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I am a retired university instructor of English language and literature, having spent the bulk of my teaching career in Asia and the Middle East. Overseas teaching definitely has a shelf life, though, so I now work on a semi-retired basis as a freelance indexer. You don’t get rich doing that, but the lack of any bosses suits me well.

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Potus calls Trudeau two faced, well, pissed myself laughing, the guy who has disowned all his ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 4, 2019:
And he says *Obama* made us a laughingstock on the world stage. ROFLMAO
Dozer is back! He says he has missed you all very much and remember we must save our Country from ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 4, 2019:
Welcome back, Dozer! Where has he been hiding lately?
While watching The Russian ASSet being interviewed on TV.
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 4, 2019:
A bad trip and a half!
[alternet.
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 3, 2019:
The irony is that tRump campaigned on *Obama* making us a "laughingstock" in the world's eyes. LOL
Anyone ever cook squirrel?
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 3, 2019:
Depends on where you get the squirrel. Back in NC, we put it in a traditional Brunswick Stew. Chicken and pork are the usual substitute meats.
Trump says he is too intelligent to believe climate change... WTF? [yahoo.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 2, 2019:
I guess all those climate scientists can't begin to compete with the brilliance of Dear Leader.
17 tweets already today, on your way to an important NATO meeting that you should probably be ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 2, 2019:
Such a whining snowflake!
Lawyers for Trump said they wouldn't participate in the House Judiciary Committee's public ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 2, 2019:
The Snowflake-in-Chief will no doubt find something to whine about, and then contradict himself.
Majority of Republicans say Trump is better president than Lincoln.
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 2, 2019:
As irony would have it, early on in his career, Lincoln warned of people like tRump and the mobocratic spirit that enables them. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/abraham-lincoln-warned-us-about-donald-trump
Asking for a friend, seasonal question
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 2, 2019:
Because they're sexist dominionists. And don't have the moral compass of a cauliflower.
Everything trump touches turns to gold.
DharmaBum50 comments on Dec 1, 2019:
He's got that Midas-in-Reverse touch.
It is just a matter of time when it all comes tumbling down.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 30, 2019:
Tick tock....
Her evil twin has emerged
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 30, 2019:
And here I once braved the crowds at the Louvre to go see her. Never again!
Here’s how a secret racist network has infiltrated the White House [rawstory.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Not really all that secret anymore....
Why is it we can not trust what the WH relates to the American people?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
The continuous assault on truth--in this case, even including something as seemingly minor as a dog's gender--is part of the descent into totalitarianism.
So--one of my local papers posted a "The Pilgrims' contributions to our freedoms" editorial.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Brilliant, well said!
From CNN: The precipitous fall of America's mayor [cnn.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Wooo-wooo....
Who's taking a trip to the beach? BUY THEM HERE: [etsy.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 29, 2019:
If I can find a couple pairs of those, I can see a trip coming up soon!
I’m Not ‘Blessed.’ I’m An Atheist And I Don’t Need God To Give Thanks Or Show Gratitude
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
Without a bit of religion, I'm able to be grateful for my health, status, and friends every day, not just today. Getting together with my best friends on this particular day to enjoy some good food makes me especially grateful. The cashier at Meijer's telling me to "have a blessed day," WTF does that even mean? How does one react if one is not a fellow bible-thumper?
Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll... [youtube.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
Back atcha! I didn't look at all like Arlo back then, but I do now. LOL
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! [mashable.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 28, 2019:
Back atcha! Dumbass didn't even know what "type" of dog he/she is. LOL
Brokaw: If Obama Behaved Like Trump There "Would Be An Enormous Uprising," "Conflagration" | Video |...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
Once again....
I hope we do not have to wait until November 3rd to flush this turd 86-45 I cannot believe how ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
I love it, 86 45.
Mark my words . . given a it more time. . . .
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
Actually, that would be the one truth to ever pass his lips....
Spreadin' the Love o' Jesus! .
