Video: NASA’s New Webb Space Telescope Opens Its Golden ‘Eye’

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The James Webb Space Telescope continues successfully deploying its many complex parts, as it approaches its rendezvous with the L2 Lagrange point where it will live for the rest of its life, sending back infrared images from unimaginably distant reaches of space.

The world’s most powerful telescope unfurled its final mirror today as it sped away to its final destination one million miles from earth. NASA completed the final step of the Webb telescope’s difficult two-week initiation process Saturday, unfolding the final 21-foot piece: its ‘golden eye.’ NPR science correspondent Joe Palca joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain more about the telescope, its design, and its purpose.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:49:25am
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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:57:36am

I like Amy Klobuchar much better when she is being a Senator than when she was running for President. I can see her as President.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:01:48am

re: #2 retired cynic

Like Manchin would ever go for that.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:06:53am

Don’t CL me bro!

re: #224 Jay C

And the special Beatles reboots;

I Want To Hold Your Bacon
The Long And Winding Bacon
Hey Bacon
Bacon Submarine
Happiness is a Warm Bacon

“Bacon Submarine” sounds like a rather raunchy euphemism.

Also, too, “Don’t Dream It’s Bacon”.

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wrenchwench  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:18:59am
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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:18:59am

from Political Wire politicalwire.com
Bonus Quote of the Day, January 9, 2022

“I am, as you know, a Black person, descended of people who were given the vote by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 15th amendment was not a bipartisan vote, it was a single party vote that gave Black people the right to vote. Manchin and others need to stop saying that because that gives me great pain for somebody to imply that the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution is not legitimate because it did not have bipartisan buy-in.”

— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by Politico.

my emphasis

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mmmirele  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:19:11am

OK, just an anecdote, but I think we’re in serious trouble (not sure how or what it all means). I went to the CVS to pick up some scrips that had been building up for me over the last week. This is a fairly good sized CVS in an area surrounded by 55+ housing and mobile home parks. Three things I noticed:

1) As I was standing in line (this is usual), one of the managers came out and began taping up signs indicating the pharmacy would be closing at 6 pm Monday and Tuesday. Normally, it closes at 9, but since Thanksgiving it’s been closing at 7 pm.

2) The drive-through pharmacy was *closed*, so there were more people standing in line.

3) The manager putting up the signs was talking about one of the staff who had to be sent home. The staffer had tested positive for COVID, did their five days, felt fine, came into work, failed the test and was sent home. So yeah, COVID is sweeping through the CVS staff.

And a 4) Someone standing in line asking when test kits would be delivered next. The tech was all *shrug shoulders* No Idea.

I guess I need to get that Fry’s grocery order for staples done….

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lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:20:09am

Carryover from last thread:

Songs changed by bacon.

Shine on you crazy bacon (Pink Floyd)
Long Distance Bacon (Yes)
The Bacon Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis)
Red Bacon (Rush)
Master of Bacon (Metallica)

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lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:21:32am
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lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:23:04am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:24:27am

I just finished watching one of favorite episodes of Antiques Roadshow. It was at Bonanzaville ND. The Rolex was worth $500,000 and the guy who owned it was completely floored.

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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:27:24am

Trump’s Cable Cabinet: New texts reveal the influence of Fox hosts on previous White House

wapo.st (no paywall)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:28:44am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:31:29am

re: #9 lawhawk

That’s a flashback to the Tarrant Co TX assholes who made some noise a year or two ago.

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wrenchwench  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:31:41am

Last Train to Baconville

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:33:58am

replies to Reyes are *chef’s kiss*

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:35:32am

re: #12 retired cynic

Trump’s Cable Cabinet: New texts reveal the influence of Fox hosts on previous White House

wapo.st (no paywall)

I wonder where the texts or emails are from the other Fox News hosts. How is Tucker or Lou Dobbs contacting him? What were they urging him to do? He followed his instincts; have Hannity and Ingraham fallen in line and are now in full agreement that destroying our nation is the best course given that they see his base is totally on board? Or do they continue to have second thoughts about his approach?

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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:37:58am
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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:43:20am

re: #18 William Lewis

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If he feels that threatened, he should order online and stand guard at his car when they bring the stuff out to him.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:43:25am

Has anyone got Gimme Bacon yet?

…if I don’t gimme some bacon, yeah I’m gonna fade away…..

