In Which Alien Jazz Duo DOMi & JD BECK Take Over the Tiny Desk Studio

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Bobby Carter | August 10, 2022
If you’ve heard a DOMi & JD BECK song or watched a performance online, expectations of catching brilliance when you witness the jazz duo in person are likely high. JD’s drumsticks move faster than the brain can process. DOMi offers every appendage on her body to the keys. It’s frantic but focused, and I can’t stop watching. For as tight as the two artists are musically — and even physically; one of their few Tiny Desk requests was for the drums and keys to be set up as close as possible — they take silly self-deprecating jabs when they aren’t playing. It’s believable until they transform and the music starts.

The two musicians come from two completely different parts of the world. James Beck began cutting his teeth as young as eleven at jam sessions in Dallas. DOMi, aka DOMi Louna, was born in France and raised on jazz, and enrolled at the Conservatoire Régional du Grand Nancy at five. DOMi eventually made her way to the States via a Presidential Scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. The two met at a trade show in 2018 and have been inseparable since, playing sets on YouTube and driving the internet nuts. Before they knew it, they were rubbing elbows with the upper echelon in jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.

The duo’s debut album, ironically titled NOT TiGHT, is a graduation of sorts with all of their OGs lending a hand — notably Anderson .Paak, who took DOMi and JD BECK under his wing and made the duo the first signee to his APES*** label. The two brought highlights from that album to the Tiny Desk, including the vines, turf and vibrant floral arrangements from the album cover. Before “U DON’T HAVE TO ROB ME,” a true story turned comedy, they make another attempt at neutralizing the room. DOMi says, “We’re gonna ruin it!” It’s too late for all of that. We’re already amazed.

SET LIST
“NOT TiGHT”
“SMiLE”
“U DON’T HAVE TO ROB ME”
“WHATUP”

MUSICIANS
DOMi: keys, vocals
JD BECK: drums, vocals

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Bobby Carter
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin, Jhair “Jha” Lazo
Director: Kara Frame
Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Editor: Joshua Bryant
Videographers: Kara Frame, Pierre Kattar, Joshua Bryant
Art Direction: Winston Studios, Carlos Lopez, Iman Jordan
Audio Assistant: Josephine Nyounai
Production Assistants: Jill Britton, Joby Tanseco
Tiny Desk Team: Suraya Mohamed, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer, Maia Stern
VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

#TinyDesk #NPRMusic #DOMiandJDBECK

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441 comments
1
John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:28:05pm

re: #250 sagehen

Can we blame you for haggis? Or do you skate on a technicality that it’s only Scotland and the rest of the UK hates it too…

I am Scottish (50% by genes).

What is your problem with haggis. Are we going to have to fight? Are you going to disparage my gran’s fried haggis slices with taties and neeps?

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:29:58pm

The Ben Kortbi Art Carpentry Foundation located in Medea (Algeria)
Ben Kortbi is an Algerian Andalusian family.
wondersofthepast.quora.com

Talk about some gorgeous wood carving!

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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:29:59pm

re: #256 John Hughes

Sends that photo into dogrates, dogrates complains that they only rate dogs, not gods. Darth replies that that God is clearly a Dog, Dogrates admits his mistake.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:30:33pm

U don’t have to rob me
It’s not really worth it
I’ve only got credit cards
And I can just cancel them
I know that you need cash
But what the fuck’s up with that
You can do what you want
But get away from my shit

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:35:24pm

re: #1 John Hughes

I am Scottish (50% by genes).

What is your problem with haggis. Are we going to have to fight? Are you going to disparage my grans fried haggis slices with taties and neeps?

Have a wee dram and settle yerself.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:36:46pm

They should call it the White Stuff.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:36:47pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:03pm

The ultimate defense will be: Donald thought he was still president and so the documents were under his control.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:37pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:42:54pm

Our deserts are precious:

Youtube Video


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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:43:44pm

re: #1 John Hughes

I am Scottish (50% by genes).

What is your problem with haggis. Are we going to have to fight? Are you going to disparage my gran’s fried haggis slices with taties and neeps?

we will fight. I will disparage gran’s fried haggis slices; I only offer her forgiveness for this culinary crime because wartime rationing limited her options.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:43:56pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

Are we saying that a President could literally give everything away to our enemies by declassifying the information and there is nothing that could be done until after the fact, when it’s too late?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:44:18pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:45:02pm

re: #12 Hecuba’s daughter

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:45:21pm

re: #13 Patricia Kayden

Joe the lawmaker sounds good to me. :)

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:48:20pm

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

How about if he says “I hereby declassify you.”

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:48:32pm

re: #12 Hecuba’s daughter

Are we saying that a President could literally give everything away to our enemies by declassifying the information and there is nothing that could be done until after the fact, when it’s too late?

Like when he invited Kislyak and Lavrov to the Oval, and told them about an Israeli spy who’d worked his way into Al Qaeda?

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gwangung  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:50:29pm

re: #17 sagehen

Like when he invited Kislyak and Lavrov to the Oval, and told them about an Israeli spy who’d worked his way into Al Qaeda?

He should have been hounded from office, just for that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:53:20pm

re: #18 gwangung

He should have been hounded from office, just for that.

Wasn’t the position there that he was new to the office and this was an act of ignorance rather than malice, that he did not understand the gravity of his behavior? A mistake not treason.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:53:45pm
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gwangung  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:54:38pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Wasn’t the position there that he was new to the office and this was an act of ignorance rather than malice, that he did not understand the gravity of his behavior? A mistake not treason.

A Democrat wouldn’t have been given that grace. But this deadly clumsiness has gone down the memory hole.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:56:15pm
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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 4:57:50pm

re: #5 Barefoot Grin

Have a wee dram and settle yerself.

My gran was frying up the haggis while grandad was working at Nobel, sometimes having to call her on the telephone thingy to get the washing in because the cordite bunker had just gone bang and the acid rain was coming and you say I should have a wee dram?

Sounds like a splendid idea.

Sláinte.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:00:04pm

I’m starting to think that maybe we should require a basic knowledge of how babies are made, develop and what goes into actually carrying a baby to term AND giving birth before you can run for any fucking public office of any kind. I just cannot with this crap. I am surrounded by idiots that honest to god really think that you can remove and implant an ectopic pregnancy or that once an egg is fertilized it’s actually a person with thoughts and feelings. And some of them have actually given birth to actual full term humans, some have had miscarriages. I am over this shit. Over it. Now Georgia is actually letting you claim an unborn child on your taxes. What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:01:45pm

Another ex-fan harassing Dan Rather.

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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:02:27pm

re: #11 sagehen

we will fight. I will disparage gran’s fried haggis slices; I only offer her forgiveness for this culinary crime because wartime rationing limited her options.

By the late ’70s the war, even in Dumfriesshire, was over.

I suppose you also have a problem with brown sauce.

No complaints about the taties and neeps?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:05:36pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:06:05pm

A woman who has become a close girl friend lived in Wisconsin most of her life and only moved to Illinois about 6 years ago. She had been very confident that Ron Johnson was going down, but now she says that Wisconsin friends of hers are certain that Johnson is headed for victory. And the reason? The very real level of racism in the state. The Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes is an African-American and they believe that he cannot win. I don’t know Wisconsin politics, though I do know they rejected Russ Feingold for Johnson. Anyone here have insight into this?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:06:47pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:07:28pm

re: #8 Barefoot Grin

The ultimate defense will be: Donald thought he was still president and so the documents were under his control.

The standard Trump and GOP defense for the nut right is to toss a full buffet of ludicrous excuses, lies, and conspiracy crap out there and let them take their pick.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:07:56pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why would the raid stop him from doing that? I don’t get the “logic” behind these ridiculous claims. If he knows about children being hurt, he has an obligation to speak out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:08:11pm

re: #232 Crush White Nationalism

I’d expect prison if he’s caught selling secrets. There’s no chance of execution.

That leaves the issue of his Secret Service detail. They likely didn’t do anything wrong, so they can’t be sentenced to prison with Trump.

My expectation is he would be put under house arrest.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:08:32pm

re: #28 Hecuba’s daughter

A woman who has become a close girl friend lived in Wisconsin most of her life and only moved to Illinois about 6 years ago. She had be very confident that Ron Johnson was going down, but now she says that Wisconsin friends of hers are certain that Johnson is headed for victory. And the reason? The very real level of racism in the state. The Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes is an African-American and they believe that he cannot win. I don’t know Wisconsin politics, though I do know they rejected Russ Feingold for Johnson. Anyone here have insight into this?

Just back from a family reunion. Cousins in Wisconsin are seriously thinking of moving.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:09:11pm

Here’s the tell:

Everyone on the right was fine with the FBI et al, until yesterday

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:09:52pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:10:10pm
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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:11:09pm

re: #23 John Hughes

sometimes having to call her on the telephone thingy to get the washing in

(People with some knowledge of the UK, and especially Scotland in the late 1930s-1940s will doubt the truth of this story, but actually gran did have a telephone at home during the war because she was a nurse on call. But still at home doing the washing).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:12:41pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:13:31pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:16:46pm

This is an interesting article, but it also has some flaws. The author notes that the new radical right-wing youngsters are for a welfare state, but are not fans of democracy and are mostly Catholic religious fanatics. And yet he never draws to the obvious conclusion that they are basically nazis by their own definition.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:17:09pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:17:10pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

The problem is that no one seems to care that Republicans regularly mix with and condone Neo Nazis and White Supremacists. It’s almost as if it doesn’t even matter. We hear about it for brief moments but there are no consequences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:17:41pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:19:23pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Another ex-fan harassing Dan Rather.

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Oooh, the Throbbing Memo as a GIF in a tweet! I never thought I would see the day…

Don’t you have it copyrighted?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:19:52pm
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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:21:16pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

They are so fucking desperate to be heroes.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:23:10pm
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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:24:28pm

re: #28 Hecuba’s daughter

A woman who has become a close girl friend lived in Wisconsin most of her life and only moved to Illinois about 6 years ago. She had be very confident that Ron Johnson was going down, but now she says that Wisconsin friends of hers are certain that Johnson is headed for victory. And the reason? The very real level of racism in the state. The Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes is an African-American and they believe that he cannot win. I don’t know Wisconsin politics, though I do know they rejected Russ Feingold for Johnson. Anyone here have insight into this?

That’s one of the reasons I voted for Sarah. We’re going to be stuck with Moscow Ron for another 6 years of treason.

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Florida Panhandler  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:27:27pm

re: #40 Barefoot Grin

This is an interesting article, but it also has some flaws. The author notes that the new radical right-wing youngsters are for a welfare state, but are not fans of democracy and are mostly Catholic religious fanatics. And yet he never draws to the obvious conclusion that they are basically nazis by their own definition.

