Far Right Conspiracy Site “Gateway Pundit” Sued by Georgia Election Workers

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Jim Hoft (r), owner of the far right fake news blog Gateway Pundit

It started with Donald Trump; he targeted two specific election workers in Georgia in his “stop the steal” conspiracy theories. Next, sycophantic far right liar Jim Hoft, known for years as the Dumbest Man on the Internet, picked up Trump’s false claims and ran with them in multiple posts at his crappy blog.

And now, those two election workers have filed a defamation suit against Hoft and his creepy brother Joe, after they were bombarded with harassment and death threats caused by Gateway Pundit’s incitement.

The defamation suit against The Gateway Pundit was filed Thursday by Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a voter registration officer in the Fulton County elections office, and her mother, Ruby Freeman, who was a temp worker for the 2020 election.

The lawsuit names the Pundit, its founder and editor Jim Hoft, and his brother, writer Joe Hoft. It alleges they repeatedly published demonstrably false claims that portrayed the women as “traitors” who conspired to “steal the presidential election in Georgia.”

The lawsuit, filed in St. Louis Circuit Court, alleges that the Pundit’s “lies” about Freeman and Moss “devastated” their reputations and “instigated a deluge of intimidation, harassment, and threats that has forced them to change their phone numbers, delete their online accounts, and fear for their physical safety.” Freeman went into hiding.

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The Gateway Pundit covered the false allegations in multiple stories, including one that identified Freeman by name with the headline: “What’s Up, Ruby? Crooked Operative Filmed Pulling Out Suitcases of Ballots in Georgia IS IDENTIFIED.” The Pundit identified Moss in another story.

The Pundit stories continued through the summer, even as multiple audits and reviews confirmed the accuracy of Fulton County’s vote results.

“I couldn’t have imagined the lies that The Gateway Pundit would tell about me, pushing people to harass me and my family and to threaten us with violence,” Freeman said in a statement issued by her lawyers.

And this, of course, is not the first time Hoft and Gateway Pundit have been sued for publishing defamatory lies.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 10:59:27am

The stupidest man on the internet now about to become the stupidest man over the barrel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 6, 2021 • 10:59:29am

Does that puke still have White House accreditation?

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:00:28am
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nines09  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:04:09am

re: #3 Dangerman

Perfect way to destroy goverment. Trump exposed the ability of bad actors sinking this nation.

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:06:10am

re: #181 jaunte

I wonder if they’ll ever decide to have popular policies instead.

Outrage sells
And it’s easier to manufacturer than to work for a living (running on and implementing actual policies)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:06:27am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does that puke still have White House accreditation?

No, I think he got booted when Trump left office

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:08:56am

re: #4 nines09

Perfect way to destroy goverment. Trump exposed the ability of bad actors sinking this nation.

He convinced his base that it was irrelevant who was running government, anybody could do it, and why not let a “successful businessman” have run of the show for a change?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:09:06am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I finally got around to watching The Matrix with my kids last year just to be aware of all the cultural/meme references.

Still haven’t watched Die Hard or most any of those other major blockbuster movies.

The first Die Hard is a solid film, one of the best heist/action flicks ever made - the sequels are meh (Die Hard With a Vengeance is good, thanks to strong supporting roles from Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:10:06am

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

The first Die Hard is a solid film, one of the best heist/action flicks ever made - the sequels are meh (Die Hard With a Vengeance is good, thanks to strong supporting roles from Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson).

I will probably have to let somebody put it on and make me watch it with them.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:11:37am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:14:05am

Vlad Nimpaler?

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:15:11am

Vlad (N.M.I) Paler

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:15:59am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He convinced his base that it was irrelevant who was running government, anybody could do it, and why not let a “successful businessman” have run of the show for a change?

Let me know if they ever find one

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:17:33am

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will probably have to let somebody put it on and make me watch it with them.

The first Die Hard is so memorable largely due to the late Alan Rickman and his portrayal of Hans Gruber, the film’s primary antagonist. One of my all-time favorite cinematic villains.

Taut directing by John McTiernan keeps the film moving a brisk pace.

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nines09  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:18:42am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s the same old spiel the Republicans have used since FDR. Reagan was their Cowboy. Everything a real macho man could wish for. The people who support Republicans today are beyond stupid. Way beyond stupid. The embrace of Trump showed their beliefs. Who they are.
I listened.
Yep. You are a dunce.
In my neck of the woods there will be signs up for the lowest lifeform the GOP throws out there against Fetterman and Shapiro later on.
Witness the grifting Dr. Oz. Wife beater Parnell. Toomey is the stooge beyond the stooge of Santorum.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:22:08am

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

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gocart mozart  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:23:56am
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retired cynic  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:24:12am

The Events of January 6 Are Starting to Look About as Spontaneous as Operation Overlord
A new memo undermines the Pentagon’s narrative around the deployment of the D.C. National Guard.
Charles Pierce
esquire.com

Important, and this is first I heard of it, although assumed it was so.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:24:39am

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

The people who made it entirely missed the point of the source material, so fans hate it, but if you’re not a fan, you might enjoy it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:24:41am

re: #15 nines09

It’s the same old spiel the Republicans have used since FDR. Reagan was their Cowboy. Everything a real macho man could wish for. The people who support Republicans today are beyond stupid. Way beyond stupid. The embrace of Trump showed their beliefs. Who they are.
I listened.
Yep. You are a dunce.
In my neck of the woods there will be signs up for the lowest lifeform the GOP throws out there against Fetterman and Shapiro later on.
Witness the grifting Dr. Oz. Wife beater Parnell. Toomey is the stooge beyond the stooge of Santorum.

