Thom Yorke Live at Royal Albert Hall: “Free in the Knowledge”

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Thom Yorke performs Free In The Knowledge, a song from his new side project The Smile (with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemets’ Tom Skinner) at the Royal Albert Hall, opening a very special Letters Live show.

This was Thom’s first performance in front of a live audience since lockdown, and so was an extra special moment to open our return to this iconic venue.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:46:24am

Thom Yorke should really wash his hair once in a while.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:46:54am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Thom Yorke should really wash his hair once in a while.

Good advice for everyone.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:47:28am

Joseph Goebbels Stephen Miller engaging in some projection on Fox this morning.

“You know, the recent incident that people made a great deal of fun about — well, they should have — where Joe Biden said ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ during Christmas,” he continued, “to me, reveals something much more insidious, which is that he doesn’t know about the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ meme because he doesn’t consume any of his own information. He’s completely sheltered and controlled by his staff.”

“[Trump would] bring us into the Oval and say, ‘I read this report, I read this report, I read this report, I saw this, I saw this, I saw this, I want reaction, I want analysis,’” Trump’s former aide claimed. “It’s completely the opposite with Biden. He’s totally shaped and controlled by staff and has no inputs but what they give him. So they see him, his own staff sees him as a vessel to implement these AOC-style, soft-on-crime, no-borders, massive-taxation, massive-welfare, no-American-energy policies.” Raw Story</a>

If someone would have said fuck you to Trump during a televised phone call, he’d want to nuke something. The fact that Biden can let this roll off his back must drive Trump and his enablers nuts (well more nuts).

Serious question for the lizards who wade into the MAGA online world. How do the MAGAs view Miller? Is he celebrated like Cawthorn, Boebert and Green? Tolerated because he hates the right people? Does he make the same kind of appearances as the depraved trio or just show up on the Sunday shows? While he espouses vile policies, his public behavior seems to lean toward what passes as mainstream Republicans rather than the thirsty, publicity seeking behavior of some of his Republican peers.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:48:08am
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BigPapa  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:52:06am

That’s a lot $ per GB.

Hopefully no SPAM.

I’ve been informed these treats are called empanaditas. With shredded green papaya, carrot, white raisin, and maybe or maybe not meat.

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darthstar  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:56:34am

re: #5 BigPapa

That’s a lot $ per GB.

Hopefully no SPAM.

I’ve been informed these treats are called empanaditas. With shredded green papaya, carrot, white raisin, and maybe or maybe not meat.

Hopefully there’s an engineer with a sense of humor that put a picture of Musk’s space bound Tesla in the first packet…Look who we saw on our way to L2!

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:58:25am
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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:58:40am
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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 10:58:53am
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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:01:13am

The soft bigotry of imagining only liberals have agency.

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:04:40am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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When ‘expertise’ and ‘the science’ make you not-to-be-trusted, those who are not trusting have a cultural identity marker of aggressive ignorance.

They send me beyond ‘not trust’ all the way to ‘beware’.

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Teukka  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:07:09am

re: #125 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:08:13am

I don’t know how Hamid has avoided seeing explanatory graphics like this one in the last year or two:

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mmmirele  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:08:13am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Thom Yorke should really wash his hair once in a while.

This is a daily struggle for me. My hair is insanely thick, it’s now past my shoulders (except for my home-cut bangs in front) and washing it just means it’s going to take hours to completely dry, even if I use the blow dryer on it. *sigh* oh well. So it’s every other day or every three days.

I celebrated Christmas with my mother and brother yesterday. We had tamales for dinner (good Mexican feasting) and homemade pecan pie for dessert. I bought my mother a pair of fancy Japanese tweezers for Christmas. My brother got her a big tin of popcorn (long story but she wants a bag of popcorn every day) and a clay pot.

I got my brother a handmade, hand fired stoneware 2 cup coffee mug he requested, and in it I stuffed a t-shirt with a diagram of the Rocinante spaceship from The Expanse. He loved both gifts. I’d gotten the t-shirt ordered before the last season of The Expanse started and he mentioned he’d started watching it, and I was thinking, “I hope he doesn’t buy a t-shirt.”

