Stories, Feat. The Incredible Lawrence Siblings: “That Thing You Do”

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Wow. Here’s an amazing version of a song you may have heard before, but definitely not like this! This sister-brother duo is spectacular.

Lawrence stopped by the stories studio to give their stripped-down version of “That Thing You Do” from the Tom Hanks classic.

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CREDITS
Vocals: Gracie Lawrence
Vocals & Wurlitzer: Clyde Lawrence

Executive Producer: Seth Kaplan
Recording Engineer: Justin Glasco
Mixing/Mastering: Justin Glasco
DP: Dijon Herron
Editor: Adam Kritzberg

Produced By Ryan Lerman
Recorded Live at Scary Pockets HQ in Highland Park, CA

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1
darthstar  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:16:32pm

Okay…this made me laugh.

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darthstar  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:18:54pm

Yes, I’m stealing random memes from facebook…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:19:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:20:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:24:20pm
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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:25:40pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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SPLITTER!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:26:07pm

O_o

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:29:57pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:40:25pm

Trivial mistake, not checking a quotation.

Fuck it

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Jay C  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:43:07pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Paul Gosar is a member of the House of Representatives, not a Senator, but yeah: Ted Lieu is right - this shit ought to be unacceptable

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:43:23pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:43:24pm

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The senator may not know this but his Kremlin friends certainly do: In the 1970s, Big Bird was a mighty force against communism.
KH-9 Hexagon

Don’t know whether the avian muppet inspired the sat’s nickname, but the muppet did come first (1969 vs. 1971)

Gosar is a Congressman not a Senator.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:51:53pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:53:44pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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In a nutshell.

(So, basically, a nut. But I digress.)

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:56:24pm

Totally woke:

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 5:58:28pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:00:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:05:41pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:07:24pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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*trapdoor opens up underneath a boorishly laughing Paul Gozar, dropping him into the abyss*

“I can’t stand a man who laughs at his own jokes.” - - Desslok of Gamilon.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:07:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:09:45pm
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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:23:33pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Garland is derelict in his duty.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:28:35pm

Name ‘a group of complete idiots’: California school investigating controversial question on history quiz

ROCKLIN, Calif. (KTXL) — A California high school is investigating after a screenshot surfaced of a controversial question that parents said was included in a history quiz.

Whitney High School, located in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin, released a statement Saturday saying it would investigate the quiz.

The question supposedly asked respondents to identify “a group of complete idiots.” The options shown were the “KKK,” “all of Florida,” “FOX news,” and “Texans.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:30:29pm

Thing you may not have known and may wish you never had:

Japanese Placenta Magic

..

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:30:48pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Name ‘a group of complete idiots’: California school investigating controversial question on history quiz

the correct answer is “All of the above”

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:34:25pm
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jeffreyw  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:35:25pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:36:42pm

re: #27 jeffreyw

yes that did make me salivate like a Pavlov dog

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:38:01pm
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jeffreyw  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:39:33pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

yes that did make me salivate like a Pavlov dog

Batter was made with diet mountain dew so it has to be good for you.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:41:05pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:41:26pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

Often here I have whined about the lack of ideological exposition from Democratic leaders.

Let me explain “ideological” - a set of ideas that form a worldview by which people can weigh choices and decisions.

I don’t want ranting ideologues.

But we do need leaders who can clearly articulate an ideology for America in the 21st century.

And what this does not mean is just empty praise and pablum.

We need leaders who will argue for why we need to adhere to certain ideas, or throw other ideas to the wayside.

I would love for Biden to be able to give a short (10 minute) speech on why democracy is preferable over a strong-man, on why democracy means helping people to vote, not trying to hinder people from voting.

Also, I’d like some direct language on how destructive and self-centered the ideas spouted by the likes of the Sen. Kennedy and Cong. Gosar will hurt you, the average Americans.

But I won’t hold my breath because I know Biden is a mechanic who works in quiet. He’s so old school that many of the talking heads on media can’t relate to what he’s doing. Nor can they explain it to the Americans who still watch or listen to the old media.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:44:44pm

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:48:09pm

From downstairs:

re: #234 Barefoot Grin

Moses built the bridge over the road to the beach with such low clearance that no buses could get through, only cars, figuring that minorities generally couldn’t afford or didn’t own cars.

Moses was a well known racist who did everything he could to negatively effect black people. That’s the history these anti-CRT people don’t want told. I mean my Canadian husband told me stories about Moses. That’s how well known his racism was.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:48:41pm

Peacocks, from Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever.

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 6:49:50pm
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Belafon  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:04:41pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Name ‘a group of complete idiots’: California school investigating controversial question on history quiz

As a Texan, all I gotta say is LOL.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:21:29pm

I have to admit I find myself more aligned with “the squad” these days than with centrist democrats, because the hour’s getting late.

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IngisKahn  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:21:48pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

It’s always so nerve-racking.

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garzooma  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:23:04pm

re: #32 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Often here I have whined about the lack of ideological exposition from Democratic leaders.

[…]
I would love for Biden to be able to give a short (10 minute) speech on why democracy is preferable over a strong-man, on why democracy means helping people to vote, not trying to hinder people from voting.

I’d have liked it if just one of the 20+ candidates in the presidential primaries had made this a focus.

Also, I’d like some direct language on how destructive and self-centered the ideas spouted by the likes of the Sen. Kennedy and Cong. Gosar will hurt you, the average Americans.
[…]

I’d go with BridgeGate. Show Republicans laughing at kids stuck in the traffic jams they caused.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:26:36pm

But they won’t delete it or suspend Paul Gosar like they suspended VB.

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IngisKahn  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:27:57pm

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:30:19pm
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Belafon  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:30:46pm
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Belafon  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:33:11pm

Paul’s such a coward he won’t let most people comment.

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IngisKahn  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:33:40pm

Splashdown

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Joe Bacon  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:35:27pm

No wonder Gosar’s whole family hates him.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:37:06pm
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mmmirele  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:49:03pm

Really fucking tired of Twitter:

And one of the sites in this bunch owns the rights to Attack on Titan here in the USA:

I’m thinking if they filed a complaint, it’d come down.

Tired, very tired.

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:49:49pm

I got my Moderna booster today. Yay, me.

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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:51:36pm

re: #50 calochortus

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BeachDem  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:54:05pm

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From downstairs:

Moses was a well known racist who did everything he could to negatively effect black people. That’s the history these anti-CRT people don’t want told. I mean my Canadian husband told me stories about Moses. That’s how well known his racism was.

Yeah, not really a big secret to anyone who paid attention. The Power Broker was published (and won a Pulitzer) in 1974.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 8, 2021 • 7:55:27pm

re: #49 mmmirele

@jack will not lift a finger when it comes to his right wing pals.

I truly fear that some asshole is taking that video as an order to act.

Gosar needs to be arrested along with Biggs and Brooks for their part in the coup attempt.

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:04:57pm

Same.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:05:08pm

11-5-18
I’ve always thought this representation of Putin’s bot-troll army was hilarious


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calochortus  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:05:42pm

re: #51 retired cynic

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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:06:58pm

re: #56 calochortus

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:07:08pm

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Joe Bacon  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:07:24pm

If you thought the QAssholes were just in the US with a scattering in Canada…

New Zealand QAnon fans believe Trump secretly arrested their prime minister two years ago

In New Zealand, for example, according to chief New Zealand Stuff reporter Henry Cooke, several QAnon supporters gathered and expressed their belief that Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was actually arrested two years ago when she visited the White House and met with Trump, and that she is now being forced to wear an ankle bracelet.

The. Stupid. Never. Stops.

rawstory.com

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:09:25pm

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:11:24pm

re: #57 retired cynic

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:15:08pm

re: #50 calochortus

I got my Moderna booster today. Yay, me.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:15:43pm
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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:17:09pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Bet they didn’t get cold cheeseburgers & fries!

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Joe Bacon  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:18:15pm

re: #64 retired cynic

Bet they didn’t get cold cheeseburgers & fries!

Or KFC, Arby’s, Domino’s…

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:18:52pm

The GOP is on the wrong side of America.

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:26:33pm

re: #66 jaunte

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The GOP is on the wrong side of America.

They’re just trying to get us to give up all the morals-destroying freebies and return to the One True Way. It’s for our own good that they want us to live like medieval peasants.
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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:26:34pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:32:37pm

re: #67 calochortus

They’re just trying to get us to give up all the morals-destroying freebies and return to the One True Way. It’s for our own good that they want us to live like medieval peasants.
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It’s Socialism!! It’s Marxism!! It’s Communism!!! It is wrong for the government to take a penny away from the job creators to help others!! We all live to serve the wealthy!! The rest of us do not matter!!

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electrotek  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:38:46pm

Why in God’s name are the fans of Travis Scott comparing this to Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert?

How the fuck is that remotely comparable? As if Ariana Grande personally invited a fucking suicide bomber to blow himself up amongst kids after her show ended???

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:43:28pm
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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:44:24pm

re: #70 electrotek

It is not. It is as though that shooting in Las Vegas compared with it, or the winds causing death in Indiana? Ohio?, because they were all music concerts.

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:45:10pm

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:49:59pm

Hmm.. maybe I should quit commenting for the night.

Nah..

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:54:08pm

Good night all.
Hasta mañana.

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electrotek  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:54:55pm

re: #72 retired cynic

It is not. It is as though that shooting in Las Vegas compared with it, or the winds causing death in Indiana? Ohio?, because they were all music concerts.

Travis Scott fans who still defend him even after the events in Houston questions my faith in humanity.

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 8:59:51pm

5,000 light-years from Earth:

en.wikipedia.org

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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:02:03pm

re: #77 jaunte

complete with a nasal septum

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jaunte  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:02:49pm

re: #78 retired cynic

And an orbital fracture.

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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:05:05pm

re: #79 jaunte

nah, it’s a young one, and the cranial sutures aren’t fused yet

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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:06:40pm

This is a French song about a small town in Germany. It’s an updated cover of the song written by the French Holocaust survivor Monique Andrée Serf (stage name Barbara) in the 1960’s.

In its day it made a powerful statement. In this age of screaming and shouting, it is interesting to see a quiet and understated delivery of a powerful message.

Pomme “Göttingen”

English translation:

Of course, it’s not the Seine
It’s not the Bois de Vincennes.
But it’s pretty nevertheless
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

No quays, and no old tunes,
Moaning and dragging on.
But anyhow love blossoms there
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

They know better than us, I think,
The history of the kings of France
Hermann, Peter, Helga and Hans,
In Göttingen.

And nobody should feel offended,
But the tales of our childhood,
“Once upon a time..”, they start
In Göttingen.

Of course, we have the Seine,
And then - our Bois de Vincennes,
But God, the roses are beautiful
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

We have our pale mornings,
And the grey soul of Verlaine.
Them, they are melancholy itself
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

When they don’t have anything to say,
They stay here and smile to us.
But we understand them anyway,
The blond children of Göttingen.

Too bad for those who are stunned
May the others forgive me,
But children are the same,
In Paris or in Göttingen.

May never come back
The time of blood and hatred.
Because there are people I love
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

When would ring the alarm,
If we had to take up arms again,
My heart would shed a tear
For Göttingen, for Göttingen.

My heart would shed a tear
For Göttingen, for Göttingen.

Göttingen (song)
en.wikipedia.org

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:07:51pm

re: #77 jaunte

5,000 light-years from Earth:

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en.wikipedia.org

Guardians of the Galaxy was a documentary.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:12:59pm

hi

I just read out the title Mr. Johnson gave to the John Oliver clip in the previous article.

My wife asked “where did John Oliver get pitiless gays?” LOL

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retired cynic  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:14:12pm

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plansbandc  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:21:18pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

I would probably be more of a leftist if leftists weren’t so goddamn annoying.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:25:40pm

re: #85 plansbandc

I would probably be more of a leftist if leftists weren’t so goddamn annoying.

[hides]

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TedStriker  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:29:25pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

E. Gordon Gee, a name very familiar to long-time Nashvillians as Vanderbilt University’s chancellor in the early-mid oughts.

WTF?

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William Lewis  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:33:22pm

re: #85 plansbandc

I would probably be more of a leftist if leftists weren’t so goddamn annoying.

All too true. The American left has been a mess since WWI and we make the Democrats look like disciplined lockstep troopers with the schisms and infighting. But we keep plugging at it anyway. Despite it’s flaws, the DSA can be useful in helping drag the party back towards the center and maybe even the left eventually. We just have to remember to actually _be_ part of the party not just pretending to be like Bernie.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:42:27pm

re: #87 TedStriker

E. Gordon Gee, a name very familiar to long-time Nashvillians as Vanderbilt University’s chancellorin the early-mid oughts.

