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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Derp State rights” edition

And the hits just keep on coming.

Cheney: ‘Election Wasn’t Stolen’ — Trump ‘at War with the Constitution’
Breitbart ^ | 11 April | PAM KEY

Posted on 4/12/2021, 4:11:45 AM by RandFan

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the 2020 presidential election was not “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.

Anchor Margaret Brennan said, “Unfortunately, last night the former president seemed to be talking in a proud way about the crowd size on January 6. He gave a speech at Mar-a-Lago. He was the keynote speaker at an RNC fundraiser. He talked about Vice President Pence not doing more to stop the election certification, according to reports in the Times and the Post. So he is the best messenger for the party?”

Cheney said, “The former president is using the same language he knows provoked violence on January 6. As a party, we need to be focused on the future. We need to be focused on embracing the Constitution, not embracing insurrection. I think it is very important for people to realize that a fundamental part of the Constitution, and of who we are as Americans, is the rule of law, the judicial process. The election wasn’t stolen. There was a judicial process in place. If you attack the judicial process and you attack the rule of law, you aren’t defending the Constitution. You’re at war with the Constitution. We have to embrace the Constitution and put forward positive solutions. We have to be the party of hope, of aspiration, of inspiration, the party that recognizes and understands that the taxes need to be low, the government needs to be limited in size, a strong national defense, though substantive things, not the party of insurrection.”

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Goodbye Liz…
1 posted on 4/12/2021, 4:11:45 AM by RandFan
“Hello, wall!”
To: tflabo
The Cheneys always speak of “war” as though they are experts on the topic. Why is it they have never fought in one? Her father had six draft deferments to keep out of Vietnam, for marriage and college yet was the instigator of the crazy war in Iraq.
9 posted on 4/12/2021, 4:34:41 AM by laconic
I…can’t…even….
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Is this the same “Free Republic” where every single poster gibbered and hooted about WMDs and getting Saddam and his best buddy OBL while they were playing poker in the royal palace? Where every single Freeper thought that Dick Cheney was a better President than Dubya?
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Let’s step into Tommy’s Time Tunnel, shall we?
To: All; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; blam; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Allegra; Dog; Coop; …
I will go with Cheney’s statements over anything coming from Congress where the Demo’s have a hand in twisting any report….
2 posted on 4/6/2007, 12:57:14 PM by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ….that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Funny how all intelligence reports supporting Democrat talking points are 100% correct and gospel, while every intelligence report opposing them is “manipulated”,”cherry picked”, “falsified” and “Agenda driven”.
Good on ya Cheney.
3 posted on 4/6/2007, 12:59:10 PM by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Vice President Cheney is absolutely correct.
9 posted on 4/6/2007, 1:07:54 PM by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
To: Peach
Cheney gives me a warm fuzzy feeling….love the guy!
40 posted on 4/6/2007, 2:03:37 PM by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ….that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
To: meandog
Too bad the ticket couldn’t have been Cheney/Bush with Pres. Cheney keeping Bush visiting factories and attending funerals of foreign dignitaries.
7 posted on 8/13/2009, 8:54:41 AM by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over–America’s affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
To: dfwgator
Believe me Cheney, you were not alone in your disappointment.
Hear, hear. It is becoming more apparent that Bush DID distance himself from Cheney during the second term because Bush became more “squishy” and liberal.

IMO, Bush’s strength, which we saw in his first term, came from Cheney and, today, I have far more respect for Cheney than I do Bush 43. Cheney’s book should be an interesting read.

20 posted on 8/13/2009, 9:09:04 AM by DustyMoment (FloriDUH – proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
Yeah – And you all cheered for Liz Cheney when she ran for office, too.
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Well, let’s go back to the future (after the jump, of course)

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – “A modest proposal” edition

Nuclear fearmongering, and a modest proposal

I’ve seen a lot of hysterical gobspatter over the Iran Nuclear Treaty.

ZOMGtheIraniansAreGoingToBeIncludedInMonitoringOneOfTheSites!!!

You know what?

GIVE the Iranians some of OUR nukes.

Go ahead. They’ll come to the same realization that every nuclear power has – that the things are fucking worthless.

Why?

You can’t use them.

They’re hideously expensive tinkertoys that serve no offensive military purpose, other than to try to keep someone (like Israel in this case) from nuking YOU.

I’m about as worried about Iran launching an ICBM they don’t have (with a nuclear warhead they don’t have on it) at us as I am of a plane crashing on my house.

Actually, less, as there is a one-in-fifty-million chance of the plane crash.

So – let’s say Iran does have nuclear weapons. Weapons they don’t dare launch because the retaliatory strike will make a crater where Tehran used to be, before their missile even lands. See? You can’t USE the damned things.

But –but – what about nuclear terrorism?

What if Iran slips some of those nuclear weapons they don’t have to a terrorist group?

Allow me to introduce you to a term : “Nuclear forensics”.

What does it mean?

It means that there is NO SUCH THING as an anonymous/untraceable nuclear device. Every fission product (and byproduct) has a fingerprint that is unique, and shows EXACTLY where it was mined.

If the nuclear device the terrorists don’t have was exploded, and the forensics results pointed to Iran – well – see above (Tehran crater).

Even if Iran did have a nuclear device, the LAST thing they would do is to give it to someone who would be stupid enough to use it.

So – let’s give them some of OUR nukes. They need something non-productive to spend their money on maintaining and guarding.

 

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Bailin on Palin” edition

I said last week that (with the addition of Mike Pence) the Freeperati were out of Republicans that they considered turncoats, traitors, Derp State fiends, remember?

I was wrong.

 

Sarah Palin Reveals COVID Diagnosis and ‘Bizarre’ Symptoms, Urges Others to Continue Wearing Masks
People ^ | Mar 2021 | Benjamin VanHoose and Tim McGovern

Posted on 3/31/2021, 11:26:58 PM by CondoleezzaProtege

Sarah Palin has tested positive for COVID-19, and she’s urging others to continue taking the pandemic seriously.

The former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee-turned-TV personality confirms in a statement to PEOPLE that she contracted the coronavirus as did some of her family members, including 12-year-old son Trig. Of her diagnosis, Palin explains that it began when “one of my daughters awoke to having lost her sense of taste and smell [and] immediately had a positive COVID test, then was quarantined in isolation.

“I then observed symptoms in my son Trig, who curiously is the most enthusiastic mask-wearer, and after our numerous negative tests over the year, he tested positive,” Palin says. “Children with special needs are vulnerable to COVID ramifications [Trig was born with Down syndrome], so with a high fever he was prescribed azithromycin, which really seemed to help, and I increased amounts of vitamins I put in his puréed food.”

Palin says she and her son “buckled down in isolated quarantine” and she “still tested negative.” However, “symptoms started overnight with a slight fever and sore muscles.”

