And Now, Cumbia! Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits: “Nada”

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Austin favorite Grupo Fantasma returns to ACL November 5, 2016. Catch it on your local PBS channel.

About the Episode
Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 5:54:51pm

Good tunes Charles. I can see myself in a bar listening to this while sipping on a cold beer and eating good food. I really need to improve my Spanish. I’d love to know what he’s singing. Austin has a great music scene I’m told.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:00:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:02:30pm
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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:03:43pm

Grupo Fantasma: May performance dates in Austin and Houston:

facebook.com

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:04:01pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:04:59pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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Reads like self-fulfilling prophecy. If there’s violence tomorrow, the Trumpers will insist that its yet further “proof” that all anti-Trump folks are violent anarchists, while protestors will insist that it was instigated by paid agitators at Trump’s orders.

The possibility that there are simply random violent assholes who will use the protests as an excuse to start hitting people and breaking shit never occurs to either group.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:06:56pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Good tunes Charles. I can see myself in a bar listening to this while sipping on a cold beer and eating good food. I really need to improve my Spanish. I’d love to know what he’s singing. Austin has a great music scene I’m told.

It’s not bad…

😉

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:08:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:09:14pm

re: #5 FormerDirtDart

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Look also at how LBJ responded to the Smothers Brothers lampooning him and Vietnam too. Those guys could take criticism like adults. Donnie Pee-Pee OTOH.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:09:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:09:38pm

No.

Oh HELL no.

.@chrislhayes breaks— Harward dropped out of running for Nat’l Sec Adv after WH couldn’t satisfy his conditions & watching Trump’s presser.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:09:49pm

re: #7 austin_blue

It’s not bad…

😉

Really need to make it down there one of these days. Really want to see more of the coutnry.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:09:55pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

Reads like self-fulfilling prophecy. If there’s violence tomorrow, the Trumpers will insist that its yet further “proof” that all anti-Trump folks are violent anarchists, while protestors will insist that it was instigated by paid agitators at Trump’s orders.

The possibility that there are simply random violent assholes who will use the protests as an excuse to start hitting people and breaking shit never occurs to either group.

There’s will likely be ratfuckers there so they need to be completely non-violent, keep cell phones out and on and immediately eject any people who incite.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:10:45pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

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Jesus, if I were Tillerson, I’d be pissed. The President’s Son-in-law shouldn’t be making these decisions. I mean Tillerson and Trump want to reverse our committment to the two state solution, that’s one goddamn thing and foolish but letting Jared decide is awful.

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:11:52pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

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So the White House has not only decided it has no need to answer to Congress or the courts, it now feels it can take action even without the advice or support of its own agencies.

Trump is everything the Founders feared: A tyrant who feels his is not simply above the law, he feels that the law simply doesn’t apply to him.

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:12:01pm

“The Israel stuff”

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teleskiguy  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:13:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:14:48pm

re: #17 teleskiguy

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History has a strange way of repeating itself.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:14:57pm

re: #7 austin_blue

It’s not bad…

😉

I’ll be there in 2 weeks!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:15:44pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:15:51pm

It’s funny, but I’m pretty sure I remember the White House emphasizing when Jared was given his post that he had no real power or authority, hence why his being on the White House staff was not a violation of the nepotism laws. That he was being appointed to advise Der Trumpenfuhrer, nothing more.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:16:38pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

Really need to make it down there one of these days. Really want to see more of the coutnry.

Austin is not you think Texas looks like. It’s a heavily forested, walkable City. Put please come here in July and August when it’s 105 outside. We don’t want anyone else moving here. My $10,000/year property tax is just killing me.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:17:04pm

re: #21 Targetpractice

It’s funny, but I’m pretty sure I remember the White House emphasizing when Jared was given his post that he had no real power or authority, hence why his being on the White House staff was not a violation of the nepotism laws. That he was being appointed to advise Der Trumpenfuhrer, nothing more.

This administration is run like a former Soviet Republic. How long until Trump decides to make the calendar revolve around his birthday?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:18:03pm

re: #21 Targetpractice

It’s funny, but I’m pretty sure I remember the White House emphasizing when Jared was given his post that he had no real power or authority, hence why his being on the White House staff was not a violation of the nepotism laws. That he was being appointed to advise Der Trumpenfuhrer, nothing more.

It’s a fucking farce.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:18:11pm

re: #22 austin_blue

Austin is not you think Texas looks like. It’s a heavily forested, walkable City. Put please come here in July and August when it’s 105 outside. We don’t want anyone else moving here. My $10,000/year property tax is just killing me.

Oh, I wasn’t planning on moving. I have too much roots here to leave. Didn’t know it was that forested. Cool about the walking though. I’ve actually only been to Texas once and it erally doesn’t count since that was a DFW layover.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:18:25pm

re: #24 Stanley Sea

It’s a fucking farce.

It is and thanks for calming me down the other night.

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stpaulbear  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:18:35pm

re: #7 austin_blue

It’s not bad…

😉

One of my bands came down to Texas for about a week in the early 80’s. We played in Austin at a place called Club Foot. Is that still around? It was kind of Austin’s version of First Avenue.

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:18:55pm

re: #24 Stanley Sea

It’s a fucking farce.

It is. One that millions of our fellow Americans are not even bothering to buy into, but are perpetuating for no other reason than because the tyrant in the White House is fulfilling their wildest fantasies.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:20:13pm

re: #19 Stanley Sea

I’ll be there in 2 weeks!

Good! It was San Diego weather here yesterday. 70 and clear as an unmuddied lake of deepest azure. Pretty much the same today.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:20:19pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

Makes sense. Tillerson is Secretary of State for only one reason — the Russia Deal.

Edited to add: Tillerson does have a second job. Apparently he is supposed to fire all the senior diplomats in the State Department because it will piss off the liberals.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:21:53pm

I was in Georgestown last week for a show. I actually listened to Neil Young’s Live at the Cellar Door on the way down. That’s a show my Dad told me always regretted not going to. And then funnily enough as I was sitting in my bar stool, I saw a poster for that very concert. That was actually only my second or third time in Georgestown since I turned 21. Really don’t go down there too often but that may change since I found a great Belgian beer bar. I avoid GT since the crowd isn’t really my type of people and it’s a pita to get to but.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:22:18pm

bbl

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:23:13pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

Oh, I wasn’t planning on moving. I have too much roots here to leave. Didn’t know it was that forested. Cool about the walking though. I’ve actually only been to Texas once and it erally doesn’t count since that was a DFW layover.

