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I am watching. Gotta admit, I am a litle emotional and

by Grantland, y'allywood, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 09:49

I think it is not because "my guy" won but because it feels like my Country may have a chance of being what it is supposed to be.

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Amanda Gormand. Wow. I can't watch this and not cry.

by omahadomer, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 21:10 @ Grantland

The 4th of July called. They're jealous of the fireworks!

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 19:59 @ Grantland
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They were pretty incredible

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 06:31 @ hobbs

I’d loved to have seen them in person. As soon as the first note of Firework started, my wife said “Ah, that’s why they saved Katy Perry for last.”

I loved the “nationwide, all-day party” inauguration. Some of the acts were hit or miss, but it was a great counterpoint to an inaugural ball. Inclusive vs exclusive. Inauguration should probably be the biggest celebration in the country. I like that it was bigger than halftime of the Super Bowl and Independence Day rolled together.

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Yet again, because (mostly) of COVID, we had to reinvent

by BillyGoat, At Thanksgiving with Joe Bethersontin, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 08:35 @ Jeff (BGS)

a major celebration. And by putting more thought and effort into it, it actually got better. I thought the virtual NFL draft was awesome, and they should do it that way every year. The conventions were better. There are other examples, but I can't think of them right now.

Hopefully, the future of inauguration night is like what we saw last night. A celebration of the people -- not just one person -- and the many virtues of this great country.

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Rumor around here is that snow days are a thing of the past

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 08:56 @ BillyGoat

Asking teachers to pivot to online classes at a moment's notice seems like a bit of a tough ask, but it is probably worth it for more stability in the school calendar and a couple of extra days of summer.

Sort of a "Necessity is the mother of invention" kind of thing.

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Not convinced it'll work...

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 09:35 @ Jeff (BGS)

On most "snow days," people aren't arranging for young kids to get to another good learning location. They're just making sure the kids are fed and safe thru the day. A lotta folks can't worry about internet access and a quiet space at the drop of a hat.

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There are a couple of prerequisites

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 09:59 @ domer.mq

I think the theory is that everyone has already addressed these over the past 8 weeks of remote learning, so I suspect their snow day plan will be an extension of this. Maybe they will engage with the park district to provide remote learning locations like they have for the past eight weeks.

We'll see...

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In Indiana, eLearning started a few years ago....

by bk, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:54 @ Jeff (BGS)

It wasn’t designed for long-term but many districts had largely eliminated snow days as part of being one-to-one.

The eLearning days were asynchronous and kids had like 3 days to finish the assignments which allowed for families without reliable internet and a quiet workspace some leeway.

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Makes sense for high school. Not so much for younger kids.

by BillyGoat, At Thanksgiving with Joe Bethersontin, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 09:01 @ Jeff (BGS)

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Yeah, they should aim to do something...

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 06:43 @ Jeff (BGS)

more like that in "normal times." Watching Wolf Blitzer or whoever explain what's going on during some insidery luncheon is always lame.

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Breaking Per WaPo - On that Jan 6th call

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 18:47 @ Grantland
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But why then did the Army deny his involvement on Jan 6th? If it was b/c his last name was "Flynn" then that conflict should have barred him from the Post.

...unless someone higher up wanted him in the command chain and overrode the logical decision.

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It's seppuku city in QAnon world today

by IrishGuard, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:44 @ Grantland

Ron Watkins (who's probably Q) posted this after the whole Q world went nuts when Biden was neither killed nor arrested as planned, but rather inaugurated.

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I wouldn't doubt that there a few real suicides

by Jack @, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:27 @ IrishGuard

I say that with sadness that some people are so delusional.

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More Q fallout in this thread

by IrishGuard, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 15:19 @ IrishGuard

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They got Kristy Swanson?

by San Pedro, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 15:50 @ IrishGuard

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She's a major force in all of it.

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 17:00 @ San Pedro

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Click the "Vent below" tweet at the top for responses. Sad.

by IrishGuard, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 16:39 @ San Pedro

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I really don't grasp this.

by Pete, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:12 @ IrishGuard

The whole movement is centered on this notion that shadowy powers beyond our control are really pulling the strings and all will be made clear and just at the appropriate time. So how does hustle fit into the equation?

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I'm just surprised (and rather pleased)

by KGB, Belly o. the Beast, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:47 @ Pete

that the asshole just suddenly quit on the whole scam today. Would have been the easiest thing in the world to move the goalposts and keep the party going.

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Yeah, I thought it would be like the rapture crowd.

by oviedoirish @, Oviedo, Florida, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:29 @ KGB

Oops, we miscalculated the date.

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Hail Zorp!!!

by BillyGoat, At Thanksgiving with Joe Bethersontin, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12:11 @ oviedoirish

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And folks wonder how Manti Te'o got catfished¯\_(ツ)_/¯

by Domer99, John Wesley Powell's Expedition Island, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 21:46 @ KGB

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Perhaps he believed that after the Jan 6 attack and whatnot

by Jason93, Raining debris all over Europe, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 15:10 @ KGB

the Biden FBI and DHS would go a little harder at Q and these online whackos.

