Antoine Boyer Reworks Charlie Parker: “Donna Lee”

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Happy Thanksgiving to all, as Antoine turns the main melody of Donna Lee inside out.

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Antoine Boyer performs his own interpretation of Donna Lee. Please note this performance is NOT part of the actual lesson series.

These are strictly performance videos for our youtube channel.

Rhythm Guitar: Denis Chang
Bass: Denis Chang

Antoine Boyer, 19 years old at the time of this recording, has already established himself as one of the leading players of Gypsy Jazz. He recorded his first album at the age of 12 and has since shared the stage around the world with many of the greatest musicians such as Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Phillip Catherine, etc. From a very young age, he was bathed in the most authentic world of Gypsy Jazz but his musical world is not just limited to the world of Django Reinhardt; he is also heavily influenced by contemporary classical music, and these influences are very apparent in his improvisations.

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390 comments
1
gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:11:06am
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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:12:32am

Each Antoine Boyer can use a good Denis Chang, or two.

Rhythm Guitar: Denis Chang
Bass: Denis Chang

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:16:49am

Yelp Reviews, Tic-Toc Cafe:

“…I try to avoid dining at places like this which put their MAGA politics on their front doors and ads. MAGA cancelled their last Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they want us to be angry that gas is 50 cents more. I’ll dine down the Causeway.”
yelp.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:19:41am
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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:21:56am

THEEbes.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:22:33am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Beautiful.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:25:47am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years

Infrastructure Week.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:29:19am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:31:25am

re: #8 Dread Pirate Ron

Maybe someone should explain to them why Lord Baltimore left England to go to Mary’s Land.

10
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:31:41am
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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:34:09am

Operation Garlic Herb Roasted Red Potatoes has commenced. Recipe calls for two cloves of garlic:

Two Cloves Garlic? Sure.
12
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:35:04am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:37:11am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:39:10am
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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:39:25am

Hey! Just a drive-by to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving. And to those of you outside the US, have a great Thursday.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:39:28am

re: #13 The Pie Overlord!

Mmm. They look delicious.

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plansbandc  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:40:25am

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Citizen K  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:40:26am

I often mention that we’re more likely to get mandatory gun ownership laws passed than any sort of reasonable gun control laws with the lay of the land as it is.

Seems like folks in New Mexico are putting that idea to the test:

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:40:55am

re: #15 makeitstop

Hey! Just a drive-by to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving. And to those of you outside the US, have a great Thursday.

Good to see you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

20
A Cranky One  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:47:01am

With opportunities like i may un-retire.

sam.gov

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:47:07am

re: #8 Dread Pirate Ron

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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:49:41am

re: #19 nines09

Good to see you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Back atcha, Nines. How’s the pup?

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:51:24am

re: #22 makeitstop

Cooper do
Copper don’t
Cooper will
Copper won’t
STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP

Like that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:54:25am
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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:55:55am

re: #22 makeitstop

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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:55:58am

Does the Truth Bomb make boom and smoke? Otherwise, it’s a dud.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:56:29am

JFC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:00:59pm
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Dangerman  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:04:02pm

Q: can we deep fry a turkey in the kitchen on the tile floor?

I mean no wood or carpet, so…

// <——obligatory liability control

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:04:02pm
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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:04:28pm

re: #26 BigPapa

Does the Truth Bomb make boom and smoke? Otherwise, it’s a dud.

More smoke than truth. By design.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:04:54pm

I know what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:08:09pm
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Dangerman  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:08:42pm

re: #29 Dangerman

Q: can we deep fry a turkey in the kitchen on the tile floor?

I mean no wood or carpet, so…

// <——obligatory liability control

We’ll open a window…

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:13:42pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

I agree with Lorenzo. :)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:14:08pm

re: #34 Dangerman

We’ll open a window…

Username checks out.

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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:14:15pm

Hard for folks to grok how water can make fire *worse*

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:17:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:18:18pm

re: #38 jaunte

lol

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Dangerman  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:19:12pm

re: #36 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Username checks out.

I made the kids play soccer in the other room

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:19:27pm

Pierogisaurus quickly became extinct owing to the failure of its experimental in-line bipedal arrangement.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:19:34pm

re: #37 BigPapa

Hard for folks to grok how water can make fire *worse*

MythBusters - Greased Lightning - Small Scale Fire

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Dangerman  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:20:46pm

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the rock band?

A: He had the drumsticks

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:22:59pm
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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:23:16pm

Is it weird for me to call charcuterie ‘Shark Coochie?’

Because I can’t stop/won’t stop.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:26:21pm

re: #41 jaunte

Pierogisaurus quickly became extinct owing to the failure of its experimental in-line bipedal arrangement.

I heard they were pan-fried into extinction.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:27:16pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Those Chicxulub pans are way out of my price range.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:27:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:32:46pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say a fire at a Siberian coal mine has killed 52 miners and rescuers.

Officials previously said that rescuers found 14 bodies and the search for 38 people missing was halted for safety reasons, because of a buildup of explosive methane gas and a high concentration of toxic fumes from the fire.

The state Tass and RIA-Novosti news agencies cited emergency officials as saying that there was no chance of finding any survivors.

The Interfax news agency cited a representative of the regional administration who also put the death toll from Thursday’s fire at 52.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:35:59pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:37:52pm

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:40:52pm

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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:44:33pm

Well wishes on the day of the year when being moist is of utmost importance.

May the Moist Be With You.

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EstebanTornado1963  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:46:07pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:48:07pm

And Detroit pulls defeat out of the jaws of victory again.

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jeffreyw  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:49:40pm

re: #54 EstebanTornado1963

Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii

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A Thanksgiving Miracle!

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:52:17pm

re: #18 Citizen K

I often mention that we’re more likely to get mandatory gun ownership laws passed than any sort of reasonable gun control laws with the lay of the land as it is.

Seems like folks in New Mexico are putting that idea to the test:

Man. The fun I could have with a string of firecrackers.

Yes, I’m evil. Muhahahaha!

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Orange Impostor  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:57:03pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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That tweet came from the John Birch Society.

The same organization who campaigned to have his great uncle arrested and executed for treason - on the day before his assassination.

John Birch Society flier from Dallas TX, November 21, 1963
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Dangerman  Nov 25, 2021 • 12:59:02pm

re: #57 Romantic Heretic

Man. The fun I could have with a string of firecrackers.

Yes, I’m evil. Muhahahaha!

Asinine

Them, not you

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:04:02pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

PCVR users aren’t into it either. Facebook gutted the low end of the PCVR hardware market, and many PCVR games now look like phone games so they can also run on Quest 2.

There’s also the privacy issue. Everyone can see that it’s still Facebook and that they’ll monitor every interaction in VR.

They like the idea of the sci-fi Metaverse, and several companies are working on their own versions, but they see Facebook as the evil company in a movie about VR from a few years ago, Ready Player One.

Standalone VR users are all in Facebook headsets, but even a lot of them hate Facebook. They just like the low price. The market for their Metaverse may be smaller than they think it is.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:05:33pm

re: #57 Romantic Heretic

Man. The fun I could have with a string of firecrackers.

Yes, I’m evil. Muhahahaha!

There was a town in Illinois, and one in Georgia that also passed a must-carry law. All I can think of is the time Clint Eastwood was elected to office in some small town in California. There was an editorial cartoon showing Clint holding a fellow committee member at gunpoint (“Go ahead, make my day!”) while another committee member says, “It would be a good idea to table that motion.”

I’m numb and cynical enough to say that recordings and live webcasts of these meetings would be much more entertaining than the usual meetings I’ve been in as an appointed official.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:06:48pm

What. The. Actual. Fuck.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:10:06pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

Mesuga.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:10:50pm
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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:11:02pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

There is no lie the maga suckers won’t buy.
None. Zero.
And they know it.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:12:36pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

Resentment goulash!

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:17:08pm

Who are “They”? BLM? Antifa? The Illuminati? The Elders of Zion? Kiwanis?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:17:17pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:17:52pm

“The people who don’t celebrate Halloween” You mean like, evangelicals?

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:19:55pm

re: #67 The Pie Overlord!

Moose Lodge.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:22:34pm

Happy thanksgiving from Twin Falls. Yeah, the audio sucks. Still getting used to making these things.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:32:09pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:35:25pm

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:38:04pm

“…The entrepreneurs sued the Trump Corporation and the family members that starred on the NBC show—the Donald, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric—claiming that they were presenting ACN as a decent investment without revealing that they were secretly getting paid millions to do so. The New York Times, citing Trump tax returns reporters there had managed to obtain, would later reveal that the multi-level marketing company had paid him $8.8 million over 10 years.

“Trump repeatedly misrepresented ACN’s risk profile to consumers, falsely claiming that investing in ACN was a low-risk entrepreneurial venture,” the lawsuit states. “Trump repeatedly told his audiences that he endorsed ACN because he believed it offered a reasonable probability of commercial success. He touted ACN’s commercial prospects and his regard for its founders. And he failed to disclose that he was, in fact, being paid millions of dollars for his ACN endorsement.”

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:39:50pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Northern Wisconsin. Went to a small diner in town that always gives away Turkey dinner on TG to anyone who comes in. Took a plate to my coworker stuck at the nearly empty hotel then went on a short photo taking drive in the bright crisp cold sunshine.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:42:13pm

re: #55 Eventual Carrion

I can’t think of anything worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:45:54pm

re: #55 Eventual Carrion

And Detroit pulls defeat out of the jaws of victory again.

Have the Lions ever actually won a Thanksgiving day game?

