Seth Meyers: Bannon Could Face Criminal Charges; Trump Tells Republicans Not to Vote; Both of These Things Rock

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Seth takes a closer look at a possible criminal referral for Steven Bannon from the congressional committee’s investigation of the January 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump telling Republicans not to vote in future elections.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2021 • 7:27:54pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2021 • 7:34:52pm
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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 7:36:05pm
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No Malarkey!  Oct 14, 2021 • 7:44:29pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 14, 2021 • 7:55:56pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:06:06pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:10:54pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:12:43pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:13:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:14:14pm

YOKO ONO GOES METAL

Yoko Ono goes Metal!

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Dave In Austin  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:15:18pm
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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:16:01pm

From last thread:

re: #9 A Cranky One

The often untold story of cleaning up dead kaiju finally coming to theaters next year | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

soranews24.com

I’m thinking that some real life experiments didn’t go so well:

Fifty years ago, Oregon exploded a whale in a burst that ‘blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds’

On a clear November day in 1970 in Florence, Ore., state highway engineers lit 20 cases of dynamite to blow apart a 45-foot sperm whale carcass that had washed up on the beach and festered for three days.

…snip…

The engineers intended for the eight-ton carcass to be thrown into the ocean in pieces. Instead, chunks of flesh flew toward the beachside town and fell from the sky, crushing a car a quarter-mile away and raining down on a crowd who had gathered to watch the pyrotechnics.

…snip…

Linnman and cameraman Doug Brazil, who had arrived at the beach near the midpoint of Oregon’s coastline with cameras in hand, captured the moment the excited crowd suddenly realized the rancid blubber that had propelled into the air would soon plummet back onto their heads.

washingtonpost.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:19:28pm

re: #11 Dave In Austin

When I saw this at first I thought it was that weird angry Islamophobic British dude, you know the one. He was very angry all the time.

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A Cranky One  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:21:19pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

YOKO ONO GOES METAL

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retired cynic  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:22:23pm

re: #14 A Cranky One

My opinion!

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:32:19pm

In other local DC news, one of the escaped zebras that has been roaming the Prince George County, Maryland area, has died. Apparently it was caught in an illegal snare trap.

Originally, 5 zebras were reported to have escaped back in August, but authorities now say that only 3 got out.

One of the zebras that escaped a Prince George’s County farm has died

One of the zebras that escaped from a Prince George’s County farm in August, has been found dead.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Lauren Moses said the animal was found Sept. 16 in a snare trap near a field.

Police responded to the scene along Duley Station Road in Upper Marlboro, just a few miles from the farm where the animals came from.

Moses said, at this point, investigators don’t know who placed the snare trap there, but those kind of traps are illegal in Prince George’s County.

wtop.com

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:34:18pm

re: #14 A Cranky One

True. And, sadly, next year will be 2020-too

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:39:23pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:40:12pm

What’re the fuckin’ odds?

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:47:07pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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“I know you’d prefer to remember the good times with your dad and all the joy he brought into your life, but I just can’t get hard unless you acknowledge and give your blessing to an actor doing an impression of your dad on the day one of his good friends died.”

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:48:13pm

re: #16 ckkatz

Originally, 5 zebras were reported to have escaped back in August, but authorities now say that only 3 got out.

One of the zebras that escaped a Prince George’s County farm has died

wtop.com

Because 2 of them were captured by somebody who poured a bunch of Clairol and L’Oreal on them, and now there’s 2 less fewer stripey equines in Maryland.

ETA: grammar fix

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:50:14pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

“I know you’d prefer to remember the good times with your dad and all the joy he brought into your life, but I just can’t get hard unless you acknowledge and give your blessing to an actor doing an impression of your dad on the day one of his good friends died.”

She said he’s talented. She just wanted people to stop sending it to her, and that guy couldn’t handle that. Lots of people argue just to argue.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 8:57:13pm

re: #22 Punish Domestic Terrorists

She said he’s talented. She just wanted people to stop sending it to her, and that guy couldn’t handle that. Lots of people argue just to argue.

It’s bad when you have friends who each want you to “check this out” only to find out it’s the same damned clip/meme/joke/etc that everybody in the world has seen a dozen times because they think you’re the one person who hasn’t and they want a front row seat to your reaction.

It’s fucking ridiculous when thousands of total strangers blow up your timeline with the same damned clip going “YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!” as though you owe them a unique impression every time. And then get fucking snippy when you tell them to please stop.

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:27:59pm

re: #2 jaunte

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And don’t forget gerrymandered to the extent that it’s virtually impossible to undo any of the damage.

It feels like Texas is a rolling nightmare that cannot be contained, especially with how much what happens in Texas influences the rest of the country.

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:33:12pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:37:33pm

So I spent like 30 seconds on Twitter.

What I saw was a bunch of lefties attacking RBG and the last Mouth of Mauron hilariously and hypocritically bitching about the Hatch Act.

Why do I have an account there again? JHC… I have *two* accounts there.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:41:57pm

This now well viewed tweet:

… is ripe for misinterpretation.

The key here is that the administrator was responding to Texas legislature bill 3979.

legiscan.com

It’s all part of the ideological war.

Notice this in the bill is the part to combat the boogeyman of CRT:

(4) a teacher, administrator, or other employee of a
state agency, school district, or open-enrollment charter school
may not: […]
(B) require or make part of a course the concept
that:

[…]
(vi) an individual, by virtue of the
individual’s race or sex, bears responsibility for actions
[…]

(viii) meritocracy or traits such as a hard
work ethic are racist or sexist or were created by members of a
particular race to oppress members of another race;

(ix) the advent of slavery in the territory
that is now the United States constituted the true founding of the
United States; or
committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex;

(x) with respect to their relationship to
American values, slavery and racism are anything other than
deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to, the
authentic founding principles of the United States, which include
liberty and equality; and
(C) require an understanding of The 1619 Project.

As usual, when already malicious legislators make overly-broad and/or overly-intrusive bills and laws, the masses of people affected have to interpret how to handle said burdens.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:45:05pm

re: #21 sagehen

Because 2 of them were captured by somebody who poured a bunch of Clairol and L’Oreal on them, and now there’s 2 less fewer stripey equines in Maryland.

ETA: grammar fix

So you’re saying the fugitives dyed rather than died? :)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:50:04pm

I understand that NBC wants to have a “gotcha” clip to drive views.

But I think the headlines should always read: In reaction to TX Bill 3979 school administrators are confused about what to do.

