The Good Shepherd

I just finished reading The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester.   Here is the sometime soon to be released film adaptation of it

For the most part, I can place scenes in the trailers with what happened in the book.  However, there does seem to be a major change.  It is that Tom Hank’s character’s wife is seemingly loving and supporting.  In the book, this just wasn’t the case.

A few years earlier, they were stationed in San Diego, when the wife decided to leave him for a lawyer.  He was mulling over this during the course of multi-day battle, probably going over it for the hundredth time.  He reasoned that she left him because he spent too much time at sea.  Also perhaps because he was destined to be leaving the Navy after being passed over for promotion.

Perhaps a lawyer was a step up for her, or at least seemed to be at the time.  He was so distraught, that he requested a transfer to the Atlantic to get away from it all.  Since there was now a war on, the Navy retain him and gave him command of a convoy escorting force.  He became a bit of a hero in the story.  Would the ex-wife regret her move?

So this brings up a larger question: why was the story changed here?  Was it to make Tom Hank’s character seem to be more wholesome, as he often plays such characters.  Was it to not cast the ex in a bad light, and maybe women as a whole in a bad light?  Or is there nothing there?

Exit question: Did you notice the high contrast on the wife in the trailer?

Posted in FarmBoy, Hypergamy, Movie TV Review, UK
131 comments on “The Good Shepherd
  1. Liz says:

    I’ve never read the book (think I might, it sounds good).
    I’m not sure we can come to any real conclusions about the accuracy based on a trailer…but I’d say if the movie doesn’t focus on their relationship it might be because it would be a distraction. A book (the reason I prefer books to movies) can get into the thoughts of the person and the character development is deeper.
    It seems pretty clear to me they are estranged in the trailer.
    “Congratulations on your command” seems a coldly polite statement to me.


  2. h0neyc0mb says:

    No Man can be successful without A wommimz!

    As it is written (by the fembots in follyworld) let it be so!

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  3. Cill says:

    It’s a while since I read the book. As I recall, Commander Krause’s wife traded him in for a new model. He had already been passed over for promotion twice, and the divorce added to his self doubts. Also, he comes into the fight with less combat experience than any of the captains of the escort he commands – and they are all younger than Krause.

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  4. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, she traded him In for a lawyer.

    Yes, he was passed over for promotion twice. Move up or move out, though not in times or war. How much was hypergamy and how much was “him not being around”?

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    I bet you that no jobs are lost in the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service ~ DA dept) or police.

    [Wonder if “clap for the CPS” people will I do]

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    Go to Google Images and look at a photo of Whitmer. Any photo will do, but compare the smiling ones with the serious or angry ones. Cover the bottom of the face and look at the eyes. They’re the same in all the photos, and the reason is that there is nothing there. No warmth, no compassion, no heart, no feeling. This is one spooky woman.

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  7. h0neyc0mb says:

    Or years of Bu(tt’Head)-Tox treatment .. (re: no emtion in facial features)

    Either way .. she’s a Soro’s puppet.

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  8. Cheque d'Out says:

    Blake’s 7 (Federation guard on the right there) was set in a dystopian future

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  9. Cheque d'Out says:

    Why they hate Cummings SO much

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  10. whiteguy1 says:

    Russian lawyer update:

    Kicked to the curb. She couldn’t contain her disrespect, spilled out last week, via text.

    She was mad that I wasn’t giving her ‘enough’ attention even though I had just put in a 15hr day of design work. She’s the out of work lawyer pulling in a mid six figure severance.

    She sent me some comment via text and my first thought was HO-LE-SH-III-T did she actually put that down in text! My next thought, Ton had a similar situation with ‘girl#2’, and he escorted her out of the building right then and there, seems like the correct course of action.

    So that’s what I did. Told her ‘bye’ have a nice life.

    Followed by her spam texting (damn lawyers are WORDY!) trying to get me back for two days (over 100 texts!). And then a couple of attempts to suck me back in like nothing happened.

    Monday she even sent a non-apology apology (amazing for a woman lawyer really) wanting to try again…

    I replied to this one, told her, thanks but I’m moving on and blocked her.

    I realized I got sucked into trying to ‘fix’ her problems, and a lot of them were eerily like Crazy’s problems. (A number of red flags, I think I could of handled her as a plate if I wasn’t still dealing with Crazy)

    Damn I got to watch out for that, falling back into old patterns.

