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Motley Monday Check in and Mooselaneous Musings

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  Good morning Motley Meese! Hope your weekend was lovely.

  PLEASE Don’t Recommend the check-in diary!

        Fierces on the weather jar comment are still welcome.

The check-in is an open thread and general social hour.

It’s traditional but not obligatory to give us a weather check where you are and let us know what’s new, interesting, challenging or even routine in your life lately. Nothing is particularly obligatory here except:

Always remember the Moose Golden (Purple?) Rule:

Be kind to each other… or else.

What could be simpler than that, right?

Two creative tippers for you today. The first would be funnier if it weren’t such a light tip…

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  1. iriti

    61 in the Shendoah Valley, headed for a high of 90. Relative humidity 1047% with thunderstorms this evening. Then it gets hotter the rest of the week.

    Dear Universe: it is not summer for several more days. Please adjust your weather!

  2. 63 degrees here on its way up to 86 degrees. Tomorrow we will have a week of unstable air bringing thunderstorms. But today is expected to be clear but hotter ‘n blazes.

    I read the Alec MacGillis TNR article on Scott Walker: The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker last night. I hope that what we know here in Wisconsin will finally reach the rest of the country and put an end, once and for all, to the lie that Scott Walker is presidential timber. He is not even presidential toothpick. He was created by the most toxic brand possible of right-wing talk radio and when they cobbled together this willing tool to use to bash minorities and Democrats they forgot to include a brain (they never intended to include a heart). From the article:

    His boosters, who include numerous greenroom conservatives in Washington and major donors around the country, such as the Koch brothers, see him as the rare Republican who could muster broad national support without yielding a millimeter on doctrine.

    This interpretation of Walker’s appeal could hardly be more flawed. He has succeeded in the sort of environment least conducive to producing a candidate capable of winning a national majority. Over the past few decades, Walker’s home turf of metropolitan Milwaukee has developed into the most bitterly divided political ground in the country-“the most polarized part of a polarized state in a polarized nation,” as a recent series by Craig Gilbert in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel put it. Thanks to a quirk of twentieth-century history, the region encompasses a heavily Democratic and African American urban center, and suburbs that are far more uniformly white and Republican than those in any other Northern city, with a moat of resentment running between the two zones. As a result, the area has given rise to some of the most worrisome trends in American political life in supercharged form: profound racial inequality, extreme political segregation, a parallel-universe news media.

    According to Read Later, this is a 28 minute read. As an insight into how a right-wing tool is created and how that tool is used as a wedge to gain and abuse power, it is illuminating. I hope that some of the white people of Wisconsin who elevated this dolt to the highest office in the state are embarrassed enough to reject this cardboard cutout of a human being in November. Craig Gilbert’s newspaper gave Walker and his narrative a free pass in 2010. I hope that they won’t do it again in 2014.  

    Busy day here in the polarized lefty haven of Madison. See all y’alls later!

  3. anotherdemocrat

    Monday…….. yeah. Brain needs to engage at some point. Right now, thanks to a friend’s FB posting, I have U2’s “Desire” playing very loud in my head. And that’s about al I can do right now.

  4. Diana in NoVa

    with a cloudless blue sky. This will be “hot” week. The past weekend can be described by no other word than “spectacular.” Low humidity, clear skies, deep shadows, the lot.

    We had a wonderful Father’s Day dinner on the deck of the new father’s house. Mummy is feeling better every day after the C-section. Baby Brother sleeps almost nonstop, but last night, while in the baby sling across Daddy’s chest, he opened sleepy eyes and regarded the face of his father gravely, as if to say, “Who are you? Have we met before?”

    Babies are little miracles, almost enough to make one believe in religion. (But not patriarchal religion.)

    Miss Pink Cheeks is at camp, hubby just went off to work, and I have two hours in which to proof galleys and gather materials for a Facebook page to advertise the forthcoming book. My cousin is doing the FB page for me gratis, which is very nice of her.

    Everyone in Mooseland have a good day!  Will check back later to see if any decisions have been handed down.

  5. princesspat

    I’m soooo sleepy his morning…..time to find my way to the pool though. I’ll try to find a coherent thought later :)

  6. bfitzinAR

    steam bath time in AR – I’ll probably turn the A/C back on when I get home tonight.  Oh well.  I’m now producing electricity from the sun to power the A/C with :)

    I don’t mind the heat and even the humidity all that much.  But I certainly mind the fleas that are overly abundant and increasingly virulent.  I’m probably going to have to treat the yard again this year – actually haven’t yet because the almost daily shower would wash it into the creek before it could work (that and the money I spent on Grey last week – and in the future, the credit card bill won’t hit until next month).  And nothing seems to stop the itching which goes on for days from each bite and disturbs my sleep at night and concentration at work.  Sigh.

    Oh well – have a lovely day in Moosylvania where it’s never too cold or too hot, the rain never falls til after sundown and by 6 am the dew is off the grass :)

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