In which we post yet another ten thousand plus interesting or amusing - or neither - tweets

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  1. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I only gave you rep because there's no negative rep...
     
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  2. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fantastic tweet. Would have been better with a 3 dealing with the media

     
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  3. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    [/QUOTE]

    This response was spot on - "The real rub is both major Party voters think the other side are the fascists."

    Yep. The hope against facism is that independents 1) recognize that both sides don't do it and 2) regard voting against facism as being more important than, say, oil prices or Biden's age. That's a dangerous bet to make.
     
  4. MattR

    MattR Member+

    Jun 14, 2003
    Reston
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right, but why are zero democrats beating this drum?

    If there is a debate, I want Biden to ask the Republican nominee why they spend so much time trying to get elected when they think election results are predetermined and the fix is in.

    And then I want him to ask why Republicans don't seem to accept electoral losses.

    And then I want him to say that if Republicans are elected in 2024 it appears likely that Democrats will not be allowed to vote or their votes will not be counted in 2026 and beyond, and we can expect a permanent unelected one-party Republican super majority.
     
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  5. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just can't wrap my head around the idea that people become rich and powerful by holding the people who make them rich and powerful in utter contempt.

    I mean--I believe it, I just can't imagine being one of those people.
     
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  7. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
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  8. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Harrumph! Get offa my lawn!

    Brown shoes are OK with a (dark) blue suit, but does anyone under 50 wear a watch at all? But I agree with the general gist--people wear shorts, tank tops and flip-flops to church for Christ's sake! Well, at least white people do, in Black churches people get dressed up, including some of the most elaborate hats.
     
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  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    AND STAY OFF IT!

    Sharp people under 50 wear one, and it should be mechanical.
    People should dress comfortably in church.

    My dark suits get black shoes and belt. Brown and blue is for young people, like skinny suits, or suits that enhance a muscular physique. If you're swole like an NFL DB, drop the suit. It's not your job.

    That's a sad reminder of how we're or how we were kept out of certain jobs, jobs that required a certain type of attire. It causes some of us with menial labor/wage jobs to dress well for things that don't matter. Black atty friend of mine was walking near the courthouse (fairly pricy commercial rents there, and his office is one of them. Couple of young White thugs asked him where hsi church was.
     
  10. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Kazuma to the white courtesy phone.

    (My 25 year old son wears a watch. His 55 year-old father does not).
     
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  11. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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  12. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    #2337 raza_rebel, Sep 20, 2023
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    This is the first thing I noticed when I went from a Catholic church to a non-denominational church (the Hillsboro kind in the Ballston area of Arlington Va). I dressed like I just left the office (sans tie). The POC dressed as if they all went to catholic school too. Everyone else was scattershot. Younger people dressed much more in everyday clothes, jeans and all. Like they were going to church but also meeting with friends later and didn't want to change clothes. The nuns who taught me would have a conniption fit if they saw someone enter the church in jeans.
     
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  13. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    He's also breaching the ministerial code, using government to promote party.

     
  14. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    I just bought a Garmin. Decided I should try tracking my health and runs.
     
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  15. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Right, I’m an old fart and I have a Fitbit…. Even though it lies..:)

    It shows my pulse now at 88bpm. If I check with finger and watch it’s 55. Blood pressure reading is just silly, like 119/65. I wish. Sometimes it tells me my sleep time, well this morning it said 1 hr 2 mins and I slept like a baby.

    It’s close with steps though and the time is perfect. :)
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  16. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Outside of my 84 year old father I don’t know anybody who wears a watch. Except for a few coworkers with Apple Watches, but that’s something else entirely.
     
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  17. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I think I stopped wearing one in the late 80s or early 90s. Just no need for them.
     
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  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  19. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I do. 35, soon to be 36. I own six at the moment. My current go-to is a Timex Ironman ($45 on Amazon, a bargain). I wear that one for a lot of things but mainly for a lot of active stuff. I got into watch collecting for two reasons: I liked the looks of some and I wanted a way to stop looking at my phone for the time. Whenever I checked my phone, 5, 10 minutes would pass and repeat. It's a lot easier to take a quick glance at my wrist than to check my phone. And of course, there's a security reason why a watch is beneficial. Plus, they have a longer shelf life than a smartphone or a smart watch.

    I also do a lot of adventurous stuff outside, a watch on my wrist is more secure than pulling my phone out when I'm hiking, paddleboarding, biking or climbing. I do have watches for more normal occasions like work, a date, or just out and about.
     
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  21. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    The older I get, the more I realize my lapsed Catholic upbringing plays a part in how I dress depending on the occasion. Especially when it comes to a religious event.
     
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  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  23. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  24. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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