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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 6:45:19pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 12, 2022 • 6:46:42pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 12, 2022 • 6:52:20pm

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 12, 2022 • 6:56:30pm

This song became an ear worm after hearing about Mango Mussolini’s rage quit.

Brave Sir Robin

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:00:57pm

re: #4 Romantic Heretic

This song became an ear worm after hearing about Mango Mussolini’s rage quit.

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A new favorite phrase. Well done!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:04:00pm

niterz, lizardz!

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:04:58pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:10:09pm
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sizzzzlerz  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:11:22pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

niterz, lizardz!

What could possibly go wrong?

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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:13:57pm

re: #7 jaunte

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One of the sub headlines at npr

“Trump’s firm grip on the Republican Party, but tenuous grasp on reality”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:14:16pm

DOLPHINS WITH LASER BEAMS!!!!!

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:18:39pm
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Dangerman  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:19:10pm

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

DOLPHINS WITH LASER BEAMS!!!!!

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Maybe the “commandos” were just scared by run of the mill wild dolphins

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:19:20pm

I would very much like to see some fear on some of these sociopath’s faces at some point.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:30:11pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:43:03pm

Our Alabama city just announced all schools are closing for face-to-face instruction. The driving force wasn’t prevention of CV19 spread, there just aren’t enough teachers healthy enough to come in.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:49:40pm

April. Gotta admire their lack of concern.

Coachella 2022 Full Lineup Announced
pitchfork.com

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mmmirele  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:57:03pm

Shades of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868, and restricted access to Japan as part of sakoku (seclusion) from 1635 to 1853.

I’m not getting back to Japan any time soon.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:57:43pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 12, 2022 • 7:57:54pm

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

DOLPHINS WITH LASER BEAMS!!!!!

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:04:14pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:05:28pm

re: #18 mmmirele

Shades of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868, and restricted access to Japan as part of sakoku (seclusion) from 1635 to 1853.

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I’m not getting back to Japan any time soon.

NHK today said late February. Still, I’m worried that for the third year in a row my trip leading students to Japan will be cancelled for this May.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:11:47pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:18:39pm
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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:21:08pm

re: #13 Dangerman

Maybe the “commandos” were just scared by run of the mill wild dolphins

I’ve heard rumors that Soros trained dolphins in all of the Seven Seas have taken to Offensive Laser Weapons like ducks to June Bugs.

In fact, I have been personally involved in this project for which I am being paid Gigantoid Soros Bucks™, on the agreement that I use 50% of the GSBs to set up a Highly Sophisticated Intelligence Collection System to shut down Alex Jones using Tech from Fort Meade and GCHQ in Cheltenham, UK.

I AM the Deep State in South Austin. Despite being Goyim, I am trusted and beloved by my Red Sea Pedestrian Paymasters.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:28:37pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

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I’m pretty sure I’d win the Internet with this damn town.

La Jolla
Poway
El Cajon
Viejas
Chollas Creek
Rancho Peñasquitos

Oh yeah, I triple dog dare you to pronounce this street name correctly. When Google Maps and Waze tries it, hilarity ensues.

Jamacha Boulevard

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:31:19pm

re: #13 Dangerman

Maybe the “commandos” were just scared by run of the mill wild dolphins

A dolphin knocked me off a surfboard in 1991. I was supposed to blame the juice?

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:33:13pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

Nevada, where the first a is pronounced long, not short like the state, or ah, like most people pronounce it.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:34:10pm

Oh yeah I forgot. This is another kneeslapper in Google and Waze: Via de la Valle

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stpaulbear  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:36:26pm

New “proof of vaccination” rules starting soon in the Twin Cities. I don’t do anything that’s on the list so it won’t affect me much, but then I’ve been basically shut-in for the last 20 months.

Diners in Minneapolis and St. Paul will soon have to show proof of COVID vaccination or a recent negative COVID test in order to eat at the cities’ food and drink establishments.

This rule does not apply solely to restaurants. Erik Hansen, director of economic policy and development for the City of Minneapolis, said any establishment that serves food or drink indoors will be subject to the proof of vaccination or negative test mandate.

That includes:

Indoor restaurants
Coffee shops
Cafes
Bars
Sports venues (such as Target Center, Xcel Energy Center)
Theaters
Bowling alleys
Convention centers
Catering halls

Other spaces will be exempt, such as retail or grocery settings, schools, hospitals, congregate care facilities, or public areas not connected to a restaurant or bar but where people happen to be eating or drinking (such as the skyway systems).

The requirements also will not apply to takeout orders.

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:37:15pm

re: #26 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I heard a commentator on the radio refer to the town of Tonopah as “Tone-oh-paw”.

Or the Phoenix suburb as “A-vhon-dale” or Guadalupe as “Guada loop”

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:39:03pm

re: #28 Belafon

I have a hard time pronouncing Spanish names as anything but Spanish.
When I moved to Houston another kid told me San Felipe Road was pronounced San Fill-A-Pee, but I just couldn’t do it.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:43:43pm

re: #26 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Peabody
Worcester

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ckkatz  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:47:26pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

In Pittsburgh it was the grocery store chain Giant Eagle. Which, in my experience was pronounced ‘tiggle’.

It’s all quite logical:

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nicdanger  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:48:06pm

re: #26 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I

Oh yeah, I triple dog dare you to pronounce this street name correctly. When Google Maps and Waze tries it, hilarity ensues.

Jamacha Boulevard

That would be Ham a sha Blvd

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stpaulbear  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:48:20pm

Got to hear Walter Cronkite mess up a MN city name on the national news in 1984. The town is Shakopee, pronounce SHAA-ko-pee, but he put the emphasis on the KO. Cronkite was covering a large child sex ring that had been busted in the town of Jordan, just south of what I still think of as ShaKOpee. Thanks Walter.

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ckkatz  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:51:27pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

In Richmond Virginia it is the “Powhite Parkway’

richmond.com

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:53:39pm
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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:53:41pm

re: #26 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I’m pretty sure I’d win the Internet with this damn town.

La Jolla
Poway
El Cajon
Viejas
Chollas Creek
Rancho Peñasquitos

Oh yeah, I triple dog dare you to pronounce this street name correctly. When Google Maps and Waze tries it, hilarity ensues.

Jamacha Boulevard

Well, here in CenTex, we have Lake Buchanan (BUCK-an-un), Manchaca Road (Manchack) and when I lived in New Orleans, there was a street in the French Quarter pronounced Bur-GUN-dy and another spelled Chartres and pronounced Charters. What they did to the nine Muse Street’s pronunciations west of the Quarter intersecting St. Charles Avenue doesn’t bear repeating.

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ckkatz  Jan 12, 2022 • 8:59:14pm

re: #39 austin_blue

Well, here in CenTex, we have Lake Buchanan (Buck-an-un),.

Buchanan County, Virginia is pronounced “buh-Can-on’ almost “buh-cannon”. I was most emphatically corrected by a Buchanan County native about that.

As they say “You’re not from around here, are you?”

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ckkatz  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:01:32pm

Another local county that occasionally gets a giggle is Fauquier County, Va.

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:02:57pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

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I live in Horry County.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:03:48pm

In New Orleans Robert E Lee Blvd is pronounced Allen Toussaint.

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austin_blue  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:04:17pm

Night all, sweet scaly dreams and be kind to each other.

I’m glad that almost all of us seem to have survived the Plague so far. But I do worry about Stonekettle, who hasn’t posted on Twitter since the 9th.

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Citizen K  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:05:58pm

Since it rolled over, and folks are sharing it around these parts:

Wordle 208 3/6

🟨⬛🟨⬛🟨
🟩🟩🟨⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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ckkatz  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:05:58pm

re: #44 austin_blue

Night all, sweet scaly dreams and be kind to each other.

I’m glad that almost all of us seem to have survived the Plague so far. But I do worry about Stonekettle, who hasn’t posted on Twitter since the 9th.

Yes, I’ve been wondering about Stonekettle too.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:07:10pm

Arab, AL is pronounced A-rab.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:14:19pm

re: #26 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I’m pretty sure I’d win the Internet with this damn town.

La Jolla
Poway
El Cajon
Viejas
Chollas Creek
Rancho Peñasquitos

Oh yeah, I triple dog dare you to pronounce this street name correctly. When Google Maps and Waze tries it, hilarity ensues.

Jamacha Boulevard

Salida
Buena Vista

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stpaulbear  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:15:06pm

re: #47 BlueSpotinAL

Arab, AL is pronounced A-rab.

Of course.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:26:06pm

re: #43 BlueSpotinAL

In New Orleans Robert E Lee Blvd is pronounced Allen Toussaint.

In Chicago, “Willis Tower” is pronounced “Sears Tower”.

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mmmirele  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:29:48pm

Some of you may remember COVID SuperSpreader Sean Feucht, who used to be part of the Bethel Redding cult, but has now spun out on his own in southern California.

Yesterday he complained the megapublisher HarperCollins cancelled a book he was supposed to publish with them:

And as it turns out, he wasn’t being honest (link goes to Christian Post christianpost.com). It appears from Twitter that there MIGHT have been a memo of understanding or something similar.

And if you didn’t think this guy was bad news, there’s this:

(Feucht has me blocked, but apparently he’s unaware of the “incognito” function in Twitter, to say nothing of my backup account that only follows religious fanatics.)

Just to rant for a sec, I’ve used “they” for YEARS to refer to a single person. When I write incident reports, I am not allowed to use names or pronouns that might actually identify the person who may have not followed (for example) the specified reboot sequence after patching. So “they” it is. I have got to stop rolling my eyes, they’re eventually going to get stuck in the “up” position.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:33:29pm

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

Schuylkill
Manayunk
Passyunk
Conshohocken
Bryn Mawr

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:38:35pm

Got Worldle in 4 tries. For me this is excellent. thanks for introducing me to a new addiction.

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mmmirele  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:40:34pm

re: #31 Egregious Philbin

I heard a commentator on the radio refer to the town of Tonopah as “Tone-oh-paw”.

Or the Phoenix suburb as “A-vhon-dale” or Guadalupe as “Guada loop”

When I lived in Utah, the town name newbies had trouble pronouncing was “Tooele”. Which was pronouced TOO-wel-uh.

