July, 2019 archive
At The Roanoke Times, Megan Doney sums up gunnuttery. A snippet:
Follow the link for the rest.
Abram, a Southaven resident, had been suspended from the store in recent days after he showed a knife to a co-worker. A police report had been filed, but Champion said Abram didn’t appear to have threatened the co-worker and criminal charges weren’t being pursued.
Thus passeth another day in NRA paradise.
Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do. Learn how to use GNU/Linux and its plethora of free and open source software to get stuff done with computers.
It’s not hard; it’s just different.
Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.
Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room (map). (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.
I shot a bullet into the air.
It fell to earth I know not where.
I’m a “responsible gun owner”; I do not care.
I shot a bullet into the air.
David suggests that focusing on Trump’s tweets, such as the recent tirade about Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings, awful as they are, serves to distract from the concrete damage Trump and his lackeys are doing to governance and the polity. Methinks his argument is worth a listen.
Judge kicks the Little Smirk’s defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post to the curb because there was no there there.
Will Bunch suggests that, as regards the Trump administration’s revival of the death penalty for Federal prisoners, that
Follow the link for his reasoning.
Shaun Mullen solicits suggestions for coping with Trump’s cultists, as America’s original sin of racism threatens to swamp the polity. He argues that the descent in to deplorability is unprecedented even in the darkest periods of our history.
Here’s a bit from his post.
What I got wrong, much as I had failed to understand when I got blindsided by Agent Orange’s 2016 “victory,” was that Mueller and I, and probably you, too, live in a very different time. A time of profound national polarization when the unwavering support of Trump’s basket of deplorables, variously estimated at upwards of 40 percent of registered voters, is not based on the standards by which we judge a Jefferson, Grant or Kennedy, but an adoration hinged on how Trump keeps beating the system — whether it is cheating on his taxes or stifling Mueller — and how they wish they could be him.
The here-and-now is so different, the rot in America so great and the stench in Washington so overpowering, that the logical alternative to the criminal investigation on which Democrats pretty much bet the post-Blue Wave ranch was a national investigative commission not unlike those empaneled after 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Gather facts and then bring criminal charges based on those facts.
You cannot argue with those who will not listen. Reasoned debate is not the answer. Unified resistance is, but too many Democrats seem to be lacking spines.
Heck, I think many of today’s Democrats would fear to read aloud even one of Franklin Roosevelt’s campaign speeches.