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Now, I'm done with saving comments -- at least until I fix the laptop.

I was talking about Trump and the election more than tww years ago! )
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One more to go before I have to get the laptop fixed.

Comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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Only two more sets of saved comments from the past to go until I fix my laptop.

Comments from Greer's blog, Kunstler's blog, We Hunted the Mammoth, and Fabius Maximus behind the cut. )
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Saved comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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Time to resume my series of saved comments.  Tomorrow, I'm going to post some saved links.

Comments I left at Greer's and Kunstler's blogs behind the cut. )
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I posted Part 1 of January's saved comments yesterday.  Today, it's time for Part 2.

Comments from Greer's, Kunstler's, and Infidel 753's blogs behind the cut. )
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This is the first of two installments about saved comments from January 2016.  I was traveling during the first two weeks of the month, so I saved my comments on my laptop, then transferred them to my desktop.  Good thing I did; apparently the video card on that has failed.  On the one hand, it confirms my feelings of urgency about posting my saved comments here, as they were driven by anxieties of hardware failure.  On the other, I was hoping the laptop would remain functional longer so that I could post the comments I saved on it.  Sigh.

I'm going to keep my comment on "Link round-up for 3 January 2016" at Infidel 753 above the cut, as it has a wider appeal for my readers here on Dreamwidth than the comments behind the cut.  That's because it's about all three trilogies of the Star Wars saga.

The New Republic is right about the Star Wars saga being a multi-generational tale of a dysfunctional family. However, I wouldn't call it bad parenting, at least in the first two trilogies. I'd call it absentee parenting combined with bad foster parenting (except in the case of Leia; I think the Organas were actually good parents). Obi-Wan screwed up with Anakin and was supplanted by Palpatine, who was even worse. Lars tried, but he wasn't suited to deal with his nephew by marriage, who had the family curse of being destined for greatness.

It wasn't until the current movie that a combination of an unruly child with parenting not up to the task became apparent. Leia, Han, and Luke all tried with Kylo Ren, and all failed. Smoke (sp.?) took over the Palpatine role and ended up being the evil foster parent. Thank you, J.J. Abrams for making crystal clear what George Lucas only implied.

The good news is that the foster parents can redeem themselves. Obi-Wan, with Yoda's help, succeed with Luke where they failed with his father. Anakin himself finally did the right thing by his son, although it took Palpatine doing his best to kill Luke to do it. I wouldn't be surprised if Luke and Leia do the same for Kylo Ren and Rey by the final film of this trilogy. There is a formula to these films, after all.

Comments from Kunstler's and Greers blogs plus the old Michigan Liberal about energy, the economy, and the election behind the cut. )
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Normally, I'd post something else today and post the saved comments tomorrow. However, National Day Calendar says tomorrow is National Presidential Joke Day, so I moved tomorrow's planned post to today to clear out tomorrow. Good lord, how meta!

Four comments from Kunstler's blog, all mentioning the election. )
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Comments left at Greer's and Kunstler's blog, including two about last year's election. )
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I'm going to put my comment on zombies above the cut.

Death to All Zombies!

“A zombie is a terrible thing to behold, but a zombie holding a bag of dog-shit is like unto the end of the world.” No, a zombie holding a bag of dog shit is funny. All that needs to make it funnier is setting the bag on fire. Of course, the zombie will still try to eat your brains, but you’ll get a good laugh out of it. Just don’t step on the burning bag once you shoot the zombie in the head.

Comments left at Greer's and Kunstler's blog about progress, the economy, and the election behind the cut. )
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The first comment is the last one I left on Elaine Meinel Supkis' blog. She managed to get on my last nerve and that was before she jumped on the Trump bandwagon. The final comment might look familiar, as I recycled it in Trump threatens to 'Lock Her Up!'

Comments I left at the blogs of Elaine Meinel Supkis, James H. Kunstler, John M. Greer, and P. M. Carpenter behind the cut. )
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Yesterday, I wrote that I was done with posting the raw statistics from past months at Crazy Eddie's Motie News. That's not yet the case with the saved comments. I plan on posting those through next month with the saved comments from this month interrupting the sequence on or shortly after August 1st. I have up to 15 still to go.

By the way, if one of the comments below looks familiar, it's because I recycled most of it into The Archdruid and I talk drum corps.

Six comments from Greer's and Kunstler's blogs with Kustler's mostly about the election. )
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My comment on The Fat Lady Has a Sore Throat.

"2) Perhaps as a function of No. 1, it ends up in the US House of Representatives. The catch is: members aren’t limited to Trump or HRC. They can vote for whoever they like."

No, that's not exactly true. Here is the relevant passage of the 12th Amendment, which reformed presidential elections.

"The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President."

More from Kunstler's blog behind the cut. )
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Continuing with saving comments. This month, it's one that I left at Kunstler's blog as well as the last comment I left and the now departed The Archdruid Report.

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