From Pine View Farm

Geeking Out 0

Debian 9 with the Fluxbox window manager on a ThinkPenguin E-Box.


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And Now for a Brief Respite 0

This black swallowtail was fluttering about the flowers yesterday.


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A Picture Is Worth 0

Frame One, titled

Via Juanita Jean.

“Legends of the Fall Guy” 0

Shaun Mullen.

Old News 0

Space Farce 0

Image of satellites and war rockets interspersed with moneybags labeled,

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness is the foundation of a solid marriage.

According to court papers, Dylan Lee blamed everything on an argument.

He told investigators he and his new bride were fighting about chores when he pulled out a gun and shot her phone.

He says he then accidentally shot her as she tried to reach for the gun.

Lee told police the two just got married last weekend.

The bride survived. One wonders whether the marriage will.

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What Is Truth? Reprise 0

Steven M. argues that, for the right-wing, truth is not a thing. A snippet:

After Watergate, Republicans conceded the guilt of Nixon and his associates. Modern Republicans will never acknowledge any wrongdoing on the part of Trump and his circle, and will never talk of the Russia investigation as anything other than an act of raw politics.

Follow the link to see the evidence he adduces for that statement.


Phil Crosby:

Quality has to be caused, not controlled.

Pervasive Perfidy 0

Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers a question about Trump's use of the n-word, saying,

“The Suit” 0

My local rag has a fascinating story about the protective gear that bomb disposal techs wear.

I commend it to your attention.

Facebook Frolics 0

Just the kind of guy we would want guiding our children’s educational experiences.

Man, you see stuff like this and can’t help wondering, “Don’t these folks know how to behave in public?” Then you realize that “social” media purposefully lulls its “users” into forgetting that the internet is a public place.

Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who don’t RTFM.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Commemorate your idols politely.

News 3’s Rachael Cardin spoke to a witness who said he heard the two people in a local barbershop arguing over whether or not Halle Berry played or would play Aretha Franklin in a movie.

Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects, identified as 44-year-old Michael Jermell Hatton, produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once outside the shop.

Enemies List 0

Donald Trump, with his arms around Vladimir Putin (who has a 2016 ballot box on one hand and a vial of poison in the other) and Kim Jong-Up (whose hands are bloodied), saying to a news reporter labeled

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

Russian Impulses 0

Shaun Mullen tracks the collusion course.


Rex Stout, in the voice of Nero Wolfe:

Complete candor is beyond the reach of man or woman.

Stout, Rex, “When a Man Murders,” Three Witnesses (New York: Bantam, 1994), p. 79

One Thing Is Not Like the Other Thing 0


All the News that Throws a Fit 0

Display window of electronics store.  Donald Trump saying,

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

Trumpled at the high school soccer game:

“It was probably 10 minutes into the first half when I heard a guy say, ‘Black lives don’t matter,'” said Emmie. “I was so hurt because I never thought people would say something like that to me.”

Her sister, Darcy said she also had racial slurs shouted at her.

“One person said, ‘Hey, number 20. I hope you’re embarrassed.’ I heard another one of them say, ‘Nice shot, n****,'” said Darcy.

Both girls said they brought the harassment to the attention of a referee and staff members, but nothing was done to stop it during the game.

Much more at the link.

Via Raw Story.