False Religion

Several years ago, a member of the so-called “front porch” attacked me for saying that, “all in all I considered service in the Navy a fair trade. I wanted to fly and see the world, and the Navy made good on both promises. That was why I served.” This person went on to essentially scream at […]

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Still crazy after a couple of years….

That would be Scott Adams. Aging artist of the Dilbert comic strip who has turned into a brain-dead slug and all around reprehensible person. At least we can take solace in the fact that more and more people are coming to understand how loathsome he is, as both a political prognosticator and as a human […]

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Only I get to cross those lines

Today its one day later. The usual suspects have come out of hiding, to trot out the same old lame excuses as to why nothing can be done. But never, did I think the purveyors of them would try to lay them on the S.O.’s doorstep. Yet, in yet one more tribute to how low […]

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273rd verse, same as the first.

I had planned to write some more about my trip. But as has so often been the case this year and last-I woke up to yet another incident of domestic terrorism. The worst mass shooting yet in America. Yet another disgusting commentary on America’s inability to better itself as a nation. Once again, it’s time […]

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The signposts on the road to hell.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am a big fan of Dr. Timothy Snyder’s book, On Tyranny, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century. The book is an easy read-and very much necessary in the age of the Orange Menace. His 20 lessons are coming true before our eyes. The entire list can be […]

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The slow slide to the bottom

There is a professor,  a professor named Timothy Snyder from Yale University,  who has done a lot of his historical work on fascist and totalitarian societies. He wrote a book published late last year entitled: It’s good book-and I intend to talk about it soon. As you may remember ( but I have not been […]

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Six New States?

Nothing like coming back to the land of the free,  home of the stupid. I remain just furious every time I see someone come out in support of this incredibly ridiculous idea. The plan would split the state of California into six smaller US states — each with its own governor and legislature — as you […]

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TV Worth Watching

It took the S.O. and I a long time to get Internet connectivity to the house, besides our cell phones and a stick for the computer. While I was away, it was installed-but our bandwidth is severely limited due to the lack of fiber (and cable) to our little village. So we get a whopping […]

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2nd of Two Memorial Day Posts

I paraphrased this bit of writing from Herman Wouk a couple of years back. I still think its a marvelous bit of writing and particularly appropriate as “America begins to leave the world stage”. Not because it was forced to-but because of those who feel that merely dying for your fellow servicemen is sufficient justification for […]

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Marriage re-booted

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has a post up on his blog that postulates something I have believed for a long time. Marriage is no longer a relevant institution and needs to be re-vamped or done away with. He does not come out specifically state what I believe-namely that our ideas about monogamy are […]

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The Vandals are hard at work.

Congress imposed a government shutdown? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The place got hit by lightning? Fuck you, pay me.   ( All posts will start with this until the shutdown is over).   I awoke this morning at my usual time and I started to get up. I've got to get to […]

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What he said.

Congress imposed a government shutdown? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The place got hit by lightning? Fuck you, pay me.   ( All posts will start with this until the shutdown is over).   The President summed up the issues at play in this shutdown pretty well yesterday. Its worth listening to his […]

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