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:47:02pm

re: #77 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

The Lions haven’t fared well in Thanksgiving Day games. Since their first Thanksgiving game in 1934, the Lions have only won 37 times, lost 42 and tied twice

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:50:54pm

We took a nice three-mile walk through the New Hampshire woods this afternoon. Once home, I took the dog to the local deserted college campus for another walk. Just came home at dusk and it was something to see directly into some folks homes from the car as they ate Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t miss the fuss and hectic nature of big multigeneration Thanksgivings, but that time at table with a glass of wine and little mounds of things poking through a sea of gravy—I felt just a tinge of nostalgia.

Anyway, time to go season the steaks. They’ll go in the oven once the stuffing is done. I’ve never had stuffing with steak before, but I’m confident it will pass….mustard.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:51:18pm

re: #76 Eric The Fruit Bat

I can’t think of anything worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

Being a Cleveland Browns fan?

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:51:38pm

I just gassed up the Ranger. They don’t let the driver pump the gas in this state (with a brief pandemic exception) so it was easy. ‘Mini serve’, so no window washing, and I didn’t even see a place to top off the tire pressure. I have a pump and a gauge. I even remembered which side the hole to put the gas in is on. Whatever it’s called.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:52:06pm

re: #77 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Have the Lions ever actually won a Thanksgiving day game?

They’ve been doing it since 1932. A quick online search finds a news article claim that “As for the records of both teams in their Thanksgiving home games, the Detroit Lions have accumulated 37 wins, 42 losses and two ties” Considering how bad the Packers were during the 70’s & 80’s that’s probably where many of the wins came from.

Just so the Cowboys lose today.

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BigPapa  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:52:19pm

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

Being a Cleveland Browns fan?

Let’s keep it PG-13 here.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:53:39pm

While we were walking I told my wife that we used to eat around 2PM and then some folks would linger at the table to chat while the rest of us would crowd into the TV room to watch football.

“Who played?”
“The Cowboys and Redskins.”
WTF?”

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:57:18pm

re: #81 wrenchwench

You were this many days old when you learned this. Gas gauge will tell you.

The arrow shows the side.
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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 1:59:04pm

re: #85 nines09

You were this many days old when you learned this. Gas gauge will tell you.

[Embedded content]

Now I want to go look.

Is the fill hole called a ‘fill hole’?

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:01:57pm

Continuing to post process…

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:02:17pm

re: #86 wrenchwench

We always said “Where’s the gas cap”. Because older cars did not have doors, just the gas cap mounted on the rear. The door was a more recent innovation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:03:05pm

re: #74 jaunte

LOL, Google “ACN” and one of the first hits is this:

People also ask
Is ACN a legitimate company?
ACN is a legitimate business opportunity and NOT a scam, not a pyramid scheme, since you are only compensated for aquiring customers and not for recruiting business partners. … Customers can be any of the current 26 markets ACN operates in.
Oct 12, 2020

“aquiring”

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:03:06pm
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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:03:38pm

re: #82 William Lewis

Yes. My favorite team is the Philly Iggles and whoever is playing the Boys.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:06:33pm

re: #87 William Lewis

Nice one. I picked up an Olympus OM-D E10 Mk IIII - nice piece of kit, especially paired with a m. Zuiko 14-40 mm Pro lens.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:07:22pm

re: #88 nines09

We always said “Where’s the gas cap”. Because older cars did not have doors, just the gas cap mounted on the rear. The door was a more recent innovation.

We used to have to pull a lever, near the parking brake release, and use a key. None of that now, and I think it’s the same vehicle.

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:10:34pm

Those aren’t pillows

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:11:13pm

re: #76 Eric The Fruit Bat

I can’t think of anything worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

😢😢😢

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:13:14pm

re: #92 Eric The Fruit Bat

Nice one. I picked up an Olympus OM-D E10 Mk IIII - nice piece of kit, especially paired with a m. Zuiko 14-40 mm Pro lens.

Excellent gear. I was using a Oly E-P3 for a long time before I got my Nikon & Leica kits.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:17:29pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

“NOT a scam, not a pyramid scheme”

The tagline of honest businesses everywhere.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:18:38pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

Back in the “gas crisis” keyed gas caps became the norm. Some older American cars had doors and the 56 and 57 Chevys had filler caps under the back tail lights. Hidden. There were others. Can’t think of them right now. They have examples on YouTube.
Had a 57 Chevy sedan, not the favored coupe, and it was beat but it was a freaking 57 Chebbie.

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:19:01pm
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Jay C  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:24:41pm

re: #98 nines09

Back in the “gas crisis” keyed gas caps became the norm. Some older American cars had doors and the 56 and 57 Chevys had filler caps under the back tail lights. Hidden. There were others. Can’t think of them right now. They have examples on YouTube.
Had a 57 Chevy sedan, not the favored coupe, and it was beat but it was a freaking 57 Chebbie.

I recall cars from even the ’60s into the ’70s that had the gas filler (with no key on the cap) behind the license plate in the back - the plate was on a hinged holder that (unless/until the rust got to it) swung down.
IOW, back from the days before any thought the idea of someone stealing gasoline was a major issue.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:25:04pm

re: #98 nines09

Back in the “gas crisis” keyed gas caps became the norm. Some older American cars had doors and the 56 and 57 Chevys had filler caps under the back tail lights. Hidden. There were others. Can’t think of them right now. They have examples on YouTube.
Had a 57 Chevy sedan, not the favored coupe, and it was beat but it was a freaking 57 Chebbie.

There was one behind the license plate.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:25:42pm

re: #77 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Have the Lions ever actually won a Thanksgiving day game?

2016, beat Vikings :-)

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:26:00pm

re: #101 Jay C

Yes! Forgot all about that one.

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:26:32pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:27:28pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:28:51pm
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:34:44pm

re: #88 nines09

We always said “Where’s the gas cap”. Because older cars did not have doors, just the gas cap mounted on the rear. The door was a more recent innovation.

Or behind the license plate.

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:39:52pm
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sagehen  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:49:23pm

re: #61 Sherlock Hound

There was a town in Illinois, and one in Georgia that also passed a must-carry law. All I can think of is the time Clint Eastwood was elected to office in some small town in California. There was an editorial cartoon showing Clint holding a fellow committee member at gunpoint (“Go ahead, make my day!”) while another committee member says, “It would be a good idea to table that motion.”

I’m numb and cynical enough to say that recordings and live webcasts of these meetings would be much more entertaining than the usual meetings I’ve been in as an appointed official.

Clint Eastwood was mayor of Carmel — it’s a beautiful, wealthy town (population less than 4000), their only industry is tourism. He was a pretty run-of-the-mill mayor.

en.wikipedia.org

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Semper Fi  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:50:25pm

re: #95 The Pie Overlord!

😢😢😢

They could do so much better if only they would invest in quality players. Goodness knows they have the fans but I don’t know why.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:52:20pm
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sagehen  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:52:53pm

re: #76 Eric The Fruit Bat

I can’t think of anything worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

Being a Jets fan is definitely worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

At least the Lions fans have pretty good basketball and hockey to console them. Jets fans, not so much.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 2:53:01pm

re: #95 The Pie Overlord!

re: #113 sagehen

Cleveland Browns on line 1………….

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:03:37pm

re: #112 wrenchwench

Quick, how do you sing:

“No no no no, I don’t [sniffing sound] it no more.
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
Don’t tempt me, please.
It only makes me sneeze,
And then I end up running out the door.”

… in Polish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:05:11pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:07:01pm

re: #98 nines09

Back in the “gas crisis” keyed gas caps became the norm. Some older American cars had doors and the 56 and 57 Chevys had filler caps under the back tail lights. Hidden. There were others. Can’t think of them right now. They have examples on YouTube.
Had a 57 Chevy sedan, not the favored coupe, and it was beat but it was a freaking 57 Chebbie.

Gas goes straight into my 10 Imperial gallon tanks—one directly under the driver’s seat, one under the passenger. To fill them, you remove the seat cushion and twist off a 4-inch cap. Then you can look straight to the bottom of the gas tank. That’s handy because the gas sending units haven’t sent since at least 2001.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:08:16pm

re: #115 A Three Hour Tour

Quick, how do you sing:

“No no no no, I don’t [sniffing sound] it no more.
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
Don’t tempt me, please.
It only makes me sneeze,
And then I end up running out the door.”

… in Polish.

There’s video at the link. I’d have to practice.

I had a grandfather whose first language was Polish. He was born in Chicago. Learned English when he started school at age 8.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:09:04pm

re: #117 Decatur Deb

OK I’ll bite. What vehicle is that?

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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:10:19pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:10:39pm

re: #119 nines09

OK I’ll bite. What vehicle is that?

NATO spec 1973 Land Rover built for the Belgian army. Brave lot, those squaddies.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:11:47pm

re: #121 Decatur Deb

You can still get parts AND have a house?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:14:39pm

re: #122 nines09

You can still get parts AND have a house?

The Intertubes is wonderful. Right now, the best source of parts is Malta. There are very reasonable ex-MOD dealers in Britain. I bought a half-dozen of the shielded spark plugs from a kid in Alberta who found them on a range while collecting deer antlers.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:16:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:18:11pm

re: #124 wrenchwench

That is a wonderful story. I read it in The Washington Post yesterday.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:20:25pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:20:55pm

re: #122 nines09

You can still get parts AND have a house?

NATO shielded plugs—expensive, but rebuildable.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:21:55pm
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Mattand  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:22:19pm

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:22:24pm
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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:31:40pm

re: #127 Decatur Deb

Is that so the ceramic is protected?
Nevermind. Got it. RF interference.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:31:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:32:46pm
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Mattand  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:36:16pm

Sorry, have to vent:

Watching anything for 10 hours a day is not healthy.

Watching Fox News for 10 hours a day? With the volume on the TV set at 37 out of a possible 100?

I cannot describe how horrible this is. This is straight up propaganda. Brainwashing.

