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Pop Will Eat Itself drummer Fuzz Townshend says he dipped his penis in Boris Johnson's pint

Former Pop Will Eat Itself drummer Fuzz Townshend has admitted that he seized the “opportunity of a lifetime” after buying a pint for Boris Johnson.

The Car SOS host recalled how the pair share mutual friends, and the leading Tory Brexiteer turned up just as he was getting his round in.

The musician and TV host said he secretly went to the toilets and “dipped his knob” into Boris’ pint of real ale.

“He arrived as it was my round,” said Townshend. “So I said ‘Would you like a drink?’ I was drinking a pint of real ale and he said ‘What’s that like?’ I said ‘yeah, it was pretty good’ so he said ‘I’ll have one of those’.


Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/pop-will-eat-itself-drummer-fuzz-townshend-says-he-dipped-his-penis-in-boris-johnsons-pint-2475295#RCCzwyC1VFc0L5p1.99


1,000th post!

I can't wait to find out if anything special happens after post #1,000! Perhaps an e-mail?

I think I got one after posts 10 and 100 lol.

Jury Finds Chanel Lewis Guilty on All Counts in NYC Jogger Karina Vetrano's Murder

Source: NBC News NY

A jury has found Chanel Lewis guilty on all counts at his retrial for the murder of New York City jogger Karina Vetrano.

Lewis was found guilty of murder and sexual abuse in connection with the death of 30-year-old Vetrano, who vanished while out for a run in her Howard Beach neighborhood in August 2016.

The jury reached the verdict on Monday evening, after five hours of deliberation. Closing arguments wrapped up in the afternoon, after a nearly three-week-long trial.

In a statement issued on behalf of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown Monday evening, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan called Vetrano's death "a horrifying case."

Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Verdict-Karina-Vetrano-Murder-Retrial-New-York-City-Jogger-NYC-507955211.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand&fbclid=IwAR0drTqOeOcJBSfyAG5947KxuSrBynYp8Jmph21JLfrk9BmnXt5V1vdQz-Q

It's Daylight Savings Time!

I love this time of the season. Yeah, we lose an hour but to me this signifies the first important step to ending Winter, and that Spring is around the corner. Love that it gets dark later too! Some people don't like the adjustments, but it's never taken me more than a day or two to get used to. Anyway:

Wow, the US still has many racist town names

The U.S.’s history of racism and segregation literally has its place — actually, many places — on the map, staining the nation’s landscape: Runaway Negro Creek in Georgia, Dead Negro Draw in Texas, Mulatto Bayou in Mississippi, Dead Negro Hollow in Tennessee.

Hundreds of these slavery-era names still remain on places across the country more than 150 years after the end of the Civil War. According to a 2011 report from the New York Times, the federal panel tasked with name-changing found more than 750 instances of the word “negro,” or a variation of it, in U.S. place names. Many of those names once used “n---er” in their title but changed after former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall demanded they at least be changed to “negro” in 1963. In some instances, that was enough to satisfy opponents.

But making an official name-change, even when there’s widespread support, isn’t as easy as it might sound. The debates can be contentious and multifaceted, and most name changes have to go through a bureaucratic process at the federal level, sometimes after a state-level approval.

In the case of Runaway Negro Creek, Georgia officials are trying to rename the small body of water outside Savannah to “Freedom Creek.” Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed a resolution to formally begin the process last May, but the offensive name remains seven months later.

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/vbaaey/theres-hundreds-of-racist-place-names-across-the-us-heres-why-its-hard-to-change-them

It's time to change all of these names. It's 2019 already!

If Bernie Sanders can run in 2020, so should Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has not announced a 2020 presidential campaign — though we already know what would happen if she did.

Boisterous (mostly male) political pundits would immediately lay an axe to her candidacy, decrying her “selfish” and “illogical” attempts to serve the American public in the White House. Democratic lawmakers would urge her to withdraw from the race, calling for “unity” in the battle against Donald Trump. And when it comes to the president, his sexist smears would once again ignite an exhaustive election cycle riddled with false double standards.

Even the prospect of Clinton launching another run for the Oval Office has produced fervently critical commentary: headlines in recent weeks have read, “Please, God, not Hillary.”

All in all, a campaign roll-out for Hillary would face far more backlash than that of Bernie Sanders, whose 2020 announcement was met with millions of dollars in donations from voters in every state across the country and swift analysis on how the lifelong Independent lawmaker could possibly win in an ever-crowded pool of popular Democrats.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bernie-sanders-2020-hillary-clinton-campaign-trump-sexism-candidate-democratic-primaries-a8787466.html

Good article!

What if: If Al Gore had been elected President in 2000, what would have happened in 2004?

I love "what ifs" so I might do more of these in the future. Anyway, let's say Florida had no hanging chads (or the votes were simply allowed to be counted) Gore won the state, and was elected President in 2000.

How would those four years have gone, and more importantly for this thread, what do you think would have happened in 2004? Who would have run against him? Would Bush have run again, since he had barely lost the last time and he was still young enough? My guess is yes, but this time he doesn't win the nomination. Not sure who else would have run, but maybe McCain? Romney? Maybe. Quayle? Phil Gramm? Probably not. Pat Buchanan? Nah, whoever it was probably wouldn't be a far-right nutcase that's likely to lose in a landslide.

And in the general election who wins? Obviously, this all depends on how his four years went. There might not have been a 9/11, since Gore would have probably taken the threats more seriously than that idiot Bush. If no 9/11, then that means no war in Afghanistan, and probably no war in Iraq, provided Saddam didn't violate anything major.

We also have to factor in that it would have made 16 years of one-party rule. That would have been unheard of in the modern era.

A lot of us always talk about Bush picking two Supreme Court Justices when they should have been Gore's. However, keep in mind that both of those picks came after the 2004 election.

Joe Manchin stood and cheered a call to ban some abortions at the SOTU

I get it that he's in a very Red state, but this was a bit over the tip.

https://twitter.com/PhilipWegmann/status/1092996852243415040



https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/06/manchin-cheered-late-abortion-ban-sotu/

Why did I get my state refund before my federal?

Maybe it's normal in other states, but in 25+ years of filing, I've never gotten my NY state refund first. The federal has always come first, sometimes weeks before the state. It deposited yesterday. Still no federal.

Eyes on Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as Supreme Court weighs whether Louisiana abortion law can go into eff

Source: CNBC

Two doctors in Louisiana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a law they say could cripple abortion access in the state starting next week.

The law requires every doctor who performs abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. It would leave only one doctor in a single clinic to provide abortions in a state where 10,000 women seek the procedure each year, according to the plaintiffs.

In an application submitted on Monday to Justice Samuel Alito and expected to be reviewed by the full court, the unnamed physicians, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, asked the court to prevent the law from going into effect, as it is scheduled to do on Monday. Alito on Tuesday gave Louisiana two days to respond to the application.

The case could prove to be a test of President Donald Trump's two nominees to the high court, who reproductive rights activists worry could hamstring abortion access.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/eyes-on-kavanaugh-and-gorsuch-as-supreme-court-weighs-abortion-law.html



I read elsewhere that the decision is due by Thursday.
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