From Pine View Farm

October, 2019 archive

A Poem, Not by Henry Gibson 0

(Warning: Some mild language.)

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Twits on Twitter 0

What’s in a name?

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Excavation 0

Title:  Hollowed Out.  Image:  Donald Trump carving out the State Department like a Jack-o-Lantern.

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Facebook Frolics, All the News You Can Lose Dept. 0

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News with a Bias Cut 0

Shorter Jenice Anderson: Persons who complain about biased political reporting often can’t tell the difference between fact and opinion.

Follow the link for the evidence.

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Land Grab 0

James Conaway explores the reasons behind the Trump administration’s decision to relocate senior Bureau of Land Management officials to Grand Junction, Colorado. The administration’s rationale argues that the officials need to be closer to the land that they manage. Conaway is skeptical.

A snippet:

“This administration just doesn’t want us handy to [a] Congress that often needs clarification of laws and advice in drafting and voting for or against new ones,” according to a federal employee who works closely with BLM staffers on any of the same issues and was understandably reluctant to be named. “Getting us out of Washington is a way to limit real professional advice going to elected officials by isolating us in the wide open and mostly empty spaces.” He pointed out that the same things is happening in the Agricultural Department, “with more to come.”

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Be polite when you patronize your local purveyor of accelerated caloric input.

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QOTD 0

Traditional Scots prayer:

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

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A Tune for the Times 0

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All the News that Fits 0

Title:  There Is No Ukraine.  Frame One, captioned,

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All the News that Fits 0

David discusses the right-wing “propaganda cycle” and its disturbing implications.

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The Art of the Con 0

Steve M. explains.

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Trumpling All Hallow’s Eve 0

Couple facing a group of trick-or-treaters costumed as a Republican Elephant, Donald Trump, and a MAGA hat wearer.  Wife asks husband,

Via Job’s Anger.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness still takes practice.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 22-year-old female with a superficial gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to the hospital and later released.

Investigators discovered that a neighbor, Horia Ciprian Dugala, 56, had been target shooting in his yard in the direction of the victim and three other individuals, one of which was a three-year-old child.

Dugala was charged with four counts of wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

And, in more news of the polite . . . .

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Twits on Twitter 0

DudeBro twits.

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Left Unsaid 0

Will Bunch discusses the American history that’s not taught in school.

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QOTD 0

Tim Berners-Lee:

The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing.

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Site Maintenance Redux (Sticky) 0

I’ve migrated to a new virtual private server and glitches happened. Follow my progress below the fold.

I started this almost 15 years ago to learn stuff. Well, I’m still learning, even when I don’t want to.

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QOTD 0

Eldridge Cleaver:

You don’t have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.

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The Seal of the Trumpled 0

Image of the

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