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  Joe Arpaio loses Republican primary for sheriff to his former chief deputy
Posted by: GenesisNemesis - 6 hours ago - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (4)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/politics/...index.html

Quote: (CNN)Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff known for his controversial hardline tactics against undocumented immigrants, lost his bid to win back his former position in Maricopa County.

Arpaio lost Tuesday's Republican primary for Maricopa County sheriff to his former chief deputy Jerry Sheridan by about 6,000 votes, according to the results from the Maricopa County Elections Department.

Sheridan will challenge the current Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, a Democrat and former Phoenix police officer, who ousted Arpaio in 2016.

Great. Fuck this guy and anyone who supports him. He even said he operated a "concentration camp" (see bottom of page). Just not even trying to hide it. If they don't want me to think they're Nazis, why do they keep doing stuff Nazis do?

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  Worker Safety
Posted by: GenesisNemesis - 7 hours ago - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (4)

Let's talk about worker safety! Today I almost got hit by a boxcutter, that was hanging like this:

[Image: 107329457_981005759011100_31332979675157...e=5F52A884]

I reported the issue and it was taken care of (at least at my station) but I left work early anyway, because fuck that. What safety issues have you experienced at your workplace, and what safety issues have you heard about?

Not to mention, from what I heard there have been several deaths at this particular warehouse for various reasons. They have been trying to emphasize safety more so it's not like they're doing totally nothing, however. Although, one could question how safe it is to be working overtime during a pandemic... stress definitely is not good for the immune system.

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  'Self-Centered Nationalism' Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster
Posted by: GenesisNemesis - Today, 04:21 AM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (1)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/0...ayor-warns

Quote:The mayor of Hiroshima on Thursday warned of the ongoing dangers of nationalism and militarism on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of the Japanese city by the United States on August 6, 1945.

"We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself," said Kazumi Matsui. "Civil society must reject self-centered nationalism and unite against all threats."

Matsui tied the current moment and ongoing Covid-19 outbreak to the struggles of the world during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which killed 50 million people worldwide.

"When the 1918 flu pandemic attacked a century ago, it took tens of millions of lives and terrorized the world because nations fighting World War I were unable to meet the threat together," said Matsui. "A subsequent upsurge in nationalism led to World War II and the atomic bombings."

I know most people here know this shit already, but we always need a reminder.

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  Time Out For Jerry Falwell Jr.
Posted by: Cheerful Charlie - Today, 01:02 AM - Forum: Atheism & Theism - Replies (12)

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/liberty...f-absence/

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On Friday, the board of the University encouraged Falwell to step down entirely.
“The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor,” the statement said, in part, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta.
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What a dumbass.  Why would that idiot post that photo?  Too much happy juice?  The lesson is, don't drink and post to twitter.

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  Happy Birthday, Astreja!
Posted by: Bcat - Yesterday, 10:29 PM - Forum: Announcements, Milestones, & Holidays - Replies (12)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Cake_Feast

Hope you enjoy your day!  Smile

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  Have you picked up any new hobbies, interests, or habits spending more time home?
Posted by: Bcat - Yesterday, 06:45 PM - Forum: Getting to Know You - Replies (13)

I find myself becoming a bit of a movie buff, how about you? Any new hobbies, interests, or habits that being at home more has brought out in you?

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  If you could pick one type of weather year round...
Posted by: Bcat - 08-06-2020, 06:04 PM - Forum: Getting to Know You - Replies (26)

What would you choose?

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  Two Articles For Those Who Think the GOP Will "Come to its Senses"
Posted by: Minimalist - 08-05-2020, 03:56 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (3)

Nope.  They are hell-bent on heading in the other direction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/us/po...party.html

Quote:Tennessee Republicans, Once Moderate and Genteel, Turn Toxic in the Trump Era

In the Senate primary race to replace Lamar Alexander, two candidates are fighting to see who can better emulate the president. It isn’t pretty.

Both of them suck.


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/maligna...servative/

Quote:‘Malignant’ GOP voters will keep backing ‘dumber and angrier’ candidates no matter what happens in November: Conservative

Quote:Even if the Republican Party suffers crippling losses in November’s election, that won’t solve the problem of the “malignant Republican voter.”
President Donald Trump’s conservative opponents have been publicly debating whether the GOP deserves to survive, but The Week columnist Damon Linker says reducing the party to cinders and ash won’t root out the party’s rotten core.

“The head of the party is a corrupt and malicious imbecile,” Linker wrote. “Republicans in Congress are a mix of Trump enablers, obstructionist-demagogues out to maximize the wealth of their donors, know-nothing conspiracist loons, and a few reformers experimenting with the most politically palatable way to blend nationalism with socialism. All of them are primarily motivated by the drive toward self-promotion within the right-wing media complex. And when we move further down the Republican hierarchy to the state and local level, things only get worse.”

The problem with the GOP is that what remains of their core voting block is every bit as crazy as the Orange Shitgibbon.

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  Raccoons, smart little rascals!
Posted by: Dancefortwo - 08-05-2020, 03:17 AM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (30)

Last night, in the middle of the night,  I heard a clanking noise outside and looked out the window to see a raccoon in the old tree house my husband built for our kids and saw him/her trying to pull up a plastic bucket hanging on a 8 ft rope.  He wanted to know what was in the bucket and couldn't quite get it up over the edge of the tree house floor to check it out.  He did it about 4 times before he got it into the tree house to discover nothing was in it.  

Today I saw a momma raccoon with two little cubs in the back yard trying to get up into the hammock which has a wooden frame and upholstered cushion to lay back on.  (It's a really cool hammock!)  She was pushing the hammock around. The babies were busy looking at other stuff in the back yard.    I wonder how smart raccoons are?  They have such amazing hands or paws or whatever they're called.  I'm seeing a lot of raccoons this year.  I wonder if it's because there was less traffic earlier in the Spring because of Covid 19 and fewer were hit by cars.

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  Favorite Pasta Dish?
Posted by: Bcat - 08-05-2020, 02:17 AM - Forum: Eats and Treats - Replies (26)

I love thin spaghetti with garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil.  So good! How about you? What's your favorite pasta dish?

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