And that Guada-loop pronunciation isn’t limited to Arizona. The main drag in front of the west entrance to UT Austin is Guadalupe St., also often pronounced Guada-loop, but also pronounced as in Mexican Spanish.

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William Lewis  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:41:18pm

re: #52 cat-tikvah

Eau Claire
Waukesha
Wyocena
Waunakee
Wonewoc

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 9:54:42pm

re: #33 Sherlock Hound

Peabody
Worcester

I know those because I went to college in the second one.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:00:22pm

It’s pronounced Pal-a-steen here in Texas as well.

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:09:20pm

And let us not forget Bellefontaine, OH (pronounced bell fountain)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:30:19pm

re: #51 mmmirele

……

Just to rant for a sec, I’ve used “they” for YEARS to refer to a single person. When I write incident reports, I am not allowed to use names or pronouns that might actually identify the person who may have not followed (for example) the specified reboot sequence after patching. So “they” it is. I have got to stop rolling my eyes, they’re eventually going to get stuck in the “up” position.

I’ve mentioned this before but years ago, I abandoned the use of “he/him” or the awkward “he or she” when speaking of a generic person (and not a specific individual). For example, I will say “when a doctor examines a patient, they should ….” Yes, in many cases, a sentence could be restructured to use plurals instead and avoid the issue entirely, but I don’t care what generations of English teachers have taught us, the traditional rules are sexist.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:36:17pm

This makes more sense than the shitload of satellites in LEO.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:43:21pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:48:02pm
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Belafon  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:48:24pm

re: #60 Dread Pirate Ron

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This makes more sense than the shitload of satellites in LEO.

That way, they can obscure both the daytime and nighttime sky.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:51:12pm

re: #61 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Oh! The huge manatee!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:53:09pm

re: #64 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Oh! The huge manatee!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 12, 2022 • 10:57:01pm

This is good.

this is not over yet. Two Biden appointments need to be approved.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:16:42pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 12, 2022 • 11:17:31pm

re: #66 I Would Prefer Not To

This is good.

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The tweet thread points out Martinez was appointed by Trump and supports DeJoy. It doesn’t seem like any progress is being made to restore the post office operation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 12:29:35am

re: #7 jaunte

Credit to Steve I for promptly and flat-out responding to one of Trump’s fantasies, “It is *not* true that there were more votes than voters.”

Is this alleged discrepancy not based on Giuliani being too stupid to tell lists from Minnesota (MN) apart from Michigan (MI)?

Gary Gulman On How The States Got Their Abbreviations - CONAN on TBS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 12:31:26am

re: #16 Decatur Deb

Our Alabama city just announced all schools are closing for face-to-face instruction. The driving force wasn’t prevention of CV19 spread, there just aren’t enough teachers healthy enough to come in.

Everybody was big on getting kids back to school but did not want to spend extra money on hiring for teaching and support staff, expanding facilities or installing protective measures.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 12:35:32am

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

Is there a place name in your neck of the woods that will, when someone pronounces it, immediately reveal whether that person is a local or not?

In Västerbotten, where I grew up, one example is Norsjö. Which outsiders would pronounce NOOR-sjö, while locals know it NOSCH-ö.

Arizona example: Mogollon Rim

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 12:38:16am

re: #51 mmmirele

Just to rant for a sec, I’ve used “they” for YEARS to refer to a single person. When I write incident reports, I am not allowed to use names or pronouns that might actually identify the person who may have not followed (for example) the specified reboot sequence after patching. So “they” it is. I have got to stop rolling my eyes, they’re eventually going to get stuck in the “up” position.

I use “they/their” a lot to avoid the clumsy “he or she/his or her” construction: “If a teacher is sick, they should contact the Administration Office immediately and state the expected length of their absence.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 12:39:27am

WZ has now caught up with the thread. You may resume your regularly scheduled posting…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:26:31am

0327 here. Too early for breakfast, too late for caffeine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:38:18am

re: #74 Decatur Deb

0327 here. Too early for breakfast, too late for caffeine.

I don’t caffeinate after 4pm unless I have some extenuating reason to stay awake.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:38:49am

Mount Worshington.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:39:40am

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Mount Worshington.

Arkansas River

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:40:27am

re: #75 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t caffeinate after 4pm unless I have some extenuating reason to stay awake.

I do one in the morning, for a kickstart.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:42:17am

re: #78 Decatur Deb

I do one in the morning, for a kickstart.

I have learned to wait at least an hour (ideally 90 minutes) after waking before resorting to coffee, I use peppermint tea as an early-hours stimulant.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:44:03am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Arkansas River

We live between the Chattahoochee and the Choctawhatchee now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:48:00am

re: #80 Decatur Deb

We live between the Chattahoochee and the Choctawhatchee now.

How far is that from where Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 1:51:41am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How far is that from where Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

About 350 miles SE. Same linguistic root, though.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 2:12:36am

re: #71 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Arizona example: Mogollon Rim

Houston Street.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 2:13:54am

and of course, my favorite UK example:

Leicester Square

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 2:18:10am

re: #84 sagehen

and of course, my favorite UK example:

Leicester Square

People there go to get their Covid Borchestershire shot

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 2:30:01am

re: #83 sagehen

Houston Street.

I live in You-ston County, used to hang on Hus-ston Street.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 3:22:55am

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 13, 2022 • 3:32:47am

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

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We have a town up the road called Jamestown. Here in town most people call it Jimtown just for giggles. If you say “go on out Jimtown road” and they don’t know what you mean, they are not from here.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:10:47am
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Nojay UK  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:11:12am

The town of Milngavie north of Glasgow is a sure-fire tourist identifier.

It’s pronounced Mulguy.

It’s where Cholmondely Featherstone-Haugh comes from.

Pronounced Chumley-Fanshawe.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:28:05am

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

DOLPHINS WITH LASER BEAMS!!!!!

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LOL! “The dolphin had been stripped of its will and turned into a killer,” says the guy who’s been stripped of his will and has been fitted for an explosive vest.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:29:29am

re: #13 Dangerman

Maybe the “commandos” were just scared by run of the mill wild dolphins

has anyone determined what Jason Momoa was up to at the time?

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:31:12am

re: #16 Decatur Deb

Our Alabama city just announced all schools are closing for face-to-face instruction. The driving force wasn’t prevention of CV19 spread, there just aren’t enough teachers healthy enough to come in.

yeah, I was extremely irritated that I lost all my on-ground university classes this spring. Now, I’m thinking maybe it was a blessing in disguise. I already got a slightly panicked text message from a teaching buddy stating everyone in his family was sick with the rona.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:40:58am

re: #28 Belafon

Nevada, where the first a is pronounced long, not short like the state, or ah, like most people pronounce it.

Clemson, where we went through a long string of sports announcer mother— who insisted on turning the s into a zed. They’ve gotten better about that, though most of them still say shit like “between Herman and he,” or “it’s a chess match.” “It’s not a fucking chess match, you stupid mother—. It’s a game. You understand the rules of tennis. Learn some damned chess!”

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:42:35am

re: #50 Hecuba’s daughter

In Chicago, “Willis Tower” is pronounced “Sears Tower”.

In New York, New York isn’t pronounced New Amsterdam, but Houston Street is pronounced Hows-ton.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:45:11am

re: #32 jaunte

I have a hard time pronouncing Spanish names as anything but Spanish.
When I moved to Houston another kid told me San Felipe Road was pronounced San Fill-A-Pee, but I just couldn’t do it.

oh, one more. Veteran’s Boulevard in New Orlins (NOT New OrLEENS. NOT New Awlins or Nawlins unless you live in a 4 block area of the city and were born there) is Vet’runs. Never heard anybody actually pronounce it like it would be found in the dictionary.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:50:56am
In mid-April 2021, Beck told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he had previously battled COVID-19. “I have already had it,” he said at the time. “Why do I need to be vaccinated again?”

Glenn Beck has another Covid infection and its in his lungs. But don’t worry; he’s eating horsepaste! thedailybeast.com

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:54:45am

re: #43 BlueSpotinAL

In New Orleans Robert E Lee Blvd is pronounced Allen Toussaint.

I lived just off Robert E Lee, just past the canal that runs between New Orleans and Metarie. One favorite sport during afternoon commuting was for everybody in the left lane to prevent assholes that were in the right lane from being able to get back in to the left lane as Robert E Lee went to one lane approaching the canal bridge.
Oh, and I’ll just tack this on: in South Carolina, we have BYOOfert. In North Carolina, they have BOWfert. Same spelling for both.

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:55:28am

Cannabis compound might have some antiviral effect. So, of course this means that the stoner stash in your kid’s nightstand now has Fauci value. /

Seriously - there’s a single study that looks at this, and it’s far from certain that it will do anything in a live person. Also, how those compounds were delivered - it wasn’t by smoking. Does it warrant further testing? Sure, but it’s a reach to say that your stash of weed will protect you from covid.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 4:59:56am
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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:04:58am

My in-laws hail from a little Ohio town somewhere between Cleveland and Akron, spelled “Mantua” and pronounced “man away”.

When I was going to school in Rochester NY, I remember finding out that the town of Chili is pronounced “chai lye”. I like that one even better than the capital of South Dakota (“peer”).

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:05:02am

re: #95 lawhawk

In New York, New York isn’t pronounced New Amsterdam…

Although there’s neighborhoods where it’s pronounced New Yawk.

Just east of the city, are the suburbs of Lawn Guyland.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:06:40am

re: #96 steve_davis

oh, one more. Veteran’s Boulevard in New Orlins (NOT New OrLEENS. NOT New Awlins or Nawlins unless you live in a 4 block area of the city and were born there) is Vet’runs. Never heard anybody actually pronounce it like it would be found in the dictionary.

Never call San Francisco “Cisco”. Or “Frisco”. Ever. Sometimes, conditionally, some people can call it San Fran. But the proper pronunciation is The City.

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ipsos  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:12:07am

re: #101 Wile E. Wonka

When I was going to school in Rochester NY, I remember finding out that the town of Chili is pronounced “chai lye”. I like that one even better than the capital of South Dakota (“peer”).

