Dance Into 2022 With a Video From 2014: Architecture in Helsinki, “I Might Survive”

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They’ve been around for years but I just discovered this groovy Aussie outfit with the high-brow name. This video is made of pure fun.

I Might Survive features on Architecture in Helsinki’s album NOW + 4EVA.

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Vinyl and CD- jbhifionline.com.au

Video directed by Andrew Goldsmith for Oh Yeah Wow.
Choreography by Lucy McRae.
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Teddy's Person  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:06:45pm

Your moment of joy on this new year’s eve.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:08:08pm

New Year in six more hours here.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:10:17pm

re: #303 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, many of the Trumper GOP do indeed act like a death cult.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:11:58pm

CL’d …

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:12:50pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:14:50pm

The (almost biennial) Pew survey, which they published some time ago, still generating headlines:

I’ve posted on the Pew (and Gallup) surveys before over the years.

What the Pew survey tells us is that “atheists” are not growing in share of the US population. “Agnostics” are growing, but the big growth is in “nothing in particular”.

It’s that last category that is telling us something more about American society, more than about religion.

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plansbandc  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:15:01pm

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In our mythical time zone.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:19:59pm

Mrsdm and her mom, who I call pom-in-law, for poor old mom… Are so clever

Xmas tree earrings made out of buttons

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:22:41pm

re: #8 Dangerman

That is very creative.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:23:36pm

re: #9 PhillyPretzel

That is very creative.

Mrsdm is brilliant ;-)

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:26:02pm

re: #8 Dangerman

Those are cute! My grandma had some she embroidered on bits of window screen of some sort. She had beads and glitter and sparkly thread and stuff. There may have been a necklace too, I am pretty sure there was.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:27:31pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:29:15pm

re: #12 jaunte

That is a good one.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:35:49pm

7:35 pm and the explosions are starting.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:42:28pm

One seeming contradiction between Pew and Gallup is that the latter discovered that the share of “evangelical” (fundamentalists) have not decreased, while Pew is saying there is a big drop-off in those saying they are “Christian”.

Something has happened: fundamentalism has not only not waned but increased a bit under Trump. Trump, who as Charles rightly described as an incurious clod, is very good at being a con-man.

In that role he has been able to move American Christian fundamentalism more towards political extremism. “Christian” is now a political label for reactionary right-wing beliefs.

That’s to the dismay of the more cautious once-called-“mainline” Christian organizations, who are losing numbers.

Also - even with all the Spanish speaking immigrants it turns out that Catholicism is not growing in share of the US population. Turns out the young’uns from those Spanish speaking immigrants are not so keen to be part of the RC religion.

We humans are inherently religious (witness: invention of religions.)

But there is quite a stigma now attached to old religious organizations, and that is a brand-defeater for said organizations.

Thus the rise of the “others” or “nothing in particular”. People who don’t want to be atheists (for reasons never quite articulated in those polls) but also don’t want to be labeled by old branding.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:43:48pm

re: #14 jaunte

7:35 pm and the explosions are starting.

As long as said explosions are not from bits of a comet hitting the planet, we should be ok.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:44:55pm

Liquor bottles are open at the Cyborg home now and I’m about to down one for Betty. 👍🏼

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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:48:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:51:11pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:51:58pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:53:13pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

If these fuckers don’t do time, every prison in the country should be razed.

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No Malarkey!  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:54:43pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:55:10pm

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And by the time he was 35, wasn’t taking up any healthcare resources.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:55:40pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:57:10pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Damned if that doesn’t look like a vast right-wing conspiracy.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 5:58:42pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

The neighbor kids actually came over today to let us know they were having people over. They’re good kids, I just don’t see them much. Not enough to know their last names even. I mentioned fireworks don’t go over with Cleo and they promised they would not use them. So far they have kept to that, they are cooking on the grill and have music playing and I can’t hear anything from inside. Other neighbors however are not so considerate. Lots of fireworks and what sounds to be the occasional gunshot. Yay. But at least it’s not close. Cleo is under the coffee table sleeping on my husband’s feet, lol. I have a feeling it’s going to get loud here in a couple of hours.

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:00:48pm

re: #8 Dangerman

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Mrsdm and her mom, who I call pom-in-law, for poor old mom… Are so clever

Xmas tree earrings made out of buttons

Does your pom-in-law have a Swedish butter cookie tin filled with buttons? I have one.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:01:08pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:01:18pm

re: #23 jaunte

And by the time he was 35, wasn’t taking up any healthcare resources.

Do you appreciate what it does to the tetrarch’s tax collection model when you come back from the fukn’ dead?

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:02:46pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

Damned if that doesn’t look like a vast right-wing conspiracy.

Someone should have warned us earlier that that is how they operate.

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EstebanTornado1963  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:04:12pm

It’s only 4pm here on Oahu and the fireworks have already started.
It’s gonna be like a war zone tonight

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:05:27pm

re: #31 EstebanTornado1963

It’s only 4pm here on Oahu and the fireworks have already started.
It’s gonna be like a war zone tonight

So “after midnight” someplace…..?

? UTC +8 ?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:05:28pm

re: #31 EstebanTornado1963

It’s only 4pm here on Oahu and the fireworks have already started.
It’s gonna be like a war zone tonight

Whines sound a little thin when they start out: “It’s only 4pm here on Oahu”.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:10:48pm

Son2 put a litre of LGF’s favorite, Chimay, in my stocking. With the wired cork and all, it seemed rather festive, so that’s what I’m doing for a festive solo NY.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:16:18pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:16:57pm
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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:17:10pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:26:28pm

Damn. That stuff’s 9% alcohol. It has a Government Warning on the back, but it’s not signed by Fauci, so all is good.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:27:59pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Kind of ready to see heads-in-baskets, myself.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:30:01pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:31:32pm

My neighborhood has turned into a free fire zone

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:31:36pm

re: #35 jaunte

This one is fucking amazing too…and totally NOT PC.

Golden Girls - Eddie the Aqua Midget

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:34:06pm

re: #41 Dave In Austin

My neighborhood has turned into a free fire zone

It’s building here. If the neighbors can keep this rate of fire for another three and a half hours, I’ll be impressed by their logistics chain.

edit for time correction.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:34:43pm

re: #35 jaunte

That is wonderful. OMG 😆

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:39:53pm

It would be good to see Houston enforce this a few times.

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:42:45pm

re: #27 mmmirele

Does your pom-in-law have a Swedish butter cookie tin filled with buttons? I have one.

Im not sure but I would not be surprised at all

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Teddy's Person  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:44:55pm
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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:46:12pm

re: #46 Dangerman

Im not sure but I would not be surprised at all

I will report!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:46:28pm

re: #47 Teddy’s Person

Jimmah has got to outlive that damned worm.

cartercenter.org

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:47:51pm

re: #34 Decatur Deb

Son2 put a litre of LGF’s favorite, Chimay, in my stocking. With the wired cork and all, it seemed rather festive, so that’s what I’m doing for a festive solo NY.

Daughter has been on a Belgian beer kick, today we shared Chimay blue, delirium red and Gulden Draak.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 6:51:50pm

Stupid-ass Livongo blood-sugar meter only works with T-Mobile - appears these jokers need to enter into a roaming agreement with AT&T to get good coverage.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:13:14pm

Jelena McWilliams, the Trump-appointed head of the FDIC has announced she is stepping down in February rather than finish her term into 2023.

dailykos.com

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:18:06pm

Hmmmmm…..

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:18:14pm

re: #52 Belafon

Jelena McWilliams, the Trump-appointed head of the FDIC has announced she is stepping down in February rather than finish her term into 2023.

dailykos.com

…because apparently she couldn’t take the heat from all those dems

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:18:18pm
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, is now under federal indictment in Iowa, after making a 1,700-mile journey from his home outside Sacramento, Ca. to rural Cass County. The area is where an Iowa sheriff’s deputy stopped Xiong on Interstate 80 for driving aggressively and weaving out of traffic.

The suspect compiled “a list of evil individuals he intended to kill, which included but is not limited to the following politicians and public figures: Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Mark Zuckerberg.”

