified at what they are going to be saying/drawing if they recover…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:42:45am

re: #95 Dopamine Fish

I hope lawsuits are being filed around the country to address these blatantly anti-freedom of speech laws. It’s obvious that Republicans are trying to silence anti-racists. Yet they blather on about being canceled by privately owned social media.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:50:43am

re: #99 Patricia Kayden

I hope lawsuits are being filed around the country to address these blatantly anti-freedom of speech laws. It’s obvious that Republicans are trying to silence anti-racists. Yet they blather on about being canceled by privately owned social media.

It shows us that the Culture Wars are still raging: CRT and abortion rights are two prongs of their counter-attack. And if the Right’s assault on voting rights succeeds, we are properly Bastogned with no Patton in sight…

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:58:59am
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:00:07am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:08:22am

re: #55 teleskiguy

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I’ve been Rick Grohl’d

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:15:13am

re: #103 Eventual Carrion

I’ve been Rick Grohl’d

Needz moar updings!

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William Lewis  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:18:44am

re: #103 Eventual Carrion

I’ve been Rick Grohl’d

Comic Rimshot!

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:27:47am

re: #62 JOE 🥓

No. No. No.

This time they went TOO FAR!

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at least it’s not ‘pumpkin spice’ //

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:33:10am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are free to choose not to take the vaccine

You just cannot “choose” to escape the consequences of NOT doing so. You are also free to find an employer who is fine with having a potential infectious disease vector working in their company…

you are not free to prevent me from taking the vaccine.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:33:46am

Well, that’s one decision down. When Mrs. Fish’s new gaming PC arrives this afternoon, she shall be christened in our network as the fairest of all: Galadriel.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:36:06am

Was Pfizer acting like a big company while Moderna was acting like a small one?

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jeffreyw  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:36:47am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:37:45am
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:46:36am

Jack, Wesley and Darcy, who are all 14 and 15, have won tens of thousands of followers for their straightforward Australian Covid tracking website, CovidBaseAU.

The trio from Melbourne set up the site, anonymously, after Jack got frustrated trying to find historic Covid data.

They decided to reveal their identities as they got their first Covid vaccination last week - with many in shock that three teenagers were behind the popular site.

Speaking to the BBC, Jack said: “It’s been really wild how much attention that’s given us.”

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:49:56am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:50:37am

The Czech National Bank (ČNB) has raised interest rates by 75 basis points (0.75%), the highest rate increase since 1997. It’s a move to counter inflation.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:53:14am
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:53:54am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 5:57:29am

re: #115 Belafon

South Carolina school districts can require masks, the state’s education chief said. The decision came a day after a federal judge sided with the parents of disabled students who said a state ban on masks was discriminatory.

SC’s traditional response will involve muzzle-loading shore batteries.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:10:43am

Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals

A leaked document has revealed the membership list of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), showing how it provides opportunities for elite Republicans, wealthy entrepreneurs, media proprietors and pillars of the US conservative movement to rub shoulders with anti-abortion and anti-Islamic extremists.

The Guardian repeatedly requested comment from CNP staff, including Executive Director Brad McEwen, and other groups mentioned in this story but received no immediate response.

Lots of familiar names there.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:19:56am

Lewandowski, another pig, is out
(But for how long?)

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:20:25am

Anti-vax crazies disrupted a meeting of the NH governor with his executive council yesterday (I saw on the WMUR chyron). Sununu cancelled the meeting—it’s not his first run-in with these folks. That’s all I’ve heard so far.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:21:03am

re: #119 Dangerman

Lewandowski, another pig, is out
(But for how long?)

He made a fatal mistake. “The former Trump campaign manager lost his role running Trump’s super PAC after POLITICO reported allegations a GOP donor made against him.”

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:22:19am
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell alleged “electronic manipulation” in vote tallies in all of Idaho’s 44 counties, KMVT reports.

The only problem is that seven of Idaho counties don’t use any electronic steps in the vote counting processes.

Wtf makes these people tick?

