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Throw back Thursday to March 2006

tcr! · 5 days ago

Out protesting the war in Iraq

Throw back Thursday to March 2006 when we were out protesting the war in Iraq on a Sunday afternoon.

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sprout · 5 days ago

Ahh… soo many protests in those days!

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Yep. I think the last thing I protested was the neighbor parking in front of my house.

tism tism · 5 days ago

Been there, done that.

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

I’ve just started parking in the street, blocking anybody in who’s in front of my house πŸ‘

I am...The Chad · 5 days ago

I sure do also hate it when people utilize the publicly owned space in front of my house to legally park on the street. Where do they get the gall to do such a totally legal thing?

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Yep, pretty considerate to park two of their cars in front of my house and no cars in front of their own. But hey I’m glad you pointed out that it’s legal. πŸ™„

I am...The Chad · 4 days ago

Today in Extreme First World Problems….

tcr! tcr! · 4 days ago

Dude, you don’t know me or even know specifically the situation I’m talking about. Yet here you are chiming in on my post like you’re the sole champion of public residential parking based on a sarcastic comment of mine.

sprout · 4 days ago

Ha ha… okay, fellas. As much as I LOVE it when white straight men fight about parking… keep it civil!

sprout · 4 days ago

Also… you should see the parking in SF.. people put out cones to save spaces in front of their houses! The City is like.. ‘we need more parking’ and I’m like.. ‘We need fewer people!’

tcr! tcr! · 4 days ago

Do people have garages in SF? Or do they just like street parking?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 4 days ago

Elaine will post our pic when she finds it. We were on the Mall. I met some French girls. They hated W.

tcr! tcr! · 4 days ago

Which the Mall?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 4 days ago

The National Mall, D.C.

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What the America needs now is Dick Cheney

tcr! · Jan 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

What the America needs now is Dick Cheney

#politics πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‘

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Richard · Jan 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

You’re funny.

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Ms. Abrams more qualified than Trump

tcr! · Nov 7, 2018 at 7:51 am

Ms. Abrams for Georgia govenor

All the ugliness of the Trump campaign is on display in Georgia

The president also said last Thursday that Ms. Abrams “is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia.” Ms. Abrams graduated from Yale Law School and worked her way up to become minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, a position she held for six years. She is not only more qualified than her opponent to be governor, she is more qualified than Mr. Trump to be president. What absence of qualification could Mr. Trump possibly have been referring to, other than that she is not white?

I bet Trump hates the WP.

#politics #trump

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My own personal daylight savings time

tcr! · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm

My own personal daylight savings time

Sara making sure I vote today.. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

#politics #sara

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Good job Sara

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keamoose keamoose · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Thank you for voting.

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Fran · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm

I’m sure you can vote barefoot

tcr! tcr! · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

I didn’t even get dressed until about an hour ago. :)

Fran · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:27 pm

That might be a problem. Hell of a headline though.

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Jim J · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Voting is our right and responsibility! DO IT!

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Richard · Nov 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Your cute-ness made me a little sick. Barf.

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tcr! tcr! · Nov 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm

I Voted sticker 2018

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 6, 2018 at 6:57 pm

You are a Patriot!

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Mona · Nov 6, 2018 at 7:02 pm

You really should not be unsupervised for long periods 😁

tcr! tcr! · Nov 7, 2018 at 8:00 am

Even more so when the weather isn’t being friendly!

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leebobabaruba · Nov 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm

iF you live to be 90, you will have slept 30 years but have saved 18 years in just not having tied your shoes. Excellent!

Jim J · Nov 7, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Whoa, that’s some of that there higher numerification. How many years you been cipherin’ that high?!?

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Trump upset social media is silencing racists

tcr! · Aug 24, 2018 at 11:42 am

Trump upset social media is silencing racists

Trump slams social media firms as ‘silencing millions’

Trump criticized the social media industry last week, claiming without evidence that unidentified companies were “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”

Those tweets followed actions taken by Apple Inc, Alphabet’s YouTube and Facebook to remove some content posted by Infowars, a website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Jones’ own Twitter account was temporarily suspended on Aug. 15.

