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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:06:08pm

Don’t make me start this thread!

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:11:07pm

re: #1 I Would Prefer Not To

Don’t make me start this thread!

Too late!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:13:23pm

re: #2 Jay C

Too late!

I’ve already solved my Wordle. You guys sleeping?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:45:48pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:47:48pm

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

I’ve already solved my Wordle. You guys sleeping?

Time zones will kill Wordle. Or some random west coaster will….

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RinaX  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:03:28pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

Did someone say Wordle?

Wordle 223 4/6

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We’re getting a Black female Supreme Court Justice, and there’s nothing Mitch McConnell can do about it.

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:06:17pm

re: #6 RinaX

Knock wood that one of our Senators doesn’t die before the deed is done.

A friend finally challenged me to do Wordle. My first two (Jan 26,27) I did in three. Unless I accidentally do a two sometime, I won’t post on here, but I will probably keep doing them, trying to keep my brain limber.

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:09:12pm

re: #7 retired cynic

Beginners’ luck.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:09:45pm

I absolutely love that the legacy media are pretending that the GQP are acting in anything resembling good faith when they bitch endlessly about the race, gender, or political views of the as-yet unnamed nominee. That none of them are asking the obvious question: “Aren’t you just going to vote against the nominee no matter who they are?”

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:36:17pm

New Marquette Law School Poll Finds Trump And Desantis Drawing Similar Support, But Each Trailing Biden In Possible 2024 Presidential Matchups; Election Confidence, Covid Topics Also Surveyed
law.marquette.edu

In a head-to-head matchup, DeSantis is supported by 33%, while Biden is supported by 41%. A substantial 18% say they would support someone else, and 8% say they would not vote. In a Trump versus Biden rematch, Trump receives 33% to Biden’s 43%, with 16% preferring someone else and 6% saying they would not vote.

The survey was conducted Jan. 10-21, 2022, interviewing 1000 adults nationwide, with a margin of error of +/-4 percentage points.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:39:26pm

Damn, I thought my 203mm was big, now I feel inadequate.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:48:39pm

We’re all the way down to a severe drought, much better than last year.

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wrenchwench  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:53:20pm

re: #8 retired cynic

Beginners’ luck.

We’re all beginners.

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wrenchwench  Jan 27, 2022 • 11:23:12pm

Maybe they’re going to skip a few hours.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 12:57:55am

re: #12 Dread Pirate Ron

Arizona is faring pretty well except up on the Navajo & Hopi Nations.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 1:19:12am

re: #15 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Arizona is faring pretty well except up on the Navajo & Hopi Nations.

What’s happening with CV19 in Arizona? Several weeks ago they started reporting a lot of deaths on Worldometer. They are running 3rd in deaths/million pop.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 1:27:55am

re: #16 Decatur Deb

What’s happening with CV19 in Arizona? Several weeks ago they started reporting a lot of deaths on Worldometer. They are running 3rd in deaths/million pop.

Something to do with Trump’s visit?

From WaPo:

Here’s why: Last week, state Rep. Walt Blackman introduced legislation to prevent schools from requiring students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and, for female students, the human papillomavirus, or HPV, even though the vaccine has been shown to significantly reduce a woman’s risk to develop cervical cancer. On Tuesday, state Rep. Neal Carter proposed amending Arizona law to make it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on vaccination status.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 1:37:21am

re: #17 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Something to do with Trump’s visit?

From WaPo:

Here’s why: Last week, state Rep. Walt Blackman introduced legislation to prevent schools from requiring students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and, for female students, the human papillomavirus, or HPV, even though the vaccine has been shown to significantly reduce a woman’s risk to develop cervical cancer. On Tuesday, state Rep. Neal Carter proposed amending Arizona law to make it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on vaccination status.

That’s certainly not going to help, but has it produced effects already? AZ’s bump up looked sudden. I’ll try to backtrack, if it is a strong enough increase to overcome “lumpy” reporting.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 1:43:30am

AZ deaths took a couple swings up around 5 DEC and 30 DEC. The raw case counts really soared after 30DEC. If the numbers are too small, they become more subject to random causes.

worldometers.info

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 28, 2022 • 2:27:17am
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steve_davis  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:24:49am

re: #8 retired cynic

Beginners’ luck.

seriously. wait until he gets “rabbi” and 4 of the 5 letters placed, and his brain shuts down and can only think of “ravioli” and “radii.” Bitch won’t be in here bragging about how he “solved it in three” then, will he? :-)

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:28:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:29:51am

My games this week

XOX
OXO
OOX

OXO
XOO
XXO

OOX
XOO
XXO

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:42:43am

re: #22 sagehen

So it’s true they are going to nominate Michelle?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:53:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:55:00am

Just heard from an old ex-GF in New Jersey: she has Covid as does her husband. I did not ask about their vaccination status. I somehow suspect not.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:10:34am

Made his & hers Croque Madame last night - Coastside loaf from a local bakery, bechamel, ham, Comte cheese, egg…best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever made myself.

Beets in vinegar for veg.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:18:25am

The missus doesn’t like really runny yolks, so I over-medium her eggs…still has some ooze…but I love a good dark yolk…local chickens for the win.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:20:14am

re: #28 darthstar

The missus doesn’t like really runny yolks, so I over-medium her eggs…still has some ooze.

Mrs. Fish is exactly the opposite; if it doesn’t run all over her plate when she breaks it, she doesn’t eat it. The best way I know how to make runny eggs is to cook eggs in the middle of bread; the timing of properly frying the bread seems to work perfectly with frying the egg to a nice runny (but not raw) consistency.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:26:31am

LOL, now I want a breffist at McDonalds, but they are probably out of hash browns.

The value of fake cryptocurrency Grimacecoin has rocketed by as much as 285,000% in a matter of hours in response to a McDonald’s joke tweet about Tesla.

The joke crypto, referencing their purple mascot shaped like a tastebud, parodied an earlier request by Elon Musk during a light-hearted Twitter exchange.

The Tesla founder tweeted on Tuesday that he would “eat a happy meal on TV” if McDonald’s accepted Dogecoin as a payment.

And on Wednesday the fast-food company responded with a picture of their popular mascot with the caption: “Only if Tesla accepts grimacecoin.”

nypost.com

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:27:04am

Back when build the wall was a good thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:30:46am

re: #29 Dopamine Fish

Mrs. Fish is exactly the opposite; if it doesn’t run all over her plate when she breaks it, she doesn’t eat it. The best way I know how to make runny eggs is to cook eggs in the middle of bread; the timing of properly frying the bread seems to work perfectly with frying the egg to a nice runny (but not raw) consistency.

My ex refuses to eat a runny yolk, says it goes back to a childhood trauma when her very strict British age-of-austerity-generation parents tried to force her to eat a runny egg. She asked if they could just cook it a bit more so it was solid but they told her that she was to obey her parents, and besides it’s better that way.

She was forced to sit at the dinner table until she finished it. When she had not finished it at bedtime, she was sent to bed and had it served to her cold the next day.

Finally she snuck it out and hid it on the compost heap, where they found it, washed it off and forced her to eat it in their presence.

Another ex-GF had a similar trauma with her morning cereal. She said she did not like having milk poured over it, because by the time she got to the bottom, the milk was warm and the cereal soggy. She would have been fine eating the cereal dry and drinking the milk but no, she had to have the milk poured over because it was better that way, so she was forced to gag on warm milk and soggy cereal every morning.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:31:53am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s why god invented the toilet.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:36:25am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:37:25am

O_o

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:39:01am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Setting the stage for Christian-run organizations to refuse to administer abortions.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:41:24am

Tucker Carlson chose the wrong side.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:42:25am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

O_o

That’s not going to go over well with unvaccinated people getting turned away from hospitals.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:44:18am

Spotify didn’t choose wisely either, it appears.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:48:28am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:48:58am

re: #38 darthstar

That’s not going to go over well with unvaccinated people getting turned away from hospitals.

