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FOX more balanced…

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Of course FOX News is  more balanced  than MSNBC   —   and practically every other news outfit.   People can tune in to hear both sides when they tire of hearing the same side presented in multiple voices.

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August 31, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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Democrats’ prayer…

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Regardless of how you feel about abortion,  seeing  Democrats praying  for increased access to abortion should turn your stomach.   With all the trouble in the world,  that’s what they pray for?   They have become a profoundly unserious party.

County Commissioners in Oakland County, Michigan have made the point in an even uglier way here.   Liberals are not nice people,   They laugh AT people,  not WITH them.   They are incapable of laughing at themselves,  and any attempt at self-deprecating humor falls flat because it is so patently insincere.

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August 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

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Marcel dies…

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Dr.  Jesse Marcel Jr.,  who claimed he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an alien spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico,  has died  at age 76.   How fitting that he was reading a book about UFOs.


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August 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Drunken elk gang…

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This isn’t  the first account I’ve read of animals other than man getting drunk on fermented fruit,  but it’s by far the most amusing account.   I didn’t realize it happened so often in Sweden.   Is there some built-in proclivity to overdoing alcohol built into our genes?

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August 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

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Washington Post attacked…

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It probably wasn’t pleasant for WaP employees to  be protested  against,  but the protesters were Egyptian-Americans,  and there were women and children peacefully objecting to the WaPo’s failure to accurately cover events in Egypt,  especially in properly blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for attacks on Christian churches.   Why did the WaPo shut down its lobby and allow no one in or out when the protest,  which moved on to the White House,  were indeed peaceful as the paper reported?   Because they are liberal wusses lead by ideological leftie wimps.

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August 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Strange facts…

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Because a bit of levity is required after the Democratic convention that was the MLK 50th anniversary,  enjoy this.

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August 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

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Ununpentium…

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That is,  thankfully,  the temporary name of a new chemical element which the Russians and Americans discovered a decade ago,  but which the Swedes have now verified.

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August 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Filner resigns…

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Filthy Filner has resigned,  with money in hand from the  cowardly San  Diego city council to pay his attorney and defend him.   The interim acting mayor will be City Council President Todd Gloria,  who is bound to be  an improvement  over a dirty old man.  presuming his gay liaisons don’t involve anything publicly notorious,  something which can’t be said of some of the other  gay candidates.

Don’t misunderstand  —  I have no objection to gays or lesbians,  but the ones I’ve known have generally been very unhappy people.   They have trouble forming relationships with other people,  regardless of sex,  gender,  or circumstance,  and are often hyper-sensitive to perceived personal affronts.   Do they lead difficult lives?   Most of them do,  but so do many opposite-sex couples.   When you add politics to the mix,  things can go pear-shaped in a hurry  —  witness Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.

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August 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Savannah cat killed…

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I knew what the “big scary cat”  was when I saw the phone video on FOX News last night, but apparently Detroit doesn’t share my interest  in the more exotic specimens of the animal world.   How like Detroit’s abused citizens to be more upset about an unknown cat who exhibited no aggressive behavior than the rotten condition of their city because they kept electing corrupt incompetents.     You won’t be surprised that there are now packs of abandoned dogs roaming the streets of this once proud city,  left to starve and die by people who quit caring and left without a backwards glance.

I’ve come to expect no better from Detroit in the last decade, so I’m actually more angry with this cat’s owners,  who had an absolute duty to keep the cat safe,  but failed.   Domesticated animals are wholly dependent on us for their care.   So e cats and dogs could survive on their own, my Big Girl being one of them,  but that isn’t what they sign up for when we take them in.    For thousands of years dogs have offer3ed their loyalty and protection and affection in exchange for a little food and water and some affection.   People who don’t hold up their end of the bargain tend to treat fellow humans little better,  something to bear in mind when choosing your friends.

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August 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm

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Spying on the U.N….

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I’m inclined  to approve  of  the U.S. National Security Agency hacking into the U.N. video conferencing system since I disapprove of that intentional swamp of sewage.  But,  really,  does anyone actually think we’re the only ones in the spy game?  Every nation on earth has spies in every place of interest they can put them,  and most certainly in the USA,  where we not only have corporate interests to plunder,  but also a government which is incapable of keeping its own secrets while plundering all of ours.

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August 27, 2013 at 10:19 am