The Bob Cesca Podcast: Embargo On!

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Embargo On! — [Explicit Content] Happy Birthday to our friend Buzz. US District judge blocks and destroys the Texas abortion ban. 5th Circuit will probably uphold it. Getting clever with anti-gun laws. Senate Judiciary Committee report confirms Trump’s attempt to weaponize DOJ to overturn the election. Trump’s strategy is always predictable. Where the hell is Dan Scavino? Georgia law closes in on Trump. That shocking Quinnipiac poll. AT&T helped to create OAN. Zuckerberg run Bartertown. With Jody Hamilton and David TRex Ferguson, and music by Silver Heels and Rene Trossman. And more!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:45:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:45:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:45:56pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

full disclosure: Bob is a friend of mine

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:49:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:50:31pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:52:42pm

Otter pockets

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:58:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:01:31pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:02:40pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Way to tell all your female employees “fuck you”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:02:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:03:57pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #9 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Can’t the shareholders remove him?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:03:58pm
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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:14:08pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Presumably his factory will have their own self-contained electricity?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:15:31pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wonder how much grift cash they vacuumed up before closing shop and going back under their rock.

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:15:37pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh, Great. The Ultimate Libertarian Dude Bro is moving to Austin.

My heart soars, bathed in, in… (checks feelings) ennui.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:15:51pm

re: #13 sagehen

That is a given considering Texas and their so-called power grid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:20:30pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:20:36pm

re: #11 PhillyPretzel

Can’t the shareholders remove him?

Pretty sure he has a majority stake, so probably not.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:22:15pm

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:23:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:23:48pm

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

and they have pockets to keep them in

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:24:39pm
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A Cranky One  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:27:32pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

and they have pockets to keep them in

That’s why designers don’t put pockets in women’s clothes.

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:30:01pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s stupid enough to rely on Texas infrastructure? Time to sell any Tesla stock…

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:30:12pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s Chris Skaife at the Tower of London! I know that guy!

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:30:33pm

re: #23 A Cranky One

That’s why designers don’t put pockets in women’s clothes.

lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:30:55pm

re: #23 A Cranky One

That’s why designers don’t put pockets in women’s clothes.

that’s why we have bras…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:31:50pm

re: #25 austin_blue

That’s Chris Skaife at the Tower of London! I know that guy!

He’s the Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster at the Tower of London

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:33:18pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now that’s a useful thing to say towards getting the Democratic Party to support progressives in the future. Bernie Sander’s shenanigans are tolerated in the party, so I guess now others think that if they do it as well it will be tolerated. Maybe the party needs to take a harder stance towards Sanders as well in the future.

And I’m also not sure Yang would have had much fun as mayor once he’d pulled that stunt. The GOP would stomp on him in a moment because reasons. And the Democrats would have little reason to support him since he’d just done a grab and run simply to get into office. Little reason for anyone to cooperate with him beyond what they are required to do.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:33:57pm

re: #13 sagehen

Presumably his factory will have their own self-contained electricity?

It’ll be solar.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:35:09pm

re: #30 GlutenFreeJesus

It’ll be solar.

But doesn’t that mean it’ll freeze up in winter?
///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:36:06pm

so, Montana has a border problem with Wyoming…good to know

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:37:19pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

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piratedan  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:38:37pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

they plan on invading Idaho, which has their National Guard in Texas…. who knew?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:40:19pm
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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:43:16pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s the Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster at the Tower of London

We had lunch w/ him one day. A really good guy. We’ve got his book.

And he just got a new Raven to replace his Alpha Female and best buddy, Merlina, who went missing last winter and is presumed dead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:45:12pm

re: #36 austin_blue

We had lunch w/ him one day. A really good guy. We’ve got his book.

And he just got a new Raven to replace his Alpha Female and best buddy, Merlina, who went missing last winter and is presumed dead.

ww introduced me to his twitter feed a few years ago

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darthstar  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:54:01pm

Paid $150 for a blow job today (for my furnace). House is warm again.

Seriously, the tech blew into every air cycling tube until he found the blockage. Also, our furnace communicates in Morse code.

Guy is all, you have a code 32…and I’m “Where the fuck do you see that?” And he points to a little blinking light.

*** — — =32, negative pressure valve failure.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:54:58pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:55:04pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The sum total of the GQP’s stake in a debt default was a party base who they’ve spent a literal decade conning into the belief that refusing to raise the debt ceiling blocks further spending. Their donors might get in a tiff over lost revenue but they won’t abandon the party, and none of those in power are in any danger of losing their vast fortunes if the economy takes a nose dive. So to them it is a game, one which they only lose if their base loses faith in their ability to “stiggit” to Dems.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:55:22pm

Civil Rights Icon James Meredith marches with the Peabody ducks as honorary Duckmaster (video at the link)

“When I started the march in front of the Peabody Hotel, Blacks couldn’t sleep here. But today I walked with the ducks,” said Meredith.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:55:43pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:57:02pm

Daughter posted this tonight:

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:57:07pm

“In the game of chicken, Chuck Schumer won this game of chicken.”

My articulate Senator, articulating.

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darthstar  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:57:24pm

Fuck Ted Cruz. He doesn’t understand that county first means you have to do the right thing sometimes?

I wish that asshole wasn’t vaccinated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:00:27pm

re: #42 jaunte

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:01:08pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Musk’s fans on Twitter are the worst.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:01:45pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:02:28pm

U.S. Route 160, Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Springs side.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:02:30pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

Idiocracy was a warning, not a comedy.

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:06:05pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Here’s the aggravating as fuck bit to what is essentially the kicking of the can down the road: The “liberal media” will not convey the enormity of what has happened here, but will instead adopt this “game” narrative to downplay just how serious the GQP are about blowing up the economy to harm Biden and come back in December to tell folks that there’s no need to worry because a deal will always be worked out at the 11th hour and all the talk about allowing the country to plunge over a cliff is “just politics.”

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:15:38pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

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U.S. Route 160, Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Springs side.

Where’s the truck load of chickens?

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:19:55pm

re: #51 Targetpractice

Here’s the aggravating as fuck bit to what is essentially the kicking of the can down the road: The “liberal media” will not convey the enormity of what has happened here, but will instead adopt this “game” narrative to downplay just how serious the GQP are about blowing up the economy to harm Biden and come back in December to tell folks that there’s no need to worry because a deal will always be worked out at the 11th hour and all the talk about allowing the country to plunge over a cliff is “just politics.”

Here’s the simple truth about US politics — the GOP hasn’t had public policy ideas worth considering for decades, and so all it runs on is resentment, spite, malice, and willful stupidity for the singular cause of more tax cuts for the rich.

The GOP is completely worthless. That is the essential element that is missing from damn near all mainstream US political reporting.

In the MSM fairy tale, it is always and everywhere Democrats that are presumed to be worthless, while Republicans are presented as moderate center-right keepers of the status quo in the face of unreasonable demands for change.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:21:51pm

Elections have consequences.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:23:34pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Good. :)
I would love to see all of DT’s orders turned back.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:30:01pm

For the past few months, my life has seemed like an endless stream of sucky shit. But, things are looking up. The two biggest sucky things are as follows.

1. At the beginning of August, Teddy’s bloodwork came back with his kidney function numbers out of the normal range. I got him the prescription food and cut some things out of his diet. Mostly, I just worried that this was the beginning of a decline in his health. The vet wanted me to repeat the bloodwork after 6 weeks. The middle of September, I get a call from my vet who said she was about to make my day. His numbers were back in the normal range. I think what happened was that in the middle of July, I needed to get him a bag of dog food. They were out of his usual senior food. So, I got the regular adult food. He ate that food for 2 weeks before his bloodwork. I hypothesized to my vet that the regular adult food was too high in protein for Teddy’s 14-year-old kidneys to handle (regular food 60% protein, senior food 40% protein). She thought that was a distinct possibility. Regardless of the reason, his kidney function is normal again. Hallelujah!!!

2. About the time I got the good news about Teddy, some fucking, scum-of-the-earth, garbage person stole the catalytic converter from my car. The repair shop said it could take up to 3 months to get the part, which meant I would be out of a car for that long. Luckily, I can walk some places, and a friend was generous with letting me borrow her car as well as calling me when she was in the grocery store to see if I needed anything. Oh, and I’m still working from home. So, I settled in to a carless lifestyle for a couple of months. Well, the car-part gods were smiling upon me because the part came in on Monday with the repairs made that day (I was without a car for about 2.5 weeks). I have an appointment next Wednesday to get a protective shield installed over the new catalytic converter to try to prevent other garbage people from stealing the new one and an insurance claim in the works.

