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    A dear friend of mine was naturalized today. He...

    A dear friend of mine was naturalized today. He grew up in Serbia during The Sorta Recent Unpleasantness, and to him, America is a paradise. Perspective is everything.
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    Political pressure for prosecutors not to...

    Political pressure for prosecutors not to interfere in an election.

    And remember, all it takes to prevent a conviction is a single Trump-reality member of the jury.
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    I know some folks who are planning to support...

    I know some folks who are planning to support Trump and his minions, so as to bring about the collapse of America sooner.

    They are nutballs though.
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    Busiest weekend of the year at the state park...

    Busiest weekend of the year at the state park next to my house.

    At 1AM though, it seems remarkably uncrowded, and it is an excellent time to go canoeing!

    https://i.imgur.com/oME0NEv.jpg
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    The arbor sounds like a great plan!

    The arbor sounds like a great plan!
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    Almost a new moon, < 1 hour of "dark" a day at...

    Almost a new moon, < 1 hour of "dark" a day at this latitude on July 1 today. Now, if I can just get someone to turn off the power to the mainland city that's due south of this spot for about 10...
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    Kill debt, emergency fund, stock up on staples to...

    Kill debt, emergency fund, stock up on staples to fight inflation.
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    I'm going to wear my Antarctic expedition wear,...

    I'm going to wear my Antarctic expedition wear, because I think it'll be a very very cold day in Hell before they face any real consequences. Alas.

    Good news is I already have all the gear. ...
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    I believe I related my experience last year or...

    I believe I related my experience last year or so, when our local BLM protestors surrounded my vehicle, aggressively approached it, and would not let me proceed. They were doing this to pretty much...
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    I asked you a bit ago what that "split" looks...

    I asked you a bit ago what that "split" looks like in your mind? I live in perhaps the most liberal county in a very liberal state, and even here about 25% of the voters went for Trump in the last...
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    I'm quite curious why that sort of...

    I'm quite curious why that sort of stop-and-detention isn't a felony, of the sort allowing use of lethal force in response? It is in most states...
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    How? The White House has no spending authority...

    How? The White House has no spending authority other than what Congress gives it. I remember this from Schoolhouse Rock.

    And the GAO looks unkindly upon misuse of funds.
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    Our electric rates are quite low here now still: ...

    Our electric rates are quite low here now still: $0.113/kWh, but there's also a "facilities charge" that you get hit with even if you use no power.

    My last billing period I used 59kWh/day, the...
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    Shades of the Fugitive Slave Act... Anyways,...

    Shades of the Fugitive Slave Act...

    Anyways, say Washington decides to blow off any Federal law forbidding abortion, and has no local laws against it, and doesn't cooperate with Federal law...
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    My Hummer H1 has ~45 gallons of fuel capacity,...

    My Hummer H1 has ~45 gallons of fuel capacity, it'd cost me ~$300 to fill up. And my big boat takes ~300 gallons of diesel, so, well, I've been using the little boat a lot instead, which is fine, ...
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    Even state constitutions can be changed. There...

    Even state constitutions can be changed. There ultimately is no protection from the tyranny of the majority (or super-empowered majority) over time. At least, no protection that relies upon laws...
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    How much are you folks spending per month on gas?...

    How much are you folks spending per month on gas?

    This article suggests the average American is shelling out a small fortune:
    ...
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    While I have seem some of the GOP elected...

    While I have seem some of the GOP elected officials talking about introducing such bills, I'm not sure how that would work. Especially in the context of this new ruling that says it should be...
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    I read the text as "nobody thinks people in masks...

    I read the text as "nobody thinks people in masks are weird now", and not that people in hoodies were weird, either then or now.
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    I thought then, and I think now, that you are...

    I thought then, and I think now, that you are stretching quite a bit with that interpretation of the text.
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    https://midnightpunk.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/p...

    https://midnightpunk.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/point-break-ex-presidents.jpg
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    People seem primed to jump immediately to...

    People seem primed to jump immediately to "outrage", "do not pass go" these days...

    I suppose this is why we can't have nice things. Here in my local community, most anyone sane has been...
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    Oh stop, stop with the real-world data!

    Oh stop, stop with the real-world data!
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    When I repainted mine a few years ago, our HOA...

    When I repainted mine a few years ago, our HOA was considering implementing a "natural tones only" restriction(*). So, I repainted my house using several different shades of purple, tones selected...
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    Quite a change from the days when black women...

    Quite a change from the days when black women were bred like cattle in this country.
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