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
Nothing fails like prayer, but the problem with statements like this is that eventually, some True Believer will "hear" gawd speaking to him/her and then act out the violence. Only a matter of time, especially if tRump is impeached.
Melania Trump loudly booed at opioid awareness youth summit | US news | The Guardian
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 27, 2019:
She was right about one thing: "We live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the fact is we have a serious crisis in our country..." And it ain't the opioid crisis....
C'est la querre!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 26, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers!
What's next????
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 26, 2019:
He puts on those spectacles to give that "book-learned" impression, but he's as dumb a fuck as ever.
That's disgusting! Damn bootlickers! 🤬 Ex-Trump adviser explains the ‘revolting’ reason GOP ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 26, 2019:
So "the evangelicals view the president [sic] as a sinner, and they view him as somebody that is out seeking redemption through the presidency." Only problem with that view is that while the Orange Shitstain seeks redemption, *we all* do the suffering.
I AM A BAD PERSON! (Maybe.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 17, 2019:
Good on ya! That's all they really deserved.
Pence has been named by Jennifer Williams as having been told of the Zelensky "perfect" telephone ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Hey, they're a team!
Good afternoon my hippies.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 16, 2019:
True, though trivial banter in a crowded bar doesn't suck, either.
Completely out of the blue last night, a person known to me only via online/text and having never ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 16, 2019:
You should send him this helpful spelling/grammar tool to make it even easier for him:
You know everyone thinks Trump loves Russia over us.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
If only we *were* socialist!
drumroll Down goes Roger Stone.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I'd like to think of his conviction in this way... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdT163r3dUQ
Yup! Nailed it!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Except the Moron-in-Chief won't have the good grace to resign as Nixon did.
Good morning
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Except both orangutans and pigs are supposed to be intelligent, sensitive creatures. Unlike the Orange Shitstain.
And then, on the hill....
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
As I keep telling the people criticizing me for moving everything I had in the market into annuities on Coronation Day, 2017, "It's only a matter of time."
Grood Morn..
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Top of the morning to you, too! And fuck Pence and #MoscowMitch!
Billionaire got Trump tax break, meant for poor, for his West Palm Beach superyacht marina - South ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
The Louis Renault Award has already been given today. Only one per day. Sorry. LOL
I think It's time we saw Trump walking the streets of Washington wearing a sandwich board with "The ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
I'd prefer the perp walk, myself, but this would work, too. LOL
Bevin filed for a re-canvas of the vote for Governor. Can the rethugs steal this election too?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
HOT DAMN!!! The ReThugs didn't manage to steal this one after all, no matter how hard they tried. Bevin conceded just this afternoon!
[yahoo.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
WHHHHOOOOOO! The mofo just conceded this afternoon!
Good Evening my Hippies.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
I wouldn't rule him out because of these differences. Personally, I get along best with women similar to me--way left politically, drinkers, stoners, travelers, free spirits. I wouldn't categorically rule out straight sorts, though I draw the line at bible thumpers and tRump supporters. I honestly don't see how KellyAnne and George aren't at each other's throats every minute of the day.
Incited by Trump?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
It qualifies for today's Louis Renault Award! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME
[yahoo.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Let's see, what was it Leningrad Lindsey was saying a ways back about "sore losers?" Oh yeah, that's right, it applies only to Democrats.... Bevin was an embarrassment coming into our state and an embarrassment during his tenure, so why should he be any different going out?
YUM !!! I really like this Alaskan Brewing pilot series Berry Sour Ale made with Cranberries! Very...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 14, 2019:
I recently had a cranberry sour at a brewery on Cape Cod, so I know what kind of beer you're talking about. It was excellent!
Conway certainly is not impressed with his fellow republicans. [youtube.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Wonder when his divorces are coming up--1) from KellyAnne, and 2) from the party....
