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Belafon  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:39:47pm

I tried to tell my kid to go look at the top post here because he’s a Bowie fan, and you out a new thread up.

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Belafon  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:42:10pm

The rain and wind are here in Rockwall.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:45:39pm

Grandma Bacon gave me Grandpa Bacon’s passport with his war papers. I sent them to my Dad after Grandma passed. But I wish I kept them and I could kick myself for not asking Grandma for her Civil Service papers because she worked in the Navy Department while Wilson was President and she was a clerk in the Assistant Secretary’s office.

Her boss was a guy who you just might have heard of before…Franklin Delano Roosevelt…

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:50:27pm

CL’d:

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day

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Everywhere else, tomorrow is Remembrance Day, the end of WW1. As a veteran, I get real tired, real fast, of having November 11 being highjacked to slobber over Vets when everyone in Europe is acknowledging the death of 1/3 of a generation, another 1/3 of a generation who were wounded, and the other lucky 1/3 who weren’t wounded but often suffered grueling psych wounds.

I went to the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle on my first trip there in 2007. I walked in, looked at the dead- the sheer fucking *number* of dead recorded on the walls, Unit by Unit. and sat down and cried my eyes out for half an hour. Docents came up to me and asked if I was OK. I just shook my head and said “I had no idea what this small country sacrificed.”

I was absolutely bereft.

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wrenchwench  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:52:34pm

re: #4 austin_blue

CL’d:

A tribute to the term.

Have a nice tomorrow.

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plansbandc  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:55:39pm
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Joe Bacon  Nov 10, 2021 • 7:58:10pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:06:39pm
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retired cynic  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:09:10pm

re: #8 Dread Pirate Ron

Pulling things back from the brink one step at a time. So many things to undo!

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:14:02pm

re: #2 Belafon

The rain and wind are here in Rockwall.

Happy to see the radar went from red to yellow as the storms moved into the smallest county in Texas.

Meanwhile, in Loving County, the population decreased to 64 in the 2020 census, making it the least populated County in the US. It’s an environmental disaster, with no usable surface *or* subsurface water. Potable water has to be trucked into Mentone, the only existing town.

Remember, people, especially out west, that whiskey’s for drinkin’ and water’s for fightin’.

What is SoCal property going to be worth if if the population must be cut by 75% because there is simply not enough available drinking water to support a larger population?

Oh, and West Texas is next on the list of climate refugees.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:14:18pm
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JC1  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:14:44pm

Some of the replies are very entertaining. Makes me wish that I thought of something like this back when I was a corporate drone.

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Teukka  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:15:56pm

Good mornin’ Lizardim:

Pincushion

(now playing in this Lizards lair)

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A Cranky One  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:22:32pm

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Joe Bacon  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:23:02pm

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:26:55pm

re: #15 JOE 🥓

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Sociopath. No more empathy than a tree trunk, and no more self-awareness than a dog licking its asshole on a public sidewalk.

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:27:49pm

re: #16 austin_blue

Sociopath. No more empathy than a tree trunk, and no more self-awareness than a dog licking its asshole on a public sidewalk.

The only time since that night that he’s shown genuine emotion…is when the cops told him he could be charged with homicide.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:28:13pm

re: #4 austin_blue

CL’d:

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day

[Embedded content]

Everywhere else, tomorrow is Remembrance Day, the end of WW1. As a veteran, I get real tired, real fast, of having November 11 being highjacked to slobber over Vets when everyone in Europe is acknowledging the death of 1/3 of a generation, another 1/3 of a generation who were wounded, and the other lucky 1/3 who weren’t wounded but often suffered grueling psych wounds.

I went to the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle on my first trip there in 2007. I walked in, looked at the dead- the sheer fucking *number* of dead recorded on the walls, Unit by Unit. and sat down and cried my eyes out for half an hour. Docents came up to me and asked if I was OK. I just shook my head and said “I had no idea what this small country sacrificed.”

I was absolutely bereft.

Well, we have a separate Memorial Day in this country. It would not be appropriate for us to attach this to November 11 the same way Europeans do, since our losses were so much less than theirs in the war that ended on that date. France, with less than half the US population, had 11 times as many war dead, Britain 8 times as many.
I have never been to the Scottish memorial but I have been to the Douaumont Ossuary on the Verdun battlefield. The dead are actually visible there, with the bones of about a quarter of a million unidentified soldiers from both sides piled in crypts that branch off the main corridor. The identified dead are buried in gigantic, beautifully landscaped cemeteries near by.
The Verdun battlefield is a national forest now, since the land is so blasted and cratered that it cannot be cultivated and thousands of unexploded shells are still buried in the ground there. French army EOD teams go out every so often to deal with rusty shells that have been squeezed to the surface. They will remain dangerous for at least another hundred years, maybe longer. The forest rangers still find human remains almost every week. They are cataloged and added to the ossuary.

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retired cynic  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:32:30pm

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

Dangerous chemical compounds from all of the chemical attacks, and spilled fuels, too, I think.

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sagehen  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:36:57pm

re: #10 austin_blue

What is SoCal property going to be worth if if the population must be cut by 75% because there is simply not enough available drinking water to support a larger population?
.

‘Scuse me, desalation will could solve that problem if we get off our asses.

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:38:07pm

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

Well, we have a separate Memorial Day in this country. It would not be appropriate for us to attach this to November 11 the same way Europeans do, since our losses were so much less than theirs in the war that ended on that date. France, with less than half the US population, had 11 times as many war dead, Britain 8 times as many.
I have never been to the Scottish memorial but I have been to the Douaumont Ossuary on the Verdun battlefield. The dead are actually visible there, with the bones of about a quarter of a million unidentified soldiers from both sides piled in crypts that branch off the main corridor. The identified dead are buried in gigantic, beautifully landscaped cemeteries near by.
The Verdun battlefield is a national forest now, since the land is so blasted and cratered that it cannot be cultivated and thousands of unexploded shells are still buried in the ground there. French army EOD teams go out every so often to deal with rusty shells that have been squeezed to the surface. They will remain dangerous for at least another hundred years, maybe longer. The forest rangers still find human remains almost every week. They are cataloged and added to the ossuary.

I’ve been to the Ossuary. It creeped me right the fuck out.

I mean, the building isn’t that big:

google.com

And it was just a gigantic bone orchard. I had no idea you could fit that many dead people’s bones into a space that small.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:38:34pm

re: #19 retired cynic

Dangerous chemical compounds from all of the chemical attacks, and spilled fuels, too, I think.

Grandpa told me about how bad those mustard gas attacks were. Sometimes they were so bad that he had to keep his gas mask sealed to his face when he tried to sleep. He said lots of soldiers wound up with permanent lung damage from the gas.

He thought those gas attacks were the worst thing that could ever happen in a war…until the atomic bomb came along…

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retired cynic  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:42:59pm

re: #22 JOE 🥓

The Maisie Dobbs series of books by Jacqueline Winspear start with the very beginnings of WW1, and the heroine becomes a battlefield nurse. The descriptions will bring you to tears.

The author, I think, was raised by her grandparents who lived through it, and learned a lot about the time and the suffering from them. It is a very well written series; I have collected all of them on my iPad.

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:43:08pm

re: #20 sagehen

‘Scuse me, desalation will could solve that problem if we get off our asses.

Horribly expensive and an inshore ecological nightmare where the concentrated saline seawater is returned to the Pacific.

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sagehen  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:44:06pm

re: #22 JOE 🥓

Grandpa told me about how bad those mustard gas attacks were. Sometimes they were so bad that he had to keep his gas mask sealed to his face when he tried to sleep. He said lots of soldiers wound up with permanent lung damage from the gas.

He thought those gas attacks were the worst thing that could ever happen in a war…until the atomic bomb came along…

In the NatGeo Einstein bio-series, it’s a plot point that he’d been close friends in college with the chemist who invented mustard gas. After the war, when he found out what his friend had done, he broke off the relationship. Couldn’t bring himself to ever speak to him again. And the guy’s wife committed suicide over the guilt of her husband’s creation.

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 8:44:44pm

So just catching up on the day’s events, it’s looking like the Rittenhouse trial is becoming every bit the shitshow that the Zimmerman trial was. I don’t think you could have come up with a better display of how fucked our justice system is than today, when the judge abused the fuck out of his authority to act as a part of the defense team.

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PrairieQueen  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:02:14pm

Three stages of Rittenhouse. All the theatrics and all the Sieg Heil rolled into one Hummel-faced little shit.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:03:31pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:05:17pm

re: #28 Dread Pirate Ron

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“Biden so badly botching these crises shows he’s incompetent!” scream the people who are deliberately holding up his nominees to keep posts vacant.

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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:08:00pm

Welp, my body still thinks it’s after midnight, so adios, muchachos, and sweet scaly dreams.

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Belafon  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:08:17pm

My company is requiring us to take training on developing an inclusive work environment. And the training includes this:

Why Republicans don’t want you to read
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austin_blue  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:13:33pm

re: #31 Belafon

My company is requiring us to take training on developing an inclusive work environment. And the training includes this:

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Well, that’s a lovely word salad that basically says, “Quit being an entitled white asshole.”

Your company appears to approve of embracing CRT!

And really, I’m out. Nighty night.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:21:20pm

re: #20 sagehen

‘Scuse me, desalation will could solve that problem if we get off our asses.

People love to blame individuals for wasting water, but in California, and other places, it’s agriculture that uses most of it. Almond milk is very expensive in more ways than one. Desalinization is expensive and needs new power sources.

