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A 45 suppose to be funny. Remember. LMAO.
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
If you are saying it's God's will that we have tRump in the White House, I'm saying that's just another reason for me to be an atheist.
Complete Failure
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
I would call this a charitable assessment.
Guy who says God sends natural disasters to punish gays has his home destroyed in a natural disaster...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
I don't believe you have to be religious to understand that Karma can be a bitch.
Dating Site Don'ts
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
Don'ts: Posting a main picture that does not match the posted age by at least 20 years. An older picture might be ok if it is there for a reason, and not represented as being current. Sending a message that just says, "Hi there," especially when their profile shows they have nothing in common with you. Personally, I don't date smokers, and prefer nondrinkers. I am open as far as diet as long as they accept the fact that I am vegetarian. I also tend to immediately move to the next profile if the lady indicates that she is religious. It would not be a good match for either of us. Dos: Sending a respectful message that references something in their profile to show actual interest in something you may have in common. Humor, in your profile, your picture(s), and/or your messages is a good idea as long as it is in good taste, not forced, and not overdone.
One of my favorite things today.
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
How do you expect us to stand puns like this?
What does Russia think of tRump? [themoscowtimes.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 13, 2018:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/trump-putin-russia-collusion.html
Racial Identity and Reassignment: How would you feel about it?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Have you ever read *Black Like Me* by John Howard Griffin?
Where did you make most of your friends after high school /college?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Most of my friends since college are people I met through music, either at concerts or festivals or through people I met at concerts or festivals. For three years I have been hosting a weekly open mic and have made some really good friends through that.
Why I Want a Republican to Replace Trump. Seriously. (Originally posted on Facebook 27 Feb 2018)...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
I have presented a possibility here for undoing the damage that has been done to our country. It is, at least in theory, a workable plan. Yes, there are things that could go wrong, but that is usually the case in life. If you have a better plan please feel free to share it.
Why I Want a Republican to Replace Trump. Seriously. (Originally posted on Facebook 27 Feb 2018)...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 11, 2018:
This is the third of three posts that I had originally put up as notes on Facebook.
Veggie burrito options
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 11, 2018:
I would include soy chorizo, and some lettuce or maybe spinach.
If you could only pick one...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
The absolute deal breakers are smoking, substance abuse, lack of integrity, and use of SSRI anti-depressants. I have learned from experiences (plural used advisedly) that SSRIs literally prevent the formation of true, committed relationships.
Moving Forward After Trump (originally posted on Facebook 25 Nov 2017) Holy Smoking Gun, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I just posted the second note: No, I Don’t Want Trump Gone, Yet. Seriously.
No, I Don’t Want Trump Gone, Yet. Seriously. (Originally posted on Facebook 15 Dec 2017) Yes, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
This is the second of at least three notes that I posted on Facebook and will repost here.
How do you deal with today's pain in this difficult world? I make music. What brings you peace, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I would not necessarily say I do it beautifully, butI make music. Specifically I write protest songs and sing them while accompanying myself on ukulele. If you are interested: http://geo.mccalip.com
WILL KAVANAUGH PROVIDE COVER FOR TRUMP? NY times [nyti.ms]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
In any case before the Supreme Court involving Trump, any of the Justices he appointed should recuse themselves due to conflict of interest.
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.
So, I was at a book club. It is an atheist/Christian book club. We discuss an atheist book one month...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
That was one of the big reasons Jimmy Carter left his church. So you and I are not alone on this.
Who is your favorite guitarist?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
I've had the pleasure of hearing a number of great guitar players in person. It would be difficult to think of one more influential than Merle Travis (with the possible exception of Chet Atkins). Doc Watson definitely earned his status a legendary bluegrass picker. Leo Kottke, Laurence Juber, Pepino d'Agustino, and Pierre Bensusan are/were amazing. There are plenty of others that I am forgetting. As far as the most amazing technical playing I have ever seen, that would be Musashi Suzuki (look him up). But my personal favorite is probably Richard Thompson.
Mental health screenings will now be required for a medical marijuana license in Oklahoma. Fine, but...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
So, let me get this straight. Okies who smoke weed legally will be the sanest people in the state? Sounds about right.
Whipped cream from chickpeas ://youtu.be/Tm3SWdTblgI
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
Add a teaspoon of vanilla.
