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TarHellion  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:09:31pm

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:17:34pm

re: #1 TarHellion

Stop fristing us.

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TarHellion  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:22:23pm

re: #2 Belafon

Sorry, but nothing defines jackass GQP-er like Bill Frist. That freaking smarmy smile…

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wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:24:43pm

re: #3 TarHellion

Sorry, but nothing defines jackass GQP-er like Bill Frist. That freaking smarmy smile…

All the more reason…

I propose that a Fr*st post be as deletable as a F*rst post.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:26:08pm

DW uploaded a documentary on egg banking:

Youtube Video

..

As expected the comments are rife with misogyny and all sorts of kookiness.

My first thought is that such procedures will soon be outlawed in the GOP takes over in coming elections.

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TarHellion  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:26:51pm

re: #4 wrenchwench

Done! LOL

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:31:53pm

re: #5 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Just imagine, women having autonomy over their reproductive lives.

Must be a device of Satan!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:34:28pm

Transfer from last string:
re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Since it is almost a law of nature that everything an EvangeMAGAt says is projection, he could be onto something. Maybe he is telling us what would work with the MAGA-Christians themselves.
Set aside a large part of the arid west, someplace where superstition and Magatry already prevail. I suggest a large stretch of West Texas from Abilene to Amarillo, with gerrymandered corridors to like-mindless areas in other states. Surround it with barbed wire, minefields, genetically engineered wolves, killer attack robots, and moats with laser armed sharks. Give the residents some building materials, basic hand tools, a supply of simple but nourishing food, and ammunition (lots and lots of ammunition). Herd them in, monitor from orbit and let nature take its course.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:37:21pm

re: #5 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

What I found most interesting is a doctor stating (about 17:50 in the video) that in the US where one can buy a human egg, an egg from a blue-eyed blond from California costs several times that of an egg from a brunette from Florida.

Apparently superior genes (*cough*) go for a premium.

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garzooma  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:49:05pm

This hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s potentially significant. Politico reports:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will travel to Armenia this weekend in a show of support for the country, which has been locked in a deadly fight with Azerbaijan, two people familiar with the visit told POLITICO.
[…]
It will be the speaker’s latest dramatic foreign trip following her contentious arrival in Taiwan last month. With the midterms approaching — and the possibility that she will lose the gavel if Republicans return to the majority — the belief in Washington is that Pelosi wants to cement her legacy as a champion of human rights, not only in the United States but around the world.
[…]
When asked about the upcoming trip, Drew Hammill, the speaker’s deputy chief of staff, said, “We don’t confirm or deny international travel in advance due to longstanding security protocols.”
[…]

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 15, 2022 • 8:52:51pm

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:03:04pm

I’m gonna binge this weekend. 😎😎😎

Youtube Video

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:09:38pm
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retired cynic  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:25:45pm

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jaunte  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:27:52pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:33:49pm

re: #15 jaunte

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It wasn’t his first job, either.

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Belafon  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:50:05pm

We all know that none of the stuff we worked on for our companies belongs to us, it all belongs to the company. Well, all of us except her.

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darthstar  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:53:29pm

I was just cleaning the truck and it went off…honest.

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JC1  Sep 15, 2022 • 9:58:49pm

Streak broken … X/6.

Wordle 454 X/6

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Didn’t realize there were so many possibilities for the middle letter or I would have played it differently.

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darthstar  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:05:29pm
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darthstar  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:08:07pm

re: #19 JC1

Streak broken … X/6.

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I forgot to play yesterday so my streak is back to 1. But I’m 253/255. My only two misses were #12 and #14. May those words burn in hell.

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darthstar  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:15:10pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:28:37pm

re: #19 JC1

Streak broken … X/6.

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Same for me! Grunthos warned us — my first loss out of 251 games played. At least quordle and octordle went ok.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:36:30pm

re: #22 darthstar

It’s not like wallwarts overhang the other outlets on the wall or on the power strip.
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Sherlock Hound  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:38:17pm

re: #18 darthstar

Oh, my gode…
/
(“Godemiché” or just “gode” is the French term for these devices…)
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:50:49pm

Verified.

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sagehen  Sep 15, 2022 • 10:57:12pm

re: #26 I Would Prefer Not To

Verified.

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My only problem with recent casting is that on House of the Dragon, it disturbs me to see Dr Who doing the things Daemon does.

