Saturday Evening Musical Interlude


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This is America… I can’t do this on my own… how did we get in this mess…

National mood, at the intersection of id and money: Uneasy, edgy, not happy.

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First flakes of what’s supposed to be our first big storm of the winter just starting to come down. How’s the weather, real or metaphorical, in your area?






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    Cold, snow, and the wind out of the north is starting to pick up.
    Good night to be inside listening to Dire Straits and reading.

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    The snow is over here. I don’t know how much we got but it’s nothing like what’s expected in the NE. Stay safe and warm, jackals.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    The storm heading towards you left several inches here, and feet in the mountains. Here’s hoping you miss the predicted freezing rain.

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    Yarrow says:

    It’s cold and windy. Stomach hurts.

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    Mike in Pasadena says:

    After 9.2 inches of rain in 12 days, we are having absolutely glorious weather in SoCal. Clear blue skies, temps in the 70’s, and only very gentle breezes. It’s days like yesterday and today that draws tourists here in the winter.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    It’s still raining in southwest Ohio, it doesn’t turn to snow until much later tonight. After that, who knows. The predictions are varying.

    I’m looking forward to Monday. Temps will be their coldest yet, in the teens, but the sun will be out! It’s been almost non-stop cloudy and overcast since before Christmas. The gloom is getting to me.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Heavy wet snow coming so fast I may not be able t

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    MagdaInBlack says:

    I am not sure how much we had here in the land nw of O’Hare, because I have everything I need (books, coffee, food) and have not descended from the “penthouse” to check. I’ll deal with it tomorrow ☺️

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    delk says:

    Seems to have stopped in Chicago. My street is not plowed yet but I live a block away from a main street that has been. Snow is still in that looks pretty stage.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    The snowstorm hit NE Ohio and covered us in probably 8-12′ of snow. None of the plow trucks were out that I can see. It just stopped snowing and a couple people are snow blowing their driveways now.

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    Quinerly says:

    @BruceFromOhio: I just switched off MSNBC and went to Knopfler’s “Ragpicker’s Dream.” His new one is quite good… “Down the Road Wherever.” I’m a huge Mark Knopfler fan.
    Great minds… Cold here too.

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    Sab says:

    NE Ohio: it has been snowing steadily since about 11 am. It’s about 4 inches so far, and no signs of stopping. Very beautiful.

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    Yarrow says:

    Has anyone seen efgoldman around?

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    Mary G says:

    @Mike in Pasadena: Yep, definitely Rose Parade weather today in south Orange County. 72 degrees and the kind of really clean air you only see after a lot of rain. Just gorgeous blue sky.

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    realbtl says:

    I’ll take any surplus snow here in NW Montana. There are big bare spots under the trees, it hasn’t dropped below 0º yet and only 2 mornings of single digits. What global warming?

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    PST says:

    We got some snow in Chicago today, maybe six inches, but it was a source of great excitement for Bernadette. This is only her second winter, her first as a full-grown dog, and she loves it. She’s half Bernese and built for winter, with thick furry legs and giant paws. (You can see her in the middle of March on the calendar.) We headed out mid-morning for our favorite dog-friendly neighborhood cafe, in part because the route takes her over one of her most familiar comfort areas and she’s still a touch unsure with snow where she’s supposed to poop. We had an excited frolic and also accomplished our objective. When we got to the brunch spot a musician was singing blues. I wasn’t paying much attention until I heard him singing about how his dog disappeared leaving nothing behind but a patch of yellow snow. It was no doubt a sad song but something about suddenly hearing that made me burst out laughing. It was a fun morning and the rest of the day has been a relaxed one of catching up on laundry, etc. Life is good.

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    germy says:

    We’ll be staying in tonight and watching “Dracula’s Daughter” on Me-TV.

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    Sab says:

    Bought my 10 year old inherited cocker spaniel a sweater at his last furcut. Good purchase. He doesn’t mind it. People think he looks cute in it. He comes home so much drier.

    I never thought I would put a sweater on a dog.

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    J R in WV says:

    Just rain here, an inch or more, the little ephemeral creek by the house is all waterfalls now, and a big pool where the 3 12 inch culverts go under the driveway, and are somewhat clogged by leaves and sticks. No damage here, hard to tell if other watersheds that may get more rain will have flooding issues.

    And the USGS guys in charge of flooding prediction and gauge monitoring on streams and rivers are no longer on duty for this large rain event. Imagine that!!!

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    HeleninEire says:

    Just wanna get home next Sunday. Will be ironic that its the snow that stops me and not the shut down. I’ll get to the airport at 6 or 7 for a 10:40 flight.

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    Yarrow says:

    Saw a commercial for “Brexit,” a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. I didn’t even know it existed. It’s on tonight on HBO.

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    JPL says:

    @Yarrow: I haven’t and I miss his fuck.ems. No one could do it better.

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    Gravenstone says:

    Couple inches or so here. But about a foot on the other side of the county due to lake effect. Location, location, location.

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    Burnspbesq says:

    Not looking forward to today’s game. UVa is a major pain in the ass under the best of circumstances. Facing them without the best point guard in college ball? Could get ugly.

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    Raven says:

    @Quinerly: His album with Emmy Lou is incredible. “If This Is Goodbye” is wrenching.

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    Yarrow says:

    @JPL: If anyone sees SD, can they see if she can check on him. Been awhile since we’ve seen him. He said he was supposed to see the grandkids at Christmas, but that’s the last I remember hearing.

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    Burnspbesq says:

    @HeleninEire:

    Are the U.S. Customs staff at DUB working?

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    Aleta says:

    The fund to finance the Indigenous Peoples March fell short by about $330 of their $30,000 goal.

    Qasim Rashid, Esq.‏ @MuslimIQ
    I just learned that the organizers of the Indigenous Peoples March are short on their fundraising goal from a fundraiser they started a month ago. Channel your anger at racism & compassion for our Native American sisters & brothers & donate what you can

    The donation site is: https://www.gofundme.com/indigenous-peoples-march

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    Raven says:

    @Mary G: I was reading that last year was the time to be there compared to this year. Chaka got killed in the press.

