Amazing Solo Acoustic Guitar Tour De Force by Yasmin Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Lars Gotrich | October 19, 2021
Yasmin Williams doesn’t need much scenery to set your imagination in motion. For her Tiny Desk (home) concert, the Virginia-based guitarist keeps the background sparse (a rug, a folding table, curtains, a plank of wood) to foreground her inventive playing.

Williams’ set begins with Urban Driftwood’s “Juvenescence,” a tenderly picked tune that suddenly springs to life when she flips the acoustic guitar onto her lap to fingertap the dizzying variation. In the hands of others, this move signifies showmanship that highlights ability, but sometimes downplays the substance of the song. For Williams, technique and songcraft are one in the same; if she runs out of fingers to drum the body of the guitar, she straps on tap shoes (“Through the Woods”); if a quiet melody requires a hint of percussion, she strikes the strings with a mallet hammer (“On a Friday Night”). In these songs, the center is exploration — this Tiny Desk performance, in camera angles overhead and out front, shows us the tools that help Williams execute her vision via finger picks, taps, slides and knocks. Oh, and there’s a kalimba taped to the body of her guitar, too!

“After the Storm,” inspired by some Black Lives Matter protests Williams attended last summer, is where the musician expands her universe (and wardrobe!) in a four-way split screen of herself. Overtones from a 12-string guitar drift across a resolute six-string melody and, later, a harp guitar’s swirling countermelody, and a brief backing from a fourth guitar. “I was trying to digest everything that was happening,” she says of the song, capturing the complex emotions that flood the way forward, with an eye toward hope.

SET LIST
“Juvenescence”
“On a Friday Night”
“Through the Woods”
“After the Storm”

MUSICIANS
Yasmin Williams: guitar, kalimba, tap shoes

CREDITS
Video: Jeff Gruber, Blue House Productions
Audio: Jeff Gruber, Blue House Productions

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Lars Gotrich
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis
Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

#nprmusic #tinydesk #yasminwilliams

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:07:46pm

re: #139 JOE 🥓

This piece of shit needs to be charged with genocide.

North Carolina taking his license would be a good first step.

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:08:23pm

Amazing precision with that hammer.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:15:53pm
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jaunte  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:21:02pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:36:58pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:37:27pm

Lock this sick freak up.

Baptist pastor charged with grooming 15-year-old after frantically deleting Snapchat messages

When Illinois pastor Joseph M. Krol realized that police were knocking on his door, he grabbed his phone and deleted Snapchat messages he’d exchanged with a 15-year-old girl, according to police.

herald-review.com

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Dangerman  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:38:58pm
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jaunte  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:40:18pm

re: #7 JOE 🥓

“Pope said Krol tried to be careful and, believing he was speaking to the girl, would ask her to pan the room with her phone camera so that he could be sure no one else was present. He would then send her sexually explicit content.”

There are far more of these predators out there in ‘minor authority’ jobs that bring them into contact with young people than anyone wants to admit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:48:52pm

W … T … F?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:51:09pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

W … T … F?

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At the end Lincoln has a German accent.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:52:40pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

W … T … F?

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:52:56pm

re: #11 I Would Prefer Not To

At the end Lincoln has a German accent.

So he created Abrodolph Lincoler.

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:54:01pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Uncanny!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:54:46pm

re: #7 JOE 🥓

Lock this sick freak up.

Baptist pastor charged with grooming 15-year-old after frantically deleting Snapchat messages

When Illinois pastor Joseph M. Krol realized that police were knocking on his door, he grabbed his phone and deleted Snapchat messages he’d exchanged with a 15-year-old girl, according to police.

herald-review.com

See also reddit.com where pastors and priests of every denomination are reported.

It’s almost as if there’s a reason the Boy Scouts and churches were buds.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 19, 2021 • 7:57:31pm

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:00:31pm

re: #16 JOE 🥓

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

How about ASSBOOK

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:01:10pm
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:03:01pm

In other news, water is falling from the sky in my area. I believe the phenomenon has a name — does anyone remember it?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:13:28pm

re: #7 JOE 🥓

From Diario de Chiapas (in Spanish):

Investigan a 8 obispos (Eight Catholic Bishops Under Investigation)

The Vatican’s Nuncio to Mexico Franco Coppola says that eight bishops in Mexico committed crimes by covering up sexual abuse in their sees.

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:16:39pm

re: #19 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

In other news, water is falling from the sky in my area. I believe the phenomenon has a name — does anyone remember it?

A day ending in ‘y’.

—Oregonian

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ipsos  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:21:53pm

re: #21 wrenchwench

A day ending in ‘y’.

—Oregonian

Can we rewind to New Mexico wrenchwench and see what she has to say about it?

//

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:28:10pm

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:28:52pm

re: #22 ipsos

Can we rewind to New Mexico wrenchwench and see what she has to say about it?

//

I swear, in the forecasts for this OR area, they tell you which days it will rain, and that’s about it. They’re accustomed.

In NM when it rains, say goodbye to the driveway.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:32:18pm

re: #23 DodgerFan1988

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You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

Nuke the entire site fom orbit

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ipsos  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:32:38pm

re: #24 wrenchwench

That’s like western NY, where a foot of snow in the winter is something we take in stride, but if it starts getting all the way into the 90s in the summer? Impending armageddon!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:33:23pm

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retired cynic  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:37:10pm

Such a lovely set of tunes. Thank you!

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:41:31pm

Last night I saw something amazing. Instead of a circle around the moon, there was a cloud formation of a square around the moon.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:54:18pm

I think everyone needs to embrace their inner pessimist and acknowledge that deep down we know what happened to this child.
And it wasn’t dingo’s

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 19, 2021 • 8:59:09pm

A quick dive into the ABO blood group system, what it is and why it exists in humans and other primates. At the end the talk turns towards pseudoscience, and I remember when I lived in Japan that the young folk, including the students from Korea and Taiwan, were into such things:

CARTA: Comparative Anthropogeny - ABO Blood Groups

..

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2021 • 9:12:16pm

re: #16 JOE 🥓

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

Aw, how cute, Mark thinks slapping a new name on the same turd will change people’s opinions.

//////////

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 9:19:24pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

Aw, how cute, Mark thinks slapping a new name on the same turd will change people’s opinions.

//////////

One I think I’ve only heard at home is FacePlant.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2021 • 9:21:11pm
A Florida pastor who launched a new church this fall and a teacher were among 125 people arrested in a 20-day human trafficking sting that resulted in the rescue of four women and a 17-year-old, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

“Individuals who make a conscious choice and effort to take advantage of others through human trafficking have no room in Hillsborough County,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister declared during a press conference on the arrests. “Our approach and efforts year-round are proactive and relentless. Our strong team of detectives will continue to work tirelessly to takedown and put a stop to human trafficking.”

