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Suzanne

Suzanne

I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.

  • dubinsky

    what did you mean about “slinging hash”, tuttle?

    I once had a pound of Lebanese hash sent to me from Hawaii…….I don’t suppose that you might….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eif7su3xZQ

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne

    hey dub — tut works in the kitchen at a restaurant…. i’m sure it was a food related reference….. 🙁

    how ya doing tonight?

  • dubinsky

    real fine and it ‘s always a pleasure, Suzanne.

    how’re you feeling?

    last time I was around, you were getting new parts installed.

  • Suzanne

    my allergies are kicking my butt — otherwise i’m doing good. was that back when i shattered my right leg? what name were ya using back then?

  • dubinsky

    rather than answer that question, is Rick the Real Big Guy still around these parts?

  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne

    nope… its been several years now that he’s been gone from the lake

  • dubinsky

    I wish I could express how sorry I am to hear that

  • Suzanne

    me too 🙁

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    I’m quite sure that most everyone would agree with your recollection rather than my own.

    I know that other members of my family did.

    if you’re willing to indulge me further, may I ask if Jane is well?
    I would be gratified to be assured that she is,

  • TalkingWarrior

    G’evening, Suz, dub, and those to follow.

  • Chris Maukonen

    Hi Suz.

    ARG…PCnes is driving me crazy. Mostly because it’s a lie. Saying something or not because it sounds good or not because you are afraid of being taken to task for it.

    We had this same thing when I was in group therapy. We called it being Therapeutically Correct. Best way to get a WHOLE lot of feed back from the therapist and group.

    And on the flip, taking everything anyone says personally when 90% ot the time they are only blowing off steam. Far too senitive and at the same time not sensitive enough.

    Oy this country is crazy making.

  • Suzanne

    as far as i know, she is recovering from hip replacement surgery over the winter. i know how hard it is to bounce back from joint replacement – was good to hear that she decided to go on hiatus to recover – sounds like she is doing what she needs to do and i hope she will be back soon.

  • Suzanne

    hey tw — how ya doing tonight?

  • Suzanne

    hey cmauk — how’s cleveland tonight?

  • Suzanne
  • Chris Maukonen

    OK. Weather is nice. Sunny and not too cool or too hot. Warm enough to hang my laundry out tomorrow.

  • Suzanne

    nice. was another grey day today in the 60’s but the weather dood says we are gonna see some sunshine and temps in the 70’s this coming week and may even hit an 80 or two by week’s end

  • TalkingWarrior

    I’m doing alright. You were correct about ABP last night, except to get my phone to stop loading Java, I have to go thru tech-y steps via WiFi. *sigh*

  • dubinsky

    thank you. it’s good to hear that she’s recuperating from something orthopedic.

    I picked up some idea that she was absent and unwell and was concerned that it might have been something serious, given her history,

    get well and won’t you come see us, Queen Jane.

  • Suzanne

    glad it helped. sorry that i don’t know nuthin’ ’bout cell phones and/or java

  • Chris Maukonen

    But then…maybe I’m reaching.

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne

    i understand and shared that same concern until she disclosed the HR surgery. hopefully she will be back soon

  • Suzanne

    tis difficult to try to get by in a world where folks enjoy the blood sport of shaming… and just as difficult where one has to be ‘politically collect’ in order to avoid being shamed.

  • TalkingWarrior

    I don’t know much. It’s learn as you go as with so much of life. But I *may* give the WiFi thing a shot some day.

    Thank you for directing me to the (hopefully) not-too-complicated instructions.

  • Chris Maukonen

    True. I try to say what is on my mind and how I feel with out resorting to meanness. Sometimes I fail.

  • Suzanne

    it is extremely difficult to deescalate a situation when everyone is being mean and trying to draw blood

  • Suzanne

    i’ve got wifi at home – the internet company talked me through setting it up and that’s about all i know about wifi.

  • Suzanne
  • Chris Maukonen

    This is true. If the other person(s) insists on being mean and nasty, the best solution is to remove yourself from the situation and no longer respond.

    I have witnessed a number of situations here in the comments where that would have been the best solution. Yet was continued on by those who seemed to want to be in it for some reason. Wanting to protect their mean little ego.

    Personally I do not need that kind of thing in my life.

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne

    ditto

  • Suzanne

    how cool – i had no idea… of course i was only 10 in 64

  • TalkingWarrior

    I wanted to thank you, Chris, for your most recent OE. It explained a lot.

    You were so right about Disqus and phones. FDL, I give a break for growing pains, but Disqus (with some 500 employees) has been around long enough to have come up with some solution for us small-screen folks.

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    sorry to have to inform you that he didn’t win.

    I was an old man of 12 and figured that this wuz gonna be a tough race,

  • Suzanne

    i do remember thinking that maybe … just maybe pat paulson mighta had a chance

  • Chris Maukonen

    Pluck your magic twanger Froggy.

  • Chris Maukonen

    If people voted rationally, he would have been a shoe in.

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    I was in love with that little wiseass and, sadly, never outgrew it.

