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Archives: May 31, 2021

Why the Lab-Leak Theory Matters

"Veganism Is A Privilege" -- Debunked (BBC Refuted)

*8:00 pm The Great Escape (1963) TCM NOW

Democrats Roll Republicans In Illinois

Wall Street struggles to sell Washington on Bitcoin for the masses

Tennessee hat shop hatWRKS apologizes for posting Star of David 'Not Vaccinated' patch...

So, yours truly was nearly reduced to a bawling mess today (warning: salty words)

Barbara Comstock: If Trump disappeared there wouldn't be many Republicans in the search party

For Biden, a deeply personal Memorial Day weekend observance

Iowa flap raises fears of politicized local election offices

Suit alleges Phoenix police retaliated against protesters

White House gives GOP 1 week to reach deal on infrastructure

Three very bad men at the height of their powers

West Africa leaders suspend Mali from region bloc over coup

Police Chief Rips 'Ridiculous' Texas Handgun Measure, Predicts 'a Lot More Bloodshed'

Nebraska lab IDs over 300 Pearl Harbor sailors and Marines

Retired FBI Agent Convinced Woman She Was on 'Secret Probation,' Scammed Her ...

Sierra Ferrell with 600 Pounds Of Sin perform her song "29"

"Netanyahu could be ousted in days after rivals agree to work on unity government"

Justice Department settles with Lewiston Public Schools (Maine)

Allen Weisselberg's ex-daughter-in-law says longtime accountant will turn on Trump

Nashville Shop That Sold 'Not Vaccinated' Star Of David Patches Apologizes For 'Insensitivity'

DeSantis rises in the ranks, despite attacks on his COVID-19 policies

Flynn calling for coup today in Dallas

Opinion: The most ominous part of Texas' voter suppression move

I don't know how big I thought a moose was, but this was not it 😳

Salute to Vermont-First State to Reach 70% with at Least 1 Dose

For Biden, a deeply personal Memorial Day weekend observance

Woman Gives Toys to a Wild Magpie -- and He Invites His Friends Over to Play The Dodo Wild Hearts

Battle for Trump's ear rages on Bannon's 'War Room' podcast

This is what vaccinations mean to me.

Ted Cruz humiliates himself with misstep live on Fox News - Brian Tyler Cohen

The LA Clippers need to change their uniforms.

It's the espresso machine, it adds 10 pounds!

Conservatives have taught us something about racism

Biden's $6 trillion budget proposal would rebuild America's social safety net

Sometimes don't you feel like you just can't get off that spinning wheel?

So nosy. Stop spying on your neighbors!

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore Calls For Jan 6th Commission

Help For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations Gets Boost From House

Bridgeport Senator Charged With Violating Clean Election Laws, Pleads Not Guilty

State managers seek retroactive 5% raises, plus 3.5% hikes in next two years, claiming unfair

Republican accuses China of 'worst cover-up in human history' (CNN)

and 22 years on from Greenwood

Al Franken: Racism and the Impact of George Floyd's Murder with Minneapolis's Louis King (May 30)

Ex-Trump Aides Seek to Take Out 'Fake' Republicans

Kerrville Man plots to shoot up the Walmart.

Non-believers, non-Catholics, please take note.

Promoter offers discount concert tickets for vaccinated & premium price for others

Daily Beast Reporter Will Sommer Thrown Out Of Q Convention

Tweet of the night:

Family cookout today was a.....

Daily Kos tweets of the week:

Our country is failing because two majority Senators

How a Venus flytrap knows to snap shut (

Star Trek alert - Perhaps we got this wrong - May be it's not Q-anon instead it's Q (a-non)?

IN Governor Holcomb visited Israel last week invited by Netanyahu - unannounced

Former Trump Insiders Predict The Whole Family Is Going Down - Ring of Fire

How shrinking planets might explain missing planets (

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' social media crackdown law faces first lawsuit

Bonus Tweet of the Day

Florida Legislature chips away at powers of your local leaders

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO Web Exclusive) - Cereal

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, June 1: Star of the Month: Cyd Charisse

Texas Democrats are putting up a valiant effort for our right to vote

Texas Democrats try to block restrictive voting bill before midnight deadline

The path back to sanity is not so clear: Hate, venom and a former president who seems to think he's

I hope someone with more computer skills

The Texas House no longer has a quorum. Democrats have left the floor

Proposed civics standards for Florida schools don't mention the word slavery

The Washington Post is livestreaming the TX House take up major voting legislation.

