Jackson Browne, “The Dreamer” (Austin City Limits)

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Jackson Browne performs “The Dreamer” on Austin City Limits.

From Jackson’s newest album, “Downhill From Everywhere.” Click here to listen now: lnk.to

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LYRICS:

The Dreamer

Just a child when she crossed the border
To reunite with her father
Who had travelled North to support her
So many years before
She left half her family behind her
And with a crucifix to remind her
She pledged her future to this land
And does the best that she can do

¿Adónde van los sueños?
Nacidos de la fe y la ilusión
Donde no hay camino ni huella
Solo deseos que susurran al corazón

Eagles fly on columns of the wind Viviendo en el viento
Fish swim the currents of the sea Qúe libre, el mar
People cross oceans and deserts and rivers Cruzamos el río
Carrying nothing more than the dream of what life could be

Today she got the order
They’re taking steps to deport her
To send her back over the border
And tear her away from the life she has made
We don’t see half the people around us
But we see enemies who surround us
And the walls that we’ve built between us
Keep us prisoners of our fear

¿Adónde van los sueños? Where do the dreams go?
Nacidos de la fe y la ilusión Born of faith and illusion
Donde no hay camino ni huella Where there’s no road and no footprint
Solo deseos que susurran al corazón Only desire that whispers to the heart
Solo deseos que susurran al corazón Only desire that whispers to the heart
Solo deseos que susurran al corazón


Mauricio Lewak - drums
Roberto Glaub - bass
Greg Leisz - acoustic guitar
Val McCallum - electric guitar
Jackson Browne - vihuela and vocal
Chavonne Stewart - vocal
Alethea Mills - vocal

Written by Eugene Rodriguez, Jackson Browne and David Hidalgo
(Los Cenzontles Publishing, ASCAP / Swallow Turn Music, ASCAP/ Davince Music, BMI)

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359 comments
1
Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:44:08pm

sounds like a wasted 50 years

there are not ‘two sides’
when has a committee ever ‘cross examined’?

oh and the committee is not doing the ‘presenting’
the witnesses who are testifying are

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:47:14pm

re: #1 Dangerman

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sounds like a wasted 50 years

there are not ‘two sides’
when has a committee ever ‘cross examined’?

oh and the committee is not doing the ‘presenting’
the witnesses who are testifying are

The committee requested testimony, subpoenaed testimony, and is currently fighting in courts to get testimony from Trump’s “side.”

But sure, Brit, the committee has done nothing to “present both sides.”///////

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Captain Ron  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:50:41pm

Somebody’s blimp just flew over my house.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:51:16pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:53:22pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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It would have been a rerun of the first impeachment proceedings, where real efforts to get the truth out were constantly interrupted by long speeches and pointless segues into how Trump was the greatest president evah for sending Javelin missiles to Ukraine.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 1:56:35pm

I like this advertising trend.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:00:38pm

re: #6 jaunte

I like this advertising trend.

If I were in south-east Michigan, I’d call them first.

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:00:47pm

If Jordan and Banks had been on the committee, we probably wouldn’t even be having hearings. The committee would have been such a clusterfuck that Dem leadership would have just settled for issuing a report because the circus that would have unfolded on live TV would have done little but given the GQP a bigger platform to promote the Big Lie.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:00:58pm

Arrest this motherfucker on witness tampering charges NOW. And then ask him who the fuck told him to do it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:01:18pm

A woman in Kimball, Nebraska is pushing forward with the idea that if a person has suicidal thoughts, the last place they should go is anti-social media.

(Hidden for description of scene)

Her son hung himself from the Union Pacific caboose in downtown Kimball in the middle of the night. He was not discovered until the following morning.

He posted a message to Faceborg a few days before he ended his life.

He had been working with a psychologist in Colorado to overcome extreme pain from a car wreck he was a passenger in.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number 9-8-8 will be activated on July 16. (That switches nationwide to the existing 1-800 number.) On that date, all telephone numbers in the United States must be dialed 1-(area code)-number. Seven or four digit numbers will be rejected on that date.

Remembering Nick (Kimball Western Nebraska Observer, June 30, 2022)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:01:22pm

When walking home from the bank this afternoon, I listened to a youtube compendium of Reagan humor while he was in the WH. He may not have been a good person and many of our problems started with him, but he was charming with the appropriate temperament for the Presidency and the ability to work with others, even those who did not share his views. He was a conservative with a real sense of humor and, in personality, nothing at all like Trump or the radicals who infest the GOP today.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:02:43pm

re: #2 Targetpractice

The committee requested testimony, subpoenaed testimony, and is currently fighting in courts to get testimony from Trump’s “side.”

But sure, Brit, the committee has done nothing to “present both sides.”///////

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:05:58pm

re: #12 Dangerman

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The key bit being “under oath.” They’re all happy to sit before the media and repeat their lies until blue in the face, but none of them are willing to say the same shit before the committee where being caught in a lie carries greater penalties than just being dragged for a few days in the media.

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BeachDem  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:09:25pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

When walking home from the bank this afternoon, I listened to a youtube compendium of Reagan humor while he was in the WH. He may not have been a good person and many of our problems started with him, but he was charming with the appropriate temperament for the Presidency and the ability to work with others, even those who did not share his views. He was a conservative with a real sense of humor and, in personality, nothing at all like Trump or the radicals who infest the GOP today.

James Garner did not think very highly of Reagan as president.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:09:39pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

If Jordan and Banks had been on the committee, we probably wouldn’t even be having hearings. The committee would have been such a clusterfuck that Dem leadership would have just settled for issuing a report because the circus that would have unfolded on live TV would have done little but given the GQP a bigger platform to promote the Big Lie.

they would have leaked like a sieve long before the first tv hearing

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:16:09pm

Good lord…

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:16:21pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

When walking home from the bank this afternoon, I listened to a youtube compendium of Reagan humor while he was in the WH. He may not have been a good person and many of our problems started with him, but he was charming with the appropriate temperament for the Presidency and the ability to work with others, even those who did not share his views. He was a conservative with a real sense of humor and, in personality, nothing at all like Trump or the radicals who infest the GOP today.

He was an actor. Of course, he could present that fantasy while shredding the constitution and setting up the long-term destruction of America. Make no mistake, he was as radically reactionary as any of them today. Just look at his Neshoba County Fair “states’ rights” speech just down the road from where the three civil rights workers were murdered for the real Reagan.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:16:34pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

The key bit being “under oath.” They’re all happy to sit before the media and repeat their lies until blue in the face, but none of them are willing to say the same shit before the committee where being caught in a lie carries greater penalties than just being dragged for a few days in the media.

in my dreams, i win the lottery all the time
reality says i havent actually

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:17:52pm
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sagehen  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:20:26pm

re: #17 William Lewis

He was an actor. Of course, he could present that fantasy while shredding the constitution and setting up the long-term destruction of America. Make no mistake, he was as radically reactionary as any of them today. Just look at his Neshoba County Fair “states’ rights” speech just down the road from where the three civil rights workers were murdered for the real Reagan.

He was radical reactionary by 1970’s-1980’s standards, but still far too “liberal” to win a Republican primary today.

Gun control
Immigration
Arms to Iran

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:23:50pm
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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:27:16pm

re: #16 Teukka

Good lord…

Notice that what they’re really doing is amping up support of genocide against non-conservatives, under the excuse “they were going to genocide us, so we have to genocide them”. Except genocide is never, under any circumstances, okay under international law.
Also, notice how they simply changed “white” to “conservative” in the conspiracy theory narrative. But it is the same poisonous narrative.

Same as this list, where “they”:
• … are behind a plan for global conquest,
• … work through Masonic lodges,
• … use liberalism to weaken church and state,
• … control the press,
• … work through radicals and revolutionaries,
• … manipulate the economy, especially through banking monopolies and the power of gold,
• … encourage issuing paper currency not tied to the gold standard,
• … promote financial speculation and use of credit,
• … replace traditional educational curriculum to discourage independent thinking,
• … encourage immorality among Christian youth,
• … use intellectuals to confuse people,
• … control “puppet” governments both through secret allies and by blackmailing elected officials,
• … weaken laws through liberal interpretations,
• … will suspend civil liberties during an emergency and then make the measures permanent.

It does not matter who the “they” are. It is the same poison. It has the same toxicity to society. And really the “they” changes with whoever is the bogeyman or scapegoat du jour, sometimes they play the synonym / name change / translation game to obscure what was there all along…
*mic drop*

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:27:55pm
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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:31:28pm

re: #23 (((Archangel1)))

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i ordered a normal 16” pizza the other day
they asked if i wanted it cut into 6 or 8 slices
i said 6. i didnt think i was hungry enough to eat 8

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:39:39pm

re: #6 jaunte

I like this advertising trend.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:40:11pm

re: #23 (((Archangel1)))

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My nephews worship pizza and aren’t particularly fond of math.
Something tells me this might get them to change their views about the latter real quick…

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:41:56pm
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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:42:47pm

circa 1961

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:44:25pm

Based on how my 90 year old granddad looks younger, I’m assuming they omitted the word decades, not years.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:45:09pm
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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:47:17pm

re: #29 (((Archangel1)))

He’s got that undead spectral glow.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:49:50pm

The psychologist writing a book who wanted to interview me had to postpone. His wife came down with Covid-19 and his interviews are temporarily on hold.

Man it seems like I’m a curse to everyone who encounters me.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:53:24pm

re: #30 DodgerFan1988

Dogs smelling for pregnant women? This is some straight up pure 1000% dystopian shit right here. We’re talking not even the Soviet Union did this kind of shit beyond the “papers,, please” border control.

Women, in the South you will soon be chattel. And many of you will celebrate seeing other women in bondage. Fuck you.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:54:44pm

12/31/21

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:54:58pm

Oops, I misremembered the line up. Thought Peterson was on it (concerning a new pod platform by a partner of Pyotr Thiel).