She adds that she had some of the “bizarre” symptoms characteristic of the virus, like a loss of taste and smell, leading her to assume it was “unmistakable COVID caught me.”

Palin tells PEOPLE that COVID-19 can “really knock you down,” encouraging everyone to remain vigilant about public health amid the ongoing pandemic.

Palin, who announced in January that her mother, Sally, had died, says that dad Chuck Heath “just got” his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m more concerned about him and his peers, and this beautiful older generation’s health and quality of life should be a national focus and priority,” she says.

“Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread,” Palin says.

1 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:26:58 PM by CondoleezzaProtege
To: CondoleezzaProtege

Not enough sunlight up in Alaska Sarah. Take some calciferol, zinc, and quiet down.

3 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:31:32 PM by Fungi

Quickly followed by :
To: Fungi

Too polite.

She can STFU.

5 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:35:06 PM by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the “concern troll” a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)

Stay Together For Ungulas?
“Our Sarah”?
To: logi_cal869
She can STFU.

You ill-mannered comment is noted.

12 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:57:48 PM by jonrick46 ( Leftnicks chase illusions of motherships at the end of the pier.)

Tell him to Start Turning Fungus Ugly.
To: CondoleezzaProtege

Someone jumped shark!(sic)

17 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:05:44 AM by shanover (…To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)

Sarah – their darling – their Avatar – their hottie!  She couldn’t possibly be dissing the flubros and flubras in such a fashion.  It’s gotta be the “lamestream media” and their “fake news”!
To: CondoleezzaProtege

People Magazine is the source?

18 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:05:51 AM by KJC1 (Everyone Knows)

There ya go!
To: KJC1

The story has been picked up by Fox now and others.

20 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:10:48 AM by CondoleezzaProtege

There’s gotta be some way to spin this.
To: All

I caught a bit of a fever looking at her picture, and had other bizarre symptoms we had better not discuss here.

Seriously, I have no doubt that anyone could in theory catch this and get either a bit run down or have a near death experience, it’s designed that way and as to the loss of taste, caribou steaks were never that great anyway, think of it as a win-win.

23 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:22:19 AM by Peter ODonnell (Pray for health, economic recovery, and justice.)

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The caribou are undoubtedly relieved.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – TV show mockery edition

Smell This House

I wrote this while I was waiting for my 1/2 duplex to sell, and watching that stupid “Sell This House” show every day :

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Tanya: “Well, on this episode of Sell This House, we’re looking at Tommy’s duplex. It’s been on the market for 8 months, and there are only 12 other comparable properties on his block, so why won’t it smell…err, sell?. Let’s look at the videotape, Tommy!

Voice on videotape: “Christ! Did a cow shit in here??”

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Tanya: “Ok,-  with two big dogs and three cats in a 1,190 square foot ½ duplex, I can understand how carpet cleaning and deodorization isn’t going to make a fart in a whirlwind’s worth of difference (sorry, Tommy), so let’s turn to Roger for some ideas. Roger?”

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Roger: “Well, we can eliminate some of the pet odor by eliminating some of the pets. BJ, your Bulldog is a cute boy, but he’s gotta go. (Roger produces a large handgun and fires two shots into BJ, looks closely and then fires one more. He looks satisfied) All right! (claps hands together) now while you guys start digging a hole in the backyard, I’ll run to the supply store for some quicklime. Nothing puts off potential buyers like a charnel pit smell in the backyard. Your other dog Morrie seems to have made quick work of that bowl of antifreeze I set out, and I’ve already strangled your cats Sunny and Kingsford with the strength in my amazingly-muscled forearms! Precious Kitty might be a bit of a problem, as she seems to have disappeared after watching me dispatch Sunny and Kingsford, but moving the furniture in the spare bedroom should take care of that.

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Tanya: “See why we call him the miracle worker? You’re amazing, Roger! What a MAN!!” (starts to remove clothes)

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Roger: “Let’s DO it!”

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And then I woke up.

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Remind me not to eat spicy foods any more before going to bed.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “My Pillhead” edition

So – The Darnold still has no place to post his pearls of wisdom, and “Q” quit squeezing out his drops late last year.  The Freeperati have been reduced to calling President Biden “Bidet”, and quoting bible verses at each other in the run-up to Easter.

If only they had a surrogate savior to pick up the fallen flag of Trump and carry it forward.

MyPillow guy tells Steve Bannon that Trump ‘will be back in office in August’
The Week via Yahoo ^ | 03 29 2021 | Tim O’Donnell

Posted on 3/29/2021, 9:55:26 PM by yesthatjallen

Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, is still touting wild conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Most recently, during an appearance on former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” podcast, Lindell baselessly asserted he has evidence that will eventually get to the Supreme Court and overturn the results of the 2020 election. “[Former President] Donald Trump will be back in office in August,” he boldly proclaimed.

Trump doesn’t have many allies left who are still publicly claiming the election was rigged, but Lindell has never slowed down, even though he has yet to bring anything remotely noteworthy to the table to back up his baseless claims, which even compelled a NewsMax host to walk out of an interview with him earlier this year.

But the “MyPillow Guy” wasn’t the only person pushing the narrative in recent days. On Sunday night, former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) participated in a World Prayer Network prayer call, during which she called the 2020 election a “coup” driven by voter fraud and asserted her belief that congressional Democrats’ voting rights bill, known as H.R. 1, will “forever cement that illegal takeover into place.”

 

The Freeper who posted this thread did so with a disclaimer:

 

Don’t kill the messenger. I’m only reporting what’s being reported.
1 posted on 3/29/2021, 9:55:26 PM by yesthatjallen
Waiting breathlessly for that first reply – the rallying cry that will salve the Freeperatis’ butthurt, and validate the Wisdom Of Lindell……
To: yesthatjallen

“Donald Trump will be back in office in August,”

That’s Qtarded in every known universe.

2 posted on 3/29/2021, 9:57:46 PM by Mariner (War Criminal #18)

To: yesthatjallen

Mike been smoking his pillows?

4 posted on 3/29/2021, 9:58:23 PM by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)

Well you know, addicts often do just trade one addiction for another…
To: yesthatjallen

What in the ever-lovin’ **** is that guy smoking?

5 posted on 3/29/2021, 9:59:35 PM by hoagy62 (DTCM&OTTH)

To: hoagy62

Pillow stuffing?

6 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:00:57 PM by crosdaddy

To: yesthatjallen

What a fool

8 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:01:16 PM by stuck_in_new_orleans ( )

I can’t imagine that the “Qtard” comment hasn’t generated any response.  Jim Rob let the Qbots have their own threads, on which disagreement or ridicule are verboten, but the Qberts are free to post on anyone else’s threads, so –
To: Mariner

“That’s Qtarded in every known universe”

So you oppose the stolen election being rectified?