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:21:21pm

re: #31 Belafon

My company is requiring us to take training on developing an inclusive work environment. And the training includes this:

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MAGAts believe the only people you should feel empathy for are people who look exactly like you. Hence their confusion about why the general response from fellow white people to 1/6 was not loud applause.

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BeachDem  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:40:04pm

Isaac Bailey gets to the heart of the Rittenhouse bullshit.

Kyle Rittenhouse sobbing shows what’s wrong with America

msn.com

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 9:55:07pm

re: #35 BeachDem

Isaac Bailey gets to the heart of the Rittenhouse bullshit.

Kyle Rittenhouse sobbing shows what’s wrong with America

msn.com

He’s going to walk. After today, I wouldn’t be surprised if the judge grants the defense’s request for a mistrial with prejudice, taking time before banging the gavel to again rant at the prosecution for thinking they could bring charges against this helpless little boy.

If you’re someone who thinks we’re headed towards another civil war, then this trial ending with a mistrial or acquittal should only grow that belief in your mind. Because it will almost guarantee that future protests will see more armed white guys acting in “self-defense.”

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William Lewis  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:00:14pm

re: #36 Targetpractice

Eh, without being able to see the jury and having a feel for them, it’s much harder to say. All you’d need is one parent to go “my 4 year old used to try to get out of consequences like that” and that theater works against him.

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:02:35pm

re: #37 William Lewis

Eh, without being able to see the jury and having a feel for them, it’s much harder to say. All you’d need is one parent to go “my 4 year old used to try to get out of consequences like that” and that theater works against him.

Which is why I’m expecting this to end by Friday with the judge declaring a mistrial. Between his behavior and Rittenhouse’s on the stand, there’s just too great a chance that this could end in conviction on one or more charges. So he’s gonna put the kibosh on all that by declaring that the prosecution that he deliberately stacked the desk against acted naughty and needs to be punished by being blamed for his letting Kyle go free.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:07:46pm

The judges instructions to the jury will probably also be constraining in some way towards making it harder for them to return a guilty verdict.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:15:25pm

re: #36 Targetpractice

He’s going to walk. After today, I wouldn’t be surprised if the judge grants the defense’s request for a mistrial with prejudice, taking time before banging the gavel to again rant at the prosecution for thinking they could bring charges against this helpless little boy.

If you’re someone who thinks we’re headed towards another civil war, then this trial ending with a mistrial or acquittal should only grow that belief in your mind. Because it will almost guarantee that future protests will see more armed white guys acting in “self-defense.”

As mentioned earlier, Rittenhouse is akin to Zimmerman, except his victims were all white. What is truly more terrifying is the fact that Hawley, Cruz, et al are maliciously sabotaging Biden’s presidency and for some reason no one can do anything about it. What does it take to stop the holds that these traitors have placed on much of Biden’s team?

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Joe Bacon  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:26:43pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

As mentioned earlier, Rittenhouse is akin to Zimmerman, except his victims were all white. What is truly more terrifying is the fact that Hawley, Cruz, et al are maliciously sabotaging Biden’s presidency and for some reason no one can do anything about it. What does it take to stop the holds that these traitors have placed on much of Biden’s team?

And those GOP saboteurs have several powerful allies in the Corporate Press and the Religious Right.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:35:33pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:54:23pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 10, 2021 • 10:58:48pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 10, 2021 • 11:07:34pm

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 11:10:38pm

re: #45 A Cranky One

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Our youngest apparently decided that the appropriate way to greet people…is to bite their ankles.

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A Cranky One  Nov 10, 2021 • 11:21:58pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

Our youngest apparently decided that the appropriate way to greet people…is to bite their ankles.

I hope you are taking about a cat…

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Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2021 • 11:28:45pm

re: #47 A Cranky One

I hope you are taking about a cat…

At nearly 9lb, she’s either a large cat or a small dog.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 11, 2021 • 12:09:05am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 11, 2021 • 12:46:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 12:54:34am

re: #35 BeachDem

Isaac Bailey gets to the heart of the Rittenhouse bullshit.

Kyle Rittenhouse sobbing shows what’s wrong with America

all performance art

they know that in America’s New Media Reality they have been given license to create any narrative that fits their agenda

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:06:16am
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:25:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:27:18am

So Rittenhouse is basically a good kid who might have gotten caught up in the moment and made some bad decisions. But ghetto kids are thugs who chose that lifestyle and deserve whatever happens to them…

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:27:24am

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

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The whole thing was courtroom theater intended to try to invoke sympathy in the jury. Instead, all it did was further demonstrate just how biased the judge is towards the defense. Realistically, the prosecution should have filed for mistrial long before the defense did and should have cited the judge’s inability to be impartial as the grounds. The entire set-up of this farce was to allow the defense to protect their client by attacking his victims and the judge’s actions yesterday show if he wasn’t in on that strategy he was at least aware of it.

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:35:47am

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

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What’s that, NYT? I can’t hear you clearly over the sound of Kyle’s cock in your mouth.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:40:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:43:28am

re: #57 Patricia Kayden

All jokes aside, this Judge is auditioning for the rising authoritarian movement. In 2018 he made it a condition of a woman who was convicted of shop lifting to announce she was a shoplifter every time she went into a store. He’s sick.

So Kyle will have to announce whenever he crosses state lines with a weapon to play the role of police officer and medic that he is doing so?

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:54:28am

Media still trying desperately to pimp the “poor, dumb kid who got in over his head” angle his attorneys have been feeding them for months, rather than the wannabe “militia” member who showed up to what he thought was going to be a war zone and instead found himself getting bored because the riotous hordes were nowhere to be found. So he abandoned the property he was there to “defend” and wandered until he found some particularly violent looking assholes, provoked them into a fight, and then “defended” himself with lethal force.

There’s no way I can be convinced that, without that rifle in his hands, he would have been willing to venture into Kenosha that night to be a “medic” or a “police officer.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 2:04:54am

re: #59 Targetpractice

There’s no way I can be convinced that, without that rifle in his hands, he would have been willing to venture into Kenosha that night to be a “medic” or a “police officer.”

And Zimmermann was a volunteer member of the Neighborhood Watch

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 2:26:10am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Zimmermann was a volunteer member of the Neighborhood Watch

I commented earlier about how this is so much like the Zimmerman trial, but at least in that trial the judge was clear upfront that character assassination was a two-way street. That if his lawyers wished to attack Martin’s character as part of their strategy, then the prosecution would be allowed to bring up his less than stellar history. Which is why the trial was largely confined to the facts that could be proven and leaned so heavily on eyewitness testimony.

By comparison, this shitshow has been nothing but character assassination and the judge has made sure that such is confined entirely to the victims. Hence why the defense’s entire strategy is bent towards attacking a dead man and the prosecution is left looking unprepared for a judge screaming at them for thinking to question the motives or intent of the defendant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 2:32:21am

re: #61 Targetpractice

At least Zimmerman was in his own neighborhood and had not crossed state lines to intervene.

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 2:34:31am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least Zimmerman was in his own neighborhood and had not crossed state lines to intervene.

Right, the defense had to take the time to tell the jury that Trayvon’s folks were divorced and his dad had partial custody to explain why Zimmerman didn’t immediately recognize him. Because saying “all black folks look alike” probably wouldn’t have gone over well.

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 2:37:25am

I’ve a strong suspicion that if this does end up going to the jury, this asshat is going to make a point to emphasize “intent” in the jury instructions, as that’s the one thing he’s made very sure the prosecution would not be able to prove. Evidence that is in the public domain and could easily be used to prove intent is barred from the jury and thus the defense has a major advantage when arguing that their client “got in over his head.”

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 3:21:32am
Conservative furor over what is taught in public schools reached a fever pitch in Texas on Wednesday, as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced a criminal probe into what he called ‘pornography’ in school libraries, his third directive on the matter this month,” the AP reports.

Lunacy

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 3:29:41am

re: #65 Dangerman

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 3:29:56am

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 11, 2021 • 3:47:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 3:51:54am

Not at all; heck, if the US could end its “migrant problem” by dumping them on the Canadian border in November, they would support the move entirely.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:18:40am

Rittenhouse apparently took online courses through ASU in a non-degree capacity. I wonder if the credits will transfer to U. of Austin.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:27:42am

hi

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FW de Klerk: South Africa’s former president dies at 85 (BBC)

Mr de Klerk died of cancer. He and Nelson Mandela jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for the fraught negotiations leading Mr de Klerk to declare in the South African Parliament that apartheid was over.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:28:42am

I WON THE LOTTO! (the 2x2 on-line lotto)

Eight free tickets and $3

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:31:11am

Also at the BBC, yesterday the Justice Department filed a discrimination suit against Uber for alleged overcharging of disabled people.

The claim is the wait charge Uber charges if you aren’t ready immediately when the car arrives. People with wheelchairs or walkers take more time to load, so they get charged the wait fee.

Uber says they refund the fee if asked.

bbc.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:42:00am

Christians who think rules don’t apply to them, part eleventy million.

Kent Hovind was suspended from YouTube for seven days for violating its terms-of-service, specifically for his “whack an atheist” series.

He is evading the ban by live-streaming that on Matt Powell’s channel instead.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:52:28am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s the problem: You have to ASK. The majority of people probably don’t know this, and aren’t willing to go through the red tape to do so (because you know it can’t just be as simple as sending them a note through the app).

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 4:58:05am

re: #75 Dopamine Fish

That’s the problem: You have to ASK. The majority of people probably don’t know this, and aren’t willing to go through the red tape to do so (because you know it can’t just be as simple as sending them a note through the app).

