From Pine View Farm

“Old Times There Am Not Forgotten . . . .” 0

Donald Trump, in the Oval Office.   In the hall are two drinkings fountains, one with a cooler labeled

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. . . and, yes, for you young whippersnappers out there, that’s what they looked like, when they weren’t on opposite sides of the room or around a corner from each other.

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Base Desires 0

Mike Littwin.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Crypto-frolics.

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Word Games 0

Bruce Lowry cuts through the double-speak. A snippet:

It is laughable that some commentators and politicians refuse to acknowledge this for what it was, saying Trump’s comments toward Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts were not racist, or misogynistic, but only “nativist.”

That’s like saying the president’s “birther” conspiracy claims toward former President Barack Obama were only “nativist,” and not intended to incite racism or stoke the race-fed rage in some “white nationalist” quarters still steaming over the election of our first black president.

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Roots 0

Donald Trump standing before

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Immunity Impunity 0

Shorter Elie Mystal: Justice is Barred.

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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

Werner Herzog’s Bear sees parallels.

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QOTD 0

Maria Edgeworth:

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.

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Republican Family Values 0

Republican Elephant peering in the cage full of migrant children asking,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Thom reflects on the return of overt racism to public discourse and muses as to what extent “social” media has contributed to it.

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Tenure 0

Man to doctor:  Go ahead, Doc.  Break it to me.  How much time do I have?  Doctor responds:  About as much time as a Trump cabinet secretary.  (Man hangs his head.)  Doctor:  I'm so sorry.

Via Job’s Anger.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Be polite to strangers.

The woman was shot in the leg July 13 after a bullet came through the wall of her motel room. She was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the Willmar Police Department said in a press release.

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According to the police, the suspect had a negligent discharge of a small-caliber handgun at the Super 8. The bullet from the gun traveled through the wall and into the adjacent room, where the woman was staying.

One more time, “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.

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The Rule of Lawless 0

GOP Elephant with

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Facebook Frolics 0

A slap on the wrist.

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Republican Odyssey 0

From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Stinkin’.

Follow the link for the cartoon, stay for the post.

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QOTD 0

William Feather:

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

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A Plague of Brocusts 0

"Lime" scooters left carelessly about the parking lot of a local shopping center.

And this was just a few of the two-wheeled hazards we saw on the two mile trip to the grocery store. There were others in that same parking lot, as well as some left in the middle of a sidewalk in front of the local thrift store.

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Phoning It In 0

More stuff you couldn’t make up.

Aside:

They should call them “stupid phones,” for they facilitate the stupid.

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Journey through the Jungle 0

The Inky tells the tale of a long and twisted tour through the wilds of the Amazon(.com).

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“Neutered Democracy” 0

Reacting to a column by Robert Reich, Mike ponders what the meaning of “left” in an era of oligarchs. (Warning: Language.)

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