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Just this guy, you know. Extra credit identifying that one.

You could describe me as a recovering Southern Baptist. Surprisingly, given my background, my politics tend toward progressive.

I am a vegetarian and don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. I'm not much into movies, but do enjoy live theater. I am a singer/songwriter, sometimes recording engineer, and also host a weekly open mic in Long Beach.

Other hobbies include law (I am not an attorney) and graphic arts.

Professionally, I have programmed computers, developed web sites, and developed and used cutting edge technology marketing.

Guess I'm just your basic 21st century Renaissance dude.

And as my late friend, Roz Larman, once told her radio audience, "All this, ladies, and he cooks, too."

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I should take advice from them?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
And an aggregate IQ of maybe 125. Remember, Gingrich is a college professor.
Would it appease the Trump haters if a Republican beat him to the White House in 2020 and not a ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
If the Republican made sure that Trump was prosecuted to the full extent of the law, it would be a start.
The feeling is mutual!
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 2, 2019:
"The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's greener where you water most."
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Provided you use fresh water. If all you do is pee on it, it will turn brown.
All I can say is, "Get your hands off me you damn dirty ape!".
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
The quote by Nikonov is far from the only such quote I have heard. This is the worst kept secret in Russia.
Ovary Nazis This is precisely why Pence is much more dangerous than Trump and precisely why Trump...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
We don't need to to have Trump just continue squatting in the White House. We need to get rid of Pence, then Trump. Given that Manafort was the one who engineered the choice of Pence as VP, and who used Pence as the point man in changing the Republican platform on Ukraine, and that Pence was the one who lied to cover for Mike Flynn, it's just a matter of time before he's gone.
Make sense to you lol
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 19, 2019:
Having done business with software developers in Moscow, I can relate.
HAhahahaha
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
Latest update: The ceiling in Jesus' office has had to be reinforced.
What if you are the GOD ?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 25, 2018:
If I am the God I am doing a really lousy job of it, given how messed up the world is.
What I was thinking, the progressive left needs a leader. Nancy Pelosi. Who I would go for is Gavin...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Neither Pelosi or Newsome are what I would call progressive. If you want a truly progressive politician from California, take a look at Ro Khanna.
I seem to find the strangest things in the shower
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 12, 2018:
Why are you assuming it was there to be eaten?
Change my mind... Funny thing is this must be a photo edit. It looks like Steven Crowder in the pic....
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
1) Trump is still acting like a two year old; he never grew up. 2) Why are you insulting Cartman???
This is a very long read but so real. I've had it happen to friends (thankfully no close family ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 7, 2019:
@NHjuile, this is an excellent post. Thank you. However, if the post is somewhere other than Facebook, as this one is, please link directly to the post as some people do not have a Facebook account.
Trump appeals ruling requiring accounting firm to comply with House subpoena [axios.com]
mcgeo52 comments on May 22, 2019:
Could it be that Bitch McCornhole's karma is about to bite tRump in his oversized ass?
Ok, I just got this overwhelming feeling of dread. Could this all be a set up? Could the White ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 25, 2019:
If they actually are trying this, it will backfire spectacularly. This has given Pelosi cover to initiate a full blown impeachment investigation. That means that the DoJ will have to turn over the unredacted Mueller Report and ALL of the related grand jury materials. It also means that Treasury will have to hand over Trump's tax returns. Anybody smart enough to try to set a trap using the whistleblower complaint is probably smart enough to realize this. Stock up on popcorn and sleep well tonight.
I usually go with something simple and straight to the point, so the cook won't have to listen to me...
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
https://geomccalip.bandcamp.com/track/agnostics-thanksgiving
So, this dog was not blown up when al-Baghdadi blew himself up by "suicide vest"? This picture ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
About as honest as the DNA test results, which take almost a week.
