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August 1, 2022

This asshole shows up at armed like that And people are expected to act like it's

And people are expected to act like it’s OK, And they’re supposed to just take it on faith that he’s not gonna go apeshit cuckoo and start shooting everybody up?

God, this country is fucked up.

February 18, 2021

They don't even bother to hide their fangs now.

DeSantis Threatens to Pull Vaccine From Neighborhoods That Complain

Texas mayor tells residents to fend for themselves during power outage: ‘Only the strong will survive’ https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2697089

God, I hate the Republican Party. And many Republicans.
November 6, 2020

The time a person is born has a great deal to do with what s/he achieves.

Had Baron von Richthofen been born a century after he actually was, he would be just an Xbox addict.

August 28, 2012

Poetry lesson for today. (Please read, this could be very important in your life.)

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

---The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

What it means:

Once you have sent an email, you can’t undo it. No matter if you do a “Recall” and it’s successful. Its ghost is still out there somewhere, somebody could’ve read it/saved it, in the nanosecond between your SEND and your RECALL. Someone probably did.

What THAT means, in practical terms:

Think carefully before you hit SEND.
February 23, 2012

Some suggestions for state songs.

Now, I know every state already has a state song. But I heard a song on the radio yesterday about a particular state (I didn’t include that one here because its theme isn’t very pleasant) and I got to thinking, how about if some states were to change their state songs to something more relevant, more tuneful, or just different?

Here are my suggestions:

SC “Myrtle Beach Days”

Alabama “Sweet Home Alabama” (of course)

Kentucky “Blue Moon of Kentucky”

Delaware “What Did Delaware?”

Oklahoma “Oklahoma Hills” (OK, I know it’s the state folk song. But I think it ought to beat out Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.”

Kansas “Dust in the Wind”

California "Surfin USA"

Louisiana "Born on the Bayou"

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