The Pump Handle (That Time John Snow Saved London)


 

Note that this was posted as a draft some time ago.  I did not realize it was there until I stumbled upon it.  I know that it was published elsewhere, but I am publishing it now to make amends as it is still relevant — FB

No, not that John Snow.  September 7, 1854, and a cholera outbreak was ravaging a poor section of London.  If you lived in London during that time it was just one of those things you had to expect.  Then an enterprising doctor took an action that has become legendary… he removed the handle from the pump where the center of the outbreak was occurring.  Within days the outbreak had been stopped.

We have our own pump handle in the current Covid 19 outbreak… The New York Subway system.  Currently, 84 New York MTA workers have died of Covid 19, out of a working population of 50,129.  Extrapolated out, that is 1,667 deaths per million.  By comparison, the country with the highest fatality rate is Belgium, at 631 deaths per million, followed by Spain at 503 and Italy (which has been so much in the news) at 441.  Why is this happening? https://nypost.com/2020/04/25/passed-out-passengers-trash-fill-subway-cars-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

Under Mayor De Blasio, the NYC MTA has been abandoned to filth and savagery.  New York is also a major transportation hub both internationally and within the U.S.  The Florida Covid 19 outbreak, which began in the Miami Dade area and is still largely confined there, can be directly traced to New Yorkers who boarded airliners to flee the New York City outbreak.  Floridians call them “snowbirds”, perhaps this is snowbird flu.  Other major outbreak areas in the U.S. are also linked to New York City by major daily air travel.

We have been asked to surrender our civil liberties, shut down our economy, and face famine, all supposedly to stem this outbreak… Yet New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. epidemic, can’t be bothered to take the handle off the pump.

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186 comments on “The Pump Handle (That Time John Snow Saved London)
  1. horsemanbombadil says:

    It writes itself.

    Guys compete on reality show not to date.

    Not to marry.

    To IMPREGNATE woman.

    Who is she?
    Over 40.
    Married for first time at 38
    Divorced 6 months later
    Now wants a baby daddy on national t.v.

    This has to break on of the seals on the apocalypse.

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    As for the OP, it is rather difficult to believe that Governors of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Minnesota shipped recovering Chinese Virus patients back to nursing homes. What were they thinking? Sometimes one policy choice has a big impact.

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    The policy choice seems to be to try to “social distance” as much as one can, while working hard to protect the vulnerable such as the elderly in nursing homes.

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  4. Wow, her face is really unsymmetrical. I mean, to like a Batman villain extent.

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  5. horsemanbombadil says:

    Booth is a great economist seeing thru the bullshit.

    Survey cited 86000 small businesses, a good sample. 1\3 will never reopen.
    Half of employers are small businesses so 15% of all businesses shut. Forever.

    Also recent survey 1\4 of unemployed will be permanent or 10 million
    Current labour force is 63% of 330 million or 207 million.
    So thats 4.8% permanent structural unemployment. Forever.

    70% of GDP is consumer spending. Of that 15% is food and 10% is food and fuel.
    35% is manufacturing so if half is needed stuff i.e. clothes, furniture thats 17%.
    So basically 75-15-10-17 or 33% of GDP is people buying stuff or services they don’t need to survive. Things they can stop spending on.

    Average non mortgage debt is 50k vs average income of 61k. Or carrying 9.8 months of wages in consumer debt

    So a future where 1\3 of the economy is unnecessary spending.
    1 in 6 businesses are gone forever
    1 in 20 workers are unemployed forever
    Workers need to not eat, consume for 10 months to get out of debt.

    No, seriously, its all good.

    On a cheery note, you don’t live in Canada where mortgage is NOT a tax deduction.
    Ever cent is paid in after tax take home pay.

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  6. horsemanbombadil says:

    Khh and a man jaw pointy enough to open soup cans with (or baby formula)

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  7. horsemanbombadil says:

    15% of gdp is housing

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  8. okrahead says:

    The New York City outbreak became, predictably enough, the U.S. outbreak. The outbreaks in various locales across the country can almost universally be tracked back to New Yorkers fleeing Gotham…

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  9. We have been asked to surrender our civil liberties, shut down our economy, and face famine, all supposedly to stem this outbreak… Yet New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. epidemic, can’t be bothered to take the handle off the pump.

    Rather a lot of things about the handling of this pandemic make no sense at all. All this time in Michigan we’ve been able to buy liquor, go to Walmart, purchase legal weed, and have abortions… but not get our haircut, patronize most small businesses, go to the dentist, or access most non-emergency medical care. What has been deemed safe and what has been deemed dangerous makes no sense at all.

    It’s interesting that Michigan is a highly contested swing state in this election. If I didn’t know better, I would say our governor was purposefully trying to destroy our economy for political reasons. One thinks of how a cat will bring its owner a mouse it has killed and lay it at his feet.

    [A big issue in Michigan vote fraud it would be]

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  10. okrahead says:

    If we’d been able to stop Snake Plisken from getting out none of this would have happened.

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  11. okrahead says:

    Farr’s law has been established medical/science doctrine since circa 1840. Farr’s law provides a model for viral infection and death rates, and to date has provided an accurate prediction of the Xi TB progression over time. Had we used Farr’s law, rather than listened to a lunatic working with a secret computer program no one else is allowed to examine we could have made informed decisions about handling this bug. Panic is what kills in a crisis, and panic is what the clown circus at IMHE are selling.

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  12. horsemanbombadil says:

    Yup

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  13. Sharkly says:

    Just an hour ago I took this picture of my youngest son who just turned 12, sitting in one of the six huge identical windows in my west wall, after a pot-roast supper. The windows are about seven and a half feet tall. The weather was just perfect, the peaceful silent moment was one to be savored. I guess that’s why I enjoy living way out here where I do.

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  14. Sharkly says:

    I can’t resist posting another photo of the sun going down. One of these days I’ll learn how to turn on the flash. LOL

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    In Europe, roughly three groups of countries emerge in terms of fatalities. One group, including the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain, experienced extremely high excess mortality. Another, encompassing Sweden and Switzerland, suffered many more deaths than usual, but significantly less than the first group. Finally, there were countries where deaths remained within a normal range such as Greece and Germany.

    Yet the data show that the relative strictness of a country’s containment measures had little bearing on its membership in any of the three groups above. While Germany had milder restrictions than Italy, it has been much more successful in containing the virus.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-opinion-coronavirus-europe-lockdown-excess-deaths-recession/

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  16. Ame says:

    Beautiful pictures, Sharkly. And very cool you can see his eye lashes.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Time for bed for Liz’ dog

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Insomniac Liz

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  19. h0neyc0mb says:

    “Hey Snake I think we’d make a great team” ..
    ..
    ..
    “The name’s Plissken” ..

    ..Break..

    Kurt giving a retrospective on the character ..

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    “This isn’t to say that no action was needed to cope with this uncharted virus. That’s not the argument any of these researchers are making. What they are saying is that the lockdowns weren’t based on sound science, and that far less intrusive measures would likely have been just as effective, if not more so, without destroying the economy.

    https://issuesinsights.com/2020/05/23/still-more-evidence-that-lockdowns-were-a-massive-waste/

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    The role of the citizen in the Covid dystopia is to applaud the state, not question it. Every Thursday night, on your doorsteps or your balconies, you must clap for the benevolent state and its gracious health service. Big Brother loves you and you must love it back. Vast propaganda billboards remind us of this duty. From Wembley Stadium to motorway hoardings to the front windows of the most respectable citizens’ houses, the same three words loom, like an omnipresent reminder to the masses of the only opinion you’re allowed to hold in Covid Britain: ‘Thank you NHS.’

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/20/the-lockdown-has-done-untold-damage-to-this-country/

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  22. h0neyc0mb says:

    You know how you can tell the Gov Whitless is a “Karen” [sic] ..

    She didn’t her husbands last name.

    [A husband she has?]

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  23. Liz says:

    Just read they’ve announced a plan to shut down all mass transportation in NYC between the hours of 1 to 5 for a deep cleaning/disinfection, every night.
    Looks like they finally caught on.
    Only…three months too late.
    This actually bothers me more than the nursing home fiasco.
    I understand sending patients to nursing homes (nursing homes have to practice isolation precautions anyway, and they’re in lockdown. It’s not optimal, but if the hospitals are overrun I an understand it since in Italy they are turning dying elderly down at the door…or were during the worse time)
    …a lot more than I understand not shutting down and cleaning the mass transportation systems during a pandemic.

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    I am thinking that a Michelle Obama and Gretchen Whitmer Presidential Ticket would be an interesting ride

    [Unclear as to who would wear the pants in the relationship it would be]

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    “The whole thing has just been handled awfully … by everybody in regard to nursing homes,” said Kathleen Cole, a nurse who recently lost her 89-year-old mother who lived at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, New York. “It’s like a slaughterhouse at these places.”

    https://fee.org/articles/how-states-turned-nursing-homes-into-slaughter-houses-by-forcing-them-to-admit-discharged-covid-19-patients/

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  26. Liz says:

    Michelle Obama and Gretchen Whitmer Presidential Ticket would be an interesting ride

    and…Farmboy wins the internetz artful understatement award for the day! 😆

    [Paul McCartney wrote the ideal campaign song he did
    “Ebony and Ivory
    Come together in perfect ambiguity”]

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    The founder of the ‘Clap For Carers’ movement, a weekly event where people in the UK applaud NHS workers, is calling for the spectacle to end

    https://summit.news/2020/05/22/founder-of-clap-for-nhs-movement-wants-it-to-end/

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  28. Liz says:

    I worked in a nursing home. It sucked. It must be unimaginably bad in the time of Xi TB (h/t okrahead). I’ve read that residents can’t have visiting family anymore, and I’m sure all of the group activities have ceased until…who knows when.
    I “discharged” many residents for hospital care at the time.
    After they were treated, they returned to the facility. Keeping residents in the hospitals is very expensive. Nursing homes are still expensive, but far far cheaper than hospitals.
    They are always very understaffed. Right now….I can’t even imagine.

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  29. Oof, I meant asymmetrical. I knew “un” wasn’t really correct when I was typing it, but i was distracted by another story yesterday that I don’t want to bring up.

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  30. Liz says:

    but i was distracted by another story yesterday that I don’t want to bring up.

    And…You’re not going to tell us what it was?!? That’s just cruel. 😆

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  31. I’m not sure if Big Mike is too racist to allow a white bitch on her ticket, or so racist that “she” wouldn’t have another POC because she wants a white bitch to kick around.

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  32. I linked at my site yesterday.

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  33. Check out the clouds in this pic, what do you see? 🦅 https://www.twitter.com/cjtruth/status/1263942952897961987

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  34. horsemanbombadil says:

    Shower thought

    What does CSI and detectives do now with the pandemic.

    I mean Everyone is wearing a Mask and surgical gloves.

    “Can you describe the intruder?”
    “Sorry Sarge, no fingerprints or DNA anywhere”

    Just Sayin.

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  35. I am thinking that a Michelle Obama and Gretchen Whitmer Presidential Ticket would be an interesting ride

    It’s not surprising that a lot of women would vote for this, but what’s really disheartening is realizing how many men would be on board with a Total Mommy Takeover. I blame dietary soy.

    By the by, does Fuzzie still comment here?

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Fuzzie used to comment here. He got into some dustups with some commenters here. He can sometimes be found at RedPillGirl’s or at David Collards.

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  37. Ah, I see. Yes, dust-ups will happen. Doesn’t even seem to matter what the subject is… Some of the worst dust-ups I’ve seen have been on the backyard chicken forums during debates about whether it’s better to use sand or wood shavings in the coop. People will get into vicious battles on that subject. 😂 But I’m glad Fuzzie is OK even if he’s not around here.

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    SSM,

    Is the one daughter still into math?

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  39. Larry G says:

    Well any thinking, rational hunan certainly knows that better to use sand in coops. I mean jeez, only hard line Communisfs or females with Gender Studies degrees are stupid enough to use shavings

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  40. Larry G says:

    Just trying to stir the shitpot

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  41. Larry G says:

    Bloom,
    “Check out the clouds in this pic, what do you see?”

    Hmmmm…The Angel of Death over Pittsburgh? Just a guess….

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    Demand for the human-like silicone gals have shot up so much amid the coronavirus quarantine, suppliers are struggling to keep up production

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/22/sex-doll-shops-cant-keep-up-with-demand-during-coronavirus/

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  43. Farm Boy says:

    SSM grew up in the same general area as Governor Whitmer. We won’t hold that against SSM

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  44. Farm Boy says:

    So Whitmer has extended the lockdown two more weeks. She is on the side of science, and the other side is a bunch of redneck Nazis. Yet she never really explains the science behind her policy decisions. Probably if any science was explained to her, it would go in one ear and out the other.

    Yet, these policy decisions are all due to “science”

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  45. Larry G says:

    As usual I find myself in the wrong business…..

    Demand for the human-like silicone gals have shot up so much amid the coronavirus quarantine, suppliers are struggling to keep up production

    No nagging, coughing, cooking or conversation skills but comes with a faux face mask

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    Any authoritah type making decisions related to the Chinese Virus should be required to explain in detail the reasoning behind it. It won’t happen, because many people deliberately don’t want to know the reasoning.

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    Imagine that?

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  48. No men are voting for that shit.

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  49. Well any thinking, rational hunan certainly knows that better to use sand in coops

    Behold the nice soft dry superior-to-sand shavings on the floor of my coop 😁 :

    But actually, I never participated in the sand versus wood shavings debate. I think it really depends on where you live and how the weather is, what kinds of parasites are prevalent, how many birds you have, what your coop is made from etc. etc.

    We do use sand in the droppings tray under their sleeping roost, though. I scoop the sandy droppings into a large black compost canister. Once composted, it’s great to add to the garden in the fall so it’s ready for spring.

    This is probably more than anyone wanted to know about my chickens’ poop. 😂

    SSM grew up in the same general area as Governor Whitmer.

    I didn’t realize she was from West Michigan. She gives off an Oakland County kind of vibe for sure. 😉

    Is the one daughter still into math?

    She completed one year of university, where she met her husband. They recently moved to Houston because he got a decent job offer. She spends her days pool side with her laptop, working her way through basic college pre-reqs online. Not a bad life for a 19-year-old!

    Hope all’s been well with you. Still farming?

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    .Still farming?

    Not precisely. I grew up on a farm, but don’t do that so much any more.

    Whitmer is a graduate of Forest Hills Central High School near Grand Rapids

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  51. Larry G says:

    LOL!
    “But actually, I never participated in the sand versus wood shavings debate. I think it really depends on where you live and how the weather is, what kinds of parasites are prevalent, how many birds you have, what your coop is made from etc. etc.”

    When it comes to chickens I have only two pressing questions…Bar-B-Que or Original? And 8 or 12 piece bucket? I had to raise them when I was a kid, and learned to loath the little bastards…

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    “Well, I think Betsy DeVos has been a disastrous Secretary of Education and she has intended since the minute she had that position to roll back protections for students on campus and to roll back Title IX protections. She has undermined the ability for anyone to get fair justice or a fair review on any college campus and I think it’s a big mistake. Um, so I look forward to when Betsy DeVos is no longer our Ed. Secretary,” Gillibrand said.

    More to unpack.

    First, DeVos didn’t enter the position wanting to “roll back protections.” She learned of the due process problems after she was confirmed and was so moved by the issue that she decided to act. She listened to accusers and accused students and determined the current policies on campus are inadequate. Gillibrand and her ilk claim that these policies “roll back protections” but they don’t. They add constitutional protections for accused students that were missing in the ”believe women” movement adopted by college campuses. Giving accused students the ability to see the evidence against them and cross-examine their accuser and witnesses – basic tenants of the American justice system – does not “roll back protections” for accusers.

