100 Prisoners: The Riddle That Seems Impossible Even if You Know the Answer

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The 100 Prisoners Riddle feels completely impossible even once you know the answer. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org get 20% off a yearly subscription.

Special thanks to Destin of Smarter Every Day (ve42.co), Toby of Tibees (ve42.co), and Jabril of Jabrils (ve42.co) for taking the time to think about this mind bending riddle.

Huge thanks to Luke West for building plots and for his help with the math.
Huge thanks to Dr. Eugene Curtin and Dr. Max Warshauer for their great article on the problem and taking the time to help us understand it: ve42.co
Thanks to Dr. John Baez for his help with finding alternate ways to do the calculations.
Thanks to Simon Pampena for his input and analysis.

Other 100 Prisoners Riddle videos:
minutephysics: YouTube
Vsauce2: YouTube
Stand-up Maths: YouTube
TED-Ed: YouTube

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References:
Original paper: Gál, A., & Miltersen, P.B. (2003). The Cell Probe Complexity of Succinct Data Structures. BRICS, Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus. All rights reserved. – ve42.co
Winkler, P. (2006). Seven Puzzles You Think You Must Not Have Heard Correctly. – ve42.co
The 100 Prisoners Problem – ve42.co
Golomb, S. & Gaal, P. (1998). On the Number of Permutations on n Objects with Greatest Cycle Length k. Advances in Applied Mathematics, 20(1), 98-107. – ve42.co
Lamb, E. (2012). Puzzling Prisoners Presented to Promote North America’s Only Museum of Math. Observations, Scientific American. – ve42.co
Permutations – ve42.co
Probability that a random permutation of n elements has a cycle of length k greater than n/2, Math SE. – ve42.co
Counting Cycle Structures in Sn, Math SE. – ve42.co
What is the distribution of cycle lengths in derangements? In particular, expected longest cycle, Math SE. – ve42.co
The Manim Community Developers. (2021). Manim - Mathematical Animation Framework (Version v0.13.1). – manim.community

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:46:15pm

Yes, there’s gonna be math.

It isn’t really too extreme, but it is a little mind-twisting.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:53:32pm

Current Mood:

Youtube Video

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:58:22pm

The only math I needed today is that, after 27 years of sitting unused in the basement, I hauled all of my freeweights off to the secondhand sports store. It took about 10 trips to get them all out to the car and the store tabulated them to weigh 297 pounds. I got $100 for the weights plus a pair of hockey skates I hadn’t used for 30 years. They were happy, I was happy, and very sweaty. Ibuprofen and Gatorade have been my friend this evening.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 3:59:35pm

re: #3 stpaulbear

So IOW you got one last workout and money from them?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:02:45pm
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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:06:06pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tesla says NO

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:07:50pm
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Captain Ron  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:08:29pm

re: #6 nines09

Tesla says NO

Tesla is being sued again for racism in their CA plants.

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:10:44pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

You are asking the people who in 20 fucking years have not been able to put complete sentences together to think.
It ain’t happening.
Now or later.
Ever.

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:12:22pm

re: #8 Captain Ron

Elon likes that Apartheid model.
Some are lesser than others.
You may be lesser but enjoy your Tesla….

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:13:15pm

Elon has ONE concern.
Elon.
The rest of us can fuck right off.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:13:22pm

re: #4 William Lewis

So IOW you got one last workout and money from them?

Yep. If I had been doing that three times a week for 27 years I’d be in great shape now.

It was the pre-moving task that I was dreading most. Next worst will be packing and moving 2500 records (they’ll fit in the new place!!!) and going through my books.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:15:49pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:17:32pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s been just over a week since Roe was struck down and look at the insane shit we are ALREADY seeing.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:17:38pm

re: #10 nines09

Elon likes that Apartheid model.
Some are lesser than others.
You may be lesser but enjoy your Tesla….

I still like my 5-speed manual 2009 Pontiac Vibe, assembled in CA. A Toyota in Detroit skin. Did you know they’re getting hip again? 😎

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:19:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:24:11pm
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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:25:28pm

re: #15 stpaulbear

I have a 2009 Grand Caravan with the 3.8 engine and it can get up and walk. Runs hot. Needs more oil changes. But it can jump. Handles very good. My mechanic tells me the shocks good, but I’m going to replace. 130,000 and kicking. No leaks. All tight. Seat 6 comfy. Mini camper.
Oh and I carried all the PA equipment and my amp and pedalboard and bass players shit with 4 passengers and it did high speeds very well….
so far….

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:29:20pm

“The Tire Extinguishers” Arrived in the U.S., They’re After Gas Guzzler SUVs

Do you drive an SUV? Then you might become a target for the environmental activists that are after your tires. The movement had just begun in the U.S. after having a successful start in the UK. Here’s what they do and, more importantly, why.

This is outrageous, presumptous, and risky criminal vandalism, and they should think about switching their emphasis to gigantic crew cab pickups that show no sign of being involved in real work, especially if they are adorned with Trumpite flags and stickers (as many are).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:32:35pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Agents who had sworn to protect the president’s and vice president’s lives with their own made choices on the fly that day - refusing a direct order from Trump and acceding to the vice president’s wishes. Together, the agents’ game-day decisions helped keep democracy on the rails, several former agents said.

“Bobby Engel did the right thing and says, `No sir, this is a dangerous situation, we’re not taking you to the Capitol’,” said Jim Helminski, a retired Secret Service official and former head of Biden’s security detail when he was vice president. “If they had [taken him], there would have undoubtedly been a potentially dangerous confrontation between the vice president and the president.”

“If the president finds Pence and they get into an argument - it really is scary,” Helminski added. “Does the vice president’s detail now protect the vice president from the presidential detail?”

wow

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:39:39pm

So we only hit 97º yesterday, and we are back above 100º today, and will be for the foreseeable future.

We had the hottest June, since record keeping began, this year and by a fair amount (A couple of tenths over an entire month is a *lot*. Five degrees over the 10-year rolling average is a shitpot.)

We’ve also had a significant dry spell. She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO) has set up our front and back yards as drinking stations in the past month or so. The birds are legion. The Lizards are everywhere. And this morning SWMBO told me to keep an eye out for a new regular visitor out back.

So around two this afternoon, a young Gray Fox shows up for a liquid libation.

These are quite common in Texas, but not so much in the Urban Core. Gorgeous creatures, less likely to be rabid than Red Foxes, and are artful tree climbers. Bottle brush tails, a bit over thirty inches long, they are quite handsome animals.

Nice to see it in our tiny 50” X 150” urban lot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:40:03pm

re: #19 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

“The Tire Extinguishers” Arrived in the U.S., They’re After Gas Guzzler SUVs

This is outrageous, presumptous, and risky criminal vandalism, and they should think about switching their emphasis to gigantic crew cab pickups that show no sign of being involved in real work, especially if they are adorned with Trumpite flags and stickers (as many are).

If they were doing this in my county, they’d be deflating the tires of all but about ten vehicles.

A few years ago there was the issue of dipshytes in San Francisco rolling over Smart cars (far more damaging than deflating a tire). I forwarded an article about it to our county prosecutor (the only other person in my county who owned a Smart at the time).

abc7news.com (KGO TV, San Francisco)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:40:50pm
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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:41:29pm

Bonus points for France.
This was a bonus shot apparently

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:44:12pm

Disclosure: I have an elderly Ford F-350 crewcab here on the farm. Unlike the usual such vehicle in this part of the country, it is not used for freeway commuting, or trips to happy hour or the local megachurch. I use it mostly to tote feed, seed, fertilizer and such around the acreage. The extra cab is handy for things that need to be locked or kept out of the weather, but it makes the vehicle unwieldy and puts many restrictions on where it can go. Its replacement will be a single cab. The new EV pickups might be ideal and they’ll be getting a close look.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:47:13pm

re: #19 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

“The Tire Extinguishers” Arrived in the U.S., They’re After Gas Guzzler SUVs

This is outrageous, presumptous, and risky criminal vandalism, and they should think about switching their emphasis to gigantic crew cab pickups that show no sign of being involved in real work, especially if they are adorned with Trumpite flags and stickers (as many are).

