Colbert: Biden Visits His Happy Place, and Trolls Overrun TFG’s New Social Network

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With his approval rating underwater, President Biden traveled to his hometown of Scranton to deliver one of his trademark folksy speeches, while the former president’s new social media platform attracted so many trolls that it had to be shut down. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:58:31am

The sort of thing that should make a person seem human and relatable instead is used as “proof” that he is a “loser”. What a sad political climate we live in.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:01:53am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The sort of thing that should make a person seem human and relatable instead is used as “proof” that he is a “loser”. What a sad political climate we live in.

Everyone in the replies to the tweet yesterday about the story said something like “Good, he’s a fucking human like the rest of us.”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:02:16am

Hell hath no fury and all that. Now add in a willing accomplice. *evil laugh*

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:04:25am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The sort of thing that should make a person seem human and relatable instead is used as “proof” that he is a “loser”. What a sad political climate we live in.

Trump goes golfing at his own private courses virtually every weekend, media either avoids the topic or mumbles about how “stressful” the job is.

Biden goes back home to give a stump speech, media declares he’s avoiding the job and suggests he’s hiding away from voters.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:05:04am

re: #4 Targetpractice

Trump goes golfing at his own private courses virtually every weekend, media either avoids the topic or mumbles about how “stressful” the job is.

Biden goes back home to give a stump speech, media declares he’s avoiding the job and suggests he’s hiding away from voters.

“Why isn’t Biden more accessible?” cry the people who support Kyrsten Sinema.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:06:38am
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:06:42am
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:08:21am

WaPo should interview all the conservatives who went to the border for a photo-op and ask them if it had been effective in changing anything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:08:47am
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:08:52am

“Well, no, but Biden should do more.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:09:39am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

because, pictures or it didn’t happen…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:10:25am
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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:11:08am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Because the media is big on politics as performance art. Hence why they loved Trump so much, because he’d make a big production that was total smoke and mirrors, but it gave the media something to photograph and film, so they treated it as if it were genuine. Like how they treated his standing next to stacks of blank paper in unmarked folders as significant because he insisted it was so.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:11:29am

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lesson #1 in how NOT to bring a prey animal down :-)

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:13:33am

Eastman is a goddamned fucking liar. He wrote the plan. He was in Bannon’s war room. He committed sedition. Put him before the 1/6 Committee, then indict him on sedition charges and disbar him!

Eastman Insists He Def Doesn’t Believe Memo’s ‘Crazy’ Plots To Steal Election Were Real

BULLSHIT!

talkingpointsmemo.com

And DO NOT FORGET what that racist wrote alleging Kamala was ineligible to be Vice-President!

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:13:53am

re: #7 jaunte

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Yeah, but which is the media going to pay more attention to: Statistics and figures proving that UEI was not what was holding the labor pool from jumping at job offers or business owners putting up self-pitying signs in their windows about how “NOBODY WANTS TO WORK!!!”?

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:15:27am

re: #15 JOE 🥓

Eastman is a goddamned fucking liar. He wrote the plan. He was in Bannon’s war room. He committed sedition. Put him before the 1/6 Committee, then indict him on sedition charges and disbar him!

Eastman Insists He Def Doesn’t Believe Memo’s ‘Crazy’ Plots To Steal Election Were Real

BULLSHIT!

talkingpointsmemo.com

Another Trump henchman caught henching, another whining whimper about how it was all for laughs and they were never really serious about the henching.

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:15:32am

“…In a poll of restaurant workers from earlier this year, eight in 10 said that they had experienced hostile behavior from customers who didn’t want to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. About half said they were considering leaving their jobs, and of that group, four in 10 said this was because of customer hostility and harassment.

A survey of restaurant workers released in August yielded similar results - more than two-thirds said a key reason for the labor shortage was customer disrespect.”
news.yahoo.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:15:56am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Oh, god forbid someone is forced to grow a beard in jail. The horror.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:19:32am

re: #7 jaunte

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:20:49am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:21:08am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

An insult to Neanderthals. These were the worst of Homo Sapiens.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:21:32am
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:23:53am

Thread:

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:23:56am

re: #21 Belafon

The corrupted court just can’t wait to kill Roe. And they do not care about the blowback that they will trigger.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:25:27am
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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:25:27am

re: #18 jaunte

“…In a poll of restaurant workers from earlier this year, eight in 10 said that they had experienced hostile behavior from customers who didn’t want to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. About half said they were considering leaving their jobs, and of that group, four in 10 said this was because of customer hostility and harassment.

A survey of restaurant workers released in August yielded similar results - more than two-thirds said a key reason for the labor shortage was customer disrespect.”
news.yahoo.com

To work in the service industry in the era of COVID is to subject yourself to the most dehumanizing, thankless, stressful work environments short of working in a sex dungeon. Especially if you’re one of those who was dubbed as “essential” at the beginning of the whole mess, only to quickly realize that being “essential” just meant they couldn’t keep the place open if they fired you. It never meant anything like higher pay, better benefits, or even a modicum of respect.

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plansbandc  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:30:49am

re: #25 JOE 🥓

Or the women who will be killed and maimed because of it.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:31:02am

re: #24 jaunte

Remember this Pulpit Pimp was on the Federal Payroll when Shithead was in the Oval Office!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:32:07am

re: #29 JOE 🥓

Remember this Pulpit Pimp was on the Federal Payroll when Shithead was in the Oval Office!

The demon sperm lady was not an outlier.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:32:11am
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:32:17am

re: #29 JOE 🥓

Remember this Pulpit Pimp was on the Federal Payroll when Shithead was in the Oval Office!

AND note all the women in the front line responding to the Pulpit Pimp’s commands!

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:34:45am

re: #26 Charles Johnson

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What should be obvious by now that the filibuster exists for only one reason: So that conservative Dems have an excuse to avoid votes on bills that lack even a single Repub vote.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:36:19am

re: #33 Targetpractice

What should be obvious by now that the filibuster exists for only one reason: So that conservative Dems have an excuse to avoid votes on bills that lack even a single Repub vote.

So all the bills pretty much?

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:36:39am

re: #31 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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“We all hate Trump and think he was the worst president ever! 1/6 was an outrage! We all support raising the debt ceiling if it can be done secretly! We…we…you’re not going to print my name, right?”

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mmmirele  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:49:11am

Someone pointed out that today, October 22, is the 177th anniversary of the Great Disappointment, the belief that swept the settled US in the late 1830s and the first half of the 1840s. Basically, Baptist preacher taught that Jesus was going to come back, based on some formula he dug out of linking various Bible passages together.

Obviously, Jesus didn’t come back on October 22, 1844, and the Millerites first seemed doomed to the dustbin of history, but followers of this belief came up with ways to explain why it didn’t happen. Out of this came the Seventh Day Adventists and their many many offshoots, including the Waco Branch Davidians.

One could argue that other millenarian groups that set dates (e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses, Harold Camping, others too many to count) are offshoots of this Great Disappointment.

en.wikipedia.org

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:50:59am
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mmmirele  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:00:29pm

re: #28 plansbandc

Or the women who will be killed and maimed because of it.

I’ve already decided my public action (besides whatever I do to help women needing abortions, which may just be money, unless there is a need to drive women to California) is going to be bringing body bags to protest in front of the church near my house where the pastor wants to execute women who obtain abortions.

Oh yeah, guess who is now going to church there? RON WATKINS. Yes, THAT Ron Watkins.

The Mesa Pastor Who Inspired QAnon Promoter Ron Watkins’ Run For Congress

POLITICS

The Mesa Pastor Who Inspired QAnon Promoter Ron Watkins’ Run For Congress
KATYA SCHWENK OCTOBER 20, 2021 12:42PM

Jeff Durbin speaks at an anti-abortion rally in Oklahoma.
Jeff Durbin speaks at an anti-abortion rally in Oklahoma. via YouTube
If QAnon’s grip on the Arizona GOP wasn’t clear already, Ron Watkins made it so last week, when the Q figurehead announced that he is running for Congress in Arizona.

Watkins’ candidacy is far-fetched, to put it lightly; although he’s built a major following online, he has never held any kind of elected office, and it’s not clear if he’s ever lived in the state. But his campaign does appear to draw on local inspiration — from Jeff Durbin, an extremist pastor in Mesa who has built his church into a sprawling media organization and national anti-abortion lobbying group.

In Watkins’ initial video announcing his bid to unseat Democrat Tom O’Halleran (“the dirtiest Democrat in the D.C. swamp,” Watkins said), he cited a recent sermon that Durbin gave at Apologia Church in Mesa.

Durbin convinced him, Watkins said, “to double down with God as my compass to take this fight to the swamp of Washington D.C.”

*snip*

Durbin distanced himself from Watkins, however, when New Times inquired about his candidacy. Although Watkins has been attending sermons, Durbin says, “he is not a member of Apologia Church,” and, furthermore, the church, as a practice, would not endorse political candidates. As for QAnon, Durbin calls the movement “destructive and embarrassing.”

phoenixnewtimes.com

I think it might be time, now that the weather is better, to hit Apologia church for Sunday afternoon picketing. Not with body bags yet, but to point out that Ron Watkins ran a scam.

ETA and also to remind people that Jeff Durbin wants to murder women who have obtained abortions, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 32 million American women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:06:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:08:07pm
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:08:11pm

Oh, look, Twitter undid the stupid thing!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:09:52pm

re: #41 Dopamine Fish

Oh, look, Twitter undid the stupid thing!