(Edited: changed get me to gimme because duh, it’s no to some, because that is the actual word in the lyrics)

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gocart mozart  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:50:09am

Great minds yada yada. I swear I didn’t see his tweet first.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:51:26am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:53:43am

The bacon and the pea.
The three little bacon’s (talk about your low hanging fruit)
Bacon Road (Heinlein’s Glory Road)
Have bacon, will travel (Heinlein’s Have Space Suit, will travel)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:55:27am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Like Manchin would ever go for that.

I’m worried about Manchin now more than ever. I saw a headline that says he’s been getting advice from Romney and Larry ‘caine Kudlow.

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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:58:42am

We were talking the other day about how farming has changed, and how computers were in the cabs of the tractors. Well…
washingtonpost.com

Is the world ready for the farmerless tractor?

CES is the trade show for cool kids, where the future of technology struts its stuff for a few days in Vegas each year. So it’s news when a star of this futuristic show is one of America’s oldest industrial corporations — so old that cast iron is part of its innovation history.

John Deere was a Vermont blacksmith whose village failed in the economic misery of the 1830s. He followed his customers west to Illinois, where they discovered that Midwestern mud clung to their cast-iron plows. Stopping every few feet to free a plow was no way to get a crop in. Deere created a “self-scouring” steel plow — cutting-edge technology worthy of the name.

Almost two centuries later, Deere’s corporate descendants were on the Strip, elbow to elbow with the crypto cowboys and mavens of the metaverse, touting the company’s latest advance in tillage technology: an autonomous tractor. No farmer required. It runs via a smartphone app.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:58:46am

re: #244 Mattand

I figured as much, but you’ve got to be from this area to know how much hatred there is for the Cowboys.

I can only imagine the shit show afterwards in the parking lot and on the subway. Cowboys fans are insane to wear their gear to Eagles home games. You are literally risking a trip to the hospital.

One of the things that is indicative of how non-local the DFW area is is how many different football team fans are tolerated. Not only do I see Steelers, Eagles, Patriots, Saints and other teams logos on cars where I work, but I know of one cheesesteak restaurant, Fred’s, that features Philadelphia decorations, especially the Eagles.

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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:00:22pm

re: #25 retired cynic

$550,000.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:01:58pm
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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:02:04pm

re: #15 wrenchwench

Last Train to Baconville

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The Last Train to Bacon sounds like a great stop.

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retired cynic  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:02:11pm

and

We cannot hollow out the entire economy as we’ve allowed rural America to be hollowed. We need to become much more sophisticated and much more vigorous about lifelong learning, acquisition of new skills, support for workers in transition (and their families). We need to understand that education is no longer preparation for a career, but preparation for disrupted careers: High school and college graduates must excel in teamwork, skill-building and adaptation.

A species that can go from cast-iron to steel plows, and from there to autonomous tractors, is a problem-solving species. Which is a good thing, because the transformation of developed economies by technology is creating a whole lot of problems. We can do better with eventual, inevitable changes than we’ve done by rural America, but not without constant focus and the willingness to think and act in new ways. The future will not drive itself.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:02:15pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

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mmmirele  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:04:16pm

re: #27 retired cynic

$550,000.

Nobody *buys* a tractor anymore, especially one that requires regular software upgrades. They lease ‘em.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:05:36pm

re: #20 A Mom Anon

Has anyone got Gimme Bacon yet?

…if I don’t get me no bacon, yeah I’m gonna fade away…..

I’m gonna fry like a beagle…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:06:21pm

Damn
At least 32 hospitalized too

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:10:39pm

Well, there is the line from the B-52’s “Rock Lobster” “Bacon potatoes, bacon in the sun.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:10:44pm
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BeachDem  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:12:45pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

That’s a flashback to the Tarrant Co TX assholes who made some noise a year or two ago.

Time flies (whether you’re having fun or not)

Kory Watkins—2014

Kory Watkins, the rifle-toting Libertarian spokesman for Texas’s Open Carry Tarrant County group, told The Daily Beast. Watkins’ photograph is often used by Moms Demand Action to demonstrate the problem of firearms in family stores (including the current Kroger petition).

Watkins buys most of his food at Kroger and says unless the grocer outright bans guns, posting signs and all, he’ll continue to shop there—but leaving his rifle at home isn’t an option. “I’m obligated to protect my family. I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” he said.

thedailybeast.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:15:43pm

re: #37 BeachDem

Time flies (whether you’re having fun or not)

Kory Watkins—2014

Kory Watkins, the rifle-toting Libertarian spokesman for Texas’s Open Carry Tarrant County group, told The Daily Beast. Watkins’ photograph is often used by Moms Demand Action to demonstrate the problem of firearms in family stores (including the current Kroger petition).