In an affidavit first filed under seal, prosecutors included details from Xiong’s initial encounter with Iowa law enforcement, including his belief in bizarre, deluded and discredited conspiracy theories.

“Xiong began to attempt to control the conversation and began talking about his disapproval for the government due to the sex abuse of children, some of which that has occurred by President Biden,” a local sheriff’s deputy said.

“When concluding the interview, Xiong stated that nothing would stop him from carrying out his plan of gaining access to the White House and killing the persons on his ‘hit list,’” the criminal complaint read.

“He added that if released from custody he would immediately resume traveling to the White House in Washington, D.C. and ‘do whatever it takes’ to complete his plan.”

He had money in the car to pay his funeral expenses.

wusa9.com

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Dangerman  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:21:09pm

re: #52 Belafon

Jelena McWilliams, the Trump-appointed head of the FDIC has announced she is stepping down in February rather than finish her term into 2023.

dailykos.com

Apparently born in Yugoslavia is ok with trump et al but Soviet Kazakhstan not so much…

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:21:44pm

re: #53 Captain Magic

Clearly the most important issue in this story is Piers Morgan’s reputation.

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:22:24pm

re: #55 Belafon

He had money in the car to pay his funeral expenses.

wusa9.com

Maybe he can use it to pay his lawyer….

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:31:13pm

re: #57 jaunte

Clearly the most important issue in this story is Piers Morgan’s reputation.

Piers Morgan has a reputation? Could have fooled me, especially since he crawled up Murdoch’s asshole and starting felch it…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:32:25pm

re: #51 Captain Magic

Stupid-ass Livongo blood-sugar meter only works with T-Mobile - appears these jokers need to enter into a roaming agreement with AT&T to get good coverage.

I’ll bite:

a) Why would anyone want to buy a glucose meter that works on cell phone service?
b) If it only works on T-Mobile, it won’t work in Nebraska. You need a regular one here.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:34:41pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They might have not realized that when they bought it…or when the doctor recommended it.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:41:36pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

a) Why would anyone want to buy a glucose meter that works on cell phone service?
b) If it only works on T-Mobile, it won’t work in Nebraska. You need a regular one here.

I didn’t buy it, it was provided by my employer’s healthcare plan as a freebie. Livongo is just cheap when they entered into their agreement with T-Mobile by not providing for a roaming agreement.

Now I have a cellphone signal booster, which may fix this -I’ll futz with it this weekend.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:44:07pm

re: #62 Captain Magic

What would you recommend as a cell phone booster? I live in a spot where I’m lucky to get 1-2 bars.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:45:08pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Those don’t need a finger stick for each blood sugar test. There’s an app on your phone that will sound an alarm if blood sugar goes too high or low, and a simple click over the sensor on your arm gives you a reading in a couple seconds. It also keeps track of history for your doc. Part of the problem with diabetes care is getting people to understand how important it is to measure your blood sugar regularly throughout the day so insulin and/or other meds can be adjusted to keep things under control. Diabetes does cumulative damage, the more control you can get over it the better off your future health will end up being. You don’t need a high end phone or high powered internet for it to work. My husband’s actually works through Bluetooth.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:47:38pm

re: #63 retired cynic

What would you recommend as a cell phone booster? I live in a spot where I’m lucky to get 1-2 bars.
Wilson Amplifiers has every combination you could look for.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:47:54pm

re: #65 Captain Magic

Thank you!

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:50:09pm

re: #66 retired cynic

Holy cow! That’s way out of my pocketbook reach. I sure would like to have a heavy duty one, for sure, but there is just no possible way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 7:53:23pm

re: #67 retired cynic

Holy cow! That’s way out of my pocketbook reach. I sure would like to have a heavy duty one, for sure, but there is just no possible way.

Indeed. Booster types and cost vary widely. Typically a decent one will set you back a few hundred at least.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:01:22pm

re: #67 retired cynic

Best Buy sells one of their units for $400, and I find that model actually works. WE had a DIRECTV and it ran on a separate cable, so I plan on using that and stick the antenna on a 10’ piece of PVC tubing, pointing at the tower that I have maps for.

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:03:13pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’ll bite:

a) Why would anyone want to buy a glucose meter that works on cell phone service?
b) If it only works on T-Mobile, it won’t work in Nebraska. You need a regular one here.

I have the same meter. I didn’t buy it. It’s part of my health plan. I also get test strips as part of the plan. Test strips are fucking EXPENSIVE (can be well over a dollar a strip and some people need to test frequently) and coded to a particular maker’s meter.

Oh, and the meter *works* for its intended purpose, which is to test blood sugar. It just can’t upload your test data to Livongo if you’re away from cell service. I don’t recall having an issue with it when I was in Japan in 2018 and 2019. And to be perfectly honest, the fact that I didn’t have to write down my numbers made it much more likely I was going to test my blood sugar on a regular basis. I’m far more compliant after I got this meter.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:04:18pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

The $400 unit works well.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:08:37pm

re: #70 mmmirele

It just can’t upload your test data to Livongo if you’re away from cell service. I don’t recall having an issue with it when I was in Japan in 2018 and 2019.

I am in a cellular toilet when it comes to coverage - with both Verizon and T-Mobile i used microcells to give me 5x5 coverage. Nowadays, they use WiFi coverage to make up for the lack of cell coverage.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:33:23pm
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CleverToad  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:39:26pm

Early New Year’s wishes from Mountain Time, since I don’t think I’m going to be awake at midnight. Four inches of much-needed but badly-timed snow on my back deck; 18 degrees and dropping fast. Hope this at least puts out the fires northwest of here.

“She adjusted the feathered band of her flapper headdress and held her champagne glass up high. “Seven… Six… Five… Four… Three… Two… One… Happy New Year, you guys, 2019 is over at last, dead and done with thank the Lord! Here’s to 2020 — new year, new decade, new President please heaven. It’s got to be an improvement…”

I wrote that in mid-2020 when it was becoming clear that the year was NOT going to turn out as hoped. Pleased with the President, but the decade is getting a one-star review so far. Looking at 2022 with a skeptical eye and hoping the phrase “Hold my beer” doesn’t come up yet again.

I expect that we’ll be able to read any contemporary novel from here on out and be able to tell if it was written Before or After this pandemic. It will be like a book copyrighted in 1939 — the reader approaches it with a frame of reference that includes changes the author couldn’t possibly have predicted.

Here’s to putting 2021 in the rear-view mirror, finally. See you folks next year.

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Captain Magic  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:39:42pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:41:30pm

I have begun my annual consumption of cheap California champagne as Shelby (my boxer) cowers on the floor next to me. She is not a fan of fireworks. It’s not anything close to July 4th bad right now. Odysseus (beagle) appears to be asleep on the couch

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:47:12pm

OK, Katy Perry and her backup dancers are performing on CNN literally dressed as trash, garbage, refuse.
I am not sure what the New Years message is here

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:48:09pm

re: #76 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I have begun my annual consumption of cheap California champagne as Shelby (my boxer) cowers on the floor next to me. She is not a fan of fireworks. It’s not anything close to July 4th bad right now. Odysseus (beagle) appears to be asleep on the couch

Luckily, my dogs aren’t affected by the fireworks (my last doggo would have needed to be put in her kennel with blankets covering it and a fan to drown out the noise), but that didn’t stop me from complaining on NextDoor about how people don’t seem to care about pets or people with PTSD.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:51:21pm
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JC1  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:52:13pm

re: #63 retired cynic

What would you recommend as a cell phone booster? I live in a spot where I’m lucky to get 1-2 bars.

TMobile actually does a good job with Voice over WiFi. I lived in an area with 0 cell service but with internet service, and it worked pretty well.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:53:43pm

Not really safe for work, but what…?

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:55:05pm

re: #81 Belafon

why??

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 8:58:06pm

re: #82 retired cynic

why??

And just to finish it off, where?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:00:09pm

Happy New Year from Brooklyn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:00:16pm

re: #81 Belafon

Not really safe for work, but what…?

