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    By Scott: According to the reports I cited...

    By Scott:

    According to the reports I cited earlier, the Governor may be talking about "forbearance," but the Portland City Council is definitely talking about "forgiveness."
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    Stinkbugs for real

    Not just a nickname for a sibling!

    Stinkbug invasion in Turkey threatens world hazelnut supplies
    Guardian.
    Subhead: Scientists race to halt spread of pungent insect species after it sweeps...
  3. Of for shit's sake, Phillyfilly, I thought those...

    Of for shit's sake, Phillyfilly, I thought those were false rumors that the PA liquor stores would close. I see I'm three weeks out of date. Yeesh. :blush:

    OK, I checked.

    As for the second bit...
  4. Two things (in addition to the false rumors I...

    Two things (in addition to the false rumors I mentioned) maybe:

    1. We've seen persistent shortages in common consumer items like hand soap and toilet paper. We are suddenly acclimated to "panic...
  5. There were some false rumors about that liquor...

    There were some false rumors about that liquor stores were going to be shuttered as unessential.

    There were attempts to close gun stores, as you undoubtedly know.

    Y'know, not for nothing,...
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    :laugh: "I shot my first turkey today. I was...

    :laugh:

    "I shot my first turkey today. I was pumped!

    "Scared hell out of everybody else in the frozen food section, though."
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    I totally forgot Carrie Prejean. I don't know...

    I totally forgot Carrie Prejean.

    I don't know if I can forgive myself.
  8. Who says that a "badly needed new bra" is...

    Who says that a "badly needed new bra" is essential? Me?

    And who says that people buying liquor are idiots? Some Czar who hasn't had a drink at home in years?!

    I can't see it, Mark. So we...
  9. Count me as a bit contrarian then, because I'm...

    Count me as a bit contrarian then, because I'm unsure there's a correlation between such closed aisles and the length of a suggested quarantine.

    Not do I think we can be quarantined for months....
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    We don't need no stinkin' landlords

    Some people I know here in Florida are facing being short the rent money, and it's a real problem. Both Portland and Oregon state are engaging rent abatement as policy.

    Portland city council...
  11. My sharp and instant reaction to your post is...

    My sharp and instant reaction to your post is that this is not about limiting traffic or preventing disease AT ALL. I don't care about the speeches.

    This is about evil "consumerism," the sibling...
  12. Thread: Poison pen pals

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    Schumer implies that someone in his own position,...

    Schumer implies that someone in his own position, a top echelon politician, would be inadequate in such a position.

    I tend to agree.
  13. Thread: Poison pen pals

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    OK, both letters are strongly worded. But the...

    OK, both letters are strongly worded. But the actors react differently. Trump returns fire, as always, with my emphasis on the word "return." Chuck complains that Trump was "petty." Back to The Hill....
  14. Thread: Poison pen pals

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    Poison pen pals

    Both New Yorkers, Schumer and Trump have known each other a long time. Schumer had to know that when he sent a highly charged letter to the president criticizing the administration's efforts to...
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    This essay in American Thinker is a rats nest of...

    This essay in American Thinker is a rats nest of hot buttons and raw nerves.

    Third World Immigrant Medical Workers Exploited by NYC Democrats
    L.E. Ikenga.

    For starters, the exploitation by...
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    #MeToo #ShmeeToo

    Joe Biden has been "credibly accused," as they say. An article appeared exactly one year ago with some details:

    Nevada County woman says Joe Biden inappropriately touched her while working in his...
  17. Democrats postpone presidential convention until Aug. 17

    As reported at Politico (Alex Thompson and Marc Caputo):

    By August everything will look different.
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    I've heard persistent claims since the beginning...

    I've heard persistent claims since the beginning of this that the virus came from a lab in the province, not the wet market. Has either theory been definitively established or dismissed?
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    Thank goodness the Minders at Twitter are there...