Austin is as different from Dallas as cities 200 miles apart can be. Completely different vibe and scene. Come in April/May or late September/October. Summers really can be brutal, here.

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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:25:40pm

Trump is a pimple on America’s backside. Pop that pimple.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:26:57pm

re: #27 stpaulbear

One of my bands came down to Texas for about a week in the early 80’s. We played in Austin at a place called Club Foot. Is that still around? It was kind of Austin’s version of First Avenue.

Sadly, Club Foot went the way of the Armadillo and all flesh in the late 80’s after the SNL collapse crashed the real estate market and sucked money out of people’s pockets like a V-8 Hemi-powered ShopVac.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:28:15pm

Shoot me now.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:30:08pm
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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:31:54pm

re: #37 MsJ

Shoot me now.

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The man is the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet and he’s whining about leaving money on the table?

That’s the commitment to public service I want to see!

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:33:00pm

re: #39 austin_blue

The man is the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet and he’s whining about leaving money on the table?

That’s the commitment to public service I want to see!

Do you mean tips (he is a cheapskate)
or he left his wallet (he is forgetful)?

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:35:24pm

LOL (probably funnier than the Trump presser):

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:36:51pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:37:20pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Because there is (a lot of ) concern that a well known “rogue” account that has called for the protests is actually a Bannon ratfuck account trying set up protests for failure and violence.

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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:37:30pm

re: #41 Anymouse

LOL (probably funnier than the Trump presser):

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That’s a good metaphor for the Trump presidency.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:37:49pm

re: #42 FormerDirtDart

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Pathetic.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:37:53pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:38:13pm

re: #42 FormerDirtDart

They are still pointing the finger at another place so that it will take the “heat” off of that Trump person.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:38:49pm

re: #29 austin_blue

Good! It was San Diego weather here yesterday. 70 and clear as an unmuddied lake of deepest azure. Pretty much the same today.

I hope it’s not hot. I’m with a convention staying at the downtown Hyatt. The schedule looks full, but I’m sure there will be free time.

Was going to get Bob Schneider tix for

MAR 7 TUE
John Aielli 50th Anniversary Concert

But I’m just not sure about my availability so I didn’t. SAD

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:40:03pm

re: #40 Anymouse

Do you mean tips (he is a cheapskate)
or he left his wallet (he is forgetful)?

Nah, it’s the whole “its’s not a good deal” business. He was going for an icebreaker to loosen the crowd up, but it Just Wasn’t Funny.

He needs to get some decent writers (well, we know that from the embarrassing stream Diktats and other garbage the WH releases, full of spelling and syntax errors, and oh, what the fuck, they’re just incompetent).

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Belafon  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:41:23pm

re: #43 Scottish Dragon

Because there is (a lot of ) concern that a well known “rogue” account that has called for the protests is actually a Bannon ratfuck account trying set up protests for failure and violence.

What will need to happen is for protesters to be peaceful and to be vigilant of those around them. If someone starts to act up, others should stop them, isolate them, and notify the appropriate people so they can be removed.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:43:07pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

This is the account that is in question:

twitter.com

I honestly do not know what to think. I really lean towards it being a fake account. I do not know if it is rodent copulating or not. However, alarm bells have been going off about this account and its call for the protest on Saturday.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:43:25pm

re: #49 austin_blue

Nah, it’s the whole “its’s not a good deal” business. He was going for an icebreaker to loosen the crowd up, but it Just Wasn’t Funny.

He needs to get some decent writers (well, we know that from the embarrassing stream Diktats and other garbage the WH releases, full of spelling and syntax errors, and oh, what the fuck, they’re just incompetent).

That’s not going to happen. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, POTUS* Fuckface von Clownstick thinks he is absolutely the best there is at any human activity, and this most definitely includes acting as his own speechwriter.

He may actually be correct in this assessment for the speechwriting. He connects with the pig-people very well indeed.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:43:31pm

re: #43 Scottish Dragon

Because there is (a lot of ) concern that a well known “rogue” account that has called for the protests is actually a Bannon ratfuck account trying set up protests for failure and violence.

It doesn’t matter. The protests need to go on, and grow in size at every event. None of that other stuff matters. The protests matter. The United States has to be seen refusing to go along with Trump’s agenda. This is vital.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:44:43pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

It doesn’t matter. The protests need to go on, and grow in size at every event. None of that other stuff matters. The protests matter. The United States has to be seen refusing to go along with Trump’s agenda. This is vital.

Where is that upding x10 button?

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Targetpractice  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:45:16pm

re: #42 FormerDirtDart

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The GOP keeps talking out of both sides of their mouths, one side screaming “We need to move on!” whenever Trump gets caught trampling on democracy while the other screams “We need to hold them accountable!” when the opportunity to exact petty revenge against Democrats presents itself.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:45:35pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

It doesn’t matter. The protests need to go on, and grow in size at every event. None of that other stuff matters. The protests matter. The United States has to be seen refusing to go along with Trump’s agenda. This is vital.

I agree completely. I do think that we need to be very, very wary of instigators and attempts to start violence by O’Keefe types…and the account in question has problems.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:46:11pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

The GOP keeps talking out of both sides of their mouths, one side screaming “We need to move on!” whenever Trump gets caught trampling on democracy while the other screams “We need to hold them accountable!” when the opportunity to exact petty revenge against Democrats presents itself.

Chaffetz is just a partisan hack. Well we definitely do know what would have happened had HRC became President now. Fucking assholes.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:46:23pm

re: #56 Scottish Dragon

I agree completely. I do think that we need to be very, very wary of instigators and attempts to start violence by O’Keefe types…and the account in question has problems.

Most definitely.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:47:50pm

Weird problem with my ITunes. ITunes itself says I got a certain amount of files but my iTunes folder says I have 34 more. No way to know how to locate them. Talk about first world problems but my OCD is going to bother me all night trying to find out about these files.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:48:16pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Chaffetz is just a partisan hack. Well we definitely do know what would have happened had HRC became President now. Fucking assholes.