This ongoing hard right Catholic/hard right wing Protestant circle jerk is at its eventual end, a mutually exclusive pact which just goes to show those level of abject depravity in their strategy for domination. Each side knows that once all the Liberals are killed, it will be Catholics vs. Evangelicals for the soul of the world… or so their thinking goes.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:29:58pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:31:29pm

re: #40 Barefoot Grin

There’s certainly a gaggle of said youth in the Rings of Power replies I do on Twitter.

They are religious, Catholic or similar (Orthodox), are tied up in knots about their precious European heritage, but don’t seem to be the fiscal conservative types of American past politics.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:32:18pm

The Republican talking point is exactly backwards.

If “they” can serve a warrant at the wrong address, toss a flash-bang and blind a toddler, “they” can serve a warrant to the correct address of the former President of the United States.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:33:13pm

re: #51 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

There’s certainly a gaggle of said youth in the Rings of Power replies I do on Twitter.

They are religious, Catholic or similar (Orthodox), are tied up in knots about their precious European heritage, but don’t seem to be the fiscal conservative types of American past politics.

Tolkien is mentioned in the article. But the thrust is that they are connected to powerful think tanks like Claremont Institute.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:34:12pm

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

Wisconsin gave the world Joe McCarthy, so there’s that.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:35:03pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:35:24pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Wisconsin gave the world Joe McCarthy, so there’s that.

Taxidermy and cheese.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:35:35pm

re: #232 Crush White Nationalism

I’d expect prison if he’s caught selling secrets. There’s no chance of execution.

That leaves the issue of his Secret Service detail. They likely didn’t do anything wrong, so they can’t be sentenced to prison with Trump.

My expectation is he would be put under house arrest.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:35:40pm

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

Tolkien is mentioned in the article.

I’m old and far removed from the youth of today, but it seems like young males with a religious bent are desperate to cling on to something.

The existential crises are real.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:36:22pm

re: #58 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m old and far removed from the youth of today, but it seems like young males with a religious bent are desperate to cling on to something.

The existential crises are real.

Very much so.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:37:22pm

My hometown is not far from Hemlock.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:39:29pm

re: #26 John Hughes

By the late ’70s the war, even in Dumfriesshire, was over.

I suppose you also have a problem with brown sauce.

No complaints about the taties and neeps?

If she comes after brown sauce, well there will be problems.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:40:37pm

Couple of strings back.
re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

“….Kremlin propagandists claiming that hundreds of FBI agents and packs of dogs were involved in the raid of Trump’s estate,…”

If only……
But, no, worthy successors to Julius Streicher, we are saving the dog packs for the massive coast to coast raid on Russian stooge media.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:44:16pm

re: #6 darthstar

They should call it the White Stuff.

Every “right wing” dating site has either failed or was a massive grift. I expect this would be the same.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:44:31pm

re: #28 Hecuba’s daughter

A woman who has become a close girl friend lived in Wisconsin most of her life and only moved to Illinois about 6 years ago. She had been very confident that Ron Johnson was going down, but now she says that Wisconsin friends of hers are certain that Johnson is headed for victory. And the reason? The very real level of racism in the state. The Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes is an African-American and they believe that he cannot win. I don’t know Wisconsin politics, though I do know they rejected Russ Feingold for Johnson. Anyone here have insight into this?

re: #48 William Lewis

That’s one of the reasons I voted for Sarah. We’re going to be stuck with Moscow Ron for another 6 years of treason.

If there’s racism, there’s sexism.

Johnson can be beat, it’s just going to take people doing their thing.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:49:21pm

Harry shares my distaste for America’s favorite “beer.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:49:53pm

re: #64 Belafon

If there’s racism, there’s sexism.

Johnson can be beat, it’s just going to take people doing their thing.

Tammy Baldwin is their other senator and she is openly gay. So in this case, it may be race only. Other states with very racist GOP parties, such as Arizona, have had no problems electing women to senior positions, as long as they are white.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:51:56pm

re: #66 Hecuba’s daughter

Tammy Baldwin is their other senator and she is openly gay. So in this case, it may be race only. Other states with very racist GOP parties, such as Arizona, have had no problems electing women to senior positions, as long as they are white.

This.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:53:07pm

re: #6 darthstar

They should call it the White Stuff.

The Right Stuff? Named after the fascist Website?

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Captain Ron  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:56:39pm
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Captain Ron  Aug 10, 2022 • 5:58:44pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:00:38pm

Remember Trump Dating? There was this guy who was their mascot for their adverts.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:01:46pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:03:10pm

re: #72 GlutenFreeJesus

That seems to be very close to the truth.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:05:45pm

re: #47 Patricia Kayden

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:07:21pm
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LadyBehir  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:08:02pm

I want John Hughes’ Gram to cook for me.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:10:18pm

What’s next? Gym gets nabbed for child molesting.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:11:26pm

re: #74 GlutenFreeJesus

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:13:18pm

Should we change MTG to Marjorie Traitor Greene?

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:14:05pm

re: #77 The Pie Overlord!

What’s next? Gym gets nabbed for child molesting.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:14:26pm
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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:14:27pm

Thrilled that Trump is sweating “who is confidential informant-1? ” Tickled he might also be worrying about CI-2, CI-3, phone taps, …

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:20:23pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:22:03pm
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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:25:31pm

re: #77 The Pie Overlord!

Three days ago, Democrats voted to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

The I’m-smart-I-cheat-on-taxes demographic and the just-in-case-I-make-enough-money-I’ll-want-to-cheat-on-taxes demographic must be larger than I imagined.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:26:14pm

re: #83 Belafon

Reload. I cut off the important tweet.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:26:46pm

re: #85 dat_said

The I’m-smart-I-cheat-on-taxes demographic and the just-in-case-I-make-enough-money-I’ll-want-to-cheat-on-taxes demographic must be larger than I imagined.

I think that was the definition of American in some circles.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:27:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:30:27pm

re: #85 dat_said

The I’m-smart-I-cheat-on-taxes demographic and the just-in-case-I-make-enough-money-I’ll-want-to-cheat-on-taxes demographic must be larger than I imagined.

I remember reading that an amazingly high percentage of the 1-6 rioters were, or recently had been, in hot water with the IRS.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:37:12pm

No you demented fucker. That happened on 1/6 when you voted to overturn a valid election.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:39:13pm

Earlier this year the IRS sent me a polite letter saying that I might have underpaid my taxes a few years ago. I contacted my accountant and we got that sorted out.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:39:16pm

re: #26 John Hughes

By the late ’70s the war, even in Dumfriesshire, was over.

I suppose you also have a problem with brown sauce.

No complaints about the taties and neeps?

I don’t know what brown sauce is, or taties and neeps.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:40:13pm

re: #92 sagehen

I don’t know what brown sauce is, or taties and neeps.

Not sure about brown sauce, but I think taties and neeps are potatoes and turnips.

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:41:04pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:43:31pm

Wait for it.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:46:55pm

re: #85 dat_said

Three days ago, Democrats voted to hire 87,000 new IRS agents

The I’m-smart-I-cheat-on-taxes demographic and the just-in-case-I-make-enough-money-I’ll-want-to-cheat-on-taxes demographic must be larger than I imagined.

Reminder:
87k is more people than the entire IRS.

There are appx 6500 agents right now

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:49:49pm

Should we start chanting “DIG HER UP!” now?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:54:06pm

re: #79 Cheechako

Should we change MTG to Marjorie Traitor Greene?

She’ll always be M T Braine to me.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:55:01pm
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Teukka  Aug 10, 2022 • 6:55:56pm

re: #98 Grunthos the Flatulent

She’ll always be M T Braine to me.

Empty G for me…

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:01:12pm

re: #96 Dangerman

87,000 people over the next ten years. Many to replace current personnel as they retire.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:02:18pm

Some rightwing messaging expert thought 87,000 auditors was a good panic line.

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dat_said  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:02:21pm

re: #101 jaunte

87,000 people over the next ten years. Many to replace current personnel as they retire.

And the IRS currently has about 80,000 employees.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:02:31pm

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:04:05pm

re: #104 Patricia Kayden

Pounds, inches, Fahrenheit, vs. Political.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:04:52pm

re: #101 jaunte

87,000 people over the next ten years. Many to replace current personnel as they retire.

Right!

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:08:52pm
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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:10:05pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:13:52pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:16:58pm
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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:18:31pm

Nobody is above the law. But if there were, JD and DOMi should be.

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Captain Ron  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:18:48pm

re: #98 Grunthos the Flatulent

She’ll always be M T Braine to me.

Margarine Tater Greens

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:24:12pm
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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:29:14pm

If DOMi and JD have a baby it could destroy us. Or enter a new era of peace on earth.

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Dangerman  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:30:38pm

re: #108 Dangerman

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Apparently Eric did it 500 times.
Daddy must be proud of that at least

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:40:55pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:46:18pm

re: #110 Crush White Nationalism

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LOLed at this one:

“….like worrying about motivating a monkey to throw its own shit even more.”

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:47:43pm
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calochortus  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:49:21pm

re: #118 Belafon

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If this is true, we can just relocate all that fetus and placenta stuff to a nice climate controlled jar. Problem solved.
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:49:23pm
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:49:29pm

re: #118 Belafon

Have to have a gutbucket.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:50:13pm

re: #118 Belafon

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That should also be the name of an all-woman punk band.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:51:18pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:51:36pm

re: #95 The Pie Overlord!

Wait for it.

WOW! Good on him!

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:55:38pm

You know what happens when you upload a video on YouTube that plays a song somebody else wrote? Those golf balls and other swag have the Presidential Seal on them. It belongs to the current White House, not former tenants.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:56:20pm

Nice story about the reintroduction of Wood Bison in Alaska. They had been thought to be extinct until a small herd was discovered in a remote part of Canada a few decades ago.

Youtube Video

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 7:59:13pm

re: #125 The Pie Overlord!

You know what happens when you upload a video on YouTube that plays a song somebody else wrote? Those golf balls and other swag have the Presidential Seal on them. It belongs to the current White House, not former tenants.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:00:12pm

re: #125 The Pie Overlord!

“Reportedly?” Who reported this?

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:04:25pm

re: #123 Belafon

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That was scary as literal hell, until the direct hit from above.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:04:59pm

Never stop looking

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:06:06pm

Totally not a cult. This reads more like Scientology than the Republican Party.

Berks County Republican Committee questionnaire for primary winners sparks backlash (Reading, Penna. Eagle, August 10, 2022)

Jamie Kyle was elected in the May primary to serve as a Republican committeeperson.

She ran a write-in campaign for the seat in Douglass Township’s 2nd Precinct. And she won.

A few weeks after election day, Kyle received a letter from the Berks County elections office informing her that the election results had been certified and that she was the official winner of her race.

