Archive for April 5th, 2016

Personally, Me

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Some people have asked me to say more about my life.  That would be boring.  Basically, I’m a recluse and the most interesting things about me are my opinions (to which you’re entitled.)

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This is where I write my blog. In the winter, I keep the full-spectrum light on so much I even get a little tan from it. My chair is facing a television screen across the room.  Tuesday the Cat refused to sit on the table as I shot this – bitch.

On a beautiful night, I can go around the desk and walk onto the terrace.  On a really beautiful evening, I have a view like this:

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I’m thankful for a very wonderful life.  That’s enough.  The end.

(Is that enough, Russia?)

There’s No Easter Bunny, No Santa Claus …

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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… and Sorry trumpets, There’s Not Going To Be A Magic Wall

Here are some reality checks you choose to ignore:

* The government doesn’t own all of the 2,500 MILES of land which borders the border. Any massive construction site is going to take HUGE amounts of material, thousands of pieces of construction equipment, and tens of thousands of workers all of whom will be either highly-paid US union-labor workers or illegal aliens. 

* The first thing they’ll have to construct is thousands of miles of access roads across private property. The land owners may generously allow the government free land-use rights (Right.) demand outrageous permission fees, or challenge eminent domain cases in court for the next 100-years.

* Of course there are countless zoning laws, extensive building permits, environmental considerations, different state laws, and thousands of ranchers whose livestock might not appreciate the cacophony of industrial progress.

* No large goverment-sponsored construction project has ever lacked planned delays, union trouble, kickbacks, or bribes.  It’s estimated that these shenanigans add 25-50% to the final cost. (And that’s if the Mob is in a good mood.)

* Who exactly is going to monitor and guard 2,500 MILES of the magic wall?

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* One thing about walls – you can go over them, around them, or under them (hello, el Chapo!)  The only way the wall would stop the major flow of drugs is if  drug lords looked at it and then dropped dead laughing.

* There are government feasibility studies on expanding the miles of walls that now exist on the Southwest border.

Conclusions: too costly and ineffective – except in the minds of trumpets (Naw – I put that last one in.  I would also add ‘stupid.’)

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“When we left DC, we were nearly broke..”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Clinton’s $300,000 speeches: http://www.businessinsider.com/

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Hilly-On-The-Issues Chairs

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Flip-Flop Chairs: https://www.google.com/

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Auditioning For Road Rage At The DMV

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) Horror Stories: https://www.google.com/

Readers In Other Countries:  This is not a typical, American incident.  The woman did not have a gun.

‘Welcome To Leith’ (2015)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Craig Cobb: https://www.google.com/

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White Supremacist Websites:  https://www.google.com/