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I think the children like it when I "get down" verbally.

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Merch, donations "to keep the server running", the lulz...

by PAK, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:16 @ Pete

I'm almost 100% certain at this point that the actual Q is the best troll since L. Ron Hubbard and that this was all just a lark he started for the laughs.

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I don't think it's purely a grift

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:15 @ Pete

Somebody people get a kick out of seeming important. Remember GCND?

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Most of the grift is from followers

by irishoutsider @, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 06:02 @ Jay

If you look at how it really takes hold, the grift is from all of the commentary / influencer / streamer types that use it as IP/content. Look at the shaman, guy is an actor that found his 15 minutes playing this part. He gets all the way to the Senate floor mid-insurrection, and his sole motivation is selfies and internet points.

My guess is that Watkins shutting down because the current liability AND the increased risks of keeping any grifts going. It was all fun and games until people got hurt.

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t-shirt sales.

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:12 @ Pete

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hopefully nobody does anything drastic

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 13:58 @ IrishGuard

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My sister in SC texted me yesterday...

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:02 @ Jay

That folks were behaving like a Cat-5 Hurricane was coming. Definitely a big swath expected power outages, and for things to get hairy for several days while Trump retained power.

She's also a chief nurse at the ER and she's not looking forward to going to work this week.

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I want to get these people rehabilitated

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:52 @ IrishGuard

and back into the American project. Can we get them some civics refreshers? Maybe in conjunction with a big scavenger hunt weekend to satisfy their longing to participate in something fun?

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Agreed.

by oviedoirish @, Oviedo, Florida, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:14 @ Grantland

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I'm glad they did "big and outside."

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:59 @ Grantland

They really pulled it off in a way that, I think, said "America is still America."

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It began with the lighting visuals from last night honoring

by PasadenaDomer @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:50 @ domer.mq

victims of COVID, to the thousands of flags on the national mall. This administration gets it.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/01/19/958449203/400-lights-f...

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The aesthetics were incredibly well done

by JD in Portland @, Portland OR, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:30 @ domer.mq

Such a welcome relief after 4 yrs of trump and his sex worker wife’s garish low brow, gold plated and dictator taste.

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I would edit this

by ndphilo @, Seal Beach, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:39 @ JD in Portland

I think the comment about Melania crosses a line, no matter what I think about her or the Trumps generally.

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Except sadly ...

by Mark, SBN, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:37 @ ndphilo

Its accurate.

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"2020 ... Let's win it all ..."

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Its irrelevant

by ndphilo @, Seal Beach, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:19 @ Mark

and trades in misogyny. I think we can and should do better.

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Agree.

by Joe ⌂ @, North Endzone Goal Line, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 17:03 @ ndphilo

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I don't believe it's been substantiated

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 13:52 @ Mark

Didn't Melania win an apology from the Daily Mail over this?

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Exactly the same with me

by Jack @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:45 @ Grantland

And that was a hell of a speech.

And Lady Gaga, J-Lo, Garth Brooks and Amanda Gorman were pretty doggone good, too.

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That poet was amazing

by BPH, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:27 @ Grantland

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IMO, Amanda Gorman delivered the single best encapsulation

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 16:35 @ BPH
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of Trumpism.

“We've seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it".

Winston would approve. And perhaps that is the highest compliment.

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Biden should get her on staff...

by domer.mq ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:39 @ BPH

America could use some speeches polished up by her.


No idea if she'd take the job though.

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$172,200 a year is the salary of a Sr WH advisor

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 16:49 @ domer.mq

Yesterday Gorman had 2 books on Amazon in pre-publication. Roughly 8 hours ago those books shot to #1 & #2 on the Amazon pre-order list.

The ends are meeting!

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Agreed, but Lady Gaga was my favorite.

by Grantland, y'allywood, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:44 @ BPH

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That was Marvin Gaye level nat anthem. Extraordinary

by JD in Portland @, Portland OR, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:37 @ Grantland

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Holy smokes, no kidding!

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:30 @ BPH

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Amanda Gorman, 22 years old

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:29 @ BPH

Just remarkable. So proud.

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Let’s just agree now that she’s POTUS in 2036

by JD in Portland @, Portland OR, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:39 @ Jay

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Biden, Harris x2, Buttigieg, Gordon x2, Hoppe

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 14:15 @ JD in Portland

There you have it through the 2044 election.

(Feel free to sub in AOC or whomever for Pete. I was just trying to fill the gap.)

(The last one is a minor soccer meme. The all-but-3 of you who don't get it can just ignore it.)

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Incredible weave

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:36 @ Jay

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I stood and cheered

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 09:53 @ Grantland

mimosas are on me everyone

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Garth

by hobbs, San Diego, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:18 @ Jay

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