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Bah Humbug

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Well, I finally made it out to the farm a week ago today, 6 weeks after my knee surgery, to find a total disaster of a garden.
Only the potatoes came up. Nothing else.
I had planted seeds for everything two days before surgery, hoping in my recovery time everything would germinate and begin growing.

The Supreme Court's mythmaking

Today's occasion for a diary is a clever piece in Politico by Joshua Zeitz about recent Supreme Court decisions. Apparently, the ruling faction of the current Supreme Court believes in a doctrine called originalism, which argues that:

all statements in the constitution must be interpreted based on the original understanding "at the time it was adopted".

The Weekly Watch

Endless War in an Economic Collapse?

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It is pretty stupid state of affairs driven by American aggression...trying to bully the world into submission. Russia and China want to develop a fair world order which they discussed at this weeks BRIC's conference in order to evade the dominance of the USD and create a cooperative, mutually beneficial world trade framework. That is the very thing the US wants to prevent. No, the US will be top dog and we'll commit suicide and even destroy the world in order to maintain our fading global hegemony. The current state of affairs makes it plain the US is incompetent, inefficient, and consumed by greed for ever more profit.

The problem with anti-imperialists who spend all their time criticizing the evil US empire is that there aren’t nearly enough of them...
Hey I’ve got a great idea, let’s start World War Three over a NATO country that most Americans don’t even know exists. Liberals learned the word “Lithuania” ten seconds ago and they’re ready to nuke Moscow over it.

Caitlin Johnstone

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 6-26-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Looking forward to a future where the subject of an Open Thread is simply a celebration of a few common experiences making life a little simpler. The book Everything You Need to Know You Learned in Kindergarten crossed my path in the early 90's when air travel was part of the regular business week and airport layovers provided ample time for reading. It is one book I have revisited when I begin taking life too seriously.

Friday Night Photos Zoocchini Edition

Happy Friday everyone. As always, post any photos you like.

I spent a few hours at the zoo Wednesday morning. And just like my visit to the Safari Park a few weeks ago none of the large animals were out or were sleeping. Thankfully the smaller critters were good enough to step up and say take my picture.

Krystal Ball's "crackup of neoliberalism" talk

Now, I fully expect that the conversation today will be dominated by today's confirmation of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade -- but I don't really see a lot of movement on such a matter yet, for reasons I've pointed out before and will point out below.