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Added by Tom Cordle on February 18, 2019 at 3:06pm — 32 Comments

Atrocious Saints

In a comment on my previous post, I was taken to task for pointing out the simple fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest, former Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, disbanded the Klan a couple of years after its founding, when it proved…

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Added by Tom Cordle on February 11, 2019 at 12:06pm — 35 Comments

First We Kill All the Conservatives

In his play "Henry IV", Shakespeare wrote ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers''. I suspect If Shakespeare were around today, he might write, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the conservatives." Sounds like a good plan, metaphorically and politically speaking,…

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Added by Tom Cordle on February 6, 2019 at 3:00pm — 22 Comments

The Art of the Squeal

The shutdown of the Federal government continues, with no obvious end in sight. If it continues much longer, we will see the end of the Obama economic boom. Already Hairball's Chief Economic Adviser/Lackey admits the country might experience zero growth during the first quarter of 2019.

And who and what do we have to "thank" for this economic downturn, not to mention the needless pain and suffering inflicted on 800,000 Federal workers, 1,200,000 Federal contract workers, their…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 24, 2019 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Zen and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance

Insight is truly Zen – a flash of brilliant white light that ignites dozens of little fires. I was mowing the lawn when one came ....

The old Honda was a gift from a friend I had done some work for. With good friends, it’s always hard to put a price on your labor; there is the danger of money coming between, and good friends are too hard to come by. So I declined. But my friend Bob wouldn't have it. Take the Honda mower, he said, he didn’t use it anymore; it just sat in the garage…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 23, 2019 at 6:18pm — 11 Comments

From the Hyper-Hypocrisy Files

Yesterday, newl y-minted US Senator Mitt Romney, who warned against Russia while running for President in 2012, and who has occasionally ranted against Donald Trump, after Trump dangled the Secretary of State job in front of him, and then very publicly pulled the rug out from under him,…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

A Turning Point

America is at a turning point; and as a people, we must decide what direction to take. Some mistakenly believe we can return to some past period, when America was great – say the Fifties. But those who long for that past need to be reminded things weren't so great for many Americans in the Fifties.…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 10, 2019 at 10:30pm — 24 Comments

Crickets

Scientists suspect the sounds that once were thought to be the cause of the mysterious "sonic illness” affecting diplomats in Cuba were probably crickets, specifically the noisy mating call of male Indies crickets. If you think crickets couldn't possibly make that much noise, note this from an…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 7, 2019 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

To Be Or Not To Be A Good Citizen

I've been accused of kicking a dead horse, but it appears that nag still has some life left in it, judging by the fact I heard a whinny from a friend extolling the virtues of his vote for Jill Stein.

Just for kicks, let's start with the oft-stated proposition that a vote for either of the candidates puked-up by the two major parties was a vote for evil, lesser or otherwise. And thus, voting for a third-party…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 4, 2019 at 7:30pm — 22 Comments

If I Only Had A Brain

One of the best things I read in 2018 was a Pocket article entitled "The Empty Brain" (https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-empty-brain). Here's an excerpt:

"No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies of words,…

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Added by Tom Cordle on January 2, 2019 at 6:22pm — 5 Comments

YCMTSU

From the YCMTSU (You Can't Make This Shit Up) files, China is about to enter the U.S. auto market. But that's not what strains credulity; no, what makes that cause for forehead slapping is the brand name: Meet the Trumpchi!…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 30, 2018 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Defenestration

The other day some pundit on the tube used the word “defenestration”. I had a dim memory of having heard it before, but I confess I had no idea what it meant, and I certainly had no idea of its origin or history. According to Wikipedia, “the word comes from the New Latin de (out of or away from) and fenestra (window or opening)”. The history is a bit more interesting, again according to Wikipedia:

“The term…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 28, 2018 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

A Christmas Story

Suppose one of the young Guatemalan women being detained at the border is named Maria … and she is pregnant … and the child she is carrying is a male child … and she intends to name him Jesus ... and that child is indeed the same Jesus, who we are told will come again to judge the quick and the dead. Would there be any room for…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

Same Shit, Different Day

I’ve said for some time the worst of the 2008 recession is yet to come. It appears one of the villains in that fiasco, Goldman-Sachs, aka Goldmine-Sux, learned nothing from the AGS London Casino gambit that nearly brought the entire world's financial system to its knees. Here's a link:…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2018 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

A 21st Century Political Dictionary

Recent revelations regarding retrograde reprobate Donald J. Trump compel me to add a few new entries in my compendium of political perfidy:

Collewd: to engage in a conspiracy that it is a political and moral obscenity

Downpuncher:…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 14, 2018 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Shaken, Not Stirred

Dateline, Tellico Plains, TN, 12-12-2018

I was jolted awake this morning about 4:12 A.M. Don't know whether it was by the sound of objects rattling in my bedroom, or by the fact that my bedroom itself was actually shaking – that's right, my bedroom was shaking ... which I quickly intuited meant my whole house was shaking ……

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 12, 2018 at 8:50pm — 22 Comments

Low Energy

Dear Barry,

I'm sure our beloved President would rate me a “low-energy” guy. Well, to that I can only say I'd rather be low-energy than a hebephrenic like…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 8, 2018 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

Privilege – Part One



As some of you here know all too well, my comments tend to be a bit lengthy. Occasionally, they reach an alarming length, a length warranting a post of its own. Such is the case with my comment on the latest post by Robert B. James, a…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 7, 2018 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

Sorry, Charlie

In his most recent post, Johnny Robish stirred up some memories. A couple of life-times ago, I worked…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 4, 2018 at 11:28am — 9 Comments

Word for the Day

Recently, I came across a quote from French philosopher Francois Chateaubriand that strikes me as an excellent riposte, whenever a Libertarian coughs up some pseudo-intellectual tripe:

"One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.”

Over time, the word odious has…

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Added by Tom Cordle on November 28, 2018 at 8:09pm — 6 Comments

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Earth Day

Posted by Anna Herrington on April 22, 2019 at 10:30am 7 Comments

The Big One

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Vũng Tàu

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Victim of Memory

Posted by Doc Vega on April 21, 2019 at 8:29am 0 Comments

The Sun Rise

Posted by Robert B. James on April 21, 2019 at 7:25am 0 Comments

UNLEADED

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Impeachment or Prosecution?

Posted by Rodney Roe on April 21, 2019 at 4:13am 24 Comments

Divided, We Fell.

Posted by Robert B. James on April 20, 2019 at 2:21pm 6 Comments

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