Aoife O’Donovan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Stephen Thompson | May 9, 2022
Ideally, musicians recording Tiny Desk (home) concerts adhere to the series’ core concept and perform behind some sort of desk, tiny or otherwise. But, barring that, it helps to make bookshelves your backdrop. When Aoife O’Donovan assembled her band at Portsmouth Book & Bar in Portsmouth, N.H., she made sure to note her surroundings: “It’s great to be here, surrounded by all these books.”

The Bostonian singer-songwriter, who these days splits her time between a solo career and her work with the Grammy-winning supergroup I’m With Her, has a sound nicely suited for bookish locales: O’Donovan’s warm folk-pop music conjures memories of the Northeast folk boom of the ’90s, the soaring plaintiveness of Indigo Girls and the winsome lilt of modern bluegrass, elevated by a voice that’s searching and friendly.

Backed by guitarist and singer Isa Burke (from the band Lula Wiles), bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (who’s toured with The Milk Carton Kids and others) and drummer Robert MacMillan, O’Donovan performed four songs from her gorgeous new album Age of Apathy. For the title track, they were joined by Virginia’s Yasmin Williams — herself a Tiny Desk veteran, not to mention one of the most inventive and surprising guitarists around.

SET LIST
“B61”
“Elevators”
“Phoenix”
“Age of Apathy” (feat. Yasmin Williams)

MUSICIANS
Aoife O’Donovan: vocals, acoustic guitar
Isa Burke: backing vocals, electric guitar, fiddle
Ethan Jodziewicz: bass
Robin MacMillan: drums
Yasmin Williams: guitar

CREDITS
Video: Joe Aidonidis
Audio: Daniel Schwartz (recording), Darren Schneider (mixing)

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Bob Boilen
Video Producer: Kara Frame
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bobby Carter, Joshua Bryant, Michael Zamora, Maia Stern, Ashley Pointer
VP, NPR Music: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


#NPRMusic # TinyDesk #AoifeOdonovan

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Captain Ron  May 9, 2022 • 9:57:54pm

CL’d

We’re almost at the lowest number of daily Covid-19 deaths since the first surge started.

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Captain Ron  May 9, 2022 • 10:01:36pm

The only safe place for the Russian Navy.

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ckkatz  May 9, 2022 • 10:15:55pm
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Targetpractice  May 9, 2022 • 10:23:19pm

re: #50 jaunte

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The current attitude of the elites on both sides of the aisle in the wake of the draft leak could be explained in three words: “It’ll never happen.” That was the mantra for literal generations in this country, that Roe would never be overturned because it would be absolute political poison to the party that succeeded in doing it. So Repubs talked about abolishing it, Dems talked about enshrining it, but neither party ever did much on either front. There’s all sorts of laws on the books that date back to the 19th century regarding abortion that will go back into effect before the end of the year, laws that Dems could have done away with but did not. Likewise Repubs talked constantly about things like an amendment to ban abortion or create “personhood,” but whenever they were elected chose instead to ram through more tax cuts and war spending.

There is very real “dog that finally caught the car” energy on the Repub side, but there’s also a very real sense that Dems don’t know what to do because they never thought this day would actually come.

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jaunte  May 9, 2022 • 10:26:31pm

re: #4 Targetpractice

There is very real “dog that finally caught the car” energy on the Repub side

I heard that metaphor used in an NPR interview the other day of a woman on the forced birth side, who was giddy at the prospect of finally having “won” after years of work. She had no idea what her organization would do in the new circumstances,.

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BigPapa  May 9, 2022 • 10:29:26pm

The IV industry must be shitting bricks. If an embryo is a human life and the have several to select from, then according to the cult they rest are ‘murdered.’ Crazy, just bad crazy.

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William Lewis  May 9, 2022 • 10:29:32pm

re: #4 Targetpractice

The Democrats are not helped by the two pretend Democrats and the various “pro-life” types that don’t really want to stop it.

My girlfriend’s daughter is going to college this fall in a southern state. I am half tempted to buy a couple of doses of certain drugs from Mexico now just to have them set aside in case of emergency.

That and couple of spam cans of Russian surplus 7.62x39… :/

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EPR-radar  May 9, 2022 • 10:35:41pm

re: #6 BigPapa

The IV industry must be shitting bricks. If an embryo is a human life and the have several to select from, then according to the cult they rest are ‘murdered.’ Crazy, just bad crazy.

Yeah, in large parts of the country IVF will become a niche procedure, available only to people who are rich enough or well enough connected to the state R machine to be above their laws.

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retired cynic  May 9, 2022 • 10:38:38pm

re: #8 EPR-radar

It will move to states where the laws are set up to save the rights of women. At least until this Supreme Court approves a nationwide ban passed by Congress. If we don’t turn out to vote with our hair on fire.

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Targetpractice  May 9, 2022 • 10:40:11pm

re: #7 William Lewis

The Democrats are not helped by the two pretend Democrats and the various “pro-life” types that don’t really want to stop it.

My girlfriend’s daughter is going to college this fall in a southern state. I am half tempted to buy a couple of doses of certain drugs from Mexico now just to have them set aside in case of emergency.

That and couple of spam cans of Russian surplus 7.62x39… :/

Great example: Rep. Enrique Cuellar who’s running for reelection in Texas as “pro-life” but currently facing a run-off against a progressive “pro-choice” challenger. The Dem leadership is currently engaged in damage control, to the point that they sent Jim Clyburn down there to basically insult anyone who doesn’t embrace “pro-life” Dem candidates as “close-minded.”

AOC, The Squad, and the CPC should not be fooling anybody, the Dem leadership and much of the party membership remain center-left and this ruling is going to cause them all sorts of grief in the months to come as their “pro-life” candidates in red and purple races face backlash from both sides.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 9, 2022 • 10:44:05pm

Words!

4/6

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 9, 2022 • 10:46:48pm
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Captain Ron  May 9, 2022 • 11:29:25pm

Oh, that’s a catchy movie title.

It might be interesting.

Lets look into the details.

Oh, Dean Cain. Never mind.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 9, 2022 • 11:37:32pm

re: #1 Captain Ron

CL’d

We’re almost at the lowest number of daily Covid-19 deaths since the first surge started.

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The entire world is at its lowest level of deaths since March 2020. Worldwide case numbers have dropped to their lowest level since the Omicron surge began. But with this disease, a new subvariant could explode worldwide and lead to a new surge.

All we hear about now are outbreaks among the vaxxed and boosted. 5 of us dined tonight in the outdoor seating of a restaurant. One of the party was initially reluctant to join us because of the reports that the vaccines seem ineffective at preventing illness from omicron but she decided to brave it since we were outside.

Yesterday I celebrated Mother’s Day with 18 others at my sister’s, where dining was inside because it was chilly. We’ve all had so many interactions with others that avoiding illness is very much a matter of luck. I do wear a mask indoors when shopping but it’s not clear my luck will continue to hold up.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 12:52:42am

I still mask in stores, about the only other place I get near people is in the bike paths.

