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Teukka  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:05:09am

This days find in the Q pile:

Iframe

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:08:22am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:10:03am

I actually copy-and-pasted the original source, but I found Rick Wilson’s commentary said it all, so, presented without further comment:

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:10:33am

DodgerFan1988

arstechnica.com

littlegreenfootballs.com

Love to see that on 60 Minutes… if people only knew.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:11:27am

re: #2 teleskiguy

Aw, did Ben decide to put his Halloween costume on early this year?

/

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:12:47am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:13:45am

re: #6 The Pie Overlord!

Donald J. Trump, Winner of the War on Christmas!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:14:14am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:14:31am

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

Boy, I tell ya what, if we start listing all the titles these Trump-humpers keep heaping on him, it’s going to start sounding like Daenerys Targaryen.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:15:33am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Nah he’s trying for real. He moved to Nashville (a real shit kickin’ town, like Charlotte and Atlanta), pretty soon we’ll hear about all the hard work he’s been doin’, throwin’ hay, fixin’ fence, real salt o’ the earth shit. God willin’ he’ll even pick up a bad Marb habit.

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:15:34am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Aw, did Ben decide to put his Halloween costume on early this year?

/

George Carlin had a quote for this, as he did for so many things:

Getting pretty tired of these guys walking around in cowboy hats and cowboy boots. You ever see these jack-offs? Can’t we kill some of these motherfuckers? Walking around in a fucking cowboy hat. Grown men. It’s not even Halloween for christ-sakes! I say, “Hey Tex, grow up and get yourself a wardrobe consistent with the century you’re living in”. Why do certain men feel the need to dress up as mythic figures? You don’t see anyone walking around in a pirate costume, do you? When was the last guy you ran into who had on a viking outfit? Make-believe cowboys… the closest they ever got to a cow is when they stopped to take a piss at an Arby’s.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:16:58am

re: #6 The Pie Overlord!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:18:04am

Jim Jordan is such a fucking hack it drives me nuts.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:21:28am

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Jim Jordan is such a fucking hack it drives me nuts.

He thinks he is a shitlord.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:34:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:36:18am

it’s a real head scratcher, innit?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:39:49am

re: #10 teleskiguy

Nah he’s trying for real. He moved to Nashville (a real shit kickin’ town, like Charlotte and Atlanta), pretty soon we’ll hear about all the hard work he’s been doin’, throwin’ hay, fixin’ fence, real salt o’ the earth shit. God willin’ he’ll even pick up a bad Marb habit.

Years ago, there was a local politician in Lubbock who decided to run for Congress. His prize commercial featured him in a black hat and full cow-person getup riding across the range, lasso in hand. He drawled out a narration in the usual wildly exaggerated Texan politico accent. I remember “fam-ly val-yuhs” and “conserf-tif,” so there is no need to remember any more. Thing is, this guy was an immigrant from the UK. In private he spoke with a distinct midlands accent, with an overlay of fake Oxford. His career ended when he was arrested for assaulting a fellow fatcat with a golf club in a public park near his home. There was some kind of love triangle involved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:41:32am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:41:54am

re: #2 teleskiguy

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WHAT THE FUDGE?

2 Mikes??????

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:49:02am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:50:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:53:31am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:54:58am

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Years ago, there was a local politician in Lubbock who decided to run for Congress. His prize commercial featured him in a black hat and full cow-person getup riding across the range, lasso in hand. He drawled out a narration in the usual wildly exaggerated Texan politico accent. I remember “fam-ly val-yuhs” and “conserf-tif,” so there is no need to remember any more. Thing is, this guy was an immigrant from the UK. In private he spoke with a distinct midlands accent, with an overlay of fake Oxford. His career ended when he was arrested for assaulting a fellow fatcat with a golf club in a public park near his home. There was some kind of love triangle involved.

I would watch this TV show.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:55:27am

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

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Land Piranha’s can not be deleted. :-)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:58:11am

Not everyone is happy with comedian Jamie Costa’s impersonation of the late great Robin Williams — especially not his daughter Zelda Williams.

Costa posted a skit on Tuesday, titled “ROBIN Test Footage Scene,” where he impersonated Williams during his 1982 “Mork & Mindy” days.

Zelda, 32, expressed her irritation with the five-minute clip, saying she’s sick of people sending her videos of people acting like her father.

“Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it … please, stop sending me the ‘test footage’. I’ve seen it,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him, but y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.”

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plansbandc  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:59:57am

re: #12 Patricia Kayden

I think the plan is to just keep spouting off easily debunked lies until Dems give up trying to debunk.

Everything they say to the base is believed, so it’s about our ability to continue to push back.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:01:24pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Jim Jordan is such a fucking hack it drives me nuts.

Too many people, not just us here, but worldwide are being fed lies about Biden and other pet conservative affronts. My sister has a very close friend who has lived in Spain since the 1970’s shortly after college graduation. They talk at least weekly, and lately she has been describing how the Europeans are all disappointed in Biden.

This week she was incensed by articles that denounced a university for “firing” a professor for showing the Olivier “Othello”. She thought that was ridiculous that someone is punished for showing a great work of art and did not see any problem with the portrayal in blackface. My sister, who is not really in the loop about most publications, told me that she followed up by reading the articles her friend mentioned — and it turns out (surprise!) they were from Newsweek and the Daily Fail, publications not currently noted for their concern about accuracy or minorities. In fact the Olivier version was criticized at the time of its release at the height of the Civil Rights movement. And the professor was not fired, but removed from that particular class. Since the professor was Chinese and a musician who emigrated here when he was in his 20’s in 1982, he may not have really appreciated the problems with the production, especially since his focus was on the music for the film.

