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  • kreskin

    Heart breaking news , if only he had taken dear Rupert with him. ( sigh )

    Greetings , Unka !

  • Эдвин

    Hurray!!! Unka. We’ve missed you. ^_^

    I won’t be missing Roger Ailes. >>>bleck<<<

  • notisaidthepig

    Oink!

    • Эдвин

      Greetings. +_+

      • notisaidthepig

        Edwin! I feel like I never see you these days. 😉

        • Эдвин

          LOL. I have been very busy.

          • notisaidthepig

            Toad has sort of disappeared as well. A pig is not happy! 🙁

          • Эдвин

            I just sent him an email.

          • notisaidthepig

            My hero!

  • Эдвин

    So, what’s up Unka? Are you back, or you just had to make a thread for Roger Ailes? Did you miss us as much as we missed you?

    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      You’re still alive and kicking!

      • Эдвин

        Yep. It’ll take a lot to kill me off. Lately, however, I have been de-composing (blog comments) …. nyuck nyuck nyuck. +_-

        • IronPyrite_Reborn

          You were a VERY bad boy. You dared speak against the entrenched power structure.

          (never mind that the facts don’t fit the narrative)

          • Эдвин

            Some people might say I was a bad boy, even a very bad boy, and some others might say I was a Nasty Bad Naughty Boy.

            Really, I’m a Nice Good Lovely Boy who didn’t finish my koolaid.

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            Think of it is this way…

            The KoolAid drinkers will ensure that Trump will enjoy a second term, and that Dems will lose even more seats in the Congress.

            As Susie-the-Wise teaches us, “You don’t vote for a candidate – you vote for a party platform.”

          • Эдвин

            Yep. Trump 2020 is looking real.

          • notisaidthepig

            It’s practically guaranteed.

          • Эдвин

            Thanks, Russia!!!

      • Эдвин

        Unka made the thread, but is nowhere to be seen. So mysterious.

        What’s up with you IP?

  • IronPyrite_Reborn

    Roget Ailes finally kicked the bucket?

    (so that was that cool, fresh breeze I felt today)

  • Эдвин

    If you build it we will come. ^_^

    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      Just no unpopular opinions…

      • Эдвин

        How many blondes does it take to screw in a light bulb?

        • IronPyrite_Reborn

          Optimist: The glass is half full
          Pessimist: The glass is half empty
          Feminist: The glass is being raped

          • Эдвин

            #patriarchy

            Actually, the blondes are men and I don’t know the answer so I was asking you. ^_-

    • kreskin

      Looks to me like it’s already been built . Nice job , too .

  • I am overwhelmed! Love you guys, all. Just couldn’t resist commenting on Rog’s passing, but we’ll talk after I get back from my GP meeting, this morning. 🙂

    • Ann Watson

      Look forward to that. ; )

    • notisaidthepig

      Good luck. We’ll be here waiting…

      • IronPyrite_Reborn

        You’re in Vegas? So many things suck about Vegas, except all the great places to eat. Have fun!

        • notisaidthepig

          I hardly ever go to the strip and live near the mountains. It’s actually lovely.

          • Эдвин

            There are 2 Niagara Falls too (my home town). One is tourist traps, museums and casinos and the other is natural beauty (and very lovely). Most tourists only see the former.

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            January, 2016, went to the Atomic Museum, and the Neon Museum, several art exhibits, and a tour of Red Rock Canyon. Had a great time.

          • notisaidthepig

            Red Rock is so nice. My brother lives a hop, skip, and a jump from the entrance to the park. Oink!

  • Эдвин

    Count Dankula could be facing a year in jail, in Scotland, for hate speech, for this video. What do you think?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYslEzHbpus

    • Эдвин

      [True confessions: the video made me laugh. Poor guy.]

  • Эдвин

    What’s The Real Scandal About The 2016 Election?
    By: Susie Madrak

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/05/whats-real-scandal-about-2016-election

    (Pssst: It’s not those damned Hallmark Christmas movies. Who knew?)

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/how-those-damned-hallmark-christmas-movies

    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      “Women aren’t allowed to dream big.”

      None of Hillary’s big dreams were realized? Let’s review…

      Valedictorian at Wellesley
      Yale Law
      Admitted to the BAR
      Board of Directors, WalMart
      First Lady
      Senator
      SoS

      God, Susie, you’re right! The patriarchy Hallmark Christmas movies has kept her in her place for her entire life.

