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All the News that Fits 0

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Orange Snowflake 0

Connie Schultz comments on Donald Trump’s search for a safe space.

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Observance 0

Title:  The President's Veterans Day Schedule.  Image One:  Attack and insult Gold Star Family.  Image Two:  Question the courage of POWs (Trump says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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QOTD 0

Dwight Eisenhower:

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

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Looking Stuff Up Is Important 0

I’m currently listening to The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman, who is distinguished as the first mystery novelist to employ forensic science in his novels.

All the Librivox audio books are read by volunteers. In this particular reading, reference is made to Trichinopoly cigars (those of you who have read The Canon may recall references to them).

The volunteer who reads this chapter refers to them as try-KEEN-o-poh-ly cigars.

Words fail me.

(Otherwise, the reader does an excellent job.)

Finish reading this post »

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The Pusher Men 0

The Bangor Daily News reminds us that today’s Big Pharma is but the most recent manifestation of a long American tradition of making fortunes from opiates.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Putting the “P” in politeness.

(Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

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Oath Keepers 0

Shaun Mullen notes that those mentioned in the title are scarce amongst the majority party in the United States Senate.

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Scribes and Pharisees Redux 0

Jesus at the Last Supper saying,

Via Job’s Anger.

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False Idol 0

Farron suggests that hardcore Trump supporters have morphed into a cult.

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Howard Schultz Redux 0

What Martin said.

Aside:

I think PoliticalProf summed it up nicely.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who have been cowed.

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QOTD 0

William Golding:

Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Exercise courtesy on our highways and byways.

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Facebook Frolics, Your Lyin’ Eyes Dept. 0

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Misty Water-Colored Memories 0

Candle burning

Click for the original image.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu recounts a tale of tangling with Facebook’s how-dare-the-Zuckerborg-call-them-standards for advertisements.

Honest to Pete, Dali never created anything so surreal.

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History Lesson 0

Ben Franklin and George Washington snare a butterfly.  Franklin, holding the butterfly, says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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The Environmental Pollution Agency Strikes Again 0

Caption:  Thanks to recent EPA action . . .  Image:

Via Juanita Jean.

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