Category Archives: Tommy T

Today on Tommy T’s Random Ruminations – Leaping Lemmings edition

You know, people – I’m obviously fascinated with the GOP’s destruction of their own voting base – old white people, of course.

Do they realize that by spreading the anti-vaxxer tropes, they’re killing their own voters?

Is this intentional? Is there someone at the top (no, not The Darnold, someone who actually runs things) who is a Democratic Party plant? A double agent whose mission is to put the Dems back in power permanently?

It’s a legitimate question, and I can’t come up with a lot of answers for “why are they so intent in killing their own voters?”

Do they think they can pin this on President Biden somehow, when we have to start piling their bodies in refrigerated trucks again?

I have to agree with Showercap when he says : The practical effect of all this disinformation has been to feed your audience directly into the queue with the captive bolt pistol at the end.

Showercap also speculated because they’re all in Big Mortician’s pocket?, but he was kidding.

I think.

I’ll let Joe Heller have the last word:

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “How DARE you do what we did?” edition

(If you didn’t already know, I’m in Dallas, and have lived in Texas all my life)

Usually, the trope goes “That was then, this is now.”

Today I’m going to reverse it.

This is now :

Texas’ Abbott says Dems who ‘fled’ state over elections bill will be arrested upon return
Fox News via MSN ^ | 7/13/21 | Edmund DeMarche

Posted on 7/13/2021, 4:28:14 AM by Libloather

Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Republican, criticized state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to deprive the Legislature of a quorum, thus the ability to vote on the GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill.

Abbott appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.

“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.

Republicans argue the contentious bill would provide greater election security, while Democrats charge it would suppress voter turnout of minorities.

The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.

But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate

1 posted on 7/13/2021, 4:28:14 AM by Libloather
“Allowsteal”   “Alloysteel” wants to get medieval on their asses :
To: Libloather
Detained and put on a “body attachment”. This is an effective, if somewhat cumbersome method of assuring the designated person WILL comply with assigned duties in connection with the demands of a duly elected or appointed office, or of an appropriate court proceeding. Draconian, but used on occasion in the past, in accordance with old English law. There were once some rather recalcitrant members of Parliament who had to be brought in, and it was often used to assure that the accused criminal was brought before the King’s Bench.

Of course, you could just dunk them in the river to see if they float…

Today a writ of body attachment is used in preference to physically attaching a manacle between the designated person and an officer of the law.

4 posted on 7/13/2021, 4:40:05 AM by alloysteel ( Cows don’t give milk. You have to work for it.)

To: Libloather
Who the hell is advising them? It’s just plain wrong.
11 posted on 7/13/2021, 5:07:43 AM by Sacajaweau
Actually, no.
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This was then :
Oregon Senate Republicans leave the state to avoid climate bill vote
The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | June 20, 2019 | Hillary Borrud
Posted on 6/20/2019, 1:05:40 PM by gundogOregon Republican senators have left the Capitol and scattered in various directions outside the state in order to avoid being rounded up by troopers for a high-profile climate bill vote scheduled today.Reached just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario said he was on his way out of the state. “In a few moments, I will not be in Oregon,” said Bentz, who spent most of Wednesday meeting with Gov. Kate Brown’s staff in an effort to negotiate changes to the carbon cap-and-trade plan, House Bill 2020.*********************************

Good. That’s the only option remaining to Republicans.
1 posted on 6/20/2019, 1:05:40 PM by gundog
How soon they forget.
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Actually, I’ve had chameleons with longer memory spans.
To: fruser1
If they stay for a vote, the bill passes. If they leave, the Senate cannot form a quorum to hold the vote.
It’s the only way to stop stupid.
8 posted on 6/20/2019, 1:12:55 PM by Uncle Miltie (Trump 2020 – Re-Elect the M*****F***er!)

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Oh – and BTW, love your handle.

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Today on Tommy T’s Random Ruminations – “In da HOUSE” edition

I know our beloved Athenae did TV reviews (mostly “Game Of Thrones” and “Battlestar Gallactica”), so please allow me just this one.

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Ok – for starters, I’m a “House, M.D.” addict, even though I started watching it after the series finished.

In spite of the wonderful script-writing, and even better performances from Hugh Laurie, et. al, there was one thing that drove me nuts – the protagonists.

The network executives insisted on a protagonist to battle House, because they thought the procedural nature of the series wasn’t engaging enough. They were imbeciles.

The first one was the guy who bought his way into power (and no, big-time donors don’t start trying to run everything in the company they are contributing to), Edward Vogler. The network execs thought this was a good idea. David Shore and the writers thought it was a stupid idea.  The execs won.

Fox demanded a bad guy to be added to the show, a few months before House went on a Christmas hiatus.[2] Shore opposed Fox’s request, because he thought adding such a character would be a bad idea.[2] Although Shore thought he managed to convince the producers not to add the character, during his vacation in Israel, he was informed that Jeff Zucker, the head of the Universal studio, had threatened to cut the season short by six episodes unless the character was added

The “story arc” with Vogler lasted about five episodes. He was just a bully, and did nothing to advance the narrative.

Did the execs learn from that spectacular flop?  No.

They then introduced another antagonist, Detective Michael Tritter.

Tritter’s beef with House was that House had put a rectal thermometer in him after being told how to practice medicine (told by a cop to the most famous and highly-paid diagnostician in America), then walked off and left Tritter in the exam room with the thermometer sticking out of his rectum, and went home.

Tritter, in turn decided to follow House wherever he went, arrest him for his prescribed medication, search his house for Vicodin, threaten House’s medical team as if they were Mafia Capos, and threaten to have House’s medical license revoked and House sent to jail.

These are the actions of a Glenn Close-style revenge stalker, not a LEO.

In the show, Tritter was allowed to do these bullying tactics with no interference from anyone. Not Dean Cuddy, not Tritter’s Department bosses, not even House’s lawyer (who was only sightly less effective than a dead frog).