Meanwhile the Democrats in 2009 closed the book on fairly serious charges vs. the W Bush regime with no investigations at all, in the interests of “moving on”. As always, “it’s OK if you’re a Republican”

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:49:02pm

re: #51 Scottish Dragon

This is the account that is in question:

twitter.com

I honestly do not know what to think. I really lean towards it being a fake account. I do not know if it is rodent copulating or not. However, alarm bells have been going off about this account and its call for the protest on Saturday.

Honestly, I don’t care who says go or don’t go; if you’re in that area, GO. We cannot lose our voices. This bullshit about taking displeasure to local elected officials is a secondary path, not the only path which some folks are selling. These elected local fucks are cancelling town halls, making people register for phone only “town halls”. All bullshit to silence us.

If it was local I’d be there. Period b

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:50:50pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Chaffetz is just a partisan hack. Well we definitely do know what would have happened had HRC became President now. Fucking assholes.

If they try to imprison a political opponent, this is when second amendment remedies will definitely come into play. I’ll take a bullet over that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:50:52pm

re: #60 EPR-radar

Meanwhile the Democrats in 2009 closed the book on fairly serious charges vs. the W Bush regime with no investigations at all, in the interests of “moving on”. As always, “it’s OK if you’re a Republican”

Yep pretty much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:51:04pm

MrBWS and I just had a discussion about craptastic things happening these days, and this actually became part of it:

Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit…
—Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:51:23pm

re: #62 MsJ

If they try to imprison a political opponent, this is when second amendment remedies will definitely come into play. I’ll take a bullet over that.

I don’t have any skill with a gun but I’m ready to use my pen.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:52:33pm

BBL

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:52:36pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Weird problem with my ITunes. ITunes itself says I got a certain amount of files but my iTunes folder says I have 34 more. No way to know how to locate them. Talk about first world problems but my OCD is going to bother me all night trying to find out about these files.

That reminds my of my first world problem. My iTunes can’t seem to recognize track titles etc. from that database (Gracenote) it’s supposed to consult when importing CD tracks into the library. Even old tracks that were previously recognized come up with no information now.

Have they moved to a model where you only get that info if you buy digital copies of the tracks?

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:53:05pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

I don’t have any skill with a gun but I’m ready to use my pen.

I don’t own a gun but that’s easily remedied. Imprison Clinton? Over my fucking dead body.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:53:30pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:53:36pm

re: #43 Scottish Dragon

Because there is (a lot of ) concern that a well known “rogue” account that has called for the protests is actually a Bannon ratfuck account trying set up protests for failure and violence.

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your heart it will creep

Seriously though lets assume the account is a Bannon ratfuck operation. Now that this is the dominant narrative floating around wouldn’t the easiest way for him to quash dissent be to cosign protest events in order to drive legitimate protestors away from them?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:53:51pm

re: #67 EPR-radar

That reminds my of my first world problem. My iTunes can’t seem to recognize track titles etc. from that database (Gracenote) it’s supposed to consult when importing CD tracks into the library. Even old tracks that were previously recognized come up with no information now.

Have they moved to a model where you only get that info if you buy digital copies of the tracks?

Not sure. I haven’t updated in a while. ITunes drives me crazy with the constant updates it needs.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:54:13pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Once more unto the breach dear friends once more …

It is good to see that Shakespeare is still relevant.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:54:53pm

re: #68 MsJ

I don’t own a gun but that’s easily remedied. Imprison Clinton? Over my fucking dead body.

Yeah I’m going to be really worried if it comes down to this and that’s what this reeks of. They fucking won. Why investigate the aide especially when they have their own problems. Oh wait, they’re crooekd fucks.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:56:09pm

re: #72 PhillyPretzel

Once more unto the breach dear friends once more …

It is good to see that Shakespeare is still relevant.

I’d like to see Congressional Democrats borrow from Churchill with a “blood, toil, tears and sweat” speech as they filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination to the stolen SOCTUS seat.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:56:32pm

Every day is gonna be like this from now on, isn’t it?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:56:35pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

Also a reminder, regardless of their motivation Occam’s Razor still tilts towards the owner of @RoguePOTUSStaff just being some random nobody totally unaffiliated with the White House.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:56:55pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your heart it will creep

Seriously though lets assume the account is a Bannon ratfuck operation. Now that this is the dominant narrative floating around wouldn’t the easiest way for him to quash dissent be to cosign protest events in order to drive legitimate protestors away from them?

Alternatively, the best way to “reverse cowgirl” the rodent copulating is to show up for a protest.

Millions of women (and men) across the nation showed up for a protest that was entirely peaceful.

Even with people bent on causing trouble, a peaceful protest can be done: Make sure the protesters are familiar with the local police, and that instigators are promptly identified and handed over.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:57:31pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Every day is gonna be like this from now on, isn’t it?

Nah, in a month we’re going to look back on this week and marvel that things were ever so chill.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:58:01pm

TBH I didn’t realize how much would change so quickly. I mean you know it would be bad but your inner optimist hoped that maybe it wouldn’t be the total clusterfuck it’s been. The one saving grace is that they’re incompetent in many a way but that’s double edged.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:58:17pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Yeah I’m going to be really worried if it comes down to this and that’s what this reeks of. They fucking won. Why investigate the aide especially when they have their own problems. Oh wait, they’re crooekd fucks.

And this isn’t just Chaffetz. Generic Republicans favor jailing Hillary Clinton, and this will expand to all Democrats in short order.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:58:48pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

Nah, in a month we’re going to look back on this week and marvel that things were ever so chill.

What I’m wondering about is if Gorsuch gets on the court and rules against the administration, how he’s going to react. The Orange One has a big problem with what he perceives as “disloyalty.”

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:59:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:59:28pm

re: #80 EPR-radar

And this isn’t just Chaffetz. Generic Republicans favor jailing Hillary Clinton, and this will expand to all Democrats in short order.

Yeah I read their comments too. My youngest brother tries to MBF me by telling me the left’s just as bad and I just want to smack him but he’s just a kid.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:00:28pm

Reason #673,849 on why using Facebook is a bad idea…..
Star Tribune: Professor’s Facebook ‘rant’ sets off a backlash
Philosophy professor at U’s Morris campus triggers a strong response with comments degrading to immigrants.