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:56:03pm

re: #30 DodgerFan1988

What The Ever-Loving Fuck

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 2:59:08pm

re: #29 (((Archangel1)))

Based on how my 90 year old granddad looks younger, I’m assuming they omitted the word decades, not years.

Huh. What’d he die of? It’s a mystery. I imagine the folks over at Sorry Antivaxxer and Reddit’s r/HermanCainAward are going to be scouring every post on anti-social media to try to find out. (HermanCainAward does not blur out names if the person is a public figure.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:00:27pm

re: #14 BeachDem

James Garner did not think very highly of Reagan as president.

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I was never a fan of Reagan and voted against him both times he ran for office. It wasn’t his intellect or policies or viewpoint that got my approval. His handling of AIDs was a disgrace, his guns for hostages ploy was a disgrace, his trickle down economics only helped the wealthy, his environmental policies were destructive, etc But he did have the right temperament for the office.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:01:02pm

Over at the atheist forum Only Sky:

The ‘A’ in LGBTQIA: It doesn’t stand for ‘ally’

TL;DR, “ally” is a choice, not an orientation. A person can choose to be an ally, or choose not to be.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:02:01pm
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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:02:15pm

re: #38 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe because he never really engaged with the work of the office. Same as TFG, but with a “likable” twist.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:04:01pm

This is a good reminder of GOP hypocrisy about the J6 committee:

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:06:27pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:08:11pm

Charges dropped against man who nailed Putin doll to sacred tree in Japan as part of death curse

“The charges against the elderly man who was arrested for nailing a straw doll bearing the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin onto a sacred tree in Japan have been dropped.

Mitsunobu Hino, 72, was arrested last month on suspicion of property damage and trespassing in the area of Matsudo’s Mikazuki Shrine.

Hino was accused of hammering two holes measuring 1.6 inches deep into the sacred castanopsis tree by nailing the straw doll to it. The “wara ningyo” doll, which is used in Japan as a part of a supernatural ritual to wish death or harm to a person, also came with a note that read, “Vladimir Putin, born 7 October 1952. Pray for his extermination.”

Hino was released from police custody on June 27 after investigators said the shrine had withdrawn the charges for property damage.”

news.yahoo.com

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:08:22pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:08:27pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

and please don’t argue with anonymous strangers in my mentions. they’re not here to learn, they’re here to steal your time and energy. block and move on with your life

Evergreen twitter rule.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:16:55pm

The Gilead Fetishists are certainly not waisting time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:17:33pm

re: #16 Teukka

Good lord…

it’s Amy…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:19:29pm

onlysky.media

Rep. Jim Banks (Wingnut-Indiana) along with several Republican colleagues sent a letter to Joe Biden and the State Department lying about Biden, claiming he wants to “promote atheism worldwide.”

He’s lying about a programme which gives $500,000 to organisations which protect persecuted religious minorities in foreign countries (not the USA). That includes atheists, so he lies to say the programme promotes atheism, not fights persecution.

Via Hemant Mehta
onlysky.media

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:20:22pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Christians are a persecuted minority in some countries outside the USA. Does Rep. Banks not want to help Christians?

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:24:37pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

onlysky.media

Rep. Jim Banks (Wingnut-Indiana) along with several Republican colleagues sent a letter to Joe Biden and the State Department lying about Biden, claiming he wants to “promote atheism worldwide.”

He’s lying about a programme which gives $500,000 to organisations which protect persecuted religious minorities in foreign countries (not the USA). That includes atheists, so he lies to say the programme promotes atheism, not fights persecution.

Via Hemant Mehta
onlysky.media

I’d support a few billion to support atheism worldwide. Sounds like a fantastic investment for a better future.

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BeachDem  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:24:58pm

re: #38 Hecuba’s daughter

I was never a fan of Reagan and voted against him both times he ran for office. It wasn’t his intellect or policies or viewpoint that got my approval. His handling of AIDs was a disgrace, his guns for hostages ploy was a disgrace, his trickle down economics only helped the wealthy, his environmental policies were destructive, etc But he did have the right temperament for the office.

So kind of “aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”

I guess we’ll agree to disagree—being a dumb asshole with a phony smile who surrounds himself with other assholes is not the temperament I look for in a president.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:26:41pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:26:57pm

re: #52 BeachDem

So kind of “aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”

I guess we’ll agree to disagree—being a dumb asshole with a phony smile who surrounds himself with other assholes is not the temperament I look for in a president.

It got us Bush Père et Fils in different ways.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:27:20pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m on board with promoting atheism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:29:26pm

re: #29 (((Archangel1)))

Based on how my 90 year old granddad looks younger, I’m assuming they omitted the word decades, not years.

He was indeed 48.
He died of cancer.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:35:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:36:16pm
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jaunte  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:36:36pm

re: #57 darthstar

How do conservatives manage to find the worst graphic designers in the world to do their work?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:39:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:44:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:47:34pm

awwwwwwwww

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:49:00pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

The U.N. will soon be issuing Women’s Travel Warnings for individual states in the USA. Welcome to our new Libertarian Utopia.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:50:36pm

Looks like CanadianUkraineVolunteer packed up and left Twitter.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2022 • 3:50:52pm

re: #59 jaunte

How do conservatives manage to find the worst graphic designers in the world to do their work?

I think they are more of a DIY crowd.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:00:49pm

I dearly love this account…

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:01:21pm

re: #64 darthstar

Looks like CanadianUkraineVolunteer packed up and left Twitter.

Looks like. Interesting why he’d do it now.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:06:42pm

re: #59 jaunte

How do conservatives manage to find the worst graphic designers in the world to do their work?

It’s like a Geocities webpage with less sparkle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:11:00pm

venison stew tonight, with shiitake mushrooms, parsnips, carrots, new taters, sweetcorn, and barley.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:11:16pm

THREAD

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:13:27pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:14:57pm

re: #68 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It’s like a Geocities webpage with less sparkle.

That “Conservative Genocide” poster up thread is fucking terrible. I can’t read the text, the design is too fucking muddy, and I can’t tell who the orange guys with MAGA hats are supposed to represent.

Any more posters like that, and I’ll join the genocide forces!
///

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:16:16pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

venison stew tonight, with shiitake mushrooms, parsnips, carrots, new taters, sweetcorn, and barley.

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Looks good. I’ve got a pork chop in the fry pan, rice & corn cooked and some nan flatbread toasting to turn the chop into a sandwich.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:25:18pm
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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:29:30pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:30:20pm

re: #70 The Pie Overlord!

THREAD

excellent and sober observations by Dani:

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:33:01pm

“I don’t care what you say—now is the perfect time to gut the agency protecting us from asteroids”

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:34:30pm

re: #67 JC1

Looks like. Interesting why he’d do it now.

He probably got doxxed. Someone figured out who he was. I didn’t mind the account.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:34:44pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Presidential readouts

What a quaint idea

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:40:30pm

re: #71 Teukka

I saw earlier today that Norway was trending and wondered why so I took a gander at the news stories.

Long story short: Norway has sovereignty over Svalbard but the treaty recognizing such declares that other countries also have rights to resources there.

And thus that is why a few Russians are there.

Currently Norway is blocking Russian traffic like many countries.

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A Cranky One  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:40:53pm

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:41:51pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:43:49pm

re: #82 darthstar

LOL. So that’s what happened.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:44:13pm

Random casual photography

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:47:00pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:47:51pm

re: #84 Rightwingconspirator

Random casual photography

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That is the most composed place in LA, Union Station. Bradbury Bldg. is up there.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:48:08pm
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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:49:26pm

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:49:54pm

re: #73 William Lewis

Looks good. I’ve got a pork chop in the fry pan, rice & corn cooked and some nan flatbread toasting to turn the chop into a sandwich.

Everything looks better in a Le Creuset Dutchie.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:50:53pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:52:19pm

re: #90 darthstar

That is a good one. Klinger always had a certain style.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:52:21pm

re: #83 Dopamine Fish

LOL. So that’s what happened.

Apparently they wrote the bill about a harder to extract THC derivative, but in the process allowed for up to 5mg of THC in gummies regardless of derivative. The Republicans who voted for it balked and asked to roll it back. Democrats are saying no way, man.

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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:54:17pm

re: #89 austin_blue

Everything looks better in a Le Creuset Dutchie.

I cooked sausage today in a Wagner #4 blended heat ring skillet. Now that’s an unusual skillet. And it’s in great shape. And I’m starting to cook again, after a few years off.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:56:01pm

re: #50 Dopamine Fish

Christians are a persecuted minority in some countries outside the USA. Does Rep. Banks not want to help Christians?

Banks is a conservative. He cares about power. If a few hundred thousand Christians have to die so he can grasp a little bit more power, then too bad for them.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:57:25pm

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Banks is a conservative. He cares about power. If a few hundred thousand Christians have to die so he can grasp a little bit more power, then too bad for them.

Oh, I know that, and I also know that non-American Christians don’t matter to any of the right-wing Christofascists that are so prevalent these days. It’s literally all about White American Christian men; the plight of Chinese Christians, or the Coptics in Egypt, they could not care less.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 4:59:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:03:11pm

re: #63 Florida Panhandler

The U.N. will soon be issuing Women’s Travel Warnings for individual states in the USA. Welcome to our new Libertarian Utopia.

Not a single country in the world offers such warnings about abortion restrictions.

Why Don’t Travel Advisories Include Countries’ Abortion Restrictions?
(Vice, yesterday)

Leah Hoctor, senior regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said: “As the chilling set of circumstances endured by Andrea Prudente in Malta exemplify, laws that ban and criminalize abortion have serious repercussions for peoples’ lives and health.

