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Archives: May 21, 2023

Project Veritas infiltrates Media

Winner of Mike Lindell's $5M election fraud contest asks a federal court to make him pay

OR: Conservative candidates sweep Grants Pass school board election

PA: Despite light turnout in primary, Bucks County has a lot at stake in November election

Congressional Democrats claim DeSantis' elections police unit, FDLE is unconstitutional

Chicagoans reject Illinois lawmakers revised draft map for elected school board

Velshi: It's up to us to bring down the temperature (literally) - Velshi - MSNBC

Zelenskiy's Surprise G-7 Stop Unnerves Critical Brazilian Leader

Two Florida moms are at the center of the fight against book banning in America

Dolly Parton sings Stairway to Heaven

Bell bottom and love bead time everyone

Leaders react to Disney calling off $1B project in Lake Nona

Americans describe what it's like surviving a mass shooting

Michael Moore's (video) remarks to the New College of Florida grads

Why Is Inflation So Stubborn? Cars Are Part of the Answer.

The college student who tracks Elon Musk's private jet on Twitter is now monitoring the jet used by

Anderson Clayton, Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, the youngest in the country, speaks.

Flynn and the "Re-awaken America" Tour are helping us see the MAGA heresy intruding into the church

Jim Jordan gets utterly HUMILIATED to his face at his OWN hearing - Meidas Touch

Researchers in Israel Are Using A.I. to Translate Fragments of Ancient Cuneiform Text Into English

Oh hey look the White House is telling McCarthy to go fuck himself.

Charles Blow.

Republicans deploy new playbook for abortion bans, citing political backlash

Mastodon: Working in tandem

Allow me to introduce myself

The sky is brown, the sun is orange, can't see two blocks

Martin Amis has died

Take a look at Mary Trumps daughter.

Elon Musk's tweets about Texas mall gunman spread misleading claims, question shooter's background

Broward teens raise $42,000 for 5 families experiencing homelessness

Mariana Trevino steals the show! Possible spoilers.

Trump's tax cuts were loaded up for the rich and large corporations at the expense of everyone else

Willem Arondeus, Gay Man Sacrificed His Life To Protect Dutch Jews From Nazis- ID Cards: WW2

If you have Netflix, you must, must, must see

FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 kicks off in Argentina

FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 kicks off in Argentina

Did Donald Trump Seriously Sell Pardons?

Major League Soccer awards expansion team to San Diego

GOP rejects White House compromise to limit spending as talks stall

GOP-controlled states continue to pass abortion restrictions - MSNBC Reports

A lesbian woman was forced to exit a ladies' bathroom and escorted by police because a Karen called

Willem Arondeus, Gay Man Sacrificed His Life To Protect Dutch Jews From Nazis- ID Cards: WW2

Homeless men recruited for veteran hotel scam

Victims of deadly Oregon highway crash were farmworkers, union says

Patron: Gifts from Japan.

PA-SEN: Doug Mastriano Teases Senate Announcement

Minnesota to allow all undocumented residents to enroll in MinnesotaCare

SD: LGBTQ+ candidate recruitment event draws dozens to downtown Sioux Falls

new museum in Douglas

AR: Walton Arts Center board members resign after CEO declines to host drag events aimed at minors

"Hong Kong: 10,000 Covid cases a day" -South China Post

Marjorie Taylor Greene shows her white nationalist cards -- again Greene rolls out racist tropes in

Poll puts Joe Biden 14 points ahead of Ron DeSantis in General Election

Saratoga, Fulton counties declare emergencies over migrants - Albany Times Union

Kari Lake has made filing frivolous election fraud claims a full-time job

RIP, Pete Brown. Poet, singer and songwriter who cowrote classic songs for Cream.

MANI I LOVE MICHAEL MOORE he introduced me into political documentaries

The Short Life of Baby Milo

Rep. Eric Swalwell responds after online threats - KRON 4 San Francisco Bay Area News


I'll Be Good to You - The Brothers Johnson 🎶

Tweet of the Day

Jerry Garcia Band - Shining Star 11-19-1993 BEST EVER Pure Jerry

Another Florida Pride Event Canceled As Other Organizers Dig Their Heels In

Ancient Humans in Europe Started Controlling Fire Far, Far Earlier Than We Thought

CHIC - Dance, Dance, Dance 💖

Need a distance suggestion for a fake highway sign

UPDATE- Driver seen on video yelling racial slurs on Oakland highway arrested

Is the DNC funding TV/radio ads highlighting how the GOP is holding the economy hostage?

Velshi: It's up to us to bring down the temperature (literally) - Velshi - MSNBC

White Noise the movie.

Welcome to DeSantis! - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Every zoo is a petting zoo ..

Senator Whitehouse discusses the debt ceiling fight - Symone - MSNBC

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 🕶

DeSantis largely avoids abortion at anti-abortion group's gala

Brian Tyler Cohen hits two million subscribers

I've never tried yoga...

Indiana to lift its ban on throwing stars (Shurikens) this summer

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about how there are no red states....

20 May: HIMARS Strike Destroys Russian Secret Underground Base - Reporting from Ukraine

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Santos from 3 views....

#VelshiBannedBookClub: resisting book bans with lawsuits - Velshi - MSNBC

Are you a published author? I need advice.

TX Speaker of the House @DadePhelan came to the Capitol so drunk he was slurring words

I'm writing a volume of memoirs

Russia's Lavrov says G7 is bent on "double containment" of Russia and China - WION

Two by Ukrainian Composer Lysenko for Sundae🍨 Enjoyment

Republicans get utterly DESTROYED by Parents in MUST-SEE school board hearing - Meidas Touch

Balla Linda - Lucio Battisti, The Grass Roots

Sunday Funnies 5/21/23

Found on Etsy... Planned Parenthood & NRA

Humpback whale and calf


Taliban bans poppy, options dry up - WION

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Girls rule! Boys Drool!

Kestrel nest

2024 race heats up as more Republicans ready campaigns - The Saturday Show - MSNBC

More Ukrainian Composer Selections for Sundae 🍨

WI: Black lawmakers push back on GOP effort to end campus DEI programs

Rep. Ro Khanna and Robert Reich on The Last Word with Ali Velshi on MSNBC discussing the debt ceiling

Recipes in event of Republican takeover.

UK: Becky, 12, tried to kill herself. The care she received? Eight weeks in solitary

Montana rep.: Trans Rep. Zooey Zephyr 'crossed a line' - NewsNation

UK: Home Secretary Suella Braverman 'asked civil servants to help her avoid speeding points'

Produced Fracking Water Disposal in California Inputs Selenium and Arsenic in Surface Acquifers.

Gary Peters(D-MI) US Senate Races in 2014 and 2020.

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THIS Is Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Guns (It's not what you expect)

Dunc pup the failed retriever is beat he had it ruff it yesterday.

Ukraine's Zelensky and India's Modi hold first face-to-face since Russian invasion - WION

Scott Atlas, former Trump COVID advisor, was met with boos and chants of "wrap it up" from graduates

Breakfast Sunday 21 May 2023

Sinn Fein sweep past unionist rivals again in N. Ireland local elections

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Judgy Pants Edition

Republicans THREATEN to COLLAPSE America with Latest Scheme (Donald Trump's latest scheme)

Al Franken: Journalist Molly Jong-Fast and Al Discuss The Week's Events

Warring factions in Sudan agree to temporary ceasefire, say US-Saudi mediators

Some of these books being banned for "porn" were in the library when I was in school. Did

Ethel Merman - Everything's Coming Up Roses

Wordle 701 5/21 ***Spoiler Thread***

'Widow villages' are emerging across India - here's why All the men in the town of Budhpura died

Sian's hidey-hole

Bjork - All Neon Like

The US is sending more artillery to Ukraine to stop 'Putin's brutality' - Times Radio

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

On this day, May 21, 1917, Raymond Burr was born.

The Swedish theory of love

Nepo baby, loses his fancy new football job over social media history..."liking" racist tweets

Cyber Ninjas CEO's voting machine activities in Georgia draw investigation and scrutiny

$100 Billion Oil Disaster as Production Cuts, Sanction Discounts & Price Falls Hurt Russia - Joe Blogs

Grenade, found in grandpa's stuff, blast kills man, injures two teens in NW Indiana

Sarasota County to get $201.5 million from federal gov as Hurricane Ian recovery continues

"I can chew and walk gum at the same time."

Cheers for VP's surprise visit to Brittney Griner's first WNBA game back

'No Labels' Eyes a Third-Party Run in 2024. Democrats Are Alarmed

The Urgency of Moving from Bias to Power - Data + Feminism Lab, MIT

On May 21, 1979, White Night riots in San Francisco followed manslaughter conviction of Dan White

Great news from Wyoming:

Ukrainian refugee moves from Ohio back to Kyiv due to bad bus service

The only way forward?

Greg Abbott Signs Law Making EV Owners Pay for Their Gas-Free Cars

Quote of the Day

Biden Says He Has Authority to Use 14th Amendment

Florida Today published my letter to the editor. (re: The Slate of Hate)

USC Athletic director "resigns", he creeped out women, a repeat of behavior from prior job

This week's major U.S. economic reports (May 22 -- May 26)

Tohono O'odham man shot and killed by border patrol

In FOIA case, Va. Supreme Court draws 'bright line' upholding open meetings - Virginia Mercury

Zelensky: Bakhmut hasn't been captured by Russia

President Biden's Press Conference In Hiroshima on His Third Trip to the Indo-Pacific

Rural electric co-ops to get $10.7B in USDA funds for clean energy grants, loans - Virginia Mercury

YouTube star Hank Green shares cancer diagnosis

Commanders hoping for big incentives from Virginia


Charles Co. patrol officers recover 3 stolen cars from group of juveniles, adults

Estonia, Latvia plan joint purchase of German medium-range IRIS-T air defense systems

You raised $7.00 on May 20, 2023 unofficial DU for Ruben Gallego US Senate (beat Senator Sinema)

Battle Lines Drawn: G7's 'Historic China Condemnation'; Canada-China; GCI - China Update

What comic strip/print cartoon have you been reading the longest? For me it's Blondie.

Soul Kitchen

Tensions in heavily GOP Tenn. county after conservative takeover reflect wider battle over elections

"in self-defense If I hadn't-er killed you, you would have growed up to rule me."

The debate over whether AI will destroy us is dividing Silicon Valley

Fats Waller was born on this date.

The Judges

What are you interested in that most people aren't?

Guy Rescues Lab Puppy In The Middle Of The Night

Biden's Schedule for Sunday, May 21, 2023

Does DeSantis know that there are intersex people?

My wife's Maga Qloon cousin didn't make the cut as District justice primaries.

On Nuclear Fusion "Breakthroughs" And The Breathless Coverage Thereof

Daniel Montano was in Bakhmut just a week and a half ago. - The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak

We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner

Indictments of Trump must come, or confidence in government's ability to enforce laws will decline

G7 urges China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan's status, fair trade rules

I figured out who DeSantis reminds me of.

Police: 3 dead, 2 wounded in early morning shooting at Kansas City bar

In W. Pa., a progressive wave washed away the competition. How they did it and what it means

Senate Republican: 'I don't think Trump can win a general election'

Should President Biden invoke the 14th Amendment

PA: Inside Josh Shapiro's 2022 landslide -- and what it means for 2024

Va. State Senate candidate fundraising off a gag gift. ⚠️Adult in nature😳

Marjorie Taylor Greene shows off her Confederate beer cooler in a new workout video

Unlike the Rebukes, I think the FBI should be commended for investigating Trump

Felt the need for some Gospel this am. Blind Boys of Alabama Way Down in the Hole

Democrats fight to expand a 'broken and illegitimate' supreme court

NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida, saying the state is 'openly hostile toward African Amer

Some trans patients consider leaving Texas after a hospital shake-up

A Termite line (top) and an Ant line (bottom), each protected by its column of soldiers who face

Blackbird catches a ride from Osprey

More Sunday morning gospel. Rev Al Green Pass Me Not

2nd tweet-- Cutest grooming session ever!

Maryland Senate: David Trone is flooding TV with ads. We are also getting mailers

Fierce gamer:

How to deal with the term "woke" (whatever it means)

Strike a pose:

There's always an instigator.

Bernie Sanders truth riles up the libertarian/bitcoin/maga/qanon nuts on twitter.

When she finally sees her parents in the audience.

WAPO: School librarians face a new penalty in the banned-book wars: Prison

Day 141 of the year. Mass shootings* SO FAR: 229. Dead: 322. Wounded: 775.

SNAP Tweet of the weekend (Egoloon / Bernie )

Incredible Twitter thread by Secret Society of Library Friends

A comet moth, emerged from its cocoon poised to take flight for the first time:

For those keeping score at home . 21st day of May. 44 mass shootings. 68 dead.

Thinking today of either introducing Peter Green or Rory Gallagher to my guitar slingers.

Hunt them with dogs

Trump: Every person I hired or appointed to my Admin is an incompetent, weak, loser, scumbag,

Here I am drinking too much and can't believe it

What Fiction are you reading this week, May 21, 2023?

Bamboo's coming down, quite a project!


This little-known rule shapes parking in America. Cities are reversing it

A 'Canadian Armageddon' Sets Parts of Western Canada on Fire

If you really want to test your relationship...

