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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jun 30, 2022 • 6:40:03pm

Food pron. No, I’m not going to hide it. Boneless chicken breast, wild/brown rice with mushrooms and sweet peas. Cooling down and plated. Low carb and it tasted good.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2022 • 6:41:39pm

Twitter is pushing this Bloomberg headline:

Biden says Americans will have to stomach high gas prices “as long as it takes”

It strikes me as the doom for any Biden re-election.

Context is everything but headline writers only care about putting eyes on product.

Right now Biden is on the Jimmy Carter trajectory.

Any sufficiently loud and obnoxious strong-man is going to win in 2024 if Biden is painted into a Carter-esque corner.

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BigPapa  Jun 30, 2022 • 6:45:57pm

Season 3 of The Wire down. So good.

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Dangerman  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:01:19pm

“Oh, man—he’s just smashing every one of your records.”

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:04:19pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:04:54pm
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Captain Ron  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:06:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:07:47pm

About that libertarian funny money and how you can safely use it to buy illegal weapons, drugs, child sex slaves, and other stuff libertarians like:

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:17:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:17:38pm

Libertarians are still calling for breaking up the country.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:20:46pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Libertarians are still calling for breaking up the country.

The national party did as well. They’re a seditionist party now just like the Republicans.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:22:56pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Libertarians are still calling for breaking up the country.

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Are they also tools of the Russians?

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:24:43pm

re: #7 Captain Ron

Seems as if no matter what Republicans do, voters support them. Sigh.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:28:39pm

re: #13 Patricia Kayden

Seems as if no matter what Republicans do, voters support them. Sigh.

It appears too many Americans support a white supremacist patriarchal theocracy.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:29:01pm

New model kit.
Clear Prop Tu-143 Reys. Clear Prop is a new Ukrainian company, further cementing that country’s leadership in this field. They produce some really interesting models, too. Some of these have great artwork, though the Tu-143 is not one of those. The TU-143 itself was a Soviet era reconnaissance drone, basically a cruise missile that would fly out, take pictures, then return to its point of origin for recovery by parachute. Russia phased theirs out years ago but Ukraine still has hunrdeds of them. They have received a variety of upgrades, especially in the area of electronic payloads. These elint and jamming versions have been used successfully against their erstwhile orginators.
The model is 1/72 scale (1 inch=6 feet) so it is quite small, about 41/2 inches long, but comes with a cart, a nifty display stand and the all-important Ukrainian markings.


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William Lewis  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:29:56pm

re: #12 Hecuba’s daughter

Are they also tools of the Russians?

Right alongside the Getting Republicans Elected Every November Party.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:35:27pm

re: #16 William Lewis

Right alongside the Getting Republicans Elected Every November Party.

Like the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party is becoming more extreme. Their current philosophy seems very destructive. Gary Johnson and William Weld who were the 2016 party standard bearers seemed like rational politicians (all right — Johnson was eccentric but with a good sense of humor).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:40:33pm

re: #17 Hecuba’s daughter

Like the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party is becoming more extreme. Their current philosophy seems very destructive. Gary Johnson and William Weld who were the 2016 party standard bearers seemed like rational politicians (all right — Johnson was eccentric but with a good sense of humor).

Johnson got booed when he opined that abolishing drivers’ licences would be a bad thing during the 2016 Libertarian Party debate.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:46:35pm

Calling it a night Lizards. Just as a FYI, my online presence is going to be curtailed quite a bit until further notice. So if you don’t see me here for a few weeks or more, well, it is what it is. Be well and may you find peace and comfort were ever you can in these troubled times.

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:52:42pm

re: #19 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

You, too!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:53:06pm
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mmmirele  Jun 30, 2022 • 7:54:16pm

Thread…we already knew Arizona’s prison “health” “system” was craptastic, a federal judge made a bunch of findings today.

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terraincognita  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:17:57pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Besides Donald Trump’s mental maladies progressing from narcissistic sociopathy into the realm of the psychopathic after the 2020 election, what strikes me as just as dangerous—or even more so—is the welling up of popular belief that an insurrection and attempted overthrow of the US government is one of political frivolousness obsession.

This lunacy and derangement syndrome seems to be on the increase rather than mitigated by the establishment of facts by the select committee. The 800 lb gorilla in the room at the hearings is the fact that tens of millions of Americans actually believe and back the rantings of a maniacal psychopath rather than to seek the truth beyond their own prejudices and partisanship.

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A Cranky One  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:21:51pm

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A Cranky One  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:34:55pm

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austin_blue  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:35:40pm

re: #3 BigPapa

Season 3 of The Wire down. So good.

Oh, just wait! It’s going to blow your doors off in the next season.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:35:41pm
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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:38:36pm

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austin_blue  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:46:31pm

Night all, sweet dreams.

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CleverToad  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:48:48pm

re: #19 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Calling it a night Lizards. Just as a FYI, my online presence is going to be curtailed quite a bit until further notice. So if you don’t see me here for a few weeks or more, well, it is what it is. Be well and may you find peace and comfort were ever you can in these troubled times.

Take care of yourself. Sending good juju to you and Robyn.

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A Cranky One  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:50:27pm

re: #19 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Thanks for letting us know so we don’t fret.

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Targetpractice  Jun 30, 2022 • 8:59:42pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Libertarians are still calling for breaking up the country.

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A “National Divorce” is like most concepts that libertarians like to push: Sounds great until you realize they have no real plan to make it happen or what to do when it inevitably goes to shit.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:14:10pm

re: #31 A Cranky One

Thanks for letting us know so we don’t fret.

As much.

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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:19:03pm

Haven’t been sharing Wordle much because it’s become so routine, but figured I’d need to share this one.

Wordle 377 5/6

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I am unreasonably upset at that 4th guess.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:22:07pm

re: #34 Citizen K

Haven’t been sharing Wordle much because it’s become so routine, but figured I’d need to share this one.

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Nice one. Only one possible way to proceed.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:29:33pm

re: #34 Citizen K

Haven’t been sharing Wordle much because it’s become so routine, but figured I’d need to share this one.

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William Lewis  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:50:06pm
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BeachDem  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:51:17pm

Issac Bailey (a favorite of mine and a great guy) not having any of Tim Scott’s bullshit


news.yahoo.com

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 30, 2022 • 9:53:40pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 30, 2022 • 10:43:32pm

And really, when I hear the word “divorce,” my mind naturally pictures an amicable and peaceful separation of states with a totally equitable split of all claims and resources with all parties feeling the results sound and just. Because after all, nobody’s heard of a messy divorce, right?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2022 • 10:46:40pm

So the governor and legislature finally signed a compromise on what to do with our giant budget surplus.

Most of us will get some money back.

Payments won’t start to go out until October and will be strung out over 3 months until Jan’23.

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Targetpractice  Jun 30, 2022 • 11:07:18pm

re: #41 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So the governor and legislature finally signed a compromise on what to do with our giant budget surplus.

Most of us will get some money back.

Payments won’t start to go out until October and will be strung out over 3 months until Jan’23.

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Must be nice to live in a sane state. Here in VA, our “moderate” governor just announced this week his intent to pass a 15 week abortion ban, something which will no doubt go over grand with the lily-white suburban voters who “took a chance” on electing him last year.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2022 • 11:40:08pm

I finished a hellacious process of changing phone companies today. I had a whole lot of numbers, mostly written down, and then almost blanked on my debit card PIN at the last step. It felt like I walked out of dystopia and into the world the rest of you live in (a different dystopia…) I’ve only called my husband so far, but that’s about all I did with the old phone, so if that works, I’m pretty much set. New 4G flip phones. As expected, I heard again about Mr. w’s original phone; a wooden box on the wall with a hand crank. Their number was one long and 2 short.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2022 • 11:43:11pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

Well, California is home to most of the “1%” in this country, so that generates a large revenue stream into the Franchise Tax Board.