YAY!!!

Great start to my weekend!

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:10:48pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

YAY!!!

Great start to my weekend!

Right?! When I saw they banned that account, I was like, you have got to be FREAKING kidding. Such a stupid move on their part (even though I know it was automated).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:21:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:23:59pm
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Nojay UK  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:26:54pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

The Constitution of the United States grants many of the powers of an absolute monarch to the President, a single individual — pardons, patronage, warmaking, immunity from prosecution etc. All democracies with a actual monarch as Head of State accord them no political powers and their own elected heads of government (Prime Ministers, Chancellors etc.) rule only at the behest of a political coalition which can and often does rein them in when they overstep their bounds.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:30:10pm

Well look who was just found GUILTY!

Rudy’s Buddy!

Rudy Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas found guilty on all counts

lawandcrime.com

The jury also convicted his co-defendant Andrey Kukushkin, whom prosecutors also accused of funneling oligarch Andrey Muraviev’s money into U.S. elections in order to facilitate their cannabis businesses. Jurors returned guilty verdicts on all charges of a six-count indictment.

A key figure in Donald Trump’s first impeachment in 2019, Parnas became a national figure after cooperating with Democratic-controlled House committees probing the former president’s dealings in Ukraine. Arrested two years ago with his reputed sidekick Igor Fruman, Parnas was the only one of the case’s four co-defendants to embark on a full court press counteroffensive dishing the then-Trump administration’s secrets in Ukraine, Venezuela and Turkey. His name was mentioned more than 100 times in the House impeachment report.

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aatharuv  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:41:10pm

re: #46 Nojay UK

The Constitution of the United States grants many of the powers of an absolute monarch to the President, a single individual — pardons, patronage, warmaking, immunity from prosecution etc. All democracies with a actual monarch as Head of State accord them no political powers and their own elected heads of government (Prime Ministers, Chancellors etc.) rule only at the behest of a political coalition which can and often does rein them in when they overstep their bounds.

This was by design. Alexander Hamilton explicitly wanted to make the President an elective King, and originally proposed _lifetime_ terms for the President, only removable by impeachment.

And in the actual constitution, war is supposed to be declared by Congress not by the President. The ability of Presidents to react to ongoing attacks and direct wars after Congress has declared wars has been twisted into effectively undeclared war by Presidents.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:41:38pm

re: #47 JOE 🥓

Well look who was just found GUILTY!

Rudy’s Buddy!

Rudy Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas found guilty on all counts

lawandcrime.com

The jury also convicted his co-defendant Andrey Kukushkin, whom prosecutors also accused of funneling oligarch Andrey Muraviev’s money into U.S. elections in order to facilitate their cannabis businesses. Jurors returned guilty verdicts on all charges of a six-count indictment.

A key figure in Donald Trump’s first impeachment in 2019, Parnas became a national figure after cooperating with Democratic-controlled House committees probing the former president’s dealings in Ukraine. Arrested two years ago with his reputed sidekick Igor Fruman, Parnas was the only one of the case’s four co-defendants to embark on a full court press counteroffensive dishing the then-Trump administration’s secrets in Ukraine, Venezuela and Turkey. His name was mentioned more than 100 times in the House impeachment report.

I can’t say that I expected cannabis businesses to be part of a Russian scheme to buy American politicians.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:44:27pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Another Trump henchman caught henching, another whining whimper about how it was all for laughs and they were never really serious about the henching.

I guess he just forgot to clarify that while he was helping to incite Trump’s mob on January 6.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:45:24pm

re: #46 Nojay UK

The Constitution of the United States grants many of the powers of an absolute monarch to the President, a single individual — pardons, patronage, warmaking, immunity from prosecution etc. All democracies with a actual monarch as Head of State accord them no political powers and their own elected heads of government (Prime Ministers, Chancellors etc.) rule only at the behest of a political coalition which can and often does rein them in when they overstep their bounds.

We tried the other way and found a president with no authority couldn’t govern. The immunity from prosecution while President is meant to deter political prosecution, but is meant to be balanced by impeachment and conviction. This still does not match a monarch who could only be removed by revolution.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:46:38pm

Woo Hoo! Welcome on the crazy ride!

Interesting thread.

If this is correct, we have lots of stuff coming in to the country. But it cannot get into or out of Long Beach port due to the complete foul up regarding containers.

1. The trucking trailers (container chassis) needed to haul full containers are tied up holding empty containers.

2. But the empty containers cannot be put on container ships. Because the container ships need to offload their filled containers. And there is no further space to store filled, or empty containers in the port.

3. But there aren’t any trucking trailers available to haul off the filled containers, because (see #1)

And, as part of tfg’s failed trade war, we have imposed a massive tariff on importing new trucking container chassis.

(The tweeter’s company Flexport) is a California based freight forwarding company.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:47:06pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:48:52pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:50:01pm

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

Oh my!

Daddy couldn’t get Matty Mattel off the hook?

What a shame!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:50:29pm

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

Because he didn’t pay his dues to the Bar, rather than because he’s totally unethical.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:50:43pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:51:25pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Another Trump henchman caught henching, another whining whimper about how it was all for laughs and they were never really serious about the henching.

Reminds me of the guy in the hot dog suit meme. “We’re just trying to find out who did this!”

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Teddy's Person  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:51:26pm

re: #52 ckkatz

Woo Hoo! Welcome on the crazy ride!

Interesting thread.

If this is correct, we have lots of stuff coming in to the country. But it cannot get into or out of Long Beach port due to the complete foul up regarding containers.

1. The trucking trailers (container chassis) needed to haul full containers are tied up holding empty containers.

2. But the empty containers cannot be put on container ships. Because the container ships need to offload their filled containers. And there is no further space to store filled, or empty containers in the port.

3. But there aren’t any trucking trailers available to haul off the filled containers, because (see #1)

And, as part of tfg’s failed trade war, we have imposed a massive tariff on importing new trucking container chassis.

(The tweeter’s company Flexport) is a California based freight forwarding company.

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A THREE hour tour. What could go wrong? //

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sagehen  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:53:23pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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Possibly.

Stephen Colbert is excited as all get-out about it, and he loves Dune almost as much as he loves Lord of the Rings. His advice is to see it first on a big screen, then watch it again on HBOmax.

He’s seen and been disappointed by the David Lynch version and the Sci-Fi miniseries, but he seems to think this is the one that did it right.

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bratwurst  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:56:43pm

I think we all knew the on set accidental shooting situation in New Mexico was going to result in much “right wing comedy”. Even so, I will never get over how sociopathic these people are.

If you hate Alec Baldwin so much you are willing to shit on a dead woman and her family, fuck you.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:57:40pm

re: #59 Teddy’s Person

A THREE hour tour. What could go wrong? //

Heh! I guess that someone could do a tv show on it. It being 2021, though, it would likely be true.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 12:58:02pm

re: #61 bratwurst

I think we all knew the on set accidental shooting situation in New Mexico was going to result in much “right wing comedy”. Even so, I will never get over how sociopathic these people are.

If you hate Alec Baldwin so much you are willing to shit on a dead woman and her family, fuck you.

That’s precisely what my Xtian relatives are doing on Facebook and Twitter….

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:03:26pm

re: #59 Teddy’s Person

A THREE hour tour. What could go wrong? //

Don’t ask me, Skipper.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:06:04pm

re: #63 JOE 🥓

That’s precisely what my Xtian relatives are doing on Facebook and Twitter….

For how else would we know that they were filled with the love of Jay-zuss?

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No Malarkey!  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:08:50pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:10:59pm

re: #24 jaunte

This crap is what destroyed my birth family. Hal Lindsay and his bunch of garbage started it and it went to total shit from there. I can’t forgive that. My mom has ptsd from childhood abuse from the Catholic Church and her parents and I think it made her vulnerable to a new “faith” with all the trappings to make everything everyone else’s fault. It’s also got a certain amount of feeling superior to others because they are chosen and safe and you aren’t. It’s gross and it pisses me off.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:11:35pm

re: #57 DodgerFan1988

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No Malarkey!  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:12:22pm
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:16:12pm

re: #69 No Malarkey!

Republicans will legally remove your right to be a human being, and they’ll celebrate doing it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:16:41pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:19:37pm

re: #67 A Mom Anon

This crap is what destroyed my birth family. Hal Lindsay and his bunch of garbage started it and it went to total shit from there. I can’t forgive that. My mom has ptsd from childhood abuse from the Catholic Church and her parents and I think it made her vulnerable to a new “faith” with all the trappings to make everything everyone else’s fault. It’s also got a certain amount of feeling superior to others because they are chosen and safe and you aren’t. It’s gross and it pisses me off.

Oh that smug arrogance that Jay-Zuss makes them the Chosen Ones really pisses me off when it comes to my brainwashed relatives!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:20:21pm

re: #69 No Malarkey!

Well why not? They’ve pretty much eliminated democratic representation and abortion. SCOTUS has done Jack to stop them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:26:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:27:56pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:28:26pm

re: #69 No Malarkey!

All things considered, Andrew Jackson should rank with Reagan and Ayn Rand as a present-day conservative icon. It might therefore be useful to remind them of what he said about the South Carolina Nullifiers:
“If one drop of blood be shed there in defiance of the laws of the United States, I shall hang the first man of them I can lay my hand on from the first tree I can reach.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:29:35pm
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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:31:46pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:36:25pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve had shingles.

