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Oh yes AP; Shitler’s hush money frauding and Hunter’s offenses are EXACTLY EQUIVALENT in terms of both severity and importance to the voting public.

Fucking assholes.

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Hey, if former President Trump's allies don't like him being called "Mr. Trump," how would they feel if he were referred to as "the prisoner?" Because if they keep ranting about the witnesses at his direction, that is what they will get.

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so, Jello wrestling off the table?

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"CNN said its debate in June would be held in its Atlanta studios... and that the event would be held without an audience."

OK

THAT is a smart smart turn....Trump feeds off his filthy acolytes, he'll be completely t sea without them as a sounding board...Kinda like how he is in court...IOW, bullies run in packs and w/o his pack...well

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Looking forward to when CNN brings in a huge crowd of methed out magas to attend live because they realize it’ll get better ratings.

Our right wing media empire overlords hate Biden

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right???!!

I can SO see that happening

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"Instead, the Biden campaign asked media organizations to organize the debates"

The same MSM that's been trashing Biden and carrying water for their fascist donor class?

This will NOT go well...The bothsiderism is going to be SPECTACULAR. The BEST that can be expected is that it doesn't move the needle one tiny bit. This can ONLY hurt democrats

But i we must, I would insist on Medhi Hasan or bust...Oh wait, MSNBC fired him (fuck MSNBC)

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Fuck Mehdi Hasan.

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que? what did I miss?

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EARLY TAYBS!? WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?

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I met my coworker's cats yesterday. Well, virtually. She has three and they are very cute. Two tabbies and a kinda calico. She has trained them to stand up and give high fives for treats.

It made my day really. I'm a massive sucker for cats.

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One of my basic tenets for Zoom meetings is that they must include a healthy amount of cat butt. I have none, but everyone else's kittehs never seem to fail me.

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I got my cats to sit for treats.

Mei now just sits automatically whenever I grab the bag XD I feel she is cheating

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Or is very, very smart. Tipper (The Cat Who Thinks He's A Dog) is actually very smart and has trained me well. I've been up all night and around 2:30am I had done something, I don't know, to piss him off and elicit a hiss and a nip. So as a Dog person with a Cat, He Showed Me.

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Is it possible to see one's own history of comments on this Substack thing?

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The closest is to go to activity, replies and mentions because that'll show you when people reply to you.

Substack is kinda shite.

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Kinda??????

Substack does not give much desire to comment here.

Substack also does not give me much desire to post pictures or memes either. Having to post those things through links is so, ummm, ummm WEAK, SAD, & LOW ENERGY.

:(

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My top three things what done do piss me off about substack:

1) Block doesn't work

2) Text formatting like italics or bold - c'mon, engineers, that's a solved fucking problem

3) No inline images

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Really? Whoever could you possibly wish to block? This is an incredibly civilized site.

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2) THIS!

It seems that they don't want to.

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EGGGG-ZACTLY THIS!!!

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I would really like all those. Though if I could only have one, it would be that block feature.

Not for me, never used it except on the sealion, and that was after a looonggg time of hoping. But man, some of my friends would be happier

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Hahaha I'd not thought about Sealion Sam for a while! He'd be in here praising St Enlo of Musk for scamming 56 billion out of Tesla in a hot second.

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He'S a mIsuNdErStOoD gEnIuS!

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oh idk. It's pretty stable at least.

Just not really a platform for what we use it for, which is of course, to comment back and forth to each other in the longest running conversation in the world

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It's really not designed for how we use it, that's for damn sure. I bet the engineers are all "the fuck are these wonkette fuckers doing now?"

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I get a notification that someone has replied to me, saying "ok"

I am curious what this was a response to. I only get the "ok" comment and the option to View thread: which brings up the entirety of all comments on this article.

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Mooooommemmmm, they're chatting again! That is what chat is for! Y 4 they keep doing that????

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"They reply ... TO EACH OTHER! It's not FOR THAT!"

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If they did not want us to reply to each other, they should not have given us a reply button

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I've not been able to find a way.

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Do not think so. No comment history to be had, only notes and maybe chat? Not sure about chat. And actual posts in your own substack of course

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That's what I thought.

GRRRRRRRR

It.was.easily doable on Disqus.

Repeat: GRRRRRRR

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yeah, but Disqus a: crashed every five minutes and b: cost Wonkette lots of monies

I know it is a bit of a sad losing a couple features, but if it keeps Wonkette going? I guess I can live without em.

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Hmmm,

IIRC there are ~ 4800 paid subscribers.

So if the subscriber average is $10 per month; then 10 X 12 X 4800 = $576,000.

Also IIRC the Disqus annual bill of ~ $45,000.

SEEMS like after subtracting the Disqus fee that there is still enough to pay the writers and make a decent personal wage.

Am I missing something here.

PS: Have to take a screeshot to accurately remember what I said. Without that there is no way on Substack for me to check to see if I wrote something stupid or not. AND if I can't do that it is not possible to apologize to anybody if necessary.

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I got lucky.

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There’s an information theory developed starting word that someone worked out that increases the probability of solving in 3 to 4 tries. It’s based on the 12,000+ 5-letter words and letter probability.