[Embedded content]

Dracula Family Diaorama(sp)

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(((Archangel1)))  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:01:02pm

re: #35 jaunte

[Embedded content]

The full scene is even better, especially seeing them crack up further and then do their best to return to character after the improv nuke she dropped on the two of them.

The Great Herring War

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:02:01pm

re: #79 Belafon

[Embedded content]

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:02:38pm

re: #83 Belafon

And just to finish it off, where?

Apparently somewhere in Calgary, Alberta.

Oh, and the fireworks are completely out of control here. It’s very noisy and the worst New Years in the almost 15 years I’ve lived here.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:03:37pm

re: #87 BeachDem

An amazing picture of her in the replies:

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:12:36pm

Happy New Year Lizards! May this year see us all doing better and feeling more love and hope.

The immediate next door neighbors kept their promise to not use the fireworks. The rest of the neighborhood not so much. It sounds like a war zone. Cleo is still under the coffee table as close to my husband as she can get without getting up on the couch. What the actual fuck is the fascination is with fireworks I have no idea. They are pretty in moderation, but they do not have to have the boom part for that to happen. It’s obnoxious.

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plansbandc  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:22:06pm

Happy New Year everyone. We still have an hour and forty minutes to go, but the neighborhood fireworks are going strong. We’re also getting a little precipitation.

Hope 2022 is an improvement.

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:23:02pm

re: #81 Belafon

Not really safe for work, but what…?

[Embedded content]

Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your heir. Oh wait, I meant hair. Damn it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:26:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:41:17pm
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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:43:30pm

I know he wasn’t Betty White, but now I’m doubly sad to see that Sam Jones died Thursday night. He was one of the Celtics during the dream years, and he lived in my hometown—was a fantastic player and a wonderful person.

espn.com

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:46:51pm
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:48:25pm

LOL

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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:50:05pm

Also, out of nowhere, and because I have the munchies like a mofo, I am still not happy about the lack of taco trucks on every corner. Damned republicans couldn’t even get that right. Fuckers.

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wrenchwench  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:56:02pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2021 • 9:57:41pm

*sigh*

So I was supposed to have tonight and tomorrow off, but instead I’m here working because my supervisor lost two aunts (including one that was practically a mother to her) to COVID just two days before Christmas. So I’m year ringing in the new year dealing with assholes who will be gone by Monday, but tonight will be asking for everything under the sun and generally annoying the fuck out of me.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:02:34pm

Happy New Years from the DFW area. They’re setting fireworks off at Reunion Tower (the big ball on a stick if you have seen the Dallas Skyline).

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:05:21pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

That whole sequence is hilarious.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:05:37pm

re: #100 Targetpractice

*sigh*

So I was supposed to have tonight and tomorrow off, but instead I’m here working because my supervisor lost two aunts (including one that was practically a mother to her) to COVID just two days before Christmas. So I’m year ringing in the new year dealing with assholes who will be gone by Monday, but tonight will be asking for everything under the sun and generally annoying the fuck out of me.

I’m on shift tonight too. Only 80% tonight and the party was cancelled thank god. 2 arrivals left and I have rewash to do. Bleah.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:05:49pm

re: #101 Belafon

Happy New Years from the DFW area. They’re setting fireworks off at Reunion Tower (the big ball on a stick if you have seen the Dallas Skyline).

Fireworks or is JFK jr returning?

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:06:27pm

re: #101 Belafon

And my kids are complaining about the sucky music being played. I do have to agree. While Cool and the Gang was good, it went down hill rapidly.

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wrenchwench  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:06:33pm

re: #102 Belafon

That whole sequence is hilarious.

Is this the start?

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:08:03pm

re: #106 wrenchwench

Yep.

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darthstar  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:08:52pm

Happy New Year to everyone except this bug and his two buddies… They’re screwed. But delicious…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:09:01pm

In addition to “Legislative Hero” and “Legislative Shitmuffin” of the Year, Wonkette asks the question “Why didn’t we ever have this category before?” and proudly announces:

Mike Lindell, You Are 2021’s Lunatic Of The Year! (goes to so much crazy)

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:09:41pm

re: #106 wrenchwench

Yes. But I haven’t seen anything since the announcement that he was about to start. Hmmm… :)

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:10:16pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:15:03pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:16:24pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

This just in:

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:17:58pm

Fairly uneventful NYE here in the east. A few fireworks, didn’t hear any shots.

And to our lizards working this evening, best wishes.

I remember being at a hotel at NYE some years ago and realizing at 11:30pm that I had remembered the bottle of wine. (And the champagne.) But had forgotten the corkscrew. The hotel desk person located and lent me a corkscrew within 5 minutes. I was impressed and appreciative.

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:18:56pm

re: #103 William Lewis

I’m on shift tonight too. Only 80% tonight and the party was cancelled thank god. 2 arrivals left and I have rewash to do. Bleah.

We’re just over 93%, but at least this year management was smart enough to require a 2 day length of stay for reservs checking in tonight, in order to ward off most of the partiers who would have just left housekeeping and maintenance cleaning up wrecked rooms tomorrow.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:28:26pm

“You have finished 2021. Now loading 2021 Expert Mode….”

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:32:18pm

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“You have finished 2021. Now loading 2021 Expert Mode….”

Damnit, where’d I put those cheat codes…?

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:33:56pm

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“You have finished 2021. Now loading 2021 Expert Mode….”

Yanks power cord from wall & puts a full mag from the AK into the PC…

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:35:35pm

I hear the buzzer of the dryer. Which means. to paraphrase Semisonic it’s “Folding time”.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:37:41pm

I clicked on one of those clickbait links, this one about some of the actresses in Harry Potter who have grown up. One them listed is Afshan Azad, who played Ron’s date to the dance in The Goblet of Fire. She tried out on a whim, and hasn’t done any acting after all the Harry Potter movies. The wild thing is what happened to her later:

Manchester Crown Court heard Ashraf Azad launched a “prolonged and nasty” attack on Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil in the hit films.

She was punched repeatedly and dragged by her hair after being overheard talking to her Hindu boyfriend.

Mr Azad, 28, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The court previously heard how Miss Azad, 22, was branded a “prostitute” and “slag” and was told: “Marry a Muslim or you die.”

The actress fled the family home in Longsight, south Manchester, through a bedroom window after the attack on 21 May 2010.

Richard Vardon QC, prosecuting, said Azad confronted his sister who ended the call, hid the phone and sim card and then sat on her bed before the defendant barged in and began shouting at her.

“He then grabbed her hair and threw her across the room,” the prosecutor said.

Mr Vardon said the actress was pushed on to her father’s bed, with her brother shouting: “Sort your daughter out! She’s a slag!”

Azad then grabbed his sister by the neck and began to throttle her, the court heard.

The victim’s mother and sister-in-law then entered the bedroom as the family discussed what to do with her, the court was told.

Mr Vardon said her father, Abul, 53, suggested sending her back to Bangladesh for an arranged marriage, while her mother called her a “prostitute”.

Miss Azad’s father sent her to bed, but she fled the house the next day.

She’s married now, and has a kid. I don’t think the husband is who she was assaulted over, since they had a Muslim marriage, but there’s no information about that.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:42:33pm

re: #119 William Lewis

I hear the buzzer of the dryer. Which means. to paraphrase Semisonic it’s “Folding time”.

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:47:39pm

Ah, it wouldn’t be a holiday weekend without the dulcet tones of police sirens through the night.

//

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:49:19pm

I haven’t heard a firework yet, which is fine with me. I might even get to bed at a reasonable hour.

Anyway, happy new year to all!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:53:51pm

re: #123 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I haven’t heard a firework yet, which is fine with me. I might even get to bed at a reasonable hour.

Anyway, happy new year to all!

No fireworks here either. Too cold.

I just had a wonderful dinner of Italian beef on rustic Italian bread. My wife is a wonderful cook. I think I’ll keep her for another year.

Seven more minutes and I can burn my calendars with prejudice.

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Cheechako  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:54:01pm

Looks like the annual Mendenhall Valley war is starting to heat up. So far, just a few small skirmishes with small caliber ammunition. A few rounds of larger artilitary can also be heard. Probably range calculation shots.

