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    11-27-2022, 08:37 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Dems are going to win. in The Bilge
    I still think that there is a non-zero possibility that at some point in this next 2 years a speaker is selected who is supported by moderates from...
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    11-27-2022, 05:55 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Vox populi, vox Deii. in The Bilge
    "And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always...
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    11-27-2022, 05:52 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Vox populi, vox Deii. in The Bilge
    Yeah. It's a bit ridiculous that Musk uses the quote unironically. Occurred to me that Musk's uncritical use of unscientific polling on...
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    11-27-2022, 04:30 PM
    Me too.
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    11-26-2022, 02:06 PM
    If I might, invite her to reflect on the persistent concerns of the patients in her practice. It is certain that some patients are ill because they...
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    11-25-2022, 09:03 AM
    TomF replied to a thread top this in The Bilge
    You really are a Canadian! So many things here to say "eww" to. ;)
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    11-24-2022, 09:59 PM
    TomF replied to a thread top this in The Bilge
    You can still kinda find God. God's a pinko commie too, after all...
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    11-24-2022, 08:04 PM
    TomF replied to a thread top this in The Bilge
    Hoo boy.
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    11-24-2022, 02:15 PM
    Agreed. It's pretty good at cutting foam into shape for cushions, mind you. Not as good as the electric knife my mom used to use for the turkey,...
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    11-24-2022, 08:57 AM
    Depends on the purpose. A not perfectly sharp (for the purpose) razor is the one which will pull and nick you. I'm not interested anymore in...
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    11-24-2022, 08:12 AM
    Since the early 90s, when I shave (like, when I have a goatee rather than a full beard), I use a straight razor. Sharpening was a learning...
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    11-23-2022, 04:40 PM
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1595519454900805649 That shooting earlier this week at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, where a guy...
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    11-23-2022, 02:53 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Yeah, this Special Counsel isn't playing touch football. Good. If Pence was halfway worthy of the office he once held, at a minimum he'd have...
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    11-23-2022, 12:39 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    I think you're right. And if (as it seems likely) Trump's iron grip on the party begins to slip somewhat, they'll not want to have impeachments...
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    11-23-2022, 12:25 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    The other thing is that the GOP fully intends to impeach anyone still alive in the Biden administration, starting January. And what commentators...
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    11-22-2022, 01:40 PM
    TomF replied to a thread This is a Guitar Thread in The Bilge
    To say nothing of needing a (local) drummer with chops ... ( ;) ) Start at 3 minutes in for the drum lesson ... 3:45 for a bit of Rush's performance
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    11-22-2022, 01:35 PM
    I'll forgive it ...
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    11-20-2022, 08:25 AM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    What concerns me more are the plants on the Supreme Court which will ultimately hear the appeals.
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    11-20-2022, 08:23 AM
    Elon's even worse at social functioning than he's realized before if he thought that he was gonna be the only guy who Trump still loved the morning...
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    11-19-2022, 10:46 PM
    I think I'll stay a while longer. Until the competition has determined a likely successor site with similar impact for aggregating the news feeds....
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    11-19-2022, 10:30 PM
    Any residual thoughts I had about ever getting a Tesla are gone. Someone else will build whatever EV is in my future.
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    11-18-2022, 04:00 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    He's being recalled from The Hague, where he's been prosecuting Kosovo war crimes trials. Doesn't sound like he's past his prime, on that basis.
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    11-18-2022, 03:42 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    I agree that it may easily mean that the indictments are closer, not further away. To me, it's fairly clear that 3 things are implied in this...
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    11-17-2022, 06:09 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    We'll see if they stay away, eh? Many of the donors who paused donations after J6 have quietly started up again. Whether out of pragmatism or...
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    11-17-2022, 03:40 PM
    There are many such stories, both contemporary and written by our forbears. It was considered pretty common for a person to hang around through...
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    11-17-2022, 02:57 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Authoritarian playbook through much of the 20thC was to create the chaos which you then presented yourself as the only one capable of fixing...
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    11-17-2022, 02:45 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    No sense of any GOP House representative who is strong or smart enough though. The slimmer the margin of majority, the more power any faction...
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    11-17-2022, 01:28 PM
    Twitter sure has vociferous opinions about Pelosi, for and against, from Dems as well as Reps. There are accusations from the most "progressive"...
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    11-17-2022, 12:23 PM
    TomF replied to a thread Dems are going to win. in The Bilge
    The truth is, if Canada was gonna burn books, we'd have done it long since to stay warm. I've spent literally a lifetime studying or working...
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    11-17-2022, 10:21 AM
    My thanks to Emily, for caring enough about Jamie to poke us to show him we cared too.
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