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Gilmore gone…

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Jim Gilmore has dropped  his bid  for the presidency,  which is a real shame,  because he had the broad knowledge,  experience,  and temperament to be a very good President.

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February 13, 2016 at 10:16 am

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Abe Vigoda, R.I.P.

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The veteran character actor  has finally  died.   I say “finally”  because he had the distinction of having already been reported dead twice by the media in the 1980’s.   When he actually did pass away at age 94,  he had managed to live a very full life,  one which he evidently enjoyed to the max.

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February 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm

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Isn’t this interesting…

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The Clinton Foundation received  a subpoena  from State Department investigators last fall.   We know they wanted records pertaining to the slush fund  — I mean charity’s projects which required federal approval during her tenure,  and for records pertaining to her aide,  Huma Abedin.

That means that Hillary is now tied to at least  four federal  investigations that we know of.

 

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February 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

Spontaneous snowballs?

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Idaho had  them due  to a rare weather event.   I’m still searching for some pix,  but let’s face it  —  weird weather is fun!

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February 11, 2016 at 11:48 pm

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Two more gone…

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Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have  both suspended  their campaigns yesterday.   Christie added some interest and fire to the process without descending into Donald Trump’s crudity.   I would have been happy to vote for Fiorina,  a  classy lady  with a keen mind,  quick wit, and business experience.   She was never caught at a loss,  always responded to attacks with wit and class,  and was steadfastly composed,  logical and rational.  I do hope that the eventual Republican nominee will be smart enough to select Fiorina as his vice president.  She would make a good one,  and heaven knows she is uniquely qualified and able to take on Queen Hillary. My favorite line from the political season was her lucid explanation that flying was an activity,  not an accomplishment.

I suppose Dr. Ben  Carson may  be the next to fall.

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February 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

Agrihood…

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I confess that this is a new term to me.    Most often you hear about neighborhoods occupying former farm land complaining vociferously about animal and earth smells and equipment noises.   This  is a case  of people deliberately building homes around small working farms in order to secure the freshest,  healthiest food.

Real estate developers play a large part in this trend,  because it’s a selling point,  and property next to a farm is a lot cheaper than that beside a golf course.   Of particular interest to many buyers,  and to me because I grew up on a working farm,  is the sense of community which the arrangement engenders.   Note to progressives:  Neighborhoods function a lot better when they aren’t at the mercy of dope dealers and gangs…

 

 

 

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February 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

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SCOTUS blocks Clean Power Plan…

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This is HUGE!   The Supreme Court has ruled  in favor  of the 27 states and various companies and business groups  who sued to stop the regulations under the administration’s Clean Power Plan from going into effect while the legality of  the plan is litigated.   I had not been hopeful for this result when the U.S. Appeals Court ruled against them,  but perhaps the judicial system is beginning to wake up and remember its real job.

His Oneness planned to get the crippling regulations in effect and let the case spend years in litigation while he put the coal industry out of business and made energy as expensive as he promised he would.

 

 

 

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February 10, 2016 at 10:09 am

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