I thought the war might be cancelled due to weather, but I guess not. Currently it’s snowing hard with the temps in the high 20’s. Hard to keep your powder dry.

For the past two weeks we’ve had a day or two of 4-8 inches of snow followed by clear days and nights with the temps going down to the single digits. Then, wash and repeat.
The result is about 24” of snow on the ground with more coming this weekend.

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(((Archangel1)))  Dec 31, 2021 • 10:55:43pm

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“You have finished 2021. Now loading 2021 Expert Mode….”

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A Three Hour Tour  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:00:55pm

Here come the neighborhood fireworks.

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ckkatz  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:03:01pm

Well, it’s time for me to head to bed.

Annum Novum Faustum Felicem!
Wishing everybody a happy and a prosperous New Year

And thought for the day:

I sometimes wonder what happened to people who have asked me for directions…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:06:06pm
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plansbandc  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:07:23pm

Happy New Year! Big love to you all. <3

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:09:43pm

re: #130 plansbandc

Happy New Year! Big love to you all. <3

(3:40)

Fleetwood Mac - Big Love (Official Music Video)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:26:28pm

One of the stupider things that Republicans are spending $50,000,000 on to prosecute, now held over for a second year of harassment.

Missouri Gov Mike Parson Vows Reporter Who Found Sh*tty Coding In State Website Will PAY (Wonkette)

In case you forgot about this little bit of dipshittery, a new Website with a database of all Missouri school employees was started.

A reporter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch found that by right-clicking on the Website, you could see the source code of the page, which included all thee employees’ Social Security Numbers.

That reporter informed the state Department of Education so they could fix their Website and withheld his article from publication until the fix was completed.

Enter Gov. Mike Parson (R-idiot). He insists this is computer hacking and wants the reporter jailed and the newspaper fined. The FBI was called in, which says “no that is not hacking” and Parsons insists “yes it is.” The Missouri State Police were then called in to investigate since the FBI wouldn’t engage in a Republican witch hunt of a newspaper reporter.

That investigation is now complete and has been turned over to prosecutors to put the reporter on trial for hacking a state computer system and obtaining personal information through unauthorised access of a computer system.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:55:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2021 • 11:57:29pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I hope the reporter takes the Governor to the fucking cleaners.

That is all kinds of bullshit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:03:20am

re: #134 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope the reporter takes the Governor to the fucking cleaners.

That is all kinds of bullshit.

I hope everyone in that database takes him to the cleaners. Gov. Parson himself said anyone who made data public should be prosecuted.

On top of that, I hope the reporter does some more digging to find out how that contract was awarded and to who.

One thing noted at Wonkette is frequently on GOP fundraising sites you can right-click on the page and see the template used to determine which dark money group is funding it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:04:53am

New Cars Will Nickel-and-Dime You - It’s Automotive As A Service (Hackaday, December 30, 2021)

Every few years, someone pushing a startup to investors comes up with an acronym or buzzword which rapidly becomes the new hotness in those circles. One of the most pernicious is “as a Service,” which takes regular things and finds a way to charge you a regular fee to use them.

Automotive companies just absolutely loved the sound of this, and the industry is rapidly moving to implement subscription services across the board. Even if there’s hardware in your car for a given feature, you might find you now need to pay a monthly fee to use it. Let’s explore how this came about, and talk about which cars are affected. You might be surprised to find yours already on the list.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:14:32am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:20:01am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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At this point I have no idea what the F that means.

and with that, a good night.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:33:35am

re: #138 I Would Prefer Not To

At this point I have no idea what the F that means.

and with that, a good night.

That refers to the Queensland Chief Health Officer saying you’ll just have to live with Omicron. That message is being promulgated by Republicans in the USA as well.

It is the short version of “let the elderly, disabled, and health-compromised die for the economy.”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:38:13am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That refers to the Queensland Chief Health Officer saying you’ll just have to live with Omicron. That message is being promulgated by Republicans in the USA as well.

It is the short version of “let the elderly, disabled, and health-compromised die for the economy.”

I guess for people like me (all the vaxs/mask wearing/social distance) we can’t do much more. I saw my kids online for my birthday. I majority of the peeps in my world are the same. We are frustrated that we can’t get our fellow citizens to behave like adults and take their fuckin medicine.

now I’m really going to bed. really.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:39:35am

(4:05, Juice Media explaining why major parties want people to think hung parliaments are bad)

Honest Government Ad | Hung Parliament

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2022 • 12:44:38am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That refers to the Queensland Chief Health Officer saying you’ll just have to live with Omicron. That message is being promulgated by Republicans in the USA as well.

It is the short version of “let the elderly, disabled, and health-compromised die for the economy.”

It’s not just in the US; that message is being spread here in Czech Republic as well. Which invariably leads to Czechs, with their typical pitch-black humor, making jokes about “pension reform”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:03:28am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:04:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:08:10am
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Cheechako  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:10:45am

Not much of a war tonight. Lots of random rounds from different locations.

I think some of the warriors are just firing their weapons so they have a hot barrel to warm their hands.

Just like the Battle of the Bulge, snow and cold can sure slow down the fighting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:16:47am

re: #6 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The (almost biennial) Pew survey, which they published some time ago, still generating headlines:

I’ve posted on the Pew (and Gallup) surveys before over the years.

What the Pew survey tells us is that “atheists” are not growing in share of the US population. “Agnostics” are growing, but the big growth is in “nothing in particular”.

It’s that last category that is telling us something more about American society, more than about religion.

As has been pointed out about Pew’s survey questions on this subject before, there are a few problems.

The question of “are atheists growing in number” cannot be properly answered in the United States, because of the fear of openly admitting you are an atheist. Open admission leads to the destruction of families, throwing minor children on the street, harassment, and outright murder.

The question also misses the definitions of those terms.

Atheist: I do not believe any assertions of gods.
Agnostic: I do not know if gods exist or not.

A person who calls themselves an agnostic avoids the first problem (fear of violence), but is in effect an atheist. That person does not pray, does not worship, does not attend church.

The overwhelming majority of atheists describe themselves as “agnostic atheists” (they do not know if a god exists or not, and do not believe assertions that gods do exist). Those are actually two separate questions (knowledge and belief).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:20:17am

re: #146 Cheechako

Not much of a war tonight. Lots of random rounds from different locations.

I think some of the warriors are just firing their weapons so they have a hot barrel to warm their hands.

Just like the Battle of the Bulge, snow and cold can sure slow down the fighting.

Too cold here tonight for fireworks. It is currently -3°F (-19 Commie) here with snow. Wind chills are around -25°F.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:28:29am
London:

A video has surfaced on social media in which a fully masked man with a crossbow, identifying himself as an Indian Sikh, is seen declaring to “assassinate” Queen Elizabeth II to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe, days after an intruder armed with a crossbow was arrested at the monarch’s Windsor Castle.

The video, shared on Snapchat, is that of a fully masked man who identifies himself as Indian Sikh Jaswant Singh Chail and declares that he wants to “assassinate” the monarch in revenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, according to The Sun newspaper which obtained the video.

Meanwhile, the 19-year-old intruder, who has not yet been named by the Metropolitan Police, is now being held over mental health issues.

Scotland Yard officers were investigating the video reportedly linked to the intruder armed with a crossbow arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

(more at NDTV)

Probe Into Video Of Sikh Saying He’ll Assassinate Queen Over Jallianwala (December 28, 2021)

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:30:48am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(more at NDTV)

Probe Into Video Of Sikh Saying He’ll Assassinate Queen Over Jallianwala (December 28, 2021)

that kind of behavior doesn’t seem very Sikh-like.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:35:06am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Czechs like to pride themselves that they’re one of the most atheistic countries in Europe - indeed, the world. However, the reality is more complex. I’d say most Czechs are agnostics and broadly speaking, they have little patience with organized religion. That being said, they’re also big believers in all manner of woowoo and there’s strong general interest in Eastern religions/philosophies, which can lead to humorous paradoxes, such as that even though many Czechs could be described as Islamophobic (to greater or lesser degrees), they’re also fascinated by some of the more esoteric branches of Islam such as Sufism or the Isma’ilis or the Alevis…which perhaps shouldn’t be so surprising as Czechs are into mysticism on an individual spiritual level.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:37:38am

re: #150 sagehen

that kind of behavior doesn’t seem very Sikh-like.

