Another postcard.

One of my aims on this trip was to break out of my bubbles, plural, and to that end I have:

1) Listened to a fair amount of AM radio;
2) Eaten at Chick-Fil-A.

(Hey, I’m only one person.)

The AM radio part is kinda frightening, to be honest. Although I’m impressed by how all the cogs in the right-wing propaganda sphere mesh together so seamlessly. A host refers to another show, confident that the listeners know what he’s talking about (and it’s always a he), who refers to the programming on Fox or Newsmax or one of those, who refers back to the original guy, an ouroboros of misinformation. Although, maybe instead of the snake eating its tail, the image should be of a bull consuming a pile of its own excrement.

While I was listening to this, passing through northwest Ohio, I heard an ad for this guy, Mark Pukita. I imagine he was called Pukeface as a kid, which explains his extremist views. He’s running in Ohio’s crowded U.S. Senate race, and I expect he doesn’t have a chance, but he’s willing to stake out the usual insane positions, which he laid out in fast talk toward the end of the 30-second spot. He’s for “nationwide constitutional carry,” i.e. no gun restrictions anywhere, and a “nationwide heartbeat bill,” i.e. no abortion after a detectable heartbeat, and he signed off with “Let’s go Brandon.”

(Friends, I have never been so envious as I was yesterday, when my N.C. friends were driving me to my car and we passed a let’s-go-Brandon sign, and they had to ask me what it meant.)

Anyway, turns out ol’ Pukeface is an anti-Semite, too:

A Republican Senate candidate in Ohio is doubling down on a controversial campaign ad, insisting voters need to be aware of an important fact: that the frontrunner in the primary is Jewish.

Mark Pukita, an IT entrepreneur in the crowded GOP race, during a Thursday night candidate forum defended a campaign ad that questioned the faith of opponent Josh Mandel.

Ugh. Well, he doesn’t stand a chance against the other motherfuckers in that race, who are all thoroughly terrible. Just in different ways.

Anyway, hello from Atlanta. What a long drive (hence the Chick-Fil-A), complicated by rain for the last 200 miles or so, but oh well. It can’t all be like yesterday on the Outer Banks:

You can see why the tides are an important factor to consider when planning a visit to the northernmost Outer Banks. Here’s li’l Gus, who was standing in the driveway when we left:

Gus was imported to the wild herd a while back, to freshen up the gene pool. He’s a stallion. (I verified.) He likes to hang around my friends’ road, they said. It was nice of him to see me off.

Wild horses aren’t truly wild, of course, just feral. So they’re pretty well habituated to people, which explains why you can come fairly close to them. Gus had a girlfriend with him, who was much taller. So see, short guys, there’s hope for you.

Now to drink my coffee, do Wordle, and think about the day.

It’s so warm here. Ahh.

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60 responses to “Another postcard.”

  1. Jenine said on February 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Lordy, that beach pic is a balm. We’re hoping to get to the Outer Banks this summer. It’s the best beaches, reminds me of the Gulf Coast of Florida from my childhood. Go Gus! We saw some tourists trying to get selfies with the wild horses on our last trip. They did not get kicked, to our disappointment.

    Pukeface reminds me of my reaction to a TX governor candidate’s billboards when we drove to Austin for xmas. (Something about illegals taking your jobs.) The outrage is exhausting.

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  2. basset said on February 22, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Those people can vote, and they can breed. Scary.

    My wild horse experience has been limited to those at Cumberland Island, Georgia, which I would definitely recommend as an interesting place to visit.

    Nance, if you’re coming up 75 the unclaimed-baggage place at Scottsboro, Alabama (“The Nation’s Only Retailer of Lost Luggage”) is a lot more interesting than it sounds and not far out of your way. Any place you can get a pair of new 501s with the tags still on for $10 is worth a visit.

    https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/

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  3. ROGirl said on February 22, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Gus is too adorable. No wonder he has a tall girlfriend.

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  4. Jason T. said on February 22, 2022 at 11:19 am

    AM talk radio really has to be heard to be believed. It makes Newsmax and OANN seem professional by comparison. Rush Limbaugh was a pale shadow of what’s commonplace on that dial now.