“You would think that would be the end of the story,” Kyle told the Berks County Elections Board during a meeting last week. “Unfortunately, it’s not.”

Shortly after getting the notice from the county, Kyle received another letter in the mail. This one was from the chairwoman of the credentials committee of the Berks County Republican Committee.

The letter directed Kyle to fill out an attached questionnaire so the credentials committee could determine her eligibility to be seated by the executive committee.

Kyle was confused. She had won the election, which in her mind meant the seat was hers. But now, the Republican committee was telling her that winning an election might not be enough.

“I was elected, so I didn’t understand why I was getting this letter,” she said. “It didn’t make sense.”

As Kyle perused the questionnaire, her confusion began to shift toward anger. Some of the questions seemed inappropriate, some seemed too personal.

She took issue with questions about whether she had ever changed her name other than because she had been married and about whether she had ever been convicted of a serious criminal offense. She balked at questions about her mental health history and about whether she agreed with a series of ideological statements.

“Some of the questions make you wonder what is going on,” she said.
Winner or not?

Kyle wasn’t alone in her angst over the letter and questionnaire she received. She was joined at the elections board meeting by two other duly elected Republican committee members who shared her concerns.

Did their election wins mean nothing? Could they be denied a seat they fairly won?

“The question is whether the votes from my constituents supporting me matter and I’m duly elected or this position is really only an appointment by the Berks County Republican Committee,” Kyle asked.

The two Republican county commissioners told the three that, while they found the questionnaires unusual and potentially problematic, they were powerless to do anything about them. The county is in charge of running the election, but it doesn’t have anything to do with what happens after the results are certified.

Clay Breece, the chairman of the county Republican committee, vigorously defended the questionnaires during an interview this week.

He repeatedly stated that the committee’s bylaws create the positions that appear on the ballot and the committee has the power to determine its own membership regardless of the results of an election.

“The bylaws define the process,” he said.

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If they’re going to deny the votes of their own party members, what will they do with us? Plus, you’d think that Republicans fairly elected to a position would walk away from this kind of crap.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:13:08pm

Short thread from the former head of the Republican Party. I do not know if he still identifies as a Republican any more.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:18:21pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I wonder what the committee will do if she refuses to answer the questionnaire.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:19:22pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:20:52pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So what was the result? It’s paywalled.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:21:20pm
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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:29:31pm

re: #11 sagehen

we will fight. I will disparage gran’s fried haggis slices; I only offer her forgiveness for this culinary crime because wartime rationing limited her options.

A proper Haggis with a whiskey-cream sauce is absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious, full stop.

A slice of seared Haggis on top of a Burger beneath a slice of cheddar? Glorious!

The Rest Of The Sheep makes its appearance in fantastic fashion.

I shall die on this hill.

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A Cranky One  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:33:41pm

re: #137 austin_blue

Food fight!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:36:16pm

re: #133 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I wonder what the committee will do if she refuses to answer the questionnaire.

Apparently, since they are defending it, they will refuse to seat her in her elected position.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:38:12pm

re: #138 A Cranky One

Food fight!

Or a hill of Haggis with a dead guy on it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:39:19pm

re: #135 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So what was the result? It’s paywalled.

As of yet, she’s refused to answer the questionnaire. She and several others who won their elections also received these questionnaires. They have all complained to the county.

The county GOP says that the bylaws of the party are what determine whether people are seated, not elections.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:39:26pm

re: #138 A Cranky One

Food fight!

Indeed!

I also love Boudin, and you do not want to know what goes into it.

Hint: Everything.

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BigPapa  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:41:18pm

Haggis is basically the blue cheese version of Spam. Fight me.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:47:18pm

Just had another thought about the “raid”. Apparently Secret Service had an hour’s warning before the FBI was going to show up. Wondering what the likelihood is of some of them trying to cover for Trump, hiding any evidence the feds we’re looking for. Eh just spitballing here. :)

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:50:30pm

re: #144 GlutenFreeJesus

The ones most ostentatiously loyal to Trump are probably off protecting him personally.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:51:23pm

Criticize some mindless hatred and they get touchy:

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:52:15pm

re: #143 BigPapa

Haggis is basically the blue cheese version of Spam. Fight me.

It is! Well, maybe not.

Haggis is the liver, heart and lungs of the sheep, ground up and mixed with oats and lard, then stuffed into the cleaned and scrubbed stomach of the sheep, sealed and boiled.

This traditionally has been called a “pudding”, hence the line from Rabbie Burns calling the Haggis “the Master o’ the pudding race”.

Spam is ground ham bits and “formed” and canned and is consumed, by pounds per person most by Hawaiians. I can’t blame them. It’s great with scrambled eggs.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:54:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 8:59:57pm

A study in libertarian and conservative philosophy toward the law and education now underway in Florida.

Top Florida education official tells schools they have no obligation to follow new federal Title IX non-discrimination guidance (CNN, July 29, 2022)

Just days after 22 states filed a lawsuit fighting the new US Department of Agriculture policy seeking to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Florida’s top education official is advising schools in his state to ignore the guidance.
In a letter, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. tells superintendents, school boards, private school owners and charter school governing boards they have “no obligation” to follow the new Title IX equity rules laid out by the Biden administration.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:11:01pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A study in libertarian and conservative philosophy toward the law and education now underway in Florida.

Top Florida education official tells schools they have no obligation to follow new federal Title IX non-discrimination guidance (CNN, July 29, 2022)

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Kiss any federal funding goodbye.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:18:49pm

On the subject of haggis, I think I’m on the same page as Mike Myers:

Youtube Video

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Egregious Philbin  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:24:31pm

re: #109 (((Archangel1)))

You have no idea of how much I hate that MF. I worked at a sleazy, corrupt non profit that used to employ the man that beat Arpaio and kicked him out of the sheriff’s office. The first time that man ran against Arpaio, the sleazebag chairman of the board asked me to pull the other candidate’s file to try to find dirt on him. There was none of course, and when I reported it to a manager, an robotic idiot girl (who is one of Gov Ducey’s aides now), I found myself out of a job a few weeks later in a layoff. Everyone else got a package, I didn’t. Same filthy people over there. My revenge is several years with an outstanding Silicon Valley company making 2.5 times more, and practically free benefits…and the job is frighteningly easy and very low stress.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:43:04pm

Republicans on social media:

Youtube Video

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:43:52pm

re: #152 Targetpractice

On the subject of haggis, I think I’m on the same page as Mike Myers:

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Video

Mike Meyers (as an actor) is a fuckwit who wouldn’t appreciate world cuisine if it was fed to him 1/4 teaspoon at a time. I think he probably is more adventurous than the roles he plays.

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mmmirele  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:45:35pm

re: #49 Florida Panhandler

This ongoing hard right Catholic/hard right wing Protestant circle jerk is at its eventual end, a mutually exclusive pact which just goes to show those level of abject depravity in their strategy for domination. Each side knows that once all the Liberals are killed, it will be Catholics vs. Evangelicals for the soul of the world… or so their thinking goes.

Ummm. In my area it’s going to be a three-way: between Catholics, Evangelicals and Mormons, all of whom are generally aligned right now, but will not be able to share power if they get their hands on it. Why? Because each group believes the other two are false religions / cults.

In different news:

This is a slice of life manga published intermittently in the later ’90s to 2006 set in a near future Japan where there’s been some sort of environmental disaster, the seas have risen and humanity is slowly fading away. It is unlike most other manga I’ve read, very calm and peaceful. I originally read this in a scanalation (bootleg Japanese to English translation & relettering) but decided to buy when a legal translation was announced last year. There’s some peculiar translation choices, like calling a particular character “Osprey” instead of transliterating “Misago.” I would have left that one. I also would have left the Japanese writing on the buildings in Yokohama but that’s just me. Four more volumes to come…I can’t wait!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:46:44pm
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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:47:41pm

I also like sweetbreads.

Don’t even ask.

But they can be be bought at $2.19 a pound and are chock full of protein.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:51:15pm

re: #158 austin_blue

Oh, I like them, too. Used to get them straight from a country butcher. Now I can’t find them at all in this area. Sad!!

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2022 • 9:55:12pm

re: #113 jaunte

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So the emerging Trump defense is “They said I could have them.” Yeah, no lawyer worth his salt is gonna be able to float that to a jury. Even if the documents he hauled out of the White House are not clearly marked as classified, they still fall under laws regarding the preservation and archiving of federal documents. If the Feds knew the documents were declassified and were not subject to federal law, then they wouldn’t have asked him to put a different lock on the door as they continued to negotiate for their return.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:01:25pm

re: #159 retired cynic

Oh, I like them, too. Used to get them straight from a country butcher. Now I can’t find them at all in this area. Sad!!

We can get them at the Texas based HEBs.

Soak them in milk for 8 hours, then roll them in flour and lightly fry them. Thinly sliced, added to an onion, caper, and butter sauce with a tablespoon of tomato paste and a squirt of anchovy paste, with a dusting of Italian seasoning, over pasta and you will put one of the most glorious things ever down your piehole.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:05:30pm

re: #160 Targetpractice

So the emerging Trump defense is “They said I could have them.” Yeah, no lawyer worth his salt is gonna be able to float that to a jury. Even if the documents he hauled out of the White House are not clearly marked as classified, they still fall under laws regarding the preservation and archiving of federal documents. If the Feds knew the documents were declassified and were not subject to federal law, then they wouldn’t have asked him to put a different lock on the door as they continued to negotiate for their return.

Well, it’s almost as if he flaunted the law like he was above it!

I’m shocked!

What could have warned us that Trump was Criming?

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:05:53pm

re: #161 austin_blue

I did creamed sweetbreads… the most delicate thing! I prepared them for a friend who was bringing her fiancé to meet us. I was so proud to have prepared such a dish. He was Caribbean Muslim, and asked if we had any Tabasco sauce. I did. He used the whole bottle on my delicate creamed sweetbreads. Such was I shot down.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:07:08pm

re: #162 austin_blue

Well, it’s almost as if he flaunted the law like he was above it!

I’m shocked!

What could have warned us that Trump was Criming?

Like always, he figured he’d just drag things out until they did like very other time he’s been accused of a crime: Either give up or charge him but offer to let him walk if he just promised not to do it again.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:09:51pm

(LOL 1:35)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:10:44pm

re: #150 Mike Lamb

Kiss any federal funding goodbye.

Republicans and Libertarians want that to disestablish public schools.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:11:42pm

Welp, I’m done with food porn and off to bed. I am proud that I have introduced, at least in in 2022, Spam, Haggis, and Sweetbreads into the conversation.

Sweet scaly dreams.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:14:50pm

re: #40 Barefoot Grin

This is an interesting article, but it also has some flaws. The author notes that the new radical right-wing youngsters are for a welfare state, but are not fans of democracy and are mostly Catholic religious fanatics. And yet he never draws to the obvious conclusion that they are basically nazis by their own definition.