“Many countries do currently provide public information to their citizens as part of travel advisories regarding laws and policies that criminalize sexual conduct outside of marriage or same-sex relationships. Updating such guidance to include information about the criminalization of reproductive healthcare, where relevant, would be an important step for ensuring people understand the implications of these laws.”

(more)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:04:11pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:04:49pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

I cooked sausage today in a Wagner #4 blended heat ring skillet. Now that’s an unusual skillet. And it’s in great shape. And I’m starting to cook again, after a few years off.

Wagner makes some MyTea fine cast iron. Cheaper than Le Crest, too, by a lot. A big Dutchie (#27) is about $180. A #4 Wagner is about $60? Smaller though, around 7” vs. 10.25”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:06:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:06:30pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:08:43pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

It only occurred to me as a straight single man that I COULD ACTUALLY LEARN to cook when I hit age 39 (I’m 48 now). Before then, I just assumed it was something I Couldn’t Do. Yes, I am/was an idiot. Anyway, at that point I got severely into cooking and was getting pretty good at it. I started collecting weird cookware (ancient cast-iron and unusual stainless steel, mainly) and was very enthusiastic about it until CHERNOBYL COVID hit. I quit going to the various markets to shop for fun ingredients to use in new recipes I’d never tried before, and reverted to nothing but eggs in the morning and frozen crap in the evening. I’m JUST NOW starting to try to cook properly again.

Nobody does or should care about any of this, but really all I wanted to say here was that I am sick of frozen food.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:09:05pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:09:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:12:54pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:13:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:13:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:13:58pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:15:20pm

Either of the following headlines would be a little un nerving for those of us wary of AI and human out of the loop automation. I ran across them back to back though. Hmmm.

This Warehouse Robot Reads Human Body Language

A Fleet of Confused Self-Driving Cars Stopped in the Middle of a Street for Hours

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:18:39pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:20:39pm
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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:22:21pm

Of course I’m the person who had to look up the tune to make sure I knew it. Although I also discovered that due to Covid, my singing voice is completely trashed.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:24:03pm
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Jay C  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:25:06pm

re: #109 Rightwingconspirator

Either of the following headlines would be a little un nerving for those of us wary of AI and human out of the loop automation. I ran across them back to back though. Hmmm.

This Warehouse Robot Reads Human Body Language

A Fleet of Confused Self-Driving Cars Stopped in the Middle of a Street for Hours

The main image I always get reading articles like this is a flashback to S2Ep1 of Extant, where Goran Visnjic’s character was assassinated by The Usual Sinister Conspiracy, who hack his self-driving cab, then lock him in and stall it on a railroad track in front of an oncoming train. And it’s not reassuring to think that it could also happen by “accident”…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:25:40pm

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

It only occurred to me as a straight single man that I COULD ACTUALLY LEARN to cook when I hit age 39 (I’m 48 now). Before then, I just assumed it was something I Couldn’t Do. Yes, I am/was an idiot. Anyway, at that point I got severely into cooking and was getting pretty well. I started collecting weird cookware (ancient cast-iron and unusual stainless steel, mainly) and was very enthusiastic about it until CHERNOBYL COVID hit. I quit going to the various markets to shop for fun ingredients to use in new recipes I’d never tried before, and reverted to nothing but eggs in the morning and frozen crap in the evening. I’m JUST NOW starting to try to cook properly again.

Nobody does or should care about any of this, but really all I wanted to say here was that I am sick of frozen food.

(3:13)

Youtube Video

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:32:12pm

Wow, extremely white and blonde.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:32:38pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:33:19pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:35:24pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

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My answer would probably get me banned.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:36:32pm
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nicdanger  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:36:34pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

oh well…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:37:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:38:50pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:39:08pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

Well, neither plays hurdy gurdy nor hammered dulcimer, so they can’t be real music. [ducks]

(2:46)

Youtube Video

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:39:48pm

Prediction (assuming it hasn’t happened already): Some scammer will market a pseudo-science based “pregnancy detector” wand and try to peddle it to anti-abortion police, church vigilantes, bounty hunters, etc.
Back in the early aughts. a completely fake bomb detector sold thousands of units, yielding millions in profit for the scammers. The Iraqi police were one customer and they actually used it at hot checkpoints, with catastrophic results.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:41:17pm

re: #125 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Prediction (assuming it hasn’t happened already): Some scammer will market a pseudo-science based “pregnancy detector” wand and try to peddle it to anti-abortion police, church vigilantes, bounty hunters, etc.
Back in the early aughts. a completely fake bomb detector sold thousands of units, yielding millions in profit for the scammers. The Iraqi police were one customer and they actually used it at hot checkpoints, with catastrophic results.

Speaking of which, anything new on the alleged Mississippi pregnancy dogs?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:45:13pm

re: #126 Teukka

Speaking of which, anything new on the alleged Mississippi pregnancy dogs?

The only source I can find is Democratic Underground reposting a tweet from Chip Franklin.

Chip Franklin is a comedian.

chipfranklin.com

We really don’t need lefties promoting untruths.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:48:50pm

re: #126 Teukka

Speaking of which, anything new on the alleged Mississippi pregnancy dogs?

The consensus seems to be that it won’t work, though I wouldn’t rule it out entirely. That won’t keep pseudoscience loving Repug sadists from spending public money on it though

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:49:13pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:53:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:54:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:56:34pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2022 • 5:56:55pm

“Impeach Biden” is yet again trending. Maybe a missile through a certain building in St. Petersburg would be in store? I know it’s mostly domestic, but it gets a big coordinated fillip from Russia.

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:01:16pm

re: #104 gocart mozart

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Trumps socks and Rudy’s sandals, right?

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:02:52pm

re: #133 Barefoot Grin

“Impeach Biden” is yet again trending. Maybe a missile through a certain building in St. Petersburg would be in store? I know it’s mostly domestic, but it gets a big coordinated fillip from Russia.

I’m convinced that the contretemps over Biden’s picking the “wrong” judge was amplified by trolls and bots on both ends of the “discussion”. In places like Reddit, it is blatantly obvious which subs are owned and run by trolls. They don’t even pretend to hide it.

After the last two weeks, I want more numbness.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:05:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:11:49pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yikes.

(huh. LGF says the maximum image size is 4M, but Edge says LGF’s maximum image size is 2M.)

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:13:46pm

re: #135 Sherlock Hound

After the last two weeks, I want more numbness.

This may explain my choice of drinks tonight.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:15:29pm

re: #138 Rightwingconspirator

This may explain my choice of drinks tonight.

Certainly. I don’t drink, though.
///

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:16:12pm

Can they spell “backfired”?
(Link to NBC)

Voter fraud claims are heating up a battle for political control in an oil-rich Texas county

Eleven people are registered to vote at this address. One of them is Loving County Commissioner Ysidro Renteria, who has been in office since 2011 and listed this property in December as his permanent address on his application to run for re-election, signed under oath. He and at least three relatives used the address to vote in the March primaries.

The secret?

“No one lives there,” Loving County Sheriff Chris Busse, who also serves as the registrar of voters, said in May. “I can attest that I’ve been here since 2008 and there has never, ever, ever been any of the Renterias — not even Ysidro — occupying it.”

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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:17:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:18:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:21:26pm

niterz, lizardz!

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Captain Ron  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:21:55pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:24:12pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

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The word ‘critical’ is so intimidating, some people want to ban its use.

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steve_davis  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:27:55pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

I cooked sausage today in a Wagner #4 blended heat ring skillet. Now that’s an unusual skillet. And it’s in great shape. And I’m starting to cook again, after a few years off.

funnily, i just made pasta sauce a few days ago with some italian sausage (not cased) in the giant carbon steel skillet i found for a good price on amazon. that shit is really all right. it wasn’t grocerystore sausage, but some stuff my local butcher has access to. it has kick, but not too much. used a can of rao’s marinara, a small onion, a red bell pepper. didn’t even add any additional seasoning. best damn sketti sauce i’ve likely ever made.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 6:54:47pm

Thread, nine tweets, caution for Texas-mandated rape-by-object for women.

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:14:13pm

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

It only occurred to me as a straight single man that I COULD ACTUALLY LEARN to cook when I hit age 39 (I’m 48 now). Before then, I just assumed it was something I Couldn’t Do. Yes, I am/was an idiot. Anyway, at that point I got severely into cooking and was getting pretty good at it. I started collecting weird cookware (ancient cast-iron and unusual stainless steel, mainly) and was very enthusiastic about it until CHERNOBYL COVID hit. I quit going to the various markets to shop for fun ingredients to use in new recipes I’d never tried before, and reverted to nothing but eggs in the morning and frozen crap in the evening. I’m JUST NOW starting to try to cook properly again.

Nobody does or should care about any of this, but really all I wanted to say here was that I am sick of frozen food.

I went to college at Tulane (thank you AFROTC!). Started cooking there because it was foodie heaven. Learned most of the Creole classics.

(Step one: Make a roux).

What color?

(What?)

What color? Blonde, Pecan, Dark?

(Oh, that depends. What are we making?)

A Gumbo Z’herbes.

(Pecan or Dark, depends on your taste. Never blonde.)

A good rule of thumb for home cooking:

Expensive pots and pans are cheaper in the long run, and never buy aluminum.

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:17:22pm
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Dangerman  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:29:29pm
When nine accused leaders of the Oath Keepers go on trial this fall to face seditious conspiracy charges for their role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, jurors in the government’s first big, showcase trial will hear a defense argument that will sound outlandish to many.

Jurors will be told that the far-right extremists believed President Donald Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act as they gathered at the Capitol — 100 strong in their camo-colored tactical gear — and turn them into his own, ultra-loyal federal militia.