In any case, it does seem as though the persistent dishonest attacks here on CRT may be a very successful strategy in restoring the GOP to power and helping to place us under the control of a permanent white minority. As was previously pointed out here, although the white population of Texas is about 42%, they are managing through gerrymandering to hold 59% of the districts.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:05:15pm

Republican state senator, banned from Alaska Airlines after mask refusal, tests positive for COVID-19

Its my turn to battle Covid head on… game on! Who do you think is going to win? 💪🙏When I defeat it, I will tell you my recipe. I am completely unimpressed with instructions, on my positive test, that says to go home & take Tylenol (which is contraindicated) until you cannot breathe -a bad recipe from cdc/dept of health.
I am taking lots of vitamins ABCD & Quercitin & zinc citrate. Vit E and aspirin to reduce clotting. I am blessed to have gotten Ivirmectin the “de -covider.” My Vicks steamer has been a God send! My naturopath gave me tips too- that I am sure will work! I will update you in a few days. I plan to keep my promise to stay OUT of the hospital- some of them seem like scary places these days. (Lora Reinbold, Facebook)

‘Rona don’t give a shit about her recipe.

SMDH, we’re two weeks away from “BRING ON THE LEECHES!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:07:35pm

re: #28 Teddy’s Person

Play stupid games…

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:07:48pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:07:56pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:09:17pm

Where’s Waldo Sinema?

Kyrsten Sinema ditches Senate negotiations for fundraising trip to Europe

rawstory.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:11:06pm

re: #31 jaunte

For the record those terms are usually used to refer to a sexually promiscuous underage girl.

There’s even a well known movie named Lolita.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:13:18pm

re: #32 JOE 🥓

Where’s Waldo Sinema?

Kyrsten Sinema ditches Senate negotiations for fundraising trip to Europe

rawstory.com

She got a paid internship at a French winery. 🍷

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:15:01pm

re: #32 JOE 🥓

Snagging a chaos payment from the international oligarchs.

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plansbandc  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:18:10pm
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dat_said  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:19:19pm

re: #203 So Cal Greek Hippie

So Cal political wisdom:

If they throw Oranges at you in Orange County, and they throw apples at you in Apple Valley, stay the hell out of Oxnard

Just have to say that I live in Roseville. You’re welcome to visit anytime.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:21:03pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

For the record those terms are usually used to refer to a sexually promiscuous underage girl.

There’s even a well known movie named Lolita.

It was first a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1955.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:21:15pm

re: #32 JOE 🥓

Where’s Waldo Sinema?

Kyrsten Sinema ditches Senate negotiations for fundraising trip to Europe

rawstory.com

Fundraising for what!?!

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:21:37pm

Yikes.

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:22:15pm

Serendipitous medical incident today - I was at my cardiologist”s to get cleared for the colonoscopy I was motivated to schedule by last week’ discussion on LGF. They also offered me a flu shot, and when I casually asked if they had COVID boosters as well, said yes. So I have now been triple-shot!

Yay me!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:22:43pm

re: #39 Shropshire Slasher

Fundraising for what!?!

It’s the usual “no one knows what the fuck she’s doing”

Sinema, who has drawn criticism from Biden and fellow Senate Democrats for being vague about her demands and refusing to budge on her opposition to increased spending and higher taxes, participated in a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, her spokesman told The New York Times.

A source told the outlet that the fundraiser was in Paris, but it’s unclear whether the senator was actually urged to go by party officials. Sinema’s office did not say how long she will be away, which countries she is visiting, who is paying for the trip or whether she is also fundraising for her own campaign, though sources told the Times that her team planned to set up meetings in Paris and London.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:23:50pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s a real head scratcher, innit?

The Tree of Liberty is thirsty, and children’s blood is the sweetest.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:24:25pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s the usual “no one knows what the fuck she’s doing”

Sinema, who has drawn criticism from Biden and fellow Senate Democrats for being vague about her demands and refusing to budge on her opposition to increased spending and higher taxes, participated in a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, her spokesman told The New York Times.

A source told the outlet that the fundraiser was in Paris, but it’s unclear whether the senator was actually urged to go by party officials. Sinema’s office did not say how long she will be away, which countries she is visiting, who is paying for the trip or whether she is also fundraising for her own campaign, though sources told the Times that her team planned to set up meetings in Paris and London.

Undoubtedly bringing some of that foreign campaign cash to her home state!

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:26:24pm

I always have the La Palma Volcano Eruption live feed on a tab, and the floor is literally hot lava!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:26:47pm

re: #45 Shropshire Slasher

I always have the La Palma Volcano Eruption live feed on a tab, and the floor is literally hot lava!

Wow, that thing is STILL going?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:27:59pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also John Pavlovitz: Worth the reading.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:29:31pm

re: #46 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, that thing is STILL going?

Volcanic eruptions can last for over a month; in particular, island volcanoes tend to have longer but lower eruption cycles, rather than explosive events (Krakatoa being one very notable exception).

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:30:21pm

Chicago police union chief trying to kill as many of his members as he can. He’s urging them to defy the City’s vaccine mandate. news.yahoo.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:31:15pm

re: #49 No Malarkey!

You can’t convince me anymore that most cops aren’t assholes. Or maybe it’s just most of their leadership who are assholes.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:34:46pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:38:24pm

re: #49 No Malarkey!

Chicago police union chief trying to kill as many of his members as he can. He’s urging them to defy the City’s vaccine mandate. news.yahoo.com

A recent predecessor of his (Dean Angelo President 2014-2017) just died of Covid.

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:40:15pm

re: #37 dat_said

Just have to say that I live in Roseville. You’re welcome to visit anytime.

Ah, I remember Roseville well (worked on a transit project there.) Was watching Diners, DriveIns and Dives and they did a show on Squeeze Burgers. There was one right next to my hotel and I kinda adopted it during my stay.

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dat_said  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:44:31pm

re: #53 BeachDem

Ah, I remember Roseville well (worked on a transit project there.) Was watching Diners, DriveIns and Dives and they did a show on Squeeze Burgers. There was one right next to my hotel and I kinda adopted it during my stay.

Different Roseville. Mine is closer to the home of the Jucy Lucy than a Squeeze Burger.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:47:52pm
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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:48:38pm

re: #54 dat_said

Different Roseville. Mine is closer to the home of the Jucy Lucy than a Squeeze Burger.

