The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Clams » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 pm

bovine knievel wrote:
pearlbeer wrote:My buddy (he will be at HC), who I call Queso, was furloughed a couple of weeks ago. When he got the news, I borrowed from Michelle Obama and said, 'well, when they go Furlough, you get FurHigh!'. Funny, until the shutdown drags out for over two weeks and paychecks are missed.

So, I borrowed (heavily) from Cooley, and wrote him this. Thought you guys might enjoy:

It all started at the border
And thats still where it is today
They screwed over my friend Queso
And now he'll go without his pay

Down by the Colorado River
With a belly full of brew
There sits a Federal Employee
Because the President's a fool.

Yeah the President's a dickhead
and we know it one and all
and he'll cry just like a baby
till he gets his fuckin wall
colluding with the Russians
and steeped in porn star sin
an incompetent idiot
dumb of mind and orange of skin

it all started with the border
and thats still where it is today
down by the Colorado River
when it ends no one can say

but stupid is the Donald's business
and the shutdown will be rough
he went and furloughed my friend queso
and queso still aint high enough


8-)


I've heard Pearlbeer's audio. And let me tell you - it isn't terrible!

Queso is a good dude. I hope the shut down ends soon, for his sake.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm

pearlbeer wrote:My buddy (he will be at HC), who I call Queso, was furloughed a couple of weeks ago. When he got the news, I borrowed from Michelle Obama and said, 'well, when they go Furlough, you get FurHigh!'. Funny, until the shutdown drags out for over two weeks and paychecks are missed.

So, I borrowed (heavily) from Cooley, and wrote him this. Thought you guys might enjoy:

It all started at the border
And thats still where it is today
They screwed over my friend Queso
And now he'll go without his pay

Down by the Colorado River
With a belly full of brew
There sits a Federal Employee
Because the President's a fool.

Yeah the President's a dickhead
and we know it one and all
and he'll cry just like a baby
till he gets his fuckin wall
colluding with the Russians
and steeped in porn star sin
an incompetent idiot
dumb of mind and orange of skin

it all started with the border
and thats still where it is today
down by the Colorado River
when it ends no one can say

but stupid is the Donald's business
and the shutdown will be rough
he went and furloughed my friend queso
and queso still aint high enough


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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby beantownbubba » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:47 pm

John A Arkansawyer wrote:I actually have no idea what "pull" means in this context,


Perhaps an inexact term, but I meant that you either pulled it from memory or that u must have done a pretty clever deep dive to find/access the reference and then pulled it out for our edification.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:04 am

beantownbubba wrote:
John A Arkansawyer wrote:I actually have no idea what "pull" means in this context,


Perhaps an inexact term, but I meant that you either pulled it from memory or that u must have done a pretty clever deep dive to find/access the reference and then pulled it out for our edification.


It's memory. I'm not that clever. I simulate being clever by having a good memory and a smart mouth.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 pm

I recently listened to a podcast in which a segment had the title "Where have you gone, Barbara Jordan? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."

There isn't much in this speech that isn't applicable in the current moment. I just hope we find someone to rise to the occasion that has a tenth of the integrity that Barbara Jordan had.

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Like many of you, I'm sure, I have become increasingly concerned that President Trump is a Russian Agent, or at the very least, compromised and acting on behalf of a foreign rival. Thankfully, my fears were completely alleviated this morning. How silly I feel now! All good.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/ ... id-1103045
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Tequila Cowboy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:19 pm

We were expecting this

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But we got this

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby pearlbeer » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:15 am

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:Image


This is the monument we should build to remember 45. It perfectly captures nearly everything about his Presidency.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:21 pm

I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:24 pm

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:33 pm

Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.




Which one do folks think weighs more?
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:46 pm

John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.




Which one do folks think weighs more?


Lol. It's crazy. People are so bored and have it so easy that they have to constantly search for things to be outraged over. Its funny but it's also annoying.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Cole Younger wrote:
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.




Which one do folks think weighs more?


Lol. It's crazy. People are so bored and have it so easy that they have to constantly search for things to be outraged over. Its funny but it's also annoying.


I'm torn between two reactions.

1) If a president I liked did this, I'd think it was pretty cool.
2) If he's a fascist, I'd think there are bigger fish to fry.

Right now, I'm waiting for the dispatch logs for the police department of the city where my best friend lives to come back on line. My other best friend called me today to let me know our mutual friend was in jail. I know the charges, but I'd really like to see the dispatch logs and get the details and whether anyone got hurt. And who is was that did or did not get hurt. And where it happened, and what happened where it happened, and generally just what the fuck! This fast food is silly stuff.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:57 am

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm

Zip City wrote:Image


A picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is all the members of the two respective political sports teams know this and use pictures to try and score points against each other with no care as to whether or not the thousand words conveyed are the truth.

