Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

New York Times Opinion: It’s Quitting Season

Excellent video opinion piece by Lindsay Crouse and Kirby Ferguson (of Everything is a Remix fame). Winners never quit, and quitters never win. We Americans are told some version of this again and again. Our country wasn’t built on quitters. As Bible-loving Americans, we were taught that perserverance is virtuous, and this message finds us […]

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Oh God Damn It!

It’s International Blasphemy Day! I make jokes and all, but Blasphemy Day is is actually a very serious day, which: educates individuals and groups about blasphemy laws and defends freedom of expression, especially the open criticism of religion which is criminalized in many countries. Exercise your rights people, lest they wither away.

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2021)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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Oh My Fucking God, Get The Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks

Wendy Molyneux, writing at McSweeney’s: Hi, if you are reading this essay then congratulations, you are still alive. And if you are alive, then you have either gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, or you still have the opportunity to get the vaccine against COVID-19. And holy fuck, if you aren’t fucking vaccinated against COVID-19, then you […]

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Tennessee #1 for new COVID-19 cases by population, CDC says

Josh Breslow, writing at WKRN.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee has the highest number of new COVID-19 cases by population of any state in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s coronavirus website shows Tennessee with a high level of transmission of the virus, and a seven-day […]

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Nailed it

From r/libertarianmeme, posted by u/SuperHeroBrother:

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Tennessee underreported COVID-19 hospitalizations

Brett Kelman writing for The Tennessean: The coronavirus hospitalized about 5,100 more Tennesseans than previously reported over the past 14 months — an increase of more than 20% over prior totals — according to newly backfilled data from the state department of health. Hospitalizations were underreported by anywhere from one patient to dozens on nearly […]

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There aren’t enough hours in the day

There aren’t enough hours in the day or judges on the bench to try all the cases brought against these men. The game has been rigged and the courts see it through. The trial is their right. But to bury you beneath the prison for forcin’ the judge and the DA to do their jobs […]

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The GOP pushed Benghazi probes for years. It’s already done with Jan. 6.

Aaron Blake at The Washington Post: Republicans spent years pushing for investigation after investigation of the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. But when it comes to the Jan. 6 insurrection, they’re already very much over it. A new poll from Quinnipiac University is the latest to show Republicans don’t really want any type of investigation of […]

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R.I.P. Dusty Hill

Billboard: ZZ Top’s longtime bassist Dusty Hill has died, the band announced in a statement shared with Billboard on Wednesday (July 28). He was 72. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” the group shared. “We, along with legions of […]

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