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:24:20am

re: #119 Dangerman

Lewandowski, another pig, is out
(But for how long?)

Speaking of New Hampshire crazies.

Anyway, the protesters at the NH Exec. Council meeting were there to try to shut down a vote on accepting federal funding for increase covid mitigation efforts, including more vaccinations. Fuck these people.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:24:57am

re: #122 Dangerman

Wtf makes these people tick?

Fear and hatred. Those are the only things they’ve known their entire lives, and they’re the only things they know how to respond to.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:27:00am

re: #122 Dangerman

Wtf makes these people tick?

Don’t know what makes them tick, but I can safely say this:

Crazy Train

is the preferred method of conveyance.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:27:15am

re: #124 Dopamine Fish

Fear and hatred. Those are the only things they’ve known their entire lives, and it’s the only things they know how to respond to.

Well he sure is stupid

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:28:47am

re: #126 Dangerman

Well he sure is stupid

Yeah, not a single cell left in his brain. Literally the only thing keeping him alive and breathing is how much he hates and fears “the left” (a nebulous concept that is frequently demonized, but if you asked him, he wouldn’t be able to give you a concrete definition - a recurring theme among the bogeymen of the right)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:31:19am

re: #118 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals

Lots of familiar names there.

Almost sounds like a vast right-wing conspiracy.

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:37:55am

UPDATE: Suspect identified in Gothenburg bombing. The 55-year old male “ML” is described as being “unique”, and has had problems with filing frivolous lawsuits in court, problems with the police and guards for trying to circumvent the (now repealed) prohibition to visit assisted care facilities due to the CoViD-19 pandemic. The man has no known connections to organized crime.
aftonbladet.se
The 55-year old male popped up on the police radar after having made a specific bomb threat against a doctor at a local clinic.
The 55-year old male has previously been convicted of arson and criminal threats, and was sentenced to forensic psychiatric care.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:42:03am

re: #129 Teukka

Sound like a bona fide case of a “lone wolf” nutjob.

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:44:28am

re: #130 Dr Lizardo

Sound like a bona fide case of a “lone wolf” nutjob.

I concur. Also, concurrently with the ongoing manhunt, there is a warning for new explosions… It’s gonna be a day and/or weekend…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:51:41am

sorryantivaxxer.com has a new post—a Father & Son Double header.

Eddie and Brandon Mullins, 53, 24, Hazard, KY, unvaxxed and both dead from COVID

Guess they ain’t the Dukes Of Hazard anymore…

sorryantivaxxer.com

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:53:29am

re: #110 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Last summer flowers
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wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 6:55:54am

re: #129 Teukka

sentenced to forensic psychiatric care.

Sounds almost Soviet. Creepy.

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:04:39am

re: #134 wrenchwench

Sounds almost Soviet. Creepy.

It isn’t. Basically, the prosecution and/or defence has to ask for a Section 7 investigation to determine whether the person was and/or is criminally insane, which may affect what kind of sentence (s)he gets. The harshest is “forensic psychiatric care with special release procedure”. It’s difficult to get declared criminally insane, it’s more likely that the a certifiable individual gets sentenced to prison than to forensic psychiatric care.

sv-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:08:28am

re: #119 Dangerman

Lewandowski, another pig, is out
(But for how long?)

A take on the events

At a charity event in Las Vegas this past weekend, he got the hots for Trashelle Odom, the wife of Republican donor John Odom. At a fancy dinner, he tried to hold her hand and she pushed him away. He touched her leg and she pulled her dress over it. He touched her back and she tried to get away. He touched her about 10 times and she rebuffed him every time. He also talked about the size of his genitalia, described his sexual performance, and showed her his room key. He also bragged that he controlled the fate of people in Trump’s orbit and can control who gets elected and who gets taken out. Even this didn’t impress Odom. When she left the room, Lewandowski followed her and said she had a “nice ass.” Finally he gave up and threw a drink at her. Four people who were there corroborated this report to Politico. Many others saw it.

