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2020-08-21 10:30:38 AM  
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2020-08-21 10:34:31 AM  
Shoulda run the Adobe updates this morning before the meeting, eh?
 
2020-08-21 10:55:19 AM  
He says what we're all feeling right now. Every single day.
 
2020-08-21 11:32:25 AM  
"Hot mic!"

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2020-08-21 11:39:49 AM  
Carper spokesperson on his triple f-bomb: "Like most Americans in 2020, @SenatorCarper got frustrated w/ technical difficulties this morning, but that pales in comparison to his frustration w/ a Postmaster General who's actively undermining the U.S.P.S. during a national crisis."

- Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) August 21, 2020
 
2020-08-21 12:44:03 PM  
shiat, I need to install microsoft teams for a meeting in... 17 minutes. Fark fark fark.
 
2020-08-21 12:45:21 PM  
Goose!
 
2020-08-21 12:46:42 PM  
Old people are so cute.
 
2020-08-21 12:47:48 PM  
Reminder this dude admitting to giving his wife a black eye a couple years ago. Maybe see someone about anger issues?
 
2020-08-21 12:47:59 PM  
How many of these hot mic moments are mistakes and how many are "mistakes"?
 
2020-08-21 12:48:23 PM  
"Is it on???  WTF are you saying?  What do you mean? What the hell is an "ANY" key?"
 
2020-08-21 12:48:45 PM  
Dem Hot Mic Moments: "Fark, Fark, Fark" and "This is a big farking deal."

Rep Hot Mic Moments: "I can't believe that dirty [ethnic/religious slur redacted]" and "There's only two people Putin pays: Rohrbacher and Trump."
 
2020-08-21 12:49:11 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Carper spokesperson on his triple f-bomb: "Like most Americans in 2020, @SenatorCarper got frustrated w/ technical difficulties this morning, but that pales in comparison to his frustration w/ a Postmaster General who's actively undermining the U.S.P.S. during a national crisis."
- Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) August 21, 2020


Yeah, but guess what Client #3, TucKKKer Carlson, Judge Lush will be screaming about until they are red in the face on Fox News tonight.
 
2020-08-21 12:49:53 PM  
The most important lesson I learned in broadcasting is that the mic is always hot even when it isn't.

/same with firearms
 
2020-08-21 12:50:24 PM  

EL EM: Old people are so cute.


Speaking as an older person, I am always embarrassed at how many Congresspeople of a certain age have no computer skills or technical aptitude, yet they are the ones who sponsor and vote on technology laws that affect the rest of us who know what the fark fark fark is going on.
 
2020-08-21 12:52:36 PM  
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2020-08-21 12:53:11 PM  
Some have claimed that his IT tech came in an unclicked "mute".
This doesn't make any sense because then we would not have heard his triple F bomb.
 
2020-08-21 12:53:50 PM  

GWSuperfan: Dem Hot Mic Moments: "Fark, Fark, Fark" and "This is a big farking deal."

Rep Hot Mic Moments: "I can't believe that dirty [ethnic/religious slur redacted]" and "There's only two people Putin pays: Rohrbacher and Trump."


Don't forget traitor Speaker Ryan saying, "No leaks! That's how we know we are a family." The leadership of the Republicans all know that Trump is a Russian pawn and they don't care!
 
2020-08-21 12:54:06 PM  
- Learn how/when to mute and unmute yourself
- If you host, learn how/when to mute and unmute everybody else
- Practice sharing your screen
 
2020-08-21 12:55:18 PM  

wademh: Some have claimed that his IT tech came in an unclicked "mute".
This doesn't make any sense because then we would not have heard his triple F bomb.


I'm guessing his speakers were muted, not his mic.
 
2020-08-21 12:57:02 PM  

wademh: Some have claimed that his IT tech came in an unclicked "mute".
This doesn't make any sense because then we would not have heard his triple F bomb.


He probably had his speakers muted rather than his mic. As soon as people can't hear something they assume it's both ways.
 
2020-08-21 12:57:31 PM  
For once, a senator is saying what we're all feeling.
 
2020-08-21 12:58:05 PM  
DeJoy asked his people to "double their efforts" in regards to political actions in the USPS.

In other words, he asked them to work twice as hard to destroy the postal service.

I think he's trying to claim he was only moving forward on measures recommended by studies before he became postmaster, but if that's true, where is the evidence?  Bring those studies, show how destroying sorting machines improves the service and makes it more efficient. Show where removing hundreds of mailboxes helps the USPS improve services.

Even if those boxes only netted 1 piece of mail a week, they were still performing a service. I get there are efficiencies that can be made by some of these measures, but the USPS is not a business, it's a service. In some cases, it has to act in a way that is not profitable, because veterans need to get medicine, legal documents require postmarks, and the election, particularly at this time of a pandemic, needs to use a working mail service.

