Colbert: Dr. Fauci Rips Rand Paul Over “Fire Dr. Fauci” Fundraiser, Calls Sen. Marshall a Moron on Hot Mic

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The Republican Party is pro-COVID and anti-science, and they keep proving it every chance they get.

The nation’s leading infectious disease expert clashed with senators at a hearing today, taking Sen. Rand Paul to task over his questionable fundraising tactics and referring to Sen. Roger Marshall as “a moron” in a candid moment caught on tape. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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ericblair  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:23:10am

Useful distillation of the pro-filibuster position: if we got rid of the filibuster, elections could change what Congress passes, and that’s bad because the system is currently nicely wired for GOP priorities.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:24:20am

re: #1 ericblair

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Useful distillation of the pro-filibuster position: if we got rid of the filibuster, elections could change what Congress passes, and that’s bad because the system is currently nicely wired for GOP priorities.

When people say, “Elections have consequences,” they don’t mean THEY should suffer the consequences.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:26:27am

Dr. Fauci, evil, elitist hateful liberal. Ron Paul: patriot and victim of abuse.

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:28:22am

re: #1 ericblair

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Useful distillation of the pro-filibuster position: if we got rid of the filibuster, elections could change what Congress passes, and that’s bad because the system is currently nicely wired for GOP priorities.

Sadly, the best ally Repubs have had in maintaining the right-leaning state of the Senate has been “moderate” Dems like Manchin and Sinema who talk about how the filibuster keeps things “bipartisan” and inspires “debate” while ominously talking about how Repubs will just pass whatever they want if they win back the majority.

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Thanos  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:43:04am

The moron is from my deep red state of kansas.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:43:35am
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:45:48am

re: #4 Targetpractice

Sadly, the best ally Repubs have had in maintaining the right-leaning state of the Senate has been “moderate” Dems like Manchin and Sinema who talk about how the filibuster keeps things “bipartisan” and inspires “debate” while ominously talking about how Repubs will just pass whatever they want if they win back the majority.

Debate means make your points to the body and try to sway/influence how other Senators are gonna vote on something.

THEN you hold the vote and the result is the result. you were persuasive or you werent.

What happens here is there is no debate.
everything simply gets blocked and stalled with no one having to say anything

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:45:55am

Does the five second rule still apply?

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:50:42am

re: #7 Dangerman

Debate means make your points to the body and try to sway/influence how other Senators are gonna vote on something.

THEN you hold the vote and the result is the result. you were persuasive or you werent.

What happens here is there is no debate.
everything simply gets blocked and stalled with no one having to say anything

And that’s what makes Manchin’s whole “tradition” bit such bullshit, that the modern filibuster is not Jimmy Stewart standing up before Congress to talk as long as he possibly can, it’s a staffer passing a memo to the Majority Leader says “filibuster” and then the bill languishing until either the majority party feels they’ve the votes to move the bill forward or it dies a quiet death without a minute of debate.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:52:11am
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Alephnaught  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:55:28am

From a Twitter account parodying the former UK Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke, except that it doesn’t sound that much of a stretch these days.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:58:26am

re: #10 jaunte

So in other words, he was right, and you’re an anti-democratic asshole. Well, thanks for confirming what we all already knew.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:58:54am

re: #10 jaunte

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:59:08am

In a weird, twisted ‘reversal’ of reading a text ‘in the voice of’ another—- when I saw the text of ‘moran’ attributed to Fauci, I read it as the text that precedes so many of the tweets that Backwoods_Sleuth posts.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:59:37am

re: #9 Targetpractice

And that’s what makes Manchin’s whole “tradition” bit such bullshit, that the modern filibuster is not Jimmy Stewart standing up before Congress to talk as long as he possibly can, it’s a staffer passing a memo to the Majority Leader says “filibuster” and then the bill languishing until either the majority party feels they’ve the votes to move the bill forward or it dies a quiet death without a minute of debate.

I may be parsing too much here

Manchin said: “We need some good rules changes to make the place work better. But getting rid of the filibuster doesn’t make it work better.”

So no to getting rid of the filibuster.
But some kind of change is necessary

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:00:33am

re: #10 jaunte

“Better angels of our nature”?

Good lord, has Mcconnell hired former Hallmark movie writers or something?

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:03:36am

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

“Better angels of our nature”?

Good lord, has Mcconnell hired former Hallmark movie writers or something?

McConnell is Lucy van pelt

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:13:57am

re: #15 Dangerman

I may be parsing too much here

Manchin said: “We need some good rules changes to make the place work better. But getting rid of the filibuster doesn’t make it work better.”

So no to getting rid of the filibuster.
But some kind of change is necessary

Nothing he’s done in the past year indicates that any such noises are made in anything but bad faith. The man says he’s open to changing the rules until the leadership actually starts to make moves in that direction, and then he changes his mind and insists that the rules are cool as they are.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:14:25am

BI picked a nice end-of-the-road photo for their article on Gaetz girlfriend talking to the grand jury.

