From Pine View Farm

February, 2016 archive

Imagineering* the Republican Debates 0

Dick Polman imagines the Lincoln-Douglas debates in modern dress.


*If anyone proposes a project to you or your organization and includes this repulsive bit of consultant-speak in the proposal, run. Very fast. The other way.


Flack the Children 0

We have a polity assemblage that believes in magic demands the government provide services while simultaneously refusing to pay for them.


“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 1

Rear your children politely.

The coroner said Christopher Griffith, 3, shot himself in the chest at his home on the 2400 Block of Van Wedding Road.

“(We) did an autopsy today and he died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. All indications are is that he is the one that pulled the trigger,” Dearborn County coroner Steven Callahan said.

And, in more news of the polite, practice makes politeness.


Chris-Crossed, Responsible Fiscal Dept. 0

Image:  Bag of money labeled

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The Bullies’ Pulpit 0

Echidne has more (via Atrios).


The Art of the Heel 0

Chauncey Devega makes the case the Donald Trump is the classic WWE villain.

Via Indomitable.


Dis Coarse Discourse, “Right Wing Privilege” Dept. 0


Chris-Crossed 0

Chris Christie at

Via Job’s Anger.



Virginia Woolf:

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.


Oscar Night 0

Grimmy holding remote control saying,


Flint-Hearted 0

In related news, Governor Snyder’s highest aides knew that Snyder’s policies were homicidal.


Days of Future Passed 0

Werner Herzog’s Bear awakens from hibernation in 2019 and surveys a Trump presidency.


Follow the Money 0

MarketWatch details where the money is coming from.


Showdown at the Ammosexual Corral 0

Like banty roosters in the barnyard:

“Mine is bigger than yours.”

“Is not!”

“Is too!”

Words fail me.


Literature Goes Live 0

Just as in the boook, Frankenstein fears the monster.


Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Duking it out (cough! cough!) in Anaheim:

Three people were stabbed Saturday, one critically, after a small group of Ku Klux Klan members staging an anti-immigrant rally in Southern California clashed with a larger gathering of counter-protesters, police said.


One Klansman stabbed a counter-protester with the decorative end of a flag pole, Wyatt said. That stabbing set off a vicious brawl in which Klan members and protesters fought across an entire city block.

I wonder just what might be going on to that has so emboldened the secesh?


“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Exit your vehicle, politely.

Police said the man and his wife were getting out of their vehicle when the man’s gun went off. He was shot in the ankle area.

The victim is a 63-year-old man from Beavercreek.



Johnny Carson:

Welcome to the Academy Awards, a glittering two hours of entertainment, spread out over four hours. For those of you taping this on Betamax, you’re under arrest.


Seth Meyers: Conservatives Feeling the Bern 0

Via Raw Story.


Coming of Age 0

The Talks:  For white Americans, it the birds and the bees.  For black Americans, it's the danger of becoming entangled with cops and courts.

Via Job’s Anger.