'Radical' Russ Belville

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Whoever wrote that joke, "the worst thing to come out of a Kennedy's mouth since the back of a Kennedy's head" on @LastWeekTonight? You're probably getting a lot of feedback on that one. Just know that joke had me laughing out loud back and to the left, back and to the left.
So, this happened on my commute this morning to my li'l ol' mountain pot shop in Eastern Oregon.
I can't let a perfectly good meme go by without weedifying it.
The problem is @momduck05 keeps inviting the guy back every day. twitter.com/PissOffTrumpz/…
I'm fully vaccinated and I'm going to keep wearing a mask outside because: 1) It foils facial recognition software; 2) I haven't caught a cold in fifteen months; 3) It pisses off the right people. twitter.com/TedRall/status…
Maybe girls growing up knowing they can never be the top girls athlete in their school if a trans girl joins isn't as big a deal as excluding the trans girls from playing. Maybe losing a scholarship or Olympic bid is just the price girls must pay for trans inclusivity. /end
So, it's got to be about more than "let them play." We created those other competitions so that they are all playing within a group in which their hard work and talent would allow them to experience victories. /5
I get the idea of "let them play, let's be inclusive." But if that were the only point, why not let the disabled and women all play with able-bodied men, then? Everybody's included! But then disabled and women will never win. /4
Why is there Paralympics? Their bodies are different and can't compete fairly with able-bodied. Why is there Special Olympics? Their bodies are different and can't compete fairly with non-disabled. Why is there Women's sports? So they aren't isolated from their friends? /3
I've always thought of women's sports as answering the question, "who's the fastest / strongest / best woman?" But as more trans women athletes compete, you're going to see more people asterisking their records like we do Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire's late-90's steroid HRs. /2
It's a fair point. Do we regulate sports in such a way that the rare instances of the most elite athletes born female losing a scholarship / Olympics spot to athletes born male is an acceptable trade-off for not disqualifying 0.6% of the population from school athletics? /1 twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/s…
I rebooted my podcast using this new subscription service for royalty free music. Come to find out that if I stop the subscription, everything I ever uploaded with their music will then retroactively get copyright strikes. This biz model is why I still use Adobe CS3 off 4 CDs.
"The deceased was wearing a KLIM motorcyclist's airbag vest but it did not deploy because the deceased's bank account was overdrawn and the automatic subscription payment didn't get paid," is not what the deceased's family will be happy to learn. I learned this thread's lesson. twitter.com/doctorow/statu…
I don't even have the energy to try to deal with a tech support ticket for Elementor or Sonaar and I've already expended all the soul I can spare with GoDaddy's tech support last time around. Ain't there some Gen Z tech wiz who'd come fix this shit for me for a few ounces? /7
I should have long since been out of the back end of these platforms, freed to create content. Alas, here I am again, facing yet another major website overhaul because stuff I bought doesn't do what it said it would, or I completely suck as a designer (I'm all I can afford). /6
I can't remove the Elementor part or switch themes without completely hosing my site. I can't move off GoDaddy without finding affordable home for a 4GB mp3 library (can't afford the storage cost at RadWebHosting or I'd have migrated there by now). /5
The issue is that my site is constructed with a premium plugin I purchased called Elementor Pro, working within a premium podcasting WordPress theme I purchased called Sonaar. I thought maybe if I paid for pro plugin with pro theme on paid "Ultimate" platform I'd be AOK. /4
Again, I know bringing up any "500 Server Error" with GoDaddy leads to a tech support script that must say "blame it on whatever external thing they mention," But damn, I thought paying big (to me) money for something "Ultimate" would not frustrate me so. But here we are. /3
But I haven't moved RadicalRuss off of GoDaddy, because their Ultimate WordPress comes with unlimited storage—critical for my 4GB archive of podcasts. The problem is my site is very unresponsive, can't save edits to it, often returns "500 Server Error." /2
I am enormously frustrated with my website. I already moved IdahoCann off of GoDaddy's Ultimate WordPress hosting because their tech support was worthless for trying to debug a problem syncing Printful to WooCommerce, a problem that vanished upon moving to RadWebHosting. /1
"Treasure Valley businesses facing shortage of workers when they offer them full-time jobs with take home pay less than or equal to their rent." ($13/hr * 160 hours/mo = $2,080 - 30% in taxes = $1,456/mo take home pay.) twitter.com/BetsyZRussell/…
Aha! So there *are* Republicans who are sympathetic to the fact DC residents don't have voting representation. This is a pivot from "it don't need fixed" to "let us fix it so it doesn't hurt us." twitter.com/atrupar/status…
Can I have the egg bacon sausage and spam without the spam? twitter.com/TimNoEgo/statu…
Every time I see that abomination of Old Glory, this is the symbolism I see. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
Such a dilemma. Part of our leaving Portland was the growing homeless camps that brought drug waste, human waste, and crime to our neighborhood. It's either criminalize homelessness or watch your city go to hell. Because our nation won't fix the actual problem: capitalism. twitter.com/Taniel/status/…
Any #AT40 with EWF is automatically a good #AT40, even if Debbie Boone and David Cassidy show up. EWF cancels at least five shitty songs. It's just math.