      • notisaidthepig

        She’s been denied something she wanted. Poor snowflake!

        • Эдвин

          It’s H->R turn.

          • notisaidthepig

            (((vomits)))

    • notisaidthepig

      Ugh.

  • Эдвин
    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      “That doesn’t take much. Who isn’t better than Trump?”

      West just nailed it!

    • notisaidthepig

      Oh, I see. Maher is setting us up to take the fall for the next election. Fuck you!

    • notisaidthepig

      OMG. They are saying they prefer Mike Pence. Fuck these fucking people!

    • notisaidthepig

      Oh, it was worth watching to see West call out Maher. Such a fucking asshole!

      • Эдвин

        He should stick to “New Rules” and let other people speak. Nice finger-wagging at the end. Oh, brother! (Hey didn’t Hillary do that: “you naughty awful lying girl.”

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e884a1e300c3e3982e38a13ecbf4f0d3b53bfb88773e485a39c6d7045391d599.jpg

        • notisaidthepig

          I say, “Fuck you, Maher.” I won’t watch his show again. The epitome of an entitled asshole who feels nothing economically because he’s rich yet blames and shits on working class people because they won’t kowtow to what HE wants. FUCK YOU!!!

          • Эдвин

            It’s a common trend I’ve noticed. When people have a lot of money, after a while they forget what it’s like to be working class and actually in the trenches where legislation isn’t just some ideological thing it really affects you and your lifestyle. Maher can beak off and say Clinton is better, in his armchair, because he’s rich enough that none of it will ever affect him. Ditto this for so many others on our TVs and elsewhere.

          • notisaidthepig

            It’s disgusting how he tries to blame blacks for not voting for $hillary in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Gross.

          • Эдвин

            to borrow a phrase from you… (((vomit))) ^_^

          • notisaidthepig

            Hey, I just sent Toad an email telling him we were here. I haven’t seen him in a while. 🙁

          • Эдвин

            He had a lot of appointments to go to and he has spent a lot of time on his PT. I don’t want to guess at more. +_-

          • Эдвин

            I thought maybe we’d see Alan and Ann and a few others. (?)

          • notisaidthepig

            Alan is waiting until after I talk to Unka.

          • Эдвин

            Oh. I see. Still, in the meantime it would be nice to see him.

          • notisaidthepig

            Do you remember where Unka lives? On the east coast or the west coast or in between? Jw!

          • Эдвин

            I think he lives in Phoenix. He’s somewhere down in your corner of North America.

          • notisaidthepig

            Oh, okay. I’m hoping to talk to him tonight. We’ll see…

          • Эдвин

            I don’t know what a GP meeting is. Does those take long?

          • notisaidthepig

            Yeah, I didn’t catch that either.

          • Эдвин

            While we’re waiting, I’m busy at… “The School of Life”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9JCwkx558o

          • notisaidthepig

            I’m chatting with an old friend….

          • Эдвин

            I love the internet for things like this, especially living in Korea. If I wanted to know about Kierkegaard in 1997, when I came here, I’d most likely have to wait for a weekend and then travel into Seoul where I could spend my day looking for an English text on philosophy. Today I can do it at home in my sleeping clothes.

          • notisaidthepig

            Well, don’t get too used to it. Apparently, net neutrality is going to be a thing of the past by the end of this year.

          • Эдвин

            :'(

            Those fuckers better not fuck things up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • notisaidthepig

            You best prepare yourself. 😉

          • Эдвин

            It’s Outrageous, I tell you. I feel Outrage.

            They want to wake the sleeping masses, fuck with their internet.

          • notisaidthepig

            You may be right there, my friend. This might be the tipping point…..if people even realize it’s going on.

          • Эдвин

            Most people don’t give a rat’s ass how corporations are taxed, but mess with their online surfing routines, or charge fees, and things gonna be UgLy.

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            Bread and Circuses…for the 21st Century

          • Эдвин

            Yes, and we like it free and unfettered and in our homes. Hands off!!

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            ISPs are already “throttling” service. They’ll just ratchet up that process until you won’t be able to access certain networks and sites.

          • Ann Watson

            I’m waiting to see how Unka is first.

          • Эдвин

            In the meantime…

            Hi

          • Ann Watson

            Hi, indeed! ; )

          • notisaidthepig

            I wonder how his mom is doing….

          • Ann Watson

            Yes, I wondered that too.