Plus many profitable companies add to the tax base.

All of this also is why land prices are so astronomical.

So yes, the giant surplus is going to works projects and refunds for millions of people.

But land rents will suck up all those refunds very quickly.

California (and the rest of the west) face a never-ending water crisis. The refund expenditures won’t do much about that, though some of the surplus is going to energy deals that should secure Californians electricity during extremes (contra Texas.)

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jun 30, 2022 • 11:46:24pm

If this country split along conservative/liberal lines, the first order of business for the new conservative nation will be to declare war on the new liberal nation.

Their political beliefs require an enemy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 1, 2022 • 12:03:34am

Admit it, you always wanted to know:

The mystery of how dinosaurs had sex

[…]

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to tell if the psittacosaurus in question is male or female, or exactly what kinds of sexual organs they possessed, because its respective body parts are hidden within. This leaves dinosaurs with two possible mating strategies - the (shudder) so-called “cloacal kiss”, in which two dinosaurs would have lined up their cloacas, with the male ejecting his semen directly into the female’s - a common strategy among birds- or the more familiar version, where there’s a penis involved (how crocodiles do it).

Without further evidence and with zero other fossilised dinosaur cloacas to go on, the jury is still out.

[…]

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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2022 • 12:30:41am

Yay, a three, for a streak of 2.

Wordle 377 3/6

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 12:52:10am

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:26:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:47:36am

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The concept of #nationaldivorce might sound scary, but it really isnt. People should be free to live their lives in the way that makes them happy. Why should everyone be tied to the same federal government in a guaranteed lose-lose cycle of elections and changing laws?/blockquote>

We should all each live in our own Republic of Bob, Republic of Lyle, Republic of George, etc…I don’t know how they stand on family clans, but assuming they will become the base unit of politics that would put us roughly back to feudal Europe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:48:34am

re: #13 Patricia Kayden

Seems as if no matter what Republicans do, voters support them. Sigh.

At least for rural voters, food and gasoline and utilities are the biggest items on the bill after rent. And that is what they vote.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:50:18am

re: #22 mmmirele

Thread…we already knew Arizona’s prison “health” “system” was craptastic, a federal judge made a bunch of findings today.

Arizona votes wanted Law and Order at all Costs but also Low, Low, Low Taxes. This what they comes of that approach

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:46:32am

Morning Lizards.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:58:01am

Michele: look into T-mobile Internet. I get an obscene amount of bandwidth at much higher speeds for $55 a month. Don’t know about with cell.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:08:02am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:11:24am

re: #42 Targetpractice

Elections have consequences and he was caught on a hot mic saying what he would do about abortion if elected Governor. At least we know he keeps his promises.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:13:47am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least for rural voters, food and gasoline and utilities are the biggest items on the bill after rent. And that is what they vote.

Gov Abbott deregulated utilities to the point where people died when their heat shut off during a snowstorm. That’s not leadership. Again, voters never hold Republicans accountable for the screw ups — even when people die.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:14:28am
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TarHellion  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:26:55am

Wordle 377 4/6

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Wow! Feel like a champ for getting the 4/6. Been a tough week for these. Hope everyone has a fantabulous holiday weekend!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:34:51am

re: #54 William Lewis

Michele: look into T-mobile Internet. I get an obscene amount of bandwidth at much higher speeds for $55 a month. Don’t know about with cell.

We got that here, it is actually a good deal, they have tons of competition and are out to retain their market share by actually being competent and not just trendy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:36:11am

re: #57 Patricia Kayden

Gov Abbott deregulated utilities to the point where people died when their heat shut off during a snowstorm. That’s not leadership. Again, voters never hold Republicans accountable for the screw ups — even when people die.

…and yet they successfully sold that to many of their constituents as the Cost of Freedom - buried in the ground (along with schoolchildren, churchgoers, spouses and shoppers).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:37:18am

“What makes wage slavery? Wages! Abolish them any you’ll be free!”
-Groucho Marx

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:38:57am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We got that here, it is actually a good deal, they have tons of competition and are out to retain their market share by actually being competent and not just trendy.

Exactly what I’ve found since ditching CL and going with them. Fast, reliable, cheap - everything CenturyLink was not. I do need to get another cheap hub though since the modem they sent me only has to ethernet ports to connect to computers and I have a number of old beasts that need wire.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:39:30am

Those three last guesses absolutely baffled me.

I also need to double-check myself when I think a word is a proper noun, because a lot of the time, it’s both.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:39:32am

re: #54 William Lewis

Michele: look into T-mobile Internet. I get an obscene amount of bandwidth at much higher speeds for $55 a month. Don’t know about with cell.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:41:22am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We got that here, it is actually a good deal, they have tons of competition and are out to retain their market share by actually being competent and not just trendy.

T-Mobile has been a fantastic cell phone provider to have. I don’t have their home Internet service, but only because we do lots of video gaming, and I’m not certain how latency works on what amounts to a variable bitrate connection. But it’s a sorely tempting offer.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:41:54am

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:43:42am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We got that here, it is actually a good deal, they have tons of competition and are out to retain their market share by actually being competent and not just trendy.

You’re lucky in Germany - here in Czech Republic, there’s a de facto cartel of O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone….and the Czech Telecommunication Authority refuses to do anything about it. IIRC, we have the second-highest mobile tariffs in the EU.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:46:26am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

You’re lucky in Germany - here in Czech Republic, there’s a de facto cartel of O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone….and the Czech Telecommunication Authority refuses to do anything about it. IIRC, we have the second-highest mobile tariffs in the EU.

Bulgaria got a similar cartel deal with electricity: some of the lowest wages and the highest prices for electricity in Europe

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:49:43am

This is a fantastic angle.

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:00:16am

re: #67 William Lewis

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Read a bit of rather biting satire yesterday:

“We Would Do Something, But Then We Wouldn’t Have the Power to Do Something, So We Can’t Do Something”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:00:30am

re: #70 Dopamine Fish

This is a fantastic angle.

They used to talk about how Tim Tebow’s mom was single and could have aborted him. But she didn’t and it is great that she had the CHOICE.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:05:52am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They used to talk about how Tim Tebow’s mom was single and could have aborted him. But she didn’t and it is great that she had the CHOICE.

Just think: If she’d chosen the other way, she would’ve saved the world a whole lot of mediocre football, Christian pearl-clutching, and agonizingly bad First Amendment takes.

/ (I’m not a total monster, after all)

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Moe Avattar  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:12:21am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Except she wasn’t single, and they lived in a very Catholic country.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:16:10am

re: #69 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Bulgaria got a similar cartel deal with electricity: some of the lowest wages and the highest prices for electricity in Europe

One of the funnier examples of the Czech Telecommunications Authority’s thinking here was this little gem from about three years back. When asked why mobile data prices here were so outrageously expensive compared to the rest of the EU, the person in charge said (and this is a quote), “The reason for this is because unfortunately, most Czechs utilize free WiFi services at shopping centers or what have you, which causes mobile data prices to be high.”

LOL. I don’t know what kind of school of economics this person went to, but they certainly weren’t paying attention when the law of supply and demand was brought up. 😄

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:19:49am

re: #74 Moe Avattar

Except she wasn’t single, and they lived in a very Catholic country.

did not know that

But TT was the poster child for Persecuted Christians back when that was getting to be all the rage again.

Later, the same people would get very upset about other football players kneeling on the field.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:20:29am

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

LOL. I don’t know what kind of school of economics this person went to, but they certainly weren’t paying attention when the law of supply and demand was brought up. 😄

They were taught the law of Baffle and Bullshit

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:21:26am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

did not know that

But TT was the poster child for Persecuted Christians back when that was getting to be all the rage again.

