A Gorgeous New Music Video From Pat Metheny, Featuring Meshell Ndegeocello: “From This Place”

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“From This Place”
Composed and Arranged by Pat Metheny
Lyric by Alison Riley

Pat Metheny: Guitar
Meshell Ndegeocello: Vocal

Gwilym Simcock: Piano
Linda May Han Oh: Bass, Voice
Antonio Sanchez: Drums
Orchestral Arrangement by Alan Broadbent
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Conducted by Joel McNeely

Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-Produced by Steve Rodby

Video by Robert Edridge-Waks

From This Place:

From this place I cannot see
Heart is dark,
beneath rising seas

From this place, I don’t believe
All my hopes,
my sweet relief

From here, I say I cannot breathe (I can’t breathe)
Fear and hurt
again we bleed

Unsafe, unsound, unclear to me
don’t know how to be

From this place, I must proceed
Trust in love,
truth be my lead
From here I will stand with thee
Until hearts are truly free

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216 comments

1
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:52:40am

MIET

make it end Tuesday

2
A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:53:49am

Also GOTV.

3
Amory Blaine  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:53:56am

Damned DST means one more hour until election day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:54:36am

re: #3 Amory Blaine

Damned DST means one more hour until election day.

means the undecideds get another hour to make up their minds

5
PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:56:04am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will be at the polls doing my usual Minority Inspector/Clerk job. Thirteen long hours. At least I will be sitting down and writing names into two books.

6
Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:57:08am

Happy Halloween, Lizards - this one’s for you.

New Castle After Dark presents Tales from the Crypt(1972)

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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:58:13am

The 2020 campaign picture. Too bad it didn’t happen a week or two ago.

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jamesfirecat  Oct 31, 2020 • 10:58:22am

re: #241 Nojay UK

Fleming filled in the backstory about James Bond in later books after the first Bond film, “Doctor No” was made, making him a half-Scottish half-Swiss brutal thug with a veneer of sophistication. This was a direct response to Connery’s portrayal of Bond.

There were other “secret agent” TV shows like “The Saint” and “Man in a Suitcase” around in the 1960s, some of them glamorous and some of them gritty but Connery was able to bring to Bond both elements of the role unlike most of his successors. Fortunately for him he was never called on to make a Bond movie anything like “The Prisoner” which dialled the secret agent schtick up to eleven.

What’s wrong with The Prisoner? If anything I’d say it’s less a secret agent story and more of a prison story like the Great Escape or a Stalag 17 but with a psychedelic 60’s flair to it all.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:00:53am

Lol Who the fck is Scott Jennings?!

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:03:14am

Afternoon Lizardim. Happy Halloween.

11
teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:03:15am
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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:03:34am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:03:39am

The Stadler trams here in Ostrava have grown some ‘staches for Movember….

(photogallery) moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:05:37am

Gorgeous piece! Thank you, Charles!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:07:32am

And just in time for Halloween, my favorite Canadian wiseass has posted his latest film review - this time, Phantasm II.

Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews: PHANTASM 2

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:17:36am
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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:19:01am

I forget what the term is for an image showing alternate image by it’s borders or relief. But this is it.

18
Kilroy was here  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:20:36am

Trolling trolling trolling…

Seriously

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:22:22am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:22:56am

re: #16 jaunte

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That’s gonna piss him off haha.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:23:38am

re: #20 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s gonna piss him off haha.

the sad part is that he does not and did not ever have any friends

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:25:01am

re: #21 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the sad part is that he does not and did not ever have any friends

Because he’s got nothing likable about him.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:26:34am

Hanen is a nutbag:
en.wikipedia.org

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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:28:46am
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Amory Blaine  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:30:40am

re: #23 jaunte

“They drew”

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:33:31am
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Amory Blaine  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:34:08am

Wendy Davis was on that bus.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:34:28am

re: #23 jaunte

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Hanen is a nutbag:
en.wikipedia.org

Apparently votes matter as much as polls. Which is to say, not at all.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:36:00am

re: #27 jaunte

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Trump is a weakling’s idea of a man.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:36:58am

re: #30 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The cheating, vote suppressing GOP is a weakling party.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:37:38am

re: #31 jaunte

The cheating, vote suppressing GOP is a weakling party.

They are. That’s why they embraced this shithead so easily.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:38:17am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:39:49am

re: #33 jaunte

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The doctors risked their lives and their families to save his orange ass.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:41:14am

May Trump be the worst this century has to offer.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:42:27am

re: #35 jaunte

May Trump be the worst this century has to offer.

Yeah I hope he is the end rather than a harbinger.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:44:12am
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Belafon  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:49:52am

Short thread:

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Dave In Austin  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:50:07am

Sir Sean Connery has passed at 90… 2020, again, Fuck you.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:50:29am

re: #39 Dave In Austin

Sir Sean Connery has passed at 90… 2020, again, Fuck you.

I saw that this morning. That was not how I wanted this weekend to start.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:53:04am

re: #39 Dave In Austin

re: #40 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I saw that too when I got my WaPo email of the headlines. 2020 is one heck of a year. :(

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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 11:54:56am

Bravado is the ultimate signal of fear and weakness.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:03:14pm

re: #38 Belafon

It also probably doesn’t help that Trump has been historically unpopular with shit approval ratings throughout his term in office

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:04:23pm
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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:05:39pm

Trump is fooked. No quarter. Sweep the leg.

4 years of this hell. No more.