Mindless. I had a Suburban, Clifford the Big Red Truck. Averaged over its life 54 PMPG, 54 Person-Miles Per Gallon due to girl scouts, boy scouts and disc golf.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:50:41pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shit that’s a Silver Star, the third highest medal for bravery in combat, and I think he’s got a Dumb Shit Medal (the Purple Heart) underneath it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:51:07pm

re: #6 nines09

Tesla says NO

That would be the one good thing Tesa/Elon has done lately. If they stick to their opposition to this bullshit.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:51:55pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that tfg wanted to use his Secret Service Detail (SS) to break the the perimeter of the Capitol Police. The Capitol Police (CP) would have a hard time trying to stop tfg and the SS, particularly in the middle of a riot. And the CP couldn’t and most likely wouldn’t use force to stop him from entering.

Such an action would likely collapse the CP and open up the Capitol building to tfg’s rioters led by Proud Boy and Oathkeeper militias. Many of whom were armed. These folks had every intention of hunting down and killing Democratic Congress folks and their staffs.

At that point, Pence was irrelevant. And, of course, he would likely be a casualty as well.

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Captain Ron  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:52:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:53:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:53:53pm

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:54:47pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:54:50pm

Lots of good answers

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:55:47pm

re: #24 darthstar

Bonus points for France.
This was a bonus shot apparently

Bofors Bonus

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:58:47pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s true. His heart is going to give up while he’s sitting on the toilet and he’s going to land on his face with his pants down.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:59:20pm

Dang. The neighbors are shooting off the fireworks.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2022 • 4:59:32pm

re: #21 austin_blue

This is one of our locals. We make sure they have plenty to drink as the creek here has gone to ground. That and a handful of Hi Pro a night.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:00:48pm

re: #34 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Lots of good answers

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:02:44pm

re: #30 Captain Ron

Elon Musk’s fortune plunged almost $62 billion.
Jeff Bezos saw his wealth tumble by about $63 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth was slashed by more than half.

The world’s 500 richest people have lost a combined $1.4 trillion so far this year trib.al

Is there a GFM we can donate to?

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:05:54pm

re: #38 Dave In Austin

Looks very healthy! Very nice of you to feed them.

Supposedly/theoretically there are grey foxes in the DC area. Some folks I know in the Frederick County Maryland area say that grey foxes are their primary local foxes.

All I have ever seen in Fairfax/Loudoun County are red foxes. And when the coyotes move in to local areas, they chase the foxes out. The county animal control is waging a bit of a quiet war in favor of the native foxes and against the coyotes.

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TarHellion  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:09:15pm

Feeling fairly certain that FFVCS will announce he is running the week of the LIV golf event (July 29-31) at the Bedminster course. Jared already has his $2 billion, so gotta believe he’ll shake down the Saudis for his cut, along with a promise to keep gas prices inflated.

Actually would be a positive development for Democrats because they could turn the mid-terms into another referendum on Cheeto Benito.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:09:59pm

re: #41 ckkatz

Looks very healthy! Very nice of you to feed them.

Supposedly/theoretically there are grey foxes in the DC area. Some folks I know in the Frederick County Maryland area say that grey foxes are their primary local foxes.

All I have ever seen in Fairfax/Loudoun County are red foxes. And when the coyotes move in to local areas, they chase the foxes out. The county animal control is waging a bit of a quiet war in favor of the native foxes and against the coyotes.

Coyotes are the assholes of the canine world.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:11:41pm

re: #43 austin_blue

Coyotes are the assholes of the canine world.

Ha!

I have never heard it put quite that way. But I certainly cannot dispute that.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:11:59pm
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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:14:39pm

re: #35 William Lewis

Bofors Bonus

That’s some pretty creative shit right there. Who thought of that?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:18:10pm

re: #30 Captain Ron

Elon Musk’s fortune plunged almost $62 billion.
Jeff Bezos saw his wealth tumble by about $63 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth was slashed by more than half.

Man. I hope they’re OK.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:20:28pm

This is huge. Belarus’ military has basically told Lukashenko to think twice before joining Putin’s efforts against Ukraine.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:22:19pm

re: #45 darthstar

such a good gurl/boi:

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:23:07pm

re: #46 darthstar

That’s some pretty creative shit right there. Who thought of that?

The idea came out of aircraft carried bombs that split apart and dropped sub-munitions. Here’s an example:

en.wikipedia.org

also known as a Smart Pig (JSOW, get it?).

They can really fuck up a tank column.

The difficulty with the French sub-munitions was that they had to survive the ridiculous G-force from being shot out of a 155mm tube as opposed t obeing dropped from an airplane.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:24:28pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Man. I hope they’re OK.

I know, right? Those poor dude bros.

How they suffer. Won’t someone do something to help them?!?!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:25:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:26:02pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Man. I hope they’re OK.

me too.

what’s for dinner?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:29:14pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

me too.

what’s for dinner?

The rich?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:30:41pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Man. I hope they’re OK.

Thoughts and prayers

“I used to be filthy rich,
Now I live in a filthy ditch.”
-Scrooge McDuck in a nightmare sequence where he lost his millions.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:31:44pm

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A Cranky One  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:32:43pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:32:49pm

I laughed.

sorry not sorry…

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:32:58pm

re: #56 PhillyPretzel

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:34:03pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:34:16pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:34:53pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:36:44pm

re: #56 PhillyPretzel

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:37:42pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

It’s so hard when you have to only work with 300 billion dollars….
But people are cruel and don’t understand….sniff….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:38:26pm
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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:39:44pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

Your moment of Zen and you can’t dance either…..

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:40:11pm

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:41:27pm

re: #56 PhillyPretzel

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:42:40pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Why you put my shit so low? What the hell…..”

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:44:32pm

re: #68 Rightwingconspirator

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nines09  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:46:37pm

Sorry Pretz.
I used to have a Twitter account.
I think I had 6.
Maybe more.
Could not keep certain words out, even in jest it was against TOS.
Meanwhile, right underneath my post was a Nazi screaming about the Jews and the final solution, but the didn’t use the “special” words.
Never learned that, thus I am not a member of that and I am better for it.
Much better.
Much.
Don’t bite.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:48:42pm

re: #71 nines09

No problem. This is an experiment on my part. I have not even downloaded the app.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:51:09pm

I think the trick to successfully using Twitter is to be extremely unforgiving with the block button, and don’t give in to the temptation to reply to assholes. You need to make that an iron-clad rule. Block and move on. I’ve found enough decent people and info sources to make it still worthwhile for me.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:51:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:52:19pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:52:30pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

Thanks for the tip. I will keep that in mind.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:52:50pm

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:56:17pm

re: #77 Rightwingconspirator

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:56:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:56:40pm
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Unabogie  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:58:08pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

So wild how the cops consistently work with their backs to the wingnuts, acting as protectors, but use force against the Left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:58:52pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

They are not aliens, but they do have advanced technology and do just like to fuck with us because they can.

They are the military-industrial complex and they love all their new toys.

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Unabogie  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:59:12pm

During the Iraq War, I attended a protest and the LAPD showed up. None of them would speak with me. Wouldn’t answer questions. Wouldn’t look me in the eye. What a contrast when they’re out there with their kinfolk.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 5:59:22pm

I admit I will be watching Stranger Things very soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:02:53pm

this one hidden (aftermath of an ectopic pregnancy that was ignored until the very last possible moment):

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:03:31pm

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:04:51pm

re: #78 PhillyPretzel

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:04:51pm

re: #30 Captain Ron

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Huh.

My investment funds have lost this year, but… nowhere near 1/2 or 1/3 or whatever these billionaires are losing. I think my stocks are down by maybe 15% (of course, I’m more diversified than they are). My home is worth, um… only slightly up from last year, the huge year-over-year increase seems to have slowed down. But I certainly didn’t lose anything on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:06:04pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:06:22pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

such a good gurl/boi:

“Just don’t make me look. I’m not going to look”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:08:14pm

re: #86 PhillyPretzel

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:08:51pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:12:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:15:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:16:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:17:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:23:05pm
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:26:45pm

Sometimes, even amidst it all, life is grand.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:26:54pm
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:27:42pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Yes, there’s gonna be math.

It isn’t really too extreme, but it is a little mind-twisting.

But I was told…

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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:31:56pm

re: #19 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

“The Tire Extinguishers” Arrived in the U.S., They’re After Gas Guzzler SUVs

This is outrageous, presumptous, and risky criminal vandalism, and they should think about switching their emphasis to gigantic crew cab pickups that show no sign of being involved in real work, especially if they are adorned with Trumpite flags and stickers (as many are).

If I catch someone doing this, they better worry about their reproductive organs because I will stomp all over them. I have an SUV because (a) it’s safe and (b) my mother will get into it because (a) it’s safe. I live next door to the guy who has a one seat Electra Meccanica and he still has to drive the SUV whenever he wants to take his toddler somewhere, because the EM has no fucking room for a baby seat.