Prof. Daniel Demetriou readily admits that his Facebook comments on immigrants were a bit of a rant.

But he never expected them to spread around campus, much less set off a public outcry.

Now, Demetriou, who teaches ethics and philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris, is facing a backlash over a Facebook post in which he asserted that illegal immigrants “on average have IQs lower than natives” and that many refugees come from a “cult with repulsive values at war with the west.”

The post, which was circulated around campus without his knowledge, prompted some of his fellow faculty members to call for a “teach-in” to support immigrants and refugees on Monday. “Hopefully we can pull together as a community and refute these outright lies,” Heather Peters, an associate professor of psychology who helped organize the teach-in, told City Pages.

Demetriou, who is on sabbatical in Sweden, said he was caught off guard by the uproar over his posts, which he said were intended only for his Facebook friends.

At the same time, he defended his remarks, saying they had “been seized upon in order to further a political agenda and punish a dissenting voice.”

“I am ideologically right in a very ideologically left world,” he wrote in a statement to news organizations. “Although I am outspoken in private discussion, I am not involved in any political groups on campus, and I have never rallied for a cause. … But I am persuaded that the leftist immigration and refugee policy agenda, especially given the influence of divisive social justice theory and looming automation, is an existential threat to the US and other advanced western nations.”

Demetriou, a tenured associate professor who has taught at Morris since 2009, wrote in his Facebook post that “100% of illegal immigrants lower confidence in the rule of law and add people and workers and students we don’t need.”

Outsourced to Londo Mollari:

Arrogance and Stupidity

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:00:47pm

This isn’t a normal Presidency at all. I mean yeah with Bush you had a lot of shady shit but you didn’t have an undermining effort of the very institution of governance itself.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:00:59pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

TBH I didn’t realize how much would change so quickly. I mean you know it would be bad but your inner optimist hoped that maybe it wouldn’t be the total clusterfuck it’s been. The one saving grace is that they’re incompetent in many a way but that’s double edged.

Authoritarian regimes have to move quickly to consolidate power before significant opposition develops.

The nationwide protests (the Women’s march, descent on airports to protest the Muslim ban, &c) have all been peaceful and large. They are getting larger.

Every time GOP reps run from town halls it becomes news (doesn’t make them look very good).

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:01:42pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

TBH I didn’t realize how much would change so quickly. I mean you know it would be bad but your inner optimist hoped that maybe it wouldn’t be the total clusterfuck it’s been. The one saving grace is that they’re incompetent in many a way but that’s double edged.

I don’t have that handicap because I have no inner optimist. For me, the malfeasistration of POTUS* Trump will exceed my expectations if The Orange Menace doesn’t nuke anyone.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:02:39pm

re: #84 Eric The Fruit Bat

Reason #673,849 on why using Facebook is a bad idea…..
Star Tribune: Professor’s Facebook ‘rant’ sets off a backlash
Philosophy professor at U’s Morris campus triggers a strong response with comments degrading to immigrants.

Outsourced to Londo Mollari:

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Especially if you’re a bigot and let your flag fly there.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:03:23pm

re: #84 Eric The Fruit Bat

Reason #673,849 on why using Facebook is a bad idea…..
Star Tribune: Professor’s Facebook ‘rant’ sets off a backlash
Philosophy professor at U’s Morris campus triggers a strong response with comments degrading to immigrants.

Outsourced to Londo Mollari:

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I am so sick of conservatives crying when they get called out for their bullshit. Yes, his FB account is private but I imagine he has his professor information on his FB profile. I don’t have my place of work listed in my FB so when I speak on political matters, no one can really see that I work for the firm I do. And his assertion is full of shit anyhow. As for rule of law? Two words, Bundy Ranch.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:03:54pm

re: #86 Anymouse

Authoritarian regimes have to move quickly to consolidate power before significant opposition develops.

The nationwide protests (the Women’s march, descent on airports to protest the Muslim ban, &c) have all been peaceful and large. They are getting larger.

Every time GOP reps run from town halls it becomes news (doesn’t make them look very good).

I know, I am just saying that in November/December after Douche Orange won, I didn’t realize how quickly this would al lsnowball.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:04:20pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I am so sick of conservatives crying when they get called out for their bullshit. Yes, his FB account is private but I imagine he has his professor information on his FB profile. I don’t have my place of work listed in my FB so when I speak on political matters, no one can really see that I work for the firm I do. And his assertion is full of shit anyhow. As for rule of law? Two words, Bundy Ranch.

Two more words: Oklahoma City.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:04:44pm

re: #87 EPR-radar

I don’t have that handicap because I have no inner optimist. For me, the malfeasistration of POTUS* Trump will exceed my expectations if The Orange Menace doesn’t nuke anyone.

I can’t say I blame you. It’s been so bad and we’re not even at a full 30 days yet are we?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:05:01pm

re: #91 Anymouse

Two more words: Oklahoma City.

Dylann Roof.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:05:11pm

Eric Rudolph

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:05:49pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

Yeah I read their comments too. My youngest brother tries to MBF me by telling me the left’s just as bad and I just want to smack him but he’s just a kid.

You don’t smack him, but it is fair game to tell him he’s being an idiot and demand he put up or shut up by finding a (D) analogue to any of this Republican shit.

What’s the (D) version of Creationism?

What’s the (D) version of POTUS* Trump?

What’s the (D) version of the pig-people?

What’s the (D) version of the Fox News/Hate Radio empire of lies?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:06:00pm

In fact, I’m legitimately hard pressed to think of an illegal immigrant who ever committed mass acts of violence. OTOH I do know that the first person that died in the Iraq War was one. I personally know someone who was one who has done very well for themselves.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:06:24pm

re: #48 Stanley Sea

I hope it’s not hot. I’m with a convention staying at the downtown Hyatt. The schedule looks full, but I’m sure there will be free time.

Was going to get Bob Schneider tix for

MAR 7 TUE
John Aielli 50th Anniversary Concert

But I’m just not sure about my availability so I didn’t. SAD

More likely to be chilly than hot this time of year, but you never know. Last week we touched 90, but I’ve also seen an ice storm on the last day of February, so, meh. Texas weather is like a box of chocolates.

You can still see Schneider. He’s with his band Lonelyland on Monday 3/6 at the Saxon Pub

thesaxonpub.com

as he is pretty damn every Monday. It’s a seven/eight minute cab (about three miles from the Hyatt. Nice venue. Get the cheap tickets. It’s a small space. If you have time, get to Uchi before 5:00 and try their Social Menu of tasting specials. Best sushi joint between LA and NY. No, really. That restaurant has produced two James Beard winners in Tyson Cole and Paul Qi.

Also Toni Price is going to be at The Continental Club on Tuesday, 3/7 at 7:00 ($10.00):

continentalclub.com

It’s a five minute ride from the Hilton on South Congress Avenue. The food down on the Avenue is tremendous.

You’re gonna love this town.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:06:56pm

re: #95 EPR-radar

You don’t smack him, but it is fair game to tell him he’s being an idiot and demand he put up or shut up by finding a (D) analogue to any of this Republican shit.

What’s the (D) version of Creationism?

What’s the (D) version of POTUS* Trump?

What’e the (D) version of the pig-people?

What’s the (D) version of the Fox News/Hate Radio empire of lies?

That’s what I try telling him. He likes to stir up shit. He’s sort of like our Dad in that regard. I think he just feels conflicted because he does have a ton of conservative friends- we live in a quite conservative area.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:08:01pm

Oh and another rant about iTunes and Apple. Make a better iPod Classic. I’m sick of the fact that I have 63 songs to add and it’s going to take all evening since you decided a bunch of my music already added needs to be “re-copied.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:08:36pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

Yes, his FB account is private but I imagine he has his professor information on his FB profile. I don’t have my place of work listed in my FB so when I speak on political matters, no one can really see that I work for the firm I do.

I am not on Facebook for the simple reason is I refuse to be their product. I used to be on Twitter, but that became too much of a unproductive time-sink I walked away from it. And I’m seriously thinking of purging my LinkedIn account as the community of people I work with is so small everybody knows where everybody else is anyway….

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:09:54pm

re: #100 Eric The Fruit Bat

I am not on Facebook for the simple reason is I refuse to be their product. I used to be on Twitter, but that became too much of a unproductive time-sink I walked away from it. And I’m seriously thinking of purging my LinkedIn account as the community of people I work with is so small everybody knows where everybody else is anyway….

You gotta remember I joined Facebook back in 05 back when it was a thing for college kids only. i feel it’s pointless to get rid of it now since it’s how I keep up with a lot of family and I use it for my family history project.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:10:08pm

I only used Twitter briefly though. I didn’t like the format.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:11:01pm

And man do I hate LinkedIn. It creeps me the hell out seeing people I’ve emailed in the past turn up as people I should add and it’s like “Listen I just worked with this person for a few days on a class project, I don’t need them in my professional network.”

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stpaulbear  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:11:38pm

re: #97 austin_blue

More likely to be chilly than hot this time of year, but you never know. lat week we touched 90, but I’ve also seen an ice storm on the last day of February, so, meh. Texas weather is like a box of chocolates.

You can still see Schneider. He’s is with his band Lonelyland on Monday 3/6 at the Saxon Pub

thesaxonpub.com

as he is pretty damn every Monday. It’s a seven/eight minute cab (about three miles from the Hyatt. Nice venue. Get the cheap tickets. It’s a small space. If you have time, get to Uchi before 5:00 and try their Social Menu of tasting specials. Best sushi joint between LA and NY. No, really. That restaurant has produced two James Beard winners in Tyson Cole and Paul Qi.

Also Toni Price is going to be at The Continental Club on Tuesday, 3/7 at 7:00 ($10.00):

continentalclub.com

It’s a five minute ride from the Hilton on South Congress Avenue. The food down on the Avenue is tremendous.

You’re gonna love this town.

When I was in town to play, two of us in the band went to the Continental Club to see Doug Sahm play. That was one of the highlights of the trip.

We played Houston, Dallas and Austin. I think we were in kind of a good-funky part of Houston and I kind of liked it. Dallas was a drag. Austin was the best by far.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:11:45pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

That’s what I try telling him. He likes to stir up shit. He’s sort of like our Dad in that regard. I think he just feels conflicted because he does have a ton of conservative friends- we live in a quite conservative area.

What is the (D) version of flying Nazi flags at rallies (on on a ranch gate like up the road from my house, and that wingnut is now sending his hate newsletter bulk rate through the mail - I got a copy yesterday)

What is the (D) version of trying to insert government into women’s bodies?
What is the (D) version of telling you “Don’t get sick and if you do die quickly?”

Ask each question and don’t let him move on until he answers or concedes. None of the deflection or projection like a common Republican. You can stir up shit better than he can I imagine.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:12:19pm

I will say this though, if you do plan to go to one of these protests have a fucking plan for everything. Have a plan to meet up with your buddies if separated. Have a plan of action if things get squirrelly. Have a plan for dealing with tear gas. Have a plan for dealing with police, for what you’ll do if for whatever reason you’re arrested. Trust your gut, if it feels wrong it is wrong.

Also, do yourselves a huge favor, stay the fuck away from the Black Bloc.

If you see people dressed like this, go somewhere else.
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:12:40pm

Okay that ITunes thing is weird. Added all the music from the iTunes folder and still the same amount of files on the software as before. Oh well. It’s just a weird problem. Not going to let it become an obsessive project where I have to find those odd 34 files. Just gonng to get these new tunes on and listen.

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:13:23pm

re: #107 HappyWarrior

iTunes drives me crazy. It has to be the worst software Apple has created. It was designed to frustrate the user.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:13:27pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

I will say this though, if you do plan to go to one of these protests have a fucking plan for everything. Have a plan to meet up with your buddies if separated. Have a plan of action if things get squirrelly. Have a plan for dealing with tear gas. Have a plan for dealing with police, for what you’ll do if for whatever reason you’re arrested. Trust your gut, if it feels wrong it is wrong.

Also, do yourselves a huge favor, stay the fuck away from the Black Bloc.

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Good advice, I’m going to use it when I go to the immigrants rally with my SiL, husband, and their friends.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:13:45pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

And man do I hate LinkedIn. It creeps me the hell out seeing people I’ve emailed in the past turn up as people I should add and it’s like “Listen I just worked with this person for a few days on a class project, I don’t need them in my professional network.”

My ex-wife tried to harass my senior editor into getting me to pay child support I’d already paid after she lost her job in the economic downturn for my son who was at that time already an adult.

He told my ex- to leave us and him alone. He then left LinkedIn.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:14:25pm

re: #108 freetoken

iTunes drives me crazy. It has to be the worst software Apple has created. It was designed to frustrate the user.

The constant updates my God. It’s just the worst. As I said, I’m really hoping for a better MP3 player in the coming years. I’m all about quantity. If I wanted apps and internet access, I’d use my smartphone or tablet.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:14:59pm

re: #110 Anymouse

My ex-wife tried to harass my senior editor into getting me to pay child support I’d already paid after she lost her job in the economic downturn for my son who was at that time already an adult.

He told my ex- to leave us and him alone. He then left LinkedIn.

Jesus that’s messed up.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:15:30pm

re: #108 freetoken

iTunes drives me crazy. It has to be the worst software Apple has created. It was designed to frustrate the user.

I don’t have iTunes.

That sort of software I call “user antagonistic.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:15:56pm

At this point though, the main reason I still use FB is my avatar. Need to keep up with my niece as she’s across the continent from me though my brother may be moving back after he gets his degree.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:16:45pm

re: #113 Anymouse

I don’t have iTunes.

That sort of software I call “user antagonistic.”

What do you use for your digital music? Or do you just use CDs like they did in the olden times? :No knock if you do, my Dad was one of those guys who took forever to go first from casettes to CDs and then from CD to MP3.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:16:47pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Jesus that’s messed up.

So is my ex-wife. (Thanks for making me homeless!)

She is the principal reason I am not on any social media (and places like Mr. Johnson’s home are much more social anyway).

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:17:32pm

Texas representin’ here! Grupo Fantasma is freaking awesome!!! Super proud they made it to the front page here!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:18:00pm

Social media I think has a use but man when people make it politics central, I just turn out. I do talk politics more on FB than I used to because of Trump but people who need their FB to be them basically posting other people’s opinions and presenting it as their own, that’s just crap.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:18:02pm

re: #115 HappyWarrior

What do you use for your digital music? Or do you just use CDs like they did in the olden times? :No knock if you do, my Dad was one of those guys who took forever to go first from casettes to CDs and then from CD to MP3.

Windows Media Player on my computer (don’t judge).
A flash drive in my car (copied from WMP).
Radio, records, and CDs. (Well, radio and records aren’t digital.)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:19:24pm

re: #119 Anymouse

Windows Media Player on my computer (don’t judge).
A flash drive in my car (copied from WMP).
Radio, records, and CDs. (Well, radio and records aren’t digital.)

Ah okay. Hey whatever goes. My iPod Classic software is up there in age too. I just love it for its quantity. I have a ton of music I’ve accumulated over teh years. I could probably delete some of it but I don’t want to. I love the idea of having literally days of music in my pocket.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:19:41pm

re: #104 stpaulbear

When I was in town to play, two of us in the band went to the Continental Club to see Doug Sahm play. That was one of the highlights of the trip.

We played Houston, Dallas and Austin. I think we were in kind of a good-funky part of Houston and I kind of liked it. Dallas was a drag. Austin was the best by far.

Ah, the Sir Douglas Quintet! Great guy when sober and something of an ass when drunk (A musician!?! I know! I was shocked, too!). Doug has stepped on a rainbow and gone home to Baby Jebus, but he and Roky were the original Acid Cowboys in town.

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:20:57pm

So far we’ve had just a third of an inch of rain. Being this far south I knew we wouldn’t get as much rain as the folk up in LA.

Did check out a couple of loquat trees today… the recent rains have had them growing new leaves, finally. Fruit production is going to be way down, though. Early blooming last fall means some fruit is already turning, here in Feb, several weeks early, and the fruit is small because of the drought.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:21:03pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

And man do I hate LinkedIn. It creeps me the hell out seeing people I’ve emailed in the past turn up as people I should add and it’s like “Listen I just worked with this person for a few days on a class project, I don’t need them in my professional network.”

I get the ones where I’m like “yeah, I worked with that guy and he was an asshole. Nope.” 😁

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petesh  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:21:05pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Weird problem with my ITunes. ITunes itself says I got a certain amount of files but my iTunes folder says I have 34 more. No way to know how to locate them. Talk about first world problems but my OCD is going to bother me all night trying to find out about these files.

Could they be videos? pdfs?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:22:08pm

re: #123 MsJ

I get the ones where I’m like “yeah, I worked with that guy and he was an asshole. Nope.” 😁

I also get my cousin in law’s brother in law (how’s that for random!) who I contacted about a possible job at the SEIU. Real nice guy but they didn’t have anything for me unfortunately.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:22:10pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

Can I tweet that?

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:22:13pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

Ah okay. Hey whatever goes. My iPod Classic software is up there in age too. I just love it for its quantity. I have a ton of music I’ve accumulated over teh years. I could probably delete some of it but I don’t want to. I love the idea of having literally days of music in my pocket.

As for digital music (that you download from the Internet) I don’t have that.

My flash drive is big enough that I can play music from my house to the Canadian border and repeat nothing.

I’ve already copied most of my records into .mp3 files. My wife has a device to copy her cassettes to the same, but hasn’t done many of them yet. I did get rid of my 8-track player some years ago though.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:22:44pm

re: #97 austin_blue

Copy, pasted & emailed to myself. Thanks!!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:23:14pm

re: #124 petesh

Could they be videos? pdfs?

You know, I’m not sure. The thing is I always check how many files I have on iTunes and in my ITunes folder before adding new music and I had exactly the same amount. I thought at first maybe I didn’t delete the MP3 version of the files (I always convert to Apple’s musical format).

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:23:28pm

One of the many things I don’t understand about iTunes: why does the mini-player start to change color once in awhile? Most of the time it is that light gray color, but I’ve seen it turn dark gray, or pink-gray, or even blue. I have no idea why, and the “help” facility is certainly not.

