Tommy Emmanuel Tears It Up w/ Bob Littell on Harp: “House of the Risin’ Sun” (Live From Sierra Nevada Brewery)

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206 comments
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gocart mozart  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:32:20pm
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jaunte  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:39:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:39:37pm
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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:46:23pm

CL’d:

re: #212 Dave In Austin

So……..
How many here knew that Arizona had sold off it’s aquifer rights to the Bone Saw Kingdom.
Yep…… They did that.

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Me replying to someone in the comments:

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jaunte  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:53:42pm

So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
That there’s any thing, called a major motion
Now jail the dope (don’t let him slip, baby)
Jail the dope (his crime is all over)
Jail the dope (don’t lose the dope, baby)
Jail the dope

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gocart mozart  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:55:05pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 19, 2022 • 5:57:02pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Even before we get to the question of how many dogs have shat on that star, this is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:01:49pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

It gives their shallow stunted lives purpose.

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:03:13pm

re: #248 jaunte

“Thanks for all the fish.”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:03:34pm

I skip most of the Pod Save America podcasts because who has time, but I listened to the most recent where they interviewed the British documentarian who had access to the Trumps in the final months before 1/6. He said that he was told to be prepared for a very depressed Trump in his interviews. Why? Trump was going through withdrawal after his twitter feed was banned. Yes, it was both horrify and that dumb.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:03:54pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:05:00pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

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Who would vote for someone that kisses sidewalks?

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EPR-radar  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:06:17pm

re: #12 I Would Prefer Not To

Who would vote for someone that kisses sidewalks?

Republicans. They have no standards.

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EPR-radar  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:09:29pm

re: #10 Barefoot Grin

I skip most of the Pod Save America podcasts because who has time, but I listened to the most recent where they interviewed the British documentarian who had access to the Trumps in the final months before 1/6. He said that he was told to be prepared for a very depressed Trump in his interviews. Why? Trump was going through withdrawal after his twitter feed was banned. Yes, it was both horrify and that dumb.

Naturally Trump was depressed. Getting banned from Twitter for trying to illegally stay in office with an attempted coup is, so far and to the best of anyone’s knowledge, the one and only time in Trump’s entire life where his bad behavior actually had consequences.

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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:21:11pm

I like how Tommy reserves one of his guitars expressly for the scratchy/thumpy/drummy bits. The varnish is just GONE off that axe. Nice to see he keeps only one of his axes for that sacrificial role.

Then again, I’m reminded of our old friend Mark Erlewine, who has repaired Trigger, Willie’s axe, again, and again, and again, and again, and again over the past forty five years.

Oh, he also made guitars for Garcia and several other people of whom you may have heard.

erlewineguitars.com

Austin is kind of a big luthier center.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:27:06pm
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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:31:11pm

re: #7 EPR-radar

Even before we get to the question of how many dogs have shat on that star, this is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.

To be clear, he paid cash money to fly out to LAX so he could kiss the shit and piss covered star of Donald J. Trumpf.

The next picture will be him licking Trumpf’s taint to profess his loyalty.

I’m going to go vomit now.

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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:39:59pm

Oh, wait, new Randy Rainbow:

Youtube Video

As usual, killer bee.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:41:30pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Is this real?

Here’s a real picture of Oz kissing his own star:

ETA: The picture with Trump’s star has to be a photoshop.

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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:43:55pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Is this real?

Here’s a real picture of Oz kissing his own star:

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ETA: The picture with Trump’s star has to be a photoshop.

It’s a Turkish thing?

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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:48:54pm

Goddamit! The kiss of Donald Trumpf’s taint is a fake!

apnews.com

He’s kissing his own taint! A remarkable example of contorsionism.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:49:11pm

Body found sitting in a chair in Sierra home, likely for years, officials say

The utilities were probably on auto-pay from the same bank where the deceased received benefit deposits. Several commenters want to know the make and model of the fan that ran continuously for 3 years.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:52:21pm

One of the great tragedies, in the eyes of certain whiners on social media, is the existence of Harfoots in RoP. And even worse, in the eyes of some, is that they have brown skin.

Regardless, this song (which certainly is scored for one or more of their scenes) I find a pleasant little tune:

Youtube Video
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..

Yes, it’s derivative and simple. Though I think that is the point, given it is a soundtrack and the Harfoots are supposed to be simple people.

I’m going to relish the tears of the haters when it turns out that this show is like by a lot of people.

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jaunte  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:52:33pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Now that’s what you call having your affairs in order.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 19, 2022 • 6:52:42pm

As far as I’m concerned, it’s as real as Dr Ozs residency in PA.

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austin_blue  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:01:39pm

And I’m finishing a book tonight.

Night all, sweet scaly dreams. Talk atcha tomorrow.

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wrenchwench  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:06:45pm

re: #26 austin_blue

And I’m finishing a book tonight.

Night all, sweet scaly dreams. Talk atcha tomorrow.

You’re writing a book?!?

/ pretty sure

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:13:50pm

re: #23 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

One of the great tragedies, in the eyes of certain whiners on social media, is the existence of Harfoots in RoP. And even worse, in the eyes of some, is that they have brown skin.

Regardless, this song (which certainly is scored for one or more of their scenes) I find a pleasant little tune:

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Video

Yes, it’s derivative and simple. Though I think that is the point, given it is a soundtrack and the Harfoots are supposed to be simple people.

I’m going to relish the tears of the haters when it turns out that this show is like by a lot of people.

The last part: not all who wander are lost, is said about Gandalf. ? Connection to the mystery man? Or just a red herring?

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Dangerman  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:16:22pm

re: #26 austin_blue

And I’m finishing a book tonight.

Night all, sweet scaly dreams. Talk atcha tomorrow.

I’ve been finishing a book for the last three nights.

Sleep keeps winning

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KingKenrod  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:42:08pm

“It’s an Epic Shitshow!” should be the GOP motto going forward.

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:47:07pm

re: #30 KingKenrod

“It’s an Epic Shitshow!” should be the GOP motto going forward.

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The party has reached the point where everyone is a grifter, and they know that the only way to win is going to be to shoot a few people.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:51:29pm

re: #28 retired cynic

The last part: not all who wander are lost, is said about Gandalf. ? Connection to the mystery man? Or just a red herring?

Yes, it’s a Gandalf thing.

Now the purists are whining that the Wizards didn’t come to M-e until the Third Age.

Whether it is Olorin (Gandalf’s pre-incarnate name) or not I do not know, but the Harfoots stumble across a ragged looking man who crashed into the ground inside a meteorite. Many fans speculate it is one of the Maia, if not Olorin.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 19, 2022 • 7:58:51pm

re: #23 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

That song reminds me of this, and perhaps that is intentional (and the Harfoot characters are playing to that kind of feeling):

Youtube Video



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wrenchwench  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:16:09pm
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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:18:24pm

for Anymouse:
Omaha Mayor’s Absences Are Not Making the Heartland Grow Fonder
esquire.com

Charlie Pierce tries to understand Anymouse’s friend, Jean Stothert.