Plus the assertion is that so-called new conservatives are trying to make conservatism into something illiberal. Ever since conservatism was defined it has opposed democracy and supported aristocracy or oligarchy. All they do is periodically change the window-dressing when they’re exposed for what they are.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:15:48pm

re: #161 austin_blue

We can get them at the Texas based HEBs.

Soak them in milk for 8 hours, then roll them in flour and lightly fry them. Thinly sliced, added to an onion, caper, and butter sauce with a tablespoon of tomato paste and a squirt of anchovy paste, with a dusting of Italian seasoning, over pasta and you will put one of the most glorious things ever down your piehole.

You lost me at 8 hours, and all the ingredients.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:17:47pm

I have taught one of my cats that if he jumps up on a certain shelf and lets me know, he gets some attention with his beloved flea comb.

Or did he train me?

Schrader. The Manx.
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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:19:19pm

re: #169 Belafon

You lost me at 8 hours, and all the ingredients.

Goddamit, this is why we can’t have nice things in Texas,

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:38:15pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:39:21pm

wording

4 again today

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:45:13pm

Now Spam I do like, especially diced up in some scrambled eggs with a bit of grated cheese. Quick & filling meal when I’ve just gotten home from work.

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Captain Ron  Aug 10, 2022 • 10:52:29pm

re: #172 wrenchwench

Is that a tegu?

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:11:36pm

re: #175 Captain Ron

Is that a tegu?

I do not know.

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Captain Ron  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:15:55pm

re: #176 wrenchwench

I do not know.

One of the comments says yes. My HS Zoology teacher had one … 50 years ago. They shut off the heat at the school over the winter holidays and it froze to death.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:26:50pm

re: #177 Captain Ron

One of the comments says yes. My HS Zoology teacher had one … 50 years ago. They shut off the heat at the school over the winter holidays and it froze to death.

Our classroom pets always went home with someone for the holidays.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:27:44pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:27:57pm

Simon doesn’t seem to have a sense-of-humour. (3:40)

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:29:21pm

re: #178 wrenchwench

Our classroom pets always went home with someone for the holidays.

yeah… somebody takes home a hamster, a week later their parents bring back a guinea pig, and the teacher pretends not to notice the substitution or speculate on the reason for it…

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:29:55pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:31:12pm

re: #158 austin_blue

I also like sweetbreads.

Don’t even ask.

But they can be be bought at $2.19 a pound and are chock full of protein.

I had to look up sweetbread.

Bleah

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:31:57pm

Isn’t it kind of funny (not “ha-ha” funny, but “that’s odd” funny) that TFG’s entire senior campaign staff were all convicted of crimes, one of which he himself was listed in the indictment as “Individual 1” — and he pardoned all most of them. Except the one who talked.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:33:35pm
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A Cranky One  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:43:52pm

For no particular reason…

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A Cranky One  Aug 10, 2022 • 11:48:10pm

re: #186 A Cranky One

I believe that’s Daft Punk’s grandfather.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 11, 2022 • 12:33:33am
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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2022 • 12:36:09am

re: #182 Patricia Kayden

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Well no, Mark, the double standard would be people who went for literal years arguing that Hillary Clinton deserved to be in prison for having two documents labeled “Confidential” on her private email server now arguing that Donald Trump having literal boxes worth of potentially classified documents in his private residence is a matter that should have been handled by the FBI politely asking for them to be returned when he felt like parting with them.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 11, 2022 • 1:09:10am

re: #189 Targetpractice

Well no, Mark, the double standard would be people who went for literal years arguing that Hillary Clinton deserved to be in prison for having two documents labeled “Confidential” on her private email server now arguing that Donald Trump having literal boxes worth of potentially classified documents in his private residence is a matter that should have been handled by the FBI politely asking for them to be returned when he felt like parting with them.

Plus it is not illegal to have classified material sent to you if you didn’t solicit it (same with child exploitation material). It is only illegal if you attempt to hide it.

My understanding of the Great E-mail Headsplosion was that Hillary Clinton received documents which had a couple paragraphs marked (c) [confidential] which were not redacted. When they were found came the Great E-mail Hunt to which she testified before Congress for eleven hours.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2022 • 1:26:34am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Plus it is not illegal to have classified material sent to you if you didn’t solicit it (same with child exploitation material). It is only illegal if you attempt to hide it.

My understanding of the Great E-mail Headsplosion was that Hillary Clinton received documents which had a couple paragraphs marked (c) [confidential] which were not redacted. When they were found came the Great E-mail Hunt to which she testified before Congress for eleven hours.

AFAIK, the only documents that Comey testified as having the required markings to be treated as classified for purposes of federal law were two emailed copies of her daily schedule that had been classified as “Confidential.” Everything else was devoid of markings and was only deemed classified retroactively. Only compounding the BS parade was that Comey admitted a lot of those documents were digital scans of newspaper and magazine articles that were about programs or projects that the intel boys only decided after publication had info deemed “sensitive” or above.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2022 • 1:49:17am

Gone but not forgotten:

Youtube Video


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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2022 • 1:50:26am

Another one not forgotten:

Youtube Video



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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:02:38am

Gentle music for the overnight, by an English composer, Earnest Tomlinson, of whom we know little but Wikipedia sez:

Tomlinson won several prestigious awards; the Composers’ Guild Award in 1965 and two Ivor Novello Awards - one for services to light music in 1970, the other for his full-length ballet Aladdin in 1975. For several years he was on the Executive Committee of the Composers’ Guild of Great Britain, including being its Chairman in 1964. In addition, he was from 1965 a composer-director of the Performing Rights Society.

Tomlinson was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for services to music.

Youtube Video



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TarHellion  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:39:41am

Wordle 418 4/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

The 30-footer for birdie on its way … tracking … tracking … Oh! Horseshoed in and out of the hole. Settles for the tap-in par. In frustration, the Champion slings his putter into the lake adjacent to the green.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:41:33am

re: #69 Captain Ron

Lower RH Corner??? Is that??? I think it is….

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:41:54am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:52:29am

re: #158 austin_blue

I also like sweetbreads.

Don’t even ask.

But they can be be bought at $2.19 a pound and are chock full of protein.

Offal good of you to put in a good exspleen this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 11, 2022 • 2:56:56am

I spoke to my mother on the telephone this evening. Good family news (two items) behind the hide bar.

The first was I finally convinced her of the need to get the latest booster for CoVid-19. She was under the impression (due to all the FUD promoted by conservatives and libertarians) that is was ineffective.

Second: She finally was able to get past the endless bureaucracy with the state of Illinois in which the state has never paid her my late step-father’s teacher’s pension since he retired (run out of teaching by parents and Democratic aldermen for being an atheist) in 2015.

After I suggested she contact her local alderman and her state representative and senator, the office in Chicago which manages retirement plans for teachers called her yesterday afternoon about it to clear this up.

I have been supporting her so she can do things like pay her rent and eat. The city called her and said they will deposit tens of thousands of dollars in back retirement benefits tomorrow in her bank account.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 3:15:58am

My parents are arriving at the fishbowl this morning for a weekend visit; this is an optimistic start. Though I think my parents have astutely observed my pointed silence when they do things like snidely mention, “Well, I sure wouldn’t be going to DISNEY,” when I talk about not wanting to set foot in Florida, and have thus deduced that I might not be the good brainwashed conservative son they thought they trained.

Wordle 418 3/6

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2022 • 3:30:11am
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darthstar  Aug 11, 2022 • 3:32:03am

re: #158 austin_blue

I also like sweetbreads.

Don’t even ask.

But they can be be bought at $2.19 a pound and are chock full of protein.

When I was in college I bought beef liver and made liver and onions for dinner all the time.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 3:37:10am

When confronted with uncomfortable facts, right-wingers laugh about it because surely the speaker can’t expect to be taken seriously with such preposterous suppositions, right?

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:04:49am

Virginia is putting two books on trial for obscenity, believe it or not. Modern GOP politics is basically witch hunting, and the primary witches they are in a panic about is the LGBTQ+ community.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:17:50am

re: #204 No Malarkey!

Virginia is putting two books on trial for obscenity, believe it or not. Modern GOP politics is basically witch hunting, and the primary witches they are in a panic about is the LGBTQ+ community.

Ladies and gentlemen, the modern GOP:

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:33:34am

Wyoming’s near total abortion ban temporarily blocked by a judge. However, all of the Justices on the Wyoming Supreme Court were appointed by Republicans, so we’ll see what happens.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:38:36am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:45:09am

re: #203 Dopamine Fish

I sure hope he’s got plenty of security.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:48:46am
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darthstar  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:48:54am

I’m not crying, you are.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 4:49:57am

re: #207 Barefoot Grin

The Ukrainians are turning out to be remarkably effective at fighting an asymmetric war:

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:00:00am

re: #36 Patricia Kayden

I’m a Pennsylvanian and all I can say is, GOOD!

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:16:37am
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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:17:33am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

i would under those circumstances immediately indicate that I was now an independent and was no longer caucasing with the Republicans. Of course, I would never caucus with Republicans to start with, but……

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:17:39am

re: #213 Belafon

So much for the talking point “87,000 new agents, you think they’re only going to target the rich?” Well, yes, if the federal government tells them to.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:18:07am
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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:19:17am

re: #147 austin_blue

It is! Well, maybe not.

Haggis is the liver, heart and lungs of the sheep, ground up and mixed with oats and lard, then stuffed into the cleaned and scrubbed stomach of the sheep, sealed and boiled.

This traditionally has been called a “pudding”, hence the line from Rabbie Burns calling the Haggis “the Master o’ the pudding race”.

Spam is ground ham bits and “formed” and canned and is consumed, by pounds per person most by Hawaiians. I can’t blame them. It’s great with scrambled eggs.

Yes, well, my shit has traditionally been called a bowel movement, but three of them together still doesn’t add up to a symphony.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:20:50am

I really hope Trump somehow gets around to seeing this:

Youtube Video

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:24:10am

re: #159 retired cynic

Oh, I like them, too. Used to get them straight from a country butcher. Now I can’t find them at all in this area. Sad!!

well, the bull only comes with two of ‘em, and once they’re gone, that’s kind of it for the sweetbread delicacy :-)

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:28:23am

re: #174 Targetpractice

Now Spam I do like, especially diced up in some scrambled eggs with a bit of grated cheese. Quick & filling meal when I’ve just gotten home from work.

You just have to be careful with Spam. The half-life is 3.5 years before it breaks down, so as long as you aren’t eating more than a serving a year, you probably aren’t suffering irreversible organ damage from it.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:28:53am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. We’re 48+ hours since the MAL search warrant, and coming up on 24 hours since Trump was deposed by the NY AG’s office where he took the 5th more than 400 times.

