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1
I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:29:38pm

Doing another online poker tourny and I’m in the money. Updates to follow.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:30:50pm

My idiot asshole anti-vax oldest brother emailed me a “YOU GOTTA SEE THIS” bullshit ‘research’ on vaccines…

People will eventually start to make the link between vaccination and the sudden, unexpected onset of neurological, cardiovascular, or immunological symptoms such as:

death (including death in your sleep)

COVID infection

cardiac arrest

pulmonary embolism

intracranial hemorrhage

Bell’s Palsy

Guillain-Barre

peripheral neuropathy

severe and persistent muscle spasms

menstrual issues (high flow, low flow, start, stop, timing)

Re-emergence of latent disease (cancers, shingles, etc.)

Worsening diabetes

and hundreds more serious adverse events that are obvious in VAERS but where the CDC is staying silent

I wonder if I should reply and ask him if his menstrual cycles have been adverse.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:40:14pm
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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:44:37pm

re: #2 darthstar

Or if his shingles are flaring up again. If we can survive this fucking mess, we have GOT to get wingnuts out of K-12 education. JFC, I am a suburban housewife who graduated high school(I also have some sort of certificate from a trade school type place that says I am an interior decorator,lol), and even I understand basic science and how bacteria and viruses work. And what will and won’t kill them or help prevent their spread.

Let the right wing and religious zealots homeschool or create their own schools without taxpayer funds. Then listen to them cry when their kids can’t get into college or tech school or even stay employed at a low paying job.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:46:23pm
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darthstar  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:46:37pm

re: #4 A Mom Anon

I wrote a couple of replies and deleted them without sending. He’s my brother…I just have to let him be a fuckin’ retard if that’s what he wants.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:48:49pm

re: #1 I Would Prefer Not To

Doing another online poker tourny and I’m in the money. Updates to follow.

bought in for 30 cashed out for 66. 14th place. paid 27. no complaints.

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ckkatz  Jan 20, 2022 • 8:54:15pm

Another Bannon grift…

Setting up a “Defense Fund” for the Jan 6th indicted. Apparently not yet registered as a charity in New Jersey; Very little financial transparency; Making it difficult for recipients to switch from the fund selected attorneys…

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:02:30pm

re: #2 darthstar

“So, your bumhole hurts after the prick? It’s not the vax!”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:04:39pm

Wordle 216 5/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

now I have to wait 24 hours for another one.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:12:46pm

re: #175 ckkatz

Those seven tweets took 8:50 minutes to render. Is LGF being throttled by Twitter?

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Citizen K  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:14:05pm

Wordle 216 3/6

🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Eliminating all but one vowel by the second word sort of narrowed things down but I kinda got lucky with that one in all honesty.

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:19:42pm

re: #12 Citizen K

Wordle 216 3/6

🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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powerlanguage.co.uk

Same here.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:22:03pm
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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:29:59pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Aside from the palace intrigue of who asked what when, the only thing that matters is did he or didn’t he wear a mask.

Nope, he didn’t, so he’s an asshole. End of story.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:33:21pm

re: #14 Dread Pirate Ron

What’s wrong with Texas? They didn’t complain about their energy supply during the Alamo. Can’t they just be nostalgic until spring?

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Targetpractice  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:43:23pm

re: #2 darthstar

Just tell him that VAERS is about as reliable a source as a Change,org petition with signatures from “Mike Hunt” or “I.P. Freely.”

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RinaX  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:46:37pm

To hell with Manchima and Van Jones.

Wordle 216 5/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜
🟨🟩🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I got a little random today, but it paid off in the end.

Test

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:47:41pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Just tell him that VAERS is about as reliable a source as a Change,org petition with signatures from “Mike Hunt” or “I.P. Freely.”

When I was 15-16 and living in Fiji as a foreign exchange student, we went to a resort hotel and paged Mike Hunt by the pool more than once…good times.

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ckkatz  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:56:52pm

re: #11 Dread Pirate Ron

re: #175 ckkatz

Those seven tweets took 8:50 minutes to render. Is LGF being throttled by Twitter?

Twitter has been going up and down all evening.
(At least for me. And I don’t think that is due to my magnetic personality. ;) )

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ckkatz  Jan 20, 2022 • 9:59:58pm

Latvian pop song:

Andris Skuja & Inese Sai
Baltaja nakti (White Nights)

Andris Skuja & Inese Sai Baltaja nakti

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2022 • 10:21:34pm

Wordle 216 5/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I thought I was heading for failure on this one. Wasn’t expecting that word.

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ckkatz  Jan 20, 2022 • 10:28:21pm

From the soundtrack of the 1994 film “La Reine Margot”. The film is based upon a historical novel written in 1845 by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is about the daughter of deceased King Henry II (Marguerite de Valois) during the French religious wars between the Catholics and Protestants.

The guitarist is Goran Bregović. Born of a Croat father and a Serb mother, and raised in the capitol of Bosnia-Herzgovina. When Yugoslavia split up, he found himself not sufficiently a member of any of the warring tribes.

Lullaby (BOF “La Reine Margot”)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 20, 2022 • 10:29:57pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2022 • 10:39:35pm

Did it in 3 tonight! Changed my start word.

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ckkatz  Jan 20, 2022 • 10:40:22pm

re: #19 darthstar

Don’t forget Heywood Jablome, Jack Mehoff, Ben Dover, Hugh Jass.

snopes.com

and
en.wikipedia.org

And, sadly, this irl person:
en.wikipedia.org

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 20, 2022 • 11:38:41pm

re: #26 ckkatz

Don’t forget Heywood Jablome, Jack Mehoff, Ben Dover, Hugh Jass.

snopes.com

and
en.wikipedia.org

And, sadly, this irl person:
en.wikipedia.org

Someone named Heywood Jablome was a lizard here maybe five or six years ago. He left in a huff, when he was unusually sensitive to Charles making a remark on his nym.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:20:36am

Rest In Peace Loaf…..

Meatloaf has passed

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:49:11am

First e-bile vlogger covid case.

YouTube

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:52:31am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:53:53am

Wordle 216 4/6

🟨⬛⬛🟨⬛
⬛⬛🟨🟨🟨
🟨🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:54:33am

re: #14 Dread Pirate Ron

One of Texas’s largest power companies, Luminant Energy, filed a complaint with the Texas Railroad Commission Wednesday, asking they intervene to stop the Dallas-based pipeline giant Energy Transfer from shutting off its natural gas supply.]

I thought The Free Market was supposed to regulate everything without the need for meddlesome government intervention…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:55:33am

When a rocker dies after the age of 70, it is sad, but no longer tragic.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 1:03:39am

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2022 • 1:11:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 1:14:29am

re: #35 Dave In Austin

This would all be a minor affair if JD and his family were not celebrated as some embodiment of traditional Biblical Christian values.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 1:16:59am

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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And that is not only limited to vaccination, but other fields where you have rampant conspiracy theories…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 1:51:47am

re: #37 Teukka

And that is not only limited to vaccination, but other fields where you have rampant conspiracy theories…

There is no field without conspiracy theories, because we believe that everyone’s facts and sources of information are to be treated and weighted equally.

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Targetpractice  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:08:50am

re: #34 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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At this point, the people left who this question applies to are largely the kind of people for whom “Ya’ll watch this!” is practically a mating call. The sort of people who insist they’re not going to be “that guy” occupying an ICU bed with tubes jammed down his throat as he lies in a medically-induced coma.

The cough? “Allergies.”

Wheezing? “Chest cold.”

Coughing up blood? “Fine, I’ll go to the doctor, but I’m tellin’ ya it ain’t COVID.”

Then they wheel into the ER with O2 stats lower than their IQ, looking whiter than a preacher’s sheets as they’re gasping for every breath, at which point they progress past Denial in a matter of minutes to hours: Anger that the “experts” can’t just fix them up with a “cure,” Bargaining with everybody from the docs to their deity of choice that they be given one of those “miracle cures” like HCQ or horse paste, ending up Depressed when their ass ends up in a bed with an oxygen mask and an IV drip, and then generally Acceptance of the vaccines just as they’re about to get put on the ventilator.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:19:06am

re: #39 Targetpractice

At this point, the people left who this question applies to are largely the kind of people for whom “Ya’ll watch this!” is practically a mating call. The sort of people who insist they’re not going to be “that guy” occupying an ICU bed with tubes jammed down his throat as he lies in a medically-induced coma.

The cough? “Allergies.”

Wheezing? “Chest cold.”

Coughing up blood? “Fine, I’ll go to the doctor, but I’m tellin’ ya it ain’t COVID.”

Then they wheel into the ER with O2 stats lower than their IQ, looking whiter than a preacher’s sheets as they’re gasping for every breath, at which point they progress past Denial in a matter of minutes to hours: Anger that the “experts” can’t just fix them up with a “cure,” Bargaining with everybody from the docs to their deity of choice that they be given one of those “miracle cures” like HCQ or horse paste, ending up Depressed when their ass ends up in a bed with an oxygen mask and an IV drip, and then generally Acceptance of the vaccines just as they’re about to get put on the ventilator.

Some never get past the denial stage. Hypoxic, combative, raving either about the hospital faking the CoViD test or giving them the virus, being violent to staff. And if the hospital is lucky, only the patient is *cough* “difficult” *cough*, more often than not, all the next of kin are just as bad.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:20:13am

Wordle 216 3/6

⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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William Lewis  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:34:11am

Decided to try it, don’t really do well with these kinds of puzzles and may not again.

Wordle 216 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Not really my thing but I can see why it could be for others.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:39:45am

re: #42 William Lewis

Decided to try it, don’t really do well with these kinds of puzzles and may not again.

Wordle 216 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Not really my thing but I can see why it could be for others.

These kinds of puzzles are my jam, so I’ve been quite enjoying having one every morning to do at my desk in the pre-work hours.

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William Lewis  Jan 21, 2022 • 3:43:53am

RIP Meatloaf…

Have a soft spot for this treacle:

google.com

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:05:14am

re: #12 Citizen K

Wordle 216 3/6

🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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lol! i actually thought of the obscure naval term before it dawned on me to switch two of the letters around.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:15:08am

A boat is just a hole in the water you throw money in:

New York’s hottest club could be… a Staten Island Ferry.

“Saturday Night Live” stars and shaolin natives Pete Davidson and Colin Jost are behind the mysterious purchase at auction of the John F. Kennedy, a decommissioned ferry boat.

The pair, in partnership with Manhattan real estate broker and comedy club owner Paul Italia, spent $280,000 to purchase a boat that most ride for free.Italia, who spoke exclusively to the Post on Thursday, said the trio had “grand plans” for the ship.

“The idea is to turn the space into a live entertainment event space, with comedy, music, art, et cetera,” he said.

“We’re in the early stages, but everybody involved had the same ambition — not to see this thing go to the scrapyard,” Italia said.

