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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:03:11pm

zefrank would, for sure, liven up the those live-calls during the dives.

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:04:29pm

“For the children, I think it’s a dick move to rip open someone’s stomach…” This isn’t bad…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:15:17pm

Andy Ngo is trending on Twitter - for all the wrong reasons in his case….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:15:55pm

Telescope fish says WAIT FOR ME!

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Jay C  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:16:12pm

re: #3 Eric The Fruit Bat

Andy Ngo is trending on Twitter - for all the wrong reasons in his case….

An indictment, hopefully….?

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:17:29pm
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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:20:49pm

A new OH Predictive Insights poll in Arizona finds only 26% of Democrats said that they would prefer to keep Sen Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)as their senator, while another 72% chose a Democrat other than Kyrsten Sinema.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:23:42pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:23:42pm

My wife is tired. She just asked me if I went to the bank to check the cash (she asked me to cash a check). Not a dad joke.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:24:45pm

re: #9 Barefoot Grin

My wife is tired. She just asked me if I went to the bank to check the cash (she asked me to cash a check). Not a dad joke.

I would have answered: “Yep, it’s still there, well out of my reach.”

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:29:21pm

re: #10 Eclectic Cyborg

I would have answered: “Yep, it’s still there, well out of my reach.”

Basically true. There was one teller and one customer. The customer wanted to get $1000 cash, but was very exacting in the denominations. Then he had to have the bills all facing the same way: “I’m kind of OCD like that; really, like my dad, though my mom had it a bit…..” About 10 minutes later* and then another teller finally appeared to help me as we learned about OCD guy’s family history.

*Possibly somewhat shorter than 10 minutes. In fact, it was probably more like 2 minutes, but I’m an asshole in my own way about these things.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:44:06pm

re: #11 Barefoot Grin

Basically true. There was one teller and one customer. The customer wanted to get $1000 cash, but was very exacting in the denominations. Then he had to have the bills all facing the same way: “I’m kind of OCD like that; really, like my dad, though my mom had it a bit…..” About 10 minutes later* and then another teller finally appeared to help me as we learned about OCD guy’s family history.

*Possibly somewhat shorter than 10 minutes. In fact, it was probably more like 2 minutes, but I’m an asshole in my own way about these things.

I face bills automatically. Cashiers at work don’t need to, but managers at the end of the day do.

My husband spells it CDO. You know, alphabetical order. I used to think it was a joke.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:45:37pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:46:33pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

I face bills automatically. Cashiers at work don’t need to, but managers at the end of the day do.

My husband spells it CDO. You know, alphabetical order. I used to think it was a joke.

But you didn’t do it at the teller’s window with no one else around except a guy wanting to check his cash, I’ll bet.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:48:35pm

The restaurant I work at has counter service, not table service. There are two self-serve bussing stations The number of times the trays and dishes get sorted and stacked is amazing.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:50:04pm

re: #14 Barefoot Grin

But you didn’t do it at the teller’s window with no one else around except a guy wanting to check his cash, I’ll bet.

Nope, not me.

Never been a teller, but I wouldn’t do it that way, nope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:51:39pm
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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:52:53pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

She can do a sleepover. Maybe use her own PJ’s. Bring her own toilet seat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:53:45pm

re: #18 nines09

She can do a sleepover. Maybe use her own PJ’s. Bring her own toilet seat.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:54:39pm

How fucked up do you have to be to pay money for this shit? I’m not even saying how fucked up it is that grifters are selling this shit, grifters gonna grift.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:55:42pm

QAnon leader touts death as a necessary step in their evolution towards enlightenment:

While the group initially appeared to be waiting for the reappearance of JFK, over the weekend, the tone of Protzman’s comments shifted dramatically. Besides proclaiming that he was God’s representative on earth, he also took part in a video chat where participants openly spoke about having to experience death in order to learn the truth.

“Ultimately… we have to experience that physical death… let go… come out on the other side,” one of the participants in the video call suggested.

“People play games, friend.”
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Cheechako  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:55:58pm

I was wondering about electric vehicles in Alaska’s cold climate. This article shows they can work:

Alaska’s First Electric School Bus Is Managing Minus 40 Temps With Ease

First Student, who has the school bus contract here in Juneau, plans to add electric buses to their fleet. Also, the City bus fleet is already operating one electric bus and has several more on order.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:58:26pm

re: #19 Backwoods_Sleuth

My doggo Cookie who passed used to love to wear “clothes”. I made remarks here I think about that.
I always looked at the little dogs in clothing and thought “Aww. Poor dog.”
WRONG.
Cookie loved it. Loved it.
So my wife yesterday pulled out an old Cookie outfit and put it on Cooper just to see what would happen.
NOPE.
He immediately tried to pull it off his front leg. Which I thought he would do.
Oh well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:03:26pm
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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:03:54pm

re: #20 The Pie Overlord!

