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  1. Don't forget the Afgani man who shot up that...

    Don't forget the Afgani man who shot up that Orlando gay nightclub. That was news for months.

    I think the wingnuts are looking for any morsel to satisfy their own biases. The (left leaning) news...
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    "But Mommy, Timmy said a cuss word!" It's...

    "But Mommy, Timmy said a cuss word!"

    It's always someone else's fault.

    I for one look forward to the destruction of this Republic at the hand of authoritarians, despots and robber barons. If I...
  3. As I remember it, the Boy Scouts won their court...

    As I remember it, the Boy Scouts won their court cases that would have allowed them to exclude anyone they wanted, so I would think those same exceptions would apply to any nonprofit organization,...
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    Oh wow, this is great. I remember hearing these...

    Oh wow, this is great. I remember hearing these on XM (back before they merged with Sirius and went to hell and got rid of all the niche channels). The production values were pretty good for a...
  5. I heard the service was popular with a subset of...

    I heard the service was popular with a subset of people who wanted to cook but weren't very good at it. The recipes are picked out ahead of time and the food is portioned so there's no "go to the...
  6. I wish I could nap, but I've never been able to...

    I wish I could nap, but I've never been able to just go to sleep at the drop of a hat. If I'm not just dead tired, it's going to be hours before I drift off, but usually I just get bored and wind up...
  7. Two wrongs don't make a right, even if three...

    Two wrongs don't make a right, even if three rights make a left.
  8. From this weekend's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!:...

    From this weekend's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!: "Floaters", or "The Upstairs Navy". :table:
  9. Nineteen ninety never?

    Nineteen ninety never?
  10. I was going to suggest "Moonies", but alas, that...

    I was going to suggest "Moonies", but alas, that has some other meaning already. :joker:
  11. Not only that, but I'm pretty sure that whatever...

    Not only that, but I'm pretty sure that whatever industry these pipsqueak nations had prior to the turn of the century were decimated by Cheap Chinese Competition, India, and socialism. Sweden's...
  12. I don't have the time to read the whole thing...

    I don't have the time to read the whole thing right now but this stuck out to me:



    This person shouldn't be surprised at this. Trump is the only Republican (no one cares about the real Tuesday...
  13. You're thinking of Whitehaven. Southaven is a...

    You're thinking of Whitehaven.

    Southaven is a suburb and 71% white. And, apparently, the third largest city in Mississippi now, which is baffling.

    Of course, as soon as you cross the TN/MS...
  14. We've got five, or seven if you count two weaker...

    We've got five, or seven if you count two weaker rimshots from Pensacola.

    That's more than do sports talk (3) but a less than Christian or Catholic talk radio (6).
  15. :rolleyes: The man was in the right place at...

    :rolleyes:

    The man was in the right place at the right time and saw an opportunity to make a good living. Remember, before he became this national conservative talk radio figure, he was just a...
  16. It's true. Bok said, "Voter ID, changing voting...

    It's true. Bok said, "Voter ID, changing voting locations, eliminating voting locations, voter purges, shrinking voting opportunities, voter registration changes, … things like that."

    I'm not...
  17. Granted I'm not as old and wizened as most of the...

    Granted I'm not as old and wizened as most of the people on this board, but I have never encountered any of these issues, and neither have anyone (white) that I know of who is politically engaged.
  18. Thread: Impeachment

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    Why confuse you with the facts, when your mind...

    Why confuse you with the facts, when your mind has already been made up?
  19. Well, damn. I was going to make a joke about how...

    Well, damn. I was going to make a joke about how this can't be fixed by buying pills off your housekeeper, but you took the wind out my sails. :joker:

    Instead, I'll just say that it's good that...
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    Conservatives have been living in a fact-free...

    Conservatives have been living in a fact-free bubble for a lot longer than that.
  21. Thread: Meme

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    God, it's like we shop at the same Walmart....

    God, it's like we shop at the same Walmart. :joker:
  22. Thread: Impeachment

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    Plenty of evidence of wrongdoing. Even some...

    Plenty of evidence of wrongdoing. Even some Republican Senators are admitting as much. They just don't think they're impeachable offenses.
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    Tell me about it. I wish I had one. I can't even...

    Tell me about it. I wish I had one. I can't even afford to get the old radio I bought used at the flea market in the 90's repaired.
  24. Thread: Gas Prices

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    $2.219 at the local Shell, but our prices are...

    $2.219 at the local Shell, but our prices are highest in Alabama due to the Tourist Tax™.

