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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Stephen Colbert Talks To Kids About The Election

The Onion: Heroic Police Officer Talks Man Down From Edge Of Purchasing Subway Footlong

Heroic Police Officer Talks Man Down From Edge Of Purchasing Subway Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki


CLEVELAND—Rushing into action as a horrified crowd of onlookers gathered, heroic police officer Craig Stanton reportedly talked a man down Thursday from the edge of purchasing a footlong Subway Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich. “Listen, you don’t have to do this—you have so much more to live for,” said the officer, who throughout the tense 45-minute standoff repeatedly urged the man to step away from the Subway cashier before making a rash decision. “It’s not too late. Put down the sandwich and walk away. Think about your family and friends. There are people out there who love you. They don’t want this for you. Don’t put yourself or them through this hell.” Authorities said they were pleased with the negotiation’s outcome, particularly in light of a tragic and grisly incident last week when they arrived moments too late to prevent a woman from ingesting an entire Subway Meatball Marinara Salad.

After throwing Cruz under the bus, Trump crawls under and basically stabs & poisons him.

Trump On Cruz: ‘I Don’t Think He Has Much Of A Future’ In Politics


Jamie Weinstein
Senior Editor
9:16 PM 05/18/2016

On the night Trump all but clinched the Republican nomination, he spoke magnanimously of the Texas senator.

“You know, we started off with that 17 number and just so you understand Ted Cruz, I don’t know if he likes me or if he doesn’t like me, but he is one hell of a competitor,” Trump said in his victory speech from Trump Tower after winning Indiana’s Republican primary on May 3, forcing Cruz to withdraw from the race. “He is a tough, smart guy and he has got an amazing future,” he added.

But in private, Trump expressed a different view of Cruz’s future, according to a New York Times Magazine profile of Trump and his inner circle. A day before his impressive victory in Indiana, Trump was on his plane watching Fox News pundits discuss Cruz’s political future on television.

“Standing in front of the oversize screen, Trump scoffed: ‘I don’t think he has much of a future,'” the Times reported. Trump’s about face on Cruz’s political future 24-hours later may have been an attempt by the then presumptive GOP nominee to unite the party by coaxing Cruz, whose wife and father Trump harshly criticized during the campaign, into putting the brutal primary behind him and endorsing Trump. If so, Trump’s efforts to get Cruz to jump aboard the Trump Train have not been a tremendous success as of yet.

Berlin, 1979: Frank Zappa tells David Bowie "F*ck you, Captain Tom"

Inside David Bowie's Final Berlin Album 'Lodger'
Bowie took his experiments even further on 1979 LP

Replacing Robert Fripp for this outing was Adrian Belew, poached by Bowie in Berlin when the young guitarist came through town with Frank Zappa's band. "Quite a guitar player you have here, Frank," Bowie said, according to Belew, when Zappa discovered them dining together. "Fuck you, Captain Tom," Zappa responded.


Trump responds to his history with women by deflecting to a Big Dog accuser. Welcome to the GE.

Get ready to relive the Golden Era of the Clintons©.

Every square inch of it.

The concern here is how it's going to play to the cheap seats.


Bill Clinton: Donald Trump Brings Up 1999 Rape Allegation Against Former President During Interview

Trump referred to Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick while discussing a New York Times article about his own history with women during an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

"...without taking Clinton's nomination for granted and alienating passionate backers of Sanders..."

Democrats are faced with a delicate balancing act as long as Sanders remains in the primary race, needing to pivot toward Trump without taking Clinton's nomination for granted and alienating passionate backers of Sanders.

Sparring on Tuesday between the Sanders camp and the Democratic National Committee leader over the Nevada events further threatened party unity less than two months before its national convention in July in Philadelphia.

"Unaddressed, the toxic relationship between DNC @ @SenSanders campaign, so evident last night, could cast dark cloud over Philly convention," David Axelrod, a former top Obama strategist, said on Twitter.

UPHILL BATTLE FACES CLINTON: Despite having an almost unassailable lead in the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination, and with the primary battle heading toward the final contests next month, Clinton will need Sanders supporters on her side in the general election.


Matt Taibbi: R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party

R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party

Donald Trump crushed 16 GOP opponents in one of the most appalling, vicious campaigns in history. His next victim? The entire Republican Party
By Matt Taibbi May 18, 2016


Indianapolis, Indiana, May 3rd, 2016, a little before 8:30 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz strode onstage beneath a gorgeous stained-glass relief in the city's Union Station. The hall was doubling as a swanky bar for an upscale local hotel, and much of the assembled press was both lubricated and impatient. The primary had been called for Donald Trump more than an hour before. What was the holdup?

"God bless the Hoosier State!" Cruz said to whoops and cheers after he finally emerged. He was surrounded by a phalanx of American flags, family members and his gimmick running mate of six and a half days, Carly Fiorina, who stared out at the crowd with her trademark alien-abducted smile.

Cruz glanced back and forth across the room with that odd, neckless, monitor-lizard posture of his. He had to know the import of this moment. Nothing less than the future of the Republican Party had been at stake in the Indiana primary.

A Cruz loss effectively meant ceding control of the once-mighty organization to Trump, a seemingly unrepentant non-Republican more likely to read Penthouse than the National Review.

Reuters breaking: White House says 'difficult to imagine' Obama signing 9/11 Saudi legislation

White House says it is 'difficult to imagine' President Obama signing 9/11 Saudi Arabia damages legislation


Stephen Colbert: Clinton Goes Full '90s Nostalgia

R.I.P. @ 74, Songwriter Guy "Desperados Waiting for a Train" & "L.A. Freeway" Clark.

Songwriter Guy Clark Dead at 74
Grammy winner penned enduring classics such as "Desperados Waiting for a Train" and "L.A. Freeway"


Guy Clark, the Texas troubadour who blended high wit with pure poetry and turned it into timeless, vibrantly visual songs like "Desperados Waiting for a Train" and "L.A Freeway," died today at the age of 74.

In the past few years of his life, Clark, who was born in Mohanans, Texas, in 1941, had been battling failing health, but still remained prolific: his most recent LP, 2013's My Favorite Picture of You, won a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. In it, he told of a particular photograph of his beloved wife, Susanna, who passed away the year prior from lung cancer: "my favorite picture of you is the one where your wings are showing," he sang in his warm, ragged coo. As always, he could see what both was and wasn't there with the clearest of vision.

Clark recalled a youth where an emphasis was placed on inspiration and intellect — his father, who fought in World War II and went on to obtain a law degree, would lead the family through dinnertime poetry readings, making sure his son learned to use what would become his most vital gift: his imagination. There were no television sets at home — Clark turned to literature instead and eventually sports, playing on multiple teams in high school while he learned the ropes of the guitar, an instrument which he would eventually not only master playing but learn to build in the basement of his home in Nashville. He studied not just traditional strumming but was enchanted by Mexican folk and flamenco, sounds that could still be heard on his most recent songs, like "El Coyote."

In 1963, Clark joined the Peace Corps, and, after realizing that he'd rather play music and delve much deeper into the folk tradition than attending college could ever offer him, he moved to Houston. He made a living repairing guitars and playing gigs around town at venues like Oak Water, Liberty Hall, the Jester Lounge and Sand Mountain — it was there he met fellow songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, who went on to carve an equally legendary career until his death in in 1997. Clark and Van Zandt became friends, colleagues and admirers of each other's work throughout their lifetime together, often known as the two most ardent poets of the Texas folk-country tradition: Lyle Lovett once described Clark as the prose-master to Van Zandt's poetry. In Houston, Clark also met Susanna Talley, whom he would later marry.

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