Cory Wong and the Wongnotes: GROOVE (Feat. Nate Smith)

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Cory Wong is trying to create a modern version of Hullabaloo, and I’m totally here for the vibe, because it is funky.

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BAND
Cory Wong - guitar/vox
Sonny Thompson - bass/vox
Kevin Gastonguay - keys
Nêgah Santos - percussion
Nate Smith - drums
Eddie Barbash - alto sax/soprano sax
Kenni Holmen - tenor sax/flute
Sam Greenfield - bari sax/bass clarinet
Jay Webb - trumpet/flugelhorn
Jon Lampley - trumpet/flugelhorn
Michael Nelson - trombone/horn arranger

MUSIC
Produced by Cory Wong
Mixed by John Fields
Engineered by Jake Hartsfield and Caleb Fisher
Mastered by Will Quinnell

VIDEO
Executive Producer - Cory Wong
Director - Ben Kadie
Director of Photography Matt Burke
Producers - Cory Wong, Maggie Phillips, Michael Bowden
1st AD - Micah Johnson, Michael Bowden
Key PA - Drew Arnett
Editors: Michael Bowden, Cory Wong, Ben Kadie
Writers - Cory Wong, Ben Kadie, William Gianetta, Meg Sinick, Luke Moran, Kay Kaanapu
Camera - Matt Burke, Dakota Diel, Trent Millspaugh, Michael Bowden
Lighting Director - Jacob Padgett
1st AC - Eduardo Orozco, Izzy Rael
Gaffers - Mark Lopez, Ezra Robinson
Key Grip - Hunter Rodgers
Set Design L.A. - Denver Kotian
Boom Ops: Sandra Joen Pérez, Zach Bair
Production Designer - Tricia Robertson and Cory Wong
Set Build - Clint and Sharmon Scenic Fabrication


CAST
Dave Koz - Jack Meyers (Squeezify)
Simon Richard Boughey - Big Lemonade Artist (Squeezify)
Lauren Neal - Courtney Jones (Squeezify)
Kristen Porter - BG (Squeezify)
Theodore Mark Martinez - BG (Squeezify)
Anthony Martin B Sayo - BG (Squeezify)
Grant Harrison - Lawyer (Compressix Class Action)
Chelsea Averill - Movie Producer #1 (Cory Wong Biopic)
Circus Szalewski - Movie Producer (Cory Wong Biopic)
Petar Janjic - Petar Janjic

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222 comments
1
Patricia Kayden  May 18, 2022 • 6:50:58pm

All blue states should do the same.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 6:56:43pm

niterz, lizardz!

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 6:57:51pm

“Pro-life” my ass

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No Malarkey!  May 18, 2022 • 7:04:24pm

Freudian slip for the ages.

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Patricia Kayden  May 18, 2022 • 7:07:19pm

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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 7:28:40pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

“Pro-life” my ass

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85% of Republicans voted to starve babies.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 7:31:04pm

re: #6 Captain Ron

85% of Republicans voted to starve babies.

Not ALL babies!!1!

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Rightwingconspirator  May 18, 2022 • 7:34:12pm

That last ballot in the Presidential election? Easy peasy. Just got my ballot. This one is pretty much the opposite. What a primary season.
23 Long term US Senate candidates.
8 Short-term US Senate candidates.
26 candidates for Governor
12 for Mayor
The rest of the ballot is huge. Congress. Governor. County Sheriff. County Supervisor. State AG, Secretary of State, Lt Governor… It just keeps going.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 7:35:26pm
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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 7:35:33pm

This was a hit back in the mid 1960’s

Youtube Video

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 7:36:26pm

Today you have to explain what four bits means.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 7:37:06pm

Room to let, fitty cents.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 7:39:10pm

re: #10 ckkatz

This was a hit back in the mid 1960’s

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Roger Miller proves we need an increase in minimum wage. It’s mathematics! Plus a little geometry.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 7:52:20pm

Federalist society judges really want to bring on another Great Depression.

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Citizen K  May 18, 2022 • 7:55:55pm

re: #14 jaunte

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Federalist society judges really want to bring on another Great Depression.

As long as conservative power reigns supreme by hook or by crook, it’ll be worth it to them. The New American Gilded Age is their goal, with all the repression and oppression that goes with it.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 7:56:48pm

re: #11 jaunte

Today you have to explain what four bits means.

Including to whomever put the lyrics in the video. ;)

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 7:58:48pm

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 8:06:34pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 8:10:31pm
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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:11:34pm
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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:21:35pm

Watching Hanna. In a montage moment, a young assassin draws a fat marker circle on a map of Europe around her assignment city, Vienna.

Hey director, what were you thinking?

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BigPapa  May 18, 2022 • 8:22:22pm

re: #21 jaunte

Watching Hanna. In a montage moment, a young assassin draws a fat marker circle on a map of Europe around her assignment city, Vienna.

Hey director, what were you thinking?

It’s a great movie if you have low expectations.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:23:54pm

re: #22 BigPapa

Sometimes these fatuous things jump out.

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BigPapa  May 18, 2022 • 8:26:59pm

re: #23 jaunte

Sometimes these fatuous things jump out.

I was watching Fargo last weekend and there as a pan through the city and I’m sure I saw a cellular array on top of a building. The time of the story was 1950.

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(((Archangel1)))  May 18, 2022 • 8:27:53pm

She named him Bob. Why no, I’m not at all still bitter over it, what would possibly give you that idea? ;)
Seriously though, that raven was the quite possibly the most loyal and clever pet I ever had. Found him on the ground with mangled wings and wouldn’t leave even after he recovered. Still wish we hadn’t lost the old photos with him years ago.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:32:13pm
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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:33:13pm

masked

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 8:35:33pm
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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 8:40:16pm

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(((Archangel1)))  May 18, 2022 • 8:44:03pm

Forgot the tag, think the sarcasm was obvious enough?

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 8:45:37pm

-

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 8:47:11pm

re: #31 ckkatz

Going out and petting a tree tomorrow.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 8:49:37pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

All blue states should do the same.

Regarding ghost guns:

It’s a nice law to pass, because they are a real problem. But if you can’t track the parts, how are you going to track the problem?

What you should require is that every component should have a tracking number leading back to a manufacturer. No tracking number, $50,000 fine and 5 years in prison, no exceptions.

End of problem.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 9:05:33pm
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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 9:06:11pm

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 9:11:01pm
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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 9:19:22pm

Welp, another example of the intersection of Jesus worship and the brutal murder of an innocent woman.

These toxic men must be identified and receive a lifetime ban from coming anywhere near women:

yahoo.com

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 9:31:19pm

re: #33 austin_blue

Regarding ghost guns:

It’s a nice law to pass, because they are a real problem. But if you can’t track the parts, how are you going to track the problem?

What you should require is that every component should have a tracking number leading back to a manufacturer. No tracking number, $50,000 fine and 5 years in prison, no exceptions.

End of problem.

I worked at a medical device manufacturer in the 1990s. We sold catheters and chest ports. Every piece that went into a device and its tray had a lot number and every lot number was tracked. I mean, if we could do that for catheters in the 1990s, they can do it for guns in the 2020s.

