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    As pure a fantasy as any of Schiff's conjurations.

    As pure a fantasy as any of Schiff's conjurations.
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    Adam Schiff: House ‘May Not’ Vote on Impeachment...

    Adam Schiff: House ‘May Not’ Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
    Breitbart quotes this interview with NeverTrumper Nicholas Kristoff:





    I know, things like "due process" and "cross examination"...
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    Mix

    Mix
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    Focus group: These Ohio swing voters are outraged...

    Focus group: These Ohio swing voters are outraged over impeachment
    Axios.
    Boldface in the original. Here's another look at the same event, from the GOP, imitating Axios's layout:

    Ohio voters are...
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    ! A new one to me. I had to look him up. 4 times...

    ! A new one to me. I had to look him up. 4 times governor!

    Married and had a child by a pen pal he courted from prison who at 32 was 50 years younger that he was. (Wiki) Sort of Tony Randall in a...
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    Mayor Nagin?

    Mayor Nagin?
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    Louisiana Saturday Night

    Great country song. Not a bad primary election, either.

    For Republicans it was a "record turnout for what is usually a sleepy off-year, irregular election," according to The Hill:

    Louisiana...
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    :table: :encourage:

    :table: :encourage:
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    Impeachment Schiff

    Even though there's a storm swirling about, with more accusations and criticisms than one can keep up with, it seems that the impeachment "controversy" has successfully entered the sphere of partisan...
  10. Thread: Tweets

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    1183375983145082880.

    1183375983145082880.
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    "Kids will learn better, if they learn fewer." ...

    "Kids will learn better, if they learn fewer."

    Fixed.
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    Having been one once, raised a couple, taught a...

    Having been one once, raised a couple, taught a bunch of them, I am extremely skeptical.

    When a small portion is the exception, results can be deceptive. But when that result is applied to the...
  13. I don't think that works, though. I think a...

    I don't think that works, though. I think a larger pool generates a better quality selection.
  14. Say what you will, and I don't remember a...

    Say what you will, and I don't remember a specific number, but a big factor in couples breaking apart is when the woman earns more than the man. (And since right now more women than men are going...
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    Som new laws in California

    I think they're having fun in Sacramento.

    New California law requires later start times for middle schools, high schools
    So they'll get more sleep. Weren't any of these Democrats teenagers?...
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    Interesting references to Saul Alinsky at the...

    Interesting references to Saul Alinsky at the end. It's worth remembering that Alinsky wasn't interested in being on the side of justice particularly, he was empowering the hoi polloi, giving them...
  17. This Newseek article by Victor Davis Hanson is...

    This Newseek article by Victor Davis Hanson is dated July 1, 2015:

    California Is Becoming a Dust Bowl
    Hanson's account of the decline is thorough and gloomy reading. I bumped into a link to his...
  18. I made no reference to either yelling or crying....

    I made no reference to either yelling or crying. His voice was NOT whiny and tremulous.
  19. You said quite the opposite, really. I was...

    You said quite the opposite, really. I was pointing out that many people, most especially liberal supporters of women's suffrage, were expecting and hoping for a different kind of leadership, even if...
  20. Indeed. I hope there are traces of such noble...

    Indeed.

    I hope there are traces of such noble impulses that survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; at least as much as you or I retain, mere pedestrians in the arena. I think rather...
  21. I see you and Ann Coulter agree. :devil: We...

    I see you and Ann Coulter agree. :devil:

    We have seen women handle foreign policy. Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice, Madelaine Albright, here. Maggie Thatcher, Indira Gandhi or Golda Meir there.

    Do...
  22. Poll: 2001: A Space Odyssey certainly was enigmatic,...

    2001: A Space Odyssey certainly was enigmatic, and wonderful in many ways. Greatest movie ever made? That's a hard fit.

    When I was in college, the settled wisdom was that Citizen Kane was it, if...
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    I think being a Christian per se has a much lower...

    I think being a Christian per se has a much lower threshold that you are supposing.

    What you are talking about is modeling one's life after Jesus, however we perceive that. We draw all sorts of...
  24. Poll: I agree about the violence thing; I guess we have...

    I agree about the violence thing; I guess we have different thresholds. Indiana Jones is akin to Pirates of the Caribbean to me, rather a live action comic book, marvelously done. (The first Pirates...
  25. We got one today. My wife and I were at a very...