    It is Gillibrand who “undermined the ability for anyone to get fair justice or a fair review” in these cases. She nurtured a culture where women were told to believe that non-criminal activity amounted to sexual assault and to see themselves as victims.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/kirsten-gillibrand-asked-about-biden-allegations-trashes-education-department-and-due-process

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  53. Whitmer is a graduate of Forest Hills Central High School near Grand Rapids

    Oh yeah, I can see that. Not sure what it’s like now, but I grew up in Caledonia, which was all dairy farms when I lived there 35 years ago. Forest Hills was a wealthy and kind of snooty area. One day in high school my girlfriends and I went to a movie and had some of our Caledonia gear on and some boys in Forest Hills varsity jackets started singing the theme from “Green Acres“ when we sat down in our seats. 😠

    I dated a Forest Hills guy my senior year of high school. His mother didn’t know what to make of a country girl. She was asking me about our chickens and acting like it was the most exotic thing in the world, so as a joke I told her they lived in the house with us. And she actually believed it! I thought that was hilarious but my boyfriend wasn’t terribly amused. Anyway.

    I thought you were still growing corn or some thing on your parents’ old farm? But seems like not.

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Apparently Whitmer was “rebellious” as a High Schooler. Just guessing, but she has the vibe of being a high schooler “rebel without a cause”. My ex was like that. Stuff was good, but she was a rebel anyway. Just couldn’t articulate it at the time. Of course, as they get older, various SJW types tell them what they should be rebellious about

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  55. h0neyc0mb says:

    And she still didn’t take her husbands last name.

    [Add this I will]

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    When Trump called her “Half Whitmer”, it instantly rung true with me. She had the vibe. The vibe of a person who is not particularly bright, but grabs onto the ideas of the self-styled smart set.

    “If these smart people believe this, then that is for me. It is amazing how these other people won’t believe what the smart people believe”

    That is probably as deep as it gets

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    SSM,

    I have a niece who is a University Math Prof. Let me suggest that there is a big advantage to being a lady. Though she is a hard worker.

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    Everybody should read this article

    DW: Can you talk about some of those specific actions that are being taken in certain states to what you call “strip away the securities”? (5:16)

    ENGELBRECHT: Absolutely, and in fact we’ve gone so far as to start an initiative where we are suing states that are taking such extreme measures to force this new process, if you will.

    To give you some examples, in Virginia, the governor there – which True the Vote is suing the governor of Virginia for this very reason – in order to enact mail-in voting across the state instantly, the governor declared everybody in Virginia to be disabled, which would then meet the standard for their purposes to usher in full mail-in. Along with that, he removed the security provisions of signature comparison, and removed some of the standards around postmarks.

    Again, those are the threadbare ways to affirm the accuracy, the integrity of a ballot – and they are being taken away in Virginia.

    In Nevada, another place where we’re suing, the secretary of state there, by administrative fiat, announced that the whole state was going to be mail-in, and same thing, she removed the signature provisions. Then you saw another lawsuit being filed by the Democratic Party in Clark County that was settled in a friendly mystery agreement that we still haven’t been able to lay eyes on. A bizarre situation.

    But one of the outcomes, according to Marc Elias’ tweets anyway, was that Clark County had agreed to hire vote harvesters. Even though vote harvesting is illegal in the state of Nevada, Clark County is now putting them on their payroll. So, there’s a lot of moving parts and pieces to this, [that] I believe points to a much broader narrative that is not about providing a safe and secure environment during a health crisis by way of mail-ins. I think it’s about exploiting the weaknesses of a process, and manipulating those weaknesses to advantage, and it’s happening with breathtaking speed.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/true-the-vote-founder-talks-fraud-and-frighteningly-lax-security-amid-the-push-for-mail-in-voting

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.

    “The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/california-doctors-say-theyve-seen-more-deaths-from-suicide-than-coronavirus-since-lockdowns

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  60. theshadowedknight says:

    People in Michigan, California, New York, etc voted for these people, so they deserve everything they get. They put their vote in their mouth and pulled the trigger, and now are surprised. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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  61. Ame says:

    LOL, Larry! 🙂

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  62. People in Michigan, California, New York, etc voted for these people, so they deserve everything they get.

    Look at a map of the Michigan gubernatorial election results by county. Does anything suggest itself to you?

    It’s Detroit plus the university towns.

    The people who voted for Whitmer are not facing any dire consequences at the moment. If you’re on welfare or are a university professor, your cash is still flowing.

    The small businesses in the small towns that make up most of the geographic area of Michigan… that’s where you’ll find the people who are suffering and lo and behold, those are the same people that did not vote for Whitmer. Perverse to say they’re getting what they deserve.

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    It is almost as if these people hate small businesses and the people who own them

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  64. Ame says:

    when Aspie-Girl was diagnosed with autism in 5th grade, the diagnostician said that her recall memory is sporadic. that has definitely proven true … you never know what she’ll remember from what time in her life … makes life fun and interesting. (also frustrating when she can’t recall quickly what she did two hours ago, but, alas … tis still interesting 🙂 ).

    so today my 20 year old girl remembered that in 7th grade they had police officers come in to talk to them about drugs and alcohol. as this topic was continuously exhausted at home, she was pretty nonchalant about it and not paying a whole lot of attention. apparently one of the police officers asked her about it, and she replied, “I’m not gonna do that stuff because I’m too scared of my Mom!” so of course he asked why, and she told him. she said he just stared at her for a long time, then said, “Yep, that’d work.” then he paused and said, “Glad she wasn’t my Mom!” LOL

    so … for those who haven’t read it before or don’t remember … i never told my daughters they could *not* do anything, especially the big things like drugs, alcohol, sex, wild parties, etc. i told them i wouldn’t be there to tell them no, and they would have to decide what they were going to do. but if they wanted to, or chose to for any reason, by all means, go ahead. however, just know … if i ever get a phone call that you’ve been hauled in, i’ll let you spend the night in juvie (then told them what that would be like.) if i caught them drinking or doing drugs, i’d call the police on them first. let them spend a night in juvie. get a good night’s sleep – after i cleaned out their room, removed all their furniture, things, clothes, leaving a pillow, a blanket, and 3 changes of clothes. they’d lose their phones and internet and friends and life. but, by all means, go ahead if that’s what you want. first offense. no second chances.

    thankfully they believed me enough to never try it. they tell me now that that was the best prevention ever. i didn’t draw a lot of firm lines in the sand, but those i drew, i kept; they were firm. and my girls knew that. and they knew this one was a firm line.

    they’ve thanked me for that approach, especially Aspie-Girl, whose personality is to automatically do whatever she’s adamantly told she can’t (unless she determines a good reason otherwise).

    anyway … i got a giggle out of that story she remembered today.

    i’m very thankful my approach worked.

    and i’m equally thankful they never forced my hand. i’d’ve had to do it, but i’d’ve hated every moment of it.

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  65. Ame says:

    thanks for sharing that map, SST. how frustrating it must be for you to live in a state like that 😦

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  66. Farm Boy says:

    Programming note- Sunshine Thiry in a previous life as a blogger went by the name of Sunshine Mary (aka SSM)

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    I am sure that small business are viewed as collateral damage. It probably helps that those in pier mostly don’t like the owners.

    Contrast this with big business, who use the Democrats to strengthen their position through operating in a symbiotic incestious manner with the democratic politicians

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    Liz and her younger son from many years ago

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    Gratuitous images

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  70. Farm Boy says:

    But I still cannot fathom the mental disconnect from reality that induced Cuomo — not Fredo, who despises the CNN employer who pays him millions to attack the president daily, but the more dignified one who told our nation that America never was all that great anyway — to order New York nursing homes, which were medically and structurally unprepared for the challenge, to admit coronavirus sufferers into their facilities. Under the governor’s orders, they were coerced to comply, and somewhere along the lines of 10,000 seniors died as a result.

    Cuomo’s own government admits to nearly 6,000 of the killings attributable to his order. The data are so shocking and indefensible that he understandably now plays three-card monte and does not count among his nursing-home killings any senior who contracted COVID-19 in a skilled nursing facility and thereafter was removed to die in a hospital. No question that the honest tally is closer to 10,000 Cuomo killings. Quaere whether the Federal Sentencing Guidelines distinguish much between killing 5,000 or 10,000 people.

    https://spectator.org/where-is-cuomos-apology-for-killing-10000-people-covid-19-nursing-homes/

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    I am sure that there is a good reason for this policy

    The father of the 20-year-old man who allegedly beat an elderly man in a Michigan nursing home last week, which went viral this week after video of the alleged incident was viewed millions of times on social media, says that his son was not supposed to be at the nursing home, but was taken there because he tested positive for the coronavirus. Police are now also reportedly investigating whether the suspect beat an elderly woman.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-disturbing-details-emerge-in-case-of-elderly-man-who-was-beaten-at-michigan-nursing-home

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    It does seem that being white is a problem these days. The more white that is present, the worse it is

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  73. theshadowedknight says:

    It sucks that the sane people are getting dragged along by the lunatics, but thems the breaks. They might not deserve it on a moral level, but if they live near crazy, they get to take what crazy dishes out. The rest of the state will surely deserve what happens when the most productive class gets wiped out by this.

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  74. Adam says:

    Fuzzie used to comment here. He got into some dustups with some commenters here. He can sometimes be found at RedPillGirl’s or at David Collards.

    One guy that’s disappeared off the face off the earth is Earl. Whatever happened to him? One minute he’s writing 1000 comments a day, and then crickets.

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    Earl decided that he was going to concentrate on religious matters

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  76. Cheque d'Out says:

    Wuhan virus lab was signed off by EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier in 2004 – despite French intelligence warnings that China’s poor bio-security reputation could lead to a catastrophic leak
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351113/Wuhan-virus-lab-signed-Michel-Barnier-2004-despite-French-intelligence-warnings.html

    The EU’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit. Currently crying because we’re currently telling them to stick their laws up their jacksies

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Not something you see every day

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  78. Larry G says:

    mornin’ y’all. just drug my butt otta bed….coffee, must have coffee

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  79. Cheque d'Out says:

    That which surrounds The Grand Patriarch

    Happy to say that the weather is currently better than this.

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  80. Cheque d'Out says:

    I regret that the guy appears to be a serial Tribble-fiddler. Sick, sick man.

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  81. Cheque d'Out says:

    And for those with an Irish heritage

    Ireland has a rich and fascinating ancient history; from the great megalithic structures of the Neolithic, like Newgrange, to the spectacular gold jewellery of the Indo-European Bell Beaker folk, the weapon hoards of the Irish Bronze Age, the enigmatic La Tene Celtic art of the Iron Age and the intricate knot-work of the Hiberno-Norse in the Irish Viking age. I look at all of these in this brief account of the history of Ireland, and then I discover a gothic castle called Knockdrinn, in which my ancestors lived, and which local people believe to be haunted. Finally, I read some spooky accounts of the ghostly creatures of the castle taken from the folklore collection at University College Dublin.

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  82. Cheque d'Out says:

    Talks about Angles, Saxons, Frieslanders etc. It’s talking about the Colonials as well as the English. And the Celts weren’t that far separated from the Angles and Saxons.

    Apparently the Romans left no genetic legacy in Britain(!)

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  83. Liz says:

    I am sure that there is a good reason for this policy

    He was at a “skilled nursing facility”.
    A Skilled Nursing Facility provides skilled nursing care and/or rehabilitation services to help injured, sick, or disabled individuals to get back on their feet.

    Sometimes nursing homes are also skilled nursing facilities.
    For example, the place I worked had a rehabilitation wing (that’s where I worked, primarily, but it was attached to the “regular” nursing home wing and I was often the only RN on duty with 30 or more patients). Inappropriate patients aren’t unusual at such facilities. I had some residents with mental issues (though none as bad as this case).

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  84. Larry G says:

    For your ongoing entertainment may I present the Governor of Michigan.. Gretchen Whitmer!

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  85. Larry G says:

    as you can plainly see I am in the process of becoming properly caffeinated…just a few more hits…..

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  86. Liz says:

    Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.

    Mike just got back from California. When he was in Austin, sitting at a bar, he was in a good mood. He spent the next night in California and was depressed. That’s just one day, in a California hotel. The environment is awful out there.
    He met up with a friend he has kept in touch with (he dated her in high school when she was “nutter fun”, now she is just a nutter). She is the one with “health issues”. She basically just smokes pot all day now, unemployment is very generous in California (she worked as a nurse).
    She voted for the governor, being a liberal, and says now she will never vote again, because “they’re all fascists!” She hates the all mask all the time policies. Hopefully others will take this approach also.

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  87. Liz says:

    I am in the process of becoming properly caffeinated…just a few more hits…..

    I’m with ya, Larry. 😆

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  88. Larry G says:

    Covid Karens are multiplying…we are doomed. Doomed, I say!

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  89. Liz says:

    Met our neighbor’s son yesterday when I was out for a walk with her and another neighbor.
    He’s a professional runner.
    Learned to run at 11000 feet (they had a cabin up there when he was in high school.
    He started where we started (we walk 3 miles, 1.5 up and then down).
    When I got back down to the house, he was running up. He’s circled the mountain (think that is about six miles).
    I cannot exactly convey how hard a run this would be (we are at 9500 feet, the average incline for the small portion I run is 6 degrees but it’d probably a 200 or 300 foot incline, I’m guessing 1000 feet down to the base).

    I did the “hail” sign with my arms up and down as he passed.
    He said, “that wasn’t easy” (but he was able to speak, not winded at all).
    Think he could leave a Kenyan in the dust.

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  90. h0neyc0mb says:

    Very good question Adam.

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  91. Larry G says:

    aaaand today I’m a happy camper ’cause I got my new order of 300 shotgun slugs yesterday! Must put my ammo in storage while imbibing in the rest of the coffee dregs..

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  92. Liz says:

    the average incline for the small portion I run is 6 degrees but it’d probably a 200 or 300 foot incline

    For clarity, I meant to the top of the mountain…not the small portion I run.

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  93. h0neyc0mb says:

    Maybe he found a right fine lady .. and is happily moving forward with a married life ..

    And maybe he should check-in to let us know he’s okay!

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  94. Adam says:

    He’s a professional runner.

    Hardly the stuff dreams are made of.

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  95. Farm Boy says:

    Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday.

    Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.

    It is too early to say conclusively which individuals or groups are behind the bot accounts, but researchers said the tweets appeared aimed at sowing division in America.

    “We do know that it looks like it’s a propaganda machine, and it definitely matches the Russian and Chinese playbooks

    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/20/859814085/researchers-nearly-half-of-accounts-tweeting-about-coronavirus-are-likely-bots

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  96. Farm Boy says:

    The coronavirus pandemic in the United States could be over as early as mid-November, new modeling has shown

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8350935/US-coronavirus-pandemic-early-November-predictive-model-shows.html

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  97. Farm Boy says:

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) said the Las Vegas Strip could tentatively reopen on June 4, a potentially major economic boost to the city amid shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/499266-las-vegas-strip-tentatively-set-to-reopen-june-4

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    Three large Southern states that moved aggressively to reopen amid the coronavirus crisis have seen new cases and deaths largely hold steady since then

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/22/no-coronavirus-catastrophes-after-three-southern-states-re-open/

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  99. Farm Boy says:

    Izu Shaboten Zoo in Shizuoka has filled its café with huge stuffed capybaras – giant rodents that are native to South America.

    The cute toys are sitting around the café’s tables, meaning patrons are forced to sit further apart from one another

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/japan-cafe-social-distancing-stuffed-capybaras-a9527801.html

    [Use “Yodas” they should]

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    A top vaccine scientist in Australia told The Daily Mail in an interview that no one can rule the possibility that the coronavirus leaked out of a lab in China due to various scientific factors that, according to him, are “not typical of normal” animal to human infections

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/top-vaccine-scientist-on-coronavirus-no-one-can-say-a-laboratory-leak-is-not-a-possibility

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  101. Liz says:

    Hardly the stuff dreams are made of.

    Heh. He gets free shoes.
    Probably does it for the shoes. 😆

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  102. Farm Boy says:

    Left-wing columnist Katha Pollitt has penned an article for The Nation in which she states she would vote for Joe Biden even “if he boiled babies and ate them.”

    https://summit.news/2020/05/21/left-wing-columnist-i-would-vote-for-joe-biden-if-he-boiled-babies-and-ate-them/

    [Well yes, the party of infantcide they are]

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  103. Liz says:

    The cute toys are sitting around the café’s tables, meaning patrons are forced to sit further apart from one another

    This idea is so much better than those creepy dolls mannequins.

    [If big boobs the mannequins had,
    OK I would be]

    I don’t think I could eat in a place with bunch of mannequins.
    But this is cute!

    [Tarn really liked capybaras she did]

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  104. Liz says:

    Just got about five shoe advertisements after my comment above.
    They’re always watching.

    [Cats need shoes not.
    This how we know Imelda Marcos not a cat she was]

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  105. h0neyc0mb says:

    They gotz to knowz .. they gonna get shut-down for a rodent in-fest-stay-shun .. heh

    Funnier would be to take one home with ya’ .. 😂

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  106. h0neyc0mb says:

    HEH .. you had that one comin’ Liz .. (re: ads).

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  107. h0neyc0mb says:

    But this is cute!

    That’s not what I was thinkin’!

    But .. I’m a guy .. so .. where’s my fishin’ rod .. heh.

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  108. Farm Boy says:

    So again, the genius of Leninism was in building a ruling class from scratch and making it cohesive by explicitly choosing people from low-status groups, ensuring they would be loyal to the party given they had much to lose. . . .

    If you live in a free society, and your status is determined by your natural performance; then it follows that to build a cohesive Leninist ruling class you need to recruit those who have natural low-status. . . .

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2020/05/23/friday-hawt-chicks-links-the-universities-are-for-losers-edition/

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  109. Farm Boy says:

    Silicon Valley giants are allowing staff to work remote permanently. Will their workers flood into red states?

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/23/facebook-twitter-employees-work-remotely-leave-california/

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  110. b g says:

    Hey Liz,

    Did your boys find any gold?

    [Yes they did,
    But leprechauns stole it they did.
    Trust green men one can not]

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  111. Larry G says:

    Sleepy Joe Biden trying to decide which cunt will be his running mate…

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  112. Cheque d'Out says:

    The MSM reckons that it has a chance to get rid of BloJo’s spine. Dominic Cummings. The media storm is ridiculous

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  113. “Mom” jeans, because you just don’t care anymore. Also, mostly short hair, because, you hate your husband.

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  114. “The coronavirus pandemic in the United States could be over as early as mid-November, new modeling has shown”

    Or it could already be over and they just refuse to let people out of their cells.

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  115. Liz says:

    Did your boys find any gold?

    I don’t think so. Unless they are hiding it.
    (funny about the leprechauns, Yoda) 😆

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  116. Liz says:

    They had a post on next-door dot com about fire on our mountain.
    “There’s a house with a lot of smoke!” the post said. I only noticed this yesterday (it was posted the day before)
    That…did happen to be the day we were grilling burgers (charcoal grill).
    It…was roughly the location of our home.
    Someone said they had a fire pit going
    (and was chastised, although this is legal and a permanent fire pit)
    They called the fire department and it was a home near ours.
    Glad it wasn’t us.
    Thought it would be safe to grill now after all that snow. I mean, it isn’t that dry.
    Anyway, we had a light snowfall this morning.

    For a while every night at eight there was a collaborated neighborhood howl. Folks would go outside and howl loudly in “solidarity” (or something).
    Isn’t it cool how nature is returning?
    Dolphins swimming in Venice,
    Humans howling in the forest…..

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  117. Ame says:

    a neighborhood howl … wow … that … well, i don’t even know what to say about that!

    glad your burgers on the fire didn’t get rescued by first responders! lol!

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  118. Farm Boy says:

    By late March, more people had died in just one Tennessee county from suicide than had died in the entire state directly from the virus. Data out of Arizona show a similar trend.

    I’m thinking that you know many people who have privately admitted to you that they have variously entered into a dark place during these times. Unemployment and having your bank account drained can do that.

    https://www.aier.org/article/lockdown-suicide-data-reveal-predictable-tragedy/

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  119. Cheque d'Out says:

    Image from Blackadder II. My favourite series.

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  120. Cheque d'Out says:

    It’s the anniversary of the sinking of The Mighty Hood.

    We nailed this fecker a few days later

    Excellent film. The whole thing, though at sad resolution

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  121. JPF says:

    @Sunshine Thiry

    She completed one year of university, where she met her husband. … 19-year-old!

    So she married at 19 or younger. It is wonderful that she chose to commit to a man and to invest her youth in her marriage. Hope they do well.

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  122. Ame says:

    never heard or seen anything like this before … not that i’m into fishing or anything anyway 😉

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  123. Farm Boy says:

    Kamala Harris Introduces Senate Resolution Calling ‘Chinese Virus’ Hate Speech

    “The resolution — with co-sponsors including Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — says public officials should denounce such rhetoric in any form.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/kamala-harris-introduces-senate-resolution-calling-chinese-virus-hate-speech/

    [“Chinese Virus From Wuhan, China” I said.
    Come to Degoba and get me they can]

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  124. Farm Boy says:

    For a period of time, which I’ll guess might have lasted a couple years, he carried an entirely reasonable expectation of his church to enforce a hedge of discipline around his marriage. But instead of a strong response of solidarity, he only received a flurry of fake grins and guffaws, which served to smooth over their unresponsive laziness. When Sharkly demanded certain leaders of said church to be obedient to the scriptures by enforcing church discipline, one guy lost his temper, and the other leaders started to avoid him.

