Bruce Hornsby Solo: “My Resolve”

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In a potentially cosmic coincidence, I had just listened to this great song on Bruce Hornsby’s latest album, Non-Secure Connection, happened to jump over to YouTube and here’s a brand new live solo recording of it, stripped down but intact in its essence.

Today’s feature draws from Bruce’s collaboration with The Shins’ James Mercer for 2020’s Non-Secure Connection album. The song, “My Resolve”, was selected by The New York Times as one of the Best Pop Songs of 2020.

Find Bruce’s upcoming tour dates, music & more at brucehornsby.com

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1
Captain Magic  Jan 9, 2022 • 5:52:34pm

Bruce Hornsby will always have a place for the album “The Way It Is”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:01:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:04:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:08:15pm

meanwhile in Indiana:

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:09:40pm

Ash plumes rise
In electrified skies
Incandescent light
Oh, with flash bolt eyes
And no one knows why
I’ve been drawn to this lie
I’m down when they’re high
On a survival line
In my resolve, I move the rock
Maybe fall down trying
My ineptitude stares me down
In this space, I cower
I try to stand above the frame
Stand apart, not by it
And I move on up above the hill
To maybe fully flower
I flower
Reach for the heights
And then throw on to the depths
I look for someone wise
With a soft caress
Will I find myself alone
Repeating numbing ties
You could help roll it up
‘Cause I got no backup plan
Oh, in my resolve, I move the rock
Maybe fall down trying
My ineptitude stares me down
In this space, I cower
I try to stand above the frame
Stand apart, not by it
And I move on up above the hill
To maybe fully flower
Ooh, I flower
Move on up and I roll back down
Grandpa’s book, no one hears my sound
Upward, downward for so long
With my resolve, I climb and climb and I fall
In my resolve, I move the rock
Maybe fall down trying
My ineptitude stares me down
In this space, I cower
I try to stand above the frame
Stand apart, not by it
And I move on up above the hill
To maybe fully flower
Ash plumes rise
In an electrified sky
An incandescent light
With flash bolt eyes
On a survival line

My Resolve
Bruce Hornsby, James Mercer

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Captain Magic  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:09:50pm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive being launched in Michigan would protect women’s right to an abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Reproductive Freedom for All’s petition would amend the state constitution to affirm the right to make pregnancy decisions without political interference, including abortion, supporters said.

The ballot committee needs about 425,000 voter signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:16:05pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:19:35pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

meanwhile in Indiana:

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Ho-lee-fuck. I started out teaching in my early 20s in Tippecanoe Co (Lafayette/West Lafayette). I could not ever have taught that way. I couldn’t now, either.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:22:19pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We can draw no moral lessons from the actions of Hitler’s nationalist party.”

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Dangerman  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:22:23pm

Last one:

Bad company

Ready for bacon

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Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:22:52pm

re: #5 jaunte

The lyrics are really good.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:23:38pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

It’s so hard to rhyme Sisyphus with anything, but he got it in there.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:25:38pm
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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:30:50pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:34:26pm

re: #14 Belafon

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Scary to think that there’s another Mike Pompeo out there.

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Citizen K  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:39:25pm

Twitter accounts like these are what keep me sane these days.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:42:49pm
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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:43:55pm

BareShelvesBiden, the ghost gun of jayvee Foxnews.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:47:31pm
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Citizen K  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:47:57pm

re: #17 jaunte

Twitter cracking down on conservative astroturfing? Yeah, not gonna happen.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 9, 2022 • 6:57:19pm

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

I didn’t think I could loathe Dershowitz more than I already do.
I was wrong.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:08:27pm

Ya’all, I am just exhausted. And worried, OMG I am just worried all the damned time. Not for petty and silly shit either. I am also fucking angry as fuck at all the assholes making life as miserable as possible because of selfishness. This bullshit with my husband’s family has me about ready to go to FL just to slap some walking disease vectors and then come home. But. Florida. Sigh.

The bad guys seem to be winning, am I overreacting? I used to be able to talk myself off that ledge. It’s not so easy right now.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:11:57pm

re: #22 A Mom Anon

Ya’all, I am just exhausted. And worried, OMG I am just worried all the damned time. Not for petty and silly shit either. I am also fucking angry as fuck at all the assholes making life as miserable as possible because of selfishness. This bullshit with my husband’s family has me about ready to go to FL just to slap some walking disease vectors and then come home. But. Florida. Sigh.

The bad guys seem to be winning, am I overreacting? I used to be able to talk myself off that ledge. It’s not so easy right now.

At this point in my life I couldn’t cope if I didn’t smoke some weed every night.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:12:23pm

I have little cuts on my thumbs from dry skin cracking due to constant handwashing.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:13:02pm

F*CK.
65 is too damn young. :(

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Captain Magic  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:13:24pm

re: #21 cat-tikvah

I didn’t think I could loathe Dershowitz more than I already do.
I was wrong.

The main blogger over at Naked Capitalism saw him pull this where he was in a robe. Dershowitz is a sex addict.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:17:11pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:17:15pm

JFC these fucking ghouls

Jaunte got there 3 seconds ahead of me ⬆⬆⬆

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plansbandc  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:18:09pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

Same hear, but it’s my knuckles.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:21:03pm

re: #22 A Mom Anon

Ya’all, I am just exhausted. And worried, OMG I am just worried all the damned time. Not for petty and silly shit either. I am also fucking angry as fuck at all the assholes making life as miserable as possible because of selfishness. This bullshit with my husband’s family has me about ready to go to FL just to slap some walking disease vectors and then come home. But. Florida. Sigh.

The bad guys seem to be winning, am I overreacting? I used to be able to talk myself off that ledge. It’s not so easy right now.

It’s always easier to see when the other side does something bad than when we get a win.

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Citizen K  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:29:13pm

re: #30 Belafon

We’re getting wins. Unfortunately, we’re also poised to get wiped out this year because it seems like half of our voter base has decided that Biden is the greatest Do-Nothing monster of all time.

Have I mentioned how much I absolutely despise how toxic the Green Lantern theory of politics is?

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A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:31:15pm

re: #23 I Would Prefer Not To

Absolutely. I can’t smoke, but I know how to make tasty edibles from a bag of buds. Delta 8 thc tincture is a good thing too, but has become kind of expensive. I can’t drink or do a lot of oral meds because of GI issues so that’s about my only safe option. No side effects either. Without it I have no idea how I would ride out panic attacks.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:33:05pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:36:55pm

re: #23 I Would Prefer Not To

At this point in my life I couldn’t cope if I didn’t smoke some weed every night.

I like to stop here for a few quick tokes on my ride. By the time I’m home I’m quite relaxed.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 9, 2022 • 7:50:04pm

re: #30 Belafon

I don’t disagree, and these things are pretty impressive, considering what we’re up against to do anything.

I’m more concerned with the lack of community that’s a result of this rugged individualism/bootstraps/only bad people fall on hard times and circumstances crap we’ve been sold. We have lost a sense of community, which makes it a lot easier make us hate each other. I’m not sure we can fight back against this effectively because you do have to become what you’re fighting against to at least some degree and fight back dirty to win sometimes. This is evil shit and it does not respond to rules and decorum. You use all the tools you have, and you fight back like they do. Not forever, but to knock back the evil so it’s not so overwhelming.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:06:17pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

A better-educated voting public is the enemy of Republican politics. It’s no mystery why they’re so opposed to public education.

That may be true but the members of the Trump cult I know are well educated. Racism and hatred of the other are not limited to the uneducated masses. Contempt toward the poor and essential workers are widespread among the GOP elite, many of whom attended top universities.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:07:33pm

It’s not that they want to deny education to the ruling class, it’s the workers who shouldn’t have any ideas.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:09:34pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:18:52pm

jelly bean is not my loofah….

ok, getting silly. time for bed.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:21:28pm

Another trope of leftist dudebros debunked.