    We got one today. My wife and I were at a very nice brunch buffet as part of a newcomers club. The tab before tax was 43.90, and under "additional charges" (including 3.63 tax) was 7.90 service...
  26. Poll: This trio startles me. As it happens I saw all...

    This trio startles me. As it happens I saw all three in theaters.

    Why walk out?
  27. Poll: Just one, also: Monty Python's The Meaning of...

    Just one, also: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.

    I think we finally walked out during the torture-themed restaurant bit. We weren't entertained. To hell with it.
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    Your bad. ;)

    Your bad.

    ;)
  29. Producers of the Flailing Impeachment Inquiry

    Claire Feldman has crafted a significant column that surveys the animus and intricacies of the impeachment conspirators.

    She pretty much identifies (through links) the "whistleblower" as Eric...
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    So does it bother you that the Democratic...

    So does it bother you that the Democratic candidates ignored the problems of the world to go into lightweight caricatures of themselves?

    I presume not, since you find a thread about their antics...
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    A footnote here. At the end of this Slate piece...

    A footnote here. At the end of this Slate piece excoriating Beto for being a cartoon of leftist Democrats, the response of the Beto campaign to his support of revoking tax-exempt status is included:...
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    What happened to Billy? His post I questioned is...

    No she isn’t. She’s mocking bigots. Sorry you got stung. [/QUOTE]
    So believing that "that marriage is between one man and one woman" is what you are calling bigotry.

    Right? [/QUOTE]
    What...
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    Hardware. Sorry, Snoopy.

    Hardware.

    Sorry, Snoopy.
  34. It's probably inevitable. Like extreme diets, it...

    It's probably inevitable. Like extreme diets, it seems to come automatically with a large measure of self-righteousness and a compulsion to preach.

    :gramps: I'm so old. :D The best models of...
  35. Interesting Slate piece. (What Happens When You...

    Interesting Slate piece. (What Happens When You Abolish Tipping
    I got rid of gratuities at my restaurant, and our service only got better.) He's welcome to do as he wishes, but I think it's a sham....
  36. What? It made perfect sense. Though I do think...

    Oh, crikey. Sorry about that.[/QUOTE]What? It made perfect sense.

    Though I do think you misspelled "bar."

    ;)
  37. From the Daily Mail (as if you can't tell from...

    From the Daily Mail (as if you can't tell from the headline/essay):

    Shepard Smith 'was sick of being attacked by his Fox News primetime colleagues' and asked for a way out of his $15million a...
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    Still we have our limits, those areas we don't...

    Still we have our limits, those areas we don't allow religion to act with impunity, such as denying medical treatment for children. But we debate at the edges.
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    When I grew up, opposition to bigamy was mostly...

    When I grew up, opposition to bigamy was mostly rooted in scripture ("a man leaves his parents and cleaves to his wife" and so on).

    But since we've decided Jesus was a pro-abortion socialist, he...
  40. My first job indoors may have been a busboy. I...

    My first job indoors may have been a busboy. I was later a dishwasher, mostly a cook in those days.

    It never occurred to anyone that we would share the tips.
  41. His little exit video was graceful and...

    His little exit video was graceful and professional. Conservative commenters on reports and blog entries offer little sympathy.
  42. Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown

    Oops.


    Ah, but there's this:
  43. Unfortunately there are a lot of chintzy...

    Unfortunately there are a lot of chintzy customers out there. Some tip like it's 1962. Some find fault to justify cutting the tip. Some see only the server, look at a large tip and work it down to...
  44. Tweets from Bad Trump about Shepard Smith are...

    Tweets from Bad Trump about Shepard Smith are pretty mild compared to his in-person insults to, say, Jim Acosta.

    And to more than a few familiar media outlets, too.

    If his lobbing brickbats at...
  45. "Will no one rid me of this turbulent anchor?" ...

    "Will no one rid me of this turbulent anchor?"

    :table:

    Don't think so, but if it satisfies your Trump Bad itch, go for it.
  46. Trump did it? I doubt it. A couple of...

    Trump did it?

    I doubt it.

    A couple of pieces refer to Shep's recent row with Carson over Judge Napolitano, but that's speculation, too.
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    This: steps right into the "intolerance of...

    This:
    steps right into the "intolerance of differences" that bothers me.

    That would raise a gay relationship to the level of social imperatives, such as animal sacrifice or denying a child...
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    I had to change the next-to-last sentence to...

    I had to change the next-to-last sentence to "Progressives have become intolerant of differences." That's what it is.
  49. ! If I have it right, the gossip is that Fox...

    !

    If I have it right, the gossip is that Fox News is going soft, behind such infamous Democrats as Donna Brazile, and producing odd polls like the most recent one showing most Americans want Trump...
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    Sanctimony isn't the exclusive property of...

    Sanctimony isn't the exclusive property of conservatives. When I think of sanctimony, as it concerns faith, I think of lectures about how you, the Christian, should be a better Christian by adopting...
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    :laugh: Up

    Cleaning.[/QUOTE]:laugh:

    Up
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    Blue suede

    Blue suede
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    Let's review: So believing that "that marriage...

    Let's review:

    So believing that "that marriage is between one man and one woman" is what you are calling bigotry.

    Right?
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    Do all Jews share the beliefs of Orthodox Jews?...

    Do all Jews share the beliefs of Orthodox Jews? Or are they a more sanctimonious sect?

    I don't accept that language.
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    Interesting points. And socialism "rewards the...

    Interesting points. And socialism "rewards the workers" better than the consumer. The consumer here being the student, I think.


    This article spun from the court decision validating racial and...
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    Warren is mocking Christian beliefs, saying that...

    Warren is mocking Christian beliefs, saying that holding such beliefs make it hard for men to find a woman who agrees.

    Buttigieg has been going at it for a while now, mostly about abortion (Life...
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    Democrats attack Christianity

    Why not?

    A trio of articles I looked at this morning seemed to rhyme:

    Warren Tweaks People of Faith: 'Then Just Marry One Woman...Assuming You Can Find One'
    Pete Buttigieg: The Right Is Making...
  58. How will a grappling hook not make short work of...

    How will a grappling hook not make short work of this challenge?

    Truth is, any unattended fence is vulnerable. Add some border agents to the challenge and the odds change.
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    Flipping Minnesota

    1181231663789101056

    It May Be Too Late for Democrats to Hold on to Minnesota in 2020
    The backdrop to Trump's rally earlier tonight almost overshadows the rally itself.

    The mayor of the Twin...
  60. A price hike by another description. This is not...

    A price hike by another description. This is not tipping.
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    Of course. ...

    Of course.

    http://static.tumblr.com/bxunsdg/oYulttobc/johnny-laugh.gif
  62. I doubt the "droit du seigneur" was that foreign...

    I doubt the "droit du seigneur" was that foreign an idea in those days. I find Nathan's effrontery much more telling. I've referred to this story on occasion. I think it shows the role of a moral...
  63. I've seen the gratuity added for large groups...

    I've seen the gratuity added for large groups (sometimes just 6 or more), and I understand the reason is because customers commonly undertip those tabs.

    As Adam notes, 18% is usually the max...
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    You're just a carrier. ;)

    You're just a carrier.

    ;)
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    Puffs

    Puffs
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    To me that theater looks like a game of Jenga,...

    To me that theater looks like a game of Jenga, well along. I read a couple of things that painted the new situation as a stand-off between Russia Syria Turkey and Iran, in which no possible good will...
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    That statement needs exploration, starting with...

    That statement needs exploration, starting with the word "capitalists," poised here to look like a plague of locusts on society.

    A "capitalist" society allow its members to combine assets as they...
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    China is exploiting its power, yes, but their...

    China is exploiting its power, yes, but their price is individual liberty, and it's too steep.

    As far as "unprincipled" capitalism goes, it's well to remember that one of the basic obligations of...
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    If this US Special Forces soldier is "ashamed for...

    If this US Special Forces soldier is "ashamed for the first time" in his career, he hasn't been paying attention.
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    Mocking rope-sellers, are you? Doesn't matter....

    Mocking rope-sellers, are you?

    Doesn't matter. They'll be sure to keep you in the loop.
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    China censors the world

    The NBA seems to have stepped in it by bowing to China's indignation that an employee of theirs would support Hong Kong protesters.

    Houston Rockets, China controversy: A quick rundown and several...
  72. I support that now, and I didn't used to, but...

    I support that now, and I didn't used to, but we've seen how every damn thing is driven to lunatic excess by activists and lawyers.

    We shouldn't be required to publish everything in a gazillion...
  73. :laugh: I'm sure we'll hear from the "Freedom...

    :laugh: I'm sure we'll hear from the "Freedom From Religion" people.
  74. I doubt it. I don't know any Spanish-speaking...

