Yayyy, air conditioning, heat, electricity, industry, transportation, etc!

Making huge swaths of the Earth civilizable since men dug coal.
Of course, Nature still has her keep-out zones, cheap energy or no.


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In Chicago, everyone hauls stones for Obama’s pyramid scheme…

…one way or another

“Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other ….”
– Francisco’s ‘Money Speech’ from Atlas Shrugged

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Note: just in case you were wondering about the new graphics schtick (masking tape, casual tilt, shadow), it’s just a little fun — you know, my self-entertainment mission here.
Tryin’ to make this stuff look mounted on a fridge door or in a scrapbook or some such. It’s also a visual cue that ties the various template formats together.
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FBI, the new Starbucks

Training
How do you train the corrupt not to be corrupt?
Firing followed by heads on pikes works better.

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What does the cox say?

Stroke Stroke Stroke…

Giving or returning a military salute is not a bow,
it is a traditional gesture of mutual respect

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What did Kim get in the Singapore summit?

Face™


40-min of photo-op prop

In what must have been a deeply humiliating act on the part of a DPRK dictator, Kim boarded a chartered foreign jet to meet with the great number-one enemy of everything NorK since 1950. Trump wisely allowed Kim his dignity and his need for the imagery of leadership — Face™.

Make no mistake, this move was history-making on Kim’s part; and he wouldn’t have done it if he hadn’t intended to pursue a new course,
whatever that may turn out to be and for whatever reason (I won’t speculate on either, here).

This new propaganda video crosses the red line of isolationism. Juche is dead as they knew it.

One should probably expect some interesting new propaganda in the near future; you know, fewer rockets and artillery, more food and Levis.
Maybe even a new narration style without all the caffeine.

(see also: Gorbachev)

The jackass is strong in this one


(What? Uhm, dunno. Prob’ly not much past ‘er thighs.)
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(What? *heh* Yeah, and when ‘er mom reminded ‘er to wear her galoshes.)

takes more’n a pretty wife and daughter

You’re gonna need some better writers.


(What? Yeah, good point. They did laugh at Trump, too.)
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All the signs pointed that way

The history of making failed predictions about an unpredictable future never surprises me.
Reckon most folks would say that “it never ceases to surprise/amaze” them;
but the one thing that is predictable in this world is the fallibility of predictions.
Wouldn’t be surprised if that prediction turned out to be wrong, too.

Oh, now who didn’t see that comin’?

nobility vs no ‘bility

It could happen
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Just one word… real estate

Stroking an egomaniac’s ego in search of the deal.
(What? Yeah, his too.)


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☟ My favorite clips from the video ☟ »



Sure, there are more.

31 years ago today

off the reservation

Very interesting interview
“Obama wouldn’t give me the time of day.” — Rodman

Nope, no bows. That’s good. Respectful decorum expected and given.
Erect posture, no reaching, firm wrist, firm grip, businesslike expression, direct eye contact.
Yeah, that’s the way to do it.
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Hey, if the powers that be don’t wanna give it to Trump,
give it to Rodman