Business insider

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:31:54pm

Earlier question answered.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:52:51pm

re: #150 Dangerman

Business insider

That was the plan. Pitiful those guys as the coup, but if he walked with them….

I finished The Bear. GREAT series. Hope it continues.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:54:28pm
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The GOP is a racist terrorist organization  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:56:51pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The only source I can find is Democratic Underground reposting a tweet from Chip Franklin.

Chip Franklin is a comedian.

chipfranklin.com

We really don’t need lefties promoting untruths.

Sarc tags needed.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2022 • 7:58:37pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:07:12pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:40:15pm

re: #64 darthstar

Looks like CanadianUkraineVolunteer packed up and left Twitter.

Left twitter, yes. Left Canada for Ukraine, no.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:54:43pm

Democrats must run for every available office. If you can’t find someone, file yourself.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion ruling.

Republicans still won the open seat as expected, but the margin surprised even some Democrats who have grown accustomed to lopsided, morale-crushing defeats.

Republican Mike Flood beat Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks with 53.2% of the vote in Tuesday’s special election, according to unofficial results. Pansing Brooks received 46.8%, with less than 7,200 total votes separating the candidates. The win was the narrowest in decades in the Republican-heavy, mostly rural 1st Congressional District, which hasn’t elected a Democrat to the House since 1964.

“It was a thrilling result,” said Danielle Conrad, a former Democratic state lawmaker from Lincoln. “Patty far outpaced the conventional wisdom. I don’t think anybody expected her to perform this well in such a tough district.”

(more)

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska (Associated Press, June 29, 2022)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 8:58:24pm
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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:07:02pm

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:27:53pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:32:44pm

Thread

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 9:42:33pm

re: #162 DodgerFan1988

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Thread

I am scared spitless.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:02:19pm

Archbishop: COVID Is Fake, It’s Time For A Revolution (Joe My God, July 1, 2022)

Far-right Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has done an interview with Steve Bannon’s War Room website and it’s a doozy. An excerpt:

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is nothing but a seasonal flu that could have been cured with existing treatments and effective prevention based on strengthening immune defenses. The prohibition of treatment, the discrediting of the effectiveness of drugs that have been in use for decades and the imposition of an experimental gene treatment that has been demonstrated not only to be ineffective but also harmful and often fatal - all this confirms for us that the pandemic has been planned and managed with the purpose of creating the greatest damage possible.

(more Catholic crazy at the link)

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:06:55pm

re: #163 retired cynic

I am scared spitless.

I agree with much of what he wrote, but the militias would get crushed by the national guard. It wouldn’t even be close; like the Yankees vs little league not close. Biden would still be president and have the full power of the federal government for 2 months after the election. No way he lets that shit fly.

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:08:13pm

This is kind of wow…RIP Willie Morrow, inventor of the Afro pick and pioneer of the Jheri curl.

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:09:50pm

re: #165 JC1

I’m still scared of what happens during those months: what would the National Guards do? How do you stop what APPEARS to be a constitutional f*ckup?

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:15:49pm

re: #167 retired cynic

I’m still scared of what happens during those months: what would the National Guards do? How do you stop what APPEARS to be a constitutional f*ckup?

Militias firing on protestors is not a constitutional fuckup. The national guard would roll in and crush the militias.

But yeah, it is a scary thought. And I as said, I agree with many of his fears. We have a year for one of the 5 crazies (I don’t think Roberts goes along with it) to be met with a heart attack or accident.

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:16:59pm

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Archbishop: COVID Is Fake, It’s Time For A Revolution (Joe My God, July 1, 2022)

(more Catholic crazy at the link)

“Seasonal flu” that did not respond to any of the existing flu treatments, unless we’re supposed to suddenly believe that anti-parasitic drugs are the recommended treatment for influenza.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:17:05pm

re: #165 JC1

I agree with much of what he wrote, but the militias would get crushed by the national guard. It wouldn’t even be close; like the Yankees vs little league not close. Biden would still be president and have the full power of the federal government for 2 months after the election. No way he lets that shit fly.

Thom did shows for RT America. I don’t trust him. His scenario is exactly what Putin wants. And I think it’s convenient that there is no agency for us as voters. Nothing we can do. Except listen to Thom some more. I wonder which leftist news outlet overlooked his old network to hire him?

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sagehen  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:17:23pm

re: #166 mmmirele

This is kind of wow…RIP Willie Morrow, inventor of the Afro pick and pioneer of the Jheri curl.

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We should admire him for the afro-pick, and shun him for the jheri curl.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:22:01pm

re: #169 Targetpractice

“Seasonal flu” that did not respond to any of the existing flu treatments, unless we’re supposed to suddenly believe that anti-parasitic drugs are the recommended treatment for influenza.

This is the same dickhead who sprung Kim Davis on Pope Francis and tried to claim Francis invited her, while said dickhead was the Papal Nuncio to the USA. In response, Francis fired him from that job.

He keeps it up and he’ll be appointed as a bishop to a Titular See (a former see which is depopulated or was overrun by invaders and no longer has Catholics in it). Such sees are a way to be rid of “troublesome priests” by the Church.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:25:26pm

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He keeps it up and he’ll be appointed as a bishop to a Titular See (a former see which is depopulated or was overrun by invaders and no longer has Catholics in it). Such sees are a way to be rid of “troublesome priests” by the Church.

Now this is the way.

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:26:44pm

re: #170 Sherlock Hound

Thom did shows for RT America. I don’t trust him. His scenario is exactly what Putin wants. And I think it’s convenient that there is no agency for us as voters. Nothing we can do. Except listen to Thom some more. I wonder which leftist news outlet overlooked his old network to hire him?

He’s not the only one warning about this. There’s still time to prevent this nonsense, but the Democrats have really not been paying enough attention to state legislatures in swing states.

Here’s a much more credible source:

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JC1  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:29:56pm

re: #170 Sherlock Hound

Thom did shows for RT America. I don’t trust him. His scenario is exactly what Putin wants. And I think it’s convenient that there is no agency for us as voters. Nothing we can do. Except listen to Thom some more. I wonder which leftist news outlet overlooked his old network to hire him?

But he is wrong in that the state legislatures couldn’t decide after the election to throw the votes to a specific candidate. The laws dictating the allocation of electors have to be on the books before the election starts. So the states mentioned would literarily need to pass laws before the election that say ‘the legislative can assign electors to whichever candidate it wants ‘.

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:31:08pm

re: #175 JC1

That is my hope. Anything else is just insane.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:38:26pm

The Sandhills Tropical Update:

5-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

Tropical Storm Bonnie has formed right on the coast of Nicaragua. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for both coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The storm is expected to retain its tropical characteristics as it crosses the Rocky Mountains, and emerge into the Pacific Ocean as a tropical storm. Afterwards, it is expected to intensify to a hurricane as it skirts the coastline of Mexico.

Tropical Disturbance 1 has formed just inland of Charleston, South Carolina. This system is expected to move up the Atlantic Coast, and if it remains close enough to the ocean or moves over it, will intensify into a tropical storm. The chance of development in the next 48 hours is 40%.

Tropical Disturbance 2 is over the Windward Islands, moving WNW. Conditions are not favourable for development (10% over five days).

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:39:53pm

re: #171 sagehen

We should admire him for the afro-pick, and shun him for the jheri curl.

Look, not my hairstyle but a lot of people liked it so I am not going to diss them. I mean, my people (white men of Southern extraction) went with the mullet, so who am I to complain?

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:41:51pm

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is the same dickhead who sprung Kim Davis on Pope Francis and tried to claim Francis invited her, while said dickhead was the Papal Nuncio to the USA. In response, Francis fired him from that job.

He keeps it up and he’ll be appointed as a bishop to a Titular See (a former see which is depopulated or was overrun by invaders and no longer has Catholics in it). Such sees are a way to be rid of “troublesome priests” by the Church.

He already has that job. He’s “titular archbishop of Ulpiana”, which is described as an ancient Roman city located in Kosovo. It currently consists of an archaeological park.

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:45:46pm

re: #179 mmmirele

No flies on Papa Frank!

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:49:52pm

The Oathkeepers plan to tell a jury it would’ve been legal for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act to convert them into his personal army.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:50:59pm

It’s time for our annual “People Being Stupid with Fireworks” observance.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:54:09pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:55:16pm

re: #174 JC1

That worst-case scenario does fit my priors, which is why I don’t trust it. But I have no doubt what would happen with this SCOTUS this cycle, let alone 2024.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:55:23pm

re: #175 JC1

But he is wrong in that the state legislatures couldn’t decide after the election to throw the votes to a specific candidate. The laws dictating the allocation of electors have to be on the books before the election starts. So the states mentioned would literarily need to pass laws before the election that say ‘the legislative can assign electors to whichever candidate it wants ‘.

Good point. But haven’t certain state legislatures passed laws that make it easier for them to ignore the popular vote? Perhaps they just claim that there was a problem with voting integrity and so they will select the electors. Or have their new voting laws only made it harder for certain people to vote?

Our Constitution is fatally flawed and unless at least 2 of the GOP justices exit the Court soon, our future is grim.

On the wording front — took 5

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:55:45pm

Meadows Intermediary Tried to Influence Hutchinson
“One of people who may have been trying to influence Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony did so at the behest of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows,” CNN reports.

“Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the vice chairwoman of the committee, brought up two examples of possible witness intimidation at a hearing featuring Hutchinson, who was an aide to Meadows in the Trump White House, earlier this week, without naming a witness or who made contact.”

“Sources now tell CNN that both instances recounted by Cheney were directed at Hutchinson, and that Hutchinson believes the messages were intended to impact her testimony.”

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:56:03pm

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

It’s time for our annual “People Being Stupid with Fireworks” observance.

