Colbert: DeSantis Owns the Libs by Making Them Look Compassionate; Biden Doesn’t Joke Around

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Florida officials lied to the migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard in an attempt to make a point about America’s immigration policies, and President Biden isn’t kidding around when he talks about his support for labor unions. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:22:37am

From downstairs:

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:28:46am

Call something “Christian” and you can do whatever you want. I don’t know what the point of an unaccredited grade school is.

Thursday morning Kanye West sent a letter to Gap notifying them that he’d be terminating his Yeezy Gap clothing line. The collab between the rapper and retailer kicked off in 2020 and pulled in an impressive $1 billion in sales in its first year. But, citing a breach of contract, Ye pulled out of what should have been a ten year deal. Gap CEO Mark Breitbard emailed staff confirming the separation, saying that the company’s and Ye’s “vision is not aligned.” West reportedly plans to open his own clothing stores.

As is often the case with West, another big news item concerning him dropped the same day: Rolling Stone published a piece on questionable practices at Donda Academy, the private Christian prep school West opened last year. Yes, the artist behind The College Dropout and Late Registration operates a school. (Though to be fair, he also has albums titled Second Semester and Graduation.) The unaccredited K-12 school located in Simi Valley requires families of students to sign NDAs. A source at the school told Rolling Stone that they aren’t so much NDAs as they are an “informal agreement.”

Kanye’s Christian School Requires Parents to Sign NDAs (Jezebel)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:30:05am
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aatharuv  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:33:21am

DeSantis owns the libs by pushing out refugees from Latin American Socialism and Kleptocracy.

miaminewtimes.com

Is he trying to lose the right wing Cuban/Latin American vote?

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Jay C  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:35:59am

re: #4 aatharuv

DeSantis owns the libs by hating on refugees from Latin American Socialism.

miaminewtimes.com

Is he trying to turn away the right wing Cuban/Latin American vote?

I doubt it: AFAIK, all Florida Republicans have to do is drop a few mentions of “communism” in their campaign ads (relevant or not), and that bloc falls right in line….

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:39:55am

re: #1 The Pie Overlord!

From downstairs:

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Why have children at all Dennis?

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:42:02am

RELEASE THE BIDEN

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:44:48am

An interviewer asked Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters to pick a ‘subversive thinker’ whom people should know more about

He picked the Unabomber.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:44:53am

Nonviable fetus found abandoned on south side Milwaukee street

Milwaukee police are investigating after a dead and nonviable fetus was left on the street of a south side neighborhood Sunday.

Police were called to the 3400 block of South 84th Street, near the Highwood Estates and Euclid Park neighborhoods, sometime after 11:45 a.m. after the fetus was discovered, according to a news release. Police are searching for the mother.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said the incident is not being investigated as a homicide. The fetus was 18 weeks old and nonviable, meaning it had no chance of survival, the office said.

Expect more of this.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:46:16am
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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:46:35am

re: #9 Amory Blaine

Better investigate those officers for their failure to revive the fetus.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:48:31am

Breaking news : Martha’s Vinyard is willing to accept the migrants if FL will take Dershowitz.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:51:07am

re: #12 Dangerman

When you bus immigrants out of the state but prevent pregnant women from leaving….

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:56:03am

THREAD

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 10:58:12am

As for “this time its different, because they used people as pawns”…

they’ve been using women and children as props for decades.
See: the entire anti-abortion movement

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:01:42am

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once bragged to authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser — who have just published The Divider — about his access to Donald Trump and told them about Trump’s boasts about his closeness with evangelicals, The Independent reports.

He said Trump had told him: “Those fucking Christians love me.”

Graham added: “He’s a lying motherfucker… He could kill fifty people on our side and it wouldn’t matter.”

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:02:01am

re: #8 Dangerman

An interviewer asked Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters to pick a ‘subversive thinker’ whom people should know more about

He picked the Unabomber.

There ya go.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:02:13am

LOL looks like the Wagner Group’s tactic of recruiting prisoners isn’t going so well after all…

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:03:34am

re: #18 Dr Lizardo

I guess there aren’t a lot of jailbreak movies made in Russia.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:05:36am

re: #18 Dr Lizardo

LOL looks like the Wagner Group’s tactic of recruiting prisoners isn’t going so well after all…

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Sounds like NCR and the Powder Gangers in Fallout New Vegas.

“Who knew giving prisoners explosives was a bad idea.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:06:44am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Goddamn that’s hideous. I try not to use that word much, but GODDAMN. Fuck all the Republicans who had anything to do with this.

Who was the woman giving the remarks?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:06:59am

From downstairs:

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Interesting re a Cruz tweet that he may have deleted..

Leftist hypocrisy: Dems activate National Guard to interdict 50 illegal immigrants who disturbed liberals’ golf games & Chardonnay at Martha’s Vineyard.

They do NOTHING to address 4.2 MILLION illegal immigrants who have flooded small towns in Texas.

Biden doesn’t care.

According to Google, about 4.2 million Texas residents were foreign born. So was Cruz deliberately lambasting anyone residing in Texas who was not born here? Was he claiming that foreign birth is somehow a disqualification from being accepted as part of this nation, which would include Canadian-born Cruz himself?

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:07:17am

I get paid what is technically an hourly rate to tutor, but the hourly rate is only good if I am actually working on something during that time. Otherwise, I get paid nothing. Guess how long it takes me to complete a paper review that has a 50 minute max time rate attached to it?

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:07:39am
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:08:51am
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:16:52am

re: #16 Dangerman

I wonder if that implies that spy45 doesn’t include himself among those well engaged Christians.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:20:15am
Streamed live on Sep 14, 2022 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is celebrating its 30th anniversary in a few months, and to celebrate, IGN’s Scott Collura is moderating a cast reunion with Nana Visitor, Colm Meaney, and Terry Farrell to discuss the legacy of the show; its themes of morality, war, diversity; and its impact on new audiences thanks to streaming services.

Youtube Video

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:20:54am
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:28:30am
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aatharuv  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:29:37am

re: #19 jaunte

I guess there aren’t a lot of jailbreak movies made in Russia.

The star of Prison Break, Wentworth Miller, apparently at one point had a following in Russia at one point, but refused an invitation to a Russian film festival, after Putin’s passage of anti-gay laws, coming out as gay.