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Noti, sure have missed you! I quit watching Bill Maher along time ago. 🙂

        • notisaidthepig

          Linda! How nice to see you! It has indeed been a while. I trust all is well with you and yours. (((hugs)))

          I don’t own a television or have cable or anything like that so I haven’t really watched….stuff in ages. I do check out YouTube clips though. I always enjoyed the New Rules from Maher. But I’m done. Done with clicking on clips even. The only thing they understand is when we don’t support them. And I don’t support him any longer. He’s still blaming Bernie and Stein supporters FFS, saying we cost $hillary the election. I’ve decided enough is enough.

          Oink!

          • lindajoyous

            Noti, sorry I missed your reply. Yeah it is so good to be able to communicate again. My broken shoulder has slowly improved. The orthopedic surgeon released me back to my regular doctor because they are only allowed to write prescription for pain meds for 3 months. Still seeing the orthopedic surgeon to monitor my healing. I called my doctor for pain meds refill, the nurse said she would tell the doctor , well they never called, so I called back. She said I was just in their office, I said that I just learned that the orthopedic surgeon referred me back to them for pain meds. I called again they said they are still waiting on the doctor, still didn’t hear from them, had my daughter-in -law call and they referred me to narcotics anonymous. Well dammit I am not a drug addict and will not go that route. I am so angry about this. I have 23 years of sobriety. I told this to the ortopedic surgeon about how frustrated I am and was able write me a prescription for Tramadol. Sorry my comment is so long.

            Politics have become very depressing and corrupt. Hope you have a great day! (((Hugs)))
            Linda

          • notisaidthepig

            Thanks for the update, Linda. Sounds nightmarish. (((hugs))) And here’s hoping things work out and you get some relief.

          • lindajoyous

            You’re very welcomed and thank you very much Noti! (((Hugs Back)))

  • Эдвин

    Gorbachev Warns of Growing Danger

    The former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, is 87 years old but still sharp.
    He told a delegation of 30 Americans in a two-week visit to Russia
    organized by the Center for Citizen Initiatives, “This is a time to be
    concerned. We should worry about relations between our two countries. …
    Things cannot continue as they are.”

    https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/15/gorbachev-warns-of-growing-danger/

  • Эдвин
  • notisaidthepig
    • Эдвин

      I saw this is the new thing. They’re re-booting Roseanne and the X-Files too.

      • notisaidthepig

        This is different. This is Twin Peaks! (I’m a big fan. Though I don’t own a television or have cable so not sure how I’m going to watch it tomorrow….)

        • Эдвин

          I know places, but maybe that gets you in trouble inside the USA (?)

          • notisaidthepig

            I was hoping you’d say something like this…..drop me an email. 😉

          • Эдвин

            Can do. Will do. +_-

          • notisaidthepig

            Hurray!!!

          • Эдвин

            Done. +_+

  • notisaidthepig
  • Эдвин

    I Was in the Room While Jordan Peterson and Senators Debated My Human Rights

    Canadian trans rights legislation passed another hurdle this week. Bill C-16 now heads to a third and final vote in the Senate.

    As you know I’ve been following Bill C-16, in Canada, about gender pronouns (and stuff). Firstly, this person is flat-out lying. I watched the senate testimony on youtube, there are several videos, and so did many of the people commenting here. It doesn’t help your cause to lie about something hundreds of thousands of people watched themselves.

    http://torontoist.com/2017/05/room-jordan-peterson-senators-debated-human-rights/

  • notisaidthepig

    Well, that’s it for me. I’m off to bed. See you on the other side….

    • Эдвин

      Sweet Dreams. I hope you have visions of Twin Peaks dance in your head. +_-

      • notisaidthepig

        Oh, dear. That could be bad. Some pretty horrific images from that show. I’ll try to focus on Agent Cooper. 😉

        • Эдвин

          Oops. As I said, I haven’t seen it. I’d probably think about Tyler H coming back for a visit on Supergirl this week.

  • ARIC

    Hello. Marxist looking for a home?

    • Эдвин

      Hi, ARIC. Nice to see you.

      • ARIC

        Hi Edwin. Hope you are well!

        • Эдвин

          Yup. Hope you’re well too.

          It was a pleasant surprise to find Unka made a new thread. Wonder if it’s going to be a thing.

          • ARIC

            I hope so too. I like the layout of the site.

          • Эдвин

            I always used to come here before he shut it down. It is nicely done.

