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Spirituality, moods, feelings, and thinking free to live free.

Trying to remember to keep petty annoyances in check

I woke up grumpy after a poor night’s sleep. I was mad at myself for a couple of mistakes. I was mad at my insurance company for giving me an unreasonable quote to protect my newly upgraded house. (They want to insure it and my possessions for way more than they’re worth, and they insist on including coverage for expensive outbuildings I don’t have — all to generate a premium I can’t afford.) In desperate need of a short getaway after this summer’s push-push-push to finish Mo Saoirse’s exterior, I checked the one little beachy studio I used to be…

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Weekend links

The tech giants are secretly meeting to protect their platforms against political manipulation collude in a joint electoral strategy. A rat is a rat is a rat is a rat, Scott Greenfield accurately notes. She frantically called cops twice for help getting her baby out of a hot, locked car. They blew her off. Both times. At least they later apologized, though. They didn’t come and taser her to death. That’s something. Bigger airplanes, smaller seats, weird proposals for change. If an American cop had done this, it would probably be considered one of the rare cop-firing offenses. This Argentinian…

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Weekend links

  • A judge knocks the latest Bloombergian nonsense off the Washington state ballot. Our own Comrade X had something to do with this. And the billionaire victim disarmers hoisted themselves on their own petard (i.e. their sheer incompetence).
  • Georgia cop tasers an 87-year-old grandma who was cutting dandelions. His department defends him, ’cause you know, an old lady with a knife has a “capacity” for attacking a cop, even if she isn’t.
  • He robbed the bank. Sixty years later he returned there for dinner. (H/T MJR) 15 Comments