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This is the grave of John McLoughlin. Born in Quebec in 1784, Jean-Baptiste McLoughlin grew up Catholic, despite a Scots-Irish father. His father married a Quebecois woman and so the boy was baptized as a Catholic. But he was raised in the Anglican church. He started studying medicine, such as that study really existed, in […]

Sunday Massacre

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On August 19, 2019

Conservatives are FREAKING OUT over the New York Times’ 1619 Project. This leaves me slightly conflicted because I don’t really want to defend the Times and its terrible coverage of our ri

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Oh, OK. Biden at a Cape Cod fundraiser tonight: “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there. I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but…every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me.” — Matt Viser (@mviser) August […]
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Music Notes

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On August 17, 2019
I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile, largely because until the last week, I was too busy to listen to many new albums. Then I listened to so many this week that it’s really too many for one post, but whatever. But in the meantime, I have seen two real shows and one […]
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Fonda

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On August 16, 2019
Peter Fonda was more myth than actor, thanks to him living a lifetime of fame based on Easy Rider. That movie doesn’t necessarily age well, especially the acid trip scene in New Orleans, but you can’t really overstate its importance. Fonda also had quality acting chops of his own, possibly equal to his sister if […]
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