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KingKenrod  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:51:39pm

This was called a swing on appeal and bounced the Giants out of the playoffs. Sad break for Giants fans.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:51:41pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:54:15pm

re: #30 KingKenrod

The way to fix these sort of things is to get rid of umpires and replace them with AI that are connected to a great many sensors.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:54:40pm

re: #31 teleskiguy

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:56:25pm

re: #31 teleskiguy

“Der Ewige Juden” (The Eternal Jew)
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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:56:52pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 9:57:27pm

re: #25 Citizen K

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I do so love when an op-ed author acknowledges that what the GQP are selling is total bullshit…but then helpfully covers for them by redefining the term being used in a way helpful to their BS.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:03:39pm

Every time you go to a store there’s a bar code scanned, by a laser.

We’ve had the ability to make scanners that can detect images for quite some time.

One could automate baseball calls.

Whether a guy swings his bat past a line is something that isn’t too difficult to detect. And if one wanted to do so, one could embed a sensor in the end of every bat.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:16:59pm

FDA panel votes to approve booster shots for the Moderna vaccine. There’s a few hoops still to go through before it’s a go, but should be a few weeks from what I’m getting out of these stories. I had the Moderna vaccine in March and April and have been waiting for this news for awhile.

cnbc.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:17:11pm

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:19:05pm

re: #36 Targetpractice

I do so love when an op-ed author acknowledges that what the GQP are selling is total bullshit…but then helpfully covers for them by redefining the term being used in a way helpful to their BS.

Iirc you are down in the Tidewater area. Any thoughts on what you have been seeing down there?

What I see up in the Northern Virginia area is that several counties, particularly Loudoun and Prince William (home of Corey Stewart) seem to be falling for the GQP culture wars. There is even an uncomfortable number of Youngkin signs in Western Fairfax County where I live.

And I have heard the same thing about the “white flight” counties around Richmond.

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retired cynic  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:23:01pm

re: #40 ckkatz

I hate hearing that. I can’t believe VA would be so idiotic as to go with Youngkin. The polls indicate close to tied?

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plansbandc  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:23:03pm

Still one of my favorite things. The late great Bailey plays dead.

Baily Beagle “Plays Dead” On National TV

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:31:10pm

re: #38 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

By the time it gets full approval it’ll have been about six months since my second Moderna dose. Sometime next month, before the ski area opens, I’m jumping on that shit.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:36:02pm

re: #41 retired cynic

I hate hearing that. I can’t believe VA would be so idiotic as to go with Youngkin. The polls indicate close to tied?

I very much hate hearing it too. At the recent primary, one of the State Senators and I exchanged memories of what it was like when the area was deep red. I really do not want to see that again.

Youngkin is trying to thread the needle by keeping the GQP base (the True Believers) and attracting enough disaffected voters to win.

From my perspective, the GQP has been throwing a lot of stuff at the wall trying to see what will stick. CRT as shorthand for the culture wars seems to be their best option at the moment. It seems to play on the disaffected while distracting them from tfg.

The polling seems to indicate that the Dems have not yet worked out how to counter this beyond reminding folks of tfg. (Which is what the WashPost was pointing out.)

The current strategy of the Dems, (and of the tfg who keeps trying to reassert himself) is to remind everybody of the tfg. It may not be enough.

Ladies comprise a significant and very active percentage of the Northern Virginia population. I have not seen them heavily involved in the current election. And I know that the Dems have been working hard to energize them.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:46:57pm

re: #40 ckkatz

Iirc you are down in the Tidewater area. Any thoughts on what you have been seeing down there?

What I see up in the Northern Virginia area is that several counties, particularly Loudoun and Prince William (home of Corey Stewart) seem to be falling for the GQP culture wars. There is even an uncomfortable number of Youngkin signs in Western Fairfax County where I live.

And I have heard the same thing about the “white flight” counties around Richmond.

Hampton Roads has been pretty red for a long while. You might have heard of my former rep here in the 2nd District, a shitstain by the name of Scott Taylor. He lost his office during the ‘18 wave election in part because word got out in the weeks before the election that his office had been caught trying to get a third party candidate on the ballot to split the Dem vote. Then he made noises in ‘19 that he’d run against Tim Kaine, only to then decide (probably due to poor polling) to try and fail to get back his old seat by riding Trump’s (non-existent) coattails.

Realistically, it should be remembered that McAuliffe was pretty much counted out the first time he ran for the governor’s mansion, with all the talk about how he was “boring” compared to the charismatic dynamo that was Ken “Cucci” Cuccinelli. And that election was projected to be a nail-biter as well, with a lot of pundits predicting Cucci would win on a platform of abortion bans and race-baiting.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:48:50pm

re: #41 retired cynic

I hate hearing that. I can’t believe VA would be so idiotic as to go with Youngkin. The polls indicate close to tied?

The GOP are masters at distorting positions and ideas and persuading voters that the other side is the enemy. If you keeping on hearing lies from multiple sources without counterbalancing truths, you can easily be persuaded that lies are truth, war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. It is not just that CRT has been demonized but there is a constant campaign to call anything critical of racism racist and CRT.

Thanks to the EC, Trump won in 2016 and came within 45,000 votes of winning again in 2020. Our democracy is fragile, with a flawed Constitution that too often works against our best interests. McConnell could have, at any time, stopped this descent into fascism, but he has always been committed to power rather than freedom and equality. Our democracy is slowly slipping away and Manchin and Sinema do not appreciate this — nor do most Democrats. But when the media fails constantly to understand this (or doesn’t care), the task of preserving our nation seems increasingly to be on the road to failure.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:48:55pm

On a different note, back in the 1960’s, for one brief moment, Elephant jokes were popular.

A friend just sent me a ?trove?shitload?metric fuckton? of them. Plus some ‘Dad’ jokes. A few seem to have even been updated.

I decided to inflict them, unexpurgated, upon you, poor reader.

Due to length, I’m putting them behind a private label

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 10:55:42pm

re: #45 Targetpractice

Hampton Roads has been pretty red for a long while. You might have heard of my former rep here in the 2nd District, a shitstain by the name of Scott Taylor. He lost his office during the ‘18 wave election in part because word got out in the weeks before the election that his office had been caught trying to get a third party candidate on the ballot to split the Dem vote. Then he made noises in ‘19 that he’d run against Tim Kaine, only to then decide (probably due to poor polling) to try and fail to get back his old seat by riding Trump’s (non-existent) coattails.

Realistically, it should be remembered that McAuliffe was pretty much counted out the first time he ran for the governor’s mansion, with all the talk about how he was “boring” compared to the charismatic dynamo that was Ken “Cucci” Cuccinelli. And that election was projected to be a nail-biter as well, with a lot of pundits predicting Cucci would win on a platform of abortion bans and race-baiting.

I like your viewpoint much more than what I am seeing. That’s for certain!

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:03:33pm

re: #48 ckkatz

I like your viewpoint much more than what I am seeing. That’s for certain!

I’d advise taking it with a grain of salt, because while I have few illusions about my own district turning blue (it hasn’t in a gov race in a long awhile), there’s nothing that says a snake like Yongkin couldn’t have finally hit upon the formula that helps the VA GQP crack Northern Virginia. Not that it’s a new formula, he’s a “aw, shucks” asshole running as a “moderate” and trying to put as much distance between himself and the last presidential loser while still retaining as much support from the party base as he can.

