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I'd gladly allow him to have a reporter pool in his mind

in trade for him checking himself into a max security prison for thirty years.

I never have been and never will be on Twitter, especially now. I'd say you're not missing anything.

My "social media," such as it is, is pretty much limited to DU. I don't have the time for it, and definitely don't need to have algorithms shoving things at me I don't want to get into my brain. And I don't need to spend my non-existent spare time doom-scrolling.

ALL the problems with people being influenced negatively by social media would go away if people simply stopped looking at social media. It's really very simple.

Yes, yes, there's good stuff on there, we've got to keep it from going to the dogs, yadda, yadda. Doesn't matter. With Muskovite at the helm, firing all the software engineers, it's going to be irredeemably hacked and/or crash and burn of its own accord within months, I think.

I'm a Luddite, I know.

I never heard that 1 B100

Dare say blight olden days yonder Beto.

If the constitution were terminated, then with it the institution of the presidency would be as well

since it is defined by the constitution. Silly rabbit!

If the holiday is a remider of past misery, even though you didn't ask for any suggestions,

might I suggest being a bit selective and only put up/out the decorations which you think will best bring you joy, or evoke any other mood that you might wish to anticipate experiencing during the 35 days.

I tend to put out only a handful of old favorites that bring good memories, and what I put out might change from year to year.

Sorry you find yourself wearing a mask and in performance mode.

Actually not quite 50 or 50 on either side of the slash, since the possibility exists...

that the lead might not change by even a single vote.

But one can always hope for something to be found that upsets the current lead considerably.

Arizona Daily Star: "Feds: Arizona border containers 'unlawful'"


unfortunately paywalled.

PHOENIX — A lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts” that it should not be allowed to proceed, lawyers for the federal government say.

Put another way, he said the land at issue — land the United States acquired from Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe and, later, the Gadsden Purchase — could not possibly belong to the state because the state did not exist. And Smith said acknowledgment of that federal ownership was a condition on Arizona being accepted into the Union.

All this comes because of Ducey’s highly publicized decision to place a double-high stack of storage containers along the border.

It started in August with the governor ordering his Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to build nearly 3,820 feet of containers near Yuma on land controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation. Then he directed the agency to begin construction of another 10 miles of containers on Forest Service land in Cochise County.


The article includes a disgusting video showing an aerial view of the destruction adjacent to Coronado National Memorial.

I've been looking for any statement from Katie Hobbs as to what she's going to do about this once she assumes office in January, but haven't seen anything at all specific.

Fine, don't certify the Cochise county votes, and toss them all out.

Then Kirsten Engel gets more votes than Juan Ciscomani in AZ CD 6, and we get another Democratic representative in Congress.

If the election deniers insist, they can hold another county-wide election to vote on local offices, at taxpayer expense.

And the Cochise County voters will be so disgusted at their election-denying members of the board of supervisors that they'll vote them all out the first chance they get. Win-win!

Not that I'm not in agreement with the opinions people are posting here,

but I note a numerical discrepancy, perhaps from you and the OP using different definitions of mass shooting deaths--or something.

If 0.1% of deaths come from mass shootings, and there are 723 dead this year already, that would be 723 / 0.1% = 723 x 1000 = 723,000 deaths this year from shootings, which struck me as way too high. A very quick Google search on my part brought up the Gun Violence Archive (https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/) which says there have been 39,482 incidents so far this year of gun violence death (with 21,450 of those coming from suicide--calculated from CDC suicide data)--a horribly high figure, but nowhere near as high as 723,000. So, for the 18,032 non-suicide incidents, 723 dead from mass shootings would be 4% of the total non-suicide shooting deaths, or 1.8% of all shooting deaths.

Perhaps you meant to say 1% instead of .1%?

In Canada, 291 people were homicide victims by means of shooting last year. That's about 1.6% of the US.

Yeah, some idiot was up in Avondale, near Phoenix, two days ago, shooting people on and off the interstate highway. One man was killed in his car, and many injured. And I didn't hear anything about it until my partner mentioned seeing something about it online.

And I wonder why I want to hide out away from people like a hermit??
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