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November 15, 2020

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (11/15/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault


Quote II

Let’s go back to some basics. The Supreme Court was created by the Constitution, not by Congress. under the Constitution, we exercise the judicial power of the United States. Congress has no right to interfere with that work any more than we have the right to legislate. Our obligation is to decide cases based on the law period. And it is therefore wrong for anybody, including members of Congress to try to influence our decisions by anything other than legal argumentation. SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito


Quote III

“If Crackerjack was made of popcorn and dog shit, and half the people threw out the popcorn, popcorn should want to know why. Liberals can either write off half the country as irredeemable or they can ask what is it about a D next to a candidate’s name that makes it so toxic.” Bill Maher


Quote IV

“I’ve been teaching for a long time, and I do really feel the sense that everyone is more stressed this semester. It’s palpable in the classroom, and for students and faculty." Julie Hasenwinkel, a biomedical and chemical engineering professor

Quote V

“As hard as those first months were for our state, these next few are going to be even harder,” Gov. Karen Whitmer (D-MI)


Quote VI

We need to play with people, we need gigs and we need community. Because without that, music means nothing.

“Playing live is so important for young musicians." Jimmy Page


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So former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe when did you quit beating your wife?

McCabe claims there is “undeniable intelligence” that “would risk casting the president in a very negative light”


Bullshit! Anything damning about DJT would have leaked out by now. The "Deep State" is still smearing him. McCabe should have been criminally charged and yet he wasn't. They protect their own.


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The Fabulous Mrs. Mis Hum and I enjoy breakfast supper once a week. I guess we are taking our health into our own hands.

Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.

Conducted in partnership with the China Medical University, and Qatar University, the longitudinal study (1991 to 2009) is the first to assess egg consumption in a large sample of Chinese adults.

It found that people who regularly consumed one or more eggs per day (equivalent to 50 grams) increased their risk of diabetes by 60 per cent.

With the prevalence of diabetes in China now exceeding 11 per cent -- above that of the global average of 8.5 per cent -- diabetes has become a serious public health concern.


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I love when kids do this kind of thing. I think you will as well.


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I enjoy history although I am not a historian. The Adventurous Life Of Sir John Franklin And The Doomed Arctic Voyage That Led To His Death

Sir John Franklin joined the British Royal Navy at 14 and went on to explore uncharted corners of the globe, but he's largely remembered for his failed Arctic expedition that ended in cannibalism.
Sir John Franklin had seafaring in his bones. He was just 14 when he joined the British Royal Navy and from there went on to become a decorated captain.

Franklin’s discipline and curiosity took him on expeditions around the globe. His wealth of experience traversing the Arctic eventually landed him a noble enterprise: to search for the lucrative Northwest Passage. Franklin thus embarked on one of the most infamous, doomed expeditions in seafaring history.


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You get what you pay for the old axiom goes. This is certainly true in the art restoration business.

Spain, the country most famous for producing botched art restorations, has produced, for your viewing pleasure, yet another mauled artwork, this time in the city of Palencia.

What was once a handsomely carved smiling female figure surrounded by livestock has been transformed into a claymation nightmare.

In this case, which was first reported by a local news outlet, the results resemble a failed facelift undertaken on some poor, unwitting snowman. It’s almost as if a child was tasked with the job.

But really, what child could produce such a nightmare?

The female figure’s head, once tilted downward, is now a smooth, egg shape, with cockeyed mismatched eye sockets stuck on. The figure’s nose is a soft mound, and the mouth is formed by two thin, slightly upturned lips, her cheeks and chin nowhere to be found.


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We do live in interesting times. Former presidential aide Sebastian Gorka calls out AOC and her "Enemies List".

Saturday, Sebastian Gorka tweeted a video of his speech during the March for Trump in DC.

Gorka says “by the way, AOC, if you’re making your enemies list you can put me at the top.”


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Yes Virginia Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.


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Is she that cute or is she one piece of high maintenance?

Model Claims She's 'Too Hot For Tinder' And Says Dating App Deleted Her Pictures

A model has claimed she is 'too hot for Tinder' and says the dating app kept deleting her pictures.

Luna Benna, 21, became frustrated with Tinder and claims the app is prejudiced against her for being attractive.


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Totalitarians are cancelling Thanksgiving.

The Hodge Twins discuss........NSFW-Language


Since Thanksgiving is on the way out.......It won't be long until they cancel Christmas. No word if Eid Al-Fitr will be.

Dr. Fauci Warns US Likely To Cancel Christmas, Hints That Masks & Social Distancing Are Here To Stay

Across the US, millions of Americans are planning on scaled-back Thanksgiving dinners, with only members of their immediate family "bubbles" invited. Mayors of some of America's large cities, along with the governors of California, Oregon and Washington State, have asked residents to limit travel over the holidays.

As angst about the spoiled Thanksgiving holiday simmers, Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged Sunday during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" that American families should probably prepare to skip Christmas dinner, too.

While Dr. Fauci has repeatedly praised Pfizer and Moderna, and assured the American public that the FDA's first vaccine emergency-use authorization could be handed down within days, he cautioned during Sunday's interview that people should continue to wear masks and observe social distancing even after they've been vaccinated.

It's just the latest unsettling hint that social distancing requirements could be here to stay.

It appears that Communism and the Chinese Kung Flu have many common traits.


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Transportation specialists sure get to deal with a fair amount of assholes. Meet Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. The chip on her shoulder is Yuuuge.

Portland lawmaker says fear of white supremacists made her call 911 over canceled Lyft ride

To hear Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty tell the tale, the city is chock full of white supremacists riding around in pick-up trucks in search of black people.

Yes, we’re talking about Portland, Oregon.


The hypocritical Democrat who oversees the city’s 911 system and calls for defunding police, claiming many 911 calls are unnecessary, found herself under fire after calling 911 when a Lyft driver canceled her ride and tried to drop her off at a gas station.

Hardesty called 911 when the driver canceled her ride after she complained about a cracked window — the driver was reportedly complying with COVID protocols from the rideshare company. The black official said she called 911 because she was fearful for her safety (from the police?) after the driver called 911 — Hardesty refused to get out of his vehicle.


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Modern technology does have its issues at times. And this is one of those times.

Ring Recalls Over 350,000 Video Doorbells Following Reports of Device Catching Fire
The company has received 23 reports of the 2nd generation doorbells igniting and causing property damage

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The ONT Musical Interlude


Born on this day: 15 Nov 1932
Petula Clark, UK singer, (1961 UK No.1 single 'Sailor', 1967 UK No.1 single 'This Is My Song', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles. 1965 US No.1 'Downtown', the first UK female singer to score a No.1 single in the US). via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day: 15 Nov 2018
American singer and musician Roy Clark died aged 85 at his Tulsa home due to complications of pneumonia. He scored the 1969 US hit single, 'Yesterday, When I Was Young' and was best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997. via thisdayinmusic.com

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See Quote VI...........


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Well at least he wasn't in an appliance or furniture store. Genius Award Winner, 1st Runner Up.

An Oklahoma man is facing an indecency charge after allegedly taking a sex toy for a test drive inside an adult novelty store, according to court records.

Gilbert Cordero, 23, was recently arrested in connection with a bizarre incident last year at an Oklahoma City business. Cordero, free on $500 bail, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of outraging public indecency.

Cordero, seen at right, is next scheduled for a December 3 hearing in District Court.

[In September, a Florida Woman was arrested after she allegedly removed her clothes and began using a “pink colored, penis shaped sex toy” inside the Lion’s Den Adult Superstore in Fort Pierce.]

According to a probable cause affidavit, Cordero “went into a sex toy shop and tried a piece of merchandise which was out on display.” Specifically, the business was Carlie’s and the item in question was “an Auto Blow device.”

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Smart ass = dumb shit = Genius Award Winner.

David Lesh agreed to a compromise on Oct. 2 that allowed him to enter U.S. Forest Service lands if he followed the same rules as everyone else. But after he flouted that agreement 19 days later by posting a picture on Instagram of himself defecating in Maroon Lake, U.S. Magistrate Gordon Gallagher lowered the boom.

As of Friday, Lesh, 35, is, for the foreseeable future, banned from entering millions of acres of U.S. Forest Service lands because of the photo posted on Oct. 21, Gallagher said.

In addition to the ban, the judge forbid Lesh from posting any picture or video on any social media platform of himself or anyone else violating state or federal laws on any federal lands under the jurisdiction of the court, including National Forests, National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management land and other federal property.


“I find it appropriate to change (Lesh’s bond conditions) … to protect the land, not only from Mr. Lesh’s direct actions, but also from the influence Mr. Lesh clearly has” on social media, Gallagher said. The judge also said he was issuing the ruling “to ensure the safety of the community.”


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Here, hold my leg. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

On Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Capuano, 29, had just finished a workout in the park when he heard screaming.

A group of roughly 20 bystanders had gathered on the shore, he said, watching a car sinking into the bay.

Capuano, who happens to be a lifeguard and swim coach, didn't hesistate to jump in -- but first he had to take off his prosthetic leg.

Eleven years ago Capuano was struck by a train. First responders saved his life but it cost him his leg.

In the video below, Capuano can be seen swimming furiously through the bay toward the vehicle, while onlookers scream from the shore.

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Weekly commenter stats for week of 11-15-2020


Top 10 commenters:
1 [590 comments] 'J.J. Sefton' [82.82 posts/day]
2 [561 comments] 'Asshoes'
3 [536 comments] 'qdpsteve'
4 [531 comments] 'runner'
5 [503 comments] 'Warai-otoko'
6 [500 comments] 'Rodrigo Borgia'
7 [489 comments] 'Mr. Peebles'
8 [488 comments] 'Insomniac'
9 [481 comments] 'rickb223 '
10 [472 comments] 'Downsides? Who knew? But buy more stuff'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [471 names] 'Downsides? Who knew? But buy more stuff' [66.12 unique names/day]
2 [190 names] 'MiklosWatch'
3 [58 names] 'Duncanthrax'
4 [57 names] 'Bete'
5 [53 names] 'Axeman'
6 [33 names] 'Adriane the Hair Care Products for Well Groomed Men Critic ...'
7 [31 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [27 names] 'Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! '
9 [25 names] '18-1'
10 [24 names] 'pookysgirl is tired'


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