Wentworth Miller: Prison Break star comes out and attacks Russia’s anti-gay legislation

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:29:38am
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:31:57am

The silence from the US Catholic bishops on this issue deafening

Not one said “we’ll take em”

Pelosi, Biden et al can’t get communion for their political stances.

Abbott and desantis personally concoct and approve plans to eff with peoples lives and…crickets

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:34:24am

re: #17 Barefoot Grin

There ya go.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:35:49am

He knows that he is a useless old man who has accomplished nothing of value in his life and that the empire is long gone.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:36:58am

re: #33 Dangerman

The Unabomber, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, is a leading thinker for a Republican.

Fauci is reviled as a quack and political operative.

What a world

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:37:37am
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aatharuv  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:38:19am

re: #25 Dangerman

He who must not be named is much more likely to have suggested putting them in unused malls*. Which in the _long_ run (after full conversion to living quarters), is not actually a bad idea. In the short run, they’re good in at best an emergency situation.

*Making use of all the brick and mortal retail that’s going by the wayside was actually one of his campaign ideas.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:43:30am
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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:46:13am

Trump judges continue to corrupt our legal system:

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:47:00am

This time in an attempt to protect RNC records from scrutiny.

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Egregious Philbin  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:50:20am

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t like the new queen

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:51:21am

re: #32 Dangerman

The silence from the US Catholic bishops on this issue deafening

Not one said “we’ll take em”

Pelosi, Biden et al can’t get communion for their political stances.

Abbott and desantis personally concoct and approve plans to eff with peoples lives and…crickets

Both the Torah and the New Testament are unambiguous:

Leviticus 19 34:

The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I the LORD am your God.

Matthew 25 35 40:

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Neither DeSantis nor Abbott can claim to be anything other than a devotee of Republican Jesus — a total repudiation of whatever their religion should have taught them.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:52:01am
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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:53:22am

re: #43 jaunte

There’s very little point in asking questions of any of these GOP liars. All they do is lie.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:54:52am

re: #42 Hecuba’s daughter

Both the Torah and the New Testament are unambiguous:

Leviticus 19 34:

Matthew 25 35 40:

Neither DeSantis nor Abbott can claim to be anything other than a devotee of Republican Jesus — a total repudiation of whatever their religion should have taught them.

they, like spy45, claim to be one thing while acting exactly the opposite.
and the hordes think they’re holy.

as for the church, let’s be charitable and say not one bishop had his TV on in the last two days

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:56:10am

re: #44 EPR-radar

The lies the DHS people filled in on the migrants’ paperwork don’t match the lie DeSantis was telling there.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 11:57:02am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:00:53pm

JFC, this give me a chill down my back:

Youtube Video

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:02:26pm

re: #47 jaunte

The DHS Inspector General is the one responsible for punishing this… unfortunately, didn’t we just determine that they’re a holdover hack?

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BeachDem  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:04:17pm

re: #43 jaunte

He can’t even put on a mask correctly.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:04:47pm

re: #50 BeachDem

He can’t even put on a mask correctly.

Not can’t. Won’t. Because he is determined to be a maximum jackass.

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retired cynic  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:05:57pm

Flight of the Condor. Returning the Condor to northern California.

wapo.st

This is a gift link; no paywall. I had to load it several times before it would start at the beginning. Be sure to turn the sound on.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:19:09pm

re: #45 Dangerman

they, like spy45, claim to be one thing while acting exactly the opposite.
and the hordes think they’re holy.

as for the church, let’s be charitable and say not one bishop had his TV on in the last two days

Let’s face it: those Christians and Jews who support Trump also support the platform of Republican Jesus. And when we ask our brother about the fate of those on the St. Louis, he waves his hands and treats that as a different situation.

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gocart mozart  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:22:03pm
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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:22:22pm

re: #18 Dr Lizardo

LOL looks like the Wagner Group’s tactic of recruiting prisoners isn’t going so well after all…

Who could’ve guessed that criminals handed a uniform and thrust into combat with little, if any, training wouldn’t make good soldiers?

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lizardofid  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:28:47pm
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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:29:05pm

In the stolen classified documents case, tfg’s side proposed two possible Special Masters. One, retired Judge Dearie, is reportedly competent, honest and scrupulous.

So why was he proposed by tfg? This may be the answer:

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:31:43pm

re: #57 ckkatz

DT’s regular MO: run the clock down. Pursue it until there is no time left.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:33:23pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

DT’s regular MO: run the clock down. Pursue it until there is no time left.

He has a real shot at dying in his sleep before we can bring him to justice.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:34:53pm

Hi. I can’t stay, but a brief update.

We’re stranded in Newfoundland. Our ferry to Argentia was cancelled as the vessel broke down, so we scrambled and were booked on the Port aux Basques ferry. We broke down in the harbour in Port aux Basques and were towed in. (Huge plumes of black smoke issuing from the engine room is usually not a good sign.)

I wound up cancelling our reservations on the east side of Newfoundand and in St. Pierre via E-mail. My wife had alternative plans made up for a western Newfoundland trip so we’ve activated those.

On top of that, the ferry to Labrador keeps getting cancelled for high winds. The remnants of a Pacific typhoon are about to bear down on us here. That storm has already laid down snow in western Labrador.

We might have to throw ourselves on the Canadian government for mercy if the last ferry off the island gets cancelled.

On top of that, my ATM card quit working in Nova Scotia. I called the bank in Scottsbluff yesterday to find out what’s up (ouch hotel telephone charge), and they said they sent everyone new ATM cards (right after we left Nebraska, great, that means mine is at the Post Office at home). We’ll have to go to a bank to exchange some cash tomorrow but we should be okay.

We are currently in Stephenville, Newfoundland. We took a walking trip today to see an ancient fossil bed just outside town (regrettably I did not bring my camera.)

A couple photographs:

MV Confederation—ferry from PEI to NS

The ferry from Woods Island, Prince Edward Island to Caribou, Nova Scotia

North Sydney, Nova Scotia

North Sydney from the ferry in the harbour.

The two ferries to Newfoundland. On the right is the ferry to Argentia and the left to Port aux Basques.

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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:35:00pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

DT’s regular MO: run the clock down. Pursue it until there is no time left.

