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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 10:57:51am
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ericblair  May 22, 2022 • 11:03:48am

Remember this dickhead was RNC finance chairman. And China bad.

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2022 • 11:17:27am

Just wanted to mention that if you haven’t seen Everything Everywhere All at Once….go see it. Fantastic film. My friend the film reviewer was lucky to get an authorized review copy, because the film hasn’t been picked up here by a Czech distributor, which is a shame.

It deserves a good many awards: original screenplay, best actress, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best editing, best directing - and if it doesn’t win some awards, I’d like to go the universe where it does. And my friend loved it…she was laughing and crying at the same time.

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JC1  May 22, 2022 • 11:19:30am

re: #3 Dr Lizardo

Just wanted to mention that if you haven’t seen Everything Everywhere All at Once….go see it. Fantastic film. My friend the film reviewer was lucky to get an authorized review copy, because the film hasn’t been picked up here by a Czech distributor, which is a shame.

It deserves a good many awards: original screenplay, best actress, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best editing, best directing - and if doesn’t win some award, I’d like to go the universe where it does. And my friend loved it…she was laughing and crying at the same time.

I’ll see it as soon as it’s available on a streaming service.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 11:28:50am

Last night was the last appearance of Kate McKinnon as a regular on SNL. Every once in a while they hit one out of the park and this was the last of that skit. My wife and I had tears in our eyes. Future classic.
For those who missed it.
And Natasha Lyonne of Russian Doll is a chameleon.
bbl

Youtube Video

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 22, 2022 • 11:33:35am
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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 11:35:06am

Severe Thunder Watch in Greater Philadelphia Area.
weather.gov

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2022 • 11:41:04am

re: #6 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

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Vonnegut would be so proud.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 11:41:32am

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

Severe Thunder Watch in Greater Philadelphia Area.
weather.gov

Yup, we’ve got one down here in the DC area as well.

Although the front headed your way looks meaner.

I need to cut the front yard (spent 2.5-3 hours cutting my pathetic little backyard yesterday in the 95deg heat.) But I figure that if I think about it long enough, things will be “overtaken by events”.

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jaunte  May 22, 2022 • 11:42:47am
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jaunte  May 22, 2022 • 11:44:29am

Scumbag energy wasters:
texasblockchaincouncil.org

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 22, 2022 • 11:46:25am

re: #8 wrenchwench

In case every living person on Earth hasn’t seen this yet:

Vonnegut’s letter to a book burner

If you were to bother to read my books, to behave as educated persons would, you would learn that they are not sexy, and do not argue in favor of wildness of any kind. They beg that people be kinder and more responsible than they often are. It is true that some of the characters speak coarsely. That is because people speak coarsely in real life. Especially soldiers and hardworking men speak coarsely, and even our most sheltered children know that. And we all know, too, that those words really don’t damage children much. They didn’t damage us when we were young. It was evil deeds and lying that hurt us.

After I have said all this, I am sure you are still ready to respond, in effect, “Yes, yes-but it still remains our right and our responsibility to decide what books our children are going to be made to read in our community.” This is surely so. But it is also true that if you exercise that right and fulfill that responsibility in an ignorant, harsh, un-American manner, then people are entitled to call you bad citizens and fools. Even your own children are entitled to call you that.

It’s worth reading the whole thing.

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BigPapa  May 22, 2022 • 11:51:16am

Cost to own the libs: $400B

That’s Billion with a Bwhahaha

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2022 • 11:54:03am

re: #12 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Reminds of me something a famous Czech author once wrote:

Those who boggle at strong language are cowards, because it is real
life which is shocking to them, and weaklings like that are the very people
who cause the most harm to culture and character. They would like to see
the nation grow up into a group of over-sensitive little people -
masturbators of false culture in the mold of St Aloysius, of whom it was said
in the book of the monk Eustachius that when he once heard a man breaking
wind with thundering noise, he immediately burst into tears and could
only be consoled by prayer.

— Jaroslav Hašek, epilogue to Part I of “The Good Soldier Švejk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 11:54:21am
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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 11:56:03am

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

Severe Thunder Watch in Greater Philadelphia Areea.
Watch for this.
weather.gov

Looking east
Looking north west
POW
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 11:59:27am
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jaunte  May 22, 2022 • 11:59:33am

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

For Rudy:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:00:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:05:25pm
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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 12:05:39pm

Easy inch of rain in under 20 minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:07:00pm
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wrenchwench  May 22, 2022 • 12:09:03pm

re: #12 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

In case every living person on Earth hasn’t seen this yet:

Vonnegut’s letter to a book burner

It’s worth reading the whole thing.

