COFH Morning Reads for Friday, November 23, 2018

Hope everyone enjoyed food, family, and friends yesterday.

Now there’s this game tomorrow. Just a little Clean Old-Fashioned Hate to go with your turkey leftovers. Enjoy.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

We actually watched this 45 year old episode on DVD yesterday. Along with all the turkey, ham and everything that goes with this holiday. Stories of Snoopy and Peanuts from our childhood and looking forward to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in a couple of weeks, right? Linus rocks, by the way.
But now we see an article like this? Draw your own conclusions…
https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2018/11/22/charlie-brown-thanksgiving-racist-franklin-scene/

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

Mom always said that you’ll find what you’re looking for if you just try hard enough.

bethebalance
bethebalance

There have been detailed stories out on how Franklin even became to be included in the cast of characters. To memory, Schultz did it at the request of a woman who saw the show as generally -um- not reflective of the populace as it could be.
So what? The art reflects reality. People can watch or not. You’re obviously OK with watching. Are you not OK with people not watching?

Noway2016
Noway2016

I fully expect these “offensive” statues to be defaced by tomorrow!
http://vanderkrogt.net/statues/object.php?webpage=ST&record=usmn40

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Liberal race- baiting, self- righteous jerks…is that about right?

chamblee54
chamblee54

There are a lot of overblown stories from @Greg_Palast about the GA election.
https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/the-problem-with-greg-palast/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

They’re getting much more attention than they deserve.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Saudi’s, financiers of Pakistan’s secret building of the first “Sunni bomb”, have been secretly negotiating an upwards of $80B nuclear deal with the US for nuclear power plant designs for the Kingdom. MBS earlier this year said that if Iran “developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible.” A sticking point is whether the deal would include a ban on Saudi production of nuclear fuel even though nuclear power plant fuel could be purchased cheaper abroad. MBS, who has been overseeing the negotiations, said he wouldn’t sign an agreement that would allow UN inspectors to… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Dear Lord. The nuclear holocaust is gonna start because one of MBS’ idiot cousins is gonna accidentally shoot off a bomb to impress a couple of Instagram models

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Iran is using the Obama centrifuges and the $150 billion. Yep the libs helped this situation. Obama “Why can the US have nukes and no one else?” It is not right. We are not special. We all should disarm or all have them. Why can’t we all get along?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The comment you attribute to Obama would be about nuclear power.

Trump suggests other non-nuclear weapon nations should have nuclear weapons: “You have so many countries already — China, Pakistan, you have so many countries, Russia — you have so many countries right now that have them. Now, wouldn’t you rather, in a certain sense, have Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea has nuclear weapons?”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-japan-south-korea-might-need-nuclear-weapons/

Will Durant
Will Durant

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/national-climate-assessment-black-friday/576589/ On Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, the federal government published a massive and dire new report on climate change. The report warns, repeatedly and directly, that climate change could soon imperil the American way of life, transforming every region of the country, imposing frustrating costs on the economy, and harming the health of virtually every citizen. Most significantly, the National Climate Assessment—which is endorsed by NASA, NOAA, the Department of Defense, and 10 other federal scientific agencies—contradicts nearly every position taken on the issue by President Donald Trump.… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There’s some risk that human activities on the planet could extinguish humans. We’re clearly on a path toward serious and perhaps permanent impoverishment.

Anyone that thinks the chances that people can find and travel to another planet only a shread as good as this one is for us ahead of the impoverishment course we’re on now iss delusional.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You are right, we will not find another planet like this one. Just clean the darn thing up. Science and technology. Adapt. You cant control the climate. Way too many factors. Electing socialists will only make it worse. Just look at any country they control.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

What climate panic hysteria…its tiresome…. Why not worry about something worth worrying about? I trust this article more than the climate change goobers. Use technology, clean up the pollution and do it in an economically friendly way. Don’t ruin your economy. Its not needed. Liberal hand wringing doesn’t count. Its mostly pseudo science or junk science. The climate is always changing but has been the docile the last 8000 years than any time in the history of the earth. It has allowed 7.5 billion people on the planet to thrive. Thank the Lord for the warming and ice age cycles.… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

So DTM is labeling 97% of the world’s peer reviewed climate scientists’ work as “mostly pseudo science or junk science.”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Simply showing those fires in the link as proof of global warming or climate change is a fraud and a joke. Fires are as much a part of nature as anything much less rainfall.

Go build 1000 homes in a dried out canyon where fools wont clear out the forests and underbrush and I will show you a problem. So electing a liberal politician will reduce naturally occuring droughts? Only a fool would fall for that… that is junk science at best.

