Tigran Hamasyan Is on His Own Incredible Level: “The Grid” (Live)

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Track from the “Mockroot” album.

Band:

Tigran Hamasyan - piano, voice
Sam Minaie - bass
Arthur Hnatek - drums

In association with France Télévisions Culturebox & France Télévision Basse Normandie.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:25:16am
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:28:11am
Initial filings for unemployment insurance dipped last week to 198,000 and remained close to their lowest level in more than 50 years, CNBC reports.

but something, something, bad for joe biden…

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:30:15am

I’m amazed that the whole band doesn’t collapse from exhaustion after playing this insane tune.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:30:58am

re: #2 Dangerman

but something, something, bad for joe biden…

Fox News Chyron: “Is a strong economy really a good thing?”

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:31:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:34:29am
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:36:00am

rando:

Illustrating the further decline of the party, as Joe the not really a plumber at least brought up a policy he didn’t understand to become some sort of imagined “forgotten man” hero to the right wing, Jared the Douche just repeated an already tired euphemism for an insult to Biden like some adolescent radio station crank caller in order to become the right’s “forgettable asshat” hero of the day.

He’s so famous he’s known as “Man Who Used Coded Vulgar Insult of Biden”

“An Oregon man who invoked a coded vulgar insult of President Biden during a Christmas Eve call-in event with the president and first lady is considering running for office and says he would welcome former president Donald Trump’s blessing,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Jared Schmeck: “I want to pray about it, see what God has for me.”

He added: “At the end of the day, I want God’s will for my life and the direction that it goes. And I strongly believe that standing up is the right thing to do here as long as that message that I’m portraying is glorifying his name. And yeah, I’ll see where it goes.”

i hope he runs for something
and his team picks an uplifting slogan like “Let’s Go Jared!”

cause if they don’t, whoever he runs against no doubt will

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lawhawk  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:37:28am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:39:01am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:39:09am

the conspiracy theory fans have discovered this old tweet:

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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:41:27am

Apropos of nothing:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:47:34am
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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:50:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:51:11am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:53:34am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

For profit healthcare is fucking evil.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:54:20am
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:54:43am

keeping up with the firehose of bulkshit (tm lawhawk) is a full time job

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BeachDem  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:56:57am

re: #7 Dangerman

rando:

He’s so famous he’s known as “Man Who Used Coded Vulgar Insult of Biden”

i hope he runs for something
and his team picks an uplifting slogan like “Let’s Go Jared!”

cause if they don’t, whoever he runs against no doubt will

Remember when the 3 Joe’s (sic) stopped Obama from being re-elected? Good times!

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:57:45am

re: #16 No Malarkey!

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cancun?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:58:31am

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

For profit healthcare is fucking evil.

It is, but we’re all disposable in a capitalist system. More sickly people are more likely to die early because of this, but this is not specifically about them.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:00:01am

re: #18 BeachDem

Remember when the 3 Joe’s (sic) stopped Obama from being re-elected? Good times!

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the plumber was one of America’s most influential and conservative?
even only among those named Joe?

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:00:55am

re: #19 Dangerman

cancun?

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Appalachian Trail

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:06:33am
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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:11:34am

re: #19 Dangerman

cancun?

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I hope he got a breakthrough case and is experiencing severe symtpoms (as some vaccinated people do) and is in hiding until he recovers.

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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:13:13am

re: #22 Eventual Carrion

Appalachian Trail

“Tallahassee Trail”?

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:14:32am

re: #24 darthstar

Since we’re hoping….
Would I be a bad man if I hoped his breathing was like sucking through two wet paper straws? Because if I am a bad man, I can carry that load.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:15:04am

re: #25 ckkatz

“Tallahassee Trail”?

So the last time he made a public appearance was 12 days ago, but then he tweeted a picture from that apperance like it just happened

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:15:38am

Here’s a review of ’80s cult classic Yor, The Hunter from the Future:

Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews: YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE

Can’t decide if you want to make a knock-off of Conan the Barbarian or Star Wars? Just do both! It’s “Yor, The Hunter From The Future”, starring Reb Brown!

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:15:58am

re: #24 darthstar

I hope he got a breakthrough case and is experiencing severe symtpoms (as some vaccinated people do) and is in hiding until he recovers.

my guess is we’ll never know

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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:18:45am

re: #27 darthstar

I wonder how many others in that photo have covid.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:20:12am

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:20:25am

re: #30 ckkatz

I wonder how many others in that photo have covid.

all of them, katie //

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:21:11am

re: #31 darthstar

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that really needed to be an ass

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:22:27am

re: #30 ckkatz

I’m just gonna go with all of them and then avoid Florida like it’s on fire, littered with nuclear waste and in the middle of a pandemic. Perhaps I am overreacting? Nope.

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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:27:59am

Looks like the current pandemic wave is starting to hit the DC ‘suburbs. Articles yesterday on Montgomery and Prince Georges County Maryland note significant EMT staff is out due to sickness. And that ambulances are being tied up for hours at hospitals waiting for patients to be admitted due to bed shortages.

Montgomery County, Maryland is a highly educated, high income and highly vaccinated county(85% fully vaccinated). It is seeing patient admittance waits of 2-3 hours per ambulance run. And reportedly (I have not seen a second source) PG County had one ambulance crew delayed 8.5 hours before a patient could be admitted.

Hospitalizations in D.C. and Maryland set records as omicron surge continues
washingtonpost.com

COVID-19 surge continues to stretch DMV fire departments, hospitals thin
fox5dc.com

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:28:45am

re: #16 No Malarkey!

DeSantis forgot to add: “Hey, I won the pandemic! What else do you want?!”
///

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:29:21am

re: #31 darthstar

That is the next post from @Manksy

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:31:19am

re: #31 darthstar

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Minnie wants to go out, but the minute the door is opened it’s a big NOPE! Currently 28F and snowing. I’m just glad she is pad trained.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:33:10am

Desantis should try the Mayor Quimby approach…

The Simpsons - Mayor Quimby Is Such A Hypocrite

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:33:42am

re: #35 ckkatz

As someone who lives in the DMV, that’s terrifying. Wow.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:35:35am

re: #16 No Malarkey!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:38:15am
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No Malarkey!  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:38:46am

re: #27 darthstar

So the last time he made a public appearance was 12 days ago, but then he tweeted a picture from that apperance like it just happened

Dare I hope he is sucking on a tube?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:40:21am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:41:20am

Hmm…..this could be interesting.

Premise: A group of European migrants leave London on a steamship to start new lives in New York City. But when they encounter another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, their journey begins to turn into a nightmare.

1899 | Teaser Trailer

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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:46:40am

re: #40 Patricia Kayden

As someone who lives in the DMV, that’s terrifying. Wow.

I’m hoping you are safe.

Interestingly, I haven’t seen much data from Virginia yet. I suspect that it is worse than Maryland’s.

I have been postponing a lot of non-urgent activities.

I am in serious need of a haircut and had planned to get one a couple of weeks ago. But I decided to hold off visiting my ‘bubbashop” after hearing about the increasing pandemic wave. They are great barbers and nice guys. But I have no trust in their epidemiological decision making.

I made a Costco run this morning during the ‘old folks hour’. (And almost got run over in one aisle by a crazed little old lady and her cart.)

Currently I am debating whether to hold off on my weekly grocery store until next year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:47:00am

re: #45 Dr Lizardo

Sounds intriguing. That silhouette looks somewhat like the Titanic, but since she didn’t sail until 1912 and other ocean liners have similar appearances, it’s probably not.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:48:04am
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ckkatz  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:52:10am

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s in the low 50’s here and drizzling. And thank you Mr Laufer for not publishing any pictures of Billy Barr in shorts.

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mmmirele  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:57:22am

Response from my crypto friend about the LGB aka FJB coin. tl;dr: it’s a scam.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:58:42am

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Sounds intriguing. That silhouette looks somewhat like the Titanic, but since she didn’t sail until 1912 and other ocean liners have similar appearances, it’s probably not.

1899 is classified as “supernatural horror” and my first thought on seeing that ship was that it strongly resembled the lines of an Olympic-class White Star liner. The biggest liner in 1899 was the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, a four-funnel ship, but it’s configuration looked nothing at all like that seen in the teaser.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:58:52am

re: #46 ckkatz

I’m hoping you are safe.

Interestingly, I haven’t seen much data from Virginia yet. I suspect that it is worse than Maryland’s.

I have been postponing a lot of non-urgent activities.

I am in serious need of a haircut and had planned to get one a couple of weeks ago. But I decided to hold off visiting my ‘bubbashop” after hearing about the increasing pandemic wave. They are great barbers and nice guys. But I have no trust in their epidemiological decision making.

I made a Costco run this morning during the ‘old folks hour’. (And almost got run over in one aisle by a crazed little old lady and her cart.)

Currently I am debating whether to hold off on my weekly grocery store until next year.

Since masking is the social norm around here, I don’t worry much about ordinary errands, but I ate my last restaurant meal two days ago (sob). It was a large restaurant and there was only one other table occupied, so I took the risk. No more until the omicron surge comes to an end. (I have been indoor dining on things that just don’t work as takeout, now I’ll have to live again on the memories. For a while.)

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:59:02am
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:04:06pm

I need some office chair advice. My wife works from home, and I need to find an office chair for her that won’t break at the weld that attaches the wheels to the seat. Any ideas?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:05:12pm

Here’s a shot of that ship from the 1899 teaser trailer:

These are the three Olympic-class liners:

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:06:53pm
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The Squire of Logos  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:07:01pm

Current background music…

[1980] Kitaro – In Person [Full Album]

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:09:36pm

re: #56 Patricia Kayden

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What’s the story on Fetterman?

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:10:52pm

re: #58 Belafon

pennlive.com

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mmmirele  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:11:21pm

re: #54 Belafon

What did she *do*? I’m all over my cheapish ($100) office chair (minus arms, there is a reason for that), I destroyed the wheels and replaced them with new wheels a few years back, but I’ve never broken an office chair at the weld.

I’m currently sitting at a 60 degree angle to the back of the chair. Why no, I hardly ever sit with my back against the back of the chair. Why yes, I’m weird.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:19:42pm

re: #60 mmmirele

What did she *do*? I’m all over my cheapish ($100) office chair (minus arms, there is a reason for that), I destroyed the wheels and replaced them with new wheels a few years back, but I’ve never broken an office chair at the weld.

I’m currently sitting at a 60 degree angle to the back of the chair. Why no, I hardly ever sit with my back against the back of the chair. Why yes, I’m weird.