Proud was the wrong word. There’s no ego in there. I think he’d be hopeful that his work is still effective for the good side, when that’s what’s left of him.

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Charles Johnson  May 22, 2022 • 12:10:09pm

re: #12 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I had to tweet this link.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:10:44pm

jeebus

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 22, 2022 • 12:13:49pm

re: #14 Dr Lizardo

he once heard a man breaking
wind with thundering noise, he immediately burst into tears and could
only be consoled by prayer.

Same, but it was tears of laughter.

During the early days of plague lockdown, I was in a Skype meeting with my boss, and her bosses. It’s worth noting that I was the only man on the Skype call.

During a momentary lull in the conversation, SOMEONE WHO WAS NOT ME ripped a museum-quality, sonorous, baritone fart, complete with room reverb. I guess they didn’t think their mic would pick it up. This wasn’t just a little pfft that could have legitimately been someone’s leg rubbing against leather chair upholstery or what have you. This was the sort of thing that Mozart would have written joke songs about.

Because I am eternally somewhere between 8 and 12 years old, I erupted into gut-spasm laughter that I had to work hard to stifle. I always have my camera off, but I nearly broke a bone rushing to press the mic mute button.

Of course nobody else acknowledged it in any way, and the culprit wasn’t revealed. She who denied it, supplied it!

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jaunte  May 22, 2022 • 12:14:01pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

When Jesus Guns Babies, do they go to Heaven?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:14:11pm

O_o

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jaunte  May 22, 2022 • 12:15:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:15:16pm

bless her heart…

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2022 • 12:15:51pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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If she wasn’t sent by some deity to embarrass the Republican Party, I’ll be disappointed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:17:56pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 22, 2022 • 12:18:23pm

You can Wordle on a Monday too. It’s allowed.

Wordle 338 4/6

⬛⬛⬛🟨🟩
⬛🟨🟨⬛🟩
⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2022 • 12:20:33pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does not apply to anyone involved with Jan. 6, of course, because she’s on the side of those traitors.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 12:24:25pm

re: #2 ericblair

Yup, DOJ is suing the former Republican Party Financial Chairman to register as a foreign agent.

Wynn was the finance chair of the Republican National Committee from January 2017 to January 2018, when he resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations.

The FARA violations are alleged to have occurred June 2017 through August 2017.

Justice Department Sues to Compel a U.S. Businessperson to Register Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act
Complaint Alleges That Stephen A. Wynn Lobbied the Then-President and Former Administration Officials at the Request of the People’s Republic of China

The Department of Justice today filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to compel Stephen A. Wynn, a U.S. businessperson and hotelier who previously served as the CEO of Wynn Resorts, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as the agent of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and a senior official of the PRC’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS). Wynn was advised to register as an agent by the department but declined to do so.
*snip*
According to the complaint, from at least June 2017 through at least August 2017, Wynn contacted the then-President and members of his administration to convey the PRC’s request to cancel the visa or otherwise remove from the United States a Chinese businessperson who left China in 2014, was later charged with corruption by the PRC and sought political asylum in the United States. Wynn engaged in these efforts at the request of Sun Lijun, then-Vice Minister of the MPS. Wynn conveyed the request directly to the then-President over dinner and by phone, and he had multiple discussions with the then-President and senior officials at the White House and National Security Council about organizing a meeting with Sun and other PRC government officials.
*snip*

justice.gov

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2022 • 12:24:41pm

re: #33 Grunthos the Flatulent

You can Wordle on a Monday too. It’s allowed.

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I didn’t get two wordles yesterday. Maybe they fixed it. My 6/6 today felt like a slap to the dura mater.

None of this helps me keep track of what day of the week it is.

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Dopamine Fish  May 22, 2022 • 12:25:06pm
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BeachDem  May 22, 2022 • 12:25:16pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

This one got me—we’re such good people, we’ll break your neck dragging you into our house. Alrighty then.

