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Prince Prospero’s Party

And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of …

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Why would they?

So there are no plans if, as seems likely, our 2 top Constitutional Officers die or become incapacitated because of Coronavirus. Well, it doesn’t matter if there are plans or not. It’s what the Constitution says and Mark Meadows is no Al Haig (and I mean that in a negative way, Haig was an asshole, …

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Mall Rats

I suppose it’s all in how you define “normalcy”. This is a piece that’s about the coming collapse in Commercial Real Estate of all types but especially in Retail Spaces and Shopping Malls. Ok, that mostly hurts faceless companies you’ve never heard of unless you hate Mr. Bucksbaum as much as I do, however the …

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Who was that Masked Man?

Wrong Brother. Oh ain’t it lonely When you’re livin’ with a gun Well you can’t slow down and you can’t turn ’round And you can’t trust anyone You just sit there like a butterfly And you’re all encased in glass You’re so fragile you just may break And you don’t know who to ask Oh …

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Not The Only Stupid Argument In The Supreme Court Today

There was also this one- Religious Freedom Demands That Women Be Denied Birth Control, Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court by Jordan Smith, The Intercept May 12 2020 During oral arguments on May 6, before a U.S. Supreme Court working remotely amid the coronavirus crisis, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had one question on her mind: What …

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How Deep Is The Rot?

Arguments today in Supreme Court about whether Congress gets Executive Branch information or not. Bad if decided the wrong way but it would undo 200+ years of Black Letter Law. These particular cases have uniformly resulted in practically unanimous findings in favor of Congress at both the District and Appeals level. I would hope Roberts …

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Dir. Dr. Robert Redfield Testify before the Senate HELP Committee

A stream. CBS is not the source I would have chosen given that they maligned MSF by eliding their deployment during Sandy, but they do start earlier than most- 9:30 am.

Shorthand And Ignorance

Matt Phillips at The Times makes a very important point. Repeat After Me: The Markets Are Not the Economy By Matt Phillips, The New York Times May 10, 2020 The stock market looks increasingly divorced from economic reality. The United States is on the brink of the worst economic collapse since the Hoover administration. Corporate …

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Still Waiting On My Oximeter

It’s like Nuking from Orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. If your Blood Oxygen is below 70% you’re probably pretty sick for whatever reason. I had undiagnosed Anemia for years and years (told you I was the Whitest Guy you know), it’s something I should be tracking anyway if only to establish a …

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Exceptional? You Betcha!

It’s not always a good thing. Robert Reich explains- Under Trump, American exceptionalism means poverty, misery and death by Robert Reich, The Guardian Sun 10 May 2020 No other nation has endured as much death from Covid-19 nor nearly as a high a death rate as has the United States. With 4.25% of the world …

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No Sports?

Yes, Bowling is a sport. My Mother, Emily, actually used it to fulfill her Athletics mandatory electives. I don’t think she was very good and whatever talent she had I don’t. I’m utterly hopeless and was even before my Arthritis. My Grandfather and my Great Grandfather both rolled a few 300s and the scoresheets were …

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Pre-Historic Britain

Sometimes I like to feature Documentaries that have less than obvious connections to current History and Politics. In some ways we know a great deal, pretty Professional Amateur Archeology has become one of those “eccentric” hobbies the English have embraced (like Bird Watching) and on weekends people wandering around with metal detectors is a fairly …

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