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William Lewis  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:06:31pm

I have come to prefer Daniel Craig’s portrayal of Bond in recent years because of the quality of the movies was greater (his version of Casino Royale, Skyfall) and I liked his take on the suave half sophisticated half barbarian agent. And that was Connery’s greatest invention - and it’s a good thing we liked it because unlike Craig, Connery was the kind of actor who played one character in different costumes.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:08:16pm

GAAAAAA!
H-E-B in Austin has Clorox Wipes!!!!!

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:10:28pm

re: #45 BigPapa

On the new abnormal yesterday, MOlly Jong-Fast spoke with someone who does polling, and her (the guest) point was 2020 is no 2016… at this point, Clinton was up 2% with like 16% undecided and high tendency for third party votes. This year, Biden is up 9-10% with 2% undecided and more historical levels of third party voting (2-3%)

The Fat Lady isn’t singing, but she’s had her tea and a producer is knocking on her dressing room door

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:11:56pm

Uncle Alfred wants you to relax!

Alfred Hitchcock Album: Music To Be Murdered By

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:12:16pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:14:35pm

re: #50 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A lot to unpack there…..

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:14:37pm

I feel like this is the best argument against term limits:

I’d be open to the idea of no life time term limits but a limit of two consecutive terms. So, in theory, Obama could have run this year

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:15:05pm
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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:15:22pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

A lot to unpack there…..

Can’t we just put it in the attic or garage and forget about it until it’s time to move?

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:17:24pm

Also, thinking about the inauguration… I’m assuming because of Covid, Biden’s is going to be much more low key than we’ve gotten used to, right? Like are we going to not have the big speech on the steps of the capitol with all the VIPs present?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:18:58pm

re: #52 KGxvi

I feel like this is the best argument against term limits:

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I’d be open to the idea of no life time term limits but a limit of two consecutive terms. So, in theory, Obama could have run this year

I understand what Washington was trying to do but if we had term limits going into WWII, wow and I’m pretty critical of FDR in many ways but he was the best person in the country bar none that could have been Potus during WWII.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:20:26pm

re: #55 KGxvi

Also, thinking about the inauguration… I’m assuming because of Covid, Biden’s is going to be much more low key than we’ve gotten used to, right? Like are we going to not have the big speech on the steps of the capitol with all the VIPs present?

I imagine a lot will be virtual. TBH if not for the pandemic, I’d probably go to the inauguration because I live so close to the city and Metro but because of it, I’m staying home and watching it and the other festivities on TV.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:20:59pm

re: #55 KGxvi

Also, thinking about the inauguration… I’m assuming because of Covid, Biden’s is going to be much more low key than we’ve gotten used to, right? Like are we going to not have the big speech on the steps of the capitol with all the VIPs present?

If Trump got re-elected he’d try to pack the place again.

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:21:23pm

These people are absolutely brainwashed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:22:23pm

This fucking guy. 🤬🤬

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:23:16pm

re: #50 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Ah she starting fondling the grape early today!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:23:25pm

re: #55 KGxvi

Also, thinking about the inauguration… I’m assuming because of Covid, Biden’s is going to be much more low key than we’ve gotten used to, right? Like are we going to not have the big speech on the steps of the capitol with all the VIPs present?

I’d say Biden should do the ceremonial swearing in, no gathering at all. Then he can get down to business. Honestly, that would send quite a message.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:24:15pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This fucking guy. 🤬🤬

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That dude is such an asshole. In hindsight Pete Davidson should have just told him fuck his feelings. Crenshaw is all in with a party whose President ignores bounties on US troops.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:24:37pm

I’m not sure this one really counts as “mundane” as a Halloween costume, but I love it (along with most of the others in this thread on Japan’s “mundane Halloween” tradition):

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:25:20pm

re: #62 GlutenFreeJesus

I’d say Biden should do the ceremonial swearing in, no gathering at all. Then he can get down to business. Honestly, that would send quite a message.

He can leave the celebration to the people. He’s got a job I do not envy ahead of him.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:25:54pm

re: #65 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He can leave the celebration to the people. He’s got a job I do not envy ahead of him.

Navigating the de-Trumpification of America is going to be a very distasteful task.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:26:01pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

These people are absolutely brainwashed.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:27:36pm

re: #65 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He can leave the celebration to the people. He’s got a job I do not envy ahead of him.

I want to hear a speech from him. The rest of the pomp and circumstance can wait, but we need that speech.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:27:43pm

re: #67 🌹UOJB!

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Hahahaha
Excuse me but
Hahaha
You want to know why the GOP of Virginia is fucked, it’s people like this clown.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:28:14pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:28:19pm

re: #68 i(m)p(each)sos

I want to hear a speech from him. The rest of the pomp and circumstance can wait, but we need that speech.

Exactly. A speech for not just us but the world.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:29:35pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:31:22pm

re: #66 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Navigating the de-Trumpification of America is going to be a very distasteful task.

It’s gonna be something. The damage this man has done. Man oh man.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:31:56pm

re: #73 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s gonna be something. The damage this man has done. Man oh man.

The Republican-stacked federal judiciary is going to be the hardest part of it.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:32:08pm

Five years ago today:

They’re changing the very fabric of our western civilization! Apparently Lowndes County, GA is being invaded by plainly woven, lightweight cotton cloth.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:32:34pm

This thread is infuriating.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:32:37pm

re: #18 Kilroy was here

Republicans showing their nasty side. This time against the right target. This time.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:33:15pm

re: #61 🌹UOJB!

Ah she starting fondling the grape early today!