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2022 • 12:28:10pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

What happens to you in GA if you go to a rally like that and just keep shouting “You’re fucking crazy!” every time there’s a moment’s silence?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:28:45pm
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Charles Johnson  May 22, 2022 • 12:30:23pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2022 • 12:32:36pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Youtube Video

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Belafon  May 22, 2022 • 12:33:59pm

re: #38 BeachDem

This one got me—we’re such good people, we’ll break your neck dragging you into our house. Alrighty then.

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Someone should show up near his house and ask for food.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 12:34:00pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also banned were Harry Reid and Orrin Hatch. Not banned was tfg.

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BigPapa  May 22, 2022 • 12:34:27pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

So when did he feed him?

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Dopamine Fish  May 22, 2022 • 12:35:07pm

“The church is the state [of Georgia]”

This is what happens when you let your kids grow up thinking America is a Christian country. It can’t be unconstitutional for the church to run the state if it’s the church the Founders believed in, right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:36:03pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 12:36:13pm

re: #46 Dopamine Fish

William Penn and Lord Baltimore must be shaking their heads.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2022 • 12:42:17pm

A few photos from my adventure to Zion National Park last week. Highly recommended for outdoor enthusiasts.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 12:42:35pm

re: #16 nines09

‘Tis the Merry Month of May,
Everything is Cold and Gray,
Rain is dripping from the trees…

Well, maybe not cold…

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Belafon  May 22, 2022 • 12:43:06pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cool phrase, but I had never heard it before. Then again, I’m from west Texas, and we don’t have grass that tall.

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BigPapa  May 22, 2022 • 12:43:30pm

What do you feed somebody you choked out? I’m thinking liquids.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 12:43:35pm

re: #49 Eclectic Cyborg

Those are beautiful photographs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 12:43:43pm
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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 12:47:12pm
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Dopamine Fish  May 22, 2022 • 12:50:09pm

re: #37 Dopamine Fish

Follow-up, from the replies:

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mmmirele  May 22, 2022 • 12:52:22pm

re: #6 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2022 • 1:01:27pm

re: #49 Eclectic Cyborg

A few photos from my adventure to Zion National Park last week. Highly recommended for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Did you have it to yourself, or was it opportunistic photography? Either way, nice.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:01:41pm

When you read the phrase Ukraine is in a “Battle of Attrition” this is what is meant:

In most battles the casualties are similar on both sides, so it is likely that the Russians are suffering at least as many casualties. Also, for each combat death there are generally 3 ‘wounded’. The phrase “Bloody Mess” comes to mind.

One difference is that Ukraine is currently doing a “levée en masse”. Ie Universal Conscription. Putin has not yet announced that for Russia. Because of this, some analysts are forecasting that by the end of summer, the Ukrainians might be able to seize the military initiative.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:07:55pm
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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 1:08:01pm

Todays hidden gem is from ZZ Top Mescalero album.

Youtube Video

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:14:55pm

re: #18 jaunte
Yep. Trump supporters have no grounds to talk about someone putting sentences together. Please!

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 1:18:00pm

re: #62 Patricia Kayden

It is simple; they have to go back to school and learn English.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:19:24pm

re: #62 Patricia Kayden

I view this whole gqp schtick against Biden, from pedophilia through senility as projection. The same with the voter fraud claims, based on all the evidence I have seen.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:21:36pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:21:46pm
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lawhawk  May 22, 2022 • 1:25:07pm

re: #2 ericblair

Everyone associated with the RNC is dirty. Last year they indicted a bunch of bagmen who were funneling Russian money into the RNC. One of those happens to be an inlaw to perpetual Putin puppet Rand Paul (shocking, I know). Now we learn that Wynn was an undeclared foreign agent for China.

It’s as though you could figure out US foreign policy based on who Trump and his goons were getting money from.

You’ve got Tom Barrack who lobbied to loosen restrictions against Saudis and who helped soften the RNC platform to distance Saudi Arabia from the 9/11 terrorists.

Every last GOPer is dirty, and they all know it. They just don’t care that you know, because they think they’ve got enough levers of power to avoid consequences of their criminal conduct.

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:28:16pm

And off we go!

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mmmirele  May 22, 2022 • 1:28:24pm

Southern Baptist Convention sexual abuse report on the Convention level (as opposed to state, regional or congregational level) has just dropped. Thread is still being added to.

