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Just this guy, you know. Extra credit identifying that one.

You could describe me as a recovering Southern Baptist. Surprisingly, given my background, my politics tend toward progressive.

I am a vegetarian and don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. I'm not much into movies, but do enjoy live theater. I am a singer/songwriter, sometimes recording engineer, and also host a weekly open mic in Long Beach.

Other hobbies include law (I am not an attorney) and graphic arts.

Professionally, I have programmed computers, developed web sites, and developed and used cutting edge technology marketing.

Guess I'm just your basic 21st century Renaissance dude.

And as my late friend, Roz Larman, once told her radio audience, "All this, ladies, and he cooks, too."

Comments

Collusion Coat
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
He only did that on days ending in "y".
"Tough as Texas" conjures what sort of image for you? Can't imagine it being Ted Cruz. ? ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 10, 2018:
The Real Objection To Vote By Mail [sheilakennedy.net]
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
I would think the Republicans would favor vote by mail. Maybe it's the fact that they got caught cheating in the 2018 race in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina that has got them so against mail in voting.
If Trump Goes Even Lower, We’d Better Be Prepared | The New Yorker
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
Scary stuff. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend *In the Garden of the Beasts* by Erick Larson. It is about the experiences of William Dodd and his daughter, Martha, when he was US Ambassador to Germany from mid 1933 to December 1938.
More proof that Donald is a racist [thinkprogress.org] DonaldTrump racism UN
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Trump is a fucking idiot racist. And the sun rises in the east.
This is why being a sloth is a sin.
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Just for fun: 5,700 mi x 5,280 ft/mi = 30,096,000 ft 6 ft/min x 60 min/hr = 360 ft/ hr 30,096,000 ft / 360ft/hr = 83,600 hrs 83,600 hrs / 4 hrs/day = 20,900 days (fn1) 20,900 days / 365.25 days/yr = 57.22 yrs. Life expectancy of a sloth in the wild is 20 to 30 years. footnote 1: This assumes the entire four hours the sloth is awake is used for travel in the most direct line. A more realistic assumption is two hours per day travel, which would also include adjustment for minimal detours. This would increase the overall time to more than a century.
No root, no fruit.
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
I miss my friend, Utah. He was great fun to hang out with at festivals, and always great fun when he was on stage. For the last nine years I have been playing my ukulele and singing protest songs. The greatest complement I have had was when I was referred to as the Utah Phillips of the ukulele.
tRumps post White House living accommodations
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Can't be his. There's book there.
And you're paying for it.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 3, 2018:
He wants a parade? I say let him have it.
Check this our ! Farmer shows ubuntu, gives land to his workers. [citizen.co.za].
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
Thank you for posting this. You say, "All the land grab stories in S. A. you hear about in the press is absolutely not true !" I'm glad to hear that. I have a friend here in California who says that a lady from S. A. told him it is not safe for whites there. Care to respond?
[theweek.com] Amy Klobuchar says she did not blow police shootings but regrets how she handled ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2020:
As someone from California I think one of the few choices worse than Klobuchar would be Kamala Harris.
Some Answers to the Question: Why Do British People Not Like Trump? Who else thinks that Nate ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 22, 2019:
I have not heard a better critique of tRump by anyone else.
Today's offensive, fiery, provocative, but NOT derogatory to any of the following voter blocs.......
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Please don't insult horsefuckers.
I’m afraid what’s going to happen is Bernie is going to go into the convention with a ...
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 21, 2020:
Per Nate Silver at 538.com, Bernie will probably finish first in all but two of the states voting/caucusing between now and the end of Super Tuesday. Nate says Minnesota goes for Klobuchar and Alabama goes for Biden. Bernie will probably have a large plurality of the votes going into the convention, and may well have finished first in 30 or more states. If that is the case, the DNC has two choices: 1) Acknowledge the will of the voters and nominate Bernie, or 2) Tell the voters, "Fuck you." If they choose the second option, they will lose to Trump and may end up killing the party altogether. I hope they are not stupid. I really hope that @Robecology is correct in his optimistic vision.
