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  1. If she’s Republican she’s a near impossible long...

    If she’s Republican she’s a near impossible long shot.

    Ironically that takes the heat off her.
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    I confess a shallow acquaintance with this latest...

    I confess a shallow acquaintance with this latest Outrage that will doom Trump. It looks like a careless tweet that plays well into the hands of those who call him a racist.

    But it seems to me...
  3. That’s strong commercial! If she is a Democrat,...

    That’s strong commercial! If she is a Democrat, I’d say she has a shot. But as for the notion she can’t be impugned by a malicious play of the race card, how quickly we forget!

    All...
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    Good God. We’re talking about the last Democrat....

    Good God. We’re talking about the last Democrat. I am anyway. Sorry to see Scott hammering nits while I’m beyond reach of Mr. Gore’s marvelous invention 😉

    And anyway the point is to wonder about a...
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    New Democratic Secretary of State

    Gov. Inslee, Democratic candidate for president, said Saturday that if elected he would choose Megan Rapinoe to be Secretary of State

    And why not? The last one was Hillary Clinton....
  6. Why AOC is the Taylor Swift of the Democratic...

    Why AOC is the Taylor Swift of the Democratic Party
  7. Andrew Cuomo: The progressive predicament in New York...

    NY Gov. Cuomo, writing in the NY Daily News:

    The progressive predicament in New York, and across America: Democrats must be more about delivering results rather than making promises

    This is an...
  8. The actual answer is that when "I just noticed...

    The actual answer is that when "I just noticed this again...." I read it through.
  9. Thread: Tweets

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    1149698756906037248.

    1149698756906037248.
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    It really depends of the route she took. Was she...

    It really depends of the route she took. Was she creeping to a lot on the other side of a trailer park? I'd give her a pass.

    Was she on the interstate, maybe going 40 with flashers on? :wtf:
  11. I just noticed this again, Tom, and I have to say...

    I just noticed this again, Tom, and I have to say it sounds naive, as if you've never heard or read the spiel of the real thing, a white supremacist. It sounds like you're buying the towering...
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    Illinois Woman Say, Hold My Beer....

    Here's the link, as I saw it on Drudge,

    Mom Charged After Driving With Kids Inside Inflatable Pool On Roof

    and here's the nutshell: She drove to a neighbor's house with her two daughters (one...
  13. AOC's chief of staff comments just killed the Green New Deal

    The headline over Philip Klein's essay cuts to the chase:


    The WaPost hagiography is here:

    AOC’s Chief of Change
    Saikat Chakrabarti isn’t just running her office. He’s guiding a movement.
    ...
  14. I bumped into this Gateway Pundit entry this...

    I bumped into this Gateway Pundit entry this morning:

    IT’S OFFICIAL: In President Trump’s First Two-and-a-Half Years He’s Already Outperformed Every President in US Stock Market History

    Jim...
  15. The article mentions their having done that...

    The article mentions their having done that (Comey's book), but that's problematic, too.

    But really, how hard is it not to take the reviews seriously? Or to read them merely for entertainment,...
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    I believe that bit of comic relief is from a...

    I believe that bit of comic relief is from a famous appropriator of Native American identity, for a while, now running for president. It's funny because the Democrats blame Trump for absolutely...
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    "Wow, he's going to follow the law?"

    This is Sen. Warren's snark in response to Trump's retreat on the census citizenship question, but what I also see is a welter of reports about the Democrats' outrage over the impending "deportation...
  18. "Full disclosure," as they say. I think Omar is a...

    "Full disclosure," as they say. I think Omar is a fraud and a huckster in the Al Sharpton tradition of hate mongering. I think she was elected because she reflects the views of her constituents,...
  19. I don't agree, Tom. I've had a chance to watch...

    I don't agree, Tom. I've had a chance to watch more, and his monologues are very plainspoken, without nuance. Friends are friends, enemies are enemies; there are no "friends across the aisle."
    ...
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    It's grandma and her bratty grandkids. Or a...

    It's grandma and her bratty grandkids.

    Or a power play for control of the Democratic Party, the upstarts using their favorite, tried-and-true tool, the ad hominem attack, most especially the race...
  21. :laugh: I'll have to retract my earlier...

    :laugh: I'll have to retract my earlier suggestion that lefties don't have a sense of humor.

    As for DJT's C-TG,


    Y'know, I remember long ago, in a forum far, far away, going back and forth...
  22. A follow-up on that point: CNN mired in a...

    A follow-up on that point:

    CNN mired in a credibility crisis as ratings continue to collapse, experts say
    At least that "third current staffer" has kept his sense of humor.


    The article looks...
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    AOC's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, is a...

    AOC's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, is a provocateur who has made some "controversial" tweets in the past,


    as well as violated federal election law, organizing work-arounds for disclosure...
  24. Thread: Funnies

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    :encourage: When I was teaching I always...

    :encourage:

    When I was teaching I always imagined anything I wrote on the internet was printed out, sitting on the desk of an administrator who really, really wanted to fire me. I wasn't on...
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    :eek: I was indulging some gallows humor. More...

    :eek:

    I was indulging some gallows humor. More seriously, I do wonder if this guy should be teaching.
  26. Stelter is a comical figure, hard at work driving...

    Stelter is a comical figure, hard at work driving his network into Don Lemon's black hole.

    And I don't expect to watch the video. But I'll comment on the quote you lead with.

    Simply put,...
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    Do you think part of his penalty for the...

    Do you think part of his penalty for the enumerated crimes should be a marksmanship class?
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    Was this a suicide attempt? Did he mess that...

    Was this a suicide attempt?

    Did he mess that up?

    And not for nothing, isn't "janitor" a demeaning term? Should he have said "custodian"?

    He's probably racist.
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    It's a "lie" because not every. single....

    It's a "lie" because not every. single. criticism. on God's green earth was met with the president-while-black canard.

    See? Norm found one.

    Conservatives are not allowed hyperbole. :D

    That's...
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    Phillygirl's right. Labor Day is an eternity...

    Phillygirl's right. Labor Day is an eternity away. I don't know if she's good to Tuesday.

    Well, Megan put the brakes to that this year:

    US victory most-viewed match this year but down from...
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    :lmao: For a long time every. single....

    :lmao:

    For a long time every. single. criticism of President Obama, no matter the point, was met with the dismissive response that he was "guilty of being president while black."

    I think most...
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    Beautiful lady, Scott! You have hidden talent or...

    Beautiful lady, Scott! You have hidden talent or something?
  33. I stopped reading the Esquire piece at the first...

    I stopped reading the Esquire piece at the first sentence. Since that essay was published, Carlson has spent another show drilling down on the subject. I looked up Carlson's commentary:
    I think this...
  34. Poll: The "Billy Graham Rule" label is new to me, too,...

    The "Billy Graham Rule" label is new to me, too, though I've known many people who practiced such a rule, and variations of it. I think it hearkens back to the advice, avoid temptation. (As mentioned...
  35. Poll: Such was policy where I worked, and more, and for...

    Such was policy where I worked, and more, and for good reason: mostly to protect the teacher. You and I have crossed words before over the role of "the appearance of impropriety," most pointedly...
  36. Thread: Meme

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    :laugh: Closer to true would show that trio...

    :laugh:

    Closer to true would show that trio out of their restraints, swarming Miss Nancy, competing for the steering wheel.

    ;)
  37. Thread: Long Jokes

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    Oldie but goodie. I'd forgotten it.

    Oldie but goodie. I'd forgotten it.
  38. Nothing in my post was speculative, except the...

    Nothing in my post was speculative, except the last sentence, which I prefaced with the words "I feel," as a hint.

    Nor was any part of my post meant as an insult, but only to broaden your first...
  39. None of us know, and we are speculating. We don't...

    None of us know, and we are speculating. We don't even know that this Darroch guy didn't arrange the "leak" himself.

    We know leaks in diplomatic channels are a very serious problem. If you can't...
  40. "A day after the Pritzker administration defended...

