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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 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."

Comments

YOu are confined only by the walls you build yourself
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 11, 2018:
I know that there is enough of it built to line him and hid "administration" up against when they are executed for treason.
Hey, I'm in,...Think we can squeeze in Beto?
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 22, 2019:
He may be a little too corporate for my tastes, but if Bernie chooses him for VP I'm good with it. I think it could definitely put Texas in play for the Presidency and the down ticket, especially the Senate.
Trump Deserves This Funeral
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 6, 2018:
No flag. No honor guard. Just a wino peeing on the dumpster then throwing in his lit cigarette to set the dumpster on fire.
Why do we continue let this happen?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 24, 2018:
My Senators are both women. My Representative is a white guy, but his wife is an M.D. and he asks her if he needs to know anything about women's issues and/or healthcare.
Almost....
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
how about a couple of points?
We are merging groups with the Freethinkers for Bernie Sanders group, The members, posts, and ...
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 20, 2019:
The more the merrier.
Yet another belated Democratic house victory, spawning a predictable response from her GOP opponent....
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 27, 2018:
The Loser asks the court to impound the ballots and sites chain of custody issues? If I'm the judge in that case I politely point out to the attorney bringing the motion that if the chain of custody issue is valid that impounding the ballots is a complete waste of time, and by the way, you just earned thirty days in the county jail for contempt for even bringing such a stupid motion.
The problem with religion [youtu.be]
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
In addition to the children, he also addresses the problem of terrorist inspired by religion. I wrote a song about that: https://soundcloud.com/geo-mccalip/to-those-who-kill-in-the-name
We did breakfast for dinner for my moms birthday. She has dementia and I’m the primary care giver,...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 24, 2018:
Enjoy her while you still have her, but it sounds like I don't really need to tell you that.
Just wanted to share one of my favorite Xmas songs. [youtu.be]
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 23, 2018:
This group has exceptional taste in music. I like it. BTW, here's my own song: https://geomccalip.bandcamp.com/track/santa-claus-is-coming
Will you boycott or protest against tRumps military parade on Labor Day?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 7, 2018:
You do realize those are not mutually exclusive options, don't you?
But...Talk about White Peeples that could sing? OMG! Judith Durham. A Goddess! No one was better...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 7, 2018:
Another one... https://youtu.be/PSxwqBJLU8A
Grumpy Cat... (L)
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2019:
R.I.P. Grumpy Cat
Scottish Barstool for Kilt Wearers
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
The first time somebody tries sliding off of that the barkeep will be in danger of losing his life.
Really no marriage necessary
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2019:
Oops! Not a good sign!
If he only had a brain! [facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
Love the last line. "What would you do with a brain if you had one?"
If we are not Vigilant... [care2.]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 20, 2019:
We don't have a "refuge" for Trump and the other traitors with open season, but this makes me wonder...
81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. Religious scholar Reza Aslan posits that President...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 3, 2018:
The Evangelical support for Trump is starting to fade. At their latest convention the Southern Baptists actually voted to start moving away from the Republican Party.
Confession of an Anti-GMO Activist - WSJ
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Please get your facts straight. There is a distinct difference between hybrids and GMOs. Hybrids occur naturally, although humans may speed the process with selective breeding. GMOs only occur when genetic material from one species is artificially inserted into the genes of a completely different species. This can even go so far as to insert genetic material from an animal into the genes of a plant, or vice versa. That has not been going on for hundreds of years, much less thousands. Using hybrids to justify GMOs is like using fireworks to justify atomic bombs. Facts, people. They matter.
Do you love where you live? Why? I'm giving some serious thought to leaving my home Chicago in ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I absolutely love Long Beach. The theater, art and poetry scenes here are far more than what you would expect in a city this size (470,000). But it is the music that blows me away. On any given evening you can find at least one open mic, but you would be hard pressed to find a single bad performance in a week's worth of open mics. It's not just the quantity and quality of the music, it's the variety, too. I host one of those open mics every Wednesday, and I never cease to be amazed. It's not at all uncommon to have someone singing opera, followed by someone singing country, followed by a rapper, followed by Hawaiian music, followed by someone singing show tunes, followed by a group doing R&B and Motown, followed by a classical guitarist, followed by someone from South America, followed by a talented singer/songwriter, followed by someone doing punk, with me wrapping it up doing a couple of protest songs on ukulele. And we manage to get in a poet or three, too. At the truly professional level, Long Beach was the home of Bird Land West with Charlie Parker, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Snoop Dog; the Carpenters were from nearby Downey, but came out of the music program at Cal State Long Beach. We have a symphony and ballet company, as well as Musical Theater West which does top notch off Broadway productions. And, if for some reason you can't find enough here, you can take on the traffic, or avail yourself of the Blue Line (light rail) and go into LA. Along with the music we have a great variety of food. Of course we have some great Mexican food, but we also have Peruvian and Honduran restaurants. In addition to Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese, we also have Cambodian. In one block in downtown you can find Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Irish pub grub, Italian, and a fish house. As for the climate, it's Southern California on the ocean. We occasionally get very strong winds, but they are much warmer that what Chicago gets. If you really want snow, you can go visit it a couple of hours away in the mountains; it's very civilized arrangement. I won't tell you traffic is no problem, but I find more than enough to do within easy bicycling distance that I drive less than 40 miles/month. and most of that is trips to Trader Joe's, Target, Staples, etc. While the cost of housing here has risen noticeably in the last few years, it is still the most affordable place on the ocean anywhere between Malibu and the Mexican border. And my annual bill for heating and cooling (ceiling fan, no A/C) is in the lower end of double digits.
