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Hometown: Wills Point, TX
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I am a native Georgian who's currently hiding out in Texas. I am a liberal, and I am extremely proud of the imperfect (but evolving) republic that we call the United States of America.

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Un-American (new from the Lincoln Project)



The Battle of Lake Travis--an alternate theory

While it is generally believed that the Antifa submarine fleet is principally responsible for our overwhelming victory in the Battle of Lake Travis, in which the Magat Armada was decimated, new evidence has come to light suggesting that Seal Team Antifa planted canned-soup mines along the Armada’s expected trajectory causing significant damage (and, mercifully, no loss of life). Just utter humiliation.


Scroll down in the Tweet thread to get the Seal Team Antifa theory. Evidently, navy beans work best.



The straw that broke the camel's back.

This is it.

We have often speculated about what it might take to sever Donald Trump from his irrationally-devoted base. Was he right, we wondered, when he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose a single voter? Was he right when he proved he could brag about grabbing women by their genitals and not lose his base? Was he right to assume that lying to the American people—over 20,000 times and counting—wouldn’t cause him to lose his loyal base of support?

For nearly four years it has appeared to us that Trump couldn’t lose his base no matter what he said or did. I think that changed today.

I would be willing to bet that 80% or more of Trump’s supporters (especially the Proud Bois, the Bugaloo Boys, and his vigilante wannabe warriors) are either ex-military, themselves, or closely related to one or more persons who served in the armed forces. What you CAN NOT do to those people is piss on the graves of their honored dead. THAT crosses the line.

Trump was on the right track with these folks when he was defending the statues of their honored dead (their exceptionalist history), but the recently released Atlantic article, unless denied and debunked, paints Trump into a corner that will significantly damage his standing with his militant, white, poorly-educated, and highly-patriotic base.

You can’t call our war heroes losers. You can’t ask why they bothered to fight if there was nothing in it for them. You can’t call them suckers and refuse to honor their sacrifice just because you don’t want to get your hair wet. You especially have no right to hold such beliefs if you are a five-time draft-dodger.

Trump just crossed the line with many of his most devoted supporters, and I imagine that Trump’s support will dwindle SIGNIFICANTLY as a result.


Drink more red wine and green tea.

Get more sun and more Vitamin D. This is super-important. Here’s why:


Understand the underlying problem. With COVID-19 the problem is bradykinin. The excessive presence of this protein in the body explains nearly all COVID-19 symptoms.


This is a medical breakthrough (discovered only recently) courtesy of American scientists at our federal Oak Ridge laboratories.



Enough said. Enjoy the love. Feel the positive vibes.


My Biden-Harris song. It feels good to listen to this one occasionally.


I have “high hopes.”


Lincoln Project Special Report - August 31, 2020

This is a long and specific analysis of the current state of the election from the perspective of The Lincoln Project. It’s well worth watching.


Accurate Anagram

J.T.B., Brookline, MA, writes: Best fact I learned this week—an anagram of "Republican National Convention" is "Con Vulnerable Nation into Panic."


Too true.


Great, GREAT news!

The COVID-19 pandemic is over. The virus has been vanquished. We’re all safe!

This is how I know.

I am currently living in rural, East Texas. This was errand day for me. I stay home as much as possible, but today, I had to go out. Naturally, I wore my mask. The State of Texas is under an order from our Governor to do so when we’re in public spaces. Even if I weren’t under such an order, I would wear a mask anyway because that’s the socially-responsible thing to do under the threat of a deadly virus that is easily transmitted via aerosols emitted during ordinary breathing.

Evidently, I didn’t get the memo. I visited three, separate businesses. The first was a grocery—not a Walmart, but a slightly-smaller store. The second was a liquor store—sue me; if you don’t need a sedative right now, you’re not paying attention. The third was a gas station. At these three establishments, not a single customer (except me) was wearing a mask. Only at the small grocery were the employees wearing masks. Evidently, the folks at the other two businesses got the memo—the pandemic is OVER!

Why? Because through his words and actions, that’s what the President told these people, and a lot of them actually believe him. I know that’s hard for DU to fathom. Most of us are a bit above the average IQ of the average American citizen, but we need to remember that half of us are below the average IQ, and many of them actually believe what this compulsive liar tells them.

Honestly, I was shocked. I hadn’t been out for a week or so. Mask compliance was much better prior to the RNC. Now, it’s basically gone. Why? Because Trump said so.

So let us rejoice! The pandemic is a thing of the past. I admit that I was pretty sick of it.


Choose one restaurant.

Assume you just won the restaurant lottery. You get life-time free meals (no tip required) at just one restaurant (or chain restaurant) on Earth for you and one guest (if you like), and this will last for the rest of your life.

You don’t have to choose a chain restaurant, but, obviously, if you do, you have a lot more geographic diversity (range) and can still get free food.

Which restaurant do you choose and WHY?

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