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Jones the winner…

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Democrat Doug Jones appears to have eked out a win in the  special election  in Alabama,  although his opponent  has not yet  conceded.  I wonder if Alabama’s working class will enjoy watching Jones squander the taxes they work so long and hard to pay.   I’m sure most of that state’s Republicans would have preferred someone other than either Luther Strange or Roy Moore as a candidate,  and yes,  the allegations against Moore did hurt.   I wonder why they never came out before.

I’m also sure that Jones will screw up and that Democrats will so overplay their hand at having finally won a race that Jones will have a very hard time being re-elected.  After all, he promised to be something he has never been in his life,  and the people who shrieked that they could never support Moore will now have to explain how they helped Alabama by following their convenient consciences.  It will be interesting to watch Jones turn and twist like a pretzel as he tries to hide how he votes rather than square it with what he said during his campaign.

This probably  does a decent job of summarizing the mess.

 

 

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December 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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Special election in Alabama…

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Let me be clear  —  I don’t envy Alabama voters of any persuasion their choices today.   I’m not the only one  expecting trouble.

I am disturbed by the  rigged poll  FOX News is touting.  I am astonished that any Alabama voter believes Democratic candidate Doug Jones is anything other than a wanna-be Beltway critter,  despite Barack Obama campaigning for him,  along with various other black politicians with higher aspirations,  and massive funding from Democratic super Pacs. I was acquainted with the late Senator Howell Heflin, and Mr. Jones did not work alongside him.

I don’t know Roy Moore.  I am  perturbed by all the allegations of misconduct,  though I find it more than a little strange that not one of the accusers seems to have done the basic proper things one should do when a man is behaving inappropriately:  slap his face as hard as you can, knee him in the groin and tell him off.  Not one of the accusers seems to have mustered the wherewithal  to complain  to a responsible adult at the time.  Instead, they all waited decades to come forward.  Of course,  the first tell is that anyone trotted out by Gloria Allred inevitably turns out to be misleading at best.  Ms. Allred apparently doesn’t make her money by winning cases, but by taking hefty chunks of the settlements she engineers.  As for the Democrats’ sudden conversion to purity, just recall the waitress sandwiches of Teddy Kennedy and Chris Dodd,  and remember that no one  ever died  in Roy Moore’s car,  nor has anyone claimed to be his rape victim.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

December 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Dino tail…

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dinosaur tail  preserved in amber has been found in Myanmar.  It isn’t a very large specimen, but it clearly shows the wee beastie had feathers, not scales,  so this first of a kind discovery is making huge waves in the scientific world.

 

 

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December 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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Fake stories, real leaks…

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Read this  slowly and carefully.   Assuming the Conservative Treehouse is correct,  and I have no reason to think otherwise,  we now possibly know who at least one of the leakers is.   I was paying attention a while back when when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates said they were forming a counterintelligence unit to identify the leakers.

House Intelligence Committee Minority Chairman Adam Schiff apparently wasn’t listening,  since he may have been the one caught leaking through his apparatchik colleagues at CNN.  It’s pretty much a classic intel move.  You would think that,  as a member of the Gang of Eight,  Rep. Schiff would have been aware of it and would have recognized it.    The Go8 has oversight of every U.S. covert intelligence operation around the world,  and oversee the NSA,  CIA,  FBI,  DNI,  and every single intelligence unit and operation.

The worms are beginning to turn,  but  not many are  noticing yet,  even amongst the supposedly  smart media…..

 

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December 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Merry Hillary resistmas…

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British company Women To Look Up To is selling a Hillary Clinton Christmas tree  angel topper:  $108 for a standard size topper, but $943 for one destined for a tree over 10 feet.   Some are enthralled with what they see as a  must-have decoration  this year.

While I would prefer it over the sex toys the Clinton White House reportedly used for tree decorations,  I would be more likely to pay someone NOT to give it to me than actually purchase this topper or any of the others the company  thinks I should admire.

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December 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Alcohol and axes…

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This seems  like a truly awful idea under any circumstances.  If this is the initial premise,  I can’t imagine what safety precautions would be sufficient.

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December 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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McCain Twitter crash…

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If you beg your Twitter followers for 74 more recruits and you lose thousands,  you are not  in tune  with the universe,  and even having a bot sign up fakes for  your account  won’t save you.

I am second to none in my distaste for Sen. John McCain,  who runs for office as a conservative, then spends all his time attacking conservatives and sucking up to progressives.   I don’t wish brain cancer on anyone,  but I’ll not be sorry that his time in Congress is coming to an end.

 

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December 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm

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