She needs a sturdier chair, but I suspect some of it is that she probably sits forward in the chair rather than over the middle. It might be good to not attach the arms so that she can possibly put the chair further forward.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:24:45pm

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

Yep, there is definitely a strong resemblance.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:27:55pm

re: #41 DodgerFan1988

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Reported Essay
‘An American Tradition’: Lessons from a year covering conspiracy theories
A reporter reflects on conflicts over truth, trust and belonging in America
washingtonpost.com

“In the old days, conspiracy theorists had to persuade you that the truth is out there. Now conspiracy theories have become tweets,” Goldberg told me one recent afternoon by telephone. “Conspiracy theories are no longer about persuading. They are just slogans.”

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:29:33pm

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, there is definitely a strong resemblance.

I figure it this way:

If anyone could find a way to write a story for a ship sailing to America to come across the RMS Titanic, adrift in the North Atlantic 13 years before it ever sets sail, Jantje and Baran would be the ones to do it.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:30:26pm

three headlines over at politicalwire.com right now

wow, it’s depressing

- Another 1,100 Flight Cancellations
- Bush (W) Admitted He Knew Little About Foreign Affairs
- CDC Advises Staying Off Cruise Ships - reported 5,013 cases between Dec. 15 and 29, a massive increase from the 162 cases reported over the prior two weeks.
- One Million Covid Deaths by Spring

just this last one - 1M deaths:

Jonathan Last: “We’ve been doing more than 1,000 deaths a day since August 21. For most of this stretch, the daily average has been in excess of 1,500 deaths per day. Just do the math. Unless the daily deaths change, we’re headed to a million dead by spring.”

“Republicans are going to use this fact to attack the Biden administration, saying that Biden handled Covid worse than Trump, because there were more deaths on his watch.”

“This is an obscene argument. Republicans have done everything possible to prolong Covid and prevent the implementation of measures that would have saved lives. It’s like an arsonist pouring gasoline, throwing matches, and then complaining about the fire department not putting out fires fast enough.”

“But as a political matter? I suspect the Republican argument will be effective with voters.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:30:29pm
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:31:34pm

re: #63 retired cynic

Reported Essay
‘An American Tradition’: Lessons from a year covering conspiracy theories
A reporter reflects on conflicts over truth, trust and belonging in America
washingtonpost.com

they are not ‘just’ slogans.
jeez, if i have to explain this….

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:32:17pm

re: #65 Dangerman

Luckily, white conservatives are overrepresenting in this count.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:32:48pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:40:47pm

re: #67 Dangerman

Sorry. I just grabbed a graf out of the article that said something to me. Conspiracy Theories now are just stated in Social Media, and the “brethren” pick it up and re-post it, over and over and over. The whole article is, of course, very long, and more nuanced. But that point seemed to hit home with me. Someone says, Obama isn’t an American, someone else boosts it to he wasn’t born here, and then it starts spinning off into one thing after another. He was born in Kenya. His college records are faked. The woman in charge of birth certificates in Hawaii was murdered. On and on. Just stated. And taken as “Alternative Fact”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:41:41pm

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

I figure it this way:

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There was a novel published by Morgan Robertson in 1898 called “Futility”, also known as “The Wreck of the Titan.”

It was about a large ocean liner (the Titan) that strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinks on its maiden voyage. Robertson is considered by some to be a prognosticator of the Titanic disaster but he had a deep knowledge of maritime history and current customs and knew an incident like that which befell Titanic happening was a matter of when, not if.

Maybe there’s some kind of connection between that story and this new show.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:42:33pm

Who Epstein and Maxwell were photographed with isn’t a particularly good measure of anything, except that we should generally question that (1) the ability to purchase access to people signifies nothing moral or intellectual, (2) there is no relationship between accomplishment and morality, (3) monsters get away with shit because people convince themselves that the obvious warning signs don’t matter because they’re profiting.

This is going to get nuanced but…what’s far more important is how money and access flowed around Epstein. Enclosed social structures create shared unrealities—most obviously, see the action of cults—but when this is combined with capital, and thus power, antisocial desires can just be instantly actualized. Epstein couldn’t be a pimp for the rich if there wasn’t a market for a middleman that granted permission for powerful men to creep on very young women.

Normal society, with it’s premise that money is license, is still an enclosed structure.

Watching coverage of the Maxwell trial, there’s this press meta-narrative of “girl from good society gone wrong” that keeps leaking through, but…in actuality this situation should not be surprising because the upper class is very consistent in viewing the bodies of others as not their own.

(and—bonus round—this means that they’re not into safe, consensual sex work where there are clear boundaries. Or, you know, labor rights at all)

Don’t get me wrong—no man who hung out with Epstein should have any credibility and should probably never appear in public without a shoe thrown at them—but…he’s not the first procurer for the tastes of wealthy New Yorkers and he won’t be the last, and he’s also not the first guy to use money to leverage his way into the more conventional elite.

People like Epstein can exist because there is a demand for them. He doesn’t actually stand out from the “elites” he obtained access to: the scientists willing to be flattered by a rich patron, the gentry willing to pettifog him as eccentric because of his perceived success, the powerful men who admired the direct translation of power into sex. Epstein shows how power is successfully abused and how abuse of power is facilitated by enclosed, informal systems that lash together affiliation and capital. He’s not the anomaly, the contaminating agent, he’s the stage machinery exposed to the eye of the audience.

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Captain Magic  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:44:04pm

re: #54 Belafon

Steelcase chairs.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:45:31pm

re: #70 retired cynic

Sorry. I just grabbed a graf out of the article that said something to me. Conspiracy Theories now are just stated in Social Media, and the “brethren” pick it up and re-post it, over and over and over. The whole article is, of course, very long, and more nuanced. But that point seemed to hit home with me. Someone says, Obama isn’t an American, someone else boosts it to he wasn’t born here, and then it starts spinning off into one thing after another. He was born in Kenya. His college records are faked. The woman in charge of birth certificates in Hawaii was murdered. On and on. Just stated. And taken as “Alternative Fact”.

exactly
and i didnt mean you

it’s just that they got a new and more efficient delivery method than a chain letter in the US mail.

and there’s way more reinforcement for those gullible enough to look for it. in fact they dont even have to look. the face and the twit et al custom tailor it and serve it up to them.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:47:22pm

re: #71 Eclectic Cyborg

There was a novel published by Morgan Robertson in 1898 called “Futility”, also known as “The Wreck of the Titan.”

It was about a large ocean liner (the Titan) that strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinks on its maiden voyage. Robertson is considered by some to be a prognosticator of the Titanic disaster but he had a deep knowledge of maritime history and current customs and knew an incident like that which befell Titanic happening was a matter of when, not if.

Maybe there’s some kind of connection between that story and this new show.

That thought occurred to me as well; Robertson and his novella are usually brought up by the woowoo crowd that he was some kind of psychic or had a vision of the future, but it was simply the case that Robertson was highly familiar with current trends (of his era) of ship design and construction and he reckoned that such a disaster was an all-too-real possibility, maybe even an inevitability. And he was proven correct.

Yeah, that’d be an interesting connection, to say the least.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:47:29pm

re: #71 Eclectic Cyborg

There was a novel published by Morgan Robertson in 1898 called “Futility”, also known as “The Wreck of the Titan.”

It was about a large ocean liner (the Titan) that strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinks on its maiden voyage. Robertson is considered by some to be a prognosticator of the Titanic disaster but he had a deep knowledge of maritime history and current customs and knew an incident like that which befell Titanic happening was a matter of when, not if.

Maybe there’s some kind of connection between that story and this new show.

great book

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Renaissance_Man  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:49:16pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

100% yes. That is absolutely the goal of the US media.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:51:50pm

re: #76 Dangerman

great book

I’ve never read it, but I first heard about it when I was around eight years old, reading Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember”. That’s a genuinely fascinating book, though it was written three decades before the discovery of the actual wreck.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:52:35pm

re: #78 Dr Lizardo

I’ve never read it, but I first heard about it when I was around eight years old, reading Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember”. That’s a genuinely fascinating book, though it was written three decades before the discovery of the actual wreck.

It’s considered pretty much the most authoritative account of the night ever written.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:53:54pm

re: #72 The Ghost of a Flea

“he’s the stage machinery exposed to the eye of the audience.”

spot on

now that the audience sort of knows how the trick is done, they are pissed.
outraged i tell ya.
cause they cant unsee/unknow it
so something must be done!

and it doesnt matter that it’s still going on down the street
by other magicians in other theaters
who are better at masking the prestidigitation
ie - they’re not unmasked yet

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:55:57pm

re: #78 Dr Lizardo

I’ve never read it, but I first heard about it when I was around eight years old, reading Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember”. That’s a genuinely fascinating book, though it was written three decades before the discovery of the actual wreck.

free to download from gutenberg.org

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:55:57pm

And—

I feel like if we actually wanted to see the shape of the crime it would be the flow of money that told the story.

But the flow of money isn’t visible because it uses the same obfuscation structures that permit more conventional concealment of wrongdoing.

It’s almost like there’s an acceptable price paid in bodies and trauma to keep the machinery of inequality grinding.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 12:56:48pm

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s considered pretty much the most authoritative account of the night ever written.

Definitely. That book also mentioned that Jack Thayer and Col. Archibald Gracie both testified they saw the Titanic break up, though their testimony was pretty much dismissed during the inquiries in the wake of the disaster. IIRC, there were quite a few other survivors who saw that as well, and their testimonies were equally dismissed.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:00:06pm

Finally some real answers about gov death.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:01:37pm

re: #84 I Would Prefer Not To

Finally some real answers about gov death.

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ok, that’s not funny

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:05:47pm

re: #78 Dr Lizardo

I’ve never read it, but I first heard about it when I was around eight years old, reading Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember”. That’s a genuinely fascinating book, though it was written three decades before the discovery of the actual wreck.

Loved that book when I read it decades ago. When Lord wrote it, there were still a fair number of people alive who had been on the Titanic or otherwise involved with the actual or rescue; three decades later there were only a handful of survivors.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:06:02pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

Why would the Vast Left Wing Media do that?!???
Very strange….

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:10:32pm

re: #86 Hecuba’s daughter

Loved that book when I read it decades ago. When Lord wrote it, there were still a fair number of people alive who had been on the Titanic or otherwise involved with the actual or rescue; three decades later there were only a handful of survivors.

Interestingly, Walter Lord was a consultant for James Cameron when he made his film Titanic; Lord died in 2002 and Cameron dedicated his film Ghosts of the Abyss to him.

Gonna call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:10:33pm

I lost a very long time friend before we had vaccines. He died in the hospital. No family or friends present. They jammed a breathing tube down his throat and he slowly suffocated.
Alone but for the staff.
All I want is for Governor Ron DeSantis to experience the same fate.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:17:00pm

re: #84 I Would Prefer Not To

Finally some real answers about gov death.

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Governor DeSandTits

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:27:02pm

re: #77 Renaissance_Man

100% yes. That is absolutely the goal of the US media.

We’ll work harder if we’re a little (or a lot) scared.

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steve_davis  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:28:36pm

re: #18 BeachDem

Remember when the 3 Joe’s (sic) stopped Obama from being re-elected? Good times!

