"A few bad apples" is a really tired phrase.

You see it here from 1956, describing a 1940s police department.

From: "The man behind the badge"
by Reidling, Jim Wiley

(via )


I'm doing the Lord's work

Found unbleached bread, whole wheat, and spelt flour.

And whole-grain einkorn, farro, and groats.

There will be baking.

The American Right Wing

A report to the Fund for the Republic, Inc.
by Ralph Eugene Ellsworth & Sarah M. Harris, 1960.

For those interested in the backstory and the long con^Wview.

A surprising number of familiar names and themes.


The concept of money

Is a ruler a source of length?
Is a graduated cylinder a source of volume?
Is a clock a source of time?
Is a thermometer a source of heat?

Units of measure are not the thing measured.

"Apple" is not an apple.

Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

Money isn't "value", and it's not exactly a MEASURE of value, it's a UNIT OF ACCOUNT, subtly different. Socially recognised, often though not always legally binding.


Hidden Rules Among Classes

Attitudes of poverty, middle, & wealthy classes to money, personality, social, food, and other factors.

From “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.



Where the crows are confused, neglected, aggressive, off-by-one, and have ALL THE TOILET PAPERZ!


Get Over It

Politics is the art of the possible.

Compromise, even if bitter, is necessary.

The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Progress is incremental, and not continuous.

'Divide and conquor" is the oldest strategy in the book. Because it fucking works. Don’t be a divider.

And whilst I really wish this message weren’t necessaty, it apparently is.

When the good-news scenario "if we do everything right" is "only" 200,000 dead, rather than 2.2 million, nearly double all US war dead ever....


It may well be that Italy’s not worse. It’s simply early.

The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.


[I]t is Trump who did not push for adequate testing, not Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar. Here is the whole quote for context.



"...the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential reelection this fall...."


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