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:33:28pm

re: #30 Captain Ron

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Who needs taxes when the market takes care of it //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:33:31pm
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:35:21pm

re: #29 ckkatz

I think that tfg wanted to use his Secret Service Detail (SS) to break the the perimeter of the Capitol Police. The Capitol Police (CP) would have a hard time trying to stop tfg and the SS, particularly in the middle of a riot. And the CP couldn’t and most likely wouldn’t use force to stop him from entering.

Such an action would likely collapse the CP and open up the Capitol building to tfg’s rioters led by Proud Boy and Oathkeeper militias. Many of whom were armed. These folks had every intention of hunting down and killing Democratic Congress folks and their staffs.

At that point, Pence was irrelevant. And, of course, he would likely be a casualty as well.

Maybe

But the ss doesn’t generally do aggressive

They are usually protective

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:36:02pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:39:31pm
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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:44:50pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

Every time I see one of these Tweets where a person has had their life adversely affected by religiously-based anti-abortion legal extensions, I retweet it with something like “#Evangelicals this is all on you, you’re hurting lots of people and doing Jesus no favors.” Also, if a Tweet crosses my feed where the sender talks about saving babies, I make a point of responding about how they have totally ignored the existence of the woman, while at the same time insisting that women remain pregnant against their will. (N.B., I know that girls can get pregnant, and transgender men, and non-binary people, but MAN that is a mouthful in a 280 character Tweet, so I stick to “women” when ranting.)

In other news, somehow I managed to end up on the rapid response list for one of my applications and got a page. I logged in (yes, within 5 minutes because I was already sitting at my desk and just needed to switch boxes) and I believe the person who used the rapid response list to send pages did so in error, because it was not a major incident. Now I have to figure out how I managed to get on the paging list. I’ll deal with it on Tuesday.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:49:25pm

This is the video that I bring up if I need an involuntary chuckle. The dog just makes me laugh. “Laa-de-daa-dah, Dosey-doe.” “It’s not a game, dumbbell!” It has about 3.6 million hits so you probably already know about it.

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:49:48pm

Imagine sitting down to dinner next to all of the Hobbits.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:53:18pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I suspect he’s on the side of not facsist.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:54:00pm
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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 6:57:58pm

re: #83 Unabogie

During the Iraq War, I attended a protest and the LAPD showed up. None of them would speak with me. Wouldn’t answer questions. Wouldn’t look me in the eye. What a contrast when they’re out there with their kinfolk.

The LAPD came to my protest at John MacArthur’s cult church in Sun Valley on June 19. They were very nice to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a fat middle aged white woman, or because I was wearing an expensive GoPro camera in a chest harness which showed I meant business. The woman who came up from Santa Monica to protest with me brought entirely too much stuff for a protest. I’m thinking about writing a zine about my experiences with protesting. One of the points will be DON’T BRING TOO DAMN MUCH. YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE A QUICK GETAWAY.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:05:39pm

re: #112 mmmirele

The LAPD came to my protest at John MacArthur’s cult church in Sun Valley on June 19. They were very nice to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a fat middle aged white woman, or because I was wearing an expensive GoPro camera in a chest harness which showed I meant business. The woman who came up from Santa Monica to protest with me brought entirely too much stuff for a protest. I’m thinking about writing a zine about my experiences with protesting. One of the points will be DON’T BRING TOO DAMN MUCH. YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE A QUICK GETAWAY.

The State Agency that I worked for gave us instructions to always back into the parking spot so we had a forward exit for pretty much the same reason. There were times when it was dangerous for a car from out agency to be seen in far northern MN (north of Hwy 2).

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JC1  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:09:32pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Crist needs to retire already.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:11:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:14:48pm
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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:19:39pm

I’m actually hoping the local authorities use the common sense God gave geese and tell the Supreme Court Marshal they will not be arresting people for exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceably protest for redress of grievances. Because I could see it becoming A THING, with people going over of an evening or a Saturday to protest their most hated Justice and then get taken off in a paddy wagon for a few hours in jail before bailing out. And then clogging up the local court system.

Just say no, local authorities, you really don’t want to go down this road.

(For the record, this is something I would NOT do. Instead, I’d find the location(s) of the lobbying groups and protest them.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:19:57pm

niterz, lizardz!

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steve_davis  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:20:47pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

such a good gurl/boi:

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the look at the end….”I don’t know who this person is filming, but…..I did not sign a release.”

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:22:08pm

re: #88 sagehen

Huh.

My investment funds have lost this year, but… nowhere near 1/2 or 1/3 or whatever these billionaires are losing. I think my stocks are down by maybe 15% (of course, I’m more diversified than they are). My home is worth, um… only slightly up from last year, the huge year-over-year increase seems to have slowed down. But I certainly didn’t lose anything on it.

Same here in South Austin. When we bought the house in ‘97, a 2/1 of 1100 sq ft plus a converted 2-car garage that was a 450 sq ft 1/1 with an attached laundry shed (which included a second certificate-of-occupancy- we were a duplex on a legal lot!) the land (7,500 sq ft) was worth $25,000, and the improvements were worth $130,000.

Now, the land is appraised at $725,000 and the Improvements are appraised at $419,619.

I am just rich as shit, at least if I sell. But this means my property tax is north of $15,000 this coming year because we have no income taxes in Texas and property owners are responsible for over half of school funding.

Texas is the most evil state in the union for making the poor pay the most taxes. It’s a fucking joke.

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sizzzzlerz  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:24:42pm

re: #43 austin_blue

Coyotes are the assholes of the canine world.

I believe it is the Navajo people who refer to coyote as The Trickster, believing him to be troublesome and irresponsible. At the same time, he ranks very high in their mythology.

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JC1  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:25:14pm

re: #120 austin_blue

Same here in South Austin. When we bought the house in ‘97, a 2/1 of 1100 sq ft plus a converted 2-car garage that was a 450 sq ft 1/1 with an attached laundry shed (which included a second certificate-of-occupancy- we were a duplex on a legal lot!) the land (7,500 sq ft) was worth $25,000, and the improvements were worth $130,000.

Now, the land is appraised at $725,000 and the Improvements are appraised at $419,619.

I am just rich as shit, at least if I sell. But this means my property tax is north of $15,000 this coming year because we have no income taxes in Texas and property owners are responsible for over half of school funding.

Texas is the most evil state in the union for making the poor pay the most taxes. It’s a fucking joke.

Property taxes are usually collected at the local or county level in most (maybe all) states and are used to pay for most local schools, police, and fire departments even in states with an income taxes.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:31:26pm

re: #121 sizzzzlerz

I believe it is the Navajo people who refer to coyote as The Trickster, believing him to be troublesome and irresponsible. At the same time, he ranks very high in their mythology.

Yes, that is true, but ACTUAL coyotes are the assholes of the Canine world.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:37:30pm

re: #104 Dangerman

Maybe

But the ss doesn’t generally do aggressive

They are usually protective

I agree

Which was, I suspect, why they declined to participate and dragged the kicking and screaming tfg back to the White House.

I do find it interesting that they figured it out so quickly. Or maybe, they had an idea on what was coming down and decided earlier?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:39:08pm

re: #101 mmmirele

If I catch someone doing this, they better worry about their reproductive organs because I will stomp all over them. I have an SUV because (a) it’s safe and (b) my mother will get into it because (a) it’s safe. I live next door to the guy who has a one seat Electra Meccanica and he still has to drive the SUV whenever he wants to take his toddler somewhere, because the EM has no fucking room for a baby seat.

Except SUVs actually aren’t safe. That is effective advertising from auto manufacturers. A Smart is safer than an SUV, and easier to get into.

The high centre-of-gravity means they are most at risk for rollovers of any passenger vehicle. The high mass means high momentum, leading to more severe injuries. You are more than twice as likely to kill a pedestrian or bicyclist than a passenger car driver. More at the link:

Criticism of Sport Utility Vehicles (Wikipedia)

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:40:39pm

re: #122 JC1

Property taxes are usually collected at the local or county level in most (maybe all) states and are used to pay for most local schools, police, and fire departments even in states with an income taxes.

You must live in LaLa cuckoo land. In Arkansas, we had friends who lived in a 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath house on 1/2 an acre that they paid less than $1,000/year in property tax.

Let’s make this clear. At this tax rate, we will pay significantly more in a decade than it took to pay off the house in 15 years by being aggressive on our 30-year VA mortgage.