Toomey did two right things: he voted to certify Biden’s election and he voted to convict Trump on the 2nd impeachment charge.

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retired cynic  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:25:38am

re: #18 retired cynic

Another take: Never Forget That Trump Purged the Pentagon Leadership Between the Election and January 6
And that the new leadership he installed seized direct control over deploying the National Guard that day. And that deployment was delayed for hours.
Jack Holmes
esquire.com

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Belafon  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:28:14am

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

The anime or live action version?

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:28:24am
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Belafon  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:29:59am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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I thought they were opposed to a world government.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:32:29am

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:33:01am

re: #22 Belafon

The anime or live action version?

Live action. Campy and fun so far. I’m not familiar with where it originated.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:34:37am

Off-topic: I used to really like Courtney Barnett; she wrote some excellent quirky lyrics and put them to interesting rock changes. But her latest stuff is just… boring. She seems to have lost the spark somehow.

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Dopamine Fish  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:36:15am

re: #26 darthstar

Live action. Campy and fun so far. I’m not familiar with where it originated.

There’s an anime from the mid-‘90’s (also conveniently on Netflix, I believe) that is the original.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:36:25am

re: #22 Belafon

The anime or live action version?

Netflix has both.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:37:02am

re: #24 Belafon

I thought they were opposed to a world government.

Their opposition to a world government is the same the opposition to the Federal government.

It depends entirely on whether they are the ones running it or not.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:37:13am

re: #25 I Would Prefer Not To

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Belafon  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:38:38am

re: #26 darthstar

Live action. Campy and fun so far. I’m not familiar with where it originated.

When you get done, watch the anime. It takes a few episodes to get going but it’s worth watching. But don’t compre the two.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:39:05am
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Eventual Carrion  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:43:06am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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“President of the World”? That might well be, but I am Emperor of the Universe. So I rank higher.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:44:00am

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:45:34am

re: #35 I Would Prefer Not To

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:49:02am

re: #34 Eventual Carrion

“President of the World”? That might well be, but I am Emperor of the Universe. So I rank higher.

I wonder if the NWO derpsters are OK with a new world order if a narcissistic sociopath who panders to trash is in charge.

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retired cynic  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:49:05am

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:51:17am

The story of a woman’s fight to have her husband treated with Ivermectin. She won’t say if he was vaccinated, meaning, of course, that he wasn’t. news.yahoo.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:52:43am

re: #37 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I wonder if the NWO derpsters are OK with a new world order if a narcissistic sociopath who panders to trash is in charge.

MEGA - Make Earth Great Again

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:54:52am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:55:17am

re: #39 No Malarkey!

The story of a woman’s fight to have her husband treated with Ivermectin. She won’t say if he was vaccinated, meaning, of course, that he wasn’t. news.yahoo.com

They want to feel like they’re doing something after they failed to do the simple thing that would save them from COVID because Republican propagandists told them to die to make a failed former President feel better.

It’s easy to go along with the order to risk death by doing nothing if you’re a right-wing authoritarian who falls in line, but it’s much harder when you actually face that death.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 11:59:50am

re: #42 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They want to feel like they’re doing something after they failed to do the simple thing that would save them from COVID because Republican propagandists told them to die to make a failed former President feel better.

It’s easy to go along with the order to risk death by doing nothing if you’re a right-wing authoritarian who falls in line, but it’s much harder when you actually face that death.

If he lives, she’ll give the credit to the Ivermectin, and if he dies, it will be because the hospital delayed his treatment with Ivermectin.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:04:40pm

re: #39 No Malarkey!

The story of a woman’s fight to have her husband treated with Ivermectin. She won’t say if he was vaccinated, meaning, of course, that he wasn’t. news.yahoo.com

The hospital should refuse to treat these idiots. If they want to take horse de-wormer medicine, they can do so outside of a hospital.

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Captain Magic  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:05:28pm

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

Ignore the naysayers - as a fan of the original anime it’s damn good - with some nifty plot twists!

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nines09  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:05:57pm

re: #20 Hecuba’s daughter

Don’t care. He’s done nothing in his career but rubber stamp Tea Bag and Trump policies and hide from the public. He’s a stooge who did one or two things right.
Don’t care.
He can fall off the earth.

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JC1  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:07:31pm

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

I enjoyed the show quite a bit. The original anime is available on Netflix as well.

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:09:12pm

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

The first Die Hard is a solid film, one of the best heist/action flicks ever made - the sequels are meh (Die Hard With a Vengeance is good, thanks to strong supporting roles from Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson).

Any movie with Alan Rickman is well worth while watching.

One of my favorites is a HBO movie he made with Mos Def, “Something The Lord Made”.

imdb.com

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:12:48pm

I’m convinced that Charles Flynn was in on the coup plot, and he should be immediately removed as commander of the Army in the Pacific.

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ericblair  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:13:15pm

There is a club. We are not in it. Fred Hiatt was a right wing hack and had no business at a newspaper, and it’s all sackcloth and ashes from a bunch of actual journalists who know better.

