33 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, George”

  1. wapo: In the 33 days so far, we’ve counted 132 false or misleading claims.


    what cherry tree? I the Donald, don’t see no cherry tree. fake newsers chopped down that cherry tree I don’t see.

  2. This one is thoroughly scary:  A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

    In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U. S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion.

    Watch simulation as the globe fills.

  3. Jamie, a nod to this in that article:

    A common tool of modern political deception is a “false flag” operation, where a government carries out an attack on its own people and then falsely blames it on some oppositional force, thus justifying swift reprisal.

    it is a puzzlement the convenient/coincidental riot occurring in a predominately immigrant neighborhood in Sweden just after drumpf announced one there.  makes one wonder if this were planned and he had the wrong date, leaked it inadvertently, or that it was staged to back up his misspeaking.  was this an example of a  “false flag” operation?

  4. flatus, you are hereby ordered to report and to debrief re status.  forthwith and posthaste.

    hopefully all went well, fever has subsided, you are on the mend and you are enjoying a leisurely recovery rest.

  5. Jamie, I can say that I have no idea what movie, actor, etc. did well last year – I’ve seen none of the movies on the list, ergo, no performances, soundtracks, editing, directing, etc.  That said, Casey Affleck is a decent actor and looks good on trailers I’ve seen on TV, and Viola Davis is wonderful.  I yield to your judgment.

  6. The people who should be shunned and shamed are the people who hired Milo whatever his real name is .   What a little souless money grubbing asshole he is  He doesn’t have human feelings and has been unfortunately rewarded for that.

  7. The Ultra Christian right regarding trump coming to their self-congratulatory orgy :

    Jesus uses even flawed men to accomplish his ends. Except for milo defilo, of course, ‘cuz he makes us look bad, and that ain’t good.

  8. Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington !

    I wish you would return and take over this country again. It’s all going to the hogs.

  9. Okay, here I am. I’m working on getting unsickenuff that I can have a worthwhile, non-contagious visit with my ophthalmologist at around noon tomorrow; the family doc says that is realistic. Right now I feel like the bottom of the birdcage.

  10. flatus. thanks for the update.  now just how big is that bird in your cage, parrot or parakeet? god forbid, an emu? 🙂

  11. Published on Feb 21, 2017

    Sweden was doing great until Trump started talking about them… Ana Kasparian and Ben Mankiewicz, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

  12. Impeachment is not the answer….. The answer is a curbing of such a blatant grab for power by our nation’s laws and institutions. We don’t have to show you no stinkin’ martyrs.


  13. re kellyanne ban

    Published on Feb 22, 2017

    The ‘Morning Joe’ host says the actions of Americans, especially Republican Senators, will be scrutinized for decades to come.

  14. upi: Dakota pipeline protesters torch tents before deadline to leave

    Dakota Access pipeline protesters set fire to their tents and teepees Wednesday before the imposed deadline to leave the site in Morton County, N.D.

    About 300 remaining opponents of the pipeline burned the tents ahead of the 2 p.m. deadline. Camp leaders were informed they were subject to arrest if they didn’t depart by then.

    Last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency order for evacuation of the property, citing environmental damage and a flood threat. The order noted increasing temperatures have accelerated the snow melt in the area, which is on a flood plain.

    The numbers of protesters have declined from about 10,000. Some tepees were stripped to the poles and trash was piled high in some areas.

  15. unlike certain people in high places, we admit to our errors or at least try to be more truthy.   the honorable George, the subject of our thread today, has a birthdate that bears clarification. according to wiki:

    He was born on February 11, 1731, according to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years then in use in the British Empire. The Gregorian calendar was adopted within the British Empire in 1752, and it renders a birth date of February 22, 1732.

  16. Having a severe attack of “If I Ruled The World” and then think of the horror I would have to inflict to make it work … World dictator is not an easy job no matter how many volunteers want the position.

  17. Patd

    That may really be the difference between the extremes and those of us among the thinking.  We admit our errors.  We know our limitations.  We know we don’t have all the answers.  How can you bring along the masses with a message that says:  I think this might work.


  18. Fwiw, the fourth circuit is known as a conservative court. Maybe not THE most conservative, but conservative nonetheless.

  19. Trumpco’s view of medical care – if you can’t pay for it you don’t deserve it.

  20. Mrs Jack told me I owed  you all an explanation for my  absence from this forum.
    She is right
    3 years ago a new neighbor moved into the rental house across the street. She had a grandson  that visited her  on weekends and as he got old enough he would cross the street and loudly come in our back door. Dennis the menace style. Rolling on the floor with the dog, messing with the cat and daring the bird to bite him. Because his grandmother wasn’t always the most stable person he often came over for a bit of calm. As I repaired his bike answered his many questions I jokingly started calling him my grandchild and he had returned the favor. As Mrs Jack told several of her friends, we assumed we would always have him in our lives and would watch him grow up into a young man.
    Three weeks ago his grandmother called me late in the evening needing a ride to the hospital because “Kylen had hung himself” Before I could get dressed she called back to say she had found another ride.
    Kylen BTW is a rambunctious 10 year old boy not a candidate for suicide.
    Next I heard that maybe it was an accident, and have also heard that he had many bruises on his body.
    So the fact is I don’t know how he died but knowing his situation I suspect the worse.
    Kylen had made an impact on our lives not just mine  but in the whole neighborhood. For the past 3 weeks we have been a neighborhood in mourning.
    So it has been very hard for me to even pay attention to such trivial bullshit as Trumps latest tweet.  The real world has really slammed us hard no time for stupidity, And while I’ve been lurking, I really couldn’t think of anything constructive to say.
    but thanks for being here

  21. Jack, your loss is horrendous. Have you gone to the coroner’s office? Perhaps through sharing your knowledge, they’ll share theirs and you and Mrs Jack can move towards understanding what really happened. Sure sounds that he knows exactly how to rollick and have fun and entertain others in his new digs

  22. Jack,

    Sweetie and I send our condolences and hugs to you and Mrs Jack. We’re glad that Kylen had the chance to experience love with you and through you.

    Also, thank you for the note. I was getting worried about you, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.


  23. jack, xr is right about him not being the only one to worry about not seeing you on the trail. you should take some comfort in having had the opportunity (even if for too short a time) of loving kylen and kylen loving you . thank mrs jack for thinking of us.  heartfelt sympathy to you both.

    does the grandmother have any other young ones in her care?  a worrisome thought if there are and what to do about it.

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