'Who knows?' Matt Gaetz floats presidential run during Georgia appearance

Extra Bonus Tweet of the Day

100 Years Ago Today; Terror and Tragedy in Tulsa

Texas House, Senate fail to reach compromise on bill curtailing governor's pandemic powers

I don't like Mondays -- turns out it's a true story

Texas Jim Crow voter suppression DEAD, for now.

Anyone here remember the model from the 1960's, the "Visible V-8?"

If the filibuster was eliminated...

Very sad. I hope they use gpr at the site of other residential schools.

SpaceX and oil company in legal battle over 24 acres of land near Starship facility

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions

Rare fossils in Waukesha

Illegal piranha found in Louisiana State University lake

Peru's Fujimori, Castillo spar in presidential debate, neck-and-neck in polls

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight - Death Proof

Salvaging Fossils on the Jurassic Coast (

The Great Climate Migration Has Begun - Amanpour and Company

Lee Dorsey - Who's Gonna Help A Brother Get Further?

Cuban regatta protests US sanctions

B.J. Thomas - Everybody's Out Of Town

Amazon removes Holocaust-themed anti-vaccine shirts

Nepali Billionaire Says the Country Underestimated Its Second Covid Wave

Wishing you all that times like these will bring us all love and understanding.

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests

The Temperance Movement - Be Lucky (Link Fixed)

Malaysia Stocks Down 1% as Country Heads for 'Total' Covid Lockdown

U N Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian

McKinney man sentenced for Ponzi scheme, ordered to pay $13 million

Allen City Council candidate Dave Cornette under fire for alleged criminal history, anti-Muslim

Disgraced neurosurgeon who practiced in Plano to be the subject of NBC television series

Wanna quick look at the $28 million Rolls? Really. 28 mill for a secret buyer...

The 'culture wars' are a symptom, not the cause, of Britain's malaise

Golden Gate Bridge East Beach Crissy Field San Francisco California

Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

If I Was Your Girlfriend/Erotic City Mashup by Prince Kawehi Quarantine Sessions #12

Attorney Admits D.C. Police Used Tear Gas on Protesters Near Trump's Controversial Church Photo Op

Walmart today: if you are vaccinated it's your choice whether to wear a mask.

Primarily Oboe

Another tick-borne illness may be a growing problem

Breakfast Monday 31 May 2021

Biden's Schedule for Monday, May 31, 2021

Galina Grigorjeva's 'Molitva'/'Prayer', Estonian Male Choir, Allar Kaasik on Cello

2 detained after incident at Ross Park Mall, search for others continues

Orthodox Christian: 'Feast of Mid-Pentecost', 26 May - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

When Our Forefathers Fail: On the moral imperative of mourning the Tulsa Race Massacre today.

When Our Forefathers Fail: On the moral imperative of mourning the Tulsa Race Massacre today.

US should have coup like Myanmar, former Trump advisor Michael Flynn tells QAnon conference in Texas

NYC-MYR: Rising crime in New York has gripped the mayoral race. Eric Adams says he alone can fix it.

Facing a demographic crisis, China to allow three children per family

This year, I remembered the death of a class mates who served but did not pass on the battle field

Michael Flynn to Q-Anon group: "I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can't happen here?"

For Biden, a deeply personal Memorial Day weekend observance

Texas Democrats block restrictive voting bill

Minnesota's oldest Black-owned newspaper puts its archive online

Minnesota's oldest Black-owned newspaper puts its archive online

Minnesota's oldest Black-owned newspaper puts its archive online

"Monster" great courtroom drama on Netflix

Anybody want three smart ass boys ages 11-16-17

Amazon Introduces Tiny 'ZenBooths' for Stressed-Out Warehouse Workers

Giant Tortoise Thought to Be Extinct Still Exists

On this day, May 31, 1930, Clint Eastwood was born.

Want $1 million or a year of free groceries? Kroger is offering prizes to vaccinated customers.

If his name was Muhammad Flynn, he'd be charged with sedition, treason, and conspiracy right now

Fill in the blank: If I never ever see ___________ again, it'll be too soon!

Monday TOONs - Memorial Day

Hundreds evacuated, some by chopper, from New Zealand floods

Belarus shuts borders: Citizens barred from leaving and foreigners must provide documents

What this base wants to see is itself, reflected in shades of gunmetal and gold

Is the "Trump Party" stronger than the Democratic Party?

The return of the sensible liberal -by Tom Tomorrow

Modi Never Bought Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for India. Now the Whole World Is Paying

If you are vacationing in Florida beware of

Investigators reportedly approaching Trump Org. as if it were a mafia family

As we watch the Reich Wing take a blow torch to voting laws around the country



What do Early Wynn, Warren Spahn, and Tom Glavine have in common?

