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albacore's Journal
albacore's Journal
October 25, 2021

Is it OK to shamelessly plug a media source here on DU?

I'll try....
There is a very liberal - and very funny - monthly tabloid that more DUers should get.
"Funny Times"

Mailed by USPS, and for us ancient "dead trees" readers, it takes the place of the morning paper full of vapid local news and centrist/conservative opinion.
NOT available in digital form. Ya gotta actually hold the paper!
Witty cartoons... funny writing...News of the Weird... all from a liberal POV.
And antidote to the CNN/MSNBC/MSM drumbeat.

Small circulation, but it should be much bigger.

Check it out...

October 23, 2021

Got my Moderna booster...

... at Safeway today.
A fucking grocery store. Oh, they had qualified people and all, and I AM grateful, but it made me think about a magical world where we had a national health service like the rest of the civilized world, and we got our shots with no muss, no fuss, and from a large number of locations. All without involving grocery stores and drug stores. A magical world where anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, and other assorted whackjobs were relegated to the fringe of society, and ostracized for their bone-headedness.

A guy can dream...

October 21, 2021

I don't follow football...college or professional...so I don't have a dog in this fight.

Washington State U football coach Nick Rolovich was fired from his $3 Million per year job for not getting his Covid vaccination. And he has a 5 year contract. $15 Million.....
Rolovich is the highest paid public employee in the state.
He claims a religious exemption, and he's suing because he didn't get that religious exemption.
He's Catholic. The Pope has encouraged people to get the shot, calling it an "act of love... love for oneself, love for our families and friends, and love for all peoples."

Just because you are a hotshot coach and make $3 Million a year doesn't mean you aren't a dumbshit.

October 10, 2021

I'm not a slow person... but I've been busy...

I just internalized the idea that if the Repubs take back the House in 2022, ANY investigation of trump or 6 January will not only stop.... the records and documents will be shredded. I'm sure I had the thought, but I hadn't focused on it before.

This country is hanging by a thread.

We HAVE to retain control of the House...at least.

The gerrymandering and voter suppression is getting feverish...
And Pres. Biden's approval rating is down.... for NO reason that I can determine.
It is hard to run a country on lies, which is why the Repubs do such a shitty job of it.
And the Republican lie machine is working overtime.

September 14, 2021

Feral pigs...

I know this isn't the lounge, but I'm hoping somebody has some information.

I know the feral hog problem is acute in some areas...thousands and thousands of them ripping up crops and pastureland.

Youtube has many videos of guys with rifles equipped with night sights killing hundreds of them. I understand the necessity to do something, but I'm wondering if there is any facility...or plans for a facility...to take live-captured hogs and feed them up on good food for a short time, a few (I'm sorry) antibiotics, and slaughter them for human food.

It seems like a waste to just shoot them and let them rot...or to drastically increase the coyote population.

I raised hogs in a limited fashion for years, so I know there would be difficulties to overcome, but.. if one hog weighs 200 lbs, and you shoot 100 in one night... that's a lot of meat going to waste.

September 3, 2021

THIS is what women in Murika are up against.

I dipped my toe over in cesspool that is my favorite (?) rightwing discussion board. You know it... it's the one that's "Free"..
I stumbled on this gem...
Verbatim... just as posted:

"why are so many women liberal/socialist/communist?
2021-09-02 | steveh
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why are so many women evolutionarily inclined to be liberal/socialist/communist/fascist?
my observation is that many more women than men seem to fit these categories, which imho differ only in degree.
my own conjecture:
women have been evolved to submit to the force and power of authority. in prehistory, women, having generally less strength and less weight than men, have taken follower social status as the primary way in which both they and their offspring maximize their survival and reproduction chances.
the us constitution upholds minimal government. minimal government is antithetical to maximum force and maximum power.
thus, the us constitution is often belittled as "unimportant" "irrelevant" "wrong" or "patriarchical" by many women.
many ancient cultures apparently implicitly understood this and thus usually did not give women any chance to assume a position of ruling a group.
one of the few ancient cultures that survives is islam. islam does not seem to offer women any leadership roles or any rights equal to those of males. yet, many women support islam, even while asserting feminist ideology.
the evolutionary attraction of women to force and power is the only explanation that i can come up with that resolves the dichotomy of women supporting a culture which denies womens' rights.
by allowing women equal or better political power, therefore, it could be construed as opening the gates of modern civilization to the islamic, socialist, or communist strains of cultural barbarianism.
i am not certain whether a solution exists, but perhaps someone should find a solution quickly, before modern civilization is overrun.
before the 19th amendment passed, the destructive effect of women on modern civilization was not a significant problem.
what am i missing?"

August 7, 2021

Just watched a video about Katherine Gun... the Iraq war whistleblower...

... and got really depressed. She leaked info that made it clear the Iraq war was illegal. And the case against her was dismissed.

Why am I depressed then?
Because NONE of the goddam war criminals involved in that clusterfuck was ever indicted, tried, and convicted, that's why.

Now I'm REALLY depressed. If those war criminals got away with it, what are chances that the entire trump crime family will get away with their crimes?

This country just simply put Bush - and everything he did - behind us. What keeps that from happening with trump? "For the sake of the country, we just have to move on and not dwell in the past."


July 2, 2021

Censorship doesn't work...

I was out in the truck and foolishly switched to the RWNJ station for about 2 minutes. Dan Bondino (sp?) - Rush's replacement - was ranting on about how Covid is just an excuse for control by the liberals. He said the Covid fatality rate is .008, and all kinds of other crazy shit. Free-dumb!!

I know that all that "free speech" stuff is important, but .... JHC.... the man is killing people with his lies!

DU lawyers:... Can that asshole be sued? Class action? Something?

June 18, 2021

Remember this ... from 6 January...?

This line of guys dressed in tactical gear going up the Capitol steps sure looked like an assault team to me. Hands on shoulders, moving purposefully thru the crowd...

Before this scene disappears down the memory hole, had anybody heard anything more about this?

June 15, 2021

I'm having a crisis of conscience....

I want to support journalism...I want to support local journalism. I subscribe to the Seattle Times, the NYTimes, Boston Globe, LATimes... and several others.
I also subscribe to our very local paper... a weekly of about 10 pages. Local stories and local sports and some ads for local establishments.
And an opinion page.
Today's paper has an op-ed by Ronnie Raygun's evil spawn Michael Reagan... "Now, finally, everyone knows COVID started in an unsafe lab in China." JHFC!
And... another by Christine Flowers.... the radio screamer and fired Philadelphia Inquirer writer.... "Abortion decision should be left up to the states."

Oh... they had another op-ed supporting Critical Race education. "Balance"...I guess.

My crisis comes in supporting a media outlet that even allows that kind of shit to be published. Since there is nothing comparable to that kind of fringe stuff in mainstream left media, and nobody compared to the screamers like Reagan, balance is impossible.
I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription. That, of course, is just another nail in the coffin of the local press. But is this local press worth saving?
Any ideas?

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