WTF?

Maybe someone else here discussed this aspect of the new “University” of Austin but…

University of Austin President Pano Kanelos has said the school is in response to institutions that produce graduates that are “incapable and unwilling to participate in the core activity of democratic governance.” The website for the school said it is focused on “the intrepid pursuit of the truth” and seek to expose students to the “the deepest wisdom of civilization.”

Does that mean the institution is directing itself to those who supported Trump in his efforts to overturn the election? It would seem that these individuals are the ones most in need in learning how to participate in democratic governance, starting with Trump, Meadows, Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Gosar, et al. down to all who stormed the Capitol.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:44:53pm

If Texas seceded this would be the #1 reason to build a wall all the way around it!

Ted Cruz Mocked for Suggesting Joe Rogan Would Be ‘President of Texas’ If It Seceded

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:46:38pm

Got this from TFG tonight. He has declared war on “Big Tech” and their socialist agenda, even though he is the one trying to dictate policy to private companies.

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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:48:33pm

So this very dark article came out this evening.

It describes a plan to start civil unrest, infiltrate right wing militias into the police forces used to contain it, and round up opponents of Trump.

When reading it, remember that the plan was aspirational rather than a fact. That may be corrected in a second attempt.

…snip…

This is the grisly climax of a report published in mid-October 2020 by the Claremont Institute and Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) called “79 Days to Inauguration,” prepared by “Constitutional scholars, along with experts in election law, foreign affairs, law enforcement, and media … coordinated by a retired military officer experienced in running hundreds of wargames.”

…snip…

Practically, the report is an instruction manual for how Trump partisans at all levels of government—aided by citizen “posses” of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers—could, quite literally, round up opposition activists, kill their leaders, and install Donald Trump for a second term in office.

…snip…

Some of the report is revealing. Some of it is sad. Some of it is darkly funny. For instance, the authors’ recommendation for mass, politically motivated arrests “to remove the players from the picture” sits oddly next to the right’s outraged reaction to the prosecution of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

…snip…

Earlier this year the Claremont Institute created a Sheriffs Fellowship program. Claremont claims that this program will offer “training of unparalleled depth and excellence in American political thought and institutions.” But then, this is the same group that produced a report hoping that “several sheriffs in conservative counties” would give groups like the Proud Boys actual legal authority.

…snip…

Notes on an Authoritarian Conspiracy: Inside the Claremont Institute’s “79 Days to Inauguration” Report
thebulwark.com

Also remember that this is not a brand new idea. Historian Timothy Snyder wrote about this 5 years ago:

LESSON 6: Be Wary of Paramilitaries

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 8, 2021 • 9:52:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:00:07pm

Last thread.

re: #18 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I met Winston Honest to God Churchill and shook his hand (I was 6 and he was visiting our school).

I’m the one person in the nation who never met anyone famous.

When my wife and I were in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, we were invited to an afternoon tea with an MEP though, Richard Allen.

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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:12:47pm

Interesting! The world is going through a lot of pandemic related stress right now. As well as climatic issues. And, of course, all of the stupidity we humans add to the mix.

Those of us in the Continental United States are extremely fortunate to be a massive food producer and exporter. If there are shortages of basic food staples here, it is most likely a supply chain issue rather than a problem with the amount of food nationally produced.

China may not be as well situated.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:18:53pm

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

The ignorance of Pragers statement is astounding. I mean, I know he’s a moron. But still.

He’s a conservative, therefore he’s a liar.

He was born in 1948. He started political work by supporting Jimmy Carter and running the Brandeis Institute by attacking “secularism” (that was also the first time he had a paid job).

(By the way, the thing I really dislike about Jimmy Carter was bringing his religion into his 1976 campaign, a thing which wasn’t done before except when JFK was fighting off “dual loyalty” accusations.) That opened the door for Paul Weyrich and others to bring in Evangelicals who were racists and not liberals to the Ronald Reagan campaign.

He then got a religious radio programme and wrote his first book. Even though he is Jewish, those are both anti-Semitic.

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A Cranky One  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:23:33pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:28:07pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:29:39pm

re: #81 ckkatz

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:33:53pm

re: #98 Dread Pirate Ron

Because everything that Biden and the Democrats do has to be wrong in their eyes.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:51:27pm
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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 10:58:25pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

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wrenchwench  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:07:02pm

re: #102 ckkatz

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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:19:18pm

re: #103 wrenchwench

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:21:19pm

re: #88 William Lewis

All too true. The American left has been a mess since WWI and we make the Democrats look like disciplined lockstep troopers with the schisms and infighting. But we keep plugging at it anyway. Despite it’s flaws, the DSA can be useful in helping drag the party back towards the center and maybe even the left eventually. We just have to remember to actually _be_ part of the party not just pretending to be like Bernie.

Yet by any measure, the Democratic Party falls squarely in the middle of left-leaning parties around the world.

What Happened to America’s Political Center of Gravity? (New York Times, June 26, 2019, with charts and explanations of positions)

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ckkatz  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:27:17pm

G’Nite and sweet lizard dreams to all!

Let me leave you with a Dad joke:

I just found out Albert Einstein is a real person.
I was told that he was a Theoretical Physicist.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:39:51pm

We finally got a new dishwasher installed. It took a month. There is little enjoyment in washing dishes by hand. The washer is so quiet! 39 dB they claim, my dB meter only goes down to a scale of 60 and I have to get really close to get a -9dB. Our last washer was reasonably quiet for the first year and a half then for the next six years it sounded like the gearbox wanted to explode. Just a guess on the sound level would be 75 dB at 1 meter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 8, 2021 • 11:59:23pm

re: #92 ckkatz

So this very dark article came out this evening.

It describes a plan to start civil unrest, infiltrate right wing militias into the police forces used to contain it, and round up opponents of Trump.

When reading it, remember that the plan was aspirational rather than a fact. That may be corrected in a second attempt.

Notes on an Authoritarian Conspiracy: Inside the Claremont Institute’s “79 Days to Inauguration” Report
thebulwark.com

Also remember that this is not a brand new idea. Historian Timothy Snyder wrote about this 5 years ago:

See also Innuendo Studios, which wrote about it three years ago.

(4:13)

Endnote 1: What I Mean When I Say “The Right”

(12:15)

Endnote 3: The Origins of Conservatism

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 12:02:28am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 12:13:46am

re: #104 ckkatz

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wrenchwench  Nov 9, 2021 • 1:16:29am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 9, 2021 • 1:35:12am

OK, I could see a camper trailer for an e-bike….

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nowherenorth2  Nov 9, 2021 • 1:56:50am

So Robert Moses kept getting brought up because he is a racist. I remember a history class in college brought this up amid discussion of the Eisenhower locks, Robert Moses state park, and imminent domain and the akwasasne mohawk reservation. My professor spoke about how there is a long memory regarding the racism of Robert Moses.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:08:49am

Innuendo Studios (50:08) on a Zoom talk for UC Merced, on how Gamergate led to the so-called alt-right, which are nothing more than aspects of conservatism.

Endnote 5: A Case Study in Digital Radicalism (UC Merced Talk)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:38:22am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Gordon Gee, longtime college prez and adviser to the University of Austin, distances himself from the organization’s key claims: “I do not agree other universities are no longer seeking the truth nor do I feel that higher education is irreparably broken.”

I checked out their FB page: could not resist the “ask us a question” button to ask if they teach CRT.

Still not received any answer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:41:30am

re: #47 JOE 🥓

No wonder Gosar’s whole family hates him.

He is like an alienated teen hiding in the basement who only comes up for meals…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:49:05am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:52:00am

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:54:04am

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:58:19am

re: #81 ckkatz

This is a French song about a small town in Germany. It’s an updated cover of the song written by the French Holocaust survivor Monique Andrée Serf (stage name Barbara) in the 1960’s.

In its day it made a powerful statement. In this age of screaming and shouting, it is interesting to see a quiet and understated delivery of a powerful message.

My first stop in Germany was Göttingen, it was the home of Iris and Claudia, tow German forestry students whom we met (buck nekkid) on the Granite Rapids down in the Grand Canyon in 1987.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:59:57am

re: #90 JOE 🥓

If Texas seceded this would be the #1 reason to build a wall all the way around it!

Ted Cruz Mocked for Suggesting Joe Rogan Would Be ‘President of Texas’ If It Seceded

Republic of Rick: imdb.com

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:13:38am

re: #107 Dread Pirate Ron

We finally got a new dishwasher installed. It took a month. There is little enjoyment in washing dishes by hand. The washer is so quiet! 39 dB they claim, my dB meter only goes down to a scale of 60 and I have to get really close to get a -9dB. Our last washer was reasonably quiet for the first year and a half then for the next six years it sounded like the gearbox wanted to explode. Just a guess on the sound level would be 75 dB at 1 meter.

If it was just an inlet valve, we could a helped…;-)

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:17:26am

re: #113 nowherenorth2

So Robert Moses kept getting brought up because he is a racist. I remember a history class in college brought this up amid discussion of the Eisenhower locks, Robert Moses state park, and imminent domain and the akwasasne mohawk reservation. My professor spoke about how there is a long memory regarding the racism of Robert Moses.

Most pictures I’ve seen he’s bald

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William Lewis  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:22:47am

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

My first stop in Germany was Göttingen, it was the home of Iris and Claudia, tow German forestry students whom we met (buck nekkid) on the Granite Rapids down in the Grand Canyon in 1987.

Oh, way up north. Typical American vet, I’m mostly familiar with Bavaria though I did make it to the Dortmund area when my then (and now again :) American girlfriend was visiting Germany on a class trip and I took a weekend pass to hang out with them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:26:00am

re: #119 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:41:43am

re: #27 jeffreyw

Yummy. That sounds so delicious.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:05:42am
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William Lewis  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:14:25am

Oh, here’s a delightful (NOT) bit of news out of Washington state…

A metallurgist in the US state of Washington has pleaded guilty to fraud after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make Navy submarines.

Prosecutors say Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, gave false positive readings for strength and toughness tests in at least 240 cases between 1985 and 2017.

Authorities did not disclose which vessels were affected.

But there was no indication that any submarine hulls had failed.

Ms Thomas, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of metallurgy at a foundry in Tacoma that supplied steel castings used by Navy contractors to make submarine hulls, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington said in a statement.

The foundry was acquired by the manufacturer Bradken in 2008, according to the indictment. There was no evidence that the company’s management was aware of the fraud until May 2017. At that time, prosecutors say, a lab employee found out that test cards had been altered and that other discrepancies existed in the records.

Metallurgist admits faking steel test results for US Navy subs

Yikes!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:18:57am

A short boring story about electric home appliances.

There was a discussion yesterday about how electric appliances in the home actually created more work for women, such as electric vacuums or automatic washing machines.

In my home, labour is divided (so this isn’t “women’s work” but “who’s better at it” work). Generally, I do the laundry.

Since we were married, we’ve owned four washing machines.

In Oklahoma, we had an ancient Kenmore top loader, which died when the inlet valve failed and we determined repairing the machine was more expensive than buying new.

The second was a front-loading Whirlpool. We moved that with us to Nebraska, but not too long after we moved here it had a failure and died.

Over the course of months, Whirlpool sent out first mechanics, then engineers, to figure out why our under-warranty machine wouldn’t work.

During that time, my neighbour to the north moved to Arizona and sold all their property. Out of that sale, we bought their 1940’s Speed Queen wringer washer so we still had something to wash clothes with (nearest Laundromat is sixty miles away).

Eventually, Whirlpool decided the machine needed to go back to their factory to study, and paid us for it. We replaced it eventually with a rebuilt Frigidaire front-loader and stored the Speed Queen.

Of those, the wringer washer by far requires the most work (not counting using a clothesline over a dryer).

So while appliances might have created more housework, improvements in appliances have reduced the same work.

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jeffreyw  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:30:14am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:32:51am

Living alone, I don’t miss a dishwasher but whenever my kids are here on their holidays, it would sure come in handy…

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:35:59am

re: #130 jeffreyw

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:50:43am

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

Gordon Gee, longtime college prez and adviser to the University of Austin, distances himself from the organization’s key claims: “I do not agree other universities are no longer seeking the truth nor do I feel that higher education is irreparably broken.”

I checked out their FB page: could not resist the “ask us a question” button to ask if they teach CRT.

Still not received any answer.

I’m curious…do you think this helps in any way?

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:55:57am

re: #128 William Lewis

Oh, here’s a delightful (NOT) bit of news out of Washington state…

Metallurgist admits faking steel test results for US Navy subs

Yikes!

One of many reasons the Navy can tell you the process for each piece used constructing a ship or sub.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:58:09am

Look who’s finally talking about the bill:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 4:59:21am

re: #134 Belafon

One of many reasons the Navy can tell you the process for each piece used constructing a ship or sub.