Just to give an example: We had a particular brand of long term dialysis catheter, not made or sold in the USA, but made and sold overseas, and the defective ones were returned to our division in very roundabout ways from places like the “Fifth Army Hospital of the People’s Republic of China.” The FDA was VERY interested in why some of the catheters were leaking or actually breaking off at the skin exit. It turned out, after much investigation, that a particular disinfectant commonly used in certain countries was, over time, degrading the silicone of the catheters and causing them to break, requiring surgery to replace the catheter. But this required a lot of testing of the catheters and cleaning agents to make sure it wasn’t the silicone formulation that was somehow defective. Consequently, the packaging had to be labeled not to use X class of disinfectants on the catheters.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 9:32:52pm

re: #36 ckkatz

I don’t see a problem here. If you are a member of the US Military and you are stationed in a State with Draconian abortion laws, you should absolutely be required to birth a child, even if you were raped by your sergeant. I mean, it’s not the fetus’s fault, is it?

All the //// I can print.

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 9:38:34pm

We are twenty, count ‘em, *20* years past the Boston Globe’s Spotlight article and dioceses are still settling cases. To wit:

Archdiocese of Santa Fe reaches $121M settlement in bankruptcy case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was a decision more than 370 sexual abuse survivors have been waiting years for. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and its insurers finally reached a settlement of $121.5 million Tuesday.

This follows six mediations and more than three years after Archbishop John Wester filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, in response to mounting sexual assault claims against Church clergy members. Some cases date back more than 60 years.

“We talk when we need to, but nobody has ever talked about what they went through,” said one alleged abuse survivor, who asked that KOB 4 refer to her only as “Ana.”

She said she was only in seventh grade when she was abused for the first time.

“It went through the entire year and most first semester of eighth grade,” she said.

Even though Tuesday’s decision brought Ana some closure, decades later, she said it will never truly be enough.

“It’s just all very traumatic,” she said. “I don’t know that there would ever be an amount that would make that better or worth it because I can’t speak for anybody but myself. I would have done anything to not have survived that, and just have had a regular middle school experience.”

It could take months to evenly divide the money among the hundreds of survivors. Once a judge approves a plan, they can never sue the archdiocese again.

Ana said, after years of mediations and having to revisit her trauma through legal proceedings, this is what needed to be done so she, and other survivors, could finally move on and start healing.

“I need peace,” she said. “I need closure, and I need to know that in some way, that it’s been settled.”

Notice from the archdiocese at the link. kob.com

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Romantic Heretic  May 18, 2022 • 9:40:06pm

re: #15 Citizen K

It’s why I call them ‘authoritarians and barbarians’ rather than ‘conservatives’.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 9:46:30pm

re: #39 austin_blue
I am sure that you are well aware of the below. But since I have already written the post, I will post it anyways. ;)

Additionally, Dunford was pointing out that there are medical conditions. Some require medicines. These medicines in turn require contraceptives. Plus, of course other medical conditions where the required life saving operations are expressly forbidden by various state laws.

There are also legal questions. If life begins at conception, and there is a miscarriage, does that require a US Military investigation?

And that does not even get to the crazier stuff. Like some state legislatures discussing banning women of reproductive age from leaving the state. Does that prevent some service personnel from deployment or pcs? Or what happens if they are assigned tdy in such a state?

Why does the military, which already has a lot on its plate have to deal with this. Particularly if each state has a different patchwork of laws.

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retired cynic  May 18, 2022 • 9:51:04pm

re: #42 ckkatz

I’m sure they want to keep all women out of the military anyway. Amongst other things.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 9:55:50pm

re: #40 mmmirele

We are twenty, count ‘em, *20* years past the Boston Globe’s Spotlight article and dioceses are still settling cases. To wit:

Notice from the archdiocese at the link. kob.com

Justice delayed is justice denied.

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 9:57:55pm

re: #44 wrenchwench

Justice delayed is justice denied.

That’s correct. The article said some of the cases went back 60 years. You know some of those people have passed on.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 10:00:25pm

Well, yay, I am happy. The Austin soccer football club beat the LA soccer football club 2-1 in LA.

That’s nice!

The rest of the news in our our lovely country is a smoking hole of a hellscape.

All in all, there is nothing going right and we are absolutely going to hell in a handkart.

Except…

We saw inflation ease last month.

Kind of a big thing.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 10:05:16pm

re: #42 ckkatz

I am sure that you are well aware of the below. But since I have already written the post, I will post it anyways. ;)

Additionally, Dunford was pointing out that there are medical conditions. Some require medicines. These medicines in turn require contraceptives. Plus, of course other medical conditions where the required life saving operations are expressly forbidden by various state laws.

There are also legal questions. If life begins at conception, and there is a miscarriage, does that require a US Military investigation?

And that does not even get to the crazier stuff. Like some state legislatures discussing banning women of reproductive age from leaving the state. Does that prevent some service personnel from deployment or pcs? Or what happens if they are assigned tdy in such a state?

Why does the military, which already has a lot on its plate have to deal with this. Particularly if each state has a different patchwork of laws.

Great post!

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 10:05:55pm

re: #43 retired cynic

I’m sure they want to keep all women out of the military anyway. Amongst other things.

You bring up an important point. And, I haz thoughts… :)

I agree, those nutcases have an underlying goal of redefining our entire society based upon their fantasies. Harassing women is just the beginning.

Organizations like the military are based upon a number of assumptions. Including an understanding of reality.

If we are dragged into their fantasy world, eventually we are going to end up where Russia is right now. Where a reality based opponent stands up to us and kicks our butt. Just because we indulge in this fantasy world, doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to follow us.

Add to that, that the rwnj fantasies do seem to involve peeving off much of the rest of the world against us.

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retired cynic  May 18, 2022 • 10:07:46pm

re: #48 ckkatz

Reality can bite, but it’s always better to take life on reality’s terms.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 10:08:52pm

re: #48 ckkatz

You bring up an important point. And, I haz thoughts… :)

I agree, those nutcases have an underlying goal of redefining our entire society based upon their fantasies. Harassing women is just the beginning.

Organizations like the military are based upon a number of assumptions. Including an understanding of reality.

If we are dragged into their fantasy world, eventually we are going to end up where Russia is right now. Where a reality based opponent stands up to us and kicks our butt. Just because we indulge in this fantasy world, doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to follow us.

Add to that, that the rwnj fantasies do seem to involve peeving off much of the rest of the world against us.

Reality is an important component of—-everything that I know of.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 10:11:31pm

I’m off to the rack, sweet dreams to my fellow lizards.

Tomorrow is going to be hellish, and the next year isn’t looking much better.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 10:16:28pm

Words!

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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 10:23:59pm

re: #40 mmmirele

We are twenty, count ‘em, *20* years past the Boston Globe’s Spotlight article and dioceses are still settling cases. To wit:

Notice from the archdiocese at the link. kob.com

YouTube

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 10:25:33pm

re: #50 wrenchwench

Reality is an important component of—-everything that I know of.

I was going to say foreign policy, but I couldn’t stop the ands.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 10:26:31pm

re: #42 ckkatz

…..

And that does not even get to the crazier stuff. Like some state legislatures discussing banning women of reproductive age from leaving the state. Does that prevent some service personnel from deployment or pcs? Or what happens if the are assigned tdy in such a state?

Why does the military, which already has a lot on its plate have to deal with this. Particularly if each state has a different patchwork of laws.

What states are seriously considering preventing women of reproductive age from leaving the state? There are always fringe members of legislatures but that seems too unlikely to be adopted by any legislature. Now, having laws that criminalize abortions performed in a different state is a realistic possibility. But not state control of the travel of women. I cannot believe even this corrupt SCOTUS would support such an outrageous restriction on residents of this nation.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 10:30:24pm

re: #55 Hecuba’s daughter

Crossing state lines as or with a minor? Without parental permission?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 11:03:19pm

re: #56 wrenchwench

Crossing state lines as or with a minor? Without parental permission?

