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2020 Hellscape Bingo

1margd
jul. 29, 2020, 9:17am

2020 Hellscape Bingo!!
Sample card at https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1268896075194273802/photo/1

-Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson | 9:22 AM · Jun 5, 2020

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Who had demon sex doctor on their 2020 hellscape bingo card? I didn’t even know that was an option!

-Brian @bcprecisionwork | 10:43 AM · Jul 28, 2020

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YOU ARE HERE:
Image (https://twitter.com/KidWebblan/status/1268898773654175744/photo/1)

- KidWebblan @KidWebblan | 9:33 AM · Jun 5, 2020

2margd
ag. 8, 2020, 2:37am

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Libertarian presidential nominee Dr. Jo Jorgensen will not be attending a campaign rally in Jackson Saturday morning after she was bitten by a possibly rabid bat.

https://www.wlbt.com/2020/08/07/libertarian-nominee-cancels-jackson-campaign-eve...

3JGL53
Editat: ag. 9, 2020, 7:25pm

> 2

Has it been definitely confirmed that a libertarian was bitten by a rabid bat? Just as likely a bat would get bitten by a rabid libertarian.

4margd
ag. 9, 2020, 7:35pm

I wondered myself having first heard about it on Twitter, but, googling, found a couple of news accounts on possibly rabid bat--I assume they didn't catch it for testing?

What a bat-crazy year 2020 is proving to be! One to put behind us--Auld Lang Syne, indeed!

5JGL53
ag. 9, 2020, 7:40pm

The earthquake this morning - epicenter about 90 miles from my location - was a pleasant change of pace.

6margd
Editat: ag. 17, 2020, 8:55am

Trump eyes MyPillow 'cure' for coronavirus, toxic oleandrin.
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Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus "cure"
Jonathan Swan | 8/16/2020

..The experimental botanical extract, oleandrin, was promoted to Trump during an Oval Office meeting in July. It's embraced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, a big Trump backer, who recently took a financial stake in the company that develops the product.

Lindell told Axios that in the meeting, Trump "basically said: …'The FDA should be approving it."...

https://www.axios.com/trump-covid-oleandrin-9896f570-6cd8-4919-af3a-65ebad113d41...
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Oleander plants contain several toxic elements, including cardiac glycosides, saponins, digitoxigenin, OLEANDRIN, oleondroside, nerioside and other unknown toxins. These poisons are found in all parts of the oleander plant and are toxic whether the plant parts are dried or green. Ingestion of any part of the oleander plant can lead to serious illness and possibly death. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/toxic-oleander-humans-82304.html

7margd
Editat: ag. 20, 2020, 1:22pm

U.S. Postal Service agents took Trump's former campaign director (Steve Bannon) into custody on a boat off the coast of Westbrook, Connecticut
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/stephen-bannon-brian-kolfage...

Acting U.S. attorney Audrey Strauss, Southern District of New York, indicted Bannon.
(She replaced U.S. Attorney Geoffrey P. Berman, forced out by AG Barr.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/20/bannons-indictment-raises-mor...

8margd
Editat: ag. 21, 2020, 7:42am

California wildfires

Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1296673442792706049/photo/1 Photo credit to @noahberger3884 )

9margd
ag. 22, 2020, 7:19pm

Asteroid the day before election. Only 0.41% chance of hitting us, though!

10cpg
ag. 22, 2020, 10:18pm

>9 margd:

Wikipedia: "Since the asteroid is only about 2 meters (7 feet) in diameter it is too small to do more than create a bolide and common strewn field similar to the Sutter's Mill meteorite."

11margd
ag. 24, 2020, 8:55am

Rick Kopp @Tensor11 | 5:41 PM · Aug 23, 2020:
Three people walk into a bar and one of them goes to the bartender and orders a Corona and two hurricanes.
The bartender says, “That will be 2020. “

"2020 is the cursed monkey paw that keeps on giving"
gif ( https://twitter.com/naomikrowe/status/1297736723577704448 )

12margd
set. 2, 2020, 6:48am

Dear sweet Jesus, just when you think he can't be any more sandwiches short of a picnic and
that nothing he says can surprise you anymore, boom, there it is.

First drink disinfectant, then have some Campbell's new Cream of Antifa soup.
That was definitely not on my bingo card.

