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Saul's Deli's little eff-you to Vladamir Putin while helping where it's needed

https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/06/10/sauls-deli-ukrainian-refugees-poland-world-central-kitchen

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022Author

Pundits say J6 is not just punditry. It's building a strong legal case to lay at the DOJ's feet against Trump. And not small stuff: Corruption, Obstruction, Conspiracy. Like jail for the rest of his life, God willing.

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I'll believe it when he actually walks through the jail doors.

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This. Merrick Garland and company have a golden opportunity to demonstrate how the US treats people who try to stage coups. Meek action here ensures it happens again in the near future.

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Based on his track record so far, I do not anticipate Garland doing much of anything here

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And not just trump. Others around him who participated in this need to go to jail as well.

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The same PAC that unloaded all the dirt on Madison Cawhtorne just dished that Lauren Boebert worked as an escort and had two abortions. Her primary election is June 28th. [LetThemFight.gif]

https://www.fireboebert.com/boebertabortions

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OH SWEET TAPDANCING GEEBUS, THEY BROUGHT RECEIPTS. She was (allegedly) a stripper who turned to prostituting to save her failing business. She ended up being a sugar baby for one of the Koch Brothers. Through him, she meets Ted Cruz. There are texts, where you can see Boebert on the sugarbaby website. You can read into the texts and it doesn't directly say it... but one of the interpretation is that she slept with Ted Cruz, she had an abortion with a non-zero chance it was Ted Cruz's, she blackmailed him, and then he pays her, and told her to run for office.

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Reddit said that the girl on page 4 isn't her. Just waiting for the major news networks to vet the info and run stories on it. Hopefully by the morning.

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Cawthorne's dirt dribbled out over time. More to come for Boebert?

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J6 Committee details the quarter billion dollar raise by the "Save America" PAC that was supposed to raise funds to litigate the so-called stolen election. J6 raises the question that the rest of us already know - almost none of it went to its so-called purpose and it was siphoned off to Trump interests.

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/13/1104648634/january-6-panel-trump-campaign-fundraise-misled-donors-election-lies

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Example: Kimberly Guilfoyle earned $60k for her introduction of her boyfriend - Mr. Booger Sugar - at the J6 Coup Qlux Klan rally

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/kimberly-guilfoyle-trump-rally-speech-introduction-1367489/

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Where did the other $240 million go? They only detailed where $7.2 million went, I want to know where is the rest of that money and what was/is it being used for.

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Follow the gd money!!!

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JFC on a popsicle stick.

The US came within a gnat's fart of a full coup. Trump was obsessed with voter fraud that didn't exist. Barr resigned. Then his replacement Rosen took office, backed up by Dept AG Donoghue. Trump lined up a filing for Rosen to file to overturn the election. Rosen & Donoghue pushed back. Trump persisted. Barely known lawyer Jeffrey Clark - an environmental lawyer - started meeting Trump behind his bosses back to pursue Trump's wishes. Rosen couldn't fire Clark because he was a Presidential appointee. Clark went behind Rosen's back again and convinced Trump to replace Rosen with himself because he would support all of Trump's Qanon conspiracy theory BS. Trump got everyone in a room together and told Rosen that he was thinking of firing him and replacing him with Clark. Everyone but Clark said they would resign in protest and Trump relented, instead going after Pence to get him to overturn the election. Three days later, Pence refused to overturn the election, Trump rallied the J6 mob and the Capitol insurgency happened.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/14/inside-explosive-oval-office-confrontation-three-days-before-jan-6/

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Yeah, I read that. I didn't ever believe that DOJ would charge Trump with a crime, but I've changed my mind about that, I think they should.

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I think they need to charge him, Meadows, Bannon, Giuliani and anyone else that was involved.

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RIP Old DBD. It appears SB Nation changed their commenting system. They wiped clean all the comments from CaliforniaGoldenBlogs.

https://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/

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That's a shame. It's always sad to see a large corpus of online activity disappear overnight like that, even if the site had already become a ghost town.

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They say that everyone dies two deaths, the natural death and the death when no one remembers your name... well, we are all well long the way towards the second death.

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Posterity shall never know what Rishi truly <3

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big ups to the newly engaged rishi

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what's his name?

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i offered him congrats and told him to get a Lemon Drop on me

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Don't worry...EVERYONE knows what Rishi truly <3

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i am pretty sure i can access old comments in database if necessary

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i'm free

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Ouch.

Some of my best commenting was over there. Not that I've visited it more than once or twice since WFC came into existence. But still.