That’s just as stupid as stupid can be.

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A Cranky One  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:40:59pm

So Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch.

Not that I care.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:42:34pm

re: #127 A Cranky One

So Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch.

Not that I care.

She says she’s devastated by it.

{sniff}

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A Cranky One  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:45:10pm

My property taxes are very high.

However, the streets in our area have had curb improvements and the roads were recently refinished. The sewers are being upgraded and the streets are cleaned regularly, etc.

So while I’m unhappy with the taxes, at least I see them being used in ways that benefit the community.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:49:02pm

re: #121 sizzzzlerz

I believe it is the Navajo people who refer to coyote as The Trickster, believing him to be troublesome and irresponsible. At the same time, he ranks very high in their mythology.

I wonder how they feel about roadrunners?

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:53:56pm

I am off to sleep, sweet scaly dreams to you all a and wish for a continuation of our Republic.

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:54:19pm

re: #130 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how they feel about roadrunners?

/

Roadrunner…
The Coyote’s after you
Roadrunner..
If he catches you, you’re through…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:58:39pm

re: #129 A Cranky One

My property taxes are very high.

However, the streets in our area have had curb improvements and the roads were recently refinished. The sewers are being upgraded and the streets are cleaned regularly, etc.

So while I’m unhappy with the taxes, at least I see them being used in ways that benefit the community.

My state’s property taxes are some of the highest in the nation (Nebraska is eighth highest). All property taxes are regressive. There is a reason Republicans and Libertarians favour flat taxes such as property or sales: More money for the rich.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2022 • 7:58:53pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reclaim America for whom? Indigenous Americans?

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:02:59pm

re: #132 Dangerman

Roadrunner…
The Coyote’s after you
Roadrunner..
If he catches you, you’re through…

Youtube Video

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:03:15pm

re: #133 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Our sewers were upgraded with a USDA grant, as was our water system, not with property taxes.

We really don’t have curbs, since we have unimproved (sand) and improved (gravel) streets. Property taxes do pay to grade our streets regularly.

Property taxes (with added equalization funds from the state income tax) pay to maintain the village park and to the village government, which funds the public library directly. They also fund the two school districts my town is divided between, but people in town are starting to press to re-open the one-room school (cheaper to run and right in town rather than twenty miles away).

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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:10:41pm

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Captain Ron  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:29:29pm
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Dangerman  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:43:32pm

Jim Boston ball four. 1970.

They have bedsheet banners in Atlanta too. They say REBEL. Sometimes the bedsheet is a Confederate flag. I wonder how the Negro players feel about them. The worst part is that these things are hung by kids. Why the hell couldn’t they let that stuff die with their grandfathers? These are not rebels who want something new. These are rebels who want to bring back the old.

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Captain Ron  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:46:11pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:50:50pm
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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2022 • 8:52:20pm

re: #139 Dangerman

Jim Boston ball four. 1970.

Great book, but credit where due, it’s Jim Bouton. (don’t you just hate autocorrect)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:05:04pm

Tropical Storm Colin is now downgraded to a tropical depression, as it continues moving northeast across eastern North Carolina. All coastal warnings have been discontinued. It is expected to move out to sea soon, but be absorbed by a front in thirty-six hours.

In the Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Bonnie is intensifying now that it is at sea, as it brings flooding rains to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. It is expected to become a hurricane within forty-eight hours as it moves along the Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:06:50pm

*Audio Volume Warning*

This song came from the Carolina Shag community aka “Beach Music” and was used in the West Coast Swing community back in the early 1990’s. Who wouldn’t love a song by “Microwave Dave and the Nukes”.

(Actually, the ladies hated it, so it quickly and quietly disappeared.)

Youtube Video

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:08:19pm

re: #144 ckkatz

Whoa! Audio level warning needed!

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:12:01pm

re: #145 retired cynic

Whoa! Audio level warning needed!

Added.

Although I did want to respond: “Eh? What?”

I suspect that my years in the Army Field Artillery may have reduced my sensitivity to loud noises.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:14:41pm

re: #144 ckkatz

This song came from the Carolina Shag community aka “Beach Music” and was used in the West Coast Swing community back in the early 1990’s. Who wouldn’t love a song by “Microwave Dave and the Nukes”.

(Actually, the ladies hated it, so it quickly and quietly disappeared.)

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Video

Damn, what a guy. I’d like to take credit for him (we have so little to tout here in south by dog carolina) but I think Alabama gets the nod.

microwavedavemef.org

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:14:51pm

re: #146 ckkatz

My dad’s hearing was affected by WW2. He also had tinnitus, which bothered him a lot. I inherited the tinnitus, without WW2. bleah

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:18:25pm

The fight to keep abortion legal in Nebraska continues, as the Nebraska Medical Association intends to sell out women by negotiating with conservatives in the Unicameral to carve out a deal. Back in February when Governor Ricketts tried to ban abortion, the Nebraska Medical Association held firm against the state, contributing to that ban’s defeat.

For now, abortion remains legal in Nebraska (a haven for women from the fascist states which surround us).

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Unabogie  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:18:49pm

re: #112 mmmirele

The LAPD came to my protest at John MacArthur’s cult church in Sun Valley on June 19. They were very nice to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a fat middle aged white woman, or because I was wearing an expensive GoPro camera in a chest harness which showed I meant business. The woman who came up from Santa Monica to protest with me brought entirely too much stuff for a protest. I’m thinking about writing a zine about my experiences with protesting. One of the points will be DON’T BRING TOO DAMN MUCH. YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE A QUICK GETAWAY.

I grew up on the street by that church. I have stories upon stories about how bad they were. One of their deacons was pretty high up in the LAPD under Gates, and once tried to frame me for being a “ringleader” to a gang of “mini-terrorists” because I would ride my skateboard through the halls there and make fun of the staff. He threatened to have me arrested for burglary.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:24:03pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Numerous physicians here have formed a PAC to fight both their own medical association and the conservatives in the Unicameral.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:27:37pm

re: #148 retired cynic

My dad’s hearing was affected by WW2. He also had tinnitus, which bothered him a lot. I inherited the tinnitus, without WW2. bleah

So sorry to hear about the tinnitus. I understand that it can be debilitating.

So far, I think that I am lucky as I do not seem to have it.

And participating in WW2, with or without tinnitus had, I am sure, a high “this sucks” factor.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:31:44pm

Thread from the London Times on the founder of the Kyiv Independent. She was formerly an employee of the Kyiv Post, when the oligarch which owned that newspaper fired all of his staff for their reporting on corruption.

Only a few weeks after the Independent was launched, the Russian invasion started, propelling the Independent to the top of world media outlets. They were the first to call what Russia did an invasion, even as major western outlets were still using Putin’s term of a special military operation.

twitter.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:33:15pm

re: #152 ckkatz

So sorry to hear about the tinnitus. I understand that it can be debilitating.

So far, I think that I am lucky as I do not seem to have it.

And participating in WW2, with or without tinnitus had, I am sure, a high “this sucks” factor.

I have slight tinnitus due to many years of aircraft carriers, but I was a stickler for always wearing double hearing protection, even below decks.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:34:02pm

re: #147 BeachDem

Damn, what a guy. I’d like to take credit for him (we have so little to tout here in south by dog carolina) but I think Alabama gets the nod.

microwavedavemef.org

Mayhaps not the “Microwave and his nukes”, but your state does get credit for Carolina Shag.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:40:35pm

The Libertarian Party continues to be full of shyte.

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:40:36pm

re: #154 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have slight tinnitus due to many years of aircraft carriers, but I was a stickler for always wearing double hearing protection, even below decks.

Glad you took the protection seriously. In the Field Artillery, a lot of 18 year olds felt they were invulnerable and didn’t.

You just got me thinking about a story Jim Wright aka Stonekettle told about one search and rescue mission he was on in the middle of the ocean.

Apparently a newbie deck crew sailor on an aircraft carrier stood where he was not supposed to and got blown off the deck into the ocean by jet exhaust. According to Wright, after a 10 hour search they actually found the guy. And he was still alive. And apparently quite angry that he had missed breakfast.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:46:01pm

Thread, eleven tweets:

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:48:19pm

re: #155 ckkatz

Mayhaps not the “Microwave and his nukes”, but your state does get credit for Carolina Shag.

This is true. The shaggers are ever present. And “Shag” is a fun movie.