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:13:24pm

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

Great vacuum tube steam punk graphic pacing.

It has everything, including a small dog.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:16:13pm

re: #43 No Malarkey!

If he lives, she’ll give the credit to the Ivermectin, and if he dies, it will be because the hospital delayed his treatment with Ivermectin.

Either way, he and she did nothing wrong in her mind. That’s what’s important.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:22:42pm

re: #49 No Malarkey!

He hasn’t been removed as yet?!! What the actual hell!?!

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:24:23pm

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

He hasn’t been removed as yet?!! What the actual hell!?!

Indeed.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:26:27pm

re: #16 darthstar

Just discovered Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. Looks like it could be fun. Space bounty hunters.

The anime series and film are definitely worth a watch.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:26:55pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:27:51pm

re: #44 Patricia Kayden

The hospital should refuse to treat these idiots. If they want to take horse de-wormer medicine, they can do so outside of a hospital.

Hospital SOP would be for the patient and spouse to sign an AMA.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:28:54pm

re: #3 Dangerman

The Republican Party, which would love love love to convert voting rights back to being connected to property possession or other criteria indicating that a voter is educated* and responsible is also the main party displaying why the Founders to a degree feared a fully open popular vote since it could lead to unqualified and unscrupulous demagogues running for and winning elections.

* - Said criteria already shown via years of Jim Crow to be easily twisted into discriminatory voter suppression action against minorities.

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Belafon  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:30:17pm

re: #55 The Squire of Logos

The anime series and film are definitely worth a watch.

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From what I’ve seen, and it makes sense, watch the movie after the episode called “Brain Scratch.”

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:32:01pm

re: #48 BeenHereAwhile

Any movie with Alan Rickman is well worth while watching.

One of my favorites is a HBO movie he made with Mos Def, “Something The Lord Made”.

imdb.com

That was a great movie. The movie depicted people that helped keep me alive all these years. The condition I was born with gave me a very small chance of making it to 10 years old, and an even smaller chance of making it to 18. And here I am after 60 years (granted with an artificial aortic heart valve now).

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:33:58pm
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gwangung  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:35:14pm

re: #61 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Um….duh?

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EPR-radar  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:37:02pm

re: #61 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I understand why Trump did the dipshit thing here, because Trump is a dipshit. But what was Netanyahu’s angle here? The belief that he could get a sufficiently stupid US GOP administration to nuke Iran for his convenience?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:37:17pm

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will probably have to let somebody put it on and make me watch it with them.

I think Live Free or Die Hard is the best. That’s one of my go to flicks to watch and rewatch.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:39:00pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:41:46pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:42:10pm

re: #65 No Malarkey!

Who is that in the screenshot? Inspector Clouseau?

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BeachDem  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:42:48pm

re: #48 BeenHereAwhile

Any movie with Alan Rickman is well worth while watching.

One of my favorites is a HBO movie he made with Mos Def, “Something The Lord Made”.

imdb.com

Love that one, but “Truly, Madly, Deeply” is my favorite. (too bad “Ghost” came out the same year and overshadowed it.)

imdb.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:47:56pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

Numbers 2, 3, 4, and 6 have been going on for at least 1500 years.

Number 1 has been going on since, I don’t know, since the Rus?

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Dave In Austin  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:50:30pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:51:40pm

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:53:25pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:54:44pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 12:57:43pm

re: #71 Dave In Austin

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That’s not the only person spending time to try to explain something obvious where we all can see the artist’s intent on our own. That’s the 3rd version I’ve seen today.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:05:55pm

re: #74 Punish Domestic Terrorists

‘artist’…

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:10:13pm

re: #61 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Surprising absolutely no one.

JCPOA constrained and contained Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Trump shredded the deal and enabled Iran to resume nuclear enrichment. At same time, Trump also gave North Korea time and space to work on their nukes.

Trump made the world a more dangerous place because he was the dumbass who didn’t understand any of the issues he faced, and thought he was the smartest guy in the room. He always thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and surrounded himself with yes men and sycophantic suckups who’d tell him what he wanted to hear and ignored those who said otherwise.

This had dire consequences, both with Iran and later with the pandemic.

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:10:50pm

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:13:58pm

re: #63 EPR-radar

Bibi has been against the JCPOA since the beginning, but he also has been claiming that the Iranians have been 6 months from going nuclear for more than a decade.

Trump abrogating the nuclear deal actually got Iran much closer to going nuclear, and now that Bibi is out of power, the Israelis are realizing the clusterfuck Bibi and Trump made of things for Israeli security. Bibi had used Iran as a wedge issue to prove security bona fides and to get US aid to flow on the threat to Israel.

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BeachDem  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:16:00pm

My sentiments exactly:

Nikki Haley, Still An A-Hole

She’s not content to just fade into the background as a loyal Donald Trump enabler who casually suggests President Joe Biden is senile. She’s also demonstrating that she’s just as gross as GOP sedition caucus members Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.

wonkette.com

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:22:32pm

re: #79 BeachDem

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:26:05pm

re: #77 Dangerman

Those guilty verdicts and accompanying videos should live forever. In every Dem campaign for the rest of my living days. It hurt when Trump won. But we sucked it up and took it for the full term. Nobody tried to shoot him. No riot violated the capital. Then when the wheel turned they tried (are trying) to steal it. Hell no.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:32:11pm

CNN actually used the word “lies” in the title of this video. I am shock.