Infowars and Alex Jones do nothing but spread hate.

#politics #trump #socialmedia

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Five of Trump’s convicted

tcr! · Aug 23, 2018 at 10:39 am

If this isn’t politically disgusting I don’t know what is.

Edit: I was bit hasty when I chose the title for this. Not all five have been convicted.


Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and lawyer. He joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team in March 2016, and was campaign chairman from June to August 2016. In August 2018, Manafort was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failure to report foreign bank accounts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Manafort


Richard William Gates III is an American former political consultant and lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and making false statements. He is a longtime business associate of Paul Manafort and served as deputy to Manafort when the latter was campaign manager of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016, and after under Kellyanne Conway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Gates_(political_consultant)


Michael Dean Cohen is an American attorney who worked as a lawyer for Donald Trump from 2006 until the termination of his employment in May 2018, a month after a federal investigation began. The investigation led to him pleading guilty on August 21, 2018 to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud. In his statement before the court, Cohen said he violated campaign finance laws “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” meaning Trump, “for the principal purpose of influencing the election” for president in 2016.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cohen_(lawyer)


Michael Thomas Flynn is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, from 1981 until 2014. In January 2017 he briefly served as National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump. In December 2017 he pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI (a felony) about contacts he had with the Russian government during Trump’s presidential transition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Flynn


George Demetrios Papadopoulos is a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. On October 5, 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents about contacts he had with the Russian government in 2016 relating to U.S.-Russia relations and Trump’s campaign.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Papadopoulos


#politics #trump

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Lisette · Aug 23, 2018 at 10:56 am

Are you pointing out that anyone involved in politics in any way sucks?! Cause they all do

tcr! tcr! · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

No, I’m pointing out these five who helped get Trump elected were convicted.

Update: not all five were convicted.

Lisette · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

Yeah but Hillary also is a criminal so…we aren’t safe no matter what

fiatlux423 · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

Saying that Hillary is also a criminal completely dismisses the situation we’re in and how awful it is. Stop bringing up Hillary when Trump is the actual problem.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

Hillary was never convicted nor any of her staff. Trump most likely wouldn’t be president if he didn’t have these actual convicted criminals underneath him.

Lisette · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

I’m an independent. Having said that he brought up the election which is why I made the statement I did.

Lisette · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:25 am

Just because nobody pressed charges doesn’t mean she didn’t do anything. I think we all know not everyone gets in trouble for he things they do. The lack of pressing charges on shooters in Chicago is a perfect example.

fiatlux423 · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 am

I’m not claiming to know your political affiliation. Derailing the conversation by making it about Hillary is missing the point. As Travis said, she’s never been convicted of anything, nor anyone on her staff. The fact is these people are found guilty. Bringing up hypotheticals about the Clintons is irrelevant considering these 5 people have been convicted. It’s speculation and pointless.

Lisette · Aug 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

We can agree to disagree…this conversation is pointless. We are where we are and will be until something changes. I think we can agree on that.

Mona · Aug 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Hillary was investigated numerous times, including by subcommittees helmed by members of the Republican party. She was never charged, much less convicted of crimes. Therefore she isn’t a criminal. Even if she was a criminal, I can’t see what that has to do with the Trump campaign. There were qualified Republicans during the primary who didn’t receive the nomination. Had it been public knowledge that Trump’s campaign officials were criminals then, the Republican convention might have provided a different outcome.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm

I do agree that there are people who never get punished for their crimes and that’s heartbreaking for victims left picking up the pieces.

However. Making broad statements or generalizations feels like it’s shifting the focus away from very specific people who have been convicted of very specific crimes under this administration. Manafort was actually arrested. He’s got a mugshot and everything. And then he was convicted day before yesterday.