It is Florida

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:53:18am

re: #40 darthstar

Like, I get that Joe Rogan is popular amongst the neanderthals, and that Spotify was afraid to pull the trigger and get boycotted by the very vocal minority of CHUDs that make up the rabid right wing. But I’m starting to suspect that they’re slowly becoming aware of the fact that sane and rational people are 1) far more numerous than the vocal minority, and 2) starting to realize they don’t have to take it lying down anymore.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:54:38am

re: #42 Dopamine Fish

Like, I get that Joe Rogan is popular amongst the neanderthals, and that Spotify was afraid to pull the trigger and get boycotted by the very vocal minority of CHUDs that make up the rabid right wing. But I’m starting to suspect that they’re slowly becoming aware of the fact that sane and rational people are 1) far more numerous than the vocal minority, and 2) starting to realize they don’t have to take it lying down anymore.

This would be a good time for Pandora to run a promotion.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:56:56am

re: #40 darthstar

There’s a reason the Right is resorting to force: the number of people that can make an impact is too large to ignore.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 4:59:41am

re: #4 Dread Pirate Ron

Aspirational goal for GOP. They’ve already essentially purged their elected leaders of persons of color except token Senator. They’ve got less than 10% of their caucus as women, so of course it goes without saying that they’re going to go bugnuts racist/misogynist when Biden nominates an African American woman to the Supreme Court.

Of the 56 African American members in the House, just 2 are GOPers. There are two African American Senators, and 1 is a GOP.

That means of all the GOP in Congress, just 3 are African American. GOP does slightly better with Hispanics, but not by much.

This is a white nationalist/white supremacist party, where they really aren’t sending their best: Gosar, Gohmert, Greene, Paul, Scalise, etc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:01:16am
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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:02:17am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:02:29am

re: #45 lawhawk

This is a white nationalist/white supremacist party, where they really aren’t sending their best: Gosar, Gohmert, Greene, Paul, Scalise, etc.

I beg to differ. They are absolutely sending their best. The problem is, the white supremacist / American nationalist movement is not one that lends itself to attracting the best and brightest. Intelligence tends to be an effective vaccine against knuckle-dragging stupidity.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:03:27am

I’m actually surprised there’s ONLY 3 billion that haven’t received a shot.

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:07:46am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

She was forced to sit at the dinner table until she finished it. When she had not finished it at bedtime, she was sent to bed and had it served to her cold the next day.

Finally she snuck it out and hid it on the compost heap, where they found it, washed it off and forced her to eat it in their presence.

this is why we want dogs to sit under the table, so we can sneak them things.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:08:47am

re: #33 darthstar

That’s why god invented the toilet.

I once tried to hide a pork chop I didn’t want to eat by putting it in the lazy Susan and giving it a spin…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:10:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:11:17am

re: #34 darthstar

Think about irregular verbs (mostly Germanic in origin): sit, sat or drink, drank drunk, or sink, sank, sunk, there is a particular “melody” to the way we shift consonants.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:11:54am
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Captain Magic  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:13:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:13:37am

re: #45 lawhawk

That means of all the GOP in Congress, just 3 are African American. GOP does slightly better with Hispanics, but not by much.

This is a white nationalist/white supremacist party, where they really aren’t sending their best: Gosar, Gohmert, Greene, Paul, Scalise, etc.

Ideology and grandstanding trumps qualification and education any day with these people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:14:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:14:44am

re: #50 sagehen

this is why we want dogs to sit under the table, so we can sneak them things.

We had an old 60’s chrome dinette with bolts underneath that were perfect for affixing food to for the dog to come snarf off later.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:15:34am

re: #50 sagehen

Unfortunately beagles don’t like brussel sprouts, don’t ask me how I know that.

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JC1  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:16:34am

re: #36 Dopamine Fish

Setting the stage for Christian-run organizations to refuse to administer abortions.

If I were a doctor, I’d refuse to treat the unvaccinated. They’d get rid of the law in a heartbeat.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:17:29am

re: #49 Belafon

Reload. Helps to include the info.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:17:41am

re: #60 JC1

If I were a doctor, I’d refuse to treat the unvaccinated. They’d get rid of the law in a heartbeat.

In a fetal heartbeat?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:19:09am
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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:19:23am

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

She’s 100% more Christian that you, sir, even if she believed in flying pasta.

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JC1  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:20:53am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a fetal heartbeat?

It wasn’t an accidental phrasing.

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jeffreyw  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:21:49am

butterbeans and cornbread

Good morning!

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:22:21am

re: #60 JC1

If I were a doctor, I’d refuse to treat the unvaccinated. They’d get rid of the law in a heartbeat.

No, they wouldn’t. They’d write a new law to force you to treat the unvaccinated, and amend the old law so it doesn’t conflict.

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Ming5000  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:23:28am

re: #43 darthstar

This would be a good time for Pandora to run a promotion.

I randomly settled into Pandora before I ever heard of Spotify. Pandora works well for me. No complaints.
I don’t think Pandora has podcasts…. Wait, let me check.

Pandora does have podcasts… Hmm…. Let’s see..

Dang.
Ben Shapiro
Megyn Kelly
News and Politics category has 2000+ shows
Society and Culture has 10,000+ shows

This is a wormhole.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:24:53am

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d be satisfied if we had pastors who fear god.

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Ming5000  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:26:16am

I have Pandora Plus, which is $3.99 per month for me. I was grandfathered in. For new subscribers it might be $4.99. Anyway, with plus you get no commercials, which is what I NEEEEED.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:28:20am

Morning!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:29:32am

re: #70 Ming5000

I have Pandora Plus, which is $3.99 per month for me. I was grandfathered in. For new subscribers it might be $4.99. Anyway, with plus you get no commercials, which is what I NEEEEED.

I am checking out TIDAL, which is the other streaming platform Tesla supports. It will take me awhile to duplicate my liked songs etc. from Spotify but I’m going to do it. 30 day free trial.

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:33:22am

re: #66 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Carolina Chocolate Drops “Cornbread and Butterbeans”

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:39:07am

re: #55 Captain Magic

Finally the White House cat. And Willow is a lovely name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:41:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:42:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:43:34am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Emergency crews Friday were on the scene of a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.

Police reported the span, on Forbes Avenue over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park, came down around 6 a.m.

A photo from the scene shows a commuter bus upright on a section of the collapsed bridge.

There were no initial reports of injuries, Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.

A natural gas line was cut and there is a smell of gas in the air, the agency said.

Authorities told motorists to avoid the area.

The collapse comes hours before President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the city to talk about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that includes bridge maintenance.

jeebus

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:44:18am

re: #28 darthstar

The missus doesn’t like really runny yolks, so I over-medium her eggs…still has some ooze…but I love a good dark yolk…local chickens for the win.

I am constantly on the lookout for good eggs…the eggs I remember from my youth. The eggs where the hens eat bugs. Vegetarian fed hens make bland as heck tasting eggs.

They are very hard to find.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:45:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:48:01am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:50:55am

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

Holy fuck.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:51:04am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

I beg to differ. They are absolutely sending their best. The problem is, the white supremacist / American nationalist movement is not one that lends itself to attracting their best and brightest. Intelligence tends to be an effective vaccine against require nothing but knuckle-dragging stupidity.

FIFY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:51:08am
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Ming5000  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:51:12am

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I notice they throw “simply” into the mix. “We simply do not believe…”

I hate it. I found this to boost my ego.

Uses of “simply” are an attempt to glorify the writer instead of comfort the reader. The subtext is “I the writer am smart. I find this simple. You should too. If you don’t, you’re stupid.”

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:52:43am

President Biden will be in Pittsburgh today to discuss infrastructure. Coincidentally, a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh is a vivid reminder that the GOP overwhelmingly refused to support last year’s historic infrastructure bill, and they refuse to support the BBB.

All the while, these same GOPers are more than happy to take the money that Democrats passed as part of the infrastructure bill, and claim it as their own effort.

Fuck the GOP.

We’re lucky there weren’t more casualties, and thus far no deaths reported in the collapse.

