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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 54,378

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Friday Night Gin-And-Tonic Buzz. Ask me anything.

Answers not guaranteed.

I love you all...

I love hours-long music and sound effects videos. Here's my favorite:

I play it all day long at work. Anyone who appreciates the cyberpunk aesthetic will like this one.

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Any night owls up?

Buzzing on some wine and a whiskey and soda...


Friday Night Joe Biden Is President Gin And Tonic Buzz.

Ask me anything.

Joe f*****g Biden is President!

F**k yeah!

Encouraged by four glorious years of renewed prosperity, Trump's supporters thank their idol:

Biden's West Wing

Biden's West Wing:

I'm wearing red, white, and blue today.

Jet flyovers at the Super Bowl are ridiculously expensive. And also, you know, just ridiculous. Crocodile tears during the Anthem are maudlin and silly. And calling the American flag sacred is a desecration of everything that truly is.

But today, I’m wearing red, white, and blue. Today, we see what we’re really made of. Our country took a near-fatal hit two weeks ago today. That hit left a mark: we no longer have an unblemished history of a peaceful transition of power. Our nation was pushed to the ground four years ago, and these monsters kicked it when it was struggling valiantly, dazed and bleeding, to get back up again.

Democracy is a great thing; maybe the best of things. It lends a voice to people who shout “God Bless America!” to your face while they’re stabbing you in the back. It keeps a place at the table for people who refuse to see you as a fellow American unless you look like what they see in the mirror.

But I’m wearing red, white, and blue today. Today, we point a finger at violent, unstable people and tell them “You’re free to have your own conception of who is and who is not an American, and what America is or is not. But you are required, as a citizen, to allow everyone else the same freedom”.

I’m wearing red, white, and blue today. They’ve shown their true colors; the hateful colors of Nazi Germany, of that supporter of state-sponsored slavery, the Confederacy; the puke-yellow color of the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag. (I always thought it was more American to say: Don’t Tread On Us). I may never truly understand people whose most honest expression of patriotism is a declaration of hate; whom they hate, and how viscerally they hate them.

Many times over the last four years, I’ve wanted to move someplace where patriotism and social toxicity weren’t the same thing. Where pride in one’s country wasn’t expressed with firearms and “My God can beat up your God.” Pride. Everything we have in this country, we stole from someone else. That’s nothing to be proud of.

But many of the people who tried to keep the theft going are under arrest now, and they will receive due process for their crimes. The people’s voice will be heard in the halls of justice. And that is something to be proud of.

A man takes an oath today. An oath to the country. An oath to serve the people of our nation. All the people. And not just the ones who look like him. An oath to lead with dignity, solemnity, compassion, and decency. I support this man and his oath. And will do everything I can to ensure that he abides by his promise.
I’m showing that support by wearing red, white, and blue.

We have a female Vice President!

I'm still wrapping my head around that.

I'm gobsmacked!...

It's wonderful.

What a great step forward for our nation...

"Sorrow endureth at night, but joy cometh in the morning..."

Tears...

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