I'm sorry, but I'm confused, what exactly did they do in Myanmar that arouses them so much?

Tulsa pastors honor 'holy ground' 100 years after massacre

Tea Pain: GOP has nothing but trolls.

9 Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip in 2022 (Dems we need to support to keep the Senate)

"As a man, how can I prevent abortion?"

For those that don't remember

Israel's Netanyahu fights to block opposition parties from taking power

My Father, Who Flew B-17s as First Pilot During WWII,

I'm sofa king angry...

Just a salute

How Young G.O.P. Leaders Sold Out Their Generation

Anyone have experience with the following? Seeing a new therapist this wk.

Covid-19: UK in early stages of third wave - scientist

French Open - Federer Fans - he's playing at 10.10am DST

Republicans dishonor long-gone Americans who died to save the Union

New indictments reveal Oath Keepers wanted Antifa to attack rally

On this day may I post this? A childhood friend's older brother. He was 3 weeks short of 19.

A coup should be the last thing QAnon-heads should want, and here is why...

Cultured Great Danes eat Chinese food with chopsticks

Kaavan and Sarai Mia share a moment.

Pupper helps human work:

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

George Takei on Neera Tanden (2 days old, was this posted before?)....

Is it legal for an American to call for the overthrow of the US government?

"I see death. Death that should not happen."

Dog just wants to get in the water, but other dog keeps pulling him out.

Chlorine shortage drives prices up

Why Confederate Lies Live On

An AI Video tour of AA Tulsa, before a vibrant, productive community was destroyed ...

a thread for one of our own on this memorial day.

Memorial Day and 442 Regimental Combat Team

@WisDems: This #MemorialDay, we rememberhono & r those who have lost their lives serving our country

Lindsey Graham is in Israel today:

How many times has public change occurred because something negative happened to a Congressperson?

Amtrak unveils details, cost of corridor expansion plan

There are NBA playoff games tonight... Imagine

Would 54-0 be enough to end a filibuster?

The Wall Street Journal.: The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later

361 new cases on the AZ Dashboard today, Mon.; 0 deaths

A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

QAnon's Wildest Moments From Their Massively Disturbing Conference

What Memorial Day is about.

D.C.-area forecast: Bye-bye, dreary chill; hello, warm sunshine

Good Day DU (May 31, 2021)

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

White supremacist President

Republicans are setting up 2022 and 2024 for republican wins.

CNN: Right-wing propaganda is taking the place of reality

My Dad was ANTIFA

Are any lawsuits in the works for Repukes' draconian voting restriction state laws?

Controlling the Lens of History: From Tulsa to the Capitol Mob

An objection to the 1619 Project on the grounds that it does not focus enough on the roles of...

Looks like the good people with guns shot quite a few of those

On the 100th anniv of the Tulsa Massacre: What happened was not a spontaneous eruption of hatred.

Chinese Comparison: CO2 Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid and Gasoline Cars Based On Grid Power Sources.

A midlife epiphany on Mother's Day!

Free Rayshaun on the Roku Channel. Excellent. I am sure the Blue Lives Matter Folks will be pissed

Innocent-Looking Jar From 2,300 Years Ago Holds 'Curse' Against 55 People in Athens

Re: FOX's faux outrage over VP's innocuous Memorial Day tweet--

The Overlooked Black History of Memorial Day

Hoisting a beer for my old Command Sergeant Major

a fitting song for today.

GOP governor personally on the hook for $700 million in loans after business failure: WSJ

Nephew of Fetullah Gulen seized in Kenya and brought back to Turkey

Biden commemorates war dead at Arlington National Cemetery

Batman +Hamilton Parody

I understand that it takes time to put a case together against

Speaking of songs for today.

Weird question about vaccines

Democrats aim to make Greene their foil ahead of midterms

North Korea accuses US of 'double dealing' over Seoul missiles

Richard Marx to Rand Paul: "It's not my fault that people hate you

Why is my avatar a broken link?


Here is how you disable FLoC in Google Chrome

Pac funded by Trump loyalists targets 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him

Texas Democratic Lawmakers 'Determined to Kill' GOP Election Bill After Walking Out of Session

Proclamation from President Biden-a Day of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Colombia's police team up with armed civilians to kill anti-government protesters

4 more Bite the Dust... All Oath Kreepers

Biden Proclamation: May 31, 2021, a Day of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

NATO restricts HQ access for Belarus officials

Why Colombia's top security officials could go to jail

*Offer not valid if you have a uterus.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Is Personally Liable for $700 Million in Greensill Loans

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says

The intelligence of bees

Changes are coming to the nation's largest Confederate monument. Are they enough?

