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Born before women could vote, today Ruline cast her ballot for the first woman President.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 01:58 AM (6 replies)

Debate reenactment:

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:18 AM (3 replies)

A Message from Grandma & Grandpa: We've Seen This Before


Grandma and Grandpa are right.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Sep 23, 2016, 12:21 PM (6 replies)


John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again", together, countrypuntal!

Forever Country: Artists of Then, Now, and Forever | CMA

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Sep 21, 2016, 09:24 PM (0 replies)

"A little slop was poured into their long communal trough"

On CNN this morning they were discussing Trump's banning of reporters, such as the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold and others, and they mentioned the notion of other reporters showing solidarity with those banned etc.: CUPP: Well, and, Brian, just as a follow-up to Lynn's excellent point of backing each other up, Trump over the course of this campaign has banned a number of media outlets from press conferences or coverage.

In my ideal world of courage, if you are a similar media outlet, maybe you say then we're not going to cover you either. I know that is wishful thinking in the days of, 'well, if we can get an opportunity that someone else can't', but that, I think, would really send a message that you don't get to silence the press.

If you silence one of us, you silence all of us. And that's the danger that people need to understand when they look at Trump's actions.

Listening to this, I was reminded of one of my favorite passages from the writings of Harry Crews, from which I quote, and it reflects the state of media solidarity for access that I see today. Crews is writing about hog killing time:

. . . so cold the ground was still frozen at ten o'clock in the morning. The air was full of the steaming smell of excrement and the oily, flatulent odor of intestines and the heavy sweetness of blood - in every way a perfect day to slaughter animals. I watched the hogs called to the feed trough just as they were every morning except this morning it was to receive the ax instead of slop.

A little slop was poured into their long communal trough, enough to make them stand still while Uncle Alton or his boy Theron went quietly among them with the ax, using the flat end like a sledgehammer (shells were expensive enough to make a gun out of the question.) He would approach the hog from the rear while it slopped at the trough, and then he would straddle it, one leg on each side, patiently waiting for the hog to raise its snout from the slop to take a breath, showing as it did the wide bristled bone between its ears to the ax.

It never took but one blow, delivered expertly and with consummate skill, and the hog was dead. He then moved with his hammer to the next hog and straddled it. None of the hogs ever seemed to mind that their companions were dropping dead all around them but continued in a single-minded passion to eat. They didn't even mind when another of my cousins (this could be a boy of only eight or nine because it took neither strength nor skill) came right behind the hammer and drew a long razor-honed butcher knife across the throat of the fallen hog. Blood spurted with the still-beating heart, and a live hog would sometimes turn to one that was lying beside it at the trough and stick its snout into the spurting blood and drink a bit just seconds before it had its own head crushed.

Just sayin'.



Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Sep 18, 2016, 04:27 PM (3 replies)

Many people are saying that Gary Johnson's ignorance of Aleppo

Many people are saying that Gary Johnson's ignorance of Aleppo is attracting a lot of Trump voters to Johnson.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 01:28 PM (6 replies)

Wherein Marlin Fitzwater puts Presidential campaign press conferences in context:

Former Presidential press secretary Marlin Fitzwater explains the context of Presidential campaign press conferences.


< 2 minutes


Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:41 PM (3 replies)

Last suspect in clubbing death of Rev. James Reeb has died. No one ever convicted.

Last suspect in clubbing death of Rev. James Reeb has died. No one ever convicted.


. . . Namon O'Neal Hoggle of Selma, Alabama, died Tuesday, according to an obituary released by the funeral handling arrangements for the family. He was 81. A service was scheduled for Thursday.

Hoggle was among three men acquitted in 1965 in the beating death of the Rev. James Reeb of Boston. Reeb's killing was investigated as recently as four years ago by federal authorities, but no one was charged after the initial trial.

Reeb was a Unitarian minister who went to Selma in response to a call for help by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. Reeb was white, and he was attacked by a group of white men after eating in a black-owned restaurant on March 9, 1965.

Reeb, 38, died in a hospital two days later, leaving behind a wife and four children. His death, coupled with other civil rights slayings and the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march, is often credited with helping build momentum for passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
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Honorary pallbearers at Hoggle's funeral included the current Dallas County sheriff and a judge.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Sep 4, 2016, 01:34 AM (3 replies)

Trump surrogate and pastor: I ‘overstated’ my biography

Source: The Hill

A black pastor and vocal supporter of Donald Trump admitted he exaggerated his background Friday night as CNN teases a heated interview to air Saturday morning.

“As a young man starting my church in Greenville, South Carolina, I overstated several details of my biography because I was worried I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a new pastor,” Pastor Mark Burns said in a statement late Friday. "This was wrong. I wasn’t truthful then and I have to take full responsibility for my actions.

“Since that time I should have taken steps to correct any misrepresentations of my background. We all make mistakes, and I hope that the measure of my character and the quality of my works speak for what kind of person I am.”
. . .
CNN is set to air an interview with Burns Saturday morning on "New Day" detailing “multiple inaccuracies in the pastor’s bio, including his service in the U.S. Army Reserves, his education and more.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/294382-trump-surrogate-i-overstated-my-biography

Religious scammers are frequently victims of the truth.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Sep 2, 2016, 09:18 PM (16 replies)
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