She’s in Omaha. New husband is in Maryland. But she wants to rearrange the city government so she can meet him in St. Louis, where her family lives? But he’s moving to Omaha anyway? My brain hurts. I’d leave the city charter alone for a bit.

a few comments:

It seems to me the city runs fine without a mayor. Perhaps the city charter should be changed to eliminate that position

Correction: Bismarck has no outskirts. I’ve been to Bismarck- it barely has skirts.

Not even skirts. Just coveralls and galoshes (unisex, of course).

All politics is Sicilian

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William Lewis  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:28:11pm

re: #35 retired cynic

for Anymouse:
Omaha Mayor’s Absences Are Not Making the Heartland Grow Fonder
esquire.com

Charlie Pierce tries to understand Anymouse’s friend, Jean Stothert.

a few comments:

Smells a lot like the complaints about the Finnish prime minister going out and partying and to rock concerts. Is the job being done? If so, the rest is irrelevant.

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:31:56pm

re: #36 William Lewis

I believe it is different.

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:37:04pm

About She-Hulk critics:

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:47:57pm

What do you do when your list of want-to-dos contains:

Continue reading probability and statistics
Spanish
Bass guitar
Physics (all of it)
Write a book
Web development.

Which must fit in with:
Trying to do my part to save democracy
Wife
Senior in high school
Work
Exercise
A very senior dog
A middle aged dog

Get more sleep for one thing.
Seek a patron.

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:50:01pm

re: #39 Belafon

Bless your heart, you’re worse off than most of us!

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jaunte  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:50:36pm

East side of Houston, near the refineries:

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wrenchwench  Aug 19, 2022 • 8:54:52pm

re: #39 Belafon

What do you do when your list of want-to-dos contains:………….

I’d cut out that first thing. For several reasons.

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darthstar  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:05:01pm

Okay…just watched a really fun movie on Amazon - The Phantom of the Open - based on a true story. Yes, you have to pay $19.99 to watch it but when was the last time you spent money on a movie anyway?

Story’s about a crane operator in England who decides to enter the British Open…and does. Characters are all quite endearing and the soundtrack is divine.

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stpaulbear  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:05:19pm

re: #39 Belafon

If you want to put all those aspirations on an equal attainability level, I suggest buying and moving into a new house. Throw in selling the old house for kicks.

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wrenchwench  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:06:37pm

Who needs a cutting board? You have two hands.

So far.

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:07:06pm

Captain Magic, I have been worried about you! Really glad to see you lurking there, and liking my comment. Hope you are feeling better!

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:07:33pm

re: #40 retired cynic

Bless your heart, you’re worse off than most of us!

It’s definitely a first-world problem, but I have a tendency of wanting to do everything.

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:09:54pm

re: #45 wrenchwench

Who needs a cutting board? You have two hands.

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So far.

AAAAA gulp

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:13:48pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Is that picture being used for a GOP campaign ad or are the Democrats using it?

I actually see the latter doing so.

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:17:35pm

re: #45 wrenchwench

Who needs a cutting board? You have two hands.

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So far.

We’re definitely beyond Supersaiyan mode.

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retired cynic  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:19:53pm

re: #50 Belafon

We’re definitely beyond Supersaiyan mode.

don’t take that up

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:23:03pm

re: #38 Belafon

I watched the first episode again. I actually enjoyed it. It was quite funny. :)

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:24:57pm
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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:26:17pm

re: #51 retired cynic

don’t take that up

That one I’ll save for my son who wants to be a chef/drag queen/writer/violinist.

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Belafon  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:30:05pm

re: #42 wrenchwench

I’d cut out that first thing. For several reasons.

I’m reading that for a course on tracking moving objects through signal processing that is being offered up at work next year. It’s a sequel to a geolocation course offered this year. I dont get to do a lot with my math skills at work as a software engineer (and it’s kind of hard to find jobs that would use then here in the DFW area) so I’m taking the courses for fun.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 19, 2022 • 9:57:48pm

Since I’m going through the Rings of Power soundtrack (it is on Youtube though the songs are as singles under Youtube’s unhelpful “Various Artists” topic), I’m getting the feeling that McCreary has been influenced by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Here’s one of McCreary’s:

Youtube Video



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.

Now all theme music starts to sound alike and there is little around that. Trouble is if any composer really went out on a limb and offered up something new that large portions of the audience would reject it.

And of course a soundtrack has to enforce what is seen on the screen, and RoP will have a lot of epic shots so the music will be expected to be epic also, so the music ends up with a lot of large orchestral swelling climaxes.

Still, I think McCreary did well.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 19, 2022 • 10:15:57pm

Words — a 3

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 10:54:23pm

So a couple of hours ago I was finally starting to read through lgf.

Suddenly my monitor goes dark.

Oh ^&%#%$ I think, assuming that either the motherboard or the graphics card has failed. (I build my own pcs.)

After a few seconds, the monitor comes back on. And, happily, everything I had up is still there. I immediately start looking at what I have open to prioritize damage control. And to try and close things like MS Notes.

Then the monitor goes dark again for a few seconds. So I am thinking perhaps the monitor is failing.

The monitor returns and joy of joy, all the stuff I was running is still there.

While I am absorbing this, the MS Notification window slowly opens. And posts, with happy exclamation points that MS Store has downloaded and installed the Nvidia Control Panel and I should launch it and check it out.

So a program that I had not enabled was going ahead and uploading programs that I did not want.

The next half hour was spent figuring out wtf MS Store was and how to kill it. Apparently despite MS’s best efforts to prevent that. I think that I have killed it off now. Of course, MS may try and bring it back from the crypt at some later date. *sigh*

Then I had to figure out what the Nvidia launcher does and what of my system it had just blown away.

Fortunately, as far as I can tell, it only completely reset my audio settings and added new devices. So the next hour was spent trying to figure out how to get the sound back on.

(Hint - it involved disabling all the frigging new devices that the unrequested app had just introduced. Bringing to mind the song lyrics
“They call their friends and their friends friends too.
And out of your well tuned system, make a horrible stew.”)

I think that I have the sound working now.

But am about done in.

Grrrrrr

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:00:12pm

re: #22 wrenchwench

Siphonaptera
Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ‘em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on;
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.

en.wikipedia.org

1. And yes, the original pictures are of mites, not fleas.
2. The additional poems in the wiki article are also amusing.

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mmmirele  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:02:46pm

Well this is a surprise…let’s hope there’s actually something behind it (there probably is) and not just an attempt by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to distract from a murderous couple of weeks in border cities.

The background is the kidnapping and presumed murders of 43 students of the Ayotzinapa rural teachers’ college in Guerrero state. I’ve read articles listened to a couple of audio books on this, in both English and Spanish. The gist is that the teachers’ college had been a pain in the backside of the government for decades as a hotbed of radicalism. In more recent times, the teachers’ college was a local annoyance because every year in late September the students would commandeer buses and drivers to take them to Mexico City for the commemoration of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre of protesters by police snipers. And that is what they were doing on Friday night, September 26, 2014 when it appears that students on board several commandeered buses were disappeared.

With that background, this is today’s news:

Mexico’s former attorney general has been arrested in relation to the disappearance of 43 students in 2014, the most prominent individual held so far in the notorious case that has haunted the country ever since.