Judge Box Wine for the… Yeah, I got nothing.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:33:26pm

re: #77 Nyet

Republicans showing their nasty side. This time against the right target. This time.

As I have been saying from the beginning re: The Lincoln Project, “The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. No more, no less.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:33:27pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Five years ago today:

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They’re also under threat of Shakira law.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:34:58pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Five years ago today:

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OMG OUR MUSLIN OVERLORDS ARE ALL GONNA MAKE US WORSHIP SATIN!!

On a side note, got around to watching the first episode of season two of The Mandalorian - definitely off to a very strong start.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:35:23pm

re: #80 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re also under threat of Shakira law.

Obviously: The hips don’t lie.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:36:30pm

Is goddamnedfrank still around?

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:36:55pm

re: #83 Nyet

Taking a break, but I’m worried about him.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:37:45pm

Please remember that we are dealing with armed terrorists this time, and they are likely to have some degree of official support. Lock and load.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:37:48pm

re: #84 retired cynic

Taking a break, but I’m worried about him.

He’s on Twitter. I see his tweets regularly.

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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:37:58pm

re: #83 Nyet

Is goddamnedfrank still around?

Yeah, I heard he was taking a little time away but there was some lurking. Somebody else may know a little more than I.

We need our GDF.

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:38:40pm

re: #87 BigPapa

Agree. His snark is missed.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:38:42pm

re: #63 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That dude is such an asshole. In hindsight Pete Davidson should have just told him fuck his feelings. Crenshaw is all in with a party whose President ignores bounties on US troops

Pete should be glad he only lost an eye - instead he uses his war wound far worse than Sen. Tammy Duckworth ever did.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:39:23pm

re: #85 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Yeah, the actual votes cast will almost certainly be Biden’s, it’s the ensuing ratfucking that can put everything in danger.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:40:45pm

re: #74 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Republican-stacked federal judiciary is going to be the hardest part of it.

If the Dems get the trifecta, they can simply add seats to the lower courts along with the Supreme Court as part of a broad based court reform package.

Some of the things they could do:
- split district courts between criminal and civil
- reorganize the circuits (possibly adding new circuits)
- add seats to the Supreme Court
- federal anti-slapp law

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:42:46pm

re: #91 KGxvi

federal anti-SLAPP law

If they failed on all the others you listed, but managed to get that one through, it would be watershed event.

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BigPapa  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:42:47pm

re: #84 retired cynic

Taking a break, but I’m worried about him.

I’m worried about a lot of us, including myself. My sister had ‘The Talk’ with me a few weeks ago about social media posting, ostracizing MFer’s who need.. I mean, people I disagree with. I’m trying to be polite but fight the good fight. There have been and will continue to be consequences.

I’ve accepted the fact that I’ve been on high anxiety for 4 years and it’s OK to have feels about it. And, that other people will deal with it in different ways as well.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:43:57pm
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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:45:52pm

re: #94 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’s some big, beautiful crowd.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:47:21pm

re: #95 Nyet

That’s some big, beautiful crowd.

I can’t wait for the day when we can have a crowd like that again.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:47:22pm

Background from the 28th on the protest in Graham North Carolina.

Black Lives Matter Gets Out the Vote and Brings Politics Home

A rural North Carolina county is working to turn anger over police brutality into lasting change.
On a sunny October afternoon, one day before the start of early voting, a small crowd of people gathered on the courthouse steps in the small city of Graham, North Carolina. Hoisting Black Lives Matter banners and green, red, and black flags, wearing face masks, they faced the 30-foot-tall Confederate statue they have repeatedly asked the county’s board of commissioners to remove.

Men in pickup trucks flying Thin Blue Line flags occasionally drove past, honking and shouting, but most in the crowd kept their eyes fixed on the Rev. Gregory Drumwright, the pastor of a large, youth-focused church and campus ministry in nearby Greensboro.

Shouldn’t we start referring to MAGAt harrassment convoy pickups as “technicals?”

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:48:29pm

Time to call it a day - have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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A Cranky One  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:48:34pm
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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:49:39pm

re: #99 A Cranky One

Also, they installed one in every conservative male. Cut off… never mind.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:50:41pm

re: #99 A Cranky One

And there will be quite a few people who will cut off their tire stems.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:51:03pm

re: #93 BigPapa

I’m worried about a lot of us, including myself. My sister had ‘The Talk’ with me a few weeks ago about social media posting, ostracizing MFer’s who need.. I mean, people I disagree with. I’m trying to be polite but fight the good fight. There have been and will continue to be consequences.

I’ve accepted the fact that I’ve been on high anxiety for 4 years and it’s OK to have feels about it. And, that other people will deal with it in different ways as well.

I’ve stopped using Facebook, my use of Instagram and tiktok are very much not political. And as I’ve mentioned, my use of twitter is mostly scrolling and calling Cruz and Rubio pendejos when someone on my feed retweets them.

In real life, I’ve basically stopped trying to have conversations about politics with most Republicans I know (including most of my family), because there’s just no convincing them. I basically just roll my eyes and try to change the subject. It’s a byproduct of our polarized politics right now, I think, everyone is talking past each other. Hopefully it gets better I’m the coming years, but I’ve found that the arguments for the sake of arguing are just not worth the psychic strain

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A Cranky One  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:51:47pm

re: #100 Nyet

Also, they installed one in every conservative male. Cut off… never mind.

No, must be done. Then the conservative males will be incel-lated against the evil 5G!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:52:29pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:53:36pm
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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2020 • 12:57:08pm

re: #104 Eric The Fruit Bat

It’s worse!