Chronister said during the sting operation dubbed “Operation Round-Up” that started on Aug. 4 and ended Oct. 13, undercover detectives targeted criminals who attempted to prey upon minors, sought sex for themselves or exploited victims through human trafficking.

(more)

Florida pastor, teacher among 125 arrested in human trafficking sting; 5 rescued (Christian Post)

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teleskiguy  Oct 19, 2021 • 9:50:02pm

So, this did actually happen on my first day of skiing for the 2021/22 season.

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 9:57:50pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

So, this did actually happen on my first day of skiing for the 2021/22 season.

[Embedded content]

Sounds like you’re in for a very fact-based season. Enjoy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 19, 2021 • 10:00:26pm

re: #16 JOE 🥓

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

re: #17 The Pie Overlord!

How about ASSBOOK

re: #33 Targetpractice

Aw, how cute, Mark thinks slapping a new name on the same turd will change people’s opinions.

//////////

re: #34 wrenchwench

One I think I’ve only heard at home is FacePlant.

They’re actually talking about Facebook, Inc., Facebook will remain as one of it’s assorted brands (Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Diem)

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2021 • 10:04:20pm

re: #38 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

They’re actually talking about Facebook, Inc., Facebook will remain as one of it’s assorted brands (Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Diem)

Right, they’re just trying to come up with a cutesy name for the amorphous blob of cancer cells that they’ve become since their launch over a decade ago.

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teleskiguy  Oct 19, 2021 • 10:09:29pm

re: #37 wrenchwench

Sounds like you’re in for a very fact-based season. Enjoy.

I think it’d be really funny if I met another dude on the lift later this season who had the same name as a titan of industry over a century ago.

“The name’s Charlie.”

“Andrew. Andrew C.”

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2021 • 10:12:15pm

Translated from Japanese by [google]
Beautiful forehead

That’s it! Beautiful Forehead, Inc.
Image: mark-zuckerberg-time-100-2019.jpg

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 19, 2021 • 11:05:56pm
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Ming5000  Oct 19, 2021 • 11:52:02pm

re: #41 wrenchwench

I think I owe Wrench a thanks for helping with my EclecticBrotha blocked me issue.
Thank You!

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Ming5000  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:09:00am

This guy describes long covid like I have never heard before.
For example, the term Brain Fog has a deeper, darker, meaning than I knew.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:35:45am

The shirtless old man reply really is fucking brilliant*.

*Erik came up with this

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:37:39am

Ah, what a familiar exchange:

Guest: “Hi, my key’s not working when I try to get into the room.”

Me: *checks key* “Key looks fine, is it blinking green and red when you try to unlock it?”

Guest: “Yes.”

Me: “That means the deadbolt is engaged. Is there someone else in the room?”

Guest: “Yes, it’s my spouse/child/relative/friend/etc.”

Me: “Okay, they’re gonna have to let you in.”

Guest: “But they’re asleep, I don’t want to wake them. Can you just open the door for me?”

Me: “I have no way of opening that door when the deadbolt is locked. You’re going to have get in contact with them.”

Guest: “Oh. Thank you.”

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:40:07am

re: #45 teleskiguy

The shirtless old man reply really is fucking brilliant*.

[Embedded content]

*Erik came up with this

I’m sure Tritt’s fan will be devastated by this news.

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plansbandc  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:43:51am

Funeral of a friend.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:48:46am

re: #47 Targetpractice

I’m sure Tritt’s fan will be devastated by this news.

The nearest show to me that’s still on in Kansas City, MO is in the Ameristar Casino Star Pavillion, with a capacity of just over 1,300.

Last concert I went to, Wilco at Red Rocks this last August, there was 9,000 people at that show.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 12:55:16am

Travis T is one of the bedrock stars of American Family Values Commercial Country and has decided that maintaining his image is worth more than the revenue from those shows

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:01:52am

re: #49 teleskiguy

The nearest show to me that’s still on in Kansas City, MO is in the Ameristar Casino Star Pavillion, with a capacity of just over 1,300.

Last concert I went to, Wilco at Red Rocks this last August, there was 9,000 people at that show.

I had to check out of curiousity, the last time Tritt looks like he was culturally relevant was almost 20 years ago. He hasn’t released a single that made the top 10 country songs since ‘02, hasn’t had an album crack the top 10 since ‘07, and hasn’t won an award since ‘00. He’s probably making more on the residuals and licensing of his songs for country b-movies than he is actually continuing to tour.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:04:06am

re: #51 Targetpractice

Which means he is living off that late 90’s Country Music image which was all about God and Family and America, especially after 2001.

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:05:59am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which means he is living off that late 90’s Country Music image which was all about God and Family and America, especially after 2001.

Yet amusingly he apparently couldn’t compete with the wave of “I’m So American, I Shit Eagle Feathers!” bandwagoning in the wake of 9/11 that basically defined the country genre right up until a black guy won the presidency.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:07:08am

re: #49 teleskiguy

The nearest show to me that’s still on in Kansas City, MO is in the Ameristar Casino Star Pavillion, with a capacity of just over 1,300.

Last concert I went to, Wilco at Red Rocks this last August, there was 9,000 people at that show.

I saw both Heart and Sarah Brightman at that casino, when it was Station Casino (before the FBI raided it and arrested the owners).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:13:35am

re: #53 Targetpractice

Yet amusingly he apparently couldn’t compete with the wave of “I’m So American, I Shit Eagle Feathers!” bandwagoning in the wake of 9/11 that basically defined the country genre right up until a black guy won the presidency.

from the onion:

Toby Keith Struggling To Come Up With Rhyme For Ahmadinejad

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:24:58am

(video, 3:21)

New York Statue Honors Resilient Human Spirit in COVID Era (Voice of America)

In New York City, artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada unveiled a unique piece of art called The Hug, created to honor those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Nina Vishneva was there for the unveiling and has more in this story narrated by Anna Rice. Elena Wolf contributed to this report. Camera: Max Avloshenko, Elena Matusovsky

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:25:18am

It’s in keeping with the Faux tradition of bringing in “stars” that your parents/grandparents still think are “mainstream” to tell you about how horrible the world is because they can’t find a paying gig anymore.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:27:11am

re: #57 Targetpractice

It’s in keeping with the Faux tradition of bringing in “stars” that your parents/grandparents still think are “mainstream” to tell you about how horrible the world is because they can’t find a paying gig anymore.

“Liberal entertainment industry has shut me out for my ardent conservative views!” (and not my lack of talent or my various personal issues)

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:29:30am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Liberal entertainment industry has shut me out for my ardent conservative views!” (and not my lack of talent or my various personal issues)

“I’m a victim of cancel culture…for the past two decades!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:30:37am

re: #59 Targetpractice

“I’m a victim of cancel culture…for the past two decades!”

I was cancelled before cancel was cool!

