Bruce Hornsby on His Deep South Solo Tour: “Meds”

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We’re ringing in the new year by presenting an eight-song series of performances from Bruce’s recent Deep South Solo Tour this past November. We’ll post one every other day. Today we feature a solo piano performance of “Meds”, which was written by Bruce for his 2019 album Absolute Zero.

Find Tour Dates, Music & More at brucehornsby.com

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:33:05pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:35:46pm

take it easy people, take it easy.

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Captain Magic  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:39:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:41:25pm
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Dangerman  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:47:32pm

re: #3 Captain Magic

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No matt, not just ‘misinformation’. That’s to easy and lazy for you.

This is not a free speech issue.

We’re talking about lies that put other people’s lives at risk.

Lies that make no healthy contribution to public debate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:47:52pm

oh

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:49:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:49:44pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:50:31pm

re: #7 DodgerFan1988

I’m so old I remember when “Dollar Stores” used to be called the “Five & Ten (cents)”

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:52:18pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:52:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:53:43pm

Lyrics:

I’m sitting here on the phone
Just listening to the dial tone
And if I dial I hope I find nobody home
I’ve been in pain unceasing and I tried to deep-breathe
The shape and texture makes a bottomless seethe
I can’t take the murk, so whatever works
I’ll take what you’ve got, to tame a beast I serve
I’m been loving, been loving, you
With a little help, from, the meds
With a little help from some, sympathetic souls
Embraced in a tender loving hold and it’s got me on this road
I’ve been straight-ahead, out the bed
Straight up and down off the ground
With a little help from some, sympathetic souls
Embraced with a loving tender hold
I’d rather feel nothing than this
Wanted to stop feeling
Oh we’ve all had that wish
At the edges, at the margins
This feeling starts creeping in
Gets worse and worse, more and more
But my dull eyes have brightened,
oh they’re brighter

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 4, 2022 • 6:54:25pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:00:41pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:08:42pm

Projectinglikeanimaxinouterspace.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:10:38pm

This is my congressperson:

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:11:34pm

re: #15 The Pie Overlord!

Projectinglikeanimaxinouterspace.

Sadly, it works because Conservatives believe whatever they’re told to believe.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:14:02pm
Grating electronic voices screeching “EXTERMINATE!” are coming to the New Eden star cluster come January 13, when one of the longest-running science fiction MMOs meets the world’s longest-running science fiction television show. EVE Online’s “Interstellar Convergence” event will give clone pilots a chance to be horribly murdered by Daleks over and over again. Lucky them.

EVE Online Is Being Invaded By Doctor Who’s Daleks (Kotaku)

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Dave In Austin  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:19:00pm
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Dangerman  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:20:39pm

Our self imposed quarantine is over!
We finally got to share a kiss.

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Dangerman  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:21:41pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And they succeed at it

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:22:06pm

re: #19 Dave In Austin

New
Flatulence
Trickster

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:25:20pm

re: #22 jaunte

New
Flatulence
Trickster

Even in 2022, I think this whole thing has to be fake.

Her clients will no longer be able to own the physical jar of Stephanie’s gas, but they will be able to purchase them as digital artworks on the blockchain.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:31:39pm

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Belafon  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:35:30pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

take it easy people, take it easy.

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A lot of people are starting to think this might be CTE, and I really feel for him if it is.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:36:57pm

re: #25 Belafon

A lot of people are starting to think this might be CTE, and I really feel for him if it is.

Maybe. But it’s still the way to quit a job.

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:44:18pm
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Belafon  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:50:33pm

re: #17 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:53:33pm

re: #28 Belafon

Watch him go to the ‘but we’re a Republic’ bit.

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Belafon  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:54:11pm

Very close to home, like the next county over:

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Belafon  Jan 4, 2022 • 7:55:08pm

re: #29 jaunte

Watch him go to the ‘but we’re a Republic’ bit.

The “when everyone has a say in how the government works and shares power with it” is taken from the definition of a Republic, so I’m waiting for him.

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:00:09pm

Snow is terrified of armored cars.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:03:27pm

Honest to God, Republicans are absolutely batshit insane. Certifiable loony tunes.

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Jay C  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:06:11pm

re: #29 jaunte

Watch him go to the ‘but we’re a Republic’ bit.

Saw a post over at Balloon Juice about Mitch McConnell getting the Vapors on some RW show about how insanely off-the-wall the wild and crazy idea is that any State Legislature might even entertain for a second the lunatic notion that they would disregard the “voice of the people” in certifying election results….
Never minding the fact that, AFAICR, at least two Republican-led statehouses (AZ and MI) have introduced legislation to basically allow exactly that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:09:39pm

re: #33 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Honest to God, Republicans are absolutely batshit insane. Certifiable loony tunes.

Only a few, at least in D.C. ; most are not insane, just evil. I am torn about Navarro; I think he understands that he is lying about the election and is a malevolent weasel, but then wonder if he is just a well-educated gullible Lindell. He certainly was correct to raise the alarm at the outset of the pandemic, but he has repeatedly demonstrated an adulation for Trump, that suggests he is a true believer.

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:14:50pm

re: #35 Hecuba’s daughter

He’s a malevolent weasel. Here he is saying the election was not determined until it was certified. He absolutely knows that he’s inventing a new standard.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:18:20pm

Our one and only TV station has an updated report on Tinsley, the Shiloh Shepard, but it’s not on the website yet. Everyone was safe from the crash. I’ll post the segment tomorrow. Such a smart girl.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:20:32pm

re: #37 Barefoot Grin

Our one and only TV station has an updated report on Tinsley, the Shiloh Shepard, but it’s not on the website yet. Everyone was safe from the crash. I’ll post the segment tomorrow. Such a smart girl.

Even Brent would have to agree that she’s a very good dog

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:21:22pm

re: #34 Jay C

Saw a post over at Balloon Juice about Mitch McConnell getting the Vapors on some RW show about how insanely off-the-wall the wild and crazy idea is that any State Legislature might even entertain for a second the lunatic notion that they would disregard the “voice of the people” in certifying election results….
Never minding the fact that, AFAICR, at least two Republican-led statehouses (AZ and MI) have introduced legislation to basically allow exactly that.

McConnell is fine with a white supremacist-run autocracy; he has no concern about discarding votes of people of color. His opposition to the Hawley and Cruz efforts were based on his knowledge that Pence’s refusal to play Trump’s game and Pelosi’s control of the House meant that decertification would fail and he believed that the attempt would cause problems for the GOP. If the GOP controlled the House, he would likely have been totally supportive of this coup. His objection to the Navarro plan was that it would fail; if he thought it could succeed, he would have supported it.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:27:08pm
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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:29:18pm
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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:31:20pm

“…The love of possessions is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not! They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbor away. … If America had been twice the size it is, there still would not have been enough.”

Sitting Bull: The Collected Speeches

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Mattand  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:47:06pm

So, was there a reason given why Needy Amin cancelled his January 6th presser?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 4, 2022 • 8:50:55pm

re: #43 Mattand

So, was there a reason given why Needy Amin cancelled his January 6th presser?

something something unfair something something

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sagehen  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:04:46pm

The Mercedes electric car is really pretty.