The party’s over.
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:19:57am

re: #19 Punish Domestic Terrorists

BI picked a nice end-of-the-road photo for their article on Gaetz girlfriend talking to the grand jury.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:22:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:23:23am
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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:25:04am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We all know the reality is that in DC, “bipartisan” means “Repubs get 99.95% of what they want and ‘negotiate’ on the other .05%.”

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:29:19am

re: #7 Dangerman

Debate means make your points to the body and try to sway/influence how other Senators are gonna vote on something.

THEN you hold the vote and the result is the result. you were persuasive or you werent.

What happens here is there is no debate.
everything simply gets blocked and stalled with no one having to say anything

I keep thinking of the liberum veto in Poland… and what happened to Poland in the 18th century because of it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:30:11am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because Republicans would never do ANYTHING “on a partisan basis” (cough - Amy Coney Barrett - cough).

Shut the fuck up, old man.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:31:22am

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Because Republicans would never do ANYTHING “on a partisan basis” (cough - Amy Coney Barrett - cough).

Shut the fuck up, old man.

The thing is, the rank and file don’t see this as hypocrisy. They see Republicans being partisan as “fighting for the cause of justice and righteousness,” and Democrats trying to force bipartisanship or nonpartisanship as “cheap political theater”.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:34:10am

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

“Better angels of our nature”?

Good lord, has Mcconnell hired former Hallmark movie writers or something?

Plagiarizing Lincoln, actually.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:34:24am
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:34:56am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Change the rules
Not break the rules

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:36:11am

re: #26 Dopamine Fish

The thing is, the rank and file don’t see this as hypocrisy. They see Republicans being partisan as “fighting for the cause of justice and righteousness,” and Democrats trying to force bipartisanship or nonpartisanship as “cheap political theater”.

Seriously. This is what they think 1/6 was about.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:37:41am

re: #27 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Plagiarizing Lincoln, actually.

That almost makes it worse.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:39:43am

re: #28 Dread Pirate Ron

You know, if anti-vaxxers start getting high, it might actually help a few things.

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Jay C  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:42:23am

re: #26 Dopamine Fish

The thing is, the rank and file don’t see this as hypocrisy. They see Republicans being partisan as “fighting for the cause of justice and righteousness,” and Democrats trying to force bipartisanship or nonpartisanship as “cheap political theater”.

Not to mention the other corollary, that Democrats being partisan is bad because they are un-American/anti-American/Communistic[insert favorite epithet] - would-be “tyrants”. GOPers, of course, being Just Plain Folks….

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:42:25am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:42:38am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:44:01am

Tech Dude Rips off ‘Wordle’, angers Internet.

Apple has since delisted the app in question from its App Store, though the article notes other clones are still available on there.

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Thanos  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:46:10am

Federalization of Federal elections — that sounds like a great thing to me.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:46:41am

re: #37 Thanos

Seems natural.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:48:54am

Variety’s moderators seem to have a screw loose.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:49:48am

Well, I just took a look at the California covid dashboard and statewide, cases are still rising, and the rate of rise is still rising. However, the rate of positive tests seems to have begin to level off in the last week or so (not showing in the seven-day averages yet). The state sometimes has to update these numbers after the fact, so let’s postpone the dancing in the streets (which is no fun while masked anyway), but it is a hopeful sign.

Also, in bay area counties, which are strict about masking and highly vaccinated (percentage vaccinated, unfortunately, is by zip code, so if you want it go get it yourself), the rate of new cases per hundred thousand is plummeting. Also preliminary data, but it might actually not represent an approaching train. We may hope.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:53:01am

re: #39 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Variety’s moderators seem to have a screw loose.

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All I can say is WTAF. (The hormone changes after an abortion, natural or induced, produce depression, not elevation of mood.)

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:53:15am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:55:50am

re: #41 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

All I can say is WTAF. (The hormone changes after an abortion, natural or induced, produce depression, not elevation of mood.)

It’s probably from a Conservative rube who’s sure of a lot of things that are not real.

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:57:01am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

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Basically the last argument the GQP have at this point is “IF THEY DO AWAY WITH THE FILIBUSTER, MAJORITY RULE WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN!!!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:00:07pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:00:38pm

This dude is a certified nutter. Someone seriously needs to do a wellness check on him.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:02:14pm

re: #46 Dopamine Fish

This dude is a certified nutter. Someone seriously needs to do a wellness check on him.

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So he’s saying that almost four times as many people as actually voted cast fraudulent ballots. Dude…

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:02:38pm

re: #47 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

So he’s saying that almost four times as many people as actually voted cast fraudulent ballots. Dude…

Hey, you know the Republican motto: Vote early, vote often.///

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:04:05pm

This! THIS! MORE OF THIS!

Democrats gave Republicans a taste of their own medicine during a judicial confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Dick Durbin held the hearing for Andre Mathis, a nominee by President Joe Biden for an appeals court seat that has historically been designated for a candidate from Tennessee, over the objection of the state’s two GOP senators, reported Roll Call.

A long-standing committee tradition known as “blue slips” traditionally given home-state senators more influence over the nomination, but Republicans used that to block some of Barack Obama’s nominees if senators didn’t return the actual slips of paper — and then ended the practice during Donald Trump’s presidency.