Never come between a libertarian dudebro and his money…

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:00:08am
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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:03:21am
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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:04:40am
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No Malarkey!  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:07:39am

re: #77 Belafon

It is unfair that we are getting third shots while many in the world can’t even get a first, but if I refused to get my third, that wouldn’t send a single dose to a poor country.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:14:49am

Interesting thread on PLA in the Sino-Vietnamese war:

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:23:12am
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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:24:47am
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:27:21am

re: #83 William Lewis

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Interesting. I guess some small good came of that stupid exercise.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:32:06am

A federal judge in Texas tells Governor Abbott to get stuffed over his attempt to ban mask mandates.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act — freeing local officials to again create their own rules.

The judge said the governor’s order impedes children with disabilities from the benefits of public schools’ programs, services and activities to which they are entitled.

(Link goes to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a local news site; EU visitors may experience difficulty.)

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:34:19am

Good morning Lizards:

I’m really close to catching on to all of this!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:38:14am

re: #70 Barefoot Grin

Rittenhouse apparently took online courses through ASU in a non-degree capacity. I wonder if the credits will transfer to U. of Austin.

He will be offered an honorary Professorship in Law Enforcement

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:40:53am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Christians who think rules don’t apply to them, part eleventy million.

Kent Hovind was suspended from YouTube for seven days for violating its terms-of-service, specifically for his “whack an atheist” series.

He is evading the ban by live-streaming that on Matt Powell’s channel instead.

“Punch a Nazi” has to do with the fact that Nazis embrace and employ violence and force as part of their ideology.

There have been militant atheists in history, but not as any organized movement.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:44:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:45:41am

re: #89 Patricia Kayden

idk, someone with far-right terrorist connections crossing the country, getting a friend to buy an assault rifle and then shooting that gun at unarmed people is not really ‘self-defense’

Stand Your (White) Ground!!!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:50:59am

The guy known as Lowtax, a domestic abuser and founder of Something Awful, has died.
kotaku.com

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:53:51am

re: #89 Patricia Kayden

Is she claiming that driving from northern Illinois to Wisconsin is crossing the country, or did I miss something?

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 11, 2021 • 5:56:29am

re: #92 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Is she claiming that driving from northern Illinois to Wisconsin is crossing the country, or did I miss something?

You do cross some “country” if you drive from Illinois to Wisconsin (provided you go a bit west first)

//

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:03:40am

re: #93 b.d. (The war is over)

You do cross some “country” if you drive from Illinois to Wisconsin (provided you go a bit west first)

//

It’s not all taxidermy and cheese!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:05:54am

re: #86 b.d. (The war is over)

Good morning Lizards:

I’m really close to catching on to all of this!

Something happened. After the swap, Tucker looks happy rather than his usual dog trying to understand quantum physics look.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:08:26am

re: #91 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The guy known as Lowtax, a domestic abuser and founder of Something Awful, has died.
kotaku.com

If it’s to be believed, this guy was being divorced by his second wife and he spent down their money so she couldn’t get it in a settlement, and then killed himself. What a shithead.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:09:20am

re: #93 b.d. (The war is over)

You do cross some “country” if you drive from Illinois to Wisconsin (provided you go a bit west first)

//

you cross state lines as well

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:10:09am

re: #94 Barefoot Grin

It’s not all taxidermy and cheese!

There’s also fireworks and seedy neighborhood bars. My abusive grandfather and my drunk uncle lived in Wisconsin, so I’ve been there a few times. It was never fun.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:14:32am

re: #94 Barefoot Grin

It’s not all taxidermy and cheese!

Smell our Dairy Air.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:15:47am

re: #98 Punish Domestic Terrorists

There’s also fireworks and seedy neighborhood bars. My abusive grandfather and my drunk uncle lived in Wisconsin, so I’ve been there a few times. It was never fun.

I read about how Wisconsin had a competition to come up with a new state motto as “America’s Dairyland” seemed too bland.

entries included

“Wisconsin: Gateway to Minnesota”

and

“Older than Milwaukee”

but my favorite was

“Eat Cheese or Die!”

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:19:19am

re: #99 b.d. (The war is over)

Smell our Dairy Air.

:) :)

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:19:41am

re: #91 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The guy known as Lowtax, a domestic abuser and founder of Something Awful, has died.
kotaku.com

The site where I met Mrs. Fish, a private forum she (and later I) helped moderate, got featured on Something Awful once. It was… very unpleasant.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:22:27am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I read about how Wisconsin had a competition to come up with a new state motto as “America’s Dairyland” seemed too bland.

entries included “Wisconsin: Gateway to Minnesota” and

“Older than Milwaukee”

but my favorite was

“Eat Cheese or Die!”

I liked those ads for that Indiana amusement park: “There’s more than corn in Indiana!”

Yes, most small towns have a church on every corner, and there’s half the state that is impoverished hollers.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:23:42am

re: #103 Barefoot Grin

I liked those ads for that Indiana amusement park: “There’s more than corn in Indiana!”

Yes, most small towns have a church on every corner, and there’s half the state that is impoverished hollers.

Indiana Beach, yes. Didn’t that go out of business a couple of years ago?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:24:08am

re: #103 Barefoot Grin

I liked those ads for that Indiana amusement park: “There’s more than corn in Indiana!”

Yes, most small towns have a church on every corner, and there’s half the state that is impoverished hollers.

and a corner that is a Rust Belt wasteland…

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:26:22am

Why won’t Biden talk about the infrastructure law?

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:27:19am

Well, the fix is in: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed for a mistrial with prejudice, meaning that the prosecution could not re-file charges, on the basis of “prosecutorial overreach”. Apparently, they have a big mad that the prosecutor said things that caused the judge to yell at him, and so they’re wanting to get their client off scot-free. And you know the judge will agree.

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:29:07am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:30:31am

re: #107 Dopamine Fish

Well, the fix is in: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed for a mistrial with prejudice, meaning that the prosecution could not re-file charges, on the basis of “prosecutorial overreach”. Apparently, they have a big mad that the prosecutor said things that caused the judge to yell at him, and so they’re wanting to get their client off scot-free. And you know the judge will agree.

Sounds like the judge helped orchestrate it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:32:24am

re: #110 Dangerman

A Twin Cities doctor spread misinformation about COVID-19. Then he died from it

from Covid or did he choke on is own misinformation?

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darthstar  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:32:28am

re: #110 Dangerman

A Twin Cities doctor spread misinformation about COVID-19. Then he died from it

So he stopped spreading misinformation…good for him.

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jeffreyw  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:32:39am

banana assassin

Good morning!

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:33:03am

re: #110 Dangerman

I do not want to sound obnoxious but it serves him right.

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darthstar  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:35:34am

re: #113 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That looks like a character from Starship Troopers.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:36:14am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

from Covid or did he choke on is own misinformation?

Unexpected illness in the obit, because the kook’s family couldn’t admit that despite being a doctor, he died of being too delusional to vaccinate, but it was COVID.

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darthstar  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:38:54am

Good…that Texas idiot who was ‘rolling coal’ on a group of bicyclists before losing control of his truck and injuring them has been charged with six felony counts.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:39:42am

re: #107 Dopamine Fish

Well, the fix is in: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed for a mistrial with prejudice, meaning that the prosecution could not re-file charges, on the basis of “prosecutorial overreach”. Apparently, they have a big mad that the prosecutor said things that caused the judge to yell at him, and so they’re wanting to get their client off scot-free. And you know the judge will agree.

Since the defendant will not have been found guilty, would they not be able to appeal that on the basis of Judicial Misconduct and then retry the little peckerwood?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:40:10am

re: #116 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Unexpected illness in the obit, because the kook’s family couldn’t admit that despite being a doctor, he died of being too delusional to vaccinate, but it was COVID.

His family? His son announced at the funeral that it was covid.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:40:48am

re: #117 darthstar

Good…that Texas idiot who was ‘rolling coal’ on a group of bicyclists before losing control of his truck and injuring them has been charged with six felony counts.

Meaningless because he’ll walk in the end.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:40:51am

re: #118 William Lewis

Since the defendant will not have been found guilty, would they not be able to appeal that on the basis of Judicial Misconduct and then retry the little peckerwood?

Doesn’t matter. Double jeopardy means that once this trial concludes, one way or another, new charges cannot be re-filed for the same crime.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:41:10am

re: #104 Dopamine Fish

Indiana Beach, yes. Didn’t that go out of business a couple of years ago?

That’s the one. And yes, I believe so.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:42:34am

re: #113 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Jay C  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:43:15am

re: #121 Dopamine Fish

Doesn’t matter. Double jeopardy means that once this trial concludes, one way or another, new charges cannot be re-filed for the same crime.

IANAL, of course, but doesn’t a declaration of “mistrial” mean that the trial has NOT been concluded?

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:43:20am

re: #123 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

They look pretty.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:44:19am

re: #124 Jay C

IANAL, of course, but doesn’t a declaration of “mistrial” mean that the trial has NOT been concluded?

Unfortunately, no. In a civil case, it could be re-tried, but in a criminal case, a mistrial is effectively the same as an acquittal. There are no do-overs or appeals for the prosecution in a criminal case.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:45:01am

re: #121 Dopamine Fish

Doesn’t matter. Double jeopardy means that once this trial concludes, one way or another, new charges cannot be re-filed for the same crime.

An “ordinary” mistrial doesn’t prevent the prosecution from trying the case again.