Exactly how would that work? Border police stopping all vehicles to verify there aren’t any pregnant girls or women in the vehicle? Or aren’t any girls or women in the vehicle at all?

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 11:10:28pm

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Exactly how would that work? Border police stopping all vehicles to verify there aren’t any pregnant girls or women in the vehicle? Or aren’t any girls or women in the vehicle at all?

It wouldn’t work, in a functional way, but be a tool of harassment

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Targetpractice  May 18, 2022 • 11:35:19pm

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Exactly how would that work? Border police stopping all vehicles to verify there aren’t any pregnant girls or women in the vehicle? Or aren’t any girls or women in the vehicle at all?

Texas is spending billions it doesn’t have on a border “wall” that can be defeated by a determined guy with an acetylene torch. Trust me, if their legislature suddenly decides they want to fence off the state and start requiring people entering and leaving the state to go through armed checkpoints equipped with whatever tech they require to determine if a woman is pregnant, they will spend the money to make that happen.

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Targetpractice  May 18, 2022 • 11:46:16pm

Another thing to keep in mind: These assholes are playing the long game. They don’t intend to just turn their little blood red fiefdoms into internment camps, they intend to do that to the entire country. Hence why they’re not worrying about what it means for women in the military if they transfer from state to state, because they intend to make such laws national ones. And yeah, they also intend to bar women from the military and kick those already in uniform out because their belief system does not allow for a woman to be equal to a man in any way.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 11:48:19pm

re: #36 ckkatz

Is the military prepared to factor state abortion and birth control laws into EFMP considerations when making assignments?

This is the sort of thing that will have a negative impact on enlistment.

(But will result in more babies to be drafted later down the line, so I guess it’s a net gain.

/)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 11:55:36pm

re: #53 Captain Ron

I forgot what great songs Elton and Bernie used to turn out…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 11:57:10pm

re: #60 Targetpractice

And yeah, they also intend to bar women from the military and kick those already in uniform out because their belief system does not allow for a woman to be equal to a man in any way.

And require the remaining male soldiers to remain single and celibate during their term of service because God wants it that way.

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2022 • 12:04:25am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And require the remaining male soldiers to remain single and celibate during their term of service because God wants it that way.

But they should not worry, for if they should fall in battle fulfilling his will, then they will be rewarded in the afterlife with 72 virgins…wait, sorry, I’m reading from the wrong fundamentalist propaganda. Can’t understand how I could have got those two mixed up…

/////

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 12:37:22am

re: #55 Hecuba’s daughter

What states are seriously considering preventing women of reproductive age from leaving the state? There are always fringe members of legislatures but that seems too unlikely to be adopted by any legislature. Now, having laws that criminalize abortions performed in a different state is a realistic possibility. But not state control of the travel of women. I cannot believe even this corrupt SCOTUS would support such an outrageous restriction on residents of this nation.

I believe it was Missouri that started the concept. Two weeks ago or thereabouts.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 12:40:26am

Had to burn word 3 because there were too many options. I’ll take 4/6.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2022 • 12:58:43am

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Exactly how would that work? Border police stopping all vehicles to verify there aren’t any pregnant girls or women in the vehicle? Or aren’t any girls or women in the vehicle at all?

Back when abortion was still illegal in Germany, there were cases of police intercepting young women on their way back from the Netherlands and subjecting them to medical inspection.

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2022 • 1:14:26am

Bear in mind that states that decide to start enforcing bans by barring free travel of women are not going to just set up checkpoints. They’re going to start gathering data: medical data, financial data, social media, online transactions, so on and so forth. They’re going to know where you live, where you work, who your doctor is, what medication you’ve been prescribed, and (yes) even when your cycle is and if you’ve bought either feminine hygiene products or a pregnancy test this week. The far reach of modern technology means they won’t just be checking long lines of women, they’ll swipe your ID and if the system has flagged you as potentially pregnant then they’ll pull you aside to be examined.

The sad part? They won’t even have to expend the effort to snoop on most women in order to acquire that data, because plenty of companies will gladly sell it to them for a fee.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2022 • 2:01:22am

re: #68 Targetpractice

The far reach of modern technology means they won’t just be checking long lines of women, they’ll swipe your ID and if the system has flagged you as potentially pregnant then they’ll pull you aside to be examined.

Your Uterus belongs to the State and has no 4th Amendment rights…

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 3:08:19am

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Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 3:31:40am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And require the remaining male soldiers to remain single and celibate during their term of service because God wants it that way.

There will, of course, be adjustments for the sake of practicality.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 3:32:40am

GMA will be on the USS Maine this morning. The previews are impressive.

Google really wanted this to be the USS Maine, I will have to brush up on my history, I remember it being discussed here.

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TarHellion  May 19, 2022 • 3:43:04am

Wordle 334 5/6

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Yikes! Feel like I got on the green in 2, then 3-putted.

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Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 3:58:34am

re: #50 wrenchwench

Reality is an important component of—-everything that I know of.

Reality is for wusses. The core challenge for a society is management of the unreal.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 4:02:36am

You thought there wouldn’t be another housing crisis?

If you took out a mortgage over the last couple of years, there’s a good chance the holder of that loan is America’s central bank — a consequence of its monetary stimulus efforts throughout the pandemic.

Why it matters: The Fed will face a series of political and economic headaches as it attempts to move away from subsidizing home lending by shrinking its portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.

The problem: Extracting itself from this market risks crashing the housing industry and creating intense political blowback for incurring financial losses.

axios.com

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:03:31am

re: #55 Hecuba’s daughter

What states are seriously considering preventing women of reproductive age from leaving the state? There are always fringe members of legislatures but that seems too unlikely to be adopted by any legislature. Now, having laws that criminalize abortions performed in a different state is a realistic possibility. But not state control of the travel of women. I cannot believe even this corrupt SCOTUS would support such an outrageous restriction on residents of this nation.

I think it was Idaho that passed an anti-transgender law that criminalized leaving the state to find gender-affirming health care. It’s not abortion rights, but Texas SB8 has inspired many red states to push the limits with their pseudo-Christian legislation and challenge people to sue them, to see just how far the corrupt Supreme Court will let them go before they finally draw a line.

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:04:01am

Another day, another Wordle.

Wordle 334 3/6

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steve_davis  May 19, 2022 • 4:06:07am

re: #16 ckkatz

Including to whomever put the lyrics in the video. ;)

to whoever put…..am i gonna have to start throwing punches around?

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Sherlock Hound  May 19, 2022 • 4:13:17am

re: #71 Decatur Deb

There will, of course, be adjustments for the sake of practicality.

Rank will have its privileges. Senior officers will be allowed to have families; they will most certainly be obliged to! (The most senior dark organization in Fundamentalist Christianity is known as “The Family” as we all know.)

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:17:58am
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steve_davis  May 19, 2022 • 4:23:05am

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

I forgot what great songs Elton and Bernie used to turn out…

the first two studio albums are all right (I’m thinking Elton John and Tumbleweeds). But then, like the Stones and Stevie Wonder, they had a block of albums they would never match again: Madman, Honky Cat, Yellow Brick, Only the Piano Player, Captain Fantastic are all really superb (with the first three in my estimation being sublime). I think I’m missing one in there. I know Caribou takes a bad wrap in some quarters, but even if you have to tolerate Solar Prestige a Gammon, other cuts like Bitch is Back, Saucers, Don’t let the Sun Go down on Me make up for it.

