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A day to catch up on various things, and we’ll start with today Buttons (KFS)in which it turns out Jeremy’s podcast was everything I thought it would be and less.

I have no idea how much pain is to come, as some sons become part of the gang and others fall and disappear, but this story arc helps confirm my earlier hopes that the last year will be a palate cleanser and worth following.

Juxtaposition of the day #1

(Joe Heller)

(Steve Breen — Creators)

The rollout of electric vehicles is an ongoing story, and Heller’s cartoon has appeared before, as Breen notes, California announced the end of gas-powered car sales in 13 years.

Not to nitpick Heller, but he did touch on the subject of car development. I already knew that you didn’t always need a license to drive, and that back in the days of prohibition the lack of VIN’s meant that sued rum runners could just abandon their cars – which were sometimes stolen – and the cops couldn’t prove who owned Quel. So I looked and it turns out the car keys are much newer than those seen here.

The relevance of this is in Breen’s cartoon, because while change at this point would be impractical until chaos, a lot can happen in 13 years, in terms of automotive capabilities, emergence charging stations and PG&E is mobilizing. Having a major market like California exerting pressure can only speed up the process.

My grandfather, born in 1893, told me about the first automobile in Ironwood, Michigan, which belonged to the wealthy on the hill. They would go down to town on Sunday, ride around for a while, then hire a horse to ride him up that hill, because he couldn’t get up there on his own. (This, by the way, is a clue to the term “Sunday driver”, which was the equivalent of “newbies” in the computer world: those who understood emerging technology had little patience with those who didn’t. .)

But automakers started promoting cross-country trips and races like the Indianapolis 500 (1911) to convince people that cars were practical, and by 1925 my mother’s family could move from Chicago to California. by car. It was still an adventure, but the technology had evolved so much that it was no longer necessary to be a mechanic to succeed.

We’ll still need gas stations for a while, but only for people like me, if I’m still around and the kids still let me drive at 85.

(Age, not speed. God forbid probably either.)

Juxtaposition of the day #2

(Jimmy Margulies – KFS)

(Kirk Walters – KFS)

(Frank Mariani)

Class Warfare’s take on student loan forgiveness continues, and I’d be inclined to argue further if I didn’t choose, instead, to see it as an admission that only hard working people pay taxes and so of course the cost of everything the government falls on their shoulders.

I’m pretty sure that’s not the intention, but it fits the Leona Helmsley Conservative School of Economics: “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little ones pay taxes.

She was in good company. Helmsley was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 16 years, but only had to serve 21 months, as the prison is also for little people.

The lawyer who had his sentence reduced was Alan Dershowitz, whose legal fees are also not for the little people.

In any case, Mariani is closer to reality than Margulies, because losing $10 or even $20,000 on the cost of four years of filet-mignon-champagne college is a drop in the ocean, and, like Mariani suggests, even being fully discharged from your college loan won’t put you on high street, unless you’re already there.

For example, Laura Ingraham makes over $125,000 a year, so she doesn’t qualify for the program, but that’s okay because she let her mother serve the tables until the 73 year old lady – one of those little people, I guess – had reimbursed Dartmouth and UVA Law School.

Kirk Walters, meanwhile, ignores both the fact that the government, and sometimes the courtsalready had eliminated student loans from many fraudulent schoolsand the fact that the current pardon does not apply to new students.

This whole big cattery reminds me of an absentee owner who stole our security deposit, claiming he spent it all on the cleaning crew. We had left the place better than we had found it, but he said, “Do you know what aid costs these days? to which I replied, “I was the helper.” I know what you’re paying, son of a bitch” and he hung up.

Which was satisfactory but I didn’t get my money back. Soon after, new laws required homeowners to itemize and document deductions, and while that didn’t help me, I don’t regret that it helped others.

I mention it because Clay Jones’ to assume it made me laugh, and I’m entitled to: About seven years ago, I was given six months without treatment, so I had chemo which permanently destroyed my kidneys, and then, the chemo having failed, I underwent 12 hours of surgery instead.

If they could prevent cancer with a pill or a shot, I’d not only be okay with that, but happy for others, because I’m not a @*******.

But hey, you are you.

Juxtaposition of the day #3

(Bob Gorrell — Creators)

(John Darkow)

(Ann Telnaes)

To be fair, Gorrell and Darkow dropped their variations as predictions, while Telnaes waited to incorporate the published affidavit into their commentary.

“t much worse than I expected.

Before leaving, Lisa Benson (Counterpoint) ranted about the leaks, but I didn’t see any leaks so much as a good analysis of the previously issued warrant and material returned before the search.

As a result, I found little new in the affidavit, which, in my humble opinion, makes Telnaes’ analysis more of a wishful thinking than a prediction.

Not a bad wish, mind you.

And Leona Helmsley’s lawyer won’t help her.

Here’s how it works for little people: