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  1. That there's a trick question, Lady M. :)

    That there's a trick question, Lady M.

    :)
  2. Thread: Tweets

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    Tucker thrashes Tammy. Worth watching. ...

    Tucker thrashes Tammy.

    Worth watching.

    Tucker double’s down on Duckworth as a ‘coward’ and ‘moron’ after she blasted him for questioning her patriotism

    At the moment, I think that if I had...
  3. :lmao: What's not to like. Leftists...

    :lmao:

    What's not to like.

    Leftists Condemn Arch-leftist Noam Chomsky for Defending Free Speech
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    :lmao:

    :lmao:
  5. Thread: Meme

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    Damn. :encourage:

    Damn. :encourage:
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    I went to college there. Freshman year it...

    I went to college there.

    Freshman year it snowed October 12 (where I hailed from in NC it seldom snowed before about February), and didn't melt completely until April.

    I used to say it was so...
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    Florida's not.

    Florida's not.
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    No laws, no crime. Easy peasy. :devil:

    No laws, no crime. Easy peasy.

    :devil:
  9. Cancel Culture Celebs take a stand, sit back down

    My favorite wuss, cited in this BBC report, is


    Signatory Jennifer Finney Boylan, a US author and transgender activist, apologised within hours of the letter being published, tweeting "I did not...
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    Ah, the race card. Tried and true, right? Ms....

    Ah, the race card. Tried and true, right?

    Ms. Duckworth herself trotted out the John McCain defense:

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Tucker Carlson suggests she 'hates America'
    The...
  11. You can't make this stuff up. Oh, wait. . . ....

    You can't make this stuff up.

    Oh, wait. . . .

    Another hate crime hoax: Oregon commission candidate admits he wrote ‘racist’ letter to himself
    :table::table::table::table:

    OK, ok. Had to...
  12. Nice Dennis Prager column, with a dozen handy...

    Nice Dennis Prager column, with a dozen handy examples. And you and I could list a dozen more. We've been saying this for some time.

    Remember Tom Servo's thread, I'm calling it now.... about the...
  13. This trend is accelerating: Americans leave...

    This trend is accelerating:

    Americans leave large cities for suburban areas and rural towns
    and in Florida, too. The real estate market is hot.

    What I don't know is if these émigrés will...
  14. Thread: Tweets

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    Father walks his daughter across a street; gets...

    Father walks his daughter across a street; gets shot and killed.

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    Hard to watch.

    Do these black lives matter?
  15. Thread: The Pig Trap

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    It's always a question of who gets to pick the...

    It's always a question of who gets to pick the lucky 100.
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    I want to see a translation before I applaud.

    I want to see a translation before I applaud.
  17. Thread: Tweets

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    I agree, but this one is fast pushing me to...

    I agree, but this one is fast pushing me to change my mind.

    :shakehead:
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    Well, the first report I looked up avoided the...

    Well, the first report I looked up avoided the question. It says, "the protester took off his-or-her top."

    But I'll go with the "full video" at the Daily Mail, and say it's a her. Maybe a xer,...
  19. Thread: Tweets

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    Because no cisfemale could be that bad? ...

    Because no cisfemale could be that bad?

    :table:

    I doubt it, but I'd be curious.
  20. Thread: Tweets

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    Twirls and squats. :rolleyes: And later she goes...

    Twirls and squats. :rolleyes: And later she goes topless.

    Her performance is so totally asexual the clips I saw on TV didn't even bother to blur out her nipples. Who cared?

    I have to...
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    It was to stanch "Blexit" and the like, as you...

    It was to stanch "Blexit" and the like, as you write about, that the Democrats jumped on the George Floyd funeral pyre so quickly. It was made to order for them, they thought.

    The height of it...
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    That's OK. :table:

    That's OK. :table:
  23. more better trouble at Oberlin

    Boys getting ridden out on a rail has got to stop.