Oh, My!, Juanita Jean’s

HOUSTON - Republicans are apologizing to Democrats after Trump supporters brought a casket to the Biden Bus Tour in Missouri City Thursday. The casket included a dark-haired mannequin that some believe was meant to depict Kamala Harris.

A mail-in ballot was also inside the casket next to the mannequin which was connected to a hears with writing on the side that read, “Collecting Democrat votes one dead stiff at a time,” and “Vote like your life depends on it. It does.”

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bratwurst  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:00:56pm
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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:01:27pm

re: #106 retired cynic

It’s worse!

Oh, My!, Juanita Jean’s

What the actual fuck is wrong with these people.

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A Cranky One  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:02:30pm
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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:03:19pm

re: #109 A Cranky One

Baskerville…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:04:23pm

We’re Sgt. Asshole’s Lonely Farts Club Band…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:07:08pm

Maybe he should have thought about that before doing a bunch of blatantly illegal shit.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:10:48pm

re: #91 KGxvi

If the Dems get the trifecta, they can simply add seats to the lower courts along with the Supreme Court as part of a broad based court reform package.

Some of the things they could do:
- split district courts between criminal and civil
- reorganize the circuits (possibly adding new circuits)
- add seats to the Supreme Court
- federal anti-slapp law

Increase the number of circuits to 13, one Supreme Court justice for each circuit.

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:12:20pm

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This thread is infuriating.

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I no longer fear we will become a third world country—we are one right now. The road back to civilization will be long and hard—I hope we’re up to it.

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makeitstop  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:12:48pm

So, we finally got to vote today. About an hour and 20 minutes on line and we got through the door.

The Trump truck dickheads were out in force, driving up and down the street honking their horns. One particularly stupid one committed a little electioneering, pulling his pickup (with 10 Trump flags on it) right up in front of the polling place. A town safety officer was there to tell him to keep it moving and get out of the parking lot.

I’m noticing that the whole Trump truck phenomenon is actually some kind of dick-measuring contest, where guys try to load up their trucks with as many flags as they can crowd on there.

Wonder what they’re gonna do with the flags after Tuesday…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:16:08pm

re: #114 BeachDem

I no longer fear we will become a third world country—we are one right now. The road back to civilization will be long and hard—I hope we’re up to it.

We’re a failing state heading towards a failed state - and once you get to that phase, it’s pretty much going to be anarchy.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:16:17pm

re: #115 makeitstop

Wonder what they’re gonna do with the flags after Tuesday…

They’ll be tattered rags in the wind, identifying the dead-endiest of the dead-enders for years to come.

And the world will have moved on without them.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:17:40pm

re: #115 makeitstop

Wonder what they’re gonna do with the flags after Tuesday…

They’re going to go to 11 and disrupt everything saying the election was stolen.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:20:04pm
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A Cranky One  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:20:09pm

We’ve gotten official confirmation that our ballots were received and will be counted. That’s two cranky votes against the orange idiot and his republican enablers.

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HypnoToad  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:21:37pm

I’m now rethinking my early mail-in ballot due to trump’s October surprise in my corner of Southern California. Driving home for lunch, I just passed an actual trump parade going the other way on foothill boulevard; some twenty pickups and cars, horns continuously blaring, festooned with large waving trump banners and stickers. They weren’t blocking traffic, mostly keeping with the flow. Typing this ten minutes later, I can still hear them in the distance as they sound like they are circling around town.

Around here, in a somewhat conservative neighborhood, there actually aren’t very many political signs. Two in your face trump signs and one house nearly buried in multiple large banners, balanced by a couple dozen more modest Biden Harris yard signs seen on my three mile morning walk route.

Should I have waited? //

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:21:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:22:13pm
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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:27:11pm

Happy Halloween!

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:28:10pm

re: #114 BeachDem

I no longer fear we will become a third world country—we are one right now. The road back to civilization will be long and hard—I hope we’re up to it.

As one who has visited many third world countries, I can assure you that we’re not there yet. But the hour is getting late.

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:30:27pm

re: #117 i(m)p(each)sos

They’ll be tattered rags in the wind, identifying the dead-endiest of the dead-enders for years to come.

And the world will have moved on without them.

Or they can use them as funeral shrouds after they become infected at a Klan rally.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:31:37pm

re: #36 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I hope he is the end rather than a harbinger.

Trumpism will not go away with Trump…we have to develop means of dealing with it

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:32:19pm
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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:33:57pm

re: #124 retired cynic

The cat is thinking: “Valar morghulis!”

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A Cranky One  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:37:42pm

re: #129 Nyet

The cat is thinking: “Valar morghulis!”

Being a cat, I’m sure it must also be thinking “valar dohaeris”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:37:43pm

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

Whitmer kidnap suspect wants out of jail. He’s diabetic, and fears COVID-19

nobody willing to post bail for him?

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:39:09pm

re: #130 A Cranky One

Being a cat, I’m sure it must also be thinking “valar dohaeris”.

That’s in everyday life, but that’s a special occasion.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:44:32pm

re: #113 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Increase the number of circuits to 13, one Supreme Court justice for each circuit.

Go to 15 on both!

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:46:11pm

I think it should be 12 angry judges and a coin.

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lawhawk  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:47:13pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

This is right wing domestic terrorism. The Trump nuts who engaged in this violence are terrorists. That was their intent and purpose. The violence was to terrorize.