NYT: here’s how this is bad news for Biden.
Fox: this is unprecedented and DOJ and FBI should be defunded, Garland impeached, etc.

To a person, the GOP has decided to rally around the most corrupt and criminal person to ever hold office. Trump sought to end democracy and the GOP is fine with it - they control levers of power at the state and local levels in a number of states sufficient to throw election outcomes in their favor, regardless of how a state could vote against the GOP and for a Democrat. GOP has gone all cult/fascist white nationalist authoritarian strongman, and the media outside Fox doesn’t raise this red flag daily. Instead, they see only that Democrats were slow in getting agenda enacted in a 48/50/2 Senate and razor thin majority in the House, and downplay all the Biden Admin successes despite these challenges and straight up GOP obstruction and ongoing seditious conspiracy to end democracy.

That’s been the media sentiment, instead of focusing on the fact that Trump engaged in crimes to the point where FBI had probable cause to execute a search warrant on his MAL business to seek records of said crimes or to identify still other crimes.

Trump’s supporters haven’t come up with anything as a defense other than to claim that they were planted. That’s not how this works, since the judge signed off on the warrant - meaning that there was already evidence in DOJ possession that Trump engaged in criminal conduct. This was just to secure *additional* evidence.

The depositions basically show that Trump knows he’s fucked in every way imaginable - and his lawyers got him to shut the fuck up for the first time in years when it matters.

Trump is an insufferable know it all, and always thinks he’s the smartest in the room, so for him to take the 5th shows that somewhere deep in the few firing neurons left that he knows he’s in real trouble. NY AG is dealing with a civil suit, so the evidenciary standards for getting a win in court are lower than in criminal court - but inferences can be made about taking the 5th instead of answering.

NY AG has all the evidence they need to win; this is the icing on the cake, and it further opens Trump to tax evasion charges at the federal level too (because lying on state taxes about valuations has consequences for federal tax filings as well.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:31:41am

440? She had a lot of questions. By #300 he had to have been whispering to his lawyer, ‘How did she know about that?’

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jeffreyw  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:41:22am

Dancing in the Woods

Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:43:03am

re: #113 jaunte

So the FBI planted evidence in the locked storage area that had evidence in it? Got it.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:45:33am

re: #222 darthstar

440? She had a lot of questions. By #300 he had to have been whispering to his lawyer, ‘How did she know about that?’

By Trump’s own standards, he is an admitted mobster 440 times over.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:49:45am

re: #216 Belafon

Somehow I don’t think the GOP platform of “we are going to rape you and make you carry our babies to term” is quite resonating with suburban women the way they hoped it would. Blessed be the Fruit.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:52:33am

Good day
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:52:34am

re: #221 lawhawk

Does the NY state income tax form still essentially *start* from a number you bring over from your Federal 1040?

I seem to recall doing them myself in the early 1970s.* And that the initial gross income on the NY form was taken from your Federal 1040 gross income.

* - I was in my teens and my income was some bank deposit interest plus a bit of cash made from summer jobs. My father thought that doing my own tax forms, even for minimal amounts, would be good practice for when I was older and would have more complex returns. Also a good way to learn about the different bits of the tax forms (federal vs state), deductibles, etc. etc. In retrospect I consider it a good idea since I did my own taxes up until the 1990s when I started supervising one of my parents’ trusts and since an accountant was doing those taxes I figured he might as well do mine as well.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:52:41am

re: #213 Belafon

All those billionaires who have been getting away with murder for years are going to be scrambling to get their tax attorneys on the phone to prepare for the deeply invasive audits coming their way. About damn time.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:54:54am

re: #228 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Does the NY state income tax form still essentially *start* from a number you bring over from your Federal 1040?

More or less yup

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:55:30am

re: #222 darthstar

440? She had a lot of questions. By #300 he had to have been whispering to his lawyer, ‘How did she know about that?’

Probably by then they knew that he’d dodge (take the 5th) and had questions ready that responding the 5th on would carry heavier inferences of guilt.

Also, aren’t the Trump spawn also doing depositions separately regarding this same, or related, cases. Unless there is a completely cooperative stonewall I wonder if one or more of them are going to intentionally, or unintentionally, throw Daddy under the steamroller.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 5:58:01am

re: #228 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Does the NY state income tax form still essentially *start* from a number you bring over from your Federal 1040?

I seem to recall doing them myself in the early 1970s.* And that the initial gross income on the NY form was taken from your Federal 1040 gross income.

* - I was in my teens and my income was some bank deposit interest plus a bit of cash made from summer jobs. My father thought that doing my own tax forms, even for minimal amounts, would be good practice for when I was older and would have more complex returns. Also a good way to learn about the different bits of the tax forms (federal vs state), deductibles, etc. etc. In retrospect I consider it a good idea since I did my own taxes up until the 1990s when I started supervising one of my parents’ trusts and since an accountant was doing those taxes I figured he might as well do mine as well.

My taxes became very simple the last couple of years since the standard deduction was increased so much that it isn’t worth it to itemize anymore. My state return is more work because the free national tax software doesn’t do the intricacies of Kentucky income tax that save me money, so I have to do my state return on paper.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:00:30am

re: #231 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Probably by then they knew that he’d dodge (take the 5th) and had questions ready that responding the 5th on would carry heavier inferences of guilt.

Also, aren’t the Trump spawn also doing depositions separately regarding this same, or related, cases. Unless there is a completely cooperative stonewall I wonder if one or more of them are going to intentionally, or unintentionally, throw Daddy under the steamroller.

I read that Eric and Don Jr. plead the Fifth, but Ivanka and Jared didn’t. I don’t think that Ivanka and Jared had as much involvement in running the Trump Organization as the boys did, since they were running their own corrupt businesses.

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Mattand  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:05:59am

re: #214 steve_davis

i would under those circumstances immediately indicate that I was now an independent and was no longer caucasing with the Republicans. Of course, I would never caucus with Republicans to start with, but……

Every other ‘independent’ I know votes Republican, just so they can claim they’re not influenced by any party. It’s why I have such disdain for people using that description.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:10:32am

Hmmmmm. Is that a Contempt of Court charge I smell wafting in the breeze?

Sen. Lindsey Graham a no-show at scheduled Fulton County court appearance

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46/AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham did not show up to his scheduled appearance on Wednesday at the Fulton County courthouse.

Graham was subpoenaed to testify to a special grand jury that’s investigating whether Trump and others broke any laws when they tried to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Georgia in 2020.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:13:39am

re: #235 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

speaking of Lindsey, he really stepped in it with this:

tweeters are not having it

:D

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:15:22am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:15:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:16:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:17:37am
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Ming5000  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:18:46am

Russians can’t take time to check in on relatives in Moscow anymore? What is this, Soviet Union?

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:20:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:20:19am
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rhuarc  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:20:26am

I forgot to post this the other day from some local news. Completely on brand for the GOP.

Man convicted in federal scheme elected to Rock Island County GOP

Aman who was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison in a scheme to sell unlicensed drugs, claiming to treat or even cure the terminally ill, now is serving as a vice chairman for the Rock Island County GOP.

Lawrence Stowe, 69, also has revived his efforts to solicit donations for medical treatments out of his brother’s home in Moline. He said Wednesday that he was “innocent from the beginning” and intends to prove that several federal agencies, the federal judge and the TV program ‘60 Minutes’ all were out to get him.

Stowe admitted as part of his guilty plea in federal court that, beginning in January 2006, he used several businesses, including The Stowe Foundation, to advertise and promote a medical treatment protocol for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, and other neurological diseases.

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:22:45am

re: #158 austin_blue

My first job was at Plessey Edge Lane in Liverpool, one of the big 3 telephone equipment manufacturers in the UK (GEC, Plessey and STC). I was a programmer straight out of university in one building with 300 new hires working on the 1st generation of digital telephone exchanges. The other 1000 odd people on site (down from around 10,000 at peak) were working on equipment for electromechanical exchanges (crossbar, strowger).

The huge canteen was run on strict cost reduction principles, you brought your own knife and fork, or bought a plastic knife and fork, that you could rinse and reuse.

The food was also the cheapest possible. Braised ox tail. Braised beef heart. Offal you’ve never heard of.

It was an incredible cultural shock for me.

And delicious.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:24:44am

Mike Scarneccia

@JoeRoganMD

Replying to
@dbongino
MAGA’s are responding to the Mar-a-Lago raid by attacking Hunter Biden, Hillary, the FBI, Attorney General Merrick Garland & even Robert Mueller… but have you noticed that not A SINGLE MAGA has yet to deny that Trump stole the classified documents? It’s VERY telling…

And

Middle Age Riot
@middleageriot

For Republicans, the question is never, “Did Trump do something wrong?”
The question is, “Who snitched?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:28:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:30:10am

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dat_said  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:31:17am

re: #174 Targetpractice

Now Spam I do like, especially diced up in some scrambled eggs with a bit of grated cheese. Quick & filling meal when I’ve just gotten home from work.

By statute, someone from MN has to mention the SPAM museum in Austin, MN, conveniently located near Interstate 90 on your way somewhere else.

Try the hot and spicy variety with your eggs. Unfortunately , the turkey is, uh, interesting. spam.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:31:51am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:33:49am

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As of yet, she’s refused to answer the questionnaire. She and several others who won their elections also received these questionnaires. They have all complained to the county.

The county GOP says that the bylaws of the party are what determine whether people are seated, not elections.

We see your hands and legs are tied
In clearest breach of by-law five
And left here in this little room
In clearest breach of by-law two
And though you know that we take pains
The process of the law remains
All technicalities aside
You’ll see our hands are also tied
—————————
The Torch Committee
Song by Josh Ritter

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:33:59am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:37:10am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

More cat videos, the best and highest use of social media.

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Ming5000  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:37:33am

I didn’t follow the theft of Crimea closely at the time.

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:37:51am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Simon doesn’t seem to have a sense-of-humour. (3:40)

What set him off? Owns a winery?

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:43:53am

re: #235 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Hmmmmm. Is that a Contempt of Court charge I smell wafting in the breeze?

Sen. Lindsey Graham a no-show at scheduled Fulton County court appearance

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46/AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham did not show up to his scheduled appearance on Wednesday at the Fulton County courthouse.

Graham was subpoenaed to testify to a special grand jury that’s investigating whether Trump and others broke any laws when they tried to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Georgia in 2020.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:47:13am

re: #173 Hecuba’s daughter

wording

4 again today

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An unexpected 3/6 today. Was stunned it was the correct word.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:48:07am

re: #174 Targetpractice

Now Spam I do like, especially diced up in some scrambled eggs with a bit of grated cheese. Quick & filling meal when I’ve just gotten home from work.