And my parter has at least two more weeks of this as she cares for her mother.

Sorry. Just really upset right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:37:54pm

The Canadian group Quebec Maple Syrup Producers recently announced it was releasing about 50 million pounds of its strategic maple syrup reserves — about half of the total stockpile.

Quebec produces nearly 70% of the world’s maple syrup, with the US being its biggest client for the sweet stuff. However, this year producers weren’t able to keep up with worldwide demand, which jumped 21%, according to Bloomberg.

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:38:25pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:47:53pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 25, 2021 • 3:56:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:04:19pm

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that about 300 to 400 boxes in various sizes were found in the ravine located on private land on Wednesday.

“Hopefully we will have some answers soon,” sheriff’s officials wrote.

After being contacted by authorities, FedEx sent “multiple trucks and drivers from all over the south” to recover the packages. Officials said work to load up the packages would begin “as the sun comes up” on Thanksgiving. A deputy was to remain on scene until the work is finished.

Authorities didn’t speculate on who might be responsible for the dumped packages, but issued thanks for employees for coming to work on the holiday.

Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon told al.com the packages had been at the scene within the last 24 hours and that deputies would stay with them until trucks arrived to collect them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:08:34pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:10:37pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did he ever hear of using a lid on a pot? Or baking soda?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:11:07pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFK! Just put a lid on the damn thing. Basic kitchen procedure.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:12:50pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not the size of the fire—you never put water on a grease/oil fire. Dry Chem, CO2 or baking soda in volume.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:12:56pm

re: #128 Belafon

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Wait, what? The fucking kids from Blink-182? Get off my lawn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:13:06pm

re: #142 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

JFK! Just put a lid on the damn thing. Basic kitchen procedure.

Or that big ass kitchen towel he’s waving around

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:13:59pm
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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:16:40pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

Guy’s lucky to have a face.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:18:38pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:20:10pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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“My…numbers…are….”

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Dave In Austin  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:20:13pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:21:03pm

re: #150 Dave In Austin

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Just down the street in Nashua. I didn’t know they existed until now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:28:12pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:30:22pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is wonderful news. Lowest jobless rate since 1969. Gee I was seven that year. Go Joe. :)

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nines09  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:30:55pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

Says that like he had something to do with it. Only thing Republicans did was kill and cripple people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:41:34pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:42:47pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:44:57pm
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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:48:06pm

re: #156 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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I only caught a few minutes of it this morning but I heard the announcer talk about Claire and mention there had never been a dog to win two years in a row.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:50:07pm

re: #157 The Pie Overlord!

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This meme is going to get a work out, isn’t it?

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Jay C  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:55:28pm

re: #157 The Pie Overlord!

So even considering that this guy’s “rationale” for not getting the vaccine are reasonably well-articulated (though “clot shot”?? SRSLY?) - is it really bad that my initial reaction is “fuck this fool”!?
At this point, my personal stores of sympathy for anti-vaxxers are dwindling away down to where Planck’s Limit is the main stumbling block….

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 4:59:45pm

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:00:50pm

And a trip down LGF Halal turkey terrorist memory lane… I can’t remember which Lizard created this back in the day.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:02:04pm

re: #162 Ace Rothstein

How many RWNJs forgot to be mad at Butterball this year?

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:04:46pm

re: #162 Ace Rothstein

That was me and Shutterstock.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:04:50pm

re: #77 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Have the Lions ever actually won a Thanksgiving day game?

Lol no.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:05:19pm

re: #160 Jay C

So even considering that this guy’s “rationale” for not getting the vaccine are reasonably well-articulated (though “clot shot”?? SRSLY?) - is it really bad that my initial reaction is “fuck this fool”!?
At this point, my personal stores of sympathy for anti-vaxxers are dwindling away down to where Planck’s Limit is the main stumbling block….

Fire him for cause and tell him “No unemployment.” He can rejoin the workforce when he grows up. “Clot shot”? Just another asshat.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:06:23pm

re: #76 Eric The Fruit Bat

I can’t think of anything worse than being a Detroit Lions fan.

Being a Trump fan is far worse.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:07:35pm

A dog’s Thanksgiving aftermath:

Lucy ripped the stuffing and squeaker out of her bird.

Not sorry.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:09:38pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:12:25pm

re: #169 The Pie Overlord!

Lauren would hate me; I always have a backpack. ::: evil grin :::

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:12:35pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:12:39pm

1946 Browns game program.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:14:20pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:16:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:18:20pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:21:10pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:22:52pm

The Browns and Lions have each won four NFL championships (pre-merger). Since the 1970 merger, neither the Browns nor the Lions have ever been to a Super Bowl, and both teams have each made 12 playoff appearances. The Lions have not won a playoff game since 1991, and that year they went to the NFC Championship, their only appearance in that game. Their last playoff appearance was in 2016, losing to the Seahawks. The Browns have been to three AFC Championship games, losing them all. Their last playoff win was last season against Pittsburgh, then falling to the Chiefs in the Divisional round. I’m not picking on either team, as I’m a Texans fan, and grew up with the LOL Oilers.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:24:48pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:25:41pm

re: #178 Dave In Austin

She looks lovely.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:27:52pm

re: #174 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:31:02pm

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

Lauren would hate me; I always have a backpack. ::: evil grin :::

I call mine my purse.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:32:30pm

I heard the song “Heaven” on the radio the other day, posted it on FB, and everyone came at me with “what about ‘Slave’?” Know what? They were right. It rocks and kicks all kinds of ass.

Slave (Remastered)

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:33:01pm

re: #181 Belafon

I usually go to work on the Market-Frankford line with a backpack, a handbag and a tote. I carry a lot of gear for work.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:33:31pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:33:32pm

re: #182 Barefoot Grin

That song is good, and the album is underrated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:36:56pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:37:02pm

re: #178 Dave In Austin

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:37:13pm

re: #185 Ace Rothstein

That song is good, and the album is underrated.

It really is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:39:14pm
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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:39:53pm

re: #182 Barefoot Grin

Pity the Rolling Stones stopped making records after Exile on Main Street….

< whistles innocently >

//// well, only half. Last one I really liked.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:41:07pm

re: #190 William Lewis

On a different album I know, but I still think “Gimme Shelter” is one of the greatest rock n roll songs of all time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:45:20pm
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jaunte  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:45:58pm

re: #187 Ace Rothstein

That day the plane flew straight into Terminal B.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:46:19pm

Don’t know if this got posted but I was glad to hear that she escaped…

ROME — National Geographic magazine’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the West’s evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday.

The office of Premier Mario Draghi said Italy organized the evacuation of Sharbat Gula after she asked to be helped to leave the country. The Italian government will now help to get her integrated into life in Italy, the statement said.

The woman from National Geographic’s famous ‘Afghan Girl’ photo is evacuated to Italy

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:46:45pm

re: #190 William Lewis

Pity the Rolling Stones stopped making records after Exile on Main Street….

< whistles innocently >

//// well, only half. Last one I really liked.

I was a fan into the 1980s. I haven’t heard the blues cover album they did a couple of years ago, but if I do I might be a fan again from all I’ve heard. But I secretly loved “Emotional Rescue” when everyone around me said they’d gone wrong.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:47:27pm

re: #193 jaunte

That day the plane flew straight into Terminal B.

It took me a second to figure out what you meant, and then I laughed out loud.

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steve_davis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:47:37pm

re: #185 Ace Rothstein

That song is good, and the album is underrated.

Jagger was pushing 40 when that album came out, and it came out 40 years ago. Even Keef has had half the heroin in his body decay into extra-strength excedrin over the intervening years.

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steve_davis  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:49:21pm

re: #190 William Lewis

Pity the Rolling Stones stopped making records after Exile on Main Street….

< whistles innocently >

//// well, only half. Last one I really liked.

they were excellent until Mick Taylor went away. They should have picked up Harvey Mandel rather than Ronnie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2021 • 5:57:10pm
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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:01:03pm

re: #191 Ace Rothstein

On a different album I know, but I still think “Gimme Shelter” is one of the greatest rock n roll songs of all time.

True enough.

Honestly for me, the biggest problem the Stones have is that I’m a bigger fan of The Who.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:03:21pm

re: #200 William Lewis

Roger Daltrey recently said the Stones were a “mediocre pub band.”

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:05:55pm

re: #201 Ace Rothstein

Roger Daltrey recently said the Stones were a “mediocre pub band.”

Heh! Funny!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:08:11pm
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steve_davis  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:12:58pm

re: #200 William Lewis

True enough.

Honestly for me, the biggest problem the Stones have is that I’m a bigger fan of The Who.

I very much like the Who as well, but if I were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of my life and only had access to one rock artist for the entertainment system, I’d take the Stones over pretty much anybody, even Rush, which produced probably a dozen albums that rate as listenable more than once. The Stones just kind of have a vibe for every occasion. There’s early blues homages, there’s brilliant 60’s pop, there’s some very decent country, and then there’s just flat out rock and roll. You get Moonlight Mile on the same album as Sway. And it still all mostly hangs together.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:19:59pm
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Semper Fi  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:23:21pm

Lauren Boebert thinks she’s an entertainer.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:26:27pm

Zed & I ate pasta for dinner. I made the rugelach and there are so many I decided not to make pie as well. We’re having our feast tomorrow night. I’m making roast chicken because the kosher bodega was all out of dark meat turkey parts.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:32:12pm

re: #206 Semper Fi

Lauren Boebert thinks she’s an entertainer.

I think she’s trash.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:50:47pm

I took me a little while to find it but I did. Northeast High School beat Central High School and the Vikings get the Horse Trophy. Yay!

