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Archives: May 2, 2021

MAGA Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz filed for unemployment even as city checks kept coming

tweet of the afternoon

The Pretty Reckless - Standing At The Wall

When Nap Time Turns Into Movie Time

Biden's DOJ Eyes New Federal Code To Tackle White Nationalist Terrorism

Top Democrats urge unity behind Newsom in California recall

Oregon GOP Lawmaker Faces Criminal Charges for Letting Rioters Into State Capitol

State lawmaker faces charges for allegedly allowing protesters into Oregon Capitol

Cher on twt: Called Olympia's daughter,

Couple Finds A Tiny Calico Kitten Outside of Starbucks

Eyeing 2024, Pence says he'll push back on 'liberal agenda'

Taliban threatens to attack U.S. troops as Trump withdrawal date passes

My wife's encounter with Justice Scalia

U.S. Taxpayers Still Funding Steven Mnuchin's Travel Perks

Man charged with 'numerous' hate crimes for allegedly vandalizing synagogues

Biden Discloses Some of Trump's Secret Drone Strike Rules

Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Vote for Trump, Blames 'Stupid Mistake' on 'Too Much Propaganda'

Biden's Expansive Infrastructure Plan Hits Close to Home for McConnell

When the vaccine(s) is moved off of EUA status

Billie Holliday - Strange Fruit

Oh, Ted - you should have stayed in Cancun-The stupidity is blinding

Donald Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson Kicked Puerto Rico When It Was Down

Nah, America doesn't have a gun culture

Two injured after reports of gunshots at Southcenter Mall

Republicans Tar New Child Benefit As Welfare Without Work

Normally 2.8 million Americans die each year. Last year 3.4m died -- 362,000 from Covid-19. So...

VI Governor Bryan Praises CDC Director's Letter to the Cruise Ship Industry

Sheriff's office fires deputy who punched teen, another who pulled gun on driver

Bob never quite got the gist of a simple "yes/No" test

Ben Shapiro: Tax The Poor!

DA asks feds to probe unlawful strip searches in NYC suburb

Should Dems run ads against their GOP opponents referring to them as Pro-Insurrectionist?

Several arrested during May Day demonstrations

Lubbock's Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance takes early voting lead

A Possible Second Covid Shot Side Effects Prophylactic

Republicans Start To Realize The Public Isn't Buying Their Lies Anymore

Lay Down Your Weary Tune

If you are feeling kinda "down"---a little context may help:

Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel arrested for assaulting student while working as a substitute - bonkers!

Democrats signal they're open to concessions on infrastructure

Consumed by conspiracy: How so many fell down the QAnon rabbit hole

Hardly surprising.

Rudy Giuliani or Matt Gaetz - Who Might Be Indicted First?

Anyone in Reno

Not so happy hour.

Understanding How the Laws Encourage Violence, History of MMIW

Bid to censure Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails

7 shot at Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon, WI; shooter in custody

Matt Gaetz Hanging Out With Marjorie Greene More Than Usual?!

USDA Prime Grade A Bullshit, From The Bullshit Factory, Also Known As Fox News.

How do I report a busines? Or should I?


Oneida Nation: Avoid main casino due to active shooter situation

Trump Was Depressed For Weeks After He Moved To Mar-A-Lago

Republicans cannot be a part of the present Republican Party unless they are willing to lie....

New Census Data Show Population Drop in Puerto Rico


Legislature is having "discussions" on Medicaid expansion

So when do we cut out the anti vaccine idiots and start living our regular lives?

saw a big truck with a bigger trump flag tonight while walking the dog. I flipped him off

from Capital Weather Gang:

(NM) Off-duty police officer charged in double-fatal crash on I-25

'A fresh start': Alabama expungement law will wipe away some nonviolent convictions

Tiffany Cross: Tim Scott embarrassingly on the wrong side of history. Two sides to every token. OUCH

A Frustrating Evening

Today was a very good day for me. I am rich.