ETA:

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from prosecuting a defendant more than once for the same offense. However, most of the time double jeopardy doesn’t apply if a mistrial is declared. If the mistrial was prompted due to a hung jury or if the defense requested or consented, then double jeopardy doesn’t come into play.

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:45:44am

re: #120 William Lewis

Meaningless because he’ll walk in the end.

that mob of bicycles looked menacing and I feared…

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retired cynic  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:45:57am

juanitajean.com
Our Prayers Have Been Answered

Louie Gohmert is going to run against Ken Paxton.

I don’t know if that’s try or not, but if so, cheers! May they all lose!

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:46:17am

re: #127 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

An “ordinary” mistrial doesn’t prevent the prosecution from trying the case again.

I’m seeing otherwise from the defense lawyers on #lawtwitter.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:46:39am

re: #119 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

His family? His son announced at the funeral that it was covid.

At the funeral, not in the obit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:48:21am

re: #122 Barefoot Grin

That’s the one. And yes, I believe so.

Indiana Dunes is grand, and parts of Southern Indiana are pretty rural but nonetheless terribly scenic. But otherwise, it is nearly as boring as Nebraska…

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:50:39am

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

I’m seeing otherwise from the defense lawyers on #lawtwitter.

Double jepardy is far more nuanced than that. From the Wiki

Prosecution after mistrial
The rule for mistrials depends upon who sought the mistrial. If the defendant moves for a mistrial, there is no bar to retrial, unless the prosecutor acted in “bad faith”, i.e. goaded the defendant into moving for a mistrial because the government specifically wanted a mistrial.[87] If the prosecutor moves for a mistrial, there is no bar to retrial if the trial judge finds “manifest necessity” for granting the mistrial.[88] The same standard governs mistrials granted sua sponte.

Retrials are not common, due to the legal expenses to the government. However, in the mid-1980s Georgia antique dealer James Arthur Williams was tried a record four times for the murder of Danny Hansford and (after three mistrials) was finally acquitted on the grounds of self-defence.[89] The case is recounted in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,[90] which was adapted into a film directed by Clint Eastwood (the movie combines the four trials into one).[91]

en.wikipedia.org

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:51:34am

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

I’m seeing otherwise from the defense lawyers on #lawtwitter.

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See what I added to my earlier post. Okay, here it is again:

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from prosecuting a defendant more than once for the same offense. However, most of the time double jeopardy doesn’t apply if a mistrial is declared. If the mistrial was prompted due to a hung jury or if the defense requested or consented, then double jeopardy doesn’t come into play.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:51:44am

re: #133 William Lewis

Double jepardy is far more nuanced than that. From the Wiki

en.wikipedia.org

Very interesting. I have been corrected.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:52:44am

re: #131 Punish Domestic Terrorists

At the funeral, not in the obit.

Did they write the obit?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:55:30am

re: #136 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Did they write the obit?

That’s how it usually works.

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:57:13am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Indiana Dunes is grand, and parts of Southern Indiana are pretty rural but nonetheless terribly scenic. But otherwise, it is nearly as boring as Nebraska…

Anywhere near Lorna?

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wrenchwench  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:57:13am

re: #134 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

See what I added to my earlier post. Okay, here it is again:

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from prosecuting a defendant more than once for the same offense. However, most of the time double jeopardy doesn’t apply if a mistrial is declared. If the mistrial was prompted due to a hung jury or if the defense requested or consented, then double jeopardy doesn’t come into play.

What about the ‘with prejudice’ part? I thought that would prevent a retrial.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:57:47am

re: #139 wrenchwench

What about the ‘with prejudice’ part? I thought that would prevent a retrial.

It does.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 6:58:37am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Indiana Dunes is grand, and parts of Southern Indiana are pretty rural but nonetheless terribly scenic. But otherwise, it is nearly as boring as Nebraska…

I lived in LaFayette for three years and Bloomington for about 13 years. During that time I did a lot of road biking in those areas and both have gorgeous scenery—really the best riding with varied terrain. I did teacher-training workshops in several areas of southern Indiana, and as you say, terribly scenic. Just having a little fun. Now, my hometown on prairie of Illinois? You have to really adjust your lenses to find the beauty—it’s there among the endless corn fields, but it’s there.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:01:58am

re: #23 retired cynic

The Maisie Dobbs series of books by Jacqueline Winspear start with the very beginnings of WW1, and the heroine becomes a battlefield nurse. The descriptions will bring you to tears.

The author, I think, was raised by her grandparents who lived through it, and learned a lot about the time and the suffering from them. It is a very well written series; I have collected all of them on my iPad.

The Inspector Rutledge mysteries by Charles and Caroline Todd feature a WW1 vet who suffers from PTSD (they called it “shell shock” back in the day)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:02:07am

re: #133 William Lewis

Double jepardy is far more nuanced than that. From the Wiki

en.wikipedia.org

There was a movie in the 90s called Double Jeopardy with Tommy Lee Jones and (I think) Ashley Judd. The premise was that Judds character was convicted of killing her husband or some such and served her sentence. She then found out the husband was still alive and because she couldn’t be arrested or charged for killing him again (hence the movies title), she could basically get a “free shot” to take him out for good.

Except the law doesn’t actually work like that.

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:02:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:03:38am

re: #141 Barefoot Grin

I lived in LaFayette for three years and Bloomington for about 13 years. During that time I did a lot of road biking in those areas and both have gorgeous scenery—really the best riding with varied terrain. I did teacher-training workshops in several areas of southern Indiana, and as you say, terribly scenic. Just having a little fun. Now, my hometown on prairie of Illinois? You have to really adjust your lenses to find the beauty—it’s there among the endless corn fields, but it’s there.

I grew up in Gary and we spent all of our free time in the summer out at Indiana Dunes.

And I attended IU in Bloomington as well and spent a lot of time cycling around Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest and Lake Monroe reservoir. Best biscuits and gravy I ever had were at the Lake Monroe Café.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:04:34am

re: #144 Dangerman

Amid Republican blockade, just 9%, of Biden’s ambassador nominees have been confirmed by the Senate compared with 77% for Obama at this point in his tenure and 70% for Trump.

Bipartisanship in action…

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:05:03am

I’m not very well versed in economics, but I suspect that inflation is not just about supply and demand or amount of cash injected into the system, but also about top executives refusing, under any circumstances, to accept that the pay and compensation gap between top executives and labor ever shrink at all, even a little.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:06:07am

re: #139 wrenchwench

What about the ‘with prejudice’ part? I thought that would prevent a retrial.

It depends on if they’re willing to go after the Judge for misconduct resulting in
“substantial and irreparable prejudice to the State’s case.” Basically, they can say that he intentionally threw the case and that the mistrial was improperly granted. It is doubtful that there is any prosecutor in America, however, that cares enough about actual justice to do that.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:06:18am

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I grew up in Gary and we spent all of our free time in the summer out at Indiana Dunes.

And I attended IU in Bloomington as well and spent a lot of time cycling around Brown County, Yellowwood State Park and Lake Monroe reservoir. Best biscuits and gravy I ever had were at the Lake Monroe Café.

I grew up in the suburbs southeast of Gary, and I also spent a lot of time up at the Dunes. I went there once in the winter; the frozen shores of Lake Michigan were striking, but trying to climb back up the frozen sand dune proved… challenging. I went to college in the open flat country to the east, near the Ohio border, and the fall colors are about the best I have to say about that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:07:02am

re: #147 Barefoot Grin

I’m not very well versed in economics, but I suspect that inflation is not just about supply and demand or amount of cash injected into the system, but also about top executives refusing, under any circumstances, to accept that the pay and compensation gap between top executives and labor ever shrink at all, even a little.

One of the arguments for high executive pay and bonuses is that they are needed “to attract the most qualified people”…

Funny how that don’t apply to the proles, whose salaries are just another business expense to be minimized or abolished entirely.

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:08:21am

re: #147 Barefoot Grin

I’m not very well versed in economics, but I suspect that inflation is not just about supply and demand or amount of cash injected into the system, but also about top executives refusing, under any circumstances, to accept that the pay and compensation gap between top executives and labor ever shrink at all, even a little.

We had pretty high inflation back in the 50s and 60s, when the executive salaries were intentionally kept as close to worker salaries through various measures. A lot of that inflation was due to workers having more money to spend than things to spend it on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:08:27am

re: #149 Dopamine Fish

I grew up in the suburbs southeast of Gary, and I also spent a lot of time up at the Dunes. I went there once in the winter; the frozen shores of Lake Michigan were striking, but trying to climb back up the frozen sand dune proved… challenging. I went to college in the open flat country to the east, near the Ohio border, and the fall colors are about the best I have to say about that.

My brother still lives in Valparaiso, the only one of six kids who stayed anywhere near Gary. The rest spread out literally from coast to coast, or in my case, to Europe..

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:08:55am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Amid Republican blockade, just 9%, of Biden’s ambassador nominees have been confirmed by the Senate compared with 77% for Obama at this point in his tenure and 70% for Trump.

Bipartisanship in action…

electoral-vote.com

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows actually spoke the truth in an interview with Steve Bannon when he said: “These people voted for Joe Biden, for an infrastructure bill that will clear the way for more socialist spending that will, quite frankly, gives Joe Biden a win.” While it is true that socialists are generally in favor of the government fixing broken roads, it is the part about him opposing a win for Biden, no matter the cost, that rings true. Trump and his allies simply do not want to give Biden any wins on anything

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:09:22am

re: #144 Dangerman

Seems like Schumer, Manchin, and Sinema need to fix that.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:09:22am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One of the arguments for high executive pay and bonuses is that they are needed “to attract the most qualified people”…

Funny how that don’t apply to the proles, whose salaries are just another business expense to be minimized or abolished entirely.