Cucci tried the Trump strategy of boosting party turnout and lost by a (relatively) narrow margin while Gillespie yoked himself to Trump a year after the previous presidential election and got crucified for the effort. Youngkin seems to be trying desperately to chart a middle course that the VA GQP will no doubt look to follow next year if he’s successful.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:16:05pm

Something that the media are not giving much air time when screaming about how it’s a “close” race: At no time in the past three months has Yongkin held the lead or been above 50% in the polls. In fact, the polls have been pretty stable for the past month with McAuliffe holding a 2-3% lead. But facts like those are inconvenient to the “horse race” narrative that pundits push every election for fear of being seen as “biased” if they report the bleedin’ obvious.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:16:29pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

Your memory is very good. There certainly was a lot more media drama during the past few Va governor elections than was justified in the end.

I voted at the Fairfax County Government Center last week. The lines were extremely short. And the current voter engagement seems fairly small.

When I voted during the 2020 Presidential election, the voting lines at the Govt Center were huge. Out the doors and almost to the end of the very large parking lot.

I am really hoping that the wingnut screamers are a very shallow astro-turf this time too.

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ckkatz  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:23:09pm

Well, off to bed with me.

One more dad joke before I head off:

I’m getting a reversible jacket for Christmas,
I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:31:49pm

Another thing to bear in mind about VA: The pundits played it up as a “bellweather” in ‘17 about Trump and his influence, insisting that the results of not only the gubernatorial election by the state rep elections would give a glimpse of what the GQP might expect the following November. The VA GQP tried to play up their support of Trump and boost party voter numbers.

So what happened when they got crushed at the polls and the overall result of the night was an electoral bloodbath that not only saw the Dems hold the governor’s mansion but take both houses of the General Assembly for the first time in years? A couple of days of mumbling from the media about how VA is “unique” before moving on to telling us all that the GQP was gonna carry the day the following November on a platform of tax cuts and immigration.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:32:51pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

I’d advise taking it with a grain of salt, because while I have few illusions about my own district turning blue (it hasn’t in a gov race in a long awhile), there’s nothing that says a snake like Yongkin couldn’t have finally hit upon the formula that helps the VA GQP crack Northern Virginia. Not that it’s a new formula, he’s a “aw, shucks” asshole running as a “moderate” and trying to put as much distance between himself and the last presidential loser while still retaining as much support from the party base as he can.

Cucci tried the Trump strategy of boosting party turnout and lost by a (relatively) narrow margin while Gillespie yoked himself to Trump a year after the previous presidential election and got crucified for the effort. Youngkin seems to be trying desperately to chart a middle course that the VA GQP will no doubt look to follow next year if he’s successful.

The real wildcard in the race is the Texas anti-choice law. The question is will the suburban women look at this as a GOP threat to their rights, especially given the Federal Appeals Court has allowed the law to remain in effect while they are considering it. If there is anything that might invigorate turnout against the GOP, it is this legislation and the court’s refusal to stop it.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:37:29pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

Virginia politically today is definitely more akin to Massachusetts than North Carolina.

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:39:30pm

I was up at the ski area today. It got snowed on.

Instagram

East Ridge at the ski area got frosty. @sunlightmountainresort

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:42:32pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

Starting in mid December I’ll be up at the ski area *every day.* Tick tick tick…

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:43:08pm

re: #54 Hecuba’s daughter

The real wildcard in the race is the Texas anti-choice law. The question is will the suburban women look at this as a GOP threat to their rights, especially given the Federal Appeals Court has allowed the law to remain in effect while they are considering it. If there is anything that might invigorate turnout against the GOP, it is this legislation and the court’s refusal to stop it.

I’m less interested in the governor’s mansion than I am in the General Assembly this go-around, largely because the VA Dems are defending their majority in the House of Delegates and a bad night could mean gridlock even if Terry carries the election. On the other hand, if suburban women think that a divided Assembly means less chance of abortion being under attack here in VA, they might be willing to give Youngkin their votes.

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Teukka  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:44:39pm

re: #27 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This now well viewed tweet:

… is ripe for misinterpretation.

The key here is that the administrator was responding to Texas legislature bill 3979.

legiscan.com

It’s all part of the ideological war.

Notice this in the bill is the part to combat the boogeyman of CRT:

As usual, when already malicious legislators make overly-broad and/or overly-intrusive bills and laws, the masses of people affected have to interpret how to handle said burdens.

And the Swedish School authority is under heavy fire for a similar footbullet, for issuing poorly worded guidelines to teach media literacy, source criticism and similar, involving … *drumroll* … holocaust denial…

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teleskiguy  Oct 14, 2021 • 11:45:25pm

I just wanted to let you all know

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2021 • 12:35:18am

re: #47 ckkatz
Why do elephants paint their balls red?
So they can hide in apple trees.

How did Tarzan die?
He picked the wrong apple.

There was also a brief fad for grape jokes but I only remember this one.
What was round and purple and conquered the world?
Alexander the Grape.

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2021 • 12:47:23am

re: #12 ckkatz

From last thread:

I’m thinking that some real life experiments didn’t go so well:

Fifty years ago, Oregon exploded a whale in a burst that ‘blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds’

washingtonpost.com

I love stuff like this. it’s like a little time capsule. I have still have a large paperback called the Wrath of Agnes that is a picture history of the great Wilkes Barre flood of 1972. The flood itself is less interesting than looking at the people—the hairstyles, the clothing. It’s 1972, so people don’t look radically different, but little old ladies, for instance, aren’t wandering around jean shorts or pants. They’re all in little “grandmother” outfits with various hair wraps to protect hair salon work-ups from rain. The college kids all look like college kids, but even there, while many are in jeans, there’s just kind of a different vibe to the clothes. You don’t see kids walking around in loafers and cargo shorts for instance. I’m sure that look existed, but it just didn’t seem to be the fad of that time period. The cars are fun, because there are a ton of pretty non-descript automobiles of the late 60’s-early 70’s, but there are also the remnants of vehicles driving around that had been on the road since sometime in the 50’s.

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2021 • 12:58:12am

re: #30 KingKenrod

This was called a swing on appeal and bounced the Giants out of the playoffs. Sad break for Giants fans.

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his hands broke. that’s a strike. it’s a non-troversy.

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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:03:34am
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ericblair  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:12:48am

A reminder that you can grind out all the Facebook-accelerated right wing racist bullshit propaganda you want, but reality doesn’t care.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:23:56am

re: #65 ericblair

[Embedded content]

A reminder that you can grind out all the Facebook-accelerated right wing racist bullshit propaganda you want, but reality doesn’t care.