    Literally nothing about our anti-vax, pro-Putin, anti-LGBTQ, pro-Christian Nationalist Republican Party surprises me — I’ve been hearing it for years on talk radio.

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  5. susan said on February 22, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Are those patches of snow around Gus? Or cottonwood fluff?

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  6. alex said on February 22, 2022 at 11:44 am

    The horses on Chincoteague may be feral, but they’ll snuggle up to you if they think you’ll feed them Doritos or whatever junk food you happen to have in your car and they’re quite persistent.

    Speaking of the right-wing mood of the moment, my mother’s obituary identified my significant other by his obviously masculine name, and I find it interesting that none of the rabid right-wingers in the office have offered condolences and avoid my gaze when passing me in the halls. At least they’re not ranting at me for upending social norms and forcing the gay agenda down their throats, so there’s that.

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  7. nancy said on February 22, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    That’s sand, Susan.

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  8. Julie Robinson said on February 22, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Alex, D experienced the same reaction after his dad died too, without any similar details in the obit. He thought people just didn’t know what to say, or how. Still, I’m sorry.

    And on a lighter note, we came THIS close to supporting the legal defense of Joel Greenberg, crooked Florida pol and pal of Matt Gaetz. A dental office on our insurer’s list of providers had high recommendations but when we called they said they would doublecheck on the coverage and get back to us. A week later they hadn’t, and when we brought it up our son told us it was owned by the Greenberg family.

    So, I think we dodged a bullet in a couple of ways, but we still have to find a dentist. So far everyone we’ve called tells us they stopped accepting the insurance.

    And can someone please tell me how Putin has legitimate legal permission from separatists to invade Ukraine? It’s as if the Michigan crazies who wanted to attack the governor a couple years back justified it by claiming she wasn’t the true governor. I mean, you start doing this and suddenly people are not believing election results and storming the nation’s Capitol, and…oh, wait, that already happened here.

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  9. susan said on February 22, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Nancy @7— Well, you can tell my lived experience in not in the US southeast! I actually thought snow could not have been an option, since you said it was warm there. But cottonwood fluff accumulates just like that here in the spring in the Great Northwest. Sand was not on my list of observations. Must be thin-to-no-soils in that location with sand at the surface like that.

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  10. Julie Robinson said on February 22, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Susan, Orlando soil looks like that too. Kind of refreshing after 40 years of Indiana clay, but also needs a lot of amendments.

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  11. alex said on February 22, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Julie for your reassurance at 8. That possibility occurred to me too, although the guy who thinks January 6 was staged by Antifa and that COVID vaccines destroy fertility isn’t usually at a loss for words so much as for opportunities to voice them.

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  12. Deborah said on February 22, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Gus is a cutie. I had no idea there were feral horses around that area. We have a lot of wild horses in the southwest, but you wouldn’t want to get near them, at least I wouldn’t. Our neighbors in Abiquiu have a couple of short, shaggy Norwegian horses that are weird looking. Lots of our neighbors have horses and some of them have adopt wild ones that have been somewhat tamed but they scare me. Many in the wilds suffer during these droughts we’ve been having and they look emaciated it’s so sad.

    Well today I officially got prescribed anxiety medicine. I had a telehealth session with my Chicago Dr today. My anxiety levels are off the charts so I decided it was time, she had recommended it before but I’ve held off as long as I could. She prescribed Zoloff which I picked up today at the pharmacy, I’m going to wait until tomorrow morning’s breakfast to start taking them, I’m supposed to start with a half of a pill for a week or two. What I have is the lowest dosage so we’ll see how they work, may have to increase the dosage later, we shall see. One of the things that has been filling me with anxiety is driving or being a passenger when someone else is driving. You have no idea how out of the way I will drive to avoid having to make a left turn without a left turn arrow. I freaked out when we were on the LA freeways a couple of weeks ago, I was very close to having a panic attack which I had only once before many years ago when I had to be physically shaken to calm down. I thought I was weird for becoming so full of anxiety about driving and thought it had to do with aging but my Dr told me today that it’s not weird and she has had 20 year old patients who have had to quit driving altogether because they had become paralyzed by the fear of it.