    Diesel is $2.499 at the low end and over $3 at some of the more isolated stations.

    After a slow slide...
  25. *snigger* See also: Witch hunt Hoax...

    *snigger*



    See also:

    Witch hunt
    Hoax
    Fake news
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    Okay, but they also have Class A ones like this...

    Okay, but they also have Class A ones like this and those are the ones I'm thinking of that people travel around in year round and live in, although the ones you linked to are perfectly good for that...
  27. Uh huh, and if you flip it around, air pollution...

    Uh huh, and if you flip it around, air pollution from California could impact Pennsylvania if it was bad enough. Or, take "California Emissions" as an example of some states having different rules...
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    Seems overwhelmingly positive until you realize...

    Seems overwhelmingly positive until you realize they lump ALL Amazon jobs under one banner, so you have to filter by job type to find the warehouse jobs. And then…
    ...
  29. That was not clear from your prior statement. In...

    That was not clear from your prior statement. In fact you said specifically that things that one state does will not affect another, which is categorically untrue.
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    OK, so what I've learned from this thread is all...

    OK, so what I've learned from this thread is all news is lies, warehouse work is shit no matter who it is so Amazon gets a pass for mistreatment, and because I don't know anyone personally assaulted...
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    So they had a home and bought an RV while fully...

    So they had a home and bought an RV while fully employed, that doesn't really bolster any point against what I said. They obviously made good money before his accident put them in that predicament...
  32. Like the Republican Senators, I am also not...

    Like the Republican Senators, I am also not listening because I no longer care what happens to America.
  33. When it comes to the anti-Americans and the...

    When it comes to the anti-Americans and the Nazis, I'm sure there are good people on both sides.
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    What makes you think I can own one if I live in...

    What makes you think I can own one if I live in my parents' basement? :table:

    You seem to forget I live in a major tourist area of my state. I'm surrounded by a) RV parks and b) RV dealers, both...
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    I don't know anyone who works for them,...

    I don't know anyone who works for them, personally. But when there's a steady trickle of horror stories in the news about the way the workers are treated, a pattern starts to emerge. Unless you are...
  36. What a moronic assessment. If I dump a billion...

    What a moronic assessment. If I dump a billion gallons of effluent into the Monongahela in Pittsburgh, what power would Ohio or Kentucky have to stop it? The Ohio is a shared water resource between...
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    Tonight I listened to They Might Be Giants'...

    Tonight I listened to They Might Be Giants' "Flood" since it was put in my brain that this is the 30th anniversary of its release. It still holds up.

    I was doing some work on my website and had a...
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    And wealthy; those things aren't cheap and the...

    And wealthy; those things aren't cheap and the fuel to drive them all over creation even more-so. Poor people don't do it. We have dozens of RV parks around here and most are more expensive than...
  39. Someone's going to have to explain to millennials...

    Someone's going to have to explain to millennials what a newspaper is before they listen to what these people have to say. :joker:
  40. True, but when a liberal dares to say that...

    True, but when a liberal dares to say that America isn't as great as our history books suggest, they get ridiculed and called anti-American.

    Trump is clearly not anti-American for telling these...
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    Hopefully the excellent jobs situation will force...

    Hopefully the excellent jobs situation will force Amazon to stop treating their low paid workers so poorly instead of just throwing more money at them.
  42. Now I'm beginning to think it's rigged to favor...

    Now I'm beginning to think it's rigged to favor Bloomberg. Everyone had him come out on top or near the top? Weird.
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    I don't have a problem with the gist of the OP...

    I don't have a problem with the gist of the OP story, but I would submit that the reason Amazon is paying more than the minimum wage isn't the lack of employees, it's their incredibly high turnover...
  44. Ours has Fox News on in the waiting room. I've...

    Ours has Fox News on in the waiting room.

    I've only seen the Food Network on once or twice in public places. In a restaurant, which seemed odd, because why show people better food than what...
  45. Maybe it's just taken this long for word of the...

    Maybe it's just taken this long for word of the "horrific" conditions to get back to the little villages in Central America.

    Either way, it's a good situation. The BP should be patrolling the...
  46. Whoops! Sorry about that. It's been fixed....

    Whoops! Sorry about that. It's been fixed. :tiphat:
  47. Which of these 2020 candidates agrees with you most?

    This 20 question quiz is from WaPo. I'm interested in what kind of results come up for those of you who are not liberals and not Democrats, just to see if there's any common ground *at all* between...
  48. Thread: Meme

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    All the Bibles I ever saw said, "thou shalt not...