    Worst part about all of this, I let this split tail distract me from important things, like help the local restaurant owner get his website and online ordering going! I’m actually ashamed that I allowed myself to be distracted that I forgot a commitment I made to another man.

    Courts open back up next week, hopefully we will get back on the docket, I need to clear the table with Crazy.

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:


  12. So no good-bye BJ?

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  13. Ame says:

    That’s a freaky observation. Add to the (very long) list of people I’m thankful I don’t know personally.

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  14. I wondering how many more times Hollywood can go to the Tom Hanks/WWII well before people just don’t care anymore? Obviously, Hanks is aging quickly, but hell, Eastwood is still around ain’t he? And can the Nazis really be the evergreen enemies for the rest of time? I guess (((Hollywood))) thinks so.

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  15. Liz says:

    Just thinking further (just based on what has been said), it’s not unusual for an officer to do terribly (promotion-wise) during peacetime, but well during wartime. Pointy edge of survival stuff has a way of screening for competence. The “beltway war” is a politician’s game.

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  16. Ame says:

    Saw a station wagon. Brought back memories of the one my parents had when I was little. Remembering the back converted to child seats, looked up pics … pulled up lots of old pics of station wagons with many children. How times have changed.

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  17. Liz says:

    My Dad was in three wars. Got a lot of battlefield commissions, but did very poorly with the political stuff. He was a great pilot, but didn’t have Mike’s ability with people.

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  18. Which underling traitors are now locked in the Tower awaiting their appointments with the headsman axe?

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  19. We had one on these when I was ~ 4. Still count?

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  20. Ame says:

    Yep! That’s cool looking. I’d drive that! 😁

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  21. Ours was dark blue, but I like the green better. My dad had a ’71 bug at the same time my mom was driving this. How he got his 6’3″/240 lb frame into the driver’s seat is still a mystery to me. He traded that car in for a BMW 5-series (if memory serves) piece of shit around 75 or 76. Paint started peeling off it inside a year and in the shop for this or that constantly.

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    New York officials have scrubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients from the state health department website — even as Cuomo’s office insists that the order, which has been linked to thousands of nursing home deaths, remains in effect.


  23. Farm Boy says:

    As states began reopening their economies a month ago — led by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — the media’s favorite “experts” predicted doom. We were told to expect a deadly “surge” of new cases, a “second wave” of COVID-19 infections.

    And then . . . it didn’t happen.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Farm Boy says:

    An Oxford University vaccine trial has only a 50 per cent chance of success because coronavirus is fading so rapidly in Britain, a project co-leader has warned.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Farm Boy says:

    CHINA may have used the deadly coronavirus pandemic to “even the playing field” on the world stage, an expert has claimed, as the communist nation’s initial response to the crisis is scrutinised.


  26. Farm Boy says:

    Virginia’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam has now ordered all Virginians to wear face masks in public. Just two days ago, the governor was spotted at a beach, not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Farm Boy says:

    Twitter Puts Warning Label On Trump Tweet On Mail-in Ballots, Despite Experts Backing Up Trump’s Concerns


  28. Farm Boy says:

    Disney World will reopen its gates, ending a multi-month closure of the park that left the Walt Disney Company reeling.

    The Disney theme park, which employs some 70,000 people, plans to begin a phased reopening on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks and July 15 for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios

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  29. Cheque d'Out says:

    Tracking app released in England tomorrow

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  30. Liz says:

    “Baby the cat”…is Satan’s actual baby, I’m guessing?

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  31. thedeti says:


    That’s the VW Squareback Sedan. Kind of a station wagon but not really. Pancake 4 engine, air cooled. My dad had a ’69 Bug too, also rear engine aircooled. He loved those cars despite their being underpowered with oversized riding mower engines. Dad had to get rid of them when they started rusting out after only a few years and getting too hard and expensive to service.

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  32. Cheque d'Out says:


  33. Liz says:

    My first car was a VW bug. I loved that thing. It was very easy to jump start…and I had to do that quite often.

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  34. Liz says:

    Think if that cat attacked one of our boys, it would get the new name “splat”.

    Our oldest just showed me this video and says this sums up his opinion of school.

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  35. SFC Ton says:

    Folks would shit bricks if they knew the reality of military wives

    Personally I think it should be illegal to be in the military and be married

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  36. SFC Ton says:

    Rick and Morty is fucking funny

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  37. SFC Ton says:

    Yes, he was passed over for promotion twice. Move up or move out, though not in times or war. How much was hypergamy and how much was “him not being around”?

    All hypergammy

    Women won’t mind the wait for alpha jizz

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  38. Cheque d'Out says:

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  39. b g says:

    Well, to get back to the origin of this post, my Dad was in the Canadian Navy on convoy duty on the north Atlantic. He usually only told humorous stories about it, but if he got loaded with other vets you saw there were very ugly sides to it.

    He said the Brit’s rationing was borderline starving; that was the plan of the u-boat strategy. After the blitz failed, Germany intended to starve the Brits into surrender. After he was seconded as a gunner on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships, he generally brought grub to the families of British girlfriends….hey he was a kid ;-D Valued presents you that wouldn’t even consider about now; tins ‘borrowed” from damaged crates, cans of BC salmon, bully beef (corned beef), or jam.

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  40. Pretty sure we’ve talked about this movie before.

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder….


  42. Farm Boy says:

    Bill Clinton Had Affair With Woman Who Allegedly Procured Underage Girls For Jeffrey Epstein, New Book Claims


  43. Farm Boy says:

    NEW YORK, NY—Time’s Person of the Year issue has highlighted some of the world’s most influential, important, and controversial figures for almost 100 years. After weeks of intense internal deliberation, Time Magazine has officially announced its Person of the Year: Karen.

    “Karen could be any of us. She could be all of us,” said Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief of Time. “For years, we have been under the watchful protection of everyday heroes who are dedicated to righting all wrongs, no matter how tiny or insignificant. Today, that watchful protector has a name, and her name is Karen.”


  44. Farm Boy says:

    SAN BRUNO, CA—YouTube has apologized after an algorithm error caused the video sharing site to execute hundreds of people critical of China.

    The unintentional programming error caused YouTube executioners to hunt down and kill the political enemies of the Communist Party of China. From political prisoners of the regime to people who said negative things about China’s government, hundreds of people were executed before the error was discovered.

    “We’re sorry for this error — it was completely unintentional,” said a YouTube representative. “Oops! Haha, boy do we have egg on our faces with this one. Oh well. We’ll do better next time.”

    The algorithm has been fixed, though now it seems to be sending drone strikes against Taiwan.

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    We need a “Patronize Small Business Day”

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  46. horsemanbombadil says:

    The Good Shepard is my second favorite book of all time.

    Notice how throughout the book he quotes scripture or uses it to find strength over several days on watch. The book ends with him kneeling in prayer after several days on his feet.

    I don’t imagine any of that made it into the movie.

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  47. horsemanbombadil says:

    Also his father was a good man and a powerful influence on him.

    From the last few pages

    “It was swaying round him. He fumbled at the hood which had hung unbuttoned for so long round his face, and a lucky tug dragged it off. He put his hands to the buttons of the sheepskin coat but he did not succeed in unfastening them. He wanted to sleep. He dropped to his knees by the bunk and put his hands before his face.

    “Dear Jesus.” I

    It was the attitude and the words he had used when he was a child, when the beloved mother so shadowy in his memory had told him about the gentle Christ child to whom a little boy could take his troubles. The sunshine of his childhood was round him. The sun had always shone when he was little. He had been enfolded in love.

    When the sweet mother had faded from his life the dear father had loved him enough for two, the father whose desolate mouth could always smile for him. The dear father; the sun had shone when they went fishing together—the sun had brightened their happiness and their excitement as they took the train to Carquinez Strait to fish for bass and on the very few, the memorable occasions when they hadtaken the ferry across the bay and had places in a boat through the Golden Gate out onto the tossing ocean under the golden sun. He had learned his texts, he had read his Bible for that, because when he knew his texts they could go fishing, and only then; the father was sad when he did not know them.

    Krause forgot the sunshine; his knees were uncomfortable on the steel deck and his face was buried in his hands on the bunk. In a second of returning consciousness he squirmed forward and upward onto the bunk, lying breast downward on it with his face turned to one side. He lay spreadeagled, the sprouting beard disfiguring his dirty face, his mouth a little open, as heavily asleep as if he were dead

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  48. horsemanbombadil says:

    Or this scene

    Middle of dog watch around 4 a.m. on his third day awake after a five hour fight with a U boat.

    “He ate rapidly, with the cold wind from the broken windows of the pilothouse blowing round him.

    Fried eggs might not have been the most convenient things to eat while standing up on a heaving deck, but he did not care, not even when yellow drips fell on his sheepskin coat. He shoveled the potatoes into his mouth with the spoon. He spread jelly on the toast with an egg-smeared knife. He wiped his plate with the last fragment of toast and ate that too.

    Then a third cup of coffee, not swigged down madly like the first two, but drunk more at leisure, savoring it like a true coffee-hound, with the added pleasure of knowing that there was a fourth cup yet to be drunk.

    The pleasure was not even spoiled when a sudden recollection came to him of a duty yet unfulfilled. He bowed his head for a moment. “I thank Thee, O Lord, for all Thy mercies—”

    There had once been a kind and understanding father. Krause was fortunate in that memory; that father had been able to smile at the excusable naughtiness of a little boy even though he led the life of a saint himself. Krause was not harassed by the thought of sin at having forgotten to say his thanks until his meal was nearly completed. That would be understood and forgiven him.

    The letter killeth but the spirit giveth life. Krause’s severest and most unrelenting judge, of whom he went in fear, was Krause himself.”

    Ravenous he forgives himself the minor sin of not thanking his God for a moment of sustenance. During a lull in battle. After the Victor (callsign Eagle) one of the escort under his command has been sunk.

    Can those whining about lockdown even comprehend??

    Could they ever show such piety? Such grace?

    (Yes I have the ebook to copy from and know the story scene by scene.)

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  49. horsemanbombadil says:

    It had a profound impact on me at ten.
    My two personal mottos stem from Forester’s writing

    “Because it needs to be done”

    (Aka if you see an injustice or a task needs doing just do it without prompting or reward)


    “It is What it is”

    (Aka dont waste time on wanting something else or wondering why something is.
    Accept what is, plan for\around it, and move on accordingly)

    P.s. and always give thanks each day to someone, something, some god.

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  50. SFC Ton says:

    Big bidness lubs big goverment becuase they use their lobbyist to kill comepetion and ensure low wages via immigration

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  51. Disappointed with the Bee. everyone knows that’s not Karen. That’s Susan, Karen’s older sister.


  52. Anyone who can’t see how the the two have become Siamese twins at this point is either a liar or a moron.

    Yes, I said “Siamese” twins.

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  53. horsemanbombadil says:

    Now there is nothing more Canadian than Poutine.
    Fries, Beef Gravy, Cheese Curds served at 8000 degrees.

    And it is said that way, always “the (dramatic pause) pouuuuuuuuuutiiiiiiiine”.

    And you tell how good the shop is by how many defibrillators are on the wall. Kinda like stars. Never eat in a less than 4 defibrillator pouuuuuuutiiiiine shop.

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    In one cruise-ship coronavirus outbreak, more than 80% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 did not show any symptoms of the disease, according to a new paper published in the journal Thorax.

    Liked by 2 people

  55. Farm Boy says:

    KRQE News 13 in New Mexico learned that Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke her lockdown rules in order to buy jewelry.


  56. Farm Boy says:

    Twitter Exec In Charge of Fact-Checking Once Called Trump and His Team ‘Actual Nazis’

    Liked by 1 person

  57. Farm Boy says:

    Female Boba Fett


  58. Farm Boy says:

    MICHIGAN—Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in for a big surprise this morning when she woke up and found her armies surrounded by Donald Trump and a special forces squad that had rowed across the Great Lakes in the middle of the night to take her by surprise.

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  59. SFC Ton says:

    The original Siamese twins were good Confederates. Even though they did not initially support seccesion.

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  60. SFC Ton says:

    Also both of their oldest sons wore grey

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  61. Farm Boy says:

    What would a day look like for a, say, 8 year-old in the third grade? Get up in the morning and your parents take your temperature (schools are to encourage parents to do daily health screenings). Your arrival time at school is within a strict time window and through a monitored entrance so you can’t stop and chat with any friends. Hallways are now marked “one way” so you now are directed on a circuitous route to your classroom. It’s a pretty sparse room – only 16 desks spaced 6 feet apart. To help you remember, the floor is taped off to make sure you stay centered in your space, facing forward. You notice the bookshelves are empty as all shared reading material has been removed. The reading circle is gone. All the puzzles, art supplies and other things your teacher used to bring in so you could have something else to do if you finished your work early are gone, too.

    The mask you had to put on when you got out of the car itches and your teacher scolds you for touching your face


  62. @horseman That make-up link is behind a paywall, but this one is free.

    Personally, I use a Dremel. Do they have Dremels in Canuckistan?

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  63. Cheque d'Out says:

    More on topic than an on topic comment could dream to be. Full film.

    Forever England is the 1935 UK re-issue of Brown on Resolution (US title – Born for Glory ), a film adaptation of the CS Forester novel Brown on Resolution, starring John Mills

    John Mills is a favourite of mine. Ice Cold in Alex is a particular favourite of mine. Youtube has listings for it but they look to be fake.

    Here’s another Mills’ movie set in the War. Full film

    I apologise for the lack of diversity in advance

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  64. Cheque d'Out says:

    Above Us the Waves
    In World War II, the greatest threat to the British Navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Being anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it is impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the Navy trains a special commando to attack it, using little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it.

    Here’s the real attack that was the base for the film above

    There were many attacks on Tirpitz. The final one was Operation Catechism

    “Operation Catechism,” the final British attack on the German battleship Tirpitz, the Bismarck’s surviving sister ship, took place on 12 November 1944. The ship used her main 38 cm guns against the bombers, which approached the battleship at 09:35, forcing them to temporarily disperse, but did not turn back the attack. 32 Lancaster bombers from Nos. 9 and 617 Squadrons dropped 29 12,000 lb Tallboys on the ship, with two direct hits and one near miss. Other bombs landed within the anti-torpedo net and caused cratering of the seabed, removing most of the sandbank built to keep the ship from capsizing. One bomb penetrated the ship’s deck between turrets Anton and Bruno but failed to explode. A second hit amidships between the aircraft catapult and the funnel and caused severe damage. A large hole was blown in the ship’s side and bottom and that section of belt armor was destroyed. A third bomb may have struck the ship on the port side of turret Caesar The amidships hit caused flooding and increased the port list to between 15 and 20 degrees. In ten minutes the list increased to 30 to 40 degrees and the captain issued the order to abandon ship. Progressive flooding increased the list to 60 degrees by 09:50. Eight minutes later, an explosion rocked turret Caesar. The turret roof and part of the rotating structure were thrown 25 m (82 ft) into the air and over into a group of men swimming to shore. Tirpitz rolled over and buried her superstructure in the sea floor.


  65. Cheque d'Out says:

    The mini-sub doc was part of a great (long running) series of documentaries called Timewatch

    Here’s a link to about 120 hours worth

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  66. People were talking about furtografy the other day, of which I know nothing, but I do know what I like.

    Here’s an ugly picture of a pretty girl from a site HC tipped me to. Normally the pics are of higher quality.

    That’s terrible. I don’t know the right terminology for all the bad things going on but words like “lighting” and “composition” come to mind.

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  67. Sumo says:

    Well, that’s a far better use for that shit than drinking it….

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  68. Liz says:

    From link at Adam’s

    Isn’t new. She became anti-Trump in 2018 (at the end of the year).

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  69. Yep, she’s been very loud about her disappointment with his performance for a while now. I find McCain seeming to have a very selective memory.

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  70. Peeps be rioting… LA and Minneapolis etc.

    [Staying six feet away from each other they are?]

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  71. Larry G says:

    “Peeps be rioting… LA and Minneapolis etc.”

    yup, coming fo da white honkeys!


  72. Sire, the peasants are revolting!

    Yeah, they stink on ice.

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  73. theshadowedknight says:

    Regarding Minneapolis, fuck the police. They are shitbags who serve the people in power and protect criminals from me. If I have a problem with someone, odds are I come out on top, but then I have to deal with the police double guessing what I did. They look to have straight out murdered that black dude, and I’m sure he did something to iritate them, but that doesn’t make them justified.