Prosecute them accordingly. You know, for law and order.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:47:20pm

re: #116 Eric The Fruit Bat

We’re a failing state heading towards a failed state - and once you get to that phase, it’s pretty much going to be anarchy.

The term I’ve used before to describe us as a Hybrid State at present. We appear to use democratic wallpaper to cover over an actual working authoritarian regime led by an Executive Order madman supported by an utterly corrupt and evil Republican Senate.

We became more or less a formal Hybrid State when Trump was ushered into the White House by a anti-democratic institution called the Electoral College against the wishes of a 3 popular million majority. Until then we had been teetering on the brink of falling from a Flawed Democracy status into the abyss we are in now. It is going to take an all-out show of force by a solid popular Biden majority to turn things around post-election. Things will not change until Republican Congressmen can have actual blood on their hands and be legally and electorally accountable for it. This is what it is going to take.

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IngisKahn  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:47:32pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:49:24pm

re: #136 Florida Panhandler

The term I’ve used before to describe us as a Hybrid State at present. We appear to use democratic wallpaper to cover over an actual working authoritarian regime led by an Executive Order madman supported by an utterly corrupt and evil Republican Senate.

We became more or less a formal Hybrid State when Trump was ushered into the White House by a anti-democratic institution called the Electoral College against the wishes of a 3-million popular majority plurality. .

Had to fix one detail but otherwise generally agree.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:49:35pm

I’m watching Italy vs england in rugby… the only thing I know about rugby is that these players are out of their fucking minds… I understand nothing else of this game

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:55:42pm

re: #139 KGxvi

I’m watching Italy vs england in rugby… the only thing I know about rugby is that these players are out of their fucking minds… I understand nothing else of this game

some similarities with football, you can do a lateral or a reverse pass but no forward pass, as there is no line of scrimmage.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:56:35pm

Since it is Fall we have to turn the clocks back one hour. I just got finished with that in my house. All of the electronic stuff will be handled tomorrow morning.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:58:16pm

re: #139 KGxvi

I’m watching Italy vs england in rugby… the only thing I know about rugby is that these players are out of their fucking minds… I understand nothing else of this game

Take the ball down the field, no forward passing.

If the ball goes on the ground, there a kind of semi-structured shoving match in which men on both sides lock heads and try and kick the ball behind them or push the other side back, either way gaining possession when their fellow players can pick up and run the ball.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:58:26pm

If you say “spring forward, fall back” three times in a mirror, a grumpy old man in sweatpants will appear and tell you all the things he hates about Daylight Savings Time…

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 1:59:50pm

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

lol. Ben Franklin was one of those folks who loved DST.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:01:14pm

re: #124 retired cynic

Happy Halloween!

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Am I the only one who sees a burning desire for revenge in those innocent eyes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:02:18pm

re: #144 PhillyPretzel

lol. Ben Franklin was one of those folks who loved DST.

I grew up in Indiana and Arizona, where they did not change clocks (although Indiana has since adopted DST)

I fucking hate it, and to tell you the truth I hate fall back worse than spring forward.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:03:11pm

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I rather stay on EST all year long. It would be easier.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:04:21pm

re: #137 IngisKahn

But, but… where’s the dragon?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:04:47pm

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

I rather stay on EST all year long. It would be easier.

In AZ they just start working an hour earlier in the summer, while construction workers start at 5am and knock off at 2pm

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:04:57pm

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

I rather stay on EST all year long. It would be easier.

I hate having to change my watch two times a year. I still wear a digital watch even with smart phones.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:06:21pm

re: #150 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I have an analogue type watch even with an iPhone. :)

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Danack  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:11:19pm

This is a total shitshow.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:13:40pm

I see Obama and Biden will speak in Detroit shortly.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:15:10pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:15:55pm

Meanwhile Screwpert Murdoch pushing this shit in Australia…”Trump will get > 300 Electoral College Votes”.

Donald Trump will get ‘over 300 electoral college votes’

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:16:14pm

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In AZ they just start working an hour earlier in the summer, while construction workers start at 5am and knock off at 2pm

Commercial tenant improvement construction in Southern California (with a few exceptions) is 5 am to 2 pm year round. Mostly because of noise complaints

Among the exceptions is Santa Monica which doesn’t let construction start until like 9 am because housing and commercial properties aren’t distinctly zoned into different areas of the city

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IngisKahn  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:16:58pm

re: #148 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

But, but… where’s the dragon?

He WAS the last one.

That’s actually my go-to impression.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:18:35pm

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:18:41pm

re: #137 IngisKahn

Where is Marko Ramius?

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:19:42pm

re: #153 Nyet

I see Obama and Biden will speak in Detroit shortly.

Stevie Wonder!

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gwangung  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:20:05pm

re: #160 Nyet

Stevie Wonder!

Part of the Motown trinity for me….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:21:40pm

re: #156 KGxvi

Commercial tenant improvement construction in Southern California (with a few exceptions) is 5 am to 2 pm year round. Mostly because of noise complaints

Among the exceptions is Santa Monica which doesn’t let construction start until like 9 am because housing and commercial properties aren’t distinctly zoned into different areas of the city

“Construction work” in AZ generally entails knocking up a brand-spanking new subdivision where nobody has even moved in yet. Noise is usually not an issue.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:23:58pm

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The next Trump will not bother with any sort of effort to ingratiate himself with black America via celebrities and misogynist opportunistic rappers. He is going to be a full blown unapologetic American Nazi with yesterday’s Biden bus attack serving as an example to follow.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:24:58pm

As y’all may know, I live in San Diego county. At least in my neighborhood, nary a political sign. Walking around I have seen a couple of signs for people running for local office.

