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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:51:58am
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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:55:36am

I need to be careful how I phrase the email I send to my anti-vax brothers…this is going to be fun.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:56:02am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:57:09am

I assume this video has sound for everyone else. My Edge browser says the page is silent.

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wrenchwench  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:59:04am

re: #4 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I assume this video has sound for everyone else. My Edge browser says the page is silent.

Your Edge has been dulled.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:01:00pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:01:27pm
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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:02:14pm

People, and those in the media in particular, suck at risk and math.

Yeah, we get it. Right wingers get off on knowing people who were vaccinated got breakthrough cases of covid. They think it’s proof vaccinations don’t work.

That the person didn’t require hospitalization, ICU, intubation, or die, is proof the vaccination worked. It prevented serious illness. No vaccination is 100% effective, and not vaccinating increases your chances of getting seriously ill, require hospitalization, or die substantially.

That’s why this remains a pandemic among the unvaccinated. Those who are vaccinated are the ones keeping the entire health care system from collapsing in many parts of the country. Omicron appears “mild” only because so many have gotten vaccinated. Delta never went away either.

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Jay C  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:03:02pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

Yeah, now they can classify “golden shower” sessions as “medical therapy”…

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:06:26pm

re: #8 lawhawk

Is there more than one Doocy at Fox News or am I hallucinating? The bulbs are not that bright over there.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:07:06pm

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

Is there more than one Doocy at Fox News or am I hallucinating? The bulbs are not that bright over there.

There’s also pere doodoo.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:10:43pm
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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:13:28pm

re: #8 lawhawk

“So you’re telling me even if I wear a seat belt I could die in a car crash?”

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:19:27pm

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:22:34pm
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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:25:03pm
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Nojay UK  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:37:32pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

During the big outbreak of the Delta variant in India about nine months ago one of the off-Broadway Hindu religious leaders with millions of followers was talking up drinking cow urine as a preventative for COVID-19 as well as being a general cureall for everything else including infertility, cancer and impotence.

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lawhawk  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:40:32pm

re: #17 Nojay UK

During the big outbreak of the Delta variant in India about nine months ago one of the off-Broadway Hindu religious leaders with millions of followers was talking up drinking cow urine as a preventative for COVID-19 as well as being a general cureall for everything else including infertility, cancer and impotence.

Ivermectin got the big boost after a similar type of chatter in India. Turns out that if you’re able to help stop parasitic infections, you improve your chances of surviving a viral infection like covid. But in a population that doesn’t have parasites normally? It is worse than nothing.

I’m waiting for someone to suggest immolation as a means to prevent covid, followed by bathing in the Ganges. Or is it the other way around.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:44:27pm

re: #8 lawhawk

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People, and those in the media in particular, suck at risk and math.

Yeah, we get it. Right wingers get off on knowing people who were vaccinated got breakthrough cases of covid. They think it’s proof vaccinations don’t work.

That the person didn’t require hospitalization, ICU, intubation, or die, is proof the vaccination worked. It prevented serious illness. No vaccination is 100% effective, and not vaccinating increases your chances of getting seriously ill, require hospitalization, or die substantially.

That’s why this remains a pandemic among the unvaccinated. Those who are vaccinated are the ones keeping the entire health care system from collapsing in many parts of the country. Omicron appears “mild” only because so many have gotten vaccinated. Delta never went away either.

i smoked for 30 years and didnt get lung cancer

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:45:17pm

Sorryantivaxxer has a story of a Canadian antivax lawyer, Rocco Galati, as grifty as any in the US.

One unhappy antivaxxer notes that 1000 RCMP mounties paid $600 each for legal action. Nothing came of it. Of course, Rocco may have already been in ICU in an induced coma before he could file. sorryantivaxxer.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:52:19pm

re: #3 No Malarkey!

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What trial is this? Thanks in advance.

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Mattand  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:53:22pm

re: #20 Ming5000

Sorryantivaxxer has a story of a Canadian antivax lawyer, Rocco Galati, as grifty as any in the US.

One unhappy antivaxxer notes that 1000 RCMP mounties paid $600 each for legal action. Nothing came of it. Of course, Rocco may have already been in ICU in an induced coma before he could file. sorryantivaxxer.com

I’ve mentioned this before, but I know someone from Victoria, BC, who was a staunch anti masker. She unfriended me on Facebook when I pushed back on her disinformation.

This woman was also six months pregnant when she decided that masking was a scam/conspiracy. The baby’s probably approaching her second birthday soon. I try not to think about the vax situation in that family, because I get really upset for the kid’s health and well being.

And I’m not gonna lie: I tend to think of Canadians a lot of times as “What if Americans were nice and not fucking insane?” It was really upsetting to see the one Canadian I personally knew go off the fucking deep end while pregnant with her first kid.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 12:55:55pm

re: #22 Mattand

Most of us, are in fact, decent human beings.

But, like any other country, we have our share of assholes too.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:00:42pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

Most of us, are in fact, decent human beings.

But, like any other country, we have our share of assholes too.

Calling for Diogenes with a lamp.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:06:09pm
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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:06:50pm

re: #20 Ming5000

That’s too funny. They could just find another anti-vax lawyer (one who’s secretly vaccinated) to represent them…another thousand bucks please.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:07:33pm

re: #17 Nojay UK

During the big outbreak of the Delta variant in India about nine months ago one of the off-Broadway Hindu religious leaders with millions of followers was talking up drinking cow urine as a preventative for COVID-19 as well as being a general cureall for everything else including infertility, cancer and impotence.

Marketers try to sell whatever they have a surplus of. Here it’s CBD. In India it’s cow urine.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:07:57pm

Work from home at my office officially extended until after Memorial Day.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:11:37pm

re: #22 Mattand

I’ve mentioned this before, but I know someone from Victoria, BC, who was a staunch anti masker. She unfriended me on Facebook when I pushed back on her disinformation.

This woman was also six months pregnant when she decided that masking was a scam/conspiracy. The baby’s probably approaching her second birthday soon. I try not to think about the vax situation in that family, because I get really upset for the kid’s health and well being.

And I’m not gonna lie: I tend to think of Canadians a lot of times as “What if Americans were nice and not fucking insane?” It was really upsetting to see the one Canadian I personally knew go off the fucking deep end while pregnant with her first kid.

My Canadian friend became one of those people who think being physically-fit protects from COVID, and posts insane screeds to Facebook.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:12:06pm

Welp, the goose-stepping continues onward:

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:15:13pm

re: #30 Barefoot Grin

Welp, the goose-stepping continues onward:

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Luckily, it takes a Constitutional amendment to do that.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:15:19pm

re: #27 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Marketers try to sell whatever they have a surplus of. Here it’s CBD. In India it’s cow urine.

That certainly explains all the bullshit being peddled here in Texas.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:20:07pm

re: #30 Barefoot Grin

Welp, the goose-stepping continues onward:

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Does someone want to tell her that constitutional amendments have to be passed by 2/3 of both houses of Congress? (Or convention, even less likely). Plus ratification by 3/4 of the states?

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mmmirele  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:24:17pm

Dr. Lizardo and No Malarkey! were talking about Endtimes stuff in the last thread. I’m just going to point out that it wasn’t “The Omen” that popularized a lot of those tropes. One could make the argument that we have Hal Lindsey’s “The Late Great Planet Earth” (published in 1970, declared the biggest non-fiction bestseller of the 1970s, and completely ignored by discerning 10 YOs rummaging through the store paperbacks who preferred RL Delderfield’s “God is an Englisman”) which introduced this to a mass audience.

That said, Lindsey wasn’t original…one could make the further argument that this whole endtimes 666 thing had been making its way through white Evangelicalism since CI Scofield published his annotated Bible in 1909. (In 2022, still in print, and available in KJV, NIV, NKJV versions.)

The tl;dr is that this stuff had been floating around for decades before “The Omen.” That is all.

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ericblair  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:25:30pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

Most of us, are in fact, decent human beings.

But, like any other country, we have our share of assholes too.

We grew up with Don Cherry on the teevee. That made it obvious from day one.

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steve_davis  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:26:21pm

re: #19 Dangerman

i smoked for 30 years and didnt get lung cancer

yet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:26:26pm

re: #35 ericblair

We grew up with Don Cherry on the teevee. That made it obvious from day one.

Believe it or not, I can actually do a pretty decent Cherry impression.

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:26:46pm

re: #28 darthstar

Work from home at my office officially extended until after Memorial Day.

I am growing to value the WFH lifestyle. Hopefully, it will last a while for me too.
The saved commute time is one of my favorite features. And WFH garb.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:28:46pm

Okay…so there’s this puzzle called Wordle…I started doing it yesterday - one puzzle per day - five letter word, six chances to guess the word. Yellow means correct letter in incorrect location. Blank means letter’s not in word. Green is good. Like Wheel of Fortune you know what letters not to call…so waiting until round 6 to guess the answer is actually a bit embarrassing.

Wordle 205 6/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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steve_davis  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:29:31pm

re: #25 jaunte

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and so castles made of sand melt into the sea….eventually.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:30:46pm

re: #38 Ming5000

I am growing to value the WFH lifestyle. Hopefully, it will last a while for me too.
The saved commute time is one of my favorite features. And WFH garb.

I get a full hour to walk the dogs, then can do however long a peloton ride I want…my first meeting isn’t until 10am most days. I don’t schedule meetings after 3pm as a general rule. I call it banker’s hours (when I was young, banks were only open from 10-3).

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:32:18pm

re: #20 Ming5000

Third paragraph. So he thinks Delta suddenly disappears just like that?! These people deserve everything coming to them.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:37:30pm

Dead in the Sand got canceled. Bunch of deadheads down in Mexico with no Dead & Co. show to attend. But don’t worry, they’ll be fine. They’re heads. Put a Mariachi band on stage and they’ll dance for four hours to it.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:40:43pm

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:40:59pm

Almost a pic of Cinnamon

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:42:18pm

re: #42 GlutenFreeJesus

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Third paragraph. So he thinks Delta suddenly disappears just like that?! These people deserve everything coming to them.

Dear Mr. Corner,

We knew this was coming because we understand science. The only shocking thing is that you still won’t believe us, but it’s not really that shocking. He should have gotten the vaccine.

Us.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:44:02pm

re: #39 darthstar

Okay…so there’s this puzzle called Wordle…I started doing it yesterday - one puzzle per day - five letter word, six chances to guess the word. Yellow means correct letter in incorrect location. Blank means letter’s not in word. Green is good. Like Wheel of Fortune you know what letters not to call…so waiting until round 6 to guess the answer is actually a bit embarrassing.

Wordle 205 6/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

My first try, got in 3!!! I’m impressed with myself

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:45:32pm

re: #27 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Marketers try to sell whatever they have a surplus of. Here it’s CBD. In India it’s cow urine.

‘create a need’

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Dave In Austin  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:46:16pm
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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:47:18pm

re: #30 Barefoot Grin

Welp, the goose-stepping continues onward:

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never gonna happen in this environment

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:47:55pm

re: #33 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Does someone want to tell her that constitutional amendments have to be passed by 2/3 of both houses of Congress? (Or convention, even less likely). Plus ratification by 3/4 of the states?

yeah that’s what i meant

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mmmirele  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:48:05pm

re: #41 darthstar

I get a full hour to walk the dogs, then can do however long a peloton ride I want…my first meeting isn’t until 10am most days. I don’t schedule meetings after 3pm as a general rule. I call it banker’s hours (when I was young, banks were only open from 10-3).

Yeah, hahahaha. Back before end to end computing, the hours before 10 and after 3 were consumed with manual crediting and debiting, bringing each depositor’s account up to date, filing paid negotiable documents and so on. This despite the fact that MICR encoding had been introduced around 1960 and REALLY sped up the processing of negotiable items. All that paper STILL had to be filed and it was manual and time consuming.

So bankers’ hours, yah, nah…

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:48:57pm

re: #39 darthstar

Okay…so there’s this puzzle called Wordle…I started doing it yesterday - one puzzle per day - five letter word, six chances to guess the word. Yellow means correct letter in incorrect location. Blank means letter’s not in word. Green is good. Like Wheel of Fortune you know what letters not to call…so waiting until round 6 to guess the answer is actually a bit embarrassing.

