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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 12, 2021, 10:33:02 PM »
I read that the black Capital police officer who was  famously captured on video  tangling with and being chased up a couple of flights of stairs by a white supremacy mob,  was actually luring them away from the senate chamber into an opposite direction   He instinctively deployed the oldest trick in the 'how a black man can escape imminent white mob danger', as outlined in that famous Blazing Saddles sketch. The endangered black man has to throw the mob a bait which appeals to their white supremacy prejudices and their stupidity overwhelms any residues of rational appreciation of the situation,  allowing the black man to  not only single-handedly save democracy but also to live and fight another day.




Nice story (if itís true)

Anything I see Shaun King pushing Iím automatically skeptical

Not that hard to find on the internet:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eugene-goodman-us-capitol-riots-police-officer-senate-chamber/

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2021/01/11/capitol-riots-officer-hailed-hero-drawing-mob-away-senate/6625175002/

And even a Fox affiliate
https://www.fox5dc.com/news/black-us-capitol-police-officer-hailed-as-hero-for-diverting-pro-trump-mob-during-riot

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General discussion / Re: Worst pop song of all time
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:54:32 PM »
Barbie Girl - Aqua

Puttin on the Ritz - Taco

Word Up - Cameo

Anything By Beiber, Bananarama or Katy Perry

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 24, 2020, 01:35:32 AM »
Leslie West, 75, Co-founder of Mountain and one of the greates rock n roll songs - Mississippi Queen


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbP4qf8PjfI

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:09:14 AM »
Biden is only 1775 votes behind Trump in Georgia, he will over take him there.

Never thought I would see Biden be this close never mind win Georgia.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 04, 2020, 05:30:16 AM »
Biden 205 Trump 136. Get in there, Joe!

ABC News  has it  205  to  136
CNN    same as above

Yahoo        has it  223 to 145

Fox News   has it  237 to  210

Won't know till the afternoon of results


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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 04, 2020, 05:22:10 AM »
It really is coming down to PA, MI and WI as expected

The Governor of PA stated according to votes coming in Biden will win PA, won't have the totals till late Thursday or early Friday.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:37:38 AM »
Cue a Trump tirade about Savanna Gunthrie on Twitter in about 70 minutes for asking reasonable questions.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 09, 2020, 08:35:14 PM »
Have not seen The Capture posted on here but it was a decent program, looking forward to season 2.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 09, 2020, 08:32:29 PM »
Is this the most toxic thread on the board? I know we have a few ex pats living there and that's fine, but I fail to see the immediate interests of locals here on a country that really plays no large part in our political lives.

GFA
Brexit
Border
EU Trade Deals (US is Irelands largest exporter partner)
J1 Visas
Green Cards
Medical Research
US companies going back to US reducing jobs (over 100,000 Irish employees)
Investment into local economy by building US company offices/buildings (multi-billion)

All depend on who is in the White House and Congress.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 30, 2020, 05:06:12 PM »
Steelers and Titans game postponed due to Covid
Game rescheduled date TBD

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:26:25 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Great TV / Movie Characters
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:19:47 AM »
TV - Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker  All in the Family

Movie - John Belushi as Jake Blues  The Blues Brothers

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 23, 2020, 03:09:40 PM »
Gayle Sayers, The Kansas Comet, running back for Chicago Bears passed at the age of 77.

If you never seen the movie Brian's Song, watch it!

It is about the relationship between Bear's teammates Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers during the 60's in the turbulent race segregration of the US.
Warning it is a tear jerker.

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