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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 15,631

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

Elect-ability: Whoever wins the nomination is the most electable candidate.

That's how the process usually works.

I hear: GOP Congressman Steve King says humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.

I think: Sounds like King got his 23 & Me test results back....

Rep. Steve King says humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest

Rep. Steve King said Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest, prompting the latest round of outrage at the Iowa Republican, who has a long history of making inflammatory remarks.

Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the third-ranking Republican in the House, responded to King’s comment by declaring, “It’s time for him to go.”

In a discussion at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, King was defending his position against laws allowing abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King said, according to the Des Moines Register. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”

more at link...

Trump and all Republicans do not think they are racists. They can't see it.

And vampires can't see their reflections in a mirror either...

A little over a year ago I scored at a local auction house here in Los Angeles

Fancy limited art print signed signed by the artist in a heavy signature frame done by his studio.
His stuff can sell for hundreds or thousands even though just a glicee.
I don't know how it happened but I'm the opening and only bidder ($50) on this thing and I get it for $65 out the door with taxes and buyers premium.
Better yet my wife loves it, which doesn't always happen for the art I buy and flip, so I get to hang this up in our living room while I put it up on eBay for Buy it Now $1,250.00 (a bargain, after some research) and leave it there for sale.

During the last year I've turned down several lowball offers for it.
It's a heavy frame as I said (25lbs) so I knew my "free shipping" would cost me on this one so offers in the $200 range were easy to pass on.
About ten days ago I get a decent offer and start negotiations, a little back and forth and we settle on $800 and I accept it.
I even talked to the buyer during the process to answer questions and found out they are huge fans of this artist and one of their friends has 3 originals by the guy, including the original for the print they are buying.
Done deal.

I'm high five-ing myself because even though the shipping is going to be a lot I did well with it.
They pay instantly and before my wife gets home from work that night the art is packaged up and shipped out to the east coast.
I have a couple thousand positive feedbacks on eBay about my fast and secure shipping and that's how I keep the buyers of the bigger stuff happy.
If they get it fast, it scratches their itch for the purchase.

I hang a temp piece on the wall where it hung until the wife tells me what she wants hanging there next from the collection/inventory.
"That was my favorite piece you ever brought home." she tells me that night.
Of course she was bummed but she knows the art moves. It comes and it goes. Nature of the business.
There are some pieces I plan on owning until I die but not many.

The next day I'm counting my money and the buyer calls me.
They had called that friend to tell them they finally found a print of that piece they loved and the friend tells them they were planning on giving it to them. In fact they were going to give them all 3 of them.
So she would be returning my piece for a refund.
I can't even remember the last time I had a return.
I thought that would definitely not happen on this because of what super fans they were and all.

So to their immense credit they offer to pay for my shipping costs and that was nice of them.
when it arrived there they stuck a check in the box and just shipped it back the same day without really even opening it.
Got it yesterday and took it out of the box and wrapping and it was safe and sound, none the worse for wear, which had been my main worry at that point.

Hung it back up in it's old spot on the wall, took a picture and texted it to my wife
"It's like it never even left. I'm glad. lol" was her reply.
At least she's happy again, so Im happy too.

I will get my eBay commission that I paid on it back in a credit that will be used against future sales so that's really the only cost to me on this, except for the shuffling of money in Paypal to cover the difference for the refund.

There's no big ending here, just a story about how frustrating it can be dealing with buyers of higher ticket stuff sometimes.
I went from "SCORE!" to "SHIT!" in 24 hours on this deal.

Then I went and got another great deal on a couple more pieces at that same auction house last weekend too.....it never stops.
Fingers crossed.

Costco making Pizza video, I can't stop watching


Republicans: "If you want to criticize our government, then leave!"

Also Republicans: “I need my seventeen assault weapons to fight our tyrannical government someday!”

After two big earthquakes in two days Hollywood is ready to sacrifice a virgin to the gods...

if we had any virgins...

We just had a another big earthquake. 6.9 11 miles from Ridgecrest

an hour ago.
it was definitely bigger and felt more of a shaker than just the sway of yesterday.
and I'm 125 miles away from the epicenter.

Delaney is getting destroyed by Ali Velshi about universal healthcare claims

John Delaney has no idea what he talking about and he has said Ali is wrong, after Velshi explained the Canadian system he grew up in.
Delaney just blew up trying to make his outrageous claim work.
Ruhle keeps trying to stop it save the congressman but the directors just let it go through a planned commercial break too because it's a train wreck.

Any candidate on the stage in the next two nights can beat Trump, if...

we stick together, register lots of new voters, get out the vote on election day and early voting.
We need to work and vote like our country depends on it.
You know, because it does.
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