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Elmer S. E. Dump

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Name: @GBfanforevah
Gender: Male
Hometown: Wisconsin
Home country: US of the Borg.
Current location: Up nort - tons of mosquitoes - the Wisconsin State Bird.
Member since: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 01:55 PM
Number of posts: 5,751

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"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

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Anyone for a self-delete party!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141246846
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Fri Oct 30, 2015, 01:08 PM (6 replies)

I'm getting really anoyed the way the Clintonistas are treating us.

They are so full of themselves all they can do is belittle us and say bullshit about Bernie. I may take a break until Bernie get's some really good news,

I won't bee gone long, but I already have about 30 people on full ignore and it doesn't see to help.
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:29 PM (69 replies)

Noam Chomsky Nails Why the GOP Has Fallen Off the Deep End

http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-nails-why-gop-has-fallen-deep-end

"The Republican party, about twenty years ago, basically abandoned any pretense of being a normal political party," Chomsky noted. "Their only policies are don't do anything or bomb. That's not a political party."

Chomsky described how Republicans gravitated toward an increasingly radical base in the 1980s and '90s.

"[Republicans] became so dedicated to the interests of the extreme wealthy and powerful that they couldn't get votes. So they had to turn to other constituencies, which were always there but were never politically mobilized. So they turned to Christian evangelicals, the nativists who are afraid they're taking our country away from us. People who are so terrified they have to carry a gun in a coffee shop."

The Democratic party has also undergone a profound transformation.

"Today's mainstream Democrats are pretty much what used to be called Republicans. Somebody like Eisenhower would be considered way out on the left," he noted, explaining that Eisenhower supported New Deal programs, while modern-day Republicans are eternally trying to gut the safety net.


I would surmise that Hillary is to the far right of Eisenhower. Think about that, Clintonistas.
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Mon Oct 26, 2015, 08:10 AM (65 replies)

Seriously. What happened to this? Is this video a fake?

Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:45 PM (14 replies)

What stage is Bernie in right now?



I say were are just ending the laughing phase and heading into the fighting phase. This is the longest phase - then we win!!
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Mon Oct 19, 2015, 10:41 AM (2 replies)

Guns don't kill people! But they do occasionally shoot people!

http://freakoutnation.com/2015/10/kansas-man-in-theater-oh-my-god-i-just-shot-myself-i-just-got-my-concealed-and-carry/

A bill signed last month by Gov. Sam Brownback allows residents in Kansas to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.
Now, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Mon Oct 19, 2015, 08:19 AM (9 replies)

Oh, crap. Almost forgot to tell you...

I was driving on the "beltline" in Madison, and I came upon a car with a "Clinton 16" bumper sticker. Well, I had actually seen my first "Bernie 2016" bumper sticker a few days previous.

I was a bit annoyed (Being one of those Clinton "haters" ) so I got up closer. To my complete surprise - upon further review - it actually said "Carson 16". Now that blew my mind.

I absolutely had to pull up next to this car just to look at this loon. I pulled up, and it was a 60 year old something white guy. He looked at me and I looked into an abyss which will forever be seared into my brain. He was what we politely refer to as a "low information voter". Bless his heart.

Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 07:43 PM (24 replies)

Artist Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Batmobile Gears Up to Tour the World





http://nerdist.com/artist-nathan-sawayas-lego-batmobile-gears-up-to-tour-the-world/

When thinking of superhero vehicles, or even just vehicles from comic books in general, there’s pretty much only one name on the list followed by wannabes and pretenders: The Batmobile. What would Batman be without it? Slower, that’s for sure. Over the years there have been dozens if not hundreds of distinct Batmobile designs by talented artists and craftspeople, which featured in print and toy, television and film, live action and animation. We can now add a brand new design to the list and it’s been realized by Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Sawaya whose chosen medium is something everybody loves: LEGO.

I was lucky to get to go into Sawaya’s personal Batcave — his studio, The Art of the Brick, of course — to get to see the fruits of months-long labor. During San Diego Comic-Con this summer, a panel was held wherein DC Comics co-publisher and comic book artist Jim Lee, on the spot, created a new Batmobile design taking suggestions from the audience. The result was a throwback to which featured some new design elements. Using those suggestions and his own imagination, Sawaya spent the next three months honing the design and getting ready to build a full-sized, 18-foot-long car made of solid LEGO bricks, 500,000 of them to be exact. That’s right: half a million.

“Jim did a great job of detailing out the wings and that there’d be the exhaust, and such like that,” Sawaya told me as we circled the amazing piece of physical art. “Then I put my own interpretation on it. For example, one of the things Jim wanted to do — he had Batman, and Robin sitting behind him in the Batmobile, but he had more of an open cockpit. I decided to fill it in. They’re still in there. You just can’t see them.”

The detail on the car is insane. You can’t see it from the pictures, but the wheels have little Bat Symbol holes in the spokes, made by putting LEGO bricks together. No carving was done either. “Not everyone, but there’s going to be someone — and it’s usually probably someone this tall,” Sawaya said, indicating a wheel-height young person, “who will notice that, and it’s for them. It’s for those kids out there who spend the time looking at all the details of a piece like this. I want to reward them a little bit. If you’re really looking, you’re going to see little things like that.”
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 03:42 PM (3 replies)
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