Colbert: Senators Square Off Over Reconciliation, as Pope Francis Bans Vaccine Exemptions

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While McConnell and Schumer stay locked in a high-stakes staring contest over the infrastructure bills and America’s debt ceiling, The Vatican made headlines by announcing that all employees must be vaccinated, without leaving room for exemptions on religious grounds. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:20:55am

My faith in the future of the Republic diminishes with each passing day…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:24:02am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My faith in the future of the Republic diminishes with each passing day…

We’re looking more like Rome with each passing day.

Never thought I would live to see 3 empires fall—USSR, England and the US.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:28:24am

re: #2 JOE 🥓

We’re looking more like Rome with each passing day.

I fear the Kerensky Provisional Government is a better analogy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:30:02am

re: #3 BeenHereAwhile

The Kerensky Provisional Government is a better analogy.

The idea is to let chaos reign for a while so people will welcome a strong leader to restore order.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:30:06am

re: #2 JOE 🥓

We’re looking more like Rome with each passing day.

I think we’re looking more like Antebellum America myself, just minus the obvious slavery.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:30:36am
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:32:09am

re: #6 Patricia Kayden

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It’s just the cowards in Congress that are the trouble.

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piratedan  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:37:17am

re: #6 Patricia Kayden
i think immigration is a mixed bag and still may come out as a positive once all the 45 holdouts in ICE and Homeland are shown the door. Much of the issues that we have ongoing in that arena are the continuation of shitty policy from shitty people until they can be replaced by someone who is compassionate and invested in allowing a path for people to seek the opportunity that the US offers.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:43:00am

sorryantivaxxer.com

LMAO:

Oh, here’s an idea, why not set up an online “merch” shop for prayers?

“Regular prayers” for $9.99

“Strong prayers” for $12.99 (Buy 2 for $9.99 each)
“100 prayers” for $24.99

“Thoughts & prayers” for $29.99

“Prayer Warriors” for $49.99 each ( shipping extra )

All forms of payment accepted, cash, credit, even bitcoins.
All proceeds go to your nearest Atheist Sanctuary, a not for prophet group.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:46:14am

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

sorryantivaxxer.com

LMAO:

Hey that price is too low. Remember how old Pulpit Pimp EuGene Scott used to yell at the TV and tell people to send him DOUBLE tithes or he wouldn’t preach on TV and he just sat there till he got that cash!

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:47:34am

From last thread:

Come for the politics, stay for the English language lessons! (I had not heard of that usage of ‘Querulant’ either.

re: #164 Teukka

re: #174 Nojay UK

re: #175 Teukka

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:52:06am

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:55:37am

Also from last thread:

I am still parsing out the Lewandowski affair.

But I my first take is to agree with Teddy’s Person. That people are apparently not as important to the GQP as money.

I suspect that the ladies here are more familiar with this kind of assholery, but how the Ms Odom was treated by both Lewandowski and by everybody else (in not immediately ejecting Lewandowski) seems to make quite a regressive statement on gender.

I also wonder what the donor will conclude his $100k bought him in the GQP.

re: #158 Teddy’s Person

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danarchy  Sep 30, 2021 • 11:55:48am

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Pretty sure dinosaur eggs were fertilized internally. I don’t think they laid them and then let the father spray sperm at them from above like fish…

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retired cynic  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:01:43pm

Otherworldly ‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light by Photographer Kilian Schönberger
thisiscolossal.com

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:07:54pm

re: #15 retired cynic

Interesting! I did not know that these actually exist. Thanks for posting!

en.wikipedia.org
hickerphoto.com

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:07:58pm

In Vatican, Pope is telling you about exemption.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:10:29pm
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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:13:05pm

re: #14 danarchy

I’m not saying that my mind might also have gone there immediately. However, the representation of asteroids makes more sense. At least to me.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:15:10pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:16:52pm

It’s time to stand up to these assholes.

We’ve had enough.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:18:23pm

re: #15 retired cynic

Otherworldly ‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light by Photographer Kilian Schönberger
thisiscolossal.com

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That looks like a painting of phallic symbols.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:18:33pm

Well look who’s back on Fox!

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:21:06pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:23:49pm

re: #22 No Malarkey!

That looks like a painting of phallic symbols.

Sometimes erosion is just erosion.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:24:07pm

In today’s episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater the Kandy Haired Kook continues her lust for Trump!

Kat Kerr Says Those Who Stole the Election Will Be ‘Put on a Meat Hook Right Next to Hitler’ in Hell

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:24:27pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My faith in the future of the Republic diminishes with each passing day…

We are watching the sausage making part of the legislative process. Lets wait and see what, if any, sausages are produced. The Senate did manage to arrive at a last minute deal to avert a government shutdown.

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:27:51pm

re: #27 No Malarkey!

The Senate did manage to arrive at a last minute deal to avert a government shutdown.

Thanks for a welcome update!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:28:21pm

re: #19 ckkatz

I’m not saying that my mind might also have gone there immediately. However, the representation of asteroids makes more sense. At least to me.

I would have eliminated this confusion by redeploying one of the potatoes to represent the single big asteroid that was either the only one or would have arrived slightly ahead of any recently separated fragments.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:28:55pm
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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:30:46pm

re: #29 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I would have eliminated this confusion by redeploying one of the potatoes to represent the single big asteroid that was either the only one or would have arrived slightly ahead of any recently separated fragments.