Marshall Tucker Band

Systemic Racism Built Mississippi. Gov. Reeves Says It Doesn't Exist.

OMG!!! WTF!!! Voter Fraud PROVEN!!!!!

A plan for changing law enforcement to reduce the use of guns.

It's the single panel cartoons that are best (Ziggy)

How a tax reform and state terrorism triggered Colombia's revolt

Electrical Fire at O.B. Curtis Leaves Jackson Without Safe Water For Weekend


Protests in Colombia turn deadly: police massacres 'at least 8' in Cali

Ro Khanna: GOP is the Party of Fear - The MeidasTouch Podcast

Girls Generation : gee gee gee

Former Jackson police officer sentenced to prison over involvement with 16-year-old

GOP senator begs for 'spirit of forgiveness' after insurrection: 'It's time to move on'

Christos Anesti!

Saturday Night Jazz Album - John Coltrane - My Favorite Things - 1961

☦ Eastern Orthodox Pascha 🌸 Christ Is Risen! Indeed He Is Risen!

San Antonio: Nirenberg coasts to third term with dominating win over Brockhouse

Police hater in drunken state kills officer

In the Alps...on a long-ago trip

The anti-nuke squad tries to steal Jim Hansen's thunder and manages to look stupid again.

☦ Eastern Orthodox Paschal Catechetical Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

Baby Caracal is too cute for words!!

Don Jr & Eric: The Formative Years

7 shot at Oneida Casino.

☦ Orthodox Pascha - Christ Is Risen! 🌸 Indeed He Is Risen!

Josh Hawley FACE-PLANTS Trying To Own The Libs

2021 Arkansas legislative nightmare: lawmakers stick it to their own constituents

Disaster for Democrats in TX06 special election.

The Daily Show: What The Hell Happened This Week? - Week of 4/26/21

The culling of my books, the pruning of my trees. Culling & pruning.

The Daily Show: Should the Government Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

Bonus Tweet of the Day

Cohen Reflects On Insurrection: Trump Needs The Adulation Of The Crowd The Way You Need Oxygen

Will there be a fourth stimulus check? Americans are looking for clues.

No more mister nice guy...

What's the deal with palm trees - ancient or in "Hollywood"?

Medical marijuana sales tax receipts surpass $30 million, overall sales will soon hit $300 million

Abba Fernando Music Video

Bid to end Arkansas' Confederate Flag Day fails before panel

Trucking firm's loan of $700M from U.S. 'a mistake,' Hill says

Some Republicans Look To Have It Both Ways On Popular Covid Relief - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

In suit over legal fees, attorneys ask to invalidate agreement between Cantrell and Edward Wisner

So I saw my cat outside...

Hotel accommodations for Secret Service assigned to former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have co

Foreign tourists will be welcome in France from June 9th on, with a health pass

President Biden to visit Louisiana to pitch infrastructure plan, state Republicans resist

Mitt Romney booed and called 'traitor' at Utah Republican convention

Extremist groups are targeting new, younger members - Washington Post

Federal grand jury returns indictment against former Shreveport police officer

Marijuana legalization in Louisiana gets boost from public support: 'The tide is changing'

Brazil's Bolsonaro says govt reduced environmental fines for 'peace and tranquility'

Top Peru presidential candidate vows to curb foreign firms 'looting' mining wealth

Political clash erupts in El Salvador as Congress votes out judges

In Mexico, ancient Maya cave reveals mysterious painted hand prints

☦ Orthodox Christian: Slavyanka - Music of the Russian Orthodox Church

Broussard police chief sexual harassment allegations: What we know so far

How Trump scored a big tax break for conserving a golf range

U.S. extends transit face mask requirements through Sept. 13

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Sleeping Ballet Edition

Can you hear it?

Democratic National Committee billboard finds correct placement by New Orleans airport

Johnny Crawford, who became a child star as the son of 'The Rifleman,' dies at 75

Republican Susan Wright in runoff to replace her husband in Congress; Jake Ellzey nabs second spot

Louisiana lawmakers plan $1,000 pay raises for K-12 teachers, doubling previous proposal

Senator Concerned will be on Tapper at 9.00am

Vets will get my humor, my boys were approached by marine recruiter career day

Bid to censure Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails

John Kerry sold off energy holdings to avoid conflict of interest, disclosures show

Today's MUTTS comic strip: Shelter stories features Joe & Jill's dog Major!

The integrity and self-respect of the Republican Party are gone.

Biden's Schedule for Sunday, May 2, 2021

Musk: "Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?"

How big of a deal was the January 6th Insurrection?

Half of Upper Michigan's population has received at least one does of COVID19 vaccination.

Love this!

They have to make the republicans own the insurrection every day. They have to pound it.

My favorite word used in the news lately is STENCH. Here are a few references:

Looming showdown as Michigan governor orders Canadian pipeline shut down

Jim Acosta tears into debunked Fox News 'nothingburger' (CNN)

Something DUers might want to bear in mind:

Scared my wife I got out the food processor, just go look at hand me downs

Long hair and beads were no match for a stern Joe Friday lecture.

EVER wonder where the name "Uncle Sam" came from?

Eating less Meat won't save the Planet Debunked

Most of us have noticed the love, the excitement, the pride in someone's voice and demeanor

How Trump scored a big tax break for conserving a golf range

Doonesbury - Now 100% Safe To Read

Update on the flood in my basement...

The federal public servants doing groundbreaking work during the pandemic

The Twitter ban of the Former Office Occupant seems to be working

Kiss Me Goodbye - Buck-Tick (English Sub)

STATNEWS: India's Covid-19 catastrophe reflects years of neglecting its health system

With apologies to Jerry, the GOP has become the "Seinfeld party".

'Garbage sale next Saturday'

America needs you, Sen. Manchin and Sen. Sinema!

From The Guardian: 'GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2021(.)

Meet Christiane Northrup, doctor of disinformation; she promotes extreme conspiracy theories

DOD has denied a parking permit to the American Veterans, or AmVets, to rally at the Pentagon

What Does It Take to Get a White Man Fired From CNN?

(Maine) Windsor day care owner charged with assault on 19-month-old child

Giuliani's Legal Trouble Is Trump's Too

Check in if you were a Filthy Hippie

How to Pretend You're Not High (humor)

Othello's gotcha day

Over 50 police injured, 250 detained in Berlin May Day riots

Counting down to fmla. Scared

Question about the count in Arizona

Trump telling supporters he can get back in WH-

Kansas lawmaker arrested after allegedly kneeing student in groin, asking about kids' sex life on vi

Parents Explain Why They Smoke Weed Parents Explain Cut

Walmart is tempting me to steal from them

A Spectroscopic View on Cosmic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Emissions

Breakfast Sunday 2 May 2021

In case you missed it....

The Entire Transgender Athlete Controversy is Bullshit from the Right

We're still paying for Secrest Service protection for trump's children

Ray Garofalo won't get to pass his shaky grasp of history down to Louisiana's students

The politicians who tried to overturn an election -- and the local news team that won't let anyone...

1930's cartoon - Could run it today with a few minor changes

People are starting to believe the end of the pandemic is in sight.....

The real face of the gun lobby

Republican: Biggest antidemocratic force in this country & biggest danger to our Republic is the GOP

Rosa Parks and Little Caesars Pizza - Didn't know that

Rep. Jim Clyburn Rips Mitch McConnell For Trying To Create Ignorant Americans

The Politics of Earth Cleanup Policy: End Fossil Fuel Plastic Before It Kills Earth and Us

Understanding How the Laws Encourage Violence, History of MMIW

Alan Grayson Files to Run Against Marco Rubio and For New FL Congressional Seat

Well, folks, we "got there:" The first weekly average CO2 concentration over 420 ppm at Mauna Loa.

Medina Spirit Turns Down Invitation To Mar a Lago

Genius - Pure Genius- Baby Mop Onesie

Please, don't litter. Thanks in advance.