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Ming5000  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:54:14am

re: #85 lawhawk

Great timing to boost the message!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:54:22am

re: #3 I Would Prefer Not To

Two wrong guesses that should have been correct
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:55:04am

re: #86 Ming5000

That is how I am going to look at it. And I hope it helps those bills that Joe wants passed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:55:26am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:55:30am

re: #86 Ming5000

Cue the conspiracy nuts on the “timing”.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:55:50am

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I’ve never been to Russia, I don’t speak Russian. Of course I’m not an agent of Russia.”

The last comment is a non sequitur. After all one does not need to have been to Russia or to speak Russian to be a Russian agent. Or maybe it’s just that Tucker is a Trump agent and speaking according to Trump’s wishes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:56:32am

re: #91 Hecuba’s daughter

“I’ve never been to Russia, I don’t speak Russian. Of course I’m not an agent of Russia.”

The last comment is a non sequitur. After all one does not need to have been to Russia or to speak Russian to be a Russian agent. Or maybe it’s just that Tucker is a Trump agent and speaking according to Trump’s wishes.

“…I don’t even like Russian dressing!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:57:24am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:57:36am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Da Tovarisch.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:58:00am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

I used to commute across that bridge back in the late 80s when I lived just outside the city limits and worked downtown.*

* - pronounced “dawwn-tawwn” if you were a native.

And that is going to snarl things good with traffic in that area. Not a lot of ways to get over that little valley. And those were already pretty darn busy during rush hour.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 5:59:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:00:09am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:00:29am

I’m wondering if the bridge collapse may have been precipitated by a landslide or ground movement. Pittsburgh has had a lot of landslides in recent years due to weather fluctuations and water movement through the soil, so it’s possible that a shift of the foundations caused the collapse. Alternatively, it could be a failure of a fracture critical element, or a combination of the two.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:01:31am

It is starting to snow in Philly. :(

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:02:25am

re: #99 PhillyPretzel

I’ve already got snow here in northern NJ. Everything with a light coating.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:02:58am

re: #71 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Morning!

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Got Wordle in 4 today; but if I hadn’t changed my first word several days ago, I probably could have guessed in 3.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:03:01am

re: #99 PhillyPretzel

It is starting to snow in Philly. :(

we got just under 3 inches of snow here in TheBackwoods. More headed this way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:03:12am
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Ming5000  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:03:44am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

No injuries? Amazing. It must have been a wild ride though. I wish we could see how it collapsed.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:04:18am

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:04:25am

Sorry to hear about the Pittsburgh bridge collapse. After the I-35W bridge collapse here in Minnesota way back in 2007 (15 years, really?), I had hoped that we would put a higher priority on fixing our infrastructure. We did… but a bit late for these folks, it seems.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:04:34am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think this is the same bridge.

bridgehunter.com

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:05:16am

Rand Paul claims that the government is trying to kill “deplorables” by denying them treatments that don’t work. In other news, a new poll shows that Rand Paul has a big lead over his likely opponent in November.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:06:27am

re: #86 Ming5000

Great timing to boost the message!

Walk up to the podium
Say “I told you so”
And leave

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:06:49am

re: #98 lawhawk

I’m wondering if the bridge collapse may have been precipitated by a landslide or ground movement. Pittsburgh has had a lot of landslides in recent years due to weather fluctuations and water movement through the soil, so it’s possible that a shift of the foundations caused the collapse. Alternatively, it could be a failure of a fracture critical element, or a combination of the two.

leftist sabotage!

/

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:06:59am

re: #108 No Malarkey!

My father-in-law disclosed to us, when Mrs. Fish tested positive, that he had found a quack in a nearby city who prescribed him ivermectin. When I ribbed Mrs. Fish about her father being a horse paste consumer, she was like, “No way. That’s what that is? Even your dad isn’t dumb enough to fall for that one.” (Kinda ouch, but also fair.) “I’m absolutely going to make fun of him for that later on in life.” I love my wife.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:07:01am

re: #107 Shropshire Slasher

I think this is the same bridge.

bridgehunter.com

from the link:

Built in 1901, replaced in 1973

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:08:04am

From Sorry Antivaxxer. This is a big one.
Carvalho is a major figure on the Brazilian right and, in particular, a major influence on Bolsonaro and the denialist policy toward Covid.
Olavo de Carvalho, 74, Richmond, VA, Brazilian Philosopher, anti-vaxxer, dead from COVID
Samples

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:09:52am

re: #55 Captain Magic

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steve_davis  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:10:13am

re: #27 darthstar

Made his & hers Croque Madame last night - Coastside loaf from a local bakery, bechamel, ham, Comte cheese, egg…best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever made myself.

Beets in vinegar for veg.

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That looks delish! I pan fried a couple of center cut chops in an iron skillet after covering them with some rib roast, then cut the heat back after they’d gotten a nice sear, made up some beef stock from that fancy stuff that comes in the little plastic refrigerated tub, covered it aluminum foil and let it go for another twenty minutes or so. The piece de resistance was turning some leftover green giant veggies out of the bag once the chops were done, and then having two or six glasses of chateau de Thames embankment courtesy of bota box.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:11:06am

Friday is fish and chips at our place.

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steve_davis  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:11:50am

re: #29 Dopamine Fish

Mrs. Fish is exactly the opposite; if it doesn’t run all over her plate when she breaks it, she doesn’t eat it. The best way I know how to make runny eggs is to cook eggs in the middle of bread; the timing of properly frying the bread seems to work perfectly with frying the egg to a nice runny (but not raw) consistency.

Framed eggs. Love those things and haven’t made one in years.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:12:57am

re: #117 steve_davis

Framed eggs. Love those things and haven’t made one in years.

Mrs. Fish will now only eat them if I make them, because something I do with the butter and the frying apparently makes them better than any other she’s ever had. I wish I knew what I did differently. It seems pretty straightforward to me.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:13:25am

re: #36 Dopamine Fish

Or serve LGBTs

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:14:44am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Does she have a direct commlink to Larry?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:15:06am

Probably:

Reporter: “Why are you going to vote for Rand Paul. All he does is shitpost, spread disinformation in hearings, push racist talking points, and generally just troll liberals without bringing anything back to his constituents?”

Ky voter: “hell, yeah!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:16:08am

re: #121 Barefoot Grin

Probably:

Reporter: “Why are you going to vote for Rand Paul. All he does is shitpost, spread disinformation in hearings, push racist talking points, and generally just troll liberals without bringing anything back to his constituents?”

Ky voter: “hell, yeah!”

“Government can’t do anything useful, at least they can be entertaining!”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:16:17am

re: #119 Patricia Kayden

Or serve LGBTs

So Florida health care providers can cite this law to refuse ivermectin to their patients?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:16:32am

Sound up

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:17:39am

re: #120 Dangerman

Send it to Justin Ng. He seems to be very close to Larry.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:17:52am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

from the link:

1973 seems about right with it’s design. No significant moving water underneath or rail or other types of commerce. Steel contracts during winter, it could have contracted off the support bearings. Because it was last inspected in September the defect shout have been caught. A civil engineer is about to lose his license to practice.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:19:30am

re: #118 Dopamine Fish

Mrs. Fish will now only eat them if I make them, because something I do with the butter and the frying apparently makes them better than any other she’s ever had. I wish I knew what I did differently. It seems pretty straightforward to me.

*you* made them

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:20:44am

re: #127 Dangerman

*you* made them

Scientific fact, sammiches made by someone else always taste better.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:21:38am

re: #128 Shropshire Slasher

Scientific fact, sammiches made by someone else always taste better.

Sandwiches made by mothers/spouses taste best

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:21:49am

re: #119 Patricia Kayden

Or serve LGBTs

“Conscience” cuts both ways
Mine tells me not to waste time on idiots

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:21:59am

re: #125 PhillyPretzel

Send it to Justin Ng. He seems to be very close to Larry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:24:41am
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steve_davis  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:28:23am

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

If it were, the bus would have been driven by John cusack and there would be video of the bridge falling away piece by piece as the bus makes it across.