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there isn’t an apostrophe in that, you cretinous fucking advertising person.

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steve_davis  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:29:46pm

re: #21 Dangerman

the plumber was one of America’s most influential and conservative?
even only among those named Joe?

joe stalin. shoeless joe. joe enlai would be my three.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:29:59pm

re: #84 I Would Prefer Not To

Finally some real answers about gov death.

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If it’s no big deal, why do you sound so defensive?

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:31:27pm

re: #85 Dangerman

ok, that’s not funny

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Blaire really should change her last name to Poe.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:32:39pm

re: #94 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

If it’s no big deal, why do you sound so defensive?

Because she’s a comic making fun of DeSantis. That’s Blaire Erskine.

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steve_davis  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:40:24pm

re: #46 ckkatz

I’m hoping you are safe.

Interestingly, I haven’t seen much data from Virginia yet. I suspect that it is worse than Maryland’s.

I have been postponing a lot of non-urgent activities.

I am in serious need of a haircut and had planned to get one a couple of weeks ago. But I decided to hold off visiting my ‘bubbashop” after hearing about the increasing pandemic wave. They are great barbers and nice guys. But I have no trust in their epidemiological decision making.

I made a Costco run this morning during the ‘old folks hour’. (And almost got run over in one aisle by a crazed little old lady and her cart.)

Currently I am debating whether to hold off on my weekly grocery store until next year.

yes, i am trying not to be paranoid, but i’ve held off a haircut for some time now, hoping my barbers would go ahead and get omicron and then be free of disease when they see me.

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steve_davis  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:41:49pm

re: #50 mmmirele

Response from my crypto friend about the LGB aka FJB coin. tl;dr: it’s a scam.

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glad to see he’s supporting lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. or at least that’s the rumor we can start.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:42:40pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:43:06pm

re: #97 steve_davis

yes, i am trying not to be paranoid, but i’ve held off a haircut for some time now, hoping my barbers would go ahead and get omicron and then be free of disease when they see me.

I just cut mine with clippers this morning since my emergence into the world has been delayed by Omicron. Feels good to not have hair resting on my neck and ears anymore.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:44:17pm
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:48:26pm

re: #96 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Because she’s a comic making fun of DeSantis. That’s Blaire Erskine.

Good point. She’s fooled me before now.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:52:29pm

re: #100 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just cut mine with clippers this morning since my emergence into the world has been delayed by Omicron. Feels good to not have hair resting on my neck and ears anymore.

Mine is now in a ponytail, well below the shoulders and almost to the shoulder blades.

I am literally the old guy with the ponytail.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:57:02pm

re: #101 Teddy’s Person

“Record new COVID cases, Floridians can’t find tests, support from the state feels nonexistent…. Where’s Ron, tho?”

As long as he’s invisible, they cannot question him or show him ignoring the state. He received great press before on his management of the virus; maybe I’m wrong about this, but I’ve been claiming for awhile that he’s managed to conceal actual death counts from the virus, maybe by redefining classification of deaths. I have certainly long been suspicious of both him and Abbott — but perhaps my suspicions are misplaced and the more hospitable climate, which permits outdoor contact among friends instead of forcing everyone indoors at this time of the year, is really the main factor in reducing deaths.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 30, 2021 • 1:58:36pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:04:16pm

Major Burn here

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:07:29pm

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Major Burn here

Happy to hear Swalwell talked him off the ledge so to speak. But holy shit, a not small percentage of this country is totally losing its fucking mind.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:13:15pm

re: #107 Eclectic Cyborg

Tucker And Joe Show strikes again

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:13:55pm

re: #104 Hecuba’s daughter

As long as he’s invisible, they cannot question him or show him ignoring the state. He received great press before on his management of the virus; maybe I’m wrong about this, but I’ve been claiming for awhile that he’s managed to conceal actual death counts from the virus, maybe by redefining classification of deaths. I have certainly long been suspicious of both him and Abbott — but perhaps my suspicions are misplaced and the more hospitable climate, which permits outdoor contact among friends instead of forcing everyone indoors at this time of the year, is really the main factor in reducing deaths.

I’m right there with you about the numbers, especially in Florida. DeSantis already went after that woman keeping the state covid dashboard. He’s not even hiding the fact that no numbers mean good numbers.

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mmmirele  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:22:46pm

re: #61 Belafon

She needs a sturdier chair, but I suspect some of it is that she probably sits forward in the chair rather than over the middle. It might be good to not attach the arms so that she can possibly put the chair further forward.

I have an armless Herman Miller chair at the office I haven’t visited since March 2020. It was a special order because armless chairs are generally not available unless it’s a “secretary” or “stenographer” chair. I hate the chair because it’s contoured to your butt and doesn’t let you sit at a 60 degree angle to the back of the chair.

The reason I am militant about armless chairs is because if I rest my forearms on the armrests, that aggravates the pinched ulnar nerves I have had since the mid 1990s. Nothing like having your hands go to sleep.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:32:09pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:33:51pm

re: #37 Rightwingconspirator

Thanks for the link. Problem is it does not go to The Manksy.

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:42:11pm

re: #109 Teddy’s Person

I’m right there with you about the numbers, especially in Florida. DeSantis already went after that woman keeping the state covid dashboard. He’s not even hiding the fact that no numbers mean good numbers.

A friend with proper chops told me in April 2020 that FL was under reporting its COVID numbers. It is apparent that FL’s subsequent reporting has been even less credible.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:48:52pm

re: #112 PhillyPretzel

Thanks for the link. Problem is it does not go to The Manksy.

Yes, my bad. Sorry about that
@TheManksy

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:52:04pm

re: #57 The Squire of Logos

Current background music…

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Video

You might like this from Himekami. I was at this concert in 1989. ETA: I was at a concert at the remains of an old Buddhist temple garden where he performed this.

Himekami - Moonwater (Full Album)

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:56:40pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I’m very familiar with Louisville Colorado. That is a shame.
One of my favorite towns in Colorado it is also home to Wildwood Guitars and I bet they are freaking out. Lu Lu’s BBQ is one of my favorite places.
My son sent some pix. They are far enough away now to be safe.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:57:09pm

re: #115 Barefoot Grin

You might like this from Himekami. I was at this concert in 1989.

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Cool. Thank you! It looks like they are still recording (at least as of 2016) and were using the late Origa for vocals on one of those recent albums.

I must investigate further! Thanks again!

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 2:59:28pm

re: #117 The Squire of Logos

Cool. Thank you! It looks like they are still recording (at least as of 2016) and were using the late Origa for vocals on one of those recent albums.

I must investigate further! Thanks again!

Thanks to you as well. I thought I knew Kotarō, but it was actually Himekami I was thinking of. I’m listening to your post right now.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:02:45pm

From Westminster Co. My son sent me this.
They are good right now.

From about 10 miles out from Louisville
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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:03:31pm

I want to start a rumor in maga world that pregnancy tests show evidence of COVID in men.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:04:11pm

Look, doc, the test is negative!

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:04:12pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:11:26pm

Random: I was picking up a couple of things at the store and Blood Sweat and Tears’ “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” came on the Muzak channel. I burst out into muffled song behind my mask. It’s such a dorky song. But at the same moment my brother introduced me to the Beatles and the Stones (I was 4yo), the neighbors’ older brother introduced them to BS&T, and they in turn to me. I loved it. We made a little band, and I played the trash can drum to the album. I think I have that whole album memorized and I haven’t heard it in years and years.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:11:38pm

Local TV in Louisville Colorado

9news.com

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:15:33pm

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Random: I was picking up a couple of things at the store and Blood Sweat and Tears’ “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” came on the Muzak channel. I burst out into muffled song behind my mask. It’s such a dorky song. But at the same moment my brother introduced me to the Beatles and the Stones (I was 4yo), the neighbors’ older brother introduced them to BS&T, and they in turn to me. I loved it. We made a little band, and I played the trash can drum to the album. I think I have that whole album memorized and I haven’t heard it in years and years.

Grocery store Muzak can be very strange. This past Sunday I heard Jethro Tull “Living in the Past” followed by Soft Cell “Tainted Love”. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “Well, Christmas is over”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:20:01pm

They promised me rain, lots of rain.

But today… nothing. And now the forecast is for a sunny Friday and going forward.

However, up in LA and San Bernardino counties, lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain. Orange County too.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:20:22pm

re: #125 The Squire of Logos

Grocery store Muzak can be very strange. This past Sunday I heard Jethro Tull “Living in the Past” followed by Soft Cell “Tainted Love”. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “Well, Christmas is over”.

Yes. I’ve even heard a favorites of mine (a little obscure: Marshall Crenshaw; totally obscure: Freedy Johnston) while walking the aisles. Ok, going to youtube for “Living in the Past.” I love that song and haven’t heard it in decades.

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John Hughes  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:20:31pm

re: #72 The Ghost of a Flea

Watching coverage of the Maxwell trial, there’s this press meta-narrative of “girl from good society gone wrong”

uh, from “good society”?

Do they have a fucking clue about where she came from?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:23:30pm

So. Today started at 4AM for a drive to the airport in Pensacola. The trip was necessary to pick up Grandson1 and put him and Wife on a plane to Colorado. Masking was almost universal inside the terminal, very rare everywhere else in DeSantis’ fiefdom. Wife is triple-vaxxed, kid has his first two.

All this caused by an asshole semi-father and an asshole judge.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:24:15pm

re: #128 John Hughes

uh, from “good society”?

Do they have a fucking clue about where she came from?

Apparently not.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:24:37pm

re: #128 John Hughes

uh, from “good society”?

Do they have a fucking clue about where she came from?

What’s gooder than inherited wealth?

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:25:19pm

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Random: I was picking up a couple of things at the store and Blood Sweat and Tears’ “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” came on the Muzak channel. I burst out into muffled song behind my mask. It’s such a dorky song. But at the same moment my brother introduced me to the Beatles and the Stones (I was 4yo), the neighbors’ older brother introduced them to BS&T, and they in turn to me. I loved it. We made a little band, and I played the trash can drum to the album. I think I have that whole album memorized and I haven’t heard it in years and years.

Bumps Blackwell, who produced records for Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and others once told me David Clayton Thomas sang like he was black. Which was high praise from Bumps.

Blood Sweat & Tears - great band with a great wall of sound

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John Hughes  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:29:56pm

re: #131 Decatur Deb

What’s gooder than inherited wealth?

Stolen wealth.

Daddy jumping to his death from the deck of the Lady Ghislaine after being found out is just extra credit.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:30:08pm

re: #132 BeenHereAwhile

Bumps Blackwell, who produced records for Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and others once told me David Clayton Thomas sang like he was black. Which was high praise from Bumps.

Blood Sweat & Tears - great band with a great wall of sound

That’s amazing. Thanks for sharing that.