    On the other hand, the plains apes never come out to protest whites getting killed by cops. They didn’t give a shit when one of theirs shot an unarmed white woman, so why would I care about some savage of theirs who probably had it coming.

    Thats the real problem. Not police brutality or excessive force, but insufficient force and brutality. They are burning down their own city, and they are too stupid to know what comes next. The riots will continue until there is nothing more to steal or until they get gunned down. The National Guard ought to hunt them down with upgunned humvees and break the back of the riot with overwhelming force.

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  74. Larry G says:

    this may be close to the last opportunity to stock up on ammo….


  75. SFC Ton says:

    I trim my nails with a set of diagonal cutters. Clean that up with some prescion metal files when the girls bitch enough 😉

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  76. SFC Ton says:

    Thats the real problem. Not police brutality or excessive force, but diversity

    Fixed it for you little brother

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  77. SFC Ton says:

    Also…. what’s going on in Minneapolis?

    I got flooding and livestock to tend to but I am hoping it’s a huge amount of yankee on yankee bloodshed.


  78. theshadowedknight says:

    I know diversity is the problem, but it can be managed with sufficient violence. Your people managed it for centuries before the Yankees fucked everything up. Fear keeps diversity in line.

    The plains apes are burning Minneapolis. Its not yankee on yankee, more like diversity versus scandicucks too polite to defend themselves. Mostly confined to the shitty parts of town, but it might spread. If it does, a bunch of weak white people dead will stir the rest to action. No great loss, either way.


  79. SFC Ton says:

    Actually we didn’t need all that much violence to keep things in check. Which is why lincolns plan to stir up a race war didn’t work


  80. Cheque d'Out says:

    Applause required, I reckon

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    NBC is prohibiting reporters from using the word “riot” in its coverage of violent outbursts in Minnesota that have occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd.


  82. Farm Boy says:

    No Current Dr. Who


  83. Farm Boy says:

    KENTON, WA—A gunman was released from police custody on Thursday after it was determined by experts that the people he had shot were victims of COVID-19 and not his psychotic bloodlust-induced blind-firing rage-spree death-binge through downtown Kenton last week with three AR-15’s, seventeen uzis, and one bazooka and zero clothes on. “Our apologies,” said officers as they unlocked the man’s cuffs and let him walk free, snickering and shaking like a lunatic with drool hanging from his chin.

    Specialists from Washington’s capitol quickly determined that the victims were clearly COVID-19 casualties. The local coroner attempted to push back citing the literal pegboard pattern of bullet holes littered about the scene and the bodies of the victims. He was promptly fired. “COVID-19 strikes again. Chalk it up,” said COVID response agent Jonathan Smith.

    The shooter’s identity has been protected since he committed no crime. “If you shoot a bunch of people and it has no effect on them, that’s not a crime. The effect is the crime if you think about it,” explained Governor Inslee. “What we have here is a matter of a guy shooting people who had died a split second before his bullet hit them of a completely different thing. If this man is guilty of anything, it’s incredibly bad timing.”

    Inslee was asked what he would do if the shooter went back on the streets and began firing on citizens again—which he did immediately. “To jump to conclusions about these things is reckless. You can’t immediately link a bunch of bullets to death,” said Inslee. “Especially in a time like this when almost all death is COVID related. This is science denial and if you deny science on my watch, you will face harsh repercussions.”

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—It was supposed to be a historic launch Wednesday, with America once again putting men into space, but the launch had to be scrubbed as Kennedy Space Center’s neighbor, Karen, called the cops on the operation

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  85. Ame says:

    Thank you!

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    In the same way, our young crave “real” because, though in most circles the display is not physical (except for masks) they know they don’t live in a “real” world.

    Those who aren’t stupid might never admit it, but they realized in high school that the teachers who insisted you “question authority” never meant THEIR authority. They realized early on that the same adults who told them to let it all hang out were very careful to only bleat the same opinions as the herd. They realized at some level the party that claims to care for the destitute is filled with millionaires. And they know how much virtue signaling hides florid vice. So they crave “real”.