I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually; on the other hand, it took a whole season of Hawaii Five-0 before I could look at Kono and not see a Cylon. Or on B5, when Chekhov ran the Psi-Corps. My disbelief suspenders get all stretched out sometimes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 15, 2022 • 11:22:49pm

Some really good soundtrack bits in RoP episode 4. And I’m glad that Amazon allowed the show runners to let episodes go past the hour mark (this one is almost 70 minutes before the credits.)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:09:25am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:15:14am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:16:33am

re: #30 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, fooey.

Here’s your consolation prize:

Youtube Video


..

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:18:41am

re: #23 Hecuba’s daughter

Same for me! Grunthos warned us — my first loss out of 251 games played. At least quordle and octordle went ok.

Wordle 454 4/6*

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🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛
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With all those warnings about how tough it would be, I knew I had to get that middle letter on the first guess.

///luck gets all the credit

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:26:19am

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio’s six week abortion ban. Ironically, the judge says a 2011 amendment to the Ohio Constitution advocated by opponents of Obamacare to protect healthcare freedom includes the right to get an abortion.

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Nyet  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:29:33am

Now Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan exchange fire on the border.

meduza.io

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:33:18am

re: #34 Nyet

Now Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan exchange fire on the border.

meduza.io

Chaos and instability reign as the Russian Empire gradually disintegrates.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:36:54am

re: #35 No Malarkey!

Chaos and instability reign as the Russian Empire gradually disintegrates.

I wouldn’t say that quite yet - but it does look like opportunistic activities are flaring up as the regional players wake up to the fact that Russia is in no position right now to do much about it.

“When the cat’s outta town, the mice get down.”

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:38:35am

re: #33 No Malarkey!

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio’s six week abortion ban. Ironically, the judge says a 2011 amendment to the Ohio Constitution advocated by opponents of Obamacare to protect healthcare freedom includes the right to get an abortion.

Hearing set for September 19th on whether Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution. The judge declined to block the ban taking effect.

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Nyet  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:45:54am

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

Кот из дома — мыши в пляс.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:46:48am

GOP candidate for Governor of Nevada plans to assist forced birth states in prosecuting Nevada doctors for performing abortions on their residents. Abortion rights in Nevada are protected under a voter referendum, and can only be repealed by another referendum of Nevada voters.

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Nyet  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:48:46am

Well, at least I didn’t fail here.

Wördl 454 4/6

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wordle.at

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:34:01am

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Outrageous. Any law that requires such a travesty needs to be repealed. Zimmerman and Rittenhouse got away with murder but this obvious act of self defense is being penalized.

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:46:30am

re: #27 sagehen

My only problem with recent casting is that on House of the Dragon, it disturbs me to see Dr Who doing the things Daemon does.

I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually; on the other hand, it took a whole season of Hawaii Five-0 before I could look at Kono and not see a Cylon. Or on B5, when Chekhov ran the Psi-Corps. My disbelief suspenders get all stretched out sometimes.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Doctor is simply suffering from amnesia after a near fatal battle with Daleks. Season one is likely going to end with him opening a castle door and us hearing a Dalek shout exterminate, exter mi naaate!

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TarHellion  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:54:18am

Went back to one of my old stand-byes as a starting word and got the birdie 3. Wordle Bot continues to want to mess with us. TGIF! Work from home from 7:30 to 11:30 - then the weekend with MrsTarH and HP the Wonder Chihuahua. A pleasant day/evening to all!

Wordle 454 3/6

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TarHellion  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:58:30am

re: #43 steve_davis

Credit to Matt Smith for taking on Prince Philip and Daemon. In both portrayals, he brings life and depth to each person. And he was a freaking badass at the end of Episode 3 of HOTD!

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:10:22am

I should’ve had it in 3; I made a mistake on my 2nd.

Wordle 454 4/6

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:23:39am

re: #45 TarHellion

Credit to Matt Smith for taking on Prince Philip and Daemon. In both portrayals, he brings life and depth to each person. And he was a freaking badass at the end of Episode 3 of HOTD!

and then complete scum in Episode 4.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:24:01am

re: #19 JC1

Streak broken … X/6.

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OMG same here. X/6

Wordle 454 X/6

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:28:26am

re: #22 darthstar

Bulls logo:

Bulls Logo upside down:

Looks like a robot screwing a crab.

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:31:20am

re: #14 retired cynic

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we’re doin a dance that can’t be beat. we’re bare splootin…..

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:35:20am

Akiva offers us some late-night confidence that the 11th Circuit is not so far gone that they’ll let this abomination stand unchallenged:

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Nyet  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:37:16am

re: #49 Eventual Carrion

Robot reading the Torah.

