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  1. 2 hours ago, GoBirds said:

    Glad this ridiculous behavior is being exposed as well as the double standard held by those on the left.........anything Trump gets hysterical response vs stuff like this and Berkeley downplayed by many of the same. 

    Agree to disagree.

    But I do like how you equate the actions of a drunk woman and a hot-head college student with those of the President. 

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  2. 14 minutes ago, squistion said:


    Student criticizes dress code after being told she can't wear "Make America Great Again" hat to school

    A Northern California high school student criticized her school district's dress code after she was told she couldn't wear a hat featuring a well-known Trump campaign slogan to school, CBS affiliate KGPE-TV reports. Her school district said its dress code prohibits most hats, not just ones that say "Make America Great Again."

    Maddie Mueller, a senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, wanted to wear her "Make America Great Again" hat on Wednesday. She said she was told that she couldn't wear it.

    Mueller criticized the decision. "How does being a patriot and trying to show pride in your country, how is that inappropriate?" she told KGPE-TV.

    A spokeswoman for the Clovis Unified School District defended its dress code. "Bottom line for us, our dress code is really about allowing our kids to come to school, to feel safe at school, to feel supported at school and to be free of distractions so they can focus on learning," Kelly Avants told KGPE-TV.

    Avants told Yahoo Lifestyle that only hats featuring the school's logo or solid school colors are allowed. Mueller told KGPE-TV she asked if she could wear a Trump hat with the school's colors on it and was told that she couldn't.

    Mueller also opposed that decision. "To my knowledge, Trump is not a logo," she told the station. "It's a last name. It's just our president. You can't really claim that our president is a logo, a sports team. It's not affiliating with any gang."

    The student said she has worn to school T-shirts featuring the phrase "Build the wall." The phrase refers to President Trump's campaign promise to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that was at the center of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history and a national emergency declaration that's being contested in the courts.

    "I'm not really caring if I'm offending anybody," Mueller said. "I'm just showing support for the president and what I believe."

    That’s ridiculous.

    Clovis isn’t “Northern California”.

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  3. 45 minutes ago, krista4 said:

    19.  I Want To Hold Your Hand (single, 1963)

    Beatles version:  Spotify  YouTube

    "I Want To Hold Your Hand" knocked "She Loves You" off the top spot on the UK charts, selling over a million copies in advance of its release!  While Beatlemania was in full swing in the UK, it hadn't blossomed much yet in the US.  Maybe everybody knows the background of this song, but in case someone wandered into the thread from Mars or Mississippi...  An interview with the Beatles and story about their UK success was aired on CBS News on December 10, 1963, and a teenager viewer named Marsha Albert wrote to Carroll James, a DJ in DC, asking him to play something from the Beatles.  James secured a copy of the song in advance of its official release and asked Albert onto the show to introduce it, which she did with the now-famous words, "Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time on the air in the United States, here are The Beatles singing 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.'"  Soon the song was being played by DJs around the country, and Capitol advanced its release to accommodate the overwhelming response, selling over a million copies in ten days.  It quickly became the first Beatles song to hit #1 in the US, coincidentally being replaced by "She Loves You" after a seven-week run.  

    It's hard to imagine now how monumental it was at that time for a British band to maintain this kind of presence on the US charts, but it just didn't happen before that.  Even for the Beatles, three singles - "Please Please Me," "From Me To You," and "She Loves You" - had previously been released mostly to yawns.  The Beatles were in the midst of their Paris shows when word came in that they had hit #1 in the US, and Paul said they all jumped on Mal Evans and tried to ride him around the hotel room while, as Ringo described it, they “all just started acting like people from Texas, hollering and shouting ‘Yahoo!’”  A US tour was quickly organized, including the iconic first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show that had more than 73 million viewers!  There were only like 73.5 million people in the US at that time, meaning more than 99% of Americans were watching, including infants and prisoners.  Sure, I totally made that up.  But holy hell, 73 million was a lot of viewers in 1963.

    As their works tended to be at the time, this was a true collaboration between Paul and John - "eyeball to eyeball" as they termed it.  It was so well-crafted by the first time they brought it into the studio that Geoff Emerick thought to himself how much time they must have put into writing and rehearsing it, and though they made 17 takes, the Beatles were on point from the very beginning, sounding polished and confident.  George even laid down his guitar licks to everyone's immediate delight.  Emerick described the atmosphere during this recording as joyous, such as when they recorded the handclaps:  "As I watched the four Beatles gathered around a single mic, clowning around as they added the part, it was apparent to me how much fun they were having, how much they loved doing what they were doing."  

    That intoxicating energy exudes from this song, as does the dollop of confidence they'd gain with their success in the UK market.  The song is best enjoyed for me as just a "feel," to get swept up in the excitement and fever and not think about it too deeply.  But since I am still me, I'll note a few things I particularly love.  Like several of my highly ranked songs, it starts with an infectious hook and then builds excitement, though this one is unusual in that respect; though it's hard to imagine not knowing what happens after those opening guitar licks, for just a second try to put yourself in the place of someone who's never heard this song before.  Where is it going?  How do I dance to this?  It's only ~5-6 seconds in that the song starts to resolve itself and give you an idea where it's going.  Like "She Loves You," it gives me the feeling of having been plopped into the middle of something wondrous that I don't yet quite understand.