    I think I told you guys about our umbrella that became airborne last summer when a sudden shear wind came up and took it away, we had no idea where it ended up? Well, today we could see it on the other side of our fence in the former Boys and Girls Club athletic field. The thing is we looked all around there for it and never saw it before, so I guess it’s been blowing around in nooks and crannies for months.

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  13. Ann said on February 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Deborah, I’ve been on (generic) zoloft for depression for something like 20 years now. Sometimes I’m feeling good enough that 25 mg works for me as long as I’m also getting some exercise. Sometimes, like this winter, I need to bump it up to 50. I hope it works as well for your anxiety as it does for my depression. Really cheap, too.

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  14. Deborah said on February 22, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    What’s weird is I’ve always loved road trips and I still do, what gets me freaked out is driving on fast paced freeways through cities where I’m not familiar with exits etc. I will drive way out of my way to avoid freeways and take surface roads and when I have no choice but to take a freeway I’m a mess. If someone else is driving I bury my nose in my phone to distract myself. I feel like I’m going to stroke out and it’s getting worse. I think drivers are getting way out of control speeding, changing lanes recklessly, and being distracted themselves by texts and phones. Is it just me and my anxiety problems or are others noticing this?

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  15. Dexter Friend said on February 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    I watch only basketball and news on network TV, but I cannot escape the ad-flooding of this goddam prick Mike Gibbons, who calls himself “Trump strong” and disses any of his opponents who ever said any-damn-thing against Trump. He’s a fat fucking pig. Mandel is a ghoul of sorts, look-wise. We have plenty more “Let’s Go Brandon” flags here now. I have only seen one Biden bumper sticker here since the election.
    In Red Rock Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas, tame feral burros roam freely. They are so sweet. I didn’t get too close, but they weren’t flinching.
    Deborah, freeways are full of bad drivers, right. I had a long phobia with mountain tunnels after a closed MRI years ago. Out of nowhere I entered Big Walker Mountain Tunnel on I-77 and BAM! …instant panic attack, then a few minutes later at Bland Tunnel, same thing. After curing myself watching YouTube videos of tunnel driving, no recurrence, yet. I did the same cure after a mild panic attack upon boarding a plane in Columbus, bound for Phoenix…very unpleasant. When I got home I watched a few YouTubes of people in aircrafts, enjoying themselves, and the next time I flew, Columbus to Las Vegas, no problems. That MRI set my defenses off, claustrophobia maximus. Now I’m OK in elevators and planes. My last MRI was an open MRI. I don’t want to go into that tube ever again.

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  16. Jeff Gill said on February 23, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Dexter, my wife says when the Gibbons ads go by “he looks like he’d take about one punch in the mouth before he’d turn and run.” But now Mandel is running his TV ads, and contrary to what some might believe, being a Marine does not mean you have to be a macho posturing jerk, but Josh is reinforcing that stereotype. Interesting watching how Dolan is trying to find a lane not-so-right-wingy while appealing to primary voters in the Ohio GOP.

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  17. LAMary said on February 23, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Years ago, camping near Canon City, CO, a retired Army mule visited my campsite. We knew he was an Army mule by his brand. He liked getting petted and fed whatever stuff we offered and he hung around the tent for a couple of days. He was like a big stray dog.

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  18. Deborah said on February 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

    LAMary, reading your first 2 sentences I thought you were talking about a person, calling an asshole army vet a mule. Then I realized you meant a real mule.

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  19. Jeff Borden said on February 23, 2022 at 11:59 am

    I’ve never seen anything like what I’m witnessing now. . .a race among Republicans to fellate Vladimir Putin while ignoring the destruction of a struggling democracy in Ukraine. The knobs in Ohio sicken me. I’m glad my father is in the grave. His heart would break or his brain would explode or both.

    Of course, when the former preznit is blowing kisses at Putin and wishing ‘Murica would send hundreds of tanks to the southern border to keep out all those black and brown people, you have to expect the other termites in the nest are going to follow suit.

