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Bark's Lounge last won the day on May 12 2015

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  • Birthday 06/15/1975

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  1. You can get away with some stuff. I did this for myself... for the challenge.
  2. Hello everyone. If you remember me It's been a while since I have been around. The last handful of years I have been trying to revive old dreams as an original song writing musician in a band, but that is a hard thing to do. We were doing good for a bit, but as it goes, someone gets bitter and the project ends. The really good thing about that was I was unanimously tasked with creating posters for our gigs and it awoke something in me that was dormant for many years... art! Mainly mixed media and illustration. I know this is long winded so I want to wrap this up. This is my 3 part series of Alfred Hitchcock/Star Wars themed mash-ups.
  3. Hello everyone. Back for a minute. I know of 7 people who have C19 and 2 on quarantine who do not have it yet. Scary stuff for sure. I have my fears, but choose to keep my coping mechanisms intact. I thought I would share this info as it may be of interest. All of these people except for one takes it very seriously... that one outlier is a 19 year old with a 2 year old daughter. They are the ones quarantined who don't have it yet. No one is invincible and I hope she gets that into her thick skull... hopefully unscathed. They are very close family and it concerns me to the point where I lose sleep at night. Be safe everyone. To note: None of them have died. I do have a 68 year old aunt who was on oxygen because of it and it was awful for her (heavy smoker). One was an 85 year old who tested positive with no symptoms. The other was an elderly man which has resulted in the afformentioned quarantines. They were the only three who had the test and tested positive as far as I know from the amount I mentioned - the others are pretty reliable and had direct contact... two of them medical professionals.
  4. It's baseball. You win some you lose some. Not every game goes your way. Splitting the series is less than what you would want, but still they were in every game and didn't surrender. This is an extremely good ball club. My hope is after the draft they make a push for Kimbrel for 50m for 3 years. That would fortify what I think is a good, but not great bullpen. Game changer kind of signing. The books are pretty clean for the Twins... not much of a risk.
  5. Something seems quite magical about this team. 2006 seems like the last time I felt this way, but the game was quite different then... the Twins still had that stank to them. We have a semi new regime on our hands and the vision is panning out so far... no stank. We'll see how it goes. It's been damn fun to watch.
  6. I don't want to sound too cynical. But who in there right mind would want to be a police officer these days? We are living in an era of lies, deception and the overload of social media hysteria. Certainly there are Captain America types who want to serve the public with honor, but it is really just a job that probably attracts a great percentage of people with bias and disdain for other certain groups - people who are not fit for that duty and want to enforce their idealism. I really don't know how you fix it, but making the job a more lucrative one that could attract intelligent and objective candidates would be a start. IDK? That is my take on it. Higher pay, raising the bar of educational requirements and tough ass psycological tests to get the job.
  7. One of my family members was one of the first female patrol officers in her city. She retired early because of the sexism and racism that was systemic in the department... it really took a toll on her. I also was a passenger in a vehicle with a driver who was a minority friend who was driving and we were pulled over for no good reason. They pulled him out of the car like he was wanted as a murderer. There was nothing illegal going on... no drugs, no weapons, no ill intent. It was infuriating. A deceased friend of mine once said there is not much difference from a criminal and a cop... he was a troublemaker in his youth and I shrugged it off... but I now believe it to be true. Certainly there are good police officers, but the Philando Castile murder haunts me and that MFin officer got acquitted for that MURDER. Throughout the country serious reforms need to be made in the hiring of police officers and getting rid of the ones who poison the well. Saying that, the Noor guy who killed the Australian should have the book thrown at him as should have happened to Yanez in the Castile murder.
  8. Love your post Carole!!! Spot on!
  9. I am not going to defend gunarthor for what he said.... he can defend himself. But I have his back 100%. This is the worst I have seen the state of this country in the almost 44 years of my existence. When the leader of the free world can't condemn a pussy ass band of bigots that marched on Charlottesville , VA - Who were carrying tiki torches, chanting "Jews will not replace us" and "Our Blood, Our Soil" which one of them murdered an innocent woman, and to add on the colored people "****hole Countries", etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., x infinity kind of comments. I believe gunarthors post was sort of mild. Our current president is a cancer... and it's not even political to me any more... give me John Kasich, give me Jeb Bush. When you vote to destroy something, sometimes you destroy yourself.
  10. Words sometimes are easy to misinterpret. My bad.
  11. I did not know that. I was only taking a guess. I don't think the original idea comment was necessary... it feels like an insult. But I know you are a very passionate Star Wars guy and I'll leave it at that.
  12. My gut tells me the story will reveal how Palpatine was responsible for creating Anakin in his host mother with a certain plan in mind and that will pretty much sum up the title of the movie with some kind of shock and awe. I'm probably wrong, but what the heck.
  13. Miss you too Van. You've made that quite clear about Bernie...lol! And I respect that whole heartedly and your points are taken seriously my friend. To be honest Texas probably will go Trump, but you never know. The demographic is changing in TX, but I think we are probably 15-20 years away from that change. You are right. Bernie has his gangsters, just as Trump does. I guess it is a choice between the Bloods and the Crips. I hope it doesn't come down to Bernie v. Trump and it is probably best to table this debate until we are are much closer to the election. Check out Mayor Pete, he's the right guy I can firmly believe in. I have no faith in Gen Xers and the Baby Boomers. Christ, Biden and Bernie are too old to be in those demographics.... yikes! It's your generation I'm placing my bets on.
  14. Hey Van. Long time no talk. I see that you despise Bernie as much as Trump... at least from what I have read and that is okay and your right. I'm not a Bernie guy myself, but I don't despise him. Bernie wants to utilize ideas from a time that benefitted Americans like FDR's New Deal. Trump wants us to go back to a time where woman didn't have a choice and knew their place and Christianity was the absolute way and there was no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Obviously we cannot go back in time and who the hell would want to? The way I look at it is we have a deadly poisonous snake in the backyard where our children play and we have a garden hoe or machete available to chop the snake's head off. Trump is the poisonous snake and the object to kill it is the democratic candidate. Bernie is no certainty, it's too early in the game to even get close to determining the Dem field outcome. I have seen a lot of folks on this site, who would probably usually vote Republican, and maybe you are one of them, but things have changed. This is not the America sensible people want to live in and I admit, I was very left, I have become much less left. I really feel the purpose in 2020 is to cut the poisonous snake's head off and if we have to recalibrate again... so be it. The back yard will probably always have it's problems. I just don't want what we have now. I respect your right to do what you feel is right to sleep at night and if Bernie is the candidate and you cannot pull the trigger - I get it. I only want the snake out of the backyard and my neighborhood. BTW - I am a Pete Buttigieg supporter.
  15. That's a losing bet..lol! I don't have the words to describe my reaction when Trump said that - I actually thought I heard it wrong at first. Like you said people now actually believe that... what a mess and weird time to be alive.
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