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:40:27am

Except the Torah is a scroll, not a book. And the reader would have something that looks like a magic wand (a pointy thing) in one hand.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:41:52am

Personal stuff:

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:43:33am

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Private tag got screwed up it seems on your post.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:43:42am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:44:43am

re: #55 Eventual Carrion

Private tag got screwed up it seems on your post.

Fixed. I used the wrong symbol on the first one and it just disappeared.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:47:42am

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m imagining that as him putting on his beekeeping protective gear and shaking his butt in front of the hives.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:53:49am
“The top Republicans on two House committees want details from the White House on whether any administration officials who worked on President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan will personally benefit from it,” Bloomberg reports.

because (presumably) young adults working for the government arent citizens?

because those who might get relief are really the ones pushing this for their own personal benefit

because no one in spy45’s admin benefited from laws, rules, etc that they themselves orchestrated, and in broad daylight and with impunity - ie public service for private gain?

emoluments anyone
misusing the PACs
private jet use
redecorating offices
securities trading
Scott Pruitt
DeJoy and his trucking co
on and on (and that just took 10 seconds)
ETA: PPP loans AND forgiveness


ffs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:55:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:05:31am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:06:53am

Telling the Bees JG Whittier

….Just the same as a month before,—
The house and the trees,
The barn’s brown gable, the vine by the door,—
Nothing changed but the hives of bees.

Before them, under the garden wall,
Forward and back,
Went drearily singing the chore-girl small,
Draping each hive with a shred of black.

Trembling, I listened: the summer sun
Had the chill of snow;
For I knew she was telling the bees of one
Gone on the journey we all must go!

Then I said to myself, “My Mary weeps
For the dead to-day:
Haply her blind old grandsire sleeps
The fret and the pain of his age away.”

But her dog whined low; on the doorway sill,
With his cane to his chin,
The old man sat; and the chore-girl still
Sung to the bees stealing out and in.

And the song she was singing ever since
In my ear sounds on:—
“Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence!
Mistress Mary is dead and gone!”

poetryfoundation.org

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:08:56am

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i hate the fact that we live in a world now where what would be a sweet moment gets whored out by people recording on cellphones. just enjoy the moment, folks. you don’t need to worry about your twitter feed.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:13:50am

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What a beautiful video.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:21:26am

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:23:02am

re: #63 steve_davis

i hate the fact that we live in a world now where what would be a sweet moment gets whored out by people recording on cellphones. just enjoy the moment, folks. you don’t need to worry about your twitter feed.

i have not much photographed my travels. trying to catch and chronicle everything that’s happening, everybody and everything i see. for who?

instead of feeling, experiencing each and every moment, it always felt like an intrusion; a job or responsibility to create a thing to say ‘look at what i did’.

i’m not knocking photography or those who enjoy it. I travel with those who do. makes it easier too.

under water as well. i want to feel the dive, not spend my time setting up a shot or worse, missing it. (gasp!)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:24:21am

Live thread. Akiva is starting off the morning with a bang. Judge Loose Cannon is rapidly painting herself into a corner here; pretty soon, I could see attorneys basically filing paperwork saying, “We could contest this, but we know you’re just going to rule against us, so instead, we’ll just state for the record that we want to preserve issues X, Y, and Z for the inevitable appeal.”

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:36:31am

re: #59 Dangerman

because (presumably) young adults working for the government arent citizens?

because those who might get relief are really the ones pushing this for their own personal benefit

There’s a cutoff, it’s only for people earning less than $125K/yr. What’s the White House pay scale?

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:40:44am
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:41:30am

re: #68 sagehen

There’s a cutoff, it’s only for people earning less than $125K/yr. What’s the White House pay scale?

even if one person gets $1 of benefit….scandal!! the biggest scandal!!!

another difference here too is whether someone is in or outside the government, everyone is treated the same

not so with the 2017 ‘tax cut’

let alone those ‘perks’ i mentioned above - those were the “ins” literally stealing, for their own selves

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:42:20am

re: #69 Belafon

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The Russians Are Coming!

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:52:11am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:53:24am

re: #71 Dangerman

It’s been suggested that during the initial phase of the war, the Russians were using badly outdated maps of strategic military positions within Ukraine. I honestly don’t know if that’s the case….but I wouldn’t be all that surprised if that was true.

It sure would explain one helluva lot.