And then there’s this:

Johnny Hunt was president of the SBC from June 2008 to June 2010. He has a Wikipedia. The Wikipedia has not yet been updated to indicate Hunt has left his position at the North American Mission Board.

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:31:55pm

WHOA!

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 1:36:26pm

re: #70 Patricia Kayden

One of many reasons why I posted what I did earlier today. And with a severe thunderstorm watch in the greater Philadelphia area I have the local NWS office’s website up and I am checking it frequently.

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2022 • 1:38:13pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

That is a GREAT sign!

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:43:26pm

re: #71 PhillyPretzel

We’re expecting a big storm this evening here in the D.C./MD/VA area as well. Not looking forward to it at all. Sigh.

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Dopamine Fish  May 22, 2022 • 1:44:01pm

The crazy is strong with these people.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 1:45:21pm

And if you never heard or heard of The Refreshments well do I have good news.
One of the best albums on my playlist for decades and it’s easily found.
They are now Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers.
I have to do this as a PSA because we all need to breathe. And sing. And dance. And pick up a musical instrument of any kind and find a quiet place to make loud.
I do believe my personal experience shows me singing, even if you think you can’t, is one of the best things to do.
Most folks will not dance or sing or stroll or just open up because.
1000 reasons because.
Screw that.

You can find music that suits your voice.
Start now. Time is running out. Limited opportunity. Some assembly required. Batteries not included.

Tomorrow I get my 2nd Moderna booster and the last 3 kicked my ass. But I am traveling and playing and not going to fuck around. I suspect I will be laid out 2-3 days.
Beats the hell out of being laid out in an open coffin.

Dance and sing and dance again.

Thanks for letting me be me.

Now go vibrate in an upright position and scream and shout and let it out.
In a ride at 75 with the system cranked to your favorite tune on an interstate is grand.

Youtube Video

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 1:45:59pm

re: #74 Dopamine Fish

The crazy is strong with these people.

It’s way better having these nutcases out where we can get a headcount.

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dharmamark  May 22, 2022 • 1:47:14pm

re: #75 nines09

One of this metalheads favorite bands. I’ve seen them probably half a dozen times. Tragically underrated artist.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2022 • 1:47:29pm

re: #69 mmmirele

Southern Baptist Convention sexual abuse report on the Convention level (as opposed to state, regional or congregational level) has just dropped. Thread is still being added to.

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Johnny Hunt was president of the SBC from June 2008 to June 2010. He has a Wikipedia. The Wikipedia has not yet been updated to indicate Hunt has left his position at the North American Mission Board.

Not surprised, but FFS:

Longtime SBC leaders kept a private list of abusive pastors and ministers despite claiming for years that such an idea was impractical for stopping predators and impossible to adopt because of the SBC’s decentralized structure. Compiled since 2007, the roster contained the names of 703 offenders, most with an SBC connection. A few still work at churches in the SBC or other denominations.

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 1:48:02pm

re: #74 Dopamine Fish

So we’ve reached the stage where Republican candidates can make violent threats openly without any pushback or consequences? Good to know. Republicans should be asked about this lovely woman on political talk shows. Tie her around their dang necks.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:53:19pm

Well, looks like its my turn in the downpour. In the last few minutes the sky has turned dark, there has been a bunch of thunder and now it is raining.

Looks like this is the first of three fronts coming my way. Should raise the humiditure up a couple of notches.

Looks like the mass headed towards Philly is currently over Conestoga-Churchtown-Honeybrook. With a second mass along the Pa state line East of Hanover.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 22, 2022 • 1:54:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 1:55:46pm

re: #80 ckkatz

Yes. I am waiting for it. :(

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 1:57:32pm

re: #82 PhillyPretzel

Yes. I am waiting for it. :(

We got a little bit of rain because of this:

Hurricane Center keeping an eye on the Gulf (already), but low threat for a tropical storm

al.com

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 1:59:50pm

re: #73 Patricia Kayden

We’re expecting a big storm this evening here in the D.C./MD/VA area as well. Not looking forward to it at all. Sigh.

Looks like Upper Montgomery(Md) County just got hammered and the storm is headed towards Anne Arundal and points North. Northern PG may get brushed too.

