The Bob Cesca Podcast: The Slagheap of Bullsh*t

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

The Slagheap of Bullsh*t — [Explicit Content] Rocky Mountain Mike from the Stephanie Miller Show sits in for the vacationing Buzz Burbank. The latest developments on the Supreme Court’s abortion decision. Tucker Carlson on the “disgusting” “mob” outside justices’ homes. Don’t believe anything Mitch McConnell says. Many Republicans are pro-choice and don’t know it. Young girls, sexual identity, and abortion. Mississippi governor won’t rule out contraception ban. Arizona Senate candidate is opposed to contraception. The Louisiana criminalization of abortion. The late term abortion myth. Women are turning to sterilization. Steve Schmidt vs The World. Schmidt alleged McCain was linked to Russia. With music by JRo and the Masker of One, Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers, and more!

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458 comments
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BeachDem  May 10, 2022 • 2:32:43pm

I think this is appropriate right now (and always)

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 2:35:35pm

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 2:41:43pm

They just assumed that a bus full of black kids would have drugs, so they made up an excuse to pull them over and searched their luggage without probable cause.

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 2:51:17pm

re: #3 No Malarkey!

So maybe in future the bus will be escorted by a couple of Humvees full of Delaware national guards?

Like well regulated?

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BigPapa  May 10, 2022 • 2:53:50pm

So, hear me out: balls of sea food risotto breaded and deep fried then served with a sauce of creamed roast corn. A little mashed cauliflower, arugula salad.

I have two carbon steel pans on the way: 8” and 11”. His and his (which Shissus can borrow).

There Will Be Treats.

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No Malarkey!  May 10, 2022 • 2:53:52pm

re: #4 John Hughes

So maybe in future the bus will be escorted by a couple of Humvees full of Delaware national guards?

Like well regulated?

Hoping they could ruin a kid’s life by hanging a criminal record on them, just because they are black.

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gocart mozart  May 10, 2022 • 2:57:48pm
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mmmirele  May 10, 2022 • 2:58:21pm

I spent a couple of hours working through various trainings. One of them was the discrimination and anti-harassment training.

I’m going to say that ex-lawyers should not have to take this training because it’s not cut and dry like the quiz makes it out to be.

But the thing that got me was wondering how far the Supreme Court is going to trash so many laws because it’s open season on the modern world.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 10, 2022 • 3:03:13pm

re: #5 BigPapa

So, hear me out: balls of sea food risotto breaded and deep fried then served with a sauce of creamed roast corn. A little mashed cauliflower, arugula salad.

I have two carbon steel pans on the way: 8” and 11”. His and his (which Shissus can borrow).

There Will Be Treats.

Have you made gnudi?

blog.giallozafferano.it

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darthstar  May 10, 2022 • 3:04:33pm

Back on the ground ..

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gocart mozart  May 10, 2022 • 3:05:39pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 3:10:18pm

re: #11 gocart mozart

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:12:03pm

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The Pie Overlord!  May 10, 2022 • 3:13:26pm
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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:16:06pm

re: #14 The Pie Overlord!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 3:17:27pm

re: #3 No Malarkey!

They just assumed that a bus full of black kids would have drugs, so they made up an excuse to pull them over and searched their luggage without probable cause.

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Didn’t even have to click through to fucking KNOW it happened in a Southern state.

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:18:48pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

Didn’t even have to click through to fucking KNOW it happened in a Southern state.

For all I dislike dealing with the south, I can guarantee you it could happen in Wisconsin, especially in Milwaukee or one of its suburbs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:23:00pm
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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 3:23:04pm

re: #13 William Lewis

Very nice. There is a total eclipse next weekend.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:27:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:27:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:29:04pm

re: #7 gocart mozart

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:29:53pm

re: #19 Decatur Deb

Very nice. There is a total eclipse next weekend.

I’m hoping the clouds are co-operative.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 3:30:43pm

re: #14 The Pie Overlord!

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TedStriker  May 10, 2022 • 3:37:12pm

re: #10 darthstar

Back on the ground ..

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2022 • 3:37:13pm

re: #14 The Pie Overlord!

No it’s not hyperbole.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:38:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 10, 2022 • 3:40:44pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

They are trying to pin what DT was (and still is) on Joe. It is not going to work.

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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 3:44:45pm

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:45:17pm

Posted a few images in a page here: littlegreenfootballs.com

Hopefully you’ll find something pleasing there.

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retired cynic  May 10, 2022 • 3:48:17pm

re: #29 lawhawk

re: #29 lawhawk

So sorry!! Hope everyone stays as well as possible.

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 3:49:10pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

Didn’t even have to click through to fucking KNOW it happened in a Southern state.

Because new York is a southern state.

As is California. Minnesota.

Tell me, which US state Is not “southern”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:54:27pm

re: #32 John Hughes

Because new York is a southern state.

As is California. Minnesota.

Tell me, which US state Is not “southern”?

The bus was pulled over in Georgia.

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 3:56:11pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

The bus was pulled over in Georgia.

Yes it was. But as I noted, this is not a purely southern sin and it could have happened anywhere in the US.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 3:56:31pm
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 3:57:00pm

Thread:

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 3:57:23pm

re: #19 Decatur Deb

Very nice. There is a total eclipse next weekend.

A total lunar eclipse. totally visible on the US/Canada east coast, and most of Central/South America.

timeanddate.com

I get to see a bit of it.

My confession: the last lunar eclipse here started as I got into the metro to go home, and finished as I was getting out. :(

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 3:58:03pm

re: #34 William Lewis

Yes it was. But as I noted, this is not a purely southern sin and it could have happened anywhere in the US.

Yes, but I know where I’d place my bets.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2022 • 3:58:39pm

re: #34 William Lewis

Yes it was. But as I noted, this is not a purely southern sin and it could have happened anywhere in the US.

I understand. Odds are considerably higher in the South and Midwest, though.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 3:59:26pm

This person still butthurt over the next Doctor Who having too much melanin:

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:01:36pm

Don’t think that this was posted earlier:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 4:01:55pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2022 • 4:01:59pm

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

As if he’d re-direct any of the Ukraine aid to infrastructure, the homeless, or baby formula.

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 4:02:16pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m replying to:

Didn’t even have to click through to fucking KNOW it happened in a Southern state.

This time it was. Do you *really* think this could only happen in the South?

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 4:03:26pm
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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2022 • 4:03:45pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This person still butthurt over the next Doctor Who having too much melanin:

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“I’m not referring to this isolated incident as a sudden change. There’s been a grossly disproportionate increase in white and specifically white male characters across our media. Completely out of line with our demographics - a forced change based on a political agenda.”

Said no one ever….

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 4:04:28pm

re: #44 John Hughes

I’m replying to:

This time it was. Do you *really* think this could only happen in the South?

I think it’s several times more likely to happen within 400 miles of me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 4:04:48pm

re: #44 John Hughes

I’m replying to:

This time it was. Do you *really* think this could only happen in the South?

I did not say that.

Only pointed out that it happened in Georgia, which was no surprise to many of us who actually live in a southern state.

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John Hughes  May 10, 2022 • 4:06:52pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Mark Weins (who he) says:

There’s been a grossly disproportionate increase in nonwhite and specifically black characters across our media.

what do you mean “our media”, non British guy?

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 4:07:30pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This person still butthurt over the next Doctor Who having too much melanin:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 10, 2022 • 4:11:45pm

re: #44 John Hughes

I’m replying to:

This time it was. Do you *really* think this could only happen in the South?

Nope. Happens here in Southern Idaho all the time. Except it’s Mexicans and other Hispanic people getting pulled over for no reason.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:12:37pm
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:16:17pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 4:17:33pm

re: #50 William Lewis

Antifans suck.

This is an author’s response to racist antifans of a book that is being made into a Disney series.

Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase (rickriordon.com)

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2022 • 4:18:50pm

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

Infrastructure, eh? Tell me, Jr. what are your thoughts about the Build Back Better plan? Yeah. Thought so.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:22:56pm

Missed this earlier -

Don’t worry. Jewish Space Lasers can take care of Chinese Hurricane Guns!
(Imagine trying to explain this to your 2014 self.)

re: #148 Dr. Matt

Trump Kept Asking if China Was Shooting Us With a ‘Hurricane Gun’

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gocart mozart  May 10, 2022 • 4:22:58pm

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is “baby formula” the new talking point. I’m 100% certain this asshole would vote against any federal funding that provides baby formula to poor women.

Also, Putin, who you support, is the one that wants ‘regime change’. Biden and other anti-imperialists are trying TO PREVENT REGIME CHANGE, you utter clown!

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 4:26:17pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

Is “baby formula” the new talking point. I’m 100% certain this asshole would vote against any federal funding that provides baby formula to poor women.

We can’t allow a wet-nurse gap!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 4:28:10pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

Is “baby formula” the new talking point. I’m 100% certain this asshole would vote against any federal funding that provides baby formula to poor women.

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sagehen  May 10, 2022 • 4:29:04pm

re: #50 William Lewis

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doesn’t this new Doctor have like 3 BAFTA’s in the last 4 years from some hugely successful Netflix show, and several million instagram followers, etc?

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2022 • 4:34:17pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

There’s a shortage of formula. But yes. This is their new thing.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 4:35:37pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This person still butthurt over the next Doctor Who having too much melanin:

There’s been a grossly disproportionate increase in nonwhite and specifically black characters across our media.

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I know a Trump-yokel who bitches about this constantly, specializing in commercials. I wonder if he understands just how many black and Hispanic people there are in the real world.
*Spoilers*
On a related note, I just finished re-watching When Worlds Collide, George Pal’s end of the world sci-fi epic from 1951. It is one of my favorite old time SF films, mostly because of then 24 year old Barbara Rush, with whom I fell in love the first time I saw the movie. There is also a nifty V-2 inspired spaceship, a decently paced if rather hokey script, and a very good cast all round. I did notice though, that there is not a single person of color in the movie, except an Indian UN delegate who spreaks briefly. In particular, the 40 survivors who escape the destruction of the Earth are all noticeably white. This is even though part of it is set in South Africa and the rest in and near New York City in contemporary times. Interestingly, the book it’s based on, written by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie in 1933, does have non-white characters.

Pal’s other Sci-fi productions, War of the Worlds (1953) and Destination Moon (1950) also lack non-white characters, though, again, the circumstances of the plot are such that non-white people would almost certainly be present. WoW does have a Hispanic character who is something of a stereotyped buffoon, though he does turn out to be the only one in his small group to exhibit any sense. A lot of this happens in Los Angeles, with large crowds of extras, but not a single black person.
I don’t know if Pal and director Byron Haskin were actively racist or if they just decided not to take chances with racist sensibilities in the audience (all too easily triggered at the time).

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 4:37:00pm

re: #61 GlutenFreeJesus

There’s a shortage of formula. But yes. This is their new thing.

At last! A Republican crisis that can be resolved by more boobs.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2022 • 4:37:00pm

Glory

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 4:39:10pm

O_o

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 10, 2022 • 4:40:37pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

Word of the Day: HAECCEITY (n.) ‘thisness’; the innate metaphysical quality of something that makes it ‘this’, and not anything else

Interesting that it’s “haec”ceity, since haec is the feminine gender form of the pronoun. I would think “hic” or “hoc” — especially the latter — would be more likely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 4:42:58pm
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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 4:42:59pm

re: #62 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

On a related note, I just finished re-watching When Worlds Collide, George Pal’s end of the world sci-fi epic from 1951. It is one of my favorite old time SF films, mostly because of then 24 year old Barbara Rush, with whom I fell in love the first time I saw the movie.

Don’t remember her name (googles) Oh, I can see why. A really beautiful woman.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:47:15pm

From WashPost on the Baby Food Shortage.

I concentrated on the section in the article that describes the problem. The wide ranging article also discusses what actions are being done to mitigate the shortage and that the researchers were not able to detect in the factory the specific bacteria that killed the babies.