It’s time for an emergency appeal to the 11th circuit. Judge Cannon is Trump’s creature, and she cannot be allowed to fuck things up any more than they have already been fucked up.

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:38:14pm
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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:42:15pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sounds like an adventure as well as a trip.
Hope it all works out and the delays do not affect your other plans.

Wasn’t there a song about this? It went something like -

“Welcome to the Hotel Newfoundland,
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave”

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:42:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:42:37pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

I want to see Massachusetts charge that asshat with kidnapping.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:49:35pm

Supertyphoon Nanmadol looking quite impressive:

And the inflow is spread over a large portion of the western Pacific:

Expected to hit Japan.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:49:43pm
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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:52:09pm
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:53:16pm

(i’ve stolen some of this from randos. some is mine)

so david brooks makes another asinine observation:

You would think that those of us in the anti-Trump camp would have at one point stepped back and asked some elemental questions: What are we trying to achieve? Who is the core audience here? Which strategies have worked, and which have not?

well david start here:

yours is a party of greed, avarice, selfishness, corruption, and thirst for Power for its own sake.

you have accepted the support of bigots, racists, and religious fanatics. They traffic in the separation of people from each other, but the joining of certain Churches and State, and you’re ok with it.

you’re where you are now because of spy45 and others who pander to the resentments of the mostly uneducated masses. You offer simplistic, antagonistic analysis and answers to society’s problems — solutions that always seem to involve finger-pointing and aggression, but never any self-reflection. And, of course, have no chance of actually being implemented, unless it’s to punish, degrade or control women, POC or generically, ‘the libs’.

are you surprised there arent enough of you to ‘come together’ and defeat Trump OR Trumpism itself?

the problem with ‘sensible’ R’s is exemplified by Sununu. Abhors Boldoc AND still will vote for him. You put “getting our guy elected” above governing. Spy45 humiliates Cruz, Graham, and even Romney and those spineless jellyfish lick his boots.

And it’s no longer just Spy45 anymore. Now you’ve cultivated election deniers, general crazies, “no exceptions for rape or incest”. People like Gohmert, Massie, Dixon, Mastriano, Masters, Lake, Boebert, Greene ad infinito. No one hates Walker, but as a Senator; really? Oz may be a medical quack, though he doesn’t appear to be a general loon, yet. But, again, Senator Oz? Really? The best you got? But you’d vote for him, right? He’d definitely make a better senator than Fetterman? Or is it just cause he’s an R?

Spy45 can quit politics tomorrow. Your Party problem has transcended him.

Look at Abbott and Desantis.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:54:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:55:26pm

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

From downstairs:

Interesting re a Cruz tweet that he may have deleted..

According to Google, about 4.2 million Texas residents were foreign born. So was Cruz deliberately lambasting anyone residing in Texas who was not born here? Was he claiming that foreign birth is somehow a disqualification from being accepted as part of this nation, which would include Canadian-born Cruz himself?

Yes, he is. Conservatives are racists. They do not care if you were born here, immigrated here, committed the non-criminal offence of crossing the border without passing a customs house, or illegally took a job.

That same group of racists here in Canada are called “old stock” (as in old English or Scottish stock) but have much less of a voice than our Racist Party.

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:57:21pm

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

He knows that he is a useless old man who has accomplished nothing of value in his life and that the empire is long gone.

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Jesus! It looks like his mother died, or something!

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:59:06pm

re: #72 sizzzzlerz

Jesus! It looks like his mother died, or something!

Seriously. His mother is gone, and he’s sitting in her chair. I’d look really sad if I did the same.

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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 12:59:20pm

re: #69 Dangerman

Once again, here’s the truth about Republicans that people like David Brooks will never admit — every pathology in Trump is also dominant in the GOP.

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retired cynic  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:01:54pm

re: #72 sizzzzlerz

Jesus! It looks like his mother died, or something!

You said exactly what I was thinking.

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:09:49pm

Sounds like the summit is going splendidly for Putin:

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:12:14pm
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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:13:00pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:13:59pm

When I was a kid, there were ads for the plans to make something close to this using vacuum cleaner motors in the back of comic books.

Video: Star Wars like hoverbike makes U.S. debut (Metro)

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aatharuv  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:14:06pm

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

He knows that he is a useless old man who has accomplished nothing of value in his life and that the empire is long gone.

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To be fair:
- His mother just died.
- He knew this was to be his lot for his entire life.
- The British monarchy has _almost_ no power. The Queen was handed speeches to read by the Prime Minister of the day and she read them. She made subtle hints to show her pleasure of displeasure. (Wearing the EU colors at the time of Brexit). She could talk to and advise Prime Ministers in private, but publicly do nothing.
— The only case she ever might have real power is if there were a hung parliament, and she needed to appoint someone, or there’s a leadership crisis . I believe she did this once in the 1960’s.
- She theoretically can refuse Royal Assent to a bill (same as a veto here), but that hasn’t been done by a British monarch in nearly 200 years.
- She does have some _very_ limited power to scuttle bills related to her own estates.
- All those in theory massive, but in practice, basically non exercisable powers have now passed on to him.

- The only thing the monarch (or working royals) can do themselves are is non controversial pet projects. In Charles’s case, it’s organic farming and his charities. Harry, who of course was never going to be on the throne but was still a working royal for a long time, created the Invictus games to honor sportsmanship in Wounded veterans.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:14:48pm

re: #74 EPR-radar

Once again, here’s the truth about Republicans that people like David Brooks will never admit — every pathology in Trump is also dominant in the GOP.

Brooks is, ultimately, a nihilist. His positions are based on protecting his comfort at the cost of all else by taking whatever he wants and presenting it as a universal; his “analysis” amounts to gamesmanship, the meta in which there’s no moral action just tactical action.

He, along with all the other pundits that appease wealthy mediocrities with casuistry, should never be allowed to appear in public without a shoe thrown at him

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:16:39pm

re: #63 ckkatz

Sounds like an adventure as well as a trip.
Hope it all works out and the delays do not affect your other plans.

Wasn’t there a song about this? It went something like -

“Welcome to the Hotel Newfoundland,
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave”

Mirrors on the ceiling,
And pink salmon on ice,
“We are all just prisoners here,
Of a broken device (a ship)”

Well, the last didn’t quite rhyme. Needz moar beer.