In reality – well, I’ll let  commenter “Dilux” set it out (including the Vogler character) :

My biggest problem with this arc was how hard it was to suspend my disbelief with the whole situation. There is no lawyer worth his salt that wouldn’t have taken Tritter and his precinct apart on account of the blatant harassment and intimidation tactics that were taking place during the course of his “investigation”, you cant just seize or freeze peripheral peoples assets willy nilly either. I kept rolling my eyes every time Tritter waved his magical police wand and did whatever he wanted to do, police work isn’t like that its a bureaucracy no one gets carte blanche, particularly when that nobody’s interests are built on a personal altercation.
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Vogler is a control freak. Rather than just make a regular donation, he wanted to oversee how the hospital will spend it. He then begins slowly taking over and trying to get House fired, first for being unprofessional and then because he humiliated him in public for revealing a new drug he was selling was a scam.
The creators of the show weren’t fond of Vogler due to the fact that the executives of Fox demanded an antagonist to go against Dr. House. They were able to get rid of him though when the show went through some ratings clout.

There you go. You go after a DOCTOR – with a Doctor’s money and resources?

You’d not only get sued for harassment by a team of lawyers that only a Doctor could afford, you’d get fired for it, and end up lucky to get a job bagging groceries in a Piggly Wiggly.

You’d also have every one from the ASU to the BJA on your ass like murder hornets.

But never mind that. The issue is that network execs thought that House needed antagonists.

He already had two of them.

His disease of the week – and himself.

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Today on Tommy T’s Random Ruminations – Terminal Stupidity edition

You know, I’ve tried – really TRIED to have sympathy for idiot anti-vaxxers.

I really have.  At least I’ve tried to have sympathy for their friends and families they infected while they were asymptomatically blowing the virus into the air around them.

But I’m running out of fucks to give.  Seriously.

A nurse.

A fucking ER NURSE.

The stupidity of the “You can’t tell me what to do with my body”  (irony meter pegged) cult is fatal.

Even the ones that COVID doesn’t kill outright will spend a lot of their time in the hospital suffering from the “long-hauler” issues of lung, heart, kidney, and brain damage.

I used to smile at commenters on the internets making sarcastic jokes about denying medical help to people who thought “my immune system works” was going to save them.

I’m not so sure now that that wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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Today in Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Failing Fascist Fools edition

Still catching up from my short sabbatical – let’s get to the oldest post and work our way up – it’s Death penalty for protesting!

Videos: Woman Killed After Car Drove Into BLM Rioters Last Night In Minneapolis – BLM Beat The Snot Out Of The Driver 
USA Supreme ^ | 06.14.2021 | Bruce Hoenshell

Posted on 6/14/2021, 7:21:46 AM by USA Conservative

One person was killed and another injured Sunday night after being struck by a car in the Uptown area of Minneapolis during a protest, near the site where Winston Smith was shot by sheriff’s deputies earlier this month.

A witness said the eastbound SUV was moving at a high rate of speed as it approached just before midnight, and that the driver appeared to accelerate as they got closer to demonstrators who had blocked off Lake Street near Girard Avenue.

The driver struck a vehicle parked across one of the traffic lanes on Lake Street, apparently positioned to protect the crowd. That second vehicle then hit people.

*potentially disturbing* Moments after the crash occurred and the driver is being choked out on the ground by ‘demonstrators’.

Additional video from the scene in Uptown:

This appears to be the driver, who was detained by people at the scene. He seemed to be yelling “I’ll take my life.”

Twitter Link

The full Facebook video below: Facebook Link

The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his own injuries. Police have not yet released the suspect’s identity or if he currently faces any charges.

The female victim’s identity will eventually be released by a medical examiner.

D.J. Hooker is an organizer with Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and said people in the street had been playing volleyball and yard games when the crash happened later in the evening.

“A car came at us going like 70 or 80 miles an hour,” Hooker said in an interview. “There was one line of barriers and then a second barrier, and he sped up. He sped up. He went even faster as he approached us. You could hear it … start going even faster as he got close to us.”

Witnesses said the SUV hit the stationary vehicle hard enough to send it moving toward bystanders in the street.

“The car went through the air and it hit a young woman,” Hooker said.

This is a developing story. The USA Supreme will provide more details as they become available.

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I hate to say it, but this should serve as a lesson to every demonstrator that thinks they can block a roadway illegally and it will be all hunky-dory. Some people will not stop for you – and you will be seriously injured or killed. That is why you are not allowed to do that.
1 posted on 6/14/2021, 7:21:46 AM by USA Conservative
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Is it, now?
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To: USA Conservative

Anybody standing in the road blocking traffic should be killed.

10 posted on 6/14/2021, 7:46:57 AM by Sirius Lee (They intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live and live like you are prepping for eternal life)

There you go. The New Nazis want to implement the death penalty for protesting.
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I wonder what their reaction would be if someone mowed down a group of anti-abortion protestors?
Probably a bit different, I’d say.
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In truth, this “death penalty for protestors” thing doesn’t seem to work out that well in the real world :
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Neo-Nazi gets second life sentence in murder of protester in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago.

Leaving the real world, and diving back into Freeperville :
To: pepsi_junkie
One dead? Well it’s a start.
32 posted on 6/14/2021, 11:57:23 AM by JayAr36 (My disgust with government is complete.)
How well did that work out for you assholes this time? Did the murderer get a gold star and the key to the City?
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Hmmm – not that well, I see.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with random ruminations – “Big Pharma” edition

“Big pharma doesn’t cure….”

I’m sick of people saying that “Big Pharma doesn’t cure diseases”. Cures are few and far between (the most recent cure is the one for Hepatitis),because once the damage is done, it’s done.