*snip*

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, one of Tennessee’s two senators, along with fellow Republican Bill Hagerty, complained about the maneuver being used against the GOP.

“I do recognize the president’s constitutional prerogative to nominate individuals of his choosing to serve on the federal judiciary, but we in this Senate have a crucial constitutional role to play as well,” Blackburn said. “The White House communicated with my office a total of two times on this nomination.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:04:16pm
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:05:29pm
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:05:50pm

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

Hey, you know the Republican motto: Vote early, vote often.///

“…we regret to inform you that 180 million ballots have been lost.”

Also, above should be twice as many, not four times. Including infants and minor children who by definition vote fraudulently if they vote at all.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:07:11pm

re: #52 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

“…we regret to inform you that 180 million ballots have been lost.”

Also, above should be twice as many, not four times. Including infants and minor children who by definition vote fraudulently if they vote at all.

I’m guessing he thinks he’s saying he has enough evidence to arrest everyone in the United States; from a purely implementational perspective, I’m not sure how that’s going to work. Who’s going to arrest the arresting officers, for one thing?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:08:28pm

re: #53 Dopamine Fish

I’m guessing he thinks he’s saying he has enough evidence to arrest everyone in the United States; from a purely implementational perspective, I’m not sure how that’s going to work. Who’s going to arrest the arresting officers, for one thing?

And is he going to arrest himself?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:10:50pm

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No Malarkey!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:11:01pm
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Jay C  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:12:07pm

re: #53 Dopamine Fish

I’m guessing he thinks he’s saying he has enough evidence to arrest everyone in the United States; from a purely implementational perspective, I’m not sure how that’s going to work. Who’s going to arrest the arresting officers, for one thing?

Probably not an issue for Mr. Pillowhead: he just assumes that Trump will be “ installed” as absolute ruler and issue a blanket arrest warrant for everybody (else) in the country…

Nut.

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Thanos  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:14:10pm

re: #51 lawhawk

Eurofascist troll says what?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:14:35pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Somehow I guessed it almost right the first line.

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ericblair  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:18:50pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Somehow I guessed it almost right the first line.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:19:03pm

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects appeal by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to block his deposition. He has been sued to produced records of a 2020 election audit he ordered. news.yahoo.com

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:19:49pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Somehow I guessed it almost right the first line.

I, on the other hand, wasted two guesses and just barely got it in 6.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:21:33pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Wordle 207 2/6

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Bravo!

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Jay C  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:21:50pm

re: #58 Thanos

Eurofascist troll says what?

And what they DON’T say, of course, is that that RMH (in Vancouver) has already stated that they are trying to find an alternative place for the juvenile leukemia patient…

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Jay C  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:22:30pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Somehow I guessed it almost right the first line.

Good going! Took me five guesses today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:27:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:27:50pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:28:28pm

re: #10 jaunte

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No Malarkey!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:33:07pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:35:57pm

re: #51 lawhawk

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The people who will constantly tell you that there is no need for government support for the poor/indigent because charities can take care of those people are also the ones who are first in line to swear up a storm when a charity says their help is based upon following the rules.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:38:21pm
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:41:26pm

re: #71 No Malarkey!

This is a gerrymander of the state legislature blocked by the State’s highest court. This is good news.

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:43:20pm

If I had a son with leukemia, even if I wasn’t depending upon a charity to give me FREE HOUSING while my kid was in the hospital, I’d still insist upon taking every precaution to protect his health including getting vaccinated and insisting upon masking and sanitation around him. If anything, I’d be pissed that RMH was allowing unvaccinated parents around my kid day in and day out than I would about “MUH FREEDUMBS!!!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:46:18pm

Okay, so how do I try this Wordle thing?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:46:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:47:09pm

re: #74 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay, so how do I try this Wordle thing?

powerlanguage.co.uk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:50:12pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:51:27pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, trust me Li’l Marco, they’re not afraid to donate. Certainly not with the way you fuckers have been robbing them blind with deceptive tactics to get them locked into recurring “donations.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:51:47pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:51:51pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dogs are higher in the food chain. Cats are higher in the toy chain.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:52:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:53:56pm

good luck with that

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:54:10pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m usually pretty good with word games.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:54:26pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

True story - while Bill Clinton was president, I had a bumper sticker that read “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Republican” on my car. I never used to lock the car when I went places like the supermarket.
After one supermarket shopping trip, I returned to find a note INSIDE MY CAR with a right wing screed about Whitewater, the Clintons cashing in illegally, etc which ended YOU DAMN DEMOCRAT.
I took that sticker off immediately and started locking my car.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:55:47pm
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:55:57pm

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

Quite the example of taxpayers throwing millions at companies to create jobs and businesses, and the companies doing nothing of the sort. The state didn’t have a clawback provision when the original incentives were extended to this company, so they’re now trying to claw it back because the company basically took the money and ran.

But yeah, it’s child care tax credit folks we have to worry about.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:56:32pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:57:53pm

From the #FAFO files:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:58:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 12:59:57pm

re: #86 lawhawk

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:00:08pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fox is ready to jump into Clinton Alien Baby territory if it keeps their viewers addicted.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:02:56pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

They just love the idea of beating Hilary again.