Huh. I’d be pretty sure she didn’t alter the test cards for shits and giggles. Someone put her up to it.

As to whether we’re going to hear about who that someone is, I suppose that depends on national security concerns.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:00:25am

re: #135 Belafon

Look who’s finally talking about the bill:

They need to give conservatives their talking points so they can take credit for it.

No, I’m not cynical at all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:01:52am

re: #133 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m curious…do you think this helps in any way?

No, it is just for my own amusement.

I was going to offer my services as a Professor of Modern CRT, in keeping with their spirit of fixing things, I will call it Congratulatory Race Theory, teaching Americans to be grateful for how we have dealt with the issue of race in our history.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:03:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:05:16am

re: #139 Belafon

“All the news that fits the Party line”

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:32:33am
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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:35:12am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:41:16am

Looks like Comcast is all borked up. And I just noticed now I get a 5G UC (Ultra Capacity) signal from T-Mobile in parts of my house where’s before I was lucky to get 2 bars of LTE.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:41:59am
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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:47:33am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:49:00am

re: #145 Belafon

The covidiots are really showing how they have zero empathy. They are inhuman.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:49:23am

Fixed post #146.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:49:57am

Good morning.
I have no front top teeth.
The journey for good dental health is procedding nicely.
:)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:50:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:51:22am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:53:09am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Inciting and participating in an insurrection is fine. But voting for what people want? That’s a bridge too far.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:53:58am

Tom Hanks won his first Oscar over this:

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:55:17am

The GOP is showing that they truly do not want to govern, they only want to obstruct others from governing. And yet, AND YET, 40% of this country will still vote for them.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 5:56:25am

Can we reload from a previous save?
That’d be swell.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:04:55am

re: #153 Dopamine Fish

The GOP is showing that they truly do not want to govern, they only want to obstruct others from governing. And yet, AND YET, 40% of this country will still vote for them.

Zombie Stalin could run as a R and he’d get their votes.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:08:01am

re: #152 Belafon

I was in my early 20s when this was happening and I remember what was going on and how people behaved. And I can pretty much bet and likely win a bet that Prager and all the assholes using this ridiculous argument are the same damned people who started treating AIDS patients as subhuman. Prager is older than I am by over 10 years, he knows what happened and who was hurt by it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:08:16am

re: #145 Belafon

When someone says something like that, it really means that they care “statistically zero” about children.

The number of children permanently separated from their families at the border is also statistically zero…less than zero as far as the border hawks are concerned.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:25:24am

re: #130 jeffreyw

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:29:21am

re: #128 William Lewis

Oh, here’s a delightful (NOT) bit of news out of Washington state…

Metallurgist admits faking steel test results for US Navy subs

Yikes!

China syndrome
Copied the same X-Ray over and over…

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:30:25am

re: #135 Belafon

Look who’s finally talking about the bill:

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It’s a godsend for Kentucky.”

— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by WKYT, on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Pig

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:33:43am

re: #161 Dangerman

It’s a godsend for Kentucky.”

— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by WKYT, on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Pig

And yet they’re going to punish the people that voted for it. (By the way, BY DEFINITION, that makes it not bipartisan. So they can shut the fuck up about passing bipartisan legislation, because there is no such thing anymore.)

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:34:14am

re: #148 Varek Raith

Good morning.
I have no front top teeth.
The journey for good dental health is procedding nicely.
:)

What do you want for Christmas?

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:37:16am

re: #141 Belafon

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Former U.S. senator and Veterans Administration leader Max Cleland (D) died more than 53 years after a live grenade dropped by a fellow soldier in Vietnam robbed him of three limbs,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:38:52am

re: #161 Dangerman

It’s a godsend for Kentucky.”

— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by WKYT, on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Pig

“Look, I did every thing I could to sabotage this bill and the one following it, but I’m not above taking credit for its passage for my own political gain.”

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:38:54am

re: #163 Dangerman

What do you want for Christmas?

All the food I’ve been unable to eat the past few years!

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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:39:50am

re: #166 Varek Raith

All the food I’ve been unable to eat the past few years!

Some of it may have spoiled…maybe take a pass on that salmon loaf.

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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:40:49am

re: #167 darthstar

Some of it may have spoiled…maybe take a pass on that salmon loaf.

The McDonald’s fries are probably still good though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:41:36am

re: #168 darthstar

The McDonald’s fries are probably still good though.

and the Twinkies

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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:41:49am

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:43:47am

re: #165 darthstar

“Look, I did every thing I could to sabotage this bill and the one following it, but I’m not above taking credit for its passage for my own political gain.”

Kentucky is brainwashed enough to send McConnell back to the Senate until he drops dead and the same is true for Ayn Rand Paul.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:46:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:46:31am

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:46:43am

re: #165 darthstar

“Look, I did every thing I could to sabotage this bill and the one following it, but I’m not above taking credit for its passage for my own political gain.”

Actually, he ended up voting for this one. (And it was broader and cost more coming out of the Senate than it did coming in.)

And McConnell is still a pig (excuse insult to pigs).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:47:41am
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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:48:48am

re: #167 darthstar

Some of it may have spoiled…maybe take a pass on that salmon loaf.

That big hunk of liverwurst
Has been here since october first
And today is the twenty third of May…

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:50:01am

Kettle cooked potato chips is top of my list for food I’m gonna eat when I get these partials.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:50:07am
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Citizen K  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:50:30am

Meanwhile….

Once again, there simply aren’t enough fucking tables to flip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:51:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:54:41am
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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:55:02am

re: #176 Dangerman

That big hunk of liverwurst
Has been here since october first
And today is the twenty third of May…

Liverwurst is different. Pull it apart gently with two forks and you can still eat the middle.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:56:44am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:57:35am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

You just know that if Trump was still President, they would be all in favor of vaccine mandates, and in fact, would be even less willing to tolerate exemptions than we are. Literally everything they disagree with comes down to, “We hate Democrats.” It is disappointing to me that an entire political faction in this country has, as its only purpose, to treat the rest of their own country like the enemy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:59:55am

“Suckers and losers.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 6:59:59am

re: #145 Belafon

How much “long-term testing” was there for the polio or measles vaccines again?

How long-term do you want your term to be? Gonna move the goalposts when that term is reached (it hasn’t been long enough)?

Is three hundred years of vaccine science enough of a long term for you? We know how vaccines work yet?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:03:35am

re: #153 Dopamine Fish

The GOP is showing that they truly do not want to govern, they only want to obstruct others from governing. And yet, AND YET, 40% of this country will still vote for them.

They don’t want to govern.

They want to rule.

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jeffreyw  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:04:37am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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How much “long-term testing” was there for the polio or measles vaccines again?

How long-term do you want your term to be? Gonna move the goalposts when that term is reached (it hasn’t been long enough)?

Is three hundred years of vaccine science enough of a long term for you? We know how vaccines work yet?

Not to mention sample sizes.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:06:03am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How much “long-term testing” was there for the polio or measles vaccines again?

How long-term do you want your term to be? Gonna move the goalposts when that term is reached (it hasn’t been long enough)?

Is three hundred years of vaccine science enough of a long term for you? We know how vaccines work yet?

And in regard to mRNA vaccines specifically, since they seem to focus on this as an excuse for opposing the new technology: The doctors who invented mRNA technology in medicine have been working on refining it since the 1980’s. This is not new tech; it’s been worked on for literal decades. The technology was slow to be adopted because the researchers were basically ignored as cranks, so they went off and founded BioNTech.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:07:02am

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They don’t want to govern.

They want to rule.

They want to oppress colored people and gays. They live to hurt others. It’s what they get off on.

Just listen to callers I deal with who let the racist shit run out of their mouths…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:09:12am

OAN currently airing a story about how dangerous Covid-19 vaccines are.

How do I know this? My MIL watches that channel all day and I was just in her room.

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Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:09:43am

re: #182 darthstar

Liverwurst is different. Pull it apart gently with two forks and you can still eat the middle.

Tell Alan sherman

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:11:05am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

OAN currently airing a story about how dangerous Covid-19 vaccines are.

How do I know this? My MIL watches that channel all day and I was just in her room.

Let me guess: VAERS is prominently featured.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:11:15am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The mRNA type of vaccine has been studied for at least a decade now. Tested,

If our fucking news media wasn’t a sack of shit, people would know this.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:12:19am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How much “long-term testing” was there for the polio or measles vaccines again?

How long-term do you want your term to be? Gonna move the goalposts when that term is reached (it hasn’t been long enough)?

Is three hundred years of vaccine science enough of a long term for you? We know how vaccines work yet?

For the Salk vaccine, a year.

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darthstar  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:14:10am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:14:24am

re: #193 Dopamine Fish

Let me guess: VAERS is prominently featured.

Not sure, but I know it was the usual right wing BS: Government suppressing data, it’s actually a lot worse than we know, pharma companies are in on it. All credited of course to “unnamed sources within the Biden Administration”.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:15:50am

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She was a bottleneck on the truth. Still is.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:16:09am

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably because Trump had FEMA go steal these for those around him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:16:19am

re: #189 Dopamine Fish

And in regard to mRNA vaccines specifically, since they seem to focus on this as an excuse for opposing the new technology: The doctors who invented mRNA technology in medicine have been working on refining it since the 1980’s. This is not new tech; it’s been worked on for literal decades. The technology was slow to be adopted because the researchers were basically ignored as cranks, so they went off and founded BioNTech.

And yet there is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Astra Zenica outside the USA, neither of which use mRNA technology, and anti-vaxxers oppose them as well. So it isn’t about mRNA technology.

Every vaccine (including polio) had anti-vaxxers opposing them.

The Vaccine Poison Tree
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:16:43am

I see Kuntyanne Conway snuck out of her coffin to give us some more alternate facts.

“During the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. suffered one of the worst supply chain crises in modern history,” Tinglong Dai, a professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, told Newswise, noting that many of the shortages lasted for months.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:17:38am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

OAN currently airing a story about how dangerous Covid-19 vaccines are.

How do I know this? My MIL watches that channel all day and I was just in her room.

Tell her that the OAN employees are vaccinated, just like those at FOX and Newsmax.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:18:45am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

OAN currently airing a story about how dangerous Covid-19 vaccines are.

How do I know this? My MIL watches that channel all day and I was just in her room.

Vaccine manufacturers need to sue the conservaliar networks.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:18:55am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And yet there is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Astra Zenica outside the USA, neither of which use mRNA technology, and anti-vaxxers oppose them as well. So it isn’t about mRNA technology.

Every vaccine (including polio) had anti-vaxxers opposing them.

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From what I understand, J&J is an mRNA based vaccine.

Edit: I was mistaken.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:19:30am

re: #197 Eclectic Cyborg

Not sure, but I know it was the usual right wing BS: Government suppressing data, it’s actually a lot worse than we know, pharma companies are in on it. All credited of course to “unnamed sources within the Biden Administration”.

Yeah, the argument usually comes back to, “VAERS is reporting thousands of deaths and other serious outcomes and nobody is reporting on it!!!” Prominently ignored is the fact that VAERS data is self-reported, that incidents are validated, and that only things which have a statistically significant correlation with administration of the vaccine are taken seriously. Most importantly, they ignore that the whole reason the vaccines come with a warning about myocarditis is BECAUSE those incidents were reported via VAERS.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:22:55am

re: #204 Belafon

From what I understand, J&J is an mRNA based vaccine.

It is not. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is a “traditional” vaccine developed using a viral shell modified to exhibit the coronavirus’s signature spike proteins.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:23:54am

Still disappointed the vaccine didn’t give me super powers.
Perhaps the booster will?
/

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:23:59am

re: #154 Varek Raith

Can we reload from a previous save?
That’d be swell.

Unfortunately, all the recent auto saves have expired any past time-point we want to return to.

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Teukka  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:25:53am

re: #206 Dopamine Fish

It is not. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is a “traditional” vaccine developed using a viral shell modified to exhibit the coronavirus’s signature spike proteins.

To be specific, an Adenovirus shell.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:26:36am

re: #204 Belafon

From what I understand, J&J is an mRNA based vaccine.

It is a viral vector vaccine based on a human adenovirus that has been modified to contain the gene for making the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

en.wikipedia.org

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:26:43am

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:26:53am

Kelleyanne ****way says there were no shortages during the trump admin. How come I couldn’t get a covid test in March of 2020? How come millions of people couldn’t get a test? Fuck that bitch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:27:19am

re: #183 The Pie Overlord!

9-10 November 1938 | November Pogrom (known also as Kristallnacht), a pogrom against the Jews throughout Nazi Germany. Hundreds killed & died by suicide, 30,000 men arrested, over 1,000 synagogues burnt, over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged:

“Good people on both sides!”

