Biden Declines Trump Request to Withhold White House Records From Jan. 6 Committee

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Not a huge surprise because Trump isn’t the chief executive any more, and I’d say he burned all his good will bridges with this administration a while back: Biden declines Trump request to withhold White House records from Jan. 6 committee.

Still good to see that Biden is doing the right thing here, because Trump isn’t going to stop pushing it.

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday formally blocked an attempt by former President Donald Trump to withhold documents from Congress related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, setting up a legal showdown between the current and former presidents over executive privilege.

In a letter to the National Archives obtained by NBC News, White House Counsel Dana Remus rejected an attempt by Trump’s attorneys to withhold documents requested by the House Select Committee regarding the then-president’s activities on Jan. 6, writing that “President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.”

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:53:54pm

Looking forward to Bannon being held in contempt. Watch Meadows sing.

2
PhillyPretzel  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:57:48pm

re: #1 darthstar

I would like to hear them all sing. But I know that is too much.

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:58:52pm

Burn the GOP to the ground. Salt the earth where the GOP took root, and treat their leaders and henchmen as the modern day Confederacy - insurrectionists who got caught and lost. Never let them hold power again.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 4:59:56pm

Also in Biden undoing Trump:

[…]

On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9682 to reduce the monument by over 860,000 acres. Proclamation 9682 removes protection from objects of historic and scientific interest across the Grand Staircase-Escalante landscape, including some resources Proclamation 6920 specifically identifies for protection. Multiple parties challenged Proclamation 9682 in Federal court, asserting that it exceeded the President’s authority under the Antiquities Act.

Restoring the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to its size and boundaries as they existed prior to December 4, 2017, will ensure that this exceptional and inimitable landscape filled with an unparalleled diversity of resources will be properly protected and will continue to provide the living laboratory that has produced so many dramatic discoveries in the first quarter century of its existence. Given the unique nature of the objects identified across the Grand Staircase-Escalante landscape, the threat of damage and destruction to those objects, and the current inadequate protection they are afforded, a reservation of this size is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects of historic and scientific interest named in this proclamation and Proclamation 6920.

[…]

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, hereby proclaim the objects identified above and in Proclamation 6920 that are situated upon lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government to be the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (monument) and, for the purpose of protecting those objects, reserve as part thereof all lands and interests in lands not currently reserved as part of a monument reservation and that are owned or controlled by the Federal Government within the boundaries described on the accompanying map, which is attached to and forms a part of this proclamation. […]

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:01:49pm

About today’s jobs report. It was nowhere near as bad as the pundits claimed. In fact, it was better than 40% of the monthly job figures under Trump.

Remember when Trump would tout massive jobs figures, when they were 150k? 160k?

Yeah, it was worse than today’s figure. Today’s figure is actually quite in line with other September figures from the past decade. But that doesn’t fit the narrative of the economy faltering and Biden’s economic agenda teetering on the razor’s edge.

Pundits gotta pundit, and media outlets have their narratives to spin.

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:02:11pm

re: #190 Dangerman

Last week my October fell into the dumper

Today I dragged it out kicking and screaming.
I will not be denied by inanimate objects or crappily written software.

I’m back to my usual chipper self

Mrsdm is pleased
She is also a saint

Aaannnndddd….

I may, just may, have gotten most of my run back.
Time will tell

I’m slated to run 8 miles tomorrow
I can’t remember.rthe last time I was able to run that far

More to come

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Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:02:52pm
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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:04:25pm

re: #191 I Would Prefer Not To

Saint Danger does have a rather nice ring to it.

That would be saint MRSdanger

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:05:28pm

re: #4 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Trump should never have been able to shrink the National Monuments as the Antiquities Act doesn’t give him that power. This reverses that historic wrong.

And GOPers are busy screeching about how this undermines states’ rights or that it overturns the will of local communities, including Mike Lee of Utah.

Utah… which is one of several states where tourism is a huge cash cow, and the Big Five is a huge part of that tourism: Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches.

Those local communities all around the state profit from tourism dollars and those have far greater benefit to the localities than some energy company drilling and polluting the land, desecrating Native American sacred lands, and leaving the local communities worse off when the mineral deposits are depleted because they’ll be stuck with the pollution, the damage, and the costs.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:08:40pm

So guys, you will probably want to skip over this. Ladies.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:09:39pm

Interesting how Trump is quick to try to take advantage of the norms and standards of federal government when he needs them, while ignoring or outright wrecking them when he doesn’t.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:12:08pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Yes. I do not remember what the office was called but it was to track and prevent disease from taking hold in the USA. DT did away with said office since it was never used. And after that COVID-19 came to the USA.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:12:48pm

On TCM right now, a Nancy Sinatra special from 1967. It’s so very, very, very 1967.

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lawhawk  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:13:35pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

He’s no different than the Stupid Sopranos. He’s a mob boss right down the language, the grifts, cons, and skimming profits at every opportunity, all while having a house of cards that would collapse under close scrutiny.

The one thing that kept him out of trouble all these decades was that he had inherited his real estate fortune from his racist dad. He had money to burn. And quickly learned that it’s far better to burn other people’s money than to spend a dime of his own.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:17:06pm

Man, I love VS Code. It’s just an incredible code editor. When you start using Emmet and the code formatting tools, the productivity improvement is amazing. I used to waste so much time on repetitive typing of common code. The live syntax checking is also incredible.

BBEdit was my jam for many years. But as soon as I started trying VS Code I knew this was the next step in the evolution of code editors.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:18:43pm
Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been on a relentless media tour since his pardon last year, sitting for interviews with even the most obscure right-wing media outlets to promote the MAGA agenda.

But on Tuesday, Flynn appeared on a little-known YouTube channel called Truth Unveiled TV for a very different reason: rebutting the idea that he led a church congregation in a Satanic ritual borrowed from a nuclear doomsday cult.

Michael Flynn to QAnon Believers: I’m Not a Satanist! (The Daily Beast)

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:20:16pm

re: #10 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

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gocart mozart  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:32:37pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:33:00pm

re: #17 A Mom Anon

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:37:57pm

re: #19 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:41:35pm

A headline like this is sure to set some people off:

Do women have better sex under socialism?

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:44:54pm

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A headline like this is sure to set some people off:

Do women have better sex under socialism?

UNDER SOCIALISM WE ARE ALL F*CKED, SO YES!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:48:43pm

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A headline like this is sure to set some people off:

Do women have better sex under socialism?

Probably depends on their positions.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:50:37pm

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Shouldn’t it be ‘among’ socialism?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:54:30pm

Ok, so some headlines are tantalizing. Others however I qualify as “stupid”. E.g.:

Dinosaurs once roamed the Arctic. What can they tell us about adapting to a changing climate?

Without going into the content of the article, the first response (and the best response) to such a question is - spend a few million generations evolving.

Because that is how any species adapts.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:54:52pm

re: #20 sagehen

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Decatur Deb  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:55:10pm

“From each according to his endurance, to each according to her needs.” Marx had it right there in Critique of the Gotha Program.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 8, 2021 • 5:57:17pm

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A headline like this is sure to set some people off:

Do women have better sex under socialism?

Universal, free medical care can cure a lot of headaches.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:11:02pm

I need a laugh!

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prairiefire  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:11:33pm

re: #10 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:12:48pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:12:53pm

Cries of CANCEL CULTURE! will be loud:

YouTube to demonetise videos promoting climate change denial

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:22:03pm
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nines09  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:23:22pm

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:24:12pm

Because evolution is real no matter how much creationists deny it:

Mutant of delta variant blamed for Nevada man’s rapid reinfection

The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory has identified a rare case of COVID-19 reinfection occurring just 22 days after the patient first tested positive.

The patient, an unvaccinated 31-year-old Mineral County man with no underlying health conditions, first tested positive for the delta variant and then, three weeks later, for a different strain that evolved from the delta variant, Mark Pandori, director of the lab at the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine, told the Review-Journal this week.

Infection from COVID-19 typically results in immunity from reinfection for a minimum of several months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such rapid reinfection, especially in a young and healthy individual, could mean that the virus has mutated to a degree that makes it more resistant than previously seen to the protection afforded by past infection or from vaccination.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:28:32pm

In good news, San Diego County, fifth most populous county in the US, is up to 79.4% fully vaccinated (12+) and 88.7% with at least one dose.

However, vaccination rates have slowed. The remaining 10% of the eligible population appear to be intransigent.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:28:55pm

re: #35 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

more resistant than previously seen to the protection afforded by past infection or from vaccination.

Well that’s not good.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:29:14pm

re: #35 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

could mean that the virus has mutated to a degree that makes it more resistant than previously seen to the protection afforded by past infection or from vaccination.

They can only argue the first at the moment.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:29:21pm
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:30:24pm

re: #37 jaunte

Well that’s not good.

The mu variant was also resistant to the vaccine, but it died a swift death at Delta’s hands because Delta is still the most contagious sunofabitch on the block. We’ll see how the new variant fares.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:33:30pm

(sigh)

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:34:08pm

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

(sigh)

So the 5th Circus Court of Appeals is bound and determined to say, “Fuck the Constitution.” Got it.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:37:00pm

re: #39 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Everyone should see that whole segment.

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:40:52pm

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A headline like this is sure to set some people off:

Do women have better sex under socialism?

The rest of us see meaningless word salad

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:46:30pm

re: #44 Dangerman

The rest of us see meaningless word salad

Oh I’m sure. That fact that it’s from France may lead them to only misuse the term ‘Socialism’ by one degree rather than the usual 2 or 3 degrees in American “discourse” (yes those are dick air quotes). That will probably be it’s only redeeming quality. Not going to waste the time or kill the brain cells on it.

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CleverToad  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:49:55pm

re: #10 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

So guys, you will probably want to skip over this. Ladies.

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Dangerman  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:56:14pm
“The Democratic National Committee is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Republicans aimed at curbing the use of mail voting,” NBC News reports.

“Fourteen Pennsylvania Republican legislators filed a lawsuit against the commonwealth on Aug. 31, arguing that a 2019 law that expanded access to mail voting to all eligible voters was unconstitutional.”

11 of those 14 Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the law that they now claim is unconstitutional.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2021 • 6:58:18pm

niterz, lizardz!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:11:36pm

re: #20 sagehen

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Jay C  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:13:54pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

niterz, lizardz!

