From Pine View Farm

July, 2023 archive

Foxy Shady 0


Facebook Frolics 0

Have you been assimilated by the Zuckerborg? You might be due some ducats.


History Breakers 0

Title:  Critical Erase Theory.  Image:  Two men wielding erasers on book titled

Via Yellowdoggranny.


Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Sam and his crew stand aghast at Fox News’s Jesse Watters’s defending Florida Man’s claim that slaves learned skills while enslaved, so that, somehow, being stolen from their homes, transported across the sea while bound in chains, and whipped into submission by their “owners” was therefore somehow a good thing.

How do these people sleep at night?

Oh, I forgot.


It buys souls, at least, those souls that are for sale.


The Fire This Time 0

Map of the Solar System with Earth renamed

Click for the original image.


Yesterday, we finally got a break from two weeks of oppressive heat.

I must say, I cannot remember a heat wave which felt so oppressive as this one. I’ve been known to ride my bicycle in 90s Fahrenheit weather and still enjoy the ride, but this time I stuck to the inside bike.

I am not sanguine.

I fear we are well past the tipping point.


“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Party with politeness.


It’s Bubblicious 0

They live in their own little world.

(Of course, occasionally, the bubble bursts and spews its noxious comments about.)



Cristopher Hitchens:

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.


And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

Connie Stevens and the Arthur Lyman Group perform the Hawaiian Eye theme song. (The Hawaiian Village was the hotel where the Hawaiian Eye detective agency was based. It was bought by Hilton about halfway through the run of the show.)


Precedented 0

Writing at the Bangor Daily News, Gordon Weil suggests that there is an historical precedent for Donald Trump, but that it’s not necessarily who you might expect. Here’s a bit:

The better parallel could see Trump as “The Man Who Would Be King,” told in Rudyard Kipling’s story about the failed hopes of a would-be ruler.

The king in question is King George III of Great Britain, a man we like to dislike.

Methinks he makes a pretty good case. Follow the link for his reasoning.


“The Victim Complex” 0

Farron suggests that Trump voters fear that karma is real and that it’s coming for them.


I Feel Like I Know This Person from Somewhere . . . . 0

Does this remind you of anyone in the news?


The Price of Admission 0

Man standing in front of

Click to view the original image and the artist’s comments.

In his remarks, the artist notes that

Competition for elite colleges, whatever that means, is fierce. Over the past several decades these august institutions of higher learning have squeezed enrollment to the point where the only way to get in is to be extraordinary or have your dad donate a library.


Originalist Sin 0



Alien Nation 0

Snopes parses the persiflage about the recent House of Representatives hearing about UAPS (what used to be called UFOs) and concludes that, based on what we know today, there’s no there there.



Helene Deutsch:

After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.


Artificial? Yes. Intelligent? Not So Much.
Facilitating Creepy Creeps? Most Certainly


One Thing Is Like the Other Thing 0

When I was a young ‘un, back in the olden days, it was perfectly okay to use race to keep persons out of college (and many other places).

Now, per the Supreme Supremacist Court, it’s not okay to use race to help them get into college.

Yup. They are still rising again after all these years.


Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy has come full circle.

The “Party of Lincoln” is now the “Party of Stinkin’.”

Caption:  History According to DeSantis.  Image:  Abraham Lincoln says,

Image via Juanita Jean.


Suffer the Children 0

Self-proclaimed follower of Jesus Christ makes manifest those words.