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  1. Good catch. (A bombshell, if true.) In another...

    Good catch. (A bombshell, if true.)

    In another vocabulary swap, the Democrats benched "quid pro quo" for "bribery."

    Dems shift rhetoric from ‘quid pro quo’ to ‘bribery’ after impeachment ‘focus...
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    Happy Birthday And best wishes for many more...

    Happy Birthday And best wishes for many more ahead to augment your collection.

    :encourage::encourage:
  3. Thread: Dow 40,000

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    So today the Dow 30 Industrials closed above...

    So today the Dow 30 Industrials closed above 28,000 by 4 for the first time. Used to be crossing a thousand marker was a headline. The radio station I was listening to driving home at 4:00 made no...
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    acting

    acting
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    Pfft. The Nazi star had the "benefit" of being...

    Pfft. The Nazi star had the "benefit" of being accurate.

    It's the Golden Ticket to enabling the BDS movement and antisemitic discrimination.

    Not that there's any of that in Europe. :rolleyes:
  6. Thread: Meme

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    I agree; I DON'T think she "had anything to do...

    I agree; I DON'T think she "had anything to do with it." It's just a popular meme.

    But I'd bet she and Bill have some ideas about it.
  7. Thread: I predict...

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    Very possible. They would vote some sort of...

    Very possible.

    They would vote some sort of censure instead.

    For one thing, impeachment is just not catching fire. I notice NONE of the aspiring presidential candidates are talking about it...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    The Yellow Star of David is back!

    Trump Administration Vows To Fight EU Decision To Put Warning Labels On Jewish Products
    We've been down this road before.

    It used to be people said "Never again" and meant it. Now they seem to...
  10. Thread: Tweets

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    :cool: That's quite an interesting designation. ...

    :cool: That's quite an interesting designation.

    Non-removable aliens can vote?
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    It gives him a leg up, certainly. Once upon a...

    It gives him a leg up, certainly. Once upon a time he was promoted as a good successor to Obama, and I'd have to poke around to refresh my memory as to why he faded away.

    However, you know the...
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    gem

    gem
  13. No. The reason the expression, "A bombshell, if...

    No. The reason the expression, "A bombshell, if true," is a joke is not because of the word "bombshell."
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    It's official this morning...

    It's official this morning, Patrick has entered the fray.

    Byron York not withstanding, I think he comes in a major contender. First, he's moderate in comparison to the left-binging crop out in...
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    X-Men

    X-Men
  16. We went to a local Republican club meeting today....

    We went to a local Republican club meeting today. It was the first time in many months I'd gone, maybe a year. Today the attendance was about triple what it was when I last went. The presiding...
  17. Day 1, Dems 0

    A few (a very few) of my Bonkers Facebook Friends are frenzied.

    "Ableist"?

    Oh well. Mostly we're back to travelogues and grandchildren.

    I just don't see anything emerging that will redeem...
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    breath mints

    breath mints
  19. Thread: Meme

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    https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p350...

    https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p350x350/74682723_10215049710225348_3203883570879791104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQmyEWkgmyMCbJ2KG_apHqDnkq08fvq8AQUzNYZsSX_rzn2UgpX4taBkjKsl1Nvamk0-RPS8J...
  20. Thread: Tweets

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    I understand a symptom of Parkinson's disease is...

    I understand a symptom of Parkinson's disease is hearing things.
  21. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJOEAj3WoAEWXPH?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJOEAj3WoAEWXPH?format=jpg&name=small
    .
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    Dragons

    Dragons
  23. Thread: Tweets

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    It looks to me like Hillary and her Mini-Me are...

    It looks to me like Hillary and her Mini-Me are trying to create a pantheon of women among whom Hillary looks terrific.

    I could see myself compiling a book about, say, Obscure Music Teachers Who...
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    Mighty big country.

    Mighty big country.
  25. Thread: Tweets

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    I bet Condi Rice isn't in there either. She...

    I bet Condi Rice isn't in there either.

    She was ignored in the school district where I worked, despite their focus on minorities, through both Black History Month and Women's History Month...
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    It's just weird. Expecting a different outcome,...