1000 miles on one charge.

And instead of leather, the interior is made of cactus and mushrooms.

npr.org

Only $102,000.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:05:56pm

re: #44 Barefoot Grin

something something unfair something something

Republican Senators were not enthusiastic and relieved at his change of mind. Maybe the GOP threatened to stop paying his legal bills?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:06:42pm

Jeez, I finally listened to the clip.
He just threw that “put in power by George Soros” shit right out there.

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jaunte  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:18:21pm
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sagehen  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:22:43pm

re: #48 jaunte

Who are the 100 Congress members who were in in the plot?

14th Amendment, Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:22:48pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:26:14pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:30:10pm

re: #48 jaunte

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:33:26pm

Funny how that works.

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wrenchwench  Jan 4, 2022 • 9:53:52pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jan 4, 2022 • 10:03:02pm

Get more popcorn! To the moon! Latest crypto scam scheme: A crypto island in Fiji.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 4, 2022 • 10:03:13pm

re: #52 Dread Pirate Ron

Includes PA Sedition Caucus, led by Scott Perry.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 4, 2022 • 11:01:26pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 4, 2022 • 11:19:15pm

Here’s the local news on Tinsley, the Shiloh Shepard savior:

wmur.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 4, 2022 • 11:53:41pm

re: #5 Dangerman

No matt, not just ‘misinformation’. That’s to easy and lazy for you.

This is not a free speech issue.

We’re talking about lies that put other people’s lives at risk.

Lies that make no healthy contribution to public debate.

What part of “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW” do you not understand?

(Sorry, I guess the answer is “all of it!”)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 4, 2022 • 11:57:27pm

re: #55 Sherlock Hound

Get more popcorn! To the moon! Latest crypto scam scheme: A crypto island in Fiji.

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When will this tulipmania heir finally come to its deserved end? Wait — that’s unfair. Tulips are a legitimate product that many appreciate; they just got a “little” overpriced, but existed before the mania and continued to exist well after the mania came crashing down. As PT Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”.

Sure Cryptocurrency is invaluable in financing criminal operations, assisting with money laundering, and the avoidance of taxes; perhaps that will be sufficient to allow it to continue to exist — but probably not.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 12:05:59am

re: #60 Hecuba’s daughter

When will this tulipmania heir finally come to its deserved end? Wait — that’s unfair. Tulips are a legitimate product that many appreciate; they just got a “little” overpriced, but existed before the mania and continued to exist well after the mania came crashing down.

But a lot of Tulipmania was also “the art of the deal”: in fact, closing tulip-trading deals became a sort of public performance art in which complex, convoluted deals were struck in taverns before an enthralled audience.

And right now the thing powering a lot of the NFT trade is the Internet publicity they engender

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 5, 2022 • 12:19:23am

About the only thing dumber than my turtle is a low income wedge issue republican voter.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 5, 2022 • 12:32:36am

I got a Bluetooth speaker for my bike so I now have tunes. I’ve found it very relaxing and I ride at a much slower speed now. It’s also nice for warning hikers I’m coming up behind with a calming Neil Young or Cat Stevens song. I try to avoid Black Sabbath and Slade near others. I had a lovely 21 mile ride today and the weather was a balmy 64 in Walnut Creek. I remember at the end of summer that seemed like a miserable temperature, now I live in heavy weight REI thermals so it’s probably still miserable at 64 without them.

Yesterday I replaced my tire tubes and added a sealant, in the process I found my rims are taped and ready for tubeless tires so next flat I switch to tubeless tires. When my bike was built they couldn’t get the tubeless tires for 24” rims so they just stuck tube tires on.

I figure I have maybe 10 more years left to live so I’m going to live them like a teenager. Fun and Adventure as long as I can.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 5, 2022 • 12:40:57am

A classic from my phone playlist.

YouTube

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2022 • 12:54:41am

The next US civil war is already here - we just refuse to see it
theguardian.com

Very scary article.

Scary because I believe every word of it.

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2022 • 1:03:55am

re: #53 Dread Pirate Ron

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Funny how that works.

They’ve done this every time Manchin has made noises about agreeing to changes to the filibuster. And it’ll work because he doesn’t want to change the filibuster, so he’ll use this (once again) as cover by arguing that if they can get what they want (i.e. the bare minimum) through “negotiations” then there’s no need to change the rules.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2022 • 2:01:34am

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

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Well they also believe Mexicans are lazy and want to come here to get on welfare, but also want to come here and take all of our jobs.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2022 • 2:22:11am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:09:50am
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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:15:10am

re: #43 Mattand

So, was there a reason given why Needy Amin cancelled his January 6th presser?

bullshit from his ‘statement’

Trump claimed he canceled the event over the “total bias and dishonesty” of the House select committee investigating the riot, as well as the “fake news media.”

It’s nonsequitor idiocy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:17:09am

re: #65 sagehen

The next US civil war is already here - we just refuse to see it
theguardian.com

Very scary article.

Scary because I believe every word of it.

When you combine the number of Republicans who would ignore violations of the law to promote their cause with those who would actively (and violently) commit such acts, you probably have a majority of the party.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:17:49am

re: #69 Dread Pirate Ron

Chrast Almaty!!!

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:26:50am

re: #70 Dangerman

bullshit from his ‘statement’

It’s nonsequitor idiocy

Translation: “My lawyers are scared shitless that I’ll just give the 1/6 Committee more reason to come after my head.”

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 3:30:26am
Critics quick to blame Glenn Youngkin for icy I-95 crisis — despite not being in office yet

Obama/Katrina

Et al

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2022 • 4:26:21am

Manhattan ER doctor seeing patients with sore throat and sniffles, and then people wonder why there isn’t room in the hospitals.

Every patient I’ve seen with Covid that’s had a 3rd ‘booster’ dose has had mild symptoms. By mild I mean mostly sore throat. Lots of sore throat. Also some fatigue, maybe some muscle pain. No difficulty breathing. No shortness of breath. All a little uncomfortable, but fine,”

nbcnewyork.com

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 4:50:29am

Just finished scraping off Mrs. Fish’s car and shoveling the driveway. The very high winds blew most of the snow clear off the driveway/sidewalk, leaving nothing but the snowdrifts on the edges to be dealt with.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 4:57:40am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2022 • 4:59:44am

re: #76 Dopamine Fish

Just finished scraping off Mrs. Fish’s car and shoveling the driveway. The very high winds blew most of the snow clear off the driveway/sidewalk, leaving nothing but the snowdrifts on the edges to be dealt with.

That was a very kind gesture, Mrs. Fish should feel lucky to have you!!
and now for something completely different!

A Chinese woman dropped almost $16,000 on drones to celebrate her dog’s birthday with an elaborate aerial display — but authorities have a bone to pick with her for the stunt.

The woman, who has not been identified, rented 520 of the flying machines to form the message “Happy 10th birthday to Doudou” in the sky over the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, the South China Morning Post reported.

The drones then flew in formations that formed patterns of a birthday cake as the pet lover and her friends serenaded Doudou with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

The woman apparently chose the number 520 on purpose because its Mandarin pronunciation sounds similar to the phrase, “I love you,” according to the news outlet.

nypost.com

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:02:45am

re: #78 Shropshire Slasher

nypost.com

Lol, I didn’t finish reading the article:

But the pooch’s celebration didn’t go over too well with authorities, who said they’d have shot down the drones because they violated the no-fly zones amid the nearby high-rises.