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A Three Hour Tour  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:33:09pm

re: #125 The Squire of Logos

Grocery store Muzak can be very strange. This past Sunday I heard Jethro Tull “Living in the Past” followed by Soft Cell “Tainted Love”. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “Well, Christmas is over”.

I was surprised in the grocery store a couple of years back to hear The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” play over the Muzak system.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:39:25pm

COVID cases are surging in San Diego County, but fortunately the hospitilizations, while going up, have so far not overwhelmed the ICUs.

I put that down to our vaccination rate being over 78% for 5+ . Also, high booster shot numbers, so I expect most of the over-60 crowd have been vaccinated and boosted.

Still, if hospitalizations continue to increase, we could see a problem in a week or two.

Got my booster this week. Hopefully that will keep me out of trouble.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:50:12pm

I think my wife would leave me if she had breast cancer and consequently had a weakened immune system but I did nothing to protect her from covid. S’up, Ron?

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:55:14pm

re: #128 John Hughes

uh, from “good society”?

Do they have a fucking clue about where she came from?

Well, Ghislaine Maxwell came from a moneyed family, so the lazy assumption is that means “good society”.

In the Maxwells’ case, that’s wildly inaccurate, but a posh accent covers a multitude of sins…..

(Which in Ghislaine’s case, she has been [uncharacteristically] been indicted, tried, and found guilty for….)

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 3:58:09pm

re: #137 Barefoot Grin

She probably thinks like he does. I know a couple, she had breast cancer and a double mastectomy. They went to a Trump rally here in GA. No masks, right up in the crowd, proudly posting the pics all over social media. I’m not friends with them anymore. I can’t deal with proudly ignorant trump supporters anymore. They’re disease vectors with feet. I’d rather have no friends than friends like them.

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:00:22pm

Jaco was a crazy bass player, both literally and figuratively.

Jaco Pastorius Band - “So What?” TV show Belgium (1985) [Remastered]

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:01:29pm

re: #1 Dave In Austin

So there are incriminating documents. Thank you for confirming, Donald.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:03:51pm

Stopped at the hardware store for some pork chops and eggs…look at those beauties.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:06:23pm

re: #143 darthstar

Very nice eggs. Colorful. :)

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:06:29pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:08:21pm

re: #143 darthstar

Stopped at the hardware store for some pork chops and eggs…look at those beauties.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:17:24pm

re: #145 gocart mozart

Yeah, it’s only liberal Hollywood elitists that have to worry about Maxwell running her yap. I really hope she’s been talking to someone who won’t keep her sick secrets.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:22:29pm
Omicron shows the Covid vaccines work.

‘Breakthrough case’ is a misunderstood term.

Breakthrough infections are part and parcel of immunization as long as a disease is circulating.

If the vaccines are saving lives, they’re doing their job.

Nbc

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:25:53pm

re: #147 A Mom Anon

Yeah, it’s only liberal Hollywood elitists that have to worry about Maxwell running her yap. I really hope she’s been talking to someone who won’t keep her sick secrets.

I seem to remember a tallish, blondish person who was in a lot of pictures with them. Which of those categories do you think he belongs in?

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:26:56pm

re: #126 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

They promised me rain, lots of rain.

But today… nothing. And now the forecast is for a sunny Friday and going forward.

However, up in LA and San Bernardino counties, lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain. Orange County too.

Yes indeed.

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:30:04pm
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:34:03pm

mrsdm’s been in NJ / Massachusetts since 12/23

I’m toasty warm here in florida (with the cats)

it’s reminiscent of our long distance courtship in 2008 and 2009 (without the cats)
in fact this may be the longest we’ve been apart since the wedding

her plane lands in about an hour
i’m doing this

the cats are doing this

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:35:50pm

There’s a lot to be said for cream cheese frosting.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:35:59pm

re: #152 Dangerman

mrsdm’s been in NJ / Massachusetts since 12/23

I’m toasty warm here in florida (with the cats)

it’s reminiscent of our long distance courtship in 2008 and 2009 (without the cats)
in fact this may be the longest we’ve been apart since the wedding

her plane lands in about an hour
i’m doing this

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I’ll be seeing my long distance lady on Saturday and Sunday before she has to go back to Memphis. I understand the sentiment ;)

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:37:07pm

re: #149 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I just love how they point to Hollywood and DC as being these bastions of liberal criminal activity. If conservatives were so moral and above reproach then why in the actual fuck don’t they stop all these crimes? I see them doing less than nothing about all these things we’re all supposed to hate liberals for. Oh, wait. They’re full of shit. About everything.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:41:10pm

re: #152 Dangerman

Aww, I’m so glad she’s coming home. I know how I feel when Mr. AMA is away.

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:45:15pm

re: #152 Dangerman

Cats: “I’M NOT TALKING TO MOM! SHE WENT OUT!”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:46:36pm

Me trying to convince some visiting extraterrestrial that cream cheese frosting is special:

Me: have you ever tried cream cheese frosting?
Alien: Is that something made from the squeezing of the teats of a four-hoof animal?
M: Yes.
A: The fluid meant for the animal’s calf?
M: Yes.
A: And then you separate out some of the fat and solids from that fluid?
M: Yes.
A: Then you let that semi-solid ferment just a bit, to turn sour and a bit more solid?
M: Yes.
A: Then once it is sour, you mix it with the residue left from evaporating off the water extracted from a tropical grass?
M: Yes.
A: And you call that “good food”?
M: Very much so.

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:47:38pm

re: #156 A Mom Anon

Aww, I’m so glad she’s coming home. I know how I feel when Mr. AMA is away.

Cleo lets you know!

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:51:58pm
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Sherlock Hound  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:52:12pm

re: #158 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“You haven’t been to France, Monsieur ET, ne c’est pas?”

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:53:15pm

Epiphone Les Paul on market place. Nice looking axe.
facebook.com

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Dopamine Fish  Dec 30, 2021 • 4:53:42pm
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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:07:41pm

re: #158 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Me trying to convince some visiting extraterrestrial that cream cheese frosting is special:

Me: have you ever tried cream cheese frosting?
Alien: Is that something made from the squeezing of the teats of a four-hoof animal?
M: Yes.
A: The fluid meant for the animal’s calf?
M: Yes.
A: And then you separate out some of the fat and solids from that fluid?
M: Yes.
A: Then you let that semi-solid ferment just a bit, to turn sour and a bit more solid?
M: Yes.
A: Then once it is sour, you mix it with the residue left from evaporating off the water extracted from a tropical grass?
M: Yes.
A: And you call that “good food”?
M: Very much so.

M: Just taste it
A: OK. Mmmm. that would go great on a bagel

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:09:22pm

So my oldest conspiracy theory minded brother just sent me this:


I do hope he’s joking. Subject just read ‘hmmmm’

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:13:42pm

Looks like a few people are paying off their Covid medical bills on that site.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:23:52pm

re: #165 darthstar

So my oldest conspiracy theory minded brother just sent me this:

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I do hope he’s joking. Subject just read ‘hmmmm’

The Apollo program did a lot of lunar simulations in Barringer crater, undoubtedly in other places. When I was there, Arizona had an atmosphere.

en.wikipedia.org

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:25:04pm

I will say I could use a pipe grappler. I wonder if they’d take a broken children’s guitar for it.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:26:07pm

re: #167 Decatur Deb

The Apollo program did a lot of lunar simulations in Barringer crater, undoubtedly in other places. When I was there, Arizona had an atmosphere.

en.wikipedia.org

Of course. But he just had Covid so I don’t know how much oxygen deprivation he experienced.

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:26:09pm

re: #167 Decatur Deb

The Apollo program did a lot of lunar simulations in Barringer crater, undoubtedly in other places. When I was there, Arizona had an atmosphere.

en.wikipedia.org

That was the 1960s, things may have changed.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:27:24pm

re: #170 Jay C

That was the 1960s, things may have changed.

We were there a couple years ago. Still had air, but it was moving very, very, fast.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:35:21pm

re: #145 gocart mozart

Funny how they always ignore the mountain of photographic evidence of Maxwell and Epstein with Trump.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:35:28pm

re: #166 darthstar

Looks like a few people are paying off their Covid medical bills on that site.

[Embedded content]

Expensive toys. Only the Howa is really any good for anything useful and it’s ugly as sin in that paint.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:39:19pm

re: #172 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Funny how they always ignore the mountain of photographic evidence of Maxwell and Epstein with Trump.

It’s Ben Garrison. He would take a job as Trump’s bidet if given the opportunity.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:41:55pm

re: #174 darthstar

It’s Ben Garrison. He would take a job as Trump’s bidet if given the opportunity.

He actually did an Anti-Trump cartoon recently… when Trump told people to get vaccinated and take the booster.

That’s the only one. That’s what it took for Garrison to stop giving Trump a rusty trombone.

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A Cranky One  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:44:03pm

Fuck.

My sister lives in Louisville Colorado and had to evacuate due to the fires.

Houses two doors down were on fire on both sides of her house.

They are safe but expect their house to be gone

Fuck.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:44:06pm

re: #169 darthstar

Florida

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:46:11pm

re: #175 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

He actually did an Anti-Trump cartoon recently… when Trump told people to get vaccinated and take the booster.

That’s the only one. That’s what it took for Garrison to stop giving Trump a rusty trombone.

It was a warning shot across his bow…the GOP wants Trump to keep the base engaged so they can use them, but they don’t want him to get too crazy and turn them off because if they lose the momentum they won’t be able to jump start them in time for the elections.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:47:35pm

Cat follies…

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nines09  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:49:21pm

re: #176 A Cranky One

So sorry for that. I like Louisville a lot. Always go there when I visit my kids and their kids. It has a nice vibe and Lu Lu’s BBQ, one of my favorite watering holes.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:49:54pm

I think Trump started pushing vaccine truth recently because all of his voters are dying from covid.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:52:52pm

This parody video isn’t much dumber than the fake University it mocks.

FragerU - The Left VS The Right

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:55:00pm

re: #181 Ace Rothstein

I think Trump started pushing vaccine truth recently because all of his voters are dying from covid.

Too late. All he will do is piss them off because they took Hydroxychloroquine that was meant for their freshwater fish and the rubbed sheep de-wormer on their buttholes because of him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:57:04pm

re: #143 darthstar

Stopped at the hardware store for some pork chops and eggs…look at those beauties.

Words that almost never go together in a single sentence.

Those eggs look fab.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 30, 2021 • 5:57:09pm

In December, we ordinarily get about 2” of rain, maybe a bit more. I have 12.49 for December with a couple of rainy hours left. Since July it’s only 13.6”.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:02:47pm

re: #184 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Words that almost never go together in a single sentence.

Those eggs look fab.