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:28:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:28:45am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:32:15am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am glad no one got killed. That was one scary ride.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:33:15am

re: #101 Hecuba’s daughter

Got Wordle in 4 today; but if I hadn’t changed my first word several days ago, I probably could have guessed in 3.

I have started changing my initial word every day. Just for fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:33:58am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:34:59am

re: #7 retired cynic

Knock wood that one of our Senators doesn’t die before the deed is done.

A friend finally challenged me to do Wordle. My first two (Jan 26,27) I did in three. Unless I accidentally do a two sometime, I won’t post on here, but I will probably keep doing them, trying to keep my brain limber.

Like this?

Wordle 223 2/6

⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Spoiler joke:

P+7fD5zpm2jtV7u/VmOFH/bZnERglh4ZwwSq8KFdfJrYp9/NpL5tzg==

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:37:24am

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Pre-Covid (12-19)
MEET THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDER OF BRAZIL’S FAR RIGHT
Among other things, Carvalho referred to reporters as “enemies of the people” long before Trump picked up the expression. Not surprisingly, he is also connected with Steve Bannon and other American fascists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:38:43am

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Pre-Covid (12-19)
MEET THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDER OF BRAZIL’S FAR RIGHT
Among other things, Carvalho referred to reporters as “enemies of the people” long before Trump picked up the expression. Not surprisingly, he is also connected with Steve Bannon and other American fascists.

And of course, anything left of the Proud Boys is “progressive”, which is just a synonym for “communist”

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:38:49am
A gauge the Federal Reserve prefers to measure inflation rose 4.9% from a year ago, the biggest gain going back to September 1983,” CNBC reports.
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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:41:09am
“We encourage any New Yorker who came into contact with Sarah Palin to get tested.”

— Jonah Allon, spokesman for New York City Mayor Eric Adams, quoted by the New York Daily News.

..which we’ve been saying since 2009

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:46:22am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:47:55am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My ex refuses to eat a runny yolk, says it goes back to a childhood trauma when her very strict British age-of-austerity-generation parents tried to force her to eat a runny egg. She asked if they could just cook it a bit more so it was solid but they told her that she was to obey her parents, and besides it’s better that way.

She was forced to sit at the dinner table until she finished it. When she had not finished it at bedtime, she was sent to bed and had it served to her cold the next day.

Finally she snuck it out and hid it on the compost heap, where they found it, washed it off and forced her to eat it in their presence.

Another ex-GF had a similar trauma with her morning cereal. She said she did not like having milk poured over it, because by the time she got to the bottom, the milk was warm and the cereal soggy. She would have been fine eating the cereal dry and drinking the milk but no, she had to have the milk poured over because it was better that way, so she was forced to gag on warm milk and soggy cereal every morning.

Zedushka’s mother would not allow him to leave the table until he cleaned his plate, something something “refugee children are starving!” and as a result he has certain food phobias to this day! He found a way to sneak string beans (back when they had disgusting STRINGS, yuck!) into his pockets and from there to the basement toilet tank.

Decades later, after Z & I were married, my father-in-law went downstairs and used that toilet (which was almost never used—-that’s why Z hid his string beans there), lifted up the tank lid & found 15 years worth of rotting string beans.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:47:56am

re: #7 retired cynic

Knock wood that one of our Senators doesn’t die before the deed is done.
.

after all of mitch’s disingenuous bitching yesterday, we all KNOW exactly what he’d do if he took over the majority because a D died

all that shit about 50/50 unity would go out the window
and he’d barely have time for a nice word about whoever just passed

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:48:32am

re: #123 Hecuba’s daughter

So Florida health care providers can cite this law to refuse ivermectin to their patients?

Go bigger: No vax, no hospital bed for you. Die at home.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:49:50am

re: #145 The Pie Overlord!

I have…. questions.

Did no one notice the smell? Or the toilet function not work quite right?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:52:42am

re: #144 Belafon

If you wish to be unvaccinated because of “personal freedom”, then be prepared to accept the “personal responsibility ” that comes with your choice: that you may be excluded from crowded public spaces, airline flights, public transportation, concert venues, etc., that you may be asked to cover your own (otherwise avoidable) medical expenses, etc.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:55:51am

Wordle 223 5/6

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🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩
🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Initial words hidden.

Starting with AEGIS and YOUTH has me reliably solving in five tries.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:56:46am

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

Noah: “Ham, where did you get the wood to burn in the forge?”
Ham: “Ummm…”
Noah: “Curse you!”

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:57:45am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If you wish to be unvaccinated because of “person freedom”, then be prepared to accept the “personal responsibility ” that comes with your choice: that you may be excluded from crowded public spaces, airline flights, public transportation, concert venues, etc., that you may be asked to cover your own (otherwise avoidable) medical expenses, etc.

I agree.
What they want is the 2A system.
All the rights. Zero responsibility. When its obvious you and you alone did it.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:58:37am

re: #143 Dangerman

..which we’ve been saying since 2009

IQ tested?

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 6:59:00am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:02:41am

Wordle 223 5/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Teukka  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:03:10am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Occupants of the bus in that last picture gonna need new underwear… 👀

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Mattand  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:04:36am

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:04am

re: #148 lawhawk

I have…. questions.

Did no one notice the smell? Or the toilet function not work quite right?

Z told me that toilet was rarely used and that is why he decided to hide his string beans in there. I asked why he didn’t just flush them and he said he was afraid they would get backed up. (He was a desperate kid)

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:08am

re: #156 Teukka

Or a good stiff Scotch.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:35am

re: #151 BlueSpotinAL

Noah: “Ham, where did you get the wood to burn in the forge?”
Ham: “Ummm…”
Noah: “Curse you!”

I really like the 12lb rounding hammer in the wall.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:43am

re: #157 Mattand

Willow is the White House cat. :)

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Teukka  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:48am

re: #159 PhillyPretzel

Or a good stiff Scotch.

Large one…

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:05:52am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

It’s Friday!

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:06:51am

Absolutely get your booster immediately.

I have a prediction from my Infectious Disease expert - March will be much better in the US.

Economy should still be running strong, hopefully some supply issues will resolve and lower inflation for some items. Big ones like cars and housing will still be high though. We need a strong economy because America is full of idiots who don’t understand economics but vote based on how they think the economy is going.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:10:50am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

I’m not thinking about death…..

So far so good.

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b.d  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:12:02am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

Ordered 3 copies of Maus this morning and Amazon had this banner on it:

#1 Best Seller in Historical European Biographies

(and they are backordered, won’t get copies until Feb 10-22)

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Captain Magic  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:13:09am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:18:37am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:18:58am

re: #66 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:19:40am

re: #166 b.d.

Ordered 3 copies of Maus this morning and Amazon had this banner on it:

#1 Best Seller in Historical European Biographies

(and they are backordered, won’t get copies until Feb 10-22)

Im hoping they really Streisand-ed this

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:21:09am

I don’t know why, but I hate sweet potatoes. When I was five my dad forced me to sit at the table until I ate my sweet potato souffle. I took one bite and vomited. He never did that again.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:22:13am

re: #167 Captain Magic

[Embedded content]

First glance I thought this was the bodega cats feed
I said, sure coulda happened..cat behind 3 kiwis
Then I looked closer
Still cute, but staged

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:25:29am

re: #168 lawhawk

[Embedded content]
These were the last SCOTUS noms to get strong bipartisan approval. Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh,Barrett were all confirmed by partisan votes that barely crested 50.

Gee, which party nominated all those “excellent jurists” who just barely eked in?

Eta: yeah I know it said jt. I like to overstate the obvious. Obviously.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:26:40am

re: #70 Ming5000

I have Pandora Plus, which is $3.99 per month for me. I was grandfathered in. For new subscribers it might be $4.99. Anyway, with plus you get no commercials, which is what I NEEEEED.

I got in at $4.99. Hawaiian Island Breeze is awesome.

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Mattand  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:27:52am

re: #161 PhillyPretzel

Willow is the White House cat. :)

re: #163 Shropshire Slasher

It’s Friday!

re: #165 Dave In Austin

I’m not thinking about death…..

So far so good.

re: #166 b.d.