Watkins buys most of his food at Kroger and says unless the grocer outright bans guns, posting signs and all, he’ll continue to shop there—but leaving his rifle at home isn’t an option. “I’m obligated to protect my family. I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” he said.

thedailybeast.com

What’s the over-under of him being anti-vax…

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ericblair  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:20:47pm

re: #6 retired cynic

“Manchin and others need to stop saying that because that gives me great pain for somebody to imply that the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution is not legitimate because it did not have bipartisan buy-in.”

— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by Politico.

my emphasis

I have lived in several countries, and this sort of bipartisanship fetish, especially for domestic policies, is an American thing. In other countries, if some member of parliament told people that he couldn’t vote for a bill because the opposition opposes it, his colleagues would probably check him into the hospital. The only time I can think of where bi- or multi-partisanship would be needed would be a declaration of war.

My theory here is that this is a confederate relic. There used to be a bipartisan “confederate party”, of Dems and GOP from the South, who would be able to block anything that offends their little racist sensibilities, so getting them on board was a necessary thing. And, of course, that made things bipartisan.

Now, the confederate party is the GOP. So, as far as the Washington elite are concerned, now “bipartisan” means that you have to get the GOP on board. You don’t have to get the Dems on board, because who cares about that. They certainly didn’t when McConnell shoved through the Trump tax cut or Barrett onto the Supreme Court without one Dem vote. I’d like to know what Manchin thought about those stunts, but I have a couple of guesses.

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BeachDem  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:23:26pm

re: #38 GlutenFreeJesus

What’s the over-under of him being anti-vax…

Well, he’s anti-mask, so I’d guess…

Pro-arms activist publishes his arrival in Puerto Rico without wearing a mask

“I passed that (the siege post) and told them I didn’t consent and walked through it. Don’t be a sheep.”

archyde.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:24:17pm

re: #38 GlutenFreeJesus

What’s the over-under of him being anti-vax…

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BigPapa  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:24:23pm

Catching up on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Spite stores are now a thing.

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mmmirele  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:27:24pm

Now I can’t even ACCESS Twitter’s website without being told I’m suspended. So I filed a complaint.

I am currently under a kind of suspension that supposedly would allow me to BROWSE tweets, but every time I attempt to access twitter.com, I am getting a page that tells me I’m suspended. When I attempt to click through to merely read tweets, I get returned to the suspended page. Wash, rinse, repeat. I have tried multiple browsers.

So since I can’t even BROWSE tweets, I want to understand how the following Tweet, directed at @JamesQuinteroTX @cscisd @TPPF was “abuse or harassment.” The tweet states: “You are the kind of person who needs to be sat in the middle of a COVID ICU for a few hours. I’ll grant you PPE, but you need to see and hear the actual results of your beliefs, as in PEOPLE DYING AROUND YOU. You are a horrible person.”

I have only tweeted towards @JamesQuinteroTX and @TPPF this one time, so I do not understand at all how this can be abuse and harassment for a one time Tweet. This is a serious issue, Mr. Quintero needs to understand that his statements regarding schools during a pandemic have REAL WORLD consequences and my account should be unlocked.

As an ex-attorney, I completely understand that Twitter is a private entity and can run itself however it wants, including banning people. But I don’t think my tweet was abuse and harassment—it was stating reality during a pandemic where there are people who don’t think we have serious problems.

Sincerely yours,

Deana M. Holmes

Now I’m going off to Facebook to find this guy’s outfit and to ask him why he’s such a goddamned snowflake.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:33:44pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

He later thanked officers for checking on his well-being after the crash, although he was ticketed for driving without a valid license.
“I don’t ask for permission to drive a car I paid for on a road I paid for,” Watkins said.

Exactly the kind of idiot you don”t want walking around in stores carrying a rifle.

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Nojay UK  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:39:10pm

re: #25 retired cynic

We were talking the other day about how farming has changed, and how computers were in the cabs of the tractors. Well…

Is the world ready for the farmerless tractor?

Rudyard Kipling predicted just such over a hundred years ago, in his short story “Easy as ABC”, set in the 21st century:

“The girl laughed, and laid aside her knitting. An old-fashioned Controller stood at her elbow, which she reversed from time to time, and we could hear the snort and clank of the obedient cultivator half a mile away, behind the guardian woods.”

