Lucas

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  1. Lucas gave reputation to Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    It's all about money. There are campaign rules in place where when you are running for election (2020) you can mark a lot of stuff as campaign events, rallies and commercials - so you can write off a lot of the costs and do fundraising and stuff. That's one reason why he filed for re-election the day after this inauguration. His companies are still making tons of money off his own "re-election campaign" since his campaign events need to use businesses to get their needs met... wonder which businesses they'll use? 
    Obama did tour the country for like a year or more after getting elected, but almost every single event was about the Affordable Care Act because he was pushing to get public support for it. You know, that whole "passing legislation" thing that some Presidents try to do.
    I am not confident that he ever will. The other day was a really good example of why. When he came out and didn't denounce the Nazis, they were all happy. The next day he came out and shit talked them, they just said "Oh, Trump HAD to say that, he was getting pressure, he doesn't mean it." They do this same thing for everything - anything bad is because he's doing the whole "wrecking of the establishment" that they want, and anything they perceive as good is good. Nixon resigned in disgrace and even shortly before then he had upper 20s approval rating. Trump's supporters do not have any values they hold dear, so if he does something "bad", they don't care, because Trump did it. If Bernie Sanders came out and took 1million from Wallstreet and said "You know, I don't want single payer anymore" he wouldn't be my political hero. Trump supporters do not care about anything else other than Trump pissing off liberals. If he does that, it's a win. I really, really hope I'm proven wrong. 
     
    I am a very staunch critic of religion and Pence is about as right wing of a fundamentalist "we should electrocute gay teenagers back to being straight" type of nutjob that I'm scared of. Although plenty of good has come and can come from religion, he is the direct representation of everything that I hate about religion. That said, I would welcome him with open arms compared to Trump. In my view, Pence can get all of the legislative, Christian fundamentalist shit I don't like right now, through Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos and pushing Trump to do what he wants. I just want our President to stop being a national embarrassment - other countries think we're a joke. I want "Fake News" to go away. I want the symbol of America to actually be someone who can hold attention for more than 3 minutes at a time. The list goes on and on - but for an agnostic atheist guy like me, I dream of Pence!  
  2. Lucas gave reputation to Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    My heart hurts every day. I don't know if it'll be early through impeachment or resignation, loss of 2020 election or at the end of his 8th year, but the day that this man is no longer my President will be one of the best days of my life. 
  3. Lucas gave reputation to Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    I agree, I hope it won't be nearly as long as 4 years...
  4. Lucas gave reputation to Tilley in Tidelines - 'Tidelines'   
    Listened earlier today, Condescension is great.  Other standouts are Wellspring, Seed to the Sower, Shelter, Sun Never Sleeps, New Horizon.
  5. Lucas gave reputation to Chris. in 10 years new album   
    Good shit right here:
     
  6. Lucas gave reputation to EchoInside in 10 years new album   
    New single 'Novacaine' leaked.
    New album name: ' (How to Live) As Ghosts '
    New album release date: 27. October 2017
    Tracklist:
    1. The Messenger
    2. Novacaine
    3. Burnout
    4. Catacombs
    5. Ghosts
    6. Blood Red Sky
    7. Phantoms
    8. Vampires
    9. Halos
    10. Lucky You
    11. Insomnia
  7. Lucas received reputation from Koldes in Seether - 'Poison the Parish'   
  8. Lucas received reputation from Kalt in Nothing More // The Stories We Tell Ourselves   
  9. Lucas gave reputation to jgohawks in NF - 'Therapy Session'   
    New song/video out.
     
  10. Lucas gave reputation to Omar in Got (NFL) News   
    The thing of it is that he's better than a lot of team's STARTERS. You can't tell me a team like the Jets can't use him. He's absolutely getting blackballed and it's total bullshit that he is, but on the other hand I'm with you, so sick of hearing about it. 
     
    Let it be a lesson for a NFL players. You can beat your wife, be involved in a murder investigation, be a racist shit, fight dogs, just never stand up for minorities and disrespect 'Merica. 
  11. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in Got (NFL) News   
    Thanks. I'm open to joining your league if you have no other options.
  12. Lucas gave reputation to Paul in Got (NFL) News   
    We’d love to have you @NinjaNick101....
  13. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in Sleeping With Sirens - Gossip   
  14. Lucas received reputation from NinjaNick101 in New Pvris album incoming   
  15. Lucas gave reputation to xeph in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Great cover by Spencer/Matt from Periphery in memoriam
     
  16. Lucas gave reputation to American_Idiot in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I started tearing up listening to "One More Light" (song) yesterday while getting ready for work. So freaking eerie listening to some of these lyrics and not knowing what was going on his mind in the recent past. I've also had a bit of a rough time listening to any music that isn't energetic and happy over the last two days as it makes me think of him.
  17. Lucas gave reputation to Vigo in RIP Chester Bennington   
    A lot of the lyrics to a lot of their songs now just seem really sad in hindsight.
  18. Lucas gave reputation to RainbowDragon in RIP Chester Bennington   
    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/07/20/243422684/los-angeles-dodgers-organist-honors-late-chester-bennington-by-playing-numb-during-pregame
  19. Lucas gave reputation to Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Do any of you remember the time before Linkin Park blew up (before In The End was a single)?  Like, I do... They would play ads on MTV promoting Hybrid Theory (like Drowning Pool did during WWE).  I got that shit as soon as I heard "Crawling."  I've probably spent over a thousand hours listening to Linkin Park since I was a teen, no joke.
     