    Nightmare at Oberlin
    Same old story. Skip this part if you've heard this before:


    But this happened:


    This is the part that gets my...
  24. Thread: Tweets

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    I didn't mean to say you yourself want to cancel...

    I didn't mean to say you yourself want to cancel fireworks on the 4th.

    I've long been curious, meanwhile, about horses. They seem super-skittish, and get spooked by just about anything.

    But...
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    That's a very apt comparison, seems to me. I...

    That's a very apt comparison, seems to me.

    I suspect the defiance runs deeper than just fireworks, and I wonder how hard the lock-down governors like Newsom will push to keep the lid on in the...
  26. Thread: Tweets

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    There has been a slowly growing campaign against...

    There has been a slowly growing campaign against fireworks on behalf of skittish dogs in particular.

    I've had pets that startle at loud noises, and somehow they survive through the years. I don't...
  27. Thread: Tweets

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    More better fireworks video, without the scolds...

    More better fireworks video, without the scolds commenting.


    http://youtu.be/tIvdcdogC6k

    Welcome to America, Gaven.
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    Perhaps the saddest bit of make-believe...

    Perhaps the saddest bit of make-believe progressive Democrats have swallowed is the hope that if they themselves will just prove themselves liberal enough, the fringe left will rally to support them,...
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    Pleasant dreams. Or not.

    Nightmare in New York: How Covid-19, BLM protests and a liberal mayor are turning the city into a no-go zone as murders skyrocket, shops are looted and 500,000 middle-class residents flee
    It goes on...
  30. Thread: Tweets

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    This just became my favorite July 4th fireworks...

    This just became my favorite July 4th fireworks display:

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    ". . . it is quite the sight, but this is not supposed to be happening."
  31. Ol' Brian McGrory is a white cismale (of course...

    Ol' Brian McGrory is a white cismale (of course he is), and I find his memo unreadable. He really is "white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,"...
  32. Thread: Tweets

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    1279244894050168832 The comments that follow...

    1279244894050168832

    The comments that follow are nice, too. I can see "Defend the police!" becoming a counter-chant.
  33. Nor did the Godzilla Dustbunny from Africa. Oh...

    Nor did the Godzilla Dustbunny from Africa.

    Oh well.

    Not for nothing, Gingersnap, this reads like a bit over over-excitement:
  34. It wasn't even quite that, apparently, but you...

    It wasn't even quite that, apparently, but you were pretty close:

    Deloitte says Harvard grad who wept dramatically over loss of ‘dream job’ was NEVER an employee
    Here's a nice touch, though:
  35. David Hogg goes to Harvard, too. Your (and...

    David Hogg goes to Harvard, too.

    Your (and my) idea of a "Harvard graduate" needs updating.
  36. Thread: Absurdities

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    Actually, this might be more effective than you...

    Actually, this might be more effective than you might think. Sarcasm is very hard for the committed zealots to cope with.

    American Greatness Ad in New York Times Calls for Yale to Be Renamed After...
  37. Thread: Absurdities

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    This one I didn't make up. You can't. ...

    This one I didn't make up. You can't.

    Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue branded ‘racist fish’

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/07/mermaid-4.jpg
  38. Thread: Tweets

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    If I were black I think I'd feel insulted by this...

    If I were black I think I'd feel insulted by this ditzy white girl on parade.
  39. Thread: Tweets

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    "Seriously"? :lmao: :encourage:

    "Seriously"? :lmao: :encourage:
  40. Thread: Meme

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    I wish.

    I wish.
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    Report: NFL Expected to Play Black National...

    Report: NFL Expected to Play Black National Anthem Before Season Opening Games
    I'll safely speculate that such sops will not placate anyone in the "radical transformation" movement.

    This bit at...
  42. Thread: Absurdities

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    Activists demand colleges and employers exclude...