Ordered 3 copies of Maus this morning and Amazon had this banner on it:

#1 Best Seller in Historical European Biographies

(and they are backordered, won’t get copies until Feb 10-22)

That’s a start. Thanks.

Unfortunately, I am thinking about death. We just lost someone in our department at work due to cancer.

I didn’t know her long, but long enough to know she was a really good person who didn’t deserve that. Just frustrating to lose genuinely good people like her and know that there’s still some genuinely awful people still trudging this Earth.

Blargh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:27:53am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:28:56am

By BYOBooyah

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a move designed to “roast the libs” and capitalize on an increasingly politicized coffee market, former service members Clint Lorance and Eddie Gallagher are going into business together. Their new brand is called Alleged War Crimes Coffee and, according to the company’s website, it’s for those who want to start the morning ready to murder the day.

duffelblog.com

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:30:38am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

It’s not 37 degrees in south Florida.

…yet

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:32:01am

For those worried that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent, a report that the Rouble is rebounding from 15 month lows after a Russian foreign ministry spokesman said a war with Ukraine is unacceptable. news.yahoo.com

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A Cranky One  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:32:45am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:32:50am

re: #177 Barefoot Grin

By BYOBooyah

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a move designed to “roast the libs” and capitalize on an increasingly politicized coffee market, former service members Clint Lorance and Eddie Gallagher are going into business together. Their new brand is called Alleged War Crimes Coffee and, according to the company’s website, it’s for those who want to start the morning ready to murder the day.

duffelblog.com

Announcing that they’re scum doesn’t “roast the libs.” It tells us that this pro-war crime company is run by terrible people.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:33:50am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump was a longtime NYC resident, who was videotaped while trying to find his polling place. They went to multiple locations, and he couldn’t remember where he had to go vote. He’s been voting by mail for years, and now wants to make it harder for everyone else to do what he did because he’s incapable of remembering where to vote in person.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:33:59am
Gov. Jim Justice (R) used his second State of the State address as a victory lap for economic development and tourism in West Virginia, saying the state had avoided a lot of the partisan bickering that’s taking place in Washington, D.C.,” the Charleston Gazette Mail reports.

Then Justice held up his bulldog, Babydog, and turned her around: “They told every bad joke in the world about us. So from that standpoint, Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there, kiss her hiney.”

Classy guy.

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Mattand  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:35:06am

re: #178 Dangerman

It’s not 37 degrees in south Florida.

…yet

LOL, what counts as freezing for you folks down there? 58°? That’d feel like a heat wave right now.

By this time tomorrow, our dog Boo should be romping through 4-8” of snow.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:35:14am

re: #177 Barefoot Grin

By BYOBooyah

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a move designed to “roast the libs” and capitalize on an increasingly politicized coffee market, former service members Clint Lorance and Eddie Gallagher are going into business together. Their new brand is called Alleged War Crimes Coffee and, according to the company’s website, it’s for those who want to start the morning ready to murder the day.

duffelblog.com

A lousy business model

You’re supposed to roast the beans

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:35:41am

re: #181 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Announcing that they’re scum doesn’t “roast the libs.” It tells us that this pro-war crime company is run by terrible people.

Duffleblog is the Onion for the military.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:36:18am
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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:37:23am

re: #183 Dangerman

Classy guy.

The state that turns down aid to own the libs is exactly what we’re describing it as.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:38:05am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:38:16am

re: #181 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Announcing that they’re scum doesn’t “roast the libs.” It tells us that this pro-war crime company is run by terrible people.

It”’s Duffleblog, a parody site. I should have made that clear. Also, it gets funnier.

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Mattand  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:38:50am

re: #182 lawhawk

Trump was a longtime NYC resident, who was videotaped while trying to find his polling place. They went to multiple locations, and he couldn’t remember where he had to go vote. He’s been voting by mail for years, and now wants to make it harder for everyone else to do what he did because he’s incapable of remembering where to vote in person.

Christ, on top of that, it’s probably not like he’s ever filled out a goddamn mail-in ballot. Probably had some flunky do it, or handed Eric and Don Jr. a box of crayons and said “Here. Go to town and don’t fuck it up.”

Smash cut to Don Jr. setting his hands and the ballot on fire and Eric with a mouth full of crayons.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:39:34am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:46:37am

Back the blue… until the former cop assaults current cops in attempt to overthrow the government.

Even then, the “back the blue” extremists will back the guy carrying out the assault on the current duty cop, because freedumb.

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plansbandc  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:48:24am

re: #39 darthstar

Money over public safety? Every time.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:48:54am

re: #192 Belafon

Now that vaccine freedumb has become a key plank in the GQP platform, look for red states to make it much easier for parents to send their kids to school completely unvaccinated for any childhood disease, and larger and more frequent outbreaks of measles and other childhood diseases we conquered decades ago.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:50:07am

re: #193 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Back the blue… until the former cop assaults current cops in attempt to overthrow the government.

Even then, the “back the blue” extremists will back the guy carrying out the assault on the current duty cop, because freedumb.

He was just fighting for that other cop’s freedom. //

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:50:34am

Bit down on my tongue so hard while eating breakfast I drew blood.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 7:57:36am

Fuck me…I need to drink coffee before I do this.
Wordle 223 6/6

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:00:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:01:30am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:02:31am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Runaway tank car. You are right that is something one does not see everyday.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:03:54am

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course. That is what DT’s people do.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:04:15am

re: #201 PhillyPretzel

Runaway tank car. You are right that is something one does not see everyday.

Zero emissions though…cheap transport.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:04:57am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:07:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:22:05am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:26:47am

re: #198 darthstar

Fuck me…I need to drink coffee before I do this.
Wordle 223 6/6

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You didn’t fail, even without caffeine.
That’s only one more guess than my approach consistently delivers.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:26:48am

Whew!!!

Wordle 223 4/6

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:26:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:33:56am
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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:35:33am
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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:38:26am

re: #184 Mattand

LOL, what counts as freezing for you folks down there? 58°? That’d feel like a heat wave right now.

By this time tomorrow, our dog Boo should be romping through 4-8” of snow.

it rarely dips into the upper 30’s this far south
i dont think i can remember below 35 (since 1996)

mrsdm and i are atypical.
we keep the a/c at 81. a little cooler at night.
windows are open when it’s 78-80 indoors
we turn on the heat when inside dips below 73 (don’t hate us).
then we’re in long sleeves, fleece, wool socks. yes we are.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:41:27am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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denzel washington - Unstoppable

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:42:07am

re: #203 darthstar

Zero emissions though…cheap transport.

…if you’re going that direction

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:43:35am
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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:43:36am

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

he did say that
when he was campaigning
he already knew who it would be (future fundamental political issues aside)
and he did pick the best

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:47:04am

i thought i saw it upthread
now i think it was a disqus comment/tweet through politicalwire.com

the unvaccinated are NOT a protected class

they are more akin to all those people who haven’t paid their taxes
or who drive drunk
you wouldn’t call either of those a protected class

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gwangung  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:48:55am

re: #216 Dangerman

he did say that
when he was campaigning
he already knew who it would be (future fundamental political issues aside)
and he did pick the best

The “best”?

Our measurement sticks are CRUDE. They’re basically hand-made, whittled wooden tools. And the chumps talking “picking the best” think they’re precision metal tools.

You’re lucky to narrow it down to just a 1000 “best” people. After that, you may as well draw a name from a hat when it comes to quality.

Picking a black women out of that 1,000 is just as valid criterion as anything else.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:49:40am

Milo was feeling very SPROINGY today…1 week down…Merle really wants to go but his leg is far from ready.

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Teukka  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:49:51am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

Tweaking (notional) fortifications.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:50:40am

re: #220 Teukka

Digging into new music releases from Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, so I’m all good ahead of tomorrow’s snowstorm.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:51:32am

WHYY’s take on Willow.
whyy.org

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nines09  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:53:52am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pat Toomey can take his care and concern and shove it up his ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:54:14am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:55:31am

re: #223 nines09

And a few other orifices too. ::: evil grin :::

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:55:58am

Here’s my dic pic for the day

Wordle 223 3/6

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nines09  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:56:24am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:56:31am

oooh

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:57:18am

re: #218 gwangung

The “best”?