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:32:03am

I seriously think whoever does the books for Tritt ran the numbers, realized that the ticket sales were so poor for his upcoming concerts that he’d actually lose money on the whole affair, and decided that paying the cancellation fees would be cheaper and might get him a tiny boost in record sales out of “solidarity.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:39:17am

re: #57 Targetpractice

It’s in keeping with the Faux tradition of bringing in “stars” that your parents/grandparents still think are “mainstream” to tell you about how horrible the world is because they can’t find a paying gig anymore.

Probably because of their toxic personality which means no one wants to work with them and their talent is not sufficient to overcome that barrier.

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:41:08am

re: #62 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Probably because of their toxic personality which means no one wants to work with them and their talent is not sufficient to overcome that barrier.

“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!”

“No. *slams door*”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 1:58:04am

We’re rapidly being surrounded. South Dakota is caving.

South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state’s new medical marijuana law.

The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue since June, voted to recommend a bill that would allow people over 21 to purchase up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of cannabis for recreational use. It would repeal most aspects of the medical marijuana law that voters passed last year, but still contain provisions for people under 21 to use marijuana for medical purposes.

The bill would still need to be cleared by a pair of legislative committees, the full Legislature next year, and the governor’s desk to become law. But lawmakers’ willingness to advance the issue showed a growing acknowledgment in the Republican-controlled Statehouse that recreational marijuana legalization has popular support.

(more)

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot (Rapid City, SD Journal, two hours ago)

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:03:44am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We’re rapidly being surrounded. South Dakota is caving.

(more)

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot (Rapid City, SD Journal, two hours ago)

It’s no longer a question of “if” but “when” pot will be legal in America.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:11:53am

re: #65 Targetpractice

we will need it: we are so fucked

Climate change: Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade

The UNEP production gap report says countries will drill or mine more than double the levels needed to keep the 1.5C threshold alive.

Oil and gas recovery is set to rise sharply with only a modest decrease in coal.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:28:22am

re: #34 wrenchwench

One I think I’ve only heard at home is FacePlant.

Myface

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:31:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:33:07am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:37:51am

Hurricane season isn’t quite over yet, even though the snow is flying on the High Plains.

Eastern North Pacific 5-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

A tropical wave a few hundred miles south of Guatemala and El Salvador has a 70% chance of formation into a tropical cyclone as it moves along the Mexican coastline.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:43:05am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That little plucky tropical wave is the only one on the planet right now. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has bupkis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 2:46:55am

Europe has a major storm blowing in today and tomorrow with winds topping 100kph

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Nojay UK  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:00:36am

re: #41 wrenchwench

Translated from Japanese by [google]
Beautiful forehead

Not quite — キレイキレイ (kireikirei) is a bit like the childish “Rubadub” with キレイ in this case meaning “clean” rather than the more common meaning of “pretty”.

Google Translate is useful, I use it a lot (too much probably) but it misses a lot of cultural references and local context between languages. In Japanese is a repeated word like キレイキレイ is often a sound effect or a childish phrase.

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Targetpractice  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:02:07am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hurricane season isn’t quite over yet, even though the snow is flying on the High Plains.

Eastern North Pacific 5-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

A tropical wave a few hundred miles south of Guatemala and El Salvador has a 70% chance of formation into a tropical cyclone as it moves along the Mexican coastline.

Remember when the joke was that the experts predicting stronger hurricanes and more hurricanes over all were frauds because of a single underwhelming season?

Good times./////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:09:43am

re: #74 Targetpractice

Remember when the joke was that the experts predicting stronger hurricanes and more hurricanes over all were frauds because of a single underwhelming season?

Good times./////

Remember people who cannot distinguish between weather and climate?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:19:24am

Deutsche Welle:

Prosecutors arrest two former German soldiers on terrorism charges

German federal prosecutors said on Wednesday they had arrested two former Bundeswehr soldiers who are “strongly suspected” of having attempted to form a paramilitary unit made up of other former soldiers or police officers.

In a statement, the prosecutors said that the two men, identified only as Arend-Adolf G. and Achim A. under German privacy laws, had been primarily motivated by an expected monthly payment of around €40,000 ($46,560) to each member of the unit.

The unit was planned to consist of between 100 and 150 mercenaries and be under the sole command of the two men who have been arrested, the statement said.

According to the prosecutors, the two men wanted to deploy the unit to carry out combat operations in the ongoing civil war in Yemen with the aim of “pacifying” the region and forcing Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government to negotiate.

(more)

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William Lewis  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:24:57am

Sitting in the Memphis airport waiting for boarding. Too freaking early and ill be working tonight at the hotel.

Vacation is always too short…

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Dangerman  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:26:52am

re: #16 JOE 🥓

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

Booky mcbookface?

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 3:54:32am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Europe has a major storm blowing in today and tomorrow with winds topping 100kph

There is going to be rain in the wild north country; there was a little bit of lightning and thunder on my morning walk. I have a great picture to share, but Gmail is not being responsive from my desktop machine at the moment. I will upload when it finally cooperates.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:00:44am

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Semper Fi  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:06:33am

re: #80 Dopamine Fish

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Nice.
That’s an early morning walk.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:08:08am

re: #81 Semper Fi

Nice.
That’s an early morning walk.

Every morning before work.

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darthstar  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:33:33am

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:38:36am

For our volcano-obsessed folks, apparently Japan is blowing up (literally):

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:45:01am

re: #84 Dopamine Fish

There’s a follow-on video from the roof of the building behind this person that shows the pyroclastic flow petering out about maybe 50-100 meters from the edge of the parking lot, so it looks like everybody pictured in this video was safe.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:53:05am

re: #84 Dopamine Fish

Mt. Aso is a very dangerous volcano, a constant threat on Kyushu.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:54:27am

re: #86 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Mt. Aso is a very dangerous volcano, a constant threat on Kyushu.

Looking at the cell phone video, I honestly thought the cameraperson and everybody he/she was filming were dead. If that eruption had been much bigger, they would’ve been.

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Nojay UK  Oct 20, 2021 • 4:57:10am

re: #86 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Mt. Aso is a very dangerous volcano, a constant threat on Kyushu.

It’s also a big tourist attraction. I have vague plans to visit Mt. Aso next time I’m in Japan. There are roads up to the cluster of craters at the top with sightseeing buses going all the way up (unlike Mt. Fuji). I do know that sometimes tourists are barred from the summit of Mt. Aso due to gas, ash clouds etc. as it is very much an active volcano.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:04:21am

Thunder and lightning have arrived over the fishbowl. So it begins.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:06:23am

re: #89 Dopamine Fish

Thunder and lightning have arrived over the fishbowl. So it begins.

first outlier of the storm will hit us in about 90 minutes, but the worst is expected to come in the early morning hours

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:08:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:10:24am

re: #91 Patricia Kayden

From Balloon Juice. Sigh

Progress does not necessarily follow a straight line…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:26:56am

re: #91 Patricia Kayden

From Balloon Juice. Sigh

Glad I saw right through him early on.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:38:51am

Very obscure TV shows. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen an episode of any of them. Maybe Frontier I’ve seen, perhaps, when I was young:

A BATCH OF 23 TV INTROS FROM THE ’50s TO THE ’70s

..

