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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5760 on: February 19, 2021, 11:27:45 AM »
This morning I read someone who reported that some poll or other reported that 60% of Republicans favor creation of a third party.

I say, Good for them! Let the Republican party split. It could be good for the Democrats. A third party was good for the Democrats in 1992 (Ross Perot), and it was good for the Democrats in ... 1912! (Teddy Roosevelt split the Republican party. Woodrow Wilson won the White House, and the Democrats took both the House and the Senate.)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5761 on: February 22, 2021, 11:57:15 AM »
Trump Loses Supreme Court Appeal On Personal, Corporate Tax Returns

https://youtu.be/5LJl5gGGQGU

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5762 on: February 22, 2021, 12:24:30 PM »
Couldn't happen to a more deserving individual.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5763 on: February 22, 2021, 12:25:20 PM »
Wonderful!

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5764 on: February 22, 2021, 12:53:14 PM »

Washington's Birthday...

Washington: "I cannot tell a lie."

Trump: "I'll make up for all of them. And then some."



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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5765 on: February 22, 2021, 01:00:46 PM »
Washington: I cannot tell a lie.
Nixon: I cannot tell the truth.
The ex: I cannot tell the difference.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5766 on: February 22, 2021, 02:24:34 PM »

The Lincoln Project skewers Ted Cruz:

Republicans want to keep Mexicans out of America but can't keep themselves out of Mexico.

Book your Mexican Getaway Now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOnGNSDlZJU



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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5767 on: February 22, 2021, 03:05:45 PM »
^^^ Both of these have made my day!   Orange jumpsuit would match the hair...

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5768 on: February 22, 2021, 08:40:15 PM »
I thought everyone would get great joy from this pronouncement. ;D

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5769 on: February 22, 2021, 08:49:50 PM »
I thought everyone would get great joy from this pronouncement. ;D



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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5770 on: February 22, 2021, 08:56:24 PM »
How to Make a Schadenfreude Pie

 by John Scalzi


My word, what is this dark and vaguely sinister-looking pie you see before you? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s the world’s first Schadenfreude Pie, the pie to enjoy while you are reveling in the horrible misfortunes of others. Why is there a Schadenfreude Pie? Because after I wrote the headline for a prior entry, I wondered to myself, “what would Schadenfreude Pie taste like?”

My guess: Dark. Rich. And oh so bittersweet.

And you know what? That’s exactly what it tastes like. Also — and this is really just a perfect but unintentional extension of the whole schadenfreude metaphor — you really only want a small slice; too much of this pie and it’ll sit in the pit of your stomach like a rock of judgment, pulling you down. Small slice? Excellent. Big slice? You’ll regret it. Just like schadenfreude itself.

Want a slice? Sure you do. Here’s how you make it.


https://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/26/how-to-make-a-schadenfreude-pie/

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5771 on: February 22, 2021, 09:14:00 PM »
The Lincoln Project skewers Ted Cruz:

Republicans want to keep Mexicans out of America but can't keep themselves out of Mexico.

Book your Mexican Getaway Now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOnGNSDlZJU

OMG!! Lyle, this is fantastic!!! i LOVE IT!!!

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5772 on: February 22, 2021, 10:22:40 PM »
    ^^^
    :laugh:


Linda, I was wondering what you might have gone through had you still been there.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5773 on: February 22, 2021, 10:41:54 PM »

Alas, in recent news, the Lincoln Project has come under fire as one of its founders, John Weaver, has been accused of inappropriate behavior and unwanted texts to a dozen or more people. (Men.)

I didn't find a good article or video about this yet, but here's a link to the Lincoln Project's official website with a statement about what's going on:

https://lincolnproject.us/news/statement-from-the-lincoln-project-february-15-2021/





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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #5774 on: February 23, 2021, 08:35:05 AM »
    ^^^
    :laugh:


Linda, I was wondering what you might have gone through had you still been there.


I have no clue! Probably the same thing everyone else had, since the stupid GOP, in their infinite wisdom, thought it was a good idea to cut the state off from the rest of the country's power grid, just to line the pockets of the GOP. Damn I hope the people who live there sit up and take notice and get these absolute idiots (read a**holes) out of office. I think at some point I would have bought a gas powered  generator and been OK.

I'm glad I left, and didn't let the door hit me in the butt on the way out.