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 6:52:54pm

Ah. Went to the hotel early and am lounging in the hot tub. Cozy.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:06:11pm
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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:06:16pm

re: #204 steve_davis

If I were to play the one band for a desert Isle, Id probably pick Blue Oyster Cult. Amazing range of music and stories.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:09:39pm

re: #212 William Lewis

For me, it would be Jefferson Airplane.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:14:13pm

There’s a whacko in a standoff with police at the National Guard Armory in Lubbock. He has fired shots at a police drone.
SWAT standoff near airport continues into Thursday night, public asked to avoid the area

SWAT and FBI are currently responding to a standoff situation in North Lubbock at Interstate 27 and Regis St. One unidentified man is in a standoff with law enforcement at the National Guard Armory by the airport.

The LPD needs the public to avoid the area as they work the SWAT callout.

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:19:13pm

re: #214 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

There’s a whacko in a standoff with police at the National Guard Armory in Lubbock. He has fired shots at a police drone.
SWAT standoff near airport continues into Thursday night, public asked to avoid the area

Some Qball get told about Guard Bureaus ultimatum on getting vaxed?

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:20:09pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll respond with what has become my standard reply when I see posts about dipshits like this.

Joker Funny if it wasn’t so pathetic

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No Malarkey!  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:20:18pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

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William Lewis  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:25:28pm

re: #212 William Lewis

If I were to play the one band for a desert Isle, Id probably pick Blue Oyster Cult. Amazing range of music and stories.

That’s if you limit it to rock. All music? Either Bach or Ellington.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:26:22pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:40:35pm

Just stopping by to quickly wish all the Lizards celebrating it a happy Thanksgiving! May the evening be pleasant, may the food be tasty, and may the distant relatives be sane (and if not, may the alcohol keep coming)! :)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:43:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 7:53:37pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:08:53pm

Happy Thanksgiving evening all.

Back from dinner at my son-in-laws. Got to hang with the grandkids (2 yr old and 8 yr old) and the rest of Mrs Cranky’s family.

We don’t see them as often as we’d like since it’s 4.5 hours round trip. So wonderful to visit with all.

There was a ton of food including a spatchcocked turkey and large ham.

Sadly while there was a ton of food, it was just so … middle American (including the infamous green bean casserole).

But a good time was had.

We usually see all my kids and grandkids on the Friday after but covid complications mean that is postponed.

But I got a fix of grandkid time. It was almost enough to keep me from being cranky. 🙃

Edit to fix post errors due to commenting using a phone.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:17:02pm
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A Cranky One  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:29:43pm

re: #223 A Cranky One

Ah. Trying to comment using a phone has restored my crankiness. So overall a great day.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:31:33pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:34:05pm

re: #219 Dread Pirate Ron

Arghhhhhhh. Even when we win, we don’t win. When Republicans control the Senate and the Executive Office, Democrats should do the same.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:35:15pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:37:49pm

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A Cranky One  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:42:58pm

re: #229 Patricia Kayden

So tragic and so true it hurts.

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wrenchwench  Nov 25, 2021 • 8:47:33pm

re: #226 Dread Pirate Ron

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‘No rollies, no vapes, only edibles. Look, it’s in the name.’

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A Cranky One  Nov 25, 2021 • 9:08:07pm

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2021 • 9:14:18pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 25, 2021 • 9:24:36pm

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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2021 • 9:48:48pm

re: #228 Dread Pirate Ron

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MTG’s “demands” amount to “punish those who do not worship at the Altar of Trump.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 25, 2021 • 9:53:35pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2021 • 10:15:57pm

re: #224 Eric The Fruit Bat

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“Wokeism is a cult!!!” scream MAGAts while a literal cult sits in Dallas, ignoring all common sense and reality to believe that a dead president is going to appear alive and well to declare that their God-Emperor has always been president and the man who claims to be is an usurper who will be tried and executed for his crimes.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 10:27:27pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2021 • 10:45:08pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2021 • 10:51:54pm

re: #238 Dread Pirate Ron

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Because a raging house fire is the proper way to celebrate the holiday.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:20:09pm

In other news, the dating of this bone pendant:

… to 41.5kya pushes back the earliest date for this kind of jewelry in Eurasia:

Earliest evidence of humans decorating jewellery in Eurasia

We humans have a thing for jewelry.

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ericblair  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:26:14pm

re: #239 Dread Pirate Ron

The dead elk, dead girl, whatever wouldn’t matter if the Kremlin wasn’t trying to take down Communists these days. The younger members sort of care about what they’re supposed to stand for, and kleptocratic oligarchy ain’t it. So Putin’s party fucked them over in the last election, Communists protested, and it looks like it is on.

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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:33:55pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:47:19pm

In case you missed this from earlier today:

Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

My belief is that we will move to a regimen of annual coronavirus boosters, much like we do with flu.

The anti-vaxxers are going to do their best to be virus factories, and this is a battle we are going to fight over and over.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:56:48pm

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: New mutant strain reaches Israel

The South African variant B.1.1.529 has been discovered in Israel, the Israeli Health Ministry has announced.

The variant was found in a traveller from the African nation of Malawi.

Two other cases of Covid-positive returnees from overseas are also suspected of being infected with the new strain.

The Ministry said that genetic sequencing has been done and the results are pending.

All three of the travellers were reportedly vaccinated.

Israel has subsequently closed all incoming from parts of southern Africa.

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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2021 • 11:56:53pm

The “2000” one is actually a bit off, as it’s missing the words “Go to college and learn computers.” If you were a kid in high school before 2001, then every adult was telling you that degrees dealing with computers would be worth their weight in gold by the time you graduated. It was the default when a student couldn’t figure out what they wanted to pursue after high school: “You like games right? Like computers? Get a degree in that, everybody will be hiring folks to work on computers in the future.”

Then the Dot-Com Bust hollowed out most of the sector and suddenly you were a fool if you’d thought there was a future in computers. But hey, there were suddenly a lot of opportunities in the military come October 2001…

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2021 • 12:04:13am

re: #244 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

In case you missed this from earlier today:

Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

My belief is that we will move to a regimen of annual coronavirus boosters, much like we do with flu.

The anti-vaxxers are going to do their best to be virus factories, and this is a battle we are going to fight over and over.

Another example of how this virus must be fought everywhere if it is to be controlled. The Delta variant originated in India; this apparently comes from South Africa which has about 24% fully vaccinated. To protect Americans, the rest of the world needs access to vaccines and many places do not have the resources or this access. The anti-vaxxers, here and abroad, are causing problems but the new variants also arise where populations are unable to be vaccinated.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 26, 2021 • 12:40:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 26, 2021 • 12:43:53am

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

In 2017, Melania Trump wore this $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket to a visit with G7 leaders. But please, tell us about Kamala Harris spending a few hundred dollars on cookware.

If we have to explain why it is okay for one but not the other, then you aren’t the sort of person we allow to join our Country Club in the first place…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 26, 2021 • 1:34:16am

re: #201 Ace Rothstein

Roger Daltrey recently said the Stones were a “mediocre pub band.”

Beatles vs Stones

Beatles: that amazing, beautiful, complex but troubled girlfriend you had in your youth who you still aren’t completely over, who toyed with coming back once or twice but is now gone irretrievably.

Stones: that somewhat flawed but always fun girlfriend who has stuck with you through thick and thin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:15:04am

re: #246 Targetpractice

Then the Dot-Com Bust hollowed out most of the sector and suddenly you were a fool if you’d thought there was a future in computers. But hey, there were suddenly a lot of opportunities in the military come October 2001…

…and then in 2007/2008 there were a lot of well paid jobs in mortgage banking.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:25:38am

In the harsh desert of southwest Africa nature is red in tooth and claw. Special emphasis on claw:

Namib Desert - Day 8: Goshawk attacks a Sandgrouse

..

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:39:10am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:40:39am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:41:25am

The hamsters are eating something… let’s try this without the youtube link:

Brits are desperately trying to keep out both virus and migrants:
 
The migration problem is going to grow in coming years and decades. I expect it to be the defining problem of the 20th century from a political point of view.

The causes are many, from climate change to religious wars.

I highly expect that someone worse than Trump will be elected President before 2050, and that American politics will become completely unraveled over migration issues before the end of the 21st century.

Europe, including the UK (who it seems are in denial that they are part of Europe) is facing this problem sooner. Current migration problems will magnify.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:42:04am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2021 • 2:42:31am

I have no idea why the hamsters ate the post when the link and text were combined.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 26, 2021 • 3:11:14am

re: #255 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I highly expect that someone worse than Trump will be elected President before 2050, and that American politics will become completely unraveled over migration issues before the end of the 21st century.

We have too many industries whose entire business model depends on the current status quo of desperate undocumented aliens who are willing to exploited: agriculture, food processing, food services, domestic and hospitality services, landscaping & gardening, etc.

They are one of the major factors standing in the way of comprehensive and humane immigration reform.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 26, 2021 • 3:35:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 26, 2021 • 3:58:12am

re: #259 Eric The Fruit Bat

[Omar] has faced criticism for using the phrase “some people did something” in remarks about the attacks during a speech in March. She used the phrase while speaking to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stating that the group “was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

And Trump saw her dancing on a rooftop in Manhattan!!!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 26, 2021 • 4:38:51am

Morning Lizards. Last night TG Dinner.

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 26, 2021 • 5:10:20am

Good morning all!

I hope everyone has recovered from their food comas and ready to face the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 5:30:04am

well i guess all our food was cooked right because no one’s sick this morning (yet)

still to early to pass judgment on that can of cranberries that expired in 2019

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jeffreyw  Nov 26, 2021 • 5:36:43am

I’ve got my eye on you

Good morning!

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 5:52:45am

well this aint good

bloomberg: “The new discovery, called B.1.1.529 until a Greek letter is assigned to it by the World Health Organization, carries an unusually large number of mutations and is ‘clearly very different’ from previous incarnations.”