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jeffreyw  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:41:22am

Good morning!

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:49:34am

Here’s some more decent video of Mt. Aso eruption with some commentary:

www3.nhk.or.jp

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:49:52am

re: #94 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Very obscure TV shows. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen an episode of any of them. Maybe Frontier I’ve seen, perhaps, when I was young:

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Video

..

I recognize a handful of the actors but almost none of the shows. (Born 1959)

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:54:51am
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:55:14am
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:56:31am

This is what we would be like if Trump had been reelected:

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:57:46am

re: #100 Belafon

This is what we would be like if Trump had been reelected:

Except Trump and the Republicans wouldn’t dare interrupt our economy for a week in order to stem the tide. It’d be damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, we’re going for full HERD IMMUNITY because we don’t want to lift a finger to help anybody but ourselves.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:58:08am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 5:58:48am

re: #102 Belafon

That’s not terrifying. Not at all. If you need me, I’ll be in my bunker.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:01:07am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recognize a handful of the actors but almost none of the shows. (Born 1959)

Many of the stars were fairly well known. Just goes to show that failure is easy, success is hard, in the entertainment business.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:14:14am

re: #102 Belafon

A highly-transmissible less-lethal variant could end the pandemic.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:14:26am
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:16:56am

re: #91 Patricia Kayden

From Balloon Juice. Sigh

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:37:50am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:38:25am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:38:54am

re: #108 The Pie Overlord!

Horrific

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:40:58am
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William Lewis  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:40:59am

re: #104 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Many of the stars were fairly well known. Just goes to show that failure is easy, success is hard, in the entertainment business.

“Success walks hand in hand with failure
On the Hollywood Boulevard. “
The Kinks

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:55:00am

re: #104 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Many of the stars were fairly well known. Just goes to show that failure is easy, success is hard, in the entertainment business.

I mean, that’s pretty much true of life in general, except for folks who are born into wealth.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:55:17am

re: #16 JOE 🥓

Facebook plans to change its name as Mark Zuckerberg tries to distance the company from ‘intense scrutiny’: report

May I suggest changing the name to KILLBOOK?

rawstory.com

Mendacium: Your new home for all the news we want you to see.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:55:43am

re: #111 The Pie Overlord!

Thank God

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:55:52am
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 6:57:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:00:31am

re: #111 The Pie Overlord!

Trump Organization now under investigation by the office of the Westchester County district attorney, Mimi E. Rocah Trump Organization now under investigation by the office of the Westchester County district attorney, Mimi E. Rocah

And this was why Trump did not shy away from breaking the law to get re-elected: he had nothing to lose (except his executive privilege)

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:02:52am

And now for your laugh of the day:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:02:54am

re: #117 Belafon

I’d love to see a demographic breakdown of anti-vaxxers. I’d bet anything that non-college educated whites are the majority.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:07:00am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to see a demographic breakdown of anti-vaxxers. I’d bet anything that non-college educated whites are the majority.

IIRC from earlier surveys, it was white evangelicals.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:07:02am

re: #95 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:09:10am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to see a demographic breakdown of anti-vaxxers. I’d bet anything that non-college educated whites are the majority.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:10:17am

re: #100 Belafon

This is what we would be like if Trump had been reelected:

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That would depend on the state you lived in.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:10:52am

re: #124 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

That would depend on the state you lived in.

I’m in the deep south. I’d be fucked.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:11:47am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

Here in San Diego County we are at 80.0% fully vaccinated (12+) and 89.2% with at least one dose.

The new vaccination rate has slowed down very much. I wonder about all those people who got one dose and decided to not get the second dose.

At least in these parts, the lower vaccination rates are in the eastern part of the county, where the religious right cling on (it’s Duncan Hunter’s old seat, now held by Car Thief). Also, in central San Diego there are parts where vaccination rates are lower. Part of this is because black Americans are hesitant, understandably so given history.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:13:12am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:14:07am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:14:12am

re: #127 Scottish Dragon

There should be a work requirement to get work. Because we don’t want to be giving jobs to those lazy people who just sit around and get government assistance, they need to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and MAKE their own work.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:14:34am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which means he is living off that late 90’s Country Music image which was all about God and Family and America, especially after 2001.

Don’t forget the drinkin, gamblin & cheatin on the side which Real Merkun Muzak is all about!

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:15:47am

re: #129 Dopamine Fish

There should be a work requirement to get work. Because we don’t want to be giving jobs to those lazy people who just sit around and get government assistance, they need to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and MAKE their own work.

Take a pickaxe out and start digging up your own street. That’ll create some work…

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:16:03am

re: #57 Targetpractice

It’s in keeping with the Faux tradition of bringing in “stars” that your parents/grandparents still think are “mainstream” to tell you about how horrible the world is because they can’t find a paying gig anymore.

You career must really be at the bottom rung of the ladder if you can’t get a gig in Branson!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:17:12am

re: #127 Scottish Dragon

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:18:02am

re: #131 Scottish Dragon

Take a pickaxe out and start digging up your own street. That’ll create some work…

Or, hey, if we want to turn this around, there should be a work requirement to be a Senator. If you can’t pass any legislative agenda items that are signed by the President (and not overridden on veto), you lose your benefits, because we don’t want to pay people to be freeloaders in the halls of the Capitol.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:18:03am

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

I paid extra for the touch bar!

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:22:38am

re: #127 Scottish Dragon

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:22:39am
A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a stream of lava.

The three dogs have been stranded for weeks in an abandoned yard covered with volcanic ash on the island of La Palma.
They have been fed by drones dropping packages of food, but until now no one has been able to figure out how to rescue them. Helicopters are banned from flying to the area because of hot gas that can damage their rotors.

cnn.com

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:23:21am

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

Microsoft, ahead of its time again.

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JC1  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:28:08am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to see a demographic breakdown of anti-vaxxers. I’d bet anything that non-college educated whites are the majority.

Pre covid most of anti-vax were ‘new age all natural’ types. Middle class, college educated.
Post covid, yeah, the Trump demographic.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:31:16am

re: #136 Belafon

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:32:48am

re: #139 JC1

Pre covid most of anti-vax were ‘new age all natural’ types. Middle class, college educated.
Post covid, yeah, the Trump demographic.

Trump told our right-wing authoritarians to pretend that COVID isn’t a threat, and they fell in line, and now thousands of them are dead.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:41:56am

re: #127 Scottish Dragon

Funny how a group of such strongly professed Christians absolutely hates the idea of giving someone something without asking for ANYTHING in return.

