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22 hours…

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How wretched is your city when it is a big deal that  no one  has been shot for 22 hours?   That is Chicago,  Illinois,  run  by progressives,  literally into the ground.

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September 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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Jean Watters, R.I.P.

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Say a little prayer for Jean Watters.   I doubt this good lady will need it,  but  it can’t hurt.   The Enigma code breakers were quite serious about their work,  and remained tight-lipped about it even after it was declassified in 1975.   One of them has  been buried  in Nebraska where she retired to with her American husband.   Jean Watters contributed greatly to the Allied war effort,  but never felt the need to brag about her valuable work.

 

 

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September 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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Mr. Kurd…

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That’s how  Pres. Trump called on a Kurdish reporter at his press conference on Wednesday.  The usual clods on social media went into full blown hysterics over such an “insult”,  but the reporter,  Kurdish journalist Rahim Rashidi,  was pleased and delighted with his new moniker for reasons you’ll both understand and appreciate if you follow the link.

 

 

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September 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm

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Lego wheelchair…

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An  injured turtle  at the Maryland Zoo has learned to use a wheelchair made of Legos to keep his broken shell off the ground while it heals.

There is a box turtle which manages to get inside the fenced portion of my yard every few months.  It fascinates Big Girl  who always finds it and totes it around until we take it away from her and put it down safely outside the fence.  She is more than capable of crushing it, but just wants to play with it.  I doubt the turtle thinks much of the plan…

 

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September 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm

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Patriotic lad…

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This young  man has more respect for our flag than most people in Congress.   He literally lies on the ground to keep the flag from touching it while his two friends fumble folding it properly,  which is a more difficult task than you’d think.   I am pretty sure that this boy’s mother will not utter a single syllable of complaint about the extra dirt on her son’s clothes.

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September 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

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A free speech win…

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Given that the notion of free speech has been practically non-existent on most college campuses for some years,  learning that there has been progress in many areas is welcome news.   I was surprised to learn that North Carolina is leading the way,  since I tend to think first of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  a toxic stew of progressivism with Lefty faculty forever trying to obstruct a relatively sensible administration.

Please read the link  contained herein  so that you can warn everyone you know with nearly college-aged children.

Hats off to the Martin Center and FIRE for conducting this important research.

 

 

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September 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

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Could Cox win?

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California with a Republican governor?   Well,  it has happened before.  That benighted state could certainly benefit from being run by a businessman instead  of yet another leftie loon.

 

 

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September 24, 2018 at 2:32 pm

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Snitty man…

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His Oneness has  no patience  with young people who fail to drink in his every word,  no  matter how self-reverential they are.   It truly is a sign of how arrogant and thin-skinned the former president is,  especially since he apparently has no idea how small and pathetic it makes him look.

 

 

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September 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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Moveon.org…

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…and ice cream moguls Ben and Jerry are  teaming up  to find seven new names and flavors representing seven Democratic challengers.   How charming.  I never liked either their ice cream or their far left politics.   But I m willing to save them a lot of time:  Left,  Higher Taxes,  Far Left,  Manipulator,  Communist,  Socialist,  Liar,  and Insane.   That pretty much sums up what’s on offer from the Democrats,  with a side of Treason and Stupidity thrown in for good measure.   You’re welcome,  guys…

 

 

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September 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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Voting principles…

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Watch an Illinois Democrat party leader show why the  old saw about voting early and often is still a real thing for Democrats.

And Illinois is far from the only place where this happens.  I have seen people scouring the newspapers for death notices which can be used to glean names with which to obtain absentee ballots.  They get caught only when someone notices and points them out to an honest official,  a personage damned hard to find in certain places,  like Chicago…

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September 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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