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Two amazing concerts the past two nights with my best friend (Isbell and Stapleton)

My best friend and I have know each other since we were elementary school age. We were a natural fit because we were both nerdy, both only children, and we both were farm kids in TN. He’s the only brother I’ve ever know, and we’ve surely fought like siblings when we were teenagers, but we’ve never not been close. He is the godfather to my kids and I’m the godfather to his daughter. He recently got back from a deployment with the Army and we’ve been catching up on our favorite pastime, going to concerts. Our wives tease us about us going on dates together, but it’s all in jest because they know we both have a passion for music and we both enjoy concerts and neither of them have that same degree of passion, so it’s a win win, especially on nights the girls coordinate to do something together while we go out.

Anyway, we both live in the Nashville area and this weekend was a unique event in that we went to concerts on back to back nights. Last night we saw Jason Isbell at the Ryman, which was an incredible show...his fiddle player and back up singer, who is also is also his wife, was his opening act...both were sensational. Tonight we saw Chris Stapleton at the Bridgestone, which was also amazing. So, cool thing from tonight’s show, Chris Stapleton called up on stage his buddy Chris Pratt to sing with him on his signature song “Tennessee Whiskey” and an extremely cool thing from last night...listen up liberal country fans...Jason Isbell had the local chapter of the ACLU inside the Ryman signing up volunteers as people came into the venue...(I don’t usually mix politics and music but I thought that was incredible!)!!

So...these songs are to friendship, and an incredible weekend with my brother!

When were apostrophes dropped from the title box??

I’ve noticed this multiple times today and it’s making me somewhat agitated because I know damn well how to use that punctuation mark and it’s making my posts look dumb!

Manchurian Candidate...or the RW view of Vegas...

So the RW is nuts...but you guys knew that. Here’s a little insight into that madness from my own little world here in TN.

Backstory, for those that don’t know, I’m a physician in middle TN near Nashville, grew up here in this community and went away for several years and moved home about a year ago. The Nashville area is pretty purple, a blue dot in a sea of red, and the suburb I work in is now extremely red, wasnt always that way but I digress.

In our OR, we have a nurse who is a Navy vet. The guy likes to try to buddy up to me because I’m also a Navy vet. The thing I can’t stand is that this guy is like the boisterous vet in a bar that can’t stop talking about his service and all the amazing things he participated in, in other words a bullshit artist. So this dude claims that he was in “intelligence” and he knows things that are top secret and most Americans don’t know...cough, bullshit.
Yesterday, the guy was pontificating about the mass shooting in Vegas and he goes “Clearly this Guy was a ‘Manchurian Candidate’. His brother was on the news saying how normal he was and how he got a phone call out of the blue and took off to Vegas. I’ve seen that type of thing before. They probably were playing ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and triggered his training and the real question is who is behind this!”

I heard this walking by the front desk of the or and stopped dead in my tracks. I said “What’s so hard about accepting that this was a middle aged white dude that did this? If it was a POC or a Muslim would you be saying that crap?”

His response, “I’m just saying...that’s what the brother said and it’s just too convenient.”

My response: “Dude, you need to turn off the Alex Jones and watch some real news like CNN...cause that crap is frying your brain” and I walked off.

That folks is the epitome of the RW mindset...that’s why Trump was elected, and that’s why Jesus Christ himself as a Democratic candidate wouldn’t be able to convince these fools to vote for him!

Square One- Tom Petty

My favorite...

Did R.E.M. predict the future? (End of the world as we know it)

So, my wife sends me a news update this am about US plans to shoot down North Korean test missiles and says "Cue R.E.M.". I responded with the obvious text of the song from my iTunes library. Now I haven't listened to that song in a while but I heard a lyric that stood out to me...take a listen and see if you catch it: (hint it's at the end of the first verse)






"Team by team reporters baffled, trump"

Yeah the official lyrics are lowercase "trump" but it is an interesting coincidence...or maybe not!!

Coltrane....on the anniversary of the 16th Ave Baptist Church bombing

A song written to memorialize the bombing:

When your kid is a "Whovian"

So Im a huge fan of Dr Who, and, thanks to Amazon Prime, I've been able to expose my son to the newest generation of Dr Who. For the past two years, we've been slowly making our way through each season until we've finally caught up to the current season.

He's now 8 and my wife and I trade nights where we put him to bed. Recently, he and I have developed this routine where I put him in bed and I say "Sweet dreams bud..". And he responds "Of????" And I have to say, or he corrects me "Of Timelords, and TARDIS', of Companions and Sonic Screwdrivers, of Captain Jack, and the Ood. "

That nighttime blessing was a complete fluke, I totally made it up one night, but he loved it! Now, he's amended the phrase to say...

"But no dreams of Davros or Daleks or Cybermen"

Lmao....I've created a nerd monster!!!

Any DU'ers playing the launch of Destiny 2 tonight??

If you're on PS4 message me! Would love to play with a fellow DU guardian!

A heartbreaking epic betrayal....

When President Obama signed the executive order for DACA, he was derided from the right and accused of acting unconstitutionally. Yet, DACA was an act of faith, an important step in trying to provide protections and opportunities to children of immigrants who had no legal status, children who in most cases had no memory of their "home country". DACA provided these individuals the opportunity to work and pursue higher education in ways they could have only imagined previously. These "Dreamers" came out of the shadows and voluntarily provided their personal information and paid fines in order to take advantage of the new opportunities afforded to them, even though DACA did not provide a pathway towards citizenship. They exposed themselves because they wanted the chance to better themselves, to provide for their families, and to contribute to the only country they'd ever known as home. Is this not the very epitome of "pulling oneself up by the bootstraps" that the right claims to espouse? These beneficiaries of DACA are contributing to society, via work and taxes, and are receiving none of the benefits of citizenship!

Now, with the wave of a hand, this so called President, in an effort to keep a promise to his racist base, has wiped out DACA without any concern for how heartless and cruel this move will be. Sure there's a six month delay in enforcement, but does anyone truly believe Congress will step up and protect those affected? I hope they do, but I have my doubts. Our country has offered a hand up and a show of faith to the most vulnerable of our undocumented and now it will not only revoke that offer, it will use the information it gained on those individuals to force them from the country. Revoking DACA is a shameful, heartless move, and I truly hope the blow back against this move is forceful and effective in ultimately protecting all of these 800,000 individuals.

What the heck happened to Mississippi??

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