    Sharkly found that not only did he have to fight against his wayward wife’s selfishness, but he also had to fight against the listless spiritual recalcitrance of his church.

    https://sigmaframe.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/countersink/

    [Wonder what is wrong with these church people I do]

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  125. Sumo says:

    Hey, I found some footage of our friend Kentucky Headhunter!

    How much do you get paid to wear that T-Rex costume?

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  126. Farm Boy says:

    The Department of Education has discovered at least $6 billion in unreported donations to American universities from adversarial foreign nations

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/u-s-colleges-have-accepted-6-billion-in-undisclosed-donations-from-foreign-governments-doe-probe-finds/

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  127. Farm Boy says:

    But one of the first names on the paper’s earlier editions of the front page, Jordan Driver Haynes, 27, didn’t actually die from the virus. He was murdered, according to local reports

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/24/new-york-times-fills-front-page-with-1000-names-of-coronavirus-dead-n423699

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  128. Farm Boy says:

    I am thinking that the goal should not be so much about helping the states, but helping the people

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  129. h0neyc0mb says:

    KHH wouldn’t be holdin’ no sissy shield ..

    No SIREE BOB .. he’d be sling DE like a “Bauce” (aka Boss .. but with a Rick Flare like in-thew-sneezy-ass-um)!

    And he wouldn’t laugh like a sissy after ever freakin’ shot!

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  130. Sumo says:

    No dude, KHH was the one in the T-rex suit….

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  131. h0neyc0mb says:

    Dear Mr Gov. Knew-Nothing (Newsom).

    With great regret we can’t except your offer and extend a stop sign on exporting your staye agents / pro-voc-oh-tores to our states ..

    Please in-queer with Mexico about funding your foreign invasion of ILLEGAL MEXICANS to your not so great state of Commie-Fornication ..

    Respectfully .. EVERY FOOKIN REAL AMERICAN LEFT IN AMERICA!

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  132. h0neyc0mb says:

    except .. is accept

    staye .. is state

    Seems Inmay need to put the Scotch down .. naw!

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  133. h0neyc0mb says:

    Oh .. well then carry-on with that 50 Cal KHH.

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  134. Farm Boy says:

    Meet the W.H.O.’s Goodwill Ambassadors:
    🇨🇳 Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, and Major General in the People’s Liberation Army

    🇨🇳 James Chau, propagandist for Chinese state TV

    — Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) May 20, 2020

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  135. Farm Boy says:

    “The Biden side is banking on a relapse — a new, big spike in deaths. They’ll have to guard against letting their macabre enthusiasm show. If they don’t get that horrible wish, then they’re hoping people will want to maintain an inert holding pattern and accept delaying the economic comeback. Trump is planning to emphasize his contrast with that depressing position.”

    https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/05/trumps-advisers-relish-contrast-between.html

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  136. Farm Boy says:

    A Nobel Prize winning scientist, who correctly predicted in the early days of the pandemic that the initial models were overestimating how bad the outbreak would be, said over the weekend that he believes that the lockdown may end up costing more lives than it saved, and that the economic devastation from the lockdown will outweigh the lives that were lost

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/nobel-laureate-scientist-lockdown-may-have-cost-more-lives-than-it-saved-damage-far-worse-than-positives

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  137. Farm Boy says:

    “This is insanity, and at some point we are going to look back in shame as we consider it. Politicians will always seize the maximum amount of power, they can. That’s why they went into politics in the first place. The question for us is: ‘Why are the rest of us allowing this to happen?’ —Tucker Carlson

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  138. Larry G says:

    First skydiving lesson…

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  139. Cheque d'Out says:

    The MSM scents blood. It thinks that they can force BloJo’s major advisor to go

    The fat cunt interviewer playing it straight? Don’t make me laugh. The entire MSM (aside from the interviewee) is out to get the key guy in delivering Brexit and BloJo’s GE win, sacked.

    There’s going to be a press conference in 10 minutes by said advisor, Dominic Cummings. If he goes then BloJo will be next and then Brexit is off. I’m not kidding, Cummings is that important.

    Twenty toree MPs have backed calls for him to go. If brexit doesn’t happen then the next GE will be an absolute bloodbath for their party. They have more invested in staying in the EU than in their own political careers in the UK.

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  140. Cheque d'Out says:

    Here’s Dominic returning home

    If he went postal and I was on the jury, I’d let him off with a warning. Probably about policing his brass – public littering.

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  141. Cheque d'Out says:

    Could be utterly entertaining (Cummings hates the MSM with a passion) or the end of a country

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  142. Cheque d'Out says:

    Won’t be able to watch it till tomorrow, but might be interesting to some…?

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  143. Cheque d'Out says:

    So…how did it go? Well…#ScumMedia is trending on twatter

    Cummings gave a flat, unapologetic, detailed explanation of events. And the MSM proceeded to make themselves look like the cunts that they are.

    The best result possible with an MSM that is out of control with bias and hatred.

    A later session with BloJo had BloJo playing softball. Sadly he appears to have lost them.

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  144. Cheque d'Out says:

    So…how is Penis Moron doing, you ask

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  145. Cheque d'Out says:

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  146. […] H/T: horsemanbombadil @ Spawny’s […]

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