Sweet Birb is an African Grey parrot: they live quite a while (decades): maybe he just outlived his owner…?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:14:58pm

re: #50 Jay C

Sweet Birb is an African Grey parrot: they live quite a while (decades): maybe he just outlived his owner…?

AFAIK, African Greys also form some kind of bonds, so that would make him a very sad birb, as well as a very beautiful and sweet one.

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:25:32pm

Tonight’s baseball bachelor fud (wife’s at the Giants’ game)…home grown tomatoes, lemon grass, and herbs with local ling cod, coconut cream, jalapeno, and onion.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:29:43pm

This week’s Lower Decks and What If…? are both excellent.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:33:51pm

Well, here’s a picture of our Feline Overlord, lazing in the leaves on a spring morning in April:

And here is a slightly photoshopped image of her with our Advent Calendar from last Christmas (we don’t actually celebrate the day, being non-religious, we just like some of the trappings).

We had to help her step on a rainbow this week and go join the Overlords Above because a mouth cancer was eating her alive.

There is a Socket-shaped hole in the house where a sweet, sweet cat used to be. She loved belly rubs.

Sigh.

Such is life with animals.

I buried her in the back yard with her brethren.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:40:01pm

The warnings have begun!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:40:14pm

re: #52 darthstar

Tonight’s baseball bachelor fud (wife’s at the Giants’ game)…home grown tomatoes, lemon grass, and herbs with local ling cod, coconut cream, jalapeno, and onion.

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That looks fabulous! I’m drooling!

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:45:35pm

re: #52 darthstar

Tonight’s baseball bachelor fud (wife’s at the Giants’ game)…home grown tomatoes, lemon grass, and herbs with local ling cod, coconut cream, jalapeno, and onion.

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Is your ling cod the same fish as our Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Cobia?

tallahassee.com

Best eating white-fleshed fish in the GoM.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:46:29pm

re: #54 austin_blue

{{{}}}

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darthstar  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:48:30pm

re: #58 austin_blue

Is your ling cod the same fish as our Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Cobia?

tallahassee.com

Best eating white-fleshed fish in the GoM.

Ours get this lovely blue-green color but yes, same family. Best white fleshed fish in the ocean in my opinion.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:49:52pm

re: #54 austin_blue

Well, here’s a picture of our Feline Overlord, lazing in the leaves on a spring morning in April:

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We had to help her step on a rainbow this week and go join the Overlords Above because a mouth cancer was eating her alive.

There is a Socket-shaped hole in the house where a sweet, sweet cat used to be. She loved belly rubs.

Sigh.

Such is life with animals.

I buried her in the back yard with her brethren.

I am so sorry. My eldest just made that journey a month or so ago.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:53:05pm

re: #59 Sherlock Hound

{{{}}}

Thnx.

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EPR-radar  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:54:27pm

re: #54 austin_blue

My sympathy for your loss. Pets really are part of the family.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:56:08pm

re: #49 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

We’ll be going with these circlets, Stones will be Blue for hers and Brown for mine.

etsy.com

Beautiful!

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:57:24pm

re: #54 austin_blue

I’m so sorry. I hate saying goodbye to fur babies. Big hugs all around, it’s the only downside of having and loving them. 💔

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:57:26pm

re: #60 darthstar

Ours get this lovely blue-green color but yes, same family. Best white fleshed fish in the ocean in my opinion.

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Oh, no no no, not the same. That fish you sent me is some flavor of sea bass. The GoM Cobia is more akin to a Wahoo. Long, lean, and tending toward deep blue water as opposed to in-shore.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 7:59:01pm

Look who released music this year (I just heard it on the radio):

Billy Idol - Bitter Taste (Official Music Video)

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:02:18pm

Some employees at my company held a pre-dawn protest outside the plant against the company mandate, due to Biden’s executive order, for vaccination by the 18th of December. It wasn’t there when I got to work a little before nine, and, from what I understand, they packed up before work started so they wouldn’t be late. It will be interesting to see if any quit.

heraldbanner.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:19:33pm

Paint chips.
Lead paint chips.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:20:04pm

re: #63 EPR-radar

My sympathy for your loss. Pets really are part of the family.

It happened really fast. She started drooling three weeks ago and we thought “What has she eaten she’s trying to get rid of?” A few days later we noticed she was bleeding from the mouth. Hoping it was an impacted/infected tooth, we took her to the Emergency Vet facility and checked her in. She was running no fever. Uh oh. Not good. They took a tissue biopsy from below her right lower jaw and sent it off for testing. We got some pain pills, which proved useful when we got the biopsy report that said the sample was a squamous cell carcinoma with cancer cells extending to all margins.

This is a nice way of saying that your cat has an inoperable tumor that is extraordinarily aggressive and you should enter palliative care and love her as much as you can because that tumor is going to keep her from being able to eat in less than two weeks.

(I had a cat, my first “on my own as an adult animal companion” who was a hoot. Pure white, but not deaf, Raoul De La Perlimpinpin was a treasure. The cat would fetch. The cat would cuddle. The cat would sleep on you head. When he was 11, he got a fibersarcoma at the injection point between his shoulder blades.

I should have listened to the vet who said that removing the existing tumors was pointless because they would just grow back, faster and bigger. I made that cat, and me, suffer because I thought that was what you did for the pets you loved.

I vowed never to do that again.)

Socket was a rescue kitty from the ‘hood and we have no idea how old she was, but our best guess was 10+. She was spayed and had an eye professionally removed and sewn shut long before she showed up in the ‘hood.

She never bit, she never scratched. She literally would fall asleep when you scratched her belly. The sweetest cat I have ever known.

There: that’s a proper epitaph.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:21:40pm

re: #70 austin_blue

What a love, and how good you made her last years, no matter how rough her early ones.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:26:38pm

re: #71 retired cynic

What a love, and how good you made her last years, no matter how rough her early ones.

You try! They’re family.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:31:32pm

re: #70 austin_blue

Sorry to hear about your kitty. It’s always hard to let them go.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:35:16pm

re: #69 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Paint chips.
Lead paint chips.

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So we’re getting ultraviolet tattoos when we’re vaccinated?

(oddly enough, I’ve heard of ultraviolet tattoos for people who want to look normal at work and festive at the club…)

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:37:41pm

re: #73 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Sorry to hear about your kitty. It’s always hard to let them go.

Let’s not sugar coat it. What’s hard is to sit down with your wife and decide when you should kill your cat or dog. We think we got this one right. We had decided to do the nasty on Tuesday morning, and on Tuesday morning she wouldn’t eat, which she did lustily the night before. I buried her in the back yard, that same day.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:41:52pm

re: #3 lawhawk

Burn the GOP to the ground. Salt the earth where the GOP took root, and treat their leaders and henchmen as the modern day Confederacy - insurrectionists who got caught and lost. Never let them hold power again.

We need to do more than treat them like the modern day Confederacy — clearly the punishment for the rebellion in the 1860’s was insufficient because within 20 - 30 years, the white supremacist evil was back running the South and continue with a stranglehold until the 1960’s. And now they have re-emerged again trying to reinstate this authority, but the evil has spread elsewhere in the nation. We must make sure that this racist ideology is extirpated for all time.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:44:10pm

re: #74 sagehen

So we’re getting ultraviolet tattoos when we’re vaccinated?

(oddly enough, I’ve heard of ultraviolet tattoos for people who want to look normal at work and festive at the club…)

I’m assuming that the premise is that our blood would be UV from the vaccinations, so all the blood in our capillaries would undoubtedly glow under black lights. So, essentially all vaccinated people would glow like very dim fluorescent lights under black lights

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:44:21pm

re: #72 austin_blue

A friend of my son who is bipolar and autistic(along with epilepsy, this is the sweetest dude too, he can’t catch a break) just had to say goodbye to his 14 yr old Doberman last night. Bella was his therapy dog, though not officially. She was the last of three dobies he grew up with. He’s pretty tore up, so is his mom. There’s just no point in having them in our lives if we don’t love the daylights out of them. It’s the only downside to loving a critter, the saying good byes part.

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EPR-radar  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:44:55pm

re: #76 Hecuba’s daughter

We need to do more than treat them like the modern day Confederacy — clearly the punishment was insufficient because within 20 - 30 years, the white supremacist evil was back running the South and continue with a stranglehold until the 1960’s. And now they have re-emerged again trying to reinstate this authority, but the evil has spread elsewhere in the nation. We must make sure that this racist ideology is extirpated for all time.

I agree with this assessment, but how on earth do we get to war crimes/treason trials and a de-Republicanification of the country without the US being on the losing side of WWIII?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:45:20pm

re: #10 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

So guys, you will probably want to skip over this. Ladies.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:47:39pm

re: #5 lawhawk

About today’s jobs report. It was nowhere near as bad as the pundits claimed. In fact, it was better than 40% of the monthly job figures under Trump.

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Remember when Trump would tout massive jobs figures, when they were 150k? 160k?

Yeah, it was worse than today’s figure. Today’s figure is actually quite in line with other September figures from the past decade. But that doesn’t fit the narrative of the economy faltering and Biden’s economic agenda teetering on the razor’s edge.

Pundits gotta pundit, and media outlets have their narratives to spin.

Way I see it is today’s jobs report is a refutation of the the endless weeks of whining about how enhanced UEI was “encouraging” people not to work. Those benefits stopped on Sept 1 in those (red) states that hadn’t already ended them prematurely, so we’ve got at least a month’s worth of jobs data for the majority of the country to show that $300/wk extra was not preventing businesses from being able to hire.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:49:05pm

The volcano on La Palma was busy tonight. A large new lava flow path opened from the lower vent, taking out some houses.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:49:13pm

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I’m assuming that the premise is that our blood would be UV from the vaccinations, so all the blood in our capillaries would undoubtedly glow under black lights. So, essentially all vaccinated people would glow like very dim fluorescent lights under black lights

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:49:15pm

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:55:09pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:55:36pm

re: #70 austin_blue

My deepest sympathy. They are members of our family and losing them is painful.

