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I don't have a TV right now, but I do have Sirius in my car so...

I could have listened to Orangeanus whining but did not consider that entertainment enough to sit in my car all night.

What I did do was sit in my car driving around to appointments today and I spent a lot of that time listening to CNN and the headliners' Jeremiads óf their Time With Trump. They seem to have hated the whole thing and saw it as a paean to 20% who still think of Trump as an answer.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri May 12, 2023, 12:39 AM (2 replies)

Seems to be a bit of debate about showing victims. Remember...

that after the Germans surrendered, Eisenhower forced "good Germans" who either didn't know, or didn't want to know what was going on in those camps to visit them and the victims just to make sure they got it.

No doubt there were some thoughts and prayers in 1946.

Rub their noses in it. Let them know there really aren't any good guys with a gun. The good guys got rid of them
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun May 7, 2023, 02:35 AM (12 replies)

Another reason to hate Facebook...

I get an email... "A friend 'X' sent you a post."

Friend X is pretty cool, so I click the link.

"You have to log in. Try this..."

I click the link.

"That didn't work. You still have to log in."

Grrrr. My trash can could easily be filled with phones, tablets and laptops.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue May 2, 2023, 02:11 PM (2 replies)

Listening to Gretchen Morgenson talking about her new...

book, "These are the plunderers.." which she wrote with Joshua Rosen.

She mentioned Samsonite and Dunkin, but not Sears or others destroyed by bosses or management groups who bought up stock, drove the price down to buy up more, and cashed out leaving ordinary investors, employees, customers, and providers high and dry.

They, not Amazon or Walmart are destroying us as a nation, although those guys sure aren't helping.

Private equity is the enemy and could be stopped if we stopped whining for a moment and actually did something.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Apr 27, 2023, 08:04 PM (2 replies)

Just remember that in the entire history of this country...

this will be the first time we will have a guy on trial for rape running for President.

Run with that, at least.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Apr 27, 2023, 07:48 PM (19 replies)

Bud has a beer worse than Light. I picked up six pack of "Next"...

because it claimed 0 carbs.

Big mistake. I think pee tastes better, although I don't plan a taste test.

And it's 4%.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Apr 15, 2023, 06:08 PM (7 replies)

I was just watching Chelsea Handler tracing her roots through...

her German father. She knew her mother was Jewish, but had no idea if her father was s Nazi, or just caught up in things. Turns out he was basically a draftee and with little or no Nazi feelings.

But what really got to me was his treatment as a POW. After the Depression and months on the Russian front, he was miraculously transferred to the South of France where his unit surrendered to Allied troops. He ended up at a POW camp in Iowa where he had a great time, possibly what convinced him to bring his wife over here and start fresh.

Reminded me of another German I met in Bad Kreuznach who stayed in Germany but told me of the beautiful US West he enjoyed. I thought he came over on a tour, but was surprised when he said he was a POW.

Yes, America was once great. What happened?
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Apr 10, 2023, 03:42 PM (8 replies)

FUCK YOU, GOOGLE! Just bought a new phone with Android 12...

Ah ha, I thought. Lots of good new stuff. What I found out is the teenage wonderkinden at Google can't just leave well enough alone.

I set up my home page the way I like it and it disappears.

Some email disappears.

I can't change my default search engine. Google is all.

No idea where the downloaded file system is hiding. I download a book or mag article and it disappears unless it's a gif.

Things pop up when and where I don't expect them and I can't get back to where I was.

Myriad other aggravations making my life "easier".

Worse than any other OS imaginable.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Apr 8, 2023, 01:47 PM (5 replies)

I just woke up to a BBC episode of "Guns In America" where they...

interviewed kids who survived school shootings, or were otherwise affected.

I remember the "duck and cover" silliness of the 50s and our attitudes back then, but I can't imagine what it's doing to kids today. There is no comparison between the geopolitical fantasies of nuclear war with the Soviets and actually seeing dead kids around you, and with politicians just waving it away.

It wasn't easy, but we grew out of the Cold War idiocy and yet here we are again.

A warlord in Russia, but now surround by dead kids solely our own fault

How are our kids today going to grow out of this?
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:09 AM (10 replies)

Too much Trump, but I suppose that's simply a sign of the...

times when nothing else so simplistic is going on.

But, with all the end times talk, it's forgotten that in human affairs we generally bounce from side to side. Remember that much of the background theory of our democracy came from not only Greece and Rome, but French thought. Curiously, shortly after our Constitution, came the French Revolution and then Napolean.

Throughout history there has always been the conflict between holders of power. Wars make it obvious, but the Reagan types hide it well. Find a gut fear in the population and keep pulling on the scar until they forget the real cause of their fear. And the work involved facing it.

They keep talking about Soros while they ignore Koch's and Mercers. We have to understand that we will always have Soros and they will always have Mercer. What must be done us let the sunshine in so we can see where we have to choose. And then learn how to choose correctly
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Apr 7, 2023, 06:41 AM (1 replies)
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