Preacher who spread vaccine lies dies after being hospitalized with Covid-19

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:33:34pm
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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:34:29pm

re: #80 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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hey all is not lost
at least she said “Democratic” party

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Dave In Austin  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:34:37pm

Kill him!!

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William Lewis  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:36:08pm

I was pondering today that while laser guns and flying cars were predicted for the future, they haven’t come to pass. Video phone calls only finally became popular because of the pandemic and also because of the one thing no one that I am aware of, predicted: that we would be walking around with far more computing power than a 1975 supercomputer in our smart phone. More memory, more cpu, faster cpu, just being used to do graphics, photography, games and the like rather than run scientific FORTRAN IV :)

So, no flying car but a supercomputer in your pocket. An interesting tradeoff…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:37:19pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Here lies Marcus Lamb
He died of lies, calling vaccines a sham.

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:40:20pm

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:40:37pm

Cowed into retirement. May he not be the last.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:42:33pm

One last grift, and then the farm.

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:45:37pm

re: #90 jaunte

Trump’s “social media” “venture” is already under SEC investigation for financial chicanery. No one is being clear on where/how this money was raised and who is involved. That raises all kinds of red flags, to say nothing of what these “investors” seek to gain from this.

Beyond the pump and dump chicanery Trump usually deals in, there’s a lot more here that needs to be uncovered.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:51:21pm

re: #86 William Lewis

I was pondering today that while laser guns and flying cars were predicted for the future, they haven’t come to pass. Video phone calls only finally became popular because of the pandemic and also because of the one thing no one that I am aware of, predicted: that we would be walking around with far more computing power than a 1975 supercomputer in our smart phone. More memory, more cpu, faster cpu, just being used to do graphics, photography, games and the like rather than run scientific FORTRAN IV :)

So, no flying car but a supercomputer in your pocket. An interesting tradeoff…

And a near panoptic witness to all things public, many things private. Now any of us might be a living witness to what we recorded. Not just our word anymore. From bad cops to “karen”.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:51:25pm

re: #90 jaunte

One last grift, and then the farm.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:52:40pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:54:53pm

re: #90 jaunte

One last grift, and then the farm.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:55:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:59:41pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 1:59:53pm

re: #68 BeachDem

Love that one, but “Truly, Madly, Deeply” is my favorite. (too bad “Ghost” came out the same year and overshadowed it.)

imdb.com

Thanks for the tip.

Will check it out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:01:38pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:02:20pm

re: #89 jaunte

Cowed into retirement. May he not be the last.

I see what you did there.

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Jay C  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:02:41pm

re: #89 jaunte

Cowed into retirement. May he not be the last.

But he’ll likely milk it for all it’s worth in the meantime…

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:05:47pm

re: #101 Jay C

But he’ll likely milk it for all it’s worth in the meantime…

Putin is looking for livestock that he can “milk”. It’s a fine job in retirement.
///

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:06:39pm

re: #101 Jay C

But he’ll likely milk it for all it’s worth in the meantime…

Watch it, you two. The drones are prepped and on the landing strip. One more pun and I give the order.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:07:09pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

The solution to the guilt is easy. Take the good boy to visit!

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:08:08pm
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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:09:39pm

re: #101 Jay C

They should check his bag before he leaves.

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wrenchwench  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:12:56pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:14:39pm

re: #105 Barefoot Grin

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:15:11pm
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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:15:43pm

Good to see Devin quitting. I really hope there isn’t someone worse than him waiting in the wings…but Republicans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:18:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:21:35pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:26:18pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s inept, but he trusts his wife with his life, as shown by riding home in the back with her driving.

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:29:06pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:30:25pm

re: #113 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s inept, but he trusts his wife with his life, as shown by riding home in the back with her driving.

I showed it to my wife and she said, “that’s something you would do.”

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:31:18pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:36:08pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

That district will just re-elect another Trumper.

Unless… was is split drawing the new lines??

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steve_davis  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:36:22pm

all right, guitar techs: i’ve installed and adjusted the glendale saddles that showed up today, after several adventures. everything intonates perfectly, as promised, except my sixth-fifth string saddle. Both the e and the a are just a little sharp at the twelfth fret, and they stay a little sharp at the twelfth fret regardless, seemingly, of what I do in lengthening the string. I’ve adjusted string height to remove buzz, so I’m assuming it’s not that, as string height is pretty much personal preference to begin with, so can’t imagine it can interfere with intonation. Is the next idea the nut? It’s Fender, made in mexico. The quality is generally pretty good on these, but I’m wondering if it’s possible the nut slots didn’t get cut quite right originally? Would there be any simple test to know whether it’s worth paying a tech 50 bucks to mess with the nut? I’m not hearing any weird pinched harmonics or overtones when I play those strings, which is generally the way I know something is wrong at the nut.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:44:52pm

why should he? He’s just so damned proud of that photo…

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:45:32pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s funny. “Honey, can you just drive us home?” We went and got our tree on Saturday - walked into the lot, spotted the one silver-tip, told the guy we wanted it, and they had it netted by the time I got my soft surf straps ready to accept it. (I hate using shitty little twine for the tree.) We were on the road in probably five minutes from when we parked.

