Tommy Emmanuel & Mike Dawes: “Fields of Gold” (Collaborations)

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This instrumental arrangement of “Fields of Gold” is on Tommy Emmanuel’s EP, ‘Accomplice Series Vol. 3 featuring Mike Dawes,’ out in September 2022. Pre-Save ‘Accomplice Series Vol. 3 featuring Mike Dawes’ here: tommyemmanuel.lnk.to

Stream “Fields of Gold” here: tommyemmanuel.lnk.to

This video was filmed, directed, and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard for Neighborhoods Apart. It was filmed on a farm in Franklin, KY. Audio was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marc DeSisto. This song was originally written by Sting and appears on his album, ‘Fields of Gold.’

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1
Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 7, 2022 • 4:55:25pm

Didn’t want this to be the first comment but it’s too quiet.

Tomorrow’s Wordle rolled into the cup from a ludicrous distance.

Wordle 415 3/6

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Seriously, I have no idea how it got there.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:05:16pm

If the planets were the same distance as the Moon.

facebook.com

Iframe

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piratedan  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:09:38pm

Dem’s passed legislation that matters, GOP will lie about it… claiming credit for the good parts (that they voted against) while at the same time badmouthing it to their MAGA base… The media will find a way to spin this as both bad for Biden (even if it IS landmark legislation for climate change and fighting price gouging) and that it was somehow bi-partisan but without actually informing the public what was in it while showing clips of GOP politicians lying about it sans comment.

still… a good day, a win for the good guys, far from perfect but a damn sight better than nothing.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:13:10pm

re: #3 piratedan

Dem’s passed legislation that matters, GOP will lie about it… claiming credit for the good parts (that they voted against) while at the same time badmouthing it to their MAGA base… The media will find a way to spin this as both bad for Biden (even if it IS landmark legislation for climate change and fighting price gouging) and that it was somehow bi-partisan but without actually informing the public what was in it while showing clips of GOP politicians lying about it sans comment.

still… a good day, a win for the good guys, far from perfect but a damn sight better than nothing.

As I mentioned last thread, ABC reported that the insulin cap was blocked by Republicans.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:13:35pm

OT - personal stuff

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:35:05pm
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:36:32pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

And admittedly, it’s not perfect, but it’s something. In a 50/50 Senate, with the Republicans literally obstructing for no rational reason whatsoever, you definitely take these.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:42:09pm

I really am OK with a bill that’s “not perfect” as long as it doesn’t stop there. Because “not perfect” in this case means it needs to be better and it can’t wait.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:44:09pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I really am OK with a bill that’s “not perfect” as long as it doesn’t stop there. Because “not perfect” in this case means it needs to be better and it can’t wait.

We’ll probably have to wait until after the midterms to get better results, and that means only one thing: Vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do. If we don’t vote Democrats in, people WILL die. The Republicans have made no secret of this.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:45:13pm
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Dangerman  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:53:08pm

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

If the planets were the same distance as the Moon.

facebook.com

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The gravity would be a bitch, right?

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Dangerman  Aug 7, 2022 • 5:56:48pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

OT - personal stuff

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I have had the surprise of experiencing the last line of what you said.

Be good.
Always.

Even if no god is not watching, other people are.

13
Rightwingconspirator  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:00:46pm

re: #11 Dangerman

The gravity would be a bitch, right?

It would, but this is all about the visual. Like this one

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:02:11pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I really am OK with a bill that’s “not perfect” as long as it doesn’t stop there. Because “not perfect” in this case means it needs to be better and it can’t wait.

Imo, an unwillingness to accept anything short of perfect by Dems is how HRC lost.

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CleverToad  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:06:24pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

OT - personal stuff

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:07:08pm
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CleverToad  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:10:36pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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It’s so rare I’m not going to really relax until Joe’s signature has dried on the page.

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The GOP is a racist terrorist organization  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:13:53pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Something else that has me feeling as cautiously optimistic about something as you can without being pessimistic:

538 gives the Dems a 59% chance of holding the Senate in November. It would still be a 50-50 tie, but maybe Tim Ryan and Mandela Barnes start to gain momentum in Ohio and Wisconsin. If they win, they’d hold 52 seats and could neutralize Manchin and Sinema.

Still a long ways away from happening, I know, but with this bill and the growing perception that the SCOTUS went too far in overturning Roe, the Dems just might gain a tailwind.

In the House, we have a long way to go, but 538 shows the Dems have picked up a little momentum here as well.

This bill is an important victory. If the Dems can mobilize voters like they did in ‘18, they just might defy the usual midterm trend of the out party gaining a lot of seats.

House Forecast

Senate Forecast

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:15:03pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I really am OK with a bill that’s “not perfect” as long as it doesn’t stop there. Because “not perfect” in this case means it needs to be better and it can’t wait.

The ACA isn’t perfect. But we’re finally getting some tweaks to healthcare to go along with it. People are going to have to vote if they want more.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:29:19pm

Another observation RE being back in Canada:

It’s nice to regularly see Middle Eastern people out and about. For obvious reasons, there aren’t a lot of them in the American south.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:47:07pm

This is another thing I miss about not being there (Vancouver metro). The diversity of the population (and the food). We are missing so much by isolating ourselves here in the States. All for no reason.

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Dizzy  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:55:07pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Another observation RE being back in Canada:

It’s nice to regularly see Middle Eastern people out and about. For obvious reasons, there aren’t a lot of them in the American south.

Welcome home. Love your HIP hat!

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 6:55:26pm

re: #21 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

This is another thing I miss about not being there (Vancouver metro). The diversity of the population (and the food). We are missing so much by isolating ourselves here in the States. All for no reason.

It’s one of the things I love about the DFW area. It might be in Texas, but we have people from everywhere here.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:01:21pm

re: #11 Dangerman

The gravity would be a bitch, right?

Lava tidal flows a thousand feet high.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:01:45pm

The fast is over! (Years ago my daughter asked “Why do they call it a ‘fast’ when it goes soooo slooooowwwww?)

Kaiser & onion rolls have been eated with smoked fish and tomatoes from the garden.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:01:50pm

The Great Clips I go to is staffed by a woman from Nigeria, a left hander from Vietnam (I’m left handed so we talk about that), two from Thailand. The token guy is also the token white person.

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Semper Fi  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:05:26pm

re: #13 Rightwingconspirator

It would, but this is all about the visual. Like this one

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Very informative…thank you.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:17:56pm

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:20:53pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:33:52pm

Hacked or not?

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:40:53pm

hacked, or photoshop. Tucker also did not go to Harvard College or Yale Law School.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:43:02pm

re: #31 sagehen

hacked, or photoshop. Tucker also did not go to Harvard College or Yale Law School.

Not shopped I just checked.

EDIT: hmmm just putting the URL to him made…. something appear.

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retired cynic  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:48:29pm

I found a couple of good reads this evening. Both are a bit longish, but I started them thinking I would just skim the start. Boom. Read them both to the end.

#1 — EXCLUSIVE: RACHEL MADDOW GIVES HER FIRST INTERVIEW AS SHE STEPS BACK FROM THE NIGHTLY GRIND AND REVS UP FOR HER NEXT ACT
vanityfair.com

“2024 is gonna be, um, you know, not a dress rehearsal,” Maddow said. “This is the playoffs. You know what I mean? Like, this is high stakes, really important and determinative of our future as a country. And that’s not a fatalistic thing. That’s an edge-of-my-seat kind of thing. That’s how I feel. I don’t feel fatalistic about it. I feel like I’m on the edge of my seat, and I’m convinced of the importance of this moment.”

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retired cynic  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:50:45pm

This is a gift link, no paywall. Gives the ole Newt everything he deserves.

#2 — The GOP is sick. It didn’t start with Trump — and won’t end with him. By Dana Milbank
wapo.st

This essay was adapted from “The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party” by Dana Milbank. Reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:51:00pm

They will never stop whining about their precious worldview:

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:57:36pm

re: #35 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

They will never stop whining about their precious worldview:

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“Bill and Ted got it all wrong! Beethoven would have never played on the synth!”

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piratedan  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:57:50pm

re: #33 retired cynic

could only imagine the good that she would do on the MSM, with her patient recap and connect the dots approach. Sure, she takes a while to get there, but for people who are so lost about what is happening and why, I think she would be an absolute difference maker.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Aug 7, 2022 • 7:58:32pm

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:10:26pm

More of the whiners:

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Broad With Sass  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:18:08pm

re: #10 The Pie Overlord!