//

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:45:12am

re: #142 Eclectic Cyborg

Funny how a group of such strongly professed Christians absolutely hates the idea of giving someone something without asking for ANYTHING in return.

//

“If a man does not work, he does not eat.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:45:55am

re: #143 Dopamine Fish

“If a man does not work, he does not eat.”

Paul said nothing about women not working, though…

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:46:14am

re: #143 Dopamine Fish

“If a man does not work, he does not eat.”

MAN IS MADE FOR THE MARKET

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:47:28am

re: #143 Dopamine Fish

The interesting thing, though, is that passage is about the religious grifters.

Ironic given that the religious right in this country is full of religious grifters who live off the lives of their marks.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:48:34am
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:48:47am

re: #146 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The interesting thing, though, is that passage is about the religious grifters.

Ironic given that the religious right in this country is full of religious grifters who live off the lives of their marks.

You know that, and I know that, and let’s be honest, the grifters know that, too. But, as always, they apply their own context to everything, in order to make the Bible say what they want it to say at any particular time.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:48:55am

re: #115 Scottish Dragon

Thank God

Hello Stranger! Haven’t seen you in awhile!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:50:28am

re: #99 Belafon

re: #100 Belafon

Own goal.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:54:31am
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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:55:35am

re: #149 Hecuba’s daughter

Hello Stranger! Haven’t seen you in awhile!

Yeah, sorry. We have only one laptop and the kid has priority on it. My android lags badly on LGF.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:57:55am

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:58:38am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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What the actual bejesusing fuck?

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:59:13am

re: #154 Dopamine Fish

What the actual bejesusing fuck?

Bad enough one of them posted it. Several of them followed.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:59:18am

re: #147 The Pie Overlord!

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Interesting thread,
With this saturation barrage of red-scare bullshit from the panic-stricken gentry, there are probably young people out there thinking, “So, the commies are behind great stuff like the child tax credit and free education. Maybe this Bolshevism business isn’t so bad after all.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:59:18am

re: #123 Scottish Dragon

I ran across a study that indicates a large number of PhD’s among the anti-vax crowd.

Probably not PhDs in virology or epidemiology, though…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:59:26am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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What the actual fuck?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 7:59:30am
Rep. Adam Schiff told Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast on Tuesday that he vehemently disagreed with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s hesitation to investigate former President Donald Trump.

“I think there’s a real desire on the part of the attorney general, for the most part, not to look backward,” Schiff said on the podcast. “Do I disagree with that? I do disagree with that, and I disagree with it most vehemently when it comes to what I consider even more serious offenses.”

Adam Schiff says he ‘vehemently disagrees’ with AG Merrick Garland’s reluctance to investigate Trump (BI)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:00:53am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Have you tried telling them that that’s shockingly stupid? You might stop seeing their posts, which I think would be an improvement

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:01:51am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

[Embedded content]

R.E.M.’s “Pop Song 89” is probably the most evil song in pop music.

Hello, I saw you, I know you, I knew you
I think I can remember your name, name
Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself
I think I thought you were someone else
Should we talk about the weather? (hi, hi, hi)
Should we talk about the government? (hi, hi, hi, hi)
Hello, how are you, I know you, I knew you
I think I can remember your name, name
Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself
I think I thought you were someone else
Should we talk about the weather? (hi, hi, hi)
Should we talk about the government? (hi, hi, hi, hi)
Hello, my friend, are you visible today?
You know I never knew that it could be so strange, strange
Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself
I think I thought you were someone else
Should we talk about the weather? (hi, hi, hi)
Should we talk about the government? (hi, hi, hi, hi)
Hi, hi, hi
Hi, hi, hi, hi
Hi, hi, hi
Hi, hi, hi, hi
Hi, hi, hi
Hi, hi, hi, hi

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Jay C  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:02:19am

re: #147 The Pie Overlord!

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“JewishWonk” is being way over-wonky here, methinks. It ought to be pretty obvious by now that when Republican officeholders like Rubio start blithering away about “socialism”(/”communism”/”Radical left”), said terms have virtually no real meaning as regards actual political/economic policies, but are just buzzword insults designed to peremptorily dismiss whatever issue the idiot spouting off wants to dismiss.
As opposed to, y’know, actually debating/explaining/articulating a position….

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:02:19am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Reply back and tell them that bless is just a shortened form of Beelzebub because other languages pronounce the z as an s, and that praise is is shortened from of prostitute.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:02:26am

re: #74 Targetpractice

Remember when the joke was that the experts predicting stronger hurricanes and more hurricanes over all were frauds because of a single underwhelming season?

Good times./////

DUDE, WHERE’S MY HURRICANE?: Climate change? [Link to dodgy conservative climate denial site.] Heh. Read the whole thing.

//////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:03:32am

re: #130 JOE 🥓

Don’t forget the drinkin, gamblin & cheatin on the side which Real Merkun Muzak is all about!

My ex once brought home Toby Keith’s White Trash with Money.

The title says enough right there, and it contains his moral-absolutist hit There Ain’t no Right Way to do the Wrong Thing but I also recall seeing on the cover that the album is dedicated “To my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”

But the last track on the album, Running Block is about getting drunk, picking up strange women and having sex with them in motel rooms, which also says it all about modern American Evangelical morality…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:04:21am

re: #136 Belafon

Parents don’t work taking care of their children?

Capitalism is about parents paying for the privilege of doing so!!!

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Jay C  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:04:52am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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All I can say to this is:

HI, JOE!!!!

ETA: TBH, it looks like that “Hello” nonsense is a joke/satire/parody of “evangelical” crap-mail that somehow someone seems to have taken seriously.
But then again, the really sad part is that it MAY have circulated with serious (insane, but serious) intent.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:05:21am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Yikes!! The Trump cult members I know, even those who are religious, are not religious fanatics and would never post anything so ridiculous. Indeed, most never post anything related to religion at all.

My current exchange is with someone comparing the sit-in at the Interior Building with the January 6 insurrection. They are demented but not that demented.

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:06:27am

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

Another version of the PhD acronym is ‘Piled high and Deep’. PhD’s come in many flavors many of which can’t find their ass with both hands.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:07:15am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

[Embedded content]

And don’t say “Good Morning”!!!

“Good” is a Satanic abbreviation for GOD IS DEAD

and “Morning” is short for “Morningstar”, as in “Lucifer Morningstar

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:08:10am

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

That one and The Beatles “Hello, Goodbye”.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:09:18am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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When I moved (back) to Lubbock in the 80s, I noticed a few people reacting oddly when I said “hello,” mostly a brief look of wide eyed suspicion, followed by a leery, “what?” or “huh?” I got exasperated with this a couple of times and said, “You know, standard English greeting, for quite a while now.” A little investigation finally showed that the goobers did in fact associate it with “hell” as well as with higher education (automatically suspicious ). Don’t use “hello” to low class whites in Lubbock or the rest of Gooberland. I am entirely serious.