Pre-Brexit: “If we just get rid of all the foreigners, then our labor issues will be solved! There will be jobs for everyone that will pay better wages because businesses won’t be able to rely upon ‘cheap’ labor anymore!”

Post-Brexit: “WHY DOES NOBODY WANT TO WORK FOR SHIT WAGES?!”

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ericblair  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:29:32am

re: #66 Targetpractice

Pre-Brexit: “If we just get rid of all the foreigners, then our labor issues will be solved! There will be jobs for everyone that will pay better wages because businesses won’t be able to rely upon ‘cheap’ labor anymore!”

Post-Brexit: “WHY DOES NOBODY WANT TO WORK FOR SHIT WAGES?!”

And you could raise wages until the jobs were filled, because in this case the Econ 101 solution works just fine. But it mostly won’t happen, because Those People don’t deserve higher wages, see.

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Targetpractice  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:33:14am

re: #67 ericblair

And you could raise wages until the jobs were filled, because in this case the Econ 101 solution works just fine. But it mostly won’t happen, because Those People don’t deserve higher wages, see.

“We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas. Let’s bring back some of the foreigners…but not to be citizens, just to work for us until we figure out this whole ‘How do we get people to work for starvation wages’ business.”

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teleskiguy  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:36:09am

I got to see some live music at Red Rocks this last summer, I feel lucky to have done so.

This was one song I saw.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:39:19am

re: #41 retired cynic

I hate hearing that. I can’t believe VA would be so idiotic as to go with Youngkin. The polls indicate close to tied?

projects.fivethirtyeight.com has McAuliffe up by three points.

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2021 • 2:12:21am

UPDATE: Gothenburg explosion: www-expressen-se.translate.goog
(Woman dead after explosion)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 15, 2021 • 2:29:52am

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 3:26:57am

Morning Lizardim from the cold and clear wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this almost-frosty fall Friday?

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 15, 2021 • 3:29:06am

re: #73 Dopamine Fish

‘tis Friday. And for now, that is good enough.

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sagehen  Oct 15, 2021 • 3:37:11am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 4:51:41am

re: #64 teleskiguy

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Same eclipse as seen from the Stanley, Idaho Ranger Station. Aug 21, 2017

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 5:12:37am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 5:40:05am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 15, 2021 • 5:53:10am

re: #78 Belafon

That legislation was written with the intent on it not passing, IMHO.

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jeffreyw  Oct 15, 2021 • 5:56:22am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 5:57:47am

How does Russia scare its people into getting the shot without giving out the actual information:

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:01:26am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:02:07am
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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:08:49am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:13:54am

British lawmaker stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents

A British lawmaker from the Conservative Party was stabbed multiple times in an attack in his home district in southeast England.

David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was meeting with constituents when he was attacked.

Amess received treatment at the scene, Sky News reported.

Police were at the scene.

Police reported arresting a suspect and recovered a knife.

Who’s gonna chime in first—MTG, Bobert or the little Nazi snot?

washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:17:28am
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Jay C  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:20:24am

re: #86 JOE 🥓

British lawmaker stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents

A British lawmaker from the Conservative Party was stabbed multiple times in an attack in his home district in southeast England.

David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was meeting with constituents when he was attacked.

Amess received treatment at the scene, Sky News reported.

Police were at the scene.

Police reported arresting a suspect and recovered a knife.

Who’s gonna chime in first—MTG, Bobert or the little Nazi snot?

washingtonpost.com

Odd: I just saw this very story a minute ago on the BBC site, and they mentioned the stabbing- without specifying that it was the MP who had gotten stabbed….

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:20:26am

Trump’s stooge in the PA Senate Race not having things go his way!

A judge is refusing to seal records and proceedings in the ongoing custody battle involving Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

The judge, in his Thursday ruling, also rejected Parnell’s request to bar his wife from talking about past restraining orders she had sought against him.

Parnell had made the requests after a rival for the Republican nomination, Jeff Bartos, and an associated super PAC attacked Parnell over the matter, calling him “unelectable.”

Parnell’s campaign has disputed the notion that the restraining orders sought by Laurie Parnell in the contentious divorce case were evidence of any wrongdoing. Neither lasted more than a matter of days.

wpxi.com

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:22:53am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:32:29am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:37:34am

re: #91 Dopamine Fish

He’s such a piece of shit. JFC.

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lawhawk  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:39:12am

re: #91 Dopamine Fish

I can think of nothing better than being able to take leave to bond with a child for a period of time to help them during critical months, especially when child care costs are insane. In NYC metro area, the typical day care cost is around $1,500 a month.

If you tried to pay a nanny for a 40 hour week at $15 an hour, you’d be looking at $600 a week or $2400 a month. It’s little wonder many people decide to be stay at home parents because they can’t afford to work and send their kid to day care. Something has to give.

And if you’re a single parent, what are your choices? It’s even worse.

So right wingers attack Buttigieg because he’s taking FMLA? Fuck these right wing lunatics with a rusty pitchfork sideways. He’s not only entitled to the FMLA, but it’s something we should encourage because there’s nothing more important than caring for your family.

It’s become all too abundantly clear that far too many right wingers are sociopaths who can’t and wont care about anyone else, including family.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:42:43am

re: #93 lawhawk

He’s mocking Buttigieg because he thinks child care is for women, which is, frankly, a horrendously misogynistic take on the world. For most of human history, there has not been clearly gender-defined roles for parenting; men and women were expected to have equal influence and put equal effort in parenting. It’s literally only the war and post-war generations of the 20th Century, where our soldiers went to war (and then later to work) while the mothers stayed home and cared for the kids, that defined this as the norm.

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lawhawk  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:44:45am

re: #82 Belafon

Putin and his cronies aren’t going to change their actions one bit. They don’t care how many Russians die from covid. They just want to deny the severity of the pandemic across their country, even though excess mortality tells the tale (it’s the great equalizer and shows just how devastating covid19 has truly been worldwide and across the US).

We know what we’d expect in a given year as deaths are relatively constant absent a major pandemic. With covid19, we got that pandemic condition, and deaths rose significantly worldwide. Countries like India have undercounted deaths by a factor of 10 as most people don’t go to hospitals to die - they die at home. That means they also infected many of the people caring for them in their last hours and days. It’s one of the reasons why crematoria were overwhelmed by bodies even as the govt there was claiming they had it under control.

Russia’s playing a similar game. So too are other countries (and some states like Florida and Texas) where they’re trying to game the numbers to appear better than they actually did. The politics is getting in the way of public health.

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darthstar  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:47:54am

re: #30 KingKenrod

This was called a swing on appeal and bounced the Giants out of the playoffs. Sad break for Giants fans.

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It sucked. My wife looked at me and said, “I’m sorry…I arranged NLCS game 1 tickets for you too if they won.”