As you point out, storytelling is an art.

Which requires an understanding of the audience. :)

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EPR-radar  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:31:15pm

re: #26 JOE 🥓

I’m all for those who tried to steal the election in 2020 spending eternity in Hell hanging from meat hooks right next to Hitler.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:33:35pm

re: #30 No Malarkey!

Expensive… and experimental. And full of aborted fetal cells.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:34:45pm
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:36:33pm

re: #27 No Malarkey!

We are watching the sausage making part of the legislative process. Lets wait and see what, if any, sausages are produced. The Senate did manage to arrive at a last minute deal to avert a government shutdown.

As long as it wasn’t McConnell’s “Use your shot at reconciliation.”

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:39:31pm

re: #35 Belafon

It sounds like McConnell didn’t like the bad publicity and rolled.

Senate Democrats and Republicans on Thursday approved a measure to fund the government into early December, putting lawmakers one step close toward staving off a shutdown that is set to occur after midnight.

washingtonpost.com

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:40:32pm

re: #20 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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point out where the job exit door is and most of them will take the jab

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gwangung  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:41:19pm

re: #36 ckkatz

It sounds like McConnell didn’t like the bad publicity and rolled.

washingtonpost.com

He’s waiting for the Dems to self-destruct….

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Dangerman  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:41:32pm

re: #21 JOE 🥓

It’s time to stand up to these assholes.

We’ve had enough.

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someone’s letting them order lunch with rocket launchers on their backs

what do you expect?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:42:02pm

re: #31 ckkatz

As you point out, storytelling is an art.

Which requires an understanding of the audience. :)

One reason I gave up talk radio. As I asked the producer one day near the end, “Has our audience always been a bunch of goofballs?”
A much better known and more experienced host had once told me that I could not make the big time unless I talked down to the audience. I finally concluded that he was right.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:42:36pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:43:43pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

One reason I gave up talk radio. As I asked the producer one day near the end, “Has our audience always been a bunch of goofballs?”
A much better known and more experienced host had once told me that I could not make the big time unless I talked down to the audience. I finally concluded that he was right.

Part of the problem that so many Air America hosts had.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:44:30pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

One reason I gave up talk radio. As I asked the producer one day near the end, “Has our audience always been a bunch of goofballs?”
A much better known and more experienced host had once told me that I could not make the big time unless I talked down to the audience. I finally concluded that he was right.

I generally take the Einstein view that if you can’t explain it to a three year old, you don’t know it very well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:45:50pm
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lawhawk  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:46:27pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

Sometimes erosion is just erosion.

Reminds me of the Southern Utah hoodoos such as those at Bryce Canyon NP or Cedar Breaks National Monument. Hoodoos are formed by natural erosion, and some end up with capstones that are far larger than the pillars that hold them up - like Balance Rock at Arches.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:47:40pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’re trying to get to Sinema, to get her to stop compromising.

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:48:36pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

Sometimes erosion is just erosion.

Give that man a cigar!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:50:32pm

re: #45 lawhawk

Reminds me of the Southern Utah hoodoos such as those at Bryce Canyon NP or Cedar Breaks National Monument. Hoodoos are formed by natural erosion, and some end up with capstones that are far larger than the pillars that hold them up - like Balance Rock at Arches.

A lot of the dramatic landscape of Cappadocia works that way.

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:51:49pm

Fleurs. The boys like nekkid ladies.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:52:28pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:52:43pm

We’re getting happy faces from the upper echelon in HHS — we are pretty certain that there will not be a shutdown, but be prepared, and note, all those legislative mandates on timeliness, yeah, clean that shit up so the gov doesn’t get sued.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:53:12pm

re: #43 Belafon

I generally take the Einstein view that if you can’t explain it to a three year old, you don’t know it very well.

Usually attributed as “6 year olds.” In any case, I am good at explaining things to both 3 and 6 year olds, since they are still relatively free of prejudice and misconception.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:54:27pm

re: #50 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Fuckin’ yay - we get to do this shit again in the months.

PASS. A. FUCKING. BUDGET.

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:54:29pm

re: #50 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

254 - there were some GOP votes to keep the government afloat…rebels!

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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:54:54pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:55:51pm

Cappadocia Fairy chimneys

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:57:12pm

re: #53 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Fuckin’ yay - we get to do this shit again in the months.

PASS. A. FUCKING. BUDGET.

The government has operated like this for over a decade now, but your optimism is noted.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:57:18pm

re: #26 JOE 🥓

In today’s episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater the Kandy Haired Kook continues her lust for Trump!

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There is no hell so 🤷🏽‍♀️.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:57:39pm

Cancel Culture

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:57:56pm

re: #53 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Fuckin’ yay - we get to do this shit again in the months.

PASS. A. FUCKING. BUDGET.

Keep doing this shit every three months, and excoriate Republican obstruction at every turn. Turn every news conference into a discussion of how they’re blocking because they’re afraid of the January 6 prosecutions reaching their doorsteps. Keep that in the forefront. Put pressure on the DOJ to prosecute everyone involved. Fast track the Sex Trafficking trial against Gaetz. Get the NY DA to prosecute Trump family. Make 2022 the year of GOP defense counsel getting more air time than GOP reps themselves. Make it hurt.

