Time for Thorns

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She should have…

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…known that her two horses and one pony would not fit into the trailer,  but I applaud her for  getting her pony  into her car so she could rescue all three of them from the Tubbs fire.   She must be a pretty good horsewoman to be able,   with the help of a friend,  to convince the pony that a car was a suitable mode of transportation.

If you live in a place like California where government regulation has created and increased hazards from fire,  you should be prepared for a fire,  just like people in New Orleans must always be prepared for floods, or Floridians for hurricanes.   My area is subject to tornadoes,  so I keep extra food,  tarps,  plywood and the like in stock,  out of the way,  yet easily accessible.

Meanwhile,  a couple of  rounds of Febreze will fix the new smell of her vehicle.

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October 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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Hillary’s toe…

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The woman just  can’t stop  lying,  can she?  When does she wear heels?  The woman can barely walk,  as evidenced by the photos we saw of her being hauled up steps like a sack of feed during the campaign, so she wasn’t running anywhere.  She told us years ago she drank only tea, and if you’re running downstairs in heels you don’t fall backwards.

I’ve had a broken toe,  and all the doctor did was tape it to its neighbors,  tell me to walk slightly duck-footed and not to play kickball for a few weeks.   You don’t need a boot on a broken toe.   Why does Hillary! imagine we would believe her?

 

 

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October 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm

If you live…

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…in a showy region,  this may  be the perfect gift.

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October 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

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Bye-bye blue slip?

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I’ve always regarded the old blue-slip privilege of the Senate a tradition better suited to horse and buggy days than modern times.   It was not intended to provide  near-veto power  over federal court nominees to individual senators,  but that is precisely how Democrats are using it to attempt to block Trump’s mostly stellar judicial nominations.   It has certainly become a dangerous anachronism.

 

 

 

 

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October 16, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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More to Macron?

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I haven’t paid much attention to  Emmanuel Macron,  Frances’ boyish president, in part because I did not believe his position as between and beyond political parties seemed off-kilter and unbelievable to me.

But  this blog  post caught my eye,  as anything by Steven Hayward does,  and then I read the interview referenced,  and now I think Macron may deserve a second look.

 

 

 

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October 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

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General in charge…

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The military turns out some very fine leaders.  Watching former Marine general John Kelly  calmly educate  the ignorant press corps is just plain fun.

 

 

 

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October 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Unclaimed baggage…

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If you have never visited the  Unclaimed Baggage  Center in Scottsboro, Alabama,  you have missed out on the only facility of its kind in the USA,  as well as a place to shop at enormous discounts.   On any given day you may find  jewelry,  designer clothing and an array of electronic devices.

There is no online catalog because the offerings change daily,  but the natives are friendly and the place is just plain interesting,  even if you don’t wonder how the owners got separated from their belongings.

 

 

 

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October 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

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