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Makes me sad.. they’re all the way up in Michigan

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:28:18pm

re: #39 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“In Norse mythology, there are the Light Elves (Ljósálfar) and the Dark Elves (Dökkálfar or Svartálfar), a tradition which was well known to J.R.R. Tolkien.”
tolkiengateway.net

Svartálfar
en.wikipedia.org

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:28:45pm

re: #39 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

More of the whiners:

I note that the idiot you’re engaging there has in his bio that he wants to save the nation from the horrors of Democratic Socialism; presumably his National Socialism is acceptable in its place.

Not that these twatwaffles will ever understand the reality of Tolkien and his actual worldview any more than they can understand how WWI drove the writings of so many of that generation - Tolkien, Lewis, or perhaps my favorite, Wilfred Owen:

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

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mmmirele  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:35:09pm

Some of you might remember a few months ago how a church up in Alberta, Canada, got some notoriety when part of its Easter performance from a few years back (featuring various Marvel and DC characters) was put on the interwebs. I rolled it forward to the moment where Loki has his minions crucify Iron Man to the tune of “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” just to refresh your memory.

Youtube Video

The church pretty much memory holed this stuff afterwards.

Well, a church down in McAllen, Texas decided to stage Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.” And, as you might have expected, it was a cluster.

Of course, they apparently didn’t get the rights to ANYTHING. They just went ahead and did it.

Then they changed up the songs with Jesus-y references. And after the show was over, there was a mini-sermon which compared being LGBTQ to being an alcoholic.

This theatre blog put out the initial report yesterday with the title:

Texas Church Illegally Performs ‘Hamilton’ with Anti-LGBTQ Messaging

onstageblog.com

The blog goes into a brief discussion of which rights may have been violated (hint: not just Lin Manuel Miranda’s rights) and whether a church could get away with it (probably not, it’s a secular production).

Here’s the Dallas Morning News on it:

The church apparently live streamed this on YouTube, but took it down after they were contacted by Disney lawyers.

Hemant Mehta over at Only Sky Media received a copy of the performance and he’s been posting various fair use excerpts on Twitter explaining what was changed. For example:

Mehta is also following it on his blog: onlysky.media

All right, American Evangelical Christians have been doing this for DECADES. I remember back in the 1970s, there was a t-shirt with the MasterCharge logo and the words “Give the Master Charge of your life.” There are many, many other rip-offs of secular products, services and art, too many to list here. It’s as if Evangelical Christianity didn’t have its own internal art, but has to steal from the wider culture, which just says volumes.

Anyway, I expect that we won’t hear anything from Miranda or from Disney, it will be kept on the down low. But man, it takes a lot of BALLS to do this, and I’m rather pleased the theatre community found out about it first, because they have the right to be incensed that a man’s work of art is being bastardized in the service of crass religion.

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wrenchwench  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:45:04pm

re: #43 mmmirele

That looks like a Pageable comment. It looks like a Page masquerading as a comment.

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mmmirele  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:53:37pm

re: #44 wrenchwench

That looks like a Pageable comment. It looks like a Page masquerading as a comment.

OK, I’ll Page it.

Paged.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2022 • 8:56:56pm

re: #35 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

They will never stop whining about their precious worldview:

“We’re going to build a wall and the Orcs are gonna pay for it!”

/

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wrenchwench  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:00:23pm

I’ve had a weird day. I accomplished a thing that I’ve been trying to do for a week. Then, in an unrelated way, I felt so bad I called in sick. I’ve been working on feeling better all day, then I just wordled a legitimate 2.

Wordle 414 2/6

🟩⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I still have a headache. Physically bad and mentally good. I are confuzed

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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:02:00pm

re: #36 Belafon

“Bill and Ted got it all wrong! Beethoven would have never played on the synth!”

YouTube

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:05:14pm

re: #36 Belafon

re: #48 Captain Ron

Yeah, Beethoven is one I can imagine who will really grok the synth.

Probably too radical for Mozart, though.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:08:36pm

re: #49 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yeah, Beethoven is one I can imagine who will really grok the synth.

Probably too radical for Mozart, though.

Actually, I can see Mozart being a heavy metal guitarist.

Now, Bach? He’d grab the synth as a way to make even more of his liturgical pieces just as he watched the new invention in his lifetime of the piano.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:09:39pm

re: #46 Eclectic Cyborg

“We’re going to build a wall and the Orcs are gonna pay for it!”/

I really wonder sometimes whether these asshats are aware that Tolkien’s books are, in fact, fiction and not historical accounts along the lines of Thucydides’ “History of the Peloponnesian War”. Also, do they know that Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation of the Rings Trilogy is not a three-part documentary?

It’s goddamn fantasy. And that gives pretty broad latitude in casting choices.

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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:14:55pm

re: #49 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I think Mozart would have gone crazy with one.

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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:24:42pm

This is what exploded at Hoover Dam. (From Westworld)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:25:45pm

re: #52 Captain Ron

I think Mozart would have gone crazy with one.

This would be Mozart today.

Youtube Video

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:35:25pm

Off to work. Back later.

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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:40:23pm

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

Off to work. Back later.

I’m so glad I don’t do that any more.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:45:14pm

re: #51 Dr Lizardo

I really wonder sometimes whether these asshats are aware that Tolkien’s books are, in fact, fiction and not historical accounts along the lines of Thucydides’ “History of the Peloponnesian War”. Also, do they know that Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation of the Rings Trilogy is not a three-part documentary?

It’s goddamn fantasy. And that gives pretty broad latitude in casting choices.

It’s been a widely-accepted fan theory for ages that “James Bond” is just a name given to whoever is 007 as a way of dealing with the casting of new actors every few films, yet the last two times the actor announced their retirement, the fanbase almost immediately dissolved into warfare over speculation of a non-white actor being cast for the role.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:45:31pm

re: #143 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Mainly intended for Anymouse.

Regarding Ottawa, that’s not in the trip plan for now.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:47:54pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

It’s been a widely-accepted fan theory for ages that “James Bond” is just a name given to whoever is 007 as a way of dealing with the casting of new actors every few films, yet the last two times the actor announced their retirement, the fanbase almost immediately dissolved into warfare over speculation of a non-white actor being cast for the role.

I dearly loved the 007 in the last Craig film.

That was a glorious movie.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 7, 2022 • 9:50:39pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Regarding Ottawa, that’s not in the trip plan for now.

Just thought I’d suggest it since using I-81 all the way north into Canada puts you relatively close to it and not that far out of the way if you’re heading east into Quebec from that point.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:24:00pm

re: #30 I Would Prefer Not To

Hacked or not?

Either someone got his password, a staffer at FOX is pissed at him, or he thinks he’s being funny. The bio is currently on his account.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:26:15pm

Sure dude, start with Wikipedia.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:36:58pm

Words…

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:37:45pm

re: #59 William Lewis

I dearly loved the 007 in the last Craig film.

That was a glorious movie.

Craig’s opener to Casino Royale was one of the best scenes in the franchise, and my most favorite Bond scene in any of the films.

Dryden: “Your file shows no kills, and it takes—”
Bond: “Two”
Dryden: “How did he die?”
Bond: “Your contact? Not well.”
Dryden: “Made you feel it, did he? You needn’t worry; the second is—”
(Bond shoots Dryden)
Bond: “Yes. Considerably.”

THAT IS BOND!

And I can’t forget Daniel Kleinman, who did the opening credits for three of the four Craig films. He is definitely the successor and heir to the great Maurice Binder. I can watch his opening credits all day regardless of the rest of the film!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:38:14pm

re: #29 Belafon

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:48:43pm

The opening scene from Casino Royale:

Youtube Video

And the glorious opening credits!

Youtube Video

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:53:03pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sure dude, start with Wikipedia.

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For reference, this idiot got shit-canned by his record label two days after attending the Trump rally on 1/6 and admitting as much when photos got published the very next day. The only “defense” he’s ever tried to make is that he only attended the rally and never took part in the insurrection itself. Yet he’s appeared on Faux several times as a victim of “cancellation.”

IOW, he’s the sort of client law firms dread and defense attorneys drool over facing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 10:58:40pm

re: #36 Belafon

“Bill and Ted got it all wrong! Beethoven would have never played on the synth!”

(5:56)

Youtube Video

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:03:54pm

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A very popular and famous track in the 1970’s!

One of the big TV production studios uses the first bar in their production credits. I wish I could remember whom, but if you watch enough daytime TV, you’ll hear it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:05:07pm

re: #66 Sherlock Hound

The opening scene from Casino Royale:

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Video

I’m stuck with the original satire movie “Casino Royale” from 1967. I haven’t seen the new movie.

