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  1. StrangeSox

    2020 Election Thoughts

    remember when you portrayed this as a polite disagreement and compared it to civil rights protests? lol Tex-posting is what happens when your brain defaults to Both-Sides in every possible circumstance and believe that the answer is always in the middle, no matter the circumstances.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    All the way back down to only 8.5k yesterday. Lowest number of daily vaccinations since January 3rd. 7-day average trending rapidly downward. Absolutely pathetic.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    FWIW Rittenhouse is charged by the state of Wisconsin, so Trump's federal pardon power doesn't apply to him.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-variant-dominant-us/2021/01/15/4420d814-5738-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html We are going to be at 3k+ deaths/day through the spring. CDC report here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7003e2.htm?s_cid=mm7003e2_w#F1_down
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    West Virginia is currently outpacing the rest of the country in vaccine distribution. NPR dug into why: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/07/954409347/why-west-virginias-winning-the-race-to-get-covid-19-vaccine-into-arms And another article examining why: https://theconversation.com/the-simple-reason-west-virginia-leads-the-nation-in-vaccinating-nursing-home-residents-153274 Tear up the CVS/Walgreens contracts and start giving it to every qualified pharmacy and doctor's office in the state. Everything about this rollout has been a complete disaster.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Any reason not to assume that, just like with tons of PPE shipments last Spring, this wasn't stolen by the Feds and have now simply disappeared? And don't forget, these malicious assholes have decided not to invoke the DPA to ramp up production, something that could have been started months ago.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Biden's child care plan that was just announced is actually pretty strong on this stuff. Tax credits or direct subsidies for pre-K school, and expanded child tax credit too. We're paying $2500/mo right now for child care for two kids. $30k/year! We're lucky in that we can shoulder that burden, but raising children in this country is incredibly, unnecessarily expensive.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/health/covid-immunity-antibodies-intl/index.html People who were infected in the first wave, nearly a year ago now, probably have pretty substantially reduced immunity and can almost certainly reinfect other people. Even people who caught it in last summer's wave are going to have pretty reduced immunity on average. It turns out that the whole "natural herd immunity" strategy that almost the entire medical and public health communities called absolutely insane and unworkable is absolutely insane and unworkable. Shots need to get into arms immediately. I sort of suspected it was the case, but it's disappointing to hear that the goal is now "100M shots by the end of 100 days," so only maybe 60-70M people with at least a single shot by May as the pandemic rages and the more contagious variants take hold.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Seems to be a fair description of Pace and the Bears as well if you recognize the 7-spot 8-8 expanded playoff appearance for what it is. They're where they're at due to years of bad mistakes.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The local government building my FIL runs is going to be a county vaccine clinic as soon as next Friday. Really hope they start ramping the pace of everything up. We're at 5-10% of the daily vaccinations we need to be at.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Hmm
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    The picture is from 2019 but other members of Congress say she was giving tours on 1/5/21.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    It was a very difficult decision do we extend everyone for 2 years, or 3???
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Hell of a fascist terror movement Trump built
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Two full divisions of NG in DC
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    The circled people are also making the white nationalist/proud boys "OK" sign edit: fake news! still, she's proudly posing with white supremacists. glad we've got a fully Qanon'd loon in the House now
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Sleeping on marble floors, ouch
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yes? Even if it was only 50% efficacy, that's still much better than 0% efficacy you have right now. People with underlying medical conditions are in the first tier because of their heightened risk of severe illness or death if they develop COVID. I'm not aware of any data to date that linked reduced vaccine efficacy to specific underlying medical conditions. There wouldn't have been enough people with enough of the same underlying conditions in the trials to date to really know that.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Just want to go back to this. There may be a difference between Trump and Cruz--true believer vs. cynical asshole. But that's where the differences end. At best, Cruz fully knows he's been helping spread the Big Lie about the election being illegitimate and stolen for months, and that his votes last week were the culmination of that. There was no legitimacy to any of his claims, and his concerns were all bad-faith bullshit. It was mountains of red meat for the conservative base and helped further the lie that Trump didn't actually lose and that Biden/Harris are illegitimate. There's no way to differentiate the effect their actions have just because their motivations may be different. Nobody should humor any of his bullshit, his fake calls for "election integrity." He doesn't care. This was entirely about attacking Biden's legitimacy and endearing himself to the Trumpist base.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Normal party
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Capitol Police, the FBI and the National Guard are briefing Democrats in Congress on upcoming security threats and measures for Biden's inauguration. This includes metal detectors for members of Congress. Because they're worried one of the lunatics in the House may try to assassinate Biden or Harris.
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