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Desperate People Do Desperate Things

Time right now is 11:53 PM .. and the structural HTML for this page is live.

Timestamp Worldclock San Diego 3 August 2020 11:53 PM

Tonight is the August full moon. Groups of coyotes have been howling loudly the last few nights.

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Tropic of Cancer - Page One

For what it's worth .. time right now is » 2:20 PM, here on the left coast. And this page is live.

Timestamp 2:20 PM for Saturday, 20 June 2020, San Diego time, summer solstice

Today is the summer solstice. The word solstice means 'sun stopping.'

This is the exact moment when the sun appears to reach its northerly-most point of 'travel.'

World map clearly identifies Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

( It's really just a cool illusion .. because you and I here on planet earth, we are actually the ones doing the traveling. )

I am talking about the point-of-travel where the sun arrives directly over southern Baja California.

Tropico de Cancer roadside sign Baja California with red_VW bug by David Sanger Photography

This is the point where it comes closest to those of us living here to the north  ..

Looking along the line of the Tropic of Cancer at the monument marker in southern Baja California

.. and then appears to turn around and head back south .. to the distant land of Capricorns .. that time is » 2:43 PM. So we got another 23 mins or so.

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Welcome to Boner-City

Time right now » 11:51 pm Pacific Daylight .. and this page is live.

Time stamp 11:51 pm Pacific Daylight (13 June 2020) and this page is live.

I have not yet written anything here .. but I will be very shortly.

"What am I planning to write in this entry?" you ask? .. here in this page with such an inviting title?

I am sure that you will not be able to handle it.

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It probably matters to nobody but me .. but the HTML for this page was posted live at 11:58 PM on 1 June 2020 (Pacific daylight).

Time-n-date stamp 11:58 PM on 1 June 2020 (PDT)

My previous entry was posted on 19 Mar 2020. It is titled » Extreme Levels of Inequality Exert Unsustainable Levels of Stress Upon the Very Fabric of Society.

As coincidence would have it, this is the same day that the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, issued an order to shutdown the state in response to the CoVid-19 pandemic .. the first such state to do so.

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It probably means nothing to anybody but me .. but the time right now is » 8:37 pm PDT here on the Left coast .. and this page is » live.

Timestamp taken when current page posted live: 8:37 pm Thursday (19 March 2020)

I have not yet written anything here .. but the HTML is ready to receive whatever words and bits I might happen to feel like sending its way.

I do not know exactly what kinds of things I will be addressing here today .. but I have a pretty good idea. (Many things. Some gnarly, some not. This could go anywhere.)

I am actually curious myself .. to see what kinds of things are coming .. after all this time has passed without the posting of any published writing. Very unlike me.

» Have Not Written Anything Since November

These words you are reading here now .. these are pretty much the only words I have written since November, in an entry titled » You are the Funnest Thing to Play With (5 Nov 2019).

Ariana's Vogue Cover Video Performance (9 July 2019)

I can feel that the writing gears are a little rusty. I should go get my oil can and apply some nuclear-grade lubricant to the writing machinery.

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This page continues from here » When Sweet Respite Arrives Just in Time and in the Right Place - Page Two (9 Aug 2019).

» Feeling Habakkuk and his Complaint

There is much ugliness there. So much of it that I could feel Habakkuk when he wrote to God. (Rad paraphrase.)

"Why are you making see all this nasty shit? .. where nasty fuckheads trick-fuck good people and then get away with it.

"This shit has been going on for so long now, and it shows no signs of abating any time soon."

"Justice is a joke .. a bad joke. How are you tolerating this?"

It is just a sad state of affairs that our government has become.

Magdalena Gomez Gregorio (11) crying after parents deported (t=6:00, 8 Aug 2019)

This is heartbreaking. Such a little girl.

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This page continues from here » The Unfolding of a National Moral Crisis » Witnessing the Rise of Naked Racism as a Defining Political Strategy - Page Two (29 July 2019).

