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  1. Thread: Meme

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    :table: Lord, I can't believe that image was a...

    :table: Lord, I can't believe that image was a serious attempt at persuasion.
  2. You're very generous. "Fact checking" doesn't...

    You're very generous.

    "Fact checking" doesn't require a "digital world." Recall that Biden was busted for plagiarism back in 1987, more than 30 years ago. That was when mobile phones were the...
  3. :lmao: Do you think some campaign staffer...

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    Do you think some campaign staffer worked on a memo overnight, explaining the ambiguity of the word "arrest," thinking he or she (or it) had discovered The Way Out?

    Could be....
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    Bloomberg standing athwart history

    Bloomberg takes credit for leading NYC through 9/11 — when Giuliani was mayor
    Pfft. Biden won World War II. Top that, Mayor Bloomie!


    When your bedside manner loses a comparison with Giuliani,...
  5. There’s a very good reason the media is silent about the Milwaukee mass shooting

    Explained by Andrea Widburg at American Thinker:
    This:


    If the media were genuinely committed to gutting the Second Amendment, they would have promoted this shooting equally with other mass...
  6. So this morning I see that public reaction has...

    So this morning I see that public reaction has forced a reprieve:

    Supervised Injection Site No Longer Opening at South Philly Plaza
    This report confirms that McHugh is the judge involved.
    ...
  7. One of our dinner companions last night...

    One of our dinner companions last night complained about the situation in New York. There, supposedly the progressive capital of the nation, illegal immigrants are permitted drivers licenses as of...
  8. In light of your comments, I find Gov. Redell's...

    In light of your comments, I find Gov. Redell's posture very disturbing. If anyone really said "having an injection site will turn people into addicts," I'd like to see it directly quoted. It sounds...
  9. Thread: Meme

    by Newman
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    We have a winner! :lmao:

    We have a winner! :lmao:
  10. San Francisco declares a state of emergency

    No, not for the deterioration of public sanitation or the homeless situation, for which the city is infamous, but for the coronavirus, of which there are zero cases.

    an Francisco declares ‘state...
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    This morning I watched Rep. Clyburn endorse...

    This morning I watched Rep. Clyburn endorse Biden, and I assume that will stop the bleeding before this weekend's vote.

    Biden shall stumble on. The endorsement was the usual unctuous stuff,...
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    He's the perfect "Get off my lawn!" old man....

    He's the perfect "Get off my lawn!" old man. After this campaign he can retire to his three houses and exercise his craft.
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    He always stoops a bit when he's speaking at the...

    He always stoops a bit when he's speaking at the podium. (So does Warren, I think. Maybe it's their gesticulations that induces a hunched posture.)

    So, ranked by height:


    Trump - 6'3"
    ...
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    I've never even had eleven drinks in one sitting,...

    I've never even had eleven drinks in one sitting, that I remember. . . .

    Livers are very, very bad and must be punished.
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    The Circus and South Carolina

    I missed the Democratic debate this evening because I was at the Sarasota Circus with house guests (a great show, so far as circuses go these days). So I've been watching the post-debate coverage on...
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    Or something more passive-aggressive. . . . ...

    Or something more passive-aggressive. . . .

    New Hampshire Democrats Would Prefer A Meteor Catastrophe To A Trump Victory
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    The Flight 93 Election, reprise

    This morning a friend called my attention to this essay from the 2016 election. I understand Rush Limbaugh referred to it on his radio show. It's longish, and it's always fun to look at the tempest...
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    :lmao:

    :lmao:
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    Is the Coronavirus Trump's fault yet?

    Is the Coronavirus Trump's fault yet?
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    I think I broke my anxiety meter during the Ebola...

    I think I broke my anxiety meter during the Ebola episode.

    Various people have been telling us all along that common precautions are all that's necessary, that it has incubated in social...
  21. CNN has another Come to Roseanne Roseannadanna Moment

    This earlier CNN story, Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020, election security official told lawmakers (Jim Acosta, Zachary Cohen, Dana Bash and Jeremy Herb), which stirred up a lot of...
  22. The BizPac report (Frieda Powers) looks to be...

    The BizPac report (Frieda Powers) looks to be based on this local report by Cameron Thompson:

    Lawmaker cites refusal to enforce gun laws as reason for deputy pay raise controversy

    Clearly this...
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    Would that lung cancer had a 98% survival rate....

    Would that lung cancer had a 98% survival rate. I'd still have a couple of friends and relatives around, probably.
  24. Thread: Weinstein

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    At the height of his notoriety Charlie Sheen was...

    At the height of his notoriety Charlie Sheen was reproached by a judge, I understand, who asked, more or less, "Why does a man with your looks and money have to pay prostitutes to have a roll in the...
  25. Asked and answered! 27,960.80-1,031.61...

