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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Nice glasses, Jaime Lynn!

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Yay JLC! My favorite legal cat lady!

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"Schumer has no control over his caucus"? WTF Stephen?

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Neither did Gym Jordan!

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

I would like to see indictments of the Trump administration for refusing to allow the Biden transition team into the WH between Nov. 3 and Jan. 21. During a pandemic and with the risk of some fuckwad country deciding to do a little military somethingsomething. They destroyed records and refused to meet with Biden's people.

Of course, Trump hoped someone somewhere would cause an international incident so he could do something insane. God that was terrifying.

If it's not an actual law, can we make it a law?

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Back in 2015, before the first debates and long before the caucuses and primaries started, I did two Candidate Roundups, one for each party.

I almost literally Can't Be Arsed to do it this year. These Bum of the Month Club rejects aren't worth the hypergolic fuel to send them all to the Moon.

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In this instance, the obsession with Horse Race will be good for Chrispie, which is a good thing, all in all.

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Ivy League educated nitwit is incapable of learning.

Posted to wrong post. Should have gone to the Cruz shark one.

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No point. Do it in February.

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It could be fun to do a betting bracket thing.

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What if you did, like, four words on each of them and called it a day? Could be funny.

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I have three categories, into which all republican candidates can be placed, based on their primary characteristic:

1. Prevaricators - just lie about everything

2. Douchebros - soulless libertarian and corporate "solutions"

3. Political Invertebrates - spineless pandering

And those are the good points.

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Well, to be fair, numbers 2 and 3 lie about everything, too.

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College major/minor thing.

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My nomination for Art of the Day.

Hungry Polar Bear Eating an Oil Company Executive, Stephanie McMillan

https://substack.com/profile/18610262-boogie-mama/note/c-36868453?utm_source=notes-share-action&r=b2vrq

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I approve.

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OT: Lucy Letby, a nurse in England, was sentenced to four life terms. She deserves it. Trigger warning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-66569311

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One of only 4 women to get a whole life tariff and absolutely the right sentence. It's horrific and there are probably more cases. My heart aches for parents who have lost their babies to this monster and also for the jury who had to endure the evidence.

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Yeah, that is a horrific story.

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I is and was an awful story to follow. There is suspicion that there are more they dont know about

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"You have no remorse. There are no mitigating factors." What would be a mitigating factor for killing babies? It's not like she could claim self-defense.

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Hypothetically? Some extreme mental illness, like if she thought they were watermelons, could have been a mitigating factor.

If UK women's prisons are like what I've read about in the US, she's going to be very unpopular with the other inmates.

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Perhaps they were armed with FRESH FRUIT?

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Ugly and unnecessary comment.

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I know the UK doesn't have capital punishment, but in this woman's case I'd gladly donate the rope.

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I’m with you. Unlike most medical serial killers, she seemed to like to inflict pain.

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That trial went on for nine months. Can't even imagine. That's lightening-quick compared to the Italian criminal proceedings against the shithead who wrecked the cruise ship Costa Concordia back in 2012, but still . . . .

Let the appeal commence, I suppose.

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Aug 21, 2023·edited Aug 21, 2023

Thanks to the Tories, appeals are pretty curtailed in the UK, I think.

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And the Doctor that tried to warn admin. about her was brushed off, allowing her to continue her spree.

Just like the RC sex abuse cases. Protect the institution at all costs.

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That is a primary function of those administrative suits. They are entirely removed from the realities of the floor and exist as a tailored distraction from horror shows like this one.

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Charles Cullen killed how many people after he’d been let go under suspicion from a series of hospitals over the years?

Liability trumps all.

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It is a full life tariff.

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OT: but this is one of the most daming things I've ever seen

The CPC is hoping that money and marketing can make Poilievre electable in a way in which his record does not. It is a big ask. Even the stone-hearted U.S. presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has more of a personality than Poilievre

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I just read up on him. Good GOD!

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OT: Russia's Luna-25 rocket crashed into the moon. Russia claims the moon is full of Nazis and is corrupt. Invasion to follow.