So the GOBers are worried about displaced homeless veterans, but......

Not Florida bird

I'm With Them

Abortion battles fuel push against ballot measures

"Come on now. CNN, y'all trippin' now,"

Chinese investigators blame building collapse that killed 54 on shoddy, illegal construction

Anniversaries and Posting Milestones (May 21, 2023)

@JoyceWhiteVance: Mississippi focuses on humiliating trans youth instead of fixing problems

We missed the national food drive this year

What memorabilia have you saved from your childhood? Cards, toys, blankets, books, etc

Harrison Ford leaned to Hamill and said "hey kid, you never f***ing told me that."

TCM tonight:

Politico: DeSantis's wife is his "power" ...


WOW -Big Kev admits that he doesn't understand this is about paying bills he himself approved

'They're opposed to government. But now they are the government.' One county's hard-right shift

'I Want the Bloody Hands Recorded'

Jim Jordan teases a new congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton

'Fox and Friends' staged Naperville interview criticizing Mayor Brandon Johnson

How a Hip Megachurch Became Entangled in Scandal

Cartoons 5/21/2023

Many Won't See it:

Trump Media filed a $3.78 Billion lawsuit against the Washington Post last night

Another loving Xtian

'They're opposed to government. But now they are the government.' One county's hard-right shift

Bundy, state court no-show, wanted St. Luke's case in federal court. A judge just ruled

Ongoing saga of Rebeka Jones, former Florida Covid data guru targeted by DeSantis and Gaetz

Fanny - Ain't that peculiar (1972) Live

Who Is the Texas Congresswoman Calling the GOP Out On Santos?

Let me be clear

Mississippi finally gets rare good election news - Brian Tyler Cohen

Marjorie Traitor Greene Roasted For Saying She Feels 'Threatened' By Congressman Jamaal Bowman

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about what Republicans are saying about Trump's legal exposure

Protecting children?

Why was this massive Trump scandal hiding in plain sight for 28 months?

Biden bets DeSantis' 'Florida blueprint' will help him flip the Sunshine State and win reelection

"What Christian Nationalism Has Done to My State and My Faith Is a Sin"

What a difference 10 days made

Florida is a circus of the absurd

If Gym Jordon is so concerned about the FBI being "weaponized"...

Federal inquiry details abuses of power by Trump's CEO over Voice of America

Republicans Who Signed 'No Earmark's Pledge Beg For $175 Million In Earmarks - Ring of Fire

McCarthy and Biden will meet Monday for debt ceiling talks - MSNBC Reports

Another right-wing dating site

When is this sh*t going to end?

As I was taught in the Army, when you pull the pin, Mr. Grenade is no longer your friend.

This didn't go as she expected 😂

Past Clip of Ted Cruz Goes Viral, Humiliates Him! - Luke Beasley

David Zaslav Gets Booed at Boston University Graduation Amid the Writers Strike

Toon from Mastodon:

ABSURD': MSNBC host Chuck Todd SHOOTS DOWN Republican live on air

Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez reflects on the one year anniversary of the Uvalde shooting- MSNBC

Traitor cop busted for sucking up proud boys

Column: Robert De Niro compares villain of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' to Trump

On the pardon scandal that's about to blow up

Still working on the 90mm macro and lighting to go with it.

Regarding yesterday's news of Wagner gaining control of Bakhmut: ISW assessment.

Uvalde School Massacre - Some Mothers Want Pictures Shown

Trump team discussed overthrowing election as early as 2019, new lawsuit alleges

Poll: should stochastic terrorism NOT be protected by the First Amendment?

Mauna Loa CO2 Observatory Milestone. Ten years ago this week we first saw readings above 400 ppm.

Former Arkansas U.S. Rep. Marion Berry, who served 7 terms, dies at 80

'We're not going to wait our turn:' What Democrats can glean from new Ohio millennial mayors

"Harry Wild" is a hoot!

Revenge of the orcas? Killer whales have sunk 3 boats in unusual attacks.

Disturbed Paul Gosar Calls For Release Of All Capitol Rioters

I took this in Paris in May, 2019. Just cleaned it up a bit and thought it deserved reposting.

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 22 May 2023

This damaging of art and history in the name of climate awareness has been going on for months.....

Trump's 2025 vision, revealed

Sinn Fin scores record win in Northern Ireland as voters rage at DUP blockade of Stormont

Lehto's Law: Huge Internet Ruling by Supreme Court

Moldova ramps up EU membership push amid fears of Russia-backed coup

Another Florida Pride Event Canceled As Other Organizers Dig Their Heels In

The Food of Love.....

