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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy (Alleged) ACB Confirmation Day, Wheelizens!

It’d sure be nice to have another originalist on the SCOTUS.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I wonder if the media will cover it or decide it’s just more “Russian disinformation” and talk about something else? Three conservative/originalist Justices in less than four years. Amazing.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I couldn’t agree more, Mac! Roberts seems more interested in staying on the cocktail party circuit than in applying the Constitution and the law.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Good morning, Fatwa -- happy Monday everybody.

The winds arrived this morning around 1:30 -- quite strong, but so far no problems. Up north of us they recorded a 93mph gust.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hi, Sven!

93 MPH? Holy crap!!1!

With teh humidity at 12%, that ain’t good.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

There’s a brush fire about 9-10 miles away from us that’s causing lots of smoke and ash on the 5 and 405. It was at 50 acres about an hour ago and they’ve already brought in water dropping helicopters to fight it. Hopefully they can get it under control before it gets out of hand.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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It was recorded in Santa Clarita.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Excellent Thread Pic Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

The winds here have been gusting to 41 mph. We brought in our lightweight Halloween decorations, but couldn’t find one headstone. I looked downwind for a few hundred feet, but couldn’t find it. Ten minutes later, it showed up in the backyard.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I started watching a Netflix series over the weekend called Penny Dreadful. Set in London in 1890 and it’s taken many horror story characters and elements (Van Helsing, the Wolfman, vampires, witches, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray) and mashed them all up together. It’s interesting if rather melodramatic, but the sets and costuming are wonderful.

What I find funny is that Netflix does its usual warning for each episode stating that it has “Language, nudity, sex, violence, gore and…smoking.” So smoking ranks right up there with graphic evisceration as disturbing content. What’s even funnier is that there’s rampant drinking and drug use, but that’s apparently of no concern. Smoking, though…

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago

You know, I’ve considered putting in a doggy door since I spend my days in town now … and it’s not sprinklers that I’m afraid would be drug in. I believe I’ve mentioned Ollie has an uncanny ability to find skunk burrows — although … that might be one way of getting rid of the carpet in the living room.
I may have to think more on this.

Good afternoon EveryGerbillyBody!

It’s currently around 80° and raining. We’ve apparently got a cold front coming in tomorrow, but none of the weather-guessers/phone dingii agree on how low it’ll go.

I hope the confirmation hearings go well this evening. As for the the rest, I’ll be watching intermittently through the fingers covering my eyes. My tolerance level has been far exceeded.

I got to educate my boss on the Godwin rule last week. A customer was getting his oil changed and mentioned that he sees similarities of Hitler’s rise to power in Trump.
::bangs head on desk:: ::rolleyes::

It’s everywhere. Teh dumb.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Bless you for trying, Mac, and you too, Tex, for probably not saying anything. The customer always being right and all.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

The Santiago fire is now over 5,000 acres and 70,000 people in Irvine are under mandatory evacuation. The fuel load is low, since this area burned in 2007, but more homes have been built in areas that used to be scrub. The fire line is coming close to some houses.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Listening to Chuck Schumer -- Amy Coney Barrett is Hitler. A lot of sour grapes and threats. Is there any group better at doing righteous indignation than Dems?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I think he was close to tears. For our children and the country on this the darkest day in the history of the Senate.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Nice ceremony -- good speech by Trump -- he didn’t really insert himself into it. And Justice Barrett did a good brief speech as well. If Trump does lose next week, this will take some of the sting out of it.