Off to work for the last lesson of the week. Back later.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:05:27am

A long but interesting thread about how the setback is playing with different groups in Russia:

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:11:49am

i just read this actual sentence about a president of the united states:

If you break Trump’s main felonies into five or seven groups

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:12:44am

re: #66 Dangerman

i have not much photographed my travels. trying to catch and chronicle everything that’s happening, everybody and everything i see. for who?

instead of feeling, experiencing each and every moment, it always felt like an intrusion; a job or responsibility to create a thing to say ‘look at what i did’.

i’m not knocking photography or those who enjoy it. I travel with those who do. makes it easier too.

under water as well. i want to feel the dive, not spend my time setting up a shot or worse, missing it. (gasp!)

I made myself learn to take rapid fire pics with one hand and keep my brain and eyes attentive to the experience. Took 600+ pics on the Boston Duck tour and had the experience undiminished.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:20:13am

Oh, I didn’t hear or notice this part. Judge Loose Cannon apparently disclosed to the DOJ that her explicit purpose is to put an end to their criminal investigation of Trump.

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gocart mozart  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:20:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:28:41am
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jeffreyw  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:35:31am

Good morning!

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:43:02am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:43:16am

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

The buses are going to be working overtime running over all these conspirators in the near future it seems.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:54:33am

I think this is the best layman’s summary of Judge Loose Cannon’s bizarro-world ruling on the special master that we’ll find on the Interwebs.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:57:51am

re: #42 Patricia Kayden

Outrageous. Any law that requires such a travesty needs to be repealed. Zimmerman and Rittenhouse got away with murder but this obvious act of self defense is being penalized.

She pled guilty to a felony, so as a felon the law required reparations. She couldn’t have pled self-defense because the scumbag was asleep when she killed him, though he clearly deserved it.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:02:12am
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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:03:57am

re: #85 Dangerman

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It’s a birb! It’s a bat! It’s a fishy?!?

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:07:08am

re: #76 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

I made myself learn to take rapid fire pics with one hand and keep my brain and eyes attentive to the experience. Took 600+ pics on the Boston Duck tour and had the experience undiminished.

over the years I managed to get some good shots with a plastic 110 instamatic on a bike at 65mph

Ditto for the experience

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:10:13am

re: #82 Eventual Carrion

The buses are going to be working overtime running over all these conspirators in the near future it seems.

There should be a bunch free who are currently dead heading back to texas from dc

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:10:47am

re: #85 Dangerman

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Some female ray: “Yeah, but can you walk on land?” And the takeover begins.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:11:30am

re: #83 Dopamine Fish

I think this is the best layman’s summary of Judge Loose Cannon’s bizarro-world ruling on the special master that we’ll find on the Interwebs.

[Embedded content]

“It is so because I say it is so”
I’m the judge. I’m in charge.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:12:39am

re: #86 wrenchwench

It’s a birb! It’s a bat! It’s a fishy?!?

Its a floor wax. it’s a dessert topping

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:17:45am
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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:19:42am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:21:59am

re: #93 Belafon

But that’s the right wing schtick. They’ve advanced the narrative, and now the “both-sides” media will frame it so that Democrats are seen as anti-immigrant and declare that “both sides have an immigration problem,” and thus, the cosmic balance is preserved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:26:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:27:32am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:29:10am

I saw Spike Lee when I went to Martha’s Vineyard. There is a large black community that has been vacationing their since the end of the Civil War.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:29:35am

re: #92 Belafon

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“there are some people whose behavior is immoral by the standards of any generation. That would seem to describe DeSantis to a T.”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:36:07am

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

All I have to say is that if someone kicked me I would jack them in the face a split second later.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:38:19am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:38:21am

Fox News doing what Fox New does.

If you’re curious, this story is about the fact that wingnuts find it absolutely hilarious that Martha’s Vineyard sent out a tweet about a “humanitarian crisis” when only 50 migrants showed up at their door.

Basically, we’re talking about RWNJ assholes who think 50 people is far too few to count as any kind of “humanitarian crisis”.

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gocart mozart  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:39:02am
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gocart mozart  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:40:32am
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:40:48am

I haz a sad 😢

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:41:59am

re: #90 Dangerman

“It is so because I say it is so”
I’m the judge. I’m in charge.

Because the Federalist Society vociferously opposes judicial activism.//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:52:17am
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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 7:57:47am

I moved my VRPC into a new case. The old case was extremely cluttered and I had a huge air cooler on the CPU. I switched to water cooling and a roomier case, and can now set the CPU and GPU to run quite a bit faster than they had run before. I also upgraded to a 1300w power supply in preparation for Nvidia’s 40x series cards.