Wordle 205 6/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I’m interested in taking the color sequence you gave us and trying to figure out what six words you used.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:49:37pm

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Mattand  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:52:08pm

Here is the hill I’m willing to die on:

I’m fine with Safari moving the URL window to the bottom of the screen in iOS 15.

Come at me, bro.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:55:33pm

re: #42 GlutenFreeJesus

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Third paragraph. So he thinks Delta suddenly disappears just like that?! These people deserve everything coming to them.

“the moment you see something that finally makes sense to you”

something?
some ‘thing’ that finally makes sense???

multiply your ‘something’ by everyone on sorryantivaxxer.com
then add the 5.5 million worldwide who have died

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Captain Magic  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:56:44pm

re: #17 Nojay UK

During the big outbreak of the Delta variant in India about nine months ago one of the off-Broadway Hindu religious leaders with millions of followers was talking up drinking cow urine as a preventative for COVID-19 as well as being a general cureall for everything else including infertility, cancer and impotence.

This is a routine practice in India, BTW.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:57:03pm

re: #53 Belafon

I’m interested in taking the color sequence you gave us and trying to figure out what six words you used.

I’ll save you the work…I really was just pulling random words out of my ass until I got the first green square…first was a RSTLNE shot.

Also, I re-used the letter T…that was dumb.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:57:08pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:58:25pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s also the one who invited the press to read selected texts between Strzok and Page. She’s scum.

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ipsos  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:59:04pm

re: #58 darthstar

The QU did me in today. I had the U, E and R and wasted several rounds moving them around until I got it in 6.

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Cheechako  Jan 10, 2022 • 1:59:33pm

It’s comicial the using urine as a medical cure is back. Here’s a post I made in 2009 about the Army’s attempt to use urine as a medical cure.

Again, I swear everything in this post is true, so help me.

Here a true story about the Army’s attempt to cure spinal meningitis:

I took my Army basic training at Ft Dix in New Jersey in March/April, 1965. At the time there were several dozen cases of spinal meningitis on the Post. Some genius in the Army Medical Corp thought he had a brilliant idea for a cure using urine!. So, every morning everyone had to pee into a very clean garbage can. Heaven forbid if anyone tossed a cigarette butt or paper towel in that special P-can. Two trainees then carried the can to the curbside and stood “guard” waiting for the collection truck. Very important duty guarding a can of pee!
I swear on my little pinky the story is true….hey, it’s the Army!

What goes around comes around.

This could also be woven into a story about the Army concealing a “Proven Medical Treatment”.

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Captain Magic  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:01:08pm

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

Believe it or not, I can actually do a pretty decent Cherry impression.

There was a one-panel cartoon showing Russia spies being taught about Canadaian culture, and on of the statement the spies were supposed to remember is to mention Don Cherry at least once in the convevrsation.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:01:16pm

Urine trouble!

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rhuarc  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:03:06pm

re: #58 darthstar

I’ll save you the work…I really was just pulling random words out of my ass until I got the first green square…first was a RSTLNE shot.

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Also, I re-used the letter T…that was dumb.

Interesting. I wonder if everybody gets the same word? Query was my word just now and this was the first time I had ever played this game.

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Captain Magic  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:03:10pm

re: #64 Barefoot Grin

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JC1  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:09:10pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

Politico recently was bought by a German media company. Majority owned by KKR; not exactly a liberal bastion.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:09:26pm

re: #65 rhuarc

Interesting. I wonder if everybody gets the same word? Query was my word just now and this was the first time I had ever played this game.

Yes. That was puzzle 205. Tomorrow will be puzzle 206…so they started this around 7 months ago I’m guessing.

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Jay C  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:12:23pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

Another wingnut wheeze trotted out yet again: calls for a Convention to amend the Constitution (almost invariable to enshrine some sort of extremist shibboleth or other) have been a staple of RW “thought” for years, AFAICR: and have (thankfully) always gone to the same place: i.e. nowhere.

As someone pointed out above, the problem with “making the amendment process easier” is that any such attempt would have to go through the current amendment process in the first place. Whose difficulties can easily be spun as a feature, not a bug….

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:13:08pm

re: #64 Barefoot Grin

Urine trouble!

It’s actually quite clean until it hits the ground. Still won’t drink it. Imagine the kidneys…didn’t we just flush these toxins from your system yesterday?

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:13:46pm

re: #49 Dave In Austin

In much of the old south, it’s sweet pee.

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Jay C  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:13:58pm

re: #64 Barefoot Grin

Urine trouble!

Or, maybe some entrepreneur can recycle the old Broadway handle:

the Urine Good Company!

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:14:56pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:16:41pm

re: #72 Jay C

Or, maybe some entrepreneur can recycle the old Broadway handle:

the Urine Good Company!

“NASA technology brought to your neighborhood! Listen for the tinkle as our truck rolls by!”

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:19:45pm

re: #73 jaunte

Forged election certificates? Ooh…that may just be something the DOJ will prosecute.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:20:24pm

re: #75 darthstar

Reading the article, it just sounds like some SovCit dopes got overexcited.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:20:24pm
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Captain Magic  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:20:36pm

re: #70 darthstar

magine the kidneys…didn’t we just flush these toxins from your system yesterday?

The kidney’s flush out metabolites of taken medications - many of which are active (cf, Citalproam (Celexa) and its’ metabolite, escitaolpram (Lexapro).)

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Ming5000  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:21:40pm

re: #39 darthstar

fun! This may addict me for a while.
Wordle 205 4/6

⬜🟩🟨⬜🟨
🟨🟩⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:23:20pm

re: #42 GlutenFreeJesus
lol

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:23:39pm

re: #76 jaunte

Reading the article, it just sounds like some SovCit dopes got overexcited.

Yeah, just read it myself. It wasn’t anyone in Trump’s orbit who did it…but it is possible they knew about it.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:26:14pm

re: #73 jaunte

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They know way, way more than they are letting on.

And if Jordan was on the committee like kevin tried to do, tfg would know everything

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:29:52pm

re: #79 Ming5000

fun! This may addict me for a while.
Wordle 205 4/6

⬜🟩🟨⬜🟨
🟨🟩⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

We all needed something to enter the third year of the pandemic with.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:31:00pm

Something I didn’t know until yesterday was that in 1966 the US and Soviet Union cooperated to end smallpox. The US even suggested that the Soviets take the lead on the project in order to get their buy-in.

weforum.org

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:31:11pm

That said, I’m still learning Spanish in Duolingo. Put guitar lessons on hold until after our big production deployment next month…just too many calls at weird hours to commit to a zoom hour with my instructor.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:33:02pm

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Captain Magic  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:33:14pm

re: #84 Barefoot Grin

Something I didn’t know until yesterday was that in 1966 the US and Soviet Union cooperated to end smallpox. The US even suggested that the Soviets take the lead on the project in order to get their buy-in.

There has been an ongoing debate as whether or not both the CDC and Russia’s CDC equivalent should destroy their samples.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:36:01pm

re: #87 Captain Magic

There has been an ongoing debate as whether or not both the CDC and Russia’s CDC equivalent should destroy their samples.

Interesting. Are they being kept for future research?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:36:29pm

re: #87 Captain Magic

There has been an ongoing debate as whether or not both the CDC and Russia’s CDC equivalent should destroy their samples.

I guess the question would be do we want to use smallpox as a weapon without having to rebuild the virus from scratch using a genome map. Otherwise, map it, and incinerate it.

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:40:06pm

One of the all time great moments in Twitter.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:42:34pm

Don’t bother being polite, that time has passed.

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William Lewis  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:43:00pm

re: #89 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I guess the question would be do we want to use smallpox as a weapon without having to rebuild the virus from scratch using a genome map. Otherwise, map it, and incinerate it.

Bigger issue is recreating the vaccine from them if, for example, an archeological dig starts an outbreak among people young enough to have never been vaccinated.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:43:24pm

re: #90 gocart mozart

I mean, Jim ain’t wrong.

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darthstar  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:44:23pm

re: #90 gocart mozart

One of the all time great moments in Twitter.

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She’s got a great TL…she’s like a Kardashian with real boobs.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:47:00pm

re: #92 William Lewis

Bigger issue is recreating the vaccine from them if, for example, an archeological dig starts an outbreak among people young enough to have never been vaccinated.

I’d think that would only be an issue when digging in frozen ground, which is also how you get The Thing.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:48:28pm

re: #94 darthstar

She’s got a great TL…she’s like a Kardashian with real boobs.

Not sure about the lips, though.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:49:16pm

re: #88 Barefoot Grin

Interesting. Are they being kept for future research?

The concern seems to have been some isolated natural reservoir somewhere. Reference samples would speed the response. That thinking might have been valid 30 yrs ago. The UK also had a research sample and had an accident with it, IIRC.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:50:23pm

re: #90 gocart mozart

One of the all time great moments in Twitter.

I can’t imagine not changing the family name when an Adolph Hitler or Benito Mussolini ruins it forever.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:51:36pm

re: #98 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I can’t imagine not changing the family name when an Adolph Hitler or Benito Mussolini ruins it forever.

Mussolini’s grand-daughter is/was an Italian senator. She didn’t fall very far from the tree.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:51:53pm

re: #97 Decatur Deb

The concern seems to have been some isolated natural reservoir somewhere. Reference samples would speed the response. That thinking might have been valid 30 yrs ago. The UK also had a research sample and had an accident with it, IIRC.

I think at least three movies came out of that sample.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:52:18pm

re: #97 Decatur Deb

The concern seems to have been some isolated natural reservoir somewhere. Reference samples would speed the response. That thinking might have been valid 30 yrs ago. The UK also had a research sample and had an accident with it, IIRC.

Isn’t there a storehouse of pathogens buried in the arctic climes of Greenland that are about to be exposed due to warming? I guess I could google, but what’s the fun in that?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:53:51pm

re: #101 Barefoot Grin

Isn’t there a storehouse of pathogens buried in the arctic climes of Greenland that are about to be exposed due to warming? I guess I could google, but what’s the fun in that?

Alaska has a lot of dead buried in cold storage, viz Franklin’s expedition in Canada. Probably the same in Siberia.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:55:12pm

re: #99 Decatur Deb

Mussolini’s grand-daughter is/was an Italian senator. She didn’t fall very far from the tree.

Being proud of what they did would be a reason that people would keep the name, also the reason I couldn’t imagine doing that.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 10, 2022 • 2:57:25pm

re: #103 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Being proud of what they did would be a reason that people would keep the name, also the reason I couldn’t imagine doing that.

My Anthro Department had a guy born in 1944, like me. His parents named him Adolph.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:01:50pm

re: #98 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I can’t imagine not changing the family name when an Adolph Hitler or Benito Mussolini ruins it forever.

There’s a 2014 documentary called “Meet the Hitlers” about people named Hitler. It’s pretty good. You can rent it on Amazon Prime.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:02:37pm
Richard Clarida, the second highest official at the Federal Reserve, will resign early after new details of his trading activity early in the pandemic were revealed, Axios reports

Trump appointee

His term as vice-chair was to end January 31; he will instead step down January 14.

So that’s really “harsh”

Doesn’t say so I guess he gets to keep the profits too?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:03:39pm

For Charles: Some algorithm has posted an ad from Hillsdale College pushing a book attacking the Marxist roots of CRT.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:04:33pm

re: #105 Teddy’s Person

There’s a 2014 documentary called “Meet the Hitlers” about people named Hitler. It’s pretty good. You can rent it on Amazon Prime.

I’d search for it on Amazon, but then my suggestions will include anything related to fascism, and I don’t want to see what fascist products Amazon offers.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:05:57pm

My hometown. I got a little emotional seeing this because my dad was the super on a job that doubled the size of the hospital in the 1980s.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:06:19pm

re: #108 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’d search for it on Amazon, but then my suggestions will include anything related to fascism, and I don’t want to see what fascist products Amazon offers.

You can always search in incognito mode.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:07:19pm

re: #108 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’d search for it on Amazon, but then my suggestions will include anything related to fascism, and I don’t want to see what fascist products Amazon offers.

I watched it on Amazon Prime a few years ago and didn’t notice fascist product offers just WWII documentaries. Some of the people in the video are exactly who you think they would be but some aren’t.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:07:29pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

You can always search in incognito mode.

But then I couldn’t play it. I was only 1/2 serious, and may check it out.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:15:49pm
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:16:17pm

I want my MTV.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:16:23pm

It was, finally, the least he could do:

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:21:18pm
Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon (R) invoked the anti-Biden phrase “let’s go Brandon” in a campaign ad released on Monday, The Hill reports.
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:32:05pm

re: #63 Captain Magic

There was a one-panel cartoon showing Russia spies being taught about Canadaian culture, and on of the statement the spies were supposed to remember is to mention Don Cherry at least once in the convevrsation.

We would hit the Don Cheery Sports Grill in North Bay Ont when we did our fishing trips to Quebec in the 90’s. We always stayed in North Bay over night and then drove into Quebec the next morning to be loaded into the boat and cruise back to our cabin for the week. Put in at Laniel Quebec on Lake Kipawa. Was always a great trip Dad, myself and friends would do. Dad had been going up since the late 50’s. In the 60’s - 70’s when I got old enough I started to go. So beautiful and peaceful. We went up fishing a few times in the 90’s after I came back home from my running around the country through the late 70’s and 80’s. Wish dad was well enough to go one more time, but those days are past.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:37:03pm

re: #80 gocart mozart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:37:22pm

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:39:17pm

re: #115 Barefoot Grin

It was, finally, the least he could do:

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:39:36pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:39:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:41:46pm

re: #117 Eventual Carrion

We would hit the Don Cheery Sports Grill in North Bay Ont when we did our fishing trips to Quebec in the 90’s. We always stayed in North Bay over night and then drove into Quebec the next morning to be loaded into the boat and cruise back to our cabin for the week. Put in at Laniel Quebec on Lake Kipawa. Was always a great trip Dad, myself and friends would do. Dad had been going up since the late 50’s. In the 60’s - 70’s when I got old enough I started to go. So beautiful and peaceful. We went up fishing a few times in the 90’s after I came back home from my running around the country through the late 70’s and 80’s. Wish dad was well enough to go one more time, but those days are past.

Years ago, my grandfather took my brother and I to a Don Cherry grill. Who also happened to be there that night? Don Cherry. We talked to him for a few minutes and got autographs (I lost mine years ago). It was a pretty neat experience for a 9 year-old hockey nut.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:43:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:44:53pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

The South used to have a “tradition” of lynching colored folk.

That argument doesn’t work, Joe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:45:25pm
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retired cynic  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:49:58pm

re: #109 Barefoot Grin

My hometown. I got a little emotional seeing this because my dad was the super on a job that doubled the size of the hospital in the 1980s.

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My father worked on the HVAC system, and eventually was there as a patient.

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Jay C  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:50:12pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

Multiple members of this government have debased themselves and the offices they hold by [peddling] lies in a failed attempt to make the story go away. Every lie they tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt must be paid…

Sorry, Larry: these are Conservative politicians: every lie they tell gets valueized as an NFT and sold along for big profits….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:50:14pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:52:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 3:57:49pm
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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:00:40pm
Said McConnell: “Since Sen. Schumer is hellbent on trying to break the Senate, Republicans will show how this reckless action would have immediate consequences.”

Merrick fucking garland

Then in reverse, Amy whatshername

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:08:35pm

LOL

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steve_davis  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:10:10pm

re: #49 Dave In Austin

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there’s that line in virginia where the pee goes unsweetened. I try never to cross that line. Here in south carolina, we just milk diabetics for the sweet stuff. it’s what most dialysis centers here are for.

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garzooma  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:10:54pm

re: #115 Barefoot Grin

It was, finally, the least he could do:

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Regarding the “plus 60+ courts” part: I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the fact that we have a Supreme Court Justice whose wife won’t accept the judgement of all these courts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:11:27pm
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steve_davis  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:12:58pm

re: #58 darthstar

I’ll save you the work…I really was just pulling random words out of my ass until I got the first green square…first was a RSTLNE shot.

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Also, I re-used the letter T…that was dumb.

isn’t chrome spelled chrome?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:15:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:17:30pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

Actually, if life expectancy in this country is around 74, there might have been far fewer victims past that line than she thinks.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:27:49pm

re: #127 retired cynic

My father worked on the HVAC system, and eventually was there as a patient.

My folks are patients there regularly now. (I was born there.)

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:36:48pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Your expectancy or their own?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:38:09pm

too harsh?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:38:49pm

hey Manksy

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:39:03pm

Attention, grammar police:
A smart but somewhat unsophisticated West Texas boy had won a scholarship to Harvard. Like most freshmen, he was completely lost his first day on campus. He flagged down 2 upper classmen (recognizable by their sweaters) to ask directions. “Excuse me, fellers, can y’all tell me where the library is at?”
One of the upper classmen peered at him over his glasses, “Of course, my good man; but first, this is HARVARD and here at HARVARD we do not end a sentence with a preposition!”
The country boy thought for a second and said, “Okay, can you tell me where the library is at, ASSHOLE?”

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:42:04pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:43:03pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

Nope. Hold their feet to the fire.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:43:14pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

too harsh?

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Trump never did a news conference

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:45:29pm

Donald Trump did dozens and dozens of unnecessary pressers that were exercises in self-aggrandizement while also easy dial-ins for the press.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:48:27pm
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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:49:25pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:50:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:51:07pm
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:51:51pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Attention, grammar police:
A smart but somewhat unsophisticated West Texas boy had won a scholarship to Harvard. Like most freshmen, he was completely lost his first day on campus. He flagged down 2 upper classmen (recognizable by their sweaters) to ask directions. “Excuse me, fellers, can y’all tell me where the library is at?”
One of the upper classmen peered at him over his glasses, “Of course, my good man; but first, this is HARVARD and here at HARVARD we do not end a sentence with a preposition!”
The country boy thought for a second and said, “Okay, can you tell me where the library is at, ASSHOLE?”

I had a free ride for grad school, all paid for, at Harvard in 1973. I visited incognito for a day and then cognito for a day. Decided I would likely become a huge asshole there and turned it down.

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:53:34pm

The people who become huge assholes at Harvard are, for the most part, people who were always destined to be huge assholes wherever they went to school.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:55:24pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Manksy

LOL. Lorenzo is a Twitter highlight.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 4:58:19pm

The fact that McConnell and McCarthy are already, and actually out loud, threatening retribution tells us all we need to know

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:05:12pm

re: #156 Dangerman

They do not understand the term playing their cards close to their vest. They just hang out the laundry for everyone to see it.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:09:16pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:10:04pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:11:45pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:13:44pm

re: #145 Dangerman

OMG. Let them drink. Imbibe away, imbeciles. Enjoy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:16:22pm

re: #154 sagehen

The people who become huge assholes at Harvard are, for the most part, people who were always destined to be huge assholes wherever they went to school.

Well said. 👏👏

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:18:11pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Not gonna work, Bidens changed all the locks.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:19:23pm

re: #163 The Pie Overlord!

Not gonna work, Bidens changed all the locks.

He had to just to get in.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:26:10pm

re: #159 EstebanTornado1963

Heh … and I thought maybe I was a little harsh!

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:28:17pm

re: #154 sagehen

The people who become huge assholes at Harvard are, for the most part, people who were always destined to be huge assholes wherever they went to school.

Self-entitled assholes

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:32:13pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:33:34pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

What a pathetic little man

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:40:45pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:41:11pm

This thread will enrage you:

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:42:15pm

re: #167 Belafon

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Tfg beats Biden in lying answers by a billion ok tens of thousands to maybe a couple

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:48:16pm

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

This thread will enrage you:

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How many “traditions” did mcconnell trash while Obama was president?
Rationalizing each one along the way.

In the house…
Shall we discuss newt?
Or the ‘ancient’ hastert rule.

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 5:48:21pm
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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:00:47pm

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

As the article points out, there is no reason for the VP’s ability to break ties if the founders required a supermajority.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:02:19pm

I dunno.

Would C.H.U.D. be insulted by being compared to MAGAts?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:04:00pm

Rachel is reporting that DT’s attorneys have met in person with Fulton County prosecutors.

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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:10:26pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:16:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:20:38pm

re: #73 jaunte

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:40:26pm

100,000 cases a day is the new normal for California.

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Dangerman  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:43:55pm

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:44:06pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate Ron

100,000 cases a day is the new normal for California.

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The only reason Texas isn’t up there is we’re not testing like California.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:49:59pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:51:12pm
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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:52:57pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:54:33pm

PLAIIOSSS

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 10, 2022 • 6:56:33pm

re: #177 gocart mozart

That is also my favorite scene from the series.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:27:01pm

re: #186 The Pie Overlord!

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:30:00pm
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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:50:52pm

“…About 200 out of the more than 400 Texas hospitals that reported data to the federal government have fewer than four staffed adult ICU beds at any given time.”

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:52:34pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jan 10, 2022 • 7:59:58pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hell. I’m 66 and I’ll watch that.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:09:19pm
Legendary entertainer Betty White, who died on the last day of 2021 at the age of 99, had a stroke six days earlier, which has been identified as the cause of her death, according to medical officials.

The California death certificate, certified by Dr. William A. Pullen, a private physician based in Santa Monica, states that White’s death came nearly a week after suffering a “cerebrovascular accident.”

The incident is listed as the “immediate cause” of her death.

Stroke six days earlier cited as Betty White’s cause of death (NBC News)

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:13:54pm
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plansbandc  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:16:31pm

One of my favorite blogs for years has been bits and pieces. Some of the best funny stuff on the interwebs. It was one of my several times a month stops for a good twenty years.

Just found out the host, Jonco, died December 28.

Guy brought a lot of quality entertainment into my life and he will definitely be missed.

RIP.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:25:55pm
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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:29:52pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

:)

There are several versions of a response apocryphally attributed to Winston Churchill. Here is one:
“That is a rule up with which I will not put.”

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:44:54pm

“…With COVID-19 cases soaring and many testing sites overwhelmed by demand, Illinois leaders say scammers are taking advantage of residents and establishing fake pop-up testing sites.

The unauthorized testing sites may have real signs, but according to federal authorities, they can be used to take personal details, including Social Security numbers and important health information.

During a COVID-19 briefing Monday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the state is cracking down on what he referred to “fly-by-night” testing sites, calling them an “enormous problem.”
nbcchicago.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:50:13pm
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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 8:52:56pm

Omicron is very heavy in the DMV (DC-Md-VA) area right now. And is hitting Congress. There 435 Members in the House of Representatives. And that does not include staff and support personnel.

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:05:26pm

“Crisis Standards of Care” = Health Care Rationing

This is happening across the country right now. The one here discusses the largest health care system in Delaware.

(The fine print basically says that they are going to change how they handle care and that it will be in line with Delaware and Maryland Crisis Standards of Care. But doesn’t give any specifics.)

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:09:08pm

As I understand it, Apple’s VPN prevents carriers from seeing the user’s browsing. Carriers would only be upset by this if they were selling the user’s browsing data to third parties.

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:10:14pm

re: #201 ckkatz

“Crisis Standards of Care” = Health Care Rationing

This is happening across the country right now. The one here discusses the largest health care system in Delaware.

(The fine print basically says that they are going to change how they handle care and that it will be in line with Delaware and Maryland Crisis Standards of Care. But doesn’t give any specifics.)

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:16:34pm
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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:18:01pm

re: #203 sagehen

That picture reminded me of the old “Monty Python And the Holy Grail” ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ Meme.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:18:30pm

Maybe mikep_028 is having a nice quiet evening with his phone off and not trying to scrub his social media accounts.

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:22:02pm

re: #206 jaunte

More power to Rep. Swalwell for following up on this guy. And I hope that Rep. Swalwell gets this idiot like he did the last one.

But there always seems to be an infinity of this kind of stupidity and a limited amount of Rep Swalwell.

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jaunte  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:22:31pm
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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:27:12pm

“Ding Dong Ditch” involves ringing a doorbell and then running away before the homeowner can answer.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:34:33pm

re: #209 ckkatz

I’d just open the door and let Cleo chase them down. She loathes the doorbell. They’d only do it once, lol.

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retired cynic  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:37:43pm

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:38:59pm

Has anyone been following Germany’s energy markets?

