Something New From the Tallest Man on Earth: “In Little Fires”

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“In Little Fires” is the first episode of a video project I started working on last month. I’ve decided to produce, write, direct, record, shoot and edit a series of videos by myself and release them here as I finish them. Each video features a demo of a new song or a cover that I record live on camera (except when friends join, their parts will likely be overdubbed).

While I love playing shows, and will get back out on the road eventually, I’ve found myself wanting to record what’s right in front of me, but not just through song, and not months or years after the fact. And while making music is endlessly inspiring, so is being quiet enough to stare at the way the light hits the barn.

I want to share the light and the sound, but not without a bit of risk - I’m not used to sharing demos - and not without a bit of uncertainty – I don’t have a plan other than to post a video every other week. Subscribe to my channel to see them as they happen. I hope you enjoy.

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Lyrics:

There’s always June
So deep in who I am
Its loveliness to get
A measure where I stand

But now the world is in my knees
Remind me of the place
Remind me where I’ll be
And just lie if it’s too late

We’re from a place
of darker lullabies
Singing of hope
In little fires

Feel it all
In this time to be afraid
But get on by
In little fires

And we never learn
only try to figure out
the whisper in our bones
that’s always been around

And through these days, I know,
I look away and more
So guilty I forget
what I’ve said sorry for

We’re from that place
of darker lullabies
singing of hope
In little fires

Feel it all
in this time to be afraid
but get on by
In little fires

The world is in my face
Remind me who I am
Release me into light
deliver me again

or just right into the arms
forget to rake the leaves
The neighbourhood will moan
or sing me right to sleep

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160 comments

1
retired cynic  Aug 6, 2017 • 9:59:20pm

Very nice.

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freetoken  Aug 6, 2017 • 10:14:05pm

UCSD put up a concert from June:

The Lovers - La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

0:22 - Berlioz - Overture to Beatrice & Benedict
9:42 - Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht
40:06 - Barber - The Lovers
1:14:07 - Barber - Two Songs

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Kragar  Aug 6, 2017 • 10:43:54pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 6, 2017 • 11:36:49pm

What?

Trump is still President?

I’ll go back to sleep now

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 6, 2017 • 11:42:11pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2017 • 12:01:31am

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

and is still banned in thousands of neighborhoods…

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freetoken  Aug 7, 2017 • 12:41:28am
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Kragar  Aug 7, 2017 • 12:55:32am
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Kragar  Aug 7, 2017 • 12:58:18am
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freetoken  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:13:10am

Inspirobot must be thinking its talking to someone in the Kremlin:

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teleskiguy  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:36:34am
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teleskiguy  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:41:57am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:47:44am
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teleskiguy  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:52:31am

I said this to “IngisKahn” the other night.

re: #88 teleskiguy

I hate to do this, especially here. I have to call out IngisKahn, who has been registered at LGF longer than probably 90% of Lizards, yet refuses to back up their downdings, and in fact refuses to back up *anything* because they have commented 232 times in FUCKING 12 years as a registered LGF person.

Hey, IngisKahn, you’re fake. You’re a fucking Trump supporter. Come out of your fucking 101st Chairborne seat and tell the LGF community how you really feel, you fucking coward.

And I was rightly whacked and ridiculed by “IngisKahn.”

re: #159 IngisKahn

Some of us at LGF don’t have the ability to constantly comment and we may even miss whole threads, dinging is great way to still remain a part of the community. The pluses flow constantly, and every now and then a minus. Some here act like it is the ultimate insult, most take it in stride.

I do kinda wish Charles had some sort of ding stats available. I may have disagreed with a few of your last posts, but you’re still deep in the pluses with me…

I apologize for the slander and nasty report.

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teleskiguy  Aug 7, 2017 • 1:55:46am

As far as Anymouse’s assertions that he can’t be friends with me because I sometimes hate atheists, so be it. Keep proselytizing, brother.

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teleskiguy  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:04:42am

In my own country I am in a far-off land
I am strong but have no force or power
I win all yet remain a loser
At break of day I say goodnight
When I lie down I have a great fear
Of falling.

-François Villon

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:10:30am

re: #13 goddamnedfrank

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You know, there was a parody film about a Confederate victory released a little over a decade ago that didn’t lead to this sort of response towards the creators. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the director was black and Spike Lee ended up with a producer credit?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:25:32am

Off to jury selection. Suppose wearing a black hoodie would be trolling.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:29:33am

re: #17 Targetpractice

You know, there was a parody film about a Confederate victory released a little over a decade ago that didn’t lead to this sort of response towards the creators. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the director was black and Spike Lee ended up with a producer credit?

Probably also the fact that it was a mocumentary film released at Sundance and not an HBO show being green lighted on the basis of a proposal with no script. This is not a subject that white people should be eagerly getting behind with no black creative input. It also again demonstrates the ease with which some white creatives find encouragement, Lena Dunham got a similar green light for Girls on the basis of a one page proposal. In comparison Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore had to produce an entire pilot episode of Insecure before HBO bought in.

Eager to have her voice on their network, a handful of HBO executives encouraged Dunham to put some ideas down on paper. “We told Lena we want you, just write you,’” recalls Sue Naegle, the network’s former entertainment chief, as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Girls oral history.

What transpired was an informal pitch — or, as Dunham describes it, “a tone poem about millennial life” — which featured nary a character nor a plot. Instead, the page and a half long document, titled “Lena,” drew comparisons to Sex and the City and Gossip Girl.

When asked about it now, Dunham laughs: “I mean, it is the worst pitch you’ve ever read,” she says. “It was like, ‘They’re everything, they’re nothing, they’re everywhere, they’re nowhere.’ It’s pretentious and horrifying, but I remember sitting on the floor, listening to Tegan and Sara in my underwear, being like, ‘I’m a genius.’”