Some of the local ranchers and fishermen stock a couple of freezers at the Ace Hardware in Half Moon Bay (our neighbors provide frozen rock fish filets). Markegard and Pomponio Ranch beef and pork, Cozzolino’s eggs. They’re right next to the Green Egg/Weber BBQ display…the pork is off the hook good. The eggs are fab…all free running hippy chickens that eat bugs & shit. I tell all my friends who come to the coast to visit to stop at Ace on their way out and pick up some chops or sausages…got one of their beef briskets once and smoked it…also delicious.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:05:53pm

re: #186 darthstar

Some of the local ranchers and fishermen stock a couple of freezers at the Ace Hardware in Half Moon Bay (our neighbors provide frozen rock fish filets). Markegard and Pomponio Ranch beef and pork, Cozzolino’s eggs. They’re right next to the Green Egg/Weber BBQ display…the pork is off the hook good. The eggs are fab…all free running hippy chickens that eat bugs & shit. I tell all my friends who come to the coast to visit to stop at Ace on their way out and pick up some chops or sausages…got one of their beef briskets once and smoked it…also delicious.

If kill for some good bug-eating chicken eggs. They are so damn good. Sometimes I feel it’s like looking for a unicorn. They’re so rare these days.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:05:54pm

re: #185 Rightwingconspirator

In December, we ordinarily get about 2” of rain, maybe a bit more. I have 12.49 for December with a couple of rainy hours left. Since July it’s only 13.6”.

200+ inches of snow in the Sierras. We’re at 19.2” rainfall - average for December is 3.3”. Actually tracks well with the snow - usually can go rainfall inches X 10 to get snowfall totals.

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:09:24pm
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Chrysicat  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:12:41pm

I mean, yes the actual things are probably an option, but they don’t come in the brown shade of my originals anymore, and they’re 200 bucks—which might be even more than in 2000! Though I’ll prolly have to go to whoever does this sort of thing with Sunglass Hut gone, to get fitted, anyway.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:17:41pm
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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:25:10pm

re: #189 gocart mozart

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:28:30pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:30:19pm

re: #191 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

That was a Stephen King novel.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:31:31pm

re: #186 darthstar

I’ve got a feed store in Leander that seeks farm eggs. $3 a dozen. I’ll give them a try.

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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:33:46pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:34:14pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:42:57pm
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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:50:35pm

re: #195 Dave In Austin

I’ve got a feed store in Leander that seeks farm eggs. $3 a dozen. I’ll give them a try.

Farm eggs are the best. Ours aren’t that cheap - $12/doz but worth it. (We don’t eat that many eggs anyway).

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:51:49pm

re: #197 Belafon

I hope this catches on…I want to see Republicans mocked mercilessly even after they beg for forgiveness.

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:51:55pm

re: #196 wrenchwench

We have Cooper’s Hawks that live in the parks here. A few years ago I was walking in the local park after a big rain. The tennis courts had a bunch of puddles. There were 3 hawks bathing in the puddles.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:58:33pm

re: #181 Ace Rothstein

I think Trump started pushing vaccine truth recently because all of his voters are dying from covid.

Imo what he wants is credit for the vaccine(s)

Won’t get that if they ‘don’t work’

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 6:59:31pm

re: #184 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Words that almost never go together in a single sentence.

Please hand me that piano

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:01:37pm

re: #202 Dangerman

Imo what he wants is credit for the vaccine(s)

Won’t get that if they ‘don’t work’

IIRC President Biden did acknowledge that TFG jump-started the vaccine with “Warp Speed.”

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:03:26pm

New Zealand news caster with traditional facial Maori tattoo broadcasts in prime time.

She learned in 2017 through a DNA test that she was 100% Maori. So she got a traditional tat to show it.

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Dangerman  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:04:00pm

re: #204 The Pie Overlord!

IIRC President Biden did acknowledge that TFG jump-started the vaccine with “Warp Speed.”

that’s around when I think he flipped this script

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:05:01pm

My grandson who was born BEFORE the pandemic in 2019, is only 2 years old and hasn’t even started school so this entire report is complete bullshit.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:15:25pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:17:35pm

Is there anything that isn’t broken anymore? Asking for a friend, or six….

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:25:25pm

re: #208 Belafon

Just for the gif:

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:29:41pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

re: #208 Belafon

It’s (I notice) on Fox News, I’m sure Dr.Oz, practiced hack as he is, is spouting some line he - and they - think their audience is going to want to hear.in this case, some simpleminded version of “Masks Bad!”, so they can get all worked up (again) over Dictatorial Librulz Ruining Our Lives and Crippling Our Children…..

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A Cranky One  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:30:30pm

re: #209 A Mom Anon

Is there anything that isn’t broken anymore? Asking for a friend, or six….

This community. Although there are signs of strain occasionally.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:34:42pm

re: #212 A Cranky One

I’m with you there. We mostly figure it out. Which is more than a lot of the world seems to be able to manage. I hate living in Georgia, it’s discouraging.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:41:49pm

🙄🙄🙄😂

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:43:42pm

re: #214 Dave In Austin

🙄🙄🙄😂

I have so many questions.

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A Cranky One  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:45:26pm

So my sister’s house is probably gone. She and my BIL are at their son’s house, but it’s in danger.

This is tragic.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:45:40pm

re: #214 Dave In Austin

🙄🙄🙄😂

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That’ll teach you to leave the seat down when you pee.

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garzooma  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:46:30pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

My grandson who was born BEFORE the pandemic in 2019, is only 2 years old and hasn’t even started school so this entire report is complete bullshit.

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It’s not the report, it’s Oz. Here’s the Brown Medical Journal Study. It doesn’t say anything about masks or teachers, since as you point out that would be ridiculous for <2 year-olds.

Here’s what it does say:

The researchers have largely ruled out a direct effect of the virus, as mothers or children with a history of testing positive for covid-19 were excluded from the analysis. Instead, the authors say, reduced interaction with parents and less outdoor exercise are likely culprits, along with effects that occurred during pregnancy.

also:

The strongest protective factor was higher maternal education, and mothers in the study population had more schooling than the US average, suggesting that results in less educated parts of the country could be “even more depressing,” said Deoni.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:47:29pm

re: #210 Belafon

Just for the gif:

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Distance breast-feeding is the hard part.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:48:16pm

re: #216 A Cranky One

So sorry to hear that.

High winds in a drought are so dangerous.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:54:25pm

re: #216 A Cranky One

So my sister’s house is probably gone. She and my BIL are at their son’s house, but it’s in danger.

This is tragic.

Can we help in anyway? You let us know Cranky.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:56:10pm

Night all, sleep well, busy day tomorrow.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2021 • 7:57:32pm
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A Cranky One  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:02:43pm

re: #221 Dave In Austin

Thanks. Nothing at this time. Big thing is they are safe. But my BIL is an artist (had two museum shows coming next week). Probably lost all his art. Then there is all the stuff of great sentimental value. Their daughter is moving back from years in Japan and has been sending stuff home, etc.

It’s just heartbreaking.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:07:36pm

re: #224 A Cranky One

I can’t even imagine that level of loss. Yeah, it’s “just stuff”, but it isn’t. It’s what made your home YOUR home, that’s not always easy or simple to recreate. I’m glad to hear everyone is safe, and hopefully the fire will be far away from them now. ❤️

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:15:53pm

Reported.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:17:02pm

re: #224 A Cranky One

I have been through a number of floods, and a tornado. But fires scare me the most. I am so sorry for their losses! So many people, with so many losses!

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:17:54pm
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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:20:10pm

re: #228 The Pie Overlord!

At least we know where he is. Unlike,say, the governor of Florida.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:26:55pm

re: #226 The Pie Overlord!

Reported.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:29:50pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:41:07pm

According to Univision, the winds in Colorado are almost 100 mph.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2021 • 8:59:05pm

re: #232 Belafon

Horrible. I contacted a friend, who I thought lived and had horses at Boulder. He is safe, as he moved about 100 miles east out onto the plains. Just an hour away, by wind.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 9:14:56pm

I have it on Univision just cause I need to hear more Spanish, and caught this jockey race:

Sin caballos
Quién ganará
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 9:25:34pm

re: #231 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2021 • 9:28:24pm

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 30, 2021 • 9:59:46pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:26:59pm

Starting January 1st, the following rules go into effect on medical billing:

Bans out-of-network charges for ancillary care (like an anesthesiologist or assistant surgeon) at an in-network facility in all circumstances.

Bans other out-of-network charges without advance notice. Health care providers and facilities must provide patients with a plain-language consumer notice explaining that patient consent is required to receive care on an out-of-network basis before that provider can bill at the higher out-of-network rate.

This excludes ambulances. This is from a law passed in December, 2020.

dailykos.com

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Chrysicat  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:49:02pm
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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2021 • 10:59:49pm

Outside of Safeway, a man was sitting with a cat and a cardboard sign. I never read the sign, but I did a double or triple take on the cat. He was sitting like a statue, and I was starting to think he was fake until he moved his head. The man said, ‘You can pet him if you want to. His name is Life.’ I gave him a bit of scritching. That was one sturdy cat. The most muscular back I’ve ever felt on a cat. Short, thick fur in the best gray tuxedo pattern. Whatever coins were in my pocket went in the man’s hands while he told me a story about the cat.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:39:18pm

Another day, another “doomsday” prediction over vaccine mandates goes up in smoke:

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EstebanTornado1963  Dec 30, 2021 • 11:57:47pm
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IngisKahn  Dec 31, 2021 • 12:12:00am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 12:56:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 1:31:03am

re: #4 The Squire of Logos

Fox News Chyron: “Is a strong economy really a good thing?”

I remember those halcyon days of the Clinton administration when the government was actually running a surplus, and Rush was on decrying how it was immoral for the government to take more money from us than it needed to operate.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 31, 2021 • 1:38:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 1:51:21am

re: #45 Dr Lizardo

Hmm…..this could be interesting.

Premise: A group of European migrants leave London on a steamship to start new lives in New York City. But when they encounter another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, their journey begins to turn into a nightmare.

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Video

That is right about the time that all my grandparents were coming over to America by boat…

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 2:36:01am

re: #193 Dread Pirate Ron

Good lord - what’s the windspeed? From that snippet, looked like some pretty high winds.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 2:39:17am

re: #214 Dave In Austin

LOL such a home decor abomination actually exists?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 2:47:03am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is right about the time that all my grandparents were coming over to America by boat…

1899 looks promising. As I posted upthread, the ship from that teaser looks very much like a White Star Olympic-class liner. Seeing as how 1899 belongs to the “supernatural horror” genre, and is from the creators of Dark, I’m definitely interested in seeing it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 31, 2021 • 3:08:03am

OK, way to end the year.
In Otter News liked my reply

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 3:08:11am

re: #72 The Ghost of a Flea

People like Epstein can exist because there is a demand for them. He doesn’t actually stand out from the “elites” he obtained access to: the scientists willing to be flattered by a rich patron, the gentry willing to pettifog him as eccentric because of his perceived success, the powerful men who admired the direct translation of power into sex.

