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"What's In A Name?"

What's in a name? I mean, what really is a "detention facility", anyway? Apparently, anything Gropin' Joe and his flunkies say it is, or isn't.

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I just hope the Dems have finally gotten this zaniness out of their system. Maybe now that this shitshow is over, they can get to work getting us some decent COVID relief... and maybe some friggin' healthcare...?

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"Impeachment II: The Reheated"

"We have the unusual circumstance where on the very first day of the trial, when those managers walk on the floor of the Senate, there will already be over 100 witnesses present."
—Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA),

Well, hot damn diggety; nothing fills me with confidence quite like the poetic, sage pronouncements of Mr. Russiagate, himself...

Am I reading something into this article that isn't there — or does the seem genuinely mortified that the poor are being vaccinated first in Mexico? The whole tone of this piece seems to be "hey, check out this Obrador guy! He's vaccinating the poor FIRST! What a FREAK!"

I'm also getting more than a little bugged at the way the Post & ilk have seized the term "science" to brandish like a talisman.

1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1



Little motherfucker really left a mark, too. I forget exactly how fast those parts were going when they hit, but they were really wailing.

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Perseverance Landing Site from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #APoD

Ahh, yeah. Here we go...

jeezus christ, has it really been that long...?

Mars rover Opportunity visits heat shield impact site - via Spaceflight Now, 12.28.2004

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In late 2004, Opportunity paid a visit to its heatshield impact site. Really fascinating images. I'm hoping Perseverence gets some shots like that. I'd love to see what the sky crane's debris field looks like.

Astronomy Picture Of The Day, 02.27.2021: Perseverence Landing Site Viewed from Mars Recon Orbiter

TODAY IN "WEEDING OUT THE STUPID GENE": Turkey’s AK Party criticised for holding rallies amid COVID surge

"The governing party denies accusations that packed rallies are spreading COVID in some of Turkey's worst hit regions." - via Al Jazeera

Give Us This Day
Our Daily Dead:
Winterland Arena,
San Francisco, CA 04.15.1970

Another wild, raw classic from the Pig Pen years — the original GD keyboardist and harpist, the man who taught the Dead how to play the Blues.

The "Other One" jam is a rip-snorter.

(soundboard recording, streaming only)

Reading "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" and trying to understand why folks are surprised that any reasonably effective left wing activist in America is basically paranoid at all times...

no. 812,
"The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies"

1/ Over the summer, millions of people were introduced to police abolitionism by educator Mariame Kaba ( through a short piece titled "Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police," which ran in the NY Times. Now Kaba—one of the foremost contemporary abolitionists—is back with a collection diving deep into transformative justice organizing. An urgent book that cuts through the bullshit to offer an approach equally visionary and pragmatic, this is a must read!

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