Oops. I was only about 2,000 miles off…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:49:23pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

I mean, if the best the right can manage is Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr….

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:51:14pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, who are the liberal good music people, huh? Bruce Springsteen? Pft. Foo Fighters? Bunch of amateurs. Yo Yo Ma? Dude can’t play.

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Cheechako  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:53:52pm

Yesterday I was at the Fred Meyers pharmacy to fill some prescriptions. Out of curiosity, I asked if they had any Covid-19 Home Testing Kits. To my surprise they did. Each kit contained 2 tests and they were limiting each customer to 2 kits at a time. Each kit cost about $15 so each test would be about $7.50. Not a bad price.

I purchased 2 kits ($33 total with tax) so I would be able to test my wife or myself if we ever felt any oncoming symptoms. Something handy to have in the medicine cabinet.

You may want to consider doing the same.

P.S. - The expiration date on the kits is 3/23/22 so they’re good for about 6 months.

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dat_said  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:54:56pm

re: #56 BeachDem

Oops. I was only about 2,000 miles off…

Considering the context, CA is a reasonable assumption. Happy that you know of Jucy Lucy. One of my favorite version of burger. Best burgers I’ve had are the green chili cheeseburgers of NM. Best green chili cheeseburger I’ve had was at some hole-in-the-wall gas station/RVcampground/general store/bait shop where you had to walk past the bait to the backroom dining area where not a single table matched another and only a handful of chairs matched.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 14, 2021 • 12:59:31pm

re: #59 Cheechako

Yesterday I was at the Fred Meyers pharmacy to fill some prescriptions. Out of curiosity, I asked if they had any Covid-19 Home Testing Kits. To my surprise they did. Each kit contained 2 tests and they were limiting each customer to 2 kits at a time. Each kit cost about $15 so each test would be about $7.50. Not a bad price.

I purchased 2 kits ($33 total with tax) so I would be able to test my wife or myself if we ever felt any oncoming symptoms. Something handy to have in the medicine cabinet.

You may want to consider doing the same.

P.S. - The expiration date on the kits is 3/23/22 so they’re good for about 6 months.

Be generous with that test. Early diagnosis is the ticket to monoclonal effective treatment.

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Cheechako  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:03:35pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

Be generous with that test. Early diagnosis is the ticket to monoclonal effective treatment.

That’s exactly why I purchased them. I was playing close attention to everyone else’s experiences. We have had our Pfizer booster shots. Still, at our age we’re not taking any chances.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:07:58pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

I mean, if the best the right can manage is Toby Keith, Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr….

Lee Greenwood…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:08:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:09:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:09:16pm
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JC1  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:11:10pm

re: #4 Rightwingconspirator

DodgerFan1988

arstechnica.com

littlegreenfootballs.com

Love to see that on 60 Minutes… if people only knew.

I read through the ars article. Couldn’t shake the feeling that this revelation is simply another disinfo campaign trying to minimize Russia’s role.

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:11:13pm

re: #38 Hecuba’s daughter

It was first a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1955.

a Police lyric:

You’re standing so near me
I start to shake and cough
Just like that old man in
That book by Nabakov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:11:57pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Aw, did Ben decide to put his Halloween costume on early this year?

/

talk about “All hat and no cattle”

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:12:26pm

re: #60 dat_said

Considering the context, CA is a reasonable assumption. Happy that you know of Jucy Lucy. One of my favorite version of burger. Best burgers I’ve had are the green chili cheeseburgers of NM. Best green chili cheeseburger I’ve had was at some hole-in-the-wall gas station/RVcampground/general store/bait shop where you had to walk past the bait to the backroom dining area where not a single table matched another and only a handful of chairs matched.

Heh. Diners DriveIns and Dives had also done a show on Jucy Lucy, but in truth, I had to google it today to see where it was from.

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steve_davis  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:16:14pm

This isn’t going to happen, and I’m actually glad it isn’t really a possibility, but I do kind fantasize about Sinema showing up on the golf course to meet with Biden:

Biden (successfully drops in a putt from 20 feet out on the green. Walks over to Sinema): “Kyrsten, I need you to see this, and to understand it (takes out smartphone. Shows video of one of Sinema’s children with a gun to their head held by someone out of frame). I’ve run out of patience on the Build Better bill. I need you to vote to get it across the finish line. That’s all I’ve got for you now. Do it. We’re all counting on you. You kill my bill and….well, let’s not contemplate that.”

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:16:29pm

Well I guess my mom didn’t get tired of me being over there for a week. My brother just sent a text saying Mom wanted to know when I was coming over next because she wanted me to watch with her the video message her grandson and his new wife sent. That’s sweet, but I’m thinking tomorrow works.

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:17:23pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

I mean, if the best the right can manage is Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr….

Also, Gene Simmons and Kanye.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:17:55pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

You can’t convince me anymore that most cops aren’t assholes. Or maybe it’s just most of their leadership who are assholes.

I think there was a time when the mix of assholes to non-assholes was fairly representative of most any other profession.

But it started skewing towards more asshole-ish for various reasons relating to the nature of the profession and the society they practice it in (where they have to assume that almost anyone they approach could be armed and dangerous) and it quickly turned into asshole-a-palooza.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:18:27pm

re: #70 BeachDem

Heh. Diners DriveIns and Dives had also done a show on Jucy Lucy, but in truth, I had to google it today to see where it was from.

There’s a food truck in my area called…I LOVE JUICY that only makes Juicy Lucys!

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:20:23pm

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think there was a time when the mix of assholes to non-assholes was fairly representative of the rest of any profession.

But it started skewing towards more asshole-ish for various reasons relating to the nature of the profession and the society they practice it in (where they have to assume that almost anyone they approach could be armed and dangerous) and it quickly turned into asshole-a-palooza.

I think a lot of cops are ex-military too, and a lot of what they did in Iraq and Afghanistan was policing among insurgencies, which of course warps what they’re supposed to be doing. Then they come back to the USA and treat everyone here like they treated everyone over there—badly.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:20:45pm

re: #59 Cheechako

Yesterday I was at the Fred Meyers pharmacy to fill some prescriptions. Out of curiosity, I asked if they had any Covid-19 Home Testing Kits. To my surprise they did. Each kit contained 2 tests and they were limiting each customer to 2 kits at a time. Each kit cost about $15 so each test would be about $7.50. Not a bad price.

Are you kidding? In Germany you get them at any drugstore for around $2 per test.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:23:49pm

My cats are so spoiled.

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Cheechako  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:24:58pm

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Are you kidding? In Germany you get them at any drugstore for around $2 per test.

What did you expect in the good ol’ USA…profit comes first. And, the kits were made by Abbott Labs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:27:43pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:31:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:32:35pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:33:54pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What a pair of Pre$$titute$!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:35:11pm

An increase in incidents of parents being abusive and making threats to school employees over COVID prevention measures prompted the Estill County Board of Education on Thursday to issue a stern warning.

A “civility statement” from the school board said members were not trying to deny freedom of expression, but wanted to be clear about the possible consequences of parents abusing staff.

“In recent weeks, we have seen an increase of incidents where parents have been abusive to school employees and have made comments of a threatening nature. This is a direct violation of state law,” the statement said.

Estill Superintendent Jeff Saylor told the Herald-Leader the district had had phone calls and emails sent to principals and other school personnel about masking, quarantines and other coronavirus mitigation that he thinks crosses a line.

“We are not going to have school employees that are mistreated,” Saylor said

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gwangung  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:35:40pm

Gobsmacked today by the stupidity.

nbcnews.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:35:58pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

Who the fuck is Ron Klain and why should I care?

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:36:18pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I assume that Lt. Gov. Cameron and the KY state legislature will have something to say about this. Nothing good, either.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:40:30pm

Springtime for Good People on Both Sides

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:41:44pm

attention VB: sourdough discard recipe:
Sourdough Discard Apple Galette

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:42:20pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the fuck is Ron Klain and why should I care?

Biden’s Chief of Staff

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:42:34pm

re: #85 gwangung

Southlake seems to be a flashpoint over this kind of shit.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:42:42pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the fuck is Ron Klain and why should I care?

He’s a talented organizer (was Obama’s “Ebola Czar” back when we had Czars) working in the Biden WH now as CoS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:47:52pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:50:30pm

re: #92 Barefoot Grin

He’s a talented organizer (was Obama’s “Ebola Czar” back when we had Czars) working in the Biden WH now as CoS.

Thank you. I thought the name sounded familiar.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 1:55:03pm

Today’s episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater has Nutso Eric Metaxas going off the rails.

Election Conspiracy Theorist Eric Metaxas Says Biden’s Election Was ‘A Satanic Usurpation’

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:00:01pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

Always write questions down before going to the doctor. Present the list. Run through all the questions you had written down before leaving the office.

Doctors actually appreciate if you have lists of questions because it helps them and you manage your visit and you get the most out of your doctor’s time and expertise.

And if you can, have someone else there to help - either asking the questions or taking notes. Because there’s some kinds of diagnoses and conditions that involve so much jargon, let alone emotions, that it can be overwhelming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:02:08pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:02:22pm

re: #39 Shropshire Slasher

Fundraising for what!?!

Her Hot Topic wardrobe.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:03:22pm

re: #85 gwangung

Matched only by the rank bigotry of a school that suspended a black student for planning a protest against a racist white fuckers who were flying a Confederate flag at the school.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:05:24pm

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Are you kidding? In Germany you get them at any drugstore for around $2 per test.

The lateral flow kits are subsidized in Europe to be so cheap that one could do daily testing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:06:25pm
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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:06:37pm

Matt Yglesias going full privileged chud regarding the actual importance of the current anti-CRT mania lately. And clearly dabbling in willful ignorance.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:08:01pm

re: #36 plansbandc

We are putting in the first disc golf course in Detroit this month, too. I just drove in and donated half the “holes” (baskets).

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:21:31pm

re: #102 Citizen K

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Matt Yglesias going full privileged chud regarding the actual importance of the current anti-CRT mania lately. And clearly dabbling in willful ignorance.

So reading comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, ability to assess the meaning and reliability of any particular reading assignment… is not important in his world?

The students at this school will have absolute crap SAT scores, and if they get into college anyway won’t be able to write essays and construct arguments in their history, literature, IR, Econ or Poli Sci classes.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:23:12pm

re: #104 sagehen

So reading comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, ability to assess the meaning and reliability of any particular reading assignment… is not important in his world?

The students at this school will have absolute crap SAT scores, and if they get into college anyway won’t be able to write essays and construct arguments in their history, literature, IR, Econ or Poli Sci classes.

They’ll be going to Xtian colleges where nobody needs to learn how to think.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:23:54pm

re: #105 JOE 🥓

They’ll be going to Xtian colleges where nobody needs to learn how to think.

I think Liberty University needs to replace a few dozen Covid losses.

/

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Nojay UK  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:25:50pm

re: #100 BlueSpotinAL

The lateral flow kits are subsidized in Europe to be so cheap that one could do daily testing.

Here in the UK lateral-flow test kits are free (and made in China). Supposedly each person is only allowed one box of 7 tests every two weeks, in reality anyone could shop around different pharmacies and get as many boxes of tests as they want since there doesn’t seem to be any kind of central records-keeping.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:31:21pm

and notice the blatant nose violation third from the left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:32:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:34:00pm
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Nojay UK  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:37:36pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

The US had an Anti-Masking League during the Spanish Flu epidemic. Same old same old.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:39:11pm

Texas teacher can’t teach about the Holocaust without including denialist material.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:39:35pm

:(

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Teddy's Person  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:41:34pm

re: #104 sagehen

So reading comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, ability to assess the meaning and reliability of any particular reading assignment… is not important in his world?

The students at this school will have absolute crap SAT scores, and if they get into college anyway won’t be able to write essays and construct arguments in their history, literature, IR, Econ or Poli Sci classes.