It’s a little like saying that regular oil changes don’t fix a cracked engine block – of course they won’t, but they might have PREVENTED the hung valve that broke the engine block.

The Eliquis I take keeps me from having multiple AFIB-generated strokes like the ones that struck down my Mom and destroyed her brain, (and the ones that paralyzed her Mom and Dad and destroyed THEIR brains) It doesn’t “cure strokes”.

The Allopurinol I take doesn’t cure me from having had kidney stones, it prevents me from getting them ever again. The first time YOU have one, you’ll be screaming for that pill.

The Januvia I take doesn’t prevent me from having congestive heart failure due to the hereditary deficiencies in my lower limb circulation (my Mom lost both of her legs to this), it ameliorates it.

Now – which one do you want to take away from me?

 

 

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Something Old” edition

We’ll skip the “borrowed and “blue” parts, and start off with the “something new” stuff, if you don’t mind :

You’re probably aware, if you follow this series, that the $88,000 / quarter Freepathon beg-a-thon is a prominent part of Freeperville, and how Jim Rob and his son manage to live on a measly $160,000/ year each beggars (see what I did there?) the imagination.

It’s also no secret that the end of each one and the beginning of the next one have been slowly creeping together.  Lately, though……

Woo hoo!! OVER THE TOP!! Congratulations and thank you all very much!! God bless. [FReepathon Thread]
Posted on 6/24/2021, 9:41:39 AM by Jim Robinson

Please note the date.

And now –

Woo hoo!! And our 3rd quarter 2021 FReepathon is now underway!!
Posted on 7/1/2021, 8:52:00 AM by Jim Robinson

Woo hoo indeed.

Six days.

Six days between the end of one freepathon and the beginning of the next.

They might as well just leave the progress indicator pasted at the top of the page.

I used to think (and kinda still do) that Jim Rob always fudged the “end of the Freepathon” by claiming a touchdown from the 30-yard line, but now I’m not so sure.  Freepers would occasionally complain about the beginning of the next bleg coming so much closer to the previous one (in olden times, they raised the money for the quarter in less than a month), only to be chastised by all and sundry for being a ungrateful commie.

Now? Not a peep.

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with random ruminations – headroom edition

 

Headroom

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I just added a second 1X12″ 120W subwoofer to The Home Theater From Hell.

Why? One word. Headroom.

Modern soundtracks make pretty heavy demands on home theater sound systems. If you have a crappy little soundbar, that’s going to get overloaded and possibly even push the amplifier into clipping (distortion) during the peaks that abound in today’s movie soundtracks. (movie soundtracks? these days even COMMERCIALS have low-end artifacts that sound like a tank coming down your street)

Nothing sounds worse than a speaker / amplifier system approaching its limit.  Amplifier manufacturers even put compressors in the amplifiers to push back the wattage when peaks hit so the amps don’t crap out.

Look at it like this – you have two cars going 80mph. A Ferrari and a Volkswagen.

Suddenly, you need to be going 90mph. The Volkswagen might do it, but the motor is stressed to the breaking point.

The Ferrari? Effortless acceleration.

The amount or reserve power in any speaker system isn’t about volume. It’s about CLEAN volume.

The speaker size / capacity also isn’t about volume. It’s about barely pushing the speakers to produce that volume. I use JBL 4412 studio monitors for mains, which also have 12s.

(side note – I spent a large part of my life hearing my musical group’s songs being mixed on them, and later, mixing (as a engineer/producer) other people’s music on them.
I’d go home afterwards and hear my crappy home stereo speakers and I couldn’t stand it.
I said to myself : “One day I’ll have a pair of these in my living room.”.)
And now I do.
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This is why I have double the wattage and speaker capacity most people would consider adequate.

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That’s also the reason my bass rig sounds so kick-ass. (IMHO)

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – “World’s Biggest Loser” edition

Yeah, I know I said I was going to take a week off, but this was too good to ignore :

Trump Says He ‘Didn’t Win’ The 2020 Election And Wants Biden To ‘Do Well’
forbes.com ^ | June 17, 2021 | Andrew Solender

Posted on 6/17/2021, 10:22:07 PM by Berlin_Freeper

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday came as close as he’s ever been to conceding his 2020 election loss in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, also claiming he is rooting for President Joe Biden’s success on the world stage.

Trump said that although he did “much better” in 2020 than he did in 2016 in terms of total votes, “we didn’t win,” adding that the result was “shocking.”

1 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:22:07 PM by Berlin_Freeper
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Let’s examine that for a moment, shall we?
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Trump Says He ‘Didn’t Win’ The 2020 Election.
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Hmmm.
To: Berlin_Freeper
What ?
4 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:23:51 PM by libh8er
He said :  Trump Says He ‘Didn’t Win’ The 2020 Election.
To: Berlin_Freeper

lol. this thread will be fun to watch.

5 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:24:37 PM by JohnBrowdie

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To: JohnBrowdie

Indeed. Folks will be on here soon to say that President Trump meant to say that he did not win his battle in court regarding election fraud.

Whatever and however. A spin is a spin.

32 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:45:49 PM by Responsibility2nd (I love my country. It’s my government that I hate.)

Aaaand – GO!!!
To: libh8er
Trump doesn’t say/do things randomly. There’s a strategy behind it.. but what ?
7 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:25:03 PM by libh8er
To: LastDayz
I need to see the video before I believe this.
9 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:26:30 PM by CaptainK (“If life’s really hard, at least its short”)
To: Berlin_Freeper
This is classic Trump pys-ops folks
13 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:28:40 PM by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Free Republic: The Internet’s 1st social media platform. Since 1996.)
To: Berlin_Freeper
Had no idea Forbes was ran by rabid leftists
18 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:32:12 PM by Smellin Salt
Yeah – those commies over at Forbes never speak up for the millionaires among us.  Bastards.
To: Responsibility2nd
it’s pay-ops! it’s 9-d chess! it’s fake news! it’s strategery!
this thread is comedy gold.
34 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:48:48 PM by JohnBrowdie
Ssshhhh.
To: FreeReign
it’s over. it has been over for months.
38 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:56:42 PM by JohnBrowdie
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Come on – where’s that indomitable Freeper spirit?
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To: mrsmith

After approval by the states and the Congress the election is over. So says the Constitution (which many here hate obviously). Constitution says nothing about cheating or fairness. But it says it’s over.If the states base their certifications on fraud, then no it isn’t over, or at least no it shouldn’t be over.

