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Common Household Remedies Request

This one not medical, thank heavens. I have a nest of racoons in my crawl space. Read below the fold...

Let's not forget that Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon is a Democrat, mkay?

Because "Nixon," and because of the total pro-cop mentality, I just assumed he was a Republican. Silly me.

In the garden: After the first real snow

Democrats explicitly adopt strategic hate management

St Louis Galleria shut down in mass "die in"

Common Household Remedies Request

Readers, I'm suffering from what I think its a mild case of food poisoning. Assuming I sleep, and I wake up tomorrow, and still have it, what do I take? Read below the fold...

In the garden: Here we go

Rushing out quickly while there's still light, contrast, and color. Read below the fold...


Pro-cop twits bully school superintendent into submission

This, from the Superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools:

I apologize for the misunderstanding around my first tweet Monday night in which I reacted emotionally to the Ferguson grand jury's decision.

My purpose was not to challenge the judgment of the police or the grand jury, but to express my sadness about this tragic situation. I deleted the tweet because it was being misinterpreted and it was distracting from the larger conversation about Ferguson.

Here's the original tweet (via the Times): Read below the fold...

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Another Dose of Prosecutorial Discretion

Here's a footnote to my recent post on prosecutorial discretion. Of course, the Grand Jury verdict not to indict Darren Wilson in Ferguson was a product of prosecutor McCulloch's decision to perform a non-directive prosecution accompanied by a "jury dump" without benefit of clear guidelines and instructions. This had the predictable result that the jury would carry on its own trial, not only absent vigorous prosecution, but by all accounts a prosecution that played more of the role of a defense attorney then a representative of law enforcement prosecuting a crime. Read below the fold...

"Nation Doesn’t Know If It Can Take Another Bullshit Speech About Healing"

As usual, The Onion is pitch perfect:

“I honestly don’t know if I’m physically capable of listening to another community leader recite the same unbearable garbage about how it’s time for an open and honest dialogue. I swear to God, if I hear even one goddamn person assert there’s more that unites us than divides us, I will immediately blow my brains out.”

Then again, Obama didn't give that speech. Snippets because the White House transcript seems not to be up yet:: Read below the fold...

Tweet of the day

Quotes on the Soul


“Walking was not fast enough so we ran. Running was not fast enough, so we galloped. Galloping was not fast enough, so we sailed. Sailing was not fast enough, so we rolled merrily along on long metal tracks. Long metal tracks were not fast enough, so we drove. Driving was not fast enough, so we flew. Read below the fold...

Ferguson open thread

Looks like somebody told Obama the score.


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