From Wikipedia: Yglesias went to high school at the Dalton School in New York City, and later attended Harvard University, where he studied philosophy.

He most likely thinks that public school kids should be trained for warehouse jobs at Amazon or flipping burgers. Don’t muddle their minds. They need to read and do math just enough to provide services for Matt and his ilk.

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 2:47:53pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

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His spoken words were even more moronic than his tweets—I know, hard to believe.

He claimed it was part of a “political game by what is supposed to be one of Missouri’s news outlets. The state is committed to bring to justice anyone who hacked our system and anyone who aided and abetted them to do so,” Parson said, later arguing that the reporter was “attempting to embarrass the state and sell headlines for their news outlet.”

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:03:51pm

re: #114 Teddy’s Person

From Wikipedia: Yglesias went to high school at the Dalton School in New York City, and later attended Harvard University, where he studied philosophy.

He most likely thinks that public school kids should be trained for warehouse jobs at Amazon or flipping burgers. Don’t muddle their minds. They need to read and do math just enough to provide services for Matt and his ilk.

People like this also think to themselves “my most important learning after all was outside the classroom and school,” forgetting that it came from being able to go to museums, musical performances, absorbing adult discussions about important matters, etc. School should be and often is an important window to kids who otherwise don’t have access. And it also helps these same kids not go hungry.

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:04:37pm

re: #95 JOE 🥓

Today’s episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater has Nutso Eric Metaxas going off the rails.

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Metaxas has been off the rails for a long time. He blocked a number of serious historians and scholars in 2016 after he attributed a fake quote to Bonhoeffer, basically insinuating that Bonhoeffer would have voted for Trump. I got blocked too, but I am not a professional historian or scholar, just a senior technologist specializing in issue resolution.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:05:05pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:05:39pm

Q is running for Congress.

One day after a photo went viral of QAnon conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins with Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, he has reportedly filed papers for a potential run for office himself.

“It looks like Ron Watkins, a prominent figure in the QAnon movement who many believe is Q himself, filed paperwork indicating he might run for Congress from Arizona on Thursday,” VICE News reported Thursday. “If he goes through with it, Watkins would be by far the most prominent QAnon figure to run for office in the U.S., further evidence of how much the conspiracy theory-based movement has become intertwined with the modern Republican Party.”

Watkins filed a “statement of interest” with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office for the state’s first congressional district, potentially challenging Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ).

rawstory.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:08:20pm
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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:09:00pm

re: #114 Teddy’s Person

From Wikipedia: Yglesias went to high school at the Dalton School in New York City, and later attended Harvard University, where he studied philosophy.

He most likely thinks that public school kids should be trained for warehouse jobs at Amazon or flipping burgers. Don’t muddle their minds. They need to read and do math just enough to provide services for Matt and his ilk.

Any one of Jonathan Kozol’s books will bear that out. I have never forgotten one section of “Ordinary Resurrections” where he talks about how businesses come into the poor schools (mostly South Bronx) to “recruit” kids for low-level job futures. Not just seniors in high school—they try to put disadvantaged kids on a path to mediocrity early on—like, how dare a poor child dream of growing up to be a doctor or lawyer.

I remember reading that book while sitting in a coffee shop and crying my eyes out. People came over to see if I was OK, and it was difficult to explain that I was moved to tears by a non-fiction book about education.

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:09:55pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

Great album! Probably the best of the Berlin Trilogy.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:13:30pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

I made the best interpretation I could of this bonkers demand and assumed the administrator meant a Holocaust denial book. But Hell, I don’t know, she might have wanted a copy of Mein Kampf in the classroom.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:13:41pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

44 years of Texas politicians hearing this and responding “Naah.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:15:04pm

re: #123 No Malarkey!

I made the best interpretation I could of this bonkers demand and assumed the administrator meant a Holocaust denial book. But Hell, I don’t know, she might have wanted a copy of Mein Kampf in the classroom.

I don’t know what other “opposing perspective” there could be with regard to the Holocaust.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:15:27pm

re: #123 No Malarkey!

I made the best interpretation I could of this bonkers demand and assumed the administrator meant a Holocaust denial book. But Hell, I don’t know, she might have wanted a copy of Mein Kampf in the classroom.

Oh knowing it’s Texas they want an All-American book to balance the Holocaust documentation! Like…Henry Ford’s “The International Jew” 🤬

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:17:09pm

re: #102 Citizen K

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Matt Yglesias going full privileged chud regarding the actual importance of the current anti-CRT mania lately. And clearly dabbling in willful ignorance.

To be blunt, Texas schools have always sucked.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:20:12pm

Not enough fucks in Steve’s reponse.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:20:43pm

re: #121 BeachDem

Any one of Jonathan Kozol’s books will bear that out. I have never forgotten one section of “Ordinary Resurrections” where he talks about how businesses come into the poor schools (mostly South Bronx) to “recruit” kids for low-level job futures. Not just seniors in high school—they try to put disadvantaged kids on a path to mediocrity early on—like, how dare a poor child dream of growing up to be a doctor or lawyer.

I remember reading that book while sitting in a coffee shop and crying my eyes out. People came over to see if I was OK, and it was difficult to explain that I was moved to tears by a non-fiction book about education.

And I don’t mean to denigrate warehouse or fast food jobs. Those should be well-paid jobs. In America, the most important jobs are often some of the lowest paid jobs. Society would be just fine if corporate CEOs and board members (or all of the pundit class - just to get in another dig on Matt Y) ceased to exist entirely. Society would be negatively impacted if the warehouse workers or food service workers went away (as we’re finding out).

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:21:03pm

re: #128 I Would Prefer Not To

The “opposite” meaning that it never happened, or that it happened and was a good thing?

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:21:36pm

What is the opposite of history?

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:21:47pm

re: #123 No Malarkey!

I made the best interpretation I could of this bonkers demand and assumed the administrator meant a Holocaust denial book. But Hell, I don’t know, she might have wanted a copy of Mein Kampf in the classroom.