Not a fan of Willy Nelson or Taylor Swift, but I do think it's funny how the two of them have gotten...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
I was going to say Ted ugent and Kanye West, but then i realized you asked about musical acts.
Trump Pathalogical Liar
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Captain Obvious sends his regards, Sherlock.
Do you have a single neuron in your brain that believes Trump won't pardon his $1B + federal tax ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
I posted this as a general post in the politics category. It was taken down. WTF???
My money's on gecko...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 22, 2018:
So, Jesus was either trans or a lizard person, or both. Interesting.
There are 3 or 4 men working on my property today. Nice guys, all Hispanic. They're doing cement ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2019:
The ones I know, and living in Southern California I know quite a few, are good people, the salt of the earth, and some of the best neighbors I've ever had.
Okay I think it is safe to say trump is wrong again. I just heard that some of the guards falsified ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 14, 2019:
The only way the Clintons could have been involved would have required that they bribe/blackmail someone in the prison, or in the Bureau of Prisons. I won't say that is impossible, just highly unlikely. Trump or Barr, on the other hand, could simply have it done by a subordinate. Still somewhat unlikely, but absolutely possible. Then there is the fact that when Trump blames someone else...
Impeachment Is So Boring “You Wish for a Nice School Shooting,” Says Denver Radio Host ...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 19, 2019:
The Republicans are working hard to make it boring so people won't watch.
There are only 2 possible answers but hundreds of ways to say them, discuss.
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 28, 2018:
Depending on the preceding sentence(s) it could have possibly be a third female.
Looking good, Marie!
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Although at times it seemsI can see right through you.
A historic day in America! As historic as the day legalizing gay marriage. Justices rule 6-3 ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 15, 2020:
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 31, 2019:
True. Besides, if you are neither a decent conversationalist, nor a smoker, what do you do after sex?
To the point...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Swiss Army knife - don't leave home without it. Seriously, I have a two blade model that I carry everywhere except airports and court houses.
Trump's Lonely Walk Of Shame | Crooks and Liars
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 22, 2020:
Thus concludes one of the worst weeks in Donnie's poor, pathetic life. The Supreme Court ruled on LGBTQ rights, sanctuary cities, and DACA. The District Court refused to stop publication of Bolton's book. And then there was Tulsa. May he have more weeks like this until he finally decides to declare victory and go home to Mar-a-Lago. P.S. The music was exactly right.
Greetings all. By default I have become the new host for the group. I was wondering if anyone would ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
The vote in Congress was to outlaw marijuana, which had recently been under attack by the press, especially the Hearst papers. It was only after the vote that a number of members of Congress realized that they had voted against cannabis.
Manafort's cooperation agreement [axios.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 16, 2018:
He may not look like the fat lady, but when he sings it's pretty much over for Pence and Trump.
Guilty as charged
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Ouch! How true.
As many as 20 corrections officers have been subpoenaed by grand jury investigating Jeffrey ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 22, 2019:
I remember when Trump only had Michael Cohen as a fixer. Cohen is an amateur compared to Barr.
They deserve each other lol.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 17, 2019:
Why was I not surprised to learn that they were introduced to each other by Jeff Epstein?
"It's Christmas in October": Michael Avenatti vows to put Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'on ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 27, 2018:
This is beautiful. To sum up what is happening in DC right now: Grassley and McConnell are playing checkers, Avenatti is playing chess, Mueller is play go, in three dimensions, and Trump is still trying to learn tic-tac-toe. I'm with Avenatti. Let's have a real investigation done by the FBI, not the sham that was done to whitewash Kavanaugh. When the FBI reports that Kavanaugh perjured himself in his testimony to the Senate, we need to take to the streets demanding the resignations of Kavanaugh, Grassley, and McConnell.
Saw this on FB. There might be a little truth to this. There might have been 100K that ordered ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 21, 2019:
They were paying people $50 apiece to be there.
‘It’s a disaster — and it’s getting worse’: House GOP members in a frenzy over 2020 ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 21, 2019:
How tragic!
