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NARAL remains classless…

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This is merely  the Oregon chapter of the abortion rights group,  but you  just know all the others are in favor of it.   You can’t buy class,  and you can’t fake it.   Do these lunatics actually think they will curry favor by attaching themselves to an ice cream flavor?

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

August 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm

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Cuomos are criminals…

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No, really — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a speech that his family picked up  an eagle feather from Saranac Lake.   That means they violated a federal law which prohibits non-Native Americans from possessing bald eagle parts, including feathers.

Of course the Governor’s spokesman claimed ignorance of the law and said the family would either return the feather to the lake or donate it to a US Fish and Wildlife repository.  Apparently eagle feathers are great, but America never was.   Way to go, Guv…

 

 

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August 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Aretha Franklin, R.I.P.

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Like so many of the Motown artists,  she led a rather chaotic life and made a host of very bad choices,  but the woman  was a  fantastic performer.

 

 

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August 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm

If you have…

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…empty seats in the front row of a political event,  I would say your party’s enthusiasm level is at a low-water mark.   This video  is from an event in Atlanta by Tom Perez, DNC chairman.   I doubt that the inanity of his remarks made anyone feel better,  even if they were Democrats.

 

 

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August 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm

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Zinke is right…

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Only a climate hysteric could claim with a straight face that climate change is causing the  horrific fires  in the West,  and that all the dry tinder piled up in California forests has nothing to do with them.  To build a fire easily,  you need material which will burn.  Ask any Boy Scout.  Oh, wait, the Boy Scouts probably don’t teach that any more.  Ask a boy in  Trail Life  —  he will know how to build a fire,  read a compass or a map,  and accomplish some other very useful things.

I live on a couple of acres of land —  some of it open,  some of it woodlands.  I leave some deadfall trees and shrubs around so the wildlife has access to food and shelter,  but I routinely rake up leaves to put in my composter or put in piles at the edge of the woods.  I grow many of my own vegetables and herbs,  and I plant wildflowers and rescued plants everywhere — the leaf mold protects moisture and provides nutrition so the new plants are more likely to thrive.  But I clear away dead limbs and other debris so that if lightning strikes or there is a wildfire,  there will not be an abundance of highly flammable material on the ground.

I have long known that most so-called environmentalists actually understand very little about the environment,  and very few of them have ever managed anything larger than a flower pot.   Sec. Zinke may not have a forestry degree,  but as a former Navy SEAL he has an abundance of common sense.   Let him know you support his efforts.

 

 

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August 15, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Perseid bust…

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Once again the clouds ruined my plans to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.   For those of you who suffered a similar soul-wrenching disappointment,  here are  some of the  stunning photographs  people from around the world took without the interference of Mother Nature.

 

 

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August 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm

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De Blasio screws the poor…

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New York’s mayor always praises himself for being a champion of the working man, minorities, the poor.   Now the socialist is claiming to be easing traffic congestion amd raising the wages of Uber drivers., but he is making transit from the burroughs into New York even  more difficult than it already is.

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August 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm