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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:53:13am

The James Webb telescope has made it to L2. space.com

I wanted to copy the NASA tweet, but I can’t click on it at work.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:56:31am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:57:50am
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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:59:53am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:04:53pm

Howdy lizards. What’s up?

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:07:28pm

re: #5 Teddy’s Person

We be fine, Teddy.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:08:45pm

re: #4 Captain Magic

I did not vote for those choads.

However, I have no doubt that the residents of Bumpass, Short Pump, Tightsqueeze, Croaker, Butts, and Lick Skillet are reveling in them.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:11:51pm

re: #7 ckkatz

I did not vote for those choads.

However, I have no doubt that the residents of Bumpass, Short Pump, Tightsqueeze, Croaker, Butts, and Lick Skillet are reveling in them.

Heh, I took my child to a birthday party at the Dave and Busters in Short Pump one time. Was not impressed with the pseudo-Tuscan village development it was in.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:14:11pm

So, @SusanSarandon is trending on Twitter, so I shot back to her supporters, that they clearly don’t understand what are the primal forces of nature…

“The World Is a Business, Mr. Beale”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:14:28pm
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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:16:39pm

NY Times fawns over Trump’s insurrection “community”
Enabling hate
Eric Boehlert
pressrun.media

It was bad enough when the Times glorified Trump voters. Now they’re celebrating insurrectionists.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:16:55pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Corporate fiduciary responsibility is a very simple machine. Like a virus.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:18:39pm

Someone please give me the answer.
_ _ O _ L
cannot use BRSHGRWFCR or vowels AEIU

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:20:07pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

You are so close

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:20:48pm

re: #8 Barefoot Grin

Heh, I took my child to a birthday party at the Dave and Busters in Short Pump one time. Was not impressed with the pseudo-Tuscan village development it was in.

Hah!

Here’s what a poster said about the naming of “Short Pump”:

What used to be farmlands and a quaint little town a few years ago, is now one of the busiest areas of the Richmond Metropolitan area. This spot on the map got its name in 1853 from the short-handled pump under the porch of the town’s tavern. Not the most creative naming strategy, to be sure, but I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t notice the outhouse out back first.

My favorite is “You wouldn’t know my girlfriend, she’s Canadian” type story about Bumpass:

This community in Louisa County actually got it’s name from the Bumpass Family, prominent citizens in the 1800s. Their name comes from the MUCH more elegant French “bon pas”, meaning “good step.”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:21:15pm

Wordle 219 4/6

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:22:13pm

Damn, wordle kicked my ass today.

I was able to figure out it had double letters, but I still lost.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:23:38pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

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Someone please give me the answer.
_ _ O _ L
cannot use BRSHGRWFCR or vowels AEIU

One hint:

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:24:05pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Damn, wordle kicked my ass today.

I was able to figure out it had double letters, but I still lost.

There’s the clue Gocart needed.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:24:37pm

re: #15 ckkatz

Hah!

Here’s what a poster said about the naming of “Short Pump”:

My favorite is “You wouldn’t know my girlfriend, she’s Canadian” type story about Bumpass:

Short Pump is a much better name than White Colony.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:26:19pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:27:44pm

re: #15 ckkatz

Hah!

Here’s what a poster said about the naming of “Short Pump”:

My favorite is “You wouldn’t know my girlfriend, she’s Canadian” type story about Bumpass:

I was living in the Center of the Universe at the time. They helped give us Dave Brat.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:29:44pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:31:54pm

re: #23 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Ivanka is 40 years old. I mean sure, biologically speaking she is someones child, but demanding a 40 year-old appear before a committee is NOT going after children.

Yeesh.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:32:06pm

re: #18 Hecuba’s daughter

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and I just solved it.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:34:49pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Damn, wordle kicked my ass today.

I was able to figure out it had double letters, but I still lost.

NO HINTS PLEASE.

I have to scroll the whole thread before doing mine cuz I don’t trust you guys

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:38:54pm
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mmmirele  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:42:09pm

Denny Burk’s blocked me because he probably got tired of being challenged by me about how “complementarianism” (aka patriarchy) is supposed to work for not-married adult women. That said…someone call the ambulance, Dwight McKissic just burned Denny up!

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:42:44pm

re: #1 Belafon

I really love how, 4 centuries after kepler destroyed epicycles, it appears the most advanced telescope out of this world appears to be using one to stay in position!

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:43:01pm

re: #22 Barefoot Grin

I was living in the Center of the Universe at the time. They helped give us Dave Brat.

I forgot to mention one more:

Keezletown, named for a guy named Keezell.

Yup… they managed to mispell his name with the town they named to honor him.

And if you ever travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can stop at the Peaks of Otter rest stop and buy those three letter car stickers. ‘BRP’ for “Blue Ridge Parkway” and “POO” for “Peaks of Otter”.

Welcome to the State of Virginia folks…

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:44:57pm

re: #27 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Gee, maybe someone ought to give TFG Donny a little protip:

You don’t want anyone to “go after children”, don’t give them senior advisory positions in your [fucking crooked] White House….

And since when has his “child” status prevented any media outlet from “going after” Hunter Biden?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:46:51pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:47:32pm

re: #11 retired cynic

NY Times fawns over Trump’s insurrection “community”
Enabling hate
Eric Boehlert
pressrun.media

Once Republicans win another victory by losing the popular vote and rigging yet another EC victory in 2024, various rags like the NYT will claim they always supported Republicans. After all, only deviants and far left Anti-American types were opposed to the natural order of things where white male Christians were in charge of everything.

Watch for it. It’s coming.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:47:41pm

re: #31 Jay C

As was pointed out earlier, his little child is nearing menopause.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:53:07pm

I really think Ivanka should still be prosecuted as an adult.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:54:23pm

Helpful flowchart.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:05:48pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

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Someone please give me the answer.
_ _ O _ L
cannot use BRSHGRWFCR or vowels AEIU

oh, gonna edit because one of you poor bastards hasn’t done wordle yet and I don’t want to give it away.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:08:38pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:13:11pm
(Reuters) - In Vermont, lawmakers are considering bills to make it easier to prosecute people who threaten election officials. In Maine, proposed legislation would stiffen penalties for such intimidation. In Washington, state senators voted this month to make threatening election workers a felony.

The measures follow a Reuters series of investigative reports documenting a nationwide wave of threats and harassment against election administrators by Donald Trump supporters who embrace the former president’s false voting-fraud claims. Sponsors and supporters of the legislation in all three states cited Reuters reporting as an impetus for proposing tougher enforcement.

Pro-Trump death threats prompt bills in 3 states to protect election workers (Reuters via AOL, which is apparently still a thing)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:21:15pm

re: #39 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Yet in Florida you can legally run over protesters now. So there’s that.

/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:22:50pm

I find the idea of chips & curry intriguing
Wonder if I can find a place local that has them

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:23:50pm

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Cheesy chips need bacon. 🥓

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:24:54pm

re: #42 Teddy’s Person

Cheesy chips need bacon. 🥓

chips and gravy need cheese

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:26:39pm

re: #5 Teddy’s Person

Hello sweet baby!! These threads need way more Teddy!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:28:37pm

re: #42 Teddy’s Person

Cheesy chips need bacon. 🥓

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

chips and gravy need cheese

Chips and peas needs …

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:28:48pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

Yet in Florida you can legally run over protesters now. So there’s that.

