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Post workout at the gym yesterday, standing at the vanity counter watching SoCal fire coverage: Waiting with baited breath...waiting for the reportage of the fire's random destruction through various neighborhoods -- utterly destroying some while leaving others unscathed -- to be interpreted by some reporter or fortunate homeowner as divine providence. Happily, surprisingly, I waited in vain. A young (maybe 8) but articulate boy on his way to see if his house still stands is interviewed whilst stuck in traffic that's being held up for the jobholder-in-chief's motorcade: "At a point you just don't care about the president; I just want to go home." The contempt on the boy's face and in his voice is unmistakable. It's never too early or too late to teach children general and utter contempt for politicians as a baseline attitude. In other words, contempt ought to be the default position, until otherwise proven. (Yea, I understand he's probably just got leftie parents in this case.) On the way to meet my brother for breakfast this morning, on NPR in the car: Finally some sanity in the Genarlow Wilson case. But it never should have taken this long, and most particularly, should never have been...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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