Jesús Murillo was arrested at his home in Mexico City home on Friday on charges of forced disappearance, torture and obstruction of justice in the abduction and disappearance of the student-teachers in the south-western state of Guerrero, now seen as a “state-sponsored crime”.

*snip*

Within hours of the arrest, a judge released 83 more arrest orders for soldiers, police, Guerrero officials and gang members in relation to the case, the attorney general’s office said.

theguardian.com

Murillo was AG during the sexenial of Enrique Peña Nieto, which ended in 2018 with the election of AMLO.

I would note that a lot of local police were rounded up as suspects in the kidnapping and tortured to extract confessions. A number have since filed human rights complaints. Based on the books I read, it appears that the local police were set up to take the fall, and that the kidnapping and likely murders of the 43 students came from further up the chain.

This is not the first high-ranking Mexican government official to be arrested like this. Genaro García Luna, the former secretary of public security in the sexenial of Felipe Calderon (2006-2012), is currently locked up here in the USA awaiting trial on charges of cocaine trafficking because he’s alleged to have taken bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. The trial is scheduled to start on January 9, 2023 (a pushback from previously announced date of October 24).

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:04:20pm

re: #229 (((Archangel1)))

When I originally saw that picture my first thought was “Are they checking her for lice?”. Then I read the caption.

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:09:59pm

re: #60 mmmirele

Yes, that is very much a surprise. I wonder what happened that caused the entire local law enforcement establishment to end up under the bus. Let alone a former national cabinet minister. Trying to remember if the the two governments were from different parties.

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:33:07pm

re: #39 Belafon

You may want to consider what you want to do with the various categories.

For example, learning Spanish might mean being able to speak Spanish enough to talk to folks in passing and navigate Spanish shops. Or it may mean reading the original Spanish of Cervantes and Pereira. Very different skill sets.

The latter skill set might require a singular focus of a lifetime to truly win. And speaking local area Spanish might require learning the Mexican dialect rather than a Columbian or Castellano dialect.

Then maybe make it a journey rather than a destination. I always found the shared human part of the experience was the most joyful.

Some friends used to attend a Spanish practice group for a couple of hours once a week. They would meet at various places and events, like different Latin American restaurants, tiendas, cultural events, and, I think, a cooking class.

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:33:48pm

Time to head to bed. G’night all!

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mmmirele  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:36:15pm

re: #62 ckkatz

Yes, that is very much a surprise. I wonder what happened that caused the entire local law enforcement establishment to end up under the bus. Let alone a former national cabinet minister. Trying to remember if the the two governments were from different parties.

Yes, Murillo is from the PRI and the current government under AMLO is Morena. The PRI put out a tweet (which, paraphrasing in English) was basically “this is a political arrest, this does nothing for the families.” I suspect the families are glad to finally have some sort of justice coming.

The arrest on Friday came hot on the heels of a meeting of the Truth and Access to Justice Commission on Thursday, which has been investigating the mass kidnapping and disappearance for a few years now. I read an article in Spanish in El País from yesterday, and the big news then was that for the first time in nearly eight years, someone who had an official government position stated that the 43 kidnapped students were dead. The incident was also described as a “crime of the State.”

Of course, this is not news north of the border. Unless I go looking for these sorts of things, I never hear about it.

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ckkatz  Aug 19, 2022 • 11:47:45pm

re: #65 mmmirele

Yes, Murillo is from the PRI and the current government under AMLO is Morena. The PRI put out a tweet (which, paraphrasing in English) was basically “this is a political arrest, this does nothing for the families.” I suspect the families are glad to finally have some sort of justice coming.

The arrest on Friday came hot on the heels of a meeting of the Truth and Access to Justice Commission on Thursday, which has been investigating the mass kidnapping and disappearance for a few years now. I read an article in Spanish in El País from yesterday, and the big news then was that for the first time in nearly eight years, someone who had an official government position stated that the 43 kidnapped students were dead. The incident was also described as a “crime of the State.”

Of course, this is not news north of the border. Unless I go looking for these sorts of things, I never hear about it.

Interesting!

Mexico has been undergoing a change in the power dynamics. And losing power there (and in much of Latin America) has always been openly bloody. Although, usually the losers and their families would be allowed to flee the country rather than be murdered. And only their minions would be slaughtered.

I do hope that the US doesn’t descend into that level of violence. Even though a significant segment of the rightwing seems to think they want it.

And yes, the US population is generally very ignorant about what goes on in Mexico.

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BigPapa  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:01:24am
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BigPapa  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:03:03am

re: #45 wrenchwench

He’s not even crying. I stan.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:24:56am

So, I went and saw Nope last night.

While I agree with critics who noted the film’s ambitions may just exceed its grasp, it’s nonetheless a very good film and the screenplay, acting, cinematography and direction is all 100% top-notch. And it’s nice to see an original (sci-fi/horror) film that isn’t based on an existing intellectual property. I’d recommend it. One thing I respect about Jordan Peele is that he respects the intelligence of his audience and doesn’t feel it necessary to spoon-feed the viewer through endless exposition and is comfortable with leaving some questions unanswered.

I’d give Nope an 8/10.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:32:15am

Annuity rates just too a big shot upwards.

Lottery annuity now at the highest rate I’ve seen it.

I’ve noticed other interest rates going up too.

I thought inflation was over?

Or is this in response to the Fed move a couple of months ago, or a future move?

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wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:34:05am

Another three. They’re getting cheap around here.

Wordle 427 3/6

⬛🟩🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

There’s no reason for me to have started with that word.

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mmmirele  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:36:16am

Another thing that was revealed from the Truth Commission regarding Ayotzinapa: one of the 43 disappeared students was actually an undercover soldier named Julio César López Patolzin. It was known when he came to Ayotzinapa that he was an ex-soldier; what was NOT known until the last couple of days was that he was still a soldier and was operating under orders. He apparently provided reports to his superiors up until 10 am on Friday, September 26, 2014, but has not been heard from since. Ironically, this is a problem for the Army, because they had a duty of care towards their soldier, and he shouldn’t have been kidnapped and disappeared.

If I was a betting woman, and I’m not, if I was to say if any charges held against Murillo (the ex-AG) or the other 83 people the government has indicted, it would be this particular disappearance more than anything else. The reason I’m saying this is because of the duty of care the Army owed to their soldier. Instead he ended up disappeared and likely dead.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:36:32am

(image of disgusting public MAGAtry)

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Captain Magic  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:37:32am

re: #46 retired cynic

Thanks.

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BigPapa  Aug 20, 2022 • 12:39:29am

Sound on

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 1:06:03am

From the previous thread.
re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

There have been at least 10 homicides in my low population county in the last 20 years (those 10 are just the ones that immediately come to mind…and more than half of *those* were within 10 miles of me and all of them in rural areas, not towns/villages).

my county is red red red (pretty certain that it was the last gasp bolthole for the Whigs).
always has been, always will be.

The county paper’s headline here leads with the murder of a man in our village a few days ago by his son. He was disabled and restricted to a wheelchair. His wife died from Covid-19 before there was a vaccine, leaving the son to care for him.

