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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:35:25pm

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:41:37pm

This one is more recent. Mind-blowing facility and harmonic sense.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:41:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:48:11pm

jfc this dude is an alien

Youtube Video

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:51:41pm

Thread of eight tweets from The Telegraph

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 5:53:25pm

re: #1 Dangerman

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:03:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:23:09pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:23:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:30:24pm
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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:32:07pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The cash infusion is not to “take on Twitter”. As if.

It’s to grift out the $

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:32:48pm
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sagehen  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:33:28pm

Somebody posted something about the Ritchie Boys the other day; it was tonight’s 60 Minutes story.

At the end of the episode, they named some of the Ritchie Boys who went on to be super-famous for various later achievements, and I discovered that one of them was the father of a guy I went to college with.

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JC1  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:47:46pm

Just finished watching Peaky Blinders. Watched all 6 seasons over the past month. Solid show and one of the most satisfying finales of any show I’ve seen; seems like a rarity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:47:56pm
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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:47:57pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:50:36pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 3, 2022 • 6:58:37pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:00:05pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:01:32pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What happened to the days when Civil Rights activists went to jail by the thousands to defy racist laws? Why aren’t we seeing mass civil disobedience when reproductive rights are eviscerated? What will happen when SCOTUS decimates marriage equality?

Doing all I can with donations, letter writing and encouraging others to vote to ensure that Democrats hold onto Congress this mid-term.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:03:38pm

niterz, lizardz!

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darthstar  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:12:53pm

The video is something.
They’re throwing punches, the guy stops to take his backpack off, the cop takes off his bullet proof vest, and they go back to throwing punches…and then they stop.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:15:09pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:15:19pm

re: #9 EstebanTornado1963

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:17:07pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

What happened to the days when Civil Rights activists went to jail by the thousands to defy racist laws? Why aren’t we seeing mass civil disobedience when reproductive rights are eviscerated? What will happen when SCOTUS decimates marriage equality?

Doing all I can with donations, letter writing and encouraging others to vote to ensure that Democrats hold onto Congress this mid-term.

Suburban liberal white people have been trained that actually standing up to fight oppression, to break unjust laws, inconveniencing our fanatical neighbors will strengthen the authoritarian crackdowns in response. Unlike the knuckledragging insurrectionists, too many of us don’t have the courage or fortitude to even cosplay pledging “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” to the cause. Too many of us want to cling to respectability, decorum, and “middle class morality.”

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:21:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:22:07pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

What happened to the days when Civil Rights activists went to jail by the thousands to defy racist laws? Why aren’t we seeing mass civil disobedience when reproductive rights are eviscerated? What will happen when SCOTUS decimates marriage equality?

Doing all I can with donations, letter writing and encouraging others to vote to ensure that Democrats hold onto Congress this mid-term.

Same with me. (I count encouraging people in my village to vote for me for village board. /s)

I’ve donated to state senator Carol Blood’s (D) campaign for governor here against Jim Pillen (R-State Board of Regents). Sen. Blood has added righteous outrage to her campaign over Roe.

Republicans here are busy attacking Pillen as being insufficiently loyal for not backing Charles W. Herbster (R-sex pest) and threatening to not vote (let’s hope). A bunch of people are claiming they will write in Herbster anyway.

Yes, she supports open borders with Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Maybe Tammy bunch-of-numbers should buy a map.

Carol Blood tweets out pictures of people with her campaign signs in their yards. I have a sign on the way in the US Mail, so perhaps I can send her a photograph to her campaign E-mail.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:38:46pm

Supreme Court rejects Christian hate group’s case over ‘hate group’ label (Hemant Mehta at Only Sky)

If you guessed Clarence Thomas was the only justice to buy the church’s argument, please collect your Kewpie doll.

A request by a Christian hate group asking the Supreme Court for help in getting people to stop calling it a “hate group” has finally ended in failure. The Court said on Monday that it would not take up the case, with only Clarence Thomas dissenting.

It’s the latest and final twist in a pointless battle that was fought by Coral Ridge Ministries (formerly called Truth in Action and also known as D. James Kennedy Ministries) after they were included in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 2010 list of “Active Anti-LGBT Hate Groups.” (Kennedy himself died in 2007.)

The ministry said in its initial 2017 lawsuit that being put on the SPLC’s list hurt them financially because Amazon (also a defendant) refused to allow them to fundraise via AmazonSmile precisely because they’re considered a “hate group.” GuideStar (also a defendant) temporarily labeled SPLC hate groups as such on their website, and the ministry said that also hurt fundraising.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:39:23pm

re: #27 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

*narf*

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IngisKahn  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:41:41pm

I haven’t touched a guitar in 10 years and was pretty terrible anyway. But the last episode of Stranger Things has inspired me to buy one.

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William Lewis  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:48:33pm

re: #30 IngisKahn

I haven’t touched a guitar in 10 years and was pretty terrible anyway. But the last episode of Stranger Things has inspired me to buy one.

Have fun! Do you know what you’re going to get?

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:49:53pm

re: #13 sagehen

Somebody posted something about the Ritchie Boys the other day; it was tonight’s 60 Minutes story.

At the end of the episode, they named some of the Ritchie Boys who went on to be super-famous for various later achievements, and I discovered that one of them was the father of a guy I went to college with.

The page they posted on the Ritchie Boys had a sidebar on one of the alumni, Joseph Eaton. Who was a good friend and colleague of my father’s.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:50:33pm

re: #31 William Lewis

Have fun! Do you know what you’re going to get?

Blisters on me fingers

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IngisKahn  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:52:04pm

re: #31 William Lewis

Have fun! Do you know what you’re going to get?

I don’t know jack about guitars. Something I can play some old school Metallica on.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:53:46pm

Notorious lunatic captured by Beefeaters and sent to the Tower. Sentence to be carried out tomorrow, BBC governors mull pay-per-view options.

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William Lewis  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:57:53pm

re: #34 IngisKahn

I don’t know jack about guitars. Something I can play some old school Metallica on.

Heh. I have a PRS Standard 24 Student Edition. It can scream nicely out of my 6-watt tube amp :D

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:58:51pm

I’m on call, but I sneaked off to see my mother this afternoon. She was asleep, so I’ll try again tomorrow. As I was driving back, I saw a campaign sign for Rusty Bowers, who you all might remember as the current speaker of the AZ House, who refused to give in to Trumpian pressure. Well, just to the right of his sign was a smaller sign with the letters RINO and pointing to the Bowers sign.

Rusty Bowers is no hero, but dayum.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 7:59:30pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

This might just send him to the Tower:

Ukraine war’s collateral damage: Britain’s beloved fish and chip shops

CHORLEY, England — It is a perilous time for fish and chips, the golden fried food for the masses, celebrated as Britain’s “favorite meal” and “the national dish.”

As it turns out, a lot of that fish comes from Russian trawlers and the sunflower oil from Ukrainian fields.

With Russia’s war raging in Ukraine, that means skyrocketing prices for hungry Brits. The ingredients for an order of fish and chips — by design cheap and caloric — now cost more than twice as much as at the start of the year.
*snip*

washingtonpost.com

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:01:08pm

re: #38 ckkatz

This might just send him to the Tower:

Ukraine war’s collateral damage: Britain’s beloved fish and chip shops

washingtonpost.com

I’m sure that Brexit was no help either.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:01:18pm

The fireworks barrage has started; the sun isn’t fully down yet. At least we had a lot of rain a few hours ago, so the fire risk is lower. Some dipshytes took over my street between the church and the park and are launching a craptonne of fireworks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:01:42pm

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Gaa. They’re also singing hymns.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:03:58pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They aren’t locals. My wife went out to ask. These are out-of-town wingnuts camping in the village park (that’s allowed) bringing their Christian Nationalist roadshow to my village of 128.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:05:09pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you think doctors nationwide caving into fascist anti-abortion demands are surprising right now just wait until the mandatory press and corporate honchos fall into line when a 2025 Republican dictator is in charge. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:06:28pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:09:48pm

re: #38 ckkatz

I love fish and chips — especially the ones I had in England when I visited way back in the 1990s. That’s a shame. Putin has messed up so many people along with proving himself to be a straight up war criminal.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:10:12pm

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Supreme Court rejects Christian hate group’s case over ‘hate group’ label (Hemant Mehta at Only Sky)

If you guessed Clarence Thomas was the only justice to buy the church’s argument, please collect your Kewpie doll.

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As a country we have had 250 years or so of a myriad of different SCOTUS types sitting on the bench, from scholars to drunkards to courageous to racists to charlatans to cowards and everything in between. But Clarence Thomas presents the only such personality ever to be elevated to such a level in office.. one who is truly with every molecule of his body, demented, I mean, the guy is 100% demented. This is the reason he was chosen in the first place by outright racists.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:10:27pm

My sister informed today that …

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:13:29pm

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They aren’t locals. My wife went out to ask. These are out-of-town wingnuts camping in the village park (that’s allowed) bringing their Christian Nationalist roadshow to my village of 128.

Sounds like the Great Plains storm did not get you, so a band of religious locusts was sent next.

It was sounding like a war zone the next block over. But, shortly after what sounded like a multiple alarm fire department response, the war seems to have abated. I guess I’ll find out what happened at some point.

My favorite was the guy in the cul de sac who showed his new neighbor how he would shoot off fireworks from his garage and as soon as he saw the county police squad car looking for the source he would simply shut the garage door.

His new neighbor was a lieutenant in the county police. (Made him soak all the remaining fireworks in a bucket of water. )

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:17:02pm

re: #39 mmmirele

I’m sure that Brexit was no help either.

There you go being straightforward and serious again. ;)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:22:07pm

I just called the county sheriff’s office. Camping in the park isn’t illegal, fireworks aren’t illegal, but blocking the street to use it as a launch pad is illegal.

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William Lewis  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:22:50pm

re: #46 Florida Panhandler

As a country we have had 250 years or so of a myriad of different SCOTUS types sitting on the bench, from scholars to drunkards to courageous to racists to charlatans to cowards and everything in between. But Clarence Thomas presents the only such personality ever to be elevated to such a level in office.. one who is truly with every molecule of his body, demented, I mean, the guy is 100% demented. This is the reason he was chosen in the first place by outright racists.

He may be demented now, but that wasn’t what they were wanting then, rather the fact that he was incompetent and would do what he was told to do. I still say the Anita Hill situation was caused by the RNC so that it would devolve into shouting about that so that no one would look too closely at what an utter incompetent he was.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:25:54pm

Looks like I wasn’t the only one to notice that maybe the Secret Service knew about tfg’s plan to invade the Capitol prior to January 6th. (Ornato was a Secret Service leader who left to become an aide to tfg.)

In a hierarchical organization, there are limits to agent initiative. And a decision to move a President someplace against his wishes sounds like something that would need to be decided very high in an organization.

If the organization could, and did, do it to tfg, why not Pence too?

re: #124 ckkatz

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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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:31:46pm

re: #46 Florida Panhandler

As a country we have had 250 years or so of a myriad of different SCOTUS types sitting on the bench, from scholars to drunkards to courageous to racists to charlatans to cowards and everything in between. But Clarence Thomas presents the only such personality ever to be elevated to such a level in office.. one who is truly with every molecule of his body, demented, I mean, the guy is 100% demented. This is the reason he was chosen in the first place by outright racists.

Demented? No. Committed? Absolutely.

You will never get him removed for being demented, and any attempt to do so is as stupid as one can imagine.

He is just an Opus Dei Catholic. Get used to it. The SCOTUS has 5. Its is the new normal.

They, not Roberts control the Court.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:34:07pm
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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:37:04pm

re: #52 ckkatz

Looks like I wasn’t the only one to notice that maybe the Secret Service knew about tfg’s plan to invade the Capitol prior to January 6th. (Ornato was a Secret Service leader who left to become an aide to tfg.)

In a hierarchical organization, there are limits to agent initiative. And a decision to move a President someplace against his wishes sounds like something that would need to be decided very high in an organization.

If the organization could, and did, do it to tfg, why not Pence too?

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I seem to recall that Pence was absolutely dead set against leaving the Capitol. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, he realized that if he left, it could be Bad or Very Bad. Bad in the sense that he was kept from doing one of his few real duties. Very Bad in that guys with loyalty to tfg could have decided to end him.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:37:10pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:39:11pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I just called the county sheriff’s office. Camping in the park isn’t illegal, fireworks aren’t illegal, but blocking the street to use it as a launch pad is illegal.

Didn’t a bunch of jerks aim fireworks directly at your house a year or two ago?

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:39:42pm

And I am off to bed. Sweet scaly dreams and best thoughts for the western lizards in the drought zone. Which is most of the west and a big chunk of Texas:

droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Dog help us all.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:45:31pm

re: #55 mmmirele

I seem to recall that Pence was absolutely dead set against leaving the Capitol. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, he realized that if he left, it could be Bad or Very Bad. Bad in the sense that he was kept from doing one of his few real duties. Very Bad in that guys with loyalty to tfg could have decided to end him.

That was my understanding as well.

Although I had understood his concern of being ‘disappeared’ was being flown from Andrews AFB to Alaska, and marooned there; Rather than being offed and buried somewhere in New Jersey.

Hopefully tfg and his henchmen have duly ended his political career under ‘ETTD’.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:50:49pm

Well, they’ve been selling fireworks for the last 9 days…five minutes ago was the first time someone actually popped some off. I hope that’s how it stays.

ETA: It didn’t.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 8:54:47pm

Interesting idea…

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:05:26pm

Slovakia is looking at sending much of its air force to Ukraine. And thinking about armored vehicles next:

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sagehen  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:09:50pm

re: #47 Hecuba’s daughter

My sister informed today that …

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:11:41pm

The sheriff’s deputy hasn’t arrived yet. He’s coming from the other side of the county …

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:13:06pm

British Army Twitter and Youtube accounts were hacked Sunday:

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sagehen  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:13:42pm

re: #55 mmmirele

I seem to recall that Pence was absolutely dead set against leaving the Capitol. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, he realized that if he left, it could be Bad or Very Bad. Bad in the sense that he was kept from doing one of his few real duties. Very Bad in that guys with loyalty to tfg could have decided to end him.

He refused to get in the car. In a parking garage with cameras. That limited how much force they could use against him.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:15:47pm

re: #57 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Didn’t a bunch of jerks aim fireworks directly at your house a year or two ago?

Yes, but they were local jerks. I have no idea who these jerks are, except from out-of-town.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:18:44pm

re: #63 sagehen

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:18:55pm

For those asking about what firearms the Danish Mall shooter was using:

(The Walther P38 was designed in Nazi Germany as the replacement for the Luger.)

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:21:52pm

From earlier Sunday:

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IngisKahn  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:24:22pm

re: #69 ckkatz

The Walther P38 is also Megatron.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:26:27pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

What happened to the days when Civil Rights activists went to jail by the thousands to defy racist laws? Why aren’t we seeing mass civil disobedience when reproductive rights are eviscerated? What will happen when SCOTUS decimates marriage equality?

Doing all I can with donations, letter writing and encouraging others to vote to ensure that Democrats hold onto Congress this mid-term.

Well, you can sit down at a lunch counter and order a hamburger, you can climb onto a bus and sit in the “wrong” seat, you can crowd into the registrar’s office and try to register to vote, but it’s hard to see how masses of people can go into clinics and demand abortions if they’re not pregnant.

The marches are happening. Getting abortions for women in the fascist states is in the works (but you won’t hear much about it if you’re not directly involved).

It took a while for the civil rights movement to gear up (how many decades depends on when you start counting), and it hasn’t even been two weeks since the SCOTUS decision came down. But actions against this have already started and they won’t stop.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:32:54pm

In 2014, when Russia invaded Ukraine, they took Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. They also took the Crimean Peninsula. Since the February 2022 invasion, in need of infantry, Russia has been press ganging Luhansk and Donetsk males into their army. Now the Russians are starting to press gang Crimeans into the military as well:

Also, the Russians built a bridge from the Russian mainland to the Crimean Peninsula. Earlier in the week, somebody decided to test out the smoke screen machinery which is intended to prevent the bridge from being attacked. But nobody thought to mention it to people driving on the bridge. It went over about as well as could be expected:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:33:23pm

re: #61 ckkatz

Interesting idea…

The XXI Amendment did precisely what the Dobbs decision did: Tossed alcohol prohibition back to the states. That’s why nearly 10% of Americans still live in so-called dry counties.

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Captain Ron  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:34:34pm

re: #69 ckkatz

I love the P38. It might be the only pistol I can shoot with accuracy. I can’t miss with it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:36:14pm

re: #62 ckkatz

Slowly, and without very much attention by Americans, the third European-started world war slowly picks up speed.

I cannot imagine Putin backing down.

He might surprise me, of course. But I give odds of Putin backing down at less than 100:1 .

The day is going to come when Putin has to call up more men to fight.

If Ukraine continues to rearm with other nations’ supplies, to the point where Ukraine can slowly regain territory lost to Russia, then Putin will need to up his forces.

Americans care more about gasoline prices (though historically not out of line with other gasoline peaks) than resolve against Putin and Putinism.

Indeed, the Trump contingent of the US is fully onboard the Putin train.

re: #73 ckkatz

And this is what I mean. Putin will try to get anyone to fight for him.

Russia can continue this for years.

All that propaganda that claims Russia is doomed because of American monetary pressure seems to have vanished. We were warned last week that the imminent default of Russia on millions of dollars of loans was going to be a big thing.

Well, that deadline came and went and it doesn’t seem to have affected this war.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:40:25pm

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The sheriff’s deputy hasn’t arrived yet. He’s coming from the other side of the county …

I had been wondering if the storm had dampened their enthusiasm. And maybe their fireworks too. But I guess not.

Hope that it is resolved safely.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:43:30pm

This may have been missed over the long weekend, but the FBI added a woman to the most wanted list. Her name is Ruja Ignatova, and she was part of, maybe a key part of, a crypto Ponzi scheme.

New YorkA German citizen accused of defrauding investors out of $4 billion by selling a fake cryptocurrency called OneCoin has been added to the FBI’s list of its ten most-wanted fugitives, US officials said on Thursday.

Ruja Ignatova, also known as “Cryptoqueen,” was charged in 2019 with eight counts including wire fraud and securities fraud for running the Bulgaria-based OneCoin Ltd as a pyramid scheme. Prosecutors say the company offered commissions for members to entice others to buy a worthless cryptocurrency.

“She timed her scheme perfectly, capitalizing on the frenzied speculation of the early days of cryptocurrency,” said Damian Williams, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

Williams described OneCoin as “one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.”

cnn.com

Ignatova went to ground in 2017 and has not been seen since. It’s entirely possible she has had plastic surgery or has surfaced elsewhere under another name. For all we know, she could be in Dubai, where there is no extradition treaty. The BBC did a podcast about her in 2019-2020. Here’s a link: bbc.co.uk

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:43:33pm

re: #77 ckkatz

I had been wondering if the storm had dampened their enthusiasm. And maybe their fireworks too. But I guess not.

Hope that it is resolved safely.

The deputy was just at the park. The fireworks have ceased and my street is open again.

I don’t know how much commercial-grade fireworks cost, but I’m guessing they burned up tens of thousands of dollars. (I’ll bet they complain about gasoline prices.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:45:37pm

LOL

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:47:46pm

re: #73 ckkatz

That video practically made me shriek, because it reminds me of dust storms, where visibility just drops to zero. And what are you supposed to do during a dust storm? Get off the road, park your car, take your foot off the brake and turn off your lights. Why? Because if you leave your lights on or keep your foot on the brake, someone might follow right into you. I’ve had to do this. Thing is, you can do this in a desert…not so much on a bridge over water.

Sorry, this just resurfaced some Bad Moments In Driving I’ve Experienced Here In Arizona.

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:49:11pm

pro-life /

Oklahoma Plans to Execute 25 Prisoners in 29 Months
“An Oklahoma court on Friday set execution dates for 25 death row prisoners, setting up a string of executions that would take place nearly every month over the next two years,” the New York Times reports.

Political Wire

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:49:39pm

This is the kind of thing that can make this war spread:

If the Georgians who want to join the EU win out and Georgia becomes closely aligned with the EU, then I can see Russia becoming increasingly aggressive in trying to tamp down ant-Russian movement all around their borders.

This is beginning to rhyme with the early 1900’s, where oppressed groups around Europe were jostling for a new order, that didn’t erupt into outright war until the Austro-Hungarian empire decided to go for full warfare.

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sagehen  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:54:08pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

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in my official primary religion, there’s a rule that “you shall have no other gods before me”.

But there doesn’t seem to be a prohibition against lesser, subservient gods after him. I’ve been known to leave offerings for Pele (no volcanoes here, but sometimes a manhole seems to suggest there’s trouble with the gas lines)… and I occasionally beseech favor from Snohomish (goddess of green lights and favorable parking spaces).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 9:58:29pm

re: #84 sagehen

in my official primary religion, there’s a rule that “you shall have no other gods before me”.

But there doesn’t seem to be a prohibition against lesser, subservient gods after him. I’ve been known to leave offerings for Pele (no volcanoes here, but sometimes a manhole seems to suggest there’s trouble with the gas lines)… and I occasionally beseech favor from Snohomish (goddess of green lights and favorable parking spaces).

The problem with parking spaces is all us rural people have hogged all the favourable parking spaces in our towns, so large cities have none. Perhaps a socialistic redistribution programme of parking spaces is in order. /s

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:01:14pm

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:03:24pm

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

WTF

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:04:51pm

re: #81 mmmirele

Sorry. It was not my intent to retraumatize anyone. Up here we have fog and snow squalls that can suddenly destroy visibility. With the additional twist that a sudden snow squall can destroy traction and hide any lane markings as well.

Growing up in Pittsburgh, I heard a lot of stories about how the pollution would get so bad that even in mid-day folks had to stop and look for the lane markings.

My grandfather told of driving through Pittsburgh in the 1920’s he said that you could detect it from a very long distance off. By a black cloud of pollution that hung over the city.

When I was growing up in the 1960’s much of the particulate pollution was eliminated by electric scrubbers on the smoke stacks. But the mills would fire up before dawn. And at dawn there was often a grayish yellowish cloud hanging on the ground. It was always referred to as “Ground Fog”. But natural fog did not have a strong sulfur smell to it.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:17:11pm

I wrote and deleted 3 long rants… I’m just going to say this:

Do not confuse Russia’s ability to confidently and gregariously bullshit about their situation and capabilities, and to cook the books like the mafia with an actual ability to come out of the other side of this whole thing the same or better than they went in.

Unless they want to start nuking people, the Russian Federation, with this leadership, and foreign policy goals are done. If they do start nuking people, the Russian Federation, with this leadership, and foreign policy goals are done.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:26:29pm

Worker who was accidentally paid 300 times his salary takes the money and runs (Metro in the UK, July 2, 2022)

Wage theft in reverse.

What would you do if you checked your bank account and found you had mistakenly been paid 300 times your normal salary?

Well, one employee who discovered he had been paid nearly £150,000 for a month’s work instead of the usual £450 decided to duck and run.

The unnamed staff member at Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos in Chile did initially raise the eye-watering overpayment for May with his manager who then flagged it to HR.

He agreed to return the cash and promised to go to the bank the following day. But instead of giving it back, the man withdrew it and hasn’t been seen since.

(more)

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:31:21pm

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I would consider foul play happening to the employee, too.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:36:21pm

re: #89 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I wrote and deleted 3 long rants… I’m just going to say this:

Do not confuse Russia’s ability to confidently and gregariously bullshit about their situation and capabilities, and to cook the books like the mafia with an actual ability to come out of the other side of this whole thing the same or better than they went in.

Unless they want to start nuking people, the Russian Federation, with this leadership, and foreign policy goals are done. If they do start nuking people, the Russian Federation, with this leadership, and foreign policy goals are done.

They may be done — but they may take the rest of us with them. Hopefully they will be defeated well before Trump or a Trump clone takes over our nation and throws support to Putin.

And on a light note — for the first time in days a wording 3!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2022 • 10:55:12pm

re: #89 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

One of the lessons we should draw from WWI is that ineptitude is no reason to stop fighting a war.

I fully expect Russia to continue to be of pretty low quality when it comes to actual war-fighting. Their inability to properly train and outfit their military will not stop them.

That’s why I think the current war is just one part of a very long struggle.

Note that Russia had already successfully invaded Ukraine several years ago and took territory.

This time around all Russia has to do is just keep on fighting.

It does not matter to the likes of Putin how many die for the motherland.

Why, in the big picture, do regional crises coalesce into a big war? Who can tell if something in, say, Syria may ripple all the way up to the Russian leaders’ actions?

Currently there are all sorts of atrocities that are happening, but they are small enough that here in the US we don’t pay them notice.

Notice we don’t even pay attention to what Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen. It simply gets pushed off the pages of our news.

All sorts of hot spots around the world contain potential for war to spread.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:10:28pm

The more I see that outlets like Fox News and their less successful, even-more-crazy kin (like OAN, Newsmax, etc.) try to push that the most important stories are high gasoline prices and men-in-drag, the more I am convinced that said outlets are doing propaganda.

Drag queens are irrelevant to 99.99% of the lives of Americans.

Gasoline prices are no higher than at prior high-spots of gasoline pricing and since today more Americans than ever have electric or hybrid vehicles or have cars with better gas-mileage, high gasoline prices are not going to be as impactful.

It’s pretty clear that petroleum (and products), and food products, are experiencing price pressures due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

So when talking heads want to make Americans more antsy about said prices, I do wonder if the goal is to make the US give up its pressure on Russia.

I am finding my food prices go up significantly. I don’t like it but I am not blaming Biden for it because I know that the global pressure on prices is due to a plethora of issues that cannot be controlled by any American politician.

But of course there are plenty of Americans who are looking for a scapegoat.

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:11:08pm
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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:12:48pm

re: #95 retired cynic

goddamnedfrank has made me awfully hungry!

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No Malarkey!  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:14:21pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

A couple put up a billboard here in Frankfort, Kentucky, announcing that they are atheists and they vote, with their names and photos. The percentage of Americans who aren’t religious continues to climb steadily, especially among the young.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:17:47pm

re: #39 mmmirele

I’m sure that Brexit was no help either.

Boris grasps at any excuse to distract from what Brexit is doing to their economy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:18:33pm

re: #45 Patricia Kayden

I love fish and chips — especially the ones I had in England when I visited way back in the 1990s. That’s a shame. Putin has messed up so many people along with proving himself to be a straight up war criminal.