EVERY pronunciation here is weird. Avon rhymes with “rave on.” Perinton usually gets a phantom “g” stuck between the n and t. And don’t even try Irondequoit unless you’re a native.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:15:49am

re: #99 lawhawk

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Cannabis compound might have some antiviral effect. So, of course this means that the stoner stash in your kid’s nightstand now has Fauci value. /

Seriously - there’s a single study that looks at this, and it’s far from certain that it will do anything in a live person. Also, how those compounds were delivered - it wasn’t by smoking. Does it warrant further testing? Sure, but it’s a reach to say that your stash of weed will protect you from covid.

Well with that said, I am going to continue my research. Of course the therapeutic effect might be from the Fritos chips also.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:17:08am

New model of Leica camera is being introduced today, the M11. 60 megapixel, onboard memory and SD slot with a USB connection to download images and charge the battery, electronic shutter from 1/16000 to 60 minutes, mechanical shutter of 1/4000 to 8 seconds, ISO64 base (nice!). yada yada. Probably around $8,000 for the body. Ah Veblen goods :)

Good news to me though, it pushes the prices of older ones down to where someone like me can think about mayby getting a first gen M10 ;)

But realistically, as long as it works, I don’t see any real reason to leave this gal behind:

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:18:00am

re: #97 No Malarkey!

Let me gin up some sympathy….nope, all out.

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coin operated  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:18:24am

re: #102 sagehen

Just east of the city, are the suburbs of Lawn Guyland.

Can confirm…Mrs. Coin grew up there and set me straight on proper pronunciation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:21:20am

re: #102 sagehen

Although there’s neighborhoods where it’s pronounced New Yawk.

Just east of the city, are the suburbs of Lawn Guyland.

Lawn Jockeyland

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:28:59am

Then in Germany, you see the opposite reflected in their spelling: “Manhatten” and in an article on Pete Buttigieg (which they at least spelled correctly) from “South Bent, Indiana”.

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:36:07am

re: #103 sagehen

Never call San Francisco “Cisco”. Or “Frisco”. Ever. Sometimes, conditionally, some people can call it San Fran. But the proper pronunciation is The City.

The City: there can be only one (in the US) - New York City. If you live in NYC or the NYC metro area, and you say, The City - you mean Manhattan. /half…

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Teukka  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:40:24am

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:47:32am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:47:36am

re: #100 Belafon

Me and my wife’s life insurance premiums were jacked up 15% due to “extraordinary claims experience”, which I assume is insurance speak for “a bunch of our policy holders died of Covid.”

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:48:06am

re: #112 Teukka

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:48:13am

re: #111 lawhawk

The City: there can be only one (in the US) - New York City. If you live in NYC or the NYC metro area, and you say, The City - you mean Manhattan. /half…

The DFW area is The Metroplex.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:49:36am
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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:51:26am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:51:49am

re: #113 Belafon

Compared to the US, Australia is still crushing it. The US nearly matched Australia’s all-time deaths in just the last day.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:51:51am

FYI, Jim Wright has listeria and has been at home pretty much tied to the bathroom. According to Jim, there’s no real treatment for it but riding it out and not getting dehydrated(at which point you need to be in a hospital).

Having trouble linking on my stupid phone, but he posted on Facebook a few minutes ago.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:53:06am

re: #97 No Malarkey!

Glenn Beck has another Covid infection and its in his lungs. But don’t worry; he’s eating horsepaste! thedailybeast.com

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:56:04am

Morning Lizards. Last nights sunset.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:56:30am
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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:56:35am

re: #111 lawhawk

The City: there can be only one (in the US) - New York City. If you live in NYC or the NYC metro area, and you say, The City - you mean Manhattan. /half…

the city (NY) isn’t capitalized. The City (SF) is. Capital The, Capital City.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:59:16am

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first mathematician orders one beer. The next one orders a half a beer. The third one orders a quarter of a beer. The bartender pours two glasses of beer and tells them “You guys should know your limits.”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 5:59:49am

Also, starting Saturday, I’m going to quit smoking. Wish me luck.

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:00:30am

re: #68 Hecuba’s daughter

The tweet thread points out Martinez was appointed by Trump and supports DeJoy. It doesn’t seem like any progress is being made to restore the post office operation.

I got an email from the holder of my 2nd mortgage, saying that statements were late in going out this month. Which to me is like, uh, rilly? I’ve paid the mortgage two (business) days before the end of the previous month for YEARS, and in fact the mortgage had been paid for 10 days before I got the notice. Yeah, I know, big email list, but…

Oh, and the 2nd has its last payment next month and then there’s a final payment. I have the money to pay the thing off and that has been the plan for several years now. But OMG OMG OMG there must be a market in selling lists people who have 2nds coming due and need to roll them into a new 1st or some other arrangement. I get emails from my creepy predatory 1st every.single.day. My employer’s mortgage loan division has sent me stuff. I just want to pay the thing off, that’s all.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:00:50am

re: #123 Dopamine Fish

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Ayep, then the DOJ goes “We’re definitely looking into it…eventually…don’t rush us…”

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:09:49am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:09:56am

We might find out today if SCOTUS has decided that the Constitution is a suicide pact.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:10:21am

re: #126 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Consider Chantix. It worked exquisitely for me where the patch/gum/etc never did.

Good luck!!!

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:12:15am

re: #90 Nojay UK

The town of Milngavie north of Glasgow is a sure-fire tourist identifier.

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Theyre all silent, never mind.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:15:25am

re: #97 No Malarkey!

Glenn Beck has another Covid infection and its in his lungs. But don’t worry; he’s eating horsepaste! thedailybeast.com

Can’t you get a cold or the flu twice?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:16:41am

Well Jim’s back on the bird app and is in fine form. From about 25 minutes ago.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:19:31am

re: #126 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Also, starting Saturday, I’m going to quit smoking. Wish me luck.

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I’ll do it with you.

I’ve been cutting back the last year, and for the last few months I go a day or a day and half between finishing a pack and buying the next one… but I think I’m finally really to quit for real. We can be Breathing Better Buddies.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:21:31am

re: #135 sagehen

I’ll do it with you.

I’ve been cutting back the last year, and for the last few months I go a day or a day and half between finishing a pack and buying the next one… but I think I’m finally really to quit for real. We can be Breathing Better Buddies.

The more the merrier. Welcome aboard.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:23:40am

BURN!

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:24:35am

re: #136 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

The more the merrier. Welcome aboard.

Yay! I quit tobacco in 2002 and every year I’m happier that I did.

The two things that sustained me best in the process were:
1. having friends who joined me in the effort, so we could kvetch at each other about our withdrawal symptoms
2. Ditching the smokes, but keeping the breaks

Wishing you all the strength!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:26:08am

re: #134 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well Jim’s back on the bird app and is in fine form. From about 25 minutes ago.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:26:49am

re: #135 sagehen

I’ll do it with you.

I’ve been cutting back the last year, and for the last few months I go a day or a day and half between finishing a pack and buying the next one… but I think I’m finally really to quit for real. We can be Breathing Better Buddies.

I was always pretty much a casual smoker, never more than 2-3 ciggies a week but I have even cut that out just because I am already in a risk group and do not want to exacerbate things.

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Mattand  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:27:54am

re: #104 ipsos

EVERY pronunciation here is weird. Avon rhymes with “rave on.” Perinton usually gets a phantom “g” stuck between the n and t. And don’t even try Irondequoit unless you’re a native.

The town next to ours is spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht, but it’s pronounced “Throat Warbler Mangrove”.

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:29:02am

re: #131 William Lewis

Consider Chantix. It worked exquisitely for me where the patch/gum/etc never did.

Good luck!!!

I’ve told this story before, but my mom did Chantix at the beginning of 2018 (or was it 2019?). She was doing super well on it, her smoking was going down, but then a tipping point (that’s the best way I can describe it) was reached and she had to stop the Chantix because it was aggravating her pre-existing serious mental health issues.

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So she went off the Chantix and to say I was disappointed would have been an understatement. But Mom found something within herself, and she told my brother to go down to the CVS and get patches. She was going to quit. So she got herself weaned off cigarettes, but not before she smoked every single cigarette in the house down to the filter. But she quit.

That said, she still tells my brother occasionally that she craves cigs. And yeah, I completely get it (says the woman who can’t quite quit the Diet Coke). But in this pandemic season, at least we don’t have to worry about Mom smoking.

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jeffreyw  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:33:03am

Jump, dammit!

Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:33:47am

re: #92 steve_davis

has anyone determined what Jason Momoa was up to at the time?

getting divorced from Lisa Bonet

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:42:50am

re: #126 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Also, starting Saturday, I’m going to quit smoking. Wish me luck.

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My opinion since its worked for me on several occasions.

I quit drinking (I’m alcoholic) in 93’. I quit smoking several months afterward because I was bottomed out there as well.

My way was to cold turkey it. I did the 1st 3 day at the same time, then day at a time after that.
A few prayers to remind myself I wasn’t in charge.

Coffee stir sticks for the oral obsession. This is a major deal here. always keep something available for your hands and mouth.

When I felt the pang of want, I got busy and then realized that desire had gone away replaces by the task at hand.

And then the desire went away. not all at once, but is subsided and eventually left. Wash everything including the walls (Diluted TSP). I became grateful I didn’t stink of tobacco smoke anymore and started to avoid those places that did….

It worked for me.

The patches keep you addicted and the addiction is kicker that needs to be dealt with more than the fixation.

Good luck. Grab it by the throat and kick it in the balls. Keep kicking until it lets go of you.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:42:50am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

i can never seem to get whitey off my ass

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:49:59am

re: #106 William Lewis

New model of Leica camera is being introduced today, the M11. 60 megapixel, onboard memory and SD slot with a USB connection to download images and charge the battery, electronic shutter from 1/16000 to 60 minutes, mechanical shutter of 1/4000 to 8 seconds, ISO64 base (nice!). yada yada. Probably around $8,000 for the body. Ah Veblen goods :)

Good news to me though, it pushes the prices of older ones down to where someone like me can think about mayby getting a first gen M10 ;)

But realistically, as long as it works, I don’t see any real reason to leave this gal behind:

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my only issue with what amounts to medium format digital cameras is that every friggin shot is eating up gads of storage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:53:01am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 6:57:01am

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:01:53am

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:02:45am

Appear?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:03:22am

re: #151 Dangerman

Appear?