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William Lewis  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:46:16pm

re: #118 steve_davis

I’ve found these thoughts useful: guitaranswerguy.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:48:25pm
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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:49:09pm

“…Trump is a former occupant of the Oval Office and is likely to make another presidential bid in 2024. He had his hands on the national security apparatus once before and may well again. The identities of the investors who just tossed $1 billion his way are of interest because anyone able to buy their way into Trump’s good graces by plopping a bag of money on his desk could sway public policy — which makes Trump a national security threat.”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:51:26pm

Just saw the news about Devin Nunes, had to check 3 accredited sources to be sure it was real. I guess it makes sense though, hire a dairy hand to manage bullshit.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:53:21pm

re: #115 Barefoot Grin

I showed it to my wife and she said, “that’s something you would do.”

I resemble that remark!

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lawhawk  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:53:23pm

re: #123 jaunte

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steve_davis  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:54:02pm

re: #121 William Lewis

I’ve found these thoughts useful: guitaranswerguy.com

that’s damned useful. I actually am going to change out my strings, because these strings are very new, but still a few weeks old, and apparently that can make a difference.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:54:40pm

re: #123 jaunte

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I was listening to Al Franken’s podcast today. His guest was David Kay Johnston. I had heard most of this before, but I had forgotten the vast amount of grift going back to the Drumpf grandfather. And it’s the whole damn family. Anyway, Johnston has a new book out and it is supposed to be a handy compendium to all the Trump criminality in later years (he has two others that cover the early and mid years).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:55:27pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:56:01pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

why should he? He’s just so damned proud of that photo…

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 6, 2021 • 2:57:46pm

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

The first Die Hard is a solid film, one of the best heist/action flicks ever made - the sequels are meh (Die Hard With a Vengeance is good, thanks to strong supporting roles from Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson).

Now I have a machine gun. Ho. Ho. Ho.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:01:03pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:01:51pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

I looked at the draft redistricting map. His district is shifting. But it looks like the shift might have actually helped him, as it’s moving a bit east, but perhaps Nunes thinks the grass is greener in the Trump swamp.

wedrawthelinesca.org

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:02:30pm

But I guess the news about $1billion “investments” going to Trump for his social media site and Devin Nunes’ retirement to go work for Trump are in no way connected.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:05:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:06:38pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:08:21pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I think I pulled a stomach muscle.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:08:45pm

Devin isn’t just not running again - he’s retiring in January.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:09:57pm
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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:11:15pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait until he learns he isn’t getting paid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:11:51pm
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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:13:16pm
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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:15:24pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i love florida this time of year
dont miss any of that at all

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:18:48pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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give me names:
of the dead
of these ‘doctors’
or else you’re full of shit

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:19:42pm

Covid Nativity Scene.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:20:20pm

re: #91 lawhawk

Trump’s “social media” “venture” is already under SEC investigation for financial chicanery. No one is being clear on where/how this money was raised and who is involved. That raises all kinds of red flags, to say nothing of what these “investors” seek to gain from this.

Beyond the pump and dump chicanery Trump usually deals in, there’s a lot more here that needs to be uncovered.

Then Nunes will fit right in! Flipping crook!

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gocart mozart  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:23:29pm

Baseball rumor mill: He’s a Japanese player who consistently hits about 320 w/ 25/30 HR and 90 RBIs.

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Jay C  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:23:50pm

re: #138 darthstar

Devin isn’t just not running again - he’s retiring in January.

So what are California’s rules regarding vacant congressional seats? Will there be a special election to fill Devin’s hoof prints? And for how long?

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:24:30pm

This theory of corporate governance is the primary reason the GOP has been completely corrupted into a fascist cult. Mitch McConnell, in his fanatical pursuit of corporate money, focused GOP policy on only one end, tax cuts and deregulation, leaving the GOP with nothing to offer voters but culture wars, which have had to become ever more extreme over the decades, until the GOP is now mining Neo-Nazis for policy ideas.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:25:30pm

re: #147 gocart mozart

Baseball rumor mill: He’s a Japanese player who consistently hits about 320 w/ 25/30 HR and 90 RBIs.

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Wonder if he comes from Hanamaki Higashi High School. (Ohtani Shōhei’s HS.)

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:26:35pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

That reminds me of when I had to crawl to get to my car during a particularly harsh winter in Takoma Park, Maryland. The nice waiter at IHOP came out and helped me to my car but it was scary. 😂

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:28:35pm

re: #151 Patricia Kayden

That reminds me of when I had to crawl to get to my car during a particularly harsh winter in Takoma Park, Maryland. The nice waiter at IHOP came out and helped me to my car but it was scary. 😂

I face this many mornings where I live when I have to walk the dog mornings in the dark. I have a set of spikes to put on my shoes now, and that helps. But I still fall from time to time.

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:30:22pm

but of course “I alone can fix it”

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:30:44pm

meanwhile

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:31:11pm

re: #143 Dangerman

Reminds me of the Austin hills when they ice up. NO ONE is ready for it.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:37:36pm

This insurrectionist has chosen to represent himself. He wrote an 82 page “motion” which is basically a confession which contains batshit crazy conspiracy theories, and will hopefully help send him to prison for a very long time.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:39:07pm

re: #148 Jay C

So what are California’s rules regarding vacant congressional seats? Will there be a special election to fill Devin’s hoof prints? And for how long?