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SerialUpDinger  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:56:06pm

Valley Oak - Acorn Against the Sky


Watching R Maddow, turning off B Maher, reading thru LGF - mood rising and falling on the days events. It was a noisy day. Anti-vaxxers are ruining NextDoor with their rants. These trump collaborators are going to get away with nearly everything and so on.
Took a walk to get away from myself and the news. Grateful, when the thoughts turn away from the noise in my head. Finding a subject that will motivate me to learn more about it - that is the dopamine jolt I was looking for. Here is an image that gave me an hour of enjoyment today. I hope it provides a minute or two of enjoyment for you.
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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:58:22pm

re: #87 SerialUpDinger

It did. I have never seen an acorn like that.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 8, 2021 • 8:59:14pm

re: #54 austin_blue

So sorry to hear. ll the great years make it worthwhile by far but the loss days are the hard days. Heal well with fond memories right?

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:00:13pm

re: #78 A Mom Anon

A friend of my son who is bipolar and autistic(along with epilepsy, this is the sweetest dude too, he can’t catch a break) just had to say goodbye to his 14 yr old Doberman last night. Bella was his therapy dog, though not officially. She was the last of three dobies he grew up with. He’s pretty tore up, so is his mom. There’s just no point in having them in our lives if we don’t love the daylights out of them.it’s the only downside to loving a critter, the saying good byes part.

And it’s not just immediate. We both keep looking at each other and tearing up because she isn’t here. There is still very much a Socket-sized hole in this house and will be forever.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:01:01pm

re: #87 SerialUpDinger

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Watching R Maddow, turning off B Maher, reading thru LGF - mood rising and falling on the days events. It was a noisy day. Anti-vaxxers are ruining NextDoor with their rants. These trump collaborators are going to get away with nearly everything and so on.
Took a walk to get away from myself and the news. Grateful, when the thoughts turn away from the noise in my head. Finding a subject that will motivate me to learn more about it - that is the dopamine jolt I was looking for. Here is an image that gave me an hour of enjoyment today. I hope it provides a minute or two of enjoyment for you.

Bill Maher’s final segment today was worth the watch— a warning about what awaits us with Trump. For as terrible as he is on a whole range of issues, the one topic on which Maher has never wavered and has been prophetic is Trump and his danger to our nation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:04:55pm

re: #54 austin_blue

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:06:24pm

re: #91 Hecuba’s daughter

Bill Maher’s final segment today was worth the watch— a warning about what awaits us with Trump. For as terrible as he is on a whole range of issues, the one topic on which Maher has never wavered and has been prophetic is Trump and his danger to our nation.

It’s odd how smart he is on this one subject and how he is just dumber than a box of rocks on any number of others. It’s almost like his Libertarianism makes him an idjit.

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SerialUpDinger  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:11:27pm

re: #88 retired cynic

This oak used to be very common in the foothills and valleys of California. Including the cap - this acorn is 2 inches in length. The acorns we mostly see are the live oak or coast live oak acorns. They tend to be shorter and often rounder.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:13:31pm
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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:14:05pm

re: #94 SerialUpDinger

I have been in California once, in 2007, and the thing that just thrilled me was seeing those rolling hills of grasslands with the live oaks spreading across them. The oaks as a group are my favorite trees. Hereabouts, my favorite is the white oak. It tends to spread more.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:19:13pm

re: #95 Belafon

I call it “radical centrism”: The idea the centre must always be the correct place to be (or both sides are bad), regardless of how bad one side is.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:19:44pm

re: #70 austin_blue

We had a similar situation with our middle child last year and it sadly also ended in us sending him on his way to the Great Beyond.

The nimrod in question

His name was Smokey and we’d found him as a pitiful little thing on a trip back to my mother’s home town (ironically) to attend my aunt’s funeral. He had mites, a respiratory infection, and a ravenous hunger when we brought him home, but grew up to be a beautiful cat that we had for over 16 years. Well, last February we noticed he was looking visibly thinner despite eating almost constantly, so we had him taken to the vet. Due to COVID running rampant at the time, it ended up being the emergency pet hospital where my folks sat in the parking lot for hours waiting for news. The diagnosis was he’d developed hyperthyroidism and aside from radiation therapy, the only option was to feed pills down his throat for the rest of his life.

About the same time is when he started urinating and defecating on the floor in the downstairs bathroom, which we took to be a sign that he was having issues getting up the stairs due to being so weak and moved his box downstairs. And for the next couple weeks, we thought the docs were right and he’d gradually improve as the medication started getting his hormones back in balance. Except one night three weeks later, while I was trying to grab a nap before work, I get woke up to be told that my dad was getting ready to rush Smokey to the pet hospital ER because while I’d been sleeping he’d unleashed this loud yowl, then started panting heavily with a glassy look to his eyes.

The two of us took him over the ER and sat in the parking lot for over 30 minutes before we got the call: He’d suffered the feline equivalent of a coronary, the heart damage was severe enough that he had maybe a day or two left, and our options were to have him put down or feed him more pills until he passed away at home. We both agreed that we couldn’t watch him suffer any longer, so we let him go peacefully in a quiet exam room, purring as he fell into sleep for the last time. To this day, I still curse whichever vet assured my folks that it didn’t “look” like he had cancer after that first exam, because I had to watch my best friend suffer for weeks without any hope of recovery. The only thing worse than having no hope is false hope.

Damnit, who’s cutting onions in here?//

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:20:11pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:20:27pm

re: #90 austin_blue

We have one of those holes here, her name was Abby. Doberman/GSD. We lost her to stomach cancer about three years ago. Best dog I ever had. Best friend too. I adore Cleo, but we aren’t bonded the way Abby and I were. Cleo loves my husband, I mean LOVES him, and my son is her buddy for cuddles. Me, I am food and go outside lady person, and an occasional nap snuggle buddy and that’s it. She ignores me like a petulant teen unless she wants me to do for her. And still I love her because I can’t do otherwise.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:21:29pm

Gosar is losing his mind.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:22:00pm

re: #98 Targetpractice

We had a similar situation with our middle child last year and it sadly also ended in us sending him on his way to the Great Beyond.

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His name was Smokey and we’d found him as a pitiful little thing on a trip back to my mother’s home town (ironically) to attend my aunt’s funeral. He had mites, a respiratory infection, and a ravenous hunger when we brought him home, but grew up to be a beautiful cat that we had for over 16 years. Well, last February we noticed he was looking visibly thinner despite eating almost constantly, so we had him taken to the vet. Due to COVID running rampant at the time, it ended up being the emergency pet hospital where my folks sat in the parking lot for hours waiting for news. The diagnosis was he’d developed hyperthyroidism and aside from radiation therapy, the only option was to feed pills down his throat for the rest of his life.

About the same time is when he started urinating and defecating on the floor in the downstairs bathroom, which we took to be a sign that he was having issues getting up the stairs due to being so weak and moved his box downstairs. And for the next couple weeks, we thought the docs were right and he’d gradually improve as the medication started getting his hormones back in balance. Except one night three weeks later, while I was trying to grab a nap before work, I get woke up to be told that my dad was getting ready to rush Smokey to the pet hospital ER because while I’d been sleeping he’d unleashed this loud yowl, then started panting heavily with a glassy look to his eyes.

The two of us took him over the ER and sat in the parking lot for over 30 minutes before we got the call: He’d suffered the feline equivalent of a coronary, the heart damage was severe enough that he had maybe a day or two left, and our options were to have him put down or feed him more pills until he passed away at home. We both agreed that we couldn’t watch him suffer any longer, so we let him go peacefully in a quiet exam room, purring as he fell into sleep for the last time. To this day, I still curse whichever vet assured my folks that it didn’t “look” like he had cancer after that first exam, because I had to watch my best friend suffer for weeks without any hope of recovery. The only thing worse than having no hope is false hope.

Damnit, who’s cutting onions in here?//

That is just a lovely cat.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:27:28pm

re: #98 Targetpractice

He was a beautiful kitty. I’m sorry for your loss. *Sniff*

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A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:28:02pm

re: #101 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Rachel had video of him on her show tonight and he does not appear to be at all mentally well. His mannerisms and body language are just, not normal, unless he has a medical condition that I am unaware of. He needs help, but he’d never accept it.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:34:28pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:35:13pm

re: #95 Belafon

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Here’s what drives me bugfuck insane about the whole matter: Mitch is playing the media like a harp from Hell and they’re readily going along with it. Take what happened this week, where after weeks of insisting there was no scenario where the GQP would agree to raise the debt ceiling, Mitch finally agrees to pull together 10 votes just to invoke cloture. The bill passed on a party-line vote, which means the only thing that has kept us rushing towards the “cliff” for weeks was (and still is) a deliberate effort to sabotage the president’s agenda by forcing Senate Dems to use reconciliation for something that passed three times in the previous four years without major issue and bipartisan support.

Yet the media are already presenting this as “business as usual,” that there is a “debate” going on, a “deal” to be had, and that “both sides” need to come together to reach it. And Mitch is helping that along by describing what happened as a “choice” he gave to Dems, that kicking the can was about giving them “more time” to raise the debt ceiling through reconciliation, and his puppet Manchin’s out there readily telling the same presstitutes that he thinks “there’s a deal to be had.”

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:41:24pm

re: #100 A Mom Anon

We have one of those holes here, her name was Abby. Doberman/GSD. We lost her to stomach cancer about three years ago. Best dog I ever had. Best friend too. I adore Cleo, but we aren’t bonded the way Abby and I were. Cleo loves my husband, I mean LOVES him, and my son is her buddy for cuddles. Me, I am food and go outside lady person, and an occasional nap snuggle buddy and that’s it. She ignores me like a petulant teen unless she wants me to do for her. And still I love her because I can’t do otherwise.

My wife always said that Socket loved me best, but I don’t really buy it. She Who Must Be Obeyed is a working musician in Austin, and often has late gigs. Now that I am a seasoned citizen, she often gets home after I have gone to bed. This happened again last night, after she drove home from Kerrville, after a symphony gig.

She was teary this morning when she said, “I kept waiting for her to jump on my lap and cuddle and purr while I unwound. She was my late night company.”

I think it’s like that for all of us. The little bastards bore into our psyches until they are part of our souls. And despite knowing that they are going to to die and leave us too soon, we love them without reservation. They are our best friends. They turn us into bawling children when thy die, and teach us that the death of our best friends won’t kill us.

That is a hugely profound lesson. It prepares us for the horrors of adulthood.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:44:01pm

re: #107 austin_blue

I knew it was a mistake to grow up.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:44:48pm
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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:45:54pm

re: #108 retired cynic

I knew it was a mistake to grow up.