50 years of NPR!!! Love it or hate it.... when did you start listening to their programs??

I'm Free

356 new cases on the AZ Dashboard today, Sun; 6 deaths

Good Day DU (May 2, 2021)

This short tweet perfectly sums up what may be the single most important lesson from the pandemic.

US Senate Elections that the Democrats are gonna win in 2022 by a landslide to narrow margin.

Country optimistic after Biden's 1st 100 days: POLL

UPDATE: Sen Susan Collin's condition upgraded ...

If you missed ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos

SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth; rare night splashdown

Biden Quietly Preparing for Food Stamp Increase Without Congress

Educated, by Tara Westover

Only Two NYPD Officers Face Serious Discipline From a Watchdog's Investigations Into Abuse of Black.

Mesmerizing - Controlled explosion destroying old bridge

Major Biden Getting Trained For A Cat To Arrive At The White House

So Aaron Rodgers wants General Manager Brian Gutekunst fired.

Evidently Chickentown - John Cooper Clarke 2 versions

How did that miserable mediocre doddering idiot of man become a Culture hero!? [venting]

How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously (The New Yorker magazine)

Lorenz Hart was born on this date.

Narendra Modi loses key state election as Covid grips India

A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2021

I liked Ellen Page as an actor. I like Elliot Page as an actor.

A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2021

What Fiction are you reading this week, May 2, 2021?

Link Wray was born on this date.

Groove Holmes (Richard) was born on this date.

WTF with this retraction (WAPO / NYTimes / NBC) re FBI giving Giuliani the "defensive briefing"

Need advice about where to retire. Pacific Northwest specifically.

Paolo Conte: Sparring Partner

Is This The Last Pandemic?

For Republicans, fealty to Trump's election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test

US denies Iranian state TV report on deals to release US, British prisoners

May outlook: Temperatures to jump all around, with storminess in the mix, too.

Wait.....wut??!? (Chuck Grassley nonsense)

The politicians who tried to overturn an election -- local news team that won't let anyone forget it

May outlook: Temperatures to jump all around, with storminess in the mix, too

Simple way to minimize lethal cop interactions: only stop people for moving violations of concern

Living in the world of pants-on-fire lies

From the Past, a Chilling Warning About the Extremists of the Present

With the variety of stories of how Trump got a $25 million tax break for NOT

Kristi Noem Is Rising Quickly as a Republican Prospect for 2024

'There's a lot of crazy going on': Pro-Trump lawyer blows up key GOP race

Nobody on a white horse is going to save the Republicans.

Sky News

'The Road To 185: My Attempt To Lose Weight & Beat Sugar Addiction'

'The Road To 185: My Attempt To Lose Weight & Beat Sugar Addiction'

"Crowds and Power" / Rewarding Compliance, Criminalizing Dissent / Ruth Ben-Ghiat Apr 27

US Senate Races that the Democrats are favored to win in 2022 by a landslide to narrow margin.

Pluto: A Space Shanty

Unhinged GOP lawmaker arrested after trying to be a substitute teacher. He terrified the students.

Cartoons 5/2/2021

Whacky baseball stat of the day, 5/2/2021. The Miami Marlins are the only team with a positive

Lake Stevens annexation advances without public vote

Private School Bans Vaccinated Teachers WTF!

"Crowds and Power" Rewarding Compliance, Criminalizing Dissent / Ruth Ben-Ghiat Apr 27

Will the world survive the American Republican Party?

The Smith Avenue homeless community has suddenly dispersed

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states

Former members of Trump's inner circle are living in fear after Rudy Giuliani raid, report says

Cindy McCain calls Arizona GOP election audit 'ludicrous'

As a Democrat, it's Manchin's job to explain to

Voting Local: Educator/Activist Crystal Devila elected to Pasadena (TX) School Board

Beijing's 'Little Blue Men' spread across South China Sea as Britain sends strike group

Chris Christie Gives One-Term, Twice-Impeached Trump An 'A' For His Presidency

Democrat Deborah Peoples finishes first in race for Ft. Worth (TX) Mayor. Will go to runoff.