“They were just tourists!!”

“Brown shirts matter!!!”

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:28:02am

re: #209 Teukka

To be specific, an Adenovirus shell.

That is what I was trying to remember, but couldn’t.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:30:16am

From back in February, but this is McConnell’s daughter:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:30:57am

re: #205 Dopamine Fish

Yeah, the argument usually comes back to, “VAERS is reporting thousands of deaths and other serious outcomes and nobody is reporting on it!!!” Prominently ignored is the fact that VAERS data is self-reported, that incidents are validated, and that only things which have a statistically significant correlation with administration of the vaccine are taken seriously. Most importantly, they ignore that the whole reason the vaccines come with a warning about myocarditis is BECAUSE those incidents were reported via VAERS.

When my wife reported her sense-of-smell returning, lost decades ago, after she received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine, VAERS folks contacted her to gather further information from her about it before passing on the information to Moderna and others.

The fact could be merely coincidental. It could also suggest there was some sort of virus she harboured for decades which the Moderna vaccine knocked out.

When her sense-of-smell returned, I went hunting up how to report that to Moderna on their Website. They noted that they do not take reports on their vaccine from the public and all reports should be submitted to VAERS.

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sagehen  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:31:25am

re: #152 Belafon

Tom Hanks won his first Oscar over this:

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Jesse Helms wanted everybody with HIV sent to internment camps.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:35:14am

re: #216 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When my wife reported her sense-of-smell returning, lost decades ago, after she received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine, VAERS folks contacted her to gather further information from her about it before passing on the information to Moderna and others.

The fact could be merely coincidental. It could also suggest there was some sort of virus she harboured for decades which the Moderna vaccine knocked out.

When her sense-of-smell returned, I went hunting up how to report that to Moderna on their Website. They noted that they do not take reports on their vaccine from the public and all reports should be submitted to VAERS.

Your wife was the source of the virus. //

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:35:27am

re: #204 Belafon

From what I understand, J&J is an mRNA based vaccine.

Sorry, no that’s an adenovirus tech vaccine. Hence one to start not two.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:36:05am

re: #218 Belafon

Your wife was the source of the virus. //

Typhoid Mary Mouse.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:36:28am

re: #190 JOE 🥓

They want to oppress colored people and gays. They live to hurt others. It’s what they get off on.

Just listen to callers I deal with who let the racist shit run out of their mouths…

What’s the point of ruling if you can’t tell others what to do?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:38:28am

re: #218 Belafon

Your wife was the source of the virus. //

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:38:30am

re: #190 JOE 🥓

They want to oppress colored people and gays. They live to hurt others. It’s what they get off on.

Just listen to callers I deal with who let the racist shit run out of their mouths…

Can’t you just hang up on them as soon as they announce that they’re trash?

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:44:00am

re: #223 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Can’t you just hang up on them as soon as they announce that they’re trash?

We are required to give them a warning that if they continue with their use of unacceptable language the call will be disconnected.

If they continue using Carlin’s 7 dirty words or racial slurs we disconnect.

And when they call back to complain we remind them every call we take is recorded and we heard the offensive crap they said.

It took ages of Union bargaining to get that for us. Before we were told we were paid to take abuse.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:45:27am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

Bill Wi the Science Fi!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:46:35am

re: #225 Varek Raith

Bill Wi the Science Fi!

“CIA Surveillance Hotspot”

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:46:44am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

My favorite when I start up the network—“Uhura’s Subspace Chit-Chat Room”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:48:16am
In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.

U.S. Covid Deaths Get Even Redder (New York Times), November 6, 2021.

Well, since I live in an R+27 district we should be safe.

My county in 2020:

Donald J. Trump (R) 2,113
Joseph R. Biden (D) 386
Jo Jorgensen (L) 58

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:48:38am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Switch it to NSA BUG.

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lawhawk  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:50:37am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Stephen Colbert may have said this, so I can’t take credit for it, but every 5 year old is a fucking communist.

Everything that you think is yours they claim for themselves.
They want everything, and pay for nothing.
The collective addresses every last one of their needs.

Gosar should be expelled from Congress and prosecuted for making threats against AOC.

Pelosi should step up and do the right thing. Fuck the GOP and their lawlessness. If you are going to run from this fight, stop right now. The GOP are a bunch of criminal bullies, and the way to deal with them is to hit them where it hurts. They commit crimes? Prosecute them. You don’t ignore them and hope they go away. Refusing to indict on the 1/6 insurrection and taking sweet time to prosecute is only giving the GOP time to delay even further and to hope that retaking Congress or the WH will not only end investigations, but end democracy altogether as they’ll pardon all those involved, even the ones who led the insurrection from Trump on down.

And yeah, Garland needs to step up his game here too. DOJ prosecutors are still treating the 1/6 insurrection as a garden variety protest/riot and doling out slaps on the wrist for an armed insurrection to overthrow the government. They’re taking clearing the docket more seriously than the overthrow of the government.

This is wrong, and it will have serious repercussions.

If you think prosecuting Trump will energize Republicans, imagine what it’ll do for Democrats who see how justice is being doled out to the criminally corrupt GOP and Trumpworld.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:51:23am

re: #224 JOE 🥓

We are required to give them a warning that if they continue with their use of unacceptable language the call will be disconnected.

If they continue using Carlin’s 7 dirty words or racial slurs we disconnect.

And when they call back to complain we remind them every call we take is recorded and we heard the offensive crap they said.

It took ages of Union bargaining to get that for us. Before we were told we were paid to take abuse.

That’s the main thing that disqualifies me from working tech support. (Well, that and because I would not be able to stay on-script, and would try to actually fix the problem.) I would not be able to take abuse, and I would either lose my shit on the phone with the customer and get fired, or have a mental breakdown off the phone and get fired.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:52:10am

re: #229 jaunte

Switch it to NSA BUG.

FBI SURVEILLANCE

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:53:11am

Tal’Shiar Data Node

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:54:22am

re: #224 JOE 🥓

I’m approaching sixty-two. I will be calling Social Security soon to work out whether it’s to my advantage to claim benefits then or later.

I promise I’ll be nice, no matter how long I’m on hold. /s

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:55:39am

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m approaching sixty-two. I will be calling Social Security soon to work out whether it’s to my advantage to claim benefits then or later.

I promise I’ll be nice, no matter how long I’m on hold. /s

You also have the option of using our online services to apply and get a benefit estimate.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:58:34am

re: #235 JOE 🥓

You also have the option of using our online services to apply and get a benefit estimate.

Wow, the XXI Century. There’s an on-line service?

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:59:42am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 7:59:51am

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

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“Suckers and losers.”

Hah! A bunch of shitheads worried about looking like a bunch of shitheads. From the story:

“I got to tell you, we got to think this thing through, because if we tuck tail and run, we’re going to be accepting responsibility for what happened out there,” says NRA official Jim Land.

“That’s one very good argument, Jim,” replies PR consultant Tony Makris. “On the other side, if you don’t appear to be deferential in honoring the dead, you end up being a tremendous s***head who wouldn’t tuck tail and run, you know? So it’s a double-edged sword.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:04:19am

re: #237 jaunte

So they are going to punish 13 House Republcans for voting the way 19 Senate Republicans, including McConnell and Graham, did?

All posturing, grandstanding and performance art.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:05:30am

re: #236 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wow, the XXI Century. There’s an on-line service?

Wow that was a quick find.

According to the on-line estimate (based on my current income of $0 per year), there is about a $700 difference between age sixty-two and age seventy.

I presume that would change if I am employed again (like getting elected).

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:06:28am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Jonathan Allen needs to wake up and realize Republicans aren’t voting the interests of the people they supposedly represent. They work for their donors.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:08:02am

re: #241 jaunte

Jonathan Allen needs to wake up and realize Republicans aren’t voting the interests of the people they supposedly represent. They work for their donors.

Presstitutes work for their stockholders who love Republican greed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:10:59am

re: #241 jaunte

Jonathan Allen needs to wake up and realize Republicans aren’t voting the interests of the people they supposedly represent. They work for their donors.

Their base doesn’t elect Republicans to “vote their interests”. They elect Republicans to keep brown people and women in their place and the “gubmint” off their back.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:12:29am

re: #229 jaunte

Switch it to NSA BUG.

was thinking more along the lines of Atheists Rule

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:12:32am

re: #230 lawhawk

Expulsion from Congress requires a 2/3 majority to do it. Gosar is safe.

That said, bringing up an expulsion vote might force the Republicans to actually go on record with a vote saying they don’t consider veiled threats sufficient reason to expel a member.

On the other hand, GOP members might dislike him enough that enough go over the line to vote to eject him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:12:52am

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

Their base doesn’t elect Republicans to “vote their interests”. They elect Republicans to keep brown people and women in their place and the “gubmint” off their back.

and to preserve their “family values” along with their nostalgic, foggy, rose-tinted recollections of an America of small towns, white, picket fences, nickel Cokes and hard-working white people…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:13:35am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Expulsion from Congress requires a 2/3 majority to do it. Gosar is safe.

That said, bringing up an expulsion vote might force the Republicans to actually go on record with a vote saying they don’t consider veiled threats sufficient reason to expel a member.

On the other hand, GOP members might dislike him enough that enough go over the line to vote to eject him.

He would have to get caught actually murdering someone before they would go that far…

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Ferdinand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:13:46am

re: #233 Varek Raith

Tal’Shiar Data Node

Obsidian Order Online

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:14:32am

re: #248 Ferdinand

Obsidian Order Online

Q’onos Home Network

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Teukka  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:15:15am

re: #248 Ferdinand

Obsidian Order Online

Umbrella Corporation?
Aperture Science?

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:15:41am

Assimilated Router

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:16:01am

EMINENT DOMAIN

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:16:44am

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

When someone says something like that, it really means that they care “statistically zero” about children.

The number of children permanently separated from their families at the border is also statistically zero…less than zero as far as the border hawks are concerned.

I’m curious what the statistic is on the number of orphaned children.

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:17:42am

re: #253 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m curious what the statistic is on the number of orphaned children.

cdc.gov

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:17:57am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

They would hate my hotspot name on my phone then, it is “Fuck Off”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:18:18am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

was thinking more along the lines of Atheists Rule

LOL might as well really piss off my neighbours.

Breakfast of champions: Peanut butter sandwich washed down with Kool-Aid laced with rum.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:20:38am

re: #254 Varek Raith

cdc.gov

140,000 children is a lot of children.

Three were in my town early on in the pandemic before vaccines (both parents).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:21:04am

sound on!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:21:53am

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL might as well really piss off my neighbours.

Breakfast of champions: Peanut butter sandwich washed down with Kool-Aid laced with rum.

My God, that was my standard student lunch as an underpaid TA at University of Arizona in the early 80’s: a PBJ with a glass of Hawaiian Punch mix and a handful of popcorn scrounged from the Russian Club Movie Night stores. (now it can be told, Dr. Phillips)

Did I mention that Ken Weaver, ex of the Fugs, was one of my office mates?

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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:23:05am

re: #241 jaunte

Jonathan Allen needs to wake up and realize Republicans aren’t voting the interests of the people they supposedly represent. They work for their donors.

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

Their base doesn’t elect Republicans to “vote their interests”. They elect Republicans to keep brown people and women in their place and the “gubmint” off their back.

Along those lines:

I was speaking with my former boss over the weekend. Lovely woman, now in her 90’s (!), gave me my first start way back when.

She’s an avid NYT reader and was exhorting me to read the latest David Brooks editorial in which he (insert massive eyeroll here) patiently explains to the reader what Democrats need to do reconnect to voters after last week’s elections.

I politely but firmly re-iterated my, shall we say, distaste for Mr. Brooks, and while admittedly having not read the piece, stated that his advice probably boiled down to “Democrats need to vote for everything Republicans support.”

I tried explaining that the bigger problem is that the party is beyond saving at this point, and that “moderate” Republicans are a non-factor in turning the party around. Often times, they are utterly fine with the regressive and inhumane policies that makes up their platform; they just don’t to appear as nuts.

I love this woman like my own grandma, but she’s stuck on the idea that moderate Republicans can still turn this shit around and that Brooks is an intellectual Democrats need to listen to.

Anybody read this editorial at all? I’m having a shitty week so far, and I really don’t need the ulcer that this thing would probably induce.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:23:43am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Expulsion from Congress requires a 2/3 majority to do it. Gosar is safe.

That said, bringing up an expulsion vote might force the Republicans to actually go on record with a vote saying they don’t consider veiled threats sufficient reason to expel a member.