I found a brilliant post, it says EXACTLY what I think. I'm just passing it along. Hope ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
This is a great statement. Unfortunately it has a few typos. Here is a cleaner copy: "I am unconcerned that we have different politics. I do not think less of you because you voted one way and I voted another. We need people to vote and the candidate we select is not always going to win. It is hoped that we will have someone who is competent enough to run our country. That didn’t happen in the last election. We got a thin-skinned egomaniac who has never been held accountable for any atrocities he has committed. Let me be clear. I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled man in front of a crowd and you still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and you cheered for him. I think less of you because of your willingness to support someone who openly admires dictators and demonizes the press and anyone who criticizes him. I think less of you because you heard him advocate for war crimes and you still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and you thought that was okay. I think less of you because you’ve seen his appointees systematically destroy legal protections and loot the tax payers and you are ok with that. You watched, along with the rest of the nation, as he separated families and locked innocent children in dog cages and you were not horrified as the rest of us were. You refuse to accept the fact that this man wants to work with dictators but has alienated our long standing allies. I think less of you because you refuse to review the facts and accept that this man is lying to you on a daily basis. It isn’t your politics I find repulsive. It is your willingness to support racism, sexism, misogyny, and cruelty that I find repulsive. You supported a tyrant and bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forgive or forget. Your lack of morals and basic humanity are devastating to me. There are some things I can never be civil about: concentration camps, genocide, white supremacy, misogyny, harm to children, mass trauma, state violence, rising fascism, to name a few. There is NO civil discussion with someone who agrees with putting children in dog cages. So, no...you and I will never be “coming together” to move forward or whatever. Trump literally disgusts me and I hate the sound of his voice spewing hate and diving the country but, the fact that he doesn’t disgust you is something that is going to stick with me long after this presidency. You have shown me who you really are and the fact that you still support this monster and rush to justify everything he does makes me feel that we have nothing to discuss.”
Collusion Coat
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
He only did that on days ending in "y".
You're Most Likely on a Watch List if.....
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
If you are a decent human being.
Sexual Compatibility - How better to phrase it?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
Drive will vary over time due to a number of factors. I believe commitment is much more important over the long term than compatible drive levels.
Creation Science 101 Very funny, clever and telling song by Roy Zimmerman. [youtube.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2018:
Brilliant songwriter and performer. Kudos also to his wife, Melanie, who co-writes many of his songs. Happy to say I have known them for decades and they are both really good people.
Hell to the NO! [outdooralliance.org]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 7, 2018:
TL;DR: NO!!! Longer answer: I move we table this idea until the third Thursday after hell freezes over for the thirteenth time. Alternatively, Sen. Mike Lee can take his proposal, print it out on large grit sand paper, fold it five ways and put it where the sun doesn't shine (assuming there is enough room in there with his head). I would say how I really feel about this but there might be ladies reading these comments.
Favorite Desserts
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 7, 2018:
Pineapple cream pie. It still is.
Friends on the "other side"...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 7, 2018:
I expect anyone I date to have intelligence and integrity. In other words, no way would I ever consider dating a Trump supporter.
Read this first! Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! C'mon in! Want to introduce yourself? Here is ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 6, 2018:
Hello, everyone. I'm Geo. (pronounced George, but it is abbreviated on almost everything). I live in Long Beach and thoroughly enjoy it here. There is plenty happening, especially music. I host an open mic every Wednesday evening and would welcome any, or all, of you to come down some time.
I didn't understand the whole "Make America great again" thing. I mean we were the greatest country ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
I agree that in many ways America hasn't been the best country to live in for a long time. However, it has been the leader in world trade and economics. Trump is blowing that by bailing on the G7 (now G6+1), and talking about withdrawing from the WTO. The US has also been the most powerful nation in the world, not one that kowtows to Putin and the Russians, kisses up to the two bit tin pot dictator of North Korea, or is so insecure that it meeds a major military parade in Washington D.C. Three guesses who is blowing that. The first two don't count.
81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. Religious scholar Reza Aslan posits that President...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
The Evangelical support for Trump is starting to fade. At their latest convention the Southern Baptists actually voted to start moving away from the Republican Party.
81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. Religious scholar Reza Aslan posits that President...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
The "moral majority" (which was neither) sided with the Republicans because the Democrats would not let them have tax exemptions for their private (white, racist) schools. Racism has been a driving force behind the Republican-Evangelical alliance since day one. Understanding that explains a lot about why Trump is their man.
HAhahahaha
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
Latest update: The ceiling in Jesus' office has had to be reinforced.
I love the “What If’s”. What if, everyone waited to be married before having sex? How do you ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2018:
For starts, it would be a lot less populated.
So after reading some comments on an FB post, I became very curious. I hope to keep this post ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2018:
I was circumcised as a baby. I seriously doubt I would have it done now if I had the choice, unless there was a valid medical reason.
Wheeeee oh well
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2018:
Way too true.