I like a nice fried slab with runny eggs over top. Good stuff.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:48:38am

re: #256 Dopamine Fish

Well crap.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:48:52am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:49:31am

re: #259 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well crap.

I know; I tried to find your post as soon as I saw that tweet. I figured it’s better to correct the record than to have that hanging out there in error.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:50:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:53:08am
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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:54:15am

re: #10 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Our deserts are precious:

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..

meanwhile, the creosote bush has its own youtube channel: “The David Attenborough biped grows so slowly that when it visited me after 40 years, during which time I’d played sessions drums on 4 seminal punk albums and been to Breadloaf twice as a non-fiction contributor, I realized that it had hardly grown at all.”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:56:15am

re: #258 Eventual Carrion

I like a nice fried slab with runny eggs over top. Good stuff.

I like Hawaiian spam musubi.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:56:28am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 6:59:21am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:00:33am

re: #261 Dopamine Fish

I know; I tried to find your post as soon as I saw that tweet. I figured it’s better to correct the record than to have that hanging out there in error.

Thanks. I appreciate it.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:03:04am

re: #265 Barefoot Grin

I like Hawaiian spam musubi.

Yes!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:03:40am

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

Under His Eye.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:04:03am

re: #267 Crush White Nationalism

Rudy Giuliani completely torpedoing Trump on this shit would be too funny.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:04:22am

I don’t remember hearing about the original plan, but, in 2020, Georgia, via Kemp, got the approval from Trump to implement a system that would block access to the ACA signup website, forcing people to have to register with private companies directly for health care. Biden has rescinded that.

dailykos.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:05:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:08:57am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:10:34am

This is where my grandparents lived. It’s the first house my parents brought me to when I came home from the hospital and has been in the family over 60 years. This morning I walked out of it for the last time and took this photo.

I have so many memories from this place.

Soon, the lot will be sold and someone will probably tear the old house down and build a new one.

Change sucks sometimes, but I’m at peace with things.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:13:29am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

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This is where my grandparents lived. It’s the first house my parents brought me to when I came into the hospital and has been in the family over 60 years. This morning I walked out of it for the last time and took this photo.

I have so many memories from this place.

Soon, the lot will be sold and someone will probably tear the old house down and build a new one.

Change sucks sometimes, but I’m at peace with things.

Sometimes I look at my life and get struck in the face by how much change has occurred. The childhood home I spent the most time in burned to the ground a decade ago in a suspected insurance fraud incident. The houses my parents lived in growing up have both been sold to new owners. This house I live in right now has already changed immensely just in the last two years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:13:33am

thread

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:15:32am

re: #276 Dopamine Fish

Sometimes I look at my life and get struck in the face by how much change has occurred. The childhood home I spent the most time in burned to the ground a decade ago in a suspected insurance fraud incident. The houses my parents lived in growing up have both been sold to new owners. This house I live in right now has already changed immensely just in the last two years.

My childhood home, in South Pasadena, California, still stands. The current owners haven’t really done much with it beyond a different exterior paint scheme.

It was built by my dad back in 1958.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:17:19am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

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This is where my grandparents lived. It’s the first house my parents brought me to when I came into the hospital and has been in the family over 60 years. This morning I walked out of it for the last time and took this photo.

I have so many memories from this place.

Soon, the lot will be sold and someone will probably tear the old house down and build a new one.

Change sucks sometimes, but I’m at peace with things.

It is a sort of odd thing dealing with things like this. Attachment to nostalgia and memories combined with the necessity of being able to move on as well. (I once upset a friend of mine by telling him that of course I expected to outlive my parents. And that it was something that would need to be moved on from.)

I haven’t seen my maternal grandparents house near Buffalo in years. That was sold in the 1970s when they moved to Tucson for a downsizing and what they saw as better weather.

My paternal grandparents house in PA coal country is currently owned and lived in by one of my first cousins. I have been there in the past ten years and the exterior looks much the same. In fact, chunks of the borough itself seem unchanged since the 1970s including a number of storefronts among the main street (Though the McCrory’s 5&10 is now a different business.)

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:18:51am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:20:29am

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:23:58am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:26:25am

this thread, yikes!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:29:33am

re: #281 Eventual Carrion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:30:42am

re: #280 No Malarkey!

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mmmirele  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:31:04am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:31:11am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

this thread, yikes!

This is why aidaccess.org is so vital. The doctors and pharmacies are in foreign countries, beyond the reach of state prosecutors.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:31:12am

re: #284 No Malarkey!

Wait, so is James seeking the dissolution of the Trump Organization itself?

If so, that’d be a big fuckin’ deal!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:31:36am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

Wait, so is James seeking the dissolution of the Trump Organization itself?

If so, that’d be a big fuckin’ deal!

Maybe; I hope so!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:32:46am

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:35:40am

re: #218 Dr Lizardo

I really hope Trump somehow gets around to seeing this:

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One quibble, his father wouldn’t be ashamed. His father was a scumbag also.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:37:39am

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:42:19am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

My childhood home, in South Pasadena, California, still stands. The current owners haven’t really done much with it beyond a different exterior paint scheme.

It was built by my dad back in 1958.

My family’s old house in Gary Indiana, also built around 1958, is still standing and inhabited, unlike a lot of the other ones on out block

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:42:42am

re: #223 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:45:54am

re: #292 No Malarkey!

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:46:34am

re: #279 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Alexandra crescent, Leeds (a notably straight street). Demolished as a slum.

17 Broomfield road, Leeds. Still standing.

102(?) Idminston road, London. Still standing.

116(?) Huddersfield road, Elland, West Yorkshire, still standing.

Kensington, Liverpool. Still standing, unfortunately.

Belgrave terrace, Spring Bank, Hull. The gay bar is no longer next door, but the buildings are still standing.

Rue Castex, Paris. Still there.

Rue Oberkampf, Paris, still there.

Chez moi, Champigny-sur-Marne, still there, despite a leaky roof which I must get fixed when everyone gets back from vacation.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:46:47am

Got the usual 4/6

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:46:48am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:46:49am

re: #287 No Malarkey!

Can’t non-Americans still be prosecuted for violating U.S. laws?

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:50:46am

re: #299 Eclectic Cyborg

Can’t non-Americans still be prosecuted for violating U.S. laws?

If they’re in the US, yes. A doctor in a foreign country is under no obligation to follow US federal law, let alone some state’s asinine law that violates best medical practices.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:51:12am

re: #299 Eclectic Cyborg

Can’t non-Americans still be prosecuted for violating U.S. laws?

Wouldn’t be worth their time IMO. They’d go after the women ordering the medications instead.

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Sherlock Hound  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:53:39am

re: #293 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My family’s old house in Gary Indiana, also built around 1958, is still standing and inhabited, unlike a lot of the other ones on out block

Old townies bitch about Salem changing, and many of the businesses have disappeared and been replaced. But, every one of the five previous homes I lived in, still exist. I even walk by them from time to time.

And I’ve outlived my Mom for 30 years now. 😟

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:56:33am

re: #300 Dopamine Fish

If they’re in the US, yes. A doctor in a foreign country is under no obligation to follow US federal law, let alone some state’s asinine law that violates best medical practices.

They will probably have difficulty getting foreign countries to extradite their citizens to the U.S. for mailing abortion pills. Of course the next GOP President will vigorously enforce the federal prohibition on mailing abortion pills.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:58:48am

re: #301 GlutenFreeJesus

Wouldn’t be worth their time IMO. They’d go after the women ordering the medications instead.

That is definitely coming. Women who need to contact aidaccess.org should use a burner phone and destroy it afterwards, and never discuss their plans on social media.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 7:59:17am

One for the ladies (not really, unless you’re into that sort of thing).

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:03:45am

re: #303 No Malarkey!

They will probably have difficulty getting foreign countries to extradite their citizens to the U.S. for mailing abortion pills. Of course the next GOP President will vigorously enforce the federal prohibition on mailing abortion pills.

We need some open source recipes for creating these.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:06:11am

re: #249 dat_said

By statute, someone from MN has to mention the SPAM museum in Austin, MN, conveniently located near Interstate 90 on your way somewhere else.

Try the hot and spicy variety with your eggs. Unfortunately , the turkey is, uh, interesting. spam.com

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:06:41am
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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:10:48am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

this thread, yikes!

i found some articles on this floating around going back to the middle of June

this one gave me the most confidence

We didn’t mention these laws because the circuit courts long ago declared that they only apply to unlawful items. So, since abortion is legal and the FDA has approved distribution of mifepristone as safe and effective, including by mail, these are lawful activities and items, thus the law, as interpreted by the courts, doesn’t apply. Even now that some states have made abortion illegal, the pills still are legal under federal law. This is why no one in any of the litigation, regulatory comments, or other advocacy around medication abortion for the past decades has raised these laws, even the Trump administration in the litigation about mailing pills that went to the Supreme Court.

To put a finer point on it, any contrary interpretation than what I explained here would ban abortion everywhere because every device used to perform an abortion in a clinic (forceps, cannulas, etc.) would be banned from being shipped to the clinics (none of the clinics make their own!). These are lawful items for lawful procedures so they can be sent in the mail.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:14:02am

One of their cleaning people killed another in the middle of the night.

GM’s Chevy Bolt assembly plant shuts down after fight results in
one death of 1 worker
(USA Today)

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:17:04am

re: #295 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:18:47am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:22:21am

re: #312 lawhawk

Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech”

These people read the Constitution as selectively and shoddily as they read the Bible

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:23:09am

re: #245 John Hughes

My first job was at Plessey Edge Lane in Liverpool, one of the big 3 telephone equipment manufacturers in the UK (GEC, Plessey and STC). I was a programmer straight out of university in one building with 300 new hires working on the 1st generation of digital telephone exchanges. The other 1000 odd people on site (down from around 10,000 at peak) were working on equipment for electromechanical exchanges (crossbar, strowger).

The huge canteen was run on strict cost reduction principles, you brought your own knife and fork, or bought a plastic knife and fork, that you could rinse and reuse.

The food was also the cheapest possible. Braised ox tail. Braised beef heart. Offal you’ve never heard of.

It was an incredible cultural shock for me.

And delicious.

I was going to use oxtail in some soup, but when I got to the checkout, I realized it was like 19 bucks for two pieces of ox tail. I was like what the fuck? this is the part of an ox no one would use for anything except soup seasoning and they want tenderloin prices for it?

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:24:49am

re: #313 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

None of these people would pass citizenship tests. That’s pretty hilarious considering that they hate immigration and immigrants who are not white Christians.

Not Trump. Not the fascists in the GOP. None of them. They wouldn’t know where to start, because they’ve bought the baffling BS about pretty much everything that Fox spews at them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:27:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:27:11am

re: #245 John Hughes

The huge canteen was run on strict cost reduction principles, you brought your own knife and fork, or bought a plastic knife and fork, that you could rinse and reuse.