*snip*
Nationwide about 40% of large retail stores are out of stock, up from 31% in mid-April, according to Datasembly, a data analytics firm. More than half of U.S. states are seeing out-of-stock rates between 40% and 50%, according to the firm, which collects data from 11,000 locations.
*snip*
Baby formula is particularly vulnerable to disruptions because just a handful of companies account for almost the entire U.S. supply.

Industry executives say the constraints began last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions in ingredients, labor and transportation. Supplies were further squeezed by parents stockpiling during lockdowns.

Then in February, Abbott recalled several major brands and shut down its Sturgis, Michigan, factory when federal officials concluded four babies suffered bacterial infections after consuming formula from the facility. Two of the infants died.
*snip*

Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US
washingtonpost.com

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 4:50:42pm

re: #64 Dave In Austin

Glory

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Hah! When I watched that, I was wondering, “Which is older, the cannon or the guy?”.

Thanks for posting!

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 4:51:34pm

re: #69 ckkatz

From WashPost on the Baby Food Shortage.

I concentrated on the section in the article that describes the problem. The wide ranging article also discusses what actions are being done to mitigate the shortage and that the researchers were not able to detect in the factory the specific bacteria that killed the babies.

Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US
washingtonpost.com

Rand Paul would solve that in the blink of a Republican eye—by shutting down the FDA and giving the manufacturers immunity.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 4:52:53pm

re: #68 William Lewis

Don’t remember her name (googles) Oh, I can see why. A really beautiful woman.

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Rush is still with us at age 95. She is the only one of my Big Three 50s sci fi babes who is still alive. The others, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Joan Weldon (Them!), passed in 2019 and 2021 respectively. All three lived past 90.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 10, 2022 • 4:53:32pm

Oh lordy. No tailgating…

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2022 • 4:54:46pm

So our old Governor in IL, “moderate” Republican billionaire Bruce Rauner’s CoS is teaming up with Joni Ernst. Big shock there. Not.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 4:55:04pm

re: #72 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Rush is still with us at age 95. She is the only one of my Big Three 50s sci fi babes who is still alive. The others, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Joan Weldon (Them!), passed in 2019 and 2021 respectively. All three lived past 90.

Anne Francis of Forbidden Planet made it to 81.

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 4:55:29pm

re: #64 Dave In Austin

Glory

Beautiful old 2S1 122 SP howitzer. Boom!

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 4:56:51pm

re: #72 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Rush is still with us at age 95. She is the only one of my Big Three 50s sci fi babes who is still alive. The others, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Joan Weldon (Them!), passed in 2019 and 2021 respectively. All three lived past 90.

I remember Ms. Adams very fondly. I saw Creature at the local University theater when I young teen. She was very memorable :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 4:57:12pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 4:58:39pm

re: #51 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Nope. Happens here in Southern Idaho all the time. Except it’s Mexicans and other Hispanic people getting pulled over for no reason.

Pulling over an individual car, yes. But a bus carrying students? Not as likely.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 4:59:15pm

re: #77 William Lewis

I remember Ms. Adams very fondly. I saw Creature at the local University theater when I young teen. She was very memorable :D

I mentioned her to a friend a while back. He didn’t recognize the name. I said, “white swimsuit girl in Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and the light came on immediately.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:01:47pm
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TedStriker  May 10, 2022 • 5:03:34pm

re: #73 Rightwingconspirator

Oh lordy. No tailgating… (Not sure if this will look right until you click it)

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Charles Johnson  May 10, 2022 • 5:03:41pm

Just got this really nice Thunderbolt hub. If you have an M1 Mac Mini or an M1 iMac, this hub is the best way to expand the ports on your machine if you don’t need extra stuff like DisplayPort or HDMI or SD ports. It gives you 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports at 40Gb/s and a USB3.2 port at 10Gb/s.

40Gb/s isn’t just fast, it’s really fucking fast. It’s pretty much state of the art at the moment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:04:40pm
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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 5:05:03pm

re: #64 Dave In Austin

Great comments in that thread.

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Barefoot Grin  May 10, 2022 • 5:05:52pm

I hate having my phone in my pocket when I walk the dog, but there are so many times I wish I had it to take pictures. Today I took the dog to a riverfront park in a nearby town. My dog for the first time aggressively wants to go into the river (she has gone from fear to tentative interest to just jumping in). So I took her to a small boat launch so that she could walk right in instead of climbing down from the path that goes along the river and has questionable footing. I looked up as she jumped in the water and there was a bald eagle not far away resting on a tree stump on the other side of the small inlet that we were on. After a couple of minutes the majestic bird cruised over the river and then went back to the stump. I could have had an awesome photo of the eagle cruising over the surface.

But then my dog decided to go along the river of the concrete boat launch as I was watching the bird. Two steps and I lost a shoe in the muck as she tried to explore. I gently said, “don’t fucking do that!!!!” as I had to walk back through the muck to retrieve my shoe. Then the bald eagle soared and stayed airborne for several minutes nearby, sometimes high and sometimes cruising over the water. We tried to follow it as it was going north over the river in the direction we were walking. I saw a couple on the other side of the river and deliberately pointed up toward the bird. Then I saw one of them recognize what I was signalling and he pointed up and we all had a moment. This was my second bald eagle sighting here. The first was when one flew out of a tree and over our car as I was giving my son a driving lesson. There are lots of hawks around here, but the wingspan of the bald eagle demands attention.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 5:06:51pm

re: #71 Decatur Deb

Rand Paul would solve that in the blink of a Republican eye—by shutting down the FDA and giving the manufacturers immunity.

Those who do not remember history (or don’t care) are doomed to repeat it. Like the Elixir Sulfanilamide tragedy which help create the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulations.

(A company put out an untested pediatric medicine which used anti-freeze. It killed 100 people. The only way that the FDA could intervene is because the company mislabeled its product as an ‘Elixir’ rather than as a ‘Solution’.)

History of the Food and Drug Administration
en.wikipedia.org

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 5:13:27pm

Over the years I’ve submitted several user reviews to IMDB. They’ve all been accepted.

Until recently.

A review I submitted last week was rejected, without explanation.

I guessed at what the problem was: In the review I had mentioned the religious organization behind the production by their proper name.

So I resubmitted it by simply trading that proper name to something more nebulous.

This time it passed.

The IMDB review-bot apparently gets triggered on actually identifying funders.

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Barefoot Grin  May 10, 2022 • 5:14:28pm

Before the bald eagle post, I should have posted that Apple fixed my screen for free. Without Apple Care it would have cost about $500; I didn’t have Apple Care (I might get it now). I suspect it’s because I knew about the class-action lawsuit over screen issues on Macbook M1 versions that have been consistently popping up in the last 2 years.

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Barefoot Grin  May 10, 2022 • 5:16:45pm

re: #90 Barefoot Grin

Before the bald eagle post, I should have posted that Apple fixed my screen for free. Without Apple Care it would have cost about $500; I didn’t have Apple Care (I might get it now). I suspect it’s because I knew about the class-action lawsuit over screen issues on Macbook M1 versions that have been consistently popping up in the last 2 years.

Also, they cleaned it up “real good.” It’s like new.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 5:21:47pm

Yet another rant about medical billing:

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This… this is why our medical system costs so much.

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DodgerFan1988  May 10, 2022 • 5:25:33pm
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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 5:26:07pm

re: #40 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

See also:

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 5:26:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:27:47pm
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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 5:29:56pm

re: #71 Decatur Deb

Yeah. I’m among those who know people who are dealing with the formula shortage, and it’s been going on since last summer. Abbott has been having supply chain problems for at least that long, and the FDA found significant problems with cleanliness at the Michigan facility that was implicated in the recall.

They’re still having problems - and parents who feed their kids formula can’t just change from one to another. There’s a lot more to it than just switching - especially if you’re dealing with babies that might have lactose intolerance and need those products.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:30:20pm
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 5:31:57pm

Short thread:

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 5:34:01pm

re: #94 lawhawk

See also:

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There are people complaining about accuracy but the characters in the books are about 10. How old were the characters in the movies?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:35:42pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 5:37:00pm
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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 5:39:49pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 5:40:30pm

re: #37 John Hughes

A total lunar eclipse. totally visible on the US/Canada east coast, and most of Central/South America.

timeanddate.com

I get to see a bit of it.

My confession: the last lunar eclipse here started as I got into the metro to go home, and finished as I was getting out. :(

The 2024 solar eclipse will be visible from the DFW area.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:43:02pm
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jeffreyw  May 10, 2022 • 5:44:08pm

Mickey Taco

Good evening!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:46:08pm
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 5:46:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:47:49pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 10, 2022 • 5:48:44pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 5:48:54pm

re: #106 jeffreyw

Gabe Kaplan?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:49:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 5:51:01pm

they really pretend to not hear themselves

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Charles Johnson  May 10, 2022 • 5:51:15pm
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jeffreyw  May 10, 2022 • 5:51:20pm

re: #111 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Gabe Kaplan?

No, I do look a lot like him, though.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2022 • 5:53:34pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 5:59:13pm

re: #110 Rightwingconspirator

High performance drones are going to reset military thinking.

Once there are tens of millions of people who have racing drones and home-made stealth-y drones, covert operations are going to be difficult anywhere.

I’m surprised the Navy has not already found a way to swat those things away. The USN around here are constantly doing things just off-shore, and any yahoo on a boat could launch a drone to record what the USN is doing.

We used to be wary of Russian fishing vessels.

Now anyone can do surveillance.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 6:01:00pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 6:02:28pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 6:02:59pm
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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 6:03:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:04:10pm

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 6:06:12pm

re: #121 Captain Ron

Musk doesn’t have any ideology. He just wants attention and praise.

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Teukka  May 10, 2022 • 6:06:49pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong — faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.”
— Frank Herbert, “Dune”

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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 6:11:31pm

There are solid arguments for why extending copyright to the duration it now provides should not have been done. How you shorten that without serious Constitutional implications?

Have a SCOTUS that will shred precedent and cause major harms to all kinds of businesses. Disney may be visible because they aggressively protect their copyright (which is their right). But they’re not the only ones. The backfire from this move would be severe.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 6:13:48pm

re: #118 ckkatz

Public toilet in what remains of Sundance Square, Fort Worth Texas.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2022 • 6:14:39pm

Ha!

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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 6:15:10pm

Oh, and WTF:

Where were all the true patriots questioning Trump’s mental acuity and competency - 25A his ignorant and incompetent ass and trying to start a global war over this nonsense?

That’s right - trying to bury the details until much later.

With the right kind of Nazis and sycophantic suckups, Trump would start a war and end life as we know it.

His disastrous covid response killed 1 million.

A war with China? That’d be horrific in a totally different way. Because you know Trump would launch nukes without hesitation.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 6:17:27pm

re: #127 Dave In Austin

“Photos you can smell” for $1000, Alex

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 6:18:04pm

Guess who came up in PopeHat’s timeline

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:19:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:20:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:23:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:25:28pm
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lawhawk  May 10, 2022 • 6:26:11pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a covid surge now.

It’s just that because people are taking at-home tests, they don’t count in the numbers the way that the official results reflect. But hospitals are filling up with cases again, and deaths are sure to follow.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 6:27:16pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

they really pretend to not hear themselves

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:29:20pm
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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 6:34:51pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, like GOP mayors and the homeless.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:35:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:37:17pm

tiny violin…

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 6:37:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2022 • 6:42:11pm

niterz, lizardz!

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TedStriker  May 10, 2022 • 6:49:56pm

re: #129 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

“Photos you can smell” for $1000, Alex

Dank as hell, I’m sure.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 10, 2022 • 6:50:03pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

Threeskin

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 6:57:56pm

re: #135 lawhawk

There’s a covid surge now.

It’s just that because people are taking at-home tests, they don’t count in the numbers the way that the official results reflect. But hospitals are filling up with cases again, and deaths are sure to follow.

Johns Hopkins doesn’t seem to be showing a surge in hospitalizations. Both ICU and normal bed usage are about where they were 2 weeks ago.

