Miss Anita Manbadly

Miss Anita Manbadly

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2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Hugs and Kisses Open T... · 1 reply · +7 points

Oh, no. The evil of Wisconsin rural addresses comes when you try to find Highway O. Every county has a Highway O but they aren't contiguous from town to town. You're on Highway O in Neshkoro? Trying to get over to an address on Highway O in Westfield? Oh no, different Highway O, you have to take Y to F to Q to X and hop on 39 for a minute and then take G to L to (unmarked dirt road) and then you can get on Highway O in the county you're trying to get to.

Driving in rural Wisconsin is like that old skit: "You can't get there from heah, because Pep'ridge Fahm, REMEMBERS"

3 days ago @ Crasstalk - Wistful Weekend Open T... · 3 replies · +5 points

Has Elon Musk cornered the market on self-ownage?

4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Wistful Weekend Open T... · 1 reply · +2 points

Tell me he's not just a lovable dude.
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4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Wistful Weekend Open T... · 3 replies · +6 points

Two of my employees in India are infected. One has been out for a couple weeks and may return next week. Another is heavily fatigued but has been able to keep up with email, sort of. Yet another of my guys lost his father to covid on Wednesday after spending the entire day on Tuesday trying to find a hospital bed for him.

I've been keeping up on what's happening over there and am mightily pissed at the US for creating an embargo on shipping the reagents used to create the vaccine to India. At least that was canceled this week and supplies are being shipped now.

Here's what I hear from my employees -- they do have a vaccine rollout planned, but depending on where you live it's at least 2 weeks away, if not longer. One Indian state said they wouldn't be able to start their vaccination rollout until September. September.

4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Wistful Weekend Open T... · 0 replies · +4 points

Here's an odd appliance question. Does anyone else's furnace emit a quiet, self-satisfied sounding beep when it finishes a work cycle?

A detail, in case it helps. The furnace in this house is one a them fancy types what runs the fan at intervals to keep the air circulating, and then only turns on the heat or a/c when it's needed. Apparently this is a money saving thing, according to the manual.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 4 replies · +7 points

I get the second shot tomorrow. I wonder if the lines will be shorter this time since now we're running into the deniers? TBH if people aren't going to take the shot I hope we start sending completed doses to other countries that desperately need them.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Responding to angry voters who echoed former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election, Arizona Republicans promised a detailed review of the vote that showed Trump to have been the first Republican presidential nominee to lose the state since 1996.

“We hold an audit,” state Sen. Eddie Farnsworth said at a Judiciary Committee hearing. “And then we can put this to rest.”

But when a parade of flatbed trucks last week hauled boxes of voting equipment and 78 pallets containing the 2.1 million ballots of Arizona’s largest county to a decrepit local coliseum, it kicked off a seat-of-the-pants audit process that seemed more likely to amplify Republican grievances than to put them to rest.

The head of Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based firm that Republican senators hired to oversee the audit, has embraced Trump’s baseless theories of election theft and has suggested, contrary to available evidence, that Trump actually won Arizona by 200,000 votes. The pro-Trump cable channel One America News Network has started a fundraiser to finance the venture and has been named one of the nonpartisan observers that will keep the audit on the straight and narrow.

In fact, three previous reviews showed no sign of significant fraud or any reason to doubt President Joe Biden’s victory. But the senators now plan to recount — by hand — all 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, two-thirds of the entire vote statewide.

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Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state, a Democrat, was less enthused.

“My concern grows deeper by the hour,” she said in an email Friday. “It is clear that no one involved in this process knows what they are doing, and they are making it up as they go along.”

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The Senate, seemingly caught unawares, initially refused to accept delivery of the subpoenaed material for lack of a secure place to store it. Officials rented a local coliseum, but the county sheriff’s office refused to provide security, calling the job outside its scope.

The second firm hired to analyze the audit results, Cyber Ninjas, says it is an industry leader. But The Arizona Republic soon reported that the company’s chief executive, Doug Logan, had posted a litany of stolen-election conspiracy theories on a Twitter account that he had deleted in January.

Among them was a retweeted post suggesting that Dominion Voting Systems, a favorite target of the right, had robbed Trump of 200,000 votes in Arizona. Dominion says Cyber Ninjas is led by conspiracy theorists and QAnon supporters who have helped spread the “Big Lie” of a rigged election.

At a news conference last week, Logan said the company was committed to a fair, transparent process. “It’s really, really important to us that we have integrity in the way we do this count and in the results that come out of it,” he told reporters.

Fann has said that the firm and others it will oversee are “well qualified and well experienced.”

Unease about the audit has continued to mushroom. Hobbs, the secretary of state, asked the state attorney general, Mark Brnovich, a Republican, to investigate the Senate’s handling of the procedure, citing a lack of transparency about security of ballots. She noted that some of the Legislature’s furthest-right firebrands have had free access to the coliseum even as it remained unclear whether reporters and impartial election experts would be allowed to observe the proceedings.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 2 replies · +4 points

Miss Mary Sunshine, your intrepid reporter, back back back in the house with a new gem for your Monday morning.

Half a Year After Trump's Defeat, Arizona Republicans Are Recounting the Vote

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

That was on the news last night -- car rentals in some airport locations are over $750 a day. This is due to (a) no one renting cars in 2020 due to no traveling due to covid so the rental companies sold off their fleets and (b) shortage of new cars to purchase due to shortage of computer chips required to build new cars due to factory closures due to covid. Hooray supply chain logistics.