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Wendy Rogers has got me thinking.... do dumber people enjoy life more or less

than the more intelligent?

"I love the poorly educated".

As I travel to distant places it occurs to me that as a history buff I can better appreciate the current states and people of the locales. As I watch movies and read books it occurs to me that as someone reasonably well read I can better appreciate allusions to other literary or artistic works. As I watch the news it occurs to me that as a fan of physical, political, and economic sciences I can better appreciate the causes and consequences of current events.

59% of Republicans think colleges are bad for America.

Yesterday I was walking here in Charlotte along a beautiful, mostly quiet boulevard, and twice some motorcyclist blew past, their machines equipped to as loud as they can be, and it occurred to me that their joy in loud nuisances is about as simple a pleasure as one can get... requiring very little creativity or effort.... but yet it is pleasure, nevertheless. Why read a book to pass the time? Why bother to learn the history of Barcelona beforehand when it's so easy and so much fun just to go there and drink and eat?

Is stupidity a blessing?





Should English spelling be reformed?

I mean, it's just ridiculous, isn't it?

How to spell that thing with gills that swims in the sea? ghoti

Imagine all the grief we could spare our children and others who want to learn the language.

"Chernobyl" just might be the greatest thing I've ever seen on TV

Just finished it.

Horrifying. Harrowing. And so very suggestive of what might happen with any government left unchecked.

Bravo to HBO, who surpassed even their own usual stratospheric standards.

Mostly, though, bravo and thanks to all those brave people who gave their lives at Chernobyl to head off what surely would have been the greatest man made disaster in history.

Going too far with the statue removals?

Charlottesville abruptly removes monument to Lewis and Clark (whereupon Sacajawea is also depicted, crouching behind them as a tracker).

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/charlottesville-abruptly-removes-statue-of-lewis-clark-and-sacagawea/ar-AAM1FoB?ocid=uxbndlbing

Infant in critical condition after being mauled by a dog in Corpus Christi

Guess the breed.

https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/child-bit-by-a-pitbull-in-corpus-christi/503-6880999e-3337-4abd-b402-d405e524c554?fbclid=IwAR2PWItoLWi8LT04f-HMNTAb4_JvoTAkvw5mC6dETRWkg0nPxRacJTNFR1E

Oops... story is a few days old now.

Interesting historical fact: the state name "Idaho" was pulled out of thin air

Was not an Indian word or place name. Popped out of somebody's head when there was general objection to naming the territory/state after Thomas Jefferson.

Manchin is open to lowering the filibuster to 55 votes.

Mighty brave position for something that would change nothing while he's in office, right?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/06/16/manchin-says-hes-open-to-lowering-filibuster-threshold-to-55-votes/?sh=24a5148bd5e2

Is the Progressive Turnout Project legitimate? Because I'm dying to sign their petition

demanding that Merrick Garland indict trump.

I mean, WTF. Where's the justice from the Department of Justice? Where's the accountability?

Michael Cohen has already spent jail time for nine incidences of criminality in which he had an "unindicted co-conspirator", which means that that investigation had already found everything it needed to find. Where's the indictment?

And the obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation, for which hundreds upon hundreds of lawyers signed a letter agreeing that such crimes had been committed and should be prosecuted. Where's the indictment? Where's the justice?

Getting angrier by the day

And I'm sure I'm not alone.

How is the DOJ empowered to defend a private citizen (in this trump defamation civil suit)?

As far as I can tell, the Judiciary Act of 1789 established the office of Attorney General to represent the GOVERNMENT.
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