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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good gaaaaaaaah!ravy…it’s Monday.

*CLONK*

“Ow…quit it!”

I got nothin’ else, because Monday morning; BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning and happy Monday! Soggy and wet out here with more rain on the way. That should make Fatwa happy, and speaking of Fatwa, hi!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

…and speaking of Fatwa, hi!

Nah…I haven’t done a “wake and bake” in decades. 😉

Oh, hai, Sven!

Glad for the rain because a) it’s badly needed, and b) increased potential for feelthy lucre.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Yet another argument for stripping all public officials -- from POTUS to dogcatcher -- of immunity:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former day care owners who spent 21 years in prison before being freed amid questions over their convictions for child abuse involving satanic rituals are struggling to convince prosecutors that they should be fully exonerated.
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Dan and Fran Keller, who divorced in prison, were freed on bond last year when the only physical evidence against them was found to be a mistake. They had been convicted in 1992 after therapists testified that they helped three children recover memories of satanic rituals and sexual abuse at an Austin preschool the Kellers operated.

Prosecutors say to overcome a jury finding of guilt, the courts require new evidence that unquestionably establishes innocence — something like an ironclad alibi or DNA proof.
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“Our responsibility is to make sure the law is properly applied, and, under the applicable standards, we are not satisfied that they have established actual innocence under the law,” Travis County Assistant District Attorney Scott Taliaferro said.

Read the whole depressing story.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning Fatwa and Sven!

I was on the phone with a friend, last night, as he waited for his connecting flight to Sioux Falls, SD. We talked about inept management, sclerotic systems, and government impediments to new business. He moved to SD (today’s high -11°F with a -28°F wind chill) when he couldn’t find work in Utah (where his family still lives). His employer laid off everyone aged 50 and above then hired new college grads. He’d like to start a small precision-machining company where his wife and kids live (his youngest is autistic) but is struggling with start-up costs, local ordinances, and bureaucratic stone-walling. It’s sad when the entrepreneurial spirit is crushed by those who should be supporting it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Very sorry to read about your friend’s hard times, Paddy.

Correct me if I’m mistaken but, per our Founders, the main job of the gummint is to protect individual liberties; aside from that, it ought to just GTFO of the way. (Something neither major party has actually done for a very long time…which is why I see no significant difference between ’em.)

Also, brrrrrrrrr!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

So Obama makes another pivot; this time to …race relations. What an a**hole. Facts be damned as far as Ferguson goes.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

It’s funny that Obama is concerned about that deep mistrust that some communities have concerning the police and authority. My mind must be playing tricks on me cuz I don’t recall him being all that concerned when millions of Americans in the form of Conservatives and the Tea Party expressed similar mistrust. I’m sure he must have reached out to us back then. With a meeting. And a committee. And executive orders.

The lesson for Americans is that this administration won’t take you seriously unless you riot, assault, loot, and burn. Peaceful protests and letters to your Representative just don’t cut it.