Image ( https://twitter.com/AndreaBalfour/status/1300934801780813829/photo/1 )

- Andrea Balfour @AndreaBalfour | 7:13 PM · Sep 1, 2020

13margd
set. 9, 2020, 9:45am

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize--for the second time!
https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/1303661490768142336

14lriley
set. 9, 2020, 11:49am

Ran into this little gem today on Facebook:

Target Rental/Bobcat of Durango (Colorado)

To all:

We normally don't find our company caught up in the national news. We typically keep our nose to the grindstone and focus on keeping our relations with customers, vendors and employees at the forefront. It has come to my attention that a former employee of the Company, Ty Parker, has been arrested in Oregon yesterday, accused of tackling and assaulting protestors.

Ty Parker was employed with Target Rental from June 2019 until December 2019. He was let go because his actions at work repeatedly failed our Company Core Values, specifically our first and most important Value: WE Communicate with Integrity and Respect. Our employees take great pride in our Core Values, and those that choose not to accept them as part of employment will eventually lose their position. We believe communication that is surrounded by integrity and respect will always lead to thoughtful dialogue. We may not find consensus or agreement, but we will not sulk to violence and intimidation and words that divide.

Target Rental does not condone any types of violence, threats, or intimidation, whether from future, former or current employees. For those that have left messages by phone or email asking where we stand, now you know.

Sincerely,
Jim Duke, President
Target Rental

15margd
set. 9, 2020, 5:59pm

Sign of the times in little village near us. Huge Trump sign (5x7?) erected above head height at intersection at village limit. Someone had dabbed paint on small legend (keep America great again?). When we drove by, two guys were surrounding their sign with electric fencing and barbed wire! Wonder what we'll see tomorrow...

This is right across from cider mill which draws crowds on fall weekends for donuts and apple cider...

16lriley
Editat: set. 9, 2020, 6:45pm

Tom Tillis hires some of the best people too:

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/tillis-dress-shirt-health-insurance-veals-1923206...

......'and by the way my parents would gladly die if they couldn't afford medical care'.

GTFO Tom.

17alco261
Editat: set. 9, 2020, 8:11pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

18margd
set. 13, 2020, 6:10pm

Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing | 5:42 PM · Sep 13, 2020
My god, 500+ on EPA PM2.5 Air Quality Index!
600+ in parts of central CA and southern Oregon.
And just not in middle of a forest, but many covering cities.
This level of bad air can be deadly.
Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1305260581688049666/photo/1 )

2) Here are 600+ PM2.5 readings near Oakhurst, CA.
Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1305260876841312265/photo/1 )

3) Also PM2.5 of 600 near Chico, CA. And 721 just south of Paradise, CA.
Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1305261794362089472/photo/1 )

4) Happy Camp, CA (near Oregon state line) had a reading over 700+ just recently. But the sensor there just suddenly went offline for some reason. Oy.
Medford, Oregon hit hard too with high PM2.5’s. You can all search online here. https://purpleair.com/map?opt=1/i/mA
Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1305263016334831623/photo/1 )

5) and Happy Camp just came back — a jaw dropping 818 PM2.5 at Happy Camp Elementary School!! My god.
Image ( https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1305263540589264898/photo/1 )

19margd
set. 15, 2020, 4:26am

Chris Hadfield (astronaut) @Cmdr_Hadfield | 2:07 PM · Sep 14, 2020:

Earth, today - tropical storms, wildfire & Amazon smoke, Sahara dust, 7.6 billion folks fighting a pandemic.
Take care of someone on our shared spaceship.

Image ( https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/1305568794723614720/photo/1 )

20lriley
set. 15, 2020, 7:57am

#18--glad my daughter did not go back to Northern California to work for the Forestry Service this year. The last two years she lived in Chico for half or better of each year. She was down in Oroville a lot and that is a massive, massive fire around that area.

21margd
set. 15, 2020, 8:22am

>20 lriley: In Canada, my best friend's athlete daughter was on extended stay in Australia during its fires. Now she's back in BC (smoke)... Was blessed (mildly, thank goodness) with Covid. The smoke from western fires is high above Michigan at the moment: the sun rose like a "red rubber ball." Must be hell out west to breathe that...