    All the Bibles I ever saw said, "thou shalt not kill" but it appears that more modern translations have change it to "thou shalt not murder". Interestingly, the Hebrew word רָצַח has multiple...
  49. Thread: Meme

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    I don't care about them, I only care about the...

    I don't care about them, I only care about the youth in America. :joker:

    But seriously… I personally am OK with the concept, but killing is killing regardless, so, I suppose the Bible is a'gin it.
  50. And how many homes does Bernie own, again? :devil:

    And how many homes does Bernie own, again? :devil:
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    I did not vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016. I...

    I did not vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016. I am not sure who I am leaning towards right now. But it probably isn't going to be Trump.
  52. The weaponization of American history by white...

    The weaponization of American history by white Christians from Texas and liberal socialists from California are a blight on our educational system. Sadly, I don't think there's a solution to this...
  53. 13 years of lies? They could all have jobs on...

    13 years of lies? They could all have jobs on primetime Fox News tomorrow. :joker:
  54. I'm not sure that any of those companies were...

    I'm not sure that any of those companies were started with the express goal of getting their owners and investors filthy rich, though. Maybe Amazon, but even it just started as a way to sell books...
  55. Thread: Meme

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    Jesus believed in compassion, was...

    Jesus believed in compassion, was anti-establishment, advocated paying taxes and social justice. He promoted peace instead of fear and peace instead of war. If he were alive today, he'd be a...
  56. Thread: Quiz: Soups!

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    Six out of ten. I'm not really well versed on...

    Six out of ten. I'm not really well versed on soups and don't like them as a general rule of thumb.
  57. I'm happy that the lower and middle classes are...

    I'm happy that the lower and middle classes are making tangible and sustained gains.



    I'm genuinely curious: which would be better for the American economy as a whole: One person having $100...
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    Can Trump withhold funds to New York City until...

    Can Trump withhold funds to New York City until she's investigated? :joker:
  59. I would hope that in any other functioning...

    I would hope that in any other functioning democracy with a well educated populace, she'd be marginalized as the dingbat that she is and not given the time of day by anyone with a functioning brain...
  60. This is the first I'm hearing of this. Luckily...

    This is the first I'm hearing of this. Luckily my website does not sell or track, and does not have anything to do with California. It it delightfully stuck in 1998.
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    The only resolution I've ever kept is the one I...

    The only resolution I've ever kept is the one I made years ago to never make any more dumb resolutions! And yes, I tell that same exact joke every year. :joker:

    I do want to congratulate Mark on...
  62. You mean "the snowflakes got triggered."

    You mean "the snowflakes got triggered."
  63. It's LightSquared again, but in reverse.

    It's LightSquared again, but in reverse.
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    Stupid illegal Mexicans, if not for them some...

    Stupid illegal Mexicans, if not for them some underemployed hard working American could have been murdered instead! :joker:



    What does it take to get charged with a hate crime in Iowa, running...
  65. https://electrek.co/2019/12/23/birds-wind-turbines...

    https://electrek.co/2019/12/23/birds-wind-turbines-trump/Trump's idiotic claims are thoroughly debunked, even if they are rooted in a bit of truth.
  66. It's been such an unmitigated clusterfuck for...

    It's been such an unmitigated clusterfuck for them that subscriptions are… up. Whoops.
  67. You said to point out something he said that...

    You said to point out something he said that wasn't factual, and since it was referred to in the original article, I would say that qualifies. Also, that Wise Energy website is run by a guy named...
  68. I have yet to find any evidence that windmills...

    I have yet to find any evidence that windmills cause cancer, for one thing. And there is no evidence that his claim that "hundreds and hundreds of bald eagles" have been killed by windmills is based...
  69. Weird looking birds you got up there in Alaska.

    Weird looking birds you got up there in Alaska.
  70. Oh God, what did they do to gas cans? I haven't...

    Oh God, what did they do to gas cans? I haven't even bothered to look at them in the store in probably 20 years.



    Are you using cheap Chinese crap? I've used dozens, from a multitude of...
  71. One bird brain is obsessed with another,...

    One bird brain is obsessed with another, apparently. He's mentioned windmills and birds over 50 times since he started campaigning.

    It's true, though: windmills do kill birds. Over a hundred...
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    The whole "witch hunt" thing is totally busted,...

    The whole "witch hunt" thing is totally busted, and the FBI has been found to be totally justified in investigating the Trump machine. Not that you'd know that from asking anyone to the right of...
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    When one of these tech companies becomes an arm...