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:41:19pm

re: #45 Nojay UK

Rudyard Kipling predicted just such over a hundred years ago, in his short story “Easy as ABC”, set in the 21st century:

“The girl laughed, and laid aside her knitting. An old-fashioned Controller stood at her elbow, which she reversed from time to time, and we could hear the snort and clank of the obedient cultivator half a mile away, behind the guardian woods.”

“And that’s how the leopard got its spots!”

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:51:14pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 9, 2022 • 12:57:17pm
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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:00:12pm

How thirsty can one Farage be?

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:06:22pm

re: #37 BeachDem

Time flies (whether you’re having fun or not)

Kory Watkins—2014

Kory Watkins, the rifle-toting Libertarian spokesman for Texas’s Open Carry Tarrant County group, told The Daily Beast. Watkins’ photograph is often used by Moms Demand Action to demonstrate the problem of firearms in family stores (including the current Kroger petition).

Watkins buys most of his food at Kroger and says unless the grocer outright bans guns, posting signs and all, he’ll continue to shop there—but leaving his rifle at home isn’t an option. “I’m obligated to protect my family. I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” he said.

thedailybeast.com

Is your family In the store with you?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:12:32pm

O_o

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:14:30pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now he identifies as being still alive.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:16:12pm
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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:18:06pm

Hot damn, I see that Detroit earned themselves one last win. And a couple of really good trick plays.

Good for them.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:18:23pm

re: #53 jaunte

This photo should be shown to those anti-vax folks along with some others.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:19:00pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

“Transvaccinated” man who checked himself out of the hospital while receiving supplemental oxygen, against doctor’s orders, has died of COVID

🤣🤣🤣🤣

John Donne did say ” therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” But then again, there were no anti-vaxxers during his time on earth.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:19:18pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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So another covidiot bigot has transitioned. From being alive to being dead. No loss in my book.

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gocart mozart  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:20:24pm
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The Squire of Logos  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:20:33pm

re: #54 William Lewis

Hot damn, I see that Detroit earned themselves one last win. And a couple of really good trick plays.

Good for them.

I am not even a casual football fan. However, I will pull for the Lions against anyone. I guess I am a softie for teams that are hapless.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:24:28pm

re: #18 William Lewis

[Embedded content]

Massively inappropriate gun to protect himself from nonexistent threats, no mask to ward off actual ones.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:25:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:26:44pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:26:47pm

re: #2 retired cynic

I like Amy Klobuchar much better when she is being a Senator than when she was running for President. I can see her as President.

I’m selfishly hoping that she remains my senator until she retires. We need her in the senate.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:28:45pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:31:28pm

re: #64 jaunte

That is why we must GOTV in every election. And as to PA the GOP is running some folks who are not playing with a full deck.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:32:50pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

He’s right, they don’t have that right. They do have the right to keep your unvaccinated children from endangering others by not enrolling them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:36:04pm

re: #65 PhillyPretzel

That is why we must GOTV in every election. And as to PA the GOP is running some folks who are not playing with a full deck.

And we know from experience, these people get elected — MTG, Boebert, Cawthorn, Gosar. But those playing with a full deck are even more dangerous — McCarthy, Cruz, Hawley, McConnell. Too bad the Berniebots are doing everything in their power to undermine us.

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:39:18pm

re: #52 jaunte

Now he identifies as being still alive.

May be, but what does his own research tell him?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:44:11pm

re: #8 lawhawk

Carryover from last thread:

Songs changed by bacon.

Shine on you crazy bacon (Pink Floyd)
Long Distance Bacon (Yes)
The Bacon Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis)
Red Bacon (Rush)
Master of Bacon (Metallica)

Did somebody already get Stairway to Bacon?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:46:58pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Did somebody already get Stairway to Bacon?

Take a bow, Eclectic Cyborg.

re: #242 Eclectic Cyborg

The Bacon of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Bohemian Bacon.

Stairway to Bacon.

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:47:00pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Go ahead and argue that.

They do have the right to not let unvaccinated, let alone actually infected kids in

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:48:14pm

re: #66 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

He’s right, they don’t have that right. They do have the right to keep your unvaccinated children from endangering others by not enrolling them.

Gmta!

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:50:56pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Did somebody already get Stairway to Bacon?

I notice no one’s going the other way, like

The lamb lies down on bacon

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:52:30pm

It’s lean, it’s lean, it’s lean, it’s lean
I’m bacon of you please don’t say it’s fat

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stpaulbear  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:52:39pm
The world’s most powerful telescope unfurled its final mirror today as it sped away to its final destination one million miles from earth. NASA completed the final step of the Webb telescope’s difficult two-week initiation process Saturday, unfolding the final 21-foot piece: its ‘golden eye.’