There has been a spate of violence in the past couple weeks perpetrated by Sikhs.

In another incident a few days ago, a man was beaten to death for attempting to steal a Sikh holy sword. I suppose that would be roughly the equivalent of trying to steal a cross from a church and being beaten to death for it.

Sikhs in North America are generally not violent because they are a small minority religion. In areas where Sikhs are the majority, they are sometimes quite violent.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:46:10am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 1:56:21am

(0:33, Claudia Cruz also says she disagrees with most of her father’s views)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 2:33:10am

Preliminary evidence for an aversion to atheists in long-term mating domains in the Southern United States (Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, full study paper, October 13, 2021)

The abstract notes in their study of the most religious area of the USA (the Southeast), atheists are perceived as the least desirable for long-term relationships. That perception is ascribed to the widespread religious belief that atheists are untrustworthy in relationships.

Abstract

The centrality of religiosity in selecting long-term mates suggests atheism could be undesirable for that context. Given recent findings suggesting several positive stereotypes about atheists, a largely distrusted group, individuals could prefer atheists in mating domains not emphasizing long-term commitment (i.e., short-term mating). Two studies tasked U.S. participants with evaluating long-term and short-term mating desirability of theists and atheists while assessing perceptions of their personalities. Study 1 indicated atheists were more desirable in short-term mating than long-term mating, though this preference did not translate to being preferred over theists. The pre-registered Study 2 demonstrated this effect is specific to physically attractive targets. Atheists were further perceived as more prone to infidelity, especially when attractive. Results are framed from an evolutionary perspective while discussing anti-atheist prejudice.

That goes against statistics showing atheists are amongst the lowest divorce percentage of “religious” groups.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 2:55:14am

This is what winter was like in the US the year you were born (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, with photographs of the worst storms around the nation in each of the last hundred years)

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jeffreyw  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:07:10am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:08:14am

Winter storm warnings are going up in the counties immediately to the south.

Interstate 80 has winter storm warnings across the entire state.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:13:05am

The weather is really going to suck eggs from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania though, with severe thunderstorms across a wide swath of Dixie.

Weather Prediction Center Forecast Charts

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:33:52am

My wife and I received our mail ballots yesterday for our school district’s special election to recall two school board members.

The members (both R though elections are officially non-partisan) are alleged to have been involved in a scheme to divert school district money.

If the recall of either member is successful, the remaining board will appoint people from the school district to fill their remaining terms.

My town of 128 is divided between two school districts. That happened in 2005 when our town disestablished its school system and people were asked at that time which district they wanted to belong to for tax and attendance purposes; the previous owners of our house chose Leyton Public School, in Dalton in the next county south of us.

The school district map of my town looks like a checkerboard between Leyton and Bridgeport (our county seat).

The instructions on the ballots say we can mail them back, or we can return them to the Morrill County or Cheyenne County elections offices.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:47:56am

Thread, nine tweets. The relevant article at the Miami Herald does not have a paywall.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:53:36am

The MultiState Lottery company has upped the jackpot annuity for Saturday’s Powerball to an even $500M. Almost real money.

Reasons: sales appear to be more brisk than expected. And, the annuity interest rate jumped.

The interest rates inched down a bit a couple of weeks ago after surging in early December. Now it appears interest rates are on the march again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 3:54:51am

re: #162 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The MultiState Lottery company has upped the jackpot annuity for Saturday’s Powerball to an even $500M. Almost real money.

Reasons: sales appear to be more brisk than expected. And, the annuity interest rate jumped.

The interest rates inched down a bit a couple of weeks ago after surging in early December. Now it appears interest rates are on the march again.

I might have to brave the cold and buy a lotto ticket.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 1, 2022 • 4:03:47am

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s an impressive article, and how the paper presents its finding.

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 1, 2022 • 4:31:26am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The weather is really going to suck eggs from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania though, with severe thunderstorms across a wide swath of Dixie.

Weather Prediction Center Forecast Charts

Yeah, it’s raining here now and will only get heavier through the afternoon. A sucky way to start 2022.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 4:37:38am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 4:45:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:01:32am

re: #23 jaunte

And by the time he was 35, wasn’t taking up any healthcare resources.

If Christians want me to take them seriously, then let them concentrate on what Jesus actually did, like helping the poor, sick and socially marginalized while chasing the occasional moneylender out of the Temple.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:06:19am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If Christians want me to take them seriously, then let them concentrate on what Jesus actually did, like helping the poor, sick and socially marginalized while chasing the occasional moneylender out of the Temple.

But whither would the Oppression Olympics go?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:06:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:07:33am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:10:08am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Charlie Kirk compared Kyle Rittenhouse to wrongly accused Bible characters “including Jesus Christ.”

Jesus would not have been crucified if he and his disciples had been properly armed!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:11:05am

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Charlie Kirk compared Kyle Rittenhouse to wrongly accused Bible characters “including Jesus Christ.”

Jesus would not have been crucified if he and his disciples had been properly armed!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:18:47am

Morning Lizards. May you all have a blessed day and an even more blessed new year. Oh and to make your day even brighter. Rush Limbaugh is still dead.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:19:00am

The columnist in question is Jennfier Rubin. As noted at #167, the “unreligious” are the most welcoming of immigrants to the USA.

Rubin’s column perpetuates the myth of the cruel atheist and the welcoming Christian. Polling shows precisely the opposite.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:21:27am

It’s time to wish everyone a happy new year, except that global New Year’s is a product of western military and economic colonialism. As usual the popes were involved, subtly inducing everyone to recognize the circumcision of Christ. (The Jews were probably involved, too.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:31:52am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

It’s time to wish everyone a happy new year, except that global New Year’s is a product of western military and economic colonialism. As usual the popes were involved, subtly inducing everyone to recognize the circumcision of Christ. (The Jews were probably involved, too.)

Popes were involved. Discordian popes.

Today is 1 Chaos, 3188 YOLD.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:34:45am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is one of the fixed whollydays in the Discordian Calender, Nude Year’s Day.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 5:35:57am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Popes were involved. Discordian popes.

Today is 1 Chaos, 3188 YOLD.

As a soulless Fed, my New Year is 1OCT. It was 1JUL until 1977, when we inserted fragmentary year 77T. (No one ever explained why, but it wasn’t trivial.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:01:54am

re: #179 Decatur Deb

As a soulless Fed, my New Year is 1OCT. It was 1JUL until 1977, when we inserted fragmentary year 77T. (No one ever explained why, but it wasn’t trivial.)

Fiscal Year (Goes to the Cyclopedia of Congressional Budget Law)

The federal Fiscal Year has been changed several times throughout the country’s history.

The latest change (moving it from July 1 to October 1) was part of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, to take effect in 1977.

A second bill enabling the change was passed in 1976, the Fiscal Year Transition Act, Public Law 94-274 (Goes to the US House of Representatives)

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:16:08am

Oh, shit…I need to do my taxes.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:16:33am

re: #181 darthstar

Oh, shit…I need to do my taxes.

I usually wait until the end of March to say that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:23:21am

They didn’t mention Jennifer Rubin by name, but it was aimed at her.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:31:37am

One of my asshole brothers texted a pic of vitamins wishing his siblings a happy new year last night…I don’t have the heart to tell him who the ‘confederates’ are…also, that he’s going to wind up in the hospital if he thinks this will protect him from the virus he’s got. Other asshole brother who apparently survived his bout with Delta responded that his partner just laid out a row of vitamins for her friend who’s sick.

Stupid fuckers.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:34:52am

re: #184 darthstar

Okay…I responded. I hope my tone was pleasant enough.