I used to say that I would not wish it on my worst enemy…until I see how Republicans are hell bent on turning us into a fascist state.

John Eastman wouldn’t last 1 minute with a shingles attack.

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:37:42pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

It’s on max? So I don’t have to pay for it (other than what I pay already)? Cool. Buddy went to the theater and lasted 30 minutes.

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:38:47pm

re: #15 JOE 🥓

Eastman is a goddamned fucking liar. He wrote the plan. He was in Bannon’s war room. He committed sedition. Put him before the 1/6 Committee, then indict him on sedition charges and disbar him!

Eastman Insists He Def Doesn’t Believe Memo’s ‘Crazy’ Plots To Steal Election Were Real

BULLSHIT!

talkingpointsmemo.com

And DO NOT FORGET what that racist wrote alleging Kamala was ineligible to be Vice-President!

Did he sign it?

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:40:55pm

re: #18 jaunte

“…In a poll of restaurant workers from earlier this year, eight in 10 said that they had experienced hostile behavior from customers who didn’t want to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. About half said they were considering leaving their jobs, and of that group, four in 10 said this was because of customer hostility and harassment.

A survey of restaurant workers released in August yielded similar results - more than two-thirds said a key reason for the labor shortage was customer disrespect.”
news.yahoo.com

Like school board meetings
Easy targets

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:49:07pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:54:13pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

Waiting for the next revelation that shows how much Russian money is invested in Facebook…and Twitter…

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:55:38pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

I want to start a fight with Steve Bannon…tired of people telling me I look like him.

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Semper Fi  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:55:52pm

re: #84 JOE 🥓

Waiting for the next revelation that shows how much Russian money is invested in Facebook…and Twitter…

It wouldn’t hurt to take a look.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:56:55pm

re: #3 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I hope she’s not going to kill a possum! How does she have a dead possum just lying around? 😂

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:57:20pm

re: #70 jaunte

Republicans will legally remove your right to be a human being, and they’ll celebrate doing it.

The cruelty is the point (TM).

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:58:21pm

re: #73 Patricia Kayden

Well why not? They’ve pretty much eliminated democratic representation and abortion. SCOTUS has done Jack to stop them.

Except on rare occasions (and don’t forget they didn’t hear Trump suits to overthrow the election and they did right by the ACA), the current SCOTUS will do evil on almost all major cases. If only Thomas, Alito, and Kavanaugh could be struck by a bolt of lightning, or at least have federal charges that force them to depart the bench. Maybe Thomas involvement with his wife’s role on January 6? Kavanaugh with some financial irregularity? Alito because he is terrible beyond words, and maybe involvement with January 6?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 1:59:32pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

I hope she’s not going to kill a possum! How does she have a dead possum just lying around? 😂

check the roadsides…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:00:02pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:00:22pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

I hope she’s not going to kill a possum! How does she have a dead possum just lying around? 😂

Road kill?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:02:08pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

I hope she’s not going to kill a possum! How does she have a dead possum just lying around? 😂

Doesn’t everybody keep a few dead possums around for emergencies?

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:02:50pm

dangermom was 93 on wednesday
we’re celebrating tonight

taking over parmesan chicken along with rice and scallions

house is kinda smokey right now…

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:02:58pm

re: #85 darthstar

But does your liver look like it is trying to escape?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:03:15pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

It’s like I fucking said. The right wing noise machine makes a ton of money for these tech companies. They don’t want to kill their golden goose, so the rest of us have to put up with all the nazi assholes while the companies give us lip service about “trying to make the platform a safer place.”

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:04:12pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Doesn’t everybody keep a few dead possums around for emergencies?

I’m not sure they’re dead, but yes.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:04:21pm

re: #78 Belafon

Awwwww!! 😢

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:04:25pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Doesn’t everybody keep a few dead possums around for emergencies?

Just check to make sure they are actually dead. Possums are sneaky that way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:04:53pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Just check to make sure they are actually dead. Possums are sneaky that way.

it’s right there in the job description

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Ming5000  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:06:45pm

This got me…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:07:13pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:08:23pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s what I was worried about when my dog brought a dead possum into my house. Thankfully, it was dead. Terrifying times.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:08:24pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Doesn’t everybody keep a few dead possums around for emergencies?

Or revenge.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:08:49pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

or let Liz be tfg’s megaphone there

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:10:55pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

I hope she’s not going to kill a possum! How does she have a dead possum just lying around? 😂

Fuckin’ Terry again…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:14:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:18:13pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:19:25pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

So sad to hear this!! Way too young.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:20:20pm
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gwangung  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:24:02pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:24:28pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

On any of these, don’t be frustrated if all any of these people do is sit there and plead the 5th the whole time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:31:44pm

jeebus

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:33:44pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:34:49pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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I’m trying to find a rag to sop up the beer I just spewed laughing at that.

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A Cranky One  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:35:30pm

My brother in DC says he gets the same results when searching for Korean restaurants…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:40:35pm
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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:42:28pm

Project Stardust: A Photographer Scours Rooftops Across the Globe for Minuscule Cosmic Particles
thisiscolossal.com

According to Olso-based photographer and researcher Jon Larsen, the most exotic particles from across the universe are likely hiding in a rain gutter or scattered among debris on rooftops. Larsen, who works in the geosciences department at the University of Oslo, has been at the forefront of micrometeorite discovery since 2009 when “a shiny black dot suddenly appeared on my white veranda table while I was having strawberries for breakfast.”

The photos are fascinating: the burnt dot on the dust dot of unbelievably ancient particles blows my mind.

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A Cranky One  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:43:35pm

Yo queiro Taco Bell…

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:45:16pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And by the 1980s it became Nigel Tufnel.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:47:50pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:49:38pm

re: #111 gwangung

HOLY SHIT.

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Jay C  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:49:53pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

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This group? “The Losers”…..??

I hate to say it, but I recognize everyone there by sight, except for the guy with the beard standing at back.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:52:14pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

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Who is that guy between MTG & Matt Gaetz?

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Decatur Deb  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:53:05pm

For those watching the medical stats, have the reports of pumpkin-carving amputations started to come in yet?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:54:36pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meghan versus Drumpf.
Rooting for disabling injuries on both sides.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 2:54:59pm

From the Wiki:

The use of strikebreakers is a worldwide phenomenon; however, many countries have passed laws outlawing their use, as they undermine the collective bargaining process. As of 2002, strikebreakers were used far more frequently in the United States than in other industrialized countries.

America, FUCK YEAH!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:01:03pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

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The Fraudulent Five.

Like others here, I don’t recognize the guy standing next to MTG. Given his attire and his tattoos, he might not be a member of Congress.

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:01:55pm

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

And by the 1980s it became Nigel Tufnel.

Spiny Norman in the 70s

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:02:01pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:02:57pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:04:02pm

re: #123 Jay C

This group? “The Losers”…..??

I hate to say it, but I recognize everyone there by sight, except for the guy with the beard standing at back.

Let’s see. We have:
A.) One greasy spoon truck stop waitress
B.) Pink Yondu (” I’m Mary Poppins, y’all! “)
C.) One sleazy televangelist looking f*cker with a thing for the underaged.
D.) Edith Prickley ‘s daughter with slightly less tacky taste in clothing.
E.) A former Jeopardy producer auditioning to play Fonzie playing Professor X in “What If?”

We call them “The Aristocrats.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:04:17pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:05:34pm

re: #132 A Three Hour Tour

Changing the punch line to “The Aristocraps” is worth considering.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:08:03pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coke adds life … like vaccines.
It’s the real thing … like vaccines to Covid.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:16:02pm
Scientists at the University of Utah (UoU) and Spain’s Miguel Hernandez University have given artificial vision to a blind woman through a brain implant. Surgeons implanted the Utah Electrode Array (UEA) into Berna Gómez’s visual cortex; she wore eyeglasses with a video camera, and software encoded and transmitted the camera’s visual data to the UEA. The array stimulated neurons to generate phosphenes, seen as white points of light, to produce an image. Gómez successfully identified lines, shapes, and simple letters evoked by different stimulation patterns. UoU’s Dr. Eduardo Fernández said, “These results are very exciting because they demonstrate both safety and efficacy.” Fernández added, “We have taken a significant step forward, showing the potential of these types of devices to restore functional vision for people who have lost their vision.”

healthcare.utah.edu

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:23:12pm

re: #135 A Three Hour Tour

Coke adds life … like vaccines.
It’s the real thing … like vaccines to Covid.

Only if it’s imported from Mexico (Cane sugar, not that fructose crap).

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:27:31pm

re: #115 Barefoot Grin

I’m trying to find a rag to sop up the beer I just spewed laughing at that.

Freakin’ hat trick! There’s three fucks I don’t have to give:
Domenech
Trump
John McCain’s daughter.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:27:58pm

Coke sort of underwrote my education. Robert Woodruff donated tons of money to the school allowing for my financial aid (to some extent; I still had a $15K loan to pay). In return he made the school promise not to spend a cent on varsity sports.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:31:17pm

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

Coke sort of underwrote my education. Robert Woodruff donated tons of money to the school allowing for my financial aid (to some extent; I still had a $15K loan to pay). In return he made the school promise not to spend a cent on varsity sports.

Why the ban on use for sports?

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:33:20pm

re: #137 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Only if it’s imported from Mexico (Cane sugar, not that fructose crap).

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And sold in proper glass bottles. I need to get me an old-fashioned bottle opener.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:35:16pm

re: #141 A Three Hour Tour

And sold in proper glass bottles. I need to get me an old-fashioned bottle opener.