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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:39:56am

woke up this morning to discover (and I preface this by saying I am a VERY light sleeper) that my cat had apparently managed to push me onto my back and was asleep with her bottom wedged into my armpit, her head on my left hand, and her back legs thrown over my bicep like a gal who’d just put in an 8 hour shift and had her feet thrown up on the desk. Oh, and there was snoring, which is really cute in a cat if you’ve never experienced that.

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jeffreyw  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:41:34am

Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:43:27am

The world is getting dumber by the day, all because of smart phones.

Shoving garlic cloves up your nose is snot a good idea.

One of the new year’s most hazardous trends isn’t just odious — it reeks of pseudoscience, experts said.

The harebrained hack has unofficial healers corking up their nostrils with raw garlic cloves for approximately 10 to 15 minutes in attempt to unclog a stuffy snout.

After the user removes the garlic, a flash flood of mucus gushes from their noses, prompting the semblance and sensation of actual decongestion. But what’s really happening is far from therapeutic, Erich Voigt, associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Langone Health, told The Post.

“It’s terrible,” the ear, nose and throat expert said.

“The body wants to immediately expel the garlic and its chemicals, so it’s creating an overflow of mucus to flush out that irritant,” he continued, noting that the new crop of mucus is adding to the collection of clotted phlegm that originally caused the nasal congestion.

“And because the nose is plugged up, the mucus can’t circulate like it would if you were breathing in and out, it’s just accumulating,” he said.

In other words, that deluge of snot TikTokers observed is merely a product of their own doing. “It’s not the mucus that was trapped in there due to the disease or virus, it’s the production of mucus meant to get the garlic out,” Voigt said.

nypost.com

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:46:24am
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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:46:37am

Remember when the BLS indicated paltry job growth in December, and right wingers claimed this was proof Biden’s economic plans were a disaster.

About that…

It’s also a good reminder that the BLS revisions have increased job gains under Biden, and that the worst month of job growth under Biden is still better than ~75% of job numbers under Trump.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:48:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:49:22am

re: #82 Shropshire Slasher

The world is getting dumber by the day, all because of smart phones.

nypost.com

Putting a clove of garlic in your ear overnight is a different matter, though…

…and it block out noises.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:49:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:50:11am

re: #84 lawhawk

Remember when the BLS indicated paltry job growth in December, and right wingers claimed this was proof Biden’s economic plans were a disaster.

About that…

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It’s also a good reminder that the BLS revisions have increased job gains under Biden, and that the worst month of job growth under Biden is still better than ~75% of job numbers under Trump.

Now the counter-spin is that Bidenflation is eating up any gains made in jobs and wages.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:51:51am
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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:55:58am

Imagine if Blue Cheer had thought of doing this: (this is the studio version from Frijid Pink, so it isn’t actually in sync with the stage performance, but still fun).

Frijid Pink - House of the Rising Sun

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 5:56:31am

re: #90 steve_davis

I had that single as a kid…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:00:21am

re: #70 Dangerman

bullshit from his ‘statement’

It’s nonsequitor idiocy

The hubs said that none of the cable news networks were going to carry it. THAT makes sense. Not that two people who were supposed to speak came down with COVID…like he would care about that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:02:16am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The hubs said that none of the cable news networks were going to carry it. THAT makes sense. Not that two people who were supposed to speak came down with COVID…like he would care about that.

That must have irked him. And his lawyers had to stress that anything he said can and would have been used against him in a court of law…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:04:44am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That must have irked him. And his lawyers had to stress that anything he said can and would have been used against him in a court of law…

With trump, adoration comes before self-preservation.

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:16:28am

re: #73 Targetpractice

Translation: “My lawyers are scared shitless that I’ll just give the 1/6 Committee more reason to come after my head.”

THIS

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:18:30am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The hubs said that none of the cable news networks were going to carry it. THAT makes sense. Not that two people who were supposed to speak came down with COVID…like he would care about that.

AND THIS

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:20:05am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The hubs said that none of the cable news networks were going to carry it. THAT makes sense. Not that two people who were supposed to speak came down with COVID…like he would care about that.

Yup.
This most likely of all

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:20:08am

Really glad the days of the media showing Trump’s empty podium for 45 minutes before he spoke are in the rear view mirror.

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:22:59am

re: #97 Dangerman

Yup.
This most likely of all

Holy shit, he’s lost Maggie.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:24:12am

I watched Jamie Raskin on Rachel’s show last night. This morning I’ve read several tributes sparked by the release of his new book centering on his son Tommy’s suicide and its impact on his family and work. He’s just a remarkable human being and a true public servant.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:27:37am

Something new this morning. Fried roasted garlic potato cakes. And good morning from Southern Idaho.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:29:42am

re: #101 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Something new this morning. Fried roasted garlic potato cakes.

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That sounds like yum.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:33:19am

I hope so. Debating on using butter or bacon grease to fry one (the other 3 are headed for the freezer). Both have their own unique flavor. Duck grease is a third option as well.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:34:13am

re: #99 darthstar

Holy shit, he’s lost Maggie.

Not exactly a resounding loss. I wouldn’t count her out just yet.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:34:44am

re: #103 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I hope so. Debating on using butter or bacon grease to fry one (the other 3 are headed for the freezer). Both have their own unique flavor. Duck grease is a third option as well.

I tend to prefer bacon grease when I have it; it’s got a bit higher of a smoke point over straight butter. Clarified butter is my go-to for high temperature cooking, though.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:35:50am

re: #99 darthstar

Holy shit, he’s lost Maggie.

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My guess is he mostly ignored the advice part
And could not stand the not being covered part

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Ming5000  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:36:23am

This example of anti-vax insanity drives home the consequences of living in a delusional world. This guy is effed. There is no way out. He woke up a paraplegic and may be on a ventilator for the rest of his life, if CV doesn’t kill him in the near term.
His wife is left with his and her harsh reality. The story is painful. She is still entrenched in her alternate reality, so there was no epiphany.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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Decatur Deb  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:38:25am

re: #82 Shropshire Slasher

The world is getting dumber by the day, all because of smart phones.

nypost.com

The negative attitude tells us the good doctor is in the pay of Big Vampire.

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:41:03am

re: #99 darthstar

Vain smug crook upset media isn’t giving him the deference he demands. He stalks off and changes date, knowing that he will get coverage for the date change - and media will still cover his batcrap insanity.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:41:21am

re: #105 Dopamine Fish

I tend to prefer bacon grease when I have it; it’s got a bit higher of a smoke point over straight butter. Clarified butter is my go-to for high temperature cooking, though.

I saw a container of I can’t believe its not butter and at that moment everything was clarified to me

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:41:27am

re: #104 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not exactly a resounding loss. I wouldn’t count her out just yet.

There will be inflation in the price of access the next go-round.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:42:39am

re: #98 darthstar

Really glad the days of the media showing Trump’s empty podium for 45 minutes before he spoke are in the rear view mirror.