    Activists demand colleges and employers exclude all males named Thomas

    There are a few updates:


    OK. That last one cut to the quick.
  43. Thread: Absurdities

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    Can a laughing stock be a mascot?

    Virginia college may nix wasp mascot, fearing tie to 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestants'
  44. I never thought about it till now. "Thanks."...

    I never thought about it till now. "Thanks." :grumpy:
  45. I'm late getting to this one...

    I'm late getting to this one. Oops. :blush:
  46. Thread: Tweets

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    My favorite so far today. But it's only...

    My favorite so far today. But it's only lunchtime.

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    She's a dangerous person, and looks destined to get many years of free room and board at a state facility.
  47. Thread: Meme

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    :table: Well, not people like Lori Lightfoot....

    :table:

    Well, not people like Lori Lightfoot. She's the public face of her town, of course, and she's always been very concerned about her posture.
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    "It's time to pay us what you owe us." Words of...

    "It's time to pay us what you owe us." Words of Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Regardless of whatever revisionist bilge they shovel at you, that's the essence: We want stuff, and we are...
  49. Thread: Face masks

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    100%. I think that subtle effect generates the...

    100%. I think that subtle effect generates the melancholy tone in these stores, now.

    My wife too finds it unpleasant enough that she avoids shopping almost entirely, leaving it to me.
  50. Thread: Face masks

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    You accused me of being "conditioned." That...

    You accused me of being "conditioned." That accusation is bullshit. And it doesn't shed any light on the subject. You've run away from the argument.
  51. Thread: Face masks

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    When you throw an ad hominem attack like that,...

    When you throw an ad hominem attack like that, it's really leaving the field behind a white flag.
  52. Thread: Face masks

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    The lockdown is probably a huge mistake....

    The lockdown is probably a huge mistake. Different problem.

    I have a hunch face masks are more like gestures people adopt under the rubric of saving the earth.

    Social distancing offers some...
  53. Thread: Face masks

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    I post my county's homepage on the subject for...

    I post my county's homepage on the subject for it's charming video of face mask virtue signaling.

    "I mask up because..."
  54. Thread: Face masks

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    Face masks

    I hate them.

    I don't believe they do diddly squat for healthy people, except parade your virtue. Nor do I buy that they protect the vulnerable. Washing your hands well and not touching your face...
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    Frostbit: Jack LaLanne. I had to correct your...

    Frostbit: Jack LaLanne. I had to correct your spelling; obviously you're much too young to remember him especially in his peak years. ;)

    http://jacklalanne.com/

    He lived into his late nineties.
  56. I hope that family isn't violating some rules...

    I hope that family isn't violating some rules about social distancing, face masks or enjoying an afternoon together.
  57. We saw that in the George Floyd death. The...

    We saw that in the George Floyd death. The officers standing around were acting in their own self-interest as they came to see it.

    As in the IRS whistleblower's case, it's a systemic corruption. I...
  58. Thread: Tweets

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    Democrats Delete Tweet Targeting Mount Rushmore...

    Democrats Delete Tweet Targeting Mount Rushmore over ‘White Supremacy’
    Breitbart.
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    Good night, New York

    De Blasio announces proposal to cut NYPD budget by $1B

    Weekly NYC Shootings Soar 127% Over Last Year, NYPD Data Shows

    I lived in NY 40 years, about 15 in NYC. It took a long time for the city...
  60. I heard somewhere that since the February accord...

    I heard somewhere that since the February accord with the Taliban was signed just two Americans have been killed.

    Maybe the Afghans don't need the money.
  61. Thread: Tweets

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    Another tweet now taken withdrawn, but...

    Another tweet now taken withdrawn, but significant for its being posted by the WaPost "Global Opinions Editor."

    White women are lucky that we are just calling them "Karen's". [sic—she's just a...
  62. Thread: Tweets

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    Democrats own this. They cannot stop. ...

    Democrats own this. They cannot stop.