Personally, I always start with either poise or pause.

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I work the Antiwordle first (you try to go as many guesses as possible WITHOUT hitting the word: 6 or less is a defeat) and use the answer as my start word on Wordle.

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Hmmm...... Dr Who was first aired in the United States in 1972. By then that was the THIRD DOCTOR - Jon Pertwee (and a personal favourite). In my country it had been broadcast since 1965. I was lucky as it was a standard for the ABC and shown in the evenings - 6pm - which meant it was well after schooltime. As noted, even my attention span gave out by about the 7th Doctor as it has reached the limits of what you could do with aluminium foil and paper-mache costumes. I did like the original Master too, very wicked indeed.

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I thought they started about 1979 and it was 4th Doctor (Tom Baker)? It was on PBS.

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It was broadcast in Britain, not the US. It has always been a British thing. Which is why places like NZ turn up 'lost' copies of episodes that were sent out on videotape decades before.

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Blakes 7 was better.

Sorry, gave up on the doctor around Colin Baker (who was apparently number 6, though McGoohan would have been better).

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I only really watched Tom Longscarf.

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𝗨𝗦 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗳𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗮𝘇𝗮

The US military has finished installing a floating pier for the Gaza Strip.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/may/16/israel-gaza-war-rafah-middle-east-floating-pier-aid-hamas-latest

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I'm worried that they are going to "Accidentally" catch a bomb.

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So, poison ivy and me, we're not friends. Last saturday I thought I had some bug bites. By tuesday it was breaking out all over and today I got it all over my face which is a great place for it.

Mind, I have had multiple showers and changed my sheets and pillowcases and laundered all the things so pretty sure I am not regifting myself, but instead, that it crops up later in some places as it settles in.

Calamine lotion, btw, is a gift of the gods, fuck that ambrosia shit

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i'm so sorry. mr fuf tangled with a patch a couple years back. he spent the summer with the grossest arm and shin blisters. really really painful.

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Just reading this makes me itch.

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Me too, had it every summer of my youth.

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Poison ivy is Teh Debbil. I'm glad an over the counter product helps you.

Because I need prednisone to even affect it, and prednisone has Bad side effects. So it's easier to know that evil fucking plant.

Local park is full of it, there's a usual path I take that I now consider closed.

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Oh no, I need pred also XD I just happen to have some on hand from last time.

I used to get the shot but they do not give that anymore and that is a crying shame, because it worked sooooo fast.

But the pills work, eventually.

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They make me crazy, no bueno.

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𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝗧𝗶𝗽: 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁𝘀

https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/world/article/one-tech-tip-protecting-your-car-from-the-19461182.php (AP via local news)

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Funny how we're pretending getting this equipment and then using it properly is any less effort than getting the tools used to break into cars manually.

Keyless entry isn't what led to the Kia thefts, it was those cars being a bit too easy to get started without the key once you got into them.

And crime reporting continues to make things seem worse than they are, because that's what it's always done.

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Yeah the Kia thefts were also spurred by TikTok having people do the "Kia Challenge"

ffs

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So, back to the club. Everything old is new again.

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"Buy a car with actual locks"?

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About to wind things down for the night, leaving with this cheery thought:

Next week we'll likely get to see Donnie go from "teflon" to "felon."

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https://twitter.com/Ms_LilShadow/status/1790923812487467197

a female student who just graduated from Benedictine college and was in the audience for Harrison Butker's commencement speech shares what it was like to hear his speech

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'Look you pack of bishes.... I am gonna make tens of millions from my career.... If you are lucky one of your daughters gets to be one of my trophy wives when I trade up'

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On the on hand, I'm sorry she had to sit through a commencement speech about how she should give up her career and be a mom. On the other hand, as she says, it's a conservative college, so why is she surprised that the administration and most of the men graduating with her have those views?

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I posted this last night, it'll be way downthread by now. AP's headline states the college "embraced" the speech. Oof.

𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐛𝐲 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭

https://apnews.com/article/catholic-college-conservative-commencement-harrison-butker-a40b881fe41ac489853fb67e58ed20d1

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People should not be shocked, shocked to find tradwife gambling in this Catholic casino.

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Tradwife Gambling. I'm feeling like that should be a song...kinda like Gringo Honeymoon.

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BWAH...I had thought of Haitian Divorce too. Neurodivergent music nerd brain is a crowded, loud room.

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She was not surprised by the views. But by the place of the speech.

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Maybe. But she mentions how much of the crowd was on board for it, and the kind of place it is. Makes me wonder if this what commencement is always like there, it's just a kicker was the most famous asshole they've got to spread this bullshit, so it's never attracted attention outside of the college before.

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Not maybe, she says it right after she says "it's a conservative college, so you gotta expect this shit"

Right before how the crowd, except for the women, were on board

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I missed that line.

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yeah she is all like "But at a commencement speech?"

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I'm trying to figure out why a kicker? It's a college, conservative or not. A speach by a guy that only plays for about an hour a season seems like a weird choice.

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"Famous guy who is part of our tribe" is probably it.

And all they can get is a kicker XD

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Yeah, their tribe sucks and our tribe has Taylor Swift.

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