Politically, I'm somewhere left of center, best I can tell....not really sure?
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Funny, an article that's admonishing Americans for the excessive purchasing of clothes that we really don't need.
As I'm posting this , there's a GQ ad on new shirts that's distracting me. I'm trying hard not to click.
Is this a schizophrenic country or what?!
Posted by shane at 2019-12-08 01:58 PM | Reply
#2 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR
Yep. "The Forever War" is indeed here.
Posted by shane at 2019-12-05 01:38 PM | Reply
#10 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG >
It went by your birthday. They would put 366 capsules in a bowl. Inside each capsule was a day of the year (including February 29th). They would draw one capsule at a time and read the date.
See the link below and see how you would've done back in the draft lottery of 1969. The first 195 picks eventually ended up serving.
Posted by shane at 2019-12-03 04:00 PM | Reply
".....America has a history of sending poor boys off to war while rich boys stay home....."
#1 | POSTED BY DANNI
Yep. And here's a list of many of America's elite who stayed home. These guys run the country.
Posted by shane at 2019-12-03 01:36 PM | Reply
Sometimes I think Philip K. Dick was a modern day Prophet.
Posted by shane at 2019-11-28 02:21 PM | Reply
Black Friday is meaningless now. All the stores are jumping the gun. My wife was looking for a Laptop at Bestbuy the other day. The clerk said that all the Black Friday prices have been in effect since November 1st.
Posted by shane at 2019-11-28 02:00 PM | Reply
This all harkens back to George Carlin's comedy routine on "Stuff"
Posted by shane at 2019-11-25 09:28 PM | Reply
He's right. This is the city of Denver's problem and responsibility. They essentially ignore these transients because they really don't know quite what to do about them. The business owner is then subsequently effected by the city's negligence to solve the problem and then punished. They're pushing the problem onto the law abiding citizen.
We're upside down.
Posted by shane at 2019-11-16 01:12 AM | Reply
"The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it."
But what an irony! Mr Obama is where he is because of the destruction of an age old American system (segregation) and remade into something different(integration). The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and then the subsequent Civil Rights of 1968 because of the race riots and various other forms of discrimination that were rampant in the USA. I remember in the late 60's when inner city race riots were commonplace. The country was in flames. Many African-Americans that lived during those days call it "The Revolution"
Posted by shane at 2019-11-15 10:30 PM | Reply
#2| POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER
Bourbon is whiskey, a type of whiskey only made in America, overwhelmingly in Kentucky but it doesn't have to be in Kentucky, but it has to be made in the USA. That's a Federal law. It originated in Bourbon County Kentucky back in the 1700s. America had plenty of corn so the distillers started using corn more than barley. The recipe has to be at least 51% corn the rest can be barley or wheat.
Posted by shane at 2019-11-03 04:59 PM | Reply
"The brain as a filter to the outside world is being overwhelmed."
#4 | POSTED BY CORKY
I call my smartphone a "Pocket Oracle",
I really have to force myself to put it down.
Yes, we're being deluged with information and our appetite for it is insatiable. I often wonder what the long term effects on our society will be?
Posted by shane at 2019-10-26 01:56 PM | Reply
Is my imagination running away with me? , or does this guy really look like a middle aged Charlie Brown?
Posted by shane at 2019-10-26 01:21 PM | Reply
#8 posted by Corky >
We can't forget Rowdy Yates and Mr.Favor
Posted by shane at 2019-10-25 07:45 PM | Reply
I love this old boogie woogie style of piano. This is Jon Blohm (a Swede)playing this old piano style. Oddly enough this American music and dance style has revived in Europe.
It looks so fun.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-25 07:23 PM | Reply
Theme from "The Magnificent Seven"
Forgive me, I'm a hopeless romantic fool.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-25 06:42 PM | Reply
" With the right woman there's no stopping me"
Tony Montana from the movie "Scarface"(1983)
Posted by shane at 2019-10-25 02:59 PM | Reply
My favorite sad, lonesome, but beautiful songs.
"Amarillo by Morning" by George Strait
"Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton
And an real oldie but goodie:
"Is anybody going to San Anton?" By Charlie Pride
Posted by shane at 2019-10-18 09:10 PM | Reply
#4 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT >
Now wait a minute, are you trying to tell me that Rogers is an Archon of the Demiurge?
Posted by shane at 2019-10-11 06:59 PM | Reply
I've read some really weird and strange stories over the years on the DR, but I think this one takes the cake.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-11 03:23 PM | Reply
My father saw Gandhi on a street corner giving a speech to a crowd around 1946 , 1947 time frame.
My father became a merchant sailor after WW2. He "jumped ship" (didnt report back to duty)after they pulled into Bombay one time. He walked around the country for six months. He was so fascinated with India.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-05 11:40 PM | Reply
#31 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN >
Ok Gotcha, and for all these years I thought you were just this mild mannered reporter.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-04 05:10 PM | Reply
Nulli, to me Bernie is the only candidate I've seen in many years that's finally talking meat and potatoes issues. I know you like to criticize and lampoon the phony insulated elite left a lot in this country , who've turned the Democrats into "Republican-light"(I'm in your "Amen corner" on calling the Democratic party, the party of Martha's Vineyard). But who do think is out there speaking for the working class? What are your core beliefs? Or is it just hopeless, America has run its course and we're an empire in the declining stages and just don't know it?
Posted by shane at 2019-10-04 03:59 PM | Reply
Most politicians will project a carefully shaped persona, choose words cautiously so as to give out ambiguous nice sounding messages, trite worn out aphorisms. Bernie is one of the few presidential candidates that doesn't do this. He just tells it like it is.
Bernie's not a politician. He's the same guy that you drink a beer with on a Saturday afternoon BBQ in the backyard and you're both venting realistic opinions/frustrations about the country.
Bernie's your neighbor.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-04 02:43 PM | Reply
Insurrection will never happen with militia groups. The US Military is way too sophisticated today. They'd make short work of these dudes. If it ever does happens it would be a military coup from the top down(see movie " Seven Days in May, 1964).
I still have a lot of confidence in this country. We're just going through a rough period. We've experienced worse times than this and got through.
Posted by shane at 2019-10-03 02:52 PM | Reply
27 | POSTED BY GONOLES92
I do 12 to 14 hour turns every shift. 460 to 510 miles per night. I do 4 of those every week
Lots of time for podcasts
Posted by shane at 2019-10-02 07:13 PM | Reply
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