I’ve been watching a lot of the deployment process on NASA’s live feed from the control centers. It was fairly riveting to watch as step after step was completed successfully while knowing that the whole mission could be wrecked at the next step. When the second section of the mirror was finally locked into place, the project manager had to cut his thank-you’s short because he was too close to tears.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:57:30pm
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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:57:39pm

re: #75 stpaulbear

I’ve been watching a lot of the deployment process on NASA’s live feed from the control centers. It was fairly riveting to watch as step after step was completed successfully while knowing that the whole mission could be wrecked at the next step. When the second section of the mirror was finally locked into place, the project manager had to cut his thank-you’s short because he was too close to tears.

Still a bunch of steps to go too. Get into the right orbit, cool down the systems, calibrate everything and in 5 ~ 6 months they’ll start getting useful data.

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:58:07pm

Handel’s bacon

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 1:59:29pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

And some of the GOP will make a display of throwing their masks in the trash, you know, to own the Libs.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:02:24pm

re: #65 PhillyPretzel

That is why we must GOTV in every election. And as to PA the GOP is running some folks who are not playing with a full deck.

I wish I knew a way to get to every Democratic voter that only seems to know how to vote in years divisible by 4.

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IngisKahn  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:03:34pm

What about the Cradle of Filth classic:
Bacon Abortion?

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:04:12pm

The sound of bacon

Bacon wizard

Whippin’ bacon

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sagehen  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:05:35pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:05:40pm

Alice’s Bacon Massacree

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:06:22pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:08:53pm
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steve_davis  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:12:42pm

re: #11 PhillyPretzel

I just finished watching one of favorite episodes of Antiques Roadshow. It was at Bonanzaville ND. The Rolex was worth $500,000 and the guy who owned it was completely floored.

i love those episodes. did you happen to see the one where somebody brought in a ceremonial oar from the last king of hawaii, and it was worth something like a quarter mill?

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:14:27pm

A Bacon on the Roof

Ok maybe not…

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:14:33pm

re: #87 steve_davis

Those are wonderful moments and I enjoy them. One of many reasons why I watch PBS. You are not going to see shows like Antiques Roadshow anywhere else.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:15:37pm

re: #87 steve_davis

i love those episodes. did you happen to see the one where somebody brought in a ceremonial oar from the last king of hawaii, and it was worth something like a quarter mill?

On the other hand you gotta feel bad for folks who THINK they have something valuable but it turns out to be a replica or reproduction.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:17:18pm

Bacon Face
I Know What Your Bacon Did Last Night
Bacon: Dead or Alive

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:17:57pm

re: #90 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes. One woman had her beloved beads and they turned out to be fakes. A sad moment but at least she found out what the beads were.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:18:27pm

re: #90 Eclectic Cyborg

I have a little glass-fronted wooden framed pinball game from the 1930’s that was one of my dad’s toys when he was a kid, that I’ve been dutifully saving for my grand-kids. I happened to look it up online a few days ago, and apparently so many of them were made it’s worth about $12.

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:40:04pm

The Low Bacon of High-Heeled Boys
Bacon Can’t Fail
Here Comes the Bacon Again
Don’t You (Forget About Bacon)

And apologies in advance for bringing the quintessential soft rock earworm to the table:

I’d Like to Bacon With You

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:43:45pm

re: #93 jaunte

I have a little glass-fronted wooden framed pinball game from the 1930’s that was one of my dad’s toys when he was a kid, that I’ve been dutifully saving for my grand-kids. I happened to look it up online a few days ago, and apparently so many of them were made it’s worth about $12.

I’ve probably told this before, but I had a friend contact me a couple of years ago after he went into a NYC guitar store: “man, you have a Gibson Firebird, right? I saw one for $20,000 at _____Guitar Store!” So I went online and sure enough he had seen an original “reverse” guitar. My guitar from probably 1966 is “non-reverse” and is probably at best worth $4,000. That seems like a lot, but new American-made top-line guitars start at $1000 and can be $2000. Heck, the clarinet my son wants costs $4000.

Sorry, as an explainer, the “reverse” not only ran into legal challenges from Fender, but it was too expensive and exotic, so it didn’t sell well, so they made a cheaper version that switched somethings and mass produced; that’s what I have.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:44:38pm

Sympathy for the Bacon
I Wanna Hold Your Bacon
I Will Always Love Bacon

97
A Cranky One  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:45:28pm

Bacon, Joy of Man’s Desiring

The classics are the best.