I know, right?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:52:26pm

re: #93 austin_blue

It’s odd how smart he is on this one subject and how he is just dumber than a box of rocks on any number of others. It’s almost like his Libertarianism makes him an idjit.

There was one off-the-wall exchange, though, that was very strange for him. He brought up the topic of ghosts and described a paranormal experience that friends had, but nothing that he himself witnessed, and asked his guest to speculate on this possibility. For a man who is so dedicated to mocking other people’s claim of religious experiences, it seemed odd that he was so accepting of a supernatural event.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:52:36pm

re: #104 A Mom Anon

This article from 2015 dealt with tremors that had developed in his hands and had caused some concern. Since then, there has been speculation that he may have Parkinson’s, but I agree that the real worry should be his mental state. He seems to be beyond being a wingnut to being for real disturbed.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:58:52pm

re: #112 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Could be Parkinson’s. Could be Lewi Body Dementia, which my husband had. With the latter, mental symptoms occur along with the physical tremors, stiffness and balance problems. Paranoia, hallucinations, are likely.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:59:13pm

re: #112 The GOP is a terrorist organization

This article from 2015 dealt with tremors that had developed in his hands and had caused some concern. Since then, there has been speculation that he may have Parkinson’s, but I agree that the real worry should be his mental state. He seems to be beyond being a wingnut to being for real disturbed.

Parkinson’s can cause dementia and a decline in thinking and reasoning. So maybe that explains his deterioration.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:59:25pm

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 9:59:59pm

ACL Fest looks pretty good for tomorrow.

92 degrees, moderate humidity, feel like temps at +/- 95 degrees.

Sunday is going to be a booger. 95 to 96 degrees w/ heat indexes up to 101 to 102 degrees in the sunshine.

Wait, October 10th is really that hot?

Well yeah, this is Indian Summer in Central Texas. It’s also Flash Flood season, and we have got a storm coming in the middle of next week that could drop 3-5” on us.

That’s not Flash Flood worthy, but it’s certainly a reminder that we are still squarely in Flash Flood Alley and anything can happen.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:03:19pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I call it “radical centrism”: The idea the centre must always be the correct place to be (or both sides are bad), regardless of how bad one side is.

There is this belief in the Beltway media that the ideal period in US politics spanned from 1981 to 1993, because (they tell themselves) the parties would loudly disagree and slag each other in public, but then they’d retire to the backroom to congenially hash out deals over dinner and drinks. They want so badly for there to be a return to the sort of relationship that Ronnie and Tip had, where they would pose for the cameras are arch-enemies, but then would meet up at the WH to talk shop over scotch. Want to believe with all their hearts that there are deals to be made and peace to be found if only the party leaders would stop listening to the “radicals” in their ranks.

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austin_blue  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:05:41pm

Night all, sweet scaly dreams. Really rough week for us, as you can imagine.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:14:02pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I call it “radical centrism”: The idea the centre must always be the correct place to be (or both sides are bad), regardless of how bad one side is.

This is only if you accept what the DC/Corp media thinks is the “center” as the actual center rather than a cozy suburb in Lesser Wingnuttia.

“Real” centrism is liberalism. It’s the Democratic party. It’s capitalism with all the sharp edges filed off of it with strong but beneficial government regulations and a strong social safety net.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:24:25pm

re: #113 retired cynic

Could be Parkinson’s. Could be Lewi Body Dementia, which my husband had. With the latter, mental symptoms occur along with the physical tremors, stiffness and balance problems. Paranoia, hallucinations, are likely.

It was never confirmed, but my sister and I strongly believed our mother had Lewi Body dementia while she was alive (she passed in 2015), and I think that’s a strong possibility with Gosar. Mom would sometimes go off on strange tangents the way Gosar seemed to in the clip Maddow showed. As the disease progressed, she began to have psychotic episodes where she had vivid hallucinations and paranoid fits.

So yeah, I think Gosar is losing his mind.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:25:33pm

re: #120 The GOP is a terrorist organization

It was never confirmed, but my sister and I strongly believed our mother had Lewi Body dementia while she was alive (she passed in 2015), and I think that’s a strong possibility with Gosar. Mom would sometimes go off on strange tangents the way Gosar seemed to in the clip Maddow showed. As the disease progressed, she began to have psychotic episodes where she had vivid hallucinations and paranoid fits.

So yeah, I think Gosar is losing his mind.

What’s the excuse for every other republican.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:26:01pm

re: #117 Targetpractice

…if only the party leaders would stop listening to the “radicals” in their ranks.

With the “radicals” being almost exclusively on the left.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:26:56pm

re: #121 I Would Prefer Not To

What’s the excuse for every other republican.

They’re cynical and corrupt sons of bitchs.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:33:50pm

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:37:37pm

re: #124 Dread Pirate Ron

Yeah, lots and lots of lava on La Palma today. Part of the new cinder cone which had been built up reportedly collapsed too.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:44:54pm

re: #122 The GOP is a terrorist organization

With the “radicals” being almost exclusively on the left.

Oh, they’ll acknowledge that there are “radicals” in the GQP ranks as part of their BSAB orthodoxy. It’s just that the other myth they love to maintain is that we’re a “center-right” nation, with the Overton Window firmly nailed where it sat in 1992 rather than where it is today. Hence the Dems “radicals” are portrayed as “coastal elites” and “ivory tower intellectuals” whose ideals and proposals are out of step with the American people, while the GQP’s radicals are well-meaning if “overly enthusiastic” in their beliefs.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 10:47:15pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 8, 2021 • 11:16:31pm
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2021 • 11:23:24pm

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2021 • 11:30:13pm

re: #129 Belafon

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Have they no shame?!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 8, 2021 • 11:56:52pm
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ericblair  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:08:25am

re: #117 Targetpractice

There is this belief in the Beltway media that the ideal period in US politics spanned from 1981 to 1993, because (they tell themselves) the parties would loudly disagree and slag each other in public, but then they’d retire to the backroom to congenially hash out deals over dinner and drinks. They want so badly for there to be a return to the sort of relationship that Ronnie and Tip had, where they would pose for the cameras are arch-enemies, but then would meet up at the WH to talk shop over scotch. Want to believe with all their hearts that there are deals to be made and peace to be found if only the party leaders would stop listening to the “radicals” in their ranks.

My grand unified theory of bipartisanship is somewhat different. In short, it’s to make sure that the interests the Confederate Party, the eternal cabal of white rural mostly Southern gentry, is always paramount.

The Confederate Party used to be bipartisan: almost all Southern Dems and GOP belonged to it. Therefore, you would get bipartisan support for things that benefitted the white rural Southern gentry, and everyone could congratulate themselves for their enlightened polity that transcended mere grubby politicking. The current form of the filibuster codified this.

Over time, the Dem members of the Confederate Party became GOP or disappeared, and the GOP and the Confederate Party became the same thing. Of course, the need to please the Confederate Party stayed. Therefore, nowadays, Dems still need to show bipartisanship by pleasing the GOP, like we see right now. But, the GOP doesn’t need to show bipartisanship by pleasing the Dems: nobody in the media was clutching their pearls about bipartisanship when the GOP passed a huge tax cut with zero Dem support. That’s perfectly consistent with “bipartisanship”, because in both cases the Confederate Party’s interests are the only things that matter. QE fuckin D.

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plansbandc  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:15:10am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:18:59am

re: #105 Belafon

Heh.

Seriously, the final trailer for Dune looks amazeballs.

DUNE – FINAL TRAILER

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:41:53am
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sagehen  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:54:15am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Seriously, the final trailer for Dune looks amazeballs.

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I’ve trying not to get my hopes up, it’s been done so badly in the past. But I have to admit, I’m cautiously optimistic they might have done it right this time.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2021 • 12:59:22am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Seriously, the final trailer for Dune looks amazeballs.

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It does look like they may have done it right, finally.

Likewise, I didn’t really care for the Wheel of Time books, overly derivative and repetitive, so I wasn’t really interested by the new series. Then this dropped:

The Wheel Of Time – Winespring Inn Clip | Prime Video

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:06:00am

re: #136 sagehen

re: #137 William Lewis

I’m optimistic for Villeneuve’s adapation. He’s a rock-solid director.

So, today is the last day of elections here in Czech Republic - looks like voter turnout is higher than the 2017 elections, which could pose a problem for our oligarch PM. I tend to agree with the conventional wisdom - that this election results in a stalemate, and we’ll end up with new elections in less than one year.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:09:10am

re: #111 Hecuba’s daughter

There was one off-the-wall exchange, though, that was very strange for him. He brought up the topic of ghosts and described a paranormal experience that friends had, but nothing that he himself witnessed, and asked his guest to speculate on this possibility. For a man who is so dedicated to mocking other people’s claim of religious experiences, it seemed odd that he was so accepting of a supernatural event.

Lots of atheists claim to witness unverifiable things like ghosts.

Atheists simply don’t believe in anyone’s assertion of gods. That doesn’t mean they don’t believe other things with no evidence.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:41:02am

Franklin Graham Sick Of You Commies Trying To Stop People From Terrorizing School Board Members (Wonkette)

Conservatives claiming victimhood again. Rev. Franklin Graham is insisting that the Attorney General looking into threats and violent actions at public school board meetings is socialism, communism, and “leftists” trying to shut down parents and free speech.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:49:20am

re: #132 ericblair

My grand unified theory of bipartisanship is somewhat different. In short, it’s to make sure that the interests the Confederate Party, the eternal cabal of white rural mostly Southern gentry, is always paramount.

The Confederate Party used to be bipartisan: almost all Southern Dems and GOP belonged to it. Therefore, you would get bipartisan support for things that benefitted the white rural Southern gentry, and everyone could congratulate themselves for their enlightened polity that transcended mere grubby politicking. The current form of the filibuster codified this.

Over time, the Dem members of the Confederate Party became GOP or disappeared, and the GOP and the Confederate Party became the same thing. Of course, the need to please the Confederate Party stayed. Therefore, nowadays, Dems still need to show bipartisanship by pleasing the GOP, like we see right now. But, the GOP doesn’t need to show bipartisanship by pleasing the Dems: nobody in the media was clutching their pearls about bipartisanship when the GOP passed a huge tax cut with zero Dem support. That’s perfectly consistent with “bipartisanship”, because in both cases the Confederate Party’s interests are the only things that matter. QE fuckin D.