    "A day after the Pritzker administration defended its decision to bar the band Confederate Railroad from the downstate DuQoin State Fair, the Democratic governor called the Confederate flag “a symbol...
  41. Thread: Tweets

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    That wasn't a blunder.

    That wasn't a blunder.
  42. Bill Cosby's a good example. So is Jerry...

    Bill Cosby's a good example. So is Jerry Sandusky. I stood by Lance Armstrong to my chagrin and embarrassment. In the case of Donald Trump, who the WaPost accuses of lying 100,000 times or so, I find...
  43. Are they paying the bands? If so, the...

    Are they paying the bands?

    If so, the question should be why the hell are tax dollars going to pay bands at a fair? And if not so, your notion applies.
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    Per the thread title here, I shouldn't be...

    Per the thread title here, I shouldn't be surprised that those who agree with Ms Rapinoe's politics support her putting the cause ahead of her sport. Her politics are hardly the affirming,...
  45. I'd like to see an end to the notion that club...

    I'd like to see an end to the notion that club membership excuses shady behavior.

    This essay by Kyle Smith refreshed my recollection of a very offensive example:

    Jeffrey Epstein Should Cancel...
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    With Swalwell's exit, I think Tom saw a space...

    With Swalwell's exit, I think Tom saw a space open up in the S section:

    Tom Steyer enters Democratic race: "We've got to take the corporate control out of our politics"
  47. I'm reading some posts that want to tie Perot to...

    I'm reading some posts that want to tie Perot to Trump, a lineage thing, but I think the similarities are superficial. Perot really was a gadfly, and never (I thought) a serious contender. When was...
  48. Could be. He missed 2016. Beer goggles fit...

    Could be. He missed 2016.

    Beer goggles fit everyone, though. We see a cautionary note in Victor Davis Hanson's The Case for Trump, page 104/5:


    In a June 30, 2015, Quinnipiac University...
  49. Poking around, it appears the momentum for this...

    Poking around, it appears the momentum for this began at a site called Capitol fax. And it all does appear to emanate from vapors surrounding the word confederate.

    Pfft. I'll wait 'til this gang...
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    You're being pulled into the weeds. Nit-picked to...

    You're being pulled into the weeds. Nit-picked to death.

    Nike made a commercial featuring Megan and hammering the political angle (starts at about the 30'' mark).

    If you are just cheering the...
  51. Some good people I know voted for him, at least...

    Some good people I know voted for him, at least in 1992.

    I enjoyed some of his folksy rhetoric, but I believe he got Bill Clinton elected. That certainly changed recent history.
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    Not necessarily "patriotism," per se, just...

    Not necessarily "patriotism," per se, just bad-mouthing your sponsor.

    Imagine a quarterback bad-mouthing the town the team represents.
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    The answer lies in negotiations between the...

    The answer lies in negotiations between the players and the orgs, seems to me.



    That's a crucial ingredient. Think of the loyalties for pro football and baseball teams, some built up over...
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    Es demasiado tarde, amiga. :D

    Es demasiado tarde, amiga. :D
  55. "Wild" is the view of newbie Jesse Pound, NBC...

    "Wild" is the view of newbie Jesse Pound, NBC writer, but to a lot of not-Democrats the Dems seem to be re-enacting 1972 and headed for a major catastrophe.

    The fear is overconfidence, that...
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    I heard that men's World Cup soccer generates...

    I heard that men's World Cup soccer generates many billions of dollars in revenue (4? 6?), while women's soccer generates between $100 and 200 million. Four billion is twenty times 200 million, so to...
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    He should be in a glass box at the wake, just to...

    He should be in a glass box at the wake, just to keep everybody on their toes.

    :D
  58. I just now watched an interview by Shannon Bream...

    I just now watched an interview by Shannon Bream of Conchita Sarnoff, who's been studying Epstein for a decade and who authored the book about him, TrafficKing.

    Sarnoff believes presidential...
  59. Who do you mean is the "ally"? Epstein? I doubt...

    Who do you mean is the "ally"? Epstein? I doubt any elective politician will come within telephoto lens of him.

    A Young Democrat Lizard can't accept support these days from either man. Rashida...
  60. From Angel Ureña, Pres. Clinton's press...