After the dinner, there was a party for the attendees to the event. Witnesses reported seeing Odom in tears and pleading for help as Lewandowski stalked her, while other attendees tried to keep him from her. She told people that she feared for her safety because her hotel room was adjacent to his.

Mrs. Odom was not pleased and neither was Mr. Odom. In fact, Mr. Odom has said he wants the $100,000 he donated to Trump’s super PAC refunded unless Trump fires Lewandowski. And late Wednesday, that is exactly what happened.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:11:36am

AC/DC dropped a new video, and there’s a nice tribute in there to Malcolm Young and Bon Scott.

AC/DC - Through The Mists Of Time (Official Video)

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wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:12:32am

re: #135 Teukka

It isn’t. Basically, the prosecution and/or defence has to ask for a Section 7 investigation to determine whether the person was and/or is criminally insane, which may affect what kind of sentence (s)he gets. The harshest is “forensic psychiatric care with special release procedure”. It’s difficult to get declared criminally insane, it’s more likely that the a certifiable individual gets sentenced to prison than to forensic psychiatric care.

sv-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog

There’s a definite need for such a process, and they have to call it something. The word ‘forensic’ added to anything will get a reaction from me. I wanted to be a forensic bike mechanic. I admire forensic accountants.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:13:26am

re: #95 Dopamine Fish

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:16:36am

re: #138 wrenchwench

There’s a definite need for such a process, and they have to call it something. The word ‘forensic’ added to anything will get a reaction from me. I wanted to be a forensic bike mechanic. I admire forensic accountants.

The clinic where this nutjob made his threat has been evacuated, bomb squad is about to enter the facility. Police deem the risk of further explosions as High. It’s gonna be a long day…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:20:18am

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

So how many people who passed this bullshit bill would even be able to DEFINE said words?

Also, aren’t their free speech issues with this?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:21:39am

re: #138 wrenchwench

There’s a definite need for such a process, and they have to call it something. The word ‘forensic’ added to anything will get a reaction from me. I wanted to be a forensic bike mechanic. I admire forensic accountants.

My brother in law teaches accounting and he deals in forensic accounting. Oh the things he’s found…

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:22:09am

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

So how many people who passed this bullshit bill would even be able to DEFINE said words?

Also, aren’t their free speech issues with this?

Obviously, but that isn’t the point. The point is the performance art, to get out there and look like they’re trying to ban wokeness and abortion and all these other things that conservatives hate, to build their cred and keep them in power longer. They’re trying to win the culture war, because they’re losing the demographic war.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:22:42am

re: #142 JOE 🥓

My brother in law teaches accounting and he deals in forensic accounting. Oh the things he’s found…

Let me guess: There’s paper trails for practically fucking everything if you look hard enough?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:22:44am

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

So how many people who passed this bullshit bill would even be able to DEFINE said words?

Also, aren’t their free speech issues with this?

It’s Wisconsin where Republicans have made it clear that only they have the right to free speech.

Robert LaFollette weeps in his grave…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:23:25am

re: #144 Eclectic Cyborg

Let me guess: There’s paper trails for practically fucking everything if you look hard enough?

Oh if there ain’t paper trails there are hard drives that can be restored…

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:26:09am

re: #144 Eclectic Cyborg

Let me guess: There’s paper trails for practically fucking everything if you look hard enough?

If it was up to accountants trump would be toast long ago. Wesseleberg knows there’s a paper trail like a slugs slime.

I pray nys has a crackerjack team, and big enough.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:30:03am

Nice confession from the former Page 1 editor of the Chicago Fibune!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 7:57:22am

3 Alabama golfers attacked, injured by camouflaged people hiding in woods
al.com

Never turn your back on those fukn’ birdwatchers.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:00:35am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

3 Alabama golfers attacked, injured by camouflaged people hiding in woods
al.com

Never turn your back on those fukn’ birdwatchers.

You don’t get this attention to detail in most publications:

“One of the golfers was taken to a local hospital with broken teeth and a severe cut to the head.

One was taken to the hospital with a severe cut to the head and broken teeth. The condition of the other two is unknown.”