“Balanced” media speak.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:03:48am

No opinion from SCOTUS on the vaccine mandates today.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:06:21am

re: #126 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Also, starting Saturday, I’m going to quit smoking. Wish me luck.

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I wish you the best of luck. Halls menthol cough drops helped immensely for me.

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:08:32am

re: #24 The Pie Overlord!

Applying “the” to highway numbers seems to be a naming convention used in southern Cal. The 5. The 405. The 101. Everywhere else, they’re just “5”, “405”, and “101”. You’ll hear people use “the” is other locations but I can almost guarantee that they had been in southern Cal at some point in their lives.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:13:05am

re: #151 Dangerman

I know who Steve Benen is…. Total snark. Dry as a bone but snark none the less.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:13:15am

re: #153 No Malarkey!

No opinion from SCOTUS on the vaccine mandates today.

That’s probably a sign they are going to rule them unconstitutional, isn’t it?

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:16:41am

J&J would have been the wonder drug had we not gotten such a great set of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. It’s still better than what we expect out of the flu vaccine. Had J&J been the only vaccine out last April, I would have had all of my family getting it.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:16:42am

re: #149 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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he really captured that “deer in the headlights” look…

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:17:17am

re: #157 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s probably a sign they are going to rule them unconstitutional, isn’t it?

They’re pretty good about getting the soul-crushing rulings out quickly.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:19:15am

re: #157 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s probably a sign they are going to rule them unconstitutional, isn’t it?

I am hoping its a sign that Roberts is still working to nudge his more reactionary colleagues in the direction of saving lives. Not much hope though.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:24:51am

re: #151 Dangerman

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Many Virginians took seriously the idea that Youngkin and the GOP’s slate of 2021 candidates really were mainstream Republicans. More than a few Biden voters assumed the risks were modest and GOP governance in the commonwealth wouldn’t be alarming at all.

The last time that “moderate” Dems here in VA thought that, we got Bob McDonnell, who went from the governor’s mansion to a federal courthouse to blame his wife for his blatant corruption.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:26:21am

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I want to tell him if he’s attacking nasal congestion at the root, he should hire someone to give him a prostate massage, but then I consider that there’s only so much time in the day and I don’t want to fuck around with twitter.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:27:24am

My first Wordle 208 5/6

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:27:51am

Philadelphia does not have a downtown.

There is Center City (area around City Hall roughly) and Old Town (area around Independence Hall). Rest is the various neighborhood and suburb names.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:28:06am

Didn’t Youngkin get in over an old leaked photo of his opponent appearing in blackface?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:29:30am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Didn’t Youngkin get in over an old leaked photo of his opponent appearing in blackface?

That was the incumbent Governor, who was term limited so wasn’t running.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:30:15am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Didn’t Youngkin get in over an old leaked photo of his opponent appearing in blackface?

That was the previous governor, who cannot run in consecutive elections. The biggest charge against McAuliffe is that he didn’t have a good answer to parents being able to review what their kids are learning. But it was mostly Democratic voters doing the lazy thing again.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:34:23am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:36:00am

(Thread Reader)

2/ People like that are not reachable or redeemable. And every second Dems waste trying to be nice to them, or make common cause with them or get their vote with some policy to make their lives better is wasted. They don’t vote on policy or traditional notions of self interest…
3/ For them it is NEVER “the economy stupid,” except in so far as they can blame Black people or brown immigrants or China (again, people of color), or some external scapegoat for their pain. They are entirely tribal. It’s lizard brain behavior. I got news for ya…
4/ If saving American democracy hinges on persuading some sizable portion of these people to change, y’all might as well start writing the epitaphs now, packing your bags, or building your bunkers.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:36:38am

Terrorist who wouldn’t comply with internet restrictions he suggested and was detained, asked judge to release him and allow him to use the internet. No dice.

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:37:15am

re: #168 Belafon

That was the previous governor, who cannot run in consecutive elections. The biggest charge against McAuliffe is that he didn’t have a good answer to parents being able to review what their kids are learning. But it was mostly Democratic voters doing the lazy thing again.

Wasn’t there also a bunch of ooga-booga going around about McAuliffe being a “known associate” of the Clintons? I swear, to a certain chunk of the American left, saying “Clinton” has become a running “Frau Blücher” gag.

Except, of course, how it ain’t funny.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:39:16am

Thought: Our national anthem is a fight song.

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gocart mozart  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:42:04am

re: #21 (((Archangel1)))

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:42:20am

re: #171 No Malarkey!

Terrorist who wouldn’t comply with internet restrictions he suggested and was detained, asked judge to release him and allow him to use the internet. No dice.

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if he was sent back to jail for it, he didn’t “allegedly” stream the event. He was found guilty of it in the eyes of the law.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:43:49am

re: #170 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

(Thread Reader)

It doesn’t. Saving American democracy depends on making the majority understand its in peril and giving a shit about it. That is a hard enough job as it is. I’m just hoping the upcoming reversal of Roe v. Wade wakes enough voters to prevent the GOP from taking complete control of Congress, because apparently their psychopathic push to get their own voters to commit suicide still isn’t enough.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:45:49am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:45:56am

re: #175 steve_davis

if he was sent back to jail for it, he didn’t “allegedly” stream the event. He was found guilty of it in the eyes of the law.

The “objective” media has an almost pathological commitment to fudging the truth.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:45:59am

re: #172 Wile E. Wonka

Wasn’t there also a bunch of ooga-booga going around about McAuliffe being a “known associate” of the Clintons? I swear, to a certain chunk of the American left, saying “Clinton” has become a running “Frau Blücher” gag.

Except, of course, how it ain’t funny.

That was more aimed at VA progressives, discouraging them from showing up at the polls by playing up McAuliffe’s association with the Clintons.

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:48:26am

re: #165 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Philadelphia does not have a downtown.

There is Center City (area around City Hall roughly) and Old Town (area around Independence Hall). Rest is the various neighborhood and suburb names.

NYC:
Manhattan has a downtown and midtown, but also neighborhood names overlaid (lower Manhattan, Tribeca, Battery Park City, SoHo, etc.)
Brooklyn has a downtown, but rest of borough is neighborhood names.
Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens - all neighborhood names.

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A Cranky One  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:48:43am

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:49:32am

re: #174 gocart mozart

He won the bullet giveaway… he got one free of charge delivered directly to the heart of the matter.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:53:46am

My heart!

dailymail.co.uk

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:54:33am

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:54:47am

re: #173 Belafon

Thought: Our national anthem is a fight song.

A racist, pro-slavery fight song,

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:56:06am

re: #185 Patricia Kayden

A racist, pro-slavery fight song,

Also a drinking song.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:57:08am

re: #179 Targetpractice

So VA Progressives are okay with a Trump sycophant who exploited nonexistent CRT elementary lessons to maximize White fear as their Governor? Good to know.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:57:17am

re: #150 Dangerman

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Whereas while DT was in office, what WE had was a (Fox) media-controlled state.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:57:45am

re: #183 Shropshire Slasher

My heart!

dailymail.co.uk

You can’t fool me. That’s a Tribble!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2022 • 7:59:34am
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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:01:12am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

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my grocery stores have some empty shelves, but it’s clearly logistics related rather than some massive panic wave of buying. I mean, my Ingles has got one entire shelf of cat food wiped out. There’s still cat food available, it’s just whatever truck is carrying that particular shelf of food is somewhere else. Has been for a couple of weeks at least. But hey, I go to Publix, and there’s all the cat food I could want.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:01:15am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

Tbh, I did see a few empty shelves but was able to get everything I needed so it wasn’t a problem. I guess I’m supposed to screech “F Biden” and vote Republican forever because of these shortages as if he’s directly blocking products from stores.

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steve_davis  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:02:35am

re: #187 Patricia Kayden

So VA Progressives are okay with a Trump sycophant who exploited nonexistent CRT elementary lessons to maximize White fear as their Governor? Good to know.

well, va progressives probably aren’t, but the majority of folks who vote democrat in va aren’t progressives, and they likely aren’t particularly well informed. even my own family, whom I love, is filled with folks who don’t read newspapers or watch the news and mostly have no idea what is actually going on in the world.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:03:23am

As before, I’ve found it widely varies by when and where you go shopping.

A Winn-Dixie on a Tuesday night? You’ll probably find most of what you need.

A Super Wal-Mart on a Sunday afternoon? Not so much.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:08:31am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

I don’t always find the exact brand I want the first time I check, but that’s about the limit of my issues.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:08:37am

re: #192 Patricia Kayden

Tbh, I did see a few empty shelves but was able to get everything I needed so it wasn’t a problem. I guess I’m supposed to screech “F Biden” and vote Republican forever because of these shortages as if he’s directly blocking products from stores.

My truck which was smashed by an idiot who didn’t scrap the ice off his windshield and was driving blind on December 12 is still in the shop waiting on parts, which are apparently hard to come by.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:10:20am

re: #192 Patricia Kayden

Tbh, I did see a few empty shelves but was able to get everything I needed so it wasn’t a problem. I guess I’m supposed to screech “F Biden” and vote Republican forever because of these shortages as if he’s directly blocking products from stores.

And don’t forget that Biden is also personally jacking up gasoline prices.

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:11:14am

re: #179 Targetpractice

That was more aimed at VA progressives, discouraging them from showing up at the polls by playing up McAuliffe’s association with the Clintons.

Yeah.

I can’t remember whether I read it here or elsewhere, but just the other day someone said:

Republicans are easy to trick into voting.
Democrats are easy to trick out of voting.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:11:14am

re: #187 Patricia Kayden

So VA Progressives are okay with a Trump sycophant who exploited nonexistent CRT elementary lessons to maximize White fear as their Governor? Good to know.

No, VA progressives probably stayed home because they saw no candidate they could support in the race.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:12:25am

re: #199 Targetpractice

No, VA progressives probably stayed home because they saw no candidate they could support in the race.