    Thank goodness the Minders at Twitter are there to curb our enthusiasm:

    Twitter Removes Tweet Reporting ĎHydroxychloroquineí As Treatment For Wuhan Virus
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    Twitter, where Hating Trump...
  20. Very cool indeed! When I mentioned it yesterday...

    Very cool indeed! When I mentioned it yesterday it was to say the was not much coverage of this good news.

    And more very good news is rolling in about the "malaria/lupus" drugs. :grumpy: I guess...
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    Very impressive body of work.

    Very impressive body of work.
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    :table:

    :table:
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    My first thought, truly, was, "I will die. . ....

    My first thought, truly, was, "I will die. . . eventually."

    I'll stick with that.
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    Hunor goes viral

    A quip I saw on Facebook:

    So we're in self-quarantine, and my wife calls to me from the next room, Do you ever get a sharp pain in your back, like someone has a voodoo doll and they're stabbing it...
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    I know a trend when I hear one. :) 2806

    I know a trend when I hear one. :)

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  26. Quote=Widburg Remember the Young Woman Who...

    Quote=Widburg

    Remember the Young Woman Who Died While Waiting for a Coronavirus Test in New Orleans? ...Yeah, Well Now the Truth Is Out
    Gateway Pundit (Jim Hoft) presents a few examples, and then...
  27. The mysterious case of the people who ate fish tank cleaner

    Andrea Widburg at American Thinker:
    Widburg finishes suspicious but inconclusive:
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    I noticed today that gas here is under $2/gallon,...

    I noticed today that gas here is under $2/gallon, at $1.95 and $1.96 at stations I drove by today.

    Well, great, but I've got nowhere to go. Maybe down the street to the grocery store is all, so my...
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    Straight headline (CNN), snarky lede: Police...

    Straight headline (CNN), snarky lede:

    Police arrest Florida pastor for holding church services despite stay-at-home order
    My spidey sense is tingling. This arrest is very disturbing.
  30. Don Surber continued his speculation, which runs...

    Don Surber continued his speculation, which runs close to my own:

    Nominate Biden, blame Bernie
    Y'think? :D


    Well, ordinarily I'd say concern about the platform is a waste of time. It's all...
  31. :laugh: Another reason this virus is a...

    :laugh:

    Another reason this virus is a godsend for Democrats. They have rather an unsolvable problem that's fast forcing them to solve it. They would rather everyone avert their eyes.
  32. If that's so, then maybe postponing or canceling...

    If that's so, then maybe postponing or canceling the remaining primaries may be their best option. (The covid mess provides a handy excuse.)

    "We'll see what happens."©45
  33. John Hinderaker and I look to be in agreement on...

    John Hinderaker and I look to be in agreement on this problem.

    Joe Biden Can’t Be President (2)1244692648998420480
    This:

    So Old Joe put the Dems in a bind by promising to pick a female VP. I...
  34. Thread: Tweets

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    I'm sure it does, it's just that Muslims can't be...

    I'm sure it does, it's just that Muslims can't be named.

    DeBlasio and his city leaders were particularly egregious as Covid Deniers, so this looks like a defensive backlash. I saw a tweet in...
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    1243711753122459648 The Tallest Mayor doesn't...

    1243711753122459648

    The Tallest Mayor doesn't specify mosques, oddly. But my favorite part is at the end, when he promises to close uncooperative houses of worship permanently.

    A friend I was...
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    18. Work expands to fill the time available. I'm...

    18. Work expands to fill the time available. I'm working at proving it.
  37. Dear Democrats Who Blame Trump: You sang a different song a month ago

    A column to archive by Andrea Widburg, timely now as Pelosi and other Democrats attempt to blame Trump and his supporters for the corona virus deaths.

    1244254706177802242

    "His denial at the...
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    I guess cruise ships are safe enough when you own...

    I guess cruise ships are safe enough when you own the boat and you're the only passenger.

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    It's lonely out there in self-quarantine. It reminds me of the book, The Old Billionaire and the...
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    It's all they've got. This virus has been a...

    It's all they've got.