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jeffreyw  Oct 15, 2021 • 6:48:33am

re: #76 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Same eclipse as seen from the Stanley, Idaho Ranger Station. Aug 21, 2017

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..and from my patio:

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:01:12am

re: #19 teleskiguy

What’re the fuckin’ odds?

At least it wasn’t a airliner dumping its toilet load.

Joe Dirt: Joe Meteorite HD CLIP

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:06:00am

Is anyone else having a problem with the “new comments” button jumping around?

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lawhawk  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:07:38am

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:08:57am
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Teukka  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:09:23am

re: #98 The Pie Overlord!

At least it wasn’t a airliner dumping its toilet load.

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You thinking “blue ice”?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:09:25am

re: #92 A Mom Anon

He’s such a piece of shit. JFC.

Almost everyone who supports Trump is a similar POS — the adoring masses at Trump rallies, those who are Faux News, Noisemax, and OAN devotees. They have lost their ability (assuming they ever had it) to care for others.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:11:09am

re: #103 Hecuba’s daughter

Almost everyone who supports Trump is a similar POS — the adoring masses at Trump rallies, those who are Faux News, Noisemax, and OAN devotees. They have lost their ability (assuming they ever had it) to care for others.

They NEVER had it to begin with.

Trump made it acceptable to be an asshole in public.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:13:31am

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

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Hitler sure did turn that economy around, didn’t he? /////////////////

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:13:59am

re: #81 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:14:17am

re: #105 Barefoot Grin

Hitler sure did turn that economy around, didn’t he? /////////////////

Lindbergh and the Duke of Windsor sure thought so!

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darthstar  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:14:26am

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:16:30am

re: #94 Dopamine Fish

He’s mocking Buttigieg because he thinks child care is for women, which is, frankly, a horrendously misogynistic take on the world. For most of human history, there has not been clearly gender-defined roles for parenting; men and women were expected to have equal influence and put equal effort in parenting. It’s literally only the war and post-war generations of the 20th Century, where our soldiers went to war (and then later to work) while the mothers stayed home and cared for the kids, that defined this as the norm.

As a stay-at-home dad, I was the primary caregiver for our children. I mentioned the economic reasons a few days back (the cost of daycare being more than what my working would add to the family’s finances, tending to a child on the spectrum). There was also the lack of an extended family support system for us as outsiders far, far away from our respective families. My parents could count on our relatives to help out, if needed. The clannish nature of Appalachian society runs on extended familial relationships. We could not rely on that for a back-up.

Fuck Tucker Carlson with a rusty chainsaw.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:18:19am

A couple more elephant/grape jokes. View at your own risk.

+HNhcy77cwr/gaYQfPGX+395LDSeucx8Y4gTODJHEbQjuYBqQ1Y3pihsUaP2ctdbG1TcGBtX/z/VFU5mf+ePjVClvCdIHxyXwN3BiXe9dfiDOwRE2uaDAGNS5WWkG5PnmHWzVSB7CImec8x68aNKhfADIA3YmNPb7kun6VeLdgsMlmKKEtAb2swez42C7vXvV5e9K7GazKHlT2MAd521y3uEXrdKdUsMfE6HWgV/m1A+GxMhSWrU3g==

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darthstar  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:19:47am

This was me in my early 40s…putting 28 minute songs on the internet jukebox wherever I went.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:29:04am

re: #86 JOE 🥓

British lawmaker stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents

A British lawmaker from the Conservative Party was stabbed multiple times in an attack in his home district in southeast England.

David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was meeting with constituents when he was attacked.

Amess received treatment at the scene, Sky News reported.

Police were at the scene.

Police reported arresting a suspect and recovered a knife.

Who’s gonna chime in first—MTG, Bobert or the little Nazi snot?

washingtonpost.com

Update:

British MP David Amess died from stab wounds inflicted by an assassin

globalnews.ca

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:40:45am

re: #112 JOE 🥓

Wow.

Wasn’t there another British MP who got stabbed to death a few years back? A woman IRC.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:41:13am

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow.

Wasn’t there another British MP who got stabbed to death a few years back? A woman IRC.

Jo Cox

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:55:07am

re: #8 gocart mozart

The pee tape, if it exists, is in Moscow. Why would Putin leak it now?

Trump was so completely compliant and friendly that Putin saw no need to use his leverage…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:55:39am

re: #114 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Jo Cox

She was passionately pro-immigration and was killed by a white supremacist.

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2021 • 7:59:30am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The pee tape, if it exists, is in Moscow. Why would Putin leak it now?

Trump was so completely compliant and friendly that Putin saw no need to use his leverage…

I wonder, do we have a chance to see it leaked should Vlad & the Kremlin Krew be caught with their hands in the cookie jar? 🤔

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:00:03am

re: #65 ericblair

A reminder that you can grind out all the Facebook-accelerated right wing racist bullshit propaganda you want, but reality doesn’t care.

They can rest at the King Henry Cabotage Lodge

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ericblair  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:02:35am

We have a crisis in judicial oversight.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:05:46am

re: #119 ericblair

We have a crisis in judicial oversight.

If the Executive and Legislative branches can get away with such practices, why not the Judiciary?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:11:12am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:12:24am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They can rest at the Henry Cabotage Lodge

Reality does care. Spewing racist garbage with no explicit use of obscenities or direct attacks, but surreptitiously, using code words such as MAGA, CRT, and birtherism, can be quite successful at persuading others to follow your lead and converting them to your way of thinking. The worst offenders will rise up in indignation and claim they are not racist, while they promote every subtle racist trope imaginable. Those who fell down the QAnon rabbit hole did not start that way, but step-by-step they were led into this dark destructive ideology.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:14:29am

re: #122 Hecuba’s daughter

Those who fell down the QAnon rabbit hole did not start that way, but step-by-step they were led into this dark destructive ideology.

As my nephew pointed out, one does not fall down the rabbit hole, you are herded there by your news feed algorithms that keep ramping up the RW crayzee the more you click on them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:14:31am
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ericblair  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:15:32am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If the Executive and Legislative branches can get away with such practices, why not the Judiciary?

Uh, they shouldn’t? However lax the standards for Congresscritters and state legislators and executive branch members, these people do get fired and go to prison on occasion.

Judges seem to have little oversight from the other branches, and are acting like it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:17:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:17:58am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hello Vaxxed people. Honest question here (as I fully support your decision to get vaxxed), how do you feel when showing your vaxx passport knowing it excludes people?

It is a voluntary self-exclusion that you are free to end almost any time and free of charge.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:18:52am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw the original tweet as a quote tweet from @questauthority. In replies to his response, there were people saying things such as, “How do you feel when you present your driver’s license at a bar, knowing it excludes people?” Or, “How do you feel when you present your USA passport at the border, knowing it excludes people?” The idea that a vaccine passport should somehow be offensive because it hurts the fee-fees of the willfully stupid is laughable.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:19:48am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As my nephew pointed out, one does not fall down the rabbit hole, one is herded there by your news feed algorithms that keep ramping up the RW crayzee the more you click on them.

