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Must see this whole exchange with Rep Richmond. Gaetz is a freaking tool and embarrasses himself on the House floor

Anyone notice the RIDICULOUS WH response to grifter Bolton's book?

1) it’s lies
2) it’s classified

How can something be a lie AND classified at the same time?

Either it’s a lie (and therefore impossible to be classified) or it’s the truth (and perhaps could be deemed classified which doesn’t matter now as the book is being leaked)

Anyone have recommendations for a good biography of Putin?

One covering his KGB/FSB days and his nationalist/expansionist ambitions?

Damn :( ... Wife of Rep Andy Barr (R-KY) died unexpectedly


Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado released the following statement regarding the sudden passing.

“Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington. During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”

Quite young. Tragic news

SCOTUS decision on Gay Discrimination - 172 pages. 138 pages are Alito's and Kavanaugh's dissents

loquacious a**holes, aren't they?


Both boiled down to the language of the Civil Rights Act and their delineation that sexual orientation or gender identity are not explicitly mentioned therein.

The Markets have a case of the Mondays

Dow 25,057.57 -547.97 -2.14%
S&P 500 2,988.88 -52.43 -1.72%
Nasdaq 9,478.94 -109.87 -1.15%
GlobalDow 2,747.46 -51.84 -1.85%
Gold 1,710.40 -26.90 -1.55%
Oil 34.81 -1.45 -4.00%

Damn! These #MAGAts sure showed us!!

Trump supporters burn Michigan absentee ballot applications

Walker, Mich. — People burned letters informing them that they can vote by absentee ballot in future elections during a protest near Grand Rapids.

The applications were burned Friday during an event called Operation Incinerator outside the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker. Many people had flags, shirts and signs showing support for President Donald Trump and Republicans.

“For them just to issue them without merit, without request to absolutely everybody — that is a great waste of taxpayer money,” said Michael Farage, president of the Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association.

That's showing us!

Way to pwn us libtards!

Seeing more press for Rebekah Jones now (fired FL data "scientist")

She’s the one who was fired for, in her terms, not manipulating Covid-19 test numbers for the state

Be careful and don’t blindly spread her info. She’s not doing anyone any favors for a couple of reasons

1) the original disagreement, from what I read, was over not using presumed positive cases. This isn’t the presumed positive from locally tested cases not yet confirmed by the CDC. This was just cases of symptoms which could be Covid, even if no test was taken. I take issue with that. While we may want to include those from an abundance of caution, testing is very easily obtained here in FL now. Using laboratory confirmed test results will be more reliable long-term

2) her new arcgis site shows higher daily totals than the FL Dept of Health site. One glaring reason: she includes antibody positive test results in that. That’s greatly disingenuous and distorts daily numbers by about 10%. Antibodies could be present for months. Someone going for an antibody test didn’t necessarily just contract the virus. These numbers should be kept separately, and on the FL DOH site they are. There’s a separate serology report available which details antibody tests

I’ve been culling data for days from the FL site (which publishes in a painful-to-use PDF which takes me a couple hours to update my separately-maintained spreadsheets I use for my trend analysis)
PDF: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/state/state_reports_latest.pdf

Therefore, I reconcile numbers with this site, too, esp because FL likes to keep non-residents from certain totals even tho they’re currently here and tested positive here (lot of vacation home owners here who spend extended periods of time here)

You can see my latest analyses here:



BunkerBoy just tweeted that Tulsa rally is now Sat Jun 20

Out of respect for Juneteenth holiday

Stephen Miller must be apoplectic

Btw, not retweeting that twit

Florida COVID-19 - Some positive news from the massive numbers of new cases?

I've been working the last few days on culling data from the FL Dept of Health site. They publish to a PDF and it's a PAIN IN THE M***********G ASS to get data into a usable format but I've had plenty of spare time lately (ugh) so I've built up some good spreadsheets.


Updating my #COVID19 charts to go off of when #Florida #Reopen happened (May 4). It was close to a low point since that occurred and feels like it would be better to use that as a base moving forward to see how the reopening process affects cases, hospitalizations & deaths.

BUT, the somewhat positive news is that the Age Groups being infected are trending toward younger people, which makes sense as the economy reopens and workers head back and people head out to restaurants, bars, gyms, etc.

See this animated GIF I put together comparing March - June.


Hospitalizations have taken a slight tick upward the last couple of days as seen in the 1st tweet. Gonna keep an eye on this but also hopeful we can keep things from skyrocketing down here and still be able to get people back to work as safely as possible.
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