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maybe this jackass will write a song called "Rich men south of Orono" or something

what a pud

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So if I started a band called The Radical Elitist Leftists what type of music should we play?

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Something between the inner arrogant beauty of Oasis... and Miley.

I kinda like Miley.

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Anything will do as long as its only played on virginals.

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Cross over Ska and dubstep. Pick it up,pick it up now drop the bass.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

"The Twitterati can keep bemoaning their privileged status and demanding handouts all they want, but as far as I’m concerned, if they want free money for college, they can join the Marines and serve the country like I, and so many others, have in the past, and many more will in the future."

Gating an education behind the very real risk of death and dismemberment (and the incalculable cost of having to delay self actualization by an additional 3 years in the military) is immoral. The 'greatest country on Earth' should be able to educate people without them having to serve the direct-action arm of its imperial hegemony.

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Also that's great for anyone who can pass the physical, anyone not fit to serve gets to suffer.

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Saving the world is cheaper than ruining it

The clean energy transition is not waiting on some Churchillian rallying of the troops; it is already well under way and speeding up by the day. And it can provide real, plausible optimism for a future in which the planet no longer grows only hotter. Climate action is winning. Or at least starting to win. Which is exhilarating in its way, even amid the flames. And worth celebrating.

~ Chris Turner

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union fell by nearly 3% in the first quarter of 2023, even as the bloc's economy grew. Between January and March this year, emissions amounted to 941 million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents, down 2.9% from a year earlier, while the economy grew 1.2% year-on-year. Reuters

Electricity from coal generation in the US fell 28% during the first half of 2023, compared to the first six months of 2022. Coal generated just 15% of electricity for January through June 2023. It is dying rapidly now. By contrast, generation from renewables (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 25.11% of US electricity during the same time period. Electrek

In news that will not come as a surprise to regular readers, the global renewable energy market is growing faster than even the most optimistic forecasts. The latest estimates suggest that renewable capacity additions are set to jump to more than 440 gigawatts in 2023, the largest annual increase ever. Canary

One of the reasons for the boom? The price of solar modules has reached a record low of $0.15 per watt. A year ago, the same module would have cost you $0.23 per watt. Can you think of a single other product in the world whose price has decreased by 35% in the last 12 months? PV Exchange

From Future Crunch

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Thumb with a face.

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You could show movies on that forehead.

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Nah. I like the "I'm Stooopitt" billboard right where it is.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

While on my drive up here, I've received a few commissioned arts. Me am a happy fellow.

One of the drawings has one of my characters pulling her dress open to reveal her rather well-endowed chest in response to the bouncers asking if she has any weapons, while another demonstrates the necessity of keeping a grip on a Nintendo Wii-style game controller.

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There were two 45s. Also, a gun.

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Is this a bust?

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As Jesus said,

‘You Loot, We Shoot’: Ron DeSantis Issues Warning to ‘Potential Looters’ Following Hurricane

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However, “foraging for supplies” is just fine.

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*dude playing Baldur's Gate 3 in Tallahassee finishes fight, goes to loot corpses*

*door crashes in, police charge into room, guns blazing*

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Scavengers are okay, looters get shot. "We can just tell."

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Vulture Funds Beware!

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Insert Shirley you jest meme.

Did I get this reply right? doG it's too early and no coffee yet.

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Biggest looter in Florida sez whut now?

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"Potential".

DeSantis really doesn't care for that "innocent until proven guilty" shit at all, does he?

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He doesn't even care that no one is actually "looting"

Gonna pre-emptively threaten them with being shot though

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so 5th amendment?

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Terrible cigs

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You should try the carp flavor!

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They suck. Not only that, they don't have enough THC in them.

Also too: I got mercury poisoning.

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I prefer the crab, tiger, and almond.

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Frankly, I feel that the Halibut is the best.

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An excellent requisite-te-te-te-te-te-te-te!

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Beat me to it!

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Oh, for fuck's sake, this shit again.

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Sadly it's,

Wash

Rinse

Repeat

They do this so often that it not surprising, just disappointing.

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I guess Comcast will have to actually list the "Customer Torture Fee" on your bill now.

𝗙𝗖𝗖 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝘀 “𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗱” 𝘁𝗼 𝗜𝗦𝗣𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱

Comcast and other ISPs asked FCC to ditch listing-every-fee rule. FCC says "no."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/08/fcc-says-too-bad-to-isps-complaining-that-listing-every-fee-is-too-hard/

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Isn't it weird how they know the fees well enough to charge them, but listing those fees is just too burdensome?

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or maybe...

hear me out...

maybe...

THEY ARE JUST MAKING SHIT UP!

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The very idea!

~swoon~

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Yeah, got my teeny violin going for Spectrum right here.

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When I got rid of cable a year ago, I switched to Comcast for internet only, and their prices for that have been surprisingly reasonable.

I would never have gone back to them for TV, too, though.

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Don’t worry, they are going to raise your cable rate, without informing you, after your initial low-introductory rate expires (usually 1 or 2 years). And, if you don’t have another good option, calling them to complain might not have any effect.

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It's not cable at all, and I don't recall any timer or claims I was getting a deal on the rate I got for internet. I'm sure the price will go up at some point, they always do, and I'll deal with it when it happens.

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good

It's ridic that they can just say "you know, man, it is just like...fees and stuff"

Without saying what we're paying for.

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I'm sure ISPs will levy a substantial Fee Reporting Fee now.