    This virus has been a godsend for the Democrats, they think. It's another moment when they have to shush themselves to keep from jumping and cheering.

    It gives them cover...
  40. Her pen pal (Lisa LaTrovato) should be let go too.

    Her pen pal (Lisa LaTrovato) should be let go too.
  41. Good song lyric, though as my collection of...

    Good song lyric, though as my collection of birthdays starts to look impressive, the idea of a second childhood changes its meaning.

    Meanwhile, re schools particularly in the 1950s, I agree. But...
  42. Probably because his deterioration is advancing...

    Probably because his deterioration is advancing faster than anyone anticipated. A year ago he was still just goofy ol' Joe. Of course, he was an inveterate liar, corrupt, and lame on the issues, but...
  43. Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes Ďirrelevantí...

    Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes Ďirrelevantí in coronavirus crisis
    At "ratings smash" the internal link is to this NYPost report:


    So Rachel Maddow among others wants her station to stop...
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    I saw that, and this, too in response: ...

    I saw that, and this, too in response:

    Governor Cuomo Threatens Rhode Island With Lawsuit Over NY Quarantine Policy
    Ordinarily I think Cuomo would win, but in a declared health emergency, I...
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    Double whiplash alert

    So today, Saturday March 28, Trump floated the idea of imposing an "enforceable quarantine" around parts of New York, NJ and CT.

    Gov. Cuomo's reaction can't be surprising:

    Cuomo on possible...
  46. I too have many memories, not nearly as sharp as...

    I too have many memories, not nearly as sharp as some of yours. But I was a toddler. :D Not the "big kid."

    I have vivid memories of kindergarten and primary classrooms, for example. What I want is...
  47. High up on my wish list is I had a time machine...

    High up on my wish list is I had a time machine is to revisit the recent past, including especially the world of my childhood, to see it through the eyes of an adult, and to measure it against...
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    "Mancini"—meaning the music he wrote—is good. ;)...

    "Mancini"—meaning the music he wrote—is good. ;)

    (Mancini the piano player was good.)
  49. Sometimes I wonder why I consider Daniel Boone...

    Sometimes I wonder why I consider Daniel Boone and not Davy Crockett or Kit Carson. I think it's the reason polymaths might not be great house guests. Kit was famous as "the toughest man in...
  50. One of my recurring fantasies is to host a visit...

    One of my recurring fantasies is to host a visit from an unprepared, stinking-of-wood-smoke, and thoroughly astonished Daniel Boone.

    Imagine giving him a ride home at night as a first experience....
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    Panic and fear work similarly.

    Panic and fear work similarly.
  52. I've thought about those things, of course. And I...

    I've thought about those things, of course. And I think it was somebody famous who said the strongest evidence that time travel is impossible (beside science) is that we've never met any time...
  53. :rofl: Most people deserve to be visited only...

    :rofl:

    Most people deserve to be visited only occasionally. :D

    (That's why this "stay at home" challenge is worrisome.)
  54. I've always wanted a time machine. Give me...

    I've always wanted a time machine.

    Give me the keys to one of those and you'd seldom see me again.

    With my luck, though, I'd probably lose battery power in some distant jungle, like this guy:...
  55. I think the bellowing is defensive. When you...

    I think the bellowing is defensive.

    When you see the social media attacks on "trophy hunters" in particular, a defense is absolutely necessary. Otherwise responsible people get cowed into doing...
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    I like that video especially because it includes...

    I like that video especially because it includes Mancini at the piano (he's in the camera toward the end), and for the great ensemble playing by the band. The solo sax is great, of course. It's Pas...
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    This one imo is an outstanding theme, but the...

    This one imo is an outstanding theme, but the lyrics are pretty tough (I'm just talking about the brief show opener, not te whole thing). I sort of drop out after doing the background vocals, "hot...
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    Okey dokey (although I don't think "instrumental"...

    Okey dokey (although I don't think "instrumental" themes should be left out)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzaxUF0k18
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    I love both, the Pink Panther and Peter Gunn. ...

    I love both, the Pink Panther and Peter Gunn.

