take it from matt


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Nobody listens to me.


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perhaps gratuitously now


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I marvel at the extent of it... forever unprosecuted.


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lockdown


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Prisons go on lockdown.


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not the right one


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I am supposed to be relieved about my health, but I'm still mad about the chunk taken out of my work time and all that driving with love poems flying off me and up out my moonroof and out to sea. They picked the wrong day to kill my modem and make me have to drive clear back to town to get the new model.

So now all the pretty things I had to say to you are out to sea and I am a wreck, but "safe"... if there's any such a thing... and going to try to retrieve my pretty thoughts somehow.

For now. Well. I'm back at my post.


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nobody likes us


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We should eat a can of worms....


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while i was away


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No grass was growing under their feet... and, yeah, no shit Sherlock....


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no. really.


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Take over my worrying post for me, will you?


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chicago is fubar


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But I'm taking scenic route to my destiny.


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looks like a harmless little old man


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But what you don't see in this picture is that he's standing out there in front of one of his houses with George Soros on all fours, in a spiked collar on a leash at his feet.


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the first amendment


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It shall not die.


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i may have them where i want them now


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I am pretty sure this guy's one of the 19-year-old forestry students with whom I camped during an inventory blitzkrieg twenty years ago. He's just been put in charge of Six Rivers National Forest. I can remind him of his maniacal youth and threaten his earlobes for any non-compliance with actual best practices.

I am on my way to UCSF for the ultrasound/biopsy. Going the coast. Stopping in Fort Bragg for a couple nights and then on to Stinson for a couple nights, then back to Fort Bragg for one, and then back to my hovel here. It's just goddam safer to take the harder drive and I'm very familiar with the road. Idiot tourists are not as bad as freeway pinheads... and there is much less likely to be a conflagration blocking my ability to make my appointment.

After I get my brief filed and the worst of the medical stuff, I hope, behind me, I can concentrate on swinging from this fellow's earlobes. I am SICK of the feds' non-management of our forests, and now I've got 'em right where I want 'em. Helpless against my ferocious interference on behalf of the trees.

All the feds I know, who were not feds when I met them, have turned pusillanimous, and this one's still young enough to remember his great testosterone levels, the kind needed to do things really well and sensibly. He might be scared for his paycheck and his position of "authority" within the system, but he's not too set in it to make 'em stop burning down the entirety of his National Forest, and he knows what kind of mitigations HAVE to happen for the watercourses.

I got you, fam.


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mountain trees


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Nearly all superior in every way.


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what does leftism even mean now?


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We were not taught the truth.


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coastal trees


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Some are better than others.


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unintended consequences


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STILL not okay.


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sick? old?


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Please. I urge you to take this stuff seriously. If for no other reason the drastic reduction in inflammation works miracles, but there are lots of other reasons... not the least of which are starving cancer and letting your pancreas come back to life.


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where do i sign up?


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I want to be ready for when the roof caves in or the plumbing gives out or the old electrical system just decides to burn me down. Which can be any time now.


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