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I really value our seniors at DU

I really do. The patience, the maturity, the wisdom, the knowledge, the kindness. I know all of you have to endure the occasional ageist remark or joke, and I wince at those too. Thank you for being here and sharing your wisdom with us. On a side note, there was an 80 year old gentleman who was coming here but said a few, um, unfortunate things. He said he was leaving. I wish he didn't leave, I had a soft spot for him. Oh well.

Steve, a senior in 3 years and 32 days

Whippersnapper: urban or rural legend, or people use to say that ?

Do some people still say that, being serious ?

I know we joke around and say "you whippersnapper" but did people REALLY say that ?

I never heard it growing up, except in jest.

President Obama Perfectly Explains Why Republicans Are Stuck With Donald Trump


During his final interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, President Obama offered a piece of media criticism that perfectly explained why Republicans are stuck with Donald Trump.

Obama was discussing the media with Stewart when he said, “The media are a bunch of different medias. Some get on my nerves more than others. What I’m most concerned about is not that it’s unfair or too tough on government … but that it gets distracted to shiny objects and doesn’t always focus on the big tough choices and decisions.”

The President was talking about the media, but he also nailed one of the dynamics that is fueling the rise of Donald Trump. The media loves celebrities and controversy. They media is drawn to these cheap forms of news coverage like a baby to a shiny object. Donald Trump knows how to do two things very well.

Trump knows how to appeal to Republican primary voters by speaking their extremist language, and he knows how to be the shiny object that the media can’t say no to. The country does have a serious decision coming up over who will be the next president, but instead of discussing issues, our corporate media is head over heels for Trump’s antics.

Hey Republicans! "National Socialism" was NOT left wing...despite that word....

and Senator Sanders is NOT a National Socialist (Nazi) by any stretch of the imagination.

Senator Sanders is on the LEFT, and the NSDAP (the Nazis back in the day) were on the RIGHT. The Neo-Nazis are STILL on the RIGHT.

Understand now ? So stop with the phony baloney BS propaganda about Senator Sanders. Thanks.

eta: This OP is in reference to this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251466907

As Bernie Sanders rises, attacks from the right get ugly


...Sen. Pat Roberts was getting a little desperate. The Kansas Republican, struggling in the polls, decided the way to hold onto his seat was to become as brazenly right-wing as possible, telling one audience, “We have to change course because our country is heading for national socialism.”

It was a curious moment. Pat Roberts, after spending more than three decades on Capitol Hill, was either arguing that America is headed towards Nazism or was using the phrase “national socialism” without knowing what it means.

About a year later, the phrase has popped up once more. National Review, ostensibly one of the leading media outlets in U.S. conservatism, published this piece from Kevin Williiamson about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign.

In the Bernieverse, there’s a whole lot of nationalism mixed up in the socialism. He is, in fact, leading a national-socialist movement, which is a queasy and uncomfortable thing to write about a man who is the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland and whose family was murdered in the Holocaust. But there is no other way to characterize his views and his politics.

These fucking morons, Senator Sanders is Jewish and the furthest thing from a fucking NAZI.

Windows Threshold Wave 2 Arriving Just 3 Months After Windows 10


Bring it on! Some new information about Windows Threshold Wave 2 is now making its way up, with sources close to the matter revealing what Microsoft is planning.

If the name sounds a little alien, then do know that Windows 10 was codenamed Threshold.

Meaning, this second wave is the first update to the operating system once it is released — the non-patch, no security update. The current timeline for this release is sometimes in October, the traditional launch timeframe that Redmond usually reserves for Windows proper.

This time, though, the company plans to roll out the first refresh for the operating system.

more at link

photos from Woodstock 1969 (dialup warning)

all from here: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/15/into-the-woodstock-crowd-1969/

many more at link above

Trump insults Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, gives out Lindsey Graham's number


Trump continued to aim his firepower on Jeb Bush saying, "I'm not a fan of Jeb Bush. Because Jeb Bush is in favor of Common Core, and he's weak on immigration. Those are two bad things."

Veterans Take Down Protester's Sign at Obama Speech


Veterans ripped a sign that read "The Emperor of Benghazi Has No Clothes" from a protester's hands as a group gathered for President Barack Obama's speech on veterans' issues in Pittsburgh.

The tussle occurred as the president spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars about stressing the need to honor soldiers' service.

The sign was a reference to the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

video at link

Benghazi, jeez.

My sympathies, I don't know how you take it....

We white folks need to shut up and listen to black and brown folks, period. That includes at events like NRN. If that had occurred, both Bernie and O'Malley would have come out smelling like roses. Yes, I give O'Malley credit for his apology and then listening. I think Bernie is a good man, but, he and his staff need to do a lot of listening, especially to the BLM people.

I'm a member of a minority group (I think) here on DU, a southerner. I get annoyed at south-bashing, but hey, my annoyance is absolutely NOTHING compared to what the black community has to endure.

White folks...let's be quiet and listen...for a long time. Then speak, after being educated. Thank you, fellow white folks!

eta: To be clear, I think Governor O'Malley is a good man also. I would be happy with either of them as President.
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