    It's just weird. Expecting a different outcome, this time. This time for sure. The calendar too is driving their desperation to suicidal heights.

    But they're going on less and less. Just like...
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    Mainstrea Media ups their game

    Negative coverage of the Trumpster goes from 90% to 96%. Written up here by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham:

    'News' Shows Try to Beat Trump Senseless
    I guess the reason RussiaRussia was a bust was...
  28. I haven't read Norm's reference, but your comment...

    I haven't read Norm's reference, but your comment reminds me that there were some "Pay Equity" schemes floated about that would set salaries according to things like formal education, so that, at...
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    Byron York, never a waste of time, pens a column...

    Byron York, never a waste of time, pens a column that's worth a look if only for its wry opener:

    No, Michael Bloomberg will not save the Democrats
    At that point I'm remembering the 1960s song...
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    Dei ;)

    Dei

    ;)
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    ahead

    ahead
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    OK, Mark Sanford isn't really a Democrat, but...

    OK, Mark Sanford isn't really a Democrat, but Mike $56 Billionberg isn't exactly a cisDemocrat either. Maybe a transDem.

    Anyway, Sanford "suspends" his campaign, according to this CBS report,...
  33. Are liberals afraid to go to rallies of...

    Are liberals afraid to go to rallies of candidates they support, for fear of being attacked, having they cars keyed or some such?

    Are liberals speakers shouted down? Do conservatives petition that...
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    Nazi

    Nazi
  35. And I was right, so there's that. :) No, hate...

    And I was right, so there's that. :)

    No, hate is a lefty thing.

    But Obama is a major fail, and it's far worse because he was the first black president. We deserved—we needed—a Jackie Robinson....
  36. Obama is mostly about himself, and this wet...

    Obama is mostly about himself, and this wet blanket he was throwing on our country and our future was meant to raise his legacy. He wanted to match expectations with what little he had accomplished,...
  37. For as long as I can remember, a big majority of...

    For as long as I can remember, a big majority of Americans thought of themselves as "middle class." Much too big a majority to be true, really; it was an attitude. Less well off often thought of...
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    hunting

    hunting
  39. That was Scott's point, not mine. I'm an also-ran...

    That was Scott's point, not mine. I'm an also-ran in that column.

    Two other things, though. One, I believe one of Obama's signal characteristics is his laziness. He was and remains, I believe, the...
  40. No, I don't think Obama wanted an economy in free...

    No, I don't think Obama wanted an economy in free fall. At least not after November.

    But I think most of all he wanted to radically transform America, and I think, per Rahm's aperçu, he saw in...
  41. I stumbled across the following quote from Obama,...

    Which has the benefit of making sense.[/QUOTE]I stumbled across the following quote from Obama, one I used to carry in my signature:


    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the...
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    SCAT (Sarasota County [FL] Area Transit)

    SCAT (Sarasota County [FL] Area Transit)
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    I won't argue that one. Strictly my recollected...

    I won't argue that one. Strictly my recollected impressions from having been there.

    And see? Your Texas District does look like spindly road kill.
  44. Mayor Mike wasn't known as a nanny for nothing.

    Mayor Mike wasn't known as a nanny for nothing.
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    Until about 2014 his district was the 3rd, on the...

    Until about 2014 his district was the 3rd, on the North Shore of the 2nd. That was when he was my very own congresscritter. He was followed in the 3rd by the Right Despicable Steve Israel.

    I...
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    GOP Rep. Peter King is retiring.

    This one is personal, having been a Long Island resident for decades. But at 28 years in Congress, he's worked as many years as I did at my principal job, and I fully understand that when you realize...
  47. It has baffled me that open-border Democrats...

    It has baffled me that open-border Democrats would expect their most faithful voters to be blind to the idea that waves of competing workers would suppress their own prospects.
  48. Thanks for posting that chart. I'd like to see it...

    Thanks for posting that chart. I'd like to see it when the 2019 numbers are added, and I'd guess that any number of sector charts would show a similar pattern.

    The chart shows 2016 headed in the...
  49. This thread took a predictable turn after Norm's...