That’s what she said in the post you quoted. They’re OK with the racist.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:12:28am

re: #197 No Malarkey!

And don’t forget that Biden is also personally jacking up gasoline prices.

Except when the prices either freeze in place or start falling, then suddenly the subject’s no longer of any importance. Or you write a column about how gas prices have gone up compared to a year prior, when the economy was in the midst of a recession that was driving demand into the ground.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:15:06am

re: #151 Dangerman

Shocker!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:15:13am

re: #201 Targetpractice

Except when the prices either freeze in place or start falling, then suddenly the subject’s no longer of any importance. Or you write a column about how gas prices have gone up compared to a year prior, when the economy was in the midst of a recession that was driving demand into the ground.

It’s so easy to forget was gas was over $6 / gallon in California…in 2008.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:18:23am

re: #200 William Lewis

That’s what she said in the post you quoted. They’re OK with the racist.

If the voter breakdown is any indication, then they’re in good company with thousands of other VA Dems.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:19:22am

re: #204 Targetpractice

If the voter breakdown is any indication, then they’re in good company with thousands of other VA Dems.

So they’d rather just not vote than vote for the lesser of two evils. Is that the lesson here?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:20:22am

re: #199 Targetpractice

McAuliffe would have been a good Governor. We really need to stop this foolishness on our side of sitting out elections and thus letting dangerously awful people get into powerful positions.
Youngkin is going to make it harder for people to vote, for women to get abortions and for transgender Virginians to be treated equally. People are going to be hurt because Progressives are too stupid to figure out that you vote for the less than perfect candidate and push him in the right direction. You don’t let your enemy win.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:23:43am

re: #206 Patricia Kayden

McAuliffe would have been a good Governor. We really need to stop this foolishness on our side of sitting out elections and thus letting dangerously awful people get into powerful positions.
Youngkin is going to make it harder for people to vote, for women to get abortions and for transgender Virginians to be treated equally. People are going to be hurt because Progressives are too stupid to figure out that you vote for the less than perfect candidate and push him in the right direction. You don’t let your enemy win.

With what leverage? Here in VA, governors cannot serve consecutive terms, so the traditional leverage of threatening not to support an incumbent governor for reelection or to sponsor a challenger for the nomination mean little. Which is why they generally feel little pressure to listen to the voters, as McDonnell showed when he kept doggedly pursuing abortion restrictions despite them being wildly unpopular.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:24:21am

A Canadian antivaxxer has abducted his daughter to prevent her mother from getting her vaccinated. news.yahoo.com

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danarchy  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:25:56am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

I just went to the supermarket two days ago and there were lots of sparse and empty shelves. I’ve been ordering most of my groceries for delivery lately so it had been a while since I had been to the grocery store. It was a little surprising.

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Thanos  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:26:18am

While technically true, this provocative Drudge headline is definitely trolling for another conspiracy with the antigovernment militia types:

UPDATE: Special Forces Will Simulate Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Warfare Exercise…

if you go to the article you find out it’s an annual exercise designed to train special operations groups how to work to support foreign insurgencies / counter insurgencies and groups in unstable regions (like they’ve done the past 20 years…) The “on U.S. soil” part is true because it’s done in NC every year, but you know how the III percenters are going to interpret that… so get ready for Jade Helm II coming to a wingnut rant near you soon.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:27:30am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

So they’d rather just not vote than vote for the lesser of two evils. Is that the lesson here?

I’d rather we field candidates who have the broadest appeal, rather than just grabbing whoever’s the least offensive and then depending upon brand loyalty.

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calochortus  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:28:49am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

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My closest Safeway is a fairly small one and it not infrequently has empty shelves. This is not new. It was true before the pandemic. I think they stock it last, if they have anything extra from the larger stores.
They also rearranged it recently and upped the amounts of convenience and frozen foods while cutting back on actual ingredients. Sigh.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:30:56am

Personally, I remember reading about and seeing the local Wal-Mart with bare shelves before the pandemic, though in those days it was mostly presented as a sign that the company was squeezing every last cent out of their workforce by cutting numbers to bare bones and then trying to use automation to cover the gap. Hence the long line of registers that only ever have perhaps 2-3 open at any given hour because they’re bracketed at both ends by self-checkout areas.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:36:55am

re: #168 Belafon

That was the previous governor, who cannot run in consecutive elections. The biggest charge against McAuliffe is that he didn’t have a good answer to parents being able to review what their kids are learning. But it was mostly Democratic voters doing the lazy thing again.

Let’s not forget that Virginia was the home of the Confederacy and it’s still infested with white supremacists who were supportive of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. If Democrats fail to come out to vote once, they may discover that they will soon no longer be able to vote thanks to GOP voter suppression throughout the state.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:43:33am

Even the “good” Republicans, Cheney and Kinzinger, voted against voting rights. Remember that they are good with stealing elections as long as its done by suppressing the votes of minorities rather than by illegal postelection coups.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:44:29am

re: #176 No Malarkey!

It doesn’t. Saving American democracy depends on making the majority understand its in peril and giving a shit about it. That is a hard enough job as it is. I’m just hoping the upcoming reversal of Roe v. Wade wakes enough voters to prevent the GOP from taking complete control of Congress, because apparently their psychopathic push to get their own voters to commit suicide still isn’t enough.

They still blame immigrants from south of the border for spreading COVID, not the unvaccinated among us. Every one of them would have been Sieg Heiling Hitler in the 1930’s, at least at the beginning of his reign.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:47:58am

I would almost be okay with losing BBB so long as we get the voting rights bills passed.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:48:31am

re: #215 No Malarkey!

Even the “good” Republicans, Cheney and Kinzinger, voted against voting rights. Remember that they are good with stealing elections as long as its done by suppressing the votes of minorities rather than by illegal postelection coups.

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Cheney and Kinzinger voted for impeachment and sit on the 1/6 Committee only because they view the biggest danger to the GQP to be Trump and his continuing influence.

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gocart mozart  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:49:06am
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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:52:35am

SCOTUS issues only one opinion. No ruling on the mandates as they enter into effect.
The longer they take their time, the harder it’ll be for companies to go revert to pre-mandate.

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A Cranky One  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:53:05am

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:54:06am

re: #197 No Malarkey!

He’s so busy!! Pretty good for a senior citizen!!

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:54:48am

Fucking McCarthy is holding a press conference right now lying his fucking ass off.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:55:26am

re: #223 A Mom Anon

Fucking McCarthy is holding a press conference right now lying his fucking ass off.

So it’s a day ending in “y”?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:57:39am

Your morning breakfast food pron with a side of Spanish rice and fresh sliced tomato’s.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:59:17am

And deflecting like a motherfucker. Saying Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan and all the military equipment we had there is being sold on the black market. And why is it that the Capitol wasn’t protected enough and so easy to break into. And other ridiculous bullshit. He was supposed to talk about why he won’t cooperate with the 1/6 committee, because it’s not needed or necessary, while he uses the rest of his time to lie.

Also too, the RNC is not allowing any of their Presidential candidates to participate in debates.

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bratwurst  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:01:09am

Here is the most pathetic thing about Kevin McCarthy: he will never ever be obsequious enough to earn Trump’s love. Once the GOP re-takes the House Trump will install someone who never once blamed him for January 6 as Speaker.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:01:48am

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

I go to the supermarket twice a week and have not encountered empty shelves of anything whatsoever.

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Frozen french fries were in short supply at Walmart (1 bag per customer) today, but that’s about it.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:02:49am

re: #228 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Frozen french fries were in short supply at Walmart (1 bag per customer) today, but that’s about it.

That’s because of climate change causing droughts in Canada.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:04:01am

re: #217 Eclectic Cyborg

I would almost be okay with losing BBB so long as we get the voting rights bills passed.

If we get the voting rights bills passed, the danger to the BBB or anything else becomes less acute. Still plenty to worry about, but the threat to democracy, at least, will be mitigated for now.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:06:23am

Alexa, show me what “career suicide” looks like:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:06:43am

Well OK, one thing. I went to the kosher bodega yesterday and they did not have any small whole chickens, only big ones (4-5 lbs.) So I’m going back today to see if they have any and if not then I will just buy a cut up chicken.

The thing with the kosher bodega though is that it has always had random shortage of random products and this has been going on for years. Z says that if he buys a snack that he likes there is a 100% chance that it will no longer be stocked at that store.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:08:09am

re: #231 Targetpractice

Alexa, show me what “career suicide” looks like:

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Is her hair product giving her brain damage? That is what killed Jean Harlow.

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bratwurst  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:08:58am

Just back from the supermarket myself. The only empty shelves I found were unavailable varieties of Greek yogurt. I shall have to make due with peach instead of cherry. Boo hoo.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:09:57am

re: #104 ipsos

Chincoteague
Conococheague

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:10:15am

I genuinely don’t know which I’d find sadder: That Sinema’s been bribed with 30 pieces of silver to sabotage her own party, or that she’s doing it because she gets off on being seen as “contrarian.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:10:45am

re: #231 Targetpractice

Alexa, show me what “career suicide” looks like:

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She knows that her Senate career is on life support and she may be using the time to acquire wealth that would have previously been unavailable to her. She clearly does not care about the damage she is inflicting on our democracy and may be focusing on her post-Senate options.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:16:39am

re: #237 Hecuba’s daughter

She’s talking right now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:16:45am

re: #231 Targetpractice

Alexa, show me what “career suicide” looks like:

“Look at me! Over here! Please! Over here! Look at me!”

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:18:38am

I can already guess the contents of her speech without listening: “Bipartisan” this, “debate” that, all a bunch of words that mean little other than she has been paid to stand in the way of her party’s agenda by appealing to an ideal that never existed in the first place.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:20:05am

re: #240 Targetpractice

I can already guess the contents of her speech without listening: “Bipartisan” this, “debate” that, all a bunch of words that mean little other than she has been paid to stand in the way of her party’s agenda by appealing to an ideal that never existed in the first place.

Throw in a bit about the “232-year-old tradition of the Senate,” which, as we all already know, the filibuster is NOT a part of the original construction of the Senate, and the modern incarnation is less than 50 (?) years old.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:20:09am

re: #239 Eclectic Cyborg

She’s saying she does support the current voting bills coming before the Senate. But she says the 60 vote requirement is something that needs to stay in place.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:20:52am

re: #191 steve_davis

my grocery stores have some empty shelves, but it’s clearly logistics related rather than some massive panic wave of buying. I mean, my Ingles has got one entire shelf of cat food wiped out. There’s still cat food available, it’s just whatever truck is carrying that particular shelf of food is somewhere else. Has been for a couple of weeks at least. But hey, I go to Publix, and there’s all the cat food I could want.

just came back from local publix 1 of 3 we frequent
most everything is at least partially stocked
some shelves it’s clear that stock is moved to the front and the backs arent full
gatorade sections has been empty for 2 months
publix pasta had a sale so it’s all gone - the other pasta brands are all there

the rest of the store i’d say sporadic specific outages - not whole brands.
ie lots of bob’s red mill, but only 1 bag of steel cut oats, which i snagged

i’d call it possibly concerning but not yet worrisome

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:22:02am

re: #242 A Mom Anon

She’s saying she does support the current voting bills coming before the Senate. But she says the 60 vote requirement is something that needs to stay in place.

“Does that mean you really don’t support them?”

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:22:27am

re: #196 No Malarkey!

My truck which was smashed by an idiot who didn’t scrap the ice off his windshield and was driving blind on December 12 is still in the shop waiting on parts, which are apparently hard to come by.

i’ve been waiting for 2+ months for parts for a 2005 volvo
aftermarkets are available on amazon but the dealer will only use what they can get through channels

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ipsos  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:23:02am

re: #155 sizzzzlerz

Applying “the” to highway numbers seems to be a naming convention used in southern Cal. The 5. The 405. The 101. Everywhere else, they’re just “5”, “405”, and “101”. You’ll hear people use “the” is other locations but I can almost guarantee that they had been in southern Cal at some point in their lives.

Also a Buffalo/Rochester shibboleth.

If you’re from Buffalo, you drive on “the 190” and “the 33.” (Or the 198, which is the Scajaquada, which is pronounced “Fred,” but with a silent B.)

An hour east here in Rochester, it’s just “390” and “490” and never “the.”

And I misspoke earlier… “Avon” here rhymes with “have on,” and it’s a sure sign of an outsider to pronounce it like “rave on.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:24:12am

re: #242 A Mom Anon

She’s saying she does support the current voting bills coming before the Senate. But she says the 60 vote requirement is something that needs to stay in place.

For reasons that either A) are totally bullshit or B) are so nebulous as to be non-existent.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:25:40am

re: #247 Targetpractice

For reasons that either A) are totally bullshit or B) are so nebulous as to be non-existent.

I’m starting to get the sense that “I don’t want to change the filibuster” is code for, “I want to look like I support it, but there’s no way in hell I’ll vote for it.”

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:26:08am

re: #244 Belafon

Yeah, she’s both sidering the shit out of abuse of the filibuster. President Biden is supposed to address Dems in a few minutes so she decided to undermine him by going in front of cameras and running her yap. And saying she didn’t like Biden’s speech as being too divisive.She had plenty to say about it, but won’t talk to constituents or the press. I hope AZ Dems have someone good to run against her sorry ass.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:26:13am

re: #242 A Mom Anon

She’s saying she does support the current voting bills coming before the Senate. But she says the 60 vote requirement is something that needs to stay in place.

There was discussion here yesterday of some parliamentary trick to pass this legislation that would bypass the filibuster rules. Is that still on the table and feasible?

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:26:30am

re: #245 Dangerman

i’ve been waiting for 2+ months for parts for a 2005 volvo
aftermarkets are available on amazon but the dealer will only use what they can get through channels

Order the parts from RockAuto and take it somewhere else, knowing what is broke is half the battle.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:27:27am

re: #250 Hecuba’s daughter

There was discussion here yesterday of some parliamentary trick to pass this legislation that would bypass the filibuster rules. Is that still on the table and feasible?

That trick doesn’t fully bypass the filibuster, as far as I can understand it. Both houses have to pass some version of the bill, and then final passage of the reconciled bill can bypass the filibuster if they go back and forth enough times. I think that’s my understanding.

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danarchy  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:27:45am

re: #250 Hecuba’s daughter

There was discussion here yesterday of some parliamentary trick to pass this legislation that would bypass the filibuster rules. Is that still on the table and feasible?

I believe event that would require the dems to overturn the filibuster for very specific conditions.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:28:38am

re: #250 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m not sure, I hope they figure out a way around this nonsense. I know there’s a way to work around some of this obstruction, but how feasible it is I have no idea.

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:29:42am

re: #250 Hecuba’s daughter

There was discussion here yesterday of some parliamentary trick to pass this legislation that would bypass the filibuster rules. Is that still on the table and feasible?

If I understand correctly, the parliamentary trick (“messages between the houses”) is to overcome the filibuster on even bringing the bill to the floor for debate.

Actually passing the thing will require a whole separate carve-out of the filibuster at the very least.

And I wish anyone in the top-shelf media was even mentioning that li’l fact.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:30:33am

Joining Lisa from credit card services and the ever friendly warning that our car warranty has expired is the new game in town — and they leave VM messages: “I’m calling you from AT&T DIRECTV to let you know that your existing account is qualified for 50% off…”

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:30:49am

re: #240 Targetpractice

I can already guess the contents of her speech without listening: “Bipartisan” this, “debate” that, all a bunch of words that mean little other than she has been paid to stand in the way of her party’s agenda by appealing to an ideal that never existed in the first place.

there is no debate if a single individual from the minority party can merely say a magic word and then no one is allowed to talk on the floor about the bill

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danarchy  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:31:07am

re: #252 Dopamine Fish

That trick doesn’t fully bypass the filibuster, as far as I can understand it. Both houses have to pass some version of the bill, and then final passage of the reconciled bill can bypass the filibuster if they go back and forth enough times. I think that’s my understanding.

As I understand it they would take a bill that is completely unrelated that has already passed both houses and had some negotiation back and forth. The House dems would just remove the language of the existing bill and insert the language of the voting rights act and pass it back to the senate. That would allow the senate to open debate which is one step further than they currently are, but the republicans could still filibuster closing the debate and going to a vote.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:32:12am

re: #246 ipsos

Also a Buffalo/Rochester shibboleth.

If you’re from Buffalo, you drive on “the 190” and “the 33.” (Or the 198, which is the Scajaquada, which is pronounced “Fred,” but with a silent B.)

An hour east here in Rochester, it’s just “390” and “490” and never “the.”

And I misspoke earlier… “Avon” here rhymes with “have on,” and it’s a sure sign of an outsider to pronounce it like “rave on.”

+1 for this

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:32:33am

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

Joining Lisa from credit card services and the ever friendly warning that our car warranty has expired is the new game in town — and they leave VM messages: “I’m calling you from AT&T DIRECTV to let you know that your existing account is qualified for 50% off…”

I receive at least one of those every week. I just let it roll to voicemail and then delete the voicemail. They never call with the same number twice.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:33:13am

Sinema currently writing the obituary for the Dem Congressional majority, a majority that can carve out an exception to the filibuster to pass a debt ceiling hike but cannot violate the sanctity of same for voting rights or helping the poor.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:34:53am

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

Joining Lisa from credit card services and the ever friendly warning that our car warranty has expired is the new game in town — and they leave VM messages: “I’m calling you from AT&T DIRECTV to let you know that your existing account is qualified for 50% off…”

cat-tikvah I don’t know why you down-dinged Hecuba’s Daughter unless you are Lisa!!! and no I don’t need an extended car warranty! Nice try!

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Citizen K  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:35:40am

re: #172 Wile E. Wonka

Wasn’t there also a bunch of ooga-booga going around about McAuliffe being a “known associate” of the Clintons? I swear, to a certain chunk of the American left, saying “Clinton” has become a running “Frau Blücher” gag.

Except, of course, how it ain’t funny.

Hell, they’re trying to make Pelosi, Harris, even Biden at this point the same sort of toxic reflexive trigger where they very mention of their name sends them screaming away from whatever policy they’d otherwise support and into the arms of Daddy GOP because each and every one of them is History’s Greatest Monster.

And it seems to be working unfortunately.

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Thanos  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:35:41am

re: #213 Targetpractice

Personally, I remember reading about and seeing the local Wal-Mart with bare shelves before the pandemic, though in those days it was mostly presented as a sign that the company was squeezing every last cent out of their workforce by cutting numbers to bare bones and then trying to use automation to cover the gap. Hence the long line of registers that only ever have perhaps 2-3 open at any given hour because they’re bracketed at both ends by self-checkout areas.

Walmart recently went through a phase where they outsourced their stocking to “independent contractors” and they redesigned stores and shelf spaces to accommodate that change. For a while the Walmarts in our area looked like 3rd world street markets until they got through that.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:35:43am

re: #252 Dopamine Fish

That trick doesn’t fully bypass the filibuster, as far as I can understand it. Both houses have to pass some version of the bill, and then final passage of the reconciled bill can bypass the filibuster if they go back and forth enough times. I think that’s my understanding.

it will get it to the debate stage, but doesnt guarantee passage after

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:35:44am

re: #252 Dopamine Fish

That trick doesn’t fully bypass the filibuster, as far as I can understand it. Both houses have to pass some version of the bill, and then final passage of the reconciled bill can bypass the filibuster if they go back and forth enough times. I think that’s my understanding.

My understanding was that this trick can force debate, can force the question be brought to the floor to be considered and discussed and speechified about, but can’t force cloture and a final vote.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:36:51am

Even if voting rights won’t pass, would it not be a good idea to still vote on it to get the GOP on record as being anti-democracy?

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:36:58am

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

Joining Lisa from credit card services and the ever friendly warning that our car warranty has expired is the new game in town — and they leave VM messages: “I’m calling you from AT&T DIRECTV to let you know that your existing account is qualified for 50% off…”

whenever i get those calls i always say you can give me any discount you want.
you dont need ‘authorization’ from me

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Citizen K  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:39:16am

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

Even if voting rights won’t pass, would it not be a good idea to still vote on it to get the GOP on record as being anti-democracy?

Under ideal conditions? It should.