/

Sure, but you can also shoot the person trying to run you over. There are several ways that Florida works to kill residents.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:29:30pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Chips and peas needs …

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yeah, that concept of mushy peas as food needs to be nuked from orbit.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:29:31pm

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

chips & curry FTW

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piratedan  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:29:39pm

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

THEY CAN ALL GO, as long as I have CHILI, no tears will be shed!!!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:31:08pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:31:29pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Chips and peas needs …

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The story behind this character is obviously that it requested a square, and is outraged at receiving a diamond, so is throwing it in the trash.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:32:23pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:33:08pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:37:26pm

re: #4 Captain Magic

Yep. Elections have consequences. I hope Maryland doesn’t make the same mistake.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:37:53pm

re: #48 William Lewis

chips & curry FTW

I gained significant weight when I lived in the UK and discovered the chip shop next to my station made a really good chips & curry.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:38:58pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:39:35pm

It would be fun to walk up to Sarah Palin, tell her what a fan you are, ask for a selfie with her, then mention how much you loved her in 30 Rock.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:40:06pm

re: #44 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Hello sweet baby!! These threads need way more Teddy!!

About a week before Christmas, Teddy decided he no longer wants to go outside. He had become difficult in the fall. I had to carry him to the door to put on his harness and leash. Once at the door, he’d be all excited about going out. One day, I was getting ready to take him to his swim therapy, and he just refused to let me pick him up. He hid under my desk. He was okay the next day, but after that, no way. He’d always make sure he positioned himself so that I couldn’t pick him up. And when he saw the collar, harness and/or leash, he’d skedaddle.

After a week of failure, I just gave up. He’s fourteen and a half, and he gets to live the life he wants (to be fair, three flights of stairs are hard on his old joints and back). It really didn’t take him long to pick up on pee pad etiquette. So, now I have a cat-like house dog.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:43:18pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:45:34pm

re: #14 Ming5000

You are so close

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:45:43pm

re: #58 Teddy’s Person

t really didn’t take him long to pick up on pee pad etiquette. So, now I have a cat-like house dog.

Ozzie stopped using the litterbox during his last gasps at life - I was pulling turds off his back end before his time had come and I put him on the Rainbow Bridge. For a Persian, getting 18 years of life is quite a feat.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:47:07pm

Bear is coocoo for ChuckIt balls.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:47:09pm

re: #60 BlueSpotinAL

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:48:16pm

Chip related

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:49:49pm

re: #23 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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1. you kidnapped children at the border

2. ivanka is not that far from menopause

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:50:50pm

re: #58 Teddy’s Person

About a week before Christmas, Teddy decided he no longer wants to go outside. He had become difficult in the fall. I had to carry him to the door to put on his harness and leash. Once at the door, he’d be all excited about going out. One day, I was getting ready to take him to his swim therapy, and he just refused to let me pick him up. He hid under my desk. He was okay the next day, but after that, no way. He’d always make sure he positioned himself so that I couldn’t pick him up. And when he saw the collar, harness and/or leash, he’d skedaddle.

After a week of failure, I just gave up. He’s fourteen and a half, and he gets to live the life he wants (to be fair, three flights of stairs are hard on his old joints and back). It really didn’t take him long to pick up on pee pad etiquette. So, now I have a cat-like house dog.

Poor Teddy. I am so sorry.

They have dog sized litter boxes for indoors if you’re interested in that.

At least he’s getting on ok. He’s such a sweetie. Give him a gentle hug for me.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:51:51pm

re: #31 Jay C

Gee, maybe someone ought to give TFG Donny a little protip:

You don’t want anyone to “go after children”, don’t give them senior advisory positions in your [fucking crooked] White House….

And since when has his “child” status prevented any media outlet from “going after” Hunter Biden?

who - just for the record - was NOT in joe biden’s campaign

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:52:22pm

re: #34 ckkatz

As was pointed out earlier, his little child is nearing menopause.

ah, gmta

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:54:59pm
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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:55:51pm

re: #48 William Lewis

chips & curry FTW

a certain kind of ironic provincialism in many comments I see in places like quora when it comes to an understanding of, for instance, biscuits and gravy. The Brits just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that our biscuits (South Carolina) are not their biscuits, and our gravy is not their gravy. This shit is taking 20 years off our lives on average, and has led to us having more dialysis centers than payday lenders, so you know it’s good when we know that and keep eating it. Also grits. Just shut up if you are a northerner and think you understand grits. No you don’t. You smartasses, trying to cook instant grits in your little saucepan, and then bitching “why would anybody eat this?” Have you eaten cheese grits, made by the 90 year-old woman who’s been making them for 150 years in the meat-and-three in one of the ubiquitous brick buildings that’s been standing in every southern town since reconstruction? No? Then you have NOT eaten grits.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:56:23pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

yeah, that concept of mushy peas as food needs to be nuked from orbit.

mrsdm will not eat peas
she will ‘tolerate’ le sueur peas
she loves pea soup

loves apples
wont touch apple juice

it’s complicated around here

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:56:49pm

re: #66 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Poor Teddy. I am so sorry.

They have dog sized litter boxes for indoors if you’re interested in that.

At least he’s getting on ok. He’s such a sweetie. Give him a gentle hug for me.

When I get ready to go out, he acts kind of interested in what I’m doing. But when I pick up the harness or leash to see if he wants to go too, he’s like, nope I’m out!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:57:43pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:58:28pm

re: #65 Dangerman

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1. you kidnapped children at the border

2. ivanka is not that far from menopause

Ivanka was old enough to choose not to work for you, Donald, but she did anyway.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:58:38pm

re: #62 GlutenFreeJesus

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Bear is coocoo for ChuckIt balls.

um…here we call them dogs

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:00:07pm

re: #72 Teddy’s Person

When I get ready to go out, he acts kind of interested in what I’m doing. But when I pick up the harness or leash to see if he wants to go too, he’s like, nope I’m out!

I feel the same way about going outside in the winter.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:00:22pm

re: #55 darthstar

I gained significant weight when I lived in the UK and discovered the chip shop next to my station made a really good chips & curry.

When I was in Germany it was the Jaeger schnitzel, mushroom gravy, fries & salad at the local guesthouse. Yum!

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:01:44pm

re: #70 steve_davis

a certain kind of ironic provincialism in many comments I see in places like quora when it comes to an understanding of, for instance, biscuits and gravy. The Brits just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that our biscuits (South Carolina) are not their biscuits, and our gravy is not their gravy. This shit is taking 20 years off our lives on average, and has led to us having more dialysis centers than payday lenders, so you know it’s good when we know that and keep eating it. Also grits. Just shut up if you are a northerner and think you understand grits. No you don’t. You smartasses, trying to cook instant grits in your little saucepan, and then bitching “why would anybody eat this?” Have you eaten cheese grits, made by the 90 year-old woman who’s been making them for 150 years in the meat-and-three in one of the ubiquitous brick buildings that’s been standing in every southern town since reconstruction? No? Then you have NOT eaten grits.

and, no, you cant learn everything about grits by watching My Cousin Vinny

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:01:44pm

I’m not a football fan, but…. all the TV politics people, and all the twitter music people, and the sci-fi fansites, and even my building’s laundry and food delivery discussions, are going on and on about what a uniquely awesome football weekend this just was.