Fraud vitiates all contracts, documents and judgements.

Fraud taints everything resulting from it. If a tree is poisonous, so too is its fruit.

That all said, our cowardly SC most likely won’t get involved, but they should.

36 posted on 6/17/2021, 10:54:40 PM by FreeReign
Rebuttal?
To: FreeReign
So says the Constitution (which many here hate obviously).

Hate it all you want.
Hate it over and over.

Of course our Founders understood nothing- at least compared to a genius like you…

39 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:02:46 PM by mrsmith (US MEDIA: ” Every ‘White’ cop is a criminal! And all the ‘non-white’ criminals saints!”)

Ouchie.
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We will now hear from Senator Blutarski :

I can’t think of
One thing,
Not one.
Except
Crushing a Beer can
on my Head.
A Full One.

51 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:13:37 PM by Big Red Badger (Be Still and Know that I Am God. Rev 19)

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To: FreeReign
trump did nothing more than admit what he can no longer deny; that he didn’t win. there is no context you can create that changes the meaning of “we didn’t win”. it means that he didn’t win.

ok, what are you going to do when the AZ audit turns out to be a dry hole — which it inevitably will?

declare the auditors to be part of the conspiracy? call people rinos, and bravely type away on your lethal keyboard that republicans should be voted out of office because democrats are destroying the country?

57 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:24:58 PM by JohnBrowdie

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Why not? It’s what Freepers do each and every time they lose an election.
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And now – the post of the thread!
To: Berlin_Freeper
Hey Trump, stop talking and play golf. We don’t need you.
43 posted on 6/17/2021, 11:06:40 PM by Percy Quattro
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Couldn’t have said it better myself.
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Going to try for that mental health break again – wish me luck.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with random ruminations – tech support humour edition

Tech Support humour

Years ago, at my first tech support job for GTE, there was a Supervisor who had that obnoxious “You’ve got mail” .wav file tagged to his Outlook incoming mail event.

Fifty times a day. “You’ve got mail!” “You’ve got mail!” “You’ve got mail!” “You’ve got mail!” “You’ve got mail!” “You’ve got mail!”

I was pretty fed up after a week of this, and the next time there was a Supervisors meeting, I went to his machine, unlocked it with my Admin password, and replaced that event sound with one I had brought from home – the sound of someone violently projectile-vomiting. It was in stereo, and so well-recorded that you could hear the secondary splatter and chunks falling from the wall after the initial – um, surge.

Then I turned the sound card volume up all the way, and removed the volume control icon from the systray. I went to several of the techs on the floor and had them prepare innocuous emails to the Supervisor and not send them until they saw him come through the door to the floor after the meeting.

He did, and they did. Puzzlement on his face turned to revulsion which turned to anger, which turned to horror when he realized that the puking and splattering that filled the air was coming from his machine. Panic when he was unable to mute the volume, and desperation as he yanked the speaker leads out of the back of the computer.

As Tech Sargeant Chen from Galaxy Quest always says:

“It’s the simple things in life you treasure.”

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “It’s just the flu, bro” edition

Good morning, everyone! Get your ISO suits on, because not only are we doing a deep dive into stupidity, we’re going into a highly infectious COVID-19 zone.

If you weren’t already aware of it, there’s been a frequent series of threads entitled “Flubros and flubras” aimed at COVID-19 deniers, even as the pandemic has slain Americans by the hundreds of thousands  It follows the former guy’s dictum of :

Finally, after deciding that he’s beating a dead horse (another Freeper started a mocking series of posts entitled “The Butcher’s Bill (it’s just the flu, bro)“, the “Flubros and flubras” originator, “impimp” (insert your own joke here) is giving up, but is still a disbeliever.

Flubros and Flubras Final Daily Thread! Year 2 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)
http://www.Freerepublic.com ^ | 15 May 2021 | Impimp

Posted on 5/15/2021, 12:11:10 AM by impimp

It’s just the flu, bro.

There are a few TBD items with the Coronavirus: 1.Will they resume the lockdown in the fall/winter when flu season picks up? 2.Will there be a vaccine passport in any way? 3.When will laggards like churches, schools and hardcore blue states finally see the light?

I will post a Flubro thread if anything related to these items, or something else interesting pops up. But the daily thread is over now that the CDC has relaxed somewhat. It’s been great fun and I have enjoyed discussing Coronavirus items with Flubros and Flubras over the past 15 months. I like to think that we influenced many Freepers, who are, of course, more influential politically than the Illuminati. I also like to think that in some small way we made things better and freer here in America. Well done FRiends!

1 posted on 5/15/2021, 12:11:10 AM by impimp
To: who_would_fardels_bear

If a man with a pair of testicles can identify as a woman then surely you can identify as a vaccinated person, no?

6 posted on 5/15/2021, 2:11:58 AM by Tipllub

Dunno – let’s cut yours off and find out.
To: impimp
Thank you, impimp! You did a great job, day in and day out, to keep the FReeper FearPorn from infecting our brains.

“Freeper Fearporn” is the name of my next band.

It was a  magnanimous  worthless and lethal effort.

FIFY.

Too bad so many were, and still are, so afraid that they will only obey they overlords, no matter how willy nilly the rules of the overlords are.

