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This is the grave of Richard Byrd. Born in 1888 in Winchester, Virginia, Byrd grew up in the post-Civil War Gilded Age elite. In fact, his brother was the infamous racist senator from Virginia, Harry Byrd. Let’s just say that Richard shared his brother’s beliefs on race. The family wasn’t as wealthy as it once […]
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Fortune Favors the Brave

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On December 7, 2022
The decline of the bullshit made up money world of cryptocurrency combined with Elon Musk showing to be the racist South African white moron that he always was means these are the salad days for me. Every day, a new laugh. Every day, more evidence that the rich are stupid. Unfortunately, every day more evidence […]

Cool Discoveries

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On December 7, 2022

Well this is just damn cool stuff here. For nearly 1,300 years, no one knew it was there. The name of a highly educated English woman, secretly scratched on to the pages of a rare medieval manuscript

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Tuesday NBA Open Thread

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On December 6, 2022
Was so busy grading today, almost forgot to do this. Ah, December. I don’t have time to say much as I have a mountain of additional grading to do, plus figuring out what the hell I am going to do in my classes tomorrow, except to say that the Bucks are really scary to me […]
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McGriff

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On December 5, 2022
Need to take a moment to congratulate Fred McGriff on getting into the Hall of Fame. He’s kind of a marginal candidate really, but given that the Veterans Committee have let in ridiculous candidates such as Jack Morris and Harold Baines in recent years, by comparison McGriff is solid enough. According to Baseball Reference’s WAR […]

Iowa Identity

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On December 5, 2022

At the very least, kicking Iowa and its utterly undemocratic and poorly run caucus system out of the first presidential primary spot will have serious benefits for the nation. It will also have benefi

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