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October 19, 2020

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President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Appropriate gratitude to TM for keeping the threads rolling.

So ... what's the deal on FL, brain trust? Is the trend good, bad or too early to tell?

My county, with about 1 million registered voters, has counted about 200K ballots so far. But I don't think they will release ANY results till election day.
I wonder why FL would have numbers already? But maybe they just have vote totals so far per county and then extrapolate based on the R/D ration of the county to make guesses.

matt - deplore me if you must

Spent several hours at the vet this afternoon with Moses. He went badly downhill over the weekend and stopped eating yesterday.

His bladder was badly enlarged so the vet did an X Ray and found a large tumor near his anus that had metastasized into two more in his chest.

He was a very happy guy up until late last week. The most food oriented animal I've ever seen with the exception of Mr. Creosote.

I'm really going to miss him.

Dave (in MA)

So sorry, matt.

henry

Those are liberal women, Dave? Explains Weinstein’s preference for potted plants.

henry

Sad news, Matt.

Captain Hate

Way too kind to that cat, CH.

Alito was a good choice but Harriet Miers made me think he was on the sauce again.

James D.

I'm so sorry, Matt.

Captain Hate

Condolences matt.

Another Bob

CH, CJ Roberts blackout?

When?

clarice

Stephanie is very naughty.

Another Bob

If Team Trump didn’t agree to the mic muting, screw the debate.

Of course that’s probably what Biden wants.

clarice

Sorry, Matt.

Momto2

So sorry, Matt!

Captain Hate

CH, CJ Roberts blackout?

When?

About a month ago in a social setting. Levin talked about it. Roberts convened all the justices the next day to assure them he was ok.

Toshinori Kondo RIP

lurkersusie

Sorry Matt

Threadkiller

Trump should bring his own megaphone to use if the mic gets cut.

MAGAPHONE!

Threadkiller

Sad news, Matt.

Momto2

This whole election simulation sounds fishy to me regardless of Toobin. What are they simulating? They have someone simulating each candidate, each party, the "left-wing voter", the "right-wing" voter, **the military**, and the courts.

It sounds like they are preparing for some sort of election night meltdown/coup/unrest/or something. Why else would the military be involved in the election results?

sbwaters

As much as I was not ready for some football, ...

I was ready for "Are you ready for some football?!" ...

but, apparently Hank Williams, Jr. must have done something politically incorrect in a previous life ...

So I am more than ever NOT READY for NFL football on ESPN.

Captain Hate

Here you go, AB

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chief-justice-roberts-injured-head-in-fall-last-month-was-hospitalized

It was longer ago than I thought. Time flies when you get old.

cathyf
a bookmark scheme easier than the normal one.

I'm sure there's one out there. I just need one tab with all the stuff I plan to read clearly linked and labeled.

Porch, this is one of the many reasons to use Opera. If you right-click on any tab, one of the options on the pop-up menu is "Save All Tabs In Speed Dial Folder". The SD folders show up on the window when you open a new window, and there are three dots in the upper-right corner of each folder. The first guy on that menu is "open all in new tabs". So you can open them and read and then close tabs and when you are all done can delete the SD folder. I don't use the bookmarks at all -- I make up windows with related tabs and then save them as a speed dial which I name and then close the window.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"Re Toobin; I don’t get it. Does a pervert actually get off exposing himself in a zoom call?"

"Some do but he didn't know he was being filmed. As I understand it..."

Didn't Zoom Dick say he thought his video was "muted"?
I wonder if he is this precise in his word choices for political analysis.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Wishing peter good luck in fighting off Covid.
But if you get a chance to get another test, I would say--take the chance. Because you might get a negative reading second time round.
There seems to be plenty of slack in all this.

If you have the time, it would be nice to hear your symptoms. Hopefully few and mild!

MissMarple2

Schumer is such an asshoe:

Chad Pergram
@ChadPergram
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Schumer: The principal thing we learned about Judge Barrett in her hearings is that she believes she doesn’t have to answer any question that might upset President Trump.

Captain Hate

Well, if Masha Gessen doesn't make you immediately masturbate, I don't know what to tell you.
Posted by: wth at October 19, 2020 06:26 PM (v0R5T)

Yikes! Masha Gessen looks like Rachel Maddow trying to look like Jeff Goldblum!
Posted by: Pete in Texas at October 19, 2020 06:22 PM (JqCGI)

Captain Hate

Still waiting for Schumer to utter a single word against the Cuomo/Wilhelm pogroms.