I remember being at the airport when that was going on and was totally aghast. Meanwhile at the same time, Hillary was giving a speech on improving job opportunities for the handicapped…but who wanted to hear about anything from her other than her e-mails?

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:43:21am

re: #107 Ming5000

This example of anti-vax insanity drives home the consequences of living in a delusional world. This guy is effed. There is no way out. He woke up a paraplegic and may be on a ventilator for the rest of his life, if CV doesn’t kill him in the near term.
His wife is left with his and her harsh reality. The story is painful. She is still entrenched in her alternate reality, so there was no epiphany.

sorryantivaxxer.com

Its the flu
Its mild
Its low risk

1. Until it’s you
And
2. You get the “serious” one

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:43:30am

re: #110 Dangerman

I saw a container of I can’t believe its not butter and at that moment everything was clarified to me

*WHACK!*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:44:30am

re: #110 Dangerman

I saw a container of I can’t believe its not butter and at that moment everything was clarified to me

Ghee, whiz!

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:44:43am

re: #82 Shropshire Slasher

The world is getting dumber by the day, all because of smart phones.

nypost.com

This is an example of ” it feels so good when you stop doing it”…

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mmmirele  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:45:37am

re: #65 sagehen

The next US civil war is already here - we just refuse to see it
theguardian.com

Very scary article.

Scary because I believe every word of it.

Yeah. I had a discussion about this very thing with a friend of mine who had shared an article written by a person who lived in Sri Lanka during the last part of the civil war. The institutions of government were falling apart and people were still going dancing. (That’s really not the gist of the article, but only a 1 sentence impression.) Then I moved on to MTG’s idea of a “National Divorce” and said, but “what about banks, large corporations, etc? I can’t see Coca-Cola liking a civil war, or my evil too big to fail employer.”

I’m not sure I see a civil war in the future, but I actually could see a low grade civil conflict raging on for years, a battle here, a battle there, etc. These are awful thoughts to have on the 364th day since the insurrection. But we must think them.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:46:42am

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

*WHACK!*

Promise?

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:47:12am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ghee, whiz!

+1
No.
+2

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:47:44am

re: #110 Dangerman

I saw a container of I can’t believe its not butter and at that moment everything was clarified to me

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:49:19am

re: #118 Dangerman

Promise?

So it’s going to be THAT kind of morning. Let me get my robe and wizard hat.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:53:49am

re: #121 Dopamine Fish

So it’s going to be THAT kind of morning. Let me get my robe and wizard hat.

Imperial wizard?

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:55:30am

re: #122 Dangerman

Imperial wizard?

Don’t make me break out the Chiffon…

Chiffon Margarine - “It’s Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature!” (Commercial, 1977)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:57:57am

re: #123 darthstar

Don’t make me break out the Chiffon…

“I can’t believe it’s not Buddha!”

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:58:21am

I saw over on a thread on dKos that Cincinnati’s cable Co is dropping Newsmax. That’s gotta hurt.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:59:12am
Deputy District Attorney and GOP activist Kelly Ernby wasn’t vaccinated when she died early this week after contracting COVID-19,” the Orange County Register reports.

“Despite the news, Republicans leaders who counted 46-year-old Ernby as a friend and who agreed with her opposition of vaccine mandates said Tuesday that their positions haven’t changed.

I said, sure * you’re* not the one who’s dead
Mrsdm said if they die they won t change their position s either

Shes right
And deathbed conversions aren’t really worth much anyway

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:59:26am

re: #113 Dangerman

Its the flu
Its mild
Its low risk

1. Until it’s you
And
2. You get the “serious” one

It’s lower risk if you’re fully vaxxed and boosted.
It’s higher risk if you’re vaccinated.
You’re at highest risk if you’re not vaccinated and don’t mask.

Mild cases are those that can produce prolonged symptoms, like loss of smell/taste, shortness of breath, heart issues, etc. Even a mild covid case can be far worse than any flu.

And even those cases are clogging up ERs, urgent cares, and PCPs. Only way to get past all this is everyone vaccinating and masking and the same people who refuse to vaccinate are those who openly fight mandates. They’re the ones hardest hit by covid, and will see the highest per capita hospitalizations, ICU, and death rates.

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 6:59:47am

re: #124 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“I can’t believe it’s not Buddha!”

I channel the Buddha at the hot dog stand…”make me one with everything”

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:01:22am

re: #123 darthstar

Don’t make me break out the Chiffon…

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Video

Just Parkay it over there ————>

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:01:23am

re: #128 darthstar

I channel the Buddha at the hot dog stand…”make me one with everything”

Mine’s a bit more literal this morning. My nose is running like the Nile (no fever) and I have to get tested now: life is suffering.

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Mattand  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:01:26am

re: #89 Belafon

NJ covid cases way up….among the unvaccinated.

for those fully vaccinated, 1.5% got Covid. less than 1% hospitalized.

Thanks for the sorta good news. I’ve been debating about whether I should essentially lock myself in the house, particularly after my niece just test positive.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:02:42am

re: #121 Dopamine Fish

So it’s going to be THAT kind of morning. Let me get my robe and wizard hat.

Damn! I coulda gone with Blue Bonnet….

133
Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:03:56am

Or maybe I should have said: life is saffron.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:04:23am

While it looks so far like congressional redistricting is not reducing the number of safe democratic districts, what is happening is that the number of competitive districts is being reduced. For example, in Kentucky the GOP is not attempting to crack the 3rd congressional district currently represented by John Yarmuth, so it will remain Democratic leaning, and Yarmuth’s successor is likely to be a Democrat. What they did do, however, is remove the state Capitol, Frankfort, in Franklin County, which leans Democratic, from the 6th Congressional District to make the 6th much less competitive, and moved it into the heavily Republican First Congressional District. You can see on this map that the 1st, which begins in the far West next to the Mississippi River, has a long tail snaking between several other districts up to Franklin County, the epitome of a Gerrymander.

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Captain Magic  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:05:15am

re: #118 Dangerman

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

*WHACK!*

Promise?

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

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Mattand  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:06:29am

Listening to the latest Bob Cesca show.

Jesus Fucking Christ, you’d think Don’t Look Up is Citizen Kane, Star Wars, and Parasite all rolled into one.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I just keep thinking it sounds like two hours of Magic Balance Fairy-style “Everyone is to blame! For everything!”

Oh, well. As long as Cesca’s Islamophobia remains dormant, I’ll persevere.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:07:36am

re: #134 No Malarkey!

What sort of evil electoral fuckery is this?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:07:44am

re: #125 darthstar

I saw over on a thread on dKos that Cincinnati’s cable Co is dropping Newsmax. That’s gotta hurt.

They really need to get rid of OAN. That’s crazier than even Newsmax. I was in a hotel in Lansing, MI (the state capitol!) and happened on it while channel surfing and both the hubs and I were gobsmacked by how fucking insane it was. And this was like 3-4 years ago before they went totally bonkers.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:07:50am

re: #127 lawhawk

It’s lower risk if you’re fully vaxxed and boosted.
It’s higher risk if you’re vaccinated.
You’re at highest risk if you’re not vaccinated and don’t mask.

