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Also, over at Plague Journal 2020, my Dad, who is one of the best-read human beings walking around (chances are good he’s reading a book right now), has offered selected suggestions for reading in the context of Black Lives Matter.

I am currently reading The Impostors by Steve Benen, which is most interesting in its thesis, which draws a strong demarcation for recent Republican history. Republicans since the Obama era, it argues, are a completely post-policy party, and thus, they in 2016 elected the first wholly post-policy president. Much in the book is obvious stuff if you’ve been paying attention and in fact there is an economic point he misses when discussing Trump’s weird hard-on for a 6-percent GDP.

What are you reading?

Is it raining with you

Another thunderstorm just passed through. I enjoyed watching it. Most days, I would be fighting my co-workers for tickets this time of night. Instead, I’m off this week, so the only thing that got done in my home office today was to move some more stuff around and to once again regorganize the 2 Tone Collection ska comp in my iTunes. Many of those tracks had as many as four tracks on my Mac. This for a two-disc comp whence I only really like the first disc.

Ska comps are the shit. But they can really screw up your iTunes flow.

So I’ve pretty much torn up the apartment. I mean nothing was working. And I’m stuck in here with a mullet and some booze. I do have a new pair of thinning shears which helps with the hair, but I’m no CHICK WHO WORKS AT SPORT CLIPS.

Dinner is ready soon, a frozen seasoned chicken breast via sous vide, with rice via Zojirushi. This is one of the few things I have learned to cook consistently well. That chicken is gonna be delicious.

Facebook Album Challenge: Day Three

I have once again been nominated to do the whole album list thingie on Facebook, by world champion band-name mashup queen Liza Belmonte. You are supposed to post 10 album covers for 10 days that have impacted your life, with “no explanation.” However, there are some of I may just have to blab about.

Like this one.

I grew up wishing that I was the Belle of St. Mark.

And that you were Sheila.

You know who you are.

Lisa.

This is my favorite Prince album.

Facebook Album Challenge: Day Two

I have once again been nominated to do the whole album list thingie on Facebook, by world champion band-name mashup queen Liza Belmonte. Additional level of difficulty: I’m making myself blog them here before I post them to the facedbook, so they don’t get lost in the ether.

You are supposed to post 10 album covers for 10 days that have affected your life, with “no explanation.” However, there are some of I may just have to blab about. Today’s is a recently revealed document, some of the earliest bebop documented in the fabulous city of New Orleans.

It also happens to be sublime.

Facebook Album Challenge: Day One

I have once again been nominated to do the whole album list thingie on Facebook, by world champion band-name mashup queen Liza Belmonte. Additional level of difficulty: I’m making myself blog them here before I post them to the facedbook, so they don’t get lost in the ether.

You are supposed to post 10 album covers for 10 days that have impacted affected your life, with “no explanation.” However, there are some of I may just have to blab about.

Like this one. All I have to say about this is that I don’t remember exactly when I was made aware that this exists. It was fairly recently.

But when I learned of this album’s existence, I felt like the luckiest boy in the whole world.

Day One of this iteration:

Super Tuesday

A big, surprising night for Vice-President Joe Biden, who won the vote and now leads in delegates. Michael Bloomberg has dropped out. No word from Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.

Delegates TTD: Biden, 467; Sanders, 392; Warren, 51. Biden leads Sanders by 75 delegates.

I just now saw different numbers from Kornacki, so these numbers are not static.

Source: The Hill