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Weekend link dump for September 13

“A Brief Explainer on OnlyFans and Why Celebrities Joining It May Be A Bad Thing”.

“The pandemic is forcing Democrats to ask: How important is door-knocking, anyway?”

“Actually, no, that’s not quite right. I do not need to “hope” that you agree. I know that you agree. I know this because everyone agrees. Which is why you and I don’t get any brownie points or cookies or special commendation for agreeing with such a self-evident, bare-minimum moral stance.”

RIP, Lou Brock, MLB Hall of Famer who broke the single season and career stolen bases records while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.

RIP, William Pursell, Grammy-nominated composer and pianist.

Jeopardy! welcomes Ken Jennings back into the fold.

“What if we get a safe and effective vaccine, and people choose not to get it?”

“How many wounded warriors have stepped forward to attest to Trump’s care and concern for them? How many Gold Star families have stepped forward on Trump’s behalf? How many service families? The silence is resounding. And when such voices do speak, they typically describe a president utterly lacking in empathy to grieving families, wholly uncomprehending of sacrifice and suffering.”

“According to a new study, which tracked anonymized cellphone data from the rally, over 250,000 coronavirus cases have now been tied to the 10-day [Sturgis Motorcycle Rally], one of the largest to be held since the start of the pandemic. It drew motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country, many of whom were seen without face coverings inside crowded bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments.”

“so I just got the electric beard clippers and held him upside down while I shaved off his butt hair“. You want to know what that was all about, don’t you?

“Season 20 will mark the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

“Early Signs Point to ‘Mulan’ Outpacing ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+, Even With Premium Price”.

“Not to mention my fucking generals are a bunch of pussies. They care more about their alliances than they do about trade deals.”

RIP, Diana Rigg, Tony- and Emmy-winning actor best known for The Avengers and Game of Thrones.

“For me, that’s why Woodward’s recording does contain useful information. Trump didn’t believe his own bullshit. He simply lied and people died.”

“Here’s a list of all the NBA arenas being turned into voting sites for this year’s election”.

“A woman in Exeter, N.H., whipped off her shirt and voted topless after she was told she couldn’t cast her ballot while wearing a political T-shirt.”

“Zookeepers at the Saint Louis Zoo were surprised to see their oldest snake coiled around a clutch of freshly laid eggs because she hadn’t been near a male in more than 15 years.”

RIP, Tony Vallone, longtime Houston restauranteur.

“The NFL chooses not to get that, and instead thinks it can walk a tightrope between insulting your intelligence and offending racists. It’s not possible. Not that this was in any doubt before, but Chiefs fans audibly put the lie to any notions of compromise when they booed a group of black men pleading, silently, not to be treated like shit.”

“Imagine you were an alien who landed on planet Earth, and you saw that our planet was afflicted by an infectious disease and that masks were an effective way to prevent the spread. And yet when you went around, you saw some people not wearing them and some people wearing them, and you tried to figure out why, and it turned out it was their political party.”

“The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals.”

RIP, Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, lead singer and co-founder of Toots and the Maytals.

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4 Comments

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    With respect to the NFL, the NFL is quite literally promoting rapists, robbers, and other criminals as heroes. How do you think the underaged sexual assault victim of Jacob Blake feels, when she and her family see the name of her rapist emblazoned on the jerseys and helmets of NFL players?

    The NFL is victimizing that girl all over again. How about the then pregnant woman that George Kirby robbed by pointing a gun at her unborn child? How is she supposed to feel about seeing the guy who robbed her being lionized by the NFL?

    The NFL, as well as the NBA and MLB, have all shot themselves in the foot. Y’all enjoy your failing ratings. You can only insult your customers so much, for so long, before they abandon you. The corona virus limitations are going to mask that for a little while, but sooner or later it will become obvious that they’ve pissed off a significant number of their fans who won’t be coming back.

    My plan this year is to attend a couple of high school games vs. going to a pro game, and probably getting more done on the weekends this Fall.

  2. Ross says:

    So, Bill, are you saying that Floyd deserved to be knelt on and ignored and Blake deserved to be shot? Simply for being Black with criminal records? Are you arguing that Blacks do not suffer disproportionately at the hands of police? If it wasn’t Floyd and Blake, it would have been someone else. They are just representative of the crap that minorities have to put up with from police on a regular basis.

  3. voter_worker says:

    The Sturgis study prompted this pushback/debunking. The numbers just sound awfully sensationalist to me as a layperson.

    https://slate.com/technology/2020/09/sturgis-rally-covid19-explosion-paper.html?fbclid=IwAR1X4QSRsv0Eja76fjhFqCIQ30Se6pcR0rVoNzorCtiQCg6DGb5JhO1n0_o

  4. Manny says:

    Bill you and your racists friends over on Big Jolly continue with your lies to promote hate and racism.

    An adult woman claimed she was sexually assaulted, there had been no trial so just assume he was guilty because he was black. It was not a minor.

    Trump was accused of raping a 13 year old girl, white girl if it makes a difference, is he guilty since he was accused. Trump has many allegations of sexual assaults that have been levied against him by women. Trump is presumed innocent because he is white and a racist? Or just because he white?

    I remember how you argued that Brent Kavanagh was not guilty of sexual assualt? Why, because he is white and a racist?

    Your kind promote hate you are no better than any of the Nazis that followed Hitler, or those that followed Stalin or Mao.

    I don’t have any idea what rocks you all crawl out from, but why not go crawl back there instead of promoting hate with your constant lies.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-jacob-blake-sex-minor/fact-check-jacob-blake-does-not-have-an-arrest-warrant-for-having-sex-with-a-minor-idUSKBN25N2ZO