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  1. 1 hour ago, quod umbra said:

    As originally constructed, the only real issue with The US Constitution used the vernacular of the day. If you wish to specifically cite where and race, color, or creed was marginalized, please do so.

    There were two flaws in The Constitution. The first was how a vice president was selected.... not sure that wasn't intentional though.

    The second flaw, which a very simple amendment would suffice to correct, was the usage of the word man/men. Change that one word to people or human and you have a near perfect document.

    And there is not need for the federal government to levy taxes. Rather each state should pay a "union fee" based on per capita population of each member state. We don't need the redundancy of state treasury and revenue departments and the IRS. It is a waste, not to mention silly.

    Uh 3/5's?

  2. 1 minute ago, Fakenews said:

    My point has always been things are getting better.  
    Pandemics do not go on and on.  Respiratory viruses do not mutate into more and more lethal versions.  Covid is not an issue for the unvaccinated.  Mask wearing to protect people who won’t protect themselves (and in fact consciously decide to harm others) is not something I think we as a society should promote.

     

    No they mutate into never ending.  And Covid is an issue for everyone.  If 10-40% of your staff or customers is anti-mask and anti-vax yeah fuck them, but it affects business.  If your kids get it and can't go to school it affects them and disrupts anyone they were around for a week or so.  I don't think I ever got it, but my ex and son did, my daughter didn't..  I have no idea how or why that's even possible.  I isolated like three times for weeks.  This is an issue for everyone, including the vaxxed, because uncertainty fucks everything up.  Get vaxxed and wear a mask when it's required, it's not that fucking hard.

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  3. 3 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:

    Pretty sure the bill is gonna be a big disappointment 

    for those of use who chafe under the rule of our corporate overlords . . 

    The Dems caved on additional funds for the IRS 

    which means that the oligarchy will be able to steal a trillion per year in tax cheating. 

    That would have easily paid the freight for the rest of the Bill. 

    (To be fair, the GOPPER R-eich insisted on that change. They are dead set against 

    efforts to rein in tax cheating by the wealthy.) 

    BTW, some of y'all well be glad to hear that the IRS is still able to track down and punish restaurant wait staff who fudge taxes on their tips. 

    What a country

    Meh, taxing crypto is good.  Any exchange of money should be taxed as regular income.  Especially Capital Gains and inheritance.

  4. 3 hours ago, Burning Man said:

    Re: the two infrastructure bills.  The first one $(1.5T) just got bipartisan approval from the senate group.  The larger $3.5T one that Biden wants to go through budget reconciliation - Pelosi is saying they must be passed together.

    I honestly don't get her strategery here.  Why not get one signed into law and then do the other one right behind it.  By linking the larger one that no R has gotten on board with and will most likely pass with 51 D votes (including Kamala's tie breaker) threatens to scuttle both.  I could very easily see Bitch McConnell saying no to the first one if the D's are going to force the larger one down their throats.  So why make them not only linked, but why try to push them through at the same time.  

    It just doesn't make sense to me.  If the R senators who worked on getting the first one done get pissed off at the other one being linked, I have ZERO doubt they would try to kill both.  What is Nance's play here??

    It's not that simple.  First, they are close to passing a $1T in a straight up transportation and broadband infrastructure bipartisan bill.  That's fucking huge, bigger than the National defense budget and targeted to pretty much only those items.  That's a huge win when dealing with half the congress who will only spend that kind of coin on tax cuts or defense.  It's a huge win for Buttegieg, Biden and Pelosi.  Put the money in the bank, put the points on the board, take the win.  But then they can haggle over the reconciliation bill price after.  It's at $3.5T total now, that's likely a threat, but the whole reconciliation part of it is that they can pass parts of it separately with a 51 majority.  So take the big win and then chip away on the families part of it.  Fuck, the R's will think they win if it's pared down to another $1T and it's really another huge chunk for progressive initiatives.  The Bernies and AOC's will always pull for more, but they are very smart and in touch with the WH and pelosi and know that any number with a $T in it is pretty fucking good.  And no one will say, "yeah, but they wanted $4.5T so they are losers", when the R's will have to go back to the fiscal express and explain why they owned the libs by "only" spending" a couple Tril.  And when rednecks start getting hired and start getting broadband in their doublewides so they can stream faux news while they can ditch their 6 kids to a free pre-school, they'll think it's all pretty fucking good.

  5. 2 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

    To say this was not planned well in advance is just a steaming pile of Malarkey.

    They had fucking t-shirts made to commemorate the occasion.

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    And plane tickets, hotel rooms, gallows, helmets, goggles, wire ties...

    Although I brought all that to the last Dead and Co. show in Eugene, lest they didn't play the encore I wanted.