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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:17:56pm

re: #81 The Ghost of a Flea

Brooks is, ultimately, a nihilist. His positions are based on protecting his comfort at the cost of all else by taking whatever he wants and presenting it as a universal; his “analysis” amounts to gamesmanship, the meta in which there’s no moral action just tactical action.

He, along with all the other pundits that appease wealthy mediocrities with casuistry, should never be allowed to appear in public without a shoe thrown at him

“Axiomatically dishonest” is a good term to use for the drivel that Brooks and every other right wing apologist produces.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:18:01pm

re: #74 EPR-radar

Once again, here’s the truth about Republicans that people like David Brooks will never admit — every pathology in Trump is also dominant in the GOP.

and that’s why they don’t need him anymore

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:18:53pm

re: #78 ckkatz

The collaborators must be scared shitless. The Ukrainian army is coming, and their fancy new Russian passports don’t even let them flee to Russia!

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:20:30pm

re: #79 Crush White Nationalism

When I was a kid, there were ads for the plans to make something close to this using vacuum cleaner motors in the back of comic books.

Video: Star Wars like hoverbike makes U.S. debut (Metro)

[Embedded content]

presumably this was before lawyers discovered civil litigation.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:20:57pm

re: #77 ckkatz

[Embedded content]

think he’s got the same doctor that the queen had?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:21:35pm

Tomorrow’s Wordle. I call this one Jack Fell Down and Broke His Crown.

Wordle 455 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩
⬛🟨⬛🟩🟩
⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Normal service is restored after that last absolute shocker.

SibAndColleagueData: 2,3,3,4

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:22:21pm

re: #79 Crush White Nationalism

When I was a kid, there were ads for the plans to make something close to this using vacuum cleaner motors in the back of comic books.

Video: Star Wars like hoverbike makes U.S. debut (Metro)

[Embedded content]

i know what you meant, but…. ;-)

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:22:38pm

Today in Frankfort the price of gasoline fell below $3.00/gallon.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:22:45pm

re: #86 steve_davis

presumably this was before lawyers discovered civil litigation.

I don’t think these things ever got off the ground, so they’re pretty safe and just a waste of time and money.

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austin_blue  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:23:52pm

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

He knows that he is a useless old man who has accomplished nothing of value in his life and that the empire is long gone.

[Embedded content]

“73-year old man gets 1st Job”.

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KingKenrod  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:25:05pm

Today’s Wordle seems to have set off broad-based distress. I’ve seen like 6 failures here, including my own.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:25:54pm

Oh God.

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steve_davis  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:26:19pm

re: #92 austin_blue

“73-year old man gets 1st Job”.

as much sympathy as I have for royalty in England, I had a hard time squaring the idea of Charles tooling around in the motorboat trying to kill the Irish terrorists (edited: patriot games), with the guy who apparently couldn’t write with a fountain pen without ink leakage.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:26:21pm
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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:26:30pm

re: #92 austin_blue

“73-year old man gets 1st Job”.

Interned for 53 years until career employee “retired.”

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:29:46pm

Good thread on developments in Russia’s former empire.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:29:48pm

re: #94 Dopamine Fish

Oh God.

Wait. What the fuck?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:31:36pm

re: #92 austin_blue

“73-year old man gets 1st Job”.

I am not ride or die by the royal family—I think they shouldn’t get to be the largest land holder in a state that kicked them out of total power—but Charles is basically the 20th century version of the 21st century phenomenon of social media kids whose lives are eaten by living in a panopticon plus constant impression maintenance.

He’s fucked, and an awful awkward toff, but he was fitted for that fate by being the first test subject of princedom within an era of radio and television.

It’s a dialectical tension—he sucks and also can be understood sympathetically.

Then again, they’re all fucking pretending Andrew isn’t an albatross and they all should be pelted with chanclas.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:31:54pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Wait. What the fuck?

Fifth Circuit allows Texas to enforce its bizarre, unworkable law forcing social media companies to carry speech violating their TOS.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:32:26pm

re: #101 No Malarkey!

Fifth Circuit allows Texas to enforce its bizarre, unworkable law forcing social media companies to carry speech violating their TOS.

Yep, I was just getting there. The case is NetChoice v. Paxton, and it looks like this is now headed to SCOTUS.

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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:33:37pm

re: #101 No Malarkey!

Fifth Circuit allows Texas to enforce its bizarre, unworkable law forcing social media companies to carry speech violating their TOS.

I see. So the 5th circuit has officially reached the “we are protecting the first amendment by allowing red states to impose censorship” part of the proceedings.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:34:10pm

re: #102 Dopamine Fish

Yep, I was just getting there. The case is NetChoice v. Paxton, and it looks like this is now headed to SCOTUS.

Oh hell, is SCOTUS really going to rule companies can’t censor anyone?

That would be a fucking shitshow.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:34:41pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:35:01pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

That’s exactly what the Republicans want, so… yeah.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:36:51pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

[slides a pile of chips onto the “they’ll fuck up the 2nd the minute they feel safe openly saying that only white people should have guns and are entitled to freely kill anyone that rustles their jimmies.”]

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:42:25pm

I mean, we all knew the question with the Fifth Circuit ruling wasn’t IF they were going to rule the wrong way, but just how dumb it was going to be. This looks… pretty damn dumb.

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:44:20pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Mirrors on the ceiling,
And pink salmon on ice,
“We are all just prisoners here,
Of a broken device (a ship)”

Well, the last didn’t quite rhyme. Needz moar beer.

Ha!

Yes, moar beer can be quite beneficial to what ails ye

If you do not make your escape from Nova Scotia… I think that Blue Rodeo is playing up in Glace Bay tomorrow. :)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:44:51pm

I’m sure the affected corporations will be thrilled at having to let anyone and everyone say whatever the hell they want on their platforms.

Not like that will dent the userbases (and ad dollars) or anything…

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:48:42pm

re: #18 Dr Lizardo

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John Hughes  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:48:53pm

re: #34 The Pie Overlord!

He knows that he is a useless old man who has accomplished nothing of value in his life and that the empire is long gone.