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Dangerman  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:10:03am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

[Embedded content]

This is not religious stupidity.

It’s just stupidity

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:10:08am

re: #172 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

When I moved (back) to Lubbock in the 80s, I noticed a few people reacting oddly when I said “hello,” mostly a brief look of wide eyed suspicion, followed by a leery, “what?” or “huh?” I got exasperated with this a couple of times and said, “You know, standard English greeting, for quite a while now.” A little investigation finally showed that the goobers did in fact associate it with “hell” as well as with higher education (automatically suspicious ). Don’t use “hello” to low class whites in Lubbock or the rest of Gooberland. I am entirely serious.

How-DEEEEEEE!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:11:19am

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

I ran across a study that indicates a large number of PhD’s among the anti-vax crowd.

Probably not PhDs in virology or epidemiology, though…

Look up Bret Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying. They are evolutionary biologists and should know better. Yes — not virologists or epidemiologists, but still…

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:13:16am

re: #169 The Squire of Logos

Another version of the PhD acronym is ‘Piled high and Deep’. PhD’s come in many flavors many of which can’t find their ass with both hands.

There’s been a fun segment on one of the podcasts I listen to (Kermode and Mayo—BBC) where listeners submit their absurd PhD dissertation titles with translation. I can’t remember exact titles but the summaries are like “a longitudinal study that proved children tend to choose toys that they like”; I appreciate the self-deprecation many show. It’s in short supply in academe.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:16:06am

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Have you tried telling them that that’s shockingly stupid? You might stop seeing their posts, which I think would be an improvement

Based on fear of the Hi-De-Ho Man?

Cab Calloway - The Hi-De-Ho Man (That’s Me)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:18:32am

re: #176 Barefoot Grin

There’s been a fun segment on one of the podcasts I listen to (Kermode and Mayo—BBC) where listeners submit their absurd PhD dissertation titles with translation. I can’t remember exact titles but the summaries are like “a longitudinal study that proved children tend to choose toys that they like”; I appreciate the self-deprecation many show. It’s in short supply in academe.

There are over 100 various PhD disciplines currently offered by US universities.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:18:58am

Morning Lizards. Breakfast Taco.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:19:26am

Hope he gets his ass handed to him….

Ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to sue over firing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:21:46am

re: #180 I Would Prefer Not To

Hope he gets his ass handed to him….

Ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to sue over firing

Go find a university that has no problem with unvaccinated staff.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:22:33am

re: #180 I Would Prefer Not To

Hope he gets his ass handed to him….

Ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to sue over firing

Sounds like someone who thought his position was above the rules.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:23:05am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Sorry, Joe, I regret to inform you that your brainwashed Xtian relatives are a special kind of “special.”

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:24:13am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are over 100 various PhD disciplines currently offered by US universities.

I think there were something like 27 tenure-track jobs for over 600 new History PhDs last year.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:25:16am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Wishing someone a “Blessed Day” will get you side eyed in this town. :-)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:26:25am

re: #182 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Sounds like someone who thought his position was above the rules.

Football Coaches are among the highest-paid government jobs in many states, no wonder he feels himself to be a member of the exceptional elite.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:26:51am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

I think there were something like 27 tenure-track jobs for over 600 new History PhDs last year.

That is why I never pursued a PhD in languages.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:28:04am

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

How-DEEEEEEE!

Now I’m getting Minnie Pearl flashbacks, except she elongated the first syllable.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:28:05am

Garland was Obama’s nominee, of course. And Obama never showed the slightest inclination to go after the criminals on Wall St. responsible for a global financial meltdown. So, in hindsight, it kind of makes sense.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:30:06am

re: #186 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Football Coaches are among the highest-paid government jobs in many states, no wonder he feels himself to be a member of the exceptional elite.

That’s the probable first cause. That he is suing to overturn it (or presumably to get paid off a large amount) sounds like not facing up to not being as exceptional as he thought he was.

At a minimum this will mean that his contract will get a very thorough going over. And obviously he is not in a “right to work” state.
// (the last)

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:34:59am

re: #188 A Three Hour Tour

Now I’m getting Minnie Pearl flashbacks, except she elongated the first syllable.

I had a flashback, too. to MP. But it was in response to an old-timey song I heard this morning (except it goes “how-dee-do”):

If You’re Ever Down In Texas, Look Me Up (1946) - Phil Harris

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ipsos  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:36:03am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

I’m fortunate that most of my family is pretty sane and so I don’t see much of this sort of thing from them. But there are a few nutters in the family tree, and I finally realized that I was going to be happier if I just muted the hell out of them. Just because we share blood doesn’t mean I have any obligation to listen to whatever bleatings come out of their misinformed brains.

Have you considered doing the same?

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:36:17am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

As it has always been. That’s why I never pursued mine. Though I did consider a tangental one back in the 90s, though family stuff pretty much quashed that.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:36:49am

re: #185 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Wishing someone a “Blessed Day” will get you side eyed in this town. :-)

Well, yeah, because the phrase is SUPPOSED to be, “Blessed be the fruit.”

//

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Semper Fi  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:41:41am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Conversation would be next to impossible if one was admonished every other sentence for using what was considered a satanic word.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:42:16am

re: #193 The Squire of Logos

As it has always been. That’s why I never pursued mine. Though I did consider a tangental one back in the 90s, though family stuff pretty much quashed that.

I got mine. It’s complicated. It took a chunk of my life, and I had to do many jobs until I got full-time, so it has set me back financially some. I started late after being a high school teacher for a few years. If I had stayed on that path…. Well, it’s complicated, as I said. Life would have been different, but not necessarily better. I never recommend going for a PhD these days, as hypocritical as that sounds.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:42:40am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

I think there were something like 27 tenure-track jobs for over 600 new History PhDs last year.

That’s why (back in the day) those I knew with history degrees ended up in software development!

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:46:33am

re: #196 Barefoot Grin

I got mine. It’s complicated. It took a chunk of my life, and I had to do many jobs until I got full-time, so it has set me back financially some. I started late after being a high school teacher for a few years. If I had stayed on that path…. Well, it’s complicated. Life would have been different, but not necessarily better. I never recommend going for a PhD these days, as hypocritical as that sounds.

Not hypocritical at all. I tell people the same. Get the Masters and then head on out and make your mark.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:46:50am

re: #194 Dopamine Fish

Well, yeah, because the phrase is SUPPOSED to be, “Blessed be the fruit.”

//

Ummm that’s a strong NOPE from this gal.