I was at the Southern end of this line. The rain has mostly stopped here and the sun is back out in order to help with increasing the humiditure. :/

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 22, 2022 • 2:03:51pm

Well dodged the covid bullet again. Forgot to grab my mask off the dash a few days ago and went into the store without it. So I tested today and am still negative.

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JC1  May 22, 2022 • 2:04:42pm

re: #74 Dopamine Fish

The crazy is strong with these people.

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Isn’t she a distant 3rd with support in single digits? So basically an angrier, crazier GOP version of Marianne Williamson.

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ckkatz  May 22, 2022 • 2:05:59pm

re: #83 Decatur Deb

We got a little bit of rain because of this:

Hurricane Center keeping an eye on the Gulf (already), but low threat for a tropical storm

al.com

Looks like you are due for rain for a while.

IIrc, you are far enough inland that a hurricane is merely utterly miserable rather than dangerously life threatening?

I have brother who lives just north of Tampa. Whenever they get a hurricane warning, I start trying to ask about the gators that might float into his neighborhood. For some reason, he always changes the subject.

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2022 • 2:08:27pm

Our brief heatwave is going to end after a thunderstorm between 8-9PM. Temps in the 60s overnight and staying there in the day tomorrow. Yay.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 22, 2022 • 2:12:11pm

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Sherlock Hound  May 22, 2022 • 2:12:58pm

re: #88 Barefoot Grin

Our brief heatwave is going to end after a thunderstorm between 8-9PM. Temps in the 60s overnight and staying there in the day tomorrow. Yay.

I got a Severe Thunderstorm warning on my radio. The coastal breezes kept the temps down in Salem through noon, but it’s hot here now.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 2:13:34pm

I just went outside to check the clouds. They are just barely visible in the west.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 2:16:49pm
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”

However, Tennessee will be the first state to make it a felony with a 6-year prison term.

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

al.com

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2022 • 2:16:55pm

re: #90 Sherlock Hound

I got a Severe Thunderstorm warning on my radio. The coastal breezes kept the temps down in Salem through noon, but it’s hot here now.

My wife was in Portsmouth yesterday and said it was noticeably cooler there than inland where we live.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 2:31:36pm

Hmm. The clouds are coming in. A bit faster than I thought and the temps have gone down a little bit.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 2:49:36pm

re: #94 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. The clouds are coming in. A bit faster than I thought and the temps have gone down a little bit.

It’s going to come it fast and hard. Wind will whip. Depending on the cell that goes over you, it will be short or longer but much rain and wind. It was a bit circular here but no tornado talk. If you have anything that will blow around, secure it.
Sun is shining here now, temp dropped 15-18 degrees.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 2:50:45pm

re: #89 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

The face that screams “JACKPOT!!!!!”

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Belafon  May 22, 2022 • 2:53:55pm

re: #96 nines09

The face that screams “JACKPOT!!!!!”

Right after he jumps out in front of you.

I’m trying to figure out if $4000,000 is supposed to mean $400,000 or what. They included one comma.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 2:54:53pm

re: #95 nines09

Right now there is a dark band coming in and there is a lighter section after that. The winds are picking up a little. The winds are like a light breeze for now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2022 • 2:55:35pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 22, 2022 • 2:56:39pm

re: #97 Belafon

It was 400k.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 2:56:48pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

That is some of the best news I have heard today.

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Patricia Kayden  May 22, 2022 • 3:00:51pm

re: #84 ckkatz

Wow. The storm is supposed to hit Southern Maryland around 7 pm. Sorry to hear that happened in Montgomery County. Sounds pretty scary. This Spring has been weird.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 3:04:34pm

re: #97 Belafon

Right after he jumps out in front of you.

I’m trying to figure out if $4000,000 is supposed to mean $400,000 or what. They included one comma.

Small town newspapers are notorious for typo and what and huh reporting.
My local newspaper is notorious for screwing up names, locations, times, and on and on.
We called it the Daily Error.
Corrections were on page 2 the next day.
We had a band interview years ago that the reporter who wrote down what we said handed it off to Cub Reporter Biff who murdered it.
Bad.
Real bad.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:05:42pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

However, Tennessee will be the first state to make it a felony with a 6-year prison term.

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

al.com

Well, isn’t that just as American Christian as can be? Bless their hard, judgmental little hearts.