Can someone explain, in brief, why this was good? What happened?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:02:12pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:02:25pm

re: #68 Dangerman

ah, gmta

As far as I’m concerned, Ivanka can have her hot flashes in a cold cell. It’ll be more comfortable that way anyway.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:03:31pm

re: #79 sagehen

I’m not a football fan, but…. all the TV politics people, and all the twitter music people, and the sci-fi fancies, and even my building’s laundry and food delivery discussions, are going on and on about what a uniquely awesome football weekend this just was.

Can someone explain, in brief, why this was good? What happened?

There were four playoff games contested. All were very close (three were won by field goals, the other by one touchdown), one went to overtime. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers lost.

The Cincinnati Bengals also scored an upset to advance to the AFC Championship (the Bengals have sucked for much of their history).

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:03:36pm

re: #74 Belafon

Ivanka was old enough to choose not to work for you, Donald, but she did anyway.

there’s no spousal testimony privilege between them, right? //

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dat_said  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:06:00pm

I was doing my weekly version of Monty Python’s Four Yorkshiremen skit (Luxury!) with my teenage daughters this weekend - we only had two TV stations when I was your age and we could only watch whatever was on that time [more old cranky dad talk] no public broadcast station till my last year in high school [more old cranky dad talk] couldn’t even watch Happy Days because no ABC station in town [more cranky old dad talk] snow everywhere - and got to wondering when broadcast TV really got going.

Found the image above in an eight grade lesson and thought it was fascinating that there were no stations at all in ND, SD, MT, WY, CO, ID, NV, OR, ME, NH, & VT in 1950. Things were much different by 1955.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:07:07pm

re: #83 Dangerman

there’s no spousal testimony privilege between them, right? //

I know you’re snarking, but I would not be at all surprise if one of Trump’s cracked lawyers (Ms. Kraken or Mr. Pillow) tries to make a argument that spousal privilege extends to familial privilege.

edited to correct an embarrassing grammar error

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:09:34pm

re: #79 sagehen

I’m not a football fan, but…. all the TV politics people, and all the twitter music people, and the sci-fi fansites, and even my building’s laundry and food delivery discussions, are going on and on about what a uniquely awesome football weekend this just was.

Can someone explain, in brief, why this was good? What happened?

1) In the last two minutes of 4 games 31 points were scored.
2) Three home teams lost (the idea is that the home team has a huge advantage)
3) Two of the GOAT quarterbacks - Rodgers & Brady - may have played their last games
4) KC vs Buffalo was a competitive dream in that they kept battling back and forth and the Bills were ahead till the last 13 seconds of the game. That one’s more a “gotta appreciate the game” one but in many ways, it was probably the best played playoff game since the 1967 Ice Bowl between Green Bay and Dallas.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:09:46pm

Beau brings the heat and gives it to the NY Times.

Wish we had a free press in this country

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:11:29pm

after all that nonsense the dow erased a 1,000 point loss and closed up 99 !?!

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:13:02pm

If criminal charges do get levied on Ivanka and Don Jr., I hope the AG who announces them makes it a point to announce that they will be tried as adults despite their father’s claims to the contrary.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:13:47pm

re: #89 darthstar

If criminal charges do get levied on Ivanka and Don Jr., I hope the AG who announces them makes it a point to announce that they will be tried as adults adult black women despite their father’s claims to the contrary.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:14:54pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:18:11pm

re: #75 Dangerman

um…here we call them dogs

My dog doesn’t get it. She’ll chase the ball the first time but will watch it roll until it stops and then turn around and maybe or maybe not come back. If I then fetch the ball and throw it again, she just watches it sail on without a thought. Now if the ball looked like a chipmunk and rolled down a hole, I’d won’t be home until she digs two feet down, snapping roots between her jaws, working strategically on different sides of the hole. And then when she finds out it’s a chipmunk shaped ball (no, I don’t know how that would work), she will blow dirt out of her nose and come back up leaving the ball in the hole for me to fetch again.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:18:25pm

re: #70 steve_davis

Have you eaten cheese grits, made by the 90 year-old woman who’s been making them for 150 years in the meat-and-three in one of the ubiquitous brick buildings* that’s been standing in every southern town since reconstruction? No? Then you have NOT eaten grits.

*Must be named “Sisters” or variant. I don’t make the rules.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:19:46pm

re: #93 Decatur Deb

*Must be named “Sisters” or variant. I don’t make the rules.

Cuddin Elma or some such. Sorry, wrong narrative. I’m thinking of my white great aunts and grandmother in Georgia.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:21:57pm

re: #94 Barefoot Grin

Cuddin Elma or some such.

Elma is Mamma’s sister’s chile.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:25:58pm

Daughter1 went to a lunch at the place in Anniston, with Miss Alabama. Miz says: “That Shrimp n’ Grits is so good I want to rub it in my hair.”

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:26:33pm

I think President Biden has had enough


Adding the context:
At the end of a Biden photo op, when reporters shouted Q’s hoping he’d respond, Fox’s Peter Doocy asked, “Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?” Biden deadpanned: “It’s a great asset—more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.”

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:27:51pm

re: #97 Ming5000

I think President Biden has had enough

He’s playing to us Truman Democrats.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:28:02pm

re: #79 sagehen

I’m not a football fan, but…. all the TV politics people, and all the twitter music people, and the sci-fi fansites, and even my building’s laundry and food delivery discussions, are going on and on about what a uniquely awesome football weekend this just was.

Can someone explain, in brief, why this was good? What happened?

well, let me try to explain, and know going in that I could only watch the first half of one game because it was on FOX and I could only get a 60 minute guest pass on the FOX Sports app, and that I then could only watch the first half of the Chiefs/Bills game, because booster fatigue finally kicked in and I was effectively comatose for 12 hours starting at around 8 in the evening, eastern time. The weekend of football featured four games which were all decided either with a walk-off field goal at the end of regulation, or a walf-off touchodown in overtime. Typically, playoff games aren’t nearly this good, especially before the championship weekend, because you are getting a team that got a first week bye versus a team that may have somehow made it in while going 7-9, depending on just how awful a particular division was. They just typically aren’t compelling games. This year, they were just all fun to watch. Like basketball games at the collegiate level where the teams are all competent, and they’re back and forth affairs. Even tampa bay/los angeles was fun to watch because both sides managed to have crazy things happen that kept interest going.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:31:39pm

re: #84 dat_said

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I was doing my weekly version of Monty Python’s Four Yorkshiremen skit (Luxury!) with my teenage daughters this weekend - we only had two TV stations when I was your age and we could only watch whatever was on that time [more old cranky dad talk] no public broadcast station till my last year in high school [more old cranky dad talk] couldn’t even watch Happy Days because no ABC station in town [more cranky old dad talk] snow everywhere - and got to wondering when broadcast TV really got going.