I have been seeing occasional articles that it has been in extreme turmoil due to Russia slowing down natural gas exports. Which in turn has driven up prices. (This is what also precipitated the crisis in Kazakhstan.)

David Frum has been looking at increased use of nuclear power to offset natural gas import vulnerability. Germany has, as a matter of policy, been moving away from nuclear power for at least the last decade.

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:42:03pm

re: #212 ckkatz

Has anyone been following Germany’s energy markets?

I have been seeing occasional articles that it has been in extreme turmoil due to Russia slowing down natural gas exports. Which in turn has driven up prices. (This is what also precipitated the crisis in Kazakhstan.)

David Frum has been looking at increased use of nuclear power to offset natural gas import vulnerability. Germany has, as a matter of policy, been moving away from nuclear power for at least the last decade.

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It’s because they let Angela Merkel retire.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:44:42pm

re: #208 jaunte

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:47:29pm

re: #210 A Mom Anon

I’d just open the door and let Cleo chase them down. She loathes the doorbell. They’d only do it once, lol.

I guess that to me, chasing a bunch of teenagers seems like an awful lot of energy. And there is always the question of “What do I do when I catch them?”. Hopefully Cleo would give them a serious licking… literally.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:50:36pm

Posted without comment cause it’s time for sleep.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:50:40pm

So I’m already anticipating fun in the morning when one of the construction guys staying here comes down in the morning and asks why nobody tried to tell him that his truck’s lights were on all night and that’s why his battery is dead. And I don’t mean just the headlights, but the entire light bar assembly and other hazard warning lights.

I’m still trying to figure out how he managed that one.

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:56:09pm

re: #216 I Would Prefer Not To

Popehat had this comment:

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 9:59:21pm

re: #217 Targetpractice

So I’m already anticipating fun in the morning when one of the construction guys staying here comes down in the morning and asks why nobody tried to tell him that his truck’s lights were on all night and that’s why his battery is dead. And I don’t mean just the headlights, but the entire light bar assembly and other hazard warning lights.

I’m still trying to figure out how he managed that one.

True, human talent often comes in very unexpected ways.

I would be torn between trying to help them so they can just go away sooner. And not helping them in order to enjoy the antics as they try to fix the issue.

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:00:43pm

So how much of this Omicron surge is related to people traveling to visit their families at Christmas?

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:04:19pm

re: #220 sagehen

You know, that is an excellent question. I do not think that I have seen any articles on this question. But I suspect that it is a large reason for the infections.

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ckkatz  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:09:13pm

Well, it’s also time for me to head to bed. G’Nite all…

For the Dad joke selection of the evening, we have this:

I like to think that the inventor of the umbrella had intended to call it the brella. But he hesitated…

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:10:49pm

re: #220 sagehen

So how much of this Omicron surge is related to people traveling to visit their families at Christmas?

Two of my coworkers just came back from isolation after both picking up COVID from attending the viewing of a deceased relative. Apparently of 12 attendees, 10 ended up popping positive within a week of the viewing.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:17:25pm

re: #219 ckkatz

True, human talent often comes in very unexpected ways.

I would be torn between trying to help them so they can just go away sooner. And not helping them in order to enjoy the antics as they try to fix the issue.

There’s not much I could do to help them. Even if I had a set of jumper cables (on my “to buy” list), so long as I’m on the clock I’m not allowed to render aid except in cases of emergencies because if something goes wrong then the hotel would be held liable.

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Belafon  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:19:03pm

re: #220 sagehen

So how much of this Omicron surge is related to people traveling to visit their families at Christmas?

Omicron is so transmissable that people are catching it even when they are taking precautions that seemed to be adequate under delta. Even China’s having trouble completely shutting it down.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:21:13pm
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BigPapa  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:24:12pm

Utterly maddening

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:28:09pm

So we can’t say “Nazis are bad”. We can admit the Holocaust happened, but we can’t say it was immoral. Same for Jim Crow.

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:30:27pm

“America’s the greatest country in the world for rising up and ending Nazism!”

“What was so bad about Nazisim?”

“Exactly! Why were we so mad at the Nazis? Hell, some of my best friends are Nazis! We can’t go passing value judgments on a political ideology…unless it’s communism, then it’s evil incarnate and should be wiped from this Earth!”

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 10:33:18pm

How about the Civil War? Can we have an opinion about that? Can we say that trying to tear the country in half, attacking US Army bases, killing hundreds of thousands of US Army personnel, that we disapprove of that?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:03:21pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:07:54pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:08:12pm
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Cheechako  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:15:07pm

SE Alaska weather up date:

There’s been a big change in the last 24 hours. Current temp is 38 F and we’re having a little light rain. Most of the rain today has been light so we haven’t had much flooding…yet. Forecast is for more rain so flooding is still possible

The current conditions of the roads is exciting. Little bit of rain on snow packed, icy streets makes driving an adventure. Slicker than skating rinks…LOL.

We’ve had several businesses (including Fred Meyer) temporarily close due heavy snow blocking drains on their flat roofs. Anyone who wants a job shoveling snow off roofs can demand top dollar pay.

Wife and I are going to stay hunkered down for a few days.

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Cheechako  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:28:15pm

Here’s a photo of one of the icy roads in Juneau:

That’s about as icy as they can get!!

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Targetpractice  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:36:56pm

And in keeping with the theme that Biden’s first term is a replay of Obama’s first term, we now watch the legacy media argue that all of Biden’s accomplishments don’t count because he failed to do them the “right” way.

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sagehen  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:49:55pm

NYC weather forecast:

tonight: low 15º
tomorrow: high 20º
tomorrow night: low 17º
Wednesday: high 38º
Wednesday night: low 32º
thursday: high 41º
thursday night: low 38º

so if I can hang tough at home for 2 days, I’ll be okay. Good thing I have a nice thick quilt to add to my bed tonight.

ETA: wind gusts expected, to give us wind chill about 20º less than thermometer temp.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 10, 2022 • 11:52:26pm
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ericblair  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:02:43am

Apparently the building had over 170 violations including heat.

Again, way to go, New York! Barely out of the starting gate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:32:24am

re: #98 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I can’t imagine not changing the family name when an Adolph Hitler or Benito Mussolini ruins it forever.

James Franco didn’t…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:33:19am

re: #104 Decatur Deb

My Anthro Department had a guy born in 1944, like me. His parents named him Adolph.

I once drove through the German town of Hilter. I joked that at the end of the war they just changed the two middle letters to save having to make all new signs…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:34:48am

re: #116 Dangerman

Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon (R) invoked the anti-Biden phrase “let’s go Brandon” in a campaign ad released on Monday, The Hill reports.

The new safe word for Conservative gay S&M is “Let go, Brandon!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:36:00am

re: #125 Eclectic Cyborg

The South used to have a “tradition” of lynching colored folk.

That argument doesn’t work, Joe.

getyarn.io

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:38:09am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

A baby eel is called an elver

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Dave In Austin  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:41:29am
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Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:44:51am

Well, having just consumed a microwavable cheeseburger for the first time in years, I now remember quite vividly that I swore I would never touch the cursed things ever again in my life.

All I can do now is pray to Zod the food poisoning is quick and painless.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:54:00am

re: #213 sagehen

It’s because they let Angela Merkel retire.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

They decided to let the Free Markets play a bigger role in energy (a policy that predates Merkel but was fully promoted by her party)

And we all know what happens when we get Too Much of a Good Thing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:57:17am

re: #220 sagehen

So how much of this Omicron surge is related to people traveling to visit their families at Christmas?

a contributing factor I’m sure but the main problem is anti-masker, anti-vaxers who ignore all social distancing and safety protocols and continue to visit crowded venues

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 1:00:05am

re: #228 sagehen

So we can’t say “Nazis are bad”. We can admit the Holocaust happened, but we can’t say it was immoral. Same for Jim Crow.

I am against the teaching of Critical Reich theory. Why fixate on death camps and occupation forces when we should instead highlight all the advances made in Autobahns, space technology and pediatric research?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 11, 2022 • 1:12:03am
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 11, 2022 • 1:36:46am

re: #246 Targetpractice

Well, having just consumed a microwavable cheeseburger for the first time in years, I now remember quite vividly that I swore I would never touch the cursed things ever again in my life.

All I can do now is pray to Zod the food poisoning is quick and painless.

There’s also the chance of the worms from the truck stop bathroom sandwich in Futurama.

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Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2022 • 1:43:20am

re: #251 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

There’s also the chance of the worms from the truck stop bathroom sandwich in Futurama.

Yeah, my luck’s nowhere near good enough for that to happen.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 11, 2022 • 2:11:30am

Quiet piano for starting the new day:

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - 12. Kind im Einschlummern




..

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 2:18:06am

re: #239 ericblair

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Apparently the building had over 170 violations including heat.

Again, way to go, New York! Barely out of the starting gate.

at least our new Governor hasn’t pissed us off yet, and she’s had months.

The only thing she’s done that actually got in the papers… to-go cocktails was a pandemic innovation that expired recently, and she’s proposed a law to make it permanent. Yay Kathy!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 2:21:48am

re: #254 sagehen

at least our new Governor hasn’t pissed us off yet, and she’s had months.

The only thing she’s done that actually got in the papers… to-go cocktails was a pandemic innovation that expired recently, and she’s proposed a law to make it permanent. Yay Kathy!

Cocktail and dope delivered right to your door. We need never leave home again…

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Ming5000  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:04:05am

I am sweating, not sure if I would pass.

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Jay C  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:07:45am

Anybody else having problems with the site on their iPads?
For about a week or I’ve noticed LGF getting glitchy after a bit: usually with a normal-length comment thread after not being refreshed: slow reloading, slow/no updates, threads getting hung up, etc.

When I close out and reload in a new (Safari) window, it works nice and brisk, but slows down after about half an hour (unless constantly followed)

Only on the iPad (iOS 15.2): no problems on my iPhone or PC notebook.

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ericblair  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:14:43am

re: #246 Targetpractice

Well, having just consumed a microwavable cheeseburger for the first time in years, I now remember quite vividly that I swore I would never touch the cursed things ever again in my life.

All I can do now is pray to Zod the food poisoning is quick and painless.

“Food poisoning” implies food. Since no actual food products were consumed, you’re fine! Glad I could help.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:23:40am

re: #258 ericblair

“Food poisoning” implies food. Since no actual food products were consumed, you’re fine! Glad I could help.

But poisonous in nature just the same.

Some foods are fine being microwaved (lasagna or chili) but a cheeseburger?

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Ming5000  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:38:39am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But poisonous in nature just the same.

Some foods are fine being microwaved (lasagna or chili) but a cheeseburger?

I have had the frozen cheeseburger from Costco. I don’t recall the brand. I think it took 55 seconds to microwave if you let it thaw in the fridge first.
It was pretty good. With a little mustard it was quite enjoyable. It was not high cuisine but satisfying.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:39:32am

re: #256 Ming5000

I am sweating, not sure if I would pass.

Fun fact: Immediately prior to the Battle of the Bulge, German operatives went behind American lines in an attempt to spread misinformation and discord. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams; Americans implemented strict security measures to try to prove the “American-ness” of the men passing through their areas. A general (can’t remember off the top of my head which one) was briefly detained when he couldn’t remember Mickey Mouse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:41:29am

re: #261 Dopamine Fish

Fun fact: Immediately prior to the Battle of the Bulge, German operatives went behind American lines in an attempt to spread misinformation and discord. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams; Americans implemented strict security measures to try to prove the “American-ness” of the men passing through their areas. A general (can’t remember off the top of my head which one) was briefly detained when he couldn’t remember Mickey Mouse.

I read about another General who was detained because he thought the Chicago Cubs were in the American League.

But some of the operatives blew their cover by asking about the location of “petrol” supplies…

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Dave In Austin  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:43:27am

re: #261 Dopamine Fish

I watched 60Min. On the Richie Boys last week and they spoke of one that was shot at a checkpoint because he was in an American uniform but had a German accent.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:45:00am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #263 Dave In Austin

Needless to say, while the spies’ goal on paper was not achieved (I can’t remember what they were attempting to do, but they all got caught), the disruption caused by these security measures helped their initial attack. Their complete lack of logistics at this stage of the war was just too big of an obstacle to overcome.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:58:37am

Sorry…been asleep the last six or seven hours. Mike Rounds? Nice statement, good on him for calling out the “Big Lie”, but inflation, border, Afghanistan? Isn’t Covid-19 a bigger threat?