Back to Jonathan Kozol for a moment—he got fired from his first teaching job in 1965 for reading a poem to 4th graders by Langston Hughes:

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

They told him Hughes was too “inflamatory”

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gwangung  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:24:24pm

What might be getting lost in this storm about “bringing balance to the Holocaust” is that the law inspiring this is aimed at anything that teaches about racism in America. Because America’s history of racism is “controversial” to many white people, and are as fragile as snowflakes about it.

And too many white folks would be JUST FINE with not talking about racist laws and racist structures against blacks PARTICULARLY when they operate in the present day.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:25:27pm

re: #131 jaunte

What is the opposite of history?

Fiction.

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:27:03pm

re: #129 Teddy’s Person

And I don’t mean to denigrate warehouse or fast food jobs. Those should be well-paid jobs. In America, the most important jobs are often some of the lowest paid jobs. Society would be just fine if corporate CEOs and board members (or all of the pundit class - just to get in another dig on Matt Y) ceased to exist entirely. Society would be negatively impacted if the warehouse workers or food service workers went away (as we’re finding out).

Oh, I didn’t get that at all—just saying that, as Kozol points out, it’s just baked into the whole mindset that poor people, particularly in minority neighborhoods, can’t and, in their minds, shouldn’t aspire to anything else.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:28:30pm

re: #134 Eclectic Cyborg

“…A 2019 book by Peter Pomerantsev, a Soviet-born ex-reality TV producer turned journalist and academic, claims that we’re experiencing a brand of reality-bending politics that really began in post-Soviet Russia. It’s a politics built on a distinctive form of propaganda, the goal of which is to confuse, not convince.

It’s also exceptionally cynical. The point, Pomerantsev says, isn’t to sell an ideology or a vision of the future; it’s to tell people that “the truth is unknowable” and that the only way forward is “to follow a strong leader.”
vox.com

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:29:31pm
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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:30:47pm

re: #126 JOE 🥓

Oh knowing it’s Texas they want an All-American book to balance the Holocaust documentation! Like…Henry Ford’s “The International Jew” 🤬

Or The Turner Diaries.

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:32:43pm

re: #132 BeachDem

Back to Jonathan Kozol for a moment—he got fired from his first teaching job in 1965 for reading a poem to 4th graders by Langston Hughes:

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

They told him Hughes was too “inflamatory”

I don’t know where or how or why or anything, but when I was in elementary school, oh, I was probably eight years old or so, in (then) white bread Concord, California, and I remember a guest speaker coming in and explaining ghettoes to us. You know, in kid friendly language-how they were created, and in particular, how roads and freeways created ghettoes. I don’t even KNOW how that happened…it may have been because I and several other kids were considered gifted, we were separated out from the other kids, and given what they called “enrichment.” This might have been part of that. But I can tell you I thought about it A LOT, especially after we moved to Houston, where there was a significant Black and Hispanic presence, but the schools were 95%+ white.

Oh, and for the record, the current mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, was one of the less than 5 percent at my high school.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:33:17pm

re: #127 mmmirele

To be blunt, Texas schools have always sucked.

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Memories of Ambridge High School where the biology teachers pushed biblical creation and there was none of that sex education. Oh and American History texts glorified Andrew Johnson while vilifying Thaddeus Stevens. Teddy Roosevelt was a radical just like FDR. Truman was soft on Communism. Ike stuck the shiv to Fighting’ Joe Mc Carthy. Oh and certain people of color…”knew their place”…

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:33:18pm

re: #130 jaunte

The “opposite” meaning that it never happened, or that it happened and was a good thing?

That’s the question. Of course, the denialists secretly think the Holocaust was a good thing as well.

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:34:07pm

re: #131 jaunte

What is the opposite of history?

Fantasy.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:35:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:38:54pm
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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:41:15pm

when I was in junior high, the Gifted & Talented program had a combined Social Studies/History/English Lit class that was one of the great joys of my youth.

One semester, we studied up on Colonial History, the Salem Witch Trials, the McCarthy Era, metaphor, allegory, analogy, constructing a drama in 3 acts — then went to the fancy schmancy downtown music center for matinees of The Crucible and Rhinocerus.

And of course, there was the class project where we rewrote Midsummer Night’s Dream in haiku and limerick. None of us were ever again intimidated by Shakespeare.

Our Russian history was incomplete; we started with the prehistoric Rus, went through Genghis & his hordes, the Czars (especially Peter and Catherine), 19th century music and literature… but time ran out before we ever got to the 20th Century.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:41:27pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

So all arms should be obtained by ordinary citizens?
Great. I can’t wait to finally realize my dream of a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:41:50pm

re: #146 Florida Panhandler

So all arms should be obtained by ordinary citizens?
Great. I can’t wait to finally realize my dream of a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

Two words: Naval. Railgun.

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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:42:28pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:43:26pm

re: #145 sagehen

Remembering how our local School BORED vetoed any High School advanced placement classes after the heavy lobbying from the Birchers. Of course the Football fanatics sided with them…

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:44:23pm

re: #149 JOE 🥓

Remembering how our local School BORED vetoed any High School advanced placement classes after the heavy lobbying from the Birchers. Of course the Football fanatics sided with them…

It might be worth noting, at this point, that while the jocks at my high school never won any awards of note before or during (or, as far as I’m aware, after) my tenure, the nerds brought home five state championships in the span of two years.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:44:34pm

First reflex in all difficult situations: lie.

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2020 Blue Wisconsin  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:46:15pm

An older interview, but one I’d never seen before:

Unsolved Mysteries Of Quantum Leap With Donald P. Bellisario

I really miss that show. Going to have to find out what service is streaming it these days and re-watch it.

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:46:44pm

re: #150 Dopamine Fish

It might be worth noting, at this point, that while the jocks at my high school never won any awards of note before or during (or, as far as I’m aware, after) my tenure, the nerds brought home five state championships in the span of two years.

