From Pine View Farm

May, 2021 archive

Decoding De Code 0

At AL.com, the adoptive mother of three daughters of Asian descent writes of her (and of their) experience.

I’m not sure that I agree with everything she says, but I do believe her article is worth a read, particularly in the light of the recent increase of incidents of violence and hatred against persons of Asian descent. Here’s a particularly telling bit:

Colorblind is code for “get over it.”

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Maskless Marauders 0

Marauders who fly the fiendly skies.

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Octopussy’s Garden 0

Tony Norman punctures Little Ricky’s bubble of racism.

(Follow the link to understand the title of this post.)

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The Great Pretender 0

Title:  The Big Lie.  Image:  Donald Trump as Pinnochio, his long and growing nose penetrating a ballot box, saying,

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Q. Mute Hawley? 0

A. No. Farron explains why.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Louisiana Republicans want to ban history in schools, at least, that is, the parts they don’t like.

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The Campaign 0

Title:  The Beginning of Bob's Grassroots Movement To Kill the Internet.  Image:  Bob sitting behind a desk labeled

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QOTD 0

Garry Kaspoarov:

Somehow people always forget that it’s much easier to install a dictator than to remove one.

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And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

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The Abstainer 0

Liz Cheney, speaking to Steve Scalise, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, etc., all of whom are holding glasses filled with a red liquid, says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Spin Cycle, Reprise 0

Via C&L.

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The Fee Hand of the Market, Reprise 0

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Spin Cycle 0

Title:  The Right-Wing Outrage Cycle.  Cartoon illustrate six steps to the cycle:  1)  Some obscure provocateur somewhere makes an outlandish claim (Image:

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Thom Hartmann argues Donald Trump and his dupes, symps, and fellow travelers are trying to rewrite the history of the January 6 invasion of the Capitol and points out that whitewashing (I use that term advisedly) is nothing new. Here’s a bit from his article:

Back in the early 1980s, Louise and I moved with our three kids down to Georgia to start a business in suburban Atlanta. The place was growing like a weed and opportunity abounded; we got our little start-up company on the front page of the Wall Street Journal within the second year.

But what I remember most vividly about those years is the answer I got one night at dinner when I asked our kids what they learned in school that day.

“We learned about the War of Northern Aggression,” one said, explaining that the New York bankers were trying to rob people in the South and so the South had to fight back.

This is what happens when history is allowed to be re-written for over a century. And it’s happening again, today.

Follow the link for the evidence.

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The Fee Hand of the Market 0

Frame One:  Executive reading news story about

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QOTD 0

Audrey Hepburn:

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

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Recommended Listening 0

The Bat, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. If you would rather read the story, you can find the print version at Project Gutenberg.

Some think that this novel helped inspire the comic book hero, Batman.

Afterthought:

When I was a young ‘un, my mother would patronize a local fabric shop run by a lady named Gin Walker, who also was a milliner. Mrs. Walker, being no dummy, had several boxes of comic books for her customers’ kids to read while their mothers browsed.

As my mother selected fabrics for sewing, my brother and I would sit under the display tables which held the fabrics and read the comic books.

That’s where I first met Batman.

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Villages People 0

Florida Woman.

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The Burden 0

CEO behind desk.  On a side table, a newspaper headline reads,

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Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt 0

At the Des Moines Register, Walter Suza takes issue with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

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