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We’re Americans, we don’t just stick to one day of the year to gamble with high explosives. We’re just six months away from the annual “Battle of New Years.”

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:56:56pm

re: #181 No Malarkey!

The Oathkeepers plan to tell a jury it would’ve been legal for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act to convert them into his personal army.

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I see nothing in the article that indicates a judge is actually going to allow this fantasy argument to play out in front of a jury. Does anyone know differently?

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The GOP is a racist terrorist organization  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:58:22pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jul 1, 2022 • 10:59:56pm

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I seem to recall seeing this video before. Looking for more idiocy punctuated by bangs and screaming in the next two days!
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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:01:00pm

re: #185 Hecuba’s daughter

Good point. But haven’t certain state legislatures passed laws that make it easier for them to ignore the popular vote? Perhaps they just claim that there was a problem with voting integrity and so they will select the electors. Or have their new voting laws only made it harder for certain people to vote?

Our Constitution is fatally flawed and unless at least 2 of the GOP justices exit the Court soon, our future is grim.

On the wording front — took 5

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The state legislators could give themselves the job of certifying the vote, then they would void “fraudulent” votes (votes cast by urban poc) and certify the GOP candidate as the winner.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:02:15pm
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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:08:37pm

Republicans are already pushing to make some forms of birth control illegal.

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:11:18pm

re: #192 No Malarkey!

along those same lines…

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:22:23pm

New York strikes back with good new gun law.

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retired cynic  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:24:56pm

re: #195 No Malarkey!

New York strikes back with good new gun law.

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Let’s make this Federal!

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:38:33pm

Believe it or not, the GOP candidates for Governor of Arizona.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:41:04pm

Tennessee has made it a felony for the homeless to sleep.

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Captain Ron  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:41:37pm
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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:45:57pm

re: #199 Captain Ron

Makes sense; Putin and Greene are both fascists, so its natural that she would see Putin as an ally.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:48:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:52:34pm

Pastor and family stole $8M from taxpayers in Covid scam, feds say. Why haven’t they been charged? (NBC News)
A case which started with the Secret Service tipping off the Florida State Patrol about a high-dollar Mercedes-Benz they were looking for, a Canadian Christian ministry charged with defrauding the United States, immigration fraud, and using a demented accountant who hadn’t worked for years filing fraudulent paperwork with Canada and the USA. They were charged for the immigration fraud, but that case was dropped. They have not been charged with stealing over eight million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program.

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A Cranky One  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:53:51pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:55:59pm

re: #198 No Malarkey!

Tennessee has made it a felony for the homeless to sleep.

Quick way to disenfranchise homeless people from voting. That’s the point of this, not vagrancy.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 1, 2022 • 11:56:16pm

The mafia would be much more fabulous if they were all drag queens.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:01:51am

New Zealand once again demonstrating its one of the best governed nations on Earth.

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:03:20am

*sigh* I do so love it when people get frustrated with me over shit I have no control over, especially when they acknowledge that part of the problem they’re facing is due to their own stupidity.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:05:03am

re: #207 Targetpractice

*sigh* I do so love it when people get frustrated with me over shit I have no control over, especially when they acknowledge that part of the problem they’re facing is due to their own stupidity.

My favorite is when they show up on a weekend we’re full with a reservation… for Hayward, California… < head desk >

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:11:06am

re: #208 William Lewis

My favorite is when they show up on a weekend we’re full with a reservation… for Hayward, California… < head desk >

Nah, in this case the entire issue is due to their lack of planning. They know their bank will auto-reject out-of-state charges if they’re not given a heads-up, but they didn’t inform them so their reservation got auto-cancelled when the PMS got a decline from the bank when authorizing the first night’s rate. Then they showed up at 2am without calling us to let us know they’d be a late arrival because “We didn’t know about the traffic,” so they arrived just as the audit was running. And then got frustrated with me because I couldn’t tell them with any certainty how long the fully automated process was going to take.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:13:44am

re: #209 Targetpractice

Oh, yeah, gotcha.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:14:24am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:15:33am

re: #207 Targetpractice

*sigh* I do so love it when people get frustrated with me over shit I have no control over, especially when they acknowledge that part of the problem they’re facing is due to their own stupidity.

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Sherlock Hound  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:17:04am
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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:19:07am

re: #199 Captain Ron

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The GQP are a Reich forever in search of a Fuhrer.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:19:27am

Music porn: An eagle on the course today (that’s two in a row).
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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:20:00am

re: #213 Sherlock Hound

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My view of the Dems right now can be summed up in words my teachers often used to say when trying to figure out why I rarely did homework but tested so well: “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:21:03am

Mozart would approve:

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:21:23am

re: #199 Captain Ron

Every time Klan of Green Gables bitches about Ukraine, Biden gives them a few billion more in weapons.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:21:53am

re: #217 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Reload for proper start point.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:26:34am

re: #207 Targetpractice

*sigh* I do so love it when people get frustrated with me over shit I have no control over, especially when they acknowledge that part of the problem they’re facing is due to their own stupidity.

When we return to Nebraska after our trip to North Carolina in late August, we are coming home via Virginia Beach, DC, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces (including a drive across Labrador). That’s the shortcut.

Should we be making reservations at your hotel now?

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:32:39am

re: #220 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

When we return to Nebraska after our trip to North Carolina in late August, we are coming home via Virginia Beach, DC, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces (including a drive across Labrador). That’s the shortcut.

Should we be making reservations at your hotel now?

Never too early to make reservations.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 12:47:32am

Meme at Reddit’s r/ReligiousFruitcake (gaaaa)

reddit.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:23:31am

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

Ronald Reagan as a person might have been more affable and less of a brash, arrogant asshole than the most recent GOP President, but he was a bad President who did a lot to set America on its current downward trajectory.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:29:42am

So my wife was moping after looking in a mirror. I asked what’s wrong.

She said, “I have a lot more wrinkles than I used to.”

I replied, “Really? I never noticed.”

Tackled, smothered with kisses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:32:06am

re: #102 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

It only occurred to me as a straight single man that I COULD ACTUALLY LEARN to cook when I hit age 39 (I’m 48 now).

I learned because I was raised by a single (widowed) mom who had to work full-time. It am glad I did, it is still one of my favorite pastimes and rarely just a chore or drudge (well, the cleaning up part, as I don’t own a dishwasher)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:35:24am

re: #117 Charles Johnson

Don’t ask me to compare Steely Dan with Supertramp.

I might not give the answer that you want me to.

They were both releasing chart albums about the same time, and there are a few Supertramp songs I kind of like, but beyond that, NO COMPARISON in terms of songwriting, playing or production.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:49:20am

re: #194 mmmirele

…it has shuffled off its fiduciary coil and gone to join the currencies invisible!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:51:45am

re: #214 Targetpractice

The GQP are a Reich forever in search of a Fuhrer.

The next ones are up on deck, De Santis and Hawley fit the bill perfectly.

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:53:15am

Heh, little bit of unintentional humor tonight: On the bottom of the cardboard box for my Double Quarter Pounder from McDs, below the bit saying what’s in the box, comes this line: “Made with a minimum 37% post-consumer recycled product.” Nice of them to admit they’re selling me garbage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:53:23am

…caught up.

off to make more waffles.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:56:52am

re: #229 Targetpractice

Heh, little bit of unintentional humor tonight: On the bottom of the cardboard box for my Double Quarter Pounder from McDs, below the bit saying what’s in the box, comes this line: “Made with a minimum 37% post-consumer recycled product.” Nice of them to admit they’re selling me garbage.

recycled garbage

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:59:34am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

recycled garbage

“Eat recycled food: It’s good for the environment, and okay for you.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:59:40am

re: #229 Targetpractice

Heh, little bit of unintentional humor tonight: On the bottom of the cardboard box for my Double Quarter Pounder from McDs, below the bit saying what’s in the box, comes this line: “Made with a minimum 37% post-consumer recycled product.” Nice of them to admit they’re selling me garbage.

Is that referring to the box…or the burger?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 1:59:54am

re: #224 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So my wife was moping after looking in a mirror. I asked what’s wrong.

She said, “I have a lot more wrinkles than I used to.”

I replied, “Really? I never noticed.”

You are lucky. My ex would have just replied: “THAT’S BECAUSE YOU DON’T NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT ME AT ALL!!!”

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:01:39am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

Is that referring to the box…or the burger?

Yes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:13:05am

LET THEM EAT GOO!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:22:41am

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

You are lucky. My ex would have just replied: “THAT’S BECAUSE YOU DON’T NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT ME AT ALL!!!”

I am extremely appreciative of my wife. She did more for homeless vets than the entire Republican Party, and she loves me for who I am.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:30:02am

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:34:33am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:39:12am

Today’s random recognition of karma points goes to Sailfrog, with 1,063 points.

These can be redeemed at the nearest vaccination site in your area for an initial series or booster for the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:41:18am

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 2:52:03am

re: #152 HRH Stanley Sea

That was the plan. Pitiful those guys as the coup, but if he walked with them….

I finished The Bear. GREAT series. Hope it continues.

I thought so too and hope it continues. But it also works as a one season show.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:07:11am

re: #198 No Malarkey!

Sleeping is a human right

This is the most dystopian sentence I’ve read. Given the times we live in, that’s saying something.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:12:51am

re: #243 Teddy’s Person

This is the most dystopian sentence I’ve read. Given the times we live in, that’s saying something.

Plus the XIII Amendment gives them prison slave labour. Win/win for capitalism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:21:22am

Declaring something a “human right” diminishes its fungibility as a tradeable commodity: food, housing, air, water, medical care, education, living wages, etc…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:22:39am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:24:43am

re: #244 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Plus the XIII Amendment gives them prison slave labour. Win/win for capitalism.