10 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:01:55 PM by ifinnegan ( Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)

That’s “rectal-fied”.  And I love your sig line.
To: ifinnegan

So you oppose the stolen election being rectified?

Mike thinks the justices will watch his new movie and be so shocked that they’ll convene SCOTUS and award the presidency to Biden.

The notion is too stupid to either oppose or support.

16 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:05:35 PM by semimojo
Cats and coffee alert!
OK – go ahead.
To: yesthatjallen

Why does Lindell undermine his credibility by making claims like this?

22 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:16:18 PM by Kazan

To: MHGinTN

Mike is a political novice who believes that justice will prevail. He is a fearless patriot whose naivete should not be mocked here.

79 posted on 3/29/2021, 11:59:56 PM by alstewartfan (“The evening sighs and the steely Russian skies go on forever.” Roads to Moscow by Al Stewart)

Or……
To: mylife

Dain bramage from all the drugs.

35 posted on 3/29/2021, 10:40:59 PM by Rebelbase

A question for the Freeper who started the thread :
To: yesthatjallen

Seriously, my FRiend, not meaning to attack, but why post something so impenetrably stupid and constitutionally impossible just because it’s “being reported”?

82 posted on 3/30/2021, 12:15:55 AM by j.havenfarm (20 years on Free Republic, 12/10/20! More than 3700 replies and still not shutting up!)

To: cherry

You Qnutz are going to keep this up till the 2024 election, aren’t you?

87 posted on 3/30/2021, 12:56:34 AM by ready2brd

And fortunately for satirists like me, well beyond.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – Big Bang edition

Homemade fireworks

Every year (when I was in high school) I used to make industrial-grade crackerballs (the fireworks available back then that exploded with a pop when you threw them down on pavement) out of Potassium Perchlorate and one other ingredient.

The report was cherry-bomb sized, but not as fierce as an M80, and everyone I sold them to knew to either throw them against a wall or hit them with something like a spade. I was busily making them in study hall, wrapping the finished products in tinfoil and putting them in my satchel, when a classmate came over and said “Whatcha doing?” I told him, and he continued to stand there – said he wanted one.  I got nervous that the teacher would come over to see why he was out of his chair, hurriedly gave him one with the usual safety lecture.

During my next class I was summoned to the Principal’s office. Apparently, idiot-boy took it to his shop class, put it on an anvil, and dared idiot-boy 2 to hit it with a hammer.

They never did find the hammer head, idiot boy had a bloody nose and no other injury, and the big viewpane glass between the shop instructor’s office and the shop broke.

The Principal asked if I had any “exploding powder”, and I admitted that I did, brightly adding “How much did you want, sir?”.  He replied “All of it”.

No suspension, just sent me back to my class.Only time I ever got in trouble at school.

These days, I’d probably still be in a FBI holding cell.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Powell to the Peephole edition

Well, The Darnold still hasn’t figured out a way to funnel his creme de la demenziale directly into the alleged brains of his sycophants, but never fear – his  craken  crack legal team is still making headlines for him!

Sidney Powell argues in new court filing that no reasonable people would believe her election fraud claims
edition.cnn.com ^ | March 23, 2021 | Katelyn Polantz

Posted on 3/22/2021, 11:04:32 PM by Berlin_Freeper

Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell is claiming in a new court filing that reasonable people wouldn’t have believed as fact her assertions of fraud after the 2020 presidential election.

The election infrastructure company Dominion Voting Systems sued Powell for defamation after she pushed lawsuits and made appearances in conservative media on behalf of then-President Donald Trump to sow doubt about the 2020 election results. Dominion claims that Powell knew her election fraud accusations were false and hurtful to the company.

In a new court filing, Powell’s attorneys write that she was sharing her “opinion” and that the public could reach “their own conclusions” about whether votes were changed by election machines.

“Given the highly charged and political context of the statements, it is clear that Powell was describing the facts on which she based the lawsuits she filed in support of President Trump,” Powell’s defense lawyers wrote in a court filing on Monday.

“Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as ‘wild accusations’ and ‘outlandish claims.’ They are repeatedly labelled ‘inherently improbable’ and even ‘impossible.’ Such characterizations of the allegedly defamatory statements further support Defendants’ position that reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.”

Or, in other words :

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So much for discovery.
1 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:04:32 PM by Berlin_Freeper

 

To: Berlin_Freeper

That is how you get disbarred.

2 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:06:58 PM by Salvavida

To: Berlin_Freeper

Now we see why Trump distanced himself.

3 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:08:04 PM by Trumpisourlastchance

Love your handle, BTW. Probably should change it to “TrumpWASourlastchance”, though.
To: Trumpisourlastchance

“Now we see why Trump distanced himself.”

Hopefully she and Lin Wood get the help they need.

4 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:09:16 PM by BobL (TheDonald.win is now Patriots.win)

To: Berlin_Freeper
does this mean that the CIA server farm raid in Germany didn’t seize the computers used to switch votes from Trump to Biden?

6 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:09:55 PM by JerryBlackwell (some animals are more equal than others)

To: Berlin_Freeper

If CNN says it, it must be true. /sarc

9 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:12:42 PM by Perseverando (Antifa, BLM, RINO’s, Islamonazis, Statists, Communists, DemoKKKrats: It’s a Godlessness disorder!)

A DC judge is going to chew her to pieces.

10 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:13:46 PM by bhl

Magic 8 ball says:
To: Berlin_Freeper

Right-wing lawyer …No need to read further than that slanderous propaganda.

18 posted on 3/22/2021, 11:27:47 PM by TigersEye (Will the Younger Dryas Impact you? )
So she’s really a left-wing lawyer? Working undercover, perhaps?
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I’m calling a false flag on that one.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – “Tape doesn’t lie” edition

Tape doesn’t lie.

Back in my studio engineer days I had a guy come in with a karaoke tape he wanted to sing along to (first one I’d ever seen).

Horrible little low-fi cassette, with his vocals on our good U47 mike laid over it?

Okay.

It’s his money.

Then this guy, who is loaded up with bling, proceeds to dance around in the vocal booth while he’s singing. Really. Big moves and all.

He’s clinking, he’s clanking, his polyester outfit’s whooshing and zzziping like a bedsheet in a whirlwind every time he moves his arms up to frame his face, it’s all being sucked up by the microphone, and because I have to put a ton of compression on him (because he’s dancing around and moving sideways away from and toward the mic) all the noise he’s making is as loud as his voice (which isn’t very). As he dances around, he’s even spinning in a  circle, which means that he’s momentarily singing towards the back wall of the booth.

Between verses, he’s smacking his tongue against the roof of his mouth and sucking air through his teeth. I can hear the studio owner and a visitor laughing in the next room through the open side door to the control room.