This is accurate
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Only one cat?
Please tell me this is true! [m.facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Here's the picture:
This is some of what the Orange Baboon was tweeting today. He's about as presidential as a used ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Sad. Bigly sad.
Mississippi
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 17, 2019:
What did we do to deserve this punishment?
My father was adopted as a child so he had a rough ride and when I was facing bullies because I was ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
There is a certain orange bully that some one in DC needs to grow balls and stand up to.
What’s the origin of your Agnostic.com name?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 19, 2018:
My name is Geo. McCalip. Geo. is the abbreviation for George. One of my favorite nicknames has been Mic. When looking for a handle years ago I came up with mcgeo as a short form of McGeorge. That was taken so I added the 52, the year I was born.
You heathens eat pineapple on pizza?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 10, 2018:
No. It's us pagans that appreciate pineapple on our pizza. The heathens (i.e., those of the heath; the country bumpkins) have never had pineapple on their pizza. When they try it they tend to convert and join us.
So I ended up jamming my finger so bad that it popped and the knuckle broke I have 11 stitches was ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Sorry about the finger, but tell me again why big Pharma doesn't want marijuana legalized.
Todd Starnes Sold Us a War on Christianity. We Bought It. - Christ and Pop Culture
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2019:
Seems like every time Windows updates on my Windows 10 machine I need to go in and clear a bunch of ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 27, 2018:
They're Microsoft. They don't care. They don't have to.
One is smart. The other is a nut. Guess which is which?
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Is this a trick question?
I'm not sure why the music groups are hating on PMJ, but if we are talking about singers. Meet ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 7, 2018:
Love PMJ.
This is what I was curious about when I was stoned this morning. If man hadn't evolved to screw ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
The short answer is no.
In response to a comment on the behaviour of women, on behalf of the group I posted the following: ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 19, 2018:
I miss Bruce (Utah). He was one of my favorite people to hang out with. One of the highest compliments I have ever been paid was being called the Utah Phillips of ukulele.
The other view of Mt Rushmore
mcgeo52 comments on Mar 11, 2019:
I believe it was Sinclair Broadcasting that wanted to put Trump on Mt. Rushmore. From this angle that seems like it would be redundant.
How Liberals are Destroying America!!!
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
How will we ever survive such radical ideas? Next thing you know they're going to want to ring back the 40 hour work week.
Anyone here still have any imaginary friends?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 23, 2018:
Then there is this...
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.
[marketwatch.com] FBI has 45 on tape talking to Playboy Bunny.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 7, 2018:
This is old news; July 20.
45 Was looking stupid long before this. [l.facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 27, 2018:
G.M. is not making tRump look stupid. He doesn't need any help with that.
Favourite Xmas Cards, Anyone? Share them if you got them.
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
This is one of my favorites that I have received. If your youth was as misspent as mine you may recognize the artist.
The photography of Mariel Clayton. I am a doll, toy, and miniature photographer as a hobby. I ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Very impressive work. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Apologies if I give offense but I just wanted to post something nice for a change. Do you remember ...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 8, 2018:
For this one we will forgive you. Great post.
Which was your first cell phone? ( mine was 16) ??
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 21, 2018:
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Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, probably 20 years ago (i.e, 1998 ) if I remember correctly.
So what is your most hated song of alltime? The one that you have heard so many times that you just ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 26, 2018:
Ain't No Sunshine When She'e Gone. I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, ad nauseum.
Why republicans love dumb presidents. Not sure if I posted this or not. I run out of posts fast. I ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 25, 2019:
A Sisyphean task.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 7, 2018:
Heil, Twitler!
Pee Tape Reel ? [facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Somebody was having too much fun. I hope they keep up the good work.
