Archive for May, 2021

In Memoriam (May 31, 2021)

Posted in War on May 31, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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J          “_.”

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K          “_.”

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[See “Memorial Day: US Nuclear-Capable Bombers, NATO Warplanes Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in One Day” in “Antiwar.com” dated May 31, 2021 by Rick Rozoff.]

[See the e-commentary at “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  In Memoriam (May 25, 2020)”, “In Memoriam (May 26, 2014)” and “In Memoriam (May 30, 2011)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Away bombs

Masks, Mandates And mRNA Vaccines: The Great Divide (May 24, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Vaccine on May 24, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “A devoted masker in late January of 2020 no longer shares the same devotion in early June of 2021.  Much about the mRNA vaccines is troubling, very troubling.  Now that the government mask mandates are relaxed, public places are relaxing their requirements and letting individuals who self-identify as vaccinated to enter without sporting a mask.  However, my research suggests that many if not most individuals who have not had a vaccine are strolling insouciantly if not defiantly into public places without a mask.”    

J          “I believe in masks.  I believe in mandatory mask requirements.  I believe in mandatory mRNA vaccines.”

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Bumper sticker of the week:

[See the e-commentary at “Seeing 20/20 In 2021 (January 4, 2021)”, “The Vaccine: The Shot Felt Round The World (November 23, 2020)”, “Vaccine Vacillation And Vicissitudes (December 14, 2020)” and “The Populace Is “Dis-ed”: Discombobulated, Disequilibrated, Disquieted, Disconcerted, Dislocated, Disillusioned, Disappointed, Dismayed, Dissed And Dis-ed (February 8, 2021)”.]

The Great Divide.  Coming to a country/county near you.

TeeVee, The Fondle Slab And L’Internet (May 17, 2021)

Posted in Fondle Slab, Internet, Television on May 17, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Last time I ventured a guess, I concluded that I watch about 30 hours of traditional television a year.  Some of the viewing is logged under ‘social science research’ rather than ‘entertainment’ or ‘educational’ activities.  You will not be surprised to be reminded that I still have no television cable service.”

J          “About 50 hours, give or take about 50 hours.  Or a little more or less.  Some of our watching is hybrid television.  The only boob tube in the house is ensconced in the corner in the basement near other things in storage.”

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K          “Now the amount of time I am enslaved by the fondle slab is another story.  A daily nightmare really.  Too much viewing.  Je suis addicted.”

J          “You may cut the cord, but we all are tethered by the signal.  If I could do it, I would do away with the Internet entirely including all the positive avenues and opportunities it has created.  Eliminate.  The.  Internet.  Period.”

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[See the e-commentary at ““Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015)” Revisited:  The “Fondle Slab” Enslaves Us All (January 28, 2019)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

If you are not paying for the product, you are the prey

Graduation Advice: Eschew Fear (May 10, 2021)

Posted in Graduation Advice on May 10, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “You have been through this drill over the past year.  If this signal is now coming through to you or to some of you, we can proceed with the second virtual graduation ceremony in school history.  Learn to eschew fear.  I realize.  Easy to say; hard to do.”

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K          “Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’21 . . . learn to eschew fear. . . .  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, learn to eschew fear.  You have been studying and partying and extracurricularing at a frantic and frenetic pace.  Now is the time to learn to eschew fear.  Fear debilitates and demoralizes and immobilizes and immolates.  Look at who is trying intentionally to frighten you.  We are in the halcyon days of the Virus and the Vaccines and their consequences.  The future will not be as calm.  But learn to eschew fear.”

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K          “And wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps.  Eat dessert.  First.  Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  And learn to eschew fear.”

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J          “Go East, young person.  Go to Rome, D.C. and get in on the looting before it is too late.”

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[See the “Sunscreen Column”, the Wikipedia article “Wear Sunscreen” and listen to “Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.]

[See the e-commentary at “Graduation Advice:  Stop, Pause, Think (May 18, 2020)”, “Graduation Advice:  Learn To Tie a Bowline (And A Bow Tie) (May 13, 2019)”; “Graduation Advice:  Eat Dessert.  First. (May 14, 2018)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Chainsaw Safety Chaps; Cut With Care (May 15, 2017)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Hearing Protection; Listen Attentively (May 16, 2016)” and the advice to youth at “Go East, Young Person (August 25, 2014)”.] 

Bumper stickers of the week:

Wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps and eat dessert.  First.   Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  Learn to eschew fear.

Eschew fear.

Oh, And Happy May Day And World Press Freedom Day! (May 3, 2021)

Posted in First Amendment, Freedom / Liberty, Newspapers, Press/Media on May 3, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Let us also proclaim it National Irony Days.  I cannot remember a time when there were more restrictions and road blocks by public and private entities on free speech.  The technology makes it so easy to throw a switch and disconnect a citizen.”

J          “Exercising your right of free speech if exercised to challenge those in power jeopardizes your personal freedom and threatens your life.  These actions are not just having a ‘chilling effect’ on free speech, they are ‘deep freezing’ free speech.”

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K          “The threat to one’s life and the possibility of being suicided is very real and a clear and present danger.”

J          “And unreal.  Anyone raising a serious and fundamental challenge to the system knows that he or she risks his or her life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness.”

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[See the e-commentary on “Third Annual “Cameo In Courage” Award For 2018 (April 9, 2018)”, “Alex J. / J. Assange And The First Amendment (August 13, 2018)” and “The Persecution Of Assange And The Feckless MSM (September 21, 2020)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Free the press

Antony Blinken Hypocrisy Award coming soon!

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