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Free Lunch! [Jul. 8th, 2017|12:44 am]
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[Current Location |East Trumpistan]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

So, I ate lunch at the McDonald's drive-through today - two fillet of fish. I went to pay, and the girl at the window told me that the lady in front of me had paid for my lunch. I have not a clue who she was. So, very nice, but quite unexpected.

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Cheesequake! [Jul. 2nd, 2017|12:01 am]
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[Current Location |East Trumpistan]
[mood |amusedamused]

So, I was reading a news story that referenced "Cheesequake State Park", and I thought that had to be some weird auto-correct failure or something. But no...

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Summer Rain, Pt II [Jun. 30th, 2017|06:47 pm]
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[mood |calmcalm]

I love the rain, especially a summer rain, and the way that it smells. One of the comforting things about rain, and about the weather, and about the natural world in general, is that God provides it for all. It doesn't matter if you're a good person or bad, whether your life is falling apart, or you're on top of the world, you still get the rain, and the birds, and the night to enjoy, if you'll just take the time.

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Distinctly Unhumble [Jun. 29th, 2017|09:24 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

On impulse, I bought some microwaveable burritos at the store, something I haven't eaten in literally decades. Jose Ole brand, uber-cheap ($1 each). They actually taste pretty good, and have an agreeable texture, but they're best eaten in the dark, so as not to see the gluey greenish-brown substance with which they're filled.

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I've been eating a lot of grilled chicken thighs lately, usually as sandwiches with Swiss cheese, and sometimes tomato. I've discovered that Italian salad dressing, the good kind with chunks of veggie in it, makes an absolutely peerless sauce for grilled chicken.

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Evolution in action. Had they paused for a moment of silence beforehand, I'm sure they would have heard Uncle Charles' grim chuckle. Why on earth would anyone think a .50 express round wouldn't shoot through an encyclopedia and keep on going? They had 30 people watching, and no-one thought this might not be a good idea? Neither one took five minutes to look online and see how powerful this thing was? Neither one thought it might be well-advised just to shoot a book first and see?!? I find it very hard to feel sorry for either of these people.

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Some people want Trump's animatronic statue in the Hall of Presidents not to be wired for sound. I can't think of any more appropriate animatronic POTUS to have a foghorn installed for a mouth. I love Donald Trump, and think he's easily the best POTUS of my lifetime (and that includes W, Kennedy, and Bill Clinton), but honesty does compel one to admit that he can sometimes be a touch loud and bombastic.

I once compared W to Yosemite Sam. It occurs to me that Foghorn Leghorn would be a good match for Trump. We both share the sign of the Loud Rooster in the WB Zodiac :)

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But aren't newsmen *supposed* to tell the truth? [Jun. 27th, 2017|11:06 am]
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Not the best of weeks for ol' CNN.

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So... [Jun. 25th, 2017|10:32 pm]
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[Current Location |Old Hio]
[mood |calmcalm]

So, ISIS have defaced our governor's webpage. The act has more in it of feckless knavery than of terror.

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CNN [Jun. 23rd, 2017|11:52 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

CNN apparently believe that their audience can't follow a press conference unless there are pictures. This explains much.

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Friday morning, 5am [Jun. 23rd, 2017|05:22 am]
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I woke again before the dawn, and went outside to stand on the balcony. Everything is cool and shiny wet from the kust-ended rain. A few lights are on across the way, but no pme stirring, although I can hear sounds of traffic from the highway. The breeze is blowing, the leaves rusting beneatht he scudding clouds, and I have all of this to myself, Things are happening around me, but I'm in this bubble. It feels very magical and I want to remember this moment. Back to bed to try and get some more sleep, I think.

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Minaret [Jun. 22nd, 2017|12:06 pm]
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[Current Location |East Trumpistan]
[mood |bouncyschadenfreude]

The base looks largely intact. So, even with modern explosives, and weeks to prepare and lay their charges, these clowns couldn't properly blow up an 800 year old tower that was ready to fall over anyway. I suspect that there's serious chaos among what's left of them.

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ISIS [Jun. 22nd, 2017|02:54 am]
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[Current Location |East Trumpistan]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Still awake, and still slightly bouncy from ISIS blowing up their own main mosque. I can't see that as anything but an admission of defeat. Still a bunch of fighting to be done, and undoubtedly some setbacks for our side as well, but this really does look like major turning point.

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