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:35:28am

re: #74 Decatur Deb

Reality is for wusses. The core challenge for a society is management of the unreal.

M*A*S*H: Iron Guts Kelly:

Trapper: I got a bad taste in my mouth. I’m gonna go gargle with a martini.
Hawkeye: There you go, hiding behind booze again, afraid to face reality.
Trapper: Reality is up for grabs. One man’s reality is another man’s fantas… (he trails off, realizing the two gorgeous nurses behind them)
Hawkeye: Right. You take the reality one, I’ll take the one with the big fantasy.

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:38:58am

re: #78 steve_davis

to whoever put…..am i gonna have to start throwing punches around?

it’s one of those mornings…
In the Heat of the Night

Gillespie: What did you hit him with?
Tibbs: Hit whom?

G: ”Whom”? Whom?
You a Northern boy? What’s a Northern boy like you doin’ all the way down here?

T: l was waiting for the train….

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:42:19am

re: #80 Dopamine Fish

[Embedded content]

‘the framers’ as an argument isn’t an actual thing
it’s a ploy
created as an excuse to justify

in and of itself it’s a childish, idiotic, inane kind of argument for (or against) anything

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:44:49am

re: #84 Dangerman

‘the framers’ as an argument isn’t an actual thing
it’s a ploy
created as an excuse to justify

in and of itself it’s a childish, idiotic, inane kind of argument for (or against) anything

The intent of the argument is, “If you want this so much, if it’s so popular, why don’t you get a Constitutional amendment passed to make it happen?” Because they are very well aware that, thanks to their control over the majority of state legislatures, passing any kind of modern progressive Constitutional amendment is just as impossible as getting a modern progressive ruling from the Supreme Court. It’s just another way they’re telling us to go pound sand, because they’re in charge, despite being the minority. Cloaking all of this in self-righteous terms so that they can believe they’re right, dammit.

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:48:49am

re: #84 Dangerman

‘the framers’ as an argument isn’t an actual thing
it’s a ploy
created as an excuse to justify

in and of itself it’s a childish, idiotic, inane kind of argument for (or against) anything

further, i dont think anyone can point to anything where ‘the framers’ themselves declared that their original intent, original meaning, originalism etc is the way, and the only way that the constitution and law should function in perpetuity

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jeffreyw  May 19, 2022 • 4:48:58am

Good morning!

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:51:11am

re: #85 Dopamine Fish

The intent of the argument is, “If you want this so much, if it’s so popular, why don’t you get a Constitutional amendment passed to make it happen?” Because they are very well aware that, thanks to their control over the majority of state legislatures, passing any kind of modern progressive Constitutional amendment is just as impossible as getting a modern progressive ruling from the Supreme Court. It’s just another way they’re telling us to go pound sand, because they’re in charge, despite being the minority. Cloaking all of this in self-righteous terms so that they can believe they’re right, dammit.

state level polarization has made the constitutional amendment process null

just as having less than a 2/3 majority in the senate has done to impeachment

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 4:52:02am

re: #87 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

we’ve seen this episode

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:53:03am

re: #88 Dangerman

state level polarization has made the constitutional amendment process null

just as having less than a 2/3 majority in the senate has done to impeachment

Or a functioning democracy in general. If you don’t have a filibuster-proof majority, you don’t get to do anything.

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ericblair  May 19, 2022 • 4:53:21am

re: #86 Dangerman

further, i dont think anyone can point to anything where ‘the framers’ themselves declared that their original intent, original meaning, originalism etc is the way, and the only way that the constitution and law should function in perpetuity

“The framers” argued all the time, so you can always find something or another from writings that seems to support whatever you just pulled outta yer ass, and they’re all conveniently dead so they can’t tell you how wrong you are. Plus, the actual Constitutional debates were in confidence and never written down, so that’s convenient too.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 4:55:51am

re: #55 Hecuba’s daughter

re: #76 Dopamine Fish

Missouri lawmakers propose banning getting abortions in other states

Under Coleman’s measure, anything from driving women across state lines for abortions to internet providers allowing access to certain abortion-related websites would be outlawed. She said St. Louis-area billboards advertising easier-to-get abortions in neighboring Illinois would be banned, too.

“It’s trying to evade the laws of the state of Missouri,” said Coleman, a St. Louis-area Republican. “Abortion is a really brutal practice and Illinois has chosen not to, in any way, provide protections for the unborn and women, and so we’re trying to do everything we can to make sure Missourians are protected.”

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 4:56:46am

re: #86 Dangerman

further, i dont think anyone can point to anything where ‘the framers’ themselves declared that their original intent, original meaning, originalism etc is the way, and the only way that the constitution and law should function in perpetuity

“Separation of church and state”

If they don’t like the originalism they ignore it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 4:56:51am

re: #87 jeffreyw

How many critters do you have?

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 4:58:54am

re: #93 Belafon

“Separation of church and state”

If they don’t like the originalism they ignore it.

Everything comes back to one thing: The Dominionist belief that America has to become a functional theocracy in order to achieve God’s blessing. I would be genuinely curious as to how the richest country in the world, untouched by war for over 150 years, isn’t already insanely blessed, but I’m one of those degens who believes in kindness rather than legalist zealotry.

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steve_davis  May 19, 2022 • 4:58:56am

just had to explain to a sports board why usc reserved the right to not honor tickets while providing refund. it’s a very white privileged audience so blowback is anticipated.

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Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 5:00:03am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Note that fetuses are not only persons, they are Missourians.

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Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 5:02:14am

re: #95 Dopamine Fish

Everything comes back to one thing: The Dominionist belief that America has to become a functional theocracy in order to achieve God’s blessing. I would be genuinely curious as to how the richest country in the world, untouched by war for over 150 years, isn’t already insanely blessed, but I’m one of those degens who believes in kindness rather than legalist zealotry.

Dominionism doesn’t stop at our borders. We are but the instrument of God’s will. Onward, Christian soldiers.

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jeffreyw  May 19, 2022 • 5:11:05am

re: #94 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

How many critters do you have?

Six cats, one dog.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 5:11:52am

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my. The ongoing effort to rescue those that cannot advocate for themselves from Ukraine.

dailymail.co.uk

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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 5:31:19am

60 game suspension isn’t enough. He should be banned from baseball and indirectly responsible for the death of an Angels player.

Matt Harvey suspended 60 games for distributing oxycodone to players. He also admitted to cocaine use.

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from aspyhixiation from his own vomit. The ME found he had fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his system when he died. Harvey provided Skaggs with the oxycodone.

Harvey’s lawyers were able to work out an immunity deal and got his suspension to include games played at minor league level. Good for his lawyers; awful for baseball.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 5:31:29am

re: #99 jeffreyw

Six cats, one dog.

Oh, I thought you had a bunch of dogs. I have five myself. My sweet babies. :-)

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 5:33:49am

I only have three cats. I now feel, inadequate.

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Patricia Kayden  May 19, 2022 • 5:38:56am

re: #101 lawhawk

Yeah. Definitely a lifetime ban and prison time.

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Dr. Matt  May 19, 2022 • 5:39:12am

That sucked

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Dr. Matt  May 19, 2022 • 5:43:26am

If you don’t read the read article, you probably would have needed 30+ guesses to figure out who it was:

The answer is: Thomas Massie (R-KY).

