Sat. Nov. 14, 2020 – tired. But stuff still needs doin’

Overcast, cool, but saturated.

Like yesterday.

I was all over town yesterday and even got a few sprinkles, but mostly it was just overcast.

I got a few things done.  Moved about half the insulation batts to the attic.  I’ll move the other half today.  Got a couple more things organized or moved around.  But really not much.

Harvested another orange.  I’ll eat that today and report.  Some of the ones on the tree are huge.  I don’t know if that is normal or an indication of an issue.  I have a couple of bean plants that survived after all.  We’ll see if they grow.  Nothing else seems to be.

The drama continues, with a “President Elect” that isn’t yet, and a disaster in the making.  I’m beginning to lose hope.  I think the fix is in.  TPTB can’t allow any fraud to be acknowledged at this point, there is too much water under that bridge…  so we’re going to get shafted.  And then the shooting starts.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m treating this as a disaster that is already here, and not obsessively ‘following the storm track’.  I’m ‘cutting up the downed branches’ and ‘raking up debris’, and checking the stock of blue tarps.

Stack it higher.  Work on skills.  Make some friends.  Build your team.

‘cuz it ain’t gonna be pretty, and we’ll need every advantage we can get.

nick

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

70 thoughts on “Sat. Nov. 14, 2020 – tired. But stuff still needs doin’”

  1. I don’t know about your orange, but when I was visiting Arizona for work, co-workers would bring in citrus from their trees. It was usually larger than expected – lemons the size of oranges, etc. So it may be normal for trees not in orchards.

  2. ARRGH ! I hate vi running in putty on Windows when trying to put a Unicode character on my website’s HTML. Nothing works, Ctrl+V or Ctrl-Q. Dumb Unix !

    And yes, I run FreeBSD on my dedicated webserver. 64 bit version 12.

    Putty has a “Remote character set” option in the Configuration->Window->Transalation page. Try playing around with that and the terminal window font.

    IIRC, I also set Configuration->Conncection->Data->Terminal-type string to “linux” to avoid problems with YaST looking like garbage on openSuSE.

    Commercial alternatives to Putty exist, and my former employers had paid licenses to one. However, I don’t trust closed source SSH. Too many antics are possible to make certain foreign governments happy. Maybe I do have a tin foil hat stashed somewhere, but, in my own defense, if the last job bought something, it was usually a relative/neighbor of the CEO.

  3. “All for Biden. None for Trump.”

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

    How does this get fixed ? Civil War II ?

    Here’s the thing. Trump. I’m just saying.

    That’s what you’re fighting.

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  4. Harvested another orange. I’ll eat that today and report. Some of the ones on the tree are huge. I don’t know if that is normal or an indication of an issue.

    Was the tree growing wild or did you plant it?

    Commercial citrus to produce what most people would recognize/accept as an “orange” or a “grapefruit” can get really complex with grafting specific hybrids onto rootstock amenable to local growing conditions.

    As I’ve noted before, the primary ingredient in Key Lime Pie, the official state dessert in Florida, is no longer commercially viable to grow in the US due to the manual labor involved dealing with the nasty rootstock. Nellie and Joe’s “The Taste of Old Key West” lime juice sold in the grocery stores is “Hencho in Mexico”, and the land which used to produce key limes is now the Heathrow development north of Orlando

    My TedX talk will be about how the pizza roll killed real Florida Key Lime Pie. 🙂

  5. Don’t park your Chevy Bolt in your garage, leave outdoors. Batteries have been overheating and causing fires. GM is recalling 69,000 cars for temporary software partial fix.

    Tweet AOC and tell her to get over to her local Chevy dealer with her pliers.

  6. Don’t park your Chevy Bolt in your garage, leave outdoors. Batteries have been overheating and causing fires. GM is recalling 69,000 cars for temporary software partial fix.

    Tweet AOC and tell her to get over to her local Chevy dealer with her pliers.

    I’m waiting for the Hencho en Mexico e-Mustang horror stories.

    With 54 MPG CAFE, all vehicles will have to be hybrids at a minimum.