Sure, they’re always be corruption when money or power’s involved but I’m talking current events here. Hillary’s email server is old news. And she’s not president. She didn’t win. Trump’s president now. I don’t know about anybody else but I think our nation’s president and related campaign officials, advisors, etc. should be held to the highest, utmost standards.

I don’t have a solid political affiliation or allegiance. Some of my good friends voted Republican. I’m more interested in morally good people and I think our president should be someone people look up to, look to for guidance.

Maggie wrote a letter to Obama once, saying how proud she was of him. I couldn’t imagine her writing a letter to Trump. Right now politically, it feels like a disgrace.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, was out paying off porn stars to keep quiet during a married man’s campaign. Real class act. He surrendered to the FBI, plead guilty to eight charges. This was also on Monday. His trial is for next month so I guess he’s not a convict yet.

And yes, I do feel like Bill Clinton disgraced the White House, too.

Mona · Aug 23, 2018 at 1:55 pm

I agree with you that Clinton was a disgrace. He was actually impeached by the house for the Paula Jones/Lewinsky misconduct. So far Trump gets a pass.

Mona · Aug 23, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Say what you will about Obama. He kept it in his pants.

Lewis · Aug 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Now there’s a giant leap.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Not quite sure what you mean, Lewis.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm

In 21 months, 5 major players in the Trump Crime Syndicate are charged, convicted, plead guilty or cooperate. Hillary was active for approx 8 years including her campaigns. Not including her time while acting as the first lady. She hasn’t/isn’t charged with anything because she’s innocent. “All politicians….fill in the blank” is as wrong as lumping all members of any other group together. For example, “all Blacks….all Jews….all Gays….”. There are good, conscientious, hard working public servants. Probably some of them are Republican.

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fiatlux423 · Aug 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm

I don’t really like Hillary for my own reasons that have nothing to do with email servers. I didn’t want to vote for her; however, Trump’s staff and campaign have been *proven* criminals. Part of this president’s downfall is paying off a porn actress. I also think Bill Clinton is disgusting and I don’t appreciate his conduct. Neither Trump nor Bill have been convicted, but I’m pretty confident they’re both sexual predators. It’s just nonsense to bring up Hillary Clinton every time someone rightfully criticizes Trump.

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Alt-right headed to D.C.

tcr! · Aug 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm

D.C. prepares for Sunday showdown between white supremacists and counterprotesters

D.C. prepares for Sunday showdown between white supremacists and counterprotesters

District leaders are preparing for what could be a contentious and trying day Sunday when the organizer of last year’s deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville holds an anniversary gathering with up to 400 supporters in Lafayette Square across from the White House.

As many as 1,500 counterprotesters are expected at Lafayette Square and more at two nearby parks, setting up a possible volatile showdown that District and federal law enforcement officials say they are prepared to confront.

Unlike in Charlottesville, where police allowed the opposing factions to clash in what turned into a bloody melee, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said Thursday that the goal “will be to keep the two groups separate. . . . When they are in the same area at the same time, it leads to violent confrontations. Our goal is to prevent that from happening.”

Good lord, please let this end well.

#politics

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Is Jen Kerns misrepresenting Trump?

tcr! · Jul 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years

President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years (thehill.com)

Obama’s lackluster track record with Russia is in stark contrast to what the Trump administration has already done in its first 18 months.

One really has to be careful with headlines like this as it’s implying that Trump is leading the charge on the items listed and linked to in thehill.com article. That’s not often the case. Not really the case at all in the first five pro-Trump links.


5th paragraph in thehill.com article:

Just last April, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions (cnn.com) on Russia…

The Treasury Department announced this and held the press conference. Trump is only mentioned directly a couple of times, once in a White House press release (not the press conference) and then also:

Trump has continued to press for good relations with Russia, Congress and the rest of the administrations have pursued efforts to punish the Kremlin.


