Happy Monday! [DOT 21/22/22]

The holidaze are upon us! Hopefully you are looking forward to a nice Thanksgiving. I’ve got 4 days off in a row and not a damn thing to do. I’m so excited.


#MERICA

What we know about the Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/20/us/colorado-springs-nightclub-shooting-what-we-know/index.html

At least five people killed in shooting at gay nightclub in Colorado Springs
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/20/people-killed-shooting-at-colorado-springs-nightclub


I’m sorry but does he not realize how close he came to being strung up outside the Capitol on 1/6?

Pence says FBI search of Trumpโ€™s Mar-a-Lago โ€˜sent the wrong messageโ€™
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/20/mike-pence-trump-january-6-capitol-attack-fbi-search


Sprots!


Stonks!

Disney Shocker: Bob Iger Returning as CEO, Bob Chapek Exits
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/disney-bob-iger-returning-ceo-bob-chapek-exits-1235266823/


Stop licking the toads!


Today in cuteness:


Have a great day!

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  1. Speaking of the benighted World Cup, where for the first time ever the host nation’s team lost their very first match, I was surprised to see that 85-year-old Morgan Freeman popped up rather unexpectedly to open the ceremonies with a strange monologue somewhat directed at a 3-foot-tall Qatari. Who needs watery Budweiser in the stands when you are witness to such a hallucinatory event?

    Then I read about Morgan Freeman backlash, of which I was completely unaware. First of all, it seems Morgan Freeman apologized to eight women who accused him of sexual harassment in 2018. I didn’t know that. But second of all in 2010 he flew off to Zurich to make a bid for the 2022 World Cup…for the USA, alongside Bill Clinton and others. Apparently he completely botched his speech, which is a sore spot to this day, and now he shows up in 2022 celebrating this Qatarstrophe (not my neologism, sadly) so people are upset but I’m pretty sure Morgan Freeman doesn’t really care. After all, he’s 85 (did you know he got his start on “The Electric Company” in the 1970s?) and as if he didn’t already have more money than God (whom he’s portrayed at least twice on-screen, in the unfortunate Bruce Almighty and then the first-time-as-tragedy-second-time-as-what-were-the-producers-thinking Evan Almighty) I’m sure the Qataris compensated him with large stacks of petrodollars.

  2. Todd is such a bad interviewer. He simply has no ability to prep for them.

    As Trevor Noah joked “Chuck, you here? How you doing? I’d ask a followup but I know you don’t know what those are.”

  3. I’m a soccer fan, but doing my best not to pay attention to this year’s World Cup. Just too much corruption benefitting garbage human beings. My goal is to turn all the hours that I would’ve spent watching games into exercise hours. I’m doubting I reach or exceed that goal, but it’s what I’ve got to keep a carrot in front of me.

  4. Mike Pence is a fucking idiot disguised as a serious person.

    If someone tired to hang me… Well I’d take it personally.

    This is a combo of denial and him going to his default programming of kissing the asses of people higher on the totem pole than you.

    Dan Quayle is made of sterner stuff than Mike Peeny.

    Peeny is no leader.

    • Heck, I’d even argue that Mike Pence is actually about 50 dust bunnies, in a business suit, pretending to be “a guy with good hair”๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’–

       

      It makes perfect sense, that he was Trumpty-dumpty’s running mate–because Trump’s alllllllways yammering on about “They got this guy from Central Casting!” and, honestly? If you went to the human version of a Costume Rental Shop, Pence *does* look exactly like what you’d want if you needed a “space filling politician” character…

      Reasonably good-looking in a “conventionally attractive middle-America-guy” way, good hair (that looks somewhere between “politician” and “midsized-market local news anchorman”), built so that he looks pretty good in a business suit–in that “could be the middle-aged guy, modeling suits in the local newspaper ads” way, not really vocal about stuff–radical on the *inside* but aaaaalllllways deferring his *own* opinions to those who claim superiority/authority over him, and because of that “generic, Midwestern-guy, good looking” stuff?

      He’s *also* perfect as the “generic politician character” choice–because he’s both utterly forgettable *and* interchangeable!

      He’s not “hottie, but über-himbo” (think the human version of r/OneOrangeBraincell material–like Rick Scott wearing glasses ๐Ÿ˜‰)

      And he’s also not “So oily, your hand’ll feel greasy for DAYS after a handshake!” like Matt Gaetz, or “Average guy, but with a LOT of personality!” Like Obama when he was senator.

      He’s just a generic “Fifty Dust-bunnies in a Human Suit” sort.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–

       

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    • This part, in particular, got me, “Will Harris, who farms the vast White Oak pastures in south Georgia, turned his back on industrial farming and the use of antibiotics several years ago. ‘Now, in the environment in which I raise my animals, we don’t have sick animals very much.’”