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jeffreyw  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:00:59am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

3 Alabama golfers attacked, injured by camouflaged people hiding in woods
al.com

Never turn your back on those fukn’ birdwatchers.

GCLF - golf course liberation front. Commies

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Jay C  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:01:30am

re: #136 Dangerman

“Trashelle”??

What were her parents thinking??

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:02:38am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

3 Alabama golfers attacked, injured by camouflaged people hiding in woods
al.com

Never turn your back on those fukn’ birdwatchers.

Interesting, they don’t attack golfers who slice the ball to the right.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:03:29am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

3 Alabama golfers attacked, injured by camouflaged people hiding in woods
al.com

Never turn your back on those fukn’ birdwatchers.

Sandy:
Carl I want you to kill all the gophers on the golf course

Carl Spackler:
Correct me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they’ll lock me up and throw away the key.

Sandy:
Not golfers, you great fool. Gophers. The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents*.

Carl Spackler:
We can do that. We don’t even need a reason.

Caddyshack

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:04:00am

re: #152 Jay C

“Trashelle”??

What were her parents thinking??

Presumably, Trashelle’s sister is named LaTrina.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:10:08am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:12:49am

re: #156 The Pie Overlord!

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Teddy's Person  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:16:23am

re: #136 Dangerman

A take on the events

The moral of the story is don’t come between Mushroom Donnie and his money.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:21:29am

THIS.

It should take more than one or two senators to completely torpedo legislation.

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lawhawk  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:24:01am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:25:08am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

It should take more than one or two senators to completely torpedo legislation.

The problem is how to solve the issue without allowing a simple majority to just trample the rights of the minority. Parliamentary countries solve for this with their multiple-party system, enabling coalitions between otherwise minority groups to assemble a majority to enact legislation that protects minority rights. Americans have the Senate, but with the filibuster, it is set up to be completely controlled by the minority party at all times, except in certain specific circumstances. That is absolutely wrong, but I don’t know how to fix it beyond effectively abolishing the filibuster.

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lawhawk  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:26:40am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

Technically it does - it takes those two plus the other 50 GOPers. For filibusters, it takes just 40.

But these two are blocking Biden’s agenda because “reasons”. Sinema wont even elaborate what they are, while Manchin keeps changing his reasons, which contradict his earlier support for doing these bills - mostly because he’s now concerned with cost when it’s a 10 year spending proposal that will greatly help WV, which lags in almost every economic indicator because WV residents still think that coal days are going to come back - they aren’t. Ever.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:27:04am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

It should take more than one or two senators to completely torpedo legislation.

It took 51. The opposition party isn’t supposed to be made up entirely of lunatics, so normally it would be possible to win some of them over when some Democrats stand in the way of progress.

The system works when the people work, but a lot of the people are broken.

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:27:06am

re: #140 Teukka

The clinic where this nutjob made his threat has been evacuated, bomb squad is about to enter the facility. Police deem the risk of further explosions as High. It’s gonna be a long day…

More and more outlets here describe the man as something of a querulant.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:28:35am

re: #164 Teukka

More and more outlets here describe the man as something of a querulant.

That word is new to me, which is odd considering that it should have come up quite a bit regarding the failed former President.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:28:46am

re: #164 Teukka

More and more outlets here describe the man as something of a querulant.

I feel ashamed I have not been aware of this word until now.

And I’ve known several people who could properly be described as querulant.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:29:19am

re: #163 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It took 51. The opposition party isn’t supposed to be made up entirely of lunatics, so normally it would be possible to win some of them over when some Democrats stand in the way of progress.

The system works when the people work, but a lot of the people are broken.

This is really the issue. The Founding Fathers designed our system on the assumption of good faith by participants in the system, perhaps assuming that the country would always retain its idealism and fervor for Enlightenment. Question is, how do we redo it to account for bad faith, and then how do we get it through with the bad faith participants we have now?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:33:07am

re: #167 Dopamine Fish

This is really the issue. The Founding Fathers designed our system on the assumption of good faith by participants in the system, perhaps assuming that the country would always retain its idealism and fervor for Enlightenment. Question is, how do we redo it to account for bad faith, and then how do we get it through with the bad faith participants we have now?