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Captain Ron  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:51:24pm

If only I were rich…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:54:11pm

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s a 16 hour drive from Jackson, MS to Las Cruces, NM.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 9:54:16pm

Red flag warning here, so people in my town decided 10:30 p.m. was a good time to start the Battle of the Bulge with fireworks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 10:37:35pm

Shed a tear for the poor, put-upon oligarchs.

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John Hughes  Jul 2, 2022 • 10:39:38pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

When French Departments were named they were often called after the major rivers running through them (e.g. I live in the Val de Marne).

This lead to some problems where one river flowed through many departments, so they ended up with names like Siene (now the department of Paris) and Seine-Inférieure (the department where the Siene runs into the sea).

Oddly, the inhabitants of the Seine-Inférieure didn’t like the name. (It is now the Siene-Maritime).

Lac Supérieur shouldn’t make such a big thing of its name, it just means “upstream lake”.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 2, 2022 • 10:45:46pm

re: #141 DodgerFan1988

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“Treason and slavery buried in the same grave.”

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John Hughes  Jul 2, 2022 • 10:51:09pm

re: #117 mmmirele

So when do the “supreme” court hear cases claiming that the laws preventing protesting around their homes and place of work are unconstitutional?

And on what grounds will they reject them? Right to privacy?

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John Hughes  Jul 2, 2022 • 10:56:47pm

re: #29 ckkatz

I recommend the abréviation USSS for the secret service.

Unless you are trying to make a political point, of course.

(Similarly, the UK Security Service are always refered to as MI6, never by their initials).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 11:01:13pm

re: #161 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s a 16 hour drive from Jackson, MS to Las Cruces, NM.

Since Mississippi has outlawed women’s healthcare in a state with horrible maternal and neo-natal outcomes, she says she’s moving to a state which is being overrun by women from the fascist states which surround it and doesn’t have enough available care for its own residents.

If we can fight off the GOP here again, there will be a swath of states from New Mexico to Nebraska where abortion remains legal.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 2, 2022 • 11:25:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 2, 2022 • 11:36:04pm

re: #170 (((Archangel1)))

If this photo scares you, it might be because it’s a painting, Wendy.

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Targetpractice  Jul 2, 2022 • 11:38:25pm

Your semi-regular advice from the long-suffering wage slave at the hotel front desk: If you intend to stay at a hotel and are sensitive to noise, buy ear plugs or invest in sound-dampening headphones. Because unless you’re staying in the Ritz-Carlton or any other 5-star hotel where the nightly rate is more than my weekly salary, you’re going to learn that hotel walls are poorly sound-proofed and your neighbors will be “too noisy” for you to sleep comfortably. If they’re above you, it’ll be their footsteps or their toilet flushing in the dead of night. Next door to you, it’ll be their conversations or their TV being “too loud.” And the people below you will suddenly start cooking a six course gourmet meal at 2am and clatter enough pots and pans to staff an army.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 12:00:20am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 12:14:36am

Patriot Front Propaganda Stunt Ends in Failure, Arrests (Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch, June 29, 2022)

A propaganda banner hung by members of white nationalist group Patriot Front burst into flames and fell into traffic lanes on Interstate 35 near Sanger, Texas, on May 21, 2021, according to an arrest report and 2022 leaks of Patriot Front chats, documents and media.

Sanger Police Department officers arrested Austin J. Amato, 23, then of Fort Worth, Texas, and Tristan M. Yeager, 22, then of Haslet, Texas, on deadly conduct charges in relation to the incident, according to an arrest report. The report alleges that officers saw the banner catch fire and fall onto the roadway. The Sanger Fire Department helped extinguish the blaze.

The failed banner drop is the latest in a string of incidents in which alleged Patriot Front activities have presented a danger to public safety. On June 11, police in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, arrested 31 members of the group including leader and founder Thomas Rousseau when the group attempted to counterprotest a Pride event in the city.

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2022 • 12:18:47am

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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I’ve decided on my campaign slogan: “Every Bit As Qualified As Donald Trump.”

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sagehen  Jul 3, 2022 • 12:49:01am

more qualified. You don’t have six bankruptcies, do you?

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2022 • 12:53:59am

re: #176 sagehen

more qualified. You don’t have six bankruptcies, do you?

No, but I am a brain-dead goober that can say stupid shit on demand for TV ratings.

/

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ericblair  Jul 3, 2022 • 1:01:52am

re: #80 Charles Johnson

I sure wish I could still believe UFOs or whatever we’re supposed to call them now are really strangely shy yet exhibitionistic alien beings with incredibly advanced technology who just like to fuck with us for some reason.

According to the ODNI report by subject matter experts in multiple departments, remember, the USG regards it as “probable” (55-80% likelihood) that objects have been perceived with multiple sensors that have “unusual” characteristics not explained by modern technical capabilities.

Now, some people have Done Their Own Research on Youtube, and decided that the USG is lying and wrong and should be ignored about this, but over the last couple of years we here at LGF have taken a pretty dim view of that sort of approach in general.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 2:11:15am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 3, 2022 • 2:43:22am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 3, 2022 • 2:51:19am

Imagine Pool-boy trying to blackmail, say, a liberal Hollywood actor with the kind of dirt he had on the Falwells. LMAO!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 2:52:44am

re: #180 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I went and checked the Crazy Days & Nights site and yeah, pretty much everyone there is saying it’s got to be Fuentes.

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darthstar  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:08:14am
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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:09:00am

re: #142 BeachDem

Great book, but credit where due, it’s Jim Bouton. (don’t you just hate autocorrect)

Indeed

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:09:41am
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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:14:30am

re: #166 John Hughes

So when do the “supreme” court hear cases claiming that the laws preventing protesting around their homes and place of work are unconstitutional?

And on what grounds will they reject them? Right to privacy?

The grounds will be “this is different”

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:33:28am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:35:29am

Young people and their latent war urges is why there exists the thing we call toxic fandom:

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:35:53am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 3:45:16am

re: #188 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“Canon” is whatever the latest group of screenwriters want it to be. Granted, they might have to do a bit of retconning if the plot holes they’ve created are too big, but the idea of canon material is, quite frankly, limiting to further development of a series or film franchise. You only need look at the screenwriting gymnastics between the films of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in regards to the Darth Vader character. Look at the various iterations of Star Trek over the last five decades - though to their credit, the different writers have at least tried their best to maintain some level of story continuity.

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ericblair  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:05:09am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

I’m an atheist, so canon for religion and science fiction are pretty much the same thing for me, except religions can usually enforce their canon with militaries and police, which we haven’t quite got to yet with Whatever Cinematic Universes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:12:51am

re: #191 ericblair

I’m an atheist, so canon for religion and science fiction are pretty much the same thing for me, except religions can usually enforce their canon with militaries and police, which we haven’t quite got to yet with Whatever Cinematic Universes.

There’s little more amusing than hearing sci-fi/space opera/fantasy fans screeching “BUT THAT’S NOT CANON!!” in a film or TV series filled to the rafters with mythical creatures and/or Space Magic that exists nowhere but in the imaginations of the writers. Don’t get me started with modern fairytales like the Star Wars films - the ones that literally start off with “Once Upon a Time in a Far-off Distant Land” “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away”.

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John Hughes  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:26:03am

re: #186 Dangerman

The grounds will be “this is different”

One chicken supreme to another “how are we going to justify this?”. Older, “wiser” supreme: “Calvinball”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:38:24am

So we finally watched Matrix Resurrections and loved it.

I’m not sure why it was panned. I think it’s the best one after the original (and I’ve watched all of them several times).

What gives?

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:52:52am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

“Canon” is whatever the latest group of screenwriters want it to be. Granted, they might have to do a bit of retconning if the plot holes they’ve created are too big, but the idea of canon material is, quite frankly, limiting to further development of a series or film franchise. You only need look at the screenwriting gymnastics between the films of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in regards to the Darth Vader character. Look at the various iterations of Star Trek over the last five decades - though to their credit, the different writers have at least tried their best to maintain some level of story continuity.

Star Wars fans have only felt in recent years the stinging abuse that we Trek fans dealt with for decades. Between TOS and TNG, there had been no hard, fast rule on canon so a lot of fans filled in the gaps with novels and tech manuals, much of it drawing either from interpretations of on-screen info or from the writers themselves. Then work on TNG began and Gene came down from the mountain to declare that A) “canon” only applied to things seen on-screen or in licensed publications and B) everything fan produced up to that point was non-canon. And that remains the pretty hard and fast rule in Trek canon, that only things either on-screen or in Paramount/CBS licensed media counts.

