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Will this help?

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I rather doubt that cutting the Internet  will decrease  the number of  lynchings prompted by rumors spread on smartphones,  but I suppose India is running short on ideas to stop this trend.   For all its history and current vibrancy,  the population is often astonishingly gullible.

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June 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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Neanderoids…

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That’s what scientists are calling the little Neanderthal brains in petri dishes which they will eventually  place inside crab-like robots.  They will then compare them to human-brained robots in a science fiction-like battle of the cyborgs.

The study hopes to learn how  Neanderthal minds  worked.  What I find truly interesting is that the researchers wish to discover if those ancient brains had any of the defects which in modern brains produce autism.  That’s relevant,  because science believes modern brains have evolved to be better at socialization.

 

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June 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm

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Meet the new Democrats…

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An attractive  young woman  has won a Democratic primary,  beating a ten-term Congressman,  despite campaigning with a known  anti-Semitic and racist.  This matters because Joe Crowley was expected to become the next Speaker of the House if the Democrats took it over.    The former speaker,  Nancy Pelosi,  doesn’t like  being compared  with the newcomer.   Sen. Bernie Sanders is over the moon with happiness because she is an avowed Democratic Socialist,  just like he is,  she is calling for Pres. Trump’s impeachment,  she thinks it requires “political courage” to raise taxes,  and claims ICE is running family-separation black sites at the border.

In other words,  just like Bernie,  she has no grasp of economics,  opposes the Constitution,  imagines the Bill of Rights protects only her and the like-minded,  and imagines We the People will meekly accept being ruled by her.   Yes,  she’s a bit of a lunatic,  but she truly does  represent the new face of the Democratic Party which has certainly been losing its collective mind ever since Trump was elected.

UPDATE:  I found  the platform  she ran on.   Heaven help us…

 

 

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June 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Of course it is…

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No conservative is surprised to discover that Trump country is far  more tolerant  than progressive enclaves anywhere.  They are supposedly knuckle-draggers,  Bible-thumpers,  white supremacists,   little Hitlers or just hopeless stupid and biased.   But in truth,  Trump supporters are largely regular joes,  ordinary American citizens who treat even awful people with courtesy and respect.   We don’t refuse to serve them food,  and we certainly don’t chase them across the street to protest.   I wonder if we have been too nice for far too long.

If you think back to the Bush/Gore election, Republican staffers dressed in slacks and button-down shirts supposedly inspired terror in Democratic operatives.   Apparently our conservative thoughts are enough to cause extreme fear in liberals.   I’m in favor of providing even more cause for their panic.   Arm yourself with logic,  reason,  and actual facts,  and laugh out loud at them when they revert to emotional thinking and start attacking you personally.    That is a clue that you are winning.

 

 

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June 27, 2018 at 3:33 pm

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She’ll never shut up…

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Hillary Clinton will go her grave whining and complaining about the injustices heaped upon her,  never accepting responsibility for her own shortcomings and myriad failures.   Now she’s  in London  comparing Pres. Trump to Turkey’s probably fraudulently re-elected Erdogan.

She is one of the Republicans’ best weapons because her arrogance and criminal behavior rub ordinary people the wrong way.

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June 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Rules don’t apply…

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…if you’re a Democrat,  right?   Well,  an intern for Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has  been suspended  for a week for shouting an expletive at  Pres. Trump when he visited the Capitol last week.   Because it was on video and widely distributed,  Hassan had little choice but to give her intern a slap on the wrist,  but the potty-mouthed young woman is clearly in no danger of losing her job.

This is actually what progressives think,  and this is how they actually behave.  They have always been the most intolerant people on earth, and they have become progressively worse.  They won’t improve until they are ground into dust.  It is becoming our job to assist with that,  first by voting, and second by speaking out at every opportunity,  and by refusing to be cowed into silence by the bullies on the block.  Do your part.

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June 26, 2018 at 3:29 am

Walmart wine…

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If you’re a wine drinker,  Walmart is introducing a  new collection  of very inexpensive wines which are reportedly quite good.   I haven’t tried any of it yet,  but I will,  because I learned a long time ago one need not pay $100 for a bottle of excellent wine.   I don’t get along well with red wines,  so I stick mostly to the whites.  I seldom pay more than $20 a bottle,  and I surely enjoy it more than I would a bottle I  have paid a lot more for.  And yes,  I have enjoyed a glass of expensive wine which was utterly delightful,  but I could not convince myself it was worth so much more money.

How do you know what wine you’ll like?  Well,  you can select one from a vineyard you’ve already tried and liked.   Or you can read up on the subject so you know what the terms mean.  If your preference runs towards tangy white, try a sauterne.   If towards slightly sweet white, try chablis.  Or ask people whose taste you trust for recommendations.   If you shop at Walmart with its inexpensive new selections  you will at least have a lot of fun finding your inner oenophile!

 

 

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June 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

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