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Afghan hero…

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This Afghan police officer  is a hero  for grabbing a suicide bomber in a bear hug and sacrificing his own life is a her to save many others.

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

November 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Corrine Brown begs for leniency…

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Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown is trying  to avoid  a lengthy jail sentence for the 18 felony counts in her indictment,  including filing false tax returns, mail fraud,  and working with others to run a fake non-profit group.  Part of her statement is:  ”  “In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life.”  Was there some giant unseen hand up her skirt making her misbehave?

Isn’t that just the classic defense for a Democrat caught lying or cheating and/or stealing?   Somehow it becomes your distorted view of her actions,  or your failure to recall all the good things she did in her life that is the problem,  not the fact that she stole thousands of dollars.

I hope the court throws the book at her and her cronies.  I only wish all the other crooks in Congress meet a similar and well-deserved fate.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

November 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Global atheist convention…

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…was cancelled because so few people wanted to come.   Apparently touristy packages for February in Australia weren’t sufficient incentives for people to attend the  third annual  convention,  despite atheist novelist Sir Salman Rushdie being the headliner.   No word on what attendees of the previous two meetings thought of them,  or whether they just were not up for a third year of nihilism.

 

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November 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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Not just another…

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…pretty face was Hedy Lamar,  an actress known more for her beauty than her range of acting skills.   What you should know her for is her grasp of science and technology.   If you use any sort of wireless communications,  you owe this  beautiful face  a big debt.

Written by timeforthorns

November 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Tappan Zee bridge…

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The old bridge is now being dismantled,  having been replaced by a $4 billion span named after the current New York governor’s late father, Mario Cuomo.   I’m no fan of change.org,  but it has started  a petition  to change the name to that of the old bridge,  which honored the original Native American Tappan tribe with a nod to the Dutch settlers.   It’s a bit ironic that people are complaining the new bridge was named with no public input,  and that the area’s history is being ignored,  since I very much doubt we’d  hear the same arguments if the question involved a statue of Robert E. Lee,  but it’s nice to see 41,000 New Yorkers stand up for something instead of allowing the crooks who run the state trample them.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

November 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

A book to read…

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Any book which comes with a large blurb from Yuval Levin attracts my attention.   A new book by Patrick M. Garry,  a law professor at the University of South Dakota,  is a little paperback entitled  “The False Promise of Big Government:  How Washington Helps the Rich and Hurts the Poor.”

The  title draws  me as well,  because it encapsulates some degree of the disdain I hold for government at all levels.  I’ve just ordered it,  and you probably should as well.

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November 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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Picking on…

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…Matt Drudge doesn’t strike me as the  smartest move  one could make,  even if you happen to be the Washington Post.   Accusing Drudge of being a Russian operative is pretty damned stupid from my point of view,  especially if you are the Washington Post and are already known to lie through your ink-stained teeth in service to your progressive ideology.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm