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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’morning, Wheelizens!

A dog butt in the face is quite the reality check.

Sorry to read that Sven and Paddy are (quite sensibly, IMO) making plans to retire outside of CA. It’s a real shame the state where I made my home for decades is so rapidly going to shit; same with my birth city.

(Since Cleveland went to shit in many regards before we moved there in ’63, it hasn’t fallen as far, but I still hate seeing it.)

Hope things in Richmond, VA are peaceful today but doubt that’s going to be the case. Why won’t Americans just politely accede to having their natural rights taken from them?? In all of human history, that sort of thing has never gone badly.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Sadly, the SoCal area has gone to shit -- there’s no way to sugarcoat it. I have maybe 15 more years left in my life and as much as I would like to want to stay here, I just can’t twist my mind around it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I understand. In the places we’ve looked at, we could sell our home, pay off our mortgage, pay cash for a nice place, and have a little bit left over.

We could also rent out our current home for more than our mortgage payment and pay about the same for a place elsewhere. I think a lot will depend on where Teh Older and Teh Younger end up.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Good morning GN -- hello, Fatwa!

Ditto on the protests in Richmond today.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Prayers for peaceful and uneventful protests.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Re retirement: I seem to remember that a lot of Gerbils went to Texas. I will say, as per my last entry, It might be nice to have some of you closer to us, so we could conceivably visit. Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff are all areas that surround us. Real Estate is pretty expensive around Sedona because of the touristy nature of the place. When our Dad passed, we moved here because he left us a house. Although we did go back and forth to Portland for a while--almost a year. Anyway… just sayin.

Honestly, if it doesn’t matter that much if you live in a city, then you can really get something out in the middle of nowhere, for a tiny fraction of what you’ll sell your California homes for.

Same thing is true of us. If we went up north, into the pines and out far enough from the city (of Flagstaff) we could probably buy a place outright and have 3/4 of our house money left over to invest.

Even if you still work, nowadays, you can manage a remote career much more easily.

I dunno what I’m sayin’ I’m just letting my mouth run — err… fingers.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago
Reply to  dv8

Keeping all those vortexes running might be the reason for the high Sedona property prices, Dv8.

I’m thinking that this year we’ll look at Prescott and Texas -- who knows, we might be neighbors!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy dog-butt Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and dv8!

No updates yet on the Richmond rally, but from the tone of the reporting, it seems that the Left is breathlessly waiting for violence to break out. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve brought in groups to make sure something bad happens.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

It appears that Lobby Day in Richmond went off without any violence. I wonder how the Left will spin it?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

America dodged a bullet today.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thank yew, thank yew! He’ll be here all week! Don’t forget to try your waitress and tip your veal!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

And what has been going on the last couple of days to our neighbors right south of us?

Hitmen kill a 5-year-old boy and his 18-year-old sister in Huimanguillo, Tabasco

Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero: All 10 Musicians From Sensación Musical Were Set Ablaze

Madera, Chihuahua: Burning Houses, Executions and Kidnappings:
An armed criminal cell burns 22 houses and 7 vehicles in Madera, Chihuahua

Of course though none of those types of people would cross the border illegally.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

The solution is obvious: open the borders to allow all peoples to escape oppression of any kind -- including the oppression of a rival cartel.