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by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Marrying your second cousin is legal pretty much everywhere, so far as I know. First cousin marriage is illegal in some states because those states are less than civilized. There's no sound genetic case against cousin marriage as a one-off in a large gene pool. If you'll read that helpful link to co...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)
Replies: 109
Views: 3053

Re: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)

beantownbubba wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:02 pm
As I suggested to Cole elsewhere, we all need to pace ourselves.
I rather took that to be part of the point of Slow Ride Argument.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I saw Trump looking as unhappy as I've ever seen him look, and I briefly felt a tiny twinge of sympathy. Remember that SNL ski where Cecily Strong as Stormy Daniels said, "I just wanted to be on Celebrity Apprentice!"? He just wanted to be president and rake in a little money on the side. It was su...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)
Replies: 109
Views: 3053

Re: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)

Zip City wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:38 pm
This is who the band is now.
True.
Zip City wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:38 pm
I wouldn’t expect anything different.
I didn't for this, but I do for the next one, or the one after that. Now only lasts so long.
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I saw Trump looking as unhappy as I've ever seen him look, and I briefly felt a tiny twinge of sympathy. Remember that SNL ski where Cecily Strong as Stormy Daniels said, "I just wanted to be on Celebrity Apprentice!"? He just wanted to be president and rake in a little money on the side. It was sup...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I do better when I don’t look at the speaker and instead just listen as far as being able to really focus on what they are saying. They say that in the first televised presidential debate in 1960, Nixon won according to the radio listeners and Kennedy won according to the TV viewers. Who are "they"...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Cole Younger wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:39 pm
I do better when I don’t look at the speaker and instead just listen as far as being able to really focus on what they are saying.
They say that in the first televised presidential debate in 1960, Nixon won according to the radio listeners and Kennedy won according to the TV viewers.
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Live from Austin, TX on 2xLP
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Live from Austin, TX on 2xLP

It should be noted that the band has a very good relationship with New West now. The assholes they referenced are long gone. New West is actually in Athens now. Understood. Thanks for the clarification. For us "Joe Blows", its a bit tedious and not so easy to try and keep up with all of the minutia...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:09 pm
We're going to see a street fight today in Portland.
I have never been so happy to be wrong in my life. Possibly the fever has broken.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

We will just have to disagree, John A. I think I had better stop talking about this now. I expected you to disagree. I would've been shocked if you didn't. And lot of what you said and deleted, I agree with. You pointed at the very worst of it and I won't defend it. I'm not saying you gave a comple...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Cole, I share your dislike of this... I’m sick to death of people reducing anyone they disagree with to the most brutish and disgusting lowest terms they can possible imagine. It has helped birth two domestic terror organizations in the form of BLM and antifa. In the case of antifa I don’t know if t...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Cole, correct me if I'm wrong, but you stepped back into this discussion because you're concerned in a way you weren't in 2016, true? You haven't said it explicitly, but I think Trump worries you now in ways he didn't then. True? Fascism is characterized by a nationalistic society ruled by a dictato...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I was roaming through the 2016 threads, trying to pinpoint the moment when I went from rooting for Trump to get the nomination to dreading it, the moment when he started inciting violence against counter-protesters to his rallies, and I'm feeling pretty bad about having been mostly right: I've got s...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

One of the many mysteries of the Trump phenomenon is that working people somehow identify with him and think that Trump knows them, cares about them and represents their interests. This seems self evidently preposterous to me but let's say there are legit reasons for some people reacting this way o...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

This history is well, some might say excessively, documented. Now we're talking real money. Bankrupt a small business kind of money for just the kind of people who support Trump. And yet this doesn't seem to bother them. I remember all those hard-hitting commercials from Hilary Clinton with small b...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

This history is well, some might say excessively, documented. Now we're talking real money. Bankrupt a small business kind of money for just the kind of people who support Trump. And yet this doesn't seem to bother them. I remember all those hard-hitting commercials from Hilary Clinton with small b...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Love the McCartney reference!
bovine knievel wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:07 pm
I personally think this is a great, conscience-safe method for liberals to acquire guns without putting money into the arms industry.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I really don’t know how the democrats ended up with a worse candidate than Hillary. That did t seem possible. They didn't, because it wasn't. Hilary Clinton was a disastrously lousy candidate in every possible way. Biden wasn't a great choice, but he's capable of running for president. And he occas...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3636
Views: 801272

Re: Last Movie Watched

From the Not As Smart As He Looks--And That's Not Saying Much! Dept: In my teenage years, I went to the movie theater three separate times to see Nashville. So I blame Robert Altman for my gullibility. I was looking at YouTube and thought a scene from Margin Call looked interesting. It was interesti...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Do you call them riots and not “peaceful protests”? I call them riots which were inevitable, because they were warranted, after George Floyd's murder. After several years of vigorous protest--beginning with militant non-violence and mostly staying that way until very recently--against denial of equ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

All the Court really has is its reputation, credibility and the myths of objectivity and being the elite of the elite based solely on merit. All 4 of those are under tremendous assault and current events will only accelerate that process. In fairness, I should say that the large majority of my lawy...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

beantownbubba wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:43 am
^^^ Good stuff. But very, very depressing (in the same old ways, but still...)
Doug Muder is always good. It's also useful,which makes up for the depressing.
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Dealing with the endless stream of lies and horseshit is part of how he wears people down. There are some good ideas in here about how to cope with that shitstream. I'll summarize them as: Look for the big lies the little lies cover or support. Don't play whack-a-lie with a man who lies wholesale. B...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: RIP Justin Townes Earle
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: RIP Justin Townes Earle

I don't want to speculate about COD too much, but han't Earle had some substance abuse issues in the past? EDIT: Yep https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2020/08/25/justin-townes-earle-cause-death/5631099002/ Unfortunately not a surprise. He had been to rehab like 9 times and always struggled with...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Long form journalism
Replies: 46
Views: 17314

Re: Long form journalism

Another one from the Texas Monthly : Vivian Stephens Helped Turn Romance Writing Into a Billion-Dollar Industry. Then She Got Pushed Out. Now, as the Romance Writers of America reckons with its history of racism, will she finally get her due? https://img.texasmonthly.com/2020/08/Vivian-Stephens-Roma...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Flea wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Cheeto Mussolini
I like Cæsar Disgustus, myself.
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Assless Chaps
Replies: 105
Views: 94406

Re: Assless Chaps

If you wear assess chaps, you must buy this! ‘Why Not?’ Asks New Glossier Ad Introducing Blush For Butt Cheeks https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,pg_1,q_80,w_1600/wkhdtfavh6munfbyxuvi.jpg “Butt blush exists now, it’s a thing you can buy, so why the hell ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Cover Songs
Replies: 705
Views: 208899

Re: Cover Songs

I've always dug Judy Collins, and I like this Rachael Sage pretty well, too:

by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17488
Views: 2271612

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I'm sorry, but the Harris pick sucks. This administration will do jack shit to address criminal reform and end the war on drugs. I'm still voting for them, but color me unimpressed. I’m not so sure. If she has an future ambitions, she’ll have to push those agendas She's smart and ambitious and does...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT Quarantine Livestreams
Replies: 404
Views: 26677

Re: DBT Quarantine Livestreams

My only question would be what were you thinking taking questions from idiots like us? :lol: :lol: I was going to ask something like, "How disappointed are you in these questions?" or "What's the worst question you've gotten?" but I had a feeling I might be asking for a Snappy Answer to a Stupid Qu...