I think for the vaccinated population CV-19 is in the influenza level category, but I worry that reporting of low-level home-tested infections are going unreported. The potential for variants that can elude vaccines is growing. I’d like to see some of the mRNA boosters be adjusted for new variant spike proteins. And what is happening with that all-types-of corona virus vaccine developed by USAMRID?

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 12:57:28am

re: #15 Captain Ron

“With Omicron, there’s no way really to escape this virus. You’re not going to be able to avoid it. So I think pretty soon either the whole world will be vaccinated or have been infected,” Modjarrad said.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 1:14:44am

The good ol’ days of 1983:

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 1:21:38am

Porn of a different type - audiophile porn:

Youtube Video

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Those are the Magico M9. Magico is a company up in the Bay area, and this is their flagship model. Introduced right before the pandemic, deliveries (for the few who can afford them) started last year. That video is from December, from Hong Kong, and are serial numbers 1 and 2.

How much are they, you ask? If you have to ask you can’t afford them. But if you do ask then the price is…

$1M/pair.

Those four boxes are amplifiers (two per side.) From Goldmund, the set runs about the same as the speakers.

Here’s a video of the delivery and set-up of those speakers:

Youtube Video

..

Additional pairs have been delivered to Korea and Vietnam and their set-up videos are similar.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 1:27:16am

re: #18 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Wow, they sound as good as my Logitec Z906 computer speakers. //

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 1:29:04am

re: #19 Captain Ron

Wow, they sound as good as my Logitec Z906 computer speakers. //

Well, the M9 mass is a metric tonne each, probably more than your Logitecs.

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wrenchwench  May 10, 2022 • 1:41:48am

I wordled a lucky 3.

Wordle 325 3/6

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🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧

49th 3.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 1:50:31am
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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 2:03:14am

re: #22 Captain Ron

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I’m convinced that I’ve caught it at least twice, perhaps three times though the third may have just been my annual sinus infection. The first time wasn’t too bad, just a day’s worth of my head aching followed by a cough that persisted for about two weeks. By contrast, the second time I caught it knocked me on my ass for the better part of a week. Head pounded like a rotten tooth, nose altered between being a faucet and locking up tighter than Ft Knox, body aches, chills w/o a fever, nausea, and near-constant fatigue. Started feeling “off” on Friday and didn’t start feel “normal” again until over a week later.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 2:06:02am

re: #4 Targetpractice

There is very real “dog that finally caught the car” energy on the Repub side, but there’s also a very real sense that Dems don’t know what to do because they never thought this day would actually come.

If they fail to make hay while the sun shines, we will all suffer. And they have a bad history of letting all that straw just rot out in the fields…

Just keep in mind, though: they are not the party that appointed five judges to the SCOTUS who all got up and lied to our faces about “settled law”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 2:09:00am

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

If Steve Bannon were a board game, what would it be called?

Baffleshit

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 2:09:19am
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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 2:16:43am
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ericblair  May 10, 2022 • 2:43:37am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 2:47:30am

Weird and funny:

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 2:50:06am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If they fail to make hay while the sun shines, we will all suffer. And they have a bad history of letting all that straw just rot out in the fields

Just keep in mind, though: they are not the party that appointed five judges to the SCOTUS who all got up and lied to our faces about “settled law”.

There has to be more, there can’t just be speeches and statements and a single futile vote for which the spoilers will face no consequences of any note. The party has to go for broke and they have to start doing it soon. It’s not enough to just express “disappointment” or “disagreement” or whatever milquetoast word they use to excuse not holding Manchin and Sinema to task, they need to start cracking the whip and damn the consequences. Oh well, we didn’t get to seat any more judges before November, you ain’t gonna seat any more judges after November if you don’t show the voters that you mean business.

And if that puts “pro-life” Dems running for reelection on the spot, oh-fuckin’-well. It’s 2022, they need to be given a lesson on putting their personal beliefs aside to do their jobs as representatives of the people’s will. Get them out there on the stump to declare that while they are “pro-life,” it’s not going to prevent them from supporting the party if the leadership puts forward a pro-choice bill. They can make their peace with whichever sky deity they like once the job is done.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 2:50:14am

If Putin loses, he will have to pay reparations otherwise knows as

Putin Peace Debts

Путин Пиздец

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 3:02:30am

re: #28 ericblair

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“Blitzkrieg” was pure propaganda, taking a concept most other militaries experimented with as they mechanized (“combined arms”) and putting it into practice while those other militaries squabbled over the “proper” role of the tank in modern warfare. It especially helped that the Wehrmacht did not give into the same BS a lot of those competitors did of allowing the cavalry to hold back the tank because they didn’t want to give up their horses.

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Ming5000  May 10, 2022 • 3:04:53am

This is not the artillery that I grew up with.

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 3:10:28am

re: #33 Ming5000

This is not the artillery that I grew up with.

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Yeah, tanks generally aren’t armored to take a 155mm arty straight to the top plate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 3:17:04am

re: #32 Targetpractice

“Blitzkrieg” was pure propaganda, taking a concept most other militaries experimented with as they mechanized (“combined arms”) and putting it into practice while those other militaries squabbled over the “proper” role of the tank in modern warfare.

Experiences in the Spanish Civil War showed that tanks were vulnerable unless closely supported by infantry, so the lesson taken away by many was to build infantry support tanks that were big and slow like their WW1 predecessors.

Others, like Guderian, Liddel-Hart and DeGaulle understood that the idea was to put the infantry in armored carriers to allow it to keep up with fast-moving armor.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 3:20:20am

inflation comes and goes

your rights are forever.

republicans are putting your rights into a recession, and you need to understand how this is just the beginning.

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ericblair  May 10, 2022 • 3:21:17am

re: #32 Targetpractice

“Blitzkrieg” was pure propaganda, taking a concept most other militaries experimented with as they mechanized (“combined arms”) and putting it into practice while those other militaries squabbled over the “proper” role of the tank in modern warfare. It especially helped that the Wehrmacht did not give into the same BS a lot of those competitors did of allowing the cavalry to hold back the tank because they didn’t want to give up their horses.

I wouldn’t call it propaganda. Blitzkrieg was a multi-echelon fast maneuver type of attack, and got to be blown out of proportion in its effectiveness because Hitler got very lucky with some stupid judgment. “Blyatskrieg” sort of looks like it, except it was intended to be a quick decapitation strike without the multiple echelons removing all the remaining enemy capability in the attacker’s rear, which was a bit of a boo boo in retrospect.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 3:24:37am

re: #37 ericblair

I was expecting a Russian Fifth Column to be in place to disrupt Ukrainian communications, command network, the energy grid and key transportation hubs, making it impossible for them to mounted a concerted or coordinated defense, and leaving the Russian forces to simply move in and occupy their objectives.