23 posted on 5/15/2021, 8:15:05 AM by FamiliarFace

Then, the author of the “Butcher’s Bill” posts just has to ruin “impimp”s fun :
To: impimp

+733 DEAD

+39,095 NEW CASES

***599,314** TOTAL DEAD

31 posted on 5/15/2021, 10:20:11 AM by Kozak (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TV)

Killboy  Killjoy.
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Fortunately, it’s just the flu.
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Right?
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TED NUGENT ON COVID-19 FIGHT: ‘I DIDN’T THINK I WAS GONNA MAKE IT’
UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 28, 2021
Posted on 4/29/2021, 1:56:38 PM by nickcarrawayTed Nugent has revealed that he feared for his life during his recent battle with COVID-19.”Five or six days ago, it was really bad. I didn’t think I was gonna make it,” the guitarist declared during a live webcast tonight. “I literally couldn’t function for about 20 hours… I’ve never been so scared in all my life.”He described his symptoms as a “six-foot-two, 225-pound headache, like nothing I have ever experienced. I mean, from the tip of my toes to the top of my hair I literally was dizzy and weak and struggled to get up to go to the bathroom.”Nugent then explained that a group of doctors came to his aid, with one even paying for a private plane to take him to a hospital. “They came from around the world, they go, ‘Uncle Ted we got the stuff, Uncle Ted don’t worry we got you covered, Uncle Ted we’re sending a plane and we’re taking you to the UT medical center and we got ya, man!’ I could literally cry, it was so powerful.”
1 posted on 4/29/2021, 1:56:39 PM by nickcarraway
“I literally was dizzy and weak and struggled to get up to go to the bathroom.” 
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – “Five stages” edition

The Stages Of Barbara’s Unemployment

I wrote this some years ago, when Barbara was unceremoniously dumped from her long-time job at SEI.

I believe that there are enough people looking for work again to make this relevant today.

(Oh – and since the death of Brillo the Scottish Deerhound, the house is petless for the first time since we met 20 years ago)

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Stage 1 – Elation.

Sleeps late.

Gets dressed

Goes around the house singing “Ding Dong The Witch is Dead”. (her former boss was an asswipe)

Plays a lot of computer Maj-Johng.

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Stage 2 – Catching up.

Gets up with me.

Gets dressed.

Starts cleaning house like the proverbial white tornado.

Washes and waxes pets.

Catalogues everything in house alphabetically.

Puts resume out.

Cleans house again.

Attempts to alphabetize firewood.

Calls all her old friends – as an afterthought, calls her brother.

Attempts to alphabetize pets – discovers that placing Bailey Bulldog next to Kingsford Kitty doesn’t work very well.

Looks for bandages.

Cooks dinner for me.

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Stage 3 – Apprehension.

Posts resume again.

Goes around house turning lights off.

Gets cable bill.

Gets phone bill.

Gets water bill.

Goes around house making sure taps aren’t dripping and tuns sprinklers off.

Gets electricity bill.

Turns main breaker off and hides in closet.

Turns electricity back on again long enough to post resume again.

Turns breakers back off and returns to closet.

I cook dinner.

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Stage 4 – Panic

Wakes up at 3:30AM.

Puts on warm clothes and turns heat off.

Thinks about going to the store because we’re out of everything, but decides not to, because she’s almost out of gas.

Tests her email to see if it is actually working.

Beats animals for being hungry and whimpering

Posts resume again.

Calls all her old friends again, but by now they are watching their Caller ID, and refuse to pick up.

Posts resume again.

Starts calculating how much the furniture will fetch at a garage sale.

No dinner.

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Stage 5 – Depression

Stays in pajamas all day.

Reads.

Pets are all dead from starvation.

I have started eating out to avoid her.

Accuses me of not loving her any more.

Screams at me for not washing my breakfast dish.

I take the slide and magazine out of the Glock and hide them.

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Stage 6 – Gets new job !!!

Goes shopping for all new wardrobe.

Has car washed.

Back to normal again – whew!

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Suspension of disbelief edition

Did someone say “suspended”?

Facebook suspends former U.S. President Trump’s account for two years
Reuters ^ | June 4, 2021

lPosted on 6/4/2021, 11:45:31 AM by Coronal

Facebook on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform for two years, a decision that has been watched closely for signals on how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.

1 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:45:31 AM by Coronal
One…two…three…
To: Coronal

Hey ZUCK….they WILL get you!!! eventually GOD will get you.

5 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:48:01 AM by Ann Archy (Abortion……. The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)

God is now a “they”?
To: Coronal

TechnoTotalitarianism is what we are under.

Facebok is simply a way to communicate, as was the phone when it came out.

Imagine if a political ideology had controlled who could use a phone and who couldn’t based on phone conversations beginning in 1900.

11 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:51:00 AM by ifinnegan ( Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)

To: Coronal

What right does Facebook or other websites have to ban, prohibit or suspend people from its website?

14 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:51:29 AM by Meatspace

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I guess that only applies to bakers who don’t want to put teh gay on their wedding cakes, huh?
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To: Coronal

so he can’t talk  spew bullshit conspiracy theories, disinformation, and hatred  to the US

21 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:54:00 AM by butlerweave

FIFY.
To: Meatspace

They’re a private company, they can choose whether or not they want to allow individual persons or organizations to use their platform. They have that right.

25 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:54:22 AM by Coronal

And of course, dozens and dozens of posts about Freepers cancelling the Facebook accounts they never had, in protest…
To: Coronal

I will never be on Facebook.

39 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:59:23 AM by webheart (I already had COVID disease and 2 vaccine shots Can I take the mask off now?)

The world thanks you.
To: Coronal

Oh the horrors! Meanwhile, Trump is happily creating his own social media platform, from what I’ve read.

15 posted on 6/4/2021, 11:51:36 AM by Lucky2 (Biden or Harris are NOT my presidents.)

Yeah – about that….