All of these draconian, Christo-Fascist laws are like rancid onions with so many layers of awfulness it takes a while to truly comprehend their scope and impact.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:25:31am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A police chief from a Detroit suburb asked for forgiveness bc he trains his officers to shoot using only Black men’s images as target practice. This was discovered by Boy Scouts visiting the department headquarters.

This is just the kind of argument to counter the “Don’t all lives matter?” polemic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:26:54am

re: #248 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is just the kind of argument to counter the “Don’t all lives matter?” polemic.

Someone in the comments suggested Boy Scout troops all over the country should tour police firing ranges to see how common this is.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:29:41am

Browsing around the fantasy genre of films to find something to watch I came across this:

The Blazing World

I found parts of it very interesting. It is not a good movie, by my standards, because the structure of the film promises a plot like standard movies but half way through it switches into more of a collage of interpretive film.

The blurb on IMDB:

Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive.

… is misleading. As are the genre tags of “comedy” and “adventure”. In reality it is straight up fantasy that bends towards horror in parts.

Only recommended to those who like film as a medium to explore, again, because the film will fail if you expect it to be a cohesive story.

Also, the lead actor, Carlson Young, may be familiar to some from her work as an actress, but here she was the director (and co-writer) and I think she shows promise as this is her first real production in which she was in such control.

One part, set in a desert, I found rather compelling as a horror story, without resorting to blood and guts.

It’s available on Tubi: tubitv.com

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:31:22am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:34:54am

Again folks, this is Christianity, not Islam.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:39:06am

I’m off to bed before someone turns on the birds for the morning. Catch y’all later.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:39:24am

The guy had been charged with second-degree assault (a felony) but it’s been reduced to third-degree assault (a misdemeanor), third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment.

What struck me about the video is how quickly the person beside Rudy starts to make a big deal out of it and rubs his back. These guys have people around them to make sure no opportunity to act the whiny victim goes untapped. I wonder if this is a paying gig or just a volunteer opportunity.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:50:46am

re: #250 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This song is the final music in the film. This song feels like something David Lynch might use:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:52:48am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A 10-year-old girl is raped. The State forces her to remain pregnant and tells her to consider it an “opportunity.”

This isn’t Iran. This isn’t Gilead. This isn’t hypothetical.

This happened today in Ohio.

The Dems need to spread the news that this will be happening all over the USA if the GOP is allowed to have its way.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:53:56am

re: #254 Teddy’s Person

Giuliani needs be brought up for pressing fake charges: there is no way that could be considered felony assault.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:01:06am

re: #255 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The music obviously borrows from Tchaikovsky.

Perhaps that is also what I thought interesting about the movie as part of the soundtrack is from The Nutcracker.

I’ve been going through a pile of movies, less notable (i.e. not blockbusters). Most don’t keep me for more than 10 minutes as so many film/TV works are too much by rote, too predictable, and often without depth of acting or dialogue.

A soundtrack can make or break a production.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:17:17am

re: #258 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A soundtrack can make or break a production.

Or even a scene: in The Empire Strikes Back, this scene is our introduction to the might of the Galactic Empire (at the 1:25 mark)….

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“The Imperial March” perfectly sets the scene. A boldly militaristic march that lets us, the viewer, know that the Empire is deadly serious and not some hapless organization, but one fully intent on imposing its will throughout the Star Wars galaxy.

Chef’s kiss, indeed.

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:18:53am

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Giuliani needs be brought up for pressing fake charges: there is no way that could be considered felony assault.

Mayor Adams already suggested that; which is of course one more think for Rudy to whine about.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:22:58am

re: #259 Dr Lizardo

An interesting variation was from the use of the march in a major key as the Empire’s Anthem in Star Wars: Rebels… Happy Empire Day, indeed!

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:24:16am

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:27:06am

re: #262 Teddy’s Person

Cute. But as someone who fought against both fascists and communists in Spain, I doubt he’d have been surprised. Depressed perhaps, but unsurprised…

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:29:02am

A light in a sea of darkness.

A mosque in Berlin on Friday became the first in Germany to fly a rainbow flag in support of the LGBT community, ahead of two major gay pride events in the city this month.

The Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in the central Moabit neighbourhood unfurled the flag ahead of Friday prayers in front of a small crowd, including Berlin’s culture senator Klaus Lederer.

Many of those attending wore rainbow stickers that read “Love is Halal”.

The mosque, founded five years ago, is Germany’s only self-described liberal mosque and allows men and women to pray together, as well as being open to LGBT worshippers.

Picture here

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:30:02am

re: #261 William Lewis

Reminds me of this, where someone took Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” into a major key.

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Sounds like it could’ve come straight out of some 1990s teen comedy 😄

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:32:24am

re: #263 William Lewis

Cute. But as someone who fought against both fascists and communists in Spain, I doubt he’d have been surprised. Depressed perhaps, but unsurprised…

I read the expression as “fucking hell not this shit again” more than surprise.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:40:45am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Normal tourist stuff.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:46:25am

Well, I get the feeling this is gonna be a big news story here in Czech Republic pretty soon:

In a sophisticated “pillaging and plundering” scheme that involved blatant abuse of power in the upper echelon of the Turkish government, associates of the corrupt President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defrauded the Czech Export Bank and its insurer EGAP of more than 400 million euros.

The scheme, part of a secret plan to enrich Erdoğan and his cronies in a series of unlawful seizures with the manipulation of regulatory bodies and the criminal justice system, was put into motion when Turkish conglomerate Naksan Holding, valued at $3.6 billion and comprising 51 companies, was forcibly taken over from its owners in July 2016, with new management installed to run it.

meforum.org

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TarHellion  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:47:27am

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Such a promising start but settle for the 4/6. Enjoy the day/evening everyone!

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:10:57am

re: #175 JC1

But he is wrong in that the state legislatures couldn’t decide after the election to throw the votes to a specific candidate. The laws dictating the allocation of electors have to be on the books before the election starts. So the states mentioned would literarily need to pass laws before the election that say ‘the legislative can assign electors to whichever candidate it wants ‘.

i remember discussing this a couple of years back
either before 2020 or 2016
along the lines of

state legs can hold an election
or
not hold an election and instead select their own electors

they cant hold an election and then change methods mid process and select their own

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:12:17am

re: #270 Dangerman

then again w/r/t what might seem to be ‘insane’ and that’s not what the law means etc, there’s this scotus…

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:15:32am

re: #181 No Malarkey!

The Oathkeepers plan to tell a jury it would’ve been legal for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act to convert them into his personal army.

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if tfg ‘believed’ this was the right thing to do and he needed to do it, why not use the actual military?

surely he could have found one loyal general and a few hundred troops

i think we know why

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:19:00am

re: #272 Dangerman

if tfg ‘believed’ this was the right thing to do and he needed to do it, why not use the actual military?

surely he could have found one loyal general and a few hundred troops

i think we know why

Trump wanted the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys as his very own Sturmabteilung, that’s why. He knew the actual military would’ve told him to go fuck himself.

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Ming5000  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:21:07am

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lol. The LOOK

😂

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:27:19am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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A police chief from a Detroit suburb asked for forgiveness bc he trains his officers to shoot using only Black men’s images as target practice. This was discovered by Boy Scouts visiting the department headquarters.

Imagine how this choice has socialized those officers.

isnt the word ‘groomed’?

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:35:10am

re: #273 Dr Lizardo

Trump wanted the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys as his very own Sturmabteilung, that’s why. He knew the actual military would’ve told him to go fuck himself.

there are two A answers.
that’s one.

the other is he knew it wasn’t a legit move

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:49:02am

The pace that DeSantis is turning the Florida public education curriculum into the Christian home schooling curriculum and going after academic freedom at higher education is horrifying. He’s creating a legal quagmire that will push out all the good teachers, who will be replaced with unqualified partisan hacks. Regardless of the success or failure of his pet legislation, the partisan hacks will simply implement those policies their classrooms.

When lawful evil might not work, fucking chaotic evil is there to pick up the slack.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:57:45am

Russia is celebrating fourth of July as a goodwill gesture.

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steve_davis  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:12:10am

re: #197 No Malarkey!

Believe it or not, the GOP candidates for Governor of Arizona.

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LOL at the manspread on that prime example of the alpha male.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:12:51am
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:13:04am

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:26:05am

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steve_davis  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:27:27am

re: #254 Teddy’s Person

The guy had been charged with second-degree assault (a felony) but it’s been reduced to third-degree assault (a misdemeanor), third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment.

What struck me about the video is how quickly the person beside Rudy starts to make a big deal out of it and rubs his back. These guys have people around them to make sure no opportunity to act the whiny victim goes untapped. I wonder if this is a paying gig or just a volunteer opportunity.

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oh please, on the third-degree charges. I might well ask for a bench trial, just because I can’t imagine any sober legal professional looking at that and thinking a light tap on the back and a political opinion constitute menacing or harassment. assuming the prosecution is trying desperately to get counsel to plead down to something, but if I were the lawyer, I tell them to stuff it. see you in court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:29:47am

oddly enough, there was only one word that would fit for third guess with the letters available.

1Os0tV2eDAhhHtg07LIY9f79SN4l41aVfG/+SLNooRM1WONB+qNmHC/RR6wrdhOseoE4bfPvzVr41C5xMMuGBbtumkzUmNUr5n89INxkXgP4v4UaE0teTzh999K4zS/4

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TarHellion  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:31:31am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

ifS1NSUh5ZY4pW5qHfIfWsU08VNIbMPgnt/pX96vmyRNf/0AFR3mA3zHja5Agg/uxjH98HmTWzSXRYH0HxfBNhUdf6NkqZaHPYFjLAbfzAxb4UhxOGwYqvCjeRX6b7H8BzYmfuQyQnFCftIMUHZR5Q==

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:36:40am
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:37:50am
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jeffreyw  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:37:54am

frittata

Good morning!