If there were stiffer consequences for being assholes, some of the Republicans might not be so easily predisposed to doing asshole things.

Not a solution, I know. But perhaps part of one.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:34:04am

Tots and pears? Or not even that for this garbage person?

If you were in need of good news on this somewhat dispiriting day, take heart.

RooshV, a vile & sleazy PUA (pick-up artist) who has been pilloried hereabouts back in the “GamerGate” days, apparently has the ‘rona, and is really sick (h/t HermanCainAward)

He’s taking the Horse Paste though.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:36:02am

A Halloween decoration idea for everyone….

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:36:05am

re: #165 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That word is new to me, which is odd considering that it should have come up quite a bit regarding the failed former President.

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

I feel ashamed I have not been aware of this word until now.

And I’ve known several people who could properly be described as querulant.

Swedish for querulant is “Rättshaverist”. “Rätt” in the sense of court or justice, “haverist” as in wreck or disaster… And yeah, SovZits and the Kraken posse could be described as querulants…

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:37:56am

re: #168 Eclectic Cyborg

If there were stiffer consequences for being assholes, some of the Republicans might not be so easily predisposed to doing asshole things.

Not a solution, I know. But perhaps part of one.

This was before dueling was outlawed. LOL just sayin’

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:38:08am

re: #169 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

“A flu like illness.”

Deluded asshole can’t even bring himself to say the name.

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Nojay UK  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:40:36am

re: #165 Punish Domestic Terrorists

“Vexatious” is a good alternative.

The English language is a wonderful toy. (Batteries not included). I indulge in rampant sesquepedalianism at every opportunity.

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:42:09am

re: #174 Nojay UK

“Vexatious” is a good alternative.

The English language is a wonderful toy. (Batteries not included). I indulge in rampant sesquepedalianism at every opportunity.

“vexatious litigant: /n./ An irredeemable pest in the eyes of the court.”

h/t to mmmirele :)

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:42:38am

re: #174 Nojay UK

“Vexatious” is a good alternative.

The English language is a wonderful toy. (Batteries not included). I indulge in rampant sesquepedalianism at every opportunity.

I did have to look that one up. Well done.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:43:33am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:43:38am

The details in this are amazing. The little Speedo tanline on Ben’s ass as he’s dragged off to hell by Herman Cain. The treatments on the clipboard held by the horse kicking the door closed…

We’ve all had to suffer through Ben Garrison’s hack cartoons, usually sent via one of those “FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW:” emails from a hate-crazed uncle/parent/friend.

Let this be a recompense, a balm upon your soul.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:44:00am

For the past two days, the United States has recorded approximately 2000 Covid deaths per day.

The countries with the next highest deaths (Russia and Brazil) are well below 1000.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:46:13am

re: #178 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

LMAO! And the Diagnosis chart is full of gems, too!

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Teukka  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:50:10am

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

For the past two days, the United States has recorded approximately 2000 Covid deaths per day.

The countries with the next highest deaths (Russia and Brazil) are well below 1000.

Are they really for the Russian Federation? How likely is it that the curve is that flat at a specific number?

Sauce: google.com

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:51:07am

re: #178 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Ben will be reincarnated as a Dymo Labelmaker.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:52:05am

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

For the past two days, the United States has recorded approximately 2000 Covid deaths per day.

The countries with the next highest deaths (Russia and Brazil) are well below 1000.

How far below? Brazil is clearly doing better than we are, but Russia has less than half of our population.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:53:36am

re: #169 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

[Embedded content]

If you were in need of good news on this somewhat dispiriting day, take heart.

RooshV, a vile & sleazy PUA (pick-up artist) who has been pilloried hereabouts back in the “GamerGate” days, apparently has the ‘rona, and is really sick (h/t HermanCainAward)

He’s taking the Horse Paste though.