His mother died.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:48:58pm

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Captain Ron  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:50:17pm
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:52:18pm
“Months before National Archives officials found hundreds of classified documents they retrieved from former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, they were told that none of the material was sensitive or classified and that Trump only had 12 boxes of ‘news clippings,’” the Washington Post reports.

(psst) - they lied. Bigly.

but, but, but if it’s just news clippings, why the special master?
and doj should be able to keep them for the investigation because they’re not privileged

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:52:48pm

re: #114 Captain Ron

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I will watch it, but they had better run into Spider-Man and Dr. Doom.

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austin_blue  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:53:18pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m sure the affected corporations will be thrilled at having to let anyone and everyone say whatever the hell they want on their platforms.

Not like that will dent the userbases (and ad dollars) or anything…

No more Terms of Service? This is plain, old-fashioned Digital Anarchy.

What Fresh Hell is This?

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:55:19pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:55:44pm

re: #114 Captain Ron

That tweet presumes that Rings of Power is not considered a “hit” in Amazon’s eyes.

And the first season cost around $55M per episode, and while a 5-season arc will cost over a billion dollars, the rights purchase is forever. No one else can make a Hobbit or LOTR TV show/streaming series without Amazon’s permission.

Blade Runner is not an illogical choice for Amazon as I am sure it will gain a lot of attention.

Contemporary TV is in an odd state, with streaming now being so popular. But Amazon has made a corporate decision to position Prime Video as a significant competitor to Netflix and Disney+.

Personally I think there is just too much TV (and cinema) for the well being of our society. But when I grew up I was always told TV was a “boob tube” so I’m probably scarred from childhood.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 1:56:36pm
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Florida Panhandler  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:01:08pm

re: #96 Dopamine Fish

So I take it from the 5th Circuit that corporations are NOT people now?

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:01:40pm

re: #121 Florida Panhandler

So I take it now that corporations are NOT people now?

Oh, no, they’re people. They’re people with a limited set of rights; to wit, they have the right to hate gay people, but not hate Republicans.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:03:37pm

re: #107 The Ghost of a Flea

I think I’ve argued on here before that reactionaries have already done for the 2nd amendment, they’ve just done it by changed the underlying definitions of critical concepts relating to threat and self defense, then creating a squid-ink cloud of cultural reasoning that some Americans aren’t real Americans that get gun rights.

You technically have a right to bear arms…

…but you do not have a right to not be viewed as a threat and summarily killed, whether by a citizen or cop, in keeping with cultural norms of “who is inherently threatening”…

…and you do not have a right to be treated equally under law for a similar level of transgression with firearm…

…and your right to self defense is conditional on you being the right kind of person…

…and your right to resist unjust agents of the states simply disappears if you’re darker than a paper bag…

…and sometimes people who should be against all gun control will just do gun control but only versus specific groups, and the only fight back is to “prove” their enforcement is unequal.

All of the above developed as tactics in the Reconstruction South, and were refined into instruments of terror in the Redemption South. Since then the instruments have just become more refined—what was justified by fear of the Black Panthers (which pretty much established the basis of extrajudicial killing we are now aware of at all times), what was justified by the drug war, what was justified by 9.11.01, and finally what has justified by the modern moral panic of young black men that threaten just by existing in space and thus can be shot.

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ckkatz  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:04:32pm

I’m not sure it’s quite dead yet, but it certainly isn’t well:

(Reportedly, Russia has been pulling a lot of its troops out of Tajikstan and sending them to Ukraine.)

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:04:37pm

Don’t look, dopey.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:05:19pm

re: #125 wrenchwench

Don’t look, dopey.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:06:05pm

re: #114 Captain Ron

What else is Amazon going to do with that money?

Give their employees a safety net?

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:07:10pm

I’m not sure what this tweet means, but if true, that means that the Fifth Circus is likely to have a bad time when this goes over their heads yet again.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:10:39pm
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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:11:45pm

remember when being a flip flopper would doom your chances?


The astounding flip-flop of an election denier

yes, i know his arent very good anyway, but he’s got Sununu’s support!

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:19:57pm
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John Hughes  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:20:14pm

re: #98 No Malarkey!
Putin loved those “frozen conflicts”, let him wield influence with little effort.

Now the thaw is setting in and his freezer appears to be broken.

Where next? Transnistria? Georgia?

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KingKenrod  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:21:35pm

Ha ha, this is exactly right. RWNJ are all about free markets until someone hurts their fee-fees.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:22:52pm

re: #132 John Hughes

Putin loved those “frozen conflicts”, let him wield influence with little effort.

Now the thaw is setting in and his freezer appears to be broken.

Where next? Transnistria? Georgia?

you can be sure Herschel Walker is ready for the fight!

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:28:20pm

re: #133 KingKenrod

It’s almost as if we now have 2 radically different court systems in the US, one based on traditional notions of jurisprudence, and another based entirely on whatever is good for Donald Trump and his like-minded GOP agenda at any given minute of the day.

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EPR-radar  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:30:42pm

re: #135 Florida Panhandler

It’s almost as if we now have 2 radically different court systems in the US, one based on traditional notions of jurisprudence, and another based entirely on whatever is good for Donald Trump and his like-minded GOP agenda at any given minute of the day.

There’s also a third judicial faction — generic Republican/federalist society stooges who aren’t Trump worshippers but otherwise put GOP interests above the law. 6 of these assclowns are presently befouling the Supreme Court.

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Captain Ron  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:37:18pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:43:14pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:46:40pm

To make the above, you need 2 ingredients!
1. Package of frozen puff pastry.
2. Can of cherry pie filling.
Preheat oven to 400°
Thaw the puff pastry. Cut into squares (if it’s not already pre-cut).
Spoon a Tbsp of pie filling into each square and roll up the edges.
Bake for 30 minutes.
NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 2:49:53pm

Republicans have nothing but contempt for their own constituents,
whether they vote for them or not.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:01:17pm

re: #133 KingKenrod

Ha ha, this is exactly right. RWNJ are all about free markets until someone hurts their fee-fees.

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Does this mean that Truth Social can no long ban Devin’s cow?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:04:00pm
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Belafon  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:06:08pm

re: #137 Captain Ron

And Republicans don’t like it.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:07:18pm

re: #140 jaunte

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:09:17pm
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sizzzzlerz  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:10:09pm

re: #138 The Pie Overlord!