He got me two t-shirts with screenprints of samurai cats. The other package was…special! It was wrapped in bubble wrap, had an elastic ribbon on it, then a white strip of paper wrapped around the package, then a sealed mauve envelope. He’d ordered me a large furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) from a shop in Roppongi, Tokyo, thinking that he’d give it to me on my birthday, but it arrived MUCH sooner than that, so he gave it to me for Christmas. He also figured out that the special packaging was part of the gift, because that’s how packages are wrapped in Japan. I practically cried when I opened it.

Our mother gave us both cards with checks in them, but my brother will have to rewrite mine because well, mom can’t see that well and the entire check is written and signed in the top half. I can’t even imagine trying to present it for payment.

ETA: My brother in law sent my brother pictures of his granddaughter (my mother’s great-granddaughter) wearing a hat mom had crocheted ages ago for her first great-grandchild. And then a picture of our nephew and his wife holding another blue and white crocheted hat, again done years ago. My niece-in-law is pregnant with a boy. My mother can’t see super well, so my brother put them up on his 52 inch monitor and my mom practically cried. It was a great Christmas.

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gwangung  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:11:53am

re: #13 jaunte

Some people have trouble fitting their ideology to reality. Pragmatism, ie. what works, will modify other people’s thinking to a greater degree than some people want to realize.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:12:19am
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:12:52am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:14:19am
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BigPapa  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:15:30am

The endless grift of putting a thin patina of intellectual rigor over rank anti intellectualism.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:16:01am

re: #16 Charles Johnson
And he presents “making my child feel guilty” as a legitimate way to look at accurate history.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:16:46am
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:18:20am
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steve_davis  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:22:35am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Thom Yorke should really wash his hair once in a while.

more i think just a fellow really struggling with imminent baldness.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:23:21am

re: #22 Belafon

It’s worse than that. The masses are happily regurgitating the “but mah freedoms!” lines, but the conservatives at the top are deliberately trying to keep the pandemic going, to harm Biden’s presidency. And they do it by feeding “freedom” red meat to the base.

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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:23:51am
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steve_davis  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:25:52am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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in other words, it will be able to stream high-def netflix, 4k. “Uhm, we can’t download that data set just now. Webb just started binge-watching Dexter: New Blood. No, no, it wasn’t in the budget. He got a trial from Amazon Prime. Okay, no, technically that wasn’t in the budget either….”

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:31:26am

Sounds like a wild goose chase.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:31:27am

re: #12 Teukka

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:37:00am
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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:37:17am

re: #27 wrenchwench

Dammit! I must have dropped my weed while trying to catch that goose. Thank god someone found it.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:38:21am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

It’s worse than that. The masses are happily regurgitating the “but mah freedoms!” lines, but the conservatives at the top are deliberately trying to keep the pandemic going, to harm Biden’s presidency. And they do it by feeding “freedom” red meat to the base.

All while being vaxxed themselves.

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mmmirele  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:39:13am

re: #25 gocart mozart

just a reminder, this is not the wife (Kelly Rebecca Nichols) who divorced him a few years back. This is Erika Wulff Jones, the new wife.

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Teukka  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:39:16am

re: #28 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:41:13am

Brigitte the Islamophobe is desperate for attention.

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:49:11am

re: #30 gocart mozart

Dammit! I must have dropped my weed while trying to catch that goose. Thank god someone found it.

Officer Edith would return it. This is a thread from her first christmas on the job.

Of course, you have to start at the beginning:

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:52:17am

This freaking snowflake:

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:53:29am

Her whole timeline has been fun to read through, and I decided to follow her, and this cracked me up:

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:55:06am

re: #36 The Pie Overlord!

This freaking snowflake:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 26, 2021 • 11:57:37am

re: #33 Teukka

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:01:18pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:01:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:03:05pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:04:05pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Yep. He co-wrote the damn thing. And after watching it, I could see his fingerprints on it for sure.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:04:17pm

re: #37 Belafon

Her whole timeline has been fun to read through, and I decided to follow her, and this cracked me up:

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Whistles quietly as I scroll on by.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:05:47pm

What’s the point of having all these stupid political shows on Sundays anyway?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:10:08pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Something to fill up air time.