Our measurement sticks are CRUDE. They’re basically hand-made, whittled wooden tools. And the chumps talking “picking the best” think they’re precision metal tools.

You’re lucky to narrow it down to just a 1000 “best” people. After that, you may as well draw a name from a hat when it comes to quality.

Picking a black women out of that 1,000 is just as valid criterion as anything else.

partially my point - i implied it, you said it better. there is no one ‘best’

the other part is kristol is arguing biden should do this now.
because the seat only just opened up
i’m suggesting he already did do exactly what kristol said
it’s kristol’s timing that’s off

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:58:15am

re: #223 nines09

Likewise, down in Florida, DeSantis is taking credit for infrastructure funds flowing to his state, when every GOPer in the FL caucus in the House and Senate voted against it:

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 8:58:43am

re: #227 nines09

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:01:00am
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nines09  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:01:03am

re: #225 PhillyPretzel

And a few other orifices too. ::: evil grin :::

He is one of the few people in this life that if I saw him in public I would do all I could to get close enough to spit on him.

Santorum too.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:02:12am

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

oooh

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What am I looking at on the back?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:02:44am

re: #234 Belafon

What am I looking at on the back?

the pin/clasp

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:03:39am
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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:05:29am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

the pin/clasp

It’s probably because I can’t make the thing larger because I cannot click on it at work, but it could also be that I’m just clueless at what I’m supposed to be looking at that’s special.

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A Cranky One  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:06:34am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:08:17am

does this help?

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:09:23am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

does this help?

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Thanks. There’s definitely a lot of detail put on something that’s going to be hidden most of the time.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:11:44am

re: #238 A Cranky One

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Imagine if we had adopted some of Franklins other suggestions.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:13:20am

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

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prairiefire  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:15:27am

Happy Friday!

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b.d  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:15:50am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

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Once you go after one grift then no grifts are safe……

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:15:56am

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:17:25am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

The Covid denying anti-science fascist asshole Olavo de Carvalho DIED OF COVID.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:20:52am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

[Embedded content]

KickStarter has decided to get into crypto, and it’s some of the people that have been setting up projects there to go find other locations because they’re worried that the site might either pay more attention to crypto than their projects or start demanding that projects accept crypto. The creator of Epithet Erased, the project my son is paying attention to, this crypto is a scam is is planning on moving as soon as it’s feasible.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:21:07am

re: #246 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

The Covid denying anti-science fascist asshole Olavo de Carvalho DIED OF COVID.

According to this story, Olavo died from COVID on January 24, 2022. I never heard of this guy, but within two minutes of hearing about Olavo I read that he’s a “mentor” of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, and then that his own family doesn’t seem all that sad that he’s dead. “The family…asks for prayers for the professor’s soul” was an official statement from his relatives. It sounds like they are concerned that soul might be in a bit of trouble. Also, his estranged daughter, Heloísa, says, “He has blood on his hands,” blaming her father’s “denialist ideas” and dissemination of fake news for the Brazilian government’s delay in purchasing Covid vaccines (625,000 Brazilians have died from COVID). She then says, “But I do not celebrate his death.” Yet, on Twitter she wrote, “May God forgive him for all the evils he committed.”

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nines09  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:21:27am

re: #231 Dangerman

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:21:47am

re: #118 Dopamine Fish

Mrs. Fish will now only eat them if I make them, because something I do with the butter and the frying apparently makes them better than any other she’s ever had. I wish I knew what I did differently. It seems pretty straightforward to me.

Sounds to me like you’re not taking into account that one secret ingredient. The one called ….. love. It makes all the difference between it just being food and a meal. Least ways that’s the way I look at it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:21:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:27:21am
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CleverToad  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:28:49am

re: #180 A Cranky One

Yep.
Would like to see some of the MBA’s out there putting groceries on the shelf instead of devising more time-consuming ‘metrics’ to track worker productivity.

Our local Krogers/King Soopers strike ended with the UFCW reps sounding very happy with the outcome. And a fairly good chance that the Safeway workers who belong to the same union here will not have to strike, because the union has already warned Alberstons/Safeway that yes, they’re ready to hit the picket line too.

My kid at Safeway works in the drive-up-and-go department. During the frantic rush of the Kroger strike, two of that dept’s district/regional managers came in on different days to help out. Both of ‘em had enough experience to be really good at the job, which I’m sure is less and less true as you go up the corporate levels.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:30:14am

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

A question for the legal types here: How you would write a law that says, in effect, you must make it as easy as possible for all eligible Americans to vote, while preventing them from using “all eligible Americans” and “as possible” as excuses to make voting harder?

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Teddy's Person  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:32:38am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

[Embedded content]

I’ve been working up a head of steam all morning and Benny-Boy put me over the top.

The asset class. The asset class is a bunch of fucking moochers and grifters who enrich themselves off of other peoples talent and labor. They have now vacuumed up so much money they’re inventing things to invest in and spend it on. And inflation. Can’t the CEOs and shareholders tighten their belts a little to keep prices down. This is how head end up on pikes. 🤬🤬

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:32:50am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]A plane carrying mostly ** Mormon missionaries brought #COVID19 to Kiribati — one of the last places without any outbreaks.

** unvaccinated?

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:33:04am

re: #170 Dangerman

I ordered mine the other night, it arrives today.

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Jay C  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:34:17am

re: #229 Dangerman

partially my point - i implied it, you said it better. there is no one ‘best’

the other part is kristol is arguing biden should do this now.
because the seat only just opened up
i’m suggesting he already did do exactly what kristol said
it’s kristol’s timing that’s off

TBH, I agree with Bill Kristol here: not that it would make any difference regarding the nominee herself (I’m sure the nominee will be quite qualified, and equally sure that she will face the Usual Opposition from the Usual Gang Of Idiots), but that not setting down a “precondition” for a SCOTUS nomination - would enable the Administration to avoid at least SOME of the bullshit criticism which will be coming its way*. Or, hopefully, be able to turn some of the BS against the critics.

Sometimes, I’m not sure exactly how much the Biden Administration really “gets” the level and complexity of the media biases it faces. Not the RWNJ media: everybody knows they’re hopeless - but the nominal “mainstream” media: who are institutionally incapable of reportage supporting any Democratic Admin or program/policy/initiative without a spasm of Pavlovian bothsiderism and whattaboutism: see coverage (where it exists) of the latest economic numbers just released. Good news, but typically framed as:
“Economy Booms in 2021: Voters Still Unsure”. Maybe the Admin does get it, but just IMO, I’d like to see them get just a bit more proactive in fighting the bias.

*e.g. “Affirmative Action Hire” (as a pejorative) - we’re already seeing this.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:34:24am

re: #238 A Cranky One

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also

Horses race counter-clockwise because American racehorse owners didn’t want to conform to Engish standards and its horse racing establishment. Counter-clockwise running is also more natural for racehorses and is how the Greeks and Romans’ ran their horses at the advent of formal horse racing.

dont know if it’s actually true
i’ve read it a lot

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:35:20am
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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:36:14am

re: #256 Dangerman

** unvaccinated?

The next sentence says they were vaccinated.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:36:34am

re: #249 nines09

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:37:54am

re: #254 Belafon

A question for the legal types here: How you would write a lot that says, in effect, you must make it as easy as possible for all eligible Americans to vote, while preventing them from using “all eligible Americans” and “as possible” as excuses to make voting harder?

Very carefully, because the 6 GOP Justices on SCOTUS will grab onto any excuse to limit it or strike it down.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:39:46am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:40:23am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If you wish to be unvaccinated because of “personal freedom”, then be prepared to accept the “personal responsibility ” that comes with your choice: that you may be excluded from crowded public spaces, airline flights, public transportation, concert venues, etc., that you may be asked to cover your own (otherwise avoidable) medical expenses, etc.

