From Pine View Farm

2019 archive

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.

(snip)

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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“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil Is for Good Men To Do Nothing” 0

For example.

(The quotation is from Edmund Burke.)

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Drive politely.

A 3-year-old girl who was riding in a vehicle with her mother and three siblings was fatally shot in a road rage incident Saturday on the Milwaukee’s north side, police said. A suspect is in custody.

The shooting occurred after a near-collision around 8:30 a.m. near North 42nd Street and West Concordia Avenue.

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The Entitlement Society, Field of Drones Dept. 0

Couple walking past White House.  Man says,

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Abigail Adams:

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!”

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Twits on Twitter 0

Racist twit.

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Twisted Figures 0

The Inky looks at how Pennsylvania Republicans are using incarceration as a tactic for gerrymandering. Here’s a bit:

By counting prisoners as living in their prisons and not at their home addresses, Pennsylvania’s system for drawing political maps benefits white, rural voters at the expense of voters in urban areas, disproportionately affecting people of color, experts say.

The story goes on to discuss efforts–uphill efforts to be sure–to end this practice.

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

A uniform Trumpling.

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