    If tRump had been preznit in 1939: “Savvy move by Hitler moving into Sudetenland. Hitler is showing incredible strength with this bold move.”

    If tRump had been preznit in 1941: “Smart calculations by Toro and Yamamoto to strike on a Sunday morning. Those are smart, tough guys. We could use some smart, tough guys like that in our military.”

    Mother of Dog, I’m so fucking sick of this “man” and his cult. Just so fucking sick.

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  20. alex said on February 23, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    The Ohio GOP Senate primary reminds me of Indiana’s in 2018 when our Trump toady Senator Mike Braun ran as a political neophyte against a couple of other Republican assholes and all tried to out-asshole each other in a campaign so ugly that none of their reputations have recovered, not that any of them were well thought of to start with.

    Billionaire Braun prevailed, having outspent his competitors by magnitudes, and having held himself up as a renegade outsider while casting the others as corrupt self-dealing career pols who weren’t Trumpy enough. Now he’s in trouble with the FEC over his own shady campaign financing, but I doubt anything will come of it.

    Glad I don’t live in Ohio, though.

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  21. susan said on February 23, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    I grew up in south-western Ohio, where some of us said, “At least this isn’t Indiana, or Kentucky.” A distinction with very hazy lines. I got outta there as soon as I was able. Hard to believe that it’s way worse now. Well, this whole shit-hole country is way worse, now, so Ohio is just a bell wether, I suppose. Indiana just being Indiana.

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  22. Mssr. Coffee said on February 23, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Time I checked in. Age 68, no jab, no mask, feeling wonderful! I know you’ll be happy to get this news.

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  23. Scout said on February 23, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    I got both Wordle and Nerdle in 3 today. Yay me.

    It’s raining cats and dogs here in Phx. Tomorrow we are heading down to Bisbee to spend a couple days wandering around the funky little museums and galleries, drink a bunch of locally brewed beer and catch some live music. It’s going to be chilly (to us) so we’re digging out the long underwear.

    Periodic reminder to never feed trolls.

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  24. Jeff Borden said on February 23, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    I’ll take the overwhelming corruption of Illinois politicians over the totalitarian wannabes in Ahia. Is it the Fuckeye State yet?

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  25. LAMary said on February 23, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    In case anyone is interested in the details of Trump’s interview with some Trump friendly radio guys…

    https://tinyurl.com/3jdzr72w

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  26. Jeff Borden said on February 23, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    I have to ask. . .how was Chick-fil-A? There’s one next to the building where I teach, but I’ve studiously avoided ever entering. Ownership support and hefty donations to backers of anti-gay legislation killed any interest. I’ll take Harold’s, a local, black-owned chicken shop, over the corporate christians.

    We’ve been invited to a “high tea” at the Drake Hotel this Sunday to celebrate a birthday. Does that mean they’ll be serving cannabis-derived tea? Or are we supposed to get high before drinking the tea?

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  27. jcburns said on February 23, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Mssr. Coffee, PLEASE get vaccinated and wear a mask when you’re around other people. Not for you, but for them. For all of us.

    Please.

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  28. alex said on February 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Jeff B, I was once treated to high tea at the Drake many years ago. It was fun. I suggest not getting high before you go or you won’t have any memory of it later.

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  29. Scout said on February 23, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Went to a high tea at Huntingdon Gardens several years ago. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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  30. alex said on February 23, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Got Lewdle in 3 tries today!

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  31. David C said on February 23, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    My opinion on Chick fil A. It’s a fried chicken sandwich. It’s fine but nothing special. Not really much different than what you get at KFC or Popeye’s.

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  32. Deborah said on February 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    I too got Wordle in 3 today, haven’t tried Nerdle or Lewdle yet. I actually got Wordle in 2 once, it was a lucky guess.

    Got my phone screen replaced today, it’s so nice not to have to read through the cracks anymore.

    It’s colder and very windy in Santa Fe today, maybe snow tonight.

    So far not having side effects from starting anxiety meds, except dry mouth, but I’m only taking half a pill for a week or two. Well actually I’m probably having a little brain fogginess too.

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  33. dexter said on February 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Great historical “what if?” there, Jeff B. .