If it didn’t come from the soda fountain at the drug store, it’s newfangled junk.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:35:35pm

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

Why the ban on use for sports?

I don’t entirely recall. My recollection is that he came from a tough background, got into the school and saw lots of profligate behavior from his classmates that must have included obsession with sport, and then had to drop out. He later emerged as the key guy who took Coke global. I may have that wrong, but that’s my memory.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 3:36:49pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:00:28pm

I’m gonna say it
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KFC’s classic chicken sandwich is better than Popeyes
I can’t offer an opinion on either’s spicy version though.

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:00:38pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:06:39pm

Regarding the movie set gun incident, I’m not saying this happened but I am saying we need to let the investigators do their thing, before blaming anyone. Just my $.02.

en.m.wikipedia.org

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:09:10pm

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I agree.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:14:12pm

re: #142 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If it didn’t come from the soda fountain at the drug store, it’s newfangled junk.

If it doesn’t contain cocaine …

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steve_davis  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:22:17pm

My review of Dune: “Wait, come back! You’re like halfway through the book!” Oh, and now a google search reveals that was apparently part I. Thanks for nothing!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:22:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:25:25pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:26:13pm

re: #146 jaunte

That explains a few people that I know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:28:01pm
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:37:31pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:40:17pm

Dear Washington Post Toasties!

All you had to do was look at my brainwashed relative’s Facebook and Twitter posts from Election Day to 1/6 to see how Facebook and Twitter whipped up the suckers to participate in the failed coup!

washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:41:46pm

Toxic grifters sponsoring the Nashville conference:

“…The Bollingers and others were already in the business of selling vaccine disinformation before the coronavirus began its inexorable march across the globe. But the pandemic presented the couple and others a huge opportunity to expand their reach.

The Bollingers aligned themselves with right-wing supporters of former President Donald Trump — establishing a Super PAC to push what they call “medical freedom,” participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and promoting lies like the assertion that the election was stolen from Trump.
apnews.com

‘…”If we’re superspreaders, we’re superspreaders of the truth,” Charlene Bollinger says. “We have countless testimonies of people that are alive today because of our work, and this is straight from heaven. God has put us on this Earth for such a time as this.”

The Bollingers got their start by promoting unproven alternatives to chemotherapy. Then they cashed in on their DVDs that push falsehoods about vaccines.’

npr.org

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:45:38pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:47:56pm

re: #155 jaunte

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 4:59:19pm

re: #159 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Fine. If those Hate Radio Jackoffs want to get together and spread the Covid like their pal Praeger, let them. They want the Darwin treatment so bad well who am I to deny them?

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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:04:39pm

re: #160 JOE 🥓

Fine. If those Hate Radio Jackoffs want to get together and spread the Covid like their pal Praeger, let them. They want the Darwin treatment so bad well who am I to deny them?

They should just lock them in the conference room for 14 days and drop bags of Chik-fil-A through the ceiling.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:06:58pm

re: #161 darthstar

They should just lock them in the conference room for 14 days and drop bags of Chik-fil-A through the ceiling.

C’mon! Give them some variety! Add In-N-Out Burgers to the mix!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:12:23pm
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darthstar  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:13:26pm

It’s a good thing I got banned from Twitter a few months ago or I’d certainly get banned for going to every Republican and saying, “MATT GAETZ FUCKS CHILDREN AND YOU DEFEND HIM”…

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:18:47pm

A trove of internal documents turned over to the SEC provides new details of Facebook’s role in fomenting the storming of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Post reports.

“Facebook has never publicly disclosed what it knows about how its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, helped fuel that day’s mayhem. It rejected its own Oversight Board’s recommendation that it study how its policies contributed to the violence and has yet to fully comply with requests for data from the congressional commission investigating the events.”

“But thousands of pages of internal company documents disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission by the whistleblower Frances Haugen offer important new evidence of Facebook’s role in the events

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lawhawk  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:28:26pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Something like 40% or more of those here illegally are on visa overstays, not because they crossed the border.

You can’t stop visa overstays with a militarized border. In fact, the militarization of the border has caused more illegal immigration, not less. It means more people are stuck on both sides with hard choices in ability to get back and forth.

Visa overstays? Yeah, Congress could fix that with more immigration judges. Same with improving other immigration issues.

Want to deal with the border? Start with Congressional inaction.

Congress could have solved this years ago, but the GOP blocked it from enactment because they saw it as a wedge issue to keep in their hip pocket.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:29:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:31:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:36:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:39:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:39:58pm
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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:41:28pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

So what you’re saying is, the content these treasonweasels generate WOULD get them banned, if Facebook wasn’t playing favorites? That makes a lot of things make a lot more sense.

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lawhawk  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:46:22pm

re: #172 Dopamine Fish

It’s all about the eyeballs.

Facebook could have banned all of these people for TOS violations, but it would have put a crimp on their revenues, and that was more important than everything else.

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:48:29pm

re: #173 lawhawk

It’s all about the eyeballs.

Facebook could have banned all of these people for TOS violations, but it would have put a crimp on their revenues, and that was more important than everything else.

Yeah, the picture has become crystal clear for everybody now. I admit it took me a while to see it, but they’ve finally laid everything out in the open. They’re literally acting as right-wing media, favoring the partisan hacks, for no reason other than the outrage drives clicks and thus revenue. They let themselves become willing tools of radicalization and the destruction of civil discourse in this country out of greed. Fucking assholes. I hope they’re happy with their riches when they die.

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lawhawk  Oct 22, 2021 • 5:49:15pm

Not sure what everyone else’s experience with weighted blankets are, but I started using one this week, and have seen a marked difference and improvement in my sleep. Far less restless sleeping, and waking up more rested, which is a pretty impressive thing all things considered.

I got a 12 pound weight twin blanket, and the mrs has her own. We also have a regular comforter to go along with it.

Definitely not a fad. There’s definitely something to it.

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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:02:58pm

re: #174 Dopamine Fish

Yeah, the picture has become crystal clear for everybody now. I admit it took me a while to see it, but they’ve finally laid everything out in the open. They’re literally acting as right-wing media, favoring the partisan hacks, for no reason other than the outrage drives clicks and thus revenue. They let themselves become willing tools of radicalization and the destruction of civil discourse in this country out of greed. Fucking assholes. I hope they’re happy with their riches when they die.

My question is a ‘chicken or egg’ situation. Do right wing clicks actually create more revenue and thus get preferential treatment? Or are they getting more clicks because they’ve gotten privileged treatment and are basically promoted by the algorithm? I seem to remember some years back that even before it was apparent that social media was tapping into right-wing outrage that many Facebook execs were heavily pushing to promote conservative outlets above all else.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:05:29pm

re: #175 lawhawk

Not sure what everyone else’s experience with weighted blankets are, but I started using one this week, and have seen a marked difference and improvement in my sleep. Far less restless sleeping, and waking up more rested, which is a pretty impressive thing all things considered.

I got a 12 pound weight twin blanket, and the mrs has her own. We also have a regular comforter to go along with it.

Definitely not a fad. There’s definitely something to it.

My problems with it became obvious when you had to remove the outer liner and wash it and replace it of the inner liner. I can’t do that kind of complex maintenance. Otherwise, the weighted blanket idea is amazing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:07:31pm
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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:09:45pm

re: #174 Dopamine Fish

Yeah, the picture has become crystal clear for everybody now. I admit it took me a while to see it, but they’ve finally laid everything out in the open. They’re literally acting as right-wing media, favoring the partisan hacks, for no reason other than the outrage drives clicks and thus revenue. They let themselves become willing tools of radicalization and the destruction of civil discourse in this country out of greed. Fucking assholes. I hope they’re happy with their riches when they die.

You can’t take it with you

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:11:01pm

re: #179 Dangerman

You can’t take it with you

Precisely my point, my friend.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:12:03pm

niterz, lizardz!

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:13:29pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:15:06pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:17:24pm
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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:20:14pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:25:25pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:42:16pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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Two Dune related stories:

1. My sister told me this evening that her girl friend who has lived in Madrid since the 70’s saw the film with her husband in a Madrid theater back on Sept 29th and both of them loved it. Few customers were attending and all but one wore a mask.

2. An acquaintance who is currently visiting Dallas for a BBQ competition called earlier today and told me that a friend of his who lives in Waco rented out a movie theater there to show the film and he was joining him. My acquaintance then posted on FB tonight that he loved the movie. Full disclosure: He was a big fan of the original 1984 film .

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:43:10pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:46:48pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:52:14pm

Yes I expected to see this on Facebook…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 6:52:38pm

thread

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:02:50pm

re: #192 Dread Pirate Ron

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:03:10pm

Night Lizards. Movie night with my gal. Sleep well my friends.

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coin operated  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:06:23pm

re: #192 Dread Pirate Ron

That was a really good explainer. Thanks for posting!

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:07:05pm

re: #191 JOE 🥓

Yes I expected to see this on Facebook…

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Thats effed up.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:08:40pm

I love being able to post this at 33,000 ft…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:13:30pm
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plansbandc  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:16:31pm

re: #187 jaunte

One of my all-time favorite songs.

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plansbandc  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:18:07pm

Check out this ridiculously cute 3 month old Chiweenie.

