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by scrutney
October 13th, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Florida News
Topic: University of Florida, Gainesville brace for Richard Spencer speech
Replies: 4
Views: 389

University of Florida, Gainesville brace for Richard Spencer speech

florida politics: Fall is usually a busy time of year in college towns, but during the ongoing fall semester at the University of Florida, the City of Gainesville — the seat of otherwise-rural Alachua County — has been shaken. First, it was stormy weather from Hurricane Irma, which interrupted elec...
by scrutney
October 13th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: National News
Topic: Build-up to an eruption at Yellowstone supervolcano that will plunge Earth into darkness
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Build-up to an eruption at Yellowstone supervolcano that will plunge Earth into darkness

uk's the daily mail: Hidden beneath Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano, capable of blasting over 1,000 cubic kilometres of rock and ash into the air, and plunging Earth into darkness. While the supervolcano hasn't erupted for 631,000 years, scientists have been working to understand what c...
by scrutney
October 13th, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: National News
Topic: the bully tweeter.
Replies: 6
Views: 232

the bully tweeter.

the real donald trump:
The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!
2:36 AM - 13 Oct 2017
by scrutney
October 12th, 2017, 11:09 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

wapo: President Trump on Wednesday lashed out over a critical news report and escalated his previous attacks on the media by suggesting that news organizations he disagrees with be shut down, alarming free-speech advocates who compared the tactics to intimidation efforts by the Nixon administration...
by scrutney
October 12th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: Rose McGowan's Harvey Weinstein tweets got her account locked. Some users now plan a boycott
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Rose McGowan's Harvey Weinstein tweets got her account locked. Some users now plan a boycott

usa today: SAN FRANCISCO — Some women — and men — are mad at Twitter and they are not going to take it anymore. They are calling for a one-day boycott of the social media service to protest the treatment of actress Rose McGowan, who had her account temporarily locked after a series of tweets about ...
by scrutney
October 12th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: Editorial: The latest assault on individualism
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Editorial: The latest assault on individualism

good opinion piece mike... my only comment has to do with with the value of "eagle scout" on a resume. that has gravitas. mashable: On Friday, the Girl Scouts made an even stronger statement, accusing BSA of trying to usurp their organization. "The Boy Scouts' house is on fire," a spokesperson told...
by scrutney
October 11th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: 2018 National Mid-Term Elections
Topic: Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Predictions

I gave up caring who runs the country when I realized my vote didn't mater. my vote matters. every election, local, state or national...primaries, runoffs & the general, i'll be at the polls, picture i.d. clutched in sweaty hand, ready to exercise my franchise...as every good american should. and a...
by scrutney
October 11th, 2017, 7:13 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: RIP Hugh Hefner
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: RIP Hugh Hefner

keep the robe.
i'll take one of his....cars.


betcha thought i was gonna say something swinish?
by scrutney
October 11th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?
Replies: 23
Views: 729

Re: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?

many years ago i worked at a radio station in michigan...among my myriad duties was creating playlists for live remote broadcasts. the records were always cued up and ready to play so when our local les nessman called for a song it was ready to rip. all the boys who did remotes had been made aware ...
by scrutney
October 10th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: BOOKS

scrut wrote:
for their twice yearly garage sale.
which commences at the anastasia branch, friday morning.
i'll be taking a couple of hours off work..
and bringing bags. lots of bags.
by scrutney
October 10th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: BOOKS

bier...i do libraries.
but i prefer to read books on my own schedule, and have the financial resources, if not the storage space, to do so.
and in a way, that's good for the library...as they get all my cast offs, for their twice yearly garage sale.
by scrutney
October 10th, 2017, 2:51 am
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: Four ways Bob Corker skewered Donald Trump
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Four ways Bob Corker skewered Donald Trump

from the bbc: On Sunday morning, Donald Trump went off on a Twitter tirade against a member of his own party. This, in itself, isn't exactly huge news. It's far from the first time the president has turned his rhetorical cannons on his own ranks. This time, however, his attacks were particularly bi...
by scrutney
October 10th, 2017, 2:07 am
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: whoops: 'Donna Karan defends Harvey Weinstein, suggesting women ask for 'trouble''
Replies: 0
Views: 140

whoops: 'Donna Karan defends Harvey Weinstein, suggesting women ask for 'trouble''

usa today: Designer Donna Karan started a Twitter storm Monday with her comments defending disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein — comments that suggested women and the way they dressed were partially to blame for his alleged abhorrent behavior. The UK's Daily Mail published Karan's red carpet int...
by scrutney
October 10th, 2017, 1:01 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 53
Views: 1754

Re: Gone but not forgotten

auntmarymoo: "I miss Genrecide. HINT HINT" i am so out of touch with local politics that i wouldn't know where to start. we had a city sales tax ref a couple of years back. i voted for it. i like the mayor and one of the commissioners. and that exhausts my pitiful store of involvement in local goin...
by scrutney
October 9th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: "the calm before the storm"
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: "the calm before the storm"

i've been trying to work through it. massive amounts of cabernet only seem to exacerbate the situation... i'll be fine one moment and then hit the twitter icon on my browser. red wine doth not clean easily from a computer monitor. if he'd just put down his tweeter i think i could manage to soldier ...
by scrutney
October 9th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: 2018 National Mid-Term Elections
Topic: Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Predictions

i've a few howlers in my past... i was sure al gore was going to run and win the presidency in 2008. that he wasn't even running didn't deter me one bit..."ever hear of a brokered convention? huh...what about a brokered convention?...it could happen" as a matter of fact, i convinced myself that the...
by scrutney
October 9th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: BOOKS

well...i've had a bit of a reading plan myself. i've been promising myself that i will read at least some of the works of ernest hemingway...but his books are still under copyright and command premium prices. that's fine...his cats have to eat. but i'll be standing there in barnes and noble with "t...
by scrutney
October 9th, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: "the calm before the storm"
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: "the calm before the storm"

martymoo: I thought the calm before the storm was a reference to Trump's next inevitable blunder. don't get me started. i've been trying to keep it together since january...as our carnival barker in chief tweets out a daily ration of feculent bilge .... >deep breaths scrut...deep cleansing breaths<...
by scrutney
October 9th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: BOOKS

auntmartymoo: "But I may never get to it if I remain stuck in the Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor..." then put it down and read something you'll enjoy. i WAS working on james joyce' ulysses...started it the week my wife and i got married. that was 23 years ago... about 6 months ago, i made it...
by scrutney
October 8th, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 53
Views: 1754

Re: Gone but not forgotten

all i can remember are these:
mortagus...
stjohnsvoice.
stjohnsvision.


hail hydra!


megasurprise?
petunia?
mortavoice?