Finally, the guy finishes after several stopped takes, and comes into the control room for the playback. I’m waiting for the explosion – ” What is all that noise?? I don’t sound like that!! “

He slaps me on the back and tells me he’s very happy that I captured the essence of his personality.

Tape doesn’t lie.

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This is the last of my studio stories, I believe. from this point on, my Ruminations will truly be random, but hopefully entertaining.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – False Flags EVERYWHERE edition

Morning, all.

If there’s one thing the Freepers are good at, it’s dodging responsibility. They’re arsonists throwing Molotov cocktails into peoples’ living rooms, and then blaming them because they didn’t have a sprinkler system.

Massage Parlor Massacres Suspect Said He Loved Guns & God
Daily Beast ^ | Updated Mar. 17, 2021 12:05AM ET | Blake Montgomery Chamian Cruz Noor Ibrahim

Posted on 3/16/2021, 11:11:08 PM by conservative98

ATLANTA—A Georgia man who professed a passion for guns and God was in custody on Tuesday night after a string of shootings that police said appeared to target Asian women at massage parlors and left eight people dead.

Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, was caught on video at the crime scenes and later nabbed on a highway two hours south of Atlanta following a police chase, authorities said.

Police stressed that it was still much too early to announce a motive, but the horrific attacks come amid a wave of targeted violence against the Asian-American community.

Details about the suspect that began to trickle out offered few clues.

“Pizza, guns, drums, music, family, and God. This pretty much sums up my life. It’s a pretty good life,” read the tagline on an Instagram account that appeared to belong to Long.

A student who graduated from Sequoyah High with Long in 2017 who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Daily Beast, “He was very innocent seeming and wouldn’t even cuss. He was sorta nerdy and didn’t seem violent from what I remember. He was a hunter and his father was a youth minister or pastor. He was big into religion.”

1 posted on 3/16/2021, 11:11:08 PM by conservative98
I don’t even have to put up a “Wait for it” meme, because it’s not much of a wait.
To: conservative98

Oh … now they suddenly have a white face they can apply to the “asian attacks” brought on by racism…

4 posted on 3/16/2021, 11:13:39 PM by Skywise

Oh come on – just say it out loud.
To: conservative98

False Flag.

5 posted on 3/16/2021, 11:15:19 PM by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)

Thenk yew.
To: Shadylake
21-year-olds are at home jerking off to pr0n in Mommy’s basement.

And you know this how, exactly? Observation, or personal experience?

 

False flag.

6 posted on 3/16/2021, 11:15:51 PM by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)

Of course it is.
To: lastchance

There is no wave.

This monster has no affiliation with God and guns.

Fake. Fake. Fake.

14 posted on 3/16/2021, 11:22:55 PM by Eddie01

Of course, there’s always gotta be some killjoys:
To: grey_whiskers

False Flag.
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Nope… they have this guy pretty well tied to it with video surveillance records. He’s clearly a nut case.

52 posted on 3/17/2021, 1:36:55 AM by House Atreides

To: DesertRhino

Talking about how bots can feed conspiracy theories is interesting. But I think the issue is that the bigger conspiracy theory that he was brainwashed or self-wanted to kill others and ruin his life for a leftist cause is also pretty wild.

This seems like an Occam’s Razor case of an moron. It doesn’t involve the CIA, KGB, Illuminate(sic).

55 posted on 3/17/2021, 1:50:57 AM by Shadylake

Anyone want to offer a rebuttal to “Shadylake”?
To: Shadylake

By the way, you signed up the day after the “insurrection”, when fedzilla turned against us full force, and here you are saying it’s not a false flag. And taking the other side on lots of other little things.

Noted…

56 posted on 3/17/2021, 1:58:50 AM by DesertRhino (Dog is man’s best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. …. )

That’s tellin’ him!
“Shadylake” does have a reply for “DesertRINO”,  er, “DessertRhino”, er – aw, fuck it.
To: DesertRhino

I hope you don’t smoke weed, cause that could make you even more paranoid.

58 posted on 3/17/2021, 2:07:30 AM by Shadylake

To: Shadylake

“I hope you don’t smoke weed, cause that could make you even more paranoid.”

Why’d you sign up here?

60 posted on 3/17/2021, 2:41:17 AM by ifinnegan ( Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)

“Ve haff vays of makink you talk!”
To: ifinnegan

For conservative chats. Are you saying weed is required?

61 posted on 3/17/2021, 2:42:31 AM by Shadylake

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – “The trick to thick” edition

Studio notes – thick guitars

Re-listening to Boston lately, I was reminded of a trick (can’t remember who I nicked it from) to put down multiple guitar tracks without the sound (especially the high-mids) jumping out in a grating fashion.

If you record several tracks using the same guitar, the prominent parts of the guitar’s sound add up and jump out of the mix in a way that’s not at all pleasing. To get those multiple tracks to nest together rather than blare certain frequencies out is a simple trick.

31-band equalizers were (and still are) the standard for graphic EQs.

There is an individual fader for each one of these frequencies:

20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz 160Hz, 200Hz, 250Hz, 315Hz, 400Hz, 500Hz, 630Hz, 800Hz, 1kHz, 1.25kHz, 1.6kHz, 2kHz, 2.5kHz, 3.15kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz.

A lot more precise than bass, midrange, treble, no?

Here’s what one looks like:

 

Now – if you pull down every other fader to knock little sonic holes in the guitar sound, then reverse the process for the next guitar track, BOOSTING those same tiny frequency areas, you prevent the frequency peaks from adding up and becoming annoying.

Easy peasy. Works for multitracked vocals as well.

Hear a song with creamy-sounding guitars and ethereal vocals? That’s what you’re hearing.

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And (just to show you what use I personally put this technique  to) – the choruses in “Far Away” as well as all the lead and backing vocals on the song are something I call “The Tommy Choir” – all tracks sung by me, with different EQs on each track to make it nice and creamy. Jump to 5:08 for the big chorus effect.

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Oh – the keys as well as the bass guitar are also yours truly.

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – Darwin or lose edition

This is going to be a short one this week, people. With the only Trump news being his showing up at a dog charity to announce that  he loves dogs (sorry) wants to siphon off the charity money for his daughter-in-law  (I guess they haven’t found out about THIS yet)  that his daughter-in-law is running for Senator in NC, they’ve just been moping about.

A rudderless ship.  A headless chicken.  It’s boring as hell.  So :

Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Won’t Take the CCP Virus Vaccine: NPR, PBS, Marist Poll
Epoch Times ^ | 03/12/2021 | Samuel Allegri

Posted on 3/12/2021, 7:35:04 PM by SeekAndFind

Almost half of former President Trump’s supporters don’t plan to take a CCP virus vaccine according to a poll by NPR, PBS, and Marist.