No motive has been released by the sheriff; speculation is his son tired of caring for his disabled father.

That is the first murder ever recorded in my village, and the first one in my county since 2012.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Aug 20, 2022 • 1:52:42am

re: #75 BigPapa

not the TV
not the TV
not the TV

phew

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Aug 20, 2022 • 1:56:18am

re: #73 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

What is the deal with Trumpanzees and their pooched-out lips??

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:00:19am

re: #35 retired cynic

for Anymouse:
Omaha Mayor’s Absences Are Not Making the Heartland Grow Fonder
esquire.com

Charlie Pierce tries to understand Anymouse’s friend, Jean Stothert.

a few comments:

LOL. I don’t think they’re going to change the city charter so she can live in St. Louis. (And she’s not my friend /s and I’m fortunately more than four hundred miles from Omaha.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:28:55am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:30:16am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:33:53am

Christians are sick.

Hey asshat, Satan is the Christian God of Evil. Atheists don’t believe that nonsense.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:38:14am

The tropical wave which was over Honduras has moved into the Bay of Campeche and is intensifying (it was only given a 10% chance when it was still over land). It is now Potential Tropical Cyclone Four.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the south Texas and northeast Mexico coast.

The predicted path brings a tropical storm over the Mexican coastline near the US border by midday Saturday, followed by the storm crossing into Texas and dissipating along the border well inland.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:44:44am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 2:47:49am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:01:49am

Much farther north from Brownsville, we should be having pleasant weather.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:14:40am

Texas has solved school shootings.

New Texas law requires schools to display ‘In God We Trust’ signs (Houston Chronicle, August 18, 2022)

Maybe if the signs are bulletproof and mounted on the wall with Velcro.

And what is a “Christian conservative wireless provider?” A cellphone service provider you should avoid?

Use of the national motto “In God We Trust” is expanding from its famed placement on U.S. currency to framed posters on public school walls thanks to a Texas law that recently went into effect. Senate Bill 797, which was passed last year, requires that elementary and secondary schools “display in a conspicuous place in each building of the school or institution a durable poster or framed copy of the United States national motto” so long as the signs have been donated to the school district and/or purchased with private donations.

“We just felt like it was a great opportunity to display our national motto in our public schools,” said Tom Oliverson, a Houston area Republican state representative who co-authored the bill, in an interview with KHOU. “This was a idea I had after seeing something similar happen in a couple different states.”

Other requirements for the sign include a representation of the American flag “centered under the national motto,” and a representation of the Texas state flag. However, the use of glitter pens when crafting isn’t strictly necessary. Signs with the phrase have already started popping up throughout schools in Carroll ISD near Dallas-Fort Worth this week after being donated to the district by Patriot Mobile, which bills itself a Christian conservative wireless provider.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:25:46am

Utah parents had school investigate if girl was trans after she beat their daughters in competition (KUTV, Salt Lake City, August 18, 2022)

The parents of second- and third-place finishing daughters made a complaint to the state organisation overseeing girls’ sports. The group would not identify the school or sport in question to preserve the girl’s identity.

The school went all the way back to kindergarten school records to verify she is a “biological girl.”

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (TND) — After their daughters were defeated at a state competition in Utah, parents reportedly asked for the winning athlete’s gender to be investigated, believing she may be transgender.

Then, apparently prompted by the complaint lodged by those parents, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) investigated the winning student, according to Deseret News.

The parents who filed the complaint with UHSAA were reportedly the parents of the two athletes who came in second and third place in the state competition.

UHSAA asked the school to help provide information about the winning athlete, which they did, a legislative representative for UHSAA reportedly said.

“The school went back to kindergarten and she’d always been a female,” David Spatafore, the UHSAA’s legislative representative told the Utah Legislature’s Education Interim Committee on Wednesday.

The school dug into the winning student’s records dating back to kindergarten to confirm that she was, indeed, female at a very young age.

If someone has been a female since kindergarten, it’s very unlikely they ever transitioned genders,” Spatafore indicated.

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Dangerman  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:28:47am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Utah parents had school investigate if girl was trans after she beat their daughters in competition (KUTV, Salt Lake City, August 18, 2022)

The parents of second- and third-place finishing daughters made a complaint to the state organisation overseeing girls’ sports. The group would not identify the school or sport in question to preserve the girl’s identity.

The school went all the way back to kindergarten school records to verify she is a “biological girl.”

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“I’m not trans. Your daughters just suck at this”

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:29:29am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:32:13am

re: #89 Dangerman

“I’m not trans. Your daughters just suck at this”

The law doesn’t say anything about girls who finish in second or third place. Report the Christian bigots’ own daughters and make them go through that humiliation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:35:15am

re: #90 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

CPAC Wants The Power To Fire All Government Employees—Including The FBI

How about we tax Matt and Mercedes Schlapp instead, so they can’t run their hate-fests?

Or maybe quit promoting criminals as politicians. Maybe that. Of course, with it appearing that Rick Scott having ripped off (allegedly) the NRSC of tens of millions of unexplained dollars (who thought putting a convicted fraudster in charge of your money was a good idea), maybe the GOP should continue to put crooks in positions of power.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:39:27am

re: #89 Dangerman

“I’m not trans. Your daughters just suck at this”

I mean, if the complaining parents are going to force the winning girl to go through a GOP pervert inspection, then it’s only fair that the losing girls be forced to go through the GOP pervert inspection as well.

Gov. Spencer Cox (R) is trying the “why can’t we all get along” schtick. Dude, you promoted this bill. You did this. You’re the one who empowered the pervert inspectors in Utah.

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Targetpractice  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:39:56am

So I had what I think is now the third instance in the last two months of somebody checking in at o’dark thirty in the morning and being surprised when told that we as a pet-friendly hotel do not keep rooms set-aside for asthmatic family members and we cannot guarantee that any room they’re given in the dead of night will be free of allergens.

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sagehen  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:50:39am

pbs.org
Utah judge reverses law banning transgender girls from sports

Gov. Cox said Thursday at his monthly news conference that the parents’ complaint about the girl who was investigated had crossed a line.

“My goodness, we’re living in this world where we’ve become sore losers, and we’re looking for any reason why our kid lost,” he said. He said he supports fairness in sports but that “making up allegations like that are pretty disturbing to me.”

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:53:28am

re: #94 Targetpractice

I’ve been wanting to go on a road trip with my dog, but that would obviously necessitate pet-friendly lodging. How exactly do such places work? Do I need to provide vax proof? What about the risk of picking up fleas/ticks (or introducing them)? etc etc.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:57:48am

They change the rules again?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:58:02am

re: #78 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

What is the deal with Trumpanzees and their pooched-out lips??

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I dunno, maybe if you talk enough shit your mouth starts to resemble an anus.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 3:59:38am

re: #95 sagehen

pbs.org
Utah judge reverses law banning transgender girls from sports

This doesn’t put any stress on girls at all.

Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now go before a state commission of political appointees who will determine on a case-by-case basis if they are eligible to participate. Utah’s Republican lawmakers created the commission in a law passed earlier this as a fallback plan to be implemented in case of an injunction against the law.

