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Temperance Union…

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I had no idea the Woman’s Christian Temperance  Union still  existed.  Its few remaining members still promote total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and drugs.   I wonder if th y’ll survive until their 150th anniversary?

 

 

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November 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm

If you must…

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…live in Vladivostok,  Russia,  you really ought to obtain a vehicle equipped with winter tires and learn how to drive it.   Either that,  or find a way to avoid this  truly nasty hill.

 

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November 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm

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Little Sisters under attack again…

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If you don’t believe progressives are mean-spirited to the point of insanity,  this should  change your mind.   There is no other explanation for various states going after the Little Sisters of the Poor for failing to provide contraception to their employees when the Supreme Court has already ruled in the Sisters’ favor on this matter.   Do Democrats really think that attacking a bunch of nuns who minister to the poor actually wins points with voters?

 

 

 

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November 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Merry jihadi Christmas…

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This explains  what is wrong with Europe.   Sweden has put holiday greenery atop concrete K-Rail barriers,  positioned around local holiday markets to stop terrorist attacks by vehicles.   For me,  this reads as an acknowledgement and acceptance of the fact that there will be a holiday  terrorist attack and the authorities will not be able to stop it.   Citizens will just have to adjust to what Barack Obama called the new normal,  because their politically correct governments will not do what is necessary to protect them from Islamic terrorists.

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November 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Black Friday breakdown…

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Full confession:  I don’t do Black Friday.   I stay away from stores,  both brick and mortar and online varieties.  I choose not to subject myself to the bargain hunting masses  resembling crocodiles  at feeding time,  but with firearms.   Not even for the  free gun  giveaways at Cabela’s,  though I expect shoppers there to behave better than these men arguing over  a toy  car.   I will also not be among  the millions  in my pajamas searching for deals on Cyber Monday.

This decision means I don’t have to care about the Amazon workers in Germany and Italy  striking on  Black Friday,  or the  universal chaos  the event causes in the industrialized world.   Nor do I have to contemplate how to sneak in early by wearing what  appears to  be store employee uniforms.  I have long known that holiday shopping is the  make or break event for most retailers,  but since I have finished my shopping,  I can simply  contemplate how  stores are trying to draw Amazon customers,  be ready to take advantage of anything spectacular,  and be very pleased that I am not inside a store being tracked  by facial  recognition software.

To those of you who survived Black Friday,  congratulations!   For those who selected the comforts of home over survival,  welcome to the anti-frantic shopping club.  I’m going to reheat some turkey and dressing,  make some breakfast bread with leftover cranberry sauce,  and trim my pepper plants so I can fit them all inside my front hall.   That and revel in the fact that last year’s record-setting number of  background requests  for guns to the FBI has been broken by the more than 200,000 requests made this year  — some of you have truly woken up!

 

 

 

 

 

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November 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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Remember these?

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I had never heard of half of these  defunct restaurant  chains,  even though I’m fairly well traveled.  How about you?

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November 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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Flat-earthers, rejoice!

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This man planned to blast off in his homemade rocket  to prove  the earth is a disc,  not a ball.   I hope he had a safe flight,  and will look for further intel on this venture.

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November 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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