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Not a Day Like All Days, But a Bit Different! by The Elephant's Child
August 15, 2021, 3:50 pm
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Headlines at Frontp : “Biden Sends 5,000 Troops to Afghanistan, Blames Trump”

Taliban insurgents add the capitals of Herat, Kandahar, Badghis, and Helmand provinces to their string of conquests in about 12 hours.

That kind of sums the whole thing up, doesn’t it?

I went looking for some pictures to illustrate the post, and discovered that all the pictures show people on bicycles. No cars, no trucks. I imagine there are, at least, trucks. They need some foodstuffs and things from other countries, don’t they? Imagine fighting a war on bicycles. It’s a fairly dicey part of the world, constant wars and attacks, dicey neighbors. Greenfield says that Afghanistan was never going to work. :”There Was Never a Solution to Afghanistan” It seems to be a very religious part of the world, and religious wars are even nastier than the other kind if that’s possible.

So is America supposed to accept the role of being the world’s policeman? I thought we were in the midst of some kind of bright ideas about one world government, or something like that. And then there are the Climate Wars, where we have to drop everything else and just panic because the changing climate is going to end our world in just a few years anyway. Maybe Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown has the right idea after all. Just don’t teach the kids how to read.

OK, fire Kate Brown, We got rid of Andrew Cuomo, even if for the wrong crime, bottom pinching is clearly far worse than killing off a bunch of old people who were getting up there and going to die anyway. Recall California’s governor Newsom. We are Americans, a powerful people, and we can get the important things done. The University of Wisconsin at Madison just removed a Very Large Rock that students deemed “racist” though I’m not clear on why it was racist. It was HUGE! 75 Tons! Cost $75,000! to please the snowflakes on campus, who apparently graduated from Kate Brown’s high schools in Oregon and never learned to read.

So there you have Sunday, August 15th, 2021.

ADDENDUM: Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in on Twitter to compliment President Biden on his clarity of purpose up there at Camp David.

Nancy Pelosi@SpeakerPelosi·The President is to be commended for the clarity of purpose of his statement on Afghanistan and his action. The Taliban must know the world is watching its actions. We are concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls.

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About that rock on the UW-Madison campus…

How was the rock “racist”? Simple. In a 1925 description of the rock in a pamphlet someone found, a certain description of it was used. A particular word, in fact. Now, the use of this word as a descriptor was not limited to this one rock… no, it a common term (at the time) for any dark rock in a geological formation surrounded by lighter colored rock. The particular word was “n*gg*rh**d” (insert an “i”, two “e”‘s, and an “a” where you feel they ought to go).

It should be noted that the particular word was only used once, 96 years ago, as a descriptor. But, apparently, that was why it needed to go.


Comment by Lon Mead

So nice to have you back, Lon! Thought it was probably something like that.


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