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Hunting with the Curmudgeon: Part Six

Eighteen minutes into the day and the plan had gone to shit! Rather than blissful unawareness of election results I knew The Hairball had prevailed. The news (despite being unwanted knowledge) made me buoyant. The same feeling you get when … Continue reading

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Hunting with the Curmudgeon: Part Five

No plan survives contact with the enemy. Field Marshall Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke We had a plan. It began as intended: Mingo and I unplugged from the media (which had gone full retard for Hillary), Dr. Mingo (and … Continue reading

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A Translation

On November, 21st Trump posted an announcement on YouTube. (Hat tip to Maggie’s Farm.) Three points: Direct to YouTube is brilliant! Why hasn’t this been happening for a decade? You can’t stop the signal! The media can suck it! There’s … Continue reading

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Hunting with the Curmudgeon: Part Four

I should explain something about my last post. You know how I said “the deer won’t move in this wind”? Well they did. You know how I said “you won’t see a buck”? Well, Dr. Mingo saw a buck. You … Continue reading

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Hunting With The Curmudgeon: Part Three

[Editors note: previous posts in this series were titled “I’m Back”. Lame! I went back and re-titled them.] Dr. Mingo arrived, banjo and all, via the ritual torture called commercial airline travel. I was the extraction team. I swooped into … Continue reading

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Hunting With The Curmudgeon: Part Two

I’m telling this story backwards. I started with the day of the election… its dénouement. That’s not the start of the story. What you did on election day is your business but I planned for not only election day but several days … Continue reading

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Hunting With The Curmudgeon

[There are many ways to experience election day, this is one.] With timeless unhurried grace the sun rose. It was cold. I wanted it to rise faster. The sun doesn’t give a shit. I sat there and shivered. I was … Continue reading

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Propaganda Sucks Even When You Know It’s Propaganda: Final Post

[This post was typed a few days ago. I didn’t get time to finish it. Done or not I’d all along pre-planned a “media vacation” and time was up. Rather than submit to further media asshattery I set this half … Continue reading

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The Cubs Won The World Series

The. Cubs. Won. Normally I don’t pay attention to sportsball but… holy shit! The. Cubs. Won. It has been an immutable law of the universe. It existed my whole life. It simply is what it is; gravity points down, the … Continue reading

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Propaganda Sucks Even When You Know It’s Propaganda: Part 3

America and Russia spent decades poised to blow each other (and everyone else) into tiny radioactive bits. It built and it built and it built…. and then poof… over a few short years mutually assured destruction faded away. The great … Continue reading

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