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RainCaster

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Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Current location: Left Coast
Member since: Mon Oct 10, 2016, 07:19 PM
Number of posts: 8,035

About Me

A Reformed Republican who has seen evil and shook its hand. (Nixon) He now spends his time trying to change the world for the better.

Journal Archives

I keep seeing adverts for Franklin Graham on local TV

Why is that snake oil salesman still around? Doesn't he know the difference between WA and DC?

My land line is ringing every few minutes...

All robocalls from 3rd world scammers. We stopped answering it.

Trump takes on showers, because his hair must be "perfect"

Yes, he actually said that. My favorite review of the whole stupid idea comes from a British tech newsletter called The Register.

US govt proposes elephant showers for every American after Prez Trump says trickles dampen his haircare routine
This is how you win an election


Here's my favorite part of it though:
Other outlets have deftly swerved the issue, but we're going to go right out and say it. Trump has the shittiest hair in the history of western democracy, followed closely by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and we fear that American showers able to blast muck off elephants would dissolve Donny's golden locks – or what's left of them.

DFT's leadership on religion

https://twitter.com/CatMitchs/status/1291515398853021697

Memes- it is what it is

Somebody asked a few days ago for memes on this topic. I've made a few, others please chime in with your as well.
Some of these images may require more eye bleach than others...



















Another band steps into BLM territory- Midnight Oil

Remember "Beds are Burning"? Well, the band is back 18 years later and still supporting aboriginal causes. They even mention how the BLM movement has come to Oz.
Link

Midnight Oil amplify Uluru Statement with first new song in 18 years
Midnight Oil's first new song in 18 years will be broadcast worldwide as part of the National Indigenous Music Awards this Saturday from 7pm.

Gadigal Land, named for the traditional owners of a large swath of Sydney, is flagged as "a provocative recount of what happened in this place, and elsewhere in Australia, since 1788".

...

"Clearly this mini-album has ended up being timely in ways nobody could have anticipated as the Black Lives Matter movement surges globally and renews local focus on Aboriginal deaths in custody," said Sony Music Australia, which has pledged to match the artists' contribution to Indigenous rights lobbying organisations.

NZ: How to win an election during a pandemic

Here's a lesson for DFT- he screwed up. If you want to be popular in your country, lock it down tight. Don't deny the virus, fight it.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/what-victoria-can-learn-from-new-zealand-s-drastic-lockdown-20200803-p55i5n.html

What Victoria can learn from New Zealand's drastic lockdown
Support for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is stratospheric following the country’s elimination of the virus from the community. With just weeks until the September election, Labour has soared to 60.9 per cent in polls under Ms Ardern’s leadership, the highest in polling history.

I gave my daughter a smile yesterday

She had a rough week.
First, her beloved little car died. Terminal.
She borrowed my super quiet Lexus LS and got a speeding ticket.
Then her last grandparent died.

So on Saturday I took her out to begin car shopping. She had a note book with a list of all the cars that were interesting to her. It turned out that she fell in love with a shuttle car that we used to go from lot to lot. It will be all prepped & ready for her tomorrow evening. She's very excited.

Pandemic math

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

When I look at this link right now, it says that 4.3 million people in the US have contracted CV19. Remember that number.

Of that 4.3 million, just over 2 million have recovered. That leaves 2.3 million who might still be able to recover.

However. If the fatality rate remains the same, we will see another 170,000 US citizens will die. And that is only limited because this assumption sys that no additional people will catch the horrid virus. Sadly, our current government hasn't a damn clue, so we know that number will rise unabated.

Think for a moment. By the November election, we will be at the 320,000 dead count. From the Trump Virus. What will your reaction be?

We lost another Biden voter yesterday

My mother-in-law passed away last night, after a mercifully short battle with cancer at the age of 84. She was looking forward to voting in the election this fall, and supported Hillary in 2016. She lived in a very red corner of our blue state, and was part of an underground network of those renegades who would dare to recycle, reuse and compost since long before it was fashionable. Yes, she was on every Democratic mailing list possible- NAACP, SPLC, DNC, Hillary, Biden, McGrath, and many others. That means that she gave generously to all who worked towards a better country. She supported Barack, and had more pictures of him on her refrigerator that she had of her many grandchildren.

She is now reunited with her husband, son and mother. I will miss her, she was a fine human being and a great example to all who knew her.


Late edit:
Thank you to all who responded today. You have all been so kind. You have reaffirmed why I am here and supporting our party. I do indeed, feel honored to have been a part of her family and to have known her as long as I have. I'm looking forward to many more with all her extensive family, especially my wonderful wife. I will support her as best I can during this heartbreaking time.
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