Later, the same people would get very upset about other football players kneeling on the field.

Yeah, but they were kneeling while non-white (or worse, in support of non-whites) and that’s horrific!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:22:59am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were taught the law of Baffle and Bullshit

Yeah, most likely. I had to read that quote a couple times when I first saw it, because I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading. And even worse, the journalist doing the interview didn’t immediately respond with, “What?!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:30:07am
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steve_davis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:36:46am

re: #15 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

New model kit.
Clear Prop Tu-143 Reys. Clear Prop is a new Ukrainian company, further cementing that country’s leadership in this field. They produce some really interesting models, too. Some of these have great artwork, though the Tu-143 is not one of those. The TU-143 itself was a Soviet era reconnaissance drone, basically a cruise missile that would fly out, take pictures, then return to its point of origin for recovery by parachute. Russia phased theirs out years ago but Ukraine still has hunrdeds of them. They have received a variety of upgrades, especially in the area of electronic payloads. These elint and jamming versions have been used successfully against their erstwhile orginators.
The model is 1/72 scale (1 inch=6 feet) so it is quite small, about 41/2 inches long, but comes with a cart, a nifty display stand and the all-important Ukrainian markings.

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Clear Prop Tu-143 Reys. Clear Prop is a new Ukrainian company, further rubber cementing that country’s leadership in this field.

A little copy-editing there.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:39:55am

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, most likely. I had to read that quote a couple times when I first saw it, because I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading. And even worse, the journalist doing the interview didn’t immediately respond with, “What?!”

So, your journalists went to American journalism schools?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:43:45am

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

Turns out the coup that was actually successful took place inside the SCOTUS.

But the chief perpetrator and organizer was Mitch McConnell, who laid the groundwork by sitting on his hands and refusing to even hold hearings for Merrick Garland, who then arranged Justice Kennedy to resign, and then rushed through the replacement for RBG…he succeeded and the damage will take decades, even generations to recover from.

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steve_davis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:54:40am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But the chief perpetrator and organizer was Mitch McConnell, who sat on his hands and refused to even hold hearings for Merrick Garland, then arranged Justice Kennedy to resign, and then forced through the replacement for RBG…he succeeded and the damage will take decades, even generations to recover from.

nah. it will take 52 senators and a House majority, with a Democratic president, busting the filibuster and then expanding the court to 13 to match the number of federal district court systems, as was originally envisaged. Lots of doom and gloom, but the beauty of democracy is that the worm always turns, and payback will be a bitch.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:56:03am

re: #84 steve_davis

nah. it will take 52 senators and a House majority, with a Democratic president, busting the filibuster and then expanding the court to 13 to match the number of federal district court systems, as was originally envisaged. Lots of doom and gloom, but the beauty of democracy is that the worm always turns, and payback will be a bitch.

Also, go over decisions of those justices with a loupe, going from current day backwards, to see whether errors warranting impeachment have been made.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:57:25am

re: #82 Dopamine Fish

So, your journalists went to American journalism schools?

A lot of journalists here, like their American counterparts, are more concerned with maintaining access to important folks, so they figure it’s better not to ask uncomfortable questions.

That being said, there’s some household-name journalists (Czech households, that is) who have no qualms about making even prime ministers squirm in discomfort on live TV.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:58:00am

re: #84 steve_davis

nah. it will take 52 senators and a House majority, with a Democratic president, busting the filibuster and then expanding the court to 13 to match the number of federal district court systems, as was originally envisaged. Lots of doom and gloom, but the beauty of democracy is that the worm always turns, and payback will be a bitch.

That first bit is what I am concerned about. Americans are likely to get out and vote for a party that promises them cheap gas and groceries regardless of the social cost.

The deck is already stacked in the GOP’s favor between gerrymandering, the structure of the senate and the party’s willingness to go to any length to secure themselves a favorable outcome.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:59:45am

So, ACB greeted newly installed Justice Ketani Brown to the SCOTUS.

Her gift?

Handmaid’s Tale robes.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:05:41am

re: #84 steve_davis

nah. it will take 52 senators and a House majority, with a Democratic president, busting the filibuster and then expanding the court to 13 to match the number of federal district court systems, as was originally envisaged. Lots of doom and gloom, but the beauty of democracy is that the worm always turns, and payback will be a bitch.

From your lips to the Ladies ears.

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jeffreyw  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:06:17am

Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:07:24am
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:08:34am

WTELF?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:11:43am

re: #92 Teukka

WTELF?

you can throw up on them, rinse them off and nobody will notice

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:13:15am

re: #89 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

From your lips to the Ladies ears.

I hope that the recent SCOTUS antics are enough to get the voters out en masse again to ensure a clear Democratic majority in House and >Senate.

But there are a lot of factors working against that outcome, not the least our media.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:16:34am

re: #36 Hecuba’s daughter

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:21:23am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

Alleged Proud Boys members attempt to get into The Mojo in Woodland, CA and are met with pepper spray. The bar had planned an all ages Drag Show tonight, which was postponed due to security concerns

Again, this is the sort of Woke Socialist Hellhole America has become under Biden.

Patriots can no longer safely exercise their 2A rights while seeking to intimidate transvestites without risking bodily harm.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:25:02am
“Joined by Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, a group of House Republicans on Thursday announced a new bill that would empower parents to sue public schools that expose their children to drag shows,” Bridge Michigan reports.

“The six legislators were unable to name an example of that happening in a Michigan public school, but they proposed allowing parents to sue districts for up to $10,000 if it ever does.”

righteous indignation and action (see what we did!) over something that they admit does not exist

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:27:38am
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:30:05am

This Court will crawl through broken glass to shred the Constitution to ban abortion. They will burn the 1A and the Commerce Clause and the 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments for good measure to carve out generous exceptions to those rights and freedoms, all to deny women access to safe abortions.

This is bad for all Americans, but Christian fascists are good with all of this. They think this favors them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:31:33am

re: #97 Dangerman

righteous indignation and action (see what we did!) over something that they admit does not exist

So guns in school are A-okay, but the kids happen to see a grown man in a dress and that’s the most traumatizing fucking thing ever?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:32:14am

re: #92 Teukka

LOL I’ve seen better sandals at the little Vietnamese shop down the street for the equivalent of less than four bucks.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:36:15am

He’s not wrong.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:36:59am

re: #97 Dangerman

besides, how do you define ‘drag’?

when a male wears makeup, dyes his hair a ridiculous color, and struts around with exaggerated gestures?

cause that’s TFG

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:37:10am

GOP is already advocation a national Fetal Heartbeat Law or a Life Begins at Conception Law that will result in a de facto or even absolute national ban.

Dems need to remind people everywhere what they can expect if they vote GOP.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:37:35am
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:42:01am

re: #92 Teukka

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:43:08am

re: #100 Eclectic Cyborg

So guns in school are A-okay, but the kids happen to see a grown man in a dress and that’s the most traumatizing fucking thing ever?

i wonder what Harvard has to say about it

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:44:19am

Please tell me this is a ‘shop?

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:46:05am

re: #107 Dangerman

Well… they did have to see Rudy in drag… so there’s that.

Youtube Video

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:46:22am

re: #106 lawhawk

I keep seeing ‘Scandal” instead of sandal.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:46:46am

why do i think they know all this shit they just pulled is bullshit and will not last long term and they did it anyway?

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:46:52am

re: #110 Rightwingconspirator

I keep seeing ‘Scandal” instead of sandal.

Same here….

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:47:51am

re: #111 Dangerman

why do i think they know all this shit they just pulled is bullshit and will not last long term and they did it anyway?