Does the new movie have the plot from SMERSH of an atomic pill which kills all men over 4’6” and makes all women beautiful? /s

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:05:50pm

re: #39 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

More of the whiners:

I’ve already said what I think about the complainers (don’t be silly), but Tolkien got his fall of Numenor from a recurring dream of a great wave engulfing green fields and settled lands. (Of course he learned about Atlantis at some point, but that’s not really where the fall of Numenor came from.) Curiously, one of his sons also had that dream, which he only found out about after his books were published.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:14:20pm

re: #43 mmmirele

On the other hand, suing them into closure would send the message that Christians can’t simply violate whichever laws they want because they are Christians.

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Cheechako  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:17:23pm

RE the Ironman Alaska 2022 Competition, the last two runners are heading to the finish line. Boy, they gotta’ be whooped.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:19:11pm

re: #52 Captain Ron

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know… never could get into Mozart. Too many of his symphonies sound the same to me. It’s as if he gave himself a measure of latitude in musical ideas.

Now, he died young and maybe if he had lived another 3 decades he might have found more competition and experimented more.

Someone who I think would have loved electronic keyboards is Bach. His ability to be a composing machine would, I think, be highly stimulated by new ways to combine notes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:20:20pm

re: #73 Cheechako

RE the Ironman Alaska 2002 Competition, the last two runners are heading to the finish line. Boy, they gotta” be whooped.

Well, after 20 years I’d be whooped too.

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Cheechako  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:23:08pm

re: #75 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, after 20 years I’d be whooped too.

oops - fixed - thanx

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:28:23pm

re: #47 wrenchwench

Music fail. Never heard of it.
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Miserable failure on geography porn.
#Worldle #199 X/6 (88%)
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Scattershot method on Worlde.
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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:33:57pm

re: #74 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Switched On Bach?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:35:41pm

Franz Liszt today (5:08)

Youtube Video

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Captain Ron  Aug 7, 2022 • 11:51:50pm

The TV series Evil is pretty twisted so I save it till late at night when I am good and stoned. Time for Evil.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 12:32:33am

re: #60 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Just thought I’d suggest it since using I-81 all the way north into Canada puts you relatively close to it and not that far out of the way if you’re heading east into Quebec from that point.

We will cut east in New York to The Berkshires, north to Vermont, east to Maine, then into New Brunswick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 12:35:39am

re: #43 mmmirele

On the theft of “Hamilton,” Seth Andrews (former Evangelical broadcaster in Oklahoma, now The Thinking Atheist) at Aposticon at Omaha in 2014 (39:20)
Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 12:41:13am

The lava fountains are still going in Meradalir.

Just within the past hour or two, the boulder that was moved by the fountains, from North to South, all of a sudden decided to roll over a bit and head back North.

It’s like rearranging the furniture in your living room: you try a chair in a location for a day or two until you decide you liked it best the way it was, and move it back.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:12:14am

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

If the planets were the same distance as the Moon.

facebook.com

If Saturn were that close, the water would not be so still, tidal forces would be sloshing it about or ripping it clean away

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:18:56am

Conservatives getting upset about fantasy novel or comic book adaptations shows the extent to which they live in their own heads (which are much more nicely appointed than their parent’s basements)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:27:21am

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

To be fair, everyone absorbs ideas/concepts/beliefs from their environment.

Religions always vacuum up whatever is the winning beliefs of the day.

This also is the problem for any artists: coming up with something new is nearly impossible.

Everything is a re-run.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:34:03am

The boulder of which I have been writing is now standing up in the middle of a lava fountain, like some Kaiju, facing the slowly-being-built back wall:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:35:41am

re: #86 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

To be fair, everyone absorbs ideas/concepts/beliefs from their environment.

Religions always vacuum up whatever is the winning beliefs of the day.

This also is the problem for any artists: coming up with something new is nearly impossible.

Everything is a re-run.

Absorbing ideas or beliefs from around you is one thing. Intentionally appropriating everything from music to trademarks (and “Hamilton” as noted before) is something quite different. I’m not aware of Jews or Hindus or Muslims hijacking things like Coca-Cola’s trademark to make a religious statement in an industry which makes $3.4 billion a year.

As Seth Andrews noted toward the end of his talk, most corporations or even small businesses (because Christians will rip off anything) will not try to enforce their trademarks or copyrights because then Christians will paint them as “anti-God.”

Once you’re made aware of just how often Christianity rips off things either blatantly (such as Wilson Phillips) or illegally (like the Coca-Cola logo), then you see it everywhere around you. You can’t unsee what they’re doing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:39:35am

GOP lawmaker falsely claims ‘Most Americans’ are Christian nationalists (Hemant Mehta at OnlySky)

As it stands, though, the kind of people using the term [Christian Nationalism] as a badge of honor are precisely the kinds of people you shouldn’t want to associate with. It’s a blend of autocrats, conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, bigots, and science-deniers.

Unless other Christians are willing to take back the label [of Christianity], those are the people who will come to represent the religion to large swaths of the American public. Pastors should really ask themselves: Who should come to mind when people think about Christianity? Because right now, it sure as hell isn’t Jesus. He left the building a long time ago. The loudest voices under the Christian nationalist umbrella are also the least humane, least empathetic, least thoughtful people in the country… many of whom have outsized power.

That’s the problem here. We’re not talking about fringe figures who have a small group of followers. We’re talking about national leaders in elected office who, if they had their way, would destroy democracy and replace it with a form of theocracy that only pays lip service to the idea of religious freedom. People of all faiths and no faith should be united in opposition to Christian nationalism.

And yet white evangelicals and conservative Catholics will not distance themselves from people like Greene or Orbán. They overwhelmingly support them. It’s unfair, then, to pretend Christian nationalists are hijacking the faith. They represent a larger segment of a shrinking population.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:40:11am

re: #86 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

To be fair, everyone absorbs ideas/concepts/beliefs from their environment.

Religions always vacuum up whatever is the winning beliefs of the day…

But when somebody points out to modern Christians that they are, for example, co-opting a pagan Midwinter Festival, they throw a fit and call it the War on Christmas.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 1:41:58am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

GOP lawmaker falsely claims ‘Most Americans’ are Christian nationalists (Hemant Mehta at OnlySky)

Most Americans practice some form of Christianity

Most Americans are proud of their country and support its interests

That does not necessarily make them into “Christian Nationalists” like MTG

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:27:39am

It hasn’t grown much in 24 hours, so that’s good.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:29:42am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Conservatives getting upset about fantasy novel or comic book adaptations shows the extent to which they live in their own heads (which are much more nicely appointed than their parent’s basements)

What drives me nuts about these assholes is that they make it virtually impossible these days to criticize works without running the risk of being lumped in with “those assholes.” For example, as a Trek fan, I’ve seen way too many discussions about the issues with “NuTrek” that have devolved into the critics being universally accused of being “misogynists” or “bigots” because the more common whines from wingnuts are either about the number of prominent women in the series or the presence of racial/sexual/religious minorities.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:32:07am

re: #93 Targetpractice

What drives me nuts about these assholes is that they make it virtually impossible these days to criticize works without running the risk of being lumped in with “those assholes.” For example, as a Trek fan, I’ve seen way too many discussions about the issues with “NuTrek” that have devolved into the critics being universally accused of being “misogynists” or “bigots” because the more common whines from wingnuts are either about the number of prominent women in the series or the presence of racial/sexual/religious minorities.

My problem with Picard was that I found it boring and that it did not hold my interest throughout the season, in fact I gave up after episode 5 or 6.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:32:16am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Most Americans practice some form of Christianity

Most Americans are proud of their country and support its interests

That does not necessarily make them into “Christian Nationalists” like MTG

Christian Nationalism is Christian Reconstructionism with the serial number filed off. It is explicitly fascist.

Pushback has to come from Christians (they ain’t going to listen to people like me), and she seems to be getting it now:

Thousands of Christians criticize Greene’s call for Christian nationalism (Marcus Johnson at OnlySKy)

Almost 15,000 Christians have signed an online petition which harshly criticizes Greene’s efforts to promote Christian nationalism in government. The group that launched the petition, Faithful America, calls itself an online community of Christians working together for social justice.

The group released a statement alongside the petition. “Christian nationalism is unchristian and unpatriotic. It is defined not as a religion but as a political ideology that unconstitutionally and unbiblically merges Christian and American identities, declaring that democracy does not matter because only conservative Christians are true Americans,” the group said.