Star Wars didn’t get the same treatment until the Mouse bought out Lucasfilms, assuming you don’t count the betrayal by Lucas that was the prequels that pretty much nuked any Extended Universe media concerning Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Clone Wars.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:54:07am

re: #183 darthstar

“At this height, why, they might harpoon us, but they dang sure ain’t gonna spot us on no radar screen.”
-Major “King” Kong (Slim Pickens) Dr. Strangelove

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:54:59am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Once again, everything trump touches dies.

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John Hughes  Jul 3, 2022 • 4:59:25am

re: #197 Dr. Matt

Once again, everything trump touches dies.

Well, no.

It was pretty clear the USSS had some major problems years before Trump arrived.

Edit: decades before: whowhatwhy.org

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:10:37am

The only thing he’s good at is being a Professional Victim (and an insurrectionist):

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:24:03am

re: #199 Dr. Matt

He deserves what he is getting and more.

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jeffreyw  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:25:48am

We like pie

Good morning!

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:28:33am

re: #201 jeffreyw

Apple pie? It looks yummy.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:36:54am

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:39:03am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

“Canon” is whatever the latest group of screenwriters scotus judges want it to be. Granted, they might have to do a bit of retconning if the plot holes they’ve created are too big, but the idea of canon material is, quite frankly, limiting to further development…. You only need look at the …writing gymnastics between the … original law…

not too far off

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:43:24am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So we finally watched Matrix Resurrections and loved it.

I’m not sure why it was panned. I think it’s the best one after the original (and I’ve watched all of them several times).

What gives?

I agree. Thought it was a good film. Enjoyable. Entertaining.

I’m still hoping for prequels personally. Would love to see The Animatrix produced into a movie (or movies).

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:47:08am

re: #199 Dr. Matt

The only thing he’s good at is being a Professional Victim (and an insurrectionist):

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To be fair, Trump is a very incompetent insurrectionist as well.

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:50:05am

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:50:15am

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:55:35am

re: #206 No Malarkey!

To be fair, Trump is a very incompetent insurrectionist as well.

Touché.

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The Squire of Logos  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:07:53am

Good Sunday morning Lizardom! Last night was the first night of fireworks in the neighborhood (and not very many at that). The spouse and I have noticed there have been very few this year compared to years past. Price? Availability? Both?

If no one else approves of the dearth of the bang/booms, at least our cat does.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:09:22am

re: #210 The Squire of Logos

My neighbors were shooting them off last night. I am sure they will do it again tonight. :(

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:13:11am

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:30:42am
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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:37:14am
A Broward County man lost one of his hands in an overnight fireworks accident Saturday, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

According to News4JAX partner station WPLG, Broward Sheriff’s Office

Florida man pulling his weight for the team

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:38:25am

re: #199 Dr. Matt

The only thing he’s good at is being a Professional Victim (and an insurrectionist):

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He is right. We are a nation in decline — any nation that freely elected Trump as President is definitely a nation with a dismal future, populated by gullible and/or malevolent fools, especially when he received a larger number of voters the second time around.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:40:04am

re: #215 Hecuba’s daughter

That is why we must GOTV for every election.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:41:24am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:43:16am

Good morning from Southern Idaho. Still kicking around. Have some breakfast.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:49:41am

re: #215 Hecuba’s daughter

He is right. We are a nation in decline — any nation that freely elected Trump as President is definitely a nation with a dismal future, populated by gullible and/or malevolent fools, especially when he received a larger number of voters the second time around.

But Trump still got less than 47% of the vote. We are still the majority, and the GOP can’t impose a fascist dictatorship on us unless we allow them to.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:51:37am

re: #214 Dangerman

Florida man pulling his weight for the team

First responders arrived to find that someone had already taken the man to a nearby hospital, but they did find his hand, Codd said.

Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews took the man’s hand to that hospital and subsequently took the man and his hand to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale for treatment.

Things you don’t read everyday.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:52:44am

Wording —

Our friend Grunthos had it right — 5 may be the most common result for today

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:53:17am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

“Canon” is whatever the latest group of screenwriters want it to be. Granted, they might have to do a bit of retconning if the plot holes they’ve created are too big, but the idea of canon material is, quite frankly, limiting to further development of a series or film franchise. You only need look at the screenwriting gymnastics between the films of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in regards to the Darth Vader character. Look at the various iterations of Star Trek over the last five decades - though to their credit, the different writers have at least tried their best to maintain some level of story continuity.

The ultimate “canon is a fiction when we want it to be” is the comic book industry.

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The Squire of Logos  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:53:58am

re: #218 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Good morning from Southern Idaho. Still kicking around. Have some breakfast.

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Looks delish!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:55:22am

re: #222 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The ultimate “canon is a fiction when we want it to be” is the comic book industry.

Definitely. And they’ll change it up whenever they damn well feel like it - or at least when the titles aren’t selling.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:56:33am

re: #195 Targetpractice

Lucas betrayed himself even more with the CGI-added crap re-issued original trilogy.

Especially since I always thought his strength in films was creating very strong visual scenes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:58:35am

re: #210 The Squire of Logos

Good Sunday morning Lizardom! Last night was the first night of fireworks in the neighborhood (and not very many at that). The spouse and I have noticed there have been very few this year compared to years past. Price? Availability? Both?

Maybe some people pissed off at SCOTUS decisions don’t feel much like celebrating this weekend.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:01:17am

re: #201 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Whatcha cooking for us to eat? We do like butter!
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:02:41am

re: #219 No Malarkey!

But Trump still got less than 47% of the vote. We are still the majority, and the GOP can’t impose a fascist dictatorship on us unless we allow them to.

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

That is why we must GOTV for every election.

Unfortunately, thanks to our fatally flawed Constitution with its EC, its Senate that provides equal representation to Wyoming and California, and voting suppression in purplish states run by the GOP, a party does not need a majority to have absolute control of the nation and dictate rules to everyone. Even without voting suppression, a candidate could lose the presidency while winning 70% of the vote (not likely to happen but technically possible). Rule of law means nothing with a Calvinball SCOTUS that can eviscerate any legislation that helps the majority.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:04:06am

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:07:56am

re: #225 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Lucas betrayed himself even more with the CGI-added crap re-issued original trilogy.

Especially since I always thought his strength in films was creating very strong visual scenes.

Not just CGI: that ADR of “Nooo!” when Vader yeets Palpatine in Return of the Jedi is right up there with ‘Greedo takes a shot at Han’ on the list of unforgivable edit sins. There was absolutely zero need for that added bit of dialogue from Vader and I’d say the original scene had far greater emotional impact without it.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:11:40am

Next up: Florida Man gets job as bank teller to prove he can steal from the register.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:16:21am

re: #228 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, thanks to our fatally flawed Constitution with its EC, its Senate that provides equal representation to Wyoming and California, and voting suppression in purplish states run by the GOP, a party does not need a majority to have absolute control of the nation and dictate rules to everyone. Even without voting suppression, a candidate could lose the presidency while winning 70% of the vote (not likely to happen but technically possible). Rule of law means nothing with a Calvinball SCOTUS that can eviscerate any legislation that helps the majority.

The battle between good and evil never ends, which is why we must never give up the fight and succumb to hopelessness. In 2020-21 we won a battle and regained control of Congress and the presidency, which allowed us to make some forward progress. The SCOTUS struck back this year, but the war continues.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:19:07am

re: #228 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, thanks to our fatally flawed Constitution with its EC, its Senate that provides equal representation to Wyoming and California, and voting suppression in purplish states run by the GOP, a party does not need a majority to have absolute control of the nation and dictate rules to everyone. Even without voting suppression, a candidate could lose the presidency while winning 70% of the vote (not likely to happen but technically possible). Rule of law means nothing with a Calvinball SCOTUS that can eviscerate any legislation that helps the majority.

Indeed. Over the last 30 the years the GOP have won the popular vote once in a presidential election and yet the scotus is completely filled with radical RW extremists for a generation now.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:20:54am

re: #154 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have slight tinnitus due to many years of aircraft carriers, but I was a stickler for always wearing double hearing protection, even below decks.

That is worth 10 percent VA disability. It’s the most common vet disability.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:25:35am

re: #154 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have slight tinnitus due to many years of aircraft carriers, but I was a stickler for always wearing double hearing protection, even below decks.

What was your rate?

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:26:25am

re: #122 JC1

Property taxes are usually collected at the local or county level in most (maybe all) states and are used to pay for most local schools, police, and fire departments even in states with an income taxes.

