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Recently retired from piddlin' around. Now mostly just phartin' around.

Updated on July 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Re: “Stu Soffer off state Election Commission

Here's something from the Wikipedia article on Martha Mitchell which I didn't know. All youse probably have heard it but I ain't.

'The "Martha Mitchell effect", in which a psychiatrist mistakenly or willfully identifies a patient's true but extraordinary claims as delusions, was later named after her.'

Larn sumpin ever day and purty soon you'll know, meybe, a half-dozen facks. Ed-you-kaye-shun! Can't beat it with a stick!

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Posted by Olphart on 03/23/2018 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Stu Soffer off state Election Commission

"If it hadn't been for Martha Mitchell, there'd have been no Watergate." -- Richard Nixon. He didn't mean the break in. It was the aftermath.


It appears that the world owes a lot to Jefferson County. Might there be another fair lady waiting in the wings, Razor? I suspect that you ain't the one to ask, though.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/23/2018 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Thank goodness: Friday

Silverback got just what he wanted for his birthday today. No! I ain't talkin' about a Trump resignation but I wish I was. The next best thing was a fresh orbit around the sun. Really, the sun ain't all that much to see. It's like some people, hard to look at but I hear that the Sun is absolutely necessary. Not so with the people.

Uh, got off message there... Happy Birthday! Silverback. Good luck on yer trip.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/23/2018 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Thank goodness: Friday

Thanks for the heads up on those 2 upcoming documentaries, NVR. The excitement must be overwhelming already for Steven about the Parkland movement. And, baker, won't want to miss the show about MLK and the media - two of his most favorite subjects in the whole wide world.

Maybe they'd be so kind as to write their reviews later on tonight so we can read them ahead of time. Exploited kids and an exploited race! Can't wait.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/23/2018 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Missing State Hospital patient provided contraband

Well, he does have those Count Dracula eyes. That may work better on women than the Bette Davis kind.

Probably shouldn't romanticize too much though. The Count always left a mangled mess wherever he went. I hope this incident has a better outcome.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/23/2018 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Race and the police: An unarmed black man in Sacramento, a terrorist in Austin, Texas, the LRPD

Sorry. I always get Calvary and cavalry mixed up. Too much religion on the brain.

While I'm here, thank you, Jim.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/22/2018 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Why you should support the ACLU: Panhandling

I must have made "perceceptually" up there in my uncontrolled enthusiasm. I meant "perceptually", I think.

I correct this now because baker is always a stickler regarding my spelling. He's nailed me on more than one occasion.

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Posted by Olphart on 03/22/2018 at 11:24 PM

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