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:04:31pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m so old, I remember when Biden was supposed to drop out before the 2020 convention and Hillary would be nominated in his place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:09:25pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:10:50pm

Envy of None

New Alex Lifeson project.

90’s NIN meets Mazzy Star to my ears.

Envy Of None - Liar (Official Lyric Video) from debut album Envy Of None

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:12:01pm

Remember that lawyer who was told to stay on the Cyber Ninjas case by the judge, and when he presented his case against sanctions, he proved himself to be a real asshole? Well, guess what - he’s a real asshole.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:12:44pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:17:51pm

re: #96 Dopamine Fish

Remember that lawyer who was told to stay on the Cyber Ninjas case by the judge, and when he presented his case against sanctions, he proved himself to be a real asshole? Well, guess what - he’s a real asshole.

Apparently, only Republican judges can preside over cases involving Republicans. Oh- but wait- Republican judges can preside over everyone.

Asshole. This guy can just go and get his dick bent.

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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:19:33pm

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg

They just love the idea of beating Hilary again.

Nah, this is Faux going “SQUIRREL!!!” They don’t really believe Hillary’s gonna run in 2024, but their viewers might be starting to nod off for their mid-afternoon naps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:19:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:20:52pm
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danarchy  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:21:45pm

re: #98 Florida Panhandler

Apparently, only Republican judges can preside over cases involving Republicans. Oh- but wait- Republican judges can preside over everyone.

Asshole. This guy can just go and get his dick bent.

Not for nothing but if I was told to work without pay I’d be a little ticked off too. I haven’t really been following the case and have no idea who this guy is, and he may be a huge asshole, but I am not sure why the judge has the authority to force him to continue working the case unless the court is picking up the costs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:25:38pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:25:40pm

re: #102 danarchy

Not for nothing but if I was told to work without pay I’d be a little ticked off too. I haven’t really been following the case and have no idea who this guy is, and he may be a huge asshole, but I am not sure why the judge has the authority to force him to continue working the case unless the court is picking up the costs.

Well, it’s not Judges fault the lawyers client is refusing to pay him.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:27:11pm

Hooked on the keyboard’s clues. Better than memory.
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:28:16pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:28:33pm

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, it’s not Judges fault the lawyers client is refusing to pay him.

This, plus, even if you are mad about it, the solution is NOT going to be, “piss off the judge really bad.” The judge is just trying to ensure that the case gets resolved, by ensuring that the litigants can’t play games like, “My lawyer just got dismissed, we’re going to have to delay for weeks while I find new representation and get them up to speed.” If the lawyer is upset about having to work for free, maybe he should just get the damn information the judge asked him to provide and then he can be allowed to get off the case.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:29:59pm
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Citizen K  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:30:05pm
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:30:27pm

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, it’s not Judges fault the lawyers client is refusing to pay him.

also apparently no other lawyer is willing to substitute in
(shocking, i know)

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:30:27pm

re: #109 Citizen K

Wait, what the FUCK

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:31:47pm

re: #109 Citizen K

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mcconnell’s ‘better angels’ my ass

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Citizen K  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:32:21pm

re: #111 Dopamine Fish

Wait, what the FUCK

Texas public officials can no longer promote voting by mail (but anyone else can)

It’s a new year and there are new voter laws in place for Texas elections in 2022.

It’s now illegal for public officials in Texas to promote voting by mail. So, independent voting rights advocates will likely try to spread the word. Grace Chimene is the president of the League of Women Voters of Texas.

“They can put the information on their website — that is not illegal. What they can’t do is say, ‘Would you like to vote by mail?’ They can’t offer (it) when they’re out registering voters. They can’t give people an application to vote by mail,” said Chimene.

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

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:34:48pm

meanwhile in Kentucky

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:35:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:37:29pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:38:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:39:39pm

JFC

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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:39:48pm

re: #42 HRH Stanley Sea

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:41:50pm

re: #112 Dangerman

They’re trying to outlaw thoughtcrime.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:41:56pm
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Citizen K  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:41:59pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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So they’re not allowed to require vaccines, but they WILL be required to provide ivermectin even if it will not just not treat COVID but will be an active detriment to the patient’s health. Certainly a functional society.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:44:11pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

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darthstar  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:46:31pm

Oh yeah…Matt Gaetz’ ex girlfriend worked out a deal and has been testifying before the Grand Jury…Fucker’s going down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:46:32pm
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Captain Magic  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:48:06pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s Lindell going to create: The Prison States of America?