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A Cranky One  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:11:43pm

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Teukka  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:15:31pm

Thread, y’all:

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A Mom Anon  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:15:32pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Supposedly to help people begin the new work week “informed”. Which would be great if there were actual journalists who know what the actual fuck they are doing hosting and guesting on these shows.

What’s annoying is that you can’t find liberals with money willing to invest in actual media and do what conservatives have done, buy up media outlets and convert them to serious news. There’s a decent show with decent hosts here and there but it’s nowhere near enough to combat the truckloads of bullshit spewed across TV, internet and radio daily. Air America was a good idea in theory, but the guys in charge of that had no clue what to do once they got on the air. They also wanted to make their money back NOW and weren’t in it for the long haul.

If we manage to survive this even somewhat in tact and can stem the flow of hate and lies it’s going to be a miracle.

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darthstar  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:15:40pm

Xmas is over. Michelada, breakfast shots, and a nap after I get home

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:16:30pm

re: #46 PhillyPretzel

Something to fill up air time.

And sort of fossil scheduling practices left over from the days when weekends were considered dead time, and the broadcast networks had “unsold” time they allotted to their news divisions for interview shows (that they could pass off as “public service” programming).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:17:25pm

So a 44 year-old friend of mine and his 47 year-old wife are currently expecting another child (she’s about 4 months along).

Their second youngest is 16. They are not too happy about the new arrival but she does plan to carry to term.

As he put it to me: “We thought she was too old to get pregnant so we didn’t really take precautions.”

Oops.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:18:36pm

There was a time when I looked forward to the Sunday news shows because even if I didn’t agree with everything I felt like I got something worthwhile out of them.

That time is long gone.

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Teukka  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:20:43pm

re: #39 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:20:56pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

So a 44 year-old friend of mine and his 47 year-old wife are currently expecting another child (she’s about 4 months along).

Their second youngest is 16. They are not too happy about the new arrival but she does plan to carry to term.

As he put it to me: “We thought she was too old to get pregnant so we didn’t really take precautions.”

Oops.

It happens more often than you (or certainly they) might think. Even after no periods for a while. I’m for people doing whatever they want to do about it, but there do need to be choices.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:25:54pm
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A Cranky One  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:29:33pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

So a teenager and an infant?

Ouch.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:31:48pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

So a 44 year-old friend of mine and his 47 year-old wife are currently expecting another child (she’s about 4 months along).

Their second youngest is 16. They are not too happy about the new arrival but she does plan to carry to term.

As he put it to me: “We thought she was too old to get pregnant so we didn’t really take precautions.”

Oops.

My wife’s parents were in their 40s when she was born. Her brother is 20 years older than her, the same age as my parents. That child will be raised by grandparents.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:36:22pm

The mosquitoes are loving this New Concept Winter we have going.

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A Cranky One  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:37:26pm

A middle school principal once told me what to expect from kids; advice to parents.

When kids get to middle school, their brains fall out. This is why you need to tell them everything 6 times before they process it.

When kids get to high school, they get their brains back but then think they know everything.

I think he nailed it.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:38:17pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

So a 44 year-old friend of mine and his 47 year-old wife are currently expecting another child (she’s about 4 months along).

Their second youngest is 16. They are not too happy about the new arrival but she does plan to carry to term.

As he put it to me: “We thought she was too old to get pregnant so we didn’t really take precautions.”

Oops.

That is a remarkably old age to still be fertile. I would guess the percentage of women who can still get pregnant at 47 without medical assistance is fractions of a percent.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:40:29pm

re: #56 No Malarkey!

Dude is a real winner:

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wrenchwench  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:40:31pm

re: #61 No Malarkey!

That is a remarkably old age to still be fertile. I would guess the percentage of women who can still get pregnant at 47 without medical assistance is fractions of a percent.

