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Percy
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Message 782 of 801 (862850)
09-14-2019 9:35 AM
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09-13-2019 12:18 PM


Re: Eddie Money
He once collaborated with Ronnie Spector, she of Ronnie and the Ronettes (Be My Baby).

--Percy


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Message 783 of 801 (862932)
09-17-2019 10:50 AM


Cokie Roberts, 75
One of my favorite journalists.

"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Theodoric
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Message 784 of 801 (862936)
09-17-2019 11:30 AM
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09-17-2019 10:50 AM


Re: Cokie Roberts, 75
Sorry she died but I lost all respect for her years ago. Her reporting and commentary was vacuous at best. She was a voice of the elite and privileged.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 785 of 801 (862972)
09-17-2019 7:49 PM
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09-17-2019 11:30 AM


Re: Cokie Roberts, 75
I liked her and I will miss her voice on NPR.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 786 of 801 (863055)
09-19-2019 1:05 PM
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09-17-2019 11:30 AM


Re: Cokie Roberts, 75
I liked her better than Baba Wa-Wa.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 787 of 801 (863056)
09-19-2019 1:08 PM
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09-19-2019 1:05 PM


Re: Cokie Roberts, 75
I would call that damning with faint praise.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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xongsmith
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Message 788 of 801 (863338)
09-24-2019 10:04 PM


Robert Hunter, 78
jeez...i waited & waited and nobody brings this up.

his songwriting for the Dead and even co-writing with Dylan????


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 789 of 801 (863346)
09-25-2019 1:32 AM
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09-24-2019 10:04 PM


Re: Robert Hunter, 78
I am the reigning King of Death.

ramoss and Minnemooseus have get their game up! 15 run lead now.


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 790 of 801 (863435)
09-25-2019 8:18 PM
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09-25-2019 1:32 AM


John David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019)
Apparently nobody from Michigan gives a damn. So, I'll break down and (belatedly) do it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dingell

quote:
ohn David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1955 until 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the record for longest-ever serving Congressperson in American history, representing Michigan for more than 59 years.

Moose


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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 791 of 801 (863615)
09-28-2019 12:48 AM
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09-25-2019 8:18 PM


Re: John David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019)
But he was an "evil" gun nut.

I am going by memory, but didn't he get called a lot of bad names by people on the left (during the 80s and 90s)?

It had to do with guns. The famous "jack-booted" government troops comment (about the government being the thugs) came from him.

Always remember that many heroes among the Democratic party were on the opposite side of the party member's position today.

I get amazed when I see yards with many signs covering important issues to the home owner. I will see a yard with 5 out of the 6 signs presenting messages like "Keep hate out of Nebraska", and "Everybody is welcome". Very much they are indeed genuinely moral messages covering vitally important issues. Then there will be an odd message thrown into the yard which says "guns kill".

I feel like the gun issue is massively diluting the impact of the more important issues. People will then see the messages against racial bigotry as sleazy and insincere. Just cheap "political" messaging stuff mostly unrelated to real world affairs.

Perhaps Dingell will be viewed as out-of-date on the gun issue, as so many old folks tend to be seen on a good many issues. But he was for civil rights. Yet he didn't see pro-gun folks as some anti-minority militia trooper or some Neo Nazi type of group. He saw the government as the more SS type than the pro-gun groups.

I don't like guns myself (I think the physical impact on humans is minor, but I just hate what is done to so many various animals).


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Message 792 of 801 (863823)
10-01-2019 10:06 AM


Jessye Norman
A loss that may not get replaced.

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Message 793 of 801 (864066)
10-06-2019 2:47 PM


Ginger Barker. I was listening to African Force just yesterday.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios     My Website: My Website

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AZPaul3
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Message 794 of 801 (864078)
10-06-2019 3:49 PM
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10-06-2019 2:47 PM


Toad!

Damn. That is way old.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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1.61803
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Message 795 of 801 (864251)
10-09-2019 10:33 AM
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10-06-2019 2:47 PM


Ginger B

For those who never heard him lay it down, go check it out. He was a groovin mo fo.

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"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Percy
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Message 796 of 801 (864293)
10-09-2019 8:09 PM
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10-09-2019 10:33 AM


Re: Ginger Baker
Adding a couple details. Ginger Baker, Superstar Rock Drummer With Cream, Is Dead at 80:

quote:
Ginger Baker, who helped redefine the role of the drums in rock and became a superstar in the process, died on Sunday in a hospital in southeastern England. He was 80.

I've queued this up to the beginning of the drum solo:

--Percy


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