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    Archive for June, 2020

    Miscellany

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

    Hungary How’s Budapest this time of year? I tell ya, the Magyars got it goin’ on. A COVID per-capita rate well below the European average, an ongoing resistance to Muslim immigration, and BLM movements under firm control. Funny, but the same three characteristics can also be found in Poland. Though it appears that BLM has […]

    Malcolm

    Monday, June 29th, 2020

    Random Today I Learned Malcolm X spent his youth in Lansing, Michigan, and he attended Mason High School for a short while. Both Lansing and Mason are less than two hours from me. My high school lost to Mason in the first round of the high school playoffs about seven years ago. Malcolm X’s grandfather […]

    Better Drinking Through Science

    Friday, June 26th, 2020

    Historical Liquor This is perhaps the neatest drinking story of 2020: Distiller using molecular science to hack the chemical codes of aged spirits and recreate them. They’re bringing back bottles that, today, costs thousands of dollars, if you can even find them, and making them available at retail prices. So, for instance, they can create […]

    Principle of Subsidiarity

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020

    What COVID Ought to Teach Us I’m back from vacation and catching up on COVID matters. I was greeted with news that COVID cases are spiking rapidly in my county, and one of my clients has it and is “not doing well.” The developments fueled my curiosity. I had, after all, sworn off all things […]

    Blog Returns Tomorrow

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

    I just returned from a short vacation. Blogging resumes tomorrow, with a solid BYCU in the wings for Friday. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, June 22nd, 2020

    Miscellany I’m not sure it’s terribly compelling, but these days, I eagerly gulp down every ounce of sanity I find: “Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement ‘racist’ and the protesters ‘devils.’ . . . Of the BLM movement, Ali Jr., a Muslim like […]

    Saturday, June 20th, 2020

    June 20, 1980: 40 years ago, The Blues Brothers was released in theaters. #80s pic.twitter.com/HlAgX0jlbv — Old School 80s (@OldSchool80s) June 20, 2020 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Drinking Matters

    Friday, June 19th, 2020

    Holiday Drinking! Juneteenth! The date in 1865 when word of the Emancipation Proclamation was formally announced in Texas. A day to drink! If you don’t drink a beer of color tonight, you’re a racist. If you want to try such a beer, and be politically correct 2X, try Modelo Negra. My Mexican friends swear by […]

    Miscellany

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

    Rambling Here’s your big chance to be first: I’ve launched a site at Patreon. Yeah, I’m not sure how it works either. I literally launched it fifteen minutes ago and am still learning. But hey, I’ve never monetized TDE in over 15 years of blogging, so I figured I’d give it a try. The “zero […]

    The Supreme Power

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

    Supreme Corruption Something happens to conservative men when they reach the Supreme Court: Kennedy, Roberts, and now Gorsuch. I don’t know if it’s mere proximity to power that corrupts them (the “country club effect”) or whether it’s downright actual corruption. But it happens. From the very first page of Justice Gorsuch’s opinion yesterday about the […]

    The Post-Party

    Monday, June 15th, 2020

    The Local Bachelor Party These broken chairs are just a snapshot of the fallout from an incredible bachelor party Saturday afternoon in my backyard. Everyone from son Max (16), who served as referee of the Beer Olympics, to us older guys in our fifties and sixties who merely watched and gambled on the events, had […]

    Best Tweet of the Week

    Friday, June 12th, 2020

    If we defund the police, who’s going to take away the guns and plastic straws? Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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