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The Polack MSgt

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Hometown: Appalachia
Home country: USA
Current location: Prairie
Member since: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Joe Biden - doing his best to wash the taste of bronzer out of St Louis

In the wake of the treason Pumpkin's visit

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2018/07/26/joe-biden-was-everywhere-in-st-louis-yesterday-and-it-was-everything
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Jul 27, 2018, 08:06 PM (3 replies)

Evening everybody. Wanted to stop in say hello and apologize for my extended absence

I am on the road, it is day 19 of a 25 day gig.

I rarely have time to read all the post I'd like to - and I've hardly posted at all.

On the other hand,I am piling up comp hours and ideas so when I get home I will be back on DU.

That may or may not be a good thing depending...

Peace
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Jul 23, 2018, 09:51 PM (12 replies)

Do you ever revisit albums you loved in a different stage of your life?

I've been a big music fan since forever - For instance, when I finally got around to getting a TV I had more than 800 LPs and boxes of 8tracks.

Some albums and bands just didn't age well. Sorry about that Nazareth, Triumph and Shalamar - Turns out you guys just weren't that good no matter what my 17 year old self thought.


But some albums are just absolute gold.

I was cleaning and alphabetizing my CDs (every 3 years like clockwork) and put one in the player, turned it up loud and was blown away all over again.


Apocalypse 91 - The Enemy Strikes Black doesn't JUST hold up well, it sounds as if it was written by a damn Hip Hop Nostradamus. Chuck Flava and the gang may as well have been talking about today...

And it still wails and screams and crushes the bones of its enemies.

I don't really care much about the 90s - It was a very sparse musical landscape IMHO, but PE was the real thing.

here is a sampling:

&t=0s&index=2&list=PLs86F3TaEjgFckyWdClTRaoDjMZXe1eAL



Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 03:11 PM (24 replies)

Do you ever revisit albums you loved in a different stage of your life?

I've been a big music fan since forever - For instance, when I finally got around to getting a TV I had more than 800 LPs and boxes of 8tracks.

Some albums and bands just didn't age well. Sorry about that Nazareth, Triumph and Shalamar - Turns out you guys just weren't that good no matter what my 17 year old self thought.


But some albums are just absolute gold.

I was cleaning and alphabetizing my CDs (every 3 years like clockwork) and put one in the player, turned it up loud and was blown away all over again.


Apocalypse 91 - The Enemy Strikes Black doesn't JUST hold up well, it sounds as if it was written by a damn Hip Hop Nostradamus. Chuck Flava and the gang may as well have been talking about today...

And it still wails and screams and crushes the bones of its enemies.

I don't really care much about the 90s - It was a very sparse musical landscape IMHO, but PE was the real thing.

here is a sampling:

&t=0s&index=2&list=PLs86F3TaEjgFckyWdClTRaoDjMZXe1eAL




Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 03:09 PM (16 replies)

I had a visitor today

I came home for lunch so I could let the dog out (and save a few bucks eating leftovers) and while I was there a canvasser came around talking about the election in November.

I've lived in that house since may of 2005. This was the 1st Democratic door knocker that ever come around.

Just a bit of background - I live in the prairie. It's corn, wheat and soybeans as far as the eye can see but we may be on the verge of electing a Democrat again.

It's close but doable, because our POS representative enthusiastically hitched his wagon to Trump and in hindsight that may not have been the best plan.

There are still a solid core of Trumpsters out here, make no mistake, but this district is not as monochromatic as most rural areas are. There is a military base in the district as well, and while military retirees tend to be conservative - they also tend to mistrust Russia and hate treason.

Brendan Kelly's history is very similar to Connor Lamb's - Military Vet, former prosecutor, long time family connection to the district.

In short, an old school pro-labor moderate blue dog. Which I suppose makes him the enemy to some on this board, but not to me.

In my opinion he is the kind of Democrat who can win Illinois 12 - Kick out a rubber stamp vote for Trump and swing this nation back toward sanity.

I actually met Mr. Kelly several times when he was the County's State Attorney a few years back - I was empanelled as a Grand Juror so I sat in court every Friday for 6 months and if the case was a big one, Kelly came in to conduct the hearing.

Sharp guy, would not want to try to play poker against him


Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Jul 6, 2018, 04:24 PM (16 replies)

Saw a friend yesterday that had been gone from my sight these past 8 years

asked me how I was, how things have been with me.

Well, I say, I'm still kicking but I can't lie, things could be better...




Day drinking to Blues and Bluegrass...
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Tue Jul 3, 2018, 02:14 PM (3 replies)

Devin Nunes demonstrates his political genius..

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/07/devin-nunes-lebron-james-lakers-cavaliers

This would have been better:

Hi my state is a shithole - Hope You Fail!
BTW can I get tickets?
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Tue Jul 3, 2018, 10:12 AM (6 replies)
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