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darthstar  May 19, 2022 • 5:49:20am

re: #106 Dr. Matt

If you don’t read the read article, you probably would have needed 30+ guesses to figure out who it was:

[Embedded content]

The answer is: Thomas Massie (R-KY).

MTG and Boebert must be worried about getting Cawthorned by their voters.

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steve_davis  May 19, 2022 • 5:51:02am

If you’re a serious chess player, you’ve heard of Drueke boards and pieces. They’re legendary. Basically, if you’ve seen pictures from American tournaments of the 1950’s and 60’s (can’t remember if there were any Druekes in queen’s gambit), you’ve likely seen Drueke boards, pieces, or a combination thereof. Well, Drueke stopped making equipment long, long ago, but recently the son began making new Drueke chess pieces for the first time in decades. I ordered a set. It’s taken a long time to get to finished production. Just got an email from Bill telling me these are the last sets he’s making. No more will ever be produced. They’re apparently too much trouble to make by hand (they’re technically a kind of plastic that’s molded, but that’s something that’s easier done when you’ve got a factory and a dozen workers, rather than one guy using molds). So I will be the proud owner of a set of what literally are the last half-dozen sets one of the greatest names in American chess history produced. Well, I think it’s kind of cool. Your mileage may vary, of course.

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Dangerman  May 19, 2022 • 5:51:08am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Missouri lawmakers propose banning getting abortions in other states…Under Coleman’s measure, anything from driving women across state lines for abortions…

more important to prosecute the Uber driver than the rapist

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 5:52:01am

News of the crazy in Idaho:

Former Rep. Raúl Labrador, who spent his four terms in the House as one of the most prominent tea party shit-talkers, is well on the way to reviving his political career following his 51-38 GOP primary victory over five-term Attorney Lawrence Wasden. The far-right fell just short of capturing the open secretary of state’s office, though, as Ada County Clerk Phil McCrane turned back election denier state Rep. Dorothy Moon 43-41; the balance went to state Sen. Mary Souza, who like Moon said she didn’t believe Biden had legitimately won. Both Labrador and McCrane will be the overwhelming favorites in November in this dark red state.

Labrador became a high-profile national figure after arriving in Congress in 2011 when he made it clear he’d be one of the biggest headaches for the GOP leadership, and he went on to co-found the nihilistic House Freedom Caucus in 2015. Labrador’s nominal bosses were undoubtedly relieved when he chose to leave the House in order to run for governor in 2018, but that campaign ended with a 37-33 primary loss to then-Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Labrador, however, rebounded the next year by narrowly winning the race for state GOP chair, though his tenure came to an end in 2020.

The former congressman soon sought a more powerful post when he decided to go up against Wasden. While the attorney general had won renomination without opposition in 2018, he infuriated the far-right when he refused to join 17 other GOP attorneys general in trying to overturn Biden’s victory by arguing that he shouldn’t be getting involved in other state’s elections. Wasden also made enemies closer to home by getting into fights with the hardline Republicans in charge of the state legislature by issuing opinions calling some of their legislation unconstitutional.

Labrador and his allies, including the Club for Growth, argued that he’d be a far more loyal Republican than Wasden: Among other things, Labrador said that he would have joined the suit to reverse Biden’s win. Primary voters responded to his pitch on Tuesday by firing their state’s longest-serving attorney general.

m.dailykos.com

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Targetpractice  May 19, 2022 • 5:56:03am

Invoking the Founders in a political discussion is much like invoking God/Jesus in a theological one: Appealing to a higher power. The Founders are every bit as dead as Christ, leaving us with only their written records to divine their will from. Those writings have been picked apart and gone over for centuries, such that any person can point to one passage or even sentence to vindicate their beliefs. Those who demand their word be taken at face value and adhered to strictly generally are also the biggest hypocrites when it comes to following their own teachings.

But the most important thing to remember is that these folks always see the Founders/God being every bit as petty, bigoted, hateful, and racist as they are. But they “love” you.

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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 6:03:20am

re: #106 Dr. Matt

Scalise? Gosar? Boebert? MTG? Massie? Stefinak? McCarthy?

Fucking Nazi party is full of bigots and misogynists and anti-Semites.

You’ve got to be more specific….

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John Hughes  May 19, 2022 • 6:20:52am

re: #64 Targetpractice

But they should not worry, for if they should fall in battle fulfilling his will, then they will be rewarded in the afterlife with 72 virgins…wait, sorry, I’m reading from the wrong fundamentalist propaganda. Can’t understand how I could have got those two mixed up…

/////

A reminder - Sharia law does not ban abortions.

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Eventual Carrion  May 19, 2022 • 6:27:01am

6/6, took it to the limit this time

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 6:29:01am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 19, 2022 • 6:50:21am

re: #87 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

First romneya of the season

And it’s a California native. Who knew?

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 6:50:30am

Ouch

The S&P 500 declined on Thursday, putting it on the brink of a bear market, as investors continued to dump equities on fears Federal Reserve rate hikes to fight rapid inflation would tip the economy into a recession.

The S&P 500 shed 0.3%, putting it 18.7% below its intraday record reached in January. It also sits a little more than 18% below its record closing level. A close of 20% or more below its all-time high w

cnbc.com

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Hecuba's daughter  May 19, 2022 • 7:00:29am

re: #88 Dangerman

state level polarization has made the constitutional amendment process null

just as having less than a 2/3 majority in the senate has done to impeachment

No President who was impeached was ever convicted by the Senate. 15 judges have been impeached; 8 were convicted (the last in 2010), 4 acquitted, 3 resigned. There was a single Cabinet member who was impeached in 1876 and acquitted.

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sagehen  May 19, 2022 • 7:06:33am

Nixon’s resignation was because he was told, by people who’d know, that if it came to a trial he would in fact be convicted. He had no reason to doubt them.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 19, 2022 • 7:08:11am

That sinkhole in China is giving me Arachnophobia movie vibes.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 19, 2022 • 7:09:31am

re: #106 Dr. Matt

If you don’t read the read article, you probably would have needed 30+ guesses to figure out who it was:

[Embedded content]

The answer is: Thomas Massie (R-KY).

I was guessing either Gosar or MTG! I’m always overlooking Massie as a source of evil.

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 7:11:02am

re: #121 Hecuba’s daughter

I was guessing either Gosar or MTG! I’m always overlooking Massie as a source of evil.

That’s the great* thing about today’s Republican party: Any one of them, at any time, for no discernible reason, can pop up as being the evil one for the day.

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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 7:13:57am

re: #122 Dopamine Fish

That’s the great* thing about today’s Republican party: Any one of them, at any time, for no discernible reason, can pop up as being the evil one for the day.

They’re all cruel and evil. They can’t let you down that way.

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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 7:14:52am
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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 7:16:08am
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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 7:17:20am

Interesting paragraph from Markos’s most recent analysis of the war in Ukraine:

Ukraine’s strategy is simple—bleed Russia while buying time, as hundreds of thousands of Ukraine’s reserves train up and equip with the current influx of western arms. Over the last several days, several Ukrainian military and intelligence officials have referenced late summer as the inflection point at which Ukraine will start liberating territory. And not just post-invasion territory, but the entire Donbas and Crimea. All of it. It’s tough, ambitious talk, but the timeline speaks to Ukraine’s strategy— to hold out another four months as the nation mobilizes.

dailykos.com

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 7:18:54am

re: #122 Dopamine Fish

That’s the great* thing about today’s Republican party: Any one of them, at any time, for no discernible reason, can pop up as being the evil one for the day.