          • ARIC

            I haven’t had a chance to chat with you lately. I’ve been going through a number of minor medical crises and procedures. However, I seem to have come out of it relatively unscathed (for now). I am sad that I had to leave FLC. I just couldn’t take it anymore.

            How have you been?

          • Эдвин

            Glad to hear much of that is behind you. Hope you’re OK.

            I didn’t follow what happened with you… (some people) too bossy?

          • ARIC

            It was a huge blowup with Sanders supporters over anti-war stuff. Pointing out people’s complicity with Sanders in his pro-war record is not well received but I went there.

            I had the temerity to point out that they didn’t seem to care when Sanders was supporting the murder of brown people overseas.

            Needless to say, it went downhill from there. They accused me of accusing them of being racist, and suggested I leave if I thought that.

            Initially I denied that I was accusing them of being racist. But, the more I thought about it, the more I decided that the shoe actually fit.

            Anyway, I left. They were trying to ban-without-banning me anyway.

            Anyway, I had personal challenges to worry about. My diabetes has/had reached a kind of crisis point. So I’ve had medication changes, procedures and surgery. I don’t need the unpleasantness of people lying about themselves and then making it about me.

          • Эдвин

            Take care of your health.

            The rest seems to be the nature of the internet, or at least lefty blog commenters. Can’t herd cats.

          • ARIC

            I don’t think Sandroids are “lefty” in any way, but you are right 😉

            I think one thing we really need to do is differentiate GOALS. What is the ideal for the GOAL of humanity in the late 21st and early 22nd centuries? Whatever labels we apply to one another, we have goals. These goals are the ultimate arbiters of who and what we are.

            What I see is a group of Americans denying reality. They seem to think that if they can replicate FDR — without the historical depredations of what FDR was really all about — they can have some set of lifetimes of “nice things”: Single payer healthcare, free college tuition, et. al.

            But there’s a huge period of planetary rebirth that is needed for other people. Things that have to go include nationalism (a fundamental dividing point), capitalism (another fundamental dividing point) and ecology — which is in doubt with the FDR mindset. It’s not just about income inequality, it’s about the social and environmental conditions that fuel that inequality.

            I don’t think it’s totally about herding cats as you say — although that is a big part of it. It’s about looking at the bottom line with a clear head.

          • Эдвин

            That’s why sometimes it’s nice to be a Canadian overseas. Really, I have stopped listening to ALL of your politicians at present, ALL of them. I don’t trust a single one. I have been looking a bit more at Canada and Trudeau.

            And, aside from that, I just show up to do my *”shit-stirring,” something I am very accomplished at. ^_-

          • ARIC

            I have retreated into hobby-dom. However they are very interesting hobbies.

          • Эдвин

            It’s good you have some hobbies.

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            “or at least lefty blog commenters”

            And they all seem to have one common, overarching theme.

            (I’ll leave it to you to determine what that is)

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            Forget all those people, and their bad Ju-Ju – you just concentrate on getting better.

          • Ann Watson

            I was sad to see you go, you weren’t the only one who left.

    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      ARIC, are you another refugee from C&L?

      • ARIC

        No. I posted one post on C&L and was immediately banned, though. LOL. But I am a refugee from Far Left Chat.

        • IronPyrite_Reborn

          A refugee from Far Left Chat? Were you exiled for the same reason as Edwin?

          • ARIC

            No, I was exiled for arguing that lionizing Sanders about his supposed anti-war views and, in real life, murderous tendencies — was racist.

          • IronPyrite_Reborn

            Petty authoritarian tactics have become the hallmark of the new “regressive left”. You see how well it’s working out for them at the ballot box.

  • Эдвин
  • Эдвин

    This is very interesting. It connects a lot of dots for me. And, I shouldn’t have to say, I don’t agree with everything he says, but it’s an interesting narrative of names, dates and places.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTmNWY0ZPfM&t=492s

    • Эдвин
    • IronPyrite_Reborn

      He’s wrong on a some points, and he tends to paint with too broad a brush. I could also do without the creepy background noise.

      • Эдвин

        Yes, but this subject is new for me so it paints, with a broad brush, the story, the people, etc. (I am actually not a politics junkie. I got into blogs trying to find “real news” during Bu$h’$ reign.) Now I know what I’m looking for/at.

      • Эдвин

        PS, another thing I’ve noticed is if you look for “lefty” coverage of topics like this the way they tell the story (if you can even find it) is very different.

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