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BigPapa  May 22, 2022 • 3:06:49pm

Posted without comment dripping in irony or sarcasm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 3:06:55pm

re: #98 PhillyPretzel

Right now there is a dark band coming in and there is a lighter section after that. The winds are picking up a little. The winds are like a light breeze for now.

this is what it looked like here around this time yesterday:

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and this happened just west of Cincinnati (happened to be the same place where I had my F5 tornado encounter in 1974):

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Belafon  May 22, 2022 • 3:11:04pm

An idea, btw, for anyone here who likes to write, and knows a lot or is willing to learning a lot of pre-WW2 history. You don’t travel back in time and kill Hitler. You travel back in time and discredit the Nazi movement, make it a joke so that it cannot take root.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:16:25pm

re: #107 Belafon

An idea, btw, for anyone here who likes to write, and knows a lot or is willing to learning a lot of pre-WW2 history. You don’t travel back in time and kill Hitler. You travel back in time and discredit the Nazi movement, make it a joke so that it cannot take root.

Sure worked like a charm with Trumpism, eh?

Hitler had his Goebbels, Drumpf had his Faux News Channel.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:18:14pm

re: #107 Belafon

An idea, btw, for anyone here who likes to write, and knows a lot or is willing to learning a lot of pre-WW2 history. You don’t travel back in time and kill Hitler. You travel back in time and discredit the Nazi movement, make it a joke so that it cannot take root.

If I wanted to tamper, I would just let the air out of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s tire.

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calochortus  May 22, 2022 • 3:18:23pm

I’m trying to fill out my ballot (we’re all mail-in here) for the CA primary. Mostly fairly easy decisions, but I have no idea who to pick for county supervisor. They’re all against poverty, war and injustice (unlike the rest of you squares for you Tom Lehrer fans.) There is no incumbent and only only one of the four lacks what I would consider really relevant experience. Guess I’ll have to wait until I can discuss it with Mr. C. I know he hasn’t really looked at it yet and I had wanted to get it taken care of before we head off for the Central Coast for a few days tomorrow, but it isn’t urgent.

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EPR-radar  May 22, 2022 • 3:19:14pm

re: #107 Belafon

An idea, btw, for anyone here who likes to write, and knows a lot or is willing to learning a lot of pre-WW2 history. You don’t travel back in time and kill Hitler. You travel back in time and discredit the Nazi movement, make it a joke so that it cannot take root.

The historical Nazis were a joke for years. Until suddenly they weren’t. So IMO it would be tough to write the story, and the more the author knows about this history, the harder it would be to make it believable.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 3:19:23pm

re: #108 austin_blue

Trump has his rallies just like his hero. Even had/has a signature symbol.
Would I be a bad man wishing he die a horrible long lingering painful death?
Because I can carry that.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:23:46pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, isn’t that just as American Christian as can be? Bless their hard, judgmental little hearts.

As always, the cruelty is the point.

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EPR-radar  May 22, 2022 • 3:27:56pm

re: #113 Decatur Deb

As always, the cruelty is the point.

Someone with the appropriate background really needs to give a Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon vs. the US Religious Right.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:28:17pm

re: #112 nines09

Trump has his rallies just like his hero. Even had/has a signature symbol.

Would I be a bad man wishing he die a horrible long lingering painful death?

Because I can carry that.

Well, yes, I suppose so.

I, on the other hand, am not so bloodthirsty and merely wish that he gets squashed by a big meteor. Quick and tidy.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:29:09pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

Someone with the appropriate background really needs to give a Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon vs. the US Religious Right.

They would cheer and “amen” at the wrong spots.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:30:10pm

re: #115 austin_blue

Well, yes, I suppose so.

I, on the other hand, am not so bloodthirsty and merely wish that he gets squashed by a big meteor. Quick and tidy.

Think of the collateral damage. It might take out the whole of Mar-a-Larceny.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 3:31:30pm

re: #115 austin_blue

That’s a dream.
Mine could be reality.

Not blood thirsty.
Just want payback, and even if I do not witness it, payback.
Blood thirsty would be him set on fire and thrown through a plate glass window into the path of a semi hauling 60 thousand pounds. That only ran over his legs.
Now that is blood thirsty.

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2022 • 3:32:10pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

Someone with the appropriate background really needs to give a Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon vs. the US Religious Right.