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Or would not last long if it were for something they know and we don’t…

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:50:47am

re: #111 Dangerman

Wishful thinking.

As long as the GOP holds the Senate and the court majority is this 6, we’re going to see this remain in place.

But the rationales they used to overturn these decisions is so flimsy as to make it easy to reverse, because they didn’t heed facts, law, science, or precedent. They just imposed their views, and cherry picked nonsense to buttress their “argument”. It was textbook legislating from the bench.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:51:00am

Those Rudy sandals looks like Crocs without the holes.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:51:21am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:53:31am

i hear the train a’coming…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:54:17am

re: #115 Eclectic Cyborg

Those Rudy sandals looks like Crocs without the holes.

They’re probably Crocs factory rejects that Lindell got for about fifty cents a pair. 😄

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:00:42am

re: #92 Teukka

My best block to date.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:01:19am
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Dr. Matt  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:04:24am

Let’s see if/when he walks this back….

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:05:05am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Let’s see if/when he walks this back….

Early fall?

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:05:54am

🏌‍♀️

Phew

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:06:29am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Doubt he will. They’re going to go all in on DeSantis. He is much younger, has a service record, and he’s a bigger asshole.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:08:45am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Let’s see if/when he walks this back….

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He’s testing the waters for DeathSantis — all the evil of Trump but with better skill on manipulating the power structures.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:09:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:14:11am

re: #103 Dangerman

besides, how do you define ‘drag’?

when a male wears makeup, dyes his hair a ridiculous color, and struts around with exaggerated gestures?

cause that’s TFG

Like everything else, the RW gets to be ultimate arbiters of whatever they want to ban and which exemptions are to be made for what they want to still allow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:15:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:16:14am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Scotland has a similar warning radar for midgie swarms along the shores of Loch Lomond.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:16:24am

oh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:17:28am

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:22:40am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:23:23am

re: #124 GlutenFreeJesus

Doubt he will. They’re going to go all in on DeSantis. He is much younger, has a service record, and he’s a bigger asshole.

And will certainly syphon off big-money donors from Trump.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:23:55am

Conspiracy to commit witness tampering.
Witness tampering.

Meadows should be prosecuted for this alone. The intermediary should be prosecuted.

All of these people engaged in a crime spree that continues to this very day. They’re not done by any means.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:24:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:26:03am

GOP blueprint for prosperity:

Cut taxes to a bare minimum
Remove all government regulations on health, safety, labor, environment and guns
Ban all abortions and gays
Privatize all education
Abolish all social programs
Remove separation of Church and State

Sit back and watch the well-paid non-union jobs just start cropping up everywhere, ones which will allow fathers to support a stay-at-home mom and her passel of children.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:26:10am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

Some cities were so choked by air pollution that closing the windows wasn’t enough. Water quality has vastly improved since EPA established. Air quality vastly improved.

This Court and the right wing Christian fascists are intent on gutting the administrative state that has improved the lives of all Americans, so that a privileged few can profit (and smell that Perrier-Air) while everyone else chokes…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:29:31am

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A violent standoff situation ended Thursday night with two officers dead and six others injured, five of which were officers, according to a Kentucky State Police arrest citation.

The citation identifies the suspected shooter as Lance Storz, 49, from Allen. He was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The eighth injured victim at the scene was an emergency management director.

The citation states Storz ‘used a rifle to fire multiple rounds at police officers around his home’ on Main Street in Allen, Kentucky.

The arrest citation says a police K-9 was also shot and killed.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:29:54am

re: #137 lawhawk

Some cities were so choked by air pollution that closing the windows wasn’t enough. Water quality has vastly improved since EPA established. Air quality vastly improved.

This Court and the right wing Christian fascists are intent on gutting the administrative state that has improved the lives of all Americans, so that a privileged few can profit (and smell that Perrier-Air) while everyone else chokes…

Doing the right thing for everybody is so inconvenient

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:31:36am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

But according to our Supreme Court, this is his right.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:32:49am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uvalde PD: see?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:33:27am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

the suspect

wsaz.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:34:34am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

He looks like a reasonable guy.

//

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:38:54am

re: #45 Odie Hugh Manatee

If this country split along conservative/liberal lines, the first order of business for the new conservative nation will be to declare war on the new liberal nation.

Their political beliefs require an enemy.

Which is why I would start to break up massive military bases like Ft. Hood right now and distribute the assets and personnel across the US territory, especially into blue states.

It never ceases to amaze me how dependent entire regions are so dependent on massive government spending like the areas surrounding Ft. Hood are yet the population is so gung-ho in denial about Socialism.

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Jay C  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:39:28am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Let’s see if/when he walks this back….

About half an hour after Trump announces his re-election bid…

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:40:25am

re: #100 Eclectic Cyborg

So guns in school are A-okay, but the kids happen to see a grown man in a dress and that’s the most traumatizing fucking thing ever?

There don’t even need to be actual guns in the schools. Those active shooter drills are plenty traumatizing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:40:57am
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:42:58am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

the suspect

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wsaz.com

Was this the guy who began his rampage when being served with an EPO for DV? BTW, the DV circle overlaps significantly with the mass shooter circle in a Venn diagram…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:43:49am

re: #88 lawhawk

So, ACB greeted newly installed Justice Ketani Brown to the SCOTUS.

Her gift?

Handmaid’s Tale robes.

A female SCOTUS justice would be an Aunt. Aunt Amy, Aunt Ketanji, etc.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:44:24am

re: #90 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That’s beautiful!

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:44:48am

How the heck is this even a thing?

Algorithms push this to the top. That’s how. They know this and don’t change the algorithm that leads to this result.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:46:08am

re: #148 Teukka

Was this the guy who began his rampage when being served with an EPO for DV? BTW, the DV circle overlaps significantly with the mass shooter circle in a Venn diagram…

All I know so far is that it was a court-ordered warrant.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:48:33am

re: #151 lawhawk

How the heck is this even a thing?

Algorithms push this to the top. That’s how. They know this and don’t change the algorithm that leads to this result.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:49:40am

re: #149 The Pie Overlord!

A female SCOTUS justice would be an Aunt. Aunt Amy, Aunt Ketanji, etc.

If we’re going for accrucay, there would be no female judges.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:53:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:53:48am

re: #144 Florida Panhandler

Which is why I would start to break up massive military bases like Ft. Hood right now and distribute the assets and personnel across the US territory, especially into blue states.

It never ceases to amaze me how dependent entire regions are so dependent on massive government spending like the areas surrounding Ft. Hood are yet the population is so gung-ho in denial about Socialism.

Defense spending is Good Spending. And as long as they employ enough white people it is a Good Thing.

They refuse to see it as a form of socialism.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:54:58am

re: #124 GlutenFreeJesus

Doubt he will. They’re going to go all in on DeSantis. He is much younger, has a service record, and he’s a bigger asshole.

DeSantis 2024
All the Hates. No Throwing Plates.

It could be that DeSantis is more discreet with his tantrums. Cause he looks like he could throw a doosie.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:56:13am

re: #157 Teddy’s Person

He’s a more disciplined fascist.

The worst kind.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:56:28am

Now I’ve seen everything… O.O

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:58:07am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

If SCOTUS is now so broken that it cannot be fixed, it must be abolished. This means a new Constitution. A new Constitution opens up opportunity for the loonies and wackos to insert any and all grievances and fantastically rancid fever dreams into the very fabric of the nation. Either this, or just break up the country into a Balkanized confederacy with underground railroads, massive interstate black markets, interstate conflict over water and mineral rights, and even outright military conflict.