If they need more money, DeJoy needs to make his case in front of congress. He needs to outline why they needs it, how they will spend it. This isn't a business. He should be making the case to repeal the 2006 law that screwed them over so badly. He should argue for postal rate changes that make sense.

What he cannot do is act or argue that the postal service should restrict service to areas because it is "not profitable" or hinder American's ability to send and receive vital goods and documents consistent with all other Americans.
 
2020-08-21 12:58:06 PM  

dsmith42: GWSuperfan: Dem Hot Mic Moments: "Fark, Fark, Fark" and "This is a big farking deal."

Rep Hot Mic Moments: "I can't believe that dirty [ethnic/religious slur redacted]" and "There's only two people Putin pays: Rohrbacher and Trump."

Don't forget traitor Speaker Ryan saying, "No leaks! That's how we know we are a family." The leadership of the Republicans all know that Trump is a Russian pawn and they don't care!


Also don't forget Reagan's joke about bombing the Soviet Union starting in a few minutes.
 
2020-08-21 1:00:47 PM  
Carper is my Senator and I can honestly say I hope he gets primaried the next time he is up. His staff is horrible at responding to messages and any citizen complaint. I have wrote letters and emails and at best I get back a form letter email stating thank you for writing and your concern is noted. In a normal America he would be a Republican. And yes he admitted to slapping his former wife in the 70's. I assume he hasn't done it to his recent one. It's Delaware....word travels really fast here
 
2020-08-21 1:01:10 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: The most important lesson I learned in broadcasting is that the mic is always hot even when it isn't.

/same with firearms


Here's how I learned.

On the old Autogram radio boards, if you turned the pot all the way to the left until it clicked it went into Cue mode so that you could cue up a record or whatever was routed into that channel using a speaker for that purpose. One of the gags we did was to use the mic in Cue as a miniature PA to say obnoxious things to anyone within earshot.

One day as I was listening to my aircheck I realized that, due to a malfunction, the crap I was saying in Cue mode was going over the air at a low level.  Who knows how long that had been going on.

As far as I know there were no listener complaints so I have no idea what they heard.

/csb
 
2020-08-21 1:03:00 PM  
I've been doing online meetings for 8 years now.  I still make mistakes with the mute button sometimes.
 
2020-08-21 1:03:57 PM  

dodecahedron: EL EM: Old people are so cute.

Speaking as an older person, I am always embarrassed at how many Congresspeople of a certain age have no computer skills or technical aptitude, yet they are the ones who sponsor and vote on technology laws that affect the rest of us who know what the fark fark fark is going on.


I'll add financial knowledge to the list. The differences between the financial and the auto industry bailouts were because Congresspeople understand what a car is but they are clueless when it comes to banking and finance.
 
2020-08-21 1:05:07 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Carper spokesperson on his triple f-bomb: "Like most Americans in 2020, @SenatorCarper got frustrated w/ technical difficulties this morning, but that pales in comparison to his frustration w/ a Postmaster General who's actively undermining the U.S.P.S. during a national crisis."
- Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) August 21, 2020


See, that's how you PR.

We're lucky Republicans are so shiatty at it.
 
2020-08-21 1:06:54 PM  
Wow. That's pretty bad. He could get in a lot of trouble for this. If he was 12.
 
2020-08-21 1:08:37 PM  

Skyfrog: wademh: Some have claimed that his IT tech came in an unclicked "mute".
This doesn't make any sense because then we would not have heard his triple F bomb.

I'm guessing his speakers were muted, not his mic.


As much as that makes some sense, why would someone mute their speakers and not their mic?
I get muting your mic during a group call but I don't get muting your speaker.
 
2020-08-21 1:10:54 PM  

wademh: Some have claimed that his IT tech came in an unclicked "mute".
This doesn't make any sense because then we would not have heard his triple F bomb.


Since we had audio my money is on the old guy minimized his zoom windows accidentally and the IT person came in and maximized it for him.

The 15 minutes of all the my new classes are tech support - and half these students expect to be programmers.
 
2020-08-21 1:14:50 PM  

LesserEvil: DeJoy asked his people to "double their efforts" in regards to political actions in the USPS.

In other words, he asked them to work twice as hard to destroy the postal service.

I think he's trying to claim he was only moving forward on measures recommended by studies before he became postmaster, but if that's true, where is the evidence?  Bring those studies, show how destroying sorting machines improves the service and makes it more efficient. Show where removing hundreds of mailboxes helps the USPS improve services.

Even if those boxes only netted 1 piece of mail a week, they were still performing a service. I get there are efficiencies that can be made by some of these measures, but the USPS is not a business, it's a service. In some cases, it has to act in a way that is not profitable, because veterans need to get medicine, legal documents require postmarks, and the election, particularly at this time of a pandemic, needs to use a working mail service.

If they need more money, DeJoy needs to make his case in front of congress. He needs to outline why they needs it, how they will spend it. This isn't a business. He should be making the case to repeal the 2006 law that screwed them over so badly. He should argue for postal rate changes that make sense.

What he cannot do is act or argue that the postal service should restrict service to areas because it is "not profitable" or hinder American's ability to send and receive vital goods and documents consistent with all other Americans.


Absolutely everything you said is the best summation of what is wrong with DeJoy's claims. The very most charitable thing that can be said of his response is that he's pig ignorant of what the USPS is all about.
 
2020-08-21 1:19:48 PM  

GWSuperfan: Dem Hot Mic Moments: "Fark, Fark, Fark" and "This is a big farking deal."

Rep Hot Mic Moments: "I can't believe that dirty [ethnic/religious slur redacted]" and "There's only two people Putin pays: Rohrbacher and Trump."


Yep. THIS. Fark the Rethuglicans.
/ I thought his F-boms were awesome
//It was a quadruple "fark!"
/// One before the camera was on him, and 3 after. 😂
 
2020-08-21 1:20:57 PM  

PanicAttack: dodecahedron: EL EM: Old people are so cute.

Speaking as an older person, I am always embarrassed at how many Congresspeople of a certain age have no computer skills or technical aptitude, yet they are the ones who sponsor and vote on technology laws that affect the rest of us who know what the fark fark fark is going on.

I'll add financial knowledge to the list. The differences between the financial and the auto industry bailouts were because Congresspeople understand what a car is but they are clueless when it comes to banking and finance.


I know it would probably be unconstitutional, but I always felt one should pass a test before running for Congress that includes civics and history and ethics questions at least, and finance and technology would be great too. It's crazy we have licensing tests for lawyers and doctors but none for people who make our laws. There are too many blatantly ignorant people in Congress and in other senior parts of government, and we shouldn't have to put up with that.
 
2020-08-21 1:22:34 PM  
*points and laughs*

/admittedly I've been listening to Psychostick's NSFW quite a lot
//because I've had to put out two hundred fires while on medical leave
///but I know to use headphones
 
2020-08-21 1:26:57 PM  
Sorry I'm late. Did the Dems kill civility again?
 
2020-08-21 1:27:49 PM  

ABQGOD: - Learn how/when to mute and unmute yourself
- If you host, learn how/when to mute and unmute everybody else
- Practice sharing your screen


Close the motherless.com window BEFORE you share your screen
 
2020-08-21 1:32:51 PM  

dodecahedron: PanicAttack: dodecahedron: EL EM: Old people are so cute.

Speaking as an older person, I am always embarrassed at how many Congresspeople of a certain age have no computer skills or technical aptitude, yet they are the ones who sponsor and vote on technology laws that affect the rest of us who know what the fark fark fark is going on.

I'll add financial knowledge to the list. The differences between the financial and the auto industry bailouts were because Congresspeople understand what a car is but they are clueless when it comes to banking and finance.

I know it would probably be unconstitutional, but I always felt one should pass a test before running for Congress that includes civics and history and ethics questions at least, and finance and technology would be great too. It's crazy we have licensing tests for lawyers and doctors but none for people who make our laws. There are too many blatantly ignorant people in Congress and in other senior parts of government, and we shouldn't have to put up with that.


They need to spend less executive time dialing for dollars and more on Fark getting edumacated.
 
2020-08-21 1:34:00 PM  
On my list of farks to give, this is at the very bottom.
 
2020-08-21 1:38:25 PM  

snocone: They need to spend less executive time dialing for dollars


Bingo. And smart people who aren't rich need an equal chance at office.
 
2020-08-21 1:39:28 PM  
Someone caught privately cursing at some computer software when they really needed it to work?  Yeah, I have about zero farks to give about that.  That's pretty much the expected response for a human being.

Sure, it is behavior unbecoming of what we publicly expect from a US Senator.  But do the GOP really want to go down that road?  When DJT is the farking President?

And are we going to get all shocked when we get a very brief look behind the curtain and find out, "My stars!  He curses sometimes when frustrated and doesn't realize anyone is listening!"  Out of all the things we could find out about him (or anyone in Congress, for that matter), this doesn't even register on outrage meter.
 
2020-08-21 1:41:33 PM  

GWSuperfan: Dem Hot Mic Moments: "Fark, Fark, Fark" and "This is a big farking deal."

Rep Hot Mic Moments: "I can't believe that dirty [ethnic/religious slur redacted]" and "There's only two people Putin pays: Rohrbacher and Trump."