8th paragraph in thehill.com article:

During his first month in office in January 2017, President Trump upheld strict sanctions (cbsnews.com) to punish Russia for its unlawful 2014 annexation of Crimea

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was speaking to the UN Security Council here. Trump is mentioned little in the cbsnews.com article. The only Trump/Jan 2017 quote I saw:

In January before his swearing in to the White House, Mr. Trump suggested that he would also be open to lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine in exchange for a nuclear arms reduction agreement.


10th paragraph in thehill.com article:

In August 2017, Trump signed a bill (cnbc.com) slapping even more sanctions on Russia — this time specifically aimed at the country’s energy and defense industries.

This cnbc.com article doesn’t come across as Trump slapping anybody. From the first few paragraphs, emphasis mine:

President Donald Trump signed the newest Russia sanctions bill into law on Wednesday despite what he called “problems” with the measure.

Trump and his secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had expressed concerns about the sanctions’ possible effects on U.S. relations with Russia. The administration has pushed to improve relations with Moscow…

Sounds like he begrudgingly signed it to me. Definitely not slapping anybody in there.


11th paragraph in thehill.com article:

In fact it was Trump — not Obama — who ordered the closure (nytimes.com) of Russian diplomatic properties…

Again, the nytimes.com article barely mentions Trump specifically, only the State Department. When it does mention Trump it doesn’t say that he ‘ordered’ anything but instead that:

President Trump has kept his distance from the dispute. He expressed gratitude, rather than anger, toward Mr. Putin when was asked about the Russian president’s action to reduce American diplomatic personnel.


So to me the first five links for Trump in thehill.com opinion piece don’t support the “Trump is tougher on Russia” headline. His administration, maybe. Trump specifically, no.

If anything, I’ve learned this past election and presidency to thoroughly read the articles and then also articles they link to.

It’s all too easy to sway a reader’s point of view, assign credit where credit isn’t due, misrepresent what’s really happening, what’s really being said.

#politics #trump

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Also…

Bob and Sally are both adults

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Mo Brooks and his sea level rock theory

tcr! · May 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels

GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels

A Republican lawmaker on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Thursday that rocks from the White Cliffs of Dover and the California coastline, as well as silt from rivers tumbling into the ocean, are contributing to high sea levels globally.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) made the comment during a hearing on technology and the changing climate, which largely turned into a Q&A on the basics of climate research.

Climate scientist Philip Duffy testified before the panel, addressing lawmakers’ questions about climate change, according to E&E News. “The rate of global sea-level rise has accelerated and is now four times faster than it was 100 years ago,” Duffy told the panel.

Brooks said that erosion played a factor in that.

“Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up,” Brooks said at the hearing.

“I’m pretty sure that on human time scales, those are minuscule effects,” responded Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts and a former senior adviser to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, responded.

It’s gotten to the point where I have a hard time paying attention to what politicians are saying and doing these days.

Rocks and erosion made the sea level go up? Really? That’s logic a child would use and not someone on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

#climatechange #politics

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Nationwide walk out

tcr! · Mar 14, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Maggie was part of all this ❀️

From: GMSSConnects
Subject: Student Walkout
Date: March 14, 2018 at 3:08:23 PM CDT

Dear parent/guardians,

As many of you already know, today there was a nationwide walk out planned. Here at the middle school level we left this situation in the hands of the students and did not make a specific plan other than if a student left a classroom they were directed to go out the front door where I would be able to monitor them with other staff members. Not knowing what middle schoolers would do, we were prepared for anywhere between 1 and 700 kids walking out. The reality was that around 175-200 students were outside from 10:00-10:17. The students conducted themselves appropriately and ended up sitting in silence for an extended period of time. At no point did we as a school give them any direction other than to go out the front door and stay within a specific space. I am sending this email to you so you can ask your own child if they went outside and maybe follow up with asking them why they did or did not do this. This follow up conversation is probably important to have so kids know what message they think they sent today.

Have a great day.

Terry Bleau
Principal GMS South

#politics #maggie

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