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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
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Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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smarmy local television anchors, get off my lawn!

Do they annoy you too ? Holy crap, I don't watch TV very often at all, but when I do, these anchors are like nails on a chalkboard. So damn phony and insincere.

Tropical Storm Ana intensifies as it churns toward the Carolinas


(CNN)Tropical Storm Ana gained strength as it moved toward North and South Carolina early Saturday.

Ana, the first named storm of the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm season, spawned off the coast of Georgia on Thursday.

As of 5 a.m. ET Friday, it was about 105 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Beachgoers and sailors should take Ana seriously. High rip currents could sweep swimmers on the shores of Georgia and South Carolina out to sea. The storm may cause coastal flooding in South Carolina.

KMOD and a raccoon walk into a bar around 5 PM

They both sit down on adjacent stools.

Raccoon to bartender: "I'll have Sex on the Beach, sir. Keep 'em coming"
Bartender: "Ok", shakes head, muttering "I had no idea raccoons liked SOTB".

KMOD to bartender: "I"ll have a Candy Raccoon, sir. Keep my glass filled please".
Bartender: "OK", shakes head, muttering "SOTB, Candy Raccoon, this night is getting weirder by the minute. Now I need a drink".

*Clock behind bar chimes midnight*

Raccoon turns to KMOD, who is just as sloshed as he/she (?) is.

"I'll race you home!"

One thing too many DU'ers forget is this fact....

We on DU are part of the 1% (?) who really pays attention to national and state politics, and actually gives a damn. Enough of a damn to vote SOMEHOW SOME WAY. We are NOT apathetic, at least not as much as most people.

Most voters (who are even registered) aren't that concerned about elections. They are worried about money, their jobs, their families, their health, etc etc etc.. Way down the list comes that horrible word, politics. They aren't paying attention to things on a regular basis.

The result ? The motivated wins elections, and sadly to say, the Republican base is pretty damn motivated. That's just a fact. They vote during off-year elections, and of course during presidential election years too.

If Democrats had wonderful turnout for every state and national election, there would no issues about this. More states would have Democratic governors, Democratic legislatures, and a Democrat would win the national election every time, from what I know of national stats. That's not the case.

well, let's take a hard look at Florida

Republican voting blocs = some of the seniors, social conservatives, wealthy, whites, white males, the politically ignorant, rural areas, less educated, suburban

Democratic voting blocs = the rest of the seniors, socially liberal, non-wealthy, some of the whites, the non-white males, higher educated, urban/big city

Florida has too many in the Republican categories. Before anyone jumps on me, yes, of course, not all seniors/rural/wealthy/etc vote the way I indicated. Of course.

We're a PURPLE state, and we're trending blue very slowly. Of course the "mess" is made by Florida voters. We need all the help the DNC and everyone else can give us. The Republicans are very strong in this state.

comment on KWTV-TV in OKC

Disclaimer: I realize they do what they do for $. I'm not that naive.

That said, their tornado and severe weather coverage is pretty damn outstanding.


early on election night, I did too

Miami-Dade county, which is LOADED with Democrats, was disappointing in turnout, as was Osceola county. I forget which other counties were disappointing. It all comes down, ultimately, to turnout. You can spend $100 billion on a campaign and have the best candidate since FDR, but if the freaking voters don't vote.... you lose.

My governor is Rick Rat Bastard Criminal Scott. Don't tell me I deserve to suffer....

I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE ASSHOLE, and neither did other Democrats and some independents and maybe some Republicans(?).

If you disagree with me, I have no words. Fuck that concept of ALL of us suffering. The Scott voters can all go move to some freaking island called Floridasomalia.

I feel your pain, Red-governor states' Democrats.

Landmark Loving (v. Virginia) Supreme Court Case to be made into a film


Mud director Jeff Nichols is turning to the highest court in the land for his next film, an indie drama about the ironically-named Loving v. Virginia civil-rights case, which in 1967 invalidated all bans on interracial marriage.

Australian actor Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) will star as Richard Loving and British actress Ruth Negga (Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D) will play his wife, Mildred. The couple was arrested in their Virginia home in 1958 and sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary for the crime of marrying each other. He was white and she was black. The sentence was suspended so long as the Lovings moved out of Virginia, which they did in 1959, but continued to fight the Commonwealth of Virginia in the courts.

“I was struck by the simplicity of the Lovings’ story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film,” said Nichols in a statement. He also wrote the screenplay, inspired by the 2011 HBO documentary, The Loving Story. Nancy Buirski, who directed the doc, is listed as a producer, along with several others, including Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth.

Nichols has a family drama with supernatural undertones called Midnight Special (starring Edgerton, Michael Shannon, and Adam Driver, among others) scheduled for release in the fall. No word yet on when Loving will be released, but you’ll be hearing about the case in the months to come. Loving v. Virginia has been constantly cited as a precedent in current arguments about the legal battle for same-sex marriage rights.

"disco dancing" survey, for light-hearted fun only

For fun only. Seriously. This is only for fun.

At one point, I was out 5 nights a week.
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