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jaunte  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:29:10pm
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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:31:24pm

re: #40 Sherlock Hound

Another trope of leftist dudebros debunked.

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I didn’t know there were media outlets thinking that Covid will end capitalism.

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Targetpractice  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:32:35pm

re: #40 Sherlock Hound

Another trope of leftist dudebros debunked.

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Sure, the Black Death ended feudalism. And all it took was 30% of Europe’s population dying off.

COVID may be helping workers adjust the balance of the scales, but it’s nowhere near the die-off that would cause a radical alteration of our entire global economic system.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:33:32pm

And we’re stronger because of Democratic policies, not a dying off.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:40:01pm

re: #44 Belafon

And we’re stronger because of Democratic policies, not a dying off.

Early in the pandemic, there were people saying that the Earth was healing and that we were the virus.

That kind of thinking is always under the surface.

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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:44:00pm

re: #43 Targetpractice

Sure, the Black Death ended feudalism. And all it took was 30% of Europe’s population dying off.

COVID may be helping workers adjust the balance of the scales, but it’s nowhere near the die-off that would cause a radical alteration of our entire global economic system.

Feudalism didn’t fully end in France till the revolution. The reforms in England were bloody and hard fought and the Magna Carta had more impact on ending feudalism (by beginning stripping the power of the monarch down to other aristocrats) than did the massive death rates and movement to cities that accompanied those deaths.

History is never as pretty and simple as some would like.

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Targetpractice  Jan 9, 2022 • 8:52:57pm

re: #46 William Lewis

Feudalism didn’t fully end in France till the revolution. The reforms in England were bloody and hard fought and the Magna Carta had more impact on ending feudalism (by beginning stripping the power of the monarch down to other aristocrats) than did the massive death rates and movement to cities that accompanied those deaths.

History is never as pretty and simple as some would like.

Right, the Black Death did not so much “end” feudalism as it did raise the equality of workers by making labor more valuable. Lords and estates did not disappear, but workers felt greater freedom to move to where their work was valued rather than being stuck on the same land from birth to death.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:18:37pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:29:00pm

One of the bigger issues with thinking that COVID is gonna totally undo the capitalist system? The bulk of the deaths due to COVID have happened in those age ranges where workers were either close to or already retired. The Black Death’s greatest impact was that it hit most age groups and demographics fairly equally, where centuries of advancement in medical tech means most people dying due to COVID are ones who the common flu regularly preys upon. There’s a lot more forces at work than simply people dying due to COVID when discussing the massive shakeup we’re seeing on the global economy.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:41:04pm

Have any of you heard of vinfastauto.us. They’re a Vietnamese EV company that is planning on building plants in Europe and the US. I saw an ad on twitter. The link is directly to their site, so you might want to google VinFast to get more info. They hope to start building a plant here in 2024.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:49:53pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

To be fair, in the days of the plague old age started at 30.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:50:04pm

re: #50 Belafon

Have any of you heard of vinfastauto.us. They’re a Vietnamese EV company that is planning on building plants in Europe and the US. I saw an ad on twitter. The link is directly to their site, so you might want to google VinFast to get more info. They hope to start building a plant here in 2024.

Our Trumpster brother hates China and dismisses Russia as being irrelevant to the world economy. But he is a firm believer in the modern global economy and a big fan of Vietnam. I’ll have to get his opinion on this company.

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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:51:13pm

re: #50 Belafon

Have any of you heard of vinfastauto.us. They’re a Vietnamese EV company that is planning on building plants in Europe and the US. I saw an ad on twitter. The link is directly to their site, so you might want to google VinFast to get more info. They hope to start building a plant here in 2024.

Heard of them when they announced this plan a while back. I had thought they were hoping to open their plant sooner than that. Beyond that, don’t know much.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:53:02pm

re: #53 William Lewis

Heard of them when they announced this plan a while back. I had thought they were hoping to open their plant sooner than that. Beyond that, don’t know much.

I was watching the ad on Twitter and I think Covid kind of shook things up for them.

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Belafon  Jan 9, 2022 • 9:59:58pm

One last thing before bed. This, newrepublic.com, is an old New Republic story about a book called The Virtue of National Conservatism. The author, Yoram Hazony, is Israeli, and argues that it is perfectly OK for conservative values to be imposed on citizens, and that nationalism, not internationalism, is the proper organization. As you can imagine, it is very well received in conservative circles.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:25:49pm

Anybody want to know how to build a multiple explosively formed penetrator weapon?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:28:05pm

re: #41 jaunte

Hostile architecture is one of my soap boxes. How I hate the way so many public spaces are designed today - human hostile. It’s like the city planners absolutely don’t want humans to sit down anywhere.

This arises, again, out of designing our lives to be car-centric, not human centric.

Also, city planners and politicians want to make sure homeless people are run off.

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BigPapa  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:57:44pm

I’m actually considering working from home most of the next few days, as much as possible. Utter madness. Many new folks are coming down with it. Now hearing of people being told to work if they are positive but have no symptoms.

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BigPapa  Jan 9, 2022 • 10:58:58pm

re: #56 Dread Pirate Ron

Anybody want to know how to build a multiple explosively formed penetrator weapon?

I’d like a few to take camping.

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William Lewis  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:01:52pm

re: #56 Dread Pirate Ron

Anybody want to know how to build a multiple explosively formed penetrator weapon?

< glances through the paper > about what I would expect - a plate of explosives with multiple HEAT cones in it. Nothing very fancy at all.

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Cheechako  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:19:32pm

Weather Update:

The snowstorm portion of the predicted SE Alaska weather apocalypse has been way less than expected. Instead of the 12-24 inches of snow predicted we got about 10 inches. I checked the thermometer and the outside temp has risen from the single digits this morning to the current 36 F. The biggest temp increase was in just the last couple of hours.

The melting has begun. I just let the dogs out and the snow on my back lawn has gone from fluffy power to wet, sloppy crap. The big question is if the storm drains will be able to handle the snowmelt. Currently the 18” of snow we received over the past two weeks has been plowed into 4-6 foot icy berms alongside all the roads and the storm drains are well covered by snow and ice. Heavy rain coupled with snow melt could turn our streets into rivers. (I guess that’s O.K. as there’s lot of boats in Juneau.)

One other last comment about the local National Weather Service office. So far this year they have demonstrated a tendency to significantly over estimate potential snow accumulations in their snowstorm forecasts. I hope this trend continues with their predicted rainfall amounts.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:29:06pm
Motorpsycho Maniacs (2019)

A Texas Ranger poses as a bad-ass biker outlaw and enlists a blind sniper and his seeing-eye coyote to crush a biker gang that took over her county.

Wut?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 9, 2022 • 11:38:44pm

re: #58 BigPapa

I’m actually considering working from home most of the next few days, as much as possible. Utter madness. Many new folks are coming down with it. Now hearing of people being told to work if they are positive but have no symptoms.

If everyone is appropriately masked the entire time and vaccinated and boosted, the outcome may not be catastrophic for all present. Let’s hope SCOTUS does the right thing after all.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:16:02am

re: #40 Sherlock Hound

Another trope of leftist dudebros debunked.

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It would help if leftist dudebros (and most people in the US for that matter) would stop confusing unregulated or underregulated capitalism with “capitalism” and sufficiently or strongly regulated capitalism with “socialism”.

They are just as bad with this crap as the RWNJ calling everything they don’t like communism.

And no, the Black Plague did not end Feudalism. In some places it was already on it’s way out, in others it lasted until 19th century.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:26:00am

re: #56 Dread Pirate Ron

Anybody want to know how to build a multiple explosively formed penetrator weapon?

It was my understanding that there would be no math.

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:52:16am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

meanwhile in Indiana:

In other words, Homeschooling but in a classroom taught by a teacher with a gun at their head to stick to the script…

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Dave In Austin  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:53:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:59:32am

re: #45 Sherlock Hound

Early in the pandemic, there were people saying that the Earth was healing and that we were the virus.

That kind of thinking is always under the surface.