Kari Lake Gets Humiliated in Court, Star Witness Turns on Her! - Luke Beasley

Bellevue Worker in Citi Bike Fight Video Has Receipts Showing She Rented It: Lawyer

anyone watching the elections? SDLP candidate makes her own bit of history in NI election

At least 12 dead at El Salvador soccer match - GMA - ABC News

END of the bamboo, and osprey nest visible!

Trump gets nightmare news from his own lawyer - Brian Tyler Cohen

I'd suggest any protest organizer recruit chase teams to run down and document anyone causing

Almost 40% of land burned by western wildfires can be traced to carbon emissions

Elizabeth Warren: "If you're enjoying your weekend, thank the labor movement. And if you're

Inspirational quote of the day: "Live so that if your life was a book Florida would ban it."

Over 60 progressive lawmakers urge Biden to invoke 14th Amendment to prevent debt default

DEAN OBEIDALLAH: GOP purposely crashing the country with debt ceiling default:

Sky measurements: Degrees, arcminutes and arcseconds

More wrong doing by dumpco.

Things Starting To Bloom

Randy Newman doing "Rednecks."

U pick strawberry season is here, according to neighbor, so

Has anyone asked DeSantis how he feels about the NAACP's

NAACP issues travel warning about Florida

U pick strawberry season is here, according to neighbor!

Biden says he thinks he has authority to use 14th Amendment on debt ceiling

PM Update: Another fine day Monday, with some afternoon clouds

Foo Fighters Reveal Josh Freese As New Live Drummer

'Some bills have to go unpaid' if debt limit isn't raised, says Treasury Sec. Yellen- MtP - NBC News

Boy Arrested After Allegedly Bringing AR-15, Ammo To High School

Two thumbs up for Biden's speech this morning

What's for Dinner, Sun., May 21, 2023

Dash Cam Proves Cop Wrong - Case Dismissed (LackLuster)

Ukraine found an unlikely tool to resist Russia: Solar panels

Giuliani Hit With Lawsuit From Man He Falsely Claimed Assaulted Him - Farron Balanced

Avondale Police Officer Shoots Shoplifting Suspect After Confrontation

Blasting through the desert in Lamborghini's new off-road supercar

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The Soviet Union's Deadly Abandoned Nuclear Generators

Disturbign look at gun safety classes

Many transgender health bills came from a handful of far-right interest groups, AP finds

At least 10 people murdered at rally in Mexico's Baja California rally

OH Cops Sued For Smashing Innocent Delivery Driver's Face

Liftoff SpaceX

Tomorrow we will find out if we get another black female US Senator next year.

One NAZI Gasbag Got 40 Years to Divide America in Two

Jeffrey Epstein Allegedly Blackmailed Bill Gates Over Affair

Need neighbor advice

Fun Reddit thread: People with multiple pets, what is some drama going on between them right now?

Nigella Lawson's Parmesan French Toast

Biden confirms that White House cat Willow has 'no limits' and sleeps on top of his head at night

Gisele Fetterman: newly minted and official-official Structural Firefighters, Rivers Edge 113 🚒

Still on memory lane....

Why do I get logged out

SpaceX launches 4 private citizens to the space station

Nothing To Say - Smothers Brothers

Banning Books is Book Burning Lite

Do No Harm, a group of 'medical professionals' fighting 'woke healthcare,' is behind many anti-trans

Why the West overlooked the creation of Putin's evil empire? - Julian Lindley-French - TVP World

There's always a video: MTG's boyfriend in drag

The world according to the GOP.

I know this will shock some people that I posted this.

The Progression of Spring: From leaves to buds to flowers! The oak-leaf hydrangea:

Pretty sad day here in Michigan.

Democrats shouldn't write off Florida yet

New Netflix documentary Victim/Suspect

Someone had a very busy day


Murder, kidnapping, brutality charges: These are the cops Ron DeSantis paid to come to Florida

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A song for all the eco warriors who still fight the good battle

Showrunner Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place) on the WGA strike and AI

The uncounted: how millions died unseen in America's post-9/11 wars

30 Tons of Explosive Chemicals Lost During Rail Shipment

Steve Bannon Issues Threat to Trump's Former Attorney General Bill Barr

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The right-wing movement surrounding Daniel Penny is barbaric

Florida's GOP Senators Issue Warnings to Ron DeSantis