BBC: “The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far - and it has such a long list of mutations that it was described by one scientist as ‘horrific.’ while another told me it was the worst variant they’d seen.

New York Times: “Scientists are still unclear on how effective vaccines will be against the new variant flagged by a team in South Africa, which displays mutations that might resist neutralization.”

New York Times: “A number of countries — including Britain, Israel, Italy and Singapore — were moving on Friday to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, a day after South African authorities identified a concerning new coronavirus variant with mutations that one scientist said marked a ‘big jump in evolution.’”

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:05:39am

and

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:27:44am

re: #246 Targetpractice

The “2000” one is actually a bit off, as it’s missing the words “Go to college and learn computers.” If you were a kid in high school before 2001, then every adult was telling you that degrees dealing with computers would be worth their weight in gold by the time you graduated. It was the default when a student couldn’t figure out what they wanted to pursue after high school: “You like games right? Like computers? Get a degree in that, everybody will be hiring folks to work on computers in the future.”

Then the Dot-Com Bust hollowed out most of the sector and suddenly you were a fool if you’d thought there was a future in computers. But hey, there were suddenly a lot of opportunities in the military come October 2001…

As an employee during the 2000s boom and bust, I remember before it the crash, people were being hired if they had read a programming book. I was glad that changed.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:31:28am

re: #264 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:37:08am

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!!

I hope you are all awake & recovering from your food coma & well enough for Black Friday shopping!

Zedushka was shocked, SHOCKED when we went to Israel four years ago and he saw בלעק פרידיי banners everywhere at the Mamila Mall in Jerusalem. That’s BLACK FRIDAY written in Hebrew lettering, not יום שישי השחור “Yom shishi hashahor

Anyway we are having our Thanksgiving feast tonight and there are just two of us. Here’s the menu:

Home-baked challah
Gefilte fish
Salad & dips
Chicken noodle soup
Moroccan roast chicken
Rye bread dressing
Baked sweet potatoes

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:37:44am

re: #265 Dangerman

well this aint good

If you read past the alarming headlines, it seems it’s not the first variant since delta that looked like a possible danger, but the others didn’t pan out, and we don’t know yet how this one will act “in the wild.” For now, it’s something to keep an eye on.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:39:30am

AAAAARGH! I got the dreaded DESCALE light on the Keurig coffee maker that I bought last year on Black Friday. I don’t have any Keurig descaling solution but I do have a bunch of white vinegar.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:41:04am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

AAAAARGH! I got the dreaded DESCALE light on the Keurig coffee maker that I bought last year on Black Friday. I don’t have any Keurig descaling solution but I do have a bunch of white vinegar.

vinegar works just fine

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:41:51am

Mornin’ gang. TG’s over…whew. Actually had a pretty good evening with family. Dad was in high spirits, happy to have some of his kids around. Looks like they’re managing his Parkinson’s symptoms better. He was sharp, funny, and able to help me get him onto the toilet when he needed to take a squirt.

Mom’s still looking to get him out of the assisted living space. We’ll have to talk her out of that…again. The reason he’s doing so well is BECAUSE of the care he receives there…not despite it.

But they’re old, convinced they know better and what are you going to do?

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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:44:40am

re: #238 Dread Pirate Ron

That was my cousin about 2007, except it was Phoenix, it was pouring down rain (one of the six days a year it does that) and not long after that, the rafters caught on fire. My cousin’s family has since returned to their native habitat, Dallas.

I took a picture of myself in the bathroom mirror at my mother’s house.

I’m on call all weekend, which kinda sucks. The previous team got called out late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning when end of day batch processing wasn’t going as expected. So far I have not been called, but I’m going to switch over to my work box soon to actually do some work.

My brother cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner — turkey (which finished an hour earlier than predicted but was a full 180 F inside, so he pulled it out, and it was fine, actually falling off the bone fine), stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce. Our stuffing is untraditional, it starts with a base of (Uncle) Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice, to which walnuts, cubed bread, celery, chicken stock, spices and I’m sure I’ve forgotten something are added. He made a huge pan of it because we love eating it. My mother ate twice as much as everyone and didn’t even manage to stay awake for the pie (pumpkin and pecan) course. I also ended up in a tryptophan-induced coma, but after the pie, and it was probably the best sleep I’ve had in a week.

I still need to find out if my sister is getting the fruitcake for mom this year, or if I need to order it. It’s not Christmas for Mom if there isn’t a fruitcake from the Collin St. Bakery in Corsicana.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:44:46am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

AAAAARGH! I got the dreaded DESCALE light on the Keurig coffee maker that I bought last year on Black Friday. I don’t have any Keurig descaling solution but I do have a bunch of white vinegar.

Lucky for you it’s black Friday again - get out there and get yourself the shiny new one.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:47:03am

You know why people never laugh at T-Rex?
His delivery.

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jeffreyw  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:47:48am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

AAAAARGH! I got the dreaded DESCALE light on the Keurig coffee maker that I bought last year on Black Friday. I don’t have any Keurig descaling solution but I do have a bunch of white vinegar.

I have a Cuisinart machine and ran a half gallon of vinegar through it. The descale light didn’t go off so I ran another half gallon through it. Light stayed on. Googled “Cuisinart descale problem” and discovered that if I held down two particular buttons for five seconds it would reset.

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Nojay UK  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:51:54am

re: #270 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

If you read past the alarming headlines, it seems it’s not the first variant since delta that looked like a possible danger, but the others didn’t pan out, and we don’t know yet how this one will act “in the wild.” For now, it’s something to keep an eye on.

First evidence is that the B.1.1.529 variant is more communicable than Delta which is a red flag in itself. The Schmott Guys (tm Phil Foglio) looking at the genetic analyses and protein coats see that it’s got enough differences from previous SARS-nCoV-2 variants that they think there’s a good chance existing vaccines and acquired immunity will be less effective (but not totally ineffective) against it. What’s not yet known is the severity of any resulting infections from this variant.

The WHO defines two types of SARS-nCoV-2 variants — there are Variants of Interest (VoI) which are something to keep an eye on since they might lead to something more dangerous and then there are Variants of Concern (VoC) which are the ones to really worry about right now. The B.1.1.529 variant is officially classed as a Variant of Concern.

The EU is now recommending the suspension of all airline flights from southern Africa to Europe with immediate effect. It’s up to the member countries to decide on this but it’s clear that the scientific advisory committees advising governments are really REALLY worried about this variant.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:55:22am

re: #277 jeffreyw

Ah, the old descaler button reset trick…Big Vinegar thanks you for not using it sooner.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 6:55:57am

I still say buy a new one.

*To turn off the descale indicator light once you have completed descaling your brewer, press and hold down the 8oz & 10oz buttons together for 3 seconds.Jul 13, 2021

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:05:03am

re: #278 Nojay UK

Stocks, oil prices and government-bond yields slumped after South Africa raised the alarm over a fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus, triggering concern that travel restrictions and other curbs will spoil the global economy’s recovery,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

CNBC: “The downward moves came after WHO officials on Thursday warned of a new Covid-19 variant that’s been detected in South Africa. The new variant contains more mutations to the spike protein, the component of the virus that binds to cells, than the highly contagious Delta variant. Because of these mutations, scientists fear it could have increased resistance to vaccines.”

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Decatur Deb  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:05:19am

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

vinegar works just fine

Clears your sinuses, too. (Descaled a week ago—needed several flushed cups.)

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:07:44am

Black Friday and Dow is down 900+

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:13:27am

Some apples are rotten and don’t fall very far from the tree:

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Dangerman  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:13:47am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:27:07am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:30:38am

re: #283 Dangerman

Black Friday and Dow is down 900+

Wait until the rethugs start messing with the debt ceiling next month.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:35:40am

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:39:41am

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

She may be able to carry a baby to term but she still hasn’t been taught the Pythagorean theorem…or how to multiply fractions…or how to write a paragraph. Hell, she’s still learning how to organize a compound sentence.

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:39:58am

re: #274 mmmirele

Up-ding for the fruitcake. Yum.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:44:18am
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jaunte  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:45:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:48:32am
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:48:36am

re: #291 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s a good article. I appreciated reading that. He said back then what I’ve been saying for years. The American Christian Church needs to pull its collective head out of its ass and realize that they have long since walked away from the truth of the Gospel: Love God, love other people, don’t be an asshole, always work to make yourself a better person. It’s that simple.

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jeffreyw  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:48:59am

Dusty in here…

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Dave In Austin  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:49:02am

And here we are:

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:56:19am

re: #296 Dave In Austin

And here we are:

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Fuck…didn’t want to see that.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 7:57:55am

You can’t self defense from 20 feet away.

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

re: #298 darthstar

You can’t self defense from 20 feet away.

Sure you can, if you’re a white male. You can self-defense from anywhere if you have enough money.

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jaunte  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:00:46am

We self-defensed an entire country from the opposite side of the globe.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:03:27am

I read the article associated with the video and the shooting. It’s a horrible story all the way around. The best part - the shooting was 3 weeks ago, and as of the date of publication (today), no arrests have been made nor charges filed. The Lubbock Police Department agree with this guy that he acted in self-defense. HE FIRED A GODDAMN WARNING SHOT AT THE GUY’S FEET. I’d grab the gun too, if somebody actually fired in my vicinity when I’m just there to pick up my kid from my cheating ex-wife.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:05:36am

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

Um, just because a girl is menstruating and can become pregnant doesn’t mean she is “sexually mature.”

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:08:43am

About the new mutation, this diary, dailykos.com, has collected some information from doctors with more knowledge than most of us that the vaccines will most likely keep us protected, and that the spread will generally be among the unvaccinated, just like the others.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:09:35am

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

They want to give Jesus more babies so that they can go to heaven.

