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  1. I'm not going to read @Serge's reply to my Cheney tweet before responding to him:  His take that this is the media's fault is a horrible take.


    No, I think we should continue to wait to declare that the Republicans the party of Authoritarians. I don't have a reason for holding this opinion; it just feels like, since we've gone this far thinking they'll change, we can't just give up now and say all that time was wasted.

    OK, Glad to get that wrong.  But tell me who around here has asserted that the Party was anything BUT Authoritarian since Trump got the nomination.  @Leon Troutsky has posted about this extensively since then, and even before in discussing Trump's supporters during the primary.

  2. Meanwhile, if it was not official before, it is certainly official now:  The Republican Party is about Authoritarianism, not Democracy as Liz Cheney is ousted from her House leadership position in favor of someone less Conservative, but more willing to show fealty to Donald Trump

    Pretty good speech last night by my Colorado College classmate who's substantive policy positions I detest.  (I've been pretty hostile towards her on her Twitter account.)

    And her statements after getting ousted this morning:



  3. 14 minutes ago, JayOzOne said:

    I don't understand it. Is our country angry because everybody has a gun or do we all have guns because we're angry? America is the most spiritually and morally bereft society in modern history.



    Why on earth would you think guns are a moral issue?  JDave is the most moral dude around and he is all about gun rights and the NRA:


    The Greenville cycling community is mourning the loss of one of its own, a man who was shot to death Sunday while riding his bicycle through his quiet Greenville neighborhood.

    Whit Oliver was about two blocks away from his front door when he was shot to death by another man around 11 a.m. Sunday near a park and a playground on a warm Mother's Day, according to police.

    The shooting preceded a second shooting minutes later, when Greenville police officers who responded to the initial shooting used witness statements to track down the suspect, according to Police Chief Howie Thompson, who spoke to the media on Sunday.

    Police found Jeffrey Mark Murray, 62, in a vehicle that pulled over outside the Greenville Fire Department station on Verdae Boulevard.

    Murray got out of his vehicle and displayed a handgun before an exchange of gunfire left Murray fatally shot. No officers were injured, police said.

    Thompson did not disclose the names of the officers involved.

    An incident report from the Greenville Police Department had not been finalized as of midday Monday, said Lt. Alia Paramore, a spokesperson for the agency

  4. 6 minutes ago, JayOzOne said:

    I've had my jabs but still wear a mask pretty much anytime I'm out. I do it so others will see somebody doing it and either feel encouraged or at least think about their own mask use. I'm used to it by now. But man, the first really hot day a couple of weeks ago gave me some problems.

    I was waiting to get into a restaurant/deli on Mother's Day.  Folks were socially distanced but wearing masks.  I asked the lady in front of me and the guy behind me if they had been vaccinated.  They both said they had.  So I took off my mask.  They kept theirs' on and I felt like an *******.

    Oh well.   

  5. 8 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

    One of my rightwing aunts told my mother that she didn’t have to wear a mask and could keep from getting covid by using a q-tip and swabbing her nose with Neosporin.

    I told this to one of my friends and his wife.  His wife, who has been a nurse for decades, explained that Neosporin is an antibiotic and that antibiotics don’t work on viruses like covid.

    My friend’s response was more direct.  He said, “I hope you own a black suit.”  

    Neosporin would work highly effectively if you could use it to completely seal all of your airways.

    You should have suggested she try.

  6. 1 hour ago, Southern California Liar said:


    A friend of mine who is an Ivy League Econ prof has provided expert testimony in one of the Civil trials arising from that mess.  He says that it was  a situation in which the organization structure was such that a "Bet the Company" decision was left in the discretion of someone without college education.

  7. 1 hour ago, ya_boi_j said:

    Now that THAT conversation is over with


    Hey, I'm reasonably successful attorney who has invested well and have been married to a Jewish women for 20 years.  

    My dye has been cast.*








    *This post has been made strictly for stereotypical humor and in no way reflects actual intimate aspects of my marriage which are none of y'all's business.

  8. 2 minutes ago, ya_boi_j said:

    That's your opinion. If you don't want your kids working at certain spots, that's your perogative. But you can't deny that jobs are actually available. If you're choosing to be picky about the environment, that's on yourself. Covid is here with us now and once the CDC gets rid of the guidelines, what will you do then? 

    My kids are vaccinated and I am fine with them doing whatever.  I'm just saying that you can't blame greed or laziness on people making a decision to accept government support rather than work someplace where they life at risk.

  9. 4 minutes ago, ya_boi_j said:

    Companies that follow CDC guidelines have guidelines and protocols in place. It's the employees that put themselves at risk by ignoring guidelines and protocols. It's literally no different than taking a trip to the grocery store. 

    Like I said, I only feel sorry for those unable or not in areas where jobs are available. If jobs are available and bodies are able, people should be filling those spots. You, GF or whoever else can disagree with that all you want. I'm okay with that. 

    Come on . .  . . . it is NOT like "going to the grocery store."  The reality is that we have ALL limited our time spent in doors around the general public.  Sure, masks and distancing helps, but the more exposure, the more risk.  I would not let my kids work at a restaurant, retail shop etc.


  10. 1 minute ago, ya_boi_j said:

    You do realize that there are several jobs, good paying jobs, available that people aren't pursuing and when they get them they aren't staying. You can lecture me all you want but I can speak on what I see with my own eyes, been doing it all year long. Easy, good paying jobs and people simply will not come to work because they only want a handout.

    I only feel sorry for those who are unable or not in areas where jobs are available. Will never feel sorry for able bodies that can actually perform these jobs.

    Wait:  The fair question is "Are these 'easy, good paying jobs' that expose people to COVID on a daily basis?"

  11. 32 minutes ago, Porkins said:

    Well, two points really. 😉

    I completely missed this game due to Mother's Day festivities, but it really doesn't sound like I missed a lot of that JOSEF scoring. Watched the highlights and saw a ton of really ugly defensive play. I can only hope it's just sheer exhaustion. Some of our guys just looked to be going through the motions and listless. 82 degrees in Miami alone shouldn't be that much of a drain, but CCL and season congestion is a thing. 

    The last twenty minutes was like watching a different game.

    Very interesting that United's three subs were all to forwards.  Interesting tactic.  I guess the thinking is to take advantage of a team that had to open up the field and hope to get a buffer goal rather than just bolster defense.  I don't mind the strategy, but it failed pretty miserably.  We were sloppy and slow on defense.  Seems like one set of fresh legs up front and two sets back would work better.  Of course, I'm the expert so . . . 

  12. 19 minutes ago, Serge said:

    It's not so much that she's factually wrong in her position so much as she's keeping Trump in the news and encouraging him to demonstrate his hold on the GOP in order to fight a battle that serves no real purpose other than landing her a regular gig on MSNBC.


    6 minutes ago, Downvote Don said:

    The leftist purist take that Libs are suckers for acknowledging when awful people do decent things is the worst of takes.  Let's ignore the atrocity that the former (and future) bad actors are standing up to, and focus on the atrocities of Libs for recognizing their decency.  It's as if they don't WANT the atrocities to stop.

    OK . . . SECOND worse take.

  13. 26 minutes ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:


    The leftist purist take that Libs are suckers for acknowledging when awful people do decent things is the worst of takes.  Let's ignore the atrocity that the former (and future) bad actors are standing up to, and focus on the atrocities of Libs for recognizing their decency.  It's as if they don't WANT the atrocities to stop.

  14. 7 minutes ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:


    OK, Now I have to tell my "Why Bobby Petrino was worthless SOB BEFORE he quit mid season by post it note:  Lefwich was the starter and led the team to a 1-6 record.  But he got hurt.  Joey Herrington replaced him and won two straight games and, by some miracle, the Falcons were actually still in the playoff hunt at 3-6.  

    Game 10 was here against the Bucs and Byron was back and brutal.  I desperately hoped Herrington would take over in the second half, but Lefwich stayed in and continued to be brutal.  And the game was  over 31-0 by the time the Herrington finally entered the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter.  

    So here is what Petrino could have done:  

    1) Let the hot QB continue to start.

    2) Give the injured starter his job back but take him out when he is not performing, but the team still has a chance to win.

    3) Call of the dogs when the game is hopeless to protect your starting QB.

    4) Put the back up in when it is hopeless and call off the dogs.

    But here's what Petrino does:  He sticks Herrington out there AND KEEPS PASSING ON EVERY DOWN so poor Joey Herrington has to take the beating the Lefwich created.  Somehow, Herrington actually went 16/20 with a TD and only one sac (no interceptions).  He finished was a QB rating 62 points higher then Byron's.  But I was there and I remember that Herrington hung tough even though he was getting drilled on every play.  

    And then the TD/MIke Smith Matt Ryan era started which was not actually SO bad so maybe Petrino did us all a favor.

    But poor Joey Herrington got screwed, and a few years later his body was pretty much destroyed when he was hit by a car on a bike ride, but hey, thanks to Petrino he was used to it, right?

    **** Bobby Petrino.


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