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Lindsey Graham’s Response

Jun 16, 2016

I liked Lindsey Graham's smiling response to learning the Russians hacked all the DNC's opposition research on Donald Trump:"Are you making that shit up?" Graham asked the reporter.The reporter reassured him it was true."Really? " Graham asked again."L...

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Logical Endpoint

Jun 16, 2016

The discussions regarding AR-15's & Orlando jogged a memory of reading Frank Herbert's Sci-Fi novel "Dune Messiah" many years ago, and of a specific passage about warrior technology and what a single armed warrior can do.

The Messiah, Paul Muad'Dib, urges his lieutenant Stilgar to read history:

"Stilgar," Paul said, "you urgently need a sense of...

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Just Like The Orlando Victims – On The Cusp Of Adulthood

Jun 16, 2016

“Mom, does it cost money to get checks?” I received this millennial-surprise text from my daughter today – honestly, I didn’t even know millennials used checks. I thought that was sort of taboo for the digital generation, but apparently not. She turned twenty this month, and is spending her first summer in an apartment...

Rubys Musings
Picnic Under the Stars

Jun 15, 2016

“Mishap at the Picnic” by Harry Ekman c. 1950s This past Saturday night hubby and myself decided to have a dinner picnic under the stars. This was not a random decision. It so happens that a local winery, Peirano Estate in Acampo Ca. wa...

Alison Toon
Are you jumping on a plane to Chicago Open Air? See what else is happening there! And FOOD!!!

Jun 14, 2016
Are you jumping on a plane to Chicago Open Air? See what else is happening there! And FOOD!!!

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson will be performing at Chicago Open Air
If you're in Sacramento and looking for a rock-and-metal festival between now and Aftershock, Chicago Open Air is a great idea--just one direct flight from Sacramento International. It's the first year of this...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Vaccination Time

Jun 14, 2016
Vaccination Time

It's June, which means it's Bella's birthday this month. She's nine years old, according to Joe the Plumber.I figured it was time to take Bella for vaccinations. I knew Bella's records were with Dr. Ibrahim, the humble elderly vet of Egyptian birth who...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Bitch-Slapping The Washington Post

Jun 14, 2016

So Trump is bitch-slapping the Washington Post for the headline of this news story, and taking away their campaign press credentials. This temper tantrum will last about a day:"Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting"

Marc Valdez Weblog
Pitching To Trump Donors

Jun 14, 2016

The most amusing Trump pitch yet to reluctant donors:

“Let me ask you one other question,” he said. “What if he wins?”

“Do you want Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs to be the secretary of state and Gary Busey to be on the Supreme Court?”

This, Scaramucci suggested, is what Republicans can expect if they don’t get...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Pitching To Trump Donors

Jun 14, 2016

The most amusing Trump pitch yet to reluctant donors:

“Let me ask you one other question,” he said. “What if he wins?”

“Do you want Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs to be the secretary of state and Gary Busey to be on the Supreme Court?”

This, Scaramucci suggested, is what Republicans can expect if they don’t get...

Marc Valdez Weblog
But It’s a Dry Heat

Jun 14, 2016

Turn the oven on high:Summer in the Valley of the Sun: "If the temperature reaches 120 degrees in Phoenix on Sunday, it would be the tied with the third hottest day ever recorded in Phoenix and be the warmest temperature since July 28, 1995."

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