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    HeleninEire says:

    @Burnspbesq: They are.

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    Mary G says:

    The Catholic PR experts have come into work now. Per cincinatti.com:

    In an extended joint statement issued at about 4 p.m. Saturday, the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High said in full:

    “We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.

    “The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.

    “We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement.”

    My translation: we are sorry our students revealed our racism during the big women-must-be-controlled event, and one or two of them whose parents haven’t made large donations will be getting a slap on the wrist.

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    Raven says:

    Big storm rolilng through the ATL and will get here later.

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    Aleta says:

    Day by day
    One by one
    They plant the seeds of doubt
    Far too many have come this far
    For me to turn back now
    I wanna build upon it

    One by one
    We must believe
    A change will come somehow
    Far too many lay down their lives
    For me to give up now
    I wanna build upon it

    One world we leave behind
    One truth that lights the way
    This dream depends upon
    How we live today
    I wanna build upon it

    Michael McDonald – Build upon it

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    Burnspbesq says:

    @Mary G:

    An awful lot of Catholics consistently ignore “the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.”

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Sab: MomSense knitted a beautiful sweater for my little Henry. It’s soft and comfy and he looks quite handsome in it.

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    Redshift says:

    I went downtown for the Women’s March in DC, and it was quite cold, but there was still a large crowd. For some reason local news was saying 10,000 were expected, and there were at least four or five times that. My friends and I marched but didn’t stay for the rally and speeches afterward, because she had to drive home before the weather turned bad.

    Signs were great; I’ll send some photos to On The Road, including ones with the very popular backdrop of the Trump International Hive of Scum and Villainy. Far fewer sustained chants than most marches, probably because there were fewer organized groups to keep them going, but there was one memorable one:

    All for one and one for all
    End this shutdown, stop this wall!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Yarrow: Even with Benedict Cumberbatch I think it would be too depressing to watch.

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    @Sab: My cocker loves her sweaters.

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    Mary G says:

    @Mary G: The comments on that article are encouraging, they’re condemning the kids, the school, the chaperones and sharing email addresses for school administrators:

    This comment by Eleanor Cat, calling out the media, is freaking awesome:

    Calling this “a tense exchange” is disingenuous. We are sick of the proxy terminology used in reporting on racism that attempts to imply “both sides” and to diminish fault. An “exchange” implies that the tension is due to both sides and equal fault on both sides. This is not what the footage shows. It shows boys that chose to engage with and harass a group of peaceful people. It shows a mob of students harassing an elder and those with him.

    Please rethink the way in which you attempt to capture and describe an event. Accuracy in reporting is important, particularly when describing harassment, intimidation, and racism. Your reporting is a disservice to truth and journalism. It is a disservice to the public whom you wish to inform. And it is a complete disservice to those who were harassed here and other places in the U.S. People who are regular targets of discrimination, racism, and harassment are tired of this style of rhetoric and reporting as it fails to call the situation what it is.

    Preach!

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    @Mike in Pasadena: Only got about 6″ for 2019 here in flatlands of Glendale.

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    Aleta says:

    @Mary G: The Kentucky SOS is concerned for the kids. No mention of the people they demeaned.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Facebook: “In spite of these horrific scenes, I refuse to shame these children. Instead I turn to the adults that are teaching them and those that are silently letting others promote this behavior. We can do better and it starts with better leadership.”

    In that case, what action is she proposing to hold parents and supervisors of the boys directly responsible?
    Educational pamphlets about good leadership in the teacher’s lounge?

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    Dan B says:

    52 overcast and a couple showers in Seattle. Snowdrops are blooming, so is fragrant Sarcoccoca. Lots of buds are swelling on almost every shrub and tree. Its been so mild on the west coast while the middle if the country has looked frigid for weeks. El Nino and climate change…..

    I grew up 35 mikes south if Cleveland. We kept a yardstick by the front door to measure the snow. I don’t miss it. We can drive 40 miles to the Cascades to experience many feet of snow from December until all but the icefields and glaciers melt in July.

    Keep safe and enjoy the new stuff!

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    Steeplejack says:

    Just got in from an epic grocery shopping expedition. I was expecting more snow here in NoVA this afternoon and tonight, thanks to the weather-porn ghouls, but when I got up this morning and did my geezer-mandated weather research I saw that it was just going to be cold rain and colder temps. “But don’t go out tomorrow—ice!” Yeah, right, weather ghouls.

    So I was able to reshuffle my schedule, get some things done at home and avoid racing out to face angry mobs stocking up on bread and toilet paper. The store was actually a little slow for a late Saturday afternoon. Now the housecat and I are well provisioned for the next week. Even splurged on the way home and got some ribs and brisket from my local barbecue place. Just had one rib and a little brisket with some potato salad. The housecat likes a few little pieces of non-spicy rib meat.

    No big plans for the evening. I half-dread looking to see what Trump said in his announcement, and yet I cannot turn away. I hope the Democrats stand firm and don’t let themselves get played. Maybe some reassuring Vera—stern and unswerving in the pursuit of justice—will be on PBS tonight.

    National mood: “Winter in America.”

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    Redshift says:

    @Mary G: I agree, but at least they know how to word a real apology, not “I apologize if anyone was offended.” Of course, if they want it to be a real apology, in addition to having the right words, it would have to come from those young men and their chaperones.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Aleta: Are you certain of that? I would swear there was a tweet in a BJ thread today that showed her whole statement where she held a ton of people responsible, but thought all the blame should not be on the kids themselves.

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    geg6 says:

    So far, just rain here in Southwestern PA. Supposed to turn to snow very late tonight. Originally, they were calling for 4-8 inches here thirty miles northwest of Pittsburgh, but I’m going to guess the local news will have that ratcheted down to 2-4 once the local news comes on shortly. Was supposed to be a few inches this afternoon then turn to rain and ice and then more snow. Got nothing this afternoon and it started raining about an hour ago. Glad I ran out early anyway. Pork loin roast with potatoes, carrots, onions, rosemary and marjoram is in the oven. Green beans we froze from our garden are ready to be sautéed. Got a good, inexpensive Chardonnay on sale. We’re hunkered down.