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  6. 6 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

    Hopefully. 

    I've been thinking about this and if I run in 2024, and win, I'll import all the Puerto Ricans that want to come to the US and are willing to work, and deport all the sovereigns, Oath Disregarders, Nazis, Idaho Types, Pedophiles, Politicians, Pastors and similar Wannabe Nazis, Preppers, Evangelicals, people that aren't looking for work, non-vaxxers, everybody with a sub 100 IQ (redundancy?), any people that jump Asians on the street, half of Hollywood, AJ Oliver and other assorted idiots to PR.

    Sign the title over to them and revel in the thought that is an island with water all around as Trump informed us. Put a satellite up and drone the fuck out of people who try to leave.

    Who's going to tell him?

  7. 26 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

    Great, haven't been fucked in several days, so that will be a relief.  

    If you actually read that letter for content, and not with bias, you have to read it in the context of what had happened the year before, when previously that Federal support had been provided by unbadged and anonymous military troops (per TFG testing of the fascist waters it seems).  She is saying that she discourages deployment without notification.  NOT that she rejects Federal support if it is coordinated.  She also makes it clear that she didn't want National Guard or other Federal troop engaging in the deprival of civil rights.  

    Her fear, it seems was of a military coup, led by the CinC and certain traitorous generals.  She was not suspecting that there was a pending revolt, crappily planned by demented fools and gun nuts.  Underestimating the dismal mind of TFG was her real mistake.  And everyone else's it seems.  Apparently only TFG, some mid-level military and certain republican congress critters were in on the secret.

     

     

     

    Nailed it.  He just doesn't get his own cites.

  8. 3 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

    , who in their right mind didn't think a heavy po-Leece presence would be a good idea that day?

    And with that Jeff has an epiphany about what the fuck this whole thread is about.

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    (Pic from a slightly different tourist attraction)

  9. 3 minutes ago, nolatom said:

    7 on the left, 2 on the right---  sorta like PA..

    What I can't figure out is why there is a Right and Left in this case.  It's not abortion or gun control.  It's a single event, like watergate or 9/11.  It happened.  What are the two opposing sides opposing?

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  10. 59 minutes ago, El Mariachi said:

    What the actual fuk are they 'investigating'? Jfc, just arrest the bad guys involved and try them.

     

    Duh.....

    They are doing just that.  Over 500 minions so far.  But those rednecks didn't organize, advertise, pay for or direct this spontaneously.  It's time to move up the ladder.

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  11. 1 minute ago, Cal20sailor said:

    I get the bread, how about the meat of the sandwich?

    That's just kinda Winwoods thing.  Not made for radio.  Higher Love probably made him more money than being in three of the most iconic bands ever combined before that.  The Dead did the same thing with Touch of Grey.  Nothing wrong with feeding the masses to keep the kitchen open.

  12. 46 minutes ago, Cal20sailor said:

    My favorite is Heaven is in Your Mind.  Today not as great, but I'm assuming it was a 4track.  How does someone get their mind around it?  How does one edit that song and declare done.  Just my favorite, nothing else.

     

    They just fade out, it's like Low Spark, it could just keep going forever.  Or until the acid wears off.

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  13. 1 hour ago, El Mariachi said:

    Tell ya what....'Black lives' would & will possibly matter more to me.....the SECOND that they begin to actually fuking start mattering.....to the influential Blacks, the Jacksons & the Sharptons, the racist Demmy politicians, the myopic athelete idiots, the Leftista media, the Hollywood fagistas, the Donny Lemonades of this country and the race baiting fukers. In the meantime? Screw you.....us non-Blacks are NOT the fuking problem. The problem is in your own g-damn closet....and it's way past time to clean 'em out.....

    You be you Rick but knock off the homophobia.  Why the fuck does it matter to you?  Stop being the cock police.

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  14. Just now, El Mariachi said:

    Hmmmmm....I honestly can say I've probably listened to less than 38 seconds of that band in my entire life. Just not my kind of noise....plus tie dye shirts on grown men..... is beyond fuking gay..... 

    LOL, I'm not trying to change anyone's mind.  

    “We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.”- JG

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  15. 17 minutes ago, Mark K said:

    It's all rather stained, isn't it? A guy who has three inductions in the HOF, widely respected by peers from George Harrison to Jimi Fucking Hendrix, suddenly becomes a bad musician because he says something about vaccines in his 70s after having a bad experience with one himself?  Eric struck a nerve but it sure as shit wasn't a brain cell.   

     An example of Eric butchering a perfectly good song...yet again...just to fill space. 

       

     

    Clapton and Winwood are the 2nd and 3rd best guitar players on that stage

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