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  34. Dexter said on February 23, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Jeff B. That Judas Iscariot, now there was a man with real manly balls with that betrayal kiss.

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  35. LAMary said on February 23, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I ate at Chick fil A once in Denver airport. Our flight was delayed and I had two young boys with me. We got the kid meal and the surprise that came with it was a cassette of Bible stories. All New Testament.

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  36. basset said on February 23, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    I have heard Chick Fil A referred to as “God’s chicken” here in Tennessee. They do make a good sandwich, no better than Popeye’s in my opinion and way ahead of KFC, with McDonald’s not even in it.

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  37. Julie Robinson said on February 23, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    My mom likes Chick-fil-A so we’ve been a handful of times. They do make a pretty good grilled chicken sandwich which is good because I’ll only eat fried chicken if you put a gun to my head.

    Besides the owner’s hateful politics, I’ve never made so much trash with one meal. So. Much. Plastic. Packaging.

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  38. Jeff Gill said on February 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    For all the local media folk around here, a moment on the street:

    https://twitter.com/wsyx6/status/1496500932267364352

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  39. alex said on February 23, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I got dragged to Chick-Fil-A once, way before I knew anything about their politics. Wasn’t impressed with their mediocre junk food. No trouble boycotting them once they revealed themselves because I wouldn’t have done business there anyway.

    On the other hand, I’m more than happy to endorse Penzeys where I shopped even before I knew anything about their politics. They’ve gone all balls out and more power to ’em:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10414483/Penzeys-Spices-CEO-slammed-renames-MLK-Day-Republicans-racist-weekend.html

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  40. beb said on February 23, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Julie@8 asked how Putin can claim annexation of parts of Eastern Ukraine. Mostly it’s a waving of fig leaves and naked aggression. Pro-Russian terrorists have been in control of two cities in Eastern Ukraine. They have been making claims of being independent cities. So Putin has unilaterally declared them sovereign states, along with large swath of land around each city. And since Ukraine has been trying to retake these cities that makes these phoney sovereign states under attack by an outside force and thus Russia is forced FORCED to defend these two regions.

    It’s a master-class example of Fake News.

    I’ve never eaten at a Chik-fil-a. I have sampled a number of chicken sandwiches since Popeye made them popular. Popeye’s remains the best with a real, whole chicken breast heavily breaded and deep fried. Church’s chicken sandwich was OK. Church’s remains my favorite for deep fried chicken with a great crust but their sandwich was only OK. Burger King’s breaded sandwich was bland. I’m not sure I ever had a McDonald’s or a KFC chicken sandwich.

    It’s disturbing that all three Republicans running for Michigan Attorney General largely did not know what the Griswold decision was and when explained all agreed that Griswold was wrong. Griswold found an implied right to privacy which allowed people to sell, possess and use birth control. It was later the foundation for Roe v Wade. It Griswold is overturned that not merely abortion can be banned but everything from the morning after pill, to condoms, gay marriages and so much more.

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  41. susan said on February 23, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    It Griswold is overturned that not merely abortion can be banned but everything from the morning after pill, to condoms, gay marriages and so much more.

    That’s always been the Republican goal. Or maybe I should say, some of their goals.

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  42. Dexter Friend said on February 24, 2022 at 3:38 am

    McD’s and KFC sandwiches are for shit. Horribly dry, but small, less to toss in the bin.
    Putin did it, killed around 30 in some place called Podlsk, after pledging to “de-Nazify” Ukraine leadership.He may yet today move nuclear launching pads into Belarus, pointed at the heart of Ukraine. This should scare the living crap out of everyone, now knowing that Putin has apparently, to world leaders who keep track of him, become “unhinged and isolated”. Michael McFaul, who was stationed in Moscow for Obama said this moments ago. This could spread beyond Ukraine, but let’s hope not. By the way, somebody text Vladimir and tell him Ukraine’s leadership is headed by a Jew, not a Nazi. Hell, sometimes I don’t know what to believe. I mean, I never even heard Ukraine was allegedly governed by neo-nazis until recently.
    No joke, it’s on. McFaul, he who has contacts in Moscow and also Ukraine, said all major cities are now under attack in Ukraine. Boom, and it’s really on.

