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Looking back at where we've been,
and wondering where we're all headed...

A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Quality happens only when someone is responsible for it.
Poul-Henning Kamp
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It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!'
The Carpenter said nothing but
The butter's spread too thick!'
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The relative proportions of mustard seed, water, vinegar, salt, turmeric, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are collectively known as The Gulden Ratio.
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Inauguration Ceremony

I find myself imagining Hillary leading a choir singing "Donny Boy" so softly and sweetly to the one whom now must face the feckless fickleness of a populace that knows not what it wants, yet sternly demands perfect solutions to countless conflicts, demands perpetual holidays and circuses, demands the glorious rewards of limitless power, and demands to be absolved of any and all responsibility, effort, or cost.

Oh, Donny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,—
Oh Danny boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

But if you come, when all the flowers are dying,
And I am dead, as dead I well may be,
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an "Avé" there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
and I will sleep in peace until you come to me!


"Dear Donny boy, may the very best of luck stand peacefully by your side, so very near, and yet, immensely far away. Sweet dreams."
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If we're lucky tomorrow, we won't have to deal with questions like yours' ever again.
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Which Presidential appointments do not require approval by the Senate?
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as sure as there's an X in Christmas...
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There are some expressions that cannot be fixed by merely inserting commas. I find myself wanting to see the rest of this conditional statement, with "then, else, and fi".
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Thank you, George.

Isn't it a pity
Now, isn't it a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain

How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same

And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity

Isn't it a pity
Isn't is a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain

How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity
Forgetting to give back
Now, isn't it a pity

[Repeat: x6]
What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity
What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity
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Political Traumatic Stress Disorder
Poll question: Is this today's most insidious epidemic?
Discussion question: What are the treatment options?
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Treatment: burst the bubble!

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Which Presidential appointments require approval by the Senate?
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Thank you, Brian, now I can at least know which new announcements even merit the effort of holding my breath (for confirmation). It is like a grisly accident: I don't want to look, but I can't look away :€
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