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 12:59:59pm

re: #55 Dave In Austin

Necessary evil.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:03:39pm

re: #50 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Another sabotage operation defeated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:05:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:10:13pm
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danarchy  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:10:21pm

re: #62 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Another sabotage operation defeated.

I think the debt ceiling was not part of this right, so that still needs to be addressed by the middle of October.

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:15:30pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gah…that second clip was painful…don’t pull that ‘many people say’ shit without being prepared to back it up. What a fuckin’ idiot thinking he could smooth talk Psaki into falling for that shit.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:16:04pm

re: #10 JOE 🥓

Hey that price is too low. Remember how old Pulpit Pimp EuGene Scott used to yell at the TV and tell people to send him DOUBLE tithes or he wouldn’t preach on TV and he just sat there till he got that cash!

I used to think that fundamental religious nuts in America were the worst.

Then I worked in Russia, where faith healers came on the TV and instructed their followers to put tubs of water on top of the TV. Then they would raise their hands to the air and “bless” the water with their magical holy power.

My translator told me that all the babushkas in Russia did this, and as a result, the water would like as not slosh around and short out the TVs. So they had to make TVs there with waterproof tops - which then caused them to overheat and catch on fire.

“So the water came in handy then,” she said, shrugging.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:18:30pm

re: #67 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I used to think that fundamental religious nuts in America were the worst.

Then I worked in Russia, where faith healers came on the TV and instructed their followers to put tubs of water on top of the TV. Then they would raise their hands to the air and “bless” the water with their magical holy power.

My translator told me that all the babushkas in Russia did this, and as a result, the water would like as not slosh around and short out the TVs. So they had to make TVs there with waterproof tops - which then caused them to overheat and catch on fire.

“So the water came in handy then,” she said, shrugging.

And there are a significant number of those Russian fundys who have moved into California especially the Central Valley.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:20:04pm

So DeJoy starts to fuck up the USPS tomorrow.

apple.news

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:20:05pm

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:21:22pm

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

Cancel Culture

“See, he is.”

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steve_davis  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:23:48pm

re: #2 JOE 🥓

We’re looking more like Rome with each passing day.

Never thought I would live to see 3 empires fall—USSR, England and the US.

we’re not rome. we’re poland before the second world war, when the diet couldn’t do anything because it was completely paralyzed with factional infighting. really demoralized. I assumed Manchin was playing a long game where he would rake in corporate money and then finally agree to some slightly smaller number, pulling Sinema along with him. Instead, Manchin has some number in mind, apparently, that he has to know nobody else in his caucus would agree to. So, apparently, Manchin is going to kill his president’s agenda in the crib.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:24:07pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Mewsmax ignored question is a daily thing. Why do they even have credentials?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:24:48pm

re: #66 darthstar

Gah…that second clip was painful…don’t pull that ‘many people say’ shit without being prepared to back it up. What a fuckin’ idiot thinking he could smooth talk Psaki into falling for that shit.

What news outfit was that? Anyone know?

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:25:13pm

re: #70 Rightwingconspirator

Personal Maytag rant

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:26:06pm

re: #72 steve_davis

we’re not rome. we’re poland before the second world war, when the diet couldn’t do anything because it was completely paralyzed with factional infighting. really demoralized. I assumed Manchin was playing a long game where he would rake in corporate money and then finally agree to some slightly smaller number, pulling Sinema along with him. Instead, Manchin has some number in mind, apparently, that he has to know nobody else in his caucus would agree to. So, apparently, Manchin is going to kill his president’s agenda in the crib.

Let’s not make any assumptions. just because Manchin says his number is $1.5 trillion, that doesn’t mean it is. It could be an opening bid.

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retired cynic  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:26:44pm

Well, this would be cool as a summer home, money not being an issue!

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:27:27pm

re: #72 steve_davis

we’re not rome. we’re poland before the second world war, when the diet couldn’t do anything because it was completely paralyzed with factional infighting. really demoralized. I assumed Manchin was playing a long game where he would rake in corporate money and then finally agree to some slightly smaller number, pulling Sinema along with him. Instead, Manchin has some number in mind, apparently, that he has to know nobody else in his caucus would agree to. So, apparently, Manchin is going to kill his president’s agenda in the crib.

Manchin just said that the Hyde Amendment has to be kept in place.

Kill the bills.

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steve_davis  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:28:04pm

kind of bittersweet listening to Rory Gallagher tell his audience, “This is a new one, ‘A Million Miles Away…’” and to realize his voice his coming from nearly 50 years’ distance.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:28:57pm

Yay! A friend texted me yesterday that NBC is bringing back the original L&O. Given that so many “ripped from the headline” stories cannot fit into an SVU narrative, this is a reason for celebration. Yes — Gabby Petito will show up on SVU, but others, such as variations on the Jan 6 insurrection, belong more naturally to a different program.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:29:07pm

re: #78 JOE 🥓

Manchin just said that the Hyde Amendment has to be kept in place.

Kill the bills.

I don’t see the Hyde Amendment as a bill killer.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:29:12pm

re: #75 darthstar

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:29:59pm

re: #74 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What news outfit was that? Anyone know?

