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Aug 16th, 2017 at 11:51:02 am

tcr! · Aug 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

This Tweet from BarackObama

Peeps, there’s some good news.

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Neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations in Illinois

tcr! · Aug 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

ct illinois senate neo nazi terrorist organization

Illinois Senate approves resolution asking police to recognize neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations

The Illinois Senate on Sunday adopted a resolution urging law enforcement officials to recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations.

The resolution comes in response to the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman who was protesting a rally staged by white nationalists was killed after a driver who participated in the rally drove a car into a line of vehicles.

“It is vital that we stand in total opposition to the hatred, bigotry and violence displayed by the white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville this past weekend,” said sponsoring Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. “They are the heirs to the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis. We fought two bloody wars in opposition to their ideologies. We must continue to fight those same twisted ideologies today.”

I’ve been going so far as to say that the powers that be should amend the Constitution to ban hate groups from parading around in public.

What the Illinois Senate did is better. Let people marching with Confederate and Nazi swastika flags be legally known for what they are.

Stunning Pics From White Supremacist Gathering In Charlottesville
Stunning Pics From White Supremacíst Gathering In Charlottesville

I don’t know how much legal weight the resolution has but it’d be nice if it gave the police the authority to stop them from parading around with their flags and signs and shields. I’m hoping more states will adopt similar, too. Give organizations just cause for denying the almighty “permit” to incite hate and oppression.

Again, I don’t know the resolution’s legalities but these are my hopeful assumptions.

Definitely a step in the right direction by taking away their public podiums.

#politics #hatecrimes

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

Final thought for this week…

I hate Charlotte Nazis

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Aug 16th, 2017 at 10:09:57 am

tcr! · Aug 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

Don’t want someone to be somebody they’re not.

Because they aren’t.

#protip

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Morning drinks mute the fires of hell

tcr! · Aug 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

Audio (MP3): 20170816 - Morning drinks mute the fires of hell

Halloween tonic bottles

And then there was that one time when it was 8 or 8:15 in the morning. I had called in sick the last couple of days because I’d been drinking. Too much. I called in[1] that morning, too, because there wasn’t any way I was going to be able to pull myself out of it. Not that day for sure.

And Hell was especially hot that morning because I had not a drop to drink. Whatever I’d been drinking those past few “sick” days was gone and that wouldn’t do.

My ex-wife was going to take Maggie to school and then stop at the grocery store or something. I watched from the window as they drove down the street and around the corner. And around the next corner. The moment The Cube went beyond the trees I ran to my truck and drove to the liquor store like it was closing in five minutes. Even though the business day had barely started.

I was scared shitless while driving but really my heart was racing for a different reason. Soon the horrible morning alcoholic pains would quiet down. Soon I would feel that sweet release as Hell was put on hold. For another day.

At the liquor store I bought two half gallons of whiskey. I didn’t care what I looked like, what I smelled like, or what the cashier thought. Any public shame in that store no longer applied.

Then I raced back home as fast as I could, barely obeying traffic laws, and ignoring the other drivers. I didn’t want to see anybody I knew. Back at home I got nuzzled in the basement like I’d never left and put on Elizabeth from 1998 for background noise.[2] Then sweet bliss as I squeezed the cheap plastic whiskey bottle over and over again. Like there was no tomorrow. Any consequences for being drunk that day (or the days before) were no longer my concern. Tomorrow was tomorrow. Morning drinks mute the fires of hell.

This is what it means to be powerless over alcohol. This is what it means for my life to be unmanageable.

And to make my horrible story even worse I have a whole bunch of stories just like this. I played the odds each and every time I needed a drink and didn’t have one handy. I played the odds even when I did.

A guy said in a meeting that he knew exactly when he crossed over to being an alcoholic: when he started lying to his wife about his drinking. When I started hiding my drinking, started the sneaking around…that’s when all was truly lost. If you’re there — there’s a way out when you’re ready.

As I write and review and write this morning at 7:56 am, I’m filled with gratitude that the only morning drink I need in the here and now is a gallon of coffee. I still don’t do moderation well but I’m no longer magnetized to the basement futon and filled with emotional sludge.