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 7:01:19pm

Our esteemed and appreciated lizards of NC and SC are not intended targets of this message…

Apparently “Confederate Memorial Day” is still a thing. And is celebrated May 10th in North Carolina, as well as being a state holiday in South Carolina . Which would explain the large number of tweets today like this one:

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Sherlock Hound  May 10, 2022 • 7:04:55pm

re: #146 ckkatz

“General Sherman sends his regards. Rest in pieces!”

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 7:06:50pm

re: #147 Sherlock Hound

“General Sherman sends his regards. Rest in pieces!”

Yes, I believe that he has been featured prominently in several of the Confederate Memorial Day tweets. Clearly GMTA.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 7:09:26pm

re: #128 lawhawk

Hurricane gun attack

Time for some learned military pedantry, since I know you all miss Dark Falcon so much. There were three types of gun on Hawker Hurricanes, the .303 Browning machine gun, the 20mm Hispano cannon, and the 40mm Vickers “S” cannon on special tank buster models. In turn, there were four different wing installations, “A” (8 Brownings), “B” (12 Brownings), “C” (4 20mm) and “D” (2 40mm and 2 Brownings). The attacking Hurricane in the illustration has Southeast Asia theatre markings so maybe that is where the Chinese got the idea.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 7:14:34pm

re: #146 ckkatz

Pretty sure the Confederate army never issued uniforms in that size, at least not for junior enlisted types.

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William Lewis  May 10, 2022 • 7:14:35pm

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

On those rare occasions when I do miss him, I know a site he frequents. A short time later I’m no longer missing him…

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:19:30pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Couldn’t call her VP Harris.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 10, 2022 • 7:29:41pm
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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:31:15pm

re: #114 Charles Johnson

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What truly annoys me are the people calling votes like that theater. Nope, it’s an attempt to show you what’s coming if Republicans gain power.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:35:21pm

re: #125 lawhawk

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There are solid arguments for why extending copyright to the duration it now provides should not have been done. How you shorten that without serious Constitutional implications?

Have a SCOTUS that will shred precedent and cause major harms to all kinds of businesses. Disney may be visible because they aggressively protect their copyright (which is their right). But they’re not the only ones. The backfire from this move would be severe.

If you were going to shorten copyright, you would need to give every existing copyright a fresh start date of the day the law was passed.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:36:38pm

To Austin Blue, a couple threads back:

They’re whatever the legislature and the courts agree they are.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:38:15pm

re: #135 lawhawk

There’s a covid surge now.

It’s just that because people are taking at-home tests, they don’t count in the numbers the way that the official results reflect. But hospitals are filling up with cases again, and deaths are sure to follow.

Covid numbers are up in NY and yet hospital cases aren’t matching.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:40:27pm

re: #146 ckkatz

Our esteemed and appreciated lizards of NC and SC are not intended targets of this message…

Apparently “Confederate Memorial Day” is still a thing. And is celebrated May 10th in North Carolina, as well as being a state holiday in South Carolina . Which would explain the large number of tweets today like this one:

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I’m still in love with that woman I do not know even after all of these years.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2022 • 7:40:49pm

re: #157 Belafon

Covid numbers are up in NY and yet hospital cases aren’t matching.

Vaccination is working. (And the most vulnerable of the early waves are dead.)

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 7:41:20pm

re: #157 Belafon

Covid numbers are up in NY and yet hospital cases aren’t matching.

If that’s happening, it’s a sign that most people in the state have been vaccinated or previously infected.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 7:43:49pm
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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:44:54pm

One of the shows on PBS here is “World’s Greatest Cemeteries.” This one is about the property of Douglas Fairbanks. It’s also where Johnny Ramone is buried:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 7:45:46pm

Plenty of newer stuff to charge him with.

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Sherlock Hound  May 10, 2022 • 7:46:13pm

re: #160 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If that’s happening, it’s a sign that most people in the state have been vaccinated or previously infected.

Same in the Boston area. There is an uptick in cases, but not many additional hospital cases.

When you see percentage positivity figures, beware of the denominator. Boston has 10% positivity, but many fewer tests performed. Absolute numbers are decreasing.

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 7:50:35pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 10, 2022 • 7:57:20pm
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DodgerFan1988  May 10, 2022 • 8:01:44pm
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austin_blue  May 10, 2022 • 8:02:25pm

re: #52 ckkatz

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The Byelorussians, hoping sucking Putin’s dick will be advantageous to them, have repositioned their forces around their borders. If they attack any of their neighbors, other than Ukraine, they will be stomped into a stain because anyone they attack will be other NATO members.

Oh, and they won’t attack Ukraine because they will get their ass handed to them if they do.

Their military sucks. It cannot do shit.

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retired cynic  May 10, 2022 • 8:07:59pm

re: #168 austin_blue

Perhaps it is to give them an excuse to give Putin? Oh, we can’t fight in Ukraine. NATO is threatening our borders, and we have to keep our troops there!

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Belafon  May 10, 2022 • 8:10:13pm

The best part of this thing from Duolingo is that the reader was a man:

my identical twin sister was born on the same day as me, she dresses like me and talks like me, but she doesn’t dance as well as me.

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Jay C  May 10, 2022 • 8:14:02pm

re: #168 austin_blue

The Byelorussians, hoping sucking Putin’s dick will be advantageous to them, have repositioned their forces around their borders. If they attack any of their neighbors, other than Ukraine, they will be stomped into a stain because anyone they attack will be other NATO members.

Oh, and they won’t attack Ukraine because they will get their ass handed to them if they do.

Their military sucks. It cannot do shit.

I wonder if the Belarusian deployment isn’t more of a matter of their trying to get their troops out of harm’s way ( in a manner of speaking), at the same time making it look like they are actually doing stuff for Vlad’s Big Adventure. After all, given the choice, what is going to be a more attractive prospect: stomp around at the borders waving flags and burning gasoline, or or trundling off to Ukraine, where they might actually get shit at? Easy choice, IMHO….

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BeachDem  May 10, 2022 • 8:14:14pm

re: #167 DodgerFan1988

The old Clarion Hotel used to be my favorite place to stay when I was in Columbia. Not because it was a great hotel, but because…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 10, 2022 • 8:15:38pm
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austin_blue  May 10, 2022 • 8:17:17pm

re: #169 retired cynic

Perhaps it is to give them an excuse to give Putin? Oh, we can’t fight in Ukraine. NATO is threatening our borders, and we have to keep our troops there!

Well , yeah, that’s what I said.

The Byelorussians have got squat to defend themselves if they invade Ukraine. It allows the Baltic Republics to invade and smash Byellorussia dead bang.

(Would it be easy? No. Would it be possible? Yeah, maybe.)

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austin_blue  May 10, 2022 • 8:22:50pm

re: #171 Jay C

I wonder if the Belarusian deployment isn’t more of a matter of their trying to get their troops out of harm’s way ( in a manner of speaking), at the same time making it look like they are actually doing stuff for Vlad’s Big Adventure. After all, given the choice, what is going to be a more attractive prospect: stomp around at the borders waving flags and burning gasoline, or or trundling off to Ukraine, where they might actually get shit at? Easy choice, IMHO….

That could very well be true. In any case, it appears that they are not putting themselves into the front lines of an aggressive war with Ukraine.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 10, 2022 • 8:25:07pm

Edit: And that took me all of 90 seconds to find.
I knew to look because garment manufacturing is a HUGE part of the NC economy.
Even a High School drop out from NYC knows that

lol

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 8:32:54pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 10, 2022 • 8:34:44pm

re: #165 Belafon

He’s gonna try to take us all with him, isn’t he?

Let us hope we don’t need another Stanislav Petrov.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 8:35:55pm
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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 9:10:54pm

::tap,tap::

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 9:13:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 10, 2022 • 9:17:33pm
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JC1  May 10, 2022 • 9:22:46pm

Total WAG, can’t believe I got it, lol.

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Another 4/6 on wordle, but I reached the all important 42 correct streak.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 10, 2022 • 9:28:26pm

Ret of the thread behind the clicky

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retired cynic  May 10, 2022 • 9:31:06pm

re: #184 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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Good! It took long enough!

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retired cynic  May 10, 2022 • 9:34:20pm

re: #185 retired cynic

Should have also said: I doubt that very much of it every goes to the people it was intended for.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 9:50:42pm
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BeachDem  May 10, 2022 • 9:50:49pm

re: #184 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Ret of the thread behind the clicky

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Haven’t double checked these number, but according to a comment on WaPo story, Mississippi handles TANF funds like they do most other things.

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retired cynic  May 10, 2022 • 9:52:27pm

re: #188 BeachDem

That’s what I expected, darn it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 9:58:09pm

re: #165 Belafon

“I’ve seen this look hundreds of times.”

The vampire-ness?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 10, 2022 • 10:00:00pm

My rating: ★★★★★

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2022 • 10:06:03pm

Besides all the bowel-loosening revelations that we’ve received in recent days, there’s also the ones that just make you automatically facepalm upon reading the headline:

But the true cherry on top?

One of the biggest complaints Trump had, according to the report, is with the “island,” the portion of the ship that houses the command center.

“The island ‘looks really bad — it’s stupid,’ Trump said, according to Esper, who added that the former president proposed moving the structure closer to the middle of the ship, which would have been a costly and largely pointless endeavor,” said the report. “Esper says he tried to explain the functional reasons for the island’s positioning, but Trump wouldn’t have it, stressing that ‘it just doesn’t look right’ and noting that he has ‘an eye for aesthetics.’”

You lived in an apartment in NYC so gaudy that it would make a French whorehouse look understated. You insist upon covering everything around you in gold leaf that you can’t simply have gold-plated. Your “eye for aesthetics” is like that of an inbred yokel who just won the lottery. There’s a reason that your name became synonymous with “overpriced trash.”

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EPR-radar  May 10, 2022 • 10:14:09pm

re: #192 Targetpractice

Yes, we really did have a narcissistic toddler as US president for 4 years, with the full support of the Republican Party.

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Captain Ron  May 10, 2022 • 10:17:26pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2022 • 10:29:02pm

Wording

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 10:57:35pm

For those interested in the equipment needed by Ukraine versus that supplied to Ukraine, here is an interesting article. The numbers are certainly plausible. Although I have not seen anything official validating the “needed’ list.

What Heavy Weapons the West Has (and Hasn’t) Sent Ukraine
newlinesinstitute.org

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 11:21:20pm

Estimates of enemy destroyed equipment and enemy casualties are usually quite… optimistic:

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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 11:33:28pm


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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 11:41:59pm

glowy - Undercover police agent, usually federal.
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 11:46:53pm
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ckkatz  May 10, 2022 • 11:58:12pm

Interesting thread on how the Ukrainians may be planning to totally disrupt the main current Russian offensive in the DonBas. It and the resultant situation would likely play out over several weeks.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 11, 2022 • 12:14:11am

re: #192 Targetpractice

HMS Hood was a beautiful ship. HMS Rodney was ugly as fuck.

One of these ships was sunk by the Bismarck. The other sank the Bismarck.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2022 • 12:16:38am

Interesting comments on the Ukrainian military capabilities versus the Russian military capabilities by Retired General Mark Hertling.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2022 • 12:26:05am

Not sure what this will mean in the long term. But I suspect that in the short term this will keep a lot of Chinese Communist Party officials up at night.

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2022 • 12:27:30am

The main dishwasher person at the restaurant I work at was out for 5 days with a case of COVID, she was back for less than a week, and now she’s out with an injury. When she’s not there, my work is harder. I’m tired. Yesterday was the first day for a guy hired as a temporary fill-in dishwasher. The schedule had our shifts overlapping for an hour. He’s an experienced dishwasher, I started putting things away that he had washed and stacked (hardest thing at a new place is knowing where things go). He made a comment about ‘we’re gonna get in each other’s way here,’ so I went up front and helped with the customers. I came back when it was close to my time to take over as disher, and he said, ‘What did I just say to you 5 minutes ago?’ I went away again, until the time he was scheduled to leave, told him what time it was, and he said, ‘No one told me to leave yet.’ I went out to the back alley and started busting cardboard boxes to throw in the recycling bin. About 15 minutes later, he came out and was smoking a cigarette. I went in and went to work. My boss knew about all this, she had suggested the cardboard. There were 4 or 5 cooks finishing up in the kitchen, and they heard the interaction better than I thought they could. Two of them said, ‘Go get in his way!” I ended up feeling more good about them having my back than I felt bad about the guy being rude.