On the other hand, GOP members might dislike him enough that enough go over the line to vote to eject him.

Given that the House GOP is considering punishing members who voted for the infrastructure bill I suspect there will be a lot of pressure to vote party line against censuring, much less expelling, Gosar.

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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:24:43am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Q’onos Home Network

With that one, when the service goes down, you get a message on screen that says “TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE!”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:24:43am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He would have to get caught actually murdering someone before they would go that far…

After they verify that the victim was not minority, gay, Democrat, or belonged to any other group that they deemed to “deserve it”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:25:06am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My God, that was my standard student lunch as an underpaid TA at University of Arizona in the early 80’s: a PBJ with a glass of Hawaiian Punch mix and a handful of popcorn scrounged from the Russian Club Movie Night stores. (now it can be told, Dr. Phillips)

Did I mention that Ken Weaver, ex of the Fugs, was one of my office mates?

Classic meal recipes can’t be beat. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:25:25am

re: #263 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

After they verify that the victim was not minority, gay, Democrat, or belonged to any other group that they deemed to “deserve it”.

yes, he would have to be caught murdering a white conservative…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:25:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:26:44am
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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:27:08am

re: #260 Mattand

He removes all agency and responsibility from Republicans and conservatives:

Brooks:

“…Democrats are not good at thinking about culture, even though cultural issues drive our politics. You can’t win a culture war by raising the minimum wage. In fact, if politics are going to be all culture war — as Republicans have tried to make them — I suspect Democrats can’t win it at all.
Democrats need a positive moral vision that would start by rejecting the idea that we are locked into incessant conflict along class, cultural, racial and ideological lines. It would reject all the appurtenances of the culture warrior pose — the us/them thinking, exaggerating the malevolence of the other half of the country, relying on crude essentialist stereotypes to categorize yourself and others.
It would instead offer a vision of unity, unity, unity. That unity is based on a recognition of the complex humanity of each person — that each person is in the act of creating a meaningful life. It would reject racism, the ultimate dehumanizing force, but also reject any act that seeks to control the marketplace of ideas or intimidate those with opposing views. It would reject ideas and movements that seek to reduce complex humans to their group identities. It would stand for racial, economic and ideological integration, and against separatism, criticizing, for example, the way conservatives are often shut out from elite cultural institutions.

Democrats will be outvoted if they are seen to be standing with elite culture warriors against mass culture warriors, or imposing the values of metropolitan centers. On the cultural front especially, they have to be seen as champions of the whole nation.”

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mmmirele  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:27:25am

New Software Rollout Day 2 Holy Crap I Am Going To Lose My Mind

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:27:26am

re: #262 Mattand

With that one, when the service goes down, you get a message on screen that says “TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE!”

*Draws d’k tagh*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:27:41am
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jeffreyw  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:28:11am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

CDC vans are staffed with people in either white lab coats or yellow hazmat suits.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:28:45am
elite culture warriors against mass culture warriors

?
vs.
Joe Rogan?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:29:21am
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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:29:34am

re: #268 jaunte

He removes all agency and responsibility from Republicans and conservatives:

Brooks:

Thanks. That section alone is already making my temples pulse.

Sooooo many straw men in that passage.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:30:36am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

We all know Mccarthy probably sent a message to Gosar saying how awesome he thought the video was.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:31:08am

re: #275 Mattand

“Crude essentialist stereotypes” = accurate description of actions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:31:35am

Ruling vs. governing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:31:54am

re: #268 jaunte

“…Democrats will be outvoted if they are seen to be standing with elite culture warriors against mass culture warriors, or imposing the values of metropolitan centers. On the cultural front especially, they have to be seen as champions of the whole nation.”

No problem with imposing rural values on metropolitan centers, though…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:31:58am
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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:32:27am

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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:33:20am

re: #270 Varek Raith

*Draws d’k tagh*

Hopefully it has some Shakespeare inscribed on the hilt, written in the original Klingon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:33:39am
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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:33:49am

Does David Brooks understand that the need to raise the minimum wage has nothing to do with “winning a culture war?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:33:58am

re: #224 JOE 🥓

We are required to give them a warning that if they continue with their use of unacceptable language the call will be disconnected.

If they continue using Carlin’s 7 dirty words or racial slurs we disconnect.

And when they call back to complain we remind them every call we take is recorded and we heard the offensive crap they said.

It took ages of Union bargaining to get that for us. Before we were told we were paid to take abuse.

That’s fucked up beyond belief. When I started working for t he FDA, my supervisor/mentor made it explicit that, while we are public servants, we are not public punching bags. When bad shit was said, go ahead, warn and then if it repeats, hang up. Go tell your supervisor what happened, cause they’re going to need the heads up annoy the incoming call complaining about me.

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lawhawk  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:34:10am

So, right before election day, Curtis Sliwa, the GOP candidate for NYC mayor, was hit by a vehicle in NYC. Well, it turns out that Sliwa was running across the street, against the light, and the taxi that hit him had no chance to stop.

That’s why Curtis was so hesitant to talk about the incident after it happened and why we shouldn’t expect any charges against the driver. It was Sliwa who acted recklessly by running out into traffic. He’s lucky he wasn’t killed.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:35:12am

re: #269 mmmirele

New Software Rollout Day 2 Holy Crap I Am Going To Lose My Mind

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:35:30am

re: #284 jaunte

Does David Brooks understand that the need to raise the minimum wage has nothing to do with “winning a culture war?”

Real Americans don’t need a minimum wage. Your value as a human being both determines your salary and is determined by your salary.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:36:17am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

FBI SURVEILLANCE

Don’t take CIA_MOBILE_HOTSPOT; that’s mine.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:36:38am

re: #143 GlutenFreeJesus

True story: I went to a Verizon store to see how much of a price break I could get over my T-Mobile bill. Now up my way, Verizon is still LTE 4G whereas T-Mobile has 5G. So for giggles I had the Verizon salescrirter run a Speedtest. He pulled 70 Mbps. I then ran a Speedtest on my T-Mobile phone. With their 5G, I got close to 140 MBps. As I left, I said so much for Verizon’s superior network.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:36:40am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hard to believe someone that muddleheaded about real life actually gets published.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:37:02am

re: #284 jaunte

Does David Brooks understand that the need to raise the minimum wage has nothing to do with “winning a culture war?”

I don’t think he cares.

And I don’t care about him.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:37:16am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:37:20am

re: #268 jaunte

He removes all agency and responsibility from Republicans and conservatives:

Brooks:

from that, this bit:

“…Democrats are not good at thinking about culture, even though cultural issues drive our politics. You can’t win a culture war by raising the minimum wage. In fact, if politics are going to be all culture war — as Republicans have tried to make them — I suspect Democrats can’t win it at all.

Seems to me the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act, marriage equality, the Fair Credit Act, women’s reproductive rights, &c are all “culture war” issues on which Democrats have been good at thinking about culture.

Here in Conservatopia, we’re up for a second minimum wage increase referendum in the last few years. (This one goes to $15.00 per hour, though it is gradual.) Maryjane will be back on the ballot after conservatives blocked it last time. We passed Medicaid expansion via referendum (though it took a lawsuit to get the governor to implement it after it passed).

David Brooks is full of crap.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:37:31am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I used to live off tortillas sold door to door and a big jar of Price Club Laura Scudders peanut butter when I was at same U of Arizona neighborhood in mid 1980’s 😎

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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:37:44am

re: #284 jaunte

Does David Brooks understand that the need to raise the minimum wage has nothing to do with “winning a culture war?”

Gotta love this passage. Starts off with the implication that somehow Democrats are not addressing racism, and then dresses up the phrase “Dems need stop criticizing us for institutionalizing racism” in a cheap, off-the-rack adjective laden tuxedo from Bloviating R Us.

It would instead offer a vision of unity, unity, unity. That unity is based on a recognition of the complex humanity of each person — that each person is in the act of creating a meaningful life. It would reject racism, the ultimate dehumanizing force, but also reject any act that seeks to control the marketplace of ideas or intimidate those with opposing views.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:38:14am

Thread, lotta tweets, mocking the University of Austin garbage. If you need a laugh, take a look.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:38:23am

re: #289 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Mine is “FIVE EYES REMOTE 6AG260”.

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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:41:15am

re: #290 Eric The Fruit Bat

True story: I went to a Verizon store to see how much of a price break I could get over my T-Mobile bill. Now up my way, Verizon is still LTE 4G whereas T-Mobile has 5G. So for giggles I had the Verizon salescrirter run a Speedtest. He pulled 70 Mbps. I then ran a Speedtest on my T-Mobile phone. With their 5G, I got close to 140 MBps. As I left, I said so much for Verizon’s superior network.

We were happy T-Mobile users but we switched to Mint Mobile last year. They use T-Mobile’s 4G network. Getting the phones online with the new SIMs was a little shaky, but the service has been rock solid. Literally saving $60-$70 a month on the cellular bill.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:41:17am

“Chris Christie, who just made a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely massacred by his statements that Republicans have to move on from the past, meaning the 2020 Election Fraud. Everybody remembers that Chris left New Jersey with a less than 9% approval rating—a record low, and they didn’t want to hear this from him!”

heh

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jeffreyw  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:42:20am

re: #260 Mattand

Along those lines:

I was speaking with my former boss over the weekend. Lovely woman, now in her 90’s (!), gave me my first start way back when.

She’s an avid NYT reader and was exhorting me to read the latest David Brooks editorial in which he (insert massive eyeroll here) patiently explains to the reader what Democrats need to do reconnect to voters after last week’s elections.

I politely but firmly re-iterated my, shall we say, distaste for Mr. Brooks, and while admittedly having not read the piece, stated that his advice probably boiled down to “Democrats need to vote for everything Republicans support.”

I tried explaining that the bigger problem is that the party is beyond saving at this point, and that “moderate” Republicans are a non-factor in turning the party around. Often times, they are utterly fine with the regressive and inhumane policies that makes up their platform; they just don’t to appear as nuts.

I love this woman like my own grandma, but she’s stuck on the idea that moderate Republicans can still turn this shit around and that Brooks is an intellectual Democrats need to listen to.

Anybody read this editorial at all? I’m having a shitty week so far, and I really don’t need the ulcer that this thing would probably induce.

Charlie Pierce read it. esquire.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:43:23am
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Mattand  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:44:15am

re: #301 jeffreyw

Charlie Pierce read it. esquire.com

Danke Schoen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:44:32am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:44:41am

Executive privilege? BYEBYE!

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:46:18am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:47:15am

re: #297 Dopamine Fish

This explains a whole bunch. Someone else probably already pointed it out, but it bears additional emphasis.

I left my post as president of St. John’s College in Annapolis to build a university in Austin dedicated to the fearless pursuit of truth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:48:23am

re: #264 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Classic meal recipes can’t be beat. /s

Dinner was usually a packet of ramen noodles, they used to be seven for a buck, eight when on sale. I usually refined them with eggs or cabbage or tofu or something to make them stretch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:49:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:49:47am

re: #295 So Cal Greek Hippie

I used to live off tortillas sold door to door and a big jar of Price Club Laura Scudders peanut butter when I was at same U of Arizona neighborhood in mid 1980’s 😎

the student ghetto south of campus?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:50:31am

re: #281 JOE 🥓

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I think Russian influence managers initially had a very limited understanding of the American right and honestly did not realize how easy it would be to find willing accomplices.
This would reflect the Cold War narrative that right wingers and racists were fanatically supportive of US government policy. I remember talking to a Polish air force officer, an actual Communist, who was surprised to hear that the Ku Klux Klan and great swatches of President Reagan’s own party were often hostile to the federal government. He had thought they were something like the Nazi SA, a gang of thugs oriented toward supporting the regime.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:50:39am

re: #162 Dopamine Fish

And yet they’re going to punish the people that voted for it. (By the way, BY DEFINITION, that makes it not bipartisan. So they can shut the fuck up about passing bipartisan legislation, because there is no such thing anymore.)

In the Senate, it was definitely bipartisan. Even Mitch McConnell voted for it. So the question is: is McCarthy doing McConnell’s bidding or just marching in lockstep with Trump?

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TedStriker  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:51:06am

re: #299 Mattand

We were happy T-Mobile users but we switched to Mint Mobile last year. They use T-Mobile’s 4G network. Getting the phones online with the new SIMs was a little shaky, but the service has been rock solid. Literally saving $60-$70 a month on the cellular bill.

Doesn’t hurt that Ryan Reynolds, all-around Canadian nice guy, is a co-owner of Mint Mobile…

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:51:45am

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dinner was usually a packet of ramen noodles, they used to be seven for a buck, eight when on sale. I usually refined them with eggs or cabbage or tofu or something to make them stretch.