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they transitioned over to a commenting system based on a small company that they acquired a while ago. it has been a long time coming

https://coralproject.net/

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That's nice and all, but can you post reaction gifs from "Clueless"?

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Rank 'em: Dutch apple, blueberry, peach, key lime, Don MacLean's American, pecan.

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022Author

Pecan, blueberry, peach, key lime, Dutch apple, American. We live at a part of the country where we can get great/fresh examples of pecans, blueberries, and peaches. I am convinced that people have never had the freshly roasted version of various nuts. Nuts skins go acrid and the oil in the meat goes rancid very quickly. A freshly roasted pecan pie is fucking sublime. A pecan pie from a grocery store is usually mealy, rancid, and gross. Also, key limes are so rare and expensive that I'm convinced that 99% of key lime pies are not made with key limes and instead made with sweetened standard "Persian" lime juice. And actually, Persian limes are a cross-hybrid between key limes and a common lemon. I also object to a pie needing a sugar crumb topping to make it taste good. If the filling can stand on it's own - sugar top should be the worst part of the pie.

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apple, peach, key lime, blueberry [never had it], pecan, American

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ne... never had a blueberry pie? Wut? How?

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I don't know if I've ever even heard of a blueberry pie

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i think it is a pie made w/ blueberries as the main fruit

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Intriguing. Go on...

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Makes a very good pie. So do huckleberries.

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Since you didn't include Ricotta cheese pie my daughter made last weekend, served with fresh fruits, I am boycotting this vote!

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Sounds interesting. How similar is the filling in that pie to the ricotta-based filling in a cannoli?

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come first day a spring, mama bring out dat blueberry pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnnTUePr0T8

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

One thing is not like the others...

1) Dutch apple

2) Key Lime

3) Blueberry

4) Pecan

5) Peach

A note about this list - if we're talking about California peaches in a pie, it very definitely comes in 5th. If we're talking about peaches grown in Hunterdon County, NJ, it could vault its way up to Numero Uno; everyone else moves down a notch.

Having said that, the best Dutch apple pies I've ever had also came from Hunterdon County, NJ. The apples are better there, I think. My rankings of the Dutch Apple, Key Lime, and Blueberry are not rock solid in that depending on my mood and want, any of those three could be above the other two.

American Pie belongs in another category.

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Dutch apple, key lime, and you can have my portion of the rest in whatever order you like

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all good .. but pecan is my all time favorite.

on the other hand i do love whiskey and rye ...

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I also like whiskey and rye. Only, whiskey and rye don't like me.

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Peach, blueberry, Dutch apple, key line, Don MacLean's American,....................................pecan

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Blueberry, Dutch apple, key lime, peach, Don MacLean's American, pecan.

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pecan, key lime, Dutch Apple, blueberry, peach .................................................................................Don McLean sucks ass and he should punch himself in the face every day

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Seahorse

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There was a place that I used to drink at regularly in Singapore right next to Chinatown. They would have big boxes of dried seahorses sitting out as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It smells faintly of the sea and chicken that's gone off. Dried seahorses are used in TCM to treat asthma and to treat problems with your peen. Poor seahorses.

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

Interesting how the male seahorse can give birth to thousands of babies.

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Belfast

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Man, the USD is really strong. It's getting close to all-time strength vs. GBP. Also, the exchange rate is 1.04 for a Euro.

https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=GBP&view=10Y

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Van Morrison

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A track by Orbital from back in the day that I still enjoy: https://youtu.be/RmRcM8sqI2c

I discovered while searching for this that there’s a shorter version with lyrics and I can’t recommend it

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i would like to go to N Ireland next time. only been to Dublin and up/down the west coast from Kenmare to Donegal.

the northern part of Ireland was a little less populated and more "wild" with amazing coastal scenery

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if you do, ask. I love that island and have discovered numerous awesome bits in my travels

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great town and part of an amazing country

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PRO

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Cubs lose to Yu Darvish and THE FIRST PLACE PADRES 4-1. https://www.espn.com/mlb/game/_/gameId/401355153

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Go BoMel!

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Warriors can't buy a 3 pointer, but Wiggins wills them to a win 104-94. https://www.espn.com/nba/game/_/gameId/401442534

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I don't think the Celtics are going to win 2 in a row, but I'm expecting a game 7

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

If the Celtics could bottle the defensive intensity of the first 6 minutes of the 3rd quarter, they would have a fighting chance at winning the next two. Too much complaining to the refs and not enough intensity throughout the game. The refs seemed to allow a lot of contact around the rim and C's did not adjust. The only clearly blown call was when Klay Thompsen pushed off Smart for a step back three. That was pretty egregious.

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He did push off, but Smart flew back like he got pulled back using the thing action stars use. No way Klay pushed him that hard.

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Oh I agree, Smart clearly oversold it. Undoubtedly though, gave Klay the space to launch a three. It was definitely a foul.

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And the ref staring at him, like you aren't getting that call.

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Agree, I like Smart, but that was a flop, and good no call I thought

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Yeah, I'm glad the ref didn't reward such an exaggerated flop.

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I liked the no calls around the basket, but that was definitely a blown call and should have been blown. You can't allow a guy to push off, then step back into a three. Offense has enough advantage in today's game as it is.

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They'd also have to bottle making 8 three pointers in a row.

This Celtics team has crazy variance on their threes.

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If they could sustain a modicum of defensive intensity they started 3Q with, the offense would sort itself out.

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They were so worried about losing the third that they left nothing in tank for fourth. They looked out of gas down the stretch

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the Celtics are good w/ their 7 people, they just dont seem to have the same depth at the Warriors to keep up the consistency and intensity for the full 7 x 48 min

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This was my thought as well, if the series is extended the Dubs will have the horses to keep going, Boston probably not. Williams III looked a step slower last night.

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I did notice that it looked like OBJ was limping some during one of his stints. I wonder if his foot is bothering him more than he's letting on.

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Who's OBJ?

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Jaylen Brown was a non factor in the game. Missed all three point shots he took, and just one or two of them made in the 4th, would have made the game more competitive and made him a factor. Disappointing showing for him.

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He is kind of like Wiggins actually - very skilled but has a tendency towards passivity that makes him disappear for stretches or whole games

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Lat night I watched an NBA game for the first time this season. It was a disappointing showing from JB.

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Wiggs is locking guys down on D like Klay used to. Really all around playing so well. I think they kind of have to give him a max extension. Dray and Klay are good but fading. Of core trio, only Steph is still playing at his best

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Strange game, too much acting, flopping, playing to the officials. And Curry missed EVERY 3! wild.

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Very weird game, but Wiggins showing why he was an All Star starter. There was a lot of acting on both sides and Draymond fouled out on a foul Curry committed. Even with all the flopping the refs seemed to swallow their whistles on a lot of potential fouls, which this time around benefitted the Warriors. We'll see if they want to have an impact on Game 6. Fantastic defense by the Warriors all around as well.

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I bet Scott Foster refs game 6 to ensure there is a game 7. I bet there's going to be lots of quick whistles at the beginning of game 6.

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Yup. Be nice to get 6 but figure this is going 7…

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022Author

Giants walk their way to victory over the Royals 6-2. https://www.espn.com/mlb/recap/_/gameId/401355149

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After being pushed back twice, the latest bone scan of Tatis’ wrist shows more healing is still needed. No timetable for his next scan, which is required before he can even swing a bat...let alone face live pitching...let alone go on an extended rehab assignment.

Him missing the entire season seems to be very much in play, though the Pads are giving off serious “Patrick Ewing Theory” vibes...

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It'll be like the Braves last season, winning without Acuña. Pads will win without Tatis.

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Stephen Strasburg back to the IL. Since signing a 7-year, $245 million contract after the 2019 season he's pitched a total of 31 1/3 innings.

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It’s always risky signing a pitcher after he goes deep in post season. Especially a guy like that who puts the team on his back. I remember Hamels having similar issues after whatever series that was, 2008 I think

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DBD AV Club

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Kiddo went to see "Everything Everywhere All At Once" (18/19, WB). Comments included:

"One of the best films I've ever seen". "Kinda low budget effects, but they did really well with a great story".

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I knew going in it would be weird, but boy is it reaallly weird in the best possible way. I never knew I would have an emotional reaction to two rocks.

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Confession: it's not my cup of tea

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I think a lot of the effects were meant to look cartoony or graphic novelly. Glad they enjoyed it, it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time IMHO

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I'm already in need of a rewatch, which is good timing now that it's up on digital streaming.

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Look who's out here in the comments despite retiring as a W4C writer after last season! I wasn't sure if you still were around in the community, so it's good to see you stop by the DBD.

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I will wait a couple weeks for the digitial rental that starts July 5.

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

In Vegas for a night to take Pa Chitwood to dinner & the Beatles LOVE show for his 75th….arrived early on the 6:15a nonstop from SB, so we had some time to kill this am - we went to see Top Gun Maverick. Great stuff, as advertised…what a fun ride.

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Watched the first episode of Dark Winds, quite liked it. Also watched 4th episode of Lincoln Lawyer which is alright, but seems so broadcast - strange feeling.

