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    I don't think anyone's "falling" for this. They...

    I don't think anyone's "falling" for this. They want it "investigated"—it's the "bombshell if true" dodge.

    And that goes to the "intent," which is to have it talked about.

    I'm baffled trying...
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    True. The "Resist" banner covers defiance,...

    True.

    The "Resist" banner covers defiance, claiming the moral high ground, always.

    Norm refers to President Jackson, called the founder of the modern Democratic Party, and his defiance of the...
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    Who believes impeachment is a realistic prospect...

    Who believes impeachment is a realistic prospect here?

    At the inception of this brouhaha I read that there has only been one case of a Supreme Court justice being impeached, and that was when the...
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    The Harold Finch hypothesis answers more...

    The Harold Finch hypothesis answers more questions than mine, which was that the objective was to bump gun confiscation off page 1.

    The fatal flaw in my idea is that the object of moving past gun...
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    Why, oh why

    Twitchy runs a lengthy chain of tweets with a plausible explanation as to Why the recap of the attempted Kavanaugh smear at this time. "Tracy Beanz" numbers each block of text. It begins:
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    To the contrary, I appreciate seeing the article....

    To the contrary, I appreciate seeing the article.

    I disagree, but that's different. I don't believe anything has emerged that rises to the definition of a lie, much less perjury, per the Vox...
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    He may not have a smaller carbon footprint,...

    He may not have a smaller carbon footprint, phillygirl, but believe me, Beto O'Rourke is sacrificing everything for your sake. Your sake and mine.


    Yet I'm a little nervous that the "we" in his...
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    The Vox piece, a willing player in this...

    The Vox piece, a willing player in this resuscitation of a bonfire, finishes this way:

    Vox walked through it all, including the meaning of the word "boof." Their ending here is very, very weak....
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    I think you're right, though of course they were...

    I think you're right, though of course they were prepped to go. That moment got the loudest supportive response of the evening from the audience, and none of the other candidates contradicted him. He...
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    Awesome! It's almost like his histrionics had...

    Awesome! It's almost like his histrionics had been, like, rehearsed or something.
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    :ponder: AOC, February 2019...

    :ponder:

    AOC, February 2019:

    Y'know, if her parents had been more conscientious and concerned for the fate of the planet, they probably wouldn't choose to have a child either!

    Maybe a clump...
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    Beto says flatly, "We know he lied under oath."...

    Beto says flatly, "We know he lied under oath." Kamala says, "He lied to the U.S. Senate."

    Could someone please expend some bandwidth detailing his lie?

    So far as I can tell, his "lie" is...
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    Go for it. Get Stier out there on the talking...

    Go for it. Get Stier out there on the talking head circuit.

    I don't know if Beto knows anything.

    Even retired music teachers in Florida knew about Debbie Ramirez a year ago.

    The...
  14. New arguments in a familiar conversation...

    New arguments in a familiar conversation.
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    "Yesterday, we learned of another accusation...

    "Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh—one we didn't find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his...
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    One footnote here. A question, really. Kamala...

    One footnote here. A question, really.

    Kamala Harris hopped on this fake news in a big way; so did Cory Booker and several others.

    But Cory and Kamala were on the Judiciary Committee, as was...
  17. Thread: Ineptocracy

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    I'm not sure "welfare addled white people" is a...

    I'm not sure "welfare addled white people" is a step up from racist white supremacists.

    That's OK. I'll tuck it away in the file with knuckle-draggers, deplorables, bitter clingers, misogynist,...
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    Time's up. BREAKING: New York Times Adds...

    Time's up.

    BREAKING: New York Times Adds Correction To Kavanaugh Smear Article
    Mollie Hemingway's tweet is included:

    1173432452435644416

    The Daily Wire report (Ryan Saavedra) summaries...
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    One of the articles somewhere quoted an attorney...

    One of the articles somewhere quoted an attorney for Deborah Ramirez, the alleged victim, saying this was about abortion.

    So I'm sure you're right: it's a message, a warning to any conservative...
  20. Thread: Ineptocracy

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    :table: The last thing they want is for...

