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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 09:40:19 AM »

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
Zooey Deschanel could crack Leon Redbone like a dry stick.
She is the she in She and Him, isn't she? She must like the song.

Need to find my Leon Rebone Christmas album. Only version of Frosty the Snowman I can listen to without wanting to self harm.

Heh.   There's precious little store Christmas music that doesn't lead me to the razor blade aisle.  Or the pahrumpapum rum. 

Kid - so the intelligence community was just wrong about mbs?  Enlighten us. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:49:40 AM »
Well, we certainly discussed the crap out of that topic! 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:25:42 AM »
Larry,  Boswell,

Somehow Bing and Doris singing about a cold weather seduction didn't go to the level of statues of slavers or racist stereotyped speedy rodents.   While the song may not age well,  it doesn't seem worth banning from a radio station that I presume plays lots of oldies.   The subtext of date rape strikes me as a subtext imposed from the present and not actually about Bing preparing to administer a roofie and commit rape.   

Just saying, at some point we have to decide we're not a society where everyone scrutinizes everything people say or every work of art for possible offense.   That would be a society of Orwellian grimness and historical blindness.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:14:20 PM »
So a 74 years old song( Oscar winner to boot) Baby It’s Cold Outside now somehow  promotes “ date rape” to some in the @# metoo crowd?
In the PC world running amok is the only way to run.

In this case,  I have to agree that this was an absurd overreach.   The song conjures a different time in our history,  when Dean Martin making amorous overtures was not interpreted as a sinister preamble to rape.   If people can't figure out historical context and come unglued over everything non PC in an old song or movie or story,  then we've really lost the value and nuances of cultural memory.   FFS,  MeTooers, get a grip and focus on the real PRESENT DAY problems of workplace harassment.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:19:38 PM »

I appreciate your fact check.  I hope others do, too.

The administration has a generally pro-business ideology that has often collided with the protection of public lands,  aquifers,  and air quality.   I hope your respect for facts leads you to a better understanding of those conflicts and how they affect our quality of life. 

Trump Administration / Re: Timing helped Trump
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:10:08 PM »
Why was all this dumped on Friday?
Would've made for a full week of headlines and follow-up if released on a Monday.

Usually it's the White House that does a Friday news dump.  As a journalist once said,  nobody reads the paper on Saturday.   Though I never watched,  the WW had a famous episode about the news dump.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:49:43 AM »

When you're Trump and even Tucker Carlson turns on you,  it's time to start locating the exits. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:20:55 PM »
Kid, I found your non-linked column.  It seems to express an extreme caricature of the McCain family.  I read this paragraph with some bemusement:

The catty, childish snubbing of the president is unforgivable, not because Donald Trump was snubbed, but because the office of the presidency was snubbed. That office represents We the People, and no matter who occupies that office, be it Barack Obama or Trump, when you shit on the president you shit on the people, and that is just how awful the McCain family is.
- John Nolte, in Breitbart News today

The first sentence is a notably unsupported opinion.  I think one could make the argument that, indeed, it was very much Trump himself who was snubbed, and for reasonable cause.  You must contend with the reality that the majority of Americans do not feel that Trump represents We the People, or the office of the President, but rather:  himself and his rich cronies and network of oligarchs.  If the office of President were being generally snubbed, then it's odd that OTHER living Presidents were invited.  If Nolte's premise (first sentence) is false, then the rest of the paragraph is invalidated. 

Simply sitting in the Oval Office, watching Fox News and firing off venomous attack tweets does not make you a President.  And no one should be required to invite to their funeral someone who repeatedly identified themselves as an enemy and repeatedly hurled insults and defamation at them. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:16:56 AM »
Where's your link?  If it's not worth your trouble to post it,  it's not worth mine to hunt for it.

Music / Re: Music
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:19:08 PM »
Help.   I'm trying to track down a music video from the seventies,  which has a quartet of snl players (one of them Chevy Chase, another probably Belushi)  with just their white-painted faces against a black background,  each face making silly expressions in rhythm with some classical piece of music.   Google has failed me.   Anyone remember this with any specificity that would help me track it down?  Or maybe it was a bit before SNL,  with Second City players?   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:17:46 PM »
.... At least until a Democrat running for president calls it "Two Corinthians" at which point they will go ballistic.

Two Corinthians walk into a bar....

A third Corinthian says,  "Whoa,  that musta hurt! "

Pets / Re: Pets
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:06:10 PM »
Pilling is worse IMO.  One of our cats like to have her ears massaged when she comes in from really cold weather,  she will push her ears against your hand until you massage them or at least cup your hands around them until they warm up.   She'd probably be easier to do Ear Drops than most cats.   We had another,  an enormous male (not fat,  just large) who seemed to be tolerant to a fault,  and would let children fold an ear wrong side out and not mind. I always had the feeling that he lived to be the center of attention and put up with the discomfort for the sake of audience engagement.  We wondered if he'd been a dog in a previous life.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »

Good thing that Trump and Kim love each other.

As foreign policy analyst Toni Tenille observed,  love will keep them together.

At least until some other sweet talkin' dictator comes along.

And I see 45 didn't join in the Apostolic Creed at 41's service,  which ruffled the feathers of some of his Christian base.   I've got news for those folks...

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