I’m speaking from the perspective of the Beltway press, mostly dominated these days by Gen Xers and older Millenials who got their start in the business during the days of The Great Penis Hunt (h/t Charles Pierce) and the very real effort by America’s news media to tear down the Clintons as “illegitimate.” So many of them feel that there was this perfect period in American politics where both sides had put aside their differences and were working to the benefit of all Americans…and then the Clintons got elected and that started the downfall into partisan politics that we’re all familiar with today.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:52:35am

I don’t care much for the argument about school board meetings “if you don’t have children in the district you shouldn’t be weighing in.”

I have no school-age children, but I do pay taxes for my school district. If the school district is going to have such a meeting about Covid-19 mitigation strategies, I sure as hell will be there to support the school and the children in it.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 1:58:53am

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t care much for the argument about school board meetings “if you don’t have children in the district you shouldn’t be weighing in.”

I have no school-age children, but I do pay taxes for my school district. If the school district is going to have such a meeting about Covid-19 mitigation strategies, I sure as hell will be there to support the school and the children in it.

If the people of my district don’t want my input on safety measures and the school curriculum, then they can kindly take their crotch fruit to a private school whose policies and teachings are in line with their views. What, they can’t afford those schools? Can only afford to put their kids in the schools paid for and funded with my tax dollars? Then I’m gonna have my say and they can feel free to kiss my ass.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:10:48am

Going on in the background of Astroturf complaints at school board meetings is this.

While right-wing groups are mobilizing angry mobs to yell at school board members that parents have the right to control what their children are taught, evangelical pollster George Barna told religious-right activists at the Family Research Council’s “Pray Vote Stand” summit Thursday that it is their duty to try to indoctrinate other people’s children into a “biblical worldview.”

Barna, one of the first senior fellows at FRC’s recently established Center for Biblical Worldview, specializes in studying what he calls “SAGE Cons”—Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians. What is most striking about FRC and Barna’s “worldview” project is how few people—and how few conservative evangelicals—measure up to their right-wing “biblical worldview” standard.

When the Center for Biblical Worldview launched in May, FRC President Tony Perkins said that a biblical worldview “is only achieved when a person believes that the Bible is true, authoritative, and then taught how it is applicable to every area of life, which enables them to live out those beliefs.”

(more)

Conservative Christians Must Indoctrinate Other People’s Children Into a ‘Biblical Worldview’ Says FRC’s Barna (The New Civil Rights Movement, October 7, 2021)

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:11:05am

It’s 3:09 AM local time, and a rooster somewhere down the street won’t stop crowing.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:17:05am

re: #137 William Lewis

Likewise, I didn’t really care for the Wheel of Time books, overly derivative and repetitive, so I wasn’t really interested by the new series.

I’ve tried listening, a couple of times, to a WoT audiobook and either fallen asleep within 5 minutes or was so bored I became annoyed and turned it off.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:18:57am

re: #145 A Three Hour Tour

It’s 3:09 AM local time, and a rooster somewhere down the street won’t stop crowing.

Sounds like somebody’s volunteering to be supper for tonight.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:25:53am

re: #147 Targetpractice

Sounds like somebody’s volunteering to be supper for tonight.

3:24 now, and he stopped crowing some 5-10 minutes back.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:28:03am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Claiming the next “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings” is “here” is beyond pretentious.

Putting sexy young people in the middle of CGI warfare and dazzling an audience with color and sound is not the same as great acting or great directing.

I grow weary of all these productions which take huge budgets just to give sensory overload.

I’m only halfway through the second episode Foundation and doubt I will continue with it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:29:41am

re: #148 A Three Hour Tour

3:24 now, and he stopped crowing some 5-10 minutes back.

The rooster is in the wrong time zone. Perhaps someone needs to adjust his clock.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:34:02am

More from The New Civil Rights Movement:

NC Lt. Governor Accused of ‘Open Discrimination’ After Calling LGBTQ People ‘Filth’ and Demanding Christians Take Control (October 8, 2021)

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R-acist) claims he is being attacked for his political beliefs (bigotry is a political belief to conservatives). He insists he won’t resign (because he’s a victim of a political witch hunt).

Calls are growing for North Carolina Republican Lt. Governor Mark Robinson to resign after video of remarks he made in June, calling LGBTQ people “filth,” went viral this week, as NBC News and others are reporting.

Robinson, who is also a conspiracy theorist, climate change denialist, anti-abortion activist, and NRA board member, is not only refusing to resign, he’s now claiming he is the one being attacked because of his political beliefs.

“We will not be intimidated. We will not back down. We will not change our language,” Robinson, for reasons unknown calling himself “we,” said. “The language I used, I am not ashamed of it. I will use it in the future because, again, it is time for parents in this state to take a strong stand for their children.”

In his June speech, delivered at a church, Robinson declared, “I’m saying this now, and I’ve been saying it, and I don’t care who likes it.”

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:40:07am
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ericblair  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:40:17am

re: #141 Targetpractice

I’m speaking from the perspective of the Beltway press, mostly dominated these days by Gen Xers and older Millenials who got their start in the business during the days of The Great Penis Hunt (h/t Charles Pierce) and the very real effort by America’s news media to tear down the Clintons as “illegitimate.” So many of them feel that there was this perfect period in American politics where both sides had put aside their differences and were working to the benefit of all Americans…and then the Clintons got elected and that started the downfall into partisan politics that we’re all familiar with today.

A lot of these dorks spent their formative years during the Reagan administration, when Ronnie was busy making the Confederate Party nice and happy and there were still a number of blue dogs who were dues-paying members of the same. Then Bill Clinton made them sad and mad and the blue dogs started disappearing and so the Demoncrat party went on the permanent shit list.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:41:52am

re: #149 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Claiming the next “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings” is “here” is beyond pretentious.

Putting sexy young people in the middle of CGI warfare and dazzling an audience with color and sound is not the same as great acting or great directing.

I grow weary of all these productions which take huge budgets just to give sensory overload.

I’m only halfway through the second episode Foundation and doubt I will continue with it.

Disney tried the same thing with John Carter (aka A Princess of Mars) and it bombed spectacularly because there was so much effort to make it into another generic action film that anything unique about it was lost on the cutting room floor.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:43:13am

LOL

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:51:14am

re: #153 ericblair

A lot of these dorks spent their formative years during the Reagan administration, when Ronnie was busy making the Confederate Party nice and happy and there were still a number of blue dogs who were dues-paying members of the same. Then Bill Clinton made them sad and mad and the blue dogs started disappearing and so the Demoncrat party went on the permanent shit list.

And the blue dogs did not go away due to Clinton. They went away due to the GOP radicalizing and undermining the blue dogs’ position. They thought they had to shift further and further right to keep a grasp on the conservative votes they needed to hold office. And that essentially told the voters that if they really wanted a conservative to represent them they should just vote for the Republicans now rather than keep “conservative light”. And the radicalization of the GOP led them to eventually start scuttling the careers of their moderates. For example Arlen Specter in PA, who did a real wishy-washy 2010 campaign since he saw the writing on the wall I think. (And the Democratic rank and file in PA were not very happy with the party leadership simply trying to hand Specter the nomination once he decided to jump ship.)

And pretty much any of them that tried to hold on by shifting parties got quickly buried in the primaries for the same reason.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 2:55:57am

Happy Birthday, Thelma Sutcliffe.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:02:03am

The State Department is meeting with Taliban officials in Doha this weekend.

The government says this does not confer recognition on the Taliban government. The purpose of the meeting is to press for free movement out of the country of Americans who wish to leave, and to press them to respect the civil rights of women.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:05:15am

re: #153 ericblair

A lot of these dorks spent their formative years during the Reagan administration, when Ronnie was busy making the Confederate Party nice and happy and there were still a number of blue dogs who were dues-paying members of the same. Then Bill Clinton made them sad and mad and the blue dogs started disappearing and so the Demoncrat party went on the permanent shit list.

Clinton did what Obama would eventually do nearly a decade later: Tweak and repackage GQP proposals as his own, allowing him to outflank them by leaving them scrambling to not only come up with criticisms for their own ideas but also come up with “conservative” alternatives that weren’t laughably evil. The fact that he had no history as a legislator also made it hard for them to nail him down as an uber-liberal candidate. So that they were left lamely trying to recycle their Cold War-era “All Dems are wimps.” playbook.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:07:32am

Corporate operation of nursing homes and their cost-cutting (staff nurses and their salaries) is leaving nursing homes without sufficient staff to help residents.

(long thread from AP)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:13:29am

Libertarian Howard Rich seems to think he’s funny.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:19:13am

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Libertarian Howard Rich seems to think he’s funny.

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Which one of those is supposed to be “scary” to people of my generation?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:24:33am

re: #162 Targetpractice

Which one of those is supposed to be “scary” to people of my generation?

“Cat boys?”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:29:13am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Cat boys?”

I suspect that is simply a code phrase for LGBT. And/or along the lines of the Chinese getting upset about anime making their males more effeminate.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:31:51am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Cat boys?”

That’s not scary, that’s kinky.

/

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:37:00am

Well getting ready to head out the door till 10/20/21. I’ll be in Memphis on vacation though I’ll probably read some threads here and there I doubt I’ll be too active for the next 11 days :)

Take care my scaley friends!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:39:22am

re: #164 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I suspect that is simply a code phrase for LGBT. And/or along the lines of the Chinese getting upset about anime making their males more effeminate.

Cat boys are a thing both in anime and real life.

I’m not aware that Karl Marx wrote about cat boys though.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:39:40am

re: #166 William Lewis

Have a safe trip.

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Dangerman  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:45:42am

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Dangerman  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:47:07am

re: #166 William Lewis

Well getting ready to head out the door till 10/20/21. I’ll be in Memphis on vacation though I’ll probably read some threads here and there I doubt I’ll be too active for the next 11 days :)

Take care my scaley friends!

Rekindles are the best!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:49:59am

Projecting into outer space.

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann was among those who spoke during the first session of the Family Research Council’s “Pray Vote Stand” conference Wednesday night. Following her remarks, Bachmann was interviewed backstage on Facebook Live by FRC’s Marjorie Jackson, who asked Bachmann what sort of battles she foresees for the nation in the years ahead.

Bachmann, who is currently dean of the school of government at Pat Robertson’s Regent University, responded by declaring that the United States’ government has been overthrown in a fascist coup, claiming that we are now living in the “absolute worst times” in this nation’s history.

