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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

On Getting Rid of the Dane

Many centuries ago, when my British ancestors were facing regular and bloody incursions by Vikings looking for bloody fun, non-consentual sex and profit (sometimes expressed as rape and pillage), some Vikings offered to leave particular villages or areas alone for that particular raiding season – for a price. This price came to be known as Dane-geld, or I suppose it could be expressed alternatively as pillage without the rape.

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Still here just lurking…

Still here, just lurking,…mostly not being terribly amused by the pathetic writhings of our dysfunctional and unconstitutional governments. That’s right, governments. The plural. From local, to State, to (most especially) the Feds….Utterly disgusted with the lot seems to be the foremost of my (printable) reactions.

The only thing that is just as disconnected from reality as the herd of flatulent cattle that purport to lead the country is the new herd that wants to replace them.

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The lighter side

The Oxford English Dictionary has promised to react faster to changes in definitions, almost as quickly as the stock market changes. Here are some new definitions for older otherwise-familiar words:

CEO –Chief Embezzlement Officer.

CFO– Corporate Fraud Officer.

BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to
mistake himself for a financial genius.

BEAR MARKET — A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no
allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.

VALUE INVESTING — The art of buying low and selling lower.

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Palin, unlike Flick, is anything but funny

We’re liberals.

We like to laugh.

So when the Republicans nominate a Dan Quayle, a George W. Bush or a Sarah Palin, we make jokes, convinced that America will see the innate humor in the nomination of someone who is blatantly unqualified for office.

The problem is, the right wing isn’t laughing.

I’ve heard Palin called Tracy Flick, Bible Spice, or my personal favorite, Caribou Barbie.

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2008 Presidential Election: I will vote for John McCain if…

FACT: The majority of Texans will vote McCain and Palin come Election Day.

Look, I know I’m not part of the majority here in Texas who plan to vote for Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin.

But I am willing to work in the best interests of the American community and would consider voting for McCain if:

o McCain drops Palin like a hot potato for another running mate
o Americans recognize that the last person we need as VP is a “Joe 6-pack hockey mom”
o We see that a person who lives her life in Wasilly, Alaska can not and does not speak for most Americans

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Before tonite’s debate, let’s think about economics.

I’m not sure if Obama can get the focus of tonite’s debate on economic policy, given McCain’s intent to keep up an attack on the Democrat’s personality and character, but it is certainly the issue that ought to be discussed. I say that as I contemplate the almost $13,000 my retirement fund went down last quarter (I’m trying to get it moved to insured savings today) and figure I’m only one of millions of Americans who are realizing the mess we’re in.

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A Barbie Doll with a gun in its hands

Palin thought the Vice President debate was a popularity contest, and at that she won big, because Biden was debating who should be the next President. Most people who disagree with her hate her less, and she has created a new image of what it means to be an American woman, a Barbie Doll with a Gun in her hand. The 60’s asserted that men could be tender and cry just like a woman, and now ultraconservatives hope the 60’s are finally over.

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McCain still dogged by Keating scandal

Nearly two decades later, John McCain is still haunted by his role in the Keating Five scandal.

His role in the 1980s banking scandal is featured in a new Barack Obama attack video. McCain’s presidential campaign quickly moved to limit any damage.

The Republican senator’s lawyer in the case, John Dowd, told reporters in a conference call Monday that McCain had been the victim of "a political smear job" by Senate Democrats.

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McCain linked to Iran-Contra group

GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.

McCain’s ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.

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