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the field of dreams game

cubs vs reds. i don't follow either team but it was a great game.

the cute moments were good. furg jenkins first pitch to johnny bench. the griffy's playing catch. the hologram of harry carey at the 7th inning stretch. all very nostalgic.

but they missed a trick. the movie, if i remember right, focused on shoeless joe jackson of the black sox scandal. this might have been a good moment, when the retired reds came out of the cornfield, for pete rose to be with them, enough is enough. he was a great player and it is about time.

by 2024 "conservatives" will be asking



"who is this trump guy? did he bring me coffee?

today's hearing, tying trump and his cabal to the "seditious conspiracy" already pled guilty by oath keepers and proud boys, should finish him off.

Thursday's hearing (featuring the roles of our favorite treasonous congressctitters) is postponed.

i'm looking for the testimony that said trump asked stone "why do they look like that?" as if he realized for the first time that the proud boys would not be staging a "brooks brothers riot." could trump have been that oblivious?

not that it matters. armies have been led by oblivious generals before.

a little ode to cancel culture ......

graphic photo of trump "grabbing" the secret service agent

cheezus take the wheel!




dobbs vs women's health leads to dystopia

i thought it might be rooted in conservative distain for unenumerated rights. natural rights, such as privacy and autonomy were seen by the founders as "endowed by their creator" and thus not necessary to enshrine as amendments.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization :: 597 U.S. ___ (2022) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center

in section (3) of the decision the justices minimize the right to bodily autonomy.

Those criteria, at a high level of generality, could license fundamental rights to illicit drug use, prostitution, and the like.

there are cases "preceeding casey" that seeem to recognize bodily autonomy as a right, but

Abortion is different because it destroys what Roe termed “potential life”

this path leads, i'm afraid, to a place where you have no right to refuse vaccine. any more than you have a right to take drugs or prostitute yourself.

taken just a little farther, if your kidney is a match and can be used to save a "potential life" you have no right to keep your own organ.

there are already huge repercussions to the court's refusal to uphold privacy as a natural right. but decisions like dobbs lead to dystopia,

pride month seems to be cranking up in florida ..........

link to c span live jan 6 hearing.

starts 0922 cdt

https://www.c-span.org/video/?520804-1/hearing-investigation-capitol-attack&live

war on xmas : why we fight



christmas is really for the children, isn't it.

children are taught the story of the shepherds and wise men bringing gifts to the baby in the manger and "hark" the angels singing etc

children are also taught the sick story of jolly old st nick and his lists of "naughty" and "nice."

it does not take long for kids to understand that their schoolmates with more affluent parents seem to be higher on the "nice" list than they are. this fact of life certainly is internalized by the rich kids, who can't wait to show off their new toys to the kids who really needed those shoes and that sweater that santa brought them.

this tradition of conspicuous consumption is detrimental to rich and poor alike, and follows them throughout their lives and all year round. class warfare under a decorated tree.

critical race theory : congratulations conservatives



elementary schools are not teaching your children that they are evil racists because they are white.

of course, they never have taught anyone that, that still isn't "critical race theory," and terrorizing your local school boards did not change anything about this subject.

just out of surgery thursday

docs removed my squamous cell carcinoma, one salivary gland, and 4 lymph nodes. i feel like hell and still hooked up to drain tube but maybe i have survived this stage 4 nightmare? tests this week i'm sure.
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