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  1. about 7 hours ago on Doonesbury

    Keep in mind, the GQP is universally convinced that the Big One, the 2020 presidential election, was “stolen” precisely because their despicable candidate received around 58% of the White vote while President Biden, and civility, polled only around 42% of the White vote. It was the “illegal” votes, counted equally, of all of “those other people” that put President Biden in office. That was and is utterly unacceptable to the Q-publiguns, and it’s precisely why they continue to claim that the election was “fraudulent” and “stolen.” They’re just frustrated that they can’t actually say that out loud quite yet and get away with it, and they’re peeved that the rest of the world refuses to understand or sympathize with their frustration.

  2. 2 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Note that boiling is required as part of making beer. No human pathogen can live in wine, even if it’s diluted 50/50 with water and allowed to stand, to “marry,” to make it thirst-quenching. In past times, the challenge always was getting something safe to drink.

  3. 2 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Christine Lavin nailed it years ago:

    Christine is merely brilliant…

  4. 3 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    The origin of the term “deviled” seems to be rather obscure, perhaps intentionally so. It seems that back in earlier times, back before modern refrigeration and food processing standards were developed, one might add a lot of spice and pickles to cover up the flavor of some food that had gone somewhat “off.” That reached its pinnacle in the Chicago meat-packing industry at the end of the 19th Century. They would gather, process, cook, “de-vile” with spice & such, and then can accumulated scrap meat. Hence, “de-viled” ham or whatever. Tasty stuff!

  5. 5 days ago on Bloom County

    Ew!! Fish!!

  6. 8 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Respected scientific research has shown that religious fundamentalism is often associated with a certain amount and type of brain damage. No joke. Here: Neuropsychologia – “Biological and cognitive underpinnings of religious fundamentalism” (The whole paper is behind an expensive paywall, but the abstract covers it.)

  7. 9 days ago on Non Sequitur

    There is some certainty. I’m quite certain that there’s no good reason for me to get out of bed on a Sunday morning to go to meetin’, and for sure there’s no good reason at all to tithe 10% of my income to some charlatan.

  8. 9 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Quite the name for that boat!

  9. 10 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Most Amish are more or less OK with using electricity, it’s being hooked to and dependent of the “grid” that they object to. Solar panels/power is generally fine so long as there’s no connection to the grid. Likewise with computers and the internet. Computers are acceptable, the internet not at all.

    I live in the heart of Amish country. I still get bills from them written on a scrap, not a complete sheet, of paper using a dull pencil. They ARE different…

  10. 10 days ago on Non Sequitur

    More or less very likely the case. At that time both the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea basin, which was dry during the Ice Age but filled rapidly once it started to fill, flooded.