Though Massie seems to be voting against things just out of spite, not even a coherent reelection strategy.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 19, 2022 • 7:20:20am

re: #72 Shropshire Slasher

GMA will be on the USS Maine this morning. The previews are impressive.

Google really wanted this to be the USS Maine, I will have to brush up on my history, I remember it being discussed here.

I thought the Maine was in the Havana Harbor. ///

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 7:20:46am

Also, in case you thought bombing Chernobyl was a bad idea:

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Eventual Carrion  May 19, 2022 • 7:21:00am

re: #84 Dangerman

‘the framers’ as an argument isn’t an actual thing
it’s a ploy
created as an excuse to justify

in and of itself it’s a childish, idiotic, inane kind of argument for (or against) anything

I understand Ben Franklin published a book with one chapter containing directions for making abortion potions. So that founding father had no problem with abortion.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 19, 2022 • 7:27:19am

re: #130 Eventual Carrion

I understand Ben Franklin published a book with one chapter containing directions for making abortion potions. So that founding father had no problem with abortion.

Our Founding Fathers were men of their times; more educated than the average person, but most were racist, patriarchal, contemptuous of women’s rights, and hostile to the indigenous peoples. This is the world that the Federalist Society wishes to reimpose on our nation — it is clear that Fuller (he of Plessy vs Ferguson fame) is their role model of an ideal judge, though, for whatever reason, Gorsuch isn’t as antagonistic to native Americans as the rest of the crew.

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 19, 2022 • 7:29:42am

The elusive wordle salad

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Barefoot Grin  May 19, 2022 • 7:30:38am

re: #128 BlueSpotinAL

I thought the Maine was in the Havana Harbor. ///

Just tryin’ to blow off steam.

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DodgerFan1988  May 19, 2022 • 7:32:35am
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The Pie Overlord!  May 19, 2022 • 7:36:33am

This was weird

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mmmirele  May 19, 2022 • 7:39:10am

re: #101 lawhawk

Thanks for the explainer. I saw the headline, assumed it was some personal doping, not that he was shopping oxy among his teammates, which led to the death of one of them. Yeah, he should be banned from baseball.

On another note, I’m remembering this morning that my brother’s Narcan is above the fridge. Haven’t ever had to use it, but he made sure I knew where it was at in case something happened while I was over there. (He takes opioids for the fallout from one auto wreck, two surgeries and five years of things just not healing right.)

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Hecuba's daughter  May 19, 2022 • 7:40:58am

re: #135 The Pie Overlord!

This was weird

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 7:42:08am

re: #134 DodgerFan1988

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mmmirele  May 19, 2022 • 7:46:39am

re: #115 Belafon

I need to find my Texas high school diploma, BA, JD and law license, shred them, burn them to ashes, and then partition the ashes up into little bags for delivery to Texas politicians to express my utter contempt for the way the state has gone.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 7:48:06am

re: #139 mmmirele

I need to find my Texas high school diploma, BA, JD and law license, shred them, burn them to ashes, and then partition the ashes up into little bags for delivery to Texas politicians to express my utter contempt for the way the state has gone.

Paxton: “Yay, one less woman we have to hear from!”

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 7:49:00am
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sagehen  May 19, 2022 • 7:49:44am

re: #130 Eventual Carrion

I understand Ben Franklin published a book with one chapter containing directions for making abortion potions. So that founding father had no problem with abortion.

pretty sure Hamilton also had no problem with abortion, but he wouldn’t have been the type to put that in writing.

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steve_davis  May 19, 2022 • 7:52:28am

re: #134 DodgerFan1988

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as i’ve said many a time, conservatives gravitated to abortion as an issue because it’s free. doesn’t actually cost an anti-abortioner anything at all short of oxygen for them to shout with. They have no actual desire to spend one nickel on the resulting children.

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sagehen  May 19, 2022 • 7:52:30am

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

Our Founding Fathers were men of their times; more educated than the average person, but most were racist, patriarchal, contemptuous of women’s rights, and hostile to the indigenous peoples. This is the world that the Federalist Society wishes to reimpose on our nation — it is clear that Fuller (he of Plessy vs Ferguson fame) is their role model of an ideal judge, though, for whatever reason, Gorsuch isn’t as antagonistic to native Americans as the rest of the crew.

Because Gorsuch has spent most of his life in Colorado. Native Americans and their land aren’t an abstract thing to him, they’re not something out of books, he’s probably gone hiking in places they maintain.

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 7:55:42am

Short thread, which has kind of altered my perspective on the recent 5th Circus Court of Appeals ruling on the SEC case yesterday. TL;DR for the non-Twitterers: Yes, 5th Circus bad, but it’s hard to see how “more jury trials instead of administrative law judges just punishing people unilaterally” is a bad thing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 8:09:19am

re: #121 Hecuba’s daughter

I was guessing either Gosar or MTG! I’m always overlooking Massie as a source of evil.

I would have figured Gosar for sure and been 100% confident in my selection.

Shows what a cluster of absolute assholes there are in the GOP.

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jeffreyw  May 19, 2022 • 8:10:20am

Ouch! I just spent $4.89 a gallon for gas, that’s the good news. 25 gallons of diesel @$5.48 was a real thump to the credit card.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 8:12:07am

re: #126 Belafon

Interesting paragraph from Markos’s most recent analysis of the war in Ukraine:

dailykos.com

Growing up in Cold War times, I am not a fan of Russia or Russians. I am a child of the times.

Now? I think they are absolute savages who should be wiped off the face of the earth. Raping children? Killing civilians just for fun? There are way more bad people and I am struggling to find any light anywhere. You could nuke the entire fucking country and I wouldn’t shed a tear.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 19, 2022 • 8:15:10am
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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 8:15:13am

re: #148 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Growing up in Cold War times, I am not a fan of Russia or Russians. I am a child of the times.

Now? I think they are absolute savages who should be wiped off the face of the earth. Raping children? Killing civilians just for fun? There are way more bad people and I am struggling to find any light anywhere. You could nuke the entire fucking country and I wouldn’t shed a tear.

If you wipe out the entire population of any country whose soldiers commit war crimes (often with approval from some of the folks back home) you will have a very thinly populated planet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 19, 2022 • 8:15:23am

That one was a little tricky.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 8:16:15am

re: #148 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Growing up in Cold War times, I am not a fan of Russia or Russians. I am a child of the times.

Now? I think they are absolute savages who should be wiped off the face of the earth. Raping children? Killing civilians just for fun? There are way more bad people and I am struggling to find any light anywhere. You could nuke the entire fucking country and I wouldn’t shed a tear.

If Republicans get back into power at the federal level and do away with our Democracy, Americans would wind up being just as bad. Living in an autocracy ruins people.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 8:16:52am

re: #150 calochortus

If you wipe out the entire population of any country whose soldiers commit war crimes (often with approval from some of the folks back home) you will have a very thinly populated planet.

You’ve just solved climate change. Now we have to act on this.
/

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 19, 2022 • 8:17:31am

So is Devin Nunes.

/

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 19, 2022 • 8:18:31am

re: #150 calochortus

If you wipe out the entire population of any country whose soldiers commit war crimes (often with approval from some of the folks back home) you will have a very thinly populated planet.

