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Trees — do you…

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…wonder about them?   Robert Frost did,  poetically,  and now a large number  of scientists  are studying and using less invasive technologies to answer some questions and correct some past  “settled science.”   As in most areas,  we are finding out how little we actually know about the lives of trees.  Even if you think you won’t be interested,  you will be.

And the truly delicious part is that after reading only a few paragraphs,  you will know more than the eco-Nazis,  including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 

 

 

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August 31, 2019 at 2:39 pm

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Speed bag Sanders…

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We all know Bernie Sanders likes to punch up and to the left,  but a simple speed bag managed to punch back when the Senator hit it with his right hand.   The brief  video is  very entertaining,  not least because Bernie seems genuinely astonished that Newton’s Third  Law is  actually true.

 

 

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August 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Stromboli, anyone?

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No,  I don’t mean the Italian turnover stuffed with delicious meats and cheeses,  and sometimes veggies.  That is a treat worthy of mention and gustatory pleasure under any circumstances.   No,  I refer to the volcano of  the same name, on a small island off the coast of Sicily,  which has just popped its cork again after killing a hiker in its previous eruption in July.   Volcanoes are fascinating to observe,  but dangerous as hell.

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August 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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Cranky Bernie…

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Why is the  owner of  this restaurant surprised that Sen. Bernie Sanders was cranky and rude?   Bernie is a Democratic Socialist,  and none of them think ordinary people are worth their time and attention,  or even ordinary civility.   I am sure Mr. Konstin will vote for another Democratic candidate,  but at least he won’t be offering any encouragement to the Vermont Senator.

 

 

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August 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm

I’m mean…

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…because I take joy in hearing that the New York Times main office in Manhattan was  treated for  a bed bug infestation over the weekend.   Even more amusing is that the newspaper’s wellness center is one of the affected areas.   Can we now claim that lying,  bias,  nti-Semitism and pomposity lead to bed bugs?   Would you be surprised to find roaches and mice as well?

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August 27, 2019 at 1:12 pm

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Sleep standards…

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The federal government thinks your thermostat should be set  to 82 degrees  when you sleep?   Have any of these blithering idiots ever been to the Deep South?  At that temperature,  you’d probably sweat yourself off the bed,  assuming your didn’t drown first.

UPDATE:  Energy Secretary Rick Perry just told us to set our thermostats  wherever we  like.    There is a shred of common sense left in the Swamp.

 

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August 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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If you have nothing…

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…better to do than  scream at  a chicken sandwich,  please shut up and go home so the rest of us can eat in peace.    Apparently the latest round of invective against Chick-fil-A was incited by the fast-food chain Popeyes announcing it had added a new fried chicken sandwich to its menu.   One writer (I don’t regard Helen Rosner as a  journalist)  is very excited by America’s favorite  being put down by the appeal of Popeyes  “…as a chicken sandwich with less overt moral compromise.”

Silly me — I had no idea chicken sandwiches even had morals,  much less that they could be compromised.   I was,  however,  well ware that progressives would assign morals to a concrete block without hesitation to suit their purposes.

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August 25, 2019 at 3:20 pm