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 3:59:00am

He does get plus points for not using Trump’s name though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:07:01am

re: #264 Dopamine Fish

Needless to say, while the spies’ goal on paper was not achieved (I can’t remember what they were attempting to do, but they all got caught), the disruption caused by these security measures helped their initial attack. Their complete lack of logistics at this stage of the war was just too big of an obstacle to overcome.

The whole German plan was based on capturing US supply dumps at Spa, Liége and eventually Antwerp. It failed and they had to scuttle their tanks and walk back to their lines.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:23:22am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:30:05am

re: #209 ckkatz

“Ding Dong Ditch” involves ringing a doorbell and then running away before the homeowner can answer.

Way too much effort, now you can troll people from the comfort of your couch.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:31:50am

re: #268 Dopamine Fish

If only their body cams had caught the Snorlax they were trying to apprehend they would have been cleared of wrong doing.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:34:57am

re: #270 darthstar

If only their body cams had caught the Snorlax they were trying to apprehend they would have been cleared of wrong doing.

I’m sure that Snorlax’s crimes were much bigger than the criming the robbers were up to.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:38:39am

re: #261 Dopamine Fish

Fun fact: Immediately prior to the Battle of the Bulge, German operatives went behind American lines in an attempt to spread misinformation and discord. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams; Americans implemented strict security measures to try to prove the “American-ness” of the men passing through their areas. A general (can’t remember off the top of my head which one) was briefly detained when he couldn’t remember Mickey Mouse.

Or the number three (I get all my history lessons from the movies)

Inglourious Basterds bar scene

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:41:55am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I read about another General who was detained because he thought the Chicago Cubs were in the American League.

But some of the operatives blew their cover by asking about the location of “petrol” supplies…

In one of the Die Hard movies, the terrorists were disguised as NYPD. Their uniforms were perfect, they had the accent right… but Bruce Willis caught on when one of them told him to take the lift down to the car park.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:52:25am

re: #273 sagehen

In one of the Die Hard movies, the terrorists were disguised as NYPD. Their uniforms were perfect, they had the accent right… but Bruce Willis caught on when one of them told him to take the lift down to the car park.

Die Hard with a Vengeance.

He was in the elevator with a bunch of the terrorists/thieves, and he asked them what numbers they played in the lottery.

He knew cops always played their badge numbers. None of them knew the numbers.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 4:59:22am

Manchin is inventing history to support continued filibuster practice, even though the Founders never contemplated it, and the current format was put in place to thwart the Civil Rights movement, and the current rules date back to 1975… in other words, it’s not supportable by anything Manchin actually says.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:06:37am

Didn’t pay any attention last night but I see Georgia stomped on Alabama. I’m hardly a big Georgia fan but as with the Cowgirls, any day Alabama loses is a good day all around. So congrats Dawgs, when I get home from work I’ll lift a shot to your success.

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jeffreyw  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:06:59am

Good morning!

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:08:30am

NYC public school attendance is down to 70%, when a pre-covid regular attendance day was 90% or higher. Some schools are seeing massive drops in attendance, and schools are finding it hard to get staff or substitutes to handle all the absences.

The next few weeks are going to be bad, and people who are talking about going remote and criticizing going remote ignore that we should do so on a limited basis. No one is talking about going remote for the remainder of the year.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:12:33am

Good Morning from SoCal. New consulting job starts at 7:00am so that gets me up before 5. Come on coffee!

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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:14:27am

re: #277 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

a couple of years ago i installed the chrome extension Make America Kittens Again
(h/t anymouse)

it replaces most images of tfg with kittens
so I dont have to see his pathetic mug

sometimes around here it’s hard to tell if the extension’s in play or it’s just, you know, kittens

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Dave In Austin  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:18:31am
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:19:30am

re: #231 Patricia Kayden

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Ingesting guano?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:26:51am

Huh.

Mystery Surrounds FAA Order To Halt All West Coast Air Traffic After North Korean Missile Launch

On the afternoon of January 10, 2021, at around 2:30 PM PST, the FAA issued a ground stop order to all planes, at least in the western United States. The temporary pause on all movements to and from airports included aviators being ordered to land and lasted roughly between seven and 20 minutes before it was lifted and services returned to normal. There has so far been no explanation given for this action. In this vacuum of information, some are connecting the highly peculiar event to another ballistic missile test launch out of North Korea, the second in less than a week, that traveled 435 miles from its launch point, impacting relatively far out into the sea of Japan.
thedrive.com
One pilot flying into Yuma told The War Zone they were alerted to what controllers called a “national ground stop” and ordered to land before it was lifted. On a Reddit/ATC thread, controllers were discussing the puzzling ground stop, which appears to have been contained to just the western United States. Some commented that they had not seen anything like it since 9/11. There was also an image that supposedly shows the flight slips with the ground stop orders on them that our friend @OSINTTechnical has reposted, as you can see below. We cannot confirm their authenticity at this time.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:27:34am

re: #256 Ming5000

I am sweating, not sure if I would pass.

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A Russian bot might know the miracle on ice answer.

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jeffreyw  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:33:48am

re: #280 Dangerman

a couple of years ago i installed the chrome extension Make America Kittens Again
(h/t anymouse)

it replaces most images of tfg with kittens
so I dont have to see his pathetic mug

sometimes around here it’s hard to tell if the extension’s in play or it’s just, you know, kittens

I had that extension, it was kinda hit or miss.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:38:59am

When people claim vaccinations don’t stop transmission, the evidence suggests the opposite - it reduces transmission. Combined with masking, and you can stop transmission.

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:44:27am

After flaming out miserably yesterday at wordle on my first ever game, today I got it in three. It helps when the first word you put in has no matches.

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Ming5000  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:47:55am

re: #287 Egregious Philbin

3 is good.
My second time I got 4. I regret that I still made an error too.
Maybe tomorrow will be better

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:55:37am

re: #286 lawhawk

When people claim vaccinations don’t stop transmission, the evidence suggests the opposite - it reduces transmission. Combined with masking, and you can stop transmission.

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Anyone know what a CT value is?

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:58:43am

re: #289 Belafon

Anyone know what a CT value is?

I had to go and look it up, but it stands for “cycle threshold” and indicates how many times the machine had to go over the sample to positively identify viral material. A lower CT implies a higher viral load, as the test didn’t have to run as long to come back positive.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 11, 2022 • 5:58:48am
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:01:33am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:02:05am

re: #292 Belafon

That design looks amazing! I can’t wait to get one.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:04:11am

Meth users can recycle their urine to make more meth…

pinknews.co.uk

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Ming5000  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:04:27am

re: #293 Dopamine Fish

I am remembering that I have not handled cash in….. it might be a year.
And, only a few times in two years

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:04:45am

re: #275 lawhawk

Manchin is inventing history to support continued filibuster practice, even though the Founders never contemplated it, and the current format was put in place to thwart the Civil Rights movement, and the current rules date back to 1975… in other words, it’s not supportable by anything Manchin actually says.

I am certain that he is aware of that, he just needs a talking point.

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Mattand  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:07:36am

re: #295 Ming5000

I am remembering that I have not handled cash in….. it might be a year.
And, only a few times in two years

Outside of buying some soft pretzels a few weeks back, my only cash wrangling has just been for buying the occasional lottery ticket. The vast majority of my non-online payments has been with my watch.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:08:44am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:11:59am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:16:53am

re: #286 lawhawk

When people claim vaccinations don’t stop transmission, the evidence suggests the opposite - it reduces transmission. Combined with masking, and you can stop transmission.

Meanwhile, Tucker is telling his sheeple that the booster actually increases the risk of infection as he leads them to slaughter. You have to give Tucker credit though; he has killed more Nazis than anyone since 1945.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:17:34am

re: #299 No Malarkey!

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b.d.  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:17:50am

re: #298 Belafon

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God, enough of being scared of what McConnell will do. Governing in fear of a bully bullying is not governing.

DO SOMETHING YA WHIMPS!

/rant off

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:20:15am

re: #301 lawhawk

We don’t have as many horses and bayonets as we did in 1861!!!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:21:40am

re: #301 lawhawk

I guarantee you there was at least twice as much factual information provided in Biden’s press conferences, however.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:25:21am

re: #295 Ming5000

I am remembering that I have not handled cash in….. it might be a year.
And, only a few times in two years

re: #295 Ming5000

I am remembering that I have not handled cash in….. it might be a year.
And, only a few times in two years

I guess we’re all unintentionally “hoarding” coins. I still see signs at stores asking customers to bring coins for payment the next time they visit.

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mmmirele  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:26:13am

re: #92 William Lewis

Bigger issue is recreating the vaccine from them if, for example, an archeological dig starts an outbreak among people young enough to have never been vaccinated.

Uhm, that’s one of the plot points of Connie Willis’ “Doomsday Book.” BTW, I saw you chew out one of my Twitter acquaintances last night. Good job. She’s been going completely unhinged from the left and I’ve just about had enough.

ETA: I’m sitting at my desk and my view is to the southwest out my window. I don’t know how many times I wondered if my window would be blown out by a nuclear blast at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport, which is that direction. (Before I started working from home, my employer’s campus was 3 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor and I wondered if that was close enough to get vaporized by a nuclear strike, because I didn’t want to live through a nuclear war.)

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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:28:11am

re: #284 Eventual Carrion

A Russian bot might know the miracle on ice answer.

They probably have another excuse name for it

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Mattand  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:29:02am

re: #301 lawhawk

Do better. Start by stopping magic balance fairy BS.

I have to admit, I was always confused by the Chris Cizzila hate here. I would stumble over one of his pieces at CNN on occasion and not really get what all the LGF venom was about.

I’m guessing now, based on the stuff on this post, is he has a Magic Balance Fairy fetish that undoes his other stuff? ‘Cause dinging Biden for not holding the same number of press conferences as Trump, when most of Trump’s were insane shit shows, is some primo herp-derp.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:31:06am

Under Clinton we had a booming economy and a budget surplus. But all we remember about him is blowjobs.

Under Obama, we had an economy that went from recession to full recovery but all we remember about him is tan suits and grey mustard.

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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:32:16am

re: #297 Mattand

Outside of buying some soft pretzels a few weeks back, my only cash wrangling has just been for buying the occasional lottery ticket. The vast majority of my non-online payments has been with my watch.

I bought groceries with my watch
now I gotta buy another watch

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Mattand  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:33:21am

re: #310 Dangerman

I bought groceries with my watch
now I gotta buy another watch

LOL, took me a second on that one.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:33:45am

re: #306 mmmirele

Sorry to not be more subtle, but I know exactly what you mean.

Once upon a time I joined the Army after having been very active in the Peace Movement in the early 80s. I expected Ronnie RayGun to start WWIII and I figured I’d rather die fighting than twitching from fallout induced radiation poisoning.

Likewise, I’ve been TwitFighting with a Bernie bro who hates that I call myself socialist but don’t support his God Emperor.

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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:39:24am
Amending Missouri’s open records law to permit government agencies to withhold more information from the public — and charge more for any records that are turned over — is among Gov. Mike Parson’s (R) priorities for the 2022 legislative session,” the Missouri Independent reports.

The “show me” State, my ass

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:52:24am

re: #313 Dangerman

The “show me” State, my ass

Show me your papers.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 11, 2022 • 6:58:29am

re: #312 William Lewis

Sorry to not be more subtle, but I know exactly what you mean.

Once upon a time I joined the Army after having been very active in the Peace Movement in the early 80s. I expected Ronnie RayGun to start WWIII and I figured I’d rather die fighting that twitching from fallout induced radiation poisoning.

Likewise, I’ve been TwitFighting with a Bernie bro who hates that I call myself socialist but don’t support his God Emperor.

Simply an opinion, and probably of equal value to a Republican advising the Democrats on what to do, but I think the progressive wing needs to find a new or different leader than Bernie. And drop the cult-like worship of their figurehead as well since the authoritarian vibe it contains is disturbing and generally the anti-thesis of a lot of their message.