Debate? Robotics? do tell.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:47:17pm

re: #145 sagehen

When I took World History in high school if you got to the Archduke Ferdinand being killed it was considered complete. I learned WWII from my late parents. Mom had the stories from the home front in South Philly. And Dad had his experiences from SHAEF in Europe.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:48:46pm

re: #151 jaunte

First reflex in all difficult situations: lie.

So glad someone recorded her to expose her as the two faced racist scum she is.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:49:24pm

re: #153 sagehen

Debate? Robotics? do tell.

We had an “academic bowl” in Indiana in which participating schools fielded three-man teams in four subjects (math, science, literature, and I can’t remember what the fourth subject was), and a four-man interdisciplinary squad. If you won at the local level in a given subject, that squad proceeded to state. Our junior year, our math team scored our first district victory, followed shortly by our first-ever state championship. The following year, we went 4/5 at the district level and 4/4 at the state level; I did not participate in the English team either year, as it was not my strong suit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:49:27pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:51:06pm

FDA Advisory Board Recommends Moderna Booster Shot Be Approved

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted Thursday to recommend Moderna booster shots for emergency use authorization, bringing millions of Americans one step closer to being eligible for an additional dose. The panel, called the Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, voted unanimously in favor of authorizing the shots.

*snip*

The same group of advisers will convene Friday to discuss a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine. It will also review the results of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on “mixing and matching” Covid vaccines. That study found that giving people who initially received the Johnson & Johnson vaccination a booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna led to a stronger immune response than a second Johnson & Johnson dose.

At this point I don’t care what shot I get. I just want my booster. Especially since I live in I-duh-hoe and am surrounded by covidiots who refuse to mask up or get vaxed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:51:14pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Louder for the morons in the back.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:53:18pm

Now that I think about it, I think each individual was limited to two squads plus the interdisciplinary squad, to prevent a school’s participation from just being the four smartest people they could dig up. So I chose the subjects that were my natural fortes - not to say I was bad at English, but I was far more comfortable in math and science.

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BeachDem  Oct 14, 2021 • 3:57:14pm

re: #152 2020 Blue Wisconsin

An older interview, but one I’d never seen before:

Unsolved Mysteries Of Quantum Leap With Donald P. Bellisario

I really miss that show. Going to have to find out what service is streaming it these days and re-watch it.

I could not find it streaming anywhere, so bought the boxed set of DVDs. Didn’t regret it for a minute. I LOVED that show when it was first on and, for me at least, it held up fantastically 30 years later. (I always loved the bit of trivia about why Al was always smoking cigars, and found out that Dean Stockwell suggested it, figuring it was a great way to get free cigars for as long as the show ran.)

Edit to add—hey, looks like NBC is streaming it.

nbc.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:02:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:02:47pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

tattoos is a loon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:05:04pm
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:06:53pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

That ain’t good, chief.

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Unabogie  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:10:45pm

Charles, I hope you have a post up soon about this insanity.

A state website put SSN#s in plaintext in the HTML source code. A reporter found it and informed them. Idiot GOP governor wants to prosecute him as a “hacker”

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:11:31pm

re: #166 Unabogie

Charles, I hope you have a post up soon about this insanity.

A state website put SSN#s in plaintext in the HTML source code. A reporter found it and informed them. Idiot GOP governor wants to prosecute him as a “hacker”

I feel like there have already been lawsuits about viewing HTML code in browser debug tools. Maybe I’m wrong.

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Nojay UK  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:11:47pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jeez, I thought Scotland was doing quite badly at the moment — our population is about 5.5 million and we’ve got 50 people in ICU with COVID-19 and about 900 people hospitalised. Kentucky has a population of about 4.5 million in comparison.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:14:23pm

re: #167 Dopamine Fish

I feel like there have already been lawsuits about viewing HTML code in browser debug tools. Maybe I’m wrong.

I’m pretty sure it’s not illegal to just look at code.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:14:42pm

re: #166 Unabogie

“Decoded”

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:14:45pm

re: #168 Nojay UK

Jeez, I thought Scotland was doing quite badly at the moment — our population is about 5.5 million and we’ve got 50 people in ICU with COVID-19 and about 900 people hospitalised. Kentucky has a population of about 4.5 million in comparison.

Minnesota is a state of comparable size, and we have 255 people in ICU and around 1,000 total hospitalized for COVID. This is a particularly heavy strain on our ICU capacity, but so far we still have open beds in every hospital region in the state.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:15:59pm

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m pretty sure it’s not illegal to just look at code.

That’s what I mean. I feel like someone has tried to sue someone else for looking at a website’s source code and failed. I mean, hell, the courts have even agreed that reverse engineering an application in order to build something compatible with it is legal. Viewing the source code is generally a part of that.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:16:07pm

re: #167 Dopamine Fish

I feel like there have already been lawsuits about viewing HTML code in browser debug tools. Maybe I’m wrong.

You don’t even need a debug tool to view HTML. CTRL-U

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:18:34pm

re: #37 dat_said

Late response, but thanks! I may pass that way sometime soon with Mrs and dogs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:21:45pm

re: #166 Unabogie

Charles, I hope you have a post up soon about this insanity.

A state website put SSN#s in plaintext in the HTML source code. A reporter found it and informed them. Idiot GOP governor wants to prosecute him as a “hacker”

and the story wasn’t published until AFTER the state fixed the website prob.

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:24:24pm

re: #167 Dopamine Fish

I feel like there have already been lawsuits about viewing HTML code in browser debug tools. Maybe I’m wrong.

When they first rolled out one of those conservative twitter competitors (can’t remember which it was now but it didn’t last long) they had comments in the HTML with the admin credentials and server IPs - Anonymous was too embarrassed for them to even do anything.

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:25:50pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the story wasn’t published until AFTER the state fixed the website prob.

Good luck with the hacking charges.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:28:41pm

re: #177 darthstar

Good luck with the hacking charges.

reporter gave the state a heads up about the prob.
sooo…lol, governor.