Found the image above in an eight grade lesson and thought it was fascinating that there were no stations at all in ND, SD, MT, WY, CO, ID, NV, OR, ME, NH, & VT in 1950. Things were much different by 1955.

My brother and I performed acrobatic routines in the mid-1950s. We were on network TV about 20 times from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philly, and NYC. I got to see the big cannon shoot out puffed oats and puffed rice live from back stage surrounded by big black cables. Just such a different time.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:32:24pm
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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:36:29pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Chips and peas needs …

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Gawdz, yes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:41:43pm

re: #58 Teddy’s Person

Glory was doing the pee pad/diaper thing toward the end.
She was OK with those, it was the seizures and then the terrible sudden end that were the worst.
Gonna miss her for a very long time.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:41:54pm
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Teukka  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:42:46pm

re: #97 Ming5000

I think President Biden has had enough

re: #104 gocart mozart

Flat out of fucks to give, aye.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:43:18pm

re: #85 Teddy’s Person

The landscape of communications changed so much in the1950s.

I suppose much akin to the invention of the telephone.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:43:19pm

Ba hahaha

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:44:59pm

re: #100 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

My brother and I performed acrobatic routines in the mid-1950s. We were on network TV about 20 times from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philly, and NYC. I got to see the big cannon shoot out puffed oats and puffed rice live from back stage surrounded by big black cables. Just such a different time.

i thought tv was universal - the same everywhere

growing up on long island, ny, i thought everyone had all the channels and the same programming we had

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:45:21pm

well, at least now I understand what the “aching joints” side effect from the vaccine means. Always good to have enlightenment. Funnily, it’s just in the shoulders, but it does feel like I overdid a regimen of chin-ups.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:47:29pm
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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:48:27pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

Ba hahaha

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having just seen this a few times not far upthread, i can attest that it doesn’t get old

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:48:29pm

re: #108 Dangerman

i thought tv was universal - the same everywhere

growing up on long island, ny, i thought everyone had all the channels and the same programming we had

Where I grew up in Detroit we had a Canadian station (CKLW-TV) broadcasting French shows (“Chez Helene”) in the morning to compete with Captain Kangaroo and Woodrow the Woodsman.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:48:56pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

I look forward to all the “I’m a stupid sonovabitch, too!” variations on the Gadsden flag.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:49:08pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

“F___ your feelings.”

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:49:30pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

Glory was doing the pee pad/diaper thing toward the end.
She was OK with those, it was the seizures and then the terrible sudden end that were the worst.
Gonna miss her for a very long time.

Jesse was just asleep in my arms, with a back leg hanging over one of my arms while I lay next to her, snoring with what can best be described as her little toot kazoo, because it sounds like a cross between a tiny trumpet and a kazoo on the intakes. Then I wound up having to sneeze, which kind of killed the mood, and gained me a rather baleful look.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:50:02pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

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oh really, what did he say?

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:51:47pm

re: #108 Dangerman

i thought tv was universal - the same everywhere

growing up on long island, ny, i thought everyone had all the channels and the same programming we had

Heh. Wasn’t just the ’50s: I grew up in Los Angeles, and was used to a crowded channel lineup (including the “exotic” UHF channels, and the off-numbered ones from San Diego and Santa Barbara): when I moved to Denver in 1978, I was somewhat nonplussed to discover that Television consisted of just five over-the-air stations (the 3 Nets, PBS and a local one). And Cable a rare luxury.
And Denver was the media-market capitol of CO.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:52:10pm
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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:53:00pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

Ba hahaha

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ha ha! oh god. and the funny thing is, right-wingers are now panty-wadded because Biden just sotto voce did to Doocy what Trump would routinely do to people at rallies and press conferences.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:53:42pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:54:04pm

But McCain is not todays Republican so.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:54:08pm
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No Malarkey!  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:55:22pm

re: #79 sagehen

I’m not a football fan, but…. all the TV politics people, and all the twitter music people, and the sci-fi fansites, and even my building’s laundry and food delivery discussions, are going on and on about what a uniquely awesome football weekend this just was.

Can someone explain, in brief, why this was good? What happened?

Every game came down to the last play, and it was the playoffs so a lot was at stake.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:55:56pm
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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:57:31pm

re: #117 Jay C

Heh. Wasn’t just the ’50s: I grew up in Los Angeles, and was used to a crowded channel lineup (including the “exotic” UHF channels, and the off-numbered ones from San Diego and Santa Barbara): when I moved to Denver in 1978, I was somewhat nonplussed to discover that Television consisted of just five over-the-air stations (the 3 Nets, PBS and a local one). And Cable a rare luxury.
And Denver was the media-market capitol of CO.

In Clemson, television was NBC and CBS out of Greenville, and PBS out of Columbia. PBS was VHF and presumably coming from a repeater somewhere because it was okay. ABC was out of Asheville and was like trying to decipher a Rorschach test. They finally had a repeater put in somewhere relatively close, but even in the mid 90’s, I could barely get ABC on my small set with the rabbit ears. I’m guessing if I’d had an antenna running from a chimney, it would have been better.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:57:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:59:17pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

Unknown: “She used to be great, she’s still very beautiful.”

Trump: “I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her, she was married.”

Unknown: “That’s huge news there.”

Trump: “No, no, Nancy. No this was [inaudible] and I moved on her very heavily in fact I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. I moved on her like a bitch. I couldn’t get there and she was married. Then all-of-a-sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

This is part of the same convo where Trump talked about grabbing women by the pussy.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:59:31pm

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

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Maybe the internet can find out who they are.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:59:34pm
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Mike Lamb  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:59:50pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

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He didn’t say “stupid son of a bitch”, he said “Need to scratch an itch.”

Which I will now put on a bumper sticker and use as my super cool code for every anti-vaxxer I see.

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:59:59pm

re: #122 jaunte

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Sorry, but IMO this is one of those “Famous Joe Biden Gaffe” moments:
Joe has been around DC too long, one would think, to fall for Doocy’s nonsense: he has got to know that the RW media will jump all over even the least misstatement (and, Trump’s BS notwithstanding, get a case of the pearl-clutching Vapors over his “insulting” language) - and the “mainstream” media will eagerly join in the criticism so as not to appear too “partisan”…
He should have known better: what I don’t understand is why the Admin press people even bother to call on Peter Doocy, and don’t just ignore him, shouted BS questions or not….

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:01:07pm
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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:01:41pm

re: #125 steve_davis

In Clemson, television was NBC and CBS out of Greenville, and PBS out of Columbia. PBS was VHF and presumably coming from a repeater somewhere because it was okay. ABC was out of Asheville and was like trying to decipher a Rorschach test. They finally had a repeater put in somewhere relatively close, but even in the mid 90’s, I could barely get ABC on my small set with the rabbit ears. I’m guessing if I’d had an antenna running from a chimney, it would have been better.