From a broader, purely theoretical point of view perhaps.

But our thinking needs to be humanist. Not chauvinist Manifest Destiny humanist but from the point of view of working to benefit all of humankind as a part of a bigger system.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:12:49am

re: #67 Dave In Austin

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One of my favorite bits of space trivia is about Gemini 3 and the corned beef sandwich that John Young snuck aboard. NASA just gave him and Gus a slap on the wrist, but Congress actually opened an investigation into the matter because they thought that money was being “wasted.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:19:25am

re: #69 Targetpractice

One of my favorite bits of space trivia is about Gemini 3 and the corned beef sandwich that John Young snuck aboard. NASA just gave him and Gus a slap on the wrist, but Congress actually opened an investigation into the matter because they thought that money was being “wasted.”

All in all, money was being “wasted” on those early flights by sending people into space as anything but passive passengers like dogs or chimps.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:25:09am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All in all, money was being “wasted” on those early flights by sending people into space as anything but passive passengers like dogs or chimps.

If you’d asked the scientists, they would have preferred using the chimps.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:48:46am
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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:47:51am

This is the second one of these that I have posted in two days. For some reason these Keith Richards “historical” photos crack me up.

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:59:29am

The Novak Djokovic in Australia got messier. The anti-vax people will love this.

Australia’s Federal Circuit Court has quashed the government’s decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa. The court has ordered for the world’s top-ranked tennis player to be released from immigration detention immediately. However, Australia’s immigration minister has said he is “currently considering the matter” and the process of suspending Djokovic’s visa is “ongoing”.

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ericblair  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:03:26am

So, the message here is: AOC got COVID because she wasn’t wearing a mask and she went to Florida? Unstated, of course, is that vaccines don’t work and FOX viewers should continue to get sick and die at ten plus times the rate that vaccinated people do.

They’re so busy trying to own AOC on social media they can’t think of what they’re actually saying. I think that’s one of the things that Biden did right in the campaign: don’t waste your time and muddy your message by trying to own assholes on Twitter. Who cares, especially if they’re shameless liars and can’t really be owned anyways.

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steve_davis  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:08:52am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

To be fair, in the days of the plague old age started at 30.

it isn’t so much that old age started at 30, but that infant mortality kept average mortality rate at about 50.

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:10:51am

re: #75 ericblair

So, the message here is: AOC got COVID because she wasn’t wearing a mask and she went to Florida? Unstated, of course, is that vaccines don’t work and FOX viewers should continue to get sick and die at ten plus times the rate that vaccinated people do.

They’re so busy trying to own AOC on social media they can’t think of what they’re actually saying. I think that’s one of the things that Biden did right in the campaign: don’t waste your time and muddy your message by trying to own assholes on Twitter. Who cares, especially if they’re shameless liars and can’t really be owned anyways.

Pigeon. Playing. Chess.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:20:46am

re: #74 Ming5000
Apparently, he can still be deported. I can’t imagine that he will be allowed to play tennis.
tennis.com

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:57:03am

Morning Lizardim from the bitterly cold (for now) wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this cold and clear January day?

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:07:37am

re: #80 Dopamine Fish

Get to work from home today, and glad. Temp is 14F. Brrr

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:08:35am

Let me get caffeinated first and I’ll get back to you. 21F/-6C and clear here though.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:11:02am

re: #81 Ming5000

re: #82 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Current air temperature is -12 °F (-24.4 C), with the high today being a paltry 1 °F (-17.2 C); however, the temperature is going to undergo an astounding 40-degree swing over the next 36 hours, with the high tomorrow being 33 °F (0.6 C). It’s weird.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:18:22am

Brrrrrrrrrr. No thank you.

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:18:24am

re: #83 Dopamine Fish

Hope the huge temperature swing does not cause severe weather events. The warmer air sounds great though.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:18:28am

7am
70 degrees here

(ducks)

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:19:25am

re: #85 Ming5000

Hope the huge temperature swing does not cause severe weather events. The warmer air sounds great though.

Not that I’m aware of, but it is supposed to snow on Friday. The warm air is very un-seasonal here; January is typically the time for days more like today, where we have lows deep in the negatives and highs either barely above, or frequently several degrees below, 0 °F.

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:22:53am

re: #86 Dangerman

7am
70 degrees here

(ducks)

I keep telling myself that I need to embrace winter. ENJOY it.

I can’t. I have failed.

70 sounds sooo good.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:26:23am

A good reminder, since for most people in my circle, I’m actually this guy:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:30:37am

re: #88 Ming5000

I keep telling myself that I need to embrace winter. ENJOY it.

I can’t. I have failed.

70 sounds sooo good.

I quit trying to embrace winter about 10 years ago. Coincidentally also about the same time I started (diy) HRT.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:36:43am

re: #75 ericblair

They’re so busy trying to own AOC on social media they can’t think of what they’re actually saying. I think that’s one of the things that Biden did right in the campaign: don’t waste your time and muddy your message by trying to own assholes on Twitter. Who cares, especially if they’re shameless liars and can’t really be owned anyways.

The GOP hates AOC. Not just because she is educated, ethnic and urban, but also because she is hot and those pathetic limp dicks know that they never stand a chance of nailing her.

That is enough to drive them to a blind rage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:37:35am

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

Apparently, he can still be deported. I can’t imagine that he will be allowed to play tennis.

…which is sorta the reason he went there in the first place.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:50:27am

re: #88 Ming5000

I keep telling myself that I need to embrace winter. ENJOY it.

I can’t. I have failed.

70 sounds sooo good.

been there.
totally sympathize

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:53:01am

re: #90 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I quit trying to embrace winter about 10 years ago. Coincidentally also about the same time I started (diy) HRT.

i quit trying to embrace winter in 1996. coincidentally also about the same time i moved 1300 miles south. ;-)

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:57:07am

Free tip: Don’t store the package of bath bombs on the edge of the tub.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:58:04am

re: #94 Dangerman

i quit trying to embrace winter in 1996. coincidentally also about the same time i moved 1300 miles south. ;-)

I enjoyed winters in Flagstaff, Arizona: crisp dry, intense but mercifully short.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:59:42am

“Two months ago, Trump sycophant Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he had nothing to hide if he were asked about the role he might have played in the violent insurrection at the U.S. capitol last Jan. 6.

The public will soon see if that’s the case.”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:01:23am

re: #94 Dangerman

i quit trying to embrace winter in 1996. coincidentally also about the same time i moved 1300 miles south. ;-)

That’ll do it.

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Teukka  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:09:50am

0.5°C (32.9°F) here. 2 pm.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:12:47am

rando:

Justice is slow, we are impatient, we want to know everything now. But!! Savor the moment. This disgusting un-American disgrace to Congress and Ohio State is officially on notice that his name is on the Jan 6 list and he knows they know something but he can’t be sure what. (It’s not like Cheney or Kinzinger will leak to him). So we have to wait but every day he wakes up knowing he didn’t get away with it, the dirt will come out eventually and there is nothing he can do about it.

Then reel in disgust that Kevin tried to put this yapping bag of turds on the Jan 6 Committee, where he would have been given a podium to bray horse shit and been a mole calling up Dotard and the rest of the fascists ten times a day to tell them everything the Committee has….

Because that’s the center of the Jordan story. Kevin had to know Jordan was in on the plot, and was complicit enough in the cover-up to try to put a conspirator right on the Committee.

God bless tough smart Nancy Pelosi who saw that plot and said no f*cking way.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:13:12am

re: #97 Dangerman

Shocker.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:14:51am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At this point, he’s just grandstanding. He can be anti-vaccination all he wants. He just can’t demand to be admitted into countries which have vaccination mandates. I had no idea he was a rightwing jerk. How disappointing.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:17:36am

re: #102 Patricia Kayden

At this point, he’s just grandstanding. He can be anti-vaccination all he wants. He just can’t demand to be admitted into countries which have vaccination mandates. I had no idea he was a rightwing jerk. How disappointing.

