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Mon May 18, 2015 at 06:33 PM PDT

Future Twin Peaks Shootouts

by dfwlibrarian

Ah Texas! This weekend 9 people were killed when the real life Sons of Anarchy decided that Twin Peaks restaurant needed a real live shootout producing real DEAD bodies. But what will happen on that future date certain when all sorts of people will be able to openly sling guns? The bill to allow open carry of handguns is working its way through the Texas legislature right now.

Open carry activists say shoot outs will be rare to nonexistent because guns on hips will make us all more civil. And if trouble erupts all these good guys with guns (and of course no bad guys will be wearing guns right?) will "handle-up" on the problem. How all the good guys with guns will know who exactly the bad guys with guns are, no one knows, they just will. You see?

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I spend a lot of time on twitter's C-SPAN Washington Journal feed. There I joust with Conservatives and Libertarians over the understanding of what reality is and what a fact in proper context is. Sometimes the Cons and I actually discuss current events  if and when we can conjoin universes.

When the subject is health care I constantly run into the meme, more implied than argued outright, that there is NO healthcare rationing in the good ole USA.

Follow me below the Orange Integral Sign Lovers where I call bullshit on the no rationing meme with a personal experience & unintentionally unearth tragedy.

   

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Wed May 15, 2013 at 03:54 PM PDT

Mr Holder has to go

by dfwlibrarian

I hated it when Attorney General Holder was held in contempt by a contemptuous congressional majority.

I do not like that Mr Holder must now resign. He is personable, principled and diligent unlike Gonzalez or Ashcroft. He has restored the morale and the reputation of the Justice department. That is, it seemed Justice was getting its "rep" back, before the Associated Press was placed under subpoena.

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Yes, Antonin Scalia is bored to hell with being an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Hence the trollish dicta (hat-tip: Rachel Maddow) ejected from his pie hole during oral arguments these days. Having failed to become Chief Justice he now wants to out-Rush Rush Limbaugh.

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:47 PM PST

No Particular Place to Go

by dfwlibrarian

So Senator Mike Crapo R-ID was sitting around having a few and then perhaps a few more so that when he decided he needed to drive around Alexandria Virginia, a Washington D.C. suburb, he had a blood-alcohol level high enough not to be able to jump the orange thingee below.

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Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM PST

The Gun Addled Mind

by dfwlibrarian

Here is what we are up against folks.

This statement proceeds from a fantasy-prone mind. I had originally said a sick mind. But John in North Carolina is not mentally ill. I call his condition the gun-addled mind. For this man the solution to gun violence is more guns. Back at the time of the Aurora CO massacre when I was still actively debate tweeting I read a lot of similar nonsense.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:00 AM PST

Don't Buy Books From Crooks

by dfwlibrarian

Those of a certain age will remember the campaign to disuade people from purchasing the books of disgraced President Richard M Nixon. Their tag line was "Don't buy books from crooks." They felt Mr Nixon's conduct in office was so egregious that his post resignation efforts to make money from book writing should be spurned. As a librarian I'm opposed to censorship which is why I'm relieved that this diary is not about Mr Nixon, his book writing and those who didn't buy them (I was one). Follow me below the squiggle for the clue in.

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 11:34 AM PST

I Just Quit Twitter

by dfwlibrarian

I just quit using the micro-blogging application known as twitter. I was an early adopter of twitter but did not get it at first. The notion of "following" someone seemed decidedly odd to me. Was a follow tantamount to stalking them? And besides the very concept of following someone seemed weak somehow. I wanted to make my own way in the world. Neither did I want anyone following me. Though now I'd like you to follow me below the fancy quasi-infinity squiggle.

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 02:20 PM PST

Turn Signals

by dfwlibrarian

Have you noticed that a whole lot of people expect the world to end soon? I am not one of them but I am fascinated by them.

There was the young woman barrista in the coffee shop I frequent who had been destined for law school but instead went to Oregon to make a living raising and sheering sheep. Her reasoning was that since our consensus reality was soon to collapse, primitives would need wool not lawyers. Why do we need so many lawyers? But that's another diary.

Follow me below as we pursue the mystery of world enders and turn signals

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