In Detroit in the late 1960s, we had CBS, NBC, ABC, WTVS (Independent) and CKLW-TV (Canadian.)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:01:51pm

re: #131 Jay C

Sorry, but IMO this is one of those “Famous Joe Biden Gaffe” moments:
Joe has been around DC too long, one would think, to fall for Doocy’s nonsense: he has got to know that the RW media will jump all over even the least misstatement (and, Trump’s BS notwithstanding, get a case of the pearl-clutching Vapors over his “insulting” language) - and the “mainstream” media will eagerly join in the criticism so as not to appear too “partisan”…
He should have known better: what I don’t understand is why the Admin press people even bother to call on Peter Doocy, and don’t just ignore him, shouted BS questions or not….

Well, that’s how it’ll be played—he’s so old and out of touch that he doesn’t understand how mics work.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:02:21pm

It’s just another fuck your feelings, I can do anything to you but you can’t clap back moment.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:02:56pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:03:14pm

re: #131 Jay C

Sorry, but IMO this is one of those “Famous Joe Biden Gaffe” moments:
Joe has been around DC too long, one would think, to fall for Doocy’s nonsense: he has got to know that the RW media will jump all over even the least misstatement (and, Trump’s BS notwithstanding, get a case of the pearl-clutching Vapors over his “insulting” language) - and the “mainstream” media will eagerly join in the criticism so as not to appear too “partisan”…
He should have known better: what I don’t understand is why the Admin press people even bother to call on Peter Doocy, and don’t just ignore him, shouted BS questions or not….

Perhaps, but who cares. Doocy will never ask a real question, never discuss anything in good faith. I’m tired of my representatives pretending that the other side is even close to acting in good faith. They are not and haven’t been for years. Biden’s best move is going to be calling them out on their BS.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:04:05pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:05:43pm

re: #128 Belafon

They don’t seem to care. What’s going to happen when they knock on a Black person’s door like mine? I guess they’re buying into Trump’s nonsense that only White people live in the suburbs. My suburb is majority Black.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:08:11pm

Christian nationalism is still thriving — and is a force for returning Trump to power

The Sunday service at the Patriot Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee starts out like a lot of evangelical worship: hands aloft, Bibles in laps, full-throated singing about Jesus.

When Rev. Ken Peters picks up his wireless mic, the service takes a sharp rightward turn.

“Don’t let the mainstream media or the left tell you that we were not a Christian nation,” he intones, prowling the altar in an anti-abortion T-shirt. “You know why there’s churches everywhere and not mosques? Because we’re a Christian nation!”

“Amen,” responds the congregation, with gusto.

The sermon, titled “How Satan Destroys the World,” zigzags between familiar grievances of conservative Christians, such as abortion and transgender people’s rights. But what makes this church different, and others like it across the nation, is its embrace of the secular agenda of the far right. They believe that masks and vaccinations violate religious freedom, that the participants in the Jan. 6 capitol riot were proud patriots, and the Biden administration is evil and illegitimate.

“You know he’s not the most popular president in America,” Peters preaches, still obsessing on election results 14 months later. “How many Biden parades did you see? Yet he beat Trump with 70 million? Give me a break. We know something’s up.”

Christian nationalists believe that America is Christian and Trump is their best hope to keep it that way
If anyone thought that Christian nationalism would decline with President Donald Trump out of power, they were mistaken. Christian nationalists believe, in general, that America is Christian, that the government should keep it that way, and that Trump was —and is— their best hope to accomplish that.

This movement of ultra-conservative, politicized churches is apparently on the march, though there are no firm numbers because the congregations are mostly nondenominational. The belief system provides a godly underpinning for right-wing activism in venues like school-board elections, anti-vaccine protests, and the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol.

“This is a spiritual battle. It’s good versus evil,” says congregant Jim Willis, after the service. He’s a 72-year-old retired army colonel and software salesman, who wears on his lapel an American flag inside of a Christian cross. “And, unfortunately, evil has taken charge.”

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:12:05pm

re: #130 Mike Lamb

He didn’t say “stupid son of a bitch”, he said “Need to scratch an itch.”

Which I will now put on a bumper sticker and use as my super cool code for every anti-vaxxer I see.

im with you
it still brought to mind the woman who threatened the school board in virginia:

“I in no way meant to imply ‘all guns loaded’ as in actual firearms”

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:16:05pm

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

Perhaps, but who cares. Doocy will never ask a real question, never discuss anything in good faith. I’m tired of my representatives pretending that the other side is even close to acting in good faith. They are not and haven’t been for years. Biden’s best move is going to be calling them out on their BS.

they should ask doocy to interview biden for an hour.

then when they sit down biden doesnt take any shit.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:16:47pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:17:36pm

Let’s see what happens

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:18:56pm

re: #142 Dangerman

they should ask doocy to interview biden for an hour.

then when they sit down biden doesnt take any shit.

They should do what the Bush Whitehouse used to do when a reporter went off the rails. Suggest (strongly) that maybe Doocey should take a couple of months elsewhere.

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ipsos  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:20:03pm

re: #84 dat_said

I could go on at page length about all the reasons why TV was so sparse on that 1950 map (it happens to be one of my specialty areas), but:

The coaxial cable that carried network programming was still very limited in 1950. If you weren’t in the northeast or midwest or along parts of the west coast, a TV station had to originate its own programming with whatever local talent and old films were available. It was a heavy load.

The FCC goofed when it made up the original VHF allocation table in the 1940s and didn’t realize how much interference its spacing standards created. There were stations on channel 4 in Boston, NYC and Washington (and still are), but there were also channel 4s in Schenectady and Lancaster PA. They had to pull back from allocating new stations until they could figure out how to rearrange the existing ones, which happened around 1952 in most areas.

As a result, there was a freeze on new TV licenses that went into effect in late 1948 (though it took until 1950 to build out all 108 stations that had already been authorized) and wasn’t lifted until 1952, delayed in part by the Korean War and materials shortages.

When it lifted, there was a boom in new VHF stations and a very brief boom in new UHF stations, too, though most of those early UHF stations failed quickly because nobody had receivers. It took until the early 1960s for the FCC and Congress to figure out there needed to be an all-channel receiver act to mandate inclusion of UHF tuners.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:20:54pm

re: #140 Captain Magic

In a just world, these churches would lose their tax free status.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:21:11pm
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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:24:10pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

In a just world, these churches would lose their tax free status.

In a just world, there would be no tax exemptions of any kind - which would include the interest deduction on mortgages.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:24:14pm

re: #97 Ming5000

By 6:00 tonight, the RNC will be tweeting out and making ads with Biden’s “great asset” part of the quote and the rest (of course) cut out. I guaran-fucking-tee it.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:24:45pm

do not walk this back!

dont send Jen out there in a few hours to say “well, the president wishes he didn’t use those words” or some other kind of waffle.

dont even snark it and say “President Biden regrets the profanity, but stands by his assessment that it was a dumb question.”

the guy’s a hack.
nothing to correct, adjust, amend, or apologize for.
own it.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:24:52pm

I still know how to Amazon…

Also, fleurs.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:25:50pm

re: #144 EstebanTornado1963

Let’s see what happens

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Hawley’s press rep. Does she really think anyone will take this comment as sincere?