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Aug 21, 2023·edited Aug 21, 2023

(inserting that image from "La Voyage dans La Lune" (1902))

“The apparatus moved into an unpredictable orbit and ceased to exist as a result of a collision with the surface of the moon,” the agency said in a statement.

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In Russia, moon crash is feature, not bug

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Symbolic of the whole fucking Russian enterprise at this point.

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PR-wise, they needed this.

"Moscow, we have a problem."

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Damn, they can't even get a Sputnik/Gagarin callback right.

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They'd better send their entire military.

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Is not moon. Is potato.

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Twelve moon children reported killed.

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Actually, in this case it was.

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Being blind as a bat, I could not wear glasses like Jamie's. They would be like an inch thick at the edges of the lenses.

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Me, too. Last pair I ordered (before cataract surgery was needed) couldn't be folded up.

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If I didn't pay for whatever fancy-ass lenses they use for my glasses, I'd have coke-bottle type lenses.

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Oh, I already pay for the high-refractive-index lens material. My glasses usually cost several hundred dollars.

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Yeah, they're expensive af. 🤑💸😭

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I paid $160 for the crap version of progressive lenses. The good ones would have cost $500. Ugh.

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That's a bit more than what I paid for the whole kit and kaboodle on my glasses, but yeah. Expensive as hell. 😭

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I love those cartoon art frames. I couldn't pull that off (too shy)

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Thank you SER and Jamie!

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thank you both so much, SER and JLC - I am delighted to have another hour of hearing your wit and wisdom!

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OT: Demz in Disarray!!1!

𝗩𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗸 𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘄𝗮𝗺𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗛𝗲’𝘀 𝗥𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘀: 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁

https://www.mediaite.com/election-2024/vivek-ramaswamy-told-allies-hes-running-to-sabotage-ron-desantis-report/

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letthemfight.gif

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With Christie gunning for PAB and Vek gunning for PuddinFingers, this should be a laff riot!

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How do you know how much popcorn to make?

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All of it, Katie.

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Good question.

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LOL "sabotage" Ron DeSantis.

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Bringing coals to Newcastle.

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Every little bit helps, I reckon.

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The Ronbot3000 has a better plan for sabotage. He's talking.

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Someone accidentally triggered the Self-Destruct button...

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If only one of the other candidates can make him laugh on camera...

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All they’d have to do is trip and fall.

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Listless vessels on the water, very free and easy.

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

You think Johnny down the road stole your money. So you go to the cops and you tell them, "Johnny down the road stole my money." Notice -- you don't say you think he did, you just outright say he did.

So the police say, "What evidence do you have that Johnny did this?" And you say, "I don't have any proof, but there's been a lot of things that I've heard he's been doing that just don't add up."

Let's say the police do a little investigation, and don't find any proof, and they come back and tell you, "We investigated, and we didn't find any proof that he stole your money. Sorry. Case closed."

So at that point, is it within your rights to go down the road and steal money form Johnny because you think you're getting yours back? No, buddy, sorry, you're not allowed to do that. Wherever your money went, you're just going to have to eat the loss.

Is it within your rights to get some friends together and have them help you go down the road and steal money form Johnny because you think you're getting yours back? No, not that, either -- except that now you've engaged in a criminal conspiracy.

What if Johnny actually did steal your money, and you finally had proof of it? Could you just get your friends together and the bunch of you go down the road to get it back? Still, no, you can't do that. It's against the law. And it's still a criminal conspiracy. Damn, Donnie, how many times do you have to be told this?

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White People Law says all those things are okay as long as Johnny is Black.

So the USA is officially Black now, I guess. I thought we’d get better music and food out of the deal.

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When my in-laws stop thinking a colorful dash of paprika over the chicken is sufficient seasoning, that’d be a good start.

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OT: Poorly embalmed corpse qualifies for GOP "debate"

𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗵𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗢𝗣 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗲

https://nordot.app/1066382582210379981?c=592622757532812385

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I don’t know what that is but it’s already polling higher than Niki Haley

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Because Perry White would be too obvious.

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Perry Mason, tho.

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He's busy running his newspaper.

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Hahahahahahah!

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