22lriley
Editat: set. 15, 2020, 9:23am

#22--the first year Tara was out there they were having massive fires about 80 miles (?) north of her around Redding. It was enough then to create ash cloud cover over Chico for weeks which also dropped the temperature from 100+ just about every day then into the 90's. After the Paradise fire it was much worse but that was pretty much next door to Chico--maybe 15/20 minutes away. We got to see some of the aftermath of the Redding fires and it looked very much like I would imagine a large scale land war battlefield. We stayed in Paradise about a month before it was destroyed--it seemed a nice place but there were only two parallel roads going in and out that ran along a ridge that overlooked this massive canyon and when the fire came up the road from the east that day there was really only one direction to go to get out for a town of 50,000 or so and those were two laner roads. Keep in mind as well the fire is running along the road besides or ahead of the people fleeing---that the blacktop is super hot and melting in sections--it is morning but it might as well be late evening with all the shit in the air darkening everything. People are shit scared and worrying about family, friends, pets--that might or might not be left behind. Roadblocks, cars breaking down and you're not going to have a home to go back to afterwards--it's a nightmare.

These fires are getting worse from year to year and I'm not sure there's all that much we can do at this point in time. Gov. Newsom is trying to go more green and I think that will help some but there's a lot of resistance and even if there wasn't it's probably going to take some years before this gets better. We do need a national movement to push ideas like the green new deal. Everybody would benefit from that.

I should say something else about the area north of Sacramento that use to include Paradise. There are only 7 republican congressional districts left in the state of California and this one is pretty hardcore conservative and after the Paradise fire here's Trump basically talking about not declaring a national emergency and cutting off all federal relief money. It's almost unbelievable how bad his empathetic and political instincts are. His talking about sweeping out the forests completely ridiculous. These forests are massive and great areas are pretty much unpopulated and/or too rugged to populate even if you wanted to and had the people to do it. Stupid people will stupid and Trump is stupid.

23margd
Editat: set. 16, 2020, 8:50am

Meanwhile in the Atlantic Ocean:

NHC issuing advisories for the Atlantic on TS Vicky, Hurricane Paulette, Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Teddy

(Tropical Storm) VICKY REFUSES TO WEAKEN DESPITE THE SHEAR...
(Hurricane) PAULETTE EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE IN A DAY OR SO...
(Hurricane Sally) HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SPREADING ONSHORE ALONG THE COASTS OF THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND ALABAMA...
(Hurricane) TEDDY RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO A 90-MPH HURRICANE...

National Hurricane Center
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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ETA:
Hurricane #Teddy Advisory 16:
Teddy Now a Category 2 Hurricane, Forecast to Become a Category 4 Later This Week.
http://go.usa.gov/W3H

- National Hurricane Center @NHC_Atlantic | 4:36 AM · Sep 16, 2020·National Hurricane Center

24margd
Editat: set. 23, 2020, 6:16am

'Zombie' Tropical Storm Paulette returns from the dead because it's 2020
Christina Zdanowicz | September 22, 2020

...Hurricane Paulette made landfall in Bermuda as a Category 1 and strengthened to a Category 2 over the island on September 14. The storm then lost speed and lost its tropical storm status, downgraded to a post-tropical low-pressure system.

The storm formerly known as Paulette stewed for five and a half days. That is, until this week.

Paulette regained strength and became a tropical storm once more on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Paulette reappeared Monday about 300 miles off the coast of the Azores islands.

...Paulette isn't the first storm to return from the dead. The last time this happened was in 2004 with Hurricane Ivan...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/weather/paulette-zombie-tropical-storm-trnd/index...

25margd
oct. 5, 2020, 3:50pm

Who looks at 2020 and says you know what this year needs...a mummy tomb opening?
- Josh Gad @joshgad | 2:26 PM · Oct 5, 2020

The mummy tomb, which has been sealed for 2500 years, has been opened for the first time.
0:21 https://twitter.com/VisuallySt/status/1313078675777216512

26margd
oct. 18, 2020, 10:38am

Gregg Favre @GreggFavre | 11:13 AM · Oct 17, 2020:
Between this clip (below) and this weeks much discussed theory that the Bin Laden raid was “staged” & the SEAL Team killed by our own gov, I feel like we’ve jumped the shark.
Imagine trying to explain this to anyone - of any political affiliation 10 years ago.
Wild times, y’all. Wild.

