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February 4, 2018

I’m not watching the Super Bowl tonight. I haven’t in decades. I can’t stand brutalized and barbaric American football.

Instead, I’m playing around with my camera and Lightroom and Nik Analog Efex Pro, working to make my ginger Bo Man look his best. My Nik Collection was purchased back before Google bought them and then later sold them on after pulling Snapseed, the iOS/Android photo post-processing app. Google never had any intention to continue the full Nik Collection development. So everything except Snapseed languished, until Google sold the Collection to DxO. It will be interesting to see if, let alone how, DxO grandfathers all us prior owners into their version of the Collection.

But for now my versions of the Nik Collection continues to work on my MBP, even with macOS 10.13.3. I’m satisfied, and so is Bo Man.

taking out the trump

January 24, 2018

Last year about this time I started a series of anti-Trump posts based on the Devil’s Dictionary, where I would pick a letter for the day and a number of DD entries to slyly use as criticisms of that idiot. While it might have made me feel good it was totally useless as far as fixing the problem was concerned. After the letter J, I called a hiatus in early March. The reason then, as ever now, is because “the raging dumpster fire of a presidency” is still sucking the oxygen out of just about everything around it.

The far bigger issue for me is faith. I’m a Christian who practices his faith, in part, as a Methodist. When Tony Perkins, one of the self-proclaimed so-called evangelical Christian leaders, is willing to overlook Trump’s adulterous lifestyle, up to and including his cheating on Milania with porn actress Stormy Daniels while Milania was home with their new-born son (not to mention Milania is his third trophy wife), then I have no use for any of the so-called evangelical leaders in this country. Not a single damn one of them. They have literally sold their eternal souls to the devil in the form of Trump because, as Tony so eloquently put it, they “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists.”

Let me tell you something Tony. Call me a leftist all you want, but also call me a strict constitutionalist. I will defend and die if necessary for the United State Constitution. And the First Amendment to the US Constitution says, and I quote:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Read that first third of the First Amendment over and over until it finally, if possible, sinks into that thick skull of yours. Ever heard of the phrase “freedom n individual unfit to run for public office, let alone be elected and serve. What’s scary about the special Alabama election that allowed Moore to run is that he nearly won. There were that many Alabama voters stupid enough to vote for him. Doug Jones didn’t win so much because Alabamans had an epiphany, it’s because many more Alabamans than usual voted, and it was those energized voters who voted against him. There’s a base of Republican idiots in Alabama and they came out in force for Moore, and it’s that base that’s still a threat to democracy in Alabama and the nation.

This is the last time I’ll ever write about Trump, unless he winds up being impeached and forced from office. And while I think it’s possible to impeach him, getting him out before his four years are up is going to be just about impossible. Unless, like Nixon, Mueller finds enough evidence against him to charge and convict him of whatever.

My blog is my corner of sanity where I can go and write about whatever I want, as long as it’s not about Trump and his brand of poisonous politics. I have a Twitter account for politics. And there are others out there on the web who like to write about the small fingered vulgarian and his industrial scale mendacity.