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Cuthbert Allgood

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Trevor Noah explains eloquently why Bloomberg doesn't get it.

https://twitter.com/benjaminpdixon/status/1228734357889785856

If Bloomberg wins this nomination, I'm going to have to drink a LOT of Glenlivet before I have to vote for him.

And when you finish this, look for the Twitter threads about the horribly sexist things he has said.

We can do better than to nominate this guy, Dems.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:21 PM (19 replies)

Bloomberg on Marijuana: Leagalizing..."Stupidest Thing Anybody Has Ever Done"

Sorry for truncating the title; it was too long. Here is the full title:
Michael Bloomber on Marijuana: Legalizing "Another Addictive Narcotic" is Perhaps "Stupidest Thing Anybody has Ever Done.


Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, Bloomberg said on the subject, according to WBNG-TV:
"We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans [overdosed] on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs. And today, incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We've got to fight that, and that's another thing that Bloomberg Philanthropies will work on it in public health."

The position from the billionaire politician would seem to be out of step with Democratic leaders in his state and liberal voters nationwide. Newly re-elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for instance, said he would make legalization a priority in a December speech outlining the goals for his first 100 days of his new term.

Recent polls meanwhile have shown a comfortable majority of Americans support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. A Gallup poll released in October found that 66 percent of Americans support legalizing the drug, including three-in-four Democrats.

"Like support for gay marriage—and in prior years, interracial marriage—support for marijuana legalization has generally only expanded, even if slowly, over the course of multiple decades—raising the question of where the ceiling in support might be," the Gallup poll noted. "As the percentage of Americans who favor legalizing pot has continued to grow, so has the number of states that have taken up legislation to allow residents to use the substance recreationally."


This clown needs to go away. We don't need Dems running for office that think marijuana is addictive.

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Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:19 PM (56 replies)

Joe Biden calls game developers "little creeps" who make titles that "teach you how to kill"

Biden, who is currently campaigning to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, shared his opinions in an interview with the New York Times. When asked about Silicon Valley’s expansion of power during his time in the Obama administration, Biden said: “And you may recall, the criticism I got for meeting with the leaders in Silicon Valley, when I was trying to work out an agreement dealing with them protecting intellectual property for artists in the United States of America. And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people.”

“And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, 'We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones.' And fortunately I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating,” Biden continued. “As I added up the seven outfits, everyone’s there but Microsoft. I said, you have fewer people on your payroll than all the losses that General Motors just faced in the last quarter, of employees. So don’t lecture me about how you’ve created all this employment.. The point is, there’s an arrogance about it, an overwhelming arrogance that we are, we are the ones. We can do what we want to do. I disagree.”

Biden has expressed his distaste for video games in the past. During 2013, while he was vice president, he proposed an additional tax on violent media, including violent games.

Despite numerous studies showing no link between violent video games and real-life violent crimes, we’ve seen several politicians suggesting extra taxes be added to the titles.

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Yeah, it's video games. Despite pretty much every study, ever, I'm sure we need to crack down on video games.

And please tell me how this isn't pandering to the older crowd while telling the younger crowd that you don't care?
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Mon Jan 20, 2020, 03:51 PM (91 replies)

Disney+. I feel like I got my $5.99 worth just with the first Mandalorian episode.

Jon Favreau needs to direct all the Star Wars things. I felt like Mandalorian was the mash up of the best things about Star Wars with the best things about the spaghetti westerns.

And I audibly gasped at the end of the episode (foregoing spoilers at this point).
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:00 PM (5 replies)

What percentage of the population knows what a record player is?

It's things like that that make it hard to hope he's our nominee.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:18 PM (68 replies)

Looking for suggestions for a minority voices literature class.

I am teaching a new class next year. First time it is being offered in the school. It will focus on literature that comes from minority voices in the US. This would be both cultural/ethnic and "situational" (if you have a better word for that, I'm looking for something better). What I mean by "situational" is LGBTQ, poverty, autism, mental health, incarceration, etc. I have some things in mind, but looking for things I probably missed. Hit me up with some titles. This would be for high school juniors and is decidedly NOT an honors class.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Tue May 14, 2019, 09:09 AM (3 replies)

Black Summer -- Netflix zombie series

Started watching episode 1 tonight (Easter tradition) and got sucked in. Really liked it. My son, not a huge zombie fan, really likes it, too.

It does what Fear the Walking Dead said it would do--explore the beginning of the apocalypse. Characters are solid. Good exploration of the different ways humans handle this situation.

Recommended.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sun Apr 21, 2019, 11:39 PM (6 replies)

This Godless Communism (Treasure Chest Comics)--Crosspost from Comic Books group

So I was just scrolling through my ComicBookRealm website seeing what might have gone up in value and I noticed a huge amount under profit. Checked to see that it was my Treasure Chest comics for the This Godless Communism run.

I had these on a back burner to try and get when I had the choice but wasn't actively seeking them out. (For the record, it is Volume 17 of Treasure Chest issues 2-20 evens only--so 10 comic books.) I went into my LCBS one day and they have them up behind the counter for sale as a set. All 10 for $60. I knew from just mild interest that some of them had been going for that for a single issue on eBay. So it took me about less than a second to pull the trigger on them.

Fast forward a few years and now the whole bunch (I graded them about a 6.0, so I'm talking that price not for mint) is worth $1,000. That's a nice profit. Especially for something I bought just because I thought they were a hilarious throw back to the red scare shit of my youth.

You can read the atheism specific pages here. It's funny shit. I was born in the 60s and raised Catholic, so reading these old Treasure Chest comics is a hoot. And it also got me a nice profit, apparently.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 02:25 PM (3 replies)

This Godless Communism (Treasure Chest Comics)

So I was just scrolling through my ComicBookRealm website seeing what might have gone up in value and I noticed a huge amount under profit. Checked to see that it was my Treasure Chest comics for the This Godless Communism run.

I had these on a back burner to try and get when I had the choice but wasn't actively seeking them out. (For the record, it is Volume 17 of Treasure Chest issues 2-20 evens only--so 10 comic books.) I went into my LCBS one day and they have them up behind the counter for sale as a set. All 10 for $60. I knew from just mild interest that some of them had been going for that for a single issue on eBay. So it took me about less than a second to pull the trigger on them.

Fast forward a few years and now the whole bunch (I graded them about a 6.0, so I'm talking that price not for mint) is worth $1,000. That's a nice profit. Especially for something I bought just because I thought they were a hilarious throw back to the red scare shit of my youth.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 01:29 PM (5 replies)

Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Calls Biden's Response 'Disrespectful And Inexcusable'

Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, spoke out Friday in support of the women who have come forward to accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior, calling out the former vice president’s joking response to the scandal as “disrespectful and inexcusable.”

In a Twitter thread, Burke argued that the seven women who say they received unwanted physical contact from Biden were right to speak up and that the likely 2020 contender appears be deeply missing the point they are trying to make.

“It’s about bodily autonomy, it’s about power and leadership,” wrote Burke, who first started using the phrase “Me Too” to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct in 2006.

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Burke reiterated in her tweets that nobody is “calling for [Biden] to be incarcerated or sent away.” But just because his behavior isn’t as extreme as that of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein ― who is facing rape charges ― that doesn’t mean it should be ignored, Burke said. Doing so, she argued, will only “help deepen a culture of silence around all sexual harassment and violence.”


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I stand with Tarana Burke on this.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:42 AM (184 replies)
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