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The dead are a constituency…

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…in Illinois.   You have long known you can still vote Democrat if you’re dead.   Now you can  also get  your medical bills paid,  apparently,  though I confess to being very puzzled about what services you could possibly need.

 

 

 

 

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September 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm

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T. Boone Pickens, R.I.P.

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Pickens  began changing  the American energy industry in the 1950s,  and only retired as an active participant in 2018,  due to declining health.  A longtime maverick,  he wanted to decrease his country’s dependence on foreign oil,  and he lived long enough to see it happen.   An interesting man,  an interesting life.

 

 

 

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September 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm

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ICEd illegal…

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…hold a town hall meeting, having said you were an illegal immigrant,  invite ICE,  and then be SHOCKED that they arrest  and deport  you.   Did you really think that having hidden from them for 15 years and not having committed any serious crimes somehow rendered you immune from the law being applied?

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September 14, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Wedding guest…

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ate the  bride’s bouquet,  but the uninvited guest was a female deer,  and the couple took it in stride and got some very unusual photos of their special day.

In case you don’t know,  wild deer are dangerous  — their hooves are sturdy, and they can kick with punishing force.  If frightened,  they will kick,  butt and bite.

 

 

 

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September 13, 2019 at 2:26 pm

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Is it a…

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…complete fail if you announce a protest to push for Trump’s impeachment  and nobody —  I mean ZERO people –show up?   Hmmm…I believe it is…

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September 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm

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Halifax…

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…Canada also got hit by Hurricane Dorian.   The most spectacular photo is of a construction  crane caught  in the wind,  but there was a massive power outage and plenty of wind and water damage.   Hopefully that’s it for our northern friends.

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September 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

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Dorian visits North Carolina…

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How awful must it be to watch through your doorbell camera as a hurricane destroys your vacation home by ripping it off its foundation?   This poor man knows.   It wouldn’t be surprising if some Outer Banks residents  are trapped in their homes.   The water rose quickly, and some roadways appear to have been ruined.   Not for the first time,  Ocracoke Island appears to have been hit hardest.   It is accessible only by boat,  and I can attest that the ferry ride to the island  is quite interesting.

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

September 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm