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CoachMark

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Middle Aged Progressive living on land stolen from the Tunxis. Struggling to learn to play guitar. Dad to two sons. Dog Dad to three dogs. Music lover, striving to spread #kindness.

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This Crew Is Totally Beatable
just need to believe they can do it.

By David Frum

At the climax of the last night, ’s nomination-acceptance speech was a disheveled mess, endless & boring. He spoke for 93 mins, the longest such speech on record. The runner-up was another Trump speech, in 2016, but that earlier effort had a certain sinister energy to it. This one limped from dull to duller.


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2024/07/donald-trump-republican-party-nomineee/679109/

CoachMark ,
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@Nonilex but why aren't we winning by a mile?

It's so frustrating

CoachMark ,
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@Nonilex too humble?

All these pols have one level or another of narcissism in their personalities. I don't buy the too humble line.

I think what the problem is - people want to see the "Future" or "Hope for the Future" in their candidate - someone to get excited about for the years to come - and neither guy has that any longer (in fact it's long since been gone with both of them). Meanwhile so many capable leaders have been forced to wait their turn and to sit on the sidelines.

We could be missing out on greatness that we'll never know, learn about or experience as a result.

This isn't saying Joe hasn't done a good job in his first term. He has, under a lot of pressure. However - I think he and the DNC failed to read the tea leaves as to what the general population want. The - well people voted for him in the primaries argument doesn't mean a hill of beans either - because, well, he didn't face a true challenge or challenger due to respect for incumbent norms.

It should be a blowout and instead we are playing catch up and might never get there.

Maddening.

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CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff Bye Lou

sollat , to random
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Milli says:

“THROWS BACK THURSDAYS? AM SIT IN MINE SINK LIKE EARLY DAYS! YOU DO PICTURE, LADY!”

The same cat, more white and smaller, sitting in a bathroom sink in March 2021.

CoachMark ,
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@sollat She's the cutest!

Nonilex , (edited ) to random
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In evident typoglycemia, I totally read the second WaPo headline listed here as “virtual eye roll”

Cuz, I’m so over this fantasy that it is at all feasible to replace as the Democratic nominee.

Deal with it Dems, you might think he’s too old or whatever, it doesn’t matter.

We must defeat .

Joe Biden can stay up in the residence like Roosevelt. I trust his team. I trust his MVP .

CoachMark ,
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@JKirkpatrick @Nonilex and how sad is it that neither one may be able to complete a 4 year term, yet they are the two options we have to vote for (or against more like it)?

Really sad in my opinion.

flexghost , (edited ) to random
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Should Biden be the nominee?

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost The better question might be, should Biden have kept his promise to serve for only 1 term vs. going again for round 2.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost I was listening to a guest on NPR last week. She was on point in some of her assessment of the current situation. Her argument was for whatever reason this "old guard" of Democratic Party leaders won't let go of power to enable younger, potentially way more capable liberal and progressive leaders to take the reins.

She pointed out that Biden first took his senate seat when when Roe V Wade was first settled - and he was in the White House while it was overturned.

She argued that a lot of good that was done in the 70s and 80s are now being rolled back in the 2000s while a generation or two of great liberal leaders have been forced to sit on the sidelines due to narcissism or a fear to let go of power by the likes of Nancy and Joe et al.

It rang true to me - we may be missing out on amazing leadership that we may never be able to re-capture again with a loss in this election.

Think about how many names could be in higher leadership roles right now. Abrams, Beto, Mayor Pete, Kamala (I mean she can only do so much as VP) and more - all that leadership potential to do good and make real change for the future, may be lost forever.

I guess we'll soon see in a few months.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost Yep, and the old guard fails to see the harm they are doing even when it's right in front of their faces.

And what are we stuck with - the only option - to vote for the same thing over and over and over again even though we know better options exist, because well, because the other side is so fucking brutally awful, we have no other choice.

Madness.

GottaLaff , (edited ) to random
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CORRECTED:

Politico is doing its damndest to try to sabotage Biden again.

I've gotten at least 3 alerts in the last 5 minutes about how "dozens of House Dems" are trying to change the date of the NOMINATION.... not convention.

My bad.

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff Axios reporting it too

Nonilex , to random
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has made his pick for .
Marco Rubio & Doug Burgum are out.

Sources familiar with the decision said the pick will be announced at 3:30 CT at the convention in Milwaukee.

Four sources told NBC News that Rubio has been told he's out, & three sources said Burgum has also been notified.

That means the pick will likely be .


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-set-reveal-vp-pick-monday-rcna161875

CoachMark ,
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@Nonilex didn't Vance lie about some of his service accomplishments?

So a draft dodger and a service liar in their ticket. Sounds about right.

CoachMark ,
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@Nonilex Oh you are right. Vance just flipped his stance on trump in his quest for power, eh?

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Caturday art appreciation

CoachMark ,
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@sollat 😍

flexghost , to random
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** IT’S HERE! FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC THREAD ON **

Tonight’s theme is:

👕🇹 SONGS IN THE KEY OF T! 🇹👕

🎵 I Pity The Foo That Don’t Post Songs That Start With The Letter T along with what you’re drinking.🎶

I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true

🍷 Spandau Ballet - True + Iced T and Bourbon🍸

Post often • share • make some friends

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost this fits the bill

https://youtu.be/2IgjUYrDbWI?si=XbaG7uBaI2cDMdxV

Tullamore D.E.W. with one big ice cube tonight.

Happy Friday, flex!

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost thank you.

GottaLaff , to random
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🏆

Asked about the 'Vice President Trump' gaffe and Trump using that to mock him, President ends the press conference with this: "Listen to him."

CoachMark ,
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@Joe_Hill @GottaLaff I love Joe and will vote for him. But we need to pick up the phone to the bullpen and get someone warming up fast.

He's exhausted and running out of pitches. We may need someone to come in and get us the save.

This reply may be unpopular but I'm sure I'm not alone.

I'll vote for the guy as I've said a bunch of times. But he didn't help his cause tonight or with his mixup earlier in the day.

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Not good.

Its JOEVER

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost oh fuck no.

Please tell me that's altered.

Fuck

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost he needs to do some serious soul searching.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost time to head to the bullpen phone and call in the reliever. This is too bad

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost he sounds worn out. It's sad. I like him too and will vote for him or whoever is on the Democratic ticket, but he's not sharp, he sounds so weak and exhausted.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost Jill needs to step in and help him.

sollat , to random
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Printer Monitor
Gardener Monitor
Everything Monitor

#Cats

CoachMark ,
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@sollat 😻

flexghost , to random
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Lauren Boebert is an absolute embarrassment

We need minimum standards for people to serve in congress.

Hearing with Boebert making an ass out of herself for the billionth time

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost Now do her "nemesis" from Georgia - MTG -

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost true!

Mornin, flex. Have a good day. Stay cool.

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CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff Of course!

CoachMark , to random
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The Woof Crew send you all tail wags and greetings - I hope you are managing your Wednesday as best you can. Woof!

GottaLaff , to random
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Good grief.

Via Justin Baragona:

Sebastian Gorka describing Kamala Harris on Newsmax tonight:

"She's a DEI hire, right? She's a woman. She's colored. Therefore, she's got to be good."

https://mediamatters.org/newsmax/newsmaxs-sebastian-gorka-kamala-harris-shes-dei-hire-shes-woman-shes-colored

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff that tool is still getting air time

Yuck

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff 🤮

flexghost , to random
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“This summer: let be who is without sin kick the first ass”
-Jesus Part II: Die Harder

Why is a church giving away an AR 15 instead of meals to the needy?

MURICA that’s why!

🇺🇸

News broadcast or meek individual who has nothing to hide giving out guns at his church

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost This isn't a comedy skit - it's real? WTF?

Brings a different context to killing in the name of, I guess.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost Spectacularly crazy - but that's on brand, eh?

Mornin, flex!

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost Thanks. Have a good day.

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I explained to her why I was upset about the beef jerky, but look at her face? Do you think any of it got through?

Is this the face of remorse?

CoachMark ,
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@futurebird No Effs given face.

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GottaLaff , to random
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NYT, sure. But Axios can also bite me. Their headlines/alerts are consistently anti-Biden.

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff Yup - the list is long

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Omg calm down, media. I haven’t even had my coffee yet.

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost It's a bit ridiculous at this point, isn't it?

OutOnTheMoors , to random
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Lots of lessons for the US from France today, the most important being what the voters really said:
"We're not happy with [the president] either, but we're not going to let the Right steal the country through our apathy."

CoachMark ,
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@OutOnTheMoors 🤞🤞

CoachMark ,
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@OutOnTheMoors sanity prevailed?

CoachMark ,
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@OutOnTheMoors I like it.

CoachMark ,
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@OutOnTheMoors I approve of it - whatever they choose to call it. 😂

GottaLaff , to random
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👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼French election 2024 live: exit poll shows shock win for left-green alliance as far right falls to third

New Popular Front predicted to get 172-192 seats, with Marine Le Pen’s far-right RN and allies down in third
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jul/07/french-election-2024-results-latest-france-news-marine-le-pen-national-rally-emmanuel-macron?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff 🥳

flexghost , to random
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** IT’S HERE! FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC THREAD ON #MastodonMusic **

Tonight’s theme is:

🗑️🚮 ABSOLUTE GARBAGE! 🚮🗑️

🎵 If you make the same face for a song as you do when someone says “smell this” then you need to post it along with what you’re drinking. 🎶

Bonus points if its a terrible song other people love

Yeah, uh huh you know what’s it’s been
White & purple white & purple
White & purple white & purple

🍷 Chet Haze - White and Purple + Natty Light🍸

Post often • share • make some friends

Chet Haze being all douchey - honestly whatever your envisioning as you listen to this? that's what he looks like

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost how's about this?
https://youtu.be/tOmKGjy-Ct0?si=Ya_6YAo1iFld1JRM

Drinking some red wine

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CoachMark ,
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@sollat 🙌🙌😍😍

CoachMark , to random
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Find the 🐢

GottaLaff , to random
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Via Emptywheel:

Remember that time in 2020 when there was a big cover-up about having COVID with the result that he showed up to the debate, after nearly killing Chris Christie, as a full-blown infection vector?

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff Did you see where he lied and said he knows nothing about Project 25 and the mainstream media just runs with it instead of calling bullshit.

So ridiculous

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff I can't keep up with you. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

CoachMark ,
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@GottaLaff 🙌 🙌

flexghost , to random
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Fuck fireworks.

How did everyone’s pets do?

CoachMark ,
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@flexghost here are our three. Gideon up top, Ruby next to him and Samson below.

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@flexghost Thanks flex. They are a good group most of the time and we love em dearly.

May your dogs have a great day today. Give em some pets from Coach.

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