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Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Teaching Day

Off to the City under blue skies... Guy Debord and Naomi Klein today, Spring Break begins tomorrow... Things are looking up (so long as I don't look at the headlines till I get back home no doubt).

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wannabe Dictator In Plain Sight

via PolitcalWire:
President Trump appeared to threaten potential violence against his political opponents, telling Breitbart [find it yourself] that “it would be very bad, very bad” if his supporters were provoked into getting “tough.” Said Trump: “I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump -- I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough -- until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”
No, I'm not "surprised" -- I'm disgusted, enraged, and as righteously motivated to expose and defeat Republican authoritarians (and their enablers) as ever, thanks.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Barbara Lee Speaks For Me Daily

Today's Random Wilde

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Monday, March 11, 2019

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Rain Check

Handfuls of icy rain but also, and much more to the point, scattered hailstorms and rumbling thunderclaps of my midwestern upbringing have curiously migrated to the East Bay where they are the rarest and weirdest of occurrences... and that means no Sunday walk and brunch again this wet unwarm winter. Probably for the best: still reading a very fine if sprawling thesis by one of my grad students in preparation for her final review tomorrow. That and lecture prep more than fill this day with work and worry -- relaxation later, spring break is just one week away now. Just in time.

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