98
Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:46:11pm

(When I think of you) I Touch My Bacon

99
Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:48:16pm

The Bacon Beneath My Wings

100
Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:50:15pm

A Horse With No Bacon

101
The Squire of Logos  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:50:43pm

Bacon Street since soft rock has been mentioned.

102
Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:51:29pm

Won’t Get Bacon Again

103
Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:51:48pm

Seven Bacon Army

104
The Squire of Logos  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:53:38pm

The Bacon of the Edmund Fitzgerald

105
dharmamark  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:54:35pm

Bacon Calling
Bacon Country
I love the feel of bacon in the summertime
Pride in the name of bacon
Dancing in the baconlight
Bacon in the UK
We are the bacon crew

106
The Squire of Logos  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:56:24pm

Take the Long Bacon Home.

107
Dave In Austin  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:57:23pm

Linda Rindstat’s Blue Bacon

108
A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:57:27pm

Bacon Loves Me.

Roundabacon.

Misty Mountain Bacon.

Bacon Calling.

109
The Squire of Logos  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:57:27pm

I Can’t Go For Bacon (no can do)

110
A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 2:59:13pm

...

111
Wile E. Wonka  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:07:47pm

re: #97 A Cranky One

Bacon, Joy of Man’s Desiring

The classics are the best.

Der Zauberspeck

112
Dave In Austin  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:09:19pm

Dirty White Bacon
Blue Bacon Shoes
Bell Bottom Bacon

113
KingKenrod  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:10:15pm

Bacon!

114
Patricia Kayden  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:10:18pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

My tears just won’t come. They’ve evaporated because of the high number of unvaccinated numb nuts dying from Covid-19 just to own the libs.

115
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:14:13pm

re: #114 Patricia Kayden

My tears just won’t come. They’ve evaporated because of the high number of unvaccinated numb nuts dying from Covid-19 just to own the libs.

This one had the added bonus of being a transphobe. We got a twofer with him.

116
Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:14:22pm

re: #97 A Cranky One

Bacon, Joy of Man’s Desiring

The classics are the best.

Beethoven’s ninth bacon

117
PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:15:38pm

re: #116 Dangerman

Hmm. So the last movement would be Ode to Bacon.

118
Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:16:00pm

Bacon the USSR

(Apologies if it’s a duplicate)

119
Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:17:22pm

re: #117 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. So the last movement would be Ode to Bacon.

Ezzacto!

120
Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:22:22pm
121
nines09  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:26:01pm
122
Romantic Heretic  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:31:50pm

Regarding the JWST.

The first image has come in.

123
Captain Magic  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:34:28pm

re: #122 Romantic Heretic

Looks like a Star Trek episode pretty wear side.

124
Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:37:13pm

A reminder
2017 and 2020
How far we’ve come

125
PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:38:19pm

re: #124 Dangerman

I agree completely.

126
darthstar  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:38:56pm

re: #123 Captain Magic

Looks like a Star Trek episode pretty wear side.

Can you imagine the shit people would lose if it found evidence of intelligent alien life?

127
Jay C  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:42:25pm

re: #126 darthstar

Can you imagine the shit people would lose if it found evidence of intelligent alien life?

If they get in contact with US, how “intelligent” can they be???

128
Rightwingconspirator  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:50:45pm

Ire: #126 darthstar

LGM’s coming to earth would be a freakout. But some artificial signal from an impossible to travel distance? We’d get over it in a week.

129
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:53:43pm

re: #122 Romantic Heretic

Regarding the JWST.

The first image has come in.

The Planet Killer was reincarnated as the Crystalline Entity in STNG. Fearsome, yes. But less destructive than the Planet Killer that ATE entire planets. Least ways, that’s my theory.

130
A Cranky One  Jan 9, 2022 • 3:58:33pm

131
darthstar  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:02:17pm

re: #128 Rightwingconspirator

I

LGM’s coming to earth would be a freakout. But some artificial signal from an impossible to travel distance? We’d get over it in a week.

“Hello Earth…let’s meet for coffee on Xljfmrrv…it’s only about seven parsecs from you - turn left at Pluto then right after you pass Orion’s belt…can’t miss it.”

132
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:09:08pm

re: #131 darthstar

“Hello Earth…let’s meet for coffee on Xljfmrrv…it’s only about seven parsecs from you - turn left at Pluto then right after you pass Orion’s belt…can’t miss it.”

After having Google do the conversion, it’s only 22.8309 light years (minimum) for a RSVP to reach them. If it doesn’t get captured by a black hole or deflect by a magnetic anomaly.

