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Goodheart

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December 18, 2023

Yes or no, Virginia

Is lying to your youngsters that Santa Claus flies around the world delivering toys to good children a net positive or net negative?

My own opinion, as if you'll care, is that it's a generally good thing... but not for a reason you'd expect.

I don't think lying is good, and there are so many other ways that children could be helped to enjoy the holiday. What I do like about this particular practice is that when a child learns the truth of the matter he's been taught a valuable lesson... the value of skepticism.

December 14, 2023

This site is not working properly with the Microsoft Edge browser

At least not for me. Microsoft Edge version 120.0.2210.61 (as of this date their latest greatest).

I'm typing this post from Firefox. Works fine in Google Chrome, also.

But in Edge all I'm getting is unformatted text links.

Anybody else having the same problem?

December 6, 2023

Respect to Norman Lear... gone at 101... he was a society changer

I should know. I'm old enough to have witnessed Archie and Meathead and Maude and George and Weezy.

Now while I never saw anything redeeming about Archie Bunker, and I thought Edith was terribly written albeit well acted, I absolutely adored Maude.

So, Norman, I would love you for Maude alone, but you gave us so much more than that!

November 8, 2023

Just For Laughs - Gags

With my new TV purchase came something called "Samsung TV", which is a pretty good service of many free channels, including one named Just For Laughs - Gags.

I mean, what in the world? A lot of these gags are pretty clever, and most of them rely on shocking and startling some innocent passerby. It looks like all of these were filmed in Ontario or Quebec.

So, I'm left wondering... are Canadian laws that much more liberal than ours in the USA? I assume that here in the USA the producers and actors would get sued CONSTANTLY for startling and downright terrifying some people, even when they don't get physically hurt.

A sample:

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October 3, 2023

So, a MAGA acquaintance of mine says that on the first day of trump's trial

the judge threw out 80% of the case against him?

What did I miss?

September 24, 2023

The Medicare prescription drug donut hole: anybody have any history on it?

Apparently my insurance provider has already covered $4000 of my year to date drug costs, so now I'll have to pay 25% of the drug manufacturers' retail prices for the rest of the year, until I spend $2000 or so on my own, at which time I'll reach the "catastrophic" level where I'll only have to pay 5%. This, by the way, is not the insurance company's rulebook, but Medicare law.

Yes, it's a bit confusing. And it's so bizarre that I'm left to wonder: WHAT THE FUCK?

What's the history behind this magic formula that I'm sure hits tens of thousands of seniors every year with a WHAT THE FUCK moment? What brilliant congressmen sat down and decided "hey, we'll insist that Medicare cover $4000 but after that we'll cover 75% but then after another $2000 we'll cover 95% ?" Were they just showing off at how arcane they could get?

August 24, 2023

I honestly feel that this is a sad day for America

Necessary, to be sure, though. And I'm more than grateful that a monster is being brought to justice.

But this is not how America's supposed to be. I blame any and all trump voters for this shit show.

August 15, 2023

Who ratted on Sidney Powell, and will she get the stiffest punishments?

I mean... my understanding is that she actually talked the election commissioner in Coffee County into allowing her access into their voting machines to corrupt the software and change votes.

I mean... WHAT THE FUCK. She was so sure that the election was stolen that she had to cheat the system herself?

I'm thinking 20 years behind bars would be appropriate.


August 15, 2023

I believe that trump is watching the live feed and is SEETHING

All these African American officials and clerks and officers have the NERVE to indict him! Don't they know their true place? This is not his vision of America.

And I'm as happy as I can be.

August 2, 2023

"I'm being indicted for you" is so Jesus-like

I understand the appeal among his sinning followers. "I would feel uneasy about my greed and racism but I've got a big boss man up there willing to die for those thoughts. We can achieve paradise despite our disgusting natures by exalting him. Accepting him is our salvation."

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