Today he apologized for ‘snapping at’ me. I said, ‘I figured it was a long shift, and you were tired…’ He said it was long. I also heard him bitching today about what some cook had put in his sink, ‘It’s a sink, not a garbage can,’ so it wasn’t personal, he doesn’t like anyone messing with his work area. Too bad it’s in the job description.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2022 • 12:28:43am

Well, G’nite all. Time to bounce my computer for whatever MS has dumped as an update, and for me to head to bed.

And for the Dad joke of the night:

I just won an award for most secretive person in the office.

I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 12:33:18am

re: #200 ckkatz

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ckkatz  May 11, 2022 • 12:34:24am

re: #205 wrenchwench

Sounds like the fng is not making a lot of friends at the job. (fng -Army term for f@cking new guy)

And, it seems to me that you showed great wisdom. And a bunch of folks in the kitchen have noticed that. You cannot save the world from itself. (Or the dishwasher.)

Sorry to hear about the sick then injured co-worker. And the fact that you have had to pick up so much of the slack.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2022 • 12:35:34am

re: #207 Targetpractice

Ha!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:16:50am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

Junior’s rant tonight is against the Ukraine aid package. He says we shouldn’t be sending money to “this clown show” in Ukraine, because we need to be more concerned about our infrastructure, homeless problem, and baby formula.

I recall a quote from Gregor Gysi, a German Leftist politician, during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 when people complained about how they were spending money on refugees while ignoring Germany’s own poor and homeless:

“Even without the refugees, there would still be no money for the poor and homeless here.”

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2022 • 1:21:39am

re: #208 ckkatz

Sounds like the fng is not making a lot of friends at the job. (fng -Army term for f@cking new guy)

And, it seems to me that you showed great wisdom. And a bunch of folks in the kitchen have noticed that. You cannot save the world from itself. (Or the dishwasher.)

Sorry to hear about the sick then injured co-worker. And the fact that you have had to pick up so much of the slack.

For all I know, fng could be the owner’s brother. So I played it a little cooler than I felt. The owners of the restaurant are a couple who met at the restaurant (he started as a dishwasher), married, bought the restaurant (10 yrs, ago), had 2 kids, and opened a second restaurant in the town they live in, 20 miles away. The turnover in the staff is incredible, to me. I’ve been there 8 months and have become senior person on a three person closing crew. I think I’ve become senior person overall, age wise. Just before Christmas I worked with a woman for one hour on her penultimate day after working there for 30 years. She was my senior. Another guy has been there 27 years and gave 2 weeks notice three weeks ago. He said he has a hard time leaving. Last time he quit a job (27 years ago) he says he wrote their schedule for them for three more years. Of the 5 managers, the 2 who there when I started just quit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:22:22am

re: #37 John Hughes

A total lunar eclipse. totally visible on the US/Canada east coast, and most of Central/South America.

timeanddate.com

I get to see a bit of it.

My confession: the last lunar eclipse here started as I got into the metro to go home, and finished as I was getting out. :(

There is one scheduled for Europe this coming Monday but you have to get up at 5:30am to see it…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:27:54am

re: #69 ckkatz

From WashPost on the BIDEN FUCKED UP THE SUPPLY CHAINS Baby Food Shortage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:31:20am

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

In Oklahoma, one woman was convicted of manslaughter for having a miscarriage

Without Roe v Wade, women go back to being chattel.

But this is what the Fundamentalists want: a society governed by Biblical Patriarchs who tend to their flocks of sheep, their wives and daughters as property.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:35:27am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Marsha Blackburn says protesters outside Justices’ houses should all be arrested: “They should haul all these people down to police HQs, they should book them .. They’re trying to change the outcome of a SCOTUS decision, and they’re doing it by showing force and intimidation.”

Yes, look at them building gallows, vandalizing, stealing property, brandishing flagpoles and police officers and defecating in offices!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:36:41am

re: #123 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Musk doesn’t have any ideology. He just wants attention and praise.

and a loyal workforce

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2022 • 1:37:20am

They made me workle.

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Moe Avattar  May 11, 2022 • 1:39:14am

re: #72 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

(Barbara) Rush is still with us at age 95. She is the only one of my Big Three 50s sci fi babes who is still alive. The others, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Joan Weldon (Them!), passed in 2019 and 2021 respectively. All three lived past 90.

Not so much of a sci-fi babe, but Mamie Van Doren is still around

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:39:19am

re: #138 William Lewis

Oh, like GOP mayors and the homeless.

“Support our vets!”

“Get those homeless derelicts out of our sight!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:41:11am

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

I have a 1/72 model of that Hawker Hurricane with the twin 40mm cannons.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 1:42:57am

re: #168 austin_blue

The Byelorussian leadership, hoping sucking Putin’s dick will be advantageous to them, have repositioned their forces around their borders. .

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 1:49:56am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall a quote from Gregor Gysi, a German Leftist politician, during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 when people complained about how they were spending money on refugees while ignoring Germany’s own poor and homeless:

“Even without the refugees, there would still be no money for the poor and homeless here.”

The Ukraine aid would be a rounding error in the DoD’s ledgers. That would be the same DoD that the GQP and their MAGAt mini-mes have been howling since last year is suffering under “cuts” imposed by Biden.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2022 • 1:50:02am

re: #203 ckkatz

Why did we not see how bad the Russian military was? Because our own militaries benefit from the threat of a strong Russia. Think $ and all sorts of new toys that will likely never see the battlefield.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 1:56:05am

re: #223 GlutenFreeJesus

Why did we not see how bad the Russian military was? Because our own militaries benefit from the threat of a strong Russia. Think $ and all sorts of new toys that will likely never see the battlefield.

Yup. Meanwhile, the missiles that Ukraine is popping Russian tanks with are being rushed back into production by the manufacturer because the US Army ceased orders years ago and was in the process of a service life extension program with plans to replace them with a next-gen ATGM by 2030.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 1:59:25am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A shortage that has happened largely due to decades of deregulation and consolidation allowing a single company to account for such a large percentage of the overall domestic baby formula production that a single plant going down for inspections and cleaning has imperiled the entire national supply.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 2:13:37am

re: #192 Targetpractice

Besides all the bowel-loosening revelations that we’ve received in recent days, there’s also the ones that just make you automatically facepalm upon reading the headline:

I also seem to recall he was going on about re-installing steam catapults.

And keelhauling.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 2:15:27am

re: #225 Targetpractice

A shortage that has happened largely due to decades of deregulation and consolidation allowing a single company to account for such a large percentage of the overall domestic baby formula production that a single plant going down for inspections and cleaning has imperiled the entire national supply.

Free Market Solves Everything until it doesn’t…

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 2:37:23am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Free Market Solves Everything until it doesn’t…

Which is what makes all the screams of “DO SOMETHING” so fucking pointless, since the very forces that caused this fiasco are the ones being suggested. Speed up/streamline the inspection process for other shipments? That’s like catnip to lawyers looking to sue anybody and everybody for injury/wrongful death. Same thing applies to trying to loosen regulations regarding imported shipments of infant formula. Unless they’re seriously suggesting that the federal government step in and take over the manufacture and distribution of infant formula, there’s not a lot that can be done that doesn’t run a massive risk of only compounding the factors that lead to the shortage in the first place.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 3:16:07am
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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 3:24:53am
The Department of Defense completed an investigation and they decided they are going to continue to persecute me by tagging my pay for what they call a violation of something called the Emoluments Clause. It’s just another dig, another means to embarrass, they just want me to shut up,” he said. “They’re just going to reach into my retirement and take some money out.” …..

Link

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 3:28:48am

re: #228 Targetpractice

Which is what makes all the screams of “DO SOMETHING” so fucking pointless, since the very forces that caused this fiasco are the ones being suggested.

“Get rid of pesky government regulation!!!”

I still remember the stories of Nestlé going off to third-world countries and distributing “free samples” of infant formula, just enough to get mothers’ own milk to dry up and get them dependent on Nestlé products, often in places that lacked clean water or sterilization facilities for the formula.

It was then that I realized that you cannot treat human food and nutrition solely as a commodity, it needs to be regulated. I have no problem with market mechanisms, but not the Unregulated Free Market as an Ideology.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2022 • 3:29:56am

re: #229 Dangerman

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Eastman basically suggesting that the GA GQP engage in the sort of “creative accounting” that led to the Great Recession.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:32:48am

re: #229 Dangerman

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 3:35:16am

re: #233 Dopamine Fish

Their approach to elections is their approach to science or statistics: Start with the outcome you seek and work backwards to find/tweak the data to support it.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:35:55am

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

Their approach to elections is their approach to science or statistics: Start with the outcome you seek and work backwards to find/tweak the data to support it.

We see this in their judicial appointments, as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 3:36:17am

re: #235 Dopamine Fish

We see this in their judicial appointments, as well.

and their theology

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:36:45am

Another day, another threefer.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:38:13am

re: #236 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and their theology

You know, I’m not going to lie, I never actually thought about it this way. I’ve always had the understanding of “popcorn theology”, don’t get me wrong, but it never occurred to me that the cherry-picking was being done in support of a specifically determined theological outcome. I mean, it makes sense; that’s literally how they approach everything else. I just never thought about it in those terms.

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TarHellion  May 11, 2022 • 3:40:27am

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Sometimes hunches pay off. Felt good about this one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 3:41:10am

re: #238 Dopamine Fish

You know, I’m not going to lie, I never actually thought about it this way. I’ve always had the understanding of “popcorn theology”, don’t get me wrong, but it never occurred to me that the cherry-picking was being done in support of a specifically determined theological outcome. I mean, it makes sense; that’s literally how they approach everything else. I just never thought about it in those terms.

Don’t like SNAP or subsidized school lunches?

Ignore the loaves and fishes and go right to “He who does not work, does not eat” while ignoring the context of the latter verse.

Anti-abortion?

Ignore all the OT passages in which it is allowed (or even mandatory) and go right to “For I loved you when you were still in the womb” as proof that abortion is babycide.

And don’t forget all the favorite verses used by Southern slaveowners to justify their “Biblical institution”.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:46:49am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Don’t like SNAP or subsidized school lunches?

Ignore the loaves and fishes and go right to “He who does not work, does not eat” while ignoring the context of the latter verse.

Anti-abortion?

Ignore all the OT passages in which it is allowed (or even mandatory) and go right to “For I loved you when you were still in the womb” as proof that abortion is babycide.

This is the problem with churches literally teaching theology that says, “We can ignore the parts of the Bible we think are problematic because Jesus made them irrelevant.” And don’t get me wrong; I think that’s appropriate in context, since I don’t think there’s a need to adhere to the old rules of ceremonial cleanliness or ritual sacrifice, among other things. But more and more churches are allowing what used to be a strict set of rules regarding what is and isn’t “the new law” to simply become, “Hey, whatever you don’t like about the Bible, just sweep it under this here rug.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 3:50:12am

re: #241 Dopamine Fish

The point again is that if you want to use the Bible as the basis for you personal ethics and morals, that is up to you, but it is not a document on which we directly base laws or government.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 3:50:40am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point again is that if you want to use the Bible as the basis for you personal ethics and morals, that is up to you, but it is not a document on which we directly base laws or government.

Jesus even said as much, but we all know these idjits don’t actually listen to what Jesus said, but what they want Him to have said.

