September rambling: torched

the wanton, uninterrupted, tragic destruction

From Wrong Hands
The Inevitable Whitelash Against Racial Justice Has Started.

America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens.

September 29 on Zoom: “Agitate!” Frederick Douglass and Ireland: A Conversation about history, solidarity, racial justice in Ireland, and the US.

State of New York State History: 1827 Freedom Bicentennial Commission Covid-19 Casualty.

Oakland residents convinced the city to rethink how it tackled gun violence.

Tennessee passed a bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies. This could revoke the right to vote.

Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel.

The dream about my ‘only you’.

Ken Levine interviews writer Bill Persky part one and part two.


Weekly Sift: The Four Big Lies of the Republican Convention and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: RNC 2020 and Kenosha.

Florida Man Leads His State to the Morgue.

History’s a Joke! Laugh! We Need It.

The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist from the Carnegie Library.

Why Politics Makes You So Angry.


In newly revealed recorded interviews with Bob Woodward, he knew the coronavirus was much deadlier than the seasonal flu but that he “wanted to always play it down.” He Breaks With US History of Global Cooperation in Eradicating Diseases.

He May Have Broken the Law by Encouraging NC Residents to Try and Vote Twice, and For a Second Day in a Row.

Fox reporter confirms story that he slurred troops. Gold Star families react. ‘He Is a Draft Dodger’, Brutal New Lincoln Project Ad Charges.

His EPA Chief Lays Out Vision for Agency Critics Warn Would Create ‘Apocalyptic, Devastated Planet’. ‘Disaster for Endangered Species and the Natural World’: Advocates Decry Move to Gut Habitat Protection Law.

His hires are sabotaging Voice of America and transforming its journalism.

The real threat to law and order is found with his enablers, lackeys, and bottom-dwellers.

Federal judge orders regime to stop detaining asylum-seeking children at hotels.

He Despises His Supporters Too.

Despite reality, he said he won the popular vote in 2016 ‘in a true sense’.

At least, the Nazis love him.


I got my flu shot last week. Just saying.

From xkcd

Washington Post editorial board: “But beyond the low unemployment rate he gained and lost, history will record his presidency as a march of wanton, uninterrupted, tragic destruction. America’s standing in the world, loyalty to allies, commitment to democratic values, constitutional checks and balances, faith in reason and science, concern for Earth’s health, respect for public service, belief in civility and honest debate, beacon to refugees in need, aspirations to equality and diversity and basic decency — he torched them all.”

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. -Edith Sitwell, poet (7 Sep 1887-1964)

Now I Know

When Candy Land was the Game of Life and The Accidental Case for Loose Morals and The Literal No Man’s Land and The Missing Marathoner and Why Cats and Salad Ingredients Don’t Mix and When Little Leaguers Need to Play to Lose.


Stabat mater– Julia Perry.

End Credits suite from Black Panther, written by Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson.

Coverville 1322: Joe Jackson Cover Story and Justin Townes Earle Tribute and 1323: Van Morrison Cover Story and September Songs.

Kreutzer Violin Sonata No. 9– Beethoven.

Weekend Diversion: Yazoo.

Quarantined Brits Play Recorder From Balconies.

K-Chuck Radio: Wait, there’s a new Midnight Oil song?

There’s a lot of mashups that haven’t been done… but just you wait…

Getting to Know You – Julie Andrews.

Teach me, O Lord – Thomas Attwood.


That’s Just the Way Willie Nelson Rolls

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