    I doubt it. I don't know any Spanish-speaking people personally who are separatists or simple chauvinists.

    The ones I see that way are the race hustlers whose money and influence depend on...
  75. I'm very happy they're doing this. There may...

    I'm very happy they're doing this.

    There may be some instructive results coming in before November 2020, but I expect progressive supporters of such an idea will not be swayed. Maybe if it's...
  76. Thread: Tweets

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    I'd read about it but not watched the whole thing...

    I'd read about it but not watched the whole thing before your post. She really is very witty and good-natured. Very engaging. Johnny Carson could have delivered that monologue.

    (I'd pay just to...
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    Colloquially we tend to say "narcissist" to mean...

    Colloquially we tend to say "narcissist" to mean "self-centered," just as we tend to say "workaholic" to mean "hard worker." But both are unproductive afflictions. A workaholic may spend endless...
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    ship

    ship
  79. Thread: Tweets

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    That doesn't even make sense, even as a cheap...

    That doesn't even make sense, even as a cheap opportunity to work in the F word.

    I guess we're meant to understand that every time a Newberger type uses the F word in some fashion it's directed...
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    TV

    TV
  81. I guess you could honestly say it caused her to...

    [/QUOTE]I guess you could honestly say it caused her to "open up" about her false claim of Native American ancestry.



    And if I have this right, her current confession means that in this 2007...
  82. Warren stands by account of being pushed out of...

    Warren stands by account of being pushed out of her first teaching job because of pregnancy
    CBS.
    :laugh: Even CBS put quotes around that.

    According to Zerohedge the principal in question is...
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    Minute

    Minute
  84. If something about Ms Warren were discovered that...

    If something about Ms Warren were discovered that made it necessary to reverse the Board's offer for a second year job—maybe they didn't want any Native Americans working there—the minutes likely...
  85. The district I work longest in was not known for...

    The district I work longest in was not known for its stellar management.

    The Board is boss, of course, and a principal would not buck the board without a serious cause, and a reasonable prospect...
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    Super

    Super
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    Chic

    Chic
  88. That was my mistake. The Beacon posted two years...

    That was my mistake. The Beacon posted two years of minutes. From the Jun, 1971 minutes:

    https://html1-f.scribdassets.com/z9beo6ubk7ahty3/images/12-37c4318d47.jpg

    Unless "accepted with regret"...
  89. :ponder: I think you're right.

    :ponder: I think you're right.
  90. Here are her words from #15 above. How would you...

    Here are her words from #15 above. How would you characterize her narrative?



    Nobody who can dress themselves and not miss a belt loop fails to understand what she's saying.

    She improved...
  91. She was not fired, but offered a second year. The...

    She was not fired, but offered a second year. The Free Beacon link at #17 above goes to the minutes of the school board from August 26, 1970, including this image:
    ...
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    slayer

    slayer
  93. Not a person in any of her audiences...

    Not a person in any of her audiences misunderstood for a moment that she was fired because she was "visibly pregnant."

    She was not.

    Is that a lie by omission? Maybe; I don't know the legal...
  94. I see the Free Beacon...

    I see the Free Beacon has published facsimiles of the school board meeting showing that she was not fired at all, but was offered a second year of the same job.


    Those aren't straws.

    So...
  95. My earlier post examines the legalistic structure...

    My earlier post examines the legalistic structure of her anecdote, but if you're saying therefore there's nothing to see here, you're not right. Apparently her reworking dates from her autobiography...
  96. :wtf: From that shot I'd say she looks more like...

    :wtf: From that shot I'd say she looks more like Brett Kavanaugh than Elizabeth Warren.
  97. Part of the problem is that the Democrats are...

    Part of the problem is that the Democrats are trivializing impeachment, making it an election maneuver. That's what's happening when Rep. Green says he's worried that if we don't impeach Trump he'll...
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    Whataboutism and projection

    Victor Davis Hansen writes in American Greatness:

    Hanson surveys examples in this saga, such as these two,


    and finishes:

    "Draining the swamp" has always—and still is, I fear—an...
  99. This agrees with her earlier version. Whether the...

    This agrees with her earlier version. Whether the timing of the pregnancy was a surprise or not, a resignation would not be. The expiration of the "emergency certificate" was coincidental, and only...
  100. It's not quite as hard and fast as this article...

    It's not quite as hard and fast as this article would have you believe. It can vary depending on context, if you are emphasizing a particular characteristic. It's true that we do this without...
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