These stupid fuckers would have a melt down if they were to visit Canada. You HAVE to show a vax status to get into a restaurant, or most other public venues. Masking is also mandatory except when eating/drinking at a socially distanced table.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:40:56am

A Thread:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:41:28am

re: #264 Belafon

That’s a shame.

What’s for lunch?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:42:15am

re: #248 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It’s still news today, especially since this is its first appearance at sorryantivaxxer. I had known about him since the 1990s but I pay more than usual attention to goings on in Brazil.
He had been influential in the American right since about 2005, when he moved to Virginia. Besides his long-running friendship with Bannon, he is known to have met with Newt Gingrich and had a fair following in tea party circles. He was frequently cited by Alex Jones and other bat guano conspiracy types. In my opinion, he was a major factor in turning anti-science into a much more specifically right wing phenomenon that it had traditionally been. The crucial factor in this was linking religious extremism, especially creationism, with health care quackery. I am aware of course that there is still a sizable element of leftist anti-science, based mostly on rejection of “western medicine,” but it is a legacy sub-strain and has been declining for years. Covid may finish it off entirely, since professional woo-woos can obviously see where the money is.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:42:15am

re: #233 nines09

In 2018 when the PA Supreme Court redrew the congressional districts, eliminating PA-7 aka “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck” and balancing the districts to be evenly split between Democrats and Republicans (over the proposed 13 R - 5 D) map, Toomey called for the Democratic Supreme Court Justices to be impeached.
Because when you don’t like a ruling, that’s the next reasonable step.
I’ve spent the past five years calling Toomey out. Glad to see him go. Working to flip that seat.
thehill.com

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:42:20am

re: #157 Mattand

Anyone got any good news in general for today?

I’m moving to Canada as soon as I can get the paperwork completed?

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:42:46am

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

it took “10 shots or so” to graze the woman in the leg and, clearly by missing her, hit someone else inside the house

these people make responsible gun owners look like lunatics

and still the responsible gun owners will do nothing to get these idiots, and only these idiots disarmed and off the streets

it cant only be the imaginary slippery slope that drive this insanity.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:44:41am

re: #255 Teddy’s Person

I’ve been working up a head of steam all morning and Benny-Boy put me over the top.

The asset class. The asset class is a bunch of fucking moochers and grifters who enrich themselves off of other peoples talent and labor. They have now vacuumed up so much money they’re inventing things to invest in and spend it on. And inflation. Can’t the CEOs and shareholders tighten their belts a little to keep prices down. This is how head end up on pikes. 🤬🤬

no one ‘flees’ to the asset class

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:46:40am

re: #261 Belafon

The next sentence says they were vaccinated.

my mistake
i misread that as the island folk were vaccinated

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No Malarkey!  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:46:52am

re: #218 gwangung

The “best”?

Our measurement sticks are CRUDE. They’re basically hand-made, whittled wooden tools. And the chumps talking “picking the best” think they’re precision metal tools.

You’re lucky to narrow it down to just a 1000 “best” people. After that, you may as well draw a name from a hat when it comes to quality.

Picking a black women out of that 1,000 is just as valid criterion as anything else.

And of course for the GOP the only two criteria for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench were membership in the Federalist Society, and being young so you could spend decades enacting conservative policy from the bench.

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jeffreyw  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:48:10am

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s a shame.

What’s for lunch?

fried rice

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:51:02am

re: #275 jeffreyw

fried rice

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YUM.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:51:55am

re: #275 jeffreyw

fried rice

[Embedded content]

fires up the bike
checks nationwide weather map
nope

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:52:38am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 28, 2022 • 9:59:38am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:13:55am

Amazon gave me a credit so I bought “My Fair Lady”

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:19:21am

Hellooooo tomorrow!

Wordle 224 3/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:22:53am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

NFTs and bitcoins don’t insulate you from inflation.

It does expose you to massive risks and market manipulations that can send the value (which is always rendered in DOLLARS - a currency by which all others are valued) falling or rising by 20% in a day. That’s not currency. That’s speculation.

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Ferdinand  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:23:49am

I picked the wrong Saturday to fly from Seattle to NYC as part of my work relocation. Gaming out how to get from JFK to my Airbnb in Syosett (25 miles) at 6pm Saturday. It’ll all depend on snowfall.

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prairiefire  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:25:23am

I just sent some money to my son’s 529 with the down market. Kid wants to go to med school!

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jaunte  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:25:35am

re: #280 PhillyPretzel

Next: redecorate your home from the cellar to the dome.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:26:00am

re: #283 Ferdinand

Storm should be winding down, but you might find your flight delayed or cancelled due to the conditions here on the East Coast.

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prairiefire  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:26:10am

re: #283 Ferdinand

Oh dear, safe travels. It looks nuts.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:26:13am

re: #285 jaunte

lol

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:29:25am

re: #280 PhillyPretzel

Amazon gave me a credit so I bought “My Fair Lady”

Spoiler:

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A Cranky One  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:29:43am

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:30:12am

re: #281 Grunthos the Flatulent

Hellooooo tomorrow!

Tomorrow looks better than today! After solving a Wordle, I often try to guess the words others used to get to their solution, once they have 3 or 4 correct letters.

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The Squire of Logos  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:31:01am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

He misspelled ass.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:33:30am

re: #289 Decatur Deb

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jaunte  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:34:25am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

How many monkey NFT’s do you suppose Ben owns?

[Embedded content]

It makes you wonder what he’s laundering.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:34:27am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:36:23am

re: #283 Ferdinand

I picked the wrong Saturday to fly from Seattle to NYC as part of my work relocation. Gaming out how to get from JFK to my Airbnb in Syosett (25 miles) at 6pm Saturday. It’ll all depend on snowfall.

Bad timing, but it sounds like a very exciting time in your life.

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b.d  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:38:56am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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Shorter…if the check clears they can write whatever they want.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:44:07am

re: #283 Ferdinand

I picked the wrong Saturday to fly from Seattle to NYC as part of my work relocation. Gaming out how to get from JFK to my Airbnb in Syosett (25 miles) at 6pm Saturday. It’ll all depend on snowfall.

Just don’t pick the same week to quit sniffing glue

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:44:31am

Total nutbar, but she doesn’t have the crazy eyes I expect from this kind of person.

A person would have to be totally unaware of the theocratic Republican party to claim that they’re going to bring the name of God back into politics, unless maybe she means an ancient forgotten God back to consume us all.

RIGHT WING EXTREMISMChristian Nationalist Home-Schooling Podcaster Running for Congress to Bring ‘The Name of God’ Back Into Politics (The New Civil Rights Movement)

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jaunte  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:46:33am

re: #299 Punish Domestic Terrorists

“We know that we serve the Lord of Heaven’s armies. We serve the creator of the universe, the one who spoke the world into being. He can do anything.”.

But she just doesn’t trust him to get it right unless she jumps in.

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:47:07am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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people lie, threaten others, the nation etc is just free expression, as long as we get our cut

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:49:09am

Bad design aggravates me. LabCorp is validating email addresses as they’re typed in rather than when leaving the field.

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lawhawk  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:49:57am

re: #302 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That should never have gotten past QA. Someone failed to test the validation scenario.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:51:14am

Kid Rock got mentioned on FB so that means I have to share this wonderful song again…

Hank Williams III - Not Everybody Likes Us - Live 4/10/10

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Dangerman  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:51:21am
A few days ago, Cruz sent out a fundraising email embracing the right-wing crackpot notion that the insurrectionist January 6 attack on the US Capitol was orchestrated by the FBI or another government agency

motherjones

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:51:51am

re: #304 darthstar

Kid Rock got mentioned on FB so that means I have to share this wonderful song again…

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“It’s true, he’s a Yank
He ain’t no son of Hank
And if you thought so
Goddamn you’re fuckin’ dumb.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:52:10am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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Facebook and Twitter said the same shit whenever they tried to make excuses for not yeeting Trump during his presidency. But as soon as 1/6 hit and the danger to their stock prices hit, suddenly their dedication to “free speech” crumbled like the joke it had always been.