       

      Because I’m “up home” so I can be close by & visiting dad everyday,** while he’s in hospice, and I’ve been doing some driving (running errands, etc.) around the region where I grew up, I’ve been seeing some of the cattle farms which are still around (the ones that managed to survive by “get(ting) big,” instead of “get(ting) out”…

      It’s 100% unsurprising to read that they’re still overusing antibiotics–because the “finishing operation” farms are “housing” *multiple* full-sized steers & heifers in their “finishing lot” that’s basically the cow-version of a strip mall…

      Imagine a “building” with a LONG, 10-ish foot high wall (probably a “short” city/town block long, with one 90° turn at the end, and another wall perpendicular to the first, that’s half the length of the first one. Attached at the top of the wall is a 10-20 foot wide “roof”/awning–which allows the cattle to stay out of the elements somewhat. The “ground” is sloped concrete–designed to drain “wet” things away from the wall (urine, rain, snow, etc).

      Every 20′ or so (maybe 30′, if the buildingis “spacious!๐Ÿ™„), all along the wall, the “building” is divided into square holding pens, with–depending on the farm–10+ cows *per* pen…

      There is NOWHERE for these coes to lay down, except on that concrete slab… sometimes the pens are “long” ones, and there *may* be a 10’×20′ or 20’×20′ patch of mud to walk on/lay in (because, REMEMBER, the concrete is sloped to drain any & all liquid *away* from the wall–so the dirt the cows have is ALWAYS gross, urine-filled MUD!!!๐Ÿ™ƒ)…

      The cows at these “finishing lots”?

      They are always caked in literally shit-filled, urine-filled MUD.

      The kind of mud, which is going to cause infections, if the cow gets a scratch/small cut/scrape (likely, when you have *this* many cattle, in such a small space, with metal fences, concrete walls, metal feed & water troughs, & metal gates! And *also* likely, because that mud is caked on the cow’s hide, on *at least* the lower 1/3 of their torso & all over their legs, too)…

      And *also* likely, when you have hooved animals, walking around/laying on CONCRETE all day!!!

      Something is gonna cut up/scrape their skin, eventually, or they’ll have *some* type of issue…

      And ain’t NO farmer gonna call out the vet for *every* little boo-boo their cow gets–that farmer is gonna talk their vet (because it’s gotta be a “large animal” vet–and there are literally only a *handful* in any given region!) into writing them a “blanket use” prescription a couple times a year, so that the farmer can go to their local Fleet Farm, Fleet Supply, or down to Leedstone, and stock up a few times a year, so they have the meds *on hand* (or, at *minimum,* the prescription–so the wife or kids can pick up the meds!), instead.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™ƒ

      Yeah, at least we’re NOT blanket-using the antibiotics in feed, anymore!…

      But if you’ve ever seen cattle-finishing or hog-finishing operations? You know that they literally *have* to be using antibiotics, regularly, because all those animals are in SUCH close quarters, covered in shit-mud, and don’t have the physical space needed to keep the animals fully healthy.๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

      Then, there’s shipping ’em to market–catte trucks/hog trucks are made with full steel trailers… steel that can/does get scratched/scraped/bent inward, making sharp spots that can cut or scratch the animals headed to the slaughter yards… and then there’re the slaughter yards themselves…. some of them may have been *designed* by Dr. Temple Grandin… but how many are maintained in like-new condition all the time?๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿค”

      Slaughter yards are messy–messier still, on the days they get cattle/hogs from the REALLY dirty/muddy “finishing ops.”

      Lots of chances for infections to *still* happen, and antibiotics to be given, depending on how long the cattle need to be held, before they can be killed & their meat processed…

      It’s completely unsurprising, that JBS, Cargill, and the other place have *this* much antibiotics reported in the meat they’re shipping out, because it’s impossible to keep that many animals in that small a space (no matter how big that space seems to be!!!), without Antibiotic use.

      Just like it’s impossible to run a dairy op nowadays, without high use of antibiotics & “antibacterial” soaps/cleansers (you can’t exactly use bleach on cows udders, to kill bacteria before you milk ’em–but you also can’t use “just water” either!)

      ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿฅด

       

      **almost–i didn’tmake it yesterday, for the first time!

  5. Here is an unfortunately all-too-typical “Only in New York, kids, only in New York” story:

    • Nearly three years after the pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center was closed for emergency roof repair for what was supposed to be six weeks, the Olympic-caliber swimming facility remains off limits to the public. At fault: an ongoing fix to the building’s movable floor.

    The pool is just 14 years old (so 11 years old when it closed) and is part of a $67 million facility. To put this construction disaster timeline in perspective, it took 13 1/2 months to build the Empire State Building and four years to build the George Washington Bridge.

  6. In case there’s any doubt that CNN has gone over to the Right side…check out this article about one couple’s IVF journey. They mention God so often I should have clued in.

    TLDR a Christian Fertility center specifically only provides embryos to (white) hetero couples. This couple in particular believe it is God’s will that they, who have already conceived four kids naturally, have a set of twins via adopting embryos frozen 30 years ago.

    “I was 5 years old when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy, and he’s been preserving that life ever since.”

    ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ ๐Ÿคฎ ๐Ÿคฎ ๐Ÿคฎ

    I admit that I stopped reading halfway. I think CNN are setting up for the argument that life begins at conception and that embryos should not be destroyed.

    And this my DS friends is why we will be destroying the remainder of our embryos. I feel morally responsible for them and it would kill me to think that they ended up with some white conservative Christian family. Then again, those people are probably racist enough to not want our 1/4 Cambodian (the brown kind of Asian) embryos.

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