Mrs. Fish would use a can of chicken soup, a bag of frozen vegetables, and a can of crescent roll dough to make miniature chicken pot pies. That was an excellent budget meal when I was still fairly poor. We would also do the “enhanced ramen”, and similar with macaroni and cheese (using deli meat or hot dogs, maybe frozen vegetables).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:52:11am

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dinner was usually a packet of ramen noodles, they used to be seven for a buck, eight when on sale. I usually refined them with eggs or cabbage or tofu or something to make them stretch.

I recall eating Cup O Noodles quite a bit in my college years at times when I only had access to hot water. Also very popular if you had access to a fridge (to store milk and butter/margarine), stove and some pots and pans was generic mac and cheese mix since you could get those five for a buck at the local Giant Eagle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:52:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:53:54am

re: #293 jaunte

Because we all know the Atlanta is a giant bastion of conservatism.

///

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Jay C  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:53:55am

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

David Brooks is full of crap.

I was going to comment on Mr. Brooks’ latest thumbsucker: but the NYT comments section was closed (after 2144), so I was going to do it here instead, but you beat me to it with as pithy a recap as I could craft, so there we are…..

I had really had some hopes that David Brooks had (somewhat) moved on from his usual fatuous, facile “analyses” - which, on the political level, always seem to boil down to “Republicans bad, but Democrats useless”, but, alas, disappointed again.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:54:00am

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL might as well really piss off my neighbours.

Breakfast of champions: Peanut butter sandwich washed down with Kool-Aid laced with rum.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:54:13am

Big Night Out was a trip to Wendy’s for a bowl of chili. I would eat half and then go back and refill it with a mixture of (free) crackers, ketchup and hot sauce to stretch it…

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:56:58am

Memories of the Pitt Crapateria where breakfast and lunch were OK but Dinner wasn’t even up to Hometown Buffet/Golden Corral standards.

Roast Beast, Chicken stew, the worst was Beef A La Dutch which was stew beef in pea soup. So bad folks just threw it in the trash and the flies wouldn’t come near the can.

So glad I had a GE Toaster Oven in my dorm room and I could buy Swanson frozen dinners for 75¢. I got addicted to the Swiss Steak dinners. I’d clean them out when I went to the Giant Eagle or A&P by the campus.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:57:33am

I’m going to stumble off to bed.

Last week’s snow didn’t break any branches on my elm tree, but it caused a sudden dump of all the leaves at once.

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dinner was usually a packet of ramen noodles, they used to be seven for a buck, eight when on sale. I usually refined them with eggs or cabbage or tofu or something to make them stretch.

Hey, I’ll get some ramen noodles before bed. I blame my mother for hooking me on those in the Seventies when she could get them for 5 ¢ a package.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 8:57:54am

re: #311 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

…I remember talking to a Polish air force officer, an actual Communist, who was surprised to hear that the Ku Klux Klan and great swatches of President Reagan’s own party were often hostile to the federal government. He had thought they were something like the Nazi SA, a gang of thugs oriented toward supporting the regime.

Hard to explain hatred of the Federal Government to anyone unfamiliar with the US South and its “rich cultural and historical traditions”.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:00:47am

re: #321 JOE 🥓

Memories of the Pitt Crapateria where breakfast and lunch were OK but Dinner wasn’t even up to Hometown Buffet/Golden Corral standards.

Roast Beast, Chicken stew, the worst was Beef A La Dutch which was stew beef in pea soup. So bad folks just threw it in the trash and the flies wouldn’t come near the can.

So glad I had a GE Toaster Oven in my dorm room and I could buy Swanson frozen dinners for 75¢. I got addicted to the Swiss Steak dinners. I’d clean them out when I went to the Giant Eagle or A&P by the campus.

I only carried a meal plan at Pitt as long as it was required. After that it was sort of free-range between cheap stuff gotten at the Giant Eagle, “O” fries, pizza, and the occasional group meals with my fraternity brothers since the house had a kitchen.

I also went home every couple of weekends to do laundry and see my parents. That got me a couple of home cooked meals a week and some supplies from there as well.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:02:52am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

“If we rule in your favor, this will be a heavy part of our docket for years to come.”

“If we let you live, everyone’s going to want to live.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:03:37am

re: #318 Jay C

I was going to comment on Mr. Brooks’ latest thumbsucker: but the NYT comments section was closed (after 2144), so I was going to do it here instead, but you beat me to it with as pithy a recap as I could craft, so there we are…..

I had really had some hopes that David Brooks had (somewhat) moved on from his usual fatuous, facile “analyses” - which, on the political level, always seem to boil down to “Republicans bad, but Democrats useless”, but, alas, disappointed again.

My only curiosity regarding Brooks and the other wags is:
1. Do they actually realize how much of an authoritarian wreck the GOP is, and that Trump’s behavior and party acceptance of said behavior is a very clear sign of how deep the rot is?

2. Are they in denial of the rot, or, worse, want the authoritarianism and just think Trump is a crass expression of it?

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:04:20am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

Slippery slope arguments almost always fail to impress me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:04:37am

re: #326 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

My only curiosity regarding Brooks and the other wags is:
1. Do they actually realize how much of an authoritarian wreck the GOP is, and that Trump’s behavior and party acceptance of said behavior is a very clear sign of how deep the rot is?

2. Are they in denial of the rot, or, worse, want the authoritarianism and just think Trump is a crass expression of it?

It is the party of white businessmen, and they will remain true to their class.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:05:05am

SNAP!

Third mousetrap in six hours.

It seems that mice really like my wife’s Turkish-inspired cheese and spinach pie.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:05:15am

re: #324 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I only carried a meal plan at Pitt as long as it was required. After that it was sort of free-range between cheap stuff gotten at the Giant Eagle, “O” fries, pizza, and the occasional group meals with my fraternity brothers since the house had a kitchen.

I also went home every couple of weekends to do laundry and see my parents. That got me a couple of home cooked meals a week and some supplies from there as well.

We had a fantastic cafeteria at my university, so there were a LOT of students that would eat on-campus most or all of the time. The flip side of that is that our campus was in bumfuck middle of nowhere; the nearby town had one small sit-down restaurant that was family owned and operated since the early 1960’s, but otherwise, you were driving 20+ minutes for any kind of food. I think there was a gas station on the far side of town, with the usual assortment of stuff, but the town didn’t even have its own grocery store.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:05:54am

re: #290 Eric The Fruit Bat

True story: I went to a Verizon store to see how much of a price break I could get over my T-Mobile bill. Now up my way, Verizon is still LTE 4G whereas T-Mobile has 5G. So for giggles I had the Verizon salescrirter run a Speedtest. He pulled 70 Mbps. I then ran a Speedtest on my T-Mobile phone. With their 5G, I got close to 140 MBps. As I left, I said so much for Verizon’s superior network.

Gonna go talk to them about switching over from AT&T.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:07:36am

re: #315 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I recall eating Cup O Noodles quite a bit in my college years at times when I only had access to hot water. Also very popular if you had access to a fridge (to store milk and butter/margarine), stove and some pots and pans was generic mac and cheese mix since you could get those five for a buck at the local Giant Eagle.

Instant noodles are popular with the homeless, for obvious reasons. It was my idea to start stocking them in bulk at our church pantry. It’s been a big hit. We have one client who likes Vienna sausages with Ramen or Cup O Noodles. Haven’t tried that but it might work. Canned chopped ham ($1 for 4 ounces) definitely does. For hungry people who have homes (a larger group than the actual homeless), the frozen mixed vegetables are an excellent choice for all kinds of things. I never liked the canned mixed veggies, but I discovered recently that the Wal Mart store brand of “Mixed Vegetable Medley” is actually pretty good. I got some of those for my emergency food stash, too.

I know all this will absolutely horrify suburban foody snobs. Fuck them and their pretensions.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:07:43am

T-Mobile tends to be the cheapest of the major carriers. You will seldom if ever save money switching from them to Verizon or AT&T.

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:09:01am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:09:09am

re: #333 Eclectic Cyborg

T-Mobile tends to be the cheapest of the major carriers. You will seldom if ever save money switching from them to Verizon or AT&T.

And I have never had a problem with their support personnel, and few problems with their service. Only place nowadays where I reliably don’t get a good connection is up north at the lake where my parents rent their cabin every year.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:09:43am

re: #325 jaunte

“If we rule in your favor, this will be a heavy part of our docket for years to come.”

“If we let you live, everyone’s going to want to live.”

This is why courts have shied away from “religious sincerity arguments.”

All these questions are crap anyway, since Mr. Ramirez is only asking for a prayer with human contact, not a suspension of his sentence.

If the court can decide what is sincere religious belief, then the court can rule against any minority religious belief as “not sincere.”

Ofttimes justices will ask questions which are intentionally antagonistic to see what the thinking of the respondents are, but I don’t trust these guys as far as I can throw ‘em.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:14:02am

I remember Gwyneth Paltrow of anatomical scent fame piously declaring that she would NEVER feed her children instant soup.
Fine for her, but if they were living out of their run-down car in a strip mall parking lot in darkest Redneckistan they would be glad to have it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:15:13am
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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:16:15am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

Astrogeology pr0n.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:19:48am

Gee, Bob!

Why didn’t you publish this before the election?

WATCH: Bob Woodward claims to have evidence of a Trump conspiracy in CNN interview

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:20:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:23:49am

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Instant noodles are popular with the homeless, for obvious reasons.

They were invented in Japan after WW2 when many people were bombed out and had no proper means of preparing meals, and for the very purpose of being simple and easy to prepare.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:25:09am

re: #337 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I remember Gwyneth Paltrow of anatomical scent fame piously declaring that she would NEVER feed her children instant soup.
Fine for her, but if they were living out of their run-down car in a strip mall parking lot in darkest Redneckistan they would be glad to have it.

I’ll bet Ms. Paltrow has a staff chef.

I was glad for fresh salad growing up.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:25:10am

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Instant noodles are popular with the homeless, for obvious reasons. It was my idea to start stocking them in bulk at our church pantry. It’s been a big hit. We have one client who likes Vienna sausages with Ramen or Cup O Noodles. Haven’t tried that but it might work. Canned chopped ham ($1 for 4 ounces) definitely does. For hungry people who have homes (a larger group than the actual homeless), the frozen mixed vegetables are an excellent choice for all kinds of things. I never liked the canned mixed veggies, but I discovered recently that the Wal Mart store brand of “Mixed Vegetable Medley” is actually pretty good. I got some of those for my emergency food stash, too.

I know all this will absolutely horrify suburban foody snobs. Fuck them and their pretensions.

I was keeping instant noodles, microwave popcorn, and cheese crackers in a desk drawer at work for years to have available in case I needed to work through lunch or otherwise not have time to go out and grab something to eat.

And then I started paying attention to my salt intake and started reading ingredient labels much more closely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:25:18am

moron

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:25:27am

re: #341 Backwoods_Sleuth

Companies wanting to pay the same wages as before, and some not hiring even though they say they are trying in order to move to needing less employees by implementing self-checkouts or automation.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:26:45am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

My dad and mom are retired. My sister is vaccinated, as are my sons. And my brother is a lost cause and he will have to live with his choices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:27:14am

re: #346 Belafon

Companies wanting to pay the same wages as before, and some not hiring even though they say they are trying in order to move to needing less employees by implementing self-checkouts or automation.

also need fewer employees because they are expecting the remaining employees to do twice the work (or more!) for no increase in pay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:28:39am

re: #343 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’ll bet Ms. Paltrow has a staff chef.

I was glad for fresh salad growing up.

My mom was a good cook but she was too busy working to keep a roof over our heads. I grew up on Campbell’s soup and Chef Boyardee spaghetti.

When she had time to cook properly, it was terrific, but that was usually only on Sundays.

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Jay C  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:28:45am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

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moron

And, for myself, everyone on that list would be someone I would vigorously urge to get vaccinated: to save both their jobs and their lives/health…

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:29:13am

re: #347 Belafon

My dad and mom are retired. My sister is vaccinated, as are my sons. And my brother is a lost cause and he will have to live with his choices.

My dad is retired. My brother-in-law could lose his job, but to be honest, that wouldn’t bother me. They wouldn’t even suffer for it; my sister lives close to my parents, and they are plenty wealthy enough to take care of that family until such time as my brother-in-law finds another job (and he would; he is in a high demand field).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:29:43am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

Your mom could lose her job life because of COVID19.

Your dad could lose his job life.

Your sister.

Your brother.

Your son.

Your daughter.

Just in time for the holidays.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:29:46am
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piratedan  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:30:12am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

or….. they could get vaccinated.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:31:25am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:32:20am

re: #355 Dopamine Fish

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:32:54am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:33:03am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

I must have missed the part where Joe Biden called EVERY MAJOR COMPANY IN AMERICA and demanded their employees be vaccinated.