    Asked and answered!

    27,960.80-1,031.61 (-3.56%)
  26. The Democrats have come to this dumpster fire...

    The Democrats have come to this dumpster fire most immediately because Bloomberg bombed in the last debate, his first. With Biden failing and Warren flailing, $Billionberg was their Great White Old...
  27. Fivethirtyeight (Nate Silver) on Nevada: ...

    Fivethirtyeight (Nate Silver) on Nevada:

    Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada — Putting Him In The Driver’s Seat To Win The Nomination
    Nate digs into some scenarios for a while, as is his wont, then wraps...
  28. No, it's to give women some peace and quiet so...

    No, it's to give women some peace and quiet so they can get caught up on chores.

    :tiphat:
  29. But maybe we can close this chapter, mainly by...

    But maybe we can close this chapter, mainly by refocusing on why we went in—to flush Al Qaeda—and get out. I wonder if there's not some good will to be garnered in that sad theater by our getting...
  30. Dr. Newsom invents a new branch of government

    When I heard this this morning I thought it was just a joke, like maybe Trump asking Russia to find Hillary's missing emails for the assembled media.

    But it's in his State of the State speech,...
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    :lmao:

    :lmao:
  32. This stuff is really quite funny. They're...

    This stuff is really quite funny. They're indulging their super-sensitive trigger tingles for whatever reason, mostly to demonstrate their skill at doing so, I think. Maybe they're comparing each...
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    and when Trump said, "I think I'll just say...

    and when Trump said, "I think I'll just say 'anchor babies,'" in defiance of some hectoring PC gendarme cum reporter, he pieced that whole, fraudulent bubble in one sweet moment. And the rest, as...
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    The "at-promise" swap (for "at-risk") is...

    The "at-promise" swap (for "at-risk") is particularly stupid, since it actually implies a certainty of failure.

    How 'bout the word, "marginal"? Or is that too easily confused with "margarine" by...
  35. My first reaction on seeing this was that it's a...

    My first reaction on seeing this was that it's a headline like Leno's Monday night example, "Stocks May Go Up Or Down, Experts Say." But it's actually more interesting.

    The counter-intuitive...
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    Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by...

    Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags
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    I don't think Bess was a prop. He wasn't posing...

    I don't think Bess was a prop. He wasn't posing in the famous shot, he was walking by, at work.

    But I was curious bout your statement I put in bold above. In the OP, Bess says,

    I would've...
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    I don't think it's intrinsically heroic; it's...

    I don't think it's intrinsically heroic; it's just work. Restaurant work seldom requires heavy lifting, which is nasty on your joints, or Olympian outpourings of sweat, like roofing or some...
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    :laugh: Lady Marva kvetches because that's what...

    :laugh: Lady Marva kvetches because that's what she does. And for the record, I doubt she's ever had a job in a typing pool either, although it's fun to imagine.

    I say this all in good humor. I...
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    No, the guy was an evil dude when Bernie picked...

    No, the guy was an evil dude when Bernie picked him up. From the Beacon (toward the end):


    Friedmann was arrested last month after he posed as a construction worker, entered the Nashville...
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    At the moment I see it also reported at FOX News...

    At the moment I see it also reported at FOX News, the Daily Mail, and some minor sites.

    Not yet at the NYT or CNN. It's why I get annoyed when progressive Democrats sniff at smaller conservative...
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    second example of bad Bernie Bros?

    Scalise named one. Now this:

    Sanders Criminal Justice Adviser Caught Plotting Violent Jailbreak

    This is in the Free Beacon. I wonder if this will be buried in the major media. We'll see.
  43. So the "emergency meeting" that "can't wait" was...

    So the "emergency meeting" that "can't wait" was "postponed indefinitely."

    Move along folks, . . . .

    :rolleyes:
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    You have a bevy of bozos to choose from.

    You have a bevy of bozos to choose from.
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    :lmao:

    :lmao:
  46. I guess we do owe Mayor Mike for that one.

    I guess we do owe Mayor Mike for that one.
  47. Maybe Mayor Mike's turning point was his third...

    Maybe Mayor Mike's turning point was his third term, which he got by bullying his way over a two-term limit voted in by New Yorkers. Maybe that's hen he signed on to the Dark Side.

    In any event,...
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    Byron York suggests Michael Bloomberg is...

    Byron York suggests Michael Bloomberg is channeling Michel Dukakis:

    Bloomberg in debate: Billions of dollars, zero vision
    Some mornings I can't really wrap my head around what I'm seeing.
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    I get the context and the "larger point," but the...