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stpaulbear  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:23:37pm

re: #115 HappyWarrior

What do you use for your digital music? Or do you just use CDs like they did in the olden times? :No knock if you do, my Dad was one of those guys who took forever to go first from casettes to CDs and then from CD to MP3.

I basically went straight from vinyl to CDs. I hated cassettes until I had a player in the car. I’m old enough that I had a reel to reel deck before cassettes became popular. I liked the r2r for recording my bands. Now I’m about 50% CDs, 25% vinyl, and 25% Amazon Cloud when I’m on my home computer.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:24:27pm

re: #127 Anymouse

As for digital music (that you download from the Internet) I don’t have that.

My flash drive is big enough that I can play music from my house to the Canadian border and repeat nothing.

I’ve already copied most of my records into .mp3 files. My wife has a device to copy her cassettes to the same, but hasn’t done many of them yet. I did get rid of my 8-track player some years ago though.

I didn’t know they had a device like that for tapes. Hmmm makes me almost want to go through my Dad’s old tape collection and see if there’s anything of value there but some of that I already have the digital versions of i.e. Hendrix’s Axis as Bold as Love.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:24:45pm

re: #128 Stanley Sea

Copy, pasted & emailed to myself. Thanks!!

No worries, dear Lizard.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:24:57pm

re: #113 Anymouse

That sort of software I call “user antagonistic.”

Back in the early days of microprocessors, when the trend was to slap the words “User-friendly” on the boxes of software, we’d call those pieces of code that had horrid interfaces User Hostile.

Another favorite of mine is when a Field Engineer comes in to do some Preventative Maintenance and it causes a catastrophy of one form or another-I call that “Provocative Maintenance”.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:25:44pm

re: #131 stpaulbear

I basically went straight from vinyl to CDs. I hated cassettes until I had a player in the car. I’m old enough that I had a reel to reel deck before cassettes became popular. I liked the r2r for recording my bands. Now I’m about 50% CDs, 25% vinyl, and 25% Amazon Cloud when I’m on my home computer.

I think Dad was fine with casettes since he spent a lot of time driving. He was driving a cab when I was a real little kid. He likes being able to have his own music because the radio will play the same song over and over again.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:27:19pm

I still make MP3 mixes like I would a mix CD or tape though. There’s no limit to how long a playlist can be but I like to make mine around 80 minutes with around 20 songs give or take, willing to make exceptions if I have a really long song I like or a few really short songs I like.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:27:29pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

I will say this though, if you do plan to go to one of these protests have a fucking plan for everything. Have a plan to meet up with your buddies if separated. Have a plan of action if things get squirrelly. Have a plan for dealing with tear gas. Have a plan for dealing with police, for what you’ll do if for whatever reason you’re arrested. Trust your gut, if it feels wrong it is wrong.

Also, do yourselves a huge favor, stay the fuck away from the Black Bloc.

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I had a twitter conver with one of the resistance. My basic premise was, if I see a dude with a bandana over his face, I’m avoiding. The resisitance person said to point them out to the police, letting the police know you are peaceful & have no part of that shit.

I swear, the bandana is the key to friend or foe.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:29:08pm

re: #132 HappyWarrior

I didn’t know they had a device like that for tapes. Hmmm makes me almost want to go through my Dad’s old tape collection and see if there’s anything of value there but some of that I already have the digital versions of i.e. Hendrix’s Axis as Bold as Love.

Here’s a list of them (and if you get them through Mr. Johnson’s link he gets a small kickback):
amazon.com

They are around twenty dollars.

My cat came begging for his insulin: It’s still too early for that. I swear he’s a masochist.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:29:54pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

I had a twitter conver with one of the resistance. My basic premise was, if I see a dude with a bandana over his face, I’m avoiding. The resisitance person said to point them out to the police, letting the police know you are peaceful & have no part of that shit.

I swear, the bandana is the key to friend or foe.

I swear the fucking anarchists ruin everything. They’re the ones who fucked things up at UC. Really, the last thing we wanted was Milo to come off as a victim and that’s what he’s probably doing now as we speak on Maher. Milo deserves mockery. That’s how we’re going to beat people like that. Show people that Milo isn’t some champion of free speech, he’s a right wing hack with no actual principles except stirring shit up since he’s a self hating freak.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:30:01pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

I had a twitter conver with one of the resistance. My basic premise was, if I see a dude with a bandana over his face, I’m avoiding. The resisitance person said to point them out to the police, letting the police know you are peaceful & have no part of that shit.

I swear, the bandana is the key to friend or foe.

A peaceful protester should have no reason to hide his or her face.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:30:25pm

The red line of storm is hitting me now.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:30:27pm

re: #97 austin_blue

I agree wholeheartedly with the Uchi recommendation. If you’re lucky, Alex Jones maybe there too.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:30:29pm

re: #126 MsJ

Can I tweet that?

Of course.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:31:01pm

re: #138 Anymouse

Here’s a list of them (and if you get them through Mr. Johnson’s link he gets a small kickback):
amazon.com

They are around twenty dollars.

My cat came begging for his insulin: It’s still too early for that. I swear he’s a masochist.

Nice. Thanks added to my wishlist. Need to find some way to convert Dad’s old home moveis to digital format too. We tried that once this winter and we ended up getting someone else’s home movies by mistake. I felt like a voyeur watching that heh.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:31:24pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:31:29pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

The red line of storm is hitting me now.

Stay safe.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:32:14pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

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Damn, I know a few people who did AmericaCorps. It does al ot of good.But remember Trump “cares” about urban problems.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:33:12pm

I heard something about them planning to gut the PeaceCorps at one time too.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:35:13pm

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

Thanks.

Everyone, tweet away.

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:36:14pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

This is really sad. And they know how much we love these things so again, they get to stick it to us while shiftingg funds to themselves.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:36:27pm

re: #147 HappyWarrior

Damn, I know a few people who did AmericaCorps. It does al ot of good.But remember Trump “cares” about urban problems.

There were a number of AmeriCorps workers where we lived in Oklahoma. They assisted government in such things as reading and mentor programmes for Native Americans.

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nines09  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:38:37pm

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:39:01pm

re: #151 Anymouse

There were a number of AmeriCorps workers where we lived in Oklahoma. They assisted government in such things as reading and mentor programmes for Native Americans.

