hail to the deadbeat

You know Charles Dickens? He was wrong. Wronger than wrong. These, right here and right now, are the worst of times. And they’ve tried my soul beyond endurance. You see, Sideshow Don thinks (and when I say ‘thinks,’ I’m kidding) taxpayers should pay for the catastrophic damage his tariffs are set to cause American famers … Continue reading hail to the deadbeat

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america, home of the bystander

Ever heard of the bystander effect? It’s a social psychological phenomenon wherein the presence of other people makes us less likely to help in an emergency situation. We turn into spectators rather than participants. We’re doing it right now, all 330 million of us. Every day, sometimes many times a day, we watch the United … Continue reading america, home of the bystander

look to the sea otter

Rapidly disappearing sea ice is a hoax. The sound of windmills causes cancer. Consumer protections, financial oversight, net neutrality, gun safety, and affordable healthcare are socialism. And the F.B.I.? How dare they investigate a Russian asset running for President of these once United States — that takes some nerve. Oh, and the New Zealand massacre … Continue reading look to the sea otter

chilling out, literally

It snowed overnight. The morning arrived overcast and bitterly cold; it was 25º with wind from the north blowing at 17 mph. The ‘Feels Like’ temperature was 12º, with the UV Index parked at a puny 1. There was no sunshine and very low daylight and absolutely no enthusiasm for the prevailing conditions. Being outdoors … Continue reading chilling out, literally