People like Prince Andrew have access to any level of society that they choose. Yet they gravitate to someone like Epstein. They deserve more than a shoe thrown at them…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 3:12:53am

re: #125 The Squire of Logos

Grocery store Muzak can be very strange. This past Sunday I heard Jethro Tull “Living in the Past” followed by Soft Cell “Tainted Love”. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “Well, Christmas is over”.

Living in the Past was the first album I bought with my Christmas money in 1972 and my first rock double album.

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The Squire of Logos  Dec 31, 2021 • 3:17:58am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Living in the Past was the first album I bought with my Christmas money in 1972 and my first rock double album.

Mine was a gift at Christmas (probably 72 though memory fades). It was probably my first double album as well as I can’t remember having one prior. I owned Yessongs, a triple album, but I’m pretty sure it was at least a year or two later. That album I played to death.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2021 • 3:36:15am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Living in the Past was the first album I bought with my Christmas money in 1972 and my first rock double album.

First I got were ELO A New World Record & Eagles Hotel California for Christmas and with my own money was Styx Pieces of Eight. Then my Dad, a janitor at the local university, blew it all out of the water by bringing home a record that got forgotten: The Ramones Rocket to Russia. Between that and finding his Miles Davis records, my tastes’ were forever skewed LOL!

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:17:08am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember those halcyon days of the Clinton administration when the government was actually running a surplus, and Rush was on decrying how it was immoral for the government to take more money from us than it needed to operate.

Because government should never plan further ahead than the current year

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dat_said  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:33:41am

re: #256 Dangerman

Because government should never plan further ahead than the current year

Gotta run it like a business

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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:41:12am

I hadn’t read this…glad that insecure fucker was killed by a female cop.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:41:30am

re: #246 Dread Pirate Ron

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even if “kids born during the pandemic are developmentally delayed” were in fact happening, you’d still have to actually prove this assertion:

Kids who can’t see the mouths of their teachers move don’t learn to speak.

do children blind from birth learn not learn to speak?

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:42:53am

re: #257 dat_said

Gotta run it like a business

gotta run it like a trump business

smart businesses do plan ahead

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:42:54am

re: #192 darthstar

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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:48:42am

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

We have some Xian friends (Trumpers but we don’t talk politics)…took us weeks to convince the parents to get vaccinated. Their kids were all on board except one daughter who still isn’t vaccinated - she didn’t come to Xmas which is good, because someone who did come brought Omicron and about six of them came down with it.

Shit’s infectious. I’ve switched to KN95 masks when I go to public places. Fabric fashion isn’t worth it.

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steve_davis  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:49:14am

re: #255 William Lewis

First I got were ELO A New World Record & Eagles Hotel California for Christmas and with my own money was Styx Pieces of Eight. Then my Dad, a janitor at the local university, blew it all out of the water by bringing home a record that got forgotten: The Ramones Rocket to Russia. Between that and finding his Miles Davis records, my tastes’ were forever skewed LOL!

That’s hysterical. The first albums I ever bought were from a friend—three of Styx’s albums, starting with I think the first (light up, and madame blue) and pieces of eight was definitely in there (“oh momma I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law”). Just editing to mention I know that last is from Renegade, which I think was the first cut off side 2.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 4:57:43am

re: #241 Targetpractice

Another day, another “doomsday” prediction over vaccine mandates goes up in smoke:

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a little more even handed

“The Marine Corps announced Thursday that it has kicked out more troops for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine. The total number of discharges has risen to 206, up from 169 last week,” Politico reports.

Military.com says the Marines have “reviewed most of the several thousand claims for religious exemptions and thus far granting none.”

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Ming5000  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:00:42am

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

I don’t know if Rick Wilson came up with “Let’s Go Darwin”, but he seems to have one of the most stiletto take on things.

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sagehen  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:05:00am

re: #264 Dangerman

a little more even handed

wow. 206 out of 180,000 Marines. That’s more than one-tenth of one percent. OMG how will the Corps manage without them.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:15:09am

w/r/t endorsements…

There are two things that Trump is doing somewhat differently. The first is the sort of demands he’s making, as he works to maximize his own power and also to settle the many, many scores he wants to settle. The second is making those demands very public, so everyone can see exactly what’s going on. This lack of subtlety is not uncharacteristic for the man who almost singlehandedly turned the racist dog whistle into the racist bullhorn.

on Thursday, Dunleavy (alaska governor) made the deal with trump: If Trump lends his support to the Governor, the Governor absolutely, positively cannot endorse Murkowski.

“And don’t you figure it’s only a matter of time until Trump starts demanding cash payments in exchange for his endorsements? That seems the obvious next step”

electoral-vote.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:32:13am

re: #145 gocart mozart

One of those “targets” on the Ben G cartoon should be Mar-a-Logo

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:43:21am

re: #265 Ming5000

I don’t know if Rick Wilson came up with “Let’s Go Darwin”, but he seems to have one of the most stiletto take on things.

Thats why i said up top at #7 I hope that yutz Jared runs for something.
I predict he gets pasted with “let’s go jared” and they won’t be able to tell exactly what everybody means

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:49:07am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:50:09am

re: #266 sagehen

wow. 206 out of 180,000 Marines. That’s more than one-tenth of one percent. OMG how will the Corps manage without them.

Fewer than 206 Marines held bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal. Now the Japanese will break through and retake the airfield…and it’s all Biden’s fault!!!

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:51:01am

Fox News’ Worst Lies About Covid-19 From 2021

This is just the 10 “worst” ones

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:54:55am

re: #272 Dangerman

Fox News’ Worst Lies About Covid-19 From 2021

This is just the 10 “worst” ones

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:59:36am

re: #272 Dangerman

Fox News’ Worst Lies About Covid-19 From 2021

This is just the 10 “worst” ones

Guns don’t kill people, vaccinations kill people! Fox News actually put someone on to blame mass shootings on vaccinations.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:04:26am

re: #266 sagehen

wow. 206 out of 180,000 Marines. That’s more than one-tenth of one percent. OMG how will the Corps manage without them.

206 assholes out means at least 200 very happy company commanders.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:11:50am

re: #274 No Malarkey!

Guns don’t kill people, vaccinations kill people! Fox News actually put someone on to blame mass shootings on vaccinations.

Yup
thats one of the 10

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:25:38am

Huge troll this morning.

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jeffreyw  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:26:17am

Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:27:42am

re: #172 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Funny how they always ignore the mountain of photographic evidence of Maxwell and Epstein with Trump.

Hell there is video of them partying together. And those pics weren’t just some randos (Ep and Max) coming up to tRump for a photo op. They fucking partied together many times.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:32:29am

re: #279 Eventual Carrion

Hell there is video of them partying together. And those pics weren’t just some randos (Ep and Max) coming up to tRump for a photo op. They fucking partied together many times.

There is a credible accusation that Epstein and Trump raped a 13 or 14 year old together.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:35:43am

re: #278 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

My Cousin Vinny Deer Hunting

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:35:51am
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Fire Department on Thursday announced the death of a veteran firefighter who’d been with the department for 17 years. Wichita firefighter Joshua Bruggeman was 46 years old.

The WFD said he died Wednesday night, presumably from COVID-19 complications. The fire department said Bruggeman is survived by his wife and four daughters. WFD Chief Tammy Snow said Bruggeman was hospitalized Monday evening and tested positive for COVID-19. She said he last worked Dec. 14, but doesn’t know how long he’d battled the virus.

kwch.com

Yeah, it’s another obituary of yet another person who refused to get vaccinated and paid with his life, but one of my coworkers lost their shit over this, because this is their nephew. And my coworker was one of those live and let live people, they’d get the shots and the booster, but they weren’t going to tell people how to live their lives. Now they are all “Get vaxxed! (I will delete and unfriend nasty.)” on their FB. I also don’t think this death was expected as COVID had swept through the family this month and they had told me that a sibling (not a nephew) was not doing well. From the news report, it sounds like this guy went downhill very fast.

And this is just one family. I suspect that some of my prolific cousins may have experienced loss but that side of the family doesn’t talk to me because I’m not a Trump worshiper.

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Dopamine Fish  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:41:23am

Morning Lizardim from the cold and snowy wild north country. Well, looks like my guys’ weekend might be in jeopardy already - one of my friends texted this morning; he suspects he has the ‘rona. Yeah, bud, going around unmasked and (possibly) unvaxxed will do it to you. Way to go, smart guy. Still no news about the in-laws; I’ll let you know when there is anything. How go things among the lizardfolk on this moderate winter day?

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ericblair  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:42:51am
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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:46:36am

Coworker in CA has the rona. He’s vax’d and boosted but still feels horrible.

Coworker in Oahu went to family gathering. His son is the suspected carrier. He’s sick, plus son, other son, daughter, mom who just went through chemo, two cousins. All vax’d. Mom seems to have done OK surprisingly. Another coworker at that same party, his wife, and kid: negative COVID test. They were boosted.

I’ll be shopping for N95 today and planning on staying in.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:50:22am

re: #282 mmmirele

kwch.com

Yeah, it’s another obituary of yet another person who refused to get vaccinated and paid with his life, but one of my coworkers lost their shit over this, because this is their nephew. And my coworker was one of those live and let live people, they’d get the shots and the booster, but they weren’t going to tell people how to live their lives. Now they are all “Get vaxxed! (I will delete and unfriend nasty.)” on their FB. I also don’t think this death was expected as COVID had swept through the family this month and they had told me that a sibling (not a nephew) was not doing well. From the news report, it sounds like this guy went downhill very fast.

And this is just one family. I suspect that some of my prolific cousins may have experienced loss but that side of the family doesn’t talk to me because I’m not a Trump worshiper.

so many of them don’t get that the risk is ‘minimal’ until it’s you.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:50:44am

We are hunkering down to watch all three extended version LOTR’s at one go.

Will check back later if I am still at all functioning and can look at a screen. If not, have a good one!

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:53:03am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We are hunkering down to watch all three extended version LOTR’s at one go.

Will check back later if I am still at all functioning and can look at a screen. If not, have a good one!

That is what; 13 hours total?

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:55:23am

Speaking of haircuts:

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:56:33am

re: #283 Dopamine Fish

Morning Lizardim from the cold and snowy wild north country. Well, looks like my guys’ weekend might be in jeopardy already - one of my friends texted this morning; he suspects he has the ‘rona. Yeah, bud, going around unmasked and (possibly) unvaxxed will do it to you. Way to go, smart guy. Still no news about the in-laws; I’ll let you know when there is anything. How go things among the lizardfolk on this moderate winter day?

already a beautiful 80’s day here at pond central

reunion with mrsdm (above) did not quite go as planned

she may have been exposed when she was up north
no symptoms, no nothing
but who really knows?
plus the airports, uber etc

so no kissing and hugging when i picked her up at the airport
and we’re semi quarantining here in the house for a week or so.
distancing, masking, sleeping in 2 rooms etc

she’s the immunocompromised one so mostly the only threat would be if she had it she gives it to me and i pass it to dangermom, who’s 93

but we’re all vaxxed and boosted so the odds of all this are extremely low.
still, we dance.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:56:47am

re: #223 Dave In Austin

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She so totally reminds me of a friend of mine’s girlfriend. Looks, voice, mannerisms. Just like her.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:03:21am

re: #281 Decatur Deb

That video was quite a ‘Good Morning’ :)

And yes, fashion and accessorizing were not a thing associated with deer hunting that I remember. Of course, I seem to remember hearing that something or other is the first thing to go as we age… Sometimes perhaps willfully.