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:48:31pm

re: #123 Citizen K

So they’re not allowed to require vaccines, but they WILL be required to provide ivermectin even if it will not just not treat COVID but will be an active detriment to the patient’s health. Certainly a functional society.

first, do no harm

do i have to add, “and dont participate in people ignorantly harming themselves’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:49:16pm

someone else unclear on how things actually work in a courtroom:

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:50:36pm
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darthstar  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:52:19pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Prescription instructions: Flush two tablets down the toilet every morning until gone. Do not ingest. No refills.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:53:10pm
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darthstar  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:53:23pm

re: #130 jaunte

McCarthy’s got nobody to put in his place. Cawthorn? Greene? Boebert?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:53:41pm
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:54:00pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nah, you’re all reading this wrong

Mike Lindell has never been more confident about his plan to overturn the 2020 election: “We have enough evidence to put everyone in prison for life, 300 and some million people.” Is he planning to imprison basically the entire US population?

you have to use the gorsuch rule from last week when when the court released a ‘revised’ transcript:

The original, uncorrected transcript quotes Gorsuch as saying he believes the flu kills “hundreds of thousands of people every year.”

On Monday, however, the Supreme Court’s press office issued a corrected transcript showing that Gorsuch actually said he believes the flu kills “hundreds, thousands of people every year.”

so

“We have enough evidence to put everyone in prison for life, 300 and some million people.”

actually means 300 people plus ‘some’ million - ie a few million or so

so say 3,000,300 ‘or so’

See? completely explainable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:55:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:56:10pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:58:13pm

re: #102 danarchy

Not for nothing but if I was told to work without pay I’d be a little ticked off too. I haven’t really been following the case and have no idea who this guy is, and he may be a huge asshole, but I am not sure why the judge has the authority to force him to continue working the case unless the court is picking up the costs.

If the firm took the case without a sufficient retainer and payment schedule, then that’s on them. And if he took the case pro bono, which his law firm boasts about online, then he’s got even less reason to whine about poverty to the judge. Besides, at this point, I imagine the court has reason to believe that he’s totally aware of his client’s actions and is deliberately lying (even if by omission) to the court.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:58:42pm

re: #135 Dangerman

You suddenly look just like your avatar.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:58:58pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 1:59:48pm

“Messages Between The Houses” Thread:
Here’s some interesting maneuvering around the filibuster on the Voting Rights act:

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:00:21pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:01:18pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:03:38pm

re: #142 jaunte

Ohhhhh, shit.

I like this idea!

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:04:23pm

re: #144 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope there isn’t some even wonkier method to stop it.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:04:48pm

re: #142 jaunte

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Manchin stands in the doorway: “Nope, you can’t get it past me, I’m too tall.”

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aatharuv  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:11:07pm

re: #142 jaunte

I read through the entire thread and found this:

It seems like it’s not a guaranteed mechanism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:12:24pm

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WWMT) — COVID-19 hospitalizations are again breaking records in Michigan.

Muskegon Mercy Health set up a warming tent outside of the emergency room that could serve as a waiting room in periods of high-patient volume.

“The tent will only be in operation during times of highest volumes and as the need arises, and will not be in use overnight. At this time, our emergency department will not be permitting visitors,” said a spokesperson for Muskegon Mercy Health.

Capacity was at 100% this week according to the hospital, which included 140% capacity in the intensive care unit. Bronson Healthcare in western Michigan said it was also near full capacity.

Mercy Health Hospital officials estimated that 70% to 80% of the COVID patients were unvaccinated against the virus and filled up almost every ventilator.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:12:43pm

re: #141 jaunte

“Messages Between The Houses” Thread:
Here’s some interesting maneuvering around the filibuster on the Voting Rights act:

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so not ‘break the rules’ as grassley said

now let the R senators argue against using senate rules that are already there

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:13:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:16:20pm
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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:17:15pm

re: #150 Dread Pirate Ron

Take a look at the way they make the numbers confusing in the second bullet:

The overall line of duty deaths are up 55%

Ambush-style murders of police officers are up more than 300% from 6% in 2020, to 19% in 2021

Last year there was a 93% jump in officers being struck and killed while outside their vehicles

COVID, contracted in the line of duty, accounted for the most officer deaths: 301

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:17:39pm

re: #149 Dangerman

so not ‘break the rules’ as grassley said

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now let the R senators argue against using senate rules that are already there

They will.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:20:04pm

McConnell is already making threats.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:21:00pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:21:07pm

re: #150 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]COVID, contracted in the line of duty, accounted for the most officer deaths: 301

i get the idea, but c’mon

‘line of duty’ is doing an awful lot of heavy lifting

nothing in the story says how they know where specifically each of the 301 people contracted it

even if it was ‘on the clock’, did they get it from being in a car with a partner, or maybe at lunch or in the station

did they mask, distance (where possible), get the vax, etc?

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EPR-radar  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:21:23pm

re: #154 jaunte

The Senate is broken because of the filibuster. So ending the filibuster is fixing it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:22:15pm

re: #150 Dread Pirate Ron

Two-thirds of deceased health care workers for whom the project has data identified as people of color, revealing the deep inequities tied to race, ethnicity and economic status in America’s health care workforce. Lower-paid workers who handled everyday patient care, including nurses, support staff and nursing home employees, were far more likely to die in the pandemic than physicians were.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:22:38pm

re: #153 jaunte

They will.

they do know how to pivot and squirm

it’s easy when you dont have a spine

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:23:04pm

re: #157 EPR-radar

The Senate is broken because of the filibuster. So ending the filibuster is fixing it.

