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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon May 26, 2014 12:38 pm

the following uses Real Science to determine each state's most common unique Google search ( this isn't a joke, it is real, look it up if you don't believe me)


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:06 pm



On Tuesday, May 8, 1973, at midday, Richard Nixon received the kickball titan Pelé, member of the Brazilian team that won the World Cup championship of 1970. (In 1999, the International Olympic Committee voted Pelé “Athlete of the Century.” He is now 73 and retired.)

In those days, by dramatic contrast with the popularity of the 2014 World Cup, professional soccer scarcely made it onto Americans’ radar screens. Nixon kept his encounter with Pelé brief, perhaps because, by his political calculus, there were so few votes in soccer, and he was also busy trying to cope with a fast-escalating Watergate scandal. A week earlier, he had tried and failed to quash public doubts about his innocence with his first prime-time TV speech on Watergate, announcing that he had fired his two top aides, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.

Reconstructed from Nixon’s secretly recorded White House tapes and other records, the scene begins when Pelé walks into the Oval Office with his wife, Rosemeri. Like a star-struck fan, Nixon tells him, “You are the greatest in the world.”

As photographers loudly click their shutters, Pelé shows the president a São Paulo newspaper clipping about their first meeting, in Brazil, when Nixon was vice president. Demonstrating his fabled awkwardness in such settings, Nixon says, “Do you speak any Spanish?”

“No, Portuguese,” Pelé replies. “It is all the same.”

Pelé presents the president with an autographed soccer ball, and the grinning Nixon declares, “He always wins!”

“Soccer,” Pelé reminds him, “is very different from American football.”

“Oh, I know how different it is!” the president replies. “The main thing is to use your head.”

Pelé also provides a motion picture on soccer for Nixon’s viewing, politely adding, “I know you are busy.”

“No — sports films I watch!” Nixon says.

“You have no sons,” says Pelé (who clearly has been briefed). “But I hope that your grandsons will want to learn from it.” (Pelé does not envisage the possibility that Nixon’s granddaughters — he would come to have two — might one day be interested in soccer.)

Nixon reaches for a presidential pen: “Here’s a souvenir for you — you see the president’s seal?” Then: “I like to encourage young people to play sports.”

“Soccer is played more and more around the world and in the United States,” Pelé reminds him. “My aim is to send soccer coaches to the U.S. and have your coaches in baseball, swimming and track and field come to Latin America.”

“Very good!” says Nixon, clearly eager to wind it up. “Sports makes friends!” Finally, after a hasty, staccato goodbye from the president (“Good to meet YOU — good to meet YOU”), Pelé and his wife are gone.

Then Nixon turns to his old friend Donald Kendall, chief of PepsiCo, one of Pelé's backers, who has stayed behind. Kendall has lately expressed fear in private that because he was head of the business and industry division of the 1972 Committee to Re-Elect the President (popularly known by the spring of 1973 as Creep), a locus of the Watergate misbehavior, he might get dragged into Nixon’s growing mess.

“Come sit down a minute here,” the president jovially tells Kendall. “Got our soccer ball!”

Then Nixon morphs from Jekyll to Hyde. His voice now grim, he abruptly turns to Watergate.

“I can assure you that the investigation is now going forward totally,” he gruffly tells Kendall. “And they’ll get to the bottom of the son of a bitch. One way or another.”

-MB
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Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:12 am

Worthwhile posts are much appreciated, and I should have thanked you for this one (my bad Neutral ).


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On Tuesday, May 8, 1973, at midday, Richard Nixon received the kickball titan Pelé, member of the Brazilian team that won the World Cup championship of 1970. (In 1999, the International Olympic Committee voted Pelé “Athlete of the Century.” He is now 73 and retired.)

In those days, by dramatic contrast with the popularity of the 2014 World Cup, professional soccer scarcely made it onto Americans’ radar screens. Nixon kept his encounter with Pelé brief, perhaps because, by his political calculus, there were so few votes in soccer, and he was also busy trying to cope with a fast-escalating Watergate scandal. A week earlier, he had tried and failed to quash public doubts about his innocence with his first prime-time TV speech on Watergate, announcing that he had fired his two top aides, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.

