Turns out, the word "filibuster" was originally another word for "pirate." Specifically, a pirate during what's called The Golden Age of Piracy or, to be more specific (and honest) Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean and Spanish Main. Roughly, from 1650 or so until 1720 or so was when all the stuff that defines … Continue reading It’s about a filibuster.
I did have an idea about what to do with myself - a plan, if you will - when I hit 50. Inspired by the otherwise tedious Assassination Tango, staring the usually much more interesting Robert Duvall, I'd plan on doing that. Not the assassinating or even the tangoing, but I had planned on learning … Continue reading You know, I had a plan.
It's Thursday and I'm writing this because I want to get it out of my head. I'm still taking a break. Anyhow. Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to be the next Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, taking old boss Stephen Breyer's place when he steps down this summer. She won the vote with a 53-47 score … Continue reading Friday, April 7, 2022
I am still taking a break. It's been a drag, beloved, and sometimes you need to air out the attic. Part of it - hell, probably most of it - is my own bad wiring. I've been on a stone-cold bummer since before Christmas and losing Otis just made it worse. Or made it all … Continue reading Wednesday, April 6, 2022
We're going to be shut down for a little bit. I'll get back to you when I get back to you. If you must know what I think or what topics look important, follow me on Twitter. Posting will be light there, too, though.
There isn't much pulling on my attention today, so I'm giving it a miss. We're dealing with some nasty weather down here in Enon Holler but it seems the worst is blowing through. Trump is actively asking Putin for dirt on the Bidens, but I don't think much will come out of that. The chicanery … Continue reading Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Look. I don't make a habit of watching awards shows anyway, so I didn't watch the Oscars last night. I have seen the video of Will Smith slapping the taste out of Chris Rock's mouth, but I honestly don't care. I will say, however, if there's a possibility a presenter might get smacked for being … Continue reading Monday, March 28, 2022
Okay, let's get something down. The Tupelo City Council held another meeting today to discuss the whole marijuana thing. As we discussed Wednesday, they got the city all squared away concerning where growers and dispensaries could do their business. There wasn't any change to what was hammered out Tuesday and the Council will meet April 5 to decide … Continue reading Friday, March 25, 2022