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:34:27am

Double post. I shouldn’t try to edit after midnight.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 7, 2017 • 2:48:07am

re: #8 Kragar

Trump.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:02:21am

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Probably also the fact that it was a mocumentary film released at Sundance and not an HBO show being green lighted on the basis of a proposal with no script. This is not a subject that white people should be eagerly getting behind with no black creative input. It also again demonstrates the ease with which some white creatives find encouragement, Lena Dunham got a similar green light for Girls on the basis of a one page proposal. In comparison Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore had to produce an entire pilot episode of Insecure before HBO bought in.

Malcom Spellman and Nichelle Tramble Spellman, both executive producers of, and planned writers of “Confederate”, are African-American.

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LastYearsMan  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:02:22am

Has anyone explained how the HBO Confederate tv series is necessarily different than any other alternative history idea? I thought this was a pretty well established field in literature. But maybe I’m missing something.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:04:10am

re: #23 LastYearsMan

Has anyone explained how the HBO Confederate tv series is necessarily different than any other alternative history idea? I thought this was a pretty well established field in literature. But maybe I’m missing something.

Wait until they find out about Harry Turtledove!

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:07:14am

re: #22 Timothy Watson

Malcom Spellman and Nichelle Tramble Spellman, both executive producers of, and planned writers of “Confederate”, are African-American.

Don’t let facts get in the way of righteous indignation.

/

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Dave In Austin  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:43:12am

Good Morning!!

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:45:28am

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Probably also the fact that it was a mocumentary film released at Sundance and not an HBO show being green lighted on the basis of a proposal with no script. This is not a subject that white people should be eagerly getting behind with no black creative input. It also again demonstrates the ease with which some white creatives find encouragement, Lena Dunham got a similar green light for Girls on the basis of a one page proposal. In comparison Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore had to produce an entire pilot episode of Insecure before HBO bought in.

Coates lied to your ass, that should have been apparent when the second-to-last paragraph of his article is when he finally gets around to acknowledging the Spellmans and then immediately dismisses them as being little more than beards for a couple of white guys writing a skinhead fantasy series. Not to mention Weiss and Benioff are presently running HBO’s biggest cash cow, which makes them no different than the slew of established directors and writers who have a far easier job selling a script or an idea in Hollywood than newcomers.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:46:51am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:47:30am

re: #28 Dave In Austin

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And won by .5% of the overall vote in the EC, but who’s counting?

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 7, 2017 • 3:57:28am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:09:36am

But Coates is right about one thing, there’s a lot of alt-history proposals that have not enjoyed the conversion to TV series or films that the Civil War and WWII have. How about a series about an America where the Revolutionary War failed? Or one where Imperial Germany won in WWI and so men like Hitler never rose to power? Or how about a WWII where America intervened earlier and Nazi Germany was fought to an uneasy armistice rather than utterly defeated? Or some factor (successful coup, failure of atomic bombs) led to the Allied invasion of the Japan home islands?

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:22:12am

*taps microphone* This thing on?

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Teukka  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:26:20am

re: #32 Targetpractice

*taps microphone* This thing on?

*screeching feedback sound*

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:28:17am

re: #33 Teukka

*screeching feedback sound*

Odd, who let Ann Coulter in here?

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:31:24am

re: #32 Targetpractice

SKYNYRD!

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jeffreyw  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:34:10am

Imgur


Good morning! Hug an old dog today.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:42:12am

re: #31 Targetpractice

How about a series about an America where the Revolutionary War failed?

Then Canada would be a world empire and slavery would have ended 35 years earlier, without the bloodshed. Actually that sounds kinda boring. :)

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:43:21am

re: #31 Targetpractice

Your post got me pondering. How would the 20th century been different had the Schleffen Plan worked or perhaps the British & French armies failed at the First Battle of the Marne? As Tuchmann put it, that victory gave us the sound of shovels thudding into the turf of France and four years of stalemate that turned into the first part of the World War of the 20th Century. But if the Germans had won and then followed up from the earlier thrashing of Imperial Russia at Tannenberg? How would that have changed the development of the Bolsheviks? Could a defeat cause reform or would the revolution simply come sooner? And that is where the really big changes would start…

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 4:58:43am

re: #38 William Lewis

Your post got me pondering. How would the 20th century been different had the Schleffen Plan worked or perhaps the British & French armies failed at the First Battle of the Marne? As Tuchmann put it, that victory gave us the sound of shovels thudding into the turf of France and four years of stalemate that turned into the first part of the World War of the 20th Century. But if the Germans had won and then followed up from the earlier thrashing of Imperial Russia at Tannenberg? How would that have changed the development of the Bolsheviks? Could a defeat cause reform or would the revolution simply come sooner? And that is where the really big changes would start…

Well, the Prussians wouldn’t have been overly thrilled about the idea of Soviets being on their eastern borders, plus Wilhelm and Nicholas were on very friendly terms so the latter being under threat of being deposed or even assassination would have sent the Kaiser into a rage. So odds are that the White Army probably could have expected a lot of financial and materiel help by Western powers interested in putting down the Red Army.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:14:10am

That IMAX in Outer Space is projecting on the entire surface of Jupiter:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:18:36am

For a good alternative history, read Stephen Carter’s “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln” in which Lincoln survives the assassination attempt and is then impeached for going too soft on the defeated Confederates.

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I cannot.  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:31:39am

So, I saw a pen at work, the logo on it said “Major Hospital”…I did not know there were ranks to hospitals, I mean, I heard about “General Hospital”, but I thought it meant “not specialized”….

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jeffreyw  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:42:50am

re: #42 I cannot.