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mmmirele  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:48:17am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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Well, then Japan must be completely demon-ridden because the word はい (pronounced “hi” in English) is likely the most common word heard. It means “yes,” “uh huh,” “hmm,” [acknowledgment of presence]. Very useful word. *facepalm*

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darthstar  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:48:27am

Hello. Hi.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:49:21am

Happy Birthday to THE COUNT!

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:49:45am

Give him no quarter. Literally.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:50:04am

re: #185 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Wishing someone a “Blessed Day” will get you side eyed in this town. :-)

I’m tempted to say, “Have a bullshit day” or maybe “Happy superstition” in response.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:52:12am

If Trump never gets held accountable for anything, we’re basically telling conservatives they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

That’s bad.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:54:05am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis from my brainwashed Xtian relatives.

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wat??!!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:57:22am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

If Trump never gets held accountable for anything, we’re basically telling conservatives they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

That’s bad.

Republicans have been getting away with it since Watergate and each Republican administration has been more corrupt than the preceding one.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:58:30am

re: #207 JOE 🥓

Republicans have been getting away with it since Watergate and each Republican administration has been more corrupt than the preceding one.

Yeah, but Trump was really, REALLY awful. If we don’t start pushing back…how much worse will the next GOP admin be?

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 8:59:48am

re: #201 darthstar

Hello. Hi.

“It is an alteration of hallo, itself an alteration of holla, hollo, a shout to attract attention, which seems to go back at least to late 14c. (compare Middle English verb halouen “to shout in the chase,” hallouing). OED cites Old High German hala, hola, emphatic imperative of halon, holon “to fetch,” “used especially in hailing a ferryman.” Fowler in the 1920s listed halloo, hallo, halloa, halloo, hello, hillo, hilloa, holla, holler, hollo, holloa, hollow, hullo, and writes, “The multiplicity of forms is bewildering ….”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:00:15am

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, but Trump was really, REALLY awful. If we don’t start pushing back…how much worse will the next GOP admin be?

He was blatant about it. Any other President would have immediately been put up for violations of the Emoluments Clause, multiple conflicts of interest and repeated tampering with investigations.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:00:25am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

If Trump never gets held accountable for anything, we’re basically telling conservatives they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

That’s bad.

Based on the hearing yesterday evening, I think he may actually be held accountable. They know he did incite both coup attempts.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:00:46am

I’m listening on a company wide zoom call. A lot of questions are about hiring and keeping people to fill the work. If you know people who are software, mechanical, or aerospace engineers and are willing to move to the east side of DFW, there are lots of opportunities.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:01:53am

The flip side is lots of people are up in arms over Biden’s vaccine mandate.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:02:11am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was blatant about it. Any other Democratic President would have immediately been put up for violations of the Emoluments Clause, multiple conflicts of interest and repeated tampering with investigations.

FTFY

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:02:54am

re: #212 Belafon

I’m listening on a company wide zoom call. A lot of questions are about hiring and keeping people to fill the work. If you know people who are software, mechanical, or aerospace engineers and are willing to move to the east side of DFW, there are lots of opportunities.

No thanks. My agency is having major problems hiring in Texas because people are quitting and nobody will apply for the vacant positions. As long as Asshole Abbot and the GOP are letting Covid and guns run wild who would want to relocate there except Elon Musk?

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:03:02am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was blatant about it. Any other President would have immediately been put up for violations of the Emoluments Clause, multiple conflicts of interest and repeated tampering with investigations.

But he was subtle. It’s not like he had a big campaign event at the White House or anything.////

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Teukka  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:05:51am

re: #44 Ming5000

This guy describes long covid like I have never heard before.
For example, the term Brain Fog has a deeper, darker, meaning than I knew.

Amplified it… Also, there’s an unrolled thread of it:

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:05:55am

The “hello” moral panic is a pretty succinct demonstration of what conspiracism offers to believers: if you believe this gnostic tidbit, you’re now divinely-ordained better than almost all English-speaking people. It’s not sound theology or linguistics…it’s intentionally the opposite, the shallowest and most superficial bit of pattern recognition.

In effect—why be intelligent or moral through effort when you can simply redefine intelligence and morality?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:07:05am

re: #217 Teukka

And yet the covid statistics simply record this person as: “Recovered”.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:09:12am

With some AI and X-rays, a company was able to reproduce the image of a woman Picasso painted over to create another painting: edition.cnn.com

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:12:12am

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

Howdjadoo - Woody Guthrie

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:12:17am

Sports buffs are on the list now. Remember: These people vote.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:13:20am
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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:14:51am

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sports buffs are on the list now. Remember: These people vote.

HARD CORE GAMERS FOR KHORNE!!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:15:16am

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sports buffs are on the list now. Remember: These people vote.

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Addendum:
Revelation 21: 27 (NIV)

27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Doesn’t mention gamers or sports buffs at all but I can see how pulpit pimps might be in trouble.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:33:22am

re: #172 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

When I moved (back) to Lubbock in the 80s, I noticed a few people reacting oddly when I said “hello,” mostly a brief look of wide eyed suspicion, followed by a leery, “what?” or “huh?” I got exasperated with this a couple of times and said, “You know, standard English greeting, for quite a while now.” A little investigation finally showed that the goobers did in fact associate it with “hell” as well as with higher education (automatically suspicious ). Don’t use “hello” to low class whites in Lubbock or the rest of Gooberland. I am entirely serious.

hola vato

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:41:48am

I still remember moving from Gary to Bloomington, Indiana and hearing a person actually use “Howdy!” as a greeting in real life for the first time (I had certainly heard it enough on TV and in films, but it struck me that nobody I grew up with ever used it.)

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aatharuv  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:42:23am

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Addendum:
Revelation 21: 27 (NIV)

Doesn’t mention gamers or sports buffs at all but I can see how pulpit pimps might be in trouble.

I suppose World of Warcraft counts as paganism, and Grand Theft Auto counts for multiple items on the list*

*I’ve not been a hardcore gamer by any definition in quite a few years.

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:42:47am
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Teukka  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:43:55am

*cracks fingers* Seems it’s one of those days that I begin rolling and just go on…

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:46:33am

re: #228 aatharuv

I suppose World of Warcraft counts as paganism, and Grand Theft Auto counts for multiple items on the list*

*I’ve not been a hardcore gamer by any definition in quite a few years.

My parents genuinely believed that my World of Warcraft subscription was one of the reasons why Mrs. Fish and I were “living in sin” before we got married. I kid you not.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:47:22am

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sports buffs are on the list now. Remember: These people vote.

Well I clock in at 5 of 20. Of course he doesn’t have Pagan/Wiccan or Witch listed. *evil grin emoji*

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:50:07am

re: #224 Scottish Dragon

The “hardcore” bit is an interesting loophole for these fanatics to insert in their list.

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:50:17am

re: #232 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well I clock in at 5 of 20. Of course he doesn’t have Pagan/Wiccan or Witch listed. *evil grin emoji*

Do you have a tutu?