I’m feeling such relief that, for the time being at least, the universe has stopped shitting on me.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:30:12pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:31:18pm

re: #53 EPR-radar

Here’s the simple truth about US politics — the GOP hasn’t had public policy ideas worth considering for decades, and so all it runs on is resentment, spite, malice, and willful stupidity for the singular cause of more tax cuts for the rich.

The GOP is completely worthless. That is the essential element that is missing from damn near all mainstream US political reporting.

In the MSM fairy tale, it is always and everywhere Democrats that are presumed to be worthless, while Republicans are presented as moderate center-right keepers of the status quo in the face of unreasonable demands for change.

The Beltway Press narrative of the last two decades is that the GQP are elected to “shake things up” by electing “straight talkers” who get in office because they’re “not normal politicians,” while Dems are then elected simply to clean things up and fix things that the GQP broke. They were cool with “fixing” the broken health insurance system, but spoke in ominous tones about suggestions single-payer or public option alternatives. And they’re loving the idea of an infrastructure bill that “fixes” our roads and bridges, but a human infrastructure bill is getting treated as expendable because they don’t see a problem with massive equality gaps.

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CleverToad  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:32:20pm

re: #52 William Lewis

There’s probably a monument to ‘em outside of that feed store…
(if there isn’t, there oughta be :)

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Teddy's Person  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:34:40pm
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Cheechako  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:35:26pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

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Elections have consequences.

I hope the NPS had the foresight to not print revised maps.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:35:54pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:36:04pm

re: #56 Teddy’s Person

Getting parts for a Lamborghini can be tough.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:36:51pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

They look delicious.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:39:11pm

Edit: 50-48

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:40:30pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Why do they use a photo of the obstruction to illustrate the story?

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Jay C  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:42:00pm

re: #66 jaunte

Why do they use a photo of the obstruction to illustrate the story?

The actual Senate vote was closed to press?

PS: who were the two no-shows?

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:43:56pm

re: #66 jaunte

Why do they use a photo of the obstruction to illustrate the story?

That picture of McConnell is the definition of Backpfeifengesicht.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:44:35pm

re: #66 jaunte

Why do they use a photo of the obstruction to illustrate the story?

Especially that smug obstruction turtle image

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:46:15pm

re: #68 The Pie Overlord!

That picture of McConnell is the definition of Backpfeifengesicht.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:53:03pm
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:54:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:57:17pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:01:53pm

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

Some people are causing the storm.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:04:39pm

Well, I’m just back from getting my Pfizer booster and high-dose flu shot. Gave myself four days before I have to go anywhere and do anything, in case I do have a reaction. Didn’t before, but you never know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:08:52pm

niterz, lizardz!

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:09:42pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s why we have bras…

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:09:56pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:10:38pm

re: #75 retired cynic

Well, I’m just back from getting my Pfizer booster and high-dose flu shot. Gave myself four days before I have to go anywhere and do anything, in case I do have a reaction. Didn’t before, but you never know.

Just got my flooster today also.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:12:44pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

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how many people are coming to your dinner!?

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:17:55pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:18:29pm

re: #44 jaunte

“In the game of chicken, Chuck Schumer won this game of chicken.”

My articulate Senator, articulating.

“But next time, I am going to win the game of choking the chicken… , no, wait, that wasn’t me!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:27:08pm

re: #80 sagehen

how many people are coming to your dinner!?

It’s just me & Z. I bake every 8 weeks but used up 2 bakings’ worth because of all the recent holidays.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:27:50pm

Hugh M. Frankenstein!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:31:51pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:32:02pm

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

Dude. Why you harshing my buzz? 🙁

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:33:59pm

Insane clown at large.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:35:27pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:36:11pm

I told you that smoking is good for you. (arrestrumpnow is trending on twitter).

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:39:57pm

re: #84 JOE 🥓

Hugh M. Frankenstein!

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Sara Frankenstein of Tulare was Miss South Dakota in the 1999 Miss America pageant. Her talent vocal in the state pageant was “In His Eyes” from the musical Jekyll & Hyde. She married a fellow named Holt and is now a private practice attorney.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:40:50pm

re: #89 I Would Prefer Not To

I told you that smoking is good for you.

Secondhand Smoke Linked To Secondhand Coolness | The Onion

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:41:15pm

re: #90 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Good hair choice; can’t even see the bolts.

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:43:35pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:43:46pm
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:44:35pm

Disgusting maggot.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:45:14pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:48:09pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:50:10pm
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims to count Musk as an ally: “Elon consistently tells me that he likes the social policies in the state.”

Abbott lies a lot, but if this is true, Elon isn’t there for the lack of regulation and low taxes. He supports this shit.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Relocate HQ to Austin Amid Abortion Ban Fallout (The Daily Beast)

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:00:56pm

re: #93 William Lewis

~ 51 hours till Memphis…

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DUCKS. DUCKS.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:05:58pm

re: #98 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Musk is a dude-bro of the worst kind - insidious and very rich.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:09:18pm

Watched the first two episodes of the new CBS series Ghosts. Kind of funny. Have to see what a couple more episodes are like.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:09:24pm
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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:11:45pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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But whose picture do they use….

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:12:08pm

re: #66 jaunte

Why do they use a photo of the obstruction to illustrate the story?

Ah gmta next comment….

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Semper Fi  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:12:10pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

Your oven does serious duty.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:17:23pm

re: #105 Semper Fi

Your oven does serious duty.

Hey-o!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:20:17pm

re: #100 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Musk is a dude-bro of the worst kind - insidious and very rich.

The richest man in the world creates racist workplaces, and is happy with the attack on women’s rights.

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:20:34pm
Idaho plans to bill MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for the cost of auditing three counties to disprove allegations of election fraud, the Idaho Statesman reports.

Reported to be $6,500

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:21:28pm

re: #107 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The richest man in the world creates racist workplaces, and is happy with the attack on women’s rights.

And his people don’t quit
Kinda Iike tfg

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:23:01pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:27:11pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:27:41pm

re: #96 The Pie Overlord!

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Mitch’s puppet reiterating that the decision today to push back the debt default deadline was not because the GQP got nervous that they’d get blamed for killing the hostage, but because they got worried that Manchin and Sinema’s efforts to sabotage their own party were on the verge of failure.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:36:57pm

re: #39 teleskiguy

It’s not really the institutional NY Times — it’s a worthless Douthat opinion. He will do/say anything to minimize the flaws of anyone who might harm his beloved GOP.

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CleverToad  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:38:00pm

re: #75 retired cynic

Well, I’m just back from getting my Pfizer booster and high-dose flu shot. Gave myself four days before I have to go anywhere and do anything, in case I do have a reaction. Didn’t before, but you never know.

Hubs and I got the high-dose old farts’ flu shots on Tuesday, and our Pfizer boosters today. Belt and suspenders!

Also heard from his sister that yes, she and her unvaxxed son have tested positive for covid after her grandson brought it home last week. All we can do from here is hope they recover — and that we don’t have to test our immunity with a trip to Texas soon. Crap.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:44:16pm

re: #113 Hecuba’s daughter

“…institutional NYT right…”

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:48:54pm

If you want to know why the GQP are not worried about how today’s events will play in the press for them, you just need to look at the headlines the press are using to describe said events:

Describing this as a “political battle over spending” is ridiculous, it’s a bit like describing half your dinner party refusing to pony up for the check as a “battle over restaurant dining.” If you buy into the GQP’s favorite analogy that the federal budget is like your home budget, then their position is that refusing to pay your credit card debt will keep you from spending any more money. Which is true, in the sense that it will nuke your credit and any money you make from that point on will go to paying off the debts you already incurred.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:59:58pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

“…institutional NYT right…”

I missed that … Thank you!

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A Cranky One  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:15:55pm

Proof that Rand Paul and TFG are conservatives.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:17:24pm

re: #118 A Cranky One

GAH!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:17:40pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

“…institutional NYT EXTREME right…”

Memories of the Goldwater billboard with “a little something extra” that Dad helped to do at the 1964 Democratic Convention!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:19:23pm

Yes, Abbott. You WILL lose the 2022 TexASS GOP Primary to Allen West!