Looks like the Tangerine Twit got his feelings hurt again, but that pesky 1st Amendment is getting ...
mcgeo52 comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Un-fucking-believable!! All to stroke Trump's ego!! Park Service diverts $2.5 million in fees for...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
One mention of anything that can be constryed as campaigning and the bill for the entire event goes to the Trump campaign and the RNC. If they don't pay it, charge the offenders with violating the Hatch Act.
Good thing Trump has nothing to hide. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Retweeted Mark Knoller: ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 5, 2019:
Don't look now, Donnie, but even if you are under audit (and we all know that's a lie), it won't save you. AOC is right, Congress did not ask you. Today (Wednesday, April 3) U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, officially submitted a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig asking for the individual income returns of Trump for tax years 2013 through 2018. Per 26 USC 6103: ( f ) **Disclosure to Committees of Congress** ( 1 ) **Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation** Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, **the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request**, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure. Is that your border wall I see coming out the back of your pants, Donnie?
Well they did screw up the vote and the recount proved it but still not enough for me to come ahead ...
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
More than nine of them will probably die off between now and the next election.
Tell Congress: Investigate Trump's tax fraud! trump is nothing but a low life Criminal, still ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 10, 2018:
If the Dems take control of the House, the head of the Finance Committee will have the power to subpoena all of tRumps tax records. Care to guess how much fun Maxine waters will have doing that? Oh, yeah!
Universal truth
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 14, 2019:
The modern version of American Fascism began with the Powell Memo. Look it up if you are not familiar with it.
What a dive ! [facebook.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Yummy!!!
Trump continues with his temper tantrum sticking with his delusional "wall" while turtle neck ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
He and his spawn can go live on the border for a month. With all of the indictments coming down they should be able to shit enough bricks to build the wall without it costing us a penny.
[dqzrr9k4bjpzk.cloudfront.net] Buy 'em, wear 'em, share 'em.
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 28, 2019:
https://www.zazzle.com/nixon_knew_trump_did_too_button-145010736144664528
John Oliver and the green new deal. The end is the BEST!! But watch the whole thing. :) ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 14, 2019:
I had seen the Bill Nye segment by itself on Facebook. This gives it some context.
It's all about the horns.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Brilliant.
Butt Kisser Attorney General
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2019:
His nose isn't really brown. It's really just a very deep shade of orange.
Another reason this holiday is bullshit. I paid 143.00 dollars in wrapping paper for secret santa at...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
Haven't you ever heard of the 99 Cent Store?
The reason I had trouble in school is i was always in the hall
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
What is the square root of 69? Eight something.
I love a parade, especially when it honors a lying, traitorous, self agrandizing, low life bottom ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Monsato.... need I say more?
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
https://youtu.be/LA9NOPhkEwk
9/11 and 11/9 -Two Worst Days in US History
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
So far...
Paul Manafort’s transfer from Rikers Island shows how corrupt the DOJ really is By Harry Litman...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 20, 2019:
While I agree with the point of the article, the author has a credibility problem. Rikers is a NY city jail, not a state penitentiary.
Feels like it's true....
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Nope. Putin's bitch should be wearing the apron.
The Dr. is in somebody's house.
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I understand he's in a big house.
Man with NO VALUES.
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I respectfully disagree. There is a full blown war on Christian values. It is being waged by those who call themselves Christian and continue to support Trump and what he stands for.
JustKidding
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 24, 2018:
Hell to the NO! [outdooralliance.org]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 7, 2018:
TL;DR: NO!!! Longer answer: I move we table this idea until the third Thursday after hell freezes over for the thirteenth time. Alternatively, Sen. Mike Lee can take his proposal, print it out on large grit sand paper, fold it five ways and put it where the sun doesn't shine (assuming there is enough room in there with his head). I would say how I really feel about this but there might be ladies reading these comments.
I didn't know exactly where to share this. With Pussy Grabbers in Chief and Ecumenical council of ...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
The really scary thing is that Mike Pence's wet dream is "to hasten the return of Christ" by starting Armageddon. He's one heartbeat away from the button. Sleep well tonight.
Paul Manafort pressured by Russians to pay back debt while Trump's campaign chair, Time magazine ...
mcgeo52 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
And tRump owed the Russians many times what Manafort owes them. The math on this is not difficult.
Wasted money (Not sure if this a repeat - my collection got away from me...)
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2019:
I just saw this about an hour ago. A friend of mine has a band called "The Funhouse Porcupines." I posted it on his fb page and he loves it.
Goodbye to Joe, a great dog and a good friend.
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
My condolences to you and all the rest of Joe's friends. You were lucky to have him in your lives.