I tried to corner the pro-Bernie friend of mine once on why he’s pro-Bernie. And it boils down to that he’s a social liberal with a serious distaste for standard politics and has a solid “pox on both their houses” view towards the GOP and Democrats. So he sort of wants the “pie in the sky” stuff without paying much attention to the necessary sausage-making and taking what can be gotten in the current climate. (He is *not* far enough in the weed to vote 3rd party. He understands what the threat of Trump and GOP is.)

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:04:09am

An interesting tidbit of news regarding one of the UK’s most well-known missing persons cases:

Two men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a teenager who went missing 15 years ago.

Andrew Gosden, from Doncaster, was last seen on 14 September 2007, aged 14.

Two men, aged 38 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking in London. Both have since been released under investigation.

The older man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, South Yorkshire Police said.

Both men were arrested on 8 December with the assistance of officers from the Metropolitan Police.

Det Insp Andy Knowles, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Our priority at this time is supporting Andrew’s family while we work through this new line of inquiry in the investigation.

bbc.com

Long story short, Gosden went missing in 2007 after ditching school, withdrawing some cash (£200, IIRC) from his bank account and buying a one-way train ticket to London, which is 155 miles from his home. He was last seen on CCTV leaving King’s Cross station and he’s never been seen or heard from since. Seems like there’s been a break in the case, hopefully.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:04:50am

re: #277 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:05:24am

Even the governorship doesn’t keep the GOP from basically running Wisconsin like a dictatorship. They just straight up own the state and do as they please, and will probably be rewarded outrageously for that as usual.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:06:21am

re: #292 Belafon

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:09:19am

re: #315 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Pst… AOC

:D

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:09:57am

re: #302 b.d. (The war is over)

God, enough of being scared of what McConnell will do. Governing in fear of a bully bullying is not governing.

DO SOMETHING YA WHIMPS!

/rant off

You mean Manchin, right? Possibly Sinema.

What do you think Schumer should do?

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:10:54am

So, Wallensky’s quote was taken out of context. GMA cut out the lead in for time, when that was essential to understanding what she was talking about.

Figures.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:11:38am

re: #318 Citizen K

Even the governorship doesn’t keep the GOP from basically running Wisconsin like a dictatorship. They just straight up own the state and do as they please, and will probably be rewarded outrageously for that as usual.

I just wish someone knew what to DO about it. Aside from voting the bastards out, which clearly the hicks over in Wisconsin have no intention of doing, there’s no third-party enforcement mechanism to sit the Republicans down and say, “Do your goddamn jobs or get tossed.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:11:53am

re: #320 William Lewis

Pst… AOC

:D

Probably a reasonable choice. But that shift has not happened.

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:11:59am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Under Clinton we had a booming economy and a budget surplus. But all we remember about him is blowjobs.

Under Obama, we had an economy that went from recession to full recovery but all we remember about him is tan suits and grey mustard.

and arugula.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:13:58am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:14:07am

re: #323 Dopamine Fish

I just wish someone knew what to DO about it. Aside from voting the bastards out, which clearly the hicks over in Wisconsin have no intention of doing, there’s no third-party enforcement mechanism to sit the Republicans down and say, “Do your goddamn jobs or get tossed.”

Getting tossed is what the voters should be doing if their elected servants are not doing the job.

So I guess this means sufficient numbers of voters in Wisconsin are apathetic, purposefully ignorant, or approving of these activities.

Much as the voters as a whole in the country are causing a lot of self-inflicted damage on the country.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:14:20am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:14:43am
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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:14:59am

re: #322 lawhawk

Charles Gaba also points out that had Wallensky stopped at the top level - that the vaccinations are highly effective, that would have been great. She then dug into the comorbidities of those who died despite being vaccinated, and that’s the part that media highlighted, rather than the overwhelming effectiveness of the vaccinations.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:15:41am

re: #324 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Probably a reasonable choice. But that shift has not happened.

Oh, I know but this old socialist thinks she’s our best bet since Mike Harrington died. I’ve never liked Bernie no matter how much we agreed on specific issues. AOC, OTOH, has a better grasp on the practicalities of how to work in the system and get shit done. I actually hope that she stays in the house and eventually becomes Speaker.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:15:59am

Amazon Fresh deliveries are available again today, but showing no slots for tomorrow in my ZIP. Yesterday they listed no delivery times at all.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:16:37am

re: #327 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Getting tossed is what the voters should be doing if their elected servants are not doing the job.

So I guess this means sufficient numbers of voters in Wisconsin are apathetic, purposefully ignorant, or approving of these activities.

Much as the voters as a whole in the country are causing a lot of self-inflicted damage on the country.

I agree, and part of the problem is that the gamesmanship that these assholes play with the rules allows them to keep on doing what they’re doing, for longer than they should be allowed to do so. By all rights, at this point, the GOP should be fully out of power in most places, and especially at the federal level.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:19:58am

I had a hankering for a slice of pizza for about four days. (Have generally been avoiding pizza for the past few years due to the carb hit.) Yesterday I finally decided to hit the pizza joint a few blocks away to get a slice for lunch.

Went in. 6-7 employees (including an elderly gentlemen who I assume possibly was original owner who has handed running the place to an offspring) including who I assume was a delivery driver. 1-2 customers in the place as well waiting for orders or eating.

Not a single mask in sight.

I just asked for a menu and then left.

I’ll pick up a frozen one at the grocery as an alternative.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:20:27am

re: #271 Dopamine Fish

I’m sure that Snorlax’s crimes were much bigger than the criming the robbers were up to.

Awesome. I woke up at 4…posted that comment around 4:30, then Eartha got into my armpit so I closed the lid and went back to sleep for 2 1/2 hours.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:20:44am
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:22:43am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:23:16am

re: #336 Belafon

The Czech government’s already laying out plans to do just that, most likely sometime this spring or early summer. They’ve indicated they’ll abandon the vaccine passports while they’re at it, at least for domestic use.

Basically, “Meh, we’re all gonna get it, so that’s that.”

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:24:01am
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:25:07am
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:25:26am

And, finally, this would actually be the entire GOP platform:

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b.d.  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:25:52am

re: #321 Belafon

You mean Manchin, right? Possibly Sinema.

What do you think Schumer should do?

There are pointless partisan logjams on everything to Ambassadorships on up. Most of these would pass easily if it weren’t for republican threats.

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Mattand  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:28:33am

re: #334 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I had a hankering for a slice of pizza for about four days. (Have generally been avoiding pizza for the past few years due to the carb hit.) Yesterday I finally decided to hit the pizza joint a few blocks away to get a slice for lunch.

Went in. 6-7 employees (including an elderly gentlemen who I assume possibly was original owner who has handed running the place to an offspring) including who I assume was a delivery driver. 1-2 customers in the place as well waiting for orders or eating.

Not a single mask in sight.

I just asked for a menu and then left.

I’ll pick up a frozen one at the grocery as an alternative.

There’s a place up the road from me that we went to a month or so after the pandemic started. One of those independent joints that changes hands every nine months. Now it’s a Panchero’s.

Anyways, I stop in there because I figure “Hey, support the little guy and what not.” Four people in there: me, another customer, the clerk, and an elderly gentleman I assumed to be the owner.

Everyone but the elderly gentleman is masked. Dude is hanging back and being friendly, but he has the unmistakeable smug grin on his face of The Guy Who Knows The Pandemic is Just The Flu And I’m Not Wearing a Mask Because Tyranny. Just smiling and nodding at everyone coming.

Stopped going in shortly after that. Fuck you, asshole.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:29:03am

re: #342 b.d. (Twitter Isn’t The Real World)

There are pointless partisan logjams on everything to Ambassadorships on up. Most of these would pass easily if it weren’t for republican threats.

And changing those rules requires all 48 Democrats and two Independents to vote together to change the rules. I’m just wondering how to get Manchin to stop acting like Manchin.

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:29:59am

re: #323 Dopamine Fish

I just wish someone knew what to DO about it. Aside from voting the bastards out, which clearly the hicks over in Wisconsin have no intention of doing, there’s no third-party enforcement mechanism to sit the Republicans down and say, “Do your goddamn jobs or get tossed.”

The main problem is that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has elected justices, and currently has a conservative majority, despite SC elections supposedly being ‘non partisan’ (as in not by party nomination). So barring the replacement of one of the conservative justices on the court, the GOP basically holds court in everything except the Governorship, which they’ve wholly defanged until the next time the GOP wins the seat, by which they’ll decide that the executive branch deserves more power because Calvinball rules.

And we notably have a USSC about to give the GOP all the unicorns it ever wanted, so….yeah.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:35:28am

re: #340 Belafon

Highly vaccinated NYC metro area and NYS is seeing surge in people testing positive, but hospitalizations remain at about half the first wave high, which shows value of vaccinations. If everyone vaccinated and masked, we’d be able to contain this and return to normal faster.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:36:12am

re: #323 Dopamine Fish

I just wish someone knew what to DO about it. Aside from voting the bastards out, which clearly the hicks over in Wisconsin have no intention of doing, there’s no third-party enforcement mechanism to sit the Republicans down and say, “Do your goddamn jobs or get tossed.”

It’s not just the “hicks”. Please note that the last several cycles every statewide election has gone Democrat and only the extreme gerrymandering of my state has kept the Genocidal GOP in power. That’s why we’re fighting so hard against the GGOP in that in regard to the new census. And do not make the mistake of forgetting how important having a good governor is here since they do not have enough votes to override a veto and we have a line-item budget veto.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:36:16am

re: #345 Citizen K

This is going back to the developing theme in American politics that literally everything must be political. There really is no such thing as a “non-partisan” sphere anymore. Republicans, especially, have fused their personal identity with their political one to such an extent that judges, who should be judging based on the law and not based on their personal ideology, are instead appointed or elected based on how they conform to standard political talking points. Or at least, conservative judges are; judges appointed or elected by Democrats tend to be people who do the job as presented, which is why we are seeing such asymmetry in the partisan-ness of court decisions.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:40:43am

A Southern Idaho good morning Lizards. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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A Cranky One  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:48:12am

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:48:57am

re: #350 A Cranky One

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Hmm. Sorta like they ate an apple… ;)

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A Cranky One  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:50:50am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:51:11am

re: #314 Barefoot Grin

Show me your papers.

Show me where he touched you…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:53:54am

re: #332 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Amazon Fresh deliveries are available again today, but showing no slots for tomorrow in my ZIP. Yesterday they listed no delivery times at all.

I expect this will go on for the next 45 days or so.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:54:02am

re: #343 Mattand

There’s a place up the road from me that we went to a month or so after the pandemic started. One of those independent joints that changes hands every nine months. Now it’s a Panchero’s.

Anyways, I stop in there because I figure “Hey, support the little guy and what not.” Four people in there: me, another customer, the clerk, and an elderly gentleman I assumed to be the owner.

Everyone but the elderly gentleman is masked. Dude is hanging back and being friendly, but he has the unmistakeable smug grin on his face of The Guy Who Knows The Pandemic is Just The Flu And I’m Not Wearing a Mask Because Tyranny. Just smiling and nodding at everyone coming.

Stopped going in shortly after that. Fuck you, asshole.

Mail him a letter telling him that and also mention the money lost by being a dick head.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:56:01am

re: #329 The Pie Overlord!

welcome to Republican America, where you can drink piss but you can’t teach children that Nazis are bad. what in actual fuck is wrong with these people

Yes, but what if some of the kids’ parents are actual Nazis? Sending a schoolchild home with information that Nazis are bad people would tear families apart and cause massive psychological damage and emotional hurt.

We cannot allow schools to do that, it is almost like, well, Communism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 7:57:56am

re: #344 Belafon

And changing those rules requires all 48 Democrats and two Independents to vote together to change the rules. I’m just wondering how to get Manchin to stop acting like Manchin.

Can’t Biden promise him some sort of juicy defense contract or something?

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:01:44am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can’t Biden promise him some sort of juicy defense contract or something?

I wonder if there is an Ambassadorship he’d fall for? That’s gotten several asshats out of the way in the past…

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:03:17am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can’t Biden promise him some sort of juicy defense contract or something?

