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2021-11-24 9:09:19 PM  
Great. Now I has a sad.
 
2021-11-24 9:09:23 PM  
So it'll still be on display months after it should have been taken down?
 
2021-11-24 9:09:40 PM  
Interesting. Most Jews don't celebrate pagan rituals. I don't RBG did.
 
2021-11-24 9:09:49 PM  
By all means let's celebrate a woman whose ego, pride and vanity lead to a 25+ year reign of right-wing nut jobs on the SCOTUS.
 
2021-11-24 9:10:01 PM  

Shryke: Interesting. Most Jews don't celebrate pagan rituals. I don't RBG did.


Doubt. Goddammit.
 
2021-11-24 9:16:58 PM  

Shryke: Shryke: Interesting. Most Jews don't celebrate pagan rituals. I don't RBG did.

Doubt. Goddammit.


Such a pity you spoiled it, it was so clever.
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2021-11-24 9:27:23 PM  
Tragically, cut down in the prime of her life?
 
2021-11-24 9:28:11 PM  
Well, Christianity IS a sect of Judaism! (Jesus being a 'door' into his Jewish Father's house!)
 
2021-11-24 9:30:31 PM  
They had to take down the Brett Conifer tree  because it had to be watered with beer and kept making unwanted advances to the elves.
 
2021-11-24 9:30:42 PM  

CarnySaur: So it'll still be on display months after it should have been taken down?


That's a Diane FeinsTreen
 
2021-11-24 9:38:48 PM  

John the Magnificent: By all means let's celebrate a woman whose ego, pride and vanity lead to a 25+ year reign of right-wing nut jobs on the SCOTUS.


FWIW, this year's WH tree came from the north coast of CA, less than 100 miles from me. I missed the chance to see it roll thru town. However this ares is solid blue Bernie country, full of weed growers. Read that however you want.
 
2021-11-24 9:42:32 PM  
Wow it really sucks that this woman who actually did a lot of incredible things for this nation is basically being reduced to "that old hag who didn't retire when she should have." Maybe we can have a slightly more nuanced take on this woman and her life. Especially since you all just look like a bunch of misogynistic f*cks.

I get it. I wish she'd retired sooner, too. But Jesus Christ, people.
 
2021-11-24 10:09:45 PM  
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2021-11-24 10:10:49 PM  
We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.
 
2021-11-24 10:11:53 PM  

austerity101: Wow it really sucks that this woman who actually did a lot of incredible things for this nation is basically being reduced to "that old hag who didn't retire when she should have." Maybe we can have a slightly more nuanced take on this woman and her life. Especially since you all just look like a bunch of misogynistic f*cks.

I get it. I wish she'd retired sooner, too. But Jesus Christ, people.


I can't wait to see what Victorious ACB achieves in the 60 years she might have ahead of her, LOL

/mandatory retirement at age 70 for all elected officials and judges would solve so many issues.
 
2021-11-24 10:11:57 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: John the Magnificent: By all means let's celebrate a woman whose ego, pride and vanity lead to a 25+ year reign of right-wing nut jobs on the SCOTUS.

FWIW, this year's WH tree came from the north coast of CA, less than 100 miles from me. I missed the chance to see it roll thru town. However this ares is solid blue Bernie country, full of weed growers. Read that however you want.


Great, one of the few that survived the wildfires. Classic Biden.
 
2021-11-24 10:13:16 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.


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Tree in question.
 
2021-11-24 10:14:24 PM  
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Look at all these carolers who showed up to help light the tree!
 
2021-11-24 10:17:54 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.


King Hippo

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2021-11-24 10:22:36 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.


Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.
 
2021-11-24 10:25:39 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.


I'd have gone "Spruce Bringsteen".
 
2021-11-24 10:26:42 PM  
Loose Spruce
 
2021-11-24 10:34:12 PM  

austerity101: Wow it really sucks that this woman who actually did a lot of incredible things for this nation is basically being reduced to "that old hag who didn't retire when she should have." Maybe we can have a slightly more nuanced take on this woman and her life. Especially since you all just look like a bunch of misogynistic f*cks.

I get it. I wish she'd retired sooner, too. But Jesus Christ, people.


I agree with you, but I don't see anyone talking shiat due to her being a woman. It's possible that I have someone ignored that has commented.
 
2021-11-24 10:49:57 PM  

austerity101: Wow it really sucks that this woman who actually did a lot of incredible things for this nation is basically being reduced to "that old hag who didn't retire when she should have." Maybe we can have a slightly more nuanced take on this woman and her life. Especially since you all just look like a bunch of misogynistic f*cks.

I get it. I wish she'd retired sooner, too. But Jesus Christ, people.