Has anyone tried out a Unitarian Church?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 13, 2019:
I briefly attended a UU church in the next town north from me in an attempt to connect with some relatively like-minded folks. I met all sorts there, Buddhists, Christians, atheists, conservatives, liberals, a transgender woman, etc. Nobody disrespected my atheism, but nobody really "clicked" with me, either, so I stopped going. I ended up wondering why an atheist would be attending a church anyway, even if they insist on calling it a "fellowship."
Hope this isn't a repost - So True
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Alas, a feature of an exploitative system that predates tRump....
I declare today...FUZZY NAVEL DAY!!! In honor of the imPEACHment hearings...Enjoy!!!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 13, 2019:
A clink of the glass to you with my ImPeachMint!
. Ugh!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 12, 2019:
Yes, that's *exactly* what he means to tell you, but in case you forgot....
And another bites the dust!!! [washingtonpost.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 12, 2019:
¡Adios!
A disgrace as always
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 12, 2019:
Why he is not currently behind bars for that makes a laughingstock of our justice system.
Another one that made me LMAO!!!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 12, 2019:
Let's see, what's the name of that NIN's song in which Trent screams "FIST FUCK?" Ah yes.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoFiIFkdAA
Sadly, this whole thing was more than just a phone call - that was just how we found out about it.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Thanks for the timeline in this form, makes a handy visual reference tool for tRumptards.
Here are 11 absurd conspiracy theories conservatives must believe in the Trump era As Donald ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." This is actually a spurious quote attributed to Jefferson; yet it is so true, and as a retired educator, I despair at the total ignorance and lack of critical-thinking skills involved in these theories. Not to mention the propaganda machine that pushes them....
AP News: After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine [apnews.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
But...but...but...what about the Bidens?
What month is it
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
OH YEAH....
British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I've Read - Red Lake Nation News
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
I've seen this before, but it's soooo well said. "His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness." "He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit." Yep.
By Charles Pierce 2019 "In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Brilliantly expressed! It still boggles my mind that in the space of one day, we went from Obama to this POS. Like we stepped directly into an alternate bizarro universe.
How do you deal with Christmas?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
I hole up from mid-November until mid-January. Can't stand the commercial-capitalist hype or phony good cheer any more than I can the religious bullshit.
Sleazy characters flock together.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
The irony is that the evil-looking husband is keyboardist for a band that puts out some of the most insipid music on the planet, Journey.
Florida Man strikes again [dailykos.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
It's really about time the congressional sergeant-at-arms were called in to 1) remove committee trespassers like this doofus and 2) jail subpoena ignorers and others in contempt of congress. Past time, actually...
Good Morning My Hippies.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Hope the move goes as well as it can. They're such a pain in the butt.
Hope it's not too long of a wait
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
That's something that needs to be opened and drunk immediately.
Go Mike!!!!!!!!! Michael Bloomberg goes to Alabama today to file for candidacy.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Sorry, I'm so excited about the entrance of some other rich fuck into the race that I think I'll, um, go back to bed.
Bevin filed for a re-canvas of the vote for Governor. Can the rethugs steal this election too?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Any election won by a Democrat is fraudulent. Any election won by a Republican, even when the popular vote is lost, is a mandate. This is the new playbook.
The eric says the donnie gives all his salary to the treasury.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
If it's even the slightest bit true, it means nothing. Doesn't nearly cover the security for his golfing trips, for example.
Thats not her husband but still.. rather creepy
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
As if I needed another reason to hate Journey....
Now I can understand him better!!!!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Does it work?
A couple more good ones. What will we ever do with ourselves when he is gone?
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
The bumpersticker is tempting, but I fear it wouldn't be long before it caused a keying--if not a rear-ending.
I swear to God nothing has made me LOL like this: In my YouTube feed this morning was the ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
The truly amazing part of this is the unseen part--the intellectual gymnastics these evangelical "Christians" had to perform to accept this philanderer and con artist as their leader. Defies the imagination.
Let us pray!