But no signs for any federal office.

Is there an “enthusiasm” problem? Maybe, but I can’t tell. Sure, there have been a lot of mail ballots collected already.

I’m finding this election hard to gauge on the ground.

I really don’t know what is going to happen on Tuesday.

Odd times in which I have found myself living.

Thought: the “gamer” generation has already changed the fields of entertainment, probably also of news. I’m wondering if the lack of old-style campaign signs is yet another indication that there truly is a turnover in cultre?

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:27:28pm

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Construction work” in AZ generally entails knocking up a brand-spanking new subdivision where nobody has even moved in yet. Noise is usually not an issue.

Residential work here usually still starts at like 8 or 9, especially if there are people living nearby. But there’s not a lot of new subdivision construction in these parts. Usually more multi family construction (overwhelmingly apartments instead of condos)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:27:33pm

I know how to weed out Trump embeds in government. Fire anyone who misspells a document.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:29:04pm

re: #164 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As y’all may know, I live in San Diego county. At least in my neighborhood, nary a political sign. Walking around I have seen a couple of signs for people running for local office.

But no signs for any federal office.

Is there an “enthusiasm” problem? Maybe, but I can’t tell. Sure, there have been a lot of mail ballots collected already.

I’m finding this election hard to gauge on the ground.

I really don’t know what is going to happen on Tuesday.

Odd times in which I have found myself living.

Thought: the “gamer” generation has already changed the fields of entertainment, probably also of news. I’m wondering if the lack of old-style campaign signs is yet another indication that there truly is a turnover in cultre?

I think it’s a change in how campaigns are. People know who Biden is and they’ve gotten to know Harris too. The yardsign game I think works best in the most local of races when the candidate running might be the local principal or maybe he owns a store or restaruant. I do see Biden signs when I walk the dog but I’ve never felt a need for one myself. I’m doing what I can with the people I know best.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:29:31pm

re: #166 Dread Pirate Ron

I am surprised that particular spelling error got past a spell checker.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:29:49pm

re: #164 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As y’all may know, I live in San Diego county. At least in my neighborhood, nary a political sign. Walking around I have seen a couple of signs for people running for local office.

But no signs for any federal office.

Is there an “enthusiasm” problem? Maybe, but I can’t tell. Sure, there have been a lot of mail ballots collected already.

I’m finding this election hard to gauge on the ground.

I really don’t know what is going to happen on Tuesday.

Odd times in which I have found myself living.

Thought: the “gamer” generation has already changed the fields of entertainment, probably also of news. I’m wondering if the lack of old-style campaign signs is yet another indication that there truly is a turnover in cultre?

I’ve not seen many signs in Long Beach. But in Anaheim/Yorba Linda where I work (and the family lives) I’ve seen a lot at intersections. Mostly local offices though, a few congressional (Cisneros vs Kim mostly)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:31:35pm

re: #169 KGxvi

I’ve not seen many signs in Long Beach. But in Anaheim/Yorba Linda where I work (and the family lives) I’ve seen a lot at intersections. Mostly local offices though, a few congressional (Cisneros vs Kim mostly)

That doesn’t surprise me. I really don’t see too many signs but our Congressman is a well known name. My Dad even waited on him in the 90’s and the Republican Party is about extinct here in Fairfax County through their own hand.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:31:39pm

Of this though I am sure: I miss walking to the voting booth.

Yes, mail ballots are easier.

But herein we have the same old problem - being part of a society compared to being an individual in a mathematical set.

Getting back to the gamer-generation - isolation is an increasing problem.

Social gatherings bond us to one another.

If we no longer gather in medium to large groups, but only sit in our rooms look at tiny screens, we are becoming different than what our human ancestors were.

Social unifying actions, like going to a voting booth, reinforce our group beliefs.

Now, you may remark in your best marxist tone, those group identities are what cause wars, enforced racism, etc.

Ok, yes, our need to be part of tribe has its downsides.

But that doesn’t mean we can live without the tribe. We really are social animals. We need each other. We have to belong. As humans it is part of being to belong to a group. It’s what we are.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:34:53pm

Lots of signs here, especially in the foothills neighborhood we drive around in to look for wildlife. (Fairly fancy neighborhood, but not the fanciest in the ABQ) Too many tRump signs for my liking, but plenty of Biden signs up there too.

We live in a conservative neighborhood, so signs are mostly for tRump and other Rs.

tRump had been gaining some ground here in the last couple of weeks, but he seems to have dropped down again. For the most part, Biden has maintained at least a 9 pt. lead for weeks, and right now he’s up to 11.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:35:49pm

re: #171 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Of this though I am sure: I miss walking to the voting booth.

Yes, mail ballots are easier.

But herein we have the same old problem - being part of a society compared to being an individual in a mathematical set.

Getting back to the gamer-generation - isolation is an increasing problem.

Social gatherings bond us to one another.

If we no longer gather in medium to large groups, but only sit in our rooms look at tiny screens, we are becoming different than what our human ancestors were.

Social unifying actions, like going to a voting booth, reinforce our group beliefs.

Now, you may remark in your best marxist tone, those group identities are what cause wars, enforced racism, etc.

Ok, yes, our need to be part of tribe has its downsides.

But that doesn’t mean we can live without the tribe. We really are social animals. We need each other. We have to belong. As humans it is part of being to belong to a group. It’s what we are.

That’s why I’m excited about where I’m living now. I’m actually a pretty shy person but I do enjoy people. I do enjoy being part of a group whether it’s a fandom of a favorite sports team or just the group experience of enjoying music or the beach. I’ve always liked voting in person too by the way. I like talking to the Democratic precinct workers. They’re Democracy at its most base form and they’re filled with people who are part of our daily lives.

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KGxvi  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:39:04pm

Trying to read up on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and I’ll be honest… I think it’s the wrong approach. The constitution actually gives Congress the power to regulate the “time place and manner” of elections and I think the better approach would be to establish national standards regarding early voting, mail in voting, and the number of polling places on a per capita basis, as well as addressing ID laws and the rest. It’s a lot further than we’ve gone in the past, but it would potentially address all the bullshit that republicans have tried to do the last few cycles

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:42:39pm
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Nojay UK  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:43:04pm

re: #142 The Ghost of a Flea

Take the ball down the field, no forward passing.

If the ball goes on the ground, there a kind of semi-structured shoving match in which men on both sides lock heads and try and kick the ball behind them or push the other side back, either way gaining possession when their fellow players can pick up and run the ball.

All severed body parts must be returned to their original owners after the match is over.

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garzooma  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:44:01pm

re: #169 KGxvi

I’ve not seen many signs in Long Beach. But in Anaheim/Yorba Linda where I work (and the family lives) I’ve seen a lot at intersections. Mostly local offices though, a few congressional (Cisneros vs Kim mostly)

On a tangentially related note, per the xkcd probability comparison chart, a random American has a better chance of living in California (12%) than Nate Silver is giving Trump winning the election.

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garzooma  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:45:06pm

re: #174 KGxvi

Trying to read up on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and I’ll be honest… I think it’s the wrong approach. The constitution actually gives Congress the power to regulate the “time place and manner” of elections and I think the better approach would be to establish national standards regarding early voting, mail in voting, and the number of polling places on a per capita basis, as well as addressing ID laws and the rest. It’s a lot further than we’ve gone in the past, but it would potentially address all the bullshit that republicans have tried to do the last few cycles

I think there needs to be penalties for making people wait in lines for hours.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:49:58pm

So that’s where all the Nova Republicans went, they’re at Bill Barr’s house.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:52:17pm

re: #178 garzooma

I think there needs to be penalties for making people wait in lines for hours.

I mean voting needs to be more secure than say signing into your email account but if you have to wait hours to vote, there’s something very wrong.

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:52:21pm

re: #173 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s why I’m excited about where I’m living now. I’m actually a pretty shy person but I do enjoy people. I do enjoy being part of a group whether it’s a fandom of a favorite sports team or just the group experience of enjoying music or the beach. I’ve always liked voting in person too by the way. I like talking to the Democratic precinct workers. They’re Democracy at its most base form and they’re filled with people who are part of our daily lives.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:53:48pm

re: #181 BeachDem

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Honestly I miss people. I’m living closer to the bars and Metro than I ever have and it’s why I can’t wait for the pandemic to end. I could decide I want to go to a baseball game on a whim and just hop on the train.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:53:58pm

re: #176 Nojay UK

All severed body parts must be returned to their original owners after the match is over.

For some reason in my head rugby players are interlinked with the goons in Mad Max films.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:54:46pm

re: #180 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean voting needs to be more secure than say signing into your email account but if you have to wait hours to vote, there’s something very wrong.

Why can’t it be that easy, though? We use over-the-Internet systems for things like banking and health care, which demand the highest levels of security. Surely, if given the opportunity to do it right (read: NOT farm it out to the lowest bidder), we could build an online voting system that would be secure but easy to use.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:57:22pm

re: #175 Charles Johnson

1) This is a bad thing and shouldn’t be happening.

2) Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:57:37pm

re: #184 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Why can’t it be that easy, though? We use over-the-Internet systems for things like banking and health care, which demand the highest levels of security. Surely, if given the opportunity to do it right (read: NOT farm it out to the lowest bidder), we could build an online voting system that would be secure but easy to use.

I think we need to improve our cybersecurity systems first tbh but you make legitimate points.

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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 2:58:21pm

re: #186 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think we need to improve our cybersecurity systems first tbh but you make legitimate points.

Agreed on that front. America is way behind when it comes to cyber security.

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:04:33pm
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Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:05:57pm

re: #188 teleskiguy

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OK, a tornado the size of a hurricane would absolutely terrify me.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:08:48pm

re: #175 Charles Johnson

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Oh the Big Bloated Blimp brought this on himself and I’m savoring every moment!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:12:59pm

re: #84 retired cynic

Taking a break, but I’m worried about him.

he’s active on twitter but has locked his account

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:13:24pm

re: #175 Charles Johnson

Yeah, expecting a squad of III%’rs to show up anytime now and “defend” the Constitution and a homeowner against intimidating protesters. ..Yeah, right.

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Nojay UK  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:14:50pm

re: #183 The Ghost of a Flea

For some reason in my head rugby players are interlinked with the goons in Mad Max films.

The “return severed body parts after the match is over” rule was brought in after an international match was stopped for a time due to having to find someone’s eye. It was during the infamous “99” Barbarian tour back in the 70s in Serf Efrica, when official international sporting events weren’t being held there due to apartheid.

The Springboks were a hard team, not averse to booting someone in the nuts or punching faces in the scrums and as the home team, all the match officials were Serf Efrican and they tended to look the other way when this happened. The Barbs agreed that if one of their team was getting roughed up by a Springbok the captain would shout “99!” and every Barb player within reach would pile on the offender and kick the living shit out of them. Funny thing, after a few “99” shouts the Springboks players stopped being quite so rough.