    Cleo and I have really been bonding. She likes to boop noses with me and we have these fake wrestling matches where she attacks my firearm, fake biting and scratching, while I scritch her little belly. She’s adorable.

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    Aleta says:

    The Windy site says that we’ll get 2″ of snow an hour at the peak tonight. I love when it rains from the sky.

    All I ask is no rain on top, deep fluffy snow to ski through tomorrow.
    And I want it to stay more than a few days this time. Not sure my wish will be granted though.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @jeffreyw:

    LOL, well played—unless you really did just buried in an avalanche.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Aleta: Those kids are not four or six years old. They’re teenagers and fully capable of knowing what they were doing. I understand holding the adults responsible but that shouldn’t mean the kids aren’t held responsible for their actions.

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    sukabi says:

    @Redshift:

    Justice is not a concept we read about in a book,” she explained. “Justice is about the water we drink, justice is about the air we breathe, justice is about how easy it is to vote, justice is about how much ladies get paid.”

    “Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet,” she argued.

    “In fact, often times the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table,” she added.

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    Jay says:

    Havn’t had winter here so far, this year. 20cm of snow on the ground, arriving starting in December, ( not October), 3mm at a time, ice rain, flurries. -1 at night, +8 during the day.

    Normally, we should have over a metre of snow, and daytime temps should be -15.

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    artem1s says:

    snowed here most of the day. lightly though. about 4 inches in CLE. Bound to be more in the snowbelt. supposed to snow most of the night and then get cold. Below 20 for a couple of days and then back above freezing by mid-week

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    Elizabelle says:

    @BruceFromOhio: I just put on Dire Straits’ “Telegraph Road” on youtube as musical accompaniment to reading this thread. In your honor, and snow’s honor.

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    Aleta says:

    @WaterGirl: Thanks; the tweet I copied from only had that part. I should be more careful. I’ve been noticing I jump the gun lately w/o double checking another source like I should. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Quinerly says:

    @Raven: Love that album…. All the Road Running!
    “This Is Us” is one my favorites off of it. Saw Emmylou at NOLA Jazz Fest a bit over 10 years ago. Great show.
    Unrelated to Emmylou… Did you see where Reggie Young died? Had no idea he was in his 80’s.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Wait. 3.5 minutes in, and Telegraph Road’s got a wall.

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    H.E.Wolf says:

    Low 50s in Seattle area, as Dan B said. Our household marched this morning, and will be afoot again on Monday with the MLK march.

    Question: Is there a meetup while ruemara is in the area this weekend? Please advise. Thanks!

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    It’s been snowing all day here in Buffalo. Stores are closing early. Not terribly deep yet but unpleasant and really cold.

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    Raven says:

    @Quinerly: You know “If This is Goodbye” is inspired by phone calls from doomed people on 9/11? Reggie is one I missed.

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    Yarrow says:

    @WaterGirl: Reviews say it’s a good political film. I am kind of where you are though–too depressing to watch.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Mike in Pasadena:
    Gorgeous in NorCal too. Worked in the yard–tshirt and shorts weather. Spouse had a fine Women’s March today.

    And wow, is everything muddy.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mary G:

    Amen!

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    Sab says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Your cocker in LA wears sweaters?! Climatewise it makes no sense. On the other handmy guy loves the additional attention.

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    Quinerly says:

    @Aleta: 💜
    North County (Ferguson) St. Louis guy. Michael M. went to high school with one of my ex boyfriends. I used to so hope he would show up at a reunion. 😎

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    The Midnight Lurker says:

    @Yarrow: I wonder how it ends?

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    trollhattan says:

    @Yarrow:
    We saw “The Favourite” earlier this week. Cracking good movie and intriguing, even if you know Queen Anne is half off her rocker going in.

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    I think our big horrifying snowstorm-warm rain-freezing rain ice disaster storm got downgraded to regular old freezing rain starting right around now. I’m off to goodwill to buy a Hawaiian shirt though, since I’m going to a tiki themed party.

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    I'll be Frank says:

    The snow has stopped. It sounds of a strong wind but the air is still and the tree tops aren’t moving.

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    Quinerly says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Poco has taken to wearing T shirts. It started in the summer when he had surgery on his chest for a lump. They sent him home in a red T shirt with a short slit cut and tied to tighten it on him. He was to wear it instead of one of those cones. Now he just wears them because he wants to. Looks at me and asks for one in the morning. What an ex street dog!

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    Sab says:

    NE Ohio: Well, shit. Our fluffy snow just turned to sleet. Yuck.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Okay let’s take it upbeat: Brooklyn Funk Essentials, “The Creator Has a Master Plan.”

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    misterpuff says:

    So we learned today the majority of Americans are the “Radical Left”.

    Drumpf confirms we are Left leaning country. First thing he’s gotten right.

    Fuck Center Right. And especially Fuck MAGAts.

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    Immanentize says:

    Just FYI from Medford, MA — what was 8″ is now down to 5″ with wintery mix, then sleet and rain all day tomorrow until temps take a dive into the single digits for at least 36 hours.
    ICE ICE BABY!

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    Quinerly says:

    @Aleta: she ran against McConnell a few years back. Her dad was governor of KY a ways back, I think.

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    lollipopguild says:

    @Mary G: Translation=”Hey kids lets have a pro-life march after which we can go beat up some Indians.”

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    Percysowner says:

    They were predicting 6-8″ of snow here in Columbus starting at 4am this morning. Last night I went for a quick shopping trip to take me through Monday. I woke up a 8:00 am this morning and nothing. Finally walked my dog before the snow hit. Still no snow. So I went and did my weekly shopping. I’m fighting a cold, so I took a long nap. Now it’s 6:30 and still no snow. I’m sure it will hit with a bang soon, but so far the temperature has been just high enough to keep this all rain. In any case, I have supplies so yay!.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Yarrow:

    I’ll call him or Mrs efg tomorrow.