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:26:07pm

re: #144 EstebanTornado1963

Let’s see what happens

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not a ‘gaffe’
not a hot mic moment

he knew what he was doing

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:26:49pm

re: #153 sagehen

Hawley’s press rep. Does she really think anyone will take this comment as sincere?

Maybe she should find other work. I hear there are plenty of openings in the food service industry.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:28:03pm

Is there video of President Biden calling that stupid son of a bitch Doocy a stupid son of a bitch?

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Mike Lamb  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:28:13pm

The only thing I’d be upset about is if Biden apologizes.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:28:38pm

re: #154 Dangerman

SNAPS!!!!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:28:55pm

re: #156 darthstar

Yes. Scroll up.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:30:02pm

re: #153 sagehen

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stunning attack on the free press. i am literally shaking rn.

YouTube

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:30:10pm

re: #134 Barefoot Grin

Well, that’s how it’ll be played—he’s so old and out of touch that he doesn’t understand how mics work.

Who do they think he was talking to on the open mic? Of course he knew it was on. And no, it is not going to be “old Joe is senile” because he clearly wasn’t confused. Doocy made an idiotic comment and Joe burned him down.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:30:39pm

re: #157 Mike Lamb

The only thing I’d be upset about is if Biden apologizes.

“I’m sorry I said Peter Doocy was a stupid son of a bitch. Clearly, he is an EXTREMELY stupid son of a bitch and I should have been more specific.”

/

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:31:20pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’m sorry I said Peter Doocy was a stupid son of a bitch. Clearly, he is an EXTREMELY stupid son of a bitch and I should have been more specific.”

/

ok i’d be fine with that

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:31:33pm

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

They don’t seem to care. What’s going to happen when they knock on a Black person’s door like mine? I guess they’re buying into Trump’s nonsense that only White people live in the suburbs. My suburb is majority Black.

Dog and/or shotgun.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:31:58pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’m sorry I said Peter Doocy was a stupid son of a bitch. Clearly, he is an EXTREMELY stupid son of a bitch and I should have been more specific.”

/

Ok, sure, he can go the Costanza/Sweater apology route.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:32:18pm

re: #146 ipsos

As a result, there was a freeze on new TV licenses that went into effect in late 1948 (though it took until 1950 to build out all 108 stations that had already been authorized) and wasn’t lifted until 1952, delayed in part by the Korean War and materials shortages.

When it lifted, there was a boom in new VHF stations and a very brief boom in new UHF stations, too, though most of those early UHF stations failed quickly because nobody had receivers. It took until the early 1960s for the FCC and Congress to figure out there needed to be an all-channel receiver act to mandate inclusion of UHF tuners.

Betty White’s has been on TV since before the first TV broadcast license was ever issued.
slashfilm.com

In April 1939, RCA introduced television broadcasting as we know it at the New York World’s Fair. Two months earlier, a young Betty White stood in front of TV cameras for one of the first broadcasts ever transmitted on the West coast. According to Jennifer Kelshin Armstrong’s book “When Women Invented Television,” the broadcast took place at the Packard Motor Car Company in Downtown Los Angeles, where Packard distributor Earle C. Anthony had invented KFI radio station in 1922 to transmit between buildings. Now, Packard was putting on a test broadcast that would go down in history, and White was there to star.

When Betty White was awarded with the Guinness World Record for the longest TV career as an entertainer, she spoke with the publication about that first moment in the spotlight. “I wore my high school graduation dress and our Beverly Hills High student body president, Harry Bennett, and I danced the Merry Widow Waltz,” she told Guinness. According to Kelshin Armstrong, White was chosen for the project after performing a song called “Spirit Flower” at her high school graduation. An audience member was an investor in TV, and asked her to be a part of the signal test.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:32:28pm

re: #146 ipsos

It never occurred to me that there were stations that the networks could not physically reach.

Out of the whole UHF spectrum there were two channels that were of value to me as a kid in Chicagoland. 32, and 44.

32 eventually became a Fox station, and 44 became ONTV, a broadcast subscription TV service. It’s Telemundo now.

I had a black and white TV that could lock on to ONTV without a decoder when tuned slightly off-channel, but you had to turn the audio all the way up to hear it on the main channel because the audio was moved to sideband and just bled a little to the main channel. Every hour the main channel would announce the station identification, which I’m sure amused my parents when I was watching ONTV porn late at night.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:35:41pm

re: #166 sagehen

Betty White’s has been on TV since before the first TV broadcast license was ever issued.
slashfilm.com

Do you know who else was on Television before the first broadcast license?

Berlin Olympics demo.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:36:00pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’m sorry I said Peter Doocy was a stupid son of a bitch. Clearly, he is an EXTREMELY stupid son of a bitch and I should have been more specific.”

/

“I need to apologize to Peter: Peter, I’m sorry you’re a stupid son of a bitch.”

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:36:45pm

re: #167 Punish Domestic Terrorists

We had the same rig in Detroit with OnTV, using TV channel 20.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:38:54pm

re: #153 sagehen

Joe is just calling a spade a “spade.” That do-do always asks the silliest questions and deserves to be called what Joe called him.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:39:00pm

re: #154 Dangerman

not a ‘gaffe’
not a hot mic moment

he knew what he was doing

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What the hell was Doocy and his Newsmax side-kick saying? Sounded like he asked if Biden was going to declare war on Russia…

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IngisKahn  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:39:45pm

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:39:48pm

re: #153 sagehen

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:41:33pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:42:42pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:43:19pm

re: #171 PhillyPretzel

Joe is just calling a spade a “spade.” That do-do always asks the silliest questions and deserves to be called what Joe called him.

I for one will enjoy all the right wing whines and pearl-clutching over ‘presidential decorum’. It will be to laugh!

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:43:21pm

Honestly, Biden could say the same thing about MSNBC’s White House gossip correspondent Kristen Welker.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:43:48pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:44:17pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:44:51pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:52:09pm

re: #172 darthstar

What the hell was Doocy and his Newsmax side-kick saying? Sounded like he asked if Biden was going to declare war on Russia…

Found it…the inflation question: “Do you think inflation is a political liability …in the midterms?” Doocy could be heard asking.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:52:39pm

Michael Cohen is a spectator at Michael Avanatti’s fraud trial.

Reporters in the courtroom witnessed a peculiar exchange as Avenatti greeted Cohen by inquiring about his “Donald Trump kneepads.” Cohen addressed Avenatti’s remark outside the federal courthouse, declaring, “[Avenatti’s] shown himself to be the dirtbag everybody expected him to be.” Cohen also claimed he didn’t know what Avenatti meant by the “prison humor” kneepad remark. Avenatti could face 22 years behind bars for wire fraud and identity theft if found guilty at trial.

Avenatti Gives Michael Cohen Bizarre Greeting at His Fraud Trial (The Daily Beast)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:54:47pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

yeah…it’s a Big Fucking Deal…

:D

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:55:16pm

re: #161 steve_davis

Who do they think he was talking to on the open mic? Of course he knew it was on. And no, it is not going to be “old Joe is senile” because he clearly wasn’t confused. Doocy made an idiotic comment and Joe burned him down.