The statement went on to say that: “Christians reject Christian nationalism as a betrayal of our faith — one that inspired the bloody failed coup of January 6, tries to overturn elections, props up white supremacy, repeals equal rights, demonizes its opponents, and intentionally divides the nation.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:34:29am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

…cue “no true Scotsman/Christian” rebuttal in 5,4,3,2,1…

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:44:15am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My problem with Picard was that I found it boring and that it did not hold my interest throughout the season, in fact I gave up after episode 5 or 6.

Problem with Picard is that the first season was a slow burn leading to an underwhelming conclusion, which was followed by a second season where Sir Patrick uses Trek to tell us about how shit his childhood was and how he became a better man moving past the painful memories (aside from being a grumpy bastard for most of his adult life).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:47:01am

After a member of the Satanic Temple with children in the school challenging the Hays, Kansas School Board dress code for banning Satanism on clothing (likening it to a gang affiliation or criminal activity), the school board said they would take it up at the next school board meeting to revise the handbook. Sounded like a win for religious freedom.

Nope.

In a “school board retreat,” the board voted to keep the language.

The original language (kept) reads:

Items of apparel that are considered distracting, unsafe, offensive, revealing, or suggestive (direct or indirect reference to alcohol, drugs, sex, profanity, gang affiliation, Satanism, tobacco, etc.) should not be worn.

This does not appear in the high school book.

Board member Curt Vajnar read the definitions of satanism and evil from the dictionary and then said he could not support the handbooks with the words satanism removed from the prohibited items in the dress code.

“I know we are every child every day, but I think we are twisting that,” he said. “Every child means this district is going to provide the best opportunity for a good education that day.

“It doesn’t give them every right they want. If that was true, I want my kid to be the starting pitcher at the WAC tournament, and I want my other kid to be the starting quarterback at the first home football game.”

A board member noted that no school district has ever won this fight, and this exposes Hays to a religious discrimination lawsuit.

One board member used a dictionary to compare “Satan” and “evil” as fundamentally the same thing.

Others explicitly noted their religious beliefs in keeping the language.

The final vote was 5-2 to keep the language.

Hays school board votes to prohibit satanism in dress code (Hays Post, August 7, 2022)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:51:20am

re: #97 Targetpractice

Problem with Picard is that the first season was a slow burn leading to an underwhelming conclusion, which was followed by a second season where Sir Patrick uses Trek to tell us about how shit his childhood was and how he became a better man moving past the painful memories (aside from being a grumpy bastard for most of his adult life).

I suppose I will catch up with it at some point our of sheer boredom. I was only into it to see more of Jeri Ryan, but her part was too small.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:52:42am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

School dress codes forbidding text or images on clothing could prevent that in a neutral manner.

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TarHellion  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:56:03am

Wordle 415 3/6

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Pleased to turn a first-guess blanking into a 3/6. Have a great day/evening everyone!

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 2:59:56am
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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:00:52am

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

I suppose I will catch up with it at some point our of sheer boredom. I was only into it to see more of Jeri Ryan, but her part was too small.

She gets a bit more play in the first season and a bigger part in the second, but overall I feel like there needs to be something they’re working towards in season three to justify having her there in the first place.

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:04:50am

From Daily Kos, food for thought.

Even delivering four HIMARS systems, as we’ve previously emphasized, is an enormous challenge. But keeping them fed with the rockets that make them a weapon, rather than just expensive green-painted targets? A single C-5 cargo plane can carry 140 tons of cargo, which maps out to less than half a day of ammunition for a single HIMARS launcher. Taken alone, that’s nearly 300 tons per day that has to be trucked from Ukrainian supply stations to each and every HIMARS vehicle backing up frontline troops. That’s just one weapon system. From howitzers to tanks to rifles, every weapon needs the same supply.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:11:03am

re: #103 Targetpractice

She gets a bit more play in the first season and a bigger part in the second, but overall I feel like there needs to be something they’re working towards in season three to justify having her there in the first place.

Her own presence is justification enough for me, they could have based the series on her and I probably would have found it more interesting.

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Captain Ron  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:15:38am

re: #104 Captain Ron

I would think they probably use less than 1/3 that rate. You don’t want to spend $150,000 a shot unless you have a high level target.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:35:56am

re: #63 Hecuba’s daughter

Words…

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:41:49am

Brain stuck in a holding pattern this AM. Doesn’t help that I will, apparently, have to disconnect from LGF (and everything else) to connect to work this morning.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 8, 2022 • 3:49:36am

re: #83 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Volcanic feng shui.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:09:11am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

School dress codes forbidding text or images on clothing could prevent that in a neutral manner.

Then the howling of Christian persecution begins.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:28:36am

Sun’s coming up soon, time for bed. Catch y’all later.

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William Lewis  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:31:44am

Perhaps the first Korean war movie in decades?

Youtube Video

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jeffreyw  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:32:16am

Homer is lulled by the humming, the white noise helps with his naps.

Good morning!

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Dr. Matt  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:50:18am

Oh FFS

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 8, 2022 • 4:52:49am

re: #114 Dr. Matt

Oh FFS

Yes, we should take the word of a lying sac-of-orange-shit. He lies about everything, what makes this any different?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:00:41am

Perfect quote from last nite.

“You can’t fix thousands of years of broken DNA with a Hard Drive” - The Man in Black.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:10:32am

Last comment, a post from Twitter (video, 2:25)

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:11:00am

re: #66 Sherlock Hound

Seriously miss Chris Cornell… his voice could wail like no one else…

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:11:51am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:12:22am
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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:19:44am

re: #104 Captain Ron

War is a series of logistical issues and the side that handles them better is more likely to prevail. Right now, Ukraine is handling the logistics far better than Russia is. Russia’s supposedly got more material they can move in to the region, but they can’t get it there (not counting fact that the gear they’re trying to move into the region is ancient and outdated and incapable of handling a modern battlefield). They are using outdated logistics methods, and it shows.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:19:55am

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:21:39am

Bernie Down the House!

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:29:00am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:51:13am
New York Times: “Ms. Kleefisch’s predicament illustrates how Mr. Trump’s supporters have turned fury over his 2020 election loss and the misguided belief that its results can be nullified into central campaign issues in the Republican primary for governor in Wisconsin

not a ‘belief’
a lie.
fed to them by TFG and his complicit media

none of these bozos they interviewed would ever have thought of such an idiotic idea on their own because
- it is not a thing
- it does not exist

the are not merely ‘misguided’ or ‘wrong’.
they have been manipulated.
and they go willingly.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:52:00am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 5:58:23am

a lot goes on out of sight we dont find out about till later, if at all

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:00:55am

re: #126 lawhawk

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The New Yorker runs an excerpt of The Divider by Susan Glasser and Peter Baker which includes the resignation letter, never sent, that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley drafted in June 2020.

But then he changed his mind, telling his staff: “Fuck that shit. I’ll just fight him.’

“The challenge, as he saw it, was to stop Trump from doing any more damage, while also acting in a way that was consistent with his obligation to carry out the orders of his Commander-in-Chief. Yet the Constitution offered no practical guide for a general faced with a rogue President.”

Said Milley: “If they want to court-martial me, or put me in prison, have at it. But I will fight from the inside.

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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:04:11am

re: #19 Belafon

The ACA isn’t perfect. But we’re finally getting some tweaks to healthcare to go along with it. People are going to have to vote if they want more.

without aca, i could not possibly have managed health insurance the last 5 years or so. my premium is technically something like 800 bucks a month. i couldn’t afford that if i were pulling in 36k a year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:05:20am

re: #126 lawhawk

So, Trump wished US generals were like the Nazis in WWII - who lost the war for Germany.

Which part of being like the Nazi generals did Trump like? The part where the Nazis didn’t care about human rights or engaged in genocide?

How about the ones who tried to blow him up in 1944?

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:07:07am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yeah, that was my next tweet…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:09:56am

re: #131 lawhawk

Trump understands what the Germans call Kadavergehorsam: unquestioning loyalty unto death

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:13:28am

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

Trump understands what the Germans call Kadavergehorsam: unquestioning loyalty unto death

Unquestioning loyalty *to him* unto death. He doesn’t care about the oath of office, or the oaths any of those in US govt service take to the Constitution and the rule of law.

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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:16:00am

re: #50 William Lewis

Actually, I can see Mozart being a heavy metal guitarist.

Now, Bach? He’d grab the synth as a way to make even more of his liturgical pieces just as he watched the new invention in his lifetime of the piano.

beethoven went as heavy metal as his time would allow with the hammer klavier. it was a solid wall of sound for the time. of course, beethoven went deaf at least partly from standing in front of the equivalent of the Who’s stack many nights with various orchestras.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:16:04am

re: #133 lawhawk

Unquestioning loyalty *to him* unto death. He doesn’t care about the oath of office, or the oaths any of those in US govt service take to the Constitution and the rule of law.

I am sure he was annoyed that he could not make them all sign NDA’s.

The GOP is pushing to reclassify government service jobs so Trump can come in and fire everyone who does not profess loyalty if he wins again. Which is something we still cannot dismiss as a probability at this point

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:18:01am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We’re seeing state-level GOPers doing the same - see DeSantis in Florida.

They’re out to destroy merit service, and instead reinstitute spoils system where fealty and loyalty to the party overrides everything, including competency.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:21:01am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

School dress codes forbidding text or images on clothing could prevent that in a neutral manner.

But that would ban putting Jesus images or Bible quotes on little Johnny’s school clothes!
//

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:25:52am

Meh

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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:26:02am

re: #71 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

I’ve already said what I think about the complainers (don’t be silly), but Tolkien got his fall of Numenor from a recurring dream of a great wave engulfing green fields and settled lands. (Of course he learned about Atlantis at some point, but that’s not really where the fall of Numenor came from.) Curiously, one of his sons also had that dream, which he only found out about after his books were published.

Tolkien was also at the Somme or Flanders (can’t remember which), so probably had lots and lots of dreams of land and people being swallowed by water.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:30:12am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am sure he was annoyed that he could not make them all sign NDA’s.

The GOP is pushing to reclassify government service jobs so Trump can come in and fire everyone who does not profess loyalty if he wins again. Which is something we still cannot dismiss as a probability at this point

Of course. The patronage system was a great asset to newly elected officials since you could hand out jobs all over the federal government to cronies and to return or gather favors.*

The massive corruption and incompetence that came with it is one reason all the regulations, requirements, etc. of the Civil Service came into being. Imagine turning over at least 50% of all the Federal jobs with little or no transition every time the party of the POTUS changed. And if that was chaotic with the smaller government size of the 19th century imagine what it would do now.

* - A downside, which Lincoln commented about, is that the President gets besieged by visitors wanting to ask for jobs. And in 1881 a delusional (and turned away) office seeker shot President James Garfield.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:31:52am

re: #139 steve_davis

Tolkien was also at the Somme or Flanders (can’t remember which), so probably had lots and lots of dreams of land and people being swallowed by water.

The Somme, yes, and that was his inspiration for Mordor and the fields of the dead before the Black Gate.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:32:29am

re: #139 steve_davis

Tolkien was also at the Somme or Flanders (can’t remember which), so probably had lots and lots of dreams of land and people being swallowed by water.

The Somme in 1916 according to Wikipedia. And he also caught Trench Fever there.

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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:33:23am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My problem with Picard was that I found it boring and that it did not hold my interest throughout the season, in fact I gave up after episode 5 or 6.

agreed. i also got tired of Stranger Things after two seasons. When hoozie-whatsie managed to seal off the underworld, that could have been a nice end to the series.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:36:17am
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:37:10am

It should be “The Dark Brandon”:

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sagehen  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:37:40am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:38:16am

re: #141 Dopamine Fish

The Somme, yes, and that was his inspiration for Mordor and the fields of the dead before the Black Gate.

Middle Earth when Morgoth and Sauron were active was not really a fun or safe place since you essentially had few or any places where one could not suddenly be caught up in a huge war of annihilation between warring higher powers/nations.

Which more than once cumulated in world-modifying events that would dwarf many natural disasters of this planet as lands were drowned.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:39:33am

re: #137 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

But that would ban putting Jesus images or Bible quotes on little Johnny’s school clothes!
//

Is it worth the price to keep students from wearing Koran quotes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:40:29am

re: #140 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

* - A downside, which Lincoln commented about, is that the President gets besieged by visitors wanting to ask for jobs.

“There aren’t enough tits on the hog” was his famous quote.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:43:15am

It was probably noted at the time

Remember when trump was talking about toilets and 10 flushes…
It was personal experience

Axios has photos of documents thrown into toilets by Donald Trump, as first reported by Maggie Haberman in her forthcoming book, Confidence Man.

Said Haberman: “That Mr. Trump was discarding documents this way was not widely known within the West Wing, but some aides were aware of the habit, which he engaged in repeatedly.”

She added: “It was an extension of Trump’s term-long habit of ripping up documents that were supposed to be preserved under the Presidential Records Act.”

And I wonder what was in those 15 boxes.
And whether it was *all* still in there when they were recovered at maragrifto

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:44:26am

re: #120 Dangerman

Not a single upvote?
I am depressed.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:44:45am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is it worth the price to keep students from wearing Koran quotes?

Which should be the approach the Satanic Church could take. Though I expect pictures of the Buddha and quotes from those scriptures would be more readily identified as coming from (gasp) another religion. (In part since really cool Buddhist sculptures and cultural stuff is out there to potentially use.)

And wearing pictures of Mohammed might stir up a totally different sort of crazy.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:46:04am

re: #129 steve_davis

without aca, i could not possibly have managed health insurance the last 5 years or so. my premium is technically something like 800 bucks a month. i couldn’t afford that if i were pulling in 36k a year.

Ditto

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:47:41am

re: #133 lawhawk

Unquestioning loyalty *to him* unto death. He doesn’t care about the oath of office, or the oaths any of those in US govt service take to the Constitution and the rule of law.

l’etat c’est moi?

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:48:05am

It’s all about abortion (with some insulin prices on the side):

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:49:48am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:50:46am

re: #142 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The Somme in 1916 according to Wikipedia. And he also caught Trench Fever there.

Isn’t that on Music from Big Pink?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:53:41am

State news:

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:55:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:57:33am

re: #159 Belafon

Tom Nichols is a rare conservative who can admit he was wrong (and funny about it in that tweet).

In local agricultural news, the sorghum crop isn’t doing well:

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:57:54am

Current mood of watching Trump lemmings regurgitating his crap:

Youtube Video

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carey94tt  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:58:23am

I went to my neighboorhood lual at the lake and ended up in a discussion with two young men (28?) that turned political. I learned some interesting things.

First, people who support Trump don’t give a rats ass about the constitution. Truely scary.

The ONE thing they didn’t like about Trump was his Zionism. They were good with everything else. They also claimed they were not Fox news “idiots”.

I am truely scared for this country.

I ended up talking to them for at least an hour and parted of very good terms. Maybe I had some influence.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:59:27am

re: #159 Belafon

I’m so confused by this new reality of friends and foes. My brain hurts.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 6:59:33am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:01:38am

re: #162 carey94tt

I went to my neighboorhood lual at the lake and ended up in a discussion with two young men (28?) that turned political. I learned some interesting things.

First, people who support Trump don’t give a rats ass about the constitution. Truely scary.

The ONE thing they didn’t like about Trump was his Zionism. They were good with everything else. They also claimed they were not Fox news “idiots”.

I am truely scared for this country.

I ended up talking to them for at least an hour and parted of very good terms. Maybe I had some influence.

How many times did your mouth hit the floor based on what they said? I’m not sure I could hide the incredulity well.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:02:53am

from Markos:

This AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile, reported by Russian sources, is of American origin, yet was curiously never announced by the Pentagon in any of its aid packages. Anti-radar missiles are exactly what they sound like—missiles that hone in on radar signatures, usually employed by air defense batteries scouring the skies for enemy aircraft.

These are quarter-million dollar missiles, incredibly valuable in establishing air superiority. Their appearance was particularly surprising because they are designed to be launched from NATO-standard aircraft. They simply aren’t compatible with the targeting systems in Ukraine’s Soviet-era aircraft. So it’s a mystery how they were launched.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:05:44am

Some Tolkien thoughts: I thought his biggest influence by far (for LOTR) was Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen which Wagner himself adapted from Nibelungenlied.

I was disappointed that Tolkien chose not to include Valkyies in Middle Earth.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:06:43am

Local troubles: Days in the nineties and low hundreds means my house radiates heat into the house into the morning.

There is no wind, so even though it’s 59°F outside right now, I really can’t move that air into the house.

On the other hand, running the air conditioner at 68°F for an hour or so in the very early morning helps trap cooler air through the day.

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Ming5000  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:09:30am

Dark Brandon meme is catching on.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:14:50am

re: #166 Belafon

I am not a military genius, but I can think of two possibilities:

Soviet-bloc countries which later joined NATO still used Soviet-era aircraft. Since NATO prefers interoperability, it is possible nations like Poland or Czechia retrofitted aircraft to launch HARMs.