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:13:49am

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

It’s a cult based in patriarchy that knows it’s easier to grow new recruits than to indoctrinate educated adults. This requires controlling women to force them to make babies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:15:21am

re: #296 Dave In Austin

Just to be clear: The killer won’t be charged. The Lubbock police said it was justifiable homicide. The wife of the deceased put this video out to show how fucked up that reasoning is.

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(((Archangel1)))  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:25:53am

Hey there folks, happy Black Friday/Credit Card Memorial Day ;)
Hope all the holiday evenings went well!

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:27:00am

re: #307 (((Archangel1)))

I like that one. Credit Card Memorial Day.

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:27:18am

re: #306 Eclectic Cyborg

Just to be clear: The killer won’t be charged. The Lubbock police said it was justifiable homicide. The shooters wife put this video out to show how fucked up that reasoning is.

The Sanctity of Life.

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nines09  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:27:52am

re: #296 Dave In Austin

And here we are:

That guy is a cold blooded murderer. Just at ease ending a mans life. No big deal. Cops agree.
So the next time you are arguing with someone, just arm yourself. They come at you, shoot them.
There.
Easy.
Simple.
Texas.
Or America.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:28:51am

So, people who refuse to get vaccinated now have a Nu way to fuck themselves…

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:30:40am

re: #299 Dopamine Fish

Sure you can, if you’re a white male. You can self-defense from anywhere if you have enough money.

He was on my porch!
You went inside and got a gun and poked him in the belly with it.
But then he pushed me off my porch!
And then you brought your gun up, sighted it on him, and did the double-tap.

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:32:14am

Self Defense Execution

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:33:34am

re: #306 Eclectic Cyborg

Just to be clear: The killer won’t be charged. The Lubbock police said it was justifiable homicide. The shooters wife put this video out to show how fucked up that reasoning is.

His wife posted the video? Is she trying to get the police to reconsider? Here’s my beau shooting some asshole who just wanted to know where his son was…ain’t he sweet?

They should always charge the person, in my opinion. Drop the charges later if evidence warrants it. But it’s pretty clear the shooter wasn’t in danger even though the victim was larger than him.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:36:11am

re: #314 darthstar

His wife posted the video? Is she trying to get the police to reconsider? Here’s my beau shooting some asshole who just wanted to know where his son was…ain’t he sweet?

Current wife, not the ex-wife. The current wife is trying to get the police to reconsider. The ex-wife is the woman who is shacked up with this killer.

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:40:41am

Introducing the gun enraged the victim. It didn’t protect anyone. He was wound up but not threatening.

This is murder. Legally sanctioned. But if a girl wants to have an abortion, oh hell naw.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:42:28am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

Current wife, not the ex-wife. The current wife is trying to get the police to reconsider. The ex-wife is the woman who is shacked up with this killer.

I’d like to see laws where anyone who uses a gun in conflict is automatically charged with at least a misdemeanor discharge violation and if a person is injured assault. If a person dies, then felony manslaughter pending police investigation. Allowing police to on the spot justify a possible homicide is just unconscionable. Even suspected suicides warrant more investigation than that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:42:38am

re: #314 darthstar

Wife of the deceased posted it, not the shooters wife. I had it wrong in my previous post.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:44:13am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Wife of the deceased posted it, not the shooters wife. I had it wrong in my previous post.

Okay…that makes more sense. She should be able to find a lawyer to file a civil suit for wrongful death and get the ball rolling on that. Break that fucker financially…take his home, his car, his guns…

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jeffreyw  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:45:47am

Can a woman claim her abortion was self defense?

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:46:40am

I think being legally able to kill someone is the ultimate extreme of dominionism. There is no greater power than taking a life with no consequence.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:51:09am

re: #320 jeffreyw

Can a woman claim her abortion was self defense?

No. That would be blasphemous.

//

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:52:12am

re: #296 Dave In Austin

Holy fuck — cold blooded murder.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:52:18am

re: #278 Nojay UK

First evidence is that the B.1.1.529 variant is more communicable than Delta which is a red flag in itself. The Schmott Guys (tm Phil Foglio) looking at the genetic analyses and protein coats see that it’s got enough differences from previous SARS-nCoV-2 variants that they think there’s a good chance existing vaccines and acquired immunity will be less effective (but not totally ineffective) against it. What’s not yet known is the severity of any resulting infections from this variant.

The WHO defines two types of SARS-nCoV-2 variants — there are Variants of Interest (VoI) which are something to keep an eye on since they might lead to something more dangerous and then there are Variants of Concern (VoC) which are the ones to really worry about right now. The B.1.1.529 variant is officially classed as a Variant of Concern.

The EU is now recommending the suspension of all airline flights from southern Africa to Europe with immediate effect. It’s up to the member countries to decide on this but it’s clear that the scientific advisory committees advising governments are really REALLY worried about this variant.

All those aspects of the variant are valid reasons for concern, but at this time we don’t know whether it will turn out to be an actual threat — which is why everything we post about it is full of “mights”and “may be’s.” There have been similarly concerning variants in the past that didn’t turn out to be dangerous “in the wild.”

That’s all I’m sayin — don’t panic in advance of data.

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 26, 2021 • 8:58:05am

re: #321 BigPapa

I think being legally able to kill someone is the ultimate extreme of dominionism. There is no greater power than taking a life with no consequence.

It is at the core of US Gun culture. It’s not about hunting, self defence, tyranny, or any of the words that are used - what it is actually about is preserving the cultural right of white men to kill anyone they want if they feel like it. It’s why Kyle Rittenhouse was never going to be convicted and why Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers would never even have been charged were it not for a national outcry. It’s why it’s so surprising they were actually convicted. It’s why US cops are not police but an occupying garrison, and why the immediate cultural response to ‘Black Lives Matter’ was to say ‘Blue Lives Matter’, as if we should all understand that American police are diametrically opposed to black people and that it’s us or them.

America can’t have gun laws that work, because for that to happen, it would mean that American laws - which are designed to protect an in-group and constrain an out-group - would then have to bind American guns; which are meant to enforce the power of the in-group against the out-group. These are one and the same, and having them do the opposite of their intent - impose limits on white men and the rest of the in-group - would attack the very heart of America.

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sagehen  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:00:41am

re: #320 jeffreyw

Can a woman claim her abortion was self defense?

That is the Talmudic reasoning when a woman has medical reasons for needing an abortion… the fetus is a “pursuer”, and everybody is obligated to protect her from it.

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Nojay UK  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:02:27am

re: #324 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

That’s all I’m sayin — don’t panic in advance of data.

If it turns out this variant is a Bad Thing then panicking after it has got its nose in the door and spreading widely throughout a population is pointless. Panicking now and over-reacting and finding out later it was a nothingburger has a lower body count in the long run. In reality trying to contain this variant in southern Africa probably won’t work forever but it might buy the rest of the planet time to prepare for Bad Things happening and keep the resulting body count down.

Back when this mess kicked off in early 2020 I read an opinion piece written by an epidemiologist who had consulted on Ebola and worked on the original SARS coronavirus outbreak. What she said was, from memory, “[for this coronavirus] the only proper reaction is an over-reaction.”

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BigPapa  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:14:33am
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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:16:37am

re: #328 BigPapa

New surf break coming in a couple of years…promises to be a good point break.

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:16:41am

re: #327 Nojay UK

If it turns out this variant is a Bad Thing then panicking after it has got its nose in the door and spreading widely throughout a population is pointless. Panicking now and over-reacting and finding out later it was a nothingburger has a lower body count in the long run. In reality trying to contain this variant in southern Africa probably won’t work forever but it might buy the rest of the planet time to prepare for Bad Things happening and keep the resulting body count down.

Back when this mess kicked off in early 2020 I read an opinion piece written by an epidemiologist who had consulted on Ebola and worked on the original SARS coronavirus outbreak. What she said was, from memory, “[for this coronavirus] the only proper reaction is an over-reaction.”

I personally am going to do exactly what I am doing now: Get vaccinated (I got a booster the other day), wear a mask everywhere, avoid places I don’t need to go, and limit contact when I can’t. So, there’s not much else for me to do.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:18:27am

re: #327 Nojay UK

If it turns out this variant is a Bad Thing then panicking after it has got its nose in the door and spreading widely throughout a population is pointless. Panicking now and over-reacting and finding out later it was a nothingburger has a lower body count in the long run. In reality trying to contain this variant in southern Africa probably won’t work forever but it might buy the rest of the planet time to prepare for Bad Things happening and keep the resulting body count down.

Back when this mess kicked off in early 2020 I read an opinion piece written by an epidemiologist who had consulted on Ebola and worked on the original SARS coronavirus outbreak. What she said was, from memory, “[for this coronavirus] the only proper reaction is an over-reaction.”

The steps that are being taken now are, in my view, appropriate and do not constitute panic. The stuff the media is disseminating now is not, in my view, appropriate and is an invitation to panic.

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:19:37am

re: #330 Belafon

I personally am going to do exactly what I am doing now: Get vaccinated (I got a booster the other day), wear a mask everywhere, avoid places I don’t need to go, and limit contact when I can’t. So, there’s not much else for me to do.

Same…down here in Rancho Mirage/Palm Desert there’s no mask requirement for customers - so I was a bit surprised when I stopped at the store on the way from the airport to see half the people unmasked.

Idiot conspiracy minded brother and his partner seem to be surviving their Covid infections. That’s good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:21:10am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:21:52am

re: #325 Renaissance_Man

It is at the core of US Gun culture. It’s not about hunting, self defence, tyranny, or any of the words that are used - what it is actually about is preserving the cultural right of white men to kill anyone they want if they feel like it. It’s why Kyle Rittenhouse was never going to be convicted and why Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers would never even have been charged were it not for a national outcry. It’s why it’s so surprising they were actually convicted. It’s why US cops are not police but an occupying garrison, and why the immediate cultural response to ‘Black Lives Matter’ was to say ‘Blue Lives Matter’, as if we should all understand that American police are diametrically opposed to black people and that it’s us or them.