I do not know if that failed or if it was ever planned in the first place.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 3:24:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 3:26:37am

re: #39 Dangerman

He could just stand on his porch and wave his dick at them.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 3:30:04am

re: #33 Ming5000

This is not the artillery that I grew up with.

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Oh shit! I normally haven’t taken the Vietnam flashback thing very seriously but it is quite real just now. Judge for yourself:
littlegreenfootballs.com (4-1-2011)

One miserable afternoon in 1972, I happened to be flying a Huey slick near An Loc in what was then South Vietnam. There was a road to my right and a few hundred feet below. We knew the NVA was using tanks in the area, something of a novelty since I had never actually seen an enemy tank before. I saw something pull onto the road about half a kilometer away. It was hard to see, a dirty green color and covered with branches. I resolved it soon enough and realized that it was in fact, an enemy tank, a T-54 or 55. I had no sooner spotted it than one of our escorting Cobras peeled away, approached to what seemed a suicidally short range and fired a salvo of rockets. At least two of them hit the tank, the unimpressive little puffs they make on metal are easy to distinguish from ground impacts. The tank kept moving for a second or so, then a white hot jet of flame erupted from the turret rim and the hatches and kept burning like some sort of Roman candle. It shot fifty feet in the air and blended into a sinister pall of very black smoke.
My first reaction was not to cheer. It was to think, “Shit, there are four guys in that,” followed immediately by the more usual “Better them than me.”
Then someone cheered on the radio, our sports indoctrination set in, and we joined in. This was brief of course, radio discipline being what it is. It really is joy, at one’s own continued survival, at a success in an appointed task, and in the proof of your comrades’ proficiency. The latter of course is a matter of life and death. The cheering and casual sports motif are mostly ways to mask the horror, though, and keep going until you either die yourself or you return to a world where such things are not the stuff of everyday life.

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ericblair  May 10, 2022 • 3:47:18am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was expecting a Russian Fifth Column to be in place to disrupt Ukrainian communications, command network, the energy grid and key transportation hubs, making it impossible for them to mounted a concerted or coordinated defense, and leaving the Russian forces to simply move in and occupy their objectives.

I do not know if that failed or if it was ever planned in the first place.

My understanding is that Putin gave the FSB the equivalent of $5 billion to go and put a fifth column together in Ukraine like you thought. It would seem, surprise surprise, that this money ended up in a lot of pockets, probably mostly Russian ones, and whichever Ukrainians they bought off didn’t stay bought. It’s hard finding good help these days.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 3:58:36am

re: #42 ericblair

My understanding is that Putin gave the FSB the equivalent of $5 billion to go and put a fifth column together in Ukraine like you thought. It would seem, surprise surprise, that this money ended up in a lot of pockets, probably mostly Russian ones, and whichever Ukrainians they bought off didn’t stay bought. It’s hard finding good help these days.

And that is why the whole operation fell flat on its face from the very outset.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 5:01:04am

re: #6 BigPapa

The IV industry must be shitting bricks. If an embryo is a human life and the have several to select from, then according to the cult they rest are ‘murdered.’ Crazy, just bad crazy.

There are frozen embryos stored at IV facilities all over the country, because of patients’ planning or administrative/legal tangles. They number in at least the tens of thousands, IIRC.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 5:03:08am

re: #30 Targetpractice

There has to be more, there can’t just be speeches and statements and a single futile vote for which the spoilers will face no consequences of any note. The party has to go for broke and they have to start doing it soon. It’s not enough to just express “disappointment” or “disagreement” or whatever milquetoast word they use to excuse not holding Manchin and Sinema to task, they need to start cracking the whip and damn the consequences. Oh well, we didn’t get to seat any more judges before November, you ain’t gonna seat any more judges after November if you don’t show the voters that you mean business.

And if that puts “pro-life” Dems running for reelection on the spot, oh-fuckin’-well. It’s 2022, they need to be given a lesson on putting their personal beliefs aside to do their jobs as representatives of the people’s will. Get them out there on the stump to declare that while they are “pro-life,” it’s not going to prevent them from supporting the party if the leadership puts forward a pro-choice bill. They can make their peace with whichever sky deity they like once the job is done.

I love the sentiment but Manchin. He’s done the calculus and decided he can just keep doing what he does. Everyone keeps acting like the party can do things to them. If Biden shows up to West Virginia to campaign against Manchin, what happens? Nothing, because Manchin isn’t running. What whip is there?

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 5:06:04am

re: #10 Targetpractice

Great example: Rep. Enrique Cuellar who’s running for reelection in Texas as “pro-life” but currently facing a run-off against a progressive “pro-choice” challenger. The Dem leadership is currently engaged in damage control, to the point that they sent Jim Clyburn down there to basically insult anyone who doesn’t embrace “pro-life” Dem candidates as “close-minded.”

“We will insult you until you vote the way we want” is a time-honored Dem strategy.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 5:20:51am

I had to stare pretty hard at this one before the word came to me.

Wordle 325 3/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨
🟨⬛🟨⬛🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 5:26:01am
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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 5:27:58am

re: #45 Belafon

I love the sentiment but Manchin. He’s done the calculus and decided he can just keep doing what he does. Everyone keeps acting like the party can do things to them. If Biden shows up to West Virginia to campaign against Manchin, what happens? Nothing, because Manchin isn’t running. What whip is there?

We could start with stripping him of one or more committee seats, starting with his place as Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 5:33:15am

re: #44 Decatur Deb

There are frozen embryos stored at IV facilities all over the country, because of patients’ planning or administrative/legal tangles. They number in at least the tens of thousands, IIRC.

Update that—Data-gathering is poor, but the estimate is 100’s of thousands to 1 million. So maybe a half million Freezer People are waiting for GOP legislators to declare them murder victims.
nbcnews.com

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 5:47:02am

re: #1 Captain Ron

CL’d

We’re almost at the lowest number of daily Covid-19 deaths since the first surge started.

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In Kentucky, yesterday’s report showed nearly 4,000 new cases, the test positivity rate increased for the fifth week in a row to over 7%, and weekly deaths increased to 167. I think I won’t attend the legal seminar I signed up for Friday; I have enough continuing legal education for this year anyway, and its going to be recorded for later viewing.

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jeffreyw  May 10, 2022 • 5:56:10am

chicken noodle

Good morning!

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 5:58:04am

re: #51 No Malarkey!

In Kentucky, yesterday’s report showed nearly 4,000 new cases, the test positivity rate increased for the fifth week in a row to over 7%, and weekly deaths increased to 167. I think I won’t attend the legal seminar I signed up for Friday; I have enough continuing legal education for this year anyway, and its going to be recorded for later viewing.

We attended a granddaughter’s graduation last Saturday (thankfully outdoors). There might have been a half-dozen masks among the 3,000 people in the ranks of chairs.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 6:02:36am

On this morning’s BBC Flash Briefing, Ukraine fell to the third reporting slot, after Marcos and Sri Lanka.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 6:03:52am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

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She was not played.
She’s just playing at being played!