It’s to differentiate those from the Appalachian string of Miner Hospitals.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:46:07am

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:46:27am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:51:37am

re: #45 The Vicious Babushka

Dump should stay on vacation.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:52:55am

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

That IMAX in Outer Space is projecting on the entire surface of Jupiter:

“Never in U.S. history” tends to come up a lot in dRumps tweets and speeches.

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JordanRules  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:55:51am

I wonder if Cheeto will watch Confederate in the White House like Wilson did that one film.
Maybe he and Sessions will share some popcorn and make up over it.

HBO can use real life footage of Bree Newsome scaling the flag pole to take the stars and bars down at the South Carolina state house. Maybe some footage from our prisons can help them save money too!

Sessions knows the 13th Amendment well. “Except as a punishment for crime”
Word to CCA!

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:56:04am

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Probably also the fact that it was a mocumentary film released at Sundance and not an HBO show being green lighted on the basis of a proposal with no script. This is not a subject that white people should be eagerly getting behind with no black creative input. It also again demonstrates the ease with which some white creatives find encouragement, Lena Dunham got a similar green light for Girls on the basis of a one page proposal. In comparison Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore had to produce an entire pilot episode of Insecure before HBO bought in.

To be fair, there is black creative input to Confederate.

One thing left out—or minimized—in many of the critiques is the fact that while Benioff and Weiss will be the official showrunners and creators of the new show, HBO’s announcement also prominently noted the presence of two other writers/executive producers on Confederate, husband and wife Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire). The GoT duo noted in the press release that the Spellmans, who are black, would be their partners, not just part of the writing team. As the backlash to Confederate began to build on Twitter, Malcolm Spellman—a frequent and vocal presence on Twitter for years, often commenting on political and social-justice issues—quietly began

slate.com

However, since this is an HBO show, I imagine everyone is expecting that black women are going to have to get naked and be raped by their masters, which is going to be hard to pull off in both a salacious and sensitive manner.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 5:56:21am

re: #47 Sir John Barron

“Never in U.S. history” tends to come up a lot in dRumps tweets and speeches.

Well it is true that NEVER BEFORE IN U.S. HISTORY did we ever have such an unqualified, unethical, incompetent, malicious, stupid, vindictive nincompoop in the Oval Office.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:02:22am

re: #45 The Vicious Babushka

Took him 15 minutes…wow, kind of slow.

/

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:02:51am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. It’s going to be a soaker today with flood watches and warnings up for the region, and that doesn’t even begin to address the flood of BS spewing forth from the cesspool of Bedminster NJ - Donald Trump.

He starts off the day with another of his rants about stuff he just saw on TV, all while ignoring all facts or logic along the way.

He is absolutely the last person who should talk about military service or complain about the service of others when he dodged the draft repeatedly. He’s attacked POW survivor John McCain for his service along with the service of many others. He’s gone after patriotic transgendered people, and the change in tone since John Kelly took over as Chief of Staff just oozes with competence and professionalism.

As I’ve said since this move was made, it’s only a matter of time til Kelly’s gone (fired or resigned) because the shit show in the White House starts and stops with Trump and his cabal of cronies.

Why is Trump lashing out at Sen. Blumenthal? Well, for starters it’s a reminder that Trump’s under investigation from every angle - there’s the Mueller grand jury investigations, there’s a House investigation and a Senate one too. Plus there might even be one at the state level in NY.

That’s a lot of lawyers being employed to figure out what the hell Trump’s been up to all this time, because the one thing Trump hasn’t done is actually govern. Empty platitudes and wishful thinking isn’t governing and it isn’t leadership.

Trump’s spent more time at his golf courses than anyone since Eisenhower.

Trump spent years attacking Obama for playing a white man’s game. Obama played 308 rounds of golf over 8 years. That works out to ~38 rounds a year. It seems that Trump’s played that much in just 7 months time. He’s spending almost as much time at his golf resorts playing rounds as he has been in the WH, or so it seems.

Each of those trips to one of his golf courses is also an Emoluments violation, but it seems the Congress is uninterested in pursuing that despite the clear violations involved (there’s a reason Trump keeps going to a Trump golf resort and not his home in NYC let alone Camp David, which has its own golf course). Trump gets to profit from the trips, since they get to bill the government for his rounds/stays.

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ObserverArt  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:11:45am

So, Donny got his phone this morning. Is he tweeting before Kelly wakes up and tells him to knock it off…or has Donny decided Kelly can’t tell him what to do…no one tells The Great Trump what to do!

Besides, Trump is the president…Kelly is not. Pulling rank.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:15:10am

re: #24 Timothy Watson

Wait until they find out about Harry Turtledove!

You mean that he has already written that story? Albeit with the time travel twist involved.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:16:11am

re: #52 lawhawk

Take back our houses. I mean the Congress, and in a rather connected fashion, the White House. Midterms can change everything. The loyal opposition needs to pull together.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:16:27am

re: #53 ObserverArt

So, Donny got his phone this morning. Is he tweeting before Kelly wakes up and tells him to knock it of…or has Donny decided Kelly can’t tell him what to do…no one tells The Great Trump what to do!

Besides, Trump is the president…Kelly is not. Pulling rank.

He must have snagged it between all those phone calls and meetings he’s supposedly doing while he golfs some more.

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ObserverArt  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:16:52am

re: #47 Sir John Barron

“Never in U.S. history” tends to come up a lot in dRumps tweets and speeches.

I wish it had come up back in November when it could have been “The United States has never in history elected a non-politician as its president and it did not elect one this election in Trump.”

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:18:00am

It was noted here last week that members of the band Journey were seen at the White House. It looks like that appearance may rip the band apart.