From what I am seeing and hearing (which, granted, is limited), there are more bad than good. This isn’t a few “bad apples” these are people calling the wife or mom and bragging about this…getting the go ahead from the wife or mom. They are fucking animals. This isn’t some Blackwater schmuck who killed a bunch of civilians who we should (but didn’t) put in prison for life. This appears to be a Go To move for them. They are animals that need to be put down.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 8:19:12am

Not surprised.

A former employee has accused Wells Fargo of scheduling fake interviews with black and female candidates for roles that were already filled in order to boost the bank’s diversity statistics.

Former Wells Fargo wealth management executive Joe Bruno, 58, claims he was fired last August after he blew the whistle to his bosses about the bank’s alleged ‘fake interviews,’ which he described as ‘inappropriate, morally wrong, ethically wrong’ the New York Times reported.

Bruno says that he was instructed to conduct interviews with black candidates for the lower-paying financial adviser and financial consultant positions, despite the fact that he or his superiors had already picked someone for that job.

dailymail.co.uk

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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 8:19:28am

re: #153 Crush White Nationalism

You’ve just solved climate change. Now we have to act on this.
/

Ummmm, no?
LOL

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 8:22:20am

re: #145 Dopamine Fish

Short thread, which has kind of altered my perspective on the recent 5th Circus Court of Appeals ruling on the SEC case yesterday. TL;DR for the non-Twitterers: Yes, 5th Circus bad, but it’s hard to see how “more jury trials instead of administrative law judges just punishing people unilaterally” is a bad thing.

The biggest worry was in the wording, which went something like “Congress didn’t give them explicit instructions on how to do their job, so they can’t do it.”

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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 8:28:45am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From what I am seeing and hearing (which, granted, is limited), there are more bad than good. This isn’t a few “bad apples” these are people calling the wife or mom and bragging about this…getting the go ahead from the wife or mom. They are fucking animals. This isn’t some Blackwater schmuck who killed a bunch of civilians who we should (but didn’t) put in prison for life. This appears to be a Go To move for them. They are animals that need to be put down.

What we are seeing is anecdotal, the larger population of Russia doesn’t get good information, and those who do oppose the war have to be very brave to actually go out and protest.
I will agree the Russian army is both poorly disciplined and given a lot of license on their behavior, but I’m not going to go so far as to declare the population of a country to be animals who ought to be eliminated. It is an understandable reaction, but one that leads to attacking innocent people who couldn’t stop the atrocities if they tried.

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Barefoot Grin  May 19, 2022 • 8:30:05am

I don’t begin to claim I understand much about Russian history, but having now read most of T. Snyder’s Bloodlands I can see how adrift many average Russians must feel. They suffered terribly under Stalin, brutalized their own ethnic minorities in Soviet states—starving nearly 4 million Ukrainians, murdering and deporting Tartars, Khazaks, and many others, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Russians accused of being class enemies, behaving no less brutally in eastern Europe than the Nazis: and when it was over they had to convince the populace that they were the heroes who saved Europe and the world (always some truth in the mix). Much of that history was only confirmed with the fall of the USSR and opening of archives for a brief time before Putin’s regime began to strip the country of its wealth while spreading so many lies that truth became irrelevant. Morality seems to have become a liability.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 8:36:41am

I would narrow it to this: I want the Russian army crushed, Putin removed from power, the camps where Ukrainians have been sent closed and the Ukrainians sent back home, paid for by Putin and the oligarchs. After that, I don’t know what to do about the country.

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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 8:38:41am

re: #161 Belafon

I would narrow it to this: I want the Russian army crushed, Putin removed from power, the camps where Ukrainians have been sent closed and the Ukrainians sent back home, paid for by Putin and the oligarchs. After that, I don’t know what to do about the country.

It’s a difficult question.

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sagehen  May 19, 2022 • 8:43:37am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 8:43:56am

re: #154 Eclectic Cyborg

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dharmamark  May 19, 2022 • 8:47:45am

re: #156 Shropshire Slasher

So, like the NFL?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 8:52:21am

re: #157 calochortus

Ummmm, no?
LOL

We’re going to build statues of you all over a green Earth that’s like a national park when this is done.

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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 8:53:00am

re: #166 Crush White Nationalism

We’re going to build statues of you all over a green Earth that’s like a national park when this is done.

And sell eggs right next to it them?

Edited because I somehow missed multiple statues instead of just one.

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gocart mozart  May 19, 2022 • 8:56:16am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 19, 2022 • 8:57:19am

re: #165 dharmamark

So, like the NFL?

Had the same thought. In a broader sense, this is just another example of complying with rules while totally disrespecting their intent.

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calochortus  May 19, 2022 • 9:12:46am

Time to do something vaguely constructive.
BBL

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gocart mozart  May 19, 2022 • 9:16:07am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 9:17:24am

Bernie Sander’s press secretary for his 2020 campaign.

en.wikipedia.org

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Eventual Carrion  May 19, 2022 • 9:17:52am

re: #171 gocart mozart

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OMG, it is

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A Three Hour Tour  May 19, 2022 • 9:18:02am

re: #168 gocart mozart

Virginia Beach, home of the Christian Broadcasting Network and Regents University (formerly CBN University).

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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 9:18:30am
From 2013 through 2018 Hunter Biden and his company brought in about $11 million via his roles as an attorney and a board member with a Ukrainian firm accused of bribery and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud, according to an NBC News analysis of a copy of Biden’s hard drive and iCloud account and documents released by Republicans on two Senate committees.

The documents and the analysis, which don’t show what he did to earn millions from his Chinese partners, raise questions about national security, business ethics and potential legal exposure. In December 2020, Biden acknowledged in a statement that he was the subject of a federal investigation into his taxes. NBC News was first to report that an ex-business partner had warned Biden he should amend his tax returns to disclose $400,000 in income from the Ukrainian firm, Burisma. GOP congressional sources also say that if Republicans take back the House this fall, they’ll demand more documents and probe whether any of Biden’s income went to his father, President Joe Biden.

nbcnews.com

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:21:53am
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William Lewis  May 19, 2022 • 9:22:43am

re: #175 Shropshire Slasher

” But her emails!!!”

Same manure different day.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:26:10am
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Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 9:26:28am

re: #177 William Lewis

” But her emails!!!”

Same manure different day.

I have rules that I have to follow that apparently other people don’t.

Biden made $5.8 million, more than half his total earnings from 2013 to 2018, from two deals with Chinese business interests.

Will the Democrats get rid of President Biden before or after the midterm elections?
He will be an albatross around the Democratic party.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 9:26:58am

re: #175 Shropshire Slasher

nbcnews.com

And why would any of his income go to his dad? None of mine goes to my dad.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:27:26am

re: #180 Belafon

Because that’s how the Trump family does it.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 9:30:18am

re: #179 Shropshire Slasher

I have rules that I have to follow that apparently other people don’t.

Will the Democrats get rid of President Biden before or after the midterm elections?
He will be an albatross around the Democratic party.

Yeah, we’re not following the “Hunter shall bring down his dad” rule.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:32:13am
184
Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 9:32:46am

re: #176 jaunte

Hmmm … So #Putin recognized that #Trump is a certified genius who didn’t know anything & couldn’t retain anything? Changed his strategic thought because he figured Trump would blow up the US and Putin wouldn’t have to? Yup! #MAGA #Grassley #IaPolitics thehill.com

He might yet.

185
Shropshire Slasher  May 19, 2022 • 9:33:03am

re: #183 jaunte

How much baby formula will the government make with that money?