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 6:06:07am

re: #50 Decatur Deb

Update that—Data-gathering is poor, but the estimate is 100’s of thousands to 1 million. So maybe a half million Freezer People are waiting for GOP legislators to declare them murder victims.
nbcnews.com

Need a half million R women to step up….
I mean they’re not going to just sit and watch em die, right? That’s not pro life. //

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 6:09:49am

re: #50 Decatur Deb

Update that—Data-gathering is poor, but the estimate is 100’s of thousands to 1 million. So maybe a half million Freezer People are waiting for GOP legislators to declare them murder victims.
nbcnews.com

Those will have to be moved to blue states, or the facilities could be facing a mass murder charge in the event of a power blackout.

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 10, 2022 • 6:11:27am

Impressive 🌳

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 6:12:19am

Michael Tracey just asking questions. Are we sure the jewish descendant of Holocaust survivors isn’t a Nazi?

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garzooma  May 10, 2022 • 6:15:32am

re: #30 Targetpractice

There has to be more, there can’t just be speeches and statements and a single futile vote for which the spoilers will face no consequences of any note. […]

Josh Marshall has a plan for that:

An election is the opportunity to change the math. If the Democrats have 50 votes to codify Roe and change the filibuster rules, they can fix this. That probably requires two more Democratic senators willing to do both. That’s a very heavy lift in this election climate. But it’s a realistic challenge. If you meet it everything changes.
[…]
Maybe you can only line up 47 votes, in which case you need three more senators. Not great. But at least then you’re giving a clear choice. […]

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sagehen  May 10, 2022 • 6:17:17am

re: #10 Targetpractice

Great example: Rep. Enrique Cuellar who’s running for reelection in Texas as “pro-life” but currently facing a run-off against a progressive “pro-choice” challenger. The Dem leadership is currently engaged in damage control, to the point that they sent Jim Clyburn down there to basically insult anyone who doesn’t embrace “pro-life” Dem candidates as “close-minded.”

Cuellar has other problems, too. The FBI raided his house and campaign office a few months back, because he’s under investigation for something to do with accepting gifts from Azerbaijian to do them legislative favors…

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2022 • 6:19:00am

re: #59 No Malarkey!

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sagehen  May 10, 2022 • 6:22:37am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was expecting a Russian Fifth Column to be in place to disrupt Ukrainian communications, command network, the energy grid and key transportation hubs, making it impossible for them to mounted a concerted or coordinated defense, and leaving the Russian forces to simply move in and occupy their objectives.

I do not know if that failed or if it was ever planned in the first place.

Theory is, it was planned, it was supposedly paid for and arranged, but the accounting was all lies and the money went into various oligarchs or FSB officers’ yachts. That’s why the purge earlier this year.

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 6:29:15am

re: #60 garzooma

Josh Marshall has a plan for that:

We can only hope that young voters will be galvanized by the closure of all abortion clinics in half the country to turn out, preserve the House majority, and elect new Democratic Senators willing to break the filibuster. It seems unlikely, but the Court has never stripped a constitutional right away from the American people before, so its an unprecedented situation. If the midterms go to form, however, abortion is going to be an issue that splits the nation between free states and Handmaid states, much like the slavery issue did, for many years to come.

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2022 • 6:31:53am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

The good people of Maine had the opportunity to elect a Democrat to the Senate to replace Collins and chose not to do so. And this was after her horrible support of Kavanaugh. They get what they deserve.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 6:36:57am

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Oh shit! I normally haven’t taken the Vietnam flashback thing very seriously but it is quite real just now. Judge for yourself:
littlegreenfootballs.com (4-1-2011)

An art school friend of mine’s dad fought in the Pacific Theater in WW2. His dad recalled shelling a Japanese position against a hillside and smoked out an infantryman who ran like hell to avoid getting killed.

In this case, however, the soldier was more “infant” than “man”; apprarently this guy looked like he was barely 17. My friend’s dad, there to kill the enemy in any way, shape, or form, could only muster pity for this poor kid.

That story has always stuck with me, both for the insight into actually fighting a war I hopefully will never know; and how a solider of an era awash in racist propaganda of the worst kind could still muster compassion for an enemy combatant.

It’s partly why I blanch when I see comments here bordering on “The only good Russian is a dead one”, particularly in light of how the Russian army itself is riven with soldiers who are actively sabotaging their own side because they know how fucked up this is.

Plot twist: the aforementioned art school friend gave up illustration in favor of becoming a Catholic priest who was a big fan of Rush Limbaugh’s “common sense”. So that was weird….

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 6:40:16am

re: #66 Mattand

Nasty, complex, creatures people are.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 6:40:24am

re: #65 Patricia Kayden

The good people of Maine had the opportunity to elect a Democrat to the Senate to replace Collins and chose not to do so. And this was after her horrible support of Kavanaugh. They get what they deserve.

I know someone from Maine. I keep meaning to ask her what the view of Capt. Concerned is on the ground there, but I’m not sure what kind of hornet’s nest I’d be stepping on. She’s got a Biden campaign logo tattoo, so I’m guessing she’s all “WFT, Susan?”, but I think Maine takes its ‘Independent Voter’ rep seriously.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 6:44:29am

One more for the road: I read Steve Schmidt’s “Hey, sorry about starting the Tea Party, my bad, I guess” mea culpa from a few articles back.

I will absolutely cop to pure morbid curiosity on this, but do we know the ID of the psycho, suicidal campaign donor alluded to throughout the piece? The one that said she hoped Schmidt’s kids would die?

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 6:47:01am

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, the M9 mass is a metric tonne each, probably more than your Logitecs.

A metric tonne of what?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  May 10, 2022 • 6:48:13am
Bitcoin is off nearly 55% from its November peak, and 40% of holders are now underwater on their investments, according to new data from Glassnode.

That percentage is even higher when you isolate for the short-term holders who got skin in the game in the last six months when the price of bitcoin peaked at around $69,000.

40% of bitcoin investors are now underwater, new data shows (CNBC)

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sagehen  May 10, 2022 • 6:48:51am

re: #69 Mattand

One more for the road: I read Steve Schmidt’s “Hey, sorry about starting the Tea Party, my bad, I guess” mea culpa from a few articles back.

I will absolutely cop to pure morbid curiosity on this, but do we know the ID of the psycho, suicidal campaign donor alluded to throughout the piece? The one that said she hoped Schmidt’s kids would die?

John McCain lobbyist controversy
en.wikipedia.org

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 6:52:42am

Lady… Get help.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 6:54:33am

re: #70 BigPapa

A metric tonne of what?

Hummingbird tongues.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 6:55:39am
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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 7:00:47am

re: #72 sagehen

John McCain lobbyist controversy
en.wikipedia.org

Yeesh…

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 10, 2022 • 7:04:41am

re: #71 Punish Domestic Terrorists

40% of bitcoin investors are now underwater, new data shows (CNBC)

bitcoin is not an investment it is speculation at best. (gambling).