So I bought an oil painting at a night market in Hong Kong for $25. It's similar to the one shown ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 13, 2018:
Nice painting. I had not had anything framed for a few years until earlier this year. I was shopping for a frame for piece I was entering in an exhibit. The price of frames has become completely outrageous. @Chalupacabe makes an excellent point about standard dimensions. Ikea sells some reasonably priced frames, but they are for European standard dimension (e.g., A5). My print was a US standard 11" x 17".
Rudy Giuliani claims "the truth isn't the truth" on Meet The Press. The only explanation for ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Remember when we thought Sarah Palin was scraping the bottom of the barrel?
Oh I wish I had a brain!
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2018:
If he had a brain he wouldn't know what to do with it.
Follow-p on "Read this.....". [dailymaverick.co.za]
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 12, 2018:
At least some one in your country is accepting responsibility.
GOP Senator: Trump Paid Off Stormy Daniels While in Office Because ‘The President Loves his ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Because nothing says you love your family like cheating on your pregnant wife.
Better think ahead! :-)
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Nailed it!
[msnbc.com] Trump shows he's ignorant He suggests Romney should be impeached. Moron you think????...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 8, 2019:
a more enlightened and logical perspective though still a Christian (Methodist) one - [dailykos.com]...
mcgeo52 comments on May 18, 2019:
Bottom line? The entire anti-abortion argument is based on one side of a theological debate. The anti-abortionists are trying to use law to impose their religious beliefs (i.e., that one side) on the rest of us. Last time I checked that is a violation of the First Amendment.
Our Russian Nazi White Supremacist President. Republicans are ok selling out to Russia because they ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 6, 2018:
tRump got "America first!" from his Klansman father.
Just think about it
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
This is one of the reasons I go to an Osteopath, not an MD.
Carrot cake muffins, they look delicious.? [tasty.co]
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Looks yummy, but for the frosting I would substitute crushed pineapple for the maple syrup and vanilla. It's healthier, tastier, and less expensive.
What are your honest thoughts on astrology? Nothing will offend me because I already question it. My...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 3, 2019:
I had a very interesting conversation with a friend about this yesterday. We both agree that astrology, as currently practiced is superstitious claptrap. However, he has been doing some research, and this is where it gets interesting. He has not finished the research to the point that he is ready to publish it, but I do have his permission to share the general outline. Basically he is working on the hypothesis that astrology, as originally practiced, was used more for predicting variations in climate. These would be caused by things such as solar flares. Those, in turn, would be caused by what would be analogous to tidal forces within the sun. the forces would be caused by the gravitational pull of the planets in much the same way that the moon exerts gravitational pull responsible for tides on earth. Studying the relative positions of the planets over time could possibly reveal the pattern in weather caused the sun's cycles driven by the gravitational forces of the planets, and allow for reasonably accurate prediction of climatic conditions. I find it an interesting hypothesis.
Let's tell MoscowMitch what we think of him and his buddy. Trumps Bitch has been bragging about ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 14, 2019:
[nyti.ms] I really should not read the paper.
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Not read the paper? And miss comedy like this?
A $12,460 Hangover Cure? This Groom's ER Bill Was A Major Headache : Shots - Health News : NPR
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
The negotiated settlement is still outrageous. But then what do you expect with for profit health care?
Just wanted to share a little story. My son Eli works full time in a small pet store while he's ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
@AmiSue, thanks for sharing this. In times like these we can all use a little good news. BTW, great job raising that young man.
GM workers strike against trump! [lm.facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Two points: 1) They are striking against GM, not Trump. 2) The article is not on Facebook. Please link directly to the article: https://www.vox.com/2019/9/17/20868936/gm-workers-strike-uaw-trump
Ghost broccoli
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 11, 2019:
GHW Bush's worst nightmare.
Yet one more fucking holiday ruined by tRump. Him giving a rant from the steps of the Lincoln ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 29, 2019:
About that parade:
Idiot Xstian pastor gets bitten by rattlesnake because he thought Dog would protect him even though ...
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 27, 2018:
Who knew that snake venom was a cure for stupid?