Fractions of a percent for those who want to. Dozens of percent for those who don’t.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:42:10pm
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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:42:21pm

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s a room with a couple of actual doors and eight scrawled drawings of door-like outlines.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:50:10pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Shadi Hamid, a fellow of the Brookings Institute (a tax-policy think-tank which seem to think most about “how do we lower taxes”).

Their first big study was on behalf of FDR, who commissioned them to figure out what caused the Great Depression. That led the Institute to determine the New Deal was bad for tax policy and to oppose it.

Starting under Ronald Reagan, they started beating the “we have to reduce the deficit” drum, which they’ve done ever since.

My question is not why writing in The Atlantic he would take such a position (it’s really the Democrats fault) but why The Atlantic keeps trying to pass off these writers on their readership. You’d think they’d have learned after hiring Libertarian “hang all the women who ever had an abortion” Williamson, but they keep trying to pass off writers like this as somehow reasonable.

The only world in which the Democrats are responsible for the anti-science positions of the Republicans (including the current ones against masks and vaccines) is if he never met a Republican officeholder since before I was born.

He even gives it away with his “liberals support endless restrictions” (a strawman so large it would be its own prairie fire) and pro-vax is a libertarian position (not a chance, the only thing which is a libertarian position is “I’ve got mine, fuqueyoo”).

Then you’re an idiot and you deserve what you get. No one gets in my home without a vaccine. Period. It’s my home and I determine what’s appropriate in it.

The only reason all the conservatives in my town are vaccinated is the lack of Internet service (no Faceborg) and cable service (FOX News Channel). In the rest of the area the vaccination rate is dismal and wearing a mask gets you ridiculed or physically attacked (so it’s not about freedom and liberals certainly didn’t encourage that).

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:50:51pm

re: #65 jaunte

That’s a room with a couple of actual doors and eight scrawled drawings of door-like outlines.

More likely, a room where someone has already gone in, opened most of the doors, and found that, behind them, was useless quackery and/or dangerous fantasy, and helpfully labeled everything (like, “vaccine behind this door - effective”). Which fools like Jesse Kelly still won’t believe….

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:52:56pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:54:53pm

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

Dude is a real winner:

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We’re telling you to take all the goddamn doors that work, idiot!

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steve_davis  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:55:47pm

re: #61 No Malarkey!

That is a remarkably old age to still be fertile. I would guess the percentage of women who can still get pregnant at 47 without medical assistance is fractions of a percent.

hey, ask Sara about this. Sometimes it’s just who you know!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 12:59:24pm

re: #58 Belafon

My wife’s parents were in their 40s when she was born. Her brother is 20 years older than her, the same age as my parents. That child will be raised by grandparents.

my mom’s parents were in their 40s when she was born. Her oldest brother was 22 years older than her.

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steve_davis  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:02:41pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

my mom’s parents were in their 40s when she was born. Her oldest brother was 22 years older than her.

my office mate at UNO was part of the second family with a father who’d been part of a second family, so after I told him how my grandfather had started out working in a creamery, it told me his grandfather started out as a slave, and he didn’t mean born into it and then there was emancipation. Apparently he was a young man when the civil war ended.

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lawhawk  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:02:47pm

Of course, there are dumbass responses… like how this is a Chinese bioweapon.

Yeah, then that makes Trump’s disastrous handling even worse. He knowingly spread it to those in his admin. He told his sycophantic suckups not to mask in his presence, and the results nearly killed Christie and sickened countless people in the WH.

Trump’s disastrous policies killed 800,000+ Americans, and his anti vaccine, anti-mask, anti-mandate dumbfuckery continue killing to this very minute.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:06:23pm
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:07:14pm

re: #73 lawhawk

I’m hoping “100% immunized” means everyone was vaccinated.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:12:58pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

They think they are clever. And smart. They remind me of high school bullies that have never been told no.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:13:49pm

re: #76 A Mom Anon

That is exactly what they are.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:32:38pm

re: #77 PhillyPretzel

I see we have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers.

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:35:58pm

re: #78 PhillyPretzel

I see we have another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers.

No, just resting.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:37:05pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s the point of having all these stupid political shows on Sundays anyway?

Because it’s at the time of day that church-going people would be in church. It’s a way to download conservative talking points to those who don’t take direction from pastors.