  7. The Sharper Image for $125.

    Wow, they are still around. Why ?
    https://www.sharperimage.com/

    Wall Street greed…
    “On May 29, 2008, a joint venture led by units of private investment firms Hilco Consumer Capital, Infinity Lifestyle Brands, Gordon Brothers Group and Bluestar Alliance won a bankruptcy auction to acquire the assets of The Sharper Image, paying $49 million plus some contingent recovery for the company’s assets.[15] The Sharper Image name was licensed and used to sell products through major third-party retailers or the branded website. New products were created through partnerships with other businesses.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sharper_Image


  8. Big River reminds me of Walmart in the good old days when they carried 250,000+ SKUs per store. Now I wonder if Walmart even has 100,000 SKUs per store.

    Amazon: 12 million
    Amazon Marketplace: 340 million additional
    Walmart: 120,000 (stores), 75 million web
    Target: 80,000 (stores)
    Costco: 3,700 (stores)
    (ymmv – very quick Google search)


  9. John Deere tractors and harvesters are also effectively rentals. They have been the subject of the “right to repair” movement because they lock down to only using their parts and people, even though you supposedly “bought” that $800K combine.

    “In 2016 the FBI issued a warning that U.S. agriculture is “increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as farmers become more reliant on digitized data.” What if a foreign adversary hacks Deere and shuts down thousands of tractors in the field? What if the internet or the electric grid is knocked out by a cyberattack or geomagnetic storm? Unable to restart their machines without dealer software, farmers might have no recourse but to watch as food production crawls to a halt.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-03-05/farmers-fight-john-deere-over-who-gets-to-fix-an-800-000-tractor

  10. This is definitely worth the time to read thru. Pay attention to the timeline, and the patient statements. So much fail.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8947589/How-Maines-super-spreader-COVID-19-wedding-erupted.html

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    added- seems to me that the SIZE of the event doesn’t matter past a critical point, although the article makes much of exceeding the state’s arbitrary limit of 50 people. What seems more important is the cross pollination of bringing together people from different areas, who then take it back to their local populations-especially ‘captive’ and closely held populations like jails and care homes.

  11. –how many cops are stupid or desperate for money enough to take this work? The first HINT of trouble or controversy, and MN will hurl them under the bus at relativistic speed.

    $500,000 is, at best, three cops. Maybe four.


  12. The money will be used to bring in 20 to 40 cops from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department and Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit Police to help the department tackle the recent crime wave across the city.

    The contracts will run from November 15 through to the end of the year.

    –SIX WEEKS of additional cops, to replace the 150 that quit. IDK how many they have,but Houston has about 5200 and constantly complains they don’t have enough for the size of the city and the breadth of their coverage area. They also consistently fail to acknowledge that the Constable’s and Sheriff’s and DPS and Metro and ISD, and a variety of other agencies ALSO provide policing for the City and surrounds.

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  13. –SIX WEEKS of additional cops, to replace the 150 that quit. IDK how many they have,but Houston has about 5200 and constantly complains they don’t have enough for the size of the city and the breadth of their coverage area.

    I didn’t scroll down that far. My bad, but The Daily Mail wanted the sensationalism. Still, $500k to cover six weeks of payroll with benefits and expenses of putting personnel on the street means they’re getting 20, maybe, not 40.

    Cops in Minneapolis don’t work cheap. Derek Chauvin’s Windermere condo cost $200k in 2011 according to Orange County, FL records. Regardless of how he earned the money to pay the mortgage (refinanced recently!) with side gigs, he had to show stable income with enough discretionary cash to cover ~ $2000 monthly.

    Maybe the wife’s family had money, but something tells me he’s not the only Minneapolis cop dreaming of retirement playing golf in Tiger Woods old neighborhood outside Orlando. I’ll bet the Property Appraiser has other Minneapolis, MN PO Boxes as mailing addresses for the property tax trim notices covering other condos in that complex.

    I guess they don’t need the cops beyond the end of the Christmas shopping season. Looting will make January inventory easy at Target.


  14. constantly complains they don’t have enough

    Have any government “work”ers in all of history said they had enough people and budget?

  15. WRT to cops killing criminals on the street:

    When a cop tries to stop someone and that subject displays a gun, that act is interpreted as a “Voluntary Self-Imposed Death Sentence”.

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  16. Ah, reminds me of the DAK catalog, one of the most fun to read. Still going.

    Ahh, I remember DAK…and Heathkit, Lafayette and Radio Shack.