How cats roll
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Especially if it means you have to push it off the counter.
Today 2 of our members are challenging me for definining Leftists as a non-hate group. This group is...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 11, 2019:
Invited to leave? I can think of at least one troll who should be banned.
Times done diddly did change
mcgeo52 comments on May 6, 2019:
Hey, as long as Superman has somewhere to change...
When I die, & when I'm dead & gone, I wan't one child born... to clear the damn PC!
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 26, 2019:
At that point I won't care.
Generic drugs
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 13, 2018:
The generic name for Cialis is Tadalafil. Seriously. Google it.
You never know where there'll be a spill!
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 11, 2019:
"Clean up at gate 5."
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 17, 2019:
Of course some flowers are better than others, especially as food or medicine.
I will admit it, I am pointstitute, I have about a 1000 to go for 8, brother can you spare a like or...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Congratulations on 8!
Drumpf warned of violence in the streets if he is impeached. Likely it will be like no other seen in...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Imagine your major league sport's team winning the championship. Up that by at least a couple of orders of magnitude, Spread it to every city, town, village, and hamlet in the country. Yes, my friends, there will be a party.
Every man has three characters; that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
This is true unless the person is suffering from multiple personalities disorder.
I'm going to try something a little less insensitive.
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Wonder how much brain damage it did? Wonder if he had any brains to damage?
There have been times, lately, when I dearly wished that I could change the past. Well, I can’t, ...
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Pratchett is one of my favorites.
Happy Father's Day from Bill Maher "new rule". [youtube.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Definitely one of his best ever.
So apparently 45 said that the the airforce (correction) won the Revolutionary War? (I was too ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 5, 2019:
Trump Tells Americans Use Mops and Buckets to Combat Rising Seas Donald Trump launched into a ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 21, 2020:
The advantage of Trump's hair is that it comes attached to a vacuum, and a blow dryer.
Can you believe Hillary? This is after everything Bernie did for her, despite how she sabotaged and ...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 7, 2019:
I will grant you loathsome and odious. Still debating person.
“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well”............Rene ...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Making the most of what you have can give you an advantage over someone who has more.
Excuse me for posting this here but I feel it goes hand in hand with Trump, Kavanaugh, and ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 30, 2018:
No apology necessary. Thank you foe being brave enough to share this.
TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS TO IMPEACH NANCY PELOSI & ADAM SCHIFF--He should really read the Constitution. ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
When does this circus end?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Not soon enough.
I love a good kitchen mistake, I fully embrace changing what I’m cooking half way through... got ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 30, 2018:
I use TJ's soy chorizo for tacos.
California Pastor Loses Job After Posting Sign Stating 'Homosexuality Is Still a Sin' | CBN News
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Considering that this is from CBN, it is a remarkably evenhanded, objective report.
What are your thoughts about how tRump is cleaning house in the FBI to apparently get back at those ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
18 USC 1503 says it's worth 10 years in federal prison for each agent fired.
Ultimately, isn't all welfare just corporate welfare? All the money winds up in the hands of the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Truth.
I’m a long-standing Bernie supporter but interested in others’ thoughts on free college for all....
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 14, 2019:
The G.I. Bill after WWII was basically free college for all who had served. I would consider that a large enough sample to be statistically significant in responding to your post. There were no limits on personal choice as long as the money was spent at a legitimate school. My father graduated with a degree in Sociology and went on to become one of the top engineers in the microelectronics field. A friend of the family majored in Psychology and went on to become the President of a University and then a member of the Texas Railroad Commission (you may not find that impressive, but they set the price for West Texas crude and have a huge impact on the world's economy). I have another friend who got a B.S. (I believe in Chemistry) and became a professional musician. But the real bottom line was that the value all the people who benefited directly from the G.I. Bill added to society because of their educations was one of the driving factors in the growth of the US economy in the '50s, '60s, and '70s.