Mike Flynn Calls for Myanmar-Style Coup in America Over Memorial Day!

Tulsa massacre: Biden urges Americans to reflect on 'deep roots of racial terror'

Water, sewer, stormwater rates set to increase in Lacey July 1

Still my favorite guitarist

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give

Thinking of Dad (and others whose sacrifice was kept quiet)

Brianna Keilar ate a cicada on CNN New Day

The most ominous part of Texas' voter suppression move

The scene outside @LeDiplomateDC as President @JoeBiden enters.

Colombia to probe police who stood by as civilians shot at protesters

Sleep patterns, depression, addiction...what else?

Bernie Sanders Compares Republican Tactics to China's 'Growing Authoritarianism'

Blue, Green, and Red

Acute malnutrition surging among Haitian children, UNICEF warns

Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open...

So I've got an EPS file, but don't know how to use it.

Another turned around plane: head of now defunct Open Russia movement Alexey Pivovarov has been ...

History of digital cameras: From '70s prototypes to iPhone and Galaxy's everyday wonders

Mike Flynn Calls for Myanmar-Style Coup in America Over Memorial Day!

Cartoons Memorial Day 2021

Volunteers pull bottles, cans and clothing from Lake Stevens

"we'll soon reach the point where it will become impossible to stop America's slide into...

Tiananmen crackdown exhibit opens in Hong Kong

Jason Sullivan said today that he is working with Michael Flynn to build their 'Digital Army' of dis

Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict

China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

Now Flynn says the video of him supporting a coup is fake news...

Want a yellow Jewish (not vaccinated) star with a cowboy hat?

First time driving with dad...

Russia's Prague embassy stronghold cleared out in spy dispute

The wealth of America's billionaires now accounts for 20 percent of GDP.

Mitch McConnell doesn't "get it."

For my favorite vet

The Teeniest Baby Frenchie Finally Learns How To Bark So Loud

Republican 9/11 Commission chair warns GOP's Jan. 6 rejection sets a bad precedent

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Tuesday, 1 June 2021

One pathway to shut down supporters of Bloated Tick

Tweet of the Day

QAnon conspiracy theories infect American churches

Biden's Job Approval Stands Over 60 Percent In New Polling

Abbot is going to defund TX legislature because he didn't get voter suppression bill

Israel's Netanyahu fights to block opposition parties from taking power

Trump Supporter Debate Is Literally The Cheeto Meme

Windscale: The Story of "Britain's Chernobyl"

How the MAGA-slide works: first, Flynn is captured on video endorsing a coup in the U.S.; next,

Eugene Clemons May Be Ineligible for the Death Penalty. A Rigid Clinton-Era Law Could Force Him to

Town Secrets [Extensive reporting]

Federal Judge Smacks Down Rudy Giuliani For Not Knowing The Law

Do Democrats have a coordinated national strategy to stop the assault on voting rights

First 'osplet' pics taken by me standing on the ground (others from 2d floor of home.)

For Twitter users: Links to account live-tweeting the Dallas QAnon conference

Just watched a Peloton commercial

GOP Burns Their Bridge to Younger Voters

Joe Walsh - Meadows

Rep. Briscoe Cain is so incompetent that it was possible to kill the Texas voter suppression bill

I woke up late, for me

Rep. Briscoe Cain is so incompetent that it was possible to kill the Texas voter suppression bill

UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23

Lake Powell Water Levels Continue To Drop

Covid: WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letters

Covid: WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letters

Planned mass shooting at a Walmart stopped by arrest of Texas man

A Republican Plot to Turn Poll Workers Into Vote Suppressors

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should happen' in U.S.

And then, there's this:

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

Biden Calls for Defense of Democracy on Memorial Day

Arizona Secretary of State EVISCERATES bogus Cyber Ninja "audit" - (Brian Tyler Cohen interview)

How Steely Dan Got Wayne Shorter For "Aja".

Does Roger know something ??

(Jewish Group) Non-Jewish man wearing yarmulke in solidarity with Jews is assaulted in Sweden

Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legis after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries

On Memorial Day, remember this secret troop of Jewish commandos from World War II, CNN:


Liberal Redneck - Kamala and Enjoying Memorial Day

(Jewish Group) North Macedonia's first Jewish lawmaker quickly broke taboos -- hit with antisemitism

(Jewish Group) Prominent European Jews worry the war against antisemitism has been lost

(Jewish Group) American Jews need allies against antisemitism

UNC donor Walter Hussman repeatedly warned against hiring @nhannahjones at the school that ...

Anyone who had a heart by Dionne Warwick

Sometimes we can use a little FDR optimism.