As it sits, however, the ship won’t even move under its own power.

nypost.com

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:18:09am

re: #25 Hecuba’s daughter

Did it in 3 tonight! Changed my start word.

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i understand now the technique of using a word that one knows is simply wrong in order to kill 5 letters. got caught in that on a wordle from a bootleg source (pretty sure the power language uk site is the “correct” wordle, yes? well, if you are really jonesing for wordle, there are others, if you’re willing to partake of the dark web). Hit a letter in the right spot first try and then could not for the life of me figure out how to get 4 proper letters around it.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:22:44am

Swing and a miss on first 2 guesses. But really narrowed down the letter choices for the next 2.

Wordle 216 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟨🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:40:57am

re: #44 William Lewis

RIP Meatloaf…

Have a soft spot for this treacle:

google.com

Apparently he was unfortunately an antivaxxer and died of Covid, though his own vaccination status is unconfirmed. tmz.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:47:44am

re: #35 Dave In Austin

Odd thing to come in at 4 in the morning. I hope it doesn’t work.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:50:27am

re: #39 Targetpractice

At this point, the people left who this question applies to are largely the kind of people for whom “Ya’ll watch this!” is practically a mating call. The sort of people who insist they’re not going to be “that guy” occupying an ICU bed with tubes jammed down his throat as he lies in a medically-induced coma.

The cough? “Allergies.”

Wheezing? “Chest cold.”

Coughing up blood? “Fine, I’ll go to the doctor, but I’m tellin’ ya it ain’t COVID.”

Then they wheel into the ER with O2 stats lower than their IQ, looking whiter than a preacher’s sheets as they’re gasping for every breath, at which point they progress past Denial in a matter of minutes to hours: Anger that the “experts” can’t just fix them up with a “cure,” Bargaining with everybody from the docs to their deity of choice that they be given one of those “miracle cures” like HCQ or horse paste, ending up Depressed when their ass ends up in a bed with an oxygen mask and an IV drip, and then generally Acceptance of the vaccines just as they’re about to get put on the ventilator.

Lower than their IQ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Many do not, even to their death, accept vaccines. Hell, some don’t even accept they have COVID as they are dying. Read through antivaxxer.com…these people are f’in nuts.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:50:36am

re: #2 darthstar

My idiot asshole anti-vax oldest brother emailed me a “YOU GOTTA SEE THIS” bullshit ‘research’ on vaccines…

I wonder if I should reply and ask him if his menstrual cycles have been adverse.

His “man”strual cycle is definitely in the “whiny ignorant bitch” part of things.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:51:10am

re: #42 William Lewis

Decided to try it, don’t really do well with these kinds of puzzles and may not again.

Wordle 216 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Not really my thing but I can see why it could be for others.

Getting in four is pretty darned good for a first try.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:52:21am

re: #48 Eventual Carrion

Swing and a miss on first 2 guesses. But really narrowed down the letter choices for the next 2.

Wordle 216 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟨🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Heck of a turnaround. Well done!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:52:50am

re: #49 No Malarkey!

Apparently he was unfortunately an antivaxxer and died of Covid, though his own vaccination status is unconfirmed. tmz.com

Seeing that he was a full on trumper, that is not surprising.

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:55:15am

re: #46 Shropshire Slasher

I fondly remember taking that ferry quite a bit. That’s what they’re counting on and it’s cheaper to use that space for events, bar, and party, than to build a new space somewhere in Manhattan.

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:57:04am

And I remember doing college movie nights as a projectionist. Rocky Horror was a regular rotation item.

So yeah, this sucks. It sucks even worse knowing that he died of a preventable cause.

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Ming5000  Jan 21, 2022 • 4:57:17am

re: #51 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Lower than their IQ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Many do not, even to their death, accept vaccines. Hell, some don’t even accept they have COVID as they are dying. Read through antivaxxer.com…these people are f’in nuts.

Speaking of effing nuts, the new post at sorryantivaxxer:

Michael Robideau, 68, Tyler, TX, Gay conservative Anti-vaxxer, dead from COVID
According to social media posts below, Michael died from COVID on January 10, 2022. Michael is a rare bread, a gay conservative anti-vaxxer. This is only our third entry from the LGBT community, I think. What’s different than the other two is that at his age, he went through the 1980s AIDS epedemic, which Dr. Fauci fought so hard to understand and contain. Yet, Michael is not only anti-vaxx, but he also posted anti-Fauci memes which seems like an enormous disconnect. His significant other, Monty Etheridge, also a conservative anti-vaxxer got sick but recovered. Michael’s sister Pat Gifford, living in North Carolina, who was also an anti-vaxxer, died several days after Michael.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:04:07am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:14:18am

re: #58 Ming5000

Speaking of effing nuts, the new post at sorryantivaxxer:

Michael Robideau, 68, Tyler, TX, Gay conservative Anti-vaxxer, dead from COVID

Dude had some Globalist BS in his timeline. I wonder what that could mean?

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:16:39am

Wordle 216 3/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩⬜🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:18:42am
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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:19:56am
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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:20:07am

Well, we know why Cawthorn’s wife left him…

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:22:02am

re: #59 Belafon

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Until the eruption, it was only cruciverbalists who thought of Tonga regularly

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:23:26am

Wordle 216 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
⬜🟨🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:24:25am

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:24:34am

I got nuttin:

This Morning viewers have been left baffled by a couple who say they are ‘ecosexuals’ - and claim they are ‘married’ to the earth and give it ‘pleasure’.

Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, from San Francisco, appeared on the ITV programme today to speak with presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary about their sexual preference.

They explained that they have an ‘intimate relationship with our planet’ and ‘make love’ to the earth.

Viewers were left gobsmacked by the duo, with one person writing on Twitter: ‘I have no words to say what I think about these two. I mean, what the actual f*** are they going on about?!’

‘When you’re going for a walk you’re giving the earth a massage with your feet,’ suggested Beth, who said ‘all you have to do is love the earth to marry it’.

The presenters asked the couple how you become ecosexuals, with the duo claiming people can build their way up to ‘making love with the earth’.

Annie added: ‘You’ve got to put your heart into it and just open yourself up and let your erotic energy move through you and feel the tree and love that tree.’

The couple explained that people ask whether the tree has ‘consented’, with Beth replying: ‘But we can’t talk to the tree but we listen and try to sense whether the tree likes to be hugged or not.

Ok after reading that I may have a little wood…

dailymail.co.uk

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:28:00am

re: #68 Shropshire Slasher

I got nuttin:

Ok after reading that I may have a little wood…

dailymail.co.uk

Fir sure.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:30:15am

re: #69 darthstar

Fir sure.

I spilled my cedar upon the ground

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:30:48am

Biden directs federal agencies to raise the minimum wages for government employees to $15 an hour, Axios reports

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:31:43am

new fridge is in. sweeping up the shit behind the old one was like going through the burned city layers at Troy.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:33:29am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:34:10am

re: #73 darthstar

my ideal massage

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:34:30am

it’s like they’re adding one state a day

New York Times: “Republican politicians in at least three states are proposing to establish police forces to hunt exclusively for voter fraud and other election crimes, a category of offenses that experts say is tiny at best.”

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:34:45am

re: #72 steve_davis

new fridge is in. sweeping up the shit behind the old one was like going through the burned city layers at Troy.

I got a new fridge a few months back. Was sure to pull the old one out, scrub the fuck out of the area, then put it back in before the delivery guys arrived.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:36:01am

re: #75 Dangerman

it’s like they’re adding one state a day

If I was going to be a cop, I’d want to be an anti-voter fraud cop. But I’m lazy and could use my shifts to do something fun like play guitar.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:38:04am

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

I spilled my cedar upon the ground

I’m barking!

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:38:42am
Playbook: “Donald Trump has floated the idea of doling out dual endorsements in some of the key midterm races as he becomes increasingly suspicious of his advisers who are pushing competing candidates.”

“The GOP kingmaker-in-chief has grown so distrustful of all the advice he’s getting from various aides — and so wary of being lured into picking the wrong horse — that he’s floated an idea that would essentially dilute his endorsement.”

endorse ‘em all
you’ll always be right!

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:41:34am
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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:41:35am

re: #78 Sherlock Hound

I’m barking!

the trees are Quaking

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:41:49am

re: #78 Sherlock Hound

I’m barking!

I had to go to the Hickory Doc to treat a swelling on my Dickory…

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:42:02am

re: #64 darthstar

If he drops off the call, we’ll know why. ////

For some reason, this bothers me more than when Jeffrey Toobin played with his “tube” on a call.

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jeffreyw  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:43:18am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:43:20am

I wonder what could be different (actually I don’t):

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:43:36am

I have a collection of erotic tree photos from Robert Maplethorpe

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:46:04am

re: #77 darthstar

If I was going to be a cop, I’d want to be an anti-voter fraud cop. But I’m lazy and could use my shifts to do something fun like play guitar.

You know they’re going to “audit” certain voters, and relish it! They’ll do this before, after and during elections.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:47:13am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“I don’t have termites! Honest!”

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:53:01am

re: #64 darthstar

Well, we know why Cawthorn’s wife left him…

[Embedded content]

This performance bullshit needs to end. Fucking children.

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:55:09am

re: #79 Dangerman

And he’s counting on his know nothing base not realizing that he’s backing everyone in a race so that he can claim he never loses on backing the “winner”.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:55:27am

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garzooma  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:57:15am

re: #88 Sherlock Hound

“I don’t have termites! Honest!”

YouTube

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:58:49am

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:59:24am

re: #64 darthstar

No. We’re not better than this. Voters in his district voted for this dumbass, because he’s just like them. Cawthorn is a menace and a treasonweasel. His actions endanger everyone around him.

A person can be smart, but people are dumb. /Agent K

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 5:59:35am

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:00:51am

re: #94 lawhawk

No. We’re not better than this. Voters in his district voted for this dumbass, because he’s just like them. Cawthorn is a menace and a treasonweasel. His actions endanger everyone around him.

A person can be smart, but people are dumb. /Agent K

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:03:21am

re: #85 Belafon

I wonder what could be different (actually I don’t):

More and more republicans dying for the cause.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:04:12am

I was visiting England right before the Chunnel was completed and watched a tv reporter interview people on whether or not they would use it. I remember one woman saying something like ‘oh yes, I love French food, French architecture, French art…. It’s the French I don’t like.’

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:04:17am

re: #93 Dangerman

I fully support “conservative” concepts like individual initiative, personal responsibility and a market-based economy.

But I do not see how forcing individuals and families with limited incomes and resources to negotiate one-on-one with multi-billion international corporations for terms of employment, insurance coverage or financial services promotes “personal freedom”.

And as much as I think that market is a good way to balance supply and demand while directing flows of capital to where they are the most beneficial, the market requires a solid infrastructure, both physical and legal/regulatory, in order to ensure that it works for the benefit of all participants: producers as well as consumers, employers as well as employees and borrowers as well as lenders.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:07:40am

re: #68 Shropshire Slasher

I got nuttin:

Ok after reading that I may have a little wood…

dailymail.co.uk

Their grandparents sat through the blitz in the Underground and surfaced to dig their neighbors out of the rubble and carry on.