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    @Sab: She’s a California cocker, she gets cold when it’s under 75°,

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Quinerly:

    Does he roll up the sleeve with a pack of unfiltered Camels in it?

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    Aleta says:

    @Yarrow: It makes me wonder what age she thinks is old enough to understand you don’t join mobs. (Surely they teach respect for elders in catholic school, so they must have actively learned that it depends on skin color.). How old to learn not to get right into someone’s face and mock them.

    Did they watch this kind of mob chanting about the wall on TV at Trump + Pence rallies? Have they been taken to other anti-ab protests where they saw rabid adults outside clinics confronting people this way?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Aleta: It’s easy enough for that to happen. Living with Trump, we are all a bit like the dog who gets repeatedly beaten and flinches when anything resembling a hand or a foot comes anywhere close to us.

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    @Steeplejack: He’s a former street dog, what do you think?

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    Baud says:

    C-SPAN is showing Gillibrand* in an Iowa diner. Everyone is white. Dems need to fix the primary schedule going forward.

    * Not interested in debating you know what again.

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    Yarrow says:

    @The Midnight Lurker: Apparently it’s about the campaign so it ends after the vote.

    @trollhattan: I’d like to see that but don’t go out much for things like that. Probably five years since I’ve been in a movie theater. Maybe seven? Can’t even remember.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @schrodingers_cat: I attempted to take some photos of Henry in his sweater a few days ago. I tried about 15 photos, but he never stops moving!

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    Aleta says:

    @Immanentize: Maybe put your ice picks on your boots tonight, if you have them. (Creepers, that is.)

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    gene108 says:

    @Aleta:

    FEMA re-education camps, obviously

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steeplejack:

    The Crusaders with Randy Crawford, “Street Life.”

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    Yarrow says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Thank you. Please let us know what you find out.

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    danielx says:

    Freezing rain most of the day, started snowing about 4, coming down heavy…..

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    Baud says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: You’re a peach. Thank you.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Baud: I used to try to ponder a solution to that question– since, you know, as a nobody on the internet, people are looking to me– and the problem was that all the diverse states I could think of to start things out also came with much more expensive media markets, making money too important, too early. Now that California has moved up to March, that argument has become less persuasive.

    We should make a rule that the other discussion must always be moved to the third or fourth thread from the top.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Baud: Agreed. I saw her for a few minutes on Stephen Colbert and it struck me that she has kind of a little girl voice and she sounded so tentative and kind of sing-songy as she was talking. Funny to hear someone using fierce words and sounding the opposite of strong. I wondered if that was typical for her or if she might have been nervous.

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    rikyrah says:

    Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) Tweeted:
    Unarmed Black teenager shot and killed by police: “This thug smoked weed and got detention once. This was no kid. A threat.”

    White teenagers harassing a senior citizen of color: “Look, these are kids. We all did this. Blame cell phones for memorializing it.”

    #CovingtonCatholic https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1086744317585182721?s=17

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    Shrillhouse says:

    Up here in sochulized medicine-stan, its minus 20 (celsius) and the snow is just starting to fall…

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    Quinerly says:

    @Steeplejack: Poco actually has become quite sophisticated since he left the street life. Well traveled. Stays in the FDR Room at La Posada in Winslow. And, yes, he has sniffed around that famous corner. 😈

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Mike in Pasadena:

    I didn’t go to it, but it’s funny how the weather always clears up just in time for the Women’s March. 🤔

    The very first one was the most noticeable — it poured rain to the point of flash flood warnings on the Friday and Sunday, but was clear and sunny on the actual march day.

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    Sab says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: We keep our house at 63 degrees so the dogs and cats grow winter fur. It mostly works. Then the groomers shave the cocker.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    I watching a YT video and got an ad for Spectrum Mobile. Spectrum is trying to get into the mobile network business. I’ve never heard good things about Spectrum, who used to be Time-Warner I think.

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    rikyrah says:

    Purify🗣 (@Purify_toast17) Tweeted:
    If a bunch of black teen boys got up in an elderly white man’s face like those #MAGAboys did, there would be no sympathy for them or understanding. They would be called a bunch of thugs and there would be calls for their arrests.

    https://twitter.com/Purify_toast17/status/1086747746734886912?s=17

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Sab:
    63? That’s freezing!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @rikyrah: as I forget who asked on twitter earlier: “Where was this aggressive white youth radicalized? and by whom?”

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    delk says:

    Aren’t those idiots part of the generation that is supposed to understand social media?

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    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Yeah, complaining is easier than solving.

    @WaterGirl:

    My reaction as well. I hesitate to comment on female voices after 2016 however.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Sab:
    “shave the cocker.”

    Is that a euphemism the Youngs use these days?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Quinerly:

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but do you know there’s a link button?

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    laura says:

    It’s a cool, dry day after a long week of on/off/really rainy weather. The backyard is still lake little bird and its polka dotted with oranges fallen from the tree. We’re hoping it dries out enough for Saturday’s breakfast party.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Aleta:
    Christ, no wonder she lost to the Turtle in 2014.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Yarrow:
    @Baud:

    I’ll find out what I can and pass it along (with efg’s permission, of course). He’ll be touched (in his curmudgeonly fashion) to know that jackals are thinking of him.

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    rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    If you’re big and bad enough to be openly racist and disrespectful on camera then you are capable of handling the blowback that comes with it.

    Light those little MAGA shits up. Them, their families and their school.

    Fuck them and if you want to be a simp fuck you too.

    https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/1086695624907599872?s=17

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Quinerly:

    So he’s still “street” but in a James Dean $150 white T-shirt way?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @geg6:

    My late great kitty Boris used to wrestle my arm. He would hold my hand between his teeth very carefully and gently and then rabbit-kick my arm. I miss that cat.

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    Sab says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: No it’s not. We are used to it, and our heating bill is reasonable. It does mean I wear short sleeves in my office job. And wool sweaters at home.

    My 94 year old dad kept his house at 67, and now he is wearing t-shirts in the nursing home, and he can’t sleep at night because it’s too hot.

    Americans overheat their houses. Europeans think we are nuts and also wasteful.