The poll indicates that 47 percent of people who identified themselves as Trump supporters would not want to be vaccinated when the doses became available to them.

Upon widening the demographics, the survey found that 41 percent of Republicans would not take the vaccine, compared to only 11 percent of Democrats saying they wouldn’t take it.

In total, about two-thirds of Americans polled said that they’ve already taken a vaccine or would take one when they can.

Thirty-eight percent of white evangelical Christians said that they would not take the vaccine. Thirty-seven percent of Latino Americans would refuse to take the shot, along with 28 percent of Caucasian Americans and 25 percent of black Americans.

Some data about lockdowns were also collected, showing that nearly three-quarters of Republicans think that the states should open up in order to restart the economy.

In contrast, 78 percent of the polled Democrats said that the lockdowns should be prioritized to contain the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

A former advisor to Bill Clinton said the United States is becoming a “totalitarian state” due to COVID-19 lockdown orders.

Former Democratic adviser Naomi Wolf, who aided former President Clinton during his second reelection bid, told Fox News in February that the nation is “moving into a coup situation, a police state” as a result of lockdowns.

“The state has now crushed businesses, kept us from gathering in free assembly to worship as the First Amendment provides, is invading our bodies … which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, restricting movement, fining us in New York state … the violations go on and on.”

1 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:35:04 PM by SeekAndFind
Well? Is it true?
To: SeekAndFind

This poll is a lie. The number of those of any political leaning who are willing to take the vaccine is MUCH lower than they want to admit.It’s not a coincidence that the propagandists at NPR, PBS, and Marist promote these fallacies.

4 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:37:28 PM by T.B. Yoits
So it’s NOT true?
To: SeekAndFind

I think I’ll wait awhile to see if any longer term side effects pop up.

7 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:39:40 PM by servantboy777

So it IS true?
To: SeekAndFind

Aside from a sore arm and Bill Gates knowing your every thought, there are no side effects.

10 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:43:42 PM by Meatspace

Heh.
To: SeekAndFind

If the left truly believes that the shot is the answer and without it you could die from covid (we all know many of the deaths were because of mismanagement like Cuomo’s stick um in a nursing home)…..then why is it the(sic) are not happy Trump supporters are not getting the shot ………they would love to be rid of us

11 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:43:49 PM by blueyon (`nt to be a nothing burger)

Not entirely accurate. I don’t mind if YOU die choking to death with fluid filled lungs.
It’s the innocent people around you (and the members of your immediate family who are non-political and regard you as a nutjob) that we’re concerned about.
You want to blow yourself up in your car? Knock yourself out. You want to blow yourself up in your car as you crash it into your house full of innocent people, House MD-style?  We’ve got a problem with that.
To: SeekAndFind

Count me as one who won’t be getting the vaccine shot!

I don’t trust them or their so-called medicine!

15 posted on 3/12/2021, 7:48:04 PM by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They’re the same poison, just a different potency)

You and your newfangled so-called “mede-cine” can go to the Devil! (p-tew!)
To: Ken H; All

LOL!

I’m fine with those that are ‘at risk’ getting the shot as long as it’s NOT mandated and they are doing it of their own Free Will. Their body, their choice and all that rot.

I don’t need one at my age, and I’ve NEVER had a flu shot of ANY kind in my entire life. I’m certainly NOT starting now!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOATHE Mother Government. I never DID trust her, and she’s certainly NOT gained ANY points with me in this past year, and especially NOT during President Trump’s first term, and his STOLEN second term.

You’re on my list, Beotch! 😉

29 posted on 3/12/2021, 8:22:39 PM by Diana in Wisconsin (I don’t have ‘Hobbies.’ I’m developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set. )

When you die, can I have your car?
Oh, and your “post-apocalyptic skill set” is gonna be kinda worthless, considering that you’ll die in agony.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with Random Ruminations – Demo Hell edition

On recording demos

(in case you missed last week’s RR post)

In the mid-80s, I worked at Good Vibrations Recording Studio as intern, then engineer, and then as Manager. We were a 1” 16-track studio, originally founded by Dallas great Charlie Pride, that did almost exclusively demos and EP releases, with a few albums and commercials thrown in.

Thanks to some very good mikes and even better engineers, we managed to siphon off some work from the big 2” 24-track studios in the area, and everyone (including the first MTV Basement Tapes winners 4 Reasons Unknown) was happy when they left with their recordings.

But – they didn’t always start the sessions happy.

First-time-in-the-studio bands are a challenge in two ways. First, the ones who think they know how sessions work by reading about other people’s sessions in magazines. Those bands are a bit of a challenge, but a little gentle guidance usually gets them to cuddle up alongside reality.

Secondly, the ones who place themselves in the engineer’s hands and just go for it.

For the majority of them, it was the first time they had ever heard themselves on tape.  And therein lay the problem.  When you’re rehearsing (or singing in the shower, for that matter), you hear things very selectively.  Your brain does a neat little trick of pitch correction. You sound great.  In rehearsals, you hear mostly yourself, largely due to the fact that you’re concentrating on your own performance.

When you hear it all during playback, two things can happen :

  1. You REALLY hear yourself for the first time un-selectively, and you suck.  Fortunately, this is the studio, and anything (well, almost anything) can be fixed.
  2. You really hear everyone else in the band for the first time un-selectively, and one of THEM suck.  This is where it can get ugly.

I have seen more bands break up in the studio over number two than I care to remember, but of course, EVERY band has one person who’s not letter-perfect, or doesn’t have that inner metronome, or sings that one note sharp or flat. or can’t keep their guitar tuned. The rest of the band turns on them and the session can degrade into a verbal fistfight if you let it.

Don’t let it. As an engineer, your main duty (after getting them a good sound) is to be den mother, manager, producer, and counselor. Calm them down, get them away from each other’s throats, pause the session off the clock if need be, but do it.

They’ll thank you for it when they leave with their music under their arm (or in their CD case).

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “For Q” edition

Well, I’ve been having quite a bit of fun watching the Qberts and the non-Q types on Free Republic go at it, but methinks the battle might be entering the Battle of Five Forks phase.

Capitol on high alert as QAnon followers push conspiracy theory Trump will be made president in THREE DAYS
The Sun (UK) ^ | March 1st, 2021 | Joseph Gamp

Posted on 3/1/2021, 8:57:42 PM by Mariner

THE US Capitol will remain on high-alert until mid-March amid a bizarre theory that Donald Trump will become president this week.

Thousands of National Guard troops will remain in Washington over fears QAnon’s claim may lead to another attack on the US Capitol, after followers spoke of a “military investigation” into President Joe Biden.

The request for 4,900 National Guard troops to continue their deployments in Washington until March 12 was made by US Capitol Police, Robert Salesses, a Pentagon official said.