Journey are apparently at another career crossroads. Founding guitarist Neal Schon spent the week taking a trio of bandmates to task publicly over their recent White House visit, capping a period of deep inner turmoil. By yesterday, Journey appeared to be breaking apart.

Schon claimed other members now want to tour without him, while he continued to assert his longtime leadership role. He responded by strongly implying that he intended to construct a different lineup of the band. “I will travel to new musical terrain that we never have and encompass everything,” Schon wrote on Twitter. “Hits are hits; we have a ton.”

Asked later if he’d be able to keep the Journey name, Schon said, “It’s not going anywhere.” He also posted an informational graphic, pulled from Wikipedia, illustrating that he’s the only member to have appeared on every Journey album.

These recent turn of events follow a visit by three band members to President Donald Trump’s press room - apparently without Schon’s knowledge - in the days before the band’s tour finale at the Classic East festival in New York on July 30. Schon immediately began expressing surprise and dismay. Subsequent news reports then misrepresented the trip as band-sanctioned, which Schon angrily reiterated was not the case. (NBC, for instance, reported that “Journey Poses for Pictures in the White House Press Briefing Room.”)

“Wow, this is not the Journey I started in 1972 and have been fighting to protect since the beginning,” Schon wrote on Facebook on July 28. “I’ve discussed this many times with management and counsel, and they both agreed that there should never be anything to do with religious beliefs or politics with Journey.”

I’m with Schon on this one. Other bands have successfully navigated having differing political views (like Twisted Sister, which I saw first-hand), and they did it by simply keeping the politics to themselves. The fact that the rest of Journey went to the WH behind Schon’s back (and now apparently want to throw him out of his own band!) has gotta sting.

And I’m very surprised that Jon Cain is married to Paula White. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:27:43am

re: #58 makeitstop

And I’m very surprised that Jon Cain is married to Paula White. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Yeah, weird.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:33:58am

re: #54 Colère Tueur de Lapin

You mean that he has already written that story? Albeit with the time travel twist involved.

That was one book. Turtledove has written another whole series of books of an alternative history in which the Confederacy won. It has a Hitler like figure who takes over the Confederacy and institutes a final solution.

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JordanRules  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:35:36am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:36:57am

re: #61 JordanRules

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“Oh yeah, I’m working very hard on these reports, sir. No, that sound you heard was not a blender mixing up more margaritas. Look, I have some coworkers here to help me out with these TPS reports, so I’ll call you back with progress tomorrow. Bye.”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:42:14am

re: #61 JordanRules

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By the end of the year, if he’s still in office, his “base” is going to be an extended family in the mountains of West Virginia.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:46:03am

re: #58 makeitstop

I like the rumors that Schon might get Perry back into the fold and tour that way. While Journey is hardly my alltime favs ;) they had some enjoyable music - I still have Wheel in the Sky & Don’t Stop Believing in my mix.

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JordanRules  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:48:14am

re: #63 Barefoot Grin

And then he’s gonna kill all them with his coal safety policies.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:51:13am

re: #64 William Lewis

I like the rumors that Schon might get Perry back into the fold and tour that way. While Journey is hardly my alltime favs ;) they had some enjoyable music - I still have Wheel in the Sky & Don’t Stop Believing in my mix.

I see a legal battle coming up over the use of the name, but I think Schon will prevail if that happens. At least he should - while Smith and Valory were there at the beginning, Schon and Perry are the pieces that people relate to Journey. Cain and Pineda are no more than pretty talented replacements for Perry and Rolie AFAIC.

Hell, if they get back together and bring Gregg Rolie back in, I might even go and see them. And I’m no huge fan, either - but the first Journey album, when they were just another Bay Area band, is still the most organic and interesting album they put out.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 6:53:38am

re: #64 William Lewis

I like the rumors that Schon might get Perry back into the fold and tour that way. While Journey is hardly my alltime favs ;) they had some enjoyable music - I still have Wheel in the Sky & Don’t Stop Believing in my mix.

The city I live in has outdoor summer concerts every year. A few bands that cover music from different bands, and a few cover bands. The two most popular cover bands are the Bon Jovi and Journey cover bands. And nearly every concert covers at least one Journey song.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:05:38am

re: #67 Belafon

The city I live in has outdoor summer concerts every year. A few bands that cover music from different bands, and a few cover bands. The two most popular cover bands are the Bon Jovi and Journey cover bands. And nearly every concert covers at least one Journey song.

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ holds the record as the most-downloaded song of the 20th century. I blame ‘Glee’ for that.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:10:06am

re: #67 Belafon

The city I live in has outdoor summer concerts every year. A few bands that cover music from different bands, and a few cover bands. The two most popular cover bands are the Bon Jovi and Journey cover bands. And nearly every concert covers at least one Journey song.

Apparently, Foreigner and Journey are also a popular combination. There’s a Foreign Journey cover band from Montreal and a Foreigner’s Journey that plays a lot around New England.

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ObserverArt  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:13:30am

re: #66 makeitstop

I see a legal battle coming up over the use of the name, but I think Schon will prevail if that happens. At least he should - while Smith and Valory were there at the beginning, Schon and Perry are the pieces that people relate to Journey. Cain and Pineda are no more than pretty talented replacements for Perry and Rolie AFAIC.

Hell, if they get back together and bring Gregg Rolie back in, I might even go and see them. And I’m no huge fan, either - but the first Journey album, when they were just another Bay Area band, is still the most organic and interesting album they put out.

To me the first Journey album is the only Journey album. I bought it based on Rolie and Schon and from being a Santana fan. Never bought another as they went and got too poppy for me.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:17:37am

A sitting so-called “US president”, who never served this nation, is actually attacking a US citizen’s military record. Let that sink in.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:19:05am

re: #68 makeitstop

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ holds the record as the most-downloaded song of the 20th century. I blame ‘Glee’ for that.