See?  BSAB.

:-|
 
2020-08-21 1:44:44 PM  

dodecahedron: PanicAttack: dodecahedron: EL EM: Old people are so cute.

Speaking as an older person, I am always embarrassed at how many Congresspeople of a certain age have no computer skills or technical aptitude, yet they are the ones who sponsor and vote on technology laws that affect the rest of us who know what the fark fark fark is going on.

I'll add financial knowledge to the list. The differences between the financial and the auto industry bailouts were because Congresspeople understand what a car is but they are clueless when it comes to banking and finance.

I know it would probably be unconstitutional, but I always felt one should pass a test before running for Congress that includes civics and history and ethics questions at least, and finance and technology would be great too. It's crazy we have licensing tests for lawyers and doctors but none for people who make our laws. There are too many blatantly ignorant people in Congress and in other senior parts of government, and we shouldn't have to put up with that.


On a similar note, I think it's horrifying that people on state Boards of Education aren't required to have any education experience. Texas BOE is a prime example.
 
2020-08-21 1:53:31 PM  
Idiot: "I made the trucks leave on time"

Sane person: We don't care about trucks, we care about the fark, fark, farking mail.
 
2020-08-21 1:54:45 PM  

LesserEvil: DeJoy asked his people to "double their efforts" in regards to political actions in the USPS.

In other words, he asked them to work twice as hard to destroy the postal service.

I think he's trying to claim he was only moving forward on measures recommended by studies before he became postmaster, but if that's true, where is the evidence?  Bring those studies, show how destroying sorting machines improves the service and makes it more efficient. Show where removing hundreds of mailboxes helps the USPS improve services.

Even if those boxes only netted 1 piece of mail a week, they were still performing a service. I get there are efficiencies that can be made by some of these measures, but the USPS is not a business, it's a service. In some cases, it has to act in a way that is not profitable, because veterans need to get medicine, legal documents require postmarks, and the election, particularly at this time of a pandemic, needs to use a working mail service.

If they need more money, DeJoy needs to make his case in front of congress. He needs to outline why they needs it, how they will spend it. This isn't a business. He should be making the case to repeal the 2006 law that screwed them over so badly. He should argue for postal rate changes that make sense.

What he cannot do is act or argue that the postal service should restrict service to areas because it is "not profitable" or hinder American's ability to send and receive vital goods and documents consistent with all other Americans.


DeJoy's job is to destroy the Postal Service, not save it. If he claims otherwise he is lying.
 
2020-08-21 1:55:48 PM  

Laptopia: Someone caught privately cursing at some computer software when they really needed it to work?  Yeah, I have about zero farks to give about that.  That's pretty much the expected response for a human being.

Sure, it is behavior unbecoming of what we publicly expect from a US Senator.  But do the GOP really want to go down that road?  When DJT is the farking President?

And are we going to get all shocked when we get a very brief look behind the curtain and find out, "My stars!  He curses sometimes when frustrated and doesn't realize anyone is listening!"  Out of all the things we could find out about him (or anyone in Congress, for that matter), this doesn't even register on outrage meter.


Even in good times the response should be

"Senator, try and keep your language civil even when you are frustrated. Have a great day"

And then it is a little novelty people can chuckle at a bit and be forgotten.
 
2020-08-21 1:59:32 PM  

gunga galunga: Dusk-You-n-Me: Carper spokesperson on his triple f-bomb: "Like most Americans in 2020, @SenatorCarper got frustrated w/ technical difficulties this morning, but that pales in comparison to his frustration w/ a Postmaster General who's actively undermining the U.S.P.S. during a national crisis."
- Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) August 21, 2020

Yeah, but guess what Client #3, TucKKKer Carlson, Judge Lush will be screaming about until they are red in the face on Fox News tonight.


It is one of the tops stories on FauxNews.com, complete with gif
 
2020-08-21 2:02:21 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: gunga galunga: Dusk-You-n-Me: Carper spokesperson on his triple f-bomb: "Like most Americans in 2020, @SenatorCarper got frustrated w/ technical difficulties this morning, but that pales in comparison to his frustration w/ a Postmaster General who's actively undermining the U.S.P.S. during a national crisis."
- Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) August 21, 2020

Yeah, but guess what Client #3, TucKKKer Carlson, Judge Lush will be screaming about until they are red in the face on Fox News tonight.

It is one of the tops stories on FauxNews.com, complete with gif


Naturally.
 
2020-08-21 2:05:13 PM  
I felt the frustration and understood; this guy's a boomer so that staffer is probably bearing the brunt of some BGP routing issue they don't even know is a thing, but still... This must be how Republicans feel during hot-mics when their guy is snorting coke while dropping N-bombs.  "Yes, I empathize".
 
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