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And plus the Reporting the Fee Reporting Fee Hurts our Fee-Fees Fee.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

MSNBC is reporting that, apparently or ALLEGEDLY!, Rep. Comer, the schlub who's been investigating the Bidens, is interested in ethics reform with the assistance of AOC and Ro Khanna.

This has "trap" written all over it.

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My friend ... that hayseed isn't smart enough to trap a dead ant.

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You could probably control Comer's behavior with a careful application of ant pheromones.

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Damn it, coffee all over the desk.

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Are you saying that he couldn't catch clap in a brothel?

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I mean, a well-run brothel wouldn't have that risk.

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Clap bugs have standards.

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True! Hard-working proletarian spirochetes deserve better.

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Mr. Haney's evil clone is interested in doing whut?

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Well, it's a step up from selling gen-u-wine reconditioned burr-furgers.

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He supposedly aspires to higher office, so hounding the Bidens while trumpeting his 'bipartisan' cred might springboard him into the Senate.

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Comer does not deserve moving up to a better rock to crawl back under.

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Comer, if you're interested in AOC, just go talk to her. Be yourself. No wait, don't. Be.....Max Frost. Yeah, be like him.

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Or Rock Stone, or Billy Flint the Tightpants Pirate or Seur Phillipe de Hugendong, Spanish Fuckduke.

Or just go drown in a bathtub full of baked beans.

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This morning's Lonnie bullshit:

𝗫 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗯𝗶𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗼𝗻 𝗷𝗼𝗯𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (that he'll sell to anyone with enough cash)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-31/x-plans-to-collect-user-biometric-data-job-and-education-history

𝗘𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗸 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗫 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲, 𝗮𝘀 𝗫 “𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸” (of nazis)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-31/musk-says-x-to-offer-video-audio-calls-in-move-toward-super-app

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2 years, just like full self driving and people living on Mars!

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Sooooo, he is basically bragging about making that "thing" even worse.

Did I get that right?

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Spam video calls over X? Yeah, that sounds great.

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untraceable death threats also

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Speaking of puds in politics, there's one State Senator Colton Moore in GA, who is a modern Coy (or possibly Vance) Duke.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/trump-indictments-roil-republicans-in-georgias-senate/IMLZMUNC4VDZFFF573SOKYK23Y/

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Just FYI. I actually finished a Thursday NYT crossword with fair ease. So I would like to announce that the entire planet shall have a good day today. Enjoy it!

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I was alway good up until Friday. Saturday on the other hand...

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A step in the right direction.

Tristan Snell:

BREAKING: Major news on cannabis.

Biden Admin panel recommends removing cannabis from Schedule I, rescheduling to Schedule III with less regulation.

This would let banks serve cannabis industry — and reduce taxes on it — while potentially sparking a boom in cannabis research.

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Now do psilocyben!

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Germany is supposed to legalize home grown this winter. My watering can is ready. I haven't had a toke in 50 years.

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Largest demo for legal weed in the US is people our age.

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NOICE. *lights bowl*

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𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐮𝐩?

My partner and I went through a breakup recently. During our relationship, he developed a close bond with my dog. As the dog grew older, we joked about cloning her to keep her in our lives. If Barbra Streisand could do it, why couldn’t we? Then the joke became a reality: When my dog turned 12, we cloned her. It’s been a joy to see her as a baby! (I rescued her when she was older.) Then came the breakup. I am keeping the older dog, but we can’t agree who should take the younger one. I think of her as part of my dog and want to keep her. He argues this is selfish of me and we should each get a dog in the breakup. (Note: He paid most of the cloning costs, about $50,000, and we share dog care.) Thoughts?

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/30/style/pet-custody-dog-cloning.html

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Fifty thousand dollars!???!!!

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Thoughts...

redacted redacted redacted.

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If he paid for the costs, I should think that is a no brainer

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Without going into my other thoughts on the cost and ethics of having done this in the first place? Consider it this way:

If she was a non-cloned dog he had spent considerable time and money in search of, with your support and assistance, in order to find one as close to yours as possible, would your objection be the same?

If not, then you might want to reconsider that objection.

She's her own dog, and should have her own master. And since you stress your dog's age you kind of come across as wanting "dog continuity" because you love her so much you want your experience with her to go on. And while that's sweet, and laudable in any pet owner, you will need to let go sometime.

Consider this good practice.

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Also, let me just add that this is the most First World Problem I have EVER seen.

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My thought is that if you spent $50,000 on a dog, shame on you.

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But you get the dog for sure.

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Aug 31, 2023Liked by Doktor Zoom

Of course, the clone had a little goatee beard.

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1. This is what divorce court is for.

2. If you're reasonable enough to be talking about it, you should be reasonable enough to see that since he paid for the new dog, and wants to keep the new dog, he should probably get the new dog.

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I think we have enough needy pet candidates without pissing away a fortune for a clone. But I'm a jerk sometimes.

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Watching "Good Omens" produces some rather interesting dreams. Just sayin'

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So does eating cheese. : D

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Cheese. Tennant. Potato. The Doctor.

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David Tennant is just brilliant in this role.

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He was also really good in Broadchurch.

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He's really good in everything, IMHO. But he does really dark roles almost too well. I can't recall the name of the movie with him drawing people into his trap of a home. And I'm glad I can't. I had to quit half way through.

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I loved his character in Jessica Jones, and he was super creepy as the serial killer in Des.

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brisket for this weekend, trimmed and rubbed

https://open.substack.com/pub/tek01/p/brisket-trimmed-and-rubbed

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Weird. I hear pr0n music.

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Probably says a lot about me but that was my first thought.

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