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After he announced his plan for a yuge hundredth day rally, someone said, "But, sir, nobody's going to show up this time." And he tossed off something about this being silly, no measurement of presidential achievement, and it made too many people snicker. So another vivid thing is necessary.


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i want to say i don't get it


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But I do. Too many business people go out of business before they try raising their prices to astronomical sums. It, of course, matters where you do this, though less so now with online sales, but it has an amazingly high success rate.

I always like to cite the time a developer built a bunch of houses on some land jutting into the bay across from Sausalito. He marked up for the usual profit margin once they were built, but they were not selling. Right before he went bankrupt, he hiked the prices up ten times higher. All the houses sold for the new price lightning fast.

To Saudis.

But it works on yuppies too. It has worked on snobs throughout all history.


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but it's raining


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CalTrans working their butts off.

Have to say it's been much quieter upstream since they closed 101.


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took too long


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And that would be because they had to wait for the stumps they torched on the perimeter to stop smoking. Some MOAB. Didn't even discolor the rocks or singe the grass, and so they had to send somebody out with a blow torch to do in a line of little trees to make it look like something happened.

Not that I want them killing anyone, mind you. I just want them out of our hair forever. That's all. There is no ISIS without them.

There is no completely corrupt and incompetent power structure where only public servants belong anymore either. I can hear one of those smug fucks bellowing right now that we ain't shit without their greedy asses drumming up resources and jobs for us. Fuck you, psychopath. The only one who ever wanted that shit was you. And the ones who had it right you tortured to death.


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i went to go visit jt


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Just for a few... nothing Shakespearean.


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those glowing spots in the hills


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The greenhouses of Humboldt County....


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how do you like my new lighter?


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Fucking slick, right?


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i remember the first time i realized they'd lied


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I went to the movies. I saw Little Big Man. I did some research.


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bearing in mind what i just said


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Do you mind billionaires making your future happen?


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mental conditioning


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It's powerful, turns you into a creature of your time. Turns you into their creature of our time. Thinking outside the box — tv, internet, anything written or printed on a rectangular surface, any room containing an authority figure or celebrity — is next to impossible for humans. And even when we think we are rebels, renegades, we are only the same on the other pole.

Take antifa, brownshirts reincarnate, fighting fascism.

It gets that ludicrous. It is that ludicrous.

You have to understand that head trips, opinions, social standing, where you are on the hierarchy, pro or con, for or against, you are in a prison with bars stronger than iron, made out of a state-of-the-art alloy better known as thin air. I have been known to liken your prison to a regular one where you don't notice the cell door is wide open, where your brain doesn't register that such is the case, but, really, the entire mechanism of your incarceration is made out of air.

What can I say to make you want to put this piece of information to good use?


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maybe


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There was a distinct interruption in the uniformly-rainy weather here, and it's on the verge of going away again by tonight. The optimism about reopening 101 by Monday may have been premature.


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not whistling dixie


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Is she?


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she wasn't kidding


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I was going to post this last night, but I spaced it.


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there's a reason


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And you're it.


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it was randall carlson's work


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He should've gotten a mention.


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milo for mario


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Might as well be somebody.


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which reminds me


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Has anyone in real life established the actual whereabouts of our so-called "strike group" menacing Fatso yet? They seem to be on the other side of the Pacific from what I can tell, which could be considered proximate... relatively... but the propaganda graphics smeared all over such bastions of journalism as the Daily Mail days ago would have us believing our Navy honchos are ogling Un from the decks of their ships... or was that Trumpery who gave us that impression?

Are we are or are we not making Dear Leader French for One shit his pants?

Are those Japanese destroyers heading north or south?


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