The #1 force that opens the Q portal are churches.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:23:47am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:24:30am

And what would Friday be without yet another episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater?

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:25:44am

Charles, I think the code for the tweets I put in #79 are corrupted and it’s messing up the site function.

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SerialUpDinger  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:27:35am

Bee on Golden Yarrow

Just someone doing their job and not complaining about it. Most of my life I was on red alert when a bee was nearby. We worried about getting stung or worse - getting stung to death by “Africanized” bees. After a few years observing them close up - I do not think twice about remaining quiet and calm in their presence. Watching them in the yard is a small pleasure.
The image was converted to black and white in photoshop using a plugin - seim?

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:29:47am

Because of course, even in states where Dems have some modicum of local control too, we’re just basically supposed to swallow an in-borne GOP advantage via cracking.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:32:47am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:33:33am

Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty to killing 17 people in Parkland mass shooting, defense team says

Lock this piece of shit up for the rest of his life.

washingtonpost.com

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ericblair  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:34:28am

re: #134 Citizen K

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Because of course, even in states where Dems have some modicum of local control too, we’re just basically supposed to swallow an in-borne GOP advantage via cracking.

This commission was on the VA ballot in 2020 (I think) and the VA Dems recommended voting against it. This is why.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:36:22am

And we got another episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater where “firefighter” Mark Taylor does another one of his patented flip outs.

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:41:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:41:40am
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jaunte  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:41:46am

I hope everyone has read this report. It’s like watching the shark from Jaws try to bash its way into the boat.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:41:49am

re: #139 Citizen K

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:43:12am

The insurrection began on Election Day, 2020.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:44:32am

re: #143 jaunte

The insurrection began on Election Day, 2020.

maybe even before then

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:47:08am
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Jay C  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:47:49am

Site Wonkiness Alert (??)

Anyone else notice this? When I log on LGF, the site headers and pages that are normally in the RH sidebar are now stacked at the bottom: below the comments box: i.e. the same way it appears on the iOS on my iPad and iPhone.

Happening off and on all this morning

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:50:23am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:50:43am

re: #146 Jay C

Site Wonkiness Alert (??)

Anyone else notice this? When I log on LGF, the site headers and pages that are normally in the RH sidebar are now stacked at the bottom: below the comments box: i.e. the same way it appears on the iOS on my iPad and iPhone.

Happening off and on all this morning

Yeah I’m seeing the same thing. Also when I refresh a comment that contains a Tweet, to see the entire Tweet, every comment below the one being refreshed is populated with the text of that comment.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:53:17am

Also the New Comments button is missing.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:53:50am

re: #149 The Pie Overlord!

Also the New Comments button is missing.

Oh now it’s back.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:54:16am

And now it’s above the comment I just posted.

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:57:05am

This is not going away. It shouldn’t either, but man, it’s still amazing how casually trans folks are thrown under the bus while simultaneously being told to check their supposed privilege.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:57:49am
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Teukka  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:58:39am

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 8:58:58am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:00:27am

re: #151 The Pie Overlord!

And now it’s above the comment I just posted.

There’s some kind of screwiness happening with the site layout right now. You can refresh the page to return the new comments button to the bottom, but it won’t move as new comments get posted.

Also, the pages that are usually on a sidebar are showing up below this comment box for me.

I’m sure Charles will uncross the wires when he arrives.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:01:59am

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Natasha Sinema is following Fearless Leader Koch’s order to kill both bills.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:04:19am

Joël Stoppels Battlefield Tours

Amazing then and now picture of the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and the Piazza Venezia in Rome, with Allied vehicles parked in the foreground. In the background is the Unknown Warrior’s Tomb. This picture was taken during the capture of Rome in June 1944.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:07:50am

re: #143 jaunte

The insurrection began on Election Day, 2020.

It began when Trump claimed that he would have won the 2016 popular vote if not for massive voter fraud.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:09:09am

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

If you don’t have a drivers license I don’t want you driving on the road. If you don’t get vaccinated I don’t want you anywhere near me.

A driver’s license costs a lot of time time and money. A vaccination costs nothing but the time it takes to make an appointment…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:10:20am
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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:11:09am

re: #139 Citizen K

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:11:44am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:14:18am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A driver’s license costs a lot of time time and money. A vaccination costs nothing but the time it takes to make an appointment…

Correct. Which makes it even dumber for these morons to moan about how “exclusionary” they are.

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Teukka  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:14:32am

re: #138 JOE 🥓

And we got another episode of Pulpit Pimp Theater where “firefighter” Mark Taylor does another one of his patented flip outs.

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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:14:39am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #163 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I agree with Mary Trump

politico.com

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:15:58am

re: #162 ckkatz

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I mean…the Union President stating something like that with such certainty is newsworthy enough, even if the internal numbers from the Union itself might not support it. What leadership says matters, especially if it’s in stark opposition to the truth.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:16:30am

I wasn’t having any problems with the site. That is, until I refreshed the entire page. Now new comment button is missing and the sidebar is at the bottom of the page.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:19:38am

re: #165 Teukka

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Knowing what an avowed anti-Semite Mark Taylor is I wouldn’t be surprised that the word in question belongs with “J”.

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:20:26am

For clarification: Pete Buttigieg is on parental leave. And this is how Stein and other journos are characterizing his absence.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:20:37am

FWIW: I closed out the LGF tab on my browser (Chrome on W10 on HP PC), and then re-opened the page. It seemed to load and display normally, but when I selected the post/thread, it went back to the “stacked” display, and the “New Comments” are missing.

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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:21:57am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well I was going to comment on how that was not an honest question . And how the question’s framing was dishonest, mendacious and call it a whole bunch of other unpleasant words.

But reading further, it looks like other folks here took up the cause and plain stomped that sucker flat into the ground!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:22:27am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

When I saw this at first I thought it was that weird angry Islamophobic British dude, you know the one. He was very angry all the time.

I thought it was SMOTI.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:24:30am

Trying something.

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Ming5000  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:27:21am

re: #174 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It worked

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:27:30am

FYI for those newly arrived and noticing there’s a problem with the page, Belafon thinks there’s something corrupted in his comment at #79, so we’re waiting for Charles to arrive to fix it.

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:27:39am

EDIT: Deleted, Backwoods beat me to the punch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:29:09am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:29:10am

Do not mention comment #79.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:29:15am

Whoathunkit?

Capitol cop indicted for obstruction of justice after he allegedly tipped off MAGA rioter on Facebook

A veteran of the Capitol Police has been indicted for obstructing justice after he allegedly tipped off a Trump supporter on Facebook and advised him to take down photos he posted of himself at the MAGA riot.

a newly unsealed indictment charges that U.S. Capitol Police Office Michael Angelo Riley went on Facebook the day after the Capitol riots and advised an unidentified rioter to remove photos he’d posted of himself at the siege.

“Hey I’m a Capitol Police officer who agrees with your political stance,” Riley allegedly wrote. “Take down the part about being in the building they are currently investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to be charged. Just looking out!”

Prosecutors say that this was the first time that Riley and the rioter had been in contact one another, although Riley mysteriously sent the rioter a friend request days earlier. According to prosecutors, both Riley and the rioter “were avid fisherman and members of fishing-related Facebook groups.”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:31:59am

re: #175 Ming5000

It worked

Not really. The new comment button stays under the last comment I posted. It only moves when I post a new comment.

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Belafon  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:36:23am

The halloweening has begun:

Now, if they would just set themselves up
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:39:16am
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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:44:29am

re: #81 jeffreyw

Deer, deer, what can the matter be?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:45:41am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:53:41am

re: #165 Teukka

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I wouldn’t doubt that Mark the Dumpster Fire Profit is right about the Rs at least, since the privileged yokel gentry bloodlines often have strains of pool boy, gardener and star pulpit pimp.

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mmmirele  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:53:51am

dunno if this got posted, but I was *astonished* to find out how little money workers at John Deere are making. Read the entire thread.

I’m sure there’s some serious wage theft going on here.

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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:55:32am

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Over half the SCOTUS justices have been happy to participate in this shitshow.

While I suspect that they don’t realize what they are getting themselves and the court and the nation into; I also suspect that most of them do not care.

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mmmirele  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:56:03am

Oh and Republican consultant Liz Mair is a *horrible* mother. If her seven year old kid doesn’t already have an eating disorder, he will, with this behavior.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 9:58:23am

re: #187 mmmirele

dunno if this got posted, but I was *astonished* to find out how little money workers at John Deere are making. Read the entire thread.

I’m sure there’s some serious wage theft going on here.

Wow. I’ve been extremely supportive of John Deere for most of my life, since that’s what I spent my teen years cutting my mechanical teeth on; but it is extremely obvious that the CIPP and the lack of pay stubs are explicitly designed to cheat workers out of their rightfully owed wages.

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sagehen  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:01:23am

re: #186 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I wouldn’t doubt that Mark the Dumpster Fire Profit is right about the Rs at least, since the privileged yokel gentry bloodlines often have strains of pool boy, gardener and star pulpit pimp.

I would have said milkman.

Which tells you how old I am…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:11:25am

re: #189 mmmirele

Oh and Republican consultant Liz Mair is a *horrible* mother. If her seven year old kid doesn’t already have an eating disorder, he will, with this behavior.

she is a psycho

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:11:40am

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow.

Wasn’t there another British MP who got stabbed to death a few years back? A woman IRC.

you know, in all serious, there is actually tactical stuff that is designed to look like business attire. I think if I were a British mp, I’d assume my chances of being shot were pretty low, but my chances of being stabbed by some asshole with a knife would be high enough to probably wear a kevlar undershirt when hobnobbing with the Madding crowd.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:14:11am

re: #189 mmmirele

Oh and Republican consultant Liz Mair is a *horrible* mother. If her seven year old kid doesn’t already have an eating disorder, he will, with this behavior.

Destroying a child’s prized belongings as punishment is emotionally abusive behavior.

And child abuse doesn’t end there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:16:19am

Liz really thinks she did good trolling with that because people got mad

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jeffreyw  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:17:31am

re: #184 ckkatz

Deer, deer, what can the matter be?

They are letting the Riff-Raff in, if you know what I mean, and I think you do!

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mmmirele  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:17:58am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

Liz really thinks she did good trolling with that because people got mad

Well, if she really did that to her kid, then she’s a horrible mom.

And if she used her seven year old kid as a troll, she’s STILL a horrible mom.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:18:35am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:19:07am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

Liz really thinks she did good trolling with that because people got mad

Typical right wing asshole.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:24:58am

Another prominent GOP politician in Kentucky, Clark County Judge-Executive Chris Pace, just died of Covid. I don’t know his vaccination status, but he was a very large man with young children, so if he wasn’t vaccinated he was a fool. I didn’t find any anti-vaxxer comments on his FB feed, so I’m not submitting him to sorryantivaxxer.com, but he did post a comment opposing Governor Beshear’s mask mandate as illegal, so connect the dots.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:25:34am

The problem with this thread is fixed now - reload the page and it should be fine.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:27:47am

re: #201 Charles Johnson

Thanks, Charles!

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:27:50am

No I am not having any guests for Shabbat. The reason I make little pies instead of one large pie is for convenience, it’s just easier to take a single-portion than to cut a slice, and pecan pie can be runny (if it is cut before it’s completely cool).

These li’l pies are great with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream!

EDIT: They freeze really well.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:28:16am

re: #201 Charles Johnson

The problem with this thread is fixed now - reload the page and it should be fine.

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:29:18am

re: #201 Charles Johnson

The problem with this thread is fixed now - reload the page and it should be fine.

Thank you Charles.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:31:07am

re: #198 The Pie Overlord!

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Memories of my Aunt Viv (INCREDIBLE COOK) who would make Pecan pies with the recipe she knew from working at Blum’s Coffee shops! Oh and Aunt Viv knew how to make Blum’s famous Coffee Crunch Cake too. Oh it was so good I would have a slice for breakfast!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:33:28am

oh

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:33:55am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:34:42am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

What an awful way to spend a Christmas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:35:15am

this map is ridiculous

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:35:20am

re: #170 Citizen K

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For clarification: Pete Buttigieg is on parental leave. And this is how Stein and other journos are characterizing his absence.

it’s entirely possible sam stein has absolutely no idea what the term missing in action stems from. many journalists are idiots. the rest aspire to be idiots.

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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:35:26am

re: #196 jeffreyw

Heh, years ago I spent a couple of summers working at a Boy Scout Camp in NorthWestern Pa. One summer the cooks adopted a couple of orphaned raccoon cubs. At the time it was legal to keep raccoons as pets in Pa.

For the “end of the summer” group photo, two of the cooks decided to have the raccoons on their shoulders. They figured that the raccoons would really look good on their cook white uniforms.

This was not a wise move.

With 70 camp employees, most of them late-teenage boys running around prior to the photo, the raccoons quickly got uncomfortable. And immediately went to the highest place they could find and got a firm grip there.

This highest spot happened to be the top of the afore-mentioned cooks’ heads. And, of course, the raccoons were not exactly potty trained.

Eventually the raccoons were coaxed down without too much damage to the cooks. The formerly white uniforms were changed and the pictures were taken.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:38:03am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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Good. Let them do the Trump Flotilla again…and may lots of the boats sink!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:39:47am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:41:25am

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is about Trump, isn’t it?

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:42:48am

re: #201 Charles Johnson

Thanks for all the work.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:42:49am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:44:10am

re: #215 Eclectic Cyborg

This is about Trump, isn’t it?