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    tweet

    It appears the tweet has been taken down. It's from the official twitter account of the Democratic National Committee. It's...
  63. Thread: Tweets

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    So where are people getting this shit from? Their...

    So where are people getting this shit from? Their teachers, of course.

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    Hat tip The College Fix via the New York Post.
  64. Thread: Tweets

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    One report I saw (NY Post...

    One report I saw (NY Post) referred to an earlier magazine spread, and gives you a good idea why this couple, both attorneys, would defend their home with guns, and why it's good that they did.

    A...
  65. Thread: Tweets

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    They are the put-upon here. And of course, ...

    They are the put-upon here. And of course,

    Leftist Lunatics Dox and Threaten Armed St. Louis Couple Who Protected Their Home From Black Lives Matter Mob During Protest
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    ...
  66. I thought I understood it when Trump was just one...

    I thought I understood it when Trump was just one of several GOP candidates.

    I didn't understand it when it was a binary choice between him and Hillary.

    I thought I got it when the GOP came up...
  67. Thread: Tweets

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    "The Scourge of Populism." :lmao: "I'll have...

    "The Scourge of Populism." :lmao:

    "I'll have some of that free Shangri La Leftist Totalitarian stuff, please."
  68. Thread: Tweets

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    Grennell replies to Sen. Lieu and the mob, re...

    Grennell replies to Sen. Lieu and the mob, re Russia paying Afghanis to murder Americans:

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  69. The left is selling trying to peddle the notion...

    The left is selling trying to peddle the notion that Trump gave a wink and a nod to the arrangement that Russia would pay bounties, in effect, for Afghans killing Americans.

    edit: fixed.
  70. Well, only white people can be racist, so it...

    Well, only white people can be racist, so it follows. . . .
  71. Thread: Meme

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    :) Thank goodness someone wisely did NOT give him...

    :) Thank goodness someone wisely did NOT give him the keys.
  72. Thread: Meme

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    It's the same sort of perverse, ignorant lunacy...

    It's the same sort of perverse, ignorant lunacy that was behind the meme comparing the US erecting a wall on our southern border to the Soviets erecting the Berlin Wall.

    Or the meme comparing...
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    Ol' Andrew Sullivan, who finishes, . . ....

    Ol' Andrew Sullivan, who finishes,


    . . . the erasure of the past means a tyranny of the present. In the words of Orwell, a truly successful ideological revolution means that “every record has...
  74. It's hard to figure. I think they believe all...

    It's hard to figure.

    I think they believe all the signs of prosperity around us, from skyscrapers to department stores, represent wealth stolen from people of color. See Rep. Pressley, "It's...
  75. Thread: Tweets

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    1276604677447090177. I'm half surprised De...

    1276604677447090177.

    I'm half surprised De Blasio didn't order this assemblage dispersed.
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    "Performative patriotism." I love that. Very...

    "Performative patriotism." I love that.

    Very academically precise, and very obscure, and for the general public a bit of new political argot, a blank vessel to be shaped by the user before...
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    Replacing the National Anthem

    seems to be the latest "cancel" rage.

    Over the years replacing the anthem has come up a lot, usually because the present one is "hard to sing." And usually "American the Beautiful" is suggested,...
  78. Thread: Funnies

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    Elizabeth Warren for Secr. of Education,...

    Elizabeth Warren for Secr. of Education, obviously.

    Hunter Biden (the token cismale here) for Ambassador to China.

    Robert De Niro for Attorney General.
  79. Thread: Funnies

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    I'm trying to envision Biden's cabinet. I can...

    I'm trying to envision Biden's cabinet.

    I can see Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan replacing Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

    And Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Treasury.
    ...
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    I'm fairly sure I know what you mean, apart from...

    I'm fairly sure I know what you mean, apart from horrifying particulars, of course.

    But I'm trying to throw my head back to those years, because the "girls" who became Pan-Am stewardesses were...
  81. Thread: Absurdities

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    It will make it hard to write scripts for...