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A Cranky One  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:37:11pm

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:42:51pm

No pizza for Him

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:44:03pm

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

Brigitte the Islamophobe is desperate for attention.

What’s she doing now (cringe)?

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:45:31pm

re: #55 wrenchwench

It happens more often than you (or certainly they) might think. Even after no periods for a while. I’m for people doing whatever they want to do about it, but there do need to be choices.

My aunt had this happen to her, when their older two children were c20 and c16. They loved the boy to pieces, as did his siblings, but he is developmentally disadvantaged. Now that my aunt is gone, his sister has to care for him. A blessing, but not unmixed.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:47:05pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

For some reason, your icons are being rendered like this:

And the last one looks like a crab in a circle trying to grab a shell.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:48:22pm

Got the cats happy now. Wait till they find the treats inside.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:48:23pm

I blame Brandon.

Despite supply issues and Omicron, holiday sales rise 8.5%
politico.com

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:50:03pm

re: #87 Decatur Deb

I blame Brandon.

Despite supply issues and Omicron, holiday sales rise 8.5%
politico.com

It’s all Biden’s fault. If Republicans wouldn’t have complained about the supply chain, people wouldn’t have gone out to buy stuff.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:51:34pm

re: #86 Rightwingconspirator

Tell me about that stained glass.

Amazing little snippet!

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lawhawk  Dec 26, 2021 • 1:52:22pm

To all those antivaxxer dumbfuckers who think that people who are vaccinated should STFU about all the people who aren’t vaccinating, have I got news for you.

If you’re not vaccinated, you’re getting sick and clogging up hospitals and their ICUs.

That affects everyone, vaccinated or not. Hospitals overwhelmed with cases can’t do their jobs of keeping people alive, so they’re dying in greater numbers. There’s a reason life expectancy in US has dropped by 2 years. It has everything to do with covid19 and how it’s wrecking our health care system.

Save a life - get vaccinated. Even if we’re vaccinated and never get covid19, antivaxxers can still kill us by clogging up hospitals with their cases and their bodies filling up ERs and ICUs, breaking health care workers in the process.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:00:11pm

re: #89 HRH Stanley Sea

Tell me about that stained glass.

Amazing little snippet!

We picked that up at the Huntington one year. At my old apartment, the stuffy owners made me remove it from a window. Since we moved its on the list for a window spot again.

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Dangerman  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:01:24pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

It was a huge mistake for liberals to make masks, expertise, and “the science” a cultural identity marker, …

Wait
WHO do you say did this?????

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:03:29pm

re: #75 Belafon

I’m hoping “100% immunized” means everyone was vaccinated.

Not if they’re Aaron Rodgers.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:03:42pm

The beer of the film. Behemoth strikes again.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:05:12pm

re: #91 Rightwingconspirator

We picked that up at the Huntington one year. At my old apartment, the stuffy owners made me remove it from a window. Since we moved its on the list for a window spot again.

The Huntington was one of my favorite field trips when I was a kid; not sure if I preferred the botanist tour guide or the historian tour guide. The only better trip was the La Jolla tide pools excursion, led by Scripps Oceanography’s grad students.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:07:20pm

re: #91 Rightwingconspirator

Another photo of the whole thing would be cool!!

What a beautiful find

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:12:24pm

re: #90 lawhawk

To all those antivaxxer dumbfuckers who think that people who are vaccinated should STFU about all the people who aren’t vaccinating, have I got news for you.

If you’re not vaccinated, you’re getting sick and clogging up hospitals and their ICUs.

That affects everyone, vaccinated or not. Hospitals overwhelmed with cases can’t do their jobs of keeping people alive, so they’re dying in greater numbers. There’s a reason life expectancy in US has dropped by 2 years. It has everything to do with covid19 and how it’s wrecking our health care system.

Save a life - get vaccinated. Even if we’re vaccinated and never get covid19, antivaxxers can still kill us by clogging up hospitals with their cases and their bodies filling up ERs and ICUs, breaking health care workers in the process.

and yes, I blame the unvaxxed here at home no matter how many times we get chastised that it’s not because of THEM, it’s because the rest of the world is insufficiently vaxxed thus allowing the variant mutations to travel here.