Yeah, that’s not how right-wing media works.

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bratwurst  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:55:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:58:14pm

re: #186 bratwurst

DT cursed at everyone. That is one of the reasons why he made everyone sign NDA’s.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:59:33pm

re: #151 Dangerman

do not walk this back!

dont send Jen out there in a few hours to say “well, the president wishes he didn’t use those words” or some other kind of waffle.

dont even snark it and say “President Biden regrets the profanity, but stands by his assessment that it was a dumb question.”

the guy’s a hack.
nothing to correct, adjust, amend, or apologize for.
own it.

I think this is when you use a “prove me wrong” meme.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:59:34pm

re: #183 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Michael Cohen is a spectator at Michael Avanatti’s fraud trial.

Avenatti Gives Michael Cohen Bizarre Greeting at His Fraud Trial (The Daily Beast)

Avenatti has always been a piece of shit. I really hated his rise to fame because he happened to be Stormy Daniels’ lawyer. He was a perfect foil for Trump and made Trump come out looking a lot better than a serious lawyer would have.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:00:39pm

“Peter, I need to apologize. I’m sorry I called either of your parents a bitch”

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:01:09pm

re: #188 Teddy’s Person

I think this is when you use a “prove me wrong” meme.

Or maybe just respond by asking if the network has any qualified journalists they can send.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:01:40pm

re: #190 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

“Peter, I need to apologize. I’m sorry I called either of your parents a bitch”

His dad’s a total bitch. Just watch five minutes of Fox & Friends.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:01:53pm
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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:02:21pm

And don’t be surprised if Steve Doocy comes out and says President Biden attacked his ‘child.’

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dat_said  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:03:44pm

re: #146 ipsos

I could go on at page length about all the reasons why TV was so sparse on that 1950 map (it happens to be one of my specialty areas), but:

The coaxial cable that carried network programming was still very limited in 1950. If you weren’t in the northeast or midwest or along parts of the west coast, a TV station had to originate its own programming with whatever local talent and old films were available. It was a heavy load.

Looking back it’s just a marvel on how much change there had to be from 1955 to 1965 when tvs were beginning to be common everyday expectations in a home. No such thing as a satellite yet when all the planning and innovation and investment started.

Closest recent thing is smartphones (iPhone introduced in 2007) but that really was just built on repackaging of an existing communications infrastructure unlike what broadcast TV had to go through.

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[deleted]  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:03:51pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:07:11pm
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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:09:14pm

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Spotify won’t cave.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:11:36pm

re: #198 Captain Magic

Spotify won’t cave.

Probably not, but it’s the right thing to do.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:11:53pm

re: #153 sagehen

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:11:57pm

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Now we just need about a dozen other artists to follow suit…

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:14:05pm

re: #198 Captain Magic

Spotify won’t cave.

They will if other big rock legends like Springsteen, Bono/U2, or pop acts like Bruno Mars, Shakira, etc. start doing the same.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:14:48pm

re: #153 sagehen

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:16:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:17:57pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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hold out until April

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:19:19pm

Pete…they have…and you are.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:19:50pm

re: #186 bratwurst

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:19:58pm

re: #204 Captain Magic

Ping David Crosby - he’s pretty responsive on Twitter.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:20:17pm

re: #112 Captain Magic

Where I grew up in Detroit we had a Canadian station (CKLW-TV) broadcasting French shows (“Chez Helene”) in the morning to compete with Captain Kangaroo and Woodrow the Woodsman.

Channel 9! I remember “Jingles the Jester” and “Wayne & Shuster Comedy Hour.” Wayne & Shuster were the precursors of South Park’s Canadian duo “Terrence & Philip” but W&S never did fart jokes.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:21:57pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

hold out until April

Agreed - it’s only another 8 or 9 weeks away.

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ipsos  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:22:10pm

re: #208 darthstar

Ping David Crosby - he’s pretty responsive on Twitter.

Trouble is, Crosby is at odds with Young, isn’t he?

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:22:16pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:23:23pm

re: #211 ipsos

Trouble is, Crosby is at odds with Young, isn’t he?

Yes, there is that. But I suspect he agrees with Neil on this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:24:24pm

re: #210 darthstar

Agreed - it’s only another 8 or 9 weeks away.

“vested” is a big fucking deal and nothing to just toss aside.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:25:32pm

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

They don’t seem to care. What’s going to happen when they knock on a Black person’s door like mine? I guess they’re buying into Trump’s nonsense that only White people live in the suburbs. My suburb is majority Black.

I live in a suburb that is 67% Black and the white people are mostly Jews.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:25:41pm

re: #209 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t remember those shows you mentioned, but I have no doubt they weren’t broadcast.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:27:09pm

re: #209 The Pie Overlord!

Channel 9! I remember “Jingles the Jester” and “Wayne & Shuster Comedy Hour.” Wayne & Shuster were the precursors of South Park’s Canadian duo “Terrence & Philip” but W&S never did fart jokes.

You can find videos of Wayne & Shuster in YouTube.

I watched their CBC specials back in the 70s when I lived in far northern New York state. References to the “Unholy Goalie”* are an in-joke with my brother.

* - W&S doing Faust.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:28:03pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:28:28pm

re: #218 Hecuba’s daughter

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:29:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:29:44pm

re: #216 Captain Magic

If you really want to go with local kid shows from Philly, we had Gene London, Chief Halftown, Sally Starr and quite a few others. We also had the late Fred Rogers (Fred was from Pittsburgh so that is not local for Philly).

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:29:46pm

Canadian Truckers are forming a convoy to protest vaccine mandates. But stupid as that is, it still brings fond memories of one of the greatest films of the 1970s…

C.W. McCall - Convoy

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ipsos  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:29:57pm

re: #195 dat_said

Looking back it’s just a marvel on how much change there had to be from 1955 to 1965 when tvs were beginning to be common everyday expectations in a home. No such thing as a satellite yet when all the planning and innovation and investment started.

Closest recent thing is smartphones (iPhone introduced in 2007) but that really was just built on repackaging of an existing communications infrastructure unlike what broadcast TV had to go through.

It’s amazing to think that the first time any human could see the Pacific and Atlantic coasts at the same time wasn’t until 1951, when the coax cable was completed across the country. Edward R. Murrow did the first live split-screen that year on See It Now, showing the Golden Gate and one of the NYC bridges at once, and it must have been completely mind blowing…

…and from there it was just 18 years to live TV from the surface of the moon. (Which my grandfather watched… and he was born a year before the Weight Brothers flew.)

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:30:11pm

re: #206 darthstar

Pete…they have…and you are.

The real lie in that Chyron is “Fox Reporter”.

Fox is not news. It is not a news organization. It is a fear-porn propaganda operation and should be treated as such. It does operate on any sound journalistic foundation. It operates to promote white male entitlement, generate white male grievances at the direct expense of every other demographic, and promote continued white male supremacy.