    This thread took a predictable turn after Norm's opening snark ("It's hard work, getting out of bed day after day and owning stuff.") and my reply, to the effect that ordinary people are benefiting...
  50. No, I wasn't looking to minimize Obama's debut. ...

    No, I wasn't looking to minimize Obama's debut.

    Colloquially we date presidential terms from the election probably for two reasons. First, because it's easier to stick to round numbers. Reagan...
  51. It's three years and I guess you'll continue to...

    It's three years and I guess you'll continue to credit Obama for all things good in the economy until the cows come home. Feel free.

    At the time Trump won, quite apart from Cassandras like...
  52. That's playing with fire, because of course the...

    That's playing with fire, because of course the president does NOT control the economy like a tight-cornering sports car.

    After Obama was inaugurated the market dropped to stomach-churning levels...
  53. Why? The Inauguration is a meaningless day. Obama...

    Why? The Inauguration is a meaningless day. Obama blamed Bush II for the poor market for years; Democrats took credit for the good market under Trump's term as well.

    Those claims are highly...
  54. Your numbers do remind me of that market swoon in...

    Your numbers do remind me of that market swoon in early 2009, though. I think it bottomed out around March.

    I had more than a few arguments to stay in the market in those days, but we did,...
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    let

    let
  56. No, I wrote, BJ used the inauguration dates....

    No, I wrote,


    BJ used the inauguration dates.

    I don't find the Dow 30 a "meaningless" yard stick. It's an old, commonly understood measure, and a handy thumbnail for the health of the economy.
  57. He wouldn't say that in this case.

    He wouldn't say that in this case.
  58. The Dow 30 from Election Day to three years...

    The Dow 30 from Election Day to three years later.

    Edit to detail:
    11/4/08 9,625 to 11/10/11 11,894 = up 24% -- I was too generous, taking 12K and 9K.

    11/8/16 18,337 to 11/8 19 27681 = up 50%
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    trouble

    trouble
  60. Thread: EDKH

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    Think of Lee Harvey Oswald, literally and...

    Think of Lee Harvey Oswald, literally and figuratively a small man, cheap and twisted.

    It's monumentally frustrating that such a petty creep could cause such trauma to the nation, we simply...
  61. Thread: EDKH

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    :table: One thing I remember learning from my...

    :table:

    One thing I remember learning from my dope-dealing friends back in the day is that murder and mayhem are really cheap. It just depends on knowing the right people.

    This grand idea of a...
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    Sprat

    Sprat
  63. Thread: EDKH

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    That's a whole lot of "stupid" to accept, Adam. ...

    That's a whole lot of "stupid" to accept, Adam.

    But why do you assume the murderer had to come into and leave the prison? Why couldn't he still be there?
  64. I feel your exasperation, but in fact I don't...

    I feel your exasperation, but in fact I don't think everyone is as dense as the power-focused Democrats, and I offer as an example a conversation with a relative-by-marriage my wife had yesterday and...
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    Mayor Mike

    From The Hill:

    Bloomberg officially files to run in Alabama presidential primary
    That last is an understatement.

    Alabama Democrats may be a very small tribe unto themselves, I don't know....
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    uncle

    uncle
  67. :laugh: The irony of this snarky bit of class...

    :laugh:

    The irony of this snarky bit of class envy coming from Bloomberg, as in Michael $56 Billionberg made me chuckle.

    And I'd like to put in a good word for people like me and most people I...
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    GCN...

    GCN

    OK, that's pretty cheap. :blush:

    Facts
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    When the numbers are this big, they’re just pretend.

    This American Thinker piece (Taylor Lewis) poses a question:

    Will Democrat primary voters care if Elizabeth Warren's health care plan can't possibly work?

    No.

    This essay takes apart Adriana...
  70. The problems in the black community have been...

    The problems in the black community have been developing for decades, and what is needed is a generational change, a re-alignment and re-conceptualization of self and system.

    That sounds breezy,...
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    so

    so
  72. Thread: Tweets

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    1192957650742513664 Some outlets are painting...

    1192957650742513664

    Some outlets are painting this as a sign of "lack of enthusiasm." But the subject was "Environmental Justice."

    I figure the crowd is about right.
  73. I'll see that flaw and raise you four more years...