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2022 • 7:06:37am

re: #71 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I have a friend who keeps trying to get me into her bitcoin scheme. I keep telling her I’m not interested. There’s something off about bitcoin and I don’t have $$$ to lose in libertarian foolishness right now.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 7:14:11am

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

I have a friend who keeps trying to get me into her bitcoin scheme. I keep telling her I’m not interested. There’s something off about bitcoin and I don’t have $$$ to lose in libertarian foolishness right now.

Has she hit you with some kind of “I just want to help you make money. Why do you want that?” line yet? Apparently that’s a common trope among the crypto set.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:16:48am

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

I have a friend who keeps trying to get me into her bitcoin scheme. I keep telling her I’m not interested. There’s something off about bitcoin and I don’t have $$$ to lose in libertarian foolishness right now.

If it’s supposed to be money, why does it need investors?

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 7:17:54am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was expecting a Russian Fifth Column to be in place to disrupt Ukrainian communications, command network, the energy grid and key transportation hubs.

Well, there was this: forbes.com

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 7:19:46am

re: #64 No Malarkey!

We can only hope that young voters will be galvanized by the closure of all abortion clinics in half the country to turn out, preserve the House majority, and elect new Democratic Senators willing to break the filibuster. It seems unlikely, but the Court has never stripped a constitutional right away from the American people before, so its an unprecedented situation. If the midterms go to form, however, abortion is going to be an issue that splits the nation between free states and Handmaid states, much like the slavery issue did, for many years to come.

The Roberts Court has repeatedly stripped voting rights from many Americans and the response among most was a total lack of interest. If it doesn’t affect them personally, most Americans don’t care.

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 7:20:30am

re: #74 Decatur Deb

Hummingbird tongues.

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Captain Magic  May 10, 2022 • 7:21:18am

re: #77 I Would Prefer Not To

bitcoin is not an investment it is speculation at best. (gambling).

More like prosecution futures.

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mmmirele  May 10, 2022 • 7:22:27am

re: #50 Decatur Deb

Update that—Data-gathering is poor, but the estimate is 100’s of thousands to 1 million. So maybe a half million Freezer People are waiting for GOP legislators to declare them murder victims.
nbcnews.com

There’s no guarantee those blastocysts/embryos would even implant, much less come to term. Just as half of all fertilized human ova fail to implant in *nature*, the odds are worse for IVF embryos. (Especially since some of these have been frozen for *years* and are likely in no good condition to be thawed out and implanted.)

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 7:31:41am

re: #73 Dopamine Fish

Lady… Get help.

They already take daily doses of horse paste dewormer, Infowars “protein” powder, Glenn Beck prepper seeds, and bleach cocktails. Isn’t that enough?

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:32:13am

re: #85 mmmirele

There’s no guarantee those blastocysts/embryos would even implant, much less come to term. Just as half of all fertilized human ova fail to implant in *nature*, the odds are worse for IVF embryos. (Especially since some of these have been frozen for *years* and are likely in no good condition to be thawed out and implanted.)

Tell that to the Alabama Hose and Senate.

(In the quick search was one old case of successful IVF after 13 years of old tech. One of my sons/DIL failed 3 times with fresh eggs, then ran out of cash.)

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:32:52am

re: #86 Dr. Matt

They already take daily doses of horse paste dewormer, Infowars “protein” powder, Glenn Beck prepper seeds, and bleach cocktails. Isn’t that enough?

She needs psychiatric help. Holy shit. Look, I’m a Christian, I believe in angels and demons and all that jazz, but if you think that literally everybody you don’t agree with politically is demon-possessed, well, you’re fucking nuts. Sorry.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 7:33:38am

I wonder if Anymouse has seen this article and has any comment on it — How Trump Helped Transform Nebraska Into a Toxic Political Wasteland. Of course, anything Trump touches turns toxic; let’s hope that Wilson’s ETTD doesn’t apply to our nation as a whole.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 7:34:19am

re: #77 I Would Prefer Not To

bitcoin is not an investment it is speculation at best. (gambling).

I have some NFT of a bridge I would like to sell you….

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:36:38am

re: #88 Dopamine Fish

She needs psychiatric help. Holy shit. Look, I’m a Christian, I believe in angels and demons and all that jazz, but if you think that literally everybody you don’t agree with politically is demon-possessed, well, you’re fucking nuts. Sorry.

It’s just the ones with a faint smell of shaving soap, good pipe tobacco, and sulfur. Gives ‘em away every time.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:37:50am

re: #91 Decatur Deb

It’s just the ones with a faint smell of shaving soap, good pipe tobacco, and sulfur. Gives ‘em away every time.

I should bottle that and sell it as an aftershave.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:39:52am

re: #92 Dopamine Fish

I should bottle that and sell it as an aftershave.

That’s the quirky memory of an amusing gradeschool morality tale from 65 years ago.

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 7:40:44am

re: #92 Dopamine Fish

I should bottle that and sell it as an aftershave.

I had a vision of a post apocalyptic aftershave called Disastershave. With hints of metallic dust, sun bleached leather, and a teasing nuance of carrion. Campaigned with Brad Pitt all Mad Maxxed up (no Gibson, he’s an asshole).

There’s no market for it. But soon.

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2022 • 7:41:54am

re: #79 Mattand

😂 No but she keeps saying, “It’s just $300 for your initial investment.” That’s $300 I can use in so many different ways. Plus I keep asking her if she can get her investment paid out in cash and she always dodges that question.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:43:17am
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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:43:23am

re: #95 Patricia Kayden

😂 No but she keeps saying, “It’s just $300 for your initial investment.” That’s $300 I can use in so many different ways. Plus I keep asking her if she can get her investment paid out in cash and she always dodges that question.

If you had listened to her in November, your $300 would be $150.

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 7:43:45am

Family is first!

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2022 • 7:44:34am

re: #80 Belafon

Exactly. No one can explain bitcoin to make it a feasible investment concept. And we already know who is going to end up holding the bag when everything goes south.

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2022 • 7:45:10am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

And I’d be pissed at a good friend. Arghhhh

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:45:15am

re: #96 Dopamine Fish

It’s good politics—the Necessary Lie that keeps us from shredding each other with broken beer bottles.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  May 10, 2022 • 7:45:30am
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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:46:55am

re: #99 Patricia Kayden

Exactly. No one can explain bitcoin to make it a feasible investment concept. And we already know who is going to end up holding the bag when everything goes south.