    Henry Mancini wrote both of them, of course.
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    . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je2fGzKiqRM ...

    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je2fGzKiqRM


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSMeYe-sLhs


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hQldclTLwM
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    Of course. ...

    Of course.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXHXUgXG1tM

    Good night. :D
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    . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSW-LJJHH3U ...

    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSW-LJJHH3U


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTq6Tofmo7E


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1USHuud5i8
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    (This is the long version.) ...

    (This is the long version.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83qUtyeyVt0


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjdRgBAY278


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEbkM5Z3yA
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    Those opening notes always fill my bustier. ...

    Those opening notes always fill my bustier.

    Some more:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oysMt8iL9UE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA9t1nSGXXE
  65. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNPpssruFY

    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNPpssruFY
  66. The anti-hunter answer is to prohibit hunting,...

    The anti-hunter answer is to prohibit hunting, and then commandeer assets (tax) to save the animals and stop poaching.

    That does work in certain circumstances. Hunters are far from perfect and...
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    Maybe they're dying for a mention at the Darwin...

    Maybe they're dying for a mention at the Darwin Awards site (is it still going?).
  68. Not in the streets, in the kitchen. I suspect...

    Not in the streets, in the kitchen. I suspect domestic violence problems would skyrocket. But your point is valid.
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    Norma Desmond

    All true. Like Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo is a hothouse plant that only thrives in deep blue hotbeds under special conditions.

    This essay I saw this morning in New York Magazine,*

    No,...
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    Just a footnote here. The Senate vote tonight,...

    Just a footnote here. The Senate vote tonight, passing the stimulus package, was unanimous, 96 - 0. That means even Chuck Schumer, who turns out to be Nancy's manservant, voted for it.

    The...
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    Nancy's face plant

    So Nancy Pelosi flew back into D.C. Sunday and upended what had been a relatively amicable and swift move toward bipartisan emergency relief legislation. At present, just after midnight Wednesday,...
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    Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the...

    Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future?

    Here John Fund touches on the bipartisan sadness as Old Joe's fading:

    Those are moving and horrible words. Impossible words for a...
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    I agree, though I can't quickly recall any such...

    I agree, though I can't quickly recall any such instance in my personal life.

    But I have that same reaction when people unburden themselves of strong political views with people they barely know. ...
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    :laugh: Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.

    :laugh:

    Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.
  75. Well, your post brings to mind a good campaign...

    Well, your post brings to mind a good campaign song for Old Joe, "Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody." But I don't think Old Joe is in his Prima.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrJ7DQojzIY
  76. Joe Biden Cancels Daily Coronavirus Briefing...

    Joe Biden Cancels Daily Coronavirus Briefing After Series Of Media Mishaps
    The late Jim Nabors comes to mind.
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    From Tom: What level of proof would you like?...

    From Tom:
    What level of proof would you like? The "right to try" idea allows people access to remedies that are not proven safe and effective, and these malaria drugs, so-called for short, certainly...
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    I can only speak for myself, here, but I'm not...

    I can only speak for myself, here, but I'm not out to harass atheists, ruin their livelihoods, or drive them from public office or corporate boards. Sarcasm directed at atheists is a scant wisp of a...
  79. If it will brighten your day, I'll rag on Arnold...

    If it will brighten your day, I'll rag on Arnold Schwarzenegger for a bit, whom I saw relaxing in his hot tub or something with a stogie, waxing on about home confinement.

    Not the same experience...
  80. Publix here is giving the oldsters the first hour...

    Publix here is giving the oldsters the first hour (7 a.m.) Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    They're also installing plexiglass sneeze guards for the cashiers and customer service counter this week-end....
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    Celeste pegged me for conflating "concept" and...

    Celeste pegged me for conflating "concept" and "precept," the latter referring to commands, in this case, what Christianity expects of a practitioner.

    I blame the wine and the hour, but it's a...
  82. "Oh! Pfft, I've got plenty of candle scents. I...

