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December 23, 2022

Add icicles to the cold weather warnings

Hate to be a buzzkill, but… Don’t let your kids lick icicles. Birds (and squirrels, raccoons, opossums, etc.) shit and pee on your roof, rain moves the shit slurry down to the eaves, where it can form into icicles. Ewwwww.

December 22, 2022

Stressed about last minute shopping?

For many years, our extended family has had stressless end of year gatherings. Nobody needs or wants more stuff so we put money (sliding scale) in a hat along with the name of a progressive nonprofit. Before we draw a name, anybody can make an impassioned plea for their nonprofit. Once we have reached consensus on a name, the money is bundled and sent. The only exception is hand crafted items like hats or scarves.

September 2, 2022

Question about the timing of Biden's speech

At this point, primaries are over and many of the sane Republicans lost to MAGAts. Would it have been better to do this speech earlier in the year? Or would it have galvanized the cult even further and we’d still be in this same place?

Although Biden appealed by name to sane Republicans, the real audience must have been the independents, the undecideds, the apathetic, the both-parties-are-the-same crowd.

Hopefully, his timing, two months before the election, was spot on and will help with GOTV. Too many Americans have a notoriously short attention span.


August 25, 2022

Who is Acyn?

I see post after post linking to tweets from some user named Acyn. Most seem to retweeting some RW talking point with little context. What am I missing?

June 11, 2022

Delicate sound of thunder



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