A Powerful New Song and Video From Glen Hansard: “Don’t Settle”

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“Don’t Settle” by Glen Hansard from the album ‘This Wild Willing,’ available now
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Lyrics

When you climbed the hill of vision
As above so it was below
Through the apathy and derision
Each step ascending you took alone
And when they pin you in the corner
Pay no heed to their droning on
‘Cause you’re not going back where you don’t belong

Well you rose up through the ranks now
And you worked hard for your luck
You’ve only got yourself to thank now
You and everybody else in the book
And there are hidden hands to guide you
Other forces now at play
But you’ve got to learn to get out of their way

Oh, don’t settle
Oh, not yet
Oh, don’t settle
For less

May your song ring true and bright now
And be honed by your own hand
As the day gives way to night now
May it echo through the land
And when they turn your words against you
Try to grind you to the ground
Let them know that they might beat you
But they’ll never turn you round

Oh, don’t settle
Oh, not yet
Oh, don’t settle
For less

Well you sought no one’s allegiance
You were cowed by no one’s hand
You outgrew your antecedents
Worked your own corner of the land
And when they set their sights upon you
Come to mine the seam you struck
May you bid them well and wish them luck

Oh, don’t settle
Oh, not yet
Oh, don’t settle
And don’t forget what Liam Clancy said

No envy, no anger, no cruelty, no regrets
No jealousy, no rancour, no confusion; don’t forget
No enemy, no anger, no incredulity; show respect
No envy, no anger, no judgement on no one; lest you forget
Lest you forget what they did to you
Come on, rise off your knees, you’re not beaten yet
No envy, no anger, no judgement on no one; lest you forget

And you’re not going back where you don’t fit

Joseph Doyle: Bass
Ruth O’Mahony Brady: Keyboards, Piano,
String Arrangements, Vocals
Earl Harvin: Drums
Glen Hansard: Vocals, Guitars
Markéta Irglová: Vocals
Una O’Kane: Violin, Viola, String Arrangements
Paula Hughes: Cello, String Arrangements
Katie O’Connor: Violin, String Arrangements
Rob Bochnik: Guitar
David Odlum: Moog
Curtis Fowlkes: Trombone
Michael Buckley: Saxophone
David Smith: Trumpet
Justin Carroll: Keyboards

Official Site: glenhansard.com
Facebook: facebook.com
Twitter: @Glen_Hansard
Instagram: instagram.com

#glenhansard #thiswildwilling #antirecords

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1
peguyjaures  May 26, 2019 • 1:07:52pm

I’m still ashamed of my French countrymen, but EU-wide projections are looking much better:
election-results.eu

The Social-Democratic block’s losses are quite limited in the end, and in terms of voting coalitions they are compensated by the gains of the Green and Liberal (ALDE) blocks.

So far, so good. The EU Parliament will keep its current Conservative leaning, but with a fairly strong left-wing and centrist counterbalance.

2
I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2019 • 1:19:13pm

I’m escaping from the madness for awhile and going offline.

One Love

3
The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 1:28:41pm

JFC

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 1:29:21pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 26, 2019 • 1:30:39pm
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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 1:31:03pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2019 • 1:32:47pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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Dems didn’t need reminded what is in the Constitution like the Repubs did/do.

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 1:33:31pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange.
washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 1:34:18pm

“In May 2016, McCarthy signed up to serve as a Trump delegate at the Republican National Convention, breaking ranks with Ryan, who said he still was not ready to endorse the candidate. McCarthy’s relationship with Trump became so close that the president would sometimes refer to him as “my Kevin.”

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 1:35:42pm
“…That’s when McCarthy brought the conversation about Russian meddling around to the DNC hack, Trump and Rohrabacher.

“I’ll guarantee you that’s what it is. . . . The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump,” McCarthy said with a laugh.

Ryan asked who the Russians “delivered” the opposition research to.

“There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said, drawing some laughter. “Swear to God,” McCarthy added.

“This is an off the record,” Ryan said.

Some lawmakers laughed at that.

“No leaks, all right?,” Ryan said, adding: “This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

“That’s how you know that we’re tight,” Scalise said.

“What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added.”

Traitors.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 1:41:01pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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gee…Kevin…and you will never convince me that y’all did not deliberately “misplace” parts of Article IV and Article V of the Constitution.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 1:41:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 1:45:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 1:46:36pm
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Old Liberal  May 26, 2019 • 1:54:23pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Unfortunately you only need one testicle to reproduce so still in gene pool.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 2:01:25pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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He’s actually right…just not in the way he THINKS he is.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 2:04:55pm

In and out here.

I’m off to the Chicopee Vietnam War candlelight vigil at the ietnam Veterans Plaza in a few minutes.

Even the Vietnam War is quite a distance in the past now … my father was killed fifty-one years ago.

18
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:08:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:18:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:23:44pm
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Cheechako  May 26, 2019 • 2:25:58pm

So, the rainforest isn’t so wet anymore:

In Southeast, Alaska is seeing its first extreme drought ever recorded, climatologists say

As usual, the headline doesn’t quite match what the article says. There have been recent dry years but the current criteria used to classify severity refers more to conditions in the lower 48 than Alaska. So, “extreme” is very subjective.