    No point really, just reminiscing.
  20. Lucas gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in RIP Chester Bennington   
    All I can say is...thanks Chester for hearing you for 16+ years and enjoyed every one of them. When I first heard "One Step Closer" late 2000, I was amazed. Hybrid Theory was a masterpiece, Meteora was just as good as well as the rest of the discography. Dead By Sunrise was a great band, too. I won't forget seeing you guys at a surprise show on Warped Tour 2014 in Ventura. It was awesome times. RIP, Chester. You got me through the best times and the bad times.
  21. Lucas gave reputation to jman3000 in RIP Chester Bennington   
    The "metalhead purists" always bash LP and numetal in general, which I always thought was stupid. As others have said on here, LP was a gateway band for many that got them into listening to rock or metal. Hybrid Theory and Meteora are probably in my top 20 all-time albums because I can play them all the way through and never want to skip a song. My friends that knew nothing about other rock bands I listened to always could relate with me because we all agreed that LP was an awesome band. We blasted Hybrid Theory in the locker room when I played football in high school and everyone on the team would get hyped to play a game. They were probably one of the most, if not the most popular band in my high school by the time I graduated. This also includes being more popular than most pop artists at that time. When Meteora came out, there was a huge buzz in school. I'm not sure if the same thing happens anymore for albums these days in grade school. Weiland, Cobain, Staley, and Cornell were all voices of my early childhood memories, while Chester is one of the most predominant voices of my teenage and early adult days along with a few others.
    In my first year of college everyone blasted LP songs and the ReAnimation album along with the collaborations with Jay Z. They were everywhere on popular media when you think about it from 2000 to 2008. Even friends in college that mostly listened to country knew about and listened to LP. If I asked them if they knew who Mudvayne, Slipknot, or Skillet was they always looked at me like I was an alien, but they knew about LP. When "What I've Done" dropped, how huge was that? The lead up and hype to that song and video was serious. Also, it was the main song on the first Transformers movie series. The movies and the song are now synonymous. Just a few years ago I was riding in a car with my friend to Tahoe and he started blasting Hybrid Theory after a breakup. I hadn't listened to the entire album in about 5-10 years and we were singing every lyric perfectly to the songs. He isn't a huge rock fan either, but we could both enjoy singing the songs together and it cheered him up. My wife and I are the same way, we both love LP and can sing most of their older material without hesitation. I've also to this day used some of the lyrics for inside jokes with her and she does the same with me. This all speaks to how much of an influence Chester and LP had on my generation. Apparently as Green Baron has said, their later work has resonated with the following generation, which is extremely difficult for a band to do. The fact that Chester's death was the second headline under the OJ parole news today on CNN shows just how influential they are. I also regret never seeing them. I might have had 1 chance about 10 years ago in Philly, but never made the time during summer break. At least I got to see Chester with STP many years later and I hope Linkin Park continues because they are still influential. 
  22. Lucas gave reputation to Green Baron in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Linkin Park is still an incredibly popular band amongst people my age and younger who are into rock, more so than any other band. A lot of people I know were raised with the band, grew up listening to a lot of their songs and were affected a lot by Chester's death, which is something I didn't notice with any of the other deaths. Yes, I was born when Hybrid Theory came out. I've noticed the Minutes to Midnight-era stuff is what people love as well, which makes sense because that album came out at a perfect time for us to listen to. They were still very much "our" band, even if we were on the younger end of the spectrum.
  23. Lucas gave reputation to Andrew in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Still think it's an important lesson to take away from self-entitled fans who think the artist should make music for them.  Can you imagine all the time and energy Chester spent writing songs like "Heavy" and then everyone everywhere just tells him it sucks and he should go back to making Hybrid Theory?  Do you think that'd be hard on a person who's already struggling pretty substantially with depression?
    People think that the shit they say online doesn't matter but every comment is a drop of water and that shit can turn into a tidal wave real fast.  Just be good to people, dang.
  24. Lucas gave reputation to Chris. in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Seriously, this:
    http://www.rockfeed.net/2017/07/20/lets-honest-chester-bennington/
  25. Lucas gave reputation to Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This fucking blows, dudes.   Not only was Hybrid Theory and Meteora an integral part of my rock upbringing, it's pretty much the soundtrack to a large part of my developmental years and fucking DEAD BY SUNRISE was a huge part of my healing over the worst relationship I had been in.
    So, gents...if you haven't listened to Dead By Sunrise, check the record out.  It's really good in it's own way.