I think it’s Faithfully that gets played most often at the concerts here.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:19:57am

re: #71 Dr. Matt

A sitting so-called “US president”, who never served this nation, is actually attacking a US citizen’s military record. Let that sink in.

I see a great veterans ad in the future.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:20:58am

re: #71 Dr. Matt

A sitting so-called “US president”, who never served this nation, is actually attacking a US citizen’s military record. Let that sink in.

And he’s bitched tweeted about everything under the sun but not one world about the 3 Marines killed in the Osprey crash…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:23:01am

re: #31 Targetpractice

But Coates is right about one thing, there’s a lot of alt-history proposals that have not enjoyed the conversion to TV series or films that the Civil War and WWII have. How about a series about an America where the Revolutionary War failed? Or one where Imperial Germany won in WWI and so men like Hitler never rose to power? Or how about a WWII where America intervened earlier and Nazi Germany was fought to an uneasy armistice rather than utterly defeated? Or some factor (successful coup, failure of atomic bombs) led to the Allied invasion of the Japan home islands?

The Two Georges. Would make for an interesting miniseries.

en.wikipedia.org

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:27:20am

re: #68 makeitstop

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ holds the record as the most-downloaded song of the 20th century. I blame ‘Glee’ for that.

I actually like the song - the structure is so a-typical for pop music & it’s well performed. Combined with the time and place it came out, it was a delightfully different tune.

The Glee version was decent as well but I’ll stick to the original.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:28:18am

re: #74 b.d. (bill d.)

And he’s bitched tweeted about everything under the sun but not one world about the 3 Marines killed in the Osprey crash…

Would require him to give a fuck about anything other than himself.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:32:00am

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

The Two Georges. Would make for an interesting miniseries.

en.wikipedia.org

Interesting. I burned out on Harry a long time ago but that one sounds interesting enough to give a try. Thanks for the mention.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:34:44am

re: #60 Big Beautiful Door

That was one book. Turtledove has written another whole series of books of an alternative history in which the Confederacy won. It has a Hitler like figure who takes over the Confederacy and institutes a final solution.

Didn’t know about that series. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:39:11am

re: #74 b.d. (bill d.)

And he’s bitched tweeted about everything under the sun but not one world about the 3 Marines killed in the Osprey crash…

And not one word about Russia expelling U.S. diplomats.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:39:27am

re: #78 William Lewis

Interesting. I burned out on Harry a long time ago but that one sounds interesting enough to give a try. Thanks for the mention.

Another one that would make for an interesting miniseries is Poul Anderson’s Delenda Est. It would give audiences a nice little history lesson too.

en.wikipedia.org

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:44:26am

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

Another one that would make for an interesting miniseries is Poul Anderson’s Delenda Est. It would give audiences a nice little history lesson too.

en.wikipedia.org

One of my favorite authors, Neal Stephenson, has a new book out called The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. which involves time travel to change history using witchcraft. Fun read.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:46:40am

re: #80 Sir John Barron

And not one word about Russia expelling U.S. diplomats.

I thought Tillerson released a statement this weekend, that the US would respond on September 1st

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Dr. Matt  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:46:44am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:48:11am

re: #82 Big Beautiful Door

One of my favorite authors, Neal Stephenson, has a new book out called The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. which involves time travel to change history using witchcraft. Fun read.

I’ll have to check that out.

The Civil War is a popular alternative history subject, but I’m surprised no one has tried doing a miniseries or film of Ward Moore’s novella Bring The Jubilee. It’s a meticulously conceived parallel world. One of the better works in the alternative history genre.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:51:43am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:55:31am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:55:35am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:57:01am
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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:57:10am

Bolling’s looking to get his name cleared? So, he’s going to claim the putz wasn’t his? Or that the accusers are lying? The same script all the other Fox News agitprop purveyors have used?

Yeah, we know where this is heading - a golden parachute.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:57:43am

re: #87 FormerDirtDart

Interesting. I had to go look them up. Kingsman, Wanted, and Kick-Ass come from that company.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 7, 2017 • 7:59:17am

re: #91 Belafon

Interesting. I had to go look them up. Kingsman, Wanted, and Kick-Ass come from that company.

Yeah, I had to look too.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:02:34am

re: #92 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, I had to look too.

The guy who started the company also did the Old Man Logan series for Marvel.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:03:03am

Speaking of alternative history, the would be director in me would love to remake Fatherland. But I’d stick to the ambiguous ending of the novel.

[March draws his pistol. Camera, tight shot, on face/upper body with the pistol visible in the frame. Heavy breathing. Look of exhilaration in March’s eyes, knowing he’s found the truth. March runs forward out of frame. Sound of small-arms fire. Cut to black.]

Roll end credits.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:06:23am

OK, nap time

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:12:23am

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of alternative history, the would be director in me would love to remake Fatherland. But I’d stick to the ambiguous ending of the novel.

[March draws his pistol. Camera, tight shot, on face/upper body with the pistol visible in the frame. Heavy breathing. Look of exhilaration in March’s eyes, knowing he’s found the truth. March runs forward out of frame. Sound of small-arms fire. Cut to black.]

Roll end credits.

Just finished reading that.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:17:58am

re: #86 Barefoot Grin

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Sounds like someone has Donny “Two Scoops” figured out, and may have the goods on him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:21:21am

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of alternative history, the would be director in me would love to remake Fatherland. But I’d stick to the ambiguous ending of the novel.

[March draws his pistol. Camera, tight shot, on face/upper body with the pistol visible in the frame. Heavy breathing. Look of exhilaration in March’s eyes, knowing he’s found the truth. March runs forward out of frame. Sound of small-arms fire. Cut to black.]

Roll end credits.

Saw The Dark Tower this weekend. Spoilers:

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Lupin  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:25:48am

Re alternate histories:

The first one and still one of the most interesting is APOCRYPHAL NAPOLEON written in 1812, revised in 1832, by Louis Geoffroy, in which Napoleon succeeds in subduing Russia in 1812, invades England in 1814 and goes on to become the enlightened ruler of the world.

There is a recent English translation introduced and annotated by Brian Stableford:

link to book’s page on publisher’s site

Returning to THE CONFEDERACY, this is the first i hear about it, but is it really different (conceptually speaking) from THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE or SS-GB? I like the former very much; the latter not so much.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:31:53am

I was just thinking, a novel that would make a great metafiction miniseries, and I’d do it along the lines of The Civil War, would be Norman Spinrad’s The Iron Dream.

Find a solid, yet largely unknown character actor, to play literary critic Homer Whipple and the do a full-on film version of the novel-within-the-novel, with analysis by Whipple, and you’re set.

And definitely gotta make sure to keep Spinrad’s satirical intent; that’s what makes the whole thing work.

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austin_blue  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:37:39am

re: #90 lawhawk

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Bolling’s looking to get his name cleared? So, he’s going to claim the putz wasn’t his? Or that the accusers are lying? The same script all the other Fox News agitprop purveyors have used?

Yeah, we know where this is heading - a golden parachute.

He oughta get a Golden Shower. More appropriate, I think.

And an Oh By The Way:

We’ve gotten ten times the rain in the last eight hours than we have had in the last month. This wasn’t a Central Texas Rain Bomb where we got a 12” turd floater, just a reflection that we only got .23” in town in July. Lucky we didn’t have a wildfire last month.

As noted at NOAA:

MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY:
JULY 2017 WAS THE 3RD WARMEST AND 21ST DRIEST JULY
SINCE RECORD KEEPING BEGAN.

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CleverToad  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:38:57am

Totally uninterested in watching the HBO Confederacy thing no matter who is writing it.
I burned out on the relentless theme of dystopia several years ago, even before we got stuck living in one.

Yes, dystopia is supposed to reflect disturbing trends in current culture and intensify them to serve as a warning. Taken to excess, it loses shock value and becomes a fashionable short-hand for drama, and reflects back into the culture to normalize dysfunction. There’s probably a PhD thesis in here, on the whether the prevalence of dystopian entertainment helps feeds cynicism and depression in civic life and politics. It’s easy — and lazy — to romanticize revolution as a sexier solution than the persistent, grinding effort it actually takes to bend the arc.

De gustibus, as always. This is one grumpy old lady’s opinion.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:40:05am

re: #102 CleverToad

Totally uninterested in watching “Confederates” no matter who is writing it.
I burned out on the relentless theme of dystopia several years ago, even before we got stuck living in one.

Yes, dystopia is supposed to reflect disturbing trends in current culture and intensify them to serve as a warning. Taken to excess, it loses shock value and becomes a fashionable short-hand for drama, and reflects back into the culture to normalize dysfunction. There’s probably a PhD thesis in here, on the whether the prevalence of dystopian entertainment helps feeds cynicism and depression in civic life and politics. It’s easy — and lazy — to romanticize revolution as a sexier solution than the persistent, grinding effort it actually takes to bend the arc.

De gustibus, as always. This is one grumpy old lady’s opinion.

May the odds be ever in your favor. The odds are never in your favor. /

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:43:01am

re: #99 Lupin

Re alternate histories:

The first one and still one of the most interesting is APOCRYPHAL NAPOLEON written in 1812, revised in 1832, by Louis Geoffroy, in which Napoleon succeeds in subduing Russia in 1812, invades England in 1814 and goes on to become the enlightened ruler of the world.

There is a recent English translation introduced and annotated by Brian Stableford:

link to book’s page on publisher’s site

Returning to THE CONFEDERACY, this is the first i hear about it, but is it really different (conceptually speaking) from THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE or SS-GB? I like the former very much; the latter not so much.

I read there is another alternative history series in the works which would kind of be the antithesis of Confederate, Black America. Its based on an alternative in which the freed slaves got several southern states as reparations to form their own nation.

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Lupin  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:49:14am

re: #102 CleverToad

Totally uninterested in watching the HBO Confederacy thing no matter who is writing it.
I burned out on the relentless theme of dystopia several years ago, even before we got stuck living in one.

To be accurate APOCRYPHAL NAPOLEON is not written as a dystopia; the world thrives under Napoleon’s enlightened, benevolent rule. More a utopia, really.

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Lupin  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:52:38am

re: #104 Big Beautiful Door

I read there is another alternative history series in the works which would kind of be the antithesis of Confederate, Black America. Its based on an alternative in which the freed slaves got several southern states as reparations to form their own nation.

And there Captain Confederacy; I read the Epic comic and it was quite good.

wiki

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:54:40am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2017 • 8:59:11am

re: #97 Eventual Carrion

Sounds like someone has Donny “Two Scoops” figured out, and may have the goods on him.

Blumenthal had tweeted a “follow the money” tweet at Mueller. (And apparently said similar on CNN, though I didn’t see that.)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:10:20am

re: #106 Lupin

And there Captain Confederacy; I read the Epic comic and it was quite good.

wiki

You know what would make a great superhero film?

Martha Washington; “Give Me Liberty” by Frank Miller.

en.wikipedia.org

You’d have to trim it down for a two-hour running time, but I think it could be done by a good scriptwriter.

Next question……who plays Martha Washington.