Trump scraps short-lived blogNBC News ^ | June 2, 2021 | Jonathan Allen Posted on 6/2/2021, 10:48:10 AM by deport

Former President Donald Trump has discontinued his short-lived blog.

“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have [been] and are working on,” Trump adviser Jason Miller said in confirming the decision to scrap “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” The news was first reported by CNBC.

The move comes as Trump is set to return to the campaign trail in an effort to help Republicans win control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms as he considers whether to mount a third presidential campaign.

“He’s pretty consistently said that he’ll make a decision after the midterms,” Miller told NBC News last week. “I wouldn’t hedge it one way or the other.”

1 posted on 6/2/2021, 10:48:10 AM by deport
To: deport

Is he scrapping Brad Parscale again too?

2 posted on 6/2/2021, 10:49:46 AM by 9YearLurker

Hopefully.
To: deport

President Trump is a people to people talker.I don’t think anyone would mind a monthly rally in a different major city leading up to his 2023 nomination

3 posted on 6/2/2021, 10:51:03 AM by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they’re true !)
To: deport
I was not interested in it because it asked for money right off.

 

 

There has to be a better way.

8 posted on 6/2/2021, 11:02:20 AM by madison10

How about this :
To: knarf

It looks like PDJT be at a rally

 

Be he? fo sho?

 

Jun 12, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT, put on by FrankSpeech.

https://home.frankspeech.com/event/maga-frank-rally-somerset-wisconsin-june-12-2021

Trump,

He’ll be phoning it in, of course.

 

Diamond and Silk, Charlie Kirk, Dinesh D’Souza …

26 posted on 6/2/2021, 7:45:09 PM by MayflowerMadam (Faith, not fear. Faith, not faintheartedness.)

Wow – all the biggies. Will Gallagher be there?  And don’t forget El Rushbo, (via a Sidney Powell seance)!
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Today on Tommy T’s Random Ruminations – “Queen for a day” edition

Something a little different on this week’s RR.

They even got the “bell chord” effect right.

Barbara laughed as hard as I’ve ever heard her laugh when she saw it.

Best comment so far?

 

“Well done! My wife and I both laughed. Then she yelled at me.”

Dave Simmons

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Big Dumb Idiot” edition

Yet another quiet week in Freeperville, y’all. It’s like reading a transcript of the conversation on a Dallas Cowboys transport bus after they’ve lost yet another game – mostly quiet sulking.

Except, of course, for this –

FANATICS: THE DEEP END (Guess who the fanatics are)
Vice TV ^ | 5/29/2021 | ViceTV

Posted on 5/28/2021, 7:36:34 PM by Oshkalaboomboom

Alice Hines goes all in on a journey to the outer limits of obsession.

Season 1 Episode 1: “QAnon”

Alice investigates what causes people to think that storming the U.S. Capitol seemed like a good idea. What draws people to the cult of QAnon?

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Alice works for Vice TV and the New York Times. This is TV in the Biden Era. If it makes Trump supporters look bad, it’s gotta be good.
1 posted on 5/28/2021, 7:36:34 PM by Oshkalaboomboom
Of course, pretty much everything about Trump supporters makes them look bad, so that’s some low-hanging fruit for sure.
To: Oshkalaboomboom
Some who appear to support President Trump are also trying their hardest to drive rational supporters away from him with crazy conspiracy theories, wrong medical advice, name calling, false accusations and demands for sane people to go away.

Or in other words, any day on Free Republic ending in an “y”

The left is taking that gift and running with it.

2 posted on 5/28/2021, 7:44:20 PM by familyop (Natural born slaves are easily led to distrust and hate their intellectual benefactors.)

Why, thenk yew. I do my best.
And then :
To: familyop
I think Trump is a big, dumb idiot,

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How dare you insult big dumb idiots by comparing them to The Darnold?  And here, especially. Prepare for incoming fire!

 

but 95% percent of the Crazy conspiracies, bad Medical advice, false accusations and other things he never said were Rupars, taken or edited out of context by a dishonest media.

Bush/Romney republicans are even BIGGER idiots, because they think the media is their friend.

4 posted on 5/28/2021, 7:53:59 PM by UNGN

Sight!  Range! FIRE!!
To: UNGN
I think Trump is a big, dumb idiot
So, you’re a bigger billionaire

….who declares bankruptcy six times, and is working on his seventh.  And does that mean that Bill Gates would make a better President?

and you’ve been a better President than him?

Chester A. Arthur was a fucking better President than him.  He lost his second-term bid, too.

 

Any other lifetime achievements you’ve beat him at?

16 posted on 5/28/2021, 9:45:39 PM by BipolarBob (This is my chainsaw. There are many like it but this one is mine.)

Depends on how many women he’s grabbed by the pussy, I guess.
I’ve been watching Freepers slowly awaken to the fact that they were conned.  It’s like Orange Julius realizing he lost the election, but in ultra slow-motion.
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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – No Clubbing, No Cry edition

Why I don’t go clubbing

You see, I spent an incredible amount of my lifetime in live music clubs – almost always to play.

I have inhaled enough cigarette smoke to kill a hundred healthy men (in case you never noticed, most club stages put the musicians’ heads pretty close to the ceiling, where the smoke pools up) – sometimes I’d have to bend down to be able to see.

My Rickenbacker 4001 was snow white when I got it in 1977 – it’s nicotine ivory-coloured now. Sometimes I wonder if the inside of my lungs look like that.  (it’s the second one from the left in the pic below)

But the worst part?

If I’m not performing, I feel like I’m on break. I sit at the table with fingers drumming, one eye on the clock, subconsciously waiting for my 15 minutes to be up. Decades of playing live music in clubs has conditioned me to feel like this, and it doesn’t lend itself to enjoying the evening.

If I’m there, I’m there to play – and I give it every fucking thing I’ve got, because it’s all about you.