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    Yarrow says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Please tell him we miss him and would love to see him commenting again.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    Slow your roll, sport. She comments from her smarty phone, on which it is harder to do the fancy links.

    One thing she could do is go to the actual page and use the shorter link from there instead of the link from the Google results page (which appears to be the cause of the long URLs).

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Tornado warning wrecked my plans for the day, but I had occasion to remember all that has gone well. The new job is pretty sweet, they’re happy to have someone that shows up and gives a shit, I’m happy to be somewhere where I can do some good. It’s going to be alright.

    https://youtu.be/8dAPfhnR92U

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Steeplejack:
    I doubt Quinerly would allow smoking in the house.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Coleman Hawkins, “Soul Blues.”

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    Sab says:

    @trollhattan: Not being a young, I have no idea. They cut his fur too short so he’s cold.

    If they didn’t cut his fur he would have mats and snarls and burrs stuck in it. Cockers don’t have sensible fur like labs or shepherds. Cockers have pretty fur.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Yarrow:

    I certainly will! Thanks.

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    Aleta says:

    @Aleta: In the hour since then, it looks like the site has raised nearly $8,550 more to cover expenses for the Indigenous People’s March.
    https://www.gofundme.com/indigenous-peoples-march

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Actually smoking them is optional to the look.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Steeplejack:

    One thing she could do is go to the actual page and use the shorter link from there instead of the link from the Google results page (which appears to be the cause of the long URLs).

    That’s right, but I comment on a smartphone all the time and don’t have much trouble making links.

    For example: Brace for the Polar Vortex: It May Be Visiting More Often via the FTFNYT

    I wasn’t trying to be rude.

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    geg6 says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    That’s exactly what Cleo does. She’ll do for the longest time but makes sure I keep scratching her belly. Eventually, she just stops and lets me rub her belly and falls asleep. And then wakes up and starts all over. I love the nose booping thing the most, though. It’s just so sweet.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Raise you – Chain Reaction https://youtu.be/ylTE9yLRb6g

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Sab:

    Hmm. Maybe I’ll try that when I have my own place. My parents, particularly my mother, would never set the thermostat lower than 72 or 73.

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    Quinerly says:

    @Amir Khalid: depends on what we are smoking….. 😈

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @rikyrah:

    I followed a deep link on Twitter to a random guy who put up an image of a text message he claims came from one of the kids in the group. Short version, the text claimed that they weren’t taunting the elderly Native American man, they were taunting an African-American man who yelled at them for wearing MAGA hats.

    Yeah, this dude thought that was exculpatory. Seriously.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    The new job is pretty sweet, they’re happy to have someone that shows up and gives a shit, I’m happy to be somewhere where I can do some good.

    Excellent! You can’t ask for better than that.

    Vanessa Williams, “Work to Do.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    People are better at different things. You’re apparently better at doing smart links. She seems to be better at not accidentally pissing off people on the blog.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @rikyrah: Unless they had already been shot dead for being threatening.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Sab: Americans overheat their houses. Europeans think we are nuts and also wasteful.

    My brother told me about a radio segment he heard on NPR a couple of years ago about a debate in Aspen about whether a big, public gas fire pit was bad for the environment, and they interviewed people on both sides (of course) and the last interview was with a German tourist who said, you all drive these massive cars and live in huge houses where you heat empty rooms, and this is what you worry about for the environment?

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    Quinerly says:

    @Steeplejack: you got his number. He has to have all cotton, no blends. Has to fit a certain way near his you know what. I saw him eyeing my black Poco shirt (with the horse) that I still have from a 1980 show. No way is he getting his paws on that. I don’t care who he thinks he is. 😎

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Aleta:
    Hear, hear!

    I read that this Native Youth Alliance group is who Mr. Phillips was representing. Not sure, and the website is out of date, but I donated a few coppers. NARF and the ongoing Water Protectors initiatives are solidly worth support as well.

    Only linking once so I don’t get caught in a filter.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @geg6:

    One time when we went on vacation for a week, Charlotte refused to give me nose boops after we got back for a full 24 hours, after which she decided that I had been sufficiently punished for cruelly abandoning her. Silly kitty.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Baud: Yeah, I know what you mean about that. It’s not like you can change the pitch of your voice or anything, but you can learn to speak more forcefully and have more presence when you speak.

    Not related at all to KG, but I never trust anyone who can smile, for instance, while they are talking about something awful. That’s one of the things I like about Beto — he always seems to be emotionally connected to what he is saying. If he’s talking about what’s happening on the border, he looks distraught.

    When he’s relaxing after a debate, he’s clearly having fun. He seems to have that “ability to be in the moment” trait that Barack Obama has. I just hope as many of Barack Obama’s other traits that I think he has, and hope he has.

    edit: Even at 17 when my summer job was the playground supervisor at a park, the kids wouldn’t have listened to me for even a second if I sounded as meek as KG did on Colbert.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Steeplejack:

    She seems to be better at not accidentally pissing off people on the blog.

    Are you saying I did that now? Because I thought I’ve been doing better recently at not doing that.

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    Quinerly says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: no offense, honey. I’m on the smarty pants phone here mostly. Only the box for the pie filter at the bottom and the link button doesn’t seem to work half the time. Something changed with the site and/or when I went from the Microsoft Windows phone to the Samsung. I mostly have to copy and paste a link, so have gotten in that habit. Probably me.. Something that I’m not getting on the Samsung. Thanks.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    It’s not a contest!

    Pieces of a Dream, “Fo-Fi-Fo.”

    I was watching the game just the other day
    when Moses Malone, he said to Dr. J.
    he said, “Ooh, my lucky number, my number’s fo-fi-fo.”

    You know sometimes you win
    and there are times you lose.
    But there’s always a chance
    that luck will smile on you.
    And, ooh, my lucky number, my number’s fo-fi-fo.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Ben Cisco: Really happy to hear that things are going well.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @geg6: Sounds like you might have to quit your day job.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Harmonically linked: the Dramatics, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get.”

