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Fritz Walter

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The Liar Tweets Tonight

Caution: ear worm ahead!

A kind -- and I hope simple -- request about posting links from Twitter

PLEASE include some information other than the link. Please!

When Canteloupe Caligula started using that as his platform, I cancelled my subscription to that social-network platform. I'm guessing many other users here either were not subscribers to begin with, or likewise cancelled their membership. Simply adding a "Link to tweet" doesn't cut it. Although we may each have some time and computer capacity to open the link, personally I'd prefer not to darken Twitter's virtual doorstep.

If you're trying to make an important point, please take the time to provide a transcript or synopsis of that message. If the point is that valid, it's worth polishing. Otherwise, I will steer away -- with no Rec's -- and your point will be lost on me.

Proofreading also helps: you can clean up the link fragments that appear on a hastily added OP. Hit the "Preview" button before you hit "Post my thread!" and then tidy-up. Neatness counts. As does succinctness.

Thank you in advance, and please stay safe and strong.
Posted by Fritz Walter | Sat Apr 4, 2020, 05:25 PM (2 replies)

Randy's take on Social Distance

Randy Rainbow: A Coronavirus Lament

Bravo to Randy for making us laugh in the middle of a pandemic!

Randy: Any DEM Will Do!

Posted by Fritz Walter | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 12:47 PM (6 replies)

John Oliver's perspective on Covid-19

A couple of take-aways:
1. if you go to the werewolf solution website, you get the message: "You should not have come here."
2. if you want to watch the full Vietnam video "Jealous Coronavirus" with English subtitles (but not the two guys dancing in the street), check it out:

Stay strong. Stay healthy. Stay informed!
Posted by Fritz Walter | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:41 AM (3 replies)

SOTU address via Bad Lip Reading

It's at least more tolerable than listening to the voice of Defendant Trump as he pontificated, although the voice-over for Nancy Pelosi was occasionally cringe-worthy. The price one pays for enjoying a parody. Still, all-in-all, better than the real thing!

Randy Interviews AG "Roseanne" Barr

tRump on reading the Constitution: "It's like a foreign language."

Vanity Fair shared an excerpt from the book, A Very Stable Genius:

"While being filmed for a documentary, the president stumbled through his chosen passage, taking his frustration out on everyone around him, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig write...

"With LED lights on stilts in front of him, Trump took his seat. “You’re lucky you got the easy part,” (director Alexandra) Pelosi (daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) told him cheerfully. “It gets complicated after this.” But the president stumbled, trying to get out the words in the arcane, stilted form the founding fathers had written. Trump grew irritated. “It’s very hard to do because of the language here,” Trump told the crew. “It’s very hard to get through that whole thing without a stumble.” He added, “It’s like a different language, right?” The cameraman tried to calm Trump, telling him it was no big deal, to take a moment and start over. Trump tried again, but again remarked, “It’s like a foreign language.”

"The section, like many parts of the Constitution, was slightly awkward—an anachronistic arrangement of words that don’t naturally trip off the tongue. Members of the crew exchanged looks, trying not to be obvious. Some believed Trump would eventually get it, but others were more concerned. The president, already bristling about his missteps, was getting angry. He chided the crew, accusing them of distracting him. “You know, your paper was making a lot of noise. It’s tough enough,” Trump said.

“Every time he stumbled, he manufactured something to blame people,” another person in the room recalled. “He never said, ‘Sorry, I’m messing this up.’ [Other] people would screw up and say, ‘Ohhhh, I’m sorry.’ They would be self-effacing. He was making up excuses and saying there were distracting sounds.… He was definitely blaming everyone for his inability to get through it. That was prickly, or childish.” Though stiff, he eventually made it through without any errors.

"Trump presented a stark contrast to many other readers, including the Supreme Court associate justice Stephen Breyer, who read as if he knew the full text by heart, and Senator Ted Cruz, who “knew it from beginning to end” as a result of performing dramatic readings of the Constitution as a high school student, according to Pelosi. “Donald Trump is a celebrity and he came to perform,” she said. “He had not practiced it beforehand. I don’t think anyone would show up to read the Constitution without practicing it first.”
(emphasis added)

That HBO documentary is available on-line here, but the site requires an email address to view it.

IMPEACH appears at 27:05, where he somehow managed to get through the script without stumbling.

"Million Moms" going after BK now

After their campaign against Hallmark bellyflopped, the ultra-Conservative group set its sights on Burger King. Their beef? An actor in BK’s August 2019 ad uttered one word that is apparently beyond the pale: “Damn...”

As reported in the WaPo, these attack-helicopter moms are outraged because little children might hear this naughty word and start repeating it. Instead of collapsing onto a fainting couch, they are asking people to sign a petition directed at the fast food vendor. Almost makes me want to try their ImpossiBurger.

After they attacked the WASP-network (Haulmark TV), they were essentially told to “shut the fuck up” (another naughty word!) by Hallmark, and you’d think they’d have learned a lesson from that experience. And you’d be wrong.

Be sure to read the comments posted below the article. And stop by your local BK, even if only to grab a cup of coffee. If you want to go out onto a limb during that visit, take a sip, and tell your server “Damn, that’s good!” Even if it isn’t.

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