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    With so many city administrations seeking ways to...

    With so many city administrations seeking ways to avoid “confrontations” with mobs, I could see the value in maintaining some kind of surveillance of where the mobs are.

    It will be interesting to...
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    If someone shrieked in my ear through a...

    If someone shrieked in my ear through a megaphone, I would want them to answer for it and probably wouldn’t begrudge the resources used to apprehend them.
  3. Astoundingly enough, the world didn’t begin with...

    Astoundingly enough, the world didn’t begin with Trump. People have been mocking Madison’s progressive pretentiousness for generations.
  4. Or Mad City. Or the People’s Republic of Madison....

    Or Mad City. Or the People’s Republic of Madison. Or Pyongyang on the Prairie. Or where taxes go to die. Or the anti-Capitalist Capitol. Or the Snowflake Factory. Or the Polite Berkeley. Or the...
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    Been watching Zucker brothers movies from...

    Been watching Zucker brothers movies from Kentucky Fried Movie to An American Carol (Michael Moore as Ebenezer Scrooge on Fourth of July Eve).
  6. Choosing a place to live based on its prevailing...

    Choosing a place to live based on its prevailing political sentiments is like ordering a meal based on the chef’s favorite movie.
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    I can remember when they tinkered with the...

    I can remember when they tinkered with the federal withholding table without affecting the ultimate tax liability in the hope the short term jolt might juice the economy. It didn’t seem to change...
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    I don’t know, what would be more Trumpian than...

    I don’t know, what would be more Trumpian than exploiting cheap labor?
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    On the one hand, you’d be less likely to have...

    On the one hand, you’d be less likely to have your property damaged in a mostly peaceful demonstration. On the other, you’d be more likely to get shot if you tried strangling someone for their...
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    I generally support the GOP aims, however...

    I generally support the GOP aims, however imperfectly conservative, over those of the Democrats. Especially with their apparent lurch to the left into a strange quasi-Marxist identitarian cult. But...
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    We have always tried to stay reasonably well...

    We have always tried to stay reasonably well stocked, but not at zombie apocalypse prepper levels. We bulk buy where it can save a few bucks, but we’re not fanatics about it. They grow and process a...
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    Alan had it right. Not so much offended as amused...

    Alan had it right. Not so much offended as amused that someone would point to a memorial of an exemplary human being as an expression of racism and sexism. That someone would be so ideologically...
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    I can picture AOC pointing to an elm and...

    I can picture AOC pointing to an elm and exclaiming “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like! Plus we need to rake all those racist leaves!”
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    No one said those white supremacists weren’t...

    No one said those white supremacists weren’t diabolically clever. They can influence people at the cellular level without their even being aware of it.
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    Oh I think I get her objection. But why is it...

    Oh I think I get her objection. But why is it necessary to go after the Saint simply because you want a different identity mix among the statuary? Why not just lobby for another statue? I think...
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    Yes. She said she would have preferred a queen....

    Yes. She said she would have preferred a queen. Then she could have said “this is what royalty looks like!”
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    Sculpture Culture Warfare

    I see AOC has struck another blow in the all-important capital statue clash, pointing to a graven image honoring Father Damien of Molokai and announcing “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist...
  18. Thread: Economic outlook

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    I think the pandemic has accelerated some...

    I think the pandemic has accelerated some pre-existing trends.

    Governments were already fairly highly leveraged through pushing rates down, expanding their balance sheets and diluting the value...
  19. Wasn’t it Mencken who said something about...

    Wasn’t it Mencken who said something about Democracy giving the people what they want good and hard?
  20. May just be a Portland Performative Protest...

    May just be a Portland Performative Protest Culture thing.

    I’m curious as to why the focus now is on the comfy precincts of Portland and Seattle rather than rougher areas like Detroit, Los...
  21. Oh don’t take offense, it’s just a bookkeeping...

    Oh don’t take offense, it’s just a bookkeeping thing. We’ve reached such a pitch of rhetorical hysteria that that’s just a formulaic phrase like “have a nice day”.

    Whatever liberals are left have...
  22. I see the “Wall of Moms” is crumbling after...

    I see the “Wall of Moms” is crumbling after accusations of “anti-blackness”. Are we reaching the stage where the revolution eats its own?
  23. That sounds vaguely familiar.

    That sounds vaguely familiar.
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    I would highly recommend Bob Blumenthal’s book...

    I would highly recommend Bob Blumenthal’s book “Jazz” for an understanding of the subject.

    It’s hard for a humble fan like me to really articulate what the difference is between good and bad. I...
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    Then I’m pretty safe. My town is full of...

    Then I’m pretty safe.

    My town is full of dreadfully lazy people who can’t be bothered to burn down, loot or or otherwise break eggs in a zeal for social justice. I’m not aware of a single...
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