Posted by: Frank | November 24, 2020

Frank blogged on November 24, 2020 at 12:10PM

Looks like Comcast is going to reinstate the data caps next year. I was wondering when they were coming back. I was struggling to manage the cap at the beginning of 2020 before COVID hit and Comcast stopped them.

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Posted by: Frank | November 24, 2020

Frank blogged on November 24, 2020 at 10:50AM

Discovered WindowSwap and I again am reminded of the awesomeness of the Internet.

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Posted by: Frank | November 23, 2020

Frank blogged on November 23, 2020 at 02:23PM

The coup has been in progress for four years, and probably even for more years than that. It most recently started with an assault on facts, starting with the numbers of people who did not attend President Trump’s® inauguration, continued through three years of assaulting the press, nearly one year of an assault on science and medicine, and now with the assault on the heart of democracy, the election.

The risk is not who will be seated as President on January 21, 2021. The damage has already been done, going forward all elections will likely be questioned probably until someone comes up with the bright idea of just not having them.

All of this is on the hands of Republicans. To those who say Trump has the right to have his day “in court” I say, when did elections become about courts? There is a phrase, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it. Do you not see the damage you are doing to our country? For now on tens of millions of people will no longer trust elections because you continue to sow the seed of doubt, and for what? So that you can retain power? Did Washington, Madison, Hamilton, and Jefferson fight for power? Did Lincoln give his life for power or did he do it to preserve the Republic? The party of Lincoln indeed.

Here is a fact. What is common between Nixon and Trump is that they are both Republican. One resigned before being impeached and then pardoned, the other was impeached and could still be pardoned. The two most undemocratic Presidents of my lifetime, Republicans.

And finally, to those Regan Republicans, most of whom are of my generation. The USSR had elections, in fact most socialist dictatorships have elections. In the USSR (and now Russia) the outcome of the election was assured before the first vote cast because the person in power could not lose. What makes democratic elections, such as the ones we claim to have in the United States, is that the person in power (the incumbent) can lose. It’s not just about a peaceful transition of power, it’s about accepting the will of the people.

Republican actions right now are saying loudly, they do not accept the will of the people, and in doing they delegitimize their claim as a party of a free and democratic United States of America.

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Posted by: Frank | November 23, 2020

Frank blogged on November 23, 2020 at 09:59AM

I accidentally bought fat free half and half, which I think by definition is skim milk. It’s not doing the job in my coffee.

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Posted by: Frank | November 21, 2020

Frank blogged on November 21, 2020 at 04:56PM

Over the years we have seen chipmunks, squirrels, and a few robins looking in to our condo, but this is a first.

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Posted by: Frank | November 20, 2020

Frank blogged on November 20, 2020 at 12:09PM

It seems to me that another fundamental to our democracy is the fact that a person can lose an election. Buried in Trump’s claims of election fraud is the idea that he couldn’t lose so because he did it must be illegit. It’s like Putin going into his “elections’ knowing he will win, except at least this time in the United States Trump does not have Putin’s style measures in place to create no doubt about the outcome. In the Unitied States anyone running for office who thinks they cannot lose demonstrates their lack of knowledge or unwillingness to accept the very thing that makes America great! The very thing that makes Trump dangerous is that he sees himself as an autocrat, and such a person should never come close to holding the office.

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Posted by: Frank | November 20, 2020

Frank blogged on November 20, 2020 at 11:09AM

The temperature outside is well above the normal of 47 degrees for this date and might exceed the record of 67 degrees. However, snow is on the forecast for Sunday, but today we enjoy the warm 🌞.

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Posted by: Frank | November 20, 2020

Frank blogged on November 20, 2020 at 11:00AM

One of the neat things about autumn is seeing things otherwise hidden like these wild flowers that are growing within the shrubs that line the sidewalk to our condo.

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Posted by: Frank | November 18, 2020

Frank blogged on November 18, 2020 at 11:35AM

Party of family values, patriarchy, personal responsibility, and moralism chafes at the idea of obedience.

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Posted by: Frank | November 18, 2020

Frank blogged on November 18, 2020 at 09:20AM

I am am attracted to weather apps and today I discovered Windy.com, which I think has great visualizations.

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