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Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | After Week of Joe Biden's Dementia Being Obvious to Everyone, MSNBC Copes by Pushing New Storyline That It's Really Trump Who's In Steep Cognitive Decline
June 17, 2024

THE MORNING RANT: No Internet Edition

My apologies, but I have no computer access to the internet at the moment, so this is being typed on my phone. Here are a few quick thoughts to fill the time until Ace gets here with a real post.

What are some known truths that you once accepted at face value, that might be worth rethinking? I'm not talking about the usual conspiracy-ish topics such as JFK, I mean things such as:

- Smoot-Hawley caused the Depression. My circle of generally conservative friends has for decades accepted that as being the cause of the Depression. We never questioned it. I question it now.

- Post WWII peace and prosperity was due to The Marshall Plan. Or, maybe the civilizational rebirth had more to do with the industriousness of the people digging out of the rubble. Marshall Planning the countries of our wars in the past 35 years hasn't seemed to help.

- Tariffs are a tax on consumers. Or maybe it's a little more complicated than that. By the same logic, the abolition of slave labor is a tax on consumers.

- Helen Keller: Inez Stephan tweeted out a while ago that her husband Jarrett is a Helen Keller truther. I never gave Ms Keller much thought in the first place, but it is rather convenient that this one person, Anne Sullivan, had a unique ability to communicate with Keller, and coincidentally enough, Ms. Keller had the same passionate political opinions as Ms Sullivan.

On a lighter note, and as I have mentioned before, Mrs Throckmorton has the charming talent of unintentionally creating portmanteaus and mixed metaphors. Here are a couple of her recent ones. They may not be actual words, but their meanings are clear.

Efflusive

Bi-polar opposite

Blindlessly

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]


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