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In the garden: If I want to know where the sun's coming from, I can just ask the squash

And here is the answer!

("Bad Lambert" because I should have weeded that quack grass. I have been very remiss in my weeding, and after the rain, the weeds are humongous!)

Here's another tropism: Read below the fold...

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Shakesville under attack

This Is What Has Been Happening

I just want to throw some solidarity link love to a good and useful site. Shakesville is a safe blog, that is no hurtful rhetoric is tolerated. Some might derisively call that politically correct. I call it scrupulously thoughtful. It seems some people feel threatened by all that courtesy and are lashing out. CorrenteWire came in for a little of that back in 2008, but nothing on the scale that Shakesville is experiencing. Read below the fold...

This one chart shows why the fear and loathing of the Clintons that some factions of the political class feel does not translate to normal human beings

This 1 chart shows why the fear and loathing of the Clintons felt by some factions of the political class does not translate to normal human beings

The Clinton administration was the only administration since Nixon where take-home pay increased over a sustained period. The only one.

But NAFTA! But Glass-Steagall! But dot com bubble! But great moderation! But Bob Rubin! But wag the dog! But et cetera! Read below the fold...

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Tweet of the Day

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Chuck Schumer is a horrible human being

"False economy"

I spotted that phrase on this site here, and filed it away mentally. Read below the fold...

In the garden: Squash are up!

Look, I know this isn't hard, mkay?

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Sunday Train: HSR from Houston to Dallas one step closer to reality

The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways (TCR) High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas.

This is a private venture that is proposing to using the "Japan Rail Central" N700-I system, an internationalized version of the 186mph HSR train running between Tokyo and Osaka. TCR proposal is not only for the trains to be operated on farebox revenue, but for the corridor to be built with private funds. As the FRA announcement states:

TCR is a Texas-based company formed in 2009 to bring HSR to Texas as a private-sector venture. Working closely with Central Japan Railway Company (JRC), TCR is proposing the deployment of JRC’s N700-I Bullet System based on the world’s safest, most reliable, lowest emission, electric-powered, HSR systems, the Tokaido Shinkansen System. Developed and operated by JRC and the former Japan National Railways, the Tokaido Shinkansen has operated safely for almost 50 years and carries over 400,000 daily passengers. The most current generation Shinkansen train, the Series N700, runs at speeds up to 186 miles per hour.

Being a private venture, the EIS process will give us our first public look at corridor alternatives that TRC is considering, as well as the first opportunity for formal public comment. Read below the fold...

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The war on Gaza on Twitter

DCCC poses as debt collection agency in sleazy online fundraising gambit

I can see some vulnerable elders actually falling for this. Shame, DCCC! Oh, wait, that won't work... Read below the fold...

Republicans have a 60% chance of winning the Senate

Brilliant graphic by the Upshot team at the Times (and Fuck you, Nate!). Too bad they're not applying all that talent to something useful, but whatever. Advice for Democrats: Read below the fold...

Tweet of the day (2)

It's like we got socialism without the socialist part. Read below the fold...

Tweet of the day

Dear Lord. Read below the fold...

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