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nikki mccann ramírez @NikkiMcR | 9:04 PM · Oct 16, 2020:
Noor bin Laden is on Tucker to complain about how hard it is to be a Trump supporter.
1:10 ( https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1317270133673439232 )

27margd
nov. 24, 2020, 2:16pm

Mark Hamill @HamillHimself | 8:47 AM · Nov 24, 2020:
Did anyone have Donald retweeting Randy Quaid's do-over vote idea on their 2020 Election Bingo card?
Image ( https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1331232933688930305/photo/1 )

28margd
nov. 25, 2020, 10:08am

Where did this shiny monolith in Utah’s desert come from, and who put it there?
Associated Press | Nov. 25, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: a gleaming metal monolith found in one of the most remote parts of the state.

...discovered during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah

... a three-sided stainless-steel object about as tall as two men put together

...“This thing is not from another world,” said Lt. Nick Street of the Utah Highway Patrol, part of the Department of Public Safety.* (manade fasteners)

Still, it’s clear that it took some planning and work both to construct the 10-to-12-foot monolith and embed it in the rock...

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-11-25/mysterious-shiny-monolith-...

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https://dpsnews.utah.gov/dps-aero-bureau-encounters-monolith-in-red-rock-country...

29mamzel
nov. 25, 2020, 2:22pm

How many of us recalled the monoliths in 2001: A Space Odyssey when they saw this?

30margd
nov. 25, 2020, 3:20pm

Wonder if the movie inspired whoever put it there?

31margd
nov. 26, 2020, 5:36am

Culled mink rise from the dead to Denmark's horror
Carcasses rose to surface at improvised mass grave owing to gases from decomposition
Jon Henley | 25 Nov 2020

...Photos and videos of the emerging bodies have set social media buzzing in Denmark, with one Twitter user calling 2020 “the year of the zombie mutant killer mink” and another calling on the population to “run … The mink are coming for you.”...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/25/culled-mink-rise-from-the-dead-den...

32bohemima
nov. 26, 2020, 9:03am

>28 margd:
I presume the monolith is a section of the beloved Border Wall. Why in Utah? Because he admin didn’t realize that Utah doesn’t have a border with Mexico.

33AliceKerr
Editat: nov. 26, 2020, 9:05am

S'ha suprimit aquest usuari en ser considerat brossa.

34margd
nov. 29, 2020, 5:25am

That Mysterious Monolith in the Utah Desert? It’s Gone, Officials Say
Bryan Pietsch | Nov. 28, 2020Updated Nov. 29, 2020

...It was a mystery how the monolith had been installed in the first place. Lt. Nick Street, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said the monolith had been embedded into the rock.

“Somebody took the time to use some type of concrete-cutting tool or something to really dig down, almost in the exact shape of the object, and embed it really well,” he said. “It’s odd. There are roads close by, but to haul the materials to cut into the rock, and haul the metal, which is taller than 12 feet in sections — to do all that in that remote spot is definitely interesting.”

Officials said that the structure was most likely a work of art and that its installation on public land was illegal. It was unclear who had put it there — and when — but the art world quickly speculated that it was the work of John McCracken, a sculptor fond of science fiction. He died in 2011.

His son, Patrick McCracken, told The New York Times this week that his father had told him in 2002 that “he would like to leave his artwork in remote places to be discovered later.”...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/28/us/monolith-utah-disappeared.html

35margd
des. 29, 2020, 10:54am

Killer fans, of course...

190,000 ceiling fans recalled because the blades detach and fly off
Chauncey Alcorn | December 28, 2020

King of Fans, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that makes the 54-inch Mara ceiling fans, announced the recall on Wednesday after receiving 47 reports of blades detaching, according to a statement from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The fans had been sold at Home Depot stores nationwide...

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/28/business/ceiling-fan-recall-trnd/index.html

36margd
des. 31, 2020, 12:06pm

‘Blood Everywhere’: Aggressive Squirrels Terrorizing, Attacking NYC Residents For Weeks
December 30, 2020

...The victims said they’ve called the city for help. The Department of Health said it advised them to hire a state licensed trapper, which they have, but so far the traps remain empty.

The Centers for Disease Control says small rodents like squirrels are almost never found to have rabies. So not knowing what’s causing the squirrels’ aggressive behavior is concerning for many people who live in the area.

“I’m a little surprised that the city is not taking it a little more seriously considering how many people have been attacked,” Singh said.

She said she is still getting treated for rabies as a precaution, adding this is a good reminder that although squirrels are cute, they’re still wild animals.

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/30/squirrel-attacks-rego-park-queens/