The Australian court apparently believes he can; they claimed that “he could do nothing more” to comply with Australian regulations, which, it seems to me, is simply bunk: He could’ve just gotten his damn shots. I do, however, agree with the court’s ruling that the government did not follow proper procedure in the decision to cancel his visa. That whole thing was apparently a bit of a Charlie Foxtrot, and in a case as high-profile as this, you kinda have to make sure you’re following the letter of the law.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:25:00am

re: #102 Patricia Kayden

At this point, he’s just grandstanding. He can be anti-vaccination all he wants. He just can’t demand to be admitted into countries which have vaccination mandates. I had no idea he was a rightwing jerk. How disappointing.

In 1914, war broke out over a dispute with Serbia over a shooting.

In 2022 the dispute is over a Serbian refusing a shot…

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:32:54am

Good Morning. Feel like you pushed your luck? Not like this guy. Crashed his Cessna on landing, would up helpless on railroad tracks. LAPD comes to the rescue seconds before the train blows through.

thedrive.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:35:45am

Planes, trains and automobiles, indeed…

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:36:44am
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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:38:02am
“A series of messaging missteps is threatening the credibility of federal health agencies, and critics say the White House isn’t doing enough to manage the fallout,” Axios reports.

“While much of the unvaccinated population is unlikely to be persuaded by any messenger, large swaths of the public are still receptive to expert guidance, but federal health agencies, particularly the CDC, may be squandering their credibility with this population.”

Biden: “Get a vaccine. It’ll keep you from dying in the hospital.”
Trumpies: “Yer not the boss of me!!”

Media: “Why can’t Biden communicate with regular Americans?”

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:38:42am
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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:42:36am

re: #107 Belafon

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jeffreyw  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:44:47am

Bitsy, Tasting My Liver Spots

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:45:21am

Just keep in mind that there are a lot of people who think it was a mistake to expand the voting franchise beyond land-owning white males in the first place…

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:47:11am

re: #109 Belafon

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lets remember right now there is no vaccine ‘mandate’

the osha ets is get a vaccine OR get regularly tested and wear a mask

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:48:53am

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:48:54am
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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:49:59am

re: #114 Dangerman

True.
And, the LEFT is already running on Dem’s incompetence.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:50:03am

theyre on fire this morning

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:50:46am

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:52:24am

re: #117 Dangerman

theyre on fire this morning

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Good. I hope they keep pushing on it. The filibuster is a tenuous concept on its face, but its current implementation is absolutely ridiculous. Being able to prevent legislation from even being DEBATED simply because one senator from the minority party says, “no,” is the dumbest legislative rule imaginable - all the more so in the current adversarial political environment, where Republicans oppose everything Democrats do for no other reason than, “Well, they’re Democrats.”

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:52:55am

same rando from 100 above
re voting rights:

My comment is this: Something big and complicated doesn’t happen if it isn’t discussed and normalized. In 1994, gay marriage was an impossibility. In 1923, Social Security was not possible in the US. In 1954 a Southern Senator becoming President and pushing through the Civil Right and Voting Rights Acts seemed impossible, truly unthinkable.

If you want something to change, you better be talking it up, getting debate going, confronting resisters, getting voters on your side. So, pushing your case when you don’t have Senate votes locked up yet is actually smart in a representative democracy. If it was easy it wouldn’t take negotiation and would just get done.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:57:18am

hmm

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mmmirele  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:59:31am

I sent an email to snowflake James Quintero at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. It’s behind the button. ETA his email is in his Twitter bio.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:02:59am
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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:04:48am

re: #122 mmmirele

re: #122 mmmirele

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:09:08am

re: #121 Dangerman

hmm

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I’m sure Mother had words with him after.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:11:06am

re: #26 Captain Magic

The main blogger over at Naked Capitalism saw him pull this where he was in a robe. Dershowitz is a sex addict.

And one who likes very young girls.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:25:16am
Anti-vaccine leader Christopher Key told his followers they could cure Covid-19 by drinking their own urine, the Daily Beast reports.

Said Key, in a view over the weekend: “The antidote that we have seen now, and we have tons and tons of research, is urine therapy. OK, and I know to a lot of you this sounds crazy, but guys, God’s given us everything we need.”

Tons and tons

You know what’s next, right?
I mean you know..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:31:05am

re: #125 darthstar

I’m sure Mother had words with him after.

Not necessarily, she is probably also a target of RW vengeance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:32:14am

re: #127 Dangerman

Tons and tons

You know what’s next, right?
I mean you know..

That represents the amount excreted by researchers while sitting on their toilets gleaning the Internet.

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Nojay UK  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:34:48am

re: #123 Belafon

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One comment I saw back about a year ago regarding sterilising and re-using facemasks was from an industrial engineer who was sterilising three-fold surgical masks (the “blue” masks which were in short supply then). He was using one of his facility’s Co-60 gamma ray sources to do this. The sources are normally used to radiograph welds in pipes and structural members and he figured if the source’s gamma radiation could penetrate two centimetres of steel then they’d do a number on any viruses trapped in the mask material but without physically damaging the masks themselves.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:37:19am

re: #121 Dangerman

But if you’re white, rich, and powerful, you can delay that prosecution almost indefinitely - and almost past the point where it matters to keep democracy alive.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:39:45am

re: #130 Nojay UK

I’ve seen reports that you can reuse the kn95 type masks in a non-medical setting by “brown bagging” it and allowing virus particles to die in 24-48 hours.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:39:55am

re: #127 Dangerman

Tons and tons

You know what’s next, right?
I mean you know..

God gave the dems scientists, hospitals, doctors masks, and vaccines

He gives this bunch the worst things to cure anything.
Bleach
Horse paste
Urine…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:41:16am

re: #133 Dangerman

God gave the dems scientists, hospitals, doctors masks, and vaccines

He gives this bunch the worst things to cure anything.
Bleach
Horse paste
Urine…

The whole point is that this is no-nonsense horse-doctor medicine and not some elitist Big Pharma Deep-State Gates and Soros-promoted concoction.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:43:49am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole point is that this is no-nonsense horse-doctor medicine and not some elitist Big Pharma Deep-State Gates and Soros-promoted concoction.

It could also be some guys sitting at a desk spitballing “what can we get those stupid Americans to eat next”

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:44:18am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole point is that this is no-nonsense horse-doctor medicine and not some elitist Big Pharma Deep-State Gates and Soros-promoted concoction.

But they’re still touting Viagra as a miracle cure/treatment.

Viagra - a multibillion dollar drug created and sold by the pharma giant: Pfizer.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:50:01am

Historic development in California, or perhaps alternately historic. Harry Turtledove without a beard for the first time since 1969:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:58:28am

re: #136 lawhawk

But they’re still touting Viagra as a miracle cure/treatment.

Viagra - a multibillion dollar drug created and sold by the pharma giant: Pfizer.

Viagra has been promoted to the honorary status of Horse Doctor Medicine

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:59:33am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:00:19am

re: #127 Dangerman

Tons and tons

You know what’s next, right?
I mean you know..

Dude missed a serious grifting opportunity.

He should’ve sold them his urine, as “the ultimate SARS-CoV-2 cure-all”.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:01:19am
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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:04:58am

re: #139 Belafon

Whether something is possible with a combination of omicron and delta is one thing.

Whether it’s transmissible and able to replicate and compete with other variants - beating other variants is quite another.

If the answer to the latter is that it’s not really transmissible and it’s only a one-off, then it’s not a significant concern. If it’s transmissible and can crowd out other variants, then it’s a major concern because you’d get the transmissibility of omicron and the deadly outcomes of delta.

Right now, I think it’s a one-off or relic of a contaminated sample.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:06:16am

This ought to be fun:

I do not know how any of this will pan out, but a Jan 6th insurrectionists wants to subpoena Trump and his ilk to testify at his trial. The man’s name is Dustin Thompson of Ohio, and his defense is going to be that he was “brainwashed” into attacking Congress and the Capitol Building by Trump. Seeing as Trump has been more than “evasive” when it comes to subpoenaed of a process surver.