The food was also the cheapest possible. Braised ox tail. Braised beef heart. Offal you’ve never heard of.

It was an incredible cultural shock for me.

And delicious.

I have friends from northern England who talk about the School Lunch Ladies from Hell whose job it was to ensure that everyone ate everything that was served to them at the school cafeteria, no matter how hideous it was.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:27:57am

re: #316 The Pie Overlord!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:28:07am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fuck you Rod, It’s a rule of law issue. You, TFG and others are on the wrong side of it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:28:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:29:01am

…and so it begins, the Harper’s Ferry Raid of Boogaloo 2

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:29:19am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:30:06am

re: #317 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have friends from northern England who talk about the School Lunch Ladies from Hell whose job it was to ensure that everyone ate everything that was served to them at the school cafeteria, no matter how hideous it was.

I am right handed, but I hold my fork in my left hand because the English school lunch ladies forced me to back in the sixties.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:30:31am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:30:56am

re: #316 The Pie Overlord!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:31:22am

“Law and Order” is a term with a specific meaning to the Right: it means that Law Enforcement officers should have unlimited power and minimal answerability when enforcing L&O on poor people and minorities, but not against Patriots.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:32:02am

re: #324 The Pie Overlord!

All that these morons know about evolution is the name “Darwin,” and that they hate him for being observant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:32:12am

re: #323 No Malarkey!

I am right handed, but I hold my fork in my left hand because the English school lunch ladies forced me to back in the sixties.

Did they whack the back of your hand with a soup ladle?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:33:24am
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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:33:38am

re: #328 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did they whack the back of you hand with a soup ladle?

Unless I suppressed a traumatic memory, I think they just switched the utensils in my hands.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:34:11am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

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This is where my grandparents lived. It’s the first house my parents brought me to when I came home from the hospital and has been in the family over 60 years. This morning I walked out of it for the last time and took this photo.

I have so many memories from this place.

Soon, the lot will be sold and someone will probably tear the old house down and build a new one.

Change sucks sometimes, but I’m at peace with things.

The farmhouse and barn where I was born is not owned by my family anymore. We had about 145 acre when I was born. Parents sold the place to grandma and grandpa when dad decided to move us to California in ‘62. Dad got sick of Cal after a few years and we came back. Grands sold the farmhouse, barn and about 8 acre of the land in early 80’s. They had a trailer set on the remaining acreage by the access road. After they died it was willed to my dad’s sister. She and her husband built a house on a plot of the land. So about 135 or so acre are still in the family.

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:35:03am

Booker has a near zero chance of defeating Rand Paul because Kentucky, but I will be voting for him.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:36:19am

re: #316 The Pie Overlord!

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:39:37am
Aug. 11 (UPI) — FBI Director Christopher Wray, the bureau’s top official who signed off on the raid of former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida this week, has condemned threats coming from radical far-right corners of social media in response to the operation.

Wray spoke publicly on Wednesday for the first time since the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Dozens of agents executed a search warrant at Trump’s home there in connection with possible missing and classified documents from Trump’s White House.

All presidential records are required by federal law to be turned over to the National Archives.

At an event in Omaha on Wednesday, Wray took a few questions from reporters and condemned the threats of violence in far-right circles like Gab, the social site frequented by White supremacists.

FBI chief Christopher Wray says bureau monitoring ‘deplorable’ threats after raid of Donald Trump’s home in Florida (UPI via MSN)

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:40:31am

re: #317 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have friends from northern England who talk about the School Lunch Ladies from Hell whose job it was to ensure that everyone ate everything that was served to them at the school cafeteria, no matter how hideous it was.

Yup, had that.

Never a problem for me.

Well, except for semolina pudding, of course.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:41:32am

re: #335 John Hughes

Yup, had that.

Never a problem for me.

Well, except for semolina pudding, of course.

pork fagots and spotted dick? toad in the hole? kidney pie?

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:43:48am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

pork fagots and spotted dick? toad in the hole? kidney pie?

Nectar.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:44:20am

re: #276 Dopamine Fish

Sometimes I look at my life and get struck in the face by how much change has occurred. The childhood home I spent the most time in burned to the ground a decade ago in a suspected insurance fraud incident. The houses my parents lived in growing up have both been sold to new owners. This house I live in right now has already changed immensely just in the last two years.

I grew up in courtyard building with 21 apartment owned by an aunt’s in-laws. It was a very quiet neighborhood on Chicago’s west side. But the violence of the 60’s transformed the area; when I returned home from college for the summer, the National Guard was patrolling the street a half block away. My parents moved to the north side in about 1967 and a few years later the building was burnt to the ground, a victim of the violence of that time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:48:24am

re: #320 The Pie Overlord!

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(((Archangel1)))  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:48:31am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:49:17am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

this thread, yikes!

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If the GOP again gains control of the WH, these laws will be weaponized and enforced.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:49:21am
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Teukka  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:52:06am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

How long before another one of the crazies try an ANFO bomb?

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:56:32am
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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:57:03am

re: #334 Crush White Nationalism

FBI chief Christopher Wray says bureau monitoring ‘deplorable’ threats after raid of Donald Trump’s home in Florida (UPI via MSN)

this is pretty clear, complete and unambiguous:
“All presidential records are required by federal law to be turned over to the National Archives.”

know what else is?

‘Upon written request’ of the chairman of one of the three congressional tax committees, the Secretary ‘shall furnish’ the requested tax information to the Committee,’

requested in April 2019
(it’s august 2022, fyi)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 8:57:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:02:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:05:57am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:07:17am
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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:07:25am

re: #344 Crush White Nationalism

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this is federal territory (Comstock Laws)
i dont see it working (ianal)

the fda is federal
the usps is federal
the drugs are approved by the fda
they are lawful products
lawful products can lawfully be mailed

in any case, misusing the mails would be a federal offense.
what’s a state AG gonna do w/r/t this statute?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:07:47am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:09:03am

re: #350 Dangerman

this is federal territory (Comstock Laws)
i dont see it working (ianal)

the fda is federal
the usps is federal
the drugs are approved by the fda
they are lawful products
lawful products can lawfully be mailed

in any case, misusing the mails would be a federal offense.
what’s a state AG gonna do w/r/t this statute?

Something corrupt. When a Republican AG says something terrible, they just remind me that they exist and were involved in a narcissistic sociopath’s coup attempt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:12:04am
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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:16:25am

instead of pushing back or, you know, being a journalist, all the clearly uncomfortable anchor does is say, “Right… Right… That’s right.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:17:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:18:25am

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:19:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:19:35am

re: #354 Dangerman

Real America’s Voice anchor affirms QAnon, says the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago was to prevent Trump from exposing satanic pedophile rings.

…now it all becomes clear, the FBI raid was just a smokescreen to get in and destroy evidence that Trump had been compiling against the Deep Sheep State. What sort of country do we live in when True Patriots are no longer safe in their estates?

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:20:22am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

Projecting like an IMax in space.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:21:50am

AP

so here’s why Lindsey didnt show up:

Fulton County Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Donald Wakeford made that argument Wednesday during a federal court hearing on a request by Graham to quash his subpoena. Brian Lea, an attorney for Graham, argued that Graham’s position as a senator protects him from having to appear before the special grand jury in the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and his allies committed crimes as they sought to overturn his narrow election loss in Georgia.

Graham’s attorneys — including Don McGahn, who served as White House counsel under Trump — successfully moved the issue of whether the subpoena should be quashed from Fulton County Superior Court to federal court.

U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May said she hopes to issue a ruling Friday but that it may take her until Monday to decide whether Graham should have to testify.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:23:19am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

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…so not satanic pedophile rings?

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:26:49am
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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:28:32am
The news about the FBI’s source coincide with reports that Trump is experiencing paranoia in the aftermath of the Mar-a-Lago search.

Mick Mulvaney Believes FBI Informant is ‘Really Close’ to Trump: Only 6-8 People Knew About the Mar-a-Lago Safe (Mediaite)

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:28:34am

It’s amazing how many R senators and reps don’t know how the irs works.

And aren’t afraid to show it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:30:00am

re: #362 jaunte

When leaders of an industry meet in private to discuss the market, that is what we call a Cartel, unless we are in GOP USA, when it is called “Unregulated Free Enterprise”

We are really reverting back to days before Teddy Roosevelt the great Trust-Buster.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:30:15am

re: #363 Crush White Nationalism

Mick Mulvaney Believes FBI Informant is ‘Really Close’ to Trump: Only 6-8 People Knew About the Mar-a-Lago Safe (Mediaite)

It was Jared and Ivanka.

In the library.

With a pipe wrench.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:30:18am

re: #364 Dangerman

Just imagine the ration of mockery a Democrat would get on Fox if he came on talking about “AK-15s.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:31:11am

re: #364 Dangerman

It’s amazing how many R senators and reps don’t know how the irs works.

And aren’t afraid to show it.

They know. But they know that most of their base doesn’t.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:32:10am

re: #365 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When leaders of an industry meet in private to discuss the market, that is what we call a Cartel, unless we are in GOP USA, when it is called “Unregulated Free Enterprise”

We are really reverting back to days before Teddy Roosevelt the great Trust-Buster.

Sadly, we have an unofficial cartel here in Czech Republic when it comes to mobile telephony. And the Czech Telecommunications Authority straight-up refuses to do anything about it.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:33:43am

re: #363 Crush White Nationalism

Mick Mulvaney Believes FBI Informant is ‘Really Close’ to Trump: Only 6-8 People Knew About the Mar-a-Lago Safe (Mediaite)

Waitll they start weaponizing his paranoia:

I don’t like you so I tell trump you’re a rat.
Maybe he stops trusting you

Now multiply it

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:35:34am

re: #368 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know. But they know that most of their base doesn’t.

Ok
“Aren’t afraid to appear like they’re clueless”

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:36:32am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:38:49am

re: #369 Dr Lizardo

Sadly, we have an unofficial cartel here in Czech Republic when it comes to mobile telephony. And the Czech Telecommunications Authority straight-up refuses to do anything about it.

It’s similar here in the States. There are only three major carriers and they all conduct business similarly. You WILL get screwed over at some point, the only choice you have is who does it.

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danarchy  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:39:58am

re: #363 Crush White Nationalism

Mick Mulvaney Believes FBI Informant is ‘Really Close’ to Trump: Only 6-8 People Knew About the Mar-a-Lago Safe (Mediaite)

I don’t buy that only 6-8 people knew about it. I am sure Mar-A-Lago has some sort of facilities or grounds keepers team and if the facilities manager knew about the install which he would I bet the whole team knows. Not to mention any other staff that happened to see a work crew dragging the safe in and, and the work crew itself if it was an outside company, and anyone they may have told that they were installing a safe at mar-a-lago today etc.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:40:40am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:41:12am

re: #374 danarchy

All those people who are invisible to the Trump insiders.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:42:00am

re: #374 danarchy

I don’t buy that only 6-8 people knew about it. I am sure Mar-A-Lago has some sort of facilities or grounds keepers team and if the facilities manager knew about the install which he would I bet the whole team knows. Not to mention any other staff that happened to see a work crew dragging the safe in and, and the work crew itself if it was an outside company, and anyone they may have told that they were installing a safe at mar-a-lago today etc.