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Let's continue the thought to include his corrupt kin, shall we? After all, he's prepping his greaseball son for future office, despite the fact that he's never done a fucking thing in his spoonfed life. That psalm goes on to say: 8 "Let his days be few, And let another take his office. 9 Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow. 10 Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places. 11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder his labor. 12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him, Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children. 13 Let his posterity be cut off, And in the generation following let their name be blotted out."
The rejection of trump and the gop in KY and VA should make many spineless eunuch law makers review ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
This Kentuckian is still reeling in disbelief. Might have something to do with last night's celebrations.... (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B)
Dozer Dog says Welcome to: Kentucky and Virginia Democratic WINNERS! Dozer says to MoscowMitch ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Thanks, Joe. Didn't know we reasonable Kentuckians had it in us. To Matt Bevin, we say: We don't need your damn concession speech. Just....
Trump pastor Paula White has bankruptcy, pretend doctoral history.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Only the best!
Here's to you New York New York! This is fun! [youtube.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Never liked that song one bit, but this version is great!
I just got a check from Melania trump for forty-five dollars that's written out to the Republican ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Fake check from fake first lady supporting a fake president.
As Trump’s impeachment fears intensify and the House formalizes its impeachment process, the White...
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Fortunately, nothing fails like prayer.
KY residents VOTE tomorrow. Please.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
@Ellendale and I certainly are!
News reports this morning say Trump is escalating attacks on the whistleblower.
DharmaBum50 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
He's the last word in firefighting...
Halloween Treats for the Doorknockers" Another stolen from fbuk that made me smile.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
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Good Morning My Hippies! Heading out to meet my new boss shortly.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Best wishes on your new job!
A label this clever is enough for me to buy anything!
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
A breakdown of its kick-ass value would be much more helpful.
Just saw a great new nickname: Agolf Twitler. I wish I could be so clever.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Boom!
Did You Predict Trump's Failure? I sure did!
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
That's why I downed a 15-pack of Founder's IPA the night of November 8 - 9, 2016.
Where's Sancho?
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Careful, asshole, don't get too close! Those things cause cancer!
My Dog Would Make a Better President!
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Mine too, and she's kind of an airhead. But at least she's a well-mannered airhead.
Good Morning My Hippies! Wearing sweats this morning- 55 degrees inside, no heat turned on yet.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
That paycheck coming in will make you feel more comfortable. Makes me wonder if I'll ever fully retire--the thought of no income other than SS (which is under assault by the fascists) and drawdowns from my investments kinda freaks me out. We've gone from 90+ a week ago to the 30s last night. High in the 50s today. Like straight from summer to winter. Not looking like we'll get much of an autumn, including the drought's impact on the colors.
Just found out that Fonda got arrested for "inappropriate protest"?
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Yet another case of IOKIYAR
Along came a spider..
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
But where were the curds at Normandy? :D
Watching Rachel and see that the senior advisor to Secretary of State Pompeo has resigned.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
It's surely looking like it, though I try not to get my hopes up.
Smell that? No other smell like it. That's the Constitution burning. Someday, tRump will be gone
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
I love the smell of impeachment in the morning.
Treasury will again borrow $1 trillion to pay for tax cuts, spending This article is from Jan, ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
And borrow from where, exactly? Social Security--again?
Starting the day off right....
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
As an insomniac, wide awake at 4:39 AM, I can't say I'm starting the day off right, but if I have to start it off this early, this is how I like to start it off.
WOW! Scathing article! 😱 Is the GOP really willing to burn our republic to the ground in order ...
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
While I find many Alternet writings a tad hyperbolic, I have no doubt the GOP is now so corrupt it will put its interests well above those of the nation.
Trump defends abandoning Kurds by saying they didn't help US in WWII
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Alas, this will come back to haunt us, and many folks will think that blowback just came out of the blue.
[patheos.
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
This will be coffee table material, along with Colbert's *Whose Boat Is This Boat?*
Biden now supports trumps impeachment. [news.yahoo.com]
DharmaBum50 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
That's great, I guess. But I'm also hoping he's not the Democratic candidate.

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