I don’t know, but his young protege trying to bail him out with the Australian/French submarine deal probably won’t go over well after they leave the WH today.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:31:01pm

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

Yay! A friend texted me yesterday that NBC is bringing back the original L&O. Given that so many “ripped from the headline” stories cannot fit into an SVU narrative, this is a reason for celebration. Yes — Gabby Petito will show up on SVU, but others, such as variations on the Jan 6 insurrection, belong more naturally to a different program.

FBI Most Wanted and FBI both had 1/6 content on Tuesday.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:32:51pm

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

Yay! A friend texted me yesterday that NBC is bringing back the original L&O. Given that so many “ripped from the headline” stories cannot fit into an SVU narrative, this is a reason for celebration. Yes — Gabby Petito will show up on SVU, but others, such as variations on the Jan 6 insurrection, belong more naturally to a different program.

“You killed this woman because she wanted you to wear a mask?”

“I HAVE RIGHTS!!”

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Jay C  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:33:28pm

re: #81 No Malarkey!

I don’t see the Hyde Amendment as a bill killer.

Agree: the Hyde Amendment is ( IMHO) an abomination, but we’ve lived with it long enough that it shouldn’t be a stumbling block for vital legislation.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:40:15pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Manny Peeple. That guy says a lot.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:41:59pm

re: #65 danarchy

I think the debt ceiling was not part of this right, so that still needs to be addressed by the middle of October.

That’s right. This avoids a shutdown at midnight tonight but the debt ceiling still needs to be raised for funding to continue after December 3.
AP story:

The back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House will help avert one crisis, but just delay another as the political parties dig in on a dispute over how to raise the government’s borrowing cap before the United States risks a potentially catastrophic default.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:43:45pm

I don’t understand why Newsmax is allowed to have anyone in the White House Press Corps.

Fox is barely news, but I get it. Newsmax and OAN are news in the same way that the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea is democratic. You might as well have RT and Sputnik there asking Psaki questions.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:44:16pm

So, Melanoma apparently opened her trap. Not going over well at Twitter.

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:44:30pm

re: #55 Dave In Austin

Captain this photo

“You said they would cave! You said this would be easy and they’d admire my toughness!”

“Calm down. It will work. Just give it more time.”

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gocart mozart  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:49:13pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:50:37pm

And a maintenance nightmare right off the bat. re: #77 retired cynic

Well, this would be cool as a summer home, money not being an issue!

Want To Own A Piece Of Illinois River History? The Julia Belle Swain Is Up For Sale
nprillinois.org

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:51:53pm

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

That’s right. This avoids a shutdown at midnight tonight but the debt ceiling still needs to be raised for funding to continue after December 3.
AP story:

Addendum: In other words, this GOP operation was defeated but they have another one looming. It is going to be a very long campaign.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:52:17pm

re: #89 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I don’t understand why Newsmax is allowed to have anyone in the White House Press Corps.

Fox is barely news, but I get it. Newsmax and OAN are news in the same way that the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea is democratic. You might as well have RT and Sputnik there asking Psaki questions.

I read newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda, to find out the official party line and talking points.

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:55:32pm

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

Yay! A friend texted me yesterday that NBC is bringing back the original L&O. Given that so many “ripped from the headline” stories cannot fit into an SVU narrative, this is a reason for celebration. Yes — Gabby Petito will show up on SVU, but others, such as variations on the Jan 6 insurrection, belong more naturally to a different program.

It’s already on FBI Most Wanted (another Dick Wolf show, on another network). This week’s episode, they’re chasing a fugitive insurrectionist for 1/6 crimes.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:57:01pm

re: #93 Dave In Austin

And a maintenance nightmare right off the bat.

A nonprofit’s restoration efforts underway for the last several years folded recently, and the ship is now up for grabs for just under $1 million.

Rob McMahon of Pinnacle Marine Corporation is brokering the Julia Belle Swain’s sale. He said it’s undergone about $2.6 million in renovations, but still needs another $900,000 or so of investments to become fully waterworthy again.

“There’s a great structure there right now for someone to come in, finish off the renovation, and have a great opportunity to run one of the last steamboats in the country,” he said.

Or not.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:57:36pm

re: #90 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So, Melanoma apparently opened her trap. Not going over well at Twitter.

I really don’t care, do u?

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 30, 2021 • 1:59:49pm

re: #90 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So, Melanoma apparently opened her trap. Not going over well at Twitter.

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Her not filing for divorce on January 21 is something I called badly.

I understood it before. I don’t now.

Mel! Mel… Zdaj ga lahko zapustite.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:00:01pm

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

Or not.

Mobile Creationist Show coming soon to a river near you!

Imagine the grift they can do getting donations to fix this bad boy up.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:04:55pm

If only they added pumpkin spice…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:07:06pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Lock your doors.

McDonald’s McRib sandwich is back.

If you really wanted to hide vaccine doses is something, then this is what you want to work with!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:08:28pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:08:53pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

If only they added pumpkin spice…

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I ate a McRib once.

It gave me McHeartburn.

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Nojay UK  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:12:09pm

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

A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money. You think renovating a house is expensive, hah!