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:39:42am

The only marker they get, and we’ll never know their stories.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:41:09am
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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:56:07am

re: #289 William Lewis

The only marker they get, and we’ll never know their stories.

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Is that near where you live?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:56:39am

re: #218 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Every time Klan of Green Gables bitches about Ukraine, Biden gives them a few billion more in weapons.

That only works until the GOP takes over the House or Senate and bars aid to Ukraine. MTG represents the id of the contemporary Republican Party. Their orange messiah has expressed displeasure over our funding of Ukraine in their battle for survival. I have no doubt that the GOP will betray our nation.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:57:45am

re: #291 Teddy’s Person

Is that near where you live?

Cemetery on the edge of town.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:00:11am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were both releasing chart albums about the same time, and there are a few Supertramp songs I kind of like, but beyond that, NO COMPARISON in terms of songwriting, playing or production.

I like both of them. Different styles and a bit of a apples vs oranges thing for me.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:03:11am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

That only works until the GOP takes over the House or Senate and bars aid to Ukraine. MTG represents the id of the contemporary Republican Party. Their orange messiah has expressed displeasure over our funding of Ukraine in their battle for survival. I have no doubt that the GOP will betray our nation.

That won’t happen as long as McConnell is the Senate GOP leader.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:03:20am

re: #293 William Lewis

Cemetery on the edge of town.

We would road trip during the summers when I was a kid. My mom always wanted to stop at old cemeteries and just walk around to see what the grave stones and markers could tell us about the past.

Is there any indication of when that marker was placed?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:05:46am

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ronald Reagan as a person might have been more affable and less of a brash, arrogant asshole than the most recent GOP President, but he was a bad President who did a lot to set America on its current downward trajectory.

We could have recovered from his damaging policies; it was really Gingrich, McConnell, the Federalist Society and Faux News who are far more culpable in the destruction of this country. Reagan was more of a tool of others rather than the leader of this plunge toward destruction.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:07:49am

re: #270 Dangerman

i remember discussing this a couple of years back
either before 2020 or 2016
along the lines of

state legs can hold an election
or
not hold an election and instead select their own electors

they cant hold an election and then change methods mid process and select their own

Pennsylvania’s is going to try to pull that off in either 2022 or 2024 I can almost guarantee. And they will also do it where they hold all the elections in that process are perfectly legitimate and only the Presidential (and maybe US Senate) ones are those to hold in doubt, claim there are issues with the “integrity” of the election, and change the outcome accordingly to that of their choosing.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:09:09am

re: #290 Teukka

Blessed be the Fruit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:15:50am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Again folks, this is Christianity, not Islam.

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She was able to travel to neighboring Indiana because Indiana has not yet restricted our right to bodily autonomy. Unfortunately that is coming soon. This is an absolute disgrace.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:28:13am

re: #288 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Interesting. Seeing the photo I wiki-ed “Frittata” to see how it differed from an omelet.

And what I make as my standard heavy breakfast (when I make one) is much closer to a frittata in format than an omelet, though arguably neither do to how I cook them.

Sort of a omelet-frittata hybrid?

Preparing the above dish for instance:
0. Using the 6” pan instead of my smaller omelet pan.
1. Veggies (Green Peppers and Onion) being fried in butter in the pan to soften them under medium or low-medium heat.
2. Three eggs whipped in separate bowl - some air for fluffiness and uniformity.
3. Eggs added to pan once the veggies are softened up and onion maybe caramelizing a bit. (Expectation is that onion will caramelize a bit more.
4. Herbs, salt, pepper added. Cheese added on top. *
5. Pot lid placed over pan. ** (Intended to hold heat in and help melt the cheese and cook the egg on the top and avoid any desire or need to flip the thing.)
6. Once top is set and/or molten cheese folded to ease serving and plated for eating.

* - Wikipedia appears to differ omelet for frittata based on at what point the extras are added on top, before or after the egg is cooked.

** - This is my major change in process. Picked it up when I saw a short order cook using a lid on a griddle in order to help things on the top of a food being fried to get cooked/melted like cheese. It also alleviates a need to bake/broil or flip something to get the top cooked. Though folding an omelet and letting it rest a bit will often allow the egg on top to finish setting as well. (I don’t like gooey eggs, so getting them to set makes a difference to me.)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:30:26am

Christofacists on the march, UK edition:

A Derbyshire café has been the recipient of a letter threatening legal action and a victim of graffiti, all because of the “punny” name of one of its sandwiches. The Bridge Bakehouse in Whaley Bridge offers freshly baked, handmade goods including cakes, pastries and sandwiches, one of which has been branded an “insult to Christianity”.

The café boasts a menu of sandwiches, most of which have playful names, including “Don’t go bacon my heart”, “Are you chicken me out?” and “Get ya goat, you’ve pulled”. These are just a small selection of the puns on offer at this popular Peak District business.

However the name which has sparked this entire saga is a caramelised onion, onion chutney, mature cheddar and mozzarella sandwich, dubbed the “cheesus Christ”. The sandwich has been on the menu since last year, but in the last week the sandwich name on the cafe’s outdoor menu has been painted over in white paint and the business has been sent a letter claiming to be from a Christian group threatening legal action.

derbytelegraph.co.uk

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:38:19am

re: #299 No Malarkey!

Blessed be the Fruit.

Yeah. Like, I had some pro-lifer say that an Ohio rep didn’t say certain things, then I dumped this stack of links on him. Am I evil? Not evil enough?

washingtonpost.com
independent.co.uk
eu.cincinnati.com
msnbc.com
businessinsider.com
theguardian.com
nypost.com

And this is just from around the date Jean Schmidt said that (late April), and just the first Google™ search page… And there’s and ever increasing number which also including the pregnant 10-year old Ohio girl making headlines…

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:41:38am

In other news:

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:43:13am

re: #290 Teukka

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she thinks the 10 year old should give birth
save the ‘unborn’ fuck up the 10 year old born
apparently her dad raped her, i think
so at 10, if she survived the birth, where does the baby go?

10 year old cant support it
10 year old isnt out of elementary school ffs
10 year old’s family? why is it their responsibility (in general not in this specific case).
and in this case, the family DID IT to her. how do you trust dad there?

adoption? really. like instantaneous?
not into the state system and then processed normally which means foster care, etc and could take years

oh, you mean identify some willing and deserving (choose your religion) hetero couple to swoop in and take the baby at birth (but again, eff the 10 yo who also apparently needs a good home)

so how does that work. this 10 yo wasnt a willing surrogate. who advocates for her in this ‘contract’ situation being forced upon her?

this is insane-land
eta: … every single perverse maneuver and rationalization in the pursuit of saving the ‘babbies’ at all costs

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:44:34am

re: #297 Hecuba’s daughter

We could have recovered from his damaging policies; it was really Gingrich, McConnell, the Federalist Society and Faux News who are far more culpable in the destruction of this country. Reagan was more of a tool of others rather than the leader of this plunge toward destruction.

early onset alzheimers will do that
and i mean early

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:47:22am

re: #302 Dr Lizardo

Christofacists on the march, UK edition:

derbytelegraph.co.uk

However the name which has sparked this entire saga is a caramelised onion, onion chutney, mature cheddar and mozzarella sandwich, dubbed the “cheesus Christ”. The sandwich has been on the menu since last year, but in the last week the sandwich name on the cafe’s outdoor menu has been painted over in white paint and the business has been sent a letter claiming to be from a Christian group threatening legal action.

way to resolve it is ask the obvious question: What would cheeses do?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:48:33am

re: #307 Dangerman

way to resolve it is ask the obvious question: What would cheeses do?

Make many savory dishes, or crackers, taste better?

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:55:05am

re: #305 Dangerman

she thinks the 10 year old should give birth
save the ‘unborn’ fuck up the 10 year old born
apparently her dad raped her, i think
so at 10, if she survived the birth, where does the baby go?

10 year old cant support it
10 year old isnt out of elementary school ffs
10 year old’s family? why is it their responsibility (in general not in this specific case).
and in this case, the family DID IT to her. how do you trust dad there?

adoption? really. like instantaneous?
not into the state system and then processed normally which means foster care, etc and could take years

oh, you mean identify some willing and deserving (choose your religion) hetero couple to swoop in and take the baby at birth (but again, eff the 10 yo who also apparently needs a good home)

so how does that work. this 10 yo wasnt a willing surrogate. who advocates for her in this ‘contract’ situation being forced upon her?

this is insane-land
eta: … every single perverse maneuver and rationalization in the pursuit of saving the ‘babbies’ at all costs

Like, when I debate with pro-“life”rs, they behave like ectopic pregnancies, eclampsia, puerperal endometritis, uterine tearing, and the other common complications for mothers that young are things that them libs invent, and not real things which threaten both the life of the mother and the fetus.

Like, none of the possible manners of death in the pregnant 10-year old scenario are particularly free from severe suffering.