Looks cherry-licious!

Q1: what kind of sugar did you sprinkle on the pastry? Is it just regular granulated or something else?

Q2: Any reason other fruits like peaches, pears, or apricots wouldn’t work?

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:11:55pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

One more gathering that was larger than TFG’s inaugural

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:13:53pm

Watching season 4 of Cobra Kai even though it’s getting a little too formulaic now. Fun as long as you suspend all disbelief and critical thought.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:14:00pm

re: #108 Dopamine Fish

I mean, we all knew the question with the Fifth Circuit ruling wasn’t IF they were going to rule the wrong way, but just how dumb it was going to be. This looks… pretty damn dumb.

Thank you, everyone who thought it was safe not to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We now have a federal judiciary full of right wing loons.

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:15:40pm

re: #148 Charles Johnson

Fun as long as you suspend all disbelief and critical thought.

Damn it, Charles! I am not going to join the MAGAts!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:15:51pm

re: #149 No Malarkey!

Thank you, everyone who thought it was safe not to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We now have a federal judiciary full of right wing loons.

We sure do. And they’re getting frisky.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:18:44pm

Still - Biden has been appointing a lot of judges, too. I haven’t paid enough attention to know if there’s a strategy, but last I heard he was appointing far more judges than Trump had at this point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:18:51pm

re: #128 Dopamine Fish

I’m not sure what this tweet means, but if true, that means that the Fifth Circus is likely to have a bad time when this goes over their heads yet again.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:18:56pm

re: #134 Dangerman

you can be sure Herschel Walker is ready for the fight!

Two old men in the stands at a Georgia football game watching UGA the mascot lick his balls:

“I wish I could do that.”

“He’d bitecha.”

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:21:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:26:20pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:26:28pm

re: #149 No Malarkey!

Thank you, everyone who thought it was safe not to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We now have a federal judiciary full of right wing loons.

Would they have approved any of her judicial nominations since the Senate was in GOP hands? Unless the Democrats also took control of the Senate in that scenario. Hard to know what would have happened. McConnell would not allow any Scotus nomination through. So there would be a 7 person Supreme Court. Given he blocked Obama nominations to other courts, would he have continued doing so? I’m not sure what would have ultimately happened but it could have been very bad. Trump would have pursued his lies about a stolen election 4 years earlier.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:26:41pm

re: #146 sizzzzlerz

Looks cherry-licious!

Q1: what kind of sugar did you sprinkle on the pastry? Is it just regular granulated or something else?

Q2: Any reason other fruits like peaches, pears, or apricots wouldn’t work?

That is large grain sparkling sugar.

If you like other fillings by all means use that. We like cherry.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:29:12pm

re: #148 Charles Johnson

Watching season 4 of Cobra Kai even though it’s getting a little too formulaic now. Fun as long as you suspend all disbelief and critical thought.

Season five is even sillier. Still found it entertaining on some levels.

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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:29:42pm
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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:30:34pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

Still - Biden has been appointing a lot of judges, too. I haven’t paid enough attention to know if there’s a strategy, but last I heard he was appointing far more judges than Trump had at this point.

And if the Democrats keep control of the Senate, as seems increasingly likely, he can continue to do so for the next two years. And whereas Trump appointed mostly a bunch of mediocre, reactionary white men and women, Biden is appointing the most diverse group of outstanding attorneys to ever grace the federal bench.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:35:03pm

Herschel Walker doing plenty of Nonsensical rambling today.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:35:55pm

re: #157 Hecuba’s daughter

Would they have approved any of her judicial nominations since the Senate was in GOP hands? Unless the Democrats also took control of the Senate in that scenario. Hard to know what would have happened. McConnell would not allow any Scotus nomination through. So there would be a 7 person Supreme Court. Given he blocked Obama nominations to other courts, would he have continued doing so? I’m not sure what would have ultimately happened but it could have been very bad. Trump would have pursued his lies about a stolen election 4 years earlier.

At the very least, the hundreds of Federalist Society Judges Trump appointed would not be on the federal bench.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:36:19pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

It also looks like he could use a proofreader or maybe he should go back to school and learn some English.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:37:05pm

They will never stop whining about their precious European culture being tainted:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:40:58pm

HAH. FAFO strikes again.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:41:17pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

Wait.. the 14th Amendment … (checks notes)… was ratified in 1868.

And no where does it apologize for “whiteness” because it’s not about being white, it’s about forcing the defeated Confederate states to accept reality of coming back fully into the Union.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:41:19pm

re: #158 The Pie Overlord!

That is large grain sparkling sugar.

Can also use turbinado cane sugar

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:45:39pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:47:10pm

re: #138 The Pie Overlord!

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Just when the bakery I work at discontinued Danishes, in a thrift store I saw an old glass gallon jar, with an old paper label that said, ‘Danish flavoring’. I’m sure it was just a coincidence. I laughed, but I did not buy it. It was a carrying issue, which I now regret. I did find 2 new work shirts at the Really really free store when I dropped stuff off there today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:48:03pm

Also from the Fifth Circuit:

A dissent written by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James Graves Jr. could play a key role in determining whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a case that has, so far, upheld Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era constitutional provision written to keep Black people from voting.

Last month, the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a Mississippi constitutional provision that bans people convicted of certain felonies from voting. White leaders in Mississippi included most of those specific felonies in the state’s 1890 Constitution because they thought those crimes were more likely to be committed by African Americans.

Though attorneys challenging the provision in court say it has continued to disenfranchise Black Mississippians, a majority of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals did not agree. Following the appeals court’s ruling, plaintiff attorneys said they plan to appeal the lower court’s ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. They have 90 days from the final verdict that was issued on Aug. 24 the file the appeal.

Graves, a Black man from Mississippi who was appointed to the federal appeals court in 2010, wrote a 47-page dissent that outlines the state’s long and disturbing history of racism and its impact on America.

Rob McDuff, an attorney with the Mississippi Center for Justice who is working on the case, said Graves’ dissent could increase the odds the Supreme Court will take up the case.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:48:36pm

re: #148 Charles Johnson

Watching season 4 of Cobra Kai even though it’s getting a little too formulaic now. Fun as long as you suspend all disbelief and critical thought.

