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Doc Sportello

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Leon McAuliffe with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - Steel guitar medley

Take It Away Leon:

Posted by Doc Sportello | Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:10 PM (0 replies)

Find the POC at the Indiana state GQP convention


Yes, we see the backs of their heads and it's hard to tell the faraway ones, but I couldn't see one person of color.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Sat Jun 18, 2022, 10:36 AM (6 replies)

Jimmy Carter shakes hands with every passenger on his flight

And the 97-year-old fantastic former president and superb human being gets a big round of applause:


Posted by Doc Sportello | Fri Jun 17, 2022, 11:27 AM (54 replies)

Hearings are demolishing the big lie - on FAUX NEWS!

Maybe there will be indictments, maybe not but at least Faux viewers are getting a dose of reality. I may be too optimistic but this just might be the start of reducing the fever for some, probably not most, of them. I can hope anyway.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon Jun 13, 2022, 11:55 AM (21 replies)

Colbert on Ivanka's testimony: That must have been a bittersweet moment for the President

She finally screwed him.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Thu Jun 9, 2022, 10:46 PM (18 replies)

A child provides active shooter training

Jawdropping and heartbreaking.

Posted by Doc Sportello | Tue Jun 7, 2022, 08:26 AM (9 replies)

Illinois FB settlement checks are going out

I had forgotten that I signed up for this lawsuit a couple of years ago but had my check deposited today:
Posted by Doc Sportello | Thu May 12, 2022, 12:46 PM (4 replies)

Bob Dylan Center to open Tuesday in Tulsa

The Bob Dylan Center contains more than 100,000 items, including lyrics, notebooks and recordings dating back to the early 60s in Greenwich Village.

The Bob Dylan Center will officially open to the public Tuesday following a weekend full of special events and concerts that feature such artists as gospel legend Mavis Staples, poet and songwriter Patti Smith and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello.

CBS Sunday Morning segment:

Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon May 9, 2022, 10:44 PM (5 replies)

The Musk Cult of Personality: Why do some of us worship billionaires?

Including some on this site.

Here's a few reasons:


Psychologists say that many of us fantasize about being billionaires, meaning that when they root for Musk, they're really rooting for what they perceive as a version of themselves namely, as masters of the universe, "winners" in every sense that mainstream society deems worthy. In the process, they also reveal their own deep feelings of inadequacy.


And, unsurprisingly, they also checked the right demographic boxes to benefit from various forms of societal privilege. For one thing, they are almost always white. For another, they are almost always male.

"Basically the difference between what we would call a psychopath and people that we admire is like a surgeon or a killer, a judge, or a gangster, they may have some of the same characteristics, but are either at a different intelligence level or they're doing things that are actually unacceptable to society," Bieber explained. As Landay explained, psychopathic tendencies consist of three personality traits: boldness, "such as interpersonal dominance"; lack of empathy and a tendency toward being mean; and disinhibition, "such as impulsivity."

"Essentially, individuals with psychopathic tendencies have the potential to be much a much worse than average jerk, yet because of those very qualities, it's plausible that they might find great success in business organizations," Landay told Salon.

Posted by Doc Sportello | Sat Apr 30, 2022, 12:07 PM (99 replies)

Dominant strain (BA.2) hasn't shown signs of starting a surge



The Omicron subvariant caused as many as 3 in 4 cases of Covid-19 in the United States last week, according to the latest genomic surveillance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but so far, there are no signs of a looming surge in the US.
Even as BA.2 has become dominant, overall numbers of cases are still decreasing, says Dr. Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.


Zooming in on areas of the country that are seeing more BA.2 transmission, like New York, wastewater has been only modestly affected.
"It's still low when we look at absolute raw numbers of viral copies in wastewater," said David Larson, an associate professor of public health at Syracuse University who helped create the state's wastewater dashboard.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:18 AM (38 replies)
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