    When one of these tech companies becomes an arm of the American government, then the First Amendment will start to apply to them. Until then…

    If you are okay with the government regulating speech...
  74. If you are so successful that you run a "mega...

    If you are so successful that you run a "mega farm" (whatever that is) then you don't need the government to be giving you handouts, period. Handouts should be reserved for people who are struggling...
  75. I fully expect Giuliani to be thrown under the...

    I fully expect Giuliani to be thrown under the impeachment bus as a last-ditch effort to wrench up the works.
  76. I'd like to know what these people are eating...

    I'd like to know what these people are eating that they need to flush "10 or 15 times" so I can sell it as an alternative to Citrucel and Metamucil.

    I guess it'd be too much to ask the...
  77. Everyone act surprised.

    Everyone act surprised.
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    Social media isn't news. They are private...

    Social media isn't news. They are private companies and can do whatever they please with the content they provide. You don't like it? RT and Yandex are just a browser click away.
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    ENIAC

    ENIAC
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    MFSB featuring The Three Degrees :joker:

    MFSB featuring The Three Degrees :joker:
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    BDS

    BDS
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    This is great news!

    This is great news!
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    I used to work around a bunch of chronic smokers...

    I used to work around a bunch of chronic smokers and I don't recall but maybe one person out of a dozen (all under 30) who smoked menthols. When I casually picked up the habit, I'm pretty sure I...
  84. What Scott said, plus… you don't necessarily HAVE...

    What Scott said, plus… you don't necessarily HAVE to leave a glowing 5-star review to get products. I've gotten and reviewed a handful of items (mostly electronics of modest cost) and left honest...
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    I figured something was up when the RSS feed...

    I figured something was up when the RSS feed turned red and said there was an issue with the feed. That's how I usually learn of a site problem, ha ha.

    But damn, 4.8 GB? For text and little...
  86. This is one area that I can't criticize. It...

    This is one area that I can't criticize. It seems like the US has been funding too much of these protective schemes around the world in exchange for letting us camp out in these places.
  87. Pauline Kael, is that you?

    Pauline Kael, is that you?
  88. Sorry, but I'm skeptical of anyone who claims to...

    Sorry, but I'm skeptical of anyone who claims to know what the stock market will do.

    Trump remaining president will be good for the markets, but… who can really say? It's all voodoo.
  89. Thread: Impeachment

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    “Yargle Bargle Blargh” really captures the spirit...

    “Yargle Bargle Blargh” really captures the spirit of the right wing nut jobs that the teeveenewz has on for "balance".
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    It took me fifty-plus posts before I realized...

    It took me fifty-plus posts before I realized this thread was not titled "Bitch and moan". :chagrin:
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    Plurality. And sorry it took me this long to get...

    Plurality. And sorry it took me this long to get back to this thread. I've been out of town for two of the last three weeks.
  92. Children also believe they have invisible...

    Children also believe they have invisible friends, I'm not sure that's the metric we should be measuring things by.

    We don't let them vote or drive cars, and under a certain age most of us...
  93. This reminds me, I need to do something with an...

    This reminds me, I need to do something with an orphaned 401(k) from a previous employer. I just got the quarterly statement and it was down (!) 0.5% somehow.
  94. Thread: The Prisoner

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    The same thing you do with a rabid wild animal...

    The same thing you do with a rabid wild animal that's attacked humans — you shoot it in the head, say a little prayer, and move on.

    If these people behave like savages at 15, they will not be...
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    Upper Left Quadrant… but none of the choices...

    Upper Left Quadrant… but none of the choices really fit.
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    If I remember correctly, there are already seven...

    If I remember correctly, there are already seven other Republican candidates in this primary. Sessions has the name recognition but beyond that he's just another Trump suck-up, same as Bradley Byrne...
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    McConnell is in denial, and saying Kentucky...

    McConnell is in denial, and saying Kentucky hasn't flipped. Right.

    Trump campaigned for the Republican governor who ruined that state's functional healthcare exchange, and the Democrat won. I...
  98. If he had balls, he'd cut off federal funds for...

    If he had balls, he'd cut off federal funds for cleanup related to hurricanes in Florida.
  99. I got 33 of 40 or 83%, which is lower than I was...

    I got 33 of 40 or 83%, which is lower than I was expecting. I missed a LOT of the ones north of the Mason-Dixon line, including the two that were Rhode Island-centric.
  100. This is why mentally unstable people should not...

    This is why mentally unstable people should not own firearms. It wouldn't surprise me that, deep down inside, her suicidal thoughts and depression were some of the reasons for her anti-gun activism....
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