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Eventual Carrion  May 11, 2022 • 4:08:33am

re: #167 DodgerFan1988

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 4:14:27am

Again: if you want to display Confederate regalia as a private person then I guess that is your good right and nobody is going to take it away or restrict it unless you do it in a threatening manner.

But Confederate flags, statues or memorabilia have no place on public property or display unless it is part of a museum exhibit, memorial or historical site - and within the proper context.

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steve_davis  May 11, 2022 • 4:21:45am

re: #100 Belafon

There are people complaining about accuracy but the characters in the books are about 10. How old were the characters in the movies?

it’s one of my complaints about game of thrones. The Stark girls are way older than they were in the books. An innocent casting choice? Not really. It means the oldest sister comes off for the first few seasons as an utter prat, because she’s old enough to where we just instinctively know she should know better than to make any number of her bad decisions. But in the book, she’s younger and it’s a lot more forgiveable.

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John Hughes  May 11, 2022 • 4:34:10am

re: #138 William Lewis

Oh, like GOP mayors and the homeless.

Who are disproportionately veterans.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 4:39:07am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 11, 2022 • 4:43:50am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 4:58:23am

re: #224 Targetpractice

Yup. Meanwhile, the missiles that Ukraine is popping Russian tanks with are being rushed back into production by the manufacturer because the US Army ceased orders years ago and was in the process of a service life extension program with plans to replace them with a next-gen ATGM by 2030.

Whoever makes the Stinger said they couldn’t make it right now because some of the parts are obsolete. There is no starting the plants back up again immediately.

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steve_davis  May 11, 2022 • 5:02:44am

re: #114 Charles Johnson

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:04:50am

re: #251 steve_davis

…and never even tried to propose something “better” other than repealing the pre-existing conditions clause which would have cut millions off from health care (and btw pregnancy counts as a “pre-existing condition”).

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Eventual Carrion  May 11, 2022 • 5:10:49am

re: #217 wrenchwench

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:13:07am

re: #200 ckkatz

I mean… we do have three guys that look literally the same: Charles Michel of the EU, Oleksiy Reznikov (Ukraine’s defense minister), and Denys Shmygal (Ukraine’s PM)
I can’t tell who is who is this picture

Go to any Home Depot or sporting goods store in the Midwest and you will see three guys who look just like that standing in one aisle.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 5:15:30am

re: #114 Charles Johnson

play the long game because you must

politics is (among other things) the long game

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Shropshire Slasher  May 11, 2022 • 5:22:18am

Federal Judge Esther Salas is on GMA this morning, renewing the call for enacting Daniel’s law, which is currently in limbo.

July 19, 2022 will mark the two-year anniversary of the day Anderl was fatally shot inside his family’s home by a man disgruntled with his mother.
Shot in the heart, he died protecting his father, defense attorney Mark Anderl, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the attack by a man posing as a delivery person. Salas, who was in another part of the house, was not physically injured.

mycentraljersey.com

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 5:32:09am

re: #255 Dangerman

play the long game because you must

politics is (among other things) the long game

Naw, if I don’t get everything I want right now, I’m going to stay home on election day or vote for a third party candidate.//

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 5:35:12am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point again is that if you want to use the Bible as the basis for you personal ethics and morals, that is up to you, but it is not a document on which we directly base laws or government.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:50:57am

re: #258 No Malarkey!

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Pretty damn clear.

Burn them!!!

But this is not just a joke: Dominionists see us as God’s Chosen Nation, and he favors us because we reflect (their interpretation of) His Divine Will in our laws.

By continuing to allow abdominations like abortion, gay marriage, trans bathrooms, sex education, socialized medicine, etc., we are jeopardizing our unique premium customer status and just tempting him to dump us in favor of the Orthodox Russians, who have been working hard to gain his favor lately.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 5:51:23am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 5:52:26am
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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 5:53:06am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 5:55:16am

Caught a commercial for a conservative woman running in a runoff for some office here in Texas, and it really encapsulated the in-the-past thinking of Republicans.

She has fought for oil companies and will use Texas oil to drive down Biden’s communiat gas price increases. And the choice is between her and America, and Moscow

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:55:21am

re: #260 Belafon

So they are upset about bein associated with repealing Roe v Wade and trying to distance themselves from their ta plan.

They really do like ruling in darkness.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 5:55:40am
“Ties to China — even spurious, misleading or hyperbolic ones — have become an albatross for GOP candidates across the country in 2022 races and an animating presence in campaign stops and advertisements, with much of the Republican Party holding increasingly negative views of China after two years of the coronavirus and Trump’s rhetoric against the country.”

“Campaign strategists and candidates in a number of states said that tying candidates to China has become a prime attack in a GOP primary — with candidates seeking to differentiate themselves as they largely hew to Trump’s political agenda.”

Wapo

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 5:56:13am

re: #265 Dangerman

Wapo

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 5:56:19am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Pretty damn clear.

Burn them!!!

But this is not just a joke: Dominionists see us as God’s Chosen Nation, and he favors us because we reflect (their interpretation of) His Divine Will in our laws.

By continuing to allow abdominations like abortion, gay marriage, trans bathrooms, sex education, socialized medicine, etc., we are jeopardizing our unique premium customer status and just tempting him to dump us in favor of the Orthodox Russians, who have been working hard to gain his favor lately.

If you’re goin’ all Leviticus on us, the Apalachicola oystermen are gonna be pissed.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 5:56:31am

re: #266 Dangerman

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:57:56am

re: #265 Dangerman

“Campaign strategists and candidates in a number of states said that tying candidates to China has become a prime attack in a GOP primary — with candidates seeking to differentiate themselves as they largely hew to Trump’s political agenda.”

Does selling campaign paraphernalia Made in China count?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 5:59:00am

re: #268 Dangerman

Same people who target Sikhs thinking they are Muslims for wearing a turban.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:00:58am

re: #260 Belafon

Dog I love that woman!

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jeffreyw  May 11, 2022 • 6:02:39am

Mickey’s Ear

Good morning!

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 6:03:08am
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lawhawk  May 11, 2022 • 6:04:28am

re: #273 Dopamine Fish

They’ve got the 1A backwards on purpose.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 6:05:12am

re: #273 Dopamine Fish

The monopoly status enjoyed by many social media platforms does come close to making them the de facto “public square” but that is an issue that needs to be addressed separately.

According to existing laws, they are private entities which can regulate their own operations as they see fit.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:08:44am
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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 6:09:08am

re: #273 Dopamine Fish

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If the intangible “social media” is the public square, why isn’t an actual, physical, public sidewalk?

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 6:14:20am

re: #275 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The monopoly status enjoyed by many social media platforms does come close to making them the de facto “public square” but that is an issue that needs to be addressed separately.

According to existing laws, they are private entities which can regulate their own operations as they see fit.

Walmart and McDonald’s can still kick you out and ban you for being an asshole even thought they seem like public spaces.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 6:14:43am

re: #277 Dangerman

If the intangible “social media” is the public square, why isn’t an actual, physical, public sidewalk?

I keep wondering, what would it take for social media to be an *actual* public square? As far as I can tell, it would be the following: A state-sponsored social media program administered by the government that is open to all, or substantially all, Americans.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:15:31am

Reversing Roe and subjecting women and doctors to criminal charges is very unpopular. Imagine what’s going to happen this summer when all the abortion clinics in half the country are closed, and they start arresting women and doctors for illegal abortions.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 6:18:06am

re: #278 Belafon

Walmart and McDonald’s can still kick you out and ban you for being an asshole even thought they seem like public spaces.

To be fair to these particular assholes, they want to prevent Walmart and McDonald’s from being able to kick you out, though that’s specifically only about being a maskhole and an anti-vaxxer. But still, they are at least consistent in that they want to control what private companies can do within their own spaces.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 6:19:34am

How would American voters choose between reproductive freedom and $2 gas?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2022 • 6:23:01am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall a quote from Gregor Gysi, a German Leftist politician, during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 when people complained about how they were spending money on refugees while ignoring Germany’s own poor and homeless:

“Even without the refugees, there would still be no money for the poor and homeless here.”

Don Jr has never expressed an independent thought in his life. He’s probably repeating what he hears from his father, who is more reluctant to reveal how in the tank he is for Putin.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:23:02am

re: #282 Decatur Deb

How would American voters choose between reproductive freedom and $2 gas?

People with a uterus probably wouldn’t think that is a great deal, even if the GOP actually had a plan to deliver cheap gasoline, which they don’t.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 6:27:57am

re: #281 Dopamine Fish

To be fair to these particular assholes, they want to prevent Walmart and McDonald’s from being able to kick you out, though that’s specifically only about being a maskhole and an anti-vaxxer. But still, they are at least consistent in that they want to control what private companies can do within their own spaces.

Fwiw, they want to control what they can do in other peoples spaces (ie their private property)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 6:28:21am

re: #278 Belafon

Walmart and McDonald’s can still kick you out and ban you for being an asshole even thought they seem like public spaces.

As can any shopping mall. That is what happened when we moved from Main Street to Metro Central Mall

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lawhawk  May 11, 2022 • 6:28:27am

re: #282 Decatur Deb

How would American voters choose between reproductive freedom and $2 gas?

Fuck the uterei.

That’s the sole message the GOP is bringing. They’re full on about how oil prices are Biden’s fault, even though he has no control over it - the market determines prices, even as Biden has released oil from the SPR to try and bring it down.

Oil prices are disconnected from gas prices. Energy companies are profiting on the spread, because oil prices at around $100 should reflect as a gas price of around $3, not $4+. That’s the historical relationship, but energy companies have wrung out higher profits by keeping prices high.

The high energy prices disproportionately hit the poorest Americans - for heating, cooling, and motor fuel. It’ll take a higher chunk of their take home income.

GOP is fine with that. They are fine with preserving the fossil fuel paradigm, and vote against anything that would shift us away from that paradigm.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 6:28:30am

re: #284 No Malarkey!

People with a uterus probably wouldn’t think that is a great deal, even if the GOP actually had a plan to deliver cheap gasoline, which they don’t.

They don’t depend on planning, they depend on blame. We have a hell of a job selling Dems in the next 5 months, and we’ll be doing it under a cataract of media bullshit.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 6:30:16am

re: #285 Dangerman

Fwiw, they want to control what they can do in other peoples spaces (ie their private property)

That’s fair. The whole point of all of it - the 1A “but mah freeze peach” bullshit, the “HIPPA violation” mask/vaccine bullshit - is to force people to let them do what they want, wherever they want, without consequences.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 6:38:42am

re: #289 Dopamine Fish

That’s fair. The whole point of all of it - the 1A “but mah freeze peach” bullshit, the “HIPPA violation” mask/vaccine bullshit - is to force people to let them do what they want, wherever they want, without consequences.

Ezzacto

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:46:42am

re: #288 Decatur Deb

They don’t depend on planning, they depend on blame. We have a hell of a job selling Dems in the next 5 months, and we’ll be doing it under a cataract of media bullshit.

True, but I think people are underestimating the shitstorm that is coming when abortion becomes a crime and women start getting arrested for suspected abortions. Many think the electorate is just going to shrug it off, and the media will downplay it. I think its possible the Republicans aren’t going to know what hit them.

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Eventual Carrion  May 11, 2022 • 6:50:52am

re: #277 Dangerman

If the intangible “social media” is the public square, why isn’t an actual, physical, public sidewalk?

The Russian troll bots can’t make it over here to spout from a sidewalk.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 6:51:03am

re: #291 No Malarkey!

The theoretical impact is very high, but the immediate hits will fall on a small proportion of “those people” in poor states. If we don’t up our efforts, we can’t rely on a backlash.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 6:52:02am

It’s a Chinese hoax:

Youtube Video

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 11, 2022 • 6:53:36am

Actually shocked

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 6:55:35am

re: #293 Decatur Deb

The theoretical impact is very high, but the immediate hits will fall on a small proportion of “those people” in poor states. If we don’t up our efforts, we can’t rely on a backlash.