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Ming5000  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:10:17am

re: #84 jeffreyw

Could you tell us what cheese you use?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:10:43am

re: #90 lawhawk

And he’s counting on his know nothing base not realizing that he’s backing everyone in a race so that he can claim he never loses on backing the “winner”.

No…it’s not as simple as that. This isn’t about taking advantage of ignorance, it’s about understanding that his whole bloc is motivated by mutually cynical utility.

Consider how this is a successful gaming of the court intrigue: his advisors are trying to control a child king, and the child king’s best move is to never give anyone full endorsement. Multiple endorsements means that Trump can’t be extracted from the center of the movement while the petitioners have to plead or trade for more recognition.

It’s not that his followers are purely stupid, it’s that they don’t care about consistency or ideology: Trump is more a pardoner than a general and his multiple endorsements will be viewed as a loyalty test —and justly done, since their whole operational premise is that the powerful can both be inconsistent in their loyalty (and morality, and beliefs) even as they demand greater displays of deference.

As always, it’s not stupidity, it’s the belief that there’s no need for epistemology since power is all that matters.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:11:45am

re: #47 steve_davis

i understand now the technique of using a word that one knows is simply wrong in order to kill 5 letters. got caught in that on a wordle from a bootleg source (pretty sure the power language uk site is the “correct” wordle, yes? well, if you are really jonesing for wordle, there are others, if you’re willing to partake of the dark web). Hit a letter in the right spot first try and then could not for the life of me figure out how to get 4 proper letters around it.

Like this?

Wordle 216 4/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Ming5000  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:12:19am

re: #94 lawhawk

No. We’re not better than this. Voters in his district voted for this dumbass, because he’s just like them. Cawthorn is a menace and a treasonweasel. His actions endanger everyone around him.

A person can be smart, but people are dumb. /Agent K

I thought we had dropped that “We are better than this” fantasy. That is so 2016. Surprised to see it used again.

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jeffreyw  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:13:28am

re: #101 Ming5000

Could you tell us what cheese you use?

that is queso fresco with pickled peppers, cheddar in the burrito

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:13:53am

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:14:25am

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mmmirele  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:17:25am

re: #2 darthstar

My idiot asshole anti-vax oldest brother emailed me a “YOU GOTTA SEE THIS” bullshit ‘research’ on vaccines…

I wonder if I should reply and ask him if his menstrual cycles have been adverse.

The next time your idiot asshole anti-vax brother sends you something that references VAERS, why don’t you ask him sweetly if any of the people who filed with VAERS bothered to submit a compensation claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Here’s the link: hrsa.gov

These liars have never submitted a compensation claim, and VAERS data can never be trusted.

And I’m sorry to hear that Meat Loaf died, and it would be really tragic to learn that he may not have been vaccinated. Of course, I am the kind of person who would look up Meat Loaf’s obituary in the New York Times to see if he is ever referred to as “Mr. Loaf.” Answer: NO. He is consistently referred to as “Meat Loaf.”

*flicks a Bic in Meat Loaf’s honor while ‘Two out of Three Ain’t Bad’ plays*

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:20:07am

re: #108 mmmirele


And I’m sorry to hear that Meat Loaf died, and it would be really tragic to learn that he may not have been vaccinated. Of course, I am the kind of person who would look up Meat Loaf’s obituary in the New York Times to see if he is ever referred to as “Mr. Loaf.” Answer: NO. He is consistently referred to as “Meat Loaf.”

*flicks a Bic in Meat Loaf’s honor while ‘Two out of Three Ain’t Bad’ plays*

Despise his politics, loved his art. There is a lesson to be drawn.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:21:52am

re: #102 The Ghost of a Flea

No…it’s not as simple as that. This isn’t about taking advantage of ignorance, it’s about understanding that his whole bloc is motivated by mutually cynical utility.

Consider how this is a successful gaming of the court intrigue: his advisors are trying to control a child king, and the child king’s best move is to never give anyone full endorsement. Multiple endorsements means that Trump can’t be extracted from the center of the movement while the petitioners have to plead or trade for more recognition.

It’s not that his followers are purely stupid, it’s that they don’t care about consistency or ideology: Trump is more a pardoner than a general and his multiple endorsements will be viewed as a loyalty test —and justly done, since their whole operational premise is that the powerful can both be inconsistent in their loyalty (and morality, and beliefs) even as they demand greater displays of deference.

As always, it’s not stupidity, it’s the belief that there’s no need for epistemology since power is all that matters.

imo he wont run if he has to participate in a real primary season - cause he’ll get trounced. he’s trying to clear the field so there’s no primary or a joke of one.

he ‘deserves’ to be re-annointed

so right now his only move is to remain ‘kingmaker’ - as such.
except for creating short term disruption, he’s got no other power or path forward

and if he’s politically impotent, no one’s gonna pay him any attention - not the party, not the media

and then the party certainly wont protect him from the doj, GA, NY etc (let alone pay his bills)

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:23:46am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have a collection of erotic tree photos from Robert Maplethorpe

Got Georgia on my mind.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:25:02am

re: #69 darthstar

Fir sure.

Nice Aspen!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:26:19am

re: #112 BlueSpotinAL

Nice Aspen!

And nice Bristolcone Pines to match

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:27:31am

all right, you nagging bastards, I’m scheduled for the booster tomorrow morning.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:28:43am

re: #114 steve_davis

all right, you nagging bastards, I’m scheduled for the booster tomorrow morning.

Monday myself.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:28:55am

re: #114 steve_davis

all right, you nagging bastards, I’m scheduled for the booster tomorrow morning.

Ask for the placebo - say you heard it has fewer side effects.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:30:05am

re: #116 darthstar

Ask for the placebo - say you heard it has fewer side effects.

Side note - even with the placebo, localized swelling at the injection is a common side effect, and albeit rarer, a slight fever can happen.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:30:21am

re: #116 darthstar

Ask for the placebo - say you heard it has fewer side effects.

I will ask for the nocebo.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:32:07am

re: #79 Dangerman

endorse ‘em all
you’ll always be right!

Imagine groveling to the Orange blob just to watch him endorse your opponent as well. Bwahahahaha!

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:32:10am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will ask for the nocebo.

*checks FDA submitted paperwork*
Don’t see any nocebo side-effects listed or even looked for…

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Ming5000  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:34:52am

re: #117 Teukka

Side note - even with the placebo, localized swelling at the injection is a common side effect, and albeit rarer, a slight fever can happen.

I read that the placebo is actually something (I don’t remember what!) so that there is some reaction. Simple saline would be too benign and suspicious.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:36:23am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:36:26am

Today’s word was infuriating.
Wordle 216 5/6

⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:37:19am

re: #121 Ming5000

I read that the placebo is actually something (I don’t remember what!) so that there is some reaction. Simple saline would be too benign and suspicious.

From what I recall, the placebo is everything from a simple isotonic saline solution to everything except the active component, e.g. for the Moderna and Pfizer, the saline, the polymer, the adjuvants, but not the RNA.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:40:03am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

Today’s word was infuriating.
Wordle 216 5/6

⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Isn’t that too many letters?

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:41:50am
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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:42:15am

re: #122 Belafon

So they’re doing it for sport and profit.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:42:18am
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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:44:30am

re: #83 Sherlock Hound

If he drops off the call, we’ll know why. ////

For some reason, this bothers me more than when Jeffrey Toobin played with his “tube” on a call.

Jeffrey Toobin mistakenly thought the camera was off. Madison Cawthorn made certain the camera was on.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:45:14am

Another Florida thing:

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:46:04am

re: #126 Belafon

What Youngkin is ordering has been Alabama policy all along. We’re in the top 3-4 for deaths/million, and even that rate cannot be trusted.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:46:05am

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:46:18am

At the risk of excessive blueness:

It’s very hard to understand the internal logic of a city that chooses it’s leaders by skill at public horse fucking, to the degree that there’s decades of evaluatory criteria that are completely opaque to people that just can’t countenance horse fucking as entertainment.

Yet that is exactly where we are.

Historically, culture creates enclosed gardens in which increasing bizarre and abstract behaviors can become normal. The most radical hothouse orchid versions of this we view as cults…but societies can and do develop strange operating premises that allow the culture to persist even as it wounds and diminishes the participants.

What we’re perceiving is actually one of the more…routine…cultural adaptations: goon society, the embrace of hierarchy by people that believe they will receive their own slice of abuse-able power. They’ve accepted that they will be brutalized, but value the opportunity to obtain that total license—the ability to brutalize others—so much that they can’t contemplate a different arrangement of society. Position matters more than material outcomes…winning is not about obtaining a specific, concrete objective, it’s about distinguishing oneself from the lesser kinds of people.

What we’re watching from the outside is a kind of leadership contest in which each aspirant proves their mana by being as performatively callous and contemptuous as possible, by displaying their willingness to insult and harm the lower castes. The ground level participants in this aren’t stupid in the absolute sense, they’re making a statement of their values: other people matter less, sadism is fun and their fun is more important than Truth or Values or Identity.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:48:45am

re: #103 BlueSpotinAL

Like this?

Wordle 216 4/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

WELL DONE! That was pretty stellar, IMHO.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:49:19am

re: #105 jeffreyw

that is queso fresco with pickled peppers, cheddar in the burrito

You always make me drool. I haven’t seen anything yet that didn’t make me hungry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:50:44am

re: #119 No Malarkey!

Imagine groveling to the Orange blob just to watch him endorse your opponent as well. Bwahahahaha!

And yet candidates still seek it it because they know they will lose if their opponent has it and they don’t…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:51:28am

re: #114 steve_davis

all right, you nagging bastards, I’m scheduled for the booster tomorrow morning.

Attaboy!! Jessie will be very, very happy that you will be there for her.

p.s. Jessie pics (or even better, stories) please!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:57:31am

re: #117 Teukka

Side note - even with the placebo, localized swelling at the injection is a common side effect, and albeit rarer, a slight fever can happen.

Luck of the draw where they stick it. I felt nothing for the first shot, and all was well. The next time it hurt a little, no after effects. 3rd time, kinda hurt a little when I got it and a couple of days later YEOUCH! No matter, I will take another dose as often as they recommend it because pain and suffering up front sure beats drowning in my own mucus later on.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:59:44am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Attaboy!! Jessie will be very, very happy that you will be there for her.

p.s. Jessie pics (or even better, stories) please!

lol! I woke up about a week ago after she’d fallen asleep with my arm sort of just outside her frame as I lay on my side, to discover that she had managed, without waking me, to maneuver my hand under her body and was holding on to it with both paws and legs (I know they’re technically all legs, but Jesse is very Victorian in her way, and one doesn’t speak of a lady’s front limbs as legs). Apparently, my hand has become my cat’s therapy toy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 6:59:44am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:00:26am

re: #138 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Luck of the draw where they stick it. I felt nothing for the first shot, and all was well. The next time it hurt a little, no after effects. 3rd time, kinda hurt a little when I got it and a couple of days later YEOUCH! No matter, I will take another dose as often as they recommend it because pain and suffering up front sure beats drowning in my own mucus later on.

