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Site Maintenance Redux (Sticky) 0

Update, 2019-11-14:

I set up a redirect so that, if someone goes to the old URL for the blog (http://www.pineviewfarm.net/weblog), he or she will be sent to the current URL (http://www.pineviewfarm.net). I kicked myself several times for forgetting about redirects.

I’m still working on the email forwarder. I thought I had it, but it got away.

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Break Time 0

Off to drink liberally.

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The Beseiged 0

Steven M. takes issue with Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, who argues that the impeachment of Donald Trump makes Trump look weak. Rather, Steven suggests that Donald Trump’s supporters view it otherwise. A snippet:

To his fans, President Trump is both powerful and besieged. Sure, they believe he smites his enemies on a daily basis, but they also believe that his enemies are extraordinarily powerful supervillains who never relent in their campaign to sabotage his presidency (and to sabotage all the good things in America, like the Second Amendment and the Wall).

(snip)

Right-wing voters have been this way for decades. Nixon, Reagan, Gingrich, George W. Bush — no matter how much power they had, there was always a sinister cabal of establishmentarians threatening to bring them down.

I commend the entire piece to your attention.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who can’t get it right.

Afterthought:

Yeah, I know. That’s redundant, ain’t it?

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Facebook Frolics 0

Investigating a frolic.

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

Trumpling a mayor-elect.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness goes to the dogs.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 31-year-old Richard Jordan of Chatfield. This happened last Friday around 6:30 p.m. during an argument between Jordan and his girlfriend. It took place inside his residence at the 13,000 Block of Highway 52 SE.

At one point, the woman said she fell to the ground. Deputies said the argument escalated, and the dog tried to protect the woman by nipping at Jordan.

Jordan then allegedly shot the family dog with a 12 gauge shotgun and left the scene. The dog was an 8-year-old pitbull lab mix.

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Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Today 0

Join us the discuss the recent state and local election or whatever else is on your mind.

When: Thursday, November 14, 6 p. m.

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Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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QOTD 0

Alf Landon:

I would say practical progressive, which means that the Republican party or any political party has got to recognize the problems of a growing and complex industrial civilization. And I don’t think the Republican party is really wide awake to that.

Afterthought:

Ya think?

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

Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

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Plus ca Change 0

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Click for the original image.

(I found the missing link.)

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

The Las Vegas Sun laments the Trump administration’s prosecution persecution of a humanitarian for the crime of being a decent human being.

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A Simple Answer 0

Dan Simpson wonders why more Americans don’t question our endless, often pointless and stupid, wars.

The answer is simple.

There’s no draft.

America’s endless wars are remote things that happen somewhere else to someone else, while most Americans occupy themselves with Pokemon-Go–er, Fortnite–and “social” media.

We are a society of stupid.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Be polite in your big box store.

A man is reported to have accidentally fired a round from his pistol on Monday in a Stillwater Walmart.

(snip)

(Police Capt. Kyle–ed.) Gibbs said the report indicates that an older man accidentally fired a round near the store’s jewelry department. The gun appears to have still been in his holster when the shot was fired.

“He said he’d dropped it earlier,” Gibbs said. “There is speculation that his jacket snagged the trigger.”

No one was injured and the man was asked to leave the store.

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Dis Coarse Discourse, Send in the Trolls Dept. 0

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

The SPLC has the emails demonstrating Stephen Miller’s bigotry.

Just read ’em.

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QOTD 0

David Lloyd George:

All down history nine-tenths of mankind have been grinding the corn for the remaining tenth, and been paid with the husks and bidden to thank God they had the husk.

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Lessons Learned 0

In the Greensboro, North Carolina, News and Record, a writer tells the tale of the lessons he has learned from his grandfather.

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Suffer the Children 0

Here’s an update on those Republican Family Values.

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Misdirection Play, Pay No Attention to the Man behind the Curtain Dept. 0

Shaun Mullen explains.

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“A Different Rich Guy” 0

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