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Favors to blacks…

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Few people write with the moral clarity of Dr. Thomas Sowell.   His brief dissertation on  the damage done to blacks by granting them soul-destroying  “favors”  is a must-read which explains much of the current racial tension in our country and its direct causes.

If you are black and still continue voting for Democrats after reading this, you are part of the problem,  not the solution.

 

 

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September 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

Hillary and Trump 1st debate…

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I confess I did not watch the debate.   Yesterday was a long,  tiring and rather unpleasant day,  and I was in no mood for politics,  especially since I have no candidate to vote for,  only ones to vote against.  I did see some footage with no sound while I waited for the local late news,  and my observation was that Trump looked dour and dull,  and Hillary looked like a wide-eyed robot.

Roger Simon may  have it  right,  and We the People may  have gotten  the debate we deserved.   Maybe we should call it the who’s  less crazy  debate?   Trump was  taking on  an entire system,  not just Hillary,  and as I expected,  moderator Lester Holt couldn’t quite keep his little fingers  off the  scales.   I find it amusing that he is apparently a  registered Republican,  but does anyone believe he has ever in his entire life voted for a Republican?

I was interested in John  Hinderaker’s comments,  and  those of  Matthew Walther,  though I suppose that Thomas Lifson’s  point that  who you are determines your opinion is correct.   Jonah Goldberg is also right that how you score  the debate determines who won.   With those caveats, pundits and viewers had their own opinions,  with the  majority of  snap  polls favoring Trump.   Perhaps the most reliable gauge is the effect the debate had on a  bar full  of undecideds and Democrats,  who  preferred Trump the gentleman to Hillary the slugger.

No one can dispute that Hillary has  great command  of the facts,  which she emits with well-rehearsed efficiency,  and while she may have made more points,  Trump may  have scored  more.   My questions is:  if Hillary was truly thinking she was hitting a home run,  why was she demanding during the debate that her media pals go after Trump?

 

 

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September 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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How stupid is the government?

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So stupid it  mails letters  to individuals in envelopes with the recipient’s Social Security Number on the outside.   This goes beyond incompetence to sheer idiocy.   Why would anyone trust federal fools with ANYTHING?

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September 27, 2016 at 10:02 am

Arold Palmer, R.I.P.

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He wasn’t the  most stylish  player,  but he was bold and driven to win.   He revolutionized the game of golf for the age of television  and even though he made a bundle of money through endorsements as well as winning,  he never forgot his rather humble origins,  and he was unfailingly kind to his fans,  even after he became famous.   Arnold Palmer was a sports superstar who was also a gentleman,  something today’s spoiled brats in the sports world would do well to attempt to emulate.

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September 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

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Trump rolls press again…

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After the Clinton campaign announced it would put loudmouth billionaire Mark Cuban in the front row at the debate,  Trump tweeted that he’d invite Bill  Clinton’s former  lover, Gennifer Flowers.   The media predictably got in a huff along with the Clinton campaign,  while having to simultaneously explain who Ms. Flowers was.  Neither Cuban nor Flowers will attend,  but Trump must be enjoying having the press bring up Bill Clinton’s character,  or lack thereof,  and the implication of Hillary’s bad judgment.

 

 

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September 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

Cascade Mall shooter captured…

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The alleged Seattle shooter was reported to be Hispanic,  remember.   As it happens,  he is a  Turkish immigrant  —  another plus for the wonderful screening process employed by our immigration system.

Be aware that the Cascade Mall is a gun-free zone.   The shooter tweeted his  support for  Hillary Clinton last year.   Gee,  I wonder why.  The police have not yet determined a motive,  but haven’t ruled out terrorism,  though based on neighbors’ comments,  I’d say the inability to handle a breakup seems more likely,  aided by a drug habit.

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September 25, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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Vin Scully retirement….

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Vin Scully was not only an  outstanding sportscaster,  but he is also an admirable human being.   I was never a great baseball fan,  but I never minded the least bit listening to Scully’s smooth,  clear delivery of the play-by-play of a Dodgers game.   His obvious love for the game shone through in the ease with which he spoke of bunts and home runs and triple plays,  and his in-depth knowledge of the players.   He will be missed by many a baseball lover,  and I am happy the Dodgers gave this gentleman a grand send-off into a well-deserved retirement.

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September 25, 2016 at 10:05 am