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I hate Chrome.

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Great commentary, as always.

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Dec 11, 2023·edited Dec 11, 2023

Annualized inflation rate for a 2023 price of $44.40 = 2.47%

Annualized inflation rate for a 2023 price of $72.28 = 4.00%

The first rate is acceptable; the second not so much but of course that rate is calculated on Kennedy's own inflated grocery prices.

HOWEVER, Genius Kennedy refuses to accept that for 14 of the past 32 years, we had Republican presidents. Anyone wanna guess which party's presidents had a lower inflation rate while in power?

The Democrats, of course - although not by much. Dems = 2.47%; GOP = 2.68%

OF COURSE, the Dems average includes the first two years of President Old Handsome Joe and those rates were 4.70% and 8% respectively. Those are owing to COVID-19's effect on the supply chain and, obviously, PAB's mismanagement of said COVID-19 pandemic.

If you take those out, you get Dems = 1.98%.

Someone alert Senator Kennedy.

Source for rates: https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/inflation-rate-cpi

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I was *SO* hoping this article was about JFK, or JFK Jr., or RFK/Jr.

Anyone but THAT Kennedy.

sigh.........

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I still say that the French got the better end of the deal with the Louisiana Purchase, meaning they don't have to own and/or deal with Louisiana most corrupt state in the nation with at least one of the dumbest senators

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Just a thank you to SER for name-dropping one of my favorite egregiously underappreciated movies, MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE.

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“This simple peasant meal of a burger and an $80 glass of whiskey just cost me $85.” Wasn’t that the last one of these Biden inflation stories?

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What does this say about our world?

𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗷𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗶 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67675851?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

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That it still needs a hell of alot of work

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There should be a similar prize awarded by the Eastern world to celebrate imprisoned westerners.

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Nobel is global, not east/west?

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Dunno. Kissinger got the Peace Prize so probably just a western thing.

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They recognize the world, they gave a Peace Prize to a Myanmar woman whose name escapes me right now....

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My little dog, he is just the best little dog. Never have gotten him house trained for #2, but he is good with going on the fucking pads and it's easier to clean than a litter box. He just sits on my lap and chews his toys. Likes to play fetch. Such a great little dog.

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Poop on the fucking pads, but don't fuck on the pooping pads. You learn these things as you go on.

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(whispers) Do the cats know?

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Good morning, Wonkettetonianites! Or, as they say in the Spainland language, "quiero café, ahora!"

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Gloucester celebrates lighting of annual Lobster Trap Tree

GLOUCESTER , MASS. (WHDH) - Gloucester’s annual Lobster Trap Tree lighting ceremony was held on Saturday. Four hundred lobster traps were included in this year’s tree to celebrate the town’s 400th anniversary. That’s 50 traps bigger than last year.

The tree is at a new location in the inner harbor and will be up through the holiday season.

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Hopefully the angel at the top is modeled on Jayne Mansfield.

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My grandfather was a lobsterman on the North Shore. He was also an curmudgeon, so he didn't participate in such things as lighting ceremonies. Even though I lived for many years in the area, I never went!

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"We'll catch that gargon yet!"

(Teenagers From Outer Space)

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The four horsemen of the dipshitpocalypse

https://bsky.app/profile/jefftiedrich.bsky.social/post/3kg7tq4afsv2h

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ugh ... sorry. I haven't figured out how to make a Bluesky post public to anyone. Any help?

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Screen shot it.

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How ... 1990s.

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I have a friend who I play RCs with. We need to buy more RC car batteries.

He IMed me photographs of his laptop screen.

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Was it the Elon, Vivek, Alex what'shis face thing?

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Yes.

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the entire reinstate alex thing was such an obvious stunt

Thirsty Elon getting desperate

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Well, unless I have heard from my ex husband about a settlement and timeline for filing, today I'll take myself down to the attorney's office and get her retainer paid and move forward with my first offer. My first offer to my exhusband was 3% of the increase in value on the condo from when we bought it to when I sell it. Today, that would be about $1000. My final offer was 50% in the increase in value up to $30K, which is a great deal.

His mother has been sick and in the hospital with irregular heartbeat and blood pressure problems, but sorry dude, this is still a problem you have to deal with.

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Yeah--since he's a lawyer not a doctor there's a limited amount of things he can do for his mom--he has time to take care of his other responsibilities. I'm not saying that it sounds awesome, but when my husband was in the hospital those two times in the past few years I STILL HAD TO FUCKING WORK. Was I distracted? Yes. Did I cut out everything that didn't have to get done right away? Sure.

But my dude--when you raise the divorce situation you GOTTA DO IT.

You just know he thought you wouldn't get your shit together or maybe that you'd be emotional (which you can be and maybe are--I mean emotional like "getting in the way of your life") and then whatever. I'm proud of you, and also since it's not your responsibility you keep putting it back on him. "You can agree to this on this date or not, and here are the consequences. It's up to you." LOVE IT!

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I have really just come down on this as him putting his head in the sand, which is what his family does. I told him to take all of the court fees out of the household account and neither of us have money problems. I see no reason why he isn't getting this done other than willful avoidance.

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He's the one who started this ball rolling, isn't he? You'd think he'd have his shit together before doing that.

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Oh yeah, one of the things I am asking is that I be reimbursed from his settlement for all attorney fees. He is LITERALLY a family law attorney and could have filed the next day and we could be done. He is holding out for a bigger settlement and I am asking my attorney to make that known, as well.

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For fuck's sake.

And there goes the last shred of thought I had that he might be handling this in anything resembling a reasonable, adult way.

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He has lost his damn mind.

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Clearly. Sorry you have to deal with this.

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It's fine. It's for my lawyer to deal with now. My ex-husband dug this hole, I am not helping him dig his way out.

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All I know is that I had my shit together when I decided to divorce my now ex-husband.

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Oof.

I am forcibly reminded of my exorcism.

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Yay Monday! The fake news media says that war, racism, authoritarian strongmen and Elise Stefanik are trending, but what they don't talk about is that we're gonna travel to civilization to procure supplies today. The wife wants to go used car hunting and get groceries, while I wanna go job hunting and get beer. Probably won't find a car or a job, but there's a 100% chance of food and alcohol. The world's not so bleak as the media would have us believe.

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Crip Dyke

I start the second of my three adult stories today, along with some housework. There may be booze involved later.

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NO PLIOSAURS.

There's perverted and then there's just plain dangerous.

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Crip Dyke

The one I start today is a college football team's Xmas party. One guest there's a opossum who hasn't had any dental work done, and he's pissed that no one wants to kiss him under the mistletoe.

For the record, opossums have some crazy-ass dentition.

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Have you heard about the South American sabertooth opossums? OK, they're actually opossums' cousins. There's even fan art!

https://www.deviantart.com/shipputomas/art/Thylacosmilus-885201268

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Snagglepussum?

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Neato!

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I mean, what would you even do with one if you caught it?

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Crip Dyke

Sell the liver for folk remedies.

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You got some orca in you, don'tcha?

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Crip Dyke

LOL

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Look at the photo in the article ... it's speaks volumes.

𝘑𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘪 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘈𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 "𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺" 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴.

𝗝𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗶: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮 '𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁' 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-67678276?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

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I spent ten days in Buenos Aires in February of 2019. I took a tour of the city. Our tour guide pointed to this awesome modern building with beautiful condos that was half vacant. A man in our group asked how much they’d rent for on American dollars. Five hundred bucks for a two bedroom condo that would have easily gone for three grand in Chicago. Wonder how much those condos will go for now…

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Huh. Voters elected some obscure right wing weirdo with a radical agenda. Enjoy consequences folks.

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Was it another bout of "oh but he's not a politician! He'll shake things up, DUUUUHHHHH".

That logic is why I have all my dental work carried out by a landscape gardener.

And all my proctograms done by a fortune teller.

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When ever I need a bikini wax I call up the mechanic

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Oh, it's the standard procedure of right wing loons, lie about the economy, then squeeze the people and pocket the cash.

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Note that his sister is a "confidant" and adviser. Shades of Ivanka.

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Makes me think of Kim.

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It's like they get it all in a mail order kit.

"So you want to pretend to be in charge?"

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Zelenskiy was there, and later seen having a bit of the old posh chat with Hungary's Viktor Orban.

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Dec 11, 2023·edited Dec 11, 2023

Wait, wasn't he elected to make things better? You know, because of economic anxiety? Shocking that a con would be a liar.

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In 1976, there was a big to-do at Kennedy Space Center. They had sort of an expo with all these tech companies. They painted the VAB with a huge-ass logo. Et cetera.

I distinctly recall the video of the F-16. It was brand-spanking new and an amazing performer, and had such pretty lines. Better than 1:1 thrust to weight, 9G turns. Fly by wire. Super sexxxy.

That was 47 years ago.

BTW: Pilot ejected safely, a USAF F-16 went down at South Korea.

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Glad the pilot's safe, and I hope the jet landed in the sea.

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News says it landed in the Yellow Sea.

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Not the Hot Sea or the Tot Sea?

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Thankfully it didn't crash into the Ngaio Marsh's delicate habitat.

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