/

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:34:30am

re: #340 JOE 🥓

Gee, Bob!

Why didn’t you publish this before the election?

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Video

Didn’t he get this specific information well after the election?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:36:00am

re: #344 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I was keeping instant noodles, microwave popcorn, and cheese crackers in a desk drawer at work for years to have available in case I needed to work through lunch or otherwise not have time to go out and grab something to eat.

And then I started paying attention to my salt intake and started reading ingredient labels much more closely.

I’m careful about salt intake. Paying real attention made an amazing, and pretty easy, difference on my blood pressure. Noodles aren’t too bad in that respect. Microwave popcorn and especially cheese crackers definitely are but we do not include those in the pantry. Boxed crackers (which we do have) are bad enough but nobody wants the unsalted types. Excessive salt intake is a problem for the homeless and poor but less of a priority than having food in the first place. It is not a big problem for people who live on the street in hot weather. Most of the time though, this is why it is a bad idea, not to mention excessively expensive, to buy fast food for the homeless. We see this a lot.

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:37:17am

re: #358 Eclectic Cyborg

I must have missed the part where Joe Biden called EVERY MAJOR COMPANY IN AMERICA and demanded their employees be vaccinated.

/

I can’t quite tell what the / is supposed to mean, but he is sending OSHA after every company with more than 100 employees to demand their employees get vaccinated.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:37:54am

re: #179 Citizen K

Why do states with democratic majorities fail to live up to their values?

Because every time they meet their goals, they set them higher.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:38:17am

re: #361 Belafon

I can’t quite tell what the / is supposed to mean, but he is sending OSHA after every company with more than 100 employees to demand their employees get vaccinated.

Right, but didn’t most major companies start requiring vaccinations before he did that?

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:39:24am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe Kathy Griffin should resend the photo of her with TFG’s severed head. They really seemed to lose their shit over that one.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:41:32am

I got this from SorryAntiVaxxer. I mean, holy shit.

By Karen Gallardo

I’m a respiratory therapist. With the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patient, when they’re vaccinated, most likely ends after STAGE 1.

Get vaccinated. If you choose not to here’s what to expect:

STAGE 1. You’ve had debilitating symptoms for a few days, but now it’s so hard to breath you come to the emergency room. Your oxygen saturation levels tell us you need a supplemental flow of 1 to 4 liters of 02 per minute. We start you on antivirals, steroids, anticoagulants or monoclonal antibodies. You’re run down for several days, but if we can wean you off 02 you get discharged. You’ll survive

STAGE 2. It becomes ever harder for you to breathe. “Like drowning” patients describe. Your 02 requirements increase from 4 liters to 15 liters to 40 liters per minute. Sitting up or going to the bathroom is impossible because of your need for 02. You are transferred to intensive care.

STAGE 3. You are exhausted from hyperventilating to supply your body with air. We put you on “positive pressure” ventilation, a big bulky mask velcro’d tightly to your face so the machine can pop open your lungs.

STAGE 4. You are severely fatigued from trying to breathe. A blood sample tells us your 02 levels are critically low. We prepare to intubate you. We suggest you call your loved ones if you are able and if there’s time. It may be the last time they hear your voice.
We connect you to a ventilator. You are sedated and paralyzed, fed through a tube, hooked to a Foley catheter and a rectal tube. We turn your limp body regularly so you don’t develop bed sores. We bathe you. We flip you on your stomach to allow for better oxygenation. We will try experimental therapeutics.

STAGE 5. Some survive stage 4. Unfortunately you have not improved after several days on the ventilator. Your infested lungs need assistance and time to heal, something that an ECMO machine, which bypasses your lungs and oxygenates your blood can do. But alas, our community hospital doesn’t have one. If you are stable enough you will get transferred to another hospital for that.

STAGE 6. The pressure on your lungs is so high that air can leak into your chest cavity. We insert tubes to clear it out. Your kidneys fail to filter the byproducts of the drugs we give you. Despite diuretics, your entire body swells from fluid retention. You require dialysis to help with renal function. You are susceptible to infections. a chest x-ray shows fluid in your lungs. A blood clot may show up. We can’t prevent these at this point. We can only treat them. If your blood pressure drops, we will administer vasopressors to bring it up, but your heart may stop anyway. After several rounds of CPR we get a pulse. but soon, your family will have to make a tough decision.

STAGE 7. After several meetings your family decides to withdraw care. We extubate you, turn off the breathing machinery. We set up a final face-time call with your oved ones. As we work we hear crying and loving good-byes. We cry too, and we hold your hand until your last natural breath.

Jesus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:43:51am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:44:19am

re: #365 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Usually stage 4 is the point where patients will beg for the vaccine.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:45:44am

re: #184 Dopamine Fish

You just know that if Trump was still President, they would be all in favor of vaccine mandates, and in fact, would be even less willing to tolerate exemptions than we are. Literally everything they disagree with comes down to, “We hate Democrats.” It is disappointing to me that an entire political faction in this country has, as its only purpose, to treat the rest of their own country like the enemy.

Don’t forget that at a recent rally, tfg told the attendees to get vaccinated and they booed him. The repugs may not be able to walk this one back — it’s the perfect cluster of anti-liberal, anti-intellectual, superstitious… anyway, it’s everything the repug rank and file could want in one package.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:46:08am

re: #363 Eclectic Cyborg

Right, but didn’t most major companies start requiring vaccinations before he did that?

Never let a fact get in the way of a conservative talking point.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:47:57am

re: #349 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My mom was a good cook but she was too busy working to keep a roof over our heads. I grew up on Campbell’s soup and Chef Boyardee spaghetti.

When she had time to cook properly, it was terrific, but that was usually only on Sundays.

I was one of nine children (no more than 7 at one time though, since I was grown and out of the house when the last 2 were born). I developed a real taste for Chef Boyardee products. My mother, who was a genius with low cost food, preferred the ravioli over spaghetti. I still like it, especially since I can cook it in the oven with extra cheese and sausage. We (the mob of kids) did not like beefaroni at all and spaghetti-os were well down on the preference list. I think I was an adult before I realized that Chef Boyardee products came in the little 15 oz. cans as well as the big 28 oz. ones we always had.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:48:34am

*blink*

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Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:48:41am

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Can’t wait for the Ohio legislature to stick the shiv in Gym Neighbors when they eliminate his district!

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:49:22am

re: #370 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I was one of nine children (no more than 7 at one time though, since I was grown and out of the house when the last 2 were born). I developed a real taste for Chef Boyardee products. My mother, who was a genius with low cost food, preferred the ravioli over spaghetti. I still like it, especially since I can cook it in the oven with extra cheese and sausage. We (the mob of kids) did not like beefaroni at all and spaghetti-os were well down on the preference list. I think I was an adult before I realized that Chef Boyardee products came in the little 15 oz. cans as well as the big 28 oz. ones we always had.

Chef Boyardee mini ravioli is the best.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:51:21am

Another reminder that most celebrities do not get where they are by being smart.

Singer Demi Lovato has become a paid promoter for a New Age conspiracy-theory website, directing their fans to a video platform filled with hoaxes about sinister aliens, vaccines, world-spanning cabals, and reptilian overlords.

Lovato, who uses they/them pronouns, announced last week that they had become an “ambassador” for streaming video site Gaia. While Gaia’s video collections also include yoga videos, Lovato made clear that their focus was on the site’s conspiratorial content.

Demi Lovato Promotes Lizard-War Videos at ‘Hub for QAnon’ (The Daily Beast)

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:52:40am

I’M NOT SINISTER!

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Belafon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:53:12am

re: #363 Eclectic Cyborg

Right, but didn’t most major companies start requiring vaccinations before he did that?

My company didn’t, and it’s in the 10k employee range.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:53:49am

re: #373 Varek Raith

Chef Boyardee mini ravioli is the best.

Best what? It’s definitely not the best food or anything like the best ravioli. The best Chef Boyardee product maybe?

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jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:53:50am

They always forget to mention the dexter-aliens.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:53:58am

re: #368 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Don’t forget that at a recent rally, tfg told the attendees to get vaccinated and they booed him. The repugs may not be able to walk this one back — it’s the perfect cluster of anti-liberal, anti-intellectual, superstitious… anyway, it’s everything the repug rank and file could want in one package.

In part because being told by Trump and stooges to get vaccinated at this point and accepting that advice means they have to face the reality that they had been played after throwing their whole soul into supporting someone telling them that being greedy, biased, and ignorant was good. That is a huge ego hit to take and many simply would rather delude themselves and simply go further down the rabbit hole.

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Jay C  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:54:05am

re: #372 JOE 🥓

Can’t wait for the Ohio legislature to stick the shiv in Gym Neighbors when they eliminate his district!

Why?
The Ohio Lege is lopsidedly Republican: wouldn’t they be more likely to gerrymander the districts to protect a senior GOPer, rather than eliminate him?

381
Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:54:07am

re: #365 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I got this from SorryAntiVaxxer. I mean, holy shit.

Jesus.

I remember reading that in a Twitter thread several weeks ago. It was an extremely sobering look into the world of hurt that is severe COVID.

382
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:54:37am

re: #377 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Best what? It’s definitely not the best food or anything like the best ravioli. The best Chef Boyardee product maybe?

Yes.

383
Hecuba's daughter  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:55:39am

re: #368 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Don’t forget that at a recent rally, tfg told the attendees to get vaccinated and they booed him. The repugs may not be able to walk this one back — it’s the perfect cluster of anti-liberal, anti-intellectual, superstitious… anyway, it’s everything the repug rank and file could want in one package.

Our brother praised DeSantis Saturday for his early comprehensive actions in getting the elderly (was it just the wealthy elderly?) vaccinated. He tried to persuade us that DeSantis has been doing the right thing when it came to vaccinations. The question then is why did DeSantis hire an anti-Covid-vaxxer as surgeon general? Is it because he has observed the base has become hostile to vaccines and so he wants to pretend that he shares this hostility? A man with no ethics or principles — an ideal model of a Republican politician.

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danarchy  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:56:29am

re: #376 Belafon

My company didn’t, and it’s in the 10k employee range.

The 5th Circuit stayed the order, but the Biden admin is trying to appeal and hoping to move the case to another circuit.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:56:54am

re: #382 Varek Raith

Yes.

I tried it once as an adult trying to recapture my youth, but my youth turned out to not be so great.

386
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 9:57:50am

re: #380 Jay C

Why?
The Ohio Lege is lopsidedly Republican: wouldn’t they be more likely to gerrymander the districts to protect a senior GOPer, rather than eliminate him?

Looks like he pissed them off according to news reports and Ohio has decided that since they lost a seat it’s his on the chopping block that’s gonna go.

387
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:00:19am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

sound on!

[Embedded content]

A rockhopper missionary in a sea of (looks like) king penguins. He’s never gonna convert them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:04:08am

re: #385 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I tried it once as an adult trying to recapture my youth, but my youth turned out to not be so great.

There are some aspects of my youth I’d love to recapture.

And some I’d not.

389
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:05:33am

re: #388 Eclectic Cyborg

There are some aspects of my youth I’d love to recapture.

And some I’d not.

Some one once asked me if I’d like to relive highschool.
HAHA, NO.

390
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:06:53am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

Is that…real? That looks…not real. But these days…who knows?

391
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:07:30am

High School Staff Get Slap on Wrist for ‘Man Pageant’ Featuring Student Lap Dances

thedailybeast.com

“poor professional judgement” my F’n Ass!

The mayor of Hazard, Kentucky, has been handed a written reprimand after he was filmed smiling during a high school homecoming event featuring male students in lingerie giving teachers lap dances. Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini, who pulls double-duty as the principal of Hazard High School, exhibited “poor professional judgment in that you allowed a student led skit to reach an inappropriate level,” according to the Oct. 27 rebuke. Two other school employees, Larry Thacker and Joshua Hurt, received identical reprimands a day after the so-called “man pageant” was hosted. The event also had female students pretending to serve beer while wearing Hooters t-shirts.

This is why Kentucky will send Ayn Rand Paul back to the Senate until ol Ayn Rand is put in the GOP Freedom Box®

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Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:08:19am

re: #390 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is that…real? That looks…not real. But these days…who knows?

Nothing is real anymore.
We broke the simulation.

393
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:09:25am

re: #389 Varek Raith

Some one once asked me if I’d like to relive highschool.
HAHA, NO.

Lol. Yeah, I wouldn’t go back any farther than my college days given the chance.

394
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:10:28am

re: #391 JOE 🥓

Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini

Totally doesn’t sound like a mobster name.

