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Title:  How the World Sees Us Now.  Image:  Couple looking at large void in North America where the United States used to be as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on.  Woman says to man,

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Echoes of the Past 0

Alan Garfield reports on the unpleasant stirrings that Donald Trump has awakened in a survivor of the Holocaust.

Be forewarned, it’s uncomfortable reading.

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The Entitlement Society 0

Words fail me.

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Kerry Greenwood, in the voice Tom Ventura:

I remember being bored. It was nice. I didn’t appreciate it at the time.

Greenwood, Kerry, Murder in the Dark (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2009), p. 5

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And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

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Republican Family Values 0

Caption:  In these times, mask wearing is necessary. Image:  Lady Liberty, holding a tablet which reads,

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The Shamelessverse* 0

Tony Norman.

Just read it.

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*With apologies to Tom Tomorrow.

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The Wannabe Martinet 0

In related news, it may be worse than you could imagine (H/T to Juanita Jean).

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The Diagnosis 0

Title:  Bad Air Quality.

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

A Cape Cod Trumpling.

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Public Funding, Private Prejudice 0

Scot Maxwell reports on how Florida is allowing public funds to pay for private prejudice under the guise of “freedom of religion.”

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QOTD 0

Peter Ustinov:

Politicians only get to the top because they have no qualifications to detain them at the bottom.

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The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Susan Estrich points out that the voter fraud fraud is little more than a massive misdirection play.

The Republicans aren’t afraid of fraud. They are afraid that the more people who vote, the more likely Joe Biden is to win.

Follow the link for her reasoning.

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Traveling the Disinformation Superhighway 0

Man reading QAnon posts on laptop:  Bin Laden is alive.  But I'm not crazy.  It's not as if I think he's hiding with Elvis.  Then, again . . . .

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

A Tik-Tok Trumpling.

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Standing Your Ground against Maskless Marauders 0

The post title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Watch the video to see what put the tongue in the cheek.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

And a polite society is a clean society.

Afterthought:

It continually amazes me how many of these “responsible gun owners” have no idea of how to treat guns.

The first rule of cleaning a gun is to make sure the damned thing is not loaded for Pete’s sake.

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Leader of the Packing 0

Caption:  Speaking of Court Packing.  Image:  Supreme Court with six justices croiffed like Donald Trump.

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Maskless Marauders 0

An airport marauder.

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QOTD 0

Alexis de Tocqueville:

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.

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