It would probably have to be April at the soonest, but it could make for a quick D pickup…though Devin’s district is pretty red.

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:39:23pm

re: #155 jaunte

Reminds me of the Austin hills when they ice up. NO ONE is ready for it.

i thought i was never gonna leave new york / LI
my hatred for the place was visceral
the work, the commute, the weather, the general dilapidation and downhill spiral
just dismal
i hated every day of it

then i ‘got out’
when i left it felt like a no hope life sentence was lifted
i am consciously grateful all the time

(of course when i first got to florida it was mostly sane)

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:41:07pm

re: #157 darthstar

It would probably have to be April at the soonest, but it could make for a quick D pickup…though Devin’s district is pretty red.

California is losing a congressional district, and I assume it will be a GOP one, thought I don’t know which one is getting eliminated.

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:46:11pm

re: #155 jaunte

Reminds me of the Austin hills when they ice up. NO ONE is ready for it.

Was in Atlanta during the 2000 ice storm.

DOT shut down the interstate thru Atlanta.

Remember seeing video on local TV of a Gar Wood style garbage truck doing 360s down an Atlanta icy street with parked cars on either sides of the street without hitting any of them.

My crew from Iowa, “this is typical winter driving weather.”

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:48:40pm

re: #159 No Malarkey!

California is losing a congressional district, and I assume it will be a GOP one, thought I don’t know which one is getting eliminated.

That’s right…I forgot about that. Trump’s sabotaged census. Fucker.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:52:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 3:54:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:01:31pm
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aatharuv  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:13:09pm

re: #10 jaunte

Based on the titles, this looks more like the entire technical team rather than just the leadership team.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:19:01pm

re: #165 aatharuv

Based on the titles, this looks more like the entire technical team rather than just the leadership team.

And they’re so proud of their work they’re all going incognito.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:23:15pm

Mike Pence’s former COS cooperating with Jan 6 Committtee.

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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:27:28pm

Air Fryers…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:32:27pm
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darthstar  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:39:49pm

If you’re at a loss for gift ideas…but be warned…CHOKING HAZARD

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BigPapa  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:41:47pm

Hertle the Turdle

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:43:27pm

It is raining in Philly and we have a Special Weather Statement:

forecast.weather.gov

Strong winds tonight and cooler temps tomorrow.

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:46:29pm

re: #165 aatharuv

Leslie Picker@LesliePicker
The Trump Media and Technology Group leadership team from $DWAC merger documents filed today. Initials instead of last names.

*  *  *  *

Based on the titles, this looks more like the entire technical team rather than just the leadership team.

Wonder if they have considered how the PATRIOT ACT might infringe on their scheme.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:49:54pm

re: #172 PhillyPretzel

It is raining in Philly and we have a Special Weather Statement:

forecast.weather.gov

Strong winds tonight and cooler temps tomorrow.

Storms came through here during the very early morning hours, dog freaked out for several hours, lots of wind (gusts ~40mph), rain (total 1.84”), and lightning (remains of a mobile home about 1/2 mile down the road is still smoldering).
Hope your storm is a bit friendlier.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:50:54pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:52:48pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

It is supposed to be the leading edge of a cold front. We shall see how cold it is tomorrow.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:53:48pm

re: #152 Barefoot Grin

I’m terrified of falling on ice. I just feel as if I would break every bone in my body if I fell. 😓 I need to get some spiked boots like you. Smart idea.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:54:57pm

re: #176 PhillyPretzel

It is supposed to be the leading edge of a cold front. We shall see how cold it is tomorrow.

It was 60F up until about 7 or 8 this morning. Temperature started dropping around lunchtime. Is now 32F, forecast to be 24F overnight.
Keep warm!

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:57:23pm

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the forecast for the week:
forecast.weather.gov

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:59:45pm

re: #177 Patricia Kayden

I’m terrified of falling on ice. I just feel as if I would break every bone in my body if I fell. 😓 I need to get some spiked boots like you. Smart idea.

You might want to take a look see here then. assorted flavors of crampons.

amazon.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 6, 2021 • 4:59:57pm

OH HAI

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:07:42pm

re: #179 PhillyPretzel

This is the forecast for the week:
forecast.weather.gov

Ours is similar with snow Tuesday night/Wednesday, but back to 50s & 60s the rest of the week, plus rain on Friday when MrBWS heads to Cincinnati for the funeral of his best friend.
(Actually, he’s skipping the funeral and will meet the family at the cemetery. Friend died of Covid, was not vaccinated, and we’re pretty sure that lots attending the funeral will also be unvaccinated and unmasked—because big bad bikers…)

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:09:10pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Renaissance_Man  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:10:06pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:12:07pm

re: #184 Renaissance_Man

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Cheechako  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:14:12pm

re: #180 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

You might want to take a look see here then. assorted flavors of crampons.

amazon.com

Be very careful with this type of ice crampons. They are excellent on ice or snow. But, if you’re walking on wet concrete or tile they are like having ice skates on your feet.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:14:34pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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steve_davis  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:16:33pm

Tonight’s listening pleasure: Tres Hombres. Damn, these boys could scorch some blues before MTV fucked ‘em up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:28:29pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:34:26pm