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 9:34:05am

I mean, if Joe got involved in money transfers between his son and other countries, then there’s something to look at. But if Hunter was riding his dad’s name, there’s nothing there on Joe no matter how much people want it to be.

187
jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:34:20am

re: #185 Shropshire Slasher

DeLauro said much of the money would go to inspections of facilities making baby formula.

“FDA does not have the adequate inspection force to be able to do that, and to do it in a timely way,” she said.
usnews.com

188
Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 9:34:36am

re: #185 Shropshire Slasher

How much baby formula will the government make with that money?

Some of it looks like paying for an airlift from countries that know how to clean a mixer.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 9:35:51am

But the tell that you need to work on your masquerading as a reasonable conservative, Sloppy Slasher, is that there’s no getting rid of Biden to appease the Right.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:36:28am

Republicans cut regulations and funding for inspections, support protectionist import legislation, and SURPRISE there’s a supply crisis.

191
jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 9:37:18am

“Just because I never maintained it my damn car broke down.”

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Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2022 • 9:40:08am
Vangelis Papathanassiou, better known to international audiences simply as Vangelis, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 79.

He was best known for winning the 1981 Academy Award for Best Original Score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and scoring Ridley’s Scott “Blade Runner”.

He also wrote music for films including “The Bounty” and “1492: Conquest of Paradise”.

ekathimerini.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2022 • 9:43:47am

re: #183 jaunte

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2022 • 9:45:46am
195
Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 9:47:49am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Turn one half of the Republicans against the other half. Works for me.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 19, 2022 • 9:47:52am

I have a problem with the reporting as “Biden’s hard drive”. It is A hard drive with Biden emails and other stuff on it.

Biden should be more concerned about inflation as a threat to re-election. The idiots are going to believe the hysterics around Hunter Biden no matter what. There must be a fire - look at all the media stories we are creating!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2022 • 9:49:28am
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sagehen  May 19, 2022 • 9:51:46am

re: #185 Shropshire Slasher

How much baby formula will the government make with that money?

are you purposely being. an asshole?

They’re using the money to buy formula overseas, pay the exorbitant tariffs the Trump admin imposed on formula, and transport planeloads of it from Switzerland and/or the Netherlands to the US.

199
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2022 • 9:53:43am

buckle up…

200
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2022 • 9:54:17am

re: #190 jaunte

Republicans cut regulations and funding for inspections, support protectionist import legislation, and SURPRISE there’s a supply crisis.

It’s still on Biden’s watch, therefore it’s his fault…

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Eventual Carrion  May 19, 2022 • 9:55:47am

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Youtube Video

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William Lewis  May 19, 2022 • 10:06:21am

re: #179 Shropshire Slasher

I suppose if you believe the crap on those fake Russian drives Rudy’s peddling…

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 10:11:13am

re: #202 William Lewis

I suppose if you believe the crap on those fake Russian drives Rudy’s peddling…

I am, by and large, not a conspiracy theorist, but I find it extremely difficult to believe that the Hunter Biden laptop is real. I mean, the whole thing is a nothingburger even if it IS real, but I have zero qualms with believing that the whole thing was put together by a computer savvy right-wing nutjob specifically intending to cause a ruckus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2022 • 10:11:13am
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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 10:12:39am

Troll in the dungeon

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 10:13:09am

re: #205 lawhawk

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So just another day ending in -y, then. I’ll warm up the barbecue.

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 10:14:20am

Speaking of trolls, I just got an unsolicited text message from the asshole running for the GOP to try and flip our state House seat this year. I wish I had answered the door instead of Mrs. Fish when he came by in person, because I would’ve loved to have verbally unloaded on him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2022 • 10:17:04am

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

House Democrats forced through legislation to impose socialist price controls on fuel. This is basic supply and demand: we need more supply, not less, and de-incentivizing production means that prices will continue to climb.

Market mechanisms do play a role in the price of fuel.

But do you know what plays a bigger role in the fuel market?

US energy companies meet annually at the White House to “plan America’s energy strategy”. And because these talks are of a strategic nature, they are also highly confidential.

What do we call it when representatives of an industry meet in secret to divvy up the market among themselves?

Oh yes, a cartel.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 10:18:34am
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lawhawk  May 19, 2022 • 10:18:57am

re: #185 Shropshire Slasher

How much baby formula will the government make with that money?

The government isn’t manufacturing baby formula. Three companies control nearly all of the formula production in this country. Abbott controlled about half of the market with Similac and all of its various formulations. They produced nearly all of US domestic consumption in one facility - a facility that was shut down not by a whistleblower, but because babies died and got sickened from the formula; the shut down came only after the FDA came in and found serious failures in QA and safety.

Now, Abbott is reopening after cutting a deal with the FDA on new and improved safety measures.

The company is 100% at fault here. And I know two people personally and directly affected by the formula shortage and it is 100% on Abbott. Not Biden. Not the FDA.

If anything had the FDA acted sooner, the company would have had to shut down production earlier and caused the problems a few months prior. And Abbott had been having problems with some of its formulations going back to last July.

If GOPers had their way, they’d be fine with Abbott killing babies with contaminated products because they’d gut and filet the enforcement of FDA to oversee businesses.

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 10:19:23am

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think they still need to hold hearings on why oil prices are the same as they were when we were at $3 something per gallon but gas prices are so much higher.

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jaunte  May 19, 2022 • 10:22:53am
213
Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 10:23:40am

re: #209 jaunte

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retired cynic  May 19, 2022 • 10:24:44am

Why are there continent-sized ‘blobs’ in the deep Earth?
bbc.com

Totally great!

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 10:27:02am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 19, 2022 • 10:30:19am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

buckle up…

I thought they usually don’t drop the big opinions until the end of June?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2022 • 10:30:27am

re: #215 Crush White Nationalism

I am waiting for the scandal that arises over false information that Musk provided to get out of the Twitter deal: Elon-gate

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Crush White Nationalism  May 19, 2022 • 10:31:42am

I do know how he got that so wrong.

219
Teukka  May 19, 2022 • 10:31:45am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am waiting for the scandal that arises over false information that Musk provided to get out of the Twitter deal: Elon-gate

And when it drags on and on and on, it is the elongated Elon-gate…

I’ll see myself out…

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Belafon  May 19, 2022 • 10:36:42am

re: #218 Crush White Nationalism

I do know how he got that so wrong.

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Being in a wheelchair (I’m assuming we’re talking about Cawthorn) doesn’t mean you can’t criticize them for being an ass. It means you can’t criticize them for needing a ramp, more space in the elevator, a parking space closer to the entrance to the store, or do anything that attacks them for being disabled.

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Dopamine Fish  May 19, 2022 • 10:38:18am

re: #220 Belafon

Being in a wheelchair (I’m assuming we’re talking about Cawthorn) doesn’t mean you can’t criticize them for being an ass. It means you can’t criticize them for needing a ramp, more space in the elevator, a parking space closer to the entrance to the store, or do anything that attacks them for being disabled.

See, for example, the “Governor Hot Wheels” remarks that have been thrown around re: Texas Governor Greg Abbott. That’s not okay, but that doesn’t mean we can’t criticize him for being a thoroughly evil piece of Republican shit.

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Decatur Deb  May 19, 2022 • 11:15:13am

re: #212 jaunte

Fetuses are “burned to power the light’s of the city’s homes and streets,” claimed Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life.

Total bullshit. The calorie content of the average fetus is too low to offset the moisture content. Aborted tissue is negative to the energy-production equation.

Now, if we had some well-marbled legislators to work with…


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