Naturally, I’m rooting for Thompson’s request to be OK’d by the court. But I will not hold my breath on this one. His Orange Litiginous is very good at tying things up in the courts.

dailykos.com

As the article points out, the guy isn’t the smartest insurrectionist:

Dustin Byron Thompson and Robert Anthony Lyon were sitting on the sidewalk on a street near the U.S. Capitol grounds hours after the Jan. 6 rioting when they were approached by two Capitol Police special agents.

Thompson, 36, of Columbus’ University District, was wearing a Trump 2020 winter hat and a bulletproof vest, and Lyon, 27, whom records indicate has resided in Columbus and Reynoldsburg, had a Trump 2020 flag. The pair told the agents they were waiting for an Uber to take them back to their Maryland hotel, according to court records obtained by The Dispatch.

The agents told the men that they were in a secure zone and directed them to a location where they could be picked up. As the two began to leave, Thompson picked up a wooden coat rack with brass holders that was behind him.

Right in front of the agents.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:08:25am

re: #143 Belafon

This ought to be fun:

dailykos.com

As the article points out, the guy isn’t the smartest insurrectionist:

Right in front of the agents.

Trump didn’t brainwash this idiot. Republican propaganda did that. Trump just exploited the chumps that Fox and Facebook created.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:09:49am

re: #140 Dr Lizardo

Dude missed a serious grifting opportunity.

He should’ve sold them his urine, as “the ultimate SARS-CoV-2 cure-all”.

Right!
But you have to drink infected urine

Or maybe they’ll start selling ‘maga urine collection containers’…with tfg’s picture on em

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:10:26am

Pretty much.

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ericblair  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:11:51am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole point is that this is no-nonsense horse-doctor medicine and not some elitist Big Pharma Deep-State Gates and Soros-promoted concoction.

It triggers the libs, though. They’re like toddlers watching you when they touch something they’re not supposed to, to see if you get mad and pay attention to them.

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Teukka  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:11:57am

re: #143 Belafon

This ought to be fun:

dailykos.com

As the article points out, the guy isn’t the smartest insurrectionist:

Right in front of the agents.

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Semper Fi  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:13:23am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP hates AOC. Not just because she is educated, ethnic and urban, but also because she is hot and those pathetic limp dicks know that they never stand a chance of nailing her.

That is enough to drive them to a blind rage.

Gotta say, I think you covered that very well. IMO AOC is about reality and those clowns have been pushing make believe so much and so long they have lost sight of reality.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:14:11am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:14:28am

re: #149 Semper Fi

Gotta say, I think you covered that very well. IMO AOC is about reality and those clowns have been pushing make believe so much and so long they have lost sight of reality.

And she is a lot more Internet savvy than they can ever dream of being.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:16:48am

I looked at AOC’s Twitter accounts yesterday, her personal one and her official one, and while her official one points out that she tested positive, she hasn’t made any comments since. I don’t do Instagram or TikTok, so I don’t know if she’s said anything on any other platform, but I would like for her to come out and say at some point that she’s a great example of the need to take the virus seriously at all times.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:19:16am

Another mile post crossed.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:23:48am

re: #111 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:27:40am

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

Western good morning!

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Saw some of those in the neighborhood this weekend.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:31:09am

The jobless rate among NFL coaches is nearing 25%. Where is the outrage?

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:35:16am

Vaccinations matter. It marks the difference between widespread serious illness and hospitalizations (and deaths) and widespread illness that doesn’t completely overwhelm health care delivery.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:35:31am

re: #157 darthstar

The jobless rate among NFL coaches is nearing 25%. Where is the outrage?

And yet Joe Judge still has his job.

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:39:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:44:34am

We also keep forgetting that we are only around halfway through the Greek alphabet. We dodged a bullet with Omicron in that it is relatively mild although highly contagious. I don’t even want to think about what the Omega variant could look like…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:47:11am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We also keep forgetting that we are only around halfway through the Greek alphabet. We dodged a bullet with Omicron in that it is relatively mild although highly contagious. I don’t even want to think about what the Omega variant could look like…

I’m just ready for this pandemic to be over. This shit is so exhausting. :(

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:47:53am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We also keep forgetting that we are only around halfway through the Greek alphabet. We dodged a bullet with Omicron in that it is relatively mild although highly contagious. I don’t even want to think about what the Omega variant could look like…

The viruses know the Greek alphabet?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:49:54am

Janey’s ovarian cancer surgery was four days ago:

today:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:52:40am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

Pretty much.

And he won.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:55:49am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m just ready for this pandemic to be over. This shit is so exhausting. :(

Aren’t we all?

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:56:25am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

So say we all.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:57:23am

re: #165 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And he won.

Judge Anthony Kelly agreed, ruling quickly that authorities’ action to cancel the star athlete’s visa was “unreasonable” and that the “back and forth” between various levels of government was a waste of time. “The point that I’m somewhat agitated about is, what more could this man have done,” Kelly told the court. “The transcript is replete with statements by Mr. Djokovic saying, ‘If you will let me talk to people, though you’ve taken my phone from me, I will try and get you what you want’.”

Djokovic had received a medical exemption to compete in this month’s Australian open where he hopes to win his 21st Grand Slam title later this month. Djokovic’s exemption was based on the fact he tested positive for COVID-19 in early December and, as such, did not need to be vaccinated to compete. A copy of his positive PCR test was released as part of the court proceedings, but the date on it—December 16—means that a slew of photos of the maskless athlete with young kids taken on Dec. 17 came after he likely knew he was positive.

He could have gotten vaccinated like a responsible adult.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:57:43am

re: #155 darthstar

Saw some of those in the neighborhood this weekend.

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Before the rains, that spot I photographed and the meadow it was in were entirely yellow-brown and looked completely dead — except that the poppies were still blooming.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:00:36am

re: #165 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And he won.

They were talking about it on GMA. The head of the department is thinking of reviewing the visa in light of the ruling and said that a second review could cause him to be banned for 3 years.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:00:55am

re: #169 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Before the rains, that spot I photographed and the meadow it was in were entirely yellow-brown and looked completely dead — except that the poppies were still blooming.

I planted some poppies among the lavender along the front of our yard by the sidewalk last year. Got a couple of small blooms. Hoping those few sprouts managed to multiply and will make a return. Already seeing signs of the Irises and Naked Ladies emerging. Stoked about those.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:00:59am

re: #168 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He could have gotten vaccinated like a responsible adult.

the system has to bend over backwards to accommodate this one man
the approval and immigration system
the system that’s detaining him
the courts
etc

cause he’s a good tennis player

if he was a rando we’d have never heard of him

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:02:29am

re: #168 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He could have gotten vaccinated like a responsible adult.

That guy is an absolute dickhead. Satan missed an opportunity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:03:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:05:59am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

no Offing way!

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:08:24am

re: #175 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Way.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:08:27am

this is my question w/r/t covid infections, especially to the not vaccinated and anti-mask/social distancers:

everybody who gets infected does not live
everybody who gets it does not die

some cases are severe
some cases are mild

some require hospitalization
some do not require hospitalization

some people experience very long term health problems
some people experience none at all

how can you be sure which infection you are going to have?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:08:28am

Link to get past the paywall: wapo.st

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:12:49am

re: #176 darthstar

Way.

nope

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:14:34am

Okay…time to take the boys for a walk and clear my head before the flood of zoom calls begins…another busy week ahead.

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A Cranky One  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:18:39am

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:19:28am

re: #180 darthstar

Okay…time to take the boys for a walk and clear my head before the flood of zoom calls begins…another busy week ahead.

Be sure to eat a good breakfast.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:21:41am

re: #171 darthstar

I planted some poppies among the lavender along the front of our yard by the sidewalk last year. Got a couple of small blooms. Hoping those few sprouts managed to multiply and will make a return. Already seeing signs of the Irises and Naked Ladies emerging. Stoked about those.