Bitcoin is a great investment - if you’re one of the “in crowd”, the ones who started bitcoin and hold most of the early minted coins. I’ve mentioned this before; bitcoin was designed, from the ground up, to reward early adopters, because each future bitcoin is exponentially more difficult to mine than the last. It’s done nominally to “control inflation” and give some semblance of stability to the things, but let’s face it - there’s no stability there, it’s worth whatever the cryptobros decide to sell it for at a particular time.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 7:47:07am

re: #96 Dopamine Fish

but the @GOP she’s describing hasn’t existed since *at least* 2010 and the rise of the Tea Party

Need to go back at least 2+ decades before 2010 to find a “normal” GOP. Rush Limbaugh forever polluted that party to the point where conservatism is now a cancer on society.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:48:47am

re: #104 Dr. Matt

Need to go back at least 2+ decades before 2010 to find a “normal” GOP. Rush Limbaugh forever polluted that party to the point where conservatism is now a cancer on society.

There are still a few thought to exist in the deep woods, detected more by their melodious song, half-heard.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 7:52:10am

re: #103 Dopamine Fish

Bitcoin is a great investment - if you’re one of the “in crowd”, the ones who started bitcoin and hold most of the early minted coins. I’ve mentioned this before; bitcoin was designed, from the ground up, to reward early adopters, because each future bitcoin is exponentially more difficult to mine than the last. It’s done nominally to “control inflation” and give some semblance of stability to the things, but let’s face it - there’s no stability there, it’s worth whatever the cryptobros decide to sell it for at a particular time.

remember ‘MonaVie’?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 7:52:27am

re: #103 Dopamine Fish

Bitcoin is a great investment - if you’re one of the “in crowd”, the ones who started bitcoin and hold most of the early minted coins. I’ve mentioned this before; bitcoin was designed, from the ground up, to reward early adopters, because each future bitcoin is exponentially more difficult to mine than the last. It’s done nominally to “control inflation” and give some semblance of stability to the things, but let’s face it - there’s no stability there, it’s worth whatever the cryptobros decide to sell it for at a particular time.

Hmmm — sounds like an heir to Ponzi. A steady supply of new “marks’ have to join so the old ones can be paid off.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 7:53:19am

re: #80 Belafon

If it’s supposed to be money, why does it need investors?

It’s a pyramid scheme masquerading as money.

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 7:53:52am

re: #85 mmmirele

There’s no guarantee those blastocysts/embryos would even implant, much less come to term. Just as half of all fertilized human ova fail to implant in *nature*, the odds are worse for IVF embryos. (Especially since some of these have been frozen for *years* and are likely in no good condition to be thawed out and implanted.)

True, but you wouldn’t want to have to explain that to a jury while facing capital murder charges that could put you on death row.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:54:11am

re: #107 Hecuba’s daughter

Hmmm — sounds like an heir to Ponzi. A steady supply of new “marks’ have to join so the old ones can be paid off.

*DINGDINGDINGDINGDING* We have a winner!

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 7:54:35am

In the lighter side of current events, the boys are back on tour with a vengeance. This was Phoenix last night. But, Ed didn’t hold back about the potential crisis of Roe getting overturned, the importance of voting for Dems, a green future, etc.


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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 7:55:21am

re: #102 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If nothing else it accurately captures their evilness.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 7:56:03am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s a pyramid scheme masquerading as money.

I thought I was the only one with that view. *phfew*

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 7:58:22am

re: #106 Dangerman

remember ‘MonaVie’?

I actually don’t, but if it’s a crypto thing, I pay very little attention to the crypto space.

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ericblair  May 10, 2022 • 7:58:48am

Maybe the real snowflakes were the fascists we met along the way.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 8:00:16am

re: #115 ericblair

Maybe the real snowflakes were the fascists we met along the way.

A Good Patriotic American (tm) should just shut up and take whatever the ruling elite decide to dish out. Unless it’s mask and vaccine mandates, that’s tyranny and will not be tolerated.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:02:12am

re: #109 No Malarkey!

True, but you wouldn’t want to have to explain that to a jury while facing capital murder charges that could put you on death row.

‘We tried to get a half million good pro-life women to come forward to ‘adopt’ the embryos and then shepherd them to birth (and beyond). None came forward.’

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:03:53am

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

I actually don’t, but if it’s a crypto thing, I pay very little attention to the crypto space.

it was an MLM
no one could explain, let alone prove how the stuff was supposed to actually work

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 8:05:54am

The Suddenly Snappy Senate and liberal pearl clutching about proper protest and civility has me Susan Collins Level 7 Concerned.

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 8:08:33am
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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 8:09:32am

I love to hate Gmail. Don’t make me suddenly like it. Can’t have that.

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 10, 2022 • 8:09:36am

re: #106 Dangerman

remember ‘MonaVie’?

My crazy Maga aunt who lives in the Villages sold that shit. Probably still has a garage full.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 8:10:14am

re: #120 Dopamine Fish

More proof that even people with a PhD can be dumb as rocks.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 8:10:24am

re: #121 BigPapa

I love to hate Gmail. Don’t make me suddenly like it. Can’t have that.

Is that a premium service we can sign up for?

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 8:11:32am

re: #119 BigPapa

The Suddenly Snappy Senate and liberal pearl clutching about proper protest and civility has me Susan Collins Level 7 Concerned.

Don’t you know the proper way to protest is to wear body armor and arm up with semi-automatic rifles and then storm your state houses.

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 8:15:08am

re: #119 BigPapa

The Suddenly Snappy Senate and liberal pearl clutching about proper protest and civility has me Susan Collins Level 7 Concerned.

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mmmirele  May 10, 2022 • 8:15:38am

Long thread, horrifying story. Because this guy took opioids in the past, he was wrongly diagnosed, the cops were called and now he’s paralyzed.

My brother takes opioids for neck injury and failed surgeries and he was treated like crap at the local ER.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 8:16:48am

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

More proof that even people with a PhD can be dumb as rocks.

MD, not PhD. In Jackson’s case, he’s probably not dumb, but just another con artist.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 8:18:11am

re: #111 Dr. Matt

In the lighter side of current events, the boys are back on tour with a vengeance. This was Phoenix last night. But, Ed didn’t hold back about the potential crisis of Roe getting overturned, the importance of voting for Dems, a green future, etc.

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The closest I ever came to seeing Pearl Jam live walking past the old Spectrum in Philly after leaving a Phillies game. They were among the last live acts to play there before demolition. Outside of Seattle, Philly is apparently one of their biggest cities.

The show must have been near its end as the doors were wide open and you could clearly hear “Yellow Ledbetter” drifting out into the ether. I wanted to see if we could walk in but my partner was like “Pass.”

It was very strange to hear a song sound like it was being played on a really loud radio, yet the source of it was the one of the biggest bands in world doing it live, out of sight, about 30 yards from where I was standing.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:19:39am

re: #122 HRH Stanley Sea

My crazy Maga aunt who lives in the Villages sold that shit. Probably still has a garage full.

so…entirely successful for the people above her

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:21:38am

re: #126 No Malarkey!

…a decision-making process that must be controlled, evidence-based and rational if there is to be any hope of an independent judiciary.

that ship has long since sailed

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 8:23:42am

re: #125 Dr. Matt

That’s all we’re going to have left circa 2025.

