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Meet my neighbors, ctd

All right-minded Tarheels are Southern Baptists, filled with love-love-love for everybody*, so nobody should be surprised that the First Felon had no difficulty inciting them to new behavioral lows. GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump road-tested his attacks on four Democratic … Continue reading

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Honors for Alan Turing

Alan Turing, the gay genius who masterminded the defeat of Germany’s Enigma cipher during World War II, is to be recognized on Britain’s £50 note. Turing was prosecuted for his homosexuality after the war, and committed suicide.

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Hunter Thompson, b. 1937-Jul-18

Think what you like of Hunter Thompson’s politics, he was — with the possible exceptions of H.L. Mencken or Gore Vidal — America’s best essayist. And the opening line of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is, going away, the … Continue reading

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Heartening theology-related tweet for the day

Are clergy becoming irrelevant? A new poll suggests as much: https://t.co/BojMDGOb4g @RNS — Yonat Shimron (@YonatShimron) July 17, 2019 How else could it be? It might make the devout red-faced and foot-stamping mad, but the fact remains: Science and history … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather

Apparently, it is just now that devout Trumpsters are beginning to realize that most of us believe their enthusiasm for The Donald says something about their own character, and they’re going to be held accountable for it. Continue reading

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