How fucked up do you have to be to pay money for this shit? I’m not even saying how fucked up it is that grifters are selling this shit, grifters gonna grift.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:04:09pm

re: #23 nines09

My doggo Cookie who passed used to love to wear “clothes”. I made remarks here I think about that.
I always looked at the little dogs in clothing and thought “Aww. Poor dog.”
WRONG.
Cookie loved it. Loved it.
So my wife yesterday pulled out an old Cookie outfit and put it on Cooper just to see what would happen.
NOPE.
He immediately tried to pull it off his front leg. Which I thought he would do.
Oh well.

Nothing - I say nothing - will contain Cooper’s magnificence.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:11:03pm

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:12:26pm

re: #27 nines09

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:12:50pm

I was wondering if anyone remembered anything about smallpox outbreaks in the US before the vaccine and how it was handled.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:13:34pm

re: #28 wrenchwench

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:17:44pm
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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:19:48pm
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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:25:16pm

Just posted this on a friend’s feed as this idiot thought she was being witty.

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:27:34pm

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:29:09pm

re: #33 darthstar

Just posted this on a friend’s feed as this idiot thought she was being witty.

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I don’t care if he unfriends me. His top post was mocking the homeless. Fuck him too.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:34:32pm

Thanksgiving 1940

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cat-tikvah  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:36:47pm

re: #8 Patricia Kayden

Dear Lord, when is PA State Senator Doug Mastriano (who also paid for buses of “patriots” to go to DC on January 6) getting indicted?
Can it at least be before he declares he’s running for governor?
Please?

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:38:18pm

re: #33 darthstar

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:45:26pm

re: #36 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Thanksgiving 1940

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The median income for a man in 1940 was $956. Seventy years later, the median income was $33,276. Women in 1940 earned 62 cents for every dollar a man earned. In 2010, women earned 74 cents for every dollar a man earned.

The 1940 Census: 72-Year-Old Secrets Revealed
April 2, 2012

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:47:00pm

My saga with some home renovation. Paged for fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:47:49pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:50:23pm

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:52:34pm

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:52:40pm
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sagehen  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:56:20pm

re: #29 Belafon

I was wondering if anyone remembered anything about smallpox outbreaks in the US before the vaccine and how it was handled.

I know nothing about pre-vaccine… but here’s a good story about a 1947 outbreak when the vaccine was first mass-produced and mass-distributed:

en.wikipedia.org

The 1947 New York City smallpox outbreak occurred in March 1947 and was declared ended on April 24, 1947. The outbreak marked two milestones for America. First, it was the largest mass vaccination effort ever conducted for smallpox in America, and second, it marked the last outbreak of smallpox in America. Within three weeks of the discovery of the outbreak, the U.S. Public Health Service, in conjunction with New York City health officials, had procured the smallpox vaccine and inoculated over 6,350,000 adults and children. Of that number, 5,000,000 had been vaccinated within the first two weeks. The rapid response was credited with limiting the outbreak to 12 people, 10 of whom recovered, while 2 died.

Anthony Fauci was a little boy in NYC at the time, and the episode had a profound effect on the course of his life. His choice of career, for instance.

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William Lewis  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:56:35pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

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I puree my leek potato (oh, and carrots. it needs carrot) soup right before putting in the heavy cream and butter. Gloriously smooth. Then for texture & flavor I add sliced mushrooms when serving. Best of both styles.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:58:08pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:58:17pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

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When I was a kid, my mom had two more kids (at the same time, after having two more separately). Whatever we were having for dinner went in the blender for the most recent two.

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:00:57pm

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:03:02pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson
MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE

Lawyers. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:06:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:07:15pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:07:39pm

Cillizza is trying to compete with The New York Times Pitchbot.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:09:09pm

re: #51 jaunte

That cartoon is perfect. That is exactly what happened and what is currently happening.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:09:57pm
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:11:22pm

GOHMERT!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:12:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:13:38pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:14:32pm

re: #56 jaunte

Beat me to it….. My God!

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EPR-radar  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:14:54pm

re: #55 jaunte

Not having a bloated, orange fascist wannabe in the White House is priceless.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:15:12pm

re: #53 Dread Pirate Ron

Well he is an inanimate object.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:15:37pm

re: #59 Dave In Austin

He remembered to mumble ‘election integrity’ up front. A reporter needs to ask him for specifics.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:22:53pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:23:01pm
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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:26:36pm

re: #64 The Pie Overlord!
Got the Blue Arm Twist working in Stereo.
I’m sure they were watching that caped crusader. And that is why they were watching.
Good work officers.
How much of a loser are you to have a Trump banner on you in a freaking airport?