    From Angel Ureña, Pres. Clinton's press secretary:

    1148357927625023490

    "I did not have sexual relations with those children." :encourage:
  61. It's also less explicit than your statement. ...

    It's also less explicit than your statement.

    Epstein was a major Democratic supporter, and maybe that liberal cred was his license to err. Once upon a time. Harvey Weinstein was similar. My...
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    Farewell, Swallwell. Eric Swalwell expected...

    Farewell, Swallwell.

    Eric Swalwell expected to end presidential bid after failing to gain traction

    Just as well. Poor Tom Brokaw would probably choke to death trying to pronounce his name....
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    Over the years I've known many, many people from...

    Over the years I've known many, many people from various Central and South American countries, principally El Salvador. Many of them are illegal immigrants, and they came here to escape grinding,...
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    I said what I said. Feel free to read it again.

    I said what I said. Feel free to read it again.
  65. Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

    The Daily Beast:

    Speaking of which:

    Christine Pelosi warns it's 'quite likely that some of our faves are implicated' in 'horrific' Epstein case

    Epstein will be fending off life in prison....
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    So is this ignorance or politics? ...

    So is this ignorance or politics?

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    Dragging the flag around like Linus' blanket... I'll go with Ignorance for $100, Alex.
  67. Nail, meet hammer. The appeal of such ideas...

    Nail, meet hammer.

    The appeal of such ideas is moral: compassion is good, more compassion is better, and if you aren't the most compassionate of all you are bad.

    What kind of churlish ingrate...
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    The Guardian article cited above notes that men...

    The Guardian article cited above notes that men and women negotiate separate arrangements. The women players are (very modestly) salaried, for example; men are not. But there is little doubt that the...
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    ‘Not just for soccer, but for women’

    That's the online headline, and the subhead of the US women win world cup page 1 topper in our local paper's print edition. Followed by,


    Fans at Shamrock Pub in Sarasota cheer on the U.S....
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    Didn't one of the Kennedys tout some program to...

    Didn't one of the Kennedys tout some program to have Hugo Chavez provide heating oil for the needy in Massachusetts or something?

    Aha! It was Joe-4-Oil, a.k.a. Citizens Energy Corporation.

    ...
  71. Back in the late 1970s when NYC was in the...

    Back in the late 1970s when NYC was in the dumpster, I remember that a venerable old Manhattan church (St. Marks?) started setting up a free food counter somewhere outside around its public entrance....
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    OK. Where does "equal pay!" fall between...

    OK.

    Where does "equal pay!" fall between sports and politics? I think it's fair game for either, no pun intended. Probably.

    I'm not trying to be clever with that question, but politics have...
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    Has this team winnowed its fan base to the...

    Has this team winnowed its fan base to the liberal rudeniks among us?

    Such that chanting "Fuck Trump" in a live TV feed is cute? I read they're having a parade in NYC. No better place for it, and...
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    :laugh: A-yup. I'd say that applies to a...

    :laugh: A-yup. I'd say that applies to a malapropism about 18th century airports, too. ;)
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    open borders, except for Venezuelans

    I see a fairly coherent push now from Democrats for an aid package (a "Marshall Plan") for certain countries in South America, called the "Northern Triangle," Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
    ...
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    1147218439993483265 Another poorly attended...

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    Another poorly attended event, days after she voted against giving these kids toothpaste and soap:

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    How many taxpayer dollars went to pay for this on-location...
  77. Perhaps, but that sheet looks like evidence...

    Perhaps, but that sheet looks like evidence itself of criminal intent (mens rea?) in a RICO investigation.
  78. Y'know what has surprised me is not Biden's...

    Y'know what has surprised me is not Biden's swoon—I expected that; I expect more of the same—but Buttigieg's slump.

    National Quinnipiac Poll – Biden 22%, Harris 20%, Warren 14%, Sanders 13%…...
  79. I didn't listen or read all the complaints by...