By the way, the forecasts last night were for a bit of rough weather down your way. I trust that there was no excitement. And that your drive went as well as could be expected.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:08:15am

How many squares should we make Where’s DeathSantis Bingo? 7 x 7 should be big enough, right?

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:09:23am

re: #54 Belafon

I need some office chair advice. My wife works from home, and I need to find an office chair for her that won’t break at the weld that attaches the wheels to the seat. Any ideas?

15-20 years ago, there used to be companies that would buy up office furniture from businesses that no longer needed it; Going out of business, moving, redecorating, etc…

Many ran warehouses that were open to the public and sold the furniture at a significant discount.

I don’t know if they still exist. But if so, there might be some (relatively) inexpensive ideas at those.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:10:05am

re: #292 ckkatz

Every foot of Marisa Tomei on film is a delight. Nothing developed this far South, but the overnight low was 72, with tons of wet air coming straight from the Gulf. When it collides with the mid-west cold, somebody is going to get blasted.

I’ve got most of the Christmas stuff down and ready for the attic. We put it all up early for the family visitors, and it was getting dry. Good use of Wife’s absence—she’s staying in CO for a month (airlines-permitting).

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:11:40am

re: #294 ckkatz

15-20 years ago, there used to be companies that would buy up office furniture from businesses that no longer needed it; Going out of business, moving, redecorating, etc…

Many ran warehouses that were open to the public and sold the furniture at a significant discount.

I don’t know if they still exist. But if so, there might be some (relatively) inexpensive ideas at those.

Check the Habitat Re-Stores, if there are any in your area. Stuff collects there.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:12:07am

re: #278 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Girl watching
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:13:44am

re: #262 darthstar

I’ve been using the KN95 exclusively since last spring when they again became available. The first batch I ordered from the company Steph and Bob were promoting. The last couple have been from whomever had them at a reasonable price on Amazon. All have fit well and even if they are turn out to be “counterfeit”, I haven’t contracted the rona, so will continue to use them. That and staying away from the plague rats that infest this area as much as possible.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:14:10am

re: #296 Decatur Deb

Check the Habitat Re-Stores, if there are any in your area. Stuff collects there.

If there’s a big state university nearby they sometimes have warehouse sales for old unused office furniture.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:16:13am

re: #265 Ming5000

I don’t know if Rick Wilson came up with “Let’s Go Darwin”, but he seems to have one of the most stiletto take on things.

He didn’t. If you read through the replies, you can find where to get the shirt.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:17:05am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

Good lord - what’s the windspeed? From that snippet, looked like some pretty high winds.

I was watching news on Univision last night, and they were saying the winds were near 100mph.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:24:29am
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:24:35am

Can’t wait to hear what’s coming for my job and my kid’s school when things restart:

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:25:56am
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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:38:36am

I’m not sure how this tradition would go over in the US:

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:39:13am

Something to keep in mind:

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steve_davis  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:43:56am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We are hunkering down to watch all three extended version LOTR’s at one go.

Will check back later if I am still at all functioning and can look at a screen. If not, have a good one!

I did this some while ago, and yes, it works fine! Also, the Extended Hobbit versions kick the movie-release versions’ ass. LOTS of backstory that helps the movies feel not nearly as ham-handed as they did when I first saw them.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:45:26am

re: #294 ckkatz

15-20 years ago, there used to be companies that would buy up office furniture from businesses that no longer needed it; Going out of business, moving, redecorating, etc…

Many ran warehouses that were open to the public and sold the furniture at a significant discount.

I don’t know if they still exist. But if so, there might be some (relatively) inexpensive ideas at those.

There’s still City Liquidators, up in Portland, OR. Place has been there since 1977. I bought stuff from them back in the day.

cityliqs.com

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lawhawk  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:45:33am

re: #296 Decatur Deb

Check the Habitat Re-Stores, if there are any in your area. Stuff collects there.

Freecycle sites in your area might post task chairs as well. But you’re more likely to get what you need at Habitat. Their selection of stuff changes almost daily, so you’d have to check in periodically.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:46:02am

re: #295 Decatur Deb

I’ve got most of the Christmas stuff down and ready for the attic. We put it all up early for the family visitors, and it was getting dry.

A friend was just remarking on how difficult and time consuming it was to put up the Christmas decorations. But how quickly and easily they all came down.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:46:51am

re: #305 ckkatz

I’m not sure how this tradition would go over in the US:

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They look like mutant Wookies.

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lawhawk  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:48:19am

re: #306 Belafon

If they show up at the ER and get tested, that counts. That’s a ER space. Even if the reason they came was from a car accident, the efforts to separate from others and make sure person is safe to be discharged is time and effort straining resources on hospital staff that is already stretched thin.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:48:24am

Plague ship update:

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:49:18am
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lawhawk  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:52:36am

re: #313 Belafon

Cruise ships were petri dishes of superspreader events even before covid.

Salmonella. Norovirus. Rotavirus. You name the ailment, and cruise ships have had outbreaks among passenger and crew alike.

Covid is just many times more infectious and likely to kill as the others.

I got norovirus on a cruise once. It sucked something fierce. It was also the first and last time I got on a cruise ship. Wont bother with that again.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:59:31am

re: #305 ckkatz

I’m not sure how this tradition would go over in the US:

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Probably wouldn’t mix well with our 2nd Amendment traditions.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:00:23am

re: #315 lawhawk

I got norovirus once too. I was NOT on a cruise ship, but the experience has caused me to have little desire to get on a cruise ship long before Covid was a thing.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:01:35am

re: #316 Barefoot Grin

Probably wouldn’t mix well with our 2nd Amendment traditions.

I had also been thinking that. But you phrased it so much better than I could have.

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gocart mozart  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:01:54am

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:03:32am

re: #314 Belafon

A very pregnant coworker contracted covid last week, but at least she’s vaccinated, so I hope that helps.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:03:58am
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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:07:01am

re: #313 Belafon

Plague ship update:

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Remember the good ole days when cruise ships just had outbreaks of Norovirus that taxed the ship’s plumbing from all the people with diarrhea…

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:08:58am
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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:11:49am

re: #323 No Malarkey!

Bob of the good ancients.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:11:49am

re: #323 No Malarkey!

Here’s Bob, standing behind Arwen. Nice tunic, btw.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:17:02am
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Dopamine Fish  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:22:56am

re: #326 BigPapa

31 times in the 50 weeks since he took office. In the meantime, Trump would have taken how many vacations to one of his own properties where he is essentially paying himself to be on vacation, at a 10x multiplier?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:28:39am

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Teddy's Person  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:29:06am

re: #326 BigPapa

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Thing is GOP, the American people know where Joe Biden is (even if he’s on vacation). The people of Florida have not idea where DeSantis is because the only thing they are being told is that he’s on vacation. It’s not being on vacation that’s a problem.

The rightwing strategy of “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you” is beyond tiring, and the mainstream media eats this shit up with a spoon.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:30:58am

re: #310 ckkatz

A friend was just remarking on how difficult and time consuming it was to put up the Christmas decorations. But how quickly and easily they all came down.

gravity

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Dopamine Fish  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:33:47am

re: #330 Teddy’s Person

From January 20 of this year, and I find it as evergreen and apropos today as it was then:

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Teddy's Person  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:35:51am
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:36:37am

re: #310 ckkatz

A friend was just remarking on how difficult and time consuming it was to put up the Christmas decorations. But how quickly and easily they all came down.

Destruction is always easier than creation.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:39:45am

re: #334 Belafon

Destruction is always easier than creation.

This is the GQP’s mission.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:41:14am

re: #328 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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But he still felt good!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:42:05am

This is a good example of what that Repug operative was referring to when he was caught advising fellow shills to go “full retard.”
The average Repug peasant does not know how close Biden’s home in Greenville Delaware is to DC, or that it’s a half hour jaunt by helicopter. It is stupid to pretend that every such visit is a “vacation” equivalent to Trump’s many trips to Florida.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:43:14am

re: #312 lawhawk

If they show up at the ER and get tested, that counts. That’s a ER space. Even if the reason they came was from a car accident, the efforts to separate from others and make sure person is safe to be discharged is time and effort straining resources on hospital staff that is already stretched thin.

in 2018 (pre-covid) i took mrsdm to the ER at midnight
she had severe chest pains
they ruled out heart issues pretty quick then whisked us both into a negative pressure clean room

many hours later, masked, gowned etc, they told us they thought she had TB

thus began the odyssey that led us to where we are today

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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:43:27am

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:43:57am

re: #313 Belafon

Plague ship update:

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i read they went from like 200 reported cases in a two week period to over 5,000

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:44:34am

Ok. Cobra Kai Season 4 is great so far.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:46:01am

re: #326 BigPapa

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gop confuses the word ‘location’ with ‘vacation’

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Teddy's Person  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:50:18am

Trump’s weekly trips to his properties did not piss me off because he was on “vacation.” He did as little work as possible whatever his location. It pissed me off because he funneled taxpayer money into his properties.

edited for grammar

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:52:48am

re: #342 Dangerman

gop confuses the word ‘location’ with ‘vacation’

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I used to commute almost the distance he is from DC 2 - 3 times a week when I was working for UPMC. It is only a 2 hour drive, and like someone mentioned, a very short helicopter trip.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:54:04am

.

(I have read that the Egyptians in some cases reportedly did apply moldy bread to certain wounds. I’m not sure how often it successfully worked, though. And not sure about the eating part.)

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:06:35am

re: #345 ckkatz

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(I have read that the Egyptians in some cases reportedly did apply moldy bread to certain wounds. I’m not sure how often it successfully worked, though. And not sure about the eating part.)

It would be interesting to know. We do take penicillin orally.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:09:17am

re: #345 ckkatz

Didn’t know about that. The ancient Egyptians used honey in making ointments to treat skin and eye diseases. Honey was also used to cover a wound or a burn or a slash, or something like that, because nothing could grow on it - so it was a natural bandage.

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:12:03am

Here is a drone photo of my sister’s neighborhood in Louisville. Her house is gone. They are safe but lost everything.

Fuck.

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Dopamine Fish  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:14:08am

re: #348 A Cranky One

Here is a drone photo of my sister’s neighborhood in Louisville. Her house is gone. They are safe but lost everything.