Any other recommendations for good TV shows?

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Rats! Mrs Slug wanted to see it on its premiere. To the cloud DVR!

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i hate that dark winds is on amc+, it's such a pain to get on any device that isn't my phone/computer

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watched the Adam Sandler basketball film "Hustle" on Netflix last night. Really good... 17/19

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Elsewhere in college

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ECU baseball HC two-minute speech is from the heart. It is a prime example of what you want to hear from a giant underdog after their loss to Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynRYTE5OcgY#t=21s

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giant underdog? They were the higher seed and playing at home

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Big XII > AAC

ECU had a higher seed because they were the auto-qualifier from a so-so Conference while Texas was a mid-tier in a Conference of Death.

Texas played a ton of top quartile teams and went 19-14. ECU played most middling teams, but only went 5-10 vs. top quartile teams.

https://www.warrennolan.com/baseball/2022/team-sheet?team=Texas

https://www.warrennolan.com/baseball/2022/team-sheet?team=East-Carolina

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I don’t buy the article’s framing that Stanford used to be fun and cool, but it sounds like student life there is getting even more lame:

https://palladiummag.com/2022/06/13/stanfords-war-on-social-life/

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CAL

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Just picked up my Cal themed Aloha shirt for this season's games....

https://www.reynspooner.com/products/university-of-california-berkeley-spooner-kloth

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Go Bears!!!

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022Author

Coach Vic So'oto gets a turn in his kid's kickball game. Does he a) squib it to the kids or b) KICK IT OVER THEM MOUNTAINS ?

https://twitter.com/Coach_Sooto/status/1536782015684411392

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

I believe that a defensive line recruit (Ashton Sanders) is going to make his decision today. On with the hat routine.

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not today, father's day

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I heard Fathers Day but he feels like all Cal over Wisconsin

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Jun 14, 2022·edited Jun 14, 2022

In the all-important recruiting news, supposedly Jaden Rashada, the coveted 5-star QB prospect still has Cal on his list but has apparently cooled on Miami. Decision will be on 6/18. Also, ATQ (Addicted to Quack) has him cooling on Oregon as well as he skipped an opportunity for his official visit. Previously he had visited unofficially. Probably will head to the SEC over the Pac-12, though Cal is the only Pac-12 school still in the running...

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I say there is nearly zero chance of him coming to Cal.

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he wants silly money which Cal definitely wont pay. I suspect Ole Miss is where he will initially commit to if he pulls the trigger this summer

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yep, Ole Miss. It's been stated he wants to play with his brothers. Roman ha's already committed to Ole Miss, so we'll have to wait to see what Harlen does.

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In a neat little town they call Belfast

Apprentice to a trade I was bound

And many's an hour's sweet happiness

Have I spent in this neat little town.

A sad misfortune came over me

Which caused me to stray from the land

Far away from my friends and relations

Betrayed by the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

I thought her the queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulders

Tied up with a black velvet band.

I took a stroll down Broadway

Meaning not long for to stay

When who should I meet but this pretty fair maid

Came a traipsing along the highway

She was both fair and handsome

Her neck it was just like a swans'

And her hair is hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band.

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

I thought her the queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulders

Tied up with a black velvet band.

I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid

And the gentleman passing us by

Well I knew she meant the doing of him

By the look in her roguish black eye

A gold watch she took from his pocket

And placed it right into my hand

And the very first thing I said was

Bad 'cess to the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

I thought her the queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulders

Tied up with a black velvet band.

Before the judge and the jury

Next morning I had to appear

And the judge he said to me 'Young man

Your case is proven clear'

We'll give you seven years penal servitude

To be spent far away from the land

Far away from your friends and companions

Betrayed by the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

I thought her the queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulders

Tied up with a black velvet band.

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I need to get my tire pressure sensors replaced: $450 for the parts at the dealer, $400 at Don's Tires, and under $300 at Costco, BUT Costco only does repairs if you got your tires from them. So, moral of the story, buy your tires at Costco!

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Always buy your tires at Costco, if they have ones you like. Also free tire rotation and balance. Free flat repair.

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Heh, showing a vacant space to a couple, she was wearing a tank top & no bra, couldn't help but notice her nipples were pierced.

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Just dropping this without comment.

Former Cal football player charged with felony assault after Elmwood attacks

https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/06/14/aaron-maldonado-uc-berkeley-football-felony-assault-elmwood

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He sounds like he needs some serious help

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sounds like a psychotic break...ugh

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Oh shit. This is all kinds of messed up.

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Well, that's a disturbing story.

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Indeed, it is.

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