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The Fee Hand of the Market 0

Surprisingly enough, it looks as if there might be a bear market for stupid.

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QOTD 0

Ernie Kovacs:

Television is a medium, so called because it is neither rare nor well-done.

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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

Man watching news reports on wildfires to son,

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Mendocino, California, a popular tourist spot, is running out of water.

Recently, Mendocino businesses like hotels have had trouble meeting their water needs, and water trucks making deliveries are now becoming almost as common as tourists.

Some hotels are charging extra for daily linen replacement and hot tub use, and other businesses are considering portable toilets to conserve water.

Most water had been purchased from Fort Bragg, a town of about 7,300 people whose primary water source is the Noyo River. But as the river’s flow has diminished, officials shut off the supply to Mendocino this week to safeguard supplies for its residents.

There’s been talk of shipping in water by barge to deliver to Mendocino and other cities in need on the southern Mendocino Coast, transporting it by railway from the inland city of Willits and trucking it to the coast from Ukiah in wine tankers.

Follow the link for the full report.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Show your politeness to others.

The man can be seen on surveillance video showing his gun to customers at O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern in Pensacola before making a quick motion as if putting it into a pretend holster below his shoulder. When he did, the gun discharged and a bullet hit the man’s torso, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

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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“The Disinformation Dozen” 0

Read the article that Faron is discussion.

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Legacy 0

Man in car with son looking out over landscape of wildfires, massive thunderstorms, and parched earth.  Man says,

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I fear for my grandchildren.

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Twits on Twitter 0

A twit who is still rising again.

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Vaccine Nation 0

Two women walk past a newspaper box bearing the headline,

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At the Idaho State Journal, Helen Delahunt-Avila has a few words on the issue. A snippet:

. . . I’m pretty certain that if you break a bone, need an appendectomy, tear your rotator cuff, get cancer or lose a limb to diabetes or an accident, social media won’t provide you a step-by-step manual for fixing that broken bone; or provide procedural information to show you how to take out that pesky appendix in the comfort of your home; fix that painful rotator cuff tear with a glue gun; prepare a chemical concoction to defeat cancer; or show you how to make your own prosthetic; or provide a recipe for insulin. Interesting how we depend on science for some things but deny others because some blond guy with bobby pins in his hair can determine health care choices for his obsequious sycophants.

Also, too.

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QOTD 0

H. P. Lovecraft:

If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

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Trickle-On Economics 0

It’s been a long time since I studied economics in college, though I’ve never abandoned my interest in the topic, and, I must say, I’ve seen no better explanation of Reaganomics than the one offered by the character Quark as he refuses the post of Grand Nagus of Feringinar in the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Ammosexual molestation:

Interviewed by TV outside Nationals Park after gunfire panicked the crowd last Saturday, an 8-year-old girl said, “It was my second shooting … I always am expecting something to happen.” The America we’re leaving our children.

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Patriot Gamers 0

(Warning: Short commercial at the end.)

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

The Republican Party is the party of racism.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies, Reprise 0

Profiled on a plane.

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Vaccine Nation Takes a Boat Ride 0

As the Titanic slips beneath the waters, voices can be heard saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

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Their Unfair Share 0

Sportswriter extraordinaire Bob Molinaro:

A pithy Twitter commentary from former CBS news anchor Dan Rather on the vanity space launches of billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson: “The space race of the 1960s was fueled by American tax payers. This space race is fueled by non-tax payers.”

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

Airdrop antics.

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QOTD 0

Caroline Graham:

“Where is his sense of perspective,” he added, forgetting that a prerequisite for a sense of perspective is a sense of humour.

Graham, Caroline, Murder at Madingly Grange, (London: Headline Publishing, 2009), p. 268

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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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