Or, he is playing the masses for some moolah.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:55:21am

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

For the past two days, the United States has recorded approximately 2000 Covid deaths.

The countries with the next highest deaths (Russia and Brazil) are well below 1000.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 8:57:09am

re: #178 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

[Embedded content]

We’ve all had to suffer through Ben Garrison’s hack cartoons, usually sent via one of those “FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW:” emails from a hate-crazed uncle/parent/friend.

Let this be a recompense, a balm upon your soul.

Is he DEAD yet?

Is he dead YET?

IS he dead yet?

(calling my inner Martha Rodgers from Castle)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:00:04am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:01:43am

re: #184 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Or, he is playing the masses for some moolah.

That was my thought as well.
1. Announce you’re sick
2. Claim to be taking “miracle cure”
3. Announce you’re all better now!
4. Sell miracle cure to the rubes

Been working since the snake-oil men on the frontier.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:05:34am

re: #187 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Whomever this dude is, he has had it with the COVIDiots.

I’ve had it. I’m done with Republican voters and politicians who cater to their ignorance.

I think this is from the Times article that called it “Red Covid”:

“Covid deaths are also showing a partisan pattern,” the Times reported. “Covid is still a national crisis, but the worst forms of it are increasingly concentrated in red America.” Over the last seven days, an average of 70 people died every day in Tennessee. In Texas, an average of 300 a day died. Alabama averaged 116 COVID deaths a day. Florida averaged 335 deaths each day.

In blue states, the numbers were much, much lower: Maryland averaged 17 COVID deaths per day; New Jersey, 20; Connecticut, 8. Even blue states with large populations all averaged under 100 deaths a day, with New York at 41, Illinois at 38, and even California, the bluest and largest state of them all, with nearly 39 million residents, averaged only 93 deaths from COVID each day.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:07:15am

re: #189 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I think this is from the Times article that called it “Red Covid”:

He quotes that in his piece.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:09:26am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

The problem is how to solve the issue without allowing a simple majority to just trample the rights of the minority. Parliamentary countries solve for this with their multiple-party system, enabling coalitions between otherwise minority groups to assemble a majority to enact legislation that protects minority rights. Americans have the Senate, but with the filibuster, it is set up to be completely controlled by the minority party at all times, except in certain specific circumstances. That is absolutely wrong, but I don’t know how to fix it beyond effectively abolishing the filibuster.

Add at least 4 more reasonable justices.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:11:56am

re: #181 Teukka

Are they really for the Russian Federation? How likely is it that the curve is that flat at a specific number?

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Sauce: google.com

Yeah, I know the Russian numbers are probably bullshit. However, the rest of the countries in the Top 10 are:

Brazil, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Iran, Mexico, Romania.

Great company for us to be in.

/

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:16:32am

re: #169 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

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If you were in need of good news on this somewhat dispiriting day, take heart.

RooshV, a vile & sleazy PUA (pick-up artist) who has been pilloried hereabouts back in the “GamerGate” days, apparently has the ‘rona, and is really sick (h/t HermanCainAward)

He’s taking the Horse Paste though.

Correction:

He says he’s sick. He says he’s taking the horse paste. Imma need independent confirmation of both claims.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:18:20am

re: #158 Teddy’s Person

The moral of the story is don’t come between Mushroom Donnie and his money.

100k. Exactly

But watch him get”rehired” as a consultant in a month

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:27:16am

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:39:46am

re: #193 sagehen

Correction:

He says he’s sick. He says he’s taking the horse paste. Imma need independent confirmation of both claims.

It is dispiriting that reality has been so damaged by the persistent lies, misinformation, prevarication, etc., that every claim or news item has to be deconstructed so as to try to unpack the hidden agenda of those issuing said claim, ascribing to them the darkest of all possible motives. To deal with the conspiracy theorists, we must become conspiracy theorists ourselves? Fuck. Me.

This is exhausting.

Cute animal videos, now pleez?

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:41:39am

Hate to say it, but I wonder what a sufficiently large number of talented garage tinkerers, given access to a wide variety & quality of tools, can come up with.