It feeds Trump’s paranoia about being betrayed by his inner circle, so I’m fine with the claim.

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danarchy  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:43:44am

re: #373 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s similar here in the States. There are only three major carriers and they all conduct business similarly. You WILL get screwed over at some point, the only choice you have is who does it.

Yeah but their are countless MVNOs that resell service on the major carriers at some extremely good rates, and I have tested many of them and the service is as good as the major carriers. You do get into the finger pointing thing though if there is some sort of issue which is tiresome.

A lot of the MVNOs also don’t support international roaming so if that is something you need you only have a few options.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:45:17am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:45:38am

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(LOL 1:35)

Because, seriously, I cannot tell any longer, was that satire or a really dumb chick saying really dumb things. I mean, she sounds like a typical DonnyJ voter.

Which was it? Anyone?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:46:49am

re: #175 Captain Ron

Is that a tegu?

A lizard that is bad tempered and an invasive species in Florida.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:48:19am

re: #380 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Because, seriously, I cannot tell any longer, was that satire or a really dumb chick saying really dumb things. I mean, she sounds like a typical DonnyJ voter.

Which was it? Anyone?

Someone on twitter said it was parody.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:49:07am

re: #381 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A lizard that is bad tempered and an invasive species in Florida.

Can’t we talk about anything but Donald Trump?

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:50:42am

A theory: it was the raid on Monday that put fear into his heart and shut Trump up. Without that raid, Trump would have blithely ignored his attorneys and answered the questions using his standby rhetoric that evaluations were based on his feelings of the day or lying through his teeth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:51:36am

“expert” enters the chat to mansplain badly (and prove he has no idea what he’s talking about):

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mmmirele  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:53:44am

re: #340 (((Archangel1)))

The cat on the left is Maru, who is Internet famous for stuffing himself in boxes. The cat on the right is Hana, better known as Maru’s straight cat.

Here’s the original video of Maru discovering boxes. About halfway through, he’s figured out the trick of sailing out of big boxes.

Youtube Video

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:57:12am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:58:36am

Here we go. Some armed motherfucker (thanks Beto) in body armor tried to break into an FBI office in Ohio.

cnn.com

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:58:59am

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:59:26am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

So how would David there explain the Thalidomide scandal?

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 9:59:33am

re: #367 jaunte

Just imagine the ration of mockery a Democrat would get on Fox if he came on talking about “AK-15s.”

Totally missed that.
I was overtaken by how idiotic the rest was

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:00:02am

re: #362 jaunte

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The argument by these guys when every house has a storage battery will be that renewables are unreliable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:00:18am

re: #389 No Malarkey!

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:00:20am

re: #387 DodgerFan1988

We probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions, even though the timing sure suggests the attack is Trump related.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:00:39am

re: #372 jaunte

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Michael thinks h’es Legion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:00:44am
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:01:13am

re: #374 danarchy

I don’t buy that only 6-8 people knew about it. I am sure Mar-A-Lago has some sort of facilities or grounds keepers team and if the facilities manager knew about the install which he would I bet the whole team knows. Not to mention any other staff that happened to see a work crew dragging the safe in and, and the work crew itself if it was an outside company, and anyone they may have told that they were installing a safe at mar-a-lago today etc.

Plus, I would assume, any FBI agent with a search warrant naming that bedroom. They’re not invisible.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:03:11am
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jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:08:17am

re: #392 Belafon

I’m sure they’re already planning to corner the market for the raw materials for batteries.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:09:28am

re: #372 jaunte

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Now do epinephrine (epi-pens).

NB: the way the company keeps it expensive (the drug itself is way the hell out of patent, and cheap to produce) is because they own the patent for the injector.

Which, BTW, was developed under federal contract back when the military wanted all their troops to carry atropine just-in-case. The manufacturer went under when the gov’t stopped issuing nerve-gas-antidote pens… Joe Manchin’s daughter’s company bought the patent and hiked the price.

401
GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:09:48am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

They only want protection for “their” judges.

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Teukka  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:10:39am
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sagehen  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:11:33am

re: #375 Crush White Nationalism

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Don’t ALL the Illinois governors (D&R both) end up in prison? It’s like a tradition.

The only thing more crooked than a Chicago political is a New Orleans politician.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:13:54am

re: #403 sagehen

Don’t ALL the Illinois governors (D&R both) end up in prison? It’s like a tradition.

The only thing more crooked than a Chicago political is a New Orleans politician.

Yes. We’re not biased, and will lock up any crooked politician.

405
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:17:10am

re: #394 No Malarkey!

We probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions, even though the timing sure suggests the attack is Trump related.

There’s lots of kinds of crazy to account for

406
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:20:09am
407
jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:20:46am
408
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:20:47am

re: #401 GlutenFreeJesus

They only want protection for “their” judges.

When I brought this up yesterday I was specific to state “6 of 9”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:23:10am
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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:23:13am

re: #405 Dangerman

There’s lots of kinds of crazy to account for

Do we even know if the guy’s white and therefore should be excused?

411
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:23:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:25:55am

he’s a special kind of eejit:

413
No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:26:38am

Not that they wouldn’t anyway, but the fact we may never be able to know any details about these documents will make it easier for the Right to lie about them.

414
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:27:25am
415
Shropshire Slasher  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:27:52am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

The FBI should start wearing ski masks when executing search warrants from now on to protect their identity so random whackos don’t take out their friends and family.

416
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:28:40am
417
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:28:53am

re: #407 jaunte

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After the June meeting why didnt he move the stuff he kept and intentionally didnt turn over?

This search was forseeable

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:28:57am
419
Crush White Nationalism  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:29:57am

re: #415 Shropshire Slasher

The FBI should start wearing ski masks when executing search warrants from now on to protect their identity so random whackos don’t take out their friends and family.

No. We already have a problem with policing by goons who hide their identity.

420
Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:30:10am

re: #416 Backwoods_Sleuth

The best and brightest of the superior race!

421
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:30:19am
422
Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:32:01am

re: #418 Backwoods_Sleuth

They have shot him and have him pinned down in a field. I don’t see them playing victim. They are locked and loaded and ready to take that shitstain out if needed.

423
sagehen  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:32:54am

re: #415 Shropshire Slasher

The FBI should start wearing ski masks when executing search warrants from now on to protect their identity so random whackos don’t take out their friends and family.

424
Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:33:14am

re: #413 No Malarkey!

Yeah, those alarm bells are getting increasingly louder.

JFC, what kind of docs did Trump have in his possession?

425
TedStriker  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:33:17am

re: #193 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Another one not forgotten:

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Video

..

Youtube Video

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:33:48am

re: #419 Crush White Nationalism

Trump broke the story on Truth Social at the end of the raid because if he did it at the beginning it would have been a war zone.

427
Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:34:06am

re: #424 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, those alarm bells are getting increasingly louder.

JFC, what kind of docs did Trump have in his possession?

Whatever Putin or Bonesaw was asking for.

428
jaunte  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:34:08am

Texas religious fanatics at it again.

“…Now, in the video that Weston found online, she was telling the school board that a local Christian pastor, rather than librarians, should decide which books should be allowed on public school shelves. “He would never steer you wrong,” she said.

The clip ended with the woman striding away from the lectern, and the audience showering her with applause.

Weston, 28, said his heart was racing as he watched and rewatched the video — and not only because he opposes censorship. He’d instantly recognized the speaker.

It was his mother, Monica Brown.

The same woman, he said, who’d removed pages from science books when he was a child to keep him and his siblings from seeing illustrations of male and female anatomy. The woman who’d always warned that reading the wrong books or watching the wrong movies could open the door to sinful temptation. And the one, he said, who’d effectively cut him off from his family four years ago after he came out as gay.”

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No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:36:08am

re: #424 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, those alarm bells are getting increasingly louder.

JFC, what kind of docs did Trump have in his possession?

We will probably never know; Putin may though.

430
Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:36:45am

re: #427 Eventual Carrion

Whatever Putin or Bonesaw was asking for.

Hmmm, didn’t Trump just say “no one has gotten to the bottom of 9/11”? Maybe, nah, rank speculation.

431
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:36:54am

re: #419 Crush White Nationalism

No. We already have a problem with policing by goons who hide their identity.

Correct

Law enforcement needs to deal with the whackos

432
Dopamine Fish  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:36:55am

re: #424 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, those alarm bells are getting increasingly louder.

JFC, what kind of docs did Trump have in his possession?

I saw a random Twitter person say that they were nuclear-related. Now, I don’t put a lot of stock in random Twitter people, but that would definitely explain the urgency, especially if the DOJ has information that they were shown or sold to a Russian national, and crazy Comrade Putin has been threatening nuclear war.

433
Teukka  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:37:18am

re: #413 No Malarkey!

Not that they wouldn’t anyway, but the fact we may never be able to know any details about these documents will make it easier for the Right to lie about them.

434
No Malarkey!  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:37:55am

re: #415 Shropshire Slasher

The FBI should start wearing ski masks when executing search warrants from now on to protect their identity so random whackos don’t take out their friends and family.

I never thought I would see the day that we would have to worry about death squads in the U.S.

435
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:37:58am

re: #416 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ok that’s it
I cannot read this stuff while im eating

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:39:07am

re: #434 No Malarkey!

I never thought I would see the day that we would have to worry about death squads in the U.S.

Black Americans have worried about such things forever.

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:39:09am

re: #421 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Possible”?
Oh I think its damned likely

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:39:20am

re: #434 No Malarkey!

I never thought I would see the day that we would have to worry about death squads in the U.S.

The new normal.

439
Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:40:47am

re: #424 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, those alarm bells are getting increasingly louder.

JFC, what kind of docs did Trump have in his possession?

“Authorities also believed the documents remaining at Mar-a-Lago had national security implications.”

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Dangerman  Aug 11, 2022 • 10:43:42am

re: #429 No Malarkey!

We will probably never know; Putin may though.

We may learn something based on the severity of the charges (if any)

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2022 • 1:32:30pm

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

pork fagots and spotted dick? toad in the hole? kidney pie?

Nectar.re: #369 Dr Lizardo

Sadly, we have an unofficial cartel here in Czech Republic when it comes to mobile telephony. And the Czech Telecommunications Authority straight-up refuses to do anything about it.

Sounds like a job for… The Commission!


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