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    turned on MSNBC for a couple minutes. Wall seems to have become “strategically placed barriers”. President Coulter remains dedicated to Wall.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Quinerly:
    It’s really not a big deal. I suspected it was something to do with your setup or the site.

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    Mary G says:

    @Mnemosyne: I read somewhere else on Twitter, so huge grain of salt, but the person, who claimed to have been there, said that the kids started harassing some African-Americans, and the Native Americans moved in between as protection. Now all kinds of righties on Twitter are claiming that it’s all the Natives’ fault for getting in the punks’ grill. As if.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    Can confirm snow on the ground here in Chicago – couple inches by me. Saw a semi truck heading up a side street earlier on my way home from the library masterfully getting around a traffic calming circle.

    Listening to commentary for Orson Welles’ The Stranger – ’46 noir starring Edward G. Robinson as a Nazi hunter. It’s on Netflix if interested.

    Oh, and the streets are sloppy as usual after it snows.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Harmonically linked (but weirdly): Fleetwood Mac, “Hypnotized.”

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Yeah, but I have it on good authority that all you have to do is turn left at the edge of the barriers and voila, there you are in the USA.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Mary G:

    The kids apparently thought that residents of Chocolate City would applaud their MAGA hats and were angry when people taunted them instead. I guess they had never really stepped outside of their little MAGA bubble before?

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Mary G:

    Excommunication or you’re lying priest

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    Quinerly says:

    @Steeplejack: I probably haven’t taken the time to figure out the phone and the correct way to link. If something doesn’t interest me, I avoid it… And tech doesn’t interest me. I certainly can piss people off but try not to do so here, even though I have when someone gets under my skin. I like to look at it like we are all on the same side. I just find certain regular commenters that others seem to adore quite tedious, though. I try to read and understand before I comment. Went years and years here and only scanned the comments for interesting links. Didn’t keep up with everyone’s drama and personal stuff. It was only when I saw a link to some local musicians that I know very well posted by Ozark 3 plus years ago that I tried to track him down because I figured we knew each other in real life or at a minimum paths had crossed. I was so out of the loop that I would return to that music thread looking to connect with him to see if he was who I thought he might be. Just haven’t been one to comment on any blog…until recently. Plus, eats up a lot of time.

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    Baud says:

    @Mary G:

    that the kids started harassing some African-Americans, and the Native Americans moved in between as protection. 

    That makes MAGA deplorables look even worse.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Aleta: Children? They’re in high school. If they haven’t learned better by now they’d best learn quickly.

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    Quinerly says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: don’t sweat it. More than likely it’s me. See #156. I know you are trying. I have worried about you in the past. Hang in there. Get out, do stuff, get off the computer. That’s said out of kindness. I find things here can be very awkward.

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    Yarrow says:

    Another important thing to note: VP Pence said that he and others have been talking to “rank and file” Democrats and got the idea to add TPS and DACA from those conversations. Translation: The WH is looking for Dems to break ranks with Pelosi and Schumer and support Trump’s plan.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 19, 2019

    Hopefully Chuck and Nancy keep their folks in line.

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    Aleta says:

    @WaterGirl: Still, it’s ironic (irresponsible) for me to be railing about mobs but at the same time to criticize and pass on part of her statement w/o checking for the whole one. High emotions and fast assumptions, putting out wrong info — not good. It reminds me of the warning after Trump was elected: to stay aware of how I might be changing, of what’s become acceptable that I used to think I wouldn’t do. Small scale, but I honestly do see differences in my reactions that I don’t believe in, like feeling there is less time to comprehend before making judgements. It’s like anxiety reactions, feeling in a state of emergency. I understand why it’s happening, but I gotta be aware.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I’m no good at linking twittertweets, but I can link a Digby post which includes some tweeted reactions from Ann Coulter. No, she is not pleased.

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    Quinerly says:

    @Steeplejack: Good stuff!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Sab: @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Beau would have cut anyone who tried to sweater him.

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    Aleta says:

    @Quinerly: The girls slow down to take a look at him?

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Yarrow: Pence saying that he’s talked to Dem congress critters doesn’t make it so. He’s as likely selling the lie to the press to try and alleviate public pressure on Trump.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Aleta: You make some good points. We all need to be aware.

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    joel hanes says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I guess they had never really stepped outside of their little MAGA bubble before?

    As intended.
    I’ve now been to the websites for that school and its athletic teams.
    It seems to be a white-flight academy, inculcating the most crabbed and bigoted strain of Catholicism.
    None of the students or faculty are even tan.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I can’t stop laughing at the gif at that link! At some point I will pull my eyes away to read words, but I can’t seem to be able to do that yet.

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    joel hanes says:

    @Quinerly:

    I certainly can piss people off

    Anyone pissed off over a bare link needs to get over themselves.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Quinerly:

    The link button doesn’t work at all for me any more. And I’m on a laptop.

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    Quinerly says:

    @Aleta: of course! The embarrassing news was Poco readied his leg for raising on the Glen Frey statue. The Japanese tourists were appalled.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Made me laugh!

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    sukabi says:

    @Steeplejack: 😲😂😂😂😂

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    debbie says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    It’s still rain here, too. I shudder to think how thick the ice under the snow will be tomorrow.

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    Eric NNY says:

    0 with a wind chill of -20 and snowing. It was -18 without the wind chill last night so progress?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Gelfling 545: yeah, I’m willing to give some allowance to stupid youth, but if they’re old enough to wander a strange city with no supervision, “children” is doing a lot of work. As Jamelle Buoie said

    b-boy bouiebaisse @ jbouie
    i did plenty of stupid, unthoughtful things as a teen and none of them involved a public display of vicious racism

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Raven: be careful out there. We are struggling to recover from 60 degree temperatures and light, misting rain.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Quinerly:

    I know you are trying. I have worried about you in the past. Hang in there. Get out, do stuff, get off the computer. That’s said out of kindness. I find things here can be very awkward.

    Thank you. I just get so tired of this shit sometimes. It really is because of the limits of this medium. And I sometimes put my foot in my mouth.

