From Pine View Farm

The Graham Cracker 0

Cliff Schecter minces no words as he parses the perfidy.

Via C&L, which has commentary.

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It’s All about the Algorithm 0

Man walks along looking upward and saying,

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Artificial? Yes. Intelligent? Not So Much. 0

The Register reports on a New York law firm that tried to use ChatGPT to justify a ginormous billing.

The judge was not impressed.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Share your politeness with your fellow motorists.

Musical NotesGuns and stupid, guns and stupid.
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you brother,
You can’t have one without the other.

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Medicare Disadvantage 0

Thom and Matthew Cunningham-Cook contemplate the con. (Warning: Some occasional minor audio glitches.)

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Republican Thought Police 0

Teacher, writing the word

Via Job’s Anger.

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Establishmentarians 0

Elie Mystal looks at the recent court decision in Alabama and sees a pattern:

We are entering a new Dark Age, one where, like the last one, science, education, and facts mean nothing, and Christian myths and legends are given the force of law. I don’t know how to stop them, but I think the first step is to recognize and name what they’re doing.

And, speaking of patterns . . . .

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QOTD 0

Jeremy Bentham:

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.

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The Lake Effect, Still Rising Again after All These Years Dept. 0

How many are The Secesh?

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini runs the numbers:

I finally have an answer to a question that many individuals from Arizona and around the country have asked me during the past couple of years.

It is: Roughly 25%.

The question being: How many Americans do you figure are as wacky as Kari Lake?

Follow the link for the calculations.

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The Impeacher Men, Reprise 0

Jim Jordan, Boris Badenuv, and James Comer sit at a table behind a card labeled

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The Impeacher Men 0

Emma and the crew dissect the disinformation.

I lived in Delaware for many years and Joe Biden was one of my Senators. I did not know him personally (though I did see him on the train to Washington from time to time).

During the time he was my senator, I knew him to be an honorable man.

“Honorable” is a concept that today’s Republican Party, which, as I have noted, is a vile and loathsome thing, does not understand.

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Diminishing Returns 0

PoliticalProf.

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Know Them by the Company They Keep, One More Time 0

The Triple-A Club: Americans Associating with Authoritarians.

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Know Them by the Company They Keep, Reprise 0

Visitors to the House of Wax.

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Establishmentarians 0

Michael in Norfolk is somewhat perturbed.

At the Des Moines Register, Jason Benell has more about the effects of establishmentarianism.

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QOTD 0

Kerry Greenwood:

If you are not scared then there is no merit to being brave.

Greenwood, Kerry, Death at Victoria Dock (Scottsdale: Poisoned Pen Press, 2007) p. 149

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Know Them by the Company They Keep 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini points out that Arizona Congresscritter Andy Biggs keeps some pretty sketchy company.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Another child is sacrificed to the NRA’s leaden idol.

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Truthless Believers 0

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