Mild cases are those that can produce prolonged symptoms, like loss of smell/taste, shortness of breath, heart issues, etc. Even a mild covid case can be far worse than any flu.

And even those cases are clogging up ERs, urgent cares, and PCPs. Only way to get past all this is everyone vaccinating and masking and the same people who refuse to vaccinate are those who openly fight mandates. They’re the ones hardest hit by covid, and will see the highest per capita hospitalizations, ICU, and death rates.

The science and the truth of risk assessment (what you posted) is entirely different from perception that I was alluding to.

For this guy it will now always be a devastating illness, no matter what he used to think.

to the anti’s who *so far* haven’t got it, its still just the flu

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:10:28am

re: #137 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What sort of evil electoral fuckery is this?

Just typical gerrymandering. In 2018 Andy Barr beat Amy McGrath by only about 3 points in the 6th District Congressional race, so by moving a bunch of Democratic voters out of his district, he is guaranteed a seat in Congress for as long as he wants it. The First District is so heavily Republican that adding Franklin County to it does not make it competitive either.

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:10:36am

re: #135 Captain Magic

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

Or William shatner

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:17:34am

re: #140 No Malarkey!

Just typical gerrymandering. In 2018 Andy Barr beat Amy McGrath by only about 3 points in the 6th District Congressional race, so by moving a bunch of Democratic voters out of his district, he is guaranteed a seat in Congress for as long as he wants it. The First District is so heavily Republican that adding Franklin County to it does not make it competitive either.

People are fed up with politicians and politics as usual but when they see a map like that, they just shrug and accept it as politics as usual.

Then they vote - mostly out of protest - for some idiot who promises to be an outsider and to come in and clean things up.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:18:53am

I will vote for Rashida, but you can be damn sure that the GOP candidate will try to smear her with accusations of “Antisemitism”

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:20:31am

Cryptobros are fucking everywhere, man:

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:21:09am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:22:57am
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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:23:02am

Instagram

Anybody else feel a little sharky vibe yesterday out in the lineup? 🤔🤭😂 Wait until end…. 😳🦈🦈

@reefrunnr @irene_navarro_tmamma



#greatwhiteshark #whiteshark #shark #wildlife #nature #surfing #surf #lifeintheocean #sharkbreach @oceanramsey @xcelwetsuits

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:24:19am

re: #145 lawhawk

He needed to vaccinate in the past to gain admittance today, so that ship has sailed.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:24:25am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People are fed up with politicians and politics as usual but just look at a map like that and shrug and accept it as politics as usual.

Then they vote - mostly out of protest - for some idiot who promises to be an outsider and to come in and clean things up.

I don’t like it, and I can complain to my elected representatives about it, but the GOP has a supermajority in the Kentucky General Assembly and SCOTUS gave its blessing to partisan gerrymandering, so they will draw the districts any way they want. Governor Beshear can veto the gerrymander, and he should, but the GOP will easily override his veto.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:26:14am

Here’s something the TFGs mail-order wench It’s doing. You know some MAGAt rube will buy — crypto money-laundering is my guess — $250,000 for a signed hay

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:26:51am

re: #83 Belafon

I’m not sure Macron’s lowered the discourse. Another candidate, Eric Zemmour, was recently caught flipping le doigt d’honneur to someone. Macron is rightly emmerdé himself!

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Dangerman  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:28:35am

re: #145 lawhawk

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Problem seems to be about his visa.
He got a medical exemption to the Australian Open’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

.., according to The Times of London, the star has been stopped at border control over a bizarre visa mix-up. According to the report, a member of Djokovic’s team requested a type of visa that doesn’t apply to people who have been granted a medical exemption from the COVID vaccines.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:30:52am

Islamophobic Mississippi town ordered by judge to issue a permit for the construction of a Mosque. news.yahoo.com

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:37:22am

re: #81 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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darthstar  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:38:24am

Part of what is making the Jan 6 Select Committee’s work so easy for them - despite the well publicized refusals to cooperate by a few major Trump allies - is that the hubris in this crowd was so pervasive that they were as careless as a Scooby-doo villain. Dozens of texts from Hannity? Fox better start a talent search.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:38:29am

re: #154 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Ah more beautiful roses. :)

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:41:06am
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sagehen  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:43:37am

re: #157 lawhawk

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that’s all right, I’m sure they can find jobs in Florida or Texas.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:43:52am

re: #157 lawhawk

A far bigger problem is COVID fatigue amongst front-line medical personnel. They are sick of putting up with anti-vaxxers’ shit, and are quitting their jobs and going elsewhere. You want to know why we’re having a personnel shortage in the middle of a pandemic, right when we need them the most? Because you stupid anti-vax fuckers are EVIL and are ABUSING them just because they won’t give your loved one horse paste. I understand the desperate desire to keep people alive, but YOU came to THEM because you believed they could help. Either trust them, or get the fuck out, but don’t abuse them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:46:54am

re: #157 lawhawk

It doesn’t take long to go from hero to goat these days, even in the middle of a personnel shortage in the health-care industry and a spike in transmissions among vaccinated people.

So long, heroes: Mayo Clinic fires 700 workers over vaccination mandate

Unvaccinated carriers infecting other (vaccinated) workers also contribute to a personnel shortage.

Again, if you want to remain unvaccinated, then I guess that is your personal choice, but be prepared to face the consequences of your free and sovereign choices. Go find a job that does not require regular close contact with other people.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:48:39am

What the actual bejesusing fuck…? (Beginning of a live thread, and boy howdy, it is a LIVE one)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:49:38am

re: #60 Hecuba’s daughter

When will this tulipmania heir finally come to its deserved end? Wait — that’s unfair. Tulips are a legitimate product that many appreciate; they just got a “little” overpriced, but existed before the mania and continued to exist well after the mania came crashing down. As PT Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”.

Sure Cryptocurrency is invaluable in financing criminal operations, assisting with money laundering, and the avoidance of taxes; perhaps that will be sufficient to allow it to continue to exist — but probably not.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay
I read this when I was quite young. I couldn’t have imagined at the time that doing so would eventually be a critical factor in my financial success. I’ve had the experience several times of watching associates, competitors, and all-knowing investment gurus predictably lose their shirts on some kind of bubble that should have been obvious. It is like watching a trainwreck in slow motion.
The dot com bubble of the late 90s was probably the most extreme example. I advised one soon-to-be-broke enthusiast to read MacKay, with special attention to Tulipmania. He scoffed. “What the hell would a 150 year old book have to do with what is going on now?” Turns out its importance could be measured in the billions of dollars. People who saw the bubble early kept their money, those who didn’t saw theirs disappear down a rathole.
It’s occurred to me that the gun buying craze, now in its 12th year, is at least in part a kind of bubble, since some (though not all) of the driving force is the expectation that the product involved will soon be banned.
Why hasn’t this bubble burst? It appears that a cabal of scam artists, allied to fascist politicians, have created an almost burst proof bubble. The gullibility of their audience, and the dark skill of their propagandists,, allow them to constantly move the finish line, maintaining the fear of an imminent ban year and year out. Racist demogogery and fearmongering are part of it, to be sure, but the speculative expectation of a ban is the factor that explains the gun nut tendency to buy 20 or 30 or 50 guns when one or two would meet any foreseeable need.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:51:07am

re: #140 No Malarkey!