I mentioned earlier in the post about a Japanese baseball player and the Red Sox about whether he was from Ohtani Shohei’s alma mater Hanamaki Higashi HS. Then I remembered the guy that Hanamaki is truly famous for: Miyazawa Kenji. He was from one of the few wealthy families in pre-WWII in his area, a prefecture called Iwate. At the time cold-resistant rice strains were few and bad harvests often. Kenji took to writing poetry and children’s books influenced by his belief in Nichiren Buddhism (which, unfortunately, were supporters of Japan’s war effort, though that was after Kenji died). Anyway, here is one of his most famous poems. It’s titled after its first line (ame ni mo makezu, or “Unbeaten by the rain”):

Unbeaten by the rain
Unbeaten by the wind
Bested by neither snow nor summer heat
Strong of body
Free of desire
Never angry
Always smiling quietly
Dining daily on four cups of brown rice
Some miso and a few vegetables
Observing all things
With dispassion
But remembering well
Living in a small, thatched-roof house
In the meadow beneath a canopy of pines
Going east to nurse the sick child
Going west to bear sheaves of rice for the weary mother
Going south to tell the dying man there is no cause for fear
Going north to tell those who fight to put aside their trifles
Shedding tears in time of drought
Wandering at a loss during the cold summer
Called useless by all
Neither praised
Nor a bother
Such is the person
I wish to be

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:36:53pm
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William Lewis  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:39:47pm

re: #181 The Pie Overlord!

OH HAI

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:41:21pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:43:14pm

re: #45 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ignore the naysayers - as a fan of the original anime it’s damn good - with some nifty plot twists!

Agreed. I love the anime and really like the live action for what it is. I get a chuckle out of Harold of Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle being cast as Spike. I never would have imagined him in that role but he makes it work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:44:35pm
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mmmirele  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:45:17pm

re: #150 Barefoot Grin

Wonder if he comes from Hanamaki Higashi High School. (Ohtani Shōhei’s HS.)

Yes, per the beginning of this 2019 article. english.kyodonews.net

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BigPapa  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:46:02pm

You don’t do WiFi in DoD and most gov facilities. It doesn’t exist. Hardwire or GTFO.

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EPR-radar  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:51:04pm

re: #197 BigPapa

You don’t do WiFi in DoD and most gov facilities. It doesn’t exist. Hardwire or GTFO.

That reminds me of the stupidity about Clinton’s emails. As I recall, they were white world emails sent via the normal internet. If so, they were all axiomatically unsecure no matter how they ware marked, according to the security briefings I had back in the day.

That made all the fuss about the markings surreal to me.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 6, 2021 • 5:59:41pm

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory runs all their interconnect in Faraday shielded conduits. They used to shield the signals from wired keyboards, peripherals, printers, and displays, too.

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Targetpractice  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:09:19pm

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

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These stories brought to you by the same media that would not stop talking about how Hillary requested a secure Blackberry because she was more comfortable with those than the bulky devices that were on offer when she took office.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:09:52pm

If you haven’t seen Maya and The Three yet, give it a look. Fantastic character design and animation.

beforesandafters.com

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EPR-radar  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:12:26pm

re: #199 Dread Pirate Ron

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory runs all their interconnect in Faraday shielded conduits. They used to shield the signals from wired keyboards, peripherals, printers, and displays, too.

It isn’t paranoia if hostile parties really are trying to get sigint.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:13:05pm

((e.originalEvent || e).clipboardData || window.clipboardData).getData(‘Text’)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:13:42pm

Yes, that’s what happens when you mix tweeting and coding.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:16:29pm
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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:16:43pm

Body bags, Mandrake.

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:18:27pm

re: #202 EPR-radar

It isn’t paranoia if hostile parties really are trying to get sigint.

My Bluetooth hearing aids are right out. I had been wearing my new hearing aids for a week when I was eating lunch in Post Office Square in Boston.

My hearing aids picked up EVERY Bluetooth device that passed me. I heard snippets of phone conversations and many podcasts. Language podcasts seemed to be the most popular.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:18:28pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:23:12pm

My Dad’s stared watching Faux regularly again and I caught a bit of Tucker’s “White Power Hour” tonight that continued his obsession with portraying 1/6 as a “false flag.”

First portion was his screaming bloody murder over subpoenas being issued for phone and bank records of (wait for it) people involved in planning of the “rally” and of those involved in efforts before and after the election to fuck with the certification of such. Then brought on John Eastman to help in declaring this the worst invasion of personal privacy EVAH…you know, barring that period between 2001 and 2009 when anybody with skin darker than cardboard was suddenly under federal (and, in some cases, city & state) surveillance.

The second portion I caught was with Joseph McBride, a lawyer for several insurrectionists who’s claiming that (what else?) there were “agent provocateurs” in the crowd that day handing out weapons and advocating violence, despite months of assertions that nobody in that crowd was armed that day. And insisting that the DOJ has video under wraps showing “police brutality” that day, which I assume is likely an insurrectionist hoping to win litigation against the Capital Police as I don’t know how much sympathy anybody subjected to a police truncheon that day is hoping to inspire.

So yeah, nearly a year later and they’re still trying to BS themselves into believing that this was just a bunch of “tourists.”