It really doesn't mean anything that the Facebook page for the Idaho "family" group opposing our Idaho marijuana legalization group has 1/15th the followers as our page, aside from making me smile.
Yes! That Elton John song, "Ego," that I had never heard before in my life before Casey played it a year ago. That's what I love about the bottom ten #AT40, the flotsam that washed up briefly on the charts and disappeared.
Why is there no Joe Manchin equivalent on the GOP side? Don't give me Lisa Murkowski or Mitt Romney or Susan Collins. On every issue of import they are lockstep GOP votes. WTF is it with Democrats named Joe? Lieberman, Manchin, Donnelly, Kennedy III, Biden… twitter.com/sahilkapur/sta…
On second thought, we won't migrate. There have been... issues.
This whole "we can't find workers cuz unemployment's paying them enough to live on" trend amuses me. Dang it, people, don't you know that capitalism just won't work unless we have an underclass willing to do the grunt work for poverty wages? twitter.com/reflectivity/s…
There will be no new podcast today. I'm migrating to Anchor and restructuring the show to focus on legalizing marijuana in Idaho. Migration of 2,737 episodes might take awhile, it seems.
One of those "I can't get no workers cuz the unemployment is too generous" restaurant owners said he's starting *dishwashers* at $21/hour and got served some truth in response. I've been a dishwasher in a busy restaurant. $21 should be the starting wage. twitter.com/failure1st/sta…
Internet people. I don't often do a #FF Follow Friday. But I will for @KindIdaho. They're carrying the ball on the IMMA medical initiative in Idaho while @IdahoCann works decrim options. All volunteers, all patients, all in America's Last Absolute Prohibition State. Follow 'em! twitter.com/KindIdaho/stat…
Excuse me, do you have any 20% THC concentrate I could buy legally, but processed and packaged in a way that will make a cop think I'm carrying illegal drugs? Is it branded to associate cannabis with cocaine, too? Where's my Dec 1980 HIGH TIMES cover jpg? Did Dr. Bourne take it? twitter.com/chadneylujan/s…
Since he's trending, I'll recount the time I was hustling through some airport and saw 3 autograph seekers talking to a dapper old man and I froze as I realized holy shit that's Mel Brooks! He saw me suddenly freeze, mouth agape, simply nodded and mouthed, "yes, I am."
In 18 other states, he couldn't have been arrested for possessing the marijuana he was possessing to self-medicate his mental health issues twitter.com/ABC/status/138…
Today in the #WholeDamnBarrel, the NYPD is warning its officers that thanks to a new law that allows bad apples to be sued for violating people's civil rights, they shouldn't do that as much anymore. twitter.com/SBANYPD/status…
On the same countdown as spoken word "The Americans." Radio was different then, man.
Hell, yes! @cheechandchong "Sister Mary Elephant" at #24 for the "Wheel of Casey" episode on @70sOn7 (#AT40 01-12-1974). Stoner comedy albums with singles that were Top 40 hits, man.
The corollary is how many people *do* have drugs in their home, so when they "see something" they don't "say something" for fear the police attention turns to searching them. twitter.com/BecksWelker/st…
Thank you, @Sethrogen, this is the kind of positive messaging that is helpful. twitter.com/Sethrogen/stat…
Then by the Prohibitionist's Law of It Must Be True, that means the black market sales must have increased by at least 71 percent! twitter.com/NORML/status/1…
Ugh. 48 seasons with three Hall of Fame QBs and only seven championships to show for it (Mssrs. Starr & Lombardi, you did your parts). Also known as the number of championships for Mr. Brady alone. twitter.com/MattPomPom/sta…
"You can't fire me! I quit!" He should have resigned long before a 19-year-old intern was subjected to additional trauma by the #idleg and @CBS2Boise. twitter.com/KTVBJoe/status…
What will it take to gruntle Aaron Rodgers? twitter.com/SportsCenter/s…
I get "no Joe Camels" and other restrictions that would appeal to kids in advertising. Lacking Joe Camel doesn't hurt an adult smoker. But banning a flavoring does. Adults like flavors. Telling us we can only have our drugs in original taste rings hollow in a world of cocktails.
The idea we should ban flavored drugs* because flavors appeal to kids is the same logic that says we should ban drugs because drugs appeal to kids. Stop regulating adults by what appeals to kids! Adults like flavors, too! *Don't expect fruity alcohol seltzers to go anywhere… twitter.com/SupportAALM/st…
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