Can all of the Americans on this site, regardless of your political leanings, agree that we want ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 8, 2018:
My take on this is that we need a truly educated and informed populace. We need to restore the fairness doctrine for starts.
I must say I love the block option. One less mofo to piss me off...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I think of it as a cracker to cleanse the palate after whine.
This is Jimmy.
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
History will judge him much more kindly than it will Reagan.
You do the math... 44 > 45
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Or...
[bloomberg.com] It's only a question of time now for some 45 MAGA worshipper here will have this ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 15, 2019:
Otherwise they would have banned Trump years ago.
Democrats aren’t doing their jobs!
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 27, 2018:
The emails released by Corey Booker proved that Kavanaugh committed perjury before the full Senate at his confirmation hearing, and before the Committee on the Judiciary at the current hearing. If the Dems on the Committee were really interested in doing the right thing, they could and should make a major issue out of this.
Something I've been thinking about lately is this. What will be like when Trump returns to the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 26, 2019:
The man was highly trained in showmanship, first through his WWE connections, and then by NBC during his time as host of The Apprentice. He won't debate because he isn't mentally capable. He will try other things to distract from that fact. What the Democrats need to do is collect a list of words and phrases that trigger Trump. We know that "absurd" is definitely one of them. The whoever is debating Trump needs to drop those words into the debate and watch him melt down on national TV.
We need to have a talk
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
You're right. We need to have a talk about why you flunked biology.
Wow. This is so much fun to read. Who needs the Kardashians?? Legal Experts and Yale Friends ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 1, 2018:
The beer was probably the only thing he was honest about.
So what do you want on your tombstone? (Headstone or Pizza)
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 13, 2018:
Mushrooms and pineapple on my pizza.
Courtesy of The Martial Arts Community on Facebook: [facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
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Wow! She's good
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Is that a loaded question?
Not a bad poem for a magnet poem. I have written some crazy stuff with magnets too, lol.
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
One from my fridge:
If he really wants the parade...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Or...
If you could be alone and totally undisturbed with tRump for 10 minutes, what would you do or say?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 26, 2019:
I would send him a message saying that he is not worth ten minutes of my time.
He does want a parade
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Trumps pre presidential business connections to Soleimani and Iran’s revolutionary guard are very...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 13, 2020:
Here is the missing link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal And another New Yorker article about Trump and the Iranians: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-iran-business-ties-trump-didnt-disclose
Trump Administration Officials Scrubbed Climate Change from Press Releases The dire predictions ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
And that report is based on the consensus, meaning the far more conservative estimates. There is a very solid case that the damage mentioned in the report could occur as early as mid-century, not at the end of the century. I live in Long Beach California, and love it here, but I have serious doubts that I will be staying here for more than about a decade. I was riding my bike on the beach bike path last Saturday and realizing just what 10' or 20' rise in sea level will mean. It's not a pretty picture.
Full blown bat shit crazy and then some.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Mexican Senate Set to Pass Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Next Few Days
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 16, 2019:
I can see it now, Cheech with a Mexican flag and Chong with a Canadian flag. Ok, the flags are a little difficult to see through the haze, but you get the idea.
Lots of little orphan Annies.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Kidnapping is a crime. If the child is transported across a state line it becomes a federal felony with no statute of limitations. Everyone involved in this from the guards all the way up to Sessions and tRump should be prosecuted.
It's a gaaawd thing.
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Teats on a bull. How appropriate.
Amazon Is Selling a DIY Backyard Guest House that You Can Build in 8 Hours! The kit, which comes ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 12, 2019:
Sears Roebuck was doing this a century ago, and not just guest houses. I've been in a Sears house. If I remember correctly it was a two bedroom. I believe Richard Nixon's family lived in a Sears home when he was growing up.
Seems accurate.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 8, 2018:
With all due respect, I have to differ. I doubt that the shit that tRump is full of is white. Please lay off insulting one of my favorite frozen treats.
Have you seen the videos of this guy? He is getting desperate. Said Biden was a good VP because he ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I've heard rumors it is a lot worse than the public knows.