Friends live on a boat, a hundred-year-old steel-hulled Dutch tjalk parked on a canal in West London. Every two years they have to get it hauled out and the hull stripped back and coated with approved non-biotoxic non-fouling paint, all 90 square metres of it. The engine gearbox rebuild a decade ago cost them the thick end of five thousand bucks. They got a replacement “original” mast for a mere eight hundred Euros but with a thousand Euros shipping charge. The kitchen still isn’t complete thirty years after they bought it, the toilet is… let’s not go there, shall we?

Getting this rear-wheel paddlesteamer river-worthy will cost “only” another 900,000 bucks, they say. Keeping her in good condition will cost a lot more over the following years and decades, endless expense.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:13:08pm
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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:15:40pm

Drunk missing man joins his own search party

There’s drunk, and then there’s this guy.

Search and rescue teams in Turkey were looking in the Bursa region for a man who was reported missing.
…snip…
According to Turkish news channel NTV, once people started calling out Mutlu’s name, he came forward and asked, “Who are we looking for? I’m here.”

It is unclear how the 50-year-old came across his own search party, how his friends were unaware their pal was in their midst, or just how wasted Mutlu was, but it’s a happy ending regardless.

…snip…

torontosun.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:19:09pm

re: #107 ckkatz

IIRC, that is not the first time such a thing has happened…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:20:10pm

So the US Government now has money to spend. Hurray, I guess.

Here is a lesson in fiscal responsibility… from the government… 67 years ago.

Stamp Day for Superman - BEST QUALITY

What would Clark Kent think of today’s spending bill???
..

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:21:19pm

re: #107 ckkatz

Drunk missing man joins his own search party

torontosun.com

Who among us hasn’t….

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:22:10pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Can Liberals please push back and stop rolling over on this? We’re allowing White racists to decide what is taught to children. That’s dangerous. I swear that this country is regressing to the pre-Civil Rights era.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:22:22pm

re: #77 retired cynic

Well, this would be cool as a summer home, money not being an issue!

Want To Own A Piece Of Illinois River History? The Julia Belle Swain Is Up For Sale
nprillinois.org

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Several years ago the Julia Belle Swain made it down the Mississippi, across the inland waterway to the Apalachicola, and passed near here, getting as far up the Chattahooche as Columbia AL or even Columbus GA. That used to be a routine trip for the old boats in the cotton trade. We went to watch her, picnicing on the Rt 84 crossing into Georgia.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:22:36pm

You can’t have a McRib without running into the McTube after a bite or two.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:23:24pm

re: #50 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Still wondering if I should pull 50% or more out of my 401K before the Dec. deadline That money is what I’m expecting to live on for the next few years until I can start drawing SS. I don’t want to lose it the rethugs actually manage to shut down the Government.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:31:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:31:54pm

re: #105 Nojay UK

A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money. You think renovating a house is expensive, hah!

Friends live on a boat, a hundred-year-old steel-hulled Dutch tjalk parked on a canal in West London. Every two years they have to get it hauled out and the hull stripped back and coated with approved non-biotoxic non-fouling paint, all 90 square metres of it. The engine gearbox rebuild a decade ago cost them the thick end of five thousand bucks. They got a replacement “original” mast for a mere eight hundred Euros but with a thousand Euros shipping charge. The kitchen still isn’t complete thirty years after they bought it, the toilet is… let’s not go there, shall we?

Getting this rear-wheel paddlesteamer river-worthy will cost “only” another 900,000 bucks, they say. Keeping her in good condition will cost a lot more over the following years and decades, endless expense.

I was fortunate to learn from the costly experience of others. I’m fascinated with ships, boats, and their history but I have never seriously considered having one of my own. I own a plane and a Rolls-Royce (usually drive a Toyota though), but I do not own a boat. This is quite aside from the lack of a worthwhile place to put one around here. The big artificial lakes like Lake Granbury seem to exert a magnetic attraction on the yokel gentry though. The shores of these giant mudholes are lined with mcmansions even uglier than the norm, and festooned with docks for miniature super-yachts like the ones that featured in the farcical Battle of Lake Travis last year.

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darthstar  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:32:36pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Among the content they object to are books about Galileo for being unfair to the church, and a picture book of seahorses for supposedly being overly sexualized.

Galileo spent a significant part of his life under house arrest.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:35:55pm

re: #117 darthstar

Galileo spent a significant part of his life under house arrest.

During which the Pope du jour was a dinner guest.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:35:57pm

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:36:35pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

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JOE 🥓  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:37:22pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:39:42pm

re: #114 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Still wondering if I should pull 50% or more out of my 401K before the Dec. deadline That money is what I’m expecting to live on for the next few years until I can start drawing SS. I don’t want to lose it the rethugs actually manage to shut down the Government.

Don’t pull more than the FDIC guaranteed-insured for the account you’d move it into.

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:39:48pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:39:54pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:39:56pm

Columbia AL is a river town of 740 people. We took one of their historical society’s graveyard dramatizations, where they reenacted the life of one of the many circus people buried there. In the 1800s it was a Winter refuge for several traveling shows, complete with elephants.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:40:56pm

re: #105 Nojay UK

BOAT is an acronym. Bust Out Another Thousand.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:41:23pm

re: #124 Dopamine Fish

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:42:50pm

re: #123 ckkatz

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:44:17pm

I saw a lot of nice boats in northern Michigan, especially in Charlevoix.

