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Thank you very much for that! nt

PB

Medium Troy's "Run" - Mellow anti-fascist beats from Eugene, Oregon



Yo I say, Run Run Run
Here come the Po Po
And they like to carry guns.
They went and took Left Moon's Arm
They like to cause harm.

I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm

Well, as a child he was a mean one
And now he's got a badge and gun
You know I think he's gonna hurt someone
I think he does it just for fun

Well, as a child he was a mean one
And now he's got a badge and gun
I think he's gonna kill someone
I think he does it just for fun

Yo I say, Run Run Run
Here come the Po Po
And they like to carry guns.
They went and took Left Moon's Arm
They like to cause harm.

I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm

I say Run Run Run

Here comes the Boss Man's angry hoodlums.
Who can't think for themselves cause they're dumb.
We took the bullies and gave them all guns
The World's Biggest Gangs Run on Government Funds


Yo I say, Run Run Run
Here come the Po Po
And they like to carry guns.
They went and took Left Moon's Arm
They like to cause harm.

I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm
I want to see your Fascist State disarm

PB

Have you ever seen this brief presentation by Tom Scott: "Flashmob gone wrong"?



This is so worth the few minutes of your time it takes that it's not even funny. You and everyone else. Because in that talk is the kernel of the power of the internet that we saw on display in this "crowdsleuthing". And while the results are less fatal than the situation described in the video above, they are both situations where awful, awful things can happen...in a flash.

PB

I always felt that through NO fault of their own, the Admins here got kind of a raw deal...

...by affiliating the website so closely to the Democratic party. Well, not the Democratic party of 2000. But who could have foreseen how things would change?

I think the Admins here, and this is just my opinion, know what's going on with the Democratic party and they probably don't like it much either. Do they dislike the situation as much as I do? Probably not.

Meh. But I don't consider them Third Way types, either. They live in a different part of the country, have different backgrounds than I do and I'm sure they see things differently. But I don't think all that different.

What they couldn't have done is foreseen a Democratic Party whose leadership took a nosedive into rightist, Third Way (at best) politics. It puts them in a shitty situation because they still want to be politically relevant on some level- i.e. some connection to the Democratic Party, but how far can they distance themselves from some of the odious policies of same while still tending to that affiliation?

It's a weird situation for us and for the Admins, too.

I'm not sure how much else can be said. I'd love to live in a world where Democratic Underground's administrators spent more time working a populist angle, inviting more leftist personalities to be part of the site (at least in the form of interviews, etc.). But I'm not so sure that's what the admins really want to do with DU. They may, as I think has been kind of made clear, really want to get on with other projects in their life and maybe turning DU into...well...a sort of forum empire of sorts...

Well...maybe that's not what they're interested in doing.

And so things kind of remain how they are.

I hope that makes sense.

PB

No, no. Now stop it. I'm 40. I know if I go snorting German Chocolate cake mix powder that...

...I'll get what the French call "Le Bogey Noir"





PB

Awesome! nt

Thank you for the recipe!

PB

FICTION IS DEAD: Brazilian Rats On Steroids Are The Hot New Puppy



Brazilian Rats On Steroids Are The Hot New Puppy
Apparently the latest craze in Argentina is passing off ferrets which they call “Brazilian rats” as toy poodles. The idea is when the ferret is born they inject it with steroids to beef it up and then crimp its fur like Tiffany so it looks just like a toy poodle puppy. People in Argentina have been buying the Rat “Dogs” thinking they are getting a great deal on a pedigree breed puppy only to be told later by their vet that they have been snuggling the belly of a rodent.






FICTION IS DEAD. STARE INTO THE DEADLIGHTS OF THE REAL.

PB
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