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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

I do not read SoraNews except on JT, so I totally missed the Metallica comment in Abe's NYSE speech about Abenomics seven years ago. It probably came up in a Nikkan Sports interview because Abe heard Enter Sandman while viewing Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera's retirement game three days earlier. That is an odd bit of Abe trivia in any case.

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Posted in: Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7 to reach reach World Series See in context

@sal--I usually defend Japanese players in MLB, but Tsutsugo has pretty much disappeared this offseason. Not enough offense for the manager to use him full time. Given that he is questionable to play much in the WS, I expect the games will stay on the same Broadast Satellite/BS channels 1 or 2 that show all the other overseas baseball games.

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Posted in: New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win See in context

@Cricky--good point about her being non elitist. In contrast, America's DonT never goes out to restaurants in DC where he supposedly lives and works. He has to fly back to NYC, Bedminster or Mar A Lago just to have a meal around the public, who even then are private club members. Amazing all the travel $750 in taxes got converted into.

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Posted in: Trump blasts Michigan Gov Whitmer; crowd chants 'lock her up' See in context

In the Michigan Kidnapper Militia case, much like the Bundy occupation in Oregon, a contributing problem was a rogue sheriff helping to justify their kook plans. One of Michigans 80 some sheriffs, Dar Leaf, has been quoted that it is alright to make a citizens arrest on people commiting a felony. The militia yokels hear that and it pushes them closer to the brink. Fortunately the sane sheriffs have stepped in to say you should never attempt a citizens arrest of politicians who have their own police guard detail.

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Posted in: TikTok video propels Fleetwood Mac classic into top 100 See in context

Rock that is tame enough to be played on radio in country dominant areas? Still a stretch to label them that way.

Real country rock was edgier fare by Gram Parsons with Flying Burrito Bros and Byrds, Neil Young, the Band, Poco, later another wave with Uncle Tupelo and the Jayhawks etc.

I would stick Fleetwood Mac in the LA laid back rock category with people like the Eagles, Jackson Brown and Joni Mitchell.

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Posted in: Security guard held on suspicion of murder in shooting at Denver political rallies See in context

@Black, statues are just artistic symbols of old political ideology. Easy to make new ones if they are needed. Two or two hundred being damaged is still not in the same league as fatal shootings by the CO rancher/guard or other screw ups like Kyle Rittenhouse.

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Posted in: Security guard held on suspicion of murder in shooting at Denver political rallies See in context

They are both an embarassment to rural Coloradan farm/ranch culture. Invading the big city and fighting to the death in front of the Denver Art Museum? What a waste.

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Posted in: Security guard held on suspicion of murder in shooting at Denver political rallies See in context

Eh, I am going with the Denver Post and police over wild eyed rumors. It appears that neither person in this tragedy was strongly involved in any political movement. The illegally unlicensed guard with a ranching and dog breeding background, and the tattooed Navy vet victim who made cowboy hats for a living. A case of redneck on redneck violence most likely. What is the cliche about playing stupid games?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins 2nd U.S. Open title See in context

I think it is valid to compare how a player relates to different coaches. Naomi had a lawsuit stemming from one of her early coaches claiming a share of her lifetime earnings. If all her coaches were like that she would be broke. So it made sense for her dad to do some interim stints.

The German coach who got her to number 1 knew a lot from working with Serena Williams and that is who Naomi beat to clinch the US Open. Her current coach used to work with Azarenka and wah-lah look who Naomi beat for the title. Maybe she gets more insider tips than her dad would have access to.

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Posted in: Osaka to face Azarenka in U.S. Open final See in context

@browny--those absent ladies will not retain their top ten ratings by missing a year of Slams. Finalist Azarenka is a former number 1 who fell to 27 partly due to dealing with a long court battle to have custody of her own child I believe. So a compelling opponent no matter what number she is ranked in 2020.

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

@b4f--I am pulling for you and your people at the chili farm, and even the unnecessarily pretentious private jet, to pull through this in one piece. You made it through the Kumamoto quake so you can weather this too, and be back to talking smack here in no time.

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Posted in: Arrests made at anti-lockdown rallies in Australia See in context

Lead photo caption: the junior sushi chef position at Hotel New Ohtani remains vacant for another day.

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

Not only must we contend with Typhoon Haishen, now there is a fur ball shaped one called HanshinKoshien too? The other five rival storms in the central will not brook this affront.

If Dolphin-Kujira merge, it might spontaneously generate a new mascot!

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

@oyatoi--this is an AP article so we get the internationally recognized storm names. For storm coverage without the Maysak, Haishen or Kujira, there is Japanese TV or JMA website.

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Posted in: Trump pays highest respect to 'great friend' Abe See in context

If they want to be lifetime pals, there is a youthful leader a ways up from Japan who could send a few of his friendly letter writing tips through diplomatic back channels.

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Posted in: Trump pays highest respect to 'great friend' Abe See in context

Hard to imagine what these two learned from each other.

At least Bush II balanced Koizumi' cheesy visit to Graceland with a tour of a more significant Memphis landmark, the motel where MLK was murdered.

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Posted in: Trump: NBA has become like 'a political organization' See in context

Bob guarantees it because his distant matrilineal cousin is the NHL commish somebody or other.

Wait until he spills the beans about his two brothers in law, Adam Silver and Rob Manfred.

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Posted in: Trump: NBA has become like 'a political organization' See in context

@bob--weak owners ceding power?

Yeah, I doubt owner Betsy DeVos can create a team with the flabby members of her bridge club, the Trump children, etc. But that would sell tickets like gangbusters for the novelty of 100 point trouncings.

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Posted in: Trump: NBA has become like 'a political organization' See in context

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and family could sell a yacht or seven to top up the Orlando Magic payroll.

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Posted in: Video shows armed Belarus president as protests roil capital See in context

I predict all the Rambo cosplay will wear out a guy in his 60s, especially when his security detail leaves to be with their family and friends in the peaceful protest rally.

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Posted in: Video shows armed Belarus president as protests roil capital See in context

@KWBO--ha good point. I am sure there were some puppies and kittens frolicking on the fringes too.

But how often do you get to see a paranoid president gripping a rifle as he runs from a helicopter like a bit role in a Steven Seagal action flick. If only there were some way to get a still photo from a news video...

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Posted in: Biden raises $26 mil in 24 hours after VP announcement See in context

Wha? Trump and Ivanka were Harris donors? It is pretty funny, like how most of the cons on JT voted for Obama not once but twice, unless they are habitually lying about it.

Trump lawyer Rudy can angle for a pardon for his boss on the last day of the Harris presidency in the 2030s. Poor Don will be in XXL adult diapers by that stage.

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Posted in: Biden, Harris lash out at Trump at debut of historic VP choice See in context

@blacklabel--your source D'souza pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegal campaign donation. He had to spend 8 months in a halfway house. He needed to lobby Don T to symbolically pardon him. Sounds like a great role model (for the cons).

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani wants to keep pitching despite arm troubles See in context

Only Nomo was a stud? Not sure how Ma-kun is faring this year, but Maeda and Darvish are consistently good despite some setbacks over the years. Maeda went from a reduced reliever role @ LAD to being the ace starter of the Twins pitching staff. Darvish got back in the groove with the Cubs last year and seems to be following through again in 2020. His stat line looked wonky with a record number of no decisions.

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Posted in: TikTok lovers rage against Trump threat of U.S. ban See in context

Trump will drop his ban when they change their name to his favorite pastime, Locker Room Tit Talk.

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Posted in: Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill See in context

@B4F--since you voted Obama as you love to remind us, it means you already gave Biden your vote in the past.

It will be a cinch to get fence sitters to mark the D box again. Just stare at any picture of haggard Trump for a few milliseconds and they should be good to go.

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani doesn't record out in return to mound See in context

Maddon is a great manager, he is saying Ohtani will have to become a more intense battler like Arietta to succeed in the big leagues. But this season barely matters with 102 games cut from the schedule, cardboard cutouts filling the seats, etc. How are beer and hot dog sales doing? 2020 is a bust.

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Posted in: What do you think of some of the Japanese titles given to foreign movies when they are distributed in Japan? See in context

Creative juices were overflowing when they renamed the one with Jeff Daniels and his daughter chasing migrating fowl on an ultralight plane.

Fly Away Home--way too wordy. Boiled down to generic Goose.

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Posted in: Trump's defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington See in context

Puerto Rican OLR served 36 years in Leavenworth, the longest of any FALN member.

How much time did Roger Stone do again? My theory is Trump didn't want Stone to suffer the humiliation of having other prisoners mocking his Richard Nixon back tattoo.

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Posted in: Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizations overshadow July 4 celebrations See in context

One avid Trump fanboy wants us to believe that a negative number of cases of COVID is possible. That means less than zero. Lets do math says the charlatan.

Negatory on that nonsense.

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