The thing is full of LEDs and can be set to be extremely gaudy, but white is also an option.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:00:55am

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does this mean Warnock is fucked?

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:00:59am

re: #71 Dangerman

The Russians Are Coming!

“Emehrgency! Everybody to get from street!”

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:02:30am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

Does this mean Warnock is fucked?

No, it looks like he is in a rough statistical tie with Walker, when it shouldn’t even be close - but self-destructive white people are voting for the Republican, because fuck decency and morality, there are libs to own.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:03:07am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

Does this mean Warnock is fucked?

It means every single eligible voter must show up at the polls or else the USA is quickly going to turn into an authoritarian fascist hybrid regime powered by White Evangelical Christian paranoia.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:05:21am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:06:40am

re: #104 The Pie Overlord!

ARGH. My first miss in a while.

Wordle 454 X/6

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:07:54am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

Does this mean Warnock is fucked?

Georgia is more than 30% black, which is a lot more than the national average.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:07:56am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

Does this mean Warnock is fucked?

Women show up more often than men to vote based on past voting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:07:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:10:45am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:11:33am

Went to the store today and saw Batman shampoo. I looked all through the aisle and was really disappointed I couldn’t find Conditioner Gordon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:12:03am
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KingKenrod  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:13:58am

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

This one ended my streak of way over 100. Based on evidence, objectively, I would have to say this one sucked.

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:14:07am

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“You can’t make this stuff up”??

Apparently you can.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:14:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:14:50am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:17:04am

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

What is it with these NJ Republicans thinking they can win in PA?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:17:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:18:23am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:21:49am

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seems like us here in PA have a border war coming with Jersey.

Edit to add:
Maybe we can bus these immigrants to Florida or Texas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:26:44am
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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:28:51am

Into the trap

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:30:29am

re: #109 A Three Hour Tour

“Emehrgency! Everybody to get from street!”

Down in one

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:30:52am

re: #101 Eclectic Cyborg

This has been done before. Racists never change.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:34:06am
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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:35:14am

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

What has any 5th grader done to have made the world better because he or she is in it?

Maybe given his or her parents a reason to work harder, contribute to the community, live their lives with a future orientation instead of just for today?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:35:16am

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like they go out of their way to be assholes.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:35:44am

re: #80 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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rhuarc  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:36:30am

This was my favorite tweet in that Akiva thread. I hope people start waking up and realize these “judges” just don’t care about the law. And I hope our Congress critters figure that out real soon and start trying to get them removed.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:37:40am

re: #101 Eclectic Cyborg

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Fox News doing what Fox New does.

If you’re curious, this story is about the fact that wingnuts find it absolutely hilarious that Martha’s Vineyard sent out a tweet about a “humanitarian crisis” when only 50 migrants showed up at their door.

Basically, we’re talking about RWNJ assholes who think 50 people is far too few to count as any kind of “humanitarian crisis”.

for which they werent prepared
to a place that didnt know they were coming
and still managed to get organized and act like ‘human’s in the blink of an eye

note ALSO: desantis had to target them from texas. he could not find 50 in florida to do this to

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:39:02am

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

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hey abbott,

the border must be secure if you caught them and were able to put them on buses

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:40:09am

re: #137 Dangerman

note ALSO: desantis had to target them from texas. he could not find 50 in florida to do this to

Apparently that was the purpose of the misdirection: DeathSentence had them flown from Texas to Florida so that he could then claim, “Oh look, illegal immigrants in Florida, I am going to use this COVID cash which we don’t give a shit about so has been earmarked for removing illegal immigrants to remove these illegal immigrants! Did I mention they were illegal immigrants?”

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:41:33am

re: #42 Patricia Kayden

Outrageous. Any law that requires such a travesty needs to be repealed. Zimmerman and Rittenhouse got away with murder but this obvious act of self defense is being penalized.

Zimmerman and Rittenhouse were white males; she’s a black female. American justice at its finest.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:42:58am

re: #129 HRH Stanley Sea

Into the trap

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Seems many of us got caught as well.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:45:10am

re: #141 Eventual Carrion

Seems many of us got caught as well.