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retired cynic  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:22:16am

Charles Blow has a good op-ed on our Whiner in Chief. Nothing new, just a good distillation of thoughts. One comment:

This quote isn’t mine, but it explains much of what we are seeing today. These are the only three tenets of the current Republican Party. 1. Protecting the power of the wealthy over those with fewer resources. 2. Protecting the power of the white Christian majority over minorities, religious, ethnic, etc. 3. Protecting the power of men over women. Any and all that they do can be traced to these three ideas.

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:23:22am

Ah.

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retired cynic  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:25:16am

re: #110 retired cynic

Heh. Another comment: Make America Golf Again!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:25:28am
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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:27:34am

re: #111 MsJ

re: #113 Barefoot Grin

And what’s this “phony Vietnam” crap and where’s he getting that from?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:29:04am
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Jay C  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:29:51am

re: #111 MsJ

Ah.

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I wonder if the proper riposte to Trump’s nasty BS would be something along the lines of Sen. Blumenthal’s determined oppositionism: but from, say, a Senator with an actual, unblemished, military record. And a riposte calling out Donny Draft-Dodger for the coward he is. (And maybe a nice shout-out to Max Cleland: though the problem with that particularly vile campaign was that it worked)

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Dr. Matt  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:31:11am

Joe sanctimony cranked to 11.

FYI: He never served.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:32:04am

re: #114 Belafon

Ok. I went and looked it up: en.wikipedia.org

Blumenthal received several draft deferments during the Vietnam War before enlisting.[10] He served in United States Marine Corps Reserve units in Washington, D.C. and Connecticut from 1970 to 1976.[11][12] He attained the rank of sergeant and received an honorable discharge at the end of his enlistment.[13] There was controversy in 2010, during his senate campaign, when The New York Times reported that Blumenthal lied on at least one occasion about his service, providing video of him speaking to a group of veterans and supporters in March 2008 in Norwalk, Connecticut, saying, in reference to supporting troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam.”[14] There were also other occasions when his description of his military service seemed to intimate that he’d been to Vietnam. At a 2008 ceremony in Shelton, Connecticut, he said, “I served during the Vietnam era… I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse.” [15]

My dad served in Vietnam, my uncle was in the service during Vietnam. When my uncle died, he was listed as a “Vietnam era veteran.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:34:12am

re: #114 Belafon

And what’s this “phony Vietnam” crap and where’s he getting that from?

Is that like when Trump said his sexual adventures were his personal Vietnam?

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:34:38am

re: #117 Dr. Matt

Joe sanctimony cranked to 11.

FYI: He never served.

Joe’s advocating the return of the draft?

I have kids of the age he’s talking about. They all work just as hard as my generation (which would be about Joe’s generation) did, and I’m sure the generation before.

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Jay C  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:36:44am

re: #118 Belafon

But of course, Trump uses Blumenthal’s misstatements as some sort of “proof” that the Senator is The Biggest Awfulest Hypocrite Fraud EVAH!!! and ought to resign and emigrate to Antarctica in shame….
(and I’m sure that the “cried like a baby” BS is just that…..)

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:36:56am

re: #120 Belafon

Joe’s advocating the return of the draft?

I have kids of the age he’s talking about. They all work just as hard as my generation (which would be about Joe’s generation) did, and I’m sure the generation before.

I predict that a bill to reinstate conscription would be even less popular than a GOP healthcare reform bill.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:42:31am

Fun stat from Hamilton68: tweets about Blumenthal among Russian Twitterbots are up by 11,300%.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:44:21am

re: #120 Belafon

Epic response to Joe.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:48:18am

So, OT, but any Lizards in the USA ever try Bernard beer? It’s an unpasteurized beer, from a family brewery in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic.

Just curious, that’s all. It’s good beer, I gotta say. I recommend it.

en.wikipedia.org

bernard.cz

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danarchy  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:50:41am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

So, OT, but any Lizards in the USA ever try Bernard beer? It’s an unpasteurized beer, from a family brewery in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic.

Just curious, that’s all. It’s good beer, I gotta say. I recommend it.

en.wikipedia.org

bernard.cz

personally, I am a big fan of pasteurization.

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:52:27am

re: #104 Big Beautiful Door

I read there is another alternative history series in the works which would kind of be the antithesis of Confederate, Black America. Its based on an alternative in which the freed slaves got several southern states as reparations to form their own nation.

If you want to REALLY freak out the white supremacists…

Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Years of Rice and Salt”.

In our real life history, the Black Plague killed about 1/3 of Europe. In Robinson’s alternate history, it killed more than 95%. Europe is repopulated by Muslims.

A few hundred years later, the peoples of North America become one allied nation in time to defend against the Muslim invaders on the east coast, and the Chinese on the west coast…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:55:18am

re: #126 danarchy

personally, I am a big fan of pasteurization.

I like unpasteurized beer, but of course, your mileage may vary and that’s cool.

Saw an interesting dairy the other day. The milk vending machine was hooked up right to the cow’s udders.

I guess it doesn’t get any fresher than that, amirite?

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2017 • 9:56:25am

re: #116 Jay C

I wonder if the proper riposte to Trump’s nasty BS would be something along the lines of Sen. Blumenthal’s determined oppositionism: but from, say, a Senator with an actual, unblemished, military record. And a riposte calling out Donny Draft-Dodger for the coward he is. (And maybe a nice shout-out to Max Cleland: though the problem with that particularly vile campaign was that it worked)

You mean, maybe, somebody like Tammy Duckworth?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:06:57am

Blue/All Lives Matter people are silent.

cnn.com

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JordanRules  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:09:30am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:10:04am

re: #129 sagehen

Fortunately, she’s beyond such games and actually wants to work instead of being distracted. :)

Example: when Kirk insulted her Thai heritage with the “I forgot that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington.” quip. She didn’t even dignify it with a response.

