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SarahD's Journal
SarahD's Journal
June 27, 2024

Was the tarantula Republican or Democratic?

A Republican candidate for county commission was harrass8ng a housemate to force her out. One of the things she did was throw a tarantula at the housemate. I am more concerned about animal abuse. Tarantulas are pretty calm and placid. Unlike Republicans.

June 27, 2024

Surprise. The Sackler family might not escape liability.

I guess they failed to give luxury vacations to the Supreme Court justices. Many people were outraged when the Sacklers were given protection from future lawsuits over their part in creating the opiod crisis.

June 27, 2024

All cop-involved cases should be dismissed.

When cops are involved in a crime, there is no way to have a fair trial. We should dismiss charges against anyone accused of a crime when cops are directly involved. Back in my younger days, I attended a couple cop "parties." They were more like Roman orgies with drugs and alcohol. This is where I discovered that cops had access to free drugs. Back then, it was cannabis and cocaine. God knows what's involved now.

June 27, 2024

Ranchers see public lands as their own.

Public lands in the American west constitute an enormous welfare system benefitting logging, ranching, railroads, energy companies, and some I probably forgot. Ranchers are probably not the worst of these bad actors, but they try to be. They insist every square inch of public prairie be dedicated to feeding their cattle. And don't expect to charge them a fair price for munching on that public grass, either. They hate bison because... well, because they're not cows, but also because bison carry brucellosis and the ranchers don't want to spend money to vaccinate their cows. These appear to be private bison, so they could be vaccinated by whoever owns them, but the ranchers are complaining that the fences aren't stout enough to prevent the bison escaping and mingling with their cattle. Of course, the delicious irony of this is that they're behaving exactly like the ungrateful welfare recipients to whom they hate being compared. No matter how much money we spend on them, they demand more. Real rugged cowboy individualists.

June 27, 2024

Rabbi explains why Haredim skip military service. Kind of.

His argument doesn't make sense to me, but then I'm brutally unsympathetic toward religious considerations.

June 25, 2024

Certified gas greenwashing.

You probably guessed this already, but gas producers may be scamming you when they have their gas "certified" as environmentally nicer, and then charge you a higher price for it.

June 25, 2024

Navy chief wishes he could get Trump treatment.

I bet this guy wishes he could reveal classified information and not have to worry about consequences. Oh, that's right. Trump declassified everything by dreaming about it. Or whatever. I guess more to the point, if they put this guy in prison for 18 years, Trump should get a dunce hat and a time-out, at least.

June 25, 2024

Desantis does something for the environment!

I know, right? I had to double check to make sure I read it right, but it's that DeSantis, the governor of Florida. He approved legislation to stop people releasing helium balloons into the environment.


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