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:44:17pm

re: #125 Decatur Deb

Columbia AL is a river town of 740 people. We took one of their historical society’s graveyard dramatizations, where the reenacted the life of one of the many circus people buried there. In the 1800s it was a Winter refuge for several traveling shows, complete with elephants.

So they saw the elephant. Literally, not figuratively.

I wonder how many elephants there were on the North American continent in 1800.

(I suspect that you already are aware that during the Civil War “Seeing the elephant” meant having been in combat.)

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mmmirele  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:46:33pm

re: #10 JOE 🥓

Hey that price is too low. Remember how old Pulpit Pimp EuGene Scott used to yell at the TV and tell people to send him DOUBLE tithes or he wouldn’t preach on TV and he just sat there till he got that cash!

When I first started law school, Scott was on one of the low power TV ststions in Houston. My sister called me up one day. just SHRIEKING because she’d accidentally tuned in Gene Scott and wanted to know WTF was up with him.

Scott did not weird me out the way Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s chanting did. Again, that wasn’t something I went out and found. Nope. I was visiting my folks and my dad turned it on because he wanted my opinion. “That’s *weird*, daddy.”

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:47:31pm

re: #18 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:49:49pm

re: #132 teleskiguy

I agree with you.

The phrase “aggressive grifter” is what comes to my mind.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:52:54pm

re: #130 ckkatz

So they saw the elephant. Literally, not figuratively.

I wonder how many elephants there were on the North American continent in 1800.

(I suspect that you already are aware that during the Civil War “Seeing the elephant” meant having been in combat.)

Stephen Crane’s Red Badge used it, I think.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:54:42pm

Stolen from FB

It is hair-tearing, head-on-desk frustrating that this scam still sells.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:56:04pm

re: #133 ckkatz

The phrase “aggressive grifter” is what comes to my mind.

Booty call.

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:56:57pm

re: #134 Decatur Deb

By the way, your post reminded me of the very old joke:

Years ago I gave my sister a large stuffed doll of an elephant for her bedroom. She thanked me for it.

I replied “Don’t mention it”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:57:19pm

re: #114 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Still wondering if I should pull 50% or more out of my 401K before the Dec. deadline That money is what I’m expecting to live on for the next few years until I can start drawing SS. I don’t want to lose it the rethugs actually manage to shut down the Government.

do you have any control over how your 401K is invested?

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:57:58pm

Ok, this random tweet in a thread about Lewandowski assaulting Trashelle Odom kind of cracked me up:

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:58:01pm

If you plan to buy the Julia Belle Swain, make sure the calliope is disconnected. People who fall asleep to bagpipes can’t handle calliopes.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:58:30pm

re: #122 sagehen

Don’t pull more than the FDIC guaranteed-insured for the account you’d move it into.

From what I understand, the FDIC is a joke. They’ll pay out to the large accounts first and leave the smaller ones with any dregs left over. If I do pull money, it’s going into my C.U. account. I just remember the stories from the last shut down/markets collapse that totally destroyed peoples retirement accounts and want to minimize that if at all possible.

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Nojay UK  Sep 30, 2021 • 2:59:22pm

re: #136 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

There was an SF short story, I think by Robert Sheckley, of a future where it was not considered murder or even a crime if you killed someone richer than you were and took their stuff. Hilarity ensued.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:00:27pm

re: #141 Decatur Deb

If you plan to buy the Julia Belle Swain, make sure the calliope is disconnected. People who fall asleep to bagpipes can’t handle calliopes.

I wish there were a “quotes without context” twitter thread. This would be a great entry.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:01:14pm

re: #138 ckkatz

By the way, your post reminded me of the very old joke:

Years ago I gave my sister a large stuffed doll of an elephant for her bedroom. She thanked me for it.

I replied “Don’t mention it”.

Puzzling that out…

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ckkatz  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:03:13pm

re: #145 Decatur Deb

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:03:36pm

re: #145 Decatur Deb

Puzzling that out…

So I took it into the hallway and said she could thank me there.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:03:46pm

re: #138 ckkatz

By the way, your post reminded me of the very old joke:

Years ago I gave my sister a large stuffed doll of an elephant for her bedroom. She thanked me for it.

I replied “Don’t mention it”.

I’m slow today. Elephant in the room.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:07:12pm

re: #141 Decatur Deb

If you plan to buy the Julia Belle Swain, make sure the calliope is disconnected. People who fall asleep to bagpipes can’t handle calliopes.

Growing up on the west side of Cincinnati, overlooking the Ohio River, I loved the calliope on the Delta Queen!
We could hear it heading up and down river for ages before it steamed on by.

Oh, and BTW, I also adore bagpipes (and the kilted guys who play them).

Fight me.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:07:37pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

do you have any control over how your 401K is invested?

Some. I just want to move it someplace that isn’t going to overly effected by a market collapse. Same reason I kept money back when the lock down went into effect & was furloughed. Unfortunately, a lot of people I know didn’t have that reserve and were hurt bad. I don’t want to join their ranks if I can avoid it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:11:33pm

re: #150 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Some. I just want to move it someplace that isn’t going to overly effected by a market collapse. Same reason I kept money back when the lock down went into effect & was furloughed. Unfortunately, a lot of people I know didn’t have that reserve and were hurt bad. I don’t want to join their ranks if I can avoid it.