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  43. David C said on February 24, 2022 at 6:08 am

    I agree with Alex about Penzey’s. He’s not afraid to take a stand on the right (proper) side of things and his warehouse in Milwaukee is the best smelling place in the world. His sister runs a rival spice company to sell to wingnuts.

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  44. Jeff Borden said on February 24, 2022 at 8:45 am

    This is bad. A major land war is breaking out in Europe and our nation is deeply divided politically and culturally. Russia is not a thuggish autocracy intent on imposing its will on a neighboring democratic nation. No, no, no. It’s a cudgel to use against Joe Biden and the Democrats as the mid-terms approach. When the ripple effects of this war start to be felt in higher gas prices, an erratic stock market, shortages of raw materials, etc., will we put the blame on the perpetrator, Vladimir Putin? Not bloody likely.

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  45. Mark P said on February 24, 2022 at 9:06 am

    I saw an interview with a Ukrainian official who said he regrets their decision to get rid of the nukes left in the country after the breakup of the USSR. So now Ukraine serves as an another example of why small nations need nukes, just like Iran and North Korea. Just what the world needs. And the devil’s brigade is on the sidelines cheering for Armageddon.

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  46. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 9:32 am

    I went to bed early last night, woke up before midnight to get some water and looked at my phone, now I’m glued to the internet reading about Ukraine. Hard to believe in the 21st century we’d be watching something like this unfold. Evil, truly evil. Life under a monster authoritarian in Russia, how depressing.

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  47. Sherri said on February 24, 2022 at 11:12 am

    The religious aspect of the war for Ukraine: which version of the Orthodox Church will win?

    https://dianabutlerbass.substack.com/p/next-year-in-kyiv

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  48. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Whoa, that’s creepy Sherri, I had not heard of neo-Christendom before.

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  49. Jeff Borden said on February 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    And this asshole is still at it…

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-russia-ukraine-fox-rigged-election

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  50. Jessica said on February 24, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Penzeys is great, but I wish their stuff was Kosher. I’m not affected personally but a lot of my friends who would otherwise be customers are.

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  51. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Santa Fe has a nice spice shop in the plaza and Chicago has a great one on Wells in Old Town called The Spice House, both of them sell Penzeys stuff. They smell so good when you walk by. The last few times I tried to buy fennel powder at both places they didn’t have it and when they did it cost an arm and a leg. It wasn’t that important to me.

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  52. Sherri said on February 24, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    The challenges of a global workplace: my husband has both Russians and Ukrainians on his team. He has to say something to his team that respects each of them as people, while also staying true to his values.

    And that’s what it came down to: his values. People matter more than ideas.

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  53. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I watched this, very interesting about Putin https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/putins-revenge/, it’s a two parter but it gives some background into current events.

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  54. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    That Frontline 2 parter was aired in 2017 but it explains a lot.

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  55. David C said on February 24, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Fog of war, fog of Twitter, and everything, but it doesn’t sound like things are going very well for the Russian Army. Let’s hope. I want to see the Putin boot lickers have enough egg on their faces to make an omelette the size Pittsburgh.

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  56. Deborah said on February 24, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    People sheltering in the subways in Ukraine, just like WWII London, not a good optic for Putin, I would think.

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  57. Colleen said on February 24, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    LOVE Penzey’s. Their spices and their politics. The Spice House is run by a relative with decidedly different politics.

    Ukraine. I just don’t know. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned that things are going to get scary. And the freaking Republicans….anything to make Biden look bad, even if it means supporting an evil nut job like Putin.

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  58. Little Bird said on February 24, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Putin won’t stop until he is stopped by someone else. People sheltering in the subways only make him feel stronger. He’s more of a megalomaniac than Trump (if that’s even possible).

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  59. Jeff Gill said on February 24, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Deborah, then you really don’t want to look up “dominionism.”

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  60. Suzanne said on February 24, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Jeff, yes. People for years have discounted the Christian Nationalist/Dominionist core of much of American Christianity. It’s there and it’s deep

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