Best fish & chips I ever had was in Fort William on the west coast of Scotland. The fish was obviously just off the boat that very day.

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:21:17pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:21:22pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

What happened to the days when Civil Rights activists went to jail by the thousands to defy racist laws? Why aren’t we seeing mass civil disobedience when reproductive rights are eviscerated? What will happen when SCOTUS decimates marriage equality?

Doing all I can with donations, letter writing and encouraging others to vote to ensure that Democrats hold onto Congress this mid-term.

I can only suppose that a lot of those clinics do not want to risk losing their licenses and livelihood.

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JC1  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:23:25pm

Whew, 6/6. Barely made it.

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:25:08pm
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:25:32pm

re: #99 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Best fish & chips I ever had was in Fort William on the west coast of Scotland. The fish was obviously just off the boat that very day.

We had a shop run by a couple who moved here from somewhere in York, they made the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, even better than what I had in England. Retired years ago, alas.

And with that, good night,all. Try not to let the fireworks ruin the day for you and your pets.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:28:44pm

re: #92 Hecuba’s daughter

They may be done — but they may take the rest of us with them. Hopefully they will be defeated well before Trump or a Trump clone takes over our nation and throws support to Putin.

And on a light note — for the first time in days a wording 3!

Par 3.
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Heardle was a dismal failure. Back to music I don’t know or like.

Geography porn harder than usual for me.

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worldle.teuteuf.fr

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:35:24pm

re: #97 No Malarkey!

A couple put up a billboard here in Frankfort, Kentucky, announcing that they are atheists and they vote, with their names and photos. The percentage of Americans who aren’t religious continues to climb steadily, especially among the young.

I’m thinking that would be suicidal for me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:37:34pm

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m thinking that would be suicidal for me.

I have never been actively persecuted for my (lack of) religious affiliation by rabid Christians so I do not know what that feels like.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:46:02pm

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have never been actively persecuted for my (lack of) religious affiliation by rabid Christians so I do not know what that feels like.

Well, there’s a bunch of rabid out-of-town Christians in the village park across the street who know I called the sheriff’s department on them for taking over the street to shoot commercial fireworks. They aren’t very happy with me. We’ve already had one of them come over and try to proselytise because we ruined their fun singing hymns in the street while shooting fireworks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:57:29pm

grr

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 3, 2022 • 11:58:46pm

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

grr

They probably already have a buddy/crony/campaign contributor who markets those.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:05:21am

re: #110 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They probably already have a buddy/crony/campaign contributor who markets those.

and then delivers substandard goods for the money

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John Hughes  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:09:09am

re: #38 ckkatz

As it turns out, a lot of that fish comes from Russian trawlers and the sunflower oil from Ukrainian fields.

only effete southerners fry their fish in sunflower oil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:10:13am

re: #112 John Hughes

only effete southerners fry their fish in sunflower oil.

Northerners recycle their oil: start out using it for potatoes, then move on to chicken, then fish.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:12:05am

Today is not a holiday in Germany (obviously because socialist Euroweenies hate American Freedoms), but we had fireworks on Saturday: The Rhine in Flames fireworks show, and an American expat music session yesterday.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:18:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:21:29am

they have no understanding of what “alpha” means, it is not a trait, it just refers to a (temporary) position in the hierarchy of a group of animals.

But in their minds, it is an expression of their membership in a Master Race.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:21:32am

Inspired by the Wisdom of Chopra Website.

wisdomofpeterson.com

The Jordan Peterson Word Salad Generator

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John Hughes  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:25:15am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Northerners recycle their oil: start out using it for potatoes, then move on to chicken, then fish.

Northerners don’t use oil, they use beef dripping.

The feeling of it congealing on your fingers as you eat fish and chips outside on a child winters night is half the pleasure.

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wrenchwench  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:27:50am

re: #102 JC1

Whew, 6/6. Barely made it.

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I got nothing yesterday, didn’t finish it. Today I got 4/6.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:28:32am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:43:18am
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wrenchwench  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:47:31am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

grr

[Half of the money Republican leaders in Texas allotted for school safety after Uvalde - $50 million - will be spent on bullet-resistant shields for school police.

Uvalde officers had ballistics shields, but stood outside a classroom door for 75 minutes.]

I thought at first, the border patrol went in because they had those shields. Turns out, they went in because they didn’t operate under Pete Arredondo. They still waited at least a half an hour, maybe an hour.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:56:56am

Asshole speaks, a miracle of nature.

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Cheechako  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:59:39am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:12:50am

Light pollution is definitely not a problem here. Aside from Omaha and Lincoln, satellite photographs of Nebraska look like North Korea.

How light pollution dimmed the stars, Milky Way across the globe (Accuweather)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:13:34am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Light pollution is definitely not a problem here. Aside from Omaha and Lincoln, satellite photographs of Nebraska look like North Korea.

How light pollution dimmed the stars, Milky Way across the globe (Accuweather)

I never saw the Milky Way until I went camping with the family in Arizona.

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Moe Avattar  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:21:49am

re: #95 retired cynic

What’s missing?
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:25:16am
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Cheechako  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:31:56am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That article is a year old.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:34:37am

I cannot help but be reminded of the story of the fellow who killed both his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:35:14am

re: #129 Cheechako

That article is a year old.

I caught that later. So that was the landscape before Roe was struck down.

This is the future conservatives want.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:36:03am

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I caught that later. So that was the landscape before Roe was struck down.

This is the future conservatives want.

“Rapists have rights!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:43:54am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Rapists have rights!”

That was finally banned in 2018 here. The ban was the culmination of about twenty years work to get the Republicans in the Unicameral on-board.

nebraskalegislature.gov (Nebraska Revised Statues, 43-292 as amended)

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:45:01am

re: #129 Cheechako

That article is a year old.

Good news.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:53:46am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 4, 2022 • 1:56:57am
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John Hughes  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:06:33am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Defund the police looking more and more like a good idea.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:07:44am

On Roe, perhaps a dash of Virgil’s Aeneid is appropriate:

Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo. [If I cannot bend the heavens above, I will move Hell.]

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John Hughes  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:08:34am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Light pollution is definitely not a problem here. Aside from Omaha and Lincoln, satellite photographs of Nebraska look like North Korea.

How light pollution dimmed the stars, Milky Way across the globe (Accuweather)

Don’t worry, Elon will fix that for you.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:10:58am

re: #137 John Hughes

Defund the police looking more and more like a good idea.

The GOP tried to pass a bullshyte law prohibiting municipalities and counties from “defunding” (in the bill reducing the budget of) the police. The bill was laughed out of committee when it was pointed out two-thirds of Nebraska municipalities have no police at all, and there is no massive crime wave.

(We have a marshal armed with a blackjack.)

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John Hughes  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:25:36am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m unclear on the timeline here.

The Yahoo article is from 7 July 2021.

The change.org petition to get rid of the judge for ordering this seems to be around 4 years old.

An update to the petition says the order was cancelled on 13 oct. 2017.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:35:39am

re: #135 No Malarkey!

One of my wife’s superiors at Digital Equipment Corporation, a single woman and vice-president, was denied a Discover credit card in Colorado Springs because “she did not make enough money.” That was in 1992.

According to my wife, the vice-president specifically applied for the card because a number of women at Digital had all been denied Discover cards for the same reason.

She says they put the vice president up to it was to see if “insufficient income” was actually the reason, as there were men in the company who made less than the women denied. The vice-president’s income was in the hundred thousands range, and Discover turned her down as well.

She says she didn’t know how it turned out as she left Digital before the issue was concluded with the women.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:43:00am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:45:35am

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 2:49:27am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:06:12am

Pamela Paul Is the New Worst Columnist at the New York Times (Gawker, May 23, 2022)

The former Times Book Review editor is a dull culture warrior (more at the link)

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:07:41am

Reminder that all is not lost yet, since we have a tendency to go straight to the worst case scenario.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:26:02am

The right to reproductive care could survive in Kentucky if enough voters show up at the polls in November to vote No on the proposed constitutional amendment denying the Kentucky Constitution protects abortion rights.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:31:29am

re: #147 No Malarkey!

Question: Can American democracy be saved?

Answer: That depends on whether enough Americans want to save it and are willing to come out to vote in November.

Getting people out in record numbers again is important, but we also have to make sure those votes get tallied, registered and certified.

The GOP made the mistake of relying on state election officials who still had a few shreds of decency and who put the law above their party.

They have replaced all those people this time around with loyal party hacks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:34:09am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Getting people out in record numbers again is important, but we also have to make sure those votes get tallied, registered and certified.

The GOP made the mistake of relying on state election officials who still had a few shreds of decency and who put the law above their party.

They have replaced all those people this time around with loyal party hacks.

Voting is the non-violent solution. If a GOP legislature throws out a too-big-to-ignore election, the result will become open violence.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:34:55am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Getting people out in record numbers again is important, but we also have to make sure those votes get tallied, registered and certified.

The GOP made the mistake of relying on state election officials who still had a few shreds of decency and who put the law above their party.

They have replaced all those people this time around with loyal party hacks.

Not all of them. Trump’s designated election stealers lost in the GOP primary in Georgia for Governor and Secretary of State. The courts will have something to say about GOP election officials refusing to certify elections, for example the County Commission in New Mexico which was threatened with criminal prosecution if they didn’t certify the primary results.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:38:16am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Voting is the non-violent solution. If a GOP legislature throws out a too-big-to-ignore election, the result will become open violence.

One hopes there will be enough GOP politicians in power in 2024-25 who understand that if they try to steal the presidency it could result in civil war. In fact if Biden is reelected based on the actual vote count, I would urge him to refuse to step down if state legislatures try to steal the election from him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:38:25am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Voting is the non-violent solution. If a GOP legislature throws out a too-big-to-ignore election, the result will become open violence.

Which will only play into their hands. Chaos most always beats out order, at least over the short term and for those with short attention spans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:41:14am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Voting is the non-violent solution. If a GOP legislature throws out a too-big-to-ignore election, the result will become open violence.

I am sure that the GOP have it a lot more thoroughly planned for next time around: they will even throw out a state or two that the GOP wins to make it look “balanced”, the overall goal of course being to refuse to certify enough results to deny either candidate an EC majority so they can then send things into Electoral Chaos.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:42:24am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:44:59am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am sure that the GOP have it a lot more thoroughly planned for next time around: they will even throw out a state or two that the GOP wins to make it look “balanced”, the overall goal of course being to refuse to certify enough results to deny either candidate an EC majority so they can then send things into Electoral Chaos.

Throwing out any election would be dangerous for a legislature. Imagine if you’re a Republican voter, and you state legislature says “We’re awarding the election to the Democrat.” Conservatives routinely show how violent they are when they don’t get their way. Dragging a hundred Republican legislators out of a capitol and murdering them in the streets is a foreseeable outcome. Would you want to be one of those legislators, knowing the base of voters you have?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 3:49:36am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The GOP are not going to repeat the “mistake” they made in 2020, when they were only stopped because of a record Democratic turnout.

I am sure they have their best strategists working on every contingency to ensure that they get the “right” outcome this time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:01:11am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP are not going to repeat the “mistake” they made in 2020, when they were only stopped because of a record Democratic turnout.

I am sure they have their best strategists working on every contingency to ensure that they get the “right” outcome this time.

Is that why those strategists are running Herschel Walker in Georgia for the Senate? Why our GOP ran a sex pest who is loudly complaining this was a leftist hit job from noted liberal Gov. Pete Ricketts and is suing Republican legislators for libelslander? Why the disgraced AG Jason Ravnsborg in South Dakota is trying to bring down Gov. Kristi Noem with an impeachment as well?

If that’s a winning strategy, I’m not sure what a losing one would be.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:17:34am

re: #52 ckkatz

Looks like I wasn’t the only one to notice that maybe the Secret Service knew about tfg’s plan to invade the Capitol prior to January 6th. (Ornato was a Secret Service leader who left to become an aide to tfg.)

In a hierarchical organization, there are limits to agent initiative. And a decision to move a President someplace against his wishes sounds like something that would need to be decided very high in an organization.

If the organization could, and did, do it to tfg, why not Pence too?

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the committee is bringing the confirmation

im guessing dozens of people knew
and many more suspected
they werent really hiding it very well or at all

and again zero people felt it necessary to blow the whistle

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:24:05am

re: #159 Dangerman

the committee is bringing the confirmation

im guessing dozens of people knew
and many more suspected
they werent really hiding it very well or at all

and again zero people felt it necessary to blow the whistle

I’d guess they didn’t blow the whistle because they honestly thought they’d pull it off.

Oops.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:29:40am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The problem with parking spaces is all us rural people have hogged all the favourable parking spaces in our towns, so large cities have none. Perhaps a socialistic redistribution programme of parking spaces is in order. /s

y’all have also urged the redistribution of the letter “R”

go to boston and you’ll find it missing in many words where indicated.
then in rural areas it pops up where it was not invited

;-)

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:30:27am

re: #160 Dr Lizardo

I’d guess they didn’t blow the whistle because they honestly thought they’d pull it off.

Oops.

“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.”
John Harington

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:31:21am

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Is that why those strategists are running Herschel Walker in Georgia for the Senate? …

If that’s a winning strategy, I’m not sure what a losing one would be.

Don’t let them lull you into a false sense of security.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:32:21am

re: #88 ckkatz

…It was always referred to as “Ground Fog”. But natural fog did not have a strong sulfur smell to it.

celebrated in early February in many places

(sorry, im having a morning)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:37:51am

re: #161 Dangerman

y’all have also urged the redistribution of the letter “R”

go to boston and you’ll find it missing in many words where indicated.
then in rural areas it pops up where it was not invited

;-)

I heard a story from an artist who was commissioned to do a sign in the south for “Beer and Bayerds”. She was not sure what the second term referred to until the owner pointed at the billiard tables…

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:40:04am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Don’t let them lull you into a false sense of security.

Believe me, I know saving democracy isn’t going to be easy. Its possible the GOP candidate for President in 2024 will win the electoral college without having to cheat; then we’re screwed.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:40:44am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Rapists have rights!”

see
re: #1 Dangerman

i’ll save you the trouble

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:43:18am

re: #166 No Malarkey!

Believe me, I know saving democracy isn’t going to be easy. Its possible the GOP candidate for President in 2024 will win the electoral college without having to cheat; then we’re screwed.

If the candidate is Trump, that will not be likely. DeSantis or Hawley would probably fare better in terms of numbers of popular votes.

Without Trump, the GOP will have trouble motivating their most rabid supporters, but the Dems can no longer count on the sort of record turnout they enjoyed in 2020.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:45:46am

re: #135 No Malarkey!

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while somewhat true, it will be different now because things are far more intricate and not just because they have credit cards

there are far more ‘independent’ women of all ages
they dont all live under a hubby’s watchful eye or at home under daddy’s

they have jobs
bank accounts
they own property
some of them are quite powerful and rich

otoh, is anything possible with this bag of nutbars?
sure

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:48:06am

re: #169 Dangerman


there are far more ‘independent’ women of all ages
they dont all live under a hubby’s watchful eye or at home under daddy’s

they have jobs
bank accounts
they own property
some of them are quite powerful and rich

…and they have husbands/partners/family who have no problem with that.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:48:14am

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One of my wife’s superiors at Digital Equipment Corporation, a single woman and vice-president, was denied a Discover credit card in Colorado Springs because “she did not make enough money.” That was in 1992.

According to my wife, the vice-president specifically applied for the card because a number of women at Digital had all been denied Discover cards for the same reason.

She says they put the vice president up to it was to see if “insufficient income” was actually the reason, as there were men in the company who made less than the women denied. The vice-president’s income was in the hundred thousands range, and Discover turned her down as well.

She says she didn’t know how it turned out as she left Digital before the issue was concluded with the women.

eventually, the card issuers saw the market potential and that was that

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:51:50am

re: #171 Dangerman

eventually, the card issuers saw the market potential and that was that

There were old-school credit cards who actually expected you to pay back your credit card debt.

Nowadays, they want to get you hooked in with interest and fees so that you can never pay it back, you are just forking over a monthly minimum to keep your card active.

Even if you default, they are not losing money on you, they just lose out on the interest and fees (which were exorbitant to begin with)

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:52:40am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Throwing out any election would be dangerous for a legislature. Imagine if you’re a Republican voter, and you state legislature says “We’re awarding the election to the Democrat.” Conservatives routinely show how violent they are when they don’t get their way. Dragging a hundred Republican legislators out of a capitol and murdering them in the streets is a foreseeable outcome. Would you want to be one of those legislators, knowing the base of voters you have?

we dont like the results of this one particular race but all the other ones on the ballot are kosher probably wont fly either

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:54:29am

re: #160 Dr Lizardo

I’d guess they didn’t blow the whistle because they honestly thought they’d pull it off.

Oops.

certainly

i also think a lot of ‘team normal’ figured it didnt have a chance so they didnt have to stick their neck out. the ship would right itself

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:55:01am

A bit of a fireworks display in Russia for the Fourth… ;)

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:59:21am

New Scientist: What overturning Roe v Wade means for life-saving abortion exemptions

New laws that ban abortion in US states include exceptions for when the life of the parent is as risk. However, evidence from Texas suggests that clinicians will wait until the person is “on death’s door” before performing the procedure for fear of legal repercussions

New state laws banning abortion in the US include exemptions that allow doctors to end pregnancies “to save the life of the mother”. But in practice the vague nature of these exemptions could endanger patients’ lives and open up medical care providers to lawsuits and criminal charges.

[rant]But yeah, “it’s just a tweet, it’s not a reliable source” when I show any of the tweets that are beginning to appear due to the situation. ” They’re just being mean and hysterical”, “You’re using _________ as a pawn to get free legal abortion at any time” when I try to raise the issue otherwise. You know the drill.