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne

    had just started my freshman year of high school during the 68 general

  • Chris Maukonen

    Just graduated High School. Had a bad accident on my motor scooter that put me in the hospital for 6 weeks.

  • Suzanne

    OUCH!

  • Suzanne
  • Chris Maukonen

    Ouch from my hair to my toe nails.

  • Suzanne

    in places ya didn’t even know ya had

  • Chris Maukonen

    As George Gobel would say, “Rougher than a stucco bath tub.”

  • dubinsky
  • Chris Maukonen

    One would think.

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    perhaps someday I’ll grow up and incorporate that bit of wisdom…..hpwever appallingly belatedly

  • dubinsky
  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne

    edited with correct video: loverman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plHYNe5eV2I

  • dubinsky

    and now for something,,,,,,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbHeNkqRWtI

  • bluewombat

    Posting…posting…posting from Disqus Land…

    P.S.: Can anyone tell me why, when I log in with Disqus, I get a message from my browser (White Hat Aviator, a good privacy-focused browser) asking me if I want to exit the browser?

  • Pluto

    Hey, TW. I’ve been away, but now that I’m back, I’m really glad to see you have your name back.

  • dubinsky

    too many trumpets
    for one heart
    to be crying

    an embarrassment of riches

  • Suzanne

    hey blue — how’s la county tonight? i have no idea – i use firefox for a browser and had not heard of white hat until you mentioned it

  • Suzanne

    hey pluto — how ya doing tonight?

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    Hi all. It’s always nice to crash the party with an interesting picture. So here you go.

    Hiya, Suzanne.

  • Suzanne

    my spidey sense was tingling and i thought it was a possible … always a pleasure

  • Suzanne

    jeebus

  • TalkingWarrior

    Evenin’, Pluto. Wondered if Disqus had gotten to you, too.

    Good to see your fonts.

  • dubinsky

    are you working on commission or are you an owner?

  • bluewombat

    Ah, I found my post and your response to it…Still haven’t found my sea legs in Disqus Land.

    Short of Tor, my impression is that White Hat Aviator is the best browser for privacy. It’s not as big or as well-known as Firefox.

    Eight workdays until retirement. My colleagues had a lunch for me yesterday. It was nice — am not that much of an extrovert, so was a little uncomfortable going in, but it went well.

  • Suzanne

    i’m still figuring it out myself blue.

    8 workdays! wow, i remember that countdown. how nice of your colleagues. i’m only an extrovert online so i understand – glad it went well

  • Suzanne

    i think we are all owners…. its the congresscritters who work on commission

  • Pluto

    I just found out today that the United States — the whiney-ass-titty-baby of the world, literally — still has sanctions on Venezuela — because it is a “threat” to US security. The Pentagon is really, really “skeered!”

    Pepe Escobar published a neat little summary on the New World Order of South America:

    It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow.

    And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another South American commercial offensive – complete with a sweet metaphor: Li riding on a made in China subway train that will ply a new metro line in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

    Where is the US in all this? Nowhere; little by little, yet inexorably, BRICS members China – and in a smaller measure, Russia – have been no less than restructuring commerce and infrastructure all across Latin America.

    Countless Chinese commercial missions have been plying these shores non-stop, much as the US did between World War I and II. In a key meeting in January with Latin American business leaders, President Xi Jinping promised to channel $250 billion for infrastructure projects in the next 10 years….

    The star of the whole show is undoubtedly the proposed $30 billion, 3,500 kilometer-long, Atlantic-Pacific mega-railway, that is slated to run from the Brazilian port of Santos to the Peruvian Pacific port of Ilo via Amazonia….

    Venezuela, under US sanctions, is considered a threat to US national security – something that does not even qualify as a bad joke.

    http://rt.com/op-edge/261237-brics-us-south-america-russia/

  • Suzanne
  • dubinsky

    the sanctions on Venezuela are recent (just about 60 days old ) and not because the US feels threatened by Venezuela but because Venezuela has been steadily increasing the denial of political rights to its own citizens.

    Pepe is always fun and interesting and often half truthful

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    I actually worked on the program back in the day, when it was first designed as collaborative work-group software.

    It’s pretty dumbed down, now. And the need to hand-code html is tedious — but it is ubiquitous. I just discovered today that my Disqus ‘membership’ allows me to downrate CNN comments. (And only because I clicked a down-arrow in a fit of pique.) Who knew we would have this kind of “power” across the Internet?

  • Suzanne

    LOL — thanks dub — nice to know i still occasionally ‘got it’

  • Suzanne

    charlie and dizzy atmosphere — dizzy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnhIrr4svqs

  • Pluto

    I found it uplifting that the Pentagon spent more on eggs than drones in 2012. They even spent 9 times as much on jockey shorts.

    Permanent war is expensive! And, it leaves skid marks.

  • Suzanne

    permanent war is a money maker

  • Suzanne

    i’m gonna head out folks … please play nicely in my absence and don’t forget to turn down the lights when ya are done for the night

    g’nite all – happy dreams

  • Pluto

    US citizens do not even have the civil right to vote in a Federal election. They been stripped of privacy rights by the patriot act. And US citizens are subject to torture. Furthermore, USians do not even have basic human rights that most of the rest of the world enjoys, such as the right to food, shelter or health care. Like they do in Venezuela.

