Marc

Marcus Elliott

reclusive eccentric interested in many topics within the world of sports and politics....

Recent Activity

Collusion Confusion

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Perhaps you might tell me where it is Juan that I have "changed my profile"...

Collusion Confusion

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Holy Schnikees! Now you are reduced to responding to posts from last summer?? You must have a huge backlog or something. I am going to have to enforce my policy of no longer responding to those who defend the indefensible. Mr. Mueller will be speaking soon I believe. I'll let him do the talking. The Orange Mistake is not going to be happy. C ya.

A fool to rule

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Not a comedian and have never billed myself as such. You are really struggling here Juan. There is nothing funny to say Juan. I find zero humor in the use of ethnic slurs. You are reaching all over the board here to try to justify it and it's just not playing out. Sensitivity training? I'd like to say it is fun to observe you flail about on this, but it's not. I actually find it kind of sad...

A fool to rule

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Well, it's abundantly clear to most on here that you are no comedian. And having a HS friend who has been a standup for the last 40 years, I'm well aware of the boundaries of comedy. By your logic though, I can go knock on my next door white guy neighbors door and call him a N***** and that's ok eh? Thats what you are basically saying. It's tough watching you go through so many contortions trying to defend that which can't be defended. Perhaps you might need to "get a grip"...

A fool to rule

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And you are thrashing about trying to defend something that can't be defended. You are suggesting that apparently there are circumstances under which the use of an ethnic slur is acceptable, and there are none. Period. Not in a civil society.

A fool to rule

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First off, I don't have to interview anyone to know that you are on the wrong side of the fence here. You are reaching all over the place to defend your use of an ethnic slur. Your attempt at deflecting to the college admission scandal leaves me shaking my head as well. I really don't care what the Senator said or did, you have nothing to defend your use of the slur with. It is indefensible, under any circumstance.

A fool to rule

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There is nothing funny about it Juan. NO humor intended. Your weak response isn't funny either. So it turned out Sen Warrens DNA testing dispelled a strong presence of Native American heritage. The Right Wing Republicans jumped for joy, as if this made it ok for them to attack her on this subject, even while standing neck deep in the Trump political septic tank of GOP lunacy. And they continued to use the same ethnic slur on her that you did. It doesn't matter if she holds any Native American Ancestry or not. That hardly makes it OK to go ahead and use it anyway. The only thing I find "funny" is that you would think this absolves you of of the discredit you deserve for doing so. Then you have the misguided audacity in your last sentence to state "sexist remark, maybe". The term "Pochahontas" when used in the negative as you did is both sexist and an attack on the persons ethnicity. Doesn't matter if she was 0% or 100% Native American, your negative intention was very thoroughly clear as was your weak attempt at running cover for having used it. I'd be quite willing to bet that the Native community would have my back on this, not yours...

A fool to rule

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HOLY ****! An ethnic slur! You know Juan, I read a few of your posts now and then and just digest them and analyze them for what they are. You make some points on occasion but mostly come off as a poster who is simply looking to engage others in ideological conflict. But now this! Whether or not you support Senator Warren is your call, but the ethnic slur is unecessary and uncalled for. Pretty sad. Pretty weak. Thought you may have been better then this....

Nixonites then and now

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Juan P... as a former full time smart ass and amateur comedian, you just left me a huge opening there. The question is, do I walk through that door and respond or just let it lie there?? Lets just say that I'm glad that you take your commentary "very seriously", because many of the rest of us regular readers....

Special Night Honors Brooks and 1979…

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Did not make it to Boston in 74.
Made it to St. Louis in 75. (Lodged at Uncles mansion!)
At Denver 76 (pretty hairy semi vs. BU with the brawl)
At Detroit 79. Epic Title game.
Pretty much in agreement regarding the 79 team.

Nixonites then and now

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Found this online about Roger Stone from a writer named Tom Nichols or "RadioFreeTom"... I was laughing over his post. I'm guessing that once Stone takes his rightful place in prison, a lot of his new friends are gonna ask to see that stupid ass Nixon Tattoo, but this: "This is an elderly man facing a lifetime in prison for working with our enemies against our political institutions, and he thinks it's a game. This entire coterie around Trump is mostly just a bunch of garden-variety goons with a few colorful sociopaths for garnish"... This is journalistic gold!

Should Washington Evaluate Policies With…

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Ed, regarding your headline relative to the use of guts or brains, thats a tough call since both seem to be in short supply in the Nations Capitol. I am reminded of this from none other then Mark Twain; Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself...

Liar’s Alert of the Highest Order issued…

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Mr Percent, The short amount of time lapsed in receiving a response from you lends credence to my troll theory. As far as jobs go, I began doing odd jobs-part time stuff, paper routes etc when I was ten years old and never stopped. I am now 64 as of last week and will be officially retired shortly. I don't need to work and overall did ok. I survived the elitist and governmental challenges of being a worker in this country. I worked hard and paid my taxes, and had respect for the law of the land. The only time I didn't work was in the case of illness or injury, and unfortunately, there were a couple of catastrophic instances of that. But I survived, and made it back into the workplace so I could be a productive societal contributor, earning paychecks and paying taxes so that all of the freeloading Red States could make it through....

Militarizing Minnesota 

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replied to: This is confusing - why wouldn't you wan't…

Mr Percent, All I can do at this point is to think a) you must not have read the article b) you don't believe or understand any points put forth by Ms LaDuke or c) you are just a troll. Personally I am going to go with C. Right when I think you may have the ability and faculties to absorb others points of view and actually engage in debate, you disappoint. Judging upon the voluminous amount of responses and their content as put forth by yourself, I hereby proclaim you to be the Supreme Troll Commander of the Northern United States. The only remaining question is whether you are a paid troll or not. I make the Northern connotation based upon the content of your posts, which is clearly not of a "Southern" origin. Your comment to another story last week about Dr. Ford not being a "credible" witness exposed you as one who can only view the issues of our day through a right vs left lens which is what is rendering We the People to the major defeats we are experiencing in this country as a democracy and as a civilization. You should go play on the site of another publication or start offering debateable counterpoints here...

Liar’s Alert of the Highest Order issued…

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replied to: But Forrest.. he's winning, and this…

Juan... what exactly is it that "he" is winning? The only ones I see who are winning are still the one percenters, and few others.

Militarizing Minnesota 

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This picture is repulsive. What have we become? If there was a 1-10 scale (1 being the healthiest possible, 10 being the worst) for overall mental health and/or level of dysfunction, the United States would be about a 98. Ms. LaDuke, peace to you always, thanks for the article. May the spirits always carry you aloft in a most positive way...

Minnesota Wild 2018-19 Roster taking shape

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replied to: I’m glad we went out and got ...some…

reptevia... thanks for reading. Apparently my tempered skepticism isn't hitting the mark for you. While I harbor no visions of grandeur for this club, there is still enough there to be a hundred point club. They were last year in a season filled with physical setbacks for several players. What they don't have is enough juice to do anything with a playoff spot once they get it. No McDavids, Matthews types anywhere upon the roster, the result of years of not being good enough to be a force in the playoffs and not being bad enough to get themselves a high, franchise changing player in the entry draft. No Top six? Jason Zucker isn't a top six? Granny? Staal? We will have to agree to disagree. I don't think it absurd for this club to hit another 100 points for the year, at the same time, if they don't, thats no surprise either...

Kavanaugh's Oath

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replied to: I like the Theory that Coney Barrett is…

Hedging your bets now Mr % ??