“Don’t blame unvaxxed Americans, blame THOSE PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.”

jeebus

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No Malarkey!  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:15:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:17:06pm

culinary fun with leftovers

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:20:14pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now who is brave enough to eat it.

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William Lewis  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:21:41pm

I like the look of that fritata. I’ve got a pot of rice made and am frying some beef tips in A1 sauce to have over that. Probably a bit of corn or green beans on the side.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:23:59pm

re: #100 PhillyPretzel

Now who is brave enough to eat it.

I will gladly volunteer as Tribute.

/

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nines09  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:24:39pm

Fred Armisen when on SNL did a couple of Thom Yorke impressions. This is the only one I could dig up.

Sound On

Fred Armisen’s Thom Yorke Impression

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:27:26pm

re: #96 HRH Stanley Sea

Another photo of the whole thing would be cool!!

What a beautiful find

Here ya go

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:28:23pm

re: #100 PhillyPretzel

Now who is brave enough to eat it.

ME ME ME!

It was delicious.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:29:31pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

That is beautiful.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:30:34pm

re: #106 PhillyPretzel

Thanks. The cat looks a lot like Pepper.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:30:55pm

re: #100 PhillyPretzel

Now who is brave enough to eat it.

I’ll take a serving, maybe two if there is any left. It sounds delicious.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:31:50pm

Thread:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:32:26pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Here ya go

What a beautiful piece of glass. I would love something like that.

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:33:01pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Here ya go

Oh, Wow!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:36:04pm
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jaunte  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:36:07pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

Do you know who made it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:36:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:37:22pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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TedStriker  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:39:18pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Low energy…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:42:34pm
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Mattand  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:43:43pm

re: #103 nines09

Fred Armisen when on SNL did a couple of Thom Yorke impressions. This is the only one I could dig up.

Sound On

[Embedded content]

Thom Yorke always strikes me as a man utterly devoid of humor. Like, he’d literally put Fred Arminsen in the hospital over that sketch.

I’m sure a lot of it is that Radiohead themselves come of as A Serious Band of Artistes Who Must Be Given Deference At All Times™.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:49:41pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

and yes, I blame the unvaxxed here at home no matter how many times we get chastised that it’s not because of THEM, it’s because the rest of the world is insufficiently vaxxed thus allowing the variant mutations to travel here.

“Don’t blame unvaxxed Americans, blame THOSE PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.”

jeebus

The blame attaches to the people who blame our RWNJs — not for their blaming the unvaccinated, but because they talk and act as if we could solve our covid problem by treating our own and turning our backs on the rest of the world.

Profoundly immoral — and it ain’t gonna work. The chastisement will continue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:50:27pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:55:46pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Here ya go

Exquisite!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:58:28pm

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

The blame attaches to the people who blame our RWNJs — not for their blaming the unvaccinated, but because they talk and act as if we could solve our covid problem by treating our own and turning our backs on the rest of the world.

Profoundly immoral — and it ain’t gonna work. The chastisement will continue.

I just want the stupid anti-vax people HERE to get with the damned program and stop whining about freedums and other bullshit.

Doesn’t matter if the rest of the world gets vaxxed if the morons here are still refusing.

Maybe if I lived in an area where the majority of people are vaxxed, instead of only about a third, I might feel sufficiently calm about it.

Sadly, I live surrounded by morons who are catching Covid over and over again, getting sicker every time, and then dying.

I am so tired of all the death here and have lost patience with them not giving a damn about anyone else.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 26, 2021 • 2:59:12pm
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No Malarkey!  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:01:04pm

Great thread.

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CleverToad  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:03:10pm

re: #58 Belafon

My wife’s parents were in their 40s when she was born. Her brother is 20 years older than her, the same age as my parents. That child will be raised by grandparents.

My only kid was born when hubby and I were 43 & 42 — his mom had two great-grands older than the last grandson. Having a baby at that age, not so much a problem. Chasing a three year old at 45, now that takes good knees.