Yeah my high school buddy helped out I want to say in Louisiana a year or so after Katrina. They just help a lot of people. It’s also great experience for young people who want to serve their country but don’t want to in my case would be unable to join the military due to a medical condition.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:39:44pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

The red line of storm is hitting me now.

Pretty meh. Other places got more wind.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:39:55pm

These programs are such a small part of the budget too but they’er popular programs with liberals so spiteful Republican assholes are okay with gutting them.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:40:31pm

FYI

Based on trials by many street medics, this is one recommendation for exposure to pepper spray, especially for the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, genitalia)

L.A.W. is a solution of half liquid antacid and half water. This only applies to aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide based antacids such as Maalox (plain or mint). Please note that simethicone based antacids have NOT used in trials so far, and therefore are not recommended (however, simethicone as a secondary ingredient in Maalox has not been shown to cause harm.) Products like milk of magnesia and pepto bismol are NOT recommended.

Whenever possible it’s a good idea to have one person in your group be the designated medic. A simple tear gas / pepper spray remedy like the one above is the probably simplest thing you can prepare to turn a truly shit day into an interesting anecdote.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:41:25pm

Republicans are the people who tell you that you have a spending program and then tell you that you need to stop going to that Tapas restaurant that you go to once a year for your birthday but not to stop spending money on the cigarettes you buy every other day at the grocery store.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:41:47pm

re: #151 Anymouse

There were a number of AmeriCorps workers where we lived in Oklahoma. They assisted government in such things as reading and mentor programmes for Native Americans.

The NCCC, successor to the Civilian Conservation Corps, is tucked into Americorps. They rotated teams of kids through our Habitat affiliate for a couple years. It is/was a great program for kids looking for education money and a break in the grind.

nationalservice.gov

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:43:01pm

re: #150 JordanRules

Meanwhile him and his fake ass royal family get to chew up the tax dollars like candy so they can test the boundaries of their ostentatiousness for the hell of it.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:43:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:46:08pm

re: #160 MsJ

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McMullin needs to primary him. I would honestly consider giving him money to end Chaffetz.

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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:47:45pm

re: #142 GlutenFreeJesus

I agree wholeheartedly with the Uchi recommendation. If you’re lucky, Alex Jones maybe there too.

I’ve never seen The Incipient Cranial Circulatory Event there. Lance, yeah, but not Mr. Stroke On Deck.

One odd (and very nice, IMO) thing about Austin is the City’s attitude about celebrity. Twenty years ago, after Tarantino won his li’l Gold Buddy for pulp Fiction and Mira Sorvino won hers for Mighty Aphrodite, they dated for a while. She Who Must Be Obeyed’s parents were in town and we took them for Sunday lunch at Threadgill’s (nice little diner).

We walk in, sit down, look over, and two tables away it’s Mira and the Q.

No one got up asked for an autograph. No one bugged them at all. They were left completely alone. Which is as it should be.

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plansbandc  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:49:08pm

re: #108 freetoken

So much truth. I abandoned a huge library for years because the shit just WOULD NOT WORK.

Finally accessed it after 5 years or so when I got my iPad.

Though it works far better on Apple products, it’s still a gigantic piece of shit.

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:49:58pm
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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:50:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 7:52:29pm

re: #164 jaunte

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This is really going to impact a lot of my firm’s clients.

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nines09  Feb 17, 2017 • 8:02:21pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

I will say this though, if you do plan to go to one of these protests have a fucking plan for everything. Have a plan to meet up with your buddies if separated. Have a plan of action if things get squirrelly. Have a plan for dealing with tear gas. Have a plan for dealing with police, for what you’ll do if for whatever reason you’re arrested. Trust your gut, if it feels wrong it is wrong.

Also, do yourselves a huge favor, stay the fuck away from the Black Bloc.

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I remember being at the first Smoke In in DC in 1970 on July 4th. I was 19. We drove down in a Uhaul van from Philly. Witnessed much insanity. After the shit completely hit the fan, after the searchlight trucks were overturned in the reflecting pool, and the open warfare at the Washington Monument with cop cars screaming through the lawns trying to hit people, we ended up somewhere out by the goverment buildings. Crowds of cops, some with riot gear, some not, on every other corner. Me and my buddies were standing about 25-30 feet from about 15 cops assessing what to do next. Some SDS/ Yippie slides up behind us, jumps up front, launches a Bali Hai wine bottle towards the cops. I stood there mesmerized as it went over and over in slow motion, right up to the point it slammed into the head of a cop with no helmet. A halo of broken glass around his head. He went down, they looked up, and then they all came screaming, running, shooting tear gas canisters at us. We ran for our lives. Yes. Stay away and know exactly who is around you and a good way to get the fuck OUT.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 17, 2017 • 8:03:23pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 17, 2017 • 8:13:31pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

I only used Twitter briefly though. I didn’t like the format.

Charles fixed that with the Tweet storm feature here.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2017 • 8:14:14pm

re: #80 EPR-radar

And this isn’t just Chaffetz. Generic Republicans favor jailing Hillary Clinton, and this will expand to all Democrats in short order.

This is the sign of a third world dictatorship or autocracy: investigate your opponents on bogus charges, force them to spend time and effort defending themselves, damage their reputation, and then imprison them. The Benghazi investigations certainly followed these steps, except for the imprisonment, but then there was a Democrat in the White House. It was not generic Republicans who persecuted her; it was the Republican establishment.

Chaffetz is a man with no honor or decency who cares nothing about the well-being of this country. It is terrifying that he is pursuing her rather than the Putin puppet in the White House. This bodes ill for our future. We now have unchecked single party control in both the legislative and executive branches. Let’s see if the court system can stop this.

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Teukka  Feb 17, 2017 • 9:20:30pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

I will say this though, if you do plan to go to one of these protests have a fucking plan for everything. Have a plan to meet up with your buddies if separated. Have a plan of action if things get squirrelly. Have a plan for dealing with tear gas. Have a plan for dealing with police, for what you’ll do if for whatever reason you’re arrested. Trust your gut, if it feels wrong it is wrong.

Also, do yourselves a huge favor, stay the fuck away from the Black Bloc.

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Have people who document (photo, video). Have people who document the documentors. Maybe one level more than that.


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