    They put sanctions on Venezuela because they are seeking regime change — because Venezuela’s oil is owned by citizens — like 93 percent of all the oil pumped in the world is. Nationalized oil is the “threat” to US security. Nothing else. Our Overlords don’t want the braindead American people to get any ideas.

    Speaking of braindead:

    According to the U.S. government’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 33 per cent of American eighth graders currently believe that Canada is a dictatorship….

    Today’s news. Soon, they will vote, along with rest of the clueless Americans.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/23/survey-suggests-that-one-third-of-us-8th-graders-believe-that-canada-france-and-australia-are-dictatorships/

  • dubinsky

    really, citizens in the US can’t vote in federal elections?

    do they still hold them?

  • TalkingWarrior

    I fear the true power lies in the hands of those who keep track of what we like and don’t, by mistake or intention. The Watchers Watch. That’s their role in this.

    Edit: Disqus now “owns” our comments, too, iirc.

  • Pluto

    A money maker, but not for thee or me.

  • dubinsky

    good night.

    it’s been fun and I do think that I’m gonna

    https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images03/1/17000e1331c8466e8fb0efc63616d444/300×300.jpg

  • Pluto

    People have no constitutional right to vote in Federal elections.

    That’s a states right, with each crazy state in control. (And, with NO Federal oversight, as per a recent SCOTUS decision.)

    The civil rights situation is much, much better in Venezuela.

  • TalkingWarrior

    I did not know that. But I don’t recall voting mentioned in the Constitution, except for electoral college stuff. Hmm.

    It is (some) states that take away the right to vote of those convicted of certain crimes.

  • Pluto

    Strident, Suzanne, Endlessly strident. Can’t find my chill pills.

  • TalkingWarrior

    G’night, Suz. Thanks.

  • starrynight

    goodnight snaggle puse

  • starrynight
  • Pluto

    Yeah. I did a treatise on that. It’s pretty common knowledge among constitutional scholars, the world over. USians have very few civil rights. No other nation in the world has such a stingy, right-adverse, constitution. Of course, it was written to benefit slaveholders, hence the easy takeover of the nation by the corporations. Now it doesn’t matter who votes. Only corporations can meet the threshold for winning federal elections. Albert Einstein pointed that out in the late 1950s.

    If people were well-informed in the US — and not terrified of reality — everything would change.

  • dubinsky

    good night Pluto.

    hope to see you tomorrow

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyCAZRKXaQk

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Mahalo, Suz, for the host and post tonite…! 😉

  • TalkingWarrior

    Aloha, CT. How’d the hash you slung tonight turn out? Busy?

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, TW…! No complaints from the customers…! 😉

    Not as busy as expected for a Memorial Day weekend…!

  • TalkingWarrior

    I think for the same reason folks aren’t spending as much on other things – we don’t have the moolah. 🙁

  • starrynight

    tuttle get your rest

  • Alice X

    Bullshit

    Venezuela has a democratic process, the former power elites feel disenfranchised.

    In fact they are treated equality, that is what they don’t like.

    They want special privilege.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* I’m still wired for sound, starry…! 😉

  • Alice X

    Joe Henderson – Joanne Brackeen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOd1oRCXPA

  • dubinsky

    it’s great that the former fat cats were kicked to the curb by Chavez.

    but Venezuela has moved politically in all the wrong direction in the last decade, Alice.

    Chavez instituted a very stacked deck,,,,,, the elections aren’t rigged, the process is. the country was gerrymandered before the legislative elections in (IIRC) 2010 when Chavez’s party received less than half the vote and was allocated a little less than 2/3 of the seats in the legislature. (they had figured they were gonna get slightly more than 50% of the vote and were aiming at awarding themselves the absolute control that comes with 2/3s)

    there are numerous other examples of the corruption of the political system I could wheeze out, including Chavez’s destruction of the independance of the judiciary, but you’re far too intelligent to need me to belabor it,,,,,,

    I’ll just point out that Chavez’s puppet Chief Judge brushed aside the Constitutional provision that required that the winning candidate MUST be on Venezuelan soil and sworn it by a date certain with a ridiculous decision so that a dying man could pretend to another term and that there wouldn’t be another election as required by Venezuelan law…. and the moron Maduro could serve Chavez’s last term without having to be elected

  • Alice X
  • starrynight

    always read for exuberance. life is a celebration

  • Alice X

    Come on dub – where are the sanctions on Egypt, that bastion of liberal democracy? Or China?

    Or Saudi Arabia – they take the prize for liberal democracy.

    But while we quibble about stacked decks, let’s talk about the Electoral College.

    The US has no problem with SOBs, as long as they are OUR SOBs.

  • dubinsky

    wouldn’t argue with the SOB thing, Alice. the US has looked favorably on far worse.

    will continue to say that Venezuela is going the wrong way,

  • Suzanne

    my pleasure tut