No matter where you move it, a market collapse will affect it. How bad the fallout will be depends on how the funds are invested.
Go for safe as opposed to speculative. Returns on safe investments will stay steadier. Speculative, though there is the prospect of phenomenal returns, can disappear in a flash.
And yes, those are actual investment categories.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:12:08pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Growing up on the west side of Cincinnati, overlooking the Ohio River, I loved the calliope on the Delta Queen!
We could hear it heading up and down river for ages before it steamed on by.

Oh, and BTW, I also adore bagpipes (and the kilted guys who play them).

Fight me.

There were a couple calliopes in Pittsburgh, especially on the barge where the American Wind Symphony gave concerts. And I still have the practice chanter the kids gave me, complete with instruction DVD.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:16:27pm

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

That’s right. This avoids a shutdown at midnight tonight but the debt ceiling still needs to be raised for funding to continue after December 3.
AP story:

I could swear I have seen this movie about 30 times now.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:16:44pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

No matter where you move it, a market collapse will affect it. How bad the fallout will be depends on how the funds are invested.
Go for safe as opposed to speculative. Returns on safe investments will stay steadier. Speculative, though there is the prospect of phenomenal returns, can disappear in a flash.
And yes, those are actual investment categories.

I’ll look into it. I just have the jitters. The rethugs don’t give a damn about the little guy and I would prefer not to be left holding the dirty end of the stick if I can avoid it.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:16:53pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Growing up on the west side of Cincinnati, overlooking the Ohio River, I loved the calliope on the Delta Queen!
We could hear it heading up and down river for ages before it steamed on by.

Oh, and BTW, I also adore bagpipes (and the kilted guys who play them).

Fight me.

My uncle was a Pgh fireman, fought the fire on the Island Queen (an actual side-wheeler). I was only about 3, don’t know if it had a calliope.

en.wikipedia.org

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:18:54pm

As a child, I lived in Quincy, Il for three years. Quincy is on the Mississippi and not far from Hannibal, MO. We sometimes picnicked by the river, but my dad was far more interested in seeing the locks in operation than seeing the riverboat. We did organize a family reunion there once so that we could celebrate my grandmother’s brother’s 100th birthday on a riverboat and allow him to pull the cord on the horn (not a calliope).

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:20:16pm

re: #156 Barefoot Grin

As a child, I lived in Quincy, Il for three years. Quincy is on the Mississippi and not far from Hannibal, MO. We sometimes picnicked by the river, but my dad was far more interested in seeing the locks in operation than seeing the riverboat. We did organize a family reunion there once so that we could celebrate my grandmother’s brother’s 100th birthday on a riverboat and allow him to pull the cord on the horn (not a calliope).

Wife’s prom from Elizabethtown (KY) High was on the Belle of Louisville.

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retired cynic  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:20:52pm

My great great uncle was an artist, and he considered the Delta Queen his home away from home. His painting of the Queen used to hang in her main reception room.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:21:06pm

As I recall, there was at least one incident (and maybe more) of overloaded steamships carrying Union soldiers north on the Mississippi floundering under the weight and resulting in hundreds of deaths. (sorry for the mixed verbs, too lazy to fix.)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:22:20pm

re: #159 Barefoot Grin

As I recall, there was at least one incident (and maybe more) of overloaded steamships carrying Union soldiers north on the Mississippi floundering under the weight and resulting in hundreds of deaths. (sorry for the mixed verbs, too lazy to fix.)

Wiki Sultana.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:27:16pm

oh

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:29:14pm

There is a good documentary on the Sultana disaster, but I can’t identify it. Here’s a Smithsonian article. It killed more people than the Titanic.

smithsonianmag.com

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bratwurst  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:29:59pm
164
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:30:07pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:30:58pm

Damn coffee boys strike again.

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:31:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:33:08pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

I went to Catholic grade school.
There was no extra charge for lunch, it was part of the tuition.
“free lunch” in public school? that’s part of taxes.

Martha needs to just take a fucking seat.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:33:22pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:33:37pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

Couldn’t the injured folks sue the shit out of him?

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:34:21pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:35:12pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

By the time I was 8 years old I was easily able to grasp the concept of how free medical care in Canada was actually paid for by all Canadians. And I’ve never had any problem with it.

This won’t impact wealthy people at all. God forbid we try to help the poor folks a bit.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:35:53pm

re: #170 teleskiguy

Just two dummies going out for a bite to eat.

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wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:39:31pm

re: #156 Barefoot Grin

As a child, I lived in Quincy, Il for three years. Quincy is on the Mississippi and not far from Hannibal, MO. We sometimes picnicked by the river, but my dad was far more interested in seeing the locks in operation than seeing the riverboat. We did organize a family reunion there once so that we could celebrate my grandmother’s brother’s 100th birthday on a riverboat and allow him to pull the cord on the horn (not a calliope).

On our cross-country bicycle trip, Mr. w and I were escorted out of Quincy by the police.

We had inquired whether it would be dangerous to cycle across the narrowish bridge. Would the drivers take care? They did. Nobody passed us in our direction.