Texas governor is ‘terrified’ he’s going to lose 2022 GOP primary!

Lawrence O’Donnell

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:32:53pm

That’s pretty much what it looks like. Mitch’s plan was two-fold: Force the Dems to drop the BBBA bill in order to raise the debt ceiling through reconciliation and force them to put a number on how high that limit would go so they could run around next year going “SEE HOW MUCH DEBT THE DEMS WANT YOU TO PAY FOR!!!”

But instead, he just had to force 9 other colleagues to join him in a two-month extension just to ease pressure on Manchin and Sinema to agree to nuke the filibuster. And the best spin he can hope to put on this is that Dems agreed to put off the “debate” for two months.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:35:49pm
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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:54:19pm

Madonna is on Fallon tonight.

1. Her botox is less than perfect.

2. Her teeth are unattractive. That grill is just gross, and she can’t speak properly around it.

3. Her costume is… not age appropriate.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:06:17pm

re: #118 A Cranky One

Proof that Rand Paul and TFG are conservatives.

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I’ve worn a live cat on my head, but not for very long.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:10:03pm

re: #125 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

My Pippi gets her front half up there while I’m working at my computer, and grabs my hair and pulls. I prefer to believe it is a sign of affection.

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:16:56pm

re: #125 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’ve worn a live cat on my head, but not for very long.

We had a cat years ago who’d go crazy over freshly-washed hair. Didn’t matter what shampoo you used, the moment you sat somewhere that she could easily access your hair, she’d rub all against it while purring up a storm.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:24:14pm

re: #124 sagehen

Madonna is on Fallon tonight.

1. Her botox is less than perfect.

2. Her teeth are unattractive. That grill is just gross, and she can’t speak properly around it.

3. Her costume is… not age appropriate.

Jimmy’s Interview with Madonna Goes Off the Rails | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:26:40pm

re: #128 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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Video

What the fuck happened to her lips?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:29:48pm

re: #129 I Would Prefer Not To

What the fuck happened to her lips?

20+ years of botox?

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:31:21pm

Or bad collagen. And her grill doesn’t fit right

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:31:26pm

re: #130 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

20+ years of botox?

She looks terrible. It’ not age, it’s the work she has had done on herself.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:40:31pm

re: #126 retired cynic

My Pippi gets her front half up there while I’m working at my computer, and grabs my hair and pulls. I prefer to believe it is a sign of affection.

Computatoulli.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:40:58pm

So South Korea got the 2019 best picture Oscar (parasite), a bunch of 2020 Oscar nominations (Minari), they’ve got the biggest pop stars in the world, and now a TV show that Netflix says may be their biggest hit ever (Squid Game)….

So is this going to be the South Korean Century?

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stpaulbear  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:48:18pm

re: #112 Targetpractice

Mitch’s puppet reiterating that the decision today to push back the debt default deadline was not because the GQP got nervous that they’d get blamed for killing the hostage, but because they got worried that Manchin and Sinema’s efforts to sabotage their own party were on the verge of failure.

Mitch also may have gotten nervous about putting a shitload of N VA people out of their federal government jobs just before a gubernatorial election.

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:50:49pm

re: #128 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I prefer people who let themselves show thier age a wee bit more gracefully. I make wise cracks about Molly Ringwald a lot but her, Jamie Lee Curtis, & Sigourney Weaver are all examples of a much better look than Madonna trying to out Miley Ms. Cyrus.

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:52:16pm

re: #134 sagehen

So South Korea got the 2019 best picture Oscar (parasite), a bunch of 2020 Oscar nominations (Minari), they’ve got the biggest pop stars in the world, and now a TV show that Netflix says may be their biggest hit ever (Squid Game)….

So is this going to be the South Korean Century?

Depends on North Korea, it’s starvation and it’s nukes I fear.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:57:18pm

re: #136 William Lewis

I prefer people who let themselves show thier age a wee bit more gracefully. I make wise cracks about Molly Ringwald a lot but her, Jamie Lee Curtis, & Sigourney Weaver are all examples of a much better look than Madonna trying to out Miley Ms. Cyrus.

Cindy Crawford went back to the original location of her 1992 Pepsi ad to recreate the iconic photoshoot.
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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:58:57pm

re: #138 sagehen

sigh… how discouraging!

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:02:47pm

re: #139 retired cynic

She obviously has superior genetic material to work with, and has taken care of it for over 30 years. More power to her. I think I’ll just go to bed.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:08:26pm

re: #140 retired cynic

She obviously has superior genetic material to work with, and has taken care of it for over 30 years. More power to her. I think I’ll just go to bed.

I guess it wouldn’t help to show you Christie Brinkley and her grown daughters?
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stpaulbear  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:13:40pm

re: #141 sagehen

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The daughters look like they think they have a lot riding on making the best impression.

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stpaulbear  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:26:49pm

I had my super senior flu shot two weeks ago and my covid booster last week. I finally let myself go to a record store this week. I went when I knew it would be pretty empty, wore a mask, and slathered on the hand sanitizer after I was done flipping thru the bins. I also managed to enjoy finding $100 worth of stuff with my name on it.
I was going to pick up take out on the was home but I dined on the restaurant’s deck instead. Taking baby steps to resume a life that’s not shut in.

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:28:24pm

re: #135 stpaulbear

Mitch also may have gotten nervous about putting a shitload of N VA people out of their federal government jobs just before a gubernatorial election.

Mitch got nervous because things weren’t playing out as he’d intended and his puppets were beginning to waver.

The plan had three goals: kill Biden’s agenda (with the exception of those bits that benefit the GQP) dead as disco, humiliate the Dem leadership by forcing them to take one or more votes that would be politically damaging with the party base, and to maintain Manchin and Sinema as power brokers for the purpose of throttling legislative progress before the midterms.

What was supposed to happen was with the clock running out, Pelosi and Schumer were supposed to agree that there was no hope of getting the BBBA through via reconciliation and so draft up a debt ceiling bill that would up kick the debt ceiling up enough to get past the midterms or even outright kill the damned thing permanently. The bill would pass on a party-line vote in the House, with House Repubs portraying themselves as “fiscal conservatives” for refusing to pay their bills.

The bill would then go the Senate where reconciliation does bar it from being filibustered, but also sets off a “vote-a-rama” where any amendments to the bill must be considered, debated, and voted upon before the final vote. So while Senate Repubs would join their House allies in blabbering about “fiscal responsibility,” they’d take the opportunity to bring as many poison pill amendments as they could. The Senate Dems (& VP Harris) would be stuck there listening to hours of long-winded BS accompanying every vote, after which they’d have to vote for the bill and any amendments that snuck through. Finally, if any amendments did get slapped on the bill, the House Dems would have to take a vote on the amended bill, which would mean even more BSing in the House before what could be a very humiliating vote for the House Dems.

Instead, Pelosi and Schumer were making very clear they weren’t going to budge, which was beginning to scare Manchin and Sinema because their insistence on getting all the media’s attention was about to make them the faces of the debt default. Mitch thinks he’s thrown them a lifeline, only Schumer (rightly) pointed out tonight that the vote proves that there is no need for the ceiling to be raised through reconciliation. Whatever leverage he thought he had is now gone.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:35:13pm

re: #144 Targetpractice

….
Instead, Pelosi and Schumer were making very clear they weren’t going to budge, which was beginning to scare Manchin and Sinema because their insistence on getting all the media’s attention was about to make them the faces of the debt default. Mitch thinks he’s thrown them a lifeline, only Schumer (rightly) pointed out tonight that the vote proves that there is no need for the ceiling to be raised through reconciliation. Whatever leverage he thought he had is now gone.

Won’t the December bill have to be passed through reconciliation because the GOP will be filibustering it again and this time there may be no cooperation?

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:42:49pm

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

Won’t the December bill have to be passed through reconciliation because the GOP will be filibustering it again and this time there may be no cooperation?

I don’t believe the Dem leadership is going to be any more willing to take it up through reconciliation than they were yesterday. The only leverage Mitch had before today was that there was no scenario where the debt ceiling got raised before the end of the month except through reconciliation.