If the Democrats can’t figure out how to motivate voters based on the horrors that are coming, maybe we deserve to be sheep fleeced by fascist gangsters. Because the GOP looks at the Russia kakistocracy as a model to emulate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 6:58:56am

re: #296 No Malarkey!

If the Democrats can’t figure out how to motivate voters based on the horrors that are coming, maybe we deserve to be sheep fleeced by fascist gangsters. Because the GOP looks at the Russia kakistocracy as a model to emulate.

and the theocracy, just Fundamentalist Protestant instead of Orthodox.

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darthstar  May 11, 2022 • 7:03:00am
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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 7:04:09am

Who was killed for selling loosies on Staten Island?

If aware geeks have to look up the name, you’ve experienced the limits of outrage.

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darthstar  May 11, 2022 • 7:04:28am

Okay - first morning back from Palm Springs and I have to be in office. Good morning everyone.
Wordle - 4/6
quordle - 3,4,5,8
Czech Republic replacing Russia on UN Human Rights council.
Lots of other shit.
Gonna walk the dogs.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 7:07:24am

re: #299 Decatur Deb

Who was killed for selling loosies on Staten Island?

If aware geeks have to look up the name, you’ve experienced the limits of outrage.

Without looking it up, Eric Garner, I think. Maybe “Erick”

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lawhawk  May 11, 2022 • 7:07:35am

re: #299 Decatur Deb

Eric Garner

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 7:09:31am

re: #291 No Malarkey!

True, but I think people are underestimating the shitstorm that is coming when abortion becomes a crime and women start getting arrested for suspected abortions. Many think the electorate is just going to shrug it off, and the media will downplay it. I think its possible the Republicans aren’t going to know what hit them.

I don’t know. WaPo, NYT and all the Sunday News shows seem more than happy to endlessly carry water for the GOP at this point.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 7:12:02am

re: #303 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t know. WaPo, NYT and all the Sunday News shows seem more than happy to endlessly carry water for the GOP at this point.

Three coots in a Xenia OH diner will let us know.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 7:21:44am
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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 7:28:57am

Off to pedal the hamster bike and spread my civilization to another landmass.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 7:33:51am

It would be nice if these assholes would self-deport to the shithole they think they’d be comfortable in, rather than trying to drag the nation down to their level.
Narrator: They would not be comfortable if they got what they want.

Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts (NPR)

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2022 • 7:34:46am

Susan Collins doesn’t like people on her sidewalk. Well. As it so happens. People don’t like Susan Collins in their uteruses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 7:37:16am

re: #308 Punish Domestic Terrorists

It would be nice if these assholes would self-deport to the shithole they think they’d be comfortable in, rather than trying to drag the nation down to their level.
Narrator: They would not be comfortable if they got what they want.

Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts (NPR)

There are plenty of Orthodox Americans who do not buy into the Nationalist aspects of it, and I believe that is what is attracting a lot of the people lately: remember Putin’s speech about Russia being the last Great Defender of Christian Values (The Third Rome, after Rome and Constantinople fell to decadence and dissolution)

And I also believe a lot of this is just more Performance Art on the part of assholes who want to make a point of combining their religious affiliation with their political convictions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 7:37:50am

re: #309 GlutenFreeJesus

Susan Collins doesn’t like people on her sidewalk. Well. As it so happens. People don’t like Susan Collins in their uteruses.

Chalk marks are forever (until it rains)

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 7:38:16am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Chalk marks are forever (until it rains)

It’s not the chalk marks on the sidewalk that are the concern. It’s the chalk marks on what passes for Susan Collins’s shriveled, blackened soul.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 7:42:18am

re: #303 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t know. WaPo, NYT and all the Sunday News shows seem more than happy to endlessly carry water for the GOP at this point.

If you think they aren’t going to love printing stories about women being arrested after having a miscarriage, think again. There is going to be a lot of coverage of the huge demonstrations that are going to be happening as well. They do normalize GOP bullshit, but they love big stories as well.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 11, 2022 • 7:42:36am

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 7:45:17am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 11, 2022 • 7:45:54am

re: #312 Dopamine Fish

It’s not the chalk marks on the sidewalk that are the concern. It’s the chalk marks on what passes for Susan Collins’s shriveled, blackened soul.

Or it’s Susan Collins seeing some concrete results of her decisions turn up just outside her front yard. It’s easy to make such decisions when everything is an abstract distance away. Much different when you see it with your eyes and it’s where you live.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 7:46:35am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 7:48:23am

re: #313 No Malarkey!

If you think they aren’t going to love printing stories about women being arrested after having a miscarriage, think again. There is going to be a lot of coverage of the huge demonstrations that are going to be happening as well. They do normalize GOP bullshit, but they love big stories as well.

But then we’ll inevitably get BS editorials like: “Women in southern states now have fewer options to terminate a pregnancy. Here’s why that’s a good thing.” (Written of course, by someone with a penis)

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ipsos  May 11, 2022 • 7:50:10am

re: #317 Dopamine Fish

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lawhawk  May 11, 2022 • 7:51:49am

re: #305 Dopamine Fish

McConnell will end all those practices as soon as possible, because it guarantees packing the courts with still more FedSoc extremists hellbent on destroying govt and maintaining permanent control with no recourse.

Democrats have to go nuclear - the GOP did this long ago.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 7:55:30am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

But then we’ll inevitably get BS editorials like: “Women in southern states now have fewer options to terminate a pregnancy. Here’s why that’s a good thing.” (Written of course, by someone with a penis)

I’m sure those editorials will calm women right down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 7:58:48am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

I’m pretty sure, given her very clear recent statements, that this MAGA candidate for GA Governor is referring to women who have had abortions in the past. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think I am

She clearly does not understand about retroactive legislation but she clearly sees herself as an Instrument of God’s Divine Justice.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 8:00:51am

This is an amazing article. It’s long, but it is so worth the read. It goes in-depth into the culture warriors who are trying - and failing - to steer the ship of American Christianity away from conflating their political and religious identities, and the ones who are encouraging it.

theatlantic.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 8:01:26am

re: #321 No Malarkey!

I’m sure those editorials will calm women right down.

“You’re suffering from what I call Mary Poppins Syndrome. Now come down off your high horse and bake me a nice meatloaf!”

-Zippy the Pinhead

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 8:02:41am

re: #322 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

She clearly does not understand about retroactive legislation but she clearly sees herself as an Instrument of God’s Divine Justice.

In the coming fascist theocracy, ex post facto laws will be very cool.

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steve_davis  May 11, 2022 • 8:05:46am

re: #205 wrenchwench

The main dishwasher person at the restaurant I work at was out for 5 days with a case of COVID, she was back for less than a week, and now she’s out with an injury. When she’s not there, my work is harder. I’m tired. Yesterday was the first day for a guy hired as a temporary fill-in dishwasher. The schedule had our shifts overlapping for an hour. He’s an experienced dishwasher, I started putting things away that he had washed and stacked (hardest thing at a new place is knowing where things go). He made a comment about ‘we’re gonna get in each other’s way here,’ so I went up front and helped with the customers. I came back when it was close to my time to take over as disher, and he said, ‘What did I just say to you 5 minutes ago?’ I went away again, until the time he was scheduled to leave, told him what time it was, and he said, ‘No one told me to leave yet.’ I went out to the back alley and started busting cardboard boxes to throw in the recycling bin. About 15 minutes later, he came out and was smoking a cigarette. I went in and went to work. My boss knew about all this, she had suggested the cardboard. There were 4 or 5 cooks finishing up in the kitchen, and they heard the interaction better than I thought they could. Two of them said, ‘Go get in his way!” I ended up feeling more good about them having my back than I felt bad about the guy being rude.

Today he apologized for ‘snapping at’ me. I said, ‘I figured it was a long shift, and you were tired…’ He said it was long. I also heard him bitching today about what some cook had put in his sink, ‘It’s a sink, not a garbage can,’ so it wasn’t personal, he doesn’t like anyone messing with his work area. Too bad it’s in the job description.

yeah, the thing i fucking hated about washing dishes was those mother*****s who would put cigarettes out in the little dessert bowls, normally with apple cobbler or the like still in it. How much of a greaseball does someone have to be to do something like that?

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 8:08:39am

If you think I’m rooting for Roe to be overturned, in a way I am. It will be terrible, but apparently we need something terrible to happen to wake us up as we sleepwalk into fascism. If otoh, Roberts succeeds in coaxing Kavanaugh and/or Barrett into just upholding the Mississippi 15 week ban while revising Roe to protect abortions during the first 15 weeks, when most abortions happen anyway, the issue will kind of fizzle as the frog is slowly boiled, and a GOP takeover of Congress in the midterms is virtually assured.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 8:10:25am

re: #327 No Malarkey!

If you think I’m rooting for Roe to be overturned, in a way I am. It will be terrible, but apparently we need something terrible to happen to wake us up as we sleepwalk into fascism. If otoh, Roberts succeeds in coaxing Kavanaugh and/or Barrett into just upholding the Mississippi 15 week ban while revising Roe to protect abortions during the first 15 weeks, when most abortions happen anyway, the issue will kind of fizzle as the frog is slowly boiled, and a GOP takeover of Congress in the midterms is virtually assured.

Young women will bleed out after botched abortions. That’s a high price to wake idiots up.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2022 • 8:10:47am

A couple of Cavetts

Youtube Video

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 8:13:29am

re: #328 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Young women will bleed out after botched abortions. That’s a high price to wake idiots up.

I agree. If Roberts succeeds in safe guarding the right to abortion during the first 15 weeks of pregnancy, it will save lives. And the GOP will take over Congress next year and start laying the groundwork to install Trump as President in 2025.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 8:16:40am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 8:18:00am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 8:18:38am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 8:20:21am

re: #333 Punish Domestic Terrorists

“But state’s rights (for me)!”

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Shropshire Slasher  May 11, 2022 • 8:27:40am

re: #332 Belafon

HOLY JEEBUS!

Youtube Video

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 8:32:26am

re: #333 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, yes, I want there to be sanctuaries where people can safely live and be free from the United States of Gilead and their death cult legislation, but it feels weird to have legislatures telling judges, “You can’t enforce these.”

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 8:33:03am
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Teukka  May 11, 2022 • 8:33:21am

“Jack-in-the-box” effect caught in the act:

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 8:34:39am

re: #336 Dopamine Fish

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, yes, I want there to be sanctuaries where people can safely live and be free from the United States of Gilead and their death cult legislation, but it feels weird to have legislatures telling judges, “You can’t enforce these.”

It also feels weird that women could face capital murder charges for having a miscarriage and have to flee for their lives to another state, but here we are.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 8:36:21am

re: #336 Dopamine Fish

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, yes, I want there to be sanctuaries where people can safely live and be free from the United States of Gilead and their death cult legislation, but it feels weird to have legislatures telling judges, “You can’t enforce these.”

As I implied, we have reached a stage where a few states are trying to rig things so their rules apply in other states, and the Supreme Court has decided to go along with it. Since were here, other states are going to need to fight that.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 8:38:32am

re: #340 Belafon

As I implied, we have reached a stage where a few states are trying to rig things so their rules apply in other states, and the Supreme Court has decided to go along with it. Since were here, other states are going to need to fight that.

It’s so fucking STUPID. Why these people think they have a right to tell my state how to conduct its business, outside of federal jurisdiction, is beyond me.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 8:40:50am

re: #341 Dopamine Fish

It’s so fucking STUPID. Why these people think they have a right to tell my state how to conduct its business, outside of federal jurisdiction, is beyond me.

Because God’s law, as they interpret it, trump’s man’s.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2022 • 8:46:17am

re: #338 Teukka

“Jack-in-the-box” effect caught in the act:

“POP goes the weasel” ///// ;)

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BlueSpotinAL  May 11, 2022 • 8:54:03am

New world record in the vertical turret toss:
(dang, Teukka beat me to it!)