“We work very closely with the FBI, Secret Service, and others and the Capitol Police to try to determine what they believe that threat is, and then looking at what they believe is the need for the National Guard, or the types of mission sets that they need support from, we work very closely with them to try to determine what that is.

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Crazy delusions.
1 posted on 3/1/2021, 8:57:42 PM by Mariner
Well, we’re off to a good start, aren’t we?
To: Mariner

Batshit insane.

2 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:00:11 PM by dinodino ( )

To: Mariner

When nothing happens… more of same.

3 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:01:07 PM by TonyChris (Didn’t vote for Amazon in last election)

Trust the plan!
To: Mariner

“Trust the Plan’

LOL

7 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:02:07 PM by CrappieLuck

Hey – that’s what *I* said!
To: Mariner

Hogwash, no ransom required…..

8 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:02:20 PM by Fungi

(in case you haven’t been following, freeper “ransomnote” is the one who posts the daily “Q” threads – and he hasn’t let the fact that there haven’t been any “drops” by whoever “Q” is since last year deter him)
To: Mariner

Stupid Q’Tards …

12 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:04:19 PM by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What’s In Your Ammo Box?))

To: Mariner
Trust the Tards Plan!

13 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:05:23 PM by Governor Dinwiddie
To: dinodino
15 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:06:16 PM by 2aProtectsTheRest (The media is banging the fear drum enough. Don’t help them do it.)
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Oh, I am SO stealing that for my Facebook page!
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Only 15 posts into the thread, and not one single Qbert objection. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.
To: Mariner

And they’re laughing their asses off at us.

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20 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:09:00 PM by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is. )

True dat.
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There has to be some way to deflect this away from the Republican base (and Freeperville)….
To: Mariner
“Crazy delusions.”

Democrats appear to be more crazy then Q followers. What are the Democrats so scared of?

TOUCHDOWN!!!

I heard Covid effects(sic) the brain causing paranoia. I am afraid all the elected leaders in DC have been infected and now suffering(sic) from the long term side effects of Covid-19.

We need to have all of them examine(sic) for antibodies. If they are suffering from paranoia, they need to step down or (sic) removed from office.

24 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:12:35 PM by DEPcom (Impeach Illegitimate Biden/Harris )

Good luck with that one. And you’re calling Democrats crazy?
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Oh – and “sic” (from sic erat scriptum – “thus was it written“) was always referred to in Journalism class as “Stupid Inbred Crap”.
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“Nomad577” has some advice for people who might think it would be a good idea to attack the Capitol (again) :
To: Mariner

Why don’t they just tell these people Trump still IS the president, and that he’s pretending not to be for super secret reasons. That way they will maybe calm down and not hurt themselves or others

Truth is their day to day lives won’t change much, maybe they get health insurance or their min wage goes up and they’ll think Trump did it

37 posted on 3/1/2021, 9:19:25 PM by Nomad577

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Kindly click on the “read more” to continue trusting the plan.
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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – “studio daze” edition

OK – when I was playing in various Dallas bands, I was working a day job – since I already had a commercial drivers license from back in Waco (where I was driving a 20-ton dump truck for the City,  hauling asphalt for the Streets Department).

I was working in North Dallas hauling forklifts with a 10-wheel rollback. My boss eventually decided to get out of the hauling business and sold the truck.

Suddenly I had a lot of time on my hands, so I went over to a recording studio that I had passed numerous times as it was close to my job. The name of the place was “Good Vibrations Recording Studio”, and I found out that it had been started by Charlie Pride’s band members.

I talked to the owner and his lead engineer, and they gave me a little test.  The studio had a very nice Neumann condenser mike, and the owner said “Go out there and put a pad on that mike.”

I went out and found a foam rubber mike protector (spit guard), and put it over the Neumann. I went back and they were both laughing. What I didn’t know was that condenser mikes have a switch to limit the output, so that an amp has the same dynamics as a vocal. It’s called a “pad”.

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They took me on anyway, as an intern. I learned a lot in a short time, and after a number of months, the owner called me into his office and asked me if I wanted to be manager. I said yes (of course).

Good Vibrations was a 1″ 16-track studio (Teac/Tascam), and as such, did mostly demos for local bands who didn’t want to spend $100 / hr to record in a 2″ 24-track place. We did a fair amount of business, largely because we had outstanding microphones, which are any studio’s most important asset. One day, a local group called “4 Reasons Unknown” came in to do a demo that would shortly be the track for a music video .

The group’s manager got them a slot on a new competition on MTV (you may remember MTV from back when they were just music videos) called “The MTV Basement Tapes”.  They won the competition.  Over hundreds of bands that submitted songs. For real.

Suddenly, the phone started ringing off the hook, and we were booked 24 / 7.  Everyone wanted to record at the little place were the first MTV Basement Tapes winners recorded. I didn’t get much sleep in the months that followed.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Me golden idol is tarnished” edition

Oh dear.

Golden statue of Trump at CPAC ridiculed online
The Hill ^ | 2/26/2021 | Celine Castronuovo

Posted on 2/26/2021, 10:57:46 AM by sodpoodle

A golden statue of former President Trump was unveiled late Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., quickly prompting ridicule from social media users, many of whom compared it to the Old Testament account of the Golden Calf. Video showed the statue being rolled out through hallways at the annual right-wing conference. The structure includes a golden figure of Trump wearing a suit jacket and red tie, paired with American-flag shorts and flip flops. Several people stopped to pose with the statue, with one woman saying, “Awesome,” and another person commenting, “That is so cool.” Another person can then be heard in the video starting to chant, “four more years.” Despite the praise from attendees, social media users argued that the statue showed some conservatives’ unhealthy obsession with Trump, with one Twitter user jokingly writing, “I asked CPAC if they were afraid of offending God with a golden Trump statue and they said ‘Trump is God.'”

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Jealousy is a disorder;)
1 posted on 2/26/2021, 10:57:46 AM by sodpoodle
So you’re saying that the people who made the statue are jealous of The Darnold, or the people laughing at it are?
You need to clarify a bit.
Let’s see that statue, shall we?
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Oops – wrong one.  Sorry.
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You know – for a bunch of people who proclaim that they’re christians, you don’t seem to know much about the bible.
To: sodpoodle

Only his hair is golden on the statue. It’s just more fake news.

11 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:08:52 AM by Dr. Franklin (“A republic, if you can keep it.”)

Of course it is.
To: Dr. Franklin

Only his hair is golden on the statue. It’s just more fake news.

Right. We need to get our news from reliable sources like you.

28 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:49:06 AM by semimojo
A few of the Freeperati think it looks bad :
To: sodpoodle

It is a stupid statue though

5 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:02:53 AM by CondoleezzaProtege

To: CondoleezzaProtege

Who is it that had the idea of this very stupid statue?