Less-likely: Someone developed a secret ground-launcher for HARMs.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:14:53am

Got my usual par 4 on the word but 2 for the phood.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:19:07am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:20:24am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:22:02am

re: #128 Dangerman

trump is a bigot and a racist for sure
and he is not very bright or well educated

i sometimes wonder if his ‘fascination’ with nazi germany is not so much identifying with the ideology as being in thrall of the discipline and loyalty shown to those in power.

i think more than anything else he wants to be unquestioningly obeyed.

to the lazy, uneducated ‘thinker’, hitler et al are the only example. recent, obvious and most convenient.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:22:30am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I am not a military genius, but I can think of two possibilities:

Soviet-bloc countries which later joined NATO still used Soviet-era aircraft. Since NATO prefers interoperability, it is possible nations like Poland or Czechia retrofitted aircraft to launch HARMs.

Less-likely: Someone developed a secret ground-launcher for HARMs.

From the diary:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:23:00am

re: #171 The Pie Overlord!

Got my usual par 4 on the word but 2 for the phood.

I suck at Phoodle
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:27:25am

re: #143 steve_davis

agreed. i also got tired of Stranger Things after two seasons. When hoozie-whatsie managed to seal off the underworld, that could have been a nice end to the series.

Ditto here, watched the first two seasons with my teenage kids, but season 3 was just too teenage for me

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William Lewis  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:30:07am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I am not a military genius, but I can think of two possibilities:

Soviet-bloc countries which later joined NATO still used Soviet-era aircraft. Since NATO prefers interoperability, it is possible nations like Poland or Czechia retrofitted aircraft to launch HARMs.

Less-likely: Someone developed a secret ground-launcher for HARMs.

Easier to retrofit a drone to carry them, I’d think.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:30:18am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ditto here, watched the first two seasons with my teenage kids, but season 3 was just too teenage for me

Then you’re missing out on the metaphor about 80’s people accusing Dungeons and Dragons being satanic being about 80’s people accusing Dungeons and Dragons being satanic.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:30:44am

re: #113 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:32:38am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I am not a military genius, but I can think of two possibilities:

Soviet-bloc countries which later joined NATO still used Soviet-era aircraft. Since NATO prefers interoperability, it is possible nations like Poland or Czechia retrofitted aircraft to launch HARMs.

Less-likely: Someone developed a secret ground-launcher for HARMs.

The Israelis had a ground launcher for the AGM-78 Standard ARM (which was the predecessor to the AGM-88). Given how long the AGM-88 has been around (entered full production in 1983) there has been a lot of time for various nations to develop adaptations or variations for it. Though I agree that a ground-launcher version is probably something that would have been noted.

Also curious whether the Russian equivalents are independent developments or more direct knock-offs and thus their equipment more adaptable to using a AGM-88 than one would think.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:33:51am

re: #174 Dangerman

trump is a bigot and a racist for sure
and he is not very bright or well educated

i sometimes wonder if his ‘fascination’ with nazi germany is not so much identifying with the ideology as being in thrall of the discipline and loyalty shown to those in power.

i think more than anything else he wants to be unquestioningly obeyed.

to the lazy, uneducated ‘thinker’, hitler et al are the only example. recent, obvious and most convenient.

Trump wants to have and be the center of attention of innumerable Nuremburg rallies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:34:17am

re: #167 The Pie Overlord!

Some Tolkien thoughts: I thought his biggest influence by far (for LOTR) was Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen which Wagner himself adapted from Nibelungenlied.

I was disappointed that Tolkien chose not to include Valkyies in Middle Earth.

Nordic Myth looms big, and that is kinda the point with these asshole whiners: it has been very much co-opted by the White and Aryan supremacists out there who don’t like to see it “tainted” by cultural miscegenation.

Meanwhile, I remember being struck when passing the islet of Strombolicchio of how the twisted magma shapes look like the landscape of Mordor, and the winding steps leading up to the lighthouse were like the Dark Tower and guess what?

Turns out Tolkien also visited there and the constantly-erupting volcano on Stromboli did indeed serve as Tolkien’s inspiration for Mount Doom.

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steve_davis  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:35:41am

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Local troubles: Days in the nineties and low hundreds means my house radiates heat into the house into the morning.

There is no wind, so even though it’s 59°F outside right now, I really can’t move that air into the house.

On the other hand, running the air conditioner at 68°F for an hour or so in the very early morning helps trap cooler air through the day.

open a door on one end and a window on the other. have a fan at one or the other blowing air out. it isn’t perfect, but here, I can typically kick a degree or two of hot air out of the apartment doing this. granted, I have a glorious “shotgun” apartment with doors on opposite ends, so just opening both of them creates flow for me.

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Ming5000  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:38:50am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:38:53am

re: #184 steve_davis

open a door on one end and a window on the other. have a fan at one or the other blowing air out. it isn’t perfect, but here, I can typically kick a degree or two of hot air out of the apartment doing this. granted, I have a glorious “shotgun” apartment with doors on opposite ends, so just opening both of them creates flow for me.

“And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack”

h/t Talking Heads

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:40:23am

re: #184 steve_davis

open a door on one end and a window on the other. have a fan at one or the other blowing air out. it isn’t perfect, but here, I can typically kick a degree or two of hot air out of the apartment doing this. granted, I have a glorious “shotgun” apartment with doors on opposite ends, so just opening both of them creates flow for me.

I have the same here, and live in an old farmhouse with 14”-thick walls. But I fear that they are going to be heated through by the end of next week when temps get back up to the upper 90’s (this week we only have upper 80’s)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:40:53am

re: #183 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nordic Myth looms big, and that is kinda the point with these asshole whiners: it has been very much co-opted by the White and Aryan supremacists out there who don’t like to see it “tainted” by cultural miscegenation.

Meanwhile, I remember being struck when passing the islet of Strombolicino of how the twisted magma shapes look like the landscape of Mordor, and the winding steps leading up to the lighthouse were like the Dark Tower and guess what?

Turns out Tolkien also visited there and the constantly-erupting volcano on Stromboli did indeed serve as Tolkien’s inspiration for Mount Doom.

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Lava Flow near Bend, OR

Lava flows have that sort of look by default.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:41:25am
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Ming5000  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:41:36am

If Die Hard were more realistic.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:44:05am

re: #178 William Lewis

Easier to retrofit a drone to carry them, I’d think.

AGM-88 is not a lightweight weapon (about 800 pounds), and requires specific radars. Don’t think that they can operate from the drones in theater. More likely due to a retrofit NATO airframe that was transferred to Ukraine than a drone. That’s unlike say a hellfire missile, which weighs about 100 pounds.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:44:56am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ditto here, watched the first two seasons with my teenage kids, but season 3 was just too teenage for me

I’d like to see “Stranger Things” to see what it’s about but it is not available to me. I guess we’re stuck with “Letterkenny.”

(1:32)

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:49:21am

Big news out of Michigan.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:58:04am

re: #191 lawhawk

AGM-88 is not a lightweight weapon (about 800 pounds), and requires specific radars. Don’t think that they can operate from the drones in theater. More likely due to a retrofit NATO airframe that was transferred to Ukraine than a drone. That’s unlike say a hellfire missile, which weighs about 100 pounds.

The important thing is that, at $250K a pop, they’re giving Ukraine the skies back.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 7:59:09am

re: #193 No Malarkey!

Big news out of Michigan.

Dar Leaf is a first-class wingnut.

Amongst other things, he publicly defended the accused in the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:03:25am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:04:46am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:08:30am

Whelp, it’s worldwide news now from Michigan.

Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show (Reuters)

Aug 7 (Reuters) - The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump’s false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records.

The analysis shows that people working with Matthew DePerno - the Trump-endorsed nominee for the state’s top law-enforcement post - examined a vote tabulator from Richfield Township, a conservative stronghold of 3,600 people in northern Michigan’s Roscommon County.

(more)

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:09:06am

re: #167 The Pie Overlord!

Some Tolkien thoughts: I thought his biggest influence by far (for LOTR) was Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen which Wagner himself adapted from Nibelungenlied.

I was disappointed that Tolkien chose not to include Valkyies in Middle Earth.