Under terms of the law, the panel will be allowed to ask for and assess the child’s height and weight in making decisions, about whether a transgender girl would have an unfair advantage. The commission, which is set to be convened in the coming weeks, will include a medical data statistician, a physician with experience about gender identity healthcare, a sports physiologist, mental health professional, collegiate athletic trainer, representative of an athletic association and a rotating member who is a coach or official in the sport relevant to each case.

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William Lewis  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:01:02am

re: #94 Targetpractice

So I had what I think is now the third instance in the last two months of somebody checking in at o’dark thirty in the morning and being surprised when told that we as a pet-friendly hotel do not keep rooms set-aside for asthmatic family members and we cannot guarantee that any room they’re given in the dead of night will be free of allergens.

Oh, I know that pain. We clean the rooms that get pets with an extra protocol, but no one can guarantee anything.

I don’t mind that the new hotel I start at on the 29th is not pet friendly. I’ll only have to worry about service animals.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:02:17am

re: #95 sagehen

pbs.org
Utah judge reverses law banning transgender girls from sports

The ruling follows a revelation this week by the Utah High School Activities Association that it secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after receiving complaints from the parents of two girls she had defeated in competition questioning whether the girl was transgender. The association and the girl’s high school determined she indeed was female after poring through her school records dating back to kindergarten, association spokesman David Spatafore told lawmakers this week. He said that the girl and her family weren’t told of the investigation to spare them embarrassment and “to keep the matter private,” the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Rather, to keep from getting caught being bigotted assholes.

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William Lewis  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:04:13am

re: #96 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I’ve been wanting to go on a road trip with my dog, but that would obviously necessitate pet-friendly lodging. How exactly do such places work? Do I need to provide vax proof? What about the risk of picking up fleas/ticks (or introducing them)? etc etc.

Here you tell us you have a pet, fill out a disclaimer (no noise, where you can and cant go with the animal, can’t leave alone in room unless in a carrier, etc) and pay a pet fee (currently $50 for up to a week). We have extra cleaning steps after the pet leaves.

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sagehen  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:05:46am

Wasn’t there a Little League scandal a few years back, when parents or coaches were using falsified birth certificates to put 12-year-olds on 10-and-under teams?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:17:28am

re: #103 sagehen

Wasn’t there a Little League scandal a few years back, when parents or coaches were using falsified birth certificates to put 12-year-olds on 10-and-under teams?

There was.

Little League still feels impact of age scandal 10 years later (Orange County, Calif. Register, August 16, 2011)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The box score that shows Danny Almonte pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series is tucked in a binder atop a metal filing cabinet.

Otherwise, that game in 2001 never officially happened - at least not after Almonte was proven to be 14, too old to play Little League ball.

A decade later, the repercussions of that big-league-level scandal still resonate through Little League, where birth certificates might now be tracked as closely as balls and strikes.

As for the youngsters at the time, Almonte lives in New York, playing in an adult league and working at a restaurant, his former high school coach there said. And the group of then-pre-teens from central Pennsylvania he helped beat have moved on to get college degrees and start careers.

The 65th annual World Series begins Thursday here at Lamade Stadium, and Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach opens play Friday against Cumberland American Little League from Rhode Island. With ESPN cameras capturing every pint-sized player’s every move, a standout performance can turn a participant into a Little League celebrity.

So it was with Almonte, who helped carry his team from New York City to the World Series in 2001. The hard-throwing lefty with a 70-mph slider tossed a perfect game and struck out 16 in a 5-0 shutout of Apopka, Fla. He then pitched a one-hit shutout, clocking pitches at 77 mph, before his team was eliminated in a rematch against Florida in the U.S. championship game.

But the drama was only beginning.

Days later, Little League said Almonte was under investigation after officials were shown a document by a Sports Illustrated writer indicating Almonte was born in 1987 in the Dominican Republic, which would have made him 14. His team had a document that showed Almonte was 12, or born two years later, in the same country. At the time, Little League rules prohibited any player born before Aug. 1, 1988, from competing.

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William Lewis  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:23:58am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:30:18am

Baptist Girls’ School Circle of Hope Hit With Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit (Daily Beast, August 20, 2022)

Allegations include transporting girls over state lines for sexual abuse.

When Maggie Drew was 15, her family’s pastor in Oklahoma falsely claimed that she was getting into sex and drugs and secretly instructed her parents to send her away to a Baptist boarding school in Missouri. Shortly after, in October 2007, her father and stepmom told her they were going on a family road trip to an exotic petting zoo.

But they dropped her off at Circle of Hope Girls’ Ranch instead.

“I was very confused whenever I first got there,” Drew told The Daily Beast of the day she arrived at the school, which shuttered in September 2020 amid a criminal investigation against its founders, Boyd and Stephanie Householder. “The fear set in pretty quickly. When they told me I was going to be staying there I was immediately terrified.”

Over the next several years, Drew says, she survived an environment where she was sexually abused, beaten, and brainwashed—and forced to administer punishments to fellow students at the religious school.

Drew details these accusations in a new lawsuit filed this week which accuses Circle of Hope and the Householders of sex-trafficking and racketeering.

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The family which runs the school faces more than one hundred charges in the case including RICO charges.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:32:31am

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I honestly think a big part of this is also to scare girls away from participating in sports. Sadly we live in a really stupid country where more than a few “men” do not like women doing anything that’s been considered male dominated in this dumb culture we’ve made for ourselves. From workplaces, sports, even stuff like being a chef(which is weird since cooking was and sometimes is considered “women’s work”. Being a chef is a bit different obviously, but it’s still male dominated, though it’s changing), or driving a truck or whatever the job is, there are more than a few men who simply don’t like women being in a job or workplace that in the past was No Girls Allowed. I do think that there are still men who have raised sons to be like this, ask any woman having to enter a workplace in areas that men always dominated. I don’t have a kid who is struggling with identity and gender, but if I did, I would have to look at incidents like this as part of a push to get girls and their parents scared to even try out for a team unless it’s cheerleading.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:43:14am

re: #107 A Mom Anon

[clipped rest] I don’t have a kid who is struggling with identity and gender, but if I did, I would have to look at incidents like this as part of a push to get girls and their parents scared to even try out for a team unless it’s cheerleading.

Cheerleading is fookin’ dangerous, with horrible injuries every year. The monopoly company which provides all the uniforms and puts on all the competitions (at great expense to parents) continually lobbies against state legislatures which try to regulate cheerleading as a sport. (Regulating cheerleading as a sport would require cheering to have safety standards and such which would cut into profits. Title IX does not recognise cheerleading as a sport, despite efforts to include it (Republicans are cheap to buy off.)

Cheer Shows Competitive Cheerleading Is Almost as Dangerous as Football. So Why Isn’t It Officially Considered a Sport? (Time, March 10, 2020)

Watching Netflix’s Cheer is not for the faint of heart. In Greg Whiteley’s six-part documentary series, which built up an enthusiastic fanbase after hitting the streamer in January, the young athletes of Navarro College’s 14-time national championship-winning cheerleading team repeatedly lift, throw and catch flying teammates, many of them already nursing injuries and at risk of exacerbating them. Often, these stunts don’t go as planned — bases holding flyers high in the air shake before the whole formation of bodies collapses to the ground. Concussions abound, as do ankle injuries and swollen, twisted limbs.

