Category Archives: Whatever

“Messing about in boats” – TTG

Here are two new videos by Roger Barnes, the English dingy sailor I discovered back in August. Though still very English, he has transplanted himself to western Brittany to enjoy the local sailing, the local company and the local lifestyle. … Continue reading

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Colin Powell and the Great Man Syndrome – Re-published 18 October 2021 on the occasion of Powell’s death.

My closest adviser (wife) coined the phrase, “The Great Man Syndrome.”  (GMS)  She has the habit of watching the great or semi-great for signs of the appearance of this often fatal malady.  The disease is characterized by imagined indispensability and … Continue reading

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Nigel Farage on Biden

” … Farage said “this is the most complete failure of leadership on the international stage I’ve seen in my lifetime.” He said that either it was wishful thinking on Biden’s part or that he “is just not fit to … Continue reading

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Yo’ Jus’n Cain’ Get No Good Conch Frittahs Nor’ a Marathon

Stars were beginning to fade in the Western sky as the first gleams of the new day began to beat back the darkness. A fin broke the surface off the port bow up near the shallows on the edge of … Continue reading

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“What the fossilized footprints found last week say about early humans in North America” Oregonlive

“Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park in 2009. Scientists at the … Continue reading

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Redoubts 9 and 10 – Where the US was born.

(Reposted) Without the service of the French Regulars, Cornwallis would never have surrendered.  Anthony Wayne’s Continentals and these men captured these two strong redoubts in night bayonet attacks.  There are a whole lot of these fellows buried out in the … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy awards

“The Emmys were skewered on social media as viewers took notice of the lack of coronavirus safety measures, specifically masks.  The 2021 awards show was one of the first to return to the typical in-person format following more than a year of delayed and adjusted … Continue reading

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LA has become a filthy jungle, like San Francisco.

“Diners at a Los Angeles sidewalk cafe were approached by a pair of brazen robbers Tuesday who walked up to them wielding guns in broad daylight along a busy street.  Security footage of the incident shows three patrons dining at the La Creme Cafe … Continue reading

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Open Thread 18 August, 2021

I am tired of the vapid bullshit coming out of the Biden Administration.. Have at it. pl  11,303 total views,  4 views today

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A Fine Little Dinghy – TTG

I found this gentleman’s YouTube channel a few days ago and have been fascinated by his videos ever since. He’s been doing these videos for years, so there’s plenty to watch. Roger Barnes is a rural architect living, until recently, … Continue reading

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