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Egregious Philbin  May 10, 2022 • 8:26:44am

re: #72 sagehen

Wow, McCain had a type….looks just like Cindi…

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 8:27:44am

re: #126 No Malarkey!

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I would totally agree with them if they started laughing after “evidence-based” and said “Sorry, we couldn’t keep this up any longer.”

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 8:29:31am

re: #127 mmmirele

Long thread, horrifying story. Because this guy took opioids in the past, he was wrongly diagnosed, the cops were called and now he’s paralyzed.

My brother takes opioids for neck injury and failed surgeries and he was treated like crap at the local ER.

Sounds very much like the miscarriage story someone put up yesterday. Wingers have broken the medical system by making doctors into cops.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 8:32:21am

If you want a really good writeup of Benjamin Franklin including certain chemistry recipes in his math books, go read and keep a link to this: dailykos.com.

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gocart mozart  May 10, 2022 • 8:38:48am
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jaunte  May 10, 2022 • 8:41:48am

re: #137 gocart mozart

Tuberville talking over the answers to his questions only compounds the display of dumbness.

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jaunte  May 10, 2022 • 8:42:39am

It’s like he’s seen the act, but can only do the air guitar version.

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dharmamark  May 10, 2022 • 8:44:07am

re: #137 gocart mozart

gawd, what a maroon

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 8:46:31am

You don’t say.

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Eventual Carrion  May 10, 2022 • 8:49:30am

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

Words!

4/6

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4/6 for me today also

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 8:50:08am

<>re: #129 Mattand

Last night was show number 12 for me. They are like wine and whisky….gets better with age. I definitely recommend seeing them if you get the chance.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 8:50:08am

re: #141 No Malarkey!

You don’t say.

About time they suffered some consequences for all their bullshit.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  May 10, 2022 • 8:50:22am

re: #141 No Malarkey!

You don’t say.

A month after DirecTV dropped OAN and they lost most of their viewers, who will never see this.

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Mattand  May 10, 2022 • 8:51:21am

re: #143 Dr. Matt

<>re: #129 Mattand

Last night was show number 12 for me. They are like wine and whisky….gets better with age. I definitely recommend seeing them if you get the chance.

Our Foo Fighter plans fell through, for obvious reasons, so I’ll have to check when their Philly stop is.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 8:51:33am

re: #141 No Malarkey!

You don’t say.

OAN are satanic possessed RINOs!!!!!

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 8:53:56am

re: #146 Mattand

Our Foo Fighter plans fell through, for obvious reasons, so I’ll have to check when their Philly stop is.

Ditto. I had tix to Denver. Heart breaking all around. Ed acknowledged Taylor Hawkins and Eddie Van Halen last night…..then Mike McCready played Eruption.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:56:13am
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper told MSNBC that he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump if he ran again for president in 2024.

One…

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 8:58:23am

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Americans’ confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court has collapsed over the last 20 months — a period that began with former President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans installing a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of the 2020 election.

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mmmirele  May 10, 2022 • 8:58:27am

I wrote that before I logged into work. And it turned into 55 minutes of … don’t ask.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 8:58:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 8:59:00am

re: #63 sagehen

Theory is, it was planned, it was supposedly paid for and arranged, but the accounting was all lies and the money went into various oligarchs or FSB officers’ yachts. That’s why the purge earlier this year.

You know, when the anti-Gorbachev putsch was in full swing in 1991, it was second-echelon guys like Putin who assured the Old Communist Party Bosses that everything was under control and that once they started cracking down, there would be minimal resistance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:01:43am

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

I have a friend who keeps trying to get me into her bitcoin scheme. I keep telling her I’m not interested. There’s something off about bitcoin and I don’t have $$$ to lose in libertarian foolishness right now.

Just as there are people who don’t trust the MSM but don’t understand that going off and trusting QAnon not necessarily the answer, there are those who do not trust governments to regulate currencies, and so put their faith in some shady organization without a name or face.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:04:06am

re: #104 Dr. Matt

Need to go back at least 2+ decades before 2010 to find a “normal” GOP. Rush Limbaugh forever polluted that party to the point where conservatism is now a cancer on society.

There was a time around 30 years ago when there were some GOP candidates whom I would at least consider voting for. No longer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 9:05:15am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This. Republicans were already going off the rails during the Clinton Era.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:06:56am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

This. Republicans were already going off the rails during the Clinton Era.

I would have considered John McCain as a candidate if he had won the 2000 GOP primary, but that had already been awarded to GWB.

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jaunte  May 10, 2022 • 9:10:03am

re: #152 Captain Ron

As if people would listen to Ron Paul for the truth if he was a private citizen.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 9:13:54am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was a time around 30 years ago when there were some GOP candidates whom I would at least consider voting for. No longer.

The version of John McCain that went up against Dubyah was the last republican I contemplated voting for. The last republican I actually voted for was HW Bush.

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2022 • 9:17:42am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

This. Republicans were already going off the rails during the Clinton Era.

Yup. They had the White House for 12 years straight and they absolutely hated losing….especially to a charismatic person like Bill.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 10, 2022 • 9:18:24am

So lame.

DiIGRlCXzQMC/69Q0MkZkuNBCIiiO686l8SRyn0GOHlGf2R5bSsl9ZG9u6mENirMOAUIRQUJAm3UgCdu4JO6FVzDNtO3ek6roEe4F75b42YO2/Qq2hA4cBMb4Dt5xxG+wf1B1gmaPoNlFp2w2wajhJSBa3H/jG+VQV9EfzbfiFmOFUKxUdypbCBgb3LHnTdw

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:21:25am

re: #160 Dr. Matt

Yup. They had the White House for 12 years straight and they absolutely hated losing….especially to a charismatic person like Bill.

Remember those halcyon days when the economy was booming and the government actually ran a surplus under Clinton?

I recall hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio complaining that it was immoral for the government to take more money from us than they need to operate.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 9:25:26am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember those halcyon days when the economy was booming and the government actually ran a surplus under Clinton?

I recall hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio complaining that it was immoral for the government to take more money from us than they need to operate.

A reminder to all of the most accurate prediction of all time from the nation’s best news source: theonion.com

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 10, 2022 • 9:26:58am

re: #52 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

The doctor visits Glasgow

Back from cruise and enjoying the guilty pleasure of an overnight stay in the SFO Hyatt (after a 19-hour travel day capped by a 90 minute wait for my freaking luggage, the 90-minute or so trip home is just a step too far) — guilty because the price of one night would no doubt feed a third-world household for six months or so.