Also, re: adoption, father-daughter offspring have known issues, often severe. Who is going to adopt such a child…

JFC. I can’t even…

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:57:04am

Meanwhile, in Sweden:
SD: “The fight against abortion must be intensified”

THIS IS HOW LOCAL SWEDISH DEMOCRATS THINK ABOUT ABORTION - NO MATTER WHAT ÅKESSON SAYS
“The fight against abortion must be intensified” writes SD Uppsala in its budget proposal under the heading “protect the right to life”. But first, they refuse to admit what they mean by that. See the full video.
The clips come from the regional council on 14/6 2021. Films and documents are available publicly at Region Uppsala.
fb.watch

For context, SD is the party closest to the current incarnation of the GOP. The Sweden Democrats party can track their history back to Sverigepartiet (Sweden Party), Bevara Sverige Svenskt (Keep Sweden Swedish) to Nordiska Rikspartiet (Nordic Realm Party) which was openly Nazi.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:58:37am

re: #96 Charles Johnson

Herogasm was a pretty remarkable party.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:00:35am
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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:03:10am

Y’all probably remember the fatal crash of an automated Uber here in Tempe back in 2018 while there was a backup driver in the passenger seat. She’s being accused of negligent homicide. Well, the case is a bit more complicated than I thought. The defense is alleging that she was NOT watching TV on her phone (specifically, “The Voice”) but was responding to work messages on her work phone at the time of the crash. Anyway…

ETA: I was unaware that a veteran prosecutor is going to b canned after engaging in overcharging and trying to charge BLM protesters as a ‘gang’ (for the gang enhancement).

abc15.com

For the record, the county prosecutor elected in 2020 died earlier this year. Allister Adel died of “health complications” but she had issues with alcohol as well. She was 45. Why yes, Maricopa County is MESSED UP.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:04:18am

re: #313 mmmirele

Y’all probably remember the fatal crash of an automated Uber back in 2018 while there was a driver in the passenger seat. She’s being accused of negligent homicide. Well, the case is a bit more complicated than I thought. The defense is alleging that she was NOT watching TV on her phone (specifically, “The Voice”) but was responding to work messages on her work phone at the time of the crash. Anyway…

Does the specific thing she was doing on her phone matter, if she wasn’t paying attention to be able to avoid a crash? FFS.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:07:49am

Depends. Did her employer have procedure for answering work message demands? If not oh boy.

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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:10:48am

re: #314 Dopamine Fish

Does the specific thing she was doing on her phone matter, if she wasn’t paying attention to be able to avoid a crash? FFS.

Well, yes and no. She’s working and if she has a requirement to respond to those messages within X amount of time, then it could be a black mark against her. We need to know more about what was going on here. /signed, I am expected to respond to pages within 5 minutes. My thought about that is nothing is so serious that I’m going to kill myself making a five minute deadline, but I don’t know if not answering work messages would have caused her a problem.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:13:47am

re: #316 mmmirele

Well, yes and no. She’s working and if she has a requirement to respond to those messages within X amount of time, then it could be a black mark against her. We need to know more about what was going on here. /signed, I am expected to respond to pages within 5 minutes. My thought about that is nothing is so serious that I’m going to kill myself making a five minute deadline.

I still can’t believe you have a 5-minute response time on your pages. Ours is 15 minutes, and to be honest, these days, I rarely take it seriously because of how few incidents I’m involved in these days.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:17:06am
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JC1  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:17:22am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

That only works until the GOP takes over the House or Senate and bars aid to Ukraine. MTG represents the id of the contemporary Republican Party. Their orange messiah has expressed displeasure over our funding of Ukraine in their battle for survival. I have no doubt that the GOP will betray our nation.

The MIC still holds sway with many elected Republicans. The votes on aid to Ukraine weren’t close… that’s one area where I’m not concerned about continued support.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:18:06am

re: #316 mmmirele

Well, yes and no. She’s working and if she has a requirement to respond to those messages within X amount of time, then it could be a black mark against her. We need to know more about what was going on here. /signed, I am expected to respond to pages within 5 minutes. My thought about that is nothing is so serious that I’m going to kill myself making a five minute deadline.

What did Uber tell their clients about being a passenger in a self-driving vehicle? If Uber claimed that the client could nap or read while the car was in motion, then CEO should be put on trial for manslaughter. If, however, clients were told that they had to be alert and pay attention to the operation of the vehicle, then she should be held responsible if she was distracted while the car was in motion.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:19:05am

re: #317 Dopamine Fish

I got tapped with pager duty once - actually volunteered for it to spell the developers on a long weekend. I don’t do pager duty anymore.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:23:09am

re: #321 darthstar

I got tapped with pager duty once - actually volunteered for it to spell the developers on a long weekend. I don’t do pager duty anymore.

There was a time when I was involved in a lot of incidents, back at the beginning of 2021, when we had just released our new platform. We cleaned some stuff up and improved reliability in some key areas, and my pages quickly tailed off.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:25:44am

I just got back from a funeral visitation. I didn’t know the person. She was one of the people my wife helped care for through her eldercare job. She always goes to the visitations if she can, but my wife is visiting her own ill mother and asked me to go in her place. I approached the husband and said “Ben?” He said, “oui?” Oh, right. He is Benoit, not Benjamin. Anyway, it was fascinating. A lot of the older people still had an accent, though it’s possible they were family from Quebec.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:28:13am

re: #319 JC1

The MIC still holds sway with many elected Republicans. The votes on aid to Ukraine weren’t close… that’s one area where I’m not concerned about continued support.

In a House run by McCarthy, where traditional Republicans have been replaced by MAGAts, I wouldn’t count on that at all. Those who support Trump are against assistance to Ukraine; they want money directed to “help” Americans, not supporting the survival of the free world, because they support Putin.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:30:01am

I just had the funniest thing happen to me in a long time. This morning I got dressed and went out to the local Acme to get some soda. Between that time and now I did not realize that I had put on my polo inside out. My mind must be enjoying my mini vacation.

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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:34:44am

re: #202 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Pastor and family stole $8M from taxpayers in Covid scam, feds say. Why haven’t they been charged? (NBC News)
A case which started with the Secret Service tipping off the Florida State Patrol about a high-dollar Mercedes-Benz they were looking for, a Canadian Christian ministry charged with defrauding the United States, immigration fraud, and using a demented accountant who hadn’t worked for years filing fraudulent paperwork with Canada and the USA. They were charged for the immigration fraud, but that case was dropped. They have not been charged with stealing over eight million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program.

While I want these asshats arrested and charged, I strongly suspect that this isn’t the first fraud that they’ve done, and that in fact they’ve been grifting in various ways for years. But yeah, charge these guys with the obvious fraud on the USA. If the Feds can arrest guys for using their PPP checks on Lambos, they can charge these guys even though they’re god peddlers. In fact, charge them BECAUSE they’re god peddlers and maybe put the fear of God into the rest of the thieves and con artists out there. /Absolutely NOT in the mood for it today.

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JC1  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:36:25am

re: #324 Hecuba’s daughter

In a House run by McCarthy, where traditional Republicans have been replaced by MAGAts, I wouldn’t count on that at all. Those who support Trump are against assistance to Ukraine; they want money directed to “help” Americans, not supporting the survival of the free world, because they support Putin.

Only 10 Republicans in the house voted against the lend lease act for Ukraine.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:39:57am

re: #288 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:44:03am

re: #325 PhillyPretzel

I just had the funniest thing happen to me in a long time. This morning I got dressed and went out to the local Acme to get some soda. Between that time and now I did not realize that I had put on my polo inside out. My mind must be enjoying my mini vacation.

You do not want to know how many times I went grocery shopping with my zipper down.
(“jfc….. there he is again…..)
And then walk outside and feel a breeze…..
For my next trick….

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:45:09am

re: #301 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

That is my kind of meal. Perfect!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:51:04am
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jaunte  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:54:21am

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

Too late, she’s already a damned idiot.

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Ming5000  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:58:29am

re: #313 mmmirele

This Tesla made some bad moves

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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:01:03am

re: #317 Dopamine Fish

I still can’t believe you have a 5-minute response time on your pages. Ours is 15 minutes, and to be honest, these days, I rarely take it seriously because of how few incidents I’m involved in these days.

Believe it. I’ve had to tell this to my partners…and when they express astonishment, I note that I have the same requirement. The reality is that NOBODY and I do mean NOBODY makes the five minute mark. NOBODY. I have told my partners to “do their best.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:03:58am

re: #232 Targetpractice

“Eat recycled food: It’s good for the environment, and okay for you.”

Eat Pagpag

Pagpag is the Tagalog term for leftover food from restaurants (usually from fast food restaurants) scavenged from garbage sites and dumps.[1][2] Pagpag food can also be expired frozen meat, fish, or vegetables discarded by supermarkets and scavenged in garbage trucks where this expired food is collected.[3] The word in the Tagalog language literally means “to shake off the dust or dirt”, and refers to the act of shaking the dirt off of the edible portion of the leftovers. Pagpag can be either eaten immediately after it was found in the trash or cooked in variety of ways after collecting it.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:07:14am

re: #334 mmmirele

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:13:43am

South Carolina:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:15:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:17:09am
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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:19:14am

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:23:35am

re: #340 nines09

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:26:11am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:29:24am

re: #341 PhillyPretzel

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:29:27am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Pro-Incest Party.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:30:51am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

South Carolina:

Under his eye.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:31:51am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:32:58am

re: #344 jaunte

The Pro-Incest Party.

Blessed be the Fruit.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:33:25am

re: #343 nines09

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:33:39am

re: #347 No Malarkey!

Blessed be the Fruit.

I was thinking more along the lines of, “There’s a reason why stepsister porn is the #1 search on Pornhub in most states.”

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:33:54am

re: #347 No Malarkey!

Anti-science big tent.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:34:50am
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Teukka  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:35:40am

re: #351 Teukka

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:36:54am

re: #345 No Malarkey!

Under his eye.

These eyes (the SC Health Director) Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:37:12am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:43:23am

re: #353 BeachDem

Yeesh, he looks like something out of David Lynch’s nightmares.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:46:52am

More blood for the Tree of Liberty.

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:54:49am

re: #353 BeachDem

Stunt double for Dumb and Dumber.

Looks like the guy who hangs out by the rest areas on the Interstates.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:58:58am

re: #353 BeachDem

These eyes (the SC Health Director) Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

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That hair cut is not doing him any favors.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:20:46pm

re: #266 Teddy’s Person

I read the expression as “fucking hell not this shit again” more than surprise.


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