So – if you invite me to your gig and I don’t come, this is why. It’s just too much like going to your place of work, then just sitting there instead of working.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – old gold edition

Not much new in Freeperville this week, kiddies, so let’s look at some stuff from a few weeks ago, shall we?

First up – It’s gonna be YUGE!

‘It’s All Gonna Come Out’: Bannon Drops Major News About Election Case
Conservative Brief ^ | 5/10 | Carmine Sabia

Posted on 5/10/2021, 12:39:23 PM by TrumpianRepublican

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon revealed some massive news on Monday about Rudy Giuliani and his upcoming efforts.

During a segment on his podcast War Room, Bannon said it is “not by accident” that the deep state announced a probe on Giuliani for “FARA violations just as the investigations into the theft of the 2020 election are about to hit pay dirt.”

1 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:39:23 PM by TrumpianRepublican
When you think you’ve hit “pay dirt”, but you’ve actually just hit a septic tank….of course, when you go to the toilet, you usually hope “it’s all gonna come out”.
To: TrumpianRepublican

yeah……yeah…….yeah……

4 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:41:34 PM by wny ( )

They hate you, yeah yeah yeah!
To: TrumpianRepublican

I have nothing against Bannon specifically, but I’m tired of having my chain jerked with more “now its all gonna come out” or “this is where it all collapses” type statements.

5 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:42:03 PM by PGR88

The only thing more entertaining than a Trump-humper being convinced that The Darnold is going to be put in office is a Trump-humper tired of having his chain yanked about it.  Never gets old.
To: TrumpianRepublican

it didn’t all come out the last time he said it was about to all come out. I think it probably all stays in.

7 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:43:18 PM by JohnBrowdie

Heh.
To: PGR88

Yep. “Once one falls, they all fall” and “This is huge” is getting old.

8 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:46:12 PM by albie

Not for me, angel drawers – not for me. Keep slipping on that banana peel forever and ever.
To: TrumpianRepublican

Suicide watch for Bannon.

22 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:58:34 PM by Vaquero ( Don’t pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you. )

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I’m on it!
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To: TrumpianRepublican
24 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:58:53 PM by Sans-Culotte (11/3-11/4/2020 – The USA became a banana republic.)
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Dude – dud.
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To: TrumpianRepublican
This hearkens back to Hannity’s “bombshells”. Tick tock.I’m bombshelled out with anemic “revelations”.

26 posted on 5/10/2021, 12:59:20 PM by Governor Dinwiddie (Working like Crazy to support the Lazy.)

 

To: TrumpianRepublican

Jim, please change this website to FEyore Republic.

32 posted on 5/10/2021, 1:02:17 PM by bray (Hating Whites is racist)

If only….
To: TrumpianRepublican

“Trust the plan” – “Q”Lmao!!!!!

36 posted on 5/10/2021, 1:13:11 PM by dware (Americans prefer peaceful slavery over dangerous freedom)
And, of course….
To: TrumpianRepublican

Free beer tomorrow…

56 posted on 5/10/2021, 1:55:26 PM by gov_bean_ counter (Lift the rim. You’re not that good a shot.)

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations –

You rang?

I was staying with a (platonic) girlfriend overnight and head the doorbell ring. Thought
“who could it be this early in the morning?”

Heard a conversation at the front door, so I got up from the couch, dressed, and went to see.

My very nice host had opened the door to a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and she was trying to be nice and still get them to leave. Wasn’t happening.

I came up beside her and slipped my arm around her shoulders, saying “Who are these fine people, sweetheart?”. She looked at me and advised me that they were informing her about the Lord Their God, Jesus Christ.

I chuckled gently and told them “I’m terribly sorry. You see, we worship The Dark Lord.” – smiling all the while.

They left a hole in the air from their sudden departure.

 

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Morning Wood edition

Morning, everyone! Let’s check in on the deputy Kraken, shall we?

Lin Wood:  Trump has secret military backchannel to authorize nuclear strikes
droolindog.net ^ | May 12, 2021 | David Edwards

Posted on 5/13/2021, 12:00:19 AM by Eagle Forgotten

Election attorney Lin Wood claimed this week that former President Donald Trump maintains a secret backchannel to the U.S. military that allows him to order nuclear strikes.

Wood made the assertion during an event in Myrtle Beach, where he was campaigning to become the next South Carolina Republican Party chair. Video was later obtained by PatriotTakes.

“He won the election,” Wood said of Trump. “Donald J. Trump is still the guy the military will call for the code if they need a first strike. Joe Biden is not the president of the United States.”

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Apparently, a site called Patriot Takes got a video, the info was picked up by RawStory and then by DroolinDog. I know RawStory is hard left; I never heard of the other two sites.But, regardless of the source, there’s a video. It sure seems that Wood is making this wild assertion about the military chain of command. I can’t imagine that the military would actually bypass Biden and phone up Trump for orders. I also can’t imagine how, even if that were true, Lin Wood would know it.

Go ahead, dump on RawStory all you want, but I think Lin Wood has just totally lost it.

1 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:00:19 AM by Eagle Forgotten
Analysis?
To: Eagle Forgotten

Lin Wood has just totally lost it.

Lin Wood is right on. 100%.

DJT signed the Insurrection Act on Jan 10 of this year. We all know the election was stolen, and Biden is, if anything, an illegitimate POTUS. Taking the oath of office is Treason. With the Insurrection Act, Civilian government is temporarily on hold. The military is in control. A covert operation is now engaged to restore the Constitutional Republic, from the current insurgency.