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:23:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:26:42pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

It’s really wild how irrational the right wing has gotten. There were always a lot of kooks on the right, but now they’ve completely taken over the asylum. It’s nightmarish.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:28:20pm

re: #210 jaunte

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I used to have some respect for Sam Stein (never for Vogel). Politico-ization.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:32:32pm

Humor break for those who want to check out the thread.

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EPR-radar  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:33:15pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

Faux News is a clear and present danger to US democracy. If Republicans get their fascist dictatorship, future historians will wonder at the complacency that allowed Faux News and Hate Radio to fester for decades.

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Targetpractice  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:36:31pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

It’s really wild how irrational the right wing has gotten. There were always a lot of kooks on the right, but now they’ve completely taken over the asylum. It’s nightmarish.

What I marvel at is the total disassociation from reality, the blatant refusal to accept that anything they did when they were in power is shaping what is happening to them now. I even snarked to my Dad that perhaps they should have been thinking about all this when they were pushing the Patriot Act through while sneering “If you’ve got nothing to hide, then why are you afraid?”

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Dangerman  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:43:51pm

re: #214 EPR-radar

Faux News is a clear and present danger to US democracy. If Republicans get their fascist dictatorship, future historians will wonder at the complacency that allowed Faux News and Hate Radio to fester for decades.

Fwiw

So why do cable news shows exist when they have relatively small audiences? It turns out they are quite profitable…they are not going to go away any time soon, but their impact tends to be somewhat overblown given that 98% of adults are not paying attention to them. (V)

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EPR-radar  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:44:48pm

re: #215 Targetpractice

What I marvel at is the total disassociation from reality, the blatant refusal to accept that anything they did when they were in power is shaping what is happening to them now. I even snarked to my Dad that perhaps they should have been thinking about all this when they were pushing the Patriot Act through while sneering “If you’ve got nothing to hide, then why are you afraid?”

If one were to have a fictional country with a major political party as cartoonishly evil as Republicans are, it would be rejected by editors for being too one-dimensional.

Yet that is the reality we have. Republicans really are that awful, and minimally we have decades of trying to prevent them from swarming us under in a fascist Zerg-wave.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:49:50pm
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Belafon  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:57:27pm

re: #218 jaunte

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Republicans have done this for years. They can hear it from the other side.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 6, 2021 • 6:59:43pm
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Romantic Heretic  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:08:06pm

re: #217 EPR-radar

The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:08:29pm

The Elves series on Netflix should have been named Groots but I guess that was copyrighted.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:12:04pm
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Jay C  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:27:49pm

re: #220 DodgerFan1988

I saw a piece about the Emmett Till case on the evening news and was somewhat surprised to find that Carolyn Bryant was still alive: though it is a handy reminder that the Jim Crow Era - with its systemic injustices - isn’t really (despite the cottage industry which has sprung up to try to convince the public otherwise) all that much “past”…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:33:25pm

The parents are fucked.

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jaunte  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:35:36pm

Also see Ray Bradbury, The Murderer:

“The telephone’s such a convenient thing; it just sits there and demands you call someone who doesn’t want to be called. Friends were always calling, calling, calling me. Hell, I hadn’t any time of my own. When it wasn’t the telephone, it was the television, the radio, the phonograph. … When it wasn’t music, it was interoffice communications, and my horror chamber of a radio wristwatch on which my friends and my wife phoned every five minutes. …

“When I’m in the field with my radio car, there’s no moment when I’m not in touch. In touch! There’s a slimy phrase. Touch, hell. Gripped! Pawed, rather. Mauled and massaged and pounded by FM voices. You can’t leave your car without checking in: ‘Have stopped to visit gas-station men’s room.’ ‘Okay, Brock, step on it!’”

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:40:12pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:40:45pm

How soon before we hear that the shooting victims were “no angels”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 6, 2021 • 7:45:58pm

re: #216 Dangerman

Fox News nightly shows often top the charts. They have very large audiences for cable TV, sometimes with more viewers than broadcast programs in the time slots they compete.

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sagehen  Dec 6, 2021 • 8:01:55pm

re: #224 Jay C

I saw a piece about the Emmett Till case on the evening news and was somewhat surprised to find that Carolyn Bryant was still alive: though it is a handy reminder that the Jim Crow Era - with its systemic injustices - isn’t really (despite the cottage industry which has sprung up to try to convince the public otherwise) all that much “past”…

Ruby Bridges — that little girl in the Norman Rockwell picture — her mother just died a couple of years ago. Ruby is now 67 years old.

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JC1  Dec 6, 2021 • 8:03:47pm

re: #229 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Fox News nightly shows often top the charts. They have very large audiences for cable TV, sometimes with more viewers than broadcast programs in the time slots they compete.

But still very low single digits of the population, barely cracking 1% in their best showing.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 6, 2021 • 8:10:38pm
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DodgerFan1988  Dec 6, 2021 • 8:45:33pm

re: #224 Jay C

re: #224 Jay C

I saw a piece about the Emmett Till case on the evening news and was somewhat surprised to find that Carolyn Bryant was still alive: though it is a handy reminder that the Jim Crow Era - with its systemic injustices - isn’t really (despite the cottage industry which has sprung up to try to convince the public otherwise) all that much “past”…

I’ve heard conservatives saying “It was a long time ago. she’s an old woman, leave her alone.” We’re still arresting old men in their nineties for WW2 crimes.


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