I think the ‘confederates’ will get what’s coming to them. Even that POS Kerik is cooperating with the J6 committee. Happy New Year, get vaccinated (you fuckin’ retards) and stay alive.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:39:11am

The sun is up, the snow is falling, and I’m tired. I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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Dangerman  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:56:51am

re: #182 darthstar

I usually wait until the end of March to say that.

i have clients who wait till october 1 to say that

and that’s after i’ve reminded them like 5 times

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Dangerman  Jan 1, 2022 • 6:58:42am

re: #184 darthstar

One of my asshole brothers texted a pic of vitamins wishing his siblings a happy new year last night…I don’t have the heart to tell him who the ‘confederates’ are…also, that he’s going to wind up in the hospital if he thinks this will protect him from the virus he’s got. Other asshole brother who apparently survived his bout with Delta responded that his partner just laid out a row of vitamins for her friend who’s sick.

Stupid fuckers.

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viruses be all like:

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:05:04am

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:07:26am

re: #188 Dangerman

The brazen one just called me ‘angry and insulting’ and took the high ground. I’m leaving the thread.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:09:28am

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:13:36am
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:18:20am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:19:45am

re: #157 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

A fruitful new year to all!
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:20:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:21:38am

re: #193 Belafon

7. People started to realize that some of the lowest-paying jobs were among the most essential while many high-paid management positions were superfluous.

8. Telecommuting is increasingly being seen as a perfectly viable option

9. A lot of people came to reorganize non-material priorities in their lives, and started consuming less but more mindfully

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:23:03am
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:36:33am
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:38:01am
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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:44:29am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:51:30am

First meal of the New Year.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 7:52:08am

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Once again, its the atheists and not the Christians following Christ’s command to “welcome the stranger.”

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:03:40am

re: #199 Belafon

My wife said she was “too busy” to get the booster until after the Holidays. I nagged her until she went ahead and got it. She was mad at me, but I don’t care, because she’s protected.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:04:11am

Remember the “20 Strong Men” dude? Yeah, him too.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:05:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:07:57am

re: #204 Dave In Austin

I won’t even begin to ponder why his beard has a dark streak down the middle…

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:09:01am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:09:51am

re: #203 No Malarkey!

My wide said she was “too busy” to get the booster until after the Holidays. I nagged her until she went ahead and got it. She was mad at me, but I don’t care, because she’s protected.

Of course she’s mad at you when you call her that.
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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:10:31am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I won’t even begin to consider why his beard has a dark streak down the middle…

“Just for Men” the beard version

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:13:18am
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steve_davis  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:17:24am

re: #182 darthstar

I usually wait until the end of March to say that.

yeah, i’d love to do my taxes, but I sold something while it was underwater, and damn if I’m cheating myself out of the tax offset.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:19:39am

re: #204 Dave In Austin

Remember the “20 Strong Men” dude? Yeah, him too.

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It was ‘manly’ porn.

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JC1  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:21:23am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Preliminary evidence for an aversion to atheists in long-term mating domains in the Southern United States (Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, full study paper, October 13, 2021)

The abstract notes in their study of the most religious area of the USA (the Southeast), atheists are perceived as the least desirable for long-term relationships. That perception is ascribed to the widespread religious belief that atheists are untrustworthy in relationships.

That goes against statistics showing atheists are amongst the lowest divorce percentage of “religious” groups.

Could just be as simple as like preferring like. I certainly wouldn’t want to date a young earth creationist and would have a prejudice against the mental outlook of anyone like that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:21:48am

re: #210 Dave In Austin

What is the name of this special NYE podcast?

MT Green Eggs and Spam

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:23:18am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:24:05am

re: #213 JC1

Could just be as simple as like preferring like. I certainly wouldn’t want to date a young earth creationist and would have a prejudice against the mental outlook of anyone like that.

Divorce rates are a tricky metric, because they do not account for cohabitation. Religious people would tend not to “live in sin”.

Atheism has long been associated with Communism and amorality and those prejudices are hard to get rid of.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:25:02am

Fireworks report—it was a war zone up until 1 or 2 am and then it *blissfully* just completely died out. I have to wonder if the cops did a cruise by and that put a damper on the festivities.

Oh, and Ron DeathSantis crawled out from whatever plague rat hiding place he’s been in for the last two weeks to accept a plaque from right wing Evangelical grifter Sean Feucht. (First tweet is an in-depth article about Feucht. Second is about DeathSantis and Feucht.)

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:25:25am

re: #213 JC1

Could just be as simple as like preferring like. I certainly wouldn’t want to date a young earth creationist and would have a prejudice against the mental outlook of anyone like that.

“A fish can love a bird, but where would they build a home?”

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:29:12am

re: #210 Dave In Austin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:30:14am

Germany cancelled public fireworks again this year.

It was still allowed to set off fireworks from private property, but all we heard in our village were a few rockets popping and not the usual War Zone for the first hour (punctuated by ambulance and fire department sirens) followed by another 2-3 hours of sporadic whizz-banging.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:33:30am

re: #216 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Divorce rates are a tricky metric, because they do not account for cohabitation. Religious people would tend not to “live in sin”.

Atheism has long been associated with Communism and amorality and those prejudices are hard to get rid of.

Some very religious people have lived in sin in the past because of crushing divorce laws which made it well-nigh impossible to legally end a previous marriage. This is much less the case now. Oh, and then there were my parents, who weren’t legally married until I was nearly 13 years old, because their California marriage license was never filed (the pastor died the next week). Their marriage only became legal upon moving to Texas and holding out as husband and wife in 1973, thus they were common-law married. But don’t you dare tell my mother she wasn’t legally married in 1959, she might smack you.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:33:36am

re: #213 JC1

Could just be as simple as like preferring like. I certainly wouldn’t want to date a young earth creationist and would have a prejudice against the mental outlook of anyone like that.

There was a young woman in Tucson whom I was ready to marry at one point, but she fell in with a Baptist congregation and from what I have heard, has since gone full-on Fundamentalist and lives down near the Arizona-Mexico border with a militiaman who built a 30-foot “observation tower” on their property…

So I guess I dodged a bullet there.

Wonder how many immigrants have had to as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:35:58am

re: #221 mmmirele

My grandmother divorced (and remarried) in the 1920’s, which the Catholic Church did not recognize. She was excommunicated for living in sin in the eyes of the Church.

I just assumed she never came to church because she was too busy making us Sunday dinner…

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lawhawk  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:36:44am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Kerik isn’t a lawyer. It’s not his work product. He’s trying to assert a privilege that isn’t his to make.

Too bad. So sad. Of course, it’ll take time to pass his objections through the courts to rule that he wasn’t entitled to the privilege.

Time and space. GOP hope to run out the clock.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:38:52am

re: #224 lawhawk

Kerik isn’t a lawyer. It’s not his work product. He’s trying to assert a privilege that isn’t his to make.

Too bad. So sad. Of course, it’ll take time to pass his objections through the courts to rule that he wasn’t entitled to the privilege.

Time and space. GOP hope to run out the clock.

If the Supremes refuse to hear Trump’s appeal, the rest of these privilege cases go down the toilet with him.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:40:17am

re: #154 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(0:33, Claudia Cruz also says she disagrees with most of her father’s views)

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It’s Caroline Cruz, not Claudia, but I’m thinking you’ve hit onto something here. This is a teenager who is not happy about being used by her father for his political aims. If I were the Tedster, I would seriously consider NOT running for president, because Caroline will probably figure out how to pop up at the most inopportune moment(s) to completely derail his ambitions. On national TV. And he won’t be able to live it down. This is not a new thing, I seem to recall eight year old Caroline ducking to avoid her father’s hug and kiss during the 2016 campaign.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:44:14am

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thread, nine tweets. The relevant article at the Miami Herald does not have a paywall.

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I’d note that although this wasn’t as obvious, reporter Julie Brown at the Miami Herald had a huge week. Her hard work and years of reporting on Epstein came to fruition with the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on Wednesday.

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retired cynic  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:45:35am

re: #227 mmmirele

She should get some major awards, bless her!

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:47:47am

re: #184 darthstar

One of my asshole brothers texted a pic of vitamins wishing his siblings a happy new year last night…I don’t have the heart to tell him who the ‘confederates’ are…also, that he’s going to wind up in the hospital if he thinks this will protect him from the virus he’s got. Other asshole brother who apparently survived his bout with Delta responded that his partner just laid out a row of vitamins for her friend who’s sick.