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:50:30am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:51:40am

re: #234 wrenchwench

Do you have a tutu?

NO!. Nor do I have a French Maid costume. :-) rotfl.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:53:38am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still remember moving from Gary to Bloomington, Indiana and hearing a person actually use “Howdy!” as a greeting in real life for the first time (I had certainly heard it enough on TV and in films, but it struck me that nobody I grew up with ever used it.)

I never heard it growing up in Houston until I heard people at UT using it as a joke.

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:57:41am

re: #235 jaunte

Thank you. A very concise summary for us non-lawyerly types.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:57:45am

WhenI was in college I would answer the phone with a “Yo” and my Dad would lose his temper over that…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:59:08am

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sports buffs are on the list now. Remember: These people vote.

Honestly, I meet five or six items on that list. I guess I’m screwed! :P

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:59:10am

re: #239 JOE 🥓

Depending on who it is I will sometimes answer with “Speak to me.”

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2021 • 9:59:20am

re: #236 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

NO!. Nor do I have a French Maid costume. :-) rotfl.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:02:44am

The more I learn, the less I like religions. Just my opinion. They can teach me all kinds of things and have old complicated books to cite and debate. But all I get for a takeaway is about men. Well, men and women. Certainly, these other people can persuade but they carry no special connection to some omniscient being we can’t see or touch.

The more extreme, the less I want anyone to be stuck with it. Members and neighbors.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:03:49am

re: #235 jaunte

While Trump was president, he was accused of violating this law. He was able to get the case dismissed on the grounds that the court lacked authority to monitor the president’s day-to-day actions. In other words, while Trump was the president, he hid behind the broad authority and discretion granted by the PRA. Now that Trump is no longer president, he argues that it is unconstitutional and should be overturned.

Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:17:53am

re: #230 Teukka

*cracks fingers* Seems it’s one of those days that I begin rolling and just go on…

Oh Memories of my oldest sister and her “born again” spouse following the “guidance” from that sick freak Dobson and beating their kids senseless over the slightest offense. End result—every one of their kids is dysfunctional and they continue the beating on their kids…

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Semper Fi  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:18:00am

re: #239 JOE 🥓

WhenI was in college I would answer the phone with a “Yo” and my Dad would lose his temper over that…

I had a friend who always answered the phone with, “Yellow.”

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:20:56am

re: #246 Semper Fi

I had a friend who always answered the phone with, “Yellow.”

“Admiral Kirk’s office. Can I help you?”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:23:40am

re: #242 wrenchwench

I can go from 0 to full bitch in about 500 microseconds.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:23:55am

This is not a SNL parody, but a real GOP campaign commercial.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:26:35am

re: #249 No Malarkey!

This is not a SNL parody, but a real GOP campaign commercial.

Another Triple BeeGee: Big Boobs Blonde w/Gun.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:27:48am

re: #249 No Malarkey!

This is not a SNL parody, but a real GOP campaign commercial.

I see GOP politics has entered the “Mad Max” phase now.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:27:52am

re: #162 Jay C

“JewishWonk” is being way over-wonky here, methinks. It ought to be pretty obvious by now that when Republican officeholders like Rubio start blithering away about “socialism”(/”communism”/”Radical left”), said terms have virtually no real meaning as regards actual political/economic policies, but are just buzzword insults designed to peremptorily dismiss whatever issue the idiot spouting off wants to dismiss.
As opposed to, y’know, actually debating/explaining/articulating a position….

“JewishWonk” is an immigrant from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:30:14am

re: #251 Eclectic Cyborg

I see GOP politics has entered the “Mad Max” phase now.

Candidates shooting/torching/blowing stuff up has been around for decades now.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:30:29am
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Dangerman  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:31:16am

re: #153 JOE 🥓

This is a problem only if you assume all this stuff was first written in english

Maybe go back to “shalom”. Worked well in the original.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:33:37am

re: #254 jaunte

Scene from the Rule Committee hearing—

Rep. Raskin: Do you accept that Joe Biden won the election?

Rep. Gaetz: I accept that Joe Biden is the president.

Question needs to read: “Do you accept that Joseph Biden is the legally elected President?”

Leaves them less wiggle room

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:34:00am

re: #251 Eclectic Cyborg

I see GOP politics has entered the “Mad Max” phase now.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:35:33am

Too little and too late you sick turd. You deserve to be locked up until your dirt nap.

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to murder, apologizes to victims’ families

nydailynews.com

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:37:23am

JtK4W15zPbN+2GfQBzhKbpozaKrdQabH93+VEh2/KRga+hkfhWXHhknfJKHhFnMgNMzpBDKu4xbXGe7soawnPmUq30XArydP6uk0bRut+04vqaLCeALLKHFxCuahVANZ4UQiB8GlCL5E7U+wEzkD0Ck/X0Y0f1DqAoVIJxVaaeVGlDcgOoW0v0BgE5tuX1AfQMiuC9W57GngN5JapsNGqIW52MaB2o8jI91dO6Jy1akRyVXrmhe8XKf5JryIkdMieIlxhR4tP+1+ZjdWYM0UYB/0gqmBJ3YFKWF516wXDwVZiv+QZMUB6E0e0XK0vfMHDFvubKhpwVsr9DF32KTVDJ81lFmVId8A1gCvwG0CSqD5kqMc/0oNS46Oa4B+26wKSQG2i5TINd2Pms/WRj834zycv1QPSEUIY3x8sOZqYvY=

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:37:25am

re: #258 JOE 🥓

“Worthless as a murderer’s courtroom apology.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:37:33am

re: #258 JOE 🥓

It took him that many fucking years to apologize?

No points given.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:37:43am

Woocoodanode that giving kids with incomplete mental and emotional development access to weapons of war has really bad consequences?

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:38:17am

re: #259 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

ORbddUaeMtgjFYWGEEJckrVdUPGAqa1d

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:38:31am

re: #262 Scottish Dragon

kids with incomplete mental and emotional development

In other words, all Americans.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:39:23am

Everyone talking about how they answer the phone reminded me of a anecdote from my freshman year in college.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:40:17am

re: #259 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:40:49am

re: #249 No Malarkey!

This is not a SNL parody, but a real GOP campaign commercial.

What’s weird is that nowhere in her campaign does she promise better access to science and math education, better access to health services for the little guy, or even a modern economic outlook planning a more diverse energy and infrastructure system.

Just another Trump Republican….On second thought, totally on-brand again.

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unproven innocence  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:41:10am

re: #248 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I can go from 0 to full bitch in about 500 microseconds.

That’s not even enough time to blink. Check your math. //

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2021 • 10:42:02am

A Tiny Desk from 3 years ago. Audience participation! (3rd song.)

Jenny and the Mexicats: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


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