Skeeter lubidowicz

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skeeter01 wrote:
megrendel I'm not so sure.  I do agree that the media hates him - largely because he is doing everything he can to make enemies of the.  Even so, they did report his reversal on his policy of separating families.  They also reported on the one other good thing he did as President - signing the "Right to Try" that allows terminally ill people to obtain treatments that have not received FDA approval.  In fact, (and much to my wife's chagrin) I give him props on that.  I'm actually proud of him for doing that.  

I may be a libtard, but I know a good thing when I see it.  And both of these things are good.  

So... Great Job, 45!!  You've done two truly good things in the 518 days you've been President.  While these don't necessarily negate the scores of not-so-good things you've done, they're good enough to say you've made a dent.  It's a start.  Let's see if you can muster a few more good things in the 942 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes you've got left (assuming you don't get re-elected). 
skeeter01 wrote:
mentott510 using the word "slide" might be giving Trump too much credit.  To to be able to slide, he needs to make her want that to happen.  I'm not sure he cares much about his partner's willingness, much less enjoyment of the whole thing.

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Gerry1of1 he takes a little getting used to.  My favorite video I've seen of him was when he went to the Tony Awards a few years ago.  Here's a link.
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Awesome post! 5 Stars!!
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thezigrat yes, and Lisa Simpson is supposed to become president after Trump.  So, if our next president is a female, she will be the real-life Lisa Simpson.
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trimble fair enough, but this was a total set-up, and Dolty D. Dotard fell right into it.  This still image is going to be all over DPRK propaganda.  Kim Jong Un can barely contain his giddiness.. just look at him in the background there.
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I found the whole thing adorable, to be honest. Also, I don't believe I've ever seen a Jeremy Renner film that I didn't like. That dude can pick scripts!

Anyway, Great post! 5 stars!!
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I don't think that hand is really drawing all those pictures... there aren't enough movements to account for the high level of detail in some of the images.    
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OK, so at first this seemed like an attempt at humor, and maybe even a jab at the "professor" (if he even exists) who first raised this argument.  But later, one of these fuck sticks said he "backs" the argument.  None of it matters, though.  I mean, every normal thinking (aka, non-brain-damaged) person knows that Faux News offers nothing of value to society, and anything they say has zero credibility.  

Actually, the same can be said of its audience.
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semichisam01 I doubt it.  That is giving the human race (and in particular, American Voters) far too much credit.  

As evidenced by the 2016 election, there is a huge number of people who are dumb enough to vote for our current president.  Moreover, a majority of this same populace believes he is doing a good job, believes that the investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election did not happen (or they don't care that it happened), and are slowly being convinced that this same investigation should end.  

Case in point, I saw a stat recently that showed in July 2017, 62% of U.S. citizens polled believed the investigation should continue, and 33% said it should end.  In March 2018, the numbers were at 60% continue, 37% end.  In April 2018 (just ONE MONTH later), the numbers changed dramatically to 54% continue, 43% end.  The difference between March and April?  That's when Team Trump and Faux News started their very public campaign to damage the credibility of the DoJ, FBI, and the Mueller investigation.  

If you fail to see the relevance of this, let me spell it out for you:  It means that Trump, by way of his soon-to-be state TV (Faux News) is succeeding in their blatant efforts to shift public opinion.  Faux News says it, and the morons who make up their audience believe it.  I have no doubt that once that number drops below 50%, Trump will move to end the investigation.
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I think the best way to handle this is to put all the flat-earthers on a boat, and send them on a quest to find the edge of the world.  They can come back once they find it.
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Who'd have guessed that atoms look like ball bearings?  All so uniform too.  
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Cute, but he'll never need those skills since he's living in a zoo.  
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melcervini what's wrong with snopes?
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C_Frost true... but both were acquitted by the Senate.  Which is more than we can say about Nixon who didn't have the balls to stay in office and see it through.  We'll see what happens with your boy Trump.  
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If they keep the same locations, continue to provide the same quality of food, and are just changing the P to a b, it probably won't affect them too much.  Their logo is still very recognizable, and so long as people still get what they expect to get when they visit the restaurant, they probably won't lose any customers, and may gain a few in the short term when former customers come back to check out what's changed.

My guess is that it's a publicity stunt of some sort... or maybe it's the first step in a rebranding effort like coca-cola's New Coke thing.  Coke replaced their normal product with something sub-par, then after a while, the said they listened to their customers and decided to bring back the old product - but they added "classic" to the name.  Not sure how this would play out with IHOP/b, but it will be interesting to see.

Great post!  5 stars!!
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Magomayev wins two awards with this performance, worst lip-synching, and worst toupee.
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Roland Exactly!!!    
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Initially, I thought the attacker was the fire hydrant in the background.  I mean, that's where the finger is pointing.
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squrlz4ever roger that.  over and out.
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I'll bet NRA is heaving a huge sigh of relief now that they finally have a second "good guy with a gun" story they can cite for the next 20 or so mass shootings.
skeeter01 wrote:
Huh... after reading these comments and looking at my history of posts, I’m concerned  I’ve become the liberal equivalent of 5cats.  I mean no offense, really.  I’ve been visiting this site regularly since 2007, and for many years rarely commented, much less posted anything.  Perhaps I should go back to lurking.
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melcervini I know what google is, and I definitely didn’t need your hand holding.  I merely asked you for the stats to see if you would present them in good faith, given your recent presentation of only part of the story that fit your agenda.  The first time you gave me inflated numbers for three years, but eventually you came around and got the numbers close enough.

And I think you may be projecting when suggesting I lack indignation for inner-city crime.  I just told you what I do in response to that.  Admittedly, it is largely ineffectual, but I believe far more beneficial than advocating for easy access to firearms for all, and basically denying there is a problem with guns in this country.

Look, I get that you don’t see things the way I do, so let me see if I can give you an idea of the anger I feel about guns by giving you a scenario that I’m guessing you feel equally strongly about.  How would you feel if you learned one of your loved ones had his job taken away by an illegal immigrant, and not only that, but you also learned that the same illiegal immigrant got his healthcare, his rent, and his utilities paid for by a social benefits program?  You’d feel pretty pissed off, right?  Pissed is probably probably putting it too mildly, right?

Well guess what, that’s how I feel about gun violence - and particularly gun violence involving children.  But do you know what the difference between these two scenarios is?  The gun one is actually happening.
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Yeah, that's a shame.  Bad move.  Dude didn't even get a ticket.  I'm guessing he felt intimidated by the two cop cars blocking the entire road for a turn without using his  signal.  
skeeter01 wrote:
melcervini for starters, that was sarcasm.  But since sarcasm is apparently too advanced a concept for you, let me spell it out.  Rest assured, I am equally outraged at the senseless killings in Chicago.  I blame poverty, and I blame easy access to guns for these tragedies.  So outside of the tiny impact I can make with my paltry charitable contributions, and too infrequent volunteering efforts, I support lawmakers who try to fix these problems.  

For the most part, those lawmakers are liberal. But once my candidates are elected, they have to try and overcome virtually insurmountable odds to do anything that can help.  At every turn Conservatives seek tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of education and social welfare programs.  They actively seek ways to discredit social programs that help the needy, so they can justify the spending cuts they propose.  They try to sell the idea that if we just give the rich folks even more money, they will help. They do this despite decades of data showing that the wealthy have never done anything meaningful to reduce poverty and end the cycle of violence it facilitates.

What have you done to make things better... other than arming yourself and advocating for arming everyone else of course?