From the “Those Whom the Gods Love…” Dept:

This weekend brought another round of sorrow to the Raleigh area, this time during the 2022 Raleigh Christmas Parade. One of the trucks pulling a float apparently suffered brake failure whilst descending a slight incline and struck a young girl who was dancing with her studio in the street in front of the truck. She was taken to hospital but unfortunately did not survive her injuries. I can't even imagine how gutted her family and…

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From the “Didn’t Learn the Lesson the First Time!” Dept:

I'll confess that I made no secret of my opinion that Mr Trump was fundamentally and temperamentally unqualified to be President of the United States prior to him standing as a candidate for that office in 2016. Whilst I'd no doubts that his years in business and taking full advantage of the loopholes offered by the tax code would be strengths he could bring to the job, I felt at the time that he lacked…

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From the “Keep Your BS Out Of My Postbox!” Dept:

Another election done, another reprieve from the near constant carpet bombing of the phone, mailbox, and TV with political attack ads that are misleading at best and often outright lies. The political lobbyists seemed to really be out in force in this year's mid-term elections so I figured I'd survey the massive pile of political BS in slick professionally produced mailers that would drive one stark staring mad if you took their "message" at face…

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From the “The Electoral Kiss of Death Is Alive and Well!” Dept:

On Election Day, one of the joys of running the gauntlet of political operatives hawking their candidates before reaching the safety of the "no electioneering/lobbying beyond this point" sign is pointing out to them that they might want my vote to stay as far away from their candidate as possible because it's usually the kiss of death. This year actually turned out to be better statistically than is usual for me! The ballot that I…

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From the “With Gratitude For Those Who Served” Dept:

I’ll confess that today’s entry is probably one of the harder ones I’ve had to write of late. The easy part is being thankful for the sacrifices and service of our citizens who took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, so help them God…even without the constant reminder sitting on top of the entertainment centre! And make no mistake, I am very thankful for the privilege…

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From the “First in Freedom” Dept:

After all of the negative campaign advertisements bombarding the TV and carpet-bombing my phone and mailbox, it’s finally our turn to head off to the voting booth and put an end to this campaign, one way or another. Frankly, it can’t come quickly enough for me. I’m so over all of the negativity where the extremists on both ends of the political spectrum can’t be bothered to accept that people who do not agree completely…

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