    "Oh! Pfft, I've got plenty of candle scents. I thought you said common scents. I avoid those like the plague! . . . What?"
  83. Thread: Tweets

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    That tweet has been taken down by Twitter....

    That tweet has been taken down by Twitter.
  84. Letís just say it, shall we? Joe Biden is probably not okay

    Jazz Shaw at Hot Air.

    I'm confident Democrat "super delagates" are mulling this over. My notions about replacing Old Joe after the nomination in July presume he can be shepherded at least that...
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    I haven't read your link yet, but if it mentions...

    I haven't read your link yet, but if it mentions that some European countries like England are suddenly prohibiting the export of these drugs, that would be true also.

    A sudden spike in demand...
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    I don't understand your beef. Re-reading your...

    I don't understand your beef. Re-reading your post, the only hole I see for you to ferret through is the word "absorbed," using it carefully to mean become aware of rather than support.

    If an...
  87. :lmao: "Reconnect with the family." Find out...

    :lmao:

    "Reconnect with the family." Find out where in the manse the kinfolk and hangers-on are squirreled away.

    Hugs all around.
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    And this time they rammed through . . . nothing....

    And this time they rammed through . . . nothing.

    Now, I could be wrong. I don't trust the Republicans one iota when it comes to fiscal responsibility, especially holding the line against...
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    :laugh: I've seen a few attempts to call his...

    :laugh: I've seen a few attempts to call his position a callous, "screw the old folks" Marie Antoinette moment, but it's a stretch too far, Tom. I watched Patrick's interview, and it was pretty well...
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    No cure for you!!

    Or, no Right to Try for you!! I'm not even sure a governor can do this.

    Nevada Governor Bars Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus Patients
    This is just weird. If I'm dying, say, I certainly want the...
  91. It's a total non-starter, Gingersnap. NY needs...

    It's a total non-starter, Gingersnap. NY needs the tax money.

    And if I'm not mistakenóthis is really in a dimly lit corner of my brainóNY negotiated and sold its right to punitive damages from...
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    This reply should probably go to a different...

    This reply should probably go to a different forum, "but it's all right 'cause it's midnight, and I got two more bottles of wine," as the song has it.I see plenty of thorough atheists. Their common...
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    Ah! The ad I saw is here, from Priorities USA...

    Ah! The ad I saw is here, from Priorities USA Action.

    Priorities USA begins $6 million blitz of anti-Trump coronavirus ads

    According to Ballotpedia, Priorities USA Action is the largest...
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    Trump on getting America back to work:...

    Trump on getting America back to work: 'Absolutely possible' by Easter Sunday

    I think Trump is trolling liberals big time.

    He's setting up the American economy as an analogue to the death and...
  95. But it won't be, LM. It just won't. Wishing...

    But it won't be, LM. It just won't.

    Wishing with all your might won't make it so, and therein lie the roots of totalitarian rule. We all have priorities that need more resources than those other...
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    Speaking of the malaria cocktail, I'm still...

    Speaking of the malaria cocktail, I'm still impressed at what I understand is the way the COVID-19 becomes a lethal threat. Apparently the person's acquired immunities overreact and as a result...
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    Whatever changes the president makes or accepts,...

    Whatever changes the president makes or accepts, the reaction of the Hate Trumpers will be the same. Now I hear he wants the economy back up and running by Easter.

    How Christian-centric of the...
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    Here are two PAC ads from YouTube. I saw a very...

    Here are two PAC ads from YouTube. I saw a very similar ad on TV this morning. The graphic was slightly different, but the audio for all three ads is remarkably similar. They have their handful of...
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    Pinning the tale on The Donald

    There is a huge and by the look of it well financed effort underway to hang the corona virus distress on Trump. To do to him what Katrini did to GWB.

    Memes are floating around among the Hate...
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    for the great 907

    How an Alaska village grave led to a Spanish flu breakthrough

    Corpses preserved in a mass grave in the permafrost enable genetic science to catch up decades later. A good read (Ned Rozell).
    ...
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