    I suspect this is part of the left’s obsession with hypocrisy. They KNOW they’re hypocrites. So they need to prove other people are as well, in order to sleep at night

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    “Why the State of Michigan has chosen this path is beyond me. It seems like the most idiotic thing that we could come up with,” State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) said in an interview with local DWTV News. Through tears, she told the Senate Oversight Committee that her mother contracted COVID-19 at a nursing home last week. She questioned whether Whitmer’s policies put the elderly at risk


  88. Farm Boy says:

    The media’s bias in attempting to portray last night’s chaotic riots as a legitimate “protest” came to the fore when an MSNBC reporter said the demonstrations were not “unruly,” even as a building ferociously burned behind him.


  89. The banned tweet:

    “ ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

    Going for the rhyme at the end seems to be the wording in question. But one could also read this, instead of as a threat, as words of wisdom because it’s true that escalating violence will only lead to violence and that there are better ways to protest police brutality than destroying property and looting. What does that do for the cause except reinforce stereotypes some have spent decades trying to overcome? I am so thankful I don’t live in a large city and/or an area where this is happening and my thoughts and prayers are with those who do.

    Part of this story that is really puzzling is apparently the man killed and the police officer knew each other and worked together as bouncers for several years.

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  90. Or, one could go full tilt and ask if maybe there’s even more to it:

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  91. Liz says:

    Where are the original sources? Wikileaks is easy to find, where is this information?
    Where are the original photos? I did an image search and all I see are conspiracy websites…no where could I find the original. Where did they come from?


  92. It appears this proclamation is taking affect because suddenly it’s like Facebook has been red pilled overnight. I suspect they were banning a lot of the stuff before and so that is now not happening. 🍿 anyone?

    [Like popcorn I do]

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  93. Good questions Liz, I have no idea? 8kaun or reddit or something? I don’t visit those, way to autist for me to follow.


  94. theshadowedknight says:

    All the conspiracy shit is an attempt to deflect from the reality of plains ape lifestyle and social structure. I see people arguing that the first broken window was from a cop and that somehow excuses all of the rioters, looters and arsonists. The people arguing that Soros is responsible for this somehow are trying to shift the blame away from blacks and wilfully ignoring the reality. These are desperate attempts to get white people to ignore the massive problem that these savages inflict upon white civilization. No, the Illuminati, Jews, Clinton, or whoever are not responsible for this, blacks are. Low IQ, high time preference, low self control blacks are rioting, and they wouldn’t be rioting if they were not so stupid, aggressive, shortsighted, and impulsive.

    Also, Q is an enemy psyop. Don’t trust it.


  95. TSK yes, These are good points. I have limited understanding of this living in a rural area where last night my town had a cruise in and people were out flags flying — American, Don’t Tread on Me, and Trump. I jumped in and cruised down Main St. in my little not at all cool or vintage car and lived in the moment. The American spirit was alive and well and I looked around at all that scrappy and thought, “It’s going to be OK.” Here’s how I felt!

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  96. Sent from a friend, not saying it is so or not but some curious points about it… more gaslighting examples?

    “ Let me preface this by saying I do not know what to believe. Yes. A man was murdered and that is NEVER ok. NEVER, EVER and I’m so glad the cop was charged with 3rd degree murder. I hope the other cops are charged as accomplices to murder. But, this post has some good points to consider as details continue to unfold. Not looking to debate. Just thoughts to consider is all.
    Food for thought……..written by someone else:

