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May 10, 2020

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (5/10/20)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in California.” Elon Musk


Quote II

And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.Barack Huesein Obama


Quote III

“I don’t keep my kids in the shadows… my children are very aware of what is going on and I think it is very important our children know how to handle themselves and have a freedom of speech, even at four,” Renee Altakrity


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Happy Mother's Day! H/T Tami

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Us Cheeseheads thought FIBs were bad. Not as bad as Massholes.

The owner of a Massachusetts ice cream parlor closed its doors just one day after reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic in response to how angry customers mistreated a teenage employee.

Mark Lawrence, who for 19 years has operated Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour in Mashpee, a small town on Cape Cod, waited to reopen his shop under the state’s restaurant guidelines until Mother’s Day weekend.


But Friday’s grand reopening turned into a harsh lesson for the small business, according to Lawrence, who told FOX25 Boston that customers frustrated with having to wait longer for their ice cream after the shop grew busy took their anger out on his staff.

“One of my best workers quit yesterday at the end of her shift,” he said. “But the words she was called and the language, you wouldn’t even say in a men’s locker room. And to say it to a 17-year-old kid, they should be ashamed of themselves.”


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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts seems to be the center of news stories. It is said that sunlight is the best disinfectant.

A Mattapan video vigilante faces numerous charges after being arrested outside Massachusetts General Hospital where police say he was recording the emergency ramp at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

John L. McCullough, 41, was charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and threats to do bodily harm after police say he refused to stop recording Sunday evening.

“I informed him that I could not make him stop filming but I asked him to stop out of respect to patient privacy,” the arresting officer wrote in a police report obtained by the Herald through a public records request.

“He continued to film the ramp and I again asked him not to film the ramp out of respect for the patient and to imagine how he would feel if the patient was a family member of his or if he were the patient,” the officer added


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If they want to be sovereign, Cut off every damn red cent of "Foreign Aid". Hell, might as well place a blockade around them as well.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has warned two tribes of Sioux that she will take “necessary” legal action if the tribes don’t remove checkpoints from state and U.S. highways.

The Sioux believe they have a sovereign right to protect their reservations and everyone on it. The governor doesn’t disagree but says setting up checkpoints on non-tribal lands is illegal.


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Paul Joseph Watson, Language Warning


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The music world lost a very influential pioneer over the weekend. RIP, Little Richard.

"To join Little Richard." —Bob Dylan, writing his life's ambition in his high school yearbook

"Little Richard is one of the true founding fathers of rock & roll and a huge influence and inspiration to every musician I know, including me." —Joe Walsh

"I could do Little Richard's voice, which is a wild, hoarse, screaming thing, it's like an out-of-body experience. You have to leave your current sensibilities and go about a foot above your head to sing it. You have to actually go outside yourself... A lot of people were fans of Little Richard so I used to sing his stuff but there came a point when I wanted one of my own, so I wrote 'I'm Down.'" —Paul McCartney

"Little Richard is a great originator. He was right there at the start, a thrilling performer." —Chuck Berry

"The first rock 'n' roll record I listened to was 'The Girl Can't Help It,' by Little Richard." —Rod Stewart

"Elvis [Presley] inspired my sideburns, but Little Richard inspired me for vocals. He had the purest, most joyous rock ’n’ roll voice." —Lemmy

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Get your motor runnin'. Head out on the highway. Lookin' for adventure. And whatever comes our way.

The Million Dollar Highway stretches about 25 miles through Colorado and is formally known as U.S. 550 but got its name from the original 12 miles that were hand-carved by Otto Mears in the latter half of the 19th century. He dug this route to transport ore from Silverton to Ouray where it could be moved by train.

Lots of myths surround the nickname of the highway, but its genesis is most likely from a comment made at a planning meeting in 1921. The goal of the meeting was to rebuild the highway. As contracts for the work were reviewed someone commented that the work would add up to about a million dollars. He kept referring to the road is “this million dollar highway” and voila!


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When life hands you lemons. Make lemonade?

Dublin priest comes up with genius social distancing solution by hearing confessions in car park
The snap of the priest shows his ingenious setup as he has confession booths set up in the church car park in St Mark's Church in Tallaght

Recently I've had an opportunity to participate in appointments that should be held in person rather than online. My disdain at the moment knows no bounds.

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The ONT Musical Interlude

(Happy Mother's Day Edition)

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“The cast of characters and their personalities, musically and personally, made for a very eventful and humorous chapter in Zappa’s career. Frank had a blast with these guys. Their sound was unique, their humor was like no other and yet their time was ultimately short-lived.” “Zappa Vaultmeister” Joe Travers
H/T Pete Seria


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Creativity and "camping" equal Genius Award Winner.

Report: Man caught camping on Disney’s Discovery Island says it was ‘tropical paradise'
Richard McGuire banned from Walt Disney World property


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Their Mothers should be quite proud. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Two Teens Found And Returned $600 In Cash. Minutes Later, An Elderly Man Returned Looking For It


Two teenagers in Prarie Grove, Arkansas, are being praised for returning hundreds of dollars they found in a grocery store.


High School Sophomores Kylee Kruse and Aidan Martin were shopping for groceries at Harps when they stumbled across six hundred dollars folded in half on the floor.

Instead of pocketing the cash, they decided to turn it over to a store employee.

"Obviously it wasn't like an easy, simple, 'okay let's just turn it in', but we knew we had to do the right thing," Kruse told the local station. "It felt really good. We knew it belonged to somebody and that we needed to get it back to who it belonged to."


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 5-10-2020


Top 10 commenters:
1 [721 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts' [101.20 posts/day]
2 [483 comments] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
3 [425 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
4 [385 comments] 'Aetius451AD'
5 [373 comments] 'rickb223'
6 [359 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
7 [351 comments] 'qdpsteve'
8 [347 comments] 'runner'
9 [342 comments] 'grammie winger'
10 [338 comments] 'JackStraw'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [266 names] 'Big Mike' [37.34 unique names/day]
2 [66 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [49 names] '18-1'
4 [37 names] ' freaked'
5 [33 names] 'The Otters'
6 [32 names] 'A Scold of Karens'
7 [29 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [24 names] 'Damn, I feel old'
9 [23 names] 'Commissar Hrothgar'
10 [23 names] 'Axeman'

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