It’s like a train wreck that you can’t look away from. And I love this show. 😂

Season 5 is redonk.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:49:45pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

You know Clarence will side with the 5th Circuit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:50:45pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:53:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:54:01pm

and Ken takes a victory lap

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:54:41pm
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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:55:16pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does this mean airlines can’t prevent passengers from watching porn on their phones?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 3:55:19pm

re: #163 No Malarkey!

At the very least, the hundreds of Federalist Society Judges Trump appointed would not be on the federal bench.

Temporarily — because what then would happen in 2020? Would Trump be able to get elected at that point? Counterfactual history is very uncertain. Ben Elton’s Time and Time Again posits the situation of a person being sent back in time to prevent WW1 on the theory that subsequent ills were all due to that calamity; what happens is basically every attempt to correct the situation has unforeseen and often very dire consequences.

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:01:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:03:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:05:00pm
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Ace Rothstein  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:05:35pm

re: #16 Dangerman

Here we go again. First I agree with Liz Cheney, and now I agree with Graham.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:07:24pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:09:54pm

OK logging off for now. See you tomorrow night!

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:11:43pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

Still - Biden has been appointing a lot of judges, too. I haven’t paid enough attention to know if there’s a strategy, but last I heard he was appointing far more judges than Trump had at this point.

it’s not just how many judges, it’s who he’s picking

brookings.edu

Commentators (e.g., here) stressed, as did Biden, the comparatively large proportion of former public defenders among his appointees. Over a third of Biden’s 42 2021 appointees had some public defender experience, and almost as many had at least three years’ experience. As a proportion of all appointees, they more than doubled public defenders among Obama’s appointees, and were much more than other predecessors.

Biden’s 23 appointees in his second year include six with some public defender experience, five with three or more years.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:12:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:12:49pm
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Ace Rothstein  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:14:50pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

Clearly, Herschel played football without a helmet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:15:38pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:17:22pm

Always enjoy Dr. Miano belittling TikTokIdiots:

Youtube Video


..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:17:32pm

re: #93 KingKenrod

Today’s Wordle seems to have set off broad-based distress. I’ve seen like 6 failures here, including my own.

Make that seven. There are a lot of words that could fit this combination, and I picked all the wrong ones.

Wordle 454 X/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜🟩⬜🟩⬜
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:17:47pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:19:57pm
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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:20:09pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:20:43pm

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

OK logging off for now. See you tomorrow night!

Night Pie.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:21:14pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

I live in San Diego County, which has the busiest international border in the US.

And guess what, this county is still one of the most desirable places to live, which is exactly why property costs so damn much here.

I don’t mind people speaking Spanish around me. Frankly, it really isn’t that much of a problem. I have never been anywhere in the county in which the fact that we are part of old Mexico, and in which so many people have come from Mexico, has caused me a problem.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:22:03pm
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jaunte  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:24:43pm

Listen to this nasty little worm.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:24:44pm

So how are the migrants going to get to their court hearings in Texas or Florida?

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:25:36pm

re: #94 Dopamine Fish

Oh God.

So I can walk into my local McDonalds and start cussing up a fucking storm and there is nothing they can do about it?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:27:16pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m sure the affected corporations will be thrilled at having to let anyone and everyone say whatever the hell they want on their platforms.

Not like that will dent the userbases (and ad dollars) or anything…

That’s definitely a problem for sites like Facebook and Twitter. For newspapers and magazines, the solution is “no comments then.” If this went so far as to extend to print outlets, then good-bye to letters to the editor.

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:29:33pm

re: #200 Ace Rothstein

So how are the migrants going to get to their court hearings in Texas or Florida?

that’s the bonus; if they miss their hearings, that automatically puts them on the deport list.

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:29:35pm

re: #200 Ace Rothstein

So how are the migrants going to get to their court hearings in Texas or Florida?

There’s going to be a ruling from Somewhere: They all get asylum, then citizenship, then business loans and student loans….and apologies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:31:36pm

re: #187 Patricia Kayden

It was way the fuck over 200 000, I guarantee you.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:31:52pm

Nanmadol has become quite the monster:

Youtube Video

..

That’s a lot of atmospheric water heading towards Japan.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:38:02pm

re: #206 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Nanmadol has become quite the monster:
y
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Video

..

That’s a lot of atmospheric water heading towards Japan.

I can feel it here too. DW is talking to her mother in central Japan and the typhoon will only cause strong winds there. The atmospheric pressure here is due to the fact that one of DW’s siblings is a conspiracy theorist who refuses to get vaccinated and she is screaming at her to not allow one of her brothers to visit until he gets vaxed. She also has cousins who do acupuncture and have taken no measures to make their workplace safe; they too don’t vax.

Anyway, sorry to hijack this report (though it’s funny to hear DW in full local dialect mode).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:42:16pm

re: #120 Dopamine Fish

By that logic, people wouldn’t be able to exist, yet people are not creations of the government.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:44:11pm

re: #179 Hecuba’s daughter

Temporarily — because what then would happen in 2020? Would Trump be able to get elected at that point? Counterfactual history is very uncertain. Ben Elton’s Time and Time Again posits the situation of a person being sent back in time to prevent WW1 on the theory that subsequent ills were all due to that calamity; what happens is basically every attempt to correct the situation has unforeseen and often very dire consequences.

If you think things would be worse now if Clinton had been elected President in 2016, I’ve got nothing.

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:53:23pm

re: #199 jaunte

Listen to this nasty little worm.

[Embedded content]

They weren’t illegal

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Dangerman  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:54:12pm

re: #200 Ace Rothstein

So how are the migrants going to get to their court hearings in Texas or Florida?

Or Washington or Arizona or all the other bogus places the dhs agents wrote in the forms

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jeffreyw  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:55:17pm

Sheet Pan Pizza

Dinner tonite

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:55:24pm

heh

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:56:10pm

re: #199 jaunte

Listen to this nasty little worm.

[Embedded content]

Miller and the covid denialists need to be deported to the Netherlands, to stand trial under the Julius Streicher precedent, propaganda in furtherance of genocide.
Follow his path, share his fate.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:58:14pm

Seriously, international law has a LOT to say about the treatment of refugees, and shuffling them around as a political stunt is almost certainly a violation.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 4:59:39pm

Kind of a weird idea.