    :table:

    The last thing they want is for somebody to come in and do things.
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    Another day, another shark

    Jump on it! as the Sugarhill Gang would say. This kerfuffle is so pin-headed it makes me think different agendas are in play.

    Democratic presidential candidates want Kavanaugh impeached after...
  22. :laugh::encourage: Washington Heights was...

    :laugh::encourage:

    Washington Heights was pretty far up. I lived in Morningside Heights a few years (125th st.)
  23. Thread: Meme

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    1004 - 1011 We have a winner! Thanks

    1004 - 1011

    We have a winner!

    Thanks
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    The chains on the green truck look serious to me....

    The chains on the green truck look serious to me. :eek:
  25. Thread: A lie deferred

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    A lie deferred

    With apologies to Langston Hughes,
    a couple of days ago ex-NFLer* Edawn Coughman was caught setting up a hoax.

    Former pro football player accused of staging racially-motivated burglary

    For...
  26. The HateTrump forces haven't even given up on the...

    The HateTrump forces haven't even given up on the Charlottesville "lie" yet, still accusing Trump of saying neo-Nazis and such were "good people."
  27. Thread: Tweets

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    The Language of Democrats

    1170914148919590914

    Apparently PAB is "trending." :rolleyes:

    (Would "pussy ass bitch" be considered misogynist?)
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    Very impressive! Obviously long thought out, and...

    Very impressive! Obviously long thought out, and holds together pretty well, even including thesaurus-worthy words like propitiation. I'm definitely on the amateur pitiation level myself.
    ...
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    The cause is so important and urgent it's worth...

    The cause is so important and urgent it's worth sacrificing what is dearest to Americans, our wealth and our freedom.

    I don't think it's much more complicated than that.

    OK, and maybe a few...
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    Religiosity of climate Apocalypse

    A video of AOC envisioning the loss of Miami because of climate change seems to be the latest escalation of alarms requiring a commensurate response:

    ...
  31. I lost power for a week on Long Island due to...

    I lost power for a week on Long Island due to "Superstorm Sandy," so called because it wasn't a hurricane when it made landfall. Luckily the weather was warm anyway, but still it's no fun. A number...
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    My local paper (no longer Newsday :D ) pick it up...

    My local paper (no longer Newsday :D ) pick it up for their top right headline:

    O'Rourke scrambles Dems' gun message

    The report goes on to say the same thing different ways by different people....
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    Beto won't be able to either. If there was...

    Beto won't be able to either.

    If there was ever a chance of sneaking it in on the sly, through detailed, expansive legislation such as this, S.66 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, that chance is...
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    1172551866472787969.

    1172551866472787969.
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    On a positive note, Beto O'Rourke has let us put...

    On a positive note, Beto O'Rourke has let us put aside the long-recited Democratic disclaimer, "nobody is saying they're going to take your guns...."

    :laugh:

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    The biggest eye roll of the night (from what I've...

    The biggest eye roll of the night (from what I've seen) belongs to the ABC moderators, actually, pitching a softball so fat and slow it groaned on its way toward the candidates.

    I forgot about it...
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    I haven't watched much of it yet. 1. Well,...

    I haven't watched much of it yet.

    1. Well, Castro took a shot at Joe, but seemed to get a flag for bullying (does anyone remember Lazio and Hillary?). Plus, Castro was wrong on the facts, not...
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    For all I know Bolton's ouster was a gesture of...

    For all I know Bolton's ouster was a gesture of goodwill toward the Chinese/Norks and/or the Iranians/Afganisters.
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    A moth to flame, LM. This will be more time...

    A moth to flame, LM.

    This will be more time I've spent recording ABC since... God knows when. I don't.
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    Trump visits Baltimore; CNN hosts debate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sHtsPch-O4&feature=youtu.be

    I'm not sure we're at the point where a live YouTube video will get higher ratings than a CNN presidential debate, but CNN's working on...
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    Bolton is a smidgen too predictable and...

    Bolton is a smidgen too predictable and belligerent for me, but that was why I thought his being in Trump's inner circle was so good.

    I hardly expect Trump to take dictation from Mr....
  42. David Catron hits it on the head. The "rural...

    David Catron hits it on the head. The "rural counties" that Democrat friendly commentary casually writes off to the GOP in NC 9 are not white. The subhead to Catron's essay is, "Minority voters are...
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    Yes. That's why imo "racist" was dropped in favor...

    Yes. That's why imo "racist" was dropped in favor of "white supremacist" and "white nationalist." A freshened-up dose of rhetorical venom.

    It's my opinion that Donald Trump was in fact a third...
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    I was thinking that the charge of racism is the...

    I was thinking that the charge of racism is the only thing that could keep the African American block of Democratic faithful from crumbling in light of these economic numbers. That being the case,...
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    Why Trump Is So Racist

    Simple.

    Black Poverty Hits Record Low Under President Trump
    And major retailers are announcing plans for major hiring around the holidays this year. It's all good, evening this tweet:
    ...
  46. Republicans Won Both Elections In North Carolina — But It’s Not All Bad News For Democrats

    That's the headline at FiveThirtyEight. Nathaniel Rakich writes:
    Most headlines ignore the election in NC 3, in which "Greg Murphy defeated Democrat Allen Thomas, a former Greenville mayor, 62...
  47. Just an update. Oberlin's effort to kick the can...

    Just an update. Oberlin's effort to kick the can down the road fails.

    Oberlin College denied new trial in Gibson’s Bakery case
    The wheels turn slowly, but they do turn.
  48. Thread: Cooking Fails

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    :lmao:

    :lmao:
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    Those Epsteins. Rough crowd. :D

    Those Epsteins. Rough crowd. :D
  50. Nadler and the Dems seem to be taking themselves...

    Nadler and the Dems seem to be taking themselves very seriously.
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    For a lot of people the internet means their...

    For a lot of people the internet means their phone. Browsing search returns isn't easy on a tiny screen, and news "searches" such as occur consist of poking the "news" icon and glancing at the...
  52. I have no trouble laughing at Sharpie jokes. To...

    I have no trouble laughing at Sharpie jokes. To me it comes under the "that's funny I don't care who you are" heading.

    But I also laugh at the perfectly seriously faces saying this is a crime and...
  53. It's the top story (print edition) in my morning...

    It's the top story (print edition) in my morning newspaper.

    :laugh: Italics added:

    Manatee meteorologist backs colleagues
    I'm pleased that he's concerned with political influence over...
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    So I watched the Levin interview. It was...

    So I watched the Levin interview. It was interesting to watch Epstein himself, but the show gave no new revelations. Some of it was a tease. He said, for example, there were a number of techniques...
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    still fishing

    I see former Native American Elizabeth Warren is edging Joe Biden,

    Elizabeth Warren edges Joe Biden across early presidential states, polling finds
    Also, Tom Steyer has "surged" at least enough...
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    Alex Jones I know nothing about. But "repudiate"...

    Alex Jones I know nothing about. But "repudiate" Buckley isn't right. I found his TV persona impossible. And in the 60s when I remember his TV show I was left wing. (Vietnam days, y'know.) I've heard...
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    :laugh: We'll see. I've never watched too much of...

    :laugh: We'll see. I've never watched too much of his show. It reminds me a bit of Wm F Buckley on PBS.
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    robert epstein study on google search

    I saw a news/promo from Fox News:

    Dr. Robert Epstein: Study claims Google reflected 'very dramatic bias' in 2016 election search results

    Frankly I didn't think much of it. Everybody knows...
  59. Thread: Meme

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    Nice counter sign.

    Nice counter sign.
  60. A timely little essay today about price controls:...

    A timely little essay today about price controls:

    Why Are Republicans Caving to Socialist Price-Setters?
    The author, Denison Smith, touches on the Nixon/Carter experience. It does seem like every...
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    Draft Dispossessed Democrats

    Al Gore's got nothing to do. He's only 71; Biden's 76, Sanders is 78! Trump is 73.

    Warren is 70 years old but she's a girl.

    I think they should draft an Al Gore/Stacey Abrams ticket.