The Senate is broken because it’s an antidemocratic institution. I don’t think it’s fixable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:23:28pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:23:51pm

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

A bad copy of the House of Lords we don’t need.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:24:41pm

re: #154 jaunte

McConnell is already making threats.

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like i said now using the senate rules is breaking the senate.

- merrick garland
- amy conan the barbaran

fuck mitch

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:26:06pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:26:45pm

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Senate is broken because it’s an antidemocratic institution. I don’t think it’s fixable.

Too true. But ending the filibuster sure would help.

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aatharuv  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:29:03pm

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Senate is broken because it’s an antidemocratic institution. I don’t think it’s fixable.

The Senate is broken not just because of the filibuster, and not because it’s anti-democratic, but because:

1) It allows a minority not to block or stall things, with no way of overriding it. Countries which have an anti-democratic upper house, tend to have a way for bills to be passed ultimately e.g. multiple time-delayed attempts to pass a bill, or forcing both houses to sit together and vote together are two examples.

2) It allows a minority of the country to impose its will on the majority due to the massive population imbalance between states — much greater than it was at the time the constitution was written — from 10x population difference to 70x population difference.

3) It has far too much power — Judicial appointments, Diplomatic Appointments, Cabinet members, _many_ more appointments.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:30:39pm

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Senate is broken because it’s an antidemocratic institution. I don’t think it’s fixable.

that’s part of it.
the other is that the R’s have checked out and make no apology for it.
they’re proud of it.

the business of politics is complicated.
the goal is to negotiate agreements between groups with different interests with the object of finding a common way forward. the r’s don’t want to participate.

At present only the democrats buy into this premise.

the republicans do not market any notion of democratic participatory ‘politics’.
they trade in authoritarian and dictatorial power, domination, and force of will.

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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:33:49pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

someone else unclear on how things actually work in a courtroom:

Or a hospital!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:38:00pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jay C  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:48:04pm

re: #149 Dangerman

so not ‘break the rules’ as grassley said

now let the R senators argue against using senate rules that are already there

Interesting maneuver there: Mitch McConnell has been around the Senate a long time, but the again, so has Chuck Schumer: it’s nice, for a change, to see someone other than a Republican leverage arcane parliamentary procedures to overcome reflexive oppositionalism. Hopefully it will work.

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:50:13pm
“Democratic leaders have found a mechanism to enable them to bypass an initial Republican filibuster and debate the party’s sweeping elections reform bills,” Axios reports.

“The strategy is the latest example of how Democrats are seeking new ways to try to bypass Senate procedures that are blocking their agenda. But the ultimate outcome will likely be the same: insufficient support to change the 60-vote threshold needed to pass sweeping voting rights reforms.”

“This wonky process is similar to the strategy Congress used last month to quickly take up and eventually pass a debt limit increase and avoid a default.”

note two things

- no one complained last month (last paragraph)

- this doesn’t magically get the legislation passed, or change the # of votes needed.
all this does is open it up for debate

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:52:54pm

re: #86 lawhawk

Quite the example of taxpayers throwing millions at companies to create jobs and businesses, and the companies doing nothing of the sort. The state didn’t have a clawback provision when the original incentives were extended to this company, so they’re now trying to claw it back because the company basically took the money and ran.

But yeah, it’s child care tax credit folks we have to worry about.

Foxconn in WI…

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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:54:54pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 2:56:31pm
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:03:22pm

time to rustle up some dinner

brown rice
black beans
scallions
sauteed onions and zucchini
mozzarella pearls
avocado

a feast

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:10:24pm

Get ready to buy a condo in Adventure Towers!

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:11:54pm

Every ordinance impacts someone’s profit. This is just a blueprint for eliminating government oversight.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:15:24pm

“…The Claremont Institute, once a little-known think tank often confused with the liberal-arts college of the same name, has emerged as a driving force in the conservative movement’s crusade to use bogus fraud claims about the 2020 election to rewrite voting laws and remake the election system in time for the 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential election. Most infamously, one of the group’s legal scholars crafted memos outlining a plan for how then-Vice President Mike Pence could potentially overturn the last election.

Conservative mega-donors like what they see.

The biggest right-wing megadonors in America made major contributions to Claremont in 2020 and 2021, according to foundation financial records obtained by Rolling Stone. The high-profile donors include several of the most influential families who fund conservative politics and policy: the DeVoses of West Michigan, the Bradleys of Milwaukee, and the Scaifes of Pittsburgh.”

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:18:56pm

re: #178 jaunte

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No, none of them will be going to jail
Or be deposed
Or investigated
Or even talked to informally

None

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Dave In Austin  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:25:29pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:26:50pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:31:26pm

re: #178 jaunte

Ah, the Claremont Institute, which groomed Rage Furby and Charlie Kirk into being the conservative intellectual powerhouses that shape the movement.

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retired cynic  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:34:38pm

deleted by me

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:37:42pm

re: #183 retired cynic

The video is from years ago according to the replies with different subtitles.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:38:09pm

re: #180 Dave In Austin

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Wins the internet today:

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retired cynic  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:38:26pm

ah shoot!

