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Sometime this week soon one of these days I shall be making adjustments to this site. It may be unavailable for a time. But, be assured (or be afraid), it will be back. (I must confess, sadly, that I am getting lazy in my old age.)

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All the News that Fits 0

PoliticalProf.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The Man Who Is Always Wrong frolics.

And, in more news of frolickers . . . .

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Cancel Culture, Republican Style 0

Title:  Cancel Culture.  Image:  Grinning Republican Elephant slamming a giant

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QOTD 0

Philo:

But you say, “by obedience to another he loses his liberty.” How then is it that children suffer the orders of their father and mother, and pupils the injunctions of their instructors?

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Geeking Out 0

I do likes me my pretty pictures. This is Machu Picchu.

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Ubuntu MATE with the Fluxbox window manager.

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A Maskless Marauder Strikes Back 0

Via C&L.

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So Much Whining 0

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Something in Common 0

Caption:  Years from Now.  Image:  Woman says to man,

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From Dystopian Fiction to Dystopia 0

Gene Collier, writing at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, makes a strong case that we are descending (have descended?) into Idiocracy.

Methinks he makes a pretty good case.

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All the News that Fits, Seussing It Out Dept. 0

David takes a look about the phony Dr. Seuss “cancellation” scamdal and tries to separate the truth from the right-wing gibberish. (Warning: Short ad stars at about the eight-and-a-half minute mark.)

As an aside, Dr. Seuss stories were not a part of my childhood, but they were certainly part of my kids’.

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Patriot Gamers 0

Cancelled get out of jail free cardCapitol insurrectionist is tired of waiting and wants out of the pokey.

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Twits on Twitter 0

The absentee AG.

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QOTD 0

Milan Kundera:

In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

And, as we know, a polite society is a clean society.

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Another Maskless Marauder 0

Well, just bless her little soul!

Via Juanita Jean.

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What’s in a Word? 0

Actually, as the Angry Grammarian points out at the Inky, quite a lot. He discusses the current federal administration’s efforts to remove the language of hate and bigotry left behind in regulations, policies, and pronouncements by its predecessor. Here’s a bit of his article; follow the link for specific examples

“The struggle over the lexicon is actually the central struggle,” the puppetmaster (Stephen Miller–ed.) behind many of Donald Trump’s cruelest policies told the New York Times last week. And damn if he ain’t right.

Language of persecution and hate permeated government websites, press releases, and laws for much of the last four years. As the Times detailed, it’s because of Miller’s linguistic influence that President Biden has had so much work to do since taking office to change the language of government to reflect values of dignity, equity, and fairness. Biden’s team is making quick progress undoing the damage.

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Sightseeing on the Disinformation Superhighway 0

News booth two windows, one labeled

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Republican Lawyer Says the Quiet Part Out Loud 0

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Maskless Marauders 0

President Biden speaks about states that are “reopening” prematurely.

Via C&L.

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“Nobody Expects the Spanish American Inquisition”* 0

At the Des Moines Register, Connie Ryan reminds us that the freedom to practice your own religion (or lack thereof) does not grant the privilege of imposing it on others.

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*With apologies to Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

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