Without the houses on the sides of the mountains, no one would give a rat’s behind.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Kudos in projecting like Trump does: “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?” Trump tweet. Trump’s comments as projection provide insight: More projection from TGM: “”The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t care how many lives the ruin. These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

Using current weather to disprove climate theories is at best, ignorant. If President Trump claimed a bumble bee disproves gravitational theory then I suppose you would quit flying in airplanes?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Gravity is over-rated. And I’ve heard very bad things about Isaac Newton. He is doing a terrible job. MUST BOYCOTT APPLES!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

A perfect example of liberal policies causing disasters. French riots… Gas prices rising there while they are falling worldwide. Liberal economic policies and disasters…

https://news.sky.com/story/tear-gas-fired-at-furious-protesters-in-france-11561900

Noway2016
Noway2016

Didn’t see this result coming. Phil beat Tiger! 9 mil! Wow! Tiger has to be a little ticked. And Phil? Gotta be stoked!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Fun fact for Trumpers: “It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if it is why … are so are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking.” The reality of everyone else: “When the Supreme Court hears a case, it is more likely to overturn it than not. It does so about two-thirds of the time. In the last term, the Supreme Court overturned 100 percent of the decisions of the 1st Circuit… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Trump was right again!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Bob Woodward said the current president has a defining characteristic. It applies to many more than Trump.. “In the foreign policy areas, the handling of North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, all of the immigration issues, all of the trade issues, I was able to excavate and find out actually what happened. This is the pattern — he won’t face what’s real. I think the key in examining Trump is actually what will he do when people present him with facts? For instance, it sounds a little esoteric, but the World Trade Organization, which the United States is a member… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Was searching for the title of a book I was discussing on Thanksgiving, and I found this article, which was written by the author of said book. It basically aligned with my argument that President Trump is similar in temperament to a historical German rulee (no not that one).

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-happens-when-a-bad-tempered-distractible-doofus-runs-an-empire

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Good link. I enjoy history. “I spent six years writing my book about Wilhelm and his cousins, King George V, of England, and Tsar Nicholas II, and the Kaiser’s egotism and eccentricity made him by far the most entertaining of the three to write about. After a while, though, living with Wilhelm—as you do when you write about another person over a long period—became onerous. It was dispiriting, even oppressive, to spend so much time around someone who never learned, and never changed.” Speaking of history, I today finished Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Leadership in Turbulent Times”. I… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Speaking of history, there to me are parallels between Trump’s election and the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act as seminal events. The Act shattered the Missouri Compromise and energizing and bringing together disparates in forming the Republican Party.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Welcome to one of my third grade field trips, Ripon Wisconsin.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republican-party-founded

bethebalance
bethebalance

Interesting. Probably a campaign finance violation ;?
(that punctuation mark is my officially licensed indication of snark)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Trump administration pushed the national 4-H youth organization to withdraw a policy welcoming LGBT members that helped lead to the ouster of Iowa’s top 4-H leader earlier this year, a Des Moines Register investigation found. The international youth organization, with more than 6 million members, introduced the new guidance to ensure LGBT members felt protected by their local 4-H program. Within days of the LGBT guidance’s publication, Sonny Perdue’s chief of staff requested that it be rescinded.

Perdue doin’ Georgia proud: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2018/11/18/4-h-transgender-lgbt-iowa-john-paul-chaisson-cardenas-iowa-state-university-civil-rights/1572199002/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Thanksgiving week is over. Trump did much of what Trump usually does:. The holiday week highlights include politicizing the military; discrediting national security and intelligence agencies; attacking the judicial system and judges as hacks, and specifically Chief Justice Roberts when Roberts disagreed; and making clear that anyone waving a big enough wad of money in front of him can get away with murder. I’m thankful for the President’s articulation of Trump party values. And Trump? “What are you most thankful for, Mr. President?” “For having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in the country. This country… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

In our new spirit of civility, to counter David here’s post aboutTrump, I’d ask DTM to repost his earlier list of The Great Man’s lengthy list of Promises Kept! America needs to be kept in the loop!!!!

Will Durant
Will Durant

It wasn’t his list. It was plagiarized. And like the man himself full of exaggerations and lies anyway.

Noway2016
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump campaign worker Papadopoulos isn’t laughing.

Thanks for the reminder to the commentariat that lying about matters under investigation and jail time are laughing matters to you.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Do you think he’ll be clanking his tin cup along the bars demanding more “humane” conditions during this, ummm, errrr…prolonged stay?! Lol!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Wide-eyed grandchild bouncing on the knee of Collusion Hoax Prosecutor. What is the thing you’re most pround of during your career, pa-Paw?? Capone, Bulger, Sammy the Bull???? No, Sonny, my big score, that slammed that jail door!? Pappandropolous!!!! LMMFAO!!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ol’ Noway been doing some cogitatin’ over this holiday weekend. And the question is this: if Capitalism sucks and Socialism is the answer, why is the Mob Caravan not heading to Venezuella? It’s less than half the distance?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Please, help.
I’m trying to say only nicer things during the holiday season.

Got it: If such cogitation could develop the question, surely such cogitation could answer it.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Oh I know the true answer. I was hoping for yours.

Will Durant
Will Durant

No, you were hoping to antagonize yet again with false labels and equivalencies.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Do YOU wanna take a stab at answering my question, William?

Will Durant
Will Durant

I’ve never maintained that capitalism sucks, but you automatically label anyone who doesn’t agree with your every utterance as an enemy. I refuse to play that game.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Head over to YouTube and watch John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through The Night…” Rationalize is a wonderful thing! Lol!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Of course you knew the answer you wanted to hear.
But you don’t truly want to hear mine, except so you could then post your “answer”.
Which I think is the definition of trolling.
Regardless, my feeling is that you have an answer, and you don’t care to really hear or listen to the response (i.e. have an actual dialogue), then don’t ask the question.
Just make your statement, straightforwardly. Ask and answer yourself- don’t troll around the issue.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Me? I think a blend is best.