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retired cynic  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:40:49pm

Rare Footage Captures the Luminous Tentacles of the Psychedelic Jellyfish as It Floats Through the Pacific Ocean
thisiscolossal.com

trying again

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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:43:15pm

re: #183 retired cynic

lol !

Dim witted rat-licker.

I am dead.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:43:20pm
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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:44:03pm

re: #185 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Wins the internet today:

Dead silent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:44:23pm
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Egregious Philbin  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:47:03pm

re: #180 Dave In Austin

Us Prius drivers are not to be reckoned with!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:48:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:54:30pm

gaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

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Captain Magic  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:54:48pm

re: #192 Egregious Philbin

Us Prius drivers are not to be reckoned with!

s/Prius/RAV4 Hybrid/

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:55:20pm

re: #192 Egregious Philbin

Us Prius drivers are not to be reckoned with!

I posited earlier when this first broke, that when he saw the Prius, the first thought that went through his head was HEY! An unarmed liberal snowflake that I can F with. What he got was dead.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:58:09pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 12, 2022 • 3:59:10pm

re: #127 Captain Magic

What’s Lindell going to create: The Prison States of America?

We already have that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:01:52pm

re: #171 Dangerman

note two things

- no one complained last month (last paragraph)

- this doesn’t magically get the legislation passed, or change the # of votes needed.
all this does is open it up for debate

No one complained last month because McConnell wanted it to be passed without the GOP having to support it. If the Senate weren’t broken, the filibuster would be rarely invoked and almost all legislation would require only a majority vote — as it was last century.

That said, there is no way to repair the Senate without a Constitutional amendment. Any body in which (theoretically — based on current numbers) 18% of the population controls more votes than 82% is seriously anti-democratic and dangerous to our nation. In practice, the results are not so dramatic because the split in ideology is spread across the country; the small states are not all Republican, the large states not all Democratic.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:03:06pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just watched that movie last night. Very underrated film of the Scorsese oeuvre.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:03:19pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:07:24pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:09:28pm

I found out that a photographer at the Houston Texans game on Sunday tested positive for Covid and came to the game anyway. The photographers’ work station is like a pig pen and he/she was in there as well as on the field near the players and shooting pictures of the 66-year-old coach pregame from maybe two feet away. The worst part is that this person has friends high up in team management and nothing will happen to him/her. He/she will be on the sidelines next season.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:11:37pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’ve listened to “Be My Baby” five times now tonight. It still rocks my world.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:12:54pm

Birb.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:13:16pm

Kentucky:

JFC, send him to the military instead of jail? Good fucking grief.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:14:09pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:14:18pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why would any of the services want him?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:14:57pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:19:11pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:20:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:21:20pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky:

JFC, send him to the military instead of jail? Good fucking grief.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:23:43pm

re: #185 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

My journalism professor liked to joke about the fact that whenever a reporter interviewed the friends and/or neighbors of a recently deceased person, the most common response would inevitably be some variation of: “He was a quiet man.”

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:24:25pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky:

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JFC, send him to the military instead of jail? Good fucking grief.

Moron judge also called it “a terrible mistake, which I know personally cost the county money.”

Yeah, no—a mistake is using sugar instead of salt in a recipe. Sexual assault is not a mistake.

Also—

As Task & Purpose points out, military recruiters are under no obligation to accept anyone who doesn’t meet the standards of enlistment, “so a judge’s ruling does not apply beyond the doors of a recruiting office.”

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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:25:41pm

re: #208 jaunte

Why would any of the services want him?

They wouldn’t. At least, not anymore.They have been taking it in the neck about ignoring sexual assaults in the ranks throughout the Forever Wars.

The question is, what does the judge do if the military, as a whole, refuses to take him because he is, in point of fact, a sexual predator. And they should refuse taking him. Too much blatant liability.

The judge should have saved everybody a lot of time and put him in GenPop for a year.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:29:48pm

re: #202 wrenchwench

So true. They say we need 3 things for a good photograph. A worthy subject, catch the moment, and adequate gear. All phones did was put adequate gear everywhere we go. Still need the other two essentials.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:30:10pm

The threat to American democracy springs, most fundamentally, from the social fragmentation wrought by a post-industrial economy.

I haven’t rtwt, but I read the beginning and the end, and the tweeter is reliable…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:30:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:34:08pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:35:03pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:35:41pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:38:16pm

re: #214 BeachDem

Moron judge also called it “a terrible mistake, which I know personally cost the county money.”

Yeah, no—a mistake is using sugar instead of salt in a recipe. Sexual assault is not a mistake.

Also—

As Task & Purpose points out, military recruiters are under no obligation to accept anyone who doesn’t meet the standards of enlistment, “so a judge’s ruling does not apply beyond the doors of a recruiting office.”

Can a Judge Order Someone to Join the Military or Go to Jail?

Army: The Army’s Recruiting Regulation, 601-210, paragraph 4-8b: states that any “applicant who, as a condition for any civil conviction or adverse disposition or any other reason through a civil or criminal court, is ordered or subjected to a sentence that implies or imposes enlistment into the Armed Forces of the United States is not eligible for enlistment.”
Air Force: The Air Force Recruiting Regulation, AETCI 36-2002, table 1-1, lines 7 and 8, makes an applicant ineligible for enlistment if they are “released from restraint, or civil suit, or charges on the condition of entering military service, if the restraint, civil suit, or criminal charges would be reinstated if the applicant does not enter military service.”
Marines: The Marine Corps Recruiting Regulation, MCO P1100.72B, Chapter 3, Section 2, Part H, Paragraph 12 states: “Applicants may not enlist as an alternative to criminal prosecution, indictment, incarceration, parole, probation, or another punitive sentence. They are ineligible for enlistment until the original assigned sentence would have been completed.”

In the Army at least, enlistees are asked point blank if they are enlisting to avoid prosecution or jail time. If they answer yes, they are refused enlistment. If they lie and get caught, they can be charged with fraudulent enlistment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:41:59pm

thread

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William Lewis  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:43:40pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky:

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JFC, send him to the military instead of jail? Good fucking grief.

Military will refuse to take him. This ain’t the 60’s anymore.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:46:57pm

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Can a Judge Order Someone to Join the Military or Go to Jail?

In the Army at least, enlistees are asked point blank if they are enlisting to avoid prosecution or jail time. If they answer yes, they are refused enlistment. If they lie and get caught, they can be charged with fraudulent enlistment.

So, Navy?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:47:20pm

These anti-CRT laws aren’t just an abomination against true history, they are also a block against another thing the teaching of history does: teach empathy.

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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:47:50pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:48:00pm

re: #227 Barefoot Grin

These anti-CRT laws aren’t just an abomination against true history, they are also a block against another thing the teaching of history does: teach empathy.

Something Republicans don’t have, and don’t want to have.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:51:59pm

re: #229 Dopamine Fish

Something Republicans don’t have, and don’t want to have.

It strikes fear in their hearts, something I can’t really empathize with.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:54:41pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:55:00pm

re: #229 Dopamine Fish

Something Republicans don’t have, and don’t want to have.

Thinking about empathy kicks them off the slipperiest slopes.
“Why don’t you let all the refugees come live in your house???”

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:55:34pm

re: #232 jaunte

Thinking about empathy kicks them off the slipperiest slopes.
“Why don’t you let all the refugees come live in your house???”

If it were physically possible, I totally would. Checkmate, wingnuts!

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 4:59:15pm

I like this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:02:36pm

*snerk*

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:03:30pm

Reading through what is called the “Truman Doctrine” speech to the Joint Session of Congress in 1947 in prep for a class, I came across part that seems relevant:

The peoples of a number of countries of the world have recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them against their will. The Government of the United States has made frequent protests against coercion and intimidation, in violation of the Yalta agreement, in Poland, Rumania, and Bulgaria. I must also state that in a number of other countries there have been similar developments.

At the present moment in world history nearly every nation must choose between alternative ways of life. The choice is too often not a free one.

One way of life is based upon the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free institutions, representative government, free elections, guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from political oppression.

The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio; fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms.

I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:06:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:10:41pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:10:54pm

re: #237 wrenchwench

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:12:57pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:13:17pm

re: #230 Barefoot Grin

Empathy or ethics continues to be the running battle over which one is the most dire enemy of conservatism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:14:36pm
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:15:39pm

re: #241 Florida Panhandler

They get off on cheating ethical people, but thinking about empathy makes them fear they’ll be forced to share.

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darthstar  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:22:02pm

re: #187 retired cynic

Rare Footage Captures the Luminous Tentacles of the Psychedelic Jellyfish as It Floats Through the Pacific Ocean
thisiscolossal.com

trying again

One of my favorite shirts I bought online during Covid is all jellyfish. Wore it to a Dead & Co shirt and everyone wanted to know where it came from. Those are pretty cool pics btw.

In other news, the missus brought home a stack of Covid-19 antigen tests since I was feeling crappy the last two days…and I’m negative. Should get the PCR result tomorrow.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:24:22pm

re: #226 wrenchwench

So, Navy?

There is no specific policy. (Same link)

Interestingly, the Navy Recruiting Manual, COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8F, does not appear to contain specific provisions which would make such applicants ineligible for enlistment. But as a general protocol, the Navy will not accept applicants for service as an alternative to criminal prosecution or another punitive sentence.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:27:27pm

re: #208 jaunte

Why would any of the services want him?

How else do you fill the guard slots at Abu Ghraib?

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:29:39pm

re: #245 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

There is no specific policy. (Same link)

In a recent conversation with Mr. w, who was in the Navy a LONG time ago, (on an almost-related topic) he said the interview process was very important, to the point it could take precedence over some legal proceeding in the past.

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darthstar  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:49:06pm

re: #237 wrenchwench

You’re not familiar with the American colloquialism, “Happier than a pizza-eatin’ possum”?

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wrenchwench  Jan 12, 2022 • 5:52:38pm

re: #248 darthstar

You’re not familiar with the American colloquialism, “Happier than a pizza-eatin’ possum”?

After the 5-toed clutch on the point, the second thing I noticed was no pineapple.


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