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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Quarantine Day Whatevs salutations, Wheelizens!

Happy Birfday II: Natal Boogaloo to Mrs. Paddy!

Mac’s thread pic is very, um, Brendaesque, IYKWIMAITTYD. (Although the French toast and sausage I made her yesterday bought me at least one more day. I think…)

Still no zombie outbreak in Happy Larryville; I’m beginning to fear our stash of ammo is all for naught.

We’re grateful to have both you and Ms. Harper with us!

Here, here and huzzah, even!

This could get interesting:

https://www.wnd.com/2020/04/supremes-order-u-s-city-explain-confiscation-legal-guns/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered officials in San Jose, California, to explain why they confiscated the legally owned guns of Lori Rodriguez.

The city has until May 20th to respond.

“Her firearms were seized seven years ago after her husband was taken to a hospital on a mental health issue,” the foundation said. “At the time, a San Jose police officer advised Rodriguez he had authority to seize all firearms in the residence, including those belonging solely to her, which were all locked in a California-approved safe. The guns were taken without a warrant, and over Rodriguez’s objection.”

Gottlieb said the inquiry is “a significant development, because it signals the Supreme Court is interested in the case.”

BBL.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

As they say, the wheels of justice turn slowly. Seven years?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Week 6 of work remote begins. At least I think it’s Week 6. Good morning, Fatwa and happy day, GN!

Re teh thread pic: Women -- always planning ahead.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hi, Sven!

Seven years?

Ridiculous, isn’t it? Possibly even -- dare I say it -- criminal.

If I were a betting man, I would not wager on those guns still being in the “official” possession of SJPD.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Down the hill from us yesterday -- several hundred motorcycles and trucks.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thank you so much for posting that, Sven.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thank you for sharing, Sven. That was an amazing thing for your community to do.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

It was.

I ran into it on the way to the market Sunday morning -- thought at first it was a back to work protest as there were about 10 trucks with American and Gadsden flags in a small strip mall parking lot.

On my way back, traffic was being blocked off, dozens of bikers on the side of the road facing south, and a lot more coming in with a real heavy police presence. Asked what was up and was told it was funeral escort for a fallen Marine.

Not knowing any of the details, we assumed from the way they were set up that they would head continue south and then up Santa Susana Pass to wherever they were going. We parked in an empty church parking lot out of sight of the main gathering and waited. After an hour, walked about a quarter mile to see what was up -- they were all still sitting there. We waited like another hour, no one had moved yet, and called it a day -- it was really hot out.

Turns out, the route was going to turn west right at the beginning of the line to drive past the father’s house and then through side streets north. We were waiting in the wrong spot -- idiots.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

Happy Gardening Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

What will our world look like when this is all over? And when will it all be over?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hi, Paddy!

What will our world look like when this is all over?

One hopes many current public officials will be ex-public officials who are pinin’ for the fjords.

The “when” obviously remains to be seen; hope that GA’s reopening “experiment” mostly goes well…

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

According to news reports, people “flocked” to the beaches near here. “As heat blasted Southern California on Saturday, the scene on the sand at several beaches was what you’d observe on any hot summer weekend.” If you look at the pictures, though, the crowds are nowhere near summer levels. Police in some areas reported that social distancing was being followed, and drone footage supported that.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Email from work -- looks like we’ll be doing the remote thing at least until the end of May unless something drastic changes in CA.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago
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I can imagine the joy.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Did another improv stream today. Then put it in an editor and lopped off the stream setup time that is inevitably present. I’ll post it tomorrow morning.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

We began refinancing our mortgage last month with a local broker with a guy who did our last refi when he was with BofA. It’s been a lot of back and forth as usual, but nothing major until today. It had been conditionally approved last week, then they asked for latest pay stubs again Saturday, probably the third set of them, which we sent on. Then they came back and said they needed to verify with our employers that we are employed RIGHT NOW and wanted our immediate supervisor’s contact information.

That was it on our end. In our opinion, it’s none of work’s business what we do outside of work. It’s probably no big deal, but it rubbed both of us wrong. I mean really after doing credit checks on us, W2s for the last two years, pay stubs, and looking at our bank accounts, now they need to know that we haven’t been terminated between now and then? Our word isn’t good enough? This would be our third or fourth refinance and no one before asked for immediate contact information.

So we said thanks but no thanks -- we aren’t supplying that information. Ball’s in your court and do what you want -- end the whole process now -- we’re fine with that.

Given all the uncertainties, this might be a case of shooting ourselves in the foot, but so it goes.