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This could have been even more fun if it had been a three-way tie.

It would have been--is "amusing" the word?--watching Barnette, Oz and McCormick work shifting sands of alliances to team up in pairs against the third.
Stop the steal! Same-day counting! Disqualify all mail-in ballots! Disqualify all ballots that don't have a vote for ME on them! O the hypocrisy!
I hope this is a teaching moment for a few R-leaning voters, serving to remove the veil of idiocy from their eyes.

My apologies, TexasTowelie.

I'd seen your bracketed insertion of Waltz's party affiliation before I'd posted, and should have mentioned that you'd put it in. Or I shouldn't have posted at all... My larger point that I had been trying to make was that the article for which you provided the link didn't list Waltz's party affiliation. That had initially made me suspect biased reporting, and I wrote an unresearched response. But on looking today at the Website where the article was posted, Indy Politics, I see now that the author, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, who appears to write most all the articles for the Web site, is not right-leaning, and the article was likely written with the assumption that the Website's Indiana-based readers would know the party affiliation of their former senator.

Thanks for all the articles you post with news from all over the US & territories!

This nut is fixated on race.

I see a commercial with two parents and two kids. Bishop sees the same commercial. In the commercial, the parents take the kids to soccer practice and band practice.

I don't have kids who go to soccer or band practice, and Bishop probably doesn't, either. I don't feel guilty. Bishop doesn't think that the commercial is telling him that he needs to feel guilty because of that.

In the commercial, the parents drive a mini-van.

I don't drive a mini-van, and Bishop probably doesn't either. I don't feel guilty. Bishop doesn't think that the commercial is telling him that he needs to feel guilty because of that.

In the commercial, the parents cook burgers on a back yard gas grill.

I don't cook burgers on a back yard gas grill, and Bishop may or may not, but I don't feel guilty, and Bishop doesn't think that the commercial is telling him that he needs to feel guilty because of that.

In the commercial, the father takes a pill for ED.

I don't need to take a pill for ED, and perhaps Bishop doesn't need to, and I don't feel guilty, and Bishop doesn't think that the commercial is telling him that he needs to feel guilty because of that.

In the commercial, the father is black and the mother is white.

I'm white, and Bishop is too. I don't feel guilty. But Randy thinks the commercial is telling him that he needs to feel guilty because the father is black. Randy has a severe problem.

It isn't necessary to immediately keep using a colored letter

Try out other letters to rule possibilities in or out.

I just figured out how to post these grids.

Wordle 295 4/6

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WordHurdle 163 5/6 #wordhurdle #peace

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Hey, TB, did you see my response to you a week ago about trying choices for missing letters?

See
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=1645105

My partner tells me that there is a "hard" mode of Wordle, though, in which you have to keep using the letters that get colored green and orange, rather than test out other words to rule more letters in or out at once, as I was explaining how to do in my post last week. Maybe you're playing the hard mode...

Good luck!

I've been cooking all my life, main dishes, sides, desserts...

I've never seen a prep time that came close to how long it takes me. Usually at least one and a half to two times as long.

I don't think, though, that prep time is meant to include baking time. It's supposed to be the time to mix ingredients and get the pan into the oven.

Prep time doesn't include realizing your sugar jar is almost empty so you need to empty another bag of sugar into it, or rummaging through your spice cupboard and the overflow spice cupboard for the strange spice you haven't used in a recipe in four years, or replacing a fuse after running your hand mixer and microwave at the same time blows it out.

Just because you figured out that the 2nd through 5th letters are "ound"

Doesn’t mean you can only try words that have those letters in those locations. If h b f and r are candidates, think of words that use 2 or 3 of those letters so as to rule the letters in or out. (Or, if it were to exist, which it doesn’t, a word with all four of the letters.) I don’t know it it’s in the wordle dictionary of allowed words but you could try “bragh” which uses three of the letters. Or try “abhor” which also uses 3 of the 4. Maybe you find yourself in a situation where you can only find a real word that uses two of the four. So use that. You don’t have to only pick words with O as the 2nd letter, u as the 3rd letter and so on.
As an example for today’s wordle I started with a word with three vowels and two common constants. The first letter, which was a consonant, was correctly positioned and colored green. Two vowels were both orange—letters in the solution but not in the correct position. For my 2nd try I used a word with all different letters but it contained a Y and the 4h vowel. The vowel turned green and one of the consonants turned orange. So now I know all five correct letters and the correct positions for two of them. And there’s only one word to try that meets those requirements—the solution. Yes, I was a bit lucky in my guesses but the same process can be applied if the first one or two guesses aren’t so lucky. Just don’t repeat letters in your tries if you don’t have to and you can test more candidate letters in the tries you have available.

True meta is when you get pop-ups telling you

how many pop-ups telling you how many pop-ups have been blocked have been blocked.

I don't know how anyone dares to use a laptop in a presentation any more, what with any number of popups that could appear at any time. [It's been 30 days since your last order of Fungus-B-Gone! Do you want to purchase now?] I guess you could disconnect the computer from the Internet but that wouldn't stop the popups on your computer related to internal timing, or warning you that you're not connected to the Internet.

Here's a thought experiment for you, wnylib.

Imagine a population where for every 1 person unvaccinated against COVID, 10 are vaccinated. Among the unvaccinated, 10 per some denominator, say 100,000, become ill with COVID and have to go to the hospital. Among the vaccinated, only 1 per 100,000 become ill and have to go to the hospital. That would result in the same number of unvaccinated and vaccinated in the hospital due to COVID. But if you're vaccinated, you only have 1/10 the chance of ending up in the hospital as an unvaccinated person.

In the real world, the fractions, percentages, and ratios are different, but it's the same sort of effect at work. A low rate in a large population can appear to balance a high rate in a small population.

Now, imagine if none of the population were vaccinated. The hospitals would be horribly overwhelmed (beyond what they already are). Vaccinations have many beneficial effects for an individual, for cutting down on the spread of disease, and also for keeping hospitals from being devastated.

Watching a minute of Hannity makes my stomach churn.

If I were the man being interviewed, every time I was rudely interrupted, I'd instantly stop speaking and hold up a sign that read something like, "I'm the expert here. Shut up and let me speak, you idiot."
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