Oh, did you miss it?

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Citizen K  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:45:04am

re: #211 steve_davis

it’s entirely possible sam stein has absolutely no idea what the term missing in action stems from. many journalists are idiots. the rest aspire to be idiots.

That’s a benefit of the doubt I’m no longer willing to extend these days, no matter how much of an idiot it still makes Stein out to be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:46:10am
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jaunte  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:48:27am
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ckkatz  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:50:27am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

Or they could go over to tfg’s golf course in Loudoun and re-enact a fictitious Civil War battle.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 10:58:39am

re: #221 jaunte

Seems there are too many assholes in Texas to keep track of these days.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:00:03am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

Seems there are too many assholes in Texas to keep track of these days.

It’s not just Texas. They are everywhere.

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jaunte  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:00:57am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

Behind every great fortune there’s a crime. And an asshole.

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mmmirele  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:01:18am

Ronnie Floyd, the head of the SBC Executive Committee, resigned yesterday. Apparently a lot of people are unhappy, and they’re blaming the people who were sexually abused by SBC pastors.

So I dragged out one of my favorite swear words to let them know how I feel.

I’m not a Southern Baptist, but the SBC is just an example of the rot that is in Evangelicalism, and why it should just burn down. First because of the child sex abuse, then because of the second class status of women, then because people of color are expected to defer to white men, then because LGBTQIA people are seen as the worst sinners ever and then because disabled people are invisible. Fuck these guys, I’m TIRED. Donald Trump is the end of their bullshit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:01:53am

re: #224 JOE 🥓

It’s not just Texas. They are everywhere.

I know. I also live in a Deep red state.

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lawhawk  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:02:43am

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

More crust is always a good thing.

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dharmamark  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:03:56am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

Congress will be in recess. Idiots.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:04:51am
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lawhawk  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:11:21am

re: #230 No Malarkey!

1.9% of legislators are treasonweasel enablers who are spewing this conspiracy crap with absolutely no evidence of fraud, let alone coordinated fraud.

What we do have coordinated effort by GOP to try and overthrow the election. We’re lucky dumbassery played a role or else Trump would have become el Presidente for life, ending democracy as we know it.

These are fucking fascists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:16:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:19:05am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:21:50am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Mommy, what are those people across the street doing?”
“Making asses out of themselves in public, honey. Don’t pay any attention to them, they’ll go away on their own.”
“Oh, so they’re Republicans?”
“Good job, honey. You’re very smart.”
“Mommy, when I grow up, I don’t wanna be anything like those people.”
*sniffle* “I’m so proud.”

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steve_davis  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:22:24am

brief review of the tonemaster twin reverb after a day: this is just really, really fine. It is so obviously a pro-level amp that even I, a guitar tyro, can tell. I’m practicing clean stuff, like arpeggiated chords, with a bit of reverb on, and the sound coming back at me is just so damned authentic. I mean, yes, of course you can get perfectly decent clean tones out of a boss katana, but the twin reverb just sounds so rich, so much like it has this incredibly generous amount of room that I could make use of, if I didn’t live in an apartment and have to keep the volume at basically nothing louder than 5w on the attenuator in back. It so makes me want to just pick up the guitar and play. I think I want to use my musician rewards points on the santa ana overdrive pedal. we’ll see. maybe if i can find one open box.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:27:45am

re: #234 Dopamine Fish

“Mommy, what are those people across the street doing?”
“Making asses out of themselves in public, honey. Don’t pay any attention to them, they’ll go away on their own.”
“Oh, so they’re Republicans?”
“Good job, honey. You’re very smart.”
“Mommy, when I grow up, I don’t wanna be anything like those people.”
*sniffle* “I’m so proud.”

I was very happy to see my daughter registered to vote as a Democrat.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:36:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:38:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:42:30am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:42:33am

They could have just gone to Wimpy and saved a lot of ££££££££’s!

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plansbandc  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:45:15am

re: #189 mmmirele

Well that’s abusive as hell.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:45:57am

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:47:19am

About f-ing time. Give me that jab baby.

FDA Panel Endorses Booster Shot For J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA’s advisory panel voted unanimously that a booster should be offered without setting a firm time. The advisers cited growing worry that recipients of J&J’s vaccination seem to be less protected than people who got two-dose Pfizer or Moderna options — and that most got that single dose many months ago.

That bolded part does concern me a bit though.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:51:43am

re: #240 JOE 🥓

They could have just gone to Wimpy and saved a lot of ££££££££’s!

Most of that is the very expensive booze they chose to buy. They’re not complaining, they’re showing off.

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Jay C  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:55:06am

re: #240 JOE 🥓

They could have just gone to Wimpy and saved a lot of ££££££££’s!

Don’t these people bother to check the prices before they order?

Though looking at the bill, we notice that £30,600 of that tab was for drinks: three bottles of Petrus (£9000+) and one of Dom P (£1620), so likely “no”….

Not sure Wimpy’s stocks too much Ch. Petrus.

ETA- I see PDT was quicker on the keyboard: oops

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 15, 2021 • 11:56:10am

re: #244 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Most of that is the very expensive booze they chose to buy. They’re not complaining, they’re showing off.

“Local rich guy SHOCKED and OUTRAGED by how much he had to spend to get top-quality booze that nobody else can afford, wishes his habit of being elite wasn’t so expensive.”

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CleverToad  Oct 15, 2021 • 12:32:45pm

To keep up with the previous theme, which had me giggling in politically incorrect nostalgia,

Why did the elephants paint their toenails red?
To hide in the strawberry patch
Have you ever seen an elephant in a strawberry patch?
See, it works.

Why do they tell tourists not to walk through the jungle between the hours of four and five?
That’s when the elephants jump out of the trees.
What is the dark stuff between an elephant’s toes?
Slow tourists

What’s purple and lives in the ocean?
Moby Grape

Who’s purple and swings through the trees?
Tarzan of the Grapes

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:10:25pm

re: #212 ckkatz

Heh, years ago I spent a couple of summers working at a Boy Scout Camp in NorthWestern Pa. One summer the cooks adopted a couple of orphaned raccoon cubs. At the time it was legal to keep raccoons as pets in Pa.

[snip]

Would that camp happen to have been in Carlton, PA? My uncle in Cochranton lived just down the road from the Boy Scout camp there.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 15, 2021 • 1:51:20pm

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

What an awful way to spend a Christmas.

You kidding? They can do the Lee Greenwood Christmas Anthology.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 16, 2021 • 1:21:59am

re: #208 The Pie Overlord!

Would a viable “opposing” viewpoint be having the students read the minutes of the Wannsee Conference so that they could see what *boring* monsters the Nazis were.

Perhaps with a side helping of showing their pettiness and back-biting as a factor in Germany doing so poorly in World War 2?


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