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    Sab says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: You will get used to it. My stepkids bitched like crazy when we got married years ago. My response was always “if you’re cold put on some socks, or shoes, or a sweater.”

    Now that they are out on their own they thank me for the lower heating costs. The acclimation only takes a couple of months.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @joel hanes:

    Anyone pissed off over a bare link needs to get over themselves.

    Just to be clear, I wasn’t pissed off about that.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steve in the ATL: I went grocery shopping today and I think the parking lot was more dangerous than the stop Trump made in Iraq a few weeks ago.

    The wind was blowing so hard that stuff was flying out of the grocery bags on the way to the car, and bending down to pick them up while standing on a sheet of ice and holding on to your cart so it would not blow away in the wind was not ideal. I would rather have had the 5-10 inches of snow they predicted that never came.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Not a contest, but we all win.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    Yes, you’ve been doing better. But when you (you = anyone, not just you personally) feel that you have to preface a comment or question with a qualifier like “Don’t take this the wrong way” or “I don’t mean to sound [a way that I’m just about to sound]” it’s a warning sign to stop and think.

    You have been reading the blog long enough to have seen other (long) naked links from Quinerly. What you seem to have missed is that quite often they’re paired with something like: “Sorry for the naked link, but I’m commenting on the smarty phone.” An indication that, yeah, she does know that there is a fancy link-mo-tron gizmo but isn’t able or willing to use it at the moment.

    Me, I’ll take ugly naked links all day long over unsourced random bullshit™.

    Just for you: Tower of Power, “You’re Still a Young Man.”

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    debbie says:

    @BruceFromOhio:

    I don’t know how many years it’s been since it came out, but Brother in Arms still makes me weepy.

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    Quinerly says:

    This Covington Catholic story is getting more press coverage in my news feed than Trump’s speech. VOX, TPM,, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, WaPO all have big pieces up.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    There are now three simultaneous posts up top on the same topic. Guess I’ll watch Victoria. All this is so depressing.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @WaterGirl: It’s all good. And about the other thing: We both understand that we care about each other. And as long as that’s the case, we have a shot. Time will tell.

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    Quinerly says:

    @zhena gogolia: oh my! I guess I need to catch up on posts. Here, I was hanging around on the music thread and debating in my mind about having a life again. 😈

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    debbie says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Calling Trump Jeb! may send him over the edge.

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    Sab says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: So would my rottmix.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: You’re crushing the playlist tonight!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @zhena gogolia: I saw that too. LOL.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: My favorite: “I don’t want to be that guy”, followed by absolutely being that guy.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Ben Cisco: I almost asked, but decided not to go there. I didn’t want to be sending the subliminal message that you can’t be happy unless that’s working the way you want to. But I am super glad you volunteered the information.

    No doors are shut and you both have space to let whatever happens, happen.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Aleta:

    This is why I’m such a dick about asking people for links or citations. It gives people a chance to follow up if they want more information, and sometimes it reveals that the short, hot take is not the whole story.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: I’ve been into some retro Brit R&B – the lead on this one reminds me of Marvin – https://youtu.be/JYNnc4dZT28

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    I hope you’re well stocked with lip balm or, if you’re a true Southerner, Mentholatum.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Quinerly: I think “Covington” is a really important story.

    The ugliness that Trump latched on to, and spreads, on display among “young men from good homes.” Some thinking to do there on where they got the idea that was acceptable behavior.

    I think this is a teaching moment.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    True.

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    Steeplejack says:

    El Chicano, “Viva Tirado.”

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    sdhays says:

    @Gravenstone: And just because he talked to Democratic Congresspersons (ok, Congressmen, because you know Mother wouldn’t allow him to talk to Congresswomen) doesn’t mean he actually heard what they said.

    What struck me is that other than the DACA bullshit it seems to include things that Democrats probably have offered as “border security related” things that could be a compromise and treated them as concessions. Whether that was intentionally insulting or just a result of VP Dense and Jared not really paying attention when talking to Democrats is anyone’s guess.

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    debbie says:

    Probably nothing to do with your links, but I just heard the Flamin’ Groovies’ “Shake Some Action” and I like it.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Ben Cisco: Longer, and quality is non-optimal, but vibes, and I daresay kinda Roy Ayers-like:https://youtu.be/_hWc8w4lMHQ

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    And as long as that’s the case, we have a shot.

    Let me know when you want Steep to supply you with a Satin Smoove™ playlist. LOL.

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    Kathleen says:

    @Mary G: I thought our 3 local news channels (5, 9 and 12) covered it in a straightforward manner with no “both sides” BS. Channel 5 (NBC affiliate) did blur the faces of the Nazis on the video. Channels 9 & 12 (Sinclair) did not. The Cincinnati Enquirer has been a disgrace for decades.
    ETA I saw new twist on Raw Story. Evidently the Nazis had been harassing a group of African Americans (shock) and the Indigenous marchers intervened, so the Nazis started harassing them.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Steeplejack:
    Thanks for the song! I either never noticed that preface or I forgot about it. I admit I don’t always read every comment. I’ll commit it to memory and be more careful with what I say.

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    Kathleen says:

    @WaterGirl: I also saw a statement to that effect on Twitter.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    I was hoping you would show up tonight. I’m definitely wallowing deep in our ’70s wheelhouse.

    The O’Jays, “Back Stabbers.”

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Brother, I am all in. I subscribed to Spotify a while back and it’s amazing. I never collected vinyl back in the day, wish I had.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @WaterGirl:

    Yes. LOL. “I’m not a [bad thing], but [heinous bad-thing statement].”

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @Quinerly:

    This Covington Catholic story is getting more press coverage in my news feed than Trump’s speech….

    Ah, that is sweet. Young MAGAs wrest away some of the vestiges of the DJT Admin’s control over the The Wall narrative. And look like shit in the process.
    Trump’s “Offer” is still at the top of my news feeds though. ( I’ve mentioned it before; https://www.hvper.com/ is an interesting news aggregator. )

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    Kathleen says:

    @Steeplejack: I used to work with Randy Crawford’s sister years ago. She was and is a lovely lady. She and Randy are from Cincinnati.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    Very nice!