    I'll see that flaw and raise you four more years of the Trumpster.
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    Say

    Say
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    Quiet

    Quiet
  76. Because the transcripts varied above, I had to...

    Because the transcripts varied above, I had to look it up, especially with the puzzling words underscored here in the CNN version:

    The real words are (start at 12'40"),


    "I do my best work off...
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    Grounds

    Grounds
  78. What if nobody did anything? John Hinderaker...

    What if nobody did anything?

    John Hinderaker at Powerline:

    11,000 Scientists? Just Kidding

    Maybe it's time I renewed my own credentials as an Internet Climatologist.

    :encourage:
  79. Speaking of very old allegations, here's another:...

    Speaking of very old allegations, here's another:

    Roman Polanski accused of 'extremely violent' rape of French woman in 1975 when she was 18: report
    Polanski through his lawyer denies it.
    ...
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    Grinding

    Grinding
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    Root

    Root
  82. :table: Yes, it made me think of ol' Beto talking...

    :table: Yes, it made me think of ol' Beto talking to his dentist.

    And I'm sure there'll be a day when she successfully concludes the negotiations, and announces,

    "With the successful conclusion...
  83. 'The best is yet to come' pledges Donald Trump at 'Blacks for Trump' event . . .

    The Daily Mail, of course:

    . . . as he says African-Americans have the 'worst schools than anybody' and Democrats care more about illegal aliens than them

    Some brutal candor,

    Surprising...
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    Sugar

    Sugar
  85. Warren 'open to suspending deportations' to force immigration reform

    Reported in The Hill with a brief (1' 20") video at the site of Ms Warren.
    "Open to"? That's a non-endorsement, like Kamala Harris, who used to say while nodding, "We can have that conversation."
    ...
  86. Thread: EDKH

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    ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ printed on...

    ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ printed on California brewery’s beer cans
    :laugh:

    http://kmph.com/resources/media/0f09b60f-038d-4ad1-a98e-1d58dddd23fd-large16x9_tactops.jpg?1573186726657
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    house

    house
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    Deadly

    Deadly
  89. I haven't seen the show this year either, but I...

    I haven't seen the show this year either, but I too recall fluorescent green thing.

    It seems to me when you get a guy of essentially limited talented, my recollection is that the professional...
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    I'd guess you're right about Romney, but not...

    I'd guess you're right about Romney, but not right in your last thought here. Seems to me Trump is very mercurial in such things. NOT in principles or policy objectives, but most certainly in...
  91. :laugh: It's true, BJ. Even Eric the Gossip's...

    :laugh: It's true, BJ.

    Even Eric the Gossip's lawyer knows it:


    https://dmlnewsapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-06-at-5.59.58-PM.png
  92. I've seen very little of the dance shows, this...

    I've seen very little of the dance shows, this one and "So you think you can dance."

    We were fans of "American Idol," and this year are trying out "The Voice."

    I am tired of the sob story bit,...
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    Sweet

    Sweet
  94. Perhaps the impediment to "capitalizing on hate"...

    Perhaps the impediment to "capitalizing on hate" is that you have to vote for a contestant; you can't vote against one you really hate.
  95. That doesn't make sense. Capitalizing on the hate...

    That doesn't make sense. Capitalizing on the hate would have seen him booted after the first show.

    I don't know what the ratings are, or how they compare to previous years. My hunch is that the...
  96. Fixed.

    Fixed.
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    :laugh: It used to be that "cutting fraud and...

    :laugh:

    It used to be that "cutting fraud and waste" was the elixir of free spenders.

    For health-care-is-a-human-right logicians, "savings" in various incarnations has been the magic...
  98. I like your post for the exasperation it...

    I like your post for the exasperation it expresses. But it's clearly not true in some of its parts. For example,
    According to whom? A sizeable portion of the electorate is extremely selective about...
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    Virginia turns blue

    ABC News writes, Blue wave in Virginia could foreshadow 2020 elections.

    Gov. Northam, resurrected from dark scandal, is beaming:

    Virginia Governor Pushes Gun Bans, Mum on Confiscation After Dem...
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    Guts

    Guts
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