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R.I.P. Dury’s in Nashville, Tennessee

I missed this — really missed this — from 4 months ago, when I was still in a fog from the forced work from home. Dury’s, the landmark Nashville photography store, that opened in 1882 as one of the original eight Kodak dealers appointed by George Eastman himself, has closed: From the Dury’s website (link […]

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Facemasks are the Most Important, Powerful Public Health Tool

Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifying before Congress on Wednesday: Facemasks — these facemasks — are the most important, powerful public health tool we have. Goddamn right. Now, some people are saying that Dr. Redfield “walked back” his remarks, after being publicly disputed by Comrade Trump, but that’s […]

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Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

Scientific American: Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly. The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science. The most devastating example is […]

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It’s not often I agree with Bill Clinton, but…

The former President had some rather apt remarks to make last night regarding the current President and Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief: If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he’s your man. Indeed. For fuck’s sake, President Hump doesn’t even “go to work” […]

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Who would have thought?

At the bike rally in Sturgis [South Dakota], there are a quarter of a million bike enthusiasts — motorcycle enthusiasts — who are gathering together… in one place… during a pandemic. Who would have thought motorcycle enthusiasts would not understand epidemiology? — Penn Jillette, Penn’s Sunday School podcast #629, 13 August 2020 @5:54.

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Trump: “I haven’t seen him lately”

The paper of record: President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the administration said on Monday. [..] It is unclear when he was last in physical contact with Mr. Trump, although he joined the president on a July 10 trip to Florida. Speaking to reporters before departing the […]

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Remember when?

Oh how I long for the days when the so-called Conservatives were giving then-President Obama unmitigated hell over his handling, or supposed mishandling, of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. You remember that? Those were the days! There were 11 total cases in the United States — ELEVEN — and 2 deaths. Yeah, those were the days. […]

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Jared Kushner Has Succeeded at Exactly Three Things in His Life.

Michelle Goldberg at the paper of record: Kushner has succeeded at exactly three things in his life. He was born to the right parents, married well and learned how to influence his father-in-law. Most of his other endeavors — his biggest real estate deal, his foray into newspaper ownership, his attempt to broker a peace […]

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Bill Gates: There’s no Question

There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel #coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact. https://t.co/mAa2XWwBIB — Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 2, 2020

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Vice President Mike Pence is a Fucking Lying Lier

I don’t believe the President has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus —Vice President Mike Pence, 1 April 2020 on CNN. I know that Mike Pence is a politician, and that you can tell when a politician is lying because you can see his or her lips moving. I also know that Pence, as […]

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