No, both Wagner and Tolkien drew on the same mythos. “Both rings were round and there the similarities end,” as Tolkien said, more or less. And Tolkien wouldn’t have included the handmaidens of a pagan god (one among many) in his work.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:12:06am

re: #166 Belafon

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Our military may be please to see its toys being tested in a serious conflict involving a supposed major opposition power. We would be loathe to engage in direct conflict with Russia since such a war would likely lead to world destruction; this current fight is a real test of our strategies and equipment.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:12:57am

Media outlets can’t grasp that Schumer has delivered. Biden has delivered. And they’ve done it despite all the obstacles, all the GOP obstruction, and done so in a huge way.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:25:59am

re: #185 Ming5000

And Biden is accomplishing this without the legislative margins that benefited FDR and LBJ. I wonder what he could have done if he had been elected president in 2008. Based on achievements to date (assuming the Inflation Reduction Act passes the House), he will rank as the most consequential president since LBJ.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:27:12am

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

And Biden is accomplishing this without the legislative margins that benefited FDR and LBJ. I wonder what he could have done if he had been elected president in 2008. Based on achievements to date (assuming the Inflation Reduction Act passes the House), he will rank as the most consequential president since LBJ.

The only part of being president that Biden truly struggles with is the campaign part.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:28:31am

At the same time, 2022 Biden doesn’t exist without being VP Biden.

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Jay C  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:36:46am

re: #201 lawhawk

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Media outlets can’t grasp that Schumer has delivered. Biden has delivered. And they’ve done it despite all the obstacles, all the GOP obstruction, and done so in a huge way.

NOR: that the legislation which has passed has been generally popular with the electorate at large. But you are right: our “Mainstream” media* still seems intractably wedded to the stock Beltway Narrative: Dems-in-Disarray/Bothsidesbothsides/Biden’s poor polling/red-wave-in-midterms/Only-GOP-cares-about-Real-American-concerns, etc. etc.

And yeah, Chuck Schumer gets regularly underrated: he doesn’t come across like an LBJ - or even the “combative” Harry Reid; still less the “iron-fisted Senate dictator” Mitch McConnell was routinely lauded for in his tenure as Majority Leader, but (IMO, due to his being more of - in the classic phrase - a Senate “work horse” vs. a “show horse”), he’s gotten a damn good job done.

*RW media, of course, is utter hopeless.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:38:53am

Travis McMichael - LIFE (federal)

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ericblair  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:39:18am

No spoilers, for those streaming it later.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:40:15am

re: #205 Jay C

And I’ve been critical of Schumer too, but he got it to done over the past few weeks, including outmaneuvering McConnell in all the ways that matter.

He worked within process and just got it done.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:41:38am

re: #138 HRH Stanley Sea

Meh

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The letter you got first, I got last. Same end result. With a nice whiff on top.

97Tk/rGqd/RdqOmW12lI7hPw5/xmTzR3uE/iYkAuU9GcYdy/sHr/vcDfFkTGE1pZ2E9cCCkKvceaqaFNzV75g7CjqwY7IzjvPICsgFikTRJhGwtd90nrpRVWaEMmedKkAa4kG7UekLOz+Q3Dnc1Yefga1kvo9JASLv4XdVwbbeQimJNDjtRgnN6WTMXVoL40

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No Malarkey!  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:43:04am

“Russia Hoax”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:44:19am

re: #209 wrenchwench

You had four letters out of position? I don’t think I’ve done that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:44:53am
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:47:41am

re: #207 ericblair

No spoilers, for those streaming it later.

I’ll have to send that to my son. He’s a grad student at University of Kentucky, working on a PhD in stem education (his research proposal required no rewrites, which even the teachers at the school were celebrating). Two years ago, he took on teaching Excel to students in the business department to earn some extra money, and then he taught it last summer, and now they’ve made it a regular class and he’s going to be the lead instructor on it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:48:26am

Three-tweet thread. I really need to get to bed.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:50:51am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I was born in late 1969, and my brother was born in early 1972. Between those two times, my mom had two miscarriages, but they didn’t happen immediately. My dad was telling me that mom hadn’t realized that the reason the doctors forced her to carry them until they completed was that abortion was still illegal during that time period.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:51:54am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:52:48am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:53:20am

re: #204 Belafon

At the same time, 2022 Biden doesn’t exist without being VP Biden.

Hard to know what McConnell would have been if he didn’t have a black man as his antagonist — someone whose very existence let the racism that had become an essential part of the GOP explode into an existential threat to our democracy and our future.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 8:55:33am

re: #216 Crush White Nationalism

The climate changes that is drowning people in East Kentucky, preventing farmers from harvesting two crops of corn during the summer in Iowa, drying up the lakes in Nevada and Arizona, and causing fires all over the world.

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:00:03am

Earlier this year, Yellowstone was hit by monumental flooding, washing out roads and causing millions in damage. It shuttered the park and left people stranded, cutting off parts of the park from all access.

Over the weekend, 1000 year floods hit Death Valley, washing out roads and stranding more than 1000 people around the park. Dozens of vehicles were washed away and the park remains closed due to hazardous conditions, washouts, and infrastructure damage.

But yeah, what climate change…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:00:16am

Looks like TFG was trying out new hair at the rally is Wisconsin on Friday

But went back to his standard for CPAC in Dallas on Saturday

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:06:54am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

No amount of lipstick will fix that…

I don’t care if he’s bald or it’s a bad toupee or plugs or whatever.

He’s a fucking criminal lunatic with far too much power and he’s running a cult.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:07:03am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Whelp, it’s worldwide news now from Michigan.

Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show (Reuters)

(more)

“gained unauthorized access”

why not do it lawfully? //

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:08:13am

re: #219 Belafon

The climate changes that is drowning people in East Kentucky, preventing farmers from harvesting two crops of corn during the summer in Iowa, drying up the lakes in Nevada and Arizona, and causing fires all over the world.

The most stupid among us will dig their heels in deeper as climate change denial loses support.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:08:14am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You had four letters out of position? I don’t think I’ve done that.

I’ve seen 5 letters out of position. I think it was posted here. That’s my new goal.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:10:30am

re: #201 lawhawk

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Media outlets can’t grasp that Schumer has delivered. Biden has delivered. And they’ve done it despite all the obstacles, all the GOP obstruction, and done so in a huge way.

it’s more

they didnt just snap their fingers and decide do all this in the last week or so

they’ve been working on all this stuff for months. more actually.
doing the hard work.
the slog.
the herding of cats into factions.
then the factions into a bloc.
quietly.
and apparently, competently.

without the need to tweet every five minutes how great they are

what happened this week is just the end game / what the rest of us get to see

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Jay C  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:10:47am

re: #219 Belafon

The climate changes that is drowning people in East Kentucky, preventing farmers from harvesting two crops of corn during the summer in Iowa, drying up the lakes in Nevada and Arizona, and causing fires all over the world.

Yeah, maybe: but the real existential threat to the nation is that “a dude in a skirt” might be able to compete in womens’ sports, so we HAVE to elect more and more Republicans to save our country…. ///

Sarc tags added, of course: but this (and stuff like it) is very very likely to be pretty much the main GOP campaign theme for the 2022 midterms and the 2024 General: I think it was Nikki Haley, in some speech a week or so ago, who gave the game away: she remarked that the Republicans were probably going to be basing their future campaigns on “culture war” issues (i.e. frantically stoking prejudices): IMO, pretty much an admission that they have nothing else to offer - I mean, who cares about stuff like legislation or laws when Democrats are planning to force school districts to have a drag queen in every classroom …..??

Problem is, this shit DOES garner votes.

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:11:35am

re: #215 Belafon

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I was born in late 1969, and my brother was born in early 1972. Between those two times, my mom had two miscarriages, but they didn’t happen immediately. My dad was telling me that mom hadn’t realized that the reason the doctors forced her to carry them until they completed was that abortion was still illegal during that time period.

They didn’t tell my mom that each of her 7 caesareans was major surgery. Seven times, they didn’t tell her. Her sister told her when she found out. Women were not ‘people’ entitled to their own medical information until 1973.

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:14:29am

re: #225 wrenchwench

I’ve seen 5 letters out of position. I think it was posted here. That’s my new goal.

mrsdm plays antiwordle.com

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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:22:34am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:23:06am
The Maryland resident, 65, is considered a danger to himself and others and will remain under the health department’s care until the court believes he no longer poses a threat, the site said, citing the commitment order. The type of disorder was not reported.

Representatives for Deezen and the Department of Health did not immediately respond Monday to The Times’ requests for comment.

The prolific voice actor, who held notable roles in the cartoons “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “Kim Possible,” was arrested in April and accused of trespassing at a privately owned nursing home in Allegany County, Md. Police said Deezen left items and notes at the residence. He had also previously been charged with breaking into the vehicles of his neighbors.

