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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:31:47 PM »
Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

Who would send in a Campaign Contribution getting a letter like that?  I wouldn't even open it.  That has to be the dumbest fundraising gimmick of all time.

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Latest poll shows Cruz 9 points ahead, Texas voters are dumb as a stump. One of my asshole neighbors at the lake had a Vote for Cruz sign in his yard. (the one with the obnoxious security light that lights up my dock at night from two doors down).





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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:35:06 PM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - September 18, 2018

'She Is Christine Blasey Ford': CNN's Brooke Baldwin Demands Trump Call Kavanaugh Accuser by Her Name After He Repeatedly Says 'The Woman'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump expressed sympathy for his nominee — but not for his accuser. READ MORE»


Conservative Writer Slams Trump as a 'Small Man' — and Says His Botched Presidency Makes the US Look 'Weak'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"A great country shouldn’t behave this way." READ MORE»


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By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

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This whole charade is shameful. READ MORE»


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By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

For Trump, the fight to confirm a second Supreme Court justice has bigger stakes even than his opponents realize. READ MORE»


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By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

For starters, Ted Cruz is begging for Donald Trump's help. READ MORE»


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By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory." READ MORE»


Republican Senators Are Laying the Groundwork to Support Kavanaugh Despite Sexual Assault Allegations

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

Republicans are busy laying the groundwork to vote for Brett Kavanaugh—almost no matter what happens. READ MORE»


'Unconscionable' and 'Appalling': Trump Slams Door on Refugees Fleeing US-Backed Wars and Persecution

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"The U.S. has a direct moral responsibility to open its doors, given that our own nation is an active combatant in many of the conflicts driving the global refugee crisis." READ MORE»


Are Today’s White Kids Really Less Racist than Their Grandparents?

By Margaret Hagerman, The Conversation

Is it true that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones? READ MORE»


Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

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I'll check that one out. Thanks.

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With a better understanding of quantum physics and string theory, we might someday have the tools to figure out much of the stuff that today we sort of spiritually have some inkling about, but that are still too hard for our 3D minds to grasp.

So, they say (whoever THEY are), that ANY world we can imagine does in fact exist in some dimension. That's what I get from the quantum theory stories I read.

So let me imagine an earth where the humans wised up much sooner, and they were a lot more compassionate.

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Surly Newz / Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »
Milton Erickson never asked for consent, and he could put you in trance while discussing the weather. That was a long time ago, though. You'd get in trouble now, doing what he did.

But if you haven't read about his techniques, you would enjoy that, I'm pretty sure.

His moment in time was the 50's and 60's. He was a marriage and family counselor, and he thought couples were happier if they had lots of children. And his clients often DID have more children, after he worked with them. LOL He'd probably get sued for support if he were alive and doing that now.

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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:31:24 AM »
I feel for him. There are a fair  number of Model 3's (or whatever they call the lower-priced model) on the road here, and they have the same excellent fit and finish of the expensive ones. You'd like to see him succeed. We need more good eV cars.

He's a very impressive guy, but just trying to break into one of the hardest, dirtiest, cutthroat, most dangerous industries in the world. The odds were never good, I'm afraid.

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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:57:11 AM »
Maybe mixing the legal cannabis with an excellent bottle of Cali Pinot noir.

That can do it.

I just stay off Twitter, myself.

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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:55:12 AM »
I just KNEW they'd come after him for that. What was he thinking?

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Environment / Re: The Strafing Run of Mother Nature
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:54:10 AM »
I'm envisioning a Venetian gondola, but turned into an airboat, like an airboat from the Everglades. NC has some long stretches to cover. Speed would be a factor.

I can't even find a fake image of this. I might once again be the first person to come up with a great idea. Happens to me all the time.

Feel free anyone, to build it. I'm an idea man.

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Environment / Re: The Strafing Run of Mother Nature
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:56:00 AM »
What a fine mess. Looks like it's going to be bad for some time. Wow!

On the comparison scale, it will be interesting to see how quick they can get BAU up and running again in NC, compared to Puerto Rico.

I can't tell you how bad the trucking logistics are right now with huge stretches of both the I-40 and I-95 closed.  I must have driven both those roads 100 times at least, and working around them is an enormous re-route.  Besides that, fixing those roads won't be cheap, and you can't do it in a day or even a week.

RE

Enjoy this picture of the mighty Amazon as it wends it's way to the south Atlantic.

Uh, no.

That's Interstate 40 in North Carolina.



What the guy in the canoe said.....it's surreal. Wow! Just WOW!

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Environment / Re: The Strafing Run of Mother Nature
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:50:52 AM »
I had to take a 20 minute detour this morning because the main road in front of my neighborhood was closed because someone clipped a telephone pole last night, or a utility pole fell, not sure of the circumstances. It's the main 4 lane into town from Bee Cave and vicinity.

I was one of the lucky ones, having left very early. Later, I'm sure it made people hours late to work. And if you didn't know the one open alternate (a back way through a neighborhood) you could have easily driven 50 miles to get to North Austin.

Now most people have those apps like WAYS (sp ?). I do not, of course.

WAZE. Get it.

The missus has it on her iPad, but neither of us carries a smart phone. I don't intend to start carrying one either, unless I can't buy the old ones anymore.

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Environment / Re: The Strafing Run of Mother Nature
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:10:36 AM »
I had to take a 20 minute detour this morning because the main road in front of my neighborhood was closed because someone clipped a telephone pole last night, or a utility pole fell, not sure of the circumstances. It's the main 4 lane into town from Bee Cave and vicinity.

I was one of the lucky ones, having left very early. Later, I'm sure it made people hours late to work. And if you didn't know the one open alternate (a back way through a neighborhood) you could have easily driven 50 miles to get to North Austin.

Now most people have those apps like WAYS (sp ?). I do not, of course.

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Surly Newz / Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:05:36 AM »
This woman is interesting to me. She reminds me very much of a young woman I once knew whose father was in my trade. He was a megalomaniac and a very dominating parent. She became sort of an extension of him, his willing minion, doing his dirty work.

I see SHS as the daughter of a very dominating, patriarchal, religious, conservative Christian father. She started out as HIS minion, and she was identified by Trump (a definite megalomaniac)  as someone he could control and use to be his attack dog. She is a true believer, someone who follows the dogma she was handed blindly. She sees the world in black and white. Her side is assumed to be in the right always.

It's a kind of pathology, although I'm not sure there's a name for it, or even if the psychology establishment would be able to diagnose it.

But it isn't hard to understand.

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Surly Newz / Re:Elite World Order In Jitters
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:27:06 AM »
In January 2016 only 62 people held as much wealth as one-half of the entire world, but within one year, by 2018, that figure narrowed to 8 people with as much wealth as one-half of the entire world.

Sounds like we could do a lot if we just got those eight people to make a real sacrifice to help everyone else. I'm sure they'd be happy to oblige if it was explained to them properly. Easy fix.

I think I want to read this book. I'm guessing Barnes and Noble won't be carrying it, though. (They do list it, but it isn't on the shelf.)

Out of stock in all my local bookstores. How can that be?


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Environment / Re: The Strafing Run of Mother Nature
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:09:06 AM »
What a fine mess. Looks like it's going to be bad for some time. Wow!

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