I was pissed when I first heard about this and still wish it hadn't happened. But for those wanting to frame this as "mean white kids disrespect old native man who was just minding his own business" that's not exactly what happened.

Nobody will care about that though and it wont matter as the story has been cemented and it's only a story because of those hats.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby blessedcurse » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:58 pm

Cole Younger wrote:
Zip City wrote:Image


A picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is all the members of the two respective political sports teams know this and use pictures to try and score points against each other with no care as to whether or not the thousand words conveyed are the truth.

I was pissed when I first heard about this and still wish it hadn't happened. But for those wanting to frame this as "mean white kids disrespect old native man who was just minding his own business" that's not exactly what happened.

Nobody will care about that though and it wont matter as the story has been cemented and it's only a story because of those hats.



Up here the national news reports he was a Vietnam vet who once a year pays homage to fallen brethren. I think this is a news story on so many levels...the red hats do act as an exclamation point though
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby John A Arkansawyer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:44 pm

Cole Younger wrote:
Zip City wrote:Image


A picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is all the members of the two respective political sports teams know this and use pictures to try and score points against each other with no care as to whether or not the thousand words conveyed are the truth.

I was pissed when I first heard about this and still wish it hadn't happened. But for those wanting to frame this as "mean white kids disrespect old native man who was just minding his own business" that's not exactly what happened.

Nobody will care about that though and it wont matter as the story has been cemented and it's only a story because of those hats.


I think it probably would have been a story without the hats, but that's quibbling. Here's what a writer I like from Canada had to say about it:

Liz James wrote:On the topic of those kids who encircled Omaha Elder Nathan Phillips in their “Make America Great Again” outfits and taunted him with chants of “Build that wall”…

I have a story.

When I was a kid, we would go up to Lac La Ronge in the summer for canoe club events. There was this relay race where you had to carry a raw egg and toss it from person to person. I remember seeing this girl watching on the sidelines, and thinking about how funny it would be if my egg hit her by accident.

Accidents are funny, as any child who watches TV knows.

I threw my egg at her face. It hit, and cracked open. Which means I must have thrown it hard. Hard enough to hurt—a lot. Hard enough to be clearly intentional.

She yelled in shock. Then in pain. Then, as egg oozed down her face and everyone turned to stare at her, in humiliation.

I leapt from my canoe and ran blindly into the woods.

As I ran, the camera angle in my mind shifted. This girl was no longer a piece in my story of an attempted funny broken egg accident. Instead, I was a piece in her story. A story about a white girl from the city who spoke a different language and dressed differently… and who waltzed onto this girl’s land for a week with a bunch of friends. A white girl who saw her, singled her out, and hurt and humiliated her. Just for the joke of it.

It sounds stupid to say, but it hadn’t occurred to me that I might hurt her. Or that I wouldn’t. She was a non-entity to me.

Now, I will remember her face for the rest of my life.

It wasn’t until later that I would learn that this didn’t make me a broken human being. History is filled with people who treated each other with tremendous cruelty because they hadn’t learned to see each other as people yet. We’re a product of the stories we’re told.

These boys, who were so cruel and so dehumanizing to Nathan Phillips… It’s tempting to react to them with righteous indignation. I see a lot of people post about how they would never do such a thing. And every time, I think “I would. I would do something like that. I know what it’s like to do something like that”.

Maybe that’s part of why it feels like a comfortable lie, to me, to talk about what terrible people those boys must be. What they did was awful, and they should be held accountable, but I keep thinking how people are products of the stories they’re exposed to. I keep wondering if we need to ask ourselves how a whole herd of kids were able to see the world this way. And whether we’re making it better, or worse, to heap shame on them.

It feels somehow like we’re making a bulls-eye out of something that ought to be a mirror.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby whatwouldcooleydo? » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:17 pm

Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.


I’ve been racking my brain, the only “shoe gate” I can think of is all of those UNC football players getting suspended for selling their shoes this past season

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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:14 pm

whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.


I’ve been racking my brain, the only “shoe gate” I can think of is all of those UNC football players getting suspended for selling their shoes this past season

Little help?


There was some outrageous outrage over re first lady's shoes some time back. They were too expensive or something. There have been like thirty such silly outrages since that one but the fast food at the white house has been the silliest since that one to me.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:33 pm

Cole Younger wrote:
whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:I never thought "shoe gate" could be topped in terms of epic silliness but here we are.


I’ve been racking my brain, the only “shoe gate” I can think of is all of those UNC football players getting suspended for selling their shoes this past season

Little help?


There was some outrageous outrage over re first lady's shoes some time back. They were too expensive or something. There have been like thirty such silly outrages since that one but the fast food at the white house has been the silliest since that one to me.


