From Pine View Farm

Site Maintenance (Sticky) 0

I must migrate this site from a CentOS v. 6 VPS to CentOS v. 7, as v. 6 is being deprecated by my hosting provider, as it is reaching EOL. This may result in temporary unavailability. Next week, I shall initiate the process. I’ll update this post as I have dates to up.

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Originalist Sin 0

At Above the Law, Tyler Broker explains that self-avowed Supreme Court “originalists” aren’t. A snippet:

Yet, when the most consequential cases involving some of our most fundamental liberties from the last couple of years are examined, entirely missing from the Court’s and often from the most prominent originalists’ analysis is an intellectual support based on original public meaning.

Instead, what has dominated the Court’s most consequential opinions are modern-based (politically conservative) value judgments that can stand in direct conflict with the lawful original intent of Congress.

Follow the link for the exhibits in his case.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Carl Hiaasen imagines an alternate universe.

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That Was the Weekend That Was 0

Field delivers a news roundup.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

One wrong turn leads to Homeland Security Hell.

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The March of History 0

Frame One, Kennedy Doctrine:  John Kennedy says,

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Taxation Fixation 0

Thom counters the glibertarian argument that “taxation is theft.”

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

Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

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QOTD 0

James Randi:

Sir, there is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Celia Rivenbark explains.

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If You Whistle, They Will Come 0

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Deep Thoughts 0

Brian Greenspun.

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Base Desires 0

Title:  Trump Fires Up His Base.  Image:  Gasoline can labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Read about the effects of all that politeness A snippet–much more at the link.

The South Carolina State Fair closed early Saturday night and some patrons suffered bumps, scrapes and bruises amid panic caused by reports of gunfire.

“No shots were fired on the fairgrounds and, fortunately, no serious injuries occurred,” according to a statement from South Carolina State Fair general manager Nancy Smith.

Just another day in NRA paradise.

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

An ejection of Trumpling.

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QOTD 0

Frank Rich:

One of the most persistent cultural tics of the early 21st century is Americans’ reluctance to absorb, let alone prepare for, bad news.

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The Art of the Deal 0

Trump to trick-or-treaters:  No treats until I get some dirt on Biden.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The disinformation dispensary.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Some persons are driven to be polite.

The NRA will no doubt argue that, had this two-year-old been packing, he could have prevented this.

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Situational Ethics 0

Lindsey Graham in 1999:  Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.  Lindsey Graham today:  &*^$ honor and integrity.

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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