133
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:10:29pm

If there is intelligent life out there they wouldn’t want anything to do with us, not even as a liddle snack.

134
BigPapa  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:12:34pm

re: #121 nines09

OMG LOL. Reminds me of this classic:

Wife FLIPS out and throws shoe 👞 😂 TikTok moontellthat

135
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:18:08pm

re: #88 Dangerman

A Bacon on the Roof

Ok maybe not…

Bacon on a Hot Tin Roof

136
IngisKahn  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:19:25pm

More CoF theme:
Of Dark Bacon and Fucking

137
IngisKahn  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:24:18pm

The Smoke of Bacon Burning

138
Patricia Kayden  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:27:18pm
139
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:27:30pm
140
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:28:50pm

For whom the bacon tolls
Enter bacon
And Bacon for all.
The Call of the Bacon.

Metallica had bacon on their mind… because it just works…

141
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:29:19pm

re: #140 lawhawk

Master of Bacon

142
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:31:54pm

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, had that above:
re: #8 lawhawk

Carryover from last thread:

Songs changed by bacon.

Shine on you crazy bacon (Pink Floyd)
Long Distance Bacon (Yes)
The Bacon Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis)
Red Bacon (Rush)
Master of Bacon (Metallica)

143
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:32:30pm

Michigan

144
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:32:49pm

re: #139 lawhawk

Was wondering if anyone got the reference…

145
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:34:08pm

snowflake

146
A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:34:41pm

re: #144 lawhawk

Welcome to the Jungle Baby…you’re gonna die….

147
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:36:19pm
148
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:36:33pm
149
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:37:51pm

re: #146 A Mom Anon

And her nickname at CNBC was the money honey.

150
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:39:44pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

snowflake

Jim needs a fucking editor. Four pages is not necessary to make his point.

151
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:41:22pm

re: #150 Eclectic Cyborg

He thinks 4 pages makes his claims more important or valid. It’s all just him trying to spin his way out of the fact that he’s eyeballs deep in Trump’s attempted overthrow of the government and the subsequent coverup.

152
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:41:53pm

re: #147 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Well, shit. That sucks. RIP Danny Tanner

153
PhillyPretzel  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:43:02pm

re: #152 Eclectic Cyborg

Very sad. RIP Mr Saget.

154
darthstar  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:43:15pm

re: #144 lawhawk

Was wondering if anyone got the reference…

Still dealing with the Willie ear worm you gave me.

155
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:45:12pm

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

156
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:46:16pm
157
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:46:40pm

re: #155 lawhawk

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

Especially in freakin’ Florida

158
gocart mozart  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:47:58pm
159
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:48:02pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

160
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:48:58pm

re: #158 gocart mozart

thread for you:

161
Sherlock Hound  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:50:29pm

This guy’s a nihilist. I don’t know who he expects me to vote for.

162
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:50:47pm

re: #155 lawhawk

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

bitch:

164
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:53:45pm

re: #155 lawhawk

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

Well, hell. The GOP will be all over that.

I wonder if we’ve reached the point where we resign ourselves to the fact that getting Covid is no longer an if but a when?

Omicron almost seems too overwhelming.

165
lawhawk  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:54:02pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah. It’s a mild case, as compared to the 860,000+ Americans who’ve died from covid.

GOP are sociopaths. They don’t care about anyone or anything.

166
Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:55:02pm
167
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:55:33pm
Dwayne Hickman, who starred as the perpetually besotted high schooler at the center of TV’s “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” has died from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Hickman, 87, died Sunday morning at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family, his publicist Harlan Boll told USA TODAY in a statement.

Dwayne Hickman, TV’s girl-crazy ‘Dobie Gillis’ star and former CBS executive, dies at 87 (USA Today via MSN)

168
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:58:59pm

also today

169
darthstar  Jan 9, 2022 • 4:59:19pm

re: #155 lawhawk

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

Friend came down to show us his new puppy. His kids got it over Xmas and they had to leave their own house in Tahoe early to let the kids have the house to isolate since all three of them got it. Another friend had it over New Years and now her kids got it too.

Shit’s infectious.

170
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:01:10pm

RMr2rYTTspxLg6M/1CFdtCIUphnOqWU5UFYhFAEnP4GzK4V0gZBCQpt8VypZLXosrR8vZFwWysPB6gy4NpOL2pal8gc+7K68ZSfJ7Dl8aUXiAQ2K9B/uxhLQiPcm81K6T4ZnMa9JSoMSer2DkkB6oTMfKrZ4JIGzqRxRGJb+DiGfQLFBcAJFlBntjJYZLIpI

171
Dave In Austin  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:03:33pm

Bob Saget, the longtime comedian and actor, has died at the age of 65.