Me, I kinda sorta get dissappointed without localized swelling, and totally plan for a slight fever (and have since before them CoViD jabs).

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:02:55am

re: #129 sagehen

Jeffrey Toobin mistakenly thought the camera was off. Madison Cawthorn made certain the camera was on.

He was sending a message. What that message was and whom he was addressing are unknown, but it would be good to see him getting grilled by a furious Nancy Pelosi for being an idiotic child.

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jeffreyw  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:03:36am

re: #135 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You always make me drool. I haven’t seen anything yet that didn’t make me hungry.

I don’t post the fails :)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:08:09am

re: #139 steve_davis

lol! I woke up about a week ago after she’d fallen asleep with my arm sort of just outside her frame as I lay on my side, to discover that she had managed, without waking me, to maneuver my hand under her body and was holding on to it with both paws and legs (I know they’re technically all legs, but Jesse is very Victorian in her way, and one doesn’t speak of a lady’s front limbs as legs). Apparently, my hand has become my cat’s therapy toy.

I love Jessie stories so much!!

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:08:28am

My kids just texted me from school. 184 students and 9 teachers absent today.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:10:39am

Rest in peace, you sweaty old bastard…thanks for the music.

Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:14:08am

re: #145 No Malarkey!

My kids just texted me from school. 184 students and 9 teachers absent today.

Update: 17 teachers from my kids school are out today. So much for keeping schools open so kids can learn.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:17:55am

re: #142 darthstar

He was sending a message. What that message was and whom he was addressing are unknown, but it would be good to see him getting grilled by a furious Nancy Pelosi for being an idiotic child.

Cawthorn’s working on the same level as a chan boarder:

If people don’t respond he’s gotten away with something, and that will entertain his followers.

If people respond it shows their weakness and fear, and that will entertain his followers.

…but also since his followers are an enclosed group interested in self-gratification by reinforcing their worldview (we are strong, they are weak; we are savvy, they are emotional) it’s not even really about provoking a reaction, it’s about the pretext to say that a reaction was provoked.

What actually happens in response doesn’t matter, what matters is the titillating story that the in-group constructs to gratify themselves.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:19:37am

Between Tish James and the SCOTUS and J-6 committee, Lady Justice has been chumming the water pretty heavily the last week or so…Now comes the hard part…patience. Lots of people in a feeding frenzy for Trump flesh. But what will happen is much of what we’ve learned will be normalized and watered down.

It’s time for public hearings to keep the masses well nourished.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:22:12am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And yet candidates still seek it it because they know they will lose if their opponent has it and they don’t…

It is value like crypto has value
Merely because they “agree” it has value

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:23:45am

re: #149 darthstar

Between Tish James and the SCOTUS and J-6 committee, Lady Justice has been chumming the water pretty heavily the last week or so…Now comes the hard part…patience. Lots of people in a feeding frenzy for Trump flesh. But what will happen is much of what we’ve learned will be normalized and watered down.

It’s time for public hearings to keep the masses well nourished.

Patience is going to be hard. We so badly want to see Trump entering a plea at an arraignment, but the NY AG’s case is civil, and the Fulton County Grand Jury hasn’t even convened yet.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:25:18am

What’s Elon up to? Shorting his own stock again?

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A Cranky One  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:26:15am

If you notice an eerie glow in the sky southwest of Chicago, that’s just my incandescent crankiness today.

We started 2020 with 5 dogs. Had to say goodbye to two of them last year.

This morning we had to say goodbye to another. Skylla was a rat terrier, small but incredibly athletic and fearless. She was the one dog that all the family members would let snuggle in their laps when visiting.

I’ll really miss her.

Fuck.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:26:18am

re: #143 jeffreyw

I don’t post the fails :)

Like any good pseudo-scientist would(n’t)

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:27:06am

re: #153 A Cranky One

I’m so sorry for your loss.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:28:15am

re: #153 A Cranky One

I am so very sorry for your loss. That’s too many in far too short a time. I truly am very sorry for your whole family.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:30:00am

re: #153 A Cranky One

If you notice an eerie glow in the sky southwest of Chicago, that’s just my incandescent crankiness today.

We started 2020 with 5 dogs. Had to say goodbye to two of them last year.

This morning we had to say goodbye to another. Skylla was a rat terrier, small but incredibly athletic and fearless. She was the one dog that all the family members would let snuggle in their laps when visiting.

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I’ll really miss her.

Fuck.

So sorry for your loss, {{{A Cranky one}}}.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:33:47am

re: #152 darthstar

What’s Elon up to? Shorting his own stock again?

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It’s a weekly thing for him. (I really hope Rivian succeeds. I’m wanting to get rid of my Model 3 because of him.)

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:33:56am

First Meatloaf, and now Louie Anderson.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:35:29am

re: #158 GlutenFreeJesus

It’s a weekly thing for him. (I really hope Rivian succeeds. I’m wanting to get rid of my Model 3 because of him.)

I was looking at the Rivian the other day. Would be nice if the price came down a touch. Wife likes the Model 3 too much to get riled up about Musk. When she’s ready for another car we’ll look at the other EV options out there.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:36:40am

re: #159 darthstar

First Meatloaf, and now Louie Anderson.

Been sayin’, ‘20, ‘21, and ‘22 appear to be at least a trilogy in quality suck…

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Ming5000  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:43:39am

I know there is an interesting story behind this!

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:45:11am

re: #2 darthstar

My idiot asshole anti-vax oldest brother emailed me a “YOU GOTTA SEE THIS” bullshit ‘research’ on vaccines…

I wonder if I should reply and ask him if his menstrual cycles have been adverse.

(Huffpo)
My Gentle, Intelligent Brother Is Now A Conspiracy Theorist And His Beliefs Are Shocking

“While other family members refuse to engage, I’m triggered into a primordial rage by the videos he texts me ‘because he loves me and wants to help me wake up before it’s too late.’”

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A Cranky One  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:46:01am

re: #157 Teukka

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:46:22am

re: #161 Teukka

Been sayin’, ‘20, ‘21, and ‘22 appear to be at least a trilogy in quality suck…

This may be the new normal. The antivaxxers will continue to not get vaccinated, meaning every time a new covid variant comes down the pike, we’ll have another surge of hospitalizations and death. Flu season from now on will be a supercharged flu/covid season. vox.com

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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:48:12am

re: #146 darthstar

Rest in peace, you sweaty old bastard…thanks for the music.

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If Jim Steinman had hooked up with a different singer… would the records still be as awesome? How about the performances?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:49:46am

This should be entertaining. The “sovereign citizen” who has been cooling her heels in jail on a misdemeanor charge because she won’t comply with court orders is having another hearing today.

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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:50:24am

re: #161 Teukka

Been sayin’, ‘20, ‘21, and ‘22 appear to be at least a trilogy in quality suck…

2020
2020 won
2020 too

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A Cranky One  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:51:02am

re: #156 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

re: #155 darthstar

re: #157 Teukka

Thanks folks. The house is feeling lonely. The unconditional love from the furry family members is so missed when they are gone.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:51:23am

re: #166 sagehen

If Jim Steinman had hooked up with a different singer… would the records still be as awesome? How about the performances?

As a comparison, back when Frank Sinatra sang, most of the songs were not considered owned by any one person. Sometimes, some types of songs just fit a certain type of person.

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Teukka  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:53:26am

re: #164 A Cranky One

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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 7:54:24am

I used to know a record promoter who got his start as a song-plugger in the 1930’s. His job then was to convince bandleaders (the one with the right kind of singer, or a good radio timeslot) to add the song to their repertoire.

His employer measured his performance by sheet music sales numbers.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:00:25am

re: #140 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

gpESLcuZsZdQBbrpDqWKJ1aCz/A/36Gv

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:02:32am

re: #159 darthstar

First Meatloaf, and now Louie Anderson.

That’s too bad. I liked his stuff.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:03:56am

re: #162 Ming5000

I know there is an interesting story behind this!

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Like I once saw written, “I bet every warning label has a hell of a back story”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:13:14am

re: #159 darthstar

First Meatloaf, and now Louie Anderson.

That’s a shame. He seemed like a nice person.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:14:13am

re: #162 Ming5000

I know there is an interesting story behind this!

“But honey, look how cold he is. Let him warm up by the fire for a few minutes!”

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Citizen K  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:15:03am

I’m not in a habit of sharing other people’s Wordle boards, but…somehow, this feels too perfect not to share.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:16:49am

re: #165 No Malarkey!

This may be the new normal. The antivaxxers will continue to not get vaccinated, meaning every time a new covid variant comes down the pike, we’ll have another surge of hospitalizations and death. Flu season from now on will be a supercharged flu/covid season. vox.com

With more and more republicans dying. It will suck for collateral damage and the families of these nuts, but we can only control what we can control.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:18:07am

re: #169 A Cranky One

Thanks folks. The house is feeling lonely. The unconditional love from the furry family members is so missed when they are gone.

And they live furrever in our hearts. I still think about all the dogs I have had in my life. And they all make me smile. The hardest thing about owning any animal is they just do not live long enough.

(gentle hugs)

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:18:26am

re: #84 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:19:06am

re: #173 The Pie Overlord!

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Jay C  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:26:08am

Wordle 216 4/6

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🟩🟨⬜🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Lucky lineup on guess 3, but didn’t expect the word: shoulda known… 😝

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:27:07am

re: #180 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And they live furrever in our hearts. I still think about all the dogs I have had in my life. And they all make me smile. The hardest thing about owning any animal is they just do not live long enough.

(gentle hugs)

Though there are pets you can buy who will likely outlive you!

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:27:53am

re: #184 No Malarkey!

Though there are pets you can buy who will likely outlive you!

Like the furry cats you invite inside so they can get warm.

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Captain Magic  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:27:58am

re: #180 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The hardest thing about owning any animal is they just do not live long enough.

Parrots would disagree with that…

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:29:30am

re: #186 Captain Magic

Parrots would disagree with that…

In english!

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:30:21am

re: #110 Dangerman

Except that the RNC is already covering his legal bills. They’ve gone all in on him, despite the criminal investigations in multiple jurisdictions, not counting the 1/6 insurrection. The RNC is covering those legal bills knowing all the crimes he committed - because they need to cover up all the crime by Trump’s accomplices and coconspirators, who are spread out among Congress and key GOP insiders.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:30:28am

Recorded admission linking the Trump Campaign to forged electoral college documents. news.yahoo.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:36:55am

re: #184 No Malarkey!

Though there are pets you can buy who will likely outlive you!