Like, the Grim damn Reaper *nods to G.R.* is in the room with the woman and the ObGyn staff because of the time consumed before the requirements in these laws for a procedure are fulfilled, or by the time a permission to perform the procedure comes back. For situations which in the worst case may have single-digit minutes or even less than a minute to make a decision.

Like, it’s a choice between the ObGyn staff going “fuck waiting for the exemption to be legal, we’re gonna save a life” and getting charged with felonies, or the woman more than likely ending up permanent injured or dead.

Like, I know the willfully ignorant asshats are morally liable for the shit they do, but I really, really want to hold them legally and criminally liable for the harm and death they cause.
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As a side note, a pro-lifer (same who broke a little the other day) wanted it to become a bet when I said that it’s a coin toss between a ObGyn team intervening and getting charged and a woman dying because of delayed intervention in the specific case of ectopic pregnancy.

Guy noted “you seem sure it’s gonna happen”. And thinks I’m trying to psych him when I point out that the 10-year old took only 3 days after the overturning to emerge, when I expected more than a month for such a case to emerge (and widdle ol’ me thought I was being pessimistic there).

I’m gonna make the guy pay if the ever actually properly decides to “take the L. Like, procure a plush L. Handle it like a baby. Bring it everywhere. Soak it with TLC. Post pictures on social media of him and the L. And if anyone asks, tell them “I earned this L fair and square”.
Too sadistic? Not sadistic enough? Just right?

*goes into corner, continuing to fume*

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 4:59:22am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If the candidate is Trump, that will not be likely. DeSantis or Hawley would probably fare better in terms of numbers of popular votes.

Without Trump, the GOP will have trouble motivating their most rabid supporters, but the Dems can no longer count on the sort of record turnout they enjoyed in 2020.

Another thought I’ve had is if a GOP nominee other than Trump would be willing to risk chaos and violence to claim the presidency. I know all GOP politicians are shameless liars, but to date Trump is the only presidential candidate in US history to attempt a violent coup. While I have nothing but contempt for DeSantis, I don’t know that he will try to cheat his way into the WH. Maybe he would rather be remembered as the man who restored democracy by returning to the tradition of conceding a lost election, rather than be remembered as America’s first fascist dictator who ended democracy. If Trump is the nominee, we know that he will never concede, and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do to regain power.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:04:26am

Meanwhile, in China…..

Chinese property developer Shimao Group has missed the interest and principal payment of a $1 billion offshore bond due on Sunday, in the latest blow to China’s embattled property market.

The non-repayment was the first missed public offshore payment for the Shanghai-based developer. With an outstanding $6.1 billion international bonds, Shimao is the sixth largest issuer among Chinese developers, according to Refinitiv.

China’s property sector has been hit by a series of defaults on offshore debt obligations, highlighted by China Evergrande Group, once the country’s top-selling developer but now the world’s most indebted property company.

Three of the top five issuers - Evergrande, Kaisa Group and Sunac China - have already defaulted their dollar bonds.

finance.yahoo.com

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:04:28am

re: #169 Dangerman

while somewhat true, it will be different now because things are far more intricate and not just because they have credit cards

there are far more ‘independent’ women of all ages
they dont all live under a hubby’s watchful eye or at home under daddy’s

they have jobs
bank accounts
they own property
some of them are quite powerful and rich

otoh, is anything possible with this bag of nutbars?
sure

It is the ultimate goal of the dominionists to turn America into a patriarchal theocracy, and they will work towards that goal patiently, just as they worked for decades to end abortion rights in America.

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:11:38am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:12:20am

Gov. Pete Ricketts arguing not for a Christian nation (most Americans are Christians), but a Christian state (going full Catholic theocrat).

Defending America’s First Freedom (Nebraska Governor Website)

As a conservative, he is of course a liar. In this case, a lie-by-omission on what the Nebraska Constitution actually says about freedom of religion. He omits a huge chunk of Section 1-4 so he can eliminate atheists from protection by his interpretation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:12:51am

re: #179 No Malarkey!

It is the ultimate goal of the dominionists to turn America into a patriarchal theocracy, and they will work towards that goal patiently, just as they worked for decades to end abortion rights in America.

They thought they had won when Reagan was elected, but he only used them and then tossed their agenda aside as soon as Nancy’s White House astrologer told her that the signs were propitious to do so.

So they started insinuating their people into every level of public life: education, politics, public administration, the military, sports, wherever they could get a toehold and start to influence policy.

Now they own the Supreme Court.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:20:25am

Biden and McConnell Make a Deal and Democrats Scream

Joe Biden has decided to fill an upcoming vacancy in a U.S. district court in Kentucky with S. Chad Meredith…

Democrats are furious. Gov. Andy Beshear (KY) said: “If the president makes that nomination, it is indefensible.” Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said he was strongly opposed. Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker (D) said: “The president is making a deal with the devil and once again and the people of Kentucky are crushed in the process.” Has Biden lost his marbles, just as Republicans claim?

Actually, no. With 30 years experience in the Senate, Biden understands how the upper chamber works, especially with a 50-50 split that gives the minority leader a fair amount of power. Biden made a deal with Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that entails his nomination of Meredith to a district court position in Kentucky in return for McConnell not trying to block Biden’s future appointments around the country. McConnell didn’t get to be the leader of his caucus by double crossing people, so Biden is fairly confident that McConnell will do what he promised. Biden’s calculation here is that this appointment is very important to McConnell, but not so important in the larger scheme of things (Meredith’s rulings can all be appealed). Biden clearly feels that getting future judicial appointments through without a fight is worth sacrificing one out of 677 district judge positions.

Yarmuth, in particular, should have understood the situation better. He recommended two lawyers as U.S. attorneys. McConnell blocked them. Assuming McConnell keeps his word—something that will be easy to verify fairly soonYarmuth will [still] get his suggestions realized quickly. Other Democrats sometimes fail to realize that when dealing with an opponent who has a fair amount of power to block your agenda, compromising with him is sometimes the best available option. (V)

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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:30:13am

Worth posting yet again.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:32:47am

re: #33 Dangerman

Blisters on me fingers

But your Chicks for free.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:37:21am

we played this one at the session yesterday

Youtube Video

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:40:01am

re: #185 Colère Tueur de Lapin

But your Chicks for free.

we do have these mockingbabies in the trellis bed right now

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:42:47am

we did this yesterday

we’ll put hibiscus in the two tubs
waiting on some plastic plugs for the center bird bath

effin’ heavy rocks, those two are

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:42:53am
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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:45:51am

re: #167 Dangerman

see

i’ll save you the trouble

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GOP = Gilead O?????? Party?

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:48:42am

Self-aware wolf?

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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:50:52am

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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:51:11am

picnicking deer

Good morning!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:52:08am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:52:51am

re: #191 Teukka

Her Dad can go live in North Korea or Russia then. Simple.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:53:10am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Her Dad can go live in North Korea or Russia then. Simple.

Also, LNR and DNR…

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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:55:21am

re: #191 Teukka

Self-aware wolf?

Wanting to give up your rights and freedom because somebody else has rights and freedom. That literally is modern American conservatism/hate in a nutshell

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:55:55am

re: #191 Teukka

What was that quote from Martin Luther? “Better to be ruled by a wise Mohammedan than a foolish Christian.” And coming from a POS like him, that’s saying something.

That woman’s father is one messed-up guy.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:57:11am

re: #194 Patricia Kayden

How could a judge not be aware of two prior convictions? I mean, I’m not a lawyer, so I really don’t know how that’d be possible.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 5:59:56am

re: #198 Dr Lizardo

What was that quote from Martin Luther? “Better to be ruled by a wise Mohammedan than a foolish Christian.” And coming from a POS like him, that’s saying something.

That woman’s father is one messed-up guy.

“There you lefties are pathologizing legitimate political dissent again. You know who else did that? Stalin! Locked up the opposition in mental hospitals!”

And yeah, Jughashvili did that. And to this day, mental disorders and outright illnesses which disguise themselves in even the thinnest of veneers of politics or religion, particularly the latter, tend to fly a lot further under the radar before people realize what they are really dealing with…

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:06:35am

re: #102 JC1

Whew, 6/6. Barely made it.

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Same here. I call this one “watch the first step down, it’s a doosey”.

Wordle 380 6/6

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:08:02am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Her Dad can go live in North Korea or Russia then. Simple.

i think that misinterprets what they mean when they say stuff like this.
they dont want to leave.

“I would rather live here under a tyrant who crushes your rights than allow homosexuals to be free here.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:14:31am

re: #197 Dr. Matt

Wanting to give up your rights and freedom because somebody else has rights and freedom. That literally is modern American conservatism/hate in a nutshell

That has always been conservatism. Different window dressing, same desire for control and hate.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:15:21am

Am I too evil when I’m seriously toying making it a thing calling GOPers “Gileadites” henceforth?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:15:22am

Lifted from the Interwebs, a dad joke to leave now:

When do you know it’s a dad joke?