And just so I don’t end on a Debbie Downer: recovery isn’t so much about all the wonderful things I now have. It’s so much more about the horrible things I don’t.

#alcoholism #confessional #lettherebehope #diariespodcast


  1. Well, I didn’t actually “call in” because that would require talking to someone. Instead I sent emails to save any verbal embarrassment.

  2. I watched A LOT of movies when I was drinking.

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easiest way to commit a suicide

tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

easiest way to commit a suicide

I don’t remember what “easy way” I was searching for 1:17am last Saturday but the second result suggestion made me stop and hmm… 🤔

While reviewing with Sara last night, she pointed out that it’s “commit a suicide” which peaked my curiosity even more. Maybe you get to do more than one.

Further wondering: are these auto-suggests time sensitive? So at 1:17am you get the “commit suicide” tips and then at 7:11am you get the “cook bacon” variety?

Final wondering: do they offer the “lose weight” as the third choice to give me a nudge that if I wasn’t so fat I wouldn’t be thinking of killing myself.

#searchresults #machinelearning

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Dodge Challenger in Charlottesville

tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 12:31 pm

I’ve watched a lot of videos trying to see what exactly happened when James Fields drove his car down the street. The videos showed different angles and some only with him going in reverse.

Many of the alt-right have suggested that people were attacking his car with bats while he helplessly sat there. Then he gunned it in reversed, possibly in fear for his life.

The videos below are best I’ve found and show a bigger picture. Be aware, everything about them makes me sick.

scene missing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DazXO_M2fno

What’s more is that he appears to initially slam his Challenger into the back of another car and that car in turn hit a minivan which then hit more people. Below is the drone video which shows all that.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/896554287395942402/video/1

😢

#videos #charlottesville

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I’m watching NBC news. I can’t stand it. I’m outnumbered 3 to me most nights at work.

I try to go back to the impromptu “news conference” he gave in early Jan. It was so obvious he had no plan. He did not expect to win. He’s nervous, guilty, without a clue.

On the news tonight he’s defending the notion that there are 2 sides to every story, including this one.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Context is everything but these words are truthy:

“To me, clowns aren’t funny. In fact, they’re kind of scary. I’ve wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to
the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad.”

This is attributed to Al Franken as Jack Handy on the bigassweb.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

T:
Did you see Scaramucci on Colbert Monday night?

“The thing is…you miss by an inch or so, no more.”
sgc, 90’s

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Granted Antifa are a bunch of assholes just the same but ya, Trump bringing up the permit over and over again like that somehow makes white supremacists good to go.

As far as I’m concerned they should amend the constitution to ban hate groups from parading around in public. They incite fear and violence wherever they go. You can’t go around the workplace promoting such but we allow it at our universities? Facebook and Twitter should ban them as well.

Confederacy? Stick all that shit in a museum. Somebody on Twitter even said that the Civil War wasn’t only about slavery.

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Happy Cicada Tuesday, peeps!

tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 7:51 am

Happy Cicada Tuesday peeps

Only one I’ve seen so far this year but I’ve been hearing them.

#photos #cicada

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“You don’t get to be both a nazi and a proud American”

tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 7:45 am

You dont get to be both a nazi and a proud American

Saw this yesterday on the social medias.

Maggie and I have been talking as of late on the theory that there aren’t bad people, just people who do bad things.

But sometimes you gotta wonder.

#civilrights

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

As a friend pointed out on FB…

“There may not be bad people, but there are people who keep doing very bad things over and over”

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Yep.
Nazi’s lost. Hence they’re AKA: “Losers”.

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Nighttime column work

tcr! · Aug 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Nighttime column work

I shouldn’t have been working on my columns after the sun went down but I had Zack de la Rocha singing “fuck you I won’t do what you tell me.” Hard to resist sticking it to conformity.

#homeimprovement #rageagainstthemachine

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Today’s beard selfie

tcr! · Aug 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Todays beard selfie

I suppose I should get up and make dinner instead of admiring myself on Instagram

#photos #selfies #beard

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