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Wow! Reading this gave me a flashback to the movie "The Death of Stalin". When they thought he was dead, his courtiers were all celebrating their liberation. Then news came that he might recover, and submission was quick and total. When the old Dictator was finally dead-dead, confusion and the scramble for power. Iannucci should be taking notes for his film "The Death of Trump". It'll be a blockbuster. My absolute favorite part was where Zhukov arrested Beria. But who will arrest Stephen Miller in the Trump film?

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Lindsey....and farts on a plane....all in one day???? Someone get me my fainting couch!

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"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way... So I stole one and asked him to forgive me." -- Emo Philips

For Republicans, this is exactly how God works. It doesn't matter what you actually DO. What matters is that you Wash Yourself Clean in The Blood of the Lamb afterward. People who fail to do this are going to HELL, of course, regardless of what they actually do or fail to do. But people who Wash Themselves Clean in The Blood of the Lamb can do whatever they want, both before and after bathing.

So Senator Lindsey Graham went to District Attorney Fani Willis, who in this situation qualified as the Vicar of Christ, confessed his sins, and washed his body pearly white.

Hmmm. But isn't there some passage in the BIBLE that tells us something about this kind of behavior? Somewhere? Ah, here it is: Gospel of Matthew, Chaper 12, verses 33 to 37.

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"Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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Aww, but WHO said THAT? Was it that old curmudgeon, John the Baptist, before he lost his head?

Nope. That was Jesus.

Wait, what? Jesus? Mister Forgiveness himself? Him?

Geez.

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Lindsey was drinking after the January 6 riot when he said he was "done." He must have had a stiff one before testifying in Georgia. OR ELSE...he's been drunk as a skunk every single time he's kissed Trump's ass either in person or on TV. Either way, these are the actions of an alcoholic. Lindsey needs help.

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Any semblance of a conscience he may have had died with John McCain. Sad.

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Exactly. That was the day he went from semi-sane, almost reasonable to completely illogical inside the MAGA-world bubble.

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Crap. Any frame of this is visionary: Good job all around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nm4xv3firw

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From today's Least I Could Do:

"1-877-Shit-Your-Pants!

Take Unnecessary Meds and Shit Your Pants

1-877-Shit-Your-Pants!

Read Our Disclaimer Today!"

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So, I took off today and tomorrow because Laura was supposed to go get roto-rootered for some reason.

Then we found out that it's not covered by our insurance and we'd have to cough up the $1700 ourselves.

She checked and discovered that she had already had the procedure when we were still living in Littleton and for some reason, our medical records had not been transferred to the new doctor's office.

So, she's going to work today, and will be off tomorrow, but I have plenty of time, so I'm stay off.

Let them cancel their own Canadian bookings for a couple days. To heck with them.

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Free day off!

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Drifts get deeper. Now it's raining. It won't stop raining. January Rain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDlGUdDF8Y

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Yesterday, about half of last Friday's snow melted: the sidewalks on my block are clear and the lawn within 5 yards of my house, too. Today the rain should wash away the rest.

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Scientists accidentally create world's tightest, smallest knot [https://www.livescience.com/physics-mathematics/scientists-accidentally-create-worlds-tightest-smallest-knot]

Many scientific discoveries originate in the bedroom.

"Trefoil knots, in particular, are fundamental in knot theory...." Yeah, but it's just a theory.

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Yeah, but if you want to do that with wood you have to find the knotty pine.

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I do love a knotty woman in the bedroom.

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Hence "got wood"

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Despite the fact that much of it is far beyond my ken this sort of information fascinates me.

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I got to befuddle someone by referencing the "Beagle Boys" in a non-comment. I feel old.

Got to take the truck in the shop. There's a grinding noise when I brake, and that's usually a warning. The brakes are only 5,100 miles old, though. A set should last at least 25,000, so it could be something else. The truck stops fine.

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Go to a dry parking lot, reverse at a moderate speed and slam the brakes on. Your brakes are new and need reseated and that should do it.

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I find their lack of Carl Barks knowledge...disturbing.

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Or even the most recent Duck Tales cartoon.

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Check your rotors for scoring.

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I had a similar metal on metal noise when breaking last summer and it turned out to be that.

Also had to get some tire ball something or other replaced

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They've been digging up the road plus lots of rain. I've had red clay pool under hubcaps before and that crap hardens like a brick. It also throws your car out of alignment. I wonder if some got up in the brakes. They're pretty exposed.

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You got mud in the tires!

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Goofy enemies? It sounds familiar.

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WHAT? You don't know about the inventors of some of the finest gold vacuums in the history of Duckburg?

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Morning all! I have nothing to do until eleven a.m. Which gives me the rare opportunity to wake and bake. And hang out here. I apologize in advance if I’m annoyingly cheerful. 😀

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A reminder about Ms. Haley...

http://www.garthtoons.com/blog/2024/1/23/the-moderate

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Haley is about as much a "moderate" Rethuglicon as I am a "moderate" pot smoker.

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Apparently Haley pins the moderate button in her jacket because she is willing to discuss contraceptives. Not go so far as to say everyone should have the right to purchase and use what is right for them, but just discuss maybe only banning the ones abortion foes claim are abortifacients like IUDs. One of the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use. But maybe banning all of them if they can get enough religious zealots in state legislatures.

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The woman is an estrogen traitor.

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She gets to be a moderate because the press allows her to pretend she is one.

In any sane court of press, she would rightly be declared a "fucking right wing zealot"

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Remember when the Overton Window was right there in front of you instead of somewhere off stage right?

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Oscar Wilde: "The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death"

Look who sounds smart. Shove it, Oscar. Love is complicated but easy, death is complicated and very hard. People devote their entire lives to figuring out both and fail.

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A lot of Oscar's pensees came about for no better reason than that he richly enjoyed the sound of his own voice. That, and he was always fighting the stultifying social norms of his day which led to deadly dull conversation.

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Yeah - if I knew there was a greater than zero chance I would be beaten to death in prison - I mean, die from an ear injury due to a fall - I'd probably try to make every conversation count as well.

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I always thought death was the easier of the two. It's just a basic biological function whereas love is some emotion driven thing that has no real place in the evolutionary scheme of things.

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Love takes work and involves making the choice every day. It's not inevitable. Death is, for better or worse.

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A simple and final death is easy to wax poetic about.

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Love and Lust: Both four letter words beginning with the letter"L" ... humans have been confused ever since.

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Love isn't integral to biological reproduction but has demonstrated itself a key facet of humanity's social evolution.

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What’s on your mind, friend?

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I am okay. Thank you.

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Alright. Just like to check in.

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Ipso is one of the good ones.

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Trump’s White House Pharmacy Handed Out Drugs Like Candy: Report [paywall https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-white-house-pharmacy-prescription-drugs-1234953535/]

With "Doctor" Ronny, the first one is free because he knows you'll be back for more.

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He was the one giving Trump his first cognitive deficit screening test. Based on a screwing up a simple objective measurement of height and weight, I wouldn't believe anything Ronnie said about a cognitive test. They may have both failed it.

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I was gonna give the President a full mental and physical exam, but then I got high

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If *you* had worked in the Trump White House, you'd need serious drugs just to make it through the day.

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Welp, didn't help

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I never worked in a place what did that!

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Remember when the President had to buy his huge bag of crack cocaine outside of the White House? My how times have changed.

https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/kid-who-sold-crack-president

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He sent Dubya out for it.

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I saw that speech live and when he held up the bag my first thought was "Arrest that man for possession!"

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Dr Ronnie Feelfuckedup is in, with his shapeshifting prescription pad!

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Literally handing out baggies of ambien and provigil. Always more dirt to be found about the Trump WH.

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True, it's been 4 years and this shit is still trickling out to shock the world. And he's inch's away from the Oval, and he's moving closer to it yet AGAIN. Not on my watch. American voters need to wake the fuck up! But how is Dr. Ronny not indicted and still in Congress?

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Ring my friend, I said you'd call

Doctor Ronny

Day or night, he'll be there any time at all

Doctor Ronny

Doctor Ronny

You're a new and better man

He helps you to understand

He does everything he can

Doctor Ronny

If you're down, he'll pick you up

Doctor Ronny

Take a drink from his special cup

Doctor Ronny

Doctor Ronny

He's a man you must believe

Helping anyone in need

No one can succeed like

Doctor Ronny

Well, well, well, you're feeling fine

Well, well, well, he'll make you

Doctor Ronny

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Hahaha, yes! This story put that song in my head too. Great minds, etc.

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But Trump insists he's been sober his entire life.

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He's been propped up by whatever he thinks "the elite" indulges in his entire adult life, the fucking liar.

He's certainly got medicinal scaffolding of some sort holding up his sagging arse now.

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Micro-hydraulics FTW

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The hell he has.

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He meant to say "stupid."

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It's "medical!" like my all day pot smoking. 🤣🤣🤣

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It's the method that's kept me from going crazy.

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He also always tells the truth. He says so.

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Good morning!

#Worldle #734 1/6 (100%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🎉

https://worldle.teuteuf.fr

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(waves) Good morning!

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They should increase the challenge by just putting one of the individual countries there as the country of the day.

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They make up for it with the neighbors.

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True.

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Chronic insomnia has demonstrated itself to be an annoyance. I have been listening to myself think for far too long.

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Hugs. How about something different to think about? Tell me about your favorite pet growing up!

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That's a tough one to narrow down. I had a few beloved pets that I really connected with.

Twinkie my white rat was my best friend for years. That rodent was the cleverest little creature and he'd ride around on my shoulder surveying the world. He made friends with the cat.

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I’ve heard that rats make excellent pets!

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I can hear you too. Stop thinking about your shopping list, the funny noise your car is making, and what it would be like to live in Canada. Keep thinking about sex though.

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It has been a while since I've fantasized myself to sleep.

Suffice to say that often resulted in some very...satisfying dreams.

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I saved this for you.

https://youtu.be/qHSiV3Lmx_A?feature=shared

DUI arrest of a Colorado legislator, English cop, OMG the anti-immigrant racist shit from the arrestee is something to behold! What a dick.

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It is always damned gratifying to see drunken, damned dangerous pricks like this asshole getting cuffed and stuffed into the back of a police cruiser.

It would be worth a couple of days in jail to take a piece out of that asshole.

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Cats really are the worst for Insomnia.

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At least he's someone warm and soft to snuggle with quietly and that is nice when you can't sleep.

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Never a good thing.

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Jan 25·edited Jan 25

I managed to doze off and hoped I was out for the night. But the cat playing with his bell ball stirred that light sleep and now I'm wide awake again.

I said the hell with it and made a pot of coffee. I give up.

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