    I didn't listen or read all the complaints by exiting members, but what I did listen to and read didn't show any concern about what might happen. The selective snottery Ravelry displayed this time...
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    A small step for a man

    The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 is this month. It was launched on July 16th, landed on the moon on the 20th, and Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface the 21st. It was an amazing, historic...
  81. Here are some NOT banned patterns: 2325 ...

    Here are some NOT banned patterns:

    2325

    WalkAway from Ravelry: Intolerant knitting site Ravelry losing members
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    But meanwhile, it sounds like Trump is...

    But meanwhile,

    it sounds like Trump is considering this idea:

    Trump says administration preparing an executive order on drug prices

    Put a little carve-out for charity cases, and I'm in....
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    Is it your contention that pharmaceuticals are...

    Is it your contention that pharmaceuticals are sold at the same price here in America and in Canada, for example?

    I hope not.
  84. :lmao: That's the tallest pile of horse...

    :lmao:



    That's the tallest pile of horse manure I've seen yet in this campaign.

    To call it a veiled threat is to give it too much dignity. It's closer to Kamaha's dirty double-cross...
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    Nobody has called for open borders.

    Democratic congresswoman secretly sending staff into Mexico to coach asylum-seekers
    Well, they were "wrongly returned." Nobody has called for open borders.



    More at the link, of course.
  86. Also there's a sense of "I will make it so" in...

    Also there's a sense of "I will make it so" in Harris's pronouncements, which haven't been tested by a long career. She nods her head as if to say, "You will agree with me, won't you!" (That's not a...
  87. No doubt, but that's not a high bar. He's flopped...

    No doubt, but that's not a high bar. He's flopped twice before.

    I do believe his "popularity" has been a place holder for undecided Democrats, waiting to see which of the current crop of...
  88. That's my take, too. I see it dramatically...

    That's my take, too. I see it dramatically locally. Bottom wages are going up smartly, a lot from competition—"now hiring" signs are everywhere.

    But the other ways employers are competed are in...
  89. There's a thread nearby ...

    There's a thread nearby about words which can appear to mean opposite things depending on context. So it is with statistics, too, such as wage growth.

    Some pols paint a grim picture by expanding...
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    I'd also be curious to know if there are examples...

    I'd also be curious to know if there are examples of words which mean the same thing despite appearing to be opposites, like flammable and inflammable.
  91. Thread: Tweets

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    1147147032672526336 Maybe he should redirect...

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    Maybe he should redirect his appeals on behalf of California.
  92. Thread: Meme

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    They listened to the entire speech and all they...

    They listened to the entire speech and all they got was a lousy malaprop?

    :table:
  93. Thread: Tweets

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    terrifying? Methinks Mr. Gaydos is being a bit...

    terrifying? Methinks Mr. Gaydos is being a bit precious here, maybe intentionally so, in the spirit of Hate Trump.

    Or maybe growing up in NC inured me to conveys of military vehicles. In any...
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    I probably repeat myself in this post, so I claim...

    I probably repeat myself in this post, so I claim privilege as an old fart to do so.

    I was touched to watch recently Donald Trump and the Queen of England stand together respectfully listening to...
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    Revised: We went to a nice restaurant overlooking...

    Revised: We went to a nice restaurant overlooking the water and had a good dinner, watched the fireworks from a dock out front.

    There was a pretty good lightning show to the east.
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    1146820199146053634 :encourage:

    1146820199146053634

    :encourage:
  97. :table::table:

    :table::table:
  98. It's hysterical to listen to. Meanwhile, the...

    It's hysterical to listen to.

    Meanwhile, the left, gentle souls, is taking care of business.

    ‘Mini AOC’ Doxxed And Threatened, Family Shuts Down All Her Social Accounts

    ...
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    We're about to go to the beach with friends for...

    We're about to go to the beach with friends for fireworks. I'm not aware of a local parade here. The "season" is not exactly July. (Our Christmas parade is before Thanksgiving, too, closer to...
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    That video reminds me of the malathion moment way...

    That video reminds me of the malathion moment way back in (pardon me while I look it up...) 1981 when California Gov. Brown's chief of staff B.T. Collins drank a cup of malathion to ease panic about...
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