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Dangerman  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:21:38pm

re: #197 Eric The Fruit Bat

I love being able to post this at 33,000 ft…

Yeah you seem taller…

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:23:51pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:49:59pm

So, it didn’t start when they complied with a directive to stop their perfectly serviceable cars for a red light? Or to use lights at night? Or to drive on the right hand side of the road? Just how goddamn stupid are these people? Since they are dying in wholesale lots over this bullshit, the answer to that is obvious.

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jaunte  Oct 22, 2021 • 7:56:30pm

re: #203 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:05:09pm

re: #182 jaunte

Does anyone here have a Facebook account they don’t mind being locked out of for a day? I’d like to know if this is true but I’m not willing to be locked out until Sunday night, because I don’t want to test if my Quest 2 is still functional during a timeout.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:07:01pm

re: #175 lawhawk

Not sure what everyone else’s experience with weighted blankets are, but I started using one this week, and have seen a marked difference and improvement in my sleep. Far less restless sleeping, and waking up more rested, which is a pretty impressive thing all things considered.

I got a 12 pound weight twin blanket, and the mrs has her own. We also have a regular comforter to go along with it.

Definitely not a fad. There’s definitely something to it.

I didn’t get one, but I have discovered i sleep better with an extra blanket on my legs for the weight.

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ipsos  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:08:51pm

re: #206 Belafon

I have 45 pounds of sleepy bed-hogging Brittany dog when I need weight on my legs at night…

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KingKenrod  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:11:47pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:21:01pm

re: #175 lawhawk

I’ve been using one for a couple of years now when my anxiety and panic disorder gets bad. They are amazing. I was very skeptical at first, but they were developed for autistic kids initially, and lots of parents swore by them. Best purchase I made for myself in years. The key is for the blanket to be no more than 10 percent of your body weight to be comfortable and for kids it’s a safety thing too.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:22:01pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:27:48pm

I had to pick up my wife’s prescription at the medical center today so I hopped into the flu shot room and got my first “old people’s” dose.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:40:09pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:43:27pm
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ozharas  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:47:11pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:52:46pm

My Astros are in the World Series again and the Yankees aren’t.

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JC1  Oct 22, 2021 • 8:53:37pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Just watched it at the movies. Not horrible, but needed to lose 20 minutes for the content it had.

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JC1  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:00:04pm

re: #84 JOE 🥓

Waiting for the next revelation that shows how much Russian money is invested in Facebook…and Twitter…

Doesn’t matter. It’s a public company now that’s printing money. FB’s biggest fear is losing eyeballs because the younger generation doesn’t think it’s cool. Second biggest fear is a US government crack down/break-up. They couldn’t care less about foreign money.

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JC1  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:01:34pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Could it have been sabotage by a unie?

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:06:33pm

re: #215 Ace Rothstein

My Astros are in the World Series again and the Yankees aren’t.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:07:06pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:10:23pm

I skied on Mon. Wed. and Fri. this week. All three days I both alpine skied and telemark skied. I can see myself getting into trouble on the Kästle piste skis I got, fuckers are Ferraris, capable of angled high speed turns with little to no chatter. I gotta watch myself on those.

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A Cranky One  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:14:07pm

re: #218 JC1

Could it have been sabotage by a unie?

That’s my fear. Not necessarily to cause harm but just to create issues. But the replacements were too incompetent or too lazy to do their jobs properly and so someone died.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:17:11pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

These are the skis I’m talking about. Got a great deal on them at the ski shop I used to work for. High performance machines, you have to fill them with premium. First pair of alpine skis I’ve owned in over a decade and a half.

Hey, if I’m getting back into something I haven’t been into in many years I might as well get the good shit.

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A Cranky One  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:22:10pm

Let me poke this thread.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:25:39pm

re: #214 ozharas
Thanks for letting me know about this! I suspect that this will not resolve the ongoing Charlie Foxtrot. But, hopefully it will help.

At least until some idiot finds out why there was a 2 container limit to stacking.

I recall seeing an estimate of how many millions of tons of shipping was sitting and waiting in front of Long Beach and it was huge! And, iirc, the thread estimated 500,000 containers waiting unloading.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:31:16pm

24 to 48 inches of snow possible on I-80 at Donner Pass.

Dude.

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A Cranky One  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:32:03pm

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:33:29pm

Most snow forecasts are “2 to 4 inches,” “4 to 8 inches,” I get excited when they bandy about the “8 to 16 inches.” “24 to 48” ???

Damn, dude.

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sagehen  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:34:32pm

re: #228 teleskiguy

Most snow forecasts are “2 to 4 inches,” “4 to 8 inches,” I get excited when they bandy about the “8 to 16 inches.” “24 to 48” ???

Damn, dude.

And at Donner Pass. Hmmm.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:36:38pm

re: #198 Dread Pirate Ron

LPR - Legal Permanent Residents

As you well know, the government loves itself a bunch of tla’s (Three Letter Acronyms).

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:36:39pm

re: #229 sagehen

And at Donner Pass. Hmmm.

NWS says stoopid heavy snow above 8,000 ft. So yeah, Donner Pass might just get deluged with rain.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:37:14pm

re: #229 sagehen

And at Donner Pass. Hmmm.

Food for thought….

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:39:44pm

Oh, it went over my head for a second. Donner Pass. Heavy snow. Didn’t make the connection there for a sec.

Who’s hungry?

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:40:18pm

~ bleah ~

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:44:48pm

re: #215 Ace Rothstein

My Astros are in the World Series again and the Yankees aren’t.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:49:58pm

re: #231 teleskiguy

NWS says stoopid heavy snow above 8,000 ft. So yeah, Donner Pass might just get deluged with rain.

The summit of Donner Pass is at 7,000 feet. So, we’ll see. I-80 has been closed off and on in and around Truckee for a couple of days.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 9:56:37pm

MSNBC’s Ari Melber had Historian Tim Snyder on Friday evening. Snyder studies how countries turn authoritarian.

Melber asked Snyder if Snyder thought it possible that the US might go down that path. Snyder replied that it is ongoing right now.

Snyder also mentioned “The Administrative State”, which he described as a Russian concept. Basically Snyder described it as the idea that voting was one thing. But that “The Administrative State” is what counts the votes and determines the vote results.

All I could think of was the Herodotus quote:

“The most hateful torment for men is to have knowledge of everything but power over nothing.”

(Basically, to know what is going to happen, but not to be able to do anything about.)

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:02:30pm

Glad to see Twitter come to its senses with DPRK News Service.

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:05:53pm

re: #236 teleskiguy

The summit of Donner Pass is at 7,000 feet. So, we’ll see. I-80 has been closed off and on in and around Truckee for a couple of days.

“They sing of Darcy Farrow where the Truckee runs down…”

John Denver - Darcy Farrow (from The Wildlife Concert)

Reportedly a true story.

Well, except that she didn’t fall off her pony, she was actually kicked in the head.

And that Vandemeer did not commit suicide. In fact he didn’t exist.

Because Darcy Farrow was 12 years old at the time. And actually she recovered.

By the way, her name was actually Darcy Gillette. And it probably did not happen in Nevada at all.

But other than that, it’s a true story.

en.wikipedia.org

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ckkatz  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:12:44pm

G’Night all, time for me to head to bed.

Let me leave you with this:

I had a Slovakian friend who was a sound engineer…
and a Czech one too, a Czech one too.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:19:09pm

Old primary school classmate (seriously, Autumn and I were classmates in like, the first grade) just got honored.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:19:54pm

re: #226 teleskiguy

24 to 48 inches of snow possible on I-80 at Donner Pass.

Dude.

I was snowshoeing at Echo Summit one winter and overnight we got 48” of snow. As we slept in the tent the snow buried it, as we moved we packed the snow above us. By morning we were trying to sleep under about 200 lbs of snow each. we had to swim through the snow to undo the tent tie-downs, it took 30 minutes to find our snowshoes, hiking out we sank 2 feet into the snow and each time we lifted our foot there was a foot of snow on our snowshoes. Finally we got to a road that was plowed the day before and was much easier to walk on. That’s the closest to death I’ve been. I caught my socks on fire in front of the fireplace at the tavern on the highway. My feet were frozen and I couldn’t feel the heat. took off my socks and I had ice between my toes.

So then we had to dig out the Suburban that had been buried from snowplow spray. We dug and dug this 8 foot mound of snow only to find out it was a Yugo, then we looked down the road to this 16 foot mound of snow. Yep, “mother fucker.” It took hours of digging and a $20 bill to the plowman to plow out in front so we had less to dig.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:25:39pm

re: #242 Dread Pirate Ron

It’s no wonder why The Donner Party was such a calamity, and still talked about 175 some odd years after it happened. They saw what you saw. You were prepared, in a different time, with roads and shit.

Glad you made it!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:40:44pm

I ordered a bike trunk bag. I dunno what carbon leather is but it gots it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:42:37pm

re: #244 Dread Pirate Ron

First off, YES it is leather. What our manufacturer has done is taken a nice supple hide and laminated a black nylon weave to the top that has a herringbone pattern that matches true carbon fiber. Why didn’t they use real carbon? Simple, when real carbon fiber was tried as a laminate, it had a tendency to fray and scuff. This eventually left it looking like an old sweater with those funky little fuzzy things all over it. The custom made black nylon doesn’t do that and holds up very well to constant use.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:54:25pm
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JOE 🥓  Oct 22, 2021 • 10:55:13pm

re: #246 Belafon

Oh that gasbag NEVER SHUTS THE FUCK UP!

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:04:31pm

And the cops get onto the woman for cussing:

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:09:23pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:10:38pm

re: #249 Belafon

How is this shit funny?