We spent a few days in Hannibal.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:54:52pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

x1ukB8+3qhC40C9ov6Q3WtPpOuU+Kh8YdXf9JZtfr7CSlXbYY1ZA+nbnsOhA6rjy9L4aZvJ8oJaBhYVNJ3FKtiRQpFmX/5qSR0oGvPJF1zDsXcGIuf0iSoAbU7ej4utZVuX01uLy9mBOjgHDNB/NMiHOvwqODl1+U5fwsS8WFDrsjzhGw6tECbYlASRv/gn9DE4D05fQAxuekc7YjnEEWf8Th5ndtwOAacCk/HQ/dbvE1kotHoSxJg==

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William Lewis  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:55:29pm

re: #145 Decatur Deb

Puzzling that out…

The elephant in the room…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:56:41pm

re: #132 teleskiguy

The new cofeve boy.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 3:58:01pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:04:26pm

re: #114 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Still wondering if I should pull 50% or more out of my 401K before the Dec. deadline That money is what I’m expecting to live on for the next few years until I can start drawing SS. I don’t want to lose it the rethugs actually manage to shut down the Government.

How is the money invested? Does it offer a money-market type fund as an option? That way you don’t have to withdraw funds but just transfer some around.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:04:30pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

There is a good documentary on the Sultana disaster, but I can’t identify it. Here’s a Smithsonian article. It killed more people than the Titanic.

smithsonianmag.com

That may be where I learned about it. Thank you!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:08:36pm
181
Rightwingconspirator  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:08:41pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:09:24pm

re: #175 William Lewis

The elephant in the room…

Mr. w likes to quote the elephant: Who are all these people, and what are they doing in my room?

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:14:19pm

re: #178 Hecuba’s daughter

How is the money invested? Does it offer a money-market type fund as an option? That way you don’t have to withdraw funds but just transfer some around.

I’m looking into that as well.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:17:36pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate Ron

I don’t normally advocate violence against women but if that isn’t one of the most punchable faces I’ve ever seen…

185
Barefoot Grin  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:19:06pm

re: #182 wrenchwench

Mr. w likes to quote the elephant: Who are all these people, and what are they doing in my room?

This reminds me of a neo-Daoist in 200s CE China who was causing lots of social concern with his drunken behavior and refusal to dress properly. When the local officials came to criticize him for public nudity the still naked Daoist said something like ‘this house is my shirt and this room is my pants; what are you gentlemen doing in my pants?’

186
PhillyPretzel  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:20:38pm

I got the Apple upgrade and so far it is okay. I do not like how they relocated items for me but eventually I will figure it out.

187
PhillyPretzel  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:28:36pm

re: #186 PhillyPretzel

Dang. I have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers. :(

188
wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:29:53pm

re: #187 PhillyPretzel

Dang. I have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers. :(

It looks harmless….

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Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:31:36pm

Mother of 8.

Amber Feltner had not been vaccinated, due to a fear of vaccines after her husband had a bad reaction to the flu shot several years ago. After her death, Travis Feltner plans to get vaccinated as soon as he’s completed funeral arrangements.

wtvy.com

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A Cranky One  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:33:05pm

191
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:33:41pm

Why is Chrome not letting me view Wikipedia, claiming a security error?

Anyone else get that?

192
Decatur Deb  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:35:05pm

Our city and county schools are dropping mask requirements tomorrow, citing local and Alabama state health guidance.

wtvy.com

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:35:30pm

re: #191 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Got a screenshot of the error message and the URL?

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:38:05pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

In her case it’s called projection by proxy.

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:38:26pm

re: #177 Belafon

[Embedded content]

These people always seem to forget that means-testing requires a whole bureaucracy to verify eligibility, distribute the cards or tokens or whatever, makes the parents have to pull together a shitload of backing paperwork, etc. That eats up a lot of the savings from not just giving it to everybody.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:38:38pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:38:38pm

...

198
teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:38:54pm
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:39:06pm

re: #191 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Why is Chrome not letting me view Wikipedia, claiming a security error?

Anyone else get that?

Works fine for me.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:40:38pm

re: #191 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Why is Chrome not letting me view Wikipedia, claiming a security error?

Anyone else get that?

I have chrome as a backup, and just updated it to this version:
Version 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Wikipedia works for me on that.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:40:51pm

Lauren wouldn’t know a pedophile if one married her.

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wrenchwench  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:41:09pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

‘I’m right here.’

He must bean average-looking guy.

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carey94tt  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:41:55pm

re: #191 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Why is Chrome not letting me view Wikipedia, claiming a security error?

Anyone else get that?

I would guess you are getting a cert issue. A 3rd party certificate provide free cert issuer (Let’s Encrypt) had their root cert expire. Perhaps you see these types of issues.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:42:13pm

re: #201 Belafon

Lauren wouldn’t know a pedophile if one married her.

BOOM!!!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:42:23pm

re: #200 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

re: #199 Belafon

Thanks.

So it must be something on my end.

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austin_blue  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:43:41pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

qmznBFgRwoeBLpRNTGcqxNP4acKJEFHeKQ8EAuAY54HW3Yzdc+2POQ==

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:44:36pm

re: #205 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Thanks.

So it must be something on my end.

I have had similar issues in the past with Anti-Virus/Malware programs trying to scan webpages and the browser thinking it’s a man-in-the-middle attack. Check that if nothing else seems to be the case.

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jeffreyw  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:46:04pm

re: #202 wrenchwench

‘I’m right here.’

He must bean average-looking guy.

nondescript

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bratwurst  Sep 30, 2021 • 4:48:45pm

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