Some moments in the series are particularly difficult to watch. When athlete T.T. Barker arrives at practice with a back injury after ignoring coach Monica Aldama’s advice against competing with another team, Aldama still makes him participate in practice. As his coach seeks to teach a lesson about commitment, Barker winces and grunts in pain, hoisting flyers overhead. Finally, he collapses to the mat, crying.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:43:42am

re: #105 William Lewis

LOTO tags give me nostalgia for a time when I worked for an organization that took safety seriously. Le sigh.

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TarHellion  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:46:04am

Wordle 427 3/6

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Back-to-back birdies! Grocery shopping done, bacon on the way, and a nice day ahead with MrsTarH and the doggo. A pleasant Saturday to all the Lizards!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:49:28am

Varsity Spirit, which puts on cheerleading competitions, is owned by Bain Capital.

Send your child to cheerleading, make Mitt Romney’s company rich. If she breaks her neck, that’s your problem.

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Targetpractice  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:50:31am

re: #96 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I’ve been wanting to go on a road trip with my dog, but that would obviously necessitate pet-friendly lodging. How exactly do such places work? Do I need to provide vax proof? What about the risk of picking up fleas/ticks (or introducing them)? etc etc.

I can’t speak for all pet-friendly hotels, as there are some that present themselves a “pet-friendly” but really apply that to one floor or even one area of the hotel. So I would advise if you are looking at such hotels to call and ask them if the entire hotel is pet-friendly or only certain restricted areas. As for fleas/ticks, I’d say that the danger is about the same as hotels that regular humans stay in.

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gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:52:11am

A good history of moral panics from the early middle ages to Qanon. You learn near the end that he was a victim of the “satanic panic” of the 1980s-90s.

Youtube Video

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Targetpractice  Aug 20, 2022 • 4:58:30am

re: #100 William Lewis

Oh, I know that pain. We clean the rooms that get pets with an extra protocol, but no one can guarantee anything.

I don’t mind that the new hotel I start at on the 29th is not pet friendly. I’ll only have to worry about service animals.

Yeah, previous hotel I worked for was not pet-friendly, but at least once a week our head housekeeper came to tell us that one room or another had snuck dogs into the room without even bothering to lie to us about it.

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gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2022 • 5:21:03am
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Dopamine Fish  Aug 20, 2022 • 5:28:40am

Foggy morning on the bluffs, but my brain is apparently working.

Wordle 427 2/6

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jeffreyw  Aug 20, 2022 • 5:41:06am

Good morning!

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TarHellion  Aug 20, 2022 • 5:44:02am

re: #116 Dopamine Fish

Nicely done!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 20, 2022 • 5:45:21am

re: #30 KingKenrod

“It’s an Epic Shitshow!” should be the GOP motto going forward.

Fill your party up with grifters and criminals, and then be surprised when they act like grifters and criminals.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:06:03am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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Morning. Haven’t made breakfast yet, so here is last nights dinner.

ETA: Ceder plank grilled salmon with a maple glaze.

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Ming5000  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:06:50am

Another one of these. I love them.

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:26:26am

Mornin’ everyone…

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Dangerman  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:31:55am
Former President Donald Trump is worried he endorsed former TV doctor Mehmet Oz to run for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Rolling Stone reports.

Trump has told people he’s going to “fucking lose” unless something drastically changes

Drastic? Try this: send Hershel Walker over to help him count how many houses he has. And Oz can return the favor by counting his kids for him.
(No I didn’t write this)

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:42:54am

re: #110 TarHellion

Wordle 427 3/6

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Back-to-back birdies! Grocery shopping done, bacon on the way, and a nice day ahead with MrsTarH and the doggo. A pleasant Saturday to all the Lizards!

5/6 for me today

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austin_blue  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:44:44am

re: #41 jaunte

East side of Houston, near the refineries:

Stinkadena or Deer Park?

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Dangerman  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:47:38am

re: #100 William Lewis

Oh, I know that pain. We clean the rooms that get pets with an extra protocol, but no one can guarantee anything.

I don’t mind that the new hotel I start at on the 29th is not pet friendly. I’ll only have to worry about service animals.

And the human guests

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:52:13am
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A Mom Anon  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:54:48am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Cheerleading is dangerous. Especially at competition levels. And it requires some serious athletic skills. I don’t know if there are college scholarships for cheerleading but I doubt they are as numerous or offer as much money for school as football or basketball would. But cheerleading is not male dominated and therefore not off limits for girls like it might be in others. But god help a trans kid who wants to go that route. If that had been my kid they had treated like shit and had her medical records poured over just because a couple of asshole parents had their doubts about gender? Oh there would be attorneys and anyone else involved that I could find. No tv interviews or that shit, just sue the fuck out of the shitheads involved. I’m also sure that the kids at that school have likely figured out who the girl in question is too.

I grew up as one of those girls who was never considered feminine. I really didn’t mature physically until I turned 17. I am 100 percent positive that if this shit was happening back in the late 70s when I was running track, I would have been investigated similarly. I am still not girly and not sad about that, but I can’t imagine how it is now for kids with social media and all that.

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Dangerman  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:57:55am

re: #30 KingKenrod

“It’s an Epic Shitshow!” should be the GOP motto going forward.

I’m going with “Republicans for rape babies”

Its what they say they want, they should wear it like a badge of honor

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:58:45am

Excalibur artillery rounds are impressive. Draw a circle around the target and destroy.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:58:50am

re: #128 A Mom Anon

Cheerleading is dangerous. Especially at competition levels. And it requires some serious athletic skills.

People dismiss cheerleaders as ditzy airheads because of stereotypes, but cheerleaders are quietly pretty jacked. If you think about it, throwing another person into the air and catching them when they come back down takes a pretty significant amount of strength and coordination. And imagine the consequences if you miss the catch.

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 6:59:35am

re: #30 KingKenrod

“It’s an Epic Shitshow!” should be the GOP motto going forward.

I’m okay with this.

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:03:12am

Stupid wordle. I had it in 2 and changed my mind on the last letter which made it a 3.

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:05:44am

re: #63 ckkatz

You may want to consider what you want to do with the various categories.

For example, learning Spanish might mean being able to speak Spanish enough to talk to folks in passing and navigate Spanish shops. Or it may mean reading the original Spanish of Cervantes and Pereira. Very different skill sets.

The latter skill set might require a singular focus of a lifetime to truly win. And speaking local area Spanish might require learning the Mexican dialect rather than a Columbian or Castellano dialect.

Then maybe make it a journey rather than a destination. I always found the shared human part of the experience was the most joyful.

Some friends used to attend a Spanish practice group for a couple of hours once a week. They would meet at various places and events, like different Latin American restaurants, tiendas, cultural events, and, I think, a cooking class.

Thanks. I am currently doing Duolingo for Spanish and an online video course for the bass. Between the two, that’s an hour every day. So that leaves me about three hours before bed. And I’ve reached the age where sacrificing sleep to do stuff is catching up with me, so I can’t do that anymore.