Just typical gerrymandering. In 2018 Andy Barr beat Amy McGrath by only about 3 points in the 6th District Congressional race, so by moving a bunch of Democratic voters out of his district, he is guaranteed a seat in Congress for as long as he wants it. The First District is so heavily Republican that adding Franklin County to it does not make it competitive either.

It also takes a county of 50,000 people that is about 11% black (a few percentage points higher than the state overall) away from a competitive district.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:52:37am

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I’ve actually heard ammosexuals say that their stash of AR-15 would be “worth a fortune” when Obama/Hillary/Beto/Biden finally get around to banning them.
Also noteworthy: There seems to be a big overlap between this group and the crypto-marks in this country.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:52:52am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

What the actual bejesusing fuck…? (Beginning of a live thread, and boy howdy, it is a LIVE one)

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Since I can’t go to Twitter at work, what are they being sued for?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:53:14am

re: #161 Dopamine Fish

What the actual bejesusing fuck…? (Beginning of a live thread, and boy howdy, it is a LIVE one)

vampires eschewing the cross is something I’ve not seen in a legal pleading, well…ever…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:54:16am

re: #165 Belafon

Since I can’t go to Twitter at work, what are they being sued for?

calling themselves New York teams when they actually play in New Jersey.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:54:24am

re: #165 Belafon

Since I can’t go to Twitter at work, what are they being sued for?

It’s a class-action lawsuit asking for $6 billion (yes, billion with a B) in damages because they claim it’s deceptive that the teams are called the “New York” Giants and “New York” Jets when they play in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In fact, the other part of the relief, besides the tidy sum of cash, is that they’re demanding that the judge enjoin the teams to play in New York State.

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Mattand  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:55:06am

re: #165 Belafon

Since I can’t go to Twitter at work, what are they being sued for?

For playing in North Jersey, despite the fact they’re the NY Giants and NY Jets.

I read through the tweet thread. I honestly think the person filing the lawsuit is mentally ill. I also think the Lionel Hutz cosplayer who took on the case is hoping the NFL will settle out-of-court to make this go away.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:56:00am

re: #169 Mattand

Talk about a frivolous lawsuit.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:56:50am

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

calling themselves New York teams when they actually play in New Jersey.

re: #168 Dopamine Fish

It’s a class-action lawsuit asking for $6 billion (yes, billion with a B) in damages because they claim it’s deceptive that the teams are called the “New York” Giants and “New York” Jets when they play in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In fact, the other part of the relief, besides the tidy sum of cash, is that they’re demanding that the judge enjoin the teams to play in New York State.

“And furthermore, they’re not jets or giants either.”

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mmmirele  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:56:56am

tl;dr but this guy is suing to have the Jets and Giants go back to playing in New York. Which they haven’t done i. two generations. Cohen is roasting it, obviously. Legal fun on the eve of the anniversary of the insurrection.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 7:57:34am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

Talk about a frivolous lawsuit.

I mean, among other reasons, the Jets have played at the Meadowlands for THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS. No judge is going to say, “Oh, okay, sure, 38 years later we’ll give you piles of cash because you found out yesterday that they don’t play in New York.”

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:00:55am

re: #157 lawhawk

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:01:10am

I wonder what this person will do when they find out that the Cowboys have never actually been located in Dallas.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:01:32am

re: #175 Belafon

I wonder what this person will do when they find out that the Cowboys have never actually been located in Dallas.

That’s actually in the lawsuit! Come on down and collect your prize.

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Mattand  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:02:45am

re: #173 Dopamine Fish

I mean, among other reasons, the Jets have played at the Meadowlands for THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS. No judge is going to say, “Oh, okay, sure, 38 years later we’ll give you piles of cash because you found out yesterday that they don’t play in New York.”

“We’ll call surprise witnesses, each more surprising than the last!”
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:15:00am

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

It is also because they sell guns not as weapons or tools but as fetishes and totemistic offerings to the God of Freedom, as symbols of alpha manhood, virility and FREEDOM!!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:17:19am

re: #155 darthstar

Part of what is making the Jan 6 Select Committee’s work so easy for them - despite the well publicized refusals to cooperate by a few major Trump allies - is that the hubris in this crowd was so pervasive that they were as careless as a Scooby-doo villain. Dozens of texts from Hannity? Fox better start a talent search.

Hannity’s patriotism? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Uh huh

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:25:09am

Well the potato cake was…. different, but good. I did fry it up in bacon grease. The maple syrup was also a nice touch. Everything else was same old, same old. Though I did forego the sour cream on the eggs.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:25:44am

re: #177 Mattand

Apparently this lolsuit is about how inconvenient, expensive, and environmentally damaging it is to drive or take transit from New York to New Jersey to watch the teams play, as well as the bit about false advertising - claiming, apparently, that some people bought tickets without knowing that they were going to Jersey. I cannot WAIT to see the order approving the inevitable motion to dismiss.

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ericblair  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:28:36am

So shit is going down in a big way in Kazakhstan today, which seems to be a surprise to most people. The protestors have taken over a number of government buildings (and several are on fire), many of the airports, and simply grabbed riot vehicles from the cops while the cops and National Guard just sit there. The government has resigned (for what it’s worth), and it looks like a bunch of private aircraft fucked off to Western Europe before the protestors got to the airports.

The country has had the same sort of kleptocratic autocracy that a lot of Central Asian countries got stuck with, and that’s the root of this, but it’s surprising to me that the protestors want such a sharp break from Moscow. That wasn’t in the initial demands of Ukrainian or Belarusian protestors, but it ended up that way because Putin can’t tolerate any sort of democratic government in what he considers Russia’s possessions. Maybe the protestors are just getting ahead of the game.

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:36:00am
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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:39:01am

re: #54 wrenchwench

Gorgeous!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:39:41am

re: #182 ericblair

The country has had the same sort of kleptocratic autocracy that a lot of Central Asian countries got stuck with, and that’s the root of this, but it’s surprising to me that the protestors want such a sharp break from Moscow. That wasn’t in the initial demands of Ukrainian or Belarusian protestors, but it ended up that way because Putin can’t tolerate any sort of democratic government in what he considers Russia’s possessions. Maybe the protestors are just getting ahead of the game.

I am waiting for all the Putinversteher over at moonofalabama.org to start explaining how this is a Western Capitalist Warmongering ploy to surround Russia with hostile governments in advance of colonizing Russia and taking its resources…

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:41:51am

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

Well the potato cake was…. different, but good. I did fry it up in bacon grease. The maple syrup was also a nice touch. Everything else was same old, same old. Though I did forego the sour cream on the eggs.

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Is your potato cake fried mashed potatoes? I love frying up leftover mashed potatoes in butter. The crusty part is the best!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:43:03am

re: #186 Teddy’s Person

Is your potato cake fried mashed potatoes? I love frying up leftover mashed potatoes in butter. The crusty part is the best!

I put mine in the waffle iron, mixed in with some egg, cheese and ham.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:44:23am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I put mine in the waffle iron, mixed in with some egg, cheese and ham.

