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  1. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/secret-service-hands-agents-phone-numbers-jan-committee/story?id=88045692

    The J6 committee now has the phone numbers of secret service agents, which they can now...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    They've come back. About $45M in punitive damage, subject to whatever restrictions Texas law may put on it.

    Clearly the jury was aware that this was but the first of 3 such cases by different...
  3. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    We're all lucky, in much the same way .
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Beau has an interesting video up. Observes that Jones is very, very connected to the upper tiers of Trumpworld. And that the privileges which all lapsed respecting whatever is on that phone will...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    The plaintiffs' lawyers suggest that Jones be fined $1 for every American whose opinion about Sandy Hook may have been influenced by exposure to Jones' repeated claims that the killings never...
  6. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Bracque?
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    What was it that Oscar Wilde said? To lose one parent is tragic. To lose both seems like carelessness..
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    J6 committee confirms that it will subpoena Jones' texts and emails.

    Bear in mind, he apparently testified to them several months ago. Depending on what he said then, what documents he may have...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Apparently the plaintiffs' lawyer informed Jones' lawyers the same day the error occurred, and gave 10 days to indicate if anything should be considered privileged. No response.

    So 2 days ago,...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    https://twitter.com/StuckInRedMO/status/1554884635842183168?s=20&t=poQAkuqoe_cUckq4ByH50w



    Edited to add ... the NBC story is apparently from 2019, and the images were found on documents he had...
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    Alex Jones' bad day

    He's in court this week, already convicted of lying and causing harm to the parents of the kids slaughtered at Sandy Hook, by maintaining for years that the shooting was "a hoax." This week's...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I'm well past being angry.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Yes. This is getting as improbable as100 monkey theory and Shakespeare.
  14. Re: TRump hosting Arab ruling class to a golf tournament

    Apparently, Trump had the Official Seal of the President of the United States on everything from golf carts to hand towels during this golf tournament. Which is illegal use, Twitter tells me. ...
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    Re: A Pretty Good Doodle, I Think. Of A Boat.

    loving these. Loving. These.
  16. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Lions deserve better nutrition than an orange lump of hydrogenated fat.
  17. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Blue Bayeux. Or black, I guess.

    When does William show up with the horses?
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I've got a nice frankenstein-ish pukko. Bought a traditional and no-nonsense carbon steel blade made by Lauri (the 5401), and made a handle from some Ash I had in the workshop. I'll probably pour a...
  19. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Let him beg, the f#cking orange snowflake. The civil suits from Capitol Police injured on Jan6 should bankrupt him.
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    Beautiful, Joe. Timeless design, not a curve that's irrelevant or out of place.
  21. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    Bear in mind that literally dozens of laws introduced (and in some instances allowed by courts to stand) in the past 2 years by Republican state houses were designed not so much to encourage people...
  22. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    Which is perhaps an argument to increase taxation on the very wealthy even more. Fine. I'm sure there are plenty of elected members who agree, but Manchin likely isn't among them.

    The fact that...
  23. Thread: Phillip Allen

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    Re: Phillip Allen

    Sub-optimal due diligence? :D
  24. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    If any household earning $400k isn't paying 15% tax, I don't care if they don't meet some subjective standard of whether they're wealthy. They're not gonna be forced into eating canned tuna 3X/week...
  25. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Makes me so happy to read that.
  26. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Idiotic. Which explains everything a person needs to know about me. :D

    If Quad's found a way to turn megadecibel audible joy into a fundraiser for charity, my hat's off.
  27. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    I feel the same way about the cost of the piano in my front room, or the various other instruments we have around. Right up until there are about 3-4 of us playing music together, and optimally, my...
  28. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    15% minimum tax on the wealthy is what I saw quoted. While I didn't see where this started, I'd not be surprised if it cut in at the household $400k income level that Biden's typically used in the...
  29. Re: GOP wants the DoD to stop rooting out extremists in the ranks

    stunning.
  30. Re: So we are going to get a third political party

    Who is this "we" you speak of? ;)
  31. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    She's still a wildcard, to be sure.

    As someone noted on Twitter, it's looking less and less likely that she'd ever win a Dem primary again, let alone an election. Which paradoxically means that...
  32. Re: So we are going to get a third political party

    Ultimately, yeah it's important. But now?

    This is Yang playing the role formerly taken by Jill Stein. Either wittingly (which is despicable), or unwittingly (which is slightly more disturbing...
  33. Thread: Joe Manchin III

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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    It surprised the hell out of me, frankly. And it's worth observing that Sinema has been ... unwilling as yet ... to say what she'll do. This package needs her vote to pass as a budget...
  34. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Proof of reincarnation.
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    Re: The time has come to hang together

    In perhaps a ray of light in the news, Schumer and Manchin have announced that they've found a way to agree on a bill which taxes the wealthy, gives more $ for enforcement to the IRS, and does a...
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    Re: BROTM for August. Nominations here…

    Perfect. John Smith it is.
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    Re: Garland derelict in his duty?

    I'd put the link elsewhere too, but here's a "gift" version of the WAPO story suggesting that Garland and the DoJ are much further advanced than some would have us believe.
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    Re: Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump

    Here's a "gift" version of the original article in the Washington Post.
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    Re: BROTM for August. Nominations here…

    I can't this month, though it was nice to be suggested. Likely to be away from a computer for at least half of it. But later on ...
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    Re: Garland derelict in his duty?

    Seems like Garland's been doing something after all.
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    Re: Prince Rupert’s Drops

    Wow. Exploding sperm, with crystalline shrapnel that could put your eye out.
  42. Thread: Phillip Allen

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    Re: Phillip Allen

    That's not a bad idea. The memorial area I mean. Everybody knows that Pete's Presidential Library should be in the town that elected him Mayor in the first place, and set him off on his historic...
  43. Thread: Phillip Allen

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    Re: Phillip Allen

    I liked Phillip, and fwiw always wished he'd have talked more about the things he knew so well. Masonry. Muzzle loading rifles, etc. I'd have loved it if I'd had a chance for him to teach me to...
  44. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Knot holes are what the cool kids are using today for pen holders I think
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    Re: Another Sketchy Doodle

    Me like ��
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    Re: The time has come to hang together

    In America, at least.

    In Canada, the (Federal) Liberal party is the one which hangs together, and the parties (Federal or Provincial) representing the Conservative side of the spectrum most...
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    Re: chess robot breaks boy's finger

    Multiple successive generations of them...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    I will say that my son and son-in-law each got sick while working in hospitals, where it's common, and they see patients who're infected.
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Nope, but give it time. It's stayed out of my household, but my older son and my daughter and her family each got it. As did my mom, and Herself's parents. Each are very careful, continue to...
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    Re: Steve Bannon's bad day.

    Sentencing date Oct 21.

    May he try to screw around with his release conditions in the interval, and get remanded into custody.
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