America can’t have gun laws that work, because for that to happen, it would mean that American laws - which are designed to protect an in-group and constrain an out-group - would then have to bind American guns; which are meant to enforce the power of the in-group against the out-group. These are one and the same, and having them do the opposite of their intent - impose limits on white men and the rest of the in-group - would attack the very heart of America.

The reason we can’t have gun laws is that a few old white guys from red states sit in the senate and block them from even being discussed, while white guys in DA and police offices don’t take violations seriously enough. A majority of Americans favors gun restrictions, and that’s been the case for a long time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:22:57am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:25:41am

re: #330 Belafon

I personally am going to do exactly what I am doing now: Get vaccinated (I got a booster the other day), wear a mask everywhere, avoid places I don’t need to go, and limit contact when I can’t. So, there’s not much else for me to do.

Same. I stayed masked and socially distant from the start and didn’t get it. Only difference now is I am fully vaxed and boosted. I will also continue to avoid as much as I can the plague rats who refuse to the right thing. Selfish bastards.

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ericblair  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:26:55am

re: #331 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

The steps that are being taken now are, in my view, appropriate and do not constitute panic. The stuff the media is disseminating now is not, in my view, appropriate and is an invitation to panic.

Thread from a vaccine researcher.

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jaunte  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:27:24am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:28:20am

re: #330 Belafon

I personally am going to do exactly what I am doing now: Get vaccinated (I got a booster the other day), wear a mask everywhere, avoid places I don’t need to go, and limit contact when I can’t. So, there’s not much else for me to do.

Same. Since I live in an area that is 96% (12-and-overs, 31% partially vaccinated and counting for the kids) vaccinated, I might be a little less cautious than my red-state fellow lizards.

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:28:32am

re: #334 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

The reason we can’t have gun laws is that a few old white guys from red states sit in the senate and block them from even being discussed, while white guys in DA and police offices don’t take violations seriously enough. A majority of Americans favors gun restrictions, and that’s been the case for a long time.

As with many things, though, a majority of Americans may favour something, but then vote against it. They may say they favour all sorts of things, from health care, immigration reform, prison reform, gun reform, voting rights, and so on. They probably even favour not having a fascist hate cult representing them. But what they favour is one thing. What they do is what their TV tells them to do, and that is vote for fascists and don’t care too much about the results, because as long as rich people get richer and white people don’t feel embarrassed, it’s the greatest country in the world.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:29:41am

re: #337 ericblair

And it seems to support what I’ve been saying.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:31:34am

re: #340 Renaissance_Man

As with many things, though, a majority of Americans may favour something, but then vote against it. They may say they favour all sorts of things, from health care, immigration reform, prison reform, gun reform, voting rights, and so on. They probably even favour not having a fascist hate cult representing them. But what they favour is one thing. What they do is what their TV tells them to do, and that is vote for fascists and don’t care too much about the results, because as long as rich people get richer and white people don’t feel embarrassed, it’s the greatest country in the world.

Actually, what too many do is stay home instead of voting.

Off to my volunteering stint. Later, all!

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:33:07am

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

Um, just because a girl is menstruating and can become pregnant doesn’t mean she is “sexually mature.”

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

It seems our right wing has an inate desire to treat farm animals better than humans.

It is well known among horse breeders that a mare can conceive as early as 12 months old but average around 18 months old. But most breeders wait until at least 2 1/2 to 3 years old for the mare to foal safely. Just because the female can get pregnant at a certain early age does not mean it is a good idea.

Remember too that during American slavery farm animals were also often treated better than slaves.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:43:58am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

Current wife, not the ex-wife. The current wife is trying to get the police to reconsider. The ex-wife is the woman who is shacked up with this killer.

Isn’t the ex a judge?

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darthstar  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:45:38am

re: #344 Barefoot Grin

Isn’t the ex a judge?

Well, that may constitute a conflict of interest if she were to sit the case…except in Texas.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:45:40am

Vax to the max: getting my booster this afternoon at 5PM. I’m thrilled.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:45:59am

re: #345 darthstar

Well, that may constitute a conflict of interest if she were to sit the case…except in Texas.

“Let’s assign it to her.”

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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:46:24am

re: #290 The Squire of Logos

Up-ding for the fruitcake. Yum.

My nephew (!!! the one who had blown off our side of the family !!!) is buying the fruitcake this year. I was explaining to a coworker whata fruitcake was, and she said it sounded like a rum cake. Me: “Well, it’s like rum cake for Baptists. You know, people who wouldn’t be caught dead dousing a cake in rum & setting it on fire.”

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:49:43am

re: #348 mmmirele

This is the only fruitcake I am familiar with.

williams-sonoma.com

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:49:58am

Sorry, I thought I had seen that the ex was a judge, but I can’t find any mention of it. Mind playing tricks on me.

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:51:56am

re: #350 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, I thought I had seen that the ex was a judge, but I can’t find any mention of it. Mind playing tricks on me.

It was mentioned the other day. She had also worked for Abbott from what I understand.

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:52:00am
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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:52:39am

re: #326 sagehen

That is the Talmudic reasoning when a woman has medical reasons for needing an abortion… the fetus is a “pursuer”, and everybody is obligated to protect her from it.

Which is why I ask anti-abortion fanatics why they’re imposing their religious beliefs on the rest of us. Jewish rabbis have been talking about this for centuries longer than a bunch of white Evangelicals who were looking for a replacement to Jim Crow / segregation / racial discrimination as a marker of separation from “the world.”

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:53:20am

re: #349 PhillyPretzel

This is the only fruitcake I am familiar with.

williams-sonoma.com

Fifty to a hundred bucks for a Fruitcake?! Next thing ya know this item will be in a Fox report about inflation lol. I see why they offer to finance a purchase. //

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:53:26am

re: #351 Belafon

It was mentioned the other day. She had also worked for Abbott from what I understand.

I just found it. She’s the ex of the shooter. I thought she was the ex of the vict…er, guilty party:

“Court records show that the suspect in a fatal shooting early this month in South Lubbock is William Kyle Carruth, a land developer and the ex-husband of the judge for the 72nd District Court in Lubbock and Crosby counties.

Carruth was identified in a Nov. 8 affidavit signed by Judge Anne-Marie Carruth, who wrote that she was “notified that my husband, William Kyle Carruth, is under investigation for the shooting and killing of his girlfriend’s children’s father after he attempted to pick up his children late Friday afternoon. My knowledge of the incident is very limited at this time and it is my understanding that the police are still investigating.”

Carruth stated that she hadn’t spoken to her estranged husband about the shooting but said she was “very concerned about his mental state.”

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:56:05am

re: #355 Barefoot Grin

If I read the article correctly, the ex of the “guilty party” (I see what you did there, and I love it) is currently having an affair with the shooter, and it was her refusal to give up custody of their kids that brought him to the doorstep that fateful day.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:56:16am

re: #354 Rightwingconspirator

Keep in mind that buying one of these cakes you are supporting Trappist monks and their way of life. The steamed chestnuts are a little cheaper at $10 to $20 for a jar.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:57:28am

re: #357 PhillyPretzel

Keep in mind that buying one of these cakes you are supporting Trappist monks and their way of life.

Good point.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:58:24am
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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 9:59:33am

re: #343 Florida Panhandler

Remember too that during American slavery farm animals were also often treated better than slaves.

Thr first known US child abuse case was brought under animal welfare laws. Because there were no child abuse laws. The assumption was the father wholly owned his children and could do whatever he wanted to them. You don’t even know how fucking depressing that was to learn in law school. Then I got out to real life and there are STILL parents who believe this and go to great lengths to find ways to beat their kids that don’t leave obvious marks

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:00:23am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

If I read the article correctly, the ex of the “guilty party” (I see what you did there, and I love it) is currently having an affair with the shooter, and it was her refusal to give up custody of their kids that brought him to the doorstep that fateful day.

Damn.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:01:54am

re: #361 Barefoot Grin

Damn.

The victim’s new wife (now widow) thinks it was a setup between the lovers to get him to come over so the man could kill him. That’s messed up in so many ways.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:05:22am

Speaking of Lubbock Gun Crazy:
1 in custody after SWAT standoff near airport ends Friday morning

After more than 30 hours, one person is in custody after a SWAT standoff in North Lubbock at Interstate 27 and Regis St., near the National Guard Armory by the airport.

Police confirmed an unidentified man was taken into custody around 9:00 Friday morning.

Northbound lanes of I-27 at Regis Street are back open. The public should still avoid the area as law enforcement work to clear the scene.

There is currently a very large police presence at the scene including SWAT, FBI, a bomb squad and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

Commenters keep referring to the prisoner as “a soldier” or “the soldier.” Apparently there has been some local coverage to that effect that I have not seen. No telling what this is about, but a vaxx mutineer is an obvious possibility.

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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:06:35am

re: #354 Rightwingconspirator

Fifty to a hundred bucks for a Fruitcake?! Next thing ya know this item will be in a Fox report about inflation lol. I see why they offer to finance a purchase. //

Collin Street fruitcakes range from $34.95 (1 lb, 14 oz) to $72.95 (4 lbs, 14 oz), sliced. They’re a few bucks cheaper unsliced. They come in a metal tin. And if bought today, they’re shipped for free. Reminder, this is a fruitcake. If you’re not into candied fruit in a heavy cake, this is not for you. (It’s not for me.)