I’m not seeing any spring bulbs yet. Where I live, it’s usually the freesias around the corner that make themselves known first. Likely next month.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:35:58am
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plansbandc  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:36:07am

It’s five-o’clock and dinner isn’t ready yet. Phoebe doesn’t like this development.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:39:42am

re: #184 Dangerman

Of course McCarthy has to make a statement by getting them Chick-Fil-A instead of McDonald’s or Burger king.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:41:06am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:42:17am

re: #185 plansbandc

It’s five-o’clock and dinner isn’t ready yet. Phoebe doesn’t like this development.

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She looks like Minnie does when I’m cooking. FEEEEEEEED MEEEEEE SEYMOUR!

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:44:53am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

There are good reasons to hold people in jail without a conviction. Poor, mentally ill, or addicted to drugs are not good reasons. Locking a person up should be because they are an imminent danger to others (imminent danger to themselves is a mental health issue, and should be treated as such). Do that, and our prison population would go WAY down.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:46:07am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

Compare/contrast with the way 1/6 treasonweasels are being handled by prosecutors and the courts. There’s way too much white privilege on display as people who knowingly participated in trespassing on federal property, destruction of federal property, assaulting police, and attempting to overthrow the US govt get slaps on wrist and only a handful are seeing more than a few months of prison.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:50:47am

re: #190 lawhawk

Compare/contrast with the way 1/6 treasonweasels are being handled by prosecutors and the courts. There’s way too much white privilege on display as people who knowingly participated in trespassing on federal property, destruction of federal property, assaulting police, and attempting to overthrow the US govt get slaps on wrist and only a handful are seeing more than a few months of prison.

Well they did fly in on private planes

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:51:42am

Some people need to wake up and pull their heads out of the sand.
[I ran out of space, I had many more “fringe carnival barkers” I could name]

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:54:58am
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former president Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the January 6 Capitol riot. In a series of text messages sent on January 4 to Katrina Pierson, the White House liaison to the event, Guilfoyle detailed her fundraising efforts and supported a push to get far-right speakers on the stage alongside Trump for the rally, which sought to overturn the election of President Joe Biden.

Guilfoyle’s texts, reviewed by ProPublica, represent the strongest indication yet that members of the Trump family circle were directly involved in the financing and organization of the rally. The attack on the Capitol that followed it left five dead and scores injured.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE’S LEAKED TEXT MESSAGES ARE NOT DOING THE TRUMPS ANY FAVORS (Vanity Fair)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:56:21am

No, but it lines the pockets of the privatized prison companies.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:57:16am

So it turns out that the “macho” right-wing freaks, who beat their chests and taunt “soyboys” and “weak lib pussymen” …

Are actually turning themselves into women in their freakish obsession to avoid getting a safe and effective vaccine:

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:57:32am

re: #192 gocart mozart

Some people need to wake up and pull their heads out of the sand.

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really?
Read Sean Hannity’s texts to Mark Meadows

carnival barker has the ear of the chief of staff…just a few short steps to the president’s ear

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:09:33am

re: #195 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

LOL that “treatment” will end up with those macho mofos looking like this…..

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Teukka  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:11:35am

re: #195 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

So it turns out that the “macho” right-wing freaks, who beat their chests and taunt “soyboys” and “weak lib pussymen” …

re: #197 Dr Lizardo

LOL that “treatment” will end up with those macho mofos looking like this…..

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*sprays computer screen with coffee*
DAMMIT, warning before you post things like this!

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:16:36am
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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:18:28am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:20:18am

re: #195 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

So it turns out that the “macho” right-wing freaks, who beat their chests and taunt “soyboys” and “weak lib pussymen” …

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I take 50 mg spironolactone 2X daily to suppress testosterone. My Endo was hesitant about that high of a dose as spiro is primarily used to treat high blood pressure and I also take 40 mg Lisinopril once daily. Spiro is also a f-ing diuretic so I am always going to the bathroom because of the amount of water I drink to counteract that. Which in turn messes with my sodium level. Toss in the Estradiol (increased risk of blood clots) and HRT can be a bit of a challenge at times. But it’s better than being dead.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:20:24am

re: #195 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Finasteride - it’s propecia for dealing with male pattern baldness.

They think that’s going to save them from covid? These fucknuts are insane.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:21:13am

Friend of several professional friends died Jan 7 of covid - vaxxed and boosted. Had some risk factors - age and weight (maybe diabetic) but otherwise healthy. Take care of yourselves - but mainly hang with people you know who are responsible. In well ventilated areas if eating (not so much for me) or drinking (very much what I do with my professional colleagues after work).

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:25:22am

re: #202 lawhawk

Finasteride - it’s propecia for dealing with male pattern baldness.

They think that’s going to save them from covid? These fucknuts are insane.

Of course they’re insane. All this fake cure stuff is the result of people not being mentally well enough to vaccinate, but wanting to pretend that they’re doing something to save themselves while not being culturally able to save themselves. Sane people in Conservative families have to hide the fact that they protected themselves with vaccines, as their peers suicide, to maintain their social status

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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:28:17am

re: #201 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

That’s a hell of a lot of daily science to manage. Good luck.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:29:42am

re: #202 lawhawk

Finasteride - it’s propecia for dealing with male pattern baldness.

They think that’s going to save them from covid? These fucknuts are insane.

These quack testosterone-based “therapies” are based on the fact that covid deaths were more common in men, at least early on in the pandemic.

Antibody therapy (only one works for omicron, and is pretty much out) and fluvoxamine (no strong evidence for or against - which of course means the effect is weak) are not quackery in and of themselves, but the idea that you could doctor yourself instead of getting vaccinated and seeing a good doctor is stupid.

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Teukka  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:29:58am

re: #202 lawhawk

Finasteride - it’s propecia for dealing with male pattern baldness.

They think that’s going to save them from covid? These fucknuts are insane.

re: #204 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Of course they’re insane. All this fake cure stuff is the result of people not being mentally well enough to vaccinate, but wanting to pretend that they’re doing something to save themselves while not being culturally able to save themselves. Sane people in Conservative families have to hide the fact that they protected themselves with vaccines, as their peers suicide, to maintain their social status

Other questions raised: Like, how do the grifters choose compounds to push on their marks? What sounds the sexiest? Where the generics available have the lowest price and they have the possibility to make the biggest markup?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:33:24am

re: #205 BigPapa

That’s a hell of a lot of daily science to manage. Good luck.

That’s why I listen to my medical provider(s) and not the lawn care guy down the street.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:33:35am

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

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No, but it lines the pockets of the privatized prison companies.

Private prison operations should be outlawed. Only government run facilities should be permitted. Private companies should have no legal authority to imprison people.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:34:12am

re: #207 Teukka

Other questions raised: Like, how do the grifters choose compounds to push on their marks? What sounds the sexiest? Where the generics available have the lowest price and they have the possibility to make the biggest markup?

Up until Ivermectin, as far as I’ve been able to tell, they have been picking things that have some veneer of anti-viral or immune-system-boosting properties. I don’t know how in the hell Viagra or any of those hormonal therapies entered that conversation.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:37:58am

re: #210 Dopamine Fish

Up until Ivermectin, as far as I’ve been able to tell, they have been picking things that have some veneer of anti-viral or immune-system-boosting properties. I don’t know how in the hell Viagra or any of those hormonal therapies entered that conversation.

Viagra is part of the nonsense because it dilates blood-vessels, and COVID causes circulatory problems. They’re latching onto anything that might sound useful to a random idiot because they can’t use the vaccines that would save their lives and health, and don’t want to think of themselves as idiots who can’t protect themselves from COVID.

Willful-ignorance is the main tenet of Conservatism, and they do not want to believe that failing to vaccinate is like playing Russian roulette.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:38:23am

re: #207 Teukka

Other questions raised: Like, how do the grifters choose compounds to push on their marks? What sounds the sexiest? Where the generics available have the lowest price and they have the possibility to make the biggest markup?