Getting that middle letter, or close enough to it, is clearly the key.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:47:46am

these people are so weird

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:49:04am

Christina conveniently forgets about Venezuela, where these particular refugees came from.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:49:37am

re: #136 rhuarc

while this is all true
and maybe she’s not much of a jurist

it could also be the usual idiot-speak, just clothed in a robe.
(because she knows she’s getting flayed by everyone with a law degree and many withouth)

it’s what i say it is at this moment
it doesnt have to make sense
or be internally logical
or consistent

and i can 180 it at any time for any reason
and then be just as ‘right’

there is no continuity or integrity

there is only who has the power.
she does (for now)
she ruled

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:50:39am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

these people are so weird

I saw the argument that “other states should help share the load of Texas having to deal with all these immigrants,” which, there is a case to be made that such a system could and should be set up. The point, however, is that it should be a SYSTEM - not just “I’m going to fly a bunch of people in and say, ‘Here you go, deal with it.’” I know the point they’re trying to make, which is that Texas has to deal with people just suddenly showing up in the middle of the night and therefore you should too, but that’s just petty. Do your fucking jobs, Greg and Ron; negotiate with the government and other states to get a load-sharing system in place.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:50:55am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:51:40am
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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:51:55am

re: #140 Hecuba’s daughter

Zimmerman and Rittenhouse were white males; she’s a black female. American justice at its finest.

Zimmerman and Rittenhouse don’t live in Iowa, and aren’t subject to Iowa law.

Just stop this shit. There are plenty of race-based injustices in the world without your making them up.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:52:10am

re: #141 Eventual Carrion

Seems many of us got caught as well.

Yeah, me too.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:52:54am

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

Prager once again proving that fetus fetishists don’t care a bit about children.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:53:56am

re: #139 Dopamine Fish

Apparently that was the purpose of the misdirection: DeathSentence had them flown from Texas to Florida so that he could then claim, “Oh look, illegal immigrants in Florida, I am going to use this COVID cash which we don’t give a shit about so has been earmarked for removing illegal immigrants to remove these illegal immigrants! Did I mention they were illegal immigrants?”

yeah landed to refuel in ‘crestview’ florida. a hot bed of illegal border crossing.
doesnt change that they boarded in texas.

i havent read (yet) whether they were even allowed off the plane in crestview.

the whole structure of the stunt is so transparent he may not get away with it.

what an evil little worm

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:54:41am

re: #149 A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS

Zimmerman and Rittenhouse don’t live in Iowa, and aren’t subject to Iowa law.

Just stop this shit. There are plenty of race-based injustices in the world without your making them up.

Not so much detail in her comment. I think it still qualifies as observational.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:55:06am

re: #152 Dangerman

yeah landed to refuel in ‘crestview’ florida. a hot bed of illegal border crossing.
doesnt change that they boarded in texas.

i havent read (yet) whether they were even allowed off the plane in crestview.

the whole structure of the stunt is so transparent he may not get away with it.

what an evil little worm

I hope he doesn’t, but anyone who says Governor DeathSentence is an idiot is wrong. He is shrewd, cruel, and manipulative, but not stupid.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:55:43am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

these people are so weird

1. Martha’s Vineyard is not just dropping these people off in some random spot and letting them fend for themselves.

2. Martha’s Vineyard is (I imagine) being 100% honest with these people about where they are being sent and what happens next.

3. Fuck the GOP.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 8:59:19am

I saw someone in the Twitter replies somewhere going WHARRGARBL OTHER STATES SHOULD JUST VOLUNTARILY OFFER TO HELP TEXAS AND OTHER BORDER STATES WITH THEIR IMMIGRANT PROBLEM and I’m over here like, why? That’s not how our federal system works. You don’t just sit there and whine and hope somebody takes pity on you and does something (and besides; do you really see Greg “if I could shoot the liberals in my state, I would” Abbott accepting help from the likes of New York or Massachusetts voluntarily?). If it’s as big of an emergency as you claim, you ask Washington for help, and they in turn will ask other states to provide help, if it is needed.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:00:14am

re: #154 Dopamine Fish

I hope he doesn’t, but anyone who says Governor DeathSentence is an idiot is wrong. He is shrewd, cruel, and manipulative, but not stupid.

agreed
though i think he’s entering the hubris stage when he thinks he can do no wrong, or at least do wrong with impunity

also he is extremely dislikeable and not personable at all.
i dont think he has what it takes to be accepted nationally

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:00:33am

re: #146 Dopamine Fish

the point they’re trying to make, which is that Texas has to deal with people just suddenly showing up in the middle of the night and therefore you should too, but that’s just petty. Do your fucking jobs, Greg and Ron; negotiate with the government and other states to get a load-sharing system in place.

