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Posted on August 18 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, when one of those Freedom flags comes flying off in traffic and takes out a motorcyclist, or bicyclist, or drapes itself across the windshield of a minivan full of kids, or entangles itself in actual fire fighting operations, standing and saluting will not be foremost in people's minds.
They should be applying decals if it's that important to them. Save the flags for a parade.

From: Poughkeepsie fire department ordered to remove American flags from its trucks

Posted on August 18 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It was with a mixture of anger and mild schadenfreude that I dealt with a driver a couple years ago who felt they needed to turn left in front of me at a stop sign intersection and plowed into my front drivers' quarter with their gleaming SUV. The cops came, pictures taken, egos checked and they paid.
Sean Mearns gives me the opportunity to retell one of the many commonsense lessons that my high school Driver Ed. teacher taught us (one the top teachers I ever had): when you're on an interstate, or other similar multilane highway, and they're passing you on the right, you're in the wrong lane. There seems to be a lot of entitlement being displayed (more downstate) that the left lane is one's personal lane and everyone else can just get in line. There are many places (like NJ, I believe) where hogging the left lane is a violation. Another more general, but related rule is don't disrupt the flow of traffic.

From: Self-entitled drivers a menace to others

Posted on August 15 at 9:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I haven't been on Crane in a while, but a quick look at Google Streetview imagery from 2015 shows the sign in question is a final warning, and that 1/4 mile up the road in either direction are yellow height warnings as well. Maybe they're tagged over too.

From: Walmart truck stuck under Crane Street overpass

Posted on August 15 at 9:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe because on one hand we have a very predictable machine politician, and on the other we have a feces-flinging baboon posing as a politician. Which would you watch?

From: Secret ledger in Ukraine lists cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief

Posted on August 15 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you for making the distinction. But also how about concerns about how we screen law enforcement officers?

From: Animal cruelty a disturbing trend

Posted on August 11 at 9:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Great read, cidbil. Thanks.

From: Schenectady fish story ends with cold cash

Posted on August 11 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Petty Tyrant
"In Schenectady, NY, a school maintenance man named Steve Raucci works his way up the ranks for 30 years, until finally he's in charge of the maintenance department. That's when he starts messing with his employees. Teasing them at meetings. Punishing them with crummy work assignments. Or worse things, like secretly slashing their tires in the middle of the night."

From: Raucci appeals to higher court

Posted on August 9 at 11:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms. Miglin questions whether a presidential candidate should pass a psychiatric evaluation. I would like to remind her that Mr. Trump did not waltz onto the national stage and declare himself. He got there by tapping into the psyche of a loud, very loud minority of white "Christian" zealots abetted by a very stupid national media culture. Hopefully the vetting process of our protracted election cycle weeds out the incompetent.
This is why fair and honest elections in the US should be our top priority. Most troubling is we're not there yet.

From: Be careful in use of derogatory terms

Posted on August 8 at 4:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And this is news, why?
You're welcome, Target!

From: 12 Facts you didn't know about Target

Posted on August 6 at 1:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If Mr. Woodcock worked for the MoD (and I have no reason to doubt it) he would be aware there are very good reasons for Ms. Clinton to not trust our own security apparatus. Doesn't make what she did OK, but it helps understand why she did it.
Further, I cannot imagine a world where Mr. Trump would do better.

From: God wouldn't be OK with Trump’s wall

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