The only other option is to keep what we have and learn to deal with an entirely political SCOTUS that, depending on who is in control of the government, can swing wildly every 4 years or so with more and more court stacking until 20-30 years from now when all the old voters currently watching Fox News right now are dead. Either way, we’re fucked.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:59:19am

re: #4 Dangerman

Youtube Video

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:00:27am

re: #158 lawhawk

He’s a more disciplined fascist.

The worst kind.

and a highly competent one. He knows how to use government pressure to crack down on “woke” industries, which will be the next stage of the the Great Fascist Remaking of America.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:00:42am

re: #58 Teukka

Chaser:

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:01:55am

re: #159 Teukka

Now I’ve seen everything… O.O

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Nothing says I supprot people having control of thier own bodies more than telling them what to wear. JFC, I can’t even with these pathetic men. Here’s a thought, take contol of your own fucking body and dont’ look.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:02:08am

re: #163 Teukka

It was “involuntary relocation” , remember?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:04:03am

re: #159 Teukka

…and just what makes them “highly erogenic”? Perhaps the fact that they are considered taboo have been sexualized for ages. Much the same was once said about legs or uncovered female hair.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:05:40am

I’m a hetero male. The mere sight of exposed cleavage doesn’t usually arouse me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:06:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:07:20am

keep telling yourself this:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:10:37am

I used Scrabble tiles. Is that cheating?

Wordle 377 4/6

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:11:14am

re: #167 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m a hetero male. The mere sight of exposed cleavage doesn’t usually arouse me.

Some men (and some women, probably) are into that. The thing of it is, if we banned everything that aroused somebody, we’d have nothing. Literally nothing. The very existence of Rule 34 implies, by definition, that we would have to exist in isolated nothingness if we wanted to avoid everything that caused sexual arousal in a human.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:12:50am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:13:21am

re: #90 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:13:41am

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

Algorithms strike again. That’s what happens when a bunch of wingnuts report stuff like that and there’s no human around to analyze it.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:15:57am

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Algorithms strike again. That’s what happens when a bunch of wingnuts report stuff like that and there’s no human around to analyze it.

Or the humans are sympathetic to the people doing the reporting and don’t care to try to be impartial.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:16:06am

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nobody else cares about a fucked up court ruling that will result in women needlessly dying?

That’s a fucking stupid thing to say, even for Josh Hawley.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:17:30am

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Algorithms strike again. That’s what happens when a bunch of wingnuts report stuff like that and there’s no human around to analyze it.

The original poster should photoshop that cartoon into three different pictures (the person, the court and the church) and post each one with the same accompanying text (if there was any) to see what triggered the algorithm.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:18:13am

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

Nobody else cares about a fucked up court ruling that will result in women needlessly dying?

That’s a fucking stupid thing to say, even for Josh Hawley.

To his clientele, all that matters is gun rights, cheap gas and keeping children safe from Teh Ghey

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:19:04am

N.B. Satire:

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:20:38am

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

Nobody else cares about a fucked up court ruling that will result in women needlessly dying?

That’s a fucking stupid thing to say, even for Josh Hawley.

It’s true for him, because the only people that matter are the people that will vote for him. Republicans only represent their voters, remember?

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Jay C  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:21:15am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

To his clientele, all that matters is gun rights, cheap gas and keeping children safe from Teh Ghey

And since that shit is ALL the RW media will be endlessly harping on from now til the election, that’s what Hawley and the rest of the GQP will hope will deflect the public’s attention….

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:21:48am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I see I got beat to the punch. Have an upding (not that I wouldn’t have given it anyway).

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:23:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:23:52am

re: #179 Teukka

That would never happen. What if one of those homeless persons were pregnant?

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:24:37am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would never happen. What if one of those homeless persons were pregnant?

Didn’t think of that…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:25:00am

re: #183 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

and this person will deny being either a fascist or a white supremacist but rather just a “historical and racial realist”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:25:04am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:25:07am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would never happen. What if one of those homeless persons is pregnant?

They should be arrested and jailed for threatening the life of the unborn child due to being eligible for hunting by being homeless.

Obviously.
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:27:10am
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:30:31am
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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:33:21am

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

Nobody else cares about a fucked up court ruling that will result in women needlessly dying?

That’s a fucking stupid thing to say, even for Josh Hawley.

the implication is that nobody (of consequence) cares because ‘everyone’ agrees with it

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jeffreyw  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:34:32am

re: #150 The Pie Overlord!

That’s beautiful!

That is Praise of the Highest Order! Thank you!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:35:29am

re: #190 lawhawk

Ugh, I’m not sure my brain cells will forgive me for watching that.

Also, all the “uhhhs” and “umms”. My God.

I’ve been working on my speaking skills and one of my major rules is to get “uh” and “um” OUT of my vocabulary. Briefly PAUSE if you need a moment to organize your thoughts, then speak.

Spilling out a bunch of “ums” and “uhs” just make it seem like you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:36:40am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:37:32am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would never happen. What if one of those homeless persons were pregnant?

All women get a pregnacy test before they’re put up against the wall. This would be capture more than hunt I suppose. ///////

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:38:54am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, I’m not sure my brain cells will forgive me for watching that.

Also, all the “uhhhs” and “umms”. My God.

I’ve been working on my speaking skills and one of my major rules is to get “uh” and “um” OUT of my vocabulary. Briefly PAUSE if you need a moment to organize your thoughts, then speak.

Spilling out a bunch of “ums” and “uhs” just make it seem like you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Back in the day, I was on a moot court negotiations team. We drummed out all those kinds of filler words in conversations. And one of the judges questioned our lack of those words as though we were too polished and practiced/knowledgeable.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:38:59am

re: #192 jeffreyw

That is Praise of the Highest Order! Thank you!

Seriously, you just won the Noble Prize of Baking.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:42:06am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:42:07am

re: #190 lawhawk

Cheney is the only sane, competent, knowledgeable person on that stage. (She is lawful evil). Our nation is in deep trouble when the citizens of Wyoming reject her for one of the Trump cult on the stage and send that person to Washington as their representative.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:42:54am

A vacancy is now open for Biden to fill with McConnell’s chosen judge.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:44:14am

re: #191 Dangerman

the implication is that nobody (of consequence) cares because ‘everyone’ agrees with it

He believes (as do most GOP) that no affluent person is affected by this and, like Republicans everywhere, doesn’t care about anyone else.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:59:01am

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Lizards!

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:59:20am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:03:33am

re: #200 No Malarkey!

A vacancy is now open for Biden to fill with McConnell’s chosen judge.

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Was she also an anti-abortion judge? So replacing one Federalist Society hack with another?

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:07:19am
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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:09:40am

re: #204 Hecuba’s daughter

Was she also an anti-abortion judge? So replacing one Federalist Society hack with another?

As much as I hate anti-abortion judges, it’s their other politics at lower court levels that matter now. SCOTUS makes lower court views on choice irrelevant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:14:36am

re: #205 lawhawk

Until the point that a fetus is viable outside its mother’s body, the choice of what to do should be left up to the mother.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:16:10am

re: #34 Citizen K

Haven’t been sharing Wordle much because it’s become so routine, but figured I’d need to share this one.

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Was a fine 3/6 day for me.

Wordle 377 3/6

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:46:11am
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:48:00am

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:54:14am

re: #210 Teukka

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His hands weren’t covered in ketchup when he tried to grab the steering wheel, therefore you’re an unreliable witness and everything you say is invalid

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:55:27am

re: #200 No Malarkey!

A vacancy is now open for Biden to fill with McConnell’s chosen judge.

what I said downstairs last night:

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

There doesn’t need to be a vacancy right now if the deal is for a future vacancy.

BTW, there *are* two judges in Kentucky that could retire at any time, so there’s that.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:56:45am

re: #209 jaunte

Land of the “Free”.

