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    • #498386
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Great motto.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #498393
      Junker
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      If not graveyard, at least neutering.

      • #498595
        roody
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        I need help with this website.  Neither my phone nor my MacBook have a start thread button.

        • #498599
          jbnw
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          when you are logged in.

          You should then see a “Create New Topic” button which is what you need.

          Good hijack!


          @roody

        • #498610
          djean111
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          .

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

          A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

        • #498683
          eridani
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          At least it isn’t just me.

          Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #498406
      Babel 17
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      One that believes in freedom of the press that echoes their beliefs, and freedom of speech that was earned by saying the correct things.

      Dick Cheney, by extension through his daughter, has always been one of us. Those picture of the Clintons, Obamas, Bushes, they were a celebration of Progressive administrations.

      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

      • #498413
        ozoneman
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        as he and the ‘Squad’ have jumped on the pro-war bandwagon, funding Ukraine war, Russia regime change…

        He’s great on progressive domestic issues, but outside of that, not so much.

      • #498430
        Dunatus
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        There are no pro-war, CIA trusting progressives. There are noeliberal hacks that call themselves progressives, but they’re lying.

    • #498409
      Passionate Progressive
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      which is right on, btw,

      just thinking about the pre-July 2022 JPR and the wonderful post subject ‘It’s a Sign‘…can’t think of who the author was, but those posts were treasures and if (author) you’re out there, please continue.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

      • #498410
        djean111
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        have not seen him around.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #498429
      Dunatus
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      No more voting for Democrats or Republicans.

      • #498458
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Amazing how many people really really don’t want to admit that Nyerere was right, the United States are a one-party state, but with typical American extravagance, we have two of them.

        Once you see it, though, you can never unsee it.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #498507
          closeupready
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          Mexico’s dominating party of the 20th Century, which has become a mere footnote today. Corruption and bribery destroyed the party’s popular support.

          So many parallels can be drawn between our Democratic Party and the kinds of tricks the PRI played on Mexican voters. The parallels aren’t perfect, though, so it’s difficult to make any kinds of predictions, esp. given how Democrats performed in the midterms.

          Ultimately, though, I can control only my own vote, and I’m satisfied that eventually things will change.

          The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #498482
      chknltl
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      Today is Thanksgiving. It is a day when families get together, eat till their belts need loosening then sit down to watch history in the making….oops almost history in the making, with 7 seconds on the clock, the Detroit Lions lose on Thanksgiving once again.

      Call it tradition, call it fate, I am unaware of ANY NFL team that has played more games on Thanksgiving and then lost more games on Thanksgiving than the Detroit Lions.

      History did not change today, it just added another notch in its belt.

      Maybe next year.

       

       

      • #498505
        Ohio Barbarian
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        I watched that entire game, and thought about how many times I had seen this plot. Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. The Lions play valiantly, going above and beyond the expectations of most sports fans, forcing their more talented opponents to either play at their very best for a couple of series or lose to the lowly Lions.

        9 times out of 10 it seems, the other team does rise to the occasion and prevail in the most heartbreaking manner possible for Detroit fans. Yesterday it was the Bills.

        I dare say the Seneca Rez up I-90 in New York was jumping for joy. Big Bills fans at the Rez.  Plus, living in Cleveland, I always hear the lament that the Browns could have drafted Josh Allen for quarterback but blew their chance again.

        In another Turkey Day tradition, there was a great game and, as usually happens, the Cowboys won. We might have seen three playoff teams play yesterday.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #498515
          chknltl
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          They did this in agreement with an NBC affiliate (who later became ABC), as a method of drawing attendance.

          It worked and since then the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since.

          Overall, (I looked but my short term memory may be a tad off), Detroit’s Thanksgiving record has been 47-34-2.

          Many of their best seasons came before I was born.

          During their first season they did quite well only losing to 3 teams one of which was “Da” Bears. (This may have been their first Turkey Day loss but I’ve yet to find proof of this).

          Generally speaking, outside of their 2016 season, they have lost most if not all of their Thanksgiving Day games during my memory.

          For this reason, on Thanksgiving, I always ask the question; “Who is beating up on the Detroit Lions today?”

          For a few moments in yesterday’s game, I thought Detroit was going to win one on Thanksgiving for a change, heck, I even rooted for the rascals but once again, it was not to be.

          Oh well, maybe next year.

