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  1. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    with you 100%, Rich.
  2. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    In some cookbook or other I once read that the French used to call the farmyard pig "the gentleman who pays the rent."
  3. Thread: talk about pigs

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    I'm sure there were many ordinary folks who attended the parties, and that the great majority of them had no idea at all of the sinister stuff. What I was saying was that in the news reporting I...
  4. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    There was a particularly grisly serial murderer in the 1990s out in British Columbia who ran a pig farm. He was convicted largely on the basis of bits of DNA recovered from pig dung, though other...
  5. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    There's a reason some like the heritage breeds - Gloucester Old Spot are reputedly great for those looking for more lard and hams, while Tamworths are longer bodied, better for maximal bacon. Also...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    What's momentous about it? Seditious conspiracy is conspiracy to commit murder. Not the murder of a person, but of the legitimate Constitutional government of a nation state. It doesn't really get...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    it's Clarisse who ought to be wearing the mask/cage thing this time...
  8. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    The judge, however, isn't convinced that Greenberg should be getting so much leeway as both the DoJ and the defense team would like. Because of the great diversity of unrelated charges Greenberg's...
  9. Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Joel Greenberg, the guy widely described as Matt Gaetz' "wingman" in allegations of sex trafficking with a minor, has been providing a whole lot of cooperation to authorities. Which is why his...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Fair point.

    But there's quite a normative barrier to jump over for a jury to convict someone of seditious conspiracy. They have to be calmed of their anxieties about doing such a momentous...
  11. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Passive voice is doing a lot of work there.

    Wouldn't want any potential Rep voter to imagine that McConnell himself might take any positive steps to help ensure that such a "highly unlikely"...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    He's not entirely a young man. A couple of decades should do it.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Shoulda steered a bit more towards the equator. As is tradition.
  14. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Boy. She'll not make that mistake again next year, eh? :D
  15. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Kanye's messed up enough that it sounds like he brought Fuentes as his "plus one" to Thanksgiving dinner. It's remotely possible that Trump didn't know 'till he arrived.
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    A good question - I dunno.

    I suspect though, that they're still in custody. They'd been kept in 'till now because the court considered that they were serious flight risks. Prompting folks...
  17. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    a trait they share with rich people, eh?
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    I disagree. This trial was important partly to establish the precedents, respecting this instance of sedition, that it was sedition. In the trials coming shortly of another group of Oathkeepers,...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Comments on Twitter that the Proud Boys whose trial starts soon must be agitated. As the depth of evidence against them is, apparently, greater.
  20. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    What, you'd have preferred Bernie lost the populr vote in '16, and not merely the electoral college?
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    It's interesting that this has set the precedents that Jan6 was seditious, and that there's enough evidence to convict, and that an organizer of such a conspiracy needn't be on site at the time,...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    All 5 defendants convicted of obstructing an official proceeding. Others still being read.
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    Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs each found guilty of seditious conspiracy.

    Others declared not guilty of that charge.

    Further verdicts being read out right now.
  24. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    What I liked in Schwarz' piece on his new substack was the thought that many traditional types of decoration on architecture and furniture have embedded meanings. That they had metaphorical...
  25. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    I've got an electric guitar build underway at the moment, for the other son. My first instrument, so probably not the best idea to make it a present, but ...

    I'll be using hide glue to laminate...
  26. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    Very sweet. I'd argue that the corbel-like supports down from the top of that piece qualify as ornament, and I like the inlay. Enough to provide interest, not so much to distract from the form.
    ...
  27. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    Yeah, he's a Luddite with a guilty conscience. In the post I read today, prompting this thread, he wrote how much he loves making things with hand-tools, but also has developed a deep appreciation...
  28. Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    Christopher Schwarz, longtime proprietor of the Lost Art Press and writer of blogs, has started a substack to try to monetize some of his not-quite-so-polished writing. He's calling it the American...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Happy birthday!
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Well said.

    There are a whole bunch of us who have significant friendships here, and perhaps not as great a number "IRL". It's just how the filter works, sorting folks of specific niche...
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    Re: Balls - orbital mechanics?

    My balls can still sometimes make the earth move, but alas, nobody's ever gone into orbit on their account...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    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 both parties. Or by Dems and a handful of utterly...
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    Re: Vox populi, vox Deii.

    "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 very close to madness."
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    Re: Vox populi, vox Deii.

    Yeah. It's a bit ridiculous that Musk uses the quote unironically.

    Occurred to me that Musk's uncritical use of unscientific polling on Twitter to these questions also shows how Aristotle...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Me too.
  36. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    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 are indigent, or too poor to have access to the...
  37. Thread: top this

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    You really are a Canadian! So many things here to say "eww" to. ;)
  38. Thread: top this

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    You can still kinda find God. God's a pinko commie too, after all...
  39. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Hoo boy.
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    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, but not bad.

    It's way too brittle for anything...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    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 drawing a razor across my throat that is more likely to...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    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 curve. My best blades are $15 flea market finds. What...
  43. CBS News interviews the father of the Colorado Springs shooter. OMG.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1595519454900805649

    That shooting earlier this week at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, where a guy donned body armor, took his AR and a pistol, and...
  44. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    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 testified voluntarily 18 months ago. In fact, if...
  45. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    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 become de rigeur for every change of administration. ...
  46. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    The other thing is that the GOP fully intends to impeach anyone still alive in the Biden administration, starting January. And what commentators aren't saying is that it's a "feature" for them that...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILxZMfFBVY
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I'll forgive it ...
  49. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    What concerns me more are the plants on the Supreme Court which will ultimately hear the appeals.
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    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 after.

    Musk has further degraded his brand(s)...
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