Home of the now-terrified.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:58:04am

re: #206 darthstar

As much as I hate anti-abortion judges, it’s their other politics at lower court levels that matter now. SCOTUS makes lower court views on choice irrelevant.

‘anti-abortion’ now is just an indicator

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:04:07am

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

About that libertarian funny money and how you can safely use it to buy illegal weapons, drugs, child sex slaves, and other stuff libertarians like:

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While this may be true, ZeroHedge is a cesspool of crazies and a Putin mouthpiece.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:08:24am

Today in Black Mirror

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:10:43am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Until the point that a fetus is viable outside its mother’s body, the choice of what to do should be left up to the mother.

or just look to the constitution as it is written

all other stages of human life *post birth* gain rights and privileges based solely on survival and age - or more literally from surviving the separation at birth, because one minute later a born baby can have a social security number, can’t be murdered and even one that doesnt live a full hour, can instantly inherit and leave an estate. A fetus never could.

the constitution says this *one stage* requires the passage / survival of an event. but now they want the 1 day old zygote to be recognized with certain ‘rights’ but then the “baby” still has to pass a test that, if unsuccessful - either at term/birth or prior, due to certain types of benign neglect - nothing happens. (short of doctor negligence, etc)

So why not force cesareans? prosecute women who wont have a recommended cesarean and the baby dies in natural childbirth (at least we dont yet)

and all that’s besides what happens after birth. it’s assumed that parents (biological and otherwise) have virtually full and non-oversight control over health decisions of their children and charges. lots of which can and have been shown harmful.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:12:38am
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:14:49am

Good Lord, pro-lifer losing it in a chat:
They will put enough people on the Supreme court to make it legal to sexually assault any pro life person then at gun point force other pro life people to abort their babies. But then chain the people and make them take care of the dead aborted babies like they were still alive.
They will make any crimes completely legal for anybody claiming to be pro choice.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:15:51am

good thing it’s mostly republican witnesses that are providing the answers

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:15:58am

there is a fishing spider (Dolomedes vittatus) in my bathtub.
She is freaking HUGE: about 7 cm

excuse me whilst I go look for the flamethrower…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:16:16am

Another one bites the dust:

A decade of colossal debt accrual and economic mismanagement by communist authorities in Laos has finally tipped the country towards bankruptcy, with its foreign reserves incapable of meeting its loan obligations without outside help.

Long lines for fuel, rapidly rising food prices, and the inability of households to pay their monthly bills have also led to rare public criticism from around the land-locked country where authorities take a dim view of anyone who disagrees openly with government policies.

It would be too easy to blame China, which accounts for about 47 percent of Laos debt accumulated on the back of major infrastructure project, and its “debt traps,” which have left their mark on countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Fiji.

Nor is the war in Ukraine or the crushing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic an excuse. The chief reason behind Laos’ economic collapse is the perennial thorn in the side of many Asian countries: corruption.

thediplomat.com

We’ll have to see whether or not China agrees to some kind of debt restructuring, or if Laos will have to turn to the IMF for a bailout.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:17:26am

re: #218 Dopamine Fish

She is Not Sure from Idiocracy.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:19:02am

re: #219 Teukka

Good Lord, pro-lifer losing it in a chat:
They will put enough people on the Supreme court to make it legal to sexually assault any pro life person then at gun point force other pro life people to abort their babies. But then chain the people and make them take care of the dead aborted babies like they were still alive.
They will make any crimes completely legal for anybody claiming to be pro choice.

And it continues:
There have be in excess of 37,000,000 doctors jailed in Texas that performed abortions on ectopic pregnancies since the heartbeat bill went into effect last year.
1.7 Trillion Americans that even said the word Texas have been jailed
Most of the people in this chat that even suggested that abortion ends a life have been visited by the FBI

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:19:06am

re: #219 Teukka

They want a fight, and if they can’t find real people to fight, they invent a fantasy.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:19:44am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

When I find bugs in my house I plug in my shop vac and suck them up. It even works with wasps.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:20:27am

nothing good ever happens on a friday


Trump’s Political Position Will Only Get Worse

Sleeper ‘Wire Fraud’ Scheme Could Nail Trumpworld

DeSantis Closes Gap with Trump in Possible GOP Primary

Trump’s Fundraising Nosedives

i particularly enjoyed two:

- “Trump’s fundraising has fallen off dramatically over the last two months. He reported raising just over $19,000 in May and June combined after taking in nearly $9 million in March and April.”

and

- “The fact that Trump may soon announce his candidacy for the presidency in the days ahead is itself more of a sign of his political collapse than it is of any strength he may have. The first time he ran for president, he did it because he thought it would boost his brand. This time he is likely to do it because he thinks it may make him more difficult to prosecute.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:20:31am

re: #219 Teukka

Good Lord, pro-lifer losing it in a chat:
They will put enough people on the Supreme court to make it legal to sexually assault any pro life person then at gun point force other pro life people to abort their babies. But then chain the people and make them take care of the dead aborted babies like they were still alive.
They will make any crimes completely legal for anybody claiming to be pro choice.

You should write back, “Yes. Yes we will. And you will all be our slaves.”

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:21:16am

re: #219 Teukka

Good Lord, pro-lifer losing it in a chat:
They will put enough people on the Supreme court to make it legal to sexually assault any pro life person then at gun point force other pro life people to abort their babies. But then chain the people and make them take care of the dead aborted babies like they were still alive.
They will make any crimes completely legal for anybody claiming to be pro choice.

They’re not taking being laid bare as theocratic fascists well, and really want to see those of us who reject theocracy as worse than they are. They want to be thought of as good people as they strip Americans of their rights.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:21:22am

re: #192 jeffreyw

That is Praise of the Highest Order! Thank you!

Did you bake that yourself or did you buy it from a bakery? (buying from a bakery is not cheating, even I do that once in a while)

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:21:27am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

For about a week now I have been noticing a lot more firefly’s here in NW PA. They have been all over the field across the street.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:22:02am

re: #229 Crush White Nationalism

They’re not taking being laid bare as theocratic fascists well, and really want to see those of us who reject theocracy as worse than they are. They want to be thought of as good people as they strip Americans of their rights.

They’re having their, “Are we the baddies?” moment. And the answer is yes. Yes, you shitheads, you absolutely are the baddies. Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God. Is that so fucking hard?

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:22:17am

re: #224 Teukka

That’s a lot of doctors.

(The total in Texas is under 40,000).
statista.com

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:23:38am

re: #204 Hecuba’s daughter

Was she also an anti-abortion judge? So replacing one Federalist Society hack with another?

She was a Bush appointee, and they hadn’t yet perfected the art of grooming fascists and placing them on the federal bench back then; I think she was a relatively normal Republican for the time.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:23:57am

re: #233 jaunte

That’s a lot of doctors.

(The total in Texas is under 40,000).
statista.com

it was my understanding there would be no…

oh why bother

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:24:20am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:24:32am

re: #233 jaunte

Are they including PhD’s?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:25:28am

re: #226 PhillyPretzel

When I find bugs in my house I plug in my shop vac and suck them up. It even works with wasps.

I think this spider is big enough it would run up the hose at me

not gonna chance it…

:D

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:25:37am

Looks like someone in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has had a little too much to drink today….

Kazakhstan, huh? Guess the Russians will just have to make due with other countries inferior potassium.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:26:13am

re: #237 PhillyPretzel

Doctors of Divinity aborting ectopic pregnancies, oh my. Must be fast like The Flash.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:26:18am

When an anti-choice, pro-war, and pro-torture republican is the rationale member of the GOP, we really need to fear for the future of this country.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:27:02am

re: #233 jaunte

That’s a lot of doctors.