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Monday, 3 May 2021

The Texas special election, explained

Progressive San Antonio mayor wins third term.

the right has decided it is time to seize absolute permanent power, with trump as their truncheon

Mountlake Terrace Police close to filing charges in serial crow killings

GOP lawmakers hammer Biden on infrastructure while administration defends spending plan

Wu Tang clan triumph as performed by the Superfriends

Joe: We have stared into an abyss of insurrection and autocracy -- of pandemic and pain -- and "We the

total number of US coronavirus deaths (576,866) just surpassed the population of the state of Wyomin

Proud boy tries to destroy sign and fails 🤣

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states

psssst!---rudy-------stay out of small planes and do NOT eat ar Mar-A-Lago! nt

Trump Says He Is 100% Thinking About Running Again In 2024

'Black America's attorney general' seems to be everywhere


Dumb Fux & Friends Hosts MOCK Poor College Students

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

Joe: Jill and I extend warm wishes to all of our friends in the Orthodox Christian community observi

Joe: As we mark Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions of Jewish Americans t

Republicans Dupe Voters By Touting COVID Relief Package That They Voted Against

US Senate Elections that Democrats are to be winning in 2022 by a landslide to narrow margin.

Mike Huckabee had a bigger problem with the Obamas for letting their daughters listen to Beyonce t

Newsmax settles defamation lawsuit from Dominion executive

Another painting of my alley.

CA Gov? Caitlyn Jenner in for a World of Hurt

Indian Americans Don't Know What to Feel Right Now

Because you need this

MLB All-Time Hits Leaders (1871-2019). Beautiful visualization.


The man that saved Democracy along with the lives of Pence, Pelosi and other law makers.

Florida legislature passes bill making it harder to vote by mail

What's for Dinner, Sun., May 2, 2021

Yellen: Biden's phased-in spending plan won't fuel inflation

Heard a great analogy on the tube yesterday and I keep shaking my head and laughing over it.

Lawn police trim $30,000 from Florida man who violates the 10-inch rule

Good Times Bad Times - LED ZEPPELIN / Cover by Yoyoka , 8 year old

From the Past, a Chilling Warning About the Extremists of the Present

Security Camera software question.

Qualified Immunity's Boldest Lie

Is a Democratic resurgence in 2022 possible? Hell yes!

Washington Post, New York Times, and NBC News retract reports on Giuliani

Mind block.

A catalog of masks

Top 5 Biden Scandals (so far)

Cat And His Dad Go Backpacking Together

Property insurance bill that allows for larger Citizens rate hikes clears Florida Legislature

Ruby McCollum - I watched a documentary about this last night

NYC Mayor: Stringer, Facing Sexual Harassment Accusation, Loses Key Endorsements

Huge Lava Fountains Explode From Volcano

Should Nurses Take a 30% Pay Cut When Their Patient Turns 23?

NYC Mayor: Women's Groups Back Wiley

NYC Mayor: The woman who is everyone's second-favorite candidate for New York mayor

PM Update: Showers and scattered thunderstorms for Monday

NYC Mayor: Eric Adams's Pro-Police Bet

Florida congressman Charlie Crist expected to announce bid for governor next week

'We're Suffering': How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan's Storefronts Landlords cut small retailers

Republicans reveal their plan to never actually finish Maricopa recount.

I hope we don't get bogged down in futile legislation. AKA Legislative masturbation.

GOP seeks to convince vaccine skeptics within its own ranks

Michael Flynn this afternoon was called up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood's rally...

'Eephus': A Nothing of a Name for a Perplexing Pitch

Breaking Trump News 2PM 5/2/2021 MSNBC Breaking News Today May 2, 2021

Richard Pryor -- Star Wars Bar

Some help please - or help set me right...

