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DominicCobb said:

I don’t mind the look of skinny jeans but most time they’re far too tight, and extremely uncomfortable. I did try on a pair recently that actually felt really nice, but the pockets were so small, it was like they forgot they were supposed to be men’s pants. Maybe one day I’ll find a good pair, but until then I guess I’ll have to put myself on team anti-skinny jeans.

I agree with every word of this.

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Penultimate Movie Seen

The dictionary shall resolve this issue. Now, what is the definition of seen, according to the New Oxford American (so, no colour) Dictionary?

past participle of see.

And the definition of see is…

1 perceive with the eyes; discern visually: in the distance she could see the blue sea | [no object] : Andrew couldn’t see out of his left eye | figurative : I can’t see into the future.
• [with clause] be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source: I see from your appraisal report that you have asked for training.
be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch: I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic.
• visit (a place) for the first time: see Alaska in style.
• [in imperative] refer to (a specified source) for further information (used as a direction in a text): elements are usually classified as metals or non-metals (see chapter 11).
• experience or witness (an event or situation): I shall not live to see it | [with object and complement] : I can’t bear to see you so unhappy.
• be the time or setting of (something): the 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution.
• observe without being able to affect: they see their rights being taken away.
• (see something in) find good or attractive qualities in (someone): I don’t know what I see in you.

And what is a past participle?

noun Grammar
the form of a verb, typically ending in -ed in English, that is used in forming perfect and passive tenses and sometimes as an adjective, e.g., looked in have you looked? and lost in lost property.

The perfect tense requires that an action both start in the past and end in the past or to have been “completely done.” Whether the mere seeing of part of the movie means that the action is completely done is open to interpretation.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Rocket Man makes a reappearance. And so does the possibility of total thermonuclear destruction.

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy.

The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks on the United States’ enemies — especially North Korea and Iran — Trump was bellicose and direct. In those moments, he sounded a lot like his Twitter feed.

Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and accused him of being on a “suicide mission for himself and for his regime.” The president promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if it attacked the United States or its allies.

He hinted that he would soon pull the United States out of the international nuclear deal with Tehran, a move that would unnerve U.S. allies who are also parties to it.

“That deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you have heard the last of it,” he said. “Believe me.”

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Stephen Colbert had the idea to invite Sean Spicer up on stage at the Emmys on Sunday night. He and his producers knew there would be blowback. And there’s been a whole lot.

But Colbert thought it would be funny and surprising, and that’s what mattered most.

Spicer scored points for comedy but sparked a raging debate: Should Colbert and the Emmys have given Spicer a platform to rehabilitate an image so badly tarnished by his brief stint working as President Trump’s spokesman?

Was Spicer “in on the joke?” Was he essentially admitting to lying to the American people from behind the White House podium?

As the debate went on late Sunday night, Colbert was celebrating his first gig hosting the Emmys at a late-night party in Los Angeles. Spicer was there too, taking selfies with celebrities and gawkers. He seemed to revel in the attention.

Spicer resigned from his job as White House press secretary in July and formally left the administration in August. Now he is hitting the speaker circuit, landing consulting gigs and looking for a potential TV commentator job. He will be a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

So this happened.

Spicer wheeled onto the stage behind a mobile podium — a la “SNL” impersonator Melissa McCarthy — and joked about the Emmys having its biggest audience ever. The reference to his dubious claim about the crowd size at Trump’s inaugural struck some on social media as not the sort of thing that should be joked about.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

This afternoon in Trumpworld:

President Donald Trump has retweeted an animated gif showing him hitting a golf ball at his 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton and knocking her to the ground.

In another post sent in a Sunday morning flury of tweets he mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “rocket man.”

“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!,” the president tweet.

In other messages Trump retweeted a Bloomberg story reporting he may be worth as much as $2 billion to Twitter, and boasted of America’s growing military and economic might.

Democrats and Republicans critcized Trump’s Clinton retweet, in which footage was spliced together of Trump striking a golf ball and Clinton falling over, made to appear as though the ball had struck the former secretary of state.

Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary

And this is from ten years ago, but still worth noting:

This is a letter Trump sent us in 2007. He was upset about an article on Trump University, later threatened to sue:

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thejediknighthusezni said:

chyron8472 said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.)

So what you’re saying is: people who don’t like the music that you like are not normal; people in a certain region who don’t appreciate the things you perceive people in that region should appreciate are not normal.

People who play D&D are not normal. People who dress up in funny costumes and go to conventions to hang out with other people in funny costumes are not normal. People who do not dress how you would have them dress are not normal. People who are not politically conservative are not normal. …and people who belittle others in a Politics thread on a Star Wars forum are not normal. Wait what?

You, sir, are not normal.

And I would say that your assertion that only normal people are pleasant and decent, while saying eccentric gay people are not by default, just speaks to your narrow view of what is pleasant and decent. Especially because you are being neither pleasant nor decent.

The Bible does say that the Fruit borne of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Such things are ideal, but we live in a fallen sinful world, with hurting people, who all have their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. You are no measure by which to judge how “normal” said hurting sinful people (including myself) do or do not match up to that ideal. Especially when American culture in general is extremely selfish and doesn’t place much value in many of those traits.

The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t trust the powerful corporations, and want the government to regulate business while staying out of their personal lives; conservatives don’t trust a powerful government, and want the government to regulate society while staying out of their business activities. People from either viewpoint are equally normal.

I like most all genres of music. I can even find a few raps to appreciate. The Principles are shared by everyone in the Milky Way Galactic Region. I’m a bigot against those Andromadans. Always been curious to play D&D. Always been a fan of All Hallows Eve. Don’t care about gender-bender costumes on consenting adults as long as the parents have an opportunity to keep their kids clear. I actually feel great appreciation, in this ‘RRRRAAAAAAMMMMMMMM it down your throat’ age, for the homosexuals and cross-dressers who take care to keep it in their homes or designated venues (even though that’s THE BAREST MINIMUM anyone has the right to expect) “Honored in the breech thereof.”

Regular Americans are very ABNORMAL. Tragically, CATACLYSMICALLY, those who furiously defy True Law are the norm of modern society. The normal people are EXTREMELY unpleasant and indecent and incessantly belittle those who yearn for what we all know is True.

I don’t know which conservatives you have been speaking to. The one’s I know tend to feel deep distrust and dislike for the characters who run the large corporations(most of whom are, contrary to popular conception, libdem globalist-fascist lefty tools.) The conservatives I know want strongly regulated business. The regular time-tested commercial legal code represents profound regulation. They just oppose lefty trial lawyer led insanity designed to destroy punish and co-opt the private economy for insane political purposes. The conservatives I know don’t want government in personal lives of consenting adults, they want an end to destruction and depravity rammed into the innocent, the underaged, the uninvolved and the nonconsenting. Anyone who has any faith in Big Govmint for any purpose is ignorant to the point of rock stupid. “Government, at it’s very best, is but a necessary evil.”

It is certainly True that Jesus and the Apostles put great emphasis on products of the Spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience… Jesus placed extreme burdens on his missionary clergy the Disciples. Of course they would, they were launching the most radical faith system in history in the face of intense depravity holding all worldly power. Christians could not be antagonizing in their regular day-to-day lives. But these are not the only fruits of the Spirit, and we do not always act in a regular day-to-day manner. Jesus himself whipped the moneychangers, hurled the worst possible curse words and invective at the Pharisees, vowed again and again and again and again that he would hurl the rebellious into eternal agony, commanded Christians to sell their garments if necessary to buy the weapons for bloody defense… Jesus and the apostles commanded castigation, shunning, extreme judgement of all…


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