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:15:56am

This morning’s projection summary.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:16:03am

Shameless page promo
A look at where we are with NK, absent punditry etc.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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jeffreyw  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:16:48am

re: #128 Dr Lizardo

When I was cub scout a fellow cub brought a in gallon of milk to one of the meetings, still warm from the cow. The scoutmaster mixed in chocolate syrup. The best milk I have ever tasted.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:20:17am

re: #135 jeffreyw

When I was cub scout a fellow cub brought a in gallon of milk to one of the meetings, still warm from the cow. The scoutmaster mixed in chocolate syrup. The best milk I have ever tasted.

Nice.

The diary I stopped by had their own ice cream, their own cheese, butter, yogurt, etc. Quite a place and very popular in that small town. And less expensive than a supermarket to boot.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:22:04am

re: #117 Dr. Matt

Joe sanctimony cranked to 11.

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FYI: He never served.

My dad, who served in the US Navy during WW2, enjoyed painting. He created hundreds of beautiful pictures, none of which were war scenes.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:25:18am

re: #135 jeffreyw

When I was cub scout a fellow cub brought a in gallon of milk to one of the meetings, still warm from the cow. The scoutmaster mixed in chocolate syrup. The best milk I have ever tasted.

When I was a wee lad, my father ran a dairy farm for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Every week he’d bring home a 5 gallon steel dairy can of milk straight from the cow, and his nine kids would polish it off every time.

I agree - best-tasting milk I ever had, and here I am, still alive some 60 years later.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:27:26am

re: #133 jaunte

This morning’s projection summary.

The Kelly pivot is going well.

/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:31:04am

re: #113 Barefoot Grin

…conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?

— Donald J. Trump

DJT is poorly positioned to complain about other people’s lying.

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Skip Intro  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:32:16am

Trump makes the world a worse place every single day.

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:32:57am

re: #139 Sir John Barron

‘We’re going to whine so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of whining’

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danarchy  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:33:43am

re: #130 GlutenFreeJesus

Blue/All Lives Matter people are silent.

cnn.com

seems to be all over the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:35:09am

re: #107 MsJ

Tillerson Sept 1: Hi, can we get an extension on getting back to you? We still don’t know how to respond.

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carey94tt  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:35:36am

re: #14 teleskiguy

I said this to “IngisKahn” the other night…

I have only 48 comments over a 10 yr span. I consider myself mostly a lurker but vital part of the community.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:37:32am

Man, when you lose Peter Thiel

BuzzFeed reported, citing two unnamed sources in attendance of a meal Thiel had with friends in January, the investor said “there is a 50 percent chance this whole thing ends in disaster.”

Thiel nevertheless described Trump’s administration as a work in progress and dismissed questions about whether Trump’s election would have negative ramifications for social change, such as the legalization of marriage equality, according to the report.

He made further remarks to that effect at an event in May, BuzzFeed reported, citing an unnamed guest in attendance who said Thiel appeared “annoyed” with Trump’s first few months as President.

Thiel was concerned that Trump would have a stagnant first term and said he did not think Trump would win reelection, according to the report. He summed up Trump’s administration as “incompetent.”

In a statement to BuzzFeed, Thiel did not deny making those statements, but said he continues to “support” Trump in “his ongoing fight to achieve” change.

I’m thinking his odds may be a little, umm, generous.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:38:02am

ok…..

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:39:59am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Her wealth of experience”

Give me a break.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:40:30am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump.”

LOL

Although to be fair, she has been fired before, so that might come in handy…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:40:40am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok…..

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At first I read that as “her wealth will be invaluable to the RNC…”

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:41:52am

Kayleigh McEnany claimed Barack Obama was president when Daniel Pearl was beheaded in 2002.
ew.com

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:42:16am

“You have President Obama, who after the, I believe it was the beheading of Daniel Pearl, spoke to how upset he was about that, then rushed off to a golf game,” said McEnany, a Donald Trump supporter who participated in a CNN segment about the president’s golfing hobby.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:42:30am

re: #151 jaunte

Kayleigh McEnany claimed Barack Obama was president when Daniel Pearl was beheaded in 2002.
ew.com

And on 9/11.

/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:43:17am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

…as we continue to support President Trump

Sure you want this available for future humanity to see?

/

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Kragar  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:43:43am
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VegasGolfer  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:44:29am

re: #151 jaunte

Kayleigh McEnany claimed Barack Obama was president when Daniel Pearl was beheaded in 2002.
ew.com

You assume facts matter to rwnj’s.

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dangerman  Aug 7, 2017 • 10:51:02am

re: #145 carey94tt

I have only 48 comments over a 10 yr span. I consider myself mostly a lurker but vital part of the community.

by all means, stay on the lawn

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BeachDem  Aug 7, 2017 • 11:04:34am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok…..

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Serving as a correspondent covering foreign and domestic news and events…

worked as a producer for Mike Huckabee’s TV show
interned for several politicians including Tom Gallagher, Adam Putnam, and George W. Bush, for both his 2004 campaign and in the White House Office of Communications in the Media Affairs department

When, exactly, was this stint as a “correspondent covering foreign and domestic news?”

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Jay C  Aug 7, 2017 • 11:19:50am

re: #129 sagehen

You mean, maybe, somebody like Tammy Duckworth?

Exactly who I was thinking of.
OK off to the next thread….

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2017 • 11:41:17am

re: #151 jaunte

Kayleigh McEnany claimed Barack Obama was president when Daniel Pearl was beheaded in 2002.
ew.com

And he was still president when federal government responded so poorly to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


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