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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: “Report: Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress

The only thing that concerns me about labor is that there will be precious little of it in the future; that most of it will be done by robots and other forms of automation. The 1% will own the robots and have little use for the rest of you. I say "you" because I won't be around to see it. If six strong robots carry me to the grave, I don't want to hear about it. Just program them to be gentle with me.

Whatever happens, it will work itself out. And, oh yes, everything happens for a reason -- no matter how stupid that reason might be.

Try to be good after I've gone.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/18/2019 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Report: Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress

Yes, Marvin, it's true. NYT and other media outlets are reporting on this story about Mueller denying the Buzzfeed report.

It's also true that many people detest Trump and all the avarice which he champions on a daily basis. I also believe that Meuller's investigation will, ultimately, end the Trump administration. Trump will resign and appeal to his Redneck Militia to take up arms and restore him to power. The response will be tepid and downright laughable.

I'm in no big hurry now that the Democrats control the House. I rather enjoy Trump twisting in the wind and I'm looking forward to more of it.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/18/2019 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Report: Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress

Cue the appeals to the Second Amendment folks.

Enter stage right, Steven of Kali.

"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing, end them?"

The audience responds.

"Get thee off the stage!
Why would thou cry havoc
and let slip the dogs of war?
We have come to impeach Trump,
not to bury him.
Out damn spot, we say OUT!

Steven drops his sword , slinks off stage right.

In other words, the gunslingers won't do shit. Yet, I expect to hear their howling at any moment. They might shake their spears but they will never use them.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/18/2019 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Two killed in West Memphis police shooting

Looks like Marvin has seized the initiative here with preemptive strikes zeroing in on what he thinks we were going to say -- none of which had occurred to me.

I might make a comment when I know more about the incident. If the Police were negligent, trigger-happy, or incompetent, I will absolutely mention it; but, other than that, I'll be glad to say that they had no choice in the matter.

As I and others here have said before on this blog, the Police have a tough, underpaid job which most of us wouldn't want.

Back to the manual, Marvin. Try something else. Still no changed minds here that I know of.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/17/2019 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Also on the legislative agenda: Implanted microchips

I think you're right about all but one thing, plainjim. I was just bullshittin' around about Meeks. What's the one thing? It's not the book of Revelations. It's the book of Revelation. There's no 's'. It's not plural.

You give me more credit than I deserve.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/16/2019 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Also on the legislative agenda: Implanted microchips

plainjim, the Book of Revelation was, supposedly, written by an individual named "John". There are many theories about which John it was. Was is John the Apostle? John Doe? Big bad John, or who? I, personally, go with John of Patmos which, according to my research, translates out roughly as "the elder John who makes pizzas" or "Papa John of Pizza" -- not to be confused with that Pisa place in Italy where they pride themselves on faulty buildings for some odd reason.

Is it not chilling to you to realize that Stephen Meeks might be a direct descendent of that very John and, perhaps even Stephen the Martyr, who was stoned to death by Jews shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus? I have other evidence that I'm currently working on but, for the moment, just go here and behold the man:


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Posted by Olphart on 01/16/2019 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Bob Ballinger spits on the voters of Arkansas, wants to roll back minimum wage for thousands

Jody, I'm willing to pay more for a hamburger or a meal if it truly comes down to that. What percentage of your overhead is the extra required minimum wage? I doubt that your prices would have to rise much to cover it plus there's the fact that more workers around town can afford to eat out after the raise. I sympathize with you, but I believe you're overreacting to the situation.

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Posted by Olphart on 01/16/2019 at 6:33 PM

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