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:14:25pm

I guess my sense of humor is not up to speed.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:21:19pm

I’m fucking alone apparently, on the outside of an inside joke, I guess. Because every response to this tweet is people LOL’ing in approval.

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sagehen  Oct 22, 2021 • 11:34:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2021 • 12:06:07am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 1:02:07am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2021 • 1:28:29am

A new series on Apple TV, ‘Invasion’. Alien invasion, pretty weird. Three episodes posted.

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Moe Avattar  Oct 23, 2021 • 2:25:16am

re: #256 Dread Pirate Ron

Alien invasion? Better get out the Slim Whitman album!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2021 • 2:47:12am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2021 • 2:54:38am

We have two Great Horned Owls in the neighborhood again. The first I’ve heard in 18 months. I’ve thought of getting an owl box to put in on my side of the neighbor’s oak tree that is pushing down my fence.

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 2:58:33am

re: #252 teleskiguy

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I’m fucking alone apparently, on the outside of an inside joke, I guess. Because every response to this tweet is people LOL’ing in approval.

It’s a bad takeoff on an old blue joke.

Woman passes gynecologist on the street.
“Hi doc.”
“Oh are you a patient? I’m not good with faces”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 2:59:52am

re: #258 Dread Pirate Ron

Kills Martians every time.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:01:19am

re: #256 Dread Pirate Ron

A new series on Apple TV, ‘Invasion’. Alien invasion, pretty weird. Three episodes posted.

Is it along the kind of themes of, say, “V”?

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:05:02am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:06:25am

re: #262 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Is it along the kind of themes of, say, “V”?

It’s hard to tell so far. No sightings of aliens, just weird events like meteors hitting the ground, power outages, strange events…

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:12:10am

re: #225 ckkatz

At least until some idiot finds out why there was a 2 container limit to stacking.

There’s an old saying about red tape, that’s it’s red because it’s dyed in blood.

How strong are the pads the containers are being stacked on? Are they just compacted dirt or are they well-laid reinforced concrete, properly levelled? Are the pads strong enough to cope with a six-high stack of containers? Has the ground moved since it was laid out (and what happens if there’s an earthquake?)? Does the facility have mobile cranes that can safely lift containers to stack them six-high? Are the crane operators trained to do this safely while other people on the ground are moving around nearby?

I presume the six-high stack exemption will be limited to empty containers (which weigh about 2.5 tonnes each) just to get them out of the way for the moment. That is still risky but maybe the site operators won’t end up killing or crippling a bunch of people. Maybe.

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:12:34am

He’s right

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:16:21am

re: #264 Dread Pirate Ron

Well, it’s being trashed on IMDB, but the whiners appear to be the usual incels in pain about “PC”.

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:18:15am

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No Malarkey!  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:19:20am

re: #263 Dangerman

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:21:49am

So, I had a dream the other night. Rush Limbaugh was there, and he had been nominated to sit on the USSC.

I hope this is not foreshadowing the next nominee for the court.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:22:10am

Troubled have been my dreams of late.

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:23:25am
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No Malarkey!  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:26:12am

re: #270 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So, I had a dream the other night. Rush Limbaugh was there, and he had been nominated to sit on the USSC.

I hope this is not foreshadowing the next nominee for the court.

Depends on whether or not Breyer retires before the midterms, or if he decides to cling to office until he dies while the GOP controls the Senate.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:44:16am

There is no downside to anti-vaxxer public employees quitting instead of getting vaccinated.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2021 • 3:58:06am

re: #274 No Malarkey!

There is no downside to anti-vaxxer public employees quitting instead of getting vaccinated.

And the no-vaccine service industry places that still want to pay garbage wages will get plenty of “I resigned due to principles” applicants!
///

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:01:30am

L OH L

Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon’s open-source license with botched social network launch (The Register)

Golf enthusiast given 30 days to cough up code

A Florida man has been accused of breaking the copyleft license of Mastodon by running an online instance of the software without providing its source code as required.

And not only that, the real-estate baron and wannabe tech tycoon has been told he has a month to fall in line with the fine print or put himself potentially at risk further action.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:22:45am

re: #225 ckkatz

At least until some idiot finds out why there was a 2 container limit to stacking.

According to Long Beach, it was to prevent things like blocking the view of the area, not anything to do with safety.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:25:01am
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Ming5000  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:30:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:32:08am
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Less than a week after Gov. Pete Ricketts said there weren’t enough votes to call a special session of the Unicameral to discuss vaccination mandates, 26 Nebraska state senators are doing just that.

State Sen. Ben Hansen and Robert Clements sent an email to their fellow senators asking them to support legislation banning government and educational entities in Nebraska from installing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A similar ban signed into law in Iowa has prompted an ongoing legal battle with the ACLU of Iowa and a mother in Council Bluffs.

The Nebraska state senators, who are looking for enough support to call a special legislative session, say their goal is to protect workers from losing their jobs over such mandates.

State Sen. Carol Blood, who announced last month that she would seek the Democratic nomination for governor, responded to the request asking that the senators also remove the legislation that makes Nebraska an “at-will” employment state.

“You can’t cherry-pick which part of that policy you want to honor and which part you don’t. If you are concerned about workers’ rights, you must be concerned about all of their rights including protecting LGBTQ rights.”
State Sen. Carol Blood

(more at WOWT-TV, Omaha)

Nebraska senators looking for special session on COVID-19 vaccine mandates

My state senator (Steve Erdman, District 47) is one of those who signed this crap letter for a special session. Twenty-six senators have signed it; it takes thirty-three to call a special session.

This crap is in the letter:

We want to be clear in the intent of calling this special session. It is not to affect mask mandates, question the science of vaccines, prevent schools from mandating current vaccinations to attend K-12 school, support the effectiveness of alternative treatments, say whether vaccines in general are good or bad or to consider any other non-relevant topics. It is solely to discuss and adopt legislation to prohibit employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines and legislation to prohibit governmental and/or educational entities from mandating COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of receiving services.

If you want to ban vaccination mandates, you are questioning the science of vaccines. The Republican senators are lying to themselves as well as the public.

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William Lewis  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:41:25am

re: #279 Ming5000

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Excellent thread, thank you for posting it.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:44:09am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:47:18am

re: #246 Belafon

Candace Owens says she was victimized yesterday by a twitter/media conspiracy because we are so “fearful of an awakening” that her “very powerful monologue” would’ve created, that we sabotaged her credibility by only reporting the part about invading Australia

Granted, there are plenty of cases where quotes are taken out of context, but I can hardly think of a context where advocating that we invade Australia is not bugnutz fuggin’ crayzee…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 4:50:21am

A firestorm ignited across the state, as the governor tries to mess with Nebraska’s socialist electric system.

Obscure state board seeks more authority over Nebraska public power districts (Omaha World-Herald)

TL;DR:

The board in question is the Nebraska Power Review Board, which has five members all appointed by the governor. Its purpose is to approve or deny the construction of new power plants, and decommissioning existing ones (such as coal-fired plants).

Public Power Districts have been moving away constructing new plants, in favour of buying electricity from privately-owend wind farms. Such contracts are not subject to the Power Review Board.

The leader of the board thinks it should extend its authority over those contracts.

The leader of the association representing all the public power districts, plus the elected heads of Omaha and Panhandle Public Power Districts, along with the Sierra Club, think this is a power-grab to take away local elected boards’ decision-making ability on where public power districts obtain their power (particularly wind, which is practically non-existent in Nebraska /s). To environmentalists, this looks like Pete Ricketts trying to promote coal and natural gas over wind.

The Power Review Board leader says they are concerned that by entering into such contracts, the public power districts could run into problems like Texas and Oklahoma faced over the bitter cold last winter. The difference is our public power districts actually winterise equipment; as it turns out, it occassionally gets cold here.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:17:27am
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William Lewis  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:18:14am

Meant to post this last evening, but you know how it goes. Friday night fish fry is a staple around here. Some are fancy. Most are not… Fried walleye and fries.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:28:03am

The Nebraska Panhandle Tropical Update:

Hurricane Rick has formed from the tropical wave which was off the southern coast of Mexico. Rick is expected to rapidly intensify to a major hurricane, and hurricane and tropical storm watches are in effect.

LOCATION…14.3N 101.5W
ABOUT 235 MI…380 KM S OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO
ABOUT 375 MI…600 KM SSE OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.23 INCHES

The storm will plough through central Mexico, becoming an extra-tropical depression as it approaches the Texas Big Bend area.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:31:57am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:34:18am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

it should move to block trade between England and Northern Ireland…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:36:47am

re: #289 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it should move to block trade between England and Northern Ireland…

The EU can enter into a mutual defence treaty with the DPRK.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:37:46am

I’m surprised that after Twitter’s ill-advised attempt to nuke the DPRK News Service account, they didn’t nuke Nihilist Arby’s.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:41:08am

Conservative self-own turns into an attack on “leftist media hating God”

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:41:35am

re: #281 William Lewis

Excellent thread, thank you for posting it.

Indeed. Being fair, balanced and neutral means telling the truth about people. You can say that Kamala Harris is a Jamaican-Indian graduate of Howard, and that Trump is a person whose dad gave him 430 million dollars through schemes to avoid taxes.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:43:53am
OAN Loses Appeal Against Rachel Maddow, Must Pay MSNBC at Least $250,000

Is AT&T going to pay the judgement?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:45:29am
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:46:21am

Can someone explain to me what this “Let’s go, Brandon” thing is all about. It’s some kind of insult created by “clever” right-wingers but I have no what it means.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:48:45am

re: #296 Ace Rothstein

Can someone explain to me what this “Let’s go, Brandon” thing is all about. It’s some kind of insult created by “clever” right-wingers but I have no what it means.