    It will make it hard to write scripts for hard-to-find sorts of people. Scripts will be tailored to the talent pool of actors.
  82. Fixed.

    Fixed.
  83. :lmao:

    :lmao:
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    A year or so ago I was at a bar/restaurant with a...

    A year or so ago I was at a bar/restaurant with a male friend watching a classic jazz band. Next to us was a table of four elderly women who asked us to snap their picture.

    We stuck up a very...
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    Did NASCAR crop it? Here's the photo as...

    Did NASCAR crop it?

    Here's the photo as Sundance included it:

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    He identifies the man on the left by his uniform as being part of the Woods Brothers team, which team informed NASCAR last...
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    Sundance puts it about 6 ft under: About That...

    Sundance puts it about 6 ft under:

    About That Photograph – NASCAR Panics After Someone Caught Intentionally Promoting “Fake Noose” Story – Provide Photo of “Noose”, But Picture Makes Their Story...
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    Breitbart, with all its various subsets, has...

    Breitbart, with all its various subsets, has become a good surveyor of events, too, and it always links to "primary sources."

    One of my early morning favorites is Lucianne.com (that would be...
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    :encourage: I like Liberty Daily...

    :encourage:

    I like Liberty Daily. Also Rantingly. It's fascinating that both sites rip off Drudge's format shamelessly.
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    Ha! I'll take your word for it. After college...

    Ha! I'll take your word for it.

    After college my first rented room was $9/week in Bloomington, IN. It was in the attic so you couldn't stand up in it.

    My first apartment was on the Upper West...
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    :wtf: Heck, G-snap, even I would rather drive...

    :wtf: Heck, G-snap, even I would rather drive than take a bus.

    I don't know nothing about berthin' no 1st class, that's for sure. I think I've flown first class once, on stand-by.
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    "Uniformly anti-Trump" is putting it mildly. And...

    "Uniformly anti-Trump" is putting it mildly. And your last is a good catch, and true.

    So I suspect it was bought by some political org, newly founded with some innocuous name like "Common Dreams,"...
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    A dollar in 1973 would cost about $6.05 today...

    A dollar in 1973 would cost about $6.05 today. so a $224 fare would be about $1,355 today. Actually today's prices are pretty competitive. Less than $500.

    :eek:
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    Freddie Laker! That's the guy. Sheesh. I'm...

    Freddie Laker! That's the guy. Sheesh. I'm turning into my late father-in-law. I may be romanticizing his story, but I remember how sensational his no-frills idea was, flying mostly to Britain, as I...
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    I don't have my dates lined up (no Googling here,...

    I don't have my dates lined up (no Googling here, yet), but as I recall air travel in those wonderful days was price-controlled, which allowed for pretty comfortable rides for those who could afford...
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    new History .com

    A startling piece of revisionist history from History.com.

    Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic controllers
    The author is not identified specifically, just one of the History.com editors.

    No...
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    Not mine! An attempted coup (d'état) is an...

    Not mine! An attempted coup (d'état) is an extra-legal try at overthrowing the legitimately established government.

    Here, lies and illegal maneuverings were used in an effort to throw Trump out...
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    The Obama Legacy

    Strzok Notes Reveal Obama Directed Flynn Investigation, Biden Raised Logan Act Violation
    I suspect the higher ups in this coup attempt was always confident in their ultimate immunity, knowing that...
  98. Thread: Absurdities

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    Black Lives Matter Destroys Statue of Immigrant...

    Black Lives Matter Destroys Statue of Immigrant Who Died Fighting Slavery
    Apparently this is a contest for stupid.
  99. It's a question of degree, and needs to be...

    It's a question of degree, and needs to be weighed case by case.

    Composer Richard Wagner had a nasty antisemitic streak in him, and he wrote some profound music. Not my cup of tea, but who cares....
  100. I don't give a darn...

    I don't give a darn. :table:
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