“It’s tough to get much more draconian than we are right now,” Bachmann said. “Quite literally, the government has turned to fascism. That’s what we’re in. I believe we’re in a coup right now—which is an illegal hostile takeover of government—and I believe that that’s what we’re in the middle of.”

(more)

thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 3:57:14am

These are the Republican officeholders speaking at the Fascist Research Council on why the election was illegitimate, Democrats are satanists, and Christianity must be the law of the land.

James Lankford, R-Oka.
Robert Marshall, R-Kans.
Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
Bob Good, R-Va
Michael Waltz, R-Fla.
Former Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas
Former Rep Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, now a dean at Pat Robertson’s Regent University
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 4:11:47am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 4:53:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 5:09:15am

I’m off to bed. Stuff like this is depressing.

Phoenix mother accused of fatally shooting daughter, 2, and critically wounding son, 6 (NBC News)

Police said the suspect, 24-year-old Esther Callejas, told detectives she wanted her children “to go to heaven.”

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Lani  Oct 9, 2021 • 5:16:52am

re: #107 austin_blue

I think it’s like that for all of us. The little bastards bore into our psyches until they are part of our souls. And despite knowing that they are going to to die and leave us too soon, we love them without reservation. They are our best friends. They turn us into bawling children when thy die, and teach us that the death of our best friends won’t kill us.
That is a hugely profound lesson. It prepares us for the horrors of adulthood.

Yes, it does. I decided to not have another pet b/c of my health problems. Then I found an unwanted dog. He was so sad I brought him home although I wondered which of us would survive. 6 years later here we are. Best friends and enjoying life.

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jeffreyw  Oct 9, 2021 • 5:42:50am

Good morning!

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 5:59:04am

Morning Lizardim from the clear and cool wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this beautiful fall Saturday?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:05:31am

re: #178 Dopamine Fish

Morning Lizardim from the clear and cool wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this beautiful fall Saturday?

It’s cold, wet and raining here in Twinky Flats. Coffee is much needed, as well as breakfast. Ask me again in a few hours. :-/

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:10:31am

re: #178 Dopamine Fish

A sunny and reasonably nice morning for October here in the northern part of the land of bluegrass. Nothing much on the agenda other than a flu shot. How is everyone else’s day starting out?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:14:25am

re: #179 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

It’s cold, wet and raining here in Twinky Flats. Coffee is much needed, as well as breakfast. Ask me again in a few hours. :-/

Come on over. I went to the local coffee shop this morning (ostensibly for Mrs. Fish, but she wouldn’t know if I went out and got another one), and bacon and biscuits are in the oven.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:15:10am

re: #180 The Squire of Logos

A sunny and reasonably nice morning for October here in the northern part of the land of bluegrass. Nothing much on the agenda other than a flu shot. How is everyone else’s day starting out?

Today is starting out the same as any other day, that is to say, not good at all. However, at least the day outside is beautiful and I have nothing on the agenda for today.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:18:16am
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The Squire of Logos  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:28:08am

re: #183 DodgerFan1988

Project Veritas. LOL. Every time I hear that name I think of the old Soviet Union era joke, There is no Izvestia in Pravda and there is no Pravda in Izvestia.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:31:09am

re: #181 Dopamine Fish

Come on over. I went to the local coffee shop this morning (ostensibly for Mrs. Fish, but she wouldn’t know if I went out and got another one), and bacon and biscuits are in the oven.

Thanks. Appreciate the offer. Coffee is in the mug and the Adobada is cooking as we type. Huevos Rancheros, The way I like them :-).

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:49:57am

re: #178 Dopamine Fish

Morning Lizardim from the clear and cool wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this beautiful fall Saturday?

Foggy and wet at the Lewis farm where I wait till time to fly. Hopefully you all have a fine day.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:51:38am

re: #186 William Lewis

Foggy and wet at the Lewis farm where I wait till time to fly. Hopefully you all have a fine day.

Safe travels. Have fun. ;)

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 6:52:47am

I managed to shatter a Corelle plate so far today, so, that’s a thing.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:04:34am

re: #188 Dopamine Fish

I managed to shatter a Corelle plate so far today, so, that’s a thing.

OOF! Drop it or leave it on a hot burner by mistake?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:06:51am

re: #189 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

OOF! Drop it or leave it on a hot burner by mistake?

Not by mistake. I’ve used Corelle plates to keep food warm on the warmer zone before. I’ll have to pass the warning on to Mrs. Fish. Thankfully, the food on the plate was bacon on paper towels, so I was able to remove it without any danger of shards and still eat it.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:12:40am

re: #177 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Wheel bug!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:13:11am

MAGA (Goes to Mothers Against Greg Abbott)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:13:15am

re: #178 Dopamine Fish

Morning Lizardim from the clear and cool wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this beautiful fall Saturday?

Pretty good day so far. Got my grocery shopping done and then cooked a nice omelet for breakfast.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:13:23am

I wake up, go see what Josh posts at Talking Points Memo and HOLY SHIT…Adding Tennessee to the places I will not step foot in…

It’s hard to describe just what’s in this article. Have you read the book or seen the movie Holes? It’s like a real life version of that - a tucked away county in Tennessee where a judge who’s barely even a lawyer presides over a kingdom of juvenile imprisonment.

Black Children Were Jailed For A Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened To The Adults In Charge.

Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge.

And that evil freak does it in the name of…you guessed it folks…JAY-ZUSS!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:14:23am

re: #177 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

There is no escape
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:14:36am

re: #178 Dopamine Fish

Morning Lizardim from the clear and cool wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this beautiful fall Saturday?

45°F here and my new furnace is working fine.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:15:20am

re: #195 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Western good morning!

When will someone come out with Pumpkin Spice flavoured Pumpkin Spice?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:16:18am

re: #197 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When will someone come out with Pumpkin Spice flavoured Pumpkin Spice?

When the Spice Girls reunite.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:18:19am

re: #190 Dopamine Fish

Not by mistake. I’ve used Corelle plates to keep food warm on the warmer zone before. I’ll have to pass the warning on to Mrs. Fish. Thankfully, the food on the plate was bacon on paper towels, so I was able to remove it without any danger of shards and still eat it.

I’ve done similar, but it was a pyrex baking dish. Those things EXPLODE. I was still finding shards when I moved out of the apartment last May. :-) Oh, my morning is also looking up. Breakfast for me and Minnie. Don’t flip. Her vet said she can have a single scrambled egg and a bit of cheese ONCE in a while. I was feeling generous this morning.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:18:26am

re: #197 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When will someone come out with Pumpkin Spice flavoured Pumpkin Spice?

SOON.

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steve_davis  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:28:40am

There’s a roughly 2 inch gap in the magnetic screen I have on the front door. Jesse “Slowpaw” Davis manages to squeeze herself through it while barely making the screen russle. I swear, there are times she’s lying in the sun on the wall and she is six feet long and the width of a garden hose. Puts the inky in slinky, no doubt.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:29:56am

What would a Saturday be without yet another installment of Pulpit Pimp Theater?

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jeffreyw  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:34:58am

re: #191 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Wheel bug!

Yep! It was in a spider web and I was hoping for a Battle Royale but it got out. It was maybe hoping to ambush the spider. I saw her in her usual spot after it got dark so who knows?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:37:44am

re: #202 JOE 🥓

What would a Saturday be without yet another installment of Pulpit Pimp Theater?

Do you have to be Teh Geyh of the Year to get a reserve parking spot?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:38:05am

re: #202 JOE 🥓

What would a Saturday be without yet another installment of Pulpit Pimp Theater?

No, your son just got sick of your B.S and is repressing his true self to make your selfish, bigoted, fat ass happy. Here’s hoping it doesn’t kill him in the end.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:40:37am

Josephine County, Oregon:

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rhuarc  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:45:00am

re: #137 William Lewis

It does look like they may have done it right, finally.

Likewise, I didn’t really care for the Wheel of Time books, overly derivative and repetitive, so I wasn’t really interested by the new series. Then this dropped:

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Video

I can’t believe this is finally happening! Found these books over 25 years ago when I was in high school. My favorite series of all time. Just hope they get to tell the whole story and don’t get cancelled.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:47:39am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Do you have to be Teh Geyh of the Year to get a reserve parking spot?

I’ve worked with Social Security for 43 years and not only did I never get a reserved parking spot, I never got a separate office with a door I could close…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:48:57am

re: #208 JOE 🥓

I’ve worked with Social Security for 43 years and not only did I never get a reserved parking spot, I never got a separate office with a door I could close…

You need to work harder on your fabulous.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:49:05am

re: #205 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

No, your son just got sick of your B.S and is repressing his true self to make your selfish, bigoted, fat ass happy. Here’s hoping it doesn’t kill him in the end.

Don’t forget the sweet sweet tax-exempt cash! That’s what really “¢all$” these Pulpit Pimps to their “mini$try”!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:51:26am

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The other two chowderheads on the commission agree with this numbnutz in the video.

Seeing Sorry Antivaxxer, I don’t think it’s vaccine mandates from Gov. Kate Brown which will drive out Republicans. That site seems to indicate the two most dangerous comorbidities for death from Covid-19 are Conservative and Christian.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:55:30am

re: #208 JOE 🥓

I’ve worked with Social Security for 43 years and not only did I never get a reserved parking spot, I never got a separate office with a door I could close…

Les Nessman didn’t have an office or a door either, so he put down duct tape on the floor and everyone had to pantomime opening and closing the imaginary door…

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:55:54am

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t care much for the argument about school board meetings “if you don’t have children in the district you shouldn’t be weighing in.”

I have no school-age children, but I do pay taxes for my school district. If the school district is going to have such a meeting about Covid-19 mitigation strategies, I sure as hell will be there to support the school and the children in it.

Except some of the people raising hell at the meetings are not from the cities, but are traveling hundreds of miles to disrupt them.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:56:51am

re: #210 JOE 🥓

Don’t forget the sweet sweet tax-exempt cash! That’s what really “¢all$” these Pulpit Pimps to their “mini$try”!

Greed. One of the seven deadly sins. Not that they would recognize that with that huge ass plank in their eye.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:56:53am

The leading Republican candidate for Governor of Nebraska next year, Charles W. Herbster (an agribusiness owner) is involved with Cory Lewendowski and other scandals.