Yeah, I know: billions of monkeys typing mostly produce gibberish, not Shakespeare.

But still. Someone had to come up with the device/implementation in the first place?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:49:05am

re: #196 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

It is dispiriting that reality has been so damaged by the persistent lies, misinformation, prevarication, etc., that every claim or news item has to be deconstructed so as to try to unpack the hidden agenda of those issuing said claim, ascribing to them the darkest of all possible motives. To deal with the conspiracy theorists, we must become conspiracy theorists ourselves? Fuck. Me.

This is exhausting.

Cute animal videos, now pleez?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:50:18am

re: #181 Teukka

Are they really for the Russian Federation? How likely is it that the curve is that flat at a specific number?

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Sauce: google.com

For over a year there have been claims that Russia has been suppressing accurate case numbers and deaths. Over the last couple months the daily count has been around 800 — but it has crept up the past few days and is certainly at its highest level during the pandemic. I wouldn’t believe anything official that had the approval of Putin.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:51:23am

re: #192 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, I know the Russian numbers are probably bullshit. However, the rest of the countries in the Top 10 are:

Brazil, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Iran, Mexico, Romania.

Great company for us to be in.

/

With regard to Russia’s COVID numbers, the general (if highly cynical) advice of most Czechs is to multiply it by a factor of three or four, and you’ll get a more accurate number.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 9:57:42am
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:01:50am

Even Europe has “Florida people”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:03:22am

re: #202 The Pie Overlord!

One suspect was killed and another was badly hurt in the Dutch city of Utrecht when a trial run went wrong at an illegal “training centre” for explosives attacks on ATMs, Europol said.

I guess you could say somebody bombed the test.

*ducks*

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Mattand  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:07:46am

re: #195 JOE 🥓

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I’m laughing waaaay harder at ‘forever box’ than I should be.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:13:59am

re: #201 Dave In Austin

Krysten Sinema may be eccentric and quirky but she isn’t stupid — she has a law degree, worked as a criminal defense attorney, was an adjunct professor, and has a PhD from Arizona State. Unfortunately, in this time of peril to our nation, this neophyte, instead of sitting back and learning from those who are more skilled at navigating the complexities of the federal government, is like too many novices today who think that experience and knowledge are overrated and all that is needed is the right media presence.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:17:24am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

It should take more than one or two senators to completely torpedo legislation.

It is taking more than two. There is the entire GOP side of the Senate aiding in this. It’s not like only the Democrats have agency when it comes to legislation.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:17:31am

re: #205 Hecuba’s daughter

Krysten Sinema may be eccentric and quirky but she isn’t stupid — she has a law degree, worked as a criminal defense attorney, was an adjunct professor, and has a PhD from Arizona State. Unfortunately, in this time of peril to our nation, this neophyte, instead of sitting back and learning from those who are more skilled at navigating the complexities of the federal government, is like too many novices today who think that experience and knowledge are overrated and all that is needed is the right media presence.

With that background, she may think of herself as an expert, even when outside of her field. She won’t know she’s a novice now in a new field.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:23:44am

re: #205 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s money like she’s never seen before.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:25:53am

re: #207 Punish Domestic Terrorists

With that background, she may think of herself as an expert, even when outside of her field. She won’t know she’s a novice now in a new field.

Some years ago, at one of my previous jobs, our company hired an executive who had previously worked in the C-suite of some fast food company. Fast food has nothing to do with what my company did. And of course, the new guy thought he knew how everything worked right from the get go because he’d “done this before.”

He immediately implemented a number of changes, some of which were damn near disastrous and after many complaints from us employees (and some not small financial hits to the company as a result of said changes) the company transferred him to another role and replaced him with someone who actually fucking understood what we did and how to make money doing it. Needless to say, morale improved after that.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:26:46am

re: #204 Mattand

I’m laughing waaaay harder at ‘forever box’ than I should be.

I DID TOO…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:28:43am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

Been there! Done That!

