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2020 archive

Picturing the Path to Pariah 0

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Meanwhile, the White House plans to throw in the towel on the coronavirus (via Atrios).

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QOTD 0

Prabal Guring:

Revolutions always begin fragmented. Then, when united, real change happens . . . .

“Racism in Fashion: How To End It,” New York Times (Sunday, 28 June 2020, Sunday Styles p. 7.

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Geeking Out 0

I find this to be a Bryce background.

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Full disclosure:

I’ve been to Bryce Canyon. It is well worth the trip.

The computer is running Ubuntu MATE with the Fluxbox window manager using the BlueNight theme.

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Soon on Stations Near You 0

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A Pivotal Moment on Race in America? 0

Field thinks not. Here’s a bit from his article:

If the NFL really wants to contribute to the fight for equality they will stop giving lip service to the Rooney Rule*, and start taking serious steps to make sure that people of color are given a chance to be head coaches and general managers in a league that is seventy percent black. They can also do a little soul searching and come to grips with why they black balled Colin Kaepernick and ran him out of the league. The same for all these corporations who have all of sudden found a conscience.

Honestly, when it comes to all of these “gestures” of goodwill from corporations and organizations, I take the Missouri position. You have to show me. Talk is cheap, and it will get you to the next news cycle after America’s woke moment is over.

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*The Rooney rule defined.

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All the News that Fits 0

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

And a polite society is a clean society.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Disinvited.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

The New Secesh have embraced today’s technology.

They are using QR codes.

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Plus Ca Change 0

Image:  Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence.  Caption:  Let's not forget that July 4th commemorates a proclamation of insurrection against a deranged, obstinate autocrat--a towering, obese man whose administration was plagued with chaos and political chicanery, and who was not elected by a majority of people.

Via Job’s Anger.

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QOTD 0

Fred M. Vinson:

Whatever theoretical merit there may be to the argument that there is a “right” to rebellion against dictatorial governments is without force where the existing structure of the government provides for peaceful and orderly change.

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“He Can’t Handle the Truth” 0

Laurie Roberts takes a look at one Arizona’s congresscritter’s call to shoot the messenger.

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Unmasking (and) the Common Good 0

At AL.com, Kyle Whitmire considers Alabama’s reluctance to order/request/ask persons to wear masks in the face of the current pandemic. In doing so, he explains the concept of the common good in simple terms:

Government exists to balance individual freedom with the collective good. There are times when government must step in and make people do things they don’t want to do. That’s why we have traffic laws, building codes and zoning ordinances.

Follow the link for the rest of his piece, in which he tries to figure out why many no longer seem to care about the common good in these viral times.

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The Self-Help Book 0

Title:  This year's suggestion for the O. E. D.  Image:  A large coronavirus is in the foreground as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, and Narendra Modi stand by as Boris Johnson consults the book, class=”aligncenter” width=”500px” height=”px”

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Karen Karen-like 0

And one more time.

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American Nightmare 0

Pigitta says to Goat,

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Doubling Down 0

Scott Lemieux decodes de code.

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

A back-fired Trumpling.

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Susan Sontag:

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens — and real diseases are useful material. Epidemic diseases usually elicit a call to ban the entry of foreigners, immigrants. And xenophobic propaganda has always depicted immigrants as bearers of disease . . . .

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A Sign of the Times 0

Signboard titled

Via Juanita Jean.

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