Something I would hope to never do. As I get older and am now dealing with more issues, I fear greatly for my babies should anything happen to us. Several are pretty old, but my youngest, the one who absolutely stole my heart, kills me every time I think about that. We are going to work on Who Will Care For The Pets If…shortly.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:39:54am

re: #190 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Something I would hope to never do. As I get older and am now dealing with more issues, I fear greatly for my babies should anything happen to us. Several are pretty old, but my youngest, the one who absolutely stole my heart, kills me every time I think about that. We are going to work on Who Will Care For The Pets If…shortly.

I hope you have many good years ahead of you. One thing that doesn’t get mentioned much is how many pets are being orphaned by the pandemic.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:40:11am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:40:31am

re: #189 No Malarkey!

Recorded admission linking the Trump Campaign to forged electoral college documents. news.yahoo.com

Not exactly touching trump or anyone associated with him but those people should be put into a vice so they spill everything they know - or (and) go to jail for 20 years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:41:13am

I am not a pet person at all. If I lived in a truly rural setting (like somewhere out on our own 14 acres bordering on a forest), I would probably keep dogs and or cats that just spent their days outdoors and only came in to eat and sleep.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:41:28am

re: #191 No Malarkey!

I hope you have many good years ahead of you. One thing that doesn’t get mentioned much is how many pets are being orphaned by the pandemic.

I haven’t seen that number but that is a good question and it makes me really sad. I know more than 150,000 kids were orphaned, because they keep track of that kind of stuff.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:43:14am

re: #143 jeffreyw

I don’t post the fails :)

jeffreyw does post the fails. Under the moniker BlueSpotinAL.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:43:18am

re: #192 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Christ, Meatloaf and Eric Clapton. Unsurprising, I suppose.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:43:20am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not a pet person at all. If I lived in a truly rural setting (like somewhere out on our own 14 acres bordering on a forest), I would probably keep dogs and or cats that just spent their days outdoors and only came in to eat and sleep.

Trying to feed the wolves, I see.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:44:05am

re: #198 Belafon

Trying to feed the wolves, I see.

No shit!

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:44:19am

re: #192 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

He’d do anything for love, but he wouldn’t get vaxxed.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:45:14am

re: #192 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

That pretty much confirms it. Meat Loaf is No. 70 on my list of prominent antivaxxers to die of Covid, and perhaps the most famous, at least to this child of the seventies and eighties. I still don’t know of a single prominent vaccine advocate to die of Covid.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:45:15am

re: #161 Teukka

Been sayin’, ‘20, ‘21, and ‘22 appear to be at least a trilogy in quality suck…

We really shouldn’t have hired George Lucas for this thing.

//

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:53:12am

LOL, this “sovereign citizen” representing herself has parlayed a parading misdemeanor she would’ve gotten probation and a fine for into a months long jail sentence with no end in sight. She has a fool for a client.

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ckkatz  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:54:33am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:57:10am

re: #166 sagehen

If Jim Steinman had hooked up with a different singer… would the records still be as awesome? How about the performances?

No. Not even close. But that’s the magic of great art.

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wrenchwench  Jan 21, 2022 • 8:59:56am

re: #125 Dangerman

Isn’t that too many letters?

Did Will Shorts teach you this word?

cruciverbalists

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:00:46am

re: #166 sagehen

If Jim Steinman had hooked up with a different singer… would the records still be as awesome? How about the performances?

Sometimes it’s just dumb luck, other times it is Magick

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:01:56am

re: #198 Belafon

Trying to feed the wolves, I see.

I kept a couple of doggies like that on six acres on Oak creek in Sedona. There were no happier dogs in the world. But I called them inside whenever I heard the coyotes howling in the distance.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:04:04am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:07:53am

re: #202 Eclectic Cyborg

We really shouldn’t have hired George Lucas for this thing.

//

Or Quinton Tarrintino.

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wrenchwench  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:08:10am

re: #108 mmmirele

[…]

Of course, I am the kind of person who would look up Meat Loaf’s obituary in the New York Times to see if he is ever referred to as “Mr. Loaf.”…

My kind.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:11:59am

re: #210 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Or Quinton Tarrintino.

The funny thing is, 2020 makes way more sense if you see 2021 first.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:15:23am

NPR currently reporting on getting Covid under control as “the biggest challenge for the Biden White House.”

No mention that it’s the biggest challenge for the entire nation, or the viciously politicized resistance to all pandemic mitigation measures coming from the entire Republican party all the way up to the Supreme Court.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:16:28am

re: #212 Belafon

The funny thing is, 2020 makes way more sense if you see 2021 first.

But wait! There’s more! Stay tuned for 2022. It’ll blow your mind!

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:17:50am

re: #197 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Christ, Meatloaf and Eric Clapton. Unsurprising, I suppose.

every time i learn about the personal lives of musicians and actors it just ruins things

clapton was a huge part of my growing up - now i can’t listen because the knowing is too prominent

bat out of hell, even as a one off, was a big deal album in my college days.

and so many others

you cant go back, so i try for blissful ignorance

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Citizen K  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:20:07am

re: #213 jaunte

NPR currently reporting on getting Covid under control as “the biggest challenge for the Biden White House.”

No mention that it’s the biggest challenge for the entire nation, or the viciously politicized resistance to all pandemic mitigation measures coming from the entire Republican party all the way up to the Supreme Court.

As always, the media have invested in casting the Biden admin and Dems as unsalvageable failures that can and will never recover. I won’t indulge too much so not to give him too much traffic, but do have to at least note the amount of dunking on Nate Cohn this morning for the usual “Biden is historically the biggest failure ever and can never recover his reputation!” BS for the NYT.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:21:23am

re: #204 ckkatz

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the Righteous Sir Greenbaum (allan sherman)

And so he said to the other knights,
“You may have my possessions and my goods
For I am moving to Shaker Heights
Where I’ve got some connections in dry goods

Farewell to the dragon’s paw
And the other swashbuckling games and sports
I’ll work for my father in law
When I marry Miss Guinevere Schwartz”

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:22:50am

re: #68 Shropshire Slasher

The presenters asked the couple how people become ecosexuals, with the duo stating that it helps if you’re a completely vapid fucking moron who uses healing crystals and smokes your cat’s dried turds out of a makeshift crack pipe.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:23:13am

re: #206 wrenchwench

Did Will Shorts teach you this word?

either him or one of his predecessors - Will Weng or Maleska

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:23:19am

re: #216 Citizen K

It’s everywhere. Ridiculous.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:24:47am

re: #216 Citizen K

As always, the media have invested in casting the Biden admin and Dems as unsalvageable failures that can and will never recover. I won’t indulge too much so not to give him too much traffic, but do have to at least note the amount of dunking on Nate Cohn this morning for the usual “Biden is historically the biggest failure ever and can never recover his reputation!” BS for the NYT.

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And Nate may want to go read up on his FDR history. It wasn’t as spectacular as he thinks it was.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:25:43am

re: #184 No Malarkey!

I have a Gray Parrot that I raised from an egg. He’s 27 now

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:26:26am

re: #215 Dangerman

every time i learn about the personal lives of musicians and actors it just ruins things

clapton was a huge part of my growing up - now i can’t listen because the knowing is too prominent

bat out of hell, even as a one off, was a big deal album in my college days.

and so many others

you cant go back, so i try for blissful ignorance

SERIOUSLY! If they had shut the fuck up, I wouldn’t be going Meh when they die. Congrats on your legacies, dickheads.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:29:13am

re: #218 steve_davis

The presenters asked the couple how people become ecosexuals, with the duo stating that it helps if you’re a completely vapid fucking moron who uses healing crystals and smokes your cat’s dried turds out of a makeshift crack pipe.

It’s the Daily Mail.

The entire article is designed to bait an emotional reaction, secondary to the “bait reaction” incentive that got this on This Morning in the first place. It doesn’t merit reaction, let alone a direct contempt for people that you’ve literally never met and quite possibly are only saying this shit to get attention, because there’s a whole third “bait to get attention” stratum undergirding all existence because attention now translates rapidly into money.

Devoting even a moment of emotional energy to this is the desired reaction.

It’s not worth, if for no other reasons than (1) the world is full of far worse people who aren’t harmless, (2) you probably regularly interact with people that fuck weirder.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:33:27am

re: #222 Dave In Austin

I have a Gray Parrot that I raised from an egg. He’s 27 now

According to wikipedia he could live up to 40-60 years total.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:34:02am

re: #222 Dave In Austin

I have a Gray Parrot that I raised from an egg. He’s 27 now

Shouldn’t he have moved out at 18?

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Citizen K  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:34:16am

re: #220 jaunte

It’s everywhere. Ridiculous.

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re: #221 Belafon

And Nate may want to go read up on his FDR history. It wasn’t as spectacular as he thinks it was.

Sadly, it seems like it’s having the exact suppressive effect that they were hoping for. It’d be laughable if it wasn’t so infuriating.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:34:46am

lol! I can’t even see my legs right now because I have my 15” laptop up, but I could hear my cat jump on to the bed, followed moments later by some ginger steps on my thighs, and then the very warm meatloafing of a contented purring creature. I’m hoping to Christ it’s my cat and not the crack whore neighbor from down the complex who occasionally wanders in to unlocked apartments.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:34:52am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:36:48am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:37:29am

re: #223 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

SERIOUSLY! If they had shut the fuck up, I wouldn’t be going Meh when they die. Congrats on your legacies, dickheads.

famous people throughout history have been assholes. just separate the remarkable talent from the person. You are listening to Clapton play the blisteringly good solo on the live version of Sleepy Time Time, not having tea with him.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:37:57am

re: #230 No Malarkey!

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

Scott MacFarlane had posted a tweet about a signed plea deal with a Proud Boy, but apparently he deleted it.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:38:15am

re: #215 Dangerman

every time i learn about the personal lives of musicians and actors it just ruins things

clapton was a huge part of my growing up - now i can’t listen because the knowing is too prominent

bat out of hell, even as a one off, was a big deal album in my college days.

and so many others

you cant go back, so i try for blissful ignorance

Can’t help you with Clapton, but Meatloaf wasn’t a Trumper when he did all his best work.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:39:31am

re: #213 jaunte

NPR currently reporting on getting Covid under control as “the biggest challenge for the Biden White House.”

No mention that it’s the biggest challenge for the entire nation, or the viciously politicized resistance to all pandemic mitigation measures coming from the entire Republican party all the way up to the Supreme Court.

If it had been handled by a competent leader in 2020, it would be a lot less of a problem now.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:40:11am

re: #224 The Ghost of a Flea

Neither the Daily Mail or the NY Post are worthy of a click. I won’t open either one, no matter how interesting the story may appear.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:41:09am

re: #228 steve_davis

lol! I can’t even see my legs right now because I have my 15” laptop up, but I could hear my cat jump on to the bed, followed moments later by some ginger steps on my thighs, and then the very warm meatloafing of a contented purring creature. I’m hoping to Christ it’s my cat and not the crack whore neighbor from down the complex who occasionally wanders in to unlocked apartments.

