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Point/Counterpoint: Biden’s Catholicism a big deal?

Blogger’s notes: ==I This exchange is sufficiently off-topic in the Comments of the previous blog that it’s better as a freestanding edition. I’d...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 2, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 44 comments | 2485 Views

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“It is what it is.”

Are you surprised at the President’s intransigence? Worried? Why? The nation has had a sustained immersion course in the public behaviors of the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by American, on Nov 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 45 comments | 2034 Views

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NO on PROP 22: NObody rides for free – Not even Billionaires

November’s Prop 22, the most deep-pocketed Proposition in California’s rich referendum history (with a war chest of $184 million on the ‘yes’...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 25 comments | 6030 Views

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Upon Further Review … a better pet solution

… wherein the blogger re-learns lessons about moving targets, demons in details and appreciation for capable people in existing infrastructure. In...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by master papers, on Jun 26, 2020 at 1:25 am | 4 comments | 3639 Views

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Pet Safety Net?

==I Originally posted this on Next Door, and got several good responses. Thought I’d try it here to a wider potential group of volunteers. NB: we live on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by westy, on May 11, 2020 at 4:28 am | 4 comments | 3649 Views

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Doctor Angell (apologies to Shelley Fabares)

I've been impressed with the braintrust assembled by Gov. Newsom to address the Coronavirus health crisis. They are leaders in their professions - and parenthetically,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:24 am | 36 comments | 8260 Views

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Not every ostrich …

A few thoughts on community and covid-19 … who buries his head in the sand – nor every human who parks his skull in a similarly dark...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by pope john, on Mar 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 14 comments | 3239 Views

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A message for all ...

I saw "The Electric Horseman" recently (enjoyed it!). I was reminded of this gorgeous cut Hand's on the Wheel from Willie Nelson's magnificent...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Henry Archer, on Jan 3, 2020 at 4:36 am | 4 comments | 5742 Views

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I’ve been Hacked! Insulted, too.

I awoke this morning to an ominous-looking email – it announced that I’ve been hacked. Uh-oh. Now, I consider myself to be a reasonably competent,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Doug, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:40 am | 66 comments | 6130 Views

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The Silence of the Sows (hens and calves, too)

As the saying goes, “democracy dies in darkness.” Industrial agriculture, however, thrives in its dark and muted isolation from consumers. Prop 12...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by unblocked games 24h, on Jan 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 18 comments | 4428 Views

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Edifice Mex

Kenny Rogers was right: a good gambler knows when to hold ‘em … as well as when to fold ‘em. Take a lesson Mr. Trump. After showing a weak...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 16, 2019 at 11:00 am | 92 comments | 4874 Views

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Keeping Our Brothers, on Thanksgiving

“They were fleeing down the road with only the shirts on their backs – many were carrying their children or the family pet.” So...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm | 26 comments | 3662 Views

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A fish out of water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IkWpm7TS0 (safe for work) ==I Self-referential Blogger note: It’s been a while – all those tribal drumbeats. Your...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 1, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 7, 2018 at 11:28 am | 70 comments | 3926 Views

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Corruption in the Balance?

Item: per the NYTimes report of Press Secretary Sara Sanders, on the White House view of EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt: “Ms. Sanders said that Mr. Pruitt’s...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 7, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm | 67 comments | 5344 Views

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Art Project du jour

With no intent or likelihood of horning-in on the Art Space blog of Messrs. Barry and Carmel, I invite your critique of the following work: "Please...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 24, 2018
Last comment by BobB, on Apr 7, 2018 at 9:14 am | 112 comments | 6153 Views

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Reflections on the Loss of Hope

Let’s start with an experiment: think about Hope Hicks, the departing White House Communications chief. What are the first few words that come to mind...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 2, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:17 am | 142 comments | 5470 Views

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Much Ado About Nunez

There’s been a lively discussion warming (if not lighting) the dark shadows of the local blog cemetery, so I thought I’d add a few thoughts and let...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm | 84 comments | 5173 Views

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Salami, Salami … Baloney

Those GOP butchers at the Congressional deli are playing a losing game. ‘Salami’ is a set of competitive bargaining tactics. In it, the negotiator...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 3, 2018 at 10:21 am | 111 comments | 6000 Views

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Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry

This is a day when I feel like Michael Corleone, not out of guilt or self-delusion, but because of my tattered New Year’s Resolution. You see, I promised...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by patrick, on Feb 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm | 101 comments | 5844 Views

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Sound and Fury over “Fire and Fury”

This drama of potentially Shakespearean scope is moving pretty fast, but here’s where we seem to stand as of this writing: o A sensational book that...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2018 at 8:58 am | 24 comments | 4071 Views
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