(The total in Texas is under 40,000).
statista.com

I know. Like the numers he spewed were obviously inflated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:29:17am

re: #234 No Malarkey!

She was a Bush appointee, and they hadn’t yet perfected the art of grooming fascists and placing them on the federal bench back then; I think she was a relatively normal Republican for the time.

she’s also been eligible for senior status for a couple of years now, IIRC, so it was just a matter of time

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:31:12am
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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:31:59am
“Not satisfied with the new voting restrictions put in place less than a year ago, the Texas Republican Party is plowing ahead with yet new measures that would reduce the number of early voting days and end the practice of allowing any senior to vote by mail without an excuse.

“There’s no reason, just because you’ve turned 65, that you can’t show up to vote,” Hall said in promoting the changes during the June GOP Convention in Houston.

Texas has allowed voters 65 and older to vote absentee without needing an excuse since 1975. If the GOP succeeds, that would end. More than 1 million Texans used vote-by-mail during the 2020 presidential election and more than 850,000 of those ballots came from people 65 and older, according to the Texas Division of Elections.”

houston chronicle

talk about poking a sleeping bear, i predict this doesnt go well for them
(the R’s, not the chronicle)

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:32:56am

re: #244 jaunte

And instead the audit increased Biden’s lead over Trump in Arizona, bwahahaha!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:33:13am

“Voting should be a privilege, not a right!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:33:39am

Trump’s fundraising has fallen off dramatically over the last two months. He reported raising just over $19,000 in May and June combined after taking in nearly $9 million in March and April.”

Maybe the big time GOP money players are starting to get off the Trump Train?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:33:41am

re: #246 No Malarkey!

And instead the audit increased Biden’s lead over Trump in Arizona, bwahahaha!

Remember the “traces of bamboo” that they were pursuing?

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:34:24am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember the “traces of bamboo” that they were pursuing?

And they looked for nonexistent watermarks!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:35:28am

Sanity break. The gang at RiffTrax takes on Day of the Animals:

Youtube Video

I remember this film - I saw on TV when I was a kid. Heh.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:35:29am
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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:37:31am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:40:07am

fishing spider has been trapped and successfully released to its usual habitat outdoors

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:40:12am

a little friday afternoon humility

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:40:42am

ARGH.

Wordle 377 6/6

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:40:50am
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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:41:40am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:44:37am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:45:00am

re: #255 Dangerman

a little friday afternoon humility

I’m sitting in a house right now, watching a crew of amazingly talented Mexican-Americans put vinyl siding on it, acknowledging that while this is probably a thing I could do, I do not want to do it, it isn’t worth it for me to do it, and I certainly could not do it as well as they are doing it. And I am grateful for these people, who are willing to take my money (well, the insurance company’s money, but eh) and do it for me.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:46:58am

re: #260 Dopamine Fish

I’m sitting in a house right now, watching a crew of amazingly talented Mexican-Americans put vinyl siding on it, acknowledging that while this is probably a thing I could do, I do not want to do it, it isn’t worth it for me to do it, and I certainly could not do it as well as they are doing it. And I am grateful for these people, who are willing to take my money (well, the insurance company’s money, but eh) and do it for me.

I recently had a similar crew put a new roof on my house (also paid for by the insurance company).

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:48:05am

re: #261 No Malarkey!

I recently had a similar crew put a new roof on my house (also paid for by the insurance company).

This same crew did my roof last fall. :)

My contractor has several crews. His American group will be coming out (presumably) next week to put trim around the inside of the new windows the Mexicans installed last week.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:48:08am

re: #248 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump’s fundraising has fallen off dramatically over the last two months. He reported raising just over $19,000 in May and June combined after taking in nearly $9 million in March and April.”

Maybe the big time GOP money players are starting to get off the Trump Train?

And on to the DeathSantis train. Twice the evil and cruelty with less of the drama and fewer antics.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:48:26am

Non-reciprocal principle of bankster disbursement:

The bank agreed on Thursday to pay me a big wad of cash for various reasons, “next business day.” To an ordinary shmo, this might seem to be Friday as we were taught from first grade onward. It is different for banksters, though. Last week, the next bankster “business day” after Thursday was Monday. You see, if you’re a bankster who owes a peasant money, Thursday ends at 3 PM peasant time. All transactions after 3 are entered for Friday, so the next business day available to actually pay the peasant is Monday. Next week, though. it is Tuesday because of the holiday.

Likewise, I ordered groceries from Walmart this week. They brought me the complete wrong order, meant for someone else. I caught the driver in time and returned it. Rather than arranging to send the right order, they accused me of lying by pointing out that they had a photo of “the order” on my porch. Yeah, you inbred grub worms, the WRONG order.
Their phone bank representative made me read the entire order to her, one item at a time, with price and number, then demanded that I do it AGAIN by reading a list of the missing items. They were ALL missing, you dimbulb, and I had already said so at least three times. I hung up on her. I finally got a decent person who agreed to refund my purchase price, a process that takes up to 10 “business days” (bankster time again, Cthulhu only knows how long that is in peasant time.)

So, Walmart gets to tie up my grocery money for 10 days because of a stupid mistake they made. It happens that I can still afford to buy groceries elsewhere (gave H.E.B. a try), but what if that had been my last hundred dollars? It would be for a lot of Walmart customers, you know.
Of course, if you owe banksters or Walmart a payment, they can snag it instantly , no excuses, it’s your responsibility you know, you uppity peasant.
Nothing can, or will, be done about this as long as the Texas legislature is a Republican whorehouse. In fact, many existing protections have been removed during the GOP usurpation, like the long standing usury laws. They abolished one category of crime, loan sharking, simply by making it legal.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:49:43am

re: #256 Eclectic Cyborg

As our friend Grunthos said -anagrams! anagrams!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:50:38am

This is absolutely insane:

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:50:45am

the roberts court:

we’ve concluded

whatever you all were doing
that you thought was the right way
the way to do it
because of the constitution
or from previous court decisions

no matter that everyone bought into it
no matter how well the system worked
no matter that there was, more or less, order and progress
and agreement on how things worked (after all that’s how we all got on the court)

whether for 20 years
50 years
100 years
even 200+ years or more

is and was always wrong.

because we 5* say so.
that is all you need to know.
we have spoken.

*it’s 6 when roberts throws up his hands and just goes along

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:51:32am

re: #259 No Malarkey!

She warned us.

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Too bad Susan Sarandon and other purity ponies didn’t care. It’s on them (as well as the MSM and Comey).

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:52:59am

re: #260 Dopamine Fish

I’m sitting in a house right now, watching a crew of amazingly talented Mexican-Americans put vinyl siding on it, acknowledging that while this is probably a thing I could do, I do not want to do it, it isn’t worth it for me to do it, and I certainly could not do it as well as they are doing it. And I am grateful for these people, who are willing to take my money (well, the insurance company’s money, but eh) and do it for me.

we could and should all practice a little gratitude and thanksgiving daily

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:55:43am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:58:42am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:01:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:02:38am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:03:35am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:03:43am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:05:47am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

It is a good thing that my dad is not alive. He would have gone ballistic. I am not sure if he would have used his WWII souvenir Luger.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:06:42am

re: #154 Teddy’s Person

If we’re going for accrucay, there would be no female judges.

;-)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:07:10am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:07:49am

re: #274 No Malarkey!

In the meantime, I just saw Elie Mystal reminding everyone that Biden cut this compromise over something HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO DO - Durbin could tell the Republicans to get bent with their blue-slips, something the Republicans regularly do whenever they’re in power, but he won’t do it because “tradition”.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:09:00am

re: #275 Barefoot Grin

…. #Russia arrests Ivan Fedotov, goalkeeper with the Philadelphia @NHLFlyers, preventing him from leaving the country. Officials say he’s evading military service and breaking the Russian hockey team contract by signing with the US team….

