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2021 archive

McConnell’s Motivator 0

Mitch McConnell, backed by Fox News, points towards a bull holding a box of Kleenex and fronted by body bags tagged

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Rand Gestures 0

(Warning: Short commercial at the end.)

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another person fails to check whether the gun is loaded.

Just another day in the NRA’s Garden of Bleedin’.

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Karen Karen-Like 0

The Do-Tell Motel.

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The Visitor 0

Man wearing Gadsden Flag tee shirt and MAGA hat hears a knock on his door and says,

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Who Funds the Voter Fraud Fraudsters? 0

Corporations who profess to protest the voter fraud fraud, among others.

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Vaccine Nation 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini has a question.

When it comes to school children being immunized, Gov. Doug Ducey is all of a sudden in favor of choice.

I say “all of a sudden” because, for as long as I can remember, Arizona has required proof of all kinds of vaccines for school kids.

This new idea about “choice,” however, is only for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why is that?

Follow the link for his thoughts as to possible answers for that question.

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QOTD 0

David Duchovny:

Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up.

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Beat the Heat 0

Florida Woman.

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“Produce an Heir” 0

I have encountered this phrase many times in fiction and literature, but, until I heard it in an episode of an OTR Sherlock Holmes radio show last night, I had not twigged to how coldly sexist, how manipulative, how dehumanizing to women it is.

(My eyes may open slowly, but they can sometimes open.)

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Painting Over the Past 0

Hand labeled

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And it’s not just Texas, folks.

Many more states wish truth and justice expelled from the American way.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Self-politeness is the politest kind.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred on Nine Mile Ridge. The woman allegedly was sitting outside in a chair with a .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol in her lap.

The victim told authorities as she went to stand up, she dropped the weapon and attempted to grab it. The gun discharged at this point and the bullet hit the woman in the upper thigh and passed through her leg.

(Broken link fixed.)

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Vaccine Nation, HIPPAcrit Dept. 0

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Maskless Marauders 0

Marauders incongruously assembled.

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Vaccine Nation: A Doctor’s Story 0

AL.com has a lengthy report on one Alabama doctor’s experiences in treating COVID-19 patients in the least vaccinated state in the nation. She reports that, as she prepares to intubate new patients, they often ask for the vaccine, and she has to tell them, “I’m sorry, it’s too late.”

Here’s a tiny little bit; follow the link for the rest.

“I try to be very non-judgmental when I’m getting a new COVID patient that’s unvaccinated, but I really just started asking them, ‘Why haven’t you gotten the vaccine?’ And I’ll just ask it point blank, in the least judgmental way possible,” she said. “And most of them, they’re very honest, they give me answers. ‘I talked to this person, I saw this thing on Facebook, I got this email, I saw this on the news,’ you know, these are all the reasons that I didn’t get vaccinated.

“And the one question that I always ask them is, did you make an appointment with your primary care doctor and ask them for their opinion on whether or not you should receive the vaccine? And so far, nobody has answered yes to that question.”

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QOTD 0

Richard Hofstadter in “The Paranoid Style in American Politics”(PDF):

(The paranoid mentality) is nothing if not coherent–in fact, the paranoid mentality is far more coherent than the real world, since it leaves no room for mistakes, failures, or ambiguities.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Siberia is on fire.

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Lost in the Algorithm 0

Elvie in the car with her daughter.  Elvie says,

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A Money Pit 0

PoliticalProf.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

It seems that politeness is for the birds.

Earlier this week, two men were formally indicted for their alleged role in the shooting death of a golden eagle in Idaho.

Considered sacred by many Native American tribes, the golden eagle is protected by a trio of federal laws: the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act, according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

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