Why doesn’t anyone want to work anymore? I heard someone saying the old, “back when we were kids we all had jobs…” the other day on the radio. I wanted to scream that kids were fighting to get the jobs that had been taken by adults who could no longer find decent employment anywhere outside of the service sector. It will take time to rebalance.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:10:44am

re: #151 Belafon

We had pretty high inflation back in the 50s and 60s, when the executive salaries were intentionally kept as close to worker salaries through various measures. A lot of that inflation was due to workers having more money to spend than things to spend it on.

Good counterargument. Could that be called “good inflation”? I don’t know.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:10:48am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My brother still lives in Valparaiso, the only one of six kids who stayed anywhere near Gary. The rest spread out literally from coast to coast, or in my case, to Europe..

Ah, yes, that was the nearest “large” town to us. We lived out in the country to the southwest, between Valpo and Crown Point/Merrillville. My parents moved out in 2005 to build their dream house closer to where they lived as kids; the guy who bought our house wound up burning it down for the insurance money, so my longtime childhood home now no longer exists.

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:11:27am

re: #153 Dangerman

From the same post

Joe Biden was dismayed by all the infighting. He said: “I’ve never seen it like this before. It’s got to stop.” Actually, Pelosi was brilliant again, as she often is. She has managed to hand Joe Biden a big victory, set Republican against Republican, and get Donald Trump to oppose infrastructure* repairs that a vast majority of Americans want, while creating millions of blue-collar jobs in the process. Is that so bad?

*also that he himself tried and could not pass

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lawhawk  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:11:30am

re: #144 Dangerman

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:11:43am

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

Why doesn’t anyone want to work anymore? I heard someone saying the old, “back when we were kids we all had jobs…”

There are the sort of jobs that young people take to earn pocket money or put into their savings for college or future ventures, and then there are the jobs that people work to support a family and to be able to afford to raise kids and provide them with a future where their children don’t have to work just to have enough to eat or to keep warm.

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darthstar  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:12:24am

Just because the defense is using mistrial as a strategy doesn’t mean they’ll get it. The prosecution has been more than obsequious to the judge in this case and he doesn’t have grounds (yet) to declare his court a mess.

What this says is that having Kyle take the stand was a mistake and the defense attorneys know it. He’s about as sympathetic a presence as your garden variety thug, and an un-tailored suit doesn’t change that about his appearance in the slightest.

I think the jury will convict and the judge will be lenient.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:12:57am

re: #157 Dopamine Fish

Ah, yes, that was the nearest “large” town to us. We lived out in the country to the southwest, between Valpo and Crown Point/Merrillville. My parents moved out in 2005 to build their dream house closer to where they lived as kids; the guy who bought our house wound up burning it down for the insurance money, so my longtime childhood home now no longer exists.

Our old house in the Brunswick neighborhood of Gary is still standing and inhabited according to Google Street view, which cannot be said for half of the other houses on the street…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:14:57am

re: #161 darthstar

Just because the defense is using mistrial as a strategy doesn’t mean they’ll get it. The prosecution has been more than obsequious to the judge in this case and he doesn’t have grounds (yet) to declare his court a mess.

What this says is that having Kyle take the stand was a mistake and the defense attorneys know it. He’s about as sympathetic a presence as your garden variety thug, and an un-tailored suit doesn’t change that about his appearance in the slightest.

I think the jury will convict and the judge will be lenient.

All it takes is one Republican juror, and he does not get convicted. They’ve decided that the prosecutor is out to get this poor little murderer.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:17:03am
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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:19:52am

re: #118 William Lewis

Since the defendant will not have been found guilty, would they not be able to appeal that on the basis of Judicial Misconduct and then retry the little peckerwood?

Did a quick google and it depends. There is precedent and a legal ruling for allowing a retrial, but the rules are inconsistent and it’s never truly been declared constitutional. Some places allow it, and I know I have read about retrials after a mistrial and convictions afterwards. That’s why they’re asking for it with prejudice, just to make sure.

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wrenchwench  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:20:25am

re: #148 William Lewis

It depends on if they’re willing to go after the Judge for misconduct resulting in
“substantial and irreparable prejudice to the State’s case.” Basically, they can say that he intentionally threw the case and that the mistrial was improperly granted. It is doubtful that there is any prosecutor in America, however, that cares enough about actual justice to do that.

This judge is making all of them look bad. They need to go after him to maintain credibility.

(Happy Veterans Day)

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:20:40am

The title says it all.

Trump Had A Chance At A $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Too. He Threw A Fit Instead.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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lawhawk  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:26:33am

Cops and firefighters leading cause of death in 2020 and 2021: covid19.

Despite that, cops and firefighters continue to slow roll vaccinations. That has predictable outcomes: more firefighters and cops dying from covid19. It’s entirely preventable at this point. But right wingers have politicized this and peddled antivax nonsense.

SF cop misses city’s vaccination deadline, dies days later from covid19.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:28:46am

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

There are the sort of jobs that young people take to earn pocket money or put into their savings for college or future ventures, and then there are the jobs that people work to support a family and afford to raise kids and provide them with a future where their children don’t have to work just to have enough to eat or to keep warm.

Define a job for me in category one that isn’t in category two.

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(((Archangel1)))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:29:42am

It’s just wrong on SO many levels.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:30:48am

I thought I had a power outage this morning, but it was actually a surge that popped the breaker that powers my bedroom, living room, and kitchen lights. It was surprising to see the cat’s fountain still working when I thought there was no power.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:32:48am

re: #170 (((Archangel1)))

It’s just wrong on SO many levels.

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It is what happens with AI upscaling, which is very popular these days, but zooming on an iPad is not that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:33:40am

re: #141 Barefoot Grin

I lived in LaFayette for three years and Bloomington for about 13 years. During that time I did a lot of road biking in those areas and both have gorgeous scenery—really the best riding with varied terrain. I did teacher-training workshops in several areas of southern Indiana, and as you say, terribly scenic. Just having a little fun. Now, my hometown on prairie of Illinois? You have to really adjust your lenses to find the beauty—it’s there among the endless corn fields, but it’s there.

when it comes to scenic travels in Indiana: the covered bridges, especially in Parke County

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:34:22am

re: #171 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I thought I had a power outage this morning, but it was actually a surge that popped the breaker that powers my bedroom, living room, and kitchen lights. It was surprising to see the cat’s fountain still working when I thought there was no power.

Your cat is still trying to kill you.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:35:02am

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

when it comes to scenic travels in Indiana: the covered bridges, especially in Parke County

Yes, we sometimes took that as a side route in our travels from B’ton to Champaign. You just have to be patient sometimes with the horse and buggy traffic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:39:10am

re: #157 Dopamine Fish

Ah, yes, that was the nearest “large” town to us. We lived out in the country to the southwest, between Valpo and Crown Point/Merrillville. My parents moved out in 2005 to build their dream house closer to where they lived as kids; the guy who bought our house wound up burning it down for the insurance money, so my longtime childhood home now no longer exists.

I lived on the Illinois side of the state line opposite Cedar Lake…the town where the peat bogs catch fire

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sagehen  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:41:06am

re: #151 Belafon

We had pretty high inflation back in the 50s and 60s, when the executive salaries were intentionally kept as close to worker salaries through various measures. A lot of that inflation was due to workers having more money to spend than things to spend it on.

Not even close to what it was in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Inflation and interest rates then were well into the double digits; even T-Bills were paying 14%.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:43:08am

re: #177 sagehen

Not even close to what it was in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Inflation and interest rates then were well into the double digits; even T-Bills were paying 14%.

I recall that home mortgage rates were pushing 20% at one point…

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:43:09am

re: #161 darthstar

Just because the defense is using mistrial as a strategy doesn’t mean they’ll get it. The prosecution has been more than obsequious to the judge in this case and he doesn’t have grounds (yet) to declare his court a mess.

What this says is that having Kyle take the stand was a mistake and the defense attorneys know it. He’s about as sympathetic a presence as your garden variety thug, and an un-tailored suit doesn’t change that about his appearance in the slightest.

I think the jury will convict and the judge will be lenient.

I’m thinking if this does end up going to the jury, he’ll get acquittal on all but 1-2 of the minor charges. He’ll walk out of the courthouse with little more than probation and a matter of days he’ll be touring the Wingnut Welfare Circuit talking about how his victims “deserved to die.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:43:57am

re: #179 Targetpractice

I’m thinking if this does end up going to the jury, he’ll get acquittal on all but 1-2 of the minor charges. He’ll walk out of the courthouse with little more than probation and a matter of days he’ll be touring the Wingnut Welfare Circuit talking about how his victims “deserved to die.”

He will be offered an honorary professorship at University of Austin in Law Enforcement

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:44:32am
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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:45:59am

re: #181 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republicans are so weird.

Republican Presidential Hopeful Soft-Launches 2024 Campaign on Premise That Men Are Masturbating Too Much (Slate)

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:46:29am

re: #151 Belafon

We had pretty high inflation back in the 50s and 60s, when the executive salaries were intentionally kept as close to worker salaries through various measures. A lot of that inflation was due to workers having more money to spend than things to spend it on.

20+% inflation 1979-80 and Carter compensated my fellow Federal employees with only an 8% raise…

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:47:11am

re: #181 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republicans are so weird.