Cuomo Hopeful for Full Reopening of NY Before July 1: 'Literally, Everything Back to Normal'

Instagram influencer charged , falsly claimed Latino couple tried to kidnap her kids

Republican Canidate Caitlyn Jenner Can't Escape Jessie Lee Peterson's Transphobic RANT

GOP AZ Ballot Audit Is About To Be Kicked Out Due To High School Graduation

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much...

'Pearls Before Swine' cartoon

If you remove northern Virginia from the vote totals, Republicans still lose statewide.

Anybody see "Watch on the Rhine" last night on TCM? IMO it's an underated gem...

Hidden in a canyon, an enormous marijuana grow is discovered in Death Valley (40 acres)

Tom Brady is dressed like he's going to kill Roger Rabbit and the rest of Toontown.

Interesting thread about Tim Russert by Keith Olbermann

Phyliss 'Pippa' Latour Doyle MBE, the last surviving female Special Operations Executive.

Question on flip phones

I watched Colbert's The Late Show, and he made an analogy

Swiss City Offers Homeless One-Way Travel Ticket to Europe If They Sign Contract to Never Return

Kittens Adorably Moving Their Heads In Sync

Austin passes prop B - which will reinstate criminal penalties for camping in public spaces

From all teachers like me RE: teacher appreciation week: You're all welcoome

3 killed, 27 hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

Elizabeth Taylor's Grandchildren

"I hope to someday see an end to the conditions in our country...

Police fatally shoot gunman who killed 2 at Wisconsin casino

CNN's Jim Acosta Just Called Trump A Sad Old Elvis

Manager of N.J. business wrestles gun away from disgruntled employee who made threats, cops say

NJ Teacher Suspended and Under Investigation for Cursing at Black Students While Calling George Floy

CNN reports that 70% of Republicans do not believe Biden won the election.

Kentucky Derby winner turns down invite from Mar A Lago, saying ...

Manchester United v Liverpool postponed after fans invade Old Trafford in protest

This is one bad ass lady. Love her!

suspect punched 71 year old man and just kept walking.

South Africa to ban lion breeding for cub petting

Lubbock votes to ban abortion, setting up likely legal fight

republicans want forgiveness for insurrection while still spinning the same lie that caused it

History was made on Friday with the first ever all gay US Navy helicopter crew.

US expresses concern over El Salvador vote to remove judges

Cats are more than a song and dance

We should pin "insurrection party" arounld the neck of every GOP candidate in 2022.

Colombia withdraws controversial tax reform bill after mass protests

A San Diego man's phone leads to extremist group and Georgia sheriff's deputy, FBI says

Post a line from a TV show & see if anyone knows the show without using Google - Part 41

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

The 2022 US Senate Election Results will likely be a 50-50 tie with VP Harris breaking the tie vote.

Chris Wallace calls out Republican TO HIS FACE for hurting OWN state to oppose Biden - Brian Tyler..

2015: Washington DC Statehood: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Things are looking up!

WaPo Editorial Board: ICE is the superspreader agency

WaPo Editorial Board: ICE is the superspreader agency

The internet is deep - Local cinema student records RL Burnside w/The Blues Explosion

Let It Be

2016: Puerto Rico: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Florida man dances in celebration after pawning stolen items, police say

Trump's scandal-plagued former interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is running for Congress

How a Miami School Became a Beacon for Anti-Vaxxers

GM Will Build EVs In Mexico, UAW Calls It 'A Slap In The Face'

Why the Filibuster Suits the GOP Just Fine

Brandon Hogan and Jacoby Adeshei Carter: There's No Classics 'Catastrophe' at Howard University

American Agriculture Hugely Vulnerable To Climate Breakdown, But Banks Weirdly Unconcerned So Far

What the demise of the Tea Party says about the GOP's soul today

The Number, Volume & Area Of Glacial Lakes Has Grown 50% In 30 Years; 12,000 Dead From GLOFs To Date

Colorado extends mask mandate, loosens rules for vaccinated

Marshall Tucker Band. There is a good chance that you never heard a MTB jam