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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Happy Friday, GN!

Our internetz went out for the third time in as many days last night. When it carped its bed early Wednesday evening, we’d just had a brief brownout and I heard what was likely a smallish transformer ‘sploding a couple of blocks away. (No problems with the electricity ‘tho.)

Charter Communications claimed that last night’s outage was due to “maintenance”; hope it was done properly.

It was the Tiger tank school of design.

I’m familiar with that, Mac. 😉

Among many items I schlepped down here after cleaning out Mom’s apartment is a coffee table Dad built nearly 50 years ago from stuff he had on hand.

It’s basically a box that’s about 2’x2’x4′ which is framed with 2″x4″s, skinned with 3/4″ plywood, faced with some teak floor tiles he’d scrounged and has brass corner pieces.

Still looks really good and could be used as a very small bomb shelter; he generally “built for the ages”.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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For the past few years, Ohio has been attempting to cobble together a medical marijuana law which has been a complete clown show (including attempts to award licenses to political cronies of those on both sides of the aisle).

The latest wrinkle? Lawyers can’t help set up new medical marijuana businesses, Ohio Supreme Court board says.

COLUMBUS, OHIO—Lawyers cannot provide legal services to establish, operate, or help someone do business with a medical marijuana business in Ohio, even though the state is about to legalize its use, according to an Ohio Supreme Court board.

That’s because marijuana is still banned under federal law, according to an advisory opinion released last week by the Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct.

The board also asserted that any lawyer who uses medical marijuana personally or owns or is employed by a dispensary may face possible federal prosecution, and such activity “may adversely reflect on a lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, and overall fitness to practice law.”

That’s funny…the state rarely does anything about scumbag lawyers and prosecutors. (With which OH is “blessed” in abundance.) But in this instance, it’s all super-touchy because it’s about the devil weed. A substance so pernicious that it is alleged to cause the white wimmens to get randy for Negroes, Mexicans, Filipinos, entertainers and -- *gasp* -- jazz musicians!!1!

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Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Good morning GN!

From 10 years back and in keeping with Mac’s thread pic:

Yes, I simply must remember the mantra and align my che

I will trust teh cycle
Teh vodka is part of teh cycle
Vodka-Thirty is on Thursday night
I will trust teh cycle

I will have no fear, fear is the mind killer

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
Editor

Hai, Sven!

Mac’s thread pic also caused me to imagine a sand worm swallowing the entire Capitol during a State of the Union address. 👿

Off to various odious tasks; sure glad it’s teh end of the week.

X_LA_Native
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4 years ago

Good morning EveryGerbillyBody! I hope this post finds everyone well.

It’s been an exciting week, work-wise. Seems the Director of my leetle business unit (and Accidental Texan who moved north of us from CA) propogated a nice little virus that took out the ENTIRE editorial dept. for a day and a half.

Forty-five people who could NOT do anything from 1pm Monday until around 10am Wednesday. BeeYUtiful!

We’re supposed to cobble together our electronic products today, and since said Director made no backups of his share of the production work, (and that machine is quarantined now), I think we’ll miss our deadline.

Other than that… get this!
We’ve got an honest-to-G-d Ashram going in across the street from the Fire Dept. Surprising to say the least, as I didn’t know that property was for sale, nevermind bought and now being converted.

I’m not the only outider anymore!!!! The leader of the Ashram has already joined the VFD, so it’s apparent they want to be part of the community. And Mr. X is doing some of the renovation work, too.

::fingers crossed:: that we get the rain that’s forecasted -- as usual, in the middle of August, we need it.

Needless to say, I’m relieved it’s finally Friday.
*mwah* y’all!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, TeX!!!!!, Fatwa, and Sven!

TeX -- teh yay for diversity!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Tex!!!1! and Paddy!

TeX!!!1! --

1) Hope you get your rain.
2) Teh yay! for the Ashram; hope they turn out to be nice folks.
3) Teh boo and hiss! for Mr. A. Texan loosing a virus on you and for not backing carp up. (It’s 2016; there’s no excuse.)

Paddy --

Hope you feel better today.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Go, city of my birth, go!

Chicago’s on track to hit 100 shootings this week.

Nearly 100 people have been shot in Chicago in less than a week, pushing the number of shooting victims so far this year to more than 2,500 — about 800 more than this time last year, according to data kept by the Tribune.

Between last Friday afternoon and early Thursday, at least 99 people were shot in the city, 24 of them fatally. At least nine people were killed on Monday alone, the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, according to Tribune data. Among the wounded that day was a 10-year-old boy shot in the back as he played on his front porch in Lawndale.

The number of shooting victims in Chicago stood at 2,514 Thursday morning. At this time last year, 1,725 people had been shot. The city has not seen this level of gun violence since the 1990s, a trend the Police Department has blamed on lax gun laws and feuding gang factions.

It’s also sad to see so much of this spreading to the areas where Mom’s family grew up and lived. Thanks, Section 8!!

Too bad BLM doesn’t give a ‘hood rat’s ass about this.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Too bad BLM doesn’t give a ‘hood rat’s ass about this.

Of course they don’t. The Bureau of Land Management is only interested in shooting ranchers.

What?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Urban sharecroppers?

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WTF is up with people getting charged with “manufacturing marijuana”? Growing, harvesting, drying and trimming a damned plant is a little different than making meth…but I guess calling it manufacturing makes it sound lots more scary and sinister.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Good stuff on the Thursday thread--always amazed by the things you guys have done.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Don’t hate me, but I had to look up “Ashram”. Good to see you here Tex.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

And where’s Rabbit?

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Been busy and offline, but sad news from Wednesday:

Mike Vanderboegh, husband, father of three, and founder of the III% movement passed peacefully in his beloved Alabama home today.

In life, he fought tirelessly to restore the liberties that we had taken for granted. Because of his leadership and the movement that he created, we take them for granted no more. He was able to awaken minds to the possibility that a determined minority of free people could accomplish anything; so long as they did it together. They did not need a leader. They needed a cause and a banner from which to advance the cause of freedom. The III percent is that cause.

Mike continued to give everything after so much had been taken away by the illness. Through his struggle he became a symbol of what can be accomplished if we only have the indomitable will to make it happen. Through his words he was able to breathe life into the sails of a resurging Patriot movement. His work may be done, but for those that remain, it is just beginning,

A Patriot died today. But his work will live on in the everyday push for freedom. His was a voice that was made silent, but his work will continue to echo so long as free men and women have the means to resist The future doesn’t belong to the craven; it belongs to the brave.

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-patriot-has-passed-on-today.html