    The verses then start out normally enough, with some melodic unison singing punctuated by fun handclaps, until we get to that last line, where suddenly there's a break into an extremely high harmony for "I want to hold your hand," followed by - oh my god it's another reference to a drum fill but here we go - a phenomenal little drum fill.  Things turn normal again for most of a line in unison, whew, until again the vocal breaks into an unexpected harmony that descends in a staggered pattern.  What just happened here?  I don't know.  Luckily, we then go into a mellow bridge, and all is right with the world until oh my god there are those harmonies again and they're getting kind of loud and aggressively ascending and why are they shouting "I get high!" at me??  Relax, they're actually saying, "I can't hide," though Bob Dylan misheard those lyrics as "I get high" until the Beatles corrected him.  (I did not make that part up.)  Then we settle back into some verses and another bridge and everything goes fine because the harmonies are more consistent and we get to that "ha-a-a-a-a-and" part that all seems perfectly normal and is in waltz time and so no, mom, they are not bad boys, they are nice because look they are in suits and flicking their heads around cutely and that was 3/4 time and so you see this is all perfectly safe and you needn't worry and screeeeaam shrieeeeeek I'm gonna die if I can't make babies with them RIGHT NOW.  

    Mr. krista:  "That’s a song that has gone up in my estimation. I love the chords that open it. I’m not 100% sure the rest of the song lives up to it, since it seems like something overwhelming is going to happen but it’s just 'I want to hold your hand.'  I feel like that’s a substitute phrase for something desperate and full of pathos."

    Suggested cover:  Al Green

    Well done, Krista.

    Have a blessed day.

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  4. 31 minutes ago, Reg Lllama of Brixton said:




    • Trump’s real-estate company tried to avoid renting apartments to African-Americans in the 1970s and gave preferential treatment to whites, according to the federal government.
    • Trump treated black employees at his casinos differently from whites, according to multiple sources. A former hotel executive said Trump criticized a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks.”
    • In 1989, Trump took out ads in New York newspapers urging the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a white woman in Central Park; he argued they were guilty as late as October 2016, more than 10 years after DNA evidence had exonerated them.
    • In 1989, on NBC, Trump said: “I think sometimes a black may think they don’t have an advantage or this and that. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage.”
    • He began his 2016 presidential campaign with a speech disparaging Mexican immigrants as criminals and “rapists.”
    • He uses the gang MS-13 to disparage all immigrants. Among many other statements, he has suggested that Obama’s protection of the Dreamers — otherwise law-abiding immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children — contributed to the spread of MS-13.
    • In December 2015, Trump called for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” including refusing to readmit Muslim-American citizens who were outside of the country at the time.
    • Trump said a federal judge hearing a case about Trump University was biased because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.
    • In June 2017, Trump said 15,000 recent immigrants from Haiti “all have AIDS” and that 40,000 Nigerians, once seeing the United States, would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.
    • He spent years suggesting that the nation’s first black president was born not in the United States but in Kenya, a lie that Trump still has not acknowledged as such.
    • Trump called Obama (who was editor in chief of the Harvard Law Review) “a terrible student, terrible.”
    • Trump frequently claimed that Obama did not work hard as president.
    • Trump falsely claimed that President Obama “issued a statement for Kwanzaa but failed to issue one for Christmas.”
    • He often casts heavily black American cities as dystopian war zones. In a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton, Trump said, “Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.” Trump also said to black voters: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs.”
    • He frequently offers false crime statistics to exaggerate urban crime, including about Oakland, Philadelphia and Ferguson, Mo.
    • He is quick to highlight crimes committed by dark-skinned people, sometimes exaggerating or lying about them (such as a claim about growing crime from “radical Islamic terror” in Britain). He is very slow to decry hate crimes committed by whites against dark-skinned people (such as the killing of an Indian man in Kansas last year).
    • He frequently criticizes prominent African-Americans for being unpatriotic, ungrateful and disrespectful.
    • He called Puerto Ricans who criticized his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria “politically motivated ingrates.”
    • He has retweeted white nationalists without apology.
    • He called some of those who marched alongside white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., last August “very fine people.”
    • After David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed him, Trump was reluctant to disavow Duke even when asked directly on television.
    • Trump hired Steve Bannon as his campaign head and later White House chief strategist. Under Bannon’s leadership, the website Breitbart madewhite nationalism a central theme. It featured a section, for example, on “black crime.”
    • Trump endorsed and campaigned for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who spoke positively about slavery and who called for an African-American Muslim member of Congress not to be seated because of his religion.
    • Trump pardoned – and fulsomely praises – Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff sanctioned for racially profiling Latinos and for keeping immigrants in brutal prison conditions.
    • In a White House meeting with a Korean-American intelligence analyst briefing him on Pakistan, Trump wondered aloud why she was not working on North Korea policy.
    • Trump once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as “Miss Housekeeping.”
    • At a June 2016 campaign rally, Trump pointed to one attendee and said: “Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him.”


    2 minutes ago, knowledge dropper said:


    Back to thread killing under a new alias?  Don’t you ever wonder if there is more to life than being a PSF load?  Sad.  


  5. 5 minutes ago, JuniorNB said:

    I hope we get the three jailed Americans back from North Korea. I hope the economy does well.  I hope North Korea denuclearizes. You can debate all you want how much that represents Trump being successful, but I want it regardless. Hell, give him the Nobel Peace Prize if it makes you feel better.  I also hope the shady, disgusting, lying criminal ends up impeached and in jail. 

     I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. 

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