Reconstructed from Nixon’s secretly recorded White House tapes and other records, the scene begins when Pelé walks into the Oval Office with his wife, Rosemeri. Like a star-struck fan, Nixon tells him, “You are the greatest in the world.”

As photographers loudly click their shutters, Pelé shows the president a São Paulo newspaper clipping about their first meeting, in Brazil, when Nixon was vice president. Demonstrating his fabled awkwardness in such settings, Nixon says, “Do you speak any Spanish?”

“No, Portuguese,” Pelé replies. “It is all the same.”

Pelé presents the president with an autographed soccer ball, and the grinning Nixon declares, “He always wins!”

“Soccer,” Pelé reminds him, “is very different from American football.”

“Oh, I know how different it is!” the president replies. “The main thing is to use your head.”

Pelé also provides a motion picture on soccer for Nixon’s viewing, politely adding, “I know you are busy.”

“No — sports films I watch!” Nixon says.

“You have no sons,” says Pelé (who clearly has been briefed). “But I hope that your grandsons will want to learn from it.” (Pelé does not envisage the possibility that Nixon’s granddaughters — he would come to have two — might one day be interested in soccer.)

Nixon reaches for a presidential pen: “Here’s a souvenir for you — you see the president’s seal?” Then: “I like to encourage young people to play sports.”

“Soccer is played more and more around the world and in the United States,” Pelé reminds him. “My aim is to send soccer coaches to the U.S. and have your coaches in baseball, swimming and track and field come to Latin America.”

“Very good!” says Nixon, clearly eager to wind it up. “Sports makes friends!” Finally, after a hasty, staccato goodbye from the president (“Good to meet YOU — good to meet YOU”), Pelé and his wife are gone.

Then Nixon turns to his old friend Donald Kendall, chief of PepsiCo, one of Pelé's backers, who has stayed behind. Kendall has lately expressed fear in private that because he was head of the business and industry division of the 1972 Committee to Re-Elect the President (popularly known by the spring of 1973 as Creep), a locus of the Watergate misbehavior, he might get dragged into Nixon’s growing mess.

“Come sit down a minute here,” the president jovially tells Kendall. “Got our soccer ball!”

Then Nixon morphs from Jekyll to Hyde. His voice now grim, he abruptly turns to Watergate.

“I can assure you that the investigation is now going forward totally,” he gruffly tells Kendall. “And they’ll get to the bottom of the son of a bitch. One way or another.”

-MB
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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:25 pm

obviously these online polls are going to skew younger, but it's still a larger sample size than a handful of pundits @ CNN and NY Times

http://usuncut.com/politics/6-reasons-bernie-sanders-actually-owned-the-debate-despite-what-pundits-claim/


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Post  woo on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:27 pm

Larry David for prez! Or at least more time on SNL this season.


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:37 am

IT LOOKS LIKE I WAS DUPED BY JEBBIAN OPERATIVES POSING AS OBJECTIVE PUNDITS, WHO WERE EXPLAINING HOW OF COURSE TRUMPY WOULD BE DEAD BY IOWA ... TRUMPY IS FOR REAL ... TRUMPY IS BUILDING A FORMIDABLE NETWORK IN IOWA WITH A TOP CONSERVO GRASS-ROOTER ... TRUMPY'S LEAD IN THA POLLS IS NO JOKE ... TRUMPY MEANS BIZNESS ...

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/donald-trump-2016-campaign-operations-214898



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Yakima Canutt wrote:IT LOOKS LIKE I WAS DUPED BY JEBBIAN OPERATIVES POSING AS OBJECTIVE PUNDITS, WHO WERE EXPLAINING HOW OF COURSE TRUMPY WOULD BE DEAD BY IOWA ... TRUMPY IS FOR REAL ... TRUMPY IS BUILDING A FORMIDABLE NETWORK IN IOWA WITH A TOP CONSERVO GRASS-ROOTER ... TRUMPY'S LEAD IN THA POLLS IS NO JOKE ... TRUMPY MEANS BIZNESS ...

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/donald-trump-2016-campaign-operations-214898




NOT SO FAST, CONSUELO ...

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/donald-trump-2016-poll-numbers-213269

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:21 am

HOLD THE PHONE

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/17/9164241/donald-trump-issues


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