The actor, most famous for his starring role as “Danny Tanner” in long-running hit TV series “Full House,” was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, TMZ reported.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saget’s death.

No cause of death was immediately available.

172
Jebediah, RBG  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:06:34pm

re: #139 lawhawk
I wonder if he would have changed his opinion of her if he were still around.

Maria Bartiromo

173
Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:07:02pm

re: #171 Dave In Austin

Bob Saget, the longtime comedian and actor, has died at the age of 65.

The actor, most famous for his starring role as “Danny Tanner” in long-running hit TV series “Full House,” was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, TMZ reported.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saget’s death.

No cause of death was immediately available.

The Aristocrats!

RIP Bob, but I think he would have approved.

174
Sherlock Hound  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:13:26pm

re: #173 Barefoot Grin

All I can think about is that scene in Animaniacs when Slappy Squirrel asks Walter Wolf, “Can we watch something without Bob Saget in it?” Then she demonstrates her new “product”, the Slapper. 🙃

175
Sherlock Hound  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:19:56pm

Twitter ratfucking,

And the tool they use,

176
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:22:04pm

AOC catching it is just a demonstration that, no matter how vaccinated you are, we won’t be over this until everyone takes every step seriously.

177
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:22:09pm
178
Citizen K  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:22:59pm

re: #161 Sherlock Hound

The amount of people who expect one vote to solve everything is just….it’s depressing how common that impression seems to be too, especially among the folks who just seem to want to outright run Biden and Dems out on a rail for not de-Trumpifying the country and solving Covid within the year.

180
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:23:20pm

re: #176 Belafon

AOC catching it is just a demonstration that, no matter how vaccinated you are, we won’t be over this until everyone takes every step seriously.

Which of course, will never happen.

181
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:25:17pm
182
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:27:48pm
183
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:29:21pm

re: #171 Dave In Austin

Bob Saget, the longtime comedian and actor, has died at the age of 65.

The actor, most famous for his starring role as “Danny Tanner” in long-running hit TV series “Full House,” was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, TMZ reported.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saget’s death.

No cause of death was immediately available.

184
Citizen K  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:31:21pm

re: #181 Belafon

Unfortunately, it seems like the media encourages the lack of understanding about how the gov’t works, especially when it allows the GOP to get away with murder, figuratively and literally. Thus Biden is once again the Worst President In The History of Ever, Why Don’t You Hate Him Enough Yet?

The idea that some folks have that BIden can literally create miracles via EO because Trump nearly instituted fascism by it shows how fucking broken everyone’s conception of gov’t is.

185
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:32:46pm
186
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:35:26pm

This thread I totally agree with:

187
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:36:13pm

*snerk*

188
Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:40:50pm

God I wish Jon Cooper didn’t pop up everywhere a serious discussion should take place.

189
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:43:54pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

That mist be an old tweet from Nye because I went back two years but couldn’t find it.

190
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:45:14pm

re: #155 lawhawk

AOC reports she’s got covid19. Breakthrough case.

Well, yeah, it’s all the more reason to not go into crowded public places.

My representative (Barbara Lee) got it a while back. Another mild case.

191
plansbandc  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:46:30pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

Dear God that’s cute.

192
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:47:28pm

re: #163 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Thanks a lot, but where’s your mask?

193
Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:48:18pm

If you’ve been on Duolingo, you probably know something about the leagues. I got stuck in a group this week and the person at the top of the group that will be moved down is over 1000 points for the week. I’ve won weeks with the 1300 I currently have.

194
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:01:59pm

re: #189 Belafon

That mist be an old tweet from Nye because I went back two years but couldn’t find it.

might be shopped

195
plansbandc  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:21:47pm

re: #87 steve_davis

I liked the one where the guy brought in a Native American rug that was worth half a million. Old man just started crying.

My favorite though, was the appraiser who sobbed over the Ming figurine. He could barely get the words out. I think that was a million dollar figurine, but it was something the guy had never seen in his particular discipline of antiques. Good TV.

196
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:33:37pm

re: #179 Dave In Austin

Saw that the other day, the Block 2 system (in video) is quite different from Block 1. Block 3 has been tested with a “non-kinetic” warhead which has been suggested consist something like ultra strong super silly string


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