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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/2/19 5:49 PM 
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Elizabeth Warren: Dead phony walking


Elizabeth Warren obviously has no concept of the damage she already has done to her future in national politics by revealing her DNA test results showing that she has less Native America DNA than the average citizen of this country.  How else could she have issued her bizarre Instagram video announcing her presidential campaign?  The live-feed video she posted to Instagram (but did not archive) lives on and has made her into a national joke, confirming that deep down, the genuine, authentic Elizabeth Warren is a phony.

The estimable William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection dubs the video her "Dukakis Tank Moment," a judgment shared by Boston Herald columnist Jaclyn Cashman.

Warren's cringeworthy event – streamed on Instagram Live on New Year's Eve – is a friendly chat with her followers.

"I'm here in my kitchen – and um – I thought maybe we'd just take some questions and I'd see what I can do," Warren said.

At which point she not-so-casually said she would grab a beer. Seems innocuous enough. Beer has a time-honored place in presidential politics.  But this resident of Cambridge's la-di-dah Linnaean Street and erstwhile Harvard elitist is really an extra oaky chardonnay kind of lady.  Her poor husband was so befuddled – apparently not fully clued in on the stunt – that when she offered him one he declined.  More of a 20-year-old tawny port sipper, no doubt.

The most authentic thing about the video, in fact, was its bogusness: Warren once again trying to pretend she is something she is not.

It is widely believed that the stunt in which presidential candidate Dukakis rode in a tank with a tanker's helmet on – an effort to prove his toughness on national security – backfired, as he looked completely unnatural.

YouTube screen grab.

Faking comfort and familiarity in a situation that is the exact opposite rarely works, except with top-tier actors.

Warren's Instagram video, in which the prissy professor pretended she was an average Joe using working-class vernacular and said, "Hold on a second – I'm gonna get me a beer" was cringe-inducing, as was the body language purporting to be slugging down a brewski:

Screen grab from Instagram, via 
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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/3/19 7:56 AM 
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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/3/19 8:24 AM 
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The next Presidential race is shaping up nicely *chuckle* . . .


From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/3/19 11:19 AM 
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Click below for movie trailer:


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From: DofNY1/3/19 1:43 PM 
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Thanks!  I needed that laugh today.  (Bad pain day hit on grocery delivery day; I'm in fucking agony!  I need a stronger dose of hydrocodone, not this freaking 5mg candy.)


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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/3/19 5:02 PM 
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 I may have asked before, but have you ever tried or considered medical marijuana?

Hopefully, this will bring you a small measure of comfort . . .



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From: DofNY1/3/19 5:30 PM 
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lol on the article, yes, it does cheer

Can't use medical marijuana with heart disease.  It can kill you.  Literally.  It can cause rapid heartbeat which can induce heart attack and stroke in an unhealthy heart.  I can't take ibuprofren for the same reason.  I'm stuck with tylenol, aspirin (limited due to my stomach problems) and the too careful use of hydrocodone which I would like to up but I do get too constipated if I take daily and it's dangerous to seek increasing these days.

That and I'm also irrationally anti-pot and always have been.  I'll leave you with the rational explanation.

I think I have reached the point today where the body kicks in its own defense.  I'm feeling warm.  Particular to my bone disease (so don't assume this helps all chronic pain patients, mostly not) that causes low grade temperatures.  This is actually kind of cool since they are low grade and not dangerous becuase heat helps pain albeit it's the damned disease causing the damned pain.  But, yeah, it's easing because I'm getting warm.  I am not complaining.

My daughter is anemic so she's always cold.  This was a bitch when we lived together - me always hot; her always cold.


From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon1/3/19 5:36 PM 
To: DofNY  (993 of 2877) 
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Well, I'll try to keep you entertained at least.

I too have a high internal thermostat which has caused a little friction between me and everybody else *chuckle*. On the other hand, when I was surfing, I was always able to stay in the water much longer than my buddies who would be shivering in their towels while I remained comfortably catching waves.


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