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DougHolland

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Old, large, cranky. Gotta go to the bathroom.
Also, that picture isn’t me.
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Biden planning to hit food ‘shrinkflation,’ corporate greed in SOTU (www.politico.com)

President Joe Biden is weighing how hard to hammer big food companies over painfully high grocery prices in his upcoming State of the Union Address. But some some aides remain wary of focusing too much on food inflation, given how little power the president has to singlehandedly force down prices....

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Sweet jeebers, is Biden really dumb enough to use the State of the Union Address — biggest Presidential bully pulpit in an election year — to complain about shrinkflation?

How to report mod abuse?

Hello Admins! I’ve been recently banned because I broke down and called someone who had 70 downvotes and was already acting like a troll a “dipshit”. As punishment, I’ve been banned for 7 days from the site, and permabanned from the politics community. I feel like this was a little harsh, given the content that stays up...

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So far as I know, there ain’t squat you can do about abusive mods, but I’ll say this for what little it’s worth:

I’ve been following 𝕯𝖎𝖕𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖙 for months, one of about twenty Lemmy contributors I seriously appreciate. Always smart, sometimes funny, sometimes pissed off but in a good way. Said WTF out loud when I saw you’d been banned, and I’m glad you’re back, 𝕯𝖎𝖕𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖙.

Study shows long-COVID hits hardest in Republican states (web.archive.org)

… Overall, the CDC found that seven states in the South, West, and Midwest had the highest prevalence of long COVID in the country, between 8.9 percent and 10.6 percent: Alabama, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wyoming, and, the state with the highest prevalence of 10.6 percent, West Virginia. …...

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Bob Edwards, or Bob Moore?

I liked Edwards more than NPR ever did, but he just talked. Moore made the world a better place.

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Exactly.

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Opponents filed proper petitions to put the question of Cop City to voters; the local (Democratic-run) government has blocked those petitions and that election.

Denied access to democracy, the opposition is now morally authorized to blow up every trace of Cop City, and I wholeheartedly hope they do.

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Gaza is like what, 4 square miles?

About 141 square miles.

That time Mojo Nixon and Don Henley sang "Don Henley Must Die" together (web.archive.org)

“There I was, the king of bullshit, completely flabbergasted,” remembers Nixon. “I took my guitar off, put it back on, did that like three times, then got on the mic and said, ‘Don, do you want to debate? Do you want to fist fight?’ He was shit-faced and he goes, ‘I want to sing that song, especially the part about...

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