Todd Starnes Sold Us a War on Christianity. We Bought It. - Christ and Pop Culture
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2019:
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. Winston Churchill
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
True. You are truly defined not by circumstances but by your reaction to them.
For me... assassination of JFK.
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Sputnik. But for those who said the JFK assassination, here are my personal memories of that: I was living in Dallas, Texas on November 22,1963 and was in sixth grade at L. O.Donald Elementary School. My memories actually begin a few days before when the Dallas Independent School District announced that the only excused absences to go see the President would go to students who had a note saying that they were being accompanied by their parent. The announcement made it very clear that going to see the President with a legal guardian would not qualify as an excused absence. Even as a sixth grader I found this suspicious. There was only one student from my class who went to the parade. On the 22nd I arrived at school as usual approximately a half hour before my first class. I was a flag monitor.That means that I had the responsibility of raising the flags (American and Texas) on the pole in front of the school each morning and lowering them each afternoon. That was the windiest day of the school year. Larry Howell, the other monitor and my good friend since before first grade, and I had no problem getting the flags to the top of the pole, but the wind was blowing so hard that we could not pull the rope down enough to wrap around the cleat properly. We had to call Gary McFarland, a 7th grade Safety Patrol over for help, and he only managed to get the rope around the cleat by employing the 2” long 1” diameter dowel that was the handle of his Safety Patrol flag. After lunch I went to my fourth period math class in the southwest corner of the second floor. Sitting I the front corner by the door, I could not see the flag,but the students in the far corner of the room could, and they started giving me a hard time about what a bad job we had done that morning putting the flag up, since it was at least a flag’s height from the top of the pole. I distinctly remembered otherwise, just how high and tight it was. After walking across to the window and seeing what they were talking about, I told Mr. Owens, the teacher that I needed to go down and fix the problem. He said that I should go the office first and ask them about it. I thought this was a little strange, but I did as I was told. The secretary in the office asked why I was there and then disappeared for about a minute into the Principal’s office. She came back out and told me I should go back to class. About five minutes before the end of class I got called down to the office. I was taken into the Principal’s office. Mr. Breeding, the Principal, told me that the problem with the flag was that they had attempted to lower it to half-mast because the President and the Governor had been shot. He then told me that the President was dead but that, thankfully the Governor was still alive, ...
Important part of Trump's base starting to raise hell!! Farm Discontent Spills Over as Ag ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 12, 2019:
Original source?
Is there no end to tRump showing his absolute ignorance of every subject he comments about?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
I imgine this story has been posted on this site somewhere, but I didn't see it, so I'll post it ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Thanks. I needed some comic relief.
Following the visit of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the camps in El Paso and Clint, do ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Her visits and the reports of the 9,500 Border Patrol Agents now under investigation for sexism, racism and general lack of compassion are a fairly convincing argument.
Thanks everyone who rallied for me to level up!! Your awesome!
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 14, 2018:
Congrats!
Iowa Man Who Tore Down, Burned Church’s LGBTQ Flag Gets 15 Years In Prison
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 19, 2019:
The sentence does seem extreme, but on the other hand, hate crimes deserve a more harsh penalty.
Racial Identity and Reassignment: How would you feel about it?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 12, 2018:
Have you ever read *Black Like Me* by John Howard Griffin?
Oh, look! Jr. wrote a book. [yahoo.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
I remember when Nixon's autobiography came out. Some book stores were selling it by the pound for the same price as bologna. Not saying Jr.'s book would even be worth that much though.
I remember researching this in high school but I was in an independent study program so I had more ...
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I remember in high school I was one of the students selected for the International Relations class (the alternative was an extremely lame social studies class of some type). The teacher was outstanding. He vaguely hinted at this, but I had forgotten about it completely until I saw this. Thanks for posting.
Alright who said these famous words. I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam? Lol. Today it makes...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 13, 2018:
Popeye

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