    And speaking of paper catalogs, there’s always the McMaster Carr, currently about 4,000 pages.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMaster-Carr#Catalog
    Current edition: https://www.ebay.com/itm/McMaster-Carr-Catalog-126-NIB-/193716476341
    Vintage edition: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1960-McMASTER-CARR-INDUSTRIAL-SUPPLY-CATALOG-66-ASBESTOS-TOOLS-1600-pages-/164427269518
    Interesting to see their Teletype address on the cover.

    @nick; something to keep an eye out for at estate sales.

  17. Interesting to see their Teletype address on the cover.

    A lot of the world still runs on tech that communicates at 9600 baud or less.

  18. And now for your daily WTF? moment,

    Why is meat consumption such a controversial topic? And how important are gender aspects in the debate?

    German state-owned media. Their PBS.

    Women good. Men bad. Not much different than our PBS.

  19. “The drama continues, with a “President Elect” that isn’t yet, and a disaster in the making. I’m beginning to lose hope.”

    Currently an estimated crowd of 8-10,000 Trump supporters congregated in DC.

    Whether or not the Trump team has something, the smart strategy is to keep their friggin’ mouths shut, especially before the Loeffler-Warnock runoff in Georgia on Jan. 5.

    Let Rudy run around the media outlets making their case about the election being manipulated. Giuliani was on with the San Antonio drive time host yesterday afternoon.

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  20. This seems to be the ultimate strategy (albeit a longshot – hence the ‘2024 option’ as a fallback…
    https://www.wbap.com/news/dershowitz-trump-seeks-to-deny-biden-270-puts-election-in-house/

    More from Axios:https://www.axios.com/trump-electoral-college-biden-68d94e27-ace7-4da8-9e22-af7a62fe5149.html
    And for some reason I am recalling this House of Cards episode: https://ew.com/recap/house-of-cards-season-5-episode-4/
    “This is what the Underwoods wanted. Once they realized they had no chance of winning, they wanted the results to be questioned. They wanted the election to look like a complete mess. They got their wish. As Claire and Frank watch the chaos unfold with smiles on their faces, Will and Hannah look on with devastation, unsure of how to proceed now that the White House is no longer theirs.”

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  21. Ahh, I remember DAK…and Heathkit, Lafayette and Radio Shack.

    Built lots of Heathkits. Don’t forget Eico. Small, but they made some great stuff.

  22. All for Biden. None for Trump.

    Which isn’t true.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-wi-pa-mi-vote-spikes/fact-check-vote-spikes-in-wisconsin-michigan-and-pennsylvania-do-not-prove-election-fraud-idUSKBN27Q307

    Have there been fraudlent vote? Yes. But probably in the hundreds, scattered here and there. If the Democrats were able to conjure all these votes, they would have taken the Senate race and not lost all those House seats. Control of the Senate is as critical to their plans as the White House.

    Sorry, I do not trust the Reuters fact check service.

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  23. Sorry, I do not trust the Reuters fact check service.

    Trust in (almost?) every institution has been the predominant casualty of 2020.

    Are there any left that we can still trust?

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  24. OK, I have the first movie for the Joseph R. Biden Memorial Re-education Camp. “I Am Greta”. You will initially watch the movie a dozen times in a row with no potty breaks.

    *Another* “Children of the Corn” remake? Geesh, now that’s two since the 80s original.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gccY6r71fwU

    I guess “Moonstruck” won’t be on the list for movie night at the Biden Memorial camp.

  25. Sorry, I do not trust the Reuters fact check service.

    Because they disagree with your ‘echo space’? Because they have been incorrect before?

    Maybe a Milwakee paper fact check? https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/wisconsin-didnt-find-ballots-stop-count-voter-fraud-claims-untrue-politifact/6165435002/

    Information from ‘Five-Thirty-Eight’ (the apparent source of the original claim) is a great source for conspiracy theories and vote ‘fake news’.

    Or maybe Politifact? https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/nov/04/viral-image/no-these-fivethirtyeight-graphs-dont-prove-voter-f/

    Or maybe a WI TV stations? https://www.wsaw.com/2020/11/06/fact-checking-election-misinformation/

    Reminds me of an old saying …

    “Don’t bother me with the facts, my mind is made up!”

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  26. seems to me that the SIZE of the event doesn’t matter past a critical point, although the article makes much of exceeding the state’s arbitrary limit of 50 people. What seems more important is the cross pollination of bringing together people from different areas, who then take it back to their local populations-especially ‘captive’ and closely held populations like jails and care homes.

    The size does matter, but it is probably not a linear function; maybe that is what you mean. It appears that a single local person brought the infection to the wedding reception. In a gathering like that (50+ people, no masks or distancing), one infected person will expose some, but probably not all, of the other guests. In smaller gatherings, the infected person will probably expose all of the others. There is probably some upper limit to the number of people one infected person is likely to expose during a gathering, no matter how large it is. However, the larger the gathering, the more likely that there will be infected people attending. This incident provides an example of how many people (apparently about 29, if I’m reading the diagram correctly) one pre-symptomatic person is likely to directly infect at an inside gathering with no masks or distancing.

  27. “Western Digital Changes Its Reported Drive Speeds to Reflect Reality”
    https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/317327-western-digital-changes-its-reported-drive-speeds-to-reflect-reality

    “Western Digital has made some changes to how it brands its WD Red Plus hard drive family after taking heat for its decision to mislabel its hard drive speeds earlier this year. At the time, individual customers performed some rather clever acoustic analysis to confirm that the hard drives Western Digital claimed were 5400 RPM drives were actually 7200 RPM drives.”

    How very strange to under represent your capabilities.

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  28. It appears that a single local person brought the infection to the wedding reception. In a gathering like that (50+ people, no masks or distancing), one infected person will expose some, but probably not all, of the other guests.

    IIRC, in Atlanta, a funeral attended by 500 people was an important early infection vector in the African American community.

    I don’t believe that the size of the gathering is a factor as the importance of attending is to the praticipants. This is a unique pandemic in that the sick are not required by law to remain at home, and the importance the media places on asymptomatic “super carriers” as justification for lockdowns provides cover for individuals to make truly selfish decisions out of “FOMO”.

    Here in Austin, FOMO seems directly proportional to the posibility that alcohol will be consumed in mass quantities. Numbers in Texas in general were on the decline and hospitalizations were manageable, even in El Paso, until the bars were allowed to reopen. Of course, it would be politically impossible to just close the bars again … at least until football season ends.

  29. Here in Austin, FOMO seems directly proportional to the posibility that alcohol will be consumed in mass quantities. Numbers in Texas in general were on the decline and hospitalizations were manageable, even in El Paso, until the bars were allowed to reopen. Of course, it would be politically impossible to just close the bars again … at least until football season ends.

    This is what I do not understand. I had a very bad cold back in February. Quite possibly the Covid. Who knows since I did not get tested other than for the flu, which was negative. But I did not give it to my father-in-law whom I visited for three hours in his nursing home on Thursday before the fever started on Friday evening. Nor did I give it to my wife or my daughter when I got home.

    This disease is very strange in its infection patterns. And it is very strange in its people who it infects and takes to the death. It is almost as if there is a genetic component that it is looking for.


  30. OK, I have the first movie for the Joseph R. Biden Memorial Re-education Camp. “I Am Greta”. You will initially watch the movie a dozen times in a row with no potty breaks.

    let the HOW DARE YOU! healing begin

  31. And Mr. RickH gets the most emojis I’ve ever seen here.

    Report to Greta for counseling. Or, 50 lashes with a wet noodle. Your choice.

    But, as Dr. Bob stated, this place is for *unsocial* media.

    So keep up the good work, all.

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  32. And Mr. RickH gets the most emojis I’ve ever seen here.

    Well, I suspect ballot stuffing. (And I can prove it.)

    While the up/down thumbs are limited to one vote per person, you can add emojis an unlimited number of times. Haven’t found an emoji plugin that has a one vote limit.

    But I will note, IMHO, that several commenters here do like their conspiracy theories. That’s OK, since this place is here for open dialog. There are comments that are otherwise worthwhile.

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  33. Meat has become so cheap that it is often a part of the everyday diet

    –for me this is the money quote of the article. The hidden assumptions buried in that one sentence could be unpacked into an entire graduate thesis. The main component though is “culture of scarcity” vs “culture of abundance”. Europe, for reasons that should be obvious, *cough* wwi, wwii, socialism *cough*, has a deeply rooted culture of scarcity. The USA has a deeply rooted culture of abundance. While the US has moved toward limits and scarcity, and Europe has move toward abundance, the cultural programming runs deep.

    As world economies crash, the Euros might fare better adjusting to the reality, than the Americans. For the third world, it will be old home week, and still better than shitholistan.

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  34. WRT superspreaders, all this talk of asymptomatic carriers is mostly built on top of the idea that the tests are accurate. WE KNOW THEY ARE NOT. Some of them are terrible and many have been so bad they were withdrawn.

    WRT size of events, above a certain threshold, what seems to matter more is bringing outsiders together. You could have 50 people from the same family unit or small town get together, or 1000, if no one in that group has it, you don’t get an event. When you start bringing people together from disparate areas breaking your defacto social isolation, who then RETURN to those areas, you get spread. 50 vs 55? FFS. Another example of the left’s belief in incantation, magic, and signs. My point even mentioning it was the article repeated it 3? maybe 4 times like THAT was the cause. “If ONLY they’d followed the rules and stayed under 50 guests…” No, if only the people that were sick had self isolated until they were SURE they were not covid cases, this whole thing wouldn’t have been a big deal.

    The sick person that attended the wedding. The sick person that went to school mtg. The sick person that went to work in the care home, and the one in the jail… Absent the sick people breaking the rules, you don’t get the spread.

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  35. While the up/down thumbs are limited to one vote per person, you can add emojis an unlimited number of times. Haven’t found an emoji plugin that has a one vote limit.

    I was able to emoji stuff (LOL) but only once per emoji type. Must go back and add more emojis.

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  36. I was able to emoji stuff (LOL) but only once per emoji type.

    Yes, the code in the plugin allows that emoji stuffing.

    But the plugin also keeps track of who does the stuffing. And I know who you are. [Evil laugh…}

    As perhaps others do…. 🙂

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  37. The sick person that attended the wedding. The sick person that went to school mtg. The sick person that went to work in the care home, and the one in the jail… Absent the sick people breaking the rules, you don’t get the spread.

    You forgot the sick person who was sent from the hospital to the nursing home on purpose. That was absolutely freaking crazy. “NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes”
    https://apnews.com/article/b29d0a5eb51a5aed21d5efe132c33374

  38. I was able to emoji stuff (LOL) but only once per emoji type.

    Yes, the code in the plugin allows that emoji stuffing.

    But the plugin also keeps track of who does the stuffing. And I know who you are. [Evil laugh…}

    As perhaps others do….

    Facecrack tells you who put the emojies on a posting. That way it is open to all.


  39. Sorry, I do not trust the Reuters fact check service.

    All you have to do is look at the graphs from 538 that started this claim of a million votes added. They don’t support it.

  40. I haven’t looked at this particular article but I don’t trust Reuters because of their long history of bias, particularly pro-islamic terrorist and anti-western civilization.

    That could be their only area of bias, but that doesn’t seem likely to me.

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  41. This is a unique pandemic in that the sick are not required by law to remain at home

    This week our great granddaughter (7 yrs) called to say she wasn’t going to school for 2 weeks. It seems that another girl at her table declared last Tuesday “Guess what, I have covid”. The school wasn’t sure if she actually tested positive or was making it up so they put her whole group into quarantine. The idea that you could knowingly send an infected kid to school without punishment is horrifying. But De Blasio forced nursing homes to accept infected and brags about his superb handling of the virus. He should be facing hundreds if not thousands of 3rd degree murder charges.

  42. Geez, not healing:

    h/t twitchy.com

    MSNBC panelist explains how white women weaponize their identities against black men to protect their privilege

    LET THE HEALING BEGIN!

    Followed the link; the twitchy page was almost instantly replaced by a Google message:

    404. That’s an error.

    The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

    NOT the first time that’s happened. What’s going on?

  43. Geez, not healing:

    h/t twitchy.com

    MSNBC panelist explains how white women weaponize their identities against black men to protect their privilege

    LET THE HEALING BEGIN!

    Followed the link; the twitchy page was almost instantly replaced by a Google message:

    404. That’s an error.

    The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

    NOT the first time that’s happened. What’s going on?

