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August 10, 2020

Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/10/20)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The number of conservative successes achieved by the insufferable Never Trump Fredocons in the two decades before Trump came along and broke and humiliated them. None. Kurt Schlichter


Quote II

This state is bankrupt because they’re incompetent. They’re not going to become competent if you give them more money. They’ve they’ve managed the money that they got very poorly. They already have high taxes. There’s a 13.5 state income tax here in California, and the place is still fucked up.Joe Rogan


Quote III

As Police Commissioner and District Attorney, your primary jobs are public safety, not politics. You are failing. Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner

Quote IV

“I am all for peaceful protests, even against me, but this was anything but peaceful,”

“The irony in all of this is that they chanted Black Lives Matter the entire time, but had zero regard for any of the black children that live there or me, a black man,Wisconsin police officer Joseph Mensah


Quote V

"The stress that I felt in the U.S. and concern for my husband and son was gone. It was more of a weight than I had ever realized.” Najoh Tita-Reid


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Language Alert: NSFW

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Being the chief executive of Chicago is tougher than pickin' out that stylin' flannel shirt is all I'm sayin'. And by all means don't go baitin' the Mayor.

Reporter: "It almost sounds as though you're saying this is... the reason this happens is that the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job. That they were going too easy on the looters from the last time around."

Chief Brown: "Don't take it from me, just go by what's been done. There were no consequences for the people arrested."

Mayor Lightfoot: "Don't bait us. Do not bait us. Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don't bait us. What we're saying is, as a result of what happened last night there have to be consequences. We've got teams of people that are aggressively out there, identifying the people responsible, looking at the plates, and we're going to bring them to justice. But when we do, and we do make those arrests, our expectation is that this is going to be treated with the level of seriousness that it should be. Period. Don't try to bait us, mischaracterize, pittin' one against the other, we're not playin' that. We are in a serious situation here, and we need a serious response. That's what we're sayin' period."

Reporter: "I'm not trying to bait you ma'am."

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Paul Joseph Watson explains the Attack of Corona Karens. Of course the language is NSFW

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From a friend of the AoSHQ who wishes to remain anonymous. You can make good money in the Swamp if you learn to code.

And just think, I got a timeout on Twitter for telling that to Jake Tapper.


From the same friend comes the following an upcoming EPA event. It certainly appears they appreciate diversity of thought. NOT!

Read-Watch-Listen Antiracism Discussion Forum Resources “No one becomes “not racist,” despite a tendency by Americans to identify themselves that way. We can only strive to be “antiracist” on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.” – Ibram Kendi

Things to Read:
Book List
How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram Kendi Follow along with book club discussion questions
Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility - Dorceta E. Taylor
FATAL INVENTION: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century – Dorothy Roberts
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain - Langston Hughes
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do – Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt
So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
Things to Read: Short Reads:
Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing - Anneliese A. Singh
7 Ways we Know Systemic Racism is Real – Ben & Jerry’s
First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources for White People - Julia Wuench
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh
Things to Listen to:
Talking Race with Young Children
This Is How I Feel: A Playlist by Young Black Listeners
1619 – The New York Times
Momentum: A Race Forward
Episode 7, June 8th, 2020: BLACK LIVES MATTER
Travis Jones: How Can White People Be Better Allies to People Of Color? - NPR
Things to Watch:
Reverse Racism: Fear of a Brown Planet – Aamer Rahman
How to Build an Antiracist World – Ibram Kendi
I am Not your Negro – Based on James Baldwin’s book, “Remember this House”
Selma – Ava DuVernay
Dear White People – Justin Simien
RACE-The Power of an Illusion – PBS

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

Mention of or referral to commercial products or services, and/or links to non-EPA sites does not imply official EPA endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, or products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Mention of commercial products/services on non-EPA websites is provided solely as a pointer to information on topics related to environmental protection that may be useful to EPA staff and the public.


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I do try to put myself in the other person's shoes. However, in this case I'm really having a hard time to get the shoe to fit and feel half way comfy. As the Bible says, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."

Scraping By On $500,000 A Year: Why It’s So Hard For High Income Earners To Escape The Rat Race


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One of life's basic tenets is, "Follow the money". Why would Dr. Anthony Fauci say that the chances of developing an effective Covid vaccine are not great? My guess, he won't be able to personally profit from it.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday said it's highly unlikely a coronavirus vaccine with 98 percent effectiveness will be developed.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said a vaccine that is 50 percent or 60 percent effective would be acceptable, although 75 percent would be preferred.

“The chances of it being 98 percent effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach,” Fauci said during a Q&A with Brown University School of Public Health.

“You’ve got to think of the vaccine as a tool to be able to get the pandemic to no longer be a pandemic, but to be something that’s well-controlled,” Fauci said.

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She was good enough to blow him. But he's afraid she might be on a dead end course.

WILLIE BROWN TO KAMALA HARRIS: DON’T JOIN BIDEN’S TICKET
Willie Brown was instrumental in launching Kamala Harris’ political career, so I guess he has standing to give her career advice. His advice is that Harris should say “no” to Joe Biden if he offers her a place on the Democratic ticket.

Here is Brown’s rationale:

[T]he vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end. For every George H.W. Bush, who ascended from the job to the presidency, there’s an Al Gore, who never got there.

True, the vice president does have an advantage the next time the party needs a new nominee, which in Biden’s case could be four years from now. But in the meantime, the vice president has no real power and little chance to accomplish anything independent of the president.

Basically, no one takes the vice president seriously after election day. Just ask Mike Pence.


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My kind of Granny......................

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(H/T LadyL)


No word if LadyL has that sticker on the back of her tank...............


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Socialism sucks. What occurs when you combine socialism and ineptitude? Venezuela. Throw in Covid-19 and isolation and you really have a bleak existence.

It’s easy to shroud oneself in gloom and doom, the country’s situation literally hands those two things to you. The past has been torturous, the present has become chaotic, and the future ever so uncertain. Time slips from your fingers faster than the country’s undead currency, months of quarantine have already passed, and before you know it, most of the year is gone already. The hopelessness and nihilism sink their claws into your psyche, the anxiety ferments and infects your mind, and lastly, the depression overcomes you. That’s how I’ve felt lately, I thought I had overcome this earlier this year or at least had it in relative control — on path to getting myself together — but here I am, once again, dancing with my own worst enemy: myself.

No word from Sean Penn, Danny Glover and the rest of the Nicolás Maduro Moros enablers.

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I enjoy the game of football. My enjoyment of the NFL is waning quickly. However, I remain a fan of the college game. It looks like Thursday night, Friday night and Saturdays will be devoid of NCAA FB.

The Big Ten is expected to cancel its fall college football season in a historic move that stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision told the Free Press early Monday.

"It's done," one high-ranking source in the Big Ten said Monday afternoon.

Sources said the presidents were in favor Sunday of not playing sports in the conference this fall. Michigan and Michigan State — which both have physicians as presidents — were among the schools in favor of not playing this fall, sources said.

Multiple sources said early Monday morning that presidents voted 12-2 to end the season, though the Big Ten said Monday afternoon no official vote had taken place. Dan Patrick, who first reported the 12-2 vote, said on his radio show that Iowa and Nebraska were the two schools in favor or playing.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day: 10 Aug 1947
British musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson has also owned several salmon farms in the UK. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Too harsh? Too much credit? A Genius Award and Tonight's Feel Good Story of the Day all wrapped into one story?

Woman who gouged out both of her own EYES in crystal meth-induced psychotic frenzy receives her first pair of prosthetic eyeballs

Kaylee Muthart ripped out her eyes while high on crystal meth two years ago

Doctors told the North Carolina native she would be blind for the rest of her life

But the incident served as a catalyst for change and Kaylee no longer uses drugs

On Wednesday, the 22-year-old received her first pair of prosthetic eyeballs


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No doubt about it. Truly a Genius Award Winner.

If you’re planning on practicing for your adult naked basketball rec league at your nearest public park, think again. To the surprise of literally no one except this one guy, it’s illegal to droop and hoop. A Florida man arrested for playing basketball naked learned this lesson the hard way when he was approached by police while free ball ballin’ in Longwood, Florida.

Police received a call around 7:30 p.m. on a Sunday night that there was a naked man playing basketball at the for-that-moment-unfortunately-named Candyland Park and responded accordingly. When officers from the Longwood Police Department arrived they found Jordan Anderson, 29, playing basketball naked with two balls too many. When they asked the Florida man why he was Dikembe Mutombo wagging his dong all over the public court Anderson said it was because he thought playing naked would help improve his basketball skills.


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When I think of Massachusetts, I first think about some of our founding fathers, then I think of the deplorable Ted Kennedy and the rotten liberal trash that live there. There a few decent people there after all. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A Massachusetts hotline set up to enforce coronavirus safety guidelines instead received profanity, fake reports and porn from residents fed up with the rules — similar to what happened in April when New York City launched a similar effort.

It didn’t take long for things to go downhill for Gov. Charlie Baker’s compliance hotline, according to MassLive.com.

In just a matter of hours, there was a picture of a penis from an account dubbed, “Good German,” missives slamming the hotline as a “rat line,” complaints about “unmasked dogs” and gripes about Baker’s lack of a mask during news conferences, the outlet reported.

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