Well, both sound very…friendly?

You are so funny!!!

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:42:04am

re: #228 steve_davis

lol! I can’t even see my legs right now because I have my 15” laptop up, but I could hear my cat jump on to the bed, followed moments later by some ginger steps on my thighs, and then the very warm meatloafing of a contented purring creature. I’m hoping to Christ it’s my cat and not the crack whore neighbor from down the complex who occasionally wanders in to unlocked apartments.

Well if she’s warm and purrs just go with it.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:42:37am

More of that viciously politicized resistance to pandemic mitigation, and common sense.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:44:43am

re: #229 No Malarkey!

Not sure what is going on but that is the 2nd jeez-this-is-really-not-good-for-trump piece in Politico this week. Two. In one week.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:46:12am

re: #233 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Can’t help you with Clapton, but Meatloaf wasn’t a Trumper when he did all his best work.

But he was a trumper in the end and that is all that matters. I still like his music but he will forever be a (dead) douchebag in my eyes.

You can’t wipe the trump stank off by having good whatever (music, books, whatever). That a stench that lasts forever.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:46:23am

re: #238 jaunte

More of that viciously politicized resistance to pandemic mitigation, and common sense.

[Embedded content]

So the government telling where I can smoke or not smoke for health reasons is unconstitutional also?

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:47:07am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If it had been handled by a competent leader in 2020, it would be a lot less of a problem now.

biden’s fault for not towing out the submerged car trump plowed into the canal fast enough, while R’s keep tossing more cars in and sabotaging the tow cable

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:47:27am

Trump made a mistake by not seizing the voting machines. I have little doubt that he would still be in office if he had.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:49:27am

re: #222 Dave In Austin

I have a Gray Parrot that I raised from an egg. He’s 27 now

We lost our Amazonian orange-banded, Tripper, at age 27 just last year. Don’t know what happened. 😢 I had expected her to be around and going long after me.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:49:28am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:51:15am

re: #240 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But he was a trumper in the end and that is all that matters. I still like his music but he will forever be a (dead) douchebag in my eyes.

You can’t wipe the trump stank off by having good whatever (music, books, whatever). That a stench that lasts forever.

Things have beginnings, if not ends. What you’re doing is like rejecting the whole of German history because it turned to Hitler in the 20th century. You wouldn’t be alone in that, but it’s not for me.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:52:19am

re: #220 jaunte

There are times when I’m tempted to cancel my WaPo subscription. Ridiculous, lazy arguments like this are aimed at Rightwingers who probably don’t even read the Post.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:52:42am

re: #239 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not sure what is going on but that is the 2nd jeez-this-is-really-not-good-for-trump piece in Politico this week. Two. In one week.

Rudy Giuliani Is in Trouble…
my 2 favorite lines:

- The Giuliani scheme was really quite simple, and really quite stupid.
- It is hard to convey how monumentally stupid this choice was

…Of Course, So Is Donald Trump…

…the plot is thickening all over the place—Georgia, New York, D.C., etc. At this point, the former president’s best hope may very well be to delay, delay, delay and then to die before his various cases can be resolved. Not an easy strategy to pull off, and not a particularly pleasant one to consider, if you’re him.

both go to electoral-vote.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:54:03am

2022 gonna be like

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:55:20am

re: #247 Patricia Kayden

There are times when I’m tempted to cancel my WaPo subscription. Ridiculous, lazy arguments like this are aimed at Rightwingers who probably don’t even read the Post.

You’d have a hard time finding a newspaper that didn’t have a right-wing columnist or two. Plus the occasional guest moron. The best revenge is not to read them (the columnists, I mean).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:58:01am

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:58:50am

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

Well if she’s warm and purrs just go with it.

that was kind of my thought as well. Jesse did give me kind of a lap dance earlier while she was kneading my pants, but that ended abruptly when one of her claws went through the denim and into me.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:59:04am

re: #246 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Things have beginnings, if not ends. What you’re doing is like rejecting the whole of German history because it turned to Hitler in the 20th century. You wouldn’t be alone in that, but it’s not for me.

Bullshit. I am rejecting ONE German who was a fucking Nazi.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 21, 2022 • 9:59:38am

re: #253 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Bullshit. I am rejecting ONE German who was a fucking Nazi.

he’s from Austria

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:00:21am

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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My guess is an airbrushed photo.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:01:14am

re: #249 The Pie Overlord!

2022 gonna be like

HOLY SHIT! I am both laughing and horrified all in one.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:03:18am

re: #254 I Would Prefer Not To

he’s from Austria

Analogies, my friend. I was sticking with the anology.

And besides, were we upset when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:03:40am

re: #253 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Bullshit. I am rejecting ONE German who was a fucking Nazi.

Meatloaf wasn’t a German, although he may have ended up as a Nazi,

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:06:10am

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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She’ll straight up tell you plastic surgery. I forget which movie it was, but the character she played even joked about it.

I also think that picture may be a few years old. imdb.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:06:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:07:35am

re: #254 I Would Prefer Not To

he’s from Austria

and there was more than one.

But they never won a majority of the votes even at their peak, they just knew how to outmaneuver their opponents.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:08:06am

re: #258 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Meatloaf wasn’t a German, although he may have ended up as a Nazi,

Hackbraten

He was greatly loved in Germany for his pompous Wagnerian rock.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:08:17am

re: #258 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Meatloaf wasn’t a German, although he may have ended up as a Nazi,

Dude, it was YOUR analogy. Stay with the plot, will ya? YOU said:

Things have beginnings, if not ends. What you’re doing is like rejecting the whole of German history because it turned to Hitler in the 20th century. You wouldn’t be alone in that, but it’s not for me.

I just stayed with the analogy. I DGAF where he is from.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:08:43am

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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Her goodness inside shows on the outside for her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:09:24am

re: #264 Eventual Carrion

Her goodness inside shows on the outside for her.

As our friend Norman from Oklahoma said “Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:09:50am

re: #259 Belafon

She’ll straight up tell you plastic surgery. I forget which movie it was, but the character she played even joked about it.

I also think that picture may be a few years old. imdb.com

Ah, filters. I forget those things exist because I never used one. I guess they’re all the rage these days. (almost all the women at antivaxxer seem to use them. No wrinkles, no pores.) Maybe I will try it someday.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:11:58am

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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Cosmetic surgery.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:11:59am

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:12:15am

re: #240 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But he was a trumper in the end and that is all that matters. I still like his music but he will forever be a (dead) douchebag in my eyes.

You can’t wipe the trump stank off by having good whatever (music, books, whatever). That a stench that lasts forever.

You wouldn’t have liked Dante, but Cangrande thought he was a delightful (permanent) dinner guest.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:13:17am

Webb telescope almost 96% of the way to destination.

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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:15:46am

re: #233 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Can’t help you with Clapton, but Meatloaf wasn’t a Trumper when he did all his best work.

and learning about Dolly Parton’s non-music opinions and activities makes her even more awesome.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:18:14am

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

Hackbraten

He was greatly loved in Germany for his pompous Wagnerian rock.

Here too. Czechs appreciate that kind of over-the-top theatricality.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:19:40am

re: #257 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Analogies, my friend. I was sticking with the anology.

And besides, were we upset when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??

Justified, Season 1, episode 6 dealt with people who collect hitler’s paintings

spoiler:

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:19:52am

re: #263 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude, it was YOUR analogy. Stay with the plot, will ya? YOU said:

I just stayed with the analogy. I DGAF where he is from.

The analogy I made was Meatloaf:Germany. You don’t seem to get it, and I don’t see how to make it more clear.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:21:08am

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How does Dolly Parton look so damned good at 76? That’s flipping inhuman.

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clean livin’?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:22:08am

re: #275 Dangerman

clean livin’?

Its the andrenochrome.////

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:22:20am

re: #275 Dangerman

clean livin’?

Or all the proof you need that clean living isn’t necessary.

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darthstar  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:22:36am

Ancient Rundgren

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:26:07am

That Politico story is insane.

He was actually going to appoint Kraken Lady as a Special Prosecutor.

If the committee is leaking stuff like that, how bad is the stuff that they’re not releasing?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:26:19am

re: #263 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude, it was YOUR analogy. Stay with the plot, will ya? YOU said:

I just stayed with the analogy. I DGAF where he is from.

Germany was his adopted Vaterland after the Vienna academy rejected him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:27:55am

re: #274 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

The analogy I made was Meatloaf:Germany. You don’t seem to get it, and I don’t see how to make it more clear.

I think you’re missing the point. Had Germany ended with Hitler, then that would have been what Germany was and is and maybe forever would be. Meatloaf did not turn his thoughts around, Germany did. He was a trumper to the end, and it killed him.

What exactly am I missing?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:29:59am

Sound FX: TARDIS dematerializes.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:42:28am

Just walked in

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:48:32am

re: #263 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dude, it was YOUR analogy. Stay with the plot, will ya? YOU said:

I just stayed with the analogy. I DGAF where he is from.

also, you never mentioned Hitler or Germany.

However, you DID mention trumpers and douchebags, so I can see the resulting Hitlerarian confusion.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:48:33am

There’s four of em right now

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:50:09am

re: #279 makeitstop

That Politico story is insane.

He was actually going to appoint Kraken Lady as a Special Prosecutor.

If the committee is leaking stuff like that, how bad is the stuff that they’re not releasing?

bolded part is a clue who wrote the damned thing

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:51:21am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was again asked whether he’s received his Covid-19 booster shot but refused to answer.

Said DeSantis: “So that’s something that I think people should make their own decisions on. I’m not gonna let that be a weapon for people to be able to use. I think it’s a private matter…”

Why imply or state you got Vaxxed but not boosted?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:51:57am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:52:29am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:52:50am

re: #283 Dangerman

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Oooh! Pretty!!

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:54:29am

A new CNN poll finds just 30% of Americans say they’d like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision, with 69% opposed — a finding that’s largely consistent both with other recent polling and with historical trends.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:55:17am

re: #290 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oooh! Pretty!!

All lizard friends welcome at the pond

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:56:00am

re: #291 Dangerman

That is an opportunity the Democrats must exploit when the Court reverses Roe and abortion is made illegal across much of the country.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:56:39am

I did Nazi this coming!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:57:42am

re: #287 Dangerman

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was again asked whether he’s received his Covid-19 booster shot but refused to answer.

Said DeSantis: “So that’s something that I think people should make their own decisions on. I’m not gonna let that be a weapon for people to be able to use. I think it’s a private matter…”

Somebody should ask him if it’s still a private matter if you have breast cancer and can’t get the life-saving treatment because the hospitals are overflowing with Covid anti-vaxxers?