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:28:07pm

re: #65 nines09

Got the Blue Arm Twist working in Stereo.
I’m sure they were watching that caped crusader. And that is why they were watching.
Good work officers.
How much of a loser are you to have a Trump banner on you in a freaking airport?

More than a year after the election no less.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:28:20pm

re: #29 Belafon

I was wondering if anyone remembered anything about smallpox outbreaks in the US before the vaccine and how it was handled.

Variolation goes back to the beginning of the 18th century, and the procedure is similar to vaccination, so there isn’t really a US before any effective “treatment.” During outbreaks the usual procedure was quarantine and widespread inoculation.

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EPR-radar  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:30:11pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Especially since the Qanon nut jobs are the ideological heirs (to the extent they have ideology) of the right wing nut jobs that wanted JFK dead.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:31:53pm

re: #66 The Pie Overlord!

The Tea Party.
People just like you and me.
Right?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:34:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:39:11pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:39:15pm
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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:43:53pm

re: #70 Dread Pirate Ron

Sooner or later the socialist smear will be a communist smear and the dolts will shit themselves. COMMIE?!!?
Like the couch potato half asleep in front of the TV years ago heard the announcer say,
“The probe is approaching Uranus”, and he smashed the coffee table jumping up.

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JC1  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:46:20pm

re: #68 EPR-radar

Especially since the Qanon nut jobs are the ideological heirs (to the extent they have ideology) of the right wing nut jobs that wanted JFK dead.

RFK Jr. Isn’t that far away from Qanon in his crazy beliefs.

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(((Archangel1)))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:46:56pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:48:43pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

The money should go to the victims’ families. I believe there’s a survivor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:52:29pm
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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:52:51pm

re: #23 nines09

My doggo Cookie who passed used to love to wear “clothes”. I made remarks here I think about that.
I always looked at the little dogs in clothing and thought “Aww. Poor dog.”
WRONG.
Cookie loved it. Loved it.
So my wife yesterday pulled out an old Cookie outfit and put it on Cooper just to see what would happen.
NOPE.
He immediately tried to pull it off his front leg. Which I thought he would do.
Oh well.

Katie (RIP)
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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:53:58pm

re: #78 jeffreyw

Pretty doggo.
I bet she loved those.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:54:59pm

re: #75 (((Archangel1)))

If you want to see poser 101 go check that out. It just gets worse and worse.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:02:27pm

re: #7 Dangerman

Sen. Sinema doesn’t care.

She’s got her retirement plan paid for already. I’m sure there will be much consulting in her future.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:10:51pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:12:03pm

re: #72 Eric The Fruit Bat

Wait, J-Law is a Trumporrhoid?

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(((Archangel1)))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:12:14pm

re: #81 Romantic Heretic

Sen. Sinema doesn’t care.

She’s got her retirement plan paid for already. I’m sure there will be much consulting in her future.

If someone who enters high office screws over his or her constituents like that knowing full-well there’s a nice likely payday the day after, that payday should somehow be nuked from orbit as soon as possible. There needs to be some way of making it clear that such behavior will have consequences the day after, make them so toxic so as to discourage others from trying it down the line and prevent it from happening again.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:12:17pm

Title… Critical Race Theory:

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:18:37pm

But neither one of these lawyers is Sidney Powell or Rudy Giuliani.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:22:06pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:27:31pm

re: #87 jaunte

Social media users have shared what appears to be an advert from the Ad Council that warns how a “toke” of marijuana caused a man to go into a “murderous craze”. The advertisement, however, is a fake and was never created or distributed by the Ad Council.

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Egregious Philbin  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:27:42pm

re: #87 jaunte

But its OK this year, its legal now, and I’ll be with my brothers and sisters…..

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:27:49pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Immersion blenders are my friend. I had a run in trying to make apple ginger soup years back with a regular blender and the hot soup went everywhere despite my best efforts to contain. After getting an immersion blender, have never had that particular problem and all manner of soups benefit from puree. I also use the immersion blender to make all kinds of pestos too.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:28:16pm

There is the advice for the reader: “If you or someone you know is addicted to marijuana, call Domino’s at [no phone numbers allowed], rent a tape and enjoy!”

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:28:48pm

One toke.
“Then he grabbed the electric carving knife and said we were all dead!”
How did you escape?!??
“He turned to plug it in and we made it out the door.”