They think they can manipulate stock prices. Think pump and dump.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:39:05am

re: #211 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Viagra is part of the nonsense because it dilates blood-vessels, and COVID causes circulatory problems. They’re latching onto anything that might sound useful to a random idiot because they can’t use the vaccines that would save their lives and health, and don’t want to think of themselves as idiots who can’t protect themselves from COVID.

Willful-ignorance is the main tenet of Conservatism, and they do not want to believe that failing to vaccinate is like playing Russian roulette.

Ahhh, that would do it. I assume the hormones have some kind of similar science-y sounding effect they think might be beneficial in fighting or preventing COVID.

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Teukka  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:40:32am

re: #212 lawhawk

They think they can manipulate stock prices. Think pump and dump.

Or artificially causing a shortage on some drugs?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:44:03am

A bit of good news. A study finds that preexisting T-cells formed in response to another coronavirus (a common cold) provides some protection from Covid-19. Not a substitute for getting vaccinated, of course. news.yahoo.com

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:48:12am

re: #215 No Malarkey!

A bit of good news. A study finds that preexisting T-cells formed in response to another coronavirus (a common cold) provides some protection from Covid-19. Not a substitute for getting vaccinated, of course. news.yahoo.com

Republican media’s spin on that will probably result in more dead Conservatives. Conservative life is very cheap to pandering Republicans who refuse to lead these idiots out of the stupidity they’ve embraced.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:48:58am

re: #216 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Republican media’s spin on that will probably result in more dead Conservatives. Conservative life is very cheap to pandering Republicans who refuse to lead these idiots out of the stupidity they’ve embraced.

Something along the lines of, “Go ahead and get together willy-nilly, you’ll either catch the cold or COVID, and once you survive, you’re immune! (And don’t let the ebil libruls tell you otherwise)”

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:49:27am

re: #200 gocart mozart

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If he could learn to program, no one would notice.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:49:40am

re: #218 Belafon

If he could learn to program, no one would notice.

This is accurate.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:51:44am

re: #218 Belafon

If he could learn to program, no one would notice.

It’s something I shout when Power BI is being a nightmare, but I don’t plan to do that when back in the office.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:52:08am

re: #215 No Malarkey!

A bit of good news. A study finds that preexisting T-cells formed in response to another coronavirus (a common cold) provides some protection from Covid-19. Not a substitute for getting vaccinated, of course. news.yahoo.com

About 25% of all colds are caused by a Coronavirus, so I can see that.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:56:44am

re: #221 Belafon

About 25% of all colds are caused by a Coronavirus, so I can see that.

WebMD says 20%. Either way, a lot less people have had a coronavirus than they may realize, considering that Republican propagandists constantly compared COVID to a cold.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:58:03am

re: #222 Punish Domestic Terrorists

WebMD says 20%. Either way, a lot less people have had a coronavirus than they may realize, considering that Republican propagandists constantly compared COVID to a cold.

They don’t care. All they see is, “Something that’s not the vaccine has some sort of effect in preventing COVID,” and they are going to ride that horse into the sunset.

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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:59:44am

re: #212 lawhawk

They think they can manipulate stock prices. Think pump and dump.

I submit to the Committee on Saying Stuff to change ‘Pump and Dump’ to ‘Pump a Chump’

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:02:31am

re: #205 BigPapa

That’s a hell of a lot of daily science to manage. Good luck.

They are afraid of a simple, painless shot to the point that they are cleaning out pharmacy shelves in search of other remedies.

Insanity.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:04:13am

re: #225 Eclectic Cyborg

They are afraid of a simple, painless shot to the point that they are cleaning out pharmacy shelves in search of other remedies.

Insanity.

Afraid, no. They are literally anti-Democrats; anything the Democrats are for, they must be against. Therefore, they must do everything within their power NOT to get vaccinated, or mask, or social distance, or do ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to mitigate the pandemic - purely because The Enemy (tm) IS doing those things. That’s it. And that makes it even more insane, because that is possibly the worst reason I can think of to do anything, let alone anything this pants-on-head stupid.

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danarchy  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:04:21am

re: #210 Dopamine Fish

Up until Ivermectin, as far as I’ve been able to tell, they have been picking things that have some veneer of anti-viral or immune-system-boosting properties. I don’t know how in the hell Viagra or any of those hormonal therapies entered that conversation.

At the very least viagra was developed initially as heart medication before the um, side affects were seen. I can see where a vaso dilator improving blood flow could also improve oxygenation. Of course I think there is all of 1 anecdotal case of it working in a nurse in the UK.

Not sure what mechanism the hormone treatments supposedly work by, or why anyone may think they would be helpful.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:06:39am

re: #203 BlueSpotinAL

Friend of several professional friends died Jan 7 of covid - vaxxed and boosted. Had some risk factors - age and weight (maybe diabetic) but otherwise healthy. Take care of yourselves - but mainly hang with people you know who are responsible. In well ventilated areas if eating (not so much for me) or drinking (very much what I do with my professional colleagues after work).

periodic psa

nothing’s changed. The virus is totally unpredictable:
Anyone can get it
Anyone can have it and not know it
Anyone who has it (knowing or not) can pass it on
Anyone can survive it
Anyone can die from it
Anyone can experience nasty medical side effects that create a permanent pre-existing condition
The virus does not fight fair

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:09:00am

re: #211 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Viagra is part of the nonsense because it dilates blood-vessels, and COVID causes circulatory problems. They’re latching onto anything that might sound useful to a random idiot because they can’t use the vaccines that would save their lives and health, and don’t want to think of themselves as idiots who can’t protect themselves from COVID.

Willful-ignorance is the main tenet of Conservatism, and they do not want to believe that failing to vaccinate is like playing Russian roulette.
they don’t understand science or medicine or pharmacology

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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:09:54am

You know what else dialates blood vessels?

Caffeine.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:09:56am

re: #218 Belafon

If he could learn to program, no one would notice.

similar to an episode of L.A. Law, i believe

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:11:11am

Fulton County D.A. may empanel a grand jury to aid the investigation of Trump’s efforts to coerce Raffensperger to declare him the winner of the Georgia election, and charges could be brought within six months. news.yahoo.com

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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:12:40am

Jim Jordan’s Twitterz went into the Shitterz. Happy Monday.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:13:12am

re: #230 BigPapa

You know what else dialates blood vessels?

Caffeine.

mrsdm, when she enters a room.
or especially when she leaves ;-)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:13:42am

re: #210 Dopamine Fish

Up until Ivermectin, as far as I’ve been able to tell, they have been picking things that have some veneer of anti-viral or immune-system-boosting properties. I don’t know how in the hell Viagra or any of those hormonal therapies entered that conversation.

I had read somewhere that ivermectin was helpful in Africa and certain countries elsewhere because it treated parasites, a frequent comorbidity in those nations, so its effect was improving odds of survival by curing other health issues.

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danarchy  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:15:32am

re: #177 Dangerman

this is my question w/r/t covid infections, especially to the not vaccinated and anti-mask/social distancers:

everybody who gets infected does not live
everybody who gets it does not die

some cases are severe
some cases are mild

some require hospitalization
some do not require hospitalization

some people experience very long term health problems
some people experience none at all

how can you be sure which infection you are going to have?

I think most antivaxxers would say the problem is that you frame those outcomes as equally likely and that their risk tolerance allows them to accept a 1 in 500 chance.

personally I wouldn’t play russian roulette even if the odds were 1 in 500, especially when the only payoff for taking that chance is continuing to live. I’ll do whatever I can to improve those odds short of walking around in a hazmat suit.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:19:23am

re: #236 danarchy

I think most antivaxxers would say the problem is that you frame those outcomes as equally likely and that their risk tolerance allows them to accept a 1 in 500 chance.

personally I wouldn’t play russian roulette even if the odds were 1 in 500, especially when the only payoff for taking that chance is continuing to live. I’ll do whatever I can to improve those odds short of walking around in a hazmat suit.