On my mom’s side, one of the aunts married a man who had a brother twenty years younger. The younger brother married his sister-in-law’s niece. Makes genealogy interesting.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:03:18pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Here ya go

Mag
Nif
Icent

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:09:20pm

re: #118 Mattand

Thom Yorke always strikes me as a man utterly devoid of humor. Like, he’d literally put Fred Arminsen in the hospital over that sketch.

I’m sure a lot of it is that Radiohead themselves come of as A Serious Band of Artistes Who Must Be Given Deference At All Times™.

A musical Jonathan Franzen, if you will.

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CleverToad  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:09:29pm

re: #72 steve_davis

my office mate at UNO was part of the second family with a father who’d been part of a second family, so after I told him how my grandfather had started out working in a creamery, it told me his grandfather started out as a slave, and he didn’t mean born into it and then there was emancipation. Apparently he was a young man when the civil war ended.

Heck of a gap; fascinating family story to pass down. My husband’s grandfather was born in 1869, so not that far back.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:14:50pm

re: #125 CleverToad

My only kid was born when hubby and I were 43 & 42 — his mom had two great-grands older than the last grandson. Having a baby at that age, not so much a problem. Chasing a three year old at 45, now that takes good knees.

On my mom’s side, one of the aunts married a man who had a brother twenty years younger. The younger brother married his sister-in-law’s niece. Makes genealogy interesting.

I’m My Own Grandpa- Ray Stevens ( with family tree diagram)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:15:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:17:21pm
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CleverToad  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:18:24pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Here ya go

That is stone gorgeous. Fantastic detail!

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:24:22pm

re: #109 jaunte

Thread:

[Embedded content]

And they’ve decided it’s ok to use the phrase in places where politics has traditionally been kept out of normal situations, like at work.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:30:24pm

re: #125 CleverToad

My only kid was born when hubby and I were 43 & 42 — his mom had two great-grands older than the last grandson. Having a baby at that age, not so much a problem. Chasing a three year old at 45, now that takes good knees.

On my mom’s side, one of the aunts married a man who had a brother twenty years younger. The younger brother married his sister-in-law’s niece. Makes genealogy interesting.

My mother’s brother married one of my dad’s first cousins.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:36:30pm
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CleverToad  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:41:30pm

re: #134 Belafon

My mother’s brother married one of my dad’s first cousins.

Yep, makes for interesting cross-lines when you’re trying to draw out the family tree

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William Lewis  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:44:14pm

Proof astrology is crap point #843,935

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 26, 2021 • 3:52:25pm

re: #137 William Lewis

True. For me astrology sometimes provides a good laugh.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2021 • 4:06:39pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2021 • 4:16:01pm

re: #128 CleverToad

Heck of a gap; fascinating family story to pass down. My husband’s grandfather was born in 1869, so not that far back.

My great-grandfather fought in the Civil War. I have his cane, and treasure it. And use it!

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lawhawk  Dec 26, 2021 • 4:28:56pm

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

Or they’ll just claim that this is somehow a bioweapon out to destroy America (which has seen about 800,000+ Americans die from covid out of more than 5 million killed from covid19 worldwide. It wasn’t even targeted against anyone or anything.

And if you’re going to claim it was a bioweapon, Trump’s response played into the hands of those who wanted to use it as a bioweapon by making it easier for people to get sick and die, and to wreck economy in the process instead of taking the lead and using social distancing, masking, and other precautions in place before vaccinations were developed - and once developed - to mandate them nationwide to stop the spread.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 26, 2021 • 4:32:42pm

re: #140 retired cynic

My great-grandfather fought in the Civil War. I have his cane, and treasure it. And use it!

A couple of mine as well. Both at Chickamauga, but on opposite sides. I have transcribed letters from the one from Adams, CO Illinois. He alternated between “rebels” and “rebles”.

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2021 • 5:42:00pm

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

A couple of mine as well. Both at Chickamauga, but on opposite sides. I have transcribed letters from the one from Adams, CO Illinois. He alternated between “rebels” and “rebles”.

From what I’ve read of correspondence from soldiers of that era, that’s actually more consistent spelling than a lot of them…


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