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:28:57pm

In other news, we had a half dozen flies show up in our house. They like to circle in the middle of the family room. So when I finished my last call I grabbed my trusty Bug A-Salt rifle, gave it a good shake to ensure the salt was still loose and went to town. Knocked four of them out of the air and one that thought flying up to the ceiling would be safe. Thing holds about a tablespoon of salt and I’ve probably got over 100 shots and still haven’t had to refill it…took me about 20 shots this afternoon. Nice little spray - about 10” pattern at three feet.

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Nojay UK  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:30:27pm

re: #171 Dopamine Fish

Minnesota is a state of comparable size, and we have 255 people in ICU and around 1,000 total hospitalized for COVID. This is a particularly heavy strain on our ICU capacity, but so far we still have open beds in every hospital region in the state.

Scotland has about 70% of the total population fully vaccinated but there’s a current drive to get schoolkids aged between 12 and 17 vaccinated. Generally in Scotland about 85% of 16+ adults are fully vaccinated. The holdouts seem to be the Young Immortals, the 18 to 40 age group which are only 70% or so fully vaccinated with little sign of the number changing any time soon. Saying that there’s a push by the government to require vaccine passports for access to pubs, clubs, sporting events etc. and that may push the 18-40 age group vaccination numbers up a bit.

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Unabogie  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:34:10pm

re: #172 Dopamine Fish

Yeah, there’s no law against viewing publically available source code or else every developer in the world is guilty of crimes.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:34:41pm

re: #180 Nojay UK

Scotland has about 70% of the total population fully vaccinated but there’s a current drive to get schoolkids aged between 12 and 17 vaccinated. Generally in Scotland about 85% of 16+ adults are fully vaccinated. The holdouts seem to be the Young Immortals, the 18 to 40 age group which are only 70% or so fully vaccinated with little sign of the number changing any time soon. Saying that there’s a push by the government to require vaccine passports for access to pubs, clubs, sporting events etc. and that may push the 18-40 age group vaccination numbers up a bit.

Minnesota is at 71% fully vaccinated, but the more populated areas are even higher than that; my county, the most populous county in MN, is at 76% fully vaccinated and well over 80% with one shot. Our state was one of the few that hit President Biden’s goal of 70% fully vaccinated by July 4, but since then, people completing their vaccinations have fallen off a cliff. There’s been a bit of a resurgence of people getting the first shot as the vaccine mandates have kicked in, so I surmise that the numbers will start to climb again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:36:18pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:40:35pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:42:38pm
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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:44:04pm

re: #185 JOE 🥓

I think someone finally reached him with “You’re going to prison, asshole…it’s up to you for how long.”

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:47:08pm

re: #186 darthstar

I think someone finally reached him with “You’re going to prison, asshole…it’s up to you for how long.”

Okay - read the article. Fucker got off with a letter of reprimand and 2/3 pay cut for up to 12 months…oh, and his wife found her freedom.

He did raise two million dollars in GoFundme money from idiot Republicans…so maybe he doesn’t care about that.

On Thursday, Scheller, who has been a Marine for 17 years, told Hines that his life began “spiraling” after he posted the first video.

“He said his wife left him, fellow Marine officers turned their backs on him and the Marine Corps opened an investigation into his actions,” the Washington Post reported.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:50:24pm
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:51:51pm

So Mrs. Fish sent me this picture, and I definitely laughed out loud:

As it turns out, I went and looked it up. mnkaren.org

The Karen culture is a sub-culture of the low-lying coastal areas of Burma and Thailand, and boy, do I feel sorry for those people after what the American culture has turned the term “Karen” into.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 4:52:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:02:17pm

EAGLE, Idaho (CBS2) - A 16-year-old from Eagle had a heart attack while weightlifting. After being in a coma for two days, he can’t remember anything for longer than 30 minutes.

Travis Johnston, a Junior at Eagle High School, was having a workout session on Oct. 10 with his friends when he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the hospital and resuscitated. After that, his body went into a coma.

He stayed in a coma for almost 48 hours before finally waking up. He’s experiencing severe delirium, and his short-term memory only lasts for 30 minutes right now.

Travis is expected to be in the hospital for at least another week while he’s monitored and tested further. Shara Martinho, a family friend, set up a GoFundMe page to help with the Johnston family’s expenses.

“They have performed test after test and still do not have answers as to what exactly may have caused this,” Martinho said. “The medical expenses and the time his family is having to take off work are quickly adding up.”

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:02:22pm

re: #184 jaunte

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did anybody tell Senator Grassley that his so-called “standard practice” was violated pretty egregiously when they put Amy Coney Barrett into RBG’s seat after early voting had already been going for weeks?

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:14:21pm

Nice billboard in Times Square

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:18:01pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:20:43pm

re: #193 darthstar

Nice billboard in Times Square

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I am so going to take a pic of this

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darthstar  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:21:41pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Weeks of drama to come.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:32:40pm

re: #166 Unabogie

Actual hackers have a script that strips them out and automatically offers them up for sale online.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2021 • 5:35:22pm

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m pretty sure it’s not illegal to just look at code.

Those were brought by the people who used to out disclaimers on websites saying that if you downloaded anything from the site, you were violating copyright.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 6:05:10pm

re: #161 BeachDem

I could not find it streaming anywhere, so bought the boxed set of DVDs. Didn’t regret it for a minute. I LOVED that show when it was first on and, for me at least, it held up fantastically 30 years later. (I always loved the bit of trivia about why Al was always smoking cigars, and found out that Dean Stockwell suggested it, figuring it was a great way to get free cigars for as long as the show ran.)

Edit to add—hey, looks like NBC is streaming it.

nbc.com

I watched it when it was first on but eventually lost interest late in the series (but cannot recall exactly what transpired) when it veered more to his leaps being guided through religion rather than science. I wanted science fiction.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:37:17am

re: #166 Unabogie

Charles, I hope you have a post up soon about this insanity.

A state website put SSN#s in plaintext in the HTML source code. A reporter found it and informed them. Idiot GOP governor wants to prosecute him as a “hacker”

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The pressed the developers tools menu item and could see the HTML? MASTER HACKERS


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