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).

NASCAR bans Confederate Flag at all Races & Events

Ahead of its Cup Series race Wednesday night in Martinsville, Virginia, NASCAR said it is banning the flying of Confederate flags at its races and other events. Holy fucking shit — this is great news!

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Police

If police are trying to convince the public they’re not guilty of displaying excessive force, it’s probably not a good idea to repeated display excessive force on national television. — John Oliver, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7E14, 7 June 2020. Perhaps the most important episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver I’ve […]

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There is no such thing as rock bottom for Trump. Assume the worst is yet to come.

George F. Will, in his regular column1 at The Washington Post: Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers. I hate when people use the word “real” to bolster, or, far more often, to discredit, e.g., “She’s not a real Christian,” or “He’s not a real Conservative.” Well, in this day and age when […]

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This is a Moment When Many People May Want Nothing More Than a Return to Normalcy

Tim Cook, in a memo to Apple employees in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, 25 May 2020, which understandably sparked demonstrations, some of which turned violent, across the nation: Team, Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation […]

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George Carlin’s Birthday

George Carlin was born on this day in 1937. He is sorely missed. Carlin on religion: Because folks, I gotta tell ya, when it comes to bullshit, truly major-league bullshit, you have to stand back in awe — in awe of the all time heavyweight champion of false promises and exaggerated claims — religion — […]

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Remember when?

Oh how I long for the days when the so-called Conservatives were giving then-President Obama unmitigated hell over his handling, or supposed mishandling, of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. You remember that? Those were the days! There were 11 total cases in the United States — ELEVEN — and 2 deaths. Yeah, those were the days. […]

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Happy Cinco de Cuatro

Happy Cinco de Cuatro everyone! Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Thursday 30th of April 2020

“Covid-19 coronavirus is still new to humans, so we don’t have as much immune protection built up against it — so the virus seems able to overcome summer-like weather and still cause big outbreaks.” –> Why summer likely won’t save us from the coronavirus Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Happy Esther

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There’s No Hemming Johnny Cash into Any One Category

I’m finally getting around to watching Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, and came across this absolute gem at the end of episode 5: That Spring [of 1968], Columbia released the Folsom Prison album to rave reviews. Commentators from every style of music now saw in him something they all could agree upon. “Talk […]

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