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austin_blue  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:32:52am

re: #158 Teddy’s Person

The moral of the story is don’t come between Mushroom Donnie and his money.

I imagine there was an echoing “POP” at the consummation of the sexual act, followed by a Hollow Voice saying “Plugh”.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:37:26am

re: #205 Hecuba’s daughter

Krysten Sinema may be eccentric and quirky but she isn’t stupid — she has a law degree, worked as a criminal defense attorney, was an adjunct professor, and has a PhD from Arizona State. Unfortunately, in this time of peril to our nation, this neophyte, instead of sitting back and learning from those who are more skilled at navigating the complexities of the federal government, is like too many novices today who think that experience and knowledge are overrated and all that is needed is the right media presence.

As you say neophyte
She appears to be politically unsavvy

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Mattand  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:38:04am

re: #205 Hecuba’s daughter

Krysten Sinema may be eccentric and quirky but she isn’t stupid — she has a law degree, worked as a criminal defense attorney, was an adjunct professor, and has a PhD from Arizona State. Unfortunately, in this time of peril to our nation, this neophyte, instead of sitting back and learning from those who are more skilled at navigating the complexities of the federal government, is like too many novices today who think that experience and knowledge are overrated and all that is needed is the right media presence.

Yeah, but as with Trump and others, it’s working.

People see this fucking idiot literally derailing Biden’s agenda and doing the GOP’s dirty work for them as her being ‘centrist’, which is what the fucking idiot independent voters in this country eat up like lead paint chips.

Manchin and Sinema are basically paving the way for a complete GOP takeover of Congress next year and they’re going to be lauded as the maverick moderates who brought down the Teh EBIL Lib Uhgenda.

We’re headed for a mutlidecade GOP dictatorship, thanks in part to her and the other viper in the caucus.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:38:54am

re: #206 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It is taking more than two. There is the entire GOP side of the Senate aiding in this. It’s not like only the Democrats have agency when it comes to legislation.

Its like its simply a given that the GOP opposes anything worthwhile, so if it fails its all the Democrats fault, because you certainly can’t expect anything at all from Republicans. So then we elect Republicans to make everything even worse.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:42:30am

re: #214 Mattand

Yeah, but as with Trump and others, it’s working.

People see this fucking idiot literally derailing Biden’s agenda and doing the GOP’s dirty work for them as her being ‘centrist’, which is what the fucking idiot independent voters in this country eat up like lead paint chips.

Manchin and Sinema are basically paving the way for a complete GOP takeover of Congress next year and they’re going to be lauded as the maverick moderates who brought down the Teh EBIL Lib Uhgenda.

We’re headed for a mutlidecade GOP dictatorship, thanks in part to her and the other viper in the caucus.

When the true dem moderates get wiped out next year- all the close races-, who remains?
the party will veer left.

Manchin and sinema will be out of power/leverage. Certainly superfluous to the Rs

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:45:13am

re: #208 Dave In Austin

It’s money like she’s never seen before.

Similar to Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman. As soon as he gets into office (which was the con of his life), he is tutored by a senior Congressman on how to get money from various lobbying groups, depending on where your interests lie.

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:52:27am
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nines09  Sep 30, 2021 • 10:55:05am
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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:02:00am

re: #218 Dangerman

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Picking up lunch on my way to blowing up the Capitol
Letting everyone (ok whites) carry this way makes it impossible to know

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:02:02am

re: #218 Dangerman

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Somebody has a pee pee smaller than Trump’s

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:02:03am
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Acemarilllion  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:13:12am

re: #5 Dopamine Fish

The kids these days would say she’s “kinda sus”.

Ima skrt of her.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:13:34am

Pallet Cleanser.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:14:01am

She left the BBC, and joined a shady America media group that was caught lying to potential investors. She did nothing wrong, other than trusting the wrong people.

Former BBC journalist Katty Kay quits US media firm (BBC via MSN)

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:15:47am

Lock. Him. Up. And. Throw. The. Fucking. Key. Away.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:39:47am

re: #218 Dangerman

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What a child. Where was hit GI Joe outfit?


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