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Might as well…

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…eliminate the position  of internal  watchdog,  since one can scarcely claim that the New York Times was actually using the position…

The paper’s rationale for cutting the position is hysterical.

 

 

 

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May 31, 2017 at 10:29 pm

He was right…

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That is,  Albert Einstein was correct about  black holes  and matter and what happens in an event horizon.   Einstein was right about an awful lot of stuff,  much of which I don’t understand in the least,  but the article makes this piece of the cosmic puzzle pretty clear.

 

 

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May 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Memorial Day 2017…

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We were due for rain,  but have thus far escaped it,  so we’re busy on the grill and at the coolers and the antique ice cream churn,  which is a grand way to wear the youngsters out while ensuring a great increase in their appreciation for ice cream.   In other words,  I’m having a fine Memorial Day with family and friends.   I’ll update this later,  but have  a couple  of timely cartoons  for now,  plus an overview of  Trump’s speech and how to keep  from confusing  Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

 

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May 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

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Jim Bunning, R.I.P.

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Hall of Fame pitcher and former Senator Jim Bunning  died this  week,  after suffering a stroke last fall.   He was as blunt and tenacious in Congress as he had been on the athletic field,  but I expect he was always prouder of his perfect games in baseball than of his service in Congress.

 

 

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May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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Beer pipeline…

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Heavy metal fans like their beer, consuming an average of one gallon per person over the three-day Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.   The customary struggle to deliver that tasty goodness to attendees will not happen again,  as they are doing away with the customary trek across the fields with very heavy kegs full of beer,  thanks to the installation of  four miles of  underground piping.

 

 

 

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May 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm

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What IRS really needs…

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…is not  more money,  but to have its upper management levels summarily dismissed,  be forced to eliminate the wasteful conferences and team-building exercises and  party gifts.   Perhaps a real fear of losing one’s job and future pension will concentrate the employees’ minds sufficiently for them to do their damned jobs.

I’m quite certain the tea Party membership would be happy to volunteer to help them.

 

 

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May 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

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Still mad, Michelle?

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Having her husband with her on this leg of their Italian trip does not seem to  have improved  the disposition of Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction,  and her fashion sense remains as warped as ever.  Does she truly think she looks fashionable and fine in that outfit?   I’m sure she does, but the fact that she has to lift the legs of her trousers tells us that they are too long, or that her footwear needs heels.

The pants do nothing to hide her stomach or disguise the considerable size of her rear,  and the white top just reminds us that she is basically flat-chested and very short-waisted.   If I were a fashion designer,  I would not allow the woman to wear anything from my line ,  and if I were her friend,  I’d tell her she needs a seamstress who can fit the clothes she has to make them look better.

 

 

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May 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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Snowflake society?

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Have we all become wimps,  or do we now have proof that being liberal or progressive makes people deeply unhappy and unable to cope?  I suggest the latter,  since we have decades of observing the self-torture those on the Left must suffer in order to hold to an ideology which demands that one eschew reason and logic.  That is one reason our liberal and progressive kin so often resort to violence  —  they simply can not cope with the strains of having to lie to themselves and everyone else.

So count me supremely unsurprised that Talkspace,  the online counseling service,  has seen a  big uptick  in usage,  especially by millennials,  who are true snowflakes,  having spent their lives receiving participation trophies and being coached to have superior self-esteem even when they had attempted little and accomplished nothing.   If you have spent your entire life avoiding reality,  the reality of President Trump is bound to be a severe  shock leading  to all sorts of unhinged behavior.

 

 

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May 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm

She still looks angry…

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is still mad at the world if  this photo of her on vacation in Italy is anything to go by.   And she is still wearing clothes which are ill-suited for her age,  figure,  and former position.   And we taxpayers are on the hook for the cost of the Secret Service protection for the First Couple.

I expect she will remain Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction when she gets around to having her book ghost-written.

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May 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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Busch bullies…

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Shame on Anheuser Busch for  hoarding hops  and shutting out the craft beer brewers!   It’s particularly hypocritical since the company owns a number of once independent craft breweries.   I will drink a Michelob occasionally,  but I’m not a great fan of any of the Anheuser Busch brands.  On the other hand,  there are a number of craft beers I truly enjoy.  I shall be drinking even less of the corporate giants brands from now on,  but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy their wonderful Clydesdale horses.

 

 

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May 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

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