I hope this is okay to post. I would really love feedback on a cover I did. I want to be able to ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2018:
I've been hosting an open mic for just over threes years, including running the sound. We get some pretty amazing talent showing up at open mics in Long Beach. One evening a friend who records and tours for Sony in South America stopped by and did two songs. I mentioned that to someone who had been in the audience and she asked which performer it was. I said, "You tell me." She replied that it could have been any one of half a dozen people. I'm giving you that background so you will know where I am coming from. In my experience, singers who are unsure of themselves tend to use vocal reverb as a crutch. I know I used to. I don't encourage that for live performances, and tend to run my mixes at the open mic dry. Once a singer really learns how to sing without reverb, it might be ok to add it back in, but only in a very measured amount. I would very much like to hear this with no vocal reverb. You have the voice to pull it off, and without the reverb to rely on, I believe you would give an even more soulful rendition. Great job. Keep up the good work. P.S. If you are ever in the Long Beach area on a Wednesday night you are more than welcome at my open mic.
When someone in the office sneezes, I automatically say "God Bless You" and then feel uncomfortable....
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2018:
"God bless you" originated during the time of the plague. Sneezing was a sign of a weak immune system and meant there was a probability the person would be dead soon. "God bless you" was a way of wishing them well in the afterlife; it was almost a curse.
The Supreme Court rulings that have come down the last few days have been so frustrating to me. ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
In the mean time, as we wait for Mueller and the midterm elections, here is something to hopefully brighten your day.
What is The root cause of Conspiracy Thinking?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 27, 2018:
I would say that there are two causes: The first is when the official version does not match the facts. A Perfect example is The Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of JFK. The CIA actually used the term "conspiracy theorists" to ridicule anyone who questioned the official version of what happened. Of course, the US Congress has since denounced the Warren Commission's Report and the lone gunman theory. The second is when the subject feels powerless and finds it easier to just blame "them," whoever they are. A good example is the deep state theory being flung around by the right wing. If you take the time to listen to what they are saying, you will discover more internal inconsistencies than in any four books of the Christian Bible. Sometimes it takes a generation or more to determine if something comes under the first or second cause. Again, the Warren Report is an excellent example. I believe that time will prove the 9/11 Commission Report to be one of the great conspiracy theories in the history of our country. There are just too many facts and too much evidence that does not match the official version.
The Supreme Court rulings that have come down the last few days have been so frustrating to me. ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
If there is proof of actual ballot count tampering (and I have reason to believe there is), the next President needs to declare that Trump's election was a fraud. Anything resulting from a fraud is null and void. That would include all of his Cabinet appointees, and any and all of their actions. It would also include all of his judicial appointments up to and including Gorsuch.
So.. Ummmm... If you don’t mind my asking, what are your names? I know some of your names for ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
I'm Geo. (pronounced George, but abbreviated on everything). Just joined and happy to meet the people here.
So what is your most hated song of alltime? The one that you have heard so many times that you just ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Ain't No Sunshine When She'e Gone. I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, ad nauseum.
Confession of an Anti-GMO Activist - WSJ
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Please get your facts straight. There is a distinct difference between hybrids and GMOs. Hybrids occur naturally, although humans may speed the process with selective breeding. GMOs only occur when genetic material from one species is artificially inserted into the genes of a completely different species. This can even go so far as to insert genetic material from an animal into the genes of a plant, or vice versa. That has not been going on for hundreds of years, much less thousands. Using hybrids to justify GMOs is like using fireworks to justify atomic bombs. Facts, people. They matter.
Has Evangelical Christianity Become Sociopathic? | HuffPost
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
I did see one sign of hope recently. The Southern Baptist Convention has actually started to distance itself from the Republican Party. They are also starting to discuss the possibility of women in leadership roles. This may not seem like much, but it signals a sea change in American politics, and hopefully a less sociopathic approach by the Southern Baptists.
God(s) real or fake?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
There are thousands of gods that have been recognized as such by various people around the world and throughout history. Pick one, any one, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter which one you chose, well over half the people in the world will tell you that particular god is fake. Do the math.
I need objective opinions: I recently started wood carving and I'm giving it some serious thought as...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Yes, if you find the right market.
Stuck in a sheep jam in a village in Italy today. Is this still a thing where you live?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
No, but we had an interesting jam here today. Since it made national news you may have heard that two firemen were shot while fighting a fire here in Long Beach this morning (25 June). I woke up to sirens, sirens, and more sirens, for about 15 minutes, followed by helicopters overhead for well over an hour. When I looked out my balcony door I could see that firetrucks were lined up the whole block on my side of the street, and police cars (once the firetrucks moved I found out they were Sheriff's cars) were lined up on the other side of the street. They were all facing the hospital across the street. Apparently they were standing vigil for the injured fireman, as they all left shortly after he was released. I can only imagine the impact on traffic that Captain Dave Rosa's funeral will have, with first responders from all over the state attending. Please do not take this as a complaint. IMHO firefighters are true heroes and deserve every bit of respect that we can show them. I'd gladly sit through a sheep jam rather than lose a good man like Captain Rosa.

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