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 8:54:42am

God this is sad:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 8:56:13am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 8:59:16am

re: #345 Barefoot Grin

God this is sad:

Putting all your money into an obvious grift is terrible when you don’t realize how obvious the grift was until you lose everything. I can see how that could lead to a complete loss of self-confidence and suicide.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:02:47am

re: #347 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Putting all your money into an obvious grift is terrible when you don’t realize how obvious the grift was until you lose everything. I can see how that could lead to a complete loss of self-confidence and suicide.

I lectured my son about not getting into it after he told me he thought crypto was safe. I think he also had a robinhood account at one point. I hope he’s out. He’s 21, so not much I can do.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:06:26am

re: #347 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Putting all your money into an obvious grift is terrible when you don’t realize how obvious the grift was until you lose everything. I can see how that could lead to a complete loss of self-confidence and suicide.

It hurts me to see this, as much as it hurts me to see forums full of broken people who have fallen for phone scams, email scams, and other such tomfoolery. I truly feel bad for the victims, and I wish there was a better system to educate people who are not regularly in a school setting about things such as scams, since they are evolving every day.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:07:12am

re: #349 Dopamine Fish

Call it “continuing life education”, and cheap insurance against losing your life savings to some asshole on the Internet pretending to be from Microsoft.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2022 • 9:09:31am

re: #345 Barefoot Grin

Someone in that thread made a good point about cryptocurrencies not being zero sum — energy and hardware costs are eating someones money.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 11, 2022 • 9:09:42am

re: #344 BlueSpotinAL

New world record in the vertical turret toss:
(dang, Teukka beat me to it!)

Yes, but thank you for the youtube link!

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:10:17am

re: #345 Barefoot Grin

God this is sad:

Who didn’t think the bubble wouldn’t burst when the crypto crowd was so desperate for new marks that they advertised during the Superbowl?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 11, 2022 • 9:11:01am

I am the Bubby now, but I think the favorite thing I learned to make from my Nana is chicken soup.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 9:12:02am

re: #347 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Putting all your money into an obvious grift is terrible when you don’t realize how obvious the grift was until you lose everything. I can see how that could lead to a complete loss of self-confidence and suicide.

Basically in the same vein as people who commit suicide after losing big repeatedly at a Casino.

It’s just a shame more people can’t easily see the massive scam that is Crypto.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:16:53am

re: #354 The Pie Overlord!

I am the Bubby now, but I think the favorite thing I learned to make from my Nana is chicken soup.

Ham loaf. Vinegar pie.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:21:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 9:23:03am

re: #328 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Young women will bleed out after botched abortions. That’s a high price to wake idiots up.

A sick, ironic twist on the old adage about watering the Tree of Liberty.

But we live in an upside-down world where we can no longer distinguish between parody and reality.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:23:20am

re: #357 Punish Domestic Terrorists

What the fuck is going on at Amazon?

Amazon pulls sexually explicit childrenswear from its Canadian site following complaint (CBC)

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Amazon’s automation didn’t catch it, so it was up until complaints surfaced it to the manual review team.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:23:46am
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sagehen  May 11, 2022 • 9:24:46am

re: #354 The Pie Overlord!

I am the Bubby now, but I think the favorite thing I learned to make from my Nana is chicken soup.

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my grandmother’s brisket recipe (at least I assume it was grandma’s, I got it from mom) included Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix, Heinz ketchup, and Coca-Cola. Nothing from the produce aisle.

It took all day; after searing all the sides, it goes into a big pot with all the other ingredients, simmer on low, and as the water evaporates add more. Several times.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 9:25:25am

re: #340 Belafon

As I implied, we have reached a stage where a few states are trying to rig things so their rules apply in other states, and the Supreme Court has decided to go along with it. Since were here, other states are going to need to fight that.

No doubt: overturning Roe v Wade is just the start: they want to see a national ban.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:26:18am

Unbiddened, my iPhone just synched up with my Macbook and began playing the podcast I was just listening to in the car. I quit the app, but then it came back. And now it’s gone again. The fuck?

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:26:54am

re: #345 Barefoot Grin

The follow-up tweet to that original one raises one hell of a good point:

JFC, that’d be the crypto apocalypse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 9:26:56am

re: #353 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Who didn’t think the bubble wouldn’t burst when the crypto crowd was so desperate for new marks that they advertised during the Superbowl?

Yeah, the appeal of crypto is that it was anything but mainstream and average-Joe.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:27:22am

re: #362 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No doubt: overturning Roe v Wade is just the start: they want to see a national ban.

Yep. “Return it to the states to decide” is rhetorical slight of hand.

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sagehen  May 11, 2022 • 9:27:30am

re: #361 sagehen

my grandmother’s brisket recipe (at least I assume it was grandma’s, I got it from mom) included Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix, Heinz ketchup, and Coca-Cola. Nothing from the produce aisle.

It took all day; after searing all the sides, it goes into a big pot with all the other ingredients, simmer on low, and as the water evaporates add more. Several times.

My sister never learned it. I’m only half princess; she’s full princess. The only thing she knows how to make for dinner is reservations.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:28:17am

re: #359 Dopamine Fish

Amazon’s automation didn’t catch it, so it was up until complaints surfaced it to the manual review team.

If Bezos didn’t have to be a billionaire, they could require that anything sold passes a human review like anyone assembling a catalog and fulfillment system used to do.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2022 • 9:28:20am

So I bought a 2TB drive for my new laptop. It arrives and I crack the case again and whelp, no caddy and what I thought was the drive cable, was connected to something else.

Grumble grumble. Look at ebay. Caddy $11, cable $8. No biggie but annoying.

I”m putting the bottom back on and laptop and notice they have an 800 number on it labeled “Acer Refurbished Support” Hmm…

10 minutes later, a free HD kit of cable & caddy is on the way by fedex ground, 3 ~ 5 days.

A classic reminder that it never hurts to ask nicely.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2022 • 9:28:55am

re: #355 Eclectic Cyborg

Basically in the same vein as people who commit suicide after losing big repeatedly at a Casino.

It’s just a shame more people can’t easily see the massive scam that is Crypto.

Some Madoff victims also committed suicide. If you lose all your money, and are experiencing total financial ruin with no realistic hope of recovery, it may be too much of a burden for some to face.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:30:34am

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

The follow-up tweet to that original one raises one hell of a good point:

JFC, that’d be the crypto apocalypse.

And gamers would be able to afford video cards again.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 9:31:02am

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

The follow-up tweet to that original one raises one hell of a good point:

JFC, that’d be the crypto apocalypse.

Note that chart is Canadian dollars. Looks worse in ‘Merican.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:31:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 9:31:57am

re: #368 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If Bezos didn’t have to be a billionaire, they could require that anything sold passes a human review like anyone assembling a catalog and fulfillment system used to do.

That would cut into his space exploration budget.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:32:27am

gaaaah

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 9:33:11am

re: #344 BlueSpotinAL

New world record in the vertical turret toss:
(dang, Teukka beat me to it!)

It’s a popular video. You’re third.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2022 • 9:33:29am

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

The follow-up tweet to that original one raises one hell of a good point:

JFC, that’d be the crypto apocalypse.

This collapse is coming no matter what. There is only so long a pyramid scheme can continue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:33:46am

sigh

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:34:16am

re: #377 William Lewis

This collapse is coming no matter what. There is only so long a pyramid scheme can continue.

It’s pretty amazing that Bitcoin has lasted this long, to be honest. Probably buoyed by the fact that Bitcoin is reasonably easy to cash out of.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:34:43am

re: #363 Barefoot Grin

Unbiddened, my iPhone just synched up with my Macbook and began playing the podcast I was just listening to in the car. I quit the app, but then it came back. And now it’s gone again. The fuck?

Don’t worry about it until this happens….

Youtube Video

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sagehen  May 11, 2022 • 9:35:09am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaah

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reminder; he’s the one who said Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend were not in any way mistreated, what happened to them was just an unfortunate fluke and nobody’s fault.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 9:35:13am

re: #377 William Lewis

This collapse is coming no matter what. There is only so long a pyramid scheme can continue.

The indulgences my family bought in the 1530s aren’t worth shit now.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:35:21am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

He’s a Conservative. Women’s rights will not be important to him. Between the Fascists and the Conservatives Congress is a mess.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2022 • 9:35:44am

re: #379 Dopamine Fish

It’s pretty amazing that Bitcoin has lasted this long, to be honest. Probably buoyed by the fact that Bitcoin is reasonably easy to cash out of.

Easy for now — until it isn’t.

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Dangerman  May 11, 2022 • 9:36:28am

re: #353 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Who didn’t think the bubble wouldn’t burst when the crypto crowd was so desperate for new marks that they advertised during the Superbowl?

#3 says they ‘lost’ $450k in value
so how much did they originally invest?

and they are now on the brink of bankruptcy because of this.

Q: who has that kind of money AND puts all their eggs in one basket?

A: greedy people who thought they’d easily just double their money, there was no downside risk, and look how smart i would have been

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:36:33am

re: #379 Dopamine Fish

It’s pretty amazing that Bitcoin has lasted this long, to be honest. Probably buoyed by the fact that Bitcoin is reasonably easy to cash out of.

I don’t think there’s a good alternative for buying banned drugs, but there’s no reason for it to be mainstream.

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Captain Magic  May 11, 2022 • 9:36:46am

re: #355 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s just a shame more people can’t easily see the massive scam that is Crypto.

Cryptocurrency are also prosecution futures.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:37:01am

re: #374 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would cut into his space exploration giant space dong budget.

Fixed that for you.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:37:37am

re: #385 Dangerman

#3 says they ‘lost’ $450k in value
so how much did they originally invest?

and they are now on the brink of bankruptcy because of this.

Q: who has that kind of money AND puts all their eggs in one basket?

A: greedy people who thought they’d easily just double their money, there was no downside risk, and look how smart i would have been

Same as the victims of any grift. It’s much harder to grift someone who believes that people should work for their money.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:38:03am

re: #381 sagehen

reminder; he’s the one who said Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend were not in any way mistreated, what happened to them was just an unfortunate fluke and nobody’s fault.

he is also married to Mitch McConnell’s granddaughter.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:38:05am

re: #377 William Lewis

This collapse is coming no matter what. There is only so long a pyramid scheme can continue.

That’s true; no pyramid scheme can be sustained forever.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 9:38:36am

re: #368 Punish Domestic Terrorists

If Bezos didn’t have to be a billionaire, they could require that anything sold passes a human review like anyone assembling a catalog and fulfillment system used to do.

The choices between being a site the size of LGF or the site the size of Amazon.

Amazon’s AWS and their common storefront has allowed a lot of people to get into selling and services that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. But there are always going to be people who take advantage of it.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 9:39:04am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

Until a clean bill passed out of the House.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 9:39:33am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

NOTE to unhappy progressives: THIS is why Biden can’t “just do something” about important issues.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2022 • 9:39:44am

re: #391 Dr Lizardo

That’s true; no pyramid scheme can be sustained forever.

The notion behind crypto is that people did not trust national governments to manage currencies. So instead they put their faith in faceless electronic entities who exist only in the form of server traffic.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 9:40:39am

re: #395 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There’s also the fact there are almost no legitimate use cases for crypto.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 9:40:52am

re: #395 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The notion behind crypto is that people did not trust national governments to manage currencies. So instead they put their faith in faceless electronic entities who exist only in the form of server traffic.

No one ever accused Libertarians of being clear thinkers.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:40:56am

re: #395 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The notion behind crypto is that people did not trust national governments to manage currencies. So instead they put their faith in faceless electronic entities who exist only in the form of server traffic.

As the old saying goes, “What could possibly go wrong?”

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2022 • 9:41:30am

Manchin is full of shit. A deli couldn’t trust his sandwich order.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 9:41:58am

re: #396 Eclectic Cyborg

There’s also the fact there are almost no legitimate use cases for crypto.

Crypto’s biggest feature was that there was no government behind it when it fails.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:42:37am

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

Don’t worry about it until this happens….

[Embedded content]

Video

wouldn’t play. What was it?