She could have retired a hero, instead she died soon enough to become the villain. Or something.
 
2021-11-24 10:50:17 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.


I'm from NJ so Springsteen is the only boss I listen to.

/not really because I kinda hate his music
//but the name is pretty appropriate
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2021-11-24 10:52:12 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.


Spruce Leroy
 
2021-11-24 10:56:44 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.

I'm from NJ so Springsteen is the only boss I listen to.

/not really because I kinda hate his music
//but the name is pretty appropriate
///


I can't stand his music either! However, my wife loves him. Instead of "the boss" I refer to him as the assistant manager.

/he sounds constipated
 
2021-11-24 11:09:45 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.

I'm from NJ so Springsteen is the only boss I listen to.

/not really because I kinda hate his music
//but the name is pretty appropriate
///

I can't stand his music either! However, my wife loves him. Instead of "the boss" I refer to him as the assistant manager.

/he sounds constipated


I like I'm on Fire and that's it.  Everything else is like nails on a chalkboard.
 
2021-11-24 11:10:16 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

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Tree in question.

Spruce Leroy


Lenny Spruce.

Robert the Spruce!
 
2021-11-24 11:20:48 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: austerity101: Wow it really sucks that this woman who actually did a lot of incredible things for this nation is basically being reduced to "that old hag who didn't retire when she should have." Maybe we can have a slightly more nuanced take on this woman and her life. Especially since you all just look like a bunch of misogynistic f*cks.

I get it. I wish she'd retired sooner, too. But Jesus Christ, people.

I agree with you, but I don't see anyone talking shiat due to her being a woman. It's possible that I have someone ignored that has commented.


You don't have to use gendered slurs to be a misogynist. That's like saying it's not racist unless you say the N word.

You notice how our society treats Black and white people differently? Like how the media obsesses over missing white women but couldn't give a f*ck about missing Black and Brown women? That's racism. It's not like the media is calling them the N-word, but it's still racial bias.

Fark is overwhelmingly populated with men, and since her death, many of them are very, very happy to attack Ginsburg in ways that I am reasonably confident they wouldn't be doing had she been a man. They'll deny this, and there's no way to prove it, but that doesn't mean there aren't patterns.

You can't really look at a single person for a problem like this. Take the 2016 election--prior to it and even prior to the primary, there were a huge amount of op-eds attacking Hillary Clinton. Were they making some decent points? Yes, many of them were, and there are many thing to criticize Hillary Clinton over. But that doesn't change the fact that the aggregate showed a disproportionate number of hit-pieces written against her, especially when compared to the other candidates. Especially the male ones. You can play that off as "Eh, she's like famous or whatever," but ... should we really be downplaying sexism when it's right in front of our faces?

This is an aggregate problem, and unfortunately it's really easy for people to deny as a result.
 
2021-11-24 11:31:48 PM  

jso2897: Shryke: Shryke: Interesting. Most Jews don't celebrate pagan rituals. I don't RBG did.

Doubt. Goddammit.

Such a pity you spoiled it, it was so clever.
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Wasn't trying to be clever. What are you on about?
 
2021-11-24 11:35:13 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.


I name all of my plants Robert.
 
2021-11-24 11:49:07 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.

Spruce Springsteen. That's what I named mine. As a side note, I named all of the bushes in my yard "Kate" so I might not be the best at naming plants.


The tree street band?
 
2021-11-25 12:05:11 AM  
I'll raise your Spruce Bader Ginsburg with an Amy Coney Chestnut.
 
2021-11-25 3:06:33 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.


Shame it's not a fir, because I'd go with Fir Mix a Lot or Kim Firdashian.... Because that tree is bottom-heavy.  I mean... damn.

So I'll go with Caboose the Spruce.
 
2021-11-25 8:29:04 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.


Name it Fiona Apple.

Then when someone asks why you named a spruce tree Fiona Apple you just look confused and see how long it takes them to figure out how to put into words that it should have been named something about Spruce.
 
2021-11-25 9:01:35 AM  
I'll just take your word for it - as far as the existence of a reason why this is funny. NEXT.
 
2021-11-25 2:55:37 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: ViolentEastCoastCity: ViolentEastCoastCity: We just transplanted a spruce from my parents house to ours.  My husband asked if I wanted to name it.  I didn't before, but I kinda do now.

If you guys have better ideas, hit me.

[Fark user image image 425x566]

Tree in question.

Name it Fiona Apple.

Then when someone asks why you named a spruce tree Fiona Apple you just look confused and see how long it takes them to figure out how to put into words that it should have been named something about Spruce.


If I had friends, I'd totally do this.
 
2021-11-25 11:27:01 PM  
Subby, read carefully: RBG won in ****2020**** There's another contest this year.
 
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