    I get the context and the "larger point," but the arrogance shines through regardless.

    It's not just that he spoke using the present tense (Victor Davis Hansen pointed that out), and not just...
  50. This is so odd to me. She has long been a...

    This is so odd to me. She has long been a firebrand on stage.
  51. Also from the AP, just now: Bernie Sanders’...

    Also from the AP, just now:

    Bernie Sanders’ campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

    It may be the only thing Bernie does that I support. Iowa's results need to be recounted, and apparently...
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    So God made a Bloomberg

    Sean Davis in The Federalist.

    Please oh please nominate Bloomberg.... :pray:
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  54. This pardon has been long brewing; it's no...

    This pardon has been long brewing; it's no surprise.

    Blagojevich was one of the four-out-of-seven most recent governors of Illinois to end up in jail. I had to practice pronouncing his name...
  55. Almost. :laugh: He's got more hair than I ever...

    Almost. :laugh:

    He's got more hair than I ever will.

    Let me check.
    :tiphat:

    :huh:

    :shakehead:
  56. To repeat a snippet from Mark's article above: ...

    To repeat a snippet from Mark's article above:


    The Founders also assumed that most elections would ultimately be decided by neither the people nor the electors, but by the House of...
  57. That's quite a sequence: Republican votes 2008...

    That's quite a sequence:
    Republican votes
    2008 956,425
    2012 885,333
    2016 769,743

    I wonder if that reflects a conservative exodus from California.
  58. Thread: Galapagos Trip

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    Kinda rough for the gerd thing.

    Kinda rough for the gerd thing.
  59. Thread: Tweets

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    It's a condensation of the original anaphora, I...

    It's a condensation of the original anaphora, I see. ("Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. ....
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    :table: I'm amused that a guy I was chatting...

    :table:

    I'm amused that a guy I was chatting with Saturday night said virtually the identical thing. I posted it nearby:
  61. Interesting article. This paragraph, for example:...

    Interesting article. This paragraph, for example:

    Our system of local control of elections is a major reason why Obama could assure the country that there was no way Russia could corrupt our...
  62. Will illegal voting tip Texas blue in 2020?

    The consensus is no, not on the national level anyway, not now.

    But the battle is on at the local level, and this essay argues that absentee ballot abuse may be a factor in turning close races.
    ...
  63. Behind all this fuss and feathers, what is your...

    Behind all this fuss and feathers, what is your concern?

    That the interstate pact is a good and legal thing?

    That a pure democracy is preferable to the republic we have?
  64. Parse away, pickle head. The left hates the...

    Parse away, pickle head.

    The left hates the EC because it tilts against a pure democracy. It was designed to do exactly that, and in fact does so to a much smaller degree now than it did...
  65. Oh Lord. And right up there with "Anchors...

    Oh Lord. And right up there with "Anchors Aweigh," "The Caissons Go Rolling Along," "The Wild Blue Yonder" and "The Marines' Hymn," we'll have,


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owq7hgzna3E
    ...
  66. "Half-formed thoughts" that rely on a knowledge...

    "Half-formed thoughts" that rely on a knowledge base on the part of the reader, and a disinclination to compose an academically parsed précis of every post.

    And sometimes it's a miss, too, but not...
  67. If I'm not mistaken, Maine divides its electors...

    If I'm not mistaken, Maine divides its electors proportionately. I'm not sure any other place does, but they all could.
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    The Love of Avenatti

    A revue short and sweet.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfVwotyqhHc&feature=youtu.be

    :table:

    There's an entertaining segment toward the bottom here (I can't seem to link directly to the...
  69. You'd think so.

    You'd think so.
  70. Thread: Tweets

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    1229134687676911617 :laugh: Is Twitter...

    1229134687676911617

    :laugh:

    Is Twitter trying to say that critics of the president are so freaking fragile that they will melt down at the mere glimpse of such photographs?
  71. Yes he did.

    Yes he did.
  72. Exactly. What state like Rhode Island would team...

    Exactly. What state like Rhode Island would team up with a state like Virginia if major joint decisions were to be determined by a popular vote?

    As to your second question, it is NOT illegal for...
  73. Thread: Galapagos Trip

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    Quito...

    Quito

    A Jeopardy ace I am not.
  74. New York, New York under deBlasio and Cuomo

    is going down faster than a ____________ . (Fill in the blank.)

    The state's new no bail law is causing havoc, such as:

    NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail...
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    Bloomberg campaign downplays report he is...

    Bloomberg campaign downplays report he is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate
    This trial balloon went flat quickly.
  76. We'll probably end up with something wooden,...

    We'll probably end up with something wooden, something as light on the tongue as a teaspoon of motor oil.