    Are you using Google Chrome ? Works fine in FireFox for me.

  44. Are you using Google Chrome ? Works fine in FireFox for me.

    Using Waterfox, a FF derivative.


  45. NOT the first time that’s happened. What’s going on?

    That occasionally happens to me on a Mac using Safari.

    Maybe Google is effing with them?

    Calling Mr. RickH! Conspiracy in the making!

    /tinfoil hat


  46. Because they disagree with your ‘echo space’? Because they have been incorrect before?

    Maybe a Milwakee paper fact check? https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/wisconsin-didnt-find-ballots-stop-count-voter-fraud-claims-untrue-politifact/6165435002/

    Information from ‘Five-Thirty-Eight’ (the apparent source of the original claim) is a great source for conspiracy theories and vote ‘fake news’.

    Or maybe Politifact? https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/nov/04/viral-image/no-these-fivethirtyeight-graphs-dont-prove-voter-f/

    Or maybe a WI TV stations? https://www.wsaw.com/2020/11/06/fact-checking-election-misinformation/

    Reminds me of an old saying …

    “Don’t bother me with the facts, my mind is made up!”

    –@Rick, I’m gonna have to call the pot black here… those three sources you listed share funding and worldview. The reporter contributes to Politifact, and his other articles are all of a similar nature, especially the Kyle R one where he omits that one of the shot protesters is holding a gun, which was clearly visible in the video. It all has the flavor of “who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” His coauthor usually writes about health issues.

    With a few exceptions, Politifact has a left leaning donor list, including Gorge Soros, who is no friend to the US or fair and honest elections. He’s widely funded campaigns for prosecutors and states attorneys across the US and particularly the ones choosing to not prosecute antifa and BLM rioters.

    The TV station seems to be the most straightforward factual reporting but still manages to interject editorial words, and basically just quotes her saying that they count the ballots they receive, and does little to address WHERE those ballots might have originated, while at the same time being dismissive of even the possibility of fraud- while we’ve seen many instances of the possibility if not the actuality of fraud. You can’t dismiss the possibility off hand PARTICULARLY if it’s your job to ensure fair and honest elections. The author also misquotes Trump’s tweet, which is pretty easy to check given that the article links to it, and attempts to gaslight readers about how it was long expected that absentee ballots would favor Democrats. IIRC, that was first in the news cycle only a week before the election. There are other issues as well, but as far as “echo chambers” go, Mr Kettle, meet Mr Pot….

    On a more meta level, Wisconsin has a long tradition of the same sort of shenanigans that the Chicago mob and Chicago politicians have gotten up to over the last oh so many years. In other words, Wisconsin has a long history of political corruption and criminality.

    I’m going to let this play out. I’m dismayed by the attitudes expressed by the press and about half the public that comes down to an assertion – there wasn’t any cheating, there never has been any cheating, and there’s no need for any investigating- followed by a form of concern trolling, give it up, you’re embarassing yourself and us. My feeling is that if you are sure everything was honest and above board, you’d welcome the opportunity to show how well you executed your duty to the public. That is not what I’m seeing.

    At this point, as I’ve said elsewhere, the disaster we know about is already here. I’m just dealing with things as they are. The disaster I can see coming is the one I’m trying to pay attention to, and prepare for. A Biden presidency, if he actually does anything, will be an economic disaster. The social and political aspects will be a disaster. All the gains we’ve made internationally and domestically will be undone. Well, except for the court appointments. We get to keep those.

    Who knows? Maybe like Charlie Brown, the right leaning 72 million will wait and see for another 4 years. But maybe they’ll just decide that Lucy needs to stop a bullet. And that will be the end of even this pale shadow of the America I grew up in. That’s what this election means, that’s what the unaddressed appearance of cheating will do.

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  47. This is a hilarious old clip of all Fox/Sinclair stations jumping on the bandwagon like lemmings:

    ‘This is extremely dangerous to our democracy’: James Woods tweets video showing the memo has gone out

    I don’t know what’s worse: reading anything given them (for a buck), or, taking the moral high ground over social media. Liars!

    h/t twitchy.com (Googles gonna get ’em)

    LET THE HEALING BEGIN, DANGIT!

    Followed the link and was again Google-404-ed. Same thing happened when I clicked on the article directly at twitchy.com.