          • #498525
            Jim Lane
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            @chknltl

            The photo — NFL world blasts massive referee blown call (thecomeback.com) — makes it seem undeniable that the Bills should have been called for a facemask penalty on the last play before attempting what turned out to be the winning field goal.  A correct call (15-yard penalty) would have turned the 45-yard attempt into a 60-yard attempt.

            • #498536
              Ohio Barbarian
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              I suppose it’s just one more Thanksgiving tradition. You’re right, though, that was a bad no-call, even though I’m pulling for the Bills this year because the Browns suck and the Senecas like Buffalo and I like them.

              Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

              The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

              • #498559
                djean111
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                he was talking about how both folks in a marriage being at home during Covid tests marriages – he said hey, Tom Brady was only retired and at home for 40 days, and he was living with a Brazilian super model.

                America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

                "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

                A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

                • #498611
                  Ohio Barbarian
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                  In overtime no less. I didn’t watch it because the Browns and Buccaneers are both striving for mediocrity and are therefore boring for me.

                  Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

                  The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

            • #498570
              chknltl
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              @ Jim Lane

              Missing calls…someday maybe coaches can throw red flags for facemasks and other fouls and even do so within the final 2 minutes of the game’s end. (As long as they still have a timeout to risk.)

              While doing further research on a missed face-mask call regarding Detroit, I found this from an old Lions/Eagles game:

              I guess sometimes what goes around comes around.

    • #498684
      eridani
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      Sawant’s Socialist Alternative does, but only in selected urban areas.  No voter contact operation = not a real political party.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

      • #498721
        djean111
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        Whether they have that “stamp of approval” or not.

        The beauty of “democracy” is that no one HAS to vote for any particular party.  Especially not parties that are really corporately-owned corrupt machines.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

        • #498752
          eridani
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          If they can’t win office, why bother voting at all?

          Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

          • #498764
            djean111
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            Do you mean to say that it is more important to feel that one has voted for the “winner” – even though the winners are really the corporations and the MIC, and the people are the losers?  Or – are you saying that one must somehow figure out which of the two “outreach” parties is the lesser evil, and go with that?  That “voter outreach” is totally just for votes and contributions, their voter outreach has absolutely nothing to do with what they intend to do FOR the voters.

            The most gag-inducing “voter outreach” I experienced this cycle was when Jill Biden left a message on my landline answering machine.  All I listened to was “This is Jill Biden”, or whatever, I felt disgust, and deleted the message.

            IMO, your “voter outreach”, when it comes for the Dems, at least – I am not a recipient of GOP pandering – is just people spreading false promises.  A really good voter outreach would be if the Dems were not corporate warmongers and actually took care of the people.  Haha!  Now there’s a good joke to start the day!

            America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

            "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

            A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #498700
      doh1304
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      A.C. Nielson published the tv ratings of individual NFL broadcasts rather than just the ratings for the “NFL package”. Bill Conlin wrote a column saying that this was a dangerous idea since it would tempt the NFL to cheat in favor of teams with more popularity. This turned out unexpectedly – almost all games had the same ratings – except if the Cowboys were the home team. Why? Us old guys know – the Kilgore Rangerettes, who wore skimpy (for the day) cowgirl costumes and performed at halftime only at Cowboy home games. (Kilgore College was close to Dallas and their band teacher wouldn’t travel with the team because he wanted his band to be able to attend classes awake on Monday. The Cowboys offered to pay travel costs. He refused. They created the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the rest is history) But that is another story, that year the Cowboys had a remarkable 4 game winning streak, each time thanks to a laughable pass interference call in the last 2 minutes of the game. Add in that new breakfast cereal  “Anabolic Steroids, breakfast of champions” (as advertised on the then funny SNL with Fran Tarkinton) and I stopped caring.

      Some day I’ll tell my story from the 1984 NFC championship game. (where Bill Walsh gave Mike Ditka the idea to draft The Refrigerator)

    • #498720
      chknltl
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      I hijacked the heck out of this thread and led some of my favorite JPR members astray.

      My apologies to all.

      I probably should have created a sports thread regarding NFL team wins and losses on Thanksgiving. My above stats regarding Detroit are close but not entirely accurate so that needs a tad fixing. Dallas has another fascinating history with Thanksgiving as well.

      Now that our membership is growing again, I’ll try not to hijack threads again. It just wasn’t fair to the O.P.

      Again, my sincerest apologies to all.

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