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Dopamine Fish  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:05:52am

re: #133 darthstar

Stupid wordle. I had it in 2 an changed my mind on the last letter which made it a 3.

The urge to avoid the double letter is strong.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:11:24am

re: #73 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:19:54am

re: #122 darthstar

Where is this video?

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:24:27am

re: #137 GlutenFreeJesus

Where is this video?

Apparently after I quote tweeted it they blocked me.

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mmmirele  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:28:15am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Baptist Girls’ School Circle of Hope Hit With Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit (Daily Beast, August 20, 2022)

Allegations include transporting girls over state lines for sexual abuse.

(more)

The family which runs the school faces more than one hundred charges in the case including RICO charges.

You know who has popped up as a famous representative and voice for kids who were shipped off to residential schools? Paris Hilton. Knowing now that she was shuffled from abusive school to abusive school before she reached adulthood, well, her behavior as a young adult now makes a hell of a lot of sense.

She’s been working with legislators to try and get these schools regulated. Currently, they fly under the radar by opening up in states like Missouri, where the regulation just about doesn’t exist, or in other countries. Op ed she wrote last year:

washingtonpost.com

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:29:50am

Serious lack of message discipline and buyer’s remorse in GOP circles this weekend…I hope it lasts until November.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:30:18am

I started with a new word.

Hooray

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:31:26am

re: #28 retired cynic

The last part: not all who wander are lost, is said about Gandalf. ? Connection to the mystery man? Or just a red herring?

Words quoted by Gandalf in a letter to Frodo, referring to Aragon.

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:32:35am

re: #141 HRH Stanley Sea

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HRH Stanley Sea  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:34:49am

re: #143 darthstar

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:38:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:44:04am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 20, 2022 • 7:47:35am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

He does not have to be in office and he is the perfect example of absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:00:37am
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nines09  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:03:36am
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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:14:13am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Baptist Girls’ School Circle of Hope Hit With Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit (Daily Beast, August 20, 2022)

Allegations include transporting girls over state lines for sexual abuse.

(more)

The family which runs the school faces more than one hundred charges in the case including RICO charges.

This is what happens when people don’t question those they put in authority over them. It’s also why your pastor, if you choose to go to church, should never be considered more than a teacher, not some figure with absolute authority.

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:15:57am

re: #113 gocart mozart

A good history of moral panics from the early middle ages to Qanon. You learn near the end that he was a victim of the “satanic panic” of the 1980s-90s.

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As reflected in Stranger Things.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:17:49am

re: #117 jeffreyw

Western good morning!

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gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:18:25am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:23:40am

re: #78 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

What is the deal with Trumpanzees and their pooched-out lips??

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Dave In Austin  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:24:50am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Best thing I’ve seen in a while was down thread.

Make all people running for public office take a Citizenship test.

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darthstar  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:26:10am

Shot

Chaser

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:27:30am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:28:10am

re: #128 A Mom Anon

Cheerleading is dangerous. Especially at competition levels. And it requires some serious athletic skills. I don’t know if there are college scholarships for cheerleading but I doubt they are as numerous or offer as much money for school as football or basketball would. But cheerleading is not male dominated and therefore not off limits for girls like it might be in others. But god help a trans kid who wants to go that route. If that had been my kid they had treated like shit and had her medical records poured over just because a couple of asshole parents had their doubts about gender? Oh there would be attorneys and anyone else involved that I could find. No tv interviews or that shit, just sue the fuck out of the shitheads involved. I’m also sure that the kids at that school have likely figured out who the girl in question is too.

I grew up as one of those girls who was never considered feminine. I really didn’t mature physically until I turned 17. I am 100 percent positive that if this shit was happening back in the late 70s when I was running track, I would have been investigated similarly. I am still not girly and not sad about that, but I can’t imagine how it is now for kids with social media and all that.

Yes, there are scholarships.

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:34:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:39:13am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I feel like crying in a McDonald’s parking lot about a prescription medication you can’t afford is a uniquely American experience

At least you can still afford to get stoned on food and forget your worries.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:45:00am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I mean, if the complaining parents are going to force the winning girl to go through a GOP pervert inspection, then it’s only fair that the losing girls be forced to go through the GOP pervert inspection as well.

Gov. Spencer Cox (R) is trying the “why can’t we all get along” schtick. Dude, you promoted this bill. You did this. You’re the one who empowered the pervert inspectors in Utah.

Cox vetoed the bill to ban transgendered girls from sports but the legislature overrode that veto.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:45:05am

So now when all else fails, we question the Fourth Amendment?

Oh yeah, it’s a law, and it is not applicable to Trump.

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Crush White Nationalism  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:46:17am
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mmmirele  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:54:59am

One would hope this would throw a monkey wrench into her campaign, but I doubt it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 8:58:41am

re: #124 Eventual Carrion

5/6 for me today

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gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:02:55am
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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:04:56am
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jaunte  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:09:27am

Crypto: whoever stole your money can’t be identified.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:12:23am

re: #164 mmmirele

One would hope this would throw a monkey wrench into her campaign, but I doubt it.

It is not only not illegal in this country to say that the Jews are Evil, it is now almost fully without personal or political consequences.

OTOH, saying that “Jews will go to hell” is just stating Christian theology and doctrine.

And remember, all those Fundamentalists supporting the State of Israel do not care about Judaism or the Jews, they want to help create conditions for fulfilling the End Times prophecies, in which the Messiah will return and cast all the unbelievers (Jews included) into the Lake of Fire.

Mmmmm, potato pancakes with hot chili sauce: Latkes of Fire

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:16:15am

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

He does not have to be in office and he is the perfect example of absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Sounds like he’s someone who is totally corrupt before he has any real power. Rather like Trump who benefited from family wealth and was totally corrupt his entire life, well before he had any political power.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:18:04am

re: #170 Hecuba’s daughter

Sounds like he’s someone who is totally corrupt before he has any real power. Rather like Trump who benefited from family wealth and was totally corrupt his entire life, well before he had any political power.

He had money and connections to shield him before he took office and an entire political party to cover his ass after he took office

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A Cranky One  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:29:27am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:31:29am

re: #172 A Cranky One

mythbusters took on the cell phone vs gas pump thing

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:31:45am

re: #172 A Cranky One

::: eye roll :::
That is ridiculous.

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:33:05am
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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:36:25am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:37:03am

re: #175 Belafon

Amazing. We are 4% of the world’s population, 25% of global Covid deaths, 20-25% of Covid cases, 35% of MPX cases. American exceptionalism!

Scene in a McDonald’s parking lot:

“What are you crying about?”

-“I can’t afford my prescription meds!”

“Move over and hand me a Kleenex!”

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Belafon  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:37:04am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:42:40am

Youtube Video

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retired cynic  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:48:07am

European drought unearths sunken Nazi warships, ‘Spanish Stonehenge’

wapo.st (gift link, no paywall)

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No Malarkey!  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:48:20am

Deep thoughts with Jordan Peterson. A thread of word salad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:49:46am

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

I just saw that he had some “major election fraud announcement” to make today.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:51:43am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I just saw that he had some “major election fraud announcement” to make today.