    Paging RickH! RickH to the conspiracy phone, please!

    I remember that story or one like it, wherein were displayed numerous clips of local news stations all parroting exactly the same Democrat party line.

    The local stations here in NO have all drunk the same “President -Elect Biden (And Don’t You dare Dispute it!!!)” Koolaid. Completely unwatchable.

  48. Costco run today, a quick trip to check their computer monitors and buy kitty litter.

    Lots of things seem to be fully stocked, but everyone is heading out the door with TP again.

    New mask policy as of Monday — if you don’t have a mask due to a medical reason, you must have a face shield.

  49. @Nick
    Clarifying my earlier comment about JD, I was actually thinking back to the IBM mainframe days of the 60’s and 70’s, when IBM machines had to run IBM software on contract, but service might not be as prompt as one wished.

    The part story in question came from an acquaintance–I’m not familiar with newer equipment. After looking at the link, I see the issue. I had observed that the hp increment in JD tractors was too small to make any sense, and guessed at the reason. Now I know for sure.

  50. dismayed by the attitudes expressed by the press and about half the public

    Another good deflection which amounts to a lie is “well, if there was cheating, it was on both sides”. Right. One claim, unsubstantiated so far as I’ve heard, that a poll worker rigged an election for a friend running as a Republican for a small-town office is exactly the same the hundreds of reports and dozens of videos and handful of admissions recorded by Project Veritas, all favoring Democrats.

  51. Lots of things seem to be fully stocked, but everyone is heading out the door with TP again.

    Yup, I went to Sams Club last Thursday. Got some more Bounty but there was no Charmin Soft. I have a fairly big stash from HEB though, just in the 6 and 12 roll packs.

  52. The TV station seems to be the most straightforward factual reporting but still manages to interject editorial words, and basically just quotes her saying that they count the ballots they receive, and does little to address WHERE those ballots might have originated, while at the same time being dismissive of even the possibility of fraud- while we’ve seen many instances of the possibility if not the actuality of fraud.

    Gray Television — WSAW-TV — parent is publicly owned and based in Atlanta. They fund their own DC bureau, the current home of Greta Van Susteren after being fired by MSNBC.

    The only thing that makes me say “Hmmm…” is Van Susteren, who is known to be Scientolgist, but she was at Fox for years.

  53. “Election Witnesses: Kanye’s Michigan Votes Were Stolen by Joe Biden”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/election-witnesses-kanyes-michigan-votes-stolen-joe-biden/

    Something is really wrong here if this is true. True, Kanye joined the battle as a spoiler. But that is his right. To steal his votes was horribly wrong.

    So did 1,211 others. They all ran for president in 2020 for some reason as was their right.
    https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_registered_2020_presidential_candidates

  54. https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/11/14/21/35681218-8949081-image-a-37_1605389220030.jpg

    –but somehow sleepy joe won….

    n

    and he got more of the popular vote than Reagan…. somehow, despite barely campaigning.,,

    “Although the national popular vote does not determine the election outcome, Biden was ahead by more than 5.3 million votes, or 3.4 percentage points. His share of the popular vote, at 50.8%, was slightly higher than Ronald Reagan’s in 1980 when he defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter.”


  55. Costco run today, a quick trip to check their computer monitors and buy kitty litter.

    Lots of things seem to be fully stocked, but everyone is heading out the door with TP again.

    My Costco even had canned green beans yesterday! Limit two 12 can cases, $11.99/case.
    And I made the mistake of turning into the TP/PT/bottled water aisle against the flow of cart traffic and almost got knocked down twice by the hoards grabbing everything two at a time.

  56. My Costco even had canned green beans yesterday! Limit two 12 can cases, $11.99/case.

    Ours had Libby’s brand green beans today. Sam’s had Del Monte for a lot less yesterday

    We gave up on canned vegetables at Costco when they went organic.

  57. Something is really wrong here if this is true. True, Kanye joined the battle as a spoiler. But that is his right. To steal his votes was horribly wrong.

    I wasn’t messing around the other day when I noted that something weird happened to the Libertarian votes in GA. Half of the votes for the Libertarian in the Ossoff-Perdue race voted for their Presidential candidate, and that didn’t happen in 2016.

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