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I told her I’d spent the day weeding. She was annoyed.

“Weeding is pointless,” she said. ”They just come back. Or a fire comes through and burns everything. And then who comes back first? Weeds.”

“Well,” I tried, “I—“

“And there aren’t even really anything such as weeds,” she decreed. “A weed is just a plant somebody doesn’t want. You don’t even know what a weed is.”

“I know what is a weed,” I said. ”It’s whoever is trying to choke out the true violets, or the little trees.”

“You and your trees!” She’d never liked the thing about the trees. “Letting grow any tree who happens to come up from seed. So that now you can’t even use a lawnmower, or a weedeater: you have to crawl along, weeding by hand, so you don’t whack some tree that can barely be seen. Which is nuts. And since you’re a male, meaning controlled by sloth, and now also depressed as hell, that means half the time your place looks, like even you’ve said, like a Boo Radley house, so wild are the weeds, because you never get to them.”

Spring Fun and Fund Drive

Welcome to this first organic Spring Fund Drive: “What does c99 mean to you?"

Why have a community fund drive? Because monthly recurring contributions have dropped more than sixty percent from two years ago; and presently, the site is at the mercy of less than a handful of generous monthly contributors. That’s why. Thought you all would want to know.

Let’s do what we can, renew and increase our past commitments a little or step forward and help for the first time. In community and collectively, whatever you can afford, goes a long way.

Tulsi Double-Dare Qualifies and Hits 2% in National Poll for First Time

There are rules, you see. Many, many rules. So speaketh the DNC.

In order to get a spot in the first two televised national Democratic debates, you must reach at least one of two goals. 1) Get 65,000 unique donors to your campaign; or 2) score at least 1% or more in three separate polls in a nationwide or Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina poll from a predetermined slate of poll takers.

And, there can only be 20 total candidates (that's another rule).

2 Dead and 4 Injured

This just happened and there isn't much information about it yet. This article has the most, but the facts are still slim.

2 dead after shots fired at UNCC, Medic says, and 4 other people were injured

Two people were killed and four others are hurt after shots were fired at the UNC Charlotte campus on Tuesday afternoon, Medic confirmed.

So the coup attempt is on.

From Venezuelanalysis:

Caracas, April 30, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) - A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up