That sounds good!!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:46:14am

re: #186 Teddy’s Person

Is your potato cake fried mashed potatoes? I love frying up leftover mashed potatoes in butter. The crusty part is the best!

Yep. Roasted garlic at that. I have 3 more of them in the freezer now.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:49:44am

Pretty much what I posted in early December, from my friend who is an infectious disease faculty in a department with a #29 ranking world-wide:

The State Health Officer for Alabama (even Sisyphus must feel sorry for him)

al.com

“The take-home point from what’s going on right now is that the omicron variant that is becoming the predominant variant in this country is incredibly contagious,” Harris said. “It is much more contagious than the delta variant. It is many times more contagious than anything we have seen before, many orders of magnitude more contagious than the original strain that we had almost two years ago. And it is just spreading like wildfire. It will infect everyone in this state at some point, probably, or most of them.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:49:54am
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ericblair  Jan 5, 2022 • 8:59:07am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am waiting for all the Putinversteher over at moonofalabama.org to start explaining how this is a Western Capitalist Warmongering ploy to surround Russia with hostile governments in advance of colonizing Russia and taking its resources…

It looks like the tankies have now mostly figured out where Kazakhstan is and who are the good anti-Western patriots and who are the nasty pro-Western stooges, so should be good to go soon.

This does seem to fuck things up for Putin’s little power play in Ukraine. To my view, this protest and the scale and speed of it took everyone by surprise, West and East. Russia is stretched covering the self-caused crises it had before, and now it’s got a nice big new one on its borders.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:00:18am

It’s a good thing you can’t put on weight from food pron posts. With all the virtual calories that get posted here we would all be in some serious trouble.

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:00:37am
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mmmirele  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:06:14am

One of our managers proposed a

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Life in the financial fast lane, just like everywhere else…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:13:52am

re: #106 Dangerman

My guess is he mostly ignored the advice part
And could not stand the not being covered part

Wouldn’t Noisemax and OANN have broadcast it live? Faux News seems more cautious.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:15:32am

re: #196 Hecuba’s daughter

Wouldn’t Noisemax and OANN have broadcast it live? Faux News seems more cautious.

He wants more mainstream (and just plain more) attention.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:17:53am

re: #194 lawhawk

So Biden can get a complex telescope deployed in space, but can’t get Manchin to agree to give up his daughter’s epipen bonus? What kind of president is he, and why are his priorities so messed up?

//

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:23:14am

It failed. It’s just taking an inordinate amount of time for the repercussions to hit the big dogs.

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gocart mozart  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:23:22am

LOL

61. Despite all the money Defendants save by misnaming their teams, sharing a stadium without a dome, and utilizing free real estate, in the last 10 years, the Jets record has been 51 - 93 and the Giants record has been 57 - 87 with a combined 8 - 24 record this season (as of the date this complaint was filed).
62. As Giants and Jets fans, Plaintiff and the class are insulted, ridiculed, harassed, tormented, and bullied by NFL fans around the United States due to the affiliation of the Giants and Jets with the State of New York rather than their true home, New Jersey.
63. Plaintiff and the class have suffered mental and emotional damages including depression, sadness, and anxiety, as well as limited and damaged eustress, self-esteem, escape, entertainment, group affiliation and family needs as a result of Defendants’ conduct.
64. Plaintiff and the class of New York Giants and Jets fans respectfully request that both teams to return to the State of New York so they can enjoy all the healthy social, psychological and physical benefits associated with sports identification of their home NFL teams

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:25:16am
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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:26:11am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Putting a clove of garlic in your ear overnight is a different matter, though…

…and it block out noises.

re: #198 Belafon

So Biden can get a complex telescope deployed in space, but can’t get Manchin to agree to give up his daughter’s epipen bonus? What kind of president is he, and why are his priorities so messed up?

//So,

in fairness to manchin, i just read an article that indicates he is willing to put in place some filibuster reforms, and without killing the filibuster, they’d be pretty significant. they’d do away, for instance, with the ability to filibuster a bill before it’s even gotten to the floor for debate. there’s also some indication he may be open to a talking filibuster, though he needs some sense of how a talking filibuster could be brought to an end. One reform that might help, and that he sounds like he’s in favor of, is removing the supermajority requirement and going to 3/5’s of members present. So if Republicans want to filibuster all night, they’d best be willing to stay awake all night and be present on the floor.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:30:58am

re: #202 steve_davis

in fairness to manchin, i just read an article that indicates he is willing to put in place some filibuster reforms, and without killing the filibuster, they’d be pretty significant. they’d do away, for instance, with the ability to filibuster a bill before it’s even gotten to the floor for debate. there’s also some indication he may be open to a talking filibuster, though he needs some sense of how a talking filibuster could be brought to an end. One reform that might help, and that he sounds like he’s in favor of, is removing the supermajority requirement and going to 3/5’s of members present. So if Republicans want to filibuster all night, they’d best be willing to stay awake all night and be present on the floor.

They need to make sure that the changes include the requirement that the 3/5’s only applies if the Senate doors are unlocked and that all bills require sufficient time for Senators to travel from their home state to the Senate.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:32:38am

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

take it easy people, take it easy.

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FWIW, Antonio Brown lived homeless on the streets of Miami from the age of 16 until he accepted a football scholarship at the University of Miami. His mother kicked him out of their apartment because his being there interfered with her boyfriends and lifestyle.

He obviously knows how to take care of his physical health otherwise he wouldn’t be able to play professional football at the level he is capable of. And he may be an asshole.

But he needs counseling on how to take care of his mental health as well.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:33:08am

re: #199 Patricia Kayden

It failed. It’s just taking an inordinate amount of time for the repercussions to hit the big dogs.

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DT was not in the White House, last time I checked.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:33:17am

Minor observation: Model plane prices have increased dramatically on Ebay in recent weeks, even though there is no discernable shortage and the manufacturers are injecting away.
I wonder if someone has convinced the market that communist conspirators are about to ban those too?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:36:45am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People are fed up with politicians and politics as usual but when they see a map like that, they just shrug and accept it as politics as usual.

Then they vote - mostly out of protest - for some idiot who promises to be an outsider and to come in and clean things up.

Much of the time it may be more that they vote against the insider who has irritated them — thinking, mistakenly, that any alternative can’t be worse. In primaries, the situation is usually very different — most people don’t vote there and they believe that magically the incumbent, who they may like, will automatically get re-elected. For example, AOC won because people didn’t bother voting in primaries.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:38:23am

re: #206 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Minor observation: Model plane prices have increased dramatically on Ebay in recent weeks, even though there is no discernable shortage and the manufacturers are injecting away.
I wonder if someone has convinced the market that communist conspirators are about to ban those too?

I’ve heard you can use them to mine bitcoins. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:41:53am

meanwhile in Greater Cincinnati

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:42:34am

This is dystopian AF

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:43:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:43:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:48:25am

jeebus

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:48:44am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:49:03am
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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:50:21am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:50:26am

re: #210 The Pie Overlord!

This is dystopian AF

It’s probably about grifting investors. For most things shopping in VR is far inferior to shopping via a computer screen.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:50:44am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:51:53am

re: #218 The Pie Overlord!