But, we have had a lower rainfall/snow fall which, in turn, have caused deficiencies in the water storage in our hydro-electric reservoirs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:27:46pm
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wrenchwench  May 26, 2019 • 2:28:53pm

re: #21 Cheechako

“extreme” is very subjective

Words to live by.

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Cheechako  May 26, 2019 • 2:30:21pm

Bart Starr has died.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:34:03pm
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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 2:36:25pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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The House Repubs made a big show of reading aloud the very document they now gleefully watch their elected dictator shred daily.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 2:37:34pm

re: #19 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m so old, I remember when people actually tried to argue that Maggie wasn’t just Donny’s fluffer, that she could be “critical” of him on occasion and so to criticize her was downright sexist.

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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2019 • 2:38:20pm

re: #24 Cheechako

Bart Starr has died.

RIP. I had just heard that on NPR after picking my son up from work.

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Mattand  May 26, 2019 • 2:39:14pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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Just looked it up to confirm what I remember: they read an edited version that omitted the 3/5-of-a-human slavery provision, in addition to fucking up the order in which they read it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:39:36pm
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Mescalero09  May 26, 2019 • 2:44:34pm

Yeah. I won’t wait until Mr.Earle sheds his mortal coil. Fucker knows shit. I hear him. Yep. Since day 1.

Steve Earle “I Thought You Should Know”

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 2:47:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:53:59pm

moron

82-year-old rich guy is born to rich parents and is able to afford the best of the best in racing assets (both equipment and skilled humans) since the late 1950s.

Ain’t a thing “unbelievable” about Penske’s 18 “wins”.

34
Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 2:55:14pm

You know, it’s rather hard to fault Donny for acting like he’s still the star of a reality TV show when the media keeps treating his administration like one. This is the sort of coverage that past presidents would have dreamed of, their cohorts treated less like scummy assholes trying to hide their crimes and more like contestants in a show trying to hold on against any increasingly negative audience. It’s like watching a season of Survivor where the person receiving the most positive press is the biggest asshole who keeps dragging their tribe down but yet avoiding being voted out.

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Old Liberal  May 26, 2019 • 2:57:52pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

You know, it’s rather hard to fault Donny for acting like he’s still the star of a reality TV show when the media keeps treating his administration like one. This is the sort of coverage that past presidents would have dreamed of, their cohorts treated less like scummy assholes trying to hide their crimes and more like contestants in a show trying to hold on against any increasingly negative audience. It’s like watching a season of Survivor where the person receiving the most positive press is the biggest asshole who keeps dragging their tribe down but yet avoiding being voted out.

Sadly the world has become one disgusting “reality” show.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2019 • 2:59:15pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

82-year-old rich guy is born…

That’s kinda unbelievable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 2:59:23pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

You know, it’s rather hard to fault Donny for acting like he’s still the star of a reality TV show when the media keeps treating his administration like one. This is the sort of coverage that past presidents would have dreamed of, their cohorts treated less like scummy assholes trying to hide their crimes and more like contestants in a show trying to hold on against any increasingly negative audience. It’s like watching a season of Survivor where the person receiving the most positive press is the biggest asshole who keeps dragging their tribe down but yet avoiding being voted out.

Or Dancing With the Stars with Bristol Palin managing to be dragged across the finish line every episode until the finale.

38
Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 2:59:46pm

re: #32 gocart mozart

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 3:00:22pm
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Mescalero09  May 26, 2019 • 3:03:56pm

re: #36 wrenchwench

That’s kinda unbelievable.

Ask Penske employees about working at Penske…………………

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 3:05:09pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 3:11:43pm
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mmmirele  May 26, 2019 • 3:12:08pm

Back in the alleged land of the free…where it took 70 minutes to get off the plane after we landed, where TSA insisted on a secondary check of not my backpack or my shoes, but my Amazon tablet. Yeah. I’m pissy about it. At least United at SFO does not have TVs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 3:13:26pm

re: #43 mmmirele

Do you think your activism has landed you on some kind of shitlist with them?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 3:21:38pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 3:27:01pm
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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2019 • 3:27:52pm

BOXES FULL OF BEES EVERYWHERE

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 26, 2019 • 3:28:11pm

Not sure if I got this here at LFG, or elsewhere.

Eggs to be legally reclassified as chicken in Alabama restaurants.

The moment an egg passes through a hen’s vagina, it becomes a chicken. To treat them any differently would be cruel and should be punished by God,’ said Billie Jean Bob Cooter.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2019 • 3:30:13pm

re: #48 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Not sure if I got this here at LFG, or elsewhere.

Eggs to be legally reclassified as chicken in Alabama restaurants.

A little nuance, please. We only do that for fertilized eggs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 3:33:23pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 26, 2019 • 3:33:26pm

re: #49 Decatur Deb

Would Billie Jean Bob Cooter know or care about the difference?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 3:35:17pm

re: #51 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Would Billie Jean Bob Cooter know or care about the difference?

especially since they always freak out when there is a blood spot in the egg (which has nothing to do with whether the egg is fertilized).