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 7, 2021 • 11:13:29pm

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Airline: “Can you prove that a therapy dog?”
Lloyd-Webber: “Do you want to actually SEE what they did with my musical?”
Airline: “Argh dear God in heaven no no no it’s fine you’re good!”

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Teukka  Oct 7, 2021 • 11:24:06pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

“…institutional NYT right…”

“… institutionalized NYT right …” ? 🤔
I’ll see myself out…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 12:49:20am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 1:17:31am

This came up in my Youtube suggestions. It’s from a couple of years ago, but looking at the comments it seems most of the views have been recent, as if some mysterious Youtube algorithm suddenly last week decided to suggest it to a bunch of people:

Ennio Morricone : La trilogie du dollar et il était une fois dans l’ouest

..

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 1:19:48am

Also appeared this, posted just a couple of weeks ago. An excellent audiobook (though I’m only half way through), of the LotR volume 1. The channel has some others recently posted. Complete with Shore’s music as an accompaniment. Highly recommended:

Full Audiobook The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring Part 1


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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 1:24:40am

I had been unaware that Dragash made his audiobooks freely available (a couple of years ago), until that Youtube channel uploaded FotR.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 1:32:48am

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

They are just large flesh-ripping weasels…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:00:33am

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Conservatives like to tout “the dignity of labor” as a moral good, but when it comes down to it, labor is just another commodity and an expense to be minimized or eliminated.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:02:00am

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

CRUZ: “In the game of chicken, Chuck Schumer won this game of chicken. As two trucks drove towards each other on a country road, one or the other was going to turn or you were going to have a lot of dead chickens. I wish Republicans hadn’t blinked.”

Cruz loves dead chickens.

Austin Lounge Lizards - Cornhusker Refugee

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:12:34am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why does it have to be a game of chicken, hmm? Why can’t Republicans agree to do the right thing for the good of the country? I wish the Republicans weren’t seditious treasonweasels who are solely focused on destroying the Democrats and obtaining power by any means necessary.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:14:06am

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

A rising tide only lifts those boats who are not held down by anchors of debt or poverty…

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Ming5000  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:15:01am

The Senate Judiciary Committee report is riveting reading.
This is the actual title (apparently. Can this be real?):

Subverting JUSTICE
How the Former President and
His Allies Pressured DOJ to
Overturn the 2020 Election

The details of the Trump pressure campaign toward the DOJ is damning.

Jeff Clark comes off as a willing conspirator to turn the USA into a dictatorship. In the end Clark is belittled by everyone in the room during the “Install Clark as Atty Gen Mtg.” in the oval office and written off by Trump.

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Interim%20Staff%20Report%20FINAL.pdf

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:17:46am

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Most of the bad shit in the US results from the continuing influence of fundamentalist Christian Dominionist religion at the highest levels of political power. Mainly, but not entirely, in the Republican Party.

They learned their lesson after Reagan used them to get elected and then tossed them aside as soon as Nancy’s White House Astrologer advised her to.

They went out and insinuated their people into every level of public life, government, schools, public administration, news media, the military, etc.

With Mike Pence they were within one dicky heartbeat of the Presidency.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:19:34am

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

they are just big flesh-ripping weasels

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:36:10am

So Mike Lindell is going to try to defy the court. I imagine this is going to end well for him.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:41:25am

re: #126 retired cynic

My Pippi gets her front half up there while I’m working at my computer, and grabs my hair and pulls. I prefer to believe it is a sign of affection.

My helper this morning
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:46:10am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

So Mike Lindell is going to try to defy the court. I imagine this is going to end well for him.

Or is he just buying time so he can park his remaining assets in a place where they cannot be touched?

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:47:48am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

So Mike Lindell is going to try to defy the court. I imagine this is going to end well for him.

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Mike Lindell is going to prison before this is over.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:51:47am

re: #164 darthstar

Mike Lindell is going to prison before this is over.

or he will flee to any country (without an extradition treat) that will trade asylum for comfort and good neck support

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:53:40am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or is he just buying time so he can park his remaining assets in a place where they cannot be touched?

I’m imagining the conversation went as follows:

LINDELL: “So lawyers, I was talking to somebody the other day, and —”
LAWYER A: “I’m just going to stop you right there, Mike. Whatever you’re about to say, it’s going to be so stupid we’re all going to lose brain cells hearing it. Just trust us, let us handle the court, and you STAY OUT OF THIS.”
LINDELL: “No, no, just listen! I have a lawyer friend of mine who’s been doing some research on the side, and he says that all we have to do is argue that Times v. Sullivan created a citizen’s qualified immunity in defamation cases regarding government officials. We’ve already proven Dominion is speaking for the state, so this means the court has to reverse its failure to dismiss! GOTCHA!”
LAWYERS A AND B (in background): *rolling eyes, banging heads on desk*
LAWYER B (after Lindell has finished): “That’s literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
LINDELL: “How’s a million dollars sound?”
LAWYERS A AND B: *silent glance of resignation and/or greed*
LAWYER A: “I’ll get started on the draft. Deposit the check in the usual account.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:54:57am

re: #166 Dopamine Fish

I see. Let him blow it all on lawyers so there’s nothing left to impound…

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:58:37am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I see. Let him blow it all on lawyers so there’s nothing left to impound…

Well, eventually, all these shenanigans could get them all in real trouble. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 11(1) indicates that pleadings, motions, and other papers are not to be presented to the court for “any improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the cost of litigation.” It could be argued that these motions arguing for a novel form of qualified immunity, arising only over 50 years after the case was litigated (Times v. Sullivan was decided in 1964), are vexatiously multiplying the proceedings by forcing the court to dispense with stupid arguments that nobody in the last 50 years has been dumb enough to try.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:59:39am

re: #146 Targetpractice

I don’t believe the Dem leadership is going to be any more willing to take it up through reconciliation than they were yesterday. The only leverage Mitch had before today was that there was no scenario where the debt ceiling got raised before the end of the month except through reconciliation.

It will be the same game in December, with Mitch hoping for a different outcome.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:01:05am

re: #169 Belafon

It will be the same game in December, with Mitch hoping for a different outcome.

There’s one key difference: Undoubtedly, the Democrats are intending to get their ducks in a row and get their reconciliation package and the bipartisan infrastructure bill pushed through before December. At that point, the game is up; McConnell no longer has the option to say, “The Democrats can do this without us.” Reconciliation is used up, the only option is to pass a clean debt ceiling bill, and as we’ve just observed, he isn’t stupid enough to let the destructive elements of his caucus force America into default.

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:03:42am

re: #165 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

or he will flee to any country (without an extradition treat) that will trade asylum for comfort and good neck support

His pillows aren’t that good.

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Ming5000  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:05:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:12:09am

re: #171 darthstar

His pillows aren’t that good.

Still better than Albania where they use rocks wrapped in barbed wire…

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:31:43am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Still better than Albania where they use rocks wrapped in barbed wire…

They have barbed wire?

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:32:37am
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:46:18am
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:51:04am

In the replies, someone responds with the usual “But a vaccine wasn’t invented until 1796” (note Franklin says inoculation). But when someone puts up a document talking about it, his reply is “it’s not good unless it’s from the Library of Congress.” Wanna bet this guy doesn’t reference the Library of Congress for stuff he spreads.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:55:44am

New jobs report disappointing — 194,000

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:58:49am

re: #174 Belafon

They have barbed wire?

Stolen from the Macedonian border…

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jeffreyw  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:59:01am

Winter Is Coming

Good morning!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:03:23am

re: #178 sagehen

New jobs report disappointing — 194,000

The job market seems to be great. We’ve lost a couple of good people in the past few weeks because they got better offers.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:10:05am

re: #178 sagehen

New jobs report disappointing — 194,000

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The estimate was for 500,000.

I thought all those deadbeats would go back to work once the handouts stopped?!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:11:44am

re: #177 Belafon

In the replies, someone responds with the usual “But a vaccine wasn’t invented until 1796” (note Franklin says inoculation). But when someone puts up a document talking about it, his reply is “it’s not good unless it’s from the Library of Congress.” Wanna bet this guy doesn’t reference the Library of Congress for stuff he spreads.

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Before this posting, I was unaware that there was a process that preceded Jenner’s variolation. But then it never dawned on me that there was an inconsistency in timing between Jenner and Washington’s order that the Continental Army be vaccinated.

