NEW "What is bothering you right now?" Thread. Bonus: Now with 20% more bother!

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  1. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    How appropriate that tripe is already in the "what bothers me" thread
     
  2. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    I have no idea why you quoted my post as yours has nothing to do with what I was speaking of. Anyway, the irony is thick as Coleman states that it's all political while he argues his side with only politics. I'm from San Diego and I remember him as a weatherman on TV for ages. You might think San Diego is a liberal city, but it's not, and it's conservatives are the governing majority.
     
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  3. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Think about the subject of the article, not the title with Moonbeam in it. That nickname is hardly anything to be upset about, Fox News isn't the first, nor will they be the last to use it.

    There are far more important things afoot to be concerned about as brought up in that article you posted. The title is nothing of consequence.

    That's why I posted the tidy review of where it all started, why it's a Hoax - and always has been - and now that it's being revealed as a Hoax - stopped in it's tracks - how it's going to be used against the real science of anti-pollution that California has always been in the forefront of defense.

    Yes, Fox News called Governor Brown by his long time nickname, but Governor Brown has long come to terms with it's origin and embraces it as his own:

    "Mr. Brown — not surprisingly — sees it differently, saying the nickname shows he’s “creative and not hidebound to the status quo.”

    “Moonbeam also stands for not being the insider,” said Mr. Brown. “But standing apart and marching to my own drummer. And I’ve done that.”"

    Interestingly, that's exactly how it was meant by the man that landed on it and used it for many years, later apologizing for it being taken in vein against the Governor.

    "For the uninitiated, ‘Governor Moonbeam’ became Mr. Brown’s intractable sobriquet, dating back to his days as governor between 1975 and 1983, when his state led the nation in pretty much everything — its economy, environmental awareness and, yes, class-A eccentrics.

    The nickname was coined by Mike Royko, the famed Chicago columnist, who in 1976 said that Mr. Brown appeared to be attracting “the moonbeam vote,” which in Chicago political parlance meant young, idealistic and nontraditional.

    The term had a nice California feel, and Mr. Royko eventually began applying it when he wrote about the Golden State’s young, idealistic and nontraditional chief executive."
    ...
    "But as any New Age Californian can tell you, such hate is probably cover for a deeper love. And so it was with Mr. Royko, who after many vicious gibes at Mr. Brown’s expense offered an outright apology to the governor, and spent years trying to erase the moniker.

    In a 1991 column in The Chicago Tribune, he called the label, an “idiotic, damn-fool, meaningless, throw-away line,” and pleaded with people to stop using it.

    “Enough of this ‘Moonbeam’ stuff,” Mr. Royko concluded. “I declare it null, void and deceased.”"

    Fox New eliciting that nickname is hardly noteworthy, given the long history of use by the press and media for many decades.

    How Jerry Brown Became ‘Governor Moonbeam’
    By JESSE McKINLEYMARCH 6, 2010
    https://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/weekinreview/07mckinley.html

    Rewatch the video's, read the articles, open your eye's to the Hoax and why it's been perpetrated, and how it's going to be used to discredit the science community complicit with that Hoax - the 3rd act is going to be brutal.
     
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  4. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Don't take my DSLR to shoot as much as I used too. In fact, this is the first time in a year I have taken it with me to take pictures. And still for the most part I just carry it in my backpack as it's just faster to take a picture with a phone (plus the wide angle lens on my V30 really comes in handy).
     
  5. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Observing the news cycle today is like watching the 2:00 drill in an NFL football game. :vbrolleyes:
     
  8. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Federal Reserve report, Rod's meeting tomorrow with Trump, and of course the frat boy's errr choir boy's nomination hearing tomorrow. And don't forget yesterday...



    We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!


    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
     
  9. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Stick a fork into this job candidate He's done.
     
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    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    What are talking about, specifically?
     
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