You mean the Texas that has facilities special-built with capacity for tens of thousands of people at a time? Plus ongoing contracts for food and medicine and beds and blankets for those tens of thousands of people, and social workers, and lawyers, and immigration judges, and so on?

Is that the Texas to which you refer?

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:01:10am

This morning’s weightlifting:
An old ash tree died down in the back and we had it taken down.
I just moved this chunk upslope about 200 yards to dry out so I can do a little carving.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:01:12am

re: #158 sagehen

You mean the Texas that has facilities special-built with capacity for tens of thousands of people at a time? Plus ongoing contracts for food and medicine and beds and blankets for those tens of thousands of people, and social workers, and lawyers, and immigration judges, and so on?

Is that the Texas to which you refer?

Look, I never said it was a GOOD point. Just that it was THE point.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:01:29am

re: #156 Dopamine Fish

I saw someone in the Twitter replies somewhere going WHARRGARBL OTHER STATES SHOULD JUST VOLUNTARILY OFFER TO HELP TEXAS AND OTHER BORDER STATES WITH THEIR IMMIGRANT PROBLEM and I’m over here like, why? That’s not how our federal system works. You don’t just sit there and whine and hope somebody takes pity on you and does something (and besides; do you really see Greg “if I could shoot the liberals in my state, I would” Abbott accepting help from the likes of New York or Massachusetts voluntarily?). If it’s as big of an emergency as you claim, you ask Washington for help, and they in turn will ask other states to provide help, if it is needed.

for which rand paul will certainly vote against

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:01:30am

re: #69 Belafon

….You can’t make this up - some of the Russian units in Ukraine used (probability are still using) “Atlas of the Automobile Roads of the USSR” for directions. This is the second largest army of the world…..

Not the second largest army in the world; per Usa Today

1. China - 2,000,000
2. India - 1,450,000
3. United States - 1,390,000
4. North Korea - 1,200,000
5. Russia - 850,000
6. Pakistan - 640,000
7. Iran - 575,000
8. South Korea - 555,000
9. Vietnam - 470,000
10.Egypt - 450,000

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:04:17am

re: #53 sagehen

It is called a Yad. I believe it means hand and is usually made of silver.

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:07:43am

re: #159 jaunte

This morning’s weightlifting:
An old ash tree died down in the back and we had it taken down.
I just moved this chunk upslope about 200 yards to dry out so I can do a little carving.

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Self portrait? You could make an ash of yourself.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:08:25am

re: #164 wrenchwench

I don’t know, seems redundant!

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:08:28am

re: #156 Dopamine Fish

I saw someone in the Twitter replies somewhere going WHARRGARBL OTHER STATES SHOULD JUST VOLUNTARILY OFFER TO HELP TEXAS AND OTHER BORDER STATES WITH THEIR IMMIGRANT PROBLEM and I’m over here like, why? That’s not how our federal system works. You don’t just sit there and whine and hope somebody takes pity on you and does something (and besides; do you really see Greg “if I could shoot the liberals in my state, I would” Abbott accepting help from the likes of New York or Massachusetts voluntarily?). If it’s as big of an emergency as you claim, you ask Washington for help, and they in turn will ask other states to provide help, if it is needed.

Ask them what part of “united states” they don’t understand.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:09:15am
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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:09:36am

re: #166 BlueSpotinAL

Ask them what part of “united states” they don’t understand.

“United? Only if it means my Christianity.”

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:10:00am

re: the odious Dennis Prager and “What has any 5th grader done?” My son is in 6th grade. He is an exceptional video game player and has already brought joy to several people, both of my generation and his own. He has, in his small way, made the world a better place. Now, I’ll grant that a complete and utter dumbshit like Prager would never recognize the ways in which he has improved my life and the lives of my friends and his friends, but I do.

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:11:32am

re: #165 jaunte

I don’t know, seems redundant!

Rear view, triple entender.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:12:15am

re: #167 jaunte

I think that’s the thread where I found all the wharrgarbl whataboutism.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:21:12am

It’s still Libertarian funny money, but at least it isn’t a massive waste of energy anymore and doesn’t encourage people to buy up video cards to use to waste that energy.

Ethereum developers today executed the “Merge,” an upgrade that eliminates mining and dramatically reduces the energy consumption of the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency. Today’s action “completed Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake consensus, officially deprecating proof-of-work and reducing energy consumption by ~99.95 percent,” the ethereum.org Merge page said.