Dave (in MA)

It was muted, so they couldn't hear him blurting out "Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you" during his "election simulation".

Dave (in MA)
    Yikes! Masha Gessen looks like Rachel Maddow trying to look like Jeff Goldblum!
And doing a pretty good job at it.
Another Bob

I did an image search for Masha Gessen.

Eye bleach please?

Jane

Thanks Claruce

Jane

Matt,

I’m so so sorry.

Momto2

Yikes! Masha Gessen looks like Rachel Maddow trying to look like Jeff Goldblum!

Someone said she/he was playing the role of President Trump. Yikes is right!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Another Blexit;
"WHAT THE F*CK! IM OUT": Rapper 50 Cent Melts Down Over Biden-Harris Tax Plan, Endorses Trump
"I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people, 62% are you out of ya fucking mind."

Imagine how enthusiastic he'll be when he finds out Trump likes black people a lot more than Joe Biden does...or Kamala Harris does either, for that matter.

MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/government/white-house/house-republicans-urge-barr-appoint-special-counsel-probe-biden-allegations

NO. A Special Counsel will slow things down and will try to protect Republicans who are corrupt (of which I am sure there are quite a few).

I will not rest until I see all of these jerks going to trial or moving out of the DC area while trudging along singing "Anna Tevya" like the exiled villagers in "Fiddler on the Roof."

James D.

MM,

I would much prefer them run out of town by torch and sword wielding cossacks like at the wedding earlier in that movie.

MissMarple2

matt,

I am so sorry. It's very hard to lose a beloved pet, as I did about a year ago.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Why would you need a Special Counsel to investigate people who have nothing to do with the executive branch?
What they should do is examine the political leanings of anyone looking at it and reassign every prog because they cannot be trusted.

DrJ

Matt,

Ugh. That's really bad news.

lyle

Sad to hear that, matt. We give our hearts to tear...😢

MissMarple2

https://rumble.com/var13p-reporter-asks-trump-why-he-calls-biden-a-criminal-potus-drops-a-nuke-on-him.html?mref=22lbp&mc=56yab

peter

thank you amom @ 7:42 pm

lyle

Pro tip, matt: do NOT listen to Samuel Barber’s Adago For Strings any time soon. God bless you.

Captain Hate

Viva Barnes on laptop issues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFMk48KA608

lyle

Adagio. But everyone knew that.

sbwaters

Indeed, Matt. So easy to love and so hard to leave. My condolences.

peter

At first I was shocked about what Toobin did, then I heard it was a conference call between the New Yorker and a local public radio station. Now I understand. (Jimmyk might be familiar with WNYC, the public radio station. It's like going camping with Nina Totenberg--you hope the bears break into the tent and eat you.)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In reading SWC's description of the fraud that landed Devon Archer and several others in prison I am struck by the fact there was not the slightest chance in hell they could possibly have gotten away with it.
It was doomed to fail almost immediately, which it did, and with no possible way they could deny what they had done.
I've gotta figure they brought Hunter in to be the brains of the outfit, which should tell you just how stupid they were.

peter

I've heard it called a lot of things, but never mashing your gessen.

Narciso

So sorry matt

anonamom

How is it Hunter wasn't charged when Archer and the other fellows were?

lyle

LOL, peter!

peter

Very sorry Matt to hear about your pet.

Dave (in MA)

CH, was this the one you meant?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzCwiURwwQ

Jane

Amom,

Because he was a Dem VP’s son.

Captain Hate

I think Trump takes Penn by 3% or better....but this ruling by Roberts allows absentee ballot fraud to extend for two weeks or more I suppose, if an SOS from a blue state wants to, in defiance of state law, because? Well, Roberts isn't exactly clear about that other than "every vote matters" - its 8 year old incoherent blubbering written into a judgement. Its an embarrassment that no grown man would feel comfortable actually writting down so real men might laugh out loud at it, but here we are - with the biggest man-child ever assigned to the supreme court writing immature and retarded positions that the founders never contemplated.
Posted by: Boswell at October 19, 2020 09:00 PM (w2LAm)

Porchlight

peter, I'm so sorry, I was going to send a-mom's info to you and I didn't.

Right afterwards I got involved in a work thing where a professor was being a dick to me over email. I'm over it though. No really. :)

Captain Hate

Thanks, Dave; I always get an old youtube stuck in the buffer when I use this stupid browser, about which I momentarily forgot.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Samuel Barber?
Everyone knows a dago for strings' last name has to end in a vowel.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Covid has made peter funnier.

peter

As it is, I already took Vitamin D pretty often, vitamin C pretty often and zinc since this whole Covid thing started. I was unfamiliar with quercetin, but will press my wife into locating that at the local health food store.

Catsmeat

Jack, from Randy Newman's Good Old Boys:

Though I will try with all my might
She will laugh at my mighty sword
She will laugh at my mighty sword
Why must everybody laugh at my mighty sword?

henry

It appears about 6 different polling firms are stalking my landline: 5 calls apiece from each today alone. I got about 50 emails from R campaigns each day since Friday. I assume that means WI is close. Also that nobody is answering phone calls from polling firms.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Sorry about Moses, matt.
Was he perro or gato?

Porchlight

Aw, matt, I'm really sorry. Hugs to you.

jimmyk

At first I was shocked about what Toobin did, then I heard it was a conference call between the New Yorker and a local public radio station. Now I understand.

peter, I used to have my radio alarm tuned to WNYC because it would induce me to get out of bed and turn it off. But even that got to be too much. Still, I'd imagine Toobin might find it more, well, stimulating.

Matt, sorry about Moses.

MissMarple2

Aerial view of Tucson rally crowd:

THANK YOU TUCSON, ARIZONA! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!! pic.twitter.com/GYB2zG0f4H

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020

Video at link.

anonamom

Quercetin acts like HCQ, in that it facilitates zinc's movement into cells--it's a zinc ionophore.

Tom R

Even OJ is getting involved with the Toobin bashing.

https://twitter.com/therealoj32/status/1318348497272238080?s=21

peter

WNYC is a non-profit but it’s CEO gets a cool million in salary and perks. Remember that next time they have a pledge drive. They pay a total off $42 million a year in salaries

peter

Its

lyle

Samuel Barber?
Everyone knows a dago for strings' last name has to end in a vowel.

Adagio. But everyone knew that.

Well, apparently not everyone...😉

jimmyk

Thanks for clarifying the story about the narwhal tusk guy. I'd mistakenly recalled he'd been imprisoned for his tusk attack (I remember all the jokes at the time about narwhal tusk control, if narwhal tusks are criminalized, only criminals will have narwhal tusks, etc.)

But I found myself forced to click on the NYT link. There was this, which was quoted by Althouse:

Mr. Gallant, who was imprisoned in 2005, was among a crowd of people who banded together to take the assailant down with an unconventional weapon: the narwhal tusk, which had been a wall decoration at Fishmongers’ Hall, the historic building that hosted the conference. He was in the hall for the day on a prison day-release program when he heard noises and saw injured people.

But also the sense that he had actually turned his life around and was a good guy, and, further, that his release, which still has to be approved by the parole board, will only cut 10 months off his 17-year prison term.

Meanwhile, the terrorist he helped stop had recently been released after 8 years served for "terrorist activities." What a world.

jimmyk

Sorry, not gonna click on an OJ tweet. Isn't he still out looking for the real killer?

Jane

Peter,

I got quercitin at Walmart.

henry

Oooh. OJ got away with another murder there! Hahahahahahaha!

KevlarKid

Take care of that big ol' heart of yours, matt. -kev

CCGirl

Matt, sorry about Moses.

Toobin is just gross, and a typical corrupt leftie. Gross.

I stand by my post last night. If the left/main stream media/big tech continues to censure this story, then it does not matter. Trump needs to win bigly, and then make it a priority to break up big tech and commie media.

rich

very sorry matt.

rich

peter-

hope it is mild or you got a false result.

CCGirl

Peter, what a mess with this stupid virus, and so typical that NYC and NJ have no easy to find info about what to do. I say ignore it all and operate as usual. Worked for us! 🙏🏻

Tom R

Florida early voting analysis.

https://twitter.com/athein1/status/1318358103658688512?s=21

henry

Nice try Chuckles. You can go home after ACB is on the court.

@senschumer

I am forcing a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.

We are not going to have business as usual here in the Senate while the Republicans try to use an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee.

DrJ

I say ignore it all and operate as usual.

True confession: That's what I do with most government regulations. For example, I still don't have porn filters installed on my routers.

Screw 'em. :)

Catsmeat

I'm so sorry, Matt, about Moses--that it happened so quickly makes it worse in some ways. Adagio for Strings isn't a bad idea if you need to cry.

I hope all is relatively easy for you, peter--TK seems to have had a really hard time--but he's okay now.