    Space Troops, or something. (Too many sibilants. But that's what I mean.)

    Or maybe...
  77. Bloomberg just turned 78 Friday (Feb. 14). Bernie...

    Bloomberg just turned 78 Friday (Feb. 14). Bernie is 78; Biden is 77.

    For comparison, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both 76.

    :eek:
  78. We have a winner! ;) And I smack myself again...

    We have a winner! ;)

    And I smack myself again for not remembering that. :doh::doh::doh:

    A popular vote for the president is not specified in the Constitution, and I believe a number of states...
  79. the ICK

    I talked with a gentleman at our local American Legion last night on the subject. He said it (Buttigieg kissing his husband in public) made him sick. "I don't care about it," he said. "I just don't...
  80. Buttigieg says he's 'not going to be lectured on...

    Buttigieg says he's 'not going to be lectured on family values' by Rush Limbaugh
    I think Sen. Graham is correct here:

    And I hardly expect Mayor Pete to give a sympathetic interpretation to...
  81. And what about that "gerrymandered" Senate?! Are...

    And what about that "gerrymandered" Senate?! Are you OK with that?
  82. Absolutely and for as long as I can remember. ...

    Absolutely and for as long as I can remember.

    As in my signature:


    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as...
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    Seriously?

    Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate, says Matt Drudge
    Speculation is rampant at the moment.

    Another Reason Why Bloomberg Will Never Be President
    John Hinderaker.
    ...
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    From long ago American is the one airline my wife...

    From long ago American is the one airline my wife Will. Never. Fly.
  85. Yes. This pact, had it been in effect in 2000...

    Yes.

    This pact, had it been in effect in 2000 and Tennessee been a participating state, would have required flipping TN's electoral votes to Gore and reversed the election result.

    "Flipped"...
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    Bloomin' Bloomberg

    Mayor Mike's fortunes rose sharply after the Iowa debacle and the New Hampshire primary. He's getting more attention, like the first crocus in springtime. The irony is getting more attention, too,...
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    Protesters wreck College Republicans’ info table,...

    Protesters wreck College Republicans’ info table, spit on US flag, at UC Santa Cruz, video shows
    1227984673097371651



    I'd like to dust off that word smirking, that was so wrongly attached to...
  88. Virginia House passes bill to give electoral votes to popular vote winner

    They're voting to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).

    CNN:

    Seems to me it would be more honest just to pass a bill that says any votes for Republicans do not count.
    ...
  89. Thread: Tweets

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    :doh:

    :doh:
  90. Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities

    As reported by ABC News. The fifth and especially the sixth paragraph are revealing:


    Take it from the top:


    And all the pundits will get paid for another round of interviews:
  91. US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

    Not a peace treaty, not an armistice; just a pause that may at least show whether or not the Taliban can control enforce a truce.

    US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan
    Thank...
  92. :laugh: :encourage: Well, nobody said—or...

    :laugh: :encourage:

    Well, nobody said—or rather, nobody should have said—that we can build the wall and walk away. If it proves vulnerable to rust-colored stepladders then yes, Houston, we have a...
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    I recall reading that although Asian families are...

    I recall reading that although Asian families are justly famous for overachieving, that only applies to fairly fresh immigrants. By the third generation in America the effect is washed away and the...
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    I don't know. I think personal revulsion or...

    I don't know.

    I think personal revulsion or attraction to actually participating in gay sex (for men) is innate. But it's possible that reacting to visual displays is simply a question of...
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    The older, straighter Buttigieg

    is not Rush Limbaugh, but Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti.

    Nice to see the media recovering its sense of humor.

    Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh touched a raw nerve by suggesting Buttigieg was a bridge too...
  96. By golly you're right, Norm! A caucus in a...

    By golly you're right, Norm! A caucus in a gymnasium is not EXACTLY THE SAME as marking a ballot in a private voting booth.

    What the hell was I thinking?

    :laugh:



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    My only nit with his tweet is the word...

    My only nit with his tweet is the word "deranged." I don't think he should offer that escape hatch to the provocateurs, that the perps are "deranged," and that of course the provocateurs themselves...
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    When did people start use the word...

    When did people start use the word "gerrymandered" to refer to U.S. senators?

    :wtf: They need to be fish-slapped with Inigo Montoya memes.
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    In a different report about this guy...

    In a different report about this guy, my favorite part:

    :table:

    It's that Forrest Gump thing again, for the umpteen thousandth time.

    The left edge of the electorate has been rehearsing...
  100. I see I'm inadvertently blending two threads in...

    I see I'm inadvertently blending two threads in these responses. I'm in the present one, responding as if to this one, Socialist runs into a union buzzsaw, in which I also posted the article by Ms...
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