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Jay C  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:53:05am

Wordle 223 6/6

⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨
🟨🟩⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

My first six-guesser (out of 18).

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:54:54am

re: #303 lawhawk

That should never have gotten past QA. Someone failed to test the validation scenario.

The person that tested it may think validation should work like this.

It’s really the least of the portal’s problems. Save Search doesn’t actually save, and I can’t get in at all in Chrome, or open two accounts in different tabs in Edge to copy parameters across from someone who is leaving the company.

Fortunately, the parameters in the six saved searches were not complicated, so I can live without saving them.

Having a person who has been around since they were a teenager retire causes a lot of chaos in a company where everyone works in silos because we’re chronically shorthanded.

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darthstar  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:54:58am
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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:55:06am

re: #280 PhillyPretzel

Amazon gave me a credit so I bought “My Fair Lady”

How many times have you seen Guys and Dolls? I suspect you’re in their target audience, it’s certainly one of my go-to cheer-up films.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:56:16am

re: #311 sagehen

Nope. Someday I will.

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:56:27am

re: #283 Ferdinand

I picked the wrong Saturday to fly from Seattle to NYC as part of my work relocation. Gaming out how to get from JFK to my Airbnb in Syosett (25 miles) at 6pm Saturday. It’ll all depend on snowfall.

assuming the flight even happens. If the storm is enough, they may close the airport.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:56:28am

re: #310 darthstar

Oh, I need to get me one of these.

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Ferdinand  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:56:55am

re: #286 lawhawk

Storm should be winding down, but you might find your flight delayed or cancelled due to the conditions here on the East Coast.

Yeah I’m curious how that’ll go down since it’s a nonstop so they have to decide 5 hours ahead.

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Teukka  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:57:48am

re: #310 darthstar

Gosh darn it…looks like I’m getting yet another t-shirt.

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Do they have those “House AZ”, “House Janssen”, “House Moderna”, and “House Pfizer” things as tees? 🤔

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 28, 2022 • 10:57:55am

I have to go to the supermarket for my wife right now. There is a good one that is usually pretty sedate, but she needs stuff that only Market Basket has. It’s going to be a zoo—-Friday (always bad anyway) before a major snowstorm at the most popular store in the area. Wish me luck. Ta ta for now.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:00:48am

Trumpanzees don’t care what’s real. They just want to feel important and cause trouble for decent people just like their narcissistic sociopath leader.

Marianne Wright was halfway through a conference call on Jan. 21 when she received a startling message from her son.

Two women were on their property and were demanding her son open a gate so that they could go see “illegals crossing on rafts.” The women, Wright later claimed in an affidavit, said they were a congressional candidate and a Secret Service agent.

“Immediately, we knew what that was about,” Wright told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “It was an echo and reiteration of the lies Steve Bannon’s ‘We Build The Wall’ campaign published and promoted against us for years.”

Wright is the executive director of the National Butterfly Center, a private nature preserve in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley. The center is a sanctuary for hundreds of butterfly species—and a frequent target for conspiracy theorists after Wright and her colleagues opposed the Trump administration’s plans to build a border wall through the middle of the property.

But after last week’s bizarre confrontation with longshot congressional candidate Kimberly Lowe, the National Butterfly Center is closing its doors from Jan. 28 through Jan. 30, in order to avoid a far-right conference that promises to take supporters (including Lowe) on a field trip to the border.

MAGA Candidate Caught on Tape Menacing Butterfly Sanctuary (The Daily Beast)

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:01:13am

re: #272 Dangerman

no one ‘flees’ to the asset class

An “asset class” is not a group of people, but a form of specie that is counted as “wealth” for example, gold, cash & currency, real estate, stocks & bonds, tulips (oh wait no), monkey cartoons (LOL), Melania’s white hat (LOL)

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:03:40am
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Ferdinand  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:04:10am

re: #296 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Bad timing, but it sounds like a very exciting time in your life.

Thanks so much yes it is! I worked on contract for the company (a major European telco) for a few months and they recruited me into a FT role. Remote still, 2 days/week onsite in Manhattan after restrictions lift.
My wife is an Okie who’s always wanted to live in NY, I grew up in north Jersey but haven’t lived in the area in 30 years. We’re empty nesters and my parents in New England aren’t getting any younger so it’s a perfect life shift from our beloved Seattle.
Except for Covid and winter weather, but whatcha gonna do? 😎

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Mattand  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:10:34am

re: #312 PhillyPretzel

Nope. Someday I will.

Hyper local story, just for you:

Like 25 years ago, my partner and I were walking past the Forrest Theater on Walnut when Guys and Dolls was doing a run there. The doors were open for intermission and I was like “Hey, no one’s checking tickets, let’s just walk in and grab empty seats when the show starts.”

She wanted no part of my admittedly quasi-immature scheme when another couple approached us, sort of guessed what was going on, and offered us their ticket stubbs. They were leaving early and were like “Here, enjoy the rest of the show on us.”

My partner was cool with that, so we went in and enjoyed the second half of the show. I had never seen it before, and a lot of the “hits” were featured in that section.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:12:56am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Damn, we used to go down that way sometimes at lunch time when I worked in Forbes Tower for UPMC. I would bet I have crossed that bridge a couple times.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:18:32am

re: #321 Ferdinand

Thanks so much yes it is! I worked on contract for the company (a major European telco) for a few months and they recruited me into a FT role. Remote still, 2 days/week onsite in Manhattan after restrictions lift.
My wife is an Okie who’s always wanted to live in NY, I grew up in north Jersey but haven’t lived in the area in 30 years. We’re empty nesters and my parents in New England aren’t getting any younger so it’s a perfect life shift from our beloved Seattle.
Except for Covid and winter weather, but whatcha gonna do? 😎

Spent 3 of the best years there. Don’t be surprised if she panics a bit. It took me six months to get used to Manhattan, and I’m from Pittsburgh. Wife, from Elizabethtown KY, never did adapt well. (Didn’t help that she was sick, broke, and pregnant.)

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:19:19am

re: #101 Hecuba’s daughter

Got Wordle in 4 today; but if I hadn’t changed my first word several days ago, I probably could have guessed in 3.

I’ve been using “LEAST” quite a bit as my starting word. I may try changing that around in the next one just for kicks.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 28, 2022 • 11:39:49am

re: #299 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I can take you down to a half a dozen schools near me and you will see hundreds of Moms who look just like her. And they will be in PTA meetings and school board meetings trying to make it clear that Jesus belongs in the classroom. They petitioned and whined and anonymously threatened the middle school my son attended until they dropped a basic yoga/calm down beginning to each day. After the Pledge and morning announcements. Because it was “focused on non Christian beliefs and practices”. But the harassment and bullying took care of that. I did call the front office and tell them the entire community isn’t ridiculous and that I supported the idea.

I spent a ton of time at school K-12 pretty much daily. I saw a lot. Heard a lot. If you aren’t a member of a church you are immediately, and I do mean immediately ostracized. Which is fine, their club is annoying and mean, but they hold power over resources and have the ears of administrators and some teachers. I was also a mom to a special needs kid, that brought out the charm.

When shitty behavior is accepted and rewarded over and over, you end up with this shit. The women we’re talking about here are perfect actresses and their crazy is well hidden til they feel safe. Our current climate has made it a lot easier for them to form decent sized herds and given them more power. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon without a lot of exhausting conflict.

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retired cynic  Jan 28, 2022 • 1:32:30pm

re: #259 Dangerman

also

dont know if it’s actually true
i’ve read it a lot

true

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CleverToad  Jan 28, 2022 • 2:18:30pm

re: #311 sagehen

How many times have you seen Guys and Dolls? I suspect you’re in their target audience, it’s certainly one of my go-to cheer-up films.

Like the movie, but they left out a pivotal song (“Marry the Man Today”) My kid was one of the ‘guys’ in his middle-school presentation and still has his fedora :)

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:02:08pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s making a break for it. But he is helplessly hoping he can make them lose his trail.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 28, 2022 • 3:13:33pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just carrying on an old religious tradition.


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