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Terry Pratchett, R.I.P.

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The author was famous for his colorful and satirical Discworld series,  died in 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.   Sir Terry wanted  “whatever he was working on at the time of his death to be taken out along with his computers,  to be put in the middle of a road and for a steamroller to steamroll over them all”.

Fellow fantasy author Neil Gaiman,  Pratchett’s close friend and collaborator,  recently undertook the execution of this request,  and has posted  the results  of the steamroller’s passage.

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August 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Disunity pays…

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Lefties love money,  they just never want to spend any of theirs,  and they want to use government and deception to rob you of all of yours.  The latest example is Linda  Sarsour requesting  donations for the Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund,  which will channel your gift o the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund,  a  nonprofit that  advances racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing.

I’ve already made a donation to the Salvation Army   —  I know where that money is going,  and it will help those in Texas who need it,  not enrich some far left progressives trying to destroy my country.   Make sure you know where your donation is going!

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August 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

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And why…

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…would anyone who thinks our nation is in moral  trouble select  Al Sharpton to lead a march  entitled  “One Thousand Ministers March for Justice” ?

They wouldn’t,  of course,  but I am amazed that the tax cheat,  crook and race-baiter had some 3,000 ministers register to march with him,  even by piggybacking onto the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech.  That tells me that the clergy in America is in a lot of trouble….If you read the excerpts from Sharpton’s remarks,  you’ll agree.   In the meantime,  the rest of us need no lectures on morality from the likes of Sharpton.

 

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August 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

CREW lies again…

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That’s Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington ,  in case you didn’t know that CREW,  like so many lefty groups,  is laughably misnamed.  The bunch filed a FOIA request for all of Steve Mnuchin’s travel records,  alleging that the Treasury Secretary and his wife planned their usage of  a government  plane around last week’s eclipse to get a better view from the sky.   Like most of CREW’s claims,  it wasn’t true, but the couple did view the eclipse from the roof at Fort Knox.

 

 

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August 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Unicorn Ferrari…

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Ferrari made only one alloy-bodied road-going 365 GTB/4 Daytona,  built in 1969,  but no one has seen it since it was shipped to Japan in 1971.   Indeed,  many Ferrari  lovers doubted it had ever actually existed,  hence it became a unicorn.

Now we know the unique vehicle has  sat in a barn  for over 40 years, and it certainly looks like it,  but someone with enough money to buy it at the upcoming auction will be able to afford the staggering expense of having it  restored properly.

 

 

 

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August 27, 2017 at 11:09 am

Easy to fool…

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If you tell us that a bottle of decent quality wine costs more than it really does,  we think it tastes better.  You can’t use that trick with truly cheap wine,  so we aren’t total idiots,  but I’ve seen it work often enough with all sorts of foodstuffs,  cars,  cosmetics to know it’s  a real  thing.    If you’ve ever shopped at Whole Foods you have seen something similar,  because you know they are charging you through the nose for cutting up your fruit,. leading to the nickname “Whole Paycheck”..

Many years ago I found several inexpensive wines that I truly enjoyed, and I have pretty much stuck with them.   They run between 9 and 14 dollars a bottle,  so I can enjoy the occasional libation without breaking the bank.  That leaves me enough money to splurge on a good single-malt Scotch when that’s what I want.

Just be aware of the many marketing weapons available to be employed against you and make sure your common sense and reason are fully engaged no matter what you are shopping for.

Since we began with wine, let’s finish with it,  because man has been making it  for thousands  of years,  along with a lot of other foods.

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August 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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Ghe Sparemo…

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Shout “Allahu Akbar” in Venice and  get shot  per the Mayor’s orders.  It’s not politically correct,  but I applaud his bold efforts to take care of the citizens of this watery city and its many visitors.

 

 

 

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August 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm

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