Love the Horde--this "little problem" is right up their alley.

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-attends-church-service-in-las-vegas-places-cash-in-donation-bucket_3543484.html

Video of 25 minutes. President Trump, Dan Scavino, Hope Hicks, and Kayley McInenney.

Captain Hate

This is his biggest weakness in my opinion. His pathological compulsion to swing at every pitch. Sometimes you just gotta let them walk you and take the free base.

SFC Cunningham: You didn't used to play baseball did ya? Shit, I know you. You're Merrill Hess! I was there the day you hit that 507-footer over the left field wall, set the record. Man, that thing had a motor on it. It's still the record right?

Merrill: Got the bat at home on the wall.

SFC Cunningham: You've got two minor league home-run records, don't ya?

Merrill: Five.

SFC Cunningham: Why weren't you in the pros making stacks of cash and getting your toes licked by beautiful women?

Lionel Prichard: 'Cause he has another record most people don't know about. He has the minor league strikeout record.

Merrill: Hello Lionel.

Lionel Prichard: Merrill's a class-A screw up. He would just swing that bat as hard as he could every time. Didn't matter what the coaches said, didn't matter who was on base. He would just whip that bat through the air as hard as he could. Looked like a lumberjack chopping down a tree. Merrill here has more strikeouts than any two players.

SFC Cunningham: You really got the strikeout record?

Merrill: Felt wrong not to swing.

Swing away, Merrill.

Swing away, President Trump.

The "a walk is as good as a hit" mentality didn't work for the Moneyball A's and it doesn't work in politics either.

Swing away. Chicks dig the long ball. And America loves a fighter.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 19, 2020 09:42 PM (Do5/p)

DrJ

Adagio for Strings -- that was really popular with the string players back in High School. For us trumpet plays? No so much.

I did transcribe it for piano, and though I am no Liszt, it turned out pretty well. Sadly that was lost over the course of many moves.

Captain Hate

Jeff Bridges has lymphoma.

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1x9Jx8IUM

(Forgot to post the video.)

lurkersusie

FYI

Matthew Tyrmand
@MatthewTyrmand
For those interested in @JoeBiden’s ne’er do well progeny and his partners working to get Russian oligarch money into the US banking system (while Ukraine was in the throes of revolution)...tune into the @IngrahamAngle
tonight. #CooneyEmails #WheresHunter?
8:51 PM · Oct 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhon

CCGirl

Dr J! Youngest is “legally” traveling to a neighboring state to visit boyfriend. She asked us if she should fill out the state’s paperwork. Hubs and I looked at her, and asked, “Who will know you are there?”

She is a newbie to the idea of not trusting all that you see. But I love that she is reluctant to follow the rules. It’s a new world for these kids, and teaching them to not “ fill out the papers” voluntarily is part of it. YIKES!

KevlarKid

Prayers, Dude.

joan

Matt, So sorry to hear about Moses. It never gets easier to go through losing one of our beloved pets. Bless you both.

Dave (in MA)

Not that anyone needed another reason to boycott...
https://brobible.com/sports/article/joe-buck-troy-aikman-nfl-military-pregame-flyover/

Captain Hate

Damn, I feel bad for ever cutting Aikman slack.

KevlarKid

Dad said he almost tossed yesterday when he heard little joey is some kinda halla famer broadcaster now.

Imagine Aikman having to spend his pro-retirement Sundays with that Bob Costas wannabe.

Porchlight

I'll say again, according to my reading of the Vice article, Toobin was apparently enjoying some time with someone else on a different video call and got his screens mixed up.

Think about it, you're a leftist, you're locked down in NYC, you're askeered of the rona, your wife wants you to stay home with her and the kid.

You have all these zoom meetings which is about the only time you can be alone in your dinky expensive apartment.

And you're having an affair.

When/how else are you going to be making this affair happen? Sure, you could do your video stuff together in the middle of the night, but wifey would probably get suspicious if you left the bedroom for any length of time on the regular and plus there's the kid.

Plus Toobin's probably a sex addict and once per night ain't gonna cut it.

Rocco

matt, sorry to hear about Moses.

peter, praying for a speedy recovery.

nite all

lyle

As if I needed moar reasons to boycott the effing NFL. 🖕

Haystack

Just popping in with Florida voter info.
https://countyballotfiles.floridados.gov/VoteByMailEarlyVotingReports/PublicStats
I'm thankful to the regular posters for what you do. Get well and take it easy, Miss Marple!

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