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: OK, here we go – Isley Brothers, Harvest For The World – https://youtu.be/usIyVup8-rs

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @geg6:

    Cleo and I have really been bonding. She likes to boop noses with me and we have these fake wrestling matches where she attacks my firearm, fake biting and scratching, while I scritch her little belly. She’s adorable.

    Screaming cuteness!!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    Thanks! I’m going to check out his/​their stuff.

    Damn, I’m blanking on the name of a young white guy who did some really good neo-soul stuff a few years ago. I’m blocked because I keep thinking of Beck, “Debra.”

    Palate-cleansing good song from Beck: “Deadweight.”

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    Quinerly says:

    Well, I’m leaving Mr. Knopfler and moving on to Johnny Cash’s ex son in law….
    “Stoplight Roses”….. a good start. ❤️💜💚

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Loose Ends – out of the UK. Awesome group. The longer version of that song is only available on vinyl, and only in the UK. What I wouldn’t do to get my hands on it…

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @Steeplejack:

    This is why I’m such a dick about asking people for links or citations.

    I love these requests; seriously – the reader links give life to this blog. (Also spiders like to eat ’em :-) [crawlers including search engine crawlers]
    Personally, seeing unattributed stuff, my first reaction is to do a cursory google search then if nothing turns up, a slightly longer search, then if nothing turns up, politely ask for sources/links/refs.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    You’re better off. I collected vinyl obsessively, then lost it all in the terrible fire of ’02. It’s all on line anyway. Spotify is pure gold!

    I went through a period where I was sad because I thought there were some obscure LPs I had that would never show up on line. Then eventually they did. They’re out there.

    One such: Freddy Robinson, “Black Fox.” From his album The Coming Atlantis. I think that (or the first Santana album) was the first LP I bought after I got to college. Almost 50 year ago! Kee-rist!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Kathleen:

    Cool! I like her stuff a lot. Randy’s, I mean. Dunno about her sister. (Joke.) Is she musical?

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    Kathleen says:

    @Steeplejack: Tower of Power. Now you got me going!

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: First one I paid for with my own dough – “Family Reunion” by the O’Jays. Speaking of which: Living for the weekend – https://youtu.be/PMVN-rSTJtw

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    Steeplejack says:

    Another “lost” oldie: Deirdre Wilson Tabac, “I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometime.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    The longer version of that song is only available on vinyl, and only in the UK.

    Now on my target list.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    A classic. Love that Marvin Gaye-esque piano.

    Speaking of, “Trouble Man.”

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    Ben Cisco says:

    A rarity – Michael Franks live, “I Hope It’s You” – https://youtu.be/KYmPFWPsqYc

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Steeplejack:
    We are cool, right?

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Awesome!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷:

    Well, I’m sure you’re cool, but I think I’m sliding into irrelevant has-been-hood.

    But, yes, together we are cool.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Grover Washington Jr – Lock It In The Pocket – https://youtu.be/91_0stJILP0

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yes! Thank you! I was probably going to think of it at 3:00 a.m. and wake up everybody on the blog to tell them.

    We’ll have to do a “roots of punk” thread one night.

    Love, “7 and 7 Is.”

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    Ben Cisco says:

    David Sanborn and Marcus Miller – Run For Cover live – https://youtu.be/87AKKkrtftM

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus, @Steeplejack:

    Aw, who am I kidding? I was never going to think of it. Thanks again.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: It is one of the reasons I am here.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    Oh, man, Grover. There’s a whole playlist right there.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Quinerly:

    It does take a lot of time, the B-J habit. But I’m retired, and my hobbies were building stuff and rock hounding, both of which take more out of you than I have to give anymore, so spending time here is a good thing, mostly.

    I try to do more give and take now than I used to. Try not to piss people off, although when someone pisses me off, and redoubles their efforts several times — whoo boy! This last Russian troll, I told him to DIAF right off, then decided I was hasty and asked for that comment to be deleted, that I was too hasty. I was wrong. As if that bully was autistic!

    I wish Monday was gonna be broadcast live by C-SPAN, the day at that piss-ant HS full of religious bigots, I mean. That would be worth watching, but I fly outta here Tuesday, TSA willing, for AZ, and have to be busy packing Monday.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    The Blues Magoos, “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet.” Masters of the fuck-you (non-)lip-sync. Aided by clueless camera work, as per the time.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: My dad bought that album – it’s still in the house. Molded me. Framed my musical references.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine: https://youtu.be/nC9dQOnUyao

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Good stuff! But it almost hurts me to look at these guys while they’re performing. What I’m seeing doesn’t match with what I’m hearing. I know—racist!

    This neo-soul stuff tugs me toward Simply Red. “It’s Only Love.”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Off to watch some more “Vexed.”

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Their triumph – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – https://youtu.be/zTcu7MCtuTs

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    Donald Byrd, “(Falling LIke) Dominoes.”

    Okay, another amnesia moment: there is a song that I thought was by Donald Byrd or the Blackbyrds, something like “We Are the Golden Apples of the Sun,” but I’m coming up blank. That is, what comes up on YouTube is not what I’m thinking of.

    You and Omnes are crossing the streams. You may open a portal.

    Donald Byrd, “Woman of the World.” Not the song I was thinking of, but a good one.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Here’s one from Incognito – “Still Waters” – https://youtu.be/H5hcU8OhoQg

    Maysa is amazing!

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    Steeplejack says:

    Okay, I’m spent. Going out with a couple of proto neo white soul songs.

    The Buckinghams, “Don’t You Care.”

    The Young Rascals, “Lonely Too Long.”

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Steeplejack: Incognito – Shades of Blue – https://youtu.be/T8RCoSgLcv8

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Citrus Sun – So What Can I Do – https://youtu.be/M_o5C8PH_-g

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Ben Cisco, @Ben Cisco:

    Excellent! My brain is too full. But I’m gonna circle back and listen to all this stuff with my coffee tomorrow.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Quinerly:
    Got a picture of Poco in a t-shirt 👕?😏

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