It becomes apparent.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:19:18am

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lifted from the Interwebs, a dad joke to leave now:

When do you know it’s a dad joke?

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Pun-ishment will continue until morale improves, eh?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:20:16am

re: #206 Teukka

You know how that works around here.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:25:40am
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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:26:35am

So it’s the 4th of July, work is over and my weekend has begun. Beer in hand and now the song I post every year because it is this day and it’s such a good song.

Youtube Video

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:28:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:28:47am

Mises Caucus: Could It Sway the Libertarian Party to the Hard Right? (Hatewatch at the Southern Poverty Law Center)

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:30:39am

So, working list of misnaming of the acronym GOP, apart from calling them Gileadites:
o Gilead Obsessive Party
o Gilead Opressive Party

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:31:47am

re: #194 Patricia Kayden

That apparent Gileadite apparently realized that he was being watched…

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:33:03am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:37:21am

re: #119 wrenchwench

I got nothing yesterday, didn’t finish it. Today I got 4/6.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:41:06am

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:43:36am

Last night my son put on a fireworks show for the whole block.

youtube.com
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:45:13am

re: #217 The Pie Overlord!

They are beautiful.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:54:41am

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:55:41am

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One of my wife’s superiors at Digital Equipment Corporation, a single woman and vice-president, was denied a Discover credit card in Colorado Springs because “she did not make enough money.” That was in 1992.

According to my wife, the vice-president specifically applied for the card because a number of women at Digital had all been denied Discover cards for the same reason.

She says they put the vice president up to it was to see if “insufficient income” was actually the reason, as there were men in the company who made less than the women denied. The vice-president’s income was in the hundred thousands range, and Discover turned her down as well.

She says she didn’t know how it turned out as she left Digital before the issue was concluded with the women.

In the early 1970’s, I was rejected for a credit card supposedly because of my lack of credit history. I accepted that excuse until learning that a male colleague with a shorter work history and similar salary had no trouble getting the same bank card. I complained to the bank about this discrimination; they reconsidered and gave me the card, but only after receiving a letter from my male manager confirming my position and salary.

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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 6:56:13am
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Dangerman (Namaste, bitches)  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:01:08am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:06:56am

re: #224 Eclectic Cyborg

Unfortunately that is true. I wish it were not.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:07:17am

re: #222 Dangerman

IIRC, Manson was suspected in a couple of homicides and an attempted murder, but prosecutors could never prove any of it beyond a reasonable doubt so they never brought charges.

That being said, Trump is definitely a cult leader and to his cultists, a messianic figure - much like Charles Manson was.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:12:02am

Wordle 380 4/6

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:12:10am

re: #226 Dr Lizardo

But unlike Manson there is evidence. And with J6 most of America is seeing it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:12:46am

re: #177 No Malarkey!

Another thought I’ve had is if a GOP nominee other than Trump would be willing to risk chaos and violence to claim the presidency. I know all GOP politicians are shameless liars, but to date Trump is the only presidential candidate in US history to attempt a violent coup. While I have nothing but contempt for DeSantis, I don’t know that he will try to cheat his way into the WH. Maybe he would rather be remembered as the man who restored democracy by returning to the tradition of conceding a lost election, rather than be remembered as America’s first fascist dictator who ended democracy. If Trump is the nominee, we know that he will never concede, and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do to regain power.

Of course DeSantis would. 100% confident. He would be ecstatic to be the first fascist dictator that ended democracy. After all Florida was pivotal in the stolen election of 2000; the Brooks Bros riot followed by the outrageous SCOTUS decision.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:12:47am

Gah.

Wordle 380 5/6

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:13:09am
In southwest Missouri, a Baptist compound for troubled teen boys promises redemption on its bucolic 200-acre campus. Behind the facility’s arched gate, children will find a swimming pool, sports fields, and ranch for horses and exotic animals. Agapé Boarding School “is truly a place where miracles happen,” one piano-filled commercial boasts.

“At Agapé, we lovingly, patiently, and biblically teach your child the importance of submission to authority and the joys of being an obedient law-abiding citizen,” a soft-spoken voiceover actor says while images of smiling teenagers flash across the screen. “Mom and Dad, we want to support you in your effort to rescue your son from himself.”

But former students interviewed by The Daily Beast say the school was far from heavenly. Instead, they encountered a climate more like Lord of the Flies, where staff were given free rein to restrain and beat students, and where some kids were emotionally and sexually abused. They claim Agapé has functioned like a “cult” and “Christian torture compound” for decades, allowing adults to manhandle teenagers and withhold food, water, and proper clothing—apparently without most parents ever knowing.

Ex-Students Reveal Abuse at ‘Christian Torture Compound’

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:14:03am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

Of course DeSantis would. 100% confident. He would be ecstatic to be the first fascist dictator that ended democracy. After all Florida was pivotal in the stolen election of 2000; the Brooks Bros riot followed by the outrageous SCOTUS decision.

Didn’t DeathSantis already do something extremely shady just to get to be governor (or stay governor - I don’t remember exactly)?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:14:17am

re: #228 PhillyPretzel

But unlike Manson there is evidence. And with J6 most of America is seeing it.

The evidence against Trump is way stronger than it was against Manson. We’re pretty much getting to the “prosecutorial slam dunk” stage of things.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:14:45am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Mises Caucus: Could It Sway the Libertarian Party to the Hard Right? (Hatewatch at the Southern Poverty Law Center)

They are gaining a great deal of influence here by basically taking over the state Republican party. It’s how we got our “no divisive content in the classroom” laws and groups that will pay a bounty for reporting on teachers who they think are breaking the law.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:18:09am

Lucky 2nd guess

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:18:31am

TFG seems a little upset…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:21:56am

Today was a fail. Too many options.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:23:04am

re: #236 Eclectic Cyborg

TFG seems a little upset…

He’s getting increasingly shrill. He’s nervous.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:23:20am

re: #220 Hecuba’s daughter

In the early 1970’s, I was rejected for a credit card supposedly because of my lack of credit history. I accepted that excuse until learning that a male colleague with a shorter work history and similar salary had no trouble getting the same bank card. I complained to the bank about this discrimination; they reconsidered and gave me the card, but only after receiving a letter from my male manager confirming my position and salary.

So the bank still had to hear from your male “keeper” before they would give the card.

Strangely, my widowed mother didn’t have problems with credit cards. In the Seventies she received her first offer for a credit card, Diner’s Club. She applied and they approved it.

She tells a story about buying a car with a bank loan shortly after she married my father. Her mother was willing to sell them their Nash, but they didn’t have the money. She walked down to the bank and applied for a signature loan, which the bank approved (this was in the late Fifties).

When she returned with the money (small town bank, they know everyone), my father was flummoxed. “Don’t they need my signature?” She told him why, they don’t know you. So he went to the bank to ask about it, and they told him the same: “Why, we don’t know you.”

This was the same bank that when i bought my first car in 1978, I had no credit history so no bank in Tennessee would loan me the money. I called up my hometown bank and asked them over the telephone to loan me the money, they said “sure.” When the cheque came in the mail a couple days later, it included the loan paperwork with a note basically saying “when you get around to it, could you please fill in the paperwork and send it back to us.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:30:04am

nhc.noaa.gov

In the Pacific, Bonnie is upgraded to a hurricane. It is expected to move along the southern Mexican coastline, then out to sea. It is predicted to remain a hurricane over the next five days. No coastal watches are in effect.

There is currently no tropical activity in the Atlantic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:35:24am

It’s a weird Independence Day this year — it certainly feels at least a little awkward to eat hot dogs and watch fireworks in order to celebrate our “freedom” from a country where everyone still has their reproductive rights. That being said, hot dogs are excellent condiment delivery systems and everyone loves a day off from work (shhh! I am technically not here!).

It is perhaps in the spirit of this holiday that Democratic Pennsylvania senate candidate John Fetterman tweeted out his latest campaign ad against Dr. Oz, the Republican Pennsylvania senate, a man who previously spent his life much of his life shilling magic beans made of lies. It’s an especially festive ad, given that it features Dr. Oz giving People magazine a tour of his $48 million palatial residence in New Jersey, which once belonged to King George, set to the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” theme.

(more at the link)

Happy Independence Day: Fetterman Drags Dr. Oz For Living In King George’s Old Digs (In New Jersey) (Wonkette)

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:35:59am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:42:36am

A humorous look at The Giant Spider Invasion, a 1975 cult B-movie.

Youtube Video

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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:56:17am

re: #236 Eclectic Cyborg

TFG seems a little upset…

I hate to ask, but why did he put his own name in quotes?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:58:07am

re: #119 wrenchwench

I got nothing yesterday, didn’t finish it. Today I got 4/6.

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Got it in two today. Nice, but it’s still mostly luck.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:59:02am

re: #236 Eclectic Cyborg

I never read anything he writes. I’m so grateful this Independence Day that we are independent of his presence in our White House and hope that it stays that way for the foreseeable future.

