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Three For Tuesday

     Good Morning, Gentle Reader. As the Usurper Administration, figureheaded by Joe “Gee your heir smells terrific” Biden, proceeds with its campaign to reduce the U.S. to a Third World banana republic, albeit without the bananas, we have some interesting developments for your perusal. One is massively ironic, a second illustrates the extent to which …

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All COVID All The Time

     That’s the news for you. At least, it can seem that way. COVID, the “vaccines,” various companies’ mandates, other companies’ refusals, health-care workers being fired, Florida’s policies, Ivermectin…it’s a long list. I’d have thought people would be sick of it by now. I certainly am.      But that’s the news. ***      First up, …

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Assorted

     Yes, yes, I took yesterday off from this dive. I’d been posting too much anyway, and I wanted some time to play with my dogs and cats, among other things. Speaking of dogs and cats and other things, let today be a break from news of the world and its many ills. First up, …

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Assorted

     Forgive me, Gentle Reader; I haven’t the strength to think up a cleverer title today. Just read on. *** 1. Ownership of books is under threat.      People were concerned about major software vendors (especially Microsoft) going to a “rent” rather than “buy” model for important applications. But what about the next most important …

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Squibs

     I’m hurting somewhat – yesterday was a day of much exertion – so have a few brief comments on assorted matters, that I might leave my computer and assume a more comfortable position. Assuming I can find one, that is. *** The Dynamic of Power Strikes Again.      Don’t take that “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity” …

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Turbid Thoughts For A Torpid Tuesday

     Yes, your Curmudgeon is in one of those moods again. ***      There are days when I strain to produce a Grand Unified Theory of Irritations. It’s among my fondest desires to pull together all the seemingly disconnected threads of bother and nuisance, weave them into a coherent tapestry, then set it alight and …

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Tendentious Tarantella Or Revolutionary Rodomontade?

     Your Curmudgeon reports; you decide. *** 1. McAfee’s “Suicide.”      You’re probably already familiar with this story. John McAfee famously said that he would not kill himself – that if he were to die in custody, it would not be by his own hand. And now we have the report of his “apparent suicide.” …

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Asymmetries

     Some things, it seems, must be said so bluntly that no one can mistake or “reinterpret” them. However, when the subjects fall within a certain realm, most persons, including many who are outspoken on other matters will dance around the subject hoping to avert a tide of defamation. The deficit of courage this suggests …

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Assorted 2021-03-25

     Things are rather difficult at the Fortress just now. We’re having a patio of sorts built in the back yard, which has had a curious consequence: Joy, our one-year-old Newfoundland puppy – here she is:      …is absolutely terrified of going outside. We think it’s because of the Bobcat the workmen have been using …

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Assorted 2021-03-04

     My “future columns” folder is once again overflowing, and I’m disinclined to slough any of the contents, so here’s a round-up of things that have poked me somewhere sensitive these past few days. ***      Have a trio of election-related links from Gateway Pundit: FBI seized and shredded suspicious ballots. Follow the Arizona Audit; …

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Marginalia 2021-02-08

1. Missings.      Just about the only way to know how important something, or some activity, really is to you is to go without it for awhile.      The C.S.O. and I were once pro-football addicts. Sunday during the NFL season, we would watch at least two, and more often than not three games. It …

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