Blog Heap o'Links for August 2020

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Wars and Rumors

Rest In Peace Jay!…

He was a good American that loved his country and Backed the Blue.Flag of United States

He was murdered in Portland by ANTIFA.

Jay, we will never forget you.

Rest In Peace my friend

12:28pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Wakko Warner's googly face
Chris Cillizza (CNN) tweets that Trump calling riots riots is desperation, while including a picture of buildngs burning.
2:56pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Art of

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City of New Orleans" is a folk song written by Steve Goodman (and first recorded for Goodman's self-titled 1971 album), describing a train ride from Chicago to New Orleans via the Illinois Central Railroad in bittersweet and nostalgic terms. Goodman got the idea while traveling on the eponymous train for a visit to his wife's family. He performed the song for Arlo Guthrie in the Quiet Knight, a bar in Chicago, and Guthrie agreed to add it to his repertoire. The song was a hit for Guthrie on his 1972 album Hobo's Lullaby, and is now more closely associated with him, although Goodman performed it until his death in 1984. The song has also been covered by Willie Nelson, John Denver, Johnny Cash, The Country Gentlemen, Judy Collins, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Sammi Smith, Hank Snow, Gerard Cox, Rudi Carell, Joe Dassin, Richard Clayderman and others.…

My comment on Ace of Spades where I posted a link to this video: Steve in 1972, a couple of years before we first met him. So young - still in his chubby chipmunk-cheeked stage. Steve always changed it up on every song, kept it fresh. Got misty watching, between the song itself, and missing him. 1984 was a long, long time ago. YouTube video, 3:41
2:50pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Animal Companions

This kid, still in diapers, looks like a baseball pro already. Video, 0:24
12:43pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Nature can be Dangerous


Four year old' girl found drifting half-a-mile out to sea on a unicorn inflatable…

Nail-biting Twitter video, 1:46
12:40pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Sex and Politics

…pink bag with a green dress…

Okay, not so much political but since this header was already in use today, this gets put here.
His dress looks yellow to me, but I think the dress-color controversy is old stuff. I've said it before about badly-dressed cross-dressers: Honey, don't you have any girlfriends who could advise you to not go out looking like that?
12:36pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW
donkey's ass

April 22, 2016… Trump's more accepting views…
August 26, 2020… three years of attacking LGBTQ…

It's like they don't realize their past, and their hypocrisy, is on record for all to see.
12:33pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Holy fire @RichardGrenell handing @DonaldJTrumpJr a bedazzled American flag clutch is everything I never knew I needed in my life…

Twitter video, 0:15
12:01pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW


Cat, excited
Funny short bit h/t WeirdDave on Ace of Spades. Twitter video, 0:24
12:22pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Post-Racist World

…The mob descended on Alice and she was in tears and afraid as they attacked her the same way they attacked Rand Paul

In the clubhouse room listening to Alice were Gayle King, MC Hammer, Van Jones and others

What was their reaction?

They told Alice to never repeat the story…

If we don't talk about it, it never really happened, right?
2:24pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW
The classic comedy (and harsh reality) bit, this one posted Feb 2, 2007, with nearly 18 million views. YouTube video, 3:52
12:09pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Healthier Humans

Kung Flu virus

This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid.
9,210 deaths.
The other 94% had 2 to 3 other serious illnesses and the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age; 90% in nursing homes.…

2:33pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

US Election 2020

donkey's ass

Kamala Harris says that the riots are not going to stop, ever, and to BEWARE. With a smile on her face.…

Twitter video, 0:23
12:24pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW
President Trump, smiling

I stand before you tonight honored by your support; proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four years; and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the NEXT four years!…

Not as good as watching him deliver the speech, but good.
12:19pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW
MAGA hat

Former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann makes remarks at the Republican National Convention. (Courtesy: RNC)

YouTube video, 4:34. Unfortunate that Fox plomped video link panels over the end of the speech, where he dons The Hat.
12:14pm CDT Mon 2020 Aug 31 :MW

Nature can be Dangerous

Know your bugs
9:43pm CDT Sun 2020 Aug 30 :MW

Human Right

Joe Biden

…According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the United Kingdom in a paper released Thursday examining several metrics of social distancing, being outside presents almost no risk of contracting the novel Wuhan coronavirus on its own.…

But how else will the Demoncrats suppress smiles?
9:58pm CDT Sun 2020 Aug 30 :MW
donkey's ass

Over the weekend Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) suggested militia service is the litmus test for gun ownership and noted that “having small genitals is not sufficient reason to own a gun.”…

Projection, thy name is Democrat
9:53pm CDT Sun 2020 Aug 30 :MW

Voting Rights

Bald Eagle

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently warned that “dangerous new policies” made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took the top job at the US Postal Service in June, will prevent mail-in ballots from being counted. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has charged that there is a conspiracy afoot to “undermine and dismantle the post office ahead of the November election.”

This is rank, irresponsible scaremongering.…

Some wag said, take $5000, put it in an envelope addressed to yourself, and drop it in the mail. If you're not willing to do that, don't mail your vote.
9:50pm CDT Sun 2020 Aug 30 :MW