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” broke my brain. Mostly because we had to read it, but teachers even 45 years ago wouldn’t comment on how fucked up it is.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:33:00pm

re: #119 Barefoot Grin

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” broke my brain. Mostly because we had to read it, but teachers even 45 years ago wouldn’t comment on how fucked up it is.

The nuns thought it was a little one-sided.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:34:57pm

re: #117 Decatur Deb

Think of the collateral damage. It might take out the whole of Mar-a-Larceny.

Exactly!

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EPR-radar  May 22, 2022 • 3:35:38pm

re: #119 Barefoot Grin

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” broke my brain. Mostly because we had to read it, but teachers even 45 years ago wouldn’t comment on how fucked up it is.

It’s definitely not the kind of thing to subject impressionable children to.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:36:03pm

re: #121 austin_blue

Exactly!

We’d never stop hearing about Jewish Space Railguns.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 22, 2022 • 3:37:00pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2022 • 3:37:15pm

re: #120 Decatur Deb

The nuns thought it was a little one-sided.

“It doesn’t matter what you do because God has already decided, but you’ll get extra punishment if you don’t follow my teachings.”

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:38:34pm

re: #124 The Pie Overlord!

The Varsity Drag, perhaps?

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 3:41:01pm
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BigPapa  May 22, 2022 • 3:42:31pm

For when you have Cat Snatch Fever

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2022 • 3:42:38pm

re: #127 Decatur Deb

That might be it. Either way it sounds good.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:42:42pm

re: #123 Decatur Deb

We’d never stop hearing about Jewish Space Railguns.

Well, that’s the thing. Jack Nicholson was playing the Devil (incarnate!) in The Witches of Eastwick, and had a great line:

“When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!”

So, no Soros space stations, just fate.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2022 • 3:53:21pm

So we go to a playoff in Tulsa at the PGA Championship.

Will Zalatoris (sp?), 2nd at The Masters this year vs. Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA champ.

The Chilean who was leading the tournament, Mito Pereira, double-bogeyed the final hole and shot himself in the foot, missing the Playoff by a stroke.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 22, 2022 • 3:55:57pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, isn’t that just as American Christian as can be? Bless their hard, judgmental little hearts.

I suggest that every homeless person within 200 miles should come and camp out there and let the forces of good and decency arrest them. Make sure there are people around with cameras and internet connections.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2022 • 4:02:21pm
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A Three Hour Tour  May 22, 2022 • 4:02:58pm

re: #119 Barefoot Grin

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” broke my brain. Mostly because we had to read it, but teachers even 45 years ago wouldn’t comment on how fucked up it is.

If it were my class, I would then assign Thomas Paine’s “The Age of Reason,” whether or not doing so would get me fired.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 4:04:32pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

That woman has a PhD from an accredited (religious) school. She worked in education administration for 19 years.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2022 • 4:07:20pm

re: #134 A Three Hour Tour

If it were my class, I would then assign Thomas Paine’s “The Age of Reason,” whether or not doing so would get me fired.

We had “Angry God” around 5th grade History. It’s Calvinist, so our RC teacher didn’t endorse it particularly.

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nines09  May 22, 2022 • 4:08:14pm

re: #135 Decatur Deb

Jesus got a kick out of people being crucified until his number was called.
They only took him because Romans had gun control.

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A Three Hour Tour  May 22, 2022 • 4:10:19pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Well, isn’t that just as American Christian as can be? Bless their hard, judgmental little hearts.

You just know that these people’s twisted minds would twist a 6 year felony prison term against the homeless as a compassionate humanitarian gesture - steady meals, a bunk, a roof over their heads, medical care, all on the taxpayer’s dime.

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2022 • 4:10:38pm

re: #134 A Three Hour Tour

If it were my class, I would then assign Thomas Paine’s “The Age of Reason,” whether or not doing so would get me fired.

And maybe Akutagawa’s “Spider’s Thread.”

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A Three Hour Tour  May 22, 2022 • 4:14:16pm

re: #136 Decatur Deb

We had “Angry God” around 5th grade History. It’s Calvinist, so our RC teacher didn’t endorse it particularly.

I went to public school, so “Sinners” had to wait until High School U.S. History. We skimped on the so-called Great Awakening in seventh grade U.S. History.


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