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Teukka  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:15:29am

re: #177 Belafon

In the replies, someone responds with the usual “But a vaccine wasn’t invented until 1796” (note Franklin says inoculation). But when someone puts up a document talking about it, his reply is “it’s not good unless it’s from the Library of Congress.” Wanna bet this guy doesn’t reference the Library of Congress for stuff he spreads.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:16:56am

re: #182 b.d. (The war is over)

The estimate was for 500,000.

I thought all those deadbeats would go back to work once the handouts stopped?!

//

Construction is going way slow because of supply chain issues; they can’t get enough cabinets, windows, appliances, paint, insulation… that’s a lot of workers not working.

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Teukka  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:23:09am

re: #177 Belafon
re: #184 Teukka
Forgot my comment to it all: “Hello officer, I want to report a brutal murder by words… A Franklin quote no less…”

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:24:22am

She Said ‘I HATE BLACK PEOPLE’—Now She’s a Rising GOP Star

TWO SIMPLE STEPS

After Crystal Clanton was caught saying that, Clarence Thomas’ wife hired her. Now she’ll be clerking for a federal judge who was on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist.
If you are young, white, ambitious, and hoping to become a prominent conservative, openly declaring your racism seems like a way to hasten your ascent.
It’s worked so far for Crystal Clanton, who back in 2017 briefly made headlines for a text stating, simply but emphatically, “I HATE BLACK PEOPLE. Like fuck them all…I hate blacks. End of story.”

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:28:45am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A rising tide only lifts those boats who are not held down by anchors of debt or poverty…

The upper class mega yachts spew their bilge into the rest of our dingys

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:30:33am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Most of the bad shit in the US results from the continuing influence of fundamentalist Christian Dominionist religion at the highest levels of political power. Mainly, but not entirely, in the Republican Party.

They learned their lesson after Reagan used them to get elected and then tossed them aside as soon as Nancy’s White House Astrologer advised her to.

They went out and insinuated their people into every level of public life, government, schools, public administration, news media, the military, etc.

With Mike Pence they were within one dicky heartbeat of the Presidency.

Think pence was in charge during tfgs “colonoscopy”?

Cheny was for bush

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stpaulbear  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:38:55am

My morning routine includes watching some of the YouTube clips from the MSNBC evening news line-up (the shows on after Chuck Todd), plus as much of Morning Joe as I can stand (he has mostly decent guests if he can STFU and let them talk now and then). Can’t do it today. Every clip I tried to watch is bashing democrats for not having gotten it all done. Republicans are INVISIBLE. This morning it was “Joe Manchin has been willing to negotiate! What’s the problem with progressives?” until I gave up and went straight to Rachael Maddow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:42:06am

re: #187 Dangerman

She Said ‘I HATE BLACK PEOPLE’—Now She’s a Rising GOP Star

TWO SIMPLE STEPS

There is no law against being racist.

There are laws that prevent us from denying people their legal rights or refusing them service/access at public businesses because of their race.

It is, however, clear that one leads to the other, which makes it all the more scary that such statements are not automatically disqualifying.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:43:12am

re: #189 Dangerman

Think pence was in charge during tfgs “colonoscopy”?

Cheny was for bush

No, that came out in one of the recent tell-all books, namely that Trump took it up the butt without anesthetic because he did not want to (even temporarily) hand the reins over to Pence

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:43:46am
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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:45:52am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, that came out in one of the recent tell-all books, namely that Trump took it up the butt without anesthetic because he did not want to (even temporarily) hand the reins over to Pence

From today’s electoral-vote.com

The former president might have used the opportunity to do a public service, and to remind Americans about the value of regular screenings, along the lines of Katie Couric’s live-on-TV colonoscopy a few years ago, but he’s a bit too much of a self-absorbed ass for that. So he lied about it, foregoing the pronouncement that he was literally born to deliver: “This is Donald Trump, reminding you to check your rump.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:46:27am

re: #193 Dangerman

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty underwhelmed by the notion that some people quietly thought about resigning in the face of a persistent, sustained, serious attempt to overthrow an American election

“All that is needed for evil to triumph is for a bunch of party hacks to do nothing but consider quitting.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:47:28am

re: #194 Dangerman

Trump did not become President out of any sense of “public service”, at least any that might inconvenience him in the slightest.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:48:23am

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump did not become President out of any sense of “public service”, at least any that might inconvenience him in the slightest.

No but his scum supporters pretend he gave up everything to save America because that’s what they say at far-right propaganda outlets.

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stpaulbear  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:49:44am

re: #164 darthstar

Mike Lindell is going to prison before this is over.

He will then run in the republican primary for MN governor from jail.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:52:29am

I was reading an article this morning about jobs and no one to fill them. Turns out that those stories of people like me who have filled out hundreds of applications and not got so much as a response of any sort are because of freaking algorithms that look for key words in your resume and applications. Chances are a human never sees them. Which is fucked up and stupid. You can’t tell a person’s experience or life skills from an online form. You surely can’t determine their fit for your workplace without even speaking to them over the damned phone. Also, why in the actual fuck do you need a fucking resume for a entry level or part time retail job?

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:52:37am

re: #50 jaunte

Idiocracy was a warning, not a comedy.

It was a roadmap exploited by the GOP and propagandists in right wing media outlets.

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:54:06am

re: #194 Dangerman

From today’s electoral-vote.com

Nothing Trump does is ever in the service of the public. Even when he purportedly does something for the public - like fixing Wollman Rink, he has ulterior motives, like profiting from the concession for decades thereafter, or getting cushy deals on parkland to build a private golf resort.

He’s always angling for his next score, and doesn’t care about anyone or anything else.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:54:57am

re: #199 A Mom Anon

I was reading an article this morning about jobs and no one to fill them. Turns out that those stories of people like me who have filled out hundreds of applications and not got so much as a response of any sort are because of freaking algorithms that look for key words in your resume and applications. Chances are a human never sees them. Which is fucked up and stupid. You can’t tell a person’s experience or life skills from an online form. You surely can’t determine their fit for your workplace without even speaking to them over the damned phone. Also, why in the actual fuck do you need a fucking resume for a entry level or part time retail job?

To show that you have a Master’s degree to qualify you for the entry-level job.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:55:59am
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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:00:26am

re: #199 A Mom Anon

The algorithms that companies are using to cull resumes of folks from online are awful at getting people in the door for interviews for the jobs actually sought and needed by employers.

When you identify by keyword, all the AI knows is to look for the keyword. It doesn’t know that you’re trying to do a customer service job that requires knowledge of a cash register, or basic math. That’s the fault of not only the HR departments trying to cut their own costs by having fewer people do more work, and outsourcing to HR orgs that do the work for them.

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:03:28am

Saw this yesterday - not sure if it’s made the rounds.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:04:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:05:06am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

No but his scum supporters pretend he gave up everything to save America because that’s what they say at far-right propaganda outlets.

He sold that very well, and in general, most of his support comes from convincing people that he was the ultimate outsider, the anti-politician. which is also what helped make it possible to say and do things that would have derailed the campaign or even the career of any other politician.

and when it came to Covid, I am sure that his reaction (“it’s a hoax, it’s just like the flu! it will be gone in weeks!”) was partially motivated by his concern over loss of revenues from his heavily leveraged properties.

As it was, there was enough fudge room in the half-trillion-dollar relief package (without oversight) to allow him to cover his ass and avoid a rather embarrassing insolvency case involving his loans from China and Russia…

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:05:32am

If you had Andrew Yang on your 3d party switcheroo bingo card, you win. He was never about being a Democrat - he was always about branding himself, and most Democrats saw through his crap pretty clearly - both at the national level and in NY.

NYC dodged a bullet. Yang was a moneyed hack who was never about helping Democrats, only himself.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:06:43am

re: #205 darthstar

Saw this yesterday - not sure if it’s made the rounds.

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That chart is not visually honest. Starting the baseline at 50M makes the improvement look greater than it would from 0.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:06:55am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Write about how your master raped you and sold off your mulatto daughter for a large profit…

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:07:38am

re: #205 darthstar

In a handful of states and some counties within a slightly larger number of states, mostly in the Northeast, the largest number of unvaccinated people are children under 12. Pfizer’s application to get approval for vaccinations for 5-12 year olds would be a game changer since it would help eliminate one of the remaining vectors for covid in the wider population.

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:09:03am

re: #209 Decatur Deb

That chart is not visually honest. Starting the baseline at 50M makes the improvement look greater than it would from 0.

Good catch.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:10:03am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

For extra credit, explain how you learned to write since your jurisdiction prohibits education of slaves.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:10:30am

re: #209 Decatur Deb

That chart is not visually honest. Starting the baseline at 50M makes the improvement look greater than it would at 0.

Done intentionally, obviously, but 18 million people is still not bad, considering how many people claimed they were going to quit or force their employers to fire them rather than get the jab.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:12:56am

re: #212 darthstar

Good catch.

Made a lot of charts for a lot of Generals. I couldn’t have gotten away with that one.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:15:14am

re: #213 Decatur Deb

For extra credit, explain how you learned to write since your jurisdiction prohibits education of slaves.

See, that’s the plus side of writing the letter as a “slave”, you can argue that you can’t have your grade reduced due to spelling of grammar errors, since you’re a “self-taught” slave.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:15:29am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:15:49am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:17:08am

re: #209 Decatur Deb

That chart is not visually honest. Starting the baseline at 50M makes the improvement look greater than it would from 0.

It looks like a Tucker Carlson graph. Civilized people should be better than that.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:18:45am

The Republicans are going to make a big deal about today’s jobs report showing only 194k new jobs in September, but keep in mind two thing. First, its a preliminary number; the August number was revised upward 131,000 in the same report. Most importantly, we were at the height of one of the worst surges of illness and death during the pandemic, which was heavily skewed toward working age people unlike previous surges, and that is almost entirely the fault of the GQP.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:18:49am

re: #219 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It looks like a Tucker Carlson graph. Civilized people should be better than that.

It’s the nature of propaganda. Yes, it makes me sad when our side does it, the same as it makes me mad when the other side does it. It’s annoying, but I also understand why.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:24:01am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

No but his scum supporters pretend he gave up everything to save America because that’s what they say at far-right propaganda outlets.

And that is the shit my brainwashed family endlessly posts on Facebook and Twitter. They worship the ground Trump walks on ‘cause Jay-Zuss told them to!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:25:48am

re: #222 JOE 🥓

And that is the shit my brainwashed family endlessly posts on Facebook and Twitter. They worship the ground Trump walks on ‘cause Jay-Zuss told them to!

When really an utterly-corrupt far-right preacher told them to. Politics cloaked as religion is a huge problem in this country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:26:42am

re: #223 Punish Domestic Terrorists

When really an utterly-corrupt far-right preacher told them to. Politics cloaked as religion is a huge problem in this country.

indirectly subsidized by being exempt from taxation

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:27:51am

re: #180 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:31:08am

About that jobs report: Delta no doubt had an impact, but I’m thinking there were significantly fewer new jobs posted because many employers have had a lot of jobs open for a while that they haven’t been able to fill.

I swear, EVERY store, hotel, restaurant, gas station and casino (I live in a gambling town) I’ve been to lately has “We’re Hiring!” signs plastered all over the place.

If you can’t get people for the jobs you currently have listed, why open more listings?

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:38:48am

re: #208 lawhawk

If you had Andrew Yang on your 3d party switcheroo bingo card, you win. He was never about being a Democrat - he was always about branding himself, and most Democrats saw through his crap pretty clearly - both at the national level and in NY.

NYC dodged a bullet. Yang was a moneyed hack who was never about helping Democrats, only himself.

Didn’t stop the Press Corpse from endlessly slobbering over him when he ran for Mayor.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:42:14am

re: #226 Eclectic Cyborg

About that jobs report: Delta no doubt had an impact, but I’m thinking there were significantly fewer new jobs posted because many employers have had a lot of jobs open for a while that they haven’t been able to fill.

I swear, EVERY store, hotel, restaurant, gas station and casino (I live in a gambling town) I’ve been to lately has “We’re Hiring!” signs plastered all over the place.

If you can’t get people for the jobs you currently have listed, why open more listings?

The upside is that 194k is not a terrible number, and we’ve added five million jobs so far this year. Its a simple fact that with a raging pandemic, people are going to hunker down a bit, and that will reduce economic activity. Vaccinated people have good sense, and they don’t want to get even a mild case of covid.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:43:45am

re: #208 lawhawk

If you had Andrew Yang on your 3d party switcheroo bingo card, you win. He was never about being a Democrat - he was always about branding himself, and most Democrats saw through his crap pretty clearly - both at the national level and in NY.

NYC dodged a bullet. Yang was a moneyed hack who was never about helping Democrats, only himself.

I knew someone online who lost her mind over him, ignored all the people who pointed out that he is not a good candidate, and lost her large social media following. All to support a hack.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:46:21am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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ericblair  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:48:19am

re: #228 No Malarkey!

The upside is that 194k is not a terrible number, and we’ve added five million jobs so far this year. Its a simple fact that with a raging pandemic, people are going to hunker down a bit, and that will reduce economic activity. Vaccinated people have good sense, and they don’t want to get even a mild case of covid.

I’d be interested to see the regional and state breakdowns on this number.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:50:53am

re: #230 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Recently heard from a college age person who said “communism failed because they put everyone on welfare and nobody would work anymore.” Never heard of gulags or shock workers I guess. I wonder now if this bit of mythology came from a similar home-school bullshit course.

In the Soviet Union it was illegal to be unemployed.

For that, everyone was guaranteed employment.

For that, they were paid in money that they could not spend. There was roughly three times as many Rubles in circulation than goods to buy with them.

The practical upswing is that everybody had a job but they worked about a third of the time, the rest was spent loafing or ducking out to stand in line at a store…

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:02:20am

Amazing how right wing Pulpit Pimps turned my relatives into lemmings who insist JC and his Sonshine Band are gonna turn the Holy Hoover Vacuum Cleaner any second to suck them up to Hay-Venn!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:06:37am

And now the latest entry at sorryantivaxxer.com.

Almost hear Rod Serling’s voice introducing the newest addition to his Night Gallery when I read the introduction

Marlon Hampton, 49, Chattanooga, TN, unvaxxed, dead from COVID, this story is about Patrick Hampton.

According to this obituary, Marlon Hampton died on October 6, 2021. He died in his home after being taken out of the hospital by his brother Patrick Hampton. Patrick is a right-wing activist in Chattanooga. He has several Facebook accounts with a total of 180,000 followers. Patrick is a columnist for the “Patriot Post” and two days before his brother died he published this article patriotpost.us We’ll show the posts of Patrick taking his brother out of the care of doctors at Erlanger Clinic because they wouldn’t treat him with Ivermectin and vitamins. Marlon subsequently died at home.

In other words Patrick killed his brother. Is he going to get away with it?

sorryantivaxxer.com

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:10:19am

re: #234 JOE 🥓

And now the latest entry at sorryantivaxxer.com.

Almost hear Rod Serling’s voice introducing the newest addition to his Night Gallery when I read the introduction

Marlon Hampton, 49, Chattanooga, TN, unvaxxed, dead from COVID, this story is about Patrick Hampton.

According to this obituary, Marlon Hampton died on October 6, 2021. He died in his home after being taken out of the hospital by his brother Patrick Hampton. Patrick is a right-wing activist in Chattanooga. He has several Facebook accounts with a total of 180,000 followers. Patrick is a columnist for the “Patriot Post” and two days before his brother died he published this article patriotpost.us We’ll show the posts of Patrick taking his brother out of the care of doctors at Erlanger Clinic because they wouldn’t treat him with Ivermectin and vitamins. Marlon subsequently died at home.

In other words Patrick killed his brother. Is he going to get away with it?

sorryantivaxxer.com

Being too crazy to vaccinate killed this idiot.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:12:27am

LOL, my view of the world now too:

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:14:52am

re: #236 b.d. (The war is over)

LOL, my view of the world now too:

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:19:11am

re: #236 b.d. (The war is over)

LOL, my view of the world now too:

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The Love John…ready for another couple’s flush…The Love John…gonna flush all your troubles away…

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Wile E. Wonka  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:21:27am

re: #232 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The practical upswing is that everybody had a job but they worked about a third of the time, the rest was spent loafing or ducking out to stand in line at a store…

The running gag, at least in the Brezhnev years, was “we pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Said with, I’m sure, a particularly Russian shrug that can’t quite be translated into English.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:27:32am

(Stuart mentions later in the text that these are French war graves photographed at Laffaux on 14th May 1917.)

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:28:20am

re: #239 Wile E. Wonka

The running gag, at least in the Brezhnev years, was “we pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Said with, I’m sure, a particularly Russian shrug that can’t quite be translated into English.

Remember when I met chess Grandmaster Eddie Gufeld when he emigrated to the US. I asked him what amazed him most and he replied, “Joey, my sister insisted that the first play she would take me to was a Supermarket…I was shocked to see no lines outside the market and the shelves were completely stocked!”

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No Malarkey!  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:31:04am

re: #241 JOE 🥓

Remember when I met chess Grandmaster Eddie Gufeld when he emigrated to the US. I asked him what amazed him most and he replied, “Joey, my sister insisted that the first play she would take me to was a Supermarket…I was shocked to see no lines outside the market and the shelves were completely stocked!”

Reminds me of a scene from I think “Moscow on the Hudson” in which Robin Williams is overwhelmed by the variety of coffee stocked in the store.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:31:13am

re: #239 Wile E. Wonka

The running gag, at least in the Brezhnev years, was “we pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Said with, I’m sure, a particularly Russian shrug that can’t quite be translated into English.

Under Gorbachev they did at least crack down on people being physically present at work, but they generally went out of their way to do as little as possible.

Then there was the “night watchman generation”, the dissidents and dropouts who took a doorman’s job where they were paid to just sit and read. Russian rock legend Viktor Tsoy had a job guarding a warehouse where he could put in a string of back-to back 16-hour shifts and then take a week off to concentrate on his music.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:32:17am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Reminds me of a scene from I think “Moscow on the Hudson” in which Robin Williams is overwhelmed by the variety of coffee stocked in the store.

“Excuse me, where is the line for coffee?”

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:35:47am

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

Otters are cute, but give them half a chance and they’ll tear your aorta out.

Aquatic weasels.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:37:14am

re: #245 BeenHereAwhile

Aquatic flesh-ripping weasels.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:38:37am

re: #189 Dangerman

Think pence was in charge during tfgs “colonoscopy”?

Cheny was for bush

Pence is so far up Trump’s ass is that he said Turn out the light! during TFG’s colonoscopy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:38:48am
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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:40:21am

re: #239 Wile E. Wonka

The running gag, at least in the Brezhnev years, was “we pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Said with, I’m sure, a particularly Russian shrug that can’t quite be translated into English.

I, as a US academic used that line all the time. Just proves that professors are all Commies, I guess.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:41:06am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:42:01am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even running it as a shakedown operation for foreign govts and having a whole political party forced to use it exclusively he still lost big money.

They also kept Prestwick air base open in Scotland so that he could compel military personnel to stay at his nearby hotel. Even though the rooms and meals exceeded their travel cost allowances.

Why is he not in jail?

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wrenchwench  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:46:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:48:03am

Kentucky’s new school choice program is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Friday.

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s decision delivers a crippling blow to the fledgling education opportunity account program, which narrowly became law earlier this year.

In his decision, Shepherd enjoined state officials from enforcing the parts of House Bill 563 that deal with the school choice program. They will not be allowed to approve the creation of any account granting organizations or education opportunity accounts, nor can they grant any tax credits to fund either.

“This Court does not dispute that many students and their families, both in public and private schools, could greatly benefit from the financial assistance provided for in this legislation,” Shepherd wrote.

“Yet, the very fact that so many children need additional educational assistance, beyond what is presently funded and appropriated for the public schools, is an indication that we, as a state, may well be falling short of the constitutional mandate of ‘an efficient system of common schools’ as defined in the Rose case.”

Shepherd’s ruling can be appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:51:49am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:56:57am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:57:25am

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

My kittens destroyed the blinds in two rooms. I’m hoping I won’t have to pay for it because I’ve been here a long time, have horizontal blinds, and they moved to vertical blinds in newly renovated units. I think the vertical blinds look better, but the real benefit is that they collect MUCH less dust.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:57:50am

re: #255 jaunte

Trump will defer the payments into a future in which he’s gone bankrupt again.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:58:25am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

I seem to recall the Trump hotel INSANELY overpriced their rooms. That might also be why they’ve done such shitty business.

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:59:35am

re: #257 jaunte

Trump will defer the payments into a future in which he’s gone bankrupt again.

He’ll defer the payments until he dies, then leave his kids penniless. Actually not a terrible outcome.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:59:40am

re: #255 jaunte

I wish I could get a SIX YEAR deferment on some of my bills.

/

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:00:37am

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

And the drinks!

“…It’s safe to say the Trump hotel’s Benjamin Bar & Lounge is now the most expensive overall bar in all of Washington, and its price hikes are the hugest I’ve ever seen, especially in such a short period.

When the hotel opened on September 12, cocktail prices ranged from $16 to $20—not cheap, but not totally unheard of for a luxury hotel. Then in October, we noted those exact same cocktails had been jacked up to the $20 to $24 range. By that time, the bar had also introduced its $100 cocktail, a martini with three types of vodka, three oysters, and a tin of caviar. (Disturbingly, a bartender told me some people put the oysters in the martini.)washingtonian.com

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:01:57am

The oyster-caviar turducken of martinis. What a slob.

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makeitstop  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:02:38am

Has this thread been posted yet?

If Wilson is right, might as well just turn off the lights right now.

(OTOH, it could be a head fake. At least I fucking hope so.)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:02:47am

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

I seem to recall the Trump hotel INSANELY overpriced their rooms. That might also be why they’ve done such shitty business.

You have to when it’s a grift extracting money from people who want favors from a corrupt President. I guess not enough people wanted favors to make up for Trump’s failure as a businessman. Trump’s hillbilly former social media director showed us that Trump does not have his eye on his spending at all.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:03:50am

re: #172 Ming5000

Today, Chair @SenatorDurbin asked the D.C. Bar to conduct a review of Jeffrey Clark’s conduct.

And the member of the DC Bar assigned to review bar complaints of members whose last name begins with “C”, goes, “oh shit.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:05:20am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:07:45am

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope her religion can pray her up a new kidney.
It may be someone from her religious group that offered up their kidney for her, but they’re just too far off the deep-end to benefit from science.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:09:29am

re: #259 darthstar

He’ll defer the payments until he dies, then leave his kids penniless. Actually not a terrible outcome.

Hope it happens soon!

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:10:20am

re: #260 Eclectic Cyborg

I wish I could get a SIX YEAR deferment on some of my bills.

/

Have you tried claiming executive privilege?

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:10:51am

Mr. My Pillow gonna get hit with a Mr. Bill

Idaho plans to hit Mike Lindell with a bill for audit that discredited his baseless election conspiracy

CNN interview

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:12:42am

re: #263 makeitstop

Why issue subpoenas if you’re even going to enforce them?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:13:02am

The point of all these election audits is to keep people believing that election results are inherently suspicious. This is all to justify the GOP throwing out all the results they don’t like next year and in 2024.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:13:27am

re: #270 JOE 🥓

Like he’s going to actually pay it.

/

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:13:48am

re: #270 JOE 🥓

Mr. My Pillow gonna get hit with a Mr. Bill

Idaho plans to hit Mike Lindell with a bill for audit that discredited his baseless election conspiracy

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I can’t play the video right now, but unless Lindell contracted to pay for the audit when it found nothing, I don’t see how they can do that. Tricking idiots into wasting money isn’t billable.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:14:03am

re: #273 Eclectic Cyborg

Like he’s going to actually pay it.

/

He’ll send them some coupon codes.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:14:46am

re: #232 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In the Soviet Union it was illegal to be unemployed.

For that, everyone was guaranteed employment.

For that, they were paid in money that they could not spend. There was roughly three times as many Rubles in circulation than goods to buy with them.

The practical upswing is that everybody had a job but they worked about a third of the time, the rest was spent loafing or ducking out to stand in line at a store…

Russians joked in the 1960s; “we pretend to work, they pretend to pay us.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:14:55am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:18:30am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:19:24am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because relative scores on a written test of academic ability present us with a representative and objective measure of relative intelligence?

Sure, I’ll accept that premise as long as white people are favored…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:21:35am

This guy was trying to kill himself, but was still sensible enough to have his mask on when he did it.