Republican Presidential Hopeful Soft-Launches 2024 Campaign on Premise That Men Are Masturbating Too Much (Slate)

Of course it’s the One and Only HEE HAWLEY!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:47:11am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

every sperm is sacred

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:47:44am

re: #181 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republicans are so weird.

Republican Presidential Hopeful Soft-Launches 2024 Campaign on Premise That Men Are Masturbating Too Much (Slate)

Seems like that might be a hard sell.

//

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:48:47am

re: #177 sagehen

Not even close to what it was in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Inflation and interest rates then were well into the double digits; even T-Bills were paying 14%.

In the ’70s we drank powdered milk and ate a lot of reduced-price-for-sale packaged meats. And my dad was a fully employed engineer.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:49:14am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

It’s when you friction burn through your frenulum, and it hurts a lot.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:51:21am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

Eh, just got to stop when you need glasses…

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:51:39am

Charles M. Blow: “You keep putting yourself into the Basket of Deplorables!”

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danarchy  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:53:29am

re: #161 darthstar

Just because the defense is using mistrial as a strategy doesn’t mean they’ll get it. The prosecution has been more than obsequious to the judge in this case and he doesn’t have grounds (yet) to declare his court a mess.

What this says is that having Kyle take the stand was a mistake and the defense attorneys know it. He’s about as sympathetic a presence as your garden variety thug, and an un-tailored suit doesn’t change that about his appearance in the slightest.

I think the jury will convict and the judge will be lenient.

I would bet my next paycheck that he is not convicted

Edit: just correcting this to include just the major counts. He will probably be found guilty on illegal possession etc.

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sagehen  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:53:34am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

The Vapors - Turning Japanese

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 7:58:40am
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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:00:21am

Not quite in the same vein as the rest of these, was looking for something else and ran into this again. I’m not a big Metallica fan but Garage Inc was genius.

Metallica: Turn the Page (Official Music Video)

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:01:35am

Just looked at the weather report and it is going to 86 today in Los Angeles.

Let that sink in.

It’s November 11th and the high temp today is 86.

But remember folks that Republicans and Manchin insist there is no such thing as global warming…

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:08:12am

This apparently is the tweet in question:

Because taking a puritanical view of manliness, that you can’t be manly and play video games or look at porn, is totally going to win over those younger voters that the party desperately needs to fill out their thinning ranks of Boomer voters.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:10:46am

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:11:42am
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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:14:23am

Fox puts its official stamp of approval on vigilantism.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:15:40am

Bomber maintenance crew

Happy Veteran’s Day.

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:15:54am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:16:18am

re: #199 jaunte

Fox puts its official stamp of approval on vigilantism.

…by white people.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:16:33am

re: #13 Teukka

My husband saw them in Florida while visiting his parents last week. Mom in Law has dementia and his brother died earlier this year. He’s feeling an obligation to spend more time with them while Mom can still remember him.When he got there his birthday surprise was tickets to a Dolphins game, a parking pass and tickets to see ZZ Top. He knew about the football stuff (a friend of his in Tampa went along too), but the ZZ Top show was a bonus.

I got a T-shirt, lol.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:17:30am

re: #198 jaunte

I’m hoping she’ll confess to a crime while talking to the sympathetic propagandist.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:17:31am

Um, this is all kinds of illegal, but nobody gives a fuck.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:18:58am

re: #200 Dopamine Fish

[Embedded content]

Happy Veteran’s Day.

Yes & thank you.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:22:00am

They say expansion, allowing so much matter to never contact dark matter, may be the only reason that matter still exists.

New theory suggests dark matter can create new dark matter from regular matter (phys.org)

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:24:01am

re: #207 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They say expansion, allowing so much matter to never contact dark matter, may be the only reason that matter still exists.

New theory suggests dark matter can create new dark matter from regular matter (phys.org)

The Flux is real.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:24:07am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Amid Republican blockade, just 9%, of Biden’s ambassador nominees have been confirmed by the Senate compared with 77% for Obama at this point in his tenure and 70% for Trump.

Bipartisanship in action…

Insurrection continuing — part of the effort to destroy the Biden administration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:24:49am

re: #205 The Pie Overlord!

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:26:00am

re: #206 William Lewis

Yes & thank you.

[Embedded content]

Thank you, sir.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:26:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:26:49am

re: #196 Targetpractice

Hawley: “As conservatives, we’ve got to call men back to responsibility. We’ve got to say that spending your time not working…spending your time on video games, spending your time watching porn online…is not good for you, your family or this country.”.

This is also appealing to the Religious Right, who like to tell us that America’s economic prosperity as directly dependent on our level of moral integrity.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:27:53am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:28:46am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is also appealing to the Religious Right, who like to tell us that America’s economic prosperity as directly dependent on our level of moral integrity.

The religious right, who have no moral integrity.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:29:11am

re: #206 William Lewis

Yes & thank you.

[Embedded content]

To this day, this is the only portrait of me that I am not embarrassed by. That was a good day at a gloriously fun time in my life. I was fortunate to be a cold war warrior and I give thanks for that and for all those who gave ever so much more.

Yet all of us had given Uncle a blank but signed check for any amount up to and including our lives. So I got lucky; many more did not. Even some I knew in that time of peace because the Army is never a safe job.

“To absent friends.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:29:46am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:31:05am

re: #148 William Lewis

It is doubtful that there is any prosecutor in America, however, that cares enough about actual justice to do that.

Are you having a bad day?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:31:48am

re: #218 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Are you having a bad day?

hard to remain optimistic these days

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:35:07am

good grief

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:36:31am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

is there any question whose side the judge is on?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:37:41am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m all for honoring veterans, but FORCING people to applaud for them is not cool.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:37:56am

re: #218 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Are you having a bad day?

It’s veteran’s day and I’m a vet. That’s always a shitty combo when you remember that what 11/11 really means is 40 ~ 50 million wasted lives. The only good thing about that day was that the mass slaughter stopped on the Western Front even as it continued elsewhere unabated.

That war didn’t end till Nov 9, 1989.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:40:03am

re: #222 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m all for honoring veterans, but FORCING people to applaud for them is not cool.

The timing of it all was just imfuckingpeddable

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:41:28am

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The timing of it all was just imfuckingpeddable

That too.

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EstebanTornado1963  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:43:50am

re: #222 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m all for honoring veterans, but FORCING people to applaud for them is not cool.

Or a worshiping them at every sporting event.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:44:40am

re: #226 EstebanTornado1963

Or a worshiping them at every sporting event.

The military pays for that…

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:46:36am

Republicans want that brat exonerated because they want to trigger riots that can take down Tony Evers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:47:39am

Attention Downton Abbey fans:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:48:10am

re: #228 JOE 🥓

Republicans want that brat exonerated because they want to trigger riots that can take down Tony Evers.

they need some serious good guys-bad guys violence on the streets.

they are the people who benefit from that sort of chaos and carnage

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:48:15am

re: #57 Patricia Kayden

At 75 years old now this judge would be the oldest SCOTUS member ever appointed. He is certainly trying to prove his worth to the fascist cause as best he can.

But a potential Trump win in 2024 might help those dreams even at age 78 or 79. Remember this is Trump we’re talking about. Old age may not matter. Optics towards his base are everything, and proven duty to his brand of fascism guarantees at least a short term recognition even if the term is just a few years.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:48:21am

re: #228 JOE 🥓

Republicans want that brat exonerated because they want to trigger riots that can take down Tony Evers.

Hadn’t thought about that motivation but it definitely makes sense.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:53:25am

re: #222 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m all for honoring veterans, but FORCING people to applaud for them is not cool.

But it’s about what you’d expect from a guy who wants to hear a shitty jingoistic song when people call him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:55:48am

re: #231 Florida Panhandler

Appointing a 75 year old to SCOTUS is a waste of a nomination.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:58:27am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

It sounds like it will be on TV. That does not matter to me. I still love the series and will be happy to watch it. :)

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:58:50am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Appointing a 75 year old to SCOTUS is a waste of a nomination.

Republicans don’t care because it’s just one more fucking rubber stamp for them.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 11, 2021 • 8:59:17am

re: #195 JOE 🥓

Just looked at the weather report and it is going to 86 today in Los Angeles.

Let that sink in.

It’s November 11th and the high temp today is 86.

But remember folks that Republicans and Manchin insist there is no such thing as global warming…

Manchin: “I have said repeatedly that I believe climate change is real, and that the more than 7 billion people living on this Earth have contributed to its warming. “

Sinema: “In Arizona, we’re all too familiar with the impacts of a changing climate. We know that a changing climate costs Arizonians. And right now, we have the opportunity to pass smart polices to address it.”

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:01:11am

re: #33 Sherlock Hound

People love to blame individuals for wasting water, but in California, and other places, it’s agriculture that uses most of it. Almond milk is very expensive in more ways than one. Desalinization is expensive and needs new power sources.

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city’s growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden—an Eden that may only be a mirage.

This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

amazon.com

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:02:25am

re: #196 Targetpractice

This apparently is the tweet in question:

Because taking a puritanical view of manliness, that you can’t be manly and play video games or look at porn, is totally going to win over those younger voters that the party desperately needs to fill out their thinning ranks of Boomer voters.

I’m not sure this even merits “puritan” as a descriptor.

Masculinity—like everything else—is working tirelessly and uncomplainingly, because existence is creating value for your betters.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:02:57am

re: #236 JOE 🥓

Republicans don’t care because it’s just one more fucking rubber stamp for them.

Republicans are smarter than that. They know they can find 40 year old Federalist Society members who will serve for decades. They don’t want someone who may pass away soon under a Democratic President.