Full name...
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 3, 2018:
This is funny.
‘Lock him up!’: Calls grow for Mnuchin to be jailed for interfering with the release of ...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Five years in federal prison, and not able to ever hold a position in the federal government again sound like a reasonable start if he doesn't obey the law. A pardon could be challenged given that the crime directly benefits tRump. Plus, a pardon should be construed as obstruction of justice and grounds for impeachment.
So @McVinegar needed a pimp, cuz he's lacking the pointstitution skills to make it on his own. He's ...
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Congratulations to @Jonado. It looks like she got over 3,000 points in one day and has over 2,700 past Level 8. @Sukisue still needs almost 3,000. @McVinegar needs just under 1,000.
With extra cheese
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Hey, cut the dude some slack. At least he can still count to to two.
Best thing about living in NY is all the options for vegan vegetarian food
mcgeo52 comments on Nov 4, 2018:
I believe Long Beach has at least six vegan restaurants with more coming soon. There are also a number of other restaurants that serve primarily vegetarian and have some really good vegan selections. Not bad for a city of 250,000.
So, I was at a book club. It is an atheist/Christian book club. We discuss an atheist book one month...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 10, 2018:
That was one of the big reasons Jimmy Carter left his church. So you and I are not alone on this.
It takes a certain kind of person to put a rabid dog down, a not very easy act of kindness to ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Whatever happened to the oath that people took to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and...?
G:17 One of Australia's most loved poems "the Man from Snowy River" written by A. B. (Banjo) ...
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Thank you. This was amazing.
"While recapping great military victories, President Trump stumbled, failing to read the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 5, 2019:
The part about the airports was only one of the four monumentally stupid things in that sentence.
Lesson learned
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Oh, oh!
When I tweet back to tRump, I know he does not read them, but it makes me feel good:
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 11, 2018:
Brilliant response.
Do better next time
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 18, 2018:
"Do better next time"? If it's that bad, why do think there might be a next time?
Just for you Don. ?
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Because what's a pecker without a schmuck?
Words of wisdom from probably the smartest guy I know. We all know this, but the way he worded it is...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 25, 2019:
While Trump has us all distracted with what he is doing to the children, what is he doing to the adults????
Faux tuna on pumpernickel thanks to the wonder of the amazing chickpea.
mcgeo52 comments on Sep 29, 2018:
Just had faux tuna on teleras for dinner Wednesday evening. I host an open mic and need to set up between 6:00 and 7:00 so I eat during the open mic, and sandwiches make a handy dinner. And, yes, I had corn chips with mine, too.
The meme haul from July 4th keeps coming in...
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 7, 2019:
Funny stuff.
Sneezing and 'bless you'?
mcgeo52 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
"Bless you" actually originated during the days of the plague. Since sneezing was a sign of infection, "Bless you" was a response acknowledging that the person sneezing would soon be dead. It was seen almost as a curse. Knowing the history of the phrase, there are some people I will say it to. Generally I stick with, "Gesundheit!"
Everyone knows bird is the word!
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Years ago one of the programmers on KCRW, the NPR station at Santa Monica College, was very unceremoniously informed just before going on air that it would be his last show. He had just enough time to get to the station's music library and pull every copy of "Bird Is the Word" that they had. They must have had almost every version ever recorded because for two solid hours he "flipped the station manager the bird" by playing nothing but that song.
Nothing more than coddling and votes at the expense of everyone !!! [patheos.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 21, 2018:
This is bad enough as reported here, but it is even more dangerous than the article points out. Revoking the tax-exempt status of a churches that backs political candidates can be specifically approved by the commissioner of the agency. So the commissioner of the agency could decide to revoke, say, the tax exempt status of all churches that back the candidate of the opposing party.
This can be frustrating. ?
mcgeo52 comments on Aug 13, 2018:
Groceries and car key in my left hand. Key ring with mailbox and apartment key in my right hand. Stop at the box and get the mail. Open the apartment door. Put the key ring in my pocket. Drop the car key and mail on the desk just inside the door. Put the groceries away. At least that is the way it is supposed to work; usually it does.
How about sharing some love with me today? I want to hit Level 7. Yes, today I'm a points whore.
mcgeo52 comments on Jan 30, 2019:
Points? You want points? Ok.
Will Iran be attacked the day Mueller testifies?
mcgeo52 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Ask Vlad.
Classy, huh?
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Rosalynn Carter has more class in her sweaty little finger when she is working with Habitat for Humanity that Melinia will have total in her entire life.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest - Denis...
mcgeo52 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I'd settle for the last priest being strangled with the entrails of the last king. I'm not picky.