Here in AZ, I pay county and school property taxes (K-12 school, community college), and state income tax. I have no problem paying taxes for the public schools, but I’ll be *damned* if my money is going to pay for private, sectarian schools. I don’t care if it’s the First Baptist School or the First Wiccan Academy, I am an equal opportunity offender. My school tax money should go to pay for public schools. And I say this as someone with a disability who was poorly served by the public schools. (But who had an AWESOME experience at public college and university.) I just know that if the public schools wouldn’t diagnose high-functioning autism in a girl in 1967, there’s no way a private school would have done the same. And private schools can kick kids with disabilities out with impunity.

I also have a problem with policing in general and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in particular. I’m still not over how the MCAO tried to turn BLM protesters into a “gang.” But I’m not one of those assholes who deliberately chooses to live in a “county island” so they don’t have to pay school taxes. Fucking tax dodgers.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:34:12am

re: #235 Dr. Matt

What was your rate?

I was Navy, with UDT-13.

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darthstar  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:38:15am

Sad trombone.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:38:16am

re: #141 DodgerFan1988

Basically, Armistead died not very long after the scene depicted in this painting. God, but Wendy is stupid. /Arizona voter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:40:59am

re: #227 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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Hey! I’m wearing the same pyjama bottoms now (along with the matching top).

re: #234 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

That is worth 10 percent VA disability. It’s the most common vet disability.

It is listed amongst my disabilities, but since I’m rated 100% for epilepsy it doesn’t mean much.

re: #235 Dr. Matt

What was your rate?

AT1 (Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class). Under the old NEC classification system (it’s changed recently), I had two: 6639 (Electronic Countermeasures Intermediate-Level Repair) and 6613 (High-Frequency Radio Intermediate-Level Repair)

For non-Navy folks: NEC is Naval Enlisted Classification (what specialties you are trained to do), and Intermediate-Level Repair is avionics component-level repair in a shop.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:42:22am

re: #239 mmmirele

Basically, Armistead died not very long after the scene depicted in this painting. God, but Wendy is stupid. /Arizona voter.

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nines09  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:42:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:43:49am

re: #233 Dr. Matt

Indeed. Over the last 30 the years the GOP have won the popular vote once in a presidential election and yet the scotus is completely filled with radical RW extremists for a generation now.

If it weren’t for the malevolence of McConnell, there would be at least 4 Democratic appointees on SCOTUS. But Mr. Evil knows how to twist Constitutional and institutional processes to further his toxic agenda.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:44:23am

re: #238 darthstar

A few more details about Mr. Naude’s death:

Naude stopped his vehicle on the side of the road approximately 5 km from Mokopane after it overheated, according to the Heritage Protection Group (HPG), a non-profit crime-fighting organization

A second vehicle pulled up next to Naude, and a man shot him in cold blood at close range.

The two suspects got out of the car and stole a gun from Naude, HPG mentions. “The suspects then got into their vehicle and drove in the direction of Marken.”

Police spokesman Lt. Col. Mamphaswa Seabi said that when police officers arrived at the scene, they found the lifeless body next to his vehicle.

Police found two hunting rifles, clothing, water, whiskey, and pyjamas in the victim’s vehicle. The motive for the murder is unknown currently.

protectallwildlifeblog.com

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:45:58am

re: #150 Unabogie

I grew up on the street by that church. I have stories upon stories about how bad they were. One of their deacons was pretty high up in the LAPD under Gates, and once tried to frame me for being a “ringleader” to a gang of “mini-terrorists” because I would ride my skateboard through the halls there and make fun of the staff. He threatened to have me arrested for burglary.

Dude, you have my deepest respect. Hopefully you annoyed John MacArthur and his stooges greatly, and on a regular basis. Me, I’m just the person planning to go back there at the beginning of October to protest their “Puritan Conference,” dressed as Mary Dyer, a Puritan turned Quaker who was executed by the Puritan leaders of Massachusetts Bay Colony for failing to stay banned. As a result of this incident, Charles II took the ability to impose capital punishment away from the colony. But yeah, gonna remind them that Puritan Theologians, Just Like Southern Theologians, Were Not Nice People.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:52:11am

Anti-Abortion Misogynists So Excited For Whores To See Consequences! (Wonkette, more at the link):

After the announcement that the Supreme Court overturned Roe, one of the first things I did was check the incel message boards — something I still do out of habit after having covered them for so many years. It was as grotesque as you might imagine, filled with America’s Next Mass Shooters salivating over the idea of women finally being punished for enjoying sex with men who are not them. (list of comments follow)

Then I went back to Twitter and noticed, over the next few days, that there wasn’t really that much of a difference between what the incels were saying on their anonymous messageboards amongst themselves and what regular old anti-abortion rights folks were saying right out in public. For they, too, were desperately glad to see women finally getting punished for enjoying sex as well.

There were endless tweets about how “whores” would now have to think twice about “spreading their legs” and how they had escaped “consequences” for too long — the “consequences,” of course, being pregnancy and a child they may not be able to afford. The tone, the absolute rage behind these tweets was no different from that seen on the incel boards. It wasn’t the rage of people who just care desperately about babies, it was the rage of those who feel they have been personally wronged by women having consensual sex without being punished for it.

(more)

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:53:59am

re: #223 The Squire of Logos

Looks delish!

Thanks.

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Dangerman  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:57:34am

re: #238 darthstar

Sad trombone.

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It’s different when the animals are armed

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:02:20am

Wordle 379 4/6

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Phoodle #56 4/6

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:02:22am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Anti-Abortion Misogynists So Excited For Whores To See Consequences! (Wonkette, more at the link):

(more)

The next step in our dystopian Libertarian Utopia is now that women are now chattel in the USA once again, arranged marriage will be a thing starting in 2025, legally protected and enforced under contract law, passed by Congress, and signed by the Republican President. The corrupt SCOTUS will uphold this effort.

Incels dream of a society where marriage is guaranteed by law and their horrible treatment of women in general is only encouraged and rewarded by the same law. This has been an undercurrent on the usual infamous online forums for a long time now. The sexual frustration expressed by Incels can only be remedied by arranged marriage, the prettiest youngest girls going to the highest bidder or most powerful families. They are not shy about their efforts, they simply want them done and they can see their dreams coming to fruition with this SCOTUS on their side.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:04:43am

re: #166 John Hughes

So when do the “supreme” court hear cases claiming that the laws preventing protesting around their homes and place of work are unconstitutional?

And on what grounds will they reject them? Right to privacy?

This made me snort. They won’t accept certiorari on any challenges to the laws that prohibit protesting around their homes and place of employment.

I think the majority of the Supreme Court has put itself into a personal world of hurt—one they deserve to be in. They’ve pissed off a lot of people, and the idea that they can remain above the fray is a fiction. If they’re *smart*, they’ll figure out a way to undo what they did. It wouldn’t be the first time. Back in 1940, the Court said that Jehovah’s Witnesses children could be forced to salute the flag (Minersville School District v. Gobitis) and that led to rioting and violence against Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Court revisited the issue in 1943 under West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, saying the state could not compel this type of speech. The majority opinion gave us this:

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.

I don’t think this Court is that smart. I think, instead, that we’re headed for a time of low level public unrest. And here we have the NYPD helping the anti-abortion fanatics in their quest to block a Planned Parenthood in New York. Eventually someone’s gonna get tired of this privileging and fists are going to fly.

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steve_davis  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:08:15am

re: #239 mmmirele

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Basically, Armistead died not very long after the scene depicted in this painting. God, but Wendy is stupid. /Arizona voter.

“Congratulations! You’ve been promoted to brigadier general!”
“Fantastic! So a nice desk job to ride out the war?”
“Uhm…no. You get to be in the front line with your hat on the end of your upraised sword, so that enemy artillery has an easily identifiable target for the canister shot.”

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steve_davis  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:10:06am

re: #242 nines09

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Video

wow. a group of white people who only took a couple minutes to figure out they weren’t clapping in time. that may be a record.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:12:47am

Please proceed, TFG.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:14:01am

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darthstar  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:14:52am

re: #254 Eclectic Cyborg

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Please proceed, TFG.

Whatever. If it happens on Truth social nobody sees it - unless they look for it and repost it on Twitter.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:16:51am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There were endless tweets about how “whores” would now have to think twice about “spreading their legs” and how they had escaped “consequences” for too long — the “consequences,” of course, being pregnancy and a child they may not be able to afford. The tone, the absolute rage behind these tweets was no different from that seen on the incel boards. It wasn’t the rage of people who just care desperately about babies, it was the rage of those who feel they have been personally wronged by women having consensual sex without being punished for it.

