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  1. about 18 hours ago on Monty

    If he needs a brush, he’s not doing it right.

  2. about 18 hours ago on Edge City

    Bad move. They’re gonna need that dirt next year.

  3. about 20 hours ago on Monty

    When I said “people like her need to be mocked more” I was flippantly overstating the case. Yes, sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face, with real live people like her, but straight up mocking is generally counter-productive.

    I will give you an example though. A neighbor lady was always doins some new age thing or another. I was at her place with my teenage son and she was showing us some kind of crystal & pyramid treatment of canned foods that she’d just purchased. My son said, “Did you know that ‘gullible’ is not in the dictionary?”

    “It isn’t?”, she replied, wide-eyed. She never did catch on. So I couldn’t reprimand him on the spot. When we left, I did have to chew him out for not showing his elders respect. No, son, we don’t mock people.

    Truth told, 20 years later, we still chuckle about it.

    I’ve lived in lots of places since then. I’ve encountered profound ignorance. I was asked by a cab driver if we have clouds in America. I had to defend the US Military once, insisting that they did not create venus fly traps to kill Africans. I do not fault people who are ignorant because rising above it is so so hard, but Seattle has its own willful soft-headedness that boggles the mind.

  4. about 20 hours ago on Monty

    It is mocking an idea that needs ridicule. Mocking a fictitious character is mocking a concept without harming a real person. I spent many years in the Seattle area. It was a haven for soft-headed new-age shallow “spirituality”. What we’ve seen from the yoga girl since her introduction is pretty close to actual people I have encountered.

  5. 1 day ago on Monty

    I like this new character. People like her need to be mocked more.

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  7. 3 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    re. The national budget was balanced under Clinton a Democrat.

    Yes. I’d forgotten that. But it would have been more accurate to say the Gingrich years. Congress controls the budget. Gingrich’s “Contract with America” let to the 1st Republican-controlled house in I don;t know how long.

    Everyone wants to give credit/ blame to Presidents for this. It is Congress. Congress controls the purse.

    Today, unless there is a Presidential veto, it is Congress, not Biden, who should be blamed for today’s mess.

  8. 3 days ago on Lisa Benson

    True. In 10,000 years archeologists will call us “The Plastic Layer”. All over the world there will be this sediment of plastic fromn when our (great-)grandparents invented it, to when out (great-)grandchilderen figure out learned how to use it wisely.

    Among a myriad of problems with plastics, there are estrogen-like compounds in them thata are affecting fish & other wildlife. I wonder if the cause gender-confusion in human males and early onset puberty in girls? With societal repercussions akin to the unrecognized lead problem in Rome’s water.

  9. 3 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    The other party always blames the other other party. Why would anyone expect differently? These are politicians.

  10. 4 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    You listed a bunch of presidents, but it is CONGRESS, not hte president that controls the budget.

    Similarly, people often look at the economy performance under a president as if the president is responsible. Usually it takes a few years for the economic repercussions, both good or bad, to kick in. So economic health should be used to judged policy set in the years before, not current policy.

    That’s just a general observation, not a criticism of you, dear Grandma.