From Pine View Farm

October, 2018 archive

Twits on Twitter 0

Piers of the Realm.

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Screen Germs 0

Mike Brooks explore the supernormal hold that keeps so many persons glued to their Androids and iJunk.

(Botched link fixed.)

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Red-Handed 0

Read the back story at Newsweek.

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“Those Who Forget Deny History . . . .” 0

Joe Patrice discusses originalist sin.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

The hunt for politeness drags on.

A Potlatch man was injured early Monday after being shot by his hunting partner, a 31-year-old man from Coeur d’Alene, reports the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

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He (the shooter–ed.) said they were together when Christensen shot a bull elk. The pair separated to go look for the elk, however the older male saw another elk and shot at it, but hit his partner in the thickly wooded area.

Both men were wearing camouflage hunting gear at the time.

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PSA: Who Are the Virginia Beach Candidates? 0

The coverage of local Virginia Beach races (mayor, city council, and school board) is really pretty bad to the point of being almost nonexistent, as the House and Senate campaigns are soaking up all the headlines. I am disappointed, but I cannot fault the Pilot; like most newspapers, it’s already struggling.

As for broadcast media, someone once said, “If it bleeds, it leads” (the weather corollary is, “if it hails, it prevails”). I have seen no evidence to dispute that statement.

Thanks to Caroline Rye (see the sidebar, over there —–>), I have learned of two places where you can learn more about those races: the WAVY website, which has a “Candidates” section, and the VOTE411 Project of the League of Women Voters (at the VOTE411 site, you will need to enter your address to see local races).

Remember that, even though some Virginia Beach races are “district races,” every Virginia Beach voter can vote for every city council and school board candidate, both “at large” and “district,” for reasons that go back to the formation of Virginia Beach in the merger of the Town of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better, Just Deserts Dept. 0

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QOTD 0

George Jessel:

The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn’t stop until you get up to deliver a speech.

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The Rule of Lawless 0

Shaun Mullen is an optimist.

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The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Jay Bookman reports on the latest from Georgia Republicans’ gut-out-the-vote efforts.

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Gilding the Polity 0

(Update: the embed is giving a 500 error as of 2018-10-16 22:30. I checked. It’s their error, not mine. One hopes it’s cleared up soon.)

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Indoctrinotion 0

A Philadelphia school teacher calls out a Republican for accusing him on “indoctrinating” his students. A snippet:

Two weeks ago, this paper reported that Val DiGiorgio, chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, accused me, a civics teacher at Central High School, of distributing partisan campaign flyers to my students during school hours. He personally called Superintendent Hite, ensuring that I would be muzzled while the school investigated this claim. DiGiorgio repeated this claim on talk radio, claiming that Philadelphia teachers were using our positions for “liberal indoctrination” of public-school students. The story was soon picked up by Breitbart Media, where readers across the country called for my firing — or worse, violence against my students and me.

And it was all untrue.

Follow the link for the rest of the story.

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A Civil Tongue, Reprise 0

Cowering Republican Elephant pointing towards two protesters holding a

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Facebook Frolics 0

Judicial frolics.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Look for signs of politeness.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox identified the victim as 48-year-old Joe Darius Black, who died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators say Gravley fired a gun at a road sign in a nearby intersection, the release states. The bullet “passed through or by the road sign” and traveled through a wooded area in front of the victim’s home.

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QOTD 0

Hilary Putnam:

No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.

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

A Trumpled home-coming.

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The Pusher Men 0

I have high blood pressure. Fortunately, my medicines do not include extra added jet fuel. (Also, you will not see the medicines I’m prescribed advertised on TV because they are generic, cheap, and effective, with minimal side effects. They fail all the tests for drugs advertised on television!)

Learn more here.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Unpwned millions, but millions still pwned.

Does anyone else have the sneaking suspicion that Facebook’s “engineers” don’t know what they are doi–oh, never mind.

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Ruining America Like a Business 0

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