Must be a day ending in “y”.

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A Cranky One  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:52:51am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:53:15am

re: #183 Hecuba’s daughter

Must be a day ending in “y”.

“This sends the investigation into a whole new direction…”

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Dave In Austin  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:55:45am

If you get the chance “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” on Netflix.
It’s a docuseries about the takedown of Hunter Moore.

What a scum bucket

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Teukka  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:56:42am

re: #113 gocart mozart

A good history of moral panics from the early middle ages to Qanon. You learn near the end that he was a victim of the “satanic panic” of the 1980s-90s.

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Good find, and informative video.

re: #151 Belafon

As reflected in Stranger Things.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:58:51am

The language-of-law is repulsive and has named who it wishes to harm explicitly…but social conservatives are immediately using trans panic as leverage on all identity being policed. it’s bad faith and caste distinction all the way down: the real proposal is not “we can spot trans people and have consistent policy of what they should not do” it is “your body is not your own, and we are the arbiters.”

It’s a feature, not a bug, that policing trans-ness can be used as both a dragnet by-catching any non-conformity (for what feature of self presentation can’t be assigned gender) and a harpoon used to inflict humiliation (and ideally bodily violation) on individual targets.

It’s also not a feature, not a bug, that it’s yet another official sanction for…creepy old people, mostly men…to devote time and energy to sexualizing young people while presenting is as concern. Much the like abstinence education I grew up with, the arbiters are not describing the world, they’re telling you what they value and will use force to inflict on others…and they’re also telling you who they’ll abuse and discard for their own jollies.

As always, the entire point of the system is create an pretext for arbitrary, hierarchical distinctions that facilitate abuse of power: there are those that get to violate personal autonomy and those that will be violated. Reactionaries and sexual predators overlap because they understand the bodies of others in the same way: reactionary institutions house and hide predators because the reification of Us from Them continues inside their walled enclosures.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 9:59:07am

Remember the Proctor and Gamble rumor that their logo was some sort of Satanic Symbol?

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:00:46am

re: #189 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All too well. And I still remember people cutting out said logo so they would not be “worshipping” the devil.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:00:48am

So my zombie FB “friend” posts the following:

I just heard a news report saying that the University of California at Berkeley has just issued a directive stating that White People are not going to be allowed in any public/common areas of the Berkeley Campus.

I tried to investigate the source of what seems like a ridiculous charge and found the following at several sites (of course, it wasn’t the university — but still):

From NY Post:

An off-campus housing co-op for University of California, Berkeley students bans white people from entering common spaces to “avoid white violence” — sparking criticism that the policy inflames racial tensions.

I haven’t seen this allegation at any site that I recognize as non-RW — does anyone here know anything about this?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:03:50am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

Wouldn’t such a ban be illegal?

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:11:17am

re: #192 Eclectic Cyborg

Wouldn’t such a ban be illegal?

IANAL and have no knowledge on which laws apply to non-public accommodations.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:13:56am

re: #175 Belafon

Our trainwreck of a health care system allows quackery and snake oil to run wild as people desperately seek an alternative, any alternative, to care they cannot afford. They also see that they are being robbed blind by pharma companies and assume, wrongly, that everything and everyone involved with scientific medicine is equally corrupt. From this base, quackery and snake oil, antiscience and anti-reason spread in waves throughout society, infesting politics, business, and culture. It is the bedrock, the driving force, and the conspiracy industry is primarily its advertising and promotional agency.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:18:04am

re: #194 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Our trainwreck of a health care system allows quackery and snake oil to run wild as people desperately seek an alternative, any alternative, to care they cannot afford. They also see that they are being robbed blind by pharma companies and assume, wrongly, that everything and everyone involved with scientific medicine is equally corrupt. From this base, quackery and snake oil, antiscience and anti-reason spread in waves throughout society, infesting politics, business, and culture. It is the bedrock, the driving force, and the conspiracy industry is primarily its advertising and promotional agency.

This is one reason conservatives are so vehemently opposed to affordable and accessible health care: It would dry up their quack contributors’ customer base.

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ckkatz  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:23:22am

re: #194 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I am thinking that a more accurate statement might be “35% of all _documented_ deaths.”

Beyond our less than first world health care system, we do have a fairly efficient public health statistics collection system. (Despite tfg and his cronies’ efforts to destroy it.)

It seems to me that for significant segments of world humanity, the lack of health care as well as the lack of competent health statistics collection doesn’t necessarily mean that the population is immune (without vaccination) for Covid or Monkey pox.

That is beyond the statistic that many Alabama pregnant women get their first pregnancy related health care when they show up at the hospital in labor. Or maybe it is related to that.

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retired cynic  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:24:05am

re: #142 A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS

Words quoted by Gandalf in a letter to Frodo, referring to Aragon.

You are right! I mis-remembered!

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ckkatz  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:25:36am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

Sounds suspiciously like projection by segregationists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:27:03am

re: #196 ckkatz

That is beyond the statistic that many Alabama pregnant women get their first pregnancy related health care when they show up at the hospital in labor. Or maybe it is related to that.

This is a problem in many impoverished areas: people show up for major life-saving surgery for conditions that could have been treated with some therapy or prescriptions costing a lot less than a major operation.

But they cannot afford either.

So the Emergency clinic winds up eating the costs for the expensive procedures, which then results in them passing those costs along in the former of higher insurance premiums for those who can afford it in the first place, which grows progressively smaller as wages stagnate and rates increase.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:28:24am

Looking at my insurance statement, my health care costs this year (prostate cancer, pulmonary embolism, Covid, etc.) have totaled $512,346. The insurance company gets a hefty discount, and it is good insurance, but I have still been out about $16,500 in copays, not to mention lost work time and productivity (possibly 40% of the time available). I can afford that, but how many people cannot? Could I if the breaks had not gone my way as much as they have?
The opposition is made up of soul-dead profiteers who cannot be moved by any appeal to compassion, human suffering or even general (as opposed to personal) economic benefit. We have to find a different way to move them, something like a Cat D-9.

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jaunte  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:32:52am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

Looks like this week’s mote selected for conservative eye-plank bearers to get agitated over.

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jaunte  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:34:22am
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John Hughes  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:34:54am

re: #89 Dangerman

“I’m not trans. Your daughters [ you ] just suck at this [ life ]

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ckkatz  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:38:51am

re: #163 Crush White Nationalism

The orphaned and marooned part of the video reminded me of this true story. No “Dr Who”, though:

en.wikipedia.org

And, on (perhaps) a lighter note, this Dad joke:

You heard about the two ships, one with a load of blue paint, and the other carrying a load of red paint that collided. The crews were marooned….

It turned out to be the fault of one ship’s captain and his ill-fitting cap. Apparently he never replaced it due to his aversion of discussing capsize.

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ckkatz  Aug 20, 2022 • 10:52:32am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Errr… Which particular bible (and revision; And in which language/dialect) should be selected?

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John Hughes  Aug 20, 2022 • 11:13:38am

re: #181 No Malarkey!

Matter is what matters.

Because energy is obviously unimportant.

Thanks, Jordan.


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