The Ethereum blockchain has existed since July 2015, and planning for today’s change has been in the works for several years. Because a botched transition could have caused chaos, Ethereum developers over the past year have “repeatedly pushed back the date of ‘the Merge’ to give themselves more time to prepare,” as Ars writer Timothy B. Lee previously wrote in a detailed feature on the transition. The Merge will “put the world’s Ethereum miners out of work,” as the new system doesn’t require the powerful graphics cards previously needed to maintain the blockchain and create new ether, Lee wrote.

Ethereum completes the “Merge,” which ends mining and cuts energy use by 99.95% (ARSTechnica)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:31:47am

@Belefon, this is for you. I saw it today and it made me think of you. Having lost two dogs in the last couple of months, I wasn’t able to respond earlier because I kept crying, so I had to scroll through everything. Please know you are in my thoughts.

I cribbed this from LinkedIn.

WHY DOGS LIVE LESS THAN HUMAN!!!

Here’s the surprising answer of a 6 year old child.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:34:36am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:38:42am

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cruz deleted this. 😂😂😂

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:41:51am
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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:44:14am

re: #12 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m gonna binge this weekend. 😎😎😎

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Reacher is a Tom Brady doppelganger.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:49:38am
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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:51:16am

re: #72 Belafon

For the first time, a video emerges of a recruitment talk for Wagner by Prigozhin in a Russian prison camp. Absolutely bonkers. “Nobody goes back behind bars. If you serve six months, you are free. If you arrive in Ukraine and decide it’s not for you, we execute you.”

I know how that shit works:

If you serve 6 months - you continue fighting or we execute you.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:56:59am

re: #180 jaunte

DeathSantis is a worthless piece of shit, and all his fucking cronies. Lower than whale shit at the bottom of the ocean.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:57:49am

Brought to you by the same people who thought the Biden admin forgiving $10 000 of debt to each person with student loans was “wasteful spending”.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 9:59:32am

re: #182 Eventual Carrion

Apparently some DHS people helped him Kafkafy the confusion by randomly assigning check-in cities to paperwork given to the migrants.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:01:11am

re: #182 Eventual Carrion

DeathSantis is a worthless piece of shit, and all his fucking cronies. Lower than whale shit at the bottom of the ocean.

And so are his supporters, as well as all of Trump’s supporters. And those employed by DHS. Based on the video, it appears that they collaborated in this evil stunt.

“Some of those that work forces.
Are the same that burn crosses”

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:01:17am

re: #182 Eventual Carrion

DeathSantis is a worthless piece of shit, and all his fucking cronies. Lower than whale shit at the bottom of the ocean.

I Googled this. Whale shit does not sink.
livescience.com

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:01:54am

re: #184 jaunte

Apparently some DHS people helped him Kafkafy the confusion by randomly assigning check-in cities to paperwork given to the migrants.

The cruelty is the point.

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:06:17am

re: #186 Crush White Nationalism

I Googled this. […]

I laughed. Then I rtwt. I’m still laughing, but I’m smarter. Thanks.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:13:07am

Yet another forced birth Republican politician softening his stance for the midterms. In a 2018 interview, he proposed “death panels” should decide if a woman was really close enough to dying to get an abortion.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:15:13am

re: #184 jaunte

Apparently some DHS people helped him Kafkafy the confusion by randomly assigning check-in cities to paperwork given to the migrants.

ICE is part of DHS. Many ICE people are as bad as CBP. There are horrible people in all these agencies. They’re way too much like the dentist in Little Shop off Horrors.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:15:16am
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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:20:35am

re: #180 jaunte

The DHS employees who participated in this fraud out to be immediately suspended pending termination. Hopefully there is an ongoing investigation to find out who at DHS participated in this.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:21:55am

This is Titan.

we got a text from our next door neighbor late last night

Titan died suddenly from an undetected tumor.

Never left his master’s yard, protecting it fiercely.

He was an integral, and loud part of our lives over the fence.

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Jay C  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:22:36am

re: #175 GlutenFreeJesus

Cruz deleted this. 😂😂😂

Gee, a sneery tweet from Ted Cruz turns out be bullshit! Whatta shocker!!

A) Even if the “National Guard” thing was true (?), how many Guardsmen is it going to take to manage the relocation of 50 civilians (including children)? A platoon? Two?

B) “4.2 million illegal immigrants” in Texas? SRSLY? That’s 14% of the population of the state- one in seven people? Is that figure even remotely credible?

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austin_blue  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:41:19pm

re: #80 jeffreyw

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Piñata!


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