But look at how failure to pass BBB went. Look at the reaction to bills that did, in fact, go to a vote and were shot down. Dems weren’t given credit for pushing things to a vote just to get Republican votes against it on record. They were screamed at for failure because they have the ‘majority’ and thus should be able to do anything, everywhere, anytime.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:40:24am

If stupid people had a way of knowing that they’re stupid, they could follow the lead of smarter people, improving outcomes, but Republicans keep telling stupid people that they’re smart, and that normal people have a mental-disorder.

Glenn Beck Says He Has COVID Again and It’s Hit His Lungs—but He’s Taking Ivermectin (The Daily Beast)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:41:14am

re: #229 Belafon

Biden is now even messing Canada up!! Tutt tutt!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:43:43am

re: #270 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It would be quite karmic for someone like Glenn Beck to die of Covid.

I suspect he won’t.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:45:39am

re: #268 Dangerman

whenever i get those calls i always say you can give me any discount you want.
you dont need ‘authorization’ from me

Unfortunately, the discount requires switching to Directv and I don’t trust the reliability of satellite dishes in an area that periodically gets significant snowfall.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:46:01am

re: #66 I Would Prefer Not To

Not good at all.

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Ferdinand  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:46:42am

Rod Dreher just announced he’s got COVID. He’s not antivax but seems to have fallen down the Chinese bioweapon rabbit hole.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:46:46am

the question is what the commission does

“The Republican National Committee is preparing to change its rules to require presidential candidates seeking the party’s nomination to sign a pledge to not participate in any debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates,” the New York Times reports.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:47:04am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

It would be quite karmic for someone like Glenn Beck to die of Covid.

I suspect he won’t.

Isn’t he vaccinated and boosted? So it would not be a good advertisement for vaccines if he died or was significantly harmed by the illness.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:47:28am

Broke 20K this morning. My thanks to the Lizard Nation.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:48:52am

re: #164 The Pie Overlord!

My first attempt too. Saw over a dozen shares in 24 hours, figured I’d finally give it a try:
Wordle 208 5/6*

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
🟩⬜🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Wasted a perfectly good third try on account of confusing the colors after I got two right on my second attempt. Then again, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t get the colors wrong in literally everything. xD

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:49:03am

re: #273 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, the discount requires switching to Directv and I don’t trust the reliability of satellite dishes in an area that periodically gets significant snowfall.

oh i know
that belies the come on
they’re not calling to freely give me a discount on my current service
they want to sell me something else and get me to sign a new contract

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:50:17am

re: #273 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, the discount requires switching to Directv and I don’t trust the reliability of satellite dishes in an area that periodically gets significant snowfall.

They have heated dishes for cold areas. I had DirecTV many years ago, and it would only cut out in very heavy rain.

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austin_blue  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:50:21am

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Leopard or Jaguar?

(a rough looking customer, either way!)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:51:37am

re: #278 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Broke 20K this morning. My thanks to the Lizard Nation.

Too bad you couldn’t carry over your karma from your prior id!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:52:02am

re: #277 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t he vaccinated and boosted? So it would not be a good advertisement for vaccines if he died or was significantly harmed by the illness.

He says he’s unvaccinated, so the question is whether he performs as a dumbass for profit, or is a dumbass. I think he’s an actual dumbass.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:54:48am

re: #284 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He says he’s unvaccinated, so the question is whether he performs as a dumbass for profit, or is a dumbass. I think he’s an actual dumbass.

In that case — if he is telling the truth about his vaccination status — may the disease do its thing.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:55:36am

re: #283 Hecuba’s daughter

Too bad you couldn’t carry over your karma from your prior id!

Actually I made 20K pretty quick compared to that asshole. Nope he can stay exactly where he is. Dead and buried in the past.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:56:44am

Queen Elizabeth II just (royally) pimp-slapped Prince Andrew:

Prince Andrew was today stripped of his military titles and royal patronages by the Queen, who said he will have to face his sexual assault lawsuit as a ‘private citizen’.

The Duke of York will also be banned from using the styling ‘HRH’ in any capacity, according to a royal source, signalling his mother’s attempt to distance the Royal Family from the ninth in line to the throne as he faces a humiliating trial in the US.

The move to shred Andrew’s ties with the military is likely to be particularly painful for the Royal Navy veteran, who served with distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War.

It comes after a day after a US judge unequivocally rejected the prince’s bid to have his sex abuse case thrown out, leaving him facing the prospect of being cross-examined for seven hours on camera with embarrassing questions on everything from his sex life and ‘private parts’.

dailymail.co.uk

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austin_blue  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:56:53am

re: #155 sizzzzlerz

Applying “the” to highway numbers seems to be a naming convention used in southern Cal. The 5. The 405. The 101. Everywhere else, they’re just “5”, “405”, and “101”. You’ll hear people use “the” is other locations but I can almost guarantee that they had been in southern Cal at some point in their lives.

When I lived in May-retta (Marietta) Georgia in 1970-1972, the main road through town, US Highway 41, was called the FoeLain.

Ten years later, I lived ten blocks from the same Highway near its northern end in the Upper Peninsula in Marquette, Mi.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:59:20am

re: #279 (((Archangel1)))

Wordle 208 X/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨

I got my butt kicked today.

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:01:13am

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

It killed me too, I had 2 vowels, and in the right place

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Captain Magic  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:01:37am

re: #264 Thanos

Walmart recently went through a phase where they outsourced their stocking to “independent contractors” and they redesigned stores and shelf spaces to accommodate that change.

I’m waiting for Walmart to outsource the entire store…

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:02:38am

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

Wordle 208 X/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨

I got my butt kicked today.

Today’s was hard. I got to the point where I knew how the word started and ended, and it still took me 15 minutes to actually identify the word. I was kicking myself.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:04:00am

re: #264 Thanos

Walmart recently went through a phase where they outsourced their stocking to “independent contractors” and they redesigned stores and shelf spaces to accommodate that change. For a while the Walmarts in our area looked like 3rd world street markets until they got through that.

As long as “recently” means “for the last 15 years.”

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:04:44am

Walmart has been having a lot of the products stocked by the companies that make them for years.

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Teukka  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:07:13am

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ipsos  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:10:28am

re: #292 Dopamine Fish

Today’s was hard. I got to the point where I knew how the word started and ended, and it still took me 15 minutes to actually identify the word. I was kicking myself.

I got today’s in 3. First 3 I’ve ever had!

If you want an even more challenging version, try Absurdle. Instead of starting with a fixed word, it changes the target word each time you make a guess, using whatever’s left in its dictionary that doesn’t use letters you’ve already guessed. The goal is to winnow down its remaining options until you back it into a corner where only one word still fits.

Best I’ve done on it so far is an occasional 6 (you get unlimited guesses, and worst I’ve done so far is 11.)

qntm.org

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:10:49am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:11:51am

The face of an antivaxxer who is finally taking covid seriously.

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:12:04am

re: #290 Egregious Philbin

It killed me too, I had 2 vowels, and in the right place

4/6 for me, just a (lucky)stab at the double letter

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Captain Magic  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:13:45am

re: #298 No Malarkey!

And to think how many CPAP supplies that should go to actual CPAP users are getting repurposed for this, causing a supply chain issue of its own.

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Dragonomics  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:15:04am

My local Von’s got rid of their discount dented cans shelf. Now I got to dent my own cans and at full price. This is an outrage. Why won’t FOX News interview me?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:17:09am

re: #275 Ferdinand

Rod Dreher just announced he’s got COVID. He’s not antivax but seems to have fallen down the Chinese bioweapon rabbit hole.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:17:46am

re: #262 Shropshire Slasher

Was not intentional.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:19:10am

re: #299 Jay C

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:20:42am

re: #270 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If stupid people had a way of knowing that they’re stupid, they could follow the lead of smarter people, improving outcomes, but Republicans keep telling stupid people that they’re smart, and that normal people have a mental-disorder.

Glenn Beck Says He Has COVID Again and It’s Hit His Lungs—but He’s Taking Ivermectin (The Daily Beast)

Its remarkable that people have been suffering and dying of Covid for two years now, and yet millions still choose to believe its no big deal or its some kind of hoax until it finally happens to them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:20:50am

re: #299 Jay C

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Comment below is a clue for solution. Took me 4 this last time but that’s typical; of the 4 times playing, 3 times it took 4 and once it took 5.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:21:42am

When looking at the batshit commisar of the Texas Oblast, it is sometimes difficult for rational people in other parts of the world to realize that he is, in fact, widely opposed for not being batshit enough.

Wise County GOP Censures Gov. Greg Abbott Over Pandemic Orders, Lack of Legislative Vaccine Mandate Ban
These are their complaints:

Abbott’s refusal to call another special legislative session to legislatively ban vaccine mandates
The lack of a ban on chemical castration and gender-changing surgeries on the special session calls
“Fail[ure] to adequately protect the southern border of Texas from foreign invasion”
The “extremism training” for Texas’ military forces mandated by the federal government
“Creating law via executive order”
His role in closing beaches and localities closing churches
Enrolling the state in a $295 million contact tracing program
Mask mandates, limitations of gatherings, business closures, and essential versus nonessential designations

Stalin and Trotsky as far as I am concerned. We should send each gang a crate of icepicks. (Yes, I realize it was actually an axe but the goobers won’t know that when they go all stabby on each other.)

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:22:29am

Blast! I’m either “just sick” or I’ve got Rona. I’ve had some stomach upset this week which I put off to the usual stuff, but today I simply cannot think straight and I logged off of work a few minutes ago. I’m now trying to remember where I put my thermometer.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:22:48am

re: #304 (((Archangel1)))

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Always question what you think you’re assuming

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:23:29am

re: #288 austin_blue

Now it’s called Cobb Parkway, at least the part in Cobb County. Marietta is pronounced Mary-Etta now, on the news, most of the folks around here pronounce it that way. Even the family who owned the land around and including my house at one time, back to before the civil war pronounced it that way. I think I’ve only heard it pronounced May-retta once in the 30 yrs I’ve lived in GA. That was a teacher of my son’s who came here from Macon to teach.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:23:52am

re: #305 No Malarkey!

