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        1. Robert Reich
          Your reminder that in order to get a warrant to search Rudy Giuliani's home and office, investigators had to convince a federal judge they had probable cause to believe the search would turn up evidence of a crime.

          RG is in big trouble. So is his client.

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    1. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a release that Tommy Plante faces a criminal complaint of illegal entry into the U.S. and possession of a firearm and ammunition while prohibited.

      Obviously trying to pass as an American.

    1. I sure miss having a music store around here. The insane commercial real estate rental prices ran them out of business.

      1. Incredibly, all stores in town survived .
        Or maybe it's true that many people decided the past year was a good time to buy a guitar.

        1. We only had one store that carried strings or instruments. They used to be a Radio Shack franchise. They survived that mess, and they would have most likely survived the pandemic too, but the greedy landlord at the strip mall killed them off.

          1. I've got someone interested in bartering for my motorcycle, still gotta get the Shelby sold if I intend to do anything like that. Surgery is Monday, I'll have some time to think about it.

    1. I feel seen.
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  1. southpaw
    “Hey, Roger Stone, can I pay you to secure a pardon for me, a Florida state official, and my friend, who is a United States Congressman?”

    “Why don’t you write me a letter first spelling out every crime you and he did? Then we’ll stay in touch about it, in writing.”

      1. Hurl gave her a shoutout, though. She lives in WV about a half hour from the Ranch, and she's good friends with Vanessa and John.

          1. Sharon's a good gal. A few years ago she was going through a rough patch, a friend of hers had died. I mailed her my Takamine GC360 as a surprise. It worked. Got her out of her funk.

  2. Lord Jesus Christ! is trending. First two tweets are:

    “Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! God has given us a new birth because of his great mercy. We have been born into a new life that has a confidence which is alive because Jesus Christ has come back to life.”
    1 Peter 1:3



        1. I remember a few years ago there was a mac app you could surreptitiously install on someone's machine that would launch a screensaver that looked like that person's desktop with a shattered screen

          1. I think it was vinyl dude when he worked in softwear develpment told of someone taking a screen shot of a web page and putting it on screen of co-worker's monitor and watching as they desperately clicking the X to close the window to no avail. I don't think it was a NSFW screen, but it might have been.

      1. Actually, it's just for getting plain old dirt out of holes. Post-hole diggers are woefully inefficient IMHO.

    1. I have a Seymour cantilever post hole digger. No smashed fingers, and it gets a good flat bottom in the hole. I'm not finding any pictures of them online, though.

      1. Well, I was going to spare the details, but, No. This is tightly, and I mean TIGHTLY , packed clay mostly.
        If it gets hotter we could make dinner plates. So, get a six foot caliche bar, smash it into the clay, maybe get 2" deep; pry up; maybe get another two inches wide loose. Repeat as necessary for whatever length/width you want, some were 4'x4'.
        For that size hole, you can at least get down in it and half-crouch a couple shovels of dirt. Not a good ergonomic position after a while, [ if you're 6'4" ] but do-able. For smaller holes you can't get into and have room to shovel at all, using a p.h.d. and getting a 3" wide/2" deep amount, yes, also do-able, but horrible inefficient, as a I said.
        And now, after further review , that pictured scoop won't hardly work except in the very middle . May just get a regular poop-scooper and see if I can attach a longer handle.

        1. I'm entirely too familiar with every word of what you just wrote. Part of my career was spent installing highway signs, and we had to dig through the same materials you describe. Back in the 70s, we had a shovel made by the Gandy company, the same folks who make the pry bars used to line railroad track. These shovels had an 8 foot handle and about a 6 inch round head attached at around a 30 degree angle. Break through the caliche, wet the clay, and scoop what little you could, repeat as necessary. When you see a road sign standing 12 feet high, remember that there's at least 1/3 of that length underground. Lots of digging.

  3. Imagine that…………..

    Dana Perino: "It's as if, for comparison's sake, imagine that ExxonMobil was writing specific guidance on climate change issues and giving it to a Republican administration at the Department of Energy and they issued it."

          1. Remembered I had saved this in my 'stuff that might be used in blog' doc.

            Это плохой рабочий, который обвиняет свои инструменты

            [This is a bad worker who blames his tools ]

      1. My bride had a grand time exploring Panum Crater. She was particularly taken by the obsidian, but restrained herself and did not snatch any.

        1. I suppose if everyone took a piece, it would all be gone eventually. It's not like we're making much more of it, either.

    1. She keeps saying she's Italian, and it's a family thing, but she feeds them Prego?
      I mean, I'll eat it, but I live alone and wouldn't feed it to anyone else.

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