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The Estrogen Convention…

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The inimitable Clarice Feldman  takes on  the Democratic convention with wickedly effective satire.   Enjoy.

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July 31, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Sometimes…

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…the law is an ass,  or so the saying goes,  but in  this case  the four justices on the Ohio State Supreme Court are the asses.   Whatever happened to common sense?

 

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July 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

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If I were…

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…a Baltimore cop,  this would  absolutely infuriate me.

 

 

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July 30, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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Viewer numbers…

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More people watched the Democratic convention than the Republican, but 4 million  more viewers  tuned in to see Trump’s acceptance speech than did those to watch Hillary’s.   Were more people curious about him than her?   I’m not certain what to make of that.   What do you think?

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July 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Kilauea volcano shots…

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I visited Hawaii many,  many years ago and saw Kilauea,  but the action was contained in the main crater,  not spilling over a cliff into the ocean.   It was an impressive sight even then,  but this is astonishing,  and as the article points  out,  extremely dangerous for anyone nearby in the water.

 

 

 

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July 29, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Heroes in blue…

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If someone tossed a bomb in your car,  would you simply drive off with it in order to protect others?   Most people would bail out and run like hell. A few might be willing to linger long enough to throw it in the trunk before taking off.   These  two cops  drove away to prevent the civilians in Times Square from becoming victims.   Fortunately,  the bomb turned out to be fake,  but the officers did not know that when they took decisive action.   Would you be that brace?

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July 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

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USS Indianapolis located?

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Given the way history has been taught for the last few decades,  few of you will know that the USS Indianapolis had  been on  a top secret mission to deliver parts of an atomic bomb in July 1945,  when it was hit by a Japanese torpedo in the Pacific Ocean.   The survivors were left to be eaten by the sharks.   A number of searches have been mounted without success,  but now a naval historian has discovered some fresh information which may make it possible to locate the vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 28, 2016 at 11:45 pm

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Empty seat convention…

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The DNC is  advertising for  actors to fill the empty seats at the convention.  Does this sound as if the unification process is going anywhere nearly as well as the Democrats and their compliant media friends are insisting?

 

 

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July 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

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Is this our daddy?

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Ever heard of Luca?   Me neither,  but it means the Last Universal Common Ancestor,  in this case a single-cell,  bacterium-like organism thought to have lived on Earth four billion years ago,

There is a huge disagreement among scientists about whether this organism was a half-alive creature dependent on chemicals in its environment,  or a more sophisticated organism because it could synthesize proteins.  The debate is far from over,  but it certainly is interesting.

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July 27, 2016 at 11:50 pm

VA corruption…

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You can’t make this stuff up.   The Veterans Administration spent $20 million on artwork,  most of it under the Obama Administration,  while allowing veterans to die from lack of care.   This incredible stupidity includes a pair of sculptures totaling %670,000 for a VA center which serves blind vets.

Few people have  been disciplined  for the multiple failures of the VA system,  let  alone fired.   If you were a whistleblower you were likely to get fired  by your corrupt superiors for attempting  to address  the deadly failures and corruption.  The solution is simple — do away with the VA system and use the money to pay for veterans’ care in the private sector.   Put the whistleblowers in charge of the transition and fire the rest.

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July 27, 2016 at 10:09 am