Suicidal man leaps from the ninth floor of a New Jersey high-rise 100ft up and somehow SURVIVES after landing on a BMW (Daily Fail)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:23:04am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:25:52am
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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:27:29am

re: #280 Punish Domestic Terrorists

This guy was trying to kill himself, but was still sensible enough to have his mask on when he did it.

Suicidal man leaps from the ninth floor of a New Jersey high-rise 100ft up and somehow SURVIVES after landing on a BMW (Daily Fail)

Wonder if he changed his mind after he jumped?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:28:29am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:29:23am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cletus safari reporting is spreading.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:31:22am

re: #283 BeenHereAwhile

Wonder if he changed his mind after he let jumped?

That’s the problem jumping from a high place. If you change your mind on the way down, you die screaming in terror.

The impact with the BMW may be enough of a shock to snap him out of the severe depression that leads to suicide. At the least it gets him hospitalized for the arm, and they can have someone from their mental health group talk to him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:33:18am

this thread is maddening

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:33:32am

re: #271 Eclectic Cyborg

I am very skeptical about anything Rick Wilson says. Lincoln Project or no, he is still at heart a right-wing hack who will return to his ‘hackiness’ the second little Donnie from Queens is out of the picture.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:33:57am

so basically it proves that kids who got 2 years of pre-k scored higher than kids who didn’t?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:34:15am

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:36:19am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:38:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:39:42am

re: #289 sagehen

If Andrew Sullivan wants to keep writing his race science shit, it’s worth noting (as an intern of his in 2013): At a private meeting, his entire staff challenged him on it until he asked, exasperated, “well, why didn’t Africa conquer Europe, then?”

Because human civilization and culture is a contest which White People have been winning…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:41:32am
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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:41:55am

re: #288 The Squire of Logos

I am very skeptical about anything Rick Wilson says. Lincoln Project or no, he is still at heart a right-wing hack who will return to his ‘hackiness’ the second little Donnie from Queens is out of the picture.

I respect Rick Wilson as a political operative, and follow him on twitter.

That being said, Rick Wilson is a Florida Republican operative.

Given the state of the Florida Republican party in which he had a hand in fomenting, nuff said.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:43:08am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Reminds me of a scene from I think “Moscow on the Hudson” in which Robin Williams is overwhelmed by the variety of coffee stocked in the store.

And the earlier scene when Robin Williams’ character’s grandad opens his fridge and it’s all vodka.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:43:12am

re: #294 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Looking at the way the Delta variant has spread like wildfire amongst the unvaccinated, it’s a goddamned miracle that the alpha strain wasn’t as contagious. We’d have never held out long enough to get the vaccine into circulation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:45:09am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:45:28am

re: #294 Punish Domestic Terrorists

How is it that don’t you know about Delta or willful Conservative ignorance? A terrible variant arrived, and the dumbest half of our right-wingers refuse to vaccinate because science and the common-good are alien concepts to them.

I grow increasingly convinced that Conservatism is less a political philosophy or ideology than it is an expression of a mass personality disorder: contrarian, confrontational, sociopathic, aggressive and malicious.

People who delight in getting a rise out of their “opponents” and are willing to go to any length to “show them up”. People who do not shy from breaking the law or even engaging in violent acts to implement their agenda.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:50:39am

re: #288 The Squire of Logos

I am very skeptical about anything Rick Wilson says. Lincoln Project or no, he is still at heart a right-wing hack who will return to his ‘hackiness’ the second little Donnie from Queens is out of the picture.

I’ve seen nothing at all either way about whether the subpoenas will be enforced.

But I have to admit that I heard a thud when I read Wilson’s tweet, which was my heart crashing to the floor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:51:12am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:51:17am

re: #270 JOE 🥓

Mr. My Pillow gonna get hit with a Mr. Bill

Idaho plans to hit Mike Lindell with a bill for audit that discredited his baseless election conspiracy

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There are still a few old school rethuglicans here in the State. In a sign of the times, the Idaho GOP (not gqp) is not only encouraging, but practically begging people to cross party lines and vote in the rethuglican closed primary to hopefully drive the qballs and sovcits out. I’m of two minds on this. I left that party for a reason and the idea of helping them clean up their house would be a very bitter pill to swallow.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:52:55am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:53:27am

lol

Flynn’s trouble started on Sept. 17, when he led a congregation at Nebraska pastor Hank Kunneman’s Lord of Hosts Church in prayer. Flynn’s prayer included invocations to “sevenfold rays” and “legions,” two phrases that struck some of Flynn’s followers as strange.

“We are your instrument of those sevenfold rays and all your archangels, all of them,” Flynn said, later adding, “We will be the instrument of your will, whatever it is. In your name, and in the name of your legions, we are freeborn, and we shall remain freeborn, and we shall not be enslaved by any foe.”

As video of the prayer circulated in online conspiracy theorist groups, the references to “legions” and “rays” soon sparked speculation among Flynn’s right-wing supporters that their hero had been lured to the dark side. Always on the lookout for the Satanic influence they imagine lurks at the heart of the world, they claimed that Flynn had secretly been worshiping the devil. Worse, since the congregation was repeating the prayer after Flynn, the rumor went, he had duped hundreds of Christians into joining the ritual.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:53:31am

re: #214 Dopamine Fish

Done intentionally, obviously, but 18 million people is still not bad, considering how many people claimed they were going to quit or force their employers to fire them rather than get the jab.

28 million, not 18 million.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:56:02am

There’s this…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:57:49am

re: #304 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nothing would give me more enjoyment than to see all the Qballs turn on Mike Flynn.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:00:12am

bwahahahahahahaaaaa

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:01:08am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:02:03am

re: #304 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol

If our deranged-right succeeded in remaking America in their image, they’d then tear each other apart.

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A Cranky One  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:02:20am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:04:06am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:04:35am

re: #302 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

There are still a few old school rethuglicans here in the State. In a sign of the times, the Idaho GOP (not gqp) is not only encouraging, but practically begging people to cross party lines and vote in the rethuglican closed primary to hopefully drive the qballs and sovcits out. I’m of two minds on this. I left that party for a reason and the idea of helping them clean up their house would be a very bitter pill to swallow.

Is it a district where a D has a snowball’s chance in hell? If not, might as well vote for the Sane-R to prevent the election of the Insane-R.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:11:02am

re: #304 Backwoods_Sleuth

Michael Flynn has embraced his profitable role as a QAnon star. But now QAnon has turned on him, accusing him of being a Satanist agent after he led a church congregation in what they say is a Satanic prayer borrowed from a nuclear doomsday cult.

We keep thinking that the craziness will turn on and mutually consume itself, but somehow they come out even stronger and more crayzee at the end

I am currently distressed. too many people are affected, too many other influential people are watching cynically from the sidelines hoping to profit from it. I see no way that we can turn this wreck around without sinking down to their level, at which point we really have lost.

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mmmirele  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:12:21am

re: #171 darthstar

His pillows aren’t that good.

No kidding. My brother got sucked into the hype and flatly told me, “His pillows are no good.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:12:45am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

Joe Biden’s DOJ is weaponizing the FBI against parents for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Biden’s message is clear: Support critical race theory in your children’s schools or we will come after you.

“They’re cancelling our cancel!”

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:15:19am

re: #294 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The virus has had a year to evolve and spread into further corners of our country.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:15:53am

re: #281 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Senate which is worse than gerrymandered (at least gerrymandered districts these days all have to have approximately the same number of residents), more than half the Senate does not share that view.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:17:18am

re: #313 sagehen

Is it a district where a D has a snowball’s chance in hell? If not, might as well vote for the Sane-R to prevent the election of the Insane-R.

It’s mainly about the Governors race. The Lt. Gov is a qball covidiot who wants the job and then you have the sovcit ass wipe Bundy also trying for the ring as well. The Idaho GOP wants those wack-a-loons gone by any means. Even if that means inviting/begging people to cross political line to do it. You have to understand, the Idaho GOP fought tooth and nail to close their primary to any but the party faithful. To have to actually beg people to cross party lines and help them clean up their mess is an even more bitter pill for them to swallow. But it at the very least, shows they want those idiots gone and banished.

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CleverToad  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:38:06am

re: #290 Dopamine Fish

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