From what I’ve read, the administration and Dem colleagues have been trying to do what they can to actually get him to budge. Let him draw up a compromise, threaten and bully pulpit him, offer him juicy pork to get in his good graces, etc. The problem is that by Manchin’s own admission, he doesn’t want to see anything done. He’s happy where things are now and refuses to budge, and his status as vote #49/50 means he absolutely knows he represents the tipping point. He sees himself as having all the leverage so what’s the point in not lording it over the Dem establishment because it gives him basically all the power. He is a negotiation brick wall because he doesn’t actually seem to want anything.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:04:50am

re: #359 Citizen K

From what I’ve read, the administration and Dem colleagues have been trying to do what they can to actually get him to budge. Let him draw up a compromise, threaten and bully pulpit him, offer him juicy pork to get in his good graces, etc. The problem is that by Manchin’s own admission, he doesn’t want to see anything done. He’s happy where things are now and refuses to budge, and his status as vote #49/50 means he absolutely knows he represents the tipping point. He sees himself as having all the leverage so what’s the point in not lording it over the Dem establishment because it gives him basically all the power. He is a negotiation brick wall because he doesn’t actually seem to want anything.

This is it. It is a power trip. He doesn’t ever want to let go of that.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:05:51am

re: #358 William Lewis

I wonder if there is an Ambassadorship he’d fall for? That’s gotten several asshats out of the way in the past…

And then he does get replaced with a Republican, who won’t allow any judges to be confirmed.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:08:52am

re: #361 Belafon

And then he does get replaced with a Republican, who won’t allow any judges to be confirmed.

Thing is I wonder if knowing we are dealing with an enemy is easier that thinking we are dealing with an ally… ?

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:09:21am

re: #340 Belafon

I had MSNBC on last night when I was cleaning a couple of Dungeness crabs to make crab cakes (they were good…recipe to follow). Joy Reid had some woman on who wasn’t getting vaccinated because she already had Covid…twice. No, that wasn’t stupid enough…she gave the woman 10 minutes of air time to argue with herself and some other pro-vaccine woman about getting the shot. I looked at my wife and said, “Imagine how many people out there are going to resist getting vaccinated because they think that idiot has a valid point.”

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:11:07am

re: #362 William Lewis

Thing is I wonder if knowing we are dealing with an enemy is easier that thinking we are dealing with an ally… ?

It depends. We only know so much of the sausage making going on in the backgrounds. But I know how the DC press would end up covering things if Dems tried negotiating with Manchin in an overt adversarial way, and we’ve seen how powerful media perception is in crafting the electorate’s perception, especially when it means something bad for Dems.

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:13:06am

The Fauci/luaP dnaR fight going on in the Senate hearing on MSNBC right now is… something.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:13:10am

Truth.

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BigPapa  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:14:10am

In a hat tip to Gonzo Journalism, I’m going to refer to James Dild’O’Keefe as Dildo Journalism.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:14:59am

re: #363 darthstar

Crap…forgot to post the recipe. Spent the last half hour trying to free up space on my google drive (75GB of 15GB used)…finally decided it was easier to pay 99 bucks for 2TB a year and not think about it for a while.

Crab cakes:
2 decent sized Dungeness crabs (gave me about 12 ounces of crab meat)
4 oz raw shrimp (I used wild Argentinian from Costco)
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt, pepper, a little lemon zest, squeeze of lemon juice and Sunny Paris seasoning (dried shallot, chive, etc.)
pulse shrimp about a dozen times to get ‘em pasty. Add cream and crab and pulse together - cream and shrimp will bind the crab - no bread crumbs, eggs, mayo needed -
form patties and place on a plastic wrap lined plate in fridge for a half hour before cooking.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:16:42am
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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:18:24am

re: #358 William Lewis

I wonder if there is an Ambassadorship he’d fall for? That’s gotten several asshats out of the way in the past…

If they pry him out of his seat, he’ll be replaced by a Republican.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:18:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:21:15am

re: #371 The Pie Overlord!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:21:44am
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:24:18am

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

May I ask how he ruined Paul? Did he bring in Paul’s neighbor?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:26:06am
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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:27:05am

As always though, perception is god, and look at who creates perception (all while pretending they’re shackled, SHACKLED I SAY!, by what the conventional perception is to report how they do).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:30:03am

re: #376 Citizen K

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As always though, perception is god, and look at who creates perception (all while pretending they’re shackled, SHACKLED I SAY!, by what the conventional perception is to report how they do).

Like they were SHACKLED to an empty podium waiting for Trump to arrive while Hillary was giving a speech on improving employment opportunities for the handicapped?

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:32:52am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like they were SHACKLED to an empty podium waiting for Trump to arrive while Hillary was giving a speech on improving employment opportunities for the handicapped?

Exactly! They had no choice, don’t you see? They can only report where the narrative leads them, it’s not like they control what the narrative is, it just pops up from the ether!

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BigPapa  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:34:35am

So that’s why Dildo Journalist O’Keefe’s Veritas dropped the Fauci video last night. Coordinated with St Petersburg, of course.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:38:42am

re: #378 Citizen K

Exactly! They had no choice, don’t you see? They can only report where the narrative leads them, it’s not like they control what the narrative is, it just pops up from the ether!

It is floated on the Internet until it develops legs of its own and of course, since #trendingontwitter is a news item in and of itself, then they HAVE to report on it.

especially since getting an unpaid intern to mine the web for news stories is so much more cost-effective than paying an investigative journalist.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:39:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:43:42am

re: #381 jaunte

When it comes down to personal threats, one can no longer ignore or dismiss this level of toxic idiocy.

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lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:44:53am
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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:45:02am

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:45:10am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t know how anyone can listen to Rand Paul without coming away with the understanding that he is a completely toxic personality.

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A Cranky One  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:46:12am

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:46:40am

re: #385 jaunte

I don’t know how anyone can listen to Rand Paul without coming away with the understanding that he is a completely toxic personality.

People with toxic personalities find it endearing.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:46:43am

re: #368 darthstar

Crap…forgot to post the recipe. Spent the last half hour trying to free up space on my google drive (75GB of 15GB used)…finally decided it was easier to pay 99 bucks for 2TB a year and not think about it for a while.

Crab cakes:
2 decent sized Dungeness crabs (gave me about 12 ounces of crab meat)
4 oz raw shrimp (I used wild Argentinian from Costco)
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt, pepper, a little lemon zest, squeeze of lemon juice and Sunny Paris seasoning (dried shallot, chive, etc.)
pulse shrimp about a dozen times to get ‘em pasty. Add cream and crab and pulse together - cream and shrimp will bind the crab - no bread crumbs, eggs, mayo needed -
form patties and place on a plastic wrap lined plate in fridge for a half hour before cooking

Make that with an East Coast blue crab and you got yourself good food. You west coasters are missing out on real crab. Sorry, just a fact.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:47:52am
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Mike Lamb  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:49:18am

re: #235 Cheechako

Here’s a photo of one of the icy roads in Juneau:

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That’s about as icy as they can get!!

“Road”.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:49:36am

Presented without comment. I have comorbidities.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:50:04am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:51:03am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

The chyron is really bugging me. We’ve been TRYING to help EVERYBODY. THEY’RE the ones that are politicizing everything.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:51:54am

Republicans super hyped for their show trial. But they don’t want the witness to talk.

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BigPapa  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:53:08am

re: #388 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Make that with an East Coast blue crab and you got yourself good food. You west coasters are missing out on real crab. Sorry, just a fact.

Yeah, I’m tired of the Pineapple on Pizza Y/N Wars too. Let’s enjoin some fresh Ultra Violence. With a spritz of lemon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:53:11am

re: #394 jaunte

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:54:17am

re: #385 jaunte

I don’t know how anyone can listen to Rand Paul without coming away with the understanding that he is a completely toxic personality.

The only tactic they can use is to drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:56:15am

re: #397 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“You must agree with my conspiracy theory and/or be killed by a rando I inspired.”

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:56:43am

“Rando” takes on a new meaning.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:57:57am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 8:58:34am

“Who is the Head Coach of this virus?”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:00:07am

re: #368 darthstar

Crap…forgot to post the recipe. Spent the last half hour trying to free up space on my google drive (75GB of 15GB used)…finally decided it was easier to pay 99 bucks for 2TB a year and not think about it for a while.

Crab cakes:
2 decent sized Dungeness crabs (gave me about 12 ounces of crab meat)
4 oz raw shrimp (I used wild Argentinian from Costco)
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt, pepper, a little lemon zest, squeeze of lemon juice and Sunny Paris seasoning (dried shallot, chive, etc.)
pulse shrimp about a dozen times to get ‘em pasty. Add cream and crab and pulse together - cream and shrimp will bind the crab - no bread crumbs, eggs, mayo needed -
form patties and place on a plastic wrap lined plate in fridge for a half hour before cooking.

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Interesting method. I am surprised they hold together. Imma gonna try that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:02:58am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When it comes down to personal threats, one can no longer ignore or dismiss this level of toxic idiocy.

And it’s not just Fauci, it’s doctors, nurses, other healthcare providers…people giving shots. It’s insane and should be illegal.

404
Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:05:17am

re: #370 sagehen

If they pry him out of his seat, he’ll be replaced by a Republican.

The difference is starting to become academic.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:06:53am

re: #404 Decatur Deb

The difference is starting to become academic.

He’s still voting for Biden’s nominees. And he did vote for the recovery act and the infrastructure bill.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:07:57am

This is an easy version of one of my very favorite meals:

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:08:28am

re: #404 Decatur Deb

The difference is starting to become academic.

Agreed. As I said, is it easier to work with a known enemy or with an alleged ally?

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:09:04am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:10:19am

re: #407 William Lewis

Agreed. As I said, is it easier to work with a known enemy or with an alleged ally?

His shtick has lost its novelty.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:11:56am

re: #405 Belafon

He’s still voting for Biden’s nominees. And he did vote for the recovery act and the infrastructure bill.

But how long will that continue if he decides that helping American’s threatens his Maserati or his Yacht?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t inherently think either are bad - if my father does sell the farm, I might be tempted to get a Ferrari Roma with my inheritance so I certainly can respect his auto choice. But there is a limit in the long run and I think the Democratic Party is running up against that limit just like the limit in a calculus equation.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:17:26am

re: #410 William Lewis

But how long will that continue if he decides that helping American’s threatens his Maserati or his Yacht?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t inherently think either are bad - if my father does sell the farm, I might be tempted to get a Ferrari Roma with my inheritance so I certainly can respect his auto choice. But there is a limit in the long run and I think the Democratic Party is running up against that limit just like the limit in a calculus equation.

All true. But we’re stuck with him at the moment because otherwise Mitch gets to be in charge. We’re that thin. And until we get voters to really understand that, we’re going to be stuck having to deal with his crap.

And, given the way that our party is made up, I suspect that, if we gain two seats in the Senate, there’s a third “moderate” waiting to be the thorn in our side.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:18:41am

re: #395 BigPapa

Yeah, I’m tired of the Pineapple on Pizza Y/N Wars too. Let’s enjoin some fresh Ultra Violence. With a spritz of lemon.

Vinegar and Old Bay.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:22:00am
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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:22:27am

Ted Cruz continues to support the insurrection.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:26:18am

re: #414 jaunte

Ted Cruz continues to support the insurrection.

Ted is where we should first invoke the 14th amendment.

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:26:38am

re: #404 Decatur Deb

The difference is starting to become academic.

no, it’s not.

Chuck Schumer controls the calendar. Mitch McConnell does not.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:28:48am

re: #416 sagehen

no, it’s not.

Chuck Schumer controls the calendar. Mitch McConnell does not.

Ten months to mid-terms, and it’s time to stop looking hapless.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:28:59am

re: #413 jaunte

So Ray Epps is the man responsible for the violence?

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:29:13am

“…Rand Paul should be censored for his vile, politically motivated absurdities, which are designed for nothing but soundbites on Fox.

The fact that his political fundraising is leading to death threats from insane REPUBLICANS? Now Rand Paul can’t pretend he doesn’t know it. We all do, and he does too.”
crooksandliars.com

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:29:44am

re: #417 Decatur Deb

Ten months to mid-terms, and it’s time to stop looking hapless.

There’s also who chairs the committees and decides what hearings to hold.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:32:53am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:33:39am

Watched the clips of rand and Dr. Fauci. I don’t know how the good Dr. does not tell rand to fuck off. I couldn’t do it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:34:51am

re: #408 jaunte

I can see Manchin sinking any nominees by Biden were there to be a vacancy.