    Could the Floyd event been Staged? 🤔

    These officers were involved with something, I’m not sure exactly what, but something is just not adding up.
    I think there is at the very least the “possibility”, that this was a filmed public execution of a black man by a white cop, with the purpose of creating racial tensions and driving a wedge in the growing group of anti deep state sentiment from comon people, that have already been psychologically traumatized by Covid 19 fears.
    Historically, in election years and in politically contested areas or in groups, racial or gun violence incidents are becoming common place. Considering the rising approval rating of President Trump in the black community, an event like this was unfortunately “Predictable”
    Consider these points and contrast them to every other police brutality incident you’ve ever seen.
    The filmed portion of the incident was about 10 minutes long. In that amount of time, three officers are holding one handcuffed man down. You only know that because of the pictures taken from across the street. You can’t see the other two officers in the video because they are behind the vehicle. During 8 minutes of the entire video, the officer has his knee on George Floyd’s neck, which is not taught or approved by any law enforcement agency.
    Additionally, other than the Asian officer speaking occasionally to the crowd of bystanders, there is no communication from any of the officers to Mr. Floyd. No talking, no shouting. When have you ever seen a police brutality video without police shouting?
    Additionally, the police had no goal. They weren’t trying to subdue him for arrest, he was already handcuffed and all they needed to do, was place him in the back of the car. There is no plausible explanation for taking him to the ground and having three men on top of a handcuffed man, a knee placed on his neck. Mr. Floyd presented no threat and was not resisting. The only goal that there appeared to be was exactly what happened: “To be filmed brutally killing a black man”.
    Think about this, these officers did not care about being filmed, in fact the officer stared into the camera with soulless eyes and an emotionless face, reminiscent of an assassin, as he knowingly killed an American Citizen.
    None of the officers spoke among themselves or did they speak to Mr. Floyd. They did not respond to his pleas for life. They just sat and kneeled on him until he was passed out and then waited an additional 4 minutes after Mr. Floyd lost consciousness to ensure that Mr. Floyd was dead and could not be revived.
    The bystanders are verbally communicating to the officers, that he isn’t breathing. Unlike any other similar incident, you never see the officers getting on police radios. You never see or hear them calling dispatch for backup. No other police units arrive on the scene and strangely enough, the crowd does not seem to grow either.
    The scene does not end until an ambulance arrives and they unceremoniously flop him on a gurney. At no point does anyone in a uniform ever check his vitals. “As if they aren’t remotely curious about the situation they are in” BTW. who called the ambulance and for what reason? Because if the reason was that Mr. Floyd was having a medical issue, they wouldn’t have still been crushing his neck.
    Shortly after the video went viral, a fake Facebook page supposedly belonging to the officer, at the center of the murder appears and pictures are uploaded that say “Stand your Ground” and “Trump 2020”. A picture of the cop with a red ballcap that says “Make America White Again”. A friends list populated with obvious sock accounts and people clearly not his friends. This is the same kind of fake Facebook stunt that happened with a group made to look like support for the men involved with the Ahmed Aubrey case.
    Is it mere coincidence that this happens the week after “race” becomes a major political issue after the Biden “You ain’t Black” gaffe, started to threaten the black vote the Democrats so desperately count on?
    Additionally, there is substantial video evidence to arrest at least one officer now. Why would the local authorities not charge him immediately, unless there was a political advantage not to!
    Is it mere coincidence that this happens right about the exact moment the COVID-19 fear campaign falls apart, and after it has psychologically traumatized the entire country and got everyone at each other’s throats and suicide attempts are spiking? Is it mere coincidence that this happens after the Auhmed Aubrey case… Which somehow eluded the mains”

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  97. theshadowedknight says:

    Bloom, its possible that it is a staged event, but I didn’t see antifa until well after the riots had started. Normally, they would have been there on standby and would have been sent in as soon as it started to keep it going if this was planned. It looks like this was spontaneous black savagery and parts of the left are taking advantage of the chaos to attack others. Thats why CNN was attacked.


  98. Liz says:

    I’ll just address this one point:
    Additionally, there is substantial video evidence to arrest at least one officer now. Why would the local authorities not charge him immediately, unless there was a political advantage not to!

    I don’t know protocol for how these things go. But whatever it is, they should not defer from them. I’m “wild ass guessing” here…but I assume the standard is to put the officer on probation until the investigation is finished. Changing anything due to the response would be very unwise, in my estimation. Giving into the mob mentality is never a good idea.

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  99. Liz says:

    Correction: Word isn’t “defer” but “deviate”. Sorry.


  100. I am sure behind the scenes it is a full on brawl between red and blue and we probably don’t know the half of it. How the rest of this fits in or it’s just coincidence who knows. But it’s making me grumpy anyway LOL! Cookies, anyone? (Throws dishes, stomps, slams door, eats chocolate, snuggles with pets, Prays good prevails, calls it a 🤬 day…)

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  101. I agree about playing that by the book, Liz.

    Last night as I watched live video feed of the White House situation, the chant was, “No justices, no peace.” I wonder what those chanting wanted, to satisfy justice?

    But as long as people are chanting it how about that, lock her up thing? And all those who knew and did nothing while they personally gained? #themtoo! 🥳

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