From Pine View Farm

2021 archive

Our Civil Society 0

Woman watching television, which is emitting sounds of gunfire.  Man asks,

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The Wrong Question 0

What Noz said.

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Visions of the Abysss 0

Voice from airplane plunging to Earth:

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

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The Two Oaths 0

The Hippocratic Oath is sworn by doctors. If you come to a doctor complaining of a non-existent condition, the doctor will not treat you for it. Rather, he will accept the medical evidence that you have no such condition (and perhaps refer you counseling).

The Hypocritical Oath is sworn by Republican politicians. If you come to them complaining of a non-existent condition, they’ll treat the bejesus out of it.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness is a family value.

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“Honest Mistakes” 0

Frame One:  Cop holding up a gun and a taser says,

For example.

Image via Job’s Anger.

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QOTD 0

Ernest Gellner:

Tribalism never prospers, for when it does, everyone will respect it as a true nationalism, and no-one will dare call it tribalism.

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And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Words fail me. No, on second thought, I’m not at all surprised.

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Vaccine Nation 0

Thom argues that Republicans are trying to sabotage vaccination efforts so as to discredit Democratic candidates. (Frankly, I wish that Thom’s arguments could be harder to credit. But every time you think Republicans can’t go lower, they do.)

In related news, we got our second Pfizer shots yesterday. The process was extremely well-organized, as it was when we got our first shots.

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The Beloved 0

Image One:  Grieving man kneeling in prayer at the flower-covered grave of a loved one.  Image Two:  Republican Elephant kneeling in prayer before an assault rifle.

Via Job’s Anger.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Try on some politeness for size.

McMinnville police said the man had entered a fitting room to try on pants, when his pistol fell out of his pocket, hit the floor and discharged, striking him in the leg.

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Overlap 0

PoliticalProf.

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Stray Thought 0

Some would have you believe that intolerance of intolerance is intolerance.

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QOTD 0

Red Auerbach:

You handle animals. You deal with people.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

As we all know, politeness takes practice.

Musical NotesGuns and stupid, guns and stupid.
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you brother,
You can’t have one without the other.

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American Lottery 0

Woman dressed in American flag dress prepares to spin a wheel of assault rifles labeled

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Phoning It In 0

Trump cultist exercises his freedom of screech by making obscene phone calls to his Congressional representative.

We do not have a civil society.

And the incivility has an identifiable source.

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