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:57:49am
We’ve come from different areas, okay? It’s not just not all urban, metropolitan areas. Those of us who come from rural areas — there’s a complete different constituency that we all serve… And I said I’m not a Washington Democrat, so the base they have is a different base than I have.”

— Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), quoted by Politico, on why he’s on a different page than most Democrats.

And yet you’re trying to dictate national policy.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 21, 2022 • 10:58:53am

re: #296 Dangerman

And yet you’re trying to dictate national policy.

Well, yeah, because he’s right.

That’s what it boils down to for all of these fuckfaces: Who cares about hypocrisy? My way is the right way.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:00:59am

re: #292 Dangerman

All lizard friends welcome at the pond

Have you seen any of the…what are they…tague lizards? They’re supposed to be really bug and ill tempered…and their bite makes you sick. Sounds heavenly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:01:06am

re: #288 Charles Johnson

The school board in question is in Virginia.

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Citizen K  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:01:07am

re: #289 Charles Johnson

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Because in this country, guns have rights, Charles. Children, liberals, and non-white folk do too, but they’re working on fixing that part.

(No, I can’t even put up the snark tag on that. That’s pretty much where we are).

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:01:12am

re: #296 Dangerman

And yet you’re trying to dictate national policy.

And what does that have to do with ensuring people get to vote, or people get tax credits to help pay for their children, or money for education, or x that even your constituents support?

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Citizen K  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:03:25am

re: #296 Dangerman

And yet you’re trying to dictate national policy.

What don’t you get about ‘urban effete liberals can’t dictate things in the heartland, but the heartland must necessarily be allowed to dictate everything for urban spaces’? That’s just how the constitution was written by baby Jesus himself.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:05:08am

re: #302 Citizen K

What don’t you get about ‘urban effete liberals can’t dictate things in the heartland, but the heartland must necessarily be allowed to dictate everything for urban spaces’? That’s just how the constitution was written by baby Jesus himself.

Rural Americans are the only Americans. City slickers can just GTFO and be European or Canadian or some other kind of pansies.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:05:31am

re: #298 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Have you seen any of the…what are they…tague lizards? They’re supposed to be really bug and ill tempered…and their bite makes you sick. Sounds heavenly.

There are some tegu in florida.
Not a lot
We’ve never seen one

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:06:38am

Haha no way!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:06:43am

Netflix Inc. brought in more than 8 million new subscribers in the holiday quarter, but executives predicted that growth would suffer much more than expected at the beginning of 2022, sending shares screaming lower Friday.

Netflix on Thursday afternoon reported 8.3 million net new paid subscribers in the fourth quarter, trailing its own forecast for 8.5 million but roughly hitting the average analyst forecast of 8.3 million, according to FactSet, and giving the streaming-video service 221.8 million subscribers overall as of the end of 2021.

The number allayed the stark warnings of some analysts, including JPMorgan’s Doug Anmuth, who had feared a significant shortfall of new subscribers, but executives do see a precipitous slowdown ahead — they predicted just 2.5 million net new subscribers in the first quarter, less than half the 5.8 million that analysts were projecting on average, according to FactSet.

Netflix shares plummeted more than 20% in Friday morning trading, lopping off more than $50 billion in market capitalization from the streaming giant, which ended Thursday’s trading session worth about $225 billion.

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JC1  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:07:21am

re: #260 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson goes after ‘coward’ Howard Stern over his COVID-19 concerns.

I’m rooting for Stern here.

Stern’s great.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:07:27am

re: #285 Dangerman

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There’s four of em right now

Oh dear
Only 3
What i thought was a lizard head is a weed

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:08:29am

re: #289 Charles Johnson

see?
all good.
no problemo.

O_o

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:12:37am

re: #306 Eclectic Cyborg

Netflix Inc. brought in more than 8 million new subscribers in the holiday quarter, but executives predicted that growth would suffer much more than expected at the beginning of 2022, sending shares screaming lower Friday.

Netflix on Thursday afternoon reported 8.3 million net new paid subscribers in the fourth quarter, trailing its own forecast for 8.5 million but roughly hitting the average analyst forecast of 8.3 million, according to FactSet, and giving the streaming-video service 221.8 million subscribers overall as of the end of 2021.

The number allayed the stark warnings of some analysts, including JPMorgan’s Doug Anmuth, who had feared a significant shortfall of new subscribers, but executives do see a precipitous slowdown ahead — they predicted just 2.5 million net new subscribers in the first quarter, less than half the 5.8 million that analysts were projecting on average, according to FactSet.

Netflix shares plummeted more than 20% in Friday morning trading, lopping off more than $50 billion in market capitalization from the streaming giant, which ended Thursday’s trading session worth about $225 billion.

“Netflix lost 20% of it’s stock price after it announced that every human has installed it’s streaming service chip directly into their brain, arguing that there is no more growth to be made at this time. Analysts were surprised that there were only 8 billion possible customers.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:12:41am

re: #289 Charles Johnson

Mother Opposed To Masks Threatens To Bring Loaded Guns To School

Page County Public Schools Superintendent Antonia Fox and School Board Chair Megan Gordon released a joint letter to the Page County school community on Friday, saying the school district “does not take these kinds of statement lightly.”

“Not only do comments such as these go against everything we wish to model for our students, they go against the very nature of how we as a community should interact with each,” the letter said. “Violence and threats are never acceptable or appropriate. This kind of behavior is not tolerated from our students, faculty, staff, nor will it be tolerated by parents or guests of our school division.”

At each school in Page County on Friday and Monday, police agencies will have an increased presence, the letter said.

The Luray Police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Office and the Page County Commonwealth’s Attorney are investigating this incident, according to the Luray Police department.

“The statement that was made absolutely caused public alarm, the parent that made the statement realized that, and immediately contacted law enforcement to apologize because the statement was not intended the way it was perceived,” the Luray Police Department said in a statement emailed to Patch.

The department said King is cooperating with law enforcement and that no arrests have been made.

The Luray Police Department also said it has reached out to state and federal law enforcement agencies about the incident.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:14:58am

re: #308 Dangerman

Oh dear
Only 3
What i thought was a lizard head is a weed

easy misunderstanding…

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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:15:33am

re: #288 Charles Johnson

So many journalists repeating this nonsensical reductive argument today, as if Biden is not supposed to notice the GOP’s all-out efforts to suppress voting. This may be ultimate stupid both sides meme.

It’s also an “if we pretend something doesn’t exist and not talk about it, it goes away” meme. Same infantile magical thinking that MAGAts have towards COVID.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:18:17am

Today’s klan rally:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:18:38am

today was a poor guess on line 4
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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:18:45am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:18:59am

re: #283 Dangerman

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Dinner?

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Captain Magic  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:19:09am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:19:39am

re: #285 Dangerman

More dinner

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:20:27am

re: #269 Decatur Deb

You wouldn’t have liked Dante, but Cangrande thought he was a delightful (permanent) dinner guest.

In some ways, I am very lucky that I grew up a pretty physically unassuming human being who got bullied a lot in elementary school. It mostly turned me into someone who can smile and have charming conversations with all sorts of assholes while I’m quietly plotting to drop them out a window. And several of the bullying assholes I knew from those days turned out to be pretty decent middle-aged facebookers. I mean, probably 98% of them are still dicks, based on those same facebook encounters, but occasionally people are redeemable.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:21:17am

That judge that needs to go to prison for locking kids up at ten times the national average has announced she’s retiring before she’s fired. dailykos.com

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No Malarkey!  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:21:20am

LOL

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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:21:54am

I guess none of the Russian oligarchs are getting their beaks wet through crypto, so fuck em. Bitcoin’s down another 10% today. Apparently it’s just super fantastic that the value of this decentralized, non-government-controlled “currency” is whipsawed by political trouble in Kazakhstan and rando decisions by the Russian government.

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Captain Magic  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:22:51am

“Once billed as a revolution in medicine, IBM’s Watson Health is sold off in parts”

“IBM said Friday it will sell the core data assets of its Watson Health division to a San Francisco-based private equity firm, marking the staggering collapse of its ambitious artificial intelligence effort that failed to live up to its promises to transform everything from drug discovery to cancer care. Data and analytics assets held by the health business, which was not profitable, were sold to Francisco Partners as IBM seeks to refocus its business on cloud computing and AI services to help clients in multiple industries build machine learning tools and secure and manage their data. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.”

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:23:46am

She seems nice:

The woman who allegedly told three Jewish kids “Hitler should have killed you all” before spitting on an 8-year-old boy in Brooklyn has been arrested, cops announced Friday.

Christina Darling, 21, was arrested and charged Friday with aggravated harassment and menacing, both as hate crimes, and acting in a manner injurious to a child in connection to the Jan. 14 incident, NYPD Hate Crimes said.

Darling stormed up to the boy, who was with two other kids around 12:30 p.m. on Avenue P near Coleman Street in Marine Park, about five blocks from her home, police said.

She snarled at the kids, “Hitler should have killed you all. I’ll kill you and know where you live,” cops said.

Footage released by the NYPD Tuesday shows the woman standing directly in front of the kids as she spat on the boy.

A petition on change.org identified her as a St. Francis College student and called for her expulsion.

nypost.com

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:25:13am

Good point re manchins asinine quote above

his base *is* urban just like any other Dem.
the cities are smaller.
Without Charleston, Wheeling etc. he wouldn’t be Senator Manchin

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:26:34am

Fun Fact, Meat Loaf’s son in law is the guitarist for Anthrax, Scott Ian.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:27:05am

re: #323 ericblair

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I guess none of the Russian oligarchs are getting their beaks wet through crypto, so fuck em. Bitcoin’s down another 10% today. Apparently it’s just super fantastic that the value of this decentralized, non-government-controlled “currency” is whipsawed by political trouble in Kazakhstan and rando decisions by the Russian government.

I read this morning:
Top reasons not to like crypto:
1) It’s a damn energy hog adding to GHG emissions
2) It enables criminal activity and terrorism
3) It has most of the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme
4) Annoying crypto-bros who won’t shut up about it.

Reasons to like crypto

1) Russia doesn’t like it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:27:09am

He changed “hijacked” to “derailed” and it’s still wrong.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:27:25am

re: #322 No Malarkey!

Seriously, how stupid are theses people? I know, I know, ponzi scheme/money laundering; the pretense and attitude associated with it all is just hilarious.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:28:22am

re: #324 Captain Magic

“Once billed as a revolution in medicine, IBM’s Watson Health is sold off in parts”

“IBM said Friday it will sell the core data assets of its Watson Health division to a San Francisco-based private equity firm, marking the staggering collapse of its ambitious artificial intelligence effort that failed to live up to its promises to transform everything from drug discovery to cancer care. Data and analytics assets held by the health business, which was not profitable, were sold to Francisco Partners as IBM seeks to refocus its business on cloud computing and AI services to help clients in multiple industries build machine learning tools and secure and manage their data. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.”