‘Grease’ actor Eddie Deezen found incompetent to stand trial (LA Times via MSN)

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:24:32am
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lawhawk  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:25:10am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:26:14am
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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:26:53am

re: #231 Crush White Nationalism

‘Grease’ actor Eddie Deezen found incompetent to stand trial (LA Times via MSN)

The voice of Mandark, and it looks like the character was drawn based on him.

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Teukka  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:27:20am

So, AITA question: If A invades B and from the get-go is in systematic ordered breaches of IHL, Am I the Asshole for thinking that expecting B to meet Gold Standard IHL compliance is tantamount to siding with A?

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wrenchwench  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:32:44am

re: #229 Dangerman

mrsdm plays antiwordle.com

I just played my first, and possibly last, antiwordle. Trying NOT to is too hard. and (this is probably the kicker) if a letter is ‘locked in’, just put it up there! Don’t make me type it!

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:33:24am

re: #232 Dangerman

because the Rs have a recruiting problem

bloomberg

It has been clear for some time that Republicans might ruin their own chances by picking terrible candidates. But recent primaries in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio and other states show how willing GOP voters are to select extremely risky candidates.”

“Candidates with electoral experience tend to perform better than those without it. (Nate Silver examines just how inexperienced the candidates Republicans have chosen recently are.)”

“But political inexperience isn’t the Republican candidates’ only problem. Two of Trump’s big primary success stories, former football star Herschel Walker in Georgia and TV doctor Memhet Oz in Pennsylvania, are celebrities. That can be useful! But both have been duds, or worse, on the campaign trail…”

“In other states, it’s less about candidates’ competence and more about extreme policy positions. Blake Masters in Arizona and J.D. Vance in Ohio are Senate nominees backed by billionaire Peter Thiel, who presumably supported them because of libertarian positions that translate poorly to the campaign trail.”

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:34:49am

re: #236 Teukka

So, AITA question: If A invades B and from the get-go is in systematic ordered breaches of IHL, Am I the Asshole for thinking that expecting B to meet Gold Standard IHL compliance is tantamount to siding with A?

The difference between Russian abuses and Ukranian violations is roughly the equivalent between Trump’s abuses and Clinton’s emails server. There’s a scale, and the reporting on both issues have made the latter look far worse than they are, especially compared to the former. It just seems that, in both cases, they were just trying to find something to make it seem they are being “balanced.”

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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:35:14am

re: #238 Dangerman

and

Trump’s Influence in Gubernatorial Races Could Be Fatal (electoral-vote.com today)

So if everything breaks right for the Democrats, Trump’s influence could cost the Republicans four winnable Senate seats and four winnable governorships. It would be quite an achievement.

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:35:24am

re: #236 Teukka

The Amnesty International people applying that standard have left out all the context of who invaded who, which seems like an asshole move.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:36:42am

Jones can’t even get a break from a channel that broadcasts baseless conspiracy theories just like he does.

Fox News host Trey Gowdy tore into Infowars host Alex Jones over the weekend, describing the far-right conspiracy theorist as “abhorrent” for telling “lies for money” and waging “war” on the truth.

Last week, a Texas jury ruled that Jones must pay a combined $49 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the parents of a child that was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Jones had repeatedly claimed to his listeners that the massacre, which left 20 schoolchildren and six teachers dead, was a “giant hoax” by the government and that the grieving parents were mere “actors.”

Gowdy was a Republican congressman when the massacre occurred, and he devoted a significant portion of his Sunday night Fox News show to criticizing Jones’ willingness to peddle baseless conspiracies for profit.

Fox News [Trey Gowdy, who still has a terrible hairstyle] Host Blasts ‘Abhorrent’ Alex Jones: ‘He Was the False Flag’ (The Daily Beast)

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:42:13am
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Dangerman  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:45:05am

you could add anti-semite / bigot after that weekend tweet

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:48:29am

re: #225 wrenchwench

I’ve seen 5 letters out of position. I think it was posted here. That’s my new goal.

I’ve had four and five out of position. It happens when you use words made up only if high-frequency letters.

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Belafon  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:52:26am

re: #244 Dangerman

you could add anti-semite / bigot after that weekend tweet

He’s far enough below 50 that it could cause problems for him.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:53:51am

re: #243 jaunte

That is an amazing and terrifying letter. If he had sent it, would it have made any difference? Would someone more in tune with Trump’s philosophy been appointed and worked with Trump to overthrow our democracy?

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 8, 2022 • 9:57:23am

re: #236 Teukka

So, AITA question: If A invades B and from the get-go is in systematic ordered breaches of IHL, Am I the Asshole for thinking that expecting B to meet Gold Standard IHL compliance is tantamount to siding with A?

This is an interesting question, which goes to the idea of bothsiding in general. When faced with a conflict between two sides, one of which is manifestly in the wrong and objectively more evil than the other, how vigilant should we be when looking for wrongdoing in the other side? How much should we call out Democrats for doing the wrong thing when Republicans do worse ten times before breakfast?

The problem is that of a malicious media, which is no different than a malicious gossip circle on a smaller scale or enemy propaganda on a larger scale. Bothsiding isn’t just noting that there is a violation on both sides - bothsiding is the practice of eliding the story to make both violations seem equivalent. It’s blowing up email server management to try to make it look exactly the same as endless corruption and crimes. To continue the analogy, CNN and the NYT will bothside, while FOX simply ignores any pretense of trying to bothside and conducts straight up enemy propaganda. Both practices are malicious and distortions of reality, though, and the difference is largely semantic.

So should we then hide any wrongdoing so as to not give aid and comfort to the enemy, knowing that a malicious media will distort any sliver in an attempt to bothside? That’s the argument often made, and I don’t know the answer to that. It seems to be a very slippery slope to start turning a blind eye in service of the ‘greater good’. On the other hand, it seems ridiculous to allow openly hostile organisations such as the news media, and especially the propaganda arms of the other side, to prey upon good faith.

Looking at the original Amnesty report, it seems pretty measured. It doesn’t look to me that AI is furthering Russian propaganda or parroting the Pravda party line. Their overall war reports are quite clear that Russia is the aggressor and is committing far more human rights violations - all the above report says is that some Ukrainian positions look to have been a bit close to civilian buildings. The problem is that once that is out there, malicious organisations like Newsweek will then bothsides it and blow it out of proportion, nakedly attempting to change the narrative. Should AI then mute their investigations so as not to give the enemy anything to work with? That’s the question, and I personally think that asking Amnesty International to also take into account the malice of media organisations is beyond their scope.

Overall, I think it’s important to focus on who the real wrongdoers are here. And that’s Russia and its allies, its propaganda arms such as FOX, and the international news media that wants desperately to accuse a nation fighting for the lives of its civilians of being just as evil as its attacker to try to turn public opinion against it. Amnesty International’s wrongdoing, such as there is, seems a lot smaller in context than the malice of the real enemies here.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:02:54am

re: #244 Dangerman

you could add anti-semite / bigot after that weekend tweet

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:03:59am

re: #248 Renaissance_Man

Just remember that modern discourse allows no room for nuance, it is all a shouting match.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:12:32am

re: #239 Belafon

The difference between Russian abuses and Ukranian violations is roughly the equivalent between Trump’s abuses and Clinton’s emails server. There’s a scale, and the reporting on both issues have made the latter look far worse than they are, especially compared to the former. It just seems that, in both cases, they were just trying to find something to make it seem they are being “balanced.”

In their search to not appear biased they don’t compare the scale of violations correctly and thus come out appearing biased the other way.

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JC1  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:37:59am

re: #191 lawhawk

AGM-88 is not a lightweight weapon (about 800 pounds), and requires specific radars. Don’t think that they can operate from the drones in theater. More likely due to a retrofit NATO airframe that was transferred to Ukraine than a drone. That’s unlike say a hellfire missile, which weighs about 100 pounds.

Don’t ground based launch systems exist for that missile!

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:41:50am

re: #236 Teukka

So, AITA question: If A invades B and from the get-go is in systematic ordered breaches of IHL, Am I the Asshole for thinking that expecting B to meet Gold Standard IHL compliance is tantamount to siding with A?

I don’t think you’re an asshole, but you’re wrong. IHL compliance isn’t graded on a curve. It should be noted (as in other cases) that it’s hard to impossible to report on the other side because they’re actively preventing it.)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:47:42am

re: #190 Ming5000

If Die Hard were more realistic.

I don’t know about you but I heard that cat say “I meant to do that!”

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austin_blue  Aug 8, 2022 • 10:52:54am

re: #11 Dangerman

The gravity would be a bitch, right?

The Tides would be a bitch. Well over your head bitches.


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