For details on the tasks that have been performed, are being performed, and will be performed to complete the transition and return to civilian control, see sections 11.3 and 11.4 of The DOD Law of War Manual:

ii FOREWORDThe law of war is of fundamental importance to the Armed Forces of the United States…

15 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:14:27 AM by C210N (“)

Well, you can’t spell “analysis” without “anal”…
To: C210N
Uh, no. That is nonsense and disinformation. Trump isn’t secretly running the military. No cavalry will riding into restore anything anytime soon. Trump is a private citizen residing in Florida with as much control over the U.S. military as a guy bagging groceries at a Wal-Mart in Cedar Rapids…

When SDNY gets through with him, he’s going to WISH he was a guy bagging groceries at a Walmart.

which is to say, none.

25 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:27:21 AM by irishjuggler

Woody pecker does still have some fanboys in Freeperville :

To: C210N

Yep. You got it.

This appears as a facet of Eisenhower standing orders kept out of view in the background.

Since that era there are whispers of a generation to generation contingent ready to activate to save the Republic no matter what circumstances emerge.

The Mission is to ensure the United States will never be conquered.

Insiders report all that has been revealed had to happen for ordinary Americans to understand the consequences of an attack from within. It is asserted there is simply no other way for people to become aware other than to directly witness history unfold before their eyes.

Those accusing Lin Wood of being ‘crazy’ conveniently ignore the ‘crazy’ history of 2020. If ‘crazy’ connotes “insane”. “sociopathic”, ‘bizarre’, ‘out of mind’ and so on, then Lin Wood is a model of mental fitness compared to the events of 2020 and the behaviors of so-called ‘elites’.

33 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:44:50 AM by Hostage (Article V)

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Most of the Freepers, however, are of a different opinion :
To: Eagle Forgotten

fool.

2 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:02:19 AM by the_daug ( )

To: Eagle Forgotten

Guy is a kook or a saboteur or both.

6 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:05:50 AM by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)

To: Eagle Forgotten

Umm no, Lin, no.

7 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:06:09 AM by cranked

To: Jonty30

“Lin Wood has been a consistent Democrat donor all his life. He is purposefully throwing conservative concerns into disrepute in order to make it impossible to challenge the Democrats.”
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Yep, Lin Wood is a DemocRAT serving as a saboteur. I think no one on our side believes his silliness except for the low-IQers and the most gullible in our ranks.

8 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:06:59 AM by House Atreides

Lin Wood is a nut job!

11 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:09:58 AM by Doofer (The Lockdowns Will Continue Until Your Morale Improves! )

To: Eagle Forgotten

lin wood didn’t lose it. he never had it. if you followed him breathlessly during the election aftermath debacle, you’re a fool. if you still follow him breathlessly, you’re clinical.

12 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:10:02 AM by JohnBrowdie

To: Aria

I paid attention to Lin Wood until he started telling people in GA not to vote GOP . . .


many people here on FR vociferously advocated the boycott, and defend their mindlessness to this day. the boycotters gave the senate to the democrats.

17 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:18:38 AM by JohnBrowdie
But – but – “Q” told them to!!
To: Eagle Forgotten
Lin Wood has lost his frikkin mind.

He had one to lose?

He lost Georgia for us, and now he’s trying to screw up South Carolina. If there was a stealth Manchurian Candidate in our ranks, it this guy.

The MSM pounces on the idiocy, and it sets us back.

22 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:24:03 AM by Fido969 ( Sc)

One Freeper addresses “C210N” directly :
To: C210N

you need counseling. lots of it. stat.

19 posted on 5/13/2021, 12:20:19 AM by JohnBrowdie

Now, where did i put that Freud meme?
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Anyway, in response,  “C210N” does the Big Reveal :
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That’s not really Joe Biden in the White House – IT’S AN ACTOR!!!!
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No, really.
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Stop laughing.
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STOP LAUGHING!!!
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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – Context is everything

Context.

I see a lot of embarrassment and attempts to hide (NOT “cancel”) movies, shows, even music from the past – just because it doesn’t jibe with modern sensibilities.

When I watched “Birth Of A Nation” for the first time, I didn’t think  “Wow – I want to go out and join the KKK!”. I thought  “That approach was obviously acceptable back in 1915.” It was a window into the past. Not the past of 1865, but the past of 1915.

After I read “Snow White”, I got the original version (I don’t think Mom and Dad knew exactly what was in the Grimms’ Fairytales volume when they gifted me the Collier’s Junior Classics set) .
You know – the one where the evil Queen is forced to wear red-hot iron shoes and dance until she’s dead? With her sweet daughter Snow White (another little tidbit excised from the original story) watching in glee.
Why?
Because it was written in the middle ages, and people in power tortured their enemies by putting red-hot shoes on them. It’s how they did things back then.  Allow me to display an example :

 

And the other original Grim Grimms’ fairy tales were worse. Rape, cooking children and feeding them to their father (Holy “Game Of Thrones”, Batman) – it goes on and on.

Sure, these stories were sanitized in 1825, and more so in later years, but a simple trip to the library would have revealed the horrendous original versions of these delightful “children’s stories”. Trying to hide it doesn’t work.

When I watch “Gone With The Wind”, I don’t cringe at the “Mammy” character, because it’s a pretty good representation of how things were back then. I just enjoy Hattie McDaniel’s performance, and move on.

When I see Caucasian actors playing Asians or Africans in old films, I shrug and remind myself that men played all female parts in Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe Theatre. The real “Lone Ranger”? A black guy. And so on…that was then.

This brings us to NOW.

I cringe when I see real diversity dishonoured by casting POC as historical figures who were white as milk. This doesn’t undo anything, and comes off as pandering at best. Picture Jackie Chan playing Benjamin Franklin. And I’m still waiting for the version of “Hamilton” where the Congressmen from the North and the Congressmen from the South have it out over slavery.

That would be quite a bit of fourth-wall-breaking, no?

And I’m also still waiting for the movie starring Neil Patrick Harris as Nelson Mandela.  Or Ed Begley, Jr. playing Shaka Zulu.

“Whitewashing”, and sugar-coating bad people are (for the most part) things of the past.
And we need to remember the past.
All of it.
In context.

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