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June 28, 2020

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (6/28/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The fundamental starting point is, yes, we’ve bought the wrong satellites,” Dr Bleddyn Bowen, a space policy expert at the University of Leicester


Quote II

“Centuries of institutionalized oppression will not be undone overnight, for racism in America is as structural as the marble pillars of this very institution,” the Democrat added. “With the power of the pen we must legislate accountability, dismantle these systems, and move in the direction of justice and healing. The Justice in Policing Act is a critical step forward, and I applaud the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus.”Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA)


Quote III

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have just as easily discouraged protests, short of condemning their message, in the name of public health and exercised discretion to suspend enforcement for public safety reasons instead of encouraging what they knew was a flagrant disregard of the outdoor limits and social distancing rules. They could have also been silent. But by acting as they did, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment.U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe


Quote IV

“They believe that in this current moment, the chaos that surrounds us is signaling the potential for an impending second civil war which, believe it or not, they are hoping for because they believe that will rid the United States of all its problems,”Devin Burghart, executive director of the National Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights.


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The Comment of The Week


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For being selected this week's winner Tom Servo wins a one year Tissue subscription to the AoSHQ and a case of Troll-B-GoneTM


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Politicians, from the lowest level to upper echelons only care about themselves.

Several Minneapolis City Council members who have received death threats following their calls to defund the police after the death of George Floyd have been assigned private security details -- reportedly costing the city $4,500 a day in taxpayer dollars.


According to information obtained by Fox News, the city has spent $63,000 on private security over the last three weeks.

“The names of the people getting security details are not public,” a city spokesperson told Fox News Saturday.

The names of three council members who are receiving private security detail have already been made public, two of whom interviewed with local affiliate Fox 9 on Friday. The spokesperson did not respond to Fox News' questions about whether or not there were additional council members receiving security detail


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Hey Karen Nancy, FOAD


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Meet a Karen trapped in a Lloyd's body. The shit I sift through for ONT content.

Fireworks are Booming, Earlier and Louder Than Ever
For reasons nobody quite understands, fireworks are everywhere.
By Lloyd Alter
Updated June 26, 2020

I will state this up front: I hate fireworks. They are loud and they are dangerous and they are polluting and they scare my dogs and my kids and me. This year, I hate them more than ever; for reasons nobody quite understands, they are ubiquitous weeks before the Fourth of July. According to Gothamist, noise complaints related to fireworks in New York City are up a crazy 4,000% over last year. But it’s not just New York; according to the Associated Press, “They’ve become a nightly nuisance ringing out from Connecticut to California, angering sleep-deprived residents and alarming elected officials.”

Don't self-identify as Lloyd.


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Yes, CNN is f*cking fake and distorted news. They do not make any effort at hiding their disdain of President Trump.

Seriously can’t even BELIEVE that WaPo tried to get away with this headline on dangerous Democrat-controlled cities


Yeah look I know that headline isn’t very informative but I am stunned. Shook as they say on Twitter. You think the media can’t possibly surprise you anymore and then they do … this.

I still can’t believe it as I’m typing it. “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t,” reads the headline. It’s an “analysis” article. The headline is conveys a big GOTCHA point, right? Trump the liar keeps claiming that crime-filled cities are a democrat problem but that’s a big fat lie!!!!!!

It’s a lie and here’s our PROOF!!!


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Practice makes perfect. Or does it?

In 1993, Swedish psychologist K. Anders Ericsson set out to find the secret to turning a typical teen into a violin virtuoso. His answer? Practice: 10,000 hours of it. The figure, a simple average of a few prodigies’ regimens, stuck; journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell even dubbed it “the magic number of greatness” in his 2008 book Outliers.

The concept of ”practice makes perfect” has been drilled into the heads of ambitious youths since the Roman Empire. Anyone can be the next LeBron James, Yo-Yo Ma, or Celine Dion as long as they can devote enough time to honing their craft. But can it be that simple? Not every expert agrees. While training is essential to learning, spending a chunk of your life trying something over and over doesn’t mean you’ll go pro, says Zach Hambrick, a psychologist at Michigan State University.

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You don't need to wear no stinkin' mask. And the exemption card isn't going to work.

The Department of Justice is now warning that a card circulating online is falsely claiming its holder is lawfully exempt from wearing a mask.

A recently issued alert by the department is urging the public not to heed information printed on the fraudulent cards, which purport to carry the authority of the "Freedom to Breathe Agency," which is neither a federal nor a state agency.

The fake card states that wearing a mask will incur mental or physical risk for the holder. The card also posits that the Americans with Disabilities Act forbids raising questions about the health condition aggravated by mask usage. Penalties are threatened if a business owner does not act accordingly.

"If found in violation of the ADA you could face steep penalties. Organizations and businesses can be fined up to $75,000 for your first violation and $150,000 for any subsequent violations. Denying access to your business/organization will be also reported to FTBA for further actions," the card reads, according to images that have been posted online.


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The ONT Musical Interlude

The Zappa requests keep coming....................


June 27, 1966 - Frank Zappa
The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music's first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa's perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music. via thisdayinmusic.com



On this day: 28 Jun 1975
American singer songwriter Tim Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. This was Buckley's last ever show, he died the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose aged 28. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Yesterday on that day: 2002 - John Entwistle
One day before the scheduled first show of The Who's 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold and unresponsive. The Las Vegas medical examiner determined that death was due to a heart attack induced by an undetermined amount of cocaine. via thisdayinmusic.com


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I'm not a doctor, don't play one on TV and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. So I don't know if this board member has problems or is a Genius Award Winner.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Parents are outraged after seeing a school board member for Western Heights in Oklahoma City drink a beer during a recent meeting.

Many parents are now questioning every decision she’s made and others are calling for her resignation.

“She’s voting on stuff that has to do with a bunch of money and has to do with our students and has to do with the community,” Western Heights Parent Brianna Dodd told KFOR. “She could possibly be highly intoxicated.”

On Thursday night, board member Linda Farley made a motion, then, while President Robert Everman was calling for a second to the motion, you could see Farley take a sip from a Corona Extra bottle.

And Western Heights Parent Brianna Karen Dodd could possibly be attractive and fun to be around. However, it is highly unlikely. See a Cob can use her flawed logic.

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Until the Food Police shut her down, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day

After Michelle Brenner was furloughed from her job at a menswear store in Gig Harbor, Wash, she decided to make herself a huge pan of lasagna. Then she got on her community Facebook page and wrote that frozen, store-bought lasagna could not compare to the real Italian homemade deal.

She followed up with an offer: "If any of you want some fresh homemade, no calorie counting lasagna, please let me know and I will gladly prepare it."

Brenner set aside her $1,200 stimulus check to buy ingredients, and the requests began to trickle in. First from a retired neighbor, then an out-of-work friend. Soon, many people started showing up, including strangers.

Nearly three months and more than 1,000 pans later, Brenner is still at it. About eight hours a day, seven days a week, she helps feed people in her community - from hospital workers and first responders to single parents struggling without paychecks.


Weekly commenter stats for week of 6-28-2020


Top 10 commenters:
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3 [480 comments] 'Tom Servo'
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Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
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2 [57 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [54 names] 'Notorious BFD'
4 [45 names] 'Bete'
5 [43 names] 'I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper'
6 [41 names] 'Count de Monet'
7 [38 names] 'Science'
8 [32 names] 'Two Weeks From Surfing Porn to Find My Future Wife'
9 [27 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
10 [27 names] 'just here for the jokes'

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