8 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:05:26 AM by Irish Eyes

To: CondoleezzaProtege

Yeah I agree. It is stupid and way over the top.

19 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:27:09 AM by The MAGA-Deplorian (Sarcasm. It’s my only natural defense against stupidity)

To: sodpoodle

I agree. Its stupid. I bet PDJT doesnt like it.

22 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:31:09 AM by know.your.why (If you dont watch the MSM you are uninformed. If you do watch the MSM you are misinformed.)

I’ll bet that someone on his staff who has actually READ the bible will have to explain the whole  “Moses coming down from the mountain” thing to him.
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Oh, and that’s “FPDJT”,as in “Former president” to you.
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Kinda looks like IDJIT, doesn’t it?
To: sodpoodle

I wonder whose bright idea it was to make a golden statue of Trump?Kind of creepy-worshippy, IMO.

And I do like Trump.

10 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:08:40 AM by Allegra
To: sodpoodle

WHY????

I find it disrespectful!

24 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:37:19 AM by Guenevere (When the foundations are being destroyed what can the righteous do)

To who?  The Darnold, or the bible?
To: sodpoodle

It is a bit ridiculous

13 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:13:35 AM by Vendome (I’ve Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)

A bit?
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This is the apogee of ridiculous. It’s the epitome of ridiculous.  It’s the Grand Poobah of ridiculous.
I looked up “ridiculous” in Websters, and they had a picture of this fucking thing.
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Of course, there are always dissenters :
To: sodpoodle

It is rather goofy but not a big deal.

7 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:04:57 AM by NWFree (Socialism is legalized plunder)

“The Art Of The Big Deal”
To: sodpoodle

Its a bit of humor not intended to be worshipped. The left are humorless robots and a few on the right like to feign outrage to show how ‘moral’ they are.

21 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:31:04 AM by melsec (There’s a track, winding back, to an old forgotten shack along the road to Gundagai..)

To: sodpoodle

The statue is funny.

34 posted on 2/26/2021, 12:07:56 PM by bfkirk

And in “whataboutism today”
To: sodpoodle

Liberals quoting scripture? Musta reeeely triggered em huh?

20 posted on 2/26/2021, 11:29:51 AM by know.your.why (If you dont watch the MSM you are uninformed. If you do watch the MSM you are misinformed.)

Well, it kinda triggered Moses, didn’t it?
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Cruz Control edition

Recovering from a bout of gastroenteritis, and was going to take this weekend off, but I just couldn’t pass this one up!

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Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with his family amid power crisis in Texas

Fox News ^ | 2/18/21 | Tyler Olsen

Posted on 2/18/2021, 9:26:48 AM by JonPreston

Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his family this week as Texas dealt with a winter storm that left millions without power, Fox News has confirmed.

1 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:26:48 AM by JonPreston
To: Brookhaven

It’s the Daily Mail, so, they would find fault with anything Cruz or any republican does.

5 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:03:50 AM by adorno

To: Brookhaven

Trips to Cancun aren’t done on the spur of the moment – I’d assume his wife and kids have been planning and anticipating this trip for a while now. Probably wouldn’t have been easy to cancel at the last minute due to freak weather conditions, but I agree – it’s a bad look.

4 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:02:45 AM by AnotherUnixGeek

There’s this thing called “trip insurance” – perhaps you’ve heard of it?
To: Brookhaven

Only illegals are allowed to flee to another country.

11 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:05:08 AM by Leep (Save America. Lock down Joe Biden!)

To: Brookhaven

Lol. Like Cruz is responsible for the Texas energy policy. It’s a state function.

And who cares. I’d do it too if I could.

Jealous losers.

13 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:06:08 AM by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL)

To: Brookhaven

In other news, Biden pushes gun control and the unemployment rate is on the rise due to leftist policies, but by all means worry about where and when the Cruz family takes a vacation. /spit.

18 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:07:15 AM by Bearshouse

To: JonPreston

Good on him. After the whole election mess and the inauguration mess and the whole Pelosi-led fricking Capitol mess, yeah good on Ted.Hope he is sharing a margarita with his wife right now.

27 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:34:30 AM by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys )
Ah – but it IS your circus, and they most definitely ARE your monkeys.
To: JonPreston

Maybe the author of this article should bring his Hot Air to Texas and generate some energy to warm some houses. Cruz isn’t even in Texas and airports here were closed until yesterday. People know you can work in DC or Cancun and still do your job, right? BS story and post.

31 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:34:51 AM by Savage Rider

And then, quite unexpectedly, common sense breaks out!
To: JonPreston

We bash Dems when they do this kind of stuff. Bad look for Cruz

60 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:41:03 AM by stuck_in_new_orleans ( )

I think he was born with that bad look, but whatever….
To: cgbg

This is tone-deaf optics at its worse(sic). I never liked Cruz much, but wow.

12 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:30:54 AM by Shadylake

To: JonPreston

Honestly, I expect him to resign over this.

2 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:27:21 AM by Shadylake

To: JonPreston

THIS, after he criticized state officials yesterday? Moroooon

53 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:39:41 AM by montag813 (“Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the Great”)

To: JonPreston

He just gave his opponent in 2024 some great campaign material.

72 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:45:49 AM by Stravinsky

You Beto your life he did.
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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – Ambivalent about ambidexterity edition

Ambivalent about ambidexterity

When I was very young, the conventional wisdom (thank you so much, Dr. Spock) was to take your lefty child and turn them into a rightie, so that they would fit into a right-handed majority’s world.

This was accomplished by things like “If your baby reaches for something with their left hand, withhold it. If they reach for it with their right, let them have it”, and similar aversion training. My Mom did this with me.

Unfortunately, what this really did was to screw up my manual dexterity, and make me equally clumsy with BOTH hands.

I realized this when I took a manual dexterity test at Texas State Technical Institute which consisted of removing tiny washers from one steel rod one at a time, and transferring them to an adjacent rod. I was almost to the time limit when I looked around and saw my fellow students picking up the washers by the tens and doing the move. Too late for me to join in the cheating, I failed the test. The instructor responsible for counseling new students on their suitability for the classes/career path they wanted to take (in my case, electronics) looked at my entrance exam questions and noted that I played the bass guitar. His unspoken “NOT VERY WELL, I’D WAGER” hung in the air like miasma.

