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#304627 - 12/24/17 08:59 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Then came the big man, he was Special Counsel to be,
And he hired top lawyers, and then empaneled grand jury;
There were interviews and hearings, this man would not slack,
And he pressed forward justly, with a determined knack.

His eyes were like eagles, they missed not a thing,
His presence was heavy, his targets would sing!
His sleuthing was famous, if you must know,
And his integrity was solid, like the ground below;

The facts that were surfaced he held tight in his teeth,
And as he dug for truth morsels that were buried beneath;
He was focused on the crooked, the wretched and smelly,
They did shake full of fear as we watched on the tele.

He questioned each of them from the son to the elf,
And I rejoiced at the justice, then I thought to myself;
Under orange little man with weird hair on his head,
The great justice of America was certainly not dead,


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#304628 - 12/24/17 09:00 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Greger]
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He did push and did pull but it just would not work,
And did hit Twitter daily, to act like a jerk,
And he threw little tizzy fits, like a toddler in chief,
But we saw he was crooked, though no ordinary thief;

Though it took time, and labor we could would no longer bristle,
As we finally saw Congress call for his dismissal.
And as justice was served, he was hauled out of sight,
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!


— Chris Sampson (@TAPSTRIMEDIA) December 24, 2017
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#304634 - 12/25/17 01:26 AM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Greger]
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The guy on the radio just said he was "called to what I am doing" (he's a musician).

Anybody share that sentiment for yourself?
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#304644 - 12/25/17 02:44 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Greger]
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I knew what I wanted to do when I was an adolescent. I love making music and writing, but I knew I was going to be in law, or law enforcement, as a kid.
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#304647 - 12/25/17 04:26 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I was on a definite academic track through high school, but I loved the mountains and Forest Service guard stations and old Jeeps more than anything. After a very brief experience with the Naval Academy, followed by several years as a university engineering major (I loathed the idea of sitting in an office "engineering" things), I came to the realization that I only wanted to make and fix things. I'm still making and fixing things, an occupation that I regard as both a calling and a duty.
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#304650 - 12/25/17 05:37 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Merry Christmas Ranters



Yup, it's even snowy here in the South Sound. Good times! smile
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#304652 - 12/25/17 06:53 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Treasury Secretary Munchkin got a "box of manure" delivered to his doorstep and the Regressives seem to be all in a snit over it.

But it is a metaphor that can either be a gift or an insult, dependent only upon one's mindset. If a box of horseshit appeared on our doorstep we would happily combine it with wood chips and biochar and food waste to make compost for the garden. The growth that would result would be beneficial to the environment and provide us with tasty sustenance.

What do you bet that Munchkin took it as an insult and will send it to the landfill, where it will become global warming causing methane?
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#304722 - 12/30/17 09:49 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: logtroll]
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Utah teacher fired after students shown art post cards that included nude paintings - OMBotticelli!

Puritanism reigns. I think the teacher is due some back pay and an apology. The postcards were school property.
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#304723 - 12/30/17 09:54 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
The guy on the radio just said he was "called to what I am doing" (he's a musician).

Anybody share that sentiment for yourself?


I was instantly drawn toward audio and video.
As an autistic kid (Asperger's Syndrome) I was gifted with a brain that acted like a recording machine, so music and video were like a drug to me, I couldn't get enough of them.
I thought originally that I loved electronics but I came to realize that I only loved electronics because they were the vehicle that got me closer to my true loves, images and sound.
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#304725 - 12/30/17 10:09 PM Re: Round Table for December 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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