At a NASCAR event, people started chanting “Fuck Joe Biden” because, assholes. Some announcer claimed the crowd was saying “Let’s Go Brandon!” Still, assholes.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:49:15am

re: #297 BlueSpotinAL

So clever!!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2021 • 5:55:11am

I’m going to stagger off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:06:54am

I was just reading the Asahi newspaper and saw that Japanese toilet maker Toto has proclaimed Nov. 10 as “Good Toilet” day (there’s a way that the numbers 11/10 can be read/said as “good toilet” in Japanese). Then they held a kind of haiku contest (technically, these humorous poems are called senryū).They’ve partnered with a toilet paper maker to print the winning poems on toilet paper with entries that can be translated like:

Got out of the bath
Then I had to take a dump
I feel so wronged

(better in the original Japanese)

Anyway, I want toilet paper with funny haiku.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:10:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:13:25am
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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:14:35am

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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:19:34am

Good morning!

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:39:43am

Heh…Trump’s new social media site is copy/paste code from Mastodon.

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:42:28am

re: #305 darthstar

Heh…Trump’s new social media site is copy/paste code from Mastodon.

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Holy hell…

Mastodon founder and lead developer Eugen Rochko told Vice that based on the screenshots he’s seen floating around social media, Truth Social “absolutely is based on Mastodon”—and its claims to be based on proprietary software when it really isn’t would amount to “a license violation.” He even discovered another smoking gun—a 404 page using Mastodon’s mascot.

Rochko told Talking Points Memo that he is seeking legal counsel on the matter. If he does sue, Trump wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. Claiming that his site’s code is proprietary despite overwhelming evidence that it isn’t? Did he seriously think no one would sniff this out? Suffice to say that if Rochko does take Trump to court, he could really draw blood.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:44:46am

re: #253 sagehen

Someone in the replies was all like “this way they don’t have to pay a good salary.”

So I went and look the salaries up:

The average estimated annual salary, including base and bonus, at Spanx is $112,451, or $54 per hour, while the estimated median salary is $112,461, or $54 per hour.

At Spanx, the highest paid job is a General Counsel at $220,438 annually and the lowest is an Admin Assistant at $45,227 annually. Average Spanx salaries by department include: Marketing at $102,475, Business Development at $96,175, Legal at $220,438, and Admin at $53,026. Half of Spanx salaries are above $112,461.

comparably.com

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:51:00am

re: #306 darthstar

Holy hell…

And in a later posting it was noted that…
“MindMatter mentioned in the comments that Trump could face another potential headache. If the SPAC’s investors were told the software was proprietary rather than a Mastodon fork, that’s securities fraud.”

Little Donnie from Queens doing what he does best, ripping people off and soon to be blaming someone else for it.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2021 • 6:59:10am

re: #306 darthstar

Holy hell…

Will probably sue and find that he is suing an empty shell since Trump and friends have already taken the cash and run. Some poor Trump besotted slob will be left holding the bag, but it won’t be Trump himself.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:00:12am

re: #270 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So, I had a dream the other night. Rush Limbaugh was there, and he had been nominated to sit on the USSC.

I hope this is not foreshadowing the next nominee for the court.

Hopefully there will be several (now GOP) seats for Biden to fill. Because the only way the next nominee will be a Limbaugh clone is if the next vacancy happens during a GOP presidency (or a Biden presidency when McConnell is Majority Leader)

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:03:46am

Checking on Rush’s status…still dead.

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:06:03am

re: #308 The Squire of Logos

And in a later posting it was noted that…
“MindMatter mentioned in the comments that Trump could face another potential headache. If the SPAC’s investors were told the software was proprietary rather than a Mastodon fork, that’s securities fraud.”

Little Donnie from Queens doing what he does best, ripping people off and soon to be blaming someone else for it.

Investors? Trump will make them ‘owners’ so they’re liable for the legal defense bills.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:07:33am

re: #312 darthstar

Investors? Trump will make them ‘owners’ so they’re liable for the legal defense bills.

Trumps initial blunder here was founding a publicly traded company instead of a privately owned one. He seems to be unaware that different and more stringent rules apply.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:10:15am

My Saturday gift to you all:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:10:53am

re: #291 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m surprised that after Twitter’s ill-advised attempt to nuke the DPRK News Service account, they didn’t nuke Nihilist Arby’s.

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They weren’t attacking any particular individual or group of people. And they don’t need to add “parody” when “nihilist” is part of their official name.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:11:06am

re: #250 teleskiguy

How is this shit funny?

IMHO, it’s not*. It’s an attack on her as a woman. Misogynistic is about the best you can say about it. It’s nothing more than slut shaming. And yes, I despise this woman and what she represents. She is nothing more than a lying a Do as I say, Not as I do hypocrite. In other words, a rethuglican. Attack her as such

*Just my 2 cents as a somewhat newly minted Tans-Woman.

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:16:12am

re: #313 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trumps initial blunder here was founding a publicly traded company instead of a privately owned one. He seems to be unaware that different and more stringent rules apply.

Or oblivious to the fact that the rules apply at all. I wonder whose idea this venture was, and who orchestrated it? Granted, his name is on it, but aside from talking about how much money he was going to get over a syrup soaked plate of French Toast at Mar a Lago, I don’t think he was involved one bit. Maybe Don Jr. or Eric?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:16:16am

re: #304 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:19:29am

re: #306 darthstar

Holy hell…

DT wouldn’t know source code from sonnets and he tends to hire people as competent and knowledgeable as he is, so I’m not surprised..

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:24:18am

re: #313 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trumps initial blunder here was founding a publicly traded company instead of a privately owned one. He seems to be unaware that different and more stringent rules apply.

Doesn’t it have to be public for there to be real money in the venture? All that really interests Trump is wealth (and fame).

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:25:09am

re: #276 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

L OH L

Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon’s open-source license with botched social network launch (The Register)

Golf enthusiast given 30 days to cough up code

(more)

The open source people have to do this or the licenses become meaningless.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:27:47am

re: #307 Belafon

Wonder what the people who actually make the products get paid? I found one source that says everything is made in the US, and another saying they only make the cotton crotches sewn into the garments here, the rest is made in as many as 15 different countries.

I think what she did was a cool thing for her employees here, and goodness knows she can afford it, but if she’s using sweatshops to make her money, enabling her to pay the white collar folks a living wage, that’s pretty shitty.

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:27:58am

From Eric Alper: “You may be cool, but you’re not Jimi Hendrix wearing a suit that matches the drapes, carpet and phone cool.”

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:28:08am

re: #279 Ming5000

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The Warren picture?! Warren should show up and talk about Harris’s work.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:30:03am

Oh, bugger.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.

Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges.

In a joint statement on Oct. 18, the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and the United States called for a just and speedy resolution to Kavala’s case. They were summoned by the foreign ministry, which called the statement irresponsible.

reuters.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:31:18am

re: #325 Dr Lizardo

Oh, bugger.

reuters.com

Ol’ Tayyippy-ay-ay is really coming unhinged lately, having recently fired his Finance minister as well

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:38:28am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ol’ Tayyippy-ay-ay is really coming unhinged lately, having recently fired his Finance minister as well

Becoming unhinged or just further centralizing his power?

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:38:57am

re: #276 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

L OH L

Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon’s open-source license with botched social network launch (The Register)

Golf enthusiast given 30 days to cough up code

(more)

I love how they never mention his name.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:39:36am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ol’ Tayyippy-ay-ay is really coming unhinged lately, having recently fired his Finance minister as well

Yeah, Turkish students of mine have been complaining about that ever-sinking Turkish Lira.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:42:15am

re: #327 Hecuba’s daughter

Becoming unhinged or just further centralizing his power?

centralizing his power in an unhinged way

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:47:24am

Were there ever any consequences for the Turkish thugs who beat up protesters in DC?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:51:57am

re: #331 Barefoot Grin

Were there ever any consequences for the Turkish thugs who beat up protesters in DC?

A similar incident let to mass protests in German in the late 60’s, pretty much sparking the student movement there.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:51:58am

They won’t stop normalizing fascists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:54:18am

re: #333 JOE 🥓

They won’t stop normalizing fascists.

because there have to be GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES or they will lose half their audience

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 7:55:37am

re: #333 JOE 🥓

They won’t stop normalizing fascists.

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Jim Banks has been lying - on official letterhead - about being part of the Jan 6 subcommittee to get information to sabotage the committee.

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JC1  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:03:35am

re: #320 Hecuba’s daughter

Doesn’t it have to be public for there to be real money in the venture? All that really interests Trump is wealth (and fame).

Public in the sense of being traded on stock exchanges. There are companies valued at 100+ billions that are still privately held (not traded on stock exchanges), even though they have many investors. For example, SpaceX is still privately held, as is Mars Inc (makers of various candy bars and treats).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:11:18am

re: #336 JC1

Public in the sense of being traded on stock exchanges. There are companies valued at 100+ billions that are still privately held (not traded on stock exchanges), even though they have many investors. For example, SpaceX is still privately held, as is Mars Inc (makers of various candy bars and treats).