(Jewish Group) Jewish American History: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Indian economy, hit by COVID-19, shrinks by 7.3% in 2020-21

Morgantown Police identify deceased WVU student

The first Memorial Day on record was held by freed African Americans

Liberal Redneck - The Many Crimes of Joe Biden

Russian Foreign Minister Says Kremlin Is Monitoring 'Persecution' of U.S. Capitol Rioters

Is it me, or does there seem to be a growing spate of political anguish here?

Moto3 Rider Jason Dupasquier Dies At 19 Years Old After On-Track Crash

What's for Dinner, Mon., May 31, 2021

Spinning the Iran Deal to the Media: Elite Philanthropy Disguised as Grassroots Activism

Hi New York City Folks and those who plan to visit NYC

Boca veggie burgers on the grill. Any tips?

Texas Democrats pull MUST-SEE last minute move to crush voter suppression bill - Brian Tyler Cohen

Oh the irony

Kremlin critic removed from plane at St. Petersburg.

Serrana, Brazil...75 pct vaccinated...per AlJazeera Newshour.

Bonus Tweet of the Day

Russian Foreign Minister Says Kremlin Is Monitoring 'Persecution' of U.S. Capitol Rioters

Boy, 2, dies after falling from tractor in Oakland County; driver was drinking

On this Memorial Day, I reflect on the liberties and freedoms all Americans are granted

electric trucks - ford vs tesla - ford loses...big time

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

The Outrage!

FBI: Busload of NC people at Capitol

Trump Sliding Dramatically Toward Online Irrelevance

Yet another sighting at Le Diplomate

Lawrence O'Donnell has an early Last Word today and Brian Williams as well-update

DCCC has a great fundraising result. Justice Democrats thinks that's a problem (email)

Nevada OKs bill in try for 1st presidential nominating state

50 Important Historical Images That Might Change Your Perspective On Things

The Karate Kid Part III sucked!

Congrats to @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom and @GovLarryHogan and the MD team

Serena just kicked the first round.

Is there any way to keep Amazon coming up as the first entry when I use Google to search?

anybody like Altman's 3 Women?

Isn't being civil and polite to ranting RWNJs sort of like "tolerating intolerance"?

Wolves Jolted Awake By a Storm

Fully Grown Elephants Enjoying Balloon

My campaign has a cyber stalker. . .I'm sure his name on Facebook is a fake name.

Woman Rescues 2 Bunnies And Ends Up With 10

US Senate Elections that Democrats will be going to win in 2022 by a landslide to a narrow margin.

Woman Fosters A Shy, Scared Cat And .. 😍 The Dodo Foster Diaries

Neo-Nazi arrested in Texas:

Booked my first vacation in almost 2 years today

GOP Criticizes Biden for Realistic Economic Projections

749 Confirmed Manatee Deaths So Far In Florida; Rising Spike Will Likely Pass Prior 2018 Record

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud message: 'We need Congress to do

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud message: 'We need Congress to do

15 Elephants Sneak Through Town at Night

47 Tons Of Plastic Garbage Removed From Remote Hawaiian Island Reserve, Some Directly From Anmals

Michael Flynn suspended by twitter

How do you deal with a disingenuous person,

Sri Lanka Facing Worst Environmental Disaster Ever; Burning Ship Coats Beaches W. Oil, Plastics

My nose started to itch/tickle just watching this grooming session!

Matt Garth, Matt Schlapp, and Dinesh D'Souza Pranked into retweeting a photo of Lee Harvey Oswald

How Corona Virus is Destroying the North Korean Regime

Is Gerrymandering About to Become More Difficult?

Even The Ever-So-Industry-Friendly TX Railroad Commission Considering Limits On Gas Flaring, Venting

How do you respond to this FB Facebook Status Update.

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud message: 'We need Congress to do

Peru Revises Covid-19 Death Total to Triple Official Figures

Homesick bear treks 90 miles back to Traverse City

Mike Flynn Tries to Backtrack on Apparent Call For Military Coup in United States

Florida man tries to throw shark from Naples pier in viral video

A former associate of Trump ally Roger Stone appeared to gesture for Hillary Clinton to be hanged at

Tweet of the evening:

Time to backup my pc-Need some help please.

Jeopardy Host from today

N.Y. legislation will add deportation threats to coercion law

Is this 2021 or 1963?

Turkey to Send Russian Missile Experts Home in Signal to Biden

How A Shiny New Trio Of Young GOP Reps Wanted To Sell The GQP To Millennials

twitter users? REPORT THIS SHIT

The Problem With the Lee Greenwood Bible

When Christians get their theocracy, which Christians will be in charge?