    Gore...
  62. They're about to kick-start another impeachment...

    They're about to kick-start another impeachment drive. Nadler's got this, dontcha know.

    So this CRIME of tinkering with official forecasts is one count, and of course emoluments, such a...
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    He was orange. The whole show was as orange as...

    He was orange. The whole show was as orange as The Home Depot.
  64. Thread: Air Fryer

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    This gave me a chuckle remembering an article...

    This gave me a chuckle remembering an article some years back that featured a portrait of a poor village in Africa, whose quiet ambiance, once filled only with the sound of women pounding grain or...
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    I was asking you about this particular claim,...

    I was asking you about this particular claim, which I don't understand: "Populations are all declining due to a move away from subsistence farming."
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    How's that? I'm not sure we really know why the...

    How's that?
    I'm not sure we really know why the rate of population growth has slowed. In developed countries, the better off classes always have fewer children, presumably to conserve assets.
    ...
  67. Thread: Air Fryer

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    We enjoy distinct, local (ethnic sometimes)...

    We enjoy distinct, local (ethnic sometimes) cuisines, and for linguistic simplicity we call them "authentic."

    In my personal experience, though, many "authentic" cuisines are rooted in poverty,...
  68. Thread: Byeden

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    Byeden

    New Hampshire's primary is a long way off yet, but still...

    Top Biden backer warns he’s at risk of losing New Hampshire

    This Politico pieces talks about energy and organization, etc.


    ...
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    But I can quote you! Ha! Sort of like a one-way...

    But I can quote you! Ha! Sort of like a one-way window. :cool:

    I think there's a definite impulse in activism that entices you to display the depth of your commitment by the sacrifice/hardship...
  70. Oh, I could imagine weather forecasts being...

    Oh, I could imagine weather forecasts being falsified for a quick profit in commodities futures, for example.

    I think this particular kerfuffle is ridiculous.
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    Can you give me an example of what you mean here?...

    Can you give me an example of what you mean here?

    (Antifa doesn't count. ;) )
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    Greens: Save the planet, screw the people

    A strong editorial in the Washington Examiner that spins off Bernie Sanders' awkward curtsy to eugenics and abortion. It also refreshed my recollection of the wonderful words in The Economist, "More...
  73. When they take a Sharpie doodle on a weather map...

    When they take a Sharpie doodle on a weather map and disingenuously proclaim a criminal fraud, it's hard to take seriously the complaint that critics would "cherry pick" elsewhere.
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    I feel like you've trained your binoculars on...

    I feel like you've trained your binoculars on such distant objects that I can't get a sharp focus no matter how I turn the fly wheel.

    You write, "progressive ideals will not survive," but clearly...
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    CNN's Climate Crisis Town Hall

    When the DNC declined to schedule a debate devoted exclusively to climate change, it seemed much of the reason was to avoid airing a compendium of outlier positions in one boring package. CNN took up...
  76. Also in the WaPost, though this link is to the...

    Also in the WaPost, though this link is to the Houston Chronicle:

    Why President Trump's sharpied weather map was likely a crime - and should be
    Can impeachment be far behind?!?!!1!
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    Adios, Think Progress

    John Hinderaker at Powerline:
    Hinderaker bases his report on this Daily Caller piece:

    Progressive Website ThinkProgress Is Shutting Down Because Nobody Wants To Buy It
    John Hinderaker's take:...
  78. I don't remember using the word "coronation" in...

    I don't remember using the word "coronation" in 2016, though I may have.

    Surely I used it often in 2008, because I think a coronation was intended. The DNC even arranged the calendar,...
  79. It tickles me, a little like complaining about...

    It tickles me, a little like complaining about the other Party's gerrymandering.

    You know if the Democrats were as uniformly backing one candidate, they'd be happy as clams to try the same. In...
  80. $#^% that *@^$&, phillygirl.

    $#^% that *@^$&, phillygirl.
  81. It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges

    This article in The Atlantic by Jemele Hill, with a typical click-bait headline, has generated some reaction, as you might expect. Calling, essentially, for re-segregation is still controversial even...
  82. I don't know about all of that, but my personal...