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TarHellion  Jul 4, 2022 • 7:59:31am

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YES! After wandering aimlessly through the void the past few days, nice to have a guess pay off. Happy 4th!

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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:00:57am

re: #247 TarHellion

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YES! After wandering aimlessly through the void the past few days, nice to have a guess pay off. Happy 4th!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:04:04am

re: #199 Dr Lizardo

How could a judge not be aware of two prior convictions? I mean, I’m not a lawyer, so I really don’t know how that’d be possible.

I have a feeling that he knew quite well of the rapist’s background but had to be publicly reminded that he knew and quickly backtracked after getting a lot of outraged responses to his previous rulings.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:09:56am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:10:33am

re: #249 Patricia Kayden

I have a feeling that he knew quite well of the rapist’s background but had to be publicly reminded that he knew and quickly backtracked after getting a lot of outraged responses to his previous rulings.

Most likely.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:12:23am

To help Lizards celebrate the 4th of July, here’s a slice of some vintage late 1970’s American cheese:

Youtube Video

Put on your headphones and boogie down to the disco soundtrack, LOL.

Legend goes Supertrain flopped so bad, it damn near bankrupted NBC.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:14:37am

Happy Independence from aliens trying to make us cyborg slaves of Satan day!

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nines09  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:16:41am

just gonna groove our day away

have a grand one lizards

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:20:48am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:20:57am
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Dr. Matt  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:22:59am

These assholes again

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:25:21am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:25:59am

re: #190 Teukka

GOP = Gilead O?????? Party?

It’s just backwards. Party of Gilead (of course they don’t know one usually omits “of” when creating these things.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:26:11am

re: #190 Teukka

GOP = Gilead O?????? Party?

O = Ofdonald

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:27:29am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:28:17am

re: #193 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:28:28am

re: #255 No Malarkey!

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TarHellion  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:32:29am

re: #248 Dr. Matt

LOL! Actually, a word related to July 4 popped into my head and figured, why not try

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:39:23am

re: #236 Eclectic Cyborg

TFG seems a little upset…

…because all those things you’re bitching about are within state, not federal jurisdiction? (if they were happening, anyway). You do believe in states’ rights like your repug enablers, don’t you?

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:44:52am

Catching up:

On GOP acronym reverse engineering: Gilead-Oligarch Party

On blocking freeway lanes: in LA the law gets reactive fast when protesters impede freeway access. Given that the interstate highway system was explicitly developed to move military logistics across America, blocking one like that near the Pentagon not being taken as a security risk of the highest order = Amazing but not in a good way

On animals: see photo

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mmmirele  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:48:16am

Ok, Twitter is just fucking with us now, right? Although “Cyborg Slaves of Satan” would be a great name for a Black Metal band.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:53:20am

re: #262 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Hello back from Goleta!

July 3rd, 2022 Goleta. Golden hour was my friend.
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:53:52am

re: #194 Patricia Kayden

The rape of a 12 year old didn’t kinda clue him in to the fuckers psyche?

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nines09  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:59:14am

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 8:59:59am

re: #245 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

A lot depends on the first word.. After that, a combination of skill and luck (and the nature of the word).

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:01:30am

re: #267 mmmirele

Ok, Twitter is just fucking with us now, right? Although “Cyborg Slaves of Satan” would be a great name for a Black Metal band.

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Well I, for one, welcome our Satanic-cyborg overlords!

Or will, once I write an AI app to handle the welcoming chores…..

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:07:32am

re: #271 Hecuba’s daughter

A lot depends on the first word.. After that, a combination of skill and luck (and the nature of the word).

But getting in two is much more luck than skill. (I’ve become a fan of octordle, because it’s so much less luck then skill (or vocabulary, anyway.)

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:08:44am

re: #267 mmmirele

Ok, Twitter is just fucking with us now, right? Although “Cyborg Slaves of Satan” would be a great name for a Black Metal band.

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See my post #253 above.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:14:38am

re: #272 Jay C

Well I, for one, welcome our Satanic-cyborg overlords!

Or will, once I write an AI app to handle the welcoming chores…..

Alex Jones’ Declaration of Independence against the Transhumanist Singularity got me to open up an incognito window and check out *nst*p*nd*t for the first time in 13 years.

Wags used to describe Reynolds as “a linker, not a thinker” decades ago, but the brainworms have apparently eaten the rest of his away.

It’s Apollo sad.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:16:44am

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

I never read anything he writes. I’m so grateful this Independence Day that we are independent of his presence in our White House and hope that it stays that way for the foreseeable future.

I hope we are independent of the presence of any member of the GOP in the WH for at least the next 20 years — or longer if they remain the party of white supremacist theocracy and misogyny.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:19:16am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:21:38am

re: #253 No Malarkey!

Happy Independence from aliens trying to make us cyborg slaves of Satan day!

Just want to state for the record that I absolutely NO involvement in Alex Jones’ plans.

/

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:24:50am
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Captain Magic  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:28:29am

re: #276 Hecuba’s daughter

More like 10 generations that any GOP president serves..

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:31:37am

A few towns over from me.

wgntv.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:32:18am

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:35:21am

re: #281 GlutenFreeJesus

A few towns over from me.

wgntv.com

What better way to celebrate the Fourth than by exercising your Second Amendment rights and watering the Tree of Liberty. //

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:36:55am

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:38:14am

9 “victims” so far. About HP. It’s a very affluent far north Chicago suburb. I was there yesterday.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:43:05am

re: #285 GlutenFreeJesus

I lived there for 26 years before moving to Northbrook in 2009. It’s a wonderful suburb. I am so relieved that my sister did not attend the parade, because that was her plan yesterday evening

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:49:07am

re: #286 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m relieved too. Friend’s sister lives there with her fam. They were going to go but they were running late. Friends if there’s did go. They got separated from their kids. It was horrible but they’re all safe.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:51:56am

2 people killed as of latest reports. Shooter may have been on the rooftop of a business.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:52:46am

Point:

Counterpoint:

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:54:54am

re: #266 So Cal Greek Hippie

Catching up:

On GOP acronym reverse engineering: Gilead-Oligarch Party

Oooooo. Nice one!

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:57:15am

re: #290 Teukka

I prefer the one that Dark Falcon gave me heck over. Guaranteed Offensive Person.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 4, 2022 • 9:58:18am

re: #285 GlutenFreeJesus

9 “victims” so far. About HP. It’s a very affluent far north Chicago suburb. I was there yesterday.

Yes it is. I attended an au pair party at a very nice house there many years ago thanks to a friend who was dating one of the young ladies. It’s a big deal to have a shooting there.

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2022 • 10:06:41am

re: #292 Crush White Nationalism

Yes it is. I attended an au pair party at a very nice house there many years ago thanks to a friend who was dating one of the young ladies. It’s a big deal to have a shooting there.

It was when the rich started feeling threatened by the mobster’s machine guns that the NFA was passed. If uncontrolled gun violence starts making the rich afraid now, we might actually see change.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2022 • 10:07:26am

re: #292 Crush White Nationalism

Yes it is. I attended an au pair party at a very nice house there many years ago thanks to a friend who was dating one of the young ladies. It’s a big deal to have a shooting there.

I don’t know the area, but I’m seeing comments from locals to the effect of “…if you’re not safe in Highland Park, you’re not safe anywhere” or “Highland Park is pretty much the American dream suburb - if that suburb isn’t safe, then there isn’t a single place in this country that is safe.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 10:21:20am

re: #286 Hecuba’s daughter

I lived there for 26 years before moving to Northbrook in 2009. It’s a wonderful suburb. I am so relieved that my sister did not attend the parade, because that was her plan yesterday evening

Northbrook just canceled their parade and fireworks. Pretty much everyone in the area has. The asshole is still on the loose.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2022 • 10:42:30am

re: #294 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know the area, but I’m seeing comments from locals to the effect of “…if you’re not safe in Highland Park, you’re not safe anywhere” or “Highland Park is pretty much the American dream suburb - if that suburb isn’t safe, then there isn’t a single place in this country that is safe.”

Those comments would be correct.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 4, 2022 • 12:10:05pm

re: #294 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know the area, but I’m seeing comments from locals to the effect of “…if you’re not safe in Highland Park, you’re not safe anywhere” or “Highland Park is pretty much the American dream suburb - if that suburb isn’t safe, then there isn’t a single place in this country that is safe.”

As William Lewis noted once the threat expands to white folk, especially wealthy ones, the pressure rapidly mounts to actually do something effective rather than “thoughts and prayers”. Seen time and time again that something that is perceived as just is hurting the poor, minorities, or a looked-down upon group is swept under the table or met with shrugs.

I expect the full gamut of stupid responses to this. False flag. Call to arm all parades. White folk to retreat into armed enclaves. Lone wolf. As many casualties if the shooter had used a bow and arrows. And so on.


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Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
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