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:02:59am

Same as it ever was, same as it ever fucking was.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:04:02am

re: #238 BeenHereAwhile

I recently read a letter to the editor suggesting that we drain Lake Powell upstream of Lake Meade and use the water to fill up the latter reservoir, which would give us one viable lake at over 60% capacity instead of two lakes at only 30%.

At some point, they will lose their ability to generate electricity, which will lead to even more problems in the Southwest.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:05:40am

re: #241 Citizen K

Same as it ever was, same as it ever fucking was.

While I agree with the emphasis, still there is this…

Kermit the Frog - Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:06:27am

re: #239 The Ghost of a Flea

I’m not sure this even merits “puritan” as a descriptor.

Masculinity—like everything else—is working tirelessly and uncomplainingly, because existence is creating value for your betters.

And because if you are not working, then you are probably just watching videos and masturbating, or even worse, you are off in some fleshpot where whoring and gambling and fighting and cussing and stealing all abound because we are all hopeless sinners unable to resist the temptations surrounding us unless we are busy working or too tuckered out to sin.

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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:09:41am

re: #237 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Sinema: “In Arizona, we’re all too familiar with the impacts of a changing climate. We know that a changing climate costs Arizonians. And right now, we have the opportunity to pass smart polices to address it.”

Just don’t ask companies or rich people to pay for it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:11:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:14:07am

re: #246 The Pie Overlord!

laugh harder

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:15:33am

re: #246 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Response back: “The odds of your appeal succeeding are lower than a snake’s ball sack. Request denied.”

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:16:41am

re: #248 Targetpractice

Response back: “The odds of your appeal succeeding are lower than a snake’s ball sack. Request denied.”

Unless His rubber stamp gets a hold of the case.

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:17:05am

This is what you’re going to get across the country, especially after the VA Gov race. They’re going to intimidate, threaten, and eventually assault and kill all for the sake of the perfect historical whitewash. And they may just fucking get it, board by board, state by state, because normal people aren’t supposed to be expected to stand up to highly organized, highly ideological, and protracted stand offs with folks who are showing willingness to kill for these values, and the authorities are useless at best, complicit at worst (look at fucking Portland where the Proud Boys essentially run the city with the help of the Portland PD).

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:17:38am

I’m in a hella mood today, aren’t I? Via Black Mirror and San Junipero…

San Junipero - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Black Mirror 3x04)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:17:47am

re: #245 Belafon

Just don’t ask companies or rich people to pay for it.

They will build their Star Arks and leave us here to rot.

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:18:18am

re: #246 The Pie Overlord!

I hope they manage to drag him kicking and screaming across the line before time runs out.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:18:51am

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

So I guess the next time those scumbags try to storm the Capitol we are free to act as cops and shoot them down?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:19:07am

re: #250 Citizen K

The Proud Boys attended a school board meeting in NC, in a bulletproof vest

Did anyone at the meeting ask them why they felt they needed to wear body armor at a school board meeting?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:19:55am

re: #254 Eventual Carrion

So I guess the next time those scumbags try to storm the Capitol we are free to act as cops and shoot them down?

There are people who want a goddamn civil war and we are busy creating the conditions to allow it to get started.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:21:07am

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are taking the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” literally.

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:22:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:23:34am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will build their Star Arks and leave us here to rot.

That was basically the plot of the movie Elysium, which I had forgotten the title of and found by literally googling: “movie where earth is a wasteland and rich people live in space”

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:24:04am

re: #254 Eventual Carrion

So I guess the next time those scumbags try to storm the Capitol we are free to act as cops and shoot them down?

If he walks, that would be the precedent my defense would cite, yes. “I was there to calm things down and fight fires with my AK-47 & CZ-75… ” Saddest part is, _I’d_ actually really have serious first aid supplies with me since I don’t really want to kill.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:26:09am
Message to BLM: Eric Adams is not backing down.

The Big Apple mayor-elect doubled down on his campaign promise to reinstate the NYPD’s plainclothes unit a day after New York Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome threatened “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” should Adams follow through on the move.

“I made it clear on the campaign trail,” Adams said on CNN Thursday morning, a day after the heated meeting with Newsome at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

“I’m going to put in place not the Anti-Crime Unit, I’m going to put in place a plainclothes gun unit. We must zero in on gun violence in our community. You’ve seen what’s happening when a young man, 21 years old, was shot by a 17-year-old man carrying a gun,” Adams said, referring to a recent botched gang hit that killed an innocent man in the Bronx.

nypost.com

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Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:27:21am

re: #249 JOE 🥓

Unless His rubber stamp get a hold of the case.

Courts usually only grant injunctions if there’s a decent or better chance of the filing party succeeding in their appeal. Here? Realistically, the only way he scores an injunction is if the court just blatantly decides to flout the law to save his ass.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:27:24am
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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:31:27am
Hard to believe the Oath Keepers don’t keep their words when it comes to paying bills.

Maybe what saves us will be their uncontrollable habit of petty thievery.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:33:23am

re: #258 jaunte

I’m shocked that Trump isn’t paying those legal bills!

Aren’t you????

😏

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:33:43am

re: #259 Eclectic Cyborg

That was basically the plot of the movie Elysium, which I had forgotten the title of and found by literally googling: “movie where earth is a wasteland and rich people live in space”

Ben Elton also did a novel about that in the 80’s called Stark

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:34:09am

re: #265 JOE 🥓

Crabs in a bucket, grifting away at each other.

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:37:18am
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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:38:14am

re: #259 Eclectic Cyborg

That was basically the plot of the movie Elysium, which I had forgotten the title of an found by literally googling: “movie where earth is a wasteland and rich people live in space”

Imagine the MLM marketing schemes that will develop to sell breathing.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:38:50am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ben Elton also did a novel about that in the 80’s called Stark

There’s a Stark miniseries.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:38:55am

re: #268 jaunte

“Adolf Hitler, a long time fan of art and spiffy boots, arrived in Paris on June 23, 1940 with at least one mission: to encourage tourism. The war would end with him gassing millions.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:39:15am

re: #270 Punish Domestic Terrorists

There’s a Stark miniseries.

did not know about that.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:39:29am
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gocart mozart  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:39:31am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:41:24am
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Belafon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:42:05am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

Or he’ll have to sell all of his stuff just to stay afloat.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:43:53am

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

did not know about that.

It features a young actress who went on to plan Diana on The 4400.
imdb.com

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:44:37am
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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:44:44am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

There’s more money in the JC rackets and it’s all tax free. He’s gonna find JC and get in the Pulpit Pimping grift.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:46:22am

re: #278 jaunte

Who is paying that $320/hr?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:47:12am
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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:47:33am

Why am I still up after working all night???
Oh, what the hell…

Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:48:09am

re: #280 JOE 🥓

I don’t know specifically, but I understand that Rittenhouse has a GoFundMe that raised more than $500,000 for his defense. So, Motivated Racists of America in general.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:48:12am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:48:20am

re: #15 JOE 🥓

[Embedded content]

All that crying and…. Not a single tear.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:49:55am

re: #268 jaunte

The article subhead is even worse: “For much of his life, Mr. Rittenhouse, now 18, tried on identities infused with bravery and service.”

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:51:19am

Livestream

Watch Live: WI v. Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Day 8 - On The Stand - Drew Hernandez - Reported On Unrest

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gocart mozart  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:51:52am
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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:52:55am

re: #268 jaunte

Just a reminder of the BS the Times printed about Hitler

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JC1  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:54:38am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Adolf Hitler, a long time fan of art and spiffy boots, arrived in Paris on June 23, 1940 with at least one mission: to encourage tourism. The war would end with him gassing millions.”

When I saw the tweets I figured that it had to be something from the NYT opinion pages by an obvious hack. Holy crap has the NYT sank low.

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:54:46am

I can’t even bear to watch or track this shit beyond what glides through my timeline at this point. It’s just so irrevocably fixed, has been from the start, and yet I see so many elsewhere falling for it hook, line, and sinker, folks who are ostensibly liberal or Democratic and yet have eaten up the side show.

The power of Whiteness in this country is immense and seemingly impenetrable.

292
jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:55:17am

Rittenhouse team is now working on “the dead guys needed killing” defense.

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BeachDem  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:55:20am

re: #268 jaunte

[Embedded content]

In that NYT rose-colored portrait of Rittenhouse:

For much of his life, Mr. Rittenhouse had tried on identities infused with bravery and service, while exaggerating his accomplishments and eventually dropping out of high school.

I’m so glad they led that graph with his noble pursuit of bravery and service, before casually pointing out that he’s a liar and a loser.

Ugh.

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:56:30am

re: #292 jaunte

Rittenhouse team is now working on “the dead guys needed killing” defense.

Not surprisingly. The trial was essentially turned into a trial on the victims’ humanity from the very start, with Kyle being gifted the most sympathetic judge possible.

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:57:48am

“For much of his life, Mr. Rittenhouse had tried on poses of bravery and service before deciding to chuck all that hard work and find fame as a murderer.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:58:22am

If Rittenhouse was black he’d probably have never made it to trial.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 9:59:00am

We had that fun clip of Jonathan Martin yesterday. Today I discovered that the son of a good friend from high school is playing Will Robinson in the Netflix Lost in Space reboot.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:00:06am

re: #295 jaunte

“For much of his life, Mr. Rittenhouse had tried on poses of bravery and service before deciding to chuck all that hard work and find fame as a murderer.”

Yeah, it seemed that the identity he was trying on was white militia grievance actor.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:02:13am

Yep, my mood is utterly vile…

Off Kilter - Copper Head Road (live)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:03:32am

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BeachDem  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:09:33am

re: #291 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

I can’t even bear to watch or track this shit beyond what glides through my timeline at this point. It’s just so irrevocably fixed, has been from the start, and yet I see so many elsewhere falling for it hook, line, and sinker, folks who are ostensibly liberal or Democratic and yet have eaten up the side show.

The power of Whiteness in this country is immense and seemingly impenetrable.

Tamir Rice:

In a press conference in December, McGinty appeared to place part of the blame on Tamir, noting that the child “looked much older” and “had been warned” that the pellet gun he was holding “might get him into trouble” that day…

The Cleveland police union’s statement, addressed merely to “Media,” noted Rice’s death as a tragedy for the Rice family, “as well as our involved Officers and their families.”

businessinsider.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:10:03am

re: #296 Eclectic Cyborg

If Rittenhouse was black he’d probably have never made it to trial.

If you are a white who supports the rights of black Americans, you may not make it to trial either: let’s never forget the law enforcement execution of Michael Forest Reinoehl in Portland.

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gocart mozart  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:11:32am
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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:16:45am

Here’s a tweet from the current witness in the Rittenhouse trial:

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:17:20am

Plaintiffs claim that he had a duty as an actor to check to see if a prop gun was loaded. I do not think that’s actually true. His failure was as a producer, and he shares blame with all the other producers of this film.

Alec Baldwin Is Officially in Legal Trouble After Fatally Shooting His Cinematographer (Stylecaster via MSN)

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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:22:34am
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jaunte  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:24:04am

Judge Clown.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:24:20am

re: #305 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Plaintiffs claim that he had a duty as an actor to check to see if a prop gun was loaded. I do not think that’s actually true. His failure was as a producer, and he shares blame with all the other producers of this film.

Alec Baldwin Is Officially in Legal Trouble After Fatally Shooting His Cinematographer (Stylecaster via MSN)

This. As an actor, he did what he was supposed to.

BUT

As a producer he fucked up by the numbers and deserves to pay through the nose for that.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:24:52am

re: #306 jaunte

Gee I wonder what Republicans will do when guns are turned on them and the shooter invokes the brat’s “I feel threatened” shtick?

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:25:33am

re: #307 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Judge Clown.

The judge is making it clear he’s not even making any attempt at not just being an impartial judge, but that he is as much of an openly partisan hack as possible. That’s how you know he’s a Republican in good standing.

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Citizen K  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:26:23am

re: #309 JOE 🥓

Gee I wonder what Republicans will do when guns are turned on them and the shooter invokes the brat’s “I feel threatened” shtick?

Wait for the police to gun down the ‘perps’ and clean things up without having to worry about a trial?

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Dangerman  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:31:19am

re: #300 Punish Domestic Terrorists

[Embedded content]

They are in fact just rules And they make total sense

Get someone to explain them to you

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gocart mozart  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:32:41am

My version

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:32:49am

re: #309 JOE 🥓

Gee I wonder what Republicans will do when guns are turned on them and the shooter invokes the brat’s “I feel threatened” shtick?

The courts they’ve stacked will throw the shooter into prison for life. Justice is anathema to the GOP.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:33:36am

re: #312 Dangerman

They are in fact just rules And they make total sense

Get someone to explain them to you

And no, “But I don’t wannaaaaaaa” is not a valid excuse.

316
A Three Hour Tour  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:38:12am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

Kyle Rittenhouse can’t run for Congress until he reaches the age of 25. That won’t be until 2028. Seven years is a long time in politics. Rittenhouse may very well outlive his usefulness to the racist, fascist thugs by then.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:38:47am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

And no, “But I don’t wannaaaaaaa” is not a valid excuse.

Republican politicians will line up to defend the “I don’t wanna” toddlers, so it is a valid excuse to a quarter of Americans.

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gocart mozart  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:39:12am

This is the best one

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mmmirele  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:40:20am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Christians who think rules don’t apply to them, part eleventy million.

Kent Hovind was suspended from YouTube for seven days for violating its terms-of-service, specifically for his “whack an atheist” series.

He is evading the ban by live-streaming that on Matt Powell’s channel instead.

He was specifically suspended for an anti-vaxxer video. Then he did a Tuesday Whack an Atheist live on Powell’s channel, which was pulled down and then put back up yesterday. Hovind also says he doesn’t make money on his videos but he does have superchats and of course you can donate.

Kent has a court date next Tuesday for his appeal on his conviction for assaulting Cindi Lincoln. Stay tuned.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:40:49am

re: #314 William Lewis

The courts they’ve stacked will throw the shooter into prison for life. Justice is anathema to the GOP.

The rules depend on who the victim is and who the shooter is. Let’s not forget the black Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot, when no one was injured. If Rittenhouse shot white racists, the judge would definitely not be so lenient toward him.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:42:26am

Dude on the left appears to be on meth, and the one on the right has dead eyes.

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:46:52am

re: #161 darthstar

Just because the defense is using mistrial as a strategy doesn’t mean they’ll get it. The prosecution has been more than obsequious to the judge in this case and he doesn’t have grounds (yet) to declare his court a mess.

What this says is that having Kyle take the stand was a mistake and the defense attorneys know it. He’s about as sympathetic a presence as your garden variety thug, and an un-tailored suit doesn’t change that about his appearance in the slightest.

I think the jury will convict and the judge will be lenient.

Based upon the motion for mistrial, they’ll be some folk reading Shepard’s Citations:

law.cornell.edu

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BeachDem  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:50:00am

re: #320 Hecuba’s daughter

The rules depend on who the victim is and who the shooter is. Let’s not forget the black Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot, when no one was injured. If Rittenhouse shot white racists, the judge would definitely not be so lenient toward him.


Two teens were charged with murder in the police shooting that killed an 8-year-old girl at a high school football game

Two teenagers who prosecutors say started a gunfight outside a Sharon Hill high school football game that led to the fatal police shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility in August have been charged with murder in connection with her death…

Stollsteimer has said Fanta was struck by a bullet fired by one of three Sharon Hill police officers who were monitoring the crowd leaving Academy Park High School after the season-opening football game against Pennsbury. It remains unclear which officer fired the shot that killed her, but all three have told investigators they opened fire on a vehicle they mistakenly believed was involved in the shooting between Ford and Strand, which prosecutors said took place about a block from the stadium.

inquirer.com

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:50:56am

re: #183 JOE 🥓

20+% inflation 1979-80 and Carter compensated my fellow Federal employees with only an 8% raise…

IIRC, Paul Volcker, Chair of the Federal Reserve, was responsible for high inflation during Carter’s term.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:52:29am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

Until your palms are fuzzy and you need glasses.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:53:05am

re: #323 BeachDem

Pigs will always walk no matter the guilt or innocence of those around them.

< spit >

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:53:39am

re: #324 BeenHereAwhile

IIRC, Paul Volcker, Chair of the Federal Reserve, was responsible for high inflation during Carter’s term.

Not high inflation, high interest rates. The Fed controls interest rates.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:53:50am

re: #323 BeachDem

America: Where cops are never responsible for anything.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:54:21am

re: #324 BeenHereAwhile

IIRC, Paul Volcker, Chair of the Federal Reserve, was responsible for high inflation during Carter’s term.

He jacked interest rates thru the roof!

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lawhawk  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:55:24am

re: #189 William Lewis

Eh, just got to stop when you need glasses…

Lasik

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:56:55am

re: #330 lawhawk

Lasik

Heh. I have to remember that crack, thank you!

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:57:53am

re: #200 Dopamine Fish

[Embedded content]

Happy Veteran’s Day.

Ditto

Grandpa in Europe around 1943
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sagehen  Nov 11, 2021 • 10:58:00am

re: #324 BeenHereAwhile

IIRC, Paul Volcker, Chair of the Federal Reserve, was responsible for high inflation during Carter’s term.

No. Volcker took office in August 79 and served 8 years. He’s the one who got inflation under control by the time he left.

The inflation started before Carter got into office; remember Ford’s “Whip Inflation Now” (WIN) buttons?

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 11:01:09am

re: #212 Punish Domestic Terrorists

[Embedded content]

Oct. 13th. Must have been about the time his defense decided to use the ‘Medical help’ excuse for him being there.

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William Lewis  Nov 11, 2021 • 11:02:03am

re: #332 Eventual Carrion

Ditto

[Embedded content]

Italy then? (1943, that was it :D )

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cat-tikvah  Nov 11, 2021 • 11:07:31am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do hope Hawley will be outing all the GOP legislators who have engaged in self-abuse and fornication. Glory!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 11, 2021 • 11:10:01am

re: #310 Citizen K

The judge is making it clear he’s not even making any attempt at not just being an impartial judge, but that he is as much of an openly partisan hack as possible. That’s how you know he’s a Republican in good standing.

I presume the judge views these things as less of “rules” and more as “guidelines”.
/

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unproven innocence  Nov 11, 2021 • 11:11:29am

re: #182 Targetpractice

“Masturbating too much”? Is that a thing? I wasn’t aware there was a set limit.

A hard limit would be twenty-fours per day.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 12:21:49pm

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did anyone at the meeting ask them why they felt they needed to wear body armor at a school board meeting?

Because they are BRAVE, PROUD children

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2021 • 1:14:29pm

re: #335 William Lewis

Italy then? (1943, that was it :D )

Notation on back of photo says “Taken in Germany during WWII in about 1943-44”


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