Its remarkable that people have been suffering and dying of Covid for two years now, and yet millions still choose to believe its no big deal or its some kind of hoax until it finally happens to them.

They think they won’t get it
Or if they do it’ll be mild
Oh and there won’t be any long term effects

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:26:02am

re: #308 mmmirele

Blast! I’m either “just sick” or I’ve got Rona. I’ve had some stomach upset this week which I put off to the usual stuff, but today I simply cannot think straight and I logged off of work a few minutes ago. I’m now trying to remember where I put my thermometer.

The revolution will not be televised, but the plague will be live-blogged.

Good luck.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:27:40am
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Jay C  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:28:01am

re: #304 (((Archangel1)))

No surprise that Wordle has become so popular so quickly- it took me a lot of staring at the keyboard to get today’s: but it was a pleasant shock to see all those green letters turn over. So far I’ve gotten two 4s and a 5. And look forward to the new one every day.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:29:32am

re: #314 Jay C

No surprise that Wordle has become so popular so quickly- it took me a lot of staring at the keyboard to get today’s: but it was a pleasantly shock to see all those green letters turn over. So far I’ve gotten two 4s and a 5. And look forward to the new one every day.

I have a 4, a 5, and a 6. The 6 was because I wasted two guesses with letters that I already knew were in the wrong positions.

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:30:09am

Thermometer found. Temperature is 97.9, which is above my usual temperature of 96.5. So I am going to assume for the moment that I’m sick and contagious. My brother is bringing me a bag of fresh oranges just picked off the tree. I was going to stop by there and get them myself after work today, but I am now isolating myself. He will also tell our mother that “something came up” and I’m not coming over this evening. Blergh.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:30:21am

re: #295 Teukka

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:30:55am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:31:11am

re: #311 Dangerman

They think they won’t get it
Or if they do it’ll be mild
Oh and there won’t be any long term effects

They particularly believe that to be true of children who they believe should not be vaxxed or masked because so few become ill and it’s worse “for children not to see each other’s faces”. It’s ChiLd ABuse if yOu vAccinAte or mAsK!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:34:31am

re: #318 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s toast.

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH (BBC News)

Some of that could have waited for the results of an actual trial. Next up, they leave him a Luger with 1 round.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:36:03am

re: #318 Punish Domestic Terrorists

re: #320 Decatur Deb

The Andrew formerly known as Prince.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:36:25am

re: #307 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

When looking at the batshit commisar of the Texas Oblast, it is sometimes difficult for rational people in other parts of the world to realize that he is, in fact, widely opposed for not being batshit enough.

Wise County GOP Censures Gov. Greg Abbott Over Pandemic Orders, Lack of Legislative Vaccine Mandate Ban
These are their complaints:

Stalin and Trotsky as far as I am concerned. We should send each gang a crate of icepicks. (Yes, I realize it was actually an axe but the goobers won’t know that when they go all stabby on each other.)

Wise County is the howling wilderness just west of Denton County. The latter is the home of a couple of notoriously liberal educational institutions, the University of North Texas (well known music school and therefore overrun with weirdos), and Texas Woman’s University, a whole college full of women who are not there to find husbands, and therefore highly suspect. The Wise Countyians are traditionally a paranoid lot, lest hippies and communists come pouring over from Denton to pollute their bodily essences and corrupt their youth.

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:36:55am

re: #318 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s toast.

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH (BBC News)

I suspect this is due to Virginia Giuffre getting a ruling allowing her New York State civil suit against Andrew to proceed. Oh, and she does not want money, she wants more.

theguardian.com

I also noticed that Kyrsten Sinema is against filibuster reform, so I called her office in DC and left a message telling her to support filibuster reform, Build Back Better and ungutting the Voting Rights Act, rounding it out with ‘She needs to get her act together!’ Tired of her.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:37:01am

re: #297 (((Archangel1)))

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Fuck her. Then require speaking filibusters for fuck’s sake. It is quite literally the least she could do.

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darthstar  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:38:40am

Close call on the dog walk this morning. I coulda got killed!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:40:49am

re: #318 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s toast.

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH (BBC News)

Remember, he is just facing a civil suit, not criminal charges. But he is permanently disgraced.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:41:39am

re: #320 Decatur Deb

Some of that could have waited for the results of an actual trial. Next up, they leave him a Luger with 1 round.

You wait* for the trial if you believe the defendant is innocent

*unless you’re a Republican, in which case all Democrats are automatically guilty and all Republicans are innocent and you will sabotage all efforts at a trial for GOP defendants

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Teukka  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:42:16am

re: #317 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:42:36am

DOJ prosecutors indict and arrest Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy.

DOJ is working up the chain… this is a significant move forward and goes another step closer to Trumpworld directly and personally.

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A Cranky One  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:42:37am

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No Malarkey!  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:42:56am

Finally, a leader who didn’t go in the Capitol is indicted.

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darthstar  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:43:34am

BTW…there are double letters in Wordle. I spent twenty minutes kicking myself with consonants before seeing the light…and got out in 5.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:44:04am
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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:45:36am

The head of the Oath Keepers, Stuart Rhodes has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy. The government has to prove 2 or more people conspired by force to overthrow and interfere with the operation of government. I’m guessing they have proof, of that and more. Lock Him Up!!!

And I see others got to it before me,sigh,lol.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:45:47am

re: #329 lawhawk

DOJ prosecutors indict and arrest Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy.

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DOJ is working up the chain… this is a significant move forward and goes another step closer to Trumpworld directly and personally.

It’s about time. I’ve been wanting to see the OathBreakers go down for years.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:46:02am
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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:46:17am
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darthstar  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:46:24am

re: #331 No Malarkey!

Finally, a leader who didn’t go in the Capitol is indicted.

Seditious conspiracy… That sounds delicious. Paging Mark Meadows and Roger Stone and Jeffrey Clark…y’all are going down.

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darthstar  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:46:59am

re: #336 Charles Johnson

See what I mean?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:47:02am

re: #334 A Mom Anon

The head of the Oath Keepers, Stuart Rhodes has been arrested and charged with sedituous conspiracy. The government has to prove 2 or more people conspired by force to overthrow and interfere with the operation of government. I’m guessing they have proof, of that and more. Lock Him Up!!!

Dumbass has been chasing his fate for a long time.

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lawhawk  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:47:53am

“First” they came for the Oath Keepers… and I was like… about damned fucking time these insurrectionist domestic terrorists were charged and arrested for their role in 1/6.

I’d have to check the indictments to see who else they communicated with inside Trumpworld or who might be identified as someone in Trumpworld who they conspired with… and I’m thinking that Roger Stone is probably in the hot seat once again.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:48:09am

re: #338 darthstar

Seditious conspiracy… That sounds delicious. Paging Mark Meadows and Roger Stone and Jeffrey Clark…y’all are going down.

One hopes.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:52:33am

re: #329 lawhawk

DOJ prosecutors indict and arrest Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy.

DOJ is working up the chain… this is a significant move forward and goes another step closer to Trumpworld directly and personally.

That’s great news. It’s clear now that the DOJ’s strategy has been to give the rank and file a bit of a scare, with plea bargains and light sentencing, to get information to roll up on the guys at the top with the big heavy charges. Shit’s getting real now, yo.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:52:45am

re: #308 mmmirele

Blast! I’m either “just sick” or I’ve got Rona. I’ve had some stomach upset this week which I put off to the usual stuff, but today I simply cannot think straight and I logged off of work a few minutes ago. I’m now trying to remember where I put my thermometer.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:53:40am

FYI, the world’s most popular Litigation Disaster Tour Guide apparently thinks this is a BFD:

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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:53:46am

re: #341 lawhawk

I’m seeing there are a total of 11 people charged with this, so hopefully this is a sign of many more serious charges to come. I think a lot of people don’t realize that there’s really only been a clear path to start this process in earnest for less than 6 months. Joyce Vance is on msnbc right now explaining what’s happening here and why. The government has to claim and prove overt acts to overthrow and interfere in the process of government. I also didn’t know that Rhodes was formerly a Capitol Hill staffer.

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:53:51am

re: #337 lawhawk

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:55:09am

re: #344 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Getting started on monoclonals very quickly is important, and testing is the key.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:55:41am

re: #335 William Lewis

It’s about time. I’ve been wanting to see the OathBreakers go down for years.

Yep, they deserted to the enemy as far as I am concerned. Fry their traitor asses.

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darthstar  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:56:30am

re: #344 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Got my PCR as my antigen results appeared yesterday. Both negative. That woman who breathed all over me at the bar on Sunday morning must be negative. Bothered my wife too

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:56:50am

re: #344 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:56:51am

re: #333 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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Decatur Deb  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:57:35am

re: #346 A Mom Anon

I’m seeing there are a total of 11 people charged with this, so hopefully this is a sign of many more serious charges to come. I think a lot of people don’t realize that there’s really only been a clear path to start this process in earnest for less than 6 months. Joyce Vance is on msnbc right now explaining what’s happening here and why. The government has to claim and prove overt acts to overthrow and interfere in the process of government. I also didn’t know that Rhodes was formerly a Capitol Hill staffer.

Bleeding out on the Capitol floor is pretty overt.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:58:09am

re: #345 Dopamine Fish

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:58:15am

re: #318 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s toast.

Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH (BBC News)

We’ll know for sure when the press stop referring to him as “Prince Andrew”, and shifts to “unemployed veteran Andy York, London”…..

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Dangerman  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:05:29am

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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“seditious conspiracy” trending on twitter and google, right?

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Captain Magic  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:06:44am

re: #329 lawhawk

Stewart Rhodes:

“All of the people that are being unlawfully detained or denied bail, they’re being abandoned by Trump. He’s done nothing for them. You know, he could donate money, he hasn’t even done that. He didn’t pardon anybody while he was still in office, and then when he left, he hasn’t raised money,” Rhodes said. “… I think he has abandoned his base, because he has abandoned the people who were there to protect his other supporters. So yes, I do feel abandoned by him.”

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:13:15am

re: #328 Teukka

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:36:15am

re: #357 Captain Magic

Stewart Rhodes:

Dude might be willing to spill the beans to get a lesser sentence if he is feeling that way.


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