Moving Forward After Trump (originally posted on Facebook 25 Nov 2017) Holy Smoking Gun, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
This is the first of at least three notes that I posted on Facebook and will repost here.
Please do not allow people to compare this pandemic to Pearl Harbor or 9/11, both of which were ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 6, 2020:
I'm hoping you are right about tens of thousands. I'm afraid you may be off by an order of magnitude. If I'm right you can put your Governor's name toward the top of the list of people to "thank."
Indiana cemetery objects to plan to exhume body of gangster John Dillinger as part of TV documentary...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 16, 2019:
What, we don't have enough gangsters in the White House? Do we really have to go digging up more?
Blacksmiths
mcgeo52 comments on May 12, 2019:
That frying pan will end up as warped as your sense of humor.
A still relevant article on achievement that trump can only wish for [tericarter.wordpress.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Any decent and reasonable person would see Obama's legacy as something to build on. In case you get the impression I am implying something here, let me just state it unequivocally, tRump is neither decent nor reasonable.
Now Bernie Sanders has announced his intention to run in 2020. This will only assure the re-election...
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 19, 2019:
If you are blaming Bernie for Hillary's disaster of a campaign, you need to get your facts straight. In spite of the fact that Hillary did absolutely everything she could to alienate anyone who supported Bernie, his campaign staff and many of his volunteers tried to help Hillary. She basically refused their help and refused to listen when they tried to warn her she was in trouble in the key swing states. She was so damned certain that she was entitled to the Presidency that she also refused to listen to her husband when he tried to tell her that she needed to campaign in the swing states. Bernie would have beaten Trump in 2016 according to all of the polls. As long as the DNC doesn't rig the nomination to give us their Worst. Possible. Candidate. again, I'm not worried about Trump winning.
Hey, now there's an idea! Don't like Mexicans, no tacos for you ya racist fucktard. Problem solved....
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 12, 2020:
So it's ok to hate on the Irish and still eat their food?
🤥 Can't Pardon Stone -- 🤗 [politico.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 28, 2020:
The writer of the article is clearly misinformed. The Constitution prevents the President from pardoning a verdict of guilty in an impeachment by the Congress. The reason is that the President's pardon power derives from the fact that prosecution is an act of the Executive (i.e., the President), therefore the Executive is the one with the power to pardon. The one exception is impeachment, which is not an act of the Executive, but of Congress.
Well? What?
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
You have to admit he has a point.
History will remember.
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 6, 2018:
The United States beat the first two. My money is on a three-peat.
Trump makes Nixon look like a saint.
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 2, 2019:
I'm not optimistic enough to fully embrace this article, but it does give me a little hope. ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 15, 2020:
If only.
Mr. Bunker Mentality Runs Scared!: [rawstory.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
At least Hitler knew the right thing to do in a bunker. Just sayin’.
"Phantom Plague," Brilliance! [rawstory.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Herd thinning. Thank you, Darwin.
Coalition of Inspectors General slam DOJ opinion on whistleblower complaint [cnn.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Having joined g:258, I have decided to make use of my expanding vocabulary to malign our ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Isn't that the truth!
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Another trump university? Saw this on a documentary. I literally could not stop laughing! ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 31, 2020:
It may surprise you, but graduating from Hamburger U is actually viewed as a very positive thing on the resume of anyone in the restaurant industry. It can be worth a few thousand extra dollars a year in salary.
Appropriate for this Group?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
This is only appropriate for this group on days ending in "y".
Courage could be contagious in the Senate [bostonglobe.com] We can hope
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
A fairly influential group of Mormon women have issued a statement calling for a fair trial with witnesses. While they addressed it to the Senate in general, they specifically called out their three (as they put it) "co-religionists," Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico). That would be three of the four Republicans necessary to change the rules. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has indicated that she is not happy with the idea of a trial with no witnesses or evidence. If any of those four break ranks, it will be interesting to see who joins them.
Watch out for big pharma
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 29, 2018:
But big pharma wants to keep you alive for a long time... ...and have you pay for every day of it.