Fox should immediately be kicked out of the press pool. Let them stew in their own self-pity and howls of “free press.” They are not a free press operating on any notion of good faith. They are a pure propaganda organization owned by a foreign crank and have no right to be anywhere in the White House. Let another of the plethora of right wing outlets in the press pool expose how stupid they are instead and kick out Fox News.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:30:33pm

Jerry Falwell Jr. blames his Trump endorsement for his shocking downfall

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. blamed his endorsement of Donald Trump for his downfall in a new interview with Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:30:55pm

The Netherlands has 56 airplanes that can handle these:

**AGM-154B (anti-armor)[edit]
The warhead for the AGM-154B is the BLU-108/B from the Air Force’s Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) program. The JSOW B was to carry six BLU-108/B submunitions. Each submunition releases four projectiles (total of 24 per weapon) that use infrared sensors to detect targets. When a submunition detects that it is aligned with a target, it fires, creating an explosively formed penetrator capable of defeating vehicle armor. This program concluded development but the Navy decided not to procure the weapon.**

Since the shoot-down of Air Malaysia Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, killing 193 Dutch citizens, the Dutch have had a hard-on for the Russians and I wouldn’t be surprised if they would love to get a kick into the gut of the Russian bear. Each plane (40 F-16 and 16 F-35) can carry four of these little tank killers. They have a stand-off range of 40 miles. The Russians have nothing to stop them, and if you start sending a shitpot of caskets with Russian flags on top of them back to the Rodinya, the home team is going to notice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:32:03pm
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IngisKahn  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:32:36pm

re: #196 Teddy’s Person

Eeek,

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:32:57pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

“vested” is a big fucking deal and nothing to just toss aside.

The bubble burst during my first IT job. When I left, my vested stock was worth -43,000 dollars compared to its strike price. My current ESPP needs to be bumped up a bit…even at 15% off I’m only getting a couple shares a month.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:33:28pm

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Jerry Falwell Jr. blames his Trump endorsement for his shocking downfall

Everything Trump touches does a threesome with the pool boy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:34:04pm
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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:34:16pm

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Jerry Falwell Jr. blames his Trump endorsement for his shocking downfall

I think posing for a pic drunk with a young woman who wasn’t your wife with your pubic hair showing contributed a bit there, Jerry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:35:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:36:43pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:37:08pm

re: #227 austin_blue

The warhead for the AGM-154B is the BLU-108/B from the Air Force’s Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) program. The JSOW B was to carry six BLU-108/B submunitions. Each submunition releases four projectiles (total of 24 per weapon) that use infrared sensors to detect targets. When a submunition detects that it is aligned with a target, it fires, creating an explosively formed penetrator capable of defeating vehicle armor. This program concluded development but the Navy decided not to procure the weapon.**

And that, kiddies, is one reason the Defense budget is bigger than the GDP of some countries.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:37:35pm
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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:39:22pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:39:33pm

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:40:26pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope it’s bluetooth compatible. Write an app to hack people’s brain implants and you could be rich.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:41:03pm

This sounds pretty stupid to me.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:41:09pm

re: #229 IngisKahn

Eeek,

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:41:14pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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If I knew it was for her, I’d donate.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:41:54pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

If I download my memories and personality to someone’s neural link, it’s going to turn out to be the Betamax of the genre.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:42:27pm

re: #241 Dread Pirate Ron

This sounds pretty stupid to me.

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It’s been mentioned before. As I said then, the governor will veto it and they don’t have the votes to override. The bill is just performance art to get campaign money from the stupid.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:42:28pm

re: #238 William Lewis

Saw a post about something like that called ‘Angel shot’ posted in a women’s room at a bar. Bartender knows to call police for an ‘Angel shot on the rocks’ or just an Uber for an Angel shot neat.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:43:35pm

re: #244 Decatur Deb

If I download my memories and personality to someone’s neural link, it’s going to turn out to be the Betamax of the genre.

No more getting asked what you’re thinking and being able to say ‘nothing.’

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:46:03pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

Do not give up being vested. It’ll pay out hugely when the time comes.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:47:59pm

re: #173 IngisKahn

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:50:03pm
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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:50:06pm

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:50:12pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’re a long, long, way from that kind of tech, if it’s ever possible.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:51:14pm

re: #248 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Do not give up being vested. It’ll pay out hugely when the time comes.

True, this. When Pfizer left Ann Arbor my wife’s job went with it but upper management ensured that she was able to add positions of responsibility for more than a year as the on-site staff dwindled, until she vested in the retirement. At times it seemed like she was in charge of everything non-scientific 😂

Seriously a big deal for us in retirement

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:54:11pm

re: #240 darthstar

I hope it’s bluetooth compatible. Write an app to hack people’s brain implants and you could be rich.

SAT results will never be the same…

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:55:41pm

“…It has also been found in the U.S., according to Sinclair Broadcasting’s Seattle station, KOMO News, which reported the Washington State Health Department has confirmed two cases of BA.2 were “found earlier this month.”

“It’s too early to tell if we are going to see more cases of this variant,” WA health department spokesperson Shelby Anderson told the outlet. “So far, fewer than 100 confirmed BA.2 cases in the U.S. have been reported.”

At least three cases have been found at Houston’s Methodist Hospital, where genomic sequencing is more robust than elsewhere.

The U.S. does not yet identify BA.2 as its own sublineage, while the the World Health Organization now does.

One anonymous Biden administration official, however, told the Washington Post on Monday that “there is concern about the omicron BA.2 variant.” Because of the increase in cases overseas, the person said the U.S. is gearing up and “paying close attention to the BA.2 variant.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:58:55pm

morons

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:59:48pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:00:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:01:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:08:30pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:12:52pm
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:14:09pm

I’m looking forward to the Stand With Doocy t-shirts.

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CleverToad  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:28:23pm

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Oooh, gorgeous bowl! Miraculous preservation — can’t read the linked German article, but will have to look for details on how it survived.

If a modern company wanted to copy that Roman design, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:30:12pm

re: #269 CleverToad

Oooh, gorgeous bowl! Miraculous preservation — can’t read the linked German article, but will have to look for details on how it survived.

If a modern company wanted to copy that Roman design, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

try this link:
arkeonews.net

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JC1  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:44:03pm

re: #88 Dangerman

after all that nonsense the dow erased a 1,000 point loss and closed up 99 !?!

Dead cat bounce?

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Moe Avattar  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:50:09pm

re: #261 jaunte

Those stupid sons of bitches need to stick together.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:12:56pm

re: #264 Dread Pirate Ron

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:15:50pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 25, 2022 • 4:22:43am

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Unknown: “She used to be great, she’s still very beautiful.”

Trump: “I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her, she was married.”

Unknown: “That’s huge news there.”

Trump: “No, no, Nancy. No this was [inaudible] and I moved on her very heavily in fact I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. I moved on her like a bitch. I couldn’t get there and she was married. Then all-of-a-sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

This is part of the same convo where Trump talked about grabbing women by the pussy.

Calling a “journalist” an SOB? Who would have ever thought

Trump calls Chuck Todd ‘sleeping son of a bitch’


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