If it works I am for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:53:33am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor planned to posthumously pardon Homer Plessy on Wednesday, more than a century after the Black man was arrested in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow a Jim Crow law creating “whites-only” train cars.

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues.

Gov. John Bel Edwards scheduled the pardon ceremony for a spot near where Plessy was arrested in 1892 for breaking a Louisiana law requiring Black people to ride in cars that the law described as “equal but separate” from those for white customers. The date is close to the 125th anniversary of Plessy’s guilty plea in New Orleans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:55:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:57:59am
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:58:39am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:59:06am

MAGA Battle Flag

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:59:28am

I remember 1/6/2021 very clearly. I was in my front office, as I have been since I moved upstairs into the office in the fall of 2020. It was a relatively mild day for early January here, and I had hung the flag outside in anticipation of the formal tallying of the electoral votes. I knew little of the upcoming rally and expected that, like most Trump rallies in those later days, it would just be a handful of people with stupid signs that we would make fun of and then it’d dissipate. I was woefully unprepared for what happened. I think I was online here when shit started going down and I turned on the news. As events unfolded, I wandered outside and took down my flag.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 5, 2022 • 9:59:44am

re: #210 The Pie Overlord!

This is dystopian AF

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I won’t hook up “smart” anything because I consider it a security risk. No way I’m telling the universe about my shopping habits. (Of course a few places I do business with know what I’ve bought from them, although mostly I use cash, even after covid.)

Paranoia is heightened awareness.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:00:04am

O_o

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:02:14am

re: #226 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I won’t hook up “smart” anything because I consider it a security risk. No way I’m telling the universe about my shopping habits. (Of course a few places I do business with know what I’ve bought from them, although mostly I use cash, even after covid.)

Paranoia is heightened awareness.

I have a Ring doorbell. I might contemplate smart lights. I will NOT:

1) Ever install a smart thermostat, or another device that might kill me;
2) Connect any (supposedly) smart appliance to the Internet.

Most days, I barely have enough intelligence to keep myself alive. I don’t trust any computer to be as smart as I am. And that’s before I get into security.

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:03:23am

re: #223 jaunte

JFC…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:04:10am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:04:16am

re: #226 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Paranoia is heightened awareness.

Kind of like worrying about what’s in a vaccine?

As much as the still image looks crude (I’ll watch the video at home), there are a few places where VR will be better than the web, but I don’t think walking down the aisles of a virtual Walmart make much sense. Why not take advantage of the fact that you don’t need to think two dimensionally?

As for the concerns, I’m not important enough for them to want to track me.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:06:26am

re: #228 Dopamine Fish

I have a Ring doorbell. I might contemplate smart lights. I will NOT:

1) Ever install a smart thermostat, or another device that might kill me;
2) Connect any (supposedly) smart appliance to the Internet.

Most days, I barely have enough intelligence to keep myself alive. I don’t trust any computer to be as smart as I am. And that’s before I get into security.

I have a Ring. The thermostats that just got installed with my new AC unit could be hooked up to the internet, but I won’t. I will never, no matter how much automation I put in, install an electric door lock.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:07:45am

re: #232 Belafon

I have a Ring. The thermostats that just got installed with my new AC unit could be hooked up to the internet, but I won’t. I will never, no matter how much automation I put in, install an electric door lock.

I would consider closed-system automation but not any Internet-based “conveniences”.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:09:04am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:12:55am

When we drive to NY, Zedushka loves to visit the Walmart in Clarion, PA, the Wegman’s in Wilkes-Barre, and the Wawa in Stroudsburg.

The Wawa is the best place for coffee, and we go to the other stores to buy Utz “extra dark” pretzels which can’t be found in Michigan.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:13:56am

re: #231 Belafon

Kind of like worrying about what’s in a vaccine?

As much as the still image looks crude (I’ll watch the video at home), there are a few places where VR will be better than the web, but I don’t think walking down the aisles of a virtual Walmart make much sense. Why not take advantage of the fact that you don’t need to think two dimensionally?

As for the concerns, I’m not important enough for them to want to track me.

I don’t need to worry about what’s in a vaccine, the manufacturers and state/federal agencies have explained it in detail.

I am just as unimportant (not so worried about being tracked — I avoid it if I can, on general principles), but that hasn’t saved any of the people caught in the crossfire at drive-by shootings, or in the crowd for the random ones. As dopefish says, many “smart” appliances can kill you.

Also, walking through the store to pick up your stuff adds steps to your daily count. Much less boring than a treadmill.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:14:12am

re: #200 gocart mozart

LOL

[Embedded content] 64. Plaintiff and the class of New York Giants and Jets fans respectfully request that both teams to return to the State of New York so they can enjoy all the healthy social, psychological and physical benefits associated with sports identification of their home NFL teams

Looks like it’s gonna be a payday for Covington & Burling.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:18:24am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

My Kentucky State Senator is an antivaxxer, antimasker, and an avid proponent of the Big Lie, but like a stopped clock, she is right this once about gerrymandering.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:19:52am

re: #238 No Malarkey!

My Kentucky State Senator is an antivaxxer, antimasker, and an avid proponent of the Big Lie, but like a stopped clock, she is right this once about gerrymandering.

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I originally pasted the wrong link. Click refresh to see the gerrymandering tweet.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:20:40am

re: #235 The Pie Overlord!

When we drive to NY, Zedushka loves to visit the Walmart in Clarion, PA, the Wegman’s in Wilkes-Barre, and the Wawa in Stroudsburg.

The Wawa is the best place for coffee, and we go to the other stores to buy Utz “extra dark” pretzels which can’t be found in Michigan.

Yes, Utz pretzels are great. Their fried dill pickle chips are surprisingly good also.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:26:44am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:27:27am

re: #235 The Pie Overlord!

When we drive to NY, Zedushka loves to visit the Walmart in Clarion, PA, the Wegman’s in Wilkes-Barre, and the Wawa in Stroudsburg.

The Wawa is the best place for coffee, and we go to the other stores to buy Utz “extra dark” pretzels which can’t be found in Michigan.

What’s the draw for the Clarion Walmart?

I grew up about 45 minutes from Clarion. When I was a junior in high school, I attended what would today be called a STEM camp at Clarion University. Part of the program was an elective. I took photography and spent some time walking around campus taking pictures. I ended up in a gym where a couple of guys were shooting hoops. Those photos my still be in the attic at my parent’s house.

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:30:35am

COVID19 WINNER Dance Your PhD 2021: Biochemical & Biophysical Studies of the COVID-19 N Protein

COVID19 WINNER Dance Your PhD 2021: Biochemical & Biophysical Studies of the COVID-19 N Protein

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:30:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:32:04am
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:34:01am

re: #242 Teddy’s Person

What’s the draw for the Clarion Walmart?

I grew up about 45 minutes from Clarion. When I was a junior in high school, I attended what would today be called a STEM camp at Clarion University. Part of the program was an elective. I took photography and spent some time walking around campus taking pictures. I ended up in a gym where a couple of guys were shooting hoops. Those photos my still be in the attic at my parent’s house.

I was in marching band in high school. Every year we would march and compete in the parade for the Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion. That was always a great time.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2022 • 10:57:08am

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Only Democrats responded. Republicans knew they were safe.


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