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Maritime Adventures, A Book Review

Not all effects of social isolation in the time of COVID are bad. Motivated by ennui and inspired by the news of a new film starring Tom Hanks, courtesy of an article in Military Officer journal, I am halfway through … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Clarity

Originally posted on Curmudgeon at Large:
Many of you may be confused about the procedures to follow during the coronavirus pandemic.  Thankfully, FOAF (friend of a friend) has mercifully given us the clear, official coronavirus guidelines. Follow. Them. Exactly. ?…

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10 Real President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines For America

Originally posted on List of X:
Many of you have probably received (or will receive) a postcard in the mail named “President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines For America”. The postcard has many usual suggestions on various measures aimed to slow the…

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‘The Day Democracy Died’

Originally posted on Windwhistle:
This toe-tapping little ditty is brought to you by our Founding Fathers. Full lyrics are on YouTube. Someone put a lot of work into writing these lyrics and making the video, yet there’s no one credited…

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Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 417

Originally posted on A Frank Angle:
Embed from Getty Images ? Like much of the country, winter has arrived in Cincinnati earlier than normal – and with prolonged temperatures delivering new daily records. Brrrrrrrr …. James Brown, the Godfather of…

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‘Batboy’ Jake a big hit at the ballpark

Originally posted on Windwhistle:
Here’s a burst of sunshine for your weekend: Jake the Diamond Dog. No politics here, unless maybe you don’t like dogs. (I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs.) Come on now, everybody smile! I borrowed…

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Heroes and Cowards

As yet I have read nothing but scorn and condemnation for Florida deputy Scot Peterson, leading me to wonder whether there is any middle ground between hero and coward in his case. An early account mentioned that he had a … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Truth

Thanks to a marvelous post by Duane Graham recently, a small group of subscribers had a very interesting discussion on the concept of free will.  Whether such a thing actually exists will probably never be proven, but the politics of … Continue reading

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8 years of suffering under Barack Obama

Originally posted on Teri Carter's Library:
Photo credit: The Associated Press ? The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.” Fair enough. Let’s take a…

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The War Prayer

Thanks to my friend, Herb VanFleet, this essay by mark twain is well worth reading. The Humanist Challenge The War Prayer by Mark TwainIt was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war … Continue reading

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