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The Cheating is a Feature
Author: BobR    Date: 03/22/2023 12:37:31

There's one thing we can count on when a Republican is running for president: they will resort to cheating and meddling when it looks like they're about to lose. It may have begun with Richard Nixon; Eisenhower had no stink around his election efforts. It's gotten worse in every iteration.

Nixon's "Watergate" was simply a break-in to snag some intel on his opponent. It almost seems quaint in comparison to what we've seen lately.
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 03/22/2023 16:03:35 by Will_in_LA)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/21/2023 02:11:44

Good Morning.

As Raine noted yesterday, this is the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq to begin the "Warron Terra".

We'll get into some numbers below the fold, but the one that always does it for me is this:

March 20, 2003.
Javier was 19 months old. He was not quite home a year yet. (May 3.)

March 20, 2023.
Javier is turning 22 this summer. He's graduating from college in about six weeks. He may get married!

And we're still at war in Iraq.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 03/21/2023 15:13:45 by Will_in_LA)

20 years ago
Author: Raine    Date: 03/20/2023 12:40:37

It's hard to believe that the invasion of Iraq is now 2 decades in our rearview mirror. Twenty years is a lot to contemplate.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 03/20/2023 17:24:13 by Will_in_LA)

Open Door
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/18/2023 11:16:02

Good Morning. Up and about early for a Saturday.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 03/18/2023 16:20:52 by Will_in_LA)

Happy St. Patrick's!
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2023-03-17 12:00:00


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11 comments (Latest Comment: 03/18/2023 01:57:20 by Will_in_LA)

Whoke Supremacy
Author: Raine    Date: 03/16/2023 12:09:25

Many conservative politicians have been using the term 'woke policies' to suppress liberal and even mainstream ideas as of late. None more so than the subject of yesterday's blog, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. We all see what he is doing and what he wants to inflict on the rest of the nation should he become an elected national figure.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 03/16/2023 16:51:45 by Raine)

Uber Florida Man
Author: BobR    Date: 03/15/2023 12:12:12

The whole "Florida Man" thing is life imitating meme, and for a reason. Like the old supermarket tabloids with their fantastical (and fake) headlines, none of the Florida Man stories seemed plausible. That most are authentic is a real testament to the complex and differentiated mental damages brought about by heat and meth.

When you think Florida Man, you think of some crazed redneck yahoo with sunburn and a confederate flag flying from their jacked-up pickup truck. If a bill in the state legislature succeeds, that flag will be specifically allowed to fly from government buildings:
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 03/15/2023 17:35:11 by shelaghc)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/14/2023 10:54:50

Good Morning.

Looking at an interesting weather day around these parts. I'll note that we now cancel school here for heavy rain - although it *might* turn to snow later today. Of course, we're not giving tours, but that's for economic reasons. If nobody rides in bad weather, we won't break even, and it's not worth operating at all. But I digress.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 03/14/2023 15:20:26 by Raine)

No Oscars for me
Author: Raine    Date: 03/13/2023 12:59:38

I was just glad to be nominated, oops, wait.

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2 comments (Latest Comment: 03/13/2023 13:54:27 by Raine)

Racism in my house!
Author: TriSec    Date: 03/11/2023 10:58:02

Oh, pshaw. none of us. What do you think this is??
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 03/12/2023 00:30:44 by TriSec)

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