Not to mention improving my odds of not suffering intensely for weeks and not developing long term side effects like BRAIN DAMAGE.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:19:23am
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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:20:06am

re: #236 danarchy

I’ll do whatever I can to improve those odds short of walking around in a hazmat suit.

But what if it was a Sexy Hazmat Suit so you could also wear it to Halloween parties and BBQ in it? Multi functional, life improving, allows naked cooking.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:20:30am

re: #238 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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I remember gas being over $4/gallon here in the DFW area under Bush.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:22:34am

re: #237 No Malarkey!

Not to mention improving my odds of not suffering intensely for weeks and not developing long term side effects like BRAIN DAMAGE.

I posted some tweets a couple days ago about a woman who caught the virus in mid 2020 and she has scarring on her brain similar to early onset Alzheimer’s.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:23:07am

Trump lawyer is arguing that the President is immune from suit for inciting violence.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:24:57am

re: #241 Belafon

I posted some tweets a couple days ago about a woman who caught the virus in mid 2020 and she has scarring on her brain similar to early onset Alzheimer’s.

I posted a page about this terrifying thread. littlegreenfootballs.com

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:25:22am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Trump lawyer is arguing that the President is immune from suit for inciting violence.

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Back to the idea that the president can’t break laws.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:28:13am

re: #236 danarchy

I think most antivaxxers would say the problem is that you frame those outcomes as equally likely and that their risk tolerance allows them to accept a 1 in 500 chance.

personally I wouldn’t play russian roulette even if the odds were 1 in 500, especially when the only payoff for taking that chance is continuing to live. I’ll do whatever I can to improve those odds short of walking around in a hazmat suit.

i said ‘some’ so as not to pin it down too specifically

they can believe what they want but imo they have no idea what any of the odds actually are

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:28:35am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:29:54am

re: #246 gocart mozart

Her Twitter history is ugly. She’s a full-on wingnut.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:30:17am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Trump lawyer is arguing that the President is immune from suit for inciting violence.

The President has full immunity to try to subvert elections, according to Trump’s lawyer.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:31:48am

Isn’t it amazing how the pipsqueak Duchy of Moscow managed to expand into the largest country in the world simply by pre-empting various, and continuous, outside threats of aggression and expansion? This line worked in the 16th century, and it seems to still be working. In 1939-40, for example, the Wise Peace Policy of Stalin (ie Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) allowed Mother Russia to thwart the imperialist ambitions of Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The Finns escaped with their independence but it is a fact that none of their cavalry horses or their dozen or so tanks ever got anywhere close to the Kremlin.

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:32:01am

Customer: Susan Collins, perhaps?

Wenslydale: Ah! We have Collins, yessir.

Customer: (surprised) You do! Excellent.

Wenslydale: Yessir. It’s..ah,….. she’s a bit concerned…

Customer: Oh, I like when they’re concerned.

Wenslydale: Well,.. she’s very concerned, actually, sir.

Customer: No matter. Fetch hither the Collins de la Belle Maine! Mmmwah!

Wenslydale: I…think she’s a bit more concerned than you’ll like, sir.

Customer: I don’t care how fucking concerned she is. Hand her over with all speed.

Wenslydale: Oooooooooohhh……..! (pause)

Customer: What now?

Wenslydale: The cat’s eaten her.

Monty Python- Cheese Shop

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:32:07am

re: #242 No Malarkey!

Trump lawyer is arguing that the President is immune from suit for inciting violence.

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so the president can give a speech ‘to the american people’ stating he took a bribe, we cant look to the words and he’s immune from impeachment?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:32:55am

re: #248 No Malarkey!

The President has full immunity to try to subvert elections, according to Trump’s lawyer.

He’s there to lie for Trump. They say everyone deserves representation, but I think Trump crossed over to deserving tar and feathers quite some time ago.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:34:53am

re: #251 Dangerman

Trump and GOP consider GOPers in WH to be immune from all crime. But that only applies to GOPers. A Democrat looking askance at a law that he complies with in fact will draw an impeachment hearing - as GOPers are warning will occur with Biden.

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garzooma  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:35:01am

re: #243 No Malarkey!

I posted a page about this terrifying thread. littlegreenfootballs.com

It was an interested thread, but it’s worth noting that Ian Ricksecker isn’t a doctor. Another thread by Robert M. Wachter, MD, chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, had this to say:

Am I worried about Long Covid? A little. The literature is a mess: some studies show 50% of people have persistent (>1 month) symptoms. Other studies say it’s more like 5%. It seems like vax lowers the risk. So it’s a concern, but there’s not much we can do but wait & see.(22/25)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:36:42am

OK 2022, you can have that one. No complaints from me

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:44:03am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:46:09am

re: #208 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

That’s why I listen to my medical provider(s) and not the lawn care guy down the street.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THIS!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:46:51am

re: #251 Dangerman

so the president can give a speech ‘to the american people’ stating he took a bribe, we cant look to the words and he’s immune from impeachment?

No, since impeachment is a constitutional power of Congress, and they would be impeaching him for the crime of taking a bribe, not making a speech about it.

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:47:12am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:50:37am
Imran Awan thought he was living the American dream.

As a teenager in Pakistan, Awan spent money he received during the Muslim holiday of Eid on an application for the United States’ green card lottery and won. After immigrating with his family to northern Virginia, Awan built his life from almost nothing to become a shared IT employee for dozens of House Democrats, eventually landing similar jobs in the House for three family members and a friend.

But early in the Trump era, Awan found himself hounded by House Republicans, the Justice Department, and the conservative media. Thanks to conspiracy theories propagated in right-wing media outlets, Awan was turned from a total unknown into an arch-villain, accused of spying for Pakistan, extortion, and even murder. Seeking to deflect attention from the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Trump demanded prosecutors look into Awan, dubbing him “the Pakistani Fraudster.”

He’s suing wingnut media, but does not seem to be suing the mad former President who ruined his life in an attempt to distract from the failed President’s own crimes.

Former House Staffer Opens Up About How Conservative Media Ruined His Life (The Daily Beast)

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danarchy  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:54:17am

re: #259 gocart mozart

I saw something not long ago about a “detox” program that involved drinking urine. I was like, urine is literally the bodies way of concentrating and removing toxins, why would you put it back in if you are trying to detox.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:55:22am

re: #258 No Malarkey!

No, since impeachment is a constitutional power of Congress, and they would be impeaching him for the crime of taking a bribe, not making a speech about it.

A better issue is whether Trump could be criminally prosecuted for soliciting a bribe from the President of Ukraine in return of weapons, an action he actually took. Trump’s lawyer would argue that because conducting foreign policy was within his presidential authority, he is immune from prosecution for asking Zelensky to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:55:24am

re: #259 gocart mozart

(whispers) god gave us vaccines

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:57:43am

re: #260 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s suing wingnut media, but does not seem to be suing the mad former President who ruined his life in an attempt to distract from the failed President’s own crimes.

Former House Staffer Opens Up About How Conservative Media Ruined His Life (The Daily Beast)

My guess is that it was the media that first propagated this story, which was then seized by the House Republicans and finally Trump himself. We know that, while president, Trump listened devoutly to media for hours at a time and regurgitated their lies. He wouldn’t know the name of any House staffer unless it figured prominently on some Twitter account or RW cable outlet.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:02:19am

re: #259 gocart mozart

That certainly puts a new spin on all those Liberals Tears mugs.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:15:31am

re: #251 Dangerman

so the president can give a speech ‘to the american people’ stating he took a bribe, we cant look to the words and he’s immune from impeachment?

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If the President hired “private security” to hunt down his opponent and kill him, would that also be within the broad space of presidential immunity according to this choad?

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austin_blue  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:17:08pm

re: #155 darthstar

Saw some of those in the neighborhood this weekend.

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Dogs?


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