    I don't know about all of that, but my personal impression is that there is a whole lot more lifelong mixing of races (friendships as well as marriages and child-raising couples) in the "working...
  83. What seems to have been proven wrong was the...

    What seems to have been proven wrong was the opposition, mounted by the regulars, including Bloomberg and police chiefs.
  84. Not a whole Lott would be my guess.

    Not a whole Lott would be my guess.
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    Moving to Florida

    Dorian was no help at all.

    More people moved to Florida than any other state

    Yikes. I'm a guilty immigrant to the state also. Still, I'll miss the days when orange meant mostly groves of citrus...
  86. More Guns, Less Crime, again: Four years after...

    More Guns, Less Crime, again:

    Four years after allowing universal ‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated the safest state in the nation for crime
    Lifson goes on to mention Lott's book in his wrap up:
  87. Even your summary makes my head swim. Here's the...

    Even your summary makes my head swim. Here's the situation in my family, for your consideration. My father bought a "22 rifle" once upon a time in Massachusetts, moved and lived in North Carolina for...
  88. Thread: Tweets

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    So she was. And what came out was annoying. ...

    So she was. And what came out was annoying.

    Interesting that "common sense" has become one word, tripping off the tongue in "commonsense gun legislation." Maybe swapping in that last word for the...
  89. Thread: Tweets

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    I don't favor the word "gang-banger" because I...

    I don't favor the word "gang-banger" because I believe it's too closely associated with gang rape (which I think is its source), whereas gangs are involved with a variety of stuff. Unfortunately,...
  90. Thread: Tweets

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    "Gang bangers." In this thread? In 218 posts...

    "Gang bangers." In this thread?

    In 218 posts only you, as The Platters used to sing.

    Maybe elsewhere. I think I've used the term "gang bangers" myself, actually. Heck, I even typed "OMG" this...
  91. Thread: Tweets

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    I can't speak for anyone else here, but it was...

    I can't speak for anyone else here, but it was the mayor of Chicago who just now blamed somebody else for her problems. Haven't heard from other mayors.
  92. Thread: Tweets

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    I'd go straight to the techniques that worked in...

    I'd go straight to the techniques that worked in the Giuliani administration in NYC (which is why he wrote the tweet).

    Broken windows, stop & frisk, community policing and outreach, were...
  93. Thread: Tweets

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    She cracks me up. OK, she'd have a point if...

    She cracks me up.

    OK, she'd have a point if the "death tallies in Chicago" were not INCLUDED in the scary mass shooting stats. But they are. That's how they get the scary numbers they throw out,...
  94. Well, one more thing. I'm confident I know...

    Well, one more thing.

    I'm confident I know less about guns and gun sales than phillygirl, so far, but I know Democrats a bit better.

    There is no "minimal" or "let's say" reasonable middle...
  95. Question. I recently read that an Illinois...

    Question. I recently read that an Illinois politician blamed Chicago gun violence on guns coming in from out of state, from Indiana in particular. She was responding to the commonly noted irony of...
  96. The idea of Rolling Stone lecturing anyone about...

    The idea of Rolling Stone lecturing anyone about fact checking should elicit gales of laughter from anyone with a better memory than Joe Biden.

    Here Rolling Stone tells us such a task is a...
  97. Now you're edging into Andrew Yang's personal...

    Now you're edging into Andrew Yang's personal space.... ;)
  98. NOT a case in point. It's semantic nit-picking. ...

    NOT a case in point. It's semantic nit-picking.

    It's more like pretending Trump believes there were airplanes aloft in the American Revolution.

    Or that Obama thinks there are 57 states.

    Or...
  99. Almost. I accidentally clicked on the WaPost...

    Almost.

    I accidentally clicked on the WaPost report. It includes the social media reaction to the incident, which Deep Voice South does not, though in fairness, if DVS was the first report, there...
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    The world walks into World War II

    80 years ago Hitler invaded Poland, marking the "official" start of World War II. In this essay historian Victor Davis Hanson suggests that the turning point was truly the non-aggression pact signed...
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