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by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

It undermines the very notion of "neighbor," "country" and, ultimately, "human." It's fucked up. Here's a quick fictional chaser to wash the taste of cold reason and hard fact out of your mind: So Much Cooking — by NAOMI KRITZER — Some of the restaurants in town are still delivering food and I don’...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Let's have one thing understood:

by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

"I feel like I made the decision to come up here and play this because I trust the institution of the Newport Folk Festival more than I trust other institutions, and because the reward is so high," says Jason Isbell, a longtime member of the Folk Family and frequent Newport Folk performer. "The ris...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Zip City wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:09 pm
Governor of Arkansas has declared a stage of emergency AND will not consider any mask restrictions or closures.

You can't make this shit up
On the bright side, the likely next governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, had a good time at the Phish show last night.
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

I believe there’s a pretty compelling case to be made that it started with Gingrich aided and abetted by Limbaugh. Since then there’s plenty of blame to spread far and wide, liberal, conservative, technology and other. Reagan famously said tha government is the problem but Gingrich came in to blow ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

i like seat belt laws as it helps protect everyone and gets kids used to wearing one. helmet laws to me are something that, while i would never not wear one, i can see it as govt intrusion to tell you to do so. wearing one doesn't make operating a motorcycle safer. My friend the EMT considers seat ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Doesn't seem to be a lot of screaming happening here. Just some people offering data and news stories, and others ignoring everything in deference to their contrarian opinions Well bubba seems to think the screaming has resumed too so it’s not just me for whatever that’s worth. I probably started t...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

And is there anything you'd like me to clarify? Or was it easier just to call me incoherent. From what I've heard about you when you in person you go on and on and on. Is that effective? You don't have to read my comments. But people listen to you go on forever and I'm SURE its all coherent. Now di...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Imagine tens of millions of people who would agree with Me. You can't from your bubble. I don't live in a bubble and I meet those people every day. To some of my more paranoid friends, I am one of those people. I still don't capitalize ME. For updated graphs and meme and coloring books and Capri su...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Mundane Mayhem wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:37 am
haven’t met any of y’all in the flesh.
So that night at the Chautauqua meant nothing to you? You cad!
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

...regardless, let’s put the 3,907 hospitalizations and 750 deaths in proper perspective. One of the many ways in which The Internet has done us No Good is cramming every tragedy into our faces as though it happened next door. It's not only bad for the psyche, it messes with our ability to use numb...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3756
Views: 922639

Re: Last Movie Watched

The subtitle is The Early Songs of Bob Dylan. To me the "early songs" are pre-electric or maybe pre- motorcycle accident or maybe thru the original recordings of The Basement Tapes but what do I know? You know, it's a very long song list. ;-) It does explain the lack of twenty-first century tunes, ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3756
Views: 922639

Re: Last Movie Watched

chuckrh wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:26 am
Pay per view concert/movie that was streamed on Sunday. Bob did something very different with the concept. Here's the setlist:
Nothing from the new one? That's disappointing. I was hoping maybe a complete playthrough--or at least a song or two.
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Fox News Hosts Go Full Vaccine That’s not sweetening the deal. I thought about posting it under Politics instead of here, as it wasn't offered as an incentive but as an observation on how quickly some folks turn. You aren't one of those folks, for better or worse. I like to think I'm not, either. A...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Name a duo together longer than sixty-one years!
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Name a duo together longer than sixty-one years!

These guys are an Arkansas treasure. They've only been the Cate Brothers Band for fifty years, but Earl and Ernie have played together, for money, for sixty-one years, since September 1960. Ron Eoff and Terry Cagle have been with them almost that long. David Renko joined as a kid in the late eightie...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Sixty-one years they've been playing together. Almost as long as some of these discussion threads.

by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

The CDC reports that on a per capita basis, Arkansas now leads with 187 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 7 days. must be all those city slickers from Little Rock getting COVID. It's a cluster based in Branson, probably from all the tourists coming through. We used to say "Thank God for Mis...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Very good post. We don’t always agree. We often don’t. But I never feel like you’re just trying to say things to piss me off Or like you’re speaking down to me. That’s worth a lot.🍺 Brother, if I needed cheap crappy entertainment that left me with a headache and a hangover, I'd get cable TV and a c...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

And who’s lives? The same people Cooley was talking about when he was cheered for saying, “The sooner we bury those motherfuckers and piss on their grave the better.” Those lives? Since I've still got that in my sig line, I'll say I believe it refers to outliving people and not killing them. My onl...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

And although I'm still not sure I understand what you're saying on this point, I'll go out on a short limb and say that I do not recall anyone saying that the vaccine was bad because Trump pushed it. I recall a certain amount of distrust during the process when Trump said how quickly it'd go. I sha...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

It was racist to say it came from a lab in China too but now it kind of isn’t. Did you see Dave Chappelle on SNL? He gave a brilliant monologue. One of the points he made was that when Trump called the "Kung Flu", it was racist, but it was also very, very funny. He was jealous of the line. I get th...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 1502
Views: 98557

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

What do you want, names and addresses? Or do you want me to join you in pretending that the "anti-vaxx movement" is not largely just another front in the culture wars? No thanks. But the vax movement is all about lives right Bubba? And who’s lives? The same people Cooley was talking about when he w...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18773
Views: 2752091

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Here's something good and constructive done by people on the right: Right-Wing Group Exposes Colleagues Funded by Big Tech A family-values organization has put together a browser extension that identifies Twitter users who have taken tech money. What’s most notable here is how this rather stolid con...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18773
Views: 2752091

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Speaking of which:


I started a small rebellion, never thinking I'd end up hellbound.
Well, the sole reason was I just got tired of God doggin' me around.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The TV thread
Replies: 3377
Views: 724141

Re: The TV thread

I got through the fourth season of Schitt's Creek this week and only broke down in tears over two episodes. They have the most interesting way of setting up a season (other than season one, which had a traditional cliffhanger ending): A twelve-episode arc and then a standalone culminating episode. I...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2278
Views: 588429

Re: Books Thread

This screwball comedy, full of time travel, confidence scams, and religious debate is highly recommended. Don't miss the exciting courtroom scene with The World's Greatest (in my opinion) Judge! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Cover_of_Corrupting_Dr._Nice_first_edition.gif Here's a br...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18773
Views: 2752091

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

This was a real shitshow: How Twitter can ruin a life Isabel Fall’s sci-fi story “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter” drew the ire of the internet. This is what happened next. The Heart of the Matter: In any internet maelstrom that gets held up as a microcosm of the Way We Live Today, one s...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18773
Views: 2752091

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

No need to speak ill of the dead, Donald Rumsfeld's record speaks for itself. But I wonder whether, instead of 72 virgins, Christian heaven means finally learning about the unknown unknowns. Then I will. He's felching Satan's fiery cock-lava from Rush Limbaugh's gaping asshole fissures. So heaven. ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18773
Views: 2752091

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

If you had told me in, say 1970 or 1980 or 1990 that "states' rights" would ever again be the motivating ideology behind a political movement in the United States of America I would have told you you were crazy. Which shows you just how fucking stupid and naive I am. Now, perhaps, but back then, yo...