Every single judge who voted for this vile decision hates women, especially professional women, as much as any incel. They really do want to see women subservient with no independent rights at all. And they do not care about how many women or girls will be harmed or die because of the evil they have inflicted on all of us.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:16:55am

re: #201 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:19:54am

re: #254 Eclectic Cyborg

Crom - I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember who we were, or why we fought. But battle pleases you, Crom, so grant me request: Let Donald Trump run third-party in 2024 and break the GOP.

And if you do not listen…then to hell with you.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:21:28am

re: #257 Hecuba’s daughter

Every single judge who voted for this vile decision hates women, especially professional women, as much as any incel. They really do want to see women subservient with no independent rights at all. And they do not care about how many women or girls will be harmed or die because of the evil they have inflicted on all of us.

Here’s the thing: They don’t think of it that way. It isn’t that it’s not true, because it definitely is, but because it’s couched in their view of religion. The white conservative evangelical belief system is unconditionally patriarchal, with a strict view that women are inferior to men - and yes, this is literal; women are to “remain silent in the church” (quoting Paul, who was actually asking that people not cause disruption by asking lots of questions, but discuss things at home in private), and “submit to [their] husbands as to the Lord”. So when you accuse them of hating women, they’ll scoff at you, because they don’t feel like they hate women, but it’s implicit in the corrupt religion they practice and preach.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:21:40am

re: #221 Hecuba’s daughter

Wording —

Our friend Grunthos had it right — 5 may be the most common result for today

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I got it in four. Wheee!

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:22:05am

This “health editor at the Mail on Sunday” is going off about the evils of the pot.

The coughing has been the worst thing about COVID for me. If I get on a coughing jag, it can be painful or lead to other consequences. I’m glad I got the vaccines, I can’t even imagine how bad it would have been without them.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:22:39am

re: #261 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I got it in four. Wheee!

I got it in 3 this morning. I got 4 letters all out of order on my second guess, and I was incredibly confused for a good five minutes, struggling to think of another word that used all those letters.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:32:19am

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:34:22am

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:37:02am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:38:19am

re: #265 The Pie Overlord!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:38:44am

re: #262 mmmirele

Yeah, I’mma call bullshit on that one. An old girlfriend of mine, she was a big-time stoner and she certainly never had anything like that “scromiting” nonsense. I would know - we lived together for five years.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:42:23am

re: #267 PhillyPretzel

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:45:18am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:48:52am

re: #221 Hecuba’s daughter

re: #261 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I got it in four. Wheee!

I did too.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:49:36am

Did well!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:51:07am

We all know about “Reefer Madness” but I recall in the late 1970s a Readers’ Digest article claiming that cannabis lowered testosterone levels in men and gave them breasts. I laughed so hard about that one that little dribbles of milk came out of my nipples and stained my shirt.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:52:02am

re: #270 PhillyPretzel

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:52:26am

re: #221 Hecuba’s daughter

Wording —

Our friend Grunthos had it right — 5 may be the most common result for today

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:52:45am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:54:17am

re: #276 No Malarkey!

Why is that tweet hashtagged Ukraine and Russia when it’s about a COVID conspiracy? Da fuq?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:54:54am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:55:48am

re: #277 Dopamine Fish

Why is that tweet hashtagged Ukraine and Russia when it’s about a COVID conspiracy? Da fuq?

Wouldn’t surprise me if this guy is promoting the Russian lie that the US was operating bioweapons labs in Ukraine.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:56:05am

re: #277 Dopamine Fish

Why is that tweet hashtagged Ukraine and Russia when it’s about a COVID conspiracy? Da fuq?

Could be because Sachs has been making surrender-monkey noises lately, saying that Ukraine should surrender to Russia because “realpolitik” or some such horseshit.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:57:04am

re: #279 No Malarkey!

Wouldn’t surprise me if this guy is promoting the Russian lie that the US was operating bioweapons labs in Ukraine.

It’s so tiring, living in a world where “alternate facts” are promulgated so quickly and easily.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:00:17am

The term Biolab is a scary thing because people are morons. We have 1000’s of Boland in this country. But the people propagating the term want you to think every I ne is doing weapons research when very few are and the people working in those labs are hyper-vigilant.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:01:13am

re: #195 Targetpractice

Star Wars fans have only felt in recent years the stinging abuse that we Trek fans dealt with for decades. Between TOS and TNG, there had been no hard, fast rule on canon so a lot of fans filled in the gaps with novels and tech manuals, much of it drawing either from interpretations of on-screen info or from the writers themselves. Then work on TNG began and Gene came down from the mountain to declare that A) “canon” only applied to things seen on-screen or in licensed publications and B) everything fan produced up to that point was non-canon. And that remains the pretty hard and fast rule in Trek canon, that only things either on-screen or in Paramount/CBS licensed media counts.

Star Wars didn’t get the same treatment until the Mouse bought out Lucasfilms, assuming you don’t count the betrayal by Lucas that was the prequels that pretty much nuked any Extended Universe media concerning Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Clone Wars.

The infamous Roddenberry/Richard Arnold canon memo declared that Star Trek canon was only what was established onscreen in live-action Trek counted, and that licenced tie-in works like novels, comics, etc. were not canon. Even licensed reference works like the Okuda chronologies and encyclopedias and the Sternbach/Okuda tech manuals aren’t canon by the Roddenberry/Arnold definition and can and have had their datapoints and conjectuures overwritten by the Star Trek series on which they worked.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:06:41am

re: #222 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The ultimate “canon is a fiction when we want it to be” is the comic book industry.

It’s ALL fiction.
It’s all products of the imagination.
It’s all made up and make believe.

If there were one word that I could wave my hand and banish from fan discourse, it would be “canon.”

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JC1  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:09:41am

re: #243 Hecuba’s daughter

If it weren’t for the malevolence of McConnell, there would be at least 4 Democratic appointees on SCOTUS. But Mr. Evil knows how to twist Constitutional and institutional processes to further his toxic agenda.

If Garlen was seated, it’s possible that Kavanaugh wouldn’t be on SCOTUS. Perhaps Kennedy isn’t encouraged to retire.

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JC1  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:16:05am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Could be because Sachs has been making surrender-monkey noises lately, saying that Ukraine should surrender to Russia because “realpolitik” or some such horseshit.

He’s not the only tankie at Columbia. It’s sad.

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SerialUpDinger  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:20:35am

re: #150 Unabogie

I grew up in Arleta and remember that place very well. Many of the kids I went to church with, left (with their parents) our church for Grace Community. This “white flight” was the beginning of the end for our little protestant church. It was interesting to see this splintering with many people going further down the road to the even more fundamentalist “Church on the Way”. My one experience at Grace Comm was “bible study” where the speaker said the earth was only a few thousand years old. Odd, seeing so many people nodding along. I got up and left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:21:32am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:25:50am
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TarHellion  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:54:46am

Wordle 379 5/6

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Throwing tomatoes at the Wordle team. A few of these have been really frustrating recently. That said, “Happy 4th of July Eve!” - (Except for you, FFVCS!)

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TarHellion  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:58:14am

re: #272 HRH Stanley Sea

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:16:56am

In fictional worlds, Canon doesn’t always matter when there is money to be made.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:18:12am

re: #292 Eclectic Cyborg

So true especially with a franchise like Star Wars.

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:18:16am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Tosca,” from the comments:

“…Why so many women staying single? Because the alternative is you. We looked at you and chose being single. We voted on “Things women want in their house and their life”, and you lost to cats and pizza. We have barred you from our beds in favour of pugs and french Bulldogs. We have actively rejected your children in favour of small animals.

When you creep on us at a bar and we tell you to fuck off, we aren’t going home with Chad. You WISH we were going home with Chad. We’re going home alone. Because you’re worse than nothing, and we all know it. Including you.

Go away.”

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:26:02am

re: #294 jaunte

I’d rather put up with my whiny meowy 13 YO spoiled rotten cat than an entitled man (or a man who thinks he can tell me what to do with my life). So yeah, I am That Woman.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:27:18am

re: #295 mmmirele

I do not blame you. The cat sounds like better company.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:33:11am
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jeffreyw  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:51:27am

re: #202 PhillyPretzel

Apple pie? It looks yummy.

Apple pie!
N.B. - Picture was taken several years ago when Gabe was just months old. He’s 6 now.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:06:08pm

re: #160 Captain Ron

If only I were rich…

Knock off a liquor store, you fucking coward!


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