And when I click on a link, the page loads! Quickly! Without dropping all the graphics! Amazing…

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sagehen  May 10, 2022 • 9:32:26am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

The version of John McCain that went up against Dubyah was the last republican I contemplated voting for. The last republican I actually voted for was HW Bush.

um… do we consider Bloomberg sorta-republican for awhile? I did vote for him for mayor, several times. And I thought he did a pretty good job; among his lasting achievements is that every single inch of waterfront in all 5 boroughs is publicly accessible mostly parkland, and it was Bloomberg’s NYC anti-smoking initiatives that led to the whole country giving us indoor smoke-free restaurants and bars and offices.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 9:33:01am

I also just watched that serious cringey video of Dr. Oz shooting guns.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:33:08am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember those halcyon days when the economy was booming and the government actually ran a surplus under Clinton?

I recall hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio complaining that it was immoral for the government to take more money from us than they need to operate.

cause there’s never a need to plan for the…unplanned.
you know, the future

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 10, 2022 • 9:40:12am

re: #82 Hecuba’s daughter

The Roberts Court has repeatedly stripped voting rights from many Americans and the response among most was a total lack of interest. If it doesn’t affect them personally, most Americans don’t care.

In fact, 16% more young people voted in 2020 than did in 2016 — voting by white people increased overall as well. Young black people’s voting plummeted after 2008, but started up again after 2016 (voting by black people overall dropped, but not as much and also increased after 2016). Let’s hope the trend continues. And accelerates.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:43:07am

re: #168 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

In fact, 16% more young people voted in 2020 than did in 2016 — voting by white people increased overall as well. Young black people’s voting plummeted after 2008, but started up again after 2016 (voting by black people overall dropped, but not as much and also increased after 2016). Let’s hope the trend continues. And accelerates.

The other trick is to ensure that those votes get counted and registered.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:43:32am

How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church

“Having grown up just down the road, the son of the senior pastor at another church in town, I’ve spent my life watching evangelicalism morph from a spiritual disposition into a political identity. It’s heartbreaking. So many people who love the Lord, who give their time and money to the poor and the mourning and the persecuted, have been reduced to a caricature.”

“But I understand why. Evangelicals—including my own father—became compulsively political, allowing specific ethical arguments to snowball into full-blown partisan advocacy, often in ways that distracted from their mission of evangelizing for Christ.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:46:07am

re: #170 Dangerman

How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church

I recall back the 70’s/80’s when all those Campus Crusade for Christ ninnies started talking about how “America is a Christian Nation”.

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jeffreyw  May 10, 2022 • 9:46:35am

re: #164 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Western good morning!

[Embedded content]

Back from cruise and enjoying the guilty pleasure of an overnight stay in the SFO Hyatt (after a 19-hour travel day capped by a 90 minute wait for my freaking luggage, the 90-minute or so trip home is just a step too far) — guilty because the price of one night would no doubt feed a third-world household for six months or so.

And when I click on a link, the page loads! Quickly! Without dropping all the graphics! Amazing…

Welcome back. My ISP shit the bed yesterday and I got a dose of that trying to run off my phone hotspot. We tried to stream HBO Max but gave up and watched a movie I had ripped a while back from a Netflix disk.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:48:46am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall back the 70’s/80’s when all those Campus Crusade for Christ ninnies started talking about how “America is a Christian Nation”.

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A Cranky One  May 10, 2022 • 9:50:49am

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:52:07am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:52:42am

re: #173 Dangerman

“Sometimes God chooses an imperfect vessel to work His Will on Earth”.

And no vessel was more imperfect than the one the GOP chose in 2016

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 9:53:17am

re: #175 Dangerman

Those who don’t learn the past cannot forget it in the first place.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:53:40am

!!

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Dopamine Fish  May 10, 2022 • 9:54:11am
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A Three Hour Tour  May 10, 2022 • 9:54:24am

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

More proof that even people with a PhD can be dumb as rocks.

As a medical doctor, Ronny Jackson would have an MD.
But, yeah, even people with doctorates (medical and nonmedical) can be dumb as rocks, especially in matters outside their expertise.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  May 10, 2022 • 9:56:46am

re: #174 A Cranky One

I stepped on one of these early last week, after a cat had covered it with a shirt.
I noticed that my foot didn’t hurt anymore yesterday.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 9:57:35am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  May 10, 2022 • 9:58:32am

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

More proof that even people with a PhD can be dumb as rocks.

Ronny is a fascist who hands out drugs like candy. he knows that he’s not telling the truth.

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Dangerman  May 10, 2022 • 10:00:45am
“When Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was recently asked on Fox News about immigration reform, he floated a conspiracy theory that’s quickly becoming gospel on the right: that Democrats want a flood of immigrants to remake America and keep them in power,” Vice News reports.

wonder why the R’s think no immigrants will ever vote for the GOP.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2022 • 10:13:25am

re: #179 Dopamine Fish

The Copyright Clause Restoration Act would “Limit new copyrights to 56 years, the same period that persisted for most of the 20th century.” Of course one of the companies most impacted by this is Disney, but it would apply to all firms.

Characters like Winnie the Pooh would no longer be covered, but the Disney iteration of it would. Keep that in mind.

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 10:14:21am

re: #173 Dangerman

[Embedded content]

And Trump held up his end of the bargain. Three Supreme Court nominees in just four years, who are going to impose a fundamentalist theocracy on the citizens of red states, relegating women and the LGBTQ+ community to second class citizens.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 10:15:57am

re: #186 No Malarkey!

And Trump held up his end of the bargain. Three Supreme Court nominees in just four years, who are going to impose a fundamentalist theocracy on the citizens of red states, relegating women and the LGBTQ+ community to second class citizens.

Yep. 1/3 of the court, appointed by a guy who tried to overthrow the U.S. government.

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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 10:28:49am

re: #85 mmmirele

IVF requires getting viable eggs for implanting. The drugs you take to cause ovulation can overstimulate the ovaries and potentially release far more eggs. They will try to fertilize the best graded ones (based on testing to see condition and whether they appear to be viable). That means you’ll have more fertilized embryos that can be impregnated than a woman might consider for her lifetime.

This ruling would require holding them in perpetuity for no reason other than a bunch of cells might potentially become a person if impregnated in a woman who wants to bear children.

It’s not recommended to impregnate with multiple embryos - for health reasons.

They will test embryos for viability too - not every embryo can survive to create a live born baby. There are any number of chromosomal defects that can occur. The embryo might not even get implanted and settle into the uterus. You could have a chemical pregnancy but never get implantation leading to a viable pregnancy.

There are so many things that can go wrong.

It’s a super emotional experience and harrowing as all fuck. All these Christian fascists want to do is add to the cost and emotional toll for women and their significant others.

Multiple all of that exponentially and that’s what they’re doing with abortion. These forced birth Christian fascists don’t care. They intend on denying women agency over their bodies.

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austin_blue  May 10, 2022 • 7:34:47pm

re: #44 Decatur Deb

There are frozen embryos stored at IV facilities all over the country, because of patients’ planning or administrative/legal tangles. They number in at least the tens of thousands, IIRC.

Umm, and they are…humans or blastocysts?


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