Outrages like Obama's tan jacket or ordering fancy mustard?
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:35 pm

Precisely.

You disappoint me, Zip. After all these years you still think that I am a cheerleader for one of the two teams in this stupid game. I'm not. I'm definitely way more conservative than liberal but I am not going to be a part of the political team sports. And that's all it is anymore. Like I said somewhere back there, right now the left in this country is acting exactly like the right did during the Obama years. And they look and sound just as crazy.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Wolf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:50 pm

much ado over nothin'. this kid was very respectful when this guy got in his face with the drum. teens waitin' on a bus. shit goin' on all around them. the MAGA hat is the trigger. i'm more disturbed by young girls being dragged along by mommy wearin' pussy hats.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:29 pm

Cole Younger wrote:Precisely.

You disappoint me, Zip. After all these years you still think that I am a cheerleader for one of the two teams in this stupid game. I'm not. I'm definitely way more conservative than liberal but I am not going to be a part of the political team sports. And that's all it is anymore. Like I said somewhere back there, right now the left in this country is acting exactly like the right did during the Obama years. And they look and sound just as crazy.


Yes, you're the champion of "Both Sides Are Equally Bad".

But sorry, I just don't buy it
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Cole Younger » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:37 pm

Zip City wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:Precisely.

You disappoint me, Zip. After all these years you still think that I am a cheerleader for one of the two teams in this stupid game. I'm not. I'm definitely way more conservative than liberal but I am not going to be a part of the political team sports. And that's all it is anymore. Like I said somewhere back there, right now the left in this country is acting exactly like the right did during the Obama years. And they look and sound just as crazy.


Yes, you're the champion of "Both Sides Are Equally Bad".

But sorry, I just don't buy it


The champion! Like Ric Flair. I know you don't buy it. A lot of people need somebody to despise and blame for everything. That's definitely a lot simpler and easier and it makes a person feel good to think they are aligned with the good guys. But the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:50 pm

Cole Younger wrote:
Zip City wrote:
Cole Younger wrote:Precisely.

You disappoint me, Zip. After all these years you still think that I am a cheerleader for one of the two teams in this stupid game. I'm not. I'm definitely way more conservative than liberal but I am not going to be a part of the political team sports. And that's all it is anymore. Like I said somewhere back there, right now the left in this country is acting exactly like the right did during the Obama years. And they look and sound just as crazy.


Yes, you're the champion of "Both Sides Are Equally Bad".

But sorry, I just don't buy it


The champion! Like Ric Flair. I know you don't buy it. A lot of people need somebody to despise and blame for everything. That's definitely a lot simpler and easier and it makes a person feel good to think they are aligned with the good guys. But the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.


Or, some people like looking at the issues in good faith and make decisions based on facts and ethics. And yes, Cole, sometimes there are people who ARE to blame for many, many things, and sometimes those things are worthy of being despised. But your constant need to deride anyone who doesn't view both sides as equally bad is a broken record
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby LBRod » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:39 am

Zip City wrote: But your constant need to deride anyone who doesn't view both sides as equally bad is a broken record

Check the mirror, Zip.
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby Zip City » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:49 am

LBRod wrote:
Zip City wrote: But your constant need to deride anyone who doesn't view both sides as equally bad is a broken record

Check the mirror, Zip.


I talk about both side being equally bad? Never. Do I call out the GOP when they bitch about the same shit they're doing themselves? Sure. That's two different things.

And though I'm one of the most liberal people on the board, I've called out the Democrats repeatedly for being an incompetent organization.

I'm just tired of all the false equivalency bullshit. Someone can't say "Trump is bad" without someone immediately going "Yeah, b-b-but Pelosi! Hilary! OBUMMER!!!!" I get it, every major political leader has a full resume of faults, but one doesn't excuse the other
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Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Postby LBRod » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:56 pm

Zip City wrote:
LBRod wrote:
Zip City wrote: But your constant need to deride anyone who doesn't view both sides as equally bad is a broken record

Check the mirror, Zip.


I talk about both side being equally bad? Never. Do I call out the GOP when they bitch about the same shit they're doing themselves? Sure. That's two different things.

And though I'm one of the most liberal people on the board, I've called out the Democrats repeatedly for being an incompetent organization.

I'm just tired of all the false equivalency bullshit. Someone can't say "Trump is bad" without someone immediately going "Yeah, b-b-but Pelosi! Hilary! OBUMMER!!!!" I get it, every major political leader has a full resume of faults, but one doesn't excuse the other

Sorry, Zip, my point was not clear enough. Of course you don't view both sides as equally bad. I was talking about constantly deriding opinions that differ from your very liberal stance.
And now I will go back to reading, but not joining the political discussion. I often wonder why Cole keeps trying.
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