/

395
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:10:36am

re: #389 Varek Raith

Some one once asked me if I’d like to relive highschool.
HAHA, NO.

FUCK NO! Once trapped in fucking High School Concentration Camp was enough.

396
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:11:33am

I STILL have dreams involving HS. I’m 38. WTF BRAIN?!

397
No Malarkey!  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:13:11am

Chilling story about MAGA terrorist death threats against election officials that law enforcement won’t prosecute.

398
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:14:05am

re: #396 Varek Raith

I STILL have dreams involving HS. I’m 38. WTF BRAIN?!

It was endless torture from racist kids and hack teachers who had no interest in education. The only thing the School Bored cared about was winning football and basketball teams.

And I checked the local paper and was not surprised that the Republicans got a solid lock on the School Board now and they pledge to eliminate that Commie Critical Race Theory!

399
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:14:47am

re: #393 Eclectic Cyborg

Lol. Yeah, I wouldn’t go back any farther than my college days given the chance.

Back any further, and you lose control entirely, and have to deal with idiots with authority constantly. Any sex would be statutory rape, since you have the mind of an adult. It’s just not a good idea to go back to high school.

400
Jay C  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:15:33am

re: #378 jaunte

They always forget to mention the dexter-aliens.

That’s right!!

401
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:17:04am

re: #398 JOE 🥓

It was endless torture from racist kids and hack teachers who had no interest in education. The only thing the School Bored cared about was winning football and basketball teams.

And I checked the local paper and was not surprised that the Republicans got a solid lock on the School Board now and they pledge to eliminate that Commie Critical Race Theory!

Do you have to go back to your high school? You’d have a better time going back to mine in the Chicago suburbs.

402
Citizen K  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:17:42am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No problem with imposing rural values on metropolitan centers, though…

The infuriating thing continues to be the total inversion of who is ‘elite’ and who speaks for the ‘masses’. The people demanding the most exclusionary treatment and policies are seen as speaking for ‘the people’ or ‘the masses’, and those actually trying to push for inclusive policies that help everything are seen as raging devil ‘elitists’ who hate ‘real Americans’, because apparently Racism and Exclusion is the only thing truly American in this fucking goddamned country.

403
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:18:59am

re: #390 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is that…real? That looks…not real. But these days…who knows?

there’s an entire Twitter Blue thread that starts with that.

404
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:19:58am
405
The Pie Overlord!  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:21:08am
406
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:25:27am

re: #405 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Teddy Roosevelt started the Bull Moose Party.

Trump created the Bull Shit Party.

407
Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:25:29am

I guess we’re going to be doing the Performative Outrage Dance for another news cycle, so there’s this.

408
Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:25:59am
409
Dangerman  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:26:37am
At least 13 senior Trump administration officials illegally mixed governing with campaigning before the 2020 election, intentionally ignoring a law that prohibits merging the two and getting approval to break it,” the Washington Post reports.

But here’s the huge caveat: “No punishment is expected to be assessed because, by most legal interpretations, the president in office at the time is the only person who can take action to fire or reprimand his political appointees when they act illegally.”

Loony tunes law

410
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:27:42am

re: #407 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I guess we’re going to be doing the Performative Outrage Dance for another news cycle, so there’s this.

I’m sorry…WHUT did I just read?!

411
Citizen K  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:28:34am

re: #410 Varek Raith

I’m sorry…WHUT did I just read?!

Alexandra Petri is the WaPo’s regular satirist

412
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:29:16am

re: #411 Citizen K

Alexandra Petri is the WaPo’s regular satirist

Hahahahahaha, that got me good.

413
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:29:31am

Analysis calculates how many hundreds of people will go to prison because of Donald Trump’s election lie

rawstory.com

I know of one less who went from Uncle Sam’s B&B to the Republican Freedom Box®!

414
BeenHereAwhile  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:32:14am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I see a Moderna or CDC van with people dressed in black piling out of it and bundling off my wife, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I got an objection over my WiFi router being named CIA VAN. It seems a couple people here besides me have Internet service now, and they objected to the name.

FBI 302

415
Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:34:17am
416
Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:34:50am
417
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:35:08am

re: #415 Dread Pirate Ron

Good news! The J&J one isn’t mrna based!

418
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:35:36am

re: #361 Belafon

I can’t quite tell what the / is supposed to mean, but he is sending OSHA after every company with more than 100 employees to demand their employees get vaccinated.

You’re leaving off the part — “or be tested weekly”

419
Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:37:38am

re: #417 Varek Raith

Good news! The J&J one isn’t mrna based!

He doesn’t trust that one because it’s been halted a couple of times.

420
The Pie Overlord!  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:37:58am

re: #370 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I was one of nine children (no more than 7 at one time though, since I was grown and out of the house when the last 2 were born). I developed a real taste for Chef Boyardee products. My mother, who was a genius with low cost food, preferred the ravioli over spaghetti. I still like it, especially since I can cook it in the oven with extra cheese and sausage. We (the mob of kids) did not like beefaroni at all and spaghetti-os were well down on the preference list. I think I was an adult before I realized that Chef Boyardee products came in the little 15 oz. cans as well as the big 28 oz. ones we always had.

As soon as my kids were old enough to find their way around the kitchen, I told them that I would teach them how to make their favorite food. So each one chose their favorite: spaghetti & meatballs, mac & cheese, lasagna, frozen pizza (they were too intimidated to make a whole pizza from scratch), burgers, hotdogs, etc. My middle daughter loved fried chicken but she was so grossed out by touching a raw chicken. She didn’t learn how to cook until she got married. My sons all loved to cook.

421
Citizen K  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:38:24am
422
jeffreyw  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:39:26am

re: #391 JOE 🥓

The mayor of Hazard, Kentucky, has been handed a written reprimand after he was filmed smiling during a high school homecoming event featuring male students in lingerie giving teachers lap dances.

It was the smiling that they objected to. Smiling is only ever OK when seeing someone being hurt.

423
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:43:21am

I wish the media would focus on the real issue most of us have with Aaron Rodgers.

THAT HE LIED ABOUT BEING VACCINATED. He knowingly put others in danger. FFS.

424
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:46:11am

re: #421 Citizen K

I don’t think many voters see themselves as Leftists. I’ve met one Leftist, and thousands of Liberals in my lifetime.

I have seen a lot of fascists call Liberals “Leftists” in the past couple of decades.

425
Jay C  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:47:20am

re: #415 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

Well to be fair, leaving aside the issue of whether or not Aaron Rodgers is an idiot*, vaccine allergy IS a real thing (and presumably can be tested for, one hopes) - and is should be one of the few genuinely acceptable excuses for “vaccine hesitancy”. Though the question arises (see footnote) of why or why not Aaron didn’t get - or appear to get - proper medical clearance if he is, indeed, allergic.

*I vote “aye”, myself…

426
sagehen  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:48:36am

re: #405 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

But then she told him if he did that, he’d have to pay his own legal bills, the RNC wouldn’t cover it anymore. And they’d give away the e-mail list to all R candidates in every state, so he wouldn’t be able to rent it out anymore.

After which he said, “hmmm, on second thought, maybe I should stay in the party…”

427
Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:51:12am
428
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:52:17am

re: #425 Jay C

Vaccine allergies gems to be from the way the vaccine is propagated —often egg or with adjuvants that can be problematic — that is much less likely in the mRNA vaccines that are the Pfizer / Moderna versions. Mechanisms are very important and most people just hear, VACCINE ALLERGY and think that means something because it’s a vaccine.

429
HRH Stanley Sea  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:54:38am

re: #395 JOE 🥓

FUCK NO! Once trapped in fucking High School Concentration Camp was enough.

Sigh. Do not compare HS to a concentration camp.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen you do it..

It’s gross & inappropriate.

430
Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:55:19am

Now Big Bird is doing the RICO:

431
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:56:59am

re: #429 HRH Stanley Sea

Sigh. Do not compare HS to a concentration camp.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen you do it..

It’s gross & inappropriate.

Fuck!
Sorry for uprating that.

432
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:57:57am

re: #430 Dopamine Fish

Now Big Bird is doing the RICO:

“The prosecution calls Snuffleupagus to the stand.”

433
Citizen K  Nov 9, 2021 • 10:57:58am

re: #424 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I don’t think many voters see themselves as Leftists. I’ve met one Leftist, and thousands of Liberals in my lifetime.

I have seen a lot of fascists call Liberals “Leftists” in the past couple of decades.

Which I suppose is better than it was before, where calling oneself a ‘liberal’ may as well have been the equivalent of wearing a Ronald McDonald outfit to a job interview, as far as the political culture was concerned.

It’s still just fucking frustrating to think that we may honest to god be at the upper limit of what we can do now, that White Backlash and the Backfire Effect will remain too powerful of a bulwark to change anything else. It’s like Chris Rock said back when: “When you’re white, the sky’s the limit. When you’re black, the limit’s the sky.”

EDIT: Minor typo fix

434
Joe Bacon  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:00:02am

435
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:02:47am

re: #430 Dopamine Fish

Now Big Bird is doing the RICO:

436
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:03:08am

re: #430 Dopamine Fish

Now Big Bird is doing the RICO:

He must be fun at parties.

437
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:05:25am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes. That must be it.
Not the fact that it’s a stupid conspiracy that makes little sense.
Yes sirree!

438
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:06:55am

I miss when CTs had some semblance of making sense in some weird ass way.

439
Dopamine Fish  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:07:08am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

Right-Wing Behaviors I Will Never Understand, Part 37: When caught out saying something stupid, double down on the stupid by insisting that your critics are, bizarrely, proving that you are in fact correct.

440
jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:08:22am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

About Dr. Malone’s claim to be “the inventor of mRNA vaccines,”

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines
Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough.

nature.com

441
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:08:53am

The Vaccine Scientist Spreading Vaccine Misinformation

Robert Malone—a medical doctor and an infectious-disease researcher—recently suggested that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines might actually make COVID-19 infections worse. He chuckled as he imagined Anthony Fauci announcing that the vaccination campaign was all a big mistake (“Oh darn, I was wrong!”) and would need to be abandoned. When he floated that nightmare scenario during a recent podcast interview with Steve Bannon, both men seemed almost delighted at the prospect of public-health officials and pharmaceutical companies getting their comeuppance. “This is a catastrophe,” Bannon declared, beaming at his guest. “You’re hearing it from an individual who invented the mRNA [vaccine] and has dedicated his life to vaccines. He’s the opposite of an anti-vaxxer.”

Before going any further, let’s be clear that the back-and-forth between Bannon and Malone was premised on misinformation. The vaccines have repeatedly been shown to help prevent symptomatic coronavirus infections and reduce their severity. Malone was riffing on a botched sentence in a USA Today article, one that was later deleted but not before being screenshotted and widely shared.

ooookaaaayyy

442
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:09:44am

re: #441 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Vaccine Scientist Spreading Vaccine Misinformation

ooookaaaayyy

Oh boy, he’s crazy!

443
jaunte  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:11:50am

re: #441 Backwoods_Sleuth

A self-promoting egomaniac AND Steve Bannon in one interview!

444
Amory Blaine  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:13:32am

The infrastructure bill provides 68 billion per year in new spending.

445
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:14:59am

re: #442 Varek Raith

Oh boy, he’s crazy!

He thought the vaccines would help with his long covid symptoms. Why would he think this?

446
Shropshire Slasher  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:19:08am

re: #377 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Best what? It’s definitely not the best food or anything like the best ravioli. The best Chef Boyardee product maybe?

I am getting heartburn reading that.

447
Amory Blaine  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:22:46am

I will only eat spaghetti-os with the meat-like balls.

448
Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:23:27am

See you all later!

449
aatharuv  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:24:40am

re: #405 The Pie Overlord!

Damnit, why can’t Donnie just pull the trigger and leave. If we can have our Rose Twitterers and Greens, they certainly can have their true Trumpists leaving the party out of “principle”.

450
BeenHereAwhile  Nov 9, 2021 • 11:37:27am

re: #441 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Vaccine Scientist Spreading Vaccine Misinformation

ooookaaaayyy

Good luck to those who believe this dude.

451
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 9, 2021 • 1:06:43pm

re: #407 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I guess we’re going to be doing the Performative Outrage Dance for another news cycle, so there’s this.

Guessing you don’t know Aleksandra Petri very well.

452
austin_blue  Nov 9, 2021 • 2:14:41pm

re: #361 Belafon

I can’t quite tell what the / is supposed to mean, but he is sending OSHA after every company with more than 100 employees to demand their employees get vaccinated.

Or tested, weekly.

It’s not even a vaccine mandate. It’s a health mandate.

453
cat-tikvah  Nov 9, 2021 • 3:32:04pm

re: #354 piratedan

Or be tested weekly.
Oh the horror!


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