[Embedded content]

Fuck.

I’m sorry to hear that. Let us know how we can help.

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ipsos  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:14:29am

re: #348 A Cranky One

I’m so sorry. I can’t even imagine how devastating this must be.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:19:13am

re: #348 A Cranky One

Floods and fires take things that can never be replaced. But they are safe and that is the most important thing.
I know right now dealing with so much is very hard. But they are safe.

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:24:14am

No comment.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:25:43am

went to one of the too big to fail bank websites to dispute a credit card transaction

half way through their system hangs
so i try incognito mode
nope
i get some cryptic ‘PEGA’ message “There has been an issue; please consult your system administrator”

sure this is definitely my problem

so i fire up the windows machine and the same thing happens
i’ve wasted 45 minutes on this

and it’s odd because i disputed another transaction about an hour ago no problem (in incognito mode)

get on the phone and navigate the idiocy until a live person comes on
oh wait, not live, a recording.
‘our systems are being updated so i cant access your account, please call back in two hours’

you couldnt just post that in plain simple english on the website?
i’m a retired half techie - i know what’s going on, but most people?
the confusion. the frustration, the rage…..

it’s a recurring charge (i caught the first charge) to some gamer site.
i don’t game.
and i’m not calling them because i’d have to give them enough info to ID me, and the credit card.

so i guess it’s time for a 2 hour lunch

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:27:29am

re: #351 nines09

Thanks all for the kind thoughts.

While my sister and BIL are safe, the situation is made worse by the fact they are both severely immunocomprised (Lupus and he has leukemia) and so were extremely isolated. Now they are at high risk of exposure to Covid.

2021 just couldn’t end quietly.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:27:44am

re: #344 Eventual Carrion

I used to commute almost the distance he is from DC 2 - 3 times a week when I was working for UPMC. It is only a 2 hour drive, and like someone mentioned, a very short helicopter trip.

its an asinine argument anyway

most presidents, with one clear exception, work no matter where they are

even gwb probably worked when he wasnt ‘clearing brush’

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:28:20am

re: #329 Eclectic Cyborg

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Now that’s just gonna wake me up from a sound sleep.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:28:39am

re: #323 No Malarkey!

Bob Tombadil.

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:32:19am

re: #354 A Cranky One

2021 be all like

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nines09  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:34:36am

re: #354 A Cranky One

At least they are in a reasonably sane part of Colorado.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:36:33am

“…It has never been easier to publish a scholarly article on the profession of arms, whether in one of our many journals or on any one of numerous military blogs. All of you managed to find venues to publish your resignation letters talking about all the great ideas you couldn’t find ways to circulate. None of us can figure out why you couldn’t just publish your actual ideas instead.

In conclusion, we hope that you have gained something from your time in the active duty military, where even now someone just as unique as you is stepping up to do the job you would have been doing, though probably not in quite the same way you would have.”

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:36:38am

re: #352 Sherlock Hound

No comment.

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He was just following the orders of the sign. They interrupted him before he could get to the “Go” part.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:38:09am

re: #348 A Cranky One

Here is a drone photo of my sister’s neighborhood in Louisville. Her house is gone. They are safe but lost everything.

[Embedded content]

Fuck.

There is an old Yiddish saying, נאך א פייער ווירד מען רייך “After a fire, you become wealthy.”

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:42:54am

re: #361 Eventual Carrion

He was just following the orders of the sign. They interrupted him before he could get to the “Go” part.

I heard of another chain called “Zip And Go”. I usually read that as “Unzip and Go”.
///

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:50:25am

re: #347 Dr Lizardo

Didn’t know about that. The ancient Egyptians used honey in making ointments to treat skin and eye diseases. Honey was also used to cover a wound or a burn or a slash, or something like that, because nothing could grow on it - so it was a natural bandage.

Sugar also pulls fluid out of swollen tissues.

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gocart mozart  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:52:52am
366
Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:53:25am
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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:54:36am

Corgi attack.

And all the kids were there…

Deep edge after the rain.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:56:02am

New Stonekettle: new published story
stonekettle.com

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:56:11am

re: #366 Dave In Austin

“…A very rare and interesting ancient find which perfectly describes early wallets was the example of one of the oldest examples of a wallet found In the world belonging to Otzi the Iceman. Experts believe this example of ancient human existence being from around 3,300BC.

These ancient human remains were found with a coin purse attached to his hip.”
all-ett.com

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:57:09am

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “found himself in a predicament this week that would make any parent working in politics nervous: an outspoken teenage daughter with a TikTok account,” the Dallas Morning News reports.

“Answering questions from followers on the social media application about the pros and cons of being related to a U.S. senator, Cruz’s 13-year-old daughter said she liked traveling and receiving candy and gifts in the mail. But she expressed dislike for her security detail, which she said follows her around her neighborhood and to her friends’ homes.”

Said Caroline Cruz: “A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance, but I really disagree with most of his views.”

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:04:05am

just spoke to a friend

she wont get the booster
got the 2 pfizers

the second shot left her with severe long term arm pain and limited motion.
basically she cant raise her arms over her shoulders or head
started the day after #2
it’s been months and she says she still has real limitations

maybe the shot did it, maybe not
she hasnt seen a doctor

it’s the (il)logic of it all i cant get
first pfizer, no problem
second pfizer, problem (possibly - and not even a medical diagnosis)

it’s a sample size of 2 and 50/50
but no booster because she will react as she did to the second shot.
not even considering the moderna

i dont argue or persuade. not my style. at least she got the two.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:05:06am

re: #371 Dangerman

she hasnt seen a doctor

I think I would have made that appointment after one week.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:06:14am

re: #366 Dave In Austin

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Maybe if Jesus did have a wallet he would be a little better with his money and wouldn’t need his mouthpieces on Earth always asking for more.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:06:49am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:09:15am

re: #354 A Cranky One

Thanks all for the kind thoughts.

While my sister and BIL are safe, the situation is made worse by the fact they are both severely immunocomprised (Lupus and he has leukemia) and so were extremely isolated. Now they are at high risk of exposure to Covid.

2021 just couldn’t end quietly.

This whole pandemic has certainly made me realize advances in medical science have helped the immunocompromised live longer, more-or-less normal lives.

Because when I was a kid in the 1970s, being immunocompromised was pretty much a death sentence.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:13:19am

LOL

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:20:31am

re: #376 Dr Lizardo

Back in Victorian times pink was a color for little boys, not sure if blue was for girls, but I think I remember reading something saying it was awhile ago. I have a photo somewhere of my dad’s dad as a baby in a lacy white dress and fancy shoes and socks. That would have been early 1900s, maybe 1910 or a bit earlier.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:21:23am

I don’t know why some people today assume people 2,000 years ago were too stupid to figure out a way to carry small items.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:24:12am

re: #378 jaunte

I don’t know why some people today assume people 2,000 years ago were too stupid to figure out a way to carry small items.

I’d imagine they probably had something similar to this:

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:24:19am

re: #353 Dangerman

went to one of the too big to fail bank websites to dispute a credit card transaction

half way through their system hangs
so i try incognito mode
nope
i get some cryptic ‘PEGA’ message “There has been an issue; please consult your system administrator”

sure this is definitely my problem

so i fire up the windows machine and the same thing happens
i’ve wasted 45 minutes on this

and it’s odd because i disputed another transaction about an hour ago no problem (in incognito mode)

get on the phone and navigate the idiocy until a live person comes on
oh wait, not live, a recording.
‘our systems are being updated so i cant access your account, please call back in two hours’

you couldnt just post that in plain simple english on the website?
i’m a retired half techie - i know what’s going on, but most people?
the confusion. the frustration, the rage…..

it’s a recurring charge (i caught the first charge) to some gamer site.
i don’t game.
and i’m not calling them because i’d have to give them enough info to ID me, and the credit card.

so i guess it’s time for a 2 hour lunch

OK, I have so many questions because this kind of issue is exactly the kind of thing I deal with at work on a daily basis. This is a tl;dr but if you want some insight into how tech failures are handled at a major corporation, go ahead and read.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:25:48am

re: #379 Dr Lizardo

Maybe we’ll discover that Trump is Aramaic slang for cutpurse.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:26:38am

Opinion: Mitch McConnell’s un-conservative plea to the Supreme Court
Ruth Marcus
washingtonpost.com

Spare me the Republican pieties about the horror of activist judges legislating from the bench. These days, judicial activism in the service of conservative causes is not just acceptable — it’s openly encouraged. Witness a new Supreme Court brief from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). …

They urge the court to use this case not simply to strike down the loan repayment provision but also to junk what is left of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), also known as McCain-Feingold. Encouraging the court to engage in what amounts to judicial euthanasia, the brief asserts that the act has been so disfigured over the years that it should be put out of its misery. …

And McConnell asserts that the key remaining part of the law, its ban on unlimited “soft money” contributions to political parties, is “not long for this world,” given that four justices were willing to strike down the soft-money rules in 2003 and that the court is far more conservative now. But law is not fortune-telling, and the justices aren’t psychics, imagining now how they would rule on future cases.
I doubt that the court, even this court, will take up McConnell’s invitation. But it’s telling that the minority leader, self-described “respected senior statesman” and supposed friend of the court, would have the gall to issue it.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:28:41am
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JC1  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:35:05am

re: #107 Eclectic Cyborg

Happy to hear Swalwell talked him off the ledge so to speak. But holy shit, a not small percentage of this country is totally losing its fucking mind.

Dude was from Vancouver Canada.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:43:26am

re: #378 jaunte

I don’t know why some people today assume people 2,000 years ago were too stupid to figure out a way to carry small items.

Today’s stupid people think everyone was/is like them

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:48:57am

re: #380 mmmirele

OK, I have so many questions because this kind of issue is exactly the kind of thing I deal with at work on a daily basis. This is a tl;dr but if you want some insight into how tech failures are handled at a major corporation, go ahead and read.

[Embedded content]

Not you or yours

More on the new thread

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 31, 2021 • 12:38:08pm

re: #264 Dangerman

a little more even handed

That is because The Corps is the true religion.

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 31, 2021 • 1:35:58pm

re: #371 Dangerman

just spoke to a friend

she wont get the booster
got the 2 pfizers

the second shot left her with severe long term arm pain and limited motion.
basically she cant raise her arms over her shoulders or head
started the day after #2
it’s been months and she says she still has real limitations

maybe the shot did it, maybe not
she hasnt seen a doctor

it’s the (il)logic of it all i cant get
first pfizer, no problem
second pfizer, problem (possibly - and not even a medical diagnosis)

it’s a sample size of 2 and 50/50
but no booster because she will react as she did to the second shot.
not even considering the moderna

i dont argue or persuade. not my style. at least she got the two.

That “side effect” is covered if she had moved forward with a report and medical help. The quotes are because she likely got jabbed in the cartilage not muscle. Injection misfire, not a vaccine thing.


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