So – I’ve lived my entire life with my right-side fighting my left side for control. I shot Marksman with both hands at Allen Academy (and my “weak hand” is still almost identical to my “strong hand” in pistol target shooting), but I pick up things with my left hand, write with my right, and play bass right-handed. This has assisted me in becoming The World’s Clumsiest Person, and denied me the ability to do things I know perfectly well how to do, but would screw up through clumsiness.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Trial and Errors edition

OK people – ISO suits on? Let’s dive in! We’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

Trump’s impeachment defense team leaves less than two weeks before trial
CNN ^ | 1/31/21 | Gloria Borger

Posted on 1/31/2021, 7:12:46 AM by jstolzen

(CNN) Former President Donald Trump’s five impeachment defense attorneys have left a little more than a week before his trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy.

It was a dramatic development in the second impeachment trial for Trump, who has struggled to find lawyers willing to take his case. And now, with legal briefs due next week and a trial set to begin only days later, Trump is clinging to his election fraud charade and suddenly finds himself without legal representation.

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Looks like a major disagreement on strategy – Trump apparently wanted his legal team to focus on election fraud, and they wanted to focus instead on legality of trying a FORMER President.Either way..not good this close to the charade..er..trial.

1 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:12:46 AM by jstolzen
Oh, I thought it was an excellent move. But then, I hate The Darnold’s guts.
To: jstolzen

Sorry. CNN is hardly a credible news source.

5 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:20:00 AM by Blennos ( )

Need to reload so you can shoot that messenger some more?
To: jstolzen
Get a couple of first year law students.

Looks like he took your advice.

He doesn’t need any more firepower than that for this utter foolishness.

America is far more interested in their MIA $1400 checks than impeaching a private citizen.

7 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:22:40 AM by jazminerose (America’s most dangerous domestic terrorists—believers and objectors.)

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Sometimes, even when the replier to a deleted post doesn’t quote the deletee, it’s easy to figure out who posted the deleted comment:
To: snarkytart
So, you seem to doubt that his legal team has, indeed, left?
11 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:25:29 AM by jstolzen
(there is no visible post from snarkyfart before post number 11)
To: DoodleDawg
numerous sources that someone close to the ….blah blah blah

whatever.

19 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:40:19 AM by snarkytart

I’ll see your “whatever” and raise you a “holy fuck”.
To: snarkytart
What happened to Jay Sekulow? He and Rudy did a great job last time.

22 posted on 1/31/2021, 7:44:18 AM by Saveourcountry

To: Saveourcountry

He and Rudy did a great job last time

You forgot the /s

59 posted on 1/31/2021, 8:22:28 AM by Jim Noble (He who saves his nation violates no law)
No kidding.
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(Tommy T resists doing a search and replace to change every “snarkytart” reference to “snarkyfart”)
To: snarkytart

Please watch your language. Thanks.

42 posted on 1/31/2021, 8:04:40 AM by Sidebar Moderator

To: Zwerni1

Why can’t he argue voter fraud?He was charged in the impeachment of “Incitement of Insurrection”. The case at hand is whether or not he did that. Arguing election fraud is:

A. Admitting he incited insurrection as a result of his being cheated.

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B. Not pertinent to the fact that he didn’t incite insurrection.

Any good lawyer on the other side would argue that it has no relevance to the case, and the biased judge would throw it out as inadmissible.

John Roberts himself recused from this, knowing that it was unconstitutional and a circus. Trump and his team should do the same. As I mentioned, his presence only gives the charade credence and will not change a single vote for or against.

49 posted on 1/31/2021, 8:16:14 AM by Magnatron
One Freeper finds the silver lining in this particular cloud :
To: Jim Noble
Agree with every word you wrote. .At least Trump isn’t on Twitter blasting this idiocy right now.
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Jack Dorsey actually did him a favor.

54 posted on 1/31/2021, 8:21:23 AM by hcmama

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…along with the entire country….
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

and legal professionals know that if they assist Trump, their careers will be ruined

Nonsense.

Any competent lawyer knows that allowing election fraud as a defense is equivalent in this forum to his client pleading guilty, any lawyer who would allow it SHOULD have his career ruined.

66 posted on 1/31/2021, 8:26:28 AM by Jim Noble (He who saves his nation violates no law)
To: jstolzen
Good grief…Trump is his own worse (sic) enemy!!!

You’re just now figuring that out, are you?

Unless he gets past this impeachment mess there is no future for Trump, no 2024.

121 posted on 1/31/2021, 9:57:03 AM by devane617 (‘It’s Only Donuts Ma’am’)

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – “Insufficient Bone Spurs” edition

Insufficient bone spurs

When I was in Allen Military academy, our MST (military science and technology) instructors were active-duty Army, assigned to Allen after rotating out of Vietnam. It was 1968, and things were getting a lot worse over there. The ethos of Allen Academy (one of the 10 “honor academies” in the country) was that you attended through high school levels, to two years of junior college levels, then were enlisted as a First Lieutenant. A lot of the gung-ho cadet officers bombarded the Nam vets with questions about what it was like over there.

To a man, they refused to say anything at all about it. This scared me more than any horror stories they could have told.

When I came back home to Waco, my father asked me to let him submit my name for acceptance in the Waco branch of the Naval Reserve. My dad was sort of a big wheel there (28 years active duty, and a civil service fireman at James Connally AFB in Waco), so it was a shoo-in way to escape the draft, which was crucial, as my draft eligibility began the next year.

I told him “No – it’s not right for me to hide there while all my friends were being snapped up by the draft. I’ll take my chances like everybody else.” I couldn’t tell if he was quietly approving, or thought I was an idiot.

The night of the lottery drawing, I went to Cameron Park with my friend and ex-bandmate Bobby Arnold. It was night. We took our amplifiers and instruments, and jammed some, then sat in my car and listened to the radio to hear the drawing announcements (they announced each birth date for those eligible, and called out the number that was drawn for it). The higher the number, the lower the chance of being shipped off to Nam. They drew the number for my birthday, and it was 328. They drew the number for Bobby’s and it was 3. He joined the Navy immediately thereafter.

No bone spurs for either of us.

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Company “C” (my company) :

 

That’s me below with the book satchel (yes, I was a book-reading nerd even then)

 

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Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – Creeping cancer edition

Pain issues preclude me doing a regular “Obsession” post this Monday, so here’s a little piece I wrote some years ago :

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On libertarianism – a creeping cancer

I’ve noticed that so-called “libertarians” (I say “so-called” because no two libertarians can agree on what it is) are really just sociopaths in training.

Greed enters into it, of course, but the real hallmark is loss of empathy. It starts with groups of people they don’t have any contact with (people in other countries, people who have been born into situations they couldn’t imagine, and things that would make them cry like a child if they happened to them) and then expands.

As it grows, their loss of empathy extends to people who occupy the same world but are somehow (usually through lack of hustle) inferior to them, and undeserving of help.

Their circle of give-a-fuck gets smaller and smaller and smaller over time until – guess what? It only extends to them and their immediate families.

And then, in the end, it only extends to them.

And that, my friends, is the textbook definition of sociopathy.

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