Lavender Rain

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  1.   President messed with John Legend and John's wife Chrissy Teigen on Twitter. Chrissy clapped back with an epic smack down calling the Prez  a "Pussy Ass Bitch" that trended on Twitter with the hashtag #President Pussy Ass Bitch  (PAB)   NSFW   True to form in pop culture it was remixed and put on YouTube:         Stephen Colbert explains the salient details of their Twitter feud.    
  2. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Bill Maher says fat shaming is the first step in reforming the problem with obesity in the States. Shaming or bullying is not the solution to changing the  epidemic of 40% of Americans being obese. There are many other considerations such as the pervasiveness of  corn sweetener in foods, synthetic (processed) foods on the market, lack of nutrition education in schools, including medical schools,  a disease driven health care model, instead of a wellness model,  big pharma clout,  food deserts in impoverished communities, food advertisement marketed to children etc. etc.   The current  USDA's  food pyramid recommendations are not based on sound evidence-based nutrition science either (see video below with Nina Teicholz).       Here's Jame Corden's response:            
  3. Business compliance: gifts from suppliers

      Is this your ego talking?     Everyone is expendable, including you. God forbid you'd drop dead tomorrow, they'd probably have you replaced faster than your body gets cold.  Keep on believing you're not expendable if that feeds your ego.    If I were you, I'd follow the company's ethic rules they have set forth for employees, unless they specifically in writing said you're for whatever reason exempt of these rules. Since you say you're such an asset to your company you  really don't want to see them loose you over a dinner or an expensive or inexpensive gift that you can afford to buy yourself.    Furthermore, since you're such an asset to your company, surely they probably wouldn't mind  if their favorite son inquires what are the parameters of these rules.  In this case, just don't get why you would rather ask people on the internet than ask your company, especially since you're more familiar with the nuances, personnel affairs, management style, company politics etc of this company better than anyone else on this forum.          
  4. Suggestions please for warm November getaway

    Azores may be interesting, it's warm, but it's 6 hours away from Dublin.
  5. What are you listening to right now?

    The incomparable and underrated Marla Glen                    
  6. Politics Gen XYZ

    Trump's cozy relationship with his propaganda machine Fox News may be in trouble.    
  7. This immature, loose lipped princess Madeline Westerhout, the 28 year old Director of Oval Office Operations a $145,000/year job was fired after she disclosed disparaging information about Trump's family and other details to reporters. Good riddance.    
  8.   This IS NOT Joe Biden visiting a school. This is fake, a lie and not from Joe Biden's Snap Chat.   The screaming child in jeremy2 twitter repost is actually  a child afraid of the Easter Bunny that came to her daycare class. Here's the video where the mother is speaking out about her child in distress being used for others' amusement.       
  9. Has the internet made us dumber and nastier?

      Jeremy2 with his interest in African culture and with his prayers,  he's probably a pacifist under god's request like Georgina and devilish too.   NSFW    
  10. Scum of the Day

    Woman drowns  stranded in her SUV in flood waters and the asshole 911 operator response was unsympathetic and callous.     
  11. What are you listening to right now?

  12. Brexit: The fallout

    Found this essay in the Prospect Magazine interesting:  Britain's Reichstag Fire Moment: Weimar warns us about what happens when politicians give up on their parliaments
  13. Has the internet made us dumber and nastier?

    Grant me the serenity to know the earth is filled with assholes and fuckery that I cannot change, the courage to not be a part of the assholery or fuckery,  and the wisdom to know I'm the shit, without shitting on others on the internet.
  14. What are you listening to right now?

    I have the sense to recognize that I don't know how to let you go...           It's not goodbye    
  15. What are you listening to right now?

    After my Brazilian fitness class today one of my German classmates  invited me to a "secret" location in the forest a beautiful wine venue and they were rocking Rhythm Del Mundo.     Saw Paco de Lucia in concert  in Germany about 6 months before he died.  What an incredible talent.                 A few days ago, Google honored Cesaria Evora with a doodle for her birthday    
  16. What are you listening to right now?

        Today I saw a screening of  Miles Davis' Birth of Cool movie and it was fantastic     I remember driving past the Chicago Theater the night Miles Davis was performing this concert and seeing his name on the marquee wishing I had of known he was in town.  This concert was sold out.     
  17. First World Problems

    I have read over and over again folks on TT saying issues, problems, or questions that come up on TT are "First World Problems (FWP)". First World Problems, according to the Urban Dictionary are problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third world people would probably roll their eyes at.   If you're suffering from experiencing a hardship from a first world problem (FWP) or have a FWP you like to share or if you just like to place a quote from a thread that someone said is a FWP or even a meme than here's your thread. If you're not so sure if your issues is an FWP, here's some really good examples on this blog and this twitter feed.   My mundane FWP today is should we walk back from our local cafe 3 km as my husband insisted because he likes to walk or take a taxi. I opted to take a taxi because I have a low tolerance to cold weather.        
  18. What made you laugh today?

    Anchor man Ron Burgundy does stand up and talks with Stephen Colbert. I laughed out loud during Colbert's interview.              
  19. Only in America...

    Firearms are the second leading cause of death for children and teenagers in the U.S.      
  20. Difference when you dress up and down

      You missed the salient point of my post that balticus or you for that matter  dont get to chose how the green button is utilized on TT.   Furthermore, there's enough offensive and questionable crap you've written on this thread for you to  defend instead of trying to defend balticus use of the green button which he said himself he doesn't like but still actively continues to  use despite continuing to balk about the green button.   Now run along  and show your Italian dresses to tall men.
  21. Difference when you dress up and down

  22. Difference when you dress up and down

  23. What are you listening to right now?

      LIZZO NSFW explicit language