I'm done with the hate. Trump is a waste of skin. The time has come for life after Trump. He doesn't...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I can't wait for the day when I turn on the news and hear that Trump is on his way to prison.
[vice.com] Bill Barr's criminal doj is fighting the release of Trump's tax returns - WTF!!!! He's...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 4, 2019:
John Mitchell, Nixon's AG did 19 months in federal prison. Obstructing a Congressional investigation is a violation of 18 USC 1505. That's five years per count. Add another 5 years per count for 18 USC 371, conspiracy to violate federal law, and Billie pretty much has his retirement planned with free room and board until he dies.
More on the atrocity known as American International gangsterism going back the 70's and the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 12, 2019:
https://youtu.be/lTcx1NtxVeg
Happy almost Sunday.
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
And the people said, "Amen!"
Aint that about a bitch? [newsweek.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
In all fairness this is news because Ivanka is not accused of any wrongdoing in this case.
The young man is getting hungry, just like me !
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 10, 2018:
Why do I have a sudden urge to have tacos for lunch? It's not Tuesday.
Meat industry attempts to slaughter vegetarian food. They want to outlaw the use of certain words ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 17, 2019:
Unless the meat industry has registered these words as trademarks, they have no legal claim to them. For a court to rule otherwise would be a violation of the First Amendment.
Having a conversation with Kate and we are trying to determine what trump is good for. She ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Someone on Nextdoor posted (sarcastically) that he made a good role model. To that, someone else asked, "For what?" I answered , "There are those who aspire to be the village idiot."
Seriously, go ahead...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 25, 2018:
As a public service...
Then and now... Thoughts?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
No way. Where did you find a Republican who can count to four? Any of them that smart have already left the party.
Wish i could use my Louisville slugger on the real tRump, but this will have to do.
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Trump piñatas are available locally. There have been a few times I have been tempted.
Some tidbits..
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Cancer cells getting the munchies? Who knew?
History Recording You Trump
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2018:
This is a true test of American democracy. I'm still hopeful we will pass.
History Recording You Trump
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2018:
This is a true test of American democracy. I'm still hopeful we will pass.
‘I saw hate in his eyes’: White security guard pulls gun on black police officer | The ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
The man was in uniform and all the idiot saw was the color of his skin. Hopefully we will get rid of Trump, but he is just the tip of a very ugly iceberg.
This is the current president of the USA, an insult to all that is good in America, "THE DEVILS ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
I'm an atheist but that doesn't mean I would go around insulting the Devil.
This made me smile
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 27, 2018:
The state of New York will probably beat the feds to anything in NY.
" You loved girls when Epstein was alive".
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 27, 2019:
Colder than the weather in Greta's hometown.
Jury awards Planned Parenthood nearly $1M over secret videos by pro-life group
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 16, 2019:
The award was $870,000, in punitive damages and roughly $478,000 in compensatory damages. However, since the jury also found that the defendants acted in violation of federal RICO statutes, that triples the compensatory award. So Fox once again proves less than stellar, as Planned Parenthood is looking at a $2.275 million verdict, not nearly $1 million. https://www.courthousenews.com/jury-finds-abortion-foes-harmed-planned-parenthood-awards-870k/
Besides Trump, does Rudy Giuliani make you sick to your stomach too?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
I see Rudy more as comic relief. He's the Fredo in an "administration" full of Fredos.
Proselytizing by other species 2.0 ... ?
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 3, 2019:
I think I saw that bear at St. Tigger the Baptist.
This is how many ACTIVE brain cells I have....
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 10, 2020:
We know that he exaggerates.
Presidential
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
Not just how, but why.
None to be found!!!!!
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I've always said that if the zombies attack I will lock myself in a room with a good set of earplugs, and Fox News and right wing talk radio blaring. Should keep them away.
Angry and desperate Trump declares he should be ‘immune from criticism’ in crazed early morning ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Has anyone seen my smallest violin? Not that one. I have a smaller one. I'm going to need it.
Build the wall!
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2019:
We need another one around his phone to stop the tweets.