Stupid fuckers.

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Yeah, my coworker who has been on medical leave since Labor Day was on Team Healthy Immune System and Vitamins. As you can tell, they’re also on Team Long Covid now. No idea when they’re coming back to work.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:54:44am

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Damn. That’s an excellent bit of investigative journalism there. Pulitzer Prize worthy, IMHO.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:54:58am

re: #226 mmmirele

Or we’d get the story of inappropriate places. And that wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:55:14am

re: #229 mmmirele

I mean vitamins aren’t a BAD idea, given that Americans tend to eat like shit (ME INCLUDED), but they aren’t magic. The vaccine isn’t magic either, but it’s demonstrably a lot more effective than vitamins…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 8:56:47am

re: #232 Sufficient unto the day…

I mean vitamins aren’t a BAD idea, given that Americans tend to eat like shit (ME INCLUDED), but they aren’t magic. The vaccine isn’t magic either, but it’s demonstrably a lot more effective than vitamins…

I quit smoking and started paying more attention to diet just because I am in a Covid risk group and don’t want to make things worse if I do catch it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:02:52am

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:06:25am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

I have never had a pizza last that long in my house…

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:07:14am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Same here. Left over pizza does not last more than one day here.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:08:45am
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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:09:09am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

Reheat it fully in the oven might be your best bet.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:09:42am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

400 oven for 10 minutes

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:11:45am

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My grandmother divorced (and remarried) in the 1920’s, which the Catholic Church did not recognize. She was excommunicated for living in sin in the eyes of the Church.

I just assumed she never came to church because she was too busy making us Sunday dinner…

I read an account a couple of weeks back (in the NYTimes) about how the writer’s parents had a “Josephite” marriage. His parents had married outside the Catholic church and his father had been married and divorced. So they were living in (mortal) sin. Dad decided to join the Catholic church, it was all very secretive, but as part of the deal, his parents had to sleep in separate beds. And this was a big deal, out with the double, in with the twin beds. When the first wife died, the parents had an essentially secret second marriage in the Catholic church, and then it was out with the twin beds and in with the double.

To me, this is just crazy. First of all, the whole notion of a “Josephite marriage” reflects the notion that Mary had to remain ever virgin, so not even her legal husband could have sex with her because (to be very rude about it) “God got there first.” This is NOT a healthy view of marital life, not in the least.

Second, if a church told me that my marriage was invalid because I didn’t jump through their hoops (and back in the 1950s and 1960s, it was years of jumping through hoops to get recognition of a prior marriage being invalid), I’d be like, UHM FUCK THAT NOISE. I recall the story of the woman at the well in the gospel of John. Jesus noted that she’d had several husbands and the guy she was currently with, she wasn’t married to him. But after saying that, he didn’t beat her down about her marital status but instead went on about true worship. I mean, I KNOW this is a set piece by the writer of John, but think about it this way—apparently what was important to the gospel writer’s community was that Jesus talked to a triply outcast person: woman, divorced/not married, Samaritan, and he imparted to her some important stuff the writer thought needed to be set down on papyrus. And Jesus didn’t care about her marital status. If the writer of John was trying to clean up Jesus’ image for consumption by the elites, do you think he would have included talking to a divorced Samaritan woman? Something else was going on here. The story was too important in their minds to leave out these discomfiting details.

(I’m not passing on the actual veracity of the story, but that the writers weren’t theologians and they may have been presenting an idealized picture of Jesus and his encounters with everyday, problematic people. ETA: Too bad the “church” has a completely shitty attitude towards problematic people.)

Sorry for the heavy Biblical stuff, I just get annoyed with religious rules that don’t reflect reality.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:12:23am

Happy New Year, everyone.

Having coffee this morning, I glanced down at the local (rural Texas) paper and saw this example of a Christian fascist running for a local judge seat. It’s hard to believe people can take incoherent pap like this seriously as a campaign statement, but this is what we’re up against. He’s going to bring true Libertarian Christianity back to a county that votes 78.6% Republican.
“If those in power don’t like that fact, then let them come and take it!”

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:13:17am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

Probably fine.Throw a damp paper towel over it and microwave for a bit to reintroduce some moisture, then throw it in a 400 degree oven for 5-10 minutes.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:16:32am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Need opinions from the hive mind: How long does pizza keep in the fridge?

I had the pie in question delivered four days ago so I’m of thought it’s still good.

Four days is probably one day past my personal absolute outer limits of pizza consumption. And I say this knowing I have a pizza down in the fridge from last night. (Pizza for dinner on day 1, lunch on day 2, lunch on day 3.) Your mileage may vary.

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wrenchwench  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:19:15am

re: #240 mmmirele

Sorry for the heavy Biblical stuff, I just get annoyed with religious rules that don’t reflect reality.

Here’s some heavy reality stuff that doesn’t reflect the Biblical.

My mom’s parents were married for 50 years, then they separated. Gramma said the first year (of the 50) was OK.

The last time I saw my dad’s widowed mom, she was living with her boyfriend because he was divorced so couldn’t marry her.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:20:40am

re: #229 mmmirele

Yeah, my coworker who has been on medical leave since Labor Day was on Team Healthy Immune System and Vitamins. As you can tell, they’re also on Team Long Covid now. No idea when they’re coming back to work.

The husband of my unvaccinated coworker who died the day after Christmas is posting even more antivaccine memes on Facebook than he did before she died. Incomprehensible to me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:21:32am

re: #240 mmmirele

Sorry for the heavy Biblical stuff, I just get annoyed with religious rules that don’t reflect reality.

They have a totally sick obsession with virginity (because it affects the market value of one’s “property”)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:23:02am

re: #244 wrenchwench

I know a couple who got married at 20, separated several years later and now have each been living with different partners for almost a decade but are STILL legally married to each other because they can’t afford the divorce proceedings.

I’ve warned them that could cause issues (especially if one them gets incapacitated or dies), but they still have no sense of urgency about then situation.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:23:09am

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:24:35am

re: #245 No Malarkey!

If he admits he was wrong, then he’s both a widower and wrong. He’s probably hanging onto what he thinks he has left.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:24:59am

Good morning, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all.

We had a lovely and early New Year’s Eve celebration with the kids and grandkids yesterday. I lifted and carted around the 31 lb. toddler a few too many times and am a bit sore this morning, but it was totally worth it.

Today will be the traditional un-Christmasing of the house. Followed by a lot of lounging around. And then the equally traditional Finding of the One Christmas Thing That Didn’t Get Put Away. Once that is taken care of, I’ll be ready to face 2022. I think.

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:26:40am

re: #250 calochortus

Good morning, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all.

We had a lovely and early New Year’s Eve celebration with the kids and grandkids yesterday. I lifted and carted around the 31 lb. toddler a few too many times and am a bit sore this morning, but it was totally worth it.

Today will be the traditional un-Christmasing of the house. Followed by a lot of lounging around. And then the equally traditional Finding of the One Christmas Thing That Didn’t Get Put Away. Once that is taken care of, I’ll be ready to face 2022. I think.

We remain decorated through 12th Night. Then it all comes down (or on the following weekend depending on my level of energy).

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:28:53am
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calochortus  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:29:32am

re: #251 The Squire of Logos

We remain decorated through 12th Night. Then it all comes down (or on the following weekend depending on my level of energy).

Some people on Mr. C’s side of the family do that. Personally, I’m done with the holidays by New Years and am happy to take it down then.

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wrenchwench  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:30:36am

re: #247 Eclectic Cyborg

I know a couple who got married at 20, separated several years later and now have each been living with different partners for almost a decade but are STILL legally married to each other because they can’t afford the divorce proceedings.

I’ve warned them that could cause issues (especially if one them gets incapacitated or dies), but they still have no sense of urgency about then situation.