Herbster’s top aide involved in multiple scandals (Seeing Red Nebraska)

Corey Lewandowski, one of the people in Trump’s inner circle and in attendance at Jan 5th meetings, has also been working as a top aide (radio interview link) to Nebraska gubernatorial candidate, Charles “Bull Jizz” Herbster.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2021 • 7:57:01am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Les Nessman didn’t have an office or a door either, so he put down duct tape on the floor and everyone had to pantomime opening and closing the imaginary door…

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series (5/6) Les Asks Herb to Respect His Imaginary Door

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:03:49am

re: #214 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Greed. One of the seven deadly sins. Not that they would recognize that with that huge ass plank in their eye.

Look at who Xtians believe is Gawd’s Anointed King—a scumbag who broke all 10 Commandments and commits all 7 Deadly Sins every day. And that is who Xtians want back in the White House.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:07:20am

re: #190 Dopamine Fish

Not by mistake. I’ve used Corelle plates to keep food warm on the warmer zone before. I’ll have to pass the warning on to Mrs. Fish. Thankfully, the food on the plate was bacon on paper towels, so I was able to remove it without any danger of shards and still eat it.

+1 for salvaging the bacon.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:09:37am

re: #214 Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict

Greed. One of the seven deadly sins. Not that they would recognize that with that huge ass plank in their eye.

The so-called seven deadly sins are not in the Bible (at least listed as such).

Evangrius Ponticus (a fourth century monk) came up with the list, primarily because those were things he did. Saint Melania the Elder, when Ponticus fled Constantinople to Jerusalem, convinced him of asceticism, which included rejecting “worldly pleasures,” an extreme diet, little sleep, and foregoing bathing.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:11:00am

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Josephine County, Oregon:

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:14:32am

re: #220 Belafon

“You’re just going to have to ask God.” - well, a shit ton of anti-vaxxers have been doing that and boy haven’t they been surprised when she hasn’t answered.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:15:26am

re: #221 darthstar

“You’re just going to have to ask God.” - well, a shit ton of anti-vaxxers have been doing that and boy haven’t they been surprised when she hasn’t answered.

Oh, no, they’ve been getting an answer. It’s just not the one they want.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:16:51am

re: #222 Dopamine Fish

Oh, no, they’ve been getting an answer. It’s just not the one they want.

Isn’t the Christian answer to a prayer “sometimes God says no?”

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:17:37am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Isn’t the Christian answer to a prayer “sometimes God says no?”

…but when The Big G says “no” it’s for a reason…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:18:11am

re: #224 JOE 🥓

…but when The Big G says “no” it’s for a reason…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:19:21am

Off to bed (again).

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:22:28am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Isn’t the Christian answer to a prayer “sometimes God says no?”

It’s supposed to be, but you and I both know these sorts of Christians are really just kinda doing their own thing.

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Jay C  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:23:50am

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The so-called seven deadly sins are not in the Bible (at least listed as such).

Evangrius Ponticus (a fourth century monk) came up with the list, primarily because those were things he did. Saint Melania the Elder, when Ponticus fled Constantinople to Jerusalem, convinced him of asceticism, which included rejecting “worldly pleasures,” an extreme diet, little sleep, and foregoing bathing.

Well, the last bit, at least, would have kept him from having to deal with those “worldly” folks too much…..

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:24:11am

Pitts: Mike Pence shows his inability to deal with reality

Now here you come, former vice president of the United States, no less, crowding into the clown car with them. Really, sir, have you no shame? Is there no low to which you will not stoop?

mercurynews.com

Mr. Pitts, there is no low for Xtians.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:25:57am

re: #217 JOE 🥓

Look at who Xtians believe is Gawd’s Anointed King—a scumbag who broke all 10 Commandments and commits all 7 Deadly Sins every day. And that is who Xtians want back in the White House.

Yep.

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Jay C  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:29:31am

(via Balloon Juice)

Just something else nice to report about Our Real President (and something I can’t imagine TFG ever doing):

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:34:18am

re: #231 Jay C

(via Balloon Juice)

Just something else nice to report about Our Real President (and something I can’t imagine TFG ever doing):

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How do we know he didn’t have replicants of the children in the helicopter that he released back to their parents?

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:35:01am

re: #232 darthstar

How do we know he didn’t have replicants of the children in the helicopter that he released back to their parents?

I know…pretty crazy posting that without a sarc tag.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:36:58am

Always a crowd pleaser, this vocabulary lesson (from 9 years ago):

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:38:36am

re: #137 William Lewis

It does look like they may have done it right, finally.

Likewise, I didn’t really care for the Wheel of Time books, overly derivative and repetitive, so I wasn’t really interested by the new series. Then this dropped:

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Video

I read like the first 8 or 9, and then lost interest.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:39:26am

Affect and effect have been replaced by (shudder) impact.

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Jay C  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:40:32am

re: #233 darthstar

re: #232 darthstar

How do we know he didn’t have replicants of the children in the helicopter that he released back to their parents?

I know…pretty crazy posting that without a sarc tag.

And sad to say, I’m sure there is some “outlet” Out There Somewhere which will post just that in all seriousness.*

*assuming /// that that term actually applies…

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:53:49am

re: #129 Belafon

OK, well my brother made a couple trays of chocolate walnut pumpkin muffins from scratch and my mother has been eating them while he’s been gone. (That’s not the only thing she’s been eating, let me assure you.) I watched him make them and he was precise in measuring out the ingredients, in mixing the ingredients until the batter was completely smooth, etc. Yeah, there’s some spice in them. They’re great. I’d rather he make the pumpkin bread again, though, that was *amazing*.

Pumpkin spice season doesn’t have to be stupid, it really can bring out hidden talents in people. I didn’t know you could get a pumpkin bread that gorgeously consistent.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:54:08am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Isn’t the Christian answer to a prayer “sometimes God says no?”

They should be used to it after every weekend in football season.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:54:23am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Franklin Graham Sick Of You Commies Trying To Stop People From Terrorizing School Board Members (Wonkette)

Conservatives claiming victimhood again. Rev. Franklin Graham is insisting that the Attorney General looking into threats and violent actions at public school board meetings is socialism, communism, and “leftists” trying to shut down parents and free speech.

When they are just trying to stop schools from protecting the kids from a possibly deadly virus. And why aren’t they going after those BLM parents that are protesting their children getting murdered for no reason by police?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 8:55:54am

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t care much for the argument about school board meetings “if you don’t have children in the district you shouldn’t be weighing in.”

I have no school-age children, but I do pay taxes for my school district. If the school district is going to have such a meeting about Covid-19 mitigation strategies, I sure as hell will be there to support the school and the children in it.

I do have a problem with troublemakers coming from 2 states over to cause trouble.

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:03:22am

re: #231 Jay C

(via Balloon Juice)

Just something else nice to report about Our Real President (and something I can’t imagine TFG ever doing):

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Hate to disappoint, but… when TFG was first starting his campaign, he gave helicopter rides to a bunch of kids at the Iowa County Fair. Back when he was briefly cosplaying genial and benevolent.

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:08:36am

re: #234 darthstar

Always a crowd pleaser, this vocabulary lesson (from 9 years ago):

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Affect and effect each have two definitions, depending which syllable has the accent.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:12:49am

The democratic opposition has won control of the Czech Republic’s Parliament.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:13:05am

re: #244 Dr Lizardo

The democratic opposition has won control of the Czech Republic’s Parliament.

Is this good or bad?

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:17:17am

re: #245 Dopamine Fish

Is this good or bad?

It’s a center-right coalition. Better, by far, then the current oligarch’s party.

And also much, much better than a red-brown coalition, which was considered a real possibility.

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jeffreyw  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:21:50am

Saltless saltines! What’s next?

Glad you asked!

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:22:40am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

It’s a center-right coalition. Better, by far, then the current oligarch’s party.

And also much, much better than a red-brown coalition, which was considered a real possibility.

So of the feasible options, this is the best, even if it’s far from ideal. Is that a fair statement?

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:22:52am

re: #247 jeffreyw

Saltless saltines! What’s next?

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So, they’re outa-tuna.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:23:12am

re: #249 Belafon

So, they’re outa-tuna.

It’s like they say: You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:24:19am

re: #248 Dopamine Fish

So of the feasible options, this is the best, even if it’s far from ideal. Is that a fair statement?

Yep, a fair statement.

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Teukka  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:24:27am
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Jay C  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:24:37am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

It’s a center-right coalition. Better, by far, then the current oligarch’s party.

And also much, much better than a red-brown coalition, which was considered a real possibility.

What’s the “red-brown coalition”?
Can you de-color-code for us?

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:25:19am

re: #247 jeffreyw

Saltless saltines! What’s next?

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Water that’s not wet?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:25:38am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

Yep, a fair statement.

Congratulations are in order, then, it seems. Looks like things might be improving in your part of the world soon.

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jeffreyw  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:26:21am

re: #249 Belafon

So, they’re outa-tuna.

Sorry, Charlie.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:26:29am

So, I had never heard of this person — he is very wrong on so many things, yet very self-assured that he is correct. A massive appeal to his authority of being in the BioTech world. Yes, he does promote our favorite sheep-dip.

Everything he says is with absolute authority — brings up the Nuremberg Code and implies doctors and researchers should be tried and executed.

Dr Michael Yeadon: A FINAL WARNING TO HUMANITY

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:26:32am

Recall Alert for anyone diabetic that has emergency Glucagon injection kits to bring low blood sugar back up. Eli Lilly is conducting a voluntary recall of lot number D239382D. This lot may fail to treat the low sugar condition. Just got a letter from our pharmacy informing us since that is the kit we get for my wife.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:30:59am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Cat boys?”

I’m already there. Yesterday I wore my shirt that has the silhouette of a white cat and has “Cat Dad” printed below the silhouette. The shit itself is a nice navy blue.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:32:48am

re: #253 Jay C

What’s the “red-brown coalition”?
Can you de-color-code for us?

Here’s one explanation: slate.com

Seems to be a coalition of far left (red) and far right (brown).

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:33:54am

re: #249 Belafon

So, they’re outa-tuna.

Un for tuna ate.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:34:15am

re: #253 Jay C

What’s the “red-brown coalition”?
Can you de-color-code for us?