I choose the green option.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 29, 2018:
I remember years ago walking into a liquor store in Huntington Beach. They had a sign in the window that said, "We support a drug free Orange County." I walked around the store noting the alcohol, tobacco, and sugar. I then informed the owner that if he truly supported a drug free Orange county he needed to stop selling everything in his store except the water and orange juice.
[dailykos.com] Please sign and send the petition to Congress to start an impeachment inquiry on ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 1, 2019:
We do not need to pass Articles of Impeachment. We do need to begin an inquiry. To refuse to do so is to say that Trump is above the law.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 20, 2020:
This is especially true during times of economic stress. That is one of the reasons that the powers that be fight against universal health care and raising the minimum wage. they know it is easier to manipulate workers who are economically insecure.
MUELLER INVESTIGATION COULD HAVE CLASSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTS PROVING TRUMP WORKED WITH ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
My assumption from day one has been that Mueller had access to any and every thing the NSA had, and has known the real truth the entire time. His job has been to back build the case to get evidence that will be admissible in court. I also believe that this is about a lot more than Trump. Mueller's life has been dedicated to fighting enemies of this country, and the majority of that has been fighting organized crime. Go back and read Mueller's speech on organized crime that he gave eight years ago. He had taken down John Gotti and the Gambino crime family. He knew what was filling that void. There is no one in the world better qualified for the job he is doing than Robert Mueller. Seriously, read his speech: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/speeches/the-evolving-organized-crime-threat
Didnt know he knew sarcasm
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 15, 2020:
And a partridge in a pear tree. Wait! That was supposed to be, "And an impeachment!"
Should tRump be held as accesory to mass murder?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 4, 2019:
YES. And child abuse, and kidnapping.
I meant to post this yesterday, so I am just like him!
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I resemble this remark.
Doctor gives rare look into 'apocalyptic' scene inside hospital This is really ... something ... ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 26, 2020:
We are looking at what happened in Italy happening here. And it's going to get worse, much worse. Remember those videos from Spring Break in Florida? Trump wants everything back to normal by Easter. I would give that a huge LOL, but this really isn't a laughing matter. Don't expect an end to staying at home until at least the end of May. Stay safe. Stay well. Use the time to do something creative, and/or to help your neighbors.
Does anyone know if the skulls of your enemy are dishwasher safe? Asking for a friend.
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
The real question you should be ask is whether or not the dishwasher is skulls safe?
Kansas officer who fatally shot teen gets $70,000 severance, plus full salary and benefits
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2020:
We need to require that officers carry malpractice insurance. We also need to have a law or negotiated contract saying that conviction of a felony is grounds for loss of pension.
Harry’s Banna Farm is a bar in my area that has become infamous for its signs, you go Harry!
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
I see that Harry, unlike the media, did not misspell "Farce".
Great job by Dan Rather
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Yeah, why am I not surprised it's another of those homothings that tRump and his supporters can't stand. ;-)
Sorry for the profanity within the image...you know it's not my style...but this should quell the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I hope there is no violence when Trump leaves office, but if there are idiots who insist on a violent response, I will have to conclude that the herd needs thinning.
If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.......Marian Wright Edelman ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2019:
True. Says a lot about the current "administration."
All of this citizenship stuff made me wonder how tough the tests are. It was sort of fun to take a ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Pretty easy if you know anything about our government. I doubt Donnie could pass it.
Week Pelosi reportedly left lawmakers 'stunned' by slamming House Judiciary Committee staff in ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2019:
The people of this country are tired of the politics, Nancy. It's time to respect the law.
[facebook.com] I’m as sure Trump thinks this way although I doubt if would have a clue about ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 14, 2018:
Obviously trump knows nothing of Schrodinger. I'm not sure he even knows what a cat is.
Mission exceeded!
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Texas had W as Governor. Think they couldn't go lower? They said, "Hold my beer," and elected Rick Perry. Think they reached bottom with him? "Hold my longneck, I'm votin' for Greg Abbott." Have they reached bottom yet? Is Eric Trump still out of prison?