Anyway, during one of the matches a Springbok lock forward got hit so hard his eye came out of its socket and landed in the grass and mud. I should mention, perhaps that the eye was artificial. Everyone searched for it until it was found and returned to the lock who wiped it perfunctorily on his shirt, spat on it and wedged it back into his eye socket with bits of grass sticking out around the edges. Nowadays of course with the rule changes he’d have to wait until the match was over to get his eye back.

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b_sharp  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:20:20pm

Just think how good this music would be if Pat learned how to play guitar.

//

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:22:05pm

re: #193 Nojay UK

Dang! I am continually amazed the vast expertise of the lizards!

Where else could I read about missing glass eyes during South African Rugby in the 1970s.

The ‘99 call’ even made it into wiki.

In rugby union, the “99” call was a policy of simultaneous retaliation by the Lions during their 1974 tour to South Africa.[1] The tour was marred by on-pitch violence, which the match officials did little to control and the relative absence of cameras compared to the modern game made citing and punishment after the fact unlikely.[2][a]

Lions’ captain Willie John McBride therefore instigated a policy of “one in, all in” - that is, when one Lion retaliated, all other Lions were expected to join in the melee or hit the nearest Springbok.[3] By doing so, the referee would be unable to identify any single instigator and so would be left with the choice of sending off all or none of the team. In this respect, the “99” call was extremely successful, as no Lions player was sent off during the tour.

And the glass eye episode:

The battles created one of rugby’s immortal tales: [Gordon] Brown hit his opposite number, Johan de Bruyn, so hard that the Orange Free State man’s glass eye flew out and landed in the mud. “so there we are, 30 players plus the ref, on our hands and knees scrabbling about in the mire looking for this glass eye,” recalled Brown in an interview before his death from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2001, aged 53. “Eventually, someone yells ‘Eureka’ whereupon de Bruyn grabs it and plonks it straight back in the gaping hole in his face.”

en.wikipedia.org

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:23:26pm

re: #188 teleskiguy

F. U. C. K.

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Romantic Heretic  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:25:32pm

re: #159 PhillyPretzel

Where is Marko Ramius?

And the Raisuli?

Also Brian Keith played a great Teddy Roosevelt in that flick.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:27:04pm

Obama speaking now.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:29:56pm

re: #176 Nojay UK

All severed body parts must be returned to their original owners after the match is over.

Not severed, but close.

theversed.com

(badassoftheweek.com for a longer and more, um, colourful telling.)

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:30:54pm

Such a talented speaker.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:32:42pm

re: #188 teleskiguy

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:34:38pm

Trump is in PA saying he will bestow the Medal of Honor on Lou Holtz because he’s critical of Covid restrictions…

rawstory.com

it’s time to terminate the Medal of Freedom. Trump has tainted it beyond repair.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:36:47pm

re: #202 🌹UOJB!

Rick Wilson is right about one thing. Everything tRump touches dies.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:39:24pm

Mic problems…

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:40:31pm

re: #204 Nyet

Obama has mike problems? He will know how to handle it.

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piratedan  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:40:38pm

re: #197 Romantic Heretic

he did some understated films from time to time, granted he was a lot like John Wayne in a lot of films, so I really enjoyed his character against type in the Indiana Jones tilt….

he could do drama, if you check out his work in films like The Hill, The Anderson Tapes, Outland, The Name of the Rose all illustrate that the dude could act, but you know, once yo do the James Bond thing, it’s not always easy to find other roles that suit, all though I thought he did exceptionally well in roles The Hunt for Red October, The Man Who Would Be King, The Wind and The Lion and even Time Bandits.

90 is a pretty good run

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:42:38pm

Everything that happened in Graham, NC today was unfathomable, but this particular video has nearly broken me. The big, bad cops have two people on the ground; they then pull one of them across the pavement by the ankles before standing him up, and it’s a little boy, for fuck’s sake. I just want to cry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:42:43pm

if it gets a name, it will be Eta and set a new record

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:43:36pm

re: #205 PhillyPretzel

Obama has mike problems? He will know how to handle it.

Yeah fixed now. He’s got this audience.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:44:59pm
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:46:52pm

re: #210 Charles Johnson

DT has really gone off the deep end. He is totally mesuga. Then again he always has been.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:50:31pm

re: #33 jaunte

What in the hell is wrong with the millions who are voting for Trump? That’s the more salient question. Trump has done everything he can do to disqualify himself from office. But yet he’ll still get 45+ % of the vote and make this a tight election.

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Nyet  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:53:01pm

re: #212 Patricia Kayden

What in the hell is wrong with the millions who are voting for Trump? That’s the more salient question. Trump has done everything he can do to disqualify himself from office. But yet he’ll still get 45+ % of the vote and make this a tight election.

Idiots and/or scum.

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2020 • 3:56:01pm

re: #213 Nyet

Idiots and/or scum.

That’s been my mantra all along—stupid or hateful or both.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 31, 2020 • 4:39:51pm

That horse.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 31, 2020 • 4:44:03pm

re: #212 Patricia Kayden

What in the hell is wrong with the millions who are voting for Trump? That’s the more salient question. Trump has done everything he can do to disqualify himself from office. But yet he’ll still get 45+ % of the vote and make this a tight election.

It’s the loss-of-god/loss-of-identity problem.


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