The red brown coalition would’ve been the nightmare scenario: Babiš’ ruling ANO party in coalition with the SPD (an alt-right party) and the KSČM (inveterate Stalinists). Both SPD and KSČM were demanding referendums on Czech Republic’s withdrawal from both the EU and NATO. Thankfully, SPD significantly underperformed and the KSČM has completely crashed out of Parliament, failing to meet the 5% threshold.

The victorious SPOLU (Together) coalition is pro-EU, as are the Pirate Party and their coalition partners, the Mayor’s Party. SPOLU, Pirates and Mayor’s now have a majority in the Parliament, meaning they now run the board.

Babiš is (as the Czechs would say) presumably contemplating his future in sweatpants - which is what prisoners wear in the slammer.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:35:27am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Cat boys?”

Memories of the Boris Karloff classic that I used to hear on Halloween nights!

Boris Karloff Lights Out Cat Wife 1938

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:37:16am

re: #261 jaunte

Un for tuna ate.

Winner Winner Fake Tuna Dinner!

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:46:28am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ok, so I’m generally socially clueless (comes with being on the spectrum, I’ve learned), but these people don’t believe someone like me should exist. Actually, pretty much all of us Lizards would be in trouble if this lot came into real power because we check so many of their boxes indicating bad people.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:47:31am

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:48:49am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:48:57am

re: #265 mmmirele

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Ok, so I’m generally socially clueless (comes with being on the spectrum, I’ve learned), but these people don’t believe someone like me should exist. Actually, pretty much all of us Lizards would be in trouble if this lot came into real power because we check so many of their boxes indicating bad people.

This is the danger from putting Xtians in power. They will force their asinine beliefs on everyone and turn the US into Gilead.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:50:12am

It’s good to see a man with some power speaking truth.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:50:37am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Robinson, for reasons unknown calling himself “we,” said.

The reason is quite obvious, the royal “We” (unless used in a obviously joking manner) is an attempt to assert superiority.

Edit to fix royal

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:51:28am

re: #267 jaunte

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I can think of a whole bunch of Italian-Americans who deserve a day of respect more than Columbus—A.P. Giannini, John Sirica, even Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin…

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:52:24am

re: #271 JOE 🥓

Considering Columbus wasn’t representing Italy, he was a mercenary for the Spanish royals.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:53:29am

Imagine a future that honors Erik Prince for depopulating some central Asian county.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:55:14am

re: #271 JOE 🥓

This Italian-American deserves an honorary mention.
en.wikipedia.org

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:55:17am

I dread the day Trump dies when Xtians will canonize him and demand a national holiday to worship that piece of shit.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:55:18am

re: #272 jaunte

Considering Columbus wasn’t representing Italy, he was a mercenary for the Spanish royals.

s/Spanish/Portuguese/

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 9:55:56am

re: #272 jaunte

Considering Columbus wasn’t representing Italy, he was a mercenary for the Spanish royals.

Wasn’t the man behind Columbus Day some Mafiosi? I think it was one of the Five Families, IIRC.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:00:29am

Awful thread. A Tennessee county is jailing black children for non-existent crimes.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:07:57am
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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:08:22am

re: #271 JOE 🥓

I can think of a whole bunch of Italian-Americans who deserve a day of respect more than Columbus—A.P. Giannini, John Sirica, even Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin…

Some in Cleveland have been pushing to replace the statue of Columbus in their Little Italy with one of adopted native son Ettore Boiardi (of which there are are already two: one at Boiardi’s original PA factory built in the 1930s [that ConAgra still operates and manufactures Chef Boy-Ar-Dee products at] and at ConAgra’s HQ in Omaha).

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:09:13am

re: #278 No Malarkey!

Awful thread. A Tennessee county is jailing black children for non-existent crimes.

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See my post #194 in this thread which has a link to the whole story of how a sick Tennessee Xtian freak has been given carte blanche to lock up as many black kids as she can get her hands on.

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:09:14am

re: #271 JOE 🥓

I can think of a whole bunch of Italian-Americans who deserve a day of respect more than Columbus—A.P. Giannini, John Sirica, even Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin…

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee—YES! One of the things my mother loves to eat are the Chef Boy-Ar-Dee canned raviolis. And they are something she can handle without assistance. I’m not so thrilled by the salt content, but she loves them. Build him a statue for making a food my mom finds tasty and isn’t complete and utter junk.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:09:58am

re: #279 jaunte

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Can’t wait for Asshole Allen West to wind up on sorryantivaxxer.com!

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:11:12am

Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine protocols…fuck Alan West.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:11:32am

re: #283 JOE 🥓

Apparently she’s vaccinated, but hangs around a lot of people who aren’t.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:12:14am

re: #282 mmmirele

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee—YES! One of the things my mother loves to eat are the Chef Boy-Ar-Dee canned raviolis. And they are something she can handle without assistance. I’m not so thrilled by the salt content, but she loves them. Build him a statue for making a food my mom finds tasty and isn’t complete and utter junk.

He set his factory up in Pennsylvania and contracted with local farmers to supply the tomatoes, beef, wheat and cheese he needed to produce his products. And the basement of his factory grew the mushrooms for his sauce. He revitalized a part of the state that really needed a shot in the arm.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:12:30am

re: #284 darthstar

He’s going to be taking up more valuable hospital space.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:13:04am

re: #285 jaunte

Apparently she’s vaccinated, but hangs around a lot of people who aren’t.

I read that as ‘bangs a lot of people who aren’t’ and suspect if one were married to Alan West they’d do the same.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:14:06am

re: #287 jaunte

He’s going to be taking up more valuable hospital space.

He forgot to mention the monoclonal antibodies he’s probably taking - he’d be sitting next to Herman Cain in a week otherwise.

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:14:27am

re: #286 JOE 🥓

He set his factory up in Pennsylvania and contracted with local farmers to supply the tomatoes, beef, wheat and cheese he needed to produce his products. And the basement of his factory grew the mushrooms for his sauce. He revitalized a part of the state that really needed a shot in the arm.

Here’s a good story I just ran across: The Man, The Can: Recipes Of The Real Chef Boyardee

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:14:38am

re: #271 JOE 🥓

I can think of a whole bunch of Italian-Americans who deserve a day of respect more than Columbus—A.P. Giannini, John Sirica, even Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin…

Joe DiMaggio. Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino. Enrico Fermi. Lee Iacocca. Lucky Luciano.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:23:15am

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:23:40am

re: #285 jaunte

Apparently she’s vaccinated, but hangs around a lot of people who aren’t.

He doesn’t say anything about whether she’s symptomatic.

My hairdresser told me this morning that she’s going for her 3rd shot, though apparently many of her friends oppose the vaccine. Two of her grandchildren picked up Covid at school and infected their mother (her daughter who is vaccinated), although their father seems to have been fine. The mother had a bad case (no hospitalization) and has been left with the inability to taste anything for the past several weeks, but occasionally she apparently smells terrible but phantom odors such as rotten eggs.

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KingKenrod  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:25:49am

re: #283 JOE 🥓

Can’t wait for Asshole Allen West to wind up on sorryantivaxxer.com!

Yes, the quack doctor/sheep dip protocol.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:34:56am

re: #277 Dr Lizardo

Wasn’t the man behind Columbus Day some Mafiosi? I think it was one of the Five Families, IIRC.

Colombo family—Didn’t create C-Day, led protests at Columbus Circle to oppose efforts to tune it down. (1970s-80s IIRC). It was tied into their bogus Italo Antidefamation BS that was aimed at giving the mob some cover.
en.wikipedia.org

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:35:35am

re: #283 JOE 🥓

Can’t wait for Asshole Allen West to wind up on sorryantivaxxer.com!

The top story on that site right now is depressing as fuck. Anti-vaxxer Pillow Guy fan killed his brother.

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darthstar  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:36:28am

re: #295 Decatur Deb

Colombo family—Didn’t create C-Day, led protests at Columbus Circle to oppose efforts to tune it down. (1970s-80s IIRC). It was tied into their bogus Italo Antidefamation BS that was aimed at giving the mob some cover.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:37:19am

re: #295 Decatur Deb

Edited to include link.
en.wikipedia.org

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:37:21am

re: #279 jaunte

I reported that tweet for misleading medical information about COVID.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:39:13am

re: #299 mmmirele

Unfortunately Twitter has provided a huge “personal anecdote” loophole in their policy.

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:39:49am

re: #300 jaunte

Unfortunately Twitter has provided a huge “personal anecdote” loophole in their policy.

Grrrrrrr. That’s all I’m going to say, because otherwise I’ll just launch into a rant.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:40:07am

It’s as if they’re not really serious about tamping down the misinformation.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:40:38am

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

SOON.

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I’d like to have a word with you, and that word is: NO

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:43:22am

re: #279 jaunte

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“…available through virtual means…”

sorryantivaxxer.com?

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:44:46am

re: #304 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Allen West holograms.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2021 • 10:46:04am

re: #295 Decatur Deb

Colombo family—Didn’t create C-Day, led protests at Columbus Circle to oppose efforts to tune it down. (1970s-80s IIRC). It was tied into their bogus Italo Antidefamation BS that was aimed at giving the mob some cover.
en.wikipedia.org

That’s what I was remembering. I knew there was some Mafioso mixed up in there somewhere.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 11:03:56am

re: #238 mmmirele

OK, well my brother made a couple trays of chocolate walnut pumpkin muffins from scratch and my mother has been eating them while he’s been gone. (That’s not the only thing she’s been eating, let me assure you.) I watched him make them and he was precise in measuring out the ingredients, in mixing the ingredients until the batter was completely smooth, etc. Yeah, there’s some spice in them. They’re great. I’d rather he make the pumpkin bread again, though, that was *amazing*.

Pumpkin spice season doesn’t have to be stupid, it really can bring out hidden talents in people. I didn’t know you could get a pumpkin bread that gorgeously consistent.

Pumpkin shortage, high prices could haunt customers this Halloween

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2021 • 11:08:11am

re: #259 Eventual Carrion

I’m already there. Yesterday I wore my shirt that has the silhouette of a white cat and has “Cat Dad” printed below the silhouette. The shit itself is a nice navy blue.

Should have been “shirt”, but I am too late to change it. Oh well :- 0

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 9, 2021 • 11:12:40am

re: #221 darthstar

“You’re just going to have to ask God.” - well, a shit ton of anti-vaxxers have been doing that and boy haven’t they been surprised when she hasn’t answered.

Those “prayer warriors” are slacking off, or their God isn’t very happy with them. They’re failing.


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