About once every five years

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:29:27am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mother Opposed To Masks Threatens To Bring Loaded Guns To School

“the statement was not intended the way it was perceived.” “Give me all your goddamned money, bitch, before I blow your fucking head off with my nine…..wait, why are you giving me all this money? Clearly you misperceived the intent of my bit of jocular horseplay there.”

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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:30:07am

re: #324 Captain Magic

“Once billed as a revolution in medicine, IBM’s Watson Health is sold off in parts”

“IBM said Friday it will sell the core data assets of its Watson Health division to a San Francisco-based private equity firm, marking the staggering collapse of its ambitious artificial intelligence effort that failed to live up to its promises to transform everything from drug discovery to cancer care.”

Well, two possibilities:

a) AI, while a useful construct, has been grossly oversold and needs far more time and effort to mature into useful transformational products; or

b) “Sure, Mr. Gates, you can sell your little operating system program for our computers, saves us the trouble.” “giggle, snicker: sucker!”

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BeachDem  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:30:24am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, Mommy King said

the statement was not intended the way it was perceived…

Talk about turning things on their heads.

Hey, Amelia, there’s really only one way to “perceive” this statement, you asshole:

My children will not come to school Monday with a mask on. I will bring every single gun, loaded and ready … I’ll see y’all on Monday.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:30:41am

“the statement was not intended the way it was perceived”
“the statement was not intended the way it was perceived”
“the statement was not intended the way it was perceived”

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:30:56am

re: #332 steve_davis

“the statement was not intended the way it was perceived***.” “Give me all your goddamned money, bitch, before I blow your fucking head off with my nine…..wait, why are you giving me all this money? Clearly you misperceived the intent of my bit of jocular horseplay there.”

*** cause I got caught

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:31:12am

re: #329 Charles Johnson

He changed “hijacked” to “derailed” and it’s still wrong.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:31:36am

re: #316 Dangerman

She’ll switch parties. It’s only a matter of when. Either that or she’s already got a gig lined up on tv or K Street, something shitty that backs up lies and hurting people.

I am beginning to wonder if her hard life growing up story isn’t a bunch of shit. Her family supposedly lived in an abandoned gas station for awhile when she was a kid because her parents lost their home. You would think someone with such humble beginnings would have more compassion. She put herself through college and got more than one degree, so she’s not an uneducated idiot, but you’d think she would be more inclined to use her powers for good instead of evil having gone through that as a kid. Maybe getting those degrees makes her think she’s smarter than anyone else around her. I don’t know, but her whole vibe is dishonest and weird.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:31:39am

re: #285 Dangerman

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There’s four of em right now

Are you in Florida? Watch out, they will tear your landscaping up.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:31:45am

“It’s your fault I had to make an insane threat that wasn’t.”

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:33:06am

Clinton/d speeches bad
Walker/r speeches good!

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:34:57am

re: #326 Dangerman

re: #333 ericblair

Well, two possibilities:

a) AI, while a useful construct, has been grossly oversold and needs far more time and effort to mature into useful transformational products; or

b) “Sure, Mr. Gates, you can sell your little operating system program for our computers, saves us the trouble.” “giggle, snicker: sucker!”

ML is great at searching in places we know where to search. It’s not anywhere mature enough to do the searching on its own.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:35:00am
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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:36:40am

re: #337 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Not derailed or hijacked. Joined. They joined, and everyone marching was pleased with the result.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:38:45am

re: #343 jaunte

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:39:56am

re: #344 lawhawk

Not derailed or hijacked. Joined. They joined, and everyone marching was pleased with the result.

Probably. It got them extra attention that they would not have received without the fascists attending.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:41:39am

Anti autonomous women fascists welcome street thug fascists.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:45:22am

re: #330 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Seriously, how stupid are theses people? I know, I know, ponzi scheme/money laundering; the pretense and attitude associated with it all is just hilarious.

Many of them are naïve enough to think that THEY will never be the ones who get ripped off.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:45:46am
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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:45:59am

re: #342 Belafon

ML is great at searching in places we know where to search. It’s not anywhere mature enough to do the searching on its own.

My take, as an engineer but not directly involved in AI, is that far more work is required for training and developing adequate reasoning and perception then is initially thought. You end up needing several levels of deduction to make sense of real-world data, and the complexity blows up exponentially quite fast. I think it will be useful and widespread, but will take a lot longer than the pitch boys say it will.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:46:37am

re: #348 Eclectic Cyborg

Many of them are naïve enough to think that THEY will never be the ones who get ripped off.

Or get covid …

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:48:54am

re: #349 jaunte

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Draft of measure to seize voting machines and lie about the outcome.

Yeah, this was a conspiracy within Trumpworld - multiple people conspiring together to overthrow the election and interfere in the election outcome they disagreed with.

Everyone, from the author to those who approved of this even being a draft, should be prosecuted for their roles here. There’s no privilege applying to this criminal conduct. Executive privilege is not a shield against criminal conduct, despite what Trump thinks. The DOJ needs to kill that odious position paper once and for all.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:49:08am
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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:49:54am

re: #349 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Not intended in the way it’s being perceived

Seriously though, what kind of honest administration does This?
And who writes it down????

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:50:09am

In a bit of good news, it appears that the omicron wave may have peaked here in NJ and cases continue to drop. We’re still seeing way too many getting sick and dying, but the trends are working in the right direction.

Those most likely to get hospitalized or die remain the unvaccinated.

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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:52:18am

re: #354 Dangerman

Not intended in the way it’s being perceived

[Embedded content]

Seriously though, what kind of honest administration does This?
And who writes it down????

IS YOU TAKING NOTES…?
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sagehen  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:53:25am

re: #350 ericblair

My take, as an engineer but not directly involved in AI, is that far more work is required for training and developing adequate reasoning and perception then is initially thought. You end up needing several levels of deduction to make sense of real-world data, and the complexity blows up exponentially quite fast. I think it will be useful and widespread, but will take a lot longer than the pitch boys say it will.

also need to not let racist motherfuckers do the programming.

As my Mudder friend tried to make me understand back in college, “Computers don’t do what you want. They do what you tell them. Be aware that what you’re telling them, and what you think you’re telling them, are very often not the same thing.”

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:54:46am

re: #352 lawhawk

Draft of measure to seize voting machines and lie about the outcome.

Yeah, this was a conspiracy within Trumpworld - multiple people conspiring together to overthrow the election and interfere in the election outcome they disagreed with.

Everyone, from the author to those who approved of this even being a draft, should be prosecuted for their roles here. There’s no privilege applying to this criminal conduct. Executive privilege is not a shield against criminal conduct, despite what Trump thinks. The DOJ needs to kill that odious position paper once and for all.

what kind of honest, playing by the rules, admin does this?
and who writes it down????????????

it took one day to confirm what we all knew was the reason he fought so hard against releasing the dox. he knows what’s in there

and this is just one thing that they’re telling us on one day.

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:57:10am

re: #354 Dangerman

The draft EO was probably put together by Flynn and Powell, without a care for reality, facts, or logistics. They thought they could convince Trump to go along with it for the chaos inducing nightmare it would trigger - enabling Trump to remain in power past January 20 - also giving Trump more time to try and nullify the certifications that went against him.

The other piece in that Politico story - the response - was entirely political and ass-covering in the extreme because it doesn’t sound like anything Trump would ever do or say, even as part of a hostage video under duress. It reads like someone who had absolutely nothing to do with Trump’s comms team. It doesn’t sound like him at all. It has none of his stilted language or voice.

To me, it’s there simply to claim that those in the admin were recognizing the dangers of 1/6 and tried to mitigate it knowing full well Trump was the inciter and responsible for what happened.

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Dangerman  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:57:16am

re: #353 Punish Domestic Terrorists

‘As bad as it gets’: Trump took hits from all sides this week. What hurt him most? (Morning Joe)

All of jt katie

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ericblair  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:58:09am

re: #357 sagehen

also need to not let racist motherfuckers do the programming.

As my Mudder friend tried to make me understand back in college, “Computers don’t do what you want. They do what you tell them. Be aware that what you’re telling them, and what you think you’re telling them, are very often not the same thing.”

You don’t even have to be a racist motherfucker. You have to actively discourage the program from picking up the unspoken, unthinking racism that we’re constantly marinating in. Microsoft’s famous Tay bot on Twitter: Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day

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lawhawk  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:58:52am

re: #358 Dangerman

what kind of honest, playing by the rules, admin does this?
and who writes it down????????????

it took one day to confirm what we all knew was the reason he fought so hard against releasing the dox. he knows what’s in there

and this is just one thing that they’re telling us on one day.

They didn’t expect it to ever see the light of day, and were hoping that Trump was able to stay in office indefinitely.

They’re a lot dumber than they appear? All of the above.

And yeah, there’s going to be a lot more of this stuff showing just how batcrap insane Trumpworld was and the level of malfeasance and criminality is off the charts in every way imaginable. They corrupted everything they touched.

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:58:52am

Turned out it was in fact Jesse down there.

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Jay C  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:59:39am

re: #358 Dangerman

what kind of honest, playing by the rules, admin does this?
and who writes it down????????????

it took one day to confirm what we all knew was the reason he fought so hard against releasing the dox. he knows what’s in there

and this is just one thing that they’re telling us on one day.

And unfortunately, a bloc of voters comprising about 30-40% of the electorate will see these reports (after being filtered through the RWNM) and likely think “Good! At least Trump was boldly standing up and willing to take action against the *obvious* election fraud!!!”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:59:45am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:59:45am
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A Cranky One  Jan 21, 2022 • 11:59:59am

re: #298 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Have you seen any of the…what are they…tague lizards? They’re supposed to be really bug and ill tempered…and their bite makes you sick. Sounds heavenly.

Hey, I resemble that remark.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:00:30pm

re: #363 steve_davis

Turned out it was in fact Jesse down there.

[Embedded content]

Such a little doll!!

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steve_davis  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:01:05pm

re: #363 steve_davis

And I can’t possibly move now as it would be sacreligious.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:01:18pm

re: #365 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Roger Stone wore it better.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:03:55pm

re: #357 sagehen

also need to not let racist motherfuckers do the programming.

As my Mudder friend tried to make me understand back in college, “Computers don’t do what you want. They do what you tell them. Be aware that what you’re telling them, and what you think you’re telling them, are very often not the same thing.”

And recognizing that our biases will have an impact on how well the algorithms perform is a big challenge.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:06:39pm

re: #281 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think you’re missing the point. Had Germany ended with Hitler, then that would have been what Germany was and is and maybe forever would be. Meatloaf did not turn his thoughts around, Germany did. He was a trumper to the end, and it killed him.

What exactly am I missing?

David Hasselhoff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:29:13pm

re: #338 A Mom Anon

She’ll switch parties..

It’s not like switching parties is anything new for her, much like switching out funky wardrobes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2022 • 12:30:22pm

re: #339 Dave In Austin

Are you in Florida? Watch out, they will tear your landscaping up.

the iguanas have been in his pond since before the pond was wet


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