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 26, 2019 • 3:45:25pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

especially since they always freak out when there is a blood spot in the egg (which has nothing to do with whether the egg is fertilized).

I think you just bridged the conversation into ‘miscarriages will be illegal, soon’ territory. If that was intentional, well played.

54
Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 3:46:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 3:50:55pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 26, 2019 • 3:52:13pm

re: #54 Belafon

War is young men dying and old men talking

—FDR

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 3:55:00pm

re: #54 Belafon

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The obvious answer is the usual one: the warhawks are spoiling for a war and the men at the Pentagon who need Congressional approval to get that next star on their shoulder are feeding them the usual “Oh yeah, it’ll be a quick and inexpensive war” horseshit.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 26, 2019 • 3:56:52pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

The obvious answer is the usual one: the warhawks are spoiling for a war and the men at the Pentagon who need Congressional approval to get that next star on their shoulder are feeding them the usual “Oh yeah, it’ll be a quick and inexpensive war” horseshit.

And we haven’t trashed our reputation in Central and South America recently.

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mmmirele  May 26, 2019 • 3:59:30pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

Do you think your activism has landed you on some kind of shitlist with them?

No. I just think TSA is trying to justify its existence.

60
Stanley Sea  May 26, 2019 • 4:04:04pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gorilla suit.

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teleskiguy  May 26, 2019 • 4:07:34pm

re: #60 Stanley Sea

Gorilla suit.

You rang?

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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2019 • 4:12:11pm

re: #61 teleskiguy

You rang?

[Embedded content]

Damn dirty ape!

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calochortus  May 26, 2019 • 4:12:58pm

Greetings from central Oregon, where the weather has been mostly 10 degrees colder than average, windy and with occasional downpours or fog. Better than 100°, so there’s that.
We’ve done Newberry Nat’l Volcanic Monument, except for the higher elevations because it’s still pretty snowy, John Day Fossil Beds (Clarno and Painted Hills units-we did Sheep Rock a few years ago and it’s a long way from the Bend area where we’re staying) and we had a gorgeous day at Smith Rock State Park yesterday. Sunny, cool, perfect for hiking (and biking and cliff climbing, and dog walking) so it was overrun with people, but still worth it. We spent an hour or so watching a bald eagle nest, though not a lot happened. The eaglets are at the stage of some bouncing on the edge of the nest, so will probably fledge in a couple weeks. One of the parents (dad, I think) dropped by with a small meal and then sat around for a while until he took off and flew around in the area with the female for a couple minutes.

The nest with 2 eaglets is to the left of the tree trunk, dad eagle is sitting to the right of the trunk and a bit higher. Both near the top of the tree,. Not the best photo ever, but all I had along was my iPhone…

Anyway, Mr. C. and I have been very much enjoying not following the news or politics for a few days. Tomorrow we head west to the I-5 corridor and spend a few more days heading home. Exact plans are somewhat weather dependent, but lots of good options.

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PhillyPretzel  May 26, 2019 • 4:16:16pm

re: #63 calochortus

Philly had a hot day today. Tonight scattered storms.
forecast.weather.gov

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calochortus  May 26, 2019 • 4:18:01pm

re: #64 PhillyPretzel

Philly had a hot day today. Tonight scattered storms.
forecast.weather.gov

Hot and sticky? Yuck.

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PhillyPretzel  May 26, 2019 • 4:19:29pm

re: #65 calochortus

That is a typical Philly summer. Hazy, Hot and Humid. The 3 H’s. :(

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:22:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:23:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:25:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:26:24pm
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calochortus  May 26, 2019 • 4:27:28pm

re: #66 PhillyPretzel

That is a typical Philly summer. Hazy, Hot and Humid. The 3 H’s. :(

We lived in Lancaster, PA for several years and I never adjusted to the sticky summers. It does mean things stay green and pretty all summer, but I’m not a plant and don’t need the humidity myself.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 4:27:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:34:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:39:40pm
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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 4:46:11pm

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is basically the Whig collapse. I’m not in tune enough, though, to know what the implications are for the country.

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retired cynic  May 26, 2019 • 4:46:26pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bet DT didn’t try the yank ‘em hand shake with that fellow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 4:50:44pm

re: #56 Colère Tueur de Lapin

—FDR

“It feeds the rich while it buries the poor.”

- Guns N Roses

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 4:59:15pm

re: #54 Belafon

I fully support dropping Tom Cotton on Caracas.

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Old Liberal  May 26, 2019 • 5:01:45pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

The obvious answer is the usual one: the warhawks are spoiling for a war and the men at the Pentagon who need Congressional approval to get that next star on their shoulder are feeding them the usual “Oh yeah, it’ll be a quick and inexpensive war” horseshit.

“We’ll be greeted as liberators “

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TedStriker  May 26, 2019 • 5:38:24pm

re: #77 Eclectic Cyborg

“It feeds the rich while it buries the poor.”

- Guns N Roses

“What’s so civil about war anyway?”


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