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Useless Trivia 0

I just learned from an episode of Forensic Files that the “SKU” in “SKU number” stands for “stock keeping unit.”

(I am a long-time fan of Forensic Files, because it’s about real science, not science fiction a la CSI.)

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A Toy for the Times 0

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From the “No Self-Awareness” Dept. 0

Bob Molinaro, sports writer extraordinaire, catches the irony:

The Redskins — the Redskins, mind you — joined other sports organizations this week in standing against racism. If the irony doesn’t register with you, give it another thought.

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Slippage 0

I’m a Southern boy.

I grew up under Jim Crow, went to segregated schools, and used segregated facilities for functions that are common to all human beings.

I know from my own experience that the N-word doesn’t “just slip out.”

It’s either part of how you think, or it isn’t.

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Yes, It Can Happen Here 0

Thom is not optimistic.

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Beat Reporters 0

Title:  Beat the Press.  Image One, in wich Trump says,

Via Juantia Jean.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Twitter Trumpling.

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Monumental Reasoning 0

The Roanoke Times’s editorial board channels Isaac Newton’s third law of motion. A snippet (emphasis added):

Here’s some more Newtonian politics: More Confederate statues have come down throughout the South under Trump’s presidency than all the previous presidents put together.

For some Virginians, this is a disorienting moment, to the say the least. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield County, and a candidate for governor next year, took to Facebook to say: “Let’s be honest, there is an overt effort here to erase all white history.” This would be laughable if she didn’t mean it so seriously.

Taking down a statue is not “erasing” history. It’s re-appraising whether we’re honoring the right people from our history.

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QOTD 0

Dag Hammarskjöld:

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

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Stray Question 0

Really now, just who are the “sheeple” in this scenario?

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Twits on Twitter 0

If one standard is good, two must be better.

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The Passing of Time 0

Pig is watching TV.  Rat enters and asks,

Click for the original image.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Share your politeness in private moments.

Officers say a man was using the restroom at the store when the gun he was legally carrying accidentally fired.

Another man in the restroom suffered what is being called a “non-life threatening” injury and was transported to the Watauga Medical Center.

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The Rotting Orchard 0

At the Tampa Bay Times, Steven Buckley writes of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. This passage left out at me:

You wonder: What are the chances four “bad apples” would show up for Floyd’s arrest? Pretty good, if the whole system is rotten.

Follow the link for the complete article.

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Profane Processional 0

Donald Trump goose steps  along carrying a golf club and a Bible (held upside down) beneath a banner reading class=”aligncenter” width=”500px” height=”px”

And AL.com’s political cartoonist, J. D. Crowe, asks and answers a question (follow the link for his cartoon):

Have we hit rock bottom yet? Not with this president.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpling under false pretences.

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QOTD 0

Reinhold Niebuhr:

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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The Very Image of Flailure 0

Donald Trump, holding selfie stick in the midst authorities violently clearing the streets of peaceful protestors, says to aide,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Being While Black 0

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