Wizards fans had the best reactions to John Wall’s game-winner against the Celtics

The range of emotions are wonderful.

John Wall’s game-winning basket was something the city of Washington D.C. desperately needed. The Wizards lost Game 5, and the Capitals lost their Game 7 against the Penguins on Wednesday.

Look at the fierce look on Wall’s face, as he put the final dagger into the hearts of the Celtics. That’s a baaaad man.

That bad man gave the people of Washington D.C. something they’ll be celebrating all weekend before Monday’s Game 7.

LOOK AT THESE FACES

This elderly gentleman had seen it all. Until Wall’s shot swished through the basket with authority.

This is the look of a man who has been a Wizards fan for years, and hasn’t had much to celebrate. The young kid, on the other hand, probably doesn’t really understand what he just saw. He definitely enjoyed it though.

Unlike his friend above, this guy went with the pointed index fingers in celebration. A very good strategy, also symbolic of the one game left in the series.

“BRUH.”

This guy is calm, cool, and collected. He know Wall had that handled.

Congrats, Wizards fans. Enjoy it while you can.

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John Wall called out the Celtics ‘funeral game’ outfits for Game 6

“We worked too hard for this”

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are going to game 7 thanks to Wall’s game winner with under 5 seconds left to go in the game.

That shot not only saved the Wizards season, but it is one of the biggest moments in recent franchise history.

In a game where the Celtics decided to dress in all black to ‘bury’ the Wizards, John Wall let them know they ain’t dead yet in the postgame interview.

Listen:

With that, It’s time to play the John Wall anthem.

Sing along if you know the words.

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John Wall called out the Celtics ‘funeral game’ outfits for Game 6

“We worked too hard for this.”

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are going to game 7 thanks to Wall’s game winner with under 5 seconds left to go in the game.

That shot not only saved the Wizards season, but it is one of the biggest moments in recent franchise history.

In a game where the Celtics decided to dress in all black to ‘bury’ the Wizards, John Wall let them know they ain’t dead yet in the postgame interview.

Listen:

With that, It’s time to play the John Wall anthem.

Sing along if you know the words.

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Open thread for night owls. Harper’s Index excerpts: U.S. Special Forces operating in 102 nations

Here are some excerpts from the June edition of the Harper’s Index:

Portion of Oklahoma school districts that have switched to four-day weeks because of budget cuts: 1/5 […]
Percentage of Americans who estimate they will need at least $1,000,000 to retire: 37
Of Americans aged 55 and older with retirement plans whose accounts contain more than $250,000: 35
Portion of American workers who are looking for a new job: ½ […]
Amount awarded to wrongfully convicted individuals for each year they spent in a Texas state prison: $80,000
In a Wisconsin state prison: $5,000
Number of U.S. states in which wrongfully convicted state prisoners aren’t entitled to monetary compensation: 18 […]
Percentage of invitees from Africa to a U.S. conference on African economic development who were denied visas: 100 […]
Minimum number of U.S. states in which spring arrived early this year: 35 […]
Number of countries in which U.S. Special Operations Forces were operating in March: 102

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someone ought to project video of those confederate statues coming down at Jeff Sessions’ house til he cries

— Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) May 12, 2017

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At on this date in 2006—Billmon: Surveillance Polls Don’t Matter:

Billmon gets “a little crazy in the head” as he contemplates the arguments over whether two-thirds, or one-half, or one-fourth of Americans support being spied upon for their own alleged well-being.

The whole point of having civil liberties is that they are not supposed to be subject to a majority veto. Hobbes may not have believed in natural rights, but our founders did. And their opponents, the anti-Federalists, were even more zealous about restraining the powers of the federal superstate, which is why they forced the Federalists to write the Bill of Rights directly into the Constitution.

It defeats the purpose of having a 4th Amendment if its validity is entirely dependent on breaking 50% in the latest poll. It would be nice to have “the people” on our side in this debate, and obviously a lot of them are, even if Doherty’s plurality still prefers Leviathan’s crushing embrace. But some things are wrong just because they’re wrong — not because a temporary majority (or even a permanent one) thinks they’re wrong.

…We can’t do anything about how a corrupt, oligarchic system works (or rather, doesn’t work) but we can at least stop accepting the other side’s terms for the debate. What the government is doing is illegal and unamerican, and that would still be true if the polls showed 99% support — in fact, it would be even more true.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: The president is still crazy, with few exceptions. Armando joins us for more discussion of the continuing fallout from the Comey firing, the three latest bizarro interviews, etc. Plus an explainer on discharge petitions, and some recommended weekend reading.

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