Does that mean he will be forfeiting not just potential wealth but his life on the Ukraine front lines?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:09:00am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate.

Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York City nurse who rolled up her sleeve on live television in December 2020 to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine dose that was pumped into an arm in the United States, the White House announced Friday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:09:44am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

The other 13 medal recipients are:

— Sister Simone Campbell. Campbell is a member of the Sister of Social Service and a former executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization. She is an advocate for economic justice, overhauling the U.S. immigration system and health care policy.

— Julieta Garcia. A former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Garcia was the first Latina to become a college president, the White House said. She was named one of the nation’s best college presidents by Time magazine.

— Gabrielle Giffords. A former U.S. House member from Arizona, the Democrat founded Giffords, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence. She was shot in the head in January 2011 during a constituent event in Tucson and was gravely wounded.

— Fred Gray. Gray was one of the first Black members of the Alabama Legislature after Reconstruction. He was a prominent civil rights attorney who represented Rosa Parks, the NAACP and Martin Luther King Jr.

— Steve Jobs. Jobs was the co-founder, chief executive and chair of Apple Inc. He died in 2011.

— Father Alexander Karloutsos. Karloutsos is the assistant to Archbishop Demetrios of America. The White House said Karloutsos has counseled several U.S. presidents.

— Khizr Khan. An immigrant from Pakistan, Khan’s Army officer son was killed in Iraq. Khan gained national prominence, and became a target of Donald Trump’s wrath, after speaking at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

— Diane Nash. A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Nash organized some of the most important 20th century civil rights campaigns and worked with King.

— Megan Rapinoe. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion captains the OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a prominent advocate for gender pay equality, racial justice and LGBTQI+ rights who has appeared at Biden’s White House.

— Alan Simpson. The retired U.S. senator from Wyoming served with Biden and has been a prominent advocate for campaign finance reform, responsible governance and marriage equality.

— Richard Trumka. Trumka had been president of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO for more than a decade at the time of his August 2021 death. He was a past president of the United Mine Workers.

— Wilma Vaught. A brigadier general, Vaught is one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history, breaking gender barriers as she has risen through the ranks. When Vaught retired in 1985, she was one of only seven female generals in the Armed Forces.

— Raúl Yzaguirre. A civil rights advocate, Yzaguirre was president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza for 30 years. He served as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic under Obama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:10:04am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

While we have been focused on GOP nominee for PA Gov Doug Mastriano’s J6 participation and election fraud conspiracies, he also is proposing to cut school funding by 50%, then allowing parents to take that taxpayer money to any private school.

Arizona is planning a similar voucher scheme which would effectively kill public education:

salon.com

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:12:30am

re: #160 Florida Panhandler

If SCOTUS is now so broken that it cannot be fixed, it must be abolished. This means a new Constitution. A new Constitution opens up opportunity for the loonies and wackos to insert any and all grievances and fantastically rancid fever dreams into the very fabric of the nation. Either this, or just break up the country into a Balkanized confederacy with underground railroads, massive interstate black markets, interstate conflict over water and mineral rights, and even outright military conflict.

The only other option is to keep what we have and learn to deal with an entirely political SCOTUS that, depending on who is in control of the government, can swing wildly every 4 years or so with more and more court stacking until 20-30 years from now when all the old voters currently watching Fox News right now are dead. Either way, we’re fucked.

No need for a new constitution. Just expand it to 13 seats. Can be done with 51 willing votes.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:13:45am

re: #283 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Speaking of Arizona, they enacted a major anti-abortion/forced birth bill earlier this year.

No one involved knows what the law they enacted actually means, because the law banning abortions after 15 weeks references an older law that bans abortion, except to save the life of the mother.

That older law dates back to 1901. So, the 1901 Arizona legislature was more progressive than these white nationalist Christian fascists.

Under regular rules of construction, the older law’s provision allowing abortions to save the life of the mother would remain in force.

Ducey and the extremists want to treat this as a blanket ban, even though the law doesn’t say that.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:14:03am

Suck on this pipeline, Putin.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:15:21am

re: #284 JC1

No need for a new constitution. Just expand it to 13 seats. Can be done with 51 willing votes.

Manchin and Sinema are not “willing votes”. That’s the fucking problem.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:16:33am

re: #280 Hecuba’s daughter

Does that mean he will be forfeiting not just potential wealth but his life on the Ukraine front lines?

Conscripts can’t be forced to fight in Ukraine, though they put a lot of pressure on them to sign contracts so they can be sent. He has an agent and he’s not dirt poor, so there’s no way in Hell he will sign a contract to go get killed.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:18:03am

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

Manchin and Sinema are not “willing votes”. That’s the fucking problem.

Expanding to 13 seats will destroy us, unless we hold the Senate and get a true majority in November. Otherwise, none of those additional seats will be filled until the GOP gets power, and SCOTUS will be 10 to 3.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:18:10am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:24:36am

re: #288 No Malarkey!

Conscripts can’t be forced to fight in Ukraine, though they put a lot of pressure on them to sign contracts so they can be sent. He has an agent and he’s not dirt poor, so there’s no way in Hell he will sign a contract to go get killed.

He could arrange to be captured, though it would be risky.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:24:57am

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

I used Scrabble tiles. Is that cheating?

-snip-

No

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steve_davis  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:26:06am

Wozz Kitchen Creations is doing a flash July 4 sale with 20% off. Code SPARKLE. I have yet to get something that I am not really enjoying by way of sauce or condiment. At the moment, I still have various sauces as well as a jar of Indian Pickled Beets, and some blazing hot chili sambal, but I’m taking the opportunity to restock on their balsamic fig mostardo, the cranberry orange chutney, and some other super good stuff.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:29:33am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

This “deal” with McConnell had better involve a potential Biden SCOTUS pick guarantee should a Conservative Justice bite the big one within the next few years. Perhaps Clarence Thomas’ recent “flu” has many elites more concerned than what they have let on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:31:49am

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

I used Scrabble tiles. Is that cheating?

Wordle 377 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟩⬜⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Phoodle #54 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

phoodle.net

you might like this game, it’s kinda scrabbly:

wafflegame.net

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:43:49am

Here is my son’s office view of DC at his new job.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:01:39am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

Sanity break. The gang at RiffTrax takes on Day of the Animals:

[Embedded content]

Video

I remember this film - I saw on TV when I was a kid. Heh.

I watched that one from Rifftrax a couple nights ago.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:44:42am

re: #216 jaunte

Today in Black Mirror

They were wondering about the statistical anomaly of so make “Ted Cruz” were on their flights.
//

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 12:11:17pm

re: #245 Dangerman

houston chronicle

talk about poking a sleeping bear, i predict this doesnt go well for them
(the R’s, not the chronicle)

Aren’t 65+ the single biggest pro GOP voting block? Talk about shooting yourself in the face.

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 12:18:45pm

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

Manchin and Sinema are not “willing votes”. That’s the fucking problem.

Right, but dems stand a good chance of picking up a few seats in November.

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jeffreyw  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:28:44pm

re: #230 The Pie Overlord!

Did you bake that yourself or did you buy it from a bakery? (buying from a bakery is not cheating, even I do that once in a while)

That was baked by Mrs J 10 years ago. Pulled from the archives. I added the whipped cream, IIRC

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John Hughes  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:55:55pm

re: #151 lawhawk

How the heck is this even a thing?

Algorithms push this to the top. That’s how. They know this and don’t change the algorithm that leads to this result.

Uh, for me I get cute astronauts.

Edit:
Well, fuck, “ornament” in place of “ornaments” gets me a bunch of Nazi shit. That’s such.


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