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:36:34am

40 judges have been confirmed (circuit and appellate courts)

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:37:14am

re: #414 jaunte

Ted Cruz continues to support the insurrection.

More than 1 year later, no Republican Congress terrorist enablers and co-conspirators have been arrested or let alone be sentenced to prison.

Rest assured, within a few months after a Republican takes control of the White House in Jan. 2025, several Democratic leaders will be arrested, paraded in front of cameras, be put on kangaroo court trial, and sentenced to death …unless they confess their “crimes”.

Even more reporters and editors will also be arrested for Sedition “anti-American” charges and also disappeared or put on show trial.

Twitter, FB, and other social media outlets will be forced to open up their services to even the most heinous racists and violence-touting right wing terror organizations or senior officers will be arrested and also put on trial.

This IS what will happen. Lots and lots of people are in denial. Just like those who thought Republicans could never stage a coup or one year later, publicly support it fully.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:37:16am

re: #423 GlutenFreeJesus

I can see Manchin sinking any nominees by Biden were there to be a vacancy.

I can’t. I can see him stonewalling some specific nominees, maybe, depending on how he feels they’ll treat certain issues, but he’s generally on board with the day-to-day operations of the Democratic agenda.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:38:43am

re: #417 Decatur Deb

Ten months to mid-terms, and it’s time to stop looking hapless.

I’m curious what that means considering Biden has gotten more major bills passed in his first year than most presidents do in a term.

Manchin and Sinema suck. But “he hasn’t won the next fight” is not how we’re going to be able to keep governing.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:54:46am

I understand the persistence of the defeatism. I really do. The Republican Party is hopelessly corrupt and evil, and they’re just getting away with it because a large number of Americans are also corrupt and evil. And I, myself, have occasional bouts where I’m feeling defeated and parroting the doom-and-gloom lines. But I’m on the fightin’ side of the pendulum right now; I’m not beaten yet, no sirree. Nothing’s over until it’s over. The Justice Department has made it clear that they’re not done yet, and the same is true of the January 6 Commission. The midterms aren’t decided yet. The gerrymandered maps are bad, yes, but they’re not so spectacularly bad as to end all hope. I, for one, plan to keep riding this ride to the bitter end, because This. Is. My. HOME. And I won’t give up on it.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:56:14am

Tammy Baldwin making a noble effort to remind Rs in the room that they have a duty to the country, not just their political careers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:58:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 9:59:38am
432
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:03:25am
433
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:03:40am

re: #428 Dopamine Fish

I understand the persistence of the defeatism. I really do. The Republican Party is hopelessly corrupt and evil, and they’re just getting away with it because a large number of Americans are also corrupt and evil.

A large share also unaware, clueless or actively ignore it, being convinced that things are the same on both sides of the aisle.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:04:26am

re: #418 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So Ray Epps is the man responsible for the violence?

Who?

435
jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:04:40am

Following the example of Trump in conducting biological warfare:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:04:48am

re: #428 Dopamine Fish

I understand the persistence of the defeatism. I really do. The Republican Party is hopelessly corrupt and evil, and they’re just getting away with it because a large number of Americans are also corrupt and evil. And I, myself, have occasional bouts where I’m feeling defeated and parroting the doom-and-gloom lines. But I’m on the fightin’ side of the pendulum right now; I’m not beaten yet, no sirree. Nothing’s over until it’s over. The Justice Department has made it clear that they’re not done yet, and the same is true of the January 6 Commission. The midterms aren’t decided yet. The gerrymandered maps are bad, yes, but they’re not so spectacularly bad as to end all hope. I, for one, plan to keep riding this ride to the bitter end, because This. Is. My. HOME. And I won’t give up on it.

I will never stop voting. And if necessary, will March again if this pandemic ever slows down.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:06:04am

re: #427 Belafon

I’m curious what that means considering Biden has gotten more major bills passed in his first year than most presidents do in a term.

Manchin and Sinema suck. But “he hasn’t won the next fight” is not how we’re going to be able to keep governing.

Electoral politics is a battle of perceptions. Our presentation would be improved by a few heads on pikes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:07:12am

re: #434 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who?

A MAGAt from Arizona who incited protesters on the evening of the riots but was NOT arrested - because there is no evidence of him having entered the capitol.

So the CT Ted Cruz was pushing is that he is an undercover FBI agent.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:07:30am

re: #428 Dopamine Fish

. I, for one, plan to keep riding this ride to the bitter end, because This. Is. My. HOME. And I won’t give up on it.

Dude, so far as it goes, I agree completely. I think that the place we go separate ways is that I do expect it to go south after the next election and that there will be, at best, a level of terrorism and violence on the level of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. This will happen Irregardless of the nominal winner of the next election. The fascists will push violence to either give them an illegitimate victory or to reenforce a stolen victory.

I may well end up dead or in prison in the next couple of years because I will be actively fighting for my family and friends and that won’t go over well in that situation. But I’m still the same person who carried a rifle for this nation in the 80’s when I vowed to defend the constitution. I can’t see doing otherwise now.

Hope this makes some sense.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:08:56am

re: #437 Decatur Deb

Electoral politics is a battle of perceptions. Our presentation would be improved by a few heads on pikes.

I am afraid there is no way to defeat these people without descending to their level.

They know that, too and exploit the hesitancy of their opponents, seeing it as a weakness.

441
jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:09:04am

Living long enough to get an education is a good priority.

442
William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:09:31am

re: #437 Decatur Deb

Electoral politics is a battle of perceptions. Our presentation would be improved by a few heads on pikes.

Amen.

443
Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:09:42am

re: #439 William Lewis

I think it CAN go south. I think it PROBABLY will go south. I’m not sold on the stance that it WILL. In the event that it does, well, shit. Time to dig deep and figure out what else I can do.

444
sagehen  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:11:12am

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

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reminder: the 50 D Senators represent 40 million more constituents than the 50 R Senators.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:12:54am

re: #444 sagehen

reminder: the 50 D Senators represent 40 million more constituents than the 50 R Senators.

That’s not a feel-good story.

446
lawhawk  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:14:12am

re: #441 jaunte

Brooklyn Tech is one of the most elite high schools in the nation, not just NYC. These are the kids that end up going to elite universities, get jobs in high tech, medicine, etc. They have every right to worry about their health.

447
DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:14:40am
448
Eventual Carrion  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:14:44am

re: #444 sagehen

reminder: the 50 D Senators represent 40 million more constituents than the 50 R Senators.

But the 50 R’s represent more land, cattle and sheep. So there is that.

449
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:16:47am

re: #446 lawhawk

Brooklyn Tech is one of the most elite high schools in the nation, not just NYC. These are the kids that end up going to elite universities, get jobs in high tech, medicine, etc. They have every right to worry about their health.

And probably educated enough to tell the difference between BS and reality.

450
Decatur Deb  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:16:52am

re: #446 lawhawk

Brooklyn Tech is one of the most elite high schools in the nation, not just NYC. These are the kids that end up going to elite universities, get jobs in high tech, medicine, etc. They have every right to worry about their health.

If your Alabama HS has “Tech” in its name, you have a big future in driveway repair.

451
William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:16:56am

re: #443 Dopamine Fish

I think it CAN go south. I think it PROBABLY will go south. I’m not sold on the stance that it WILL. In the event that it does, well, shit. Time to dig deep and figure out what else I can do.

As I said, that’s where we differ; I’ve already move into the place that expects it to go south.

To me? Arm yourself. Create a “Cell” of two close friends who also know 2 close friends that _YOU_ don’t know. Put together a bugout bag and have a way to contact the members of your cell. It’s ironic but this is scary accurate…

Talking Heads perform “Life During Wartime” at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

And yeah, be ready to die to protect the innocent. Because they won’t.

452
Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:18:09am

re: #451 William Lewis

I can’t have a gun in the house. I’m one of the ones who is dependent on others for my safety. If things go that far south, well.

453
William Lewis  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:21:03am

re: #452 Dopamine Fish

I can’t have a gun in the house. I’m one of the ones who is dependent on others for my safety. If things go that far south, well.

With my sons issues, I understand that all too well. That said?

If it comes to that, bring yourself and your family to wherever I am. I would be honored to be your defense as long as I can.

454
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:24:09am

re: #287 Egregious Philbin

After flaming out miserably yesterday at wordle on my first ever game, today I got it in three. It helps when the first word you put in has no matches.

It should have taken me 3, but it took 4 because I didn’t think the information from step 2 carefully enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:24:44am

re: #441 jaunte

Living long enough to get an education is a good priority.

We have had a long time to make preparations for sending schoolkids back to a safe situation: extra teaching and support staff, expanded facilities, safety equipment and protocols in place, but that was not the point.

The point was to just get the kids back to their daytime babysitters.

456
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:26:47am

re: #444 sagehen

reminder: the 50 D Senators represent 40 million more constituents than the 50 R Senators.

And don’t forget the situation in the house: Ohio, with 16 Congressional districts, voted 56% GOP to 44% Democrat. That might seem like it should split up to 9-7 or 10-6 for the GOP.

They control 12 seats.

457
Sherlock Hound  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:31:03am

re: #453 William Lewis

With my sons issues, I understand that all too well. That said?

If it comes to that, bring yourself and your family to wherever I am. I would be honored to be your defense as long as I can.

I hope you can continue to live for your—our—country.

458
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:34:28am

re: #306 mmmirele

Uhm, that’s one of the plot points of Connie Willis’ “Doomsday Book.” BTW, I saw you chew out one of my Twitter acquaintances last night. Good job. She’s been going completely unhinged from the left and I’ve just about had enough.
……

It’s people like her who got us Bush 43 in 1980 and Trump in 2016. They will be responsible for the end of democracy in this nation, all while blaming those who don’t worship Bernie.

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Dangerman  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:36:51am

re: #441 jaunte

Living long enough to get an education is a good priority.

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Do you think they walked out cause there was math?

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:39:37am

re: #459 Dangerman

Do you think they walked out cause there was math?

Maybe, but at least they were told there would be math.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2022 • 10:40:03am

re: #318 Citizen K

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Even the governorship doesn’t keep the GOP from basically running Wisconsin like a dictatorship. They just straight up own the state and do as they please, and will probably be rewarded outrageously for that as usual.

Another state where gerrymandering and voter suppression has turned a purple state into an ungovernable one with the GOP holds control because it runs the legislature, even though more voters vote Democratic.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 11, 2022 • 11:09:17am

re: #456 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And don’t forget the situation in the house: Ohio, with 16 Congressional districts, voted 56% GOP to 44% Democrat. That might seem like it should split up to 9-7 or 10-6 for the GOP.

They control 12 seats.

Ohio has a lot of land, cows and sheep also.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2022 • 11:24:49am

re: #459 Dangerman

That would be my reason, but likely not theirs.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 11, 2022 • 11:51:28am

re: #425 Florida Panhandler

More than 1 year later, no Republican Congress terrorist enablers and co-conspirators have been arrested or let alone be sentenced to prison.

Rest assured, within a few months after a Republican takes control of the White House in Jan. 2025, several Democratic leaders will be arrested, paraded in front of cameras, be put on kangaroo court trial, and sentenced to death …unless they confess their “crimes”.

Even more reporters and editors will also be arrested for Sedition “anti-American” charges and also disappeared or put on show trial.

Twitter, FB, and other social media outlets will be forced to open up their services to even the most heinous racists and violence-touting right wing terror organizations or senior officers will be arrested and also put on trial.

This IS what will happen. Lots and lots of people are in denial. Just like those who thought Republicans could never stage a coup or one year later, publicly support it fully.

The thread is dead, but I have to add one little word: bullshit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2022 • 11:59:41am

re: #458 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s people like her who got us Bush 43 in 1980 and Trump in 2016. They will be responsible for the end of democracy in this nation, all while blaming those who don’t worship Bernie.

Boy — I’ve been doing badly today! It’s 2000, not 1980, for Bush 43. And I’ve been posting without reading my words which has led to some scrambled syntax!

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2022 • 12:05:11pm

re: #388 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Make that with an East Coast blue crab and you got yourself good food. You west coasters are missing out on real crab. Sorry, just a fact.

Them’s fightin’ words.


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