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:43:38am

re: #401 Barefoot Grin

wouldn’t play. What was it?

Youtube Video

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:44:10am

re: #399 Decatur Deb

Manchin is full of shit. A deli couldn’t trust his sandwich order.

He’s going to say that he’ll be writing his own bill that he finds acceptable so just hold on.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 9:44:26am

re: #402 Dr Lizardo

[Embedded content]

Video

Ha!

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 9:45:29am

re: #403 Barefoot Grin

He’s going to say that he’ll be writing his own bill that he finds acceptable so just hold on.

And then he’ll vote against it when it comes up for a vote.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:46:35am
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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 9:47:30am

re: #404 Barefoot Grin

Ha!

Colossus: the original Skynet.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 9:53:02am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fire and death, that’s what the death cult demands.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:54:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 9:55:19am
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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 10:02:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:03:57am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 10:05:34am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

When it comes time to cut around the ears, I hold the mask with my hand so the stylist can take the straps off.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2022 • 10:05:47am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

Behold the pious pro-life Supreme Court, y’all!

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 10:05:56am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My neighbor has a fully-grown one of those (if it is indeed a Bernese pup) and it is a wonderful dog. The owner says he’s a knucklehead but I don’t know how you measure such things.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 10:06:48am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

This execution brought to you by people who call themselves “Pro-life”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 10:07:10am

re: #414 GlutenFreeJesus

Behold the pious pro-life Supreme Court, y’all!

GMTA. Beat me by about a minute.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 10:07:53am

re: #416 Eclectic Cyborg

This execution brought to you by people who call themselves “Pro-life”.

They believe that everyone has the right to begin their life. They make no guarantees about how long you get to live it.

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Captain Ron  May 11, 2022 • 10:09:03am
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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2022 • 10:09:54am

I went to the library this morning and picked up Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands that they were holding for me. Reading the preface. I knew the general outlines of how bad things were between 1933-1945, but not how much worse than I thought. I’m not sure I can finish. I know why Snyder seems so glum right now. It’s not out of the question that Trump, if reelected, would surround himself with absolute loyalists who would round people like us up. I know it sounds hysterical, but there are way too many examples in history.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 10:11:03am

re: #413 Belafon

When it comes time to cut around the ears, I hold the mask with my hand so the stylist can take the straps off.

I just use my clippers to take it back down to 3mm every few days. If you’re in a hairstylist’s chair, you’ve accepted being exposed to covid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:11:25am
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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 10:12:02am

re: #421 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just use my clippers to take it back down to 3mm every few days. If you’re in a hairstylist’s chair, you’ve accepted being exposed to covid.

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I did that short once in my life. Nope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:12:37am
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sagehen  May 11, 2022 • 10:13:00am

re: #415 Barefoot Grin

My neighbor has a fully-grown one of those (if it is indeed a Bernese pup) and it is a wonderful dog. The owner says he’s a knucklehead but I don’t know how you measure such things.

The IQ test for dogs is you put a towel over their head, and time how long until they figure out how to remove it.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 10:13:17am

Luckily, the Great Clips I go to is still requiring all of the stylists to wear masks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:14:26am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2022 • 10:15:46am

re: #389 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Same as the victims of any grift. It’s much harder to grift someone who believes that people should work for their money.

For most ordinary people who manage to acquire a relatively healthy level of assets, it is a combination of working, saving money in the company’s 401(k), and retiring later, rather then earlier. Too many people are gullible when it comes to investments. And too many don’t do the saving step — most because their income is insufficient to save but some because they aren’t willing to adopt a more modest lifestyle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:16:08am
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Captain Ron  May 11, 2022 • 10:18:00am
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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:18:23am

re: #353 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Who didn’t think the bubble wouldn’t burst when the crypto crowd was so desperate for new marks that they advertised during the Superbowl?

A lot of naive people who don’t know what a “Ponzi scheme” is.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 10:19:47am

re: #421 Punish Domestic Terrorists

re: #423 Belafon

I just use this on my head:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 10:21:31am

re: #432 Dr Lizardo

I just use this on my head:

[Embedded content]

Care to infiltrate a neonazi group with me? We’d only have to change how we dress.

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Captain Ron  May 11, 2022 • 10:21:34am

LOL

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 10:21:43am

re: #428 Hecuba’s daughter

For most ordinary people who manage to acquire a relatively healthy level of assets, it is a combination of working, saving money in the company’s 401(k), and retiring later, rather then earlier. Too many people are gullible when it comes to investments. And too many don’t do the saving step — most because their income is insufficient to save but some because they aren’t willing to adopt a more modest lifestyle.

I’m nearly 40. The “financial advisor” pane on my retirement account reports the average 401(k) savings for people my age; it’s barely $40,000. That strikes me as woefully inadequate, given that retirement accounts are fairly volatile, and also that there are only ~25 years to the nominal retirement age, with probably a good 20-25 years of life beyond that at current life expectancies.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 10:21:58am

Just remember, guys, you represent less than half of the population.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:23:01am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaah

It will be sickening watching all these Republicans grovel to Trump to prove they are the biggest sycophant deserving his endorsement.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 10:23:16am

re: #433 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Care to infiltrate a neonazi group with me? We’d only have to change how we dress.

I could never pull it off - I’m not that good of an actor. After about five minutes, I’d be punching people.

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Belafon  May 11, 2022 • 10:24:07am

re: #435 Dopamine Fish

I’m nearly 40. The “financial advisor” pane on my retirement account reports the average 401(k) savings for people my age; it’s barely $40,000. That strikes me as woefully inadequate, given that retirement accounts are fairly volatile, and also that there are only ~25 years to the nominal retirement age, with probably a good 20-25 years of life beyond that at current life expectancies.

Now imagine if we didn’t have Social Security. Most people are lousy at saving (and I’m sure I’m one of those people).

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:24:26am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

Irrelevant to the messaging, since Manchin’s support for the filibuster effectively killed the bill anyway.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2022 • 10:25:43am
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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 10:26:13am

re: #434 Captain Ron

This is an interesting tidbit:

Nick Martin, who monitors extremist activity, has more on the schism, saying McNeil has accused Fuentes of hiding the group’s finances from him and fellow board member Michelle Malkin, and he said that and other unspecified new revelations caused him to distance himself from America First.

Fuentes hiding the group’s finances from the group’s treasurer?

Oh yeah, there’s something seriously hinky going on there.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:29:45am

re: #420 Barefoot Grin

I went to the library this morning and picked up Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands that they were holding for me. Reading the preface. I knew the general outlines of how bad things were between 1933-1945, but not how much worse than I thought. I’m not sure I can finish. I know why Snyder seems so glum right now. It’s not out of the question that Trump, if reelected, would surround himself with absolute loyalists who would round people like us up. I know it sounds hysterical, but there are way too many examples in history.

Its not hysterical. Chileans didn’t think it could happen in their country either, until it did.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2022 • 10:30:05am
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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 10:30:23am

re: #439 Belafon

Now imagine if we didn’t have Social Security. Most people are lousy at saving (and I’m sure I’m one of those people.)

I’ll grant that it’s difficult to save when salaries are low. I missed out on a couple of years of retirement saving when I was a contractor early on, when I was struggling to start our family. Once I finally started to get paid something closer to market rates with a few years under my belt, though, I was able to catch up a little bit on my retirement account, and now, aside from the current temporary downturn, it’s doing just fine. I saw there was proposed legislation (Biden’s economic plan?) to do automatic enrollment for qualified employees; I think that is a fantastic idea to promote more retirement investment.

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Dopamine Fish  May 11, 2022 • 10:32:02am
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William Lewis  May 11, 2022 • 10:34:05am

re: #443 No Malarkey!

Its not hysterical. Chileans didn’t think it could happen in their country either, until it did.

And there are all the American fascists from Kissinger to the present saying what a good thing that regime was.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2022 • 10:34:35am

This is nice to see. It took a long time, and a lot of films, but James Hong finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

James Hong, one of the most prolific Asian American actors in history, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

Hong, 93, who was joined by celebrity guest speakers Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Lee Curtis, unveiled his star in a ceremony, becoming one of just 19 people of Asian descent to make it on the walk out of more than 2,700. Hong told the crowd of co-stars and fans that he hoped to soak up the occasion.

“As you can see, I don’t have any speeches, because I’m not that kind of person. I just come here. I want to feel the moment,” Hong said before he showed off some of his best dance moves.

nbcnews.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:38:12am

re: #437 No Malarkey!

It will be sickening watching all these Republicans grovel to Trump to prove they are the biggest sycophant deserving his endorsement.

they all have a pretty good head start on that.

you should see the nonsense going on between Thomas Massie and Claire Wirth right now

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:39:13am

re: #445 Dopamine Fish

I’ll grant that it’s difficult to save when salaries are low. I missed out on a couple of years of retirement saving when I was a contractor early on, when I was struggling to start our family. Once I finally started to get paid something closer to market rates with a few years under my belt, though, I was able to catch up a little bit on my retirement account, and now, aside from the current temporary downturn, it’s doing just fine. I saw there was proposed legislation (Biden’s economic plan?) to do automatic enrollment for qualified employees; I think that is a fantastic idea to promote more retirement investment.

I’m lucky in that I’m one of the few left in America to have a defined benefit retirement plan, including health insurance. Between that and social security, I won’t starve.

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Egregious Philbin  May 11, 2022 • 10:41:14am

re: #345 Barefoot Grin

I can’t get my head around why anyone would ever invest in crypto currency. Its a fraud and stuff like this happens all the time.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:42:02am

Baked Alaska was going to plead guilty, and changed his mind.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2022 • 10:42:40am

re: #445 Dopamine Fish

I’ll grant that it’s difficult to save when salaries are low. I missed out on a couple of years of retirement saving when I was a contractor early on, when I was struggling to start our family. Once I finally started to get paid something closer to market rates with a few years under my belt, though, I was able to catch up a little bit on my retirement account, and now, aside from the current temporary downturn, it’s doing just fine. I saw there was proposed legislation (Biden’s economic plan?) to do automatic enrollment for qualified employees; I think that is a fantastic idea to promote more retirement investment.

Savings? What is this word “savings”?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2022 • 10:43:28am

re: #439 Belafon

Now imagine if we didn’t have Social Security. Most people are lousy at saving (and I’m sure I’m one of those people).

That’s why Social Security is so important, providing a steady income for life after retirement. Any proposal that allows us to “invest” instead of receiving a pension will end up with a few doing really well while the rest will live in abject poverty. Today crypto scam artists have advertisements on how to invest your IRAs in these ersatz currencies; I shudder to think of the conmen (and women) out there ready to pounce on individual “Social Security” accounts if they ever come to pass.

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No Malarkey!  May 11, 2022 • 10:43:51am

re: #449 Backwoods_Sleuth

they all have a pretty good head start on that.

you should see the nonsense going on between Thomas Massie and Claire Wirth right now

Massie and Trump kissed and made up (Just thought I’d plant that image in your head).

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Crush White Nationalism  May 11, 2022 • 10:44:01am

re: #451 Egregious Philbin

I can’t get my head around why anyone would ever invest in crypto currency. Its a fraud and stuff like this happens all the time.

The only reason would be to get in early in the scam. There are people who paid nearly nothing for their bitcoins and grifted a fortune while thinking of themselves as “investors” because they didn’t start the grift.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2022 • 10:46:18am

re: #455 No Malarkey!

Massie and Trump kissed and made up (Just thought I’d plant that image in your head).

I saw the pictures…

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The Pie Overlord!  May 11, 2022 • 12:26:14pm

re: #361 sagehen

my grandmother’s brisket recipe (at least I assume it was grandma’s, I got it from mom) included Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix, Heinz ketchup, and Coca-Cola. Nothing from the produce aisle.

It took all day; after searing all the sides, it goes into a big pot with all the other ingredients, simmer on low, and as the water evaporates add more. Several times.

I used to make that recipe!

Now I make Michael Twitty’s West African Brisket.


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