» I Could Feel the Boss Working that Racist Angle

I remember thinking, "Ooh, I can feel him working that racist angle. This can't be a good thing for racists."

Ronald Reagan recorded talking to Nixon using a racial slur to refer to Africans as 'monkeys' (National Archives, Oct 1971, posted 31 July 2019)

I wonder what Reagan thinks of that. I can almost hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth now.

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This page continues from here » The Unfolding of a National Moral Crisis » Witnessing the Rise of Naked Racism as a Defining Political Strategy - Page One (31 July 2019).

» Whatever has Happened to the Republican Moral Compass Under Trump?

Coffee Joe also called out the Republicans for repeatedly lacking the moral courage to stand up to Trump's blatant and overt racism.

President Trump identifies with and defends hate groups in America

He took the side of a black man and publicly called out Trump in Elijah's defense. This made me think of what Marshall did here.

This is where you separate the men from the boys. This is where you separate those with a moral backbone from the moral invertebrates .. from those who shrink back in fear at the idea of confronting Trump's nakedly racist rhetoric.

» There is a Reason Why They're Called » Hate Crimes

I bet that Beto knows exactly what I am talking about here.

Beto O'Rourke says that Trump is actively promoting the racism that has led to the deaths in El Paso (4 Aug 2019)

This is why I included an image-link to this video where Coffee Joe poses the question » "Whose side are you on?" .. way back on Page One here.

I clearly remember the Way that the Boss was working that racist angle.

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This page originated here .. in an entry titled » Another Blessing in Disguise (19 July 2019).

» Witnessing the Rise of Naked Racism as a Defining Political Strategy

There is some very dark shit going on in America today. And so much of it, too. Things that people never thought they would see in modern-day America ..

The rise of naked racism as a defining political strategy (29 July 2019)

.. such as the rise of naked racism as a defining political strategy.

» The Unfolding of a National Moral Crisis

I bet that Brittney and Mara and Melissa know the national moral crisis that I am talking about.

Mara Gay (middle) says this is the time to speak out and tell America what your values are, and to stand up for your fellow citizen (29 July 2019)

Mara (center) says that this is the time to speak out and tell America what your values are .. and to stand up for your fellow citizen (29 July 2019).

I could not agree more.

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This entry continues from here » Please Dont Make Me Say I Told You So - Page Three (19 March 2019).

» Mayor Pete's Impressive Bravery

It is off-topic for this page, but on the subject of being struck by bravery .. this thing by "Mayor Pete" ..

.. I dont care who you are, or how brave you might be .. that is not easy to do. You almost can't believe your own ears.

» My Experience has been that Gays are Typically More Compassionate Human Beings with a Better Moral Compass

I have said it before, and I will say it again .. it has been my experience that your average gay person is simply a better human being, with a better moral compass ..

.. than the average polite social Christian that you might happen to encounter on the street.

Susan Cottrell knows what I am talking about. Anderson knows what I am talking about.

Anderson says that even pretending to care about another human being who has suffered wounds that Trump himself has long been encouraging .. even this was too much for Trump. Me Me Me Trump. (8 Aug 2019)

For example, check out Don Lemon's interview here of 2020 Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg .. regarding the issue of tackling racial inequality (28 June 2019).

Don Lemon interviews 2020 Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the issue of tackling racial inequality and about Joe Biden being out of touch with reality at the 1st debate (28 June 2019)

Compare their conversation with that of Jake Corman here.

Jake Corman shouting over Pennsylvania state senator Katie Muth as she read a letter from a formerly homeless man (28 June 2019).

What a dick .. trying to take away what little the poor have.

I wonder what the Apostles think of Jake the Dick.

I can guarantee you that Jake is not gay. He makes my point for me.

Thank-you, Jake. Thank-you for making my point for me.

Dude, you need to chill the fuck out. Take a yoga class or something. Try some deep-breathing exercises. You're obviously wound way too tight.

It surprises me how vigorously you fight to take away what little the poor have.

You must want very badly to take away what little the poor have .. it seems obvious to everyone.

What happened to your soul?

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