We had a friend with a wife and two sons. He and his wife divorced, but he couldn’t make her move out because he was too nice and thought it would be bad for his (nearly adult) sons. Mr. w told him if they live together for 7 years after the divorce, they’d be common-law remarried. It had been 6 years. She was out in a month.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:31:17am

Around here we went to bed, only to awaken to the sound of nearby explosions in the air. Many mortar-style fireworks lit up the sky. Windows rattled. Had to be dozens. Illegal and dangerous. Scared the crap out of all four cats. I will be in touch with local PD to see if they caught anyone. Curmudgeonly? Maybe.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:32:33am

re: #255 Rightwingconspirator

You are just watching out for your feline overlords. ;)

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:32:36am

re: #253 calochortus

Some people on Mr. C’s side of the family do that. Personally, I’m done with the holidays by New Years and am happy to take it down then.

Understandable. For us it is from a time when we were younger and couldn’t always get together with friends during the Christmas Eve through New Years day time period. So, let’s carry on the merry making Tudor style and go through 12th Night! Feasting! Presents! More Feasting!

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wrenchwench  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:35:03am

re: #241 jaunte

The state of his brain can be seen in that shirt-tie combo.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:37:19am

45 days until pitchers and catchers report.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:38:31am

We do Christmas early and end it early. The only trace since this morning are pine needles I missed.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:38:58am

re: #257 The Squire of Logos

Understandable. For us it is from a time when we were younger and couldn’t always get together with friends during the Christmas Eve through New Years day time period. So, let’s carry on the merry making Tudor style and go through 12th Night! Feasting! Presents! More Feasting!

Nothing wrong with that!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:39:13am

re: #259 darthstar

45 days until pitchers and catchers report.

Or don’t, since they are locked out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:40:27am

Our tree will stay up until they come around to collect the old ones, usually around the 7th.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:43:28am

Not very christmas-y outside. Our low was 71 last night, and a patch of feral tomato plants that escaped my compost bin is blooming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:45:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:46:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:46:33am

Unseasonably mild and sunny here on the Rhine, temps in the mid-50’s today.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:46:52am

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cute baby, but that sash cord or whatever is a hard NO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:47:26am
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:48:26am

re: #252 jaunte

I can’t wait for The Sun Also Rises and So Do Vampires.

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:50:09am

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

i.e. A group of fools who want to be martyrs.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:50:50am

Happy NY to all!

Except the yahoos that light off loud bangy stuff that terrify fur babies. And the person who moved in and got my Spectrum internet disconnected resulting in 3hrs of troubleshooting and Customer Servcie Hell to get it working again.

No Happy NY to you.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:51:18am

300,000 karma.

I would like to thank all the people who say things better than I do.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:51:30am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

Someone standing behind Trump is actually wearing a mask; I’m surprised that someone who would wear a mask would attend that party.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:52:05am

morons, all of them

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:52:34am

re: #274 No Malarkey!

Someone standing behind Trump is actually wearing a mask; I’m surprised that someone who would wear a mask would attend that party.

Hasn’t been served his warrants/subpoenas yet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:52:54am

My wife’s very anti-vaccine Aunt just called her asking if we have any home Covid tests she and her husband could use.

🙄

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:52:59am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:53:03am

I just got my WaPo The Post Most daily e-mail and they have a beautiful tribute to Betty White.
washingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:54:17am

look out, Rand Paul…

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:54:23am

What threw me for a loop is nowadays, when they ‘disconnect’ you they keep an active internet connection. So it sorta works just throttled way down. I guess so any hardware installed can still communicate with the admin side of things. So I’m on the internet and thought shit was slow last night because everybody was home watching Netflix. LGF worked.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:55:22am

re: #277 Eclectic Cyborg

Those tests are sold out in my local supermarket.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:55:49am

re: #277 Eclectic Cyborg

My wife’s very anti-vaccine Aunt just called her asking if we have any home Covid tests she and her husband could use.

🙄

Pizza Report stat. I forgot to ask if there’s pineapple on it.

If there is, all my advice is cancelled moot void.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:56:44am
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calochortus  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:56:53am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

Those tests are sold out in my local supermarket.

And throughout the Bay Area. Everyone wanted to test for/after the holidays. Lots of schools and day cares are requiring negative tests to return.

Meanwhile, I’d better get on with my day.
BBL

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:57:21am

Lunchtime. I forgot that food doesn’t magically appear when Wife is away babysitting.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2022 • 9:58:56am

Let’s start of the New Year with Taye Diggs doing some kinda cold weather Cookie Monster rap/slap/dance because freedom.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:01:35am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

morons, all of them

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Hmmm….I’m sure the Japanese would have encouraged a similar attitude toward malaria precautions in 1942; IF they had been lucky enough to have masses of American accomplices willing to spread the word for them.

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A Cranky One  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:02:23am

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:04:04am

A cold, wet, soggy NYE at least meant that the fireworks stayed at a minimum last night. But then the son who said he’d be home early came home at two and the son who said he’d be home at two came home at three, setting off the dog alarm twice.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:05:00am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

Those tests are sold out in my local supermarket.

Here too. We do have in a few in the house because I had the foresight to buy some extras when they were readily available.

The notion of having to donate one to a very irresponsible person is…frustrating, even if she is family.

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A Cranky One  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:05:42am

Okay, it appears we are doomed.

sadanduseless.com

Cats with mullets.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:08:22am

re: #292 A Cranky One

Okay, it appears we are doomed.

sadanduseless.com

Cats with mullets.

I sense a wave of impending death in the force.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:08:54am
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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:09:08am

re: #292 A Cranky One

Mewlie Ray Cyrus.

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A Cranky One  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:11:22am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:11:47am

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

look out, Rand Paul…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:13:08am
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A Cranky One  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:16:48am

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:16:50am

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now that is a nice and up-beat tweet for the New Year. I certainly hope President Obama is right; I am getting sick of this COVID-19 shit.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:18:40am

re: #299 A Cranky One

They let you watch the crawfish massaging the bubble shave ice.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:19:13am

Incredibly specific crustacean kink.

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CleverToad  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:26:47am

Annnnd… 2022 starts out with the Denver airport light rail canceled today because they couldn’t scrounge enough personnel to have the federally-required second crew member on the train. So I get to drive 30+ miles to the airport after all, on snow-packed and icy roads, to fetch my sister who got up at 3:30 a.m. Boston time and is braving weather and omicron to get here. The single-digit temps are just the cherry on the poop sundae.

First real snow of the season. Everyone’s forgotten how to drive on it.

Whee?
See you folks later, assuming I survive.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:28:52am

re: #303 CleverToad

Be safe my friend.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:30:11am

re: #288 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Hmmm….I’m sure the Japanese would have encouraged a similar attitude toward malaria precautions in 1942; IF they had been lucky enough to have masses of American accomplices willing to spread the word for them.

How many hundred marines out of the 180K odd in active service refused the vaccine?

They will be lauded as True American Heroes and Martyrs to the Cause of Freedom and get their own special Service to America medals from the RWNJ Griftraganda Machine

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:31:45am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

morons, all of them

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Reading through the replies, and there are still people who think that the vaccines haven’t made it through phase three trials, and are still only emergency use authorization.

Here’s a link to show which vaccines have been approved, if you ever need it: nytimes.com

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:34:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:38:34am

re: #306 Belafon

Reading through the replies, and there are still people who think that the vaccines haven’t made it through phase three trials, and are still only emergency use authorization.

Here’s a link to show which vaccines have been approved, if you ever need it: nytimes.com

They just know that vaccines are bad and will give you VAIDS

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:40:11am

In the meantime, and despite our best efforts, evolution continues to apply the death penalty to the dumbest and most repulsive antivax advocates, along with some unfortunate dupes who were merely gullible rather than malicious.

This sleazy snake oil grifter was definitely malicious. Good riddance.
Andrew Wood, 56, Elizabethtown, KY, self-employed, anti-vaxxer dead from COVID

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:42:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:47:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:48:16am

Bowling Green, KY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:49:14am

for the math nerds:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:53:28am

two inches of rain in TheBackwoods since late last night; still raining.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2022 • 10:58:00am

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just know that vaccines are bad and will give you VAIDS

I replied to the person with that link, and they went on about them still being under “end use authorization.” I pointed out that that phrase is meaningless and a PS4 is covered by an EUA.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2022 • 11:47:07am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth


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