And those privately held companies are subject to less scrutiny and require less transparency. This was Trump’s own fault for being lured into “easy money”.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:12:36am

Good morning Lizards,

Wondering if the Baldwin shooting happened at a school if the media would be as frenzied at trying to find a way to make sure it never happened again?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:15:34am

re: #338 b.d. (The war is over)

Good morning Lizards,

Wondering if the Baldwin shooting happened at a school if the media would be as frenzied at trying to find a way to make sure it never happened again?

Mass shooters don’t come into schools with blank guns and “accidentally” shoot anyone…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:16:34am

re: #338 b.d. (The war is over)

Good morning Lizards,

Wondering if the Baldwin shooting happened at a school if the media would be as frenzied at trying to find a way to make sure it never happened again?

You can’t switch to CGI to stop school shootings. This is an easily solvable problem, so people want it solved.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:19:07am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mass shooters don’t come into schools with blank guns and “accidentally” shoot anyone…

Mass shooters aren’t people that make fun of Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:20:46am

re: #341 Belafon

Mass shooters aren’t people that make fun of Trump.

Trump supporters are the ones who insist that school shootings are the price we pay to maintain a vital God-given right.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:22:33am

re: #340 Punish Domestic Terrorists

You can’t switch to CGI to stop school shootings. This is an easily solvable problem, so people want it solved.

Real guns kill thousands of Americans a year = shrug
Fake guns kill one person every other decade = ACTION NOW!!!!!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 23, 2021 • 8:57:09am

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:01:42am

re: #311 darthstar

Checking on Rush’s status…still dead.

Good.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:05:06am

Asshole Robin Bullock makes another appearance on Pulpit Pimp Theater!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:21:37am

re: #346 JOE 🥓

Asshole Robin Bullock makes another appearance on Pulpit Pimp Theater!

You can never be too crayzee in post-Trump America

and even when they seem to turn on each other, it somehow only ramps up the ambient level of acceptable crayzee

a truly scayree phenomenon

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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:22:42am

It was a coup:

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teleskiguy  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:35:46am

I don’t want to be a part of a community that stoops to the level of my evil congresswoman.

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:40:14am

re: #344 JOE 🥓

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Heh.
So what are those little orange guys?
Carolina Reapers??
🌶🌶🌶🌶

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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:42:43am
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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:43:14am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:47:41am

re: #349 teleskiguy

Hey at least she’s open about it. My Congress jackass is Barry Loudermilk. Every damned day he sends out a “survey” with such bullshit questions I can’t even. The abortion one has questions like:

Do you believe abortion is ok to choose the sex of your child?

Do you think it’s ok to abort a baby with Downs Syndrome?

Do you think it’s ok to abort a baby right up to the day of birth?

Etc and so on. But if you try to call them to talk about an actual issue you need help with? Either no one answers the phone or if they do they act bored as fuck with your piddling issues. He’s never on tv though, at least not that often, I bet most people around here don’t even know his name, even if they voted for him. They vote for the R after his name, nothing else matters except sticking it to the libs.

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sagehen  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:47:49am
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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:52:40am

re: #350 Jay C

Heh.
So what are those little orange guys?
Carolina Reapers??
🌶🌶🌶🌶

They are cat anemones, felines often used them for protection from predators.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2021 • 9:54:15am

re: #229 sagehen

And at Donner Pass. Hmmm.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:07:08am

re: #229 sagehen

And at Donner Pass. Hmmm.

Best advice for travelling that Pass?

“Pack a lunch”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:08:37am
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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:09:12am
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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:09:34am
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jaunte  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:10:46am
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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:17:57am

Apparently time for the harbor salmon run - local fishing group has been releasing bream into the harbor for several years and now we get regular ‘spawns’ into the harbor 3 years after each release. Also a lot more sea lions hanging around as the fish are corraled.

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darthstar  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:19:14am

re: #362 darthstar

The guys on the step ladders are basically trying to snag salmon as they watch their hook and red bead for a shadow going over it…if they’re lucky and hook it in the mouth it counts as a legal catch.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:20:28am

No new posts in almost 24 hours?

Anyone checked on Charles?

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JOE 🥓  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:25:54am

re: #355 jeffreyw

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They are cat anemones, felines often used them for protection from predators.

NO! Who would put Kitty smack dab in a reaper plant?

That’s cruel for Kitty!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:27:50am
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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:29:18am

re: #365 JOE 🥓

NO! Who would put Kitty smack dab in a reaper plant?

That’s cruel for Kitty!

Some like it hot!

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:30:34am

re: #365 JOE 🥓

NO! Who would put Kitty smack dab in a reaper plant?

That’s cruel for Kitty!

That seems to assume that the cat did not choose to put itself there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:35:41am

re: #361 jaunte

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:39:16am

re: #336 JC1

Public in the sense of being traded on stock exchanges. There are companies valued at 100+ billions that are still privately held (not traded on stock exchanges), even though they have many investors. For example, SpaceX is still privately held, as is Mars Inc (makers of various candy bars and treats).

One of my nephews worked for Cargill for several years, another large successful family held business. But if you are in it for quick bucks, rather than spending years — or decades — investing in and developing a real business, don’t you need a publicly traded company?

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:42:17am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mass shooters don’t come into schools with blank guns and “accidentally” shoot anyone…

True
and not the same Though there are stories of police officers doing safety demos in schools and “accidentally” discharging

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:49:38am

re: #357 Jay C

Best advice for travelling that Pass?

“Pack a lunch”

Bring a “friend”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:49:47am
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:51:42am

So now I am officially trained for Nov 2nd General Election Day. And for that I had to take a bus to a training center. I do not understand why they love this location. It is accessible by public transit (barely) and it does have parking (terraced) and it is supposed to be accessible to the handicapped (I think it is some sort of zig-zagged pathway). I still prefer the old location because all I had to do was walk one mile to get there.

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wrenchwench  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:53:32am

re: #372 Dangerman

Bring a “friend”?

In 1972, my family was driving to IL from CA. We picked up hitchhikers. We had hitchhikers for lunch at Donner Pass.

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:54:51am

re: #375 wrenchwench

In 1972, my family was driving to IL from CA. We picked up hitchhikers. We had hitchhikers for lunch at Donner Pass.

+1

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:55:01am

re: #375 wrenchwench

That can be taken both ways. ;)

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wrenchwench  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:55:33am

re: #376 Dangerman

+1

Actually, -2.

//

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Dangerman  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:56:30am

re: #378 wrenchwench

Actually, -2.

//

;-)

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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2021 • 10:56:39am

re: #375 wrenchwench

In 1972, my family was driving to IL from CA. We picked up hitchhikers. We had hitchhikers for lunch at Donner Pass.

Were they seasoned travelers?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:05:02am

Uh oh….

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:08:25am

re: #381 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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wrenchwench  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:10:13am

re: #364 Eclectic Cyborg

No new posts in almost 24 hours?

Anyone checked on Charles?

An upding has been spotted.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:10:44am

re: #375 wrenchwench

In 1972, my family was driving to IL from CA. We picked up hitchhikers. We had hitchhikers for lunch at Donner Pass.

I bet they were delicious.

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:12:48am

re: #380 jeffreyw

Were they seasoned travelers?

Or just kinda jerky??

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:14:55am

re: #351 jaunte

From the article:

A participant on the call, Michigan state Sen. Ed McBroom (R), recalled listening as Trump, Giuliani, Eastman and others described the power state legislators have over the certification of electors. “I didn’t need any convincing about our plenary powers,” McBroom told The Post. “I was listening to hear whether they had any evidence to substantiate claims” of significant voter fraud that could change the results in Michigan. The callers did not provide additional information, he said, and he did not support a delay in the electoral vote count.

As we know, the GOP usually projects their crimes onto others. So my question, is it possible that the Trump consiglieres were confident about stealing because they did in fact “steal” many votes, perhaps enough to affect the outcome in other races? Most of the cases brought to light were one-off situations but a sufficient number of these can change results. Let’s never forget the 2018 North Carolina election fraud case in a Congressional race.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:15:18am

re: #381 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:17:21am

re: #386 Hecuba’s daughter

From the article:

As we know, the GOP usually projects their crimes onto others. So my question, is it possible that the Trump consiglieres were confident about stealing because they did in fact “steal” many votes, perhaps enough to affect the outcome in other races? Most of the cases brought to light were one-off situations but a sufficient number of these can change results. Let’s never forget the 2018 North Carolina election fraud case in a Congressional race.

There isn’t really enough evidence to support that. I strongly suspect that they tried, or made plans to try, but I have little doubt that we would have seen abundant evidence of large-scale voter fraud from pissed-off Democrats if they had actually gone through with it.

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wrenchwench  Oct 23, 2021 • 11:21:15am

On the trip back to CA from IL, we picked up a pair of young men traveling to San Francisco from their native Montana. We had them with us for a whole day, then spent the night at a roadside rest stop, camped separately. They got up early but were still on the on-ramp when we got all packed up to leave. We picked them up again. Seven kids, 16 yrs. and younger, plus a dog. Mom at the wheel. Camped at another rest stop the next night. They were up VERY early, and politely turned down a third day with us. Wade and Byron. I hope they enjoyed SF.


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First Confirmed US Case of Omicron Coronavirus Variant Detected in California California has an immense economic presence, Being one edge of the Pacific Rim brings great opportunities. And great peril sometimes. This time, the offshore pest is another kind of COVID. Omicron. In a White House news briefing, Dr. Anthony ...
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