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:29:08pm

re: #88 Dread Pirate Ron

It does read like a 1920’s marihuana scare movie translated into 1970s ad typography.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:29:47pm

Good piece on Asimov and the latest Foundation:

“…The reason Asimov remains so well-known today is not because his books are so great — they are, but plenty of great books don’t get blockbuster TV treatment 80 years after publication. Like passengers on a sub-FTL starship, the Foundation stories spend most of their time in cold sleep, awakened every 20 years or so when a superfan with influence finds a reason to revive them — and for most of the past century, the ideas have remained current. Apple’s TV adaptation is an attempt to modify Asimov’s universe for a world in which Foundation’s themes have lost their intellectual hegemony (see The Atlantic piece for more detail). The show’s execution is ultimately very disappointing, but if there is any justice in the world, it will re-up Foundation for another twenty years or so of public life, by which time someone else will come along with a better update.

Cheers, nerds.”

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Charles Johnson  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:30:23pm

re: #87 jaunte

This fake has been circulating for years because it’s too funny to fact-check.

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mmmirele  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:31:09pm

re: #21 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

I had

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

That Telegram channel was, uhm, crazy, and I saw the FJB Christmas ornaments being sold there as well. Yikes.

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2020 Blue Wisconsin  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:35:37pm

re: #83 The Pie Overlord!

Different Jennifer Lawrence (thankfully).

Link

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:40:53pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:47:31pm

re: #87 jaunte

[Embedded content]

You can’t even offer me decent shit? What is this crap?

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:48:08pm

re: #98 Patricia Kayden

He will have no problem finding one. Might even be…

I’m out good people.
Nite nite.

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:50:22pm

re: #100 nines09

He will have no problem finding one. Might even be…

I’m out good people.
Nite nite.

If I upding that, does it mean good night or I’m glad you’re leaving. I’m so confused…

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:55:21pm

re: #101 A Cranky One

Welcome to my world.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:01:31pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:07:01pm

re: #103 Dave In Austin

He’s more metrosexual than manly.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:11:30pm

Local news update.

The dozens of looters who rushed Walnut Creek’s Nordstrom on Saturday night made off with between $100,000 ad $200,000 worth of merchandise, Walnut Creek police said Monday.

Lt. Hollie Connors said up to 80 masked bandits blocked the street up and down Broadway Plaza with up to 25 vehicles that had license plates covered from possible identification. Though the city began placing officers inside Nordstrom earlier this year after similar smash-and-grab robberies, no officers were on site just before 9 p.m. Saturday when the coordinated attack took place.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:21:10pm

re: #29 Belafon

I was wondering if anyone remembered anything about smallpox outbreaks in the US before the vaccine and how it was handled.

There was not much that could be done. During the famous 1775-1782 epidemic the two options were quarantine or inoculation. Sometimes individuals who were ‘busted’ with recognized infections were sent to a remote or designated area. And in some cases entire villages were quarantined.

The other option was inoculation. Which was even more controversial. Although George Washington, a smallpox survivor, required the Continental Army to get inoculated.

During the Smallpox outbreak of 1775-1782 at least 130,000 Americans out of 2.4 million died. And thousands more Native Americans as well. And waves of the epidemic spread throughout the North American Continent, Mexico and Alaska, with some occurring into the 19th Century.

Among the reasons the United States invasion of Canada in 1775 failed was a major smallpox epidemic in the invading American Army.

1775-1782 North American smallpox epidemic.
en.wikipedia.org

The book ‘Pox Americana’ follows the epidemic over the decades as it moved through the North American Continent. If you do decide to purchase it, please use our esteemed hosts link!
amazon.com

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:24:20pm

re: #105 Dread Pirate Ron

Local news update.

Hmm… I wonder if there might be videos of cars. license plates, people involved, the merchandise stolen. Plus the several that were busted right then.

Crimes relying on anonymity are becoming more and more difficult to successfully carry out these days. As is claiming a sasquatch sighting.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:29:34pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Iirc, Al Franken described Cruz as ‘That Guy’ who microwaves fish in the company lunchroom.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:35:16pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

The OCD Dilemma
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austin_blue  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:55:01pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Rod Serling voice:

Imagine, if you will, a world of two soups.

The first is one in which a carrot/ginger soup in a vegetable stock is served in a bowl in which the carrots and ginger are all 1/2” cubes.

The second is one in which, after cooking, the soup was put into a food processor and pureed.

One is inedible (#1!). The second is fan-fucking-tastic!

So by and large, I’m a pureed soup guy when the ingredients include stuff that needs to be atomized to mix, rather than overpower, the other ingredients. So, ginger/carrot soup, pureed. Vegetable beef, non-pureed.

I think this is an absolutely perfect argument.

And I’m going to go ahead and proclaim myself winning the Interwebs today based on this perfect post. Yay, me!

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danarchy  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:59:40pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

it was in Paris, so there is a good chance it was at least half butter


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