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:07:53am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

If I read the article correctly, the ex of the “guilty party” (I see what you did there, and I love it) is currently having an affair with the shooter, and it was her refusal to give up custody of their kids that brought him to the doorstep that fateful day.

Before COVID, we had Civilisation. Now we have uncivilization. My BIL is retiring as a soccer referee after a couple of decades. He has seen with his own eyes and ears how people now argue bitterly, threaten one another and give the officials a hard time as compared to how it used to be. Remember when the most common disrespect of the flight crew was sexual harassment? Now it’s violence about masks.

This open carry thing is getting people killed. We can’t have it like this. Guns don’t belong at protests. Not even in riot police if we can help it. Guns don’t replace police for civil matters like custody.

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nines09  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:08:26am

re: #364 mmmirele

I keep a fruitcake in my car so if I’m trapped I can break the glass and get out.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:09:04am

re: #356 Dopamine Fish

If I read the article correctly, the ex of the “guilty party” (I see what you did there, and I love it) is currently having an affair with the shooter, and it was her refusal to give up custody of their kids that brought him to the doorstep that fateful day.

And now the kid(s?) saw or heard dad get shot to death by Moms boyfriend? My god that’s so life scarring for them.

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mmmirele  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:10:06am

re: #366 nines09

I keep a fruitcake in my car so if I’m trapped I can break the glass and get out.

That’s like the old joke that every fruitcake in existence has been around since the ancient Egyptians and has just been regifted.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:10:34am

re: #367 Rightwingconspirator

And now the kid(s?) saw or heard dad get shot to death by Moms boyfriend? My god that’s so life scarring for them.

The widow is bringing all this out because she wants to get the kids out of that house and away from the man that murdered her husband. That’s an unbelievable situation that they’re in.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:17:49am

re: #334 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

The reason we can’t have gun laws is that a few old white guys from red states sit in the senate and block them from even being discussed, while white guys in DA and police offices don’t take violations seriously enough. A majority of Americans favors gun restrictions, and that’s been the case for a long time.

Let’s not forget SCOTUS and its role in undermining gun control laws. As long as there is a Republican majority on the Supreme Court, gun control laws are likely to be very limited, and existing state ones may very well be overturned.

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:20:20am
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ericblair  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:22:14am

re: #357 PhillyPretzel

Keep in mind that buying one of these cakes you are supporting Trappist monks and their way of life. The steamed chestnuts are a little cheaper at $10 to $20 for a jar.

Steamed chestnuts are gross. This has been a public service announcement.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:25:09am

I want one of these.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:26:24am

re: #372 ericblair

So each his own.

williams-sonoma.com

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:26:25am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:27:18am

re: #371 gocart mozart

Fascist think any view to their left is an “extreme left” view. This is as true today as it was 80-90 years ago.

He appears to be not merely a Fascist but an outright neo-Nazi.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:29:36am

Worth noting that the principals in the Lubbock shooting case are classic yokel gentry, basically dumber than rocks but with enough inherited privilege and contacts to be relatively wealthy in a social environment that openly favors this kind of privilege. The right to use violence against lesser persons, an obvious legacy of slavery, is a deeply ingrained part of this subculture. I know these people. I beat them like a drum in business. Now the world has to beat in politics and in every other respect.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:30:33am

OMICRON
Sounds like an evil Transformer

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nines09  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:35:31am

re: #375 gocart mozart

Guy watched too many “Crusades” movies.
Christian off the grid.
Sure you is.
“My basement is fabulous.”
Last woman he touched he was pushed out of.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:35:41am

re: #375 gocart mozart

That’s a parody, right?

/

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ericblair  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:36:05am

re: #374 PhillyPretzel

So each his own.

williams-sonoma.com

They sell them at Christmas markets here in Western Europe (well, assuming we have many this year). Little stalls, very old-timey Dickensy.

Still gross.

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sagehen  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:36:50am

re: #354 Rightwingconspirator

Fifty to a hundred bucks for a Fruitcake?! Next thing ya know this item will be in a Fox report about inflation lol. I see why they offer to finance a purchase. //

I have a friend who believes there’s only one fruitcake in the world, it just gets passed around. Nobody eats it, they just save it for next year and give it to somebody else.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:38:52am

As though a deadly pandemic and a mass outburst by homicidally crazed white-trash-gone-to-town weren’t enough, I am now getting car warranty phone calls in Spanish.

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retired cynic  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:40:52am

re: #364 mmmirele

Collin Street fruitcakes range from $34.95 (1 lb, 14 oz) to $72.95 (4 lbs, 14 oz), sliced. They’re a few bucks cheaper unsliced. They come in a metal tin. And if bought today, they’re shipped for free. Reminder, this is a fruitcake. If you’re not into candied fruit in a heavy cake, this is not for you. (It’s not for me.)

When I was in high school, we sold them every year as a band project to help purchase instruments, uniforms, trips. I love them. Several years ago I realized I can still buy them, for heavens sakes. So I buy one a year around this time, and force myself to a limit of only one. Calories, for heavens sakes. But yum.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:42:30am

re: #373 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

[Embedded content]

And ordered. Damn impulse buy. I’ll blame in on being Black Friday. Yeah, that’s the ticket. It’s all Black Fridays fault.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:44:07am

re: #382 sagehen

I have a friend who believes there’s only one fruitcake in the world, it just gets passed around. Nobody eats it, they just save it for next year and give it to somebody else.

I addressed this revelation back in 2016 in the context of the justly reviled Canuck “treat” known as Kerr’s Molasses Kisses.

Why the World’s Worst Halloween Candy — Kerr’s Molasses Kisses — Continues Its Reign of Terror

This stuff is not usually sold in the US, so the Canucks do not in fact have the best of everything. It is sold for the same reason holiday fruitcake is still marketed throughout the civilized world, and even in Lubbock: Nobody likes it but it has acquired the sacrosanct status of “tradition.”

Incidentally, no new fruitcakes have been manufactured since 1977. They are like pre-‘86 licensed machine guns in that respect. The existing supply is simply passed around, usually among family groups. Each recipient hides the unwelcome morsel until the next round of holidays, then unloads it on someone else. Since no attempt is made to actually eat the things, noone is the wiser. Besides, a 40 year old fruitcake in its canister is probably as edible as it ever was.
True.
Fact.
Confirmedx

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ericblair  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:45:07am

re: #382 sagehen

I have a friend who believes there’s only one fruitcake in the world, it just gets passed around. Nobody eats it, they just save it for next year and give it to somebody else.

Ah, but there is more than one fruitcake simultaneously. Problem.

However, there’s the thought experiment by Feynman that there is only one electron in the universe, and that all electrons and positrons are the same electron going backwards and forwards in time. In the same way, there may only be one fruitcake in the universe, but this postulates the appearance of anti-fruitcakes. At some horrible point, a fruitcake and an anti-fruitcake may collide, releasing energy per E=mc^2, and because of the enormous mass of the fruitcake and (anti-?) mass of the anti-fruitcake, would cause an explosion of possibly hundreds of megatons equivalent* and destroy vast parts of inhabited territory. Something to think about.

*apparently an explosion of 1kg of antimatter equates to about 43 megatons of TNT. Supposedly.

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steve_davis  Nov 26, 2021 • 10:57:10am

re: #346 Barefoot Grin

Vax to the max: getting my booster this afternoon at 5PM. I’m thrilled.

I’m waiting to do it until my potential effects will come on weekday rather than holiday weekend. Why take the chance that your mild but terrifying labored breathing will get you parked in an emergency room waiting for the skeleton crew to get around to you?

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 26, 2021 • 11:53:45am

re: #364 mmmirele

Collin Street fruitcakes range from $34.95 (1 lb, 14 oz) to $72.95 (4 lbs, 14 oz), sliced. They’re a few bucks cheaper unsliced. They come in a metal tin. And if bought today, they’re shipped for free. Reminder, this is a fruitcake. If you’re not into candied fruit in a heavy cake, this is not for you. (It’s not for me.)

Fruitcakes are a durable good.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 26, 2021 • 1:32:27pm

re: #382 sagehen

I have a friend who believes there’s only one fruitcake in the world, it just gets passed around. Nobody eats it, they just save it for next year and give it to somebody else.

Old Johnny Carson joke.


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Carlo Capobianco Worships at the Altar of Love in Sultry “Pray to You” Canadian pop singer/songwriter Carlo Capobianco is down on his knees, worshiping at the altar of an amorous lust so intense, it’s inspired a new single in “Pray To You” — available now. “This song was a concept I had ...
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ADLR Releases Latest EP ‘Very Sophisticated’ Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and Electronic musician ADLR releases his latest EP ‘Very Sophisticated’. mixed, produced and mastered by ADLR, the dynamic four-track EP spans genres, focusing on French House, NU-Disco and Indietronica with the lead single ‘Won’t Let This One ...
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Banned & Outlawed Deliver Downhome Ode to the Genre in “Real Country Song” Three chords and the truth.’ That’s what they say country music is built on... And for multi-award nominated Hazelridge, Manitoba’s Banned & Outlawed — and their latest single, “Real Country Song” — that sentiment is absolute fact. With country ...
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Haley K Turner Releases Hanukkah Song Dedicated to Adam Sandler Canadian singer-songwriter Haley K Turner is releasing the most unanticipated original holiday song in the last 25 years. Inspired by a recent plea from Adam Sandler for “someone out there” to write a new Hanukkah song, Haley created one ...
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Top Three Images of the Past YearAt least, I think so right now... ;) Ask me tomorrow for probably 7 others. Thanks for looking!
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Sunshine Coast, BC’s Ron Kalmakoff Pays Ode & Urgency to the Planet in “Mother Nature” Whether you believe it or not, climate change is real, global warming is real, and our planet is in crisis. Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Kalmakoff addresses the urgent need for action in the face of this emergency with the release ...
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