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If this, then that….

on February 27th, 2009 by mark

I’ve been working at avoiding politics because I think it’s getting toxic. I really do. I think I’ve gotten to the point where, as much as the President offered the rhetoric of “hope,” I’ve become more hopeless. He turned hard left and has essentially given the GOP a gift–but screwed everyone else. Because now, the […]

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Tomatoes and Dogs

on February 24th, 2009 by mark

Sigh. A long day, gentles–a couple of deadlines to finish and I got to do some photography today of a hothouse/greenhouse that grows tomatoes… Pretty cool, eh? This place is here locally and produces 280,000 vines per 20 acre greenhouse and is nearly 100 percent sustainable. No ag. run off, no pesticides, herbicides–and really, the […]

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Returning to Principles

on February 23rd, 2009 by mark

The Republicans are looking for suggestions about how to re-organize. They’re asking Republicans to tell them via this form which I offer here. You can put your suggestions here directly and hit send. They’ll get them. I ask you to be courteous, polite and honest. For my part, I wrote simply that Republicans—and for that […]

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Phoenix

on February 21st, 2009 by mark

From Phoenix-I am here overnight to have a little Storer family get together. Drove over Friday afternoon and evening and got here about 9:30 AZ time. The drive took longer than it needed to or I wanted. Traffic on the 10 in San Bernardino. I’ll be here through this afternoon then turn around and head […]

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Raining and Pouring

on February 18th, 2009 by mark

My work has been cut out for me, gentles, and I am on three different deadlines–thus the silence from the blog. Apologies. Oh–and I teach, too. Oh, and Sue got the flu and strep throat from Peanut and me and hers has morphed into a weird sinus infection thingy, so she has not been at […]

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What I feared.

on February 16th, 2009 by mark

So, London bans Geert Wilders from coming to the city ostensibly because of their fear that he will incite “unrest” from the whacko Muslim population that lives there. As the article above points out, it’s not enough that London is now a home-grown haven for Islamic terrorism–they now have to protect their whacko Muslims from […]

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I'm inclined to agree…

on February 11th, 2009 by mark

With Kathleen Parker. She wrote this piece and I think she’s right. I’m the guy on the right who said, “OK-he’s our President, let’s give the man a chance.” And while a couple of weeks may or may not be a chance, so far, as Parker, says, it looks like amateur hour at the White […]

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Cover me. I'm goin' in.

on February 10th, 2009 by mark

I have written previously about the downstairs privvy and won’t bore you again, gentles. But, as I am awash in the continued glow of the illness that’s swept the house this week, I shall now tell the tale of the upstairs privvy–and with it, the sordid mess that has been the last two homes I […]

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Barbarians at the Gate

on February 9th, 2009 by mark

Whew! What a couple of days. I just read the two posts. Incoherent as they could be in a strangely uniform way. I was similarly bad on both days. Now that’s something to be proud of. Poor Peanut got the brunt of it, now. She’s got either strep throat or tonsilitis. Her fever was 101 […]

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Yet another short post.

on February 8th, 2009 by mark

It appears as though the fever has hit the road, thank God. I don’t do fevers well, did I mention that? Actually, I don’t do sick well. I’m a big baby. But the combination of untenable bodyaches, headaches, joint pain, restlessness, sweats–and then the uncontrollable bouts of coughing and the nose-blowing that goes on endlessly…well, […]

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