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wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:01:55pm

re: #216 Charles Johnson

Kind of a weird idea.

[Embedded content]

Nostalgia doesn’t always cross over to wanting it back.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:03:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:04:14pm

Yeah, I meant season 5 of Cobra Kai above. Just finished the last episode when Crease predictably returns from faking his death, at which point I thought, “I’d be OK if this show wasn’t renewed for another season. Gettin’ just a teensy bit too silly. It was fun. It’s not you, it’s me.”

220
Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:06:28pm

Rings of Power new episode has dropped.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:08:09pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:08:48pm

re: #217 wrenchwench

Nostalgia doesn’t always cross over to wanting it back.

Yeah, I pictured using this thing and realized that one thing I definitely don’t miss about typewriters is messing with the roller and only being able to see a few lines at once.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:08:49pm

re: #209 No Malarkey!

If you think things would be worse now if Clinton had been elected President in 2016, I’ve got nothing.

If Hillary won, would that have meant that the House and Senate also would have likely gone blue? If so, then there would have been a positive outlook for this nation. But I don’t know how likely that would have been. McConnell didn’t need Trump to sabotage much of Obama’s agenda. Fascism and racism permeated the party before Trump.

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Captain Ron  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:12:12pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:15:22pm

re: #224 Captain Ron

That’s very good news. This improvement has been going on for awhile. Good to hear it’s continuing.

Maybe Biden’s initiative on climate change will lead to similar improvements!

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darthstar  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:16:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:16:57pm

Woohoo. Got VS Code’s Remote SSH extension working with the new server, so I can now work directly on the files. This server you’re using right now is too old to install the special VS Code apps, so this is another huge step in the goodest direction.

Also installed all the mod_rewrite commands to route all the different types of LGF web pages according to simplified readable URLs. It’s all working but there are still weird little problems showing up due to PHP 8.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:22:21pm

re: #207 Barefoot Grin

I can feel it here too. DW is talking to her mother in central Japan and the typhoon will only cause strong winds there. The atmospheric pressure here is due to the fact that one of DW’s siblings is a conspiracy theorist who refuses to get vaccinated and she is screaming at her to not allow one of her brothers to visit until he gets vaxed. She also has cousins who do acupuncture and have taken no measures to make their workplace safe; they too don’t vax.

Anyway, sorry to hijack this report (though it’s funny to hear DW in full local dialect mode).

The Weather Network here in Canada noted today that they follow western Pacific typhoons, because eventually they become major weather systems in Canada. Powerful typhoons, even after they’ve lost their wind punch, still carry incredible amounts of water. As such, right now there is a former typhoon stretching from northern Ontario and Michigan’s UP across Ontario and Québec, and another that is exiting now from Newfoundland (the sun was out here today).

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:22:40pm

Been a while since I’ve rummaged around through this code. To launch the new server, I’m just focusing on getting things working, but I already see some things that could be greatly improved going forward. It’s not too horrible because I always try to write code to be easily understood, but some of the basic architecture of the Javascript stuff needs refactoring.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:24:07pm

I’m just saying.
I have no personal experience in this.
///

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:28:05pm

re: #212 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Dinner tonite

It’s not “real” pizza until you put some pineapple on it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:28:36pm

re: #230 Sherlock Hound

I’m just saying.
I have no personal experience in this.
///

Does this “Fit Mind” outfit understand they are asking you to eliminate “screen time” by putting their app on your cell phone?

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:30:57pm

re: #231 sagehen

I bet you put mayonnaise on a hot dog.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:30:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:32:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:35:25pm

re: #229 Charles Johnson

Been a while since I’ve rummaged around through this code. To launch the new server, I’m just focusing on getting things working, but I already see some things that could be greatly improved going forward. It’s not too horrible because I always try to write code to be easily understood, but some of the basic architecture of the Javascript stuff needs refactoring.

While you were rummaging around in the code, did you find any missing socks?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:35:57pm

re: #231 sagehen

It’s not “real” pizza until you put some pineapple on it.

Pineapple on Pizza
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:36:12pm

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Weather Network here in Canada noted today that they follow western Pacific typhoons, because eventually they become major weather systems in Canada. Powerful typhoons, even after they’ve lost their wind punch, still carry incredible amounts of water. As such, right now there is a former typhoon stretching from northern Ontario and Michigan’s UP across Ontario and Québec, and another that is exiting now from Newfoundland (the sun was out here today).

Very good point. New England still is shocked by the hurricane of 1938. It’s claimed that 1 in three trees was blown down in New Hampshire.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:36:21pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does this “Fit Mind” outfit understand they are asking you to eliminate “screen time” by putting their app on your cell phone?

“THAT’S **DIFFERENT**!”
—Them, probably.

Someone else in the thread said “I went to Aruba and no screens all week! Only music!”
OK, but what does your favorite music produce in your brain?

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:37:21pm

re: #233 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I bet you put mayonnaise on a hot dog.

I hate mayonnaise. I don’t put it on or in ANYTHING. Not even tuna salad. I almost caused an international incident when I first learned there’s Europeans who dip their fries in it.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:38:16pm

re: #236 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

While you were rummaging around in the code, did you find any missing socks?

No, but he found a ton of left parentheses “(” and right braces “}”!!
////

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:39:25pm

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a response to Ted there, with an appropriately disturbing video clip.

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 16, 2022 • 5:54:10pm

re: #240 sagehen

I hate mayonnaise. I don’t put it on or in ANYTHING. Not even tuna salad. I almost caused an international incident when I first learned there’s Europeans who dip their fries in it.

I cannot stand the taste of mayonnaise, and it violently activates my gag reflex and ruins the taste of anything I put in my mouth for hours afterward. The Spousal Unit loves mayo on lots of things and even dips her fries in it.

In those circumstances, I have to invoke the mantra I use against hyperpartisan food snobs against myself: “These are not YOUR taste buds. Processing taste differently is